Release Date: 20th November 2020
"I have wanted to put this release out since I first heard v1 of WITT. Hunter Reed from the moment he joined the EA fold has gone from new artist to essential part of the EA cohort. Praise be Hunter Reed."
a1. Hunter Reed - WITT
b1. Hunter Reed - Rolling Hills At 70mph
Release Date: 6th November 2020
After the initial release of ENV012 Kloudmen started sending music that was a level beyond what we had previously heard from the duo. Remixes of and Plays by major scene players such as Caspa and Hatcha as well as the fresh blood in the forms of Bukez, Samba, Sepia etc.
Then out of nowhere in a fashion that caught our ears Kloudmen x Rez. We had to know more! The result was this release.
a1. Kloudmen & Rez - Problem
b1. Kloudmen - Paracusia
b2. Rez - Politics
Release Date - 12th July 2019
Manta, this release made itself. Crow sample, swampier than the everglades and swing!
Manta is a man crafting some of the most off kilter sounds we have heard and these tracks go a touch of the way to show the mans class!
Control of the uncontrolled.
a1. Manta - It Lurks
b1. Manta - Zealot
Release Date - 26th April 2019
For the label to finally reach its 20th catalogue number is a seminal moment. To reach it with the original logo designer for Encrypted Audio and all round top gent is an even greater honour.
Mesck has a slew of releases on friends and family labels such as Chestplate & Crucial Recordings but with this release we wanted to create the feeling that no side was an A. Knowing Zach's style he did not let us down.
As we are referring to this release The Double Header..... 'Locust March' testament to the commanding way Mesck uses percussion and synth tones in a controlled fashion to create anticipation in the way they are used. In a track dominated and driven by a raw sub and mid punch combination that Mesck knows all so well. Joined by the equally amazing 'Fugazi'... There is no other way to describe this piece of art than EPIC.
a1. Mesck - Locust March
b1. Mesck - Fugazi
Release Date - 15th March 2019
Dalek One needs zero introduction to the trained EA ear having branded his sound into the foundations with not 1 but 2 digital releases!
Since then Dalek One has gone on to gain support and releases from a plato of scene staples such as Truth, Caspa and Hatcha. His tracks have seen plays from a multitude of scene name brands.
a1. Dalek One - Eyes Red
b1. Dalek One - Wire Tap
b2. Dalek One - Man Sees Aliens
Release Date - 18th January 2019
Argo needs zero introduction to the tuned in listener of the Dubstep Genre. This release alone has seen support and heavy rotation from Youngsta, Distance, J:Kenzo, Ntype, Bukez Finezt, Samba etc etc etc. The list is endless, over the past 12 months it would be easier to list those who have not supported this release.
Not only has Argo been gaining support with this release from the Dubstep Elite, Grime champions such as Spooky have clocked onto the sound and are showing Argo's style to the Grime masses.
a1. Argo - Astro Dub
b1. Argo - LNTC
b2. Argo - Your Steps
Release Date - 26th October 2018
One of the later arrivals to the EA family, Koma landed on label, dropped a digital and then began crafting this monumental release... Alongside this he has worked with other scene favourites and more noticeably works and performs as 1/5th of Chonk Mob.
This release from KOMA see's 4 tracks take up worthwhile space on the 12" format.
a1. Koma - Moonlight
a2. Koma - Uncle Sullivan
b1. Koma - Uncle Sullivan (Murk Remix)
b2. Koma - Deep In The Crease (with Dalek One)
Released 28th April 2017
The 9th piece to the ever growing Vinyl puzzle comes from Encrypted Audio's own Trisicloplox (Killian) residing in the US heartland for Bass music Denver / Colorado.
Not the only Denver'ite on the EA roster you will be hearing from I assure you. Killian's love for distortion and forward thinking wave forms takes the listener into an emotive bass and kick driven frenzy across all his tracks. Cafe Blank in a monster with a driving kick pattern and distorted topline to carry off any rave. Estranged leaves you in a field a bass frequencies hard to match. Iaido is seeing a lot of support from the likes of GothTrad and recently even the likes of The Bug have found their ears gravitated towards Trisco.
a1. Cafe Blank
Released 9th September 2016
The Seventh instalment from Encrypted Audio is none other than London based Samba (Sam Bartlett).
Samba delivers finely crafted, raw and edgy music exploring the boundaries of the bass music genre. With Encrypted as his home Sam has crafted his sound into a genre changing format. Samba’s output often delves deep into the fundamentals of stripped-back rhythm, with skittering off-kilter musical elements and bass that rattles the back of your skull.
Samba is a rapidly rising star in the expanding universe of new-talent and one to keep an eye on.
Sadist the lead track has seen plays from Scene favourites such as Mala, Truth, N:Type & Hatcha. The melodic hook and powerful drum work see this track as a key in nearly all sets.
Light Leak is a show case of all things distorted, with a driving top line and sub bass. Supported by Sam’s love of gritty distortion, this track is an introduction to the future.
36’s could of easily demanded a single 12 of its own but with the amount of work coming from Sam it had to fit onto this release. With an energy and flow reminiscent of Jungle/Drum & Bass from the Mid 90’s.
b1. Light Leak
Released 17th June 2016
The sixth release to grace vinyl from Encrypted Audio features Helktram (Yasuaki Shimabukuro). Yasuaki joined Encrypted along with Japanese exports DayZero and London based Samba. Yasuaki mixes his love of bass with a wide variety of BPM's and this release showcases his versatility. Rain Skin / Knocking take his love of catchy chime hooks that will have any dubstep elitist moving. Mind Oz takes us on 150bpm venture in the mind of Oz. A warped trip of bass goodness for the soul. With scene support & shows all across Japan as well as Goth Trad's infamous BTC (Back To Chill)
Mixed and Engineered by Yasuaki Shimabukuro
Mastered by Beau @ TenEightSevenMastering
a1. Helktram - Rain Skin
b1. Helktram - Knocking
b2. Helktram - Mind Oz