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Translation Recordings.

Posted in Audio, TRNSL by msdisdain on September 4, 2008

Been busy helping out with the newest release on my homeboy Brian a.k.a. Rogue State (USA)’s drum n bass label Translation Recordings.  Slated for an early October release, TRNSLDIGI002 features the ominous undulations of Ivan Sotirov a.k.a. Thought, hailing from Sofia, Bulgaria.  DJ Bailey dropped Thought’s Protest Songs (TRNSLDIGI002b) into the mix on BBC’s 1xtra show (visit for a clip from that show) and so far this release has received some pretty awesome vibes from around the drumnbass community.  Clips of the release can be heard at Translation’s website (www. or at Translations myspace (  The 320s will be up for purchase and download on Juno, Digital Tunes and the Translation webstore on Oct 3, 2008.


a. Cultigen
b. Protest Songs

Written & Produced by I. Sotirov

Cat. #: TRNSLDIGI002
Release Date: October 3, 2008
Distribution:,, and
Format: .wav & .mp3
Translation Recordings’ second digital-exclusive release featuring the epic and ominous vibes of Thought from Bulgaria. Breaking away from his typically harder-edged and techy sound, Thought delivers a slice of post-apocalyptic bliss, seamlessly blending tribal percussive elements, melancholy strings, cinematic vocals, and his signature pan flute solos. Thought opens “Cultigen” with an eerie melange of orchestral strings, and tribal instrumentation that descends to a militant-kick-sub combination punctuated by congas that maintains the overall candence. Flip to “Protest Songs,'” which is arguably the more melodic of the two, for a similar urgency with rich industrial percussion, layered congas, unforgiving kicks, and haunting cinematic samples driven by a frantic lead that is guaranteed to unleash chaos on the dancefloor.

Massive tunes coming from Thought and from Translation Recordings, check out the website:


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