Behind The Mechanism/Various Artists * Odyssey Collective * out 5th October 2013 * 27 Super Drum and Bass Tracks. Available soon at all major download sites.
Track:1 Trajectory By Aural Imbalance. Track:2 There In The Distance By Blok One. Track:3 Morality Check By Dilemma. Track:4 Venom By HumaNature. Track:5 Forever You by Illusions. Track:6 Cold Rush By InnaSelf. Track:7 Bliss By Jrumhand. Track:8 Liquid Burn By Juttla. Track:9 1 Step Closer By Kesar. Track:10 Someone's Waiting By Khemikal. Track:11 Constellations By KurruptData. Track:12 Before The Storm By Kytel. Track:13 Galaxies Away By Lullus. Track:14 Maybe One Day By Mykon. Track:15 Steady Stream By Mr Moon. Track:16 Focus By Narkotix. Track:17 Orbital Decay By Okee & Psko Konceptor. Track:18 Over The Iridium Seas They Fly By Parhelia. Track:19 Prowler By Pariah. Track:20 Firin At Headz By Pri Jungle. Track:21 Summer Shuffle By Raffski. Track:22 Hope By Rhythm Tek. Track:23 So Tired By Sanz. Track:24 Servitude By Scartip. Track:25 Underwater Blues By Tidal. Track:26 Morley By Vel Curve. Track:27 So Good By Vigorous.
Simon Huxtable started producing music in 1997 under the pseudonym Inervations. Simon is renowned for his atmospheric style of production which focused more on soundscapes and atmospheres rather than much of the hard edged sound of drum and bass. Having been given exposure under the wing of Cadence Recordings he has released a string of hits on various labels including Nu-Directions, True Intent, Deep Space Recordings and 720 with support from Sahsa, John Digweed and Nick Warren along the way. Simon also made several djing appearances at UK music events such as Glastonbury Festival and The Glade festival. The future sees Simon working on expanding his discography, to include albums, EP's, singles and additional remix work with a forthcoming EP on Odyssey Recordings.
Rodrigo Alvarez Hernandez AKA Blok One, With the skills of mastery for self-expression since 2003. Bloke One is a Mexican Producer and his music packs more punch than a jug of fresh Margherita, yet, one feels fully refreshed and energised by the spiritual energy generated by his sound.
Rodrigo has collaborated with many of the deep dnb greats such as: Eblue, Bassflo, Aural Imbalance, Tidal , Okee, Dfender & the vocalist Martha. Rodrigo has been operating all his projects solo and is also the co-founder of Soulridaz recordings. With a current release on Odyssey Recordings entitled Mr Green Make no mistake, Rodrigo is a force to be watched with more forthcoming material and his music will leave a deep impression in your mind, body and soul.
Sheldon Peck AKA Dilemma Originally a drummer but can also play the guitar, piano, and the triangle. He started producing around 3 years ago, but developed his style once signed to Odyssey Recordings. His influences are pretty much anything and everything from ska to reggae and punk before coming across Drum and Bass. Classical music has wormed its way into his style especially the piano sound of ludvico einardi. Having collaborated with IonX on his massive Reflections EP, forthcoming in 2014 we welcome a new EP ‘Inner Demons’ . “I hope to continue making music for a long time, it's a real buzz, and it's always interesting to try new things outside of drum and bass.”
For Andre Soares, from Portugal via Pennsylvania USA, Music has always been more than just sounds. After discovering electronic music he dug deeper and deeper until he found drum and bass. Completely self-taught and self-driven this is where he is today. Having debuted on Odyssey Recordings with his poignant EP Northern Lights his talent has gained praise from the biggest in the scene having his work signed to the likes of Good Looking Records and Soul Deep Recordings. He continues to expand and build his talent and is a name for the future and returning to release music on his home label, Odyssey Recordings, in 2014.
Fresh on the scene for 2013, James Singleton from a small town called March in Cambridgeshire, has only begun his career as a producer with his debut release on Odyssey Recordings. He has always been interested in music from an early age, but it wasn't until his mid-teen years that He discovered drum and bass fully, since then he has been hooked. James is influenced by various style of dance music including Drum and Bass, Dubstep, Garage, Hip Hop and House providing a fresh sound for the future… “I hope to continue making music for a long time, it's a real buzz, and it's always interesting to try new things outside of drum and bass.” Look out for forthcoming release on Odyssey Recordings in 2014.
Originating from Wolverhampton UK Musician and Producer Duncan Corinaldi better known as ‘InnaSelf’ is confidently creating a unique likeable sound within the musical/liquid genre of drum & bass. While growing up he was surrounded by a variety of tastes in music the influence of an older brother who played in various bands and owned a small project studio which triggered a major interest in music creation and production. Through listening critically to underground dance music this was the beginning of a young producer in the making. Coming from this musical background and knowledge a direct path was then taken that lead into the circles of club dj then music arrangement & Production. The musical flavour of ‘InnaSelf’ has been described as contemplative, innovative & spiritual, incorporating touches of soul & rare groove. ‘InnaSelf’ aims to create music that can capture the imagination of the listener, by taking the mind on a musical mystical journey! With plans to develop further through the live medium also, there is no end to what new sound may be further unleashed to the masses by the artist ‘InnaSelf’. Look out for his debut release on Odyssey Recordings, ‘Signs,’ due for release in the winter 2013.
Hailing from North London, and now residing in Kent, Jrumhand has been contributing his productions to the drum and bass genre since 2007. He says: “I compose music primarily for my own pleasure; the creative process of constructing and refining a piece of music is what I enjoy the most. I endeavour to lead the listener on a journey and aim to move them in some way.” Now he is getting DJ support from the very people who influenced him; buying their every release, such as PFM, LTJ Bukem and Nookie. With forthcoming releases already signed to Good Looking Records, V Recordings, Storejam, Odyssey Recordings, Soul Flex and Phuzion Records, Jrumhand is looking forward to the future…
Midlands based producer, remixer and deejay Juttla started producing Drum and Bass in the early nineties. Releasing independently he gained a spot on Aphrodite’s ‘Full Force’ mix CD. Later saw the birth of his label Eastern Pressure Records as an outlet for his production as well as like-minded music makers. Juttla has many releases and collaborated with hip hop label Wolftown to release ‘Bass, Kicks, Snares, Spits’ a superb collection of official remixes for 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G, Rass Kass, Freeway, Hard Kaur, Saigon, Inspectah Deck from Wu-Tang Clan, JT The Bigga Figga, Pitbull, Slim Thug and many more. Juttla has received wide support from BBC Radio1, BBC Asian Network and Galaxy FM. He is also a very well-respected DJ playing all over the UK and has supported Asian Dub Foundation. Juttla has a unique style, a unique sound and is a consistent musician who injects originality, diverseness and fresh ideas into a somewhat saturated market place. Who knows what the future holds for Juttla, but one thing is for certain, there’s no chance of him slowing down any time soon and with forthcoming releases on Odyssey Recordings the journey continues.
Kesa is fully formed and in full command of his craft as a Music Producer/Composer/Musician. His Music is captivating and soulful introducing the arrival of a gifted and significant talent, one whose
Music feels familiar in the best possible way, while striking out on its own territory.
The development of his unique style is the result of a lifetime of diverse musical influences. Growing up in a multicultural society meant that Kesa was always surrounded by different forms of music
Which exposed him to a wealth of different sounds as a child, all of which influence his soul-tinged sound which resonates with all whom listen to his Music. An advocate and senior member within Odyssey Recordings we are proud to have more releases from him in 2014.
" Music is my melody of life " Kesa.
Joe Coghill, born in Worcester, grew up listening to Punk, Metal, Reggae, Ska. Having experienced drum and bass music his passion to make this style of music lead to a course at Worcester University called 'Urban and Electronic music production'. This greatly fuelled his passion and ability to make music and provided a much clearer insight into the structure of the music industry. His technique has since grown and has continued to learn new skills and gained valuable knowledge of music. Look out for releases from Khemikal on Rogue Beatz, Black Seeds, In Da Jungle and of course Odyssey Recordings forthcoming in 2014.
KurruptDATA AKA James Sumption is originally from Yeovil. He’s been djing and writing music for over 15 years, but in the last five years he has really started to take it seriously. With a string of releases across five separate independent labels spanning the full spectrum of drum & bass you could say KurruptDATA is definitely on a roll. He recently hung up his headphones so he can solely concentrate on his production. "I don’t like to be pigeon holed under one style" he says "for me it’s all about the beats. Whatever beat i feel like making at the time, shapes the track I’m about to make"
Kytel is the alias of Carl Graham, who is originally from Newcastle Upon Tyne, but has been living in Birmingham for the last 18 years. Here he started to take his DJ'ing and music production more serious and met Tidal discovering they had the same vision of pushing atmospheric Drum & Bass in the Midlands to a wider audience. After this chance meeting they hooked up with more like minded people and formed the Central Projection crew. Kytel got the chance to play at the Progression Sessions in 2004 alongside LTJ Bukem and was also a guest many times on Tidal's and Jay Le Roc's Drum & Bass show on New style Radio, which gave him the opportunity to air some of his earlier tracks. This lead to getting positive feedback and support from various producers, such as ASC, Blame, Future Engineers, Pariah and Nookie to name a few. Kytel has released music on various labels such as Advection Music, Covert Operations, Camino Blue and Strictly Digital and has music forthcoming on Odyssey Recordings,
Boyan Zafirov says "The Mountains have been my main source of inspiration since 3 years of age. I've been discovering high mountain terrains all my life and being fascinated by the atmosphere up there. In 2007 I discovered that I can express this amazement through music. My music represents the simple climb of a peak as the path is going higher and the sound deeper to explore and find new source of inspiration and knowledge." Enough said, look out for forthcoming releases on Odyssey Recordings 2014.
Music has been a passion from a young age being brought up on classical orchestral music and learning the art of music through playing the violin from the age of 5. This naturally evolved in to the sound you hear today whilst studying music technology and growing up around some of the finest drum and bass and electronic music clubs of our time. The deep melodies and driving rhythms still resonate in his production and sets to this day. Debuting on Odyssey Recordings he is also the mind behind the curation and management of the organisation in partnership with founder Narkotix. A talented DJ also, he has played across the UK and featured as a guest DJ on Sappo’s BBC Radio 1xtra’s DnB Show as well as youth radio and being chose to perform alongside industry leaders Big Bug, Utah Jazz, MC Conrad, Nicky Blackmarket, Grooverider, Kenny Ken, Nasha Records and Juttla. The future is bright for Mr Moon with forthcoming releases with Odyssey Recordings in 2014 and further growing and strengthening the organisation.
Mykon is an electronic music producer born and raised in Walton-on-Thames, England. Brought up in a musical family and always around instruments; learning the guitar from age 11. Playing in live bands he discovered drum and bass in his late teens, it took a while to grow on him but it wasn't until he experienced the culture at various nightclubs in London that he became hooked. In 2007, he began to produce his own sounds and djing on local radio shows and eventually in the club 'Fluid' as part of the Different Drumz collective. Meanwhile his production skills were improving and in 2010 he signed with digital distribution company 'Believe Digital'. What followed were a string of releases with tracks like 'Rain Dub' grabbing people’s attention. It also saw Mykon venturing into House, Trip-Hop and Ambient music together with his developing skill as a jazz pianist. In 2013 he signed with 'Odyssey Recordings' and with a number of new releases on the horizon, expect to hear more from Mykon in the not too distant future.
Sid Nar aka Narkotix (Owner of Odyssey Recordings) has been an avid listener of all forms of dance music from a young age. This progressed into a Love of Drum&Bass (dating from back to the early 90’s through to this day). Drum&Bass has been a key music genre in my life from jungle to intelligent Drum&Bass. Having been a big part of the rave scene and attending all the classic raves back in the 90’s e.g. Quest/Dreamscape/World Dance/Progression Sessions and after watching the DJs play their sets, it inspired him further with his mixing skills. In 1997 he delved into sound engineering to understand the fundamentals of sound which progressed to starting his brand ‘ODYSSEY‘ being able to organise events and later collaborating with Nu Directions in 2000. Having lived through the scene from its conception, in 2008 he began to produce music. Experimentation was key and tracks of different styles emerged (influenced by the music he grew up around i.e. Traditional Indian Music/Dance/Drum&Bass). This creativity built up over the years eventually leading to the formation of ODYSSEY RECORDINGS. The man behind the music, be sure to hear more from Narkotix as the journey continues. “Realism”
Slobodan Oljaca otherwise known as Okee, is a well-recognised music producer hailing from Serbia. Inspired by deep space travelling and futuristic soundscapes, he has been a long supporter of deep atmospheric drum 'n' bass for more than decade. Over the last 4 years Okee has focused more on his own music creating deep atmospheric drum 'n' bass. Okee seeks inspiration from the universe and deep space explorations. Bringing you more of that atmospheric space sound from the unforgettable late 90's. Recently in 2012 Okee began a series of collaborative projects with Aural Imbalance,Tidal & Iriann Joyce, Eschaton, Kytel, Parhelia, Thesis, Nemaoe, NajeemS and Kicbea, With a release already on Omni Music, expect to hear more new music on Advection Music, Rotation Deep records, Reminiscence Audio and Monochrome Records and Odyssey Recordings with further releases in 2014. Watch this space for more deepness from the original Stargazer.
Psyko Konceptor is one of the new gifted French Drum and Bass artist, inspired by the new wave of the 80's and the psychedelic period of the 70's.The revelation coming when he first listened to Moving Shadow productions and Good Looking. He says ‘My music is a sort of new age Drum and Bass with soft pads and deep beats.’
Parhelia, is a Russian dnb/jungle producer with skills in creating deep and melancholic vibes. Parhelia began his musical experiments in 2004 with trip-hop and techno vibes, then moving to jungle music, influenced by wide variety of old-school drum'n'bass masters like LTJ Bukem and Future Engineers and inspired by classic science fiction books, space exploration fantasies and 60's-70's synth moods.
Released on Camino Blue, Santorin, Telluric, Aabsys and many other labels, Parhelia’s music always deliver a smooth and melodic atmosphere and warm tone that always has a massive effect on the dance floor, which brings him nicely on to his journey with Odyssey Recordings with current and forthcoming releases.
The Pariah studio had been assembled and music was being crafted in their individual, futuristic style which first caught the ears of Doc Scott and Blame. The first release came through Wolverhampton’s Urban Flavour Records and received heavy support from Fabio, Doc Scott and Dr S Gachet. In the few years that followed music was released on labels such as; Funk 21, Nu Directions, Inperspective Records and Covert Operations. During this time Blame had been guiding and mentoring Pariah to the point of releasing tracks with his 720 Degrees imprint which hadn’t gone unnoticed by LTJ Bukem a firm relationship with Good Looking Records followed up until 2004. In 2010, work meant a short break was needed. Now, in 2013 Pariah returns with new compositions that have that futuristic edge and a drive to push the boundaries of the Drum and Bass sound with Odyssey Recordings.
Priyesh JK Patel better known as Junglekid is a Manchester based producer. His musical style is experimental and futuristic; a very broadminded outlook ensures his music is always at that cutting edge. Through years of sampling, record shopping and raving he created his style with a fresh perspective. While he distributes his own music you can also see him forthcoming on Odyssey Recordings.
Rich goes by the artist name Rhythm Tek. His D ‘n’ B Style varies from Liquid to Minimal beats and Jungle Just depending on his mood. Rhythm Tek’s production comes from his inner emotion, and feels that this makes a better sound and listen. Rhythm Tek now has a 2 track release with Odyssey Recordings. He has also released tracks on SoulBros Records. There is a forthcoming 4 track EP ‘Mind Games’ release some time this year. So keep your eyes and ears open for this.
“This year I will be continuing with Liquidsoundzuk podcasts and my involvement with Team174” (Keeping things fresh in 2013. Odyssey of the Mind…)
Beginning in the new millennium, the year 2000, Sanz began DJing and producing. He has also been involved in countless underground radio stations. Taking inspiration from the likes of Depeche mode, 808 state and The Prodigy and then hitting his teens his music taste naturally progressed into early underground rave tape packs like Hysteria, Pure X and dreamscape. His passion for Drum and Bass just grew from there and later collaborated with Narkotix taking part in being a promoter as well as a DJ. In the late part off 2008 came the time and Sanz started to produce Drum and Bass and has never stopped since. Keep an eye out for forthcoming releases on Odyssey Recordings and other midlands based labels moving forward in to 2014.
After pinching an old-skool vibalite cassette tape off his eldest sister’s boyfriend at the age of 10, intrigued and fascinated by the sounds, 'Scartip' began his obsession with underground dance culture. This has since led to a music technology degree and a compulsive addiction to producing Drum & Bass music. Whilst promoting his own night ‘Basstrap’ in Derby. Scartip has warmed up for established acts such as Nu:Logic, Nicky Blackmarket, Annix, Foreign Concept, Seven, Sub Zero, Chromatic, Dub Motion and can boast the honour of warming up the crowd for Andy C. He has also had track support from Konichi, DBR UK, Chromatic, Freeze, Blackley, Joe Nebula and tracks played on the popular K-Mag podcast. He’s one to look out for in the future with forthcoming releases on Odyssey Recordings in 2014.
Keep a beady eye on this one...
Born in Birmingham (UK) Tidal Aka Wayne has always been into music since an early age. Some of his early musical memories come from many genre’s including Reggae, Electro, Hip-Hop, Soul & Electronics. It was through his older brother, how he got exposed to fresh music growing up. 1995 was a pivotal year for Tidal; this was when he first got introduced to the sounds of LTJ Bukem & Mc Conrad. Through Listening to a lot of tracks, from various mix albums like Promised Land & Logical Progression, he decided to venture into production in 1998, and then later progressed into Djing back in 2000. He says:
“I remember taking a trip down to Bristol going to my first Progression Sessions, when I was still at university. I saw LTJ Bukem & Nookie play and they both smashed it completely! I was almost lost for words at the end of the night… I knew then, that this was what I wanted to do be doing.”
Since his First Demo, Tidal has received interest from many reputable record labels over the years like / Covert Operations, Inperspective and International label’s like Testflight (D.C), Warm Communications (Texas), Offshore Recordings (NYC) and Camino Blue (Germany).
In 2008 Tidal’s Track ‘Impressions’ which had been played out amongst the Birmingham based Central Projection Crew, later got signed to Good Looking Records, which was released in 2009.
Since his debut release on Good Looking Records, Tidals ‘Impressions’ has done the rounds worldwide, with DJ Support from the likes of Fabio (BBC Radio 1), Big Bud, DJ Markey (Innerground) and Makoto (Japan). The track was also featured on Fabric Live (46) Mixed by LTJ Bukem. Currently his own project of Advection Music has come to light and coming together with Odyssey Recordings we will hear more from this formidable talent.
Guitarist & Electronic Music Producer, Vel Curve started out playing the guitar in 1984. Fast forward a little and over the years he’s played in many bands and jams. His music tastes vary from all genres of music; this is where his creativity emerges from. (Dub/Soul/Funk/D&B and more…). Then in the year 2000 while everyone was worrying about the millennium bug, Vel Curve built his first computer and started finding his way through most of the music software that was available at the time making all types of electronic music. You can hear more from Vel Curve through Earth City Recordz, DNBB Recordings and right here at Odyssey Recordings in the near future.
Vigorous has received World Wide Support From...... BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Essex Introducing, DNBTV, BassDrive, LTJ Bukem, DJ Krust, Ray Keith, Random Movement, Funtcase, Technimatic + Many More. After his first release with Odyssey Recordings in 2012, this exposure has led to further signings with the likes of Good looking Records, Soul Deep Records, Shaolin Audio, Asbo Audio and Rotation Deep. Keep an eye out for more from Vigorous on Odyssey Recordings.