Truth through diversity: Hecate breaks a long period of silence with an EP on which four of her closest collaborators get to remix and mash up material from her "Brew Hideous" album. From the fast paced breakcore of the Amboss and Vile Enginez remixes to the solemnity of the White Darkness (a.k.a. Bong-Ra) and Slutmachine ones, Hecate's music gets revealed and amplified under each of its aspect. Let is be heard that the reigning queen of breakcore is back, not alone, and with a vengeance. (get this on 12" / as digital files)
Matta's second record for Ad Noiseam comes out as this duo is receiving praises from all ends of the dubstep scene (and beyond). Driven, hard and very efficient, the title track has packed dancefloors all year with its gritty bassline and deep drops. On the B side, things might get only a little bit humane, as Matta deliver a couple more tunes featuring their signature majestic melodies and glitches. Massive, very detailed, fresh: another proof of this duo's remarkable and remarked talent. (Get this on 12" / as mp3)
The first album by France's best known dubstep export, "In_Sect" is a boundary-free wild ride through the many forms of modern bass music. Featuring collaborations with such artists as Ben Sharpa, Broken Note, Hecq and The Unik, it is a new statement of Niveau Zero's talent and his take at concert hall-friendly heavy tracks. Heavy dubstep, hip-hop, metal and breaks collide here to form a massive and addictive collection. An ear-opener against musical sectarianism, as well as a perfect album to spin or dance to. Get this on CD / as mp3
This 12" is the second volume of "The Words Below"'s limited vinyl edition. Ad Noiseam is releasing three 12" called "The Words Below Limited Vinyl Series" (in September, October and December 2009) as a vinyl pendant to DJ Hidden's "The Words Below" second full length album (coming out on CD). The first two volume contain three tracks each, appearing in slightly different versions than on the CD (to be slightly more DJ friendly). The third volume will contain two remixes (not included on the CD) by DJ Hidden and Eye-D (the other half of The Outside Agency). (Get this on 12" / as mp3)
The second volume of two, this record is the vinyl pendant to Sickboy's "Time to Play" CD, released by Ad Noiseam at the end of 2008. It features five tracks from the CD version and the vinyl exclusive "Gegen Haters". (Get this on 12" / as mp3)
With “Stab City”, Math Head finally presents on wax a new testimony of his insolent skills at creating ever changing, massive dubstep. Never loosing the dancefloor from its sight, but including a lot of innovative elements to this genre and not afraid of mixing the club appeal with wider sensibilities, he comes up here again with a highly impressive record that does justice to his extensive talent. Here comes highly efficient, fresh and hard dubstep record you have been waiting for. (Get this on 12" / as mp3)
15 years since his début and 5 since his last studio album: Mick Harris breaks the silence and delivers with "Stealth" one of his most massive works so far. Staying faithful to his trademark sound, this corner-stone of a musician, constantly redefining the boundaries of electronic music, delivers here 8 salvoes of monumental bass, sparse dry beats and deep drones. Let it be heard: Scorn is back. (Get this on CD / on 2x12" / as mp3)
Dancefloor droids rejoice! For his first release on vinyl, Madrid's forefront producer AZ-Rotator puts his complex dynamic beats to good use, and make them pay homage to old-school rave. Razor-sharp and crystal clear, the freaky vintage disco breaks are here to recombine complexity and club-appeal. (Get this on 12" / as mp3)
“The Madlands” trilogy is the gathering of three thematically and stylistically linked mini-albums composed by New York-based classical musician and electronic composer Mad EP, who takes here his listener through a non-linear collection of his most laid-back, personal and instrumental works. A deeply personal work displaying the heart of what Mad EP is, “The Madlands” is an essential compendium of many stories and tales turned into sound. (Get this on CD / as mp3).
A year and a half after the release of "Twilight", Lapsed presents a second album combining his glitch and cuts approach with a strong hip-hop feel. All along eleven tracks (enriched by a remix by Aaron Spectre / Air Inspector), he succeeds at deconstructing funky, syncopated rhythms to build his own micro-cuts and tunes. A ferociously catchy album under a cold, hygienic framework: glitch has seldom sounded so human. (Get this on CD / as mp3)
So, rave is back, they say. Old icons are making their come back, squat parties flourish and the audience of electronic music want to dance more and sit less. That’s where Cdatakill’s second full length album comes in. Speaking of how old-school sounds and energy are reappearing on the front stage, Zak Roberts (Cdatakill) says "I wanted to reclaim them, make them mine, not leave them to happy hardcore". (Get this on CD / as mp3)
Being at the core of many projects (Ammo, Ambre, Axiome, Dead Hollywood Stars, Moonsanto...) and collaborations (with Mick Harris, Mark Spybey, Xingu Hill...), Holland-based C-drík comes back with “Etats des lieux” to his very first project, Crno Klank with a first CD album which presents across 11 tracks the vast array of material which has been written under this name. (Get this on CD / as mp3)
The "Subsnow 02-02" CD compilation was released specially for the Tarmvred Subsnow 02-02 tour. This tour took place in Canada and the USA in February 2002. It contains a track by every band who performed during this tour.
With their first "on-purpose" album, The Outside Agency come up with the full-length album which we need, but might not deserve, and certainly not expect. This duo comprised of DJ Hidden and Eye-D have regularly brought fresh sound to the hardcore scene and repeat this feat again. Crossbreed, dubstep, breakcore? All this (and more) is included in this wildly varying and still extremely focused and driven album. If there ever was somebody who could combine cleverness, depth and masterful production to such a relentlessly hard music genre, it was them. They've done it again, probably more than ever. Are you listening? Get this on CD / as digital files.
DJ Hidden's third full length album is such a rich and encompassing experience that a few words can't do justice to its diversity and sharpness. A seamless combination of all of Noel Wessels's projects and tastes, it takes its listeners from the calmest, most evocative ambiences to the fastest, most pounding dancefloor highs. Nobody writes a track like DJ Hidden does, and we highly doubt that anybody is going to catch up with a musician whose blasts outside his expected boundaries with such commanding force, as “Enclosed” is a lot more than a regular album. (Get this on double CD / as digital files)
A new salvo of anthemic, harder-than-life dubstep from the Bulgarian and Spanish phenomenons that are Balkansky (a.k.a. Cooh) and Loop Stepwalker. This follow-up to their "Fraktals" EP shows how these two manage to write heavy and distorted tunes without ever falling in the current pitfalls of the genre. Free of "wobbly" or "filthy" clichés, here comes a record which will pack dancefloors, surprise delighted fans and once again affirms what a driving force these two musicians have become. (get this on 12" / as digital files)
The renowned detailled and personal production of Balkansky (a.k.a. COOH) meet the rage and insolence of the young Loop Stepwalker, resulting in a powerful record which puts rawness back into dubstep. "Fraktals", the first collaborative release between these two artists, is an energy-packed and original record which will fit perfectly alongside Broken Note or Niveau Zero both on the dancefloor and on turntables. Dirty but subtle, hard but balanced: the first step of an exciting path. (get this on 12" / as mp3)