Nurve vs Macabre UnitSilentium EP
Courtesy of Nurve from the legendary Macabre Unit, this forthcoming vinyl release has something for everyone, covering 130 BPM, 140 BPM and 170 BPM and some halftime tempos with lots of BASS.
Raff got his first set of decks way back in 1996 at the age of 14. He taught himself how to mix very quickly and by the age of 16 he was already DJ'ing at events around his home town of Bedford under the name Raffa-D. By the age of 18 he had already played at huge drum and bass events such as Hysteria, Helter Skelter, Pure-x, One nation, Dreamscape and slammin vinyl to name but a few.
Setting himself up with an Akai sampler and an Atari 1040, he set about learning the fundamentals of music production. Raff describes this side of his music as "Dark techy and futuristic-different to others. Raff spent the next three years working and perfecting this sound which lead him to start a new label called MUD (Macabre Unit Digital). This would give him a solid platform to release his own material as well as other artists producing a similar style of dubstep. Some of these include; Biome, NDread, DColt, Catacoombes and Versa. The Macabre Unit Digital label was gaining praise from all over the world via digital and vinyl releases, gigs, merchandise and club nights.
Raff's style as a producer is very static. He's always seeking that new sound with a new inspiration behind it. As the dubstep sound changed and progressed, Raff wanted to slow things down and try something new. Nurve was born. In 2014 Raff started to make a lot of 125-130 techy bass music and started to feed it to Pinch & Mumdance. It didn’t take long for Raff to have his first vinyl release on Tectonic, followed by a few more.
Raff is a self-proclaimed multi genre artist who makes whatever he wants and does it at the highest level. He recently hooked back up with long-time friend Nomine (Outrage) and they have worked on many projects together such as releases, tracks, music education events and most notably the education and bass online music production school.