Category Archives: DnB Releases

MVRK - Dots EP [Pseudoscience Recordings]

New Release – MVRK – Dots

For the first time Hybris has given another producer the nod for a release on his Pseudoscience Recordings imprint – MVRK from Hungary, whose Dots EP hits like a ton of bricks.

Label boss Hybris has this to say about the third release on his label: “When I started Pseudoscience, I wasn’t in a rush to sign other artists, as I only want to release music that I feel absolutely confident about, and I’m a picky bastard.

“But upon first listen to Voyage (on my phone speaker) I told MVRK to lock it down, and the rest of the EP soon followed. MVRK is an exceptional talent from Budapest, who perfectly represents the Pseudoscience sound, and I’m extremely proud to present his debut EP on the label.“ 

That track packs a devastating punch – technically as well as musically – while elsewhere the sumo-size swing of ‘Energizer’ and the eerie robot death throes of ‘Ghost Circuit’ elevate the record several storeys above your standard neurofunk.

Listen below or head here to buy.

www.soundcloud.com/pseudosciencerecordings
www.pseudosciencerecordings.bandcamp.com

Quentin Hiatus - I'm Neither Quentin Nor Hiatus Vol. 4 [Free Love Digi]

New Release – Quentin Hiatus – I’m Neither Quentin Nor Hiatus Vol. 4

Quentin Hiatus comes up for air from his seemingly permanent deep-dive into his studio to drop volume four of the mind-bending I’m Neither Quentin Nor Hiatus series of long players.

The Free Love Digi boss is one of the most prolific producers in the scene, and the amount of ground he covers on each release is so vast you wonder if he even has time to eat one square meal a day during the never-ending creation process.

I’m Neither Quentin Nor Hiatus Volume 4 is predictable only in the sense that, like the previous volumes, there is genuinely no knowing what is to come after pressing play. It’s a seven-track immersion sparking with creative energy, looking down on the scene from an orbit which takes in, amongst others, the spacey breaks of ‘Sense of Loss’, the Martian half-time of ‘Electro Dynamics’ and the robot dreams of ‘To Be Red’.

Listen below or head here to buy.

www.soundcloud.com/free-love-digi
www.freelovedigi.bandcamp.com

Urban Wildlife Vol. 3 [Urban Wildlife]

New Release – Urban Wildlife Vol. 3

Urban Wildlife steps back into the ring for the third instalment of its all-powerful drum & bass series, serving up another 24 trans which run the gamut of the genre from blissful liquid to rough-and-tumble bass business.

The label’s expansive view of drum & bass seeks to connect artists with a shared love of life at 175bpm, offering a platform to newcomers who are just tapping in to the d&b matrix. It’s a true labour of love that spans the globe – and that diversity shows up on each track.

Listen below or head here to buy.

www.soundcloud.com/urbanwildlife_dnb
www.urban-wildlife.com

Lewis James - 'Searchtower'/'Templar III' [none60 Records]

New Release – Lewis James – ‘Searchtower’/’Templar III’

Silent Dust picked up the latest Lewis James tracks after hearing ‘Searchtower’ dropped by Jon1st – and there’s no mystery as to why.

The track is an atmospheric sci-fi treat, pads and sonic artefacts from outer space going toe to toe with a powerful, mesmerising bassline.

On the flip we hear Lewis James’ background in video game sound design come to the fore on ‘Templar III’, a stately slice of gorgeously-constructed half-time with a distinct Assassin’s Creed feel to it, which shakes down into a tough bassline before it is done.

Click here to buy, and listen below – and for good measure check out Lewis James’ none60 podcast while you’re at it.

www.soundcloud.com/silentdust

Bassment Beats Vol 3 [Translation Recordings]

New Release – Bassment Beats Vol 3

Translation Recordings are at it again with five more devastatingly dark cuts of drum & bass from the more experimental end of the spectrum on Bassment Beats Vol 3.

Label founder RogueState is on target himself with closing track ‘Origins’ which balances the label’s penchant for bassweight with a leftfield edge in the shape of surprisingly lush pads and staccato drums.

The four tracks that come before share the same love of the outer reaches of the genre, and in particular the darker side of that area – Akinsa’s opener is cavernous, echoey and full of withheld power, while ‘Tumbler’ by Fuj takes the torch and runs with it, unleashing some of that pent-up strength in the hardest track on the record.

Mark Kloud’s effort ‘Coplanar’ sits between tough d&b and spacey atmospherics, and Broken Promise takes a snarling bassline to an otherwise spaced-out track.

The record is out now, listen below or head here to buy.

www.translation-recordings.com
www.soundcloud.com/translationrecordings