Release Date: 11th September 2020
Rory McPike is an artist who holds a special place in the core of Melbourne’s musical heart. His primary alias for the past 5 years, Rings Around Saturn, has been releasing sub loaded technotic synthesis with hints and glimpses of a 140 bpm’d dubstep track on the horizon — The horizon is here — Welcome.
Goose Step pays homage to the UKs 06-07 dubstep powerhouses with undeniable sound system power itself. Minimalistic on first listen, rude tune on the fourth. Goose Step is a piece we have been looking forward to pressing for a long time here on Modern Hypnosis.
All this talk about dubstep, we almost forgot about the A side!!?!!
THX Assassin has more character than Merry and Pippin in LOTR. A hot piece of dub garage combining ultra pleasing sonics with clean percussion, articulated wubs and a halfway vibe check.
Both tracks mastered and cut by Beau Thomas @ Ten Eight Seven Mastering. 180g black 12” vinyl.
a1. Rings Around Saturn - THX Assassin
b1. Rings Around Saturn - Goose Step
Release Date: 28th February 2020
2012 saw New Zealand’s Epoch release works on his own label Egyptian Avenue with UK producer Wen. Since then, looking back through his impressive discography, revisiting solo 12s, compilation releases and his 2016 album ‘Badminded’ it’s a definite clear-cut thought to acknowledge Epoch has held artistry status to his craft.
His craft being, producing somewhat twisted, hip-hop and grime pervaded, sound system- driven, low end focused UK inspired club music. Here at Modern Hypnosis, we are honoured to feature two unique tracks with that vivid Epoch stamp.
a1. Epoch - Push Back
b1. Epoch - Travelling
Release Date - 24th May 2019
After bursting on to the scene in 2017 with the dub techno stomper ‘Zulu Blues’ on Navy Cut records, Melbourne based producers Pugilist and Mystik collaborate once again, this time around with 3 tracks on Modern Hypnosis.
The A side ‘Sabu’; a unique blend of polyrhythmic Latin inspired percussion and chanting, complemented with a rolling bass line and dreamy synthesised chord progression; is a genre blending trip, sitting at 135bpm, capable of taking a set in many directions.
On the flip side, two sophistically crafted Dub-Step pieces. 'Misty in Roots’, taken from the vaults after hypnotising dances in Melbourne on dub plate for the last 3 years. Minimal, meditative, eyes down music.
'2 Steps Backwards’ (available vinyl only) is an energetic 140bpm piece. Nostalgic roots inspired 'Dub-step of old’ is infused with creative oscillating synthesis, musicality, and post modern dubbing techniques. A subtle bass line switch up on the second drop guarantees satisfaction.
a1. Pugilist & Mystik - Sabu
b1. Pugilist & Mystik - 2 Steps Backwards (vinyl only)
b2. Pugilist & Mystik - Misty in Roots
Release Date - 29th March 2019
Modern Hypnosis welcomes New Zealand’s ‘Akcept’ to the label. The Christchurch based producer has gone from strength to strength, his unique take on dubstep has had him labelled as one of the rising stars in the genre. Akcept continues to defy genre boundaries and push his sound, drawing inspiration from a wide range of musical influences such as, Hip-Hop, African rhythms and deep dub styles. After a string of releases at 140 bpm on some of the world’s leading dubstep labels (Amar, Artikal, Moonshine Recordings, Sentry), Akcept pushes the boundaries further still with two hypnotic rollers demonstrating his love for minimal dub techno and ambient styles.
A sort after dub, ‘Teachings’ is now getting the full heavyweight 12" treatment, a mesmerising dub odyssey, distant stabs create an emotive atmosphere as his signature heavy bass notes roll in, followed by a 'steppas like' riddim to lock you in the groove. Subtle dubbing, dynamic use of space, and the introduction of an alternate skank will have you in deep meditation before the drums come back in with more energy and an astute bass line.
On the flip ‘Going Around In Circles’. A thumping kick drum and groovy baseline accompanied by a classic 4/4 beat and a poignant vocal sample, blur the lines between house, techno and dub music.
‘True Rights, True Love, True Justice'
a1. Akcept - Teachings
b1. Akcept - Going Around In Circles
Released 21st September 2018
Hailing from Wellington, Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud, Scent is a newcomer to the scene but long time GC of Modern Hypnosis. His first sighting featured a track ‘Devils Dread’ on Indigo Movement’s 5-year digital compilation December 2017.
Heaving at 140 beats per minute, ‘Trax’ creates a certain energy similar to early jungle riddims. Chopped percussion, giant synth stabs, weighty driving kicks with underlining sub bass and the odd flute build the track to a halt before commencing it’s minimal technoesq break down.
‘Just a Dream’ a rooted scentimental dub which takes you deep into a place amongst your rem sleep with sparse whaling strings and swinging percs.
Scent debut solo release. One to watch.
a1. Scent - Trax
b1. Scent - Just a Dream
Released 4th May 2018
The next Modern Hypnosis sees the first official vinyl release from Another Channel. The young German producer Jonas Schachners (Another Channel) has been at the fore front of the new wave of ‘Dub Techno’ that has been lurking in the underground over the last few years. His dubbed out analog sound has left some accrediting his productions as ‘picking up where Rhythm & Sound left off’.
His debut 12” gives us two very unique tracks. The A side ‘Lord 35’ is an energetic synth driven tune which sitting at 135bpm, in a two-step style is made for the dance. The B side ‘Corruption’ sees an international connection with the original composition created in Germany by Another Channel, then the overdubbing of vocals supplied by Ethiopian vocalist Enushu Taye (The Black Jesus Experience) in her native Amharic, recorded and mixed by Mystik in his Melbourne studio. The warm analog stabs and punchy bassline accompanied with Enushu Taye’s haunting vocals makes for a beautiful piece of music.
a. Lord 35
b. Corruption (Mystik Edit feat. Enushu Taye)
Released 2nd February 2018
‘The next release on Modern Hypnosis introduces Melbourne based producer Mystik with his debut solo 12”. Two psychedelic dub techno tracks that have made the jump from dub plate after smashing the dance in Melbourne’s vibrant sound system scene in 2017. 180g vinyl.’
a. Native Tongues