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Can’t stop the DubApe! Once a devotee to the broken beats at around 140 BPM, and enjoying prominent support from J:Kenzo, N-Type and Truth, the Austrian studio wizard has meanwhile fully dedicated himself to the techy side of Drum & Bass and is known for reconciling musical versatility with a distinct signature sound, characterized by decently sculpted soundscapes, powerhouse bass lines and crispy drums.
Enjoy some serious rinse-out on the opening track, “Delirium”, when DubApe’s dystopian signature rave sound is doing proper damage as it is known and loved for. On “Why”, DubApe is creating a dope atmosphere with nothing more than an enigmatic vocal sample, some squelchy bass sounds and sparsely set but still tremendously rolling beats. All minimal and stripped down to the bone, “Why” is a subtle banger for the sophisticated.
“One Year” is coming in just as deep, sparking an ambiguous vibe of stone cold funk and industrial soul. With a wildly disassembled vocal bending itself around swaying half-time beats, its wicked shuffle will put spines to the test – true neck snapper!
For the closing track, DubApe is teaming up with vocalist Patch Edison, who delivers both a soulfully sung Hook over catchy piano chords as well as bullet proof rap lines when the drop hits. “Unstoppable” is a deep Neurofunk infused roller, enriched with a nice pinch of anthemic pop appeal.
Bass Infection all over the world! With Volume 5 we are celebrating global contamination and proudly bring you a final load of pandemic vibes and contagious beats – mission complete!
“Flat Earth” sees Sheffield based duo Motional deconvolving the Earth’s surface and speeding towards new horizons, with the ride coming to a sudden end when the beats start hammering down.
“Berlin” by Manikin, fresh talent hailing from Perth, Australia, takes you deep down to the basements of the city’s former no man’s land lying waste after the wall had been taken down. This is how heads were stepping in the days before squatters and off-the-wall clubs had to make way for office blocks and chic boutiques – underground never dies.
“Follow Your Rules” by Nakwan is soaring up to ethereal heights, a call to unchain minds and see the world’s beauty glow, safely carried by a powerful Reese bass and percussive beats propelling forward through wide open space – let it shine!
Last but not least, Netics are back on Volume 5 with another crooked roller called “Vulture”. No frills in here, just a razor sharp Reese and tearing drums, plus a decent pinch of those wicked Belgrade vibes get the job done with ease.
Bass Infection keeps on spreading! Mainframe Recordings proudly presents another four freshly engineered strains from the world’s most clandestine underground labs.
After its thoroughly dark and heavy predecessor, Volume 4 of the mighty album series starts off with a comparably playful opener track by London based newcomer Kentro, who is taking you on a wild ride through the hazy streets of “Bangalore”. With a recent release on Renegade Hardware, and now on Austrian Drum & Bass’ flagship imprint, this talent has to be watched for sure.
On “Funk Off”, Vienna Residents Breakpitt & Tenchu take it a whole level deeper. Find a prime Tech-Funk roller here, garnished with a nice pinch of cool jazz reverberating from the days when Drum & Bass still was that mystical inner city thing Electronic Dance Music’s avant-garde was all hyped about.
Next up, and void of any kind of retro vibe, fresh talent from Switzerland Maverick is letting loose a modern day “Valkyrie”, but this one didn’t come to take fallen warriors to Valhalla, but rather to unleash pure Dance Floor euphoria. Back to serious business at the closing track – on “Kill Em”, Body & Soul are back with another hard hitter and again make no prisoners. To be taken literally!
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Hardheads watch out – TR Tactics are back on track! With releases on Citrus, Addictive Behaviour and Mainframe Recordings, the Austrian duo has created a devoted following and a trademark sound characterized by hard hitting drums and berserk bass lines, occasionally spiked with trancey arpeggios, dark and techy all over the place.
Notorious for inciting early morning riots when playing live, TR Tactics expose a deeper approach to their music as well: “We had the idea of taking something melodic, dive it into Chaos and pull it out again.”
“Vision” is about catching a glimpse on sinister times ahead that’s giving you the chills, and subsequently that fear turning into rage. “Unreal” ties up to the breakout theme and illustrates finding a new perspective on such dark premonition. Breaking it down, the EP’s main motive probably is the uprising, which finds its conclusion in the collab track with French Neuro-Don The Clamps. Both are known to take no prisoners, and “Maggot” is blowing down on us ignoble beings in a fury to teach us humble obedience. The final track, a collaboration with Mainframe Recordings Label Head DisasZt himself, won’t exactly fit into that story, but – for the sake of contemplation – think of “Fuck It” as a stray bullet heading right to the dance floor, just about to hit the crowd all of a sudden, and this is where the unforeseeable comes full circle with the vision.
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Worldwide Release: 01/09/2017
Bass Infection is spreading out inexorably. Volume 3 of the album series launched back in June brings you another load of pandemic vibes and contagious beats from all around the globe – enjoy the outbreak!
On the opener, Nakwan & Kryptomedic are teaching a lesson in how to “Bring The Funk Back”. Kryptomedic’s instructions are carried by an atmospheric intro that’s constantly building up tension to burst in a drop unleashing some serious fire. After having gained attention with releases on Renegade Hardware and Kinetik recently, young talent from Bratislava Kutlo is marching in with “The Raid”, a merciless Stomper driven by pan-pot-percussion and earthquake bass lines. TR Tactics do what they do best – disassembling the system in a fury and shifting orderly conditions to a “Chaos State”. Better run for cover when you see “The Swarm” coming up – Body & Soul let loose the Killer Bees. Finally, Netics, newcomers from Belgrade, are making their debut on Mainframe with Dropship, a fierce roller resembling the vibe of late 90s’ Drum & Bass. Keep it coming!
Bass Infection goes pandemic! Volume 2 of Mainframe Recordings’ freshly launched album series brings you another load of contagious beats from all around the globe – enjoy the outbreak.
To the Roof! On the opening track High Maintenance is back with a straight-up prime time smasher unleashing serious fury.
Dorian and fellow Austrian Twenty Freeze take it back in time and down to earth with their dope rolling “Dirty Habits”, draped in hazy rave stabs reverberating from the early days.
On “Fresh”, DubApe is coming in with a seriously reduced stepper, oscillating between epic breakdowns and minimalist tech-funk aiming straight at the Neuro crowd.
Freshmen from Prague, Hirogen, make their debut on Mainframe with “Bandit”, aesthetically unique, vibey, deep, and somewhat roguish – to be watched!
Last but definitely not least, on “Bronx Warriors”, NC-17 reunites with long time fellow Korosiv for a bone-dry, freakingly dark call to arms – these badboys from Toronto always deliver.
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!
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