Launched in 2015 by Ruffhouse and Gremlinz , UVB-76 Music has established itself as a leader in the field of underground sonic art, releasing a markedly consistent series of 12″ singles, EPs and a debut album in the form of Overlook’s highly anticipated ‘Smoke Signals’ album. With an intimidating stable of key recording artists including Ruffhouse, Vega, Gremlinz, Pessimist, Overlook, Clarity, Karim Mass and Outer Heaven appearing at events worldwide, UVB-76 Music has articulated a cohesive original sound matched to a visual identity created and curated by artist James Hewitt. The label continues to operate at the cusp of identification playing a line between Drum & Bass, Techno and an unidentifiable mid-way. As consistent as its namesake, echoing covert communications and unspoken espionage.
Karim Maas (Live) or Karim Maas & Vega (Live)
Dissonant Versus UVB-76:
UVB-76 artists listed above available, with just more mayhem entered into the equation and with the following Dissonant artists also available:
JK Flesh (Live or DJ set)
Dadub (Live or Hybrid Live DJ set)
Killawatt (DJ set)
Lag (DJ set)
As you might be aware, Justin Broadrick took a break from performing under his JK Flesh moniker from May of 2018 until the beginning of April, 2019. Should you want to book him from April 2019 onward, do get in touch.
Electric Deluxe New Horizon review on RA: 'An exemplary techno LP from Godflesh's Justin Broadrick. Since reviving the JK Flesh alias in 2012, Broadrick has used it to crystallize his other influences—metal, industrial, dub, shoegaze—into techno. Releases for labels like Downwards and Speedy J's Electric Deluxe positioned him as part of the contemporary techno scene. With last year's Exit Stance, he made a shift towards groove and restraint, informed by the rhythmic gymnastics of Birmingham's '90s techno greats. His second album for Speedy J's label tugs on the same thread. That's the biggest leap Broadrick makes on this record. His style of techno remains blackened by decades spent in the metal scene, but it's the use of silence and space, and the push-and-pull between aggression and restraint, that define New Horizon.'
Electronic Beats Interview HEAVY METAL TECHNO: JK FLESH ON FUTURISM, DIY CULTURE AND THE BEAUTY OF NON-MUSIC. Andy O’Conner interviewed JK Flesh about his history, influences and his most recent release, New Horizon, on Speedy J’s label Electric Deluxe. According to O' Connor, though he experiments with several different genres—mainly techno’s more obscure edges—his work is united by an intensity matched by his industrial metal background. JK Flesh takes on its own identity by subsuming other identities, making entry points nerve-racking and demanding on the listener. Passive club music this isn’t!
Bandcamp interview: As JK Flesh, Godflesh’s Justin Broadrick Finds Peace In Solitude and Techno with Jon Wiederhorn. JK Flesh is hardly Broadrick’s most established project, but it actually predates many of his best-known outfits, such as Napalm Death and Head of David in the ‘80s before forming Godflesh, and also released five full-lengths and a batch of EPs and singles with Kevin Martin (God, The Bug) as the industrial hip-hop group Techno Animal between 1991 and 2000.
Dadub Return with New 12" 'Rituals Of Resistance' EP out on Bassiani out since September 27th. It's their first full release in five years and the first solo artist record for Bassiani's label following a series of five compilation EPs. It features two original tracks and a remix by Bassiani resident Zesknel.
"In the past five years, we have been silent, and we have been progressing. Dadub is back for good, and we humbly offer this solo release as an ode to the worldwide 'Rituals of Resistance happening right now. Thanks Bassiani, we couldn't have a better home."—Dadub
"Rituals of Resistance" makes use of tribal drums, ghostly echoing samples taken from the collective consciousness. Emotive techno in its dubbiest prime evokes scenes of territories uncharted by global repression. Dadub present their very own vision of techno politics. Not shy to tap into a glitch, familiar sounds emerge from a well-orchestrated chaos. An acutely bass driven sense for rhythm combines with the inevitable esoteric beauty of hand-crafted Italian techno. This is the soundtrack for all those who yearn for an inner revolution."— Bassiani
In case you missed it, don't forget to check out the The Orb podcast, where Dadub shares with us an extract of a hybrid live set they recorded at the end of 2016 at Bassiani.The Hybrid live DJ set is just one person, however, the live set features both Marco and Daniele. Inquire about potential dates that may suit both artists!
Bangin DJ mix & feature on Abyss: Lag's unbridled and passionate delivery of electronic music leaps forth through the speakers and into the listener’s ear, and based on his rapidly growing global following and incredibly flourishing musical career: Lag is one artist that is most definitely wedging a foot in the door of the world’s confronting, no holds barred, heavy techno scene.
Clubbing Spain Premiere Lag: Ruthra [Elements]
Lag joins a list of emerging artists like Noneoftheabove and Valura on Rebekah's Elements label The Split EP is composed of two original tracks by both Lag and Rebekah and they also remix each other.
RA premiereof the undeniably warped yet funkyRebekah - Beneath The Surface (Lag Remix Rebekah teams up with Lag for a new 12-inch split on her label. Lag's remix of "Beneath The Surface" manages to plunge the Elements boss's techno cut into even darker depths. Hardwax describes the EP asEffective tough Techno pounders.
In case you need more Lag mix boisterousness, check out his recent podcast for Proper Techno. AS003 Sarf - Extrapolation EP/ Developer, Lag's remix is more direct than the previous ones, the marked rhythm provides energy and perception of the increase in the metric.
Ilian Tape interview & mix: Overlook is part of a new generation of UK artists exploring the boundaries and different possibilities of Drum & Bass. Enjoy the read and what is one forceful mix!
CARRIER 47017: Positive Centre and D&B producer Overlook merge styles as Carrier for the darkside inception of ‘47017’ on Tommy Four Seven’s label, released on September 28th 2018. 'In one of the few instances we can recall where these parallel style have crossed over, Carrier nail a mutant sound that can’t be accused of techno or D&B, but rather sits heavy in a noisily textured and highly pressurised no-person’s-land of the rave.
Up top they work out the crushing torque and divebombing dynamics of ‘Blue Nine’ beside the galloping grey area rolige of ‘Counter Illumination’. On the flipside they open out into more spacious, fluidly rhythmic terrain with the cold knocks and streaking underwater scenes of ’Suggestion’, and eaze off on the halfstep with the serious steppers techno rufige of ‘Foreshadow’.
Bunker review: Excellently produced, effective elements, and an infectious groove, it’s difficult to not nod one’s head alongside this one. Whilst more stripped back than has been previously seen throughout the EP, the percussion is more potent than ever, driving the track further through the layers of pads and textures.'
Overlook Public Image - EP/ UVB76-012 on Bleep: Just when you think there is little more that can be said in praise of Overlook’s work, he reinvigorates perception with a fresh take on his own aesthetic. A modern master at work.' You can check the Loose Lips premiere of Overlook - Déjà Vu here.
I will take maternity leave from November 1st of this year, until August 1st, 2019.
For any booking matters, please continue to use the same email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and refer to my lovely colleague Alessandra Dalla Palma from November 1st onward.
Alessandra will take care of bookings for artists listed here only: