Waves From WithinDusty OhmsUncomfortable Beats
Dusty Ohms has been a prominent feature throughout the history of Melbourne’s renowned Uncomfortable Beats label, appearing on numerous compilations, remixes and DJ mixes. We’ve been anxiously anticipating the first full EP release from the British beat-maker, and are pleased to finally present ‘Waves From Within’; a 5-track project packing a heavy tide of wonky beats and cutting bass.
Perceiving AllSymbolicoMerkaba Music
"These frames are the frames of my soul as I keep flowing in the journey of creation. This journey is a path that goes beyond therapy and beyond the need for healing of our human kind into the picture of the world as an infinite frame of stories within stories all depending on one another for the realization of the harmony within the totality of stories. Reflections are our way of looking at our own essence and yet learn something new each time we look. The message in this story is not these words or this music in this album rather, the message is always - listen. You are perceiving all and yet you make this whole into infinite yous. Infinite point of views Of you and you and you. Thank you for listening." - Symbolico
Arcade ValleyLand SwitcherShanti Planti
Land Switcher’s iconic technical landscapes gain new depth and colour in their winter 2019 release, ‘Arcade Valley.’ A shapeshifting descent into the kaleidoscopic realms of global dub, each track offers up a seductive portrait of psychedelic sound fueled by undulating basslines, oscillating synthetic textures, and lush sci-fi atmospheres. Interwoven with an array of classical dub influences and infused with Land Switcher’s signature high-energy styling, ‘Arcade Valley’ is a potent reminder of the endless frontiers of exploration embedded within the omni-tempo realms of modern electronica.
Stepping into the vibratory space of low-end music theory, Xenolinguist invites listeners to experience ‘Novelty’: a four-track collection of devious and roiling soundscapes that call forth the impulse to move into the shadows and explore the dark side of hypnotic electronica. Interwoven with the flavors of deep dub, halftime, mid-tempo, and atmospheric bass, this tantalizing fall release from Xenolinguist tugs upon our inalienable desires for movement within the darkness of the seasons to come.
Stagger The BendsWarp333 AM Records
Great first release from promising new label 333AMRecords! New Zealand producer Warp pops their cherry with a nice duo of warbly bassline, late night tech house jams. Keep an eye on this label, from what we've heard of their upcoming release schedule it's going to be a seriously fun party when they drop!
Autophagy EPGoosebumpzMerkaba Music
Australian music producer Goosebumpz is back in 2019 with a lush new four track EP titled “Autophagy" courtesy of Merkaba Music. Since independently releasing his last collection of tunes in July 2018, Goosebumpz has been busy exploring new approaches to sequencing and sound design, focusing on rich textures, complex soundscapes, and intricate arrangements of original sound effects. Autophagy sees Goosebumpz broaden his palette and venture towards a unique mixture of styles with influences and aesthetics derived from Electronica, Downtempo, Glitch, Bass Music, Classical and Funk. The result is a tight blend of playful grooves, pretty melodies, wonky beats, and emotive, cinematic turnarounds with an overarching emphasis on depth, detail and originality. Parting ways with the daily grind in mid-2019, Autophagy marks Goosebumpz’ return to full-time music production and performance following the completion of a postgraduate acoustic science degree and several years in the corporate world of noise and vibration consultancy. Let loose the Goose.
Chill, Downtempo, Recommended, Psychedelic, IDM, Deep, Ambient, Glitchy, Vocal, House, Techno, Organic
Holotrope: A Movement Towards Wholeness In 4 Parts Fresh on the heels of his Billboard charting album “Sci-Fi Lullabies”, Bluetech returns with a deep dive into genre defying electronic music on his new double LP “Holotrope”. Imagined as a psychonauts journey into inner space and back, “Holotrope” contains 4 distinct continuously mixed journeys, each designed to fill a single side of vinyl. As the album unfolds through the four movements of Descending, Expanding, Ascending & Integrating, Bluetech displays his signature penchant for ping-ponging melodic interplay, creative modular synthesis, atmospheric sound design and dubwise fx manipulation. Touching down in ambient, downtempo, space disco, electro, dub house and spacehop territories, “Holotrope” still contains a cohesive aesthetic which is instantly recognizable as the Bluetech sound. Inspired by Holotropic Breathwork, meditation, lucid dreaming and journeys through the imaginal realms, “Holotrope” presents a map of movement through layers of perception. Starting with a centering in the physical body and descending into the realms of expanded awareness and ego dissolution, the music charts a serpentine path through ever deep states of being. Following up a highly prolific year of releases, Bluetech invites you to #jointhemoment and journey through Holotrope.
It’s midnight on a moonless night, suspended between yesterday and tomorrow. We are facing equal parts calamity and calm. We dream the dreams of our sons and daughters, whilst fending away nightmares created by ourselves, the authors. It is a Conundrum we live in by sleep, and while we wake, our worlds are as much defined by our circumstances as by the mental perspectives we bring to them. We must choose our thoughts and words carefully as storytellers of our minds and of the world we inhabit. Transported by Goya and our suspension of disbelief, our stories may temporarily become reality. What do we want our reality to be? What is our reason for bee-ing? The Japanese concept of Ikigai (生き甲斐) aptly defines "a reason for being” as the source of value in one's life or the things that make one's life worthwhile. What do we live for? What is the reason you wake in the morning? Whatever it may be, be gentle on yourself and your kin of this only planet we call home. We are entwined with it, and it with us. May you find your Kilig — that thrilling feeling of butterflies in your stomach that you feel when you are positively alive and in love. And be assured: Even the darkest night gives way to dawn.
Sunny EPRon CostaPotobolo Records
Potobolo Records is a french digital label based in Paris, created in 2008 by Ron Costa. The latest release by the label owner is called the "Sunny EP" and it completely embodies the ethos that Potobolo is shooting for. They hit their mark in producing quality music and emphasizing House, Techno and Tech House vibes. Focusing on originality, they want music to be different. For Potobolo, unique sounds a good groove and originality remain the most important production skills. The label is a home for both established producers and new coming talents, who share the same musical tastes and bring the unique and fresh tunes for DJs and dancefloor lovers around the globe. Nothing less than great dance music.
Luca EPPsydellAddictech Records
Psydell brings the heat with his latest release on Addictech Records. The "Luca EP" is packed with glitch slapped Drum and Bass, heavy Halftime and absolutely stunning production. Adding to his plethora of incredible beats, Psydell cranks up the tempo and dials in the tones tighter than ever with this release. Complex drum patterns and intricate sound design melt the mind while holding a groove that still moves the body. These tracks are full of energy and attitude while maintaining agility between multi dimensional musical expressions. This is soundsystem music for the future.
INVISIBLE Definition IIIVarious ArtistsInvisible
Thursday May 30th, Ascension Day, it was confirmed that Invisible will stop releasing music. The Drum & Bass label was launched in 2010 as the experimental and new-talent-championing leg of Noisia's original flagship imprint Vision and multiple genre label Division. All good things must come to an end, though. They have released three Invisible compilations with the name ‘INVISIBLE Definition’ and to close the catalogue over the coming months and this is the third one. And while it seems like the end of an era, it’s actually the start of a new one, Nik and Thijs explain. Huge release!
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.