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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Bad Taste Celebrates 50 Releases With 20 Hard Hitters

I feel like lots of labels have been hitting milestones recently. Ram 200 was last year and Shogun 100 was this year, along with 20 years of Playaz and others including Fokuz Recordings’ excellent 80 releases compilation. This time it’s the turn of Bad Taste Recordings, who to mark their 50th release have come up with…

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Hospital Mixtape: S.P.Y

Just in time for festival season Hospital Records have today released the latest instalment in their Hospital Mixtape series which has been mixed by the almighty S.P.Y. S.P.Y’s contribution follows on from Etherwood & Fred V & Grafix’s, which came out in 2014 and 2015 respectively, and is, without doubt, my favourite of the series…

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Noisia & The Upbeats – Dead Limit EP (Vision Recordings)

Noisia & The Upbeats have joined forces for what I have no doubt will go down as one of the all time great releases from either artist as well as for Vision Recordings. Both Noisia and The Upbeats are no strangers to making bigger than big tunes but the culmination of their efforts on this…

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Mefjus & InsideInfo Feat. The Upbeats – Footpath / Leibniz (Virus Recordings)

It’s been over 2 years since Mefjus and Insideinfo joined forces for their single Mythos / Blunt on Virus Recordings and now their back with another double dose of goodness and they’ve brought along The Upbeats too….you know, just for good measure! This is Drum & Bass on an industrial level. Tracks don’t get much…

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21 Tracks That Kept Me In Love With Drum & Bass

I recently posted the 21 Tracks That Made Me Fall In Love With Drum & Bass which I really enjoyed doing so here are the 21 tracks that have kept me in love with Drum & Bass. This picks up where I left off (2003) and goes onwards right up to the present day highlighting…

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Shapeshifter vs The Upbeats (SSXUB) EP

Recorded in The Upbeats’ studio and mixed by mastering engineer Stuart Hawkes (Amy Winehouse, Rudimental, Disclosure, Katy B), SSXUB sees these bass music brothers-in-arms unleash four bin-rattling cuts that draw on their twinned production talents. Shapeshifter and The Upbeats solidified their in-studio bond while they were working together on the Shifter’s chart-topping, platinum-selling album Delta…

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The Upbeats – Rituals [Blackout Music]

After a long wait The Upbeats follow up on their incredible album ‘Primitive Technique‘ on Noisia’s Vision Recordings with this mahooosive EP on Blackout Music. Click here to buy this release

Critical Music presents Underground Sonics

Kicking off 2014 in the most spectacular fashion, Critical Music enters its 12th year with the its biggest artist compilation to date. Painstakingly put together by label boss Kasra over the past year, ‘Underground Sonics’ is an exciting overview of modern day drum & bass, showcasing the true dexterity of one of the most well…

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