Tuesday, May 08, 2012

22:22 001 Sunchase & Nickbee - Belltine

Sunchase & Nickbee - Belltine / Summo

Label: 22:22
Release date: 14th May 2012
Cat no: 2222_001
Distribution: Triplevision
Formats: 12” & Digital

Fans of bass music are probably familiar with the work of Ukrainians Sunchase & NickBee. After receiving recognition from listeners, labels and colleagues all over the world the duo decided to create their own label, the mysteriously titled 22:22.

22:22 is the first Ukrainian drum and bass label, releasing music on vinyl and in digital format. The label’s debut release is the single, Summo / Belltine, two slices of aggressive and futuristic soundscaping that are impossible to ignore.

Belltine - Sunchase & NickBee

A deceptively orderly intro sequence gives way to powerful percussion, staccato rhythms and ominous sound design. Thundering drums, thick basslines and cold, otherworldly engineering conjure up images of uninhabited planets and their alien landscapes.

Summo - Nickbee

On the flip to Belltine is Summo, from Nickbee. Into his own version of chewing, growling neurofunk bass technology Nickbee skillfully interweaves echoes of the East, while the pounding drumtrack showcases a talent for audio well beyond his young age.