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.
j:kenzo heads back to 31 records with two new tracks from his arsenal. “sykura” encaptures the vibe of ’97 / ’98 drum and bass with its soundscapes and twisted analog synths, whereas “assemble” keeps the traditional 2 step rolling style with energy throughout.
since his work on tempa j:kenzo has been quietly building up a large quantity of quality dubplates that have been circulating on the underground. there are no bigger dubplates on the scene than the two presented here on artkl025. proper dubstep on offer here from the artikal label boss. wide ranging support from the likes of n-type, vivek, compa, youngsta and many more. a producer at the top of his game right now.
we are proud to present our 20th release coming courtesy of tmsv. the hunter e.p is a presentation of the production talents and the new direction of tmsv. running clear at 165bpm and drawing from jungle & dub with tmsvs signature tribal sound.
DEVILS HANDS / INVADERZ (YOUNGSTA / TRUTH REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK04.02.15
the fourth tempa remix 12 inch — following on from modeselektors remix of headhunter — brings together remixes of two of the labels deadliest tracks.
on the a-side, label figurehead youngsta remixes truths sinister *devils hands* into a throbbing 4/4 monster — amping up the chiming melodies and chasms of sub-bass of the original.
on the b-side, truth show off their own remixing skills, bringing even more alien dread to j:kenzos already dubbed-out original.
released strictly on vinyl only, these two tracks from producer j:kenzo are among his most requested and sought after vip mixes.
magneto (feel it) shows kenzos customary production details - shockingly minimal sound design, razor-precise bassweight, and intricate attention to time and space. the vip mix takes the sub-bass and disembodied voice of the original a step further, ratcheting up the tension.
ricochet, originally released on the bloodlines ep, is a rolling, percussive track, the vip mix amplifying and doubling the bass stabs, a perfect mid-set track to keep the pace moving.
limited to 500 copies! j:kenzo is a key presence in london’s current dubstep community. leading a new generation of artists directly inspired by the genres pioneers, his productions are renowned as deadly weapons in the deep dubstep arsenal, pouring across dancefloors with the unstoppable force of a tidal wave.
AFTER DARK EP PART 2 (J:KENZO RMX) (MARBLED VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl UK14.11.13
limited edition marbled vinyl. samurai music returns to the dance floor with another sought after ep release from seattle, usa based producer homemade weapons and toronto, canada based gremlinz plus a remix by j:kenzo.
jubeis debut metalheadz album *to have & have not* is out soon!
the album features collaborations with some of the biggest names in the electronic bass music genres, and the sampler which is out now is no exception, as j:kenzo joins forces with jubei for *visions*. *rufige 11* is as the name suggests, a tribute to the metalheadz sound of goldies rufige kru!
over the past eighteen months there has been a general dissolving of restrictions within the scene surrounding dubstep, the focus squarely on those regions where several different genres collide and mix with one another. but with a growing number of producers deserting the spacious, sub-heavy 140bpm template for the allure of slower speeds and house-influenced grooves, it has been getting harder to find heavy, inventive beats that operate at typical dubstep tempo.
this 12 inch features tmsvs collab with dj madd titled >difference<, a heady mix of shock-n-awe synths and dub fx swirling above a combo of rock-hard halfstep and fidgety percussion. flip over for some serious remix-action from j:kenzo.
with an increasing fanbase and tracks released on argon, dub police and roska kicks & snares accompanied with resident plays at londons prestigious fabric nightclub heat is steadily rising around the kent-based selector.
final part in the recent scion series which resulted in the digital release of a dub police label showcase to appeal to the us market. subscape and j:kenzo step up for this episode, loyal dub police member subscape doesnt disappoint with the track >dominant species< followed by j:kenzos >constant< on the flip. big!
another slick double artist 12 inch from the 2nd drop camp and for this, our 9th release, soushakerz head honcho and kent second finest achievement after the channel tunnel, j:kenzo, offers a blistering a side with conqueror. this moody, skittish and intense bongo led firecracker that descends into a thumping bass skank out on the drop, is pure dancefloor dynamite.
on the flip sees the return of ld, who continues to take the percussive elements deeper on derailment, adding in ravey synth line and switch up 2nd drop that compliments conqueror perfectly.
for its first vinyl album cosmic bridge celebrates the diversity and strength of its international roster with a selection of 12 tracks from the celebrated cosmology digital compilation series, which earned a dj mag compilation of the year shortlist in 2014.
established in 2004 by caspa and a few like-minded friends, dub police has proved a vital outlet for producers to showcase the finest elements of dubstep, whether that be heavy, deeper, darker or more innovative cuts. since its inception, the label has presided over 80-plus releases from a roster of more than 30 artists and set the benchmark for aspiring imprints to follow, solidifying itself as a truly global imprint in the process, japan, australia and even mumbai have all been played by dub police artists. as the first dubstep label to tour the usa in 2010, host label nights in ibiza and hold down a bi-monthly residency at fabric that is now entering into its fifth year, allowing the label to showcase the who-is-who of dubstep in their hometown of london. dub police continue to redefine expectations at a considerable rate of knots.
the triple vinyl comes in gatefold sleeve with download code included.
across the length and breadth of the albums 28‐,,,track span, mosaic vol.2 is the second chapter of label boss dbridges mission statement to marry disparate sounds on a mixed‐,,,artist album whilst triumphantly steering clear of convolution. the albums roll call lists luminaries emanating from all spheres of electronic music ‐,,, ranging from us footwork impresario and frequent jimmy edgar collaborator machinedrum, who chimes in with a soulful synth‐,,,heavy jam on *the palace* to the increasingly potent combination of om unit & sam binga with the pair continuing in their rich vein of form on the label and wistfully amalgamating influences from jungle, dubstep and funk on album highlight *triffidz*.
the next release coming out of the roska camp is this smart vinyl-only followup to the roska allstars release. this second instalment brings more of the same versatile movements from some fantastic producers currently leading the way for upfront danceable material. main man roska signs up terror danjah to pull of a smart remix of his track >without it<. its somewhat of a guilty pleasure hearing both artists signature idents in one song, terror with his evil gremlin laugh and roska with his ubiquitous shout out! however its all about the arrangement here as terror reforms those original trumpet sounds and adds some heavy distorted bass. j:kenzo serves up >let it move< which is all out pure electro style with punchy drums and dirty synths, again lending to the surprising nature of this labels output. tickles completes the vinyl only package with >da growler<. drums are tougher than iron and bass harder than rock as tickles blends funky, dubstep and house into his own dance-floor destructive mould. all three records show a different side to the current uk bass and funky scene, yet they somehow could only belong on kicks & snares. a fine package for a burgeoning label.
the eleventh volume in tempas dubstep allstars series is mixed by j:kenzo, and is released on cd. 16 full length tracks taken from the mix, by the likes of icicle, sp:mc, lx one, amit, killawatt, ipman, and dj madd, alongside 7 extra j:kenzo productions from his burgeoning tempa back catalogue
40 neue, oftmals exklusive und hammerstarke tracks & remixes - von den top-protagonisten und den heißesten newcomern des genres. ueberflieger wie alex clare und the prodigy (in remixes von noisia und distance) treffen auf die bewaehrtesten szenegroeßen wie magnetic man, benga, skream, mala, coki, nero, drumsound & bassline smith, rudimental (feat. alex clare), foreign beggars, icicle, joker
100% pure dubstep volume 2 is an essential, three cd, 60 track, autumn dubstep collection, compiled and mixed by high profile dubstep legend, kiss fms dj hatcha. this is an album with one foot firmly in the corssover charts and the other foot firmly in the real world of dubstep.
distance drops the eighth edition of the scenes most definitive mix series. there are few in this arena with more bassbin credentials than greg sanders. since earliest productions dropped on lix corruptions and hotflush, hes been an integral architect of the halfstep sound, leading to releases on almost every bass label under the sun including his own chestplate institution. for this 25-track mix he drops no less than 12 of his own tracks, be it solo, as deleted scenes with pinch, or remixing the likes of tunnidge or above & beyond. theyre complemented by a ruck of tracks he can probably claim to have cast some influence over, counting lurching beasts from cyrus, j:kenzo, v.i.v.e.k and the others in their marked number. the programming is right, the mixing is tighter, gwan build a carrot and ignore the shouts from your mum.