Premiere: Phonograph – Feel So High

Phonograph returns to Hyperactivity Music for the fourth volume of their Polychrome VA LP series, and returns to our premiere spotlight! Cementing his trademark style for combining tough basslines with melodic elements, Feel So High treads the line between liquid and techstep…delicious, rolling vibes. Look for the LP at digital stores from Feb 26th!

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Premiere: Xenon – Dissolved In Disorder

Xenon continues his run of essential techstep releases with a new EP for P Lab Recordings, and we’ve got the exclusive on title track Dissolved In Disorder! Crunchy beats and an earworming acid lead characterise a tune steeped in classic rave and old school D&B influences. Hit up Bandcamp now to pre-order ahead of the release on Feb 19th!

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Sleepnet – Angel Blade [Vision]

Since the late 2019 announcement that Noisia would be parting ways as a creative project, neurofunk fans have been waiting with anticipation to see what new projects might emerge from the trio…and we may just have heard the first music from one or more of them. All we know for sure about the mysterious Sleepnet so far is that their first track is coming out on Vision, though the internet rumour mill is already churning with many suggesting the project is a collaboration between Noisia’s Nik and fellow Vision artist Former.

Whoever might be behind the project, the first track certainly bears the hallmarks of the Vision sound; intricate sound designs build tension on the intro before releasing into crunchy breakbeats and growling reese basses, though interestingly Angel Blade doesn’t feel like it’s been primed for the dancefloor as much as the home listening environment.

We’ll certainly be keeping our eyes peeled for more details (and more music) from Sleepnet…for now you can find Angel Blade at digital stores and streaming services.

Premiere: Maltin Worf – Thirsty

Serene atmospheres and tasty jungle-tinged beats on this one; Maltin Worf brings his unique style to Defrostatica. Absolutely lush track…one to lose yourself in. Look out for this as part of the 4AM EP, coming Feb 19th on vinyl and digital!

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Premiere: Blockdata – Exas

We’ve got an absolute face-melter on today’s premiere as UK hard D&B producer Blockdata lands on the well-respected Ohm Resistance! Exas delivers exactly the sort of precision sound design and heavy hitting bassline modulations you’d expect; haunting breakdowns and savage verses. Look for this on vinyl and digital from Feb 14th!

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Premiere: Channell & 2b.Frank – Imagination Runnin’

Manchester in the hotseat today as Channell teams up with 2b.Frank on a new cut for Inform Records! Crispy breaks, silky vocals and soft piano drive this one forward…smooth vibes. The single drops Feb 19th at digital stores!

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Premiere: Mystic State & Captivate – Departure

Mystic State join forces with Vancouver producer Captivate for a new single on The Chikara Project, and we’ve got the premiere of B-Side Departure for you today! Halftime beats, skittering percussion fills and a healthy dollop of atmosphere…yes please! Food for the soul…look out for this coming Feb 5th at digital stores.

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Premiere: SPKTRM – Down

SPKTRM returns to AGN7 Audio this month with a wicked new EP, and we’re hyped to have the exclusive on breakbeat damager Down! Starting off with an eerie hip-hop-esque intro before dropping into punchy jungle rhythms, this one has all sorts of hidden depths and tons of detail. Look out for it as part of The Numinous EP, out Feb 24th at all good stores.

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Premiere: Volatile Cycle – Invertebrate (A K A Remix)

EKOU bring us a big remix collection this month featuring a host of new takes on previous label releases, and for today’s exclusive we’ve bagged the A K A remix of Invertebrate! Keeping the tech-edged style of Volatile Cycle’s original but adding extra high-end sizzle, this transforms a minimal sub roller into a funky hybrid; neuro teeth but with a healthy dollop of soul. WIcked track – look out for the LP dropping Feb 5th at digital stores!

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Premiere: Zero T – Radical Step

The mighty Zero T lands on CIA this month for the first of the label’s 25th anniversary celebrations, and we’re hyped to bring you the premiere of Radicall Step! Keeping things crisp and understated, this is a deep, jazzy stepper with just enough sizzle…one to keep the dancefloor simmering. Watch out for the EP coming Jan 29th at all good stores!

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