2017 year marks TEN YEARS OF INTEGRAL RECORDS and looking back upon the label’s incredible back catalogue, what a decade it has been for drum & bass music that we hold so close.
Initially set up as a passion project and a platform for showcasing future talent, the label has been consistently releasing cutting edge drum and bass since 2007. The ethos of the label has always been about quality control and finding those special vibes that no question capture heart and soul. Honing their unique musical language; selections are carefully handpicked by head honchos Artificial Intelligence and more recently in collaboration with label manager Emma G that fit with the forward thinking, original spirit we know as Integral.
Now 40-odd releases deep and renowned for breaking some of the most exciting artists on the roster today, the label also boasts signature classics from some of the scenes most prolific residents. Names include the likes of Lenzman, Lomax (one half of Loadstar), Alix Perez, Calibre, System, Zero T, Technicolour & Komatic (Technimatic), LSB, Steo, Dawn Wall, Mohican Sun, Phil Tangent, Satl and just recently, A.I. themselves.
Celebrating the seminal journey thus far, a double album will mark this very special occasion. Part One will showcase a selection of the finest from over the years in a chronological journey of the label’s sound (for digitial release.) A second curation will simultaneously launch across all formats of entirely new and most exclusive material to date, from residents A.I., Lenzman, Mohican Sun, Satl, Phil:osophy, Scar, Zero T, DRS and more.
Following a stellar Album Sampler, the full release will drop December 8th. Bag your limited edition vinyl art copy now.
**Confirmed PR so far includes UKF who are doing a big front page feature plus artist interviews talking about the past, present and future of the platform. Data Transmission will be releasing an exclusive promo A.I. mix leading up to the official album launch which sees Integral team up with Innersoul featuring one of the biggest liquid drum & bass line-ups of the year. Not to mention, a new line of Integral merch (T-shirts) to celebrate the landmark release. So far there have been multiple Radio 1 plays and with plenty more in the pipeline, this highly-anticipated album sees an exciting step in the label’s history with an exciting schedule to follow on next year.
PT. 1 PRESENT: FUTURE CLASSICS
1. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE – 1000 SOULS
2. PHIL TANGENT – ALL I WANT TO DO
3. ZERO T – TWO SUGARS
4. PHILTH & FACING JINX – HARD TO EXPLAIN
5. A.I. & LENZMAN – DROWNING
6. SATL – MIDNIGHT MOON
7. MOHICAN SUN – DEFIANCE
8. SILENCE GROOVE – PLATFORM FOUR
9. PHIL:OSOPHY – CLOUDS
10. ROY GREEN & PROTONE X THE INSIDERS FT. DRS – MANOUEVRE
11. SURVIVAL – SILENCE KILLS
12. SCAR & PHILTH – HURT ME
13. SATL & SUBMORPHICS – LAST GOODBYE
14. DAWN WALL – LEMON DOGS
PT 2. PAST: HISTORY SESSION
ALIX PEREZ & ZERO T – DANGEROUS LIAISON
LENZMAN – EVER SO SLIGHTLY
CALIBRE FT. DRS – BE THERE
ZERO T – REFUSAL FT. STEO (CALIBRE REMIX)
LENZMAN & REDEYES – THIEVES IN THE NIGHT
EVESON – GET YOUR SWERVE ON
DKAY & INTOXICATED – THINNER EDGE
COMMAND STRANGE – MR LONELY
TECHNIMATIC & LSB – ROTARY MOTION
PHIL TANGENT – RINJANI
PENNYGILES & SEVIN – I’M SORRY
DAWN WALL – SIMPLE MIND
MOHICAN SUN – WHERE DID YOU GO
DAWN WALL – SPEARS
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE – NOBODY