Release Date: 10th April 2020
Never Ready Records is honoured to release the first full length album from Deep Sky Objects (DSO), the production moniker of Stillcold Records founder Andrew Doubek and Alexander Dennis aka Eprom & one half of Shades.
A Montana native, musician, DJ and avid record collector, Doubek relocated to Berlin in 2000 for a number of years before ending up in the London Borough of Hackney. A chance meeting between the two artists while DJing in San Francisco circa 2005 led to a long running duologue of shared productions and the release of a 2011 EP on Doubek’s Stillcold Records imprint. After more than a decade in Europe representing the best of underground dance culture via his Bodymusik Radio sessions and DJing warehouse parties from East London to Brooklyn, Doubek returned to the US permanently to pursue writing & sound for film, now residing in Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, Eprom was steadily honing his productions and live shows, fusing West-Coast bass with glitch & garage induced dancefloor pressure to much acclaim, garnering support from the likes of Flying Lotus, ?uestlove, DJ Shadow, Mark Pritchard, Aphex Twin, Craze, Rustie and The Glitch Mob seeing him constantly touring and developing a distinguished reputation for his live show’s visual displays and overall art direction.
The DSO project was slowly given life over the course of the past 10 years, resulting in the Deep Sky Objects LP.
From the soulful house groove of ‘Brothers + Sisters’ to the broken bass and pummeling drum propulsions of ‘Lethwei’, ‘Shook’ and ‘Selah’ to the swung lo-fi techno of ‘Rays + Secondaries’, the artist’s shared love of astronomy, Detroit techno, UK rave and soundsystem culture has been distilled into a sonorous amalgam of insensate bass, trenchant synth finesse and densely layered rhythms. The LP comprises field recordings, found sounds, analogue synths, expert drum programming and direct instrumentation creating a Voyager record and sonic artifact intended to guide the listener’s understanding of what one epoch in electronic music meant to the space-bound inhabitants of planet earth, while it was still here...
a1. Deep Sky Objects - Brothers + Sisters
a2. Deep Sky Objects - LDN 1768
a3. Deep Sky Objects - Lethwei
a4. Deep Sky Objects - T.M.K.F.
b1. Deep Sky Objects - The Chant
b2. Deep Sky Objects - Selah
b3. Deep Sky Objects - Shook
b4. Deep Sky Objects - Rays + Secondaries
Released 20th April 2018
After numerous live performances around Europe and the release of his “A Music for Sound Systems” full length in 2017, Infrasonics’ label boss Spatial rejoins Never Ready with two productions originally aired during his 2016 MUTEK live set and lovingly mutated into NVR003.
Low frequency perturbations fusing Spatial’s sound system culture references and trademark distortion, Netz Room’s broken techno in the key of grime defines our label’s intent to release forward bass explorations. Hut 6 follows with a ten minute warp drive across the known universe in search of a unifying field theory of techno. The B-Side sees J. Tijn’s first foray on Never Ready with a bruk & bass out genetic resequencing of Netz Room, while Munstac returns with a sub heavy 4/4 interpretation of the title track.
Never Ready Records' third release in our establishing tetralogy continues with cover artwork from Nerog, 180g coloured vinyl and a limited pressing of 300 units.
a1 Netz Room
a2 Hut 6
b1 Netz Room (J.Tijn Remix)
b2 Netz Room (Munstac Remix)
Released 14th July 2017
Never Ready Records welcomes Dublin's Major Grave to the label delivering Grime, Garage and Dubstep munitions from the Major's sonic arsenal, decimating all that lays in his path.
"Take Charge" drops like a depth charge of shimmering bass cannons and 2-step snaps. Waxing lyrical with "If You Want" sees Grave notch the mood down and get melodic, while still keeping proceedings bouncy. The B-Side is reminiscent of early FWD days with the woofah bass galore of "S.W.A.T" and the dark transient melodies of "Dem Nevah Ready".
From Dublin's first Boiler Room event to 12”s released on Big Dada , Local Action , Sulk and with years behind the MPCs as part of Ireland's premier underground bass crew ‘Standard’, Major Grave cements his position as a force to be reckoned with in the instrumental grime and bass scene.
Never Ready Records' second release in a four part salvo of underground ordnance continues with cover artwork from Nerog, 180g coloured vinyl and limited pressing of 300 units.
a1. Take Charge
a2. If You Want
b2. Dem Nevah Ready
Released 11th November 2016
‘Sound of Palladio’ is the first in a four part series of limited 12" pressed to 180g coloured vinyl, with a single piece of cover artwork commissioned from Italian artist NEROG spanning throughout the series. Never Ready Records’ inaugural release sees Venetian techno & bass house experimentalist Munstac veer between the echoing sub bass chambers and angular staccato momentum of “The Cathedral” to the more drawn out drum rolls and flutter of “The Theatre”. Along the way, East London’s Spatial helms a mighty 132 BPM jungle break refix of “The Cathedral” whipping up that trademark hectic fervor the Infrasonics label boss has previously delivered on the likes of “WNCL & Stillcold”.
a1. The Cathedral
b1. The Cathedral (Spatial Throwback Dub)
b2. The Theatre