22 Jan
Latest from Golden Era-styled 16-year-old New York rapper

The smoke is clearing from the explosion of Disclosure’s major label debut Settle, and in addition to such side effects as a Grammy nomination, the duo gelled the production of “You Stressin”, the latest track from New York rapper Bishop Nehru — he of the excellent “strictlyFLOWZ” mixtape. More Motor City Drum Ensemble than Joy Orbison, Disclosure’s production is foliated […]


As is the case almost every year, 2013 was loaded with amazing music put out by the most creative artists of our age. We posted mixtapes from some of the biggest names in hip-hop like Pusha T, Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, J. Cole, Killer Mike x Big Boi, Jay-Z + 9th Wonder and then other tapes by […]


The Christmas spirit strikes Canadian artists Zeds Dead, who in their mistletoe generosity are making their Holiday 2013 mixtape available for free download.  The excellently mixed set includes 35 tracks in just under one hour, throwing in a virtual bouillabaisse of bass-oriented tracks — from trap, grime and drum & bass to future garage, nu disco […]


29 Aug
First single from British drum & bass producer's "Torus" LP

Renowned drum & bass producer Sub Focus is about to drop his sophomore album Torus on September 23rd. The day before, however, the British banger will release the “Turn It Around” EP. The eponymous title track features vocals from Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke, which obviously lends the track more emotional weight than your typical throwaway […]


This past weekend while in San Deigo for the Comic Con we stumbled across an underground bar called C Lounge, and inside the cellar of this dank establishment we found a drum & bass night. In a flashback to 1998 — and gleefully lubricated by their $3 Jack & Cokes — the result was a […]


3 Jan
1-hour mix featuring Goldie, Marcus Intalex, Adam F & more

These are the type of gifts from the cosmos that pop up in the Internet Age that bring true joy into my world. Dirtybird’s own Justin Martin, just for the hell of it, decided to compile a retrospective drum & bass mixtape of some classics — as well as some new dirtybird stuff — and […]


15 Nov
17-minutes of drum & bass & hip-hop-rinsed Shadow

British producer and remixer Irn Mnky earned DJ Shadow’s attention 3 years ago when he won a remix contest held by Shadow himself. Soon Shadow was playing Irn Mnky’s remix of “Walkie Talkie” on a regular basis, and a mutual relationship was born. Now to celebrate the release of DJ Shadow’s limited edition box set Reconstructed: […]


27 Jul
A new leak from London producer's upcoming sophomore LP

Its been a good week for music, highlighted by Flying Lotus releasing his “Between Friends” track with Earl Sweatshirt. Now comes the other shoe from SBTRKT (aka Aaron Jerome). Like the London-based producer previous release via SoundCloud, “Gamelena”, “Gloss” was captioned with minimal text: “#gloss #sbtrkt analog music”. So here we are again, thankful that […]

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