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gyrofield sits on a wooden floor in a cave-like room next to a candle wearing a distressed white dress

With releases on labels including Critical, Deadbeats and Noisia’s VISION, to name but a few, gyrofield has fast become one of drum & bass’ most sought-after artists, though her sound stretches in numerous directions. Her detailed, gnarly yet emotionally vivid productions are a breath of fresh air in the scene, and continue to evolve sonically alongside their own personal growth. Here, alongside a bass-charged and genre-jumping 90-minute Recognise mix, she shares her story with Becca Inglis

gyrofield creates deceptively heavy bass music that plumbs for hidden detail and feeling. Known for her highly technical, darkly introspective drum & bass, her productions...

Critical boss Kasra takes over DJ Mag HQ on Friday (10th December)

This week we welcome Critical boss, Kasra, to DJ Mag HQ for a 60-minute live stream on Friday (10th December).

The live stream will take place...

Bristol's Foreign Concept returns to Critical Music with four cuts of fierce, fine-tuned d&b. Hear ‘Kultja’ now

Foreign Concept returns with his seventh release on Critical Music in July. 

The ‘Sticks’ EP features four typically fierce cuts from the Bristol producer, who...

Critical Sounds

This month DJ Mag rolled down to the South Coast to see one of the leading labels in drum and bass, Critical Records, at Brighton's Life Club.

Kasra on ten years of Critical Records

Back in 2002 on a sofa somewhere in North London, the concept of a new label was being brewed in the mind of a young DJ named Kasra, a hazy vision that became a reality after an intoxicated conversation with some colleagues.