New releases on the way – Kyam, Dissident, Code

Good news !

Currently in production and due for a release at the end of October / early November is a 12″ vinyl release on by Welsh producer Kyam. We already featured his excellent “NOLA” track on the ‘Decade In Breakbeat’ compilation and now it’s time for his first solo release, featuring 3 fresh tunes – “Sigh”, “Fernweh” and “Trinket”. Audio previews coming soon!

We’re also pleased to announce a joint 12″ vinyl release with like-minded St. Petersberg based label Opposide (run by Dissident). The ‘Ecstatic Gloom’ release will see us re-release one of our favourite tracks from the Subtle Audio back catalog – Dissident’s weird n funky “Universe Eat Universe”. And, on the flip, Opposide will feature an eerie, creepy track from their vaults by Code called ‘Dark Nights’ (previously released on their CD compilation ‘Double Your Displeasure’). You can also expect this one to drop within a month or so – just in time for Halloween Oooooooooooo (!)

Elysian Boundary EP – beats for a good cause

Just in case you hadn’t heard, we recently collaborated with two other labels we really respect on a 3×12″ vinyl release titled the ‘Elysian Boundary’. The idea for the release was initially proposed by Simon Hesford (7th Storey Projects) as a way of celebrating the life of his mother Elaine who passed away in May 2017. With all the proceeds set to benefit charity we were on board straight away (as were the Scientific Wax stable). At the time of writing (after a great response from the D&B / Jungle community) 2 separate donations of £1788 have been made to Macmillan Cancer Support and Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. Even at this late stage there are still a few copies of the vinyl available if you want to support —> scientific-wax-subtle-audio-7th-storey-projects-3×12-limited-vinyl/

Here’s the official 7th Storey Projects press release (audio clips via Soundcloud below too) …

“7th Storey Projects, Subtle Audio and Scientific Wax join forces to proudly present ‘Elysian Boundary’, a 3-disc, vinyl-only journey through drum & bass and jungle. Featuring 6 epic tracks from some of the scene’s best-loved and most talented artists, including Equinox, Nebula, Code, Mecca, Drum Cypha & Mantra and Fushara.

This very special release was inspired by the death of my mother last year, and as such, all profits from this release will be donated to Cancer Support and Children’s charities whom she supported during her life – so your support will not only be hugely appreciated by the artists and labels, but will also help raise money for some very worthy causes. All tracks have been mastered and cut by Beau Thomas at Ten Eight Seven Mastering, pressed at Optimal:Media in Germany and sleeved with art by the one and only Tim Reaper.

Although the release is being spearheaded by 7th Storey Projects – it simply could not have been possible without the enthusiasm of the artists and the participation of the Subtle Audio and Scientific Wax labels. A host of industry personnel contributed their time and resources to help in the complicated task of bringing this release to fruition. Words can barely express how grateful we are to everyone who has been involved.

To quote Code @ Subtle Audio: “A Junglist celebrates, grieves and remembers through amen, so we said it in the way we know best”.

Many thanks Simon, 7th Storey Projects, January 2018.”

Code – Subtle Audio Show live on Jungletrain – August 21st 2016

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Tracklist :
1. Spirit – Pace (Fresh 86)
2. Mystic Moods – Shakout (Mystic Moods)
3. Dwarde – ????? ‘Set Your Soul On Fire’ (Unreleased)
4. Tango – Understand (Creative Wax)
5. Senses – Solanges Knuckle (Unreleased)
6. Cyantific – All Points West (Hospital)
7. Champa B – Glue Sniffer (Pestilence – Holotype)
8. Special Touch (Alpha Omega & Marc Mac) – I Need (Battle Of The Breaks – Reinforced)
9. Nebula – Reactions (Nebula Bandcamp)
10. Ulterior Motive – Frozen Sky (Reinforced)
11. Digital & Spirit – Void (Phantom Audio)
12. Champa B – Torment (Scientific Wax)
13. DJ Die – Clear Skyz (Full Cycle)
14. Ricky Force – Celestial (Naphta Remix) (Criterion)
15. ASC – Fresh (Offshore)
16. dgoHn – Ralph (Love Love – Unreleased)
17. Breakage – Reach Out (Breakin)
18. Mutt – It’s Pouring Again (Threading Water – Inside)
19. Paradox + DMR – Abstraction (Certificate 18)
20. Naibu – Aki VIP (Naibu Bandcamp)
21. Recon – Storm Shadow (Unreleased)
22. Equinox – Barcelona 2 ????? (Unreleased)
23. Speak – Stone Giants (A Decade In Breakbeat – Subtle Audio)
24. Total Science – Method (CIA)
25. Mecca & Code – Ice World (Subtle Audio)
26. Recon & Paragon – Odyssey Dawn (Unreleased)
27. Dub One – The Great Ship (Scientific Wax – Unreleased)


Dissident – “Overself Archipelago”, the video !

Dissident is a real artist in our eyes – someone that steps back from the cliches and takes the time to sculpt his own sound and direction. And now he shows he’s not only adept in the field of sonics but in the visual realm too. Check this video he made for his track “Overself Archipelago” which has just been released on the ‘Decade In Breakbeat’ CD compilation – available now from our store —>

A Decade In Breakbeat – Mix Competiton


With the release of our ‘Decade In Breakbeat’ compilation imminent, we’ve been thinking of ways to celebrate our 10 years in this music game, and, what better way to celebrate than hand over to the people that have kept us alive over those 10 years – the supporters.

So, here’s the idea…

We’re inviting you to put together an hour long mix of Subtle Audio tunes released on vinyl, CD or as a digital download over the last 10 years or so. We’ll give the winner a free copy of the new ‘Decade In Breakbeat’ compilation release on vinyl and CD. AND – the winners mix will also be posted on the Subtle Audio site. We will also be posting 2 others mixes we like, so why not have a go !

Now, just to spell it out a bit more…

  1. Mixes should be a minimum of 60 minutes in length
  2. Deadline for entries is Friday July 22nd at 6pm GMT
  3. ONLY music from the Subtle Audio back calatog should feature in the mix. This means you can’t include music from our sub-label Bustle Beats 😉
  4. Please upload your entry to WeTransfer – and add our email address : info AT subtleaudiorecordings dot com
  5. ^ Don’t forget to replace the ‘AT’ with @ and the ‘dot’ with one of these .
  6. Not three of these …
  7. Just one of these .


Code – Subtle Audio Show, live on Jungletrain – Jan 25th 2015

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Tracklist :
1. Optical – Dark Skies (Metro)
2. Fracture – The Breaks (C.I.A)
3. Dub One – The Funky Junky (Unreleased)
4. 4 Hero – A Better Place (Marcus Intalex & ST Files Remix) (Reinforced)
5. Fellowship – Comin On Strong (Defunked)
6. Omni Trio – Torn (Moving Shadow)
7. Jazz Vibes – Sax (Strictly Underground)
8. Drummotive – Tomorrow (Next Phase Vol I Album – Next Phase)
9. Calibre – Vice (“Musique Concrete” Album – Creative Source)
10. Loxy & Resound – Paradigms (Platinum Breakz IV – Metalheadz)
11. Jason oS – Flatline (Nostalgic Futurisms – Modern Urban Jazz)
12. Neotech (Dom & Ed Rush) – Terminal (Moving Shadow)
13. Nebula – Astronomy (Unreleased)
14. Primary Motive (Danny C & Mike Pears) – ??? (“Lord Of The Null Lines” loop) (Unreleased)
15. DJ Future – When We Go VIP (“Forbidden Codes” Album – 117)
16. Nolige – Cold One (“Alliance Of Science” Album – Scientific Wax)
17. Loxy & Ink – Shine (“Twisted 3rd Mind” EP – Metalheadz)
18. Deep Blue – Coral (Spirit Remix) (Offshore)
19. Cursa – Deep Respone (Pessimist Remix) (Hustle Audio)
20. Photek – Trans 7 (“Modus Operandi – Science)
21. Angelzero – Distress (Thermal)
22. Goreteks – Tibetan (Eastern Promise)
23. D4 (Digital) – Bad Acid (Deep Red)
24. Ruff With The Smooth – Twisted Girl (Basement)
25. Jay Majik – Needlepoint Majik (Metalheadz)
26. Eschaton & Enjoy – Isolation (Symbiosis Album – Omni Music)

Code – Subtle Audio Show on Jungletrain – February 19th 2009

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Tracklist :
1. Dissident – Unwritten Book (Counter Intelligence)
2. Seba – In The Sun (Offshore)
3. Jonny L – Threading (XL Recordings)
4. Sum One – Sad Spirits Meditation (Planet Mu)
5. Antidote – Subordination (Unreleased)
6. Madcap & Wilsh – Vacate (Syncopathic)
7. Insight – Cicada Rock (Unreleased)
8. 0=0 – In Your Eyes (Unreleased)
9. Beta 2 & Zero Tolerance – Forgotten (Bassbin)
10. D Kay – The Prophet (Biotic)
11. Bizzy B – Darkside (Planet Mu)
12. Nebula – Jah Lightning (Scientific Wax Retro)
13. Alaska – Shiver (Arctic)
14. Source Direct – Web Of Sin (Metalheadz)
15. Macc & dgoHn – Mustard Greens (Some Shit Saaink – Subtle Audio)
16. Miracle FX – My Visions (Reinforced)
17. ASC – Cassini (Covert Operations)
18. Commix – Underwater Scene (Soul:R)
19. Jason oS – The Mirror (Unreleased)
20. Senses – Lysis (Horizons)
21. Sub – Skadi (Nebula Blue Notes Remix) (Subtle Audio)
22. Cyantific – Quiet Star (Hospital)
23. Electrosoul System – Nine Planets (Kos.Mos)
24. Photek – Rings Around Saturn (Photek)
25. Nebula – Frame Of Reference (Subtle Audio)