Eatbrain LP // Divergence / L 33 & Cooh Release // Broken EP // Otherside Records // Integral A
He perched upon the barren ledge, high above the valley beyond - the place where his people had resided for an aeon of peace, withdrawn from the overwhelming technologies of the outer rim, hiding in the obscurity of tranquility. The habitat below was a mere dot against his retina, his imagination doing the work in constructing an image of the bustle of the many lives within. He carried with him the sacred resin, and carried within himself the rite of his people, handed down between generations for as long as their history could remember. His sacrifice would ensure the peace of a generation more - his torment would be their strength. Civilizations that had come before tore themselves into pieces - times of peace held the unspoken lies of restrained savagery, the bitter truth of which came frequently, and bloodily as brothers and sisters set upon each other with unbridled hatred. That dark ferocity was within him now, carefully extracted from the minds of the populace by the ancient methods, he was the vessel of his peoples' catharsis. He hesitated a moment more, looking out to the distant peaks that had touched the heart of his eye since childhood, the gravity of the setting sun drawing his soul to the gold crested radiance of their summits. With a fluid motion he poured the resin down his gullet, felt it snaking through is entire being, searing the illumination of universal history deep within him. The staggering truths towered beyond him, twisting up in harmony before splitting, the many faces of darkness emerging, the true face of nature erupting in blackness, the unimaginable horrors that inhabit plains untouchable, the fiends that feed off life and light and invisibly, that grow in suffering... they felt his sight, knew they were exposed, their eyes turning inward to his psyche - tearing him apart, pushing through his body and erupting from within. The resin did its work... as the creatures unspeakable feasted on him across dimensions, roots burst from his ruined body, branches spiraling up trapping all in their path. A silence settled on the outcrop, nature threaded its fingers of wind through new grass, whilst the sun set against horrific merging of life and the terrifying living monument of DIVERGENCE.The EATBRAIN neurofunk behemoth returns with their first titan of a various artists compilation LP since 2016's MIRROR UNIVERSE release. In the two years that have passed in the interim, the label has gone from strength to strength, expanding their roster of artists significantly whilst dominating the globe with their impactful live events. The DIVERGENCE LP delivers the freshest talent that Eatbrain has to offer, combining veteran producers with young blood in a dynamic sonic orgy of twisted neuro. Featuring GYDRA, A.M.C, COD3X, JADE & MINDSCAPE, KOLT, L 33, MARK GALAXY, DABS, REDPILL, KURSIVA & HIJAK, HIDDEN FORMS, AGRESSOR BUNX, FRAGZ, MIZO, GANCHER & RUIN, TOBAX and TASK HORIZON, this 17 track manifesto of where the label stands is set to obliterate speaker stacks for months to come.
Towering above them, the planetary shards of the blast site splayed open like broken petals, vast in scale and overwhelming in the destruction they represented. They looked on in quiet awe as the now separated segment of the planet spun on the edge of the gravity horizon, the last remnants of atmosphere clinging to its rugged shape tenuously. The weapon had been more effective than they could have ever imagined, this was a beginning - the promise of their fate in the ruins of this freshly broken planet. A pair of legendary Bulgarian producers unite, with COOH & L 33 bringing their full array of audio manipulation weaponry to bear in the creation of BROKEN and POWER SOURCE. Drawing on the rich history of both artists' sounds, the outcome is a set of tracks that deliver both fearsome sonics and an intense dose of funk, wound in a deeply futuristic sensibility. OTHERCIDE RECORDS delivers once again, proving itself to be the dynamic label animal that fans of a specific cross section of drum and bass can really get their teeth into right now.
MethLab Recordings present the INTEGRAL AESTHETICS EP, featuring 4 distinct and precisely crafted tracks from rising names in the drum & bass genre and beyond.
Release Dates // 13.02.18 - Bandcamp 15.02.18 - Worldwide
Artists // Barbarix & Volatile Cycle, Instinkt & Brain Vertex, Loop Stepwalker & Dj Assassin, Humanon Release // Integral Aesthetics EP Label // MethLab Recordings
LOCKED CONCEPT has laid down a consistently exploratory path of releases, with their dedication to uncovering new artists and ideas without compromise showing through on every release. With their 14th release, the boutique label unveils a new talent in the form of Melbourne-based newcomer TIDE with a sleek pair of forward-thinking tracks for the thinking dancefloor in the form of CLAPPER and FEVER. With it's halfstep-dnb hybrid attitude Clapper does what it says on the tin, leading a relentless clap-led assault with a weighty bassline that strains to burst from the sub bubbles that it lays down. FEVER charges with nightmare ferocity into a restless world of feverish frantic energy, catapulting listeners into a bleak and intense landscape.