“Ipman has established himself as a force to be reckoned with over the last couple of years, bringing a lethal combination of unfaltering creative freshness and no-nonsense soundsystem pressure to the table. His music is held in high regard by Kryptic Minds, and this August sees them welcome Ipman to the Osiris Music UK crew to drop two blackened cuts of bruising tech-edged weaponry for the imprint’s 32nd release. The results are unreservedly dark and punishing, with ‘Persistent Dread’ driven by hypnotising sub bass body-blows that punch beneath a jagged swell of menacing sound design and mazing glitch melodies. The flip features the fierce rolling beats of ‘Signal Motion’, a lurching stomper that hits hard with chest-caving intent; deft snarls of mechanised snyths and titanium-grade kicks accent waves of deep dread frequency. A monstrous debut Osiris 12 from Ipman”
Tomas Roels has secured a very strong release schedule for himself since recently finishing university. Whether this is a result of, or just coincidence, I’ll never know. Truthfully, I don’t care either. Anyways, the man has been on a sonic-assault rampage, writing and signing beats quicker than false information regarding Montsanto spreads through the internet. After announcement of his Artikal UK release backed with a naughty remix from the legend LX One, the underground was left stumped by the immensity of ‘Haze’. To continue the momentum with a brute force, Box Clever has just announced the six-track (2 digital exclusive) EP that will be released sometime mid-September. Featuring collaborations with Beezy & Widowmaker, the release promises to be diverse and immensely powerful, as the previews will attest to.
1. Crashing feat. Beezy
2. Too Much
4. Persei feat. Widowmaker
5. Explain [digital exclusive]
6. Scientific [digital exclusive]
Below are previews to the four beats put on the vinyl. The tracks ‘Theory’ and ‘Persei’ ft. Widowmaker are my personal favorites, but you can decide for yourself. Keep your eyes locked on the pages below for future announcements regarding this release and anything else related to the parties involved.
Blond:ish returns to Kompakt after the dust has settled a bit from their ‘Lovers In Limbo’ EP that dropped last year. If you somehow missed that release, I strongly encourage you the check it out —————-> HERE. The Canadian duo have brought two tracks together that embark the listener on a dissonant journey of sound. ‘No Place Like Gnome’ opens the single with a dark aesthetic maintained through sustained and detuned pads swirling into an ambivalent sense of bewildered wandering, then the journey is reassured by a hearty bassline that rolls beautifully between the swinging drum groove. The title track carries the ambivalence of ‘No Place Like Gnome’ into a more clearly affirmed direction of discovery, lightening the mood with lush, sun-drenched synths and the hauntingly sexy vocals of Beyou.
I am really hoping (and anticipating) to hear these tunes out at the burn this year via the Robot Heart gang, and can’t wait to get lost in the desert apocalypse vibe these tunes create. After all, there is certainly no better place to do such things, than at the burn.
Check the links below and stay connected with Kompakt and Blond:ish. Unfortuantely, there aren’t links I could embed to stream the release in this feature, but you can preview the tracks at any of the buy links below 🙂
Ez everyone! I’ve got an EP for you today, coming from a label/night crew called Undersound based out of London. The EP is in the vein of dark and minimal house music and packs a lot of groove in it. The debut EP features artists known to myself like Matt Joe and d:Alog, as well as two that I’ve yet to stumble across – Harry McCanna and Isherwood. My percy off this release is without a doubt ‘Hackney’ by Matt Joe. The subtlety in the design of the atmospheres provide a brilliantly eerie landscape for the drum breaks to take precedence in the mix, causing a commotion within people’s feet. The EP is hosted on the label’s Bandcamp page and is offered as a “name your price” release, so you can donate as much, or as little as you feel necessary. A couple dollars wouldn’t hurt you 😉 Below is the label’s press release, links to the Undersound pages, and a link to download the EP from the Undersound Bandcamp. Hope you enjoy!
“We are finally out with the first release of the UNDERSOUNDlab, a platform for our own artists and other talented producers around us to share some of their music with like minded people and establish the sound of our Collective. Undersound started as a community of music lovers based in London in 2011, and thanks to the power of the Internet steadily connected with many like minded people around Europe. Our events in East London are our chances to gather together and celebrate electronic music, and the releases on this net label will reflect the sound of our parties.”
This past Monday Uprise Audio released another brilliant collection of music, this time in the form of a 2 x 12” compilation that showcased artists who will be releasing further sounds under the Uprise imprint. Eddy and Verity have harnessed quite the theme within their imprint’s name. If the consistency and quality of sounds put forth since the label’s inception isn’t testament enough to the dedication and drive of Uprise CEO’s and the artists they sign, ‘The Uprising’ EP will obliterate any questions or doubts. To make things clear: Uprise Audio is not f*cking around and they will continue to assemble an army of sonic samurais, while in the process garnering acclaim and loyalty from the dubstep collective.
UA004 introduces 5 new artists to the Uprise roster – Klax, Disonata, Wayfarer, Quantum Soul, and Chewie – alongside CEO Seven, and returning heavyweight Dubtek. The tracks uphold a strong sense of meaning to the EP’s title ‘Uprising’. These songs are ridden with aggressive and intentional surges of authority, or perhaps the complete disregard of it. It’s as if the songs speak for themselves in saying “We are Uprise, and we’ve come to dominate the dance.” The first three tracks (‘Go To War’, ‘Lost Souls’, and ‘Shamen’) immediately set this precedent with the thundering drums of Seven and Klax & Disonata, reinforced by the unblunted stabs that Wayfarer has programmed to slice through the sound field. Moods are lightened with the addition by Quantum Soul, as ‘Underworld’ provides a landscape more suited for the shoulda-rolla skank-out sessions with rolling drums and undeniable groove. Chewie teams up with Dubtek to close things out and provide a soundtrack for the march of a victorious but spiritually beaten army, returning home over the bodies of fallen comrades.