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Release Date: 22nd Januray 2021
For DSD023, Bailey Ibbs serves up a killer with his ‘Gurl’ EP. The A side delivers 3 Bailey originals, each serving up a different mood best suited for the dance floor. Where the B side provides 3 completely different flips of ‘Gurl’ delivered to you by Groovy D, Denham Audio & AK Sports.
a2. We Run
a3. What’s My Chance?
b1. Gurl (Groovy D Remix)
b2. Gurl (Denham Audio Remix)
b3. Gurl (AK Sports Remix)
Release Date: 18th December 2020
We’ve seen enough walls this year. Walls to distance us. Walls to divide us. Gigantic walls between where we once were… And where we’re at. Now we have walls to dance to. Not just any old walls, but ‘The Walls’ built by Sun People and remixed by Anna Morgan.
A long-time kindred spirit of Defrostatica - Sun People is the alter ego of Austrian artist Simon/Off, a man renown for his footwork-inspired beat craft and ability to weave his black music influences into his pounding patterns on labels such as RUA Sound, Modern Ruin and Alphacut. Last spotted remixing Champion Sound on Defrostatica, this EP was only a matter of time.
‘The Walls’ is the blueprint. Tension is set by the relentless beats while release is felt in the breezy Detroitian chords midway. Inspired as much by early Chicago house music as it is 80s European proto hardcore and the current turbo sound championed by the likes of Fracture, Itoa and BSN Posse, it’s fully backed by a killer remix from Anna Morgan. Another kindred soul to Defrostatica, the Worst Behaviour boss tunes into our frequency with a bouncing high-NRG remix.
The energy is maintained throughout the rest of the EP as Sun People’s hardcore echoes ripple across two other originals; the incendiary future rave weapon ‘Something Nothing’ and its additional VIP version come complete an iconic vocal shot fresh from the aftermath and euphoric jazzy rushes. ‘Like You Do’ completes the turbo disco set; a feel-good four-to-the-floor stampede laced with intoxicating levels of positivity, it’s the soundtrack to this brighter times ahead.
Like everything in 2020, this EP has taken a long time to see the light of day. A series of setbacks and situations out of our control. But good things come to those who wait. Be it music, light or freedom. The walls will come down again soon.
a1. Sun People - The Walls
a2. Sun People - Something Nothing VIP
b1. Sun People - Like You Do
b2. Sun People - The Walls (Anna Morgan Remix)
Available: 18th December 2020
Coco Bryce summons his Chavinski alias for a bass-heavy mystical journey through garage, house and 2-step with a sublime 5 track EP for Distant Horizons.
Ocean-depth subs underpin this EP as a heavy dose of UKG is thread through the A-side with the club-ready tones of 'Baby' and 'Hit The Way' loading up the 2-step influence for some seriously heavy wobblers. The side is finished out with the proto digi-dub vibes of 'Buy A Dream'. A short yet glorious centre pivot for the EP.
On the flip we're into some heavy groovin' deep house territory. 'Fantasy' is loaded up with classic timbres and slightly tranquilised vocals plus a buzzing LFO-tweaked bassline. A modern classic fusion of US house music and low-end UK sounds. 'Rushin' steps us to the end with a natural miniature breakbeat riding across a once-again nostalgic rhythm and bass interplay with vocal snips and gentle, melodic organ stabs weaving in and out of focus.
a1. Chavinski - Baby
a2. Chavinski - Hit The Way
a3. Chavinski - Buy A Dream
b1. Chavinski - Fantasy
b2. Chavinski - Rushin
Available: 18th December 2020
Laurence Guy returns to Shall Not Fade with the feel good ‘Your Good Times Will Come’ EP.
Laurence follows up the 2020 ‘The Sun Is Warm And Directly Above You’ EP with another cut of pure happiness and good vibes. This four tracker delivers the exact message that’s portrayed in the title, positivity, faith and the ability to change a persons mood. Laurence's use of graceful chopping and cutting, blended with some of his more down tempo style productions creates a real treat of a record.
a1. Laurence Guy - Your Good Times Will Come
a2. Laurence Guy - Experience Health
b1. Laurence Guy - The Spirit
b2. Laurence Guy - Dreamer
Release Date: 4th December 2020
Side One is heart-pounding Techno, Hardcore and Electro. Side Two is 90s inspired UK Jungle with an excellent rework from Tim Reaper.
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The hawethorn blowet suotes
My lemmon sse ssal be
The fairest of erthkine
Wel was hire dring
The cheld water of the well-spring
Wel was her bowr
The rede rose and the lilye flour.
a1. Kalli - Put Yer Hands Down
a2. Kalli - You, Your Crew, And All The Others Too
b1. Kalli - Song For THEM
b2. Kalli - Song For THEM (Tim Reaper Remix)
Release Date: 4th December 2020
Influential Dutch grime producer JLSXND7RS debuts on Dream Eater with the four-track Ceres EP, enlisting MC Armour, a member of the trailblazing N.A.S.T.Y Crew, for vocal duties.
a1. JLSXND7RS - Ceres ft Armour
a2. JLSXND7RS - Ceres (Instrumental)
b1. JLSXND7RS - Ceres ft Armour (Burke Remix)
b2. JLSXND7RS - Ceres (Burke Remix Instrumental)
The ultimate coffee-table book for synth gear enthusiasts, PUSH TURN MOVE doubles as a text book for music tech industrial designers, with in-depth discussion with artists, designers and developers and their electronic musical instruments.
Sound: How is sound visualized in music soft- and hardware?
Control: How can you shape sound through tangible and digital controls? Learn about different controls (knobs, faders, touch strips, buttons, screens etc.) and their variations and possibilities.
Layout: How do you organize an interface for sound-creation? Get an overview of design principles and techniques for designing interfaces of electronic music instruments and controllers.
Concept: How has different instrument-makers solved the challenges of visualizing and controlling sound? See examples of hardware, software, apps etc. of Digital Audio Workstations, Grid-based sequencing, Modular Synthesizers, Collaborative tools, Radial, Gestural interfaces etc.
User: How do you design the best possible experience for musicians? Learn about user-centered interface design, usability, workflows, experience design etc.
Time: How did we get to where we are? Read about the evolution and revolutions of electronic music interfaces - from the Theremin and EMS VCS3 to Buchla, the Minimoog, TB303, Yamaha Tenori-On, Monome, Ableton Live and various other hard- and software that have shaped electronic music making through the times.
PUSH TURN MOVE is written by Danish designer, author, lecturer and electronic musician Kim Bjørn and edited by Mike Metlay, editor at Recording Magazine and Paul Nagle, reviewer at Sound on Sound Magazine.
For those with any level of interest in modular synthesis, PATCH & TWEAK is the ultimate companion on your eurorack journey. An in-depth encyclopaedia of modular synths, their designers, and performers, it features patching secrets, performance tips, history, modules, and all manner of tweaking techniques.
PATCH & TWEAK provides an opportunity for new and experienced users to become true masters of their modular systems by exploring, explaining, and demystifying a range of topics relevant to anyone interested in modular synths or just synthesis itself.
A cornerstone of PATCH & TWEAK is a bouquet of inspirational interviews with significant creators and major artists. Learn about their systems, philosophies, patching secrets, performance tips, and passion for modular synthesis.
Besides a comprehensive introduction to synthesis and its history, the book covers systematic sections on concepts, purpose and creative possibilities of specific modules. Enjoy colorful diagrams, presentations of both popular and rare modules, semi-modular and software, as well as techniques for patching and how to get started.
Explore and listen to the book's essential patches from artists, makers, and authors while reading. Flip the pages and load any of fifty patches from patchandtweak.com straight into the free software VCV Rack.
PATCH & TWEAK has a foreword by Suzanne Ciani, is written by Kim Bjørn and Chris Meyer, and edited by Paul Nagle.
The Book for Fans of Moog and Modular Synths.
PATCH & TWEAK with Moog is the ultimate resource for Moog synthesizer enthusiasts and musicians of all skill levels interested in an immersive modular synthesis experience.
Opening with a foreword from acclaimed film score composer Hans Zimmer, this hardcover book by Kim Bjørn features 200 pages full of synthesizer techniques, creative patch ideas, sound design tips, professional artist interviews, in-depth discussions with Moog engineers, and a glimpse into the company's remarkable history. The book's primary focus is Moog's well-loved line of semi-modular analog synthesizers: Mother-32, DFAM, Subharmonicon, Grandmother, and Matriarch.
PATCH & TWEAK with Moog brings readers inside the creative minds of composers, producers, and performing artists like Suzanne Ciani, Trent Reznor, Lisa Bella Donna, Paris Strother, Hannes Bieger, Stranger Things composers Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon, and Moog synthesizer co-inventor Herb Deutsch in detailed interviews featuring patching tips and tricks for musicians of all skill levels.
PEDAL CRUSH explores pedals as a tool for everyone: showing how all musicians – producers, DJs, instrumentalists, and vocalists – can artistically benefit from using stompboxes in new ways.
The book contains everything from starting out with a pedal board or software to concepts, purpose, history and creative possibilities of specific effects and pedal types. Presentations of both popular and rare pedals, contemporary, boutique, and vintage, as well as lots of illustrated tips and tricks. PEDAL CRUSH takes the reader on a unique journey of discovery, resulting in clarity and expanded knowledge of effects pedals and their creative, musical possibilities.
PEDAL CRUSH is a trip into the expansive, eclectic, and mesmerizing world of effects pedals. These addictive little boxes have long since transcended their modest beginnings, maturing into truly creative tools in their own right.
This book examines the stompbox phenomenon as a means of creative expression and personal sound shaping. Bursting with color photos and illustrations, it systematically covers over 800 pedals – from vintage to cutting edge, from the essential to the exotic, from popular classics to boutique wizardry. PEDAL CRUSH also dives deep into techniques, tips and tricks, pedalboards, software, and more. If you have a crush on pedals, this book will document your love affair like none other.
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Release Date: 20th November 2020
Jack Stevens aka Sully has become somewhat of a cult figure in the jungle world with his output being in high demand. His work is unmistakable. It’s always true to it’s origins while simultaneously adding new takes and juxtapositions in palette and composition. A true artist that excels in his field.
Stevens returns to Astrophonica with Swandive, a body of work presented in dual energies - dark & light, body & mind, Yin & Yang. In Werk you’re put to the test physically as es- ki-like percussion stabs grab the attention and demand a response. A staple in Fracture’s DJ sets for the last year or so.
Poison demonstrates a side to Stevens’ production that is harder, meaner, cruder and all together more brutal than he is known for. The result is an infectious mix of venomous bass and corrupted drum breaks fit to kill any dance.
The title track Swandive begins to counterbalance the fierce energy and bring some har- mony opening with calming strings and trademark icy melodies before elevating to an intense state of amen divinity that twists and turns in a story like fashion.
Memories completes the balance with euphoric bass stabs and emotional strings culminat- ing in a searing and conclusive anime-like solo. Some of Stevens’ most daring work. The cycle is complete.
a1. Sully - Werk
a2. Sully - Poison
b1. Sully - Swandive
b2. Sully - Memories
Release Date: 20th November 2020
a1. Jaybee & Trex - Poison Dart
a2. Benny L - Just Swing
a3. DLR & Hoppa - Who Let U In ft Gusto
b1. Trex - Soul For Sale ft Ella Jones
b2. T>I - All I Do
b3. Jaybee & XTC Notts - Charlie
c1. Shimon & Randall - Get Twang ft Fatman D
c2. Madcap - Rain
c3. Trex - Short Story
d1. Margaman & Coolhand Flex - Warn Dem
d2. Randall, Goldie & Dego - The R (Seba Rework)
d3. Zere, Gabriel Habit - Rolling ft Dave Owen & MC Fats
Release Date: 20th November 2020
One of the unexpected silver linings of our planet being plunged into the grips of a pandemic has been ASC’s return to Jungle / DnB.
Drawing stunned reviews from all corners of the DnB spectrum, the ‘An Exact Science’ EP on Samurai marked the first of a trio of releases in this style. Initially meant only as a one off EP, the creation of ‘An Exact Science’ turned on a spark in ASC that propelled him into a new phase of inspiration in his heavily equipped studio. Once an LP project was agreed to, the tunes came rapidly to the point of overflow (hence part 3 of the trilogy set for 2021).
From the barging opening force of ‘Process of Elimination’ to the intricate edits of ‘Cautionary Tales’ and ‘Anomaly’, and the ethereal emotive touches of ‘Rage’ to show-stopping set peak ‘Intensity’, all bases of the golden era of Jungle / DnB are touched. Predominately known as a ‘deep’ producer in every genre he touches, it’s no surprise that tunes like ‘Lost To The Void’, ’Hostile Intent’ and ‘Sub Zero’ will bring joy to those who came into this music from the early releases of labels like Reinforced, Metalheadz, Photek, and Source Direct Recordings.
With the current Jungle revival reigniting the early / mid 90’s era of Jungle / DNB, what we most hear crossing over is the more accessible, vocalised Jungle sound. ‘Isolated Systems’ is tailor made for those of us who have always scraped below the surface and revelled in the textured underbelly of our multifaceted scene.
a1. ASC - Process of Elimination
a2. ASC - Orchid
b1. ASC - Hostile Intent
b2. ASC - Cautionary Tales
c1. ASC - Sub Zero
d1. ASC - Lost To The Void
d2. ASC - Intensity
e1. ASC - Thorn Without A Rose
e2. ASC - Anomaly
f1. ASC - Static Charge
f2. ASC - Rage
Release Date: 27th November 2020
One of our proudest accomplishments of 2019 was releasing the very first 170bpm tune from Donato Dozzy. Predominantly known as a Techno artist / DJ, Donato’s musical career is increasingly diverse. From his collaborative work with Neel as Voices From The Lake to his experimental ambient solo works, and his recent LP for Raster alongside Eva Geist stretching into synth pop, the maestro effortlessly reshapes any chosen sound with his distinctive touch.
Many were surprised by Donato turning to 170bpm production for his remix of Homemade Weapons ‘Svalsat’ but those who have researched or experienced much of Donato’s history will likely have imagined it in advance. As a 12 year resident at Rome’s Brancaleone - the storied Italian squat / cultural centre / underground club, Donato began introducing DnB into his sets in the mid 2000’s and more recently his sets posted online for Resident Advisor and Terraforma showed the maestro adeptly working DnB into his impressively tempo hopping journeys.
Naturally we hoped there would be more 170 productions coming after the remix and after a short time, the tracks for The Tao began appearing as the hardware hypnotist had refined his approach to the new tempo.
‘Mai’ is a deep reductionist build pinned down by a taut kick pattern that rises in hypnosis until unfolding into a delicious percussive tweak. ‘Dusty Bones’ ramps up the BPM’s and hyper energy, playful at the same time as being a potent weapon sure to delight adventurous DJs across the spectrum. ‘Sanza High’ dives back into the analog meditation with a winding lead, static kicks, perfectly placed snares and percussive touches. ‘Tao’ was the final track made for the EP. Named after Donato’s cat, the playful energy of the tune captures one of Tao’s moods. Easily the happiest tune we have ever released, Tao’s essence is a jubilant vivacity over a suitably bubbly rhythm.
As expected, ‘The Tao’ is an impressive 170 debut EP that we sincerely hope is just the beginning of the Maestro’s work in this tempo.
a1. Donato Dozzy - Mai
a2. Donato Dozzy - Dusty Bones
b1. Donato Dozzy - Sanza High
b2. Donato Dozzy - Tao
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Released 23rd June 2017
Innerverse is a Record Label spearheaded by Dubstep veteran Quest specializing in forward thinking, innovative and expressive Bass music. 140 bpm and beyond!
a1. Oxóssi & Malleus - Amongst The Hemlock
a2. Oxóssi - Don't Bitch
b1. Malleus - Invisigoth
b2. Malleus & Oxóssi - The Infinite Depth Of Woe
Released 25th November 2016
Brand new label from Dark Tantrums, and underground London based Dubstep/Bass producer whose debut album was well received and released on Kromestar’s Nebula Music Group label. He has since worked on labels such as Mala’s Deep Medi, Tunnidge’s Origin Audio label and also the Bass Music brand Get Darker. Branching out finally with his own label he plans to release at least a few releases a year containing in-demand material
b2. Lift Off
Released 23rd June 2017
As Shadows Pass as the name suggests, reflects on a sound that has been around for years yet not prevalent in the present era. Shadows move and alter over time but their essence remains the same; as it is with the direction of ASP and the philosophy of the music it represents.
As Shadows Pass was implemented by Aural Imbalance & his team with one purpose. Release forward thinking, deeper D&B with an ear on the future - while keeping another on the heady sounds of days gone by.
The emphasis of ASP is to give our core Producers from the deeper sound of D&B a platform on which they can express themselves, without the fear of having to compromise on the depth & intellect of their Art.
As Shadows Pass believe this hand-picked selection of Artists have what it takes to bring the vision of the label to fruition. With that said we can now proudly present the NineTeaseEP by Aural Imbalance.
Nine Tease nods back to the days of 90’s Atmospheric D&B. Heavy rolling beats that have you shaking with delight at their infectious quality. The main riff has an uplifting summer vibe with a kiss of sunshine. Full on flashback retro feels with a modern twist - spacey pads & detailed fx that ebb and flow throughout, managing to capture those golden age moments yet still feeling fresh and relevant.
Spiral Divide - Pure spaced out bliss, yet with bags of energy in all the right places. The flow comes straight from your favourite sci-fi world where gadgets and machines are king. Warm lush pads fill the palate, supported by a cast of delicate synths & FX that drift into the psyche with hypnotic effect. The beats are crisp modern rolling little beasts, shuffling a merry dance along those pathways of the mind, all bottomed off with that soul shifting analogue bass.
Alpha Protocol Continuing into the depths, this moody, broody little number has a colder yet more immediate presence. The soundscape has an almost clinical feeling that grabs you by the balls then drags you in an otherworldly direction. Rolling, filtered snares & shuffles are connected to crisp hats - solid kicks have a controlled frenzy about them. An oscillating bass evolves through the track, rising and falling through filtrated cycles creating whirlwind acoustics.
For all those who are already fans of the AI sound then this is a complete no brainer exercise - Splash the Cash to get his work on wax. For those new to his sound, this is a perfect introduction. Don’t Sleep.
a1. Aural Imbalance - Nine Tease
b1. Aural Imbalance - Spiral Divide
b2. Aural Imbalance - Alpha Protocol