Natty Dub Set To Drop Outstanding 'Raggamuffin Remixes EP'
Drum and Bass |
Tuesday 11th June 2019 | Tom
To be successful as a label In the fast paced world of modern Drum and Bass it is vital to remain ahead of the game in terms of the sound you bring and the artists that represent you. Natty Dub is a label that prides itself on having a reputation for finding and nurturing some the best up and coming talent on the Drum scene today, helping them along their journey from fledgling producers to the main stage artists of tomorrow.
With this in mind, following the success of their previous remix competition which unearthed talents like Version and Jaxx (who have notably gone on to become regular patrons of the label), Natty Dub decided a second competition should be held. This time the prize would be the chance to have a release alongside Natty Dub commander-in-chief T>I.
After the announcement of the competition early in 2018, (the chance to remix the outstanding roller “Raggamuffin” by DJ Hybrid which was originally released on the “Ammo Box V2 EP” back in July 2016) Natty HQ was inundated with hopeful entries. The unenviable task of selecting a winner from the plethora of excellent entries received fell to the ears of label boss Sam Frater aka Cabin Fever UK and the producer of the original track Brighton's new-school jungle don DJ Hybrid.
Picking a winner was never going to be an easy task. However, after much deliberation, it was decided that this time round the honours would go to the Suffolk-based soundboy Tom Diaper aka Damageman.
Not strictly a total newcomer to the Drum and Bass scene Damageman has previously had releases on labels including Ten Ton Beats and Eternal Music since debuting in 2014 with the unmissable “It's Over/What Are These Narcotics” on Audio Overload. Damageman is an artist who is beginning to show some real promise, his distinctive bassline patterns and tight powerful drum edits perfectly compliment the vibes of the original DJ Hybrid release and make for a tasty little roller that keeps a firm but funky pressure on the dance floor in characteristic Natty Dub style.
Providing some seriously heavyweight backup for the competition winner is a remix by East Anglia's production maestro T>I. His intro grows assertively from rhythmic bell taps, metallic atmospherics and some subtle yet endlessly gyrating percussion loops that drop into a smooth pumping bassline, one that flows masterfully over skipping drum scores and is complimented perfectly by pitched vocals, teases and glitchy FX that all ensue to create that majestic hip winding swagger you know only T>I is capable of bringing to the party.
The 'Raggamuffin Remix EP' is dropping on 8th July 2019 and is available for the first week exclusively from Juno Download.
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