Premiere: Pessimist – WPN – 1

Pessimist returns to UVB-76 Music with WPN-1 and WPN-2. Tracking at 170 and 130 beats per minute respectively, Pessimist asserts himself with drawn out apprehensive intros on both tracks leading to tribal drums and weighty basslines on WPN-1 and percussive hardcore-esque breaks and tones on WPN-2. A triumphant return for one of the labels finest.Continue reading “Premiere: Pessimist – WPN – 1”

Premiere – Clarity & Holsten – You Alright?

Clarity returns to the fore with the stunning Basalt EP on UVB-76 Music. Four tracks split across two tempos, bound together with a signature clinical precision and prowess commonly associated with Clarity’s work. Title track ‘Basalt’ and ‘Different Ways’ lurk at a moody 130 bpm, while ‘You Alright?’ (alongside label mate Holsten) and ‘Drifter’ areContinue reading “Premiere – Clarity & Holsten – You Alright?”

Premiere: Out Of Fuel & Akinsa – Constellations

Out of Fuel return for their third and most sonically diverse outing yet on Translation with the Constellations EP, featuring collaborations with Fuj and Akinsa. The Finnish duo have spent the better part of a decade exploring the deeper and more experimental side of the 170 spectrum in their Helsinki-based studio, in their DJ setsContinue reading “Premiere: Out Of Fuel & Akinsa – Constellations”

Premiere: Gremlinz & Jesta – Albatross

Enter UVB-76 Music’s international arm, the Toronto connection Gremlinz & Jesta. Opening with funked fuelled jungle workout ‘Albatross’, percussive grooves and a synth line to cut cleanly through any dance floor. Backed with the frenzied bongolia of ‘RRLCO’, stabbed out scratches sitting of a bed of ricocheted beats set to inspire the most seasoned b-boyContinue reading “Premiere: Gremlinz & Jesta – Albatross”

Premiere: Holsten – Odlum

Following a succession of hard-hitting 12”s on the Droogs imprint, Holsten graduates to the UVB-76 Music imprint with a 4-track masterclass in 160 BPM junglism. The Odlum EP sees Holston join one of the most elite classes in drum & bass demonstrating a first-class proficiency in rolling breakbeats, humming bass and piercing distorted pads. DarkContinue reading “Premiere: Holsten – Odlum”

Premiere: Again Saudade – Again Saudade

Again Saudade offers an innovative six-tracker that launches a fresh creative direction, one that seeks to channel residual thoughts and emotion relating to trauma and abandonment. It’s a deeply human, personal piece of music. Finding a home on Inperspective Records the EP confirms the imprint as a leader in forward thinking breakbeat music. Check outContinue reading “Premiere: Again Saudade – Again Saudade”

Premiere: Overlook – Video Nasties

The Droogs label is back on the case with another blistering release from two of the stable’s favourite sons. Overlook’s ‘Video Nasties’ warbles through six and half minutes of twisted bass, tough breaks and raucous sax licks, while Karim Maas’ ‘Dimensions’ is the meeting of archetypal jungle drums and raw untamed low frequency distortion. BothContinue reading “Premiere: Overlook – Video Nasties”

Premiere: Ghost Warrior – Meet At Infinity

A One.Seventy favourite and hugely consistent producer, Ghost Warrior comes good on his reputation with a new 4-track ep on Well Street Records. Across 4 tracks the ‘Meet At Infinity’ ep is clinical, stark, cold beats delivered with measured finesse and perfect balance. Everything that we have come to expect from Ghost Warrior production areContinue reading “Premiere: Ghost Warrior – Meet At Infinity”

Premiere: Deft & Lewis James – Wolf 503 b

’Teleporter’ is the new joint EP from Deft & Lewis James; a natural pairing of minds for a project that has been long in the making. Both have indirectly crossed paths via separate releases and collabs on Exit Records and 1985 Music, and now come together on Deft’s own B4 Music. Both artists are wellContinue reading “Premiere: Deft & Lewis James – Wolf 503 b”

Premiere: Overlook & Karim Maas – Heart Of Darkness

Overlook steps forthrightly into the cinematic horror of ‘Ultra Violence’, leading with an unnerving tonal soundscape which finally relents to aggressive industrial beats, climaxing in an assault across all frequencies. Joined by Karim Maas on ‘Heart of Darkness’ the pair explore the outer limits of distorted breaks and almost psychedelic screams from inside the machine.Continue reading “Premiere: Overlook & Karim Maas – Heart Of Darkness”