Release Date: 10th September 2021
Infernal Sounds strip things down and go back to basics with their next endeavor, returning to their roots by releasing a two track single by debutants, Frenchless. Not only is it their first venture on the label, but this is their first ever release under this moniker from the mysterious deadly duo.
The release kicks off with hypnotic melodies on '3C 273', breaking into a chest-thumping ruckus of drums and snare slaps, it's a modular-infused medley of mid-range tones. Unlike the A side, 'Grunks' carries a slice more swagger, swinging you back and forth with the bassline stomp. It's one of those you need to feel rattle your ribcage on the dancefloor.
A truly monumental debut from unknown, and someone you'll want to keep your eyes on in the future.
The release has already received heavy support from the likes of Digital Mystikz on BBC Radio 6, Mala, BunZer0, Kursk (Innamind) and many more.
a1. Frenchless - 3C 273
b1. Frenchless - Grunks
Release Date: 17th September 2021
Introducing Cutcross, created to champion the melting pot of bass-centric sounds teetering around 140 bpm. Heading up the concept is Sicaria Sound, a DJ duo who since their inception set out to explore and expand on the possibilities of these sounds whilst spotlighting underground artists. Cutcross is therefore their next step in supporting the forward-thinking music that they've drawn for when curating sets.
Partners in crime Ebb & Texture by way of New Zealand are at the helm of CXT004. Featuring a solo track each plus two collaborative efforts, all four tracks pack a punch via plenty of low-end and lively breaks.
C1 Ebb - 5 Skin
C2 Texture - No Mercy
X1 Ebb & Texture - Enmesh
X2 Ebb & Texture - Cloudburst
Repress Due: 20th August 2021
Kahn originally blazed his way in to the consciousness of the UK underground on Punch Drunk. This is his second heavyweight 12” for the label, originally released back in 2011 which fully asserted his position at the forefront of Bristol’s new generation of producers.
Release Date: 6th August 2021
Pressed on Ltd (300) 10” vinyl and housed in a black disco featuring a unique metallic sticker design.
Portugal’s 3WA lands on the UK’s long running Boka Records label. 3WA will be an artist familiar to some having released on other notable labels such as Crucial Recordings, Foundation Audio and Earth & Stone. On Boka’s 53rd vinyl release he drops two heavyweight tracks taking on a deep sea theme, with “SEA WITCH” and “WHALE”. This is deep, heavy dubstep just how we like it, with the atmosphere and swagger reminiscent of early DMZ titles. Enjoy!
a1. 3WA - SEA WITCH
b1. 3WA - WHALE
Release Date: 9th July 2021
"Brand new production recorded at The Arch studio in Tottenham by the Horus All Stars. Track laid live down to tape.. legendary UK reggae singer Winston Reedy gels in perfectly with a beautiful vocal. Heavyweight dub on the flip"
a1. Winston Reedy - Those Days
b1. Winston Reedy - Ras Anthem Dubwise
Relase Date: July 2021
3FD004 brings together two friends from Denmark for a split EP built around UK bass sounds with strong dubstep and UK garage influences.
Easy Touch (JONGPADAWAN’s fresh new ID) starts off the A-side with “Aerosol”—the voodoo-ish windswept voicy lead and the italo-birds are singing along with the sleek 2-step beat and the slow resonating sub. A2 “Vertikal'' speeds up the intensity: the punchy drums combined with the powerful steady bassline are hitting us right where they should while the vocal sample and the stabs are spreading an euphoric groove.
On the flip side, DJ I.D transports us into his dark universe. With a rolling beat, a crispy snare, and roaring bassline stabs, the B1 “Just Let It Happen” inhales and exhales a mysterious energy. To close the EP, the Danish artist is remixing himself, combining the heavy drive of DJ I.D with the hearty touch of DJ Sports.
a1. Easy Touch - Aerosol
a2. Easy Touch - Vertikal
b1. DJ I.D - Let It Happen
b2. DJ I.D - Let It Happen (DJ Sports Remix)
Available: 11th June 2021
'Journey at the End of the Brain is the second release by Gianluca Salvadori, aka Pushlock, after his debut album on cassette, Healing Process. Gianluca is based in Treviso and is a real drum 'n' bass, dubstep and UK sonorities addict since always. His new album comes as a reinterpretation of these sounds, with a fresh approach to sound design and the ambition to redefine those genres through an introspective vision. This LP is a promenade across Pushlock’s brain synapses, showing his multi-genre sonic architecture across echoes of UK oriented electronic music.
Journey at The End of The Brain opens the A side with an uplifting dose of breaks; the tech junglish assault of Ghosting gets scanned by cutting drumz and large hall reverberated reese bass, perfectly fitting the soundtrack of the dirtiest dream of the perfect night out in the club. Chaotic Neutral, a wild tune reminiscent of early Source Direct, acts as the amen track of the LP which burns bright before slowing down into the mental trip-hop excursion of Purple Leaf. The A side ends with Skyline, a virtual soundscape designed with broken stabs and hypnotic atmospheres.
Hexacomb, a 160 bpm half beat driving force opening the B side represents a unique blend of syntethic textures with a dirty beat giving only a minute of breath with the entrance of those celestial strings and classic piano phrases. Urania and Cannonball cover the 140-150 BPM zone of the LP, showing the mutant dubstep infused side of Pushlock characterized by 3/4 progressions, leftfield inspired atmospheres and distorted basslines. Common Ground acts as the perfect outro, leading the listener through a cathartic path to the end of the brain.'
a2. Chaotic Neutral
a3. Purple Leaf
b4. Common Ground
Release Date: 18th June 2021
Introducing ‘SWITCH’ from Reflec, the first release on his brand-new imprint SOAKER SOUND; a label intent on exploring left-leaning club sounds as we make our imminent return to the club. A powerful statement of serious things to come; SWITCH is an ice-cold, eski 6 tracker that puts a fresh spin on the golden days of UK grime. Released on 03.05.2021 on vinyl and digital, SWITCH drops in time to soundtrack the summer and can be pre-ordered here.
The debut release from the bossman himself, Reflec takes us on a journey through the classic eski UK sound across SWITCH’s six tracks, also pulling influence from Grime, UK Techno and Dancehall. Inspired by one of the most influential strains of grime, eski, SWITCH is grime for the dancefloor and for the ravers; intense, energic, and cold as ice, Reflec updates Eski with a 2021 approach.
a1. Reflec - Switch
a2. Reflec - Chambers
a3. Reflec - Scorpio
b1. Reflec - Rituals
b2. Reflec - Sleep
b3. Reflec - Peppermint
Release Date: 25th June 2021
Ternion Sound returns to DUPLOC. This time they're bringing along several friends (and incredible producers) to present a 4-track heavyweight masterpiece.
a1. Ternion Sound & ENiGMA Dubz - The Engineers
a2. Ternion Sound & Opus - Mediator
b1. Ternion Sound & LOST - Catacombs
b2. Ternion Sound & smith. - Heart Machine
Release Date: 17th September 2021
For us at 1985 Music, our Various Artists series are extremely important to us. It not only provides a great platform to celebrate music from a wide range of artists, it enables us to promote both veterans and newcomers in the scene, and to introduce them as part of our extended family.
We have had great success with our first series of VA releases called Edition, for which there were 3 parts. This year, we present our next Various Artists release, and it is named Atlas. This LP features both established artists and newcomers to the scene, as well as label staples and label newcomers. Atlas features Deft, Visages, Drone, Nymfo, Monty, Alix Perez, Echo Brown, Foreign Concept, Headland, Sfaire, DRS, Nymfo and of course, Eprom. Atlas is a journey through numerous styles and tempos, showcasing a group of the most talented artists in bass music today.
a1. Deft - Scars
a2. Headland - Crux
b1. Drone - Fools gold
b2. Visages - Nibiru
c1. Echo Brown - Clarity
c2. Alix Perez - Blank Pages
d1. Safire & DRS - Holding On
d2. Foreign Concept - Have On Me
e1. Nymfo - Do Me No Good
e2. Visages - Sirius
f1. Alix Perez & Monty - Untitled Malware
f2. Eprom - Dangerous Sound
Release Date: 28th June 2021
PAV4N - ALL ON BLACK EP invites some serious talent to reinterpret his fire so far:
’98 style Drum & Bass from Fixate on ALL ON BLACK
Indian Classical from the don of textures, Kromestar
Epic strings and heavy Dubwise stepping collide on Hebbe’s rework of STASIS
Nascent Hip Hop stars Yung Raj and Nate08 take on the track that started it all, KARMA
PAV4N is a founding member of Foreign Beggars. Name checked at the Grammys, playing every major festival there is and hitting the UK Top Ten charts, PAV4N has been responsible for introducing wave after wave of underground music onto the world. After the highly influential multi-genre group parted ways at the end of 2019, he blasted back into view with his prolific solo project, which he describes as “A living art piece - the reality of forging a unique path in music, art and the life of a perpetual foreigner”
PAV4N is due to unveil his theatrical, highly produced live show in the UK this June/July after two years of intense development.
A1 - PAV4N - ALL ON BLACK (Hyroglifics Remix)
A2 - PAV4N - ALL ON BLACK (Fixate '98 Spesh Remix)
A3 - PAV4N - Stasis (Kromestar Redux Remix)
A4 - PAV4N - Karma (Yung.Raj & NATE08 160 Remix)
B1 - PAV4N - Stasis (Hebbe Remix)
B2 - PAV4N - ALL ON BLACK (Fixate '98 Spesh Dub)
B3 - PAV4N - ALL ON BLACK (Hyroglifics Dub)
B4 - PAV4N - Stasis (Kromestar Dub)