soulvent banner hoody

To ring in the coming cold weather, we proudly present our first hoody! Featuring the choice of white or black draw strings, printed on an organic continental black hoody, it’s our somewhat recognizable red banner logo taking centre stage. Perfect to keep you warm in the Winter months.

BUY
< a href=" https://soulventrecords.bandcamp.com/merch/soulvent-red-banner-logo-hoody" class="buy" target="_blank">BUY ON ITUNES
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">LISTEN ON APPLE
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">LISTEN ON SPOTIFY
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">BUY ON BEATPORT
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">BUY ON JUNO
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">LISTEN ON SOUNDCLOUD

spearhead x flexout x soulvent @ fabric (31.01)

FABRICLIVE

Room One: Spearhead Records Presents
Alix Perez
Etherwood
BCee
Dexcell
Sweetpea
Airshots
DJ Lens
Hosted by:
Cleveland Watkiss MBE
LX One
MC Texas

Room Two: Flexout Audio
Fre4knc B2B QZB B2B Arkaik
Bredren B2B Philth
Amoss B2B Survey
Charli Brix & Bassi
Data 3
Hosted by:
Joe Raygun
Sense MC

Room Three: Soulvent Records
In:Most
Walk:r
Dilemma
Jolliffe B2B Terror
Soulvent Records Residents
Hosted by:
Siege MC
Paleblu

We host three labels pushing the drum & bass scene forwards as Spearhead, Flexout Audio and Soulvent land. In Room One, Spearhead rep the musical side of the genre with a host of the label’s closest affiliates set to join label founder BCee. Joining him is Alix Perez, whose glistening productions can be found on labels like Shogun Audio and Exit. In recent years he’s turned his focus to his own 1985 Music imprint, where he pushes a similar strain of deep and rolling 170BPM. He’s flanked by Etherwood, the London producer best known for his ties to Med School. His work for Hospital’s sister label showcases his unique grasp on D&B, drawing influence from hard-and-fast jungle, floating ambient and downtempo tones. Rising talent Sweetpea also displays her cutting-edge take on the genre, while the bill is rounded off by two artists with a lot of promise, Airshots and Lens. Cleveland Watkiss, LX One and Texas step up on hosting duties.

Room Two welcomes Flexout Audio. The local imprint has firmly made its mark on the UK’s drum & bass scene since its inception in 2011, something the crew showed us at their high-charged Room Three debut in 2018. This time, they bring their instrumental-inclined sound to Room Two, with a series of back-to-back sets as the night’s focus: Dispatch artist Fre4knc faces off with Flexout staples QZB and Arkaik, while Bredren and Philth also share the decks. Amoss link up with Survey, Charli Brix and Bassi join forces, while Data 3 finally rounds off the bill. Joe Raygun and Sense share the mic.

Soulvent Records are back in Room Three, inviting their usual cast of next generation talents. Last time we welcomed the crew they took over the space for their milestone 5th birthday celebrations, and their next takeover promises more of the same blend of futurist liquid funk and upfront D&B. Preparing for his EC1 debut is Terror, who lines up against Jolliffe. In:Most, Walk:r, Dilemma, the team’s residents, Siege and Paleblu all prepare to return to round off a weighty FABRICLIVE celebrating the current and future of drum & bass.

FABRICLIVE – The Home of UK Underground Music.

Advance tickets are now available via RA, including limited £10 early bird tickets: fabricldn.co/9gn3o4

fabric is an over 19s venue
Please remember to bring ID with you. No ID, no Entry.
fabric operates a zero tolerance policy to drugs. Anyone found with illegal drugs will be banned from the venue and reported to the police

BUY
< a href=" https://smarturl.it/fbrc31120" class="buy" target="_blank">BUY ON ITUNES
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">LISTEN ON APPLE
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">LISTEN ON SPOTIFY
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">BUY ON BEATPORT
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">BUY ON JUNO
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">LISTEN ON SOUNDCLOUD

sv062: winter soul 2019 VA EP (out now)

With Winter looming large here in London, we aim to ease the coming cold, wet and unwelcome chill with the next instalment of our Season Soul compilation; back in full effect. We present to you 8 tracks, with some returning artists on the label like Monika, Conrad Subs and Luna, along with some fresh global talent to liven the pool.

New boy Noble’s opener, ‘Go’, is a think-break laden roller with bags of tropical percussion that will take you away from the dreary drudge of winter. The gritty sub bass ladened, ‘Cerebral Bore’, from Sao Paulo based producer Black Opps is low-down, deep & minimal.

Following on from his recent foray on Soulvent with his latest single, ‘Rocket Sprocket’, Monika gives us a sun-drenched, chord laden roller entitled ‘Freedom’, brimming with luscious pianos and big double bass plucks. Cologne-based producers Matt View, Marvel Cinema return to the label, teaming up with T:Base to deliver us a shimmering salvo, ‘Shining Sea’ and we also see the return of Conrad Subs, who recently featured on our 5 Years of Soulvent Records compilation album, with his heater of a track, aptly named ‘Bonfire’.

Long time fan, first time caller, Iklektix makes his Soulvent debut bringing through some additional soulful flavours with his track ‘So Real’ alongside Bert H and Elle Chante’s offering, ‘Flood Of Emotions’. To round things off, Luna returns to the Seasonal Soul series with his track ‘Bush Fire’, a nightmarish blend of distorted basslines and classic chopped breaks

Kick the cold into touch with our Winter Soul 2019 EP. Available to stream/download from 22nd November.

BUY
< a href=" https://smarturl.it/sv062shop" class="buy" target="_blank">BUY ON ITUNES
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">LISTEN ON APPLE
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">LISTEN ON SPOTIFY
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">BUY ON BEATPORT
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">BUY ON JUNO
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">LISTEN ON SOUNDCLOUD

svr podcast: episode 18 (hosted by mike drop)

For this month’s episode we switch up the style with Mike Drop going it alone for the first time.
Soulvent’s resident DJ takes the opportunity to share with you some of his favourite tunes, old and new.
Hopefully you hear something you haven’t before, or something you really liked but had forgotten about.

Mike also gives you a run down on where you can see your favourite Soulvent Artists playing at shows in the next few weeks.

We hope you enjoy listening to this one as much as Mike enjoyed recording it.

See you next time!

Tracklist:
Mountain – Roar
Break – Excuses
Royalston X Etherwood – Eyes On Me
ID-ID
Nu:Tone – Second Connection
Utah Jazz – Quincy
Hybrid Minds – Higher Love ft. Charlotte Haining
In:Most X Changing Faces – Soft Spoken ft. Charli Brix
Nu:Tone – Jet Stream ft. Talc
LSB – About Tonight
Siege MC – Overdue ft. Hiraeth
Pola & Bryson – Stolen Glances ft. Sammie Bella
Askel & Elere – Distance
Roy Green & Protone – You Did This ft. Dual
Motiv – Little Lover
Dr. Rubberfunk – Trouble Woman ft. Roachford (Featurecast Remix)
Seba x Paradox – Move On ft. Robert Manos

a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">BUY
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">BUY ON ITUNES
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">LISTEN ON APPLE
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">LISTEN ON SPOTIFY
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">BUY ON BEATPORT
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">BUY ON JUNO
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">LISTEN ON SOUNDCLOUD

sv061: mountain – cold breath ep (out now)

With recent releases on High Tea Music and InfluenzaMedia, now returning to Soulvent with a formidable 4 track EP, we gladly welcome back one of our most exciting producers: Shigeta Kamiyama AKA Mountain. Fresh from collaborating with another of Japan’s hottest drum & bass exports Makoto on his new album Tomodachi Sessions, Mountain firmly reminds us why his production is so enjoyable with his new EP, entitled Cold Breath. The producer’s playful approach to the genre is fully explored throughout the project, and was certainly worth the wait!

The opening acoustic guitar intro of Stillness brings a cathartic energy, later accompanied by subtle percussion and atmospheric sounds. The result is a chunky cacophony of high quality drum sections, warm synths and thrumming sub bass. This feel-good number is certain to bring smiles and energy on the dancefloor with its flute-like melody drop rounding out the track perfectly.

Title track Cold Breath releases its way into a tasteful, moving chord progression, where jazz-tinged piano gives way to Mountain’s satisfying sliced vocal cuts. The huge lead synth is backed by a Rustie-esque mix of drums and arpeggiated awesomeness, resulting in a seriously satisfying halftime groove.

Roar has a serene and warming intro that belies what is to come. Plucking synths and measured, twanging strings bubble nicely. The drop brings the familiar deep bursts of synth that we have seen on previous Mountain releases and catchy, high-end top line that seems to reach for miles.

Lastly, Supernova bursts into life with punchy drums and a relaxed organ melody. The 32-bar breakdown before the first drop takes you on a journey, culminating in an expansive drop that is littered with drawn out progression. Filled with glistening melodies, contrasted with a solid syncopated bassline, this track is sure to bring the twinkle to any ravers eye.

Available in all good stores on the 18th of October, we recommend you sample the dizzying heights of this latest offering from Mountain.

BUY
< a href=" https://smarturl.it/sv061shop" class="buy" target="_blank">BUY ON ITUNES
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">LISTEN ON APPLE
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">LISTEN ON SPOTIFY
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">BUY ON BEATPORT
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">BUY ON JUNO
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">LISTEN ON SOUNDCLOUD

svr podcast: episode 17 (hosted by pola & mike drop)

This month’s episode sees resident DJ Mike Drop return to the decks, with Jack ‘Pola’ Higgins on hosting duties. Jack gives you some of his memorable moments from recent shows, including: 5 Years of Soulvent – Manchester, Hospitality In The Park and Sun & Bass. Mike Drop brings some of his favourite tunes right now as well as some sklewsivz for your listening pleasure.

As always, we hope you enjoy!

Tracklist:
Monika – Rocket Sprocket
Mark Dinimal – Thinking Of You
Pola & Bryson – Running In The Dark ft. Ruth Royall
Low:r – Switchback
Dilemma – Anticlimax
Silence Groove – Moon That Never Sets
Bcee – Black Sky ft. Thomas Oliver (Lenzman Remix)
Makoto – Shine On Through ft. Mountain & Karina Ramage
Alexvnder – Holding You
Peshay & Sense – Tell Me
Lenzman – Pictures Of You ft. DRS
Combine – ID
London Elektricity – Song In The Key Of Knife (VIP)
Monika – Heaven ft. Askel & Critical Event
Hugh Hardie – Raindrops ft. Cimone
LQ – Show Me
Mountain – Supernova

a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">BUY
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">BUY ON ITUNES
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">LISTEN ON APPLE
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">LISTEN ON SPOTIFY
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">BUY ON BEATPORT
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">BUY ON JUNO
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">LISTEN ON SOUNDCLOUD

sv060: monika – rocket sprocket (out now)

Maxwell ‘Monika’ Sweeney should certainly not be an uncommon name to fans of our output by now. After birthing our own Podcast last year in June, the man himself led the charge for a solid 12 months, with his format for the show seeing guests delve into their influences. There was no shortage of interesting choices and outcomes, much like the New Zealand resident’s production. While his last EP, Fortress, was an exploration into more down-tempo and ambient territory, Rocket Sprocket marks Max’s 5th release on Soulvent with a high octane return to the realms of drum & bass – and it certainly doesn’t disappoint.

A-side Rocket Sprocket blasts off with a click heavy break, counting down to launch sequence start. Bubbling pads make room for tasty crunches of low-end, with techy synth stabs and distant chimes providing progression over the top of a high energy, squelching sub bassline. This track is a notable shift from his normal aural output, but in no way is this a bad thing!

Wake Up on the flip starts with a rousing vocal sample and features Monika’s trademark percussion progression. No drowsy drums on show here! You are awoken from the peacefulness of the airy first breakdown with a no-nonsense, full-bodied bassline. As the vocal harmonies develop, we’re introduced to a murmuring top line arp in the run up to the second breakdown, that allows you to catch your breath before you’re dropped back into the depths of that expansive bassline.

Available in all good stores from the 20th of September, we implore you not to dawdle on this one Comrade. Wake up and smell the tunes!

BUY
< a href=" https://smarturl.it/sv060shop" class="buy" target="_blank">BUY ON ITUNES
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">LISTEN ON APPLE
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">LISTEN ON SPOTIFY
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">BUY ON BEATPORT
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">BUY ON JUNO
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">LISTEN ON SOUNDCLOUD

svr podcast: episode 16 (hosted by mike drop & paleblu)

We bring you Episode 16 of the Soulvent Records podcast. This time hosted by Mike Drop and Paleblu with the mixing. We talk through our upcoming release, our next event (& competition!) and what the team got up to over the scorching bank holiday weekend. We hope you enjoy this one as much as we enjoyed making it.

Until next time!

Tracklist:
Terror – Feels The Same ft. Obi Franky
Ill Truth & Satl – In Your Soul ft. Charli Brix (Lenzman Remix)
Askel & Elere – Coincidences
Dave Owen – Pensive
Etherwood – Begin By Letting Go (Whiey Remix)
Pola & Bryson – Bad Habit
Terror – Our Way ft. Florence Rawlings
Digital Artifacts – Retinal Flooding ft. Lovely
Siege MC – Heathens ft. Visionobi & Curricula
Wreckless – Welcome To The Real World
In:Most – Uh! ft. Walk:r
AC13 – Drag Race
ID – ID
Terence & Philip – DNB Religion ft. KT Kinga
Shy FX – Original Nuttah 25 (feat. IRAH) (Chase & Status Remix)
Jolliffe – Dubplate Culture ft. MC Coppa
Pola & Bryson – Devil
Ripgroove – Double 99 (Fixate Refix)

a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">BUY
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">BUY ON ITUNES
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">LISTEN ON APPLE
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">LISTEN ON SPOTIFY
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">BUY ON BEATPORT
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">BUY ON JUNO
a href=" " class="buy" target="_blank">LISTEN ON SOUNDCLOUD