Polish-born Venice Calypso broke onto the radar with a stellar contribution to 2011’s Synesthesia #1, where his track ‘Drifting’ received support across the board and was described by XLR8R as, “Next level club music”. For this his debut solo EP he channels UK bass influences as well as a love for Detroit techno like DBX and Underground Resistance. The result is three gritty slabs of machine music punctured by his signature syncopated ear for rhythm. It’s music for dark rooms, late at night. Read more
Big line up in East London this weekend for the launch of Venice Calypso’s debut solo EP on Senseless. Check out his killer tracks on the first Synesthesia from last year HERE. We’ve teamed up with Destroy Culture (http://www.destroyculture.biz/) and fashion website Flash Fads (http://www.flashfads.com/) to bring a full night of cutting edge music and fashion to a basement club in East London. Give the Olympics a rest and get involved.
Support from: Oneman, Martelo, Doc Daneeka, Slackk, Om Unit, Murderbot, Akira Kiteshi, Cardopusher, Kanji Kinetic, Ikonika, Hackman, Optimum, Kid606+++
XLR8R – “Next Level Club Music”
Oneman (Rinse/FWD) “Love the dub of Arctic”
Slackk (Numbers): ‘”ARCTIC DEVIL MIX IS FUCKING AMAZING’
Murderbot (Planet Mu): “The Venice Calypso Tunguska track is fucking PHENOMENAL”
Ltd Edition of 250 Vinyl with hand screen printed sleeve and art print insert and digital.
The first release ties together three tracks all at around 130BPM which look to the past while sounding like the future. Shades of classic electro, grime and rave in the oven and it smells good.
A. Venice Calypso – Drifting
Futuristic electro bass blaster, as featured by Brenmar in The Fader. An incredible debut release from this London based Polish producer.
AA. Rossi B & Luca – Turbo Island
London grime legends (Planet Mu/ARMY/Havy Artillery) who have been producing certified grime hits for over a decade drop it down low to 130BPM for this energetic new school meets old school workout.
AAA The Phantom – Arctic (Devil Mix)
The Phantom follws last year’s smash EP with his debut vinyl release pays tribute to Wiley’s beatless Devil mixes from grime’s golden age but updates it with cinematic tropical flair.
The Phantom – Arctic (Vocal) The original with full beats and vocal samples.
Venice Calypso – Tunguska The perfect soundtrack to an electronic tribal ceremony.
Song (olfacoception // smell)
Currently residing in Australia, UK born Graffiti artist Gloom has spent many years travelling the globe painting trains, walls and anything else that he can make his canvas. His vibrant, colourful style makes his graffiti stand out amongst the rest.
Project Info: Synesthesia = Five Years // Five Senses
Celebrating five years of international bass exploration Senseless Records presents Synesthesia: a vivid spectrum of colours, shapes and textures drawn together into two pallets, one sonic and one visual to create five very special releases; a series of strictly ltd. Edition (of 250) 12″ records with hand screen printed sleeves and an art print insert created by an exciting collection of international visual artists, each offering their take on one of the five senses. Cutting edge bass on each release from Senseless artists, new discoveries and legendary producers who have inspired the label. Confirmed contributors include Poirier, Rossi B & Luca, Oris J, Stereotyp, Cardopusher, Pacheko, DJ Eastwood, Phantom and JTRP but we’ll announce the full line up for each record only as each is released.
Summer 2011 marks five years of Senseless Records, five years since the soundsystem culture of Leeds, UK inspired Sarantis to press up his first white label grime EP. In that time we’ve searched the UK and far beyond for international heat reaching out from Warsaw to Caracas. We’ve released almost twenty EPs and two albums of technicolour bass music from an extended family of artists including vocalists like Max Romeo, Warrior Queen, Badness, Foreign Beggars and YT and producers like Jack Sparrow, Starkey, Ghosttown, Phantom, Kanji Kinetic, Brackles, MRK1, Pocz & Pacheko and many more.