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.
- 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.
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)
coloured 12" Vinyl D07.08.18
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
dead man’s chest proudly presents blunted breaks vol.1. a compilation lp drawing from some of the freshest talent in the contemporary jungle movement. the 4 track 12” sampler comes on solid pink vinyl.
hold tight for blunted breaks vol.1. dropping september 2018 on 3xlp. cassette & digital with cuts from dead man’s chest. tim reaper & drumlinezz. coco bryce. threshold. response & pliskin. earl grey. thugwidow. cavanaut. theory. sonic and king kutlass.
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.
don mike paradinas. one of the most influential and respected artist of our time unleashing archives from the golden era. previously unreleased stuff selected by af and mike... so there s no need to say what you have to do. must.
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.
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.
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!
always seen with a smile on his face. inja the poet. lyricist. storyteller and unparalleled master of ceremonies presents his debut album on hospital records. his first drum & bass focussed long-player ‘blank pages’ flexes his lyrical style with heartfelt sentiment. roughneck flows and quick-fire wordsmith wizardry. all partnered with heavyweight productions from pete cannon. nu:tone. logistics. serum. whiney and anile. the double vinyl release includes a cd-copy of the album.
pendulum ist eine australisch-britische band. die pumpende drum & bass und electro-beats mit treibenden rock-elementen verbindet. ihr hit-album »immersion« von 2010 chartete auf # 1 in uk und markierte den weltweiten durchbruch für die band. neben dj-sets und keyboards benutzen pendulum auch traditionelle instrumente einer rockband. wie schlagzeug. e-gitarre und e-bass. mit »the reworks« liegt nun das neue album von pendulum vor. welches dance-remixe ihrer bekanntesten tracks beinhaltet. mit dabei mixe von skrillex. moby. devin townsend. noisia u.v.a.
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...
* 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.
* after nearly 10 years. kfa returns to vinyl. as a label. kfa was widely loved for its ability to shift styles and genres. always hitting slightly off center. to produce such off kileter classics as the original “truffle shuffle”. a jungle anthem that gets a much deserved remix on this ep. new signee scartat brings the pain with monstrously heavy beats in “role model”. which kf digital man of the moment bucksta keeps it slightly mellower with “killer sound”. leaving luna-c & mr arthur to bring the dancehall vibes with “judgement”.
the two label runners combine forces for the deeply old skool ep. saiyan and luna-c bring the simple joy of the old rave sound to their ep. with two tracks cut in the style of the early breakbeat scene of 1992. and one track that stems from a little later. when things got more 4x4 and slightly tougher. all the tracks on the ep are made with a majority of hardware rather than the standard software of today. and the result is a warm. analogue. and absolutely true to its era ep of rolling breaks. deep basslines and uplifting vibes!
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.
* 2017 year marks ten years of integral records and looking back upon the label’s incredible back catalogue. what a decade it has been for drum & bass music that we hold so close. * initially set up as a passion project and a platform for showcasing future talent. the label has been consistently releasing cutting edge drum and bass since 2007. the ethos of the label has always been about quality control and finding those special vibes that no question capture heart and soul. honing their unique musical language. selections are carefully handpicked by head honchos artificial intelligence and more recently in collaboration with label manager emma g that fit with the forward thinking. original spirit we know as integral.
united through friendship. music and a love of wine. jubei and marcus intalex made these tracks over the course of two meetings in manchester. they found that their ideas nearly always complimented each other resulting in music that reflected both of their personalities. ensuring that marcus’ talent. creativity and humour lives on.
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.
7th storey projects are delighted to announce their latest classic re-issue. jungle buddha - seven chambers ep.
several years in the making. this limited edition 2 x 12” release features 7 tracks made back in 1993 by jungle buddha. including all four from the insanely rare and sought-after jungle buddha ep. originally released on poetic justice in 1993.
it also contains “the chamber”. which has never been released on vinyl before. as well as one previously unreleased track rescued from the original dats. and rounded off with the techno-stomper “purple gnome”.
the tracks have been remastered from the original dats. with restoration by simpatico mastering and mastered and cut by beau at ten eight seven. and pressed at optimal:media gmbh in germany.
the scar journey continues with the born again ep. a 3-tracker synonymous with the duos much-loved sound. following up their recent remix for artificial intelligence in impeccable fashion. this is scars fifth ep for metalheadz. not to mention their 2016 long-player. all of which have solidified their position in the label family
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.
philippe cohen solal (of gotan project) celebrates the 50th anniversary of summer of love. covering one of its anthems “aquarius / let the sunshine in” of hair the musical which premiered on stage in october 1967. a complex but soothing modern reggae moombathon riddim carried by the ethereal harmonies of legendary jamaican reggae singer horace andy (massive attack. skylarking. ain’t no sunshine...) with a delivering coda sung by an empowering choir.
¡ya basta! records asked two legends of the underground scene. somewhat connected to the spirituality of the song. to remix this take. first with an afro house / deep-house take of the master of the genre @boddhi-satva. and jack of all trades. mashup virtuoso @jstar-1 (remixer of major lazer / dj vadim...) for a retro catchy drum n bass/uk bass remix. finally lazy flow and face-t deliver a dancehall filler of a remix.
after fifteen years. paul blackford’s 1991 ep is finally back in town! with tracks remastered and lacquers cut by the famous mb studio. this is a treat for the ears. dancefloors & sound systems are going to dig the tunes heavy. between the sounds of detroit techno. ghetto tech. rave chronicle. dark 90’s video game drum n bass. this ep builds a unique bridge between the detroit and uk vibes. plus -the bunker- a superb previously unreleased deep track. makes this reissue by deep & roll a must have.
uk bass legends stanton warriors return with their highly-anticipated seventh studio album rebel bass. following the huge lead single loving me wrong. proclaimed game changing by leading tastemakers mixmag. thump and dj mag. we present a 4 track vinyl sampler taken from the lp featuring 3 tracks from the lads and a danny byrd remix of the one formalising this new juncture in the stanton warriors sound rebel bass is full of thumping bass bangers that perfectly showcases the fresh. new sound theyve been busy crafting over the last year and paves the way for an album that draws on their strong garage roots. with infectious. radio-friendly songs sitting comfortably alongside booming club tracks. all underpinned by that inimitable bass sound we ve all come to know and love.
for his inaugural ep under new guise ‘yem gel. nts manchester resident and visual artist alecs pierce comes through with a four-track cacophony of sounds for dave maclean (django django) run label kick + clap. from previous experimental outings as obsidian pond. gristed petunia and. handi dogh he returns with this new project based solely on electronic compositions. giving the multi-instrumentalist artist a chance to further explore his electronic leanings. operating with a clear mission statement. yem gel moniker seeks to live up to its names reference to malleable ‘fictional future plastics by offering a set of genre-spanning compositions. drawing from multiple influences from ambient. drum ‘n bass or grime and leaving us wondering where he might take us next.
tadd mullinix. who s best known for the hip-hop he makes as dabrye and the acid-tinged house and techno under jtc. has added yet another alias to his repertoire. and it might be his most inventive project to date. x-altera and its debut album. the eponymous x-altera. were born from a fit of rediscovery. all at once. the ann arbor-based producer reconnected with the jungle he produced in the late 90s as half of soundmurderer & sk-1. revisited the forgotten b-sides of his drum & bass record collection. and fell back in love with the deep. melodic techno of detroit and london.
the double vinyl release includes a download code.
just in time for the summer sun. heynow001 features four exclusive liquid drum and bass bootlegs that will keep you and the whole dancefloor well hydrated. we’ve listened to your suggestions. and the vinyl release is backed with a first time press of two tracks that have been highly sought after as well. you can sit down. the wait is over. hey now is here!
THE GATES OF CHARON O.S.T. (COLOURED 180G 2X12 LP + MP3)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl NL22.06.18
the gates of charon. an original soundtrack. is the long-awaited result of two years of work by a multitude of outstanding producers from the bass music and drum n bass scenes. this deep. dark and weighty release comes at you with 26 tracks of professional soundscape production to tell a story of the fusion of the mystic and scientific to manipulate dark energy and explore the multiverse. this unique project will take listeners on an interplanetary journey of the highest order through sound and emotion. this is a limited edition release in a double gatefold full-art cover with 2x12” two-color 180g vinyl (limited to first 300 copies). with download codes (including bonus instrumental versions).
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.
raw and indisputable quality of production...second ep of the label lowlife cartel. <br> an all star. six-track release from sixl key artists in various genres. from cutting edge techno to leftfield house. confirmes the versatility of lowlife cartel.
the ep begins with -butt dub pregost-. dubby downtempo atmospheric track. by one of most innovative and versatile artist of the last years: buttechno (rassvet records. collapsing market..).
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.
madcap - river soul: this iconic track has been sought after for months after being hammered in the clubs by some of the top deejay in the world. the classic drums. are complimented perfectly by a booming 808 baseline. rhodes keys. echoing flutes. and sultry vocals that fit seamlessly into the groove. madcap has created an undeniable groove that will be played for years to come. classic!
in a few short years halogenix has already had a prestigious career in bass music. after making his mark with his solo projects as well as marking out new territory with ivy lab he is now entering a new chapter and focusing on his own productions. to mark the occasion critical music present an ep full of the dynamism you might expect from such an experienced producer. future thinking as ever the 8-track “deep news ep” rolls from beautifully crafted drum & bass to heavy half-time including the enormous “blej vip”.
if there is one album that we would take with us an a desert island its this one. the worst of krtm is one of the most refreshing records we have heard in a long time. perfectly blending industrial techno and hardcore to one unique beautiful/terrifying work of art. we could almost write a book on how unique and great this album is but lets just stop here and let the music do the talking. all hail krtm!
2018 black vinyl repress - alex eveson is a talented man. not only has he made a name for great liquid tunes for labels such as creative source. v recordings. horizons. 31 records & ingredients. he is also a brilliant artist and graphic designer.
craigie knowes infamous fundraiser continues with a complete revamp. the double 12inch is replaced by two individual 12inch releases. luke vibert. dj overdose. cygnus. textasy. asok and london modular alliance join on cknow3-pt1 with a blend of acid. electro. techno and jungle sounds to help raise money for the charity war child.
written and produced by thomas caesar. guillaume lespinasse. axel ropert-lemercier and jean redondo. snowballs provided by tony mastroianni on a kawasaki z750. type by dinamo. illustration by almost free services
white coloured . brainwaltzera and analogical force move along the same path. without questions. and always looking forward. bunker ep is the new piece of the puzzle. perfect to increase the legend to infinity.
de:tuned proudly presents the return of one of the uk’s pioneering drum & bass producers. peshay. “reflections” is peshay’s first new drum & bass album in more than 10 years that looks back while pressing forward. jazzy and acoustic flavours combined with deep bass and rolling drums will have you grooving from the get go. it’s that classic fusion sound that peshay does so well. fully updated for present times and 100% future proof. the accompanying cover and label art was designed by openmind (aka strictly kev. dj food. ninja tune) and captures the warm and funky vibes perfectly. the tracks have been mastered by matt colton at alchemy mastering to ensure the highest playback quality. this album will be available as a triple 12” pressed on 180 gr vinyl. paul. it’s been an honour and a real pleasure working with you. stay tuned!
prestige music continues steadfast in 2018 with a fresh 12” from the likes of bram schrooyen. aka phase. contributing remarkably to the catalog with “anything for you”. featuring astrid destuyver; a beautifully warm piece rolling over classic key strokes. and coupled with sultry vocal overtones. in stark contrast. “diffusor” boasts relentless beats and breaks. pounding bass rhythms. and delivers shock to sound systems. a very special release for all the vinyl heads. and will find itself available worldwide by summer ’18.
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.
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.
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.
from rotterdam to saint petersburg. to portugal and florida the worldwide fokuz family knows no bounds when it comes to crafting soulful drum and bass. the collaborations ep showcases how team work makes the dream work.
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.
those who preordered. do not have to do so again - we will contact you when we have stock! recorded in the autumn of 2017 at their studio in vancouvers deep blue. mvx / u41a is the first new music from minimal violence to be released on ninja tunes technicolor imprint and the first to be recorded outside their usual home production space. the result is a record that intends to reduce pop music to its emotive qualities and apply that abstract nostalgia back into dance tracks. their penchant for the heavier and more aggressive side of dance music is most evident in its infiltration of the duo’s often raw and disorientating live set. formed in 2015 the duo. consisting of ashlee luk and lida p. have a string of releases to date with labels such as lobster theremin. 1080p and jungle gym records. drawing on luks years of experience playing in punk bands. they combine hardware sequencers. drum machines and synths. to weave together acid tinged compositions that derive inspiration from early electronic and minimal synth through to heavier uk rave and hardcore.
2018 repress in plain white sleeve.
critical come extremely correct once more with what is bound to be an early summer smash as a certain dub phizix picks up where the almighty marka left off. teaming up with fellow manchester scene stalwart fox proves an inspired choice here which critical just couldnt ignore. so invited him back to drop these two more astonishingly fresh tracks for this. his second outing on the label. simply put. >never been< is baaaaaad man business. a lean. stripped back percussive intro leads us to a breakdown where fox greets us with the sickest of vocal hooks that you will be trying to decipher until the end. when the tribal half-time break drops its time to bounce as the undulating b-line rolls heavy throughout with dub phizix teasing with awesome drumedits and amen shakedowns. riddim! cinematic soundscapes and a solid beats combine on >codec<. a more bass-led slab of equally dance floor drum & bass that retains the dub phizix air of originality with an experimental break the kicks like a mule. another winner without doubt from a very exciting splinter cell coming out of the north of the uk right now.
with our indian summer holding strong it seems to have spread into camp critical too as the label that has delivered the finest grade d&b since 2002 drops another sumptuous release from the man with the midas touch. calibre. showing off his more experimental self is a release that sits perfect on the critical mantle. sit back and enjoy.
bristol based mako makes his dispatch return. with the superb “glory or gain ep”. completing a trilogy of mako eps on the label. his output is always a highlight for us and this is no exception; headed up by the long awaited release of “daggy”. whether it’s a rig shaking stomper or deep. pensive progression. the vibe mako delivers is distinctive. intricately balanced and of the highest craftsmanship. featuring both solo material and a collaboration on “seek the truth” with andy skopes. “glory or gain” is the latest quality offering from the ever consistent mako.
cosmic bridge continues its dedication to new talent with -the gift-. a four-track ep from oliver yorke. since his first release in 2012. yorke s output has been minimal but that hasn t stopped the music from catching the ears of label boss om unit. on the gift. yorke pulls from travels and visual experiences to deliver a strikingly detailed blend of classic drum & bass and autonomic vibes that deftly balances mood and energy.