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.

sv042 – blacklab – human condition (released 1st june)

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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.