More beautiful sounds are coming from the Free Love Digi camp, this time courtesy of Dutch producer Nuaru, who debuts on the label with the Like In A Dream EP.
The two-track release showcases the producer’s expansive vision – this loose take on half-time drum & bass is a world away from the punk rock and metal bands of his youth. The title track is mesmerising, with dream-like sweeps set over a rock-solid beat, while on the flip ‘She Blends In With The Ocean’ is a cinematic blast of fizzing bass and chopped vocals.
Known for his explosive live shows, Nauru played his first show at the Amsterdam Dance Event three years ago. He since signed to Basserk Records for a series of releases exploring different realms of low frequency centered sounds, while seeing his tracks featured on different labels and compilations alongside artists like Deon Custom, Arts the Beatdoctor and Pete Philly.
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Thomas B is back with another set of brooding halftime and menacing low frequencies as he returns to American label Free Love Digi for the four-track Augmented Place EP.
It’s safe to say that the prolific Arizona producer feels at home on Quentin Hiatus’ imprint, where he long ago arrived at double figures for tracks released, and on his latest effort things are kept tight, dark and expressive.
The EP is heavily focused on bassweight, with the stripped-back arrangements pushing the emotional content of the music, but the wonky basses of ‘Straat’ and the breakbeat work on the title track keep the record moving on through the dream state.
Listen to the record below, or head to www.freelovedigi.com to buy.
French production duo Kantyze give it both barrels on their Free Love Digi debut, the powerful Mutation LP.
Fusing twisted synth sounds, bludgeoning basslines and stomping drums into thoughtful, atmospheric and genuinely artistic music, a formidable amount of ground is covered over the course of the record’s nine tracks.
Drum & bass delivered with half-time rhythms, the cacophonous swagger peaks on tracks like ‘Expanse’ and ‘Kyber’, but each cut drips with a different flavour.
The Kantyze project is the work of Feubo and Knockoutz, who have spent the last 20 years deeply immersed in the French bass music scene.
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The insanely prolific Quentin Hiatus is back with another helping of intergalactic beats which stretch the drum & bass tag to breaking point.
The Free Love Digi boss likes to get up close and personal with genre boundaries, and on the third instalment of his I’m Neither Quentin Nor Hiatus series it’s strictly half-time, with rumbling bass sitting underneath lush textures which make for a typically atmospheric set of tracks.
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Drum & bass and footwork duel to the death on Sinistarr’s latest release, which sees the multi-talented Detroit producer return to space-age label Free Love Digi.
Free-flowing drums anchor the chiming ‘Bonchon’, and on the flip we’re treated to a bassline which is equal parts funk and wonk in the shape of ‘The Other Tune’.
The record is out now on Free Love Digi – grab it at www.freelovedigi.com and listen here.