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The Woods / Lead Foot

Bristolian producer Kristian Jabs (Pessimist/Ruffhouse) has garnered a lot of support from many labels for his dark, chasmic, and meticulously crafted drum and bass. Being featured by Blackest Ever Black, Osiris, and UVB-76. Samurai music felt it was time to repress this two track 12” from 2015.


After releases on Osiris, UVB-76 and A14, Bristol based producer Pessimist found a home for his dark twisted and techy drum and bass at Blackest Ever Black. Now releasing his first full length record with them as a self titled. Ten tracks of brooding dystopian D’n’B and techno deconstruction. Bleak and heavy, just how Blackest Ever Black like it.
  • Vinyl Double LP (BLACKESTLP017)

Rhythmic Theory / Pessimist
Outlawed From Reality

The illusive bristolian producer Rhytmic Theory has stamped his dark, tense and paranoid filled bass heavy productions across labels such as Ancient Monarchy, Idle Hands, BRSTL and now moves to Creme Organization with four tracks of stark, dystopian experimental beats taking cues from techno and jungle. Opens with a refit of Pessimist’s Empty House.


After releases on labels such as Blackest Ever Black, Samurai and UVB-76 Bristol based drum and bass producer Pessimist brings his deep, dark and moody rhythms to the Osiris label with his latest EP Pagans. Brooding rolling subs and perfectly chest thumping kicks ride through showy ambience, a city at night.

Through The Fog / Peter Hitchens

Pessimist has a preview of his forthcoming debut full-length to show off: two tracks, cut to white label wax so the club movers can get started on it. Through The Fog / Peter Hitchens, which pleasingly plays twisted tribute to a certain Mail columnist, hits hard with a dark techno / drum & bass mixture. 12” on Blackest Ever Black, limited to 350 copies.


Bristolian drum and bass producer Pessimist plays on the ice cold tone of his namesake. Balaklava being a stark and minimal piece that spreads itself between dark garage, slick drum and bass minimalism and drone dub. Orphic raising the sense of futurist fear with swarming electronic pulses and almost tribal subs pounding. For fans of Felix K, Regis.

Paian EP

Bristol-born producer Pessimist takes his usual brand of dark, minimalist drum & bass/techno to an even higher level of minimalism, with four short, intriguing new tracks. Paian EP offers cold, distant beats and haunting soundscapes that would seem right at home on the soundtrack of a thriller movie. Released as Vinyl 12" EP on UVB-76 Music.