Written over the span of a few years and two continents, ‘Drifter’ is the latest work by Spurz, originally from British Columbia, Canada and now based in London, UK. ‘Drifter’ sees a continued focus on the melancholic bass weight found on last year’s ‘Loud Futures’ LP, with production inspiration from early dub pioneers in a considered stripping-back of elements to allow for more control of aural spaces. A key element to Spurz’s sound practice, there’s balance here; unrelenting heaviness leading to ambient-leaning bridges that build up only to fold in on themselves (“Fall in2 Pieces”), alongside medative expeditions that slowly boil into brash abstractions (“I Hear Do Tell”). While cues from dubstep, jungle, and footwork can be picked out, ‘Drifter’ sets itself apart with it’s own singular sound, never satisfied to remain in one place for too long.
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Twisted Funk EPNymfoDispatch Recordings
Welcoming back one of our favourite artists, Nymfo returns with the ‘Twisted Funk EP’ on Dispatch Recordings. A new chapter beckons from the Dutchman, who consistently defies the odds with every coming release; his signature rolling grooves respawning as fresh as ever. The ‘Twisted Funk EP’ is classic Nymfo; a potent substance, expertly balanced between the callous and the contained; crafted with unique precision.
Opiuo X Syzygy Orchestra Live at Red RocksOPIUOSlurp Music
Opiuo's greatest accomplishment is here! We've watched Oscar's career grow from it's infancy with his very first releases, evolving into a seasoned producer on world tours, accumulating epic achievements. The moment he told us he was going to headline Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheater *with a full orchestra!* we knew he had reached a very important milestone of his career. Having his live presentation metamorphosize from a single performer, to a live band, and now into special events with full Syzygy orchestration, we find ourselves asking "what's he going to do next??" - We do know one thing, it will be funky, it will have incredibly clean production, and the basslines will make your booty bump! If one thing is for certain the party is always pumping when Oscar has his hands on the controls. Performed and recorded in what is arguably one of the most beautiful outdoor amphitheaters in the world, what we have here is 6 months in the making, 5 groups of instruments, 4 different mixing studios and 3 months of mixing. Listen to Opiuo now as you've never heard him before!
Wheezing Corporeal ShellChris KomusShanti Planti
Dark, Experimental, Glitchy, IDM, Dubstep/Grime, Downtempo, Glitch Hop, Organic, Ambient, Midtempo, Progressive
Chris Komus’s 2018 release is a haunting journey into the dark wilderness, where chimerical melodies lurk in the shadows and granulated textures wriggle and roil across the fractured landscape. Wheezing Corporeal Shell lures us into a web of wickedness, tickling the mind with a twisted array of glitch, psydub, and halftime as it draws us into its vicious grasp in search of discovery.
Jeremy Howard, aka Sinistarr, having released on legendary labels such as Metalheadz, Exit Records and Renegade Hardware, continues to evolve his sound with each release. Exploring the forward-thinking universe of Drum and Bass, he returns defying more boundaries with his glitch and techno- infused halftime release on China’s very own Unchained Recordings. On the A-Side is "Void" a triplet, low end, Sci-fi floor crusher that is more than your garden variety head turner. “Corruption” rounds out the release, a new breed of halftime musical animal that takes you into a dark electric dimension where the elements of both 8-bit and Bass combine.
Dubstep/Grime, Glitchy, Heavy, Experimental, IDM, Hip Hop, Midtempo, Glitch Hop, Downtempo, Organic, Dark, Drum & Bass, Breakbeat, Techfunk
We’ve heard the samplers and now it’s time for the album to drop. On Departures, ill.Gates delivers some of his hardest hitting bass music slammers and also some of his most intricate sound design and experimentation. A large amount of the album was also composed on live video feed with ill.Gates fans witnessing his production process in real time, commenting and begging for release dates. The release day is finally here and the final result also includes collaborations with Stylust, KJ Sawka and Mr. Bill as well as a banging remix of an Andreilien tune. ill.Gates is a Toronto-born Los Angeles based composer, performer and educator. Over the past decade, he has established a global fanbase and a reputation as one of the most dynamic electronic music artists around. His first full-length release, ‘Autopirate' (Muti Music, 2008) dominated worldwide charts, the epic 18 track album ‘The ill.Methodology’ (Muti Music, 2011) cracked the number 1 spot on iTunes and remains a strong seller. His 2017 ’Terminally Ill’ album, saw huge response with features on EDM.com, iDJ Magazine, The Untz, Raverrafting and global radio play. His collaborations with Bassnectar have had epic success and remain some of the top selling electronic tunes on many retails and streaming outlets.
Drawing a BlankwassuopDanktronics
wassuop is coming in hot on Danktronics! With his latest release "Drawing a Blank" wassuop does the inverse while virtually drawing a line in the aural sand. With an experimental and heavy approach to Glitch Hop, this is an EP that hits hard in all of the right places and could easily slide into many sets and onto many soundsystems. One to watch, wassuop delivers a great release that leaves one grasping to imagine what will come next from this up and coming producer.
Frankfurt based Paradroid is the infamous hero of the microhouse sound alongside guys like S-max and Fym. He's already been in the scene for quite a while and had releases on labels like Force inc. Music works and Boogizm to name a few. This is a release of glitched out and intelligently edited techno, great for twisting up the moment!
Monochrome HorrorZiEKZiEK Records
ZiEK Records brings you a deep dubstep journey into a dark world ruled by a cursed tape. Telling the abstract story about the monochrome horror that the tape manifested. Deep moody dubstep grooves with a heavy underground vibe.
Blòt EPHoten43 Degrees Records
Hoten is back to his imprint and he delivers a solid deep house track "Blot" as side-A, filled with mellow pads and a delicious groove on the percussion work, taking you into a crafted journey of sounds, with a rich ambience. Tamarama, the side-B track, is inspired by the Australian beach located around his area in Sydney, and this is clearly evident within the production. Carrying a smooth, dark, deep, energetic flow with subtle spatial effects and percussion hits, lovely muted elongated synths and a soothing bassline rhythm to us describe all the beauty which he sees on a regular basic emulated into music.
EP OneFarzPeer Pressure
Drum & Bass, Minimal, Halftime, Chill, Recommended, Glitchy, Juke, Deep, Experimental, Footwork, Liquid
Creation has no boundaries, the debut EP from Farz is testament to that. EP One is a journey through the variety of styles that have influenced him. The EP is rounded off with a remix from Facing Jinx, and is an excellent example of bass and beat music of all styles. Big up Peer Pressure!
Self - The RemixesOm UnitCosmic Bridge Records
Om Unit completes the journey of discovery and growth he begun on 2017’s acclaimed Self album with a pack of four remixes that expand on the themes and sonic palette of the record. A connector at heart, the man known as Jim Coles invites likeminded producers to interpret songs that bridge the album’s flexible styles and embrace the vulnerability and exposure at its core. First up is dBridge, who modifies “What I Can Be” featuring Amos, aka Amina Osmano of A/T/O/S. A pioneer of the drum & bass scene and fearless sonic explorer, dBridge gives the song a subtle but tense touch, placing harsh and abrasive progressions and dissolving snares against the softness of Amos’ voice and beauty of the subject matter. “I always liked Darren’s own vocal tracks so I wanted to hear what he would do with this one,” explains Coles. “I love the result and it made perfect sense to me as a dBridge fan.” Following this is the inimitable SKRS (aka Seekers International) out of British Columbia, whose sound system experiments have been some of the most vital in recent years. They first caught the ear of Coles via a recommendation in Bristol’s Idle Hands shop and it turns out the appreciation was mutual. Here they lend their deconstructing touch to “Passages”, keeping the original’s melodies while pushing it further into a soundboy abyss of flying rhythms and vocal samples. No sound test. Up next is Birmingham’s Sorrow, a young producer who refashions one of the album’s stand out cuts, “Nothing” featuring Rider Shafique. A meditation on suffering and change, Sorrow gives the song a melancholic feel, keeping its slow pace while rising its hopeful potential with deep anchoring chords. “It’s a real headphone masterpiece in my book,” says Coles of the remix. Completing the circle of Self Remixes is O$VMV$M, the ambient and lo-fi duo of Young Echo members Sam “Neek” Barrett and Amos “Jabu” Childs. Here the pair apply their ethereal smudge to “Tahatan”, slowing everything down until it feels as if you were hearing the song from just beneath the surface of the sea, the sound distant and the sunlight reflecting and creating shimmers in your field of vision. What began as a desire to experiment and push forward for Om Unit comes to a rightful and hopeful end with this short remix collection, opening the door to others and letting them apply the reflections of their own journeys onto the material.
La Via della SetaPrimal CodeHypnus Records
The Hypnus clergy is pleased to release their fourth full length album and the first by initiated prospects Primal Code. The released is scheduled for the August full moon. Delicately woven beats, rich in texture and enchanting flow. A very mature and impressive debut album from Primal Code. A elegant journey through ambiance and deep techno, easily one to add to your personal soundscape.
Tales From The BilgeBumbleMerkaba Music
Glitch Hop, Glitchy, Recommended, Downtempo, Vocal, Psychedelic, Funky, Heavy, IDM, Chill, Tribal, Organic
The story of this release can only be told through the senses of the producer and explorer - Bumble! So here are his words on the release: Tales from the bilge Welcome to the deep blue sea. All life on our blue planet came from the sea. Scientists believe that over 4000 million years ago, a perfect soup of singled celled organisms was graced by the perfect amount of sunlight and slowly, very slowly over millions of years, through a process of combination, competition and most importantly symbiosis developed more complex organisms. Fast forward to this moment where YOU are simultaneously listening to ‘Tales from the Bilge’, processing the syntax on this page through reading, banking the information for the future, and hopefully being moved by this sensory experience while developing a deeper love and respect for the sea, the planet, and your fellow human and animal beings. You are the result of 4,000 millions of years of circumstances and chance that delivered you this specific moment, and it is whatever you wish it to be. I thank you for sharing it with me. In April 2018, I traversed the widest and deepest ocean in the world : The Pacific Ocean. I listened to the sea and saw the endless unseen wild wilderness that exists beyond the lands edge. For 23 days, this blue expanse filled my world to the horizon for 360 degreees, unbroken by land or any form in every direction — a continual eternity of nothingness and everythingness. The bones of this album were written in that space between it all, and brought me understanding and solace during this intense journey. We were three individuals on a 38-foot object floating in an ocean so big that when zoomed out on a map, we disappeared into an infinitesimal speck amidst an endless field of blue. As night fell and the billions of stars of the cosmos came into view overhead, the universal resolution became clear: We are small, however our combined impact is not. During our voyage, I saw more plastic than should ever be visible along a single path through what is the most remote wilderness in the world. We also witnessed massive mega trawlers in action hugging the international waters border and pillaging this natural wilderness like never before. Trawlers longer than 200 meters on multi-month voyages to fill the bellies of their freezers and feed the unchecked consumption of the East and West. Although the great forests of our planet create significant amounts of oxygen and our/my connection to land is stronger. The oceans were our mothers belly, where we all came from and they are the real lungs of the planet and a dominant force in the climatic cycles of our planet. I had never sailed an iota before pushing off. Though a sublime adventure, the journey was also persistent monotony and brought mind-bending pattern breaking as I simultaneously gazed outward and inward. The sea’s great waves smashed up against the hulls and shores the shores of our minds as perpetual sleep deprivation took its toll. It is only once you whittle away all the fluff that you realise we are all doing the best we can. I hope this tale finds you well, my fellow voyager. Be gentle to the earth and to yourself; we are all learning how to sail for the first time on an ocean that can throw chaos at us at any moment. And if you have some extra bandwidth, please think of what you can do for your water kin. All Bumble and Merkaba Music Label proceeds from this album will be donated to SEA SHEPARD AUSTRALIA to support their positive work. Though I am happy to be on land again, I am grateful for my opportunity to sync with the endless waves and creatures of the sea. I hope you meet some as you enjoy Tales from the Bilge and glimpse my journey. Look forward to sailing and dancing with you all soon.
The Odyssey Pt. 1WhitebearEnig'matik Records
Recommended, Drum & Bass, Glitchy, Heavy, Psychedelic, Halftime, Ambient, Deep, Experimental, IDM, Vocal
Whitebear returns to the fray with his latest release, a 5 track EP that takes listeners deeper into the evolution of his sound. Largely inspired by an Inuit myth called “Skeleton Woman”, “The Odyssey Pt. I” is the first chapter in a two part series that depicts a visceral story of loss and the journey within, plunging heart first into the watery depths of the human psyche. Haunting melodies and mind bending sound design ripple throughout this meticulously crafted sonic tundra as bone rattling basslines rift through your core. “The Odyssey Pt. I” has found its home on Enig’matik Records, the label that gave him his first break back in 2011 with his debut EP, “Inanimate Incarnate”. With this release, Whitebear has come full circle, and is proud to present his latest explorations in the manipulation of emotion and sound.
Membrain EPMindexTime Resonance Music
Mindex has always had a flair for gradual evolution in sound design, but his newest collection of work firmly reminds us just how deep his rabbit hole goes. The Membrain EP boasts an ominous atmosphere drenched in meticulous audio experimentation. In addition to top-notch mix-down and mastering across the EP, the musical inflections and harmonies are indicative of a producer who’s as much focused on the intention of the music as he is on tearing through unsuspecting sound systems. The casual effervescence that was carried throughout his earlier catalog gives way for a sound that is far denser in its impact, and surprisingly visceral. The EP is being released through Time Resonance Music, owned and operated by Mindex himself. As with his previous release, the Eclipse EP, Threyda has partnered up with Mindex to release a physical, high-quality print of the mind-bending album artwork composed by frequent Mindex collaborator Archan Nair.
Vlog MusicAudiobotNight Owl Collective
Night Owl Collective is an artist collective/record label, featuring talented musicians and visual artists from all across the world. They are a family of supportive artists helping each other grow and making our dreams come true together as a team. A community that is based upon love and good vibes, and we aim to spread a positive movement throughout the music industry and around the globe. Focused on chill or jazz-influenced futuristic music, we strive to deliver fresh unique sounds with every release, and with Vlog Music by Audiobot they've done just that! Vibing deep downtempo with smooth hip hop elements.
Psychedelic MotelAt The Psychedelic CircusShipwrec
Shipwrec invites you over to their latest release the "Psychedelic Motel", atmospheric psychedelic electronica. A fusion of the wandering human mind and our electronic reality. An album of ambient, classical, electronica, electro, hip-hop, techno and a rainbow of other categories merged into an album, enjoy!
Champion Ep [RELOADED]Sam BingaCritical Music
After the original ‘Champion EP’ hit the shelves late last year the Sam Binga and Rider Shafique selection was immediately picked up by the almighty Sir David Rodigan and Toddla T. The ever-eclectic Binga found himself in fine form showcasing his love of proper dancehall. Now in 2018 the ‘Champion EP Reloaded’ brings it back with an array of ready remixes that pick up where the first left off including a huge D&B refix from Enei. Every track is a winner!
When it comes to techno, Latin America is one of the strongest supporters out there. After Rob Hes’ recent tour in Latin America he discovered the passion, love and dedication these people have for music, which really resonates with the philosophy of Pursuit. Therefor it was love at first sight, when we heard the warm, deep sounds from Mexico from Berlanga. We welcome this new kid on the block for a strong EP containing three dark, brooding melodic stompers which exactly demonstrate what Pursuit is all about. On remixing duties, we bring it back home for a demonstration of peak time, warehouse mayhem provided by techno connoisseur Joran van Pol. Enjoy!
Stick Up EPSurveyDispatch Recordings
Fusing the minds of two exciting duos, Survey, Tephra & Arkoze join forces on the ‘Stick Up EP’. Having both released their own respective solo Dispatch EPs, the two camps amalgamate their efforts over four tracks to form a potent blend. Following only two deadly collabs in the past (both supported by Noisia), their EP combines the best of both worlds, with precise percussion and gruesome grooves.
Ignorance EPMr Velcro FastenerElectrix Recordings
Returning to Electrix with their third full EP for the label (and a gap of 13 years!) Mr Velcro Fastener have delivered their own unique and recognizable electro sound with two new cuts. ‘A Monster in Two Worlds’ with its electro-funk sound, classic vocoded vocals and grinding groove is a perfect opener, while ‘Bakteriofag’ (bacteriophage in English) like its name, creeps up like a virus, infecting the senses with its crisp and shining melody. Additionally, there’s remixes of ‘A Monster In Two Worlds’ from Silicon Scally (Carl Finlow in his electro guise) and M-Twelve (the new moniker recently launched by Billy Nasty and Surface’s Nick Dunton) to complete the line-up.
Recommended, Glitchy, Heavy, Psychedelic, Glitch Hop, Dubstep/Grime, Downtempo, Organic, Breakbeat, Vocal
Serving up a vibrant deluge of rhythmic whomp, hypnotic instrumentation and atmospheric texture, “Intuit” delves deep into the shadowy space between glitchy organic bass and luscious psychedelic dub. Defined by heavy, undulating basslines, evocative string work and emotive interludes, this collection tactfully explores the duality of nature and technology through the lens of experimental sound design. With five original tracks and three spirited remixes, “Intuit” delivers a surreal and potent array of soul food.
Y-rich debuted last year on Seta with a very successful EP “Eastern Gulf” that received exceptionally good feedback. This young talented Russian producer Paul Pashin was able to surprise us and delivered again! His next EP “Nightfall” is a perfect example of a trippy deep-tech house music with subtle melodies, well placed warm chords and rhythmic elements. A must-have for underground music lovers!