Silent Dust are back – seven years on from their self-titled debut LP, the duo behind none60 Records bring their lunar production to bear on their second full-length, Listen to the Night.
The record pushes far beyond the duo’s drum & bass roots – although tracks like ‘Another Sunlight’ show that they are a sturdy as ever – as the production pair explore mellow half-time (‘Waiting on You’), spacey future-bass (‘Myths’) and even ditch percussion altogether on the tranquil ‘Puppet’s Dream’.
Over half of the tracks feature guest vocalists, and it is here that the record takes on a new dimension entirely as Silent Dust race onto fresh terrain to give the man on the mic something fresh to get his teeth into, touching US hip-hop on ‘$$$’ ft Terror and mangling breaks for SelfSays on ‘No One Man’.
Head to www.none60records.bandcamp.com to buy or listen below.
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.
Quentin Hiatus takes a trip away from his futuristic Free Love Digi label for a blinding release on none60.
For this one the American producer showcases both sides of his mind-expanding production skills – ‘Clever Girl’ is an uplifting drum & bass led by an addictive synth line and pushed forward by neatly chopped breaks while on the flip ‘Orange Dreams’ is dark, claustrophobic and technical, all tight percussion and prowling atmospherics.
The release is the 26th on Fade’s none60 imprint and has received rave reviews across the scene since its February 16th release. Listen below or head here to buy.
Twisted sounds from Eastern Europe are the order of the day on none60’s first release of 2018, complete with a Sinistarr remix on the flip.
The Corpus is a Lithuanian collective of producers, and ‘Cult X’ marks their debut on Silent Dust’s pedigree record label. All sparse half-time atmospherics and ribcage-rattling kicks it is a formidable statement of intent from the group.
Sinistarr makes a long overdue return to none60 for his speaker-shredding remix which sends the original clipping down the rabbit hole before pulling it back out with a flourish.
Listen below, or head to www.none60records.bandcamp.com to buy.
Wagz makes his debut on none60, one of the most devastatingly reliable labels in the game, with two cuts of flowing, golden liquid.
The Sheffield producer goes deep, with layers of warm bass dominating both tracks while gentle melodies give a lift to ‘Exile’ and sparse atmospherics do the same for ‘Zodiac’.
‘Exile’/‘Zodiac’ is out now on none60, the label founded by Silent Dust. Listen below, or head to https://none60records.bandcamp.com/ to buy.