Dissident – Apnoea/Anabasis ft. Nordub & Dissociative [none60]

Dissident - Apnoea/Anabasis [none60]

Dissident gets deep and dark on his none60 debut, Apnoea/Anabasis.

A-side ‘Apnoea’ prowls over an oppressive, pounding sub for the minimal drum & bass equivalent of a psychological horror flick while on the flip things brighten substantially as the producer teams up with Nordub and Dissociative to flirt with daylight after a stint plumbing the depths.

Silent Dust’s none60 imprint is no stranger to the atmospheric, more experimental side of the genre and Dissident’s release slots right in there amongst the likes of Lewis James, The Corpus, Ethos and of course the duo at the label’s helm.

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www.soundcloud.com/silentdust
www.none60records.bandcamp.com

MVRK – Dots [Pseudoscience Recordings]

MVRK - Dots EP [Pseudoscience Recordings]

Hungarian drum & bass producer MVRK muscles his way onto Hybris’s Pseudoscience Recordings imprint, which releases a record not put together by its head honcho for the first time.

Dots by MVRK is the third release, and the first not to come from Hybris – and the label boss has explained the reasoning behind his decision. He said: When I started Pseudoscience, I wasn’t in a rush to sign other artists, as I only want to release music that I feel absolutely confident about, and I’m a picky bastard.

“But upon first listen to Voyage (on my phone speaker) I told MVRK to lock it down, and the rest of the EP soon followed. MVRK is an exceptional talent from Budapest, who perfectly represents the Pseudoscience sound, and I’m extremely proud to present his debut EP on the label.“

Broadly speaking Dots is a neurofunk workout, but the sheer variety of sounds and arrangements warrants its own genre tag – ‘Voyage’ is sheer chaos, punishing synths running amok over erratic drum hits, while ‘Energizer’ retains the neuro muscle over a madly swung beat.

The title track rips over razor-sharp percussion and the record closes on the nuclear soundscape of ‘Ghost Circuit’, a borderline terrifying track dripping in atmospheric pads and menacing bass.

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www.soundcloud.com/pseudosciencerecordings
www.pseudosciencerecordings.bandcamp.com

Quentin Hiatus – I’m Neither Quentin Nor Hiatus Vol. 4 [Free Love Digi]

Quentin Hiatus - I'm Neither Quentin Nor Hiatus Vol. 4 [Free Love Digi]

Quentin Hiatus is back with more intergalactic goodness with the fourth instalment of his I’m Neither Quentin Nor Hiatus series, doing for drum & bass what NASA did for Neil Armstrong.

From the robotic warmth of ‘To Be Red’ to the full-bodied half-time roller ‘Electro Dynamics’ through more conventional break-led cuts like ‘Unstable Crystal’ and ‘Sense of Loss’ the seven-track record charts a course way out past Pluto, with warm synth washes from Mercury mornings and rumbling basslines from Jupiter’s raging red spot.

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www.soundcloud.com/free-love-digi
www.freelovedigi.bandcamp.com