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.
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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.
Listen to the essential compilation here, or head to https://secretoperations.bandcamp.com to buy the digital-only release.
Any time Seba drops new music ears prick up across the drum & bass scene, and this time it’s even more exciting as the d&b veteran brings new talent on board for a joint release.
Swedish producer Jr Vallo joins Seba on production duties for ‘-15’ and ‘Bon Voyage’, seamlessly making the jump from hip-hop to drum & bass.
‘-15’ was written in the depths of a freezing Swedish winter and ‘Bon Voyage’ emerged from a Kraftwerk-inspired studio session. The release is out on Seba’s own Secret Operations label.
Listen here, or pick it up at https://sebajrvallo.bandcamp.com/album/15.