Aperio, Falcon, Houndeye and many more…
Following the celebrations of their fifth birthday, Netherlands based drum & bass label and events brand High Tea Music returns with another heavyweight compilation LP demonstrating the obvious talent within their roster. And this comes at a time where the European club circuit is once more beginning to open up, with High Tea confirming a landmark event at Melkweg in Amsterdam. To commemorate the reopening of the dutch club circuit, the imprint is also about to drop ten brand new tracks, each of which showing an insight into what High Tea have in store for 2022.
From London to cities across Holland, High Tea Music have shown how they’ve influenced the global drum & bass scene whilst welcoming producers from across this ecosystem into their fold. This is demonstrated through their back catalog of releases, with their forthcoming album ‘Oolong’ highlighting the diversity they have at their disposal. Including names such as Aperio and , who’ve already made their mark under the High Tea banner, there’s a host of newcomers starting their journeys on the moniker. With the lush tones of Falcon’s ‘Symbiotic Dysfunction’, alongside Aperio’s ‘Golden Undertones’ and the dancefloor twists of Houndeye’s ‘Faces’, the album starts at an enviable pace. The rolling rhythms of ‘Lost in Forest’ from Baris, Skyentist with the vocal highs of ‘Don’t You Ever Say’ and Cursed Sun’s ‘Away With Me’ follows in quick succession. The lulling, stripped down sounds of ‘Beautiful Morning’ comes next from Pansa Now, whilst ‘Future’ from Effected Life provides its haunting note sequences. Will Chase’s ‘Haze’ and After Eko’s ‘Somewhere In The Depth of Your Thoughts’ rounds off the compilation, keeping the theme whilst shining a light on the versatility of the label’s roster.
The ‘Oolong’ LP is a triumphant new awakening for the label with the obvious problems the past two years has thrown at the entire music industry. Through new producers and familiar faces, they’re continuing to establish themselves, half a decade on from their first release.
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