with well over a decade of professional contribution to the music industry, mark system (formerly just system) is a recording artist for shy fxs digital soundboy recordings. he is a former promoter and co-founder of award winning events in london and regularly performs across europe.
in addition, he is a valued producer having written >near miss< - hailed as one of the most popular drum n bass tunes in the last few years. latest production work includes his remix of magnetic mans top 10 single >i need air< (co-produced by shy fx) and a remix from bestival promoter rob da bank on robís sunday best label. a recent decision to officially adjoindjing to his artistry has completed a loop in systems musicianship.
following heavyweight releases from the likes of benga, youngman, kutz and breakage... blocks & escher come with their debut release on shy fxs mighty digital soundboy imprint. blocks hailing from south london and production partner escher from brighton have already released on the critically acclaimed horizons music label with their sought after >heart shaped< single and have recently set up their own label narratives.
shy fx is following on from his production on wiley & naughty boys >never be your woman< single (which charted at no. 9 in feb 2010), >raver< is the street single and debut offering from his forthcoming studio album >larger than life<, due for release in 2011. raver comes complete with remixes from mj cole & benny page, but on this ltd edition 10 inch press we give you shys very own superb dubby guiness punch mix and breakages retrospective pattern moschino remix for the original jungle heads! its a limited run so grab them while you can! the original soundboy steps forward once again.
so it is that. >fighting fire< drops at a very exciting moment for james. after his slew of successful remixes, his star is shining bright over his south bank studio, and he felt it was time to put out a piece of 100% breakage material. and in true boyle style its a track that doesnt allow itself to be pinned down. part trance, part progressive house, part dub-step, its a track that defies categorization while remaining resolutely breakage in sound. featuring the enigmatic vocals of jess mills, its the magic combination of james punchy production and jess cinematicvocal performance which makes the track as powerful on your headphones as it does in the club. look out for plenty more from these 2 throughout the year, as james is adding his production to her debut album for island records. an exciting prospect indeed. also check for heavy remixes from foamo & ram records duo loadstar.
marky is considered to be one of the greatest djs on the planet. world citizen, he set up house in sao paulo, the brazilian capital of electronic music and has since crossed the boarders of over 50 countries spreading his feel-good brazilian flavoured brand of drum and bass.
big in the clubs, this release has already gained massive support from all the big dogs in the scene from andy c to annie mac, this is sure to be another massive release for marky & s.p.y and the digiboy camp.
breakage aka james boyle is never been one to be pigeonholed. moving effortlessly through styles from drum and bass to dubstep, breakage has proved himself to be one of the most versatile operators in either scene to date.
breakage aka james boyle is never been one to be pigeonholed. moving effortlessly through styles from drum and bass to dubstep, breakage has proved himself to be one of the most versatile operators in either scene to date. a prodigious talent, he already has a number of classic releases under his belt but continues to develop his sound. combining rich tones and a sense of spaciousness in the mix, breakages music is both subtle yet devastatingly effective. never afraid to make an impact, heburst onto the d&b scene back in 2000, announcing his arrival with a raucous remix of a hardcore classic, nasty habits >here come the drums< on reinforced.
further releases came on labels including critical & scientific wax, before his debut album release in 2006 >this to shall pass< gained wide spread critical acclaim and included some slower tempo material, hinting at what was to come. james signed with shy fxs mighty digital soundboy imprint in 2007, and soon turned heads with the haunting half-time beats of >clarendon b/w shroud<. it came as no surprise that he would make waves in the dubstep community with his next release, >callahan b/w untitled<, after having remixed one of the scenes biggest tracks to date, benga & cokis >night<, alongside shy fx as digital soundboy. 2009 has seen breakage cemented himself as >one to watch< across the british dance music press and taste-making elite. following on from the superb >together<, breakage released >run em out< feat. roots manuva b/w >higher< this october to massive critical acclaim. breakage follows >run em out< with the thuggish reworked >hard< feat. newham generals and david rodigan. already gaining massive support and applause across the underground & in both the press and on the national airwaves, breakage explores new ground on this bold and bashy release, giving us the perfect insight into the direction of his new album.
he has already gained specialist support across radio 1, 1xtra, galaxy and kiss fm from the likes of zane lowe, annie mac, rob da bank, giles peterson, ras kwame, toddla t, mary anne hobbs, mista jam, sinden and many more, not to mention being named as zane lowes >hottest record in the world< on his radio 1 show. with his sophomore lp >foundation< due for release in feb 2010 on digital soundboy, its sure to be another busy year ahead for breakage. features on the record come courtesy of burial, roots manuva, david rodigan, newham generals, kemo, zarif and more. expect bass heavy quality music with a broad appeal.
having been releasing music since 2001 with over 40 productions and remixes to his name, breakage, aka james boyle, cut his teeth a long time ago and is widely regarded as one of the most talented producers in dubstep and drum n bass today. step outside of those worlds though and youd be forgiven to find many that are aware of this gifted beat conductor, but not for long, with the release of his debut album for digital soundboy, >foundation<, scheduled for early 2010, breakage is about to take over.
having been working closely with shy fx, the owner and a&r for digital soundboy, breakage has been free to truly express himself with shy signing him to his label in february 07. his second 12 release for the label last year was the groundbreaking clarendon which grew into one of the most supported and praised dance records of the year. a challenging, mid-tempo, bass-driven monster, exploring dub sound like no other, clarendon won breakage a nomination for best producer of the year with dj mag and global respect.
now in the summer of 2009, breakage is set to take quite a few steps forward as he prepares for the release of foundation with this, the lead single from the lp. acting almost as a double a-side both run em out and higher show the range in sounds that breakage is capable of. run em out featuring the unmistakable vocals from the legendary roots manuva, is a future anthem in the making, with a drum n bass tempo but without a big drop, its the brooding sense of attitude and rhythm that come to the fore. without doubt a huge record for this summer and one that will be stuck in your head for days.
>higher< on the flip is a dubstep battleweapon to challenge the very best, a massive bass-heavy workout with a breakdown that goes on and on, then finally kicks back in with that famous looped sample, literally taking you higher and higher.
run em out featuring the unmistakable vocals from the legendary roots manuva, is a future anthem in the making, with a drum n bass tempo but without a big drop, its the brooding sense of attitude and rhythm that come to the fore. without doubt a huge record for this summer and one that will be stuck in your head for days.
when skream came up with his lets get ravey version of la roux in for the kill, he was inspired by the sound of early 80s rave days, and for his first contribution to shy fxs digital soundboy label, the croydon producers takes his homage further into jungle territory.
digital soundboy is proud to present dj freshs debut production for shy fxs label.
taken from the forthcoming album kryptonite this is the first single from the new studio album by dj fresh.
heavyweight by name, heavyweight by nature this track is arguably the biggest tune of the year so far. once again, fresh has maximised his talent for massive, unforgettable hooks and shows why he is one of the most talented producers of his generation.percussive vintage breaks and a looping bassline give heavyweight an instant impact. the clever addition of quirky vocal samples, deep percussions and bass stabs keeps the track rolling throughout. a smart revamping of classic vibes result in the equally impressive fantasia, a frenetic slice of vintage jungle complete with divaesque vocals taking you right back to the legendary fantazia raves of the early 90s.
benny page is off to a great start with his turn the lights down getting nice press, a list dj support & the privilege of being the 1st track on the new andy c compilation. flip 4 visionarys reggae fused dance floor bomb!
digital soundboy continues to attract the best music around, and this single by londoner loxy, with resound from finland joining him on the flip, is yet further proof of this. green destiny is a monster of a tune, fusing strong reg flavours with intricate rhythms, rich percussions, and awesome atmospherics to stunning effect. loxys collaborates with resound for the grandiose dub vibe and furious bongos of storyboard.
enter caspa: part time junglist and hip hop fan who discovered dubstep as the scene started and blossomed, releasing landmark tunes such as rubber chicken in 2005, where he first used what is now his trademark bassline.
digital soundboy brings you the first in a series of classic remixes with the new break remix of shy fxs seminal track >bambaata< with the huge dillinja remix on the flip. break has been very busy over the past couple years recording for the likes of metalheadz, shogun audio, quarantine, soul:r, commercial suicide, dnaudio, exit records, eastside records and his own label symmetry.
james boyle aka breakage ist zurück und veröffentlicht sein neues album when the night comes auf shy fxs label digital soundboy. seit das kultlabel reinforced 2001 dem damals 17jaehrigen produzenten sein debüt mit der numbers ep gewährte, steht breakage für die wiederbelebung und transformierung von jungle ins hier und jetzt. when the night comes ist ein schönes album mit der soundästhetik und deepnes eines burials oder malas. absoluter underground dance tipp!