Kromestar and N-Type join forces again with the release of long awaited “Nu Era Dub” and “Mutants” on limited White label vinyl. This marks the first of many new collaborations they have made for the launch of their new label “Krome & Type Recordings”.
“Nu Era Dub” was originally made as a Dubplate for N-Type to play at Outlook Festival. It went down with great reception and gained support from Caspa, Loefah, Big Kani, Spooky, Hatcha, Lost, Sicaria Sound, Kelly Dean, Cimm, Mr K, Sepia, Joe Nice, J Kenzo, Finwa Distance & Darkside to name a few.
“Mutants” Is a Jungle inspired 140bpm roller, reminiscent of days gone by. This has gained exclusive support from Loefah, Benton.
Break is back with new material for 2020, kicking off the year with his new single on Symmetry. Armed with a with a plethora of new material for the decade, this release is the first instalment of Break tunes and remixes set to drop this year.
Digging out some old equipment and combining this with new outboard studio toys Got A Feelin’ was created with a minimal but big sounding approach. Giant wobble bass and grinding 808’s keep this stepper moving through the sub switches and vocal stings.
Sesame Seeds pays homage to the famous jungle break heard on countless records but utilising many of the unused and unheard variations of the original breakbeat. Starting from scratch combining new edits and patterns, this subby Jungle roller has a reminiscent sound, but with a sonic twist keeping things fresh.
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.
Skatebård (aka Bård Aasen Lødemel) is warmly welcomed back to the Bordello. Following 2013´s Love in the Night comes a 12” of quite a different hue. Colour Negatives collects three brand new tracks from the Digitalo founder. The late night rave funk session of “Fujicolor Pro 400H” spikes and spins on beams of concentrated energy. Those same infectious hooks dawn into the flip. “Agfachrome RSX II” is bright, clean and joy filled; Skatebård delivering pure goodness to nurture any bodies beginning to flag. Paranoia and the break of day enters with “Kodak Portra 800”, a minimal two stepping demon that cuts like vinegar. Shape shifting synthesizer sounds from an artist who simply ignores genres.
Inner Surface Music is proud to present the next release from Endlec.
The talented Greek producer has been cementing his name in the techno scene over the past 6 years with his own take of raw sounding techno.
`Stronger Than Fear´ kicks the EP off with its tough and infectious groove. This is classic techno with a modern touch, sharp stripped percussion plays with the syncopated stab and melodic sequence for pure dance floor tension. `Strictly Havoc´ is a more distorted affair the distorted kick plays with the percussion feeling loose and scatty to create swing against the twisted and demented melodies of the synth line.
`SKG Electrik´ - this is Endlec showing how simplicity can destroy any dance floor. Tight rhythmic percussion and heavy kick drum meander and slip along the surface while the stab is only adding to the momentum and pressure of this steam train.
`SKG Electrik´ (Makaton Cordyceps Remix) - to close the ep we have a remix from one of the original UK techno innovators, Makaton. The remix starts with a hypnotic passage of endlec´s original stabs rearranged into something more psychedelic and spaced out. In true Makaton form we drop into a deep and dark driving section of stripped back drums before melting into the hypnotic stabs to crescendo as we slowly dissolve away into the darkness.
The lead track on the EP "Fallen", is a multi-genere, one of a kind of track. It's wide spread influences and unique sound make it hard to place in a box. Its pitched vocals along with heavy rises and reverberated claps make for high tension and emotive music. A truly exciting piece of music the entire way through. 'Wasp' this slow intense build makes way for heavy distorted disjointed emotional drops. 'Snow' is an ode to British beat making. Hip-hop/grime/garage influences put this a very hard to categorise piece of music. Again, Emotional melodies and harmonies along side solid knocking drums make this a remarkable piece of modern electronic music.
The A-side opens with the warehouse rattling ‘Coming’, a rollercoaster introduction to the hedonism that awaits. A breakbeat-fuelled homage to the UK raves of the late 80s and early 90s.Following this is ‘Wide-Eyed And Painless’, a ferocious 7min exploration into the belly of the rave that sees the dials firmly cranked up to 11 as the strobes flicker ever faster and the mind begins to transcend the party.
Kicking off the B-side is ‘Bad Advice’ a storming breakbeat / hardcore number packed full of rolling drums and swirling percussion. This is the sound of the sunlight creeping into view as the party keeps on driving forward.
Rounding off the EP is ‘Gettin’ Out (Unhappy Hardcore Mix)’ a sublime piece of breakcore / hardcore that sits just as comfortably on Of Paradise as it could on Suburban Base or Planet Mu. A 166bpm piano fuelled weapon that draws the curtain down on a real tour de force release from Swindon’s finest.