UNDERSTAND WHAT BLACK IS (MALA. DEGO & KAIDI REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK19.07.18
hot on the heels of the first new album from the last poets in over 20 years. the title track “understand what black is” gets the remix treatment from digital mystikz. dmz and deep medi legend mala and uk dance music innovators and legends dego and kaidi tatham.
next up on studio rockers we have the hugely infectious >raising the bar< which features the inimitable vocals of hip hop heavy weights foreign beggars. this will be the lead single from jazzsteppas forthcoming debut album >hyper nomads<.
this high energy track further ascertains jazzsteppas exceptional capabilities for generic defiance and is not doubt set to be a massive hit. the original mix will be accompanied by three awesome remixes from stray. wascal & nuphlo.
studio rockers proudly presents the first offering from the enigmatic albert. a deep and thoughtful journey into the sounds of future garage and well beyond. hailing from copenhagen in denmark. albert started making hip-hop beats while he was still living with the old folks back in 1995. in around 2001. he was turned on to 4/4 rhythms. and began producing his own tracks. in the space of only a few years he had become an accomplished dj and producer. playing at nights all over town and bagging himself a residency at dunkel. one of denmarks premier club nights.
he then had a couple of techno/house releases under his real name magnus wanscher. most notably on nightology records. not content with this early success though. he continued to develop his exciting sound until a few years ago. dubstep and 2-step caught his attention and the rest. as they say. is history …
first up is ?loophole?- a slice of futuristically industrial music. melodically unsettling synth stabs set the tone early. whilst snippets of a seductive pitch-shifting vocal teamed with atmospheric pads lead us further into the mix. a frenetic bass-line breaks the tension as the track takes hold and leads us into darker territories. simultaneously unnerving and undeniably catchy ?loophole? refuses to conform to our already formulaic preconceptions of this genre yet remains infinitely more rewarding as a result.
warrior charge sees cotti conjur up another hook-laden anthem. the track kicks off with haunting strings rising over piano stabs & deep subs that combine subtly to draw you in. stuttering hi hats then ghost their way into the mix beneath the soaring reggae vocal before the sound flips with heavy synth stabs that signal the warrior charge for 2nice to take his flow in a fresh direction.
joining the dots between croydon and detroit. rotterdam based producer evs fuses technos sonics and haunting soul with the low end and half time swing of dubstep. hailing for the same town as marytn (3024) and proving that there is definitely something special filtering through hollands water supply. evs drops his debut 12inch release on studio rockers.
on the infamous studio rockers label. home of all things bass heavy and and well produced. the 12inch also comes complete with a club rattling bass remix. offering a more straight to the point dubstep sound.