Subverse-NYC presents Kryptic Minds & Asylum with SGNL, ROZI, I.N.I., Max Mischief, powered by the Tsunami Bass Experience
17 Meadow St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11206
This event is 21 and over
Ten years since they formed, 2009 marks a turning point in the disturbed mental explorations of Kryptic Minds. Having built an enviable back catalogue of dark, deadly drum & bass, the production duo of Si & Leon aka Kryptic Minds have quickly established a foothold in the exploding global dubstep scene. momentum and release. Instead they unleash fearsome sub bass assaults that lead listeners into an edgy otherworld and have become staples of sets by halfstep innovator Youngsta (Rinse FM) as well as Loefah himself.
As the flagship artists on Loefah DMZ's label Swamp 81, their 12"s and album "One of Us" continue dubstep's tradition for stone-cold halfstep, flying against the dancefloor's natural urges for momentum and release. Instead they unleash fearsome sub bass assaults that lead listeners into an edgy otherworld and have become staples of sets by halfstep innovator Youngsta (Rinse FM) as well as Loefah himself.
The Kryptic Minds sound acknowledges the difference between edgy and too angry; that restraint often has more impact than chaotic release. This deft understanding of the tensions and contradictions buried within dubstep, and how you use them is played out yet further on their new album "One of Us," due on Swamp 81. Whereas some albums try to cover many different moods, tempos and directions, the album zooms in on edgy 140bpm halfstep, forcing the listener into a headspace where perfectly placed details come into vivid focus, like the hyper-real intensity of night adrenalin. Everything is taughtly coiled, as if priming the listener for a flight-or-fight reflex. The tension is barely unleashed throughout the album.
Kryptic Minds, then just Si, first gained prominence in the drum & bass scene when Andy C's Ram subsidiary Frequency released 'The Truth', quickly earning itself anthem status. The track's success brought Si new creative opportunities: it was at this time Si and Leon Switch began a long and fruitful production partnership. Together the duo released tracks on some of the drum & bass scene's flagship labels, such as Penetration, Renegade Hardware, Tech Freak, Freak Recordings, and Goldie's seminal Metalheadz. They also established their own label Defcom Records, on which they released 27 singles, including 'Take the Pain Away' and 'No Escape,' as well as their debut album, the drum & bass opus "Lost All Faith." 2007 saw it declared by ATM magazine as one of the best drum & bass albums of all time. It was also at this time they set up new label Osiris Music uk, to release a wide range of music.
Inspired by Mala Digital Mystikz, Loefah and Burial 2008 saw the duo re-discover their musical faith through dubstep, following the establishing of creative alliances with halfstep dons Youngsta and Loefah. One of Loefah's classic's "Root" received the Kryptic Minds remix treatment. They also played at one of dubstep's most hallowed institutions, DMZ. The future's dark, the future's Kryptic Minds.
Uprise Audio | Crunch Recordings
Introducing Asylum to NYC, one of our favorite producers, and for good reason. One half of the notorious duo Vicious Circle, he's seen lots of action of late, from his upfront release on Uprise Audio (UA02), to the fresh new "Germinate EP" on Crunch Recordings, to the huge support from Youngsta, being a staple in many of his sets. This man is on fire at the minute! Expect to hear a set of 140bpm naughtiness along with a special late night b2b dnb session!!
Rubik | Absys | Deep Foc.us | 88DC | Bios Recordings
We welcome SGNL on as a new Subverse-NYC rotating resident.
Deeper | Tuba
(Subverse / Rood.FM, BK)