LA-based electronic wizard Amon Tobin teams up again with Dutch composer and producer Thys (Noisia) for their cinematic ‘Ithaca’ EP. The fractal five-track offering is an odyssey into the unknown, carefully constructed, intricately layered and arranged with purity of intent. Ithaca’ is an unnerving feast for the ears with a distinct curative vibe. It makes for a wholly immersive and atmospheric experience, delivered by two artists at the top of their creative game.
Forced BalanceRob HesPursuit
Synergies come when great minds think alike. Rob Hes and Raphael Mader join forces for another worthy addition to the Pursuit catalog. Deep progressive fans will enjoy this melancholic, enthralling and spellbinding EP that calls out to all the parts of the sonic spectrum. After their EP on Fur Coat's Oddity we have a guest appearance from Paris natives Esoteric Circle. They take the original Bloodlines and craft it into something truly unique. Mesmerizing arps filled with white noise grit. This EP could easily be the basis of a minimix. Enjoy.
GestoGuido FlichmanAula Magna Records
Barriers dispelled, distances dissolved, freedom empowered. Through gesture, movement reconnects intuition into sonic exploration. Guido Flichman lands boldly on Aula Magna with his outstanding release ‘Gesto’. Brimming with musicality, the album travels across the artist’s relentless vocation for expansive sound design, resulting in seven highly expressive songs of audacious electronica. We gladly welcome Flichman into the fold, looking forward to the captivating sonic worlds he will continue to gestate.
PymanderSqualpatThe Rust Music
One year after the release of Packaging Solutions, his collaborative debut with fellow Rust artist Tygris, Squalpat has put the final seal of approval on his paramount solo release; "Pymander". An ode to atmosphere and specificity, each track is an exploration of distinct attitudes and emotions. Coupling contemporary composition with eclectic textures and full-spectrum sound design, the EP exemplifies the potency of additive arrangements and rhythmic simpatico. Designed for precision and fidelity, Pymander is the first foray into a lifetime of study on the fundamentals of sound and music.
orisonbil blessAddictech Records
orison noun, archaic pronounced : or·i·son /ˈôrəsən,ˈôrəzən/ definition : a prayer. bil bless was Addictech Records' first official release in 2007 (under the alias Son of the Electric Ghost), and in 2020 he has continued to trust us to represent what could be his greatest release to date "orison" A culmination of all of his experience as a musician and producer brings us to the current tone that bil has summoned onto the airwaves. Incredible production and sound design embrace the carefully crafted melodies and rhythms that drift from your speakers. bil takes us deeper into his sound, through futuristic hi-fi, and dare we say an emotional sonic output. There is only one bil bless. He's never imitating other sounds as he forges his own humble legacy with brazen honesty.
Odyssey EPHEFTInception Audio
Drum and Bass that is founded on atmospheric crackles building deep minimal vibes that are softened with echoing vocals and lush pad work. HEFT navigates a sublime, sensual roller that is mysterious and uplifting in equal measures.
Heavy WoollenAl BradleyJealous Records
The spectrally talented Al Bradley delivers proper progressive house for "Heavy Woollen", and deep tech house for "Microdistrict". The release is perfectly finished by signature classic house vibe with the Brett Starr remix!
Tulum is back once again. This time the boys bring a deep progressive sleeper hit in the flesh to the party. Purple Haze is one of those rare finds with a melody that will be instantly recognizable for years to come. Slowly grooving along, this is our summer anthem during this strange limbo of festivals and clubs. Alberth delivers a unique vision of his own, putting the lead of Purple Haze up front in our faces with strong brasses and an additionally delicious groove.
Critical Presents: Binary Vol.21WaeysCritical Music
Waeys makes his debut on Critical’s Binary series with four lockdown gems that show why the young Dutchman’s music is becoming such hot property. From the epic intro of ‘Ephemeral‘ through the scattering ‘Mist‘ and the huge collaboration with Was A Be, this is hi-grade drum & bass with the coveted Critical seal of approval.
Shape Shifter EPVersalifeDelsin Records
For the first time Versalife appears on Delsin. Having released multiple albums and EPs as Conforce, the prolific Rotterdam based producer now brings a lush electro four-tracker to the Delsin electronic series. Over the course of four tracks he creates a warm and emotive playfield of flawless bassline drifters and atmospheric sound design.
"The Leisure Lands EP is a collection of tracks that we feel could live in the same painting. In one corner, there are morning tones, calmness outside, and a little blue hint in the sky that the sun is coming out but isn’t here yet. In another corner, there are psychedelic rituals and ceremonies taking place. Over the past year, we selected projects that fit the image of this painting. We have been using some exciting new software and instruments to add new audio to our productions. Lately, primarily Kiloheartz Multipass, field recordings, our new cello, other oddities that one might find in their home, and digital synthesis." - Audeka
SupaSaiyan and his SP-404 sampler return to the fold, with his first solo release on the label. The EP was originally self-released back in 2018, and we feel it deserves to be heard by a wider audience. Smho Wal has re-mastered the entire project and have a limited complete with screen prints and an exclusive remix of the closing track by Fat Rocky 50's. Dope, smoked out, head nod beats.
Memory EPoJaeAddictech Records
Australian artist oJae steps outside of mind and body with an impressive ambient and deep downtempo journey. Dive into an audio abyss within the "Memory EP" and look inward to vast caverns washed in reverb and chilled out hypnotic rhythms. Regardless if your eyes are closed or open the vision is the same, oJae constructs a delicate faberge egg of sound trickling with edits and glitches in just the right dosage.
Red Giant ProjectRed Giant ProjectMuti Music
Red Giant Project could be called RnB and Blues pumped up on Bass music. Or just as easily labeled Americana, Neo-Soul Trap, or even Lofi-Trip-Hop-Downtempo. Ambient poetry, strong hooks and vocal synths dance through gritty, analog sound. Beauty is the intention. The juxtaposition of vocalists Shane Hall (also on guitar) and Burkey combine for a human element, weaving tastefully throughout the music, never distracting from the full scope of the production. An array of instrumentalists; Saxophone legend Karl Denson (KDTU, Greyboy Allstars, Rolling Stones) to Multi instrumentalist Tah Rei (Baritone & Soprano Sax, Flute, Xaphoon, Theremin, Bass Clarinet and Percussion) and John Avery (Tenor Sax) further compliment the sound. Their debut record, self titled Red Giant Project, also features song writing from up and coming San Diego RnB/Hip Hop artist Tre Aces, on Betta Man, a Jazzy/Trap tune, with an incredible hip hop, singing vocal. Eyes of the Earth, written by veteran songstress, Americana bad-ass, Lynxx Demouth also shows the unique breadth of the record. It’s fresh, yet Mature. Live, yet premeditated. A true collection of different abilities, maximized within a vastly detailed sound design. Core composers and members of Red Giant Project are Matt Madonna who has previous success with his retired EDM project Love & Light and Matthew Burke, who is also known for his work as Vokab Kompany.
UnwovenTime RivalTriplicate Records
The new Time Rival record is a treat and a half, and the gift that keeps giving if you're one of the select few weird people who's into music that's actually quite good. His most concise yet beautiful record to date condenses a decade or more of Southardian song-craft into a delicious microcosm of aural delights. If you haven't played it at least 10 times by the end of the day you obtained it, invest in better headphones.
The tracks goes from deep ambient to leftfield techno, better enjoyed at home rather than in a clubbing environment. Originally not intended to be an album, but when a corrupted hard drive resulted in loss of years worth of work, these tracks were rescued from the hard drive, and now are available for everyone's enjoyment.
MISSION 01VISIONVision Recordings
Recommended, Drum & Bass, Heavy, Glitchy, Halftime, Deep, Techno, IDM, Vocal, Jungle, Tech House, Ambient, Experimental
Inside Vision Recording's MISSION 01 compilation you will find 23 tracks of the most cutting edge drum and bass of 2020. Hello Person. Welcome to this place. Let us take you on a trajectory across bass music, where we seek to create new combinations and incite experimentation; accomplished heavyweight names mixed with exciting new talent from all over the globe. We look for different and unique sounds, place them in complementary contrast and hope to inspire not only the listeners, but also the artists to open their minds and sequencers to each other’s work. For we are many faces and many sounds. This is MISSION.
Phase ShiftVarious ArtistsHeadroom Music Collective
Recommended, Glitchy, Glitch Hop, Heavy, Psychedelic, Funky, Tribal, Organic, Drum & Bass, Halftime, Breakbeat, Downtempo
Born from the belief that for every component and signal, there is a sweet spot where the space above elevates the sound below, Headroom is a celebration of audio presented in its purest form. Honoring this pursuit of fidelity and the power of sound to sway emotion, heighten awareness, and shake the earth, Awaken the Night is pleased to present the inaugural Headroom Collective music release: ‘Phase Shift.’ A raw, kinetic, and indulgently groovy dive into the chasms of experimental bass music, ‘Phase Shift’ exemplifies what is possible when high-definition music and audiophile culture converge. Conceived and developed for large-format sound systems, but always with the private listener in mind, this bristling compilation showcases the pioneering work of fourteen producers leading the charge to amplify the way we experience music in the modern era. Whether enjoyed in the privacy of home, amidst one’s commute, or on the dance floors of tomorrow, it is music like this that is laying the groundwork for the future of electronic event culture as it undergoes one of the greatest periods of transformation since its inception. Headroom Collective invites listeners to be a part of this evolution as it ripples from the underground and into the minds and ears of music lovers across the globe, one listener at a time.
Toucans Masquerading as HumansAlejo and PsydellStreet Ritual
A blistering showcase of experimental bass music’s twisted sonic roots, ‘Toucans Masquerading as Humans’ draws together the mind-bending sounds of old-school glitch-hop and collides them with the syncopated progressions of halftime DnB and breakbeat electronica. Conjuring their shapeshifting sound from the bass-drenched landscapes of the North American underground, producers Alejo and Psydell build upon a growing catalogue of collaborations that have helped placed their works at the forefront of the neuro-psychedelia scene while showcasing their tactile merger of melody and brute energy with elegant precision.
Data Music would like to introduce you to Moytra and the ‘Manifest’ EP, the labels second release. Hailing from Russia’s coldest city of Surgut, his music has a deep hypnotic atmosphere filled with tight synthetic grooves, driving percussion and undeniably high quality production. The EP features three solo tracks and the powerful ‘Manifest’, written in collaboration with Maykors.
Pictures on Silence Repainted (Remix EP)NymfoDispatch Recordings
Nymfo presents the "Pictures on Silence Repainted (Remix EP)". Working with artists from the Dispatch family, Nymfo picked his favourite selection of producers from different countries - from Russia to Italy via the Netherlands and on to the UK! Black Barrel, Dabs, Kyrist and Philth are on remix duties, each adding their unique take on four standout tracks from the album.
Intangible Society EPSpecific ObjectsTemple.
The pulsating and oscillating sounds of the opening track titled “Intangible Society” sets the tone for this wonderful techno EP, which is then taken a step further into the relentlessly dynamic and aggressive sounds of the next track, “Detached”. “Manboo Cafe” stands out due to it’s nuanced acidic tonality, while Yakkushi’s remix of “Intangible Society” is noteworthy for the way it substitutes the harsher sounds of the original track with cryptic overtones, resulting in a harmonious amalgamation of industrial and mystical sounds. Whilst Abstract Man’s remix of this track stimulates the track with even greater vigour with the inclusion of rhythmic and playful watery sounds.
Save our HOMEVarious ArtistsLehmann Musik
After being a techno institution in Germany for 10 years now, the renowned Lehmann Club finally starts thier own label called “Lehmann Musik“. The label aswell as the Stuttgart based club represents a wide range of techno music. The philosophy of Lehmann Musik is to show a cross section of the Lehmann agency artists plus of course guests and friends of the club. These are dark days actually for our scene and culture. We are guessing everybody is going through a lot of struggles and mixed emotions at the moment. As for the most in our industry and scene - we as Lehmann Club - looking into an uncertain future. Depending on how long this crisis will last, or know how it will go on afterwards. So Lehmann called some of their dearest old and new friends, past guests and residents to create these "Save our HOME“ compilations.