After nearly 7 months of working and waiting the "Nightfall" EP will be released on Manifesto Music this April!! Check out the teaser video now! Promo mix coming soon...
Last Updated (Wednesday, 21 March 2012 16:11)
I just picked up my brand new Virus TI Snow yesterday! I've been working "in the box" with soft synths for AGES now and it's finally time to get back into hardware. What better way to do it than to invest in one of the most powerful synthesizers on the planet?!
Last Updated (Friday, 03 February 2012 17:48)
Lately I've been diving more and more into the dirtier and deeper offerings in the 170bpm range. Considering I'm not playing any shows any time soon (and as a result not really feeling any pressure to play 100% dancefloor friendly tunes) I've stuff the chart to the gills with something a little more abstract. Have a listen!
1. Phace & Misanthrop, "Energie"
Ok, I know this one is killing dancefloors all over the world right now, but how could it NOT end up on the chart. This is one ridiculously heavy and technically incredible track!! Phace said it's probably the best mixdown that Misanthrop has ever produced. I'd say that's debatable (I'm not so much a fan of how he tucked the snare back in the mix), but it's undeniable that when this one hits the system faces melt.
2. Break, "Framework"
I always end up coming back to Break when I'm looking for a solid stepper of a track with a punchy bassline. He never fails to deliver! "Framework" blesses us with an incredibly forceful sub and a cymbal ride that politely declares "You're not worthy". This one gets a "head nodder" rating that's off the scales!
3. Rockwell, "Live For The Moment"
The master at work. Rockwell delivers a surgically edited and technically perfect execution with this one. From the glitches and synth burbles to the vocoder speech everything about this track is delicate and perfectly timed.
4. Anodyne Industries - Konjou Nashi
Melodic and heavy dubstep from yours truly! The "Heart of the Machine EP" is out and if you haven't picked a copy up by now shame on you ;) Keep an eye out for a VIP Drum&Bass remix of this coming soon(ish)!!
5. June Miller, "Walls Of Jericho"
In the space of a year June Miller has gone from the darlings of minimal DnB to dropping bombs all over labels like Ram Records and Critial. "Walls of..." throws down the gauntlet with wicked drum edits that leave you gasping for air while the bassline tears you a new one! I can't wait to see what they unleash in 2012!
6. Genotype, "A Few Too Many"
Rolling in deep oscillating sub frequencies, Genotype brings the energy down to cavernous depths with this one. It's peppered with fleeting glimpses of midrange as synth notes and vocal stabs filter in and wash away in an ocean of dub delays and reverb. Perfect rainy day music.
7. Dom & Roland, "Rollstar"
If anyone says Dom & Roland have lost their touch for dirty DnB over the years just make them listen to this track and be ready to pick up the pieces. This track comes on strong and doesn't let up until the last beat hits.
8. Gunston, "Arme Blanche"
Gunston is known for dropping deep and heavy DnB but he's got a WICKED dubstep album coming soon on IM:ltd that shouldn't be missed! "Arme Blanche" is a perfect example of his love for space, rhythm, percussion and deep deep basslines.
9. Malicious/Thorne feat. SEO, "Beyond"
Malicious is a producer of exceptional quality. Whether his tracks take you to unexplored evil and aggressive territory, or to the bottom of a dark well of sound you're guaranteed a rock solid production from start to finish. This track is so oppressive and heavy that the brief pause before the second "drop" is like a last dying gasp for before plunging back in. Love it!
10. Getz, "Labrynth"
Getz, one of the reigning champions of the minimal sound, snuck this track into the "Horsementality" LP on Renegade Hardware (congrats!). What a phenomenally spooky and appropriate tune for this compilation! The devastatingly soft kick and haunting Japanese flute loop really elevate this track to new heights. Bravo!
Last Updated (Thursday, 26 January 2012 22:59)
Countermeasures Episodes 11 and 12 went live and I completely forgot to update the site (oops)..
Last Updated (Thursday, 26 January 2012 22:03)
Welcome to 2012! It looks like this is going to be a great year already. I've got a new EP finished and in post production right now. That should be coming out as soon as we get it mastered and the artwork is finalized!
The EP will be serving up 4 new tracks on the deeper side of Anodyne Industries:
2. Shadows On The Moon
3. Critical Space
I've also been looking into some studio improvements and figure this site needs MUCH more content to make it interesting (::tumbleweed::) so expect some new videos soon!
Finally, I've been dedicating a good chunk of time lately to managing the IDMf Netlabel with my good friend BenWaa (http://soundcloud.com/benwaa). We've put out a couple of great releases in 2011 and working with some absolutely STUNNING artists for 2012! I'll be updating this site with news of IDMf releases but you can check the label out here too, http://label.idmforums.com/