Orientis

Artist:Thelem
Title:Lucid Dream
Label:Orientis
Orientis Records is a 2011-born label setting out to introduce new deeper and emotive dimensions to dubstep and other bass musics, by working with artists already breaking the surface, and seeking out underplayed talents that deserve the limelight. Hampshire-based producer Thelem may seem like a new kid on the block for some, but for others he's already becoming well established in the scene, known for striving to bring dubstep back to it's deeper, darker minimal roots. He founded Orientis Records to revive those sometimes forgotten sounds of the not-so-distant past with a new twist, and his latest creations on this EP recall the vintage styles of producers like Loefah, Distance, and DMZ, yet brought forward in time with Thelem's own spin and tough bite. 'Lucid Dream' builds suspense with sustained horror strings and spacious experimental beats, dropping with a lethal sub guaranteed to rattle your chest. The whole thing rolls along intertwined with creepy old style sci-fi atmospherics and pads, every sound engineered with true precision. 'Drones' introduces itself with the most chilling, ghostly echoes, then leaves you just enough time to catch your breath before unleashing the darkest pulsating sub, with a synth that groans pure despair, as if the sound itself is tortured. 'Pinar' stomps along like the overweight monster it is. Featuring an LFO-filtered bassline with distorted 808s, but discarding the midrange wobble. This terror guarantees to bring the bouncing sub back into dubsteppers lives and get the dance floor moving.
Artist:Coleco
Title:Martyr EP
Label:Orientis
Orientis Records is a 2011-born label setting out to introduce new deeper and emotive dimensions to dubstep and other bass musics, by working with artists already breaking the surface, and seeking out underplayed talents that deserve the limelight. This debut EP was first released in January, and is now available exclusively from Cargo. Bristolian Coleco is widely becoming known as a pioneer in melodic genre-bending, bass driven music. He initially set dance floors alight with his post-dubstep/heavy funk crossover 12" début 'Campfire Funk' on Soul Motive, and as the evolving sub-genres of dubstep continue to cross-pollinate with other sounds, Coleco sets new standards of multi-genre influenced dubstep on this four track EP. Title track 'Martyr' is a pan-Asian influenced, funky breaks driven number. Building an introduction with spacious, floating sitar and flute lines, it wakes the listener from meditation with a colossal drum break unexpectedly dropping in, soon bringing all the elements from the intro back into context coupled with a pounding sub-layered acoustic double bass. 'Morbid Curiosity' takes a classic live funk break to the operating table, twists it up half-time style, and stitches on a roaring sub-bass that's surgically designed to tear bass bins apart, creating an evolving monster that's ripped through the walls of a few dance floors already. 'Taostic' offers a chance to recover and groove to its Dub-Eastern crossover, weaving in and out of dreamy flute and female vocal melodies, whilst ambient guitar licks, dubwise sub-bass, and warm retro drums drive the whole thing forward. Finally, 'Aether' opens up with dark and gritty haunting atmospherics and filters in moody offbeat Guhzeng stabs, deep sine waves, and a pounding breakbeat, eventually exploding into a crescendo of double time drums, bringing to EP to a heavy funk finale.