Release Date - 7th December 2018
Infernal Sounds embraces two new artists with the 12th release to date on the label. This time, it's the combined energy and musical flow of Bukkha and Subtle Mind, featuring guest vocals from Bristol's Dutchie, alongside a sax cut of the title track. Having already branched across numerous different styles during the label's journey thus far, this EP signifies the more vibey sound, with dub-orientated elements and instrumental input. This EP may not be a dance floor destroyer, but will certainly put you in a rhythmic, feel good mind frame, through the three beautifully composed tracks.
a1. Bukkha & Subtle - Words (feat. Dutchie)
b1. Bukkha & Subtle - LAX
b2. Bukkha & Subtle - Words (Sax Cut)
Repress Released 11th August 2017
In the wake of the hugely successful IFS002 from Sepia earlier this year, rising deep dubstep label Infernal Sounds returns with a release from Illusive German heavyweights Shu and Causa, who bring their nuanced, earthy meditation on Dubstep to IFS003. Both sides of IFS003, from collaborative A side Dubhelmet, to B-sides Dawn Chorus and System One, are filled to the brim with minimal, sound system vibes and analogue sound design.
a1. Causa & Shu - Dubhelmet
b1. Causa - Dawn Chorus
b2. System One
Release Date - 1st February 2019
Infernal Sounds brings forth the lucky number 13 with a bone-crunching EP from Bristol's finest, Chad Dubz. Having already enjoyed a successful run of releases during 2018, he steps up with a variety of tracks showcasing the hidden depths to his productions, bridging the gap between dubstep and grime, eloquently.
There's plenty of different flavours across all three tracks which have been providing damage to many clubs across the world over the past few months, and arrives to you on a heavy-weight 180g plate.
a1. Chad Dubz - Wrath of God
b1. Chad Dubz - Dilemma
b2. Chad Dubz - Fuck 'em
Released 5th October
Infernal Sounds welcomes their newest member to the imprint, Dark Tantrums. After a brief hiatus from releasing music, the producer who's had previous EP's out on both Deep Medi and GetDarker is back with a bang. From the millitant march of 'Command', to the distorted and twisted mind of 'Darkside', with 'Time Warp' rounding things off in a typical old-school fashion, this EP will knock your socks off and deliver a punch for the dance floor. IFS011 not only displays his ability to adapt his style under the 140 spectrum, but continues to prove why he's one of the most underrated artists to grace the scene.
b2. Time Warp
Release Date: 2nd February 2018
The 9th release from the Infernal Sounds imprint is probably the darkest and most twisted yet. Hailing from Ireland, Darkimh brings forth his own invigorating style of bass music, and his first to appear on 12”. Backed by a remix from none other than Malleus, and a collaboration with Taiko, this EP is not to be messed with. Every side of the 180g plate will unleash energy and force onto any dance floor.
a1. Chain Smoker
b1. Eclipse (Malleus Remix)
b2. Taiko & Darkimh - Unwarp
Release Date: 1st December 2017
The 8th instalment on Infernal Sounds comes from the mind of Bristol based, DE-TÜ. Intricate sound design and dubwise pressure reigns supreme throughout this three track EP, all armed and ready to annihilate any dance floor.
b1. Wicked Skank
Release Date - 29th March 2019
The next IFSXXX white label, vinyl-only is here. For the second instalment, Infernal Sounds welcome Bristol based duo, DE-TÜ to the platter and dish up a weighty two-tracker ready to rattle the rib-cages far and wide. The duo have been making seismic waves the past couple years, having already released on IFS' main catalogue, alongside a killer EP on White Peach, it's only fitting they deliver yet another top drawer EP for this series.
IFSXXX001 from Sir Hiss managed to sell 500 copies in 30 minutes, with the follow-up 500 copies also selling out within days. So if that's anything to go by, this will be snapped up in quick fashion.
With the release already receiving support from Mala, Sicaria Sound, Kahn & Neek, Bukkha, among many more, it's a solid addition to any record bag.
1 copy per person
a1. DE-TU - Tried By Tu
b1. DE-TU - Waiting For Jah
Released 12th May 2017
Infernal Sounds are back with their 6th release on the label, this time with the combined minds and talent of Japanese based artists, Karnage and the infamous Rider Shafique on vocals. The A side, ‘Realise’ providers a weighty influx, featuring the elemental voice of Rider, backed by a rugged roller in the form of ‘Bayside Shakedown’ on the B side.
a. Realise ft. Rider Shafique
b. Bayside Shakedown
Released 22nd January 2016
After much anticipation Infernal Sounds finally bring their first musical offering to the table with a 2 tune vinyl and 3 tune digital release from the one and only Perverse. They're a fitting duo to honour the introductory release on the label, branching out from an already highly successful life on Youtube. With merch and even more news on the way, it's fitting this release sees the light of day now with a release just into the new year planned, so get saving those pennies.
Side A 'IO' starts with an airy intro with light highs and snares dancing around an atmospheric flutter. It builds brilliantly to a rigorous roller, with surging bass lines and a continued medley of interestingly arranged drums. With complex joints between growling notes, this tune does not disappoint and gets the release off to a fantastic start. On side B 'Aye Aye', a weightier track with a slightly more stomping element against the first tune's rolling atmosphere. The highs in this tune are perfection, dancing around the bass lines creating a really tangled but organised collection of sounds around a rigid bass line. The minimalistic notes in the later bars only add to the rising vibes of this tune, concluding the tunes included on the vinyl.
a. Perverse - IO
b. Perverse - Aye Aye
Released 7th July 2017
The eternal sunshine of Infernal Sounds returns for their seventh installment of vinyl releases - yet another high-pressure 12" curated by the fierce UK-based imprint. Seeking to maintain their hefty presence, Infernal Sounds invites a revered bass music producer out of San Francisco by the name of Saule - joined by a mean-spirited remix from Chestplate's Mesck. FatKidOnFire, one of UK's most regarded publications, states: "One of the hottest Dubstep records of 2017".
a1. Cure Dem
b2. Suede (Mesck Remix)
Released 13th July 2018
Infernal Sounds reaches a milestone by welcoming one of their previous family members, Sepia back onto 12”. This time though, he plates up an emotion packed four tracker which delivers all the bass-fuelled brawn you’d come to expect, with a dusting of pure bliss and musical energy. It’s a journey from start to finish, and a collection of tracks which can change any dynamic within the club depending on the vibe you’re looking for.
The release will be on 180g vinyl and It’ll be the first in the series to feature full sleeve artwork, designed by Emily Dayson.
b2. Sekhmet (ft. Tailored Sound)
Released 29th April 2016
Moving on from the debut release on the label from Perverse, Bristol based Sepia brings his eclectic but richly produced minimalism to IFS002, a collection of contemplative, abstracted dubstep from the Bristol based producer. Having had his music supported by numerous figurehead artists around the globe, alongside releasing on labels such as Mindstep, Indigo Movement and the latest, on Joe Nice’s Gourmet Beats, Sepia makes his subsequent physical release on Infernal Sounds.
Title track Laid To Rest lays down a minimal, slow building introduction, fat, sound design within an ambient framework, jazzy guitar samples rest nicely along subtle stab of sub bass. The minimal sound design and slowly reverberating bassline, mixed in with fat, monolithic stabs and static atmospheric pads perfectly lays down the comedowny tone of IFS002.
Remember is the most conventional of the three tracks on the release, building on the chilling vibes with a mid-paced slab of healthy, upbeat zootskank, with almost tribalistic drum patterns rattling alongside a hooky, echo-ing mid paced LFO bassline, evoking an almost psychedelic vibe, laid back but perfectly movable, designed for front row madness.
Closing track Separation winds things down with it’s ambient, glitchy waves of reverberating subs into the mix, driven by shining ambient bass and synths and drifting alongside an abstrused drumbeat, communicating a contemplative, end of the night vibe, one to be pumped gently through the headphones to battle that post rave sadness.
Sepia continues in the tradition of many artists in 2016 and pushes the boundaries, not once breaking into worship or revival. He brings his trademark dreamy sound design, nestled within conventional Dubstep structure in an atmospheric context, laying down a varied, atypical sounding release, rewarding those extra spins on the table with beautifully mastered depth and listenability.
a. Sepia - Laid To Rest
b. Sepia - Remember
Repress shipping by 30th March 2018
Strictly 1 Per Customer!
As the first in a new series, IFSXXX001 presents tracks from one of the most interesting newcomers of late, Sir Hiss. The A side, ‘Danny Uzi Vert’, was hailed as the track of Outlook Festival for 2017, while the B side, ‘Taj Mahal’ has received support from a variety of DJ’s over the previous year. This series is a white label, vinyl-only release.
a1. Danny Uzi Vert
b1. Taj Mahal
Repress Out 26th May 2017
Infernal Sounds is discharging its fifth hefty, system-affine release, adding another highly regarded talent to their roster. Having featured revered producers like Von D, Sepia, Causa, Shu & Perverse, the label has clearly positioned itself in the front row seat of the modern dubstep movement. Representing a combination of upholding the values of system music with a 21st-century take on sound - the next release, catalogued as ‘IFS005’ is stylistically congruent and adds to the discography in total.
It is now time for highly talented Sub Basics (Tom Woods) to augment the imprint’s discography with his ridiculously massive incarnation of bass music. His debut vinyl release on the Canadian imprint ‘Visceral Vibrations’ in 2015 has garnered ample amounts of positive reception by esteemed figures in the scene like Versa, Syte and J:Kenzo. After an equally praised 10” dubplate release (“Give Dem”) in 2016, we now find ourselves in the silence before the thunderstorm, that is this very record. His upcoming release includes three tracks, two of which will feature on vinyl (A. Horus/ B. Cartel), while the third ‘Northern Lights’ will be a Bandcamp-exclusive.
Diving into the sound at hand, his arrangements are closely aligned and firmly true to the origins of Dubstep - conjugated with extreme clarity, as well as preposterous amounts of weight and gravitas. The impeccable execution of his minimalistic sound design will leave this release rumbling on soundsystems around the globe – and will most stay a fan’s favourite draw from the record bag for a good while.
Perfectly displaying a refined sense of dynamics with ‘Horus’, Sub Basics effortlessly squeezes every available ounce of air out of the system, while preserving an immense sense of space. The highly infatuating groove of ‘Cartel’ is mingled with a sweltering foundation - tied together through his meticulous attention to detail. As etheral pads complement the gnarly drum reverberations and bird’s cries recoil - the listener is left in a surreal world of the ‘Northern Lights’ - apprehended by the sonorous magnitude of the bassline. Completed by creamy atmospheres with tape-echo-esque characteristics, this whole release is sure to tick all your boxes from top to bottom - IFS005 has already received support from J:Kenzo & Foamplate among others, therefore the pre-order is strongly advised.
Released 14th October 2016
"Following on from the burgeoning experimentalism of last year’s criminally underrated Castle Life LP, Von D returns to his roots with IFS004. Standing out against a sea of tired, static bassweight the duo of heavyweight, atmospheric bangers - centered around old school, analog sound design- bring a curious fusion of old and new to the table.
Opener ‘Cross of Hendaye’ is a crystalline piece of tear up madness, incorporating a hyperactive storm of energetic bass against the backdrop of a deeply buried wall of ambience. Second track ‘Finis Gloriae Mundae’ is very much in the same vein as the first track, taking a more laidback approach, with a skankin’ rhythm providing the backbone to a snarling stomper of a tune."
a. Cross of Hendaye
b. Finis Gloriae Mundi