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.
breakage continues his excellent run of releases on his own label with the liff up ep. the fourth release showcases the different shades within the current index aesthetic, confidently showing you can recontextualise definitive jungle and drum & bass sound palettes by avoiding throwback cliches and keeping to a consistently high production value. the label has been a runaway success for breakage, a place where he can make and release the sound closest to his heart and the results have shown that this is the perfect place for the storied producer.
breakage begins 2017 with elmhurst dub b/w anymore, two tracks that make up the first release on his new label index . index also operates as a club concept where breakage curates events with artists from the electronic music genre.
berlin-based dj and techno producer savas pascalidis has been steadily making his mark in underground electronic music circles since his first releases in the mid-90s. born in south germany and later moved to berlin, the well-traveled dj has been among the restless and classically minded members of the dance music community over the last decades. he developed skills that led him into producing records and made a name for himself with a series of dark, loopy and groove driven dancefloor orientated techno music. pure and simple. his releases earned him a reputation for being something of a dance music purist.
something special from camp critical as two of electronic music’s leading lights lock horns for a vs battle of epic proportions. taking the jungle fleck of “mind & spirit” from sam’s “wasted days” lp of last year and one of breakage’s most memorable cuts from way back when (2005), the results are as you’d expect from these two. utterly essential listening.
tommy garofalo aka turbojazz returns to local talk after remixing corrado bucci back in 2015. a producer with great versatility that started djing and producing music during the 90 s, heavily inspiried by hip hop. something that would bring him to explore the whole black music culture, from dance floor jazz to rare funk and disco, passing through all things soulful and deep. take all of the above & stir it in a musical pot and you get the unbreakable ep , the debut 12- on local talk from turbojazz. the ep kicks of with please u which features david blank on vocals. a retro-futuristic track with warm chords draping themselves over snappy snares & melodies. on the flip, unicorn rising bounces along with the sort of finesse you d expect from a producer like recloose, it s flavoured with quirky breaks and warm fuzz bass & analogue-sounding keys. last but not least we ve got evm128 on remix duties, a feel-good slice of broken beat anyone ? it s a blinder ladies and gentlemen.
jess mills is on everyones lips at the moment as she sets the barrier high with her single >vulture< – which is actually out today. having worked alongside digital soundboy main-man, james breakage, providing the vocals for his track, >fighting fire<. breakage has returned the favour by producing >vultures<. theres a moody photek re-edit on the flip, if you know what rupert parkes is capable of then you wont give this one a miss. limited to 250 vinyl.
shy fx is following on from his production on wiley & naughty boys >never be your woman< single (which charted at no. 9 in feb 2010), >raver< is the street single and debut offering from his forthcoming studio album >larger than life<, due for release in 2011. raver comes complete with remixes from mj cole & benny page, but on this ltd edition 10 inch press we give you shys very own superb dubby guiness punch mix and breakages retrospective pattern moschino remix for the original jungle heads! its a limited run so grab them while you can! the original soundboy steps forward once again.
so it is that. >fighting fire< drops at a very exciting moment for james. after his slew of successful remixes, his star is shining bright over his south bank studio, and he felt it was time to put out a piece of 100% breakage material. and in true boyle style its a track that doesnt allow itself to be pinned down. part trance, part progressive house, part dub-step, its a track that defies categorization while remaining resolutely breakage in sound. featuring the enigmatic vocals of jess mills, its the magic combination of james punchy production and jess cinematicvocal performance which makes the track as powerful on your headphones as it does in the club. look out for plenty more from these 2 throughout the year, as james is adding his production to her debut album for island records. an exciting prospect indeed. also check for heavy remixes from foamo & ram records duo loadstar.
magnetic mans third single >getting nowhere featuring john legend<, taken from their top 5 self-titled debut album, released here on 12 inch vinyl. featuring a spacey, ethereal remix from one third of magnetic man, skream. on the flip is a dark, liquid drum & bass remix from digital sounboys breakage followed by the original cut from the album.
breakage aka james boyle is never been one to be pigeonholed. moving effortlessly through styles from drum and bass to dubstep, breakage has proved himself to be one of the most versatile operators in either scene to date.
christian fischer and dj murphy aka deckmonsters, have been causing major damage on dancefloors worldwide, and they prove once again that they are also a strong team in studio. >unbreakable< is as hard as deep, building up with dark athmospheres and background vocals and with a sweet synth line, will definetely rock any house. it also gets proper remix work by label s own a.paul. on the b-side, a.paul strikes again with another 2 monster tracks, first with a remix of one of his classics >akhuaba< and also >convey< a master piece of hardgroovin funk.
stabilizer's trademark silky smooth production coupled with his killer beats and bass make this a superb slice of vocal, housey breaks. on the flip golden boys of disco electro, superstyledeluxe make full use of rachel roberts..dj support - general midi, hyper, friendly, superstyledeluxe
james boyle aka breakage ist zurück und veröffentlicht sein neues album when the night comes auf shy fxs label digital soundboy. seit das kultlabel reinforced 2001 dem damals 17jaehrigen produzenten sein debüt mit der numbers ep gewährte, steht breakage für die wiederbelebung und transformierung von jungle ins hier und jetzt. when the night comes ist ein schönes album mit der soundästhetik und deepnes eines burials oder malas. absoluter underground dance tipp!
the glasgow miracle, scotland s most vibrant city, the modern institute, the glasgow effect, the river city, people make glasgow, cultural capital, discover glasgow s most promising cultural institution joined by performance artist and method actor of interplanetary cosmic characters such as tony website, james stephen wright. their wildly important cultural explosion of 2017 is now followed up with another exhibition at the modern institute and confirms what early adopters already knew: now is the time to buy another exhibition at the modern institute.
for our second ep, we are shifting from manila, philippines, to our other home city, bangkok, the thai kingdom’s capital. hailing from here is dott, one of three founders of more rice, a truly home grown bangkok electronic producer, dj and the talent behind mah noi ep. dott already has a number of releases under his belt and is now a regular on the asian circuit, playing gigs around the region. at 26 years old this is quite impres- sive and we are very proud to be releasing his first pressed record under more rice.
mah noi ep embodies dott’s sound, which is deep, driven and moody, whilst keeping an organic twist throughout and clearly inspired by his home country, the key to setting the release apart and making it tasty for more rice. the careful and precise placement of vintage thai samples gives it that extra flavour and mystery that can engulf the listeners and dancers, whilst the remix by eric volta truly transports you to another dimension.
ext to being one of the core members of the acoustic deep listening ensemble razen, ameel brecht is a trained guitar player who has a life-long involvement with the instruments repertoire under his belt. on his debut album polygraph heartbeat, he puts his guitar-heart on the line by means of 9 compositions for steel resonator and resonator mandolin.