The four men sat atop the ruined husk of their city, basking in the absurdity of their own survival in the face of such utter destruction. Their laughter echoed sharply off of the barren concrete that fell around them as leaves in autumn, it’s tone reflecting the strength of their shared bond and amplified by the strength of their shared drink. They looked out over the city through the gap where a wall had once stood, before being torn asunder by a hulking reptilian beast that had passed through town some months ago. Their city seemed plagued by such things, with news of mysterious propaganda machines, corrupt criminal cabals, and strange biomechanical overlords coming to light in the months that had followed that initial disaster. As their gazes wandered through the crumbling towers of the city, the sky began to glow with an eerie red light.
Before them, a rain of meteors swept through the sky, streaking towards one of the last untouched monuments of their civilization. Noticing this, the men calmly exchanged glances, calmly regarding each other as they waited for someone to be the first to break. A cacophonous roar interjected shortly thereafter as the first of the stones made impact deep within the city and the resulting tremor shook the men from their contest at once. As each scrambled to remain balanced in his chair and to retain the balance of the wine in his hand, they erupted into laughter once more at the acrobatic antics of their comrades. Returning their attention to the recent impact, they stared calmly at the approaching cloud of debris with detached confidence. With almost choreographed precision each donned a pair of sunglasses before raising their glasses in a cheer. Were there an outside observer, they may have regarded the men as fools. However, there was none, and they were not. For those who had withstood such a litany of destruction, what threat was a meteor shower? RIDO & THE GANG would come out on top. They always did.
RIDO makes his EATBRAIN debut and brings THE GANG with him for a collaborative EP featuring JOE FORD, COUNTERSTRIKE, and EATBRAIN label boss JADE as he displays his wide ranging sonic ability over four tracks on the RIDO & THE GANG EP. RIDO first takes center stage with the mysterious STRANGER which features his unique blend of melodics and fast paced sweeping basslines. JOE FORD then joins forces with RIDO for BLUEPRINT, adding his inimitable & otherworldly sonic textures to the mix for a driving bassline assault. COUNTERSTRIKE bring their trademark irreverence and hard edged sound to DA F_K, combining with RIDO to create a profaned bassline worthy of the track’s name. The EP is then closed by THE MAZE, a collaboration with JADE narrated by a psychosis inducing vocal. Arriving with THE GANG at his back, RIDO steps up to his EATBRAIN debut with effortless power and presence.
CHRIS.SU makes a return to his own FATE RECORDINGS imprint with his WITHOUT YOU EP, a four track effort that sees him cover soaring melodics, hard edged sonics & deep rolling basslines with equal precision. As a 20 year veteran of the drum & bass scene CHRIS.SU is no stranger to such wide ranging sonic output, and such has been the focus of his FATE RECORDINGS imprint since its launch in 2013. The WITHOUT YOU EP marks CHRIS.SU’s first solo release since his Solar Eclipse EP released on 2016, and its clear that these tracks have been crafted with meticulous dedication to his diverse style.
WITHOUT YOU opens the EP alongside the lovelorn vocals of FEDORA which glide effortlessly over a driving beat, creating an experience of cathartic harmony as their sonant cries ring out at the track’s peak. TENSION carries with it a harsher attitude whilst still immersed in a sea of harmonic pads, the graceful undulations of which give way to the shifting movements of a fierce bassline that winds its way through the track’s sonic mileu. RAINDUST, the EP’s collaborative effort with NYMFO, tracks a course between the poles of the previous tracks. Herein, cascades of ephemeral vocals pervade the spaces between a deep rolling bassline as it moves through the track’s spacious sonic environment. The EP is then closed by the liquid mix of the titular WITHOUT YOU, amplifying the track’s emotive atmosphere atop the steady pulses of its refashioned bassline.
With the WITHOUT YOU EP, CHRIS.SU returns with a dynamic flourish of his musical ability, touching on multiple styles of drum and bass while crafting them to fit his signature sound. Featuring vocals from longtime collaborator FEDORA, as well as bassline rollers courtesy of NYMFO, WITHOUT you encapsulates CHRIS.SU’s sonic mastery for delivery via his FATE RECORDINGS imprint.
SUBP YAO makes his debut on METHLAB RECORDINGS with the release of an aqueous pair of halftime tracks entitled LET ‘EM DROWN // BUBBLES. A rising name in the bass music scene, whose sets encompass a wide range of genres between 100-175 bpm, SUBP YAO has presented releases on an array of well-respected labels in the past year. These have included Saturate, Flexout Audio and Unchained Recordings, sick imprints through which he has displayed his stylistically signature warped beats. Now, SUBP YAO joins the forward-thinking musical minds at METHLAB RECORDINGS to further evolve this style, delivering twin audio sequences that expand new bounds from his founding principles.
LET ‘EM DROWN glides smoothly through its depths, carried forward by a constant flow present between bass, kick, and snare. Within its higher registers, high hats, bells, and sonorous pulses refract above the bassline, which lends a grounding influence. BUBBLES brings considerable bassweight, further amplified by the crushed and distorted kickdrum that breaks cyclically upon it, with each and every attack leaving harmonic echoes in its wake. Above these booming surges, the initially hesitant tone of an effervescent synthline is slowly transformed into a swirling sonic storm by the intensity of the beat below it, churning with energy swept from the echoes of the kick.
With LET ‘EM DROWN// BUBBLES, SUBP YAO presents a duo of powerful tracks that display his style with a heavy purity, its driving halftime basis merged with a menagerie of sonic textures in a unique synthesis of sound. Transmitted via METHLAB RECORDINGS, the sonics within can be expected to diffuse throughout the halftime scene and beyond at a rapid pace, carrying the names of both SUBP YAO & METHLAB upon their fierce current.
Fade + Various Artists – Collaboration LP – Faded Music
RELEASE DATE : 28th July 2014
Fade has been part of the Drum and Basslines events since the very beginning back in 2011 and performed at all 3 of the events we have hosted in Kiev, Ukraine so we take special pleasure to recognise one of our own !!! Also featured on this album is DJ Abiotic who has performed with us in Kiev as well! Check out our pics from the first Drum and Basslines party with both Fade, Abiotic and also Unknown Error who was headlining that night HERE
Anyway… A NEW RELEASE !!!
Fade is fresh back from his European tour, which saw him play in Turkey, Germany and Czech. He’s wasted no time in getting back behind the wheel of his imprint, Faded Music. The collaboration LP contains a huge pile of collabs between Fade and various friends. There’s something for everyone in the mixture.
Sample from Soundcloud :
We dont have the purchase link for this yet but will post it up as soon as I speak to Mr Fade and Abiotic !!!