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Rich Quick - "Raize Of The Sun" (Music Video)


I just got a notification for this "Raize of the Sun" video from Rich Quick, which is taken from The Beginning Is Nigh, which dropped back in April. I still haven't even properly processed his passing. Rich was a genuine dude who was also genuinely talented, and this clip proves it.

I still don't know how to even talk about him passing. Questions unanswered. Glad there's material of his to still dive into, hoping to either find those answers or just feel his spirit while I'm still on Earth to shout his name. We miss you, Quick.
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DJ BenHaMeen Drops Afrobeats Mix for Memorial Day Weekend


We know how it goes; the long Memorial Day Weekend sets in, and you're looking for the function. Or maybe your spot is the function. Whatever the case may be, you need a proper mix to set the tone. Luckily, we keep our ears to the street for quality mixes, and the homey DJ BenHaMeen, from ForAllNerds and other haunts on these here internets, has the perfect Memorial Day Weekend Afrobeats Mix for you. Seriously, this 45-minute set will turn your party from 2 to 10, early.

Stream the full mix below, download it via SoundCloud, and if you want more from BenHaMeen, be sure to check out his website. Who knows, your whole MDW function might be soundtracked by BenHaMeen mixes.

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Heavee Gives Away Gunna Edit [Free Download]


After dropping one of my favorite albums of 2018, Heavee's back with the first of what I hope is many new tracks. Reworking Gunna's "Speed It Up" with that TEKLIFE swing, Heavee proves that the footwork clan ain't nothing to fuck with, or front on. There's not much else to say, honestly; this one is good and you need it in your life. Lehgo.

You can add Heavee's "Speed It Up" rework to your setlist by grabbing it over on Bandcamp.

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Mr. Carmack Really Loves Trap


As an old man who is occupying his days with everything but the everyday happenings in the dance music scene, I missed whatever was going on with Mr. Carmack being asked about his trap noodlings. Whatever the case may be, the acclaimed producer dropped I <3 TRAP EP, a three-track EP with trap stylings from three periods in the electronic music genre (2012, 2013, and 2016). The only note on the EP is that all of its inspiration goes to "Hucci, Flosstradamus. Jackal, and Loudpvck," aka some of the fiercest, most consistent producers in the genre during its heyday. Also means you should know what time it is when you press play.

You can grab the full EP over on Bandcamp.
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Kozee Unleashes the Perfect '2k19SPRANGMIXXX'


While I highly doubt that the mighty Kozee made this mix with me in mind, her 2019 Spring selections are right up my alley. Not only is she featuring her own productions ("1992"), but she vibed out with all kinds of juke-y jungle footwork bits from the likes of Sinistarr, Phillip D Kick, Audio1, DJ Earl, and plenty more. It's long enough that I'd want to find a cassette to record this on Side A to, just to then throw all kinds of insanity on Side B. Also, Kozee, you can make me mixes any time.

If you want to BOOK Kozee, do so today. You can stream and download the mix below, as well as check out the tracklist.



Tracklist:

Origin8a & Propa - Turn Me Out
Special Request - Ardcore Dolphin
Sinistarr - Lancelot Bootleg
Kozee - 1992
Special Request - Vortex 150
Wokr - Champion
DJ Godfather ft Coon Daddy - Player Haters in the House
Cocky Balboa - Motion Warning
Neuropunk - Acid Donor
Peshay - Piano Tune
Jonny Megabyte - All Meat No Salad
DJ Earl - Bring Ya Click
Camp Lo - Luchini (CL Moons Edit)
Hesk - Mah Body
Deadboy - If U Want Me (Wheez-ie edit)
Khalid - Location (Audio 1 Edit)
Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day
TNGHT - Higher Ground
Sinistarr - Time To Think
Terrorrythmus - Jungle Tekno
LTJ Bukem - Horizions (Phillip D Kick footwork edit)
Skream - Dutch Flowers - (Mike G x Nikes Remix)
Ango - No Ordinary Love
Shy FX - Bambaata
DJ Marky & XRS Land - LK (Marcus Intalex & ST Files Remix)
Special Request - Fett
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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.



Tracklist:

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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