OverseerDMX KrewCultivated Electronics
There’s probably no finer way for Cultivated Electronics to launch their 2021 schedule than with a new release by DMX Krew with his first solo EP outing on the label, having previously appeared for a remix of J.T.C’s ‘In Transit’ (2014) and as MMT-8 (2016) – a collaborative project with CE’s label head, Sync 24. Edward Upton has given us over 25 years of sonic wizardry with numerous highly regarded releases, not only as DMX Krew, but also a myriad of other aliases over almost as many labels, including the mighty Rephlex, as well as his own Breakin’ Records and Fresh Up. On ‘Overseer’ he delivers four vivid and stimulating analogue cuts that are full of character, delivering high-end electro funk and glittering experimentalism.
The AccidentPedestrian TacticsMuti Music
Muti Music previously release Pedestrian Tactics under his former moniker, Corporate, since then he has been producing some of the funkiest and most fun ‘Future-House’, ‘Breaks’ and unique takes on dance music. 'The Accident' continues on that vibe of excellent production and super fly beats, the tune kicks off with a 4 to the floor vibe and then drops into a freaky and funky break that will have you locked to the groove.
Gut WrenchResonant LanguageColony Productions
Resonant Language sits comfortably in the mix with the best glitch bass artists in the game. With every release he establishes an evolution of his sound, as well as invokes new levels of high fidelity production and low end bassweight. His lates EP "Gut Wrench" is the latest in his catalog and it delivers everything we expect from this up and coming phenomenon.
SNA012EXLeft BankSiena Label
Ivano Tetelepta's Siena imprint welcomes Left Bank and Gemini II to the team. The twin brothers (known from Multiversal Music / Waaghals) and close friends from Tetelepta's hometown Nijmegen have made an earlier appearance on one of the label samplers as DL back in 2015. Over the course of the past five years Ivano received a crazy amount of beats and sketches from the twins. Over the years a selection was made and Siena number 12EX was born. On the a-side Left Bank drops 16 short cuts of funk and hiphop loops touching all kinds of soul, hazy house, broken-beat and space-aged jazz. Gemini II takes care of the b-side with three dance floor ready house heaters. It's warm and soulful, danceable and grooving and at all points it maintains the remarkable laid-back Siena vibe.
Start Taking NoteTRAKAYUKU
"For us, the Start Taking Note EP is a marvelous Frankenstein of sonic fragments. Foley, samples, ethnic instruments and late night synth jam sessions put together over solid UK Grime Influenced beats, bring together a sound of multiple generations of music and musicians together, to create this unique adrenaline shot. We always strived to distinguish ourselves from the generic sound of the club scene, and we consider EP to be the foundation of our audio/visual identity. Belgrade’s urban underground music scene and the urban graffiti art is something that brought us all together, and will always stay a purest form of inspiration. We also very grateful for Killa P’s guest appearance on the EP title track. His career, tunes and artist he worked with amongst the core influences of our sound." — TRAKA
Music For Space TravelThe Space CadetPsychic Research
The Space Cadet is Tennessee native and multi-instrumentalist Julien Foster's chill out/ambient project. Drawing inspiration from psychedelic music, comics and culture, his output is a distillation of synths, samples and real instrumentation into swirling soundscapes and smokey beats. Music for Space Travel began as the sound design for an immersive sci-fi art exhibit with a 16 speaker audio installation producing a unique combination of sounds for each visitor. The sounds were later re-imagined in the studio into fully composed pieces, an homage to classic space movie soundtracks in a uniquely modern style.
The Spiral StreamMoebius VoidMOR Records
"The Spiral Stream" produced by Moebius Void is pure ambient electronic music made of the combination of electronic and organic sounds with minimalistic approaches, creating positive soundscapes. This is music to provoke the human mind to break out of the cycle with the power of thoughts!
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.