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ENA ‘Whereabouts Purported’ 7even Recordings [7EVEN25](Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2012 by dk

Bass Music producer from Tokyo, ENA is a major player of the Japanese underground Dubstep and Drum & Bass scenes for more than a decade. Taking influences from early Drum & Bass productions, Rave sound and Abstract Hip Hop, quoting names such as Photek, Krush, Source Direct and Renegade Hardware, ENA is recognized for his tight production technique and massive audio dynamics, as well as for his Djing selection and technical quality. Uncompromising, forward-thinking and unique, his releases on 7even Recordings, CX:Digital, HE:Digital, Hymen, Horizons Music, supported by Loxy, Rockwell ,Sabre, Consequence, Distal and Peverelist to name but a few, have pushed his profile on the international scene, notably being asked in June 2012 by Resident Advisor to provide the episode n°313 of their acclaimed RA pod cast series.

ENA’s new 12” on 7even Recordings is the third of the Tokyo’s producer for the label in two years. Rare, ENA’s productions always impress by their uniqueness and high level of studio technique. “Purported” and “Whereabouts” are two dark pieces of electronic music, and have now become classic tracks on the Japanese underground scene. This vinyl production will be limited to 300 copies. ENA’s first album for 7even Recordings is due to be out early 2013.


Little Jinder – Keep on Dreaming(Stream incl.Deadboy , Distal, Starkey remixes)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2012 by dk

Scandinavia’s favourite vampire, Little Jinder aka Josefine Jinder is no stranger to electronic music, at age 16 she was more inclined to be found in a studio listening to Joy Division and Art of Noise than out partying. Her first live performance was on a Swedish talk show in 2008, and things have sky rocketed since then. Little Jinder signed to New York’s bass label Trouble & Bass and hasn’t looked back. Her debut EP “Polyhedron” was released in 2008; followed by the sultry “Youth Blood”, which gained critical acclaim and was licensed to Ministry of Sound

Little Jinder effortlessly merges haunting, mystical pop songs with disco beats, soaring synths and dubstep tempos, she can easily be considered one of the most exciting artists to come out of Sweden in recent years.

“Youth Blood” was released via T&B in 2009, and due to the success of the record across the sea, was picked up by Ministry of Sound in 2010. In addition to the critically acclaimed Original Mix, were remixes from the likes of Bok Bok, Renaissance Man, 12th Planet & Flinch, Subeena, Tony Senghore & Kavsrave that ensured the “Youth Blood” continued to pulsate through your speakers in 2011.

Jinder is now working on her debut album, and bringing her irresistible stage show to locations worldwide.

Visit Little Jinder’s official Facebook page and click ‘LIKE’ to download the free acoustic version of her brand new single ‘Keep on Dreaming’ and receive regular updates on her new music, what she’s up to and where she’s playing next

RIS009: With NEW Greg Wilson edit – Subvader “Each Time We Touch” &Video+Free Downloads

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2011 by dk

Subvader aka Peter Wiley is a 20 yr-old bass producer/DJ lightwarped in from the distant galaxies of Michigan, USA. Always enflamed with passion, his sci-fi-sex vibes draw heavily from the UK funky movement, crunk and Chicago house as well as from the refined side of dubstep and garage. His recent work is receiving support from the likes of Melé, Distal, Dillon Francis, Kastle, Reid Speed, LOL Boys and Monki of Rinse FM. After an inclusion on our Think Tank Volume One release and a stellar remix of Eddie Hoey’s debut tune “Tonight,” we proudly present Subvader’s first full fledged offering on our label!


Surefire Sound 003 – Distal / HxdB / Mayhem (preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 27, 2010 by dk

Surefire Sound’s third release features three up-and-coming producers from two points on the map: Distal and Mayhem hailing from Atlanta, Georgia and HxdB from Vancouver, Canada. Collaborating together, this trio brings together a pair of innovative tracks that exemplify the exciting future of dubstep and bass music in 2011.

Leading off the release is Michael Rathbun a.k.a. Distal, a rising star in the next wave of bass music producers and founding member of Atlanta Dubstep, a collective that has been introducing dubstep’s top artists to the southeast United States since 2007. Through their events and newly founded label Embassy Recordings, Distal has established his own dynamic that integrates dubstep with Chicago’s juke sounds, and has started to make quite an impression on the global scene with a release on Soul Jazz’s Future Bass compilation, as well as Amsterdam’s Tube 10 Recordings, among others.

Collaborating on the A side is Severine Erickson, a.k.a. HxdB (short for Hexadecibel). Channeling his creative energies from his own pocket of North America, HxdB has been a hardworking DJ, producer, and promoter of the more sophisticated angles of bass music. With several 12” releases to his name on labels such as Mindset and Echodub, and plenty more coming in the new year, he is ready to make his mark on this release alongside Distal with “Typewriter Tune”. Its’ potent assault of shuffling beats and funk-infused pitch-warped synths was so well-received by their DJ mates that they amped up the energy into a VIP version with support from the likes of Bok Bok (Night Slugs, London), Ben UFO (Hessle Audio), Appleblim (Skull Disco), Dave Q (Dub War, NYC), XI (Orca), Sepalcure (Hotflush), and many more.

Working with Distal on the flipside is Anthony Rotella a.k.a. Mayhem, a long-time stalwart of the Atlanta scene coming from notable acclaim in the drum & bass arena. With recent dubstep releases on San Francisco’s Argon Records and Amsterdam’s Subway Recordings, Mayhem is clearly a producer with multiple talents. On “Frozen Barnacles”, they deliver a high-energy, yet heady half-stepper with warm filtered synths and dub-wise horns.

CAT #: SFS 003
Release date: January 24 2011
Format: 12” Vinyl, Digital

1. Distal & HxdB – Typewriter Tune VIP
2. Mayhem & Distal – Frozen Barnacles
3. Distal & HxdB – Typewriter Tune [digital only]

Surefire Sound 003 – Distal / HxdB / Mayhem by Surefire PR