Off​-​Switch Selections Vol​.​1 (OSC 001)

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Introducing the newly formed digital/vinyl hybrid imprint Off-Switch Audio, label owner, producer and long-time Sub.FM resident Sam ULG kicks off his ambitious enterprise with a freely available compilation of curated music from all over the world. Founded on the aspiration of furthering the underground bass music scene, he’s now brought forth a colossal debut give-away.

Starting off with Nuboid’s ‘It’s Jazzy’, unhurried plucks of harmony arise through intrinsically minimalistic arrangements, forming themselves along laidback rhythms into a mellow string-up of sounds - pristine and laidback in its nature. What follows after, is the sublime synthesis of trap- and wave-esque pulses ‘Back to Purple’ by Portuguese sound man Rkeat - holding its weight in all the right places.

With ‘The Drip’ - UK based label owner Sam ULG leaves the listener enthralled in an unworldly, subterranean place, tremors reverberating alongside a mammoth foundation of low-end, unwaveringly melting any capable system. Gnischrew unleashes what turns out to be a heavyweight Dub-Steppa drenched with indissoluble groove, while Moosiqunt takes the listener back into ethereal space, skillfully displaying his remarkably experimental and brilliantly arranged take on bass music - flushed in an array of foley samples. Aptly named ’64 Dub’ by rising talent Repulsion commands a differing tone - unveiling gritty rhythm staccatos, as the expertly controlled soundscape of lo-fi leads and murky vibes unfold apace with it’s drum counterparts. Deserted in an unwieldy bedrock of sub, hypnotically coiling the ambience forward and paving the way for Khromi’s “Progression”. Akin to a musing contemplation, the Glasgow based artist offers his exquisite compound of musical tides - administering the soothing closing note to this top-notch array of sounds.


released February 17, 2017

Artwork by Hannah Carrol

Write up by Georg Gnischrew


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