Nebula (8)Dance Musik

Label:Scientific Wax Retro – SWR009
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Red Translucent
Style:Drum n Bass, Jungle


A1Dance Musik
B1Cosmic Blue

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℗ & © 2019 Scientific Wax Retro

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): 25192 1A SWR 009 A Lawrie@CURVEPUSHER
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): 25192 1B SWR 009 B Lawrie@CURVEPUSHER -"MORE RETROISM BEATS 2019"-



  • Pleinmont's avatar
    Great 4 tracker and following on from the last high quality Retro release.
    Whilst the amens are large on this one the track for me is Cosmic Blue - beautiful tune with a Flytronix feel.
    Really reminds me of the old Hyper On Experience/Bukem tune Consciousness that never got a release but fresh for 2019.
    • Old_Boy's avatar
      Edited 5 years ago
      sounds like he's using photek's dolphin sample on dance musik
      great ep btw employing some nice drum editing and deft use of keyboards. almost on par with the once great mr parkes
      • Collector_Cave_Guy's avatar
        Edited 5 years ago
        This EP has so much going for it in my humble opinion. Just look at that lovely orangey red vinyl with stunning centre labels and you get the feeling this might be quite good.

        After battening down the hatches I immersed myself in Nebulas world of haunting pads, complex beats and hypnotic arrangements. This four tracker is huge in the headphones and large on those speakers, feeling very mature and sounding effortless. And I have to say this could be one of his best releases to date.

        'Dance Musik' starts with real sparkle and the energy is fizzing within a few bars. The synth notes are from the future, the beats snappy and that bass is moody. After 8 bars the atmosphere is tight and its about to get rough.

        Amens are Nebulas weapon, and he wields them with precision, blending in that chunky bass, battering you like a chip shop fish. The Amens are magnificent on this tune, swaying about with so much groove. Very quickly this track grabs you and plunges you into deeper realms as sounds spiral around creating mystical soundscapes. What a tune

        'Artcore' has definitely got that old school feel to it, being uplifting but rugged at the same time. The pads and samples used are euphoric, searching and dreamlike. The Amen is crunchy, weighty and has a lovely swing to it also. The bass is so heavy on this track too, with rich booming subs attacking you. The track develops with beautiful elements washing over you, melencholy notes floating around; its magical and deep. The track is hastily stripped back and that huge Amen comes rumbling through as this track develops further. The beats get more psychedelic, with more atmosphere and haunting notes filtering through the haze. A proper beat rinse out.

        "Cosmic Blue' is a perfect track for me with mesmerising little melodies cascading across that luscious breakbeat. Flutes flutter in, with plucked strings and echoed vocal textures. The sound is rich, silky and incredibly up-lifting. What I love is this track could send you to sleep or get you pumped on the floor with that rolling rhythm and deep ass bass. A tune LTJ Bukem would be proud of. When those pads drop at around 4 minutes it completes the track for me. Utter class

        '160' completes this delight of a release, getting back to the future 94, style. The simple looped keys, slightly speed up vocal and gentle notes are quickly joined by a mighty Amen that has so much bass under it, it feels as if its about to explode as the breaks shuffle sweetly.

        At 3 minutes the drop unleashes more bass and utter badness as those chopped beats pepper you like an M16. Its utterly ridiculous how hard that break is. Its gettin dark side as pads and strings are introduced, creating a John Carpenter type dystopian mood to build to an almighty climax and the Amens are chopped again, seeming even heavier. Oh my this is big.

        Nebula is fast becoming one of the greats from the Scientific Age of D&B, demonstrating that once again he knows how to do rough with the smooth style releases with such poise and technical ability. What a great back catalogue this man has.


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