Brand new label, bags of experience. Default Recordings is a new name on the drum & bass block, but incorporate years of firsthand experience and knowledge gained from the world’s dancefloors. From the earliest acid house days, through the hardcore revolution, right up to the present day, those behind Default have been there and done that. They bring all this awareness and knowhow to bear on Default Recordings, and what’s more, they bring you some amazing music on their first release.
QST is the artist responsible. Having been involved in music since the pirate radio days, he started outat the legendary Labyrinth night at the 4 Aces club. He maintains a number of radio commitments alongside international DJ appearances.
Default001 kicks off with Yellow, a rolling, old skool-esque track, which encourages you to fully immerse yourself in its sound. The beats are luxurious, and the classic vocal sample fits perfectly on top of the inch perfect drums. The bass warms you up from underneath, allowing you to drift off on the perfectly smooth, relaxing track. Simple, but highly effective production is QST’s watchword on this one, with all elements combining brilliantly. Expect maximum support from the liquid massive.
Dazee - “Brilliant thanks! lovely soulful tracks ”
Bass Island Milan – “Free spirit!” 5/5
A-sides “Nice Liquid vibes on Yellow but I like the deeper vibe on Red Dwarf. Nice release!”
Things continue with the epic Red Dwarf. A deeply involving ride, Red Dwarf demonstrates that what QST is doing is more than your average d&b. He lifts things off, moving rapidly into space. Red Dwarf’s territory is somewhat reminiscent of LTJ Bukem circa Logical Progression, but with a decidedly contemporary feeling. The bass blasts you with its backwash, as you are moved body and soul into a new and faraway place. The track pushes you subtly into understanding what QST is trying to do, but you are still free to decide on where you are going when you get there. A voyage into the unknown, with QST as your guide.
Get to know Default Recordings. They are going to be everywhere soon.
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