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Sofa Sound

Bristol-based Sofa Sound is a forward-thinking drum and bass label headed up by DLR. The label hones in on rolling drum and bass that pushes a deeper, more bassline heavy sound which has a lot of subtleties and progression. Since 2017, DLR has rattled out releases from artists close to his heart: Quadrant, Hydro, Black Barrel, Signal, Break, M-Zine, Trex… the list goes on! Sofa Sound continues to push boundaries, winning ‘Best Newcomer Label’ in the Drum&BassArena Awards 2020.
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Sofa Singles Club - Episode 1
Various
   
DLR - "Staying Up Late Making Music" - (4:13) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
DLR - "Sucker Punch" - (4:31) 174 BPM
   
Cecil Hotel - "Ali Murda" - (4:39) 172 BPM
   
Cecil Hotel - "Burning Sand" - (4:30) 174 BPM
   
Molecular - "Figure It Out" - (3:54) 172 BPM
   
Molecular & Freddy B - "Light The Fire" - (4:00) 172 BPM
   
Thematic - "Eagle Bomber" - (4:12) 172 BPM
   
Thematic - "Grumbler" - (4:27) 175 BPM
Played by: Xyde
Review: Breaking records and hearts, DLR's Sofa Sound crew present the 'Sofa Singles Club' concept whereby a bunch of dubs that were meant for release later this year have all come out early in to find some summer loving. Some of the label's most exciting names are on side along with the bossman as they get naughty, dirty and downright filthy with the wriggly basslines. Highlights include the Bad Company style reeses and massive bubbles of 'Figure It Out', the pure drama of 'Eagle Bomber' and the out-there funky freakery of 'Staying Up Late Making Music'. Don't be stupid... Do a Cupid!
SSC 001
03 Aug 22
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Movement Theory EP
   
Movement Theory - (4:57) 174 BPM
   
Late Funk - (5:20) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Snap It - (4:16) 174 BPM
   
Minor Forms & Zero T - "Sinking Deeper" - (5:11) 174 BPM
Review: Developing sonic stature and amassing more supporters and selector co-signs with every dispatch he fires our way, Minor Forms is absolutely killing things right now. Especially with this pivotal Sofa Sound EP. One of his biggest releases to date, the vibes are timeless and nod in the direction of Virus and 31 for inspiration. Highlights include the stone cold rattle and blasts of 'Late Funk' and the immersive zaps and bubbles and ice cold pads and chords of 'Sinking Deeper' with Zero T. Minor Forms - major vibes. Don't sleep on this one.
SSDIGI 035
22 Jun 22
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Stacked Deck EP
   
The Blocks - (5:57) 174 BPM
   
Teflon - (5:38) 174 BPM
   
Kolectiv & HLZ - "Stacked Deck" - (4:33) 174 BPM
   
Kolectiv & ZeroZero - "Muffin Business" - (4:10) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Kolectiv on Sofa Sound? Now this is a treat! The London duo have pulled out all the stops as they run through a whole menu of gritty funk. 'The Blocks' is a like a late 90s Ram banger, big booming bass and no nonsense. Keeping that foundation timelessness vibe running throughout the EP, 'Teflon' recalls the tech step funkery of Virus in its prime while the EP title track 'Stacked Deck' has a deliciously mild whiff of Soulr to it. Finally we have 'Muffin Business' which ends the EP on a Breakage style rattly breaks and cantankerous bassline feel. Yummy.
SSDIGI 034
08 Jun 22
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Sofa King Sick IV
Various
   
Molecular - "Skank" (VIP) - (5:24) 172 BPM
   
Thematic - "Walks Behind You" (original mix) - (4:19) 174 BPM
   
Industry - "Chromic" (original mix) - (4:27) 174 BPM
   
T>I - "Belt Speed" (original mix) - (4:29) 173 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sweetpea - "Munka" (original mix) - (5:52) 175 BPM
   
DLR & Script - "A Different Style" (original mix) - (4:40) 173 BPM
   
Minor Forms - "Danger" (original mix) - (4:18) 174 BPM
   
Otoko - "System Pressure" (original mix) - (4:34) 175 BPM
   
M-zine - "Untitled Dub" (original mix) - (6:02) 170 BPM
   
Kyrist - "Underfall" (original mix) - (4:27) 174 BPM
   
Crystal Clear - "Divide & Conquer" (original mix) - (4:48) 174 BPM
   
Trex & Freddy B - "Go Mad" (original mix) - (4:04) 175 BPM
   
Wingz & Serpnt - "Insomnia" (original mix) - (4:13) 172 BPM
   
Brain - "Got It" (original mix) - (4:28) 173 BPM
Review: Have a word son! DLR's 'Sofa King Sick' series continues with another breath-taking collection of thumpers, bumpers and grumpers from an outstanding roll-call of talents. 14 cuts in total, highlights include the creepy tension of Industry's 'Chronic', Sweetpea's classic stepper 'Munka', the real stinky, swampy funk on DLR & Script's 'A Different Style', the stripped back drama and growling subtleties of Kyrist's 'Underfall' and the outstanding tear-up from Trex & Freddy B - 'Go Mad'. Fitting title for such a powerful display of leftfield D&B funk. Sick indeed.
SKS 004
11 May 22
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Sofa King Sick IV - Sampler
   
Molecular - "Skank" (VIP) - (5:24) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sweetpea - "Munka" (original mix) - (5:52) 175 BPM
Review: Calling all couch slouchers and settee Bettys, Sofa Sound are about to drop another one of their mighty 'Sofa King Sick' VA compendiums and if this sampler is anything to go by then it's going to be another scorchio session. Molecular takes the lead with a VIP twist on his Sofa Sound debut from a few years back, 'Skank', while Sweetpea follows with the wonderfully brutalist 'Munka' that hits the feels with a Virus-like sense of energy and groove craft. Sick!
SKS 004S
04 May 22
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Cold Shoulder
   
Cold Shoulder - (5:26) 172 BPM
   
Slippin - (5:23) 172 BPM
   
Submotive & DLR - "Accidental Funker" - (4:33) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Submotive & Vektah - "Groove Control" - (4:42) 172 BPM
Review: Duck and cover! The unstoppable Submotive takes a moment from his moves with Goldie to make an appearance on DLR's Sofa Sound. Four tracks in total, complete with two big collabs, Subby delivers serious goods. 'Cold Shoulder' slices like a cutlass, chopping heads left, right and centre while 'Slippin' slithers like some type of bass snake made out of greased up chainmail. Elsewhere DLR joins on the eerie, slightly off-beat 'Accidental Funker' while Soulvent's Vektah brings up the rear on the chunked up, early 2000s flavoured sci-fi slap-about 'Groove Control'. Cold as ice!
SSDIGI 033
13 Apr 22
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Crush EP
   
Crush - (5:16) 170 BPM
   
Endless - (5:04) 170 BPM
   
Nymfo & Flowanastasia - "Follow The Leader" - (4:31) 172 BPM
   
The Flow - (4:31) 170 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Sofa Sound head to Holland for their latest missive courtesy of the sleek and hairless sonic polymath Nymfo. 'Crush' says it all - stripped back and barking with such finely tuned restrained. It's backed up by three more lean, mean workouts: 'Endless' is all about that pared-back sense of tension, 'Follow The Leader' sees Flowanastasia adding a sense of purring soul to his dark funk formula while 'The Flow' finishes the EP with a savvy slap of savagery. We got a crush on this EP.
SSDIGI 032
06 Apr 22
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Stabbing Pains
   
Stabbing Pains - (6:08) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sorry - (4:47) 174 BPM
   
Same Old Shit - (4:35) 174 BPM
   
Trakker & DLR - "Intelligence" - (4:39) 172 BPM
SSDIGI 031
02 Mar 22
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We Love Acid, Pt. 2
   
Follow The Lines - (5:56) 174 BPM
   
Please Stand Here - (5:36) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
SSDIGI 030
04 Feb 22
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We Love Acid, Pt. 1
   
We Love Acid - (5:49) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Return - (4:35) 172 BPM
Review: Stick your tongue out and say 'ahhhhh'... Hungarian trio Spinline return to DLR's Sofa Sound with two prime tabs of lysergic funk. Stripped-back and savage, 'We Love Acid' does everything its name suggests - all 303 venom and dark, dastardly funk, it's every bit the eye-opener. 'Return' plays the consummate flashback. All gritty and sludgy and eerie, just like a post Woodstock 50 year hangover. Get trippy, don't be a hippy.
SSDIGI 029
07 Jan 22
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Funky Times
   
Check It - (4:15) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Data - (4:50) 172 BPM
   
Funky Times - (4:16) 172 BPM
   
Reset - (4:27) 172 BPM
   
Molecular & DLR - "Totally Different" - (5:55) 175 BPM
SSDIGI 028
22 Dec 21
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Re-Quit
   
Re-Quit - (5:36) 172 BPM
   
Proceed - (6:02) 172 BPM
   
M-zine & DLR - "Glitch In The Stars" - (5:01) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
No Yeah - (5:50) 170 BPM
   
XP - (5:44) 170 BPM
Review: From Brussels with love: M-Zine returns to DLR's Sofa Sound with this full-flavoured reminder that it's okay to quit something again even if it didn't work out the first time. Musically-speaking, it's another pure gold session as he flips between the tones and textures, styles and sonics; 'Re-Quit' carries a jazzy edge while hitting hard with the kickdrum arrangement, 'Proceed' has an almost techno-like charm about it with the keys while 'Glitch In The Stars' (with bossman DLR) takes things right back to basics with an old Dispatch style grit to the groove. Elsewhere 'No Yeah' continues that tense techno flavour with big space and reverb around the drums while 'XP' carries so much sub bass pressure it causes you to reinstall windows... And we're not talking about the PC kind either. M-Zine you absolute monster!
SSDIGI 027
17 Nov 21
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Deadly Chain
   
Back To The Rave (feat Molecular - original mix) - (4:05) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Deadly Chain (original mix) - (3:01) 172 BPM
   
Round In Circles (original mix) - (5:58) 175 BPM
   
Temperature Is Rising (feat Break - original mix) - (3:44) 174 BPM
SSDIGI 026
20 Oct 21
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Temperature Is Rising
   
Temperature Is Rising (original mix) - (3:44) 174 BPM
SSDIGI026X
29 Sep 21
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Secrets / A New World
   
Secrets - (4:16) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
A New World - (4:44) 172 BPM
SSDIGI 025
22 Sep 21
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Lurker
   
Lurker - (4:27) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lost In The Hush - (4:16) 172 BPM
   
Railgun - (4:09) 172 BPM
   
Thematic & DLR - "Repeating Cycles Of Funk" - (4:30) 172 BPM
Review: Following two EPs with Sofa Sound, enigmatic producer Thematic now finds himself firmly couched in the Bristol label with a third standout EP. Deep seated sounds as always, Thematic delivers Lurker, featuring the one collaborative cut with Sofa Sound mainstay DLR. "Repeating Cycles Of Funk" turns in a deeply reflective, minimal and stripped back groove that's full of gnarly distortion and subtle atmospherics. Sparse, floating and trippy rhythms define the title track "Lurker", with "Rail Gub" fusing sweet post dubstep strings with tighter beats and more of that distorted wobble, while "Lost In The Hush" gets haunted in a true drum and bass sound. Couch crasher!
SSDIGI 024
18 Aug 21
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Sofa King Sick, Chapter 3
Various
   
Brain - "Reborn" (original mix) - (5:52) 175 BPM
   
DLR & Black Barrel - "Hassle Free" (original mix) - (5:10) 174 BPM
   
Kolectiv - "Can't Hold Me" (original mix) - (5:32) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Submotive - "Snowed In" (original mix) - (4:51) 172 BPM
   
Subtle Element - "Good Old Days" (original mix) - (4:57) 174 BPM
   
Cecil Hotel - "Tut Tut Tut" (original mix) - (4:50) 174 BPM
   
Dub Head - "Meatballs & Chilli Pepper" (original mix) - (5:11) 174 BPM
   
Minor Forms - "Udon" (original mix) - (4:55) 174 BPM
   
Ill Truth, Defex & Bluejay - "Uppin' The Ante" (original mix) - (5:32) 172 BPM
   
Molecular - "Nothing Is Everlasting" (feat MC Gusto - original mix) - (4:50) 172 BPM
   
ZeroZero - "Live 'til 86" (original mix) - (4:39) 172 BPM
   
Nymfo - "Unpleasant Surprise" (original mix) - (4:46) 175 BPM
   
Otoko - "Cheese" (original mix) - (5:12) 174 BPM
   
Jakart & Near - "Red Snapper" (original mix) - (4:36) 172 BPM
   
Sweetpea & Iris - "Revolution Not Televised" (original mix) - (5:15) 175 BPM
   
DLR - "County Lines" (original mix) - (4:53) 174 BPM
   
Universal Project - "Funk School" (original mix) - (5:11) 174 BPM
   
Teej & Scepticz - "Faith" (original mix) - (4:12) 175 BPM
   
Oli Lewis - "Acid Blotter Plane Crash Fodder" (original mix) - (5:13) 57 BPM
Review: Hello! DLR's Sofa Sound returns to the 'Sofa King Sick' series for a brand new chapter comprising 19 cuts from some of the brightest young minds and established talents across the jungle D&B spectrum. As always with the Sofa gang the vibe is warm, raw and very groove focused and the whole album is loaded with stark, dark contemporary treats. Highlights include the stern grit and drama of Submotive's 'Snowed In', the brazen futurism and moodiness of 'Uppin' The Ante' from Ill Truth, Defex and Bluejay and the siren-raising hype and soundsystem ruffage of 'Live Till 86' from ZeroZero. But that's just three of many many many killer tunes on here. Dig deep and sit comfortably!
SSDIGI 023
04 Aug 21
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Sampler 2: Sofa King Sick, Chapter 3
   
Submotive - "Snowed In" - (4:51) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dub Head - "Meatballs & Chilli Pepper" - (5:11) 174 BPM
SSDIGI 022
14 Jul 21
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Sampler 1: Sofa King Sick Chapter 3
   
DLR - "County Lines" - (4:57) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sweetpea & Iris - "Revolution Not Televised" - (5:18) 175 BPM
Review: Incoming! DLR's Sofa Sound reveal yet another serious 'Sofa King Sick' VA compendium and these are the first two tracks to sample. DLR takes the lead with his distinctive baggy groove. Laidback but dark and tense at the same time; no one has that groove science nailed quite like DLR. Next up we have a complete switch-flipping piece from Sweetpea and Iris. A tense, almost psychedelically edged piece with its modulating bassline and twisted layers, 'Revolution Not Televised' is strong enough to cancel all your streaming subscriptions and getting out to experience real life again. Stay tuned for more.
SSDIGI 021
07 Jul 21
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Perception Remixes
   
Perception (Molecular remix) - (4:24) 174 BPM
   
Perception (Trail & Dibby remix) - (4:07) 174 BPM
   
Perception (Otoko remix) - (5:16) 174 BPM
   
Perception (Wingz remix) - (4:31) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Perception (After Hours remix) - (4:15) 174 BPM
   
Perception (Melysma remix) - (5:24) 174 BPM
   
Perception (Liohness remix) - (5:10) 174 BPM
Review: Boom! One of the most hotly discussed and fervently entered remix competitions in dnb in recent times, DLR presents the talented winners. All exciting new-gen acts, some a little more familiar than others, each of these interpretations hits a different sweet spot. Highlights include the technoid tension of Liohness's deep and intense remix, an addictively bouncy twist from Wingz and a massive cyborg funk rendition from man of the moment Molecular. Each one of them a winner. Sound as many pounds.
SSDIGI 020
14 May 21
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Make My Mind Go EP
   
Make My Mind Go - (4:11) 172 BPM
   
DLR & Submotive - "Blipped On The Head" - (4:54) 172 BPM
   
Sufferation - (4:31) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Twisted - (4:33) 172 BPM
Review: One of drum & bass' premiere rolling kinds, DLR is back on his own Sofa Sound imprint exploring the contours of 174 with a furious feeling of experimentalism only created in the depths of his audio laboratory. The title track is an atmospheric masterpiece in dancefloor focused sound design, with rippling arrays of bouncing bass nodes that slam through the air in perfect choreography, the dancing partner to DLR's dastardly ambitions. 'Sufferation' is possibly the evilest on the EP, a twisted fluctuation of sound that carves a cavern through the frequency range with palpable hatred and anger; a truly scary piece of production. This EP is honestly unbelievable, and cements once more why DLR has the reputation that he does.
SS 008
09 Apr 21
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HotDog
   
WorkSet - (4:53) 172 BPM
   
Gest - (5:00) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
HotDog - (4:19) 172 BPM
   
TFATV - (4:33) 172 BPM
SSDIGI 019
12 Feb 21
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Beurs
   
Beurs - (4:40) 172 BPM
   
My Reality - (4:29) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Revan, AKA one-half of Ill Truth, and Parallel Identities, have joined forces on this mighty fine single for Sofa Sound. It's a tight, gritty release that takes the fractious ethos of DLR's imprint and injects it with tumbling tech textures, a venomous combo which is dying to be heard over a system. The B-side is the major standout, as 'My Reality' shapeshifts in form, morphing and moving with clear sophistication, a stunningly well-produced track that dives deep only to resurface with your head in its jaws. Big.
SSDIGI 018
29 Jan 21
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Skank EP
   
Skank - (4:59) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lost World - (4:55) 172 BPM
   
Jockey Disco - (5:12) 172 BPM
   
Energy - (4:32) 172 BPM
SSDIGI 017
01 Jan 21
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Hit The Target
   
Hit The Target - (5:34) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
DLR - "Nads" - (4:13) 174 BPM
Review: Does it get more legendary than DLR and Break? Not really, to be honest, and the pair have honed their rough yet precise, energetic dancefloor sound over a decade plus of hard work. DLR's Sofa Sound label has carved out its stylistic niche with aplomb since it was launched and this single is bang on the money, with the man himself dropping a single that's just as good as you'd expect. Break features on the a-side - 'Hit The Target'- which layers deeply satisfying rolling percussion over a choppy, jump-up infused bassline which oozes character and funk, an extremely hard balance to pull off and one that's been perfected here. They've also managed to incorporate the sounds of the German Stuka dive bomber from WW2, the instantly recognisable siren from which injects that extra element of aggression and fear. The b-side is even more venomous, with a spiralling bassline that twists in the knife with every turn, angled in its sharp edges and moody in its attitude. Unbelievable, Geoff.
SS 006
20 Nov 20
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Twenty-Two / Is This Now
   
Quadrant & Iris - "Twenty-Two" - (5:18) 173 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Is This Now - (5:01) 172 BPM
Played by: Hex
SSDIGI 016
09 Oct 20
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Squabble EP
   
Squabble - (4:14) 172 BPM
   
Cloud Cover - (4:16) 57 BPM
   
Mutation - (4:32) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Long Distance - (4:32) 57 BPM
SSDIGI 015
11 Sep 20
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Do Nothing EP
   
Do Nothing - (4:24) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Don't Think - (4:03) 175 BPM
   
Hustle Bustle - (4:53) 172 BPM
   
Corner Story - (4:24) 175 BPM
Review: The mighty Trex returns to Sofa Sound with some cold hard truths. "Do Nothing" sums up the apathy and darkness of our times thanks to its curmudgeonly bassline and nasty stabs. It's backed-up by three more curt messages: "Don't Think" follows the title track with a sewer-style bassline gurgling beneath icy shards of rave, "Hustle Bustle" throws a whole new chainsaw in the knife fight with its alien rasping low end revs before "Corner Story" brings the tale to a squidgy, messy weirded-up end. Right from the left hand side with sounds from another planet, once again Trex reminds us what's important in life.
SSDIGI 014
21 Aug 20
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Sofa King Sick Chapter 2
Various
   
Thematic - "TDM" - (4:11) 172 BPM
   
Scepticz - "Baja" - (4:05) 58 BPM
   
The Sauce - "Ultrasonic" - (4:56) 174 BPM
   
Zero T - "Jazz Tone" - (4:03) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Nuvaman - "Night" - (5:36) 174 BPM
   
M-zine - "Skulk" - (6:32) 172 BPM
   
Dunk - "Dead Slow" - (4:30) 172 BPM
   
Brain & ZeroZero - "Electronic Music" - (4:51) 173 BPM
   
DLR & Script & MC Fokus - "Perception" - (6:15) 174 BPM
   
Ill Truth - "Bait" - (4:11) 172 BPM
   
Phentix - "Back In Those Days" - (5:21) 174 BPM
   
Melinki & Trex - "Listen" - (5:35) 172 BPM
   
Jakart & KD - "Atman" - (5:14) 174 BPM
   
Trakker - "Boris" - (4:25) 174 BPM
   
War - "Duped" - (6:01) 58 BPM
   
Spinline - "Brighton" - (5:30) 174 BPM
   
Subtle Element - "Human Instinct" - (4:50) 57 BPM
   
Kodin - "Chronic" - (4:20) 172 BPM
Review: DLR's Sofa Sound label has become a pillar of the scene in barely a handful of years, and this week they're following up their previously successful Sofa King Sick compilation with a second edition, this one equally packed to the rafters with both new and old school talent. It's a tour-de-force of the tough side of the genre and it's exemplified by 'Baja', courtesy of Scepticz, a Belgian producer who knows his way around the controls and who proves it once more, as jagged synth lines cut across its snapping, two-step arrangement with all the force and subtlety of an underground train. Kodin makes an appearance on the superbly gruff 'Chronic', whilst The Sauce get deeper than usual on 'Ultrasonic'. Quintessential drum & bass that makes for essential listening.
SSDIGI 013A
26 Jun 20
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Sofa King Sick Chapter 2 (Sampler 2)
   
Spinline - "Brighton" - (5:30) 174 BPM
   
Scepticz - "Baja" - (4:05) 58 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
SSDIGI 012
05 Jun 20
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Sofa King Sick Chapter 2 (Sampler 1)
   
DLR, Script & MC Fokus - "Perception" - (6:15) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Thematic - "TDM" - (4:11) 172 BPM
Played by: Hex
SSDIGI 011
29 May 20
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Cyclotron
   
Cyclotron (original mix) - (5:22) 172 BPM
Played by: Mindstate
SSDIGI 010
27 Mar 20
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Fractals
   
Axiomatic - (5:54) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Fractals - (5:14) 172 BPM
   
Scrutinise - (6:09) 172 BPM
Review: M-Zine is a Belgian producer who has been popping up in all the right places for a number of years now, building his profile up and raising the bar of his production capabilities. Dispatch, Utopia, Lifestyle and more lie in his past and now Sofa Sound is in his present, DLR's imprint and one which just gets it right, time and time again. Fractals is bent, broken and ragged, a forceful expression of tangled sonics and a three-tracker which starts hard and doesn't stop. 'Axiomatic' is relentless and pounding, a tunnel of blackish movement which you travel down at full speed, with the lights off and the seatbelt round your neck. There's something satisfying, almost Techno-esque, about tracks which are this consistent and it's a highlight from an absurdly good release.
SSDIGI 009
10 Jan 20
Drum & Bass / Jungle
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New Era
   
New Era - (5:32) 174 BPM
   
Ill Truth - "Signing Out" - (6:03) 172 BPM
   
Ill Truth - "The Syndicate" - (4:31) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Coming in hot on DLR's Sofa Sound, the duo of the moment that is Ill Truth, fresh off the back of their Flexout EP, are landing with a proper stomper. Combining the Sofa Sound mantra of hard hitting, funky beats with their own tendency for low-frequency oscillation, Jay & Haden have smashed this one out the part. The title track features DLR & Gusto and is excellent, but it's on track three 'The Syndicate' that the release hits its peak, as riotous percussion murders its way through bars of pure energy to hit its optimum conclusion. No doubt this one will be getting played a lot across the airwaves.
SSDIGI 008
29 Nov 19
Drum & Bass / Jungle
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Jelly Fish
   
Jelly Fish - (4:52) 174 BPM
   
Bass Face - (6:05) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Sofa Sound specialises in raw percussive power and stripped back, barebones vibes that are best experienced in a dingy, packed out basement. Those are the only environments in which the utter dirtiness of DLR's curation properly hits you, dirtiness like that offered up by the Ukrainian Dub Head on this stellar single. 'Jelly Fish' is classic Sofa Sound, with a funky yet powerful drum line that skips and sslides through a murky undercurrent of basses, constructed with a groaning, wobbling sense of intent. 'Bass Face' is aptly named and you can expect to be pulling one when you hear its jagged edges and cutting, biting progression. More excellence from the Bristolian label.
SSDIGI 007
01 Nov 19
Drum & Bass / Jungle
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Mr Robot/The Click
   
Mr Robot (feat Aioli) - (4:31) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Click - (4:50) 175 BPM
Review: The Sauce are one of the most exciting production outfits to emerge for a while, probably because they're not new at all: instead, it's DLR, Hydro and Spinback from Total Science. These three have decades of combined production experience between them and it shows, with both cuts just rolling out in bloody sublime fashion. 'Mr Robot' has been doing the rounds for a while and was featured in the recent Sofa Sound promo mix, its twisting tendrils of force spinning in unmistakeable fashion. 'The Click' is spookier and more stripped back, with ghostly basses that wobble in all the right places. More classic Sofa Sounds from the Bristol crew.
SS 005
11 Oct 19
Drum & Bass / Jungle
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Terminal Madness/The Same Step
   
Terminal Madness - (5:46) 172 BPM
   
DLR - "The Same Step" - (4:43) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: DLR is having an absolute tear this year, and Sofa Sound seems like it's certain to be one fo the genre-defining labels of the next several years. His own productions are the bedrock of its success and he's back on his own imprint with this delicious single, the A-side of which features Hybris. 'Terminal Madness' is glitchy, precise and futuristic with a stuttering drum pattern, whilst the flip is classic, rolling and murky DLR - a torn, ripping bassline and crispy drums. Unreal.
SSDIGI 006
06 Sep 19
Drum & Bass / Jungle
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Escape Plan/Landing
   
Escape Plan - (4:12) 57 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Landing - (4:23) 172 BPM
SSDIGI 005
26 Jul 19
Drum & Bass / Jungle
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Artworld
   
Signal & DLR & ABIS - "Artworld" - (5:12) 174 BPM
   
ABIS & DLR - "Deeper Understanding" - (5:15) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Signal, DLR and Abis is an absolutely vicious combination that blends sparse rolling funk and frenetic neurofunk, with fantastic results. This might be the techiest release so far on DLR's Sofa Sound label and we're loving it, with both cuts packing a mix of penetrating synth lines underpinned by pulsating low frequency action. 'Artworld' is the heavier of the two but it doesn't feel overproduced, instead it feels clean, powerful and incredibly precise with everything exactly where it should be. 'Deeper Understanding' rests more on DLR's stylistic base, with one of the best second drops we've heard in ages. The Sofa strikes again...
SS 004
07 Jun 19
Drum & Bass / Jungle
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Sofa King Sick Chapter 1
Various
   
M-zine - "Reverie" - (4:58) 170 BPM
   
SubMarine & Scepticz - "Shingoki" - (7:04) 174 BPM
   
DLR & Black Barrel & Hydro - "Things Change" - (5:44) 174 BPM
   
Ill Truth - "Catch A Break" - (5:04) 172 BPM
   
Nuvaman - "Amnesia" - (4:58) 58 BPM
   
Dub Head - "Groove It" - (5:13) 174 BPM
   
Quadrant - "Offset" - (5:40) 173 BPM
   
DLR & Script - "El Mosquito" - (6:19) 172 BPM
   
Thematic - "Return" - (4:12) 172 BPM
   
Trex - "Falling Down" - (5:54) 174 BPM
   
DLR & Hoppa - "A World That Looked The Same" - (5:15) 172 BPM
   
Hybris - "Arbio Barbio" - (4:58) 172 BPM
   
Subtle Element - "L.M.F" - (4:35) 174 BPM
   
Brain - "The Voyager" - (6:00) 173 BPM
   
DLR & Break & Randall - "Song & Dance VIP" - (4:13) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Getting you to more places than the Docklands Light Railway ever could, DLR takes his Sofa around the world and stops off at the homes and studios of some of the most exciting new generation artists. Every direction you check its severe roller situation as each participant step up with their finest. Highlights include the outlandish grizzles of Submarine & Scepticz's "Shingoki", the hair raising wriggles and flabby funk on Ill Truth on "Catch A Break", the infectious steppy late 90s buzzes of bossman DLR and Script's "El Mosquito" and the lush jazzy flurries of Trex's "Falling Down"... but that's just scratching the surface, the whole Sofa king thing is immense.
SFS 001
05 Apr 19
Drum & Bass / Jungle
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Sofa King Sick, Chapter 1 (LP Sampler)
   
Ill Truth - "Catch A Break" - (5:04) 172 BPM
   
DLR & Black Barrel & Hydro - "Things Change" - (5:44) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: DLR's Sofa Sound imprint has been taking the D&B world by storm the last year or so, his penchant for rough sounds and deep scene links making him the perfect curator for a vision of his own. Helping him out in this endeavour are a range of artists, many of whom are on the forthcoming Sofa King Sick LP which this single is giving you a taste of. Ill Truth step up with 'Catch A Break', a weirdly futuristic track with a bouncing, bubbly bassline that feels submerged yet powerful in all the right ways. Finishing off the sampler is the dream team - AKA DLR, Black Barrel and Hydro - with 'Things Change'. This track is off the chain good, with snapping drums and a distorted yet precise back end. Just go listen to it.
SFSAMP 001
29 Mar 19
Drum & Bass / Jungle
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CTS
   
CTS - (5:29) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Condensed - (5:08) 174 BPM
Review: Fresh from celebrating their first year of business, DLR's Sofa Sounds settles into another cosy year with Toulouse roller merchant Mateba. Adding to the legacy of mates such as Redeyes and Monty (and many other on point Toulouse talents) Mateba cuts straight to the chase with the glitchy, twitchy guitar plucking wriggler "CTS" before sending us deep down the bruised bass rabbit hole on the tunnelling viber "Condensed". Watch out for those delicious old school pads midway... Sweeter than condensed milk (and a million times healthier). Sofa so gosh darned good.
SSDIGI 004
30 Nov 18
Drum & Bass / Jungle
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Not Too Late/Trick
   
Not Too Late - (5:58) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
DLR & Hydro - "Trick" - (4:52) 57 BPM
Review: We're pleased to bringing you this pack of drum driven weight as the epic trio of DLR, Hydro and WAR who combine courtesy of Sofa Sound for a bass heavy showdown. The first of the two tracks involved is a certified roller by the name of 'Not Too Late'. This one is packed to the brim with lethal electronic synth expanses and drum designs. On the flip, the pressure doesn't let up as 'Trick' strips the compositional styles back into a super groovy bag of creativity, with original synthetic sounds flying left right and centre. Excellent work!
SS 003
19 Oct 18
Drum & Bass / Jungle
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Meltdown/Space Worm
   
Meltdown - (5:53) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Space Worm - (5:17) 172 BPM
Review: For this electric two track, Dub Head joins forces with Worm Sofa Sound to great effect as he brings two heavily percussive twists to the table. We begin with the extremely subtle reese textures of 'Meltdown' which glisten in and around the mix amidst a showering of haunted arpeggios, sharp drum processing and expanding bass patterns. On the flip side we are given the more stripped back landscaping of 'Space', which through its more minimal texture allows the crispy rice cymbals and siren like leaf synth sounds to apparate amongst the mix, providing some spicy flavours.
SSDIGI 003
03 Aug 18
Drum & Bass / Jungle
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Song & Dance/Modules
   
Break, DLR & Randall - "Song & Dance" - (5:40) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
DLR & Ulterior Motive - "Modules" - (5:06) 172 BPM
SS002S
25 May 18
Drum & Bass / Jungle
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Electronic Heroin/Another Chance
   
Electronic Heroin - (5:39) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
DLR - "Another Chance" - (5:19) 172 BPM
Played by: Mystical Sound
SSDIGI 002
11 May 18
Drum & Bass / Jungle
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Still Warm
   
Still Warm - (5:03) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hyperion - (5:53) 174 BPM
SSDIGI 001
02 Mar 18
Drum & Bass / Jungle
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Ghostfish
   
Ghostfish - (6:00) 173 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Donat Make Sense - (4:55) 172 BPM
Played by: Eastcolors
Review: One of the most respected producers in the game, Bristol-based DLR joins the new label community with his own signature brand. With a distinctive imagery complementing his singular, snub-nosed signature, this launch release is a perfect statement of intent; "Ghostfish" worms with rasping bassline menace that refuses to quit in a way you might have expected to hear from Die around the late 90s. "Don't Make Sense" takes us down a more twisted path with rising FX and a twisted bass tones and drums so well chiselled you could save a layer of skin of your face just by reading this description. Sofa so good, right?
SS 001
27 Oct 17
Drum & Bass / Jungle
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