Fokuz Recordings welcomes the very talented production outfit Chromatic to the label. With releases out on Dutty Audio and Playaz we expect big things in the future. With the Malibu EP they offer us three liquid flavoured tracks with that signature Fokuz sound you love so much.
Smote’s musical is a little more interesting than most. As the frontman of a punk band in his more country of Slovakia during the ’80s and ’90s, he’s been obsessed with electronic music ever since. A long-time friend of the Celsius team, this release brings them together again, offering up some of the finest jazz-influences rollers this side of Calibre’s external hard drive. Sticking fast to his preferred suite of hard rolling percussion and beautifully arranged melodies, there’s a lightness to his production that makes it easy to get lost inside each track. Equally at home on the dancefloor as the living room, this is a collection of four liquid tunes deserving of a more interesting genre description than that. Pick it up, you won’t regret it.
Possibly the hardest-working producer in drum & bass right now, Actraiser returns to Focuz with a double track EP stashed with retro goodies and fresh ideas. “You Don’t Know” is a fast-paced roller crammed with vocal snippets, percussive samples and big synth pads. Working out the madness is half the fun. Following up is “Planetary Systems”, a cosmic tinged offering packing huge old school flavours swooning high over the wobble of a deep subby bassline. Gorgeous stuff here, each release from this guy just gets better.
September 2014 sees the second Celsius Recordings podcast coming from Russia, a large selection mixed by the hands of Nelver. Expect an hour packed with some of the most tasteful cuts of drum & bass from all over the world. Tracklist in the read more section.
Fokuz Recordings presents the ‘Miracles EP’ by Russian music soulchild Intelligent Manners. It’s a two piece vinyl effort showcasing his signature style of soulful, smooth drum & bass. Drenched in positive vibes his sound reminds one of classic hiphop and early r&b. From uplifting sounds to deeper, introvert grooves, Intelligent Manners continues to impress all fans of musical drum & bass with his output. The Miracles EP is not only a stunning piece of work but also shows the artist’s current level of esteem. It’s an accomplished release well worth bagging.