bbk is back! breakbeat kaos returns to the forefront of the bass music scene in 2018 celebrating 15 years since its inception. founded by dj fresh and adam f the bbk brand has been synonymous with some of the biggest talents homing over the years the likes of pendulum. nero. brookes brothers. chase & status. sigma and of course fresh himself.
CIVILISATION / NEVER WANNA STOP ( GREEN COLOURED VINYL)
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bbk is back! breakbeat kaos returns to the forefront of the bass music scene in 2018 celebrating 15 years since its inception. founded by dj fresh and adam f the bbk brand has been synonymous with some of the biggest talents homing over the years the likes of pendulum. nero. brookes brothers. chase & status. sigma and of course fresh himself
there is something to be majestic about stalwarts of a certain flock coming together to be creative. the harder side of drum & bass didn’t have its own power formation until today. it’s as of this day that czech producer forbidden society. formed an alliance with two of his most respected peers to create 3rdknd. donny. katharsys and fs all have a strong lean to rhythmic textures. tough drum cuts and experimental fx works. just in time for the european festival season. the thunderous first effort has arrived. and it’s going to turn some heads.
after a ten year long career releasing music with many different labels icicle has taken the logical next step and started his own imprint. entitled entropy music. the name derived from his second album ‘entropy’ still aims to inspire the concept that music behaves as all things do in nature and degrades. falls apart and becomes more chaotic with time. in an effort to confront this. entropy music strives to bring controlled. rolling. technically detailed music. without ever overstepping that line when the process becomes inhuman and cold. on this second release on entropy music icicle teams up with kindred spirit and cousin proxima to deliver a four track collaborative ep. the opening track which also welcomes ben verse to the label. is rolling tech funk pur sang. the weighty and detailed yet simple breathing groove make it a track true to the entropy ethos and ben complements this with his trademark lyrics reminiscent of renegade hardware shows past. on the a2. icicle brings a near wooden stepper with a viscous turbulent low-end. a firm wink to the past. with dust me off. icicle’s track is expertly offset by proxima’s solo offering retrace a peak into futurism boasting an evolved playful groove which takes on board equal measures of jump up and 90’s tech. the ep is rounded up by the title track deep dreaming. where icicle and proxima collaborate once more to bring a slight curve-ball. pianos ring in an eerie musical intro to a dark but sultry track where the energy is second to the atmosphere.
the boundary-pushing colombian group returns to soundway records with another unique album: dreamy psych-folk. blending traditional latin rock with tropicalia. and lush string and choral arrangements. meridian brothers’ sound is a huge palette of influences and inspirations. drawing from traditional latin rock (including colombian. argentinian and mexican) as well as brazilian tropicalia. for this album alvarez incorporates string instruments - in particular the cello. both bowed and plucked - a timbre rarely used in his previous works.
‘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.’
the canadian duo of gremlinz & jesta present their debut ep for metalheadz. a 4-tracker full of energy. emotion. progression and creativity. all corners are covered with the ethereal atmospherics provided by ‘nessus. the weighty and assertive sounds of ‘departed. the delicate and graceful nature of ‘the drift (which also features rumbleton). and the title track closing the ep administering a dose of funk to the release.
- 2 x 140g 12” vinyl - black gatefold sleeve - gold foil text - download card for wav files - original artwork by megan dixon / ora project innovative future beats duo ivy lab are set to release ‘death don t always taste good’. their debut album proper. through their own 20/20 ldn label.
farväl falkenberg is an album by erik enocksson and a soundtrack to the movie of the same name. it is 10 years old this year and in celebration of that posh isolation is rereleasing it in a remastered version with new artwork. giving it its first widespread lp release to date.
foreign concept returns to the frontline with the “gozen ep”. spread across five tracks fc weighs in with a tough selection including a huge collaboration with man of the moment monty. the vinyl release comes in a full artwork sleeve with download code included.
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?
drum & bass’s number one italian stallion maztek on prspct with a huge 2 track vinyl! when it comes to badass quality drum & bass maztek is for sure italy’s flag ship artist who puts that spaghetti western pizza munching ex roman empire on the map. two banging tracks delivering his hardest most brutal work to date. this records has no b side. all killer no filler and aa all the way! all hail maztek!
regulars at the spearhead presents clubs nights. macca & loz contreras step up for their debut ep on spearhead records. this is classic liquid drum & bass at its finest. support from all the usual suspects...
‘black lotus’ follows walton’s inclusion on tectonic’s landmark 100th release – riko dan’s ‘hard food’ ep. plus the ‘praying mantis’/ ‘koto riddim’ 12” (also on tectonic) and the ‘taiko’ ep on kaizen – the latter two of which hinted at the album’s sound. but didn’t fully prepare us for the brilliance to come. abstract electronics. grime. dubstep and new styles that don’t even have a name yet coalesce perfectly on this classic in the making. it finds walton at peak power. reaching just as far (if not more so) than anything on the pan. different circles. boxed or tectonic catalogues for pure futurism and new-terrain-traversing brilliance.
we are proud to announce the latest addition to the moonshine recordings artist roster - halcyonic & g roots - two young talented producers out of bristol. uk. their debut moonshine release entitled “future” with vocal support from junior dread and additional remix by violinbwoy will be released on the 6th of july on 180 gram vinyl.
support from dj s – hype. goldie. randall. calyx & teebee. marky and many others. *** symmetry is excited to present the first debut e.p. from vocalist and producer kyo. writing and creating the songs in her studio. kyo then developed the ideas of the e.p. further by teaming up with some of her favourite producers. break. total science. mikal and onemind. “who decides” is reminiscent of past break and kyo colab s such as “gave too much”. a soulful. punchy. uplifting and techy roller. weaved around a backdrop of floaty vocals and elevating pads. “murder tonight” with it s jungle backbone was the perfect choice for collaboration with total science. rare groove flavours and weighty bass. melded with cutting vocals and steppy old skool breaks. murder tonight has all the elements of a modern day jungle classic. “where i stand” brings jazzy liquid vibes to the e.p. leading mikal down a recently untrodden path of musical dnb was a fruitful excursion. this journey into a bittersweet and rhythmic production has created a deep and brooding song. “play to lose” is one for the headzy listener. with it s long atmospheric intro. abruptly cutting into a heavy and deep groove. morphed and echoed vocals combined with unsettling stabs. cinematic effects and trademark onemind engineering techniques. takes you on a voyage from beginning to end. released on a full artwork 12” vinyl.
* wislov might be a new signee to knitebreed. but he has been releasing material for years. and the spanish (not russian) maestro is already known around the world for his awesome breakbeat creations. it was only a matter of time before a label snapped him up. and he is a producer easily capable of dropping huge tunes in both dark and lighter stsyles. this ep showcases his talent. with four tracks specifically designed to compliment the knitebreed sound while carving his own niche into the label
the 2017 remix and rebuild of one of drum and bass biggest dance floor anthems ever. babylon. dj future has delivered an absolute tearing remake of this all time legendary track and brought the original classic into the 21st century. with andy c. randall. uncle duggs. ray keith and many more playing it across the world at many of the major festivals the demand has never been stronger for the juice to start flowing again. for the original heads that loved the original you are in for a treat as bladreunner has pieced the original masterpiece together and rebuilt it piece by piece and it sounds stunning. an absolutely essential piece of drum and bass history revisited.
to celebrate the 10th vinyl release on lossless music. soul intent delivers 4 cuts on dark and moody drum and bass as only he can. the title track “the tide” sees soul intent collaborate with label regular and dark vibe master paragon. “cypher” hails the first production outing from ben repertoire (from the repertoire label) who happens to also be lossless graphic designer and fellow lover of co-op pickle pork pies. also on the b-side is a solo effort from soul intent called “lose yourself” which demonstrates yet more of his love of that classic headz sound. turning heads whenever it’s played. pressing on solid blue. black. and clear mixed vinyl.
limited translucent blue coloured and black & white splattered vinyl.
a veteran producer from manchester formerly releasing music as deeperheightz. dylan blythin - now known as artilect. has developed a formidable style that combines classic drum and bass genre elements with propulsive. distinctive production touches. dylan made his artilect debut for samurai music with ‘ashen’ on our decade compilation. he now follows through with blurring the line. his first full release with the label. this ep serves as an audio cv for his current sonic repertoire. every track combines impeccable form with function and has seen these tunes featured in the sets of loxy. homemade weapons. clarity. presha. shiken hanzo. and the rupture radio sets with mantra and double o.
next up on the ever-eclectic xvi records. a shadowy figure steps into the spotlight: enter the mysterious captain over. whose dark yet soulful bruk-infused tracks soundtrack the next stage of their voyage towards the sun. for his debut outing. captain over calls on the abstract vocal stylings of the legendary trim (roll deep. 1800 dinosaur) on opening track sick. showcasing why hes one of the most iconic and forward-thinking mcs to grace the mic. trims dulcet tones twist through a jungle of shuffled beats and subterranean sub-bass. an eerie child-like melody drifting overhead. clack clack and no one ever really flies inhabit a more dancefloor friendly space. their unique syncopation. fierce instrumentation and relentless energy open up the dancefloor for some real get loose moments. on the remix. they hand the controls over to xvi homestay books (following on from the success of his previous feel it in my bones and high praise edits vol 1 releases which won praise from the likes of the black madonna. moodymann. gilles peterson and seven davis jr) books expertly crafts a cosmic footwork jam. full of his trademark soulful chords and eerie midnight saxophone licks. as he prepares to launch his forthcoming ep no-one every really flies into the cosmos captain over is beginning to cement his place as one to watch in the uk underground a sequel ep featuring grime upstart nico lindsay is scheduled for release later in the year. with several more collaborative works in progress.
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.
joe powers is from edinburgh. far outside the network of the grime capital of london. his caffeinated productions as proc fiskal are faster than usual. with many clocking in at 160bpm. ‘the highland mob’. his 2017 debut ep. opened up his music to open-eared footwork and drum’n’bass fans as well as the grime crowd. after following that up with a jungle-inflected ep on cosmic bridge. ‘insula’ switches the feel and intention towards a personal. and melodic music with one foot in grime. infused with often comic. often wistful recorded moments from his environment. he says ‘i wanted to be aware of where the music is coming from. referencing things i’m presently experiencing. like making grime. my radar radio show. phone addiction. alcohol. my surroundings. girls. depression. positivity. being unemployed. being employed and hating it. my friends etc. trying to be true to myself instead of relying on other peoples’ nostalgia. and focusing on now.’ the record is a huge leap in vision. with delicate. pointillist melodies and intricate edits reminiscent of grime producers such as terror danjah. it also resonates with japanese video game music like that recently explored on the ‘diggin in the carts’ compilation. ‘i think i probably make tunes to get out emotions i don’t express in day-to-day life. i used clips of my friends talking. drunk folk. and general scottish life to preserve and represent what my experience is like right now. like a time capsule. social media notification sounds are designed to release serotonin. which is what i’d like my music to do. to make me. and other people happy. and in using these manipulative noises in a positive way. i like to think i’m taking back the power of the manipulation.’ proc fiskal is adventurous and thoughtful as a producer. and at the young age of 21. his debut album is very advanced in its ideas and execution
release number 045 sees the much anticipated return of the latest superduo ‘phil:osophy’ (comprising of philth + phil tangent). their recent debut. ‘heavy hearts ep’ made an instant impact on the scene. receiving support from all corners and gaining not only mixmag single of the month but also big ukf + radio 1 features. following on from their immense remix of label head honcho’s ‘justify’ featuring terri walker on metalheadz. we are excited to present another incredible output. introducing the “searching for meaning ep”.
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.
cosmic bridge’s dedication to expanding the lexicon of uk dance continues. please welcome vromm and his hugely exciting & versatile take on d&b. for the new dawn includes: the title track om unit certified “last tune- and future anthem -for the new dawn feat. agama- - and -stargazing- - an epic 9-minute organic/electronic collaboration between vromm & omunit taking ideas from jazz. ambient and fusion to expand dancefloors and shake dancers alive.
rene lavice’s journey continues with his third lp on formative drum & bass imprint ram records. a label whose history spans across two decades. after being exclusively signed. following his pivotal ‘headlock’ release. the canadian stalwart has remained a centrepiece of ram’s roster and his back catalogue is nothing short of groundbreaking. the same consistency has been administered to his forthcoming ‘far from perfect’ package. whilst building on the foundations of both ‘insidious’ and ‘play with fire’ to present another look into his versatile capabilities. as well as a plethora of taste-making singles and the announcement of his bbc radio 1 residency last year. rene’s career has flourished. alongside the creativity which streams through each one of his records.
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.
may 2018 will see the release of bad company uk’s first new album in sixteen years. the release of their forthcoming ice station zero lp will add to an already genre-shaping discography. and be their first album on the iconic ram records imprint. dbridge. fresh. maldini and vegas are back with a vengeance . it features a selection of tracks which both reflect the outfit’s roots yet also signify how they continue to set standards. featuring collaborations with legendary mc $pyda. singer/songwriter dan lancaster. mat zo & kill the noise. fatman scoop and more. after testing their brand new creations across the globe. anticipation is only set to grow around the album’s release. pressing on transparent double vinyl. housed in a gatefold sleeve.
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.
* following the success of his eveyday emotions ep. nymfo returns to spearhead records with the sequel. * title track crystal clear is packed full of emotion and sets the tone perfectly for the rest of the ep. * underwater life demonstrated the deeper side of nymfo’s production and is defo one for the beard strokers. * keeping things balanced. time zone and in transit are the ‘solid rollers’ of the pack and the ones for the dj’s. * support from rene la vice. dj marky. high contrast. bcee and a whole load more...
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.
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….
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.
sam vicary a.k.a hunrosa (meaning “to dream”) is an electronic music producer capturing the wild organic senses of his childhood and anchoring it with a darker 2am undercurrent. based in manchester. he is principally a bassist and currently a member of the cinematic orchestra. paper tiger and the dominic j marshall trio. as well as performing with manu delago. imogen heap. matthew halsall. anil sebastian and stuart macallum. his latest offering “ransome” is a heavily rhythmic journey. full of textured hand percussion and soaring strings. accompanied by the beautifully melodic vocals of alice higgins drifting overhead. the clap clap remix sees the black acre mainstay exploring expansive territories. polyrhythmic hand percussion and textured electronica perfectly intertwine. drenched in dub ambience. heightened by scattered arpeggios and swirling synths. the music is inspired by a coastal upbringing. represented in the music via field recordings. as well as being aided by visual stimulus throughout the writing process.
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.
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.
the highly anticipated debut album from london based duo amoss is finally here. we are pleased to introduce “everything is temporary”. backing an impressive run of dispatch eps and singles. “everything is temporary” is the culmination of amoss so far. written alongside heavy touring. through years of scrutinous. hard graft in the studio. the album is a snapshot into their progression. pressurising themselves with the concept of what an album should entail. it was codebreaker’s monologue “everything is temporary” that changed their view on the project. inspiring them to stick true to themselves and deliver raw. unfiltered material that would be an honest reflection of amoss over the years and today.
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.
180gr pressing . the now legendary abbey road version of “the isness” was the originally conceived version before last minute wholesale changes resulted in new tracks. different mixes and/or edits appearing in a wholly different order for the commercial release of “the isness” in 2002. the abbey road version had been initially promo’d to ecstatic reviews. receiving an unprecedented 6/5 stars from mixmag “it’s like a beam of white light from heaven”.
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.
“yuxtaposición” is a recently unearthed treasure recorded by a tight italian trio in miami during the early seventies. until now. this music has only been heard in office backgrounds. tv commercials and movie soundtracks. but the perseverance of an admirer brought about its first-ever release on the italian schema label. imagine hearing a 1972-era cal tjader quartet without cal tjader and you get an idea of what to expect. it’s slightly latin. lightly funky and truly enjoyable. “yuxtaposición” offers enough to interest a jazz listener. but the sounds heard in these 35 minutes are really better appreciated as mood music. lead man. cabildo. composer of all ten tunes here. has a knack for writing jazzy little hooks that launch his tasty. well-crafted keyboard solos. often alternating fender rhodes and piano within the same song. his playing maintains a hypnotic command that recalls bob james’ cti style. electric bassist bobby fares and percussionist max ronnie make subtle. supportive contributions that serve only to enhance cabildo’s sound. there’s a funny thing about yuxtaposición too. it’s kind of like developing an addiction. you may not pay much attention to it at first. but before you know it. you’re hooked. you need to hear it to be satisfied. a very nice surprise.
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.
logistics. one of hospital records’ most prolific artists. is back with his seventh studio album ‘hologram’. inspired by his travels to hong-kong and new zealand. this universally admired drum & bass figure presents a vibrant 16-track collection soaked in his signature groove. soul and liquid-funk stylings.