Segan Showcases His Melodic Drum and Bass Style

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Los Angeles-based artist Segan offers insight into his city’s drum and bass scene and spins up a mix filled with quality tunes.


Segan might be one of the freshest faces in the drum and bass scene, but he’s already beginning to turn heads. First appearing with remixes of tracks like GRiZ and Subtronics‘ “Griztronics” and Tisoki and KARRA’s Don’t Lie” in 2020, it was clear that something special was brewing. Then, Segan quickly picked up momentum the following year with singles such as “Don’t Play,” “Champion,” and “Attack Order” with CUSTOME to further strengthen his discography.

Now, in 2022, Segan is continuing his ascent through the ranks of the scene and helping showcase the future of drum and bass along the way. Last month, the Los Angeles-based producer dropped his latest tune, “In Your Arms,” which is dripping with his melodic style that draws influence from UK breakbeat rollers and anthems from past eras of the scene.

After the release of “In Your Arms,” Segan shared some of his thoughts on the drum and bass scene in Los Angeles. He mentioned that the city “really is the ground floor for dance music and especially for emerging DnB in the States” while pointing out brands that are helping foster it, such as Space Yacht, Brownies & Lemonade, and Respect, among others.

What I’ve really seen over the past three or so years is that many big artists incorporate more and more drum and bass/anything around 172 bpm into their sets. More importantly, as that has happened, people have slowly started to understand how to dance to drum and bass, which really is the key to its success in the greater dance world. It definitely seemed to be an intimidating genre at first listen for many, but once people get in the right groove of the unusually fast pace (compared to dubstep or house) then the energy of these shows becomes unlike any other I’ve been to. It really is amazing to see how passionate people in the scene here are about drum and bass.

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While Segan resides in Los Angeles, he’s also comfortable calling anywhere he can set up his barefoot monitors. “As long as I’m able to find somewhere cozy to make music, that’s home to me,” he stated. “And being with roommates who are also passionate about music makes me really feel at home as well.”

To give everyone a taste of both his sound and that of the scene in Los Angeles, Segan spun up a mix that is teeming with quality tunes. The tracklist includes legends like Netsky, Sub Focus, Grafix, and Pendulum, along with a flurry of artists who have stood tall lately, such as IMANU, ISOxo, and Justin Hawkes. Of course, there are plenty of tunes from Segan himself for added impact, so give it a spin!

Listen to this exclusive guest mix on SoundCloud, listen to “In Your Arms” on your preferred platform, and stay tuned for more to come from Segan by following him on social media!

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