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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.
Life is said to run a little slower in Vienna, and this laid back attitude is shimmering through all of Dorian’s productions, be it the raw & rugged tech funk of the EP’s epic lead track ‘Ritual’, the chimes-laden, sultry warmth of ‘Worlds’, the roguish oldskool vibe of ‘Breeze’, or the lush cosiness of ‘Hypnos’ descending to grimey depths.
Get seduced. Join the Ritual, and become enchanted by Dorian’s crooked Voodoo bliss!
Stream / Download: https://mainframe.lnk.to/DorianRitualEp
>> Slangsta-Rap VS Drum&Bass – Round One – Fight! << Mit ANSA, seines Zeichens ehemaliger Frontliner der Rap-Combo Die Vammumtn und dem Produzentenduo Body & Soul hauen sich zwei Big Player des heimischen Undergrounds auf ein Packl und geben euch 100% Crowdrocking – mehr geht ned!
Egal ob Battle oder Feierei, ob mit der Vamummtn Crew oder auf Solopfaden – der ANSA foahrt amoi grundsätzlich drüber. Ähnlich angriffslustig präsentieren sich die Sounds der St. Pöltner Breakbeat- Zampanos Body & Soul, die seit geraumer Zeit heimische wie internationale Tanzböden aufmischen, und das mit Verlass. Mit vereinter Schlagkraft will man nun den Homeboys das Raven und den Drum&Bass Heads das Bouncen lehren. Dabei treffen ANSAs gefeierte Mundart-Raps auf wuchtige Halftime-Beats und filthy Basslines, und es geht dabei vor allem um eins: Eskalation!
All jene, die’s nicht schnell genug haben können und unheilbar auf die 2 und 4 fixiert sind, werden mit dem Remix auf der B-Side bestens bedient. Dort haben Producer DubApe und Label-Don DisasZt den Track in einen Jump-Up-lastigen, straighten Twostepper verwandelt, der dem Original in Sachen Impact und Roughness um nichts nachsteht und garantiert zu jeder Uhrzeit funktioniert. „Hundat Prozent“ bildet den Auftakt einer Serie von gemeinsamen Releases, die in den kommenden Monaten auf Mainframe Recordings erscheinen werden. It’s going to rumble in the jungle…
Activate! On its A-Side, Mainframe Recordings’ first release in 2017 sees prolific label head DisasZt joining forces with sound wizard DubApe to fire off a nice salvo of rave stabs, the very type that’s been driving fellow Hardcore Junglists mental since back in the warehouse days. Enjoy the flashback – it won’t last long. The immediate punch of 2017’s cutting edge drums will take you right back to the present.
Elaborate Build-up science joining in a highly energetic dystopian craze and heavy impact bass growls… This shape-shifting beast was born to wreak havoc on floors worldwide.
Razor, on the the flip side, is coming deep down from the foggy dungeons of dark steppin’ underground. All grim and gritty, with snappy drums funkin’ things up, a gnarly buzzing Reese bass cuts its way through dense sound textures like a rusty razor blade – pure pressure! This one’s going to keep the shadow boxing army under siege.
Released: 27/02/2017 (Beatport Exclusive)
Get on Beatport: http://po.st/MFR087BP
NC-17, the Canadian daredevil, is giving us that clean but heavy, mind-crushing sound that he is the best at leaving us with an intense experience.
The distressing high notes, pulsating mid-range bass and the drums that accompany them certainly take us to the abandoned rainforest that keeps all kinds of surprises, then to the evacuated city hospital where there is very small chance of escape.
NC-17 teams up with KG & Emery to bring you Predator. They come from the world where there are no rules, they are the ultimate enemy killing for pleasure hunting for sport. This track raises everyone’s pulse gives the reality of the ultimate manhunt.
Side B in collaboration with Fade & Emery takes trudging sounds that animate zombie steps and mixes them with some madly stressful high notes and drums creating the illusion of the apocalypse. It is the Night of the Zombies!
Prepare for the crazy, prepare for the interrupted evil… These two new bangers will definitely hit the clubs hard!
Release: 02/12/2016 (Beatport Exclusive)
Darpa is a newcomer to our team, two very talented guys from Hungary, bringing a very unique, alternative, energetic sound into the scene.
…It’s here, it’s contagious, it’ll destroy you…Epidemic!
The symptoms include heavy breathing, goose bumps, fidgeting legs and the immediate widening of pupils.
The rules are simple…. Everyone dies!
The track nicely plays with an aligned set of drums, unique harsh stabs and eerie high-octane synths, but the real effect cannot be described in terms of drums and kicks.
Night King is an intriguing drum-funk-neuro mixture with a low base and heavy drums, creating trouble …he is coming…The Night King. The intro is scary, the track is dark and the beat is jungly enough to bring about the perfect vibe that transports you to the Haunted Forest and the Land of Always Winter…The Night King has found you…the only question is: Can you wake up from the dream?
These two tracks, although not the same pace, gender, style, go along really well with each other, one makes the other even stronger.
3rd of September 2016, Vienna, Austria, Arena Club…this is when and where the Mainframe Open Air Festival 2016 took place and it was a blast!
We thought that the best way to keep this memory is to put together an Album from the core Artists performing at the festival, their latest, newest vibes in one bundle of goodness.
Since the compilation features Artists of many subgenres, it is a very versatile and exciting mixture of liquid, jungle, neuro, soulful and more.
It is a very elegant selection that will make you remember the Summer 2016.
This was Mainframe Open Air Festival 2016.
TR Tactics – Illuminate / Dark Universe
Released: 16/09/16 – Beatport Exclusive
TR Tactics is back with their signature powerful sounds and iconic neuro-sounding drum and bass. Renewing their style the well-known Austrian duo is providing us with two tracks where everything is in place.
Illuminate is a track that either makes you run and run fast or it makes you lose your mind on the dance floor, either way you can’t sit calmly when it is blasting in your ears. The clean riffs and hard-hitting drums make this track the forerunner of neu-neuro, which would be a more popular family to the old neuro sounds. Illuminate juxtaposes the traditional sound design of neuro and a more minimalist build-up that makes it flow unstoppably.
Dark Universe on the other hand –nomen est omen- is more classical in the neurofunk sense, it takes us deep into the void, the non-observable, the mysterious. The drums are massive and the track nicely incorporates some techno vibe. The lengthened notes let the listener lose total control.
I can see Milla Jovovich’s determined face going against zombies, outnumbered… Total Resident Evil vibe.
Buy here: http://po.st/MFR081BP
Dossa & Locuzzed, the highly appreciated Austrian production duo is out with two fresh and very catchy tracks.
Side A – 24/7 featuring Mc Daxta, Austria’s word-shuffling pride is truly a heartfelt declaration of Love to the Music we’re all livin’, a finely-calibrated, cleverly-written track. Joining forces with Daxta they for sure created a Drum and Bass anthem, that depicts the performance, lets the listener be privy to the actions on stage, feel the energy, the smoke the sweat, the vibe, the bouncing crowd…
The popping lyrics and burning sounds will definitely make you fidget wherever you are!
Side B is a happy healing liquid track that truly soothes the mind with the light vocals, deep bassline and sound effects so satisfying that it couldn’t have received a better title than Magic.
Summer is definitely here!
Buy here: http://po.st/MFR079BP