belgiums most praised dubstep label duploc has been consistently releasing two-track singles since 2015. the imprint curated by platform duploc.com now announces the launch of a new 12inch vinyl release series. catalogued as duplocv001, the first ep features no one less than label resident hebbe. the dutch up-and-comer was introduced to duploc in the beginning of 2018 with duploc020, as he was signed to crucial recordings and artikal music uk short after. now he returns to the label for the first volume of the new dupplates series. watch out is one of hebbe’s most anticipated tracks as a chest-oppressive weighty sub bass rolls through a distorted landscape of cinematic samples and sinister melodies which are constantly progressing. of course resident enigma dubz has to be involved in this first instalment as he delivers an incredibly stunning remix, hitting you with pure bassweight and powerful synths. on the flip side, compatriot melle and the like-minded mr.k enthusiastically accompany hebbe to unleash both the bouncing wayside as well as the murky lemon twist, two highly overdue cuts. the dupplates vol. 1 is an essential in your record collection and marks a first much promising episode for the next to come on duplocs prestigious series.
-the most-promising up-and-comer in the dutch dubstep scene has to be hebbe without any doubt. back in 2014 the rotterdamer attended a give it dub edition as a steady dubstep enthusiast. yet that experience proved to be the main inspiration to begin experimenting with dubstep. hebbe truly emerged from the shadows through the signing on subway recordings, who were one of the first to discover his obscure sound driven by a very typical flow.- words by duploc
founded in 2015 by dubstep forefather sleeper, crucial recordings has continued to develop and strengthen its undeniable grip on the dubstep world with each release, never failing to act as an unyielding beacon within the scene for unearthing fresh, standard-setting talent. leaping from strength to strength, this highly prolific imprint constantly delivers multifaceted and boundary shattering bass music through ingenious and unprecedented ways. the latest addition to the label’s ever-expanding vision for multifaceted bass music comes from rotterdam-based hebbe, who has truly emerged from the shadows recently through releases on subway recordings, artikal music, duploc and version collective. regarded as the most promising up-and-comer in the dutch dubstep scene, hebbe sports an obscure, sound driven flow that aims to inject diversity and progress into today’s musical output. keeping within a similar spirit, hebbe’s crucial016 boasts two far reaching tracks, “mad hatter” and “galata” that convey trailblazing bassweight through two very different formats. while “mad hatter” cuts through to the core with simplicity and impact, “galata” equally enchants with smokey darkness and trenchlike depth, building upon crucial recordings’ irreplaceable position within the dubstep circuit.
the haunting is a production straight out of the highland beats studio. jan liefhebber goes back to his roots with this old-school techno acid track. the ep starts with three minutes of pure techno accompanied by a haunting undertone. a contagious tb303 bass line kicks in when you least expect it and brings the track to a pounding crescendo inspired by early horror films and the dark rave sounds of the 90s. ritzi lee is no stranger to the art of techno and has remixed the haunting with his favorite tool the tr909 leaving the original acidic skeleton intact. ritzis detroit-influenced techno mix completes the 12inch and makes it an essential piece of red transparent vinyl for all techno freaks. experiments have been carried out on unsuspecting crowds around the globe and the first results are extremely satisfactory. hb041 is supported by miss djax, aaron liberator, bart thissen, nimbuz and buzz goree (mixworks/underground resistance)
after a short break highland beats is back with a new sound and a new start. release number 40 coincides with highland beats 12 and a half year anniversary. supernova jan liefhebber and studio partner nimbuz get back down to basics with solid driving track. the minimalistic deep bass lines amalgamate with an spontaneous melody at the steady pace of 130 bpm
this is the first ep from jan liefhebber and nimbuz on hz trax. both of them have been around for some time and their work on labels like x-trax, sway, lk, rerun, highland beats, synopsis and fresh grind. here they give us massive toxic shit on hz trax
hypnotizing rhythms and stormy bass cuts make up various visions 2, as d-operation drop, zygos, hebbe and mrshl unite on the copenhagen based label’s 9th vinyl release. various visions is a new series of vinyl releases by circle vision, launched to present an umbrella of artists from around the globe, who share the label’s vision of sound design and affection for immersive bass music.