NCT

NCT are a Drum&Bass duo from the Netherlands formed of Jeroen Nai Chung Tong (DJ/Producer) & Alexander Witschge (DJ). Over the past few years, the pair have more than proven their ability to write quality music, whilst simultaneously putting down class DJ-sets with high variety, based on whatever spot they get on a lineup.

They first came to our attention halfway through 2015, and dropped the perfect summer anthem that is Scars (SV013), collaborating with Diego Torres for the B-side No One Home. In the last year or so, the Dutch duo has also developed a wider variety of sounds in their productions. After a solid streak of releases on Liquicity, and some further afield including Radar, they’ve also drawn the attention of Viper Recordings and Hospital Records, with their debut releases on both labels dropping in 2016. These guys seem to be on the right track and surely worth keeping your ears on as the music keeps evolving.

Contact: NCTmusick@gmail.com
Bookings: Philippe@compassagency.nl

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Pola & Bryson

Pola & Bryson are two of the most exciting next generation producers currently making moves in global drum & bass. Creating some of the biggest waves in the shortest time, they’ve shot into the scene with their own carefully sculpted brand of melodic, electronic music.

Having met back in 2012, mutually bonding over their shared love of drum & bass purveyors such as Roni Size, Commix, High Contrast, Logistics and Dom & Roland, Jack and Harry began producing music together when Harrymade the move to London to study. Both classically trained from a young age on trumpet, piano and drums, the musical roots of Pola & Bryson run deep, a foundation for all their work that would follow.

Putting out their first D&B releases in 2014 and setting up their Soulvent Records label that same year, the P&B sound managed to push far and wide with a series of power moves through their own label events and networking, quickly garnering support from the underground with the likes of London Elektricity and the Hospital roster picking up on their talent as well as a certain Friction on BBC Radio 1.

With their releases picking up pace and DJ dates across the country including the huge Hospitality events and their own Soulvent nights, 2016 saw them firmly make their mark with their debut album ‘This Time Last Year’, released to much critical acclaim from both the press and their peers. The year culminated in two nominations at the D&B Arena Awards for ‘Best Newcomer Producers’ and ‘Best New Label’, quite an achievement.

2017 marked the next major step as the duo announced their exclusive signing to Shogun Audio, joining one of the most illustrious rosters in drum & bass. Having already found favour with the likes of Danny Howard on BBC Radio 1 with their very first label release, the ‘Find Our Way EP’, the Pola & Byrson horizons are broadening quickly and with an ever-increasing string of high profile DJ dates over the coming months and new music, their story is well on its way.

Signed exclusively to Shogun Audio
For bookings: chrism@clinictalent.com

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Retronics

From the tender age of 6 messing around with a synthesiser gifted by his uncle, to pinching his fathers’ dictaphone to record his early compositions, Hungarian producer Daniel Nyari has been messing around with electronic instruments.

Early school years saw him learn the basics of playing guitar, bass and drums, and in his mid-to-late teens he experimented with nu-metal, along with many other genres that shaped the then-emerging skateboarding scene today.

Now all grown up, Dan initially flirted with the influences of Nuerofunk back in 2013 and achieved releases on forward-thinking labels of the time including Citrus and Sinuous Records, amongst others – even bagging himself a vinyl release!

After deciding to rebrand himself and his sound, 2015 saw the birth of Retronics with his This Will Come single. With a good chunk of recent time spent carving out his sound and laying down some serious studio hours, this young d+b producer is definitely one to keep an eye on for future releases.

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Revaux

Revaux is the collective name for Ru and Joe Brooks, two brothers from Yorkshire who are beginning to make waves in the UK’s D&B scene.

Their breakthrough track ‘Solidify’ attracted positive support from the likes of DLR, Signal, Phentix, Amoss, Data Transmission and Drum And Bass Arena. Since then, the boys have seen success with releases on Lifestyle, Mindtech, Terabyte and Saucy Music, with frequent spins on Rinse FM, Bassdrive, DNBRadio and more.

Claiming to produce as ‘one brain with four arms’, they’re currently bubbling under the surface of the UK drum & bass scene with a fluid style, dipping between hard-up tech and more melodically inspired tracks. Outside of drum & bass, they’re also exploring hip-hop and a breaks and bassline influenced sound with their Saucy releases, possibly looking to an EP in that style in 2017.

Revaux have enjoyed a spike in notoriety over the past year and are looking forward to getting stuck in further. With some hot collaborations, remixes and original productions already under way for 2017, they are set and ready for a promising career in drum & bass.

Watch out for their debut single Northern Air, dropping on Soulvent on the 28th of April!

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Rho

Prash Chouhan, otherwise known as Rho, is a 23-year old drum & bass producer currently based in Leeds. After graduating from University last year, where he co-founded the events brand ‘Overground Sessions’, Prash furthered his love for underground dance music by starting his relatively new production alias Rho. He started to dabble in DAWs and music production at the tender of age of 15, and in the last four years of his studies, Rho decided to take things more seriously which went hand-in-hand with running his night. Not tied down to a specific sort of genre, but geared towards harder and jazzy liquid Drum & Bass, Rho is influenced by artists including S.P.Y, Calibre, Break, Lenzman. He first came to our attention with his track ‘Gonna Be’ which was featured on the New Soul EP (SV020), leading to his All Night single (SV023). Now living in London, with recent releases on labels such as Skankandbass and Saucy Records this exciting young DJ & producer is definitely one to watch!

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Siege MC

Jaye Balmer AKA Siege MC is a close friend and serious mic-controller, as well as fundamental part of the Soulvent Records family. Hailing from Bristol he represents two of the city’s finest in underground sound purveyors in the form of Alternate & Adaptive. Cutting his teeth early with appearances at events from Hospitality, Liquicity and Med School – he’s fast becoming an experienced MC with a strong knowledge of what it takes to be a a true wordsmith.

Starting over hip-hop in his school days, he soon moved to 170bpm at parties and hosting radio shows. From there, putting on his own parties around the UK, he was booked by UKF performing at the revered Thekla. Peer & close friend to Fred V & Grafix, Jaye’s love of drum & bass is easily explained, hailing from the genre’s second home and with such talented bed fellows – a foray into hosting was always inevitable.

A first-choice pick for Grey Code, Utile and the power-house that is Pola & Bryson, he had his first track feature on their acclaimed debut LP This Time Last Year out on Soulvent last year, with Way Back. Should you require a tasteful hype-man, look no further than this young Bristolian.

Bookings: klemens@whoocaresbooking.com

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Shiny Radio

In 2009, the Shiny Radio alias was founded by Ilya Shiny. His first album “Грациозно” (Gracefully) was recorded with influences from different performers such as Tricky, Gorillaz, Morcheeba, DJ Krush, Aim and Bonobo. Working with a noted focus on a combination of hip-hop, downtempo and trip-hop coupled with scratching. After 4 of these releases, he decided to switch up the project’s intended sound. In 2013, his ‘Feel The Fire’ EP was released by Dutch label Celsius Recordings. The release got wholly positive reviews and a good reception from both international and Russian listeners. The EP was recorded with the involvement of singer La Kos, who is now a constant participant of the project.

After joining forces, Shiny Radio & La Kos then went onto perform together, sharing line-ups the likes of Goldie, Brookes Brothers and Etherwood to name a few. In 2015 Ilya was invited to host his own show on the American online radio station Digitally Imported. After the warm reception of his show, ‘Shiny’s Good Scene’ dedicated to liquidfunk DnB, he was offered another show dedicated to showcasing the harder subgenres of the scene.

After releases on Silent Audio and Soul Deep Recordings, early 2016 saw Ilya’s first release on Soulvent with Pandas Anthem & Hug (SV019), but there are surely more to follow! We’re huge fans of Shiny’s feel-good style of production, bathed in nostalgia and good vibes and he makes a welcome addition to our ever growing roster of international artists!

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SV008 – Data 3 – Solar Space

Cat No: SV008
Release Date: 11/01/15

2015 saw Soulvent start with a brand new slice of dark Drum & Bass in the form of Data 3. Data 3 is made up of the collective efforts of 3 young West Yorkshire lads, Alex Kostyakov, Dan Hartley, and our very own Bryson.

Up first is the title track ‘Solar Space’, with its eerie, windy pads and vocal chops in the intro it builds into a massive bass heavy roller which will go down a treat for any deep Drum & Bass head.’Funk Bear’ reels you in with its glitchy, gritty intro, to then almost drop without warning into some of the most brutal basslines to have graced the Soulvent sound so far.

And finally, we join Data 3’s dubstep alias, Syrum, for bonus track ‘Space Hamsters’. A true homage to the early sounds of Dubstep that were emerging from the depths of Croydon and Big Apple Records back in the early 2000’s; ‘Space Hamsters’ is a great close to the release from the multi-faceted trio, reflecting a pivotal time for the scene, as well us here at Soulvent and our contemporaries.

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