San Francisco- Local Indie DnB imprint, SubLife Recordings, is back with another quality release from their ever-growing roster of artists. This time around, San Diego’s DJ Calculon makes his SubLife debut with “Tunnel Vision” on the a-side & SubLife head honcho, Lukeino, teams up with The Heights & Equilibrium to hit you with a dose of funky soul known as “All The Time”.
The last few years has seen the West Coast really shine with a ton of production talent based in SF and LA and it’s great to see Cali producers teaming up to crank out great product! With more and more solid tunes coming from the US/CAN producers, makes me wonder if we may see a North American Drum-N-Bass Awards sometime in the near future..
Reminiscent of the old school, while keeping the sounds as fresh and crisp as the morning air, Calculon’s debut release on Sublife, “Tunnel Vision”, has been creating some serious buzz around the globe. Steady rolling breaks set the pace for some major sub low bass lines equipped with creative LFO lines while some nice synth stabs succeed in tying the parts together. Delayed piano notes, some 808 style subby bass notes and some choice yet perfectly sparse female vocals make this tune a well rounded number that can does the job on the dance floor as well as in the headphones. (Descriptions taken from press release)
On the flip side, SubLife CEO Lukeino, along with San Francisco producers The Heights & Equilibrium deliver a soulful funky tune for Sublife’s 3rd release. Seemingly influenced by J-Dilla style sampling, “All the Time” starts out with a bit of half-step goodness just before dropping into a serious rolling bassline. Running breaks and some nice bongos keep the energy moving while some not so wobbly LFO’s have a nice little conversation about the sunny weather outside. Some early DJ support from has been recieved by Stunna, Method One & Calculon to name a few. (Descriptions taken from press release)
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