NEWS


Ambient and experimental live mix from Dave Wesley from Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda) Studios.


Check out the Arctic Dub Records (Sursumcorda) 10 Years archived session with Dave Wesley at Alínea A.

This mix contains many unreleased tracks by Dave Wesley, The Mayhem Lecture Series, and Existente.


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Dystopian Soundscapes - Omega EP - Released on November 6, 2018

With this EP, Vancouver-based sonic auteur, Dystopian Soundscapes, departs from his modus operandi of 20-plus minute long sonic journeys. 

But, he still retains his trademark production style, which sculpts aural cinema that can almost be seen, not just heard, with streaking lines and softly blinking lights emerging from rainy windows. 

This is post-dub techno at its best.

Written and Produced by Dystopian Soundscapes 
Mastered by Nikos Fragomanolakis / deepsoundsmastering.com 
Artwork by André Macedo


Arctic Dub Continuum Live 20181025 - Gabi Von Dub and Dave Wesley conjure up a strange trip comprised of ambient drone, field recordings, experiment ambient, and soothing dub techno drone.


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Dave Wesley - Ajna Concentration EPv1 - Released on October 18, 2018

Staring 
Into the eye of a whirlpool 
Clear and 
Constant 
Swallowing all thought 
Leaving emptiness and 
Liberation 
Becoming the stream and 
Vice versa 
Divining meaning and 
Object 
Movement embodying destination and 
Source.

Music Production - Dave Wesley 
Artwork - Dave Wesley 
Mastering - Dave Wesley at Arctic Dub Studios



Succession

At certain point, participation in the vast digital landfill of big social networking becomes pointless… as participation and contribution become lost in a sea of censored white noise.

Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda) has succeeded from the usual suspect sites and will focus energy and participation in some of the lesser known and more independent outposts on the web.

This site (arcticdub.com) will continue to be the central label hub with comprehensive coverage of releases, mixes, events, etc.


Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda) Guest Mix - Lekwats

Lekwats hails from the city of Seshego (Polokwane, South Africa) and has been DJing since 2007 and producing since 2010.

He’s one of the current restless and unique artists shaping the underground South African deep music scene.

Dedicated to finding his own sound, he started experimenting with an array of recorded objects along with collecting and incorporating indigenous African instruments to catalyze an original raw blend somewhere between deep afro-tech, deep house, and dub techno.

He began releasing in 2016 on the Sanelow Label and currently has two albums with some singles and EPs in his catalogue. The seductive “The Interview Room” was released in 2018.

This two-hour Arctic Dub guest mix session consists of all-original material, which is primarily unreleased. We hope you enjoy this intimate and hazy laid-back trip.


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Edward Bei - Light Green Light EP - Released on September 18, 2018

Rarely do we stumble upon music and talent that words can't (even imperfectly) describe accurate stylistic context or emotion. Edward Bei is such a talent.

Since our initial exposure to his music, we immediately recognized his skilled assembling and synthesis of diverse angles of electronica, which are translated into a myriad monikers - but maintain a common theme: timelessness.

After getting hooked on his 2 track submissions on the Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda) V4 Compilation release, we are now excited to present Edward Bei's debut EP "Light Green Light", which is an elusive blend of luminous and trippy classic ambient with moving rhythmic tales of post-dub techno fascination.

This EP is a sonic torch... ascending and radiant.

Written, produced and mastered by Eduardo Vaz
Artwork by André Macedo


Dave Wesley - Vishuddha 94_9 EPv1 - Released on July 26, 2018

Arctic Dub's internal guiding principle has long been "Darkness With a Glimmer of Hope", which the structure of this EP seems to epitomize: 

Digging a hole
Successive shovels full
Progressively heavy
With dark earth
Until finally
Fresh water. 

This is what happens when dub techno refers back to itself from a well considered distance... using sacred geometry to guide tempo, pitch, graphic design, and theme.

Music Production - Dave Wesley
Artwork - Dave Wesley
Mastering - Dave Wesley at Arctic Dub Studios

 Limited Edition 180gm Dubplates Now Available

Limited Edition 180gm Dubplates Now Available

 

Vishuddha 94_9 Deconstruction - Session v1 - was used as part of the Luxate performance by Joao Beira (see video embed below).


New experimental ambient live mix from Dave Wesley liberally sprinkled with dub techno and field recording bits and pieces.


 

New vinyl releases, available on Bandcamp, from ocp, echonaut, and Dave Wesley.  


Check out a nice review of Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda) Compilation v4 from textura.org here.


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Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda) Compilation v4 is now available!

It's now 10 years of Arctic Dub Records (Sursumcorda), 40 releases over the cloud and a ton of human ventures thru sound and ultimate reflective calm. 

A naturally sculptured catalogue overtime, in which a vision grew and translated into a solid and highly precursory view at dub and cinematic ambient. 

What better way to greet this time than outing a fine collection of tunes, which will grant you a tour through these artists' precious realms of sound, hailing those personal sprinkles of imagination and also the label's tastes and influences. 

For Arctic Dub V4 Compilation we catered once more a good slice of Portugal's emerging and steady artful projects and as well some great debuts and comebacks from around the world (Hungary, USA, UK and Ireland), forming an unusual and luscious combination of musicians with different music origins (as we like). 

In this very digital age, this compilation still is set up and meant to be listened as a whole, so be sure to take your time and let yourself dive into the music. 

Beyond recall, we at Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda) would like to thank deeply all the invited artists on this series of compilations and releases and the DJs, radio-shows, blogs, promoters, friends, family and everyone who has been supporting us through these ten years.

- Gabi Von Dub


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We are kicking off May with a total of 4 limited vinyl releases from our recent catalog - All four are Limited Edition 12" 180 Gram Vinyl (with a limit of 50 total numbered copies available).

The Mayhem Lecture Series - Structures and Behaviors EPv1
https://tmls.bandcamp.com/alb…/structures-and-behaviors-epv1

Dave Wesley - Tetrahedron 75_9 EPv1
https://davewesleymusic.bandcamp.com/…/tetrahedron-75-9-epv1

Dave Wesley - Anja Cerração Ligeira EPv1
https://davewesleymusic.bandcamp.com/…/anja-cerra-o-ligeira…

Dave Wesley - Laranja Swadhisthana 67_5 - EPv1
https://davewesleymusic.bandcamp.com/…/laranja-swadhisthana…

Also, watch for a larger pressing of Dave Wesley - Pretermission Dubs 1 coming in June 2018.

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Turn up your weird with these recent mixes by Dave Wesley.


Check out reviews of our recent echonaut, Floating Machine, and Dave Wesley on textura here.


Dave Wesley - Tetrahedron 75_9 EPv1 - Released on February 15, 2018

This 3 track post-dub-techno EP uncovers shiny dub lying beneath woolly forgotten tribal rhythms.

Music Production - Dave Wesley
Artwork - Dave Wesley
Mastering - Dave Wesley at Arctic Dub Studios


Arctic Dub v4 compilation coming in March 2018.  Watch this space.


Echonaut - Satya EP - Released on January 13, 2018

Echonaut's Satya EP is comprised of a set of four original tracks with one remix - that embrace a timeless potion of minimal and hypnotic dub, deeply absorbing, cultured and distilled, inebriating the listener and the dancer in an intimate and feathered excursion. 
 
Substak is on remix duties, taking "Bardo" to the other side with an introspective and shadowy atmosphere. 
 
Sweet, seductive and proper for daily mind flights.
 
Bob Brass (Echonaut) connected with the keyboards very early in his life, starting to play classical piano at the age of eight years old.  He spent the late 70's in the London music scene and where he developed a fascination with electronic music. Through the 80's, he played in several post-punk bands and also started experimental ambient projects. 
 
Returning to NY in mid 90's, he participated in the rave scene, playing at Temple Records' Killer parties. He also had a few tracks out on compilations during this time. More recently, he's been releasing music under the monikers Samsara Relief Project and Re.lief.  In 2017, Bob began releasing under the Echonaut alias with an album on Odrex Music, and tracks on Arctic Dub, Drift Deeper and Superordinate Music compilations.


Dave Wesley live techno mix deconstructs into experimental music, found sound, and field recordings.  He just can't help it.


Dave Wesley - Anja Cerração Ligeira EPv1 - Released on December 13, 2017

If this release was a film, it would depict a foggy drive through rural Portugal. 

The protagonist stalled on a hairpin mountain road. 

Aural glimpses of distant strains... of an epic rave... raging in the distance. 

Awaiting roadside assistance... which never arrives.


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Thanks to Gabi Von Dub for updating our Discogs profile with more releases.


Floating Machine - Nowhere EP - Released on November 30, 2017

Floating Machine is António Lourenço, from Coimbra, Portugal.  António has been producing and performing for many years and has been an active musician from his youth.  He has performed in countless events and big international festivals such as Boom Festival, Freedom Festival, Zna Gathering, Shankra, etc.  His prolific productions can be found on Digital Diamonds, Techgnosis, Mindspring, and Blind Arc.  António is also half of Code Therapy, an ascending progressive techno act.  He uses music to connect and communicate, taking listeners on adventurous and unpredictable aural journeys. 

António comments, "This EP was built upon my inclination to make some dub techno-infused music that fits with Arctic Dub's aesthetics, while retaining the psychedelic influences from my previous work."

The lo-fi ambient drone "Nowhere" remix, by Existente, adds reflective balance to the release.


Strange Saturday morning live mix from Dave Wesley...  from Arctic Dub Studios, Porto, Portugal.


Dave Wesley - Gueto De Laranja released and now available on Berlin's ODrex Music very cool 3 CD compilation "Chronicles".


Check out Dave Wesley's new left-field mix for DeepInIt Podcast, originating from South Africa.


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The Mayhem Lecture Series - Structures And Behaviors EPv1 - Released on October 31, 2017. 

The first release in a series of ongoing experimental music explorations of structures and behaviors - leaning heavily on appropriation and process oriented experimental forms categorized into personality traits and disorders. 

“Structures And Behaviours (Intrepid)” is a composition ever as beguiling as David Sylvian and Holger Czukay’s collaboration “Flux + Mutability” with hypnotic dub ebbing and flowing in perfect sync with the hypnotic speech of a Russian female. Truly enthralling!" - The Big Takeover

"It is one of the more unique recordings we have had the chance to feature.  The Mayhem Lecture Series is a project of Dave Wesley - who is from Minnesota and based in Portugal. The tracks feature found sounds, field recordings and more - it is experimental music at its most experimental - but I found it so riveting that I could not stop listening or focusing on the snippets and edits." - Ear to the Ground
 

Press release here.


You should probably listen to this.


The Wire Magazine has selected an experimental track from The Mayhem Lecture Series (Episodio Dois) for the  Wire Tapper 45 CD, which is included with the November issue of The Wire, now on newstands.

 

Dave Wesley Interview - The Relationship Between Math And Music is now out in Revista The 13th Magazine.

Downloadable PDF here.


Meditative ambient EP from Existente, Theta Series EPv1, will see its official release on October 13, 2017.  Check out the preview below and some recent reviews.

Press release here.

"There is something most primordial about this, something akin to the timeless pulse of the universe or the sound of the earth’s ecosystems communicating through soil and root, wind and water. It is both eerie and intriguing and for all its slow and singular noise, its blend of washes and drones, single notes and singular sounds being stretched and expanded, it is hypnotic and ultimately beautiful." - Dancing About Architecture

"This ‘Theta Series EPv1’ EP sounds as if someone has painstakingly been filtering string signals from the radio waves into threads of melodic ambience, weaving them together in the most pacific blanket with resonant depth well beyond the surface of radio static. This is calming pensive music to help you align your chakras and gather a sense of mind-peace" – The Big Takeover


Dave WesleyLaranja Swadhisthana 67_5 – EPv1 release is getting some nice press.

Press release here.

"This is awe-inspiring music, existing somewhere between heaven and earth and cut from the same cloth as Michael Brook’s classic ‘Cobalt Blue’... Simply fantastic" The Big Takeover Magazine

"A slow driving pulse, around which harsh ghostly wisps come in and out of focus... builds to a filmic, almost orchestral expansiveness, yet it maintains a static core that marks it truly as dub. It is an example of that rare blend of meditative music to which head bobbing is as natural a response as is introspection" – Disquiet

"A hypnotic and soothing adventure that prioritises subtle and slowly unfolding ideas. Luscious and enveloping, the songs here are slowly builds that subtly add layer upon layer upon layer lulling the listener into a space of utmost relaxation... a deftness that is beyond impressive" - Overblown Magazine

"Laranja Swadhisthana 67_5 – EPv1 is a sonic trip to the deepest, most sophisticated realms of electronic ambient music, and I was positively impressed by the skills of the artist, who “drew” me in with his captivating, seamlessly exploring evolving soundscapes. A meditative sound that seduces the imagination forward into transcendental realms." - Noise Journal




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