martyn releases new album voids. his first for ostgut ton over the past year. dutch-born. washington d.c.-based producer martyn has undergone a metamorphosis – one that began with a medical emergency and has dovetailed into personal musical transformation. having narrowly avoided death after suffering a heart attack. martyn reentered his studio and began a process of reassessing the elements that drive him to make music: sampling. unpredictability. melancholy. sci-fi. polyrhythms. texture. ecstatic moments. detroit. interlocking percussion and bass. however. the initial spark to start producing again came through his experience listening to max roach’s 1979 ensemble percussion album m’boom.
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).
chapter four in the line of vinyl releases on cue line records is also the beginning of something new. elements part 1 is the first piece in the various artists series on the label called elements. driven by an urge to explore how elements can form something greater together. and the other way around. how anything can be broken into its elements. every single track on the v/a is by multiple artists. 100% collaborative content. rdg x cessman. gaze ill x 3wa. binary x zygos. murk x shiva ft. rob. nine minds. four tracks. one piece.
voronoi new release explores how sounds behave in aseptic experimental environment to discover a new present of digital fantasy. - a work of precise and complex sound design that looks over the techno-scientific contemporary from a positive angle. - includes extended re-work track by jesse osborne-lanthier who reassembles vis-viva’s sonic materials into his unique style. - riyl: mark fell. lee gamble. gabor lazar. mesh. yves de mey..
once again. providing a context for exciting new producers to release their debut 12”. cold recordings is proud to now bring you ‘cocktail party effect’. hailing from a musical family eric baldwin. the currently berlin based but british producer. shows off his colours here with a diverse. rhythmical. experimental – but always dance floor savvy – ep of 4 killer cuts. all rolling out between 125-130bpm.
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.
the next modern hypnosis sees the first official vinyl release from another channel. the young german producer jonas schachners (another channel) has been at the fore front of the new wave of ‘dub techno’ that has been lurking in the underground over the last few years. his dubbed out analog sound has left some accrediting his productions as ‘picking up where rhythm & sound left off’. his debut 12” gives us two very unique tracks. the a side ‘lord 35’ is an energetic synth driven tune which sitting at 135bpm. in a two-step style is made for the dance. the b side ‘corruption’ sees an international connection with the original composition created in germany by another channel. then the overdubbing of vocals supplied by ethiopian vocalist enushu taye (the black jesus experience) in her native amharic. recorded and mixed by mystik in his melbourne studio. the warm analog stabs and punchy bassline accompanied with enushu taye’s haunting vocals makes for a beautiful piece of music.
having previously caused a sensation with his releases on labels such as enchufada and naafi. siete catorce delivers four supreme cuts for his hypermedium debut. packed with his futuristic rhythmic craft and his highly hybridised sonic language. agnosia finds the mexicali-based producer joining the dots between cumbia’s seductive syncopations. the entrancing club-driven beats of tribal guarachero and ruidosó...n’s spooky experimentation. merging mexican traditional rhythms and contemporary dance motifs. the ep’s playfulness is further highlighted by imposing basslines. airy synths and eclectic glitches - its occasional sparse atmosphere quickly escalating to reveal some intricate. compulsive drum work. exquisitely intense. agnosia is undoubtedly siete catorce’s tour de force. revealing in every detail the finest textures of an ever-expanding affective continuum.
180gr black vinyl. full colour sleeve. our journey continues with an ep of pure ageless music for the dancing brain. four tracks dusted from the archives of this mysterious artist. real name alastair johnson released only few eps and one album in the mid/late 90s and then almost disappeared. we are more than happy to have the opportunity to highlight this material. the other big great satisfaction is also to be able to involve the historical warp-affiliated duo b12 for a really deep and spacey interpretation. have a good trip!
hessle audio is proud to present the first collaborations between longtime friend joy o and saxophonist ben vince. introduced to each other by jon rust. the two tracks are a result of studio sessions together as well as manipulation of bens existing recordings. both tracks explore the tonal. textural and rhythmic possibilities of bens playing within a focused dancefloor framework. ben vince will be releasing a solo lp with where to now? in late may. featuring collaborations with micachu and percussionist rupert clervaux.
facta delivers two lithe new cuts for the latest livity sound 12?. featuring fresh artwork from tess redburn. the wisdom teeth label boss and bristol resident deploys his deep rolling style. inviting dancers in to their groove with supple rhythms and rounded bass. established in 2011. livity sound is a frontrunning label in uk electronic music. since its inception. peverelists imprint has dedicated itself to releasing innovative music. eschewing existing forms and forging its own stylistic path
unterton kicks off 2018 sideways with three tracks of high-octane electronics by mark. 0-160 bpm in 15 minutes. previous eps for a colourful storm had a conceptual focus: the destructive effects of tech start-ups on berlin’s cultural landscape. sound-wise. they paired frenetic. experimental d‘n’b with musique concrète. on his unterton debut. mark continues further down a path of dark and psychedelic beat science. at times tranquil and hypnotic. other times charging forward between cracked whips and whiplash left-turns. “comedy is the dog that walks out of the room when you call its name.”
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.
fantastisches. drittes album des münchner produzenten scntst aka bryan müller auf boysnoize records. scenes and sketches from the lab ist ein amtliches werk. das die makellosen skills. reife und musikalität des jungen produzenten. kombiniert mit einer fülle an frischen ideen. offenbart. die 14 tracks hüllen techno. ambient. bass. idm und electronica in neue. kunstvolle und hochdetaillierte formen. die sowohl auf kopfhörer als auch im club perfekt funktionieren.
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.
after numerous live performances around europe and the release of his a music for sound systems full length in 2017. infrasonics label boss spatial rejoins never ready with two productions originally aired during his 2016 mutek live set and lovingly mutated into nvr003. low frequency perturbations fusing spatials sound system culture references and trademark distortion. netz rooms broken techno in the key of grime defines our labels intent to release forward bass explorations. hut 6 follows with a ten minute warp drive across the known universe in search of a unifying field theory of techno. the b-side sees j. tijns first foray on never ready with a bruk & bass out genetic resequencing of netz room. while munstac returns with a sub heavy 4/4 interpretation of the title track. never ready records third release in our establishing tetralogy continues with cover artwork from nerog. 180g coloured vinyl and a limited pressing of 300 units.
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.
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.
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….
chris weeks has been building up the kingbastard catalogue for a long time now. generally taking a self-reliant approach in the underground electronica scene where cd-r releases reign supreme. hes been a key figure on ambidextrous since the label launched back in 2008. and now he s committed to wax with a range of crunched up leftfield sonics for the machine-loving crowd. anxiety is a melodic cut with a house-minded structure. but theres a lot of production acrobatics and compositional swerves taking place within this framework. scatterbrain is more overtly out there. tapping up the kind of heavily processed sounds that producers like paradroid have championed in the past. data loss strike a heavy blow somewhere between dubstep and electro. and data ctrl ups the tempo for a rabble-rousing exercise in mind-bending machine music
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.
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
while quite a few people are obviously still dwelling in the achievements of munich’s disco era during the 1980s. it seems that another major part of the cities partying scene travels to the same clubs every weekend. here they are getting fed with the plasticized tech house trax that everybody wants. drinking vodka red bull until they almost pass out and walk - if they are still able to - home happily. oversaturated by non-inventive. but good selling music. so far the cliché. fortunately. reality looks a bit different. at least for the lovers of uk bass. in order to make people aware of the city’s flourishing developments in this scene. the grandmasters of ruffhouse and jahmoni records have teamed up for a limited 10”.
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.
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.
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 .)
ras g and moresounds explore the outer reaches of sound system culture for dub-stuy’s new collaborative series of eps. brooklyn-based label dub-stuy kicks off 2018 with the inaugural release of a new ep series dedicated to unearthing and celebrating the outer reaches of sound system culture. taking its cue from the classic dub releases where two producers would face off with their own versions. dub-stuy’s meets series brings together artists who have a clear dub influence but do not operate solely within the sphere of the dub and reggae world. the first such meeting is between los angeles beat supremo ras g (brainfeeder. stones throw) and paris junglistic dub scientist moresounds (cosmic bridge. astrophonica).
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.
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.
breach returns with his first solo release since 2015 and with it a return to his roots as breach.breach returns with his first solo release since 2015 and with it a return to his roots as breach. nkdltd001 brings two deep. dark. moody tracks to the table plus a fantastic mark e remix to boot.
sascha borchardt (a.k.a monoloc) will start a label. unterland. with a new ep.
the label will serve as a vehicle through which the german producer takes a step away from the club environment by presenting new sonic interpretations. including experimental. minimalist. and atmospheric. material will come from monoloc himself and friends. and the focus will be on “dramatic” sounds with drone and noise influences. think movie soundtracks and film music. albeit with both feet planted in the electronic genre. each release will aim to “tell a story” through 8 to 10 productions.
unterland will launch in end of march 2018 with a collaborative ep by monoloc and beauty of inconsequenz. a unsearchable and unidentified project with no previous recording history. the eight tracks are all based heavily on field recordings. the sound is dark and deeply atmospheric with dubstep influences. while distanced somewhat from the 4/4 format. the tracks are cerebral and hypnotic.
from there on. there will be 3-4 releases per year. each of which will be accompanied by high quality artwork as curated by borchardt. who will work closely with selected photographers and artists to provide imagery that aesthetically compliments the music.
the bug goes head to head with burial for two bass-bin heaters that is flame 1. cementing the first release on his freshly formed label pressure. following on from the bug’s recent sidewinding 12 inches for ninja tune and a colossal album recorded with earth. fog / shrine is possibly kevin martin’s most soundsystem decimating collaboration yet. joining forces with the most elusive figure within the uk underground and hyperdub mainstay. burial. ‘fog’ rolls along at half-speed steppers tempo. submerged deep within the roots n future aesthetic of the bug’s signature beats. yet perfectly balanced by burial’s hollowed out and haunted night vision. ‘shrine’ delves deeper inwards with the beats slowed to a crawl. the bassline hanging heavy in an atmosphere thick with smoke. the vinyl comes in thick grey card discobag with download code included.
earthhead ep is a unique compilation of eminent producers from st-petersburg (russia): dissident aka kontext. cyberworm. diagram aka abstract elements. and melotronics. with this release wow signal records presents a modern view on bass/electronic music. from future garage and dub techno to techstep and leftfield drum & bass. these genres are united by uniform deep sound of the planet s breath in our heads. we even release it on vinyl. intent on spreading the music that make us vibe with other bass lovers the world over.
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.
idle hands first release of 2018 comes from dan habarnam. a producer who made his name with releases skirting round the edges of dnb on exit and cylon. in the last few years he has turned his hand to techno with two 12inches on hs own selectie label that found favour with ben ufo amongst others. here are on idle049 we present two tracks of his latest work. hard hitting broken techno with maximum dancefloor potential.
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.
a generation younger than the founders of the teklife crew. dj rashad and dj spinn. dj taye was originally a rapper and beat maker before hooking up with the collective and jumping headfirst into the world of footwork production. dancing and djing. however. it was rashad’s untimely passing in 2014 that was the unlikely catalyst for developing the sounds and ideas for this album.
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.
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!
a part of me ist das debütalbum von ivan arlaud unter seinem alias 1954. der junge musiker stammt aus lyon. frankreich und bietet eine immersive reise zwischen nostalgischen und synthetischen klängen. melancholie und hoffnung. Ängsten und selbstvertrauen. er schaffte es. all die hellen. warmen. kalten und dunklen momente seiner ruhelosen phantasie in rhythmen zu beschreiben. ohne aufdringlich zu sein. wie der titel sagt. ist es seine persönliche offenlegung.
VAGUE MEMORIES 2 (34:35 TIME MINI LP / INCL DL CODE)
12" Vinyl lp D05.03.18
here comes our next coup. irrelevant returns to fauxpas musik with the permission of * absolute loss*. we will release vague memories ii as a vinyl edition. two outstanding long players explore the deep. melancholy electronic soundscapes that he loves. vinyl + dl code inside ...
vinyl tastes better...
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.
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.
dream eater records returns with another six track allstars ep for our second release. featuring some of the most exciting up and coming producers of the time as well as a very special track from slew dem crew legend jt the goon a1: jt the goon really needs no introduction. the slew dem original delivers classic grime flutes and strings on his track ‘blizzard’. a2: rising star and bristol native sir hiss presents the much sought after ‘casablanca’. a3: we were lucky enough to get another long lost dubplate from the dungeon sound producer dr. hugo. this one is seriously weighty. b1: polonis delivers that classic grime feel with the n riddim. b2: jfo is another rising star with serious talent. he always delivers heavy hitting bass and immaculate production. which is showcased with ‘tell dem’. b3: finally. filthy gears. a well renowned grime producer presents ‘filthy sax’ for his vinyl debut! 140 pressure with a trap feel.
east 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.
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.
the second release from de grey introduces the debut 12inch from yorkshire native jack angle week-end. opening proceedings. with skeletal kicks and jacked percussion combining to maximize damage on the dancefloor. 6pnhhpe follows up with brooding acid and sub bass pressure. on the flip. stabilizer lightens the mood with lush synths whilst seita rounds things off with playful melodies juxtaposed with an industrial framework.
cassius select returns to accidental jnr with another 12” to follow on from last years ‘90 / herd’ ep. he once again straddles the genres somewhere between techno. bassline and hardcore. essence is a huge rave cut of broken snare beats and shuffled kicks alongside select’s trademark idiosyncratic vocal snippets. the b-side offers up shaolin soccer a post-dubstep wobble at a house tempo followed by hype hour another piece of broken suedo rave hardcore.
inspired by a fluid mix of global club sounds including uk funky. kuduro. techno and rap. nervous horzion co-head tsvi is to kick off 2018 with the release of new ep. ‘rambo’. comprised of six tracks. including collaborations with dj jm and fellow nervous horizon boss. wallwork. as well as a bonus remix from luru. ‘rambo’ details how tsvi’s sound continues to evolve. taking on bold new shapes in the process.
uk dub pioneers alpha & omega (greensleeves / a&o records) represent the foundation of uk soundsystem culture and bass music. formed in the 1980’s and with over 30 studio albums to their name. a&o have not only left a lasting legacy but are continuing to do so via collaborations with some of the most established names in reggae. underground artists and newly discovered talent alike. a&o s brand new studio album one by one is a nod to the classic a&o sound yet illustrates a&o s forward thinking and distinctive outlook on reggae music. another a&o classic. and well worth the wait.
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 !
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...
following the release of synkro aka joe mcbride collection of his formative early works earlier this year. apollo recordings is proud to present a brand new ep that draws on the rich heritage of library music. despite having come up during the dubstep era mcbrides music has always resisted easy classification - hand in hand sees him shift his musical focus in a yet more cinematic direction. mcbride explains: the record was inspired and influenced by my love of electronic 80s uk library records like the chappell av series. bruton. soundstage & de wolfe music library. theres a lot of synth work that carries on from my album using my trusted juno-6 / sh101 / jx8p combo with the addition of drum samples via an old akai s2800 i purchased recently. most sounds ive made from scratch on hardware based on sounds used in the library records i mentioned above along with a few cheeky samples.- synkro s signature expansive atmospherics are still very much present. but now they have been burnished by soaring synth pads and pulsing drum tracks that call to mind the haunted melancholy of john carpenter or contemporary such as legowelt or andy stott. rhythmically hand in hand sees mcbride moving somewhat away from his usual off kilter programming inspired by 2-step and garage. embracing the steady pulse of 4:4 which turns out to be an effortless fit.
new parisian imprint abîme are launching their catalogue with lettre d amort. an ep by french producer chams. it is a deeply personal collection of songs that were born out of transcendental experience he had during his teenage years. growing up surrounded by the alps and raised by an alpinist father. he always felt like those high mountains looming over him were “sacred places where the beauty and fear of nature merge to shape a unique atmosphere of vulnerable plenitude.”
following swayzak’s gestures of a sycophant. the third release on beatnik boulevard sees the return of appleblim after he launched the label in style with the conch shell motives ep. this time the berlin-based producer is working alongside long-time collaborator and fellow bristol bassweight alumni komon – the duo have turned out eps for aus music and apple pips in the past. but this 12” represents the first new material from them since 2014. the heads-down. meditative lilt of appleblim & komon’s bristol past looms in the shadows on this ep. but it’s shot through with a steely. modernist dance floor bite and high-end sound design. know yourself pivots around crafty. 2-step kinked drums but there’s plenty of space afforded to atmospheric synth surges that plunge the track into a mood-altering headspace just to the left of the conventional dance floor
the independent belgian platform celebrates its 5th anniversary by releasing its debut album. duploc.com. one of the leading references for dubstep worldwide. put together a 15-track compilation full of exclusive content from artists they regularly have been working with. expect the typical residents such as enigma dubz. bukez finezt. requake and subfiltronik - though as usual they also included quite a few upcoming talents. in general. the album is a proper reflection of both the sound as well as the artists duploc.com has been pushing. since day one they have been known for featuring a rather unconventional and uncommon side of the genre. originally duploc.com launched its brand in 2012 as a promotional outlet. meanwhile they expanded to a currently 50.000-strong community with their own live events. a prestigious record label and a well-respected online magazine. by releasing this debut album. duploc.com looks more determined and passionate than ever to show the listener a true and complete definition of dubstep.
* walton drops his third instalment on tectonic in fine style. calling upon japanese influences to create a truly unique sonic across both tracks in the release. asian instrumentation meets directly head to head with the cutting edge sounds of a uk grime-techno axis to great effect. * ‘praying mantis’ captures all the charm of a fine japanese watercolour painting by means of some spectacular midi-harp programming. hi-hats and detailed percussion set a shuffling pace. building the mood up before a beautiful harp section unfolds and takes over. expertly programmed by walton to sound as if a master harpist had stepped into the room! as drums and bass join the party we have all the makings of a low-slung grimey masterpiece. both soothing and energising in a perfect zen balance. * flip then for ‘koto riddim’ which again brings japanese influences to the forefront of the track. walton programs classic sounding japanese percussion sounds along with grunting vocal cuts and a charming flutebased melody. as the track drops. it switches into a more familiar. grime-based palette of sounds. deftly arranged for most dangerous impac
the latest release from bjarki runar’s bbbbbb label sees bjarki delving back into his vast archives and shines a light on a bizarre detour during the early days of the label that involved a peculiar commission from the icelandic state.
the dynamic duo of second storey and appleblim return to r&s for another slice of their off kilter dance floor alchemy second storey & appleblim bring their detroit machine rhythms and sleek electronic grooves back to r&s for the ‘gimme 6’ ep. since their initial forays in 2015 on the label in the form of a trio of eps and a compilation that introduced the world to their unique strain of cyborg funk. the duo have gone on to refine their sound to ever new creative heights. this new ep is the fruit of that hard work - opener. and title track ‘gimme 6’ sees their production grandiosity hit new highs - swooping pads soon give way to slurping twisted bass and mechanistic hi hats before a collapsing breakdown freakout twists the trad techno blueprint into exciting new shapes. ‘levying rooks’ injects a sense of frenetic levity - serrated bass and scudding percussion. while ‘aperture‘ is drenched in swooning pads and fizzing. flanged out hats underpinned by relentless mutant kicks. too often modern electronic club music is all too content to sit heavily within genre boundaries. and ‘rules - ss&a’s gleeful disregard for categorisation and innate sense of melody. harmony and rhythm make their offerings the perfect antidote to the jaded veteran techno fans as well as the gleeful new jacks
the bug kündigt mit bad feat. flowdan und get out the wa feat. killa p & irah (die erste kollaboration zwischen killa p und the bug seit skeng! vom 2008er album london zoo) seine neue aa-side 12inch an. die anfang dezember 2017 auf 12inch vinyl via ninja tune erscheint. auf bad schauen flowdan und the bug ein wenig über ihren eigenen musikalischen tellerrand: der mc bietet seine poesie in bestem singjay-style (abgeleitet von sing und jay aus deejay: dem eigentlich mc in der reggae-welt) dar und verweist somit offenkundig auf seine jamaikanische herkunft. indem er chams klassiker ghetto story zitiert und mit seiner eigenen geschichte über das aufwachsen in east london vermischt. ebenfalls für ihn eher unüblich. hat the bug den ganzen riddim aus einer durch ihn stark verfremdeten aufnahme eines einzelnen sowjetischen drumcomputers produziert und so lange an den effekten rumgeschraubt. bis der beat ordentlich rumpelte. und das wars dann auch: keine weiteren komponenten wurden hierfür verwendet. ganz ohne basslines kommt dieser track gänzlich mit vocals und beatbox allein aus so simpel und effektiv kann es manchmal gehen. get out the way ist die erste zusammenarbeit zwischen the bug und killa p. seit ihrem furiosen gemeinsamen song skeng! aus dem schon kultverdächtigen album london zoo von 2008. killa p bringt hierfür noch irah aus seiner killaz army crew mit und zusammen fallen sie über den beat her. den the bug in anlehnung an seine heißgeliebte und von junglist oder dillinja inspirierte reese bassline produziert hat. die beiden mcs üben sich im song in sachen dancefloor-zerstörung und klingen erschreckend glaubwürdig in ihren drohungen und einschüchterungsversuchen.
clinically excellent by salik from going good records brixton with a superiourly consistent. bass heavy. strict & steady (dub) stepper molding deep. dark & atmospheric strings pending between dub step and the sounds of d&b. backed by dj sotofett s off-kilter & de-syncronized excursion surging through acidic & 3d sonic landscapes.
• zomby’s near-mythical album of eski grime permutations. created in an intense two week period sometime around 2008-2009
• 16 quickfire shots of wiley-meets-isaac newton in hyperspace
• master and lacquer cut by matt colton @ alchemy
•limited edition vinyl
2x12inch lp. includes unique hq sleeve wich is differnt to the first pressing. coloured vinyl. here comes the long-awaited third album of desolate. like a fine wine. after five long years in the studio it is ripe to be heard.
limitierter doppel-release des brixtoner künstlers gaika zu seiner gleichnamigen global-tour-party -the spectacular empire- mit unzähligen künstlerkollegen. die wie er von forschungsdrang und politischer provokation geleitet sind. speziell der track battalion vereint soziale weckrufe. politik und kunst in einem dröhnenden dancehall-powerhouse. der bis zum emotionalen ausbruch anschwillt und verdeutlicht. weshalb gaika zu den aufregendsten britischen künstlern der letzten jahre gehört. inklusive download-code. limitiert auf jeweils 500 stück weltweit.
for the 9th instalment in dba s dubs series ikonika and big strick square off head to head. following the hyperdub artist s genre-defying distractions lp earlier this year. oral suspension is an instrumental which switches rough-shod between a uk halfstep crunch and a hoop dreams era chicago bounce. on the flip big strick brings his characteristic smooth groove to the table for the remix. which. though laidback. is nevertheless bound to energise the dancers. evading the ubiquitous pigeonholes. ikonika has variously been known for her dubstep innovations. her uk funky experiments on hum and buzz and her post-urban sketches for hyperdub. meanwhile though an interest in techno and specifically the sounds of the midwest have underpinned her work.
spektakuläres debütalbum des dubstep-produzenten prash mistry aka engine-earz experiment. der bereits mit the prodigy. nitin sawhney. roots manuva gearbeitet und mit the streets. tricky. dj shadow. enter shikari getourt hat. symbol ist ein melting pot diverser stile. majestätischer strukturen. göttlich erzeugter sounds und exzellenter features. darunter von der einzigartigen lisa gerrard (dead can dance). soul-star aloe blacc und dem dubstep-protagonisten flux pavilion. das artwork entwarf nitin shantilal vadukul. bekannt für seine portraits vom dalai lama. barack obama und jay-z. neben cd. lp erscheint symbol auch als blu-ray audio in hochwertiger 5.1 und 9.1 auro-3d-qualität.
zed bias is an electronic music pioneer. throughout his career he has traversed genres with ease whilst all the while retaining his signature sound. it was in 2016 that he debuted on exit records with a three tracker featuring zoe violet. the release was a sign of things to come. modern u.k. soul delivered in the 160bpm format. this aesthetic has now been developed with the different response album. it s the sound of zed bias in 2017. undeniable soul with one eye on the dancefloor. hes gathered a formidable feature list to voice the album artists from his native manchester and beyond all lend their talents to the album. label owner dbridge says of the release: an lp that fits perfectly in what i believe exit is about. artists creating music with soul and a sound uniquely their own. zed has shown again whats possible when you listen to your own voice
ltd coloured vinyl edition..... aus großen melodien und strapazierfähigen elektronischen teppichen gestrickt. ist -love what survives- gewissermaßen die essenz ihres bisherigen schaffens. indem verschiedene gesangsgäste und musikerpersönlichkeiten (james blake. micachu. king krule) hinzukommen. um gemeinsam zu experimentieren. formen neu zu denken. dinge auszuradieren. mit pop-Überlieferungen zu spielen. alles zusammen wachsen zu lassen. die neuen tracks enstanden größtenteils auf zwei vintage-synthesizern
this second disques flegon recording is from greita. after two initial tracks on the v.a. buffet froid. the first and successful release of the french label. the parisian artist is back with his own ep faux signal. the five tracks stand out blending the different inspirations that define the ep unique sound. from house to broken beat through greitas love for jazz fusion and french library music. the piece travels with ease from contemporary dancefloors to cosy homes.