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
Released 23rd February 2018
Truth & Youngsta to release new album under the “Shadow People” moniker.
Shadow People is a new project fresh from the studios of award-winning New Zealand production duo Truth (“Best Electronic Artist” – 2017 New Zealand Music Awards, “Best Album” & “Best EP” – 2017 Dubstep Awards) and world renowned DJ Youngsta. Over 3 years in the making, the self-titled “Shadow People” is a meticulously produced, bass-heavy peek into a post-apocalyptic landscape populated by people living in the shadows.
Shadow People features collaborations with producers Taso (Teklife) and Cimm, as well as vocal features from Animai, Spikey Tee, Ace Boogie, Lelijveld, Rosa Ward and Melanie Antonides. Sonically setting itself apart from other Truth productions, such as their 2017 album “Wilderness of Mirrors”, this release sheds layers to expose a more stripped back offering. “Shadow People” also represents the first full-length LP to be released on Deep, Dark & Dangerous, the label which won “Label of the Year” at the 2017 Dubstep Awards.
Shadow People Bio:
From the catastrophic aftermath of an alchemical experiment executed far from the reaches of hazy light in downtown Los Angeles, Shadow People emerged from the smoking ruins like cockroaches during nuclear winter. Testing sonic limitations in this new world, their transmissions began to create hope within an unstable reality, providing sanctuary for all who listened. Now, like their decaying surroundings, the Shadow People channel the dramatic, minimal and morose into lucid creation. No longer subjugated by the shackles of classification that plagued their world, they embrace mutation and forging paths untrodden.
a1. Awake Before You
a2. Ricky ft. Ace Boogie & Alicia Kiah
b1. Destroyed ft. Lelijveld
b2. Lemon Cake
Released 9th September 2016
After the first thrilling Deep, Dark & Dangerous compilation follows Truth’s next release outline named after the ‘Devils Game’ EP. Again, the duo from New Zealand is up to something with this triple tracker, which is packed with their take on the ever-evolving sound of dubstep.
They way they reach out to the world with their carefully selected set of cuts is something worth mentioning; dragging many through hell and back with a mixture of the darkest vibrations, mirroring, charming vocals – and by unloading a fatal amount of overweighing bass repository. It’s the established contrast between light & darkness that makes this lineage extraordinary.
The vibe in opener ‘Devils Game’ turns bitter sweet almost instantly, as it escalates into a contemporary jam that might remind you of their classic Tempa or DEEP MEDi catalogue. A scorching roar pulls listeners right into a vortex only Truth know how to form, unleashing a brick wall of bass, numbing vocal and intelligent sample placement that will hit the brain like blind fire. The relentless impact of such a firestarter might upset your stomachs - watch it!
Remember Devil’s Hands? See Truth’s collab with the gifted Animai and Alicia Kiah as its 2.0 exciter. This heavily sought-after dub plate hits many on a vast number of levels, whether it’s in the audible range of 30 Hz or by aiming straight for the heart. The bad boys Truth allow Animai to take her lyrical wisdom to the next level, with Alicia Kiah’s glorious efforts in playing strings in the background. Ensure to head eyes down when Smoke hits you with its powerful high.
The joint strike force is in full command with Innamind-signee Quest joining Truth’s third Deep, Dark & Dangerous operation. ‘Tunnel Vision’ deals several punches through 808 bass galore and an exotic percussion lick. It all smears salt in the wounds as the track grows in magnitude and power, slowing down the healing process and affects your vision. If you love minimalistic, hard-hitting bass music, this EP closer will easily become the track of choice.
a1. Truth - Devils Game
b1. Truth feat. Animai - Smoke (Strings by Alicia Kiah)
b2. Truth feat. Quest - Tunnel Vision