This diverse and ambitious release features over 2 hours of dnb/breakbeats/downtempo and everything in between.
Disc 1 challenges various DnB producers to look outside the realm of the dancefloor, resulting in a wide range of pieces that go beyond the conventional drum and bass perspective. A truly unique project!!
Disc 2 brings the dancefloor back into the fold courtesy of an exclusive c64 dj mix. Deep vibes, diverse tracks and a distinct feel define this engaging mix, crafted by one of Canada`s best.
The Anti-Socialite of the Toronto breakcore scene, Unitus (Daniel Ross) makes his return to fame and fortune as he delivers his much anticipated second full length album, “Caretaker”. The follow up to his debut album in 2002, “Cross Contamination” (D-Trash).
“Caretaker” is an evolution in the Unitus sound, experimenting further with breakbeats and melody while still preserving that familiar dirty edge. Unitus has struck a balance of deep emotional melodies, while still laying waste to everything in his path with heavy industrial-guitar drones, slower bpm jungle beats and a gritty feel. “Caretaker” is power noise with real power, industrial with an edge, techno without the presets, and breakcore with melody. Brilliant!
Another young musician from the underbelly of Toronto’s vast music culture, Sincere Trade (Carl Heindl) presents his debut album, “If You Cannot Beat Them”. Sincere Trade has quickly become a recognizable artist in the Toronto music scene and is now set to deliver his musical vision to the world.
With a knack for twisted and crunchy skipping percussion, and a love for warm and dirty vintage synthesizers, Sincere Trade bridges familiar retro sounds with modern production skills. Call it IDM if you want – but this music has groove and is meant just as much for the dance floor as it is for the shoe-gazing chin-strokers. Sincere Trade adds a different dimension to Dross:tik, as the label continues to re-define its musical direction with each release.
Debut album from Ireland’s own Polska with the release of “Skeptic”. This full length CD reaches beyond the conventional scope of Drum & Bass, combining elements of Downtempo, Breakbeat Jazz and IDM, with deep atmospheric soundscapes, beautiful melodies, and just enough intergalactic funk.
With previous releases on Breakin’ (Bassbin), Inperspective, Subtle Audio and Counter Intelligence, Polska has established himself as a purveyor of left-field DnB / Breakbeat, forging a style and sound uniquely his own.
Direct from Toronto’s own Dross:tik Records comes this brash, brazen, impudent full-length release from Belladonnakillz. Combining his technical skills with imagination, original melodies and his own crooning, come-hither vocals, “Perverted & Proud” is sure to be a neo-pop, underground smash.
Running the gamut from the massive hit in the waiting of “Kill Bella Donna” ( complete with a complementary Panacea remix ), to the grinding industrial-lashed assault of “Gotta Gotta Gotta Kill,” to the straight-shootin’ jungle / breakcore rinse of “Grrly Jungle,” this is music to party and get down to. With previous releases on Tigerbeat6, Industrial Strength and Dross:tik, Belladonnakillz is ready to deliver this full length project, crafting a style that defies all labels, and engages broad audiences. When good girls go bad, they do it to Belladonnakillz.