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NC-17 returns to Metalheadz with ‘Winter Sleep’ & 2 other new tracks


Metalheadz welcomes NC-17 back to the imprint for the 2nd time with a trio of productions which are led by the dynamic sounds of ‘Winter Sleep’.

Acting as a companion piece to the Canadian producer’s Headz debut in December 2021, the 3 tracker is both fierce and dreamy and is once again inspired by film and its surrounding themes. It’s this unique take on drum and bass that holds NC-17 in a standout role and we’re delighted to have his talents back on the label.

NC-17 is a Drum & Bass producer and film graduate, based out of Toronto, Canada. The namesake refers to the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) rating system which undertakes that an NC-17 rating film would be one based around violence, sex, aberrational behaviour, drug abuse or any other element that most parents would consider too intense for viewing by their children. NC-17’s first release came with his hit ‘Slug Path’ on DSCI4 Recordings back in 2008. Right now, NC-17 is on a hot streak with steady releases on labels such as Metalheadz, Dispatch and Ram Records. He’s also garnered huge support from the likes of Goldie, Andy C, Marky and many more. 

He has been DJing for around 20 years now and started to produce music in 2005. With releases on Viper Recordings, Renegade Hardware, Mainframe, All Sorts, DSCI4, MAC II, SOM Music, Proximity, and many more. He formed his own label, Grindhou5e Audio in 2012. While the imprint was still in its infancy, it almost immediately featured tracks from the likes of State Of Mind, The Upbeats, Mr Explicit, and Smooth.

Today we premiere ‘Winter Sleep’ which you can check out below. The release drops via Metalheadz on Friday 24th June, make sure you grab a copy from here!

Winter Sleep cover

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