Kicking off 2014 in the most spectacular fashion, Critical Music enters its 12th year with the its biggest artist compilation to date. Painstakingly put together by label boss Kasra over the past year, Underground Sonics is an exciting overview of modern day drum & bass, showcasing the true dexterity of one of the most well regarded, independent electronic music labels in the UK today. Kasra has pulled out all the stops, sifting through his phone book to enlist the talents of some of the biggest and most exciting producers in the game.
Noisia, Dub Phizix, Enei, Phace, Sam Binga, Mefjus and Kasra himself all make sterling contributions that make for an album of the best of Underground Sonic expression.
It’s been a few years since our last fully fledged label compilation so I wanted to ensure this one was as vital as possible. For me this album truly encapsulates the essence of Critical, a balanced mix of all that’s exciting about this music – heads down lights out rollers, experimental side steps and some slightly more aggressive attention grabbers. This album is made up of tracks by the core Critical acts alongside a select group of label friends and for me is a snapshot of where the label is at now and where it is heading. – Kasra
Underground Sonics is available now on Vinyl & Digital download from our Surus shop. Digital package includes album mix by Mefjus.