in a few short years halogenix has already had a prestigious career in bass music, after making his mark with his solo projects as well as marking out new territory with ivy lab he is now entering a new chapter and focusing on his own productions. to mark the occasion critical music present an ep full of the dynamism you might expect from such an experienced producer. future thinking as ever the 8-track “deep news ep” rolls from beautifully crafted drum & bass to heavy half-time including the enormous “blej vip”.
2018 repress incoming!
in a pretty typical sabre fashion he has sent us a tune called >halo danger<, expectedly what we heard instantly was pure danger and another killer in the works … now here it is coming your way on the 4th of june 2012. insane production as ever, huge riff, huge snappy drums, huge low end. it is an instant dispatch fave for us! we say no more… on the flip we have sabres often studio production partner in crime halogenix bringing us something solo, completely creative, fresh and inspiring. his productions are quickly building a reputation and >laika< holds no exception!
dj support is very widespread on this release already coming from the likes of: dj marky, alex perez, ant tc1, jubei, spectrasoul, octane & dlr, klute, zero t, rockwell (ministry of sound radio), lenzman, icicle (as featured on rinse19 cd), ulterior motive, skeptical, hybris, kasra, nymfo & safire.
proudly presenting the ‘jumpsuit’ ep from halogenix. this is a diverse collection of elegant music that could only be expected from of the most important producers in the genre. halogenix is a founding member of ivy lab, and their label 20/20 ldn recordings label. this is a dynamic and varied ep that bears the undeniable halogenix signature throughout. supported by jubei, friction, ivy lab, alix perez
halogenix takes some time out of the ivy lab super group to go it alone on the heavily hyped “velvet ep”. the future jump-up of “blej” leads the way, a tune that had andy c peering over kasra’s shoulder at his recent xoyo london shows. whilst heading back into more blissed ivy vibes of title track “velvet” and “cliche”, halo pulls in the help of monty on the bouncing “old town” to complete an utterly essential ep.
limited edition 12 vinyl with a special soft touch finish on the vinyl sleeve. comes with download code included.
this 2017 repress includes a code for free download as 320k mp3.
a dreamteam collaboration to start off criticals 2012 season from the hugely lauded sabre, who returns after a long break since his astonishing debut album of 2010, stray and halogenix. the perfect antidote to soothe us out of those january blues, simply gorgeous. critical coming on strong as always for the new year. keep em peeled.
fresh d & b, * all blue feat cleveland watkiss stone cold soul music by headz new comer halogenix with vocals from headz veteran cleveland watkiss. the track was bound to be a success. * beyond the bounds another track that shows why halogenix has confirmed his place as one of the best newcomers over the last few years, a very soulful sound with enough dancefloor muscle find its place in many different sets. * shank the most energectic offering on the ep, techy without being nerdy – clever edits and engineering prowess all combined for a peak time track. * shore a flowing track underpinned by subtle mids and a female vox. the sub bass carries the track with skipping drums the make light work of the rhythm.
for the third single release from the transit 2 album, we have chosen two tracks that combine pure musicality with complex drum patterns to great, contrasting effect. both artists have developed during their time producing this music we know and love, forging their own distinctive grooves onto this album project, evoking a deeper, more emotive dimension to transit 2.
comes with download code.
dis071 heralds the return of the one and only halogenix, a personal favourite of all of us here at dispatch and a producer that has over the last few years made a massive impact as part of the critically acclaimed ivy lab.
stray & halogenix have got together on the well established label, warm communications to present some pure drum & bass finery. both tunes have a much darker feel, especially >poison< which combines staggered bass jabs with rolling subs and distorted vocals. the outcome is a jittery dance floor smasher that will trip out even the most avid dark and underground d&b fans. >the pursuit< has been engineered by stray individually, and this riddim similarly encapsulates the industrial sinister sound warm comms. are attempting to push with this release. one word to describe it: success.
edition 1 is a various artists compilation and the ninth release on alix perez 1985 music. the album is to be understood as a statement of intent as well as a snapshot where the label is right now. alix has assembled his favourite artists operating within the 85bpm / 170bpm axis and the result is a coherent album that cements ties with newcomers such as monty, deft and tsuruda whilst also bringing new light to existing relationships with fracture, ivy lab and chimpo amongst others. its an exciting time for 1985 music, an outlet thats quickly becoming known for great art across the board: be it music, clothing or design.
critical music reaches its 100th release in its 15th year, celebrating with the landmark album fifteen years of underground sonics. spanning the broad spectrum of drum & bass that the critical sound represents, the exceptional 15 album is as bold as it is beautiful and looks to serve the test of time in the d&b history books.
after a temporary break away from music to work on other projects foreign concept is back with the skit city ep, the first in a series of new releases.
inspired by his long time friend jack ramsay s new graphic novel of the same name, the title track, featuring mancunian mc fox, creates the perfect sonic backdrop to the intricate aesthetic of the skit city book from which the artwork is taken. watch out for the video coming soon.
a very welcome return to the scene complete with a beautiful collaboration with halogenix and a killer remix by lsb.
an addition to red bull music academy class of 2015 hyroglifics is a name stirring up excitement across electronic music for his genre bending take on 170 breakbeat. having previously released on criticals digital only binary series he now makes the step up to full-blooded critical release for his new ep. vinyl includes mp3 of full seven track release including 3 digital exclusive tracks.
limited to only 250 copies on 140g black vinyl. shrink-wrapped triple pack.
9 tracks on a 3 x 12 inch triple pack, we hope you enjoy the selection.
dj support: dbridge / kasra / fabio / randall / london elektricity / marcus intalex / skeptical /dub phizix
things are definitely heating up this summer and we here at horizons music are pleased to bring you the second installment in the dreamthief compilation series. offering a diverse array of flavors, >dreamthief 2< culls cutting edge productions from data, need for mirrors, triad and many more top-tier artists.
from the gnarling bassline of spinlines >dyslexia<, to the deep atmospherics of amoss >cranium<, and the future funk of hydro + halogenixs >halcyon daze<, >dreamthief 2< covers all ends of the sonic spectrum in fine fashion. as we continue to progress and cultivate the select stable of artists in the horizons music camp, we are proud to unleash this document of fresh sounds for the dancefloor and beyond ……
in der fabric-reihe legt kasra mowlavi ein fulminantes drum & bass-set vor! der mann steht seit zehn jahren mit seinem label critical für innovation und integrität im drum & bass und fördert(e) die entwicklung junger new-school-produzenten wie rockwell, sabre, foreign concept oder enei. sein dichter fabric-mix beinhaltet viele unveröffentlichte tracks und reflektiert die geradlinige und unverwässerte einstellung dieses ausnahmeproduzenten/-djs!
fourteen tracks of transit two which follows 2011s transit one, which introduced a number of new faces to the roster along with plenty of old favourites. the sequel looks to do the same, as up-and-comers like halogenix and safire rub elbows with ebk, optiv and dlr.
things are definitely heating up this summer and we here at horizons music are pleased to bring you the second installment in the dreamthief compilation series. offering a full palette of flavors, dreamthief 2 culls cutting edge productions from an assortment of top-tier artists. man of the moment data kicks things off with the deadly sounds of -formless,- and were soon entangled in the gnarling bassline of spinlines -dyslexia.- we dive straight into the deep atmospherics of amoss -cranium- and -we all grow-.hydro + halogenixs -halcyon daze- gives a glimpse of funk from the not too-distant future. were transported thru time to robotic lands with triad + synth senses expertly crafted -past present future-. production stalwarts cause 4 concern step up with the entrancing roller -under forever-. genotype offers the low-end theory of -bass fight-. super duo need for mirrors dirties things up nicely with -vanquish-. jubei reports for remix duty with his excellent take on june millers -drowning man.- veteran badman skitty rolls it out smoothly with -find a way-. linden adds the hypnotic vocal-fueled -letting go-, and eveson joins the action for this edition with the cool and sublime -cold heart-. with each artist expertly offering their signature diverse sounds to round out yet another excitingdocument, dreamthief 2 truly covers all ends of the sonic spectrum in fine fashion. as we continue to progress and cultivate the select stable of artists in the horizons music camp, were proud to unleash this document of fresh sounds for the dancefloor and beyond...