2016 is a weird time for D&B labels. With the tendency towards more rapid release schedules and the increasingly crowded marketplace, it can be tough for a label to forge a distinctive sound and identity while fighting not to get lost in the wash. With that in mind, Addictive Behaviour’s accomplishments are all the more impressive.
With a commitment to quality over quantity, an eye catching visual brand and some seriously heavyweight artists on the roster, Addictive Behaviour are already floating to the top of the pack after two short years with no signs of stopping. Read on for our top 5 from the label’s back catalogue.
High Rollers Vol. 1
The Addictive Journey began with a strong 4 track EP featuring memorable cuts from L33, Detail, EastColors and Minor Rain, all of whom have since graced the label with further sonic excursions. If you’re looking for chunky tech rollers this release has them in spades!
TR Tactics – Absolom / Black Light
Austrian duo TR Tactics’ first release for AB features plenty of the modulated bassline grooves and rolling breaks that makes their work so energetic. Funk and heft in equal measure; tasty business.
Handra – Coat Of Dust / Stay Away
Handra’s first release on the imprint saw Addictive’s deeper side coming out, featuring the sublime piano-led vibes of Coat Of Dust backed with the tougher and more stripped back Stay Away.
Rotation LP Part One
The varied delights of Rotation Part One met with enthusiastic response here at Dojo HQ when the LP dropped last summer. Featuring some wicked productions from Fade, Artifact, Nitri, TR Tactics and more, there’s plenty of dancefloor pressure and a few deeper outings to boot on the label’s first album project. We’re looking forward to Part Two when it drops!
EastColors – Times EP
Addictive’s latest sees EastColors return to the label with two collabs and a new remix. Nami collab Times provides a satisfyingly crisp tech roller while Mailky gets on board for the angular soca-infused riddims of Bounce. Last up, Detail & Tiiu’s rather lush Delusion gets the remix treatment, keeping the slick vocal but adding a layer of bassline scuzz for extra dancefloor pressure. Look for this one on limited vinyl and digital via Beatport from Friday 26th, with worldwide digital following two weeks later.