envloop 009: Frozen Smoke – Black Dog Rock EP

“Black Dog Rock EP” – Finally, Frozen Smoke’s first single release on envloop records. Known for his remixes with a hard electro twist, Frozen Smoke stays true to his style also on this release. Punchy, crispy electrobreaks riffs with a twist, heading straight into the darkness. The release boasts remixes from Kooky, NYC based artists I-Cue and Odyssey and a crispy Dubstep interpretation from Hillberg and Relate. (mehr …)

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envloop 008: I-Cue feat. Ill-Esha – When The Bass Drops E.P.
I-Cue feat. Ill-Esha - When The Bass Drops E.P.

envloop 008: I-Cue feat. Ill-Esha – When The Bass Drops E.P.

“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. (mehr …)

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envloop 006: One Year envloop! Out June 6, 2011
Sampler Envloop 006

envloop 006: One Year envloop! Out June 6, 2011

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. (mehr …)

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envloop 005: Hillberg vs. Soul Slinger feat. TC Izlam–Zulu Music 2011 E.P
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envloop 005: Hillberg vs. Soul Slinger feat. TC Izlam–Zulu Music 2011 E.P

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. (mehr …)

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I-Cue. New York City. USA.
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I-Cue. New York City. USA.

DJ/Producer/Hipstep Pioneer

Surviving on talent and desire, while ingeniously creating a unique experimental blend of Hip Hop / Drum and Bass music known as Hip Step (Hip-hop Influenced Productions Stimulating The Earth’s People), New York City based I-Cue is out to make more than just a little noise. A true innovator in a world of followers, I-Cue holds the title of Hip Step pioneer… one of the few in the world.
Member to New Yorks legendary Zulu Nation Crew around music legend Afrika Bambaattaa I-Cue has also shown a range of production styles with numerous acid jazz / hip hop releases dating back from 1994 to 1996 on a label called New Breed Records. This is the point in I-Cue’s career (and history) where the hip step genre began to develop – a subgenre of the new jungle hop / jump up genre. In 1996, I-Cue was signed to the infamous Liquid Sky Records. (mehr …)

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