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.
ziggy zeitgeist has become a staple of the australian music scene. touring and recording with melbourne nu-soul/ future-jazz collective. ‘30/70’ has enabled zeitgeist to forge new frontiers in improvisation and drum-set application. zeitgeist has stepped up to the role of bandleader in the debut self-titled album zeitgeist freedom energy exchange.
some of sb81s most distinguished work yet makes its way onto his future point ep. with dark soundscapes and tough breaks present throughout. etching the next steps of the wolverhampton based producers metalheadz journey.
brought together by their mutual love for meditative music. onemind were born. the self-titled onemind album project blurs the gap between jungle. dub and electronica. with each production detailed enough that new sounds are discovered on every listen. something that the duo have stated they feel is missing from modern electronic dance music. the music created under this moniker consists of an array of ideas influenced by a melting pot of creative freedom. which onemind are now ready to share in the form of a 8-track album preceded by a 2-track sampler.
the highly-anticipated debut album from blocks & escher is here. since first appearing on metalheadz in 2014 the duo has been hidden away mastering their craft and honing their skills. culminating in a long player entitled something blue. now ready to be unleashed. something blue is an album that ventures into various corners of drum & bass and jungle. never failing to surprise or evoke emotion. its a culmination of blocks & eschers dedication to the music. with the finished article coming in at nothing short of exceptional. we couldnt be happier to release something blue this march.
brought together by their mutual love for meditative music. onemind were born. the self-titled onemind album project blurs the gap between jungle. dub and electronica. with each production detailed enough that new sounds are discovered on every listen. something that the duo have stated they feel is missing from modern electronic dance music. the music created under this moniker consists of an array of ideas influenced by a melting pot of creative freedom. which onemind are now ready to share in the form of a 17-track album preceded by a 2-track sampler.
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.
delivering some fresh flavours from the west coast. we welcome seattle’s finest quadrant & iris back to dispatch. with the “calculated risk ep”. showcasing some exceptional us talents. additional production comes from seattle neighbours dstruct and kid hops. plus a debut from san francisco’s own jamal. the “calculated risk ep” is meticulously constructed but shrewdly balanced. as quadrant & iris bring hard hitting technicality. crafted with composed progression. dauntless & ant tc1 also join forces on opposite sides of the globe for the superb remix of “microsleep”. naturally closing an ep which demonstrates the shared passion and direction amongst quadrant. iris. their closest friends and dispatch today.
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.
nichts passt besser zu dieser aussage auf diese wundervoll zusammengestellte und verzaubernde musikselektion. die. wie auch jeder agnes obel-song. ruhe und frieden ausstrahlt. es ist die entschleunigte antithese zur rush hour. wie ein zugefrorener see an einem sonntagmorgen. agnes obel verbindet songs der enigmatischen jamaikanerin nora dean (eine duke reid produktion) mit dem kargen. bitterbösen -party girl- von michelle gurevich. das den gleichnamigen französischen film inspirierte. wehmütige stimmen von the bulgarian folklore choir. nina simone. ray davies und agnes selbst treffen auf mehr oder weniger elektronische tracks von yello. can und der griechischen kultkomponistin lena platonos. garniert wird die kollektion mit neuem agnes obel-material wie den dänischen song -glemmer du-. die vertonung von inger christensens -poem for death-. sowie den song -bee dance-. die doppel-lp erscheint als limitierte 180g pressung mit allen 19 ausgespielten tracks. audiophil auf halber geschwindigkeit gemastered. inkl. bonus-download-code mit allen tracks (einmal komplett ausgespielt. einmal als mixset) in wav/mp3-formaten. im gatefold mit antistatischen innentaschen plus kunstdruck in 12- größe.
one of drum & bass shining lights and a huge personal favourite of ours at dispatch. we are proud to welcome spirit to the label with the fourth cycle ep. few can match spirit’s quality and consistency and this ep is no exception. the perfect balance between soul and grit. iridescently delivered with tantilising progression. effortlessly fusing techno. trance and electro influences. with deep. driving bass. spirit reflects drum & bass in its purest form. his music holding sublime longevity. instantly transporting us back into any number of nostalgic periods from this scene. spirit presents his superb debut dispatch 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.
the 10th release on mauoq music is a remix project of the most successful release on the label so far. the fabricate ep (mqm005). it features the musical talents of four different artists who all represent in their own way what mauoq music is all about.
2018 repress incoming!
dispatch recordings is proud to count the manchester legend among its ranks from now on. you cant have missed one of the numerous top notch sounds he’s been providing throughout his long career. he is now gathering a forward thinking and historically self conscious music that we could easily define as pretty unique in its genre. the soul:r boss offers us this time a really valuable glimpse of what d&b should be nowadays: inventive. energetic and technically perfect. when all these elements meet the great sense of groove of the big soul master. you have a result you can genuinely be happy with. so are we.
dj support from: ant tc1. rob da bank. calibre. artificial intelligence. doc scott. fabio. marky. dbridge. rockwell. octane & dlr. need for mirrors. dabs. lenzman. survival. youngsta. skeptical. to name a few.
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.
fires of quidel is the culmination of son swaggas first year as a band. a year spent refining their music. building connections as bandmembers and friends. and finally recording at greenfield studios with analog gear to bring their sound to life. with this album son swagga present themselves to the world and showcase the passion they bring to music as well as the individual talents of the bandmembers.
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.
three years since profane’s seminal album v.illan mills was recorded for inperspective and it’s long overdue that he returns to the label. this canadian native’s unique style that somehow fuses the hip hop sensibilities of j.dilla. the jazz/funk ideologies of danny breaks and the experimental truth of squarepusher has been a breath of fresh air in recent years on the underground d&b scene and these two new cuts from him are no exception. the experimentally epic breakbeat off tempo monstrosity of drughmada is a heady. giddy tapestry of beats and breaks with a sleazy sample and panic led overtones. west newton views is a darker more minimal affair. a clunky. dubstep vibe which maintains moody intensity throughout. tense and suspenseful. the other side sees the triumphant return of rome’s lynch kingsley. this young. precocious talent has been a good friend to the label for a number of years and after making waves with his debut eden ep it was only a matter of time before his return. we are pleased to present void . a dark journey through the breakbeat. sci-fi escapism of early 90 s d&b which in time develops into a deep. break laden workout with gorgeous synths and fantasy atmospheres. a joy to behold.
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.
the acutely talented russian returns - leading a new generation of ultra-gifted producers. black barrel presents the “labyrinth ep” on our main label in april. from the opener “seeing explosives” with gusto. the classic tech funk inspirations are clear to see and black barrel guides complex arrangements with addictive grooves. bringing a refreshing. energized vibe to intricate. technical production. black barrel intensifies his portfolio on the “labyrinth ep”. with sadistic delivery and playful charm.
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 .)
steve reich’s new album “pulse / quartet”. released on cd and digitally in february. is now available on vinyl as well (with download code included). pulse is performed by international contemporary ensemble (ice). and quartet by colin currie group.
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.
over the past few years orchestral instrumental music from outside the classical establishment has become huge. and neil leiter and margaret hermant of the belgian echo collective have witnessed the evolution and extraordinary rise of this movement right up close. they ve worked with some of the most important players. including stars of the lid. dustin o’halloran and adam wiltze’s a winged victory for the sullen and o’halloran’s solo projects. as well as jóhann jóhannsson. and though the echo collective members themselves very much do come from within the classical music establishment. they don t care which side of the fence they are seen to be on.
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.
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.
tricky returns with his 13th album. ununiform. out in september on his own label false idols via !k7 music. itãs a delicate. storming. intricate album that sees tricky take perhaps his most radical step yet ¹ a journey into happiness and contentment. itãs a record that shows the legendary british producer confront his legacy. history. family ¹ even death itself. and in all of this. he finds the strangest. least familiar thing ¹ peace.
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16 classic tracks that include guest appearances by david byrne. perry farrell and the flaming lips. a kaleidoscopic swirl of psychedelia. dub. indian. rock. brazilian. easy-listening and other worldly influences.
vision songs vol. 1 (1984) is the laraaji album like no other. located at the intersection of new age and gospel. it is both his outlier and magnum opus. the feel-good diy tape of the century. discovered busking in washington square park by brian eno in the late 70s. engagement with the eternal flow has led laraaji to. seemingly by magic. emerge as the most beloved avatar of the unstoppable new age music revival of recent years. now vision songs rewrites laraaji’s musical history. unlike the many instrumental. free form albums upon which his reputation was built. this is an album of songs. with lyrics. verses. choruses. vision songs is literally a revelation -- of a master songwriter whose unbelievably catchy best compositions such as “we shall be lifted”. “all of a sudden”. and “is this clear?” belong in any great american songbook. casio synth jams recorded at spiritual retreat guest rooms and a tiny bedroom on the upper west side. lysergicallyspectacular anthems for a continually arriving new moment. “channeled.” as laraaji states in the album’s eloquent liner notes. “from the sky.” previously available in an edition of 100 cassettes sold at yoga retreats and on the streets of new york city. vision songs is humbly offered on vinyl. cd. and streaming for the very first time. this is where this is going on. this is where this is taking place. this is how this is going on. is this very clear?
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.
garden city movement bestehend aus roy avital. yoav saar und johnny sharoni haben eine reihe von sounds aufgenommen. die alle spiegel ihrer diversen kulturellen welten darstellen. ausgehend von art-pop über experimental house bis hin zu sich abwechselnden angeordneten vibes. seit ihrer gründung 2013 hat das trio zwei eps sowie eine 12inch (in kollaboration mit the vinyl factory) heraus gebracht. mit move on 2014 den mtv best music video award in israel gewonnen (zudem als best music video beim l.a. film festival nominiert) sowie diverse chart-hits in ihrem heimatland landen können. dazu gesellen sich viele touren weltweit. u.a. mit bonobo. caribou und alt-j. ihr video zu shes so untouchable- wurde im september 2017 beim raindance film festival in london gezeigt. die 18(!) tracks auf apollonia schlagen einen düsteren lyrischen ton an. manch süß-saurer ton trägt die bittere botschaft eines sich schleichend abzeichnenden endes einer beziehung und die darauf folgende depression. einsamkeit sowie missbrauch. diese melancholische fusion kennzeichnet das sehr emotionale album als moderne soul musik und erdet es in der realen welt.
les adventures de president bongo is a unique work that will reveal itself over the next seven years. give or take. in the form of 24 lp s. what is a groove? it is something that goes on and on. not changing much seemingly. like the growth rings exposed when you cut and fell a tree. it is no coincidence that tree rings resemble the spiral track of a record: they re both grooves of a sort.
a groove is a routine. a life lived. it may not always seem like much – a cup of bitter coffee. another day spent under the flickering fluorescent lights of an office. an overly long queue at the check-out of a suffocating supermarket. but it is also the scent of slightly burnt meat and birch by a gently flowing stream under a pink sunset. a silver fog clearing without notice to expose a starry sky and its familiar twinkling constellations. an impenetrable smile on a crowded morning train. it is the pattern exposed on the tree stump. a proper groove has ups and downs. it has drama. a good groove is a good story. a transmission into the future.
privately pressed to lp in 1978 under the name j. jasmine and made especially for the ann arbor film festival. with artistic collaboration from the festival’s founder and once group artist. george manupelli. my new music is the debut album by jacqueline humbert and david rosenboom. featuring a cast of mills college personalities like david behrman and sam ashley on backup vocal duties. this song cycle is at every turn boundary-pushing and gender-busting. yet still hilarious. sweet. and genuine. all delivered in a post-genre. art-song. cabaret musical style that happens to boast some serious avant-garde chops. courtesy of rosenboom. if it weren’t so spot on. you’d swear it was a guilty pleasure. as j. jasmine writes. my new music is a collection of personal stories and private desires. exposed. articulated. performed and dedicated to the hope that one person’s fantasies can contribute to another person’s freedom. get lost in j. jasmine’s world for a little long while. and be free.
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.
hybris is an american born. czech based electronic musician whos been lighting up the scene with his energetic productions since 2010. appearing on metalheadz for the first and only time just a year later.
phase steps up for his first solo metalheadz release after previously appearing on the label alongside villem for ‘the traveller ep in 2016. the young belgian shows off his skills across 4 tracks (one of them a collaboration with zero t) on the ‘stakes ep. displaying a mature and accomplished sound that not only fits in but also stands out in the metalheadz catalogue.
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 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.
lp maxime daoud. a much sought after musician accompanying forever pavot and his brother adrien soleiman. has released under the alias ojard a first album of soft and delicate instrumental vignettes. if euphonie calls for cinematographic comparisons (vladimir cosma. basil kirchin). the minimalism of the arrangements. the simplicity of the melodies conjure up to erik saties furniture music and brian enos thinking music.
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.
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.
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.
every tune of the 12- is deeply inspired by the origins of the mid 90s melodic jungle & d n b movement. namely by the greats of that era: peshay. source direct. ltj bukem and photek. ray & karl have worked together on a number of projects over the last year. the most recent one being a split 12- on the other planet of lyon. while ray has been connected to the lo-fi house scene and acts like baltra. dj boring and dj seinfeld. karl has been more low-key. producing music that s relaxed and organic. mainly inspired by naature and the musical movement around frits wentink and max graef. for this release they worked closely together. decided to stray off their usual paths and combined their different styles to form a well-rounded record.
artificial intelligence s second studio album. and first for metalheadz. was released just over 2 years ago. and we re now proud to present the remix package curated by the guys themselves. the ep features remixes from phil:osophy (phil tangent & philth). scar and zero t. with some of the best timeline cuts given a new leash of life for 2018.
dead man s chest aka alex eveson makes his debut appearance on myor massiv sublabel diamond life alongside head honcho coco bryce. dancehalls seem to be the common denominator on this 12”. and where mr eveson prefers to drop a tab of acid. coco opts for a helping of mandy to work his way through the night. both sides find the respective producers operating at the 160 bpm mark. wading through a hazy mist of sounds reminiscent of clandestine warehouse raves. but whereas dmc utilizes a fairly straightforward. 93 style hardcore drum loop in combination with acidic undertones and atmospherics which clearly reveal his love for the “golden era” of mo wax trip hop. señor bryce s jam is a far more hectic sounding affair. layering a chopped and re-edited apache on top of an already-frantic. percussion- laden break beat. adding even more to the rushy feeling induced by the nervous pads and rave stabs. quality. yet slightly off-kilter hardcore junglist exercises.
new zealand s most prolific j-tek enthusiast dan silk aka worldwide epidemic returns to the myor camp. this time for a solo release on the diamond life sublabel. on “aroha” he finds himself exploring territory slightly removed from his usual 4x4 jungle techno habitat. extended pads. techy synth stabs. sugar coated diva vocals and spot of amen choppage courtesy of label boss coco bryce make for a top notch 7 minute atmospheric d&b junglist excursion. “enterprise” offers everything one might have come to expect from mr. silk: his signature offbeat break programming layered with a 4x4 kick drum. instantly recognizable synth melodies and a healthy dose of pads. hardcore in its most gentle form.
just like his secrets ep of last year. this latest instalment in detbois catalogue. entitled ‘ice cold. merges elements of drum and bass. jungle. bass music. techno and more in exquisite fashion. quite simply like nobody else has done before. the 3 track ep consists of pure breakbeat pleasure. with ‘blood drops leading the charge. a classy piece that elegantly rolls and seamlessly interchanges through various phases. its without doubt some of detbois most distinguished work yet. and were delighted that its opening the metalheadz account for 2018.
repertoire head north for their first 12- of the year courtesy of rising manchester murker artilect. -something else- is a spacious rolling piece laden with a strong late night desert atmosphere complete with snare-shaking rattlesnakes. homemade weapons is the perfect remixer of choice as he digs his claws into the space and completely switches up the drums to a combo of rolling hangdrum and thunderclap splashes of breaks in all the right sweet spots. finally we get -lost- amongst some superb razor sharp steps. haunted paranoid textures and classic rave-referencing humanised hits. absolutely authentic.
in der morgenröte des neuen millenniums entwickelte songwriter. produzent und multi-instrumentalist klayton celldweller. eine bahnbrechende auditive einheit für das nächste zeitalter. vor originalität sprühend verknüpfte celldweller electronic stile mit rock auf diesem selbstbetitelten debüt. das independent im jahr 2003 erschien und jetzt zum ersten mal auf vinyl erhältlich ist.
american musician aaron spectre turns up the volume with four tracks of jungle punk rock intensity. continuing his mission of uniting cultures at their roots. here we have four tunes of guitar. relentless amens. deep bass. and soulful soundclash vocals. ready to rumble your space of choice. also on the menu is a collaboration with fellow ragga junglist feyder. rounding out a brilliant ep which inspires and shakes foundations.
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 !
this record won the 1964 french prize grand prix du disque. this is an absolutely amazing recording. done in one non stop only time in simone signorets own parisian flat. simone signoret. cult french actor. reads la voix humaine by jean cocteau. according to jacques canetti himself. this performance was one of the very best and most intense he ever recorded. even if you dont understand french. you will feel simone signorets incredible poignancy.
we need to talk. talk about the degree of none-readiness that is present in you. did you know that current value is actually a concept project which reflects on the current value of production standards? probably not. anyway. we proudly present to you current value’s album deadly toys on invisible.
did we mention you are not ready?
pressed on 2 x 12- coloured vinyl. gatefold sleeve & shrinkwrapped.
comes with a download card for the full album in 320 kbps mp3.
artwork by kuldar
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...
martin kohlstedt wollte erst erfinder werden. dann astronaut. später physiker. entwickelte interaktive märchen. science-fiction hörbücher und pflanzenroboter. nun ist er musiker und hat ein solo piano album aufgenommen. tag ist ein rückzugsort. ist sehnsucht. ist ein vorausmusizieren des nächsten schrittes. ist filmhaftes schaupspiel und drang nach definition und erklärung. nach unterricht in interaktivem klavier. filmmusiken. verbindungen in projekte des erfurter zughafens und expeditionen in elektronische musik mit dem kollektiv marbert rocel ist tag die erste solo veröffentlichung von martin kohlstedt. ein intimer einblick in die nächte. das verarbeiten des musikers. reduziert auf klavier entstehen hinerzählte landschaften und skizzenhaft gemalte kompositionen. der extrem minimale ansatz. die schönheit in den detailverliebt arrangierten figuren. die karge mathematische ausformung einzelner sequencen werden zum sog. tag ist zeitraffer und super slow motion zu gleichen teilen.
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!