bxl002 is the second release of the artist-run brussels based label bxl. this second release by simon halsberghe features the dark discoïd black tape mass on the a-side. while the title refers to the tape delay echo s used in the production, it s the groove pushed forward by the pulsing bass line and the clap that give it that distinct dark disco vibe. on the b-side machine wailing sounds like an incessant siren. the rest of the elements in the track all push and pull around this hypnotic siren, giving it context and power. the last track, grey over white takes the hypnosis deeper with a deep fizzy bass line, resonant drone and crisp hihats. at the end of the track additional percussive elements puncture the drone to give way to a polyrhythmic work out.
the producer behind the last years huge hit ‘the view” teams up again with the same vocal duo to equally great effect. it’s the lead single taken from his forthcoming debut long player. over the past 3 years luke beavon’s music has gained many admirers in the drum and bass world. his musicality, passion, ear for detail and production ability all shine through on his releases. these two tracks are no exception. missing you is real heartbreaker, with lyrics written and performed by drs and tyler daley it’s a beautiful soul song for the all the people that have lost someone close. tumult on the other hand is rough, fierce and devastating and shows the darker side of luke’s artillery. we at soul:r couldn’t be more proud to present you with this single and the forthcoming lp...
the fourfit series from soul:r gathers pace with a second release that is packed with label debuts as lsb, anile, fd and kid drama all step up to deliver some high class productions for the contemporary drum and bass selectors.
das hanna paulsberg concept ist kein typisches norwegisches jazz-quartett, sondern die musiker sind jung, wild, entschlossen und brillant in ihrem spiel. paulsberg ist einer der am schnellsten aufsteigenden sterne innerhalb der jungen norwegischen jazz-szene. schon früh hat sie erste meilensteine mit ihrem quartett hanna paulsberg concept gelegt und war teil von mehreren projekten des renommierten trondheim jazz orchestra. das hanna paulsberg concept quartett hat in kürzester zeit reife und stilsicheren ausdruck im spiel gewonnen, betont sein wurzeln zwar in der jazz-tradition, mochte aber mit scharfem blick modern und zeitgemäß sein. eine gute mischung aus starken melodischen kompositionen, instrumental stilsicheren, technischen fähigkeiten, eine enge interaktion unter den einzelnen musikern sowie eine improvisatorische freiheit beim spiel sind die grundlage für seine künstlerische entwicklung.
last years overthinking ep has become an underground monster, cementing lsbs place in the record boxes, cd walltes and usb sticks of musical d&b lovers worldwide.
enei steps up and re-works overthinking, adding his trademark heavy beats and chest shattering bass while still maintaining the musical goodness of the original.
due to popular demand for the track to see a vinyl release, lsb has given this city a dj friendly 2013 rework which retains all the goodness of the ep version and adds a little extra energy.
support from friction – radio 1, crissy criss – 1xtra, london elektricity – hospital podcast, nu:tone, drumsound, tc, s.p.y and more ...
in 2011 swiss run demand records has proven something that hundreds of start-up labels every year fail to: that you can start a successful record label from scratch without compromising on the quality of the music. in an ocean of mediocre imprints and teeth-grating noise slapped together on home studio set ups, this label demands more – and the support they have received from brookes brothers, dj hype, dj marky, netsky, drumsound & bassline smith, the mighty ukf drum & bass channel and more is proof positive that demand records is doing something right. their next release sees them do something else right, sign a single from luke beavon a.k.a lsb. having released sporadically since 2002, lsb is hardly new to the game, but this year sees him at his production best with a fresh set of releases. straight out of the box is >subdued<, an impeccably produced slice of melancholic drum & bass that kiss fm’s dj hype describes as >ice cold<. gradually building and growing, this is a track that slowly creeps its way into your head and then doesnt let go. gentle bass trickery and sweeping atmospherics are the order of the day and this one is sure to provide a momentary moment of calm amongst the d&b minutia. >beep< doesnt disappoint either as lsb creates an equally good, but altogether different, vibe. tiny scatterings of drums are underlain with percussive energy that roll the track along as expertly placed sound effects intersperse with precision and a deep and deadly sub bass ensures peoples ribcages will be rattling.
after their amazing debut release original highway delight and the follow up f.o.g. that were supported by the crme de la crme in the scene, here is the much anticipated third one. definitely a biggie in the nu disco scene.
bxl003 is the third release of the artist-run brussels based label bxl. this third release by simon halsberghe features a collaboration with sagat (real name wiet lengeler), who previously released on the brussels’ label vlek and had his music included in the fabric mixes of both ben klock and joris voorn. the track is called the set-up and is a relentless sawtooth rave tune that finds it’s balance between the heydays of belgian techno and more contemporary ‘hi-fi’ attitudes towards functional yet idiosyncratic dance tracks. on the b-side space tom sounds is a deeper and more hypnotic trip with lush broad pads that provide a space for the mind as well as sonic pressure on the body. the last track, snared, takes things into breakbeat territory. with razor sharp snares and a pulsating baseline this track lives somewhere in the venn diagram overlap between rave, front 242 and an air raid siren going off.
the vinyl focused series requisites on demand records returns with its third installment!
bladerunner and eastcolors remixing back catalogue classics by roygreen & protone and lsb. mystic state and submarine, who represent the new generation, double up with some gutter. requisites #3 needs to be in every vinyl dj’s crate who likes their beats diverse. it’s ranging from minimal, amen to low-slung deep and fun dancefloor tech, everything in one package... the best yet!
the first technimatic release since their breathtaking ‘better perspective’ sophomore album of last year, ‘technimatic remixed’ is a collection of some their greatest work to date brought kicking into 2017 by some of pete & andy’s favourite producers of now. break, alix perez, fracture, was a be and lsb all feature giving their own personal takes on some already seminal technimatic moments.
“we have never had a remix project of our work so this is a really fun one for us. you kind of get scared but excited at the same time as you wait for each track to come back! but all the guys on this project are guys we admire and respect greatly so we knew they would deliver the goods. ‘bristol’ was just made for break to do, we d actually earmarked that one a couple of years ago for him. lsb is just on fire with his work at the moment, alix we ve loved since before we joined shogun, fracture was our only choice on ‘trigger warning’ as he s just the don for that sound and we ve been really impressed by new shogun family members was a be. also we felt we d like to contribute something to the project so we picked one of our favourite tunes with lucy kitchen and gave it a little sprucing up. the ‘night vision vip’ has been doing damage in our sets for months now so we felt it rounded the ep off nicely. we hope you guys enjoy it as much as we have been!” - technimatic, 2017
after a temporary break away from music to work on other projects foreign concept is back with the skit city ep, the first in a series of new releases.
inspired by his long time friend jack ramsay s new graphic novel of the same name, the title track, featuring mancunian mc fox, creates the perfect sonic backdrop to the intricate aesthetic of the skit city book from which the artwork is taken. watch out for the video coming soon.
a very welcome return to the scene complete with a beautiful collaboration with halogenix and a killer remix by lsb.
part 1 contains all the most requested tracks from the back catalogue that are no longer available as 12 inch singles, remastered for 2015. part 2 contains tracks specially selected from the djs and producers that have supported us over the last ten years. this limited edition pack contains red coloured 2x12 vinyl in gatefold sleeve, 2 x unmixed cd and 1 x dj mix cd: 70min history of spearhead records mix by bcee.
top-debütalbum des neuseeländischen drum & bass-produzenten sam reed aka tokyo prose nach ep-releases auf hospital, sun & bass und dem samurai-sublabel red seal. mit exzellenten soloarbeiten als auch grandiosen kollabos mit lenzman, synkro, lbs, drs, riya, fox, u.v.a. presence ist nicht nur state of the art der ausgeprägten drum & bass-szene in neuseeland, sondern des drum & bass genres überhaupt.
introducing the *integral select* lp – the highly anticipated, long-awaited compilation album from integral records set to catapult the well-respected label back to the forefront. set up in 2007 by influential, legends in the game, glenn herweijer and zula warner aka artificial intelligence, the 25-strong discography represents all styles of drum & bass music with that extra edge and a quality that resonates with the passionate pair. the label has been influential in breaking artists such as lenzman, alix perez, technimatic, survival and lomax, and the new album will celebrate these significant talents amongst a showcase of integrals new recruits. reinvigorating integral classics from the archives, the lp vinyl edition will feature the cream of the crop in the form of three fresh remixes alongside a brand new dancefloor smasher from survival and scripts new duo project, scar. the double vinyl includes a cd-copy of the 13-track sampler.
following on from last years come and join us lp, bcee has hand picked some of his favourite artists and asked them choose a track from his back catalogue to bring their own personal touch to. a varied and textured body of work, the remixes contained within the ‘thanks for joining us’ lp are awash with signature musical clarity and production prowess scattered throughout.
the 6 track picture vinyl includes a cd with 14 tracks.
support from london elektricity, technimatic, tc, high contrast, s.p.y, etherwood, spectrasoul and a whole load more.
spear060 sees the return of bcee as he brings us his 3rd full length studio album. bcee has drafted in the vocal talents of rocky nti, philippa hanna, frank h carter iii & saint louis to keep things fresh. also featuring special guests hybrid minds, s.p.y, villem & lsb. this will be released as a double pack gatefold coloured vinyl with cd included as well as a cd. support from friction, drumsound & bassline smith, bryan g, blu mar ten, doc scott, technimatic, s.p.y, the risky and a whole load more.
top-debütalbum des neuseeländischen drum & bass-produzenten sam reed aka tokyo prose nach ep-releases auf hospital, sun & bass und dem samurai sublabel red seal. mit exzellenten soloarbeiten als auch grandiosen kollabos mit lenzman, synkro, lbs, drs, riya, fox, u.v.a. presence ist nicht nur state of the art der ausgeprägten drum & bass-szene in neuseeland, sondern des drum & bass genres überhaupt.
neue drum & bass-mix-cd aus dem hause hospital mit stücken von mampi swift, netsky, logistics, calyx and teebee, black sun empire, tc, danny byrd u.v.a.! 30 tracks inklusive vieler unveroeffentlichter stuecke, gemixed von hospitals legende tomahawk, zum hammer nice price!