Laminar FlowResonant LanguageResonant Language
Of the sounds echoing out of Colorado, none bear the banner of “weird” quite as dynamically as Resonant Language. Though he has only released a scant two EPs over 7 years with a smattering of singles, the utterly unique structure and sound of his body of work is immaculately crafted, untouchable by words like “genre” or even “format”. While concepts like IDM or Bass Music might have some sticking power, the gravitation towards underexplored or totally novel areas of magnetic manipulation constantly defy expectation and often totally stymie any effort to describe him. The new single, “Laminar Flow”, available now as an exclusive on addic.tech, is certainly no exception. With a broken beat that teases stability, he rides the line between holding predictable elements and totally subverting them. The most unusual aspect of the track, however, is the final third, in which natural drum samples creep in - suddenly the track drops into a jazzy feel with a humble bluesy guitar melody, highly unusual for the ingenue. Smooth and drawn taut by the drums' occasionally breaksy mood, it's a calming wave after the storm of frenetic sound design and wandering notes. One never knows quite what to expect next with Resonant Language, making him difficult to access for some. “Laminar Flow” is certainly more sedate than most of his released work, hence the streamlined implications of the name. With a singular devotion to his sound, he wrings unbelievable expressiveness out of his labor, truly exhibiting the emotions and struggle of making something new and challenging. While Resonant Language is often a struggle to dance to, the challenge is always worth it, and this track is an easier one to grasp than most in both emotional story and compositional structure. "Yishai Reno - The Rust"
Carbon Based LifeformPsymbionicGravitas Recordings
Abundant with meticulous sound design, Psymbionic’s “Carbon Based Lifeform” is a striking tapestry of EDM subgenres. Based in Austin, TX, the producer simultaneously stands as the label manager of Gravitas Recordings who houses acts by the likes of CloZee, Au5, and Mr. Bill. Both psychedelic and dance-floor-ready, the album is an expansive, genre blending project which translates beautifully in both club settings or a night in with headphones.
AnimagusVCTREThe Rust Music
VCTRE sets a high bar amongst the incoming generation of producers with his latest release, “Animagus”. A fast-rising star in the world of underground music, his production prowess and musical output display a forward-thinking attitude in pushing the boundaries of contemporary music, with this EP being his brightest work yet. Featuring guttural bass lines and a vivacious swagger, VCTRE hones in on the textures and boisterous musical attitude that has brought him a growing acclaim across the realm of low-end music. From tonal fidelity to compositional risks, he manages to cover all bases to ensure a positively glitched-out headspace, and does it with more than a subtle rhythmic jaunt. If left-field breaks and emulsified synthesis is your bag, then “Animagus” is poised to deliver.
Juice Vol. 1Various ArtistsDanktronics
Juice... It's dank at any time of the day. This Juice is something special though. The first compilation from Washington based bass music label Danktronics titled "Juice" is an organic, pulpy, flavor packed, cold pressed cup straight from the underground. Featuring ten tracks, from the likes of Cualli, Ovoid, Smigonaut and Atomic Reactor as well as several other up and coming producers. Compiled by west coast producer Phydra, the compilation as a whole is well thought out and well delivered from beginning to end. Bring your own glass and fill it up to the brink. Rinse and repeat.
ill.Gates Presents: The Class Of 808 Vol.2VariousProducer Dojo
Breakbeat, Dubstep/Grime, Glitch Hop, Downtempo, Glitchy, Hip Hop, Dark, Heavy, Drum & Bass, House, Techfunk
In January 2017 Muti released ‘The Class Of 808’, the culmination of many artists hard work with ill.Gates in his production classes, since then the project has grown into the ‘Producer Dojo’ and a network of artists who are all producing cutting edge tunes. The Class of 808 Vol.2 showcases some of the choice picks from the Dojo and also puts on display the versatility and unique talents in the Producer Dojo. ill.Gates & Mitch Brady give us a beautiful kickoff to the release with a gentle groover that radiates good vibes, Seancy then launches into a bouncy Reggae influenced skank that is reminiscent of Dub FX style tunes, Trigem then takes it into heavier territory with a heavy banger that is followed by an even heavier halftime tune by emerging stars Vaedynn & Matter and then it’s all rounded off with some really energetic vibes with a bouncy, bass driven broken beat and house music fusion tune by Veinz. 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) charted on iTunes and dominated on Beatport, the epic 18 track album ‘The ill.Methodology’ (Muti Music, 2011) cracked the number 1 spot on iTunes and his collaborations with Bassnectar have had epic success. His more recent albums ‘Terminally Ill’ and ‘Departures’ repeated some of his previous chart success and further displayed ill.Gates multidisciplinary production skills.
Samsara Beats is happy to begin 2019’s release schedule with Depth EP, by our good friend Danky. Based in Santa Rosa, California, Danky has released music on MalLabel, Lush Selects and Tsunami Bass Weight, not to mention previous tunes and remixes on Samsara Beats. Other than the originals "Depth" and "Slumber Snaps", we're happy to include 2 remixes by Canadian bass music producer Jake Robertz and by RaptorHandz, moniker of Able8, electronic/hop-hip pioneer from the Uncomfortable Beats crew, Australia. If you like Slow/Fast groovy drums and fat, bouncy basslines, Depth EP is here for you!
RecoveryRoomPsychoPlasmaForms & Figures
Alex Kuger & Jan Gabler performed and recorded these eight dark and atmospheric Ambient studio jams during the mid 90s. 'R', 'Lhasa', 'Recovery Room' and 'Wellen-Sittich' have been previously released, on CD only, as part of their untitled 1996 PsychoPlasma debut album on the short-lived Futurepop label. Now available as a digital download, you can easily add this classic release to your collection!
Best Of Seta 2018Various ArtistsSeta Label
A new year has begun and it is the right time for recap of 2018. Seta Label's traditional “Best of…” compilation contains, as the title implies, the most successful and powerful pieces released by Seta in the previous year. Nevertheless this VA pack is not only a selection of few best-selling tracks, but also an example that shows the direction they are going to in the future.
Smelly CatDnA (Dov1 & An-ten-nae)Medicine
After a fire year of debut performances and fresh tunes in 2018, DnA (Dov1 & An-ten-nae) plan on taking 2019 to a new level and are ready to kick it into gear with Smelly Cat. The title tune utilizes foley recordings that take us into a dirty alley, strewn with glass and toppled garbage cans, and that is where we meet our Smelly Cat, full of urban swagger and mischief. It is a deep roller of a Halftime DnB tune with a quirky Techno influence. On the flip side is Sphinx, where the intro and break in the tune offer a good amount of wobble before things get banging with some tough bass stabs while also offering a slightly more rootsy feel, with tribal vocal chants set to rhythmic clapping. If this is where DnA are starting 2019, we look forward to what is to come. An-ten-nae is a constant production machine, who has created new avenues for bass music under his various monikers, including Dimond Saints, Invisible People, Lowriderz and Black Crow. Dov1 has been pioneering bass music genres for the past 15 years on his label Muti Music. Both of these artists have pushed the west coast bass music scene over the years with diverse events, music marketing and productions and mentoring for younger artists. Look out for DnA performing as a duo at festivals in USA and Canada this summer.
The Key EPNa NichRhythm Büro
Rhythm Buro's fourth release is a much anticipated EP from one of it's co-cofounders, Na Nich aka Alexander Pavlenko. Pavlenko has been making music for nearly 20 years, most notably under the alias Sunchase. With the latter project, he was known in the drum and bass world as something of a child prodigy, but more recently Pavlenko started applying his artistry towards soundscapes that can be filed into the techno category. In the last four years he's been first and foremost involved with Rhythm Buro, a techno initiative, party series and label from Kiev, Ukraine, that has since become well-regarded among DJs and dancers internationally.
Slow motion / WaspsMatty GHeavy Traffic Recordings
Matty G makes a return to the 140 realm after a 6 year break since his last vinyl release. The legendary producer, remembered for his track "50,000 Watts" brings his return in elemental and trademark style. This one fits nicely in both the dubstep as well as trap collections!
TransmagneticValentino MoraSpazio Disponibile
Spazio Disponibile welcomes Valentino Mora for a new EP featuring four tracks of rhythmic exploration. Boss of the IDO label and known for his atmospheric deep techno sets, he brings a richly infused palette to his music. The four tracks on 'Transmagnetic' are steep in moody atmospheres, with exquisite sound design colouring in the grooves which range from dark and eerie to more subtly uplifting and enlightened. Icy synths, abstract motifs and a sense of paranoia and tension characterize each one, with barely-there drums all working to sink you into a trance.
Codex Cigas EPRico CasazzaFaster Than Music
Next entry on the Faster Than Music catalogue is from Mexico-based, Italian producer Rico Casazza. After a series of releases on labels such as Cultivated Electronics, Archipel, Beef, Varianceand plenty other quality labels, Rico has defined his style as an atmospheric, deep and focused sound. For his release on Faster Than Music , he adopts his signature sound and delivers a blend of Lo-Fi Breaks, spacey Electro and futuristic Downtempo grooves. On the remix side, it’s Lino that gets the treatment with Bass Agenda and E75’s Alavux who reworks it into a rave-friendly beast optimized for sweaty dancefloors. Penso Amor Digo Fúria goes for a Carioca Funk-influenced version of the track, giving it a tropical and warm vibe. Finally, FTM homeboy Kronom ups the tempo and takes it into a smooth half-step number, surrounded by popping and crackling percussions.
Deep DreamerYura AfricanSeta Label
Winter is coming and Seta goes deeper and darker. "Deep Dreamer" EP speaks for itself: an atmospheric, dubby deep-tech package with groovy basslines and intelligent delayed chords. The producer and composer of these three gems - Yura African - comes from Russia and his career has already begun back in 1996. Until now he managed to perform in many clubs in central Russia such as Fabrik, Apriori or Territory as well as at QueenDaysBirthday in Amsterdam. Enjoy this "cold" collection!
Dust Storm RemixesOliver WayEPM Music
The last set of remixes for Oliver Way's debut album are of 'Dust Storm' with new interpretations by Plaid, Si Begg, Plaster and Exzakt & BFX. EPM's co-founder and one half of the Detroit Grand Pubahs, Oliver Way delivered his debut solo album 'From the Shadows' in April and it's already been followed by a host of outstanding remixes from Robert Hood, Aphrohead (aka Felix da Housecat), Scan X, Ben Sims, Esteban Adame, DJ 3000, Ben Long and Barrow Boy. The original version of 'Dust Storm' follows the album's intro and features husband and wife team Jasmin and Liam Nolan on vox and sitar respectively. Taking our cue from its downtempo breaks stylings we look to some pioneering beat masters for their expertise. Plaid's version is a melodic ride with dubby overtones and their distinctive IDM qualities. Si Begg splices the beats and Jasmin Nolan's ethereal vocal to deliver a staccato reworking that pricks and stabs, delivering a futuristic breaks workout. Exzakt (Larry McCormick) and BFX (Brett Affects) have teamed up for a jagged and shadowy, Electro hued reimagining. While Plaster brings his characteristic blend of deep beats, sharp sounds and dark ambience to the proceedings.
Armada EP 3Various ArtistsT3K
You could nearly taste the tension in the room. Bone, also called The Babylonian, was eyeing the rest of the team as if he had never seen another person in his life. Maybe he had not. At least, he had not seen the light of civilization for quite some time. The jungle of this exile planet had made an all-out psycho out of the unspoken prince of Earth. He would make the biggest and promising ally in the whole operation and it was more than clear why he was on that ship. “Come on man, ruling Earth on your iron throne? If thats not a good deal, I don’t know what is!” Kilobite snaps at him. “I want my men for that job! I won’t work with you amateurs, no offense.” Bone replies. “That would be Victim, known as the Man On The Moon, Jon Deerhill and Crimson, the Heatmaker.” It was an inevitable choice and Kilobite knew it would cause an enormous amount of collateral damage. It seemed just like a blink ago when the blue planet was there floating in space peacefully. Now it is just a smoldering piece of rock. The strike of The Armada had more impact than expected. But what can you expect from a horde of cyber-enhanced agents with a army behind them? Right, just pure mayhem! The device which should make time travel possible was stolen by an apparently ruthless man, who went by the name Esym - nothing else was known about his identity. What did he want with the device, would he travel back in time to save the Earth? Fear was spreading across the universe, a furious race against a ticking clock had begun because every lord, duke or king on every planet who has sinned could be threatened by changes in the space-time continuum. Who would fall and who would rise from the ashes of Earth? Would he or her be a savior or a death sentence?
Trapped Spirit EPVisionobiDispatch LTD
Visionobi makes his solo release debut; the ‘Trapped Spirit EP’ on Dispatch LTD. Amidst a stacked touring schedule as one of the best loved MCs on the circuit, Visionobi takes centre stage, with four tracks making up his first full release. Delivering intricate wordplay in his own unique flow, Visionobi demonstrates his true versatility; expertly adapting, from the tribal, half time mystique of ‘Trapped Spirit’ with DBR UK, to Melinki’s malignant murmurs on ‘Searching For The Answer’. Expressing his craft with full focus, Visionobi elevates his status with a superb debut EP.
The next carefully assembled Delsin re-issue EP is four tracks of slick electro from VC-118A aka Samuel van Dijk, who also released on Delta Funktionen's Radio Matrix and the Clone affiliated Frustrated Funk label. This EP was originally released on AC Records in 2015, strictly limited and only sold by the label itself. All four cuts are electro of the highest order: opener 'Vaxna' is a mid tempo, atmospheric piece that places you in the middle of a desolate futuristic landscape, while 'Sepia' is a more rueful track that encourages your mind to wander amongst its thoughtful pads and sombre chords. It's timeless and tender machine music that’s followed up by 25h, which has an astral feel. Beautifully smeared pads and a nimble bassline cast you free deep in the cosmos. The EP closes in style with 'Versicolor', an emotive electro jam with clever arrangements and immerse sounds.
Glome Sound are proud to release the debut EP from KRSLD, "Tanker". This release has been in the works for nearly a year and we are excited to unleash it. With early support from the likes of Pinch and Dusk + Blackdown, you know this is already a great release. Check out this proper bass music release spanning from Deep Dubstep to Halftime Drum and Bass and back.
Gradients Vol. 2Various ArtistsAstrophonica
Drum & Bass, Heavy, Jungle, Vocal, Recommended, Ragga, Dubstep/Grime, Footwork, Downtempo, House, Glitch Hop, Glitchy, Trap, 2 Step, Organic, Liquid, Deep, Juke, Techno
The second in the Gradients compilation album series and curated again by London producer and label head Fracture, Vol.2 celebrates Fracture's forward-thinking ethos, the label's expansive stylistic roots and the sheer brilliance of catching a vibe. Vol.2 is another all-killer-no-filler experience this time featuring: Warp/Ninja/Rephlex/Mu releasing and electronic generation shaping Luke Vibert dropping acid at 165BPM, a dream come true reboot of Om Unit & Machinedrum's dope collaborative alias "Dream Continuum", DnB legend, (Full Cycle label head, Reprazent and Breakbeat Era member) DJ Die & Digital Soundboy Dismantle's double heavyweight "DieMantle" partnership, full-time LA Footworker and Teklife OG Taso, NYC Beatmaker & Ninja Tune & Planet Mu artist Falty DL. PLUS.... label mainstays and big time soundboys all; Parisienne dub wizard Moresounds, the Modern Junglist with the golden touch, Sully and a NXLVL-Powers-Combine-Triumvirate Sam Binga, Lewis James and Rider Shafique getting 'Everfresh'. Fracture himself contributes a longtime club weapon from him and long-time production partner Neptune and give us the first taste of his experimental 160 BPM Fast Techno aka Turbo Berghain (consider yourself on notice. You heard it here first!) Add in Hyperdub's freshest, Proc Fiskal, who continues his 'damn son' unique streak and Lit international "insta-sign" contributions from Canada's Groves, Spain's Iberian Juke label heads BSN Posse (Broken Lip & Stay Puft), LA's ONHELL and Portland's Sigrah and you might see what Charlie Fracture sees.. Vibes for miles. In our opinion this is some of the freshest most exciting music this year so hats off to all the vibe catchers and to Fracture for bottling some of their best.
Auburn EtchVarious ArtistsThe Rust Music
Heavy, Glitch Hop, Recommended, Drum & Bass, Halftime, Vocal, Glitchy, IDM, Funky, Deep, Dubstep/Grime
The Rust Music is honored to present our third compilation, Auburn Etch. Departing from the variable genres of our previous Oxidized compilations, this collection of music is a full service package of brolic and boisterous bass music. We’re tapping into the global reservoir of talent for this release, presenting producers from the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Poland, and Australia. Featuring high-octane rhythms, visceral sound design, brutish breakdowns, and break-neck musical phrasing, each track on this compilation represents a one-inch-punch of high fidelity audio production. Danny Grooves, Rumpistol, and Easyjack have lent their production wizardry and impeccable rhythm to the compilation, anchoring a release that showcases the unhindered skillsets of 5AM, Maxfield, Wessanders, and a host of other young-blooded producers with a tenable ferocity for meticulously processed synthesis.
Kite EPMazzeMagician On Duty
Poetic Press Release: Let your Dreams play outside If they run and go wild Do not call them in Like a misbehaved child Let them fly in the wind Though your wits are at end They’ll become something big With loving and tending But you can’t limit them They don’t follow rules If they cut They will mend Don’t worry so much It’s like riding a bull That won’t throw you off Dreamers can Dreamers will Dreamers do Dreamers bend Dreams blossom With fine care and watering
refused. celebrates its fourth anniversary with an expanded retrospective of amazing music from influential artists. refused.four showcases where the label came from and the trajectory in which it is heading. We hope you enjoy this quick look back as we look forward to another great year.
We're excited to announce Aufect's most recent signee, Calgary's Smol has his brand new EP "Microwaved Music"! Five cuts of precision futuristic bass music and featuring two Drum & Bass remix swaps with fellow Aufect alum, Leo Zen. Blurring the line between halftime and glitch hop, we've got some real banging tunes here!
SwimNeed For MirrorsCommercial Suicide
Joe Moses aka Need For Mirrors hardly needs introduction. As a veteran of the Drum & Bass world he has released far and wide across the entire spectrum of D&B imprints including: V Recordings, Symmetry, Samurai, Metalheadz, Shogun, Hospital, Playaz, Spearhead, Blu Mar Ten, Full Cycle, Prog:Ram, Zoltar and beyond… This is Joe’s debut long player and his second release on Klute's Commercial Suicide label. The Need For Mirrors sound has many different colours as he is no stranger to exploration and experimentation. Following lengthy discussions, some loose parameters were set and a vision came together for a journey through harmonic techno soul visiting the heartlands of Chicago, Detroit and Berlin in equal measures.