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Nighthawks EP
ONEF 008
20 Oct 17
Drum And Bass
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Lucky Charm - (5:18) 172 BPM
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Blips - (3:53) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Nighthawks - (4:35) 172 BPM
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Missing Pieces (feat Javeon) - (4:58) 172 BPM
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Review: Hot on the heels of Monty's EP comes another barbed and bulging EP from 1985 bossman Perez. Tapping into his darker, heavier machine funk tendencies, this is Alix in 3am drum & bass dance mode: "Lucky Charm" is a purring subby low-rider, "Blips" is straight back to 2009 with its angular two-step, sinewy sound design and badman bass and "Nighthawks" is a dark soul roller with subtle samplecraft and pranged out basses. "Missing Pieces" brings us back down to earth safe and sound with a much dreamier atmosphere wrapped lavishly around Perez's light-footed beats and Javeon's distinctive soulful tones. 1985 out of 10.
Surplus One (Explicit)
ONEFLTD 003
02 Apr 15
Drum And Bass
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Acid Jam - (4:13) 174 BPM
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Fuck Outta Here - (2:49) 172 BPM
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Rip N' Dip (feat Stray) - (4:42) 57 BPM
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Understand - (4:08) 170 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Numbers EP
ONEF 003
25 Nov 16
Drum And Bass
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The Raven - (5:00) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Drifting - (5:45) 174 BPM
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Inside Your Love - (5:13) 172 BPM
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Numbers (feat Benabu) - (4:14) 172 BPM
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Review: Six months deep and already onto his third 1985 release, Perez takes us back to his roots with a sublime selection of subtle work-outs; "The Raven" persists with a rattling percussive riff and droning bassline, "Drifting" swishes and sways with a slinky two-step, yearning atmospheres and lingering keys while "Inside Your Love" is a pneumatic funk trip into two-step soul. Finally "Numbers" turns the lights down with purring, naked soul. Beautiful.
Dark Star
ONEF 009D
06 Dec 17
Drum And Bass
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Dark Star - (5:20) 174 BPM
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Played by: Vael 21
Review: What a trip it's been for Alix Perez and his 1985 imprint. Continuously pushing new concepts, sounds and artists, it's swiftly become one of the most exciting and crucially stylised imprints in the beat game, no question. Here Alix treats us to an early taster of his label's next big release with this one track treat. Returning to his soulful roller signature, it's black velvet number that purrs and slinks in such an understated yet mean way. Timeless Perez.
Archetype
ONEF 009A
20 Nov 17
Bass
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Archetype - (4:17) 85 BPM
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Review: Yes, yes! London's Alix Perez calls upon Fracture to land this latest collaboration on his own 1985 Music which, in our eyes, is one of the only last remaining meccas for true-school d&b with a forward-leaning edge. "Archetype" unleashes its sharp bass lasers over a slow-shifting, broken nu-jungle groove that sits somewhere in the vast landscape between dubstep and d&b. The tune will work like a charm for all those jungle heads looking to add a little flavor and pace to their DJ sets. Master-blaster type gear!
Ghosts EP
ONEF 002
30 Sep 16
Bass
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Alix Perez - "Ghosts" - (4:08) 86 BPM
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Alix Perez - "Hack & Slash" - (3:57) 141 BPM
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Alix Perez/Taso - "Andromeda" - (3:54) 160 BPM
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Alix Perez - "Tempest" - (3:28) 103 BPM
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Alix Perez - "Crush" - (3:51) 85 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: We love the way Alix Perez has branched out in recent years. While we used to associate him to the minimal d&b wave that spawned in the late 00s, he's begun to venture onto into more diverse territories, as of late. He's up on his own 1985 Music here, and "Ghosts" is exactly the sort of glitchy, pseudo hip hop sketch that we now expect from the guy, but the real heat comes from "Hack & Slash", a total hybrid tune that goes from juke to dubstep, and back to something we're not really sure how to label. But, this is exactly how experimentation works and how new genres are created, something which is also very audible from his collaboration tune with Taso, "'Andromeda". "Tempest" is perhaps the weirdest and most daring of the lot, and the tune where Perez's d&b roots really come out, whereas "Crush" is a swinging, London bullet rhythm, for the heads. All in all, a much recommended affair.
Oksana
ONEF 007O
21 Nov 17
Bass
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Oksana - (2:25) 89 BPM
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Played by: BURNIE
Review: It's been almost ten years of Eprom music already, and it's about time that he was called up to Alix Perez's 1985 Music, an imprint which takes it upon itself to release the most wide-eyed forms of bass-heavy music known to man. This one-track killer, "Oksana", is a pleasure from the first beat touching down on the speakers. Spewing a hip-hop sensibility from all angles, and guided by a vicious, ringing bassline that screams to be plaid out at some absurdly high volumes. Propah gear.
Drone Warfare
ONEF 007
28 Nov 17
Bass
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Oksana - (2:25) 89 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Drone Warfare - (4:25) 150 BPM
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Raw Data - (3:41) 160 BPM
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Full Mag - (2:43) 100 BPM
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Played by: Hex
Review: Based in Portland, futuristic bass music producer Eprom teams up with 1985 music for his brand new EP entitled 'Drone Warfare'. With early support from Mixmag, this EP takes a unique approach to underground electronic music in general, focussing on the unpredictability of industrial musical elements. The title track is a rollercoaster, with incredible layers of artistic sound design coupled with subtle rhythmic elements and creepy atmospherics. Next up 'Raw Data' takes a more hip hop approach with industrial percussion running wild. It gets even cooler with 'Oskana' which brings even more twisted synthesis to the table, leading perfectly into the syncopated genius of the final track 'Full Mag'.
Jump Suit
ONEF 006
29 Sep 17
Drum And Bass
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Broken - (4:55) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Night (feat SOLAH) - (4:54) 172 BPM
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Reset - (5:13) 174 BPM
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Jump Suit - (3:45) 174 BPM
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Played by: Elsta
Review: Ivy Lab's Halogenix invites into his wardrobe for a cheeky fashion parade on Perez's 1985. Riffling through his range of jumpsuits, he treats us to a range of outfits; first we have his And Alix's slinky skin-tight "Broken" which groans with such bass pressure it's hard to breathe, then we have the loose and floaty two-tone outfit "The Night" with Solah where light shades refresh each other with raw soul. Deeper down the rails we glide for a minimal low cut roller laced with rich wavy synths and a hip-hugging breakbeat. Finally the acid-bubbling, block-knocking title track is a bulletproof heat resistant jumpsuit; the likes of which are usually worn by superheroes... Heroes like you when you drop this to an unexpecting crowd.
Hold Me Back EP
ONEF 005
18 Aug 17
Drum And Bass
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Hold Me Back (feat Benabu) - (5:20) 174 BPM
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The Underground Fable - (5:23) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Spongy Conversation - (5:30) 174 BPM
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The Savage Chase - (5:20) 174 BPM
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Played by: IKON-B, Alert
Review: Toulouse representing! Young Monty steps out for his debut 1985 release... And it's a bit of an occasion; he's the first artist to have their own EP on the label beyond Perez and his and Eprom's Shades project. Naturally he's delivered; "Hold Me Back" is deliciously space age and soulful, "The Underground Fable" is all about the highly-sprung steps and stark minimal shivers, "Spongy Conversation" continues the stark vocal theme over a grimy riddim that's not too far away from Commix at their finest while "The Savage Chase" takes us right down the roller rabbit hole with moody pressure and deep fog horn bass sweeps. Killer.
Night The Dreadless Angel
ONEF 004
24 Mar 17
Bass
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Chiron (remix) - (3:12) 160 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sleaze - (3:46) 133 BPM
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Creepin' - (3:23) 85 BPM
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K.S.P. - (3:09) 128 BPM
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Played by: Tik&Borrow
Review: Well hello there Shades, it's been a while... Understandable, really, considering both Perez and Eprom's solo careers. And considering the insane levels of production at play. Weirded-out vibes and twisted designs like this don't appear from nowhere - these guys are pushing each other to the limit here. It's clear from the updated version of their 2015 entry track "Chiron" as the textures are even more unique and the bass even more sabre-toothed. Elsewhere "Sleaze" is a gritty, oily, 23rd century robot porn-flick soundtrack, "Creeper" is the sound of machine revolting in harmony while "K.S.P" takes all those dangerous, loin-girding sounds that first scared the dickens out of you when you first heard jungle as a kid and turbo-charges them with 21st century evil. Outstanding and untouchable.
Better To Reign In Hell Than To Serve In Heaven
ONEFLTD 001
02 Sep 16
Bass
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Cryptic - (3:24) 159 BPM
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Third Gate - (4:20) 87 BPM
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Hypeflex - (4:22) 107 BPM
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Gravediggin' - (2:48) 152 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Bees - (3:54) 107 BPM
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Creepin'
ONEF 004C
17 Mar 17
Bass
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Creepin' - (3:23) 85 BPM
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Review: Shades are a trans-Atlantic duo Alix Perez (Belgium/UK) and Eprom (USA) who deal in dark and messed up hip-hop. Their Better To Reign In Hell Than To Serve In Heaven record had the likes of XLR8 frothing at the mouth. They're keeping the vibes going here by releasing another stopgap jam, "Creepin" and it's all bad (in a good way). The track is a teaser from their much-anticipated forthcoming EP, Night the Dreadless Angel, and it's a banger - all creepy fuzzy distortion, heavy beats and speaker bustin' low end throbs. Bad has never sounded so good!
Sleaze
ONEF 004SL
10 Mar 17
Bass
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Sleaze - (3:46) 133 BPM
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Powers Of Two
ONEFLTD 002
05 Feb 16
Bass
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Dogstar - (3:54) 57 BPM
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One Knock - (3:20) 53 BPM
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Powers Of Two - (4:35) 150 BPM
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Unholy - (3:55) 85 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Elephant Dreams EP
ONEF 001
01 Jul 16
Drum And Bass
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Elephant Dreams - (6:20) 172 BPM
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Alix Perez - "Had I Known" - (5:17) 172 BPM
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Alix Perez - "Stnkr" - (3:47) 172 BPM
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Room 667 - (4:36) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Belgian producer Alex Perez steps aside from his long-standing association with Shogun Audio to launch his own label, 1985 Records. Described by the man himself as a "platform rooted primarily in the 85 / 170 BPM bracket but also going beyond with no rules applied," the label sets a high bar in the quality stakes with this Elephant Dreams 12" from Perez himself. Taut moody rolling ruffage is the order of the day on the title cut, one of two collaborations with Skeptical, whilst "Had I Known" offers a more hopeful vibe before a dank mood descends on "STNKR". This broken slab of bass science is the highlight here, though the closing brittle jungle of Skeptical co-production "Room 667" isn't far behind!
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