Critical Celebrate 15 Years In Typical Underground Fashion

Critical’s slogan is Underground Sonics, a short, sharp and snappy tagline that accurately conveys what these guys are about; releasing music perfect for underground spaces and mindsets. The ‘underground’ can be quite a loosely defined term, used to describe everything from trains under the floor to student nights that happen to play a little House,…

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Binary: Codes LP (Critical Music)

For the past few years, Critical Music has overseen release after release of solid music from up-and-coming producers as part of the Binary series. The Codes LP marks the first Binary album, and it is quite something! I’ll inform you beforehand; you won’t find any euphoric, liquid tunes here! This is a compilation full of the darkest bangers, ranging in…

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We Talked To Signal About His New EP On Critical, His Meteoric Rise In Popularity & He Delivers Us A Massive Guest Mix

Signal‘s rise in popularity has been somewhat of a sensation and with his brand new EP on Critical just around the corner we grabbed the Dutch producer for a chat and he dropped us a seriously good guest mix. Enjoy! Hi Jonathan! The end of 2016 is fast approaching? What’s been your highlight of the…

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Enei – Rituals Remixed (Critical Music)

Right, lets get the elephant in the room out there straight away…Does anyone actually care much about remix albums/projects? Generally speaking it’s like someone who’s watched too much Masterchef adding chocolate to Bolognese or plonking a bowl filled with lavender smoke, uncovering your arabic beetle infused iced Cornetto. Not today thanks Heston. Luckily, under the…

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The 7 Artists You Should Be Watching Out For This Year

We’ve just passed the end of June which means we’re heading into the second half of a year that’s taken Prince and David Bowie in return for an ever growing sense that everything is falling apart. But an area that I think we can all agree on, aside from politics and everything else that’s going…

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MethLab 2 Is Dark, Deep And Definitely Worth Checking Out

I don’t know about you guys, but over the past couple years I’ve been loving the proliferation of artists that have decided to take the genre into murky, unseen waters and push both sound design and the eardrums of their listeners to the limit. Methlab and Bad Taste Recordings are two of the players that…

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Critical Presents: Systems 004 – Signal

Signal has been a producer that’s risen to popularity quicker than the guy at the end of a party who still has some weed left. With his first release coming out just over a year ago he immediately graduated to labels like Renegade Hardware, Demand Records & Invisible and not forgetting his debut on Critical…

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Ninja Ninja X Skankandbass – January 2016 Roundup

Seb over at Skankandbass is a guy I can relate to. He puts hours and hours of work into something he loves, purely becuause he loves it. The result of this is a YouTube channel that is rammed full of the best Drum & Bass around so I though I’d run through my favourites each…

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Various Artists – Invisible 015 (Invisible Recordings)

It’s that time again – we’re back with Noisia’s Invisible Recordings for their latest various artists EP – Invisible 015 which features music from Doctrine, Abstract Elements, Current Value & Signal. As well as some big, upfront militant business from Doctrine’s track Airlock and Current Value’s Twilight State you’ve some some stealthy killers in there…

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