Belgian artist Bernard Zwijzen, aka Sonmi451, has for over a decade now been quietly making some of the most luscious ambient we’ve heard here at AI-HQ. We are delighted to announce him as part of the Astral family with this six-track EP - Nachtmuziek - sit back, tune in and drift away.
If The Cap Fits EPSam BingaCritical Music
Recommended, Drum & Bass, Halftime, Heavy, Hip Hop, Vocal, Trap, Ragga, Deep, Downtempo, Minimal, Ambient
The ever-exploratory Sam Binga drops big into 2019 with an EP reaching across the pond for some straight up US hip-hop with Paul Wall and back again to the UK for some giant collaborations with Halogenix, Om Unit and the lyrical luminaries Redders and Rider Shafique. Wicked release!
Beep BopBran RichardsAddictech Records
Bran Richards is a bit of an enigma. Initially entering the bass music sphere in 2009 with a EP release on Addictech Records, then in 2011 "Dead Beat Son" was his next move, an album that solidified his sound and place in Glitch Hop. His eventual path included releases on Colony, Adapted, Simplify, and others before he disappeared onto a dojo to advance through the ranks of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu achieving his brown belt. As a disciple of multiple Sensei's both based in audio as well as martial arts, Bran's continued dedication to his crafts shows what devotion and commitment can flourish into success. He's back at his home on Addictech Records starting with a three part trilogy. "Beep Bop" is straight back into his funky glitch hop roots with broadened palette of technique and tactics to rock the dancefloor. 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!
Nest Of The FalconDRRTYWULVZDRRTYWULVZ
DRRTYWULVZ has just delivered a treasure of an EP for an addic.tech exclusive! "Nest Of The Falcon" takes twisted dancefloor bass music, gives it an original tweak, and impresses in every detailed glitched nook and cranny. There is truly something authentically psychedelic about this release - tune in! We pay artists the absolute highest payout of sales in the entire industry for their exclusives. When you purchase from us, you know the artist is getting the best deal on planet earth.
EDITSELECT044VEdit SelectEdit Select
The latest release on Edit Select is 4 tracks of deep and hypnotic techno, each tune has its own minimal approach that is perfect for warming up or cooling down the dancefloor. Tony Scott has been producing electronic music since the early nineties under various pseudonyms, He established the Edit Select project, as well as its eponymous label, in 2007, focusing on atmospheric yet stripped-down, back-to-basics techno tracks for club use.
Further Than ItMad ZachMad Lab
Mad Zach is one of our current "always on rotation" artists. Whenever we hear that he has a new release, we'll stop what we are doing and tune in. We are honored to be in a position where we can help him reach fans directly with the release of his latest single "Further Than It" - This is Zach doing his downtempo just the way we like it, haunting and beautiful, glitchy yet still smooth.
Blah BlahAllan Pillairefused.
refused. is excited to welcome Australian producer Allan Pillai to the team with his dark, hypnotic stylings, sure to captivate any listener. This powerful three track EP possesses a diverse range of tracks. 'Dissonance' delivers a low-key and eerie flow, 'Hollow' brings deep and driving bass, and 'Blah Blah' hits hard with its percussion. This offering also showcases Alan’s ability to create unique and groovy tracks that will keep the dance floor locked into a dazed and ecstatic groove. This up and coming producer is an artist to watch!
Lab NotesOsmeticColony Productions
Mike Wallis has created his unique style for many years, and it shows. Half of Crunch with Dave Tipper, Co-founder of Colony Productions, and a member of K.L.O with Kursa and Lone Drum - if it's about heavy bass, detailed harmonics and trippy sonics, he's your man. With "Lab Notes" he delivers a new downtempo EP under his Osmetic moniker. Perfect for fans of psychedelic downtempo, check it out!
Blotter TraxBlotter TraxFrustrated Funk
Following the raw acid-techno energy of their first EP, Blotter Trax return to the present tense in 2018 with a 2.0 vision. Magda and T.B. Arthur invited Detroit based artist BMG (founder of Ectomorph and Inter-dimensional Transmissions) for the recording of this new EP, in fact called ‘2.0'. The results channel the best elements of electro into their analogue productions, setting the mood with cleverness and effective dancefloor grooves. The trio push far beyond the norm with an effortlessly psychedelic approach to the EP, delivering three tracks fully recorded in live takes at Arthur’s all analogue studio in Berlin.
GalliumswesdoThe Rust Music
Breaking sonic tropes and bending frequencies with a dynamic flexibility, swesdo continues to define his hi-fi palette with the release of “Gallium”. Based out of the Chicago suburbs, swesdo maintains a lush, vibrant blend of emotional motifs and attitudes throughout his released catalog, and the addition of “Gallium” adds yet another dimension to his discography: pure butter. Spreading from funk to chunk, this record is slam-packed with percussive grooves and bombastic textures, all wrapped up a zero-point precision mixdown. Directly appealing to fans of meticulous audio design and programming, there's no good excuse to miss out on the audio treasures permeating the innards of “Gallium”.
PulsesBartosz Kruczynski & Poly ChainInto The Light
For the second instance in their international parallel series, Into The Light Records treat us with seven lush, rich and warm recordings by currently Warsaw-based producers Sasha Zakrevska (Poly Chain) and Bartosz Kruczyński. Soon after releasing their debut albums - Baltic Beat’ and ‘Music For Candy Shops’ - and realizing similar interests and traits in their solo music, Zakrevska and Kruczyński sketched out a plan for an album and live performance. The record is to a large extent fashioned after the show, with most of the tracks performed live and edited down. ’Pulses’ is a result of hours spent in studio with a minimal set-up of Prophet ’08, Moog Sub 37 and Korg Minilogue; The work present their mutual attraction to minimal synth, repetitive arpeggios and drone music. A perfect blend of poly-rhythmic patterns, ambient textures and beat-less acid moments by one of the most fresh and unique collaborations!
Luminous EPThe OutsidersFRAKTAL Sound
Fraktal Sound presents its debut release in the form of the Luminous EP, featuring the sounds of The Outsiders across four tracks colored extensively by their deep tones & expansive atmospheric textures. Hailing from the Netherlands, The Outsiders have seen releases on labels such as Noisia's Invisible & Division imprints as well as Vandal Limited, and now bring their darkly innovative sound to mark the first release on the enigmatic Hungarian label Fraktal Sound. Dissolution's morphing bells glide softly over a gritty bassline that leaps between frequencies with premeditated unpredictability, whilst the flowing pads of Extraction reflect off of its poignant snares, their current supported by the undulations of a bassline which emits harmonic bubbles from its every movement. The mystical atmosphere of Luminous is quickly overtaken by a singularly powerful bass that parts its airy chant with concentrated sonic force, after which the sharp hi-hats of Mysticism provide a contrasting dominance before the track drops into a smooth rolling rhythm. Within the Luminous EP, Fraktal Sound makes its focus clear as it displays an array of deep & technical sonics infused with a mysterious brain-altering air. Resting deftly upon the balancing point of power & restraint, Fraktal Sound's tones will resonate with fans of each philosophy alike.
Too Many Circuits ft. Jayne GrayA Hundred DrumsStreet Ritual
This one is for the low-end lovers. In her latest release with Street Ritual, A Hundred Drums comes out swinging with a heater, an audio seduction, ready to provoke an overwhelming desire within you to move. Vocalist Jayne Gray provides the sultry anthem accompanying this track, resulting in a track designed to melt the dancefloor. A steady, growling, hypnotic low-end presence growls through the entire song while lyrical and beat repetition set the vibe just right. When Gray says “hit the floor,” you will.
Witchcraft EPDalek OneOverdue
Already having garnered support from the likes of Mixmag and other vital tastemakers around the globe, Overdue's continued onslaught is led on by none other than the highly talented, US-based artist Dalek One. Keeping the torch brightly lit, the eerie soundscapes and forward-minded arrangements, spellbound within the ‘Witchcraft EP’ serve as a perfect follow-up and yet another example of superb quality. Going straight for the flip-side, ‘Witchcraft’ lunges straight into a tribal encantation of overdriven tape - rhythms like water luring you towards mammoth bass surges - ecstatically driven forward by bold drums and unparalleled groove. Swaths of low frequencies hitting your every fibre alongside enthralling percussive movements - danger of high impact on sound systems guaranteed. Lowering the needle on the other side, ‘Breakthrough’ does literally that. As it sets off with a rainy storm - industrious drone and thunder - metallic clangs propelling us onward into what turns out to be an absolute destroyer, full-on armageddon kind of banger. Heavily overdriven bass surges kick some sense into you as the off-kilter drums and experimental switch-ups keep you yearning for more. Minimal sound system music executed at it’s finest. Finishing off this highly combustible collection of music, ‘Terror Strike’ leaves no prisoners as its tribal atmosphere baits unsuspecting listeners into a low frequency rapture, showcasing Dalek One’s intricate sound design once again.
Beside Himself591.MOR Records
MOR Records releases an 11-track LP called 'Beside Himself' produced by 591.. A deep album full of emotions, subtle sounds and tranquil vibes, out of this world atmosphere like an out of body experience. Melancholic as life itself, ambient, rhythms of future garage and melodic percussion of chillout will help you to briefly be out of yourself and get in touch with the music, being aware that there is nothing external. Breathe and enjoy the flow of life here and now.
Sleep DeprivationMindexNight Owl Collective
"Many of my best works have come in the hazy twilight zone of being half asleep and half awake, staying up all night chasing my inspiration from the darkness into daybreak. I don’t know what it is about the night-time that offers such inspiration - maybe it’s something about the quiet isolation of being awake when others aren’t, or the symbol of still darkness hanging outside my window. Whatever it is, the night-time provides the necessary nutrients for my musical ideas to become stories and songs. When I pull these all nighter sessions, which I do quite often, I feel like some other side of me opens up. I want to dedicate this EP to that tender, vulnerable state of mind that comes about when the brain is deprived of sleep and is left to actualize its deepest dreams and imaginings in waking life." - Mindex
Society of NumbersSociety of NumbersDivision Recordings
Every day, we’re seeing the worlds of electronic music and hip-hop come together. This society is made up of Armanni Reign and The Upbeats, who’ve made noise for over a decade in the drum & bass realm, but have also dipped and dabbled in a number of different sounds. Society of Numbers channels all of the sonic wonderment they picked up outside of hip-hop applied in a hip-hop mind state. Great release on Division Recordings!
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.