ulterior motive are finally ready to release their long awaited collaboration with drs, ‘hey judas’. instantly recognisable and yelled for in seconds, this track has been doing serious damage wherever it’s been dropped in the last few months. drs lays down a sweet 16, and twinned with um’s razor sharp beats and bass, it’s a deadly combination. the aa side showcases a true master class in modular madness, as the guys team up with technical bristolian wizard dlr. growling itself all the way to the front, this sizeable slab of bass and percussion brings the funk and the vibe to the floor, bringing that 98 sound firmly up to date. we’re only at 002 in the guidance catalogue and the bar has been resolutely raised. watch out, there’s so much more to come.
label regulars ulterior motive present two finely cut pieces of drum and bass, both of which are full of the usual hypnotic funk and production prowess that the duo are now synonymous with. ‘step change’ is the monster of the two, with a twisted reese running throughout combined with heavy hitting, tightly tuned drums - a signature ulterior motive creation. it’s the funk that bursts to the forefront on ‘get close’, sitting over an eerie foundation and completing a stellar double pack for their first original tracks on metalheadz in almost 2 years.
since 2007, ulterior motive have been providing devastating future dance floor funk for the most discerning of drum and bass lovers. since releasing their debut album and a tranche of singles on seminal label metalheadz, 2017 now sees them finally launch their own imprint guidance. guidance: initially starting life in 2007 as an event, guidance has gone full circle and will now be the label and home for their music. it promises to be a name that stands for the aesthetic the duo have become infamous for, beautifully and intricately crafted music and sound that can shake any venue to it’s very foundations. guidance 001 showcases four powerful yet also varied tracks from the pair. they join forces with one of the best to ever host, sp:mc, on ‘the wobbler’, and also team up with production wizard icicle on ‘anode’. two more solo tracks from the pair in the form of ‘clap ya’ and ‘kamakura’ wrap up an exquisite first release that highlights the pair’s formidable intentions for the future. support from: dbridge, skeptical, xtrah, dlr, ant tc1, jubei, friction, icicle & rockwell.
long time regular label guests ulterior motive take a break from their metalheadz duties to deliver their first ever solo release for shogun, ‘the real ep’.
with this 4 track ep, the duo yet again demonstrate their formidable production styles that have seen them become one the most sought after drum & bass artists in the scene today.
you re next: growling reece and jumping drums. ulterior motive show no sign of let up after the debut album the fourth wall. menacing and dancefloor tested *you re next* was made specially for the floor.
music city: super funk. blaxploitation. ulterior motive resurrect a style not heard for a while with this one. sounding live and full of energy music city is the slick older cousin of 2014 album cut sideways and will no doubt be just as popular.
the debut album arrives with a confidence and personality previously unseen from the pair. under the tutelage of goldie, the duo has delivered a long player that proudly wears its influence on its sleeve. the first thing that hits you about the album is its unmistakeable energy, it is the type of energy the uk has excelled at within dance music and the excitement is clearly palpable on this project. the overall aesthetic of the album is funk, it is the marriage of organic groove and electronic power. both constituent parts compliment rather than detract and it is there that the aforementioned funk aesthetic comes alive.
since 1999 teebees subtitles music label has been an outlet for his own creative endeavours and helped spark the careers of many forward thinking producers including noisia, spor, phace, break and ulterior motive to name a few. with his labels first ever artist compilation *sine language* delivers 26 exclusive tracks from some of d&b most talented and diverse producers.
straight off the back of ulterior motives recent exclusive signing to metalheadz the production powerhouse return with the release of meta010 a stand out double a side 1 that features the devastatingly immense *lost contact*, backed in perfect contrast with the track *forgiven*, featuring peta oneir on vocals. in combination the two tracks provide the perfect taster for their widely anticipated album on metalheadz and with output like this it is certainly easy to see why we wanted ulterior motive all to ourselves!
limited! right here has been played by friction a massive 6 weeks in a row as a personal show favorite, a true testament to a track that brims with sheer elegance, a killer combination of on point live drums that power through a back drop of silky female vox, all finely crafted for an end result that is guaranteed to light up any dance floor.
backed up by big support on both youngsta & icicles rinse fm shows and with additional support from people like kryptic minds & j kenzo, combined with huge online hype in all the forums ulterior motive step up to the 140 plate with killer effect to show that regardless of tempo they are a force to be reckoned with across all genres.
limited to 300 vinyl only. the underground d&b tune of 2013. ulterior motive & judda drop the seriously dark and funky timekeeper with the calyx & teebee remix on the flip! supported by a who is who of d&b djs: friction, hype, doc scott, dj craze, ed rush, john b, dj marky and high contrast.
limited edition 300 copies only white label. hand stampedwhether james davidson and greg hepworth have an ulterior motive is debatable. their motive, however, is unwavering, intentional and fortunately well received. infiltrating the drum and bass scene in in the early noughties, the uk duo combined their hand-built studio with modern production methods allowing them to tap into a unique brand of high-tech basslines and fortified funk. the collaborations nearly always come around through friendships and mutual respect for what each other is about musically. ulterior motive versus, which is a four track e.p featuring lenzman, fd, krakota, and hybristhis ep has great support from friction on his radio one show, dj hype on kiss fm as well as great club support from rockwell, goldie, phace, john b, s.p.y ...
ulterior motive versus ep part 1 vinyl comes with full colour sleeve.whether james davidson and greg hepworth have an ulterior motive is debatable. their motive, however, is unwavering, intentional and fortunately well received. infiltrating the drum and bass scene in in the early noughties, the uk duo combined their hand-built studio with modern production methods allowing them to tap into a unique brand of high-tech basslines and fortified funk. the collaborations nearly always come around through friendships and mutual respect for what each other is about musically. ulterior motive versus, which is a four track e.p featuring lenzman, fd, krakota, and hybris. this ep has great support from friction on his radio one show, dj hype on kiss fm as well as great club support from rockwell, goldie, phace, john b, s.p.y etc.
fearlessly fusing raw elements of funk with precision percussion, the unmistakable ulterior motive remain sonically unrivalled and continue to set their own standards in 2012. breakthrough releases for subtitles, metalheadz and reinforced resonated deep within the underground to put their name on the map. urgent and immersive, the duos contemporary take on the drum & bass template has won regular support from scene stalwarts like andy c, dbridge, friction and hype along with dj sets at institutions including fabric, star warz and sun & bass. driving forward with another momentous subtitles single um look set to tour australia & new zealand after a busy spell in the studio reshaping classic cuts from future cut and klute. with their sound in constant evolution its impossible to predict exactly what will come next but with proven pedigree and the passion to keep pushing themselves further, you can be sure ulterior motive will stay two steps ahead of the rest. so far we have dj support from: hype bailey friction pendulum lenzman rockwell s.p.y & kasra. hype >another slab of magic from one of my favourite producer duo teams in the drum and bass scene today!
tesla is a fine example of the kind of technologically-advanced rolling funk the duo have become known for, with dj support from teebee, ed rush and hype suggesting this will be another essential 12 inch. fans will also be pleased to see >seven segments< on the flip – previously an exclusive to zero ts fabriclive 52 mix cd – now rebuilt with an even tougher mix and featuring heavily in the sets of alix perez, rockwell and jubei among others there’s more in store from the duo later this year, including collaborations with phace, code 3 and hybris and a prestigious release on the upcoming enforcers ep for the legendary reinforced label.
back in 2003 zero t first released on subtitles, 7 years later he returns to teebees label. on the a side zero t joins forces with ulterior motive and the heavy heavy roller >breach<. rolling dark technical and futuristic drum & bass at its best! flip over for the deadly >harms way<. zero t is now plotting his next steps with more releasescoming on , shogun audio, good looking and metalheadz amongst others. over the coming months expect to see remixes materialising of 93 techno classic positive education by slam.
subtitles uk presents ulterior motive. breaking through with a fresh & funk-fuelled sound, the bournemouth based dj/production duo of james davidson and greg hepworth are making their mark in 2010 and setting the pace for others to follow. these two essential singles mark the relaunch of a newly revitalised subtitles and clearly demonstrate why ulterior motive are fast-building a reputation for high-quality, innovative drum & bass. going straight for the knockout in round 1, >featherweight< is ulterior motives biggest track to date and a firm favourite with heavy hitters like teebee, hype, dj marky, dbridge, marcus intalex, fabio & grooverider and friction. punchy beats combine with a classic hip-hop hook to set the vibes before dropping below-the-belt with a bassline dirtier than mike tyson. >glued< rolls out with infectious percussion and a rasping low-end, keeping crowds gripped to the dancefloor and reinforcing this crucial future-proofed 12 inch.
ulterior motive take you back to the future with >2098<, recalling pre- millennial tension with sci-fi atmospherics, genetically modified breaks and a bionic bassline straight out of the golden era of drum & bass. dj support from the likes of noisia, ed rush & optical, alix perez, jubei, total science, commix and break proves they are doing it right. >yoghurt brainwave< sees the um boys swapping their trademark synths for full-fat funk bass and hinting theres a heck of a lot more in their locker.
the debut release from southcoast uk based producers ulterior motive & judda, a duo set to take the scene by storm. infrasonic has devastating depth, groove and subtlety. minimal keys build the tension over a raw, puncy break and as the tune unfolds a beast emerges ? one of the deepest, rudest and dirtiest basslines uurgh!
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.
t’s been two and half years since the release of jubei’s landmark debut album for metalheadz and now we are proud to present the remix package. the remix ep has new interpretations from a hand-picked selection of the finest artists- om unit, blocks and escher, ulterior motive and skeptical all turn in massive remixes that makes this release as special as the original project.
shogun - 100 (part 1) is the first of 4 ep’s to celebrate our 100th release. featuring fresh music from friction, alix perez, ivy lab, icicle, break, spectrasoul, technimatic and many more across the 4 eps, shogun - 100 is an essential purchase for any shogun fan.
during his brief but illustrious career, etherwood has continually impressed with a sequence of elegant, liquid drum & bass rollers and he has worked his magic once again to create an idyllic summertime soundtrack in the form of souvenirs,the enticing and indelible vocals of zara kershaw are perfectly intertwined with etherwoods moving piano chords for pure sunshine serenity. an instantly inviting track, taking a trip through perfectly progressive build-ups and delicate underlying percussion before falling head first into the sounds of a future festival classic.
for the second installment of their mixtape series, hospital records has turned to devonian duo fred v and grafix, who epitomize the label s festival-friendly outlook. they don t disappoint, either, dropping an action-packed mix that shoehorns 32 tracks into an hour of non-stop dancing fun. after kicking off with the guitar laden hip-hop wooziness of cyantific s high water mark and dimension s tear-out beast whiplash, they variously touch on liquid, hospital style disco drum and bass, and harder flavours. happily, they find room to include eight exclusives from a variety of producers, including a previously unheard vip re-work of their own summer smash major happy
sun and bass is just around the corner, and the good people of drum n bass finest yearly festival have uploaded this fine video highlight reel of last years event, which also showcases tunes from their forthcoming selections compilation. this compilation will be a double cd / digital release, available initially only at ambra night while sun and bass is on. it will feature all new and exclusive tunes from the likes of calibre, s.p.y, klute, a-sides, lynx, dom & roland, & ulterior motive.