It’s hard to believe it’s been a decade since Integral Records has been dropping heavy beats on the dancefloor. Founded and curated by none other than Artificial Intelligence, the imprint has gone on to serve as an essential backbone not only of their own genre-defying output but as a platform for like-minded artists to push the boundaries and contribute to the continued evolution of drum and bass as a genre in their own way. From names like SpectraSoul, Technimatic, LSB, DKay, and Zero T on through to Dawn Wall, Mohican Sun, Lenzman, and Satl, the imprint has become to some of the most exciting output the underground has to offer.
Built on a foundation of soul, tech, breakbeats, and epic cinematic flavor, the untouchable sound of the imprint is a reflection of the varied and ever-impressive outlet of label bosses, Artificial Intelligence as well.
As we close in on the epic 10 Years of Integral album compilation project that the crew is kicking out to celebrate a decade of deadly beats, we’re blessed to be offered up one of our favorite cuts off the album, a wicked collaboration between SCAR and Philth called, “Hurt Me.”
From the steady kick of the beat to the swirling atmospheres that slowly bring on the sizzle, once that top end starts hustling and the seductive slide into the groove proper takes over, you know you’re in for something special. Don’t just take our word for it, check the beats below and lock in your pre-order of this 29-track double LP due out tomorrow on Integral here.