Young Guilford-based drum & bass producer Hyroglifics found his passion for electronic music at the age of 16 upon hearing the Fabriclive 46 mix by LTJ Bukem, which included artists such as Syncopix and Eveson to name a few. After becoming hooked on the sound of D&B and eventually diversifying into other genres he then started trying to make his own brand of futuristic and forward-thinking drum & bass. We proudly present to you 'Tape Marauders' backed with 'Undercurrent', his first release on Regal Records.
'Tape Marauders' sets of the release with a dangerously minimal yet energetic two stepping roller. Keeping it classy and simple, the almost lack of sound effects and vocals carries the weight of the sub-bass and makes this a must on the more serious drum & bass dancefloors.
Accompanied by 'Undercurrent' on the flip side, we're fooled into thinking we've got something easier in our hands. Don't let the atmospheric, almost ephemeral strings fool you, we are invited to dark and cinematic soundscapes. The almost eerie spatial awareness combined with sharp snares and yet another subterranean bassline align this young producer with the biggest names in the darker drum & bass game.
Hyroglifics has been gaining support from a wide range of producers in drum and bass such as Amoss, Gerra & Stone, Clarity, Fathom Audio, Meth, Overlook and Philth amongst others, as well as having tracks featured in January's Hospital democast, Fathom Audio's show on Kane FM and the recent Horizons podcast. With releases lined up in coming months things are looking on the up for Hyroglifics - with such new talent emerging, the future of drum & bass is looking very good indeed.
Off the back off the well received 'Crown Jewels EP' Regal are back with their second EP release of 2012. Introducing Ad Gannon, a 21-year-old producer from South East London, making a drum & bass debut on Regal Records, specialising in only the best and most promising young talent in the scene.
REG007 kicks off with the title track 'Sentient' which keeps it rough from the start. Not for the lightweights, the build-up delivers what it promises. With a dirty bassline and techno-infused effects, this monster of a tune is in the twilight zone between drum & bass and drumstep, flaunting the production genius of Ad Gannon. Keeping the hopes high, 'Black Light' delivers a slightly more lighthearted dance anthem, with equally much sound swagger. With influences in early 2000s drum & bass, this tune is jazzy and captivating, luring us into a certain dance-induced euphoric haze. Absolutely sublime.
Third in store we have 'Bad Trip'. There is a lot going on in this fast-paced roller, yet the simplicity of the top melody makes it catchy and undeniably suitable for dance floors. It is impossible to ignore the energy, better just give in and let the music take you on its own trip. To round off the EP 'Space Snake' is an eclectic mix of a hint of hardcore influence, industrial basslines, slowed down broken beats and psychedelic use of vocals, culminating in another serious roller.
This release is nothing but a proof of a serious young talent, that is Ad Gannon. Already getting recognition and DJ support from the likes of Andy C, Cyantific, DC Breaks, Bailey, to name a few. Watch this space for more promising talent brought to you by Regal Records.