Released 18th September 2015
Since his first forays into the limelight Sam Binga's name has become synonymous with some of themost forward-thinking, genre-defying electronic music to have emerged from the UK in recent years.
With a string of successful releases on Critical and Exit garnering support from the likes of Pitchfork,FACT, Resident Advisor and XLR8R with radio endorsements from BBC Radio 1's Mistajam,Friction, Toddla T, B Traits, Rinse FM and more, Critical Music now present his debut long player 'Wasted Days'.
An album of pure street-felt expressionism drawing influence from global multicultures, his cascading eclecticism runs throughout making for a raw, uncompromising journey trueto the Sam Binga sound.
a1. Sam Binga feat. Warrior Queen - Wasted Days
a2. Sam Binga feat. Redders - Badman Skin
a3. Sam Binga - One6Nine
b1. Sam Binga feat. Redders & Rider Shafique - Pound 4 Pound
b2. Sam Binga- I Tol U
c1. Sam Binga feat. Rider Shafique - Mind & Spirit
c2. Sam Binga & Hyroglifics - Dark Day
d1. Sam Binga feat. TT The Artist - Bad Bish
d2. Sam Binga & Om Unit - Reclaim
An addition to Red Bull Music Academy class of 2015 Hyroglifics is a name stirring up excitement across electronic music for his genre bending take on 170 breakbeat.
Having previously released on Critical's digital only Binary series he now makes the step up to full-blooded Critical release for his new EP.
Vinyl includes MP3 of full seven track release including 3 digital exclusive tracks.
1) No Drama
2) Cloud Cover
5) Thoroughbred ft. Redders (digital exclusive)
6) Each & Every (digital exclusive)
7) Little Heart ft. Bogues (digital exclusive)
a1. Hyroglifics - No Drama
a2. Hyroglifics - Cloud Cover
b1. Hyroglifics & Halogenix - Hallelujah
b2. Hyroglifics - Astraya
2x12" Repress w/ Free 320k MP3
Ivy Lab return for 2015 with their most ambitious and most accomplished EP yet, spanning across the most pearlescent of D&B through to rough, rugged glitch and raw half time grooves.
Adding extra freshness is man of the moment Sam Binga and Brighton based El Train, each bringing their own take on the Lab sound.
A stunning collection of work presented on multiple formats including limited edition vinyl with hand-crafted packaging from the Ivy Lab boys themselves.
a1. Ivy Lab - Twenty Questions
b1. Ivy Lab - Gomeisa
c1. Ivy Lab - Forex
d1. Ivy Lab - Slinky
d2. Ivy Lab - Two By Two
Kicking off 2014 in the most spectacular fashion, Critical Music enters its 12th year with its biggest artist compilation to date. Painstakingly put together by label boss Kasra over the past year ‘Underground Sonics’ is an exciting overview of modern day drum & bass showcasing the true dexterity of one of the most well regarded, independent electronic music labels in the UK today. Kasra has pulled out all the stops, sifting through his phone book to enlist the talents of some of the biggest and most exciting producers in the game.
Noisia, Dub Phizix, Enei, Phace, Sam Binga and Kasra himself all make sterling contributions that make for an album of the best of Underground Sonic expression.
"It’s been a few years since our last fully fledged label compilation so I wanted to ensure this one was as vital as possible. For me this album truly encapsulates the essence of Critical, a balanced mix of all that’s exciting about this music - heads down lights out rollers, experimental side steps and some slightly more aggressive attention grabbers. This album is made up of tracks by the core Critical acts alongside a select group of label friends and for me is a snapshot of where the label is at now and where it is heading." - Kasra
a. Dub Phizix - The Clock Ticks
b. Ivy Lab - Baby Grey
c. Foreign Concept & MC DRS - Falling Stars
d. Sam Binga ft. Redders - Lef Dem