Pessimist – Balaklava

Image courtesy the artist

Pessimist is Bristol electronic beat maker Kristian Jabs. According to his discography he’s released tracks on a slew of drum n bass labels since 2010. But his latest 12″ ‘Balaklava’ on the Blackest Ever Black’s imprint A14 appears to be one of his filthiest releases to date.

The tune cracks in minimalism, as the label page says ‘moody-as-f**,k’ gnawing at the ears like the post-dubstep darkness of CO/R’s ‘Bells, Walking.’


CO/R – Bells, Walking 

Joy Orbison AKA Peter O' Grady
Joy Orbison AKA Peter O’ Grady

CO/R is a collaboration between techno heads Herron and Joy Orbison. The duo just released Gudrun,  a vinyl 12″ from the Trilogy Tapes Store.

The lead single ‘Bells, Walking’ is a continuation of Joy Orbison’s 2009 post-dubstep hit ‘Hyph Mngo‘ laced in with Herron’s mastery of house and UK garage. Learn more about Joy Orbison in the Sole Selectors video below.

“I still have a lot of time for putting out 12 inches.” – Joy Orbison