Category Archives: Artists

Radicall

  • By Lee Batchelor
  • Published September 25, 2015
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Radicall, real name Krzysztof Golinski, is a Polish drum&bass producer with many years experience under his belt. Krzysztof’s breakthrough came in 2007 with releases on legendary atmospheric label Covert Operations. He became a top DJ in Poland and released music on such labels as Drone Audio, Red Mist, Levitated, Offworld Recordings, his own Nightworks Music and Absys Records with his debut album “Emotive”. Radicall’s music is a combination of energetic and tech severity, electro melodiousness and deeper breath of atmospheric. Things are looking bright for Krzysztof in 2015 with releases on Celsius, Influenza, Scientific Records, Transference, Disturbd and many more. He’s still working on new music and he’s experiencing a new wave of creative vitality.

www.soundcloud.com/radicall
www.facebook.com/djradicall

Marso & Gala

  • By Lee Batchelor
  • Published July 18, 2015
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Marso & Gala (Alexei Manezhin and Gala Kucherenko) is a musical collective from Siberia, that was formed in 2012. Alex was born and raised in the city of Krasnoyarsk, Gala was born in a small taiga village in the north of the Krasnoyarsk Territory. Thousands of kilometers of endless taiga, wild rivers on one side and urban authenticity on the other, is what impregnates the music of Marso & Gala.

They met each other in the university in 2002. After 10 of offriendship they started creating together. Their first release was with the British label Offworld Recordings, as part of the compilation ´Different Shoresª with a track called ´Northern Lightsª.

Gala’s lyrics are linked with memories of her life in the north, they reflect to her early impressions, as well as something that touches her now.

Operon

  • By Lee Batchelor
  • Published July 18, 2015
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Operon has been a pillar of the drum’n’bass community in Brisbane (Australia) for over ten years now. Alongside partner in crime DJ Erther, Operon was responsible for reviving a dead scene for this UK breakbeat sound in his home town. Lack of exposure to the genre and a poor selection of events compelled Operon to start his own parties which led on to the seminal Brisbane clubbing event Rude Bwoyz Monthly. This dnb institution ran consecutively each and every month for over five years making Rude Bwoyz one of the longest running independent club events in Brisbane! His endeavors in nurturing the local scene have seen him rinse out alongside renowned dj’s such as LTJ Bukem, Teebee, A-Sides, Logistics, and Pendulum, as well as a feature mix and interview on major national radio station Triple J.

Also a keen producer, Operon has a string of releases lined up for 2014 as well as a solid catalogue of single and EP releases on top liquid and atmospheric labels including Fokuz, Phuzion, Camino Blue and Covert Operations (to name a few), as well as his own digital label Golden Orb Records.

His musical efforts payed off handsomely when his Fokuz Recordings release Electrons was played by London Elektricity on his Hospital Records podcast. The exposure gained from the podcast as well as his regular release schedule, saw Operon perform live at the 2012 Splendour in the Grass festival. His closing set on the saturday night saw the Tipi Forest stage packed to capacity as over one thousand revellers danced to this talented producers brand of deep, atmospheric drum’n’bass.

The summer of 2013/14 has seen Operon perform at some key festivals on the Australian electronic music calendar, including both Island Vibe, and Earth Frequency Festivals.

For the latest info and tunes, or to simply say G’ day, drop in at:

www.soundcloud.com/operon
www.operondnb.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Operon/327109107334036?ref=hl
www.youtube.com/user/operondnb
www.twitter.com/operondnb

Also check out the Golden Orb Records domains:

www.goldenorbrecords.com
www.goldenorbrecords.bandcamp.com
www.youtube.com/user/GoldenOrbRecords
www.twitter.com/goldenorbrecs
www.facebook.com/pages/Golden-Orb-Records/237765292971494

EMail: operon303@hotmail.com

Future Engineers

  • By Luke Honey
  • Published April 26, 2015
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Future Engineers

Having released popular Drum & Bass music since 1997, on leading labels such as Renegade, Partisan, 720 degrees, and Good Looking Records, Future Engineers finally launch brand new imprint Transference Recordings. It is designed to become a regular outlet – via digital download stores – for top quality and forward-thinking, deep D&B music.

The label sets off on a very strong foot with Future Engineers delivering the superb Ellipse EP – a refreshingly diverse collection of deeper D&B tracks from the top drawer.

Electrosoul System

  • By Lee Batchelor
  • Published January 16, 2015
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Andrey ESS Burtaev, is better known under his ELECTROSOUL SYSTEM alias, and his name has already been highlighted within the history of dance music, drum and bass in particular. His tracks are played by top DJs all over the world, his talent is noticed by famous producers, critics and ordinary listeners.
Andrey started his way into music in 1998: His first project FORCE MEASURING DEVICE was created together with Andrey’s classmate, Alexander Skipetrov. But the cooperation did not last long, having turned into Alexander’s solo project FM DEVICE. Later Andrey teamed up with his another classmate, Dmitri “Shalabass” Zubkov and that was the initial start of ELECTROSOUL SYSTEM. In 2003 Dmitri left the project. Shortly after that Andrey signed his first contract with Good Looking, and “A Tear In My Eye” was featured in “Progression Sessions – MAKOTO & DEEIZM – Japan Live 2003”.
Since 2004 Electrosoul System has been a demanded musician. His tracks are bestsellers on Strictly-Digital.com. His tunes featured on CD-inlets of Knowledge and ATM, major UK magazines dedicated to drum&bass and breakbeat culture. Different labels from UK, Germany, the Netherlands and the USA are competing for a chance to release Andrey’s tracks. Electrosoul System’s vinyls have regularly released on such labels as Hospital, Camino Blue, Fokuz, Covert Operations, Spearhead to name a few.
In 2006 Andrey Burtaev together with Roman Paramonov, a well-known musical promoter, started their own label, KOS.MOS.MUSIC, which main focus is the music done by people from Russia and other ex-USSR countries. Since then Kos.Mos.Music promotes Russian dnb-scene forward and bringing those producers to the attention of label owners from all over the world.
Along with his drum and bass/breakbeat career Andrey has been working on 4×4 music: house, tech-house, techno, electrotech, progressive and even trance. His tunes got into playlists and charts of a great number of famous DJs all over the world and received really positive feedback and support from James Zabiela, Dave Seaman, James Holden, Sven Väth, Carl Cox, Laurent Garnier, Nick Warren, Danny Howells, Bushwacka!, Lee Burridge, and also Sergey Sanches and Mike Spirit, Russian tech house gurus.
During his music career Andrey has played in almost every European country, UK and even China, had the numerous performances at KaZantip and the Technopolis festival in the Crimea, has traveled many cities of Russia and former USSR, played on Pirate Station, The World Of Drum and Bass, and other big raves, to say nothing of KOS.MOS.MUSIC’s own regular parties STEPPIN’SESSION and PHUTURE BEATS. He also used to work on Relax FM 90.8 and Megapolis FM 89.5, famous Moscow radio stations. As a DJ, Andrey has also appeared under different aliases: as ELECTROSOUL SYSTEM playing drum’n’bass, breaks, downtempo, lounge and chill-out, and as ANDREY BURTAEV playing tech-house, techno, progressive.
Another story is Andrey’s project called ESSL (ELECTROSOUL SYSTEM LIVE). Some people describe their music as ‘psychedelic acid-jazz-rock electronica’, although Andrey jokingly calls it ‘Lounge-Metal’ They are using both electronic and live instruments – drums, guitar, bayan (button accordion) and different folk instruments.
The band takes part in different music festivals, KaZantip, 84udo and Migz to name a few. In 2013 the ESSL won Golden Gargoule, a prestigious award by famous Moscow club ’16 Tons’, as The Best Live Dance Act.

Kos.Mos.Hip.Hop is a new Kos.Mos.Music’s sister label focused on russian hip hop and rap music. As on the main label, Andrey is musical mastermind of Kos.Mos.Hip.Hop either. He produces the most of the projects which the label is working on.

Andrey ‘Electrosoul System’ Burtaev is a keen producer, DJ and live musical performer working non-stop to master his talent and open new horizons.

LM1

  • By Lee Batchelor
  • Published September 26, 2014
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LM1 is the production name of Scottish based producer Allan Cowie. Based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He began releasing progressive house successfully under the name `Red Devil` on Choo-Choo records from 1998-2002 before making the switch to drum and bass in 2007 as `LM1`.

Influenced by classic atmospheric sounds and cutting edge producers he began his career in drum and bass as well as starting his own label `Offworld Recordings` which has grown from strength to strength since 2009. After his well received debut album on Offworld `Redshift` he hosted `The Offworld show` on Bassdrive.com promoting the deeper side of drum and bass.

LM1 has now had a catalogue of releases on labels such as Dispatch,Fokuz, Celsius, Outsider, Transference, Offworld, Levitated, Translation Recs, Advection, Absys, Kill inc, Rotation deep and Camino Blue.

As one of Scotlandís fast-rising talents,he is garnering support from the likes of LTJ Bukem, Doc Scott, Loxy, Ant TC1, Future Engineers, Bailey, Etherwood, Mav, Paradox, ASC, Stunna and Method One.