Bass got you in its clutches? Here’s cure for the infected! Mainframe Recordings is proud to announce the launch of its Bass Infection album series. Get ready for a whole load of contagious beats, bred in sound-labs all across Europe and spread out to four volumes. Vol. 1 kicks off with Akrom & Myselors mad-edits-spiked primetime roller “Cosmic Creation”, which is already getting blasted into Neuro-loving crowds by the likes of Zombie Cats or The Clamps. With “Regolith”, Ukrainian hot topic Tapolsky & VovKING, recently making their debut on PROGRAM, bring some cutting-edge Electro sounds with a twisted Pop feel to the table. Subtension gives us another sweet moment with his Trap infused “Touch”, before things turn dark and heavy with DisasZt’s full-on banger “Nasty Habit” and ISEE’s heavyweight stomper “Gravity”. Expect these to be rampant this summer!
Having two of the scene’s most promising up-and-comers on one release, Mainframe Recordings proudly presents a collab that has been largely overdue, with both of them stemming from Austria. While DubApe isn’t exactly new to the business (once-specialized in deep, soulful beats around 140 BPM and enjoying support from Dubstep top dogs like Kenzo and N-Type) he is still on the rise in the Drum & Bass scene. Phentix recently propelled himself on to major players’ watchlists, with releases on Critical, Cyberfunk and Citrus getting A-List support all across the scene, from DJ Hype to Noisia. Take DubApe’s decently sculpted soundscapes and powerhouse basslines, take Phentix’ vanguard production and his drum’s crispy punch – all these come together in perfect synergy. ‘Get it’ is an upfront slammer that has everything it takes for peaking your prime time rinse-out. ‘Silk Road’ on the flip side unfolds some wicked shuffle, with a mysteriously reduced soundscape creating rich imagery of long forgotten pathways through endless deserts. Make the crowd stomp, or make it float – this one can do it all.
Vienna’s smooth criminal Dorian strikes again, coming in with a roundhouse kick crossing all styles of Drum & Bass. Releases on New Playaz, Gun Audio, Switch! and Hangar have not only gained him support from the likes of DJ Hype, The Prototypes, S.P.Y, Rene LaVice etc., but also a reputation of being one of the most versatile producers out there, yet always having that distinctive organic and somewhat opaque flavour in his music, which also goes for the Ritual EP.