TOTD // 06/10 // Untold

Published: October 6, 2016, words by Undefined author

Jack Dunning is an artist with his foot in every door imaginable. Operating under the pseudonym Untold, Dunning has been carving out his career as a DJ/producer since the late 2000s with his unique blend of bass-oriented frequencies and experimental undertones. His music has touched fans of electronic music worldwide, with his record Kingdom standing alone as the third release on the UK-beloved Hessle Audio, fronted by none other than Ben UFO, Pearson Sound and Pangaea. Untold is also responsible for releasing a wealth of unbelievable records, with Hemlock Recordings, Hemlock Black and the industrial-based Pennyroyal belonging to him and flourishing under his rule. To put it into perspective, Hemlock is the label responsible for Randomers ‘Bring’, Ramadanman’s Glut and Hodge’s ‘Recall’ amongst many other instant classics from producers such as Joe, James Blake and Cosmin TRG. The list really goes on and on.

As far as Untold’s productions go however, the past ten years has seen his work feature on labels such as 50 Weapons, Numbers, R&S and Clone. His tracks remain to be as unpredictable as they are satisfying, with no EP sounding even remotely similar. He is a pioneer of the UK Bass scene and has undeniably altered the course UK music has taken since he became more and more prolific and known by fans and producers alike.

Therefore, I hope you can understand that we are delighted to have this man on board for today’s Tracks of the Day. His picks vary from a broken-beat J. Albert number to a drum and bass tipped brooding rhythm by Pessimist on A14.

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Pessimist

Balaklava

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“The other day I caught my mum bragging about how Source Direct have been a massive influence on her since the 90’s. Total bollocks as she only had the Spring Heel Jack album on CD and never went to Metalheadz. I find most new drum and bass releases too bloody loud and mixed to this seemingly standardised grouping of frequency and dynamics that render any musical ideas into mush. This release is refreshingly quiet, spacial, atmospheric and deeply moody. The ghosts of golden era jungle run deep throughout but are skilfully re-animated into contemporary forms.”
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Shackleton with Ernesto Tomasini

You Are the One

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“I saw Shack play his live show in Berlin earlier in the year and have been haunted by echoes of these songs from the performance. He truly is a class act. Dubstep hits its 10th Birthday this year with its founders spread far and wide both sonically and geographically. Throughout the bropocalypse Shackleton’s voice has stayed true to his roots whilst pushing further into the unknown.”
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Margaret Dygas

Even 11

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“I love the pacing on this release and indeed most of the Perlon catalogue. The whole production just oozes confidence and is in no rush to unfold itself. The track establishes the groove and builds, subtly tricking in one new element at a time. There is a seismic sub bass drop three quarters of the way through that makes me want to violently wheel it up every time. Don’t try this at Berghain.”
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J. Albert

Bloo N Red

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“The whole EP does the business going from crooked breaks through to raw tracky techno to spaced out house. ‘Bloo N Red’ will melt rooms with the best of them but the whole EP rewards extended play, offering up a different texture or classic breakbeat from its depths.”

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