Meet drum and bass producer R1C0 and learn more about his banging new release

Clock is ticking and we’re 2 weeks away from unleashing R1C0‘s first single with us, ‘Artificial Light’ (you can pre-order it here). We thought you guys would like to know more about the mind and talent behind this beaut, so we had a quick chat with him.

Henry Skinner aka R1C0 working out of London, UK produces drum & bass, with strong elements of liquid and vocals, but a wide range of styles from deep and soulful, to dark and steppy.

Growing up in the south west of the UK, Henry has been producing music since the age of 14 and was playing the drums through the school years. Self teaching the technical sides of music production, gave way to work in a number recording studios around the south of England, working with the likes of Portishead, Paul Oakenfold and The Stranglers.

After moving to London, a brief music hiatus gave way to a renewed commitment to music production and drum and bass. In 2015, founding the Fat Badger Podcast with old schoolmate D.E.D and releasing his debut EP ‘On the Horizon’ on Subculture music. Since his debut, R1C0 has begun to establish himself on the drum & bass scene with releases on Soul Deep, Fresh Recordings, Skankandbass, and most recently two releases with Celsius Recordings.

R1C0 is heavily influenced by the early pioneers of drum & bass, such as LTJ Bukem, Goldie and Dom & Roland, producers such as Break, S.P.Y, BCEE and artists from many other genres including Burial, Massive Attack, Little Dragon, and Cinematic Orchestra.


What got you into Drum & Bass and what inspires you in the modern scene?

R1C0: Ages ago I happened to come across a documentary about Good Looking Records, and LTJ Bukem, just playing randomly on late night TV. Before that, I had no idea what Drum & Bass was, or much about electronic music in general. The music they were making blew me away. I went out the next day and bought the first CD I could find by Good Looking! From then on, I was hooked.

Today, the shear amount of great music still being made is really inspiring. People like Goldie, Alix Perez and S.P.Y continue to contribute greatly to our industry, and I’m really enjoying guys like Satl and GLXY. Hearing new and interesting stuff always inspires me to get to work on my tracks.

What is it like being a producer in 2018 compared to when you started in the 90’s?

R1C0: Completely different! Computers and the internet have changed the game. Software plugins were only just beginning to be a thing. They were very expensive and needed a supercomputer to run. Most people couldn’t afford a sampler or hardware synth, or didn’t know someone with a studio. The rest of us had our midi soundcards with about 12 different sounds, waiting for the next Computer Music CD in the hope that it had some good breaks on it! Goes without saying, made some pretty horrible sounding stuff back then.

R1C0_COVERALBUM1400pngTell us what was your favourite part about producing ‘Artificial Light’

R1C0: For me, experimenting with the early stages of instrumentation, adding the drums and the bass. When the track starts to come alive, that’s usually my favourite part. But with Artificial light, it came much later. I had most of the track laid out, and I was fairly happy with it, but it was not quite there. I was experimenting, adding new elements and found the orchestral stabs. This gave the track an interesting tone and took it in a new direction.

In Step Right, I had been working with some great atmospheric samples which I really wanted use. When I managed to get the rolling style bass working with them, the track really took off and it was great fun from there.

What should Drum & Bass heads expect from you in the future?

R1C0: I’ve been working a lot over the winter, so there should be plenty more to come over the next year. With the tracks I currently have, looking at least about 3 releases, so stay tuned!


Welcoming R1C0 to the Warm Ears fam

Up-and-coming drum and bass producer R1C0 is about to drop a brilliant pair of tracks on our label. ‘Artificial Light’ is going to be our second release of 2018 and R1C0’s first with us.

‘Artificial Light’ is a beautifully crafted track that takes you by surprise when its deep basslines start tangling the subtle vocals. ‘Step Right’ seems to already have jumped to favourites, having a very energy charged vibe to it.

We’ll be unleashing this one on March 12, keep your eyes on us!

First Warm Ears Music release in 2018 OUT NOW

We are extremely proud to present to you our first release of the year and as well the very first Warm Ears Music single. American drum and bass producer Dave Owen and Serbian Euphorics partnered up for a master blaster.

‘Inferno’ and respectively ‘Ipanema Disco’ fully comprise the Warm Ears sound, kicking off 2018 with exciting and fresh sound.  With the first one being a punchy combination of rolling basslines waves, and having a darker vibe to it, the release is perfectly balanced by the second track. Euphorics unveils a dynamic hybrid with a bashing slice of jungle influenced track and rhythmic drumming fit for any dance floor.

‘After a busy 2017 we are very excited to introduce to all lovers of good music, our very first single coming courtesy of two of the most technically skilled drum and bass producers in the industry, Dave Owen and Euphorics. The Warm Ears family is happy to have them join us’, said Gabriel Cernea, Warm Ears Music founder and DJ.

Get your copy now!



The warmest of wishes during this festive season!

From all of us at Warm Ears Music, we hope you have the jolliest of times during this holiday season. May the closeness of friends and family, the comfort of your homes and the joy of music, renew your spirits for the year to come!

We have rounded up some of our fav tracks so far, give them a listen below.

Interview: Radicall about fierce new EP out this October

We’re looking forward to Radicall’s second release on Warm Ears Music, upcoming October 16th. ‘Lost in Time’ encompasses his signature style and we couldn’t love it more.

A perfect blend of melodic and lush stepping up to rolling and heavy, this EP is killing it from every angle. We had a quick chat with Radicall about this one, what he had to say? Find out below:

We really love your new EP. Tell us how would you describe ‘Lost in Time’

Radicall: Pleasure to hear this. “Lost in Time” is taken from famous “Blade Runner” monologue: “All those moments will be lost, in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.”. I’ve used a part of the monologue in one of the tracks.

What would you say was your favorite part about producing it?

Radicall: Every tune on the EP is really special for me. “Your Love” is more emotional one with chord progression inspired by disco track from ’80, it’s really unusual way of work in drum&bass I guess. I wrote “Lost in Time” just after one really great warehouse party and I wanted to catch the vibe of the night in this one. “When it’s Dark Out” is really special too, I used to open my sets with this one to take people into more atmospheric and mysterious areas. I always wanted to make my own remix of famous choir from “Ghost in the Shell” movie, so that’s idea behind “Reincarnation”, my intention was also to make long epic breakdown just before the first drop.

How long did it take to complete?

Radicall: I usually spent one week to finish a track, so the EP took me a month. Tracks were recorded in winter, I think it can be felt in nature of sound.

What do you have going on next we can look forward to?:)

Radicall: The next thing is my first gig in London with Warm Ears crew, I remember great label launch party in Romania and I’m looking forward to see and hear guys from Warm Ears again in club 512, London 27th of October – be there!

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 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.