Merchandise update live!

It took us a little while but the merchandise update is now live in the Next Level shop!

As the demand for the merchandise was higher than expected the first batch was sold out before it even it hit the shop. That’s why we’re doing a little pre-order round to make sure everybody can get what they want. The merch order will be made on Friday the 18th of October so make sure your order is in before this day. If you can’t make the 18th then no worries. We’re ordering extra!

If you want a size that we don’t offer in the shop such as XS or XXXL please send us message via the contact page before the 18th and we’ll add it to the order.

Grts

Nicon

Get to know: Perron

As the first label night draws closer and closer the pre party jitters are starting to set in. We’ve posted tonnes about the artists. But what about the location? The infamous Perron nightclub? Time to dive in and show you guys what this club is about and what it has been through the past few years.

History
Perron has and will always be known as Rotterdam’s techno stronghold. From 2011 till 2015 they infused the Rotterdam nightlife with some of the wickedest and darkest techno line-ups you could imagine. But techno wasn’t the only thing being played in this club, because every month the gentlemen of the Blendits crew would take over the club and flood the Perron soundsystem with the best Dubstep and Drum ‘n Bass you could imagine. They would come down and turn this club upside down with headliners such as Skream, Benga, Goldie, Rockwell, Requake and tonnes of others. Every edition was a proper gathering of friends and music lovers alike making this a night you didn’t want to miss.
But as usual in Rotterdam this club wasn’t meant to last and in 2015 the city forced them to shut the club down because of their new plans for the area.

The comeback kid
But what’s harder than shutting a club down? Keeping it shut. While the city said they had plans for the venue the plans kept being postponed. This gave owner Aziz an idea and after months of hard work, talks with the city and even more patience the rumours began to spread. “Perron is coming back”… for months we waited for that announcement and November 2018 it finally happened. Now Perron is back with avengence and is rocking up another techno storm within Rotterdam but for how long is still unclear.

Time to take it to the Next Level
So when we thought of a club to hold our first label night at. Perron was first and only club that came to mind. This club has Next Level written all over it and now ten months after the reopening it’s time to switch it up once again. Time to swap out the dark techno for some dark Dubstep, to make that funktion one system purr once again, to let those chests rattle and to dust off those gunfingers. Because we got a line-up in store that’s almost like it was tailor made for this venue.

Label Night Spotify Playlist

As the first label night draws closer and closer we thought a playlist would help get you in the zone for the 20th. So here’s a little Spotify selection by Nicon. Containing tracks by performing artists Bukez Finezt, Truth, Ternion Sound, Hebbe, Melle & The Illuminated!

Get your tickets for the Next Level Label Night here.

Ternion Sound goes Next Level

Ternion Sound is one of those formations that just can’t do no wrong. Since their “Hopeless EP” dropped on Distance’s Chestplate Recordings the trio has been unstoppable. Tracks such as “Verify Me” and “Parasite 6” became instant DJ favorites which gained them the support of some of the scene’s household names. Their sound is a fresh take on the original Dubstep sound. It’s hard, deep, groovy, dubby all at the same time. Just the way we like it. So naturally we had to get these guys on a release. Thanks to our mutual friend Bukez Finezt it happened and the result unmistakably is next level.

The “No Other Way EP” is one wild ride from start to finish. It’s probably Ternion’s heaviest outing to date. While already gained the support of Caspa, J:Kenzo and others, when you listen you’ll know why.

Starting off with the title track “No Other Way”.  The intro’s bass guitar slaps away at you while giving you that gritty downtown kind of feeling. Just before everything turns black & white the guys go in with a bass line that is both relentless and intense which had us from the moment we heard it. But that’s not enough for the Ternion men. They just keep cranking the juice on this one giving it almost beastial characteristics as the track progresses.

“Dovetail” is a different kind of cookie though. With this track Ternion reminds us why we fell in love with Dubstep in the first place. The magic of a well worked out wobbler is lovely when done correctly and Dovetail delivers on all fronts. It’s militant and angry while it keeps it groovy, fun and bouncy. We know it’s not much of description to go on but those are words that come to mind when one plays this track.

Guarding the rear is “Jammer”. A gnarly sounding stomper that’s bursting with energy. It starts of light and sweet but as soon as you near the drop you can tell it’s going to show you a darker side. It then skips of snarling and growling away and showing you why it earned the title Jammer.

This is all wrapped in a black & white sleeve with artwork made by the sick Karimooo and pressed on 180g solid white vinyl with black inner sleeve making this our second vinyl release!

This release will be available on the 20th of september at the first Next Level Label Night @ Perron, Rotterdam.

If you can’t make the show you can pre-order your copy via the Next Level Webshop.

All other shops vinyl & digital release on 27th of September.

NXTCAST Launch

To celebrate the release of our website we’re dropping an exclusive mix made by our very own bossman, Nicon. He’s created a mix that embodies the Next Level sound from start to finish so you know what you can expect from the label in the very near future. It’s also Nicon‘s first recorded mix in over 4 years so you better strap in for this one!

He goes in with a bunch of forthcoming Next Level tracks unforgettable classics and present day bangers that’ll make you think it’s 2010 again.

To listen and download the mix check out our podcast section.

Next Level’s Next Level

As you can see our website is now online!

Nextleveldubstep.com is the place to get the latest news surrounding the label, artists and events! Check out the shop for releases, vinyl and a lot more in the near future. We’ve also set up a mailing list for everybody who doesn’t want to miss anything. You can sign yourself up directly via the form to the right of this post.

We’re super stoked and we hope you’ll check back regularly as we’ll be updating this as much as we can.

I promise we’ll not disappoint you!

Grts

Nicon

Preview: Two Rangers – Gunslinger Riddim

Recently strange interdimensional frequencies have been causing trouble within the audiosphere. Further investigation is required before any countermeasures can be taken. For this special mission we needed professionals, but a special kind, sonic renegades so to speak. Two intergalactic individuals heard the call and offered to take on the dreaded task. These individuals call themselves the Two Rangers but are known to some as Bukez Finezt and NGHT DRPS. Intergalactic adventurers who know what to do when the stakes are high.

As the Rangers embark on their cosmic journey they come across a cyborg who villagers call “The Gunslinger”

To be continued…..

Premiere: Donkong – Cheddar Goblin

Next up on the label is Donkong. An up and coming act from Berlin that’s been sending us some serious fire since their appearance on NXTLVL003. The fire is so serious even the gentlemen of Noisia have taken notice. Check out this clip of Noisia Radio which features Donkong’s Cheddar Goblin, forthcoming on their Breathing Zeros EP releases end of July.

If you want to hear the full show. We got you covered.

Out Now: Headache VIP

So… After a slight mixup on Nicon’s side (sorry guys…) We can finally tell you…
ThatBukez Finezt‘s Headache VIP is now available on ALL platforms! Stream, download, play or mix until your heart’s content but whatever you do, play it loud!

Every vinyl copy from every shop comes with a free download code! (WAV & MP3)

Check out the NXTLVL004 release page for streaming & buy links

Free Next Level stickers available

Yes! You read that title right. We’re giving away free stickers! No catch… No fine print with impossible rules just some old fashioned love!

We were thinking of a way to repay you guys for all the support the past few months. So we asked designer don Karimooo to rework his Headache VIP artwork into a Next Level sticker that we could send out to all of you. So here they are!

The only thing you need to do is checkout a stickerpack and we’ll send over 15 free stickers for 2 euro postal costs only! a.k.a. “gratis”, “kostenlos”, “gratuit”, “fo free” or how our Russian fans would say “Бесплатно”.

We’ll handle your personal data with care and respect. This means that it’ll not be shared with third parties of any kind or will it be used for future projects. For more info we’d like to refer you to our privacy policy.

Headache VIP first run sold out!

WOW! This is just insane. It’s not even the 22nd of March yet but the first run of Headache VIP 12 inches is already completely sold out.

Bukez and I would like to send out huge thanks to everybody who pre-ordered a copy of Next Level’s first vinyl release. To say we’re honored by this is an understatement.

Since demand is so high we immediately issued a repress to make sure everybody can get their hands on one! In case you haven’t bought one yet head on over to our webshop right now and order your copy.

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