5th birthday

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After the huge success for us at Fabric, we’re pleased to announce our official 5th Birthday show at the awesome new venue, Redon in Cambridge Heath / Bethnal Green, London.

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

Stay locked for the lineup and more info over the coming weeks.

Tickets live now!

Special thanks to Tim Gresham Mr Penfold for our new artwork designs!

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.

5 years of soulvent at fabric (8th feb)

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Bryan Gee’s V Recordings is one of the most respected drum & bass labels on the planet. Their output has created some of the most iconic – and charging – records in DNB history. In fact, they’re an important part of our history too – hosting a room at the first FABRICLIVE DNB event back when we first opened our doors in 1999. For their Room One takeover in 2019, they have put together a staggering collection of the sound’s pioneers with Randall and Adam F touching down, plus Ed Rush & Optical playing a set of Virus classics. The label have maintained their edge picking out new talent with some of their newer signings also set to be part of the night with Alibi & Command Strange, Paul T & Edward Oberon, Benny L and Ruffstuff also set to feature.

A label with close ties to V and one that also holds a high place in the heritage of drum n bass’ story in the UK – Philly Blunt Records takes charge of the Pioneer Pro Audio system in Room Two. With a line-up starred with the originating forces of rave culture, Jumpin Jack Frost, Serum, Bladerunner, Ray Keith, Saxxon, Think Tonk and Uncle Dugs will see that this room will bear witness to a fearsome blend of jungle, bass and bashment. Get ready for an all round masterclass in working a sound system.

Taking over in Room Three is a label who have been marking out their own place in the scene with an ear for the latest in liquid forms of 170BPM sonics – Soulvent Records will be celebrating their 5th birthday tonight. They are set to show us what the next generation of producers bring on the decks with a series of sets from their roster of emerging talent inviting Pola & Bryson, In:Most, Data 3, Dilemma, Jolliffe and Mike Drop to perform.

ROOM 1
PLANET V
Bryan Gee
Randall
Ed Rush &
Optical CLASSIC VIRUS SET
Adam F
Alibi &
Command Strange
Paul T & Edward Oberon
Benny L
Ruffstuff
MCs :
Dynamite
GQ
Stamina
Darrison
Moose

ROOM 2
PHILLY BLUNT RECORDS
Jumpin Jack Frost
Serum
Bladerunner
Ray Keith
Saxxon
Think Tonk
Uncle Dugs
MCs :
Inja
Moose
Ragga Twins
Navigator
Juiceman

ROOM 3
5 YEARS OF SOULVENT RECORDS
Pola & Bryson
In:Most
Data 3
Dilemma
Jolliffe
Mike Drop SOULVENT RESIDENT DJ
Hosted By :
Siege MC

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.

svr podcast episode: 007 (hosted by monika ft. lq)

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Our good friend Maxwell ‘Monika’ Sweeney hosts the seventh 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 the hotly tipped Bulgarian duo LQ.

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:
Pola & Bryson – Alkaline
Dawn Wall – Holding On
GLXY feat DRS – These Lights
LQ – Keep Hiding
LQ Get To Me
LQ – Back Home
LQ – Control
DJSS & High Roll – Time Capsule
Alibi feat. MC Fats T.R.A.C. – No Lights
Unglued feat Nelson Navarro – Deep Dark And Dirty

Jordon Rakei – Goodbye
KAYTRANADA feat BADBADNOTGOOD – Weight Off
Elliot Moss – Slip
Tom Misch & Poppy Ajudha – Disco Yes
The RH Factor – Juicy

lq – keep hiding (released 2nd november)

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LQ, better known as Boyan ‘Bruhu’ Savov and Boyan Angelov, are two up and coming producers from Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia. Initially coming to our attention with their track Half Choir back on Soul Sessions Vol 3, the duo haven’t slowed down, netting a single on Program earlier this year. With a pair of sultry liquid rollers on the cards, we’re thrilled to have locked the boys in for their debut single – firmly keeping us in the EU as a label (Brexit or no Brexit!).

Keep Hiding opens with warm tones, and calming chimes – giving way to sun-soaked piano chords. The elusive vocals stay true to the title, leaving us begging for more pitch-shifted goodness. Tuned percussion counter-melodies backed by lush strings welcome in an enveloping pad for the second drop, keeping our attention firmly in the groove.

Control, on the the other hand, opens with a more serene melody. Understated drums and swirling pads let in a moodier, and surprisingly surging bassline. Wicked licks of percussion compliment delicate, underlying vocals and pulsing chords.

With plenty more music in the pipeline, these exciting producers are certainly ones to watch. Keep your eyes peeled for this stunning release dropping on the 2nd of November.