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15 Essential Summer Drum & Bass Tunes


Picture the scene; The sun is beating down, you’re surrounded by good friends, the BBQ is smoking, the drinks are cold & the weather is hot, all that’s missing is the sounds…

You need a selection of summer drum & bass tracks to set the mood.

Give us control of you Bluetooth speaker, we’ve selected 15 songs that we’d want to hear in a summer drum & bass playlist.

Uplifting melodies, feel good vocals, or simply tracks that bring the sunshine vibes!

Summer Drum & Bass Playlist

Hopefully you’ll enjoy our summer D&B selection (listed in no particular order), stick around until the end to let us know what your favourite sunshine sounds are.

Makoto – What You Need

Lifted from his 5 track EP released in 2021, Hospital Record’s soulful drum & bass legend Makoto comes with all the ingredients needed for a euphoric summer banger

Total Science & Riya – Red Lines

2 masters of their craft, alongside one of the best vocalists in the D&B genre. One of our all time favourite tracks on Critical Music

Break & Kyo – In My Mind

Taken from his 2008 Symmetry album, on the label of the same name. Fresh guitar licks, funky drums, interspersed with soulful vocals from Kyo


Die & Ben Westbeech – Get Closer

Throwback to 2007 with this anthem from Bristol’s DJ Die. Brazilian inspired flavas, Ben Westbeech vocals & released on Giles Petersons Brownswood label

Nu:Tone – Deep Inside

Hospital Records alumni Nu:Tone brings the heat with this track taken from his 2014 album Future History

Shy FX feat Maverick Sabre – Call Me

Is it even summer without a bit of Shy FX blasting out your speakers? Big basslines & Maverick Sabre on the mic… Perfect!

Anile ft. DRS – Constant Reminder

There’s so much soul in DRS’ vocal. Back that up with Anile’s crisp beats and piano riffs… This tune is deep. Listen to the lyrics then rewind & listen again!

Mefjus, Camo & Krooked – Sientelo

THIS TUNE! Gives mus feelings of big festivals on sunny days. No idea what the lyrics mean, we just know this tune is a whole vibe!

Oversight – Beautiful Lie

Maybe a little bias adding a track from our label, but we signed it so clearly love it! Oversights liquid stylistics are ideally suited for sunny weather

Friction ft JP Cooper – Dancing (Dawn Wall Remix)

Close your eyes & let JP Coopers silky smooth voice take you somewhere else. Dawn Wall expertly roll out this remix of Frictions anthem

Wilkinson – Afterglow

We all know this one! Even your friends who aren’t into D&B know this, hence its addition to this summer selection of tracks

Marcus Intalex & ST Files – Universe

A classic from the Metalheadz label. Perhaps the oldest track on this list, but its so timeless it still sounds fresh

Matrix & Futurebound ft Max Marshall – Control

A classic from 2013! Pure hands in the air business. Time to pour another drink and apply a bit more sun screen!

Hybrid Minds – Touch

Who doesn’t love this track? An absolute anthem from Hybrid Minds… One for the whole gang to sing along to!

Alix Perez & Sabre – Solitary Native

Last track of our summer drum & bass selection. Sampling a classic 70’s funk riff this release on SGN Ltd from 2006 is the ideal way to round things off

What Summer D&B Tracks Would You Add?

What do you think of this selection? Any you’d add to the playlist?

Leave a comment below and let us know what your essential drum & bass summer selections are, maybe we’ll add them to our Summer Drum & Bass playlist on Spotify

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