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.
Wild Cards 02Carlo RuetzPursuit
Delivering once more a concoction of only the best and brightest talent joining Pursuit’s roster for another edition of Wild Cards. Opening things up with a stellar debut on Pursuit is Italian producer Black Odyssey with Antares. A melodic corcorker that did wonders in Rob Hes’ liveset on Tomorrowland. Speaking of Rob, the label’s head honcho has been digging deep into his studio and bringing us Winter. An out of the box groover combined with a filthy lead bringing it all together. Mega-talents Loco & Jam are back on Pursuit after a killer remix, this time with an original called Departure. A melodic piano concours which eventually erupts in only peak time galore that Loco & Jam can deliver. Dennis Apec is new to the family, this talent that Rob was able to spot very early on in his career, is bringing the goods for Pursuit like no other. Bring Me Home is again a bigroom pounder combining crazy synths and a thunderous beats destroying every sound system. We don’t know what Carlo Ruetz was drinking when he made Lexicon Rave, but we want in on it! A crazy combination of freaky synths that haunt you everywhere, combined with a hypnotising break eventually erupting in spiralling out of control destruction. Bageera is on closing duties and bringing really raw talent to the table. Man’s Problem is a hands-in-the-air endeavour building slowly the tension while eventually ensuing in absolute mayhem. This is Wild Cards.
After a long 2+ years, Saeiound is back with the second part of the ongoing Coordinates VA EP series. The time between releases has been spent refining the selection of artists and tracks, patiently upholding the notion of a catalog of music one could very well associate as part of their personal soundtrack. With the philosophy of supporting the selected musicians and working with their timelines, the EP holds its own as a unique collection of songs representative of this time we live in. Coordinates.02 picks back up at 006 with a lullaby accompanied by waves of rolling bass and creaking percussive elements from Hungarian producer Planet4. Following is a self proclaimed musical hobbyist who reached out to us by the name of Insta Coffee Beats. His track 007 incorporates many key elements present in modern melodic bass music, with heavy emphasis on soothing melodies, climaxing with a quaint and potent synth line that will echo well beyond the end of the song. Veteran EVAC presents his classic 'What Once Was West' for 008, which began with recording Rena Jones casually fiddling on a rustic, almost hopeless cello, and turned into a masterfully produced piece of suspense that pulls on the heart strings from start to finish. 009 is from another relatively fresh name, Italian producer Maurizio Chiaro. With his signature style of razor sharp percussion and intriguing basslines, he specifically crafted NKD for CO02. His track is a sonic adventure that visits both wide open spaces and tense, dense crevices, crescendoing into a funky smooth ride off into the distance. Finally, 010 is presented by Traim (one half of the esteemed Australian psychedelic bass duo, Circuit Bent). Incorporating his vast musical and production knowledge, his solo project conjoins Jazz, IDM, and Bass in a truly unique fashion. Beginning with the presence of a futuristic jazz band and ending with a sculpted first-person auditory perspective of walking out of the venue into a rainy night, his piece perfectly brings this chapter to a punctual close.
Street Ritual Ten Year CompilationVarious ArtistsStreet Ritual
Composed of tracks hand-picked by spacegeishA, this compilation features some of the brightest stars of the experimental bass music communities. The range on this assortment of tracks is profound, spanning various definitions of uptempo dancefloor destroyers, downtempo headphone experiences, and everything that falls in between. Showcasing a mix of seasoned veterans to up-and-comers, the songs presented in this release embody exactly what we need from the music industry—innovative beats made from enthusiastic artists who represent the vanguard within the conscious bass music movement. These producers are pioneering a radical shift in electronic music highlighted by multi-genre contemporary masterpieces.
Peace Of MindRadicallWarm Ears Music
Continuously one step ahead of the pack, Radicall strikes back on Warm Ears Music with his signature style in what is the third installment with the label. Warm Ears Music is an independent Drum & Bass record label, born from a desire to bring music and people together. They are dedicated to supporting and promoting the next generation of underground music, and "Peace Of Mind" solidifies their position in Drum and Bass labels to collect and follow!
MetamoraVarious ArtistsFloat Records
Crazy right? Mike Parker on Float Records. With two originals he steals the show. Known for his iconic sound which is much imitated, never bettered. Just listen and enjoy both pieces of craftsmanship. Included in the release we have our well known Cirkle. With two successful releases on Float so far he now gets the chance to present himself on the "Metamora" release next to his personal hero Mike Parker.
For a description on this release, we will leave it with Signal's direct comments - “With ‘Solitude’ I tried to approach drum and bass from a different perspective, drawing inspiration from all kinds of music and my life over the past two years, in which I wrote the EP. I think this is a step up from all of my previous work and hope you’ll enjoy it.” If you are looking for a package of Halftime and Drum and Bass, pick this latest Invisible release!
Temple of NoizeFabio MartinelliTemporize Records
"Temple of Noize" the soundscape, formed over 11 tracks features harsh electronic noise coupled with lush granular synthesis and classical compositional techniques. Fabio Martinelli, hailing from Ferarra in Italy's Emilia-Romagna region has created a collection of tracks that flow seamlessly in and out of sleepy melodies and broken drones.
OMEGASISTER MARYAufect Platinum
With the looming darkness of winter beginning to set in North America, we embrace the ominous vibes and choose to see the chilling beauty of the lightless season. Celebrate the dark with Sister Mary's followup EP "Omega". Touching on the experimental side of bass music, this one sticks fit perfectly into the collection of people who aren't afraid of the dark.
Entropy DenialMike E RiverKhao Records
Hidden in a shipping container out in the country, Mike E River found a small collection of vintage Synths, covered in dust, grime and various animal excretions. He repaired and cleaned each machine, and played them. Connected them together in a chain, so their circuits could interact. One sends a pulse to the other, which sends that pulse on to the next machine. The recordings here are compiled from a series of live recordings. The publishing this material is to say thank you to the owner for lending the synths, and to let their beautiful voices that lay silent for so long be heard.
FormedZonraThe Rust Music
Recommended, Glitch Hop, Glitchy, Heavy, Psychedelic, Organic, Downtempo, Drum & Bass, Halftime, IDM
Take a pure and undiluted dive into sonic psychedelia with "Formed", a five-track EP from Zonra, a veteran of experimental bass music. Although abstract electronica has always been a calling card for Jackson Hale (Zonra), he continues to test the limits of his creative faculties, and Formed is the splendid result. Formed is detail-oriented electronic music. Crisp programmed percussion pairs well with resonant hand drum samples. Provocative sound design is arranged into complex structures resembling a four-dimensional jigsaw puzzle. The producer, who hails from Albuquerque, New Mexico, is recognized for his stylistic flexibility. Although "Formed" leverages psydub motifs, the release cannot easily be pegged with a traditional classification. Rather, it’s an exercise in experimentation. Formed ultimately represents an unfolding, a manifestation on the physical plane of imagery conceived on the spiritual. The complexity of the imagery means that successive listens may yield new results. Spend time with Formed and one will realize that things may not be in the end as they seem at first. - Mark McNulty, Editor at The Rust Music
Intentionality EPAisleEdit Select
Aisle has prepared four atmospheric yet hypnotic and straight forward driving tracks on the "Intentionality EP". Drown away in to the voidness. A perfect addition to the deep techno lovers with a great ambient ending, brought to us by Edit Select.
ECZO EPMaelstromCultivated Electronics
Veteran French producer Maelstrom joins the CE crew with the "ECZO EP"! 3 tracks of high quality dance floor electro including a remix from CE head Sync 24. This is pure electro straight from one of the most reliable sources - Cultivated Electronics!
Get LostLost OnesMuti Music
Lost Ones are an electronic music group from California consisting of bass music producer Mimosa and world renowned DJ, Bogl. Their highly anticipated EP “Get Lost” is a bass heavy, minimal, yet lush project that is vibe centric and true to the underground sounds of west coast. Get Lost is a trip into deep 808s and sub frequencies utilizing influences from Trap, Dubstep and Halftime Drum and Bass. Get Lost echoes the sound of streets with a slightly haunting melody that keeps your attention tight gripped, Pura Vida also rides that deep bass, but also adds a friendly almost tribal energy with wind instruments and what could also be thought of as mechanical birds chirping throughout. This debut release is a promising sign of what we hope are many more tunes from Lost Ones.
The Waiting RoomAlejoAlejo Music
We're always on the hunt for the latest underground artists and labels to help spread the word of their music, and we are honored to work directly with one of our latest favorite artists, Alejo! "The Waiting Room" is his latest self release and it delivers to fans of slow bass music in a way that no other artist can. In a sea of imitation and copy and paste bass, he's got his own vibration and it's only getting stronger! We honestly believe he is one of the best low frequency manipulators moving up the ranks, and are excited about what the future holds for him. There are some wicked tunes in this EP, grab it now and watch the rise of Alejo as he expands his discography with an fresh and evolved collection of new tunes. This is a direct artist release coming from his studio and transmitted through addic.tech - support!
Woodland WompKalya ScintillaMerkaba Music
Recommended, Heavy, Glitch Hop, Organic, Psychedelic, Tribal, Glitchy, Downtempo, Drum & Bass, Halftime, Progressive, Vocal
Kalya Scintilla is Yaegon Lamagier, a benevolent being incarnate from the star system whomp. Yaegon draws inspiration from Nature, Love, tribal energy, healing, sacred geometry, and many other of life's wonders. His music is quite unique in style and is an wonderful cross over between Dubstep and Glitch Hop, the seductive sound of the Middle East and traditional Gypsy, and the amalgamation of futuristic production with the sounds of the ancients. With his latest release "Woodland Womp" Yaegon has transported us all to the middle of the dancefloor - channeling a heavy and intoxicating groove throughout the release, from downtempo to drumstep he's got us entranced with the rhythm and bass!