If The Cap Fits: Remixed Part.1Sam BingaCritical Music
Fresh from his debut Boiler Room set in Canada, Sam Binga returns with two of Critical’s finest to drop the first set of remixes of Sam’s massive ‘If The Cap Fits’ EP, released earlier this year. Dividing between the talents of relative newcomer Particle and scene stalwart Enei, ‘Remixed Part 1’ is of course an essential this summer.
RevontuletFoxtailThe Rust Music
The Utah-based audiophile and producer Foxtail reinvents his own wheel with Revontulet. Foxtail’s sound is categorically fluid in every way, and he succeeds in delivering on that fluidity yet again. Each aspect of his songwriting process has continued to mature, from the precise production to the crisp engineering. This maturation process has resulted in a tonally balanced set of five songs that together weave an emotional membrane. Each track pairs off with the one ahead of it in a spacious, harmonious dance. The synthesis patching across the release is consistent and direct, creating a continuity that holds the record together like glue. Two tracks feature careful, syncopated vinyl cuts that dart through the percussion layers, combining dancefloor sentimentalities with downtempo ambience. Foxtail’s rhythmic structures are concise and hypnotic, carrying each composition straight from headphones to headspace. Returning fans will remember his last release, Kitsune, as a melodious terminal into the Foxtail audio mythology. Revontulet is its natural successor, honing in on and evolving his undeniably dynamic style. Grouped together with his first release, Vosmana, these three EP’s makeup a dynamic trilogy that spans across the musical mindset of Foxtail.
Ewol drops back into the Plasma lab with a 4 track EP titled 'Cyrus' continuing his excursions into deep, rolling atmospheric dnb - aligning with sounds Plasma laid as its foundations. Also hailing from Australia, this follows up 3 releases with Plasma over the past couple of years as the label and Ewol seem to have a mutual understanding and musical direction. 'Cyrus' EP includes 3 original tracks and a collaboration with Nemi who's also been gaining traction in the minimalist style of dnb. Ewol further solidifies his skill as a producer with this EP and has excitement building around his career ahead.
Circadian RhythmsJPODAddictech Records
Recommended, Downtempo, Organic, Vocal, Glitch Hop, Heavy, Tribal, Soulful, Funky, Beats, House, Glitchy, Deep, Chill, 2 Step, Breakbeat
A circadian rhythm is a day in the life of all earthlings, the predictable fluctuations of our physical, behavioral and/or mental states over the course of a roughly 24-hour period as influenced by sunlight and temperature. With this concept as the title of JPOD's second full-length, one can see the clear yin-yang to this album, all of the acoustic instrumentation blending in so organically with digital sound craft that the seams are practically invisible, swirls of black and white in balance. "To the Light" takes you up, with its emotive vocal lines and strummed guitars effervescently supporting a slick downtempo beat, gliding directly into "Midnight Oil," with its fat brass, echoed piano, and staccato vocal snippets lending it a touch of darkness. Later on, tracks like "Moonlit" and "Till Dawn" also seem to interpret the album title, but the theme isn't so rigidly literal as it is interpretively implied. Circadian Rhythms is not an album drowning in messages so much as it creates a feeling, a sense of rounding into form and being in the pocket, of hitting one's proverbial peak and aging gracefully. JPOD's debut full-length Halfsteppin strutted out confidently in 2012, but a lot of life has been lived since then. In many ways, he is the same old beat chef we always knew, a staple at Bass Coast and Shambhala, frequent collaborator with Stickybuds as the StickyPod Connection, and ace producer of the tastiest womp gland-tickling bass music. Yet, he has clearly matured, both as a producer and as a young parent. Circadian Rhythms continues the trajectory outlined on his Taking a Deep Breath EP from 2014, a move towards more sophisticated song-writing and polished production, incorporating his worldly backpacker influences and peak time main stage aesthetic into a style that reflects the total sum of his age and experience. As such, his sophomore album pulses with a fatherly feeling of deep caring and quiet strength. From his turntablist origins to his mastery of Ableton, the progress charted in the seven years between albums is obvious. Where he was once consistently over-the-top in quirky glitch-hop funk, JPOD now demonstrates unimaginable depth in stunning subtlety, with fifteen mid-tempo jams that feel lovingly nurtured rather than slightly imposed. Make no mistake, he still brings the party, but he hits you in the feels too, delivering as much in the way of mood-drenched meditations for headphones as rib rumblers for the twilight hours. Although that Spoonbill-esque good natured, trip tweaked, mutant funktronica freak fest style is still apparent on "Right Now," Circadian Rhythms generally relaxes into a warm vibe that is all JPOD's own. Suffice to say, there ain't no halfsteppin' on this album. Circadian Rhythms is a long, confident stride towards ultimate perfection. Enjoy the trip! Even though this release is available at over 300 outlets, we encourage you to purchase from the addic.tech store. We are very generous to our artists, and by purchasing from this site you support them directly with no middleman!
Dimension is the latest installment from Bass music maestro, Andreilien. The beats take the heritage from ‘Boom Bap’ Hip Hop and Drum & Bass, making for some great bounce and energetic lift on the tunes. Andreilien is notably one of the most unique gifted designers of bass sounds and does not disappoint on that end either, from the deeper flow of Convex, to the driving grimy bass of Scuzzy, the glitches and stutters on Drunken Princess Revisited, the warm crunch of Slip and rounding it all off with a really squishy one in Crater. Dimension keeps you on your toes and is bound to generate some involuntary face squishing, otherwise known as Bass Face.
EntangledSØS Gunver RybergAvian
The award winning Danish producer and live performer, also known for her extensive compositional & soundtrack work for video games, international theatre and dance productions – as well as her own installation projects, debuts on the Avian label with ‘Entangled’. Forged in the unique crucible of SØS Gunver Ryberg’s multidisciplinary practice ‘Entangled’, stalks a hard line at the edge of techno’s stormiest sector. A thrilling meeting of divergent disciplines and sound system metrics with a keen skill for the composition of uncompromising club works, Ryberg’s technique lies in the vital declaration of her own borders in every setting. Comprised of six club focused pieces, the mini LP applies itself to rhythmic intensity with a deft touch. Galloping granulated walls envelope you at every turn as brittle melancholic pads ease you from one moment to the next. ‘The Presence_Eurydike’ is the gentlest form that Ryberg is willing to present, whereas ‘Trispider’ builds a monumental terror out of a raw pulse. It’s at these moments that you sense the careful composition and orchestral drones, and how keenly Ryberg’s rough modulation is meant to alter states. Displaying varying approaches to form and structure across the record, the music riffs on the brooding atmosphere characteristic of the artist’s collected work by breaking up the havoc on ‘Entangled’ with a series of four microcompositions spliced between each of the tracks. Finely textured and rendered in detail they give a glimpse of Ryberg’s capacity for mesmerizing sound design – or to put it another way, they give a sense of what’s barely contained by the rhythmic works. This is an expansive and hard hitting rumination on the more caustic, atonal end of the Techno genre – a truly dynamic and immersive listening experience.
Trail BlazingBotanikalMindspring Music
Established liquid drum & bass producer ActRaiser debuts his new Botanikal alias with Trail Blazing – four offbeat, dubwise, psychedelic tracks to feed your head and move your feet. A change in mindset and a new rural setting inspired Botanikal to experiment with new ideas, to express his true self, without any expectations or outside influences. The end result were these four slices of downtempo, organic electronica. The EP is dedicated to the beauty of nature and the wonderful creatures that inhabit our vibrant world. These tracks pay homage to positivity and a sense of community and the peace and tranquility of being connected with the natural world. An element of playfulness runs through the tracks, with analogue synth expressions and squelchy psychedelic sounds worming their way into your consciousness and refusing to let go. Botanikal uses these cosmic, twisted sounds to immerse the listener in his vision and he hopes that it brings balance and harmony to those who hear them.
Cycles EPKahjiWormhole Music Group
We love to support free releases and the Cycles EP is the latest release from Kahji and Wormhole Music Group! Seamlessly blending hip hop, dubstep, trap, halftime, and more into a ethereal hard hitting sound all its own. Easily worth a position in your new jams and playlists, pick it up now for free (in any resolution!) and stream it from your collection.
IDM, Electro, Recommended, Techno, Glitchy, Deep, Heavy, Minimal, Downtempo, Psychedelic, Experimental
Every six months the team at MDLR have put together an LP with the most experimental sounds being produced in their studio. The first LP was "ZERO", an eleven track album and basically a minimal techno deviance. Now we have the second album of this series called "ONE". "ONE" represents the evolution of the MOD3LLR sound. The authentic and unique sound path that has been taken, without compromises with trendy styles or current best selling electronic music sounds. Pure MOD3LLR original sound coming from his own soul. Working tirelessly in his home studio, MOD3LLR has managed to put together over 50 tracks, with the final selection to be decided as the album to be twenty different sounds, from atmospherics, minimal techno, electro and techno, starting in 115bpm reaching all the way to 122 bpm, always with his own touch. For deep and twisted electro, techno, and IDM fans - this one is for you!
An Evening With LossArcTherapy Sessions Recordings
Vocal, Recommended, Drum & Bass, Deep, IDM, Downtempo, Dubstep/Grime, Glitchy, Minimal, House, Midtempo, Organic, Heavy
ARC is an Electronica/Dance fusion duo made up of Tetsu Gomorrah and Charlie Howell. Musically, its sound heavily draws influences from the Underground Electronic, Trip Hop & Neo Soul scene, teaming sultry moody beats with vocals that get pulled through rich searing bass lines. Tetsu Gomorrah manifests his influences, which span the genres of Drum and Bass, Techno, Electronic, Hip Hop and Bass, through his intricate working of dark synth styles and deep percussion. Originally from London, his eclectic background in music spans 20yrs of live performance Worldwide, touring and living in such musically inspiring places such as Los Angeles, Paris, Barcelona and now France. Charlie Howell hails from a background engrossed in music. As a classically and jazz trained artist since an early age, this training discipline can be seen in his process of writing and style of production. He spent many years touring on the alternative and indie scene, which can be heard in both his solo work and with ARC, with his more upbeat and melodic themes bringing a slightly lighter side to the three prongs of the ARC sound. "An Evening of Loss" is the debut album from this original outfit featuring guests such as Emma Wizz, Yamin Alma, Mestizo & Mordecai. A passion project, brimming with a myriad of influences and ideas, culture, sounds, thoughts...culminating in an exciting insight into the future evolution of their sound. Together, ARC brings something completely fresh and unique to your ears, pulling you in and encompassing you like an ARC of soul, sound and vision...
Fëa EPPaulie JanINTERVISION
On repeat in our office is new delivery to our collection from French artist Paulie Jan. Originally released in February of 2018 on vinyl and cassette, the Fëa EP is now available in full resolution digital via Intervision. This EP is a nicely woven puzzle of deep IDM and cavernous ambient visions. Add it to your collection and immerse yourself in the bottomless sonics.
RenderingsNexus 23Bass Agenda Recordings
Nexus 23 has established himself as the guy behind some of the most frantic and distinctive tracks to carry the Electro tag over the last few years. With support from the likes of UMEK and Dave Clarke, his music is ideal for DJs looking to drop something into the mix that gets people's attention and switches things up. On this outing Nexus 23 has handed the keys to his sonic armory to four other artists, to see what kind of assault they can build. On this outing Nexus 23 has handed the keys to his sonic armory to four other artists, to see what kind of assault they can build. Bass Agenda regulars and heavy hitters RXmode and w1b0 are on typical form here - both bringing the heat in their own trademark style. Recent addition to the Bass Agenda family BPMF (one half of the team behind the stunning Serotonin imprint) brings his typically unusual perspective the mix, making you wiggle to a rhythm your body wasn't expecting. We also welcome Beatprozessor here with a storming remix that takes the original parts and dips them in an hot alloy made of everything we love about Electro.
Forgotten WastelandClaro IntelectoDelsin Records
Since the dawn of the Millennium, Claro Intelecto has beguiled listeners with his trademark brand of far-sighted electronic futurism – an atmospheric and otherworldly sound that reprocesses and repackages a multitude of influences drawn from three decades immersed in electronic music. It seems fitting, then, that the latest Claro Intelecto outing – the first since the release of his Exhilirator album two years ago –was partly inspired by the formative years of the man behind the alias, Mark Stewart. Its’ title, “Forgotten Wasteland”, refers to the current state of the place where one of Manchester’s most influential underground clubs, the Thunderdome, once stood. Stewart explores the impact and influence of this mythical club, and all that flowed from it, on EP opener “The Thunderdome”, a track whose industrial-strength beats, ragged acid lines, sci-fi bleeps and body-shaking sub-bass recall the raw and heavy techno music that emerged from the North of England in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. In contrast, the equally heavy and lo-fi “Sniffer Dogs” takes a more considered approach, with Stewart wrapping cinematic sweeps and dubbed-out electronics around a glitch-laden, Skam style experimental hip-hop groove. On the flipside, Stewart begins with a far-sighted chunk of loose-limbed electro-techno fusion, “Messages”. Rhythmically punchy with the producer’s now familiar weighty analogue bass and raw riffs to the fore, the track’s fizzing melodic motifs and woozy pads recall hazy memories of sunrises spent stumbling between soundsystems at chilly free parties across the UK. The track’s increasing intensity is mirrored on EP closer “Sirens”, a druggy blast of rugged mid-tempo heaviness blessed with sun-bright blasts of synthesizer-driven bliss. It feels like a fittingly evocative conclusion to another standout outing from Claro Intelecto.
Recommended, Glitchy, Glitch Hop, Heavy, Psychedelic, IDM, Organic, Funky, Downtempo, Ambient, Experimental, Vocal
After two years traversing the wilds of his imaginarium, sonic sorcerer Spoonbill returns with his fifth full length album, Canopy. An immersive experience of four-dimensional aural intrigue, the new release is Spoonbill personified, sophisticated and refined. Known for his refusal to conform to any genre, Spoonbill again defies convention with a seminal work of funky jazz infused, dub laced trip-hop wonkadelic electronica sound art. And, this time, there’s equal measures of maturity to quirk and a refinement to the eccentricity that defines Spoonbill’s flirtatious frequencies. The renowned acoustic author invites listeners to frolic through a utopian kaleidoscope of cinematic textures featuring orchestral grooves, warbling horns, beguiling vocals and a fugue of instrumentals all layered within his signature warped sound design in an eminently danceable downbeat release. This evolution of the Spoonbill, aka Jim Moynihan, sound is a natural progression from his previous album, Tinkerbox, that signaled a pivot from party tunes to cultivated compositions while still retaining a carnival vibe. Crafted in his mountain top Victorian studio, Canopy represents a slice of Spoonbill’s home where the sun filters light through treetops for as far as the eyes can see in all directions. Adding to the personal touch is the album cover artwork- a painting created by his father, Daniel Moynihan. Elegant but cheeky, polished but witty, Canopy is another example of why Spoonbill is one of Australia’s favorite electronic producers and in constant demand on stages around the world.
In My RoomRumpistolThe Rust Music
Recommended, Glitchy, IDM, Techno, Chill, Downtempo, Drum & Bass, Organic, Disco/Nu-Disco, Deep, Glitch Hop, Psychedelic, Electro, Heavy, Vocal
Music from the Danish producer Jens Christiansen aka Rumpistol has never been conventional. It was his ability to create experimental yet accessible electronic music that first earned him notoriety over a decade ago. Now, a new five-track collection called In My Room finds the producer leaning ever further into that absence of orthodoxy. In My Room takes artistic risk and combines threads from many electronic styles. It showcases non-linear songwriting, bold textures, and uninhibited array of sonic material. Yet despite Rumpistol’s endless tinkering and flirtations with the edge, In My Room still offers a deeply comforting listening experience. Tempos and moods are fluid throughout this release, but the common denominator is a sense of wonder. The sort of wonder surrounding something ultimate and grand that we can’t quite grasp, yet we know is out there. The sort of wonder that surfaces when we’re lost in thought alone in our room. Rumpistol can fit so many distinct, disparate sounds into his music without creating a crowded mix. Each element has room to breathe. In My Room offers another great example of this dynamic. In the past several years, Jens has been working with his jazz and world fusion supergroup Kalaha, and maneuvering through the United States’ bass music circuit. The sounds of these two different worlds appear to have heavily influenced In My Room, and as such, it represents a new evolution of Rumpistol’s music.
Beep Bop IIBran RichardsAddictech Records
Bran Richards pops back in with his second installment of his comeback trilogy "Beep Bop"! He's back flexing the funk, groping the groove and keeping it real. Lacing psychedelic tones through booty bumping bass, we're constantly waiting on the edge of the transmission for what he will unveil next. His hibernation is over and he's ready to take on the low frequency dancefloors all over the world! Get your dancing shoes ready.
Heavy, Recommended, Glitchy, Drum & Bass, Glitch Hop, Halftime, Vocal, Dubstep/Grime, Breakbeat, 2 Step, House, Beats
“After being a bit silent on the release radar for quite a while, I wanted to come back and showcase my repertoire. Here are 10 beats that Noisia chose from my -way too big- demo folder. I ended up flipping every song around in the last three weeks while finishing them in a hyper focused and inspired mind set. The songs on the EP are very diverse, but together, shine a light on all sides of me as a producer and I’m really proud of the result. This time, there is more to come very soon, I promise.” – Posij
The Space Between Us EPBachir SalloumMagician On Duty
In the beginning it hurts to Love Like an ocean never stops Because you've been so damn closed up And your vastness had been mysterious and unexposed Until it filled your every cup And you looked and looked outside for some sort of Source But Nothing ever showed up And like the tide ever tips over with the smashing, frothy tops Time would never pause the faithful mission of the clocks So, it became your only option To Love like an ocean never stops Forevermore © 2019 eltoNBomb
Jettison Mind HatchTipperTippermusic
In the landscape of independent electronic music, a bevy of formative musicians, producers, and engineers are viewed as having pioneered the current paradigms in the production and composition philosophy of this alternative sonic hemisphere. Amongst those prescient audionauts, Dave Tipper has served as an anchor and inspiration for an entire generation of fans and musicians alike. It’s been five years since the release of Forward Escape, a seminal dive into the expanse and attitude of compositionally rich electronic music. In the time since, Tipper has gradually redefined the framework of his musical output, as well as set a new standard on the design philosophy of curated live events. The inclusive, sonically-driven, detail-oriented vision that precludes his personal events and concerts has raised the benchmark time and time again, following in tandem with the almost biological evolution of his music. The frequency in which he unveils new material during his performances vastly outweighs the frequency in which he unveils new studio releases, but like most good dishes, he lets the music come to a slow roast before serving it as a full meal. Such is the case with Jettison Mind Hatch, the next installment in Tipper’s ongoing journey into space and sound. Replete with innumerable tones, textures, patches, samples, and compositional evolution, the album is a further testament to Tipper’s engineering and production knowledge; album to album, he demonstrates the impact and aural charisma achievable through an absolute focus on fidelity, and Jettison Mind Hatch is unquestionably another level of refinement atop his notably lucid catalog. If the titular definition of an album is the most direct path to the album’s intent, then Jettison Mind Hatch could hardly be more fitting; from the very first steps into the lucent waters of the intro track Sayonara, the mind begs to be let loose of its daily toil. Synthesis paints ardent hues across the total spectrum of stereo space, setting the pace for an emotional experience expressed through harmony and cadence. The elasticity of the tones has a way of carrying the listener not just through the song’s breadth, but through the song’s perpetual state of buoyancy. This idea of buoyancy is a staple of Tipper productions, though the expression of it continues to manifest in ever more vivacious textures. Viscous brings the concept in an entirely different direction from the album’s instigation, sending synthetic condensation straight into a blender of melody, filtration, and cascading atmospheres. Once the track folds unto itself for the final time, it smoothly dissolves out of the mix, revealing the nascent ambience of Sahra. An overture for dunes, mirages, and grating winds, this song swells and drips with interwoven semitones and droning soundscapes. The percussion rattles and springs along the circuitry of the track’s rhythm, with reverberant pops signaling every turn and refrain. Tethers reinvigorates the atmosphere of the album with effervescent chords and arpeggios falling back onto acoustic drums and duplicitous rhythms. The jazz influence in the percussion can hardly be overlooked, as the channel a palpable attitude that carries the underbelly of the song. The deviations and glitches that burst between the aural focal points fill out the creamy center of the track, rising and expanding until hitting the optimal temperature. It’s at that specific temperature that Tethers splits open into an oxygen-rich head trip, building upon itself throughout every measure until it spills back out of the stereo image. Slowly entering that open space, Permatemp slides into the ear fully baked and fully stereophonic. The rise and fall of the lead lines bounce the mind to and fro with a gentle push, while the momentary flashes of starlight synthesis saunter along in step with every downbeat. Bringing a palatable finality to the album, Oi Oi Spit strikes a gentle balance between harmony and dissonance in a dance of phased-out synthesis and illusory textures. The thematic elements of the song reflects that balance, and indeed the equilibrium of the album, through its gradual evolution, swelling and vibrating at a sine curve pace until it reaches its final moments of Jettison Mind Hatch. - Written by Pasquale Zinna
Fragments EPVarious ArtistsESHU
ESHU, the production collective and record label from Nijmegen are back with their next offering. Their 12th release is a various artists release that features BLM, J?burg and Steven Siwalette alongside label members Ivano Tetelepta and Jocelyn Abell. It comes on the heels of Tetelepta's absorbing dub techno album, Senang, and is another high class offering. Nijmegen based Siwalette is first, previously contributed to the label as part of SYS. His Stragglers is a sparse but atmospheric track with industrial drones and slowly turning drums taking you through a desolate factory late at night. His second offering is Alien Encounter which is just as it sounds - a spooky, unsettling bit of cinematic sound design with menacing bass and icy pads all growing in loudness until they eventually consume your mind. Lastly on the A-side, UK producer and Fear of Flying label boss BLM lays down a skeletal groove that's embellished with beautiful, yawning synths. Scattered little details and fx making this a cavernous piece that encourages your mind to wander and get lost. On the flip, Jocelyn Abell and Ivano Tetelepta cook up a heavyweight, mid tempo bit of dub techno with sharp hits and rolling kicks lulling you into a trance. Last of all, the emerging J?burg picks up the pace with a perfectly chiselled bit of rock solid dub with looping drums and icy hi hats sinking you deep into its midst. This is an excellent EP that packs in a range of fascinating sounds for both the home and the club.
Drifting StatusKodiak KidChilla Holla
We now present to you a debut release of one of the addic.tech team members! Kodiak Kid drops the hip hop vibes and an especially dope collaboration with Mad Zach on his first EP "Drifting Status" ! Drifting Status is the debut release from Melbourne’s Kodiak Kid. It signifies not only the next chapter in his musical evolution from DJ to producer, but with it introducing new Melbourne label Chilla Holla, as a first offering from this exciting label. The 5 track EP presents itself as a true homage to the creative influences and artists from which its foundations were born. It embraces the fundamental elements of hip hop with classic production style and sampling techniques reminiscent of DJ Krush, DJ Shadow, RJD2, Hermitude and Plutonic Lab in eras gone by. Guided by the paths laid down by older styles of hip hop, Kodiak Kid seeks to show off the rewards that come from countless hours spent digging, sampling and re-sampling from the endless crates of an authentic hip hop fan. Featuring a guest vocal performance from Melbourne MC Mantra and co-produced, mixed and mastered by Monkey Marc in his solar-powered Melbourne studio, Drifting Status carves itself a place amongst its peers, firmly in the crates of Australian hip hop.
Hybrid Cluster Vol. 1EasyjackAddictech Records
Embarking on a journey of the senses, Easyjack delivers his most fibrous music to date through Hybrid Cluster Vol. 1. Sauntering across a range of tempos and degrees of intensity, this EP channels a uniform atmosphere through its composition and laser precision synthesis. Easyjack’s grounding in the art and science of high integrity engineering shines throughout the entire release, resulting in crystal clear transients and silky stereo imaging. Hybrid Cluster Vol. 1 spins itself on a sound design axis; each track twists a bevy of similar tones and textures into an entirely new soundscape. The opening track “Iridescence” ebbs and flows between sultry melodies and enveloping bass weight, while the follow up tune “Skirmish” pounds speaker cones with syncopated synth cuts and processed hip-hop rhythms. “Hybrid” is the dance-floor-ready weapon of choice, drenching break-beat in resonant frequencies and juggled sub jaunts. “Azimuth” relaxes the atmosphere, utilizing a suite of round-edged textures and soft, tonal synthesis to paint melodies across the frequency spectrum. The swells and audio artifacts of “Temporal Symmetry” fold into themselves like a torus, giving the track a distinct rhythmic surface to reflect the developing melodies. Bringing the journey to a close, “Parallax Dub” is an all-encompassing stereo ball of synthesis and modality, with complimentary phrases slinging off of one another with mounting momentum. Easyjack is perpetually tapped into the vein of high fidelity production and engineering, and he proves it once again through this Hybrid Cluster. His focus on tonal clarity as the foundation of his music speaks volumes, literally and figuratively. For audiophiles, engineers, producers, casual consumers, and frequency freaks alike, Hybrid Cluster Vol. 1 is primed and ready for your head holes.
Stawnk EPDuffreyStreet Ritual
Gritty and primed for the heat of the dance floor, Duffrey’s “Stawnk” sends us on four provocative excursions into the lands of churning glitch, squanchy halftime, and high-spirited drum and bass. Inescapably funky and fueled by the audacious spirit of musical creation, Duffrey’s brain-tickling soundscapes and wonky beat progressions invite listeners to twist and reshape their concepts of style while sampling a tantalizing array of quirky and heavy-hitting sounds inspired by the endless flavors of life in the musical sphere.
Machines and RegretsCommuterBass Agenda Recordings
A long time in the making, Commuter's return to Bass Agenda is a personal album with sweat and soul soaked into every beat, bleep, and bass-line. His attention to detail and care in crafting these tracks really pays off; this is a series of pieces where as much passion has been put into the space between the beats as there has into the beats themselves. Subtle touches in tracks like ATX and Tylium Digger will keep you coming back for more, whereas elsewhere in tracks like Composite Particles you are drawn into your own cosy stasis as a space aged lullaby washes over you. It is to Commuter's credit that he can build such absorbing Electro atmospheres so efficiently, short tracks that are rewarding to the ear and mind, immediately drawing you in. This is French Electro at its finest.
Unity EPLegalBNC Express
Unity is the brand new Ep by Legal on BNC Express. It is a 6 track work, showcasing the producer’s ability and versatility and it features collaborations with other artists some of which are not new to the BNC family: Arlow, Qua Rush and Phog have already had releases on the label. But what does the word Unity mean to Legal? A personal consideration on the drum and bass scene, the way it could be, or maybe the love he shows to the whole genre, which he demonstrates by working on different vibes. The whole EP is characterized by a deep and rolling mood, that swings from jungle to liquid, underlined by a dark vibe, always underpinned by a strong drum workout. Each collaboration helps to bring out all the different influences that make up Legal’s vision of drum and bass. Legal has been a BNC Express household name from the beginning, and Unity represents his loyalty and love for the label.