Expect more from the pair in the future. London-based Astrophonica, headed by Charlie Fracture, kicks off with a compilation capturing the sounds that have driven the label forward for the past five years. Each of the 13 tracks has been tested in the clubs for the past year to ensure an all-killer-no-filler experience. And as with previous releases, the compilation sports artwork from Utile Creative whose striking design adds an all-important visual touch to a new milestone for the label.
Hopefully the result is music that people can relate to and vibe off. Flip over to the B side for the soundtrack to the ride home after a night out. It was a Vinyl Groove set with MC Shabba over it and a lot of the records on there totally blew my mind.
I've since found out what pretty much all of the records are but there was this one, Luv Ta Luv Ya, that I only recently managed to get an ID on and lost my mind again. I hadn't heard it outside of that tape, which I sadly lost. Soon after finding out the details of the record, Fracture took to twitter to pass on his love for the track and praise to DJ Monita.
It turned out the praise was mutual and that he was very much still active. Very soon after that a remix was arranged. Fracture's VIP pays respect and keeps the original breaks intact but with that signature Astrophonica flip before introducing a devastating Reese bass line that will do two things: kill a dance floor, and get you laid. From there on in it's pure party vibes with each new section adding fuel to the fire before a second killer Reese bassline closes the track just to make sure.
Buy the vinyl and get the full free download. Pre-order includes immediate download of track A1 "" A note from Utile Creative on the artwork concept and process: "The artwork begun with the concept of positive and negative ends of a magnet. After the drawing had been finalised, we scanned it in to allow us to artwork appropriately for the Risograph printing process.
For those who don't know, risograph printing is similar to screen printing in the sense that it prints one spot colour at a time through a mesh screen. What's different is that its fully automated, bar the print settings you can apply from the PC. The halftone settings were adjusted to allow a more solid print, which is why when you look closely you will notice the design is built up of small dots.
Once we were happy with the alignment of the two colour layers, which can often be very misaligned, we rescanned the best printed artwork ready for mass printing and the digital artwork.
Sold Out. She Want It Ruff. Back It Up. Reality Tune. Pure Niceness. Dead And Bury Feat. Moresounds - A1. Moresounds - A2. Moresounds - B1. Moresounds - B2. The name gives you all the clues you need. Lewis is bang on the money right here. Pure Niceness. Moresounds EP. Philip D Kick. The Pathways EP kicks off with the frantic bursts of "In Formation", before turning all deep and jazzy on the jungle-leaning "Work That", and then the full-blown drums and bass of "Drown".
DJ Spinn features on "Vibe Off", a minimalistic, breaks-filled glitcher, and "For Real" scatters drums hither and dither, shaping up some new forms of neo-jungle for others to catch onto. Wicked stuff - recommended! As We Continue. As We Continue presents Om Unit's second release as 'D Kick' on Astrophonica, which may leave you wondering, do electric sheep dream of dubstep?
If there ever was an answer it would most likely be "Drip", while for some uptempo, future bassline house look to "Clouds".
Chrome Firefox Safari Internet Explorer. Something went wrong Is your network connection unstable or browser outdated? I need help. Cosmic Bridge. Tehbis , Touchy Subject , Yawning Young. Lynch Kingsley. Flexout Audio.Review: As always with Astrophonica, we are in for a treat with this one, as they get busy with a top quality compilation selection, unveiling twenty pulsating originals under the name '20'. Whilst examining the vibes on this one, we noticed that it really does cover all the basis when it comes to high tempo bass music, from the grizzly roller arrangements of 'Hull Breach' from Fracture.