soulvent records 5th birthday @ redon, bethnal green

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Join us on Good Friday at Redon in Bethnal Green to celebrate 5 Years of Soulvent Records. We’ll be doing what we do best – family vibes, drinking Red Stripe & dropping bangers.

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The first artist announced is none other than our favourite Cambridge based duo, In:Most! These boys are going from strength to strength right now; helping re-invigorate the Spoonfed club night at Fez Club Cambridge with their friends logistics and Nu:Tone, while also releasing some tasty new music on the likes of Hospital Records’ annual Sick Music compilation, as well as featuring on the 5 Years of Soulvent LP. They’re going back-to-back with Walk:r on the night, much as they did on the B-side of their new single Crimson Eyes which is out now.

Label originator BMotion will be welcomed back to the fray. The bike enthusiast has seen a fruitful career on Viper Recordings since kicking off the releases on our imprint back in 2014. You can expect weighty servings of dancefloor destroyers from the Welshman on the night!

Local DJ Niall ‘Wobbly’ Ash will be laying down one of his famed jungle sets, known far and wide across the reaches of Waltham Forest and beyond. Our favourite mic-man Siege MC will be keeping everything flowing while Soulvent residents Mike Drop and LHR will kick the night off.

Special thanks to Mr Penfold for our new artwork designs!

Venue Address:
The Railway Arches, Cambridge Heath Road
Bethnal Green E2 9HA

SV051 – In:Most – Crimson Eyes (released 1st March)

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To celebrate the first day of Spring, we proudly welcome the return of Cambridge based favourites In:Most and their new single Crimson Eyes. Hot on the heels of their recent contributions on our massive 5 Years of Soulvent compilation – and their impressive collaborative endeavours on Hospital Records’ annual Sick Music alongside Saikon – the duo return with another two track release that provides two diverse, yet equally satisfying tunes.

Crimson Eyes is a textbook example of what In:Most do best. Swelling arpeggios, soft oozy synths and an undeniably memorable hook are the order of the day. The tune starts off with rising synth notes that drop into crisp, high energy drums. Expect to see this tune filling out this year’s festival stages!

Uh! meanwhile features long-time friend and second-time caller, Walk:r. The trio exercise a more tech-driven approach on this one, a naughty stepper where the sub-bass and surprise hits keep you guessing throughout. Uh! certainly packs a punch befitting the title.

With a strong and varied back catalogue as well as some stellar releases over the last few months, you can see why In:Most are one of our big bets for 2019.

You can grab both tracks in all good digital stores from the 1st of March.

svr podcast: episode 9

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Our good friend Maxwell ‘Monika’ Sweeney hosts the ninth episode of the Soulvent Records podcast, the first of 2019’s monthly offerings aiming to celebrate everything we love about our label, the drum & bass scene, and the wider world of music in general! This month’s episode is celebrating the forthcoming 5 Years of Soulvent VA compilation album – 29 unreleased tracks dropping on the 8th of February, the same day we take over Room 3 at the hallowed nightclub Fabric in London.

sv050 – 5 years of soulvent (released 8th feb)

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Milestone birthdays don’t come around very often and when they do, you need to celebrate. So we’re doing it the best way we know how; with our most ambitious VA project to date.
As our imprint reaches a half century of releases, we proudly present a 29 track compilation that includes fresh material from some exciting new names such as AC13, Walk:r, Echo B and Demigroove as well as some of our favourite back catalogue picks, reworked by the likes of label legends Pola & Bryson, BMotion and more. We’re also privileged to be releasing original music from other members of the Soulvent family in Data 3, Monika, Askel & Elere, Dilemma and In:Most – to name just a few.
This bumper compilation brings fresh twists on tracks you know and love, combined with strong offerings from artists new and old. We continue our commitment to showcasing the finest quality liquid tones from around the country and across the world.
Join us in celebrating our 5th Birthday by tucking into 2 and a half hours of delectable drum & bass – Soulvent style.

monika – fortress ep (released 30th november)

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Maxwell Sweeney has proved himself our understated golden boy this year, quietly carving out his niche for intelligently crafted drum &bass. The once Londoner now offers up a first for the Soulvent imprint, a foray into tempos outside 170, truly showcasing his understanding for all things electronic, he plates up a six-course array of aural appetisers (free from additives).



Fortress begins with the thought provoking atmospherics and tribal drums of the Prologue, culminating in uplifting synths and sweeping vocals that serve as a tantalising intro for the rest of this artistic EP.



The light drums and robotic synths of Airstrike open up into detailed layers of hypnotic percussion, coupled with a clever bassline.


Little World starts with a steady beat that lays the foundation for a distant and relaxed melody. The punctuated vocal sits atop a truly poignant musical journey that will bring you back for more.



The interlude Evelyn, is an aural comma, punctuating the EP with soft rain, thrumming synths and a melancholic love scene.

Moving effortlessly to perhaps the penultimate big finish; the garage influence of Eve and The Opal is undeniable. Relaxing chimes and building percussion gives us a deeper look into Max’s understanding of London’s quiet heartbeat.



Lastly, Epilogue rounds out the EP with expansive synth driven fun.



As the name suggests, this EP is strong enough to stand the test of time. Pause to open your mind and enjoy this monumental project, out on the 30th of November.

svr podcast episode: 007 (hosted by monika ft. lq)

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Our good friend Maxwell ‘Monika’ Sweeney hosts the seventh 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! This month’s guest is the hotly tipped Bulgarian duo LQ.

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.

TRACKLIST:
Pola & Bryson – Alkaline
Dawn Wall – Holding On
GLXY feat DRS – These Lights
LQ – Keep Hiding
LQ Get To Me
LQ – Back Home
LQ – Control
DJSS & High Roll – Time Capsule
Alibi feat. MC Fats T.R.A.C. – No Lights
Unglued feat Nelson Navarro – Deep Dark And Dirty

Jordon Rakei – Goodbye
KAYTRANADA feat BADBADNOTGOOD – Weight Off
Elliot Moss – Slip
Tom Misch & Poppy Ajudha – Disco Yes
The RH Factor – Juicy

svr podcast: episode 005 (hosted by monika ft. Akuratyde)

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Our good friend Maxwell ‘Monika’ Sweeney hosts the fifth 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. This month’s guest selector is recent American remixer & cat lover Akuratyde.

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.

TRACKLIST:
Bop & Subwave – Clair De Lune
Oliver Yorke – Totem
Monika – Himalaya
Commix – Japanese Electronics
Blocks & Escher – Something Borrowed, Something Blue
Dom & Roland – A Broken Heart
Monika – Himalaya (Akuratyde Remix)
Kimyan Law – Magic (Feat. Clara Luzia)
Tellus – But Not Forgotten
Lewis James – Praying Out Loud (Feat. Dandans K)
Seba & Robert Manos – Etherall

NON DNB
George FitzGerald – Roll Back
Synkro & Arovane – Aspen
Nuage – Thirst
Unquote – Metro Dreaming
Timecop1983 – Girl (Feat. SEAWAVES)

definition tee

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Our first new design of 2018 – the definition tee is a simple statement of who we are and what we do.