Toronto’s long standing history and love affair with Jungle/D&B is at this point unquestioned. Even by the online music media who while refusing to give any attention or recognition to the artists, DJ’s, labels and promoters that have been cultivating and pushing forward this genre for the better part of 20 years, are always quick to mention the “Drum & Bass” roots or upbringing of whichever other electronic artist they are extending their coverage too this week. Meanwhile, the cities vibrant, longstanding scene continues to flourish and nurture new talent who have all grown up under its influence and are now more than ever starting to step into the forefront to add their own voice to the constantly evolving canon of modern Drum & Bass / Jungle.
One such outfit taking their place amongst this new wave is the burgeoning trio of Dcision, RMS & Shotz. Both in combination and solo, these three producers are getting set to make waves out of Toronto this year with a growing catalog of Jungle leaning weaponry in their arsenal, and a host of key labels standing behind them to release it. Last week saw the release of their newest single, “No Turning Back” on foundation Toronto Drum & Bass DJ’s Marcus Visionary and Lush’s consistently rising Inner City Dance imprint. (Channel One‘s own!) The single marks the 21st release on the label and sets up a full EP from the production outfit coming in 2016.
We thought it was only right to get a mix from Dcision to see what else was hot out of their studio or in his dub box, and like a pro he stepped up and delivered. A swift hour of brand new dubs and productions from the crew themselves, alongside forthcoming premiers from fellow Toronto contemporaries like Schematic, Artifice, NC 17 and Hungry T, as well as exclusives from hot properties like Voltage and Serum. A seasoned and skilled DJ, and equally on the pulse promoter, Dcision lays down a quick fire, rolling clinic of bass line rattlers to fill the dance floor or envelop your ear buds. A fitting introduction to the man for the new ears who may not be as immersed in Toronto Drum & Bass as they should. To bring back our original tag line: Remember where you heard it first!
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