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Brostep's Top Dnb Jan. 2013

Figured I?d put some serious effort into a list for once, so here you go. Enjoy, and please refrain from posting comments comprised entirely of ?your taste in music sucks?
1Stray and Frederic Robinson
Thumbprint

Delving into the realm of half-time DnB, ?Thumbprint? is an excellent choppy and techy tune. Frederic Robinson and Stray work together quite well here - Robinson?s laid-back, half-time style meshes excellently with Stray?s skill on the techstep end of the spectrum. The minimalist melody sounds fantastic alongside the tapping, ticky drums, and ?Thumbprint? should be an indication that both producers - especially the less famous Robinson - will be ones to watch.
2Object
Tangent Line

I?ve nothing but good things to say about Ammunition Recordings? and NeurofunkGrid?s Talents LP Vol. 1, and ?Tangent Line? should demonstrate why. It?s a devastating slab of neurofunk that should give people hope for the future of the genre - it?s unnerving and paranoid, it?s heavy, and most importantly it?s damn good. The drums stray somewhat from a typical boring DnB beat, and though the other elements are great as well those drums alone make the song worthwhile.
3Jubei
Say Nothin (Rockwell Remix)

With the recent fascination with trap and hip-hop beats, it?s some wonder Rockwell didn?t join the fray earlier. After all, as his remix of ?Say Nothin? shows, he?s pretty good at it. It?s got a beat only describable as ?bangin?,? it?s got high-pitched hip-hop synths that fit the piece well, and it?s got some excellent horns too. This half-time banger should appeal to anyone with any tolerance at all for the whims of Rockwell and trap in general.
4Maduk
Feel Good

Maduk?s already an excellent producer, as songs like ?Ghost Assasin? have shown in the past, and with ?Feel Good? he takes a huge step towards the fame he deserves. It?s not quite as interesting or intricate as his previous releases, but that?s not necessarily a bad thing - as far as liquid funk goes, this song is high- quality. The slightly wobbling chords and standard beat are anything anyone could want from the poppy state of liquid funk today, and ?Feel Good? showcases how versatile Maduk can be.
5Chords
In Lightspeed

Along the same lines as ?Feel Good,? ?In Lightspeed? is one of the best poppier DnB tunes of the month by virtue of how damn fun it is. Staccato synth chords abound, and they work quite well alongside the ?soul? vocal sample. This is just about as close to the top of ?pop? drum & bass as anyone?s going to get anytime soon, and if that?s acceptable at all to you then listening to this is a must.
6Noisia
Barbas Theme

Now is not the time to kindle the ?drumstep? argument, but ?Barbas Theme? exemplifies such a questionable genre and should give many reason to examine the term once again. As a half-time, heavily brostep-influenced tune, most ?serious? critics won?t give it a second look, which is a shame because it?s a good mashing up of Noisia?s techstep talents and popular, ?for-the-masses? electronic music. The wobbles are brutal, the drums are brutal, and the bassline is uncharacteristically heavy, even for Noisia, and in this case that?s a good thing.
7Bungle
Aura

This has the potential to be one of the best songs of 2013, period. It?s an utterly beautiful liquid song, and the ticking drums and almost ambient synths are insanely good. The only word that comes to mind to describe this song is ?sublime,? and Bungle shows off how good of a producer he is with ?Aura.? Go listen to the damn thing right now.
8Upbeats
Undertaker

Though this was technically released mid-2012 as a free download, it?s worth a mention because of its re-release on Noisia?s Vision Recordings in anticipation of The Upbeats? forthcoming album. It?s still as solid of a neurofunk tune as it was back then, and it?s one of the best releases of the past few months because it?s a really intricate, heavy song that?s very high-quality. It?s got the synth snarls of any good neurofunk tune, the drums are ridiculous, and it?s just generally a very good song - nothing more needs to be said.
9Ivy Lab
Oblique VIP

One of the most frustrating things about Ivy Lab?s (Sabre, Stray, and Halogenix) VIP of ?Oblique? is that it?s no longer available for download, ever since the server crashed a few weeks ago. It?s especially frustrating because it?s an incredible VIP of one of the best DnB tunes of 2012. The VIP takes the chilled-out vocals from the original and does away with the rest of that ?chill? vibe, instead opting for a dark, techy rework with ticky drums and ominous synth pads. It?s an excellent rework of an excellent tune, and once the download starts working again it?s worth a spin (especially thanks to the fact that the download is actually in WAV format instead of the standard MP3).
10Serum
Horn Track

Serum has always been one of the best in the jungle subgenre, and ?Horn Track? is a good example of why he?s so good. The drums are fast and primal, and the steel drum at the beginning is an excellent intro to the horn section and heavy bass. It?s an excellent tune, and we?d expect nothing less from a producer like Serum.
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