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DEF025 – Fusions E.P – OUT NOW

Check out our latest 4 track E.P entitled Fusions. Available now from all good download stores and streaming sites.

First up we have the one and only Subsonik on the remix for West’s “Where You Are” featuring Marianna. Subsonik puts his own spin on the track and takes it to a whole different level. Happy Summer vibes are all over this one.

Next up we have the latest offering from Naked Objects with a track called “Thank You”. An atmospherical journey with lush pads, vocal hooks and a infectious gritty bassline.

Whatson is back on the third track with a deep laid back intricate sound complete with deep rolling basslines and soothing pads. This one is for the heads.

Wrapping things up we have Projekt with a track called “Macro”. Some moody, deep and deadly vibes on this one.

4 August 2015 Artist  Drum & Bass  Marianna  Naked Objects  Projekt  West  WHATSON Read more

Out Now – DEF013 – Whatson – Out In The Dark / Live Today

Today we are proud to announce the next release by Whatson – Out In The Dark & Live Today DEF013. Out In The Dark is one for the rollers and is one to flip onto the decks during any high impact set, Live Today showcases Whatsons ability to keep it underground and fresh with its stomping breaks and feel good bass line. These tracks have been getting good support in the drum and bass scene. Both tracks are available now in all good digital download stores.


21 July 2014 Artist  Drum & Bass  WHATSON Read more

Whatson is back!!

Yup, you heard it first here. Whatson is back and comes correct with a couple of killers. He’s taking no prisoners on this one. Firstly, he smashes things straight with a track entitled “Out In The Dark”. He then flips it and takes you on a sublime journey with a track entitled “Live Today”.

Both tracks will be available from 21st July 2014 from all good download stores.

Here’s a sneak preview…

8 July 2014 Artist  Drum & Bass  WHATSON Read more

Boundaries EP Part 2 Out This Monday 03.03.14

Just a quick reminder that the second part of our EP, Boundaries is out in all good Digital Download Stores this Monday 3rd March 2014! Featuring 5 tracks from QST Ft Mr Chills, Piercey, Whatson, West & Cat Knight & Foureye this EP has something for everyone!


28 February 2014 Artist  Cat Knight  DJ  Drum & Bass  FOUREYE  Piercey  QST  West  WHATSON Read more

Boundaries E.P Part 2

Off the back of the first installment from our Boundaries project – We can now proudly present Part 2 in the series. Available to download from Monday 3rd March.

Artists include;

QST (feat Mr Chills), Cat Knight makes her debut alongside West. Whatson, Piercey and Foureye all contribute to the 5 track E.P.

Here’s a sneak preview of what’s on offer –

Boundaries Part 2


25 February 2014 Artist  FOUREYE  Piercey  Uncategorized  West  WHATSON Read more

Whatson – Special Place / Breathe in

Yes. It’s finally here. Two seminal tracks from the one they call Whatson. This is his debut release for us and we think you’ll agree this guy has bucket loads of talent. The future looks bright for Whatson, who currently has a number of projects on the go. One to watch for in 2014.

Both tracks are available today from all good download stores. Just check the link below….

We have more from Whatson coming over the next couple of months so watch out for that!!

11 November 2013 Artist  Drum & Bass  WHATSON Read more

Whatson – Special Place/Breathe in – Available from 11/11/13

We are proud to present Whatson’s debut release on Default Recordings – Special Place and Breathe in – Out on 11th November 2013.

Available from all good download stores.

2 November 2013 Artist  DJ  Drum & Bass  WHATSON Read more

WHATSON – New Artist Q&A

How did you first get involved in the Underground music scene?

At the age 16 a friend of mine introduced me to drum and bass, he was producing drum and bass and showed me some of his beats and it caught my interest immediately, shortly after he took me to a Clubnight where Chase and Status were headlining. After that Wise Up, Hurt you, Havoc and the droids, were being constantly played on my mp3 player.

What made you get into the producing side of things?

The same mate as mentioned showed me his DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) and what you can do with it. I first started out making hip hop beats, then switched to producing drum and bass and since then never changed the bpm.

What influences you when making music?

I think the natural progress of making a tune, for example you start on a vocal sample then build around a track a vibe and after a while the vocal is not any longer relevant for the track and you can easily remove it.

Can you tell us about your production process?

I mostly start every tune from scratch so over time another kick, snare, bass, vibe. Most of the time i start with the drums then pick some samples or a synth and build up a rough draft of what i want and then go from there.

What makes drum & bass different from other genres?

I think that drum and bass has so many sub genres in its self which are different to each other.

Who are your favourite Producers?

At the moment Calibre, Enei, Emperor, Logistics, Bcee, T>I just to name a few.

Who are your favourite DJ’s?

Too many to mention!

How do you feel about the Drum & Bass scene today?

I think that it’s really good to see that Drum & Bass has developed itself into a global music genre and still not losing its underground roots.

Do you have any advice for other up & coming producers & Djs?

Don’t get stuck on other opinions, feedback is always good to receive and to respect but its your track and you have to like it!

What has been the most memorable time since your involvement in the scene?

As I’m only 22 years old and in this scene for maybe 5-6 years i’d say the time around Chase and Status released More Than Alot as Drum and Bass was dead and so alive especially in my area and for me.

What are your future plans on Default Recordings?

To prove myself as a non UK Artist in the country that pioneered drum and bass, hopefully working further with the label and getting some more music out there.


21 July 2013 Artist  DJ  Drum & Bass  Interview  WHATSON Read more