We’re back with five of our favorite drum & bass tracks from the month of March! If you missed our inaugural post last month, check it out right here. This month, we’re stoked to share some familiar names that we’ve covered on the blog, as well as some brand-new ones that you may not be as familiar with! Take a look below at our top five d&b tracks from the past month:

1. REAPER & Rebel Scum – The Power

We started March on a hot note with this banger of a collab from two of our favorites in REAPER and Seattle-based Rebel Scum, courtesy of our friends over at Jadū Dala. Both artists’ aggressive sounds mesh perfectly on this one. While REAPER has been a tremendous force in helping lead the charge in North American drum & bass over the last five years, Rebel Scum is a name that has been quickly landing on the radars of DnB enthusiasts here in the states and one we certainly have our eye on. He has landed some insane releases on labels like Bassrush, Space Yacht and SubCarbon over the last couple of years that instantly set dance floors on fire. He also puts out incredibly entertaining remixes and bootlegs, several of which are songs from REAPER – some of our favorites in recent memory are his bootlegs of “Skanka” by Hamdi and “CBAT” by Hudson Mohawke. This is REAPER’s second time on Jadu Dala, the first being one of the top collabs of 2022 in The Uprisingwith another HIHF-favorite in Kumarion. We can’t wait to hear what’s next from these two and we hope you enjoy “The Power” as much as we did.


2. SubMarine – Back Then

Making his return to 1985 Music is Berlin, Germany-based SubMarine with “Back Then”, an incredible tune off of his forthcoming XIII EP, which is set to release next week. As the pre-drop vocal sample suggests, “it’s going down” on this track with addictive bass lines and insane flow overall. SubMarine has been producing since 2010 and has carved a successful path for himself with a strong catalog of releases that truly shake your core. His darker atmospheres and powerful bass lines are a perfect match for 1985 Music, one of our favorite labels that continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible in bass music. Be sure to check out the full XIII EP when it drops!

3. Charli Brix & Visages – I Can’t Stay (Ft. DRS)

Speaking of 1985 Music artists, next up on our list is a collab featuring our favorite bass music quartet, Visages. “I Can’t Stay” is a beautiful liquid drum & bass anthem featuring soothing vocals from Charli Brix and DRS. It is also the intro track from Charli Brix’s The Art Of Change album that dropped earlier this month, which is currently a strong contender for my personal favorite album of 2023 so far. If I could, I legitimately would have added four more songs from this album to round out March’s top five. Some of the other names that she collaborated with on this album include Hyroglifics, EN:VY, QZB, Sl8r, and EMZ. From beginning to end, this album is just really freakin’ good. It’s that simple. Go give it a listen and let us know what you think!


4. Technimatic – Sunburst

One of the most sought-after IDs in drum & bass finally arrived this past month. “Sunburst” by DnB duo Technimatic is the perfect way to start your day. The vibes are absolutely massive on this one, providing listeners with a classic Technimatic signature sound. There’s a real sense of empowerment after listening to a song like this, making you feel like you can conquer anything. Since teaming up in 2007, the Technimatic guys have been key players in the drum & bass world with releases on popular labels such Hospital Records, Ram Recordings, Shogun Audio, and several others. Not only do they release timeless hits, but their DJ sets are some of the most in-demand, covering the whole spectrum and history of drum & bass. One thing is for certain – we are going to need some Technimatic here in the states sooner rather than later. Check out their inaugural mix as part of a new series titled “Flow State”.

5. Maduk – Bringing Me Down (Boxplot Remix)

Rounding out our top five for March is another uplifting, feel-good tune. Boston-based drum & bass artist Boxplot recently released a fantastic remix of “Bringing Me Down” by Maduk on Liquicity Records. Boxplot has been releasing some quality drum & bass for well over a decade. He has the ability to hit you with several different styles of DnB, spanning melodic, liquid, minimal, soulful, and more. If you really want to get a good taste of what this artist is all about, definitely check out his thirteen-track Here & Now album that he released on Liquicity last year. We’re looking forward to hearing what’s next from this talented producer!

Featured image from Visages’ Goatshed Interview

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