Bionik – Spread My Wings

Bionik – Spread My Wings

MalLabel is dipping once again into the league of masters as Bionik returns with ‘Animated’, one of his most intriguing and refined releases to date.

Known for his technical wizardry, Bionik’s multi-instrumental aptitude has found him alongside some of the 20th and 21st century’s most legendary producers, and catapulted his music through blockbuster movies, chart topping releases and absolutely unbelievable dancefloors.

‘Animated’ is decidedly unexpected; circus-esque toy sounds sashay into wompy, big room explosions of sound. Like a story of forgotten dystopian toys come to life just in time to get freaky at an underground party, this EP is an intoxicating delight. Bionik has an insatiable knack for mixing familiar elements into something that lands wildly fresh, yet comfortably familiar. Each track is complex, fascinating and distinct from the next, yet smoothly weaving into an overarching joyful narrative. Expect shoulder clicking, head-nodding synths, juicy low depths and surprising samples that rope you in and leave you hitting repeat, repeat, repeat. By the time Bionik takes us through ‘Dub Whys’ mid EP, we’re swimming in classic dub riddims with dancehall underlays, gazing back at the quirky horizon where we once began.

They say experts make it look easy, and the blood sweat and tears Bionik has put in over his career translate into effortless ability with ‘Animated’. Wildly accessible yet varied enough for the most discerning ears, this is a legendary drop from a legend.

BIONIK
@stefonbioniktaylor
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Prismada – Pollex

Prismada – Pollex

MalLabel Music is elated to be hosting Prismada’s ‘Deformata’; and taste the space where beauty blends with junglist heaven.

Brethren to many of MalLabel’s heaviest hitters, Prismada is a relatively new project for the storied producer. Having shared the stage with the likes of Liquid Stranger, Esseks, Stylust beats, Manic Focus & Quixotic, Prisamada is now packing venues with his namesake alone. Mastering the often elusive skill of high quality, technical production with an uncanny ability to read the room, Prismada is becoming akin to an explosion; every action sending pulsewaves into the scene that ripple outward and onwards.

To speak of ‘Deformata’ is to paint a picture of future, a trait Prismada shares with so many MalLabel artists. The EP opens with technique that exemplifies a transition between scenes; a fusion between genres. In an era where so many ‘push play’ artists have forgotten those who came before, it’s clear Prismada has done his research and paid his dues. As the album reaches the middle section, the listener is awash in advanced drum and bass patterning that waxes reminiscent of the early scene in England, yet future focuses with curiosity igniting chirps, waves and gaps. Rhythmatic, delicious and delirious, ‘Deformata’ is girthy and long enough to sink one’s teeth into, a welcome addition to any afficindaos library.

Meeting the needs of those with highly informed taste and satisfying the dancefloor urges of culture heads, ‘Deformata’ is a standout release.

Artwork by DELTAnine
Mastering by Chris Cox

PRISMADA
@theoneprismada
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Psyntimental – Beginning To Process

Psyntimental – Beginning To Process

MalLabel Music is kickstarting a new vision of the future this week, as Psyntimental makes a exultant
return with ‘Computer Based Science’.

A duo with a robust and well rounded history, the Michigan based producers have tapped into the tipping point of underground bass with a sound that is multi-faceted, innovative and distinctively clean. Psyntimental surpasses the ceiling that can divide west and east coast sounds.

‘Computer Based Science’ is reined intelligence, brilliant design and dirty, dirty late night memories all rolled into one. A third future bass, a third technical prowess and a third make-you-shake-it- late-night magic. ‘Computer Based Science’ becomes especially interesting after ‘!ll Sh!t’ and showcases a subtle sense of lessons learned through Psyntimental’s lifespan as artists; varied, stratified and luminous.

‘Computer Based Science’ is resplendently dank, stunningly sick and a perfect fusion of deep dirty dancefloors and technical production. The best music of today is multi-purpose; fitting just as seamlessly into a focused creation sesion as it does a writhing dance floor, and Psyntimental has created the secret in your back pocket for any worthy situation you find yourself in this autumn.

Artwork by Glassco
Mastering by Bass Science

PSYNTIMENTAL
@Psyntimental
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PhLo – The Pharoah Step

PhLo – The Pharoah Step

MalLabel Music is hyped to be heading into the frosty foray with PhLo’s label debut Tabula Rasa, a multidimensional journey into the ambient bass bins of tomorrow.

A multi-disciplinary artist, PhLo has created a cult following from his one-of-a-kind jewelry designs; enigmatic, crystal clear and speaking directly to the underground.His music clearly follows suit. Having shared the stage with Schlump & Conrank, phLo is determined, connected and stedfastly designing a stage and sound career as luminous as his jewelry designs.

Tabula Rasa sings with Colorado sound, reminiscent of dusty dancefloors and sunrise sets of wild eyed realization. A true love for the craft resounds through each track, as twinkling ominence segways into crunchy glitches, illuminating keys and a just-dirty-enough undertow to make you curious for whatever is destined to come next. The EP moves through a series of understated emotions; each track has a subdued and spacey feel, yet still rips through with a distinctly humane touch. This is a modern day hero’s journey on wobble; sometimes thrusting forward, sometimes lingering in one place but always pressing forward into an unseeable future, with dank as a guide.

If you’re looking for the next bastion of the truest underground of electronic music, one cascading over the mountains and into the ears of the most discerning bass heads, PhLo might just be it.

Artwork by Cory Martinez
Mastering by Chris Cox

PHLO
@phlo-3
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HDrizzle – Their Realm

HDrizzle – Their Realm

From the depths of the frozen north, HDrizzle is cruising into the season of darkness with a fresh three hitter of glitch infused bass house to take us deep into the witching hour. Cutting his teeth on the Canadian underground circuit for the past few years, HDrizzle has featured on SubFM, collaborated with SubSound and Euphoric to name a few.

With a sound that is undeniably bass house infused with wobble, glitchy and low end treats, HDrizzle’s’ music is evocative of the best aspects of bass music as it moves into the future, deep, dirty dancefloor bangers that are exquisitely well produced.

If HDrizzle is any indicator of the dankness emerging from Alberta, we’ll want to keep our eyes on Canadian bass for years to come.

Artwork by DELTAnine
Mastering by Killmidi

HDRIZZLE
@hdrizzlesmuzik
www.facebook.com/HDrizzlesMuzik

Wubson – Sonneillon

Wubson – Sonneillon

MalLabel Music is summoning the dark spirits of filthy AF bass, just in time for Halloween. Wubson’s return to the label is dark, demonic and a study of womp in all the right ways.

The Boston based producer has had an incredible year, from his epic ‘Fish Gotta Swim’ release on MalLabel earlier in 2018 to a slew of packed shows and being hand selected for the mammoth official J.French OGB remixes, Wubson shows no sign of slowing. Ever devoted to carving out his unique niche, the producer has become synonymous with exploring the dark side of the human psyche and catalyzing his music to get him through.

‘Demonology’ is as to be expected, a deep and thematic release. Paired with a sequence of videos that explore the battle between good and evil in a classic hollywood sense, this EP deserves a repeat play (or 6) to really glean the full scope of the science behind the sound. ‘Demonology’ also reads like a DJ’s winter 2019 dream; heavy womps, quick pacing glitches, wicked footwork and creative use of horns, snares and vocal samples make this a secret weapon for those dedicated to exacting the new sounds for live shows.

Make sure your system is up to the challenge before testing out ‘Demonology’, it will most certainly rattle your bass bins and has a high potential of stealing your soul.

Artwork by Glassco
Mastering by Chris Cox

WUBSON
@wubsonofficial
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Aversive – Test You ft Bvitae

Aversive – Test You ft Bvitae

THE NEPTUNE PROJECT EP: smarturl.it/AversiveNeptune

MalLabel Music is elated to be welcoming back one of our favourite high end, intelligent producers Aversive with another beautiful expedition of trip hop glory.

Long creating magic in her studio in the misty mountains of British Columbia, a lack of distraction clearly plays to her benefit as she has churned out 12 releases over 3 years, with The Neptune Project being one of the most refined and cerebral productions yet. The decision to pair with another Canadian gem Bvitae has elevated Aversive’s sound to a new range of symphonic mastery.

‘The Neptune Project’ is in essence, a breath of absolute fresh air. Orchestral horns, chilled out snares and soothing, feminine vocals weave through a sultry and mature lounge of modern kaleidoscopic jazz. The EP is decidedly smooth and extremely well produced, a meeting of time and place. How can a sound establish itself at once at the absolute forefront of the west coast’s future scene and in smokey east coast venues of 1990’s Massive Attack mayhem? Aversive and Bvitae have managed to break through to quantum experimental levels that feel familiar and yet so incredibly new.

Goodbye bro-step, later big-room bass; there’s a new movement of gentle, refined electronica arriving and Aversive and Bvitae are sensuously leading the revolution.

Mastering by Chris Cox

AVERSIVE
@aversive
facebook.com/Aversive/

ZeroGravity – Cathedral Square

ZeroGravity – Cathedral Square

MalLabel Music is thrilled to be welcoming back Zero Gravity, one of our most prolific and skilled producers with the finale of an incredible series with ‘ Last Quarter’.

Hailing from Wisconsin, Zero Gravity is a project that prides itself on true creativity, never bowing to trends or what big sound system and the corporate EDM monsters are hungry for. This dedication has hardly hindered his success, as his free range Ableton sets spread like wildfire around the web and the Midwest.

If an alien crash landed in an urban center, received an immediate download of the past 20 years of beatmaking and transported his skills back to his home planet, ‘Last Quarter’ would be the soundscape created. Equally robotic and hyphy, interstellar and down to earth grimy, ‘Last Quarter’ is a meeting of worlds. The EP impresses as incredibly intelligent and well conceived, as technical clicks, synths and snares create an immersive sonic experience that truly transports.

Perhaps most impressive is Zero Gravity’s ability to stay true to vision and augment his sound without ever deviating from the edges of hyperspace, innovative bass music and chirpy, otherworldly wonder.

Artwork by Jeegan
Mastering by Chris Cox

ZEROGRAVITY
@zerogravitymusicmke
facebook.com/zerogravitymusicmke

KNGSPRNGS – Obnoxious Ft Cy Kosis

KNGSPRNGS – Obnoxious Ft Cy Kosis

MalLabel Music is hosting the long awaited label debut of the West Coast’s premiere dancer/DJ KNGSPRNGS with the subtle and carefully constructed #DOE.

His career in dance and music has taken him from sweltering studios in Texas to the stages of Coachella, LIB, Bass Coast and Shambhala, finally landimng him in L.A where #DOE was conceptualized. SPRNGS hustles daily in DTLA to introduce the EDM world to a producer who choreographs innovative, cutting edge dance performances to his original beats.

#DOE, or Diversity Over Everything is strong, dark invitation. Distinctively west-coast, the entire EP has an eerie, tenacious feel that’s as hard to put your finger on as it is to put down. KNGSPRNGS weaves symphonic synths, glitchy undertones and arpeggiating drum patterns to paint the soundscape of grit and perseverance that surrounded the artist as he journeyed through the highs and perilous lows of a life lived exclusively for one’s own vision.

Each track paired with inspired, well done dance videos that illuminate KNGSPRNGS nefarious intention to create the first Lemonade of EDM culture. Letting your eyes or ears wander from this one would be a grievous mistake.

Artwork by DELTAnine
Mastering by Chris Cox

KNGSPRNGS
facebook.com/KNGSPRNGS/
@kngsprngsmusic

Glass Cannon – It Aint Today

Glass Cannon – It Aint Today

MalLabel Music is proud to be welcoming back Texas’s premiere fusion innovators with a triumphant return as ‘The Land Of Echo’ stretches sound and conception barriers.

Glass Cannon’s release ‘First Expanse’ was a juggernaut on MalLabel this spring and the trio’s innovation and technical prowess has layered upon itself for an incredible journey through the possibilities of collaboration and experimentation.

‘The Land Of Echo’ is a delightful surprise: otherworldly eastern elements surge into hella inspirational hip-hop and twist round into antiquing carnival-esque soundscapes. Yep, it happens. It’s better than could ever be expected. Features by APOTH, Father Figure and Knight of Water lend each track such incredible diversity onto itself that the EP leaves the listener jaw dropped and drooling. With a subtle and enduring strength, Glass Cannon hypnotizes, galvanizes, and echos the human experience together with jazzy mastery.

Truly original, impossible to put in a corner and doggedly reinventive, ‘The Land of Echo’ is a profound release from musical shapeshifters. You have definitely not heard the last of Glass Cannon.

Artwok by Jeegan

GLASS CANNON
@glasscannon
facebook.com/GlassCannonOfficial

Secret Recipe – Affirmative

Secret Recipe – Affirmative

MalLabel Music presents another high class, low-end triumph of sound as Secret Recipe returns from an incredible summer of live shows, leading us into autumn with ‘False Positives’.

Infamous as the founder of Oakland’s premiere weekly subculture standard ‘Wormhole Wednesday’, Secret Recipe has established himself as a respected tastemaker in West Coast Bass; supportive of new sounds, new thoughts and new artists.

‘False Positives’ is reflective of the growth of an artist and the Bay Area scene he’s diligently nourished around him. Moving from girthy, wobbly low end, seriously danceable waves, glitches and spaced out future dub to the center of a future pacing dancefloor, this is dynamic craftsmanship in motion. Think what a bass head pioneer would create if they woke up in an unfamiliar yet tantalizing future.

Truly overflowing with sample worthy section and dancefloor destructive beats, familiarizing yourself with ‘False Positives’ now will be a wise choice, for whatever the future holds.

Artwork by Tiger Fresh
Mastering by Saif Bari

SECRET RECIPE
@secretrecipemusic
facebook.com/secretrecipemusic

Narkatta – Intent

Narkatta – Intent

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MalLabel Music is placing the spotlight on a crucial and challenging conversation this week, as Narkatta’s ‘Ibogaine’ drops as a rallying cry for a evolved and just approach to addiction recovery.

Pulsing from Los Angeles via New York, Narkatta is no stranger to the scene. His creative process is fueled by a desire to provide the ecstatic soundtrack to life’s peak moments. His mission? It runs much, much deeper than the music. Narkatta is steadfast on getting Ibogaine, (the West Central African herb that boasts a scientifically proven 50-80% success rate of preventing relapse in opiate users) decriminalized in the United States.

‘Ibogaine’ is directly inspired by Narkatta’s time spent as a documentary filmmaker at an underground Ibogaine clinic in Mexico. The EP a beacon of hope, a translation of the journey of healing. As far as beats, he stays true to form with sexy, long basslines, crystal clear production, emotive horn work and mumba elements. This is music with purpose: sultry, global and essential.

From illuminating dancefloors to lobbying the DEA, Narkatta is showing us all the medicine so desperately needed now; catalyzing real and tangible change through art. It’s more than time.

NARKATTA
@narkatta
facebook.com/djnarkatta/

 

Blaze Luminous – Descension

Blaze Luminous – Descension

MalLabel Music takes a great leap towards a refined and intelligent future this week as St.Louis, Missouri’s Blaze Luminous returns to the decks in a feat of mighty and diligent beauty.

A hip-hop electronica fusion producer with jazz, gospel, funk and future influences, Blaze has clearly been putting in some serious work on his sound since his last MalLabel release. Descension is a pure and refined work of art; drawing the finest lines and procuring the deepest dives.

If the truest definition of an artist is an ability to break the rules to birth something entirely new, than Blaze Luminous is a creator in the truest sense of the word. Descension is a poetic contradiction, sensual yet gritty, beautiful yet jarring, enticing and terrifying. Glitchy, dynamic and evolving, the journey through slashed up samples, synths, drum patterning and emotive layering is a powerful one.

To profoundly express oneself through one’s creations is perhaps the greatest challenge artist undertake, and Blaze Luminous has spoken sonic truth with this one. Take it in heavy doses, again and again and again.

Mastering by Chris Cox

BLAZE LUMINOUS
@blazeluminous
facebook.com/BlazeLuminousMusic

Taco Truck – Alpha Girl

Taco Truck – Alpha Girl

 

MalLabel Music is serving it up piping hot and fresh this week, as Denver, Colorado’s Taco Truck slathers the bass in hot sauce and delivers ‘Flour Power’.

Taco Truck is a passion fueled project through and through. With tounge-in-cheek humour behind the brand and serious skills behind the decks, this MalLabel debut is bound to become an instant darling among producers and fans alike.

Taco Truck is dripping with booms & claps, snaps and genre bridging gaps. Smattered with sassy samples ‘Flour Power’ takes low end sentiments and weaves them through footwork, DNB and even a scattering of light house before dropping us off in a classic, glitchy, grimey and deliciously deep place. His ability to weave in highly technical patterning with quirky, girthy drops shows a skill set not to be underestimated.

Taco Truck takes some big, risky bites with ‘Flour Power’ and the result is f’ing delicious. Letting the creator speak for himself, “Like a perfect mountain of street meat, we enjoy songs that are both playful and gritty.”

Artwork by Glassco
Mastering by Chris Cox

TACO TRUCK
@tacotrucksound
facebook.com/tacotrucksound/

 

Intersect – Bang Bang

Intersect – Bang Bang

MalLabel Music is thrilled to be welcoming an exciting new duo from British Columbia to the fold! Intersect is here to expand your mind and musical horizons with their Vibe Setter LP, a 10-track hybrid excursion through halftime bass and futuristic beats.

Based in Nelson, Rahj Levinson and Scott Milne met while performing in the seminal BC band Wassabi Collective. Discovering a shared love of electronic music, they hit the studio to craft a unique and fully realized sound – establishing the new project over two strong releases, leading to performances at taste-making festivals like Shambhala and Bass Coast, and alongside innovators like Dimond Saints, Eprom, and Sam Binga.

Vibe Setter embodies a deep optimism of things to come, while also acknowledging a dark foretelling of our collective futures. As heavy as that may sound, there is a pervasive atmosphere of melodious quirkiness throughout the LP, rooted in a desire to push the envelope with unpredictable syncopation, innovative synth-work, crafty vocal samples and punishing low-end. While this release moves between many subgenres such as dubstep, trap, halftime, hip hop and everything in between – it remains cohesive by consistently exemplifying a superlative approach to sound design that only Intersect can achieve.. Push up the grime!

Artwork by Jesse Stasiuk
Mastering by Chris Cox

INTERSECT
@intersect-music
facebook.com/IntersectNelson