Tribal Mage’s One In Ten : Top Ten (May 1st – 17th)

by | May 23, 2017 | Tunes

Hello again, break beat fanatics! Tribal Mage here again with my One in Ten for the first half of May!! I am extremely excited about this weeks list as it contains a bit of every type of vibe while pulling from some of my favorite labels and artists in the culture right now. As an added bonus to this post a future posts, I will be making a mini-mix series for everyone One in Ten article. The mix will consist of all tracks listed in the article and, from time to time, some not listed but on releases mentioned. The mix will be posted here within the week of the article release. Now on to some tune in this weeks One in Ten!

10.)From Dusk Till Dawn (TMSV Remix) – Atiq feat. Daddy Freddy : From Dusk Till Dawn [Mind Dubs]

Starting off our list is TMSV who is on remix duty for Mind Dub’s first release, From Dusk Till Dawn. Keeping true to what he does best, TMSV brings the heavy bass on this halftime ragga remix. Scattered with breaks and arpeggiated synths, TMSV is surely turning 2017 into a big year for his catalog.

9.)Existence Of Matter – Mark Halflite – Forget What You Know EP [Deconstructed]

Journey into space with Mark Halflite on his fine release from Deconstructed. Sparkling atmospheric synths, jungle amens, and a gritty low end take flight and lift off to a galaxy far far away.

8.)Makes Me Feel Fine – Addiction & Villem : Makes Me Feel Fine/Someone Somebody [Liquid V]

Classic imprint, Liquid V, is keeping the vibe jazzy on this phenomenal track from Addiction & Villem. Soulful vocal hooks, groovy rolling bass, and guitar licks make this funky tune not one to pass up.

7.)Jungle Them – Vici : Jungle Them EP [Hyperactivity Music]

New to the game, Hyperactivity music stepping up to the plate with this sick EP from Vici. Both songs are absolute fire but I’d like to bring attention to the title song, Jungle Them. Guttural bass, reese synths, and conga breaks make this a booty shaker worth checking out.

6.)Here To Stay – Ride : Illusive Shades [Evil Audio]

Evil Audio doing what they do best with this moody amen chaos from Ride. Dark ghastly atmospheres filled with chopped and stuttered amens leave you feeling empty and weightless through the space within the drums.

5.)Bounce – Kabuki feat. Homesick : Rodinia EP [Vandal Limited]

Kabuki and Homesick hit it hard with this halftime jungle stomper. Head banging kick drums, shuffling highs, and infectious vocals puts this at number five.

4.)Bulldog – Nymfo & Phase : Bristol Bombay EP [Dispatch Recordings]

Nymfo & Phase team up on heavyweight label, Dispatch Recordings, for the Bristol Bombay EP. Bulldog is the tune of note for me with its funky bouncing bass and racing synths. Landing at number four, this one is sure to get the floor going and keep the vibe flowing.

3.)What Move You – Breakingrules : What Move You [Stats Records]

Breakingrules killing it with this ravey beast of a tune. Growling saw-tooth synths, bouncing low end, and constant moving breaks keep the energy high on this single release from Stats Records.

2.)Hesitate – Ewol : Distance EP [Flexout Audio]

Sitting at number two, Ewol repping Flexout Audio with this incredibly wonderful liquid track. Very reminiscent of early Ivy Lab and Alix Perez. Sultry is the perfect word to describe this beautiful tune as subtle bass and female vocals seduce all to the dance floor.

1.)Phaction : Signature Moves EP [Computer Integrated Audio]

Last but not least we have my 1 in 10 choice, Phaction’s release on C.I.A. Records, Signature Moves EP. This release is a beautiful piece of art masterfully crafted with skill and precision. “Should Have Known” starts off the EP with fluid reese bass lines and soulful vocals. Followed by “Tonight” with its electrifying synth stabs and uplifting bass, this is sure to be a feel good track for the evening. Half way through we find the title track, “Signature Moves”, with well known hospital artist, Hugh Hardie. Funky rolling bass riffs take you from the liquid landscape provided in the EP’s first half showing you Phactions versatility. “Solar Meditation’s” mesmerizing tones and lush synths take you on a moody journey while keeping the funk alive and dark. Which leads us to the last track on this extremely clean EP, “I Have You” feat. Leo Wood. Back again with an organic funk feel, Phaction’s Piano work and Leo Wood’s seductive vocals make this tune a memorable finish for what is another great release from Computer Integrated Audio.

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Tribal Mage

Hey D&B heads. My name is Tribal Mage and I hail from the sunny shores of LI, NY. I'm a passionate musician who enjoys talking to others about music, reading comic books, playing video games, and spinning wax. You can catch me here writing at and sometimes on the weekends in NYC at some of best Drum&Bass/Jungle/Rave events.