Dive into pure vibes with ‘Deeper Meanings’, Re-Adjust’s second release on Warm Ears Music

We are proud to announce the release of Re-Adjust’s brand new E.P. on July 17. The release will feature 4 tracks and it will be his second one with us.

The production blends warm sub runs and lush liquid vibes wrapped around beautiful vocal lines, fueling the listener with energy. The four-tracker’s theme re-imagines Freud’s iceberg theory, aiming to touch all three levels of the mind.

The E.P. kicks off with Trust in a melodic and heartfelt manner. This track brings a lot of character, with vocals gliding over sub-low waves and an overall classic liquid vibe. Up next, Midnight hour builds on the soulfulness. This one is a fusion of uplifting piano loops and shuffling drums.

Deeper Meanings rides off the title of the E.P. – and for a good reason. Equipped with energetic synths, upbeat basslines and a driving female vocal, Deeper Meanings is a token of Re-Adjust’s unique sound design. Last one of the pack, Connections is tailored to be a feel-good track that keeps on giving. From clean breaks, subtle female vocals to sub-bass sounds pining down the drums, this one is sure to be a dance floor smasher.

“We’re very excited for this beauty to see the light of day. It’s an amazing drum and bass masterwork that embraces the Warm Ears sound we have been defining for ourselves.” said Gabriel Cernea, Founder of Warm Ears Music.

Re-Adjust is a UK born producer and DJ. His sound alternates from soft and mellow to rolling and heavy, keeping the listener locked and moving. Knocking off his debut with the ‘Lost Moments’ E.P. on Warm Ears Music, Re-adjust is one of the most promising young producers entering the scene right now.

 

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Catch the next Warm Ears Show with Radicall in the guestmix

This Sunday on the Warm Ears Show hosted by Elementrix we’ll be vibing to Radicall‘s sounds – fresh drum and bass yet to be released, for the second part of the show. Following the release of Amethyst E.P. earlier this year, we have upcoming this fall a brand new one titled Lost in Time. Radicall four-tracker beautifully crafted

Make sure you tune in on www.bassdrive.com from 1-3pm (GMT) / 2-4pm (CET) tomorrow – Sunday, 16th of July.

Ready for another one?

Get ready for another live stream session of lush vibes, our signature ones, up on our Warm Ears Music page.

For 6 hours, we’ll be vibing to the sounds of September, Re-Adjust, Elementrix, D.E.D and PD. With our special guest, Zero T (Dispatch/Metalheadz) joining us down at the London Sound Academy studio in Soho.

Tune in on the 26th of July, from 5pm (GMT) and enjoy.

WEM mini-series | Drum and bass inner-views with Phil Tangent

Yes, people! The wait is almost over and we can finally celebrate this wicked past year. We grabbed a quick chat with Phil Tangent ahead of this. He’s been stunning us – and the drum and bass community, with his deeply soulful and influential music, and we couldn’t be happier he’s headlining our anniversary.

Phil has been around the bass block since 2000, with his first release seeing the light of day in 2010 on Marcus Intalex’s label Soul:R. For the past couple of years, he has been gaining momentum with many releases on renowned labels such as Samurai Music, Integral Records, Rubik Records. He opened the year in style, with “Bardarbunga” being the first Metalheadz Platinum track of 2017.

What would you say is your favorite drum and bass moment since you’ve entered the scene? 

Tough one! There have been many but one that sticks out in the mind is waking up to a voicemail from Goldie singing ‘Crossing The Rubicon’ down the phone and saying ‘gimme a shout you old bastard’.

What makes a set good in your opinion? 

If we’re talking from my perspective as a raver then it’s tune selection all the way. I like to hear a wide variety of Drum & Bass across the spectrum and that’s what I try to incorporate in my sets. I also like to hear one or two mistakes so that I know that there’s no sign of a sync button being used and that the DJ is actually human.

Is there a specific part of producing drum and bass you find most enjoyable? What about most challenging? 

I really enjoy the initial process of building a track from scratch and seeing which sounds work well with each other. I also love collaborating with other producers. You could have a project that you haven’t worked on for years, send them the parts and they might gain some inspiration from it. The part I find most challenging is actually completing tunes. I can be quite self-deprecating about my own stuff; I have to be happy with it so everything seems to take longer.

What would you like to see more of and less of in the drum and bass scene? 

I’d like to see more music talk and less politics. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but some go too far.  Jungle/Drum & Bass is a community and I’d like to see it stay that way.

Catch Phil Tangent at our 1 year anniversary on the 1st of July @ London.

WEM mini-series | Paul T and Edward Oberon about the scene that caters for everybody’s taste

We’re very excited to be hosting Paul T and Edward Oberon at our 1 year anniversary. We’ve been hooked on their sound for quite some time now and we thought we’d have a quick catch-up with them before the party.

Paul Trivett and Edward Oberon have stepped into the spotlight back in 2015, having signed with the mighty V Recordings. They describe their emblematic blend of soulfulness and dirty drum and bass as coming from ‘a shared love for Bristol bass, Brazilian flair and the classic sound of Jungle’.

Before Paul and Edward joined forces more than six years ago, they already had an impressive discography; releasing on respected labels like Spearhead, Dispatch, and Goodlooking as solo artists. The duo aim to “bring together visual, arts and music as a whole,” and it’s a theme that has continued throughout their production for Bryan Gee’s label. Tracks like Tempt, Somebody Else and Infamous show the versatility, talent and ability of the duo, but also hint at the sheer momentum and quality they’ve come to be known for.

Your production duo is now in its 7th year, what would you say were the highlights so far?

Paul Trivett: To be honest there have been quite a few. With the first song we wrote together, then to our first performance together at Plan B in London, to our most memorable signing an Exclusive deal with V Recordings.

What are some things you have going on at the moment?

Edward Oberon: At the moment we are working on a new EP for V and also doing more collaborations with Serum, after the success of the last single.

Paul Trivett: We have also been performing quite a lot lately, from place like L.A. to Crete to Chicago to Switzerland and places in between.

What makes a good DJ in your opinion, when it comes to technology, technique and music?

 Paul Trivett: For me, it has to be song selection and, of course moving the crowd. I like to do quick mixes and long mixes depending on the style of the track. I have heard some DJs playing continuous 32 bar loops of songs and I just don’t feel it. Each to their own, but I think from being around this music in the early 90’s, that style has shaped me into what I am today.

What would you like to see more of and less of in the dnb scene?

Edward Oberon: To be honest we have always thought the scene caters for everybody’s taste and that’s what makes this music so interesting and timeless. Being from the Rupture crowd liking their beats fierce, to innerSoul liking their music with a soul lining, to V nights liking their percussive jungle basslines…

What more could a listener want.

 

 

WEM mini-series | September about why he chose Warm Ears, sound design and the scene

Josh Tighe, known as September, is one of our dearest producers and DJs. He traveled through his drum and bass journey alongside Re-Adjust, pushing each other for the better, exploring various producing techniques and styles and collaborating. The result? September released his first E.P. with us – Straight Bass. A beautiful piece of work that received a lot of praise from people across the industry.

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September’s passion for drum and bass lit up when he was only 14 years old, digging through his older brother’s vinyls. He went behind the decks for the first time in 2006 at a festival in Shoreham. Naming a few DJs and producers who have inspired him, he noted Break, Hazard, Spectrasoul, Alix Perez, Skeptical and Calibre.

What do you usually start with when preparing for a set?

I usually start by selecting a combination of brand new and classic tracks, from the dark all the way to the liquid side of it. I try to combine them as methodically as I can for an enjoyable set across the full dnb spectrum.

Why Warm Ears Music?

I love the whole ethos of Warm Ears Music – good people coming together to create good music and support the scene. I resonate with the music being released, the nights they organize and the versatility of everyone in it.

Great group of people running it and contributing towards it (producers, dj’s etc).

What are some of the most important tools and instruments you’re using when producing?

My most important tool would be Sylenth Nice Sunth for creating just about anything on, followed closely by the Stacker and Sample Magic. It’s a perfect tool for layering drum hits and synthetic noises. There are a lot of programmable options that help me decide what plugin I should use.

In terms of creative process, I usually have an idea in my head and recreate it within the DAW, normally starting with sound design and writing the music part first, then building drums and mixing the track.

I mix it as a whole while progressing the tune along. Sometimes I have entire sessions of sound design, drum building etc and use the result at a later date.

What would you like to see more of and less of in the dnb scene?

I’d like to see more of a combination of different genres of dnb, especially in the production side of it.

I’d like to see less indifference in style and quite frankly, snobbery from “some” people in the scene who are always opinionated. The scene is small as it is…

We should be setting aside our differences and combining the incredible amount of talent from all sides of our culture.

Catch September spinning some vibes at our anniversary on the 1st of July @ London.

Join us on our 1 year anniversary!

We’re getting super excited about our 1 year anniversary upcoming in July.

What better way to celebrate than with a wicked line-up (although we hope you heard!). Phil Tangent (Soul:R), Paul T and MC Conrad (Liquid V) and Artificial Intelligence (Metalheadz) will join our Warm Ears family and friends, including Elementrix, Re-Adjust, September, D.E.D, PD Overt1 and Mozey, for an all-nighter at Bar512, in Dalston Junction, London.

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WEM mini-series | Re-Adjust: it’s all about ensuring the best possible sound for the crowd

UK born producer and DJ, Re-Adjust was among the first names to join the Warm Ears family. He fell in love with the art of DJing after a friend showed him the basics. From there on, Justin perfected his skills, leading to production. His first release – “Hotspot” on Cosmic Funk Recordings, came shortly after.

Following drum and bass DJs and producers such as Random Movement (rated as ‘number 1 in his eyes’), Calibre, Makoto, Tokyo Prose, Hugh Hardie, Zero T, Lenzman, Malaky, LSB, Redeyes, Marky, Total Science or Nu:Tone, Re-Adjust has defined a sound of his own, blending just the right amount of smooth with just the right amount of heavy.

His first release on Warm Ears Music – ‘Lost Moments’ features 4 tracks packed with good vibes, carefully selected from a collection we have yet to discover. Right now, we’re all really excited for his new EP, ‘Deeper Meanings’ which will be released on the 17th of July, on Warm Ears Music.  Have a sneak peak at it:

What do you usually start with when preparing for a set?

I like to create playlists for each set I do to ensure the best possible sound experience for crowd. Starting with a slower softer style and gradually working along track by track to a more rolling pace and always including a peak track that always goes off!

Why Warm Ears Music?

They are a great bunch of dnb enthusiasts with a passion for the same music and style that I love. Not to mention the opportunities they have given me along the way. I hope to be part for many years to come!

What were your main compositional- and production-challenges in the beginning and how have they changed over time?

The challenges never stop. It’s a journey where I keep learning with every new track I start, and every new track I finish. Each time I find the next track slightly improving from the last. Whether this be through enhancing my ears over time or learning new techniques, I feel I have come a long way from the early days when I first started. I hope to progress as time moves along and my experience grows, while pleasing more listeners as I continue the journey.

WEM mini-series | PD explains why good drum and bass should feel like home

Peter Matthews aka PD (a nickname acquired from friends and family) is new to the scene and hungry to make a name for himself. Born and raised in Johannesburg – South Africa, He spent most of his time skateboarding the streets and listening to multiple genres of music, mainly Cypress Hill, Korn, and Genesis. Back in 2004 PD’s family relocated to a Newbury, UK, where he discovered and fell in love with Drum & Bass/Jungle.

He met Davide Manzoni aka DJ Manza, an Old Skool Industrial/Minimal Tech DJ who taught him how to DJ, in 2008, after moving to London. He spent the next 3 years as a bedroom DJ mixing Drum & Bass, House, Minimal Tech, Hip-Hop, Old Skool Industrial, Psych Trance, and anything he enjoyed listening to.

In 2011, PD joined the Rythmixz crew where over the next 4 years he discovered Old skool breakbeat and learned about the history of the UK rave scene, playing at social gatherings with the crew. Among the names he follows, he noted Marky, Incident, Jam thieves, Phil Tangent, Skeptical, Horrific James, Subsets, Tom Small, dBridge, Random Movement, Command Strange or The Vanguard Project, as his source of inspiration.

Two years ago, he decided to get right down to business and kick start his DJing career with a course at London Sound Academy (LSA). Since then, PD’s journey has been progressing quickly. He started hosting a weekly Drum and Bass show every Thursday on Exposed Beats, he joined the Warm Ears family, played multiple gigs in and outside of London and – we remember this one very clearly – he startled the dancefloor at our launch party in Romania, when he premiered his very own Drum and Bass track.

pdWhat do you usually start with when preparing for a set?

I usually have a good dig for some new tracks, then go through my current library and select a few from there, and make a couple of playlists. Other than that, I practice and experiment with as many different tracks as I can leading up to the set.

What are currently your main challenges as a D&B DJ?

For me it’s trying to find a healthy balance between family, work and DJing. A lot of people don’t realise the time and effort it takes to be a professional DJ (I didn’t before I started). Going through hundreds, if not thousands, of tracks to find what you feel is your style/sound. Since I’ve started working on my own tracks finding that balance and keeping it has become even harder. But I love what I do, and all the support that I get from family and friends has helped a lot, I believe that good things come from hard work and determination.

What do you think are your responsibilities as a DJ and upcoming producer towards the D&B scene?

I feel it’s important to keep the history of the scene alive through the music I select and tracks I produce. I try not to bite on anyone else’s style and ensure people are enjoying what they hear and it’s something new, yet at the same time it feels like home. I want to make sure I stay true to my own sound as an individual but give back the emotion, clarity and calmness the scene has given me.

What would you like to see more of and less of in the D&B scene?

I would like to see more labels getting together to create joint events and support each other showing unity, love and admiration. I want to see less demeaning comments on social media and in general towards DJ’s who make use and explore new technology. We need to embrace the generation that’s breaking through and try to understand them as we can learn as much from them as they can from us.

Summer drill with Elementrix, D.E.D and PD

Our next move: taking over the lifefm.tv studio.

We thought it was about time we did a summer drill, and our good pals down at LifeFM joined forces with us to make it happen. Elementrix, D.E.D and PD will be taking turns at the decks for 3 hours (10pm-1am GMT), needless to say it’s going to be nothing but vibes.

The stream will be available on both of our pages – lifefm.tv & Warm Ears Music.

This IS a drill. We’re calling for some summer action!

You can join our event on facebook to keep up with what’s happening or, If you want us to remind you when we’re live, please RSVP with your email address here and we’ll make sure you get the news!