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...
drs is back with a brand new solo album called mid mic crisis and here at soul:r we’re proud to present the first single to be taken from the project: the puppeteer feat jubei and emergency feat marcus intalex.
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.
after a relatively quiet year in 2013, soul:r are back in 2014 and start off the release schedule with the first of a new series of eps entitled four:fit.first up is a solo contribution from an artist at the top of his game at the moment, skeptical, with two of the four tracks featuring vocals from collette warren. djs supporting the releases so far include marcus intalex, dbridge, marky, friction, doc scott, goldie and spy to name a few. after first surfacing in the late summer of 2013 and doing damage across the festivals such as sun & bass, outlook and dimensions, these tracks have become highly sought after and continue to receive radio play and club play week in week out.
more great new music from soul:rs home city of manchester. chimpo is a local legend. he has been on the underground scene for years, djing and producing his homemade blend of multi genre bass infused electronic music. known also for his unique microphone skills, chimpos delivery style and wit is something to behold. this ep showcases all of what chimpo has to offer. a release that will stand out for being different and yet totally devastating on the dance floor. the vinyl release contains a huge remix of the title track, frontline, by calibre that utilises foxs vocal and flips the sound back to the days of jungle techno. add also the deadly production unit of dub phizix and skeptical on lead track buzzin and you have a package that we at soul:r are very proud of indeed.
when marcus asked brazilian producer bungle to make a tune for soul:r with no pressure and no limitation he never expected him to come back with what marcus says is the best soul:r 12″,, there has been for a long time. for months now >astral travel< and >aura< have been turning heads in intalex dj sets all over the world as soon as they are played, with people rushing to find out what these tunes are. this is the first single from soul:r for 2013 and it sets the bar high.
marcus intalexs favourite new artist of recent times, phil tangent, returns to soul:r this month with his second single >squaring the circle / restitution<. his debut, >billies smile / lunar<, proved a discerning and unique musicality to tangents sound and demonstrated a level of musical depth, which is com- fortably at home in the soul:r camp. soulr59 will solidify the deserved recognition for phil tangents sound.
the long awaited lp from the d&b scenes most accomplished mcs, drs. these four choice cuts taken from the cd are the dancefloor smashers. featuring four of the scenes biggest producers, dub phizix, calibre, lynx and s.p.y. this package means business…
this 12 inch is a monster and features resident soul:ution mc drs, whose voice has been a part of the soul:r sound from the very beginning. these two huge summer anthems combine to make up the first single to be taken from his debut lp >i dont usually like mcs but…<, >count to ten< featuring enei and >holding on< featuring lenzman and the further vocal talents of uk hip hop pioneer jehst and riya. dj support from mark pritchard, marky, laurent garnier, doc scott, optical & ed rush to name a few.
soul:r returns from a break to release a brand new marcus intalex 12 inch. >sell your soul< hardsteps with menacing bass and >you shouldn<t have to sell your soul< vocal drops. the weighty mix of rough beats, shuddering bass and gorgeous vocals slide sweetly over a swirling background. >guillotine< is a much more sinister track. marcus creates a vibe that is full of bruising techno fear, whilst brilliantly funky. robot stabs, with a dose of the abstract, this built for big sound systems and will suck you in.
manchester label soul:r first launched back in 2001 with releases from calibre, marcus intalex, marky and more that firmly established them as the go to label for dancefloor friendly drum n bass that soothed the ears rather than assaulted them. 10 years on and they are still at the top of their game with this release from dub phizix. the editor & narrow eyes. featuring the vocal talents of strategy, fox & chimpo. a real half time hip hop/grime feel but the drums work hard enough to pull apart the dance.
the vinyl version features six d&b tracks on 3×12 inch vinyl. from the bright, florescent metallics of >celestial navigation< (feat s.p.y.) through to the darker tinges of the sharp-edged, sparse landscape of >hot hands<. d&b gets a slightly more menacing dub makeover, while >paulista< (feat s.p.y.) & >wacky races< both hold the layered, tightly produced drum programming that intalex is known for. >meltdown< is a typically immaculate, roller that stems from collaborating with calibre. the albums standout is the beautifully emotive >climbing up the walls<, which features the vocals of drum & bass producer danny fierce, and stands as a breathtaking, adventurous take on radiohead. these tracks are currently being championed by the main beat seekers of d&b such as radio 1s fabio & grooverider, hype, friction, tony coleman, nu tone. ant tc1, andy c.
here are the 2 tracks from the 21 album that are currently being championed by the beatseekers of the scene, such as radio 1s benji b and eglos alexander nut, swamp 81s leader loefah, 3024 boss martynben ufo, scuba, oneman and 2562. >dusk< showsmarcus ability to create spacious downtempo soundworlds, and the acid-drenched >tb or not tb?< is filled with analogue 303 stabs that give a nod back to his first love: the early sounds of chicago and detroit in the late 80s.
triband is the 1st of four tracks he has made with s.p.y. and is aimed squarely at the dancefloor. steady, on the other hand, is a classic “marcus” self indulgent trip to detroit and is one of the highlights on dj marky’s new mix compilation for the fabric series. this first release for marcus in over 18 months is the lead up release to his much anticipated solo lp “21″,,,, which hits the stores in april 2011.a marcus intalex
a soul:r classic by phil tangent. >billies smile< is a absolute anthem! sweeping strings rise over a mysterious female vocal enveloping your consciousness as super tight beats rain down. showing d&b can be emotive and inspiring whilst remaining powerful enough for the dancefloor. >lunar< on the flip roams with a detroit techno and funk backbone keep the groove driving to end. surreal sonics evolve as a wall shaking bass line contorts the sub frequencies. a classic 12 inch not to be missed.
dj support from marcus intalex, doc scott, bailey, hype, dj lee.
emerging from relative obscurity dutch producer lenzman has started making serious waves of late with his deep and soulful take on drum & bass. influenced by hiphop, soul, jazz and life in general lenzmans music combines the organic grooves of yesteryears with the energy and forward thinking attitude of drum & bass music. his productions are currently being supported by some of the scenes most influential figures, including goldie, fabio, ltj bukem, friction, marky & marcus intalex to name but a few. the dutchman has music forthcoming on respected labels such as integral, c.i.a., spearhead and shogun ltd. also he is currently working on various high-profile remix projects and has a possible album in the pipeline. to put it short, the future is looking bright for lenzman
marcus intalex and st files are back with a new single as mist, featuring entropy and clockwork alongside mc drs. previewed on the latest soul:ution radio session for rbma and already a favourite of baileys on bbc 1xtra, dj hype, fabio & grooverider. entropy recalls the classic sound of their early productions on 31 records whilst clockwork brings back a roots vibe with amens a dubby bassline.
the mysterious st files return with a beast of a release. lots of hype surfacing on the internet about these tracks right now. crackden is that tune you ve heard to be described as a dubstep drum & bass hybrid. what ever it is its a sure fire future anthem! on the flip, fat soul is pure rolling amen bukem goodness... support from dj hype d bridge, presha ltj bukem, bailey tony coleman...
soul:r returns with the a.s.b.o. e.p.!!! brazilian born carlos lima aka s.p.y is fast becoming one of the hottest talents in drum and bass. with tracks forthcoming on a wide selection of imprints including: soul:r, innerground, liquid v, critical, to name a few, he is a perfect example of a truly versatile producer. his music is regularly supported by the likes of marky, goldie, marcus intalex, total science, commix, c.a.b.l.e, bailey, bryan gee, and doc scott and his production techniques are also the topic of conversation on many message boards. having just signed to drum and bass arena dj agency, carlos will be gigging a lot more uk wide and worldwide, so watch out for him in a town near you.
the final vinyl instalment of dat music 2. vol 3 is a vinyl pack made up of 2 x 12inch featuring tracks from, altantic connection, calibre, bungle & lomax and a very special 7inch with tracks from dbridge & instra:mental. limited!!!!!!!!