We are very happy to be PREMIERING the first release for Drum and Bass United Records of 2019. BC#9 returns in partnership for this release with INVALID to bring Jungle Demon to the world.
Dirty drum breaks and filthy synth bass lines smoothed over with spacial textures; these are some of the traits that define the DNB entity known as INVALID. Southern California native turned Colorado resident Jonathan Loeser, a/k/a/ INVALID, is a rising producer with plans to provide the global drum and bass community with original releases indefinitely. Over the past decade, INVALID has acquired the skills and equipment that modern caliber drum and bass demands, both as an avid drummer and as a live audio engineer. Jonathan is a member of The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). With the support of music lovers worldwide, INVALID has plans to offer digital downloads, CDs, and limited edition vinyl runs on all future releases.
The Video and Release
We are putting the video up here first because personally we really like it !!! With clips from various creative commons sources, put together by BC#9 himself it sets a great backdrop to a great track.
Two Drum+Bass producers come together to create the story and sound of Jungle Demon and Selecta, the galactic DJ. The video and the track tell the story of Selecta and Jungle Demon as they ride through the lost city. The video was created by Jason Bakes a/k/a BC#9, using clips created by multiple artists . The voice of Vincent Price is featured in a clip from the film “House On Haunted Hill”. The artwork for the release was created by Xtene Sixtene & INVALID . Video clips courtesy of Alberto Mielgo, Beeple and Ash Thorp. Jungle Demon was Produced and mixed by Jonathan Loeser a/k/a INVALID @invalidproductions.
Mastered By Nik Hrycyk @Amethyst Studios UK. 2019.
Video created by BC⚡︎➒ Jason Bakes.
Video clips courtesy of Beeple, Ash Thorp Cornelius Dämmrich, Alberto Mielgo, used under the creative commons license, Studios UK 2019. Video created by BC#9.
We think this track has both a modern, as well as a classic feel to it, with an energetic vibe that takes you on a journey. The video helps to project that alongside the music. But if you just want the soundcloud link then here you go –
As for BC#9 you can keep up with everything that is happening with DnB United Records over on their site HERE and check out the latest podcast by Invalid and BC#9 here –
This release hits all major stores in the NEXT FEW DAYS so keep an eye out for it !!
MethLab proudly launch the first advance single from their upcoming SENTINEL VA LP, a release that encompasses almost the entire MethLab roster, plus some special guests, and serves as the companion to MethLab // SENTINEL Tour, recently announced by UKF. Leading with an immense pair of tracks from veteran CURRENT VALUE and highly exciting newcomer MISSIN, the first single from an LP that’s set to be unforgettable, lands with a mighty bass shock, setting the scene for the audio voyage that’s yet to come.
Methlab brought Drum & Bass fans a present for Christmas with the release of the first single from the upcoming SENTINEL VA featuring a pair of powerful tracks by CURRENT VALUE & MISSIN. ISOTROPY features CURRENT VALUE’s distinctive & dynamic sonic palette, contrasting a beautiful & gliding melodic section with a furious flurry of sonic force as it shifts between the two extremes in an instant. MISSIN’s SPLIT is by contrast more direct with its intention, maintaining an ominous atmosphere which builds into a powerful halftime drop so characteristic of his sound.
Together, the two tracks are an exciting taste of what’s to come on the full SENTINEL VA, which is due out in 2019 on METHLAB RECORDINGS, featuring the talents of the labels roster nearly in full across its full breadth.
Given that Tantrum Desire has been one of the leading lights of Drumsound & Bassline Smith’s Technique Recordings for years, it’s surprising that there have been relatively few collaborations between them. So, since the announcement of their Technique International Sound live team-up, we’ve been breathlessly hoping that meant more DBS x TD sonic monsters would escape into the wild. And our prayers have been answered.
Now, if you’re calling a track “The Bomb”, you’re clearly not here to play around. And, as this is the first time we’ve seen the Technique bosses’ names on a track alongside Tantrum Desire’s since their dynamite remix of TD’s “Pump”, expectations are skyscraper high.
As wailing sirens, militant percussion, and an almost orchestral assault of bass explode onto the scene, we’ve got an intro to make you sit up and take notice straight from bar number one. Then that gigantic, multi-stage, acid-flavoured rise towards the drop means that whatever’s on its way is already worthy of a wheel up.
And then “The Bomb” drops. Steel-toed kicks and jaw-breaking snares hit hard, but they’re light on their feet, bouncing syncopated rhythms over the savagery of the bassline. And this tune isn’t done yet. Another huge build switches up the focus and delivers us into strident, glistening stabs to keep the vibe heated.
This is a monumental release from a group of producers who, even after all this time in the top tier, are still able to find new ways to light up a rave. It’s multiple-megaton DnB.
VALE brings their dark bass sound to the forefront once more with the release of their newest compilation, the enigmatically titled DMITRI’S TABLE. The inspiration for the name came from Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev, one of the first ever scientists to formulate the periodic table. Unique periodic elements combine to form compounds. Compounds have different properties from the elements that make them. In many ways this is reflective of collaborative musical projects
Within are nine tracks featuring collaborations by an assemblage of artists within the auditory landscape, including an utterly unique meeting between the twin aliases of PHIZICIST & ZAIN WOLF. Although composed of disparate approaches to production, the VA’s tracks combine with coordinated fusion of the common thread within all–a unifying commitment to low end frequency pervasive with each of its many melodies.
WAEYS & DAYLE’s MERGE introduces the compilation with a fusion of two discordant sonic states, one that flows with relaxed pads and reverberating keys, and another that sets a roaring bass straining against its sonic bounds. DFNKT & GEMO’s aptly titled WOBBLE features the sounds of an authoritative bassline, which defines the track with its rolling undulations as they carry a variety of glitched tones in their wake. CRIMES! & SIGRAH’s RAVECLASH dub fueled bravado couples soundsystem sirens and ringing vocals out above a rolling drumbeat backed by a high pressure bassline. CONFUSION sees a slice of dark halftime delivered by MISSING & POSEIDON, who create a soundscape dominated by a pummeling kick and snare combo and a melody that drips with malice. ZIMBU & AAGENTAH’s ETHEREAL explores a landscape inhabited by a multitude of sonic elements, held in line by the sonorous pulse of its hollow snare and stony kick. PHIZICIST & ZAIN WOLF’s STAGES OF DEPRESSION carries a melancholic sentiment upon its analogue orchestration, later transforming into a neurohop beat that buzzes with an array of energetic samples. KLIINE, DMR, & WALRUS TALES’ ECCENTRIC evokes a distinct and dream filled jazzy vibe as a hazy saxophone melody drifts through ambient pads atop a roving drum & bass beat, the track abstracted from reality by the timbres within. DEEZ & FRQ NCY’s MYSTERY BOX comes packed with a cacophony of sounds which reflect off of its walls atop the pulsations of its shifting dubstep beat. CARLO FRICK & ABELATION close the compilation with ZAPPIFIED, featuring the interactions of a highly mobile & electrified bassline on top of a constant 4 beat pattern that surges with energy.
With DMITRI’s table, VALE continue to promote a diverse range of sounds from across the bass music spectrum, exhibiting works from some of the most intriguing names rising within the scene. With its specialized fan oriented & collaborative focus, VALE itself is a collective rising in unison with the artists represented within.
The influential Dutch KORSAKOV event movement presents a breakthrough release of powerful proportions with the debut of THE KORSAKOV COMPILATIONS VOL. 1, the first release on their newly developed label KORSAKOV MUSIC. In celebration of their three year anniversary, the team behind KORSAKOV EVENTS is stepping into a new phase of their existence, not content merely to host artists at their incredible live events, but now also pushing to pioneer sound with a record label set to be a unifying force in DnB. Backed by the unstoppable force of KORSAKOV events representing every subgenre of Drum & Bass, KORSAKOV MUSIC now sets out to carry the same philosophy forward with their imprint. THE KORSAKOV COMPILATIONS VOL. 1 devotes itself entirely to this purpose with 14 tracks killer tracks produced by 14 established names within every sector of DnB, including liquid, jump up, halftime, dancefloor, and neurofunk.
TICK TOCK sees its glittering arpeggios paired with a running bassline, which carries the track forwards at considerable pace with effortless grace amongst the mistrals of distant yet impassioned vocals. TENSION flexes with the undulations of a deep rolling bassline, punctuated by the stabs of a tonal snare that takes its position high above the track’s murky depths. 0K11 exudes an experimental atmosphere as it hums with a frantic menagerie of glitched tones, all of which are swept away at the behest of its powerful kick & bass combo that roars with unrestrained intensity. VEKTOR contrasts the destructive force of its hard charging bassline with the bombastic energy of its impish melody, a dance that imbues each with the attitude of its partner in a unique synthesis of spirit. Building on a similar atmosphere of sinister intensity, RUN 4 delivers a relentless assault by way of its grinding bassline, explosive drums, and vocal sample tinged with a timbre of unstable psychosis.
With THE KORSAKOV COMPILATIONS VOL. 1, KORSAKOV presents an uncompromising compilation covering the full spectrum of Drum & Bass, yet unified in its resolute commitment to showcasing the best of each subgenre. As a result, KORSAKOV MUSIC is set to land with meteoric impact amongst the labels of the DnB scene, unique in their equal devotion to all of its many styles. With their first release, they deliver a fitting manifesto that is both unifying and powerful in its objective to move both mountains and the dance.
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