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Ten years since they formed, 2009 marks a turning point in the disturbed mental explorations of Kryptic Minds. Having built an enviable back catalogue of dark, deadly drum & bass, the production duo of Simon Shreeve & Brett Bigden have quickly established a foothold in the exploding global scene momentum and release.

As the flagship artists on Loefah DMZ’s label Swamp 81, their 12”s and album “One of Us” continue dubstep’s tradition for stone-cold halfstep, flying against the dancefloor’s natural urges for momentum and release. Instead they unleash fearsome sub bass assaults that lead listeners into an edgy otherworld and have become staples of sets by halfstep innovator Youngsta (Rinse FM) as well as Loefah himself.

The sound produced by Kryptic Minds acknowledges the difference between edgy and too angry; that restraint often has more impact than chaotic release. This deft understanding of the tensions and contradictions buried within dubstep, and how you use them is played out yet further on their new album “One of Us”. Whereas some albums try to cover many different moods, tempos and directions, the album zooms in on edgy 140bpm halfstep, forcing the listener into a headspace where perfectly placed details come into vivid focus, like the hyper-real intensity of night adrenalin. Everything is taughtly coiled, as if priming the listener for a flight-or-fight reflex. The tension is barely unleashed throughout the album.


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  • u_hurt_me

    Omg, i didn't know about it. But KM was perfect as a solo-project. "Brief Passing" his best work. KM also known as "Mønic_".

    4 Jan 1:40pm Reply
  • music-o-maniac

    So sad this project is no more...

    12 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Frynz

    best + best + best

    13 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Mindbrok

    This was the best dubstep project in the whole world... Damn, I hope one day the would change their opinion. We miss you, Kryptic Minds.

    9 Sep 2014 Reply
  • fungi_telepathy

    Great music as eclectic odyssey .... for more similar journeys also visit! - all about psychill downtempo ambient ~!~

    10 May 2014 Reply
  • thunderoq

    facebook - Leon Switch: Thanks again for all your kind words There will be no more KM releases. I have 2 more gigs as Kryptic Minds, the last being on the 28th December in Sopot, Poland. All of my upcoming releases will be under Leon Switch. Bigup and thanks again! 6 December 6:01

    12 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Annonnymous

    Sick shit

    11 Jan 2014 Reply
  • BonkuraXX


    2 Jan 2014 Reply
  • SymphoFan

    Thier dubstep is the best in the world.

    15 Dec 2013 Reply
  • ireneusz85

    kawał dobrej muzy!!!

    16 Oct 2013 Reply
  • MrKatsumi

    just discovered.. good stuff

    11 Oct 2013 Reply
  • unreal_rik

    I had a big grin on my face when I hear Six Degrees in Eysium.

    30 Sep 2013 Reply
  • ReSval

    can't believe it has taken me so long to listen to them! One of Us is great. almost like a middle ground between Burial/Clubroot and Distance. atmospheric, dark and with a hint of menace. [2]

    14 Sep 2013 Reply
  • tenrapid

    can't believe it has taken me so long to listen to them! One of Us is great. almost like a middle ground between Burial/Clubroot and Distance. atmospheric, dark and with a hint of menace.

    5 Sep 2013 Reply
  • CosmicPi


    12 Aug 2013 Reply
  • PeebleTheory

    @thomasroorda Krytpic Minds used to make darkstep (the DnB genre)

    4 Jul 2013 Reply
  • HimitsuUK

    Very good

    21 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Queens316

    cant sleep is my delicious insomnia hymn, as i lose my self to drawing hypnotic patterns through the night

    2 Jun 2013 Reply
  • hermes902

    These guys are in-fucking-sane

    2 Jun 2013 Reply
  • WJK-Producer

    @thomasroorda, people confuse deep dark dubstep with darkstep...

    26 May 2013 Reply
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