1. Old Days (ft. Pastry Maker) Benny L 3:50
2. 48 Hours Monty 5:21
3. Still Here feat. Kat Kyrris Kumarachi 4:29
4. Pollinate InsideInfo 5:36
Original scene pioneers and ground-breaking new talent collide for Drum&BassArena 2018.
D&B has never felt, sounded or behaved as exciting, uncompromised and united as it is right now and the 60-track, three-CD collection captures this with clarity, depth and knowledge.
Andy C, The Prototypes, Dimension, Friction, High Contrast, Brookes Brothers, Marcus Intalex & Spirit, Kove, Macky Gee, Break, Total Science, The Upbeats, A.M.C & Turno, Alix Perez, Dawn Wall, Rockwell, Kyrist and many more feature across the compilation, along with 3 ground-breaking exclusives from some of the scene’s most exciting newcomers.
Jungle’s most talked about man-of-the-moment Benny L links with Pastry Maker on the gritty stepper that is Old Days, conjuring a nostalgic heads-down, lighters-up vibe with the production.
Monty follows suit with the mesmerising rhythm of 48 Hours, showcasing the signature style that’s seen him rise to prominence as one of the most exciting new producers in recent times, flourishing on Alix Perez’s 1985 Music imprint alongside releases on Flexout Audio and more.
Nottingham-based producer Kumarachi delivers the final piece of the puzzle with the rolling sounds of Still Here, featuring a dreamy vocal courtesy of Kat Kyrris.
The 3 exclusives come to us alongside InsideInfo’s powerfully hypnotic Pollinate, which will now be available to stream exclusively as part of the release.
Drum&BassArena 2018 once again documents exactly how exciting, forward-thinking and open minded drum & bass is right now…
We have reached a crucial part of the genre cycle: After every mainstream peak a scene retreats, refocuses and revitalises the core values and what they stand for. While D&B was still battering the top 10, fast-tracking a whole new generation’s heartbeats to 170BPM, seeds were being sown on the underground… And now the harvest is ready to feast on. Enjoy.