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Shibumi drops ‘N Line / Ulloa’ on his 10:30 imprint


For the latest release on his 10:30 label, Shibumi presents two tracks inspired by the raw sounds that drew him into Drum & Bass many years ago. ‘N Line’ opens the record with explosive drums and eerie strings, evolving into a gritty, hypnotic bass-driven roller that functions equally as a DJ tool and a dancefloor favourite. The flipside ‘Ulloa’ begins slowly, building a deep ocean of ambience before giving way to another strong groove with no lack of heavy bass and raw drums. This record marks a new direction in Shibumi’s sound that longtime Drum & Bass fans are certain to enjoy.

Raised in New Jersey and now based in San Francisco, California, Shibumi is an artist with a deep appreciation for Drum & Bass going back 15 years. The 28-year-old first got involved in music production in his early teens, achieving his first release in 2011 under the name Ackute on Textures Music Group. In 2012 he established the new alias Shibumi to further develop his sound. After a hiatus in order to complete his university degree, he returned to the project in 2017 with a renewed focus. Since then, his music has appeared on labels such as DLT9, Terra Firma, and Deception Recordings, with DJ support from the likes of Manifest, Loxy, Winslow, Askel & Elere and more. Now, with the establishment of his own label 10:30 and its associated radio show, Shibumi continues to create and share music with the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

Today we premiere ‘N Line’ which you can check out below. The release dropped on 3rd October, make sure you grab a copy from here!

N Line cover