underground japanese artist makoto murakami comes correct with threee variations on one tracks, ranging from playful and skippy house vibes to downright mean and moody technoid pounders. comes strapped with a rework from luca lozano and sj tequilla, safety at the highest level!
ahead of the release of forthcoming debut artist album my heroes, brazilian drum & bass pioneer dj marky has announced he is to first release vinyl-only double aside single silly / its a long ft. makoto. lead track silly sees a hazy, whimsical vocal layered over markys signature acoustics and relaxed brazilian groove - a playful introduction that nods his jungle roots. b-side its a long - ft. japanese drum & bass dj makoto - ups the tempo with stirring, echoed piano chords and frenzied percussion - an ode to the sound thats made him one of the worlds most respected dj/producers
makoto returns to apollo with the primitive ep. as he builds his fast-paced style into a leaner, more aggressive manifestation of the soulful makoto sound, it quickly becomes clear that no one genre or signifier can fully describe this new collection of five tracks, from the rampant tribal ideology of *primitive* through the freestyle explorations of *ritual*.
taken from souled out remixed album which brings a new perspective to makotos 2011 album souled out by featuring remixes from makoto himself, lenzman, random movement, sinistarr, ena, bun and jabberloop.
meta006 sees lenzman return in the true style that only lenz can, with the beautifully crafted empty promise. featuring his now renowned and revered signature future soul sound, empty promise glistens with that lenz quality to provide a result that is nothing short of stunning.
the final instalment of the innerground album sampler singles features two of the heavy hitters in the production stakes in recent times. the tried and tested combination of dj marky & makoto has brought many a dancefloor to its knees, whilst new addition, t>i, has shown he has the mettle to dice with some of the biggest names in the game.
having first come to prominence in 1999 when he was signed to ltj bukem s good looking label, makoto has steadily, consistently carved out his own groove in the world of drum and bass, with his trademark expansive jazz and soul-inflected workouts garnering critical praise from all corners. having worked with a veritable who s who of the scene, with releases on zinc s bingo beats, fabio s creative source and numerous collaborations with dj marky, makoto now releases his first ep on apollo records.
with his first 12 inch on 7even recordings, makoto opens again new musical perspectives, infusing the amen break to a 135bpm flex on >different rhythm< and his unique soulful treatment to the massive >what do you want<.
after the stunning ep release that was >rush hour ep<, innerground is happy to welcome back one of its favourite sons, makoto. makoto is a veritable legend of the scene, not only in his native japan, but across the globe. his ability to lend his skills to almost any kind of beat alongside any other producer is world class. it is alongside our very own dj marky that makoto has found some of his best form, and we have encapsulated it here into one coherent and compelling vinyl vision.
(180gr / 2lp gatefold) compiled by pete gooding and mark barrot. enchanting ibizan institution la torre continues its compilation series with volumen tres, an incredible fifteen track release that draws inspiration from the islands hedonistichistory.
torimimasataka is an experimental dub/techno artist based in osaka, japan. his first vinyl ep, voquoxy, is set for release on osaka label nuoac. two original tracks are included for the 12 inch release with additional remixes by metome, koba, and makoto murakami.
support by: lauhaus, boris werner, nick curly, federico molinari, kabale und liebe, nekes, johnny d, sascha dive, 2000&one, markus fix, dj wild, chriss carrier, ilario alicante, martinez, loco dice, mathias mayer, brothers vibe, karotte, tanzmann, matthias kaden, raresh, robert dietz, reeboot, anthony collins, vera, ray okpara
a joint venture with the mannheim label oslo records and their artists johnny d, ray okpara, nekes, christian burkhardt, roberto amormino, federico molinari, and makoto (nekes and tomio tremmels new project) resulted in a double vinyl, containing a choice selection of party hits as well as some deeper and more wayward house-tracks.
compiled by pete gooding and mark barrot. enchanting ibizan institution la torre continues its compilation series with volumen tres, an incredible fifteen track release that draws inspiration from the islands hedonistichistory.
liquicity returns to the soulful side of drum & bass with their third installment of the renowned escapism series. 12 brand new tracks by the likes of makoto, hybrid minds, nymfo, champion, dualistic and many more. this album is a great mix of established artists and upcoming talent. escapism 3 will have a full vinyl and cd release and is out on the 22nd of april. featuring artists such as logistics, dkay, seba, maduk and bachelors of science, the previous escapism albums were widely supported among the drum & bass scene. with sold out nights in amsterdam, london, antwerp, cologne and prague, liquicity is also taking steps with their events. this summer the 2nd edition of the liquicity summer festival will take place in amsterdam with artists such as pendulum, camo & krooked, calibre, hybrid minds, spectrasoul and technimatic on the line up!
for the second installment of their mixtape series, hospital records has turned to devonian duo fred v and grafix, who epitomize the label s festival-friendly outlook. they don t disappoint, either, dropping an action-packed mix that shoehorns 32 tracks into an hour of non-stop dancing fun. after kicking off with the guitar laden hip-hop wooziness of cyantific s high water mark and dimension s tear-out beast whiplash, they variously touch on liquid, hospital style disco drum and bass, and harder flavours. happily, they find room to include eight exclusives from a variety of producers, including a previously unheard vip re-work of their own summer smash major happy
die brasilianische drum & bass-ikone dj marky veröffentlicht my heroes. das langewartete album beinhanltet 16 tracks! dj marky wurde weltweit berühmt durch seine drum & bass-hymne lk, die single war wochenlang in den uk charts. das neue album my heroes knüpft genau an dj markys alten tracks an alle drum & bass-fans werden dieses album lieben!
mit einem erfrischenden drum & bass-set aus sao paolo startet dj marky das neue fabric-jahr! dabei balanciert er gekonnt zwischen hands-in-the-air momenten und heads-down grooves. mit dabei sind gestandene koryphäen wie commix, marcus intalex, skream, die, klute oder calibre, aber auch viele neue und exklusive produktionen des dj marky eigenen innerground-labels.