Viper Recordings

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  1. Dj Shitme

    Dj Shitme My Dj Name is Shit

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    Can i just take the time to say that Viper Recs are absolutley smashing it this year.

    I've just got Metrik - Anthem 09 on promo and with the Acts of Mad men EP coming out not to mention countless C&K releases it seems like theyre having a storming year.

    Big ups to everyone down there and keep up good the work

    Peace
     
  2. Fazer

    Fazer wat

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    I completely agree with this. (y)
     
  3. ralfeo

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    hmm. the shock one ep is the best ep this year!
     
  4. Dj Shitme

    Dj Shitme My Dj Name is Shit

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    As if i even forgot about that...

    It just keeps getting better
     
  5. higgy

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    i second that
     
  6. TerrA_

    TerrA_ Active Member

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    Yuuuup, Viper Rec are doing things just the right way!

    Keep on rockin' !
     
  7. DjTiesticles

    DjTiesticles Well-Known Member

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    Having an excellent year. Here's to many more years of quality releases
     
  8. Lunos

    Lunos Active Member

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    different boats for different moats

    no way man. good but not best ep of teh year
     
  9. DJ Wizz

    DJ Wizz Bless, Union, Force FM

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    rely? well wot do u think is?

    i know "different strokes for different folks" n all that but it is the first ep in ages where i love each track almost equally. quality ep's are few and far between these days but there have been sum absolute stonkers this year.

    my top 3 ep's this year so far are :
    shock one - shock one ep
    lomax - faith massive ep
    audio porn - quarks ep

    an ep is such a quality format for releasing dnb (mainly cos its a dance floor music and dance floor based albums tend to fall short due to their lacking in varied and intellectual depth) but when ep's are done correctly i think the benefits outweigh albums entirely.

    i wud much rather pay for two plates of sweetness than an album that 2 of the tracks i like and the rest pure filler. 4 tracks is enuff for the collection to have a consistent and themed sound without sounding too repetitive, whilst maintaining each tracks individuality and place within the product as whole. whether it be artist based or a collaborative effort, i think the 4 track format is short, sweet and delivers the bang for buck we all so much search for these days with vinyl on its back legs and plates costing over 7x the amount u can grab digital downloads for. to conclude to this rant / appreciation speech i wud love alot more labels to take their time releasing music and wait till they have a product that is 100% dnb quality before releasing because thats exactly how i look at it from a consumer p.o.v (if i aint raving about it then i aint buyin it.) its all about quality over quantity and 4 tracks of amazingness will sell alot more than 4 separate singles and i certainly hold more affection and appreciation for those type releases in my collection.

    rant over
     
  10. Lunos

    Lunos Active Member

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    Break - Return to the temple EP
     
  11. msmith222

    msmith222 redbeard

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    these guys have been smashing it forever. i completely agree with this!
     
  12. Saint

    Saint Buried Audio

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    SEPIA TONES EP.

    But yeah, on topic viper are smashing it. Not too similar to my tastes, but quality releases.
     
  13. Tim Viper Recs

    Tim Viper Recs Viper Recordings

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    Agree man. Personally I'm a big fan of EPs. With 12" singles obviously you are limited to what you can release with two tracks, and at the end of the day you need to sell some units so you are going to get a lot of dancefloor orientated tracks.

    On the opposite end of the spectrum are full albums which can be great, but at the same time not every dnb artists is ready or at the level to produce an album, and there isn't enough of a market to warrant every artist having an album.

    Then you have EPs which are great for artists who have a good few releases under their belt and are looking to expand their sound. Having 4 tunes gives you some room to try some new things and not make strictly dancefloor singles. If you look at the Shock One EP, Adachigahara's Theme was a bit of an experimental dubstep tune (our labels first dubstep release) and became a big hit off of the EP, but if it was just a traditional single a song like that probably never would have seen the light of day. (y)
     
  14. Tim Viper Recs

    Tim Viper Recs Viper Recordings

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    Big thanks to everyone for the support! We are quite happy with what we've done in the last year or so, and the direction we're headed, but it's nice to know that everyone out there is feeling it too!

    Big up to everyone in here... and watchout Mad Men promos are set to drop very soon!
     
  15. ali^

    ali^ Bigtingsagwarn

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    First can i just say, Viper i agree are absolutely smashing it, cant WAIT for the acts of madmen vinyls! But;

    I hear what your saying, but i've got all 3 of those EP's and the only one I'd agree with is Faith Massive.
    The Quarks EP was on the top of my to buy list for so long...
    Turns out, Quarks is a very good tune, but can lose its flare, Asylum was massive and that's what the EP was all about, but The secret is only just above average and Lightspeed was pretty sub-par.

    As for the Shock One EP, when i heard it i was amazed, but it wore off slightly, everything lost its glimour after a while, which is probably just my taste, or maybe its the dancefloor vibes he was going for. I think its a phenominal EP but it doesn't do it for me anymore, a good EP is timeless, like Symettry, I've rinsed that every single day since I got it. But like we said, it's all opinion i guess
     
  16. Mattix

    Mattix Sub Focus anyone?

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    To much love for VIPER!!!
     
  17. hazdaman100

    hazdaman100 Bum 'n Face

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    Yeah massive love for the viper team. Been tying to expand my viper back catalogue, cant get hold of american beauty vip/sandstorm anywhere!!
     
  18. $marty

    $marty Dexcell Staff Member

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    Here's to a good 2009 so far from Viper, and it can only get better :2thumbs:
     
  19. Subjekt Music

    Subjekt Music Well-Known Member

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    Viper Recordings is a sick label.

    They seem to get good tunes from the Brookes Brothers. Crackdown is immense and Someone should've been massive as that is a wicked roller. Middle East Sun is another great tune and i'm looking forward to Acts Of Mad Men, all the tracks on there look quality

    Oh and the best EP this year is Faith Massive by Lomax. Hands down
     
  20. Richbeats Viper

    Richbeats Viper www.viperrecordings.co.uk

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    Wayne you beligerant old bastard is that you blud??! Yeah man Someone well shoulda got more props back then.

    With all the projects we've done, we always try and have a strong tangible theme or feeling behind it. (Circuit Breakers, Universal Truth, Headroom, Shock One, Mad Men etc..) so when people get it and latch onto the vibes we're buzzin...

    DNBForum heads, big up your string vests lol. We look forward to bringing you more top vibes in the Future.