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Mainframe Recordings is celebrating its 100th release, and we’re overly happy to be joined by North Base, certainly one of Drum & Bass music’s most vibrant outfits these days, holding account for big time smashers such as ‘Third Eye’ (alongside Turno feat. Harry Shotta), ‘What R U Doing?’ feat. Ragga Twins, or remixes for prolific artists such as Example, Craig David, Laidback Luke and many more, released via high profile labels such as Viper, Technique, Audioporn, Mayan, Formation etc.
Comprising of two young studio cracks Wilf & Splice plus DJ Silver, the latter one deeply rooted in the Manchester Drum & Bass scene’s pioneering days, the trio’s output unifies latest gen. Cutting edge sounds with a timeless old-school vibe, as perfectly displayed in their upcoming banger ‘Snout’.
Preceded by a low key thug vocal, violence is definitely on when drop hits with brute force, unfolding crude drum work over a rumbling reese, spiked with barking mid-range bass and thrusting cowbell action.
For the double A Side, North Base has been joining forces with Vienna’s main man DisasZt, renowned producer, owner of Mainframe Recordings and head promoter behind one of Europe’s largest recurring event series under the same brand. Widely appreciated for his ruffneck trademark sound, as displayed in banger releases such as ‘Stop’ (alongside Brighton’s Erb N Dub) and ‘Disco Ninja’ on Mainframe, but also broad musical versatility as heard in decent releases such as ‘Vogue’ on Viper, and ‘I Got U’ (collaboration with Brazil’s Alibi) on V, or his most recent single ‘Make Them Wise” on Formation bringing deep vibes and melodic sweetness to the table.
Same goes for ‘This Life’, a soaring vocal tune incorporating ethereal pads and classic drum breaks, capturing feelings of urban solitude in a both mentally and physically moving way.
‘Snout / This Life’ is released in vanguard of Mainframe Recordings’ MFR100 jubilee album release (to be expected in May 2018). Stay tuned for more…
01. Erb N Dub & Disaszt – Stop
02. TR Tactics – Vision
>>> DubApe – Why
03. Nakwan & Kryptomedic MC – Bring The Funk Back
04. Dorian – Ritual
05. Manikin – Berlin
06. Body & Soul ft. MC Daxta – Connect (Phentix Remix)
07. Disaszt – Nasty Habit
08. Motional – Flat Earth
09. DubApe & Phentix – Get It
10. TR Tactics – Unreal
11. Body & Soul – Kill Em
12. NC-17 & Korosiv – Bronx Warriors
13. Dorian & Skore – Powertool
>>> DubApe – Fresh
14. TR Tactics & The Clamps – Maggot
15. Akrom & Myselor – Cosmic Creation
16. Isee – Gravity
17. Dorian & Skore – Be Afraid
18. DubApe – Delirium
19. TR Tactics & Disaszt – Fuck It
20. Netics – Dropship
21. Dorian – Breeze
22. Tenchu & Break Pitt – Funk Off
23. Kentro – Bangalore
24. Dorian & Twenty Freeze – Dirty Habits
25. Subtension – Touch
26. Nakwan – Follow Your Rules
27. Dorian – Worlds
28. Tapolsky & Vovking – Regolith
Stream / Download full compilation: po.st/MFR2017
2017 – A season to rewind. Think of TR Tactics’ chart peaking ‘Vision’ EP, think of Dorian & Skore’s notorious summer slammer ‘Powertool’. Think of the massive ‘Bass Infection’ series, seeing an encounter of fellow long-term campaigners and exciting newcomers alike.
With renowned artists such as High Maintenance, Erb N Dub, Subtension, Body & Soul and fresh talent such as Tapolsky & VovKING, Akrom, Nakwan, Kutlo and many more, there’s been plenty of reasons to recompile past season inside the Mainframe. Enjoy a hand picked selection of our favourite tracks from 2017. The bundle comes along with an exclusive continuous album mix by Twenty Freeze.
2017 has been a big year for Vienna’s main man DisasZt – renowned producer, owner of Mainframe Recordings and head promoter behind one of Europe’s largest recurring event series under the same brand.
Not only is his latest collab release (‘Stop’ alongside Erb N Dub) currently inciting serious chaos on floors worldwide. His recent productions have displayed a new level of versatility, with decent tunes such as ‘Vogue’ on Viper, and ‘I Got U’ (in collaboration with Brazil’s Alibi) on V Recordings bringing deep vibes and melodic sweetness to the table.
His upcoming release on Mainframe sees Disaszt shifting back to berzerk mode in style, with a crooked “Disco Ninja” lurking behind the corner, ready to strike. All dirty analogue sounding and with tons of bass line pressure, there’ll be blood on the dance floor when its boomy drums hit the crowd – pure danger!
“Shorty” on the Flip side takes you down to the deeper realms of digital mystics. A stylistic cross-breed, sounding future and retro alike, its snappy drums and bouncy bassline will make the fellas jump.
Stream / Download here:
▪️ Get it on Bandcamp: po.st/MainframeBC
Beatport Exclusive: 19/01/2018
Worldwide Release: 02/02/2018
Because they can’t, they won’t, and they don’t stop…
Fresh collab tune forthcoming on Mainframe Recordings sees DisasZt’s sense for raw impact and Erb N Dub’s rather playful approach to the rinse-out business come together in a perfect blend.
Hailing from Brighton, Erb N Dub has become a staple in the UK Drum & Bass scene, with releases on RAM, Technique and Playaz, remixes for DJ Fresh, Foreign Beggars and, not least, his recent joint with Krafty Kuts alongside Harry Shotta, which earned him heavy rotation on BBC Radio 1.
Likewise, Vienna’s DisasZt, the man behind Mainframe Recordings and one of Europe’s largest recurring event series under the same brand, can’t exactly complain about a lack of airplay these days. With decent tunes such as ‘Vogue’ on Viper, and ‘I Got U’ (in collaboration with Brazil’s Alibi) on V Recordings, he has recently surprised his followers by bringing deep vibes and melodic sweetness to the table. On ‘Stop’, he now recollects the tried-and-true heavyweight formula he is known and loved for.
Dark and doomy all the way, meandering synth lines and bleepy signals pile up into a throbbing wall of sound, subsequently being riddled by percussive drumfire and chain punch bass hits. Armed with some extra nasty Rave stabs and bass sweeps engaging in call-and-response with that notorious Beastie Boys sample, DisasZt and Erb N Dub are definitely rockin’ the sure shot on this one.
Beatport Exclusive: 08/12/2017
Worldwide Release: 22/12/2017
>> 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
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