hypnotizing rhythms and stormy bass cuts make up various visions 2. as d-operation drop. zygos. hebbe and mrshl unite on the copenhagen based label’s 9th vinyl release. various visions is a new series of vinyl releases by circle vision. launched to present an umbrella of artists from around the globe. who share the label’s vision of sound design and affection for immersive bass music.
the next moonshine release comes courtesy of australian-based erin mckimm aka sekkleman. it’s been over three years since his last full release and we are very excited to show you what he’s been up to.
- 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.
p€pa & z$oli are an mpc duo from székesfehérvár. hungary. 2 guys who are obsessed with breaks and mpc-s. with their debut on e-beamz they drop a nostalgia drenched ep rooted deeply in early hardcore. rave and jungle also touching down in tha house early on. p€pa & z$oli may seem an unknown name to most and some say that it s connected to gnork or dj shark but who knows.
UNDERSTAND WHAT BLACK IS (MALA. DEGO & KAIDI REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK19.07.18
hot on the heels of the first new album from the last poets in over 20 years. the title track “understand what black is” gets the remix treatment from digital mystikz. dmz and deep medi legend mala and uk dance music innovators and legends dego and kaidi tatham.
with a number of high profile releases already behind him for labels including the legendary xl recordings and dusky’s 17 steps imprint. hugo massien has carved a sound for himself that sees him bring together elements from house. techno. dubstep and hardcore. all combining force to produce this killer 4-track ep. running at the techno-friendly tempos of around 128bpm.
dj support from: shed. loefah. pinch & many more.
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.
das neue label trojan reloaded. sublabel von trojan records. veröffentlicht mit der vinyl 7-inch single einen brandneuen track der britischen dub & reggae formation reggae roast featuring tippa irie. der vor allem durch seine beteiligung an »hey mama« von the black eyed peas weltberühmt wurde. als remixer agiert dj madd. der old school reggae mit dubstep kombiniert.
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.
‘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.’
pennyroyal continues with a slamming ep from zeki. the new alias for a familiar and prolific uk producer. four cuts of ruffian grime / techno hybrids clocking in at 140bpm. built to enjoy or deploy loud at your favourite dance.
‘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.
yasha is 28 year old joe gillick. who grew up immersed in the sounds of ukg & grime on the streets of south london. he founded orphan in 2015 with his friends sage redman and billy meddleton. the three began throwing bi-monthly parties in deptford. their aim was to feature the unsung heroes. the seminal artists that weren’t often regulars in the crowded london club circuit.
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.
synkro aka joe mcbride teams up with veteran arovane aka uwe zahn for a sublime collaborative ep on apollo. refractive (index) sees the duo exploring their shared love of broken beats and dreamy soundscapes. the pair are also connected through their affection for yamahas venerable handheld sequencer. the qy700 (also a favourite of dutch lo-fi house master legowelt) arovane a long time stalwart of the acclaimed city centre offices imprint explains: everything started with a detail in an interview with joe that grabbed my attention. i spotted a qy700 sequencer from yamaha on one photo. i used this piece of gear for decades to sequence all of my hardware and to produce my music. its part of my trademark sound of rhythm programming. one of the factors that makes the qy700 beloved is its ability to change parameters in realtime to shuffle. shift. expand or compress the timing of each pattern independently. its touch can be felt throughout the oscillating rhythmic figures that wend through the gauzy pads and drifting melodies. we share the same wavelength when it come to breakbeats. musical taste and melodies. arovane continues this ep is the beginning of something special!
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.
more than ten years since he first emerged on skull disco. appleblim presents his debut album. the label he co-founded with shackleton was the first the world heard of his productions. but laurie osborne’s innate relationship with electronic music culture reaches back much further than those groundbreaking early days of dubstep. early days spent soaking up hardcore. jungle. techno and plenty more besides were fundamental foundations from which to spring into the then-unknown realms of sub-low half-step club music. at that time fwd>> and dmz were the church for this ritualistic sound. and appleblim was a regular fixture at both.
-the most-promising up-and-comer in the dutch dubstep scene has to be hebbe without any doubt. back in 2014 the rotterdamer attended a give it dub edition as a steady dubstep enthusiast. yet that experience proved to be the main inspiration to begin experimenting with dubstep. hebbe truly emerged from the shadows through the signing on subway recordings. who were one of the first to discover his obscure sound driven by a very typical flow.- words by duploc
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.
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.
this is om unit s legendary philip d kick alias brought back after 7 years in retirement with it s first original material! 5 incredible jungle footwork fireworks from om unit’s legendary philip d kick alias. adding acid. 4/4 uk hardcore and sound killing amens to the sound he spawned in 2011. when he created 3 x philip d kick ‘footwork jungle’ eps. and took classic jungle anthems and footworked them. it could be argued that om unit’s philip d kick alias spawned an entire movement despite being immediately retired. as label boss fracture says -at the time. this was mind-blowing.- so 7 years later it is with great pleasure and genuine excitement astrophonica present philip d kick’s first original material - pathways - which also features teklife/chicago footwork originator dj spinn for the guest feat. on -vibe off-
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.
those who preordered. do not have to do so again - we will contact you when we have stock! omar mccutcheon. operating under his batu alias. has been on the frontline of bristol’s innovative electronic music scene since 2013. in 2015 he founded his record label timedance. a platform for showcasing his tastes utilising a close knit group of young producers and djs. batus glistening broken techno productions are pushed through a deeply uk-sounding prism. one informed by batu being brought up on a diet of dubstep and uk dance music from a young age. trying to tie his sound to those genres however. would be a mistake. having been earmarked already by the guardian as an artist to watch for 2018. batus sound is very much his own. batus rebuilt ep marks his third release in just over a year. not one for complacency. his debut release via xl recordings shows batu pushing his sound forward in every way possible. creating his most uniquely slippery sounding tracks to date. i wanted to try and challenge myself a bit for this ep. every track represents a different phase of experimentation and also different tempos. i wanted to push my processes further than i ever have done.
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!
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.
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.
smx are max o brien and sam purcell (blank mind). sleep is an intoxicating live jam recorded in october 2015 during a period of emotional upheaval. exploring themes of discordance and euphoria. on thief. koehler says: take what you need and take it anyway you can. if you get it. you deserve it. because it means you earned it. but just remember one thing: whatever you take can be taken from you too. so think long. act fast and do so with honour and pride or all will become chaos. designed by alex mccullough. mastered by beau thomas.
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.
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.
artikal and chestplate combine to form chestikal. a meeting of labels and also a meeting of production minds as distance meets j:kenzo for this special release. spanning the bpms from 140 - 160 halftime. tribal and dark two heavy crafted tracks from the chambers featuring ’the offering’ and dhyana.
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.
the fourth release is a big one for holding hands as they branch out into brand new territory with their first new signing on the label. breaka usually runs in very different circles. producing footwork. juke and dnb from his home in leeds. these are the first tunes of his at a slower tempo to be released but you can certainly hear those in6luences loud and clear in these certified uk 125-130bpm bangers.
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
trora vol. 1 is panda lassow’s interpretation of recent global tropical bass movements like gqom. kuduro and more. she likes bass music from around the world. thus. we can also hear influences from bounce and booty elements. as born and grown up in eastern germany. in trora vol. 1 she combines these with her musical roots she found in techno and rave music.
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).
after an inaugural. top-rated release by kouslin and his friends. the le chatroom familia remain on top of their release schedule with this successive record. featuring some familiar faces from the uk music scene. the team have compiled another hefty va. containing three bass-heavy tracks close to the 130bpm mark that definitely resonate at le chatroom’s signature frequency. with their first release having received support from a wide range of artists. from marcus nasty to huxley to bristol s livity sound gang. and with glowing write-ups in djmag. when we dip and cone mag. this second excursion is destined to be a highly successful follow-up.
dj support: lee gamble. peverelist. kowton. moxie. marcus nasty. jus now. simo cell. murder he wrote. lurka. silas and snare.
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.
as the first in a new series. ifsxxx001 presents tracks from one of the most interesting newcomers of late. sir hiss. the a side. ‘danny uzi vert’. was hailed as the track of outlook festival for 2017. while the b side. ‘taj mahal’ has received support from a variety of dj’s over the previous year. this series is a white label. vinyl-only release.
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.
babe roots are a relatively young duo from turin. italy. making a unique brand of atmospheric. techno-infused dubwise. on our radar since their splendid debut 7 inch on rohs! records in early 2016. we are very pleased to invite them into the zamzam fold with two mesmerizing and contrasting tunes. * be still* is a deeply meditative yet driving dub techno trek in classic fashion. featuring rastaman kojo neatness intoning on righteous living. working the land. guarding the tongue. and avoiding babylonian schemes and traps laid by the wicked. maternal bass and shimmering reverbs envelop a heartbeat rhythm of kick. shaker and distant snares for a timeless vibe that shows mastery of the idiom while updating it for contemporary sound systems. * rawness* is an extraordinarily deep 140 journey that opens with rich pads and swirling atmospherics. creating a psychoactive ambience that builds into a steady kick. the full riddim hits and plunges us even deeper with restrained. syncopated drums and percussion. churning bass powers us through the dense. hallucinatory fog as tendrils of electricity probe and zap. and serrated snares cut through the tape haze and studio clouds in the last third. carving out a gorgeous edge between deep dubstep and dub techno. * rawness* hits all the marks and will find a home in a huge range of sets.
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.
one year into his music production career. whb is the startling debut release from brooklyn’s kellen303. a unique hybrid. the tracks are inspired by goth rock/industrial. footwork and vogue music. it’s perhaps a happy but unlikely accident that they also fit into keysound recording’s dark. rolling uk sound. across five tracks. four cut to vinyl. kellen303 maps out his unique but bleak vision.