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Beware of the Yacare Kaiman! Ukrainian hot topic Tapolsky & VovKING are back on Mainframe with a hard-hitting double set of dancefloor bangers.
Having become a staple in Ukraine’s EDM landscape over the past years, the duo has recently shifted its focus purely to Drum & Bass and entered the international scene with releases on high profile labels such as ProgRAM and Technique rightaway. Being known for their uniquely crisp sound, next-level production and a vanguardist approach to rather liquid sounds, Tapolsky & VovKING’s forthcoming single on Mainframe Recordings is definitely their roughest take on the genre so far.
Its massive intro makes “Kaiman” a perfect set opener. Enter the swamp and witness that mean little bastard sneaking up on its prey, cold blooded and ready to strike. The drop hits just as ferocious, twisted and attacky all over the place. With a glitched-out percussive lead theme driven by whiplash snare hits, this one is going to take the crowds with ease.
“Hyperid” on the flip side drags you in with a tribalist percussion loop, building up in tension to burst off as a wicked chimera between Jump Up and Neurofunk that will get the heads spazzing out wild.
16 November 2017
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 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.
Beatport Exclusive: 18/08/2017
Worldwide Release: 01/09/2017
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!
>> 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