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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
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