Release Date: 23rd August 2019
Piloted by Total Science, Computer Integrated Audio aka C.I.A Records remain a reputable source for all things Total Science along with a core of welcomed allies and newcomers. Serving as a beacon for purist drum and bass/jungle lovers, C.I.A proceed to bring the heat during these long Summer days.
Teaming up with Bristol based producer War on both cuts, the digital A-Side ‘What Now’ makes a splash with iced out breakbeats and a fuzzy granular synthline. Combining ample bits of low-end punch, this is a roller you’ll want to keep drawing for.
Total Science & War’s ‘Cool & Deadly’ rehash classic jungle samples while creating a rocksteady dreamscape vibe. The funky aesthetics and complex drum kit carves out a deadly groove, bottling up the true essence of drum and bass. Be sure to snag this release and check out Total Science’s latest collaborative effort with War.
a1. Total Science & War - What Now?
b1. Total Science & War - Cool & Deadly
Release Date: 6th September 2019
Experimental solo cellist Oliver Coates [RVNG intl, PRAH] and techno-dub minimalist Spatial [Infrasonics] coalesce with the new installment for the Decouple ][ Series by subverting—through subliminal interventions and refined focus changes—pre-packaged music forms and textures in favor of new self-organizing tendencies. Surprisingly enough, two producers of such different DNAs converge to a similar systemic approach, delivering a set of music that flows with solid and endearing consistency.
“The 4 units of musical material ‘Path in, J Lover One, Yomi, Umbo’ came into one together through a kind of dream logic” explains Coates . “They are contradictory, non-developmental and block-like, sitting across from each other like David Lynch's Rabbits”. Hence each section seems to seek for completion and fallacy at the same time in a form of non sequitur disjointed conversations. From the heavily processed cello intro of ‘Path in’, to the instant avant-classical Reichian ‘Yomi’, to the infectious breakbeat brutalism of ‘Umbo’, Coates enhance the plasticity of music to help to reconfigure familiar styles or patterns from known feelings and corresponding language. This plasticity is the way to unlock mental fixations, move things around and make fresh compartments for pleasure.
a1. Oliver Coates - Path in, J Lover One,
b1. SPATIAL - Reification
b2. SPATIAL - Residual
Release Date: 6th September 2019
Om Unit's Cosmic Bridge label returns with 'Dark Matter', its first compilation since 2017's 'Cosmology Selections', offering a fresh snapshot of the exciting possibilities and experiments happening at the intersection of hip-hop, jungle and bass music; a hybrid sound the label has pioneered since its first release eight years ago.
Across 14 tracks, 'Dark Matter' showcases Cosmic Bridge's growing global roster of artists: Moresounds, Danny Scrilla, Proc Fiskal, Margari's Kid, Oliver Yorke, J:Kenzo, TMSV, vromm, alongside new faces Samba and Rude Operator, and perennial favorites Es.tereo, Synkro and Djrum, the latter two in collaboration with label head Om Unit.
Dark Matter is a finely crafted statement of intent from Cosmic Bridge and Om Unit, shunning easy self-congratulation for a dive into the musical potentials and connections of a sound that is now an established part of the global bass music vocabulary.
a1. Om Unit - The Lake (Samba Remix)
a2. TMSV - Ominous
b1. Proc Fiskal - Death
b2. Danny Scrilla - Sacred Waters
b3. Moresounds - Watating
c1. J: Kenzo - Dub For Bashenga
c2. Rude Operator - Broken Sky
d1. Vromm - Decentralized
d2. Oliver Yorke - Treasured
d3. Es.tereo - Floating Point
e1. Margari’s Kid - Challenger
e2. Om Unit & Synkro - Reflextions
f1. Om Unit & Djrum - Ruins
f2. Crypticz - Chrysalis (Feat. Amy Kisnorbo)
Release Date: 13th September 2019
a1. Senate - Borrow Dub
a2. Senate - Chain Kill
b1. Senate - Surveil
b2. Senate - Carmen
b3. Senate - Formant
Released 30th August
2LP heavyweight 180g vinyl edition in gatefold sleeve, printed with a metallic pantone. Printed inner-sleeves. Complete 2019 Remaster of all the original Tracks, Sticker for Download card included with 29-Track Download Card includes the complete full length 3 CD album Incl. NEW remixes from Demonz [Gremlinz & Jesta Remix] Demonz [Martyn’s Full Circle Mix] Crystal Clear [DjRUM Remix] Crystal Clear [HLZ Remix] , Dragonfly [Dengue Dengue Dengue Remix] as well as 2019 Remastered RMX´s by Grooverider, Optical, DJ Muggs, MJ Cole, VIP, Belief System and more! “Timeless", Goldie’s first album in 1995, changed the face of the musical culture in England by democratizing the drum & bass scene, conscripting Goldie as a local star. But not only: with the enthusiastic support from artists such as David Bowie, he crossed the Channel and the Atlantic. However, while everyone was waiting impatiently the following of “Timeless", Goldie had other plans: with “Saturnz Return” (1998) he came back with a concept album of 150 minutes (in its CD version), innovative, experimental and cleavable. 21 years later, his radical and innovative vision was taken up and adapted by many artists, from Carl Craig to Pete Tong. For the first time, thanks to London Music Stream label, “Saturnz Return” is finally ready to receive the critical reception it should have received when it was released. The avant-garde has become a reference.
A1. I’ll Be There For You
A2. Chico - Death Of A Rockstar
B1. Fury - The Origin
B2. Crystal Clear
C3. Temper Temper
D1. Letter Of Fate
Release Date: 20th September 2019
On the back of their debut release, Subtle Recordings is at it once again bringing some heavy weight from the shores of New Zealand with bad man Ebb taking the reins. As always, exquisitely imprinted ‘no holds barred’ by the masterful Optimal Media in a full art sleeve, 180 grams, vinyl only, no-repress recording. Standing strong as another pillar of foundation to the future sound of bass music.
Ebb draws on a wide variety of influences - from early roots in punk and experimental metal to Techno, Dubstep and Jungle. His productions sculpt dark, menacing atmospheres, powerful sub work, fluid, impactful drums and otherworldly sonics, taking the dancefloor on a journey to the unexplored areas set between established genres. Ebb’s arsenal, which includes vinyl releases on Le Chatroom and Fox and Hound Recordings and digitals from Averted Vision and District Sound, shows increasing evidence of a burgeoning music career pushing the more experimental side of electronic music. These efforts to explore new ideas and sounds have earnt him regular support from influential Djs such as Pinch, Loefah, Walton, Sicaria Sound, Madam X, Orson.. Ebb continues his creative envisions with Subtle Recordings latest release with the two precisionly crafted tracks, Surface Tension and Bokkei.
a1. Ebb - Surface Tension
b1. Ebb - Bokkei