Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Eastern Bass by DnB India

Eastern Bass [a property by us at DnB India] was launched in 2018 [after years of yearning], and is specifically designed and dedicated to promote Asian Underground Music. To share and educate more people about the fusion and blend of western underground bass music and the traditional Asian music; something that has been cultivated and carried forward by multicultural artists for about three decades now.

Asian Underground holds a special place in our hearts, for a bunch of reasons. The primary one being - It truly is the quintessence of the fusion of two worlds, two whole different worlds. And because it completely dissolves every inch of the kinds of boundaries that the politics [and evil] [still] thrives in the society; be it race, color, religion, creed, origin or anything else. It was a movement started by young musicians in a foreign land, torn between the cultural differences of their ancestral and new home - both poles apart. And amidst an attempt at further connecting with their roots and finding their own identity, they broke stereotypes and gave the world something that leaves behind a legacy that will never be forgotten.

We could really continue writing and talking for days about how our hearts react to all of it, as we listen to our fav Asian underground tunes at home right now. And we will be sharing a lot more about it. Thus we have decided to expand the community online.

The logo designed, a mix of two elements [text and illustration] has been done keeping a few things in mind. The extended lines around the font instinctively  establish an eastern character. And the illustration of a Dubplate [also close to the circle component of a CD and a cassette] here is also a symbolic portrayal of the core essence of Asian Underground - A fusion of two completely different worlds, to create a new one [three circles]. From our conversations with a couple pf artists from the founding clan, we think it also relates with words and emotions like - Movement, Unity, Uniqueness, Identity, etc.

We will start with sharing the images and videos from the two club night editions done in the past and eventually expand on the content, from sharing more about the music, the origin, the prominent figures, journey, struggles, artist profiles, interviews, mixes, videos and a lot more.

And we sincerely hope with this next step we are able to share new things with our existing audience and also connect with a lot more [those who already are avid listeners of this music and even those who aren't familiar with it].

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Sustance releases a thumping 5-track EP on Overview Music

After establishing themselves in 2018, U.K based label has been at the forefront of delivering distinctive and cutting-edge Drum & Bass. After making their first release in December 2018, Overview Music hasn’t put a foot wrong.

The label has been championing the deeper and darker realms of Drum & Bass by releasing belting EPs from the likes Wingz, Klinical, Ill Truth, and Talkre; and with their fifth release in less than 3 months, Overview Music has delivered another stunning piece of music which according to us is one of the finest EPs we have heard in a long, long time.

London based producer Sustance has carefully cemented his place as one of the most underrated and talented producers in the Drum & Bass circuit. Sustance has taken his deep and refined minimal sounds to labels Dispatch Recordings, Vandal Records, and Flexout Audio. Seamlessly combining his no-nonsense approach with an eye on the dance floor, Sustance has seen his music supported by heavyweights in the scene such as Critical Music’s Kasra, Noisia & Icicle. 

For his debut with Overview Music, Sustance has released a thumping 5-track EP, which we believe is one of the finest EPs we have heard in a while. 5-tracks deep packed with the producer’s signature sonic identity; ‘Temperance’ EP can also be regarded as Sustance's finest work to date.

‘Bristol Gang’ represents Overview Music’s minimal and murky approach of their releases while ‘Squirt’ unleashes the producer’s penchant for punchy and rolling sounds. Title track ‘Temperance’ is a funky and groovy number with soaring textures and a mind-numbing bassline. ‘One Away’ and ‘Shame’ are two weighty industrial rollers that are a testament of the producer’s ever evolving style.

Listen to the EP here:

Thursday, March 19, 2020

24/7/365 ALL | 001 | Nuphlo [Producer / DJ, UK]

You often see us or a promoter/website promoting and supporting Indian and International artists, but we always tend to overlook the people behind the scenes and the people who support the music community in their one way. Artist Managers, Venue Staff, Event Programmers, Listeners / Fans - Painters, Engineers, and Doctors even (YES).

With "24/7/365 ALL", we intend to give the people behind the scenes a chance to showcase their love for their favorite music. "24/7/365 ALL" will be a Spotify and a Youtube playlist that will be curated by Artists, Artist Managers, Bartenders, Audience and every individual who is involved in the scene in any capacity.

These playlists will feature Drum & Bass, Jungle, or any branch of Bass music. "24/7/365 ALL" will feature their all-time favorite tunes, or tunes that inspired them, or a mix a both.

The first playlist of the "24/7/365 ALL" series is done by Eastern Bass Music don, Nuphlo, and it features his all-time favorite tunes. So, dive in and help the community grow by supporting them and give them a shout if you like their playlists. 

Listen now : Spotify | Youtube