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The Sounds of dBs Music: 15 recent releases from our students & alumni

Nothing quite beats going down the rabbit hole of musical discovery, and we have a lot of incredible talent to choose from thanks to our students and alumni. Below we've curated 14 different artist releases from the last year for you to check out, and potentially, discover your new favourite artist. 


1. Adjua - O.L.V

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Adjua graduated dBs Music in the summer of 2019, and before we could even blink she had dropped her debut album O.L.V.

A real passion project, Adjua led its creation across recording, production, marketing and release, though she was keen to emphasise that you don't have to do it all yourself and to know when you can play to your strengths and when you need to bring in help on your weaknesses.

Read our interview with Adjua here.

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2. BURKE - Dracula/Bram Stoker

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Earl Sweatshirt, classic literature and horror movies all coalesce onto this release by BURKE. Originally from Ireland, he made the move to Bristol on the recommendation of his parents to join us at dBs Music and was excited to soak up the scene. 

Now a graduate, he has created Beats by BURKE, an online service that licenses his music to producers around the world. 

Read our interview with BURKE here

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3. DNMO - Falling

dnmo - los angeles 30.11.2017-3Aiden Morgan aka DNMO has gone on to some incredible things since leaving dBs Music. Leading a takeover of BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra, playing to 10,000 people in support of Steve Aoki and racking up over 800k monthly listeners on Spotify. 

Falling is his latest release that was a collaboration with Las Vegas-based producer 3LAU.

Read our interview with DNMO here.

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4. Groke - The Dark Deep EP

Last year Dougal Abbott aka Groke released The Dark Deep EP on MAD ZOO; a 6-track concept piece that takes the listener from the surface of ocean to it's mysterious depths. It also features some amazing artwork created by his mum!

Read our interview with Dougal about the creation of the EP here

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5. HANAH - Find My Way Home

Recently signed to Saffron Records' development program, we are really excited to see what the future holds for HANAH. Find My Way Home is her latest release that came out through Prrrrrr Records and is a lovely slice of ambient, reminiscent of Sigur Rós' 'Fjögur píanó'. 

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6. Hamish The Human - 3340 ❂ crimea house

There's not much we can say about Hamish The Human's latest release except that we love it! A fantastic ambient piece that ebbs and flows. 

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7. Kidsonic - Run Away/Other Side

Kidsonic Insta2020 has been a big year for Kidsonic so far. He's had plays on Noisia Radio and just a few weeks ago dropped Run Away/Other Side on Impact Music, which has been getting endorsements from the likes Kyrist, Ill Truth and Missledz to name a few. 

Read our interview with Kidsonic here

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8. KLOC - I CAN'T USE COLOUR

Keiran O'Callaghan aka KLOC plays a big role in the 140 scene in Bristol. Not only producing his own work, he also manages the label Too Much Collective and events company Shellingz, both of which offer a platform to the rich roster of 140 and bass-oriented artists in the city. 

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9. Juan60 - Desencanto

Juan Sevilla-Campoamor InterviewJuan60 is on a mission to explore sound system music using a variety of different musical starting points. His first experiment, which was one of our favourite releases of 2019, is 'Desencanto'; a 3-track EP that takes traditional Cuban music and fuses it with electronic production. The results are incredible. 

Read our interview with Juan about the creation of 'Desencanto' here.

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10. OSCO - Snake Charmer/Dizi

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OSCO is constantly creating. Recently launching his own YouTube channel where he uploads music production tutorials from his Twitch sessions, there's never an idle moment. With an imminent release through Too Much Collective landing next week, it's the perfect chance to check out his single on Duploc, which showcases his fusion of Middle Eastern styles into the world of Dubstep. 

Read our interview with OSCO here.

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11. Pluvio - Sinewave Collective: Jord | Earth

Rewan Leach 2dBs Music graduate Pluvio teamed up with good friend AMPRO for the creation of Sinewave Collective. Determined to change the way that listeners interact with music, Jord | Earth is a concept compilation album, one that sees each artist tell their story around a core theme. 

Read our interview with Pluvio about the creation of Sinewave Collective here.

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12. saaaz - Aqua

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dBs Music's resident lo-fi queen saaaz released her debut album 'Aqua' at the tail end of last year. A long time in the making, these 20 tracks showcase her exceptional production skills and ear for good tunes. She is also a co-founder of Echo World, an independent creative cooperative that spreads their love of lo-fi through live events, radio shows and releases. Their first tape release can be found here. 

Read our interview with saaaz here.

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13. Silent Science - Cotton Skies

Alex Madsen aka Silent Science has been featured on Mr. Bill's new label Billegal Beats, created a phenomenal remix of Paper Dragon's 'New Religion' and very recently dropped a new album in the form of 'Cotton Skies'. If you're a fan of ambient, neuro hop, and IDM, you will be in very good company. 

Read our interview with Alex here.

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14. Thorts Drift - Mwanga

Released last week, 'Mwanga' - which means light in Swahili - is the new 2-track EP from Thorts Drift. While both tracks utilise percussion, vocals and a range of different world instruments, they are very different from each other; 'Can It Be Love' going for the summertime vibes, and 'Bombaya' exploring a darker, bass-driven path. 

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Want to see what else our students and alumni have been achieving? Take a look at our dedicated space on the blog for celebrating their work

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