Monika

New to the roster, enter UK-born, now New Zealand based Maxwell ‘Monika’ Sweeney. The 26-year old started producing about 8 years ago, after discovering his love for the genre at London’s once super-club Matter – courtesy of a Hospitality event. The near perfection in each set he heard, coupled with the sheer love shown by the crowd inspired a young Max to join this buzzing scene. After acquiring a MacBook and picking up a copy of Logic, he got to work at carving out his own sound. With his influences ranging from Machinedrum to Djrum, Om Unit to Stray the Brit-turned-Kiwi is truly only getting started in his production career.

As well as producing DnB, Max also dabbles in house production under the alias Jesse Bullitt. The multitalented individual eventually landed a track on Med School’s New Blood 014 a few years back, after a string of solid releases on Ingredients Records. Having taken a bit of a break (pun intended) from the Drum & Bass scene over the past year or two, we’re pleased to have released his debut single on Soulvent in June!

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Mountain

Kamiyama Shigeta – better known to you or I as Mountain, is a drum & bass producer from the hustling hub of activity that is Osaka, Japan.

Born into a musical family Kamiyama grew up immersed in various forms of music. At age 18 he finds Dance music and after picking the basics of a DAW, he starts producing Drum and Bass under this alias. He begins DJing in his hometown too – racking up support slots for the likes of: Sigma, Netsky, London Electricity, Metrik & the beast that is Andy C.

The bright & exciting producer quickly found his first ever release, Natural Law, dropping on the iconic Hospital Records’ In The Park Album last Summer. After sending a few demos over last year, we quickly snatched the half-stepping Funk Bomb for our final Soul Sessions compilation. Having now released his first single on Soulvent earlier this month – we’re truly excited to see what music he has in store for this year!

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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.

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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.

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