Release Date - 1st March 2019
Tetrad makes a welcome return to Foundation Audio for the labels 10th 12” vinyl release, precisely a year after his debut 12” with brother Dillon aka Ahkur.
FAV010 is overflowing with big bass lines and dub influenced soundscapes which take you on a journey from beginning to end. Sound system music at its finest from the LA based dub head and a fitting way to celebrate this milestone for the label.
a1. Tetrad - Shakuhachi
b1. Tetrad - Samos
b2. Tetrad - M.I.C.
Release Date - 11th January 2019
Remy Gallet aka Quasar has been making some serious movements in the dubstep scene of late, with radio support from the likes of J:Kenzo on his acclaimed Rinse show. Here he blesses Foundation Audios new 10” hand stamped series FAVX with 2 sought after riddims that have been doing damage in the dance since their creation.
A side ‘It’s Over VIP’ is a flip of the classic Portishead tune ‘Biscuit’ - and boy, oh boy has he done the original justice and then some! The track is full of rolling basslines and percussion. Odd vocal snips from the original give space to an otherwise unrelenting track that has got classic written all over it.
B side ‘Unrealistic Voices’ with fellow Frenchman Ourman is a moodier affair with its head nodding sub bassline and eastern string melody. Full system pressure from front to back.
Quasar and Foundation Audio have pulled out all the stops on this release. Debut records don’t come much better than this, so hat’s off to Remy for this killa plate.
a1. Quasar - It's Over VIP
b1. Quasar & Ourman - Unrealistic Voices
Released 31st August 2018
The tune ‘Strength’ was written for my partner Bozanne Evans. This EP is dedicated to her.
Side note: The tracks ‘I’ and ‘Strength’ were originally going to be released as UNITY006 on the label ‘Unity Through Sound’ before they folded after their fifth release.
I didn’t want the release to go to waste so decided to put them out on my label taking advantage of the 12” format by including a personal favorite of mine ‘Life’ and Ill_Ks monstrous remix of ‘I’.
This is my most personal release to date and I hope you enjoy it.
b2. I (Ill_K remix)
Release Date: 15th December 2017
Georgio Roumans aka Zygos has been making a name for himself recently with his incredible production skills, crazy work rate and mean selection of dubplates. His hard work has been paying off recently with stellar releases on top labels Rarefied, Subaltern and Unity Through Sound. Here he brings four tracks exclusively to Foundation Audio, each with their own unique flavor and vibe, but all carrying Zygos’s signature sound - which if you didn’t already know is dark and gully as fuck and a perfect fit for the label. Essential Dubstep pressure from front to back, Zygos has smashed it again!
b2. Dwaas w/ Tosti
Release Date: 11th August 2017
Fresh off the back of a chart topping Unity Through Sound release Foundation Audio head honcho Chad Dubz comes correct with three sound system bangers ready for the dance!
Opener “Kingdom Dub” is a relentless display of dubstep pressure with its gnarly, pulsating sub twisting and turning throughout the track to devastating effect. It has been a firm favorite in Chads sets over the past year and is certified to destroy the dance floor.
As the name suggests “Space Cadet” is a wavier affair. - Its peculiar drum patterns and quirky effects combine to form a superbly strange track that retains the heavy sub sensibilities and darkness of its counterparts.
Closer “Drainpipe” keeps the dubstep fundamentals in tact with heavy subs, deranged mids, sparse atmospheres and industrial sounding percussion to create a mechanical monster, rapidly building momentum until it turns into all manner of chaos on the second drop. With FAV005, Chad Dubz has created a fine display of sound system- shaking-pure-dubstep-musical-goodness with possibly his best release yet... Essential!
Chad Dubz: www.soundcloud.com/chadgotdubz
Foundation Audio: www.soundcloud.com/foundationaudio
a1. Kingdom Dub
b1. Space Cadet
Released 24th March 2017
FAV004 is finally upon us and it comes courtesy of L.A based Cheyne Taylor Bush A.K.A Tetrad who has been on fire recently, fresh off the back of an inspired and well received ZamZam release last year. Here he is joined by brother Dillon Bush A.K.A Ahkur on opener "Ashes Fall", a seriously dark piece of music and possibly Tetrads heaviest production to date. An eerie intro with a haunting vocal sample drop into an assault of pure dubstep pressure which is sure to ignite dance floors the world over.
Flip side "Crumble" is a more stripped back affair with a nod to the classic sounds of dub with its delayed snares, skanks and FX. What really sets this tune apart though is the overwhelming power of the sub, with a weight-line so devastating it could crumble cities let alone the dance!
Here brothers Tetrad and Ahkur have succeeded in providing an outstanding plate, absolutely brimming with sound system material in its purest form. Essential.
a. Tetrad & Ahkur - Ashes Fall
b. Tetrad - Crumble
Released 20th January 2017
DTR makes a welcome return to Foundation Audio with three impeccable heaters for which you simply ain’t ready. The label starts 2017 off with a bang, as its next physical release features the eagerly awaited 'First Rhythm' backed with a dubwise collaboration with dub wizard Bukkha and man of the moment Akcept’s essential remix of label anthem 'Walls of Babylon'. Bridging the gap between Taiwan, Spain and New Zealand, DTR, Bukkha and Akcept have managed to put together a record that has been all over the news. Foundation Audio presents ‘FAV003’.
DTR has been stirring up soundsystem culture a fair bit over the past year, with his debut album showing that whatever tracks he pushes through his analogue audio chain simply turn into gold. His ‘FA018’ is still the main result of this, and is confirmed a timeless seller.
DTRs original ‘First Rhythm’ echoes the soul of dub music vibrantly; a cut that nearly overflows to that darker tip Foundation Audio is notorious for. Profound vocal lines and weighty bass lines quickly pick up to form a wild beast only DTR knows how to control. The melodica in ‘Between The Lions’ glides smoothly over a hotbed of dub fundamentals, in a joint effort with Bukkha. Its core sound forged by the duo is exactly what you need before Akcept goes off with his anthemic interpretation of ‘Walls of Babylon’. As if DTR’s original version wasn’t enough already: Akcept’s piece continues to do a serious amount of damage. For many, DTR’s forthcoming vinyl title has been a popular plate to look out for - and will most definitely fire up the bass charts in 2017. Essential listening!
a1. First Rhythm
b1. Between The Lions (ft. Bukkha)
b2. Walls of Babylon (Akcept Remix)
Released 19th August 2016
ILL_K is no stranger to the underground bass music scene with releases on top labels such as Paradise Lost, Alphacut and NORD label showcasing a wide range of styles from downtempo to jungle with his signature precision sound. Here he makes a welcome return to Foundation Audio with 2 tracks that showcase ILL_Ks skill and versatility as a producer.
‘Distortion Dub’ is a 140bpm monster with layers of distortion oozing over the heaviest of subs – hard as nails and guaranteed to shake the system!
Flip side ‘Draht’ is a 170bpm half time dubwise steppa that will appeal to anyone into the dubbier side of the music spectrum. Essential listening.
a. ILL_K - Distrotion Dub
b. ILL_K - Draht