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Psymbionic – PostWaveFutureCore Remixed

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2013 by E.N.

Psymbionic - PostWaveFutureCore RemixedLove & Light set a futuristic soundscape with an understated psi-fi excursion into Dubstep realms, the mood picks up quickly after that with Samples crunching bits with a glitchy banger take on the tune ‘Inertia’. On the deeper side Aligning Minds provides lushed out landscapes of dubby atmosphere set to rhythmic urban beats. Knight Riderz then pound out a Trap slammer that has already proven to get dancefloors bouncing. Dov then comes in with a Drum & Bass version of ‘Apex’ with reworked horns utilizing dancehall influences and then dropping into an epic wobbly bassline drop. Hypha rounds things off with a gorgeous tune that goes even further ‘out there’ with a tune or what could also fall into ‘Future-Bass’ , ‘Slowfast’ or ‘Juke’ genre descriptions. All in all a thorough journey through some of Bass Musics sub-genres.

Download:ENA – Mule Mouth (Extended Version) 7even Recordings

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2013 by E.N.

ENA - Mule MouthFREE DOWNLOAD: For standard 320mp3 download via the player // For the WAV version head here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/f5nvew
ENA – Bilateral LP is released on @7evenrecordings on Ltd Digipack CD on 17th April 2013.
Tokyo, Japan: 2013. In a city where time and space can easily become uncontrollable factors, the underground electronic music scene has built its own culture and society for more than 30 years. Taking and incorporating influences from all over the world, the creations born from Japan’s underground continue to stay highly unique and maintain a clear sense of being deeply Japanese. ENA has been a multi-instrumentalist artist, studio engineer, DJ and producer for more than a decade now. The author of three acclaimed 12” releases over the past three years on the 7even Recordings imprint, his rare output has always impressed by the uniqueness of his sound and the high level of studio technique in his production. ENA has been tying the old to the new by blending diverse influences such as Dub music, early Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Techno and Abstract Hip Hop. He’s gained support from major players such as Surgeon, Laurent Garnier, A Made Up Sound, Pangaea, Goth-Trad and Peverelist to name but a few.

This first full-length album, “Bilateral”, is a visionary piece of music emerging from the studio of a very unique creator. Uncompromising, the 12 original tracks which compose “Bilateral” are the soundtrack of today’s Tokyo underground, the sound of a city of light and obscurity, stability and disequilibrium, stagnancy and full speed, the past, the present and the future. Press play and enter the world of one of the most creative composers of this generation.

Download:ENA – Mule Mouth (Extended Version) 

Moments of Darkness-Slow Burn (Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on March 4, 2013 by E.N.

Moments of Darkness - Slow BurnRolling basslines and sweeping synth textures go head to head in the latest Drum & Bass offering from Moments of Darkness. With a dynamic blend of melodies and upfront sounds, Slow Burn takes you on a sonic joyride of epic proportions.

MOD turn up the heat for the Dubstep mix, dropping frenetic bass stabs, ear piercing synth leads and dirty bass growls into the mix, alongside uplifting strings and soulful piano keys.

Urban Sickness Audio: USA1301
Release Date: 1st April 2013
Artist: Moments of Darkness
Title: Slow Burn

Moments of Darkness – Slow Burn

Moments of Darkness – Slow Burn (MOD’s Dubstep Mix)

Check Moments of Darkness On Promo Chart-March 2013

AFRICA – The Remixes EP

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2013 by E.N.

AFRICA - The Remixes EP“Africa is in my heart!”
The mighty Trojan Sound System need no introduction. Spearheaded from Trojan Records, an explosive influential musical force, legendary label and household name across the UK and worldwide for over forty years, the duo are infamous pioneers, rocking dub, reggae and bass riddims on dance floors across the world, their roll call reads like a who’s who hall of fame of quality original Reggae and Bass Culture, they are the originators. the instigators and mayhem makers of what we have now come to know as ‘UK Bass Culture’. Their star shines brightly.
Now with an all-new live production set up alongside an audiophile approach to vinyl playback duo Earl Gateshead and Daddy Ad produced an electrifying body of brand new material in the shape of their freshly released EP – ‘Africa’ .
 With all five limited edition 12” tracks from the EP selling out in a matter of days and anthemic lead single “Africa” entering straight into the Juno Reggae Charts at No.1 last year, Trojan Sound System now prepare to digitally release a full remix and riddims EP featuring rub downs from the likes of Toddla T, JFB and Darkstarr Diskotek which brings together all vinyl releases to date and more available digitally for the first time on the 24thFebruary, alongside a plethora of full live and Dex N FX shows across Europe.
 
“Africa” is written and produced by the pair with Superfour and is a track not shy of ripping the roof off the most dance worthy festival tents and club nights, commanding public demand with all stock of the limited edition Africa 12″s disappearing in no time to become highly rare and valuable collectors items.
The song reflects the deep felt need which all people of African descent, now living all over the world feel for their original homeland. This desire was first expressed by Marcus Garvey, while he was living in the USA where he proposed the building of a string of ‘Black Star Liner’ ships, to take the people back to their motherland. Although the song concerns the wishes and hopes of Africans, anyone who feels alienated or dispossessed, can empathise with the yearning to be somewhere else, either on this planet, or beyond it, which underpins the track lyrically and musically.
 
Aside from the original vocal track and instrumental on the outer cuts, the track also has two killer remixes from legendary dance music producers, Darkstarr Diskotek (aka Ashley Beedle and Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy), using their vast experience and talent as some of the world’s most qualified DJs to stretch the original in to an extended dance floor arrangement and work out. The second mix comes from DMC champ and Drum and Bass and Dubstep producer extraordinaire, JFB, taking the musical vibe of “Africa” into strictly bad bwoy Junglist territory.

TROJAN SOUND SYSTEM
REMIXES: AFRICA EP
RELEASE DATE: 24th FEBRUARY

AFRICA EP REMIXES TRACK LISTING:

1 – Africa (Darkstarr Diskotek Dubplate Extension)
2 – Africa (JFB’s Junglist Remix)
3 – Africa (Original Riddim)
4 – My God (Toddla T vs. TSS Vocal)
5 – My God (Toddla T vs TSS Dub Version)
6 – My God (Toddla T vs. TSS Riddim)
7 – Turn to the East (Original Riddim)
8 – Turn to the East (JFB’s Dubstep Remix)

Turn to the East” was written by Superfour, TSS’s energetic and blind vocalist with conscious lyrics and a passionate delivery. The heartfelt chorus is sung by Chucky Banton. The title is inspired by the biblical reference “Look to the east for the coming of a black king” and celebrates numerous black aspirations. Musically, it uses contemporary forms to produce the feel of an ‘80s roots 12” with overpowering bass driving it throughout. Two times DMC champ and Beardyman collaborator, JFB, unleashes a relentless dubstep remix of the track.
“My God” was written by Jah Buck, who takes the lead vocal. He expresses his and the sound system’s roots and reality view on the world we live in and their belief in a higher guidance and heartical approach to the challenges we all face on a daily basis. Toddla T has taken this straight to the dance floor and beyond with a truly unique and explosive treatment that brings authentic reggae and contemporary dance floors together. Trojan Sound System premiered their Dancehall version of “My God” at a sell out show at Scala last year and turned a jumping 600 strong reggae crowd into a mosh pit.
The new TSS material has been smashing up dance floors left, right and left of center. With real instruments, real musicians and quality production, the result cuts through the Dance music and Reggae clutter to deliver anauthentic and futuristic Reggae and Bass Culture vibe that gets every floor moving and jumping.
To celebrate the launch of the Africa Remixes EP legendary street artist Mau Mau has produced brand new Trojan Sound System logos and t-shirts, which are available now through THTC http://www.thtc.co.uk

Fearful – Santura / Gorilla

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2012 by E.N.

Fearful - Santura  GorillaFearful are a duo from Brighton rapidly emerging onto the bass music circuit. Their style is an eclectic fusion of sleek, subterranean basslines and hard-hitting beats.

2012 has seen them gain the support of an impressive list of DJs and, with a number of respected labels now sitting up and taking notice, the boys seem to be manoeuvring into position to take the scene by storm

Santura is the sound of Fearful getting out of the wrong side of bed, grumpy and brooding. A bear with a sore head plods determinedly through a forest of chunky drum breaks, wrapped in a duvet of stomach-churning sub-bass before waking up during the breakdown to deliver a tantalisingly glitchy finish. This track has already caught the ear of Amoss and Renegade Hardware’s DJ Nyx

Gorilla shows a different side to Fearful, in the form of an outrageously gritty, groovy stepper which has picked up DJ support from the likes of Amoss, Phil Hustle, Cursa and Philth.

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Drone – Membrane EP

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on November 27, 2012 by E.N.

Bass Command
Drone
Membrane EP
Release Date – 13/12/2012

For Bass Commands first release they turn to exclusive artist Drone.
Hailing from Melbourne Australia it’s a big surprise to hear this is Drone’s debut release. He is sure to be a hit and tipped as a future star by many on the DnB scene. All we can say so far is this is going to be the first of many releases from this producer.
Already with radio airplay across various worldwide stations and growing hype with the online community the title track Membrane has already received great reactions from the likes of Hype, Krust and EBK.
Membrane is a smooth deep thinking tune with subtle synth stabs and a beautifully crafted rumbling bass, with progression that has been described as nothing short of quality. One for the Liquid and Intelligent scenes for sure.
Drone follows the title track with Answered Prayers another intelligent piece that that flows big time with a relentless bass that keeps giving and giving. This tune certainly sucks you in and spits you out the other side.
In addition to the original of Membrane comes the X-ecute remix. Set to counter the relaxed chilled vibes of the original X-ecute brings his unique style of tuff as fuck beats in a not quite Crossbreed not quite Breakcore but definitely hardcore sounding stomping remix. One for the raves for certain. X-ecute has been smashing the airwaves with his resident show on Dutch radio Gabber Fm and this remix fits the hard edge sound perfectly.

https://twitter.com/BassCommand

Loadstar – Black & White ft Benny Banks (Hamilton Remix)

Posted in News with tags , , on November 15, 2012 by E.N.


Loadstar – ‘Black & White’ ft. Benny Banks (Hamilton Remix) is taken from their new single released on RAM Records 10th December.

Digital Bundle:
1. Black & White ft. Benny Banks
2. Black & White (Breakage Remix)
3. Black & White (Rack n Ruin Remix)
4. Black & White (Hamilton Remix)
5. Black & White (Tinker Hatfield Remix)
6. Black & White (Instrumental)
7. Vatican Roulette

Vinyl:
A: Vatican Roulette
AA: Black & White (Hamilton Remix)

Available to pre-order now: http://bit.ly/BandWHITE

Rude Audio-Dirty Remixes

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on November 1, 2012 by E.N.

Rude Audio
Dirty Remixes
Release (digital):2012-11-12
Genre: Electronica/Dance
Label: Zirkus
Format(s):DIGI
Cat #: Z011

Rude Audio are a south London-based collective of vocalists, musicians, producers and engineers. This remix EP runs the gamut from drum & bass, via dubbed out house to neo-classical filtered through an art-pop prism.

The EP takes Rude Audio’s album, That Dirty Echo, as its starting point. The LP emerged last November and saw the group exploring new sounds that transcended electronic and dance genres. Speaking about the album, Juliet Robertson of ComfortComes insisted, This album is a sheer delight to listen to…; original and refined…; funky and chunky…; crystalline and classy…; a brilliant first album“. Andy from Mojopheniacommented, “Wonderful angelic vocals are interspersed in a fabulous world of the sublime. Rude Audio can join the elite – The Orb, Underworld…;” and Kick Out The Jam reckoned, That Dirty Echo’ is sounding like Massive Attack had they grown up in Kingston, Jamaica instead of Bristol…; beautifully serene…; weirdly danceable…; haunting”. One of the great house music DJs of our time, Graeme Park, asserted ‘That Dirty Echo’ is an absolutely delicious selection of funked up, laid back grooves. An absolute delight!“.

Prior to Rude Audio, members released music under the monikerUnusual & Electric, garnering attention and praise from prominent DJs in British music and overseas. Championed by the likes of BBC radio DJs NemoneRob Da Bank and Gideon Coe, Rude Audio have seen their past musical endeavours played nationwide on stations such as Radio 1 and supported by DJs such as Laurent Garnier. They’ve also received praise from the likes of DJDrowned in Sound and Clash who went on to emphasise that one of their songs foams over with more ideas than most albums.

Rude Audio describe themselves as being rooted in the backstreets of London which is apparent in their unique fusion and approach to music. The album and EP show a love of all things Balearic while being anchored by the clean, bass-heavy elements of dubstep, drum & bass and techno. The group’s mantra of ‘rude’ music is apparent in their unorthodox musical transitions and live instrumentation, yet the remix EP remains loyal to its cause through hazy melodies and trippy adlibs.

Rude Audio’s broad musical inspiration for this remix EP stems from its members’ presence within the underground scene. Through regular work as engineers for other electronic acts and organising parties and raves, Rude Audio have materialised over the years to become an elusive presence within Electronic music. Progressing from such experiences, the collective have been re-introducing themselves, enlisting a collection of new and “old school” digital and analogue electronic equipment for a more sophisticated take on their unique sound.

PHOTEK drops new album KU:PALM on Oct 23+Free Download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2012 by E.N.

PHOTEK RELEASES BRAND NEW ALBUM ‘KU:PALM’ ON OCTOBER 23, 2012

- Photek’s first artist album in over a decade

- Album Tour to commence January 2013

- GRAMMY nominated in 2012 for his TRON soundtrack remix of Daft Punk

Hot off his Grammy nomination for the Daft Punk remix on the Tron soundtrack, legendary drum and bass pioneer, PHOTEK, drops his new album KU:PALM on October 23, 2012, his first album in over a decade. After a brief time out, PHOTEK signaled he was back in the studio at the start of 2011 with the Avalanche EP –  his first dancefloor-focused release for a number of years. PHOTEK has since gone on to deliver the Aviator EP, a much-hyped DJ-Kicks release for !K7 and now… Now is the time for the artist’s full album. Now is the time for KU:PALM.

“As the album started to take shape it felt like it was sitting halfway between Modus Operandi and Solaris – which I felt was a good place to be. Now it’s finished, it might well be my favourite album to date.”With ‘Modus Operandi’ and ‘Solaris’ both regarded as seminal releases of their time – the word ‘classic’ is  is no  over-statement – this is the message from a producer who has been there and done it all, and is feeling more inspired than ever.

Over the past 20-years Photek, has been on a sonic-journey that has seen him explore all corners of electronic music. Often surprising, always original, it was in 1995 that he released his first Photek release – the still-amazing ‘Natural Born Killa’ EP for Goldie’s Metalheadz. It was a release that transcended the sound of drum’n’bass at the time and his deeper, more intricate take on D’n’B/Jungle went on to form a whole new sub-genre for the scene. Fast-forward to 2012 and he’s just as well-known for his ambient works, cinematic scores from Pirates of the Caribean and The Italian Job, and love of house music. It’s this open-minded approach to sound that has revived so much of his passion for the dancefloor.

Photek  has  drawn  inspiration  from  both  the  old  and  new  on  KU:PALM,  delivering  an  album  that  is  defined  by  new ideas and superior sonics – not genre classification. He explains, “This album had to be the right listening experience for the headphone listeners as much as on a club soundsystem.”

Varying in tempos and ranging in influence, recent tracks such as ‘Aviator’, ‘Sleepwalking’ and ‘This Love’ (with vocals by Ray La Montagne) all feature, sitting alongside a variety of brand new material.

PHOTEK – KU:PALM LP

 TRACKLISTING

1.     Signals

2.     Quadrant

3.     Aviator

4.     Pyramid

5.     Shape Charge

6.     Munich

7.     Quevedo

8.     Mistral

9.     Oshun

10. Sleepwalking feat. Linche

11. One Of A Kind (feat. Veronika Coassolo)

12. This Love (feat. Ray La Montagne)

Download  PYRAMID

http://photek.fm/

Hostage and Wilkinson remix Calyx & TeeBee ‘Pure Gold’ ft. Kemo (Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 3, 2012 by E.N.

Calyx & TeeBee – Pure Gold ft. Kemo
(Ram Records – RAMM124)
Release Date: 29th October 2012
 
The first two singles taken from Calyx & TeeBee’s forthcoming album ‘All Or Nothing’ have been heavily supported by tastemakers across the board. Lining up to drop them are Radio 1 DJs Zane Lowe and Annie Mac,  UK #1 artists DJ Fresh and Rudimental, Example’s touring partner DJ Wire and scene stalwarts TC and Matrix & Futurebound, to name but a few. And now the duo is ready to unleash the third single from ‘All Or Nothing’, an incredible slice of D&B funk featuring the vocal talents of Kemo.
Marrying influences from hip hop, funk and mid-‘90s drum & bass, Calyx & TeeBee offer up a distinctly different track that tugs on feelings of nostalgia while pushing the envelope forward. ‘Pure Gold’ is effortlessly fresh, oozing with bouncing hip hop, double bass funk and D&B energy this track will undoubtedly sound great from the car to the club, across radio waves and dance floors alike.
Wilkinson steps up for the first remix of the package, keeping the orchestral provenance suggested by the intro of the original and rolling it out into a booming, winding bass monster. This is drumstep at its finest, resisting the urge to throw in a million random bleeps, Wilkinson instead infuses ‘Pure Gold’ with his own unique style and creates an absolute killer of a remix in the process.
Next up Hostage takes ‘Pure Gold’ into serious bouncing house territory. As the punchy drums are punctuated by that infamous horn sample you’re pulled slowly and gently in. Before long Hostage places precision cuts of Kemo’s vocal and the infectious bass loop into the mix along with some carnival snares that ensure this is one of the most infectious 4/4 tracks you’re likely to hear all year.
Rounding the digital package off Calyx & TeeBee offer up their own track ‘Perspectives’, a sure-fire slice of D&B that’s sure to keep the heads happy. Relentless bass and expertly chosen sound FX all combine with rolling percussion and stunning production to create a perfect dance floor roller.
Vinyl: 
 
A: Pure Gold ft. Kemo
AA: Perspectives
 
Digital:
 
1: Pure Gold ft. Kemo
2: Pure Gold ft. Kemo (Radio Edit)
3. Pure Gold ft. Kemo (Wilkinson Remix)
4. Pure Gold ft. Kemo (Hostage Remix)
5. Perspectives
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