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Critical Music ‘Fifteen Years Of Underground Sonics’ Compilation


Critical Music reaches its 100th release in its 15th year, celebrating with the landmark album ‘Fifteen Years Of Underground Sonics’. Spanning the broad spectrum of drum & bass that the Critical sound represents, the exceptional ‘15’ album is as bold as it is beautiful and looks to serve the test of time in the D&B history books.

“Over the past 15 years the label I started as a hobby, as a way to involve myself in drum and bass, has taken over my life. I’m so lucky to have worked with such incredible artists, have them realise their creativity, and travelled all over the world spreading the sound I love.

I deliberated for a long time over what type of record we should put together to celebrate reaching both our 15th birthday and 100th release. I like to think of us as a label that looks forward, that focuses on what the future holds and on how to make statements without sacrificing our core ideals, to release exciting music centred around the 170bpm tempo. So with this in mind I wanted the LP to be about where the label is now and where it’s going, a snapshot of the music that represents the Critical sound by core label acts and some choice friends.

This album is an insight into Critical Music in 2017 and a thank you to all who have been involved in any way over the past 15 years.” Kasra Critical

You can check out the first track of the album from Ivy Lab called ‘Amber’ and check out our Competition to Win 15 years goodies & Nozstock tickets here

01. Enei – The Process ft. DRS
02. Break – In The Clouds
03. Sam Binga – Show You Something ft. Eva Lazarus
04. Mefjus – Mirage
05. Kasra – Phases
06. Hyroglifics – Swish
07. Ivy Lab – Amber
08. The Upbeats – Grasshopper
09. Foreign Concept – Breaking Again ft. Naomi Olive
10. Emperor – Bad Blood
11. Klax – The Mute
12. Halogenix – Flames ft. SOLAH
13. Current Value – Leave Behind
14. Signal – Descent
15. Shyun – Unfold

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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