following on from last months 12 inch by elgato and having premiered music from the likes of blawan, untold and joe, hessle audio is proud to present another debut ep – this time from uk producer bandshell.
hypnotizing rhythms and stormy bass cuts make up various visions 2, as d-operation drop, zygos, hebbe and mrshl unite on the copenhagen based label’s 9th vinyl release. various visions is a new series of vinyl releases by circle vision, launched to present an umbrella of artists from around the globe, who share the label’s vision of sound design and affection for immersive bass music.
time flies, doesn’t it? it sure does when you suddenly wake up to celebrate your 10th vinyl release as a small label, which is the case with us. but as we’re all about quality over quantity, our latest 12” offering comes with a superb collage of fresh music by the one and only radicall. having made his mark as one of the most consistent producers, known for his trademark combination of strong, dynamic drum programming and soft and booming basslines, radicall keeps on delivering top-quality music with each next release. and this 12” single is no exception to the said rule. the playful, happy-go-lucky “touch” is a bit of a nod to the old-school/rave/early jungle/footwork/you-name-it style given its complex drum pattern and an array of acid-style synthetic samples and tinges of vocal here and there, but sticking to modern-day standards nonetheless. the flipside comes with “build me up” remixed by bungle, who surely knows how to make good things just as good as they are, but yet a bit different. and here we have the brazilian powerhouse reshaping radicall’s work to make it a bit lighter and upbeat, but still retaining some elements of rawness mixed perfectly with traces of nostalgia. an excellent job, breathing a new life into the original piece - a darker-shaded straight-to-the-point roller, which you can get as a digital bonus added to the release. so here it is - the tenth vinyl item in our catalogue, featuring names you simply can’t go wrong with. what better way to celebrate the occasion?
after a hectic weekend you awake dazed and confused deep in the urban jungle. as the sun starts to rise, in the distance a lush pad starts to drift closer. the sounds of your past... a time when everything in the world was right, perfect. tearing breakbeats release, kinetic energy moves your body and you start to reminisce about friends, love and music. days gone by, the vibe never ends. jem one kicks off 117 spring with 3 fresh cuts pressed on a special edition clear & white mixed vinyl.
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.
LAST RENEGADE / DREAMING OF A PLACE (CLEAR 180G VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl NL20.04.18
a collaboration of seismic proportions, we present “the last renegade” from safire, dlr & drs, backed with two experimental dlr forays called “dreaming of a place”. sinister, brooding and shaped with intent, “the last renegade” sees safire & dlr combining to create a half time beast, with the piercing vocals of drs a perfect fit. developing the dreamland themes from his last album, dlr explores dub and techno influences and more downtempo vibes on two mixes of “dreaming of a place”. digressing from the more typical dispatch format, dlr, along with safire & drs, express their artistic freedom to display the depth in quality within the label today.
for the vinyl heads, there will be a limited run of heavyweight clear vinyl pressed, shrink-wrapped within a bespoke, full colour sleeve.
it’s been a while since the deadly russian twins gancher & ruin released on prspct but they are back on board. and this monster ep is filled with everything we love about these guys. its heavy, raving and 110% awesome. all hail gancher & ruin! including download code.
jungle/breakcore legends deformer are back with another horror infused release: “the living dead deformed”. deformer is known for putting the shock into electronic music and pushing the horror experience to another level. during their shows they cut off limbs and intestines are thrown into the audience while the extreme music turns the crowd into raging freaks. “the living dead deformed” pays hommage to one of the biggest horrorfilm classics of all time: “night of the living dead” (1968) and its creators.
the record was produced before the unfortunate passing of george a. romero. out of respect, deformer chose put out the record as a non-profit, limited edition, numbered by hand, green coloured vinyl release. the amazing cover art is created by legendary visual artist graham humphreys (a nightmare on elm street, the evil dead, poltergeist).
“the living dead deformed” is dark, menacing and will again turn parties into moshpits. they won’t stay deaf!
memories — places, vacancies, allusions — are fundamental characters in mary lattimore’s evocative craft. inside her music, wordless narratives, indefinite travelogues, and braided events skew into something enchantingly new. the los angeles-based harpist recorded her breakout 2016 album, at the dam, during stops along a road trip across america, letting the serene landscapes of joshua tree and marfa, texas color her compositions. in 2017, she presented collected pieces, a tape compiling sounds from her past life in philadelphia: odes to the east coast, burning motels, and beach town convenience stores. in 2018, from a restorative station — a redwood barn, nestled in the hills above san francisco s golden gate bridge — emanates hundreds of days, her second full-length lp with ghostly international. the record sojourns between silences and speech, between microcosmic daily scenes and macrocosmic universal understandings, between being alien in promising new places and feeling torn from old native havens. it’s an expansive new chapter in lattimore’s story, and an expression of mystified gratitude. a study in how ordinary components helix together to create an extraordinary world.
the second vinyl of liquidnation series is opening with deep liquid by m25 & first function. this a1 track is a multi broken beat tune with euphoric sounds and pitched down male vocals uniting to jungle at the apex of the track.
we are very proud and honoured to present our next release from one of the scene’s most respected artists. seba blesses inperspective records with 2 slices from his diverse repertoire and they do not disappoint.
fresh from their remix of jinx *car full of herbs*, bristol/london bass specialists vinyl junkie & sanxion return to asbo records alongside legendary reggae singer bushman with *talk too much*. things get busy from the start on the original dnb version, a tightly packed and weighty amen break welcomes in bushmans thoughtful melodic vocals with dubwise horns and instrumentation recreating that timeless reggae vibe at 170bpm with snatches of bleeps and pads that hint at vinyl junkie & sanxions oldskool hardcore/jungle history. dj westy on the remix fattens things up bringing the bass to the front for a real sound system smasher. the 140 remix retains the main elements of the original with added dirty bass and half time drops perfect for festival season, guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser for fans of breaks reggae and that early rave sound.
2018 reisdsue - second peverelist 12inch on the punch drunk label is the long awaited follow up to the genre defying erstwhile/the grind 12inch as championed by djs as diverse as luciano & surgeon. dj support for roll with the punches comes from kode 9, appleblim, pinch, distance, n type.
the legendary dj trax (moving shadow) returns to tempo records with four diverse & energetic drum & bass jungle cuts of the highest quality. on a2 no name we have live drums played by kj sawka (pendulum). this release comes as a limited 140g crystal clear vinyl pressing with full artwork sleeve + white glossy inner sleeve, including a mp3 download voucher + a free poster/inlay and all tracks mastered by stuart hawkes of metropolis mastering london. special note: only 100 posters/inserts will be signed & numbered by dj trax himself.
the sheffield powerhouse that is denham audio have had an extremely busy few years crafting superb techno and ‘130 jungle’ rollers. their productions have been turning a lot of heads, landing releases on circular jaw, tessier-ashpool, grndwrk, tumble audio, heretic and addison groove’s new groove imprint in the short space of time since they debuted songs online in mid-2015. they show no sign of their workrate slowing this year with the boys presenting their “leighton buzzin’” ep on artifice this month.
erstmals vollständig auf vinyl: das legendäre debütalbum der australisch-britischen d&b-formation pendulum, die damit 2005 aus dem stand in die szene einschlugen. mit sämtlichen 14 tracks der original-cd plus dem bonustrack “blood sugar” (einem späteren 12” track aus 2007). limitierte triple-lp-auflage auf 180g heavyweight vinyl!
apart from being known for founding the infamous vinyl imprint subaltern records and for his residency on sub.fm, gabriele romeo aka. mentha has made quite a name for himself with his jazz-influenced bass music productions. this lp is a selection of tracks from his vault, showcasing his musical abilities and tasteful compositions in this self-release.
a musical partnership forged at the beginning of the millennium, ajit steyns and kate mcgill have developed a well defined and unmistakable sound as the untouchables. tribal rhythms drenched in dub, with characteristic nods to the breaks and rave stabs era of late 90’s dnb, their music has been an integral component of the darker half-time sound that has become more prevalent within dnb over the past 5 years. tempering the menace of their atmospherics with distinctive low-slung bass lines has made their music essential to dj’s championing this sound.
black double vinyl release.
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
yet again, labelowner gaze ill joins forces with the danish dubstep ambassador rdg, this time for a 4 track collaborative ep. on the aside the artists minds melt together in two pieces of dubstepscience. as the title suggests, rdg and gaze ill show what dubstep is made of with “keepin’ it real” that’s characterized by a pressuring hardness, and uplifting energy. “the zone” follows with its progressive universe that evolves in just the right way with perfect timing. the bside shows off the two artists individual skills with immense, paranoid vibrations on rdg’s “shapeshift”, and thrillingly deep basslines on gaze ill’s “combo”. the ep is a refreshing showcase of the genre’s finest offerings original sound with a wellbalanced diversity. rdg and gaze ill keep it real for this first vinyl release on cue line records.
‘closer apart’ is the debut album by uk/south african duo okzharp and manthe ribane.
okzharp says ‘most of the music came out of headphone moments in hotel rooms, planes and airports in the brief periods of time that we spent together, mainly on tour, in paris and later vienna’, a city manthe describes as a ‘beautiful dream place’.
okzharp describes manthe as a ‘co-producer’, ‘she selected instrumental sketches and we developed them together, sometimes just keeping the bare bones or a melody or rhythm, or trying different elements or sounds.’
new three track 12 inch by burial to be released on hyperdub, the a-side is titled >street halo<, with two supporting tracks >nyc< and >stolen dog<. their combined length is 20 minutes, 41 seconds.
lange hat uns der wiener elektronikmusiker klaus waldeck – zuletzt bekannt durch sein legendäres album »ballroom stories« (2007) – warten lassen. die vorfreude ist groß und waldeck hat auch gleich eine Überraschung für uns parat: sämtliche titel wurden auf italienisch eingesungen - und zwar von der fantastischen neuentdeckung, der wiener sängerin heidi moussa-benammar (»la heidi«).
waldeck selbst möchte gran paradiso als eine »spaghetti & western« produktion bezeichnet wissen: »gran paradiso, das ist einerseits hommage an den legendären sound des italo-westerns – andererseits spürt es auch den sentimentalen klängen des italienischen canzone nach - jedoch stets mit der nötigen ironischen distanz.« »italienisch... schon die sprache klingt nach musik«
der sound des albums trägt waldecks unverkennbare handschrift. gelegentliche einsprengsel von tango, dub und reggae runden dieses abwechslungsreiche sommeralbum ab.
alles in allem: ein entspanntes sommerliches album, das man auch gerne im herbst und winter hört, um sich daran zu erwärmen.
the talents of enei and critical boss kasra combine once more to kick off 2018. with the infamous jakes on title track vocal duty, the transmitter ep rolls out four pieces of low-slung, sci-fi drum & bass designed for darkened rooms across the world.
the vinyl release includes a download code.
j:kenzo heads back to 31 records with two new tracks from his arsenal. “sykura” encaptures the vibe of ’97 / ’98 drum and bass with its soundscapes and twisted analog synths, whereas “assemble” keeps the traditional 2 step rolling style with energy throughout.
rsn, producer, dj and musician from athens – greece, delivers his 4rth album named “strange eyes” which is his debut on agogo records. the album includes 13 songs influenced by electronica and trip hop sounds. hip hop beats with fat bass-lines in addition to effected melodic guitar, hammond and atmospheric analog synths create an ideal soundtrack for the album “strange eyes”. rsn collaborated with exceptional vocalists and musicians under his executive production.
from 2009 until now, he participates as a dj in the well-known british band belleruche, a world-class band in the turntable soul scene with many concerts in greece and abroad (serbia, turkey, russia, switzerland, france, england, ukraine etc.). all these years he has appeared in major festivals all over the world next to great names, such as the wailers, charles bradley, kid loco, zaz, waldeck a.o, while he has opened the live shows of top artists, including alpha blondy, wax tailor, dj krush, parov stellar and others.
as talk of break’s fifth studio album ‘another way’ starts to run wild amongst the drum & bass underground, bristol uk’s most prolific boss of bass drops ‘album sampler 1’ upon us, setting the scene for what’s to come.
‘keepin it raw’ and ‘hip punch’ roll hard ready to thug out the dance as break delivers his trademark low-slung heaters as only he knows how. quality d&b as always that whet’s the appetite nicely.
redeyes releases his third album broken soul last year julien‘redeyes salvi showed off his versatility on his blueprints ep. he now takes it one step further with the release of broken soul, his first full length project for the north quarter. through twelve sincere tracks, the toulouse-based artist showcases an action packed storyline co-starring some of the most sought-after vocalists in the game. not only do manchester legends drs and tyler daley make appearances, but there are also features by fresh nq signee abnormal sleepz, hmd, kinkai and juga-naut as well as ny underground hip hop phenomenon milano constantine. rap, soul and dusty jazz flavour is woven through diverse tracks in both tempo and intensity. the redeyes signature shines bright however, effortlessly capturing current aesthetics and eclecticism. this album shows a veteran artist comfortable in his craft and is not just at home on lenzmans imprint, it possibly signifies the quintessence of the north quarter philosophy. full soundclips available on release week
versa and rowl are names that have been kicking about for some time now and those who have had there ear to the ground know that these boys are about to blow! all 3 tracks are just stunning. >lunar< is a rhodes journey into 2 step heaven with a serious low end. then >zoidiac< takes it to a 170bpm, but still keeps a soulful vibe that is a delight on the ears. last up, but by no means least is >warewolf< that is currently being championed by mary ann hobbs. other support includes phaeleh, skream, chefal, synkro, indigo and too many more to mention! smokin sessions deliver once again
at fatcat we are as excited about new signings psychedelic horseshit as we were on landing animal collective and black dice 8 years back, and believe they re a similarly vital band - pushing boundaries and creating something thrilling and unique. having avidly followed the band’s outpourings over the past few years, we can now announce psychedelic horseshit s label debut. previously appearing on hip us indies woodsist and siltbreeze, their second proper full-length marks a major shift, upgrading their sound and delivering a coherent set of bustling, uptempo, hook-laden, melted outsider pop songs.
comes with code for free digital download of this album.
we are proud to welcome back dj lynx to sonorous music with two killers that have been hurting dancefloors worldwide for the last few months and has already received national airplay from the bbc and kiss fm.
vicissitude - zu deutsch wandel, wechselhaftigkeit, unbeständigkeit - ist der titel des neuen, dritten albums von maps alias james chapman, das anfang juli auf mute erscheint. schwang im zweitling *tuning the mind* noch der hedonismus des mercury price nominierten erfolgsdebüts *we can create* nach, vermittelt das wunderschöne indie-rock/pop-album *vicissitude* nun die unmittelbare konfrontation chapmans mit der realität: *writing and recording coincided with quite a lot of things in my life changing. although things are good for me now, every song on the record comes from a long period of me having to take stock, to start again almost. i took myself out of everything and had a hard look at what i wanted to do and where i wanted to take maps.* den letzten feinschliff der platte übernahmen produzent und sound engineer ken thomas (sugarcubes, m83, sigur ros), der zuletzt auch an *we can create* mitarbeitete, und sein sohn joylon, der schon als programmierer und produzent für bands wie s.c.u.m. und telepathe aktiv war.
with a prolific career in the dnb and dubstep scene, matt-u always keeps a unique mark, clear and recognizable, in his productions, getting the support of producers as youngsta, n type, skream and benga. after his releases for well respected labels as black box, osiris, subway, no.mad is proud to announce his entrance in the turin family.
die -contact- ep von produzent hans hu$tle und sängerin tahnee matthiesen ist ein atmosphärisches, dunkles und intimes werk. stark inspiriert von größen wie portishead oder darkside, erschaffen die beiden münchner psychedelische klangwelten, die durch fokussierte arrangements zu abwechslungsreichen songs geformt werden. zerbrechliche, hauchzarte stimmen stehen im wechsel mit schweren bässen und scheppernden drums.
new burial !! featuring three new tracks pressed on high grade 180g vinyl for optimum sound reproduction, and running beyond 30 minutes, the >kindred ep< is an ambitious work that pushes further into the unique musical territory burial occupies.
as you all have probably noticed, here at prspct hq the vinyl releases dont stop. this month we already released the massive prspct family album and prspct xtrm 007 by dither but were not done yet. prspct 021 by limewax & acid diaper will be hitting the streets next week!
two of the most refreshing artists in drum & bass today, villem & mcleod deliver their lp vision on spearhead records. having made waves throughout the scene in recent years with releases on a multitude of labels, their musicality mixed with dance floor flare sets the scene for the debut long player. funky, introspective at times, the album travels across v&m’s sound palette to create a beautifully crafted showcase that cements their status in 2018.
-we wrote the lp over a two year period of dramatic changes for us both, girlfriends, marriages, births, and deaths, it was this that fed back into the album. us trying to navigate our way through life, using that as inspiration to complete a dream we’d always talked about. writing an album is a different challenge than writing singles or an ep, it takes you deeper into how we want our sound to be remembered, more thought of the overall aesthetic, and ultimately more satisfying once we had completed it.- villem & mcleod 2018
drum and bass pioneers flex record release their first vinyl since the chart topping ricky force -real love/ nice & easy. the 2x 12- offered up here is an amalgamation of 2 years work, showcasing the worldwide talent involved in this unique package. black hole is uncompromisingly dark, with new and old flavours seamlessly interlinking, daring the listener to listen deeper and look into what the black hole contains.
breaking into a new century, following last months 100th release on the label, ishan sound collaborates on 2 killer tracks with bristol-based hodge and alex hughes aka muttley.
‘c5’ refers to cold explosives and makes for a perfect title for this stark, cold rhythm. a circling melodic synth line sets a moody context before the floor drops out and an industrial strength sub drives things forward at 130bpm. deep, hard, dark, original. exceptional quality from ishan sound and hodge.
flip for a 140bpm excursion from ishan sound & muttley, melding elements of trap, grime and dubstep meticulously to form an engaging sonic that is both fuel for the dancefloor as well as providing introspective qualities for bass weight meditation. ‘still smoking’ sums it up appropriately.
zweiter und finaler teil der ersten vinylausgabe des beliebten brownswood-samplers von dj-ikone & trendsetter gilles peterson mit elf exclusives und raritäten aus den bereichen nu jazz, soul, broken beats, world und downbeat. eine abwechslungsreiche, aurale exkursion für musikliebhaber, zusammengestellt von einem wahren trainspotter! zu den bisherigen bubblers gehörten flying lotus, mayer hawthorne, ghostpoet und jamie woon.
die doppel-lp erscheint als limitierte 180g pressung mit 19 von 20 ausgespielten tracks, audiophil auf halber geschwindigkeit gemastered, inkl. bonus-download-code mit allen tracks (einmal komplett ausgespielt, einmal als mixset) in wav/mp3-formaten, inkl. 30x30cm kunstdruck, im gatefold mit antistatischen innentaschen.
two big tunes from the vault that go really well together. the a-side is taken from rubik records 023 and the b-side comes from fokuz 077. you can’t go wrong with these two calibre remixes, that’s for sure.
digital releases his second lp within 2 years called -total control-.
,,,,its not a massive collab fest like his 2016 lp ‘synthesis’ although, there’s a few on there with artists nomine, john b, villem and digital’s phantom audio partner, spirit. a strong jungle vibe runs right through this lp. the opening track, ‘motherland’ has crisp breaks, a bassline to die for and a haunting unforgettable vocal. other highlights are seba’s lush remix of digital & response’s, ‘silver lining’. ‘on the rockz’ sounds like a solid piece of 1998 drum and bass, ‘total control’ is superb and certainly one for the hardcore ravers, ‘dreamer’ takes you on a journey you’ve never been before. this is the first of 4 records, pressed on red vinyl.
ingredients records are pleased to finally get the chance to release music by this drum & bass legend. known for his classics alongside st files and as a solo artist, featuring on metalheadz, 31 & his very own soul:r imprint, to finally have his name in the recipe catalogue is something we will hold dear. onto the music itself and its a side >cabal< is a deep techno influenced roller, with crazy sub-lo bass and slick percussion work. meanwhile >mud<, with its excellent arrangement, early 90s feel and distinct intalex vibe is a straight up slice of drum & bass as it is meant to sound. pressed to a limited amount of 400 full release promo copies, be sure to grab it while it is hot.
dj support comes from marcus intalex, dbridge, bailey, loxy, skeptical, dub phizix, flight, friction
rq’s debut lp for blu mar ten music, ‘solid ground’, occupies a darkly dreamlike hinterland, located somewhere between the retro-futurism of photek and alice coltrane’s jazz psychedelia. fragmented, distant beats, rippling modal patterns and restrained astral basslines provide rhythmic and harmonic anchors to a constellation of timbres and textures.
soul food taqueria continued tommy guerrero’s blissful guitar soul but represented a step forward with its polished production and greater complexity of instrumentation. denied the promotion it deserved upon release, it flew under the radar. it is now the most wanted record of guerrero’s wondrous back catalogue. this fresh limited edition has been remastered, cut on to heavyweight double vinyl and is presented in a deluxe gatefold jacket.
2017: the camo & krooked takeover continues to permeate every corner of the electronic music landscape as they take their unique sound to uncharted pastures. two successful singles, one high profile remix of noisia, one essential mix and a non-stop world tour into 2017, the austrian music-producer a-listers now present the most critical releases of their career...
after three long years of the deepest studio craft they’ve ever committed to, camo (reini) & krooked (markus) have delivered their most unifying, high profile vocal track like i do with fellow vienna artist and runaway songwriter sensation james hersey. then, on june 23, they will finally unveil their most startling, detailed and singular body of work yet - mosaik.
their fourth album since emerging in 2007, mosaik is a pivotal document that elevates camo & krooked’s creative credentials, vision and technique to brave new levels. the result of years of studio hibernation, studying vintage analogue instruments, honing their instantly distinctive signature, songwriting skills and, in markus’ case, even finding their own singing voice, mosaik galvanizes the duo’s position as one of the most exciting, unique, innovative and in-demand acts in electronic music.
nc-17s grindhou5e imprint is home to a roster of star names including state of mind, the upbeats, mr. xplicit, smooth, and the man himself. now in its third year, the label is based in ncs home town of toronto, canada, and has become a go-to label for those looking for drum & bass with a difference.
one of the underground drum & bass scene’s most promising young talents unglued, finally releases the most sought after dubplate on the drum & bass circuit, his remix of high contrast’s decade-long anthem ‘if we ever’, on hospital records.
THE MAN FROM MO WAX O.S.T. (LTD BLUE & RED 2X12 LP + MP3)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl D14.09.18
19 tracks from the critically acclaimed feature film on the ground breaking and iconic label mo’ wax. limited edition blue and red double vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
commix completes his generation ep series with part 3, carrying on from where the 2nd instalment left off. again, the ep explores commixs influences from electronic music and beyond, culminating in an extremely polished final part that were excited to release.
existing at the very forefront of electronic music with his intricate production style and experimental sound design, viper recordings’ own insideinfo has continued to leave a lasting impression on the drum & bass music scene since his first viper release back in 2008.
now bringing together a mind-blowing amalgamation of genres, sounds and vocal talent from all ends of the spectrum, insideinfo gears up to release his hotly-anticipated debut album on viper recordings, the self-titled insideinfo lp.
insideinfo is more than just a drum and bass album. left of centre, classy, and set to brush shoulders with some of the most expertly crafted electronic lp’s of recent years, this lp shows us that the talented producer is at the top of his game.
ghori from d-operation drop is a driving soundsystem roller with a low swung beat crushed through 80’s sci-fi algorithms and burnt onto analog tape. on the flip is natty coil, one of the crew’s most requested tracks, a masterful mix of organic bass and robotic shuffled hi hats from these mix scientists. d-operation drop are a crew from italy who gravitated around their love of bass, releasing music on labels such as artikal, lion charge, zam zam and moonshine, gaining support from the likes of j:kenzo, n type, bukez finezt, and dj madd.