flexing a glittering discography on influential imprints such as boka and black acre, von d has remained a consummate ambassador of the low-end movement since he emerged in 2009 … and we are proud to have him on board for our long-awaited seventh release.
rugged/troubles is a double a that lives up to its name in every way. if we wrote cliched press releases we would say the release >does what it says on the tin< but getdarker dont deal in hackneyed, meaningless sayings, we deal in undiluted, speaker-banging platters. and they dont bang much harder than this pair of purist party-starters. troubles follows. in more ways than one.
hot off the heels of his recent work for photeks dj kicks mix, san fran sound scientist djg makes his debut on getdarker, further cementing his position as global bass raconteur. battering the myth that us dubstep is all about the bro-down, his versatility and boundary-defying musicianship has been recognised and celebrated on both sides of the atlantic since his very first release… which was spun by n-type on rinse fm, no less.
cyrus makes his debut release on getdarker with his most encompassing work yet. the two track release comes primed with cyrus trademark of dubstep for the chest. opening track >hot pan< which has been aired on a tidal swell of support from radio 1, kiss fm, rinse fm and leading dj throughout. built on a wave of solid drums before unleashing its full force with a maniacal, mechanised baseline that writhes through the core of the track, wiring itself around the ambient tones, strings and hooks. up next >ears lowered< is a schizophrenic balance of the above. delicate melodies combined with an elevating, progressive & relentless opening builds tension superbly before bringing in a chaotic drop. showing off the sleazy and darker side of this pioneering sound with maximum impact. cyrus delivers this special two-track release, a perfect calling card from a producer who holds such longstanding dubstep status.