Following the formula set out with the first EP released last year that brought into focus namessuch as Trilo, Subtension, Minor Rain & Klax. The Compound series continues its commitment to discover and showcase the most exciting new d&b producers in the scene today with the arrival of volume two.
Tweaking the freedom of the digital platform slightly from the first instalment to allow us to focus on 2 new artists and explore differing aspects of their productions.
Stepping up to the plate first we have the Italian powerhouse - Disprove. No stranger to Hardware, having already debuted his production skills with the collaborative track - Bad Body on Maztek’s 3.0 album late last year. We were keen to see what else Disprove had been working on and these two cuts were quickly snapped up. First off is Wardrive. A lumbering chunk of offbeat dance floor funk, executed with razor sharp accuracy. Bass line progression underpinned by sparse and bashy drums this one can transgress a multitude of d&b sub genres.
Renegade Hardware are proud to announce the first solo single by new signing Trilo. Having been introduced earlier this year via the Compound One EP and follow up feature on the the collaborative Multiverse EP, his first solo release for the institution comes in the form of three tracks: Enterprise, Prozac and Baracks.
Combining dark atmospherics with, ripping, deformed and ultimately brutally effective bassline science, with punchy, dancefloor ready drums, Trilo - who has previously appeared on notable labels such as Disturbed, Citrus, Syndrome Audio, Fokus and more – is a producer that is set to take dark atmospheric rolling DnB to the next level.
Trilo utilises production techniques from outside of drum and bass; the ambient builds of abstract electronica, the bassline craft of neurofunk and dubstep on top of electro synth lines and a classical music approach to both melody and harmony singling this talented producer out as one to watch and a sonic auteur par excellence.
Renegade Hardware Presents: Compound One. The first installment of a new digital series which will focus on exposing new and emerging artists. Expect exciting discoveries from this new platform. The next generation of future thinking producers will be found here.
For the first installment, Compound One introduces 4 new artists to the Hardware fold. Trilo (Slovakia), Klax (UK), Subtension and MC Nuklear (Slovakia/UK) and Minor Rain (Slovakia).
Retaining the trademark Hardware edge but twisting it a touch deeper these first 4 tracks showcase some amazing new talent with very bright futures.
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Exclusive Bundle: Limited edition. Includes Vinyl EP, digital EP, Maztek logo tshirt, 3 x Maztek stickers plus artwork wallpapers.
This offer is only available from the Renegade Hardware store.
Released: 2nd December 2013 Formats: 2x12" Vinyl / Digital Download
Over the last 18 months Maztek's tracks have become a staple in an ever-expanding diverse selection of DJ sets. Known for his skilfully crafted dancefloor orientated drum and bass, Maztek's productions wreak havoc not only across club land, but also across the charts every time they are released.
For his debut solo EP on Hardware, Maztek has dug deep and produced arguably his most devastating work to date.
Exclusive Bundle available only from the Renegade Hardware store includes the bonus track 'Illumination", producer sample pack by Cern, plus artwork wallpapers. (Click link above to purchase)
From his origins in Auckland to his adopted home in London, Cern is at the heart of the drum & bass scene. He has assured his place in the music's upper firmament with more than a half-decade of releases behind him, on labels as critically and popularly acclaimed as Project 51, Dispatch and Commercial Suicide.
His dark, electronic and futuristic style has won plaudits from across the scene, and beyond, and now he is stepping his game up once again with a new release on Renegade Hardware. Get ready to take a trip on board Nostromo.
This track "Illumination" is available for free download - head over to Cern's facebook page to access your free copy here:
The Nostromo EP is, put simply, essential Hardware listening, for lovers of good music, no matter the genre or style.