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Mar 26

The Rinse 05

The Rinse is back to supply another dose of brand new drum & bass for the week. This week's episode highlights up-and-comers and veterans alike, showcasing works form Octane, Mark System, and the ubiquitous Hamilton, among others. Also featured this week is a new mixed set from the mighty Critical Music, which comes ahead of the imprint's massive live show later this week. Without further ado, let's get those knees above the elbows, shall we?

L 33 - Scream (Original Mix) [Eat Brain]

First up is a neuro-maniacal track from rising Bulgarian producer L 33. Appropriately titled Scream, this track is pressurized to the point of combustion, combining a raucous break and snarling bassline in an enveloping stereo field. The tune comes as part of a four-track EP by way of prominent neurofunk label Eat Brain, and is available right here on Beatport.

Mark System - Optix (Original Mix) [Exit]

Mark System, popularly known for his MC talents in years past, just dropped a two-track EP on Exit Records and it's definitely a statement piece. The Londoner delivers two minimalistic rollers on the EP, but it's Optix' piercing lead synth that quickly cemented its spot on this week's Rinse--proof positive that Mark is just as good behind a keyboard as he is a microphone. Make sure to head over to Beatport to pick up Mark's latest.

Hamilton - Track 8 (Original Mix) [RAM]

Hamilton is gearing up to release two dancefloor-ready tracks on his forthcoming EP via RAM Records titled Feel the Fury and Track 8. Both are typical heavyweight Hamilton productions, but it's Track 8's unconventional arrangement that immediately etches itself into the auditory cortex. The tune was premiered recently by Annie Mac and will hit stores on March 29. Pre-order the EP right here on iTunes.

Sigma feat. Labrinth - Higher (Extended Mix) [3beat]

Sigma is definitely one of the hottest acts in the scene right now, and their latest collaboration with Simon Cowell-signed artist Labrinth is nothing short of spectacular. Titled Higher, the tune is filled with uplifting vibes derived from its triumphant string and piano harmonies. As always, Labrinth delivers an emotive vocal composition with his trademarked hymn-type chants when the tune begins. Out via 3beat, Higher is now available alongside several house remixes on Beatport. Also make sure to check out the official music video.

DLR & Octane feat. Break - Murmur (Break & DLR VIP) [Dispatch Dubplate]

Break, DLR, and Octane's 2012 track Murmur made huge waves on the DJ circuit, garnering support from the likes of Andy C, Friction, and Goldie, to name a few. When Break and DLR gave it a VIP treatment, the tune's darkness quotient was ratcheted up by a factor of ten. Out on Dispatch Recordings' sister-imprint Dispatch Dubplate, Murmur VIP comes flanked by two other DLR productions, and all three can be had in limited vinyl form or as a digital download from Beatport.

Hyroglifics - Critical Sound Bristol Promo Mix [Critical Music]

The last entry on this week's episode of The Rinse is a special Critical Sound mix from famed D&B label Critical Music. Curated by British Columbian newcomer Hyroglifics, the mix was released to promote Critical's upcoming live show on March 28 in Bristol featuring Kasra, Emperor, and neuro-extraordinaire Mefjus, to name a few. For tickets and event info, visit the Motion website. To download this mix for free, head over to the Critical Music SoundCloud page here.
L 33 - Scream (Original Mix) [Eat Brain]
Mark System - Optix (Original Mix) [Exit]
Hamilton - Track 8 (Original Mix) [RAM]
Sigma feat. Labrinth - Higher (Extended Mix) [3beat]
Octane & DLR feat. Break - Murmur (Break & DLR VIP) [Dispatch Dubplate]
Hyroglifics - Critical Sound Bristol Promo Mix
Mar 26

The Bass Fire Extinguisher + 10 More Uses For Focused Bass Power

Two George Mason University seniors have invented a bass fire extinguisher that douses flames with ultra low-frequency sound waves.

The 30-60-hz bass waves are so powerful, they create a tiny gap between the oxygen and the fuel, effectively preventing the fire from re-igniting.

The Washington Post spoke with the two engineering majors Seth Robertson and Viet Tran about their innovation, which they hope to apply to larger-scale building, forest, and even space fires in the future.

If you're anything like us, you're thinking, "Well, slap my ass and call me Judy. That's f*cking amazing! What other nasty everyday problems can we stamp out with the power of wub?" Here are a few suggestions (... wubwubwubwubwub... that's him blastin' sh*t with bass):

1.Obnoxious Bus Talkers

2. Icky spiders

3. Dude bros

4. Racist-ass cops

5. Nagging girlfriends

6. Good-for-nothing lazy-ass boyfriends

7. F*cking yappy-ass little rat dogs

8. Fox 'News' Correspondent Megyn Kelly

9. The Ebola Virus

10. The United States Congress

Mar 26

Vato Gonzalez Brings ‘Freaks’ To The Dancefloor

Sydney-based electro house producer Timmy Trumpet and rapper Savage's 2014 top-10 mainstream hit Freaks gets a "dirty house" remix via Dutchman Vato Gonzalez (pictured).

The track's original mix is a fuzzy electro, horn-led festival smasher with existing Dutch house influences. Gonzalez' remix adds a bonus beat to the measure, introducing a dance-friendly groove to the fist-pumping original track. ​

No release date or official status has been confirmed for the remix, but the original track is available from Ministry of Sound Australia here.
Timmy Trumpet feat. Savage - Freaks (Vato Gonzalez Remix) [Ministry of Sound Australia]
Mar 26

SAINT WKND Returns With ‘Positive Vibe’

21-year-old German house producer SAINT WKND returns with Positive Vibe, his latest single released as a part of Big Beat Ignition's Ignition: Miami 2015 compilation.

Tambourine-aided, four-on-the-floor drums are mixed with a vocal snippet and off-key, warped synth tones to create a uniquely funky peak-hour groove. Though growing in renown at present with a string of tracks like these, the level of awareness regarding his skill is sure to explode.

Positive Vibe is now available via Beatport.
SAINT WKND - Positive Vibe (Original Mix) [Big Beat Ignition]
Mar 26

Hudson Mohawke Sparks His ‘Lantern’ With ‘Very First Breath’

Glasgow's avant-garde beatsmith Hudson Mohawke gives us the first track off his forthcoming Lantern in the very vocal Very First Breath featuring Irfane.

Ross Birchard, affectionately "HudMo" to his fans, shows his approachable side in the radio-ready Very First Breath. Catchy and light, it works beautifully as a bait hook for the rest of what is sure to be about a baker's dozen of his historically successful experiments in bass and percussion the likes of which can lay claim to assisting names as big as Kanye West on their way to the top.

Watch the creepy teaser video for the album featuring what we suspect may be the title track here, and pre-order Lantern here before it drops in June on Warp.

Lantern Tracklist:
01. Lantern

02. Very First Breath (feat. Irfane)

03. Ryderz

04. Warriors (feat. Ruckazoid & Devauex)

05. Kettles

06. Scud Books

07. Indian Steps (feat. Antony)

08. Lil Djembe

09. Deepspace (feat. Miguel)

10. Shadows

11. Resistance (feat. Jhené Aiko)

12. Portrait of Luci

13. System

14. Brand New World
Hudson Mohawke feat. Irfane - Very First Breath (Original Mix) [Warp]