Our good friend Maxwell ‘Monika’ Sweeney hosts the eleventh 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 Hospital’s own Mitekiss.
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.
Jolliffe – Profoundis
Naibu – The Way You Turn
DBridge – Inner Disbelief
Alix Perez – Forsaken
Calibre – Rose –
Ivy Lab – Afterthought
Break – The Edge Of Time
Kimyan Law -Yore Dub
LTJ Bukem – Music
High Contrast – Expose
Nuyorican Soul – I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun (4 Hero Remix)
4 Hero – Morning Child
Minnie Riperton – Les Fleurs
Donny Hathaway – A Song For You
Common – The Light
Simian Mobile Disco – Tits & Acid
Brighton based blue-haired-beat-crafter Dilemma has been making waves of late in the drum & bass community with her incredibly mature take on the genre. With heavy support from the likes of Random Movement, Calibre and Bailey, releases on Flight Patterns and DNBArena alongside featuring in UKF’s 2019 ‘Ones to watch’ – we’re thrilled to announce her new single Gone Too Soon.
The title track features the soothing vocal tones of liquid legend, Robert Manos. It’s cleverly layered intro and progressive elements build gradually, setting the gorgeous framework for Manos’ lyrics to shine beautifully over the rolling drums and syncopated piano lines.
Limbo takes us on a more ominous and soothing journey into the realms of liquid. Echoing vocal stabs and piano licks take the lead with a smooth rolling bassline and drum track to match.
You can grab this pair of luscious liquid rollers from all good stores and streaming services from 19.04.2019!
To commemorate 5 years in the game, we gave the talented Mr Penfold a shout to knock something up for our loyal Soulvent fan base, and he certainly didn’t disappoint. This front & back printed tee features the pictured back print, along with a Soulvent banner logo across the left breast. Grab your limited edition garms now as these ones are sure to sell out.
As well as being home to a revered university, Cambridge boasts the residency of a certain calibre of drum & bass producer – the likes of Nu:Tone, Commix, Logistics, In:Most, Saikon… the list goes on.
We can now add to that list one Pete Jolliffe Thomas, with his neuro-infused take on drum & bass. After an exciting inception the Clashtone member neatly boasts a forthcoming single on our own Soulvent, with 2 tracks offering up an equal lashing of low-end.
Howl sees Jolliffe thrash together crunchy drums, beefy basslines and sharp words courtesy of Linguisitics to provide a high tempo, thought-provoking floor filler. Swirling synths and high energy percussion will give Soulvent fans a pleasant surprise.
Profoundis shows Jolliffe’s ability to bring different tempos to the mix with more haunting vocal samples, underpinned by perfectly-crafted, rolling percussion and cascading basslines.
You will certainly be pleasantly surprised by this break from the norm on Soulvent Records. Jolliffe is one to watch in 2019. Howl // Profoundis is out on 22nd March in all good stores.