Released 23rd February 2018
5th installment on the hand-stamped imprint and giving a warm welcome to the sound system warrior who goes by the name of Tetrad, with releases on the mighty ZamZam Records. Also welcoming back to the label is man like Headland collaborating with Tetrad on the B side.
a. Tetrad - Green Crack
b. Tetrad & Headland - Crossed Out
Released 31st March 2017
The UK-based imprint Unity Through Sound, founded in late 2016, has already been declared a household name in the contemporary bass music scene, and that with good reason. Their already- sold-out debut record by spirited Headland (NZ) has been taking great strides in the scene, rattling bodies left and right. Clearly demonstrating the labels skillful aptitude towards releasing firey material at just the right time. Bringing forth nothing but pure, condensed amalgamations of weight and groove. Keeping the spotlight on their side after a short breather, they’re now back with another weighty vengeance - mighty Chad Dubz at the controls for the second installment, catalogued as ‘UNITY002’
Based in Bristol, the ‘Foundation Audio’ label owner Chad Dubz knows his way around bass. Also having released on imprints like Cue Line, Indigo Movements, Hold Tight Records, the man is perfectly aware of the specifics of relentlessly unleashing highly regarded material from time to time again. Further embedding the claim, he’s already been on the airwaves on prestigious formats like Rinse FM, Radar Radio and GetDarker TV, as well as the renowned Sub FM among others.
Lowering the turntable stylus on Side A, the listener is met with sparsely layed out hats, reeling in the attention as eerie thumps reverberate, making way for the sound of a match being lighted. The sound is then set ablaze, furiously being pushed forward through its deep-rooted sub routine. Its foundation is accompanied by the odd, but carefully selected foley sample, echoeing away alongside the exquisite feast for ears and body. Aptly named ‘Drained’, feeling it on a big rig, will definitely leave us gasping for air and grasping for steady ground. The same has to be said for the B-Side, as we’re flipping the record, the listener is met with dubbier inclinations through use of catchy organ chord staccati and rastafari-esque vocal ramblings - all the while preserving every ounce of weight. UK-based Chad Dubz goes all out with his EP, discharging two authoritative full- body-experiences. Needless to say, the release can safely be expected to sell out rather sooner than later, so make sure not to miss the pre-order. A hot record for the lovers of bass weight...
a. Chad Dubz - Drained
b. Chad Dubz - Dubaholic
Released 16th December 2016
After months of preparations, the UK based label Unity Through Sound is proud to step forward and announce its existence. Darren Underhill, the head honcho (that goes under the ‘Sound Unknown’ alias) of the newly established imprint, aims to bring unique artists and their refreshing take on dub and roots influenced bass music straight to vinyl.
The imprint introduces its vinyl-only operation, catalogued as ‘UNITY001’, with cuts from the New Zealander ‘Headland’. The producer & DJ has caused great uproar the past two years with his distinct sound that contains the raw, loose DMZ-esque aesthetics from back in the day.
He has been able to deliver his twisted take on haunting tones, bass weight exercises and personal insanity on respected labels such as FatKidOnFire, Well Rounded Records and Deep Dark & Dangerous. This all, with much more on the horizon, will follow from the kiwi soon. Make sure to keep an eye on a rising talent from six feet below.
Headland’s first blastoff ‘Tapescho’ is all about distorted reality caused by a manic bassline, which floats on an evil bed of ghost-esque shapes. Together they rule the sediment of this creepy crawler, which escalates into a trance-inducing affaire that will strike the unheard. The producer continues to let you lose your mind with the help of B-side ’Midnight Drive’, which hits you from a slightly different angle. Although there are other ingredients present, it’ll slowly drive you off a cliff. Careful listeners will identify unheard tones that’ll cause nausea and paranoia. Watch out: The producer does what he does best to unleash his wholehearted mind games.
Unity Through Sound is ready to build on the right foundation of dub and roots influenced bass music in order to push its sound to higher grounds. With Headland being its first signee, it hopefully sets the tone in order for you to follow the label’s progressive intelligence.
a. Headland - Tapescho
b. Headland - Midnight Drive