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Kristian Jabs also known as Pessimist, a Bristolian Drum & Bass producer and one third of Ruffhouse, one of the vanguard groups of modern Drum and Bass music. Transcending that genre but maintaining a commitment to the dark and deep side of electronic music, Pessimist explores a new level of progression into minimalist techno-influenced sounds that defy classification.

The Bristol native saw his first release age eighteen and draws on his city’s rich musical heritage during production, touching on trip-hop, the big beat era, and modern techno.

Pessimist has played gigs throughout the UK and Europe, including Fabric, Cable & Corsica Studios. Releases have received heavy airplay on Radio 1, BBC 6 Music as well as on RINSE FM, where his group Ruffhouse were invited to broadcast a guest mix. Tracks have also received support from tastemakers such as Tom Ravenscroft and prominent contemporaries such as Loxy and Dbridge.

Pessimist's sound pairs vast low-end frequencies with esoteric sample-based electronic production and is set to create waves within the European electronic music scene.

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Pessimist Kristian Jabs, Bristol

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    Rupture LDN 005 Threshold - Sweat Rice // Acid ... at 4.21
    on June 23, 2014 11:05
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    Blocks & Escher @ Rupture, Corsica Studios 14.6.13 at 1.06
    on July 26, 2013 10:40

    fuckin rudeee

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    DOC SCOTT : FUTURE BEATS VOLUME 10 at 1.12.43
    on October 03, 2012 21:05

    @Fizzik: Yeah Pessimist & Understate - The Mantra

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    DOC SCOTT : FUTURE BEATS VOLUME 10 at 29.24
    on October 03, 2012 21:04

    @propah: Pessimist & Understate - Hypnosis

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    Pessimist live from Rupture - Corsica Studios 2... at 37.02
    on September 14, 2012 19:07

    @Subnotic: Pessimist & Understate - The Mantra :)

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    Pessimist - BOA - (Forthcoming Tech:Noir) at 1.44
    on June 14, 2012 21:51

    @Essentia.: Nah not yet mate, should be out sometime this summer though. Will update with a release date on the info section, so keep an eye out :)

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    CLR Podcast 170 - Rebekah at 3.35
    on May 31, 2012 19:25
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    Pessimist live from Rupture - Corsica Studios 2... at 32.14
    on April 14, 2012 16:51

    @vega-abstractions: yeah track is Ruffhouse - Classified mate :)

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    Pessimist live from Rupture - Corsica Studios 2... at 19.07
    on April 12, 2012 11:32

    @Fantastic Jungle Cat: breakage - untitled jungle [bassbin]

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    Pessimist live from Rupture - Corsica Studios 2... at 8.21
    on April 10, 2012 12:43
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    Codecast 01 - Mixed By Pessimist - [DOWNLOAD LI...
    on March 04, 2012 17:08

    @Pessimist:

    4. War - 7th Circle

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    Codecast 01 - Mixed By Pessimist - [DOWNLOAD LI...
    on February 06, 2012 17:51

    Tracklist

    1. ?????
    2. Loxy & Resound - Back Hole
    3. ?????
    4. War - Seventh Sun
    5. Loxy & Resound - Innervision
    6. Pessimist - BOA
    7. Pessimist - Abstract
    8. Loxy & Resound - Part Human
    9. J.Robinson - The Tribal Effect
    10. Escher - Late Snare
    11. ?????
    12. Kryptic Minds & Leon Switch - Minor Nine
    13. ?????
    14. ?????
    15. Pessimist & Arma - Canyon
    16. Clarity - Forensics
    17. Loxy & Resound - Thin Ice
    18. Loxy & Gremlinz - The Sith
    19. Spirit - Redial
    20. Pessimist - Zulu

    Sorry but some of the tunes have to remain unknown for now.

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    Narratives Music - Podcast 001 - LOXY
    on February 03, 2012 10:23

    big mix from the lox!

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    Codecast 01 - Mixed By Pessimist - [DOWNLOAD LI... at 23.29
    on January 20, 2012 16:02

    @Fizzik: out now on ingredients recipe book lp, cd, digi & vinyl

  • A Comment on Pessimist's
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    Codecast 01 - Mixed By Pessimist - [DOWNLOAD LI... at 0.57
    on January 19, 2012 21:21
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    Codecast 01 - Mixed By Pessimist - [DOWNLOAD LI...
    on January 19, 2012 20:57

    cheers for all the comments. much appreciated.

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    Jurassic Park at 2.15
    on January 19, 2012 19:35

    this drop is wicked lawrence

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    Abstractions Mix Vol. 24 by Clarity at 18.06
    on January 19, 2012 18:10

    sick mix. big up clarity & the abstractions ruffhouse crew

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    EXP at 1.34
    on January 19, 2012 16:57

    so sick man!

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    Codecast 01 - Mixed By Pessimist - [DOWNLOAD LI... at 0.57
    on January 18, 2012 18:33

    @Fizzik: unknown atm mate. will reveal in the near future!

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    Narratives Music 001 AAA) Escher - Cymbal Runne... at 1.54
    on January 06, 2012 16:54
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    whole thing is amazing! big up lox, resound & all at exit.

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    this is the one!

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    DOC SCOTT : FUTURE BEATS VOLUME 8 at 34.45
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    badboy tune

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    wicked mix !!!!

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