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Dieselboy Previews His 'Heart of Darkness' Tour With Ferocious New Mix

The other day, I realized that I'd been riding for Stateside drum & bass for over two decades. It started with DJ's like Pish Posh and Seen out of NYC, but as I gravitated to the Philly scene, the diabolical Dieselboy has been a staple in my drum & bass diet ever since. I feel like I've only actually seen him DJ once during a wild night in Philly with all of the junglists in the AOL "Ravers" chatroom on hand. He was a robot, with no mix out of place and all bangers being rinsed.

Because he's always been dope, he has to explore new ways of expressing himself. That might be why we only get new DJ mixes form him every few years. Dieselboy's currently on his Heart of Darkness Tour, running through the U.S., and decided to bless the world with a 90+ minute mix, which features his "style of layering tracks that can only be described as “threaded” or “braided” - songs, loops and samples twist around one another in specific ways so that every element enhances those around it." With a tracklist that spans a three-page doc, D threads material from Jam Thieves, Mean Teeth, Phace, Current Value, Signal, and many, many more. It's a rough and rugged ride.

Stream and download the full mix below, and check out the dates up above—if Dieselboy's in your area in the near future, don't play yourselves!

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DJ Chap Refixes the '80s With New 'Numbers' EP

Back when I had time to devote to this slice of the internet, I'd put together compilations or mixes to commemorate days like today, rockthedub's 13th anniversary. This dreary Sunday morning? I'll just share a release that's been doing my head in, and cobbles together the ethos that shit site was built on 13 years ago.

DJ Chap crafts an intriguing mix of footwork. I won't say that the idea of full-on reworking cuts in a footwork vein is dead; it happens all of the time. But compared to how the entire electronic music scene was, say, seven years ago? SoundCloud and the like fucked the game up. Anyways, he recently dropped his Numbers EP, which finds him fully revamping classics from Billy Idol, Chaka Khan, Tears for Fears, and plenty more. If you have an idea of what this will sound like, judging from his past work, you've got the right idea, and you're better for it.

Celebrate RTD's 13th year by streaming Chap's latest (foot)work below.

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DJ Paypal and DJ Taye Turn Classic Video Game Madness Into the Footwork Anthem "Hammer"

When the world of illegally downloading music was in its infancy, one of the most astonishing feats was doing a search for a video game title and finding a litany of dance remixes of said title. It's like the Rule 34 of electronic music. That's what comes to mind when I keep DJ Paypal and DJ Taye's latest on repeat.

The TEKLIFE representers have been teasing a joint project (playfully done under TAYE//PAL) for a bit while giving us a reason to be excited with their collabs like "Bonfire" and "Chanel". Their release, Computers Smarter Than People, is set to drop on the 22nd of March (or the 29th), but today we get "Hammer," which flips this classic, triumphant video game theme and turns them into a club BANGER. You need this.

You can stream the tune in full below, and grab it for whatever you want over on Bandcamp. They also dropped another tune, "Jump," earlier this month which you can also snag.

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DJ Paypal Gave Away His Refreshing Remix of Adam F's "Circles"

With the tempos of footwork and jungle being around the same speed (160 BPM), it's been welcoming to see footwork's finest diving into their jungle bags. Today, DJ Paypal of the TEKLIFE squad shows the world how its done, putting a 2019 footwork shine on Adam F's CLASSIC "Circles." He doesn't go insane with the edits or feel of the tune; it's still just as lush and beautiful as what Adam crafted back in 1995, just with some percussive reworks. This one's available for free, so grab it while you can!

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Jaxtella - All-Star Sound (Feb. 2019)

With the NBA All-Star Weekend festivities underway in North Carolina, it makes sense that we'd start a part up here, right? I'm not sure what the drum & bass massive truly looks like in the Trenton area, but bassbin destroyer Jaxtella's representing, and the latest mix he sent over feels like he's fully realizing his sound.

When he he's rinsing out the latest in drum & bass, Patrice McBride is a go-to blend DJ, and it's dope to see him applying those vibes to the dnb scene. In his latest mix, he has a dope Meek Mill and Drake vs. Mob Tactics blend in there, as well as this magnificent mash-up, both of which you can download for free. This set also features material from Drumsound & Bassline Smith, High Contrast, Benny L, Shy FX, 1991, and many others.

You can stream and download the full set below, and make sure you peep that tracklist! Absolute destruction.


Meek Mill ft. Drake vs. Mob Tactics - Going Dreamworld (Jaxtella Bootleg)
John Holt - Police in Helicopter (Benny L Remix)
Alibi ft. MC Fats & T.R.A.C. - No Lights
Chase & Status - Retreat2018 (Jaxtella Intro Edit)
Bou - Gun Crime
Shy FX ft. Lily Allen & Stamina MC - Roll the Dice (Jaxtella Edit)
Break & Total Science - Dog's Dinner
DJ Snake ft. Cardi B & Ozuna x Disazt - Get Them Taki (Jaxtella Mash)
Drumsound & Bassline Smith - Booyaka
L Plus - Rocks
High Maintenance - No More Time
Finn - Sometimes The Going Gets A Little Tough (High Contrast Remix)
Aries, Krak In Dub ft. Eva Lazarus & Troy Berkeley - I & I (Dr Meaker Remix)
 Jorja Smith - The One (High Contrast Remix)
Sub Focus & Dimension - Desire (Jaxtella Edit)
LQ - Get to Me
1991 - Guiding Light
Karma Kingdom - I'll Be Waiting
Halogenix - Don't You Know
The Mouse Outfit ft. IAMDDB & Kinkai - Feeling High (Lenzman Remix)
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Jett I. Masstyr Stands Tall, Proclaims 'I Know God and He Chops Like This'

What an amazing title for a two-track single. RTD favorite Jett I. Masstyr is back with the phenomenally titled I Know God and He Chops Like This, which is an amazing example of knowing your worth. The tracks are HAWD: drums smack you upside the head, strings transport you to new dimensions, and bass rumbles the very earth you're walking on. Dude's not bullshitting (sorry, Black Jesus), and is down to prove it.

Grab both tracks on Bandcamp ASAP, and stream the full single below.

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Rob Cave and The Other Guys - "LETS GETS MONEYS"

After dropping another banger with Von Pea, The Other Guys are back with a new project with Lessondary's own Rob Cave, WORD, which is due out on March 22. This seven-track release is going to be a problem...at least that's how it feels when I peep the first single, "LETS GETS MONEYS." Something about the booming instrumental, that vocal flip, and Rob's mixture of solid bars and humor (just peep how his cuts on the hook) makes this one a winner.

Stream "LETS GETS MONEYS" below, and grab it today via Bandcamp.

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Inkke Returns to Form With 'FWDK Vol. 2'

This time last year, Inkke blew my mind with FWDK, Vol. 1, which he described as an "homage to Memphis rap," which isn't inaccurate. It was deep, at times dark, and very hypnotic, and about a calendar year later, he returns with the second volume, which is double the fun dark, and even more impressive.

It's hard to categorize what this release is. It could be a beat tape; there's a "here's my demo for those who need to hear my style" vibe in it, but tracks like "Crucifix" are fully-realized. I don't need to hear no emcee doing no rhymes over that. Other times, there are skits (with scratches from DJ Cloudo) that string the more macabre aspect of this beat tape together. It's 22 tracks of mesmerizing sound, and is no-doubt helping me get through the winter months.

You can stream FWDK, Vol. 2 in its entirety below, and cop it via Bandcamp.

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Cousin Cole Shares New Year's Day 2019 Mix

While many will drop all of the "new year, new me" and "(insert year) is mine" tweets, IG posts, and FB statuses around the New Year, many of us like to let the work do the talking. When it's time to work, you need a proper soundtrack. For anyone looking to get their mind, body, and spirit right for another year around the sun, Cousin Cole is back with his annual New Year's Day mix.

"Since 2014," Cole shared, "I've been making a mix each year for New Year's Day, comprising spiritual jazz, soul, folk, disco, funk, etc. Originally my idea was to provide something positive to ease you out of your hangover and into a new day / new year. Over time my goals expanded to choose songs that subtly address today's problems, usually with a voice from 30 or 40 years in the past. Since 2016, it has been hard to conceptualize anything that would look towards the era of Trump's presidency with any degree of hope, and I almost gave up on the idea. This year has been no different, but I still managed to make something. All the best to you & yours..."

Press play and power through.

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Relive the Year in Hip-Hop With DJ Cable's '2018 AD' Mix

It wouldn't be a year-end without DJ Cable's massive recap of the year that was in hip-hop, would it? For 2018 AD, Cable goes in—we're talking 120 tracks at over three hours length. We're talking big tuns from the likes of Pusha T, Drake, Jay Rock, Sheck Wes, Meek Mill, Skepta, Pac Div, Nines, Cardi B, and many others. This is the perfect NYE pre-game set, and the best way to look back at 2018. Stream the full mix below, and download it via Cable's FB page.


DJ Cable’s School Of Influencing [Intro]
Chance The Rapper - I Might Need Security
Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake - King’s Dead
Casanova - Gripped Up
Pi’Erre Bourne Feat. Playboi Carti - Yo Pi’Erre
Tiny Boost Feat. Giggs - Round 1
Meek Mill Feat. Rick Ross & JAY-Z - What’s Free [JAY-Z Verse]
Rick Ross Feat. T-Pain & Kodak Black - Florida Boy
YFN Lucci Feat. Meek Mill - Street Kings
J.I.D. Feat. J. Cole - Off Deez
Asian Doll - Hardest Doll
Drake - Mob Ties
Nines Feat. Jay Styles - Trapstar
KIDS SEE GHOSTS Feat. Louid Prima - 4th Dimension
Pac Div - Players Of The Year
XXXTENTACION Feat. Joey Bada$$ - Infinity (888)
Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz - My Block
Freddie Gibbs Feat. 03 Greedo - Death Row
French Montana & Remy Ma - New Thang
Lil Durk Feat. Future - Spin The Block
Asco - So Litt
Bas & J. Cole - Tribe
Coops - That Jazz
Royce Da 5’9” Feat. Eminem & King Green - Caterpillar [Eminem Verse]
Swizz Beatz Feat. Giggs - Come Again
Flatbush Zomies - Headstone
Meek Mill Feat. Miguel - Stay Woke
Swizz Beatz Feat. Nas - Echo
808INK - Blessed Up
Problem Feat. 03 Greedo - Put It Down
Kenny Allstar & Headie One - Tracksuit Love
Rich The Kid - Plug Walk
6ix9ine Feat. Tory Lanez - KIKA
Nicki Minaj - Chun-Li
SOB X RBE Feat. Kendrick Lamar - Paramedic
Nipsey Hussle Feat. Kendrick Lamar - Dedication
Tinyman - The Mountains
M Huncho - Elevation
Tyga - Taste
Lil Wayne - Uproar
Tyga - Dip
Wiz Khalifa Feat. Problem - Gin & Drugs [Problem Verse]
Aitch - Straight Rhymez
MIST - Game Changer
Donaeo Feat. Belly - Chalice
23 Unofficial - Ain’t Bothered
Mostack - What I Wanna
Skepta Feat. WizKid - Energy (Stay Far Away)
Jevon & Berna - Wagwarn
Nas - Cops Shot The Kid
Kanye & Lil Pump - I Love It
Tyga - SWISH
Stay Flee Get Lizzy Feat. Fredo, Young T & Bugsey - Ay Caramba
J Hus - Dark Vader
Mr Eazi Feat. Giggs - London Town
Loski - Cool Kid
Nines - I See You Shining
Diggy Ustle Feat. Shellington High Road - Bad Chune (DJ Cable Dubplate)
Anderson .paak Feat. Kendrick Lamar - Tints
Joey Purp - Elastic
A$AP Ferg - Harlem Anthem
Lil Baby & Gunna - Drip Too Hard
Kojo Funds Feat. Giggs - PNG [Giggs Verse]
Che Lingo - Same Energy
Zoey Dollaz Feat. Ricky Remedy - Switch It Up
Denzel Curry - SUMO
Quavo Feat. Lil Baby - LOSE IT
Dave Feat. Fredo - Funk Friday
A2 Feat. Octavian, Yxng Bane & Suspect - Flair
Ambush Buzzworl - Jumpy
Asco - Pink Notes
Cardi B - Money
Aaron Cohen - See Red
Joe Grind Feat. Deep Green - GO!
67 - 67
Jay Rock - Win
Kendrick Lamar & Travis Scott - Big Shot
Bas Feat. A$AP Ferg - Boca Raton [A$AP Ferg Verse]
slowthai - Drug Dealer
Frank Casino - Black Metalic
Mac Miller - Programs
Migos Feat. Nicki Minaj & Cardi B - Motorport [Cardi B Verse]
Blocboy JB Feat. Drake - Look Alive
Blocboy JB Feat. 21 Savage - Rover 2.0
Young Thug - Chanel (Go Get It)
Blac Youngsta - Booty
Sheck Wes - Live SheckWes Die SheckWes
Kalash Criminel - Cougar Gang
Ocean Wisdom - Dizzee Rascal - Revvin’
Migos Feat. Drake - Walk It Like I Talk It [Drake Verse]
DigDat - Air Force
Headie One Feat. RV - Know Better
Russ - Gun Lean
Unknown T - Homerton B
Sheck Wes - Mo Bamba
French Montana Feat. Drake - No Stylist
Dizzee Rascal Feat. Skepta - Money Right
Flipp Dinero - Leave Me Alone
Famous Dex Feat. Lil Baby, Jay Critch & Rich The Kid - Nervous
J. Cole - Motiv8
Dave East - I Found Keisha
Westside Gunn - Versace Will Never Be The Same Again
Benny Mails - Buried Alive
Suspect - F-About
Drake - Nonstop
Travis Scott - STARGAZING
Travis Scott Feat. Drake - SICKO MODE [Pt. 3]
A$AP Rocky Feat. Skepta - Praise The Lord
Ty Dolla $ign Feat. 21 Savage - Clout
Headie One Feat. M Huncho - Secure The Bag
YG  - Suu Whoop
Theolophious London Feat. Giggs - Bebey (SN1 Remix)
Action Bronson - White Bronco
Snoop Dogg & Dave East - Cripn 4 Life
Smoke DZA Feat. Joey Bada$$ - The Mood
Curren$y - This and That
Pusha T - Infrared
Drake - 8 Out Of 10
Pusha T - The Story of Adidon
Meek Mill - Championships
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