Bristol’s Pressure Dome label will kick off 2020 with a new split EP from Joe Craven and Human Resources, set for release on 7th February.
The label’s third release finds local producer Human Resources and Dialogue party starter Joe Craven offering up two weighty UK techno cuts each, heavy on the bass with flourishes of breakbeat and dub woven throughout.
Crave’s ‘Hurt Potential’ opens the EP with a buoyant, but subtle, rhythm, making for a perfect warm-up to stoke the dancefloor into life early in the night. Check it out below.
MoMa Ready has shared his new album, which lands under the moniker Gallery S.
Self-titled, and disinterested in copying anyone's musical identity, the full works are available on Bandcamp, and touch on everything from jungle, roots and dub to house and techno.
London-via-Birmingham's Barely Legal is a mainstay of the UK scene. An artist who has been at the forefront of the underground bass world for almost a decade, the DJ and label owner has spent 2019 playing gigs everywhere from Munich to Ibiza, and performed at Croatia’s Hideout, Creamfields, and Snowbombing. As the year winds down, Barely Legal is finishing up her Pretty Weird tour, a label affiliated party series, which has been touring the country since August.
Skrillex has won the Highest Bass award in this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll. The Los Angeles artist has held his position at No.21 in this year’s poll.
Alison Wonderland has won the Highest Climber award in this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll. The bass star landed the No.44 spot overall, climbing an incredible 52 spots on her poll position last year.
The Aussie artist has been busy as a bee throughout 2019, challenging herself creatively, setting records and ticking off bucket-list items left, right and centre.
Last track that blew your mind?
“Radeco Domar ‘Por Un Ojo’
Last film you watched?
Last DJ that blew your mind?
Favourite album to relax to?
“Thelonious Alone in San Francisco”
A year on from his debut album, and a year after moving from Australia to London, the latest Air Max ‘97 project has landed, the four-track ‘Falling Not Walking’ EP. The release features two collaborations with artists also impressing with their own distinctive shades of club music — Italian producer TSVI on ‘Paroxysm’, and Manchester’s LOFT on ‘Xhrinicibles’.
Decisions is a label founded on the basis of releasing idiosyncratic “music to move people”. With past releases from the likes of DJ Plead and Oroboro, van der Lugt is excited about the label’s upcoming projects. The first, from Avbvrn, due later this month, and later Isamov, a producer from New York City whose tracks feature in recent Air Max ‘97 sets (including his Recognise mix).
With upcoming shows in London, New York, Glasgow and Madrid, Air Max ‘97 also recently played a show in Hangzhou, China, in a venue called Loopy, behind the food court on the third floor of a mall. “It’s a concrete cube with a huge Funktion-One soundsystem,” he says. “I was so gassed to finally go there, the crowd was amazing, creative, young and free.” Travelling the world is an “indescribable privilege” for van der Lugt, who will never miss an opportunity to meet local people, eat in their favourite restaurants, and explore local scenes.