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It Spills - (5:12) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Unkindled - (6:00) 134 BPM
   
Breathe - (5:13) 136 BPM
   
Khamaseen - (4:56) 136 BPM
   
All Used Up - (4:39) 132 BPM
Review: The team at Naive have unearthed a real gemstone with this latest offering from Hassan Abou Alam, who explores futuristic electronic beats with techy influxes across five heart-warming originals. We begin with the steadily progressing electronic masterclass of the title track 'It Spills', which uses colourful acidic synth textures and a constantly evolving rhythmic base to give us something very refreshing indeed. Next, the distorted drum pressures and gnarly subs of 'Unkindled' give us a much different feel, followed by the clean breakbeat processing of 'Breathe' and harmonic bliss of 'Khamaseen'. Finally, 'All Used Up' sees us dive back into some acidic flavour as stuttering synth lines sit atop bright breaksy slices to see a wicked close to the project. Great work!
NAIVE 015
10 Sep 21
Bass
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Millia Rage & Purelink - "Panther Spiritual" - (5:02) 86 BPM
   
Pepe - "Hydrangea" - (5:20) 90 BPM
   
ELLES - "Untitled" - (3:53) 111 BPM
   
Russell E. L. Butler - "The Streets Aren't Empty, Their Hearts Full Of Heat" - (6:03) 70 BPM
   
BLEID - "Workout" - (5:54) 65 BPM
   
Hassan Abou Alam - "Yeah" - (4:58) 70 BPM
   
Ilana Bryne - "Give Me Strength" - (7:25) 62 BPM
   
Overland - "Nova Scotia" - (4:57) 63 BPM
   
Fear-E - "Lately" - (5:54) 61 BPM
   
Maria Amor - "Feelings Plaza" - (5:39) 65 BPM
   
Violet - "Never L8" - (5:09) 71 BPM
   
Photonz & Shcuro - "Fallen Sparks" - (5:06) 74 BPM
   
Ciel - "Galapagos" - (7:30) 58 BPM
   
Octo Octa - "Channeling Pain" - (5:50) 85 BPM
   
Gag Reflex - "Slime" - (5:02) 68 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Luar Domatrix - "K.A.L.L." - (3:27) 65 BPM
   
Odete - "Handfasting" - (1:58) 65 BPM
Review: Portuguese artist Violet and her Naive label presents this 17-track No Justice No Peace compilation in support of Black Live Matter while expression recognition of "the immeasurable debt we owe to the consistently brilliant black artists, black music, black arts and traditions." With 100% of proceeds from this compilation donated to anti-racist funds, No Justice No Peace presents a vast array of genres and styles that embrace house, techno, and breakbeats to more leftfield and ambient productions from Odete, Millia Rage & Purelink, and Luar Domatrix. Further highlights include Overland's "Nova Scotia", Russell E. L. Butler's "The Streets Aren't Empty, Their Hearts Full Of Heat" and Violet's own "Never L8". Full support.
NAIVEBLM
21 May 21
Experimental/Electronic
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Espirito - (5:32) 128 BPM
   
After Forever - (6:33) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Psyche - (6:24) 135 BPM
   
Psyche (Eris Drew remix) - (6:54) 135 BPM
Review: Violet is back with a bang: after a hiatus, she has delivered an album for Naivety and now this killer EP on its parent imprint. The title track gets Espirito off to an impressive start, with steely kicks and razor sharp percussion providing a backdrop for recycled house stabs. On "After Forever", she ventures down a techno-focused route, with a dense, rolling groove fused with a busy sample soundscape and frazzled electronic riffs. "Psyche" sees the Portuguese producer go deeper as a busy, funk-led arrangement calls to mind Claude Young's production for the DJ Kicks series. Eris Drew has been tapped to rework "Psyche", with the reshape diving deeper into break beat techno.
NAIVE 014
23 Apr 21
Techno
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Far Out - (4:10) 140 BPM
   
Temptation - (4:50) 138 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bassforce - (4:49) 129 BPM
   
Drowned (feat Maria Amor) - (2:54) 140 BPM
   
Far Out (Violet remix) - (5:43) 136 BPM
   
Bassforce (Ilana's Rollin' remix) - (5:57) 132 BPM
NAIVE 013
05 Feb 21
Techno
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Chemistry - (4:50) 150 BPM
   
Chain Reaction - (5:04) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Chemistry (Till The Break Of Dawn mix) - (3:43) 129 BPM
   
Everything - (6:23) 128 BPM
   
Sexy Acid - (6:42) 130 BPM
Played by: Chrissy
NAIVE 012
27 Nov 20
Breakbeat
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Exclusive Sh*t Holds No Weight - (5:58) 130 BPM
   
I Used To Love T.H.E.M. - (6:04) 127 BPM
   
Theoretical Medical Genitals - (5:32) 130 BPM
   
Theoretical Medical Genitals (Russell E. L. Butler remix) - (8:11) 70 BPM
   
Lemme C U Squiggle - (5:25) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Madison, Wisconsin's Ilana Bryne returns to Naive, the Portuguese label on which she made her debut early last year. Deep house from the leftfield side is the order of the day, generally - but purists and traditionalists needn't be alarmed, because none of the cuts feel experimental for the sake of it, and the emphasis is firmly on making booties shake on dancefloors throughout. Think early Chi-town house meets DiY, as heard through a 21st Century filter and with hints of bruk beat and juke thrown in for good measure, and you're somewhere in the ballpark. Forward-thinking house bizniss for sure.
NAIVE 011
15 May 20
Deep House
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Gotchu - (5:06) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
WRTRGRER4A - (5:02) 127 BPM
   
Put On Our Classics - (5:02) 140 BPM
   
End Of The Nite - (5:29) 60 BPM
Review: Up next from the Naive team we have a very creative body of work from Elles, showcasing some serious cool futuristic UKG, breakbeat and techy flavours from start to finish. We kick off the project with 'Gotchu', a buzzy metallic roller, stacked in colourful bass energy and twisted grooves. This is then followed by the rolling breaks and industrial arpeggios of 'WRTRGRER4A, alongside more syncopated percussive experimentation on 'Put On Our Classics'. Finally, 'End Of The Nite', sees Elles deploy some seriously groovy chord progressions over scattered, lofi drum expressions to create a really tasty treat.
NAIVE 010
28 Feb 20
Bass
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Gayphextwin - "Where Is My Prairie Sun" - (5:16) 144 BPM
   
Gayphextwin - "Saunter" - (4:10) 139 BPM
   
Gayphextwin - "Spz1" - (3:46) 157 BPM
   
Gayphextwin - "Spz1" (Pepe's Hyperoxygenation remix) - (7:00) 138 BPM
   
Pepe - "Palinka Hammer" - (6:05) 150 BPM
   
Pepe - "It's The Lights That Make You Pretty" - (7:23) 63 BPM
   
Pepe - "Palinka Hammer" (Gayphextwin remix) - (4:48) 140 BPM
   
Gayphextwin - "This Is How I Feel" - (11:38) 155 BPM
   
Pepe - "Bridging Mechanics" - (5:58) 88 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: With the best play-on-a-name since Com Truise and Eltron John we are now met with Gayphextwin, the alias of Brooke Keller out of San Francisco. Teaming up with Jose Bernat aka Pepe from Spain, the pair share a split EP on Portuguese label Naive that since its inception in late 2017 has released music from Photonz, Octa Octa and newcomer Ilana Bryne. The pair meet in Gayphextwin's remix to the euphoric, bass heavy and sweet trancey number "Palinka Hammer" by Pepe, who also delivers two originals that find subtle touches of jungle and amen breaks spliced between the tropical beats of "It's The Lights That Make You Pretty" and percussions of "Bridging Mechanics". Housier atmospheres make their way into Pepe's 'Hyperoxygenation' remix of "Spz1" too, with "This Is How I Feel" delivering a beatdown deconstruction of industrial beats and bleep-ridden tones.
NAIVE 009JKTN070
24 Jan 20
Bass
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Angel Heart - (4:56) 122 BPM
   
In A Dream - (4:01) 120 BPM
   
Baggy Kru - (4:24) 120 BPM
   
Emerald City - (5:13) 131 BPM
   
Emerald City (Almaty remix) - (4:56) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Photonz, who provided remixes of Almaty's Gennaro, is the latest artist to feature on Naive. Like previous Eps for Violet's label, Angel Heart spans a range of styles, which is also reflective of Photonz' own deep roots in electronic music. This approach results in the rolling break beats and chilling hardcore strings on the title track as well as the slower but much moodier "In A Dream". These sit alongside the relentless, banging "Emerald City" and the wide-eyed, early 90s UK techno-inspired jams like "Baggy Kru". It's quite a trip, and by the time the release ends with Almaty's take on "Emerald City", it feels like the listener has been brought on a whistle-stop tour of underground electronic music.
NAIVE 008
21 Jun 19
Techno
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Sonic Signature - (6:05) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Gen4 - (5:20) 128 BPM
   
Tulips - (5:29) 129 BPM
   
Do You Actually - (4:27) 114 BPM
Review: Almaty debuted on Naive last year with Gennaro and now revisits Violet's label for some more mind-bending tracks. "Sonic Signature" is an immense, acid-led affair that dips in and out of system-leveling bass drops. Underpinned by breakbeats and subtle cowbells, it's a fine retro-influenced track. At the outset, "Gen4" seems more understated, with an ominous bass simmering below the surface, but a bubbling 303 conspires with eerie synths to provide some added impetus. Similarly, "Tulips" starts off in understated mode, but through a series of drops and builds, brings the listener on an atmospheric journey. In stark contrast is the downtempo closer, "Do You Actually".
NAIVE 007
17 May 19
Techno
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Anxiety - (6:24) 130 BPM
   
Virtuous - (6:32) 135 BPM
   
Trance Dream - (4:55) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Transit - (5:31) 103 BPM
Review: Coming at us with all of the energy and controlled mayhem of mid-90s Midwest techno is Jodie Overland. A regular fixture at raves and dance events in Canada and the US, Forever In Transit sees this DJ veteran draw on the heritage of labels like Comminique for inspiration. "Anxiety" is a barnstorming, gnarled acid workout, with 303s squelching and spiralling their way over a relentless industrial rhythm. On "Virtuous", the tempo is somewhat slower, but the acid line builds and builds against the backdrop of tough kicks. In contrast, "Trance Dream" is dreamier and slower, with Jodie delivering what could be a mellow version of Thomas Heckmann's trance, while "Transit" is a spaced out come down.
NAIVE 006
19 Apr 19
Techno
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Dub Box Medicine - (5:19) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Feelin' Myself - (5:58) 131 BPM
   
Mmm Mmm Mmm - (6:07) 126 BPM
   
Mmm Mmm Mmm (Ciel's Sigh O' The Times rework) - (7:48) 131 BPM
Review: Having recently been named by a UK dance music magazine as one of the "labels to watch" in 2019, Violet's Naive imprint has a lot to live up to. Happily, their latest missive - a deliciously retro-futurist affair from debutant Ilana Bryne - is another certifiable winner. We're particularly enjoying the scattergun breakbeats, thumping four-to-the-floor kick-drums and dub techno chords of "Dub Box Medicine", though the UK Garage-influenced hustle of bouncy deep house cut "Feelin' Myself" is similarly impressive. Breezier and dreamier flavours are provided by the swinging breakbeats and sun-kissed electronics of "Mmm Mmm Mmm", which is also given a deep breakbeat house makeover by rising star Ciel.
NAIVE 005
22 Feb 19
Deep House
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Eris Drew - "Hold Me" (T4T Embrace mix) - (5:56) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Eris Drew - "Trans Love Vibration (Eris Goes To Church)" - (5:04) 118 BPM
   
Eris Drew - "Hold Me" (Synth-a-pella) - (2:20) 123 BPM
   
Octo Octa - "Beam Me Up" (To The Goddess mix) - (7:55) 128 BPM
   
Octo Octa - "Beam Me Up" (Please Take Me Away mix) - (6:22) 127 BPM
NAIVE 004A
26 Oct 18
Breakbeat
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Eris Drew - "Hold Me" (T4T Embrace mix) - (5:56) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Eris Drew - "Trans Love Vibration" (Eris Goes To Church) - (5:04) 118 BPM
   
Eris Drew - "Hold Me" (Synth-a-pella) - (2:20) 123 BPM
   
Octo Octa - "Beam Me Up" (To The Goddess mix) - (7:55) 128 BPM
   
Octo Octa - "Beam Me Up" (Please Take Me Away mix) - (6:22) 127 BPM
NAIVE 004
26 Oct 18
Breakbeat
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Gennaro - (5:35) 130 BPM
   
Gennaro (Octo Octa's Hope On Hope On Hope mix) - (6:47) 130 BPM
   
Gennaro (Photonz remix) - (5:26) 130 BPM
   
Gennaro (Endian remix) - (7:00) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
NAIVE 003
12 Oct 18
Breakbeat
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Badness - (5:58) 130 BPM
   
Toxic - (5:33) 128 BPM
   
BLEID - "Wall" - (5:21) 123 BPM
   
Violet - "Abyss" - (6:15) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Violet, who stepped onto our radars thanks to the Naive label's first record, is back with another newcomer, Bleid, for more mash-up house beats and dance experiments to prolong the hardcore continuum. The new duo collaborate beautifully on the first two tunes: "Badness" is a beat-heavy dance trax with Creole influences in its percussive flex, while "Toxic" opts for the broken beat approach in what is one of the finest nu-jungle riddims that we've heard this year...the 303 acid breaks out, too, so you know what to do! Bleid's solo tune "Wall" offers another impressive amalgamation of tough beats and twisted bass infusions, guided and charged by a wild and lingering vocal sample, whereas Violet's "Abyss" is a deep and wondrous 90s deep house anthem with enough bass to satisfy the likes of Bukem. TIP!!!
NAIVE 002
16 Mar 18
Bass
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Togetherness - (5:12) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Silver Lining - (7:52) 130 BPM
   
Cloud 9 - (5:25) 131 BPM
   
Togetherness (BLEID remix) - (5:15) 130 BPM
NAIVE 001
22 Sep 17
Deep House
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Anthony Joseph/Meshell Ndegeocello/Malik Mezzadri - "Botanique" (Osunlade Yoruba mix) - (6:14) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Anthony Joseph/Meshell Ndegeocello - "Kezi" (Patchworks remix) - (4:29) 79 BPM
   
Anthony Joseph/Meshell Ndegeocello/Jebin Bruni - "Hustle To Live" (Jukebox Champions remix) - (3:57) 132 BPM
NV823411 7440201140
01 Oct 16
Deep House
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Drive - (3:25) 70 BPM
   
Drive (Yan Wagner remix) - (6:23) 140 BPM
   
Drive (Tom Furse Extrapolation remix) - (7:18) 116 BPM
   
Drive (Axel Le Baron remix) - (2:56) 140 BPM
DIGIONLY 9000000694
01 Oct 16
Indie/Alternative
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