cosmic bridge kicks off 2018 with an energetic four-track ep full of fresh ideas. proc fiskal is the alias of 21-year-old joe powers. an edinburgh native who fell in love with uk dance music and the various strains of the hardcore continuum thanks to youtube. he refined these inspirations at 160 bpm and began to receive airplay from the likes of grime veteran dj spooky. a debut ep for hyperdub followed in 2017. speeding grime to jungle tempos for fascinating results. these unique tracks caught the ears of om unit leading to the hello boss ep. on which proc fiskal further explores the sweet spot between dark garage. grime and ragga jungle.
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.
east man is a new project from anthoney hart and its material predates his previous work as basic rhythm. his unique take on grime reduces the sound to its steely fundamentals. bringing in influences from dancehall. drum and bass and techno to gird the voices of the mcs he works with. his own name for this hardcore continuum mongrel is hi tek.
anthoney struck a friendship with the academic and theorist paul gilroy. who wrote the album introduction below. after starting personal research on representations of working class and mixed race families. he asked paul for some help after coming across his work via stuart hall. paul’s mentor. their discussions and friendship developed. and it dawned on anthoney that his research and the east man album had some synergy. so he asked paul to write a piece conveying that.
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.
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 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.
endlich erscheint »gang signs & prayer«. das gefeierte debüt von stormzy. nun auch auf doppel-vinyl.
mit dem werk gelangte anfang märz erstmals ein grime-album ganz nach oben in die hitliste der uk-charts. zu seinen größten fans gehört u. a. auch ed sheeran. den stormzy bei brit awards live supporten durfte. seine uk-tour war innerhalb kürzester zeit komplett ausverkauft und beinhaltete drei aufeinanderfolgende shows in der brixton academy in london.
2017 reissue - aufgewachsen zwischen london. coventry und nigeria mit uk-grime. fela kuti. radiohead. badly drawn boy und squarepusher. liefert ghostpoet sein debutalbum auf gilles petersons brownswood-label ab. mit seiner minimalistisch-trippig-intimen mischung aus hip hop. blues. dub. trip hop und electronica macht sich der junge poet daran. in die fussstapfen von tricky zu treten.
london-based producer and dj tarquin has returned to gobstopper. “grease (chord mix)” is a high tempo example of the genre’s more experimental side. using fragmented percussive samples set to a background of pitch-bent chord stabs and twisted melodic elements.
providing as much impact in the track’s negative space as in its instrumentation. tarquin s minimalist approach to production on “grease (chord mix)” establishes its boldness and makes it one of the most recognisable examples of deconstructed club music of the year so far.
as a counter-point to the abstract starkness of “grease (chord mix)”. the release s flip side “foxtown” utilises ominous synths and distorted bass tones to tackle the more upfront sound of first generation grime production.
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.
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.
on the follow up to their 2015 ep ‘dumela 113’. we reintroduce hyperdub producer okzharp and manthe ribane. an artist. dancer and model from johannesburg who has worked and toured with die antwood amongst other creative work.
written and recorded in london. over two weeks this january. ‘tell your vision’ is a call and response between manthe’s vocals and okzharp’s production. both bring their unique energies to the mix. manifesting in a raw confidence of new moods and temperatures that were brought out from their first taste of touring and living on autopilot.
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.
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.
our second suspect packages 7” release. featuring two tracks lifted off the digital only par excellence released rap biscuits ep. from producer kidkanevil.
side a features ocean wisdom with the original vocal cut of the massive genre defying rocket launcher ewok. whilst side b finds foreign beggars front man orifice vulgatron & sean play riding the vip mix of level up. another cross pollination of hip hop. drum & bass. reggae & dubstep. full bass levels needed. both tracks kick up a rumpus! not for the faint hearted.
the 7” comes on transparent orange vinyl in a clear pvc sleeve with flap. a limited pressing of 220.
after the success of his backwards light ep slackk returns to r&s with another 6 tracker of instrumental grime mutations. a figurehead of the uk scene through the influential boxed night he runs alongside mr. mitch. logos and oil gang. slackk aka paul lynch distils the boxed sound into his own inimitable. richly melodic style.
over the past several years. j(ay).a.d has released several eps touching on footwork. dubstep. grime and dancehall. approaching dance music with a wide open lens that tends to blur accepted genre lines. a bjork co-sign earlier last year jettisoned the amsterdam-based artist into the popular consciousness. raised in suriname. j(ay).a.d is the consummate dance music outsider and despite living in amsterdam. his music hardly ever fits in with the citys house and techno hegemony. the ogri ai ep is very much a blueprint record. simultaneously paranoid and dark. its seeped in industrial dread and natural beauty. and while many of j(ay).a.ds contemporaries attempt to create more alien sounding music at the expense of a human element. the ogri ai ep has been a overlooked milestone for the hybrid footwork & grime realm. and its now back on re-stock.
on safe. visionist makes his most personal statement yet. distilling his influences down to a sparse palette of manipulated folk. pop and r&b acapellas. icy synths. and metallic drum samples. he plays off ever-present anxiety and his own battle not to let it overwhelm him. comfort. protection. salvation-this is what we search for. he says. we are taught that a life of no worries is better for us. and therefore we try to create one that is safe.
the vinyl lp includes a download code.
taking a walk on the modern side of grime street. la vie cest facile crosses over and fuses different styles with electro. instrumental hip-hop. bass music. techno and jungle into a brooding masterpiece of disjointed and distorted beats
>sis surpriz< is the third in debruits trilogy of eps which began with futuristic electro hip-hop workout >lets post funk< featuring jamie woon and ommas keith. and was followed by 2010s african highlife inspired spatio temporel. the trio of releases all feature 3-d artwork by german designer rainbowmonkey. and 3-d glasses are also included for your viewing pleasure. debruit is currently crafting a debut album based around trips to west africa and recordings with the regions indigenous musicians and traditional instruments. debruit has also been honing his live show which now incorporates a three-piece band. thumb pianos. african drums. highlife guitar. talk box and more. all accompanied by live visuals from rainbowmonkey. the new and improved live experience will be unveiled at the dates below and debruits album is due out later this year.
dritter und letzter teil der cargaa ep-trilogie auf warp. die der underground-grime-szene von lissabon gewidmet ist. wo junge produzenten polyrhythmische inspiration aus der afro-diaspora zu einer elektronischen clubmusik-mutation verarbeiten. der begriff cargaa kommt aus dem straßenslang lissabons und bedeutet heiß. geil. 12 inch mit bedruckten innentaschen plus downloadcode.
the second of two eps. this one featuring seiji and zed bias remixes. skream literally doesnt rest. quite clearly the south london dj and producer loves what he does. and what he does involves constantly challenging the ever changing musical landscape before him. the last 18 months has seen skream release two highly anticipated albums – his second solo album >outside the box< released on tempa in august last year and magnetic mans debut album. which sees him partnered alongside fellow dubstep pioneers benga and artwork.
strong radio support from radio 1 (daytime and specialist) and 1xtra (shy fx remix placed on a-list on april 8). confirmed plays of the music video on mtv dance. nme tv. the box and channel aka. and dj support from benji b. laurent garnier. brackles. ez. ramadanman/pearson sound. annie mac. zane lowe. dj hype + more
who better to provide our first release from an artist based outside the uk than starkey? having worked with a who s who of grime including trim and p money as well as playing an instrumental part in pushing the sound overseas. no hats no hoods are proud to have starkey at the helm of our 15th vinyl release.always keen to focus on emerging as well as established artists starkey teams up with up and coming mcs merky ace and kozzie on >pc<. whilst delivering a high octane lesson in fluro-grime with the instrumental >peacekeeper< on the flip.
mrk1 is back with some vocal dubstep bangers featuring the vocal talents of doctor who has previously worked with the likes of cotti and others in the grime world. these tunes are set to blow speakers worldwide. dont sleep on these anthem stylee!
2 tracks from the mc that brought you >lidl< and was guest vocalist on mias paper planes remix that went into the us top 5. he has been around the world. finished his degree. guested on dj shadows >i m excited< and is getting ready to break out properly on his own. this is a taster for his mini album that is coming very soon. two tracks that take him in two very different directions. kunta kinte is a classic slice of funky. south african inspired house/ garage. with a strong lyrical message ab takes it back to the time when mcs had something to say other than how fly they were (not that he isnt and he will do some of those). produced by dan anderson from nu sound therapy. the tune is hot! eba eater is a quality slice of african hip hop produced by las twofifteens. it bounces!
platt & samrai aka swing ting veröffentlichen mit >creepin< ihren ersten release unter dem namen ihrer monatlichen clubnacht in manchester. die zu den besten veranstaltungen der stadt gehört und wo eine mischung aus garage. grime. reggae und hip hop gespielt wird. das duo ist von anderen künstlern aus manchester wie zed bias. marcus intalex oder illum sphere beinflusst und präsentiert eine ganz eigene version von elektronischer musik. dj support von brackles. wifey crew. matt iq. xxxy. mr scruff. hoya:hoya & co.
amsterdam local. ivory coast progeny and grime-juke-jungle gene-splicer. h-sik makes his black acre debut in rude style with two concrete-junglist chemical weapons. first up is the muscular drum workout *sonic rage* which layers a ridiculously powerful. yet deftly chopped 808-amen bombardment with delicate citric pads. bleeps and lost droideka language. on the flip is the orwellian *no promises* a natural pairing of vangelis atmospherics and committed drum-funk workout. building with undead voices and b-boy breakdowns.
iberian records comes out of a hibernation period with the a series of >tax haven< eps. this first ep comes from a group of producers located in the barcelona bass enclave and who have been some of the main players in the monthly b.low events there. dedicated to what the label describes as bass n groove. this ep contains three varied and original sounding tunes with different bpms suited to the leftfield of various bass music fields (dubstep/funky/future garage etc).
surefire sounds third release features three up-and-coming producers from two points on the map: distal and mayhem hailing from atlanta. georgia and hxdb from vancouver. canada. collaborating together. this trio brings together a pair of innovative tracks that exemplify the exciting future of dubstep and bass music in 2011.
embassy brings you two concrete tracks from the artists who have been on the tip of everyones tongue. clicks + whistles. comprised of jorge hernandez and pete evans. they have been gaining an incredible amount of steam within the bass music community over the last year.a. the fagship tune from clicks + whistles. cranberry goose. showcases pete and jorges flair for richly dense harmonies and immensely inspired sound design.b. referencing their infuences of southern hip hop. the pair give us one sexy enough to make anyone in the club dance with out thinking twice. radiator. is a soothing jam dripping with heart and passion.
for this tune hem and terrible shock take apart an 80s soul lp. add some sci-fi synths. lazy drums and a sprinkling of analogue fx. after many painstaking hours of recording the duo take a well earned coffee break. then return to the studio just in time to see the back of the light-footed blunted robots man shortstuff as he runs off chuckling >your vocals are mine now!<. revenge plans are made. vehicles are fuelled up in preparation ? but these activities are cut short by the arrival of an email from the culprit ? it seems that he took the files back to his hq for what he describes as a refix ? with the engines still running. hem and shox check out the file and find it to be a work of genius ? what they hear is an accelerated kaleidoscopic fusion of on-beat claps and snares in a peak-time northern soul style. super heavy subbass hits and hectic syncopated keyboard chops.
limited 1-sided white label 10 inch. he is back. in the run up to 2015’s longplayer dropping another slice of broken electronic pop this time teaming up with us isolationist and icey voiced songwriter kid a. here fmf delivers his trademarked frosted heartbreak chords with a grime lilt on the drums and low-end. we have enlisted the deft remix skills of visionist acknowledged leader of the new grime movement who adds his own low slung mood take on fmfs fractalised funk.
the first new crazylegs music of the summer season is a bold slice of motown-fuelled house music from tommy rawson. following up his debut on sweden’s local talk last year. uk garage hero zed bias brings the dread with a dark. broken maddslinky refix on the flip. after recently announcing his imminent retirement from the dj circuit. imami rounds off the package with a booming mutant funk workout. off the back of his debut ep on druid cloak’s apothecary compositions label last november. crazylegs is a young record label birthed in 2012 from a five-year old bristol club party of the same name – founded by jambo and shandy and now run by a small team of like-minded djs and producers – tied together by a love of surprising. spontaneous electronic music and existing to provide a home for the people that create it.
an artefact from a perfect studio long abandoned. bok bok drops this alternative deleted mix of his new single *melbas call*. this version will be available on limited 10″... vinyl only. as part of the night slugs white label series. both the original mix (released digitally march 31st) and this version feature kelela. the powerful vocalist behind the smash cut 4 me mixtape. released last year on fade to mind. boks instrumental melted in the trash. mangled tape dragging his cyborg funk to an excruciating. ruined memphis-like quarter-time. meanwhile kelela remains as immediate as ever. evoking r&b greats from a cannon she is clearly set to join. to be played loud and preferably in the dark.
limited to 300 copies on 180g vinyl with neon green and black pantone sleeves.
davey jones is a new non-genre label focusing on a dark. primal aesthetic. run by unlikely of clandestinecultivations / dubpressure / platform 1 and designer letty fox. all design and videos by letty fox. visit the davey jones website for videos (www.davey-jones.com).
supported by laurent garnier / dj ez / reso / n-type / ben ufo / mumdance / donga / subeena / heny g / warlock / fused forces + more.
rie lambdoll. known for electronics duo crossbred and respected among activities in variety of fields and free form unit dub magus from beirut arising from the breakup of the post hardcore band beirut5 in the search of even more inspiring sounds. 10inch split coupled with two geniuses prominent in the increasingly chaotic japanese underground has come out!
kieren dickins aka dels meldet sich mit seiner dritten single bzw ep für big dada zurück. die auch als vorbote des langerwarteten albums zu verstehen ist. für die musikalische untermalung zeigt sich kwes verantwortlich. der bereits durch veröffentlichungen auf young turks und seine arbeit mit the xx für mächtig furore sorgte. dels wütende aber nie hoffnungslosen lyrics verschmelzen auf wundersame weise mit kwes tighter produktion. erinnert streckenweise an eine fusion aus tv on the radio und massive attack. dels zählt sicherlich zu englands derzeit besten mcs!
ex-roll deep member trimbal aka trim and james blake under his ever elusive harmonimix alias are set to release confidence boost on september 24 through r&s records. for over two years these tracks have been lusted after on forums and blogs by fans of both artists. now in 2012. when they finally see a release. each track still sounds as fresh and groundbreaking as they did back when they first emerged. this also marks the first official release for any of jamess harmonimix tracks outside a number of tracks floating around in the ether of youtube and a limited run of white labels. on >confidence boost< trims vocals are pitched and twisted over gliding chords and a beat that harks back to the dark basements of plastic people where jamess musical journey began. whilst over a classic grime rhythm and shuffling stabs of white noise trim’s half rapping half talking flow swaggers across >saying< with the track building to syncopated crescendo before descending into an intense sub workout.
hier kommt der zweite teil der cargaa ep-trilogie auf warp. die der underground-grime-szene von lissabon gewidmet ist. wo junge produzenten polyrhythmische inspiration aus der afro-diaspora zu einer elektronischen clubmusikmutation verarbeiten. der begriff cargaa kommt aus dem straßenslang lissabons und bedeutet heiß. geil. 12 inch mit bedruckten innentaschen plus downloadcode.
brought to attention in dj sets from the likes of rustie. jackmaster. and receiving radio support on bbc radio 1 from annie mac. zane lowe. mistajam plus more. *minger* follows darqs previous productions for some of grime and raps most memorable characters. notably tempa ts *next hype* and danny browns *blueberry*. underpinned by crisp 808 drums. a serrated synth riff and doom.
moonshine recordings is happy to present two new heavy tunes from the mighty rsd. rsd. perhaps better known as bristol bass and drum music stalwart rob smith (one half of respected production duo smith and mighty). has been pushing bass heavy rhythms for more than two decades. under the moniker rsd. he produces fresh. innovative bass music that simultaneously pays dues to his deep soundsystem roots while pushing things ever forward. main track on this 12″.. is grimey >dancehall rock< that features vocals from ricky ranking. well known from his collaborations with the bug. it is currently receiving heavy worldwide dj support from the likes of dj madd. radikal guru. roommate. dreadsquad. bunzero. 6blocc among others. on the flip you can find >too much war<. a heavy bass riddim that reminds of rsds older productions.
luuk graham. the hague native drops his second release with lowriders recordings. after his recent remixes. a beattape and some digi releases finally the ep is ready for the public ear. the sound has grown in depth and strength. inspired by uk bass and uk bass and dirty south hip hop scene. he fits in the hip trap/bass culture with his more uptempo tracks but as easily links to the more head-hop in the likes off shlohmo. his sound is very much 8bit - commodore infected blent of hip hop. skweee. bass and retro-futuristic-synth-science. filosofischestilte takes you into an unknown world shaped out of arpeggios. sparkling.
the upcoming slab of wax from starkey is going to be a hot collectors piece! this release is split single from both the slit jockey records and seclusiasis imprints that starkey runs alongside dev79 and el carnicero. in true form. the slit jockey side is a raw grime track featuring the mc talents of london’s acclaimed trim. the seclusiasis side is a spacey r&b track with the alluring vocals of leah smith. the instrumentals of both songs are also included.
these heavyweight tracks will only be available on a limited white vinyl pressing and will not be available digitally at the time the 12 inch is released.
joker has been riding a rocket propelled trajectory with an exponential rise in popularity since he first caught the attention of underground djs and bloggers alike. back in 2007. signed to major player 4ad for his debut lp >the vision<. dropping late last year joker has won the hearts and minds of both respected underground players and pop-loving youth alike. here he returns to his home imprint for a rare excursion away from 4ad with the monstrous. infectious fresh cut rhythm that is our lead track >skitta<. you know it must be a big lead if when you flip for the aa side and find the almighty newham generals featuring in secondary place! >i think you should know< sees footsie and d double roll out a shoulder popping beat in fine style while fans of all things instrumental can also enjoy an extended instrumental version of the same track. huge release all round.
trim - >i am< is out now. our second vocal. and first all vocal release on the label. really glad we made it happen. big up david kelly as usual on the artwork. trc on production. and d.o.k on notice now. and preditah and lv for contributing excellent remixes.
the index is a project by two of new york city s underground music pioneers. raz mesinai aka badawi and dub war founder dave q. the label centers on original badawi productions at the intersection of dub and modern composition. as well as new works and remixes by some of the most forward-thinking artists at the outer limits of dubstep and experimental electronica. the first release was 2010 s head-melting el topo / dstry all pfrfts team-up with shackleton. and this second entry finds badawi reviving new york s dystopian hip hop lineage via a collaboration with the legendary mc sensational of jungle brothers and wordsound fame. no schnitzel is a militant. mind-bending half-step rhythm that sensational weaves in and out of. creating a new form of dubstep-hip hop hybrid with a unique bad apple flavor. the dubbed-out version strips it down to the instrumental roots. while flipside more schnitzel goes deeper into abstracted acid dubstep for the more adventurous soundsystem selectors.
grime has been clawing its way back to the centre of underground uk music in a big way recently. riding a new wave of credibility in futurist iterations from terror danjah. hyperdub. and butterz. but with the rising profile of figures like slackk and the eski-aping sound of becoming real and sometimes jam city. theres been a pseudo-lionization and a growing mythology surrounding classic grime. honestly. its been a long time coming. the music is legendary for a reason. terror danjahs new(ish) hardrive label takes a bold step in 2011 with a sharp look back-ward. and in typically cyclical fashion it feels perfectly now. dating all the way back to 2004. p jams >anger management< is a minimal monster of a tune. slamming with the same slurred and blurred percussive elements of wileys essential >ice rink<.
rack n ruins new >territory ep< featuring slarta john & mc navigator is now out on black butter records. the ep combines everything that rack n ruin stands for. a cross genre mash-up of jungle. electro. dubstep and more which we love at urban nerds! with outstanding feedback from the likes of breakage. a-track. sub focus. n- type and many more. he is going from strength to strength!
after the untimely passing of ben bracket brydon in april 2009. his friends got together to pay tribute to him in the most fitting way possible. by creating a not-for-profit label that showcases some of the incredible music that he made. and what music it is. fierce. interesting and above all. fun with an instantly recognizable production style. check it...
faze’s immersive and powerfully psychoactive tracks evoke a soundclash of styles: an explosive meeting of bass-heavy genres from across both sides of the atlantic. his debut album epitomises modern dance music’s global ear while still remaining deeply connected to its local geographical roots. it mutates and reshapes his influences like sonic putty. with atlanta rap’s elemental bass ooze forming a backbone for drums that recall both jungle and grime in the way they hammer. spin and clatter through space – and in turn send dancers richocheting across the floor.
zwei jahre nach dem traurigen und viel zu frühen tod des aus aberdeen (schottland) kommenden musikers und designers ewan robertson aka offshore erscheint via big dada nun sein letztes album. die tracks entstanden zum großen teil noch vor seinem tod im jahre 2012 und wurden liebevoll von seinen angehörigen. big dada und befreundeten musikern wie amon tobin. slugabed. ikonika. u.a. selektiert. sämtliche erlöse aus dem verkauf des neuen albums gehen an die marfan stiftung. da ewan an dem marfan syndrom erkrankte. musikalisch überzeugt offshore auf ganzer linie. ob 90s electronica a la boards of canada. post-dubstep bis hin zu hip hop. grime und minimal funk lässt er keine wünsche offen!
a figurehead of the uk grime scene through the influential boxed night he runs alongside mr. mitch. logos and oil gang. slackk aka paul lynch channels the instrumental music of boxed and distils it into his own inimitable. richly melodic style.
after an 18-month hiatus. its time for the return of one of the uks true pacesetters: bloom. hydraulics is a brain-twisting four track ep of convulsing. mechanoid dancefloor compositions that represents the belfast producers most advanced body of work to date – and his debut on bristol label crazylegs.
brandneue auf warp: future brown. ein quartett aus vier langzeitfreunden. setzt mit seiner atemberaubenden fusion aus rap. grime. dancehall. r&b und reggaeton seine eigene duftmarke in urban music. kosmopolitisch-globale beats treffen auf vocalbasierte musik. für ihre ersten beiden smashes luden sie ein: tink aus chicago (deren debütalbum gerade von timbaland produziert wird). sowie die grimer prince rapid und dirty danger (beide ruff sqwad) und roachee (roll deep). ein remix kommt von 3d na tee. dem lil wayne-favoriten aus new orleans. das future brown debütalbum auf warp ist für 2015 angekündigt.
misty conditions is a project that started off when henry collins and richard wilson met up in henrys studio a couple of years ago and jammed for a few days non-stop. enjoying the process thoroughly. the connection became so good in this period that the duo developed a fluent understanding of how each other worked. ending up as a project made across the internet. while henry was living in france and richard in la. they cross pollinated by developing what each did best. henry making and creating banks of samples and richard creating software and effects to cut up and re-sample. passing the tracks back and forth. essentially until they felt finished.
swing ting aus manchester kehren mit einer weiteren geballten ladung an grime-wahnsinn und bashment-härte zurück. am mikrofon die lokale dancehall-legende fox. der remix kommt von chimpo. der >head gone< im eski-style neu interpretiert.
>candy red / hungry horse< is dro careys debut release for hum + buzz. this exciting newcomer from sydney has already made quite an impression. he was named as one of the top ten producers to watch in 2011 by fact magazine and has already collaborated with the former roll deep member trim. dro careys extraordinary music assimilates everything from classic techno and house to rnb. rap. juke and grime. to produce a peculiar skewed aesthetic. on side a. >candy red< places hypnotic other worldly vocals with interlocking melodies. stuttering percussion and subtle bass drops. on the other side. >hungry horse< begins by deploying a haunted female vocal. before morphing into snatches of different fragmented samples and frantic kicks and snares. for an intense narcotic affair.
terror danjah finally returns to the airwaves with his first new material since 2010s >undeniable< album on hyperdub. the masssively-anticipated >full attention< is the first step in the resurrection of his patented rhythm & grime sound. the style he made his name with in the early noughties with vocalists like shola and sade ama. this time out. ruby lee ryder is his voice of choice. and her distinctive vocal has already landed the track on the bbc 1xtra playlist. with further spins on radio 1 and rinse fm. and its a fixture in the boxes of djs like skream. mistajam and target. advance club promo has generated a ridiculously positive response right across the board. with hard support from brackles. swindle. alex nut. blackdown. wylie. and many many more. setting the scene for >full attention< to become an anthemic club and commercial hit as soon as it reaches the shops. on the flip mr danjah drops his trademark gremlinz logo for two 8 bar grime smashes that have been doing the rounds on rinse fm for the last half year. >east village< is a toast to the nights hardrive label hosted at the london club of the same name. and >jeckle & hyde< (exclusive to this 12 inch) has been battered in the raves by logan sama. zomby. and elijah & skilliam just to name only a few. this marks the beginning of a hefty release schedule for the grime kingpin including more high-impact singles and remixes on the way for greensleeves. butterz and hyperdub.
cotti is back with this amazing 12 inch release on his own label sumtingnew records featuring co productions with the likes of dmzs coki (a pioneer in his own right) and special guest vocals from badness who features on teenwolf. after spending over a year in the studio workin with various uk artists and producers. acclaimed dubstep producer. cotti (sensi dub. calm down & rise da temperature) brings the 2nd 12 inch release on his label -sum ting new- juggernog is co produced by big man coki and has the typical crazy midrange bass accompanied with sum terrorsum sub bass & vocal sample drop. teenwolf is reggae fused with some hardcore dubstep sub bass and spaced out synths. this chest rattling monster of a tracks has been supported by the likes of… skream & benga. mistajam(radio1) caspa. rusko. joker. ras kwame(1xtra). mary anne hobbs(radio1). hatcha(kiss100). jez welham(kiss100) & logan sam(kiss100).
the debut compilation lp on mind on fire records. featuring 8 tracks of pure fire from xxxy. g-kut. la77. neko neko. zoir. pareesa. woli wols and grave architecture! comes in hand-stamped and screen-printed cover.
earwax is very proud to present this huge 12 inch from >purple trinity< producer gemmy. guaranteed to cause serious sonic pressure on a dancefloor near you! >maroon chant< is possibly one of gemmys biggest tunes yet. a carefully crafted dancefloor monster brim with catchy purple melodic synths and heavy weight bass. the intro leads in with a looped tribal chant as the pattern is sucked into rolling snapping percussion before the squelching. ever-evolving bassline drops. the track build and flows effortlessly maintaining high energy levels throughout. big tune. flip then for >last 3 digits< ? the title being a reference to pirate radio shows where the host refers to callers by the last 3 digits of their phone number. >let me have 1 caller for the rewind<. heavy hitting rave stabs punch out the catchy melody here before the track switches up into a grimey beat and even grimier bassline. quality rave music.
dj support from: joker. roska. pinch. mary anne hobbs. guido. ginz. reso. baobinga. appleblim. peverelist. rsd. plastician dusk & blackdown. and many more..
warp präsentiert mit der cargaa ep-trilogie die underground-grime-szene von lissabon. wo junge produzenten polyrhythmische inspiration aus der afro-diaspora zu einer elektronischen clubmusikmutation verarbeiten. die erste ep stellt fünf junge künstler vor. darunter die szenestars dj marfox und dj nigga fox. der begriff -cargaa- kommt aus dem straßenslang lissabons und bedeutet heiß. geil. 12 inch mit bedruckten innentaschen plus downloadcode.