Lighting the way for everything experimental and dark, Demand Records has amassed a catalog that stands as a testament to the pioneering nature of Drum and Bass. The news they would be shutting down is of course met with a heavy heart: this was a key label for those looking for something fresh and different, but also music that hit as hard on the dance floor as it does in the mind.
The world of 140 is a strange place, in all the right ways and theres nowhere better to start than with Infernal Sounds. The latest to grace the label is Grawinkel, an artist extremely adept at twisting and mutating sounds into his own unique vibe and vision. With the Oddy EP, this producer seriously cuts loose and takes us on quite the unusual trip.
Bubbling beneath the surface of DnB lies the underground, a world devoted to the unknown, the future, the untrodden path…it is a vast and unexplored world, but those in it are truly deep in it. Traversing this terrain lies five labels who are not only committed to the path, but have played integral roles in developing and defining what this dark side of dnb is all about: Critical Music, Overview Music, Flexout Audio, Incurzion Audio, and Onyx Recordings.
Plumbing the deepest depths of the music world with feverish intensity, Underground Sound has become a beacon of information for this side of music. Founded by Ian Hinksman and Luc Rouffaud, they have set about using the written word as a microscope to reveal hidden gems few people have discovered, uncover industry knowledge laying off the beaten path, and unique insight into various aspects of subcultures from across the world.