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We’re pleased to announce SV022, ‘Open My Eyes ft. MVE’ – the first single from Pola & Bryson’s long-awaited debut album entitled ‘This Time Last Year’. Having dropped their stellar ‘The Music EP’ on Soulvent back in April 2015, the boys have rapidly received a tonne of support from some of the big players in the Drum & Bass scene. With releases forthcoming on Liquicity Records and Spearhead to name but a few, and ‘Bad Habit’ becoming a staple in many a DJs set over the year, it was clear that an album was the next logical step.

A true taste of the forthcoming album, Pola & Bryson showcase their ever-emerging production style in this first album cut. The track opens with airy, shimmering pads, backed by a smooth rimshot break, hinting at breathy vocals. Smooth chords lead us into a gorgeous summer roller, with Dutch talent, MVE’s soft vocal tones floating nicely above the composition.

The single features remixes from The Vanguard Project – the new alias and brain child of Spearhead’s BCee, and Villem, as well as MTA regular and London-based producer, Mitekiss.

Pulling no punches, The Vanguard Projects remix comes almost straight out of the gate into a fat drum lick driving you forwards into a surprisingly switch up and a ’gully’ bassline, expertly injecting the original with a heavy dose of old school style. Mitekiss takes the original on an even more chilled out journey. Stripping the original back to its simplest form with a sprinkling of light liquid style drums and warming sub bass.

Overall, this single sets the bar high for Pola & Brysons forthcoming album material and you can expect to hear more from them very soon. Open My Eyes should whet the whistle of any forward-thinking drum and bass fan, ensuring that ‘This Time Last Year’ will be one of the most memorable albums of 2016, as well as a huge milestone for Soulvent as an imprint.

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Enter Dutch-born Oscar Oomens, AKA Champion. With previous releases on Viper, Audioporn and Liquicity, this 24-year-old producer has garnered support from the likes of Crissy Criss, Murdock, and Mistajam to name but a few. Now living in Germany, Champion strengthens Soulvents’ Dutch connections; his debut release comes in the form of 2 massive tracks: ‘Stay Here ft. Tayah Ettienne’ and ‘Holding On’.

‘Stay Here’ opens with effected sample chops and warm pads flourishing, giving way to Tayah’s smooth airy vocals. Both the lyrics and Tayah’s playful tone culminate in a summery drop: warm bass is backed by percussive counter-melodies. Overall, ’Stay Here’ is a smooth liquid roller set to take on this summer.

‘Holding On’ opens with dark rumbling synths and a tight percussive drum groove. A foreboding intro brings flute flourishes, with vocals from none other than the man himself – supported by plucky synths and a filtered piano bassline. Cultivating in an emotive rhythmic roller, atop which his own vocals sit perfectly, a breathy exercise proving that often producers these days can achieve much more of their original aim using their own vocal chords!

Champion’s debut release on Soulvent is out on the 9th of May, and is a solid introduction on the imprint.

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As we’ve reached our 20th release, we wanted to celebrate the milestone with some fresh new blood on the imprint. The New Soul EP features 4 exclusive cuts from 4 incredible producers, familiar and less so, from across the globe.

Robert Walker AKA Strife II, is a producer based in Birmingham, UK. This beautiful down-tempo soundscape opens with ringing pianos backed by soft pads. The filtered drums roll in with a glitchy pattern giving way to a rumbling low-end and frantic rhythmic percussion, topped with ethereal effected vocals. A haunting breakdown section finally gives way to a fast paced second drop, full of moody piano melodies and continued vocal chops. Robert’s first release with the label shows a measured and interesting approach to production and composition.

From roughly 5,200 miles away from the Solvent HQ are Blacklab, otherwise known as brothers Karim & Kashim Rodriguez. The Las Vegas, US based pair deliver a smooth and subtle roller in ‘Kinetic (Keep It Moving)’. A slow-paced intro makes use of soft pads, filtered percussion and rumbling sub partnered with jazz horns. The drop sees a beautiful blend of atmospheric swelling pads, melancholy horn blasts andy an energetic hang drum melody. After their release on Soul Sessions Vol. 1, the pair continue to prove their understanding of the more languid, liquid style of the genre, despite their neuro-funk beginnings.

Second new boy on the EP is Rho AKA, Prash Chouhan presenting ‘Gonna Be’. Originally hailing from Watford, and now at university in Leicester, Prash’s debut on Soulvent is worth the wait. The track opens with menacing pads and hints at the strong rhythmic elements at the heart of the songs direction. The build gives way to a blocky, firm double-bass groove – showing that production trends can be subtly adhered to across genre. Rho is definitely a name to look out for on Soulvent in the future.

Lastly, label favourites Jack ‘Pola’ Higgins and Harry Bryson return with their first original track on Soulvent since 2015’s Soul Sessions Vol. 1 album. Taking a break from working on their debut album, the pair step up with ‘Raid’. Proving their worth as label mainstays, this lush piece of music opens with soaring pianos, pads and strings backed by a solid rolling drum groove.

Pola & Bryson – Open My Eyes ft. MVE – Out 30/05/16

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PRE ORDER HERE!

We’re pleased to announce SV022, ‘Open My Eyes ft. MVE’ – the first single from Pola & Bryson’s long-awaited debut album entitled ‘This Time Last Year’. Having dropped their stellar ‘The Music EP’ on Soulvent back in April 2015, the boys have rapidly received a tonne of support from some of the big players in the Drum & Bass scene. With releases forthcoming on Liquicity Records and Spearhead to name but a few, and ‘Bad Habit’ becoming a staple in many a DJs set over the year, it was clear that an album was the next logical step.

A true taste of the forthcoming album, Pola & Bryson showcase their ever-emerging production style in this first album cut. The track opens with airy, shimmering pads, backed by a smooth rimshot break, hinting at breathy vocals. Smooth chords lead us into a gorgeous summer roller, with Dutch talent, MVE’s soft vocal tones floating nicely above the composition.

The single features remixes from The Vanguard Project – the new alias and brain child of Spearhead’s BCee, and Villem, as well as MTA regular and London-based producer, Mitekiss.

Pulling no punches, The Vanguard Projects remix comes almost straight out of the gate into a fat drum lick driving you forwards into a surprisingly switch up and a ’gully’ bassline, expertly injecting the original with a heavy dose of old school style. Mitekiss takes the original on an even more chilled out journey. Stripping the original back to its simplest form with a sprinkling of light liquid style drums and warming sub bass.

Overall, this single sets the bar high for Pola & Brysons forthcoming album material and you can expect to hear more from them very soon. Open My Eyes should whet the whistle of any forward-thinking drum and bass fan, ensuring that ‘This Time Last Year’ will be one of the most memorable albums of 2016, as well as a huge milestone for Soulvent as an imprint.

Champion – Stay Here – Out Now!

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Enter Dutch-born Oscar Oomens, AKA Champion. With previous releases on Viper, Audioporn and Liquicity, this 24-year-old producer has garnered support from the likes of Crissy Criss, Murdock, and Mistajam to name but a few. Now living in Germany, Champion strengthens Soulvents’ Dutch connections; his debut release comes in the form of 2 massive tracks: ‘Stay Here ft. Tayah Ettienne’ and ‘Holding On’.

‘Stay Here’ opens with effected sample chops and warm pads flourishing, giving way to Tayah’s smooth airy vocals. Both the lyrics and Tayah’s playful tone culminate in a summery drop: warm bass is backed by percussive counter-melodies. Overall, ’Stay Here’ is a smooth liquid roller set to take on this summer.

‘Holding On’ opens with dark rumbling synths and a tight percussive drum groove. A foreboding intro brings flute flourishes, with vocals from none other than the man himself – supported by plucky synths and a filtered piano bassline. Cultivating in an emotive rhythmic roller, atop which his own vocals sit perfectly, a breathy exercise proving that often producers these days can achieve much more of their original aim using their own vocal chords!

Champion’s debut release on Soulvent is out on the 9th of May, and is a solid introduction on the imprint.

SV020 – New Soul EP – OUT NOW!

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PRE ORDER HERE!

As we’ve reached our 20th release, we wanted to celebrate the milestone with some fresh new blood on the imprint. The New Soul EP features 4 exclusive cuts from 4 incredible producers, familiar and less so, from across the globe.

Robert Walker AKA Strife II, is a producer based in Birmingham, UK. This beautiful down-tempo soundscape opens with ringing pianos backed by soft pads. The filtered drums roll in with a glitchy pattern giving way to a rumbling low-end and frantic rhythmic percussion, topped with ethereal effected vocals. A haunting breakdown section finally gives way to a fast paced second drop, full of moody piano melodies and continued vocal chops. Robert’s first release with the label shows a measured and interesting approach to production and composition.

From roughly 5,200 miles away from the Solvent HQ are Blacklab, otherwise known as brothers Karim & Kashim Rodriguez. The Las Vegas, US based pair deliver a smooth and subtle roller in ‘Kinetic (Keep It Moving)’. A slow-paced intro makes use of soft pads, filtered percussion and rumbling sub partnered with jazz horns. The drop sees a beautiful blend of atmospheric swelling pads, melancholy horn blasts andy an energetic hang drum melody. After their release on Soul Sessions Vol. 1, the pair continue to prove their understanding of the more languid, liquid style of the genre, despite their neuro-funk beginnings.

Second new boy on the EP is Rho AKA, Prash Chouhan presenting ‘Gonna Be’. Originally hailing from Watford, and now at university in Leicester, Prash’s debut on Soulvent is worth the wait. The track opens with menacing pads and hints at the strong rhythmic elements at the heart of the songs direction. The build gives way to a blocky, firm double-bass groove – showing that production trends can be subtly adhered to across genre. Rho is definitely a name to look out for on Soulvent in the future.

Lastly, label favourites Jack ‘Pola’ Higgins and Harry Bryson return with their first original track on Soulvent since 2015’s Soul Sessions Vol. 1 album. Taking a break from working on their debut album, the pair step up with ‘Raid’. Proving their worth as label mainstays, this lush piece of music opens with soaring pianos, pads and strings backed by a solid rolling drum groove.