According to recent figures released by the International Drum & Bass Association (which is definitely a real thing), a new record label is launched once every 38 seconds. That’s a lot of record labels all vying for both your attention, and your money.
One of the most impressive of these has been Abducted LTD. Conceived just 12 months ago as a drum and bass focused sister to the heavy, tearout sounds of dubstep oriented Abducted Records, it has already seen a staggeringly impressive line up of releases from the likes of Volatile Cycle, Stranjah, Loxy and Skynet.
The latest Abducted LTD offering comes from LA based duo theStandard. Following an equally top notch release on Cymbalism Recordings, Nightcrawler features subtle and haunting vocals from Rayne before dropping into almost Kryptic Minds & Leon Switch levels of madness, while on the flip, Amoeba rolls along nicely sounding like something straight from the Blackout Music camp.