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This year we salute Digital Soundboy on ten years, the label who were influential in developing the careers of bass heroes Skream, Benga, DJ Fresh and Redlight, to name but a few. To mark this colossal occasion a special Digital Soundboy compilation will be released on December 4th. The compilation will feature retro cuts from Breakage (‘Fighting Fire’ & ‘Hard’), Benny Page (‘Turn Down The Lights’) and newer releases from Mak & Pasteman (‘Oh Baby’). From Shy FX expect the classics (‘Feelings’ & ‘Everyday’) and the throwback reggae sounds of ‘Soon Come’. Brand new tracks will also feature courtesy of Dismantle, Breakage, Lazune and more.
Throughout the 10 years, Digital Soundboy has worked with a multitude of artists. In the early years it created a platform for the likes of Shy FX & T Power, Visionary, Benny Page & Breakage. More recently they joined forces with B.Traits, Mak & Pasteman and Dismantle, who has since gone on to collaborate with Major Lazer.
Digital Soundboy is a benchmark for eclectic electronic bass music. Since 2005 it has been one of the most exciting and original independent labels around, frequently pushing boundaries with sounds so far ahead they defy easy categorisation. It has been a trailblazer and a pace-setter, with a quality threshold that borders on ruthless – the product of an intense, obsessive musical passion. Most releases are singles and EPs, but there have been LPs too: Shy FX ‘Diary of a Digital Soundboy’, Breakage’s 2010 album skilfully bridged the divide between underground and accessible and his long-awaited return this year with ‘When The Night Comes’ tore up the rulebook in spectacular style once again.
To honour the label’s decade long history Digital Soundboy are hosting their very own send-off at Fabric, ‘THE LAST PARTY’ on December 4th, featuring a whole host of Digital Soundboy alumni from across the 10 years. Tickets available now. The DSB family will also be touring the country for ‘THE LAST TOUR’ see Shy FX, MistaJam, Friction, Breakage, Dismantle & Hutch for more info go to www.digitalsoundboy.com
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