[qd-4271] Evo Evolver – Dystopian Dream
On his third EP release on QED Records, Evo Evolver (aka Araknidus aka Philippine dnb musician Myke Madriaga) dishes out melodic two-step and drum&bass replete with expansive atmospheres and cinematic elements. There’s even a hint of the wobbly aggressive bass made famous by dubstep artists of every age and stripe right alongside lush and melodic strings.
Evo Evolver creates smooth, cosmopolitan drum&bass music rife with tension. In his music you hear opposing poles struggling for control: grime and glamor, light and dark, rest and note, indie and mainstream, the decaying future and the thriving present.
Dystopian Dream is his musical examination of opposing polarities, which in the end makes it an engaging listen — worth every minute of its 23-minute running time.
Drum&bass, dnb, ambient, jungle, 2step, Roni Size’s distant cousin
Download the EP as a ZIP FILE (49.65 MB) on Archive.org | on Mediafire
Individual track downloads after the jump.
Araknidus + aLJar3d - Disturbanz (qd-4255) album cover
Artists: Araknidus & aLJar3d | Release: Disturbanz (qd-4255)
Two drum&bass masters team up to dish out an aggressive laser volley of tracks that proclaim the supremacy of two-step and jungle — even in 2009. Araknidus and aLJar3d both litter their music with speech samples and distorted synthlines, with tough beats and a love of sci-fi. Welcome to dystopia, enemy aliens, evil warlords, and mutant clones.
Araknidus is the dubstep artist alias for Mike Madriaga (aka Evo Evolver) whose releases are on QED Records. Meanwhile, aLJar3d is a Bacolod City-based musician who has been travelling the Philippines bringing his DNB music everywhere.
File under: dubstep, 2-step, drum&bass, dnb, sci-fi
Details: 8 MP3s encoded at 128 to 192 kbps (VBR) 44.1kHz stereo. | Total running time: 41:43
DOWNLOAD: Download the entire album in one zipfile (45 MB – VBR).
(qd-4248) Evo Evolver - Neon City
[QD-4248]: Evo Evolver : Neon City
Neon City is a 6-track drum-n-bass full-length album that never veers far from its core goal of providing a smooth series of jazz-influenced accompaniments to urban exploration. A little bit sparkling Tokyo, a smidge of vast California, and a whole lot of grimy Manila, the release becomes a unified whole, because it is cut from a single template of light, but driven, grooves. Evo Evolver’s signature sinister mood is abandoned for a different flavor of DNB.
FILE UNDER: drum&bass, jungle, downtempo
DETAILS: Six MP3s at 192 kbps.44.1kHz stereo. | Total Running Time: 27:10. | Released: April 3, 2008.
DOWNLOAD: Entire EP as a single ZIP FILE (37.8 MB)– from Archive.org
Individual tracks after the jump.
(qd-4243) Acid42 -Logue
[qd-4243] Acid42 – Logue
It’s sometimes surprising how periods of darkness give birth to so much light. Acid42’s Logue EP is a collection of hopeful and melodic synthpop/electronica informed by 1980s new wave and minimal chord patterns, but born out of a dark period of loss and longing. Catharsis in melody, hope in creation, urban melancholiain the extreme, but spiritual reinvigoration as well. Included in the release are 3 remixes by fellow QED artists DemoLee and Evo Evolver. And created especially for this release are 3 variant covers by Multimedia Artist from the De La Salle College of St .Benilde: Rico Tecson, Jerome Marco and Drei Bustos.
FILE UNDER: new wave, synthpop, electronica, downtempo
DETAILS: Six MP3s at 192 kbps. 44.1kHz stereo | Total Running Time: 27:55 | Released: May 26, 2007
DOWNLOAD: Entire EP as a single ZIP FILE (37.78 MB)– from Archive.org | Individual tracks after the jump
(qd-4241) Evo Evolver -Evolve or Die
[QD-4241] : Evo Evolver : Evolve Or Die (EP)
Evo Evolver creates dense, fuzzy drum & bass that is smooth as well as abrasive. Evolve Or Die is his debut EP on QED RECORDS that successfully captures his creative ethos: that music and change is a matter of survival. Download and listen to these five musical statements which combine a dystopian future with a lackluster present.
FILE UNDER: drum&bass, industrial, jungle
DETAILS: One MP3, encoded at: 128 kbps and Four MP3s at 192 kbps. 44.1kHz stereo | Total Running Time: 25:33 | Released: May 7, 2007
DOWNLOAD: Entire EP as a zip file (21.7 MB) – from Archive.org | Individual tracks after the jump