This label is featured in Update #094:
Deetron, Tom Trago, Roly Porter, Four Tet
It's been pretty much Yin and Yang this October: Wonderfully playful releases such as Deetron's 'Music Over Matter', Om Unit's 'Threads', and Four Tet's 'Beautiful Rewind' have provided us with a welcome dose of late summer vibes, while dark and moody, yet more...
The consistently innovating force of Dave Huisman makes him a firm-fave over at zero-inch HQ. Sinister dreamy sci-fi scapes and teetering rhythms of 'After Hours' are gravity heavy and 'What Preset' has a cosmic kraut atmosphere, underlain with devilish bass weapons, certainly floating our boat right now!
This label is featured in Update #087:
Voigt & Voigt, Jamie Lidell, Dadub, L-Vis 1990
Oh, February, where art thy days? Well, the month may have been short, but our selection suggests otherwise with great exclusives (Raíz! L-Vis 1990!), amazing albums (Dadub, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Jamie Lidell, Wraetlic, Trus'me, Lusine, Mano Le Tough, 2x Voigt & more...
This label is featured in Edition #040:
An Interview with 2562
Exploring warped techno as A Made Up Sound and organic dubstep as 2562, The Netherlands' Dave Huismans is one of electronic music's most gifted and versatile artists. On the occasion of the release of his third 2562 album, 'Fever', Richard Brophy interviews more...
Alarm (Track 01 on this EP) was reviewed:Peverelist: "Dangerous Dave flexin' like no one else can. Probably one of the best DJs out there. This one's a belter."
This label is featured in Podcast #017:
This label is featured in Update #034:
Commix, Rustie, Sick Girls
If it ain't broke, don't fix it, they say. No music in this newsletter needs fixing however, despite containing some of the most advanced breakbeat science perceived by human ears. Covering all intensity levels, we recommend Rustie's relentless skids this more...
This label is featured in Update #033:
Ninja Tune XX, Flying Lotus, Radio Slave
September has come and gone and left us with more great releases than there's pebbles on a beach. First and foremost this has been the month of Ninja Tune. The legendary label celebrates its 20th anniversary with two massive compilations of exclusive material, more...
Dave Huismans (a.k.a. 2562) continues to explore the middle ground between dubstep and deep techno sounds with his A Made Up Sound alias. Warm pads, shuffling beats and deep echoes make 'Demons' another excellent and unique sounding document of the man's brilliance. Check.
Sun Touch (Track 01 on this EP) was reviewed:Efdemin: "Funny: This one is labelled as dubstep. Might sell better than labelled as 'techno' which I would recommend. Anyway - amazing release from Mr. Huismans, who is a visionary person like the other four picked here. It is always wonderful to break the flow in a DJ set for a while with this abstract groove-monster."
The Hague's techno-meets-dubstep pioneer Dave Huismans a.k.a. 2562 returns to his own imprint as A Made Up Sound: 'Sun Touch' and 'Drain' are excellent futuristic dubstep efforts - sparse, deep, and drone-drenched - while the third track, 'Untitled', shuffles it up Detroit-style. Perfect.
This label is featured in Feature #097:
This label is featured in Update #026:
Mount Kimbie, ASC, Peverelist
It's all coming apart. For years dubstep has seemed like a field of limitless possibilities, its syncopated rhythms and wobbly basslines lending themselves to endless permutation. All this has changed over the past few months. Where a year ago only the more...
This label is featured in Update #024:
Spain vs. The Netherlands
We just couldn't resist. At a time when all of Europe seems transfixed on a small leather ball, the temptation was just to great to pit the two World Cup finalists against each other on a musical playing field. This week we have selected 11 current more...
This label is featured in Podcast #003:
This label is featured in Feature #088:
This label is featured in Update #006:
Danton Eeprom, Ellen Allien, Ewan Pearson
February has been short and sweet, bringing with it an atmosphere of departure - not only with the first signs of spring, but also with some outstanding and unclassifiable new music. Danton Eeprom's 'Yes Is More', Toro Y Moi's 'Causers Of This', or dBridge & more...
This label is featured in Update #005:
dBridge & Instra:mental, Illum Sphere, Slugabed
As dubstep is coming of age, we are getting ready for the next wave: producers that combine influences from a variety of genres with the once revolutionary half-step breaks of dubstep. Be it the drum'n bass and electro allusions of dBridge and Instra:mental, more...