DJ Rap announced last week via a premiere on Bassrush that she would be releasing a string of new singles on her Propa Talent label through the end of the year. The premiere of “Dark Places” hit the Beatport charts right away with its combination of heavy bass, tough breaks (which literally said the word “break”) and old school vibes with modern styling. It’s a solid, comprehensive D&B track which honors the genre in a way only the greats like Rap can do.
With more singles in the post and an upcoming world tour, Rap still managed to make time for a scintillating 60-minute mix for Your EDM. The mix includes “Dark Places” of course and it reflect’s the tracks diverse style while being a journey all its own. Rap careens through a dizzying number of tracks, mixing them seamlessly and telling the story of drum & bass and jungle’s history.
For many DJs, taking on a mix like this to capture the technical nuance and the 25+ years of dancefloor vibes created by D&B would be almost unfeasible but it seems effortless because she’s lived it, and she’s going to keep living it. Stay tuned for more classic tunes and festival vibes but in the meantime, enjoy this thoroughly “Propa” mix.
“Dark Places” is out now and can be purchased on Beatport or streamed on SoundCloud. Check out DJ Rap’s website for updated tour dates this summer and fall.