Ragga Scum supplies us with his promo picks as he digs through his inbox and shares his top choices for week 31.
Welcome to the new Inbox With Ragga Scum. I will be going through my promo inbox each week and showcasing some of my top picks from labels like Viper, Technique, Vault 78, V Recordings, and many more! The music I’ve selected here will be released within the month, if the songs haven’t been released already. Chances are if I’m writing about a tune in this section, its because it deserves to be spoken about. You aren’t going to read a whole lot of bad reviews here. I don’t like to write about stuff that doesn’t interest me, so if a track is mentioned here, its because I like it and plan on playing it out regularly. So sit back, relax, and check out what is in store for you for sale within the next couple of weeks. – Ragga Scum
Various – The Prestige LP Vol 1 – Hocus Pocus
Some big tunes on this one from Dawn Raid’s Hocus Pocus imprint. This one has something for everyone with tracks by Rawtee, Jaybee, Sappo, Dawn Raid and a few others. Great jump up sounds combined with some old school drum and bass business. My favorite tune has to be Rawtee’s Higher Ground. He’s truly one of the USA’s greatest jump up producers in the game. Overall this is a strong release LP for this camp.
Undersound – 17 Pantomimes EP – Violation Music
Coming out soon on War Machine’s Violation Music is a new LP from Undersound out of Wales. Hard hitting drum and bass sounds without the filler! I love the minimalistic and stripped down techy DNB production that still hits hard and keeps the energy levels at their peek. Outstanding production accompanied by amazing mastering on this EP project.
Jo-S & Devoe – Alchemy / Red Sparrow – Vault 78 Recordings
Another big release for the Vault 78 imprint, this time with Jo-S, who’s been seen on Metalheadz and Hospital, along with Devoe who deliver up some big energy tunes. Alchemy has been getting some key support by Ray Keith, Dawn Raid and DJ Dazee for it’s atmospheric melody and hard rolling bassline while Red Sparrow gets a bit more aggressive and gritty with it’s synth heavy arrangement. Big tunes from the LA producers!