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  1. Drum&Bass Arena Awards 2019 | Vote Critical

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    It’s that time again. We hope you have enjoyed what we have done over the past 12 months, from the releases to the events and the DJ sets. If you want to support please vote for Critical and its acts in the DNBA awards.


  2. Kasra – Essential Mix – BBC Radio 1

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    On Friday July 20th 2019 Kasra’s Essential Mix was aired on BBC Radio 1.

    It was a real honour to be asked to contribute to the Essential Mix series, and I wanted to do the opportunity justice by putting together a mix that represents what is important to me about this music. Over the 2 hours there’s the tunes that got me into DNB, some of my favourite Critical classics from across the years as well as a lot of what makes up my DJ sets in 2019, which includes alot of unreleased music! I’m excited to hear what people think, to me its an honest snapshot of exciting underground drum and bass in 2019. Kasra 

    Listen back here

  3. Introducing Fade Black, formally known as Shyun & Cruk

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    Over the last 3 years the names Shyun & Cruk have become synonymous with some of the most future-thinking drum & bass to have emerged from the new wave of producers breaking throughout the scene.

    Progressing from early releases on more fledgling labels it was in 2017 that Critical first picked up on their emerging talents, releasing music on the Binary and Systems series and solo releases on Critical itself. Culminating in their huge collaborative ‘See It Our Way’ EP released in February this year, Andy & Nick have now taken the decision to combine their skills to form a new allegiance; introducing Fade Black, formally known as Shyun & Cruk.

    “We just enjoy making tunes together, and feel we do it better with a couple beers and a bit of banter in the studio, so after much talk, we decided we wanna do this music thing together.

    But this doesn’t mean compromise in any way, we’re working smarter and faster than ever before and are going to be bringing you the best blend of both our styles in this new project, more future and forward thinking than we’ve ever been.” – Fade Black 2019

    To celebrate their brand new project Fade Black are giving away their epic new track ‘Unknown’. Listen below or click here to get it.

    fade Black - 'Unknown' - free track

  4. Digital and Social Media Content Creator

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    Critical Music is looking for a digital and social media content creator to join us. The job would involve the overseeing of digital marketing campaigns, asset creation and social media management. Candidates should be able to show a keen eye for design and aesthetic, as well as a good knowledge of:

    Adobe Photoshop & Photography


    After Effects and Videography

    Applicants must also have a solid understanding of Social Networking Platforms.

    Previous formal experience not essential, a desire to work hard and be part of a team is.

    The role will involve elements of travel so a valid passport is essential.

    UK based with a preference to London or Brighton.

    Please apply by sending over a C.V and relevant examples of work to

    Salary information on application.



    We’ve commissioned some special edition Summer Sonics t-shirts ahead of our Summer Sonics BBQ on the 26th May!
    Men & women’s tees are available to buy.

    Order between now and th 14th and you’ll get yours before the big day (UK buyers only)

    Men’s tee: Click here to order
    Womens tee: Click here to order

  6. Halogenix announces departure from Ivy Lab

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    “After five incredible years, I have decided to hang up my Ivy Lab hat to focus on my output as Halogenix”

    Read the full article over at UKF

    Stay tuned for a new Halogenix EP coming soon on Criical and fret not this is not the end of Ivy Lab, they will continue on producing and DJing as a duo.

    Ivy Lab ’20 Questions’

  7. InsideInfo & Kasra form new project – Circuits

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    Circuits is the new collaborative project from InsideInfo and Kasra. Two artists coming from different angles sharing a similar musical grounding to create minimal but heavyweight drum & bass.
    The ‘Coming Through EP‘ is the first of several releases planned for 2018 and beyond.

    Read an exclusive interview with Kasra & InsideInfo over on UKF