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.
A hidden treasure no more: Monolog propels himself to the forefront of cutting edge drum'n'bass and electronica with this amazingly intense album. A lesson in music production and an impressive display of controlled madness, “2 Dots Left” is a tour de force made of deep basses, very percussive beats and high tempos. Monolog manages to makes his what most people could only experiment with and comes up with something which, while overwhelming at first, proves to be extremely absorbing and rewarding. Get this on 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)
Compiling the tracks from both of Matta's vinyl records for Ad Noiseam, their appraised remix for Hecq, two older tunes and a brand new one, "Prototype" is a way to look at the short but already very rich past of this British duo. The ten tracks of this CD confirm not only the sheer efficiency of Matta's material, but also its very detailed, deep and sharp nature. A colossal, multifaceted and remarkable first full-length snapshot for this rising act. (Get this on CD / as mp3)
Beatsmith extraordinaire and relentless live performer Karsten Pflum delivers with his mysterious "Nemo Loon" his take at the dubstep sound. Towering, imposing, and yet extremely dynamic and percussive, the four tracks on this EP are obviously not the output of a newcomer, but of an experimented producer. Marrying catchy melodies, tectonic bass lines and sharp drums, "Nemo Loon" is both a spatial, mystic monolith and a heavy, head-nodding alien creation. Get this on 12" / as mp3
For their second full length album, The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble set their sails towards uncharted territories and unveiled a new symbiosis of warm electronica and dusky yet clear acoustic instrumentation. Familiar yet unsettling, varied yet coherent, dark yet warm, the highly detailled maps of "Here Be Dragons" form TKDE's most personal and crafted release, a mesmerising combination of traditional and modern sounds, and a highly rewarding album. (Get this on double LP + CD / on CD / as mp3)
Cardopusher's long awaited second album is to be taken literally. Uniting a heavy but fresh blend of dubstep with exhilarating breakcore and mash up, Cardopusher delivers a passionate and highly efficient album as only this incomparable musician could deliver. Original, hot, anthemic, and masterfully executed. "Unity Means Power" is a coming of age and a perfect example of Cardopusher's current display of insolent talent. Dancefloors unite! (Get this on 2x12" / as mp3)
More than just dubstep: Funckarma make this genre theirs and re-write its foundation anew with this barrier-breaking record. Heavy but sharp, clear but dub-influenced, mid-tempo but infectious, the second volume of Funckarma's take on the dubstep genre is a new take at one of today's dominant genre by unequalled producers. (Get this on 12" / as mp3)
Raoul Sinier is the musician formerly known as Ra. An appetizer to Raoul Sinier (formerly known as “Ra”) 's third studio album “Brain Kitchen” (to come on Ad Noiseam in 2008), “Huge Samurai Radish” sees this multi talented artist present a new menu of his gritty, catchy and personal electronic hip hop, as well as lend the knife to La Caution, Vast Aire (of Cannibal Ox fame), Wisp, Datach'I and Lynx & Ram for five spicy remixes. Tasty and highly addictive. (Get this on CD / as mp3)
The vinyl pendant to the full length CD of the same name, “Grist” compiles six Drumcorps tracks which had not made it onto wax yet. Aaron Spectre's ultimate hybridization of grindcore and breakcore still marches on, presenting again the very intense, detailed and passionate tracks that have made this project so sought after all over the world. (Get this on 12" / as mp3).
Mothboy's second full length album, “Deviance” is a very mature work in which his very bass heavy beat get adjusted to a new, faster tempo, and conjugated with more diversity and voices than ever. A very varied, personal and massive work, adding a solid stone to the Mothboy discography. (Get this on CD / as mp3)
Almost a year has passed since the release of Mothboy’s critically acclaimed album "The Fears". Since then, Mothboy has been busy fillung up dancfloors and cooking bass heavy mixes for Akira The Don, 65Daysofstatic, Enduser, Mad E.P. and other artists. To fill the gab between this debut and his follow up "Deviance" (due in 2006), Mothboy comes back with a 6 track ep, "Exonian". (Get this on 12" / as mp3)
Ad Noiseam is very proud to present here Mad e.p.’s first release (and how could one have said no to such a demo?). With such a display of talent, Mad e.p. is to leave a mark wherever his music threads, and “When I’m 6” might very well become the long time classic that sets the first stone. (Get this as mp3)
The coolest teenage robot on this side of the microchip finally comes back with a new single. Here is his 44KHz homage to the MOS6581, the soundchip at the core of the Commodore 64 and the dearly loved Sidstation. (Get this on CD / as mp3)
For his first release on CD, Zak Roberts (Cdatakill) signs with "Paradise" both a massive work of art and the definitive meeting point between innovative breakbeats, harsh industrial sounds and soulful compositions. (Get this on CD / as mp3)
Two years after his "In_Sect" debut, Niveau Zero presents with "Jasmine" a very ambitious album in which he refines and improves the recipe which has made him one the highest regarded figures of European bass music. Still refusing to embrace any trend, he combines dubstep, metal, hip-hop and break-beats in an ensemble that not only stays coherent from start to finish, but constantly evolves, changes and keeps the listeners on the edge of their seats. A detailled, massive and towering display of inventivity and takent, "Jasmine" is the perfect studio-translation of what makes Niveau Zero one of the most exciting act around. Get this on double gatefold LP (with the CD inside) / on CD / as digital files