Title: Sanskrit / Murderation Dub
Release-date: 7th November 2016
Catalogue No: SUBAF002
Format: Digital / Free Download
1. Raptix – Sanskrit
2. Raptix – Murderation Dub
With the next installment of SUBAF – exclusive free downloads at Bandcamp – Sub Audio Records continues to fire up the local and international underground bass music landscape with two absolute heavyweights – produced by the newest crew member: Raptix.
A long-time and avid supporter of the scene in Austria, being one of the heads of SHENRON music. Also as a producer he has been stepping up his game immensely in the last year – with releases on his own brand, Dub:iouz and Version Collective under his belt.
The two-sided EP is modern system music in pure form. Sanskrit draws the listener’s attention with eerie flutes and other oriental instrumentation and then turns the dance on fire with a ridiculous groove and incredible weight. Murderation Dub in turn is heavily inspired by the soundscapes of roots culture dub and system music – filled with distorted tape echo trails, spring reverb clashes and dubby chords steadily vibing.
Title: Rise and Shine
Release-date: 17th October 2016
Catalogue No: SUBAF001
Format: Digital / Free Download
1. DMG – Rise and Shine
The track titled “Rise’n’Shine” was conceived of by one of our core members: DMG. Having had years of experience with running a sound system and being a seasoned veteran of DJ’ing Grime, Garage and Dubstep, this man knows how to get the crowd going. He managed to condense this into a hefty release – designed for everyone to ‘Get The Fuck Up!’.
Title: Transmission Failure / Fluid Foundation
Catalogue nr.: SUBA001
Format: 12″ Vinyl (100 pcs.) / Digital
Distribution: Bandcamp / Juno Records
Release date: 25th September 2016
Artwork by Philipp Detter.
Mastering by Go East! Studios.
- Gnischrew – Transmission Failure
- Gnischrew – Fluid Foundation
Bandcamp (Vinyl & Digital)
Juno Records (Vinyl)
Also at selected record stores in Vienna, Austria:
Press Release by Signalfire
Sub Audio Records from its capital city Vienna is floating upstream through the local surge of sound system culture in Austria. With the EDM hype in the country died down, head honcho Georg W. is ready to showcase the label’s first release on vinyl catalogued as ‘SUBA001’.
The 12-inch plate holds his set of vibrations under the Gnischrew moniker; a sound that translates to suggestive, psychedelic sounds lacquered with heavyweight, contemporary sonic adventures. Its strong roots in bass and sound system culture will expose the producer’s early contact with audiophile music, its Hi-Fi counterpart and analogous system sound.
Gnischrew describes his first twelve on the label as an experience consisting of atmospheric and enticing soundscapes, which are coupled with a heavy foundation. The sound is designed for the connoisseurs out there – and is presented to you as below-the-surface and progressive underground bass music.
The Austrian label owner drags listeners through a subterfuge of formless basslines and tricky reggae-esque riffs. ‘Transmission Failure’ grows into a two-faced dub plate full of sophisticated dub elements and a few twisted surprises. A huge sample library is used to add in the smallest audible details ranging from extraterrestrial samples, dodgy percussive hits to these crucial dub siren peaks. Gnischrew has geared up to bring forth a mental journey that seeks to surpass listeners’ expectations in dub.
A different voice and beat pattern tints the blessed B-side of ‘SUBA001’; an anthemic horn energises the release from the first drop onwards. Wisdom of Jah is spread across the hot ‘Fluid Foundation’ adventure, sharing both lyrical and subsonic wisdom in various layers of the jam. The brass instrument returns to add presence to the noisey bass weight raging through thick smoke. This calls for a ritual only Gnischrew knows how to perform, fusing darkness and dub without any repercussions.