Kicking off 2014 in the most spectacular fashion, Critical Music enters its 12th year with its biggest artist compilation to date. Painstakingly put together by label boss Kasra over the past year ‘Underground Sonics’ is an exciting overview of modern day drum & bass showcasing the true dexterity of one of the most well regarded, independent electronic music labels in the UK today. Kasra has pulled out all the stops, sifting through his phone book to enlist the talents of some of the biggest and most exciting producers in the game.
Noisia, Dub Phizix, Enei, Phace, Sam Binga and Kasra himself all make sterling contributions that make for an album of the best of Underground Sonic expression.
"It’s been a few years since our last fully fledged label compilation so I wanted to ensure this one was as vital as possible. For me this album truly encapsulates the essence of Critical, a balanced mix of all that’s exciting about this music - heads down lights out rollers, experimental side steps and some slightly more aggressive attention grabbers. This album is made up of tracks by the core Critical acts alongside a select group of label friends and for me is a snapshot of where the label is at now and where it is heading." - Kasra
About Critical Music:
Conceived by D&B visionary Kasra back in 2002, in a front room in north London, the Critical Music name has since blossomed into one of the most successful independent record labels in the UK today. Grown from a simple idea driven by a commitment to putting out the best music the scene has to offer, it has now become one of the most well respected electronic dance music labels in the UK.
With its ongoing label residency at London’s Fabric nightclub, branded events the world over, nurturing new talent and releasing some of the freshest breaks and beats from the likes of Enei, Foreign Concept, Emperor, Mefjus, Ivy Lab, Sam Binga, Break, Rockwell, Sabre, Stray, Calibre, and many more, it has gone on to build a loyal following around the world driven on by Kasra’s never ending quest to release quality underground bass music.
“One of the most forward-thinking labels out there..and Kasra one of drum & bass’ most canny A&R’s.” - DJ mag
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Release date: 17/01/2014
Format: 12" Vinyl x 2
Catalogue number: CRITLP06PT1