“When the Bass Drops” comes with the potential to absolutely enchant you: Massive trippy-funky dubstep-riffs meet with ill-esha´s unique soul voice – a magical acoustic tightrope walk between Dubstep, Hip-Hop, Soul and Trip-Hop as I-Cue himself calls it…. Trip-Step or Dub-Hop. Hailing from Vancouver now San Francisco based ill-esha burst onto the North American electronic scene as a soul vocalist featured on various releases for the likes of Breakbeat Science, Fokuz, and BluSaphir. Her multi-dimensional approach spans Glitch-Hop, Dubstep and Downtempo, which has set ill-esha apart amidst some of electronic music’s most groundbreaking acts: Releases on trendsetting labels as Muti Music, Daly City, Haunted Audio, Dub Police and many more are amongst the landmarks of her career. Catching the ears of our audience with outstanding remixes for envloop NYC based artist I-Cue now debuts with his first own release. His previous artistic biography shows him as a producer of various albums since the mid 1990’s on New York´s most avant-garde electronic music label Jungle Sky / Liquid Sky. Being the first to execute Hip-Hop/Drum & Bass productions that formed the sound of “Hip Step”, he may count as one of the true originators and influences of Hip-Hop infused electronic music today. He has worked with producer/engineer Carlos Bess (who actually engineered this release), emcee T.R.A.C. (Next Level $#it) and remixed artists such as Texta, Gravediggaz, Craig G, Tasha & Cridge, Prime Mover & Chuck B. as well as a collaboration with Muffler. Brilliant remixes from different genres come from: NY based artists Odyssey and Billy Ray Stylus, ill-esha herself, Germany based artist Mightiness and UK based artists Kooky and Frozen Smoke gallantly join the illustrious round of artists. Continue reading…
‘Giving up on Love’ is a debut single from Kooky and is a dirty ride through house music that epitomizes the sound of Kooky at present. Pat Fulgoni delivers his menacing, powerful dark tones with a force of nature that is the only way Fulgoni knows.
Courtesy of Envloop Records and due for release on all the usual portals from September 26th 2011.
All this will be wrapped up into an exceptional mix of high quality remixes by artists such as James Kininmonth (UK), I-Cue (NYC), Frozen Smoke (UK), Mightiness (Germany) and Hillberg (A). Would you expect anything less from Envloop Records….? Continue reading…
One year of Envloop Records: A reason to celebrate for us, but also an opportunity to thank you, our audience.
Since Envloop began, we have come a long way, having built up the label as a haven for artists from around the globe and for electronic tunes from all different styles and genres. Artists such as TC Izlam, Soul Slinger, I-Cue, Kooky, Frozen Smoke, just to name a few…
Envloop stays true to it’s basic concept to be open not only to top artists, but also to encourage musical experiments. The 2000’s, so we were told, would only leave space for labels strictly specialized in their specific genres. We chose a different path: Tracks and artists from across the spectrum of genres, just as it was when electronic music imprints first started. The only standard across the label’s releases is the high quality. Continue reading…
A trip through time and space: In 1996 US-Drum&Bass legend Soul Slinger together with Supa MC TC Izlam (aka T-Frequency To The Love Degree) released “Zulu Music Pt.1 and 2” on his legendary label “Jungle Sky Records”, having been a platform for so many artists who made their ways into the world´s artist-elite such as A Guy Called Gerald, Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Spooky and Air Liquide, just to name a few.
On envloop 005 “Zulu Music 2011 EP” this true jewel of New Yorican Underground found it´s way into the present decade, given a treatment by it´s creator Soul Slinger and Austrian artist Hillberg. What had been anticipating “Dubstep” decades before this genre was born, now comes along as a trippy Hip Hop tune reminiscent of the sound of Stereo MC´s or Gary Clail. Continue reading…
Struboskop feat. Violetta Parisini: Dont Stop Robot EP
genre: electrohouse | electrobreaks | drum&bass
“Don´t Stop, Robot!” is a groovy, catchy Italo-Discohouse/Synthpop tune. The warm jazzy vocal bring this hypnotic tune up to epic heights, and soon you’ll be singing “Don´t Stop, Robot! Just sayin´ yes and no and yes and…”.
Track two, “Roboskop” furthers the Italo feeling on your turntable, getting you “pazzo” over it, as does track three, “Roboterotic”. Alberto Terzi´s Clubmix of “Don’t Stop, Robot” is a superb re-interpretation of the original. It´s Italo Synthpop grooves will have you doing “the robot” in no time. Why we are so sure about it? Well, because it’s worked like this on dancefloors from Shanghai to Vienna where the tune has already been tried and tested. On all those dancefloors, it didn’t take a minute to turn the “dance”floors into “Robot”floors… Continue reading…
Hillberg: MetaAmphetaMine E.P.
genre: electrohouse | electrobreaks | drum&bass | dubstep
MetaAmphetaMine, Envloop Records release 002, is a massive indie-club tunes release, again following Envloop’s philosophy to present a wide range of electronic music styles to the audience.
The Original is a hypnotic ElectroHouse/ElectroPop tune, as addictive through headphones as it is on the dancefloor.
The range of remixes goes from Mightiness´ massive Drum&Bass Remix over to DJ Odyssey’s Retro-Old School NYC-Breaks Rework, bringing back the early 1990’s, when House and ElectroBreaks in the style of Afrika Bambaattaa ruled the streets of New York. Continue reading…
genre: drum&bass | electrohouse | electrobreaks | dubstep
So here is, how envloop records say their first “hello!” to the world: “Extraprotected” is a boosting and rocking d&b tune by Bremen, Germany based artist Mightiness aka Ralph Klenke.
Fresh and juicy, this tune is meant to rock dancefloors around the globe.
But envloop wouldn´t be envloop, if this tune hadn´t undergone some reworks by various artists from around the world, amongst them electronic music-pioneers as NYC based DJ I-Cue, well known as Hipstep-pioneer and one of the most reputed artists of Zulu Nation NYC and Jungle Sky Rec. NYC. Continue reading…
Music video for Mightiness – Extra Protected EP; track will be released under envloop records on the 20th of May.
It’s a take on the world full of fear and noble lies where everybody is looking for protection and is getting it through their beliefs and signs they trust. Ending up in a senseless clash between good and evil. The Sun is good and protecting us while Mikey Moose, under the command of Great Pagan himself, is leading the underworld…
Kooky is based in Liverpool, England and has been an underground electronic dance music producer for the past 16 years. He has programmed, recorded, produced and released material all over Europe, mainly as part of a live five piece electronic band called ISM™(Universal Egg Records/ Category One Records 1994-2001). Kooky also performed, arranged and wrote with The Fircharmers- 1990-1994. Kooky™s style has ranged from Techno, Drum and Bass, Breaks, Dub step, Indie and House music.Kooky has released 12”s on the Silicon Hustler label, with High Days Gramaphone Records and as a member of duo Hopper™ with Lock Up Music Publishing.
He has also published dance tracks for inclusion on a library music CD(5) package through Zone Music for inclusion in films, TV and adverts.
A recent collaboration sees Kooky teaming up with sound scraping electronic live band Frozen Smoke. Fusing laptops, analogue synths, guitars and live drums.Kooky is also resident DJ for club nights and impromptu shenanigans. Continue reading…
Under the influence of his Techno-experiences DJ Mightiness started as a Drum&Bass DJ in 1998 after his interest had been drawn to D&B via Techstep.
In his sets you can hear his origin based in Bremen, Germany, his style is the same hard, bassy and twisted.
His personal favourites are Andy C., Brookie and Ram Rec., and you always can find him also on a Panacea-party.
Aside from D&B he listens to chilly and phatt Hip Hop with meaningful texts, Amin Tobin and of course everxthing from Drum&Bass.
Aside from his DJ career he studies law and loves skateboarding and snowboarding.
To say it in the words of our “Dr. Envloop”: “It is about the moment, when energies and emotions are getting packed into a tunes of mine, when they “explode” in a musical way… in this way music for me is the way to speal a clear and true word.”