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[MFR088] Body & Soul feat. DaxtaMC – Connect (OUT NOW!)

Mainframe representing Alpine Drum & Bass big time on this release. ‘Connect’ sees three of Austria’s hottest exports joining forces, with beloved veteran duo Body & Soul on the production, Daxta MC on the vocals and Phentix on the flip side with a pumping remix.

Body & Soul have been defining the game for over a decade now, with releases on Viper, BC Presents, Breakbeat Kaos and legendary Virus Recordings, and they’re still far from tired of pushing things forward. Phentix recently propelled himself on to major players’ watchlists, with releases on Critical, Cyberfunk and Citrus getting A-List support all across the scene, from DJ Hype to Noisia. Daxta MC has been hyping the crowds at large scale events such as Rampage, Let it Roll, Hospitality and Ram nights lately, let alone being Camo & Krooked’s regular touring MC.

On ‘Connect’, Daxta flows in a heavily laid-back, kind of distant manner, adding a nice twist to the track’s lyrical theme about crowd and performers connecting to each other. Beginning with dark, lo-fi-sounding fanfares, loosely referring to 80’s’ classic 8-bit video games, the tune gradually shifts in key and overall sound to finally blow up as Jump-Up infected Dancefloor smasher, with tearing bass sounds propelling around ton-heavy drums, all embossed with that edgy trademark roughness Body & Soul are best known for.

The Phentix Remix even takes it a level deeper. Here again the intro is slightly reminiscent of the Eighties, though rather citing the era’s cinematographic sphere by adding some John Carpenter-esque soundscapes on top. Following a similar transition, the remix ends up as sub bass heavy roller, emitting a uniquely pumping stop-and-go Funk feel.

Stream / Download: https://mainframe.lnk.to/Connect

24 April 2017 Mainframe Read more

[MFR087] DisasZt vs. DubApe – Activate / Razor (OUT NOW!)

Activate! On its A-Side, Mainframe Recordings’ first release in 2017 sees prolific label head DisasZt joining forces with sound wizard DubApe to fire off a nice salvo of rave stabs, the very type that’s been driving fellow Hardcore Junglists mental since back in the warehouse days. Enjoy the flashback – it won’t last long. The immediate punch of 2017’s cutting edge drums will take you right back to the present.
Elaborate Build-up science joining in a highly energetic dystopian craze and heavy impact bass growls… This shape-shifting beast was born to wreak havoc on floors worldwide.

Razor, on the the flip side, is coming deep down from the foggy dungeons of dark steppin’ underground. All grim and gritty, with snappy drums funkin’ things up, a gnarly buzzing Reese bass cuts its way through dense sound textures like a rusty razor blade – pure pressure! This one’s going to keep the shadow boxing army under siege.

Released: 27/02/2017 (Beatport Exclusive)

Worldwide: 13/03/2017

Get on Beatport: http://po.st/MFR087BP

13 February 2017 Mainframe  Music  Release  Soundcloud Read more

Inside the Mainframe – A Drum & Bass Journey in 23 Steps (OUT NOW!)

Inside the Mainframe Compilation features 23 tracks from classic picks of earlier years to this year’s crucial summer blasters and festival ravers hand-picked by head honcho DisasZt.
The selection exhibits pieces from Camo & Krooked, Body & Soul, Hybrid Minds, Fred V & Grafix, Fourward and many more.
Incorporating undisputed anthems as well as hidden gems this album takes you deep down to the inner realms of Drum & Bass – in 23 steps.

12 January 2017 Mainframe Read more

[MFR084] NC-17 & KG & Emery / NC-17 & Fade & Emery – Predator / Night Of The Zombies (OUT NOW!)

NC-17, the Canadian daredevil, is giving us that clean but heavy, mind-crushing sound that he is the best at leaving us with an intense experience.

The distressing high notes, pulsating mid-range bass and the drums that accompany them certainly take us to the abandoned rainforest that keeps all kinds of surprises, then to the evacuated city hospital where there is very small chance of escape.

NC-17 teams up with KG & Emery to bring you Predator. They come from the world where there are no rules, they are the ultimate enemy killing for pleasure hunting for sport. This track raises everyone’s pulse gives the reality of the ultimate manhunt.

Side B in collaboration with Fade & Emery takes trudging sounds that animate zombie steps and mixes them with some madly stressful high notes and drums creating the illusion of the apocalypse. It is the Night of the Zombies!

Prepare for the crazy, prepare for the interrupted evil… These two new bangers will definitely hit the clubs hard!

 

Release: 02/12/2016 (Beatport Exclusive)

Worldwide: 16/12/2016

 

19 November 2016 Beatport  Mainframe  Music Read more

2 days left : Drum&BassArena Awards voting open until November 16

We are thrilled to be nominated at Drum&BassArena Awards and to be in the final round for Best Club Night! Voting is open until the 16th of November midnight.

We would like to thank you for all the support that we got from each and every one of you, it means the world to us!

 

https://awards.breakbeat.co.uk/2016/round-2/

14 November 2016 Mainframe Read more

Darpa – Epidemic / Night King [MFR083]

Darpa is a newcomer to our team, two very talented guys from Hungary, bringing a very unique, alternative, energetic sound into the scene.

 

…It’s here, it’s contagious, it’ll destroy you…Epidemic!

The symptoms include heavy breathing, goose bumps, fidgeting legs and the immediate widening of pupils.

The rules are simple…. Everyone dies!

 

The track nicely plays with an aligned set of drums, unique harsh stabs and eerie high-octane synths, but the real effect cannot be described in terms of drums and kicks.

 

Night King is an intriguing drum-funk-neuro mixture with a low base and heavy drums, creating trouble …he is coming…The Night King. The intro is scary, the track is dark and the beat is jungly enough to bring about the perfect vibe that transports you to the Haunted Forest and the Land of Always Winter…The Night King has found you…the only question is: Can you wake up from the dream?

 

These two tracks, although not the same pace, gender, style, go along really well with each other, one makes the other even stronger.

7 November 2016 Beatport  Mainframe  Music Read more

[MFR082LP] This Was Open Air Festival 2016 OUT NOW!

3rd of September 2016, Vienna, Austria, Arena Club…this is when and where the Mainframe Open Air Festival 2016 took place and it was a blast!

We thought that the best way to keep this memory is to put together an Album from the core Artists performing at the festival, their latest, newest vibes in one bundle of goodness.

Since the compilation features Artists of many subgenres, it is a very versatile and exciting mixture of liquid, jungle, neuro, soulful and more.

It is a very elegant selection that will make you remember the Summer 2016.

This was Mainframe Open Air Festival 2016.

 

Buy on Beatport: http://po.st/MR082LPBeatport
 
Buy on iTunes: http://po.st/MFR082LPiTunes
 
Stream on Spotify: http://po.st/MFR082LPSpotify
 
Listen here: http://po.st/MFR082LPSc

 

5 October 2016 Beatport  Mainframe  Music  Release  Soundcloud Read more

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