Ahead of the SINE warehouse rave in November, we have decided to compile a list of our top 5 unreleased tunes from the artists soon to be gracing the decks.
A 'dubplate' originally referred to the pressing of an exclusive tune onto a 10" acetate disk, largely in the reggae, dancehall and dub scenes. These tracks were one-off's often attributed to a certain sound system, and therefore used in sound clashes to 'battle' their opponents. Quickly dubplates spread into a vast array of other underground genres including jungle, and subsequently drum and bass.
Whilst we have somewhat moved away from dubplates in their physical form, with vinyls being replaced for ever shrinking USB sticks, the 'dub' remains as important as ever. The songs below have been specially selected by us at SINE for both their quality, and their impact in the wider drum and bass scene.
Commix – Be True (Data 3 Bootleg)
Our first pick comes from Data 3, made up of Harry Bryson (one half of Pola and Bryson), Dan Hartley (Mark Dinimal) and Alex Kostyakov. Whilst it is often argued that a classic should be left alone, in some cases this just isn’t true. The fast-rising Data 3 boys have put a crisp modern take on a tune that has been destroying raves for over ten years now. We cannot wait to get this trio on the decks with their blend of deep and liquid influenced tunes.
Satl – Bravehearts (feat. Dan Stezo)
Next up we have a tune from Satl, who will be teaming up with Ill Truth on the night for a huge b2b. Dan Stezo’s pensive vocals sit on top of a dark stepping beat, creating the murkiest of atmospheres. Having been closely circulated between DJs for a while now, we can't wait to hear it boom through the warehouse in November.
Amoss - Speed Shades
Despite the recent departure of one half of Amoss, the now solo producer shows no sign of slowing down. Being tested out by the man himself at this years Dimensions festival, this track rolls in the typical Amoss fashion, deep and dangerous with a roaring bassline that is sure to destroy dancefloors for years to come. Check out the sweet shades too.
Renegade – Terrorist (T>I Remix)
Bringing one of the most iconic jungle tunes from Ray Keith back to life, T>I’s remix has been in close circulation for a long time now. According to a video on Facebook from Ray Keith himself, we are going to have to wait till 2019 for this huge remix to released on Dread Recordings. For now, we will have to wait and witness T>I play b2b with Bladerunner, a roller heavy set that will be sure to leave the warehouse in pieces.
Kings Of The Rollers - Rave Alarm VIP
Making up 1/3rd of possibly the most talked about acts in drum and bass right now alongside Serum and Voltage, Bladerunner has a USB filled with exclusives. Straight off the back of their 'Rave Alarm' EP, footage started circulating off this VIP, bringing a razor-sharp new twist on a track that has been dismantling the festival and club circuits for a while now.
If you want to hear all these tunes under one roof, then check out the Facebook event page here, and cop a ticket before they sell out!
We will also be announcing our VERY special guest on the 23rd of September. Keep an eye out on our Facebook, and our Instagram at @sineseriessine, where we will be revealing clues very soon...