Surprise! The “Static” EP by Mumukshu has been released as a free release on addic.tech! We absolutely love having a platform that can directly support artists on their independent projects! We will let Jake himself break down this EP: "Starting with “Infinite” almost three years ago, this track was written while staying on my friend’s couch after a heart-wrenching break-up. It never saw the light of day, but to myself, it represented a small rebirth to the Mumukshu project and an important move forward in my life. After Infinite, was silence, for a long time. I worked the hardest I have in my life, and I learned what hard work was. The problem? I wasn’t getting to work on music. Outside of my music career, I also make music software, and while the end results are rewarding, it’s also extremely complex, involved, and time-consuming. While finally getting towards the finish of building Arcade with Output, totally burnt out, the track “Impact” with one of my best friends Whitebear, reinvigorated me and got me back into my creative spirit. Making “Impact” led to “Enough” “Enough” is probably one of the angriest songs I’ve ever written. To me, it was a heavy purge of my frustration with having been quite creatively the past couple years, and it worked because: “Static” is probably my favorite track that I’ve written since Abstract Systems almost five years ago. I feel a similar connection to it, and it feels like a snapshot of how I’m feeling right now, and that’s inspired. Songs age, and after time passes, the person that wrote a particular song may not even exist anymore. One facet of music is it’s ability to create a memory similar to a photo, a snapshot of a current state. The creation of “Static” feels like the end of one chapter and the start of another, and I want to put this EP out to commemorate it.
Mixtape MentalityGaddyThe Rust Music
A kick, snare and killer bassline is all Gaddy needs to get the bodies moving. The young man from Austin, Texas by way of Houston knows these fundamental musical elements like the back of his hand. On Mixtape Mentality, a seven-track release that straddles the line between EP and LP, they serve as the foundation for experiments in groove. The common denominator is a steady head nod, and the rest is up for interpretation. Many musicians blur the line between what is and isn’t electronic music. Gaddy was unaware the line existed. As a musician, he’s rooted in archetypal American sounds like hip-hop, rock, and soul. Instrumental samples from guitar and keys are leveraged as much as synthesizers or sound design. Both are given enough space on Mixtape Mentality to mingle and form strong bonds with one another. Tastefully tuned sub-bass generates enough weight to flex sound systems and ignite dance floors. At the same time, elusive pads and smoke-filled arrangements create a relaxing swing to keep the atmosphere activated after the party’s over. Gaddy’s released a string of EPs and singles before with labels relevant to the underground electronic sound. But now there’s no more messing about. His creative energy is focused singularly on expanding the groove. He’s in a mixtape mentality and everything is fair game as long as it starts with a sidewalk-stomping beat.
Vegan DogMiguel Lobo & Andre ButanoRoush Label
Roush Label was established in Spain by Hector Couto with a clear idea on his mind, "to offer something different not based on new trends” and the main focus would always be on “Good underground house music”. Clearly they are doing exactly this and the latest release is a stomper! "Vegan Dog" by Miguel Lobo & Andre Butano has a cheeky vocal sample, and a perfect dancefloor vibe.
Bansara, the brain child of Josh Geisler, has released his self-titled debut album on Mindspring Music. Bansara conveys a triune message of harmonizing ancient wisdom with modern technology, cross-cultural respect and collaboration, and the protection of nature. Josh’s sound is centered around a World Music aesthetic steeped heavily in Psychedelic elements; which is fitting, given he travels as a musician with Cirque Du Soleil. Expect chilled atmospheres, exotic sound design (personally crafted from many field recordings taken around the globe), meditative grooves, and dense melodies to permeate this collection of aural experiences.
Tekkulah EPPsydellAddictech Records
Psydell burgeons back to the surface with the release of the "Tekkulah EP"; an off-kilter symposium of generative synthesis and slap-stick percussion. Fluctuating through multiple tempos and time signatures, the EP is full of wild synthetic dialogue and ephemeral atmospheres. Each track spins like a dreidel on a skewed pitch, espousing the familiar rhythmic tropes of glitchhop and its psybient cousins. For those looking to dive into deeper rabbit holes, the production quality of this EP ensures an absolutely immersive listening experience amongst the tones and modes of psychedelic electronic music. We are beyond excited to add Psydell to our artist roster, and look forward to his upcoming halftime and downtempo releases!
Never Mattered EPSina.Enig'matik Records
From his debut in 2010 to his release with Enig’matik, Sina. continues to maintain a crisp sophistication, unleashing a glistening harmonic composition from which you can’t escape. Sina. (aka Barry Gordon) has harnessed the deep emotional echoes of the Siren call. Blending synthetic sound with modern melodies while luring you in with ripples of tonal temptation. You dive deeper into the pulsating hum of the music until you surrender to the fractured rhythms of the beat. Capturing the ever brilliant balance between a raw groove and an atmospheric wonderland Sina. uncurls his music to summon inner feelings of reflection and sombreness, a true mastercraftsmen.
Fish Juice EPJade CicadaJade Cicada Audio
Jade Cicada joins the addic.tech catalog with his latest release on his own imprint Jade Cicada Audio! The production quality and bass design stand out as always with Skylar's productions, and we are absolutely loving his latest release. It's our honor to provide opportunities for independent artists of this calibre to reach a greater audience, and we're positive that even though he's already made a mark in the bass music spectrum, with his best release so far on the "Fish Juice EP", he's just teasing what is to come!
Gamma Ray EPThe UpbeatsCritical Music
New Zealand’s D&B power couple Snake & Wolf aka The Upbeats ready some brand new beats for Critical 114. Joining forces with Rockwell the title track ‘Gamma Ray’ is as you’d expect a triple threat monster whilst ‘Necking’ and ‘Trauma’ remain in a similar vein making for a quality, heavy-hitting EP. The Upbeats are clearly at the top of the game, and Critical provides a wonderful home for this incredibly rocking EP!
Sraunus has definitely been in the zone lately. He is back with “Equal Melodies”, his second album for Greyscale. This is also his second album this year and his tenth album ever released. One single note can be a melody, it is only important that the wind blows when you’re listening to it. With a combination of wonderful ambient soundscapes and deep subterranean techno, clocking in at more than 75 minutes playtime, with Sraunus' signature magical organic sound you are in for a serious lush trip. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Enigma EPDariuzGroove Trap Records
Groove Trap Records is a Brazilian label founded by Thiago Glau and Anderson Bublitz, the two members of Project Liquefied. The label was created in order to release and promote quality music, with the main objective and priority of lauching tech-house and techno. They've done just that with the Enigma EP by Dariuz. If deep chunky progressive tech house is your thing, you'll want to grab this release for sure!
Cause4Concern Limited is a subsidiary of the Drum & Bass record label which has repeatedly changed the game since its first essential release. Under the relatively new moniker, they’re still committed to releasing some of the most upfront cuts which slice their way across the drum & bass scene; although this time they’re here to break even more boundaries with their genre shaping releases. Having already played host to a range of artists who’ve helped to shape the contemporary landscape, they are now set to bring on board producers such as Transforma, an artist who has proven himself amongst the ranks of labels like Red Light, Kill Tomorrow, Sinuous, Kill Your Ego and Mindtech. With the Australian producer’s EP set to be unleashed through Cause4Concern Limited, the C4C reputation is about to dominate even more of the scene’s most cutting edge records. These are the type of tracks which have already solidly pushed themselves inside the sets of forefathers throughout the drum & bass world’s deepest trenches. From the raucous sounds of ‘Osiris’, right through to the heavily built, thumping moods of ‘Neuro Surgeon’, Transforma proves that he’s here to make his own lasting impact within the helms of C4C. ‘Osiris’ begins like you’d expect from a record which, despite being painstakingly fashioned, is violent in its catastrophic detonation. ‘Kaiju’ is relentlessly driving, with a bassline that ducks and dives between its fortress like engineering. Then up next, ‘Stealth Mode’ crashes forward with every thumping drum rhythm, becoming more and more urgent as the record progresses. It demonstrates the maneuvers which Transforma has perfected, slowly creating a production profile for himself and its one which is resonating over the drum & bass audience. The EP ends with ‘Neuro Surgeon’, a clever play on words which points to how operational Transforma is over his music. Together they deliver a colour wheel of the components of his sonics. They’re an explosive look at an artist who’s moving his way through layers of opposition, with a ferocity that’s intimidating even to those with the most decorated history; One more reason why he’s been brought into the C4C army.
Paper Tales RemixesFine Cut BodiesEnig'matik Records
An outstanding series tinged with electric synced granulations has moulded perfectly into Fine Cut Bodies current output. Enig’matik encourages you to drift into an eccentric systematic harmony. Shattering coiled sounds that awaken fantasy and throw you into a carousel of sound. Melodies that carry you on an iridescent sound cloud while enhancing the wired jolts of vibration. A musically diverse essence pierces through you and warps your senses into that lullaby land. A place you’d happily reside in if only it could last forever. Fusion of strings, chimes, symbols and a powerful back bone of funk, encapsulating a fluidity that engulfs you. The hypnotic magnetism the remixing artists has achieved is undeniable. With an erotic exoticism they plant a deep body experience which only has you coming back for more. Enig’matik is back again!
Muerte 808 EPStranjahAufect Platinum
Veteran Toronto producer Stranjah makes his Aufect debut with this superb EP, bringing his forward-thinking vibes into this unique hybrid of Drum & Bass, Jungle and Halftime. There's something here for all upper-tempo bass music fans and another entry into this legendary producer's already impressive canon.
Elements Part 1Various ArtistsCue Line Records
Cue Line Records is on the crest of something new. Again they have delivered a truly impressive release of deep and heavy intelligent dubstep. ‘Elements Part 1’ is the first piece in the Various Artists series on the label called ‘Elements’. This new series is driven by an urge to explore how elements can form something greater together. The ethos also considers how anything can be broken into its elements. Every single track on the compilation is by multiple artists, a package of 100% collaborative content.
Wild Awake EPEmery WarmanMoan
Italian based imprint Moan Recordings, is focused on House and Tech House, with Funky, Minimal, and Techno influences. It's tasteful music made for maximum enjoyment on the dancefloor by some of the most interesting artists of the underground scene. The Wild Awake EP by Emery Warman is the latest to our collection, and should be the next in yours!
Galaxia EPTryptich & MiseTryptich Music
Recommended, Heavy, Midtempo, Psychedelic, Glitchy, Funky, Glitch Hop, Techno, Progressive, Breakbeat, Minimal
Tryptich and Mise have just turned up the heat on their latest EP "Galaxia"! They've got an individual sound that is beyond most genre stereotypes while still maintaining a chunky groove for the dancefloor. Coming to us direct from Tryptich, support one of our favorite artists and add it to your collection!
Partial#5Various ArtistsDivision Recordings
Here’s the fifth installment of the Division "Partial" series. It contains a varied lineup of beats and electronica featuring Arigto, Marauder, Animals in the Room & Zimbu, OCEE, Hebbe and Revazz. Keeping with the theme of the series, you are hearing the future of bass music selected from the bleeding edge of experimental low end producers.
Yellow EPFollyBox Of Cats
Its very rare to come across such amazing sound design and production quality from a fresh producer and when it fits the Box Of Cats mould, they jump all over it! Please welcome the young Australian Folly and his "Yellow EP" with open arms to the BOC family. Up Town is a bouncy jam of snaps, crackles and pops laced with a deep shaking bassline. The clean percussion is really where Up Town shines as it creates an energetic groove and fun energy. On the flip side we have Do it, which is the perfect B-Side. Its got grunt and its a touch darker. His chops and wobs really shine in this one. Awesome Tech House party jams!
0161 DubMaesDub Communication
0161 Dub has it's strong foundation in the detailed atmospheres, crackle noises, ambiences and rolling chords that build up to a tight, half time rhythm. Dub basslines respond to the chords and an echoing vocal, and saxophone shots fill up the rest of the spectrum. With this unique track Maes makes his smooth return to the Dub Communication label, accompanied by Masis on the remix. Masis takes the soundscape and speeds up the tempo, resulting in a more bouncy rhythm that you'll want for your deep dubstep collection!
True NorthJustin James & Klovesrefused.
After a chance meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, refused. head honcho Justin James and quickly rising Canadian talent Kloves have teamed up for a Cross-Canada collaboration just in time for Canada Day. With over 3000 km between them, the pair adopted the cloud platform Splice to share version after version of their projects until they were ecstatic with their work. The fruit of their labour is a strong two track EP with the tracks ‘True North’ and ‘Strong and Free’ nestling somewhere in the vast confines of techno. Get up, press play, and lose yourself in Canada’s cold, dark atmosphere.
Clipping Paths 3 (Presented by Dov1)Various ArtistMuti Music
Glitch Hop, Recommended, Heavy, Glitchy, Vocal, Drum & Bass, Trap, Psychedelic, Halftime, Organic, Tribal, Deep, IDM, Minimal, Chill, Downtempo
The Muti Music "Clipping Paths" series has typically been a statement of intent with Muti Music label head Dov1 setting intentions for the sound of Muti Music from a few special guest artists, as well as their emerging and existing roster. On Clipping Paths 3, the beats come in full of emotive energy, with attitude from the start, before heading into deeper waters, some heavy Halftime Drum & Bass and a few other experimentations along the lines of ‘Post-Dubstep, Slowfast, Halftime and Leftfield Bass’. The preview singles by David Starfire & Stephan Jacobs and Origin & PheuZen have already received widespread support and we have no doubt that the remaining tunes, being as diverse as they are will garner as much support. Artwork image by Nome Edonna, Layout and design by Mugwort Designs
Uncomfortable Beats proudly present the long awaited and final release in the Program series, from Melbourne-based beat-maker Able8. Program.03 features a tight roster of local and international vocalists, showcasing Able8's signature style of off-kilter, synth driven beats.
Great AttractorLiving LightDesert Trax
IDM, Recommended, Psychedelic, Organic, Glitchy, Vocal, Techno, Tribal, Glitch Hop, Dubstep/Grime, House, Breakbeat, Heavy, Chill, Downtempo
Living Light is ever-evolving artist with decades of musical experience behind her, and a key player in the Desert Trax family roster. Her latest album The Great Attractor is different from anything her fans have experienced in the past. Her signature dubby Living Light sound is still there, but there's also a darker, mysterious energy in many of the tracks, pushing tempos, and also embracing low-end elements that really drive the album. Opener “With Love From the Infinite” packs a wallop, and “Transition Turbulence” brings in a slew of far flung instruments, from the sitar and sarod to the Indian flute and tabla. “Tandava” reaches for a retro techno sound that illuminates Harris' deep understanding of sounds past and present, as she brings the track into the contemporary sphere with gusto. It's a must-hear for fans of Ott's introspective dub, Shpongle's sunny breaks, and any BPM's in between.
Rumble FuturisticR-KidzAddictech Records
The enigmatic Paul Holroyde (a.k.a. R-Kidz) is one of those rare producers who lives up to the ideal of quality, not quantity. While he has been a major player in the UK rave and DMC Championship scenes since before Kurt Cobain died, also a noted member of big beat band Goldbug in the mid '90s, his release schedule has always been a little sparse. With Paul having spent extensive time on the road supporting and recording scratches for the likes of Jimmy Cliff, Jeff Beck, Brand New Heavies, Jarvis Cocker, and the Ali G Show, fans are lucky to get a track here and there, from his solo work or his infamous Lawgiverz collaboration with Nick "Knoize" Ashcroft. However, considered on its own merits, Holroyde's modest catalogue is epically impressive. No one can spin a glitchy, psychedelic breakbeat tune with quite the same flair. Lucky for us, Holroyde saw fit to return to his studio recently, uncovering some incredible classic breakbeats that were in his personal unreleased collectionsecret weapons for years finally being unleashed. "Rumble (Hardcore Will Never Die Mix)" has an old-school hardcore vibe, the bass doesn't so much drop, as it unfurls like the infinite of all things that one sees revealed during a heavy psychedelic trip. "Futuristic" has a serrated vocal line and a taste of the Apache break to give it that hip-hop flavour, an ancient techno synth lead, and growling bassline, all of which is selectively and tastefully stuttered to keep pushing the broken beat. It goes off on a Luke Vibert come Josh Wink mad acid tangent, before dropping back into the pocket. Breakbeat lovers rejoice, R-Kidz is back!
Ovoid is back and making a statement with his new EP, ‘Adamant.” This Pacific Northwest native Shapes sounds into a staircase of synthesizing; with perplexing turns and directions. This playful, energetic, yet complex release from Ovoid has a wide audio spectrum and touches on glitch-hop, psybass, halftime, and more.