Break is back with yet another crisp production… Twisting, growling and pulsing its way through our speakers is ‘In the Clouds’, just one of the seminal tracks featured on Critical’s 100th release. Stop what you’re doing and press play…
The landmark ‘Fifteen Years Of Underground Sonics’ LP spans the broad spectrum of D&B the imprint are renowned for, and is truly a testament to why they’ve remained at the forefront of the scene for so long. Forward-thinking music, no comprises. In Kasra’s own words:
“Over the past 15 years the label I started as a hobby, as a way to involve myself in drum and bass, has taken over my life. I’m so lucky to have worked with such incredible artists, have them realise their creativity, and travelled all over the world spreading the sound I love.
I deliberated for a long time over what type of record we should put together to celebrate reaching both our 15th birthday and 100th release. I like to think of us as a label that looks forward, that focuses on what the future holds, and on how to make statements without sacrificing our core ideals, to release exciting music centred around the 170bpm tempo. So with this in mind, I wanted the LP to be about where the label is now and where it’s going, a snapshot of the music that represents the Critical sound by core label acts and some choice friends.
This album is an insight into Critical Music in 2017 and a thank you to all who have been involved in any way over the past 15 years.”
Here’s to another 15 years and beyond…
15 Years of Underground Sonics is due for release on the 26th of May. Pre-order here.