The art of drum and bass is one that doesn’t get nearly enough praise, its fusing of the percussive and EDM soundscapes making for some of the most hard-hitting and electric tunes to grace the music world. It’s been a champion of the underground for decades now, filling packed clubs and venues across the world with beautiful, straight-up filthy bangers that tap into an unspoken truth that only fast-paced beats and rhythmic structures can decode. Thus, we thought we’d link up with some of Australia and New Zealand’s most promising drum and bass acts for a sneaky collab playlist of the DNB tunes they’ve been vibing as of late.
We’ve pulled together some proper heavy hitters as well, nailing down Aussie and Kiwi favourites in Flowidus and Lee Mvtthews. Individually, the two pairs have been releasing strings of hits and have been rising their respective DNB scenes for some time. But now, they’ve joined forces to drop their first tune for René LaVice and his Device label, coming through with a grimy, staccato-heavy heater in ‘Reason’ that’s just perfect for lighting up any club or festival.
So after you’ve wrapped your earholes around that absolute banger, have a geez at some of Lee Mvtthews & Flowidus’ favourite DNB tunes below to start your week in the hardest way possible. If you vibe them as much as we do, the boys have put together a little playlist for us so listen to our heart’s content. Check it out here.
This is essentially a union of two absolute titans, Mefjus and Camo & Krooked have to be some of the most technically advanced production outfits in the game at the moment, combine that with these amazing vocals and you’ve got a hit. A producer’s dream.
For this one it’s again two of our idols collaborating, not necessarily a song we’d play in sets, but the melody in this on the piano/Glockenspiel type thing just grabs at the soul. Bliss.
An absolute ripper of a bootleg here by Imanu, taking what was already an iconic track by RL Grime and putting his unique spin on it, riding the line between dark and playful cultivating in something that all lovers of drum and bass can get behind.
This is a grubby little number from S9, such a funky bassline that develops throughout the drop, complimented so well by the bars and flow of Coppa, definitely one to scrunch your face to!
Joe Ford bringing the goods here as he remixes Droptek, delivering one of the most innovative songs to come out of 2020. Joe Ford always has great production and mixdowns but the way the lead in this song behaves is something we have honestly never heard before and it kills it everytime we play it
Love this track, and to see break dip his toes in something a bit more techy really stood out to us.
No question banga, love the simplicity and the riff. Makes you wanna party straight away if you play it at home, and makes the hands go up if you play it out.
Cool to see how experimental these guys productions has got. This song is a great example of their originality.
Metrik has always pushed production level. Love how he brings live elements including his own vocals into this one. Can be mistaking the difficulty of having a drop in dnb that is guitar and still keep it sounding huge, but metrik manages to nail it
This song is heavy, but also fun and funky at the same time. Expect nothing less when these two producers link up. Hasn’t left the usbs since they released it.