boka records unveils the label s 50th release, a major milestone! recalled for service for the occasion is chad dubz who last appeared on the label late last year with his 22 ounces ep, the track of the same name has now racked up over 100k streams via spotify. chad continues to make solid progress on this ep, building and improving on previous output.
MAXIMUM BOOST (NIVEAU ZERO REMIX) / YOURE MY (RISKOTHEQUE REMIX)
12" Vinyl UK10.08.12
limited edition custom stickered white labels 1 year after the release of von ds >daydreaming< album sees the release of the much anticipated remixes and the first producer to step up is frances niveau zero hench, ad noiseam, lutetia who tackles >maximum boost< featuring the vocal talents of foreign beggars a truly hype remix smashing up the dancefloors right now. on the flip brightons riskotheque ninja tune, disfigured dubz, love sick comes correct with a superb remix of >you re my<, a deep, heavy rework garnering 15k+ streams on soundcloud, this is certainly a track for the heads. as ever, limited vinyl so dont sleep on this one.
finally released on 12 inch vinyl is the funk ethics & lucid directions (formerly rld) dub that was flying around last year entitled >give<, stepping up on the remix duties is von d who pulls out a truly sublime and sexy refix featuring one of the tastiest bass-lines for sometime. the original sits firmly on the electronica shelf, subtle stabs and lush vocal licks with support coming from the likes of mary anne hobbs, kidkut and gilles peterson.
new year deal - purveyors of maximal minimalism in bass music, crushington explore the mid-tempo soundworld of dubstep. inspired to step outside of their box by a face-melting new years eve performance from skream and benga, for the last two years, crushington have sonically sculpted their own, well-received take on dubstep. lacking a developed knowledge of the genre, their unaffected explorations into different tempos and grooves have caught ears everywhere, leading to dj support from n-type, jakes, emalkay, distance, seven, truth, bulletproof, datsick, excision, hatcha and headhunter. along the way, they have collaborated with, or remixed for black sun empire, spl, truth, optimus gryme and bulletproof. with high profile support and collaborations boiling over left right and centre and several boutique vinyl releases to their credit, dj bookings across new zealand and australia have come quickly and to lauded receptions. old school producers and djs from the era of vinyl and by ear engineering, their sonic fidelity has seen their crushington tunes described by the likes of antiserum as the perfect studio mixdown reference. to put it in simpler terms, crushingtons subwoofer rupturing arrangements are fast becoming a standard setter with in the international dubstep community, where things go next from here though, only time will tell.
limited edition 2×12 inch vinyl version of the album, housed in a custom sleeve. >daydreaming< is the debut album release from paris based artist von d on boka records. a fusion chef of bassweight, von d has deftly sliced into unpredictable genres, concocting strange and beautiful new forms.the album sees von d collaborating with the internationally renowned foreign beggars, phephe, david boomah (vocalist for shy fx murderation), riya & mr lager, while his previous work has also been remixed by a host of respected dubstep djs including skream and tes la rok.
limited to 500 copies worldwide.bristol based skinnz unleashes his debut solo release after more than 5 years in the game! his productions date back to an appearance on a destructive recordings compilation back in 2005 alongside the likes of skream, toastyboy, distance and vexd. more recently his collabs with i.d have seen releases on labels such as pinchs earwax and double science. >keep it gutta< features soaring synthetic soul chords, like jokers >purple wow< sound with aggro elements sublimated into a crisp urban elegance. >euphorbia< strays into martyn/joy orbison territory, its fizzing drone chords and soul vocal samples compressed around a bassier but grime-inclined beat to breathless effect! currently receiving heavy radio1 / 1xtra support from mistajam and ras kwame, along with mary anne hobbs, pinch, mensah, i.d, baobinga, akira kiteshi, jayglo & more!
limited hand stamped white label promos with free sticker ? only 150 available!
boka records team up with filth-meisters broken note for a truly evil one-sided 12 inch release, initially only available as a hand- stamped white label promo with a free sticker. supported by chasing shadows, akira kiteshi, vista, 16bit and more. this has been absolutely devastating dancefloors worldwide as routinely road-tested by broken note themselves who have a us tour coming up very soon. finish copies will be available in early december so get your pre-sales in asap!
brand new boka records in a double-barrelled month for the label, swiftly following on from the innasekt 12 inch, matt-u & riskotheque pop up with easily their biggest tune on the scene >guillotine growl< another one from the archives that has been knocking around on dubplate for a while, big worldwide dj support for a tune with one of the sickest hooks around, menacing and ugly bizness! on the flip matt-u gets his deep, dark roller head on for >double blind< a tune first showcased on the mary anne hobbs radio 1 show, arguably his finest solo output to date making this an insta-bagga release!
support from mary anne hobbs (radio 1), bunzer0 (subfm), dj madd, von d, vista, afterdark, south bound hangers and many more.
boka records hit release number 30 and they have delved deep into the dubstep archives on this one. innasekts >cluster< has been around on dubplate for well over a year now with the dubstep heads still demading its release, its finally here! this one packs a punch, ultra deep and heavy basslines with innasekts signature technological atmospheres. backed with their remix of sumones (planet mu) track >zombie<, a voyage into deep and atmospheric drumstep. its been a while since innasekts releases on rottun recordings and the rumour is this could be their final release under this name. dj support coming from the likes of scuba, faib, bunzer0, matt-u, moldy & truth.
its another heavy-hitter from the boka camp, this time its a debut on the label from vista & presence known whos well publicised collaborations have caught the attention of the likes of excision, chris renegade, 16bit, datsik etc. and have been featured on the hugely popular inspector dubplate youtube channel.
back with a bang for the next boka release is manchesters sno. one of the dubstep scenes heaviest warriors, this ep shows snos full range of styles. first up is >cant touch dis<, a track getting battered at every dubstep rave from london to nova scotia. on the flip is >urb<, a track on a future reggae flex. and last but not least is >fear<, a track thats so dark, its hard to listen to it all the way through with out feeling like youre going to be sick.
boka records returns after a near 2 year hiatus to present a series of brand new releases and new recruits. first up is bristols guesswerk featuring regular collaborator onethird and a fine remix from none other than quest of deep medi fame.
compa returns to boka records for a special release, a multi-format single released on limited edition vinyl, even more limited edition cassette (yes, you read that correctly) and digital.
*let them* is the lead track and a rare collaborative production between compa and ipman, a raw and spacious piece of music which, like a psychedelic trip needs to be experienced with an emphasis on set and setting, tune in and exit. the flip *earths orbit* is a tune that pricked up the ears of the boka gang the first time it was heard, especially as it not only reflects back on the early sound of the label but gives fresh perspective on that sound too, a masterpiece from a producer who can seemingly do no wrong.
pure bassweight from boka records on show here for release number 43! new zealand based duo perverse step up after successful missions on such labels as j:kenzos artikal music and innamind recordings for their debut on boka tribute is a sparse tribal killer, guaranteed to send dancefloors into a trance like state, a tune originally championed by vivek on his rinsefm show and since then the demand has been high for its release. on the flip seismic is a collaboration featuring the talented producer gantz, check this drum-work on this one, track is crazy, such a mean slow-building beast of a track. sit back, light up, enjoy.
nice price deal !!! limited vinyl copies. brand new release from londons squarewave who is a regular on the dj circuit and hosts a weekly show on world famous radio station kool london. the a-side features a hefty vip remix of >snitch< (which originally appeared on the boka digital series tank) from sukh knight (true tiger) a dancefloor trasha with a truly gangsta swagga! on the flip squarewave teams up with dutty ranks for >heartbeat dub< a deep heavy number for all the subheads, this one will work those speakers to the maximum, a true favourite at boka hq.
new zealands premier dubstep unit truth make a return to boka records for two fresh new slabs of ultra deep, heavy dubstep just how we like it. insanity a track living up to its name and originally showcased by joe nice on his gourmet beats radio show is arguably their most sinister and dirty dubplate, a brooding. menacing beat perfect for the dimly lit dance. skitzo switches things up a notch, a sick dj friendly tune with drops a-plenty - recently showcased on von ds mixtape. ltd vinyl pressing so dont sleep on this one!
boka records is proud to launch the boka artillery series which is firmly focused on pushing the deep, heavier side of dubstep and introducing exciting new uk producers. all finished copy 12s will be limited to 300 copies and are hand-stamped by the label.vol.3 boka038pt3 features the double team of killa & instinct with their tracks elude and elements who successfully take the deep sound to new dimensions with their tribal, hypnotic production style reminding us of early dmz beats, an outfit who are set to ramp up in 2012 and build on their support from the likes of tunnidge, j:kenzo, distance & cyrus.
vol.1 killawatt & ipman is out now / vol.2 compa is out now.
boka records is proud to launch the boka artillery series which is firmly focused on pushing the deep, heavier side of dubstep and introducing exciting new uk producers. all finished copy 12s will be limited to 300 copies and are hand-stamped by the label. vol.2 boka038pt2 is a debut solo 12 inch from manchesters compa who is causing quite a stir on the underground right now, a regular guest on both rinse fm and get darker tv, hes a passionate vinyl head who continues to cut acetates and support the deep, heavy and traditional dubstep sound of old. >sentence< is a tune that can only be described as >dungeon-step<, truly deep, absorbing and mesmerising in the dance, garnering support from joe nice, youngsta and more
all finished copy 12 inches are limited to 300 copies and are hand-stamped by the label.
boka records is proud to launch the boka artillery series which is firmly focused on pushing the deep, heavier side of dubstep while introducing exciting new uk producers. to kick things off vol.1 boka038pt1 features killawatt teaming up with uk upcomer ipman who have both recently featured on the blackbox label, ipman also has solo singles upcoming on n-types wheel & deal records. both producers are getting heavy rotation from the likes of youngsta, n-type, distance, kryptic minds, j:kenzo and more.vol.2 compa is released 6th feb / vol.3 killa & instinct is released 13th feb.
nice price deal !!! limited to 500 copies worldwide. jayglo strikes hard with his debut release for boka records, most of you may know vista well jayglo is his alter-ego as an output for his funk-laden dubstep beats, think joker rucking with herbie hancock!
what the djs are saying:
roska - glo worm is the one for me, big tune!
skism - been playing these for a while, wicked tunes!
the upbeats - glo worm is dope, full support!
diplo - this is really cool!
also supported by 16bit, riskotheque, matt-u, dj madd, marlow, akira kiteshi and many more.
jsl (aka wolf man aka ruf aka fresh aka j?rgen flemming) is a producer, remixer, dj, graphic designer, based in copenhagen, denmark. one fourth, and graphics headmaster of one of the most successful and best established event/sound system crews in copenhagen ? ohoi! which is also the force behind kraken recordings. with releases spanning back to 1995 and a remix for emi records in the bag this is one well respected european producer. since his move firmly into the sounds of dubstep he has been associated with the highly successful kraken recordings (and also responsible for the sick design!) and red volume records from sweden. for his debut release on boka records he hits us hard with three tracks of arguably his finest material to date.
supported by n-type, bunzer0, marlow, matt-u, walsh!
the long awaited 16bit - chainsaw calligraphy remixes are upon us, this is part 2 of 2 featuring the kanji kinetic and a re release of the original mix by 16bit remastered and re cut loud on 45rpm due to popular demand. kanji kinetic has been a purveyor of twisting violent bass music for a while now, since his release on rag and bone he has gone from strength to strength.
the long awaited 16bit - chainsaw calligraphy remixes are upon us, this is part 1 of 2 featuring the jakes and propatingz mixes. jakes, the founding member of the hench crew was an obvious target to carry out the chainsaw remix, being a big fan of the original and regularly rinsing the track out in the raves, hes given the track the signature jakes sound, psychedelic basslines and heavyweight percussion, watch out for the sample too, see if you recognise it. heavy support coming from n type (rinse fm), mistajam (radio1), walsh, truth, marlow and hatcha (kiss fm).
debut release on boka records for hungarian based production maestro matt u. fresh from a release on ntypes label wheel & deal, these two unique deep and dark productions have been kept relatively under wraps until now, currently receiving support from the likes of jakes, n type, dj madd, vista, flight (rinse fm) and nick argon (sub fm). cant wake up is a high energy thriller not to dissimilar from the sounds of benga, literally impossible to keep still to this one, industrial skankout business, whyle the fuck out is a fresh funk tastic deep roller which is gunna surprise a lot of people...
boka records hire the services of in demand producer akira kiteshi to remix the recent dj madd hit entitled better with you, the original having being supported by the likes of 16bit, ikonika, alexander nut and akira kiteshi themselves. this remix is causing quite a stir on the dubstep circuit with support from n type, bunzer0, truth, and bobby & nihal (radio1) who continue to support the akira sound! i know its you on the flip sees madd on a low key burial tip, soulful sounds, cut up grainy samples and a mysterious melancholic vibe, further proof that dj madd can adapt to any style and always produces quality beats. support already from radio 1s rob da bank, bunzer0 and tempas trg.
marlow is officially back 4 more, making his long awaited return to boka records since tremor dropped back in 2007. boka021 showcases marlows brand spanking new beat (back 4 more) along with arguably his most popular club tune (bandwagon junglist). bandwagon junglist is an epic club banger that has been doing the rounds for over a year now, a highly anticipated beat and easily the requested tune in marlows ever expanding range of artillery. back 4 more has been supported by the likes of toddla t who showcased the tune on a radio 1 essential mix, kissy sell out is also on the case with a tune that sees marlow forge a slightly new direction on a euphoric garage tip. dont sleep on this one.
from the depths of hungarys capitol budapest comes dj madd, bringing with him some of the freshest sounds to emerge from dubstep, combining influences from hip hop, garage and techno in this 3 track ep entitled >better with you<.
another ?buy on sight? release for the boka records camp. a fresh and long-awaited release from t. langridge aka tunnidge. ?higher forces? is an absolute foot stomper. big kick drums, chirpy horns and a face-slapping snare. guaranteed to tear up the dance! ?riddles of jah vip? .... relentless. speaker check on this.
my story has been doing the rounds on dubplate lately and ripping up raves across the globe, its reminiscent of the rusko vibe with the heavily dub influenced vocal sample carrying the tune along before the wobble tastic drop gets everyone skanking out!
daydreaming is the debut album release from paris based artist von d on boka records. a fusion chef of bassweight, von d has deftly sliced into unpredictable genres, concocting strange and beautiful new forms.the album sees von d collaborating with the internationally renowned foreign beggars, phephe, david boomah (vocalist for shy fx murderation), riya & mr lager, while his previous work has also been remixed by a host of respected dubstep djs including skream and tes la rok. born into the cultural melting pot of the paris suburbs, von d found his souls conduit in a beaten up old drum kit. whilst the riddims of king tubby alongside the foetal jungle of photek and serge gainsborg were initial inspirations, after forging a successful path as a sound engineer von d honed his sound sculpting skills to a razor sharp edge. von ds productions have been picked up by skream, arguably one of dubsteps most successful artists, who snapped up a release for his label disfigured dubs. dj chef released von ds >show me< on his sub freq imprint, which quickly became one of the most talked about releases of 2009 so much so that three time dmc world champion dj craze has been supporting the track in recent mixes. not one to be complacent, von ds kept up the pressure with releases on black acre, tempa, soul jazz and argon enough to attract the attention of bbc radio 1s gilles peterson who has included a track for his hotly anticipated brownswood bubblers compilation album. von d has created a global buzz with his numerous explosive live performances featuring unreleased and exciting material from himself as well as other established producers. having had a host of successful tours in the united states, europe and china, von d has now set his sights on touring new zealand and australia