Symmetry Recordings drops a brand new LP with cuts from various artists, the CD featuring no less than 12 individual tracks. Drum and bass in abundance here with excellent work from label boss Break joined by Eastcolors, Ulterior Motive & Code 3, Octane & DLR, Prolix, Silent Witness, Need For Mirrors, Fields,Hydro, Mako, Villem and Mikal. An impressive roster and it makes for a fantastic long player. From the deep roller ‘Power Down’ to the more vocal ‘Who We Are’ and also the subtle in ‘Watch Out’, this LP really shows off Symmetry for who they are; A committed label excited by pushing the sounds of solid Drum & Bass.
Utopia Music are set to drop their latest single on Monday 23rd July and the new release sees Fields on production. With releases on Mars, Symmetry and Ingredients already under his belt, Fields breathes life into D&B with this double A side.
‘Elemntal’ is a progressive roller with harmonic stabs that set the pace for a smooth vibe with atmospheric pads taking you up. The track builds beautifully and carries you right through. A head nodder and a dancefloor track.
‘BTC’ on the AA side is a dark and techy number that eases you in before attacking with sonic hits and twisted bass.
Label boss MAKO certainly knows what direction he wants Utopia Music to go in and its refreshing to know people still want to step outside the norm and formulaic to make drum and bass that sounds this good.
Mako’s Utopia Music label returns with the mighty Mute alongside the man himself with 2 storming drum and bass cuts. Both featured on this weeks Robot Bodypop show.
First up is the atmospheric and moody ‘Cali Sleaze’. A future soundscape that we’ve come to love at the RBP.
On the flip its the techy and industrial roller ‘Always’. Heavy subs alongside vocal stabs coupled with a deep groove. Love it.
Released on 30th April. Bag it.
Inspired by the soul and groove vibe found in the 90’s, label Mars hopes to re-establish ‘a sound almost forgotten’ in Drum & Bass. Mars002 comes with Mute and Mako on a double-edged roller. A-side ‘Essential Form’s keeps it bouncy with some smooth vocal stabs whilst the flip ‘Who Knows’ keeps the percussion tight with some punchy beats backed with a soulful energy perfect for the dancefloor.
Also celebrating 2 years in the game, Mako and his label Utopia Music offer up a free D&B stepper. A slice of future beats served up with some crisp drums and a side of twisted funk. Grab this while you can.