OUT NOW: Bop x Subwave – ‘Love & Other Drugs’

November 22, 2019 in News

Two of Russia’s finest drum & bass producers have combined forces for an exciting new project. St Petersburg’s Microfunk mastermind Bop, and Moscow’s minimalistic groove guru Subwave, unite for their debut collaborative release ‘Love & Other Drugs’. With their elegant approach to drum & bass, this four-track EP fuses futuristic indie-electronica, 2-step UK garage, glitchy beats and 80’s inspired vocal stylings.

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Progressive euphoria is the name of the game in ‘Teardrops’ as Bop x Subwave pick apart the structure of D+B in this warm, delicate and hypnotic glitch number. Following suit is ‘Space Warp’ – darker with eerie undertones, packaged as a sub-heavy stepper.

The second half of ‘Love & Other Drugs’ sees the duo branch out beyond the realms of traditional D+B. The bittersweet ballad ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’ is kitted out with a definitive 80’s style. Seeing the EP home is ‘The Touch’ with the syncopated beatwork of 2-step UK Garage, complete with skippy breaks and snappy vocal sampling.

In the decade since the release of Hospital Records’ ‘Future Sound Of Russia’ LP, Bop and Subwave have produced an impressive array of tracks across Hospital Records, Med School, Liquicity, Shogun Audio, Metalheadz and Microfunk, cementing their reputations for going beyond the boundaries of D+B. Keep your eyes peeled for more collaborative musings from Bop x Subwave in 2020.

 

‘Love & Other Drugs’ is available now across all major digital and streaming platforms, as well as a stunning dual-tone 12″ picture disc vinyl.

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Hospital Podcast 423 with London Elektricity

It's that time of week again! London Elektricity is back for the 423rd episode of the Hospital Podcast! In this weeks mix, expect to hear more new music from the likes of Bop x Subwave, Etherwood, Mitekiss, Degs and many other fresh tracks taken from our Hospitality House Party compilation out this Friday! Tracklist: Polaris - Eternal Conflict Bop x Subwave - Escape From U Etherwood - Isolation Jam Dilemma - Exit Stage Left Siege - Plastic People BCee & Charlotte Haining - Almost There BCee & Charlotte Haining - History Mitekiss - Tonic Think Tonk - Mus' Be Mad Danny Byrd - Do It Again Askel - Saboteur Missing - Junglist Nation Dr Meaker - These Sounds (refix) Makoto - Think (feat. MC LowQui) Etherwood - Light My Way Home (Isolation Jam) Impish - White Pony Ruckspin - As She Passes By (feat. J Appiah) Camo & Krooked - Climax Bop x Subwave - Higher Dimension Etherwood - Begin By Letting Go (Isolation Jam) Etherwood - We're Nothing Without Love (Isolation Jam) Hugh Hardie x Mitekiss - Elska Bop x Subwave - Lo Fi Romance Dr Meaker - House Is A Feeling (refix) Degs - Pressure Cooker (feat. Logistics) Mitekiss - Charter Krakota - To The Top (feat. Siege MC) Dr Meaker - Discos Revenge (refix) Blacklab - Columbia Etherwood - Afterglow (Isolation Jam)
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