Love & 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.
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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)
Rolling 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.
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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)
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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)
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.
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.
Loadstar – ‘Black & White’ ft. Benny Banks (Hamilton Remix) is taken from their new single released on RAM Records 10th December.
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
A: Vatican Roulette
AA: Black & White (Hamilton Remix)
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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 Nemone, Rob 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 DJ, Drowned 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’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
5. Shape Charge
10. Sleepwalking feat. Linche
11. One Of A Kind (feat. Veronika Coassolo)
12. This Love (feat. Ray La Montagne)