Saturday, April 10, 2010

New Releases: UCR Label Compilation/ICR/Justice+Metro/BassdriveTunes Label Launch

Lots of fresh Drum+Bass action coming this week (and from the past few weeks)...

Two big releases hitting the streets on MONDAY, APRIL 12:

First up, Miami-based imprint URBAN CHEMISTRY unveil their first various artist label compilation in form of the stellar 'STANDARD GRAVITY' CD album.

The project features a vast assortment of deep, dancefloor groovers from both established and fresh names such as: UK's BROKEN DRUM, QUMULUS, FONIQZ, and SQUASH; Australia's ATP; France's PK; North America's CALCULON, ALEX M, NUSENSE, STUNNA and FUSION; Brazil's CYBASS and MIKROB; Russia's DIZZY MUZZY; Sweden's BIONIC1; Belgium's ATMOSPHERIX; Serbia's PMS (PROZOO + MOLECULAR STRUCTURES); and Japan's QUANTREK and HEAVY1.

It's a heavy set of timeless music. Make sure you check it out •• HERE ••

Also, if you're in the ORLANDO, FLORIDA area this MONDAY, APRIL 12, come on out to the LAUNCH PARTY for the 'STANDARD GRAVITY' album going down at the "TORQUE" weekly @ CROOKED BAYOU featuring album artists FUSION and ALEX M alongside residents CIRCLE K and MC COLLABORATOR.

Next up, dropping APRIL 12 exclusively on BEATPORT (with a worldwide release on APRIL 26), we have new music from one of the most prolific producers in the game.....

Hungary's ICR (aka ZOLTAN GAL) has completed his next album entitled 'BETWEEN NOWHERE AND GOODBYE' which surfaces on his own label MISSPENT MUSIC. The long player features the versatile producer's signature blend of musical excursions blended with infectious, driving funk and soul. There are twelve unique slices of music on this set including a great remix of "FRAMES OF MIND" from SOLAR EMPIRE (ASC + EZEEKIL) and a tidy take on "ALMOST THERE" from MINOTAUR.

You can check a 30-minute audio preview of the album over on SOUNCLOUD:

For more info on the producer and his label hit:

Currently hitting shelves now is the excellent debut collaborative album from legendary producer JUSTICE and hot new talent METRO .....

An album filled with emotion and depth, '839' is a futuristic journey through the minimalistic side of Drum+Bass. Infectious tracks such as "TOUCHFEEL," "SAND DELAY," and "PLAYLOOP" reflect what these talented producers have to offer as well as showcase the credo of the MODERN URBAN JAZZ (or "M:JAZZ") label: fresh, original music that pushes boundaries. Watch out for lots more from this exciting duo as well as remixes and exclusive treats from the album.

The album is available now on CD, VINYL and DIGITAL DOWNLOAD.

Last, but certainly not least, is the highly-anticipated launch of the BASSDRIVETUNES label recently unveiled by global internet radio giant BASSDRIVE.COM .....

The brand-new digital label was unleashed online worldwide on THURSDAY, MARCH 25 in tandem with a party in Miami @ WINTER MUSIC CONFERENCE celebrating the launch. With no less than 20 TRACKS released at once for the label's grand entrance, a dizzying amount of talented artists have signed on to get proceedings started with a bang.

ATP, FRED V, KASIO, KOMATIC, M25, MAGE, PAUL SG, ROSS D, SHRUST, SMOTE, TECHNICOLOUR, THE SQUARE, and UNDERSOUND all offer unique and polished tracks for the first wave of the label's releases. Lots of exciting music is currently being lined up for future releases so make sure you keep checking the label's website for fresh news and announcements.