Release Date: 25th September 2020
Forward ever! Sustaining the consistent support and output of subculture sound system music, Austria's eminent Dubstep label Sub Audio Records lifts the curtains on its fifth 12" vinyl release. Encapsulated devilry, 'Life Without Meaning / You Can Run Much Faster' harbours the experimental sounds of Soukah - evoking heavyweight soundscapes slathered with gratuitous amounts of black magic. The enigmatic artist follows up on recent, acclaimed releases via Rarefied and Silent Motion among others - spellbinding bass music enthusiasts once again with two masterpieces cast onto wax. Raising hell alongside, none other than the rising notables and core Sub Audio artists Kodama and Ourman return to the label for a pair of super-charged remixes - proper version business indeed. A must-have for any discerning record collector, residing in subterranean soundscapes and experimental sound system music alike.
a1. Soukah - Life Without Meaning
a2. Soukah - Life Without Meaning (Kodama Remix)
b1. Soukah - You Can Run Much Faster
b2. Soukah - You Can Run Much Faster (Ourman Remix)
Release Date - 16th August 2019
Dubwise. Seizing the spotlight for Sub Audio Records' fourth 12" pressing, Vienna's very own Scooped untethers his long-awaited debut vinyl release.
The skilled craftsman arose out of the boiling melting pot of Austria's thriving Dub and Dubstep scene and has been actively shaking up dance floors with high-grade productions since 2015 - receiving recognition from the likes of Joe Nice & Truth in the process. Musically rooted in the spirit of Reggae and Dub, the release features a collaboration with acclaimed vocalist Danny Ranks, who's gifted lyrical performance - music with a message - perfectly matches the irreproachable instrumental - a profound Dub cut succeeding in a traditional version style, drenched in tape delays and otherworldly reverb.
Turning to the B-Side, the imprint welcomes none other than the heavyweight sound system and musical veteran Dubbing Sun to the family and mixing desk - serving a super-charged signature style Stepper's remix with relentless might. Concluding the record in reflective excellence, label owner and operator Gnischrew manifests his sonic technique through an ephemeral take on the original, inducing a final instance of pressure-assisted meditation at 140 BPM.
a1. Scooped - Worldwide Slaughter (ft. Danny Ranks)
a2. Scooped - Worldwide Dub (ft. Danny Ranks)
b1. Scooped - Worldwide Slaughter (Dubbing Sun Remix)
b2. Scooped - Worldwide Slaughter (Gnischrew Remix)
Released 20th July 2018
From Bristol to Vienna to the world. Setting low frequencies in motion and onto wax once again for their third vinyl instalment, Austrian subculture bass music imprint Sub Audio has embedded itself in the scene’s melting pot since 2016, featuring esteemed artists from around the world as well as supporting the national underground. For this impending 12” the Viennese sound system music hub has procured none other than Chad Dubz - a thriving and prominent figure in the true-to-the-roots Dubstep scene. Founder and operator of Foundation Audio as well as an avid DJ and producer - the talented artist has another round of sub excursions for all of you to enjoy. The cherry on top: a gargantuan remix by sound wizard Hebbe, who’s recent outings have found their way on to venerated imprints such as J:Kenzo’s Artikal and Sleeper’s Crucial Records.
As the needle hits the A-Side, we’re being subjected to the transforming vision of modern sound system music, ‘Wisdom’ portrays a meditative journey of memorable chord stabs, surging low-end & conscious soundscapes. No frills, just sound - taking in subtle Breaks influences as it progresses through its exquisite arrangement. Pensive yet immensely forceful in its nature, authentic bass music culture in sonic form. Off to the flip side the record is taking a turn for the darker side - pure, unadulterated low frequency tremors for inclined Dubstep heads all over. ‘Stuck In The Loop’ takes us on a truly sinister journey through subterranean alleys and a sea of tastefully syncopated rhythms. Coupled with a subtle sense of despair, this one’s sure to cause damage at the dance. Taken apart and reconstructed by Dutch badman Hebbe - infusing the original with his ridiculously massive sonic signature - rest assured you will have these tunes stuck on repeat.
a1. Chad Dubz - Wisdom
b1. Chad Dubz - Stuck In The Loop
b2. Chad Dubz - Stuck In The Loop (Hebbe Remix)