Concord Dawn

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New Zealand-based drum-'n'-bass production duo.
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Singles & EPs

WARM044 Concord Dawn - Lithograph album art Need For Mirrors & Concord Dawn Need For Mirrors & Concord Dawn - Lithograph(12", Single, gol) Warm Communications WARM044 UK 2016 Sell This Version
FOKUZ084 Concord Dawn - Just Because / Willow Grain album art Air.K & Cephei / Need For Mirrors & Concord Dawn Air.K & Cephei / Need For Mirrors & Concord Dawn - Just Because / Willow Grain(12") Fokuz Recordings FOKUZ084 Netherlands 2016 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

TwilightDIR002 Concord Dawn - Twilight album art Concord Dawn Twilight(CD, Comp, Mixed) Uprising Records TwilightDIR002 New Zealand 2008 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

PROMO Concord Dawn - Never Give Up On Love album art Concord Dawn Never Give Up On Love(CDr, Promo) Universal PROMO New Zealand 2006 Sell This Version
RISE032 Concord Dawn - Loophole / Hendricks album art Concord Dawn Loophole / Hendricks(2xFile, FLAC) Uprising Records RISE032 New Zealand 2013
none Concord Dawn Dregs(File, MP3, 320) Not On Label none 2015
Concord Dawn - Willow Grain / 808 Mindstate album art Need For Mirrors & Concord Dawn Need For Mirrors & Concord Dawn - Willow Grain / 808 Mindstate Fokuz Recordings Netherlands 2016
BMT038 Concord Dawn - Technodrome / Metallic album art Need For Mirrors & Concord Dawn Need For Mirrors & Concord Dawn - Technodrome / Metallic(2xFile, MP3, 320) Blu Mar Ten Music BMT038 UK 2016
WARM044 Concord Dawn - Lithograph album art Need For Mirrors & Concord Dawn Need For Mirrors & Concord Dawn - Lithograph(3xFile, MP3, 320) Warm Communications WARM044 US 2016

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redblooded

redblooded

July 11, 2018
edited 10 months ago
Concord Dawn is probably the only act outside of the UK to get respect from within that scene.
phuriphonics

phuriphonics

April 30, 2005
edited over 14 years ago
Flying the flag for New Zealand drum n bass. Last year I spent the winter snowboarding in New Zeland and my then housemate played me Concord Dawn's self-titled debut album. It was basic, stark, dark and to the point. Musical riffs, melodies and rhythms were utilised in a simplistic and brutal style - bedroom music at its best. Since then I've only heard the odd mp3 or copy, but what I've heard brings a smile to my face. 'Raining Blood' is a homage to Slayer that even Amon Tobin can't match (on his Player - Angel of Theft 12"), whilst "Escher" is a synth driven techno rinsing reminiscent of the Hong Kong/France alliance Technasia. But it is a undonbtedly a nod towards drum n bass slalwart Dillinja, that Concord Dawn best exemplify their need for bowel trembling BASS, quirky melodies and catchy repetitive vocals as heard on 'Don't Tell Me'.
Check these guys out, before you get left behind with the Bad Company wannabes!
Raijin

Raijin

February 26, 2005
edited over 14 years ago
Very original sound in the DnB genre. I've heard everything from atmospheric, ambient stuff to grating, dark industrial. I'm glad they've started to receive some of the recognition that they deserve in the past few years. First time i heard their material was when Bad Company spun "Morning Light" on a mainfloor set with a 150K rig. That buzz-saw bassline shook the venue so hard it blurred your vision.

Personally, i've never heard a release by these guys that i can say i don't like, but if i had to choose a few out of what i have heard, then Shinkansen, Vengeance, Take Me Away, and Morning Light are the best.

"Please don't cry... In the mornin' light..."
Ulikunkel

Ulikunkel

May 5, 2004
First of all I would like to sincerely thank Concord for their ,,Escher" track. I mean it is not often that one finds one of their favorite musicians making a tune devoted to ones favorite artist... And the thing is this track totally gets the mind-morphing effect the veiwer experiences while contemplating a Escher-picture.

Much is to said about these artists as well, If you like industrial dark-ambient D&B then these guys are right up your allie! They mix musical dark ambient with hard industrial drum and bass and they do such good work that they should be filed under Trance, even though they are D&B simply because of their ability to make one lose himself for some time, while listening to their tracks. Tracks to look for: Aurora , Mars (concord dawn vs. black sun Empire), Autopsy (with friction), And last but not least the D.kay remix of concord´s Bad bones is really something!!
Fifty five thumbs up, out of a possible five, Concord I bestow on thee the title of my favorite D&B group.

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