Explicit reviews & insights to some of our favourite releases.
VALE is the home for expressive and innovative bass music, growing as a trademark for quality Electronica, from House to Garage, Drum & Bass to Halftime. The label released 5 singles back in fall, furthering the diverse palette we all love VALE for.
This new offering, ‘Waves from Within’ is a fantastic piece of work showcasing his ability to mix raw Hip Hop elements with the sludgy, murky side of Halftime/Beats music which we absolutely love.
The guys at VALE never cease to amaze me. Never sticking to one genre and always working to push the next wave of artists into the spotlight is something they continue to do release after release. Returning this time they bring us the ‘Manticore’ EP by the mighty Result.
Upscale’s Frequent has been putting out some serious weight this year with tracks such as ‘Tension Coil, ‘The Goop’ and more recently ‘Forest Fires’ which was covered last month by one of our own.
MethLab Recordings are known for releasing some of the most intricately designed and forward thinking bass music in the scene, and their latest instalment in the INTEGRAL AESTHETICS series sticks to that.
Subseqence is the name Brian Rothstein gives to his fast growing project of what he calls an “immersive, sub driven, synthetic energy exchange.” Utilising his skills as a multi-instrumentalist to incorporate an organic feel, he seamlessly blends this concept into the realm of electronic music.
Renraku has been synonymous with intelligent-design beat music since the very start, and their latest 11 track offering from Bolten M really affirms that.
With features on SATURATE, collaborations with Mad Zach, starting an audio company, and lest we forget his incredible 'Depth EP' on MethLab, the work rate that yunis displays is unquestionable.
Russian Drum and Bass duo, Abstract Elements (Bop and Diagram) contribute their first EP to MethLab. They bring forth 4 tracks that all fall under a fresh Drum and Bass mantle, neatly fit in what they would like to call Buckweath Funk (ГРЕЧАФАНК): a dark left field relative of Neurofunk.
Frequent and Hudson Lee are among two of the most technical producers heading out the scene currently. The duo released their innovative track entitled ‘Windows’ earlier this year which left many begging for more.
A man who has been pushing a unique sound in Manchester for some years. When discussing forward-thinking bass music, Hypho is certainly a name to mention. We had a catch up about the year he's had, and delve into his backstory and plans for the future.
More than two years after first releasing with The Rust Music, Malakai is back on the label to show off his ‘Odd Views’ EP, which features two collaborations from Denver based producers pheel, Thought Process, and with cuts from Bogtrotter.
Tasteful and incredibly detailed, 'Twelve Twenty Two' bridges the gap between sound-design laden beats, cinematic motifs, and other experimental genres of dance music.
Aside from providing refreshing left-field music, this release was also set up as a fundraiser for Austrian producer Voljum, to help him get a new laptop, continue pursuing his career and share his talent with the world.
The mighty Methlab Recordings unleash the tenth chapter in their BNKR series and this one is no joke. This time around, Serbian heavyweight MISSIN is here to take us on a journey with Optechnika.
The boys over at SATURATE! RECORDS are known for pushing experimental, heavy and bass driven halftime tunes. This time around they bring us the latest body of work from LA based producer, Keenan Mathias in the form of 'A Tremendous Interstellar Anomaly'.
Hybris delivers us a new single on his left-field outlet, Pseudoscience Recordings. The sixth installation packs two drum and bass tracks, both flavored by the Czech-based sonic experimenter.
Released under the new and rising label, Outer Realms, owned by EDM’s mastermind, Minnesota, Abelation continues to amaze audiences with his latest work, Catharsis. It is clear that Abelation went above and beyond to perfect this EP to be something truly different in the bass music world.
It would be hard to be unbiased on this chronicle because Shades represent one of my biggest influence in bass music, and I am very excited every time when they is new stuffs from this duo composed with Alix Perez and Eprom.
Halogen Music is a Belgian based record label, famous for experimenting on the edges between jungle, DnB, Halftime and Footwork. In the past they’ve released such artists as Corrupted, Digid, Danny Scrilla, Mystic State, J.Nomad, TMSV and a host of other producers from around the world.
VALE has made it difficult for us this time. Axon Vol.1 is a collection of tunes that share as many distinctions to each other as they do similarities. All tracks share a sense of engaging storytelling where the kind of story being told, the ‘mood’ if you will, differs greatly.