Hope your Crimbo festivities are going well and such!
Here’s a phat Christmas hamper for all eclectronic music lovers out there, from our very good friends at DC.
All free and festive, and the usual high quality we have come to expect from this growing net label. Get downloading people!
Click on the Album covers to download, or go to www.dead-channel.com for even more free music. Happy New Year 😉
Our friends at Dead Channel have some amazing new music for your free acquisition. A pretty special new album from Chris Kubex, a collection of remixes from Naffdogg, Pocketsquare’s debut EP and an exclusive DJ set from an anonymous member of the Urban Exploration collective.
Find more great music for free at www.dead-channel.com
Beta Birmingham, a new record label based in the midlands, has launched with an awesome compilation of wayward glitch-hop, drumstep and bass-heavy craziness called Graffic Equalisers. The album was released today on CD and digitally through Addictech and can be bought through the label for only 3 pounds sterling!
“Beta are proud to present our widely anticipated debut album ‘Graffic Equalisers’, 10 tracks of bass-heavy dancefloor dubs and next generation sub synthesis from the Midlands elite electronic producers. Graffic Equalisers’ weilds a furious artilliary of glitch hop, dubstep and drum and bass, AVAILABLE NOW! both digitally and as a limited edition CD. ‘Graffic Equalisers’ can be found at independent music retailers nationwide, however, it is also available directly from us for only £3 + p & p Visit http://www.betabirmingham.co.uk for more info!”
The compilation also features a track by Red Eye contributors Wobble N Dubb. Destroying Grandma’s House is one of their best tracks to date and is probably worth the asking price alone! Graffic Equalisers has only been available for several hours and Destroying Grandma’s House has already been remixed – check it out below:::
I’ve never been raped in either of my ears, but I imagine that the sensation would not be dissimilar to that of listening to the merciless new album from Wobble n Dubb. The duo’s debut album, a bass-heavy Techno hybrid called It’s Not Rocket Surgery, demands to be played loud: loud enough to make you think the room you’re in is the only piece of horrific reality left in existence, and everything outside has disappeared into the abyss. It will pulverise the soft tissue of your inner ear and maul at your ear drum to the point of near collapse; it will melt a fuse in your brain and trap you in a dark acid flashback of mental psychosis… It’s not for pussies, I’m for real.
The intro, Brain Science, sets the psychotic pace of the album. Wobble N Dubb ain’t messin’. The Godfathers of Ravecore have returned and they mean serious deviant mash-up business. The album starts for real with the pummelling rhythm of Kokoro’s Actroid pulling you into a futuristic nightmare realm of androids and robots, where the sublimely heavy kick-drums batter out the pace of a revolution. The epic Holy Shiite comes next, a track which not only gives you an insight into Wobble n Dubb’s troublesome sense of humour, it also shows them at the top of their game: eerie and unsettling glitched-out vocals mesh perfectly with pounding drums and a crushing bassline; every second is immaculately and painstakingly produced.
Full of blistering snares and nervous sounding bass, Shifty is just that: the theme tune to a man skulking away down an alley after indecently exposing himself to a schoolboy. The dirty bastard. Then comes the hammering bassline of Propa Wood, thrashing out the soundtrack to an imaginary scene in an imaginary documentary in which David Cameron gets ripped apart limb from limb by a naked midget with a tin opener, and screams of anguish erupt from his posh twat-hole of a mouth as his ridiculously annoying face gets sprayed with lumps of bile-soaked cartilage and chunks of bloody gristle. But that might just be me.
Wobble n Dubb – Propa Wood
The aptly titled Loud is a highlight – its unearthly sci-fi melody fuses immaculately with a thundering signature Wobble n Dubb bassline, and it morphs into a destructive and fierce rave anthem. Monstrously heavy Seppuku is a summoning to watch a ritual suicide by disembowelment – the wobbling bass takes prime position again, ripping apart your ear canal without so much as a bit of courtesy spit to ease the pain. Deal with it or fuck off, it seems to say. Gonzo throws you into a brutal Gabber insanity of thrashing spastics; but then Front Gammon pulls you back out with a jolly little melody, and makes you feel like you’ve landed in the middle of a rave down a rabbit hole with a clarted Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee ripping up the dance floor.
The atmospheric and dreamy Tiny Dinosaur Hands brings this demented album to a close in a way that’s actually verging on serene. Maybe Wobble N Dubb aren’t complete savages after all – they have at least had the decency to attempt to calm our troubled minds at the end of this psychotic saga that has been It’s Not Rocket Surgery.
But I do think it’s time for them to fuck off now. Don’t you?
Our friends at Dead Channel are back with two new releases and more to follow in coming days. The net label, based in the North of England, aims to serve as a vehicle primarily for the transmission of electronic music that has little, or no other outlet, but all has been quiet for a few months due to other commitments by its artists. Now Dead Channel are back on air with releases from label stalwarts Wobble N Dubb and Micoland, with an EP to follow by Tokyo based techno-maverick, Little Nobody. Fans of Wobble N Dubb will be pleased to hear that their debut album It’s Not Rocket Surgery is now available for free download from the website and we’ll have a review of that up in the next few days from the legendary Lisa Right Eye. Until then you can download and listen to the new releases for yourself here:
Wobble N Dubb – It’s Not Rocket Surgery
734 years in the making, Wobble N Dubb do not recommend you download their debut album, as it may distort your perception of reality as you know it.
After a year of polluting the underground rave scene with atrocious, viscerally-coagulated beat spasms, they retreated back to their secret lair in the Yorkshire mountains to push their manifesto of noise to it’s logical conclusion. The chromosomes of Coldcut, Point B, Modeselektor, Reso and Venetian Snares have been spliced into a genetically modified hyper-toxic foetus, in a collaboration with NASA and HP Sauce.
It’s Not Rocket Surgery but it sure as hell feels like it!
Conflux vs. Micoland – Ark Hive
This second retrospective of early works by Micoland has been compiled in the spirit of Spac Hand Luke Vs. Amen Andrews, in that both artists are in fact the same person. These tracks all date from 2007 and 2008 and feature both the Skam Records-inspired analogue experiments of his Conflux project, and the darker output of his Dubstep and Hip Hop tunes as Micoland.
The album’s tracks were written primarily on hardware such as the Roland Juno 6 and the Casio 101, through delay pedals and other cheap effects, giving the LP a unique feel, unlike much of the polished Dubstep released today. Many of the tracks here featured in the set he performed supporting Milanese at Room 237 in April 2008, but are released here, in all their lo-fi glory, for the first time.
Our good friend Chris Kubex has a new release out on Kanji Kinetic’s Mutant Bass net label. After years of ripping up the dancefloors of Leeds and Birmingham, it looks like this extremely talented producer is finally getting the recognition he deserves. You can download it for free from the link above, and it’s more than worth the asking price 😉 For fans of heavy dance music Kubex delivers Bassline, Techno and Dubstep bangers aplenty, but this is Kubex, so don’t expect these to be mere DJ tools. Emotive chip-tune-style melodies, intricate beats and heavy bass jostle for your attention in these dense slabs of mainroom rave mayhem. Rinsin.