Release Date: 14th August 2020
Presenting the "About You" EP from Visages - Toulouse's favourite dnb quartet. Visages deliver 4 tracks of unapologetically refined music with this EP. The journey is impressive through all 4 tracks, which move seamlessly from one to the other. It features the renowned Laville on the title track, and includes a feature from Skylark on the sinister, melancholic minimal track 'Empire'. Visages' work ethic is unrivalled, and is apparent in this body of work. Out on 14th August on vinyl and digital.
a1. Visages & Laville - About You
a2. Visages - Amaryllis
b1. Visages - Early Morning
b2. Visages & Skylark - Empire
Release Date: 17th July 2020
The Time Is Yours - A year in the making, and Dogger & Mindstate’s return to 1985 Music.
After the brilliant response from their Broken Home E.P last year, Dogger & Mindstate have been working hard to make sure they achieve the high bar they set. This is a fantastically musical EP and is proof that hard work is the cornerstone to their ethos and beliefs. This EP also features the legendary vocalists DRS and Liam Bailey, as well as Anile and [ K S R ]. True to form, they have excelled themselves once again. Out 3 July On vinyl and digital.
a1. Dogger & Mindstate - The Time Is Yours
a2. Dogger & Mindstate - Don't Hurt Me
b1. Dogger & Mindstate - Devil In Me
b2. Dogger & Mindstate - Holding Back
Release Date: 5th June 2020
Proudly presenting the 3rd instalment in our 'Edition' series - Edition 3 (Various artists LP). It includes tracks from Alix Perez, Machinedrum, Lordel, Deft, Visages, Monty, Ternion Sound, Drone, Cesco, and Bredren. In keeping with our ethos as a platform for multiple styles of music, this release spans tempos from 85-140-170 bpm. The artwork is a continuation of our previous releases, made by Sineater. This release will be available as a 3 piece vinyl set, and as digital.
a1. Deft - Scalp
a2. Cesco - Bomba
b1. Ternion Sound - Look No Further
b2. Drone - Blood Orange
c1. Lordel - Relic
c2. Visages - Memories
d1. Alix Perez - Concrete
d2. Machine Drum - Braided Leaves
e1. Monty - Valid
e2. Alix Perez - Black Spirit
f1. Bredren - Only One
f2. Alix Perez - Lock Off
Repress Release Date: 31st July 2020
Presenting the 2nd 140 bpm release from label head Alix Perez. The last 140 release sold out almost immediately, and has since found Alix headlining 140/dubstep nights in the capitol. Renowned for his ability to move seamlessly through tempos, Alix has produced another 4 track masterpiece, and features a collaboration with Headland. Will be available on 3/4/20 on a 2-piece (1 track per side) red vinyl, as well as digital.
a1. Alix Perez - Ravana
a2. Alix Perez - Lifeline
b1. Alix Perez - Post-Mortem
b2. Alix Perez & Headland - Ends
Release Date: 20th March 2020
Welcoming Cesco with his Angry Waves EP. This is Cesco's first full EP on the label. His first (and highly acclaimed) release on the label was his track 'Drones' which featured on our Edition 3 LP. Cesco shows he is adept at dnb, and various tempos with this EP. We have been waiting excitedly for a long time to share this EP with you. Cesco is classy and masterful. Out on 20/03/2020 on vinyl and digital.
a1. Cesco - Angry Waves
a2. Cesco - ABR
b1. Cesco - Ping Pong
b2. Cesco - Chair Dub
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