Swedish drum & bass wizard Seba gets back behind the controls for a new release on his own Secret Operations label, the first of the year so far.
‘Nobody Knows’ – which made it into every set Seba played in 2017 – is a soaring break-heavy roller with space-age pads and blissful atmospherics torn by a fizzing bassline that slides the track into slightly darker territory.
Flip the disc and dub techno tribute track ‘Implosion’ echoes urgently as vocal pads plunge through the speakers, creating glacial textures that don’t need a gigantic bassline to carry weight.
Two classic Seba tracks have been given the remix treatment by two heavyweight producers on a new remix single for Secret Operations.
Om Unit steps up to flip ‘External Reality’ into a slightly more restrained affair, breaking down the rhythm and smoothing out the bassline beautifully. On the other side, Digital delivers a frantic take on ‘Day by Night’, keeping hold of the bass sound that characterises the track and taking it into totally new ground.
The remix single comes two years after the re-issue of Seba’s album Return to Forever. Listen below, or head to www.secretoperations.com to buy.
From humble beginnings as a drum & bass night in a Stockholm basement in 1997, Secret Operations has grown into one of the scene’s most respected labels, bringing the formidable best of what Sweden has to offer.
The brainchild of DJ and producer Seba, Secret Operations was transformed into a record label in 2002, and it is that landmark change which is celebrated on the new compilation record.
Most of the Secret Operations back catalogue has Seba’s name to it, and his inimitable sound dominates the 18-track 15 Years of Secret Operations, but true to form other talented producers make appearances. They include Andy Skopes, Paradox, Resound and more.
Seba returns again to Warm Communications with another sublime 12”. Nichoho focuses around one of the cleanest amens we’ve heard in ages. Sensual female vocals wrapped around lush pads and driving bass. Sienna is another euphoric stepper Seba is so well known for.
Release Date: 10.9.15
clear, transparent red & white splatter 12″ vinyl & digital formats
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