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20 Years Of Underground Sonics – The Album

Compilation albums have a special place in my heart and to mark our birthday year I really wanted to release a project that was distinctive and exciting. An album that showcases the diversity of the label, the talents of the many artists we work with and ties together the threads and themes the producers explore.

The 22 exclusive tracks here are a perfect snapshot of the sound that Critical is wanting to be at the forefront of : Underground drum and bass in many different forms but always with that cutting edge.

The physical album is a strictly limited edition 6 piece vinyl box set with artwork designed by Steiner Grafik. The box itself is beautiful with silver ink printed on both the inside and outer shell, the records are pressed on 120gsm virgin vinyl and the 6th plate has a special etching to commemorate the birthday.

We have a deluxe version too which is limited to 100 copies. This includes the album box , a special aluminium print of the artwork, a signed poster, a multi page fanzine designed by Studio Yasseen Faik, stickers and a slipmat.

It feels good to look back and be proud but the future is even more exciting and I hope you get a view of that through this album and the amazing music it contains.” – Kasra

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Critical XX Events

2022 is the year Critical Music turns 20. To mark this milestone we are holding a series of 20 Year shows up and down the country as well as abroad – visit our events page for more info

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Critical XX Merchandise

A brand new selection of garments and accessories featuring a new 1/4 zip top, unisex hoodie, an oversized box fit unisex tee in black or white, 6 panel cap and a new festival flag made from recycled materials.
 Designed by leading artist Thomas Steiner.

This is our most bespoke, highest quality and sustainable apparel to date.

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