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of shops himself, “where I can get a little more scene for fresh ears too. “To be honest, I think hear it and, hopefully, play it out. And you can’t
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money for my vinyl than by going through the the pre-dominance of certain styles within d&b just sit around hoping other people will do some- A
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traditional distribution route!” he says laughing. kinda damaged the perception of ‘drum & bass ’ thing like that – you have to do it yourself!”

with the music-buying public outside the scene
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Hard work though, and something that should – I mean, in the mid-‘90s there was such a Respect is due. So, to conclude: what’s in the
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be appreciated and acknowledged for what it diverse range of people regularly checking out works? “Next up is a three tracker by dgoHn - his
is: a labour of love. So: what is this Sound of d&b, but I think they were kinda scared away by solo vinyl debut. Then there will be a two tracker by
Subtlety?! The tracks that you’ve put out so far what was presented as ‘the way forward’ for the Fracture & Neptune featuring ‘Apollo’ and ‘Sound
have ranged from the psychedelic drum-paranoia scene in the intervening years. But I just keep Spectrum’. After that I have plans for a Polska three
of Equinox’s ‘Phantoms’ to the delicate but rollin’ wondering what the average music fan out there tracker as well as tunes from new artists such as
old skool lick ‘All Over’ by Senses… what links would think of the amazing stuff being made by Nebula, Soul Delay and Martsman. There are plans
these styles in your mind - is it a subtlety in the people like Sileni and Fracture & Neptune now?” for an Equinox EP later in the year and Jason oS
approach? “Yes! Glad to see the philosophy isn’t has also joined the roster. I also plan to do more
lost on everyone! Even though there have been Ambitious, and rightly so, but if nothing else says digital releases. There have been four already -
some loud and heavy tunes on the label, they Code, Subtle Audio “can contribute to the sur- tunes by Alpha Omega, Breakage, dgoHn and Macc,
all have their own intricacies. Also, the name is vival of the subtler drum & bass styles a lot more which are available exclusively at the Subtle Audio
intended to imply that many of the tunes on the than endless procrastinations on Dogs On Acid! I site. Next year, I plan to release two albums – one by
label aren’t necessarily ones that you will fully run the label purely because drum & bass is still Polska and a second by Macc & dgoHn…”
appreciate on first listen.” the most exciting form of music for me. I want to
make sure that this unbelievable music sees the Catch Code DJing at Techicality @ The Annexe, London on June 30.
Code is eager to reach beyond the drum & bass light of day on vinyl and that other people get to www.subtleaudiorecordings.com
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