Release Date: 25th March 2022
No stranger to making sick beats in their own right, Lampa and Senncoria have teamed up to deliver 5 slices of absolute sublime music for Deep, Dark & Dangerous.
We simply had to give this release the vinyl treatment! The EP traverses the landscape of sound design from middle eastern inspired melodics, crunchy gnarly basses, triplet rollers to chill vibes, it's a diverse yet cohesive release full of high notes.
a1. Lampa & Senncoria - Things That Aren't Hats
a2. Lampa & Senncoria - Watchtower
b1. Lampa & Senncoria - Please Don't Tell
b2. Lampa & Senncoria - 0161 Skyline
Release Date: 25th February 2022
Wraz is back on Deep, Dark, & Dangerous! "Annunaki" shows the incredible progression in Wraz's production skills over the last 2.5 years.
The Annunaki, ancient mesopotamian gods and goddesses (who some believe are actually extraterrestrial beings come to earth), are perfectly encapsulated by Wraz's fusion of "ancient" influences, phrygian harmony and organic orchestral textures with futuristic electronic sound design.
The 6 track EP is a detailed journey through the Wraz sound. Huge crunchy driving basslines, big kicks, clever percussion, overlaid with orchestral elements and progressions which are a nod to Wraz's formal training as a classical composer and conductor.
Sometimes the orchestral takes over completely, "Relics" could equally come from a film score as an EP on Deep, Dark & Dangerous... but instead of the end credits, the melodies cleverly lead into the next track on the release. Overall the EP is a ride you don't want to miss. Essential for listening, DJing and collecting.
a1. Wraz - Enlil
a2. Wraz - Ereshkigal
a3. Wraz - Relics
b1. Wraz - Tiamat
b2. Wraz - Nergal
b3. Wraz - Utu
Release Date: 21st January 2022
The always impressive Mesck makes his DDD debut with the Terror Management EP. Stepping straight into uncertain future realities, Mesck's beats deliver just the right amount of bite, crunch and distortion, balanced with the heaviest bass weight known to cyber space. Anyone familiar with sets from the DDD crew will already be familiar with these tunes, which we have been itching to sneak out of Mesck's tightly-guarded vault.
a1. Mesck - Terror Management
a2. Mesck - Lithium Vision
b1. Mesck - Void Mechanics
b2. Mesck - Canto IX
Release Date: 15th October 2021
Strategy and Cartridge unveil their new alias "Regents" in the form of a 4-track EP straight out of Manchester on Deep, Dark & Dangerous.
The beats are as gritty, full and bassy as you would expect from Cartridge while Strategy's bars are as cold as they get. Both absolute masters of their craft, Regents combine to create something new, unique and quintessentially Mancunian.
This is the debut release from REGENTS which is a new project from Cartridge & Strategy...including the first single "Greengate Adhesive" which has been heavily supported from Mala, Mary Anne Hobbs, Loefah and Truth and will be released on the 28th of September '21 followed by the full ep on the 15th of October '21 on the label "Deep Dark & Dangerous"
This is a new collaborative project from two well known and established artists coming together to bring something new. Both legends in their own right, Cartridge and Strategy bring songs that contain a bit more "depth and meaning" than other projects whilst retaining the heavyweight production and intricate flows they are both known for.
"Greengate Adhesives" has already been in heavy rotation on BBC Radio 1 & 6 as well as plays on 1xtra and further afield and has already garnered a lot of attention and interest way ahead of it being announced as an initial release.
Debuted by Mala in his guest mix for Mary Anne Hobbs, it was a stand out song and was quickly "ripped" and played daily by Mary Anne who was desperately scouring the internet to find any information on who REGENTS were.
Now with the EP scheduled for release on vinyl on the DDD imprint as well as a two videos completed for the songs "Greengate Adhesive" and "Shegry" it's time to let the world know a bit more about who REGENTS are."
a1. Regents - Shegry
a2. Regents - Greengate Adhesive
b1. Regents - Nuff Noise
b2. Regents - Heritage
Release Date: 22nd January 2021
In The Joker EP, Biome shows why he is right at the very top of the game. 4 incredibly made pieces of Dubstep mastery, beautifully put together into the first Deep, Dark & Dangerous release of 2021.
Creepy intros, crunchy midbass, crisp and slick drumwork, quirky hooks and crushing sub all categorise this release. Each sample and sound meticulously positioned for maximum effect. Biome has always been the king of making sure everything is in it's right place, less is more, every piece of the puzzle has it's purpose and the whole release is a masterclass in this aesthetic.
We know you are going to love it as much as we do.
a1. Biome - The Joker
a2. Biome - Boxed
b1. Biome - Monster
b2. Biome - Never Listen
Release Date - 5th July 2019
Firing out of Wakaan on May 24th is the supercharged new EP from New Zealand’s very own TRUTH. They began working together a decade ago and ramp up the intensity for this four-track offering, which brings out their contagious, floor-filling vibe as an act.
TRUTH kick-start the EP with its title track; a busy bassline and reverbing bass notes thud out of the speakers with fiery direction and crisp rhythms. ‘Goodnight’ blends drifting vocal samples and a deep, grooving beat that has been drenched in low-end energy.
‘Creatures’ is a chance for menacing snatches of melody to infiltrate its commanding bassline, coming in thickly textured waves. The last tune here is ‘For Sure,’ again showcasing TRUTH’s knack for incorporating unique samples and coupling them with a roving, pitched down backdrop.
They say "With this EP we wanted to showcase some of the diversity of our sound. From the triplet-driven crazy energy of the title track ‘The Unexpected’ with its bouncy bassline and in your face sound design. The ravey, garage-esque intro of ‘Goodnight,’ which transforms into a snarling reese-bass monster. ‘Creatures’ is something straight out of the swampy depths, sucking you in with horror vibes. Then ‘For Sure’ is just plain weird, but catchy, upping the tempo on that one.
We've been vibing on Wakaan for a while now, so it's a real honor to be able to release a full EP of material on such a dope label. There also seems to be a massive crossover in people who enjoy the Wakaan sound and people who follow our Deep, Dark & Dangerous label. So we're really excited to see how people respond to this release, and just in general seeing what the future has in store for the scene as a whole!
Oh, and did someone say purple vinyl"?
It’s time to expect ‘The Unexpected’…
a1. Truth - The Unexpected
a2. Truth - Goodnight
b1. Truth - Creatures
b2. Truth - For Sure
Release Date - 4th April 2019
This EP is about to absolutely cement Distinct Motive’s position in the Dubstep scene as a producer who can create so much vibe while keeping things simple and straight to the point.
“Radar” was one of the picks of Outlook Festival 2018. Hearing Mala drop this track in every set and and watching the crowd go completely nuts (instant rewind) was such a treat.
All the tracks on this release have a proven record at causing a large amount of damage at the rave.
a1. Distinct Motive - Radar
a2. Distinct Motive - Itchy Fingers
b1. Distinct Motive - Loose Pimp
b2. Distinct Motive - Crazy
Repress Release Date: 26th February 2021
We’ve been fans of Samba for a few years now and have been following his progress as he’s risen to become one of the most sought after producers in the Dubstep scene today. When Sam sent us this EP, we were instantly blown away by the music.
Title track “Kings” has become a huge dubplate within the scene with support from dons like Commodo and Mala. To us the quite melodic 808 bassline harks back to early Good Looking records vibes, while the crisp fresh production and drumwork firmly places this release in 2019.
a1. Samba - Kings
a2. Samba - Paleluv
b1. Samba - Explain
b2. Samba - Haru