Release Date: 24th January 2020
Monty has made a real name for himself in the drum and bass scene, and has truly put Toulouse on the dance music map. This is his 4th solo EP on the label, and include collaborations with fellow Toulouse based Visages, who are also part of the 1985 Music family, as well as label head and long time co-conspirator Alix Perez. Monty’s signature is strong in this EP, and really showcases how truly mature and diverse Monty is, and shows why he stands out in drum & bass today. Out on 24/01/2020 on vinyl and digital.
a1. Monty - STK
a2. Monty & Visages - Black Shield
b1. Monty & Alix Perez - Cursive
b2. Monty - Blinded
Digital Exclusive: Monty - Quest
Release Date: 15th November 2019
Presenting the 2nd EP - the ‘FATE’ EP on 1985 Music from Cologne based Jonas Briere AKA SubMarine. His last track IWY featured on the last Various artists album (Edition 2) found heavy rotation with a premiere on UKF. Jonas has been selling out his events in his home town, and has found himself playing numerous shows around Europe. He has found the perfect balance between deep, minimal, progressive and melodic dnb. Forthcoming on vinyl and digital on 15th November 2019.
a1. Submarine - Fate
a2. Submarine - No Sleep
b1. Submarine - Return of Enel
b2. Submarine - Pastell
Digital Exclusive: Submarine - Thug Copper
Release Date: 11th October 2019
Presenting the new ‘Inferno’ EP from Bredren (Belgium). The title track has found heavy rotation since its first main outing when label head opened his set at Rampage with it. Their rack ‘Swayed’ (released on Edition 2 - Various Artists 1985 Music) saw repeated radio play in Belgium.
Bredren Invites has now become on of Europe’s most desired nights for producers to play in Europe. Their dark and minimal signature is strong across he whole EP. These are 4 dynamic and varied tunes that provide a great journey for the listener, and when played live. Undress shows that this trio are experts the musical side of dub as well. Out 11th October on vinyl and digital.
a1. Bredren - Inferno ft T Man
a2. Bredren - Get Physical
b1. Bredren - Flick Knife
b2. Bredren - Undress
Release Date: 13th September 2019
Next up we have a new dnb EP from label head Alix Perez - the Phantonym EP. One can really hear the many years experience and influences that have helped shape this masterpiece.
It is beautifully complete, and is undoubtedly some of his best work to date. This is jungle/drum&bass in its truest unfiltered form. This EP covers the whole spectrum from signature Perez soulful dnb (SWRV qand Vibrations), to gritty bubblers (Trinity), and finally the harder minimal percussive dnb he is renowned for (Phantonym). Mature, concise, and graceful dnb at its best. Out September 13th 2019 on 1985 Music on vinyl and digital.
a1. Alix Perez - Trinity
a2. Alix Perez - Phantonym
b1. Alix Perez - SWRV
b2. Alix Perez - Vibrations
Release Date: 23rd August 2019
In December 2017, we released our first various artists LP, ‘Edition 1’. With this new release, we proudly present the second chapter of various artist EP’s titled; ‘Folio /2’. We have assembled a small group of our favorite artists for this 4 track EP: Hyroglifics, SubMarine, label head Alix Perez, and label newcomers Visages, Lavance, and Scepticz.
a1. Alix Perez - White Lies
a2. Submarine - Grudge
b1. Scepticz & Lavance - Flatline
b2. Hyroglifics & Visages - Searching
Release Date - 5th July 2019
Presenting the new 'Hello' EP from Monty. Another fine effort from Monty, which sees collaborations with Visages and Benabu on 'Limbo'. This EP is signature Monty, and goes be- tween the more haunting and nuanced vibe to a harder edged sound.
Monty has gone from strength to strength and has found his place amongst the artists he looks up to. Monty very much our first label artist and is a regular at all our events both in Europe and in North America. His work ethic and mannerism, and a very natural talent for making mature dnb has been refreshing for the scene. It is with great pride we present his new EP.
a1. Monty - Hello
a2. Monty & Visages - Limbo ft. Benabu
b1. Monty - Legion
b2. Monty - Intoxication
Release Date - 7th June 2019
Proudly presenting the UNITE EP from a producer that really needs no introduction - FRACTURE. This is Jungle, drum & bass, and hat inimitable Fracture 160 bpm magic. This release sees collaborations with Manchester's MC Fox, and from label head Alix Perez. Out 7th June 2019 on vinyl and digital.
a1. Fracture - Give Me Love ft. Fox
a2. Fracture - Feel 4 U
b1. Fracture - Realise ft. Alix Perez
b2. Fracture - Brothers and Sisters
Release Date - 5th April 2019
Proudly presenting the “Broken Home’ EP from label newcomers Dogger, Mindstate & Liam Bailey. The title track has already found much acclaim, with Calibre ending many of his sets with it. 1985 Music is renowned for our minimal, but also more melodic, nuanced dnb, so we thought it fitting to go back to this sound, and these roots for this release. This soulful, musical 4 track EP is modern liquid at its finest, with the highly respected Liam Bailey on vocals laying down the hooks. Available on 5th April on vinyl and digital.
a1. Dogger, Mindstate & Liam Bailey - Broken Home
a2. Dogger, Mindstate & Liam Bailey - Love Is The Law
b1. Dogger, Mindstate & Liam Bailey - Rebels
b2. Dogger, Mindstate & Liam Bailey - So So
Release Date - 1st March 2019
Proudly presenting our 2nd Various Artists Album - 'Edition 2'.
Featuring Alix Perez, Monty, Lewis James & Fixate, Halogenix, Deft, Tsuruda, Bredren, Cesco, Submarine, and Razat.
a1. Lewis James & Fixate - Indigo
a2. Deft - Trips
b1. Cesco - Drones
b2. Tsuruda - Kicking Wolf
c1. Halogenix - Trouble
c2. Alix Perez - Poison Ivy
d1. SubMarine - IWY
d2. Alix Perez ft. Adeus - Over You
e1. Alix Perez x Monty - Good to Me
e2. Bredren - Swayed
f1. Monty - Decisions
f2. Razat - Simplicity
Release Date - 7th December 2018
It is with great pride that we wrap up 2018 with Monty and his new ‘Spatia’ EP. He has had an impressive 2 years, and his last release the ‘Hypnotize EP’ was extremely well received with support from the finest publications, and from every DJ in the scene. Available on vinyl and digi, with a bonus 5th track on digital. Out on 7th December 2018.
a1. Monty - Spatia
a2. Monty - Nothing Wrong (No Clip - Vinyl Only)
b1. Monty - Vergo (w/ Alix Perez)
b2. Monty - No Place
Released 11th May 2018
In December 2017, we released our first various artists LP, ‘Edition 1’. With this new release, we proudly present the first chapter of various artist EP’s titled; ‘Folio /1’. We have assembled a small group of our favorite artists for this 4 track EP: Monty, Hyroglifics, Halogenix, label head Alix Perez, and label newcomer Submarine.
a1 Haunted - Alix Perez
a2 Malibu 1973 - Submarine
b1 Rollcage - Alix Perez & Halogenix
b2 The Glow - Monty & Hyroglifics ft. Benabu
Released 9th March 2018
Housed in ltd custom sleeve. French based D&B artist Monty is now a regular on 1985 Music. This is easily his strongest batch of material and a big partnership is brewing between him and Alix Perez’ imprint. Monty also recently appeared on Spearhead Records and Critical Music.
a1. Monty - Hypnotize
a2. Monty - Random Conduct
b1. Monty - Sleepless
b2. Monty - Magma
Release Date: 22nd December 2017
Edition 1 is a various artists compilation and the ninth release on Alix Perez’ 1985 Music. The album is to be understood as a statement of intent as well as a snapshot where the label is right now.
Alix has assembled his favourite artists operating within the 85bpm / 170bpm axis and the result is a coherent album that cements ties with newcomers such as Monty, Deft and Tsuruda whilst also bringing new light to existing relationships with Fracture, Ivy Lab and Chimpo amongst others.
It’s an exciting time for 1985 Music, an outlet that’s quickly becoming known for great art across the board: be it music, clothing or design.
a1. Deft - Around
a2. Eprom - Oksana (Ivy Lab Remix)
b1. Tsuruda - Pack Heat
b2. Compa - Back You Head
c1. Alix Perez & Fracture - Archetype
c2. Alix Perez & Chimpo - Dead
d1. Alix Perez - Dark Star
d2. Sabre - Holy Water
e1. Halogenix - Silver Sword
e2. Alix Perez & Skeptical - Vault
f1. Alix Perez - Acropolis
f2. Monty - Tribes
Release Date: 24th November 2017
Proudly presenting the ‘Drone Warfare’ EP from Eprom (USA). He's had releases on Warp, Surefire, and Bristol-based Bad Acid, as well as on 1985 Music as SHADES with label founder Alix Perez. Eprom is a pioneer of the half time bass music movement. He is consistently pushing and inspiring his contemporaries with his imaginative work. Out on vinyl and digital on 17th November 2017.
a2. Drone Warfare
b1. Raw Data
b2. Full Mag
Release Date: 6th October 2017
Proudly presenting the new ‘Nighthawks’ EP from the label founder, Alix Perez. Each track is vastly different from the next. Javeon’s vocals are a stunning addition, and ‘Blips’ is a nod to the harder, technical and more industrial side side of Alix’s musical character. Lucky Charm and the title track bear Alix’s signature style and sound, and provide progression, dynamic and movement. Out on 6th October 2017.
a1. Lucky Charm
b2. Missing Pieces (feat. Javeon)
Released 15th September 2017
Proudly presenting the ‘Jumpsuit’ EP from Halogenix. This is a diverse collection of elegant music that could only be expected from of the most important producers in the genre. Halogenix is a founding member of Ivy Lab, and their label 20/20 LDN Recordings label.
This is a dynamic and varied EP that bears the undeniable Halogenix signature throughout.
supported by Jubei, Friction, Ivy Lab, Alix Perez
a1. Halogenix x Alix Perez - Broken
a2. Halogenix - The Night ft. Solah
b1. Halogenix - Reset
b2. Halogenix - Jumpsuit
Release Date: 18th August 2017
Thus far, 1985 Music has boasted a number of releases as the new home of its founder, Alix Perez. Till date, there have been releases from Alix and a select few collaborators SHADES w/ Eprom, Taso (Teklife) and Skeptical (Exit Records). It is with the release of this EP where 1985 Music present themselves as a platform for new talent. Perez’s vision for 1985 is “...to push and support good, forward thinking music that I believe represents the focus of 1985..”. It is with this in mind that we proudly present the ‘Hold Me Back’ EP from Toulouse’s finest - Monty. Monty has already had support from Noisia, Kasra and Skeptical and can boast releases of singles on Critical Music and Invisible Recordings. This 4 track EP is mature and refreshing, and has been received well whenever played out. The music is dark, dynamic, minimal and refreshingly modern.
a1. Hold Me Back (feat. Benabu)
a2. The Underground Fable
b1. Spongy Conversation
b2. The Savage Chase
Released 9th December 2016.
Finally available on 12" Vinyl. Custom sleeve artwork. Limited Copies!
"SHADES - a collaboration between the omnipresent producer Alix Perez and EPROM - totally lives up to my own level of giddy fanboy expectation" Fabric Introducing.
a2. Third Gate
Repress coming 24th February 2017
Alix Perez returns for his first out-and-out solo EP for his 1985 Music imprint. Shifting back squarely to the genre we all know him for best, Drum & Bass. Dropping 4 tracks of arguably his finest material yet.
a1. Alix Perez - The Raven
a2. Alix Perez - Drifting
b1. Alix Perez - Inside Your Love
b2. Alix Perez ft. Benabu - Numbers
Repress coming 24th February 2017
"Belgian producer Alix Depauw is probably best known for his long-running association with Shogun Audio, where he started out making drum & bass and eventually moved towards halftime and other sounds inspired by soul and R&B. He's also collaborated on experimental bass music with EPROM under the name Shades. The first EP, Elephant Dreams, is a four-tracker from Depauw himself and reportedly marks a return to his drum & bass roots. It also features two collaborations with Skeptical, and will come out on digital June 17th, with a vinyl release following on July 1st. "It's a platform rooted primarily in the 85 / 170 BPM bracket but also going beyond with no rules applied," Depauw says of the imprint. "I want to push and support good, forward-thinking music that I believe represents the focus of 1985. It feels good to have complete creative control of music, design and overall feel and this is the exact reason behind this project. No compromise, just an honest creative outlet. Initially, for the first few releases, it will entail my solo work with some collaborations. Subsequent releases will include other artists that are pushing the boundaries and suit the path of One Nine Eight Five."
a1. Alix Perez & Skeptical - Elephant Dreams
a2. Alix Perez - Had I Known
b1. Alix Perez - STNKR
b2. Alix Perez & Skeptical - Room 667