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We’re having a busy time right now, all sorts going on, but a massive thing to have happened was the release of the ‘Event Horizon EP’ from Russian producer Black Barrel.
An artist that’s currently hot property, seeing releases with Invisible, Dispatch and Vandal, gave us the out of this world EP, featuring 4 big boy rollers, including ‘Event Hoirzon’, ‘Sandstorm’ ‘Hawking Engine’ and a collab with fellow countryman Nami ‘Cold Touch’.
This EP has already received some huge support and pushed as high at #4 in the Beatport releases charts.
Grab yourself a copy of the EP today: Event Horizon EP
Black Barrel also provided us with a sick Lifestyle MixCast, so go take a listen: Lifestyle MixCast: Black Barrel
It’s been a while since we’ve written one of these, so apologies for that first of all, and expect us to be a lot more on the case! With great pleasure we present to you the debut single of Klinical A.K.A Dan Paget, a young up and comer in the scene originally from Melksham and now reigning from Southampton. A hard-hitting producer with a bright future, subscribed to a modern rolling sound of Drum & Bass, Klinical delivers with his seriously dangerous two track release ‘Science/Rotate.’
This single has already turned a fair number of heads, being one of the first releases on Lifestyle that’s tech with jump up sensibilities. Show this young gun producer some love and support by visiting his Facebook page and giving it a like – everyone needs a little hit of dopamine every now and then! Klinical Facebook
You can pick up the release exclusively from Beatport for 2 weeks, before it goes live worldwide on 11/09/2017. Keep your potatoes peeled people for a hell of a lot more from this talented producer, we plan to have something even more special from him very soon. Large up ya chests!
Hold onto your pitchforks as the mighty Lifestyle Music return this autumn for a Halloween 2016 hoedown!
On Saturday 29th October, label owners CATHARSIS and PIPER bring the noise back to Brighton’s Komedia for their third hometown label event…
Don’t miss a trick with Drum & Bass incendiary SIGNAL (Invisible, Critical Music, Dispatch) this fright night. Come celebrate the launch of the ‘Indirect VIP and Lockjaw remix’ 12” coming autumn 2016, following the hugely popular release of Signal’s ‘Indirect / In Motion’ on Lifestyle Music earlier this year.
Hosted by MC’s KERIZMA and LEGACY, catch REVAUX, ARKITECH, and GREY CODE raise the dead with a seriously spooky selection of bangers for all ye dancefloor demons…
SIGNAL [Invsible / Critical / Dispatch]
Revaux [Lifestyle / Mindtech]
Grey Code [Lifestyle / Demand]
Piper [Lifestyle / Capital]
Hosted by Kerizma & Legacy
Tickets: £5 all night. Dress code: Terrifying AF.
RSVP Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1649553665357069/
Venue: Komedia Brighton, 44-47 Gardner St, Brighton BN1 1UN
With today’s sad news of the closure of one of London’s longest standing nightclubs, at the hands of the establishment, we felt it necessary to say a few words.
If it wasn’t for Fabric this label wouldn’t exist and that is no exaggeration. Sitting here stunned today as we see a business that has motivated and created a community so strong and with a wealth of musical talent so vast you can’t help but question society. Lifestyle have a unique perspective in this, the founder being an ex-fabric employee, obviously we all are fanatical about electronic music with ’higher BPM’ and running a small record label. We represent a number of people affected by this decision. People who we have met over six years running this label, who inspired us to make a company, who worked late nights six days a week because that bass line would sound beyond mind-blowing on the room two speakers in Fabric.
OK world we don’t look clean cut, we don’t want to but you can’t blame us and say we are the reason for drug culture. Bullying an entertainment/art form out of existence will have no effect on people taking drugs. The reasons people take drugs cannot be pin pointed like that its far more complex. Fabric was the home of our music, closing it down will scatter these people to more dangerous unlicensed parties. It shatters all of the dreams of hundreds of thousands of people I have met through Fabric and who share our musical taste. Many people have made great careers on the back of Fabric and those people are calling out but it’s going to affect the little guy the most. The thousands of artists just on the cusp of making it and of course small labels like Lifestyle.
Our thoughts go out to all involved in the creation and day-to-day running of a nightclub that has inspired so many. We raise a glass to the owners, thank you. Fabric allowed us to dream that we could have a stable career in our passion and to have a hub to spread this knowledge for the new age of music. Fabric was the goal we worked towards and we are afraid now that the carnality for these genres of music will fade out, the sheer genius and development displayed by producers will not be incentivised. On a personal basis we will sorely miss the social aspect, our lives will not have the colour it had due to the variance of people you could meet at Fabric.
Drum and Bass is in our soul, Fabric is in our hearts and nothing can stop the passion already created. The best we can do moving forward as members of the dance music scene is to fight on, fight for Fabric.
Our latest insignia, Revaux, debut their wares on Lifestyle Music with the demonstrably cold Frostbite EP. Released today (1st July 2016) as a Bandcamp and label store exclusive, you can cop the bossy three-tracker before its worldwide release next week, on 8th July.
Brothers Ru and Joe Revaux hail from London and Leeds respectively, and have been making some serious noise for the past couple of years. Scaling the ranks with their ice sharp soundscapes and glacier clear production tekkers; the newcomers have amassed an avalanche of hype in the lead-up to the release of this sonically coherent EP, premiering on lofty bass outlets Skankandbass, Data Transmission, and Drum&Bass Arena.
Here at Lifestyle, we’re stoked to offer a platform to this impressively imminent duo…
Kicking down the door with the infectious minimal roller ‘Head First’; this mathy, groove-laden stepper calls to mind the finesse and execution of producers way beyond their years. Title track ‘Frostbite’ rolls out the liquid pads and chilling vocal licks, whilst a tightly wound two-step beat and fiercely spasmodic bassline bellows and growls as this full-bodied track comes into its own. And by no means least, ultimate track ’Stand Off’ is the aural equivalent of somebody sawing off your nose and making you eat it. This in-your-face pressure-cooker of a track pulls zero punches as it plunges you into a shit storm of twisted grooves, menacing saw bass and unrelenting pressure – Perfect for the dance.
And, to get you pumped for the weekend, here’s the choc-fulla-newness Lifestyle Podcast 043…
Fresh off the back of a slamming free track release with ‘Convulsion’ last week, the Lifestyle Music mavericks fill us in on what they’re all about with a rolling 60-minute mix…
Residing in Brighton and Cambridge (UK), Arkitech have been spinning Drum & Bass for the past four years; holding down regular spots in the lively Brighton DJ scene.
Biting the bullet two years ago, the tight-knit duo began to lay down their affinity for robust, forward-thinking 170 in the studio, and here at Lifestyle, we’re all ears…
Kick back and vibe out to our latest MixCast that truly showcases their raucous DJ style with a hand-picked and hearty selection of raw and twisted rollers that just don’t let up.
Arkitech – Hold Up (0.00)
PRTCL – Surface Noise (Drum Machine VIP) (3.01)
Transparent – Concrete Jungle (5.34)
PRTCL – Recall (8.29)
Helix – Detonate feat. MCXL (11.24)
Revaux – Stand Off (14.40)
Arkitech – Convulsion (16.30)
Signal – Indirect VIP (18.41)
Alix Perez & Zero T – Ladders (21.13)
DRS – Bun Ya Too feat. Marcus Intalex, Chimpo, Fox, Rolla, Skittles & Strategy (Enei Remix) (23.03)
Bredren – Red Powder (25.36)
Skeptical – Loophole (28.53)
Alix Perez & Skeptical – Elephant Dreams (32.10)
Acid Lab – Tundra (35.26)
Handra & Mortem – Eyes On You (38.21)
Nickbee – Resistance (42.22)
Survey – You Wonder (45.17)
Alix Perez – Had I known (48.12)
Escape – MT (51.29)
We’re back for a very rainy 1st of June! Summer? What Summer? Anyway, we’ve got some pretty powerful tracks both forthcoming and recently released – alongside of course some classics. First thing to mention is a new release in our freebie series with ‘Arkitech – Convulsion’. This Brighton duo are joining Lifestyle and with a storm too, make sure to pick this up either here or through our Bandcamp page. Don’t forget that we have the Revaux release ‘Frostbite EP’ scheduled for July release, sneak peak inside! Including artist such as Aphordite, Lockjaw, Inward, Hanzo & Randie, Nickbee, Revaux, Amoss, Lynx, Bowsar, Benny L, High Maintenance and Impish to name but a few…
Hosted by Catharsis and Piper
Arkitech – Convulsion (00:00)
Lockjaw – Two Suns (02:12)
Cause4Concern – Gas Chamber (Inward, Hanzo & Randie Remix) (04:24)
Machine Code – The Germ (06:37)
Nickbee – Resistance (09:11)
Revaux – Stand Off (11:02)
Freqax – Dark Times (12:30)
Mayhem & Logam – Centuria (Amoss Remix) (14:20)
Lynx – Ruffneck Sound (16:33)
Cruk – Dum (19:07)
A-Cray – Rage Quit (21:20)
Benny L – Appleroids (23:32)
Bowsar – Hemisphere (25:00)
L 33 – Zealot (26:51)
Serum & Voltage – Break It Down (29:25)
Optiv and CZA – Sub Surface (31:37)
Lockjaw – Idol (Euph Remix) (33:50)
Skittles & Mr Song – Propatop (36:13)
Disprove, Signal & Audeka – Ritual (37:53)
VROMM – Lake Monsters (39:43)
Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Rise of the Black Panther (41:31)
FONO – Real Joy (TC Bootleg) (43:02)
Lynx feat. Tali – Out Of Control (44:41)
Drumcatcher – 8th Avenue (46:20)
Alibi – Fire feat. Charli Brix (48:00)
Impish – All Right (50:23)
Disco’s Over – Reflections feat. Lokka Vox (High Maintenance Remix) (52:46)
Aphrodite – Stalker (57:00)
Tune of the Month – Bowsar – Hemisphere
Artist of the Month – Lynx
Back for another monthly podcast and following suite by delivering it to you on the 1st of the month! We plan to continue this trend for the remainder of the year. Many special forthcoming bits of Drum and Bass here alongside some classics from last year and beyond. Including the likes of Synth Ethics, Signal, SpectraSoul, Proxima, Lockjaw, Segment, Concept Vision, Volatile Cycle, Yen, Hypoxia, HYQXYZ, Shyun and The Clamps to name a view. Tracklisting inside so give it a blast!
Hosted by Catharsis & Piper
Segment & Concept Vision – Charge (00:00)
Synth Ethics – Flexbox (02:12)
Proxima – Ruff Scuff (04:24)
SpectraSoul – Four Points ft. Kenny Knots (2016 VIP) (06:59)
Kung – You Should (09:11)
The Clamps – S & A (11:02)
Hypoxia & HYQXYZ – Ripgroove (13:36)
James Marvel ft. MC Mota – Trump (15:48)
Twisted Individual – Wobble By Nature (18:01)
NC-17 & QO – We Rollin (Mindscape Remix) (19:51)
Revaux – Head First (21:42)
M Set – All Consuming Fear (Amoss Remix) (23:54)
Impak – Bleeps (Shyun Remix) (26:69)
Lockjaw – Cells (28:19)
Signal & Disprove – Vanguard (31:15)
Philth, Kolectiv & Bredren – Sphere of Influence (33:50)
Sulex – Hypnox (36:02)
L-Side – Killer Transmissions feat. TRAC (39:21)
Impish & Meta – Keep Warm (41:11)
Emphasis & Unvariable – Fragile (43:02)
Bert H & High N Sick – Find Me (45:36)
Logistics – Together (47:48)
Y2D – Old Crook (50:45)
Version – Sleepless (52:36)
Volatile Cycle & Yen – Forgotten Future (57:00)
Artist of the Month – Proxima
Tune of the Month – James Marvel ft. MC Mota – Trump