The experimental drum & bass imprint has released its first various artists compilation featuring artists from Canada, New Zealand, Germany, The Netherlands and the UK.
Based in the historic county of Northamptonshire in the East Midlands regions of the UK, In The Lab Recordings forms a part of the exponential rise of newly formed labels in drum & bass. Established in 2021, In The Lab Recordings focuses on the experimental side of drum & bass.
The label marked its first release in January 2021, and since then, they have racked up over a dozen releases from talents like Corrupted Mind, Samath, Vici, and Aaron Payne, to name a few. Now, to mark their 20th release, In The Lab Recordings have released their first various artists compilation called ‘Matter:1’. Encapsulating the label’s ethos of the futuristic and tech-y style of drum & bass, the compilation features artists from 3 different continents.
Comprising of 5 tracks, the ‘Matter:1’ compilation features some of the most imperative parts of the label’s growing reputation of delivering fresh and forward thinking drum & bass. The compilation begins with Canadian and British producers Aaron Payne and Ezro’s moody and gritty work over Stuart Rowe’s zealous vocals on ‘Can’t Escape’.
Then comes Elder’s snappy and techier offering, a funky take of dreamy cinematics on ‘Incitement’. German producer, Cuepric assumes remix duties on the compilation with a deep and dark rework of SCARFIE’s 2020 tune, ‘Moment Now’. Dutch producer TER3NCE shows no remorse and delivers a dancefloor hungry number called ‘Monster’, which resonates with the tune’s piercing design.
Phadix brings the ‘Matter:1’ compilation to a close with rolling beat rhythms and a driving bassline on the laidback drum & bass cut called ‘History’. Two years since their debut, In The Lab Recordings have steadily and meticulously built their reputation for the experimental, and ‘Matter:1’ will be marked as a landmark release, moving In The Lab a step above two years of infancy.
Buy/Stream the ‘Matter:1’ compilation: HERE