Recent posts: Mainframe
Beatport Excl.: 13/02/2020 | Full Release: 27/02/2020
Stream / Download: http://bit.ly/SpectreEP
2020 is set to be another strong year for Disaszt’s Mainframe Recordings. After spending nearly two decades using his events brand and its label as a hub for the Austrian drum & bass scene, he has since pushed his influence even further afield, something which can be seen by the producers he’s recently welcomed into its fold. Renowned for its groundbreaking line ups and heavyweight compilations, it’s also the artists’ solo projects which have drawn so much attention to the label. This is set to continue with the brand-new EP forthcoming from Manta, another Mainframe soldier, who despite being a relative newcomer, has met impeccable standards with his burgeoning catalogue of releases. The recent collection from Dubape was always going to be difficult shoes to fit into but Manta has shown that Mainframe isn’t a one trick pony when it comes to its high-quality releases.
Also hailing from Austria, Manta brings with him the dancefloor vibes which have made Mainframe parties and its imprint so notorious. Beginning the EP is title-track ‘Spectre’, a crunching, distorted record which takes you deep into the fray with every club-orientated groove. It raises the levels and throughout Manta’s forthcoming ‘Spectre’ EP this are upheld, signalling how Mainframe have stayed at the top for so long. They’ve always managed to pull through the very best talent from their local waters.
Manta’s ‘Timeshift’ follows the same algorithm, setting the pace with a flitting intro which drops you deep into its carnage. ‘Survival’ is next on the track list, pushing through alongside the jagged edges which make Manta’s records ooze with danceability. Then ‘Encounter’ draws the EP to a close, boasting the type of full-frontal assault that causes so many ravers to stream through the doors of Mainframe’s settings night after night.
The ‘Spectre’ EP pinpoints another monumental part of Mainframe’s ascension. One which has been rising since they first came into the game, almost twenty years prior to this upcoming release.
18/04/2020 // DISASZT pres. BASS CITY – the finest in Austrian Drum’n’Bass # SCHNITZELPOWER // Arena, Wien
Floor 1 (Kleine Halle) – Drum’n’Bass:
TR TACTICS (2 hours Set)
host of the Night: MC STEEZY
Floor 2 (Dreiraum) – Dubstep hosted by SHENRON:
Grime Face & I3arocka (DMN FAMILY)
Date: Sat. 18.04.2020
Start: 22h (-06h)
Entry: 12 EUR EARLY BIRD VVK-Tickets (bis 10.03.2020 erhältlich)
16 EUR VVK @ www.tickets.mainframerecordings.at / Öticket / Jugendinfo Wien
19 EUR Abendkassa
!!! Eintritt ab 18 Jahre !!!
!!! 400 Besucher-Limit !!!
Mehr Infos: www.facebook.com/events/3592930997388296/
13/03/2020 // STRICTLY.BEATS pres. MAINFRAME RECORDINGS CLUBNIGHT feat. RENE LAVICE & FOURWARD // PPC, Graz
RENE LAVICE (RAM RECORDS / METALHEADZ / BBC – UK)
FOURWARD (ELEVATE / SHOGUN / EATBRAIN – AT) – 2 HOURS EXTENDED SET
DISASZT (Mainframe Rec. – AT)
CONZEPT (we welcome our NEW MEMBER)
HOST OF THE NIGHT: MC KINETICAL
VVK: 13 Eur – in allen steiermärkischen Sparkassen (Spark7 Ermäßigung) & ÖTicket
Abendkasse: 15 Eur
Date: Fri. 13.03.2020
Stream / Download: po.st/DUBAPE
DubApe has always prided himself in being an eclectic producer; hailing from Austria, he’s become an artist who’s defined its wider scene, playing across its clubs which are also some of the most pivotal amongst the genre. Originally specialising in the deeper side of the sound spectrum with his 140 releases, the DJ and producer soon set his sights on the harder, dancefloor styles, something which he’s showcased multiple times on the drum & bass mecca of Mainframe Recordings.
After debuting on the label in 2015, DubApe has continued to be one of the defining forces within their roster. And this time he returns with a brand-new EP which signifies why Mainframe welcomed him into their ranks. His melding of dark, atmospheric sounds are instantly recognisable and this is something which he has injected throughout his forthcoming ‘Parameter’ EP.
The EP begins with its title-track, a record which is unafraid as it builds layer upon layer into an intro goading the listener before catapulting you down its very first breakdown. Each foreboding click of percussion and stab of sub bass takes you on a stepping journey before chaos is unleashed. Longman’s growling vocals only adds to its urgency. ‘Mantra’ follows with the same epicness, a sci-fi inspired cut which robotically builds until the pressure is almost impenetrable. Then it breaks following tribalistic brays, and when it does you’re taken along for the ride, on top of gyrating drum patterns and pounding slabs of kick drum. Following in its path is ‘Fungus’, just as explosive and showing the darker underbelly of DubApe. With subterranean levels of bass, you’re taken fully out into the deep. Then finally you’re introduced into the world of ‘Centipede’. Sliced and diced into slamming segments, it’s a dancefloor orientated record with disjointed cinematic samples, the type of which stand out amongst each painstakingly crafted segment. It shows DubApe’s production standard. One which has brought him into the ranks of Mainframe Recordings and a place he’s slowly grown his art.
Exclusive: 08/01/2020 | Full Release: 22/01/2020
SUB FOCUS (DJ Set) & MC ID
DISASZT (Mainframe Rec.)
PANSA NOW b2b CAPJA
FLEXOO b2b KONN:FUSED
ANTHROPIC & GEOSTATIC
VVK: in allen steiermärkischen Sparkassen (Spark7 Ermäßigung) & ÖTicket
Abendkasse ab 22h
Date: Fri. 24.01.2020
MATRIX & FUTUREBOUND
special Guest: CULTURE SHOCK
SMOOTH B2B DISASZT
DOSSA & LOCUZZED
DISPHONIA B2B TR TACTICS
TENCHU B2B BREAK PITT
Eintritt Ab 16+ (Bring Your Id)
Meet & Greet
24€ VVK @ ÖTICKET (zzgl. Gebühren)
24€ VVK @ BANK AUSTRIA zzgl. Gebühren)
24€ VVK @ JUGENDINFO WIEN (ohne Gebühren)
30€ ABENDKASSA von 21:00 – 06:00
Einlass ab 16 Jahren (BRING YOUR ID)
Einlass ab 18+
Fastlane (eigener Eingangsbereich)
Zugang zur Galerie
VIP: 44€ VVK @ÖTICKET (zzgl Gebühren) –
VIP: 44€ VVK @ BANK AUSTRIA zzgl Gebühren)
VIP: 44€ VVK @ JUGENDINFO WIEN (ohne Gebühren)
VIP: 55€ ABENDKASSA von 21:00 – 06:00
Date: Sat. 07.03.2020
Start: 22:00 – End: 06:00
Planet TT Bank Austria Halle – Gasometer
More Infos: https://www.facebook.com/events/801723320260627/
Ticketlink : po.st/VIPERNIGHT
Floor 1 – Drum’n’Bass:
SEQUENT & SKRUFF
host of the night: MC STEEZY
Floor 2 – Kleine Halle – Dubstep hosted by SHENRON:
Date: Sat. 25.01.2019
Start: 22h (-06h)
12 EUR EARLY BIRD VVK-Tickets (bis 11.01.2020 erhältlich)
15 EUR VVK @ www.tickets.mainframerecordings.at / Öticket / Jugendinfo Wien
18 EUR Abendkassa
!!! Eintritt ab 18 Jahre !!!
Stream / Download: po.st/17yearsLP
Mainframe hasn’t just represented one of the biggest event brands in Vienna, as well as across Europe, but also the record label which branched out from its legendary events series. For nearly two decades they’ve been bringing some of the globe’s hottest drum & bass artists to their stages and have helped develop the careers of its budding producers. This hasn’t gone unnoticed by the entire scene which has watched it grow for seventeen years and to mark this occasion they’re set to drop their ‘17 years of Mainframe Recordings’ album. The LP features an eye watering 18 tracks, all of which provide a snapshot into how the imprint has evolved over the course of its expansion. Including newcomer artists who Mainframe are currently investing in, as well as those who Mainframe have had play at their raucous club nights, there’s a host of tastes catered for. And with a name like Disaszt at the helm, the album, the label and its events have been in good hands.
Tracks like Ripple’s ‘Stranger’, Wingz ‘Definite’, and Halflow’s ‘Progressive ID’ set the mood, showing the talent which Mainframe have at their fingertips when it comes to the fresher waters of drum & bass. Then Mainframe frequenters Dubape, Phentix, Alibi and Smooth pull you into their expert riddims throughout its track listing. Breakpitt & Tenchu offers something different throughout the soundscape of ‘Flashfreeze’ whilst Picota & Kumbh’s ‘Contact’ continues the moodier vibes. Tobax’s cutthroat style is prevalent throughout ‘Overback’ and the head honcho Disaszt returns with Dorian for ‘Boom’. Tuff Gee & Carter’s ‘Pimp Ride’, Manta’s ‘Childhood Memories’, Salaryman’s ‘Soul Reminder’, Akov’s ‘Afterlife’ and Counterstrike’s ‘Fearless’ finishes the exclusively new tracks but there’s more to come, with a VIP treatment of TR Tactics and The Clamps ‘Maggot’.
As an album, it’s a formidable collection of tracks. But when looking at Mainframe’s vast history, they would need such an LP to pay homage to their legacy and ‘17 Years of Mainframe’ certainly delivers. So, sit back and begin your journey through the album, which is sure to bring back memories from the best club nights over recent times.
Full Release: 06/12/2019