chapter four in the line of vinyl releases on cue line records is also the beginning of something new. elements part 1 is the first piece in the various artists series on the label called elements. driven by an urge to explore how elements can form something greater together. and the other way around. how anything can be broken into its elements. every single track on the v/a is by multiple artists. 100% collaborative content. rdg x cessman. gaze ill x 3wa. binary x zygos. murk x shiva ft. rob. nine minds. four tracks. one piece.
schmeichel represents a new generation of producers from leipzig who like to tell personal stories with their music. he is processing and synthesizing elusive moments into sonic expansions that are unrivaled. influenced by bass music of all kinds. footwork and juke from chicago and breakbeat tracks from uk artists. the former rock drummer became a live musician and explorer of deep electronica. from defrostatica records he received unconditional support for his dope tracks and found his unmistakably explorative and irresistible voice on his label debut alteration ep.
if you ever been to a dubstep rave in the past 4 years you probably heard under control being smashed through the system. nearly every dj in the scene supported the original and it still holds it own to this day. a true dubstep classic that will not be forgotten so easily. truth. the widdler and the main man himself went in and delivered 3 mind blowing remixes that do the original so much justice. something that doesnt happen very often some might say. relive this dubstep classic through the eyes of truth. the widdler and of course it’s creator bukez finezt.
finally we can share the good news with you. portland’s alter echo & e3 duo are returning to moonshine recordings with another smashing release entitled “secrets”. backed by von d’s spring dub remix on the flipside.
with his own label and last year’s feature on alix perez’s newly conceived 1985 music. compa still found time to delver his 3rd medi release. with no signs of slowing down his mission to produce and share music….
blue 01 comes in the form of a split 12inch release from tessela and lanark artefax. it features tesselas glisten. a track weve loved and coveted since joy o slipped into his essential mix in 2016. alongside that is the intimidating stillness mix of lanarks touch absence. which we first released as a limited edition whities dubplate back in 2016. it has been remastered by beau thomas at ten eight seven and the artwork as always was designed by alex mccullough
insurmountable heat sliding through the cracks no doubt. uks sentry imprint is at it again. dj youngstas vinyl label is continuing its high-pressure output on dangerous 12inch records. routinely adding some of the worlds finest bass music artists to its roster. now welcoming none other than gramz to its venerable discography. the notorious alter ego of sleeper. highly respected producer and label operator (crucial rec.). takes a turn for the more aggressive & experimental side in dubstep territory firing up dance floors with its in-your-face attitude and hip hop inclined slack. unadulterated gangster business. stirring the melting pot of forward-minded sound system music.
reso the alias of london-based producer alex melia returned to the dance music world in late 2017 with the inaugural release of his new rx0 label. kodama. a four-track ep of spirited dance music. for the second release on the label. reso has chosen two productions that act as a counterpoint of sorts to the first ep. where rx001 was a broad mission statement. rx002 is a laser-focused burst of breaks. moods. and programming finesse.
perfect records returns with a fully rounded release by danny scrilla. the a side. “mirrors” features talented singer alis beautifully tagging along on a very scrilla trip to space. on the b side. “can of worms” is an intense. sub-heavy roller that’s been blowing up soundsystems left and right. the final track on the ep. “wipeout”. is an absolute hoovery head-nodder for the dancefloor-inclined.
deep heads are very proud to present escapism refuge s album hold . the deluxe vinyl edition. it contains the full 13 tracks originally released at the end of 2017 with an added 5 tracks previously unreleased. 2 of the tracks are exclusive to the vinyl purchase that will only be available on download card that is foud inside each vinyl. there are 2 remixes in total to the deluxe edition. the first coming from none other than r&s / apollo records very own synkro. he put s a beautiful twist on the track fly away featuring chari brix and takes the record to new dimensions. the other remix of mistakes comes from nottingham s finest. congi. it s a 140bpm roller that packs a serious punch. the subs are blazing and beats are full & beefy. bravo congi. bravo! 1 of the previously unreleased tracsk is dream fly by the man himself. a little more experimental than his usual stuff. but is pretty incredible all the same. then the last 2 are secret for now. you ll have to grab yourself a copy and find out from the download card .)
soulquencies is a perfect harmony of deconstructed soundsystem music. beautifully rebuilt with ambient textures. it hints towards grime and steppers while all the time melodious. musical and underpinned with bass weight. it perfectly transcends from clean and heavenly harmonies to bass pressure and grit – icy to warm in a masterful way. this is the first full length album on scrub a dub and we couldn’t be prouder of this piece of music. which is equally at home on a hi-fi or a soundsystem. soulquencies is the brand new album from the artist aquarius. a classically trained musician from tokyo who cut his teeth in the music industry in glasgow in the early noughties. he hosted some of the city’s frst dubstep nights bringing artists like silkie and goth trad. and taking small basement sessions into the bigger clubs. supporting mala at the art school. he played at some of the frst outlook festival parties and was a trusted tour engineer for mungo’s hi fi soundsystem. before returning to tokyo where he distilled his experiences and musical vision into this project.
founded in 2015 by dubstep forefather sleeper. crucial recordings has continued to develop and strengthen its undeniable grip on the dubstep world with each release. never failing to act as an unyielding beacon within the scene for unearthing fresh. standard-setting talent. leaping from strength to strength. this highly prolific imprint constantly delivers multifaceted and boundary shattering bass music through ingenious and unprecedented ways. the latest addition to the label’s ever-expanding vision for multifaceted bass music comes from rotterdam-based hebbe. who has truly emerged from the shadows recently through releases on subway recordings. artikal music. duploc and version collective. regarded as the most promising up-and-comer in the dutch dubstep scene. hebbe sports an obscure. sound driven flow that aims to inject diversity and progress into today’s musical output. keeping within a similar spirit. hebbe’s crucial016 boasts two far reaching tracks. “mad hatter” and “galata” that convey trailblazing bassweight through two very different formats. while “mad hatter” cuts through to the core with simplicity and impact. “galata” equally enchants with smokey darkness and trenchlike depth. building upon crucial recordings’ irreplaceable position within the dubstep circuit.
lore’s debut on kokeshi comes in the form of a 3-track ep featured on 180g heavyweight vinyl. with hand stamped kokeshi logo. lore’s influences range from early dubstep. grime and garage. including artists like el-b. burial. sp:mc. blawan. skream. wiley and mount kimbie. the ‘down the well’ ep features tracks in the 120–135 bpm range. with dark chunky beats. heavy bass and haunting vocal samples. be sure to check out his production tutorials on youtube.
rarely you come across a record which embodies dubstep so well that rallies the entire scene behind it. from the brosteppers to the deep heads this record has been getting love from all corners of the earth. were talking about under control the latest outing from germanys next top wobble aka bukez finezt. its eerie intro sets the tone perfectly to interlude this hypnotic stomper. once the sonic warfare is unleashed itll transport you to a word of desolation. where aliens run rampant and technology has absorbed everything around them
australia’s what so not is pleased to announce his long awaited debut album not all the beautiful things. featuring frequent collaborator skrillex. legendary rock legends toto. as well as san holo. slumberjack to name only a few. over three years in the making. not all the beautiful things is about transformation and metamorphosis. a culmination of everything the australian-born artist has been working towards as he’s built his reputation as one of the most innovative producers in the game. garnering over 455 million combined streams in the process. more than an album. it’s a fully realized artistic statement in which what so not is in full control of every aspect. from the stage design and visuals to the music videos and merchandise. “i didn’t want to put anything out that doesn’t cohesively match the essence of the songs.” explains the man behind it all.
welcoming back the artist who kicked things off for rarefied back in 2016. soukah returns to the label in style delivering 3 tracks. including our first collaboration with label homeslices primer & t.a.r. and serving it up for us on a slab of 180g heavyweight vinyl.
it’s been a long wait but finally the cat is out of the bag. two tracks from radikal guru’s 2016 album “dub mentalist” received heavy remix treatment from some of the most talented producers on the scene - dj madd and sekkleman.
the third chapter in the vinyl installments on gaze ill s danish cue line records is written by belgian artist zygos. georgio roumans. an unforgettable piece formed by 3 distinct original tracks plus an outstanding remix by italy s most wanted. dprtndrp (d-operation drop).
the vibe is intense from start to end. and the ep hits perfection due to georgio s naturally alive style. and the clever remix from the ever boundary pushing dprtndrp. signature sound. deluxe on 180 grams heavyweight vinyl!
dark. dread-infused and ready to test even the toughest of sound systems. here compa delivers three twisted. distorted and deadly electronic experiments. removing all but the most crucial elements. compa combines crushing sub-bass with skeletal percussion and chilling atmospheres to show yet again through his signature sound how less is always more. compa has received dj support from the likes of mala. toddla t. chase & status. mary-anne hobbs. youngsta. mistajam. david rodigan. shades (alix perez and eprom) hatcha. om unit and plastician among others.
dream eater records returns with another six track allstars ep for our second release. featuring some of the most exciting up and coming producers of the time as well as a very special track from slew dem crew legend jt the goon a1: jt the goon really needs no introduction. the slew dem original delivers classic grime flutes and strings on his track ‘blizzard’. a2: rising star and bristol native sir hiss presents the much sought after ‘casablanca’. a3: we were lucky enough to get another long lost dubplate from the dungeon sound producer dr. hugo. this one is seriously weighty. b1: polonis delivers that classic grime feel with the n riddim. b2: jfo is another rising star with serious talent. he always delivers heavy hitting bass and immaculate production. which is showcased with ‘tell dem’. b3: finally. filthy gears. a well renowned grime producer presents ‘filthy sax’ for his vinyl debut! 140 pressure with a trap feel.
new berlin based label fox and hound recordings’ first release brings experimentation into the leftfield from relative newcomer cocktail party effect. building from his release on pinch s cold recordings last year and past releases for r&s s sister label apollo as kasket. cocktail party effect shows us there is plenty of exploration to go with an idiosyncratic two step adventure of an e.p. a familiar uk bass feel with an explicit character of its own.
four 140 bpm bass bangers from the grime wonder boy boylan (who also has some history in drum and bass. releasing for the likes of the legendary bad company) and the grime godfather dj slimzee. co-founder of rinse fm. member of the legendary pay as u go cartel and owner of slimzos recordings. slimzee is a key figure of first generation grime who shot to international underground fame at the turn of the millennium. alongside partners in grime wiley and dizzee rascal. boylan and slimzee make an outstanding production duo and this debut ep is a testament to that. these beats leave a trail of destruction anywhere that they are played around the world. while crossing 140 boundaries and delivering unique bass music with weighty attitude.
east londonder sukh knight has remained one of the most consistent dubstep artists over the past decade. through a long list of releases on hench. true tiger and new world audio among other record labels.
the scorpion ep remains on level. boasting a variety of heavy bass music styles - from the gritty dubstep sounds of the title track. the digital bonus foot soldiers and first contact. to the anthemic 93bpm roller creation and finally dj madd’s percussive. deep 160bpm remix of scorpion. a well-rounded bass music record for the heads - don’t miss.
beat machine is ready to drop the last bomb of 2017: after launching a new 7” vinyl series (“swinging flavors”) and releasing sun yufka and kuthi jinani’s debut eps (with remixes from lechuga zafiro and ipman). the italian electronic label is ready to publish a new ep. this time signed from andrea bonalumi aka big hands. after recently releasing his latest ep “redline / greenline” (available in “name your price” mode on his bandcamp page) the italian producer now settled in london. sobborghi party series founder and member of drift kings and club cristallo url collectives debuts on bmrec with “arcane mosaics”. a 6-tracks journey through big hands aesthetic vision moving through glitches. weightless landscapes. uk rave reminiscences and post-grime sounds strictly connected to bristol sound.
picking up the gauntlet from dextltd001 by bodyjack & special request the 2nd release on the dext limited series comes from one of dext’s staple artists otik . backed with a blistering jungle remix from dead man’s chest essential stuff for all bass heads !
it’s time to step into the bristol shadows with sector 7 once again as label co-runner boofy invites young echo to the fray for two instrumental grime / dub hybrids. -roll the dice- pelvises with its dense subs and shimmering atmospheric textures while shattering trap snare roll and a mystic melody and skippy drum arrangement flicker in and out of the foreground. -cane sword- is a little more on the pure grime tip with some superb drum momentum. breathless atmospheres and cool samples that skid to a halt when you least expect them. roll again...
the independent belgian platform celebrates its 5th anniversary by releasing its debut album. duploc.com. one of the leading references for dubstep worldwide. put together a 15-track compilation full of exclusive content from artists they regularly have been working with. expect the typical residents such as enigma dubz. bukez finezt. requake and subfiltronik - though as usual they also included quite a few upcoming talents. in general. the album is a proper reflection of both the sound as well as the artists duploc.com has been pushing. since day one they have been known for featuring a rather unconventional and uncommon side of the genre. originally duploc.com launched its brand in 2012 as a promotional outlet. meanwhile they expanded to a currently 50.000-strong community with their own live events. a prestigious record label and a well-respected online magazine. by releasing this debut album. duploc.com looks more determined and passionate than ever to show the listener a true and complete definition of dubstep.
the bug kündigt mit bad feat. flowdan und get out the wa feat. killa p & irah (die erste kollaboration zwischen killa p und the bug seit skeng! vom 2008er album london zoo) seine neue aa-side 12inch an. die anfang dezember 2017 auf 12inch vinyl via ninja tune erscheint. auf bad schauen flowdan und the bug ein wenig über ihren eigenen musikalischen tellerrand: der mc bietet seine poesie in bestem singjay-style (abgeleitet von sing und jay aus deejay: dem eigentlich mc in der reggae-welt) dar und verweist somit offenkundig auf seine jamaikanische herkunft. indem er chams klassiker ghetto story zitiert und mit seiner eigenen geschichte über das aufwachsen in east london vermischt. ebenfalls für ihn eher unüblich. hat the bug den ganzen riddim aus einer durch ihn stark verfremdeten aufnahme eines einzelnen sowjetischen drumcomputers produziert und so lange an den effekten rumgeschraubt. bis der beat ordentlich rumpelte. und das wars dann auch: keine weiteren komponenten wurden hierfür verwendet. ganz ohne basslines kommt dieser track gänzlich mit vocals und beatbox allein aus so simpel und effektiv kann es manchmal gehen. get out the way ist die erste zusammenarbeit zwischen the bug und killa p. seit ihrem furiosen gemeinsamen song skeng! aus dem schon kultverdächtigen album london zoo von 2008. killa p bringt hierfür noch irah aus seiner killaz army crew mit und zusammen fallen sie über den beat her. den the bug in anlehnung an seine heißgeliebte und von junglist oder dillinja inspirierte reese bassline produziert hat. die beiden mcs üben sich im song in sachen dancefloor-zerstörung und klingen erschreckend glaubwürdig in ihren drohungen und einschüchterungsversuchen.
limitierter doppel-release des brixtoner künstlers gaika zu seiner gleichnamigen global-tour-party -the spectacular empire- mit unzähligen künstlerkollegen. die wie er von forschungsdrang und politischer provokation geleitet sind. speziell der track battalion vereint soziale weckrufe. politik und kunst in einem dröhnenden dancehall-powerhouse. der bis zum emotionalen ausbruch anschwillt und verdeutlicht. weshalb gaika zu den aufregendsten britischen künstlern der letzten jahre gehört. inklusive download-code. limitiert auf jeweils 500 stück weltweit.
spektakuläres debütalbum des dubstep-produzenten prash mistry aka engine-earz experiment. der bereits mit the prodigy. nitin sawhney. roots manuva gearbeitet und mit the streets. tricky. dj shadow. enter shikari getourt hat. symbol ist ein melting pot diverser stile. majestätischer strukturen. göttlich erzeugter sounds und exzellenter features. darunter von der einzigartigen lisa gerrard (dead can dance). soul-star aloe blacc und dem dubstep-protagonisten flux pavilion. das artwork entwarf nitin shantilal vadukul. bekannt für seine portraits vom dalai lama. barack obama und jay-z. neben cd. lp erscheint symbol auch als blu-ray audio in hochwertiger 5.1 und 9.1 auro-3d-qualität.
zed bias is an electronic music pioneer. throughout his career he has traversed genres with ease whilst all the while retaining his signature sound. it was in 2016 that he debuted on exit records with a three tracker featuring zoe violet. the release was a sign of things to come. modern u.k. soul delivered in the 160bpm format. this aesthetic has now been developed with the different response album. it s the sound of zed bias in 2017. undeniable soul with one eye on the dancefloor. hes gathered a formidable feature list to voice the album artists from his native manchester and beyond all lend their talents to the album. label owner dbridge says of the release: an lp that fits perfectly in what i believe exit is about. artists creating music with soul and a sound uniquely their own. zed has shown again whats possible when you listen to your own voice
as the popularity of footwork has continued to soar. the range of sounds within the genre has expanded. from the angular. minimal beats of rp boo to the widely admired sound of sadly departed dj rashad. the genre has lovingly seeped into hearts and feet worldwide whilst continuing to innovate. until now most of the focus has been on the male dj/producers. but that is about to change. gary based producer jlin. who some of you might remember for her track *erotic heat* (bangs and works vol.2 – planet mu 2011). or from her moment in the mainstream light providing music for fashion designer rick owens f/w 14 paris runway show. is stepping further into the light with a stunning eleven track debut album *dark energy* showcasing her unique and bold new sound.
d-operation drop is a 6-man crew from cesena. italy with a strong and growing catalog of sound system killers. from orthodox steppers to dubstep abstractions and strange hybrids of the two. recent releases on moonshine. artikal. and lion charge have cemented their position. and we are thrilled to invite them into the zamzam fold with two chunks of 140 weight. “warrior march” opens with a mesmerizing pad that immediately draws the unsuspecting into a unique soundworld and doesn’t let go til the runout groove. a smeared. chopping-block snare. deep subsonic rumblings. swung percussion. massed yet minimal horns make a darkly coiled track. menacing yet full of funk and movement. “sativa team” captivates just as deeply with fewer moving parts. loping drums and leaden percussion. churning bassline. chopped and glitched ja-voices and sound tape. and ominous. clipped horns that wobble with tape delay in a strange airless void. brooding yet cathartic. tripped out but fully physical. with both tunes d-operation drop display their total control over a restrained and powerful palette.
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coki (dmz) teams up with trixx for this heights ep.
he s bbeen a player of many years with groups such as ub40 aswad dub band ruff cutt just to name a few. he and his brother formed the band matic 16 to which the horn section is called matic horns. as a horn section they played on many reggae recordings for producers from the uk ja usa and europe. he has in resent times produced instrumentals for his own label hfp (homefront productions) that has been released 1.lucrative and 2 aba-ariginals as well as producing dub plates to the big sound systems such as aba-shanti-l channel one jah shaka and sound systems in europe. he has now taken to dub step with one of its biggest producers coki in bringing the horn to the electric digital sound with great success. new to the scene and new to both artists. this is an extension of bringing the sound of trixx to the club scene.
looking back to the beatnik era on the south coast of england.
before package holidays and the rush to benidorm. beatniks ruled the seafronts and b&b’s of the southern beach resorts. beat poets and musicians pedalled alternative viewpoints & delivered fresh melodies to these waterfronts of escapism.
marking another step forward in his sonic evolution. appleblim inaugurates beatnik boulevard with a record that channels his roots in brooding bassweight club music into startling modern compositions. from his groundbreaking work on skull disco to various mutations of house. techno and electro explored via solo and collaborative releases for r&s. aus music and tempa . this 12” finds the berlin-based producer wielding fresh approaches to synthesis in a daring framework that finds physicality in music away from obvious rhythmic tropes.
glyn -bigga- bush began his production career with rockers hi fi in the early 90s. co-writing several studio albums. a host of remixes and the infamous dj kicks - the black album. in 2000 he went solo as both biggabush and lightning head. making albums for sonar kollektiv and stereo deluxe as well as many more remixes. his sound reflects his love of dub reggae. analogue synthesisers and intricate rhythms. with influences of samba. afrobeat. the deep dubscapes of rhythm & sound and most recently the more interesting end of 140bpm bass music. this ep is his first vinyl release since the late 00s and takes in a number of bass-heavy rumblers with classic biggabush twists and turns. starting with the steppas delight of mangrove monkey. relentless subs and skanks of sounds & blues. post-dubstep breaks on dash way com and finishing with a minimal 4/4 fx soundscape on footsie index.
cosmic bridge records blazes new pathways in its growing catalogue by welcoming margari’s kid to the family. the alias of josé maría moya sánchez — a spanish producer based in cadiz. inspired by british dance culture. sanchez first began writing his own tracks in 2012 and says he uses music primarily as therapy with a preference towards “broken rhythms. depth. and message.” the init 1 ep is a riveting slice of 170bpm seekers music. a developed and adult sound that brings to mind burial and kid drama and marks margari’s kid first physical release.
the title track immediately delves into familiar and focused textures backed by woozy synths. dancing between glitzy euphonious melodies.
the drums and rhythm section channel the energy of prior dance classics but still feel eager and original in their deployment.
on the flip side. plz xx diverts expectations by jumping between several frenetic moods. all whilst maintaining an energetic frivolity found throughout the record as a whole.
having first linked up with london-based coyote records in early 2015. grade 10’s forever returns to the label proper for his first full ep project. hymn which explores the myriad sounds. layers and textures that have come to define his music.
the delicate. slow-burning cinema of widescreen opener gweilo. the shadowy eeriness of hymn and the crunchy. industrial club heat of swamped each point to different reference points. but all feel interlinked by forever’s grip on atmosphere and tone.
coyote label mate. chemist - also one third of planet mu trio. silk road assassins - also turns in a booming edit of hymn. complete with re-booted. icy melodies that fire off like shards of glass. and rude. 808 patterns that nod to his work with sra.
infernal sounds are back with their 6th release on the label. this time with the combined minds and talent of japanese based artists. karnage and the infamous rider shafique on vocals. the a side. ‘realise’ providers a weighty influx. featuring the elemental voice of rider. backed by a rugged roller in the form of ‘bayside shakedown’ on the b side.
raincloud records has announced its debut release. a two-track 12inch from mancunian duo alan johnson. dj support includes: lamont (swamp81). ancestral voices (samurai). akkord (houndstooth). mumdance (xl / tectonic). synkro (r&s / apollo).
it’s time for the procurator! we’re happy to announce our first release from edinburgh born and bred producer proc fiskal - otherwise known as joe powers.
like a scottish relation to the recent faster grime productions lewisham mc novelist has coined ruff sound. proc fiskal ups the energy of the stark cubist rhythms of the early grime of wiley and ruff sqwad by accelerating and retooling them to fit the faster 160bpm grid. engineering a delirious hybrid that also subtly makes explicit the relationship between grime and jungle and happy hardcore.
los angeles based up-and-comer oxóssi excels in utilizing his lifelong exposure to a diverse range of music. which has allowed him to successfully craft his highly eclectic. ambient and bass heavy style. one that blends his deeply rooted musical upbringing with his own creative individuality. his atmospheric and unconventional take on raw bass music production enables his listeners to be transported beyond the music itself into different mental spaces. facilitating a form of meditation on music. with releases already on banana stand sound (bss001). crucial recordings (crucial005) and silent motion (smv001). oxóssi is well on his way to infecting the underground with his unique musical personality.
nach ihrem ersten generationsübergreifenden zusammenarbeit. “late night endless” (2015). begeben sich die beiden protagonisten zu spannenden. neuen soundexkursionen in eine vielzahl von subgenres wie nervösem funk. industrial-drone. jungle-rave. cosmic (zu gesprochenen weisheiten von dub-meister lee “scratch” perry). furiosem synth-grime und trägem breakbeat (im cover von ryuichi sakamotos “merry christmas mr. lawrence”). neben lee perry begrüssen sherwood & pinch auf “man vs. sofa” weitere illustre gäste wie martin duffy (primal scream). taz (dizzee rascal) und skip mcdonald (sugarhill gang. tackhead. little axe).
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call it future-step. call it deep-step. call it autonomic. call it whatever you wish. but one thing is for sure - hidden element hailing straight from kiev. ukraine fail to make their music disappoint. with a fresh take on electronic sounds ranging from breathtaking beat-less layers to +/- 170 bpm heavy hitters. these two have been making waves in the industry for some time already. releasing on 22:22. alphacut. med school. pinecone moonshine. and translation - to name a few. but it is absys records that is the home for their full-length album entitled “together”.
the second outing from btg follows. in tradition. their 2 originals and 2 remixes format. this time round toyc creates a slower paced dance floor obliterator titled ‘kicks’ sounding like a wonky laser gun trapped inside a broken 808 landing somewhere between broken techno and bass. on the remix project mooncircle and 20/20 ldn affiliated deft deconstructs and reconstructs toyc’s track into a maximalist beast fusing the current sounds of 160 bpm 170 bpm and halftime dnb with the technical precision of amon tobin. up next the bootyshaking stormer they call itoa. known for releases on bad taste and being featured in storming 160/170bpm sets by djs and tastemakers such as om unit and sam binga. ‘snake pass’ is a classic itoa track. playful bouncing subs and flickering percussion and shards of vocal. landing somewhere between footwork and booty bass. btg cofounder etch sets the pace with his remix of snake pass. coming through with a schizophrenic beats influenced sub heavy stepper that slowly evolves into a breakbeat onslaught.
dj support: nightwave. sully. addison groove. deadboy. horse meat disco. mj cole. barely legal. shadow child. amy becker. pathaan/bbc worldwide. boy 8-bit. blackdown/rinse fm. 2 bad mice. synkro/akkord. randomer. my nu leng. craig richards. foul play/moving shadow. dj zinc. dj orgasmic/origami sound... + many more
eshone (donnie valdez) is a 31 year-old graphic designer. music producer and dubstep dj from albuquerque. new mexico now living in poland. eshone has performed in twenty states and several countries. including: canada. denmark. poland. the netherlands. and slovenia. donnie s earliest musical memories were his electric guitar playing days and listening to heavy-metal bands from twenty-five years ago. learning this instrument and listening to heavy-metal expanded donnie s musical horizons to signal processing and sound manipulation. armed with technical knowledge. donnie shifted his focus to music production in 2004. specifically. drum and bass. eshone makes tunes quickly because of his innovative production techniques and instant application of his craft. his frenetic production pace is closely related to his high-energy live three deck sets. donnie learned how to mix in 2003 and had plans on becoming a turntablist. currently. donnie prefers to mix and blend his productions. which focus on heavy basslines and anthemic grooves while keeping a dark vibe and gritty texture. donnie s love of nature and music gave him incentive to create his record label. elk beats. the elk is very similar to donnie s music. internet presence. and online persona: peaceful. present. and powerful. donnie enjoys spontaneous activities. such as: fly fishing. skateboarding. and snowboarding. his other passion is music. and eshone s productions are custom-made for large rooms with low-lights. loud sound systems. and an intense emotional experience.
after debuting their label with the return of headhunter. the trusik team returns with their second vinyl release from the ever-illusive ruffcut faculty member tremble. tremble has quietly made his presence known with reggae influenced tunes that are simultaneously roughly hewn. yet meticulous detailed in sound design. for trsk002. tremble gives us “too much terror”. which with all the daily attacks on civilians across the nations of the world. seems prescient. what starts out as sound system inspired roller slowly morphs into a technoid fusion of dread sub weight and dub techno chord flourishes. on the flipside. tremble simmers the tempo down to the 130ish range with “bwoy”. dancehall indebted sub detonations output cut vicious shapes while filtered rasta portents gradually build into a technoid climax. two killer sides for the concerning djs! for trsk002. trusik has incorporated artist ben ladieu’s immaculate pen and ink drawing into the overall aesthetic of the release. ladieu’s work is often dense. multi-layered and full of little hidden details that draw comparisons to 80’s diy punk flyers and zeke clough’s contributions to seminal dubstep label skull disco and woe to the septic heart.
tempo records is proud to release three brand new tracks by soul intent. these tracks highlite the current state of modern jungle (& drum and bass). give me a dub on the full a side is all about heavy amen drums and phat basslines. one for the late night hours (or early mornings).
continuing its remarkable run of releases. banana stand sound delivers another large dose of potassium with a highly anticipated heavyweight plate by bristol’s ollie 303. featuring two longtime dubs that have gotten plays from the likes of n-type. skream & benga. beezy and more. this is a must have for any serious head.
new track bolide confidently showcases chloe’s vocals. a catchy bass groove effortlessly flowing through the track. musical tastemakers from rob da bank and huw stephens are among those championing the duo.
marcus price & carli have been leading djs in the swedish electronic scene for almost 10 years. both accomplished producers - carli is one half of savage skulls (dubsided) and one half of stay gold (magnatron) - while marcus price. also known as basutbudet. produced the infamous rapper mapei s debut release. he is also a member of the noted hip hop group fattaru. who reached the uppermost echelons of musical success in scandinavia in the early 00 s.
following his 2013 debut lp. fictitious nostalgia. beastie respond joins forces with alia fresco. silkie and circle vision to present his new ep. back to the future. as with most of his output in recent years. the danish producers indisputable enchantment of 80s aesthetics and purple nostalgia beams through the entire record. elevated by alia fresco’s soothing vocals on the glamorous title track. intergalactic soap box derby’s hectic synth work and sharp turns generate an unpredictable space race for the head nodders. while joy ryder sees beastie respond carefully mesh classic d n b programming with neonlight melodies. silkie rounds off the ep with a signature sub treatment of back to the future. navigating on a tempo not previously released by the acclaimed uk producer.
debut album from label boss rushmore. his most concise and holistic body of work to date. spanning a wider range of styles and influences than ever before. digging deep into his musical influences beyond typical club music. pressing on translucent orange vinyl.
2016 repressing. adding a percussive and experimental edge to the current class of post-dubstep pioneers. mount kimbie. the duo of dominic maker and kai campos - are set to release their highly anticipated debut album crooks & lovers on scubas hotflush label in july. mount kimbies first two eps - maybes and sketch on glass - seemed like explorations of spaces so private that all within earshot were instantly turned into voyeurs.
the time has come for scar to broaden its horizons. as a production duo survival & script initially made a name for themselves by supplying rugged dancefloor workouts but there is a much larger story to tell here and with the orkyd project album this story will be told
a trailblazing radio 1 show. unparalleled club-nights and a promising label. the 1-800 dinosaur crew are undoubtedly a focal point for all tastemakers alike. with a new 10inch ready for circulation. trim returns with james blake and airhead hinting towards a taster of whats to come. ‘rpg’ seeps with blakes signature off-kilter soul. feeding the subversive nature that trim revels in. whilst the airhead produced man like me. is undeniably anthemic. guided by the distinct-outsider vocal of one the most under-glorified. yet revered mcs in the uk scene. the 1-800 crew continue to construct their own direction.
die 6-köpfige band paper tiger aus leeds ist ohne zweifel eine der vielseitigsten auf dem wah wah 45s label. dieses kreative kollektiv verfüget über eine breite palette von sounds: von futuristischen hip hop-beats zu funky und tanzbaren elektronische breaks. manchmal mit schmutzigen post-dubstep-vibes und angereichert mit witzigen wortspielen. blast off ist paper tigers zweites album nach ihrem 2013er debüt laptop suntan.