[via press release]
After dropping a slew of tech-house and bass compilations throughout 2021, Space Yacht is ecstatic to present the very first drum & bass compilation, Critical Mass Vol. 1 in collaboration with mysterious producer REAPER.
The masked artist is shrouded in mystery, and his sinful productions have made waves across the bass scene since his debut RAPTURE EP dropped on Monstercat in 2019.
“The Critical Mass compilation is a glimpse into drum and bass’s momentous energy. One of my favorite parts about this diverse collection of music is that it can be enjoyed all the way from the warehouse to the stadium.” — REAPER
These 14 tracks highlight a spectrum of sounds representing the new appetite for drum and bass in North America. A statement piece for all the artists involved, Critical Mass Vol.1 pushes a wave of hard-hitting, unrelenting, and genre-pushing tracks.
Space Yacht has always prided itself on being a collective that can’t be confined to one genre or sound. Their tastes are eclectic, reflecting their proactive role in the community that shines a light on the newcomers in the electronic dance music space. Drum and bass first found its sound on the label on day one, when Space Yacht put out its first release by CLB & Formula.
For the first Critical Mass compilation, Space Yacht wanted to not only feature the best new D&B producers but wanted to collaborate on the curation with one of the most forward-pushing producers out there — REAPER. The producer and DJ has been making serious moves in the scene for the past few years, working closely with the Space Yacht team to enlist demos from a wide array of D&B producers to select the very best tracks for the first Critical Mass compilation. The result is a hard-hitting, truly underground collection of tracks from some of the most forward-thinking producers in the game.