Pola & Bryson – Pyro Radio Show – April

Those crafty liquid lads Pola & Bryson, fresh from remixing Moby, returned to the Pyro airwaves last week! Check out the show HERE!

Tracklist:
Dawn Wall- Holding On
Random Movement- I Stayed Around (Lenzman Remix)
Data 3- Eleven
Taktix- The Way (Was A Be Refix)
Hugh Hardie- Soundsystem Dub
Dub Motion- Galvanize
Fractale- Axis
Was A Be- Brainstorm
The Vanguard Project- LUV U TNITE
Bop- An Order (Anile Remix)
Spectrasoul- On & On
Diego Torres- Awake (Arch Origin Remix)
Technimatic- Abseil
Loadstar- Drowning
Spectrasoul- Always VIP
Spectrasoul- Glimpse (Ivy Lab Remix)
Anile & Blu Mar Ten- Lyssakses
Loadstar- I Need The Night
Phaction feat. Hugh Hardie- If Only
FD- Serious
Pola & Bryson- Flat Jam
Foreign Concept- When You’re Alone (LSB Remix)
Mohican Sun- Sudden Change
Keeno- Insomnia For An Anxious Mind
Hugh Hardie- Shudder
Logistics- Muderation
Ed:It- Isolution
TC feat. Jakes- Rep (S.P.Y Remix)
Technimatic- Trigger Warning
DLR- Human Error
Calibre- No One Gets You
Spectrasoul- Second Chance
LSB- If You’re Here
Pola & Bryson feat. Tayah Ettienne- Talk To Me
Anile feat. Taelimb & Tiffani Juno- Not The Way (To Run)
Nu:Tone feat. Lea Lea- Tides
Logistics- The Trip
Lenzman- Waves
Eastcolors- Toys
Commix- Be True
S.P.Y- Golden ’97
Anile- Containment
Enei & Kasra- Basic Instinct
Dub Phizix & Skeptical- Contact
Dexcell- Take Control
Pola & Bryson feat. Charlotte Haining- Find Your Way
The Worst- Lenzman (Bootleg Remix)
Krakota- Colour The Past
BCee- Typical Description (Calibre Remix)
Nu:Logic feat. Lifford- Everlasting Days

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Artist Intro – In:Most

With our releases slowly including more & more music from some rather unknown producers, here at Soulvent we’ve decided to start the Artist Intro series, to tell you a little bit more about the guys behind the music on our label.

For those of you wondering, In:Most are 2 young producers based on 2 different continents – Bailey Greer (Left, AUS) & Josh Croft (Right, UK). I personally find their situation a tad mind-blowing, coupled with the quality of their work, and the fact they’ve never actually met in person! Given their past few releases which are rightfully catching the scenes attention: including their track with Logistics ‘Sheung Wan’ on Hospital’s We Are 21 release, their Pictures In My Mind EP on Goldfat Records, and of course their Changes single (SV028) that came out on Soulvent in March – I had a virtual sit-down with the boys to shed a little more light on how they got together, and what they’re into!

How did you ‘meet’?
Bailey: We actually met over Soundcloud through a mutual appreciation of each others music. At the time we were both working on separate aliases but decided to write together, and it seemed to go well!

What software do you use?
Josh: Ableton Live 9 & Dropbox – without both of which, all this really wouldn’t be possible to do!

How do you produce when you’re on two sides of the globe?
Bailey:
Dropbox is our absolute saviour, it makes collaborating on music super easy and simple just having the project file up in the cloud, which we can then access separately.
Josh: Of course, the time zone differences have their own set of challenges – but due to my line of work as a waiter in the evenings, I’m pretty much totally nocturnal – which is ideal! Otherwise it’s just really easy to stay in touch over Facebook, and can Video Chat if we need to brainstorm ideas quickly.

Who’re your influences, in and out of drum & bass? 
Bailey: My Influences within D&B have to be Pendulum, Fred V & Grafix, Logistics and Blu Mar Ten. These producers always inspire me to improve my technicality as a producer and my overall song writing ability. Outside of D&B I listen to a bit of grime, alternative rock like The Cure and The Smiths and a bit of Parkway Drive. No particular patterns with my taste, I just like anything really!
Josh: Outside of Drum & Bass – varied, legends like Curtis Mayfield, Miles Davis to Dave Grohl or some Post Rock stuff like Circa Survive, SleepMakesWaves or ASIWYFA.. producers like Jon Hopkins or Tycho.. the list goes on! Within drum&bass though, we’ve both always been mutual fans of the guys at Hospital – Fred V & Grafix, Netsky’s earlier stuff, Logistics etc – but then guys like Dawn Wall, Pola & Bryson, Alix Perez – they’re all killing it!

What is the dnb scene like, in Cambridge & Brisbane respectively?
Josh: In Cambridge it’s actually not bad, of course this is where the Gresham brothers are from as well as Commix & Hugh Hardie, so it’s got a pretty good pedigree – and its really nice to feel a part of that. We’ve got regular events like Warning & Whitenoise at The Junction and Hospitality rolls by often enough.
Bailey: Absolutely Dead, it is so grim not being able to enjoy the music I love in my home town at all. With Brisbane being one of the only cities that misses out on Australia’s hospitality events it makes it very difficult to go out and immerse myself in the Dance scene here!

Right, here are some more quick-fire questions:

Bacon or sausage?
Josh:
Both. Just have both together in a fat sandwich with a load of brown sauce. Sorted.

Coffee or tea?
Josh:
Coffee, has to be good coffee though. Shit coffee is something thats gonna hold society back! Tea, granted is way easier to get right.
Bailey: Absolutely agree with Josh. I find tea is a lot safer to drink and it’ll always taste good as some coffee tastes like absolute garbage.

Favourite Soulvent release?
Josh:
Got to be Pola & Bryson’s LP ‘This Time Last Year’.. absolute stunner of a record!
Bailey: The Value Shift EP by Arch Origin does it for me, absolute killer of a release. Man like Dan making waves!

Favourite series?
Josh:
The Mighty Boosh, Archer, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones – cannot wait for that new series.
Bailey: Breaking Bad, Vikings, Top Boy and Full Metal Alchemist.

Favourite 3 drum and bass labels right now?
Bailey:
Tricky one… I’m loving what Shogun Audio are putting out right now, same as Med School and obviously, gonna have to shout out the boys at Silent Audio.

Xbox or PS?
Josh:
I’m strictly PS4. Bailey would disagree. Another heated argument point, best avoided..!
Bailey: No comment just to play this one safe haha!

And finally…
What does the future hold for In:Most? 


Bailey:
Well we’ve got some very exciting things in the pipeline that I’m sure you’ll find out about sooner rather than later! We’ve been collaborating away with some pretty well known names, which is awesome – potentially looking for another couple of releases towards the end of the year.
Josh:
We’ve also got some very special gigs in London as well as the rest of the UK lined up – some of which Bailey will be flying over for which is exciting! And off to Wales to headline an event at the end of March!

Thanks for your time boys, and keep up the good work!

Written & edited by Joe Goss.

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Simon Says 2017

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Simon Says Local is our first East London fundraiser to remember and celebrate the life of the wonderful Simon Goss – son, husband, dad, mentor, social worker, record label boss, DJ and late of this parish.

Simon was tragically taken from us by lung cancer, only 10 weeks after his diagnosis, having just turned 44. Simon liked a pint or 3 and when we moved to Leytonstone from Hackney, almost exactly 10 years ago, the Red Lion was a pub and club venue called Zulus. We certainly had the odd night out there (sometimes very odd!) but it wasn’t really Simon’s cup of tea.

When Zulus closed, the site stood empty for a couple of years and Simon often talked about what he would do with the space if he had the money. A community hub, great food, somewhere you could take your kids (he sat outside pubs, A LOT, when his own kids were young!), an affordable club space and DJ’s meeting a wide range of tastes (though having been a resident DJ at Camden’s Jazz Café for 5 years, he was a soul, jazz, funk and hip hop boy at heart!)

Apart from the fact that he would have had family members doing the catering (!!), his vision was pretty close to what Antic have achieved with the Red Lion. Sadly, Simon didn’t live to see it, so it seems only right and proper for all of those who knew and loved him and a whole bunch of new Simon Goss fans to have a knees up in his local in his honour!!

So please join us for a most marvellous night of back to back local live music and DJ’s, including Simon’s House Band, the Wah Wah 45s Players, featuring his sons Tom and Joe. Everyone involved gives their time and talent for free, so every penny you pay for your ticket goes to the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, for whom we have raised over £50K in Simon’s memory. We promise you will have a ball and you won’t even need to get a cab home!! (and don’t forget your flat cap!)

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3rd Birthday Photos

The photos from our 3rd birthday party at The Red Lion in Leytonstone are up on our Facebook page now! Check them out HERE and tag yourself and your friends! Here’s a selection of our favourites, but you can see the full set over on Facebook.

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Pola & Bryson – Pyro Radio Show – March

The likely lads Pola & Bryson returned to Pyro Radio for their monthly radio show. Listen back to March’s show HERE!

Tracklist:
Bop- An Order (Anile Remix)
The Vanguard Project- Love You Tonight
Total Science- Turn Around
SpectraSoul- On And On
Dimension- Generator
Total Science And Break- Big Time Winners
Mungo’s Hi-Fi- Did You Really Know
Silence Groove- Connection (All Night Long)
Dope Skills- The Fold
Blu Mar Ten- Rollcage
T>I- Badman
FD- Serious
Nu Tone & Anile- Merk
Roy Green & Protone feat. Joakuim- Arrive
Total Science- All Massive
Breakage- Elmhurst Dub
LTJ Bukem- Atlantis (Marky & S.P.Y Rework)
Aperio- Heaven
Hugh Hardie feat. Benji Clements- Everything Was Nothing
Silence Groove- Drifting Shapes
Technimatic- Night Vision
Pola & Bryson- Phantom
LSB feat. Tokyo Prose- It Finds You
LSB feat. Millie Watson- Lydian
Dawn Wall- Longshanks
Technimatic feat. Jono Mccleary- Hold On A While
Chords- Summit
Whiney- Komodo
Zed Bias- Something About This (Nu Tone Remix)
Culture Shock- Low Frequency
Commix- Bear Music
Subwave- I Need You
Enei- Vertigo
Mako- What A Little Moonlight Can Do (Break Remix)
S.P.Y- Step And Flow
Data 3- Molly
Dan Dakota- Glow
DJ Marky- Silly
Friction feat. K Tee- Fired Up
Taxman- TDK
High Contrast feat. Calibre- Mr Majestic
Adam F- Circles
S.P.Y- Untold Future
Logistics feat. Inja- Ammunition
Break- Not Forgotten
Technimatic- Leave It Unsaid
Red Eyes- Shades Of Blue
Zero T- Macushla

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SV028 – In:Most – Changes [OUT NOW!]

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Catapulting themselves into 2017, young production pair In:Most are making waves across the Drum & Bass scene. Based on opposite sides of the globe, Josh Croft (Cambridge) & Bailey Greer (Brisbane) are living proof that music knows no bounds. Having worked together since early 2012, yet only announcing it officially in 2015, the duo are pushing out some solid material. Namely their ‘Cloudfish EP’ out on Silent Audio, and the ‘Pictures In My Mind EP’ on Goldfat. Fresh from collaborating with the likes of Logistics on ‘Sheung Wan’, the pair now offer up , a 3-track slice of soul on our own young Soulvent Records imprint.

Opener ‘I Know’ eases in smooth pianos shaded with atmospheric padding, flanked by rhythmic clicks and sweeps. All backed up with a beefy drum break and a churning bassline, this sort of silky-smooth roller is fast becoming In:Most’s calling card.

’Changes’ kicks off with a purely positive, jazz-tinged energy. We’re talking feel-good sparkles, pizzicato strings and glossy toplines. Coupled with a screw-face bass and innovative vocal chops, it’s a prime example of their nostalgic yet forward-thinking sound. 

To round off the cut, their ’I Can’t Do VIP’ runs a more than welcome half-time reimagining of the original from last years’ Soul Sessions Vol. 2. With its playful, plucky arpeggiated synth, lustrously soft pads and rumbling, warm low-end, there’s more than an enough to reinvigorate the original release: our first offering from the duo, not even half a year old! 

With an impressive string of releases in only 5 months, these are two producers who show no signs of slowing down over the course of the year.

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Pola & Bryson – Pyro Radio Show – February

Pola & Bryson return to Pyro for their monthly, 2-hour radio show, full of new music and silly chit chat. This month they’ve got a guestmix from Data 3!

Listen back to February’s show here!

Tracklist:

Roy Green And Protone feat. Monologue- Why Don’t You
Skeletone And Silence Groove- Showtime
Arch Origin- Urban Periphery
Lenzman Remix Of Macca And Loz Contreras- Better World
Thomas Oliver- If I Move To Mars (Urban Dawn Remix)
Vandeera- Hearts Rhythm
Access- Fractal
Silence Groove- Fate
Goldie And Ulterior Motive- I Adore You
Pola & Bryson- Monument
TC- Next Hype (Dub Motion Remix)
Emperor- Jounce Ivy Lab (20/20 Remix)
BluMarTen- Rollcage
In:most- I Know
DRS- I Will
Roy Greene And Protone feat. Paul SG- Carpaccio Funk
Anthony Kasper feat. Rebecca Jane Grey- Love Me
Loz Contreras- Disco Kiss
Silence Groove- Drifting Shapes
Aperio- Heaven
Lenzman feat. Steo- Tender Love
Milkyway- FairyTale
Arch Origin- Dusty
FD- More Than Ever
Culprate- Dawn
Alix Perez- Can’t You See
Loadstar- I Need The Night
LSB feat. Millie Watson- Lydian
Macca And Loz Contreras- Always Yours (S.P.Y Remix)
DLR- Journey To Mars
T>I- Badman
ED:IT- Isolution
Calyx And Teebee- Loose Ends
Break- Strictly Entertainment
Urban Dawn- Babylon Prepare
Technimatic- Trigger Warning

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Soulvent Records 3rd Birthday Party!

After a massive 3 years, particularly 2016, we thought it was only right to keep it local & celebrate our birthday at the Red Lion Ballroom in Leytonstone. Come and party with us on the 3rd March. Drink, dance & vibes into the early hours.

8PM – 1.30AM
21+ BRING ID
FREE ENTRY (tag your names on the wall to join limited guestlist)

Special Guest (TBA) b2b Pola & Bryson
GLXY
Data 3
In:Most

Hosted by Siege MC

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