Opening up proceedings for 2016 on NexGen Music Group’s flagship drum and bass imprint is one of their stables most prolific artists, Rob Sparx. Considered a veteran producer, Rob cut his teeth on making Drum and Bass in the early noughties before building a substantial dubstep discography on his Migration Recordings imprint. Returning to his 170BPM roots Sparx demonstrates no loss of passion for the genre as presented on his latest ‘Dreamin’ EP .
Sparx showcases his appreciation for the Jungle influence roots “Jah”, while “Dreaming” and “Navigator” pack in the rolling percussion and drum break edits of days yonder. EP opener, “Archon” demonstrates a heavier approach with as a dance floor stepper with sweeping throbs of bassline laying down the groove.
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EMPEROR – Into Black EP
Release - 27th April 2015 (Beatport/Critical)
Release - 11th May 2015 (Worldwide)
Critical returns, upping the ante once more with the ever-talented Emperor on board. Dropping a heady mix of peak-time performing drum and bass, the ‘Into Black EP’ is yet another piece of essential electronic fresh from the Critical vault.
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1) Emperor – Passed Up
2) Emperor – SMPL
3) Emperor – Mind Games
4) Emperor – Into Black
5) Emperor – Tandem (Digital Exclusive)
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TREi – Exclusive Signing to Viper Recordings
Viper Recordings are proud to announce the exclusive signing of Wellington, New Zealand drum and bass producer, TREi.
TREi, AKA Trevor Linnell, has been a leader in the drum and bass scene down under since 2007. With a slew of producers coming from Australia and New Zealand including Pendulum, ShockOne, State of Mind, and Concord Dawn, TREi has made a name for himself with releases on prestigious labels such as: Viper Recordings, Technique, Commercial Suicide, SOM Music, Shogun Ltd, Samurai Music, and Uprising Recordings.
2013 saw the release of his much anticipated second album, Satellites (on State of Minds SOM Music imprint), released to much acclaim. Packed with hard hitting beats, progressive rollers, and proven Dancefloor smashers including the singles Change Your Mind (with Thomas Oliver), Homecoming (with MC Tali) and Running (also with Thomas Oliver), as well as collaborations with The Upbeats & State of Mind. Continuing on from where 2009s highly acclaimed debut Innuendo left off, Satellites has propelled TREi even further into the musical stratosphere.
TREis association with Viper Recordings goes back to 2011 where he made his debut on the label with the single The Light / Mumbo Jumbo and a series of tracks featured on various Viper compilations including Habituated and Placebo, as well as his first Beatport #1 with the smash hit Seeds in 2014. Following the success of Seeds, TREi released another huge track with Viper in the form of his remix of Talis Forces from Vipers Decade of Viper 10 year anniversary album.
Finishing the year in style, TREi capped off an amazing 2014 with the Empires EP released on Drumsound & Bassline Smiths Technique Recordings. Receiving massive support from Friction on BBC Radio 1, the lead title track Empire was selected as the prestigious Friction Fire track of the week.
Now signing exclusively with Viper Recordings, TREi will be working on his next string of singles and EPs for the label in lead up to his next studio album.
Check how the news was broken on Friction show on Radio 1 HERE
BC#9 is the production name for Jason Bakes. Jason started off his career as a guitarist for the band Thin White Line and worked with many inspirational and legendary rock/punk artists and bands before making the progression onto drum and bass and electronic production.
A wide varying album featuring jungle elements as well as more breakbeat, liquid, and trance styles this album has something for everyones tastes.
The feel of the album is one of an emotional journey. For example the title track “Going On” was produced at a very powerful and life defining moment in the history of Jason’s career. After a 2 year period of recovering from a brain aneurysm that left Jason without the use of both his arms, this track was created with the release of emotion and stress he had overcome in the previous months and years.