Our good friend Maxwell ‘Monika’ Sweeney hosts the first 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!
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.
Here it is! The first instalment of the Soulvent Records podcast, 40 mins of luscious dnb brought to you by our esteemed friend, Maxwell Monika. #soulventpodcast
Following a busy 2017; featuring on the final Soul Sessions (Vol.3) and releasing on the likes of Influenza & Celsius recordings, Sam ‘Imba’ Hiscox is back at Soulvent with another solid two-track offering of liquid gold. The Bristolian has been steadily pioneering his own brand of notable rollers, fast becoming one of the staple aliases in the next generation of Liquid Drum and Bass producers.
Undone is full of spacey synths, twisted vocals and airy pads. Backed by a tight drum groove, the drop sees in a murky sub line flanked by revolving glitches of melody & sweeping dark reese basses.
On Absolution, Imba teams up with the Californian talents of Alexvnder – resulting in a sultry mix of styles. Wistful keys and thumping drums are the order of the day, alongside warming bass tones.
If you’re a fan of soulful rollers and surging baselines, look no further than this first-class feat dropping on the 29th of June.
Shogun Audio, Soulvent Records and Weird Science come together to present a night with revelatory D&B duo Pola & Bryson on Saturday 7th July, joined by a very special lineup of their closest peers within the scene.
Pola & Bryson (Extended 2hr set)
Whiney b2b ANILE
Special Guest TBA
MC AD & Visionobi
The Pickle Factory
13-14 The Oval
Saturday 7th Jul 2018
22:00 – 05:00
Get tickets HERE!
The Las Vegas based brothers Blacklab return to Soulvent Records for their first outing since Soul Sessions Vol. 3, in the form of their debut single – Human Condition.
The title track opens with a warm, captivating tribal soundscape that builds imposing atmosphere and tension, before launching us into a long, boundless bassline hook – underlying their signature rolling drum beats. Soothing piano drifts on in a way that keeps us enlightened and upbeat throughout. You can almost hear the Nevada desert that inspires much of the Blacklab signature sound.
Passionfruit’s deep soulful bass and haunting female lead vocal bring back more of those tribal loops and pads, really showing us just why the US duo are so great at what they do.
If you’re keen on smooth, top-drawer liquid, then look no further than this soulful slice dropping on June 1st in all good stores.
In:Most return to Soulvent with their most garish and gully helping to date! Since starting their journey together back in 2013, the duo have bridged the Brisbane-Cambridge gap and now reside firmly in the UK. Fresh from their latest work – featuring on the latest Logistics album ‘Hologram’ – the Cambridge duo offer up this 2 track smasher, another strong reminder of the young duo’s talent, and the bright future ahead of them.
Thekla, nostalgically named after the famous floating club in Bristol’s Mud Docks, delivers in moody sub bass and menacing textures, a jungle inspired banger, perfect for those dark dance floors!
At Last is trademark In:Most: slow, soft atmospherics; full of measured, steady and longing vocals, and a weighty drum break to remind you – as if you needed reminding – what these two are all about.
Thekla will be available to buy and stream from the 4th of May in all good stores.
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Young producers from Finland, Askel (Juho Kavasto) and Elere (Sainey Gibba) have absolutely smashed it out the park with their debut single. Having met only age 11, the two brought their musical creativity together and started producing on Fruity Loops in 2007: via their parents’ computers. From the small snowy town of Tampere, the pair of old friends deliver cleverly crafted liquid with a mastery akin to that of Med School legend Etherwood.
Last Leaves eases us in with warm, chiming bells and a general sense of calm. Plucks and pops of synth melt into ethereal vocals as growing percussion builds energy, into a cliff hanger drop that does anything but disappoint.
Polar Response, is a moody landscape of surging synths and suspense. The drop delivers their blend of progressive liquid and deep sub bass provides the foundation to a rolling melody, in a more drawn out fashion.
Hot off his debut EP, golden boy Monika delivers a new take on the title track with just a touch more oomph, demonstrating his clear knowledge and love of breaks. A track that’s as at home on dancefloors as it is in the headphones.
This budding young partnership drop their debut single on the 13th of April, and they assure us there is plenty more to come. We wait eagerly.
So we’ve entered our fourth year of Soulvent Records, and boy has time flown. Soulvent was started with the intention of creating a digital music outlet where talented friends and peers could showcase their music.
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From a few pints between 3 of us at a secret Brick Lane boozer back in late 2013, our imprint is growing into its own entity and it’s truly exciting. It’s such a pleasure for us all to watch hard work and mutual respect pay off, within a scene built on a true love for music.
4 years later and we’re still here, growing stronger every day! We’ve dropped 36 releases (that’s 149 tracks) from 82 producers, vocalists and remixers, spanning 14 countries. We’re still blown away by the support we receive from fans and friends.
So to celebrate our birthday in true fashion, we’ve hand picked some of our favourite players in the game, old and new friends alike, to shell down North London’s grittiest, sweatiest venue and we welcome you all to join us for the party!
Tickets are only available on the night at the door at this limited capacity venue for 5 pounds and once they’re gone, they really are gone – so make sure you get down early for this.
Lineup to be announced over the coming weeks so stay tuned! Thanks for all the love!
The Soulvent Team!