Two years on from its initial conception, Romanian label Hangout Music is launching a new imprint called The Grey Division aimed at exploring the deeper and less dancefloor oriented side of D&B. They’re not pulling any punches on the first release either, with 11 tracks collected from up and coming producers to form The Event Horizon LP.
There’s a really diverse array of material on show here, ranging from the expected (though enjoyable) deep halftime numbers from the likes of Lefty & Ovh and Dycide through to much more experimental material. Amigo’s Mercury stands out as an evolving, psychedelic synth jam, as does the ominous ambient vibe of Hidden Life’s rather serene Communications.
There’s certainly plenty to enjoy here for anyone looking for electronic explorations on the more eclectic fringes of the D&B world. Check out the promo mix below for a flavour of the tracks and look out for the LP dropping sometime in August.