Johnny D with his typical sound – floating, groovy, funky and melodic. A real synesthesia that stays in mind.
He invented dubstep and now he’s taking it back to its roots ‘with a 2015 touch’. Go in deep for an hour with this percussive, funky and 100% live roller of a mix from the godfather himself, and see why he’s fallen in love with dubstep all over again.
Amazing “funkstep” from Scream. Old but always relevant
Phaeleh has returned to his deep and lush production techniques for a new extended player entitled All That Remains. The upcoming release includes a meloncholy and archetypal cut of UK garage called which you can listen to for the first time below.
Choice of Add Fuel
Choice of Waone Interesni Kazki, meditation ambient
Introducing the end of autumn season, Amam presents a vinyl only various artists release: ‘Shir’ EP. It includes four stunning tracks by great producers. The A side kicks off with Sicilian newcomer Zoran Zilijc. His track ‘Ceci N’est Pas Un Dub’, inspired by Detroit-style dub techno sounds, is refixed and modified through a cavernous and enchanting bassline and with touches of Middle-Eastern sounds.
Rival Consoles is an electro/IDM producer from England who creates driving, experimental dance tracks primarily with analog equipment. “Helios” is set to close out the a-side of Rival Consoles’ upcoming Sonne EP for the Erased Tapes label. Spanning just under five minutes, “Helios” is built on the back of a percussive shuffle, which chugs along as the producer amasses an array of glistening electronic textures.
Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen (Reykjavík, Iceland) dedicated the year 2014 to explore the area in-between Ólafur’s more acoustic, piano-based solo work and Janus’s synth-heavy electro pop, with their collaborative electronic project Kiasmos. Acoustic instruments next to a variety of synthesisers, drum machines and tape delays. It features a live drummer, string quartet and Ólafur performing on the grand piano, producing an ambient, textured sound, which makes it a perfect home listen and equally danceable record.
Ethnic house/techno by Hunee, a Korean Berliner who returns from a three year hiatus to reveal his long awaited debut longplayer, Hunch Music via Rush Hour. His releases have been few and far between, rightfully choosing quality over quantity with output. Out of the ten tracks, “Cross Road” had most pulling power. Characterised by acid synths and a rolling drum underbelly, it’s cinematic and mystifying in equal measure.
Known for her fierce and electrifying prime time sets and powerful personal productions, Nicole is equally adept and at home building the floor and atmosphere from the very first beat. New single, Her Dub Material, is the perfect deep techno soundtrack for those early hours and takes influence from Nicole’s love for deep, warm, fathomless bass. Mysterious and yet inviting, Her Dub Material is built upon an unswerving groove. Strong, elegant and hypnotic.
It took Owsey 4 years to complete. Here’s the lead single from upcoming album, ‘To The Child Drifting Out At Sea.’
Full release coming within the next couple of weeks.
Old-school UK Garage
Classic dubstep. Dave Huismans, better known by his stage name as 2562, is a musician from The Hague, Netherlands. Having previously released records of various musical styles under the monikers ‘A Made Up Sound’ and ‘Dogdaze’, Huismans created 2562, under which his output is generally described as dubstep. This song is from the debut album, ‘Aerial” (Tectonic Records, 2008), was released to favourable reviews.
Ambient dubstep or postdubstep. Remix by a big master of dubstep ever. Since his debut release in 2008, Phaeleh aka Matt Preston has developed an inimitable style of cinematic electronic music, which meanders between the shifting tempos and timbres of dubstep, garage, electronica and house music. Bristol, UK.
Awesome future garage vibes from Albuquerque, United States
‘Dekire’ is the lead single from Charles Murdoch’s EP ‘Weathered Straight’ and features the soulful vocals of Melbourne’s Oscar Key Sung. Deep, house, ambient, glitchpop sound, and film score. Charles has tried to incorporate all that stuff into his productions. Brisbane, Australia.
Old-school hip-hop. Capitol Records 1994 single “Keep It Real” from New Jersey resident Miilkbone. Instrumental.
Manchester’s Joe McBride pens elaborate, emotive & intellectual soundscapes, drawing in influences across a spectrum of bass culture and electronica. Having released with Exit Records, Brownswood, Styrax, Auxiliary & Med School, as well as remixes for Model 500, Snow Patrol, Lowb & a plethora more, Synkro has most recently found a home at R&S sister label ‘Apollo’. A truly staple artist in the timeline of UK Bass.
Tech house, deep house… YokoO is no stranger to house music in all its deepest forms designed for the dancefloor and beyond. With a prolific and impressive discography, YokoO has made his mark on noteworthy labels to date with both original releases and a back catalogue of strong remixes. L’enfant terrible Records, Montreal, Canada.
Ian Ewing, Milwaukee, United States. Chill, ambient, lo-fi… Stays true to its name. Released as a part of “THE BLVNT COMPILATION”, an independent label/collective founded in Ann Arbor, MI
Atmospheric, ambient, dreamy music… A beauty from Northern Ireland. The last remix by Owen Ferguson. Each of his tracks are unique in their own way and storytelling like Irish folklore…
Akema. Bristol, Britain (UK). Akema has been making music since 2008 and has been signed to Echodub, Resting Place Records, Methodology and Fentplates. Deep, well-focused super-chilled dubstep style beats.
Sascha Ring (Apparat) is a German musician living in Berlin. Co-owner of Shitkatapult records. Starting out with dance floor-oriented techno, he later started to create ambient, IDM, glitch. Emotional electronica with heavy sci-fi soul.
Vindata is a duo from Los Angeles (CA), founded in 2010. Jared Poythress and Branden Ratcliff set out to fuse their homegrown influences (Funk, Hip Hop, and R&B) with their new found zeal for indie-dance, chillwave, and experimental. Post-dubstep. Vocal by UK singer Kenzie May.