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New D&B CD





CRITCD05 – Enei – Machines – CD
Since bursting onto the drum & bass scene back in 2008, the uber-talented young Russian upstart Alexey Egorchenkov has become one of the hottest properties in electronic bass music. Better known as Enei, his brand of forward thinking musical muscle has featured heavily ever since in the sets of Kasra. Friction, Andy C and many more, and in 2011 Kasra snapped him up to become Critical’s first ever exclusive signing. A name on the tip of most tongues, Enei’s debut album has been the talk of the D&B town and is now finally ready to unveil as we head towards the close of 2012. ‘Machines’ is set to catapult Enei to new heights, a long player of devastating proportions full of incredible bass-wayed angst, vocal masterpieces and production that’s second to none. Get ready for the sound of the ‘Machines’, the most anticipated drum & bass album of 2012 and you’re about to find out why.

1 Enei – Machines
2 Enei Ft. DRS – The Moment
3 Enei Ft. Eastcolors – 2012
4 Enei Ft. Georgia Yates – Runnin
5 Enei – Centrifuge
6 Enei – Elephants
7 Enei – I Dont Know
8 Enei Ft. Kemo – Saligia
9 Enei – Thin Line
10 Enei Ft. Eastcolors & Noel – Cracker VIP
11 Enei – Trainchaser

 

New D&B Releases





DIS063EP01 – Zero T – The Roxy Music EP 1 – 12″ Vinyl
The whole EP but more particularly the lead track pays homage to a certain venue in Vienna called Roxy which a good number of us in the liquid D&B heydays of the mid 2000′s and onwards were privileged enough to play at. To say thanks for such great times Zero T decided a dedication was in order and here we are! Huge support so far from the likes of: Friction (on BBC Radio 1), Ant TC1 (on BBC Radio 1), DJ Hype (on Kiss FM), DJ Die (on Kiss FM), Bailey (on BBC 1Xtra), DJ Marky, Lenzman (on Ministry of Sound Radio), Octane & DLR, Survival, Youngsta, Rockwell, Brian G, Total Science, Von D, Foreign Concept, Vicious Circle, Stray, Craggz & PF, Sunchase.

a Zero T – Roxy Music
b Zero T & Khanage – Siege Mentality




DIS063EP02 – Zero T – The Roxy Music EP 2 – 12″ Vinyl
The whole EP but more particularly the lead track pays homage to a certain venue in Vienna called Roxy which a good number of us in the liquid D&B heydays of the mid 2000′s and onwards were privileged enough to play at. To say thanks for such great times Zero T decided a dedication was in order and here we are! Huge support so far from the likes of: Friction (on BBC Radio 1), Ant TC1 (on BBC Radio 1), DJ Hype (on Kiss FM), DJ Die (on Kiss FM), Bailey (on BBC 1Xtra), DJ Marky, Lenzman (on Ministry of Sound Radio), Octane & DLR, Survival, Youngsta, Rockwell, Brian G, Total Science, Von D, Foreign Concept, Vicious Circle, Stray, Craggz & PF, Sunchase.

c Zero T Ft. Stamina MC – Rainha
d Zero T & Script – Level 43




REDSEAL017 – Consequence / ASC – Code Of Honour ‘ Wisdom’ – 12″ Vinyl
White Marbled Vinyl ’Wisdom’ comes from Consequence and ASC who provide 2 thinking mans dancefloor tunes. ‘Noisy Spirits In This Soul’ sees Consequence conjure up memories of classic Jonny L and Spirit and marry them in a bottom heavy juggernaut that has been the chosen opening tune of label boss Presha’s DJ sets for several months. ‘Snow Wolf’ is a longtime personal favorite of Loxy, and shows ASC in devastating form flexing his ability to chop a break with the best of them. Pinned by a brittle, shuddering bottom end, this tune brings the past to the future in a way only a handful of artists in Drum and Bass are able to in 2012. ‘Wisdom’ is a deep understanding and realization of people, things, events or situations, resulting in the ability to apply perceptions, judgements and actions in keeping with this understanding.

a Consequence – Noisy Spirits In This Soul
aa ASC – Snow Wolf




CYN005 – Cyantific – Liberty EP – 12″ Vinyl
Cyantific Music is proud to present the ‘Liberty EP’. This is a perfect showcase of what’s bubbling away at the Cyantific Music Research Facility. With the man himself at the control desk, the ‘Liberty EP’ reflects the production skills of one of the seminal DJs within drum and bass. Cyantific is now pushing his sound, seamlessly moving between genres, tempos and styles. Please take caution and listen within a safe environment. Cyantific Music cannot be responsible for the misuse of this highly explosive material. ’Streets of Rave’ is a nod to a definitive time in dance music with rave edits, storming pads and an infectious lead brought firmly into the 21st century with raw and destructive bass. ’Streets of Rave – Bonus Round’ is a cheeky re-edit taking the original and uppercutting it into uncharted house territory. The bassline is so retro you’ll be drawing for glowsticks and an acid face t-shirt before you can say 1990. ’The Tomorrow People’ allows Cyantific to really flex his dancefloor muscles. Bringing you tomorrow’s future today, this lays claim to all in its path and has been an instant rewind at every party throughout the summer. ’Walking Away’ closes the EP with a classic slice of the sound people have come to expect from Cyantific. His knack for taming volatile vocal samples, emotive chords and rolling bass makes this a red hot catalyst for a dancefloor, radio show or iPod. Knowing his elements inside out, Cyantific’s ‘Liberty EP’ is a nuclear concoction of genre spanning dance music in 2012. Don’t sleep on it.

a Cyantific – The Tomorrow People
b Cyantific – Walking Away

 

New D&B Promos





CRITLP05EP – Enei – Machines – 12” Vinyl x 2 + CD
Includes a copy of the Enei ‘Machines’ CD (CRITCD05) shrink-wrapped with the vinyl. Since bursting onto the drum & bass scene back in 2008, the uber-talented young Russian upstart Alexey Egorchenkov has become one of the hottest properties in electronic bass music. Better known as Enei, his brand of forward thinking musical muscle has featured heavily ever since in the sets of Kasra. Friction, Andy C and many more, and in 2011 Kasra snapped him up to become Critical’s first ever exclusive signing. A name on the tip of most tongues, Enei’s debut album has been the talk of the D&B town and is now finally ready to unveil as we head towards the close of 2012. ‘Machines’ is set to catapult Enei to new heights, a long player of devastating proportions full of incredible bass-wayed angst, vocal masterpieces and production that’s second to none. Get ready for the sound of the ‘Machines’, the most anticipated drum & bass album of 2012 and you’re about to find out why.

a Enei – Machines
b Enei Ft. MC DRS – The Moment
c Enei Ft. Eastcolours – 2012
d Enei Ft. Georgia Yates – Runnin




CRITLP05LTD – Enei – Cracker VIP – 10″ Vinyl
Since bursting onto the drum & bass scene back in 2008, the uber-talented young Russian upstart Alexey Egorchenkov has become one of the hottest properties in electronic bass music. Better known as Enei, his brand of forward thinking musical muscle has featured heavily ever since in the sets of Kasra. Friction, Andy C and many more, and in 2011 Kasra snapped him up to become Critical’s first ever exclusive signing. A name on the tip of most tongues, Enei’s debut album has been the talk of the D&B town and is now finally ready to unveil as we head towards the close of 2012. ‘Machines’ is set to catapult Enei to new heights, a long player of devastating proportions full of incredible bass-wayed angst, vocal masterpieces and production that’s second to none. Get ready for the sound of the ‘Machines’, the most anticipated drum & bass album of 2012 and you’re about to find out why.

a Enei – Cracker VIP
b Enei & Mefjus – Crawlers

 

D&B Restocks Vinyl


MODULE007 – Dub Phizix – Break It / Four 
NB002 – Marcus Visionary & Tippa Irie – Wicked & Wild (Dancehall Style) 
HORO007 – FIS – Duckdive EP 

D&B Restocks CD Albums


SUICIDECD008 – Klute – Music For Prophet 
SUICIDECD009 – Amit – 9 Times 
SUICIDECD010 – Various – Commercial Suicide: Compilation 

New Bass Music releases





PIPS019 – Behling & Simpson – Where The Oh’s / Tape Hiss – 12″ Vinyl
Bristol-based Behling & Simpson come correct for Apple Pips with two slices of cavern-deep, slo-mo tripped out bass-led housey doings… These chaps have been making waves in the last year or so with their mixture of bass music, deep house, boogie and discoid with a characteristic Bristol edge of not caring for the rules. With killer releases on Bristol house dons Futureboogie’s own label and a stonking re-edit of Faith Evans getting plays from peeps like Modeselektor, Derrick Carter, Untold, Mosca, Jackmaster and many more they continue to forge out their own groovy path through the bass scenes myriad styles… ”Where The Oh’s’ glides along on a rolling, endlessly chugging beat, with glacial synth sweeps, dubbed out finger clicks, treated vox and sub bass stabs slowing cutting through the mix…perfect slo mo house styles for fans of Prins Thomas, Todd Terje, Mark E, Andrew Weatherall etc On the flip ‘Tape Hiss’ takes its time to build around warm hissing percussion and trippy synth burblings, before the deepest Reese bassline this side of ‘Just Another Chance’ slinks in and causes maximum dancefloor bother! As heard on Rinse FM played by Numbers crews inimitable Jackmaster, and Appleblim’s Boiler Room mix. early DJ / Radio Support already from: Jackmaster, Ears Everything, Hackman, Om Unit, Mary Anne Hobbs, Midland, Dark Sky, A Love From Outer Space, Simbad, Rob Da Bank

a Behling & Simpson – Where The Oh’s
aa Behling & Simpson – Tape Hiss




IDLE015 – Rachael – You’re Driving Me – 12″ Vinyl
Rachael are a new act signed to Idle Hands, from Bristol. Here is their debut release; two tracks of leftfield techno and quirky house.

a Rachael – You’re Driving Me
b Rachael – Kung Funk




MM058 – eMMplekz – IZOD Days – 12″ Vinyl
IZOD days reverberating around the maze…Ekoplekz & Baron Mordant passed the audio baton thru the broadest of bands to share thoughts various on subjects as engaging & negating as cashpoints & Nicholas Ball…straffed by EZ’s patched detritus & hosted by BM’s everyday vernac we bid you a fond Bocanet…BM/EZ.

a1 eMMplekz – eMMplekz Theme
a2 eMMplekz – DelvSolvHalv
a3 eMMplekz – IZOD Days
a4 eMMplekz – Muted Sunday Winding
a5 eMMplekz – Cleaver Squared
a6 eMMplekz – Vacuum-Packed For Failure
a7 eMMplekz – The Square Quill
b1 eMMplekz – Bocanet
b2 eMMplekz – Coughing For Belgium
b3 eMMplekz – Summertime Blues
b4 eMMplekz – Rude Solo (Kinderflekz)
b5 eMMplekz – Vague Leakage
b6 eMMplekz – Structural Damage
b7 eMMplekz – eMMpledge




DB077 – Eats Everything – Vertigo EP – 12″ Vinyl
Eats Everything’s forthcoming release for Dirtybird continues to gather momentum.Since first being showcased on Diplo & Friends Radio 1 show by Justin Martin and Claude Von Stroke, the track has been making the round and has since appeared on Pete Tong’s show and Annie Mac’s mix for the Channel 4 House Party.

a Eats Everything – Vertigo
b Eats Everything – Trubble

 

New Bass Music Promos





SWAMP023 – Mickey Pearce – Numb Nut (Soft Brain) – 12″ Vinyl
180 gram vinyl only release.

a Mickey Pearce – Numb Nut (Soft Brain)
aa Mickey Pearce – Socks Off




DOT013 – James Welsh – The Way EP – 12″ Vinyl
Unlucky for some but not it seems you or us, DOT013 comes comprised of a hat trick of deep and sultry, some would say R’n’B flavoured slow jams, made for those sexier evenings when you feel the urge to want to nod your head, wine your body and give those hips something of a work out as opposed to just pointing haphazardly to the sky whilst hopping between legs and occasionally pulling your best “ooooh listen to that bass line” face. Though those evenings clearly have their place as well. James Welsh has, it must be said, lived quite the life already, from touring with post-punk outfit The Rise, riding BMX in Texas or remixing everyone from Britney Spears to Depeche Mode or DJ-ing around the world as part of Ocelot, a key player in that whole blog house scene from a few years back. Basically the boy has been there and done it, he didn’t even buy the t-shirt, he designed it and then sold it back to you and your folks for a massive profit. We said it was R’n’B flavoured and R’n’B flavoured it is. The Way sounds like James got locked in a basement with Baby Face, Brandy, Monica, Jodeci and Montell Jordan and was forced at gun point to make a track that could be played in those sexy nightclubs that all the ghetto stars go to, where they spray Cristal over each other then have a fight and post a twitter picture of their war wounds. Fighting and champagne spraying is optional though sexy dutty-wine dancing is not. If we had to classify one of these tracks as ‘the peak time one’ then Walk would be it, now our mum always told us to walk before we run and we don’t like classifying things too much so let’s just say that if you want to make loads of people jack, but in more of a sexy way as opposed to that frantic jerking shenanigans they used to do back in the early nineties that was recorded on beta-max then this is the track to employ. It’s low-slung and sultry, jacking house music, which means ladies like it too. Hold should perhaps be named Hold Tight, as in “you’d better strap yourself in and hold on mate”. But it isn’t. If you like your music slowed down with enough low end to dislodge your undercarriage then this is the track for you. It’s got some spoken word vocal on it and some chanting that crops up from time to time but the rest just kick-drum and bass, loads of loverly, slow, elongated bass. It sounds more like you are in the jungle than in a night club, so more Greystoke than Grey Goose.

a James Welsh – The Way
b1 James Welsh – Walk
b2 James Welsh – Hold




OMED02 – Unknown Artist – Om Unit Edits Vol.2 – 10″ Vinyl
Om unit presents his 2nd edits 10″ - OMED02 (Le Singe / Traum) featuring 2 cheeky refixes of soundtrack-esque music by 2 popular European wizards. Both very fitting the 85/170 bpm slowfast Mould he has become known for in 2012. Ltd 300 vinyl only pressing, don’t sleep!

a Unknown – Le Singe
b Unknown – Traum




HF036 – Scuba – Talk Torque – 12″ Vinyl
Having released his critically acclaimed third album ‘Personality’ earlier this year, Scuba has announced news of a brand new single ‘Talk Torque’. The one-­‐sider ‘Talk Torque’ will be released through Hotflush digitally on October 29th, with a limited edition marbled vinyl to follow on November 12th, and will coincide with the world premiere of Scuba’s live show on November 3rd in London. Not one to rest on his laurels, Scuba has been busy this summer DJing at countless European festivals including Off-­‐Sonar, SW4, Hideout, Primavera, closing Bestival on the Saturday and making his debut at Ibiza. Hotflush Recordings has blossomed into a veritable juggernaut in underground electronic music, releasing everything from techno (Sigha, George FitzGerald) to some of the most experimental and important music of the past few years by artists like Joy Orbison, Untold, Mount Kimbie and Sepalcure. Having cemented his place at the cutting edge of electronic music with ‘Personality’, Scuba now turns his attention to the live scene. Scuba’s debut live show promises to be nothing short of spectacular and is not to be missed.

a Scuba – Talk Torque




877004 – My Nu Leng – The Grid / Hips N Thighs – 12″ Vinyl
My Nu Leng join 877 Records to present this exciting two track EP released on vinyl and digital. A side, The Grid leads the way with an explosive dancefloor anthem that is already receiving serious attention in clubs and on radio. Garage organs mix with rolling bass, swirling vocal cuts and boiling percussion all mixed together to form an instantly memorable and timeless floor-filler. Hips N Thighs (ft. Majora) follows where the A side left off, a tough and dark stomper blending classic elements with cutting edge sounds, mysterious vocals and rising melodies. Early DJ support from: DJ EZ, Rosca, EL-B, Addison Groove, Marcus Nasty,Hudson Mohawke, Clek Clek Boom, GoldFFinch, Tomb Crew and many more

1 My Nu Leng – The Grid
2 My Nu Leng – Hips N Thighs



OTE019 – Biome – Shaman – 12″ Vinyl
Biome is back once again, this time with his first release for On the Edge! The A side “Shaman” is all out bass action that has been supported by N-Type on heavy rotation. “Formation” is a sub low 4X4 roller that Biome has executed in true style. Then lastly the EP presents “The Road”. Tribal beats, dark pads and a low sub to warm the soul.

a Biome – Shaman
b1 Biome – Formation
b2 Biome – The Road

 

Bass Music Restocks CD


HJRCD59 – Pinch & Shackleton – Pinch & Shackleton 
HES023CD – Pangaea – Release 

Bass Music Vinyl Restocks


MEDI029 – V.I.V.E.K – Feel It EP 
HJP53 – Shackleton – Fireworks 
DMZLP002 – Digital Mystikz – Coki – Urban Ethics 
MEDI037 – V.I.V.E.K – Pulse / Roots 
HFLP005 – Hotflush / Various – BACK AND 4TH 
MEDI052 – V.I.V.E.K – Soundman 

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