Hello party people! Another Monday has arrived, so you know we’re back once again with your regularly scheduled dose of delicious drum and bass! Today it’s on a bitter-sweet note though. Part of the NAPDNB fam had a nice little over-nighter with the House of Babylon crew in honor of one of their beloved homies, Tommy Audio. While it’s always heavy to deal with the loss of another piece of the dance music community, there’s beauty to be had in celebrating their life with the music they most loved to share with others. Our hearts are still with Tommy Audio’s family and friends as they continue their journey through a terrible time. Unfortunately, the global dnb community also suffered another devastating blow to our ranks this weekend with the loss of Spirit. A trailblazer of the sound stretching back to the earliest of days, Spirit was recently finding himself in a bit of a rebirth period. It breaks my heart in a million ways to think of how brutal the last year and a half has been with the scale of these losses. While we have so much talent on the rise, there was something special (to me at least) about the old men and women who created the entire culture getting a crack at winning over new legions of fans and exploring new sounds of their own in the process. We will be forever grateful for the tunes that fill our crates and speakers that came from the likes of Spirit and Marcus, but we will likely never replace their influence.
But enough of the bitter parts for now, right? I’ve got too much happiness to share over this week’s NAPCast. Dyonysiz passed this funky ass hour along to us and I couldn’t be more into it if you paid me! I’ve heard Dyonysiz play a huge range of dnb from the squealiest of festibass to the headiest of dub. This week’s NAPCast hits a sweet spot I didn’t even know I was itching for. Kickin’ in with some seriously techy liquid funk that will lift you out of any gloomy day. Maybe it was a recent gig of playing house music that left him with a different kind of swing on his mind and needed to work its way out. Whatever the influence the finished product lands easily in my top 5 mixes this year. A repeater for many months to come!