it’s true, DnB relies heavily on the mixdown to get the ideas across properly. weak mixdowns just don’t get alot of play from dj’s because they won’t fit in the set next to stronger productions. i’ve seen proper mastering take weaker mixdowns to the next level but as the saying goes, “you can’t polish a turd.”
as far as tips go, stay tuned to the blog as I’m posting info as I think of it. currently, the blog posts deal with the most common issues I see when tracks come in for mastering. I plan to go deeper and more advanced as time goes on.