Birmingham-based Eternal Muzic Records has been kicking up dust since 2011 with its jump up and roller-charged records and UK-based events. With Luke Harris aka Chunky Bizzle at the helm, Eternal Muzic has equipped drum and bass heads with banger after banger. Artists to release tracks on Eternal include Jayline, Jando, Vital, Dub Justice, Lyptikal, Total Recall, Sativa Dub, Macky Gee, Tomoyoshi and others.
Review: Newcomer Adz makes his debut on Eternal Muzic with four very springy jump-up bubblers, all riffy and full of wonky, grotty energy. 'Asylum' brings in ravey elements and a demonic down-pitched vocal, 'Strange Thoughts' is a tightly coiled weird-out while 'Dangerous Killer' goes all mournful in its bass textures while 'All Lies' is just total high-freq bassline mischief. And that's the truth.
Review: Riding in, right on time, Dub Justice smashes his gabble down and declares freedom for all with these positive 'Vibrations'. Bubblesome funk with a jump-up edge, across the four tracks we're treated to all the essential party elements; classic well-known vocals ('Vibrations'), cheeky two-note bass riffage that stays in your head for days on end ('Chess') bouncy playfulness that's a dream to mix and chop ('Bad') and a homage to one of the most important characters in 80s kids TV: 'B A Baracus'. Did your mamma raise a fool?
Review: Original Raving Crew bossman Inspire lets rip with one of his biggest releases to date - 'Body & Soul'. Coming at us on Eternal Muzic and flexing the full range of what he's known for, it's a huge collection that spans from old school hardcore and early jungle feels on tracks like 'Leave Me' to classic late 2000s riffy jump-up like 'New Beginnings'. Elsewhere we have riot-inducing tear-ups like 'Real Music' and feel-good bumpers like the title track. Inspirational.
Review: As if their walloping '5 Seconds' EP wasn't quite enough bangerage to keep us lively as we move into spring, along come Niterider and Chunky Bizzle with another epic hamper of heaviness. 'Pure Problems' hits with a decaying metallic harmonic bass and manipulated vox sample, setting the scene and parameters for the rest of the EP. Highlights include sweet skanks and disgusting drop of 'Rudeboi Selector' and the shimmy shimmy soul of the intro and breakdown of 'I Got It'. We got 99 problems but this EP ain't one.
Review: Heavyweight bruisers only: Niterider and Chunky Bizzle collide for four disgusting tear-ups on Eternal Muzic. '5 Seconds' takes the lead with a Belgian style high frequency question and a guttural, swampy answer style riff. Pure dark funk, it's in good company: 'Murder Charge' brings a little system-shaking heat with its short flexing reggae vocal and epic wobbly subs, 'One More Time' is a real rasping, aggy cut that's not dissimilar to the jump-up sounds of the early 2000s before 'Wheel It' shuts down the EP on a totally scatty one. Off the wall flavours.
Review: Stop the party... It sounds like phrase that should have been said at certain shindigs certain UK politicians were hosting over the last few lockdowny years but it's actually a sample in this floor-burner from rising young rave blazer Skudkid. It's backed by three more murky missives: 'Whoa!' lives up to its name with its offkey harmonic turbine blast bass notes, 'Zombies Of Nairobi' is funky enough to wake the dead with its minimal funk and big oozy, woozy bassline and 'Contract Killer' is pure sniper material thanks to its epic high voltage bassline. Party on dudes, said a certain leader to his certain cronies.
Review: Beats to polish those pearly whites to; Niteride chomps down with another fresh set to sign out 2021. 'Toothless' is built around a brilliantly absurd spoken sample, a gutter-slurping bassline and a dreamy breakdown. Elsewhere 'Dance Program' gets all trippy with the foggy bass groans and interesting harmonics before 'Wet Rizzla' soundtracks everyone's worst nightmare... A soggy last paper! Finally 'Sociopath' shuts down the EP with an eruption of finger clicks, sheet metal harmonies and more switches than a power station. Grin when you're winning.
Review: Following releases on Breeze and Dutty Bass, Wrekka returns to Eternal with 'Enemy', a grumbly slab of stepperism that's laced with a classic horror film arpeggio. More magic follows as 'Hocus Pocus' creeps up behind and casts spells with its minimal make-up and maximal tension. 'Hold Me' brings a little tension into the mix with its high freq synth line and ghostly vocal texture while 'Living Dead' finishes the EP with brazen bass bumps that drip like slime over the kicks. Keep this 'Enemy' close.
Review: Sub-liminal bossman Agro makes a rare appearance on Eternal with two brazen bruisers. 'Manmouth' gets all choppsy from the off with its futuristic bass purrs and heavyweight kickdrums while 'Big Smoke' celebrates the artist's recent move to London with trippy elements, a bassline made of pure slime and some subtle but very clever drum edits. High grade as always from the south coast soldier.
Review: Chunky Bizzle's Eternal Muzic is back this week with a killer release. This Birmingham-based label presents Hypnotic by Alphaze, hot off releases for the likes of Jumped Up, Subway Soundz and Shadow Demon. He teams up with Sinu8 on the deep techstep of the title track, going into some jump-up on "In My Mind", serving up some twisted neurofunk on "STFU" and giving up one more with Sinu8 on the grinding and wonky beats of "London".
Review: Sup sup! Niterider's back on Eternal Muzic and he's pouring direct into the chalices for us all to drink direct. The title track calls out the green fingered massive with its big bass elements before we get deeper and heavier; 'The Void' is a powerfully bendy and warped cut that's the sonic equivalent of drinking a pint of undiluted squash, 'Ethos' is like drinking neat gin when thought it was water... Fiery and powerful enough to change the whole course of your day. Finally 'Big Facts' goes straight to the head like an ice cold coke guzzled too quickly on a very hot day. Fizzy, refreshing, ready for action.
Review: It is a big week for Bournemouth-based DJ/producer Daniel Peters aka Vital, who in addition to a wicked EP for Bulletproof Records also surfaces on the ever reliable Eternal Muzic with this killer six track EP. Ram Jam features some serious jump-up throwdowns such as "Against Us" and "Catastrophic" which are sure to get the lighters in the air, while the smooth liquid drum and bass vibe soon leads to business as usual on the energetic "Non Stop" and ending with one more expression in rolling drama on "Opportunity".
Review: Hot on the heels of a whole slew of free downloads, Incite goes legit with this Eternal Muzic debut. Packing four back-to-basics bassline style jams, all perfect for MCs to do the damage, each cut on the 'Panda Style' EP goes claws deep with a simple riff and swaggering beats. Highlights include the eastern break out on 'Lean & Bop' and the sinister bassline zappage on 'The Grot'. Bear vibes.
Review: Fresh from appearances on the likes of Grid, Brawlin', Invicta, Four Corners and Pick The Lot D-Flex arrives on Eternal with four feisty cuts. 'Wah Gawrn' takes the lead with a venom MC line before dropping into a rasping harmonic you'll be humming all the way around Asdas, 'Mic Check' follows with a little more bounce and off-beat wriggle before 'Too Bad' brings the heat with an absolutely storming bassline that rises and twists skyward with hype and heaviness. Last but not least 'Oh No I Won't' closes with some curmudgeonly gruff bassline grizzles. Killer EP.
Review: Following up some great EPs by the likes of Runnah, Silvz and Decrypt, ever reliable Birmingham label Eternal Muzic returns this week with a new release by label regular Chris Lovell aka Krusty from Bristol, who follows up the well received Breaking Barriers LP from a couple of months back. The energetic jump-up style you have come to know from the producer is on full display on "Lose Control" complete with hip-hop vocals that accompany the vibe perfectly. This is followed by the tough rolling steppa "Waiting" on which more wonky sub basslines and pitched down r'n'b vocals await.
Review: Once again proving this game ain't a sprint, Runnah maintains his momentum with four more long distance sessions. 'Business As Usual' twists your gunfingers to starter pistol fingers as we skank up the track to warm up before 'Jungle Riddim' takes us the whole nine yards with its Original Sin style weight and insistency. 'Take Control' has us doing the hurdles with its bouncy bassline and Lauren Rose's gliding vocals before 'Bamboo' (with Chunky Bizzle) takes us over the finish line with an epic flourish. Clipped, twisted and genuinely unique, there's some great jump-up sportsmanship at play here. Do the lap of honour.
Review: Birmingham's hard charging drum and bass label Eternal Muzic gives rise to the new sounds of Bristol dweller Silvz. With very much forward leaning grooves, Silvz delivers a convoy of streamlined, liquid-esque and jump up beats - take the sweet horn loops in "Stash N' Steal" for example next to the pitched down bellows and massive drops in the EP's title-track "Fireproof". "Hit 'N' Run" strips it back somehow while maintaining a sinister knees up vibe, while "Neverland" collides '90s RnB vocals with classic tear-out beats alongside the twisted metal melodies and snapping snares of "Headtop". Classic Eternalizms.
Review: Essex based drum and bass producer Decrypt comes breaking through on Birmingham's Eternal Muzic this week with the impressive Sound EP. The Only Drums promo channel boss goes for a jump-up throw down all the way as heard on the ruff neck title track, the dark and atmospheric roller "Big & Real" and ending with the wonky stepper "I'm Good".
Review: The Eternal Muzic crew are back in town and they have an offering, courtesy of Krusty. It's a fiery, no-nonsense release that sits in the familiar vein of jump-up heavy and dancefloor focused music, with catchy hooks and the urban-edged knack that only jump-up D&B has. 'Higher Voltage' is our favourite, with a punching, pitched-down back end that pulses and sways alongside its percussive cousin and to great effect - this one would go down well on any UK dancefloor. Breaking Barriers is a full nine tracks long, and the rest of the release is equally slick - Eternal Muzic have killed it indeed.
Review: Context is on Eternal Muzic with a fiery six-tracker designed very much for the dancefloor. It's one of those EPs that you can tell was made with a good time in mind, music that's goal is to bring happiness to a room full of people. 'The World's End' is the first and it's also the fattest, with a giant, stabby bassline that launches out of the blocks with serious energy. 'Manifest' is glitchier and techier, its grating synths are full of momentum and the whole track just feels like it's on steroids. One of the bassface crew.
Review: Incitednb is a name that more and more listeners are becoming aware of, and they've come out with a properly good collection of tracks here, tunes with an urban-edged spin on modern D&B and jungle. They're tunes which you can imagine hearing out your mates' car, and that's a very good thing. Aptly named, 'The Punisher' is a rolling number and it's one with a wicked little sub-bass and a satisfying sense of sparseness in the drums, a pulsating yet expansive cut that'd go down well just about anywhere. 'Severity' is the proper stepping stuff, the glitched out drum stutters and gritty synthesis giving it that vibe that only jump up music can impart. Wicked selection.
Review: Krusty is one of the most prolific jump-up producers around and he's back on long-time collaborator Eternal Muzic, who have proven to be the perfect home for his unique brand of hybrid jump up. His sound never gets boring, and it's the punishingly biting bass stabs of 'Cops & Robbers'' that is on display today with this one-tracker, especially as it spirals out into a twisting concoction of devilish basslines. It's a quick shot, a booster to the arm, and boy has it got a kick.
Review: Blooming hecka, here comes Wrekka! Following recent appearances on the likes of Invicta, Dutty Bass and Breakbeats & Basslines, here come four weighty wobblesome workouts on Eternal. 'System Of Failure' is a curmudgeonly stepper with a snarling bassline and plenty of tension, 'I Will Wait' takes a well-known vocal sample and twists it into a twisted stepper before 'Judas' goes full HAM with its depth plunge bassline and tightly coiled springy breaks. Last but definitely not least is 'I Adore You' which cleverly balances a highly grotty bassline with a big euphoric vocal. Big.
Review: Who's this zooming round the corner? It's Manchester's Niterider, here to cruise upside your selections and collections with a range of ridiculously addictive work-outs. 'Henry's Finest' starts the journey with a fun and sludgy bassline that's kinda reminiscent of Moving Fusion when they could no wrong. Elsewhere 'My Deliveries' is a game of quirky, riffy harmonics, 'Kracken' roars with trippy bass textures, while 'Family Ties' is so disgusting it will have you ringing up all your siblings and telling them to wheel up the bloodclart. Last but not least 'You Asked' closes the EP with a big old burp of a foghorn damage. Top gear.
Review: Time for a little Belgian bludgeoning as Giga Impact makes his debut on Eternal Muzic with 'Vibrate'. Aiming towards the G Dubs / Original Sin / early Hazard style of jump up, the basslines are broad, catchy and much darker and rougher than a lot of the jump-up that comes from Belgium. Highlights include the raucous vibes and savage sample of 'Higher Ground' and the Playaz style bassline Q&A of 'System Of Failure'.
Review: Having made quite a name for himself as a DJ and a man who can dish out some very impressive free downloads, young UK artist Incite delivers his official debut EP on Eternal. The title track says it all; 'Why So Serious'. This isn't about being moody or making the darkest sound design, this isn't about chin stroking, this is about goodtime riffs and bouncy energy - exactly the type of business we need when things open back up! Highlights include the Serum style harmonic hook on 'Radiant' and the drama and light/dark Q&A on 'Why So Serious' but all four of the cuts are great fun. Insight from Incite.
Review: He's barely had time to have a wash, a kip and a cuppa since he explored 'Area 51' last month but rising star Silent Storm continues on his adventures with this debut escapade on Eternal: 'The Victim'. As always with Mr Storm, the full focus is on the addictive riff craft as 'The Victim' kicks things off with a big Q&A bounce. It's backed by more energetic flavours: 'Rug Rat' brings a little steel drum shimmer into the mix, 'Scaredy Cat' balances between vibey organs and savage chainsaw bass before 'Hold It' closes the set with the grottiest, squelchiest tones of the EP. Close your eyes and smell the late 2000s / early 2010s.
Review: Pow! Tomoyoshi is not messing around or letting a small issue like the global pandemic get in his way right now; straight off the shots on his latest Low Down Deep EP comes this mini album sized chop walloper on Eternal. Seven tracks heavy, you can hear him digging into his influences and interests; the rolling techstep and early 2000s sound of 'Cowabunga', the stripped-back minimalism of 'Absinthe', the early, switchy, riffy jump up funk of tracks like 'Gambler', 'Open Your Eyes' and 'Down' and forward-thinking fusions that sound totally unique to him such as the dramatic blend of steel drums and rasping high-end ringtone bass on 'Karma' and the trippy delays and stretches on 'Wake Up'. Time to smell the Japanese coffee. Surf's up dudes.
Review: Let's chat about mad things. Like when you put on a pair of jeans and find a tenner in the pocket. Or you meet the person of your dreams in the chicken shop. Or when Wrekka lays down gold like this. Four tracks, four flavours, four reasons to pray for raves to open again: 'Mad Tings' flexes on a creepy, dusty piano lick and some Rider-level bar craft. 'Big & Real' weaves up a dreamy storm of layers before dropping into a subtly grotty drop. 'Lockdown' captures the ennui of survival in 2020 with tense bell chimes and layers of bassline grumpiness while 'Money' closes the show with a sludgy, curmudgeonly bassline and sinister, creepy tones. Mad.
Review: This one from Shakez is straight dance floor heat; no messing around here. Eternal Music have a reputation for this type of no-nonsense sonic battering and all four tracks here serve to only harden that legacy. The title tune deserves to hold the EP's mantle, as a low-frequency wall of energy oozes from every crack, it's skipping percussive basis filling in the gaps to great effect. There's choppiness in the dance on 'Money Talks', a recognisable sample and grating funk on 'Gunman', and soulful grit on 'Yeah'. One for the heads.
Review: Kenji is over on Eternal Muzic and with this single takes you on a rough and ready journey through rolling D&B, one that's characterised by its reliance on the best elements of the older school of 170 sonics: big drum hits, creative sampling and a complete lack of pretentiousness or over-engineering. 'Make Moves' is exactly that and we love the spoken sample that rolls out over the drop, whilst 'You Have No Idea' finishes things off in style as well with more wicked sampling, this time of nostalgic sounds from the East. Top draw.
Review: Yung Bournemouth badman Shudddah makes his debut on Eternal with four savage breakthrough rinse-outs. Tailored for the darkest of moments, but stitched with a little jumpy mischief, each cut reps the S-man at his boldest: the incredible bassline inferno of 'On Air', the hypnotic swing of 'Body Moving', the glitchy off-beat funk and fun Twisted Individual-style fills of 'Afraid' and the stampy, twisted finale 'Acension'. Shuddah by name... Heavy mudder by nature.
Review: Buckle-up rudeboy, two of Manny's finest link-up for this blazing six-shooter. 'The Real Don' by name, total Gs by nature; Niterider's stripped-back bumps and thumps are the perfect playground for Madrush who's on major dancehall battle cry mode across the EP. Highlights include the riot bassline and throaty overtones of 'Don Gorgon', the swaggering heat of 'Go Mad' and the softer, contemplative sci-fi finale 'Sleeping Pattern'. Dons get it twisted.
Review: Show us some Sinez! A soldier on the Essex scene for a good few years now, Sinez has been sculpting and refining his sound gradually over the years and you can really feel it on this EP. His debut on Eternal, it's his most accomplished statement to date as it ranges from the sci-fi delights and sassy sample-play of 'Down For' to sweet deep bubbles of 'My Love' via gnarly, curmudgeonly grunts of 'The Beast Within' and 'Jungle Bizniz'. Heavy; we're hearing good sines and seeing strong signs that Sinez is here for the long haul.
Review: Get your lengs out for the lads! Laney's back on Eternal Muzic with another brace of badness. "Leng Man" fires the first shots with fast-paced bars and a skippy sandpaper funk jam beneath, "24/7" is a calendar-hurling grump of a tune with a curmudgeonly bassline and more MC justice on the fills while "Dark Sensi" continues the foreboding flavours but over a swinging break. Last but not least we have the junglised pace and bassline swagger of "Tell Me The Truth". Can you handle the truth?