5 years of soulvent t shirt

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To commemorate 5 years in the game, we gave the talented Mr Penfold a shout to knock something up for our loyal Soulvent fan base, and he certainly didn’t disappoint. This front & back printed tee features the pictured back print, along with a Soulvent banner logo across the left breast. Grab your limited edition garms now as these ones are sure to sell out.

sv052 – jolliffe – howl ft. linguistics

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As well as being home to a revered university, Cambridge boasts the residency of a certain calibre of drum & bass producer – the likes of Nu:Tone, Commix, Logistics, In:Most, Saikon… the list goes on.

We can now add to that list one Pete Jolliffe Thomas, with his neuro-infused take on drum & bass. After an exciting inception the Clashtone member neatly boasts a forthcoming single on our own Soulvent, with 2 tracks offering up an equal lashing of low-end.

Howl sees Jolliffe thrash together crunchy drums, beefy basslines and sharp words courtesy of Linguisitics to provide a high tempo, thought-provoking floor filler. Swirling synths and high energy percussion will give Soulvent fans a pleasant surprise.

Profoundis shows Jolliffe’s ability to bring different tempos to the mix with more haunting vocal samples, underpinned by perfectly-crafted, rolling percussion and cascading basslines.

You will certainly be pleasantly surprised by this break from the norm on Soulvent Records. Jolliffe is one to watch in 2019. Howl // Profoundis is out on 22nd March in all good stores.

svr podcast: episode 10

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Our good friend Maxwell ‘Monika’ Sweeney hosts the tenth episode of the Soulvent Records podcast, a monthly offering aiming to celebrate everything we love about our label, the drum & bass scene, and the wider world of music in general! This month’s guest is our favourite Slovakian, Changing Faces.

Each month, Monika will ask a guest to provide him with a selection of their favourite drum & bass tracks, alongside a small set of inspiring selections from outside of the genre. The aim of this is to show how far and wide drum & bass gathers it’s influences, and how versatile the genre can be. From hip hop to techno, trance to trap: dnb by it’s very nature stands as a perfect environment to channel anything and everything into the 170bpm dance floor culture. Let Soulvent be your guide into the far reaches of drum & bass.

TRACKLIST:
In:Most feat Walk:r – Uh!
Soulvent March 2019

Whiney – Oxford Road (medSchool 2017. Talisman LP)
Whiney is one of my fav producers too. Love that he can make a liquid bliss like this but also dirty tunes. Love his tunes with Inja!

Changing Faces x In:most – Composure (ft. Dale May) (MedSchool Newblood 018)
Cheeky self promo but I love working on music with Inmost. This is one of my fav tunes and Dale has a wicked voice.

Mitekiss – Some People (shogun 2017. Some People EP)
Perfect for listening, this is the kind of liquid I like.

Dimension – Pull Me Under (ft. Raphaella) (MTA Recs 2015)
Dimension, the man in black. My absolute biggest inspiration and no.1 producer.
It was hard not to pick these 10 tunes only from him. I love all of his tunes!
Dancefloor vibes but dirty tunes from him, both are lit as hell.

Culture Shock – Bunker (RAM 2017)
Culture Shock is one of my top 5 DnB producers. This tune is an absolute banger on the dance floor,
works well with almost every tune. Im in love with that ‘’take it down to the bunker’’ sample.

Culture Shock – Have It All (ft. Raphaella) (RAM 2016)
Another one from CS, this is one of my fav dance floor tunes ever. Raphaella is my favourite vocalist as well.

Insideinfo x Hybrid Minds – Beneath (D&B Arena 2018)
Perfect combination of soul and hard sounds, both acts are brilliant producers. Need more of this! And that second drop….damn!!!

Netsky – Love Has Gone (Hospital 2012)
Classic old Netsky! One of my fav tunes from him.

Crissy Criss – Need You Now (War On Silence 2018)
Nice catchy tune, Im really curious how will his new album sound.

Seinabo Set – Pistols At Dawn (Culture Shock Remix) (2015)
Oops another CS tune, but imagine this one playing on a summer festival while the sun goes down.

5 NON-DNB TUNES

SG Lewis – Hurting (ft. Aluna George) (2018)
Discovered him not that long ago, but the bassline in this track got me.
I follow him on Instagram and he posts up some stories from new unreleased songs
and Im really excited to hear them when they get a release! Love his stuff.

Flume – Never Be Like You (ft. Kai) (2016)
It’s hard to pick just one from Flume as he is one of my fav non-dab producers.
Love his style and sounds, I would love to see him live!

Modestep – Not IRL (Jan 2019 Monstert)
I remember Modestep since I was a teen and it’s good to see this new banger! Memories.

Nero – Two Minds (2015)
Nero is sick, the synthwave inspiration and lush vocal is amazing.
This is my fav tune from Nero. Love the Dimension flip on this too, works well in DnB.

Jauz & Ephwurd – Rock The Party (2015)
One of my fav genres is definitely bass house! Jauz is a boss.
I’d like to produce and play music like this too.

soulvent records 5th birthday @ redon, bethnal green

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Join us on Good Friday at Redon in Bethnal Green to celebrate 5 Years of Soulvent Records. We’ll be doing what we do best – family vibes, drinking Red Stripe & dropping bangers.

£5 EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW – JUST HIT THE BUY BUTTON BELOW!

The first artist announced is none other than our favourite Cambridge based duo, In:Most! These boys are going from strength to strength right now; helping re-invigorate the Spoonfed club night at Fez Club Cambridge with their friends logistics and Nu:Tone, while also releasing some tasty new music on the likes of Hospital Records’ annual Sick Music compilation, as well as featuring on the 5 Years of Soulvent LP. They’re going back-to-back with Walk:r on the night, much as they did on the B-side of their new single Crimson Eyes which is out now.

Label originator BMotion will be welcomed back to the fray. The bike enthusiast has seen a fruitful career on Viper Recordings since kicking off the releases on our imprint back in 2014. You can expect weighty servings of dancefloor destroyers from the Welshman on the night!

Local DJ Niall ‘Wobbly’ Ash will be laying down one of his famed jungle sets, known far and wide across the reaches of Waltham Forest and beyond. Our favourite mic-man Siege MC will be keeping everything flowing while Soulvent residents Mike Drop and LHR will kick the night off.

Special thanks to Mr Penfold for our new artwork designs!

Venue Address:
The Railway Arches, Cambridge Heath Road
Bethnal Green E2 9HA

SV051 – In:Most – Crimson Eyes (released 1st March)

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To celebrate the first day of Spring, we proudly welcome the return of Cambridge based favourites In:Most and their new single Crimson Eyes. Hot on the heels of their recent contributions on our massive 5 Years of Soulvent compilation – and their impressive collaborative endeavours on Hospital Records’ annual Sick Music alongside Saikon – the duo return with another two track release that provides two diverse, yet equally satisfying tunes.

Crimson Eyes is a textbook example of what In:Most do best. Swelling arpeggios, soft oozy synths and an undeniably memorable hook are the order of the day. The tune starts off with rising synth notes that drop into crisp, high energy drums. Expect to see this tune filling out this year’s festival stages!

Uh! meanwhile features long-time friend and second-time caller, Walk:r. The trio exercise a more tech-driven approach on this one, a naughty stepper where the sub-bass and surprise hits keep you guessing throughout. Uh! certainly packs a punch befitting the title.

With a strong and varied back catalogue as well as some stellar releases over the last few months, you can see why In:Most are one of our big bets for 2019.

You can grab both tracks in all good digital stores from the 1st of March.

svr podcast: episode 9

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Our good friend Maxwell ‘Monika’ Sweeney hosts the ninth episode of the Soulvent Records podcast, the first of 2019’s monthly offerings aiming to celebrate everything we love about our label, the drum & bass scene, and the wider world of music in general! This month’s episode is celebrating the forthcoming 5 Years of Soulvent VA compilation album – 29 unreleased tracks dropping on the 8th of February, the same day we take over Room 3 at the hallowed nightclub Fabric in London.

sv050 – 5 years of soulvent (released 8th feb)

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Milestone birthdays don’t come around very often and when they do, you need to celebrate. So we’re doing it the best way we know how; with our most ambitious VA project to date.
As our imprint reaches a half century of releases, we proudly present a 29 track compilation that includes fresh material from some exciting new names such as AC13, Walk:r, Echo B and Demigroove as well as some of our favourite back catalogue picks, reworked by the likes of label legends Pola & Bryson, BMotion and more. We’re also privileged to be releasing original music from other members of the Soulvent family in Data 3, Monika, Askel & Elere, Dilemma and In:Most – to name just a few.
This bumper compilation brings fresh twists on tracks you know and love, combined with strong offerings from artists new and old. We continue our commitment to showcasing the finest quality liquid tones from around the country and across the world.
Join us in celebrating our 5th Birthday by tucking into 2 and a half hours of delectable drum & bass – Soulvent style.

monika – fortress ep (released 30th november)

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Maxwell Sweeney has proved himself our understated golden boy this year, quietly carving out his niche for intelligently crafted drum &bass. The once Londoner now offers up a first for the Soulvent imprint, a foray into tempos outside 170, truly showcasing his understanding for all things electronic, he plates up a six-course array of aural appetisers (free from additives).



Fortress begins with the thought provoking atmospherics and tribal drums of the Prologue, culminating in uplifting synths and sweeping vocals that serve as a tantalising intro for the rest of this artistic EP.



The light drums and robotic synths of Airstrike open up into detailed layers of hypnotic percussion, coupled with a clever bassline.


Little World starts with a steady beat that lays the foundation for a distant and relaxed melody. The punctuated vocal sits atop a truly poignant musical journey that will bring you back for more.



The interlude Evelyn, is an aural comma, punctuating the EP with soft rain, thrumming synths and a melancholic love scene.

Moving effortlessly to perhaps the penultimate big finish; the garage influence of Eve and The Opal is undeniable. Relaxing chimes and building percussion gives us a deeper look into Max’s understanding of London’s quiet heartbeat.



Lastly, Epilogue rounds out the EP with expansive synth driven fun.



As the name suggests, this EP is strong enough to stand the test of time. Pause to open your mind and enjoy this monumental project, out on the 30th of November.