dj support from: kahn & neek, mala, rsd, joker & many more.
* big, bad and heavy! two of pinch’s biggest dance floor bangers, remixed by one of uk dubstep’s hardest hitters, kromestar. guaranteed rewinds. * ‘the boxer’ first appeared on tectonic back in 2010, fusing grime and dubstep with tribal drums and tearing squarewave bass. kromestar stays true to the original but switches his stance to swing hard with a left hook, southpaw style. after a moody build up, the intro breaks away into a brief moment of calm, before bass comes out fighting, throwing knock out punches hard and fast. tried and tested dancefloor damage of the highest order. * flip then for an equally dangerous remix of pinch’s deep medi release ‘swish’, from back in 2011. simple, effective and deadly, kromestar gives this classic an update, setting it up for another few years of wheel-ups
* the production duo behind the rave-new world sounds of turbo mitzi and big slug (feat. riko dan) have been busy in the studio recently and return to form with 2 killer cuts designed to shock out the dancefloor. * ’control’ picks up the tempo from the duos previous cuts, rolling at 140 beats per minute, in it’s apocalyptic form. powerful pads create the tension before sub-heavy kicks and cybernetic snares come pounding and chopping in, building up the mood before a radioactively charged reese-bassline emerges, rising to the surface, unleashing its terror. this is a stone-cold banger. * strobe light’ returns to the more familiar 128bpm tempo that the pair have previously worked with. taking a quite unique approach, ‘strobe light’ builds evermore, moving into the light, layering percussion up as an intoxicating drone of swirling strings swells and swells - entrancing and empowering in equal measures. this is a highly versatile dj tool that also makes for an engrossing listen from start to finish. refined dancefloor ear candy. dj support: mary ann-hobbs. modeselector, daniel avery.
nach ihrem ersten generationsübergreifenden zusammenarbeit, “late night endless” (2015), begeben sich die beiden protagonisten zu spannenden, neuen soundexkursionen in eine vielzahl von subgenres wie nervösem funk, industrial-drone, jungle-rave, cosmic (zu gesprochenen weisheiten von dub-meister lee “scratch” perry), furiosem synth-grime und trägem breakbeat (im cover von ryuichi sakamotos “merry christmas mr. lawrence”). neben lee perry begrüssen sherwood & pinch auf “man vs. sofa” weitere illustre gäste wie martin duffy (primal scream), taz (dizzee rascal) und skip mcdonald (sugarhill gang, tackhead, little axe).
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tectonic label boss pinch returns to home territory with his latest tales from the darkside. hard, uncompromising beats, sculpted for twisted dancefloors. lead track ‘screamer’ sees recent collaborator and grime-legend, riko dan, pick up the mic to voice pinch’s industrial garage style rhythm, true to terror-form. complementing the darkside sonics, riko’s savage delivery threatens from the offset, with no let-up, no sign of weakness. not for the faint hearted. flip for ‘no justice’, seeing pinch on solo production duties providing a sub-heavy pounding rhythm, twisting an almost ragga style beat in dark dub territory. police sirens wail around calamitous thunder and atmospherics before the beat pounds in. second drop brings warped basslines to the forefront, pushing things further down the rabbit hole. ‘screamer’ has been played on bbc radio 1 on the benji b show, also featured on mary-anne hobbs’ 6 music show. dj support from the likes of mumdance, loefah & many more.
dj support: pinch, mumdance, logos, slimzee, youngsta, loefah , mary ann hobbs...and many more
combining forces once again, pinch & mumdance return to deadly form, this time alongside legendary grime mc, riko dan. a dangerous combination all round…
*late night endless* ist das ergebnis zweier jahre studioarbeit, die sherwood und pinch für entwicklung, re-dubbing und dekonstruktion ihrer tracks brauchten. die 10 stücke berühren den urbanen swing von uk garage, den interstellaren 1990er ambient-dub und den mystischen minimalismus der frühwerke von pinch. sie alle fügen sich zu einem grossen ganzen zusammen, dem stets ein schwergewichtiger alt-futuristischer dub-puls unterliegt. das album, eine begegnung zweier generationen, ist eine kollision zweier tektonischer platten der internationalen soundsystem-kultur, die post-punk, jungle, dubstep, allmächtigen reggae, techno, jamaica, ramsgate (ostengland) und bristol verbindet. die doppel-lp erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
label boss pinch joins forces with fellow darkside-soldier mumdance to produce tectonics first outing in 2014. the result of this collaboration is two solid 128bpm sound system crushing rhythms that occupy a unique world of their own. dark, heavy, energising and totally original sounds.
last year, adrian sherwood, artist, producer and founder of the legendary dub label on-u sound, and pinch, one of the freshest faces in dubstep and the man behind hits like qawwali, joined forces to reconstruct pieces of survival & resistance, sherwoods first album in 6 years. pinchs contribution to the recovery time ep proved so successful that it has now led to the pair cementing an equal partnership - a brand new project that brings two seminal producers operating within different orbits of the bass and dub scene together. the first fruits of this studio collaboration can be heard on the killer on-u sound vs. tectonic 12 inch, which pairs up bring me weed with the weed psychosis mix - a vital melding of their two styles and an intriguing preview of more to come. after a stunning debut show at sonar tokyo, sherwood & pinch appear at sonar barcelona 14 june, dour 20 july and neopop 10 august.
shoulda rolla is the product of an almighty collaboration between tectonic head honcho pinch and rinse fms very own tribal roller, roska. returning to the studio together as a follow up session to 2010s paranormal activity (as featured on tec048) the pair have come up with something that sounds both familiar and fresh in equal measures - revitalising many ghosts of grime and dubstep past with brain bending atmospherics, precision drum programming and a full enaging tribal momentum. flip then for the deadly asbestos which continues in the vibe of roskas recent tectonic output, blurry, spearhead & 480 bc. taking on his 140bpm stance, roska flips the dubstep / half-step script on its head - instead opting for rapid, meticulous drum programming and charging pace. packed with enough sub bass weight to shake a sound system to pieces and a demented mid range sound that emulates a enraged robotic elephant, asbestos is one for the deeper heads who like to move their feet.
dispatch already leading the pack nicely into early 2013 without any pause to stand still or catch a breath! straight off the back of the epic year opener, the *in from the wild* lp from long standing scene heavyweights survival and silent witness… dis064 follows straight up with 2 stone cold slabs of driving tech tinged dance floor devastation.
2 kings steps forward with a pair of fresh remixes from two of the scenes leading lights pinch and rsd.both adding there unique signature sounds to >love like< (taken from the henry and louis lp increments) but approached from different angles.
two collaborations between two highly respected producers. photeks >closer< marked the 50th release on pinchs tectonic last year, and some time in the studio together has produced these standout tracks. acid reign first appeared in january on pinchs fabriclive mix compilation, his dubplate version described by fact mag as >a slow-burning half-stepper with a twisted acid melody fighting for air in an oil spill, as claustrophobic as you like, basically<. m25fm appears on photeks instalment to the highly respected dj kicks compilation series, its another acid-tinged track, taking us into much deeper territory.
- send more cats, because we like them- must have been on the minds of less and phony pinch as they decided to remix two tracks by this band. performing an outstanding warm and likeable voice, lysann zander is the lead singer of send more cats and the dri
the two dubstep pioneers at the top of their game. the deadly concision, the rhythmic punch and dramatic timing, the spry, side-to-side detailing of a cavernous stage, the crisp-biscuit vocal sampling and middle eastern percussion — together, their sound signatures are not so much totalled as squared. truly an album, the music is multi-levelled — dark as anything at times, but engrossingly varied and emotionally shaded, always on the move.
large meets massive when pinch gears up to revisit photeks >closer<. in celebration of their 50th 12 inch vinyl release, tectonic is very proud to present a rare new outing from none other than the legendary photek. rupert parkes carved himself a solid reputation throughout the 90s for delivering precision drum work, clinical production values and consistently pushing boundaries in jungle and drum& bass. gracing tectonic with the soulful 120bpm >closer<, photek has turned a corner with his style and sound since the d&b days, keeping things fresh and upfront for this celebratory release. label boss pinch flips the vibe back to 140bpm dubstep territories with his flipside remix, keeping things rolling and soulful but also heavily laced with a characteristic brooding sense of menace. full picture sleeve for this one too, and the first 1000 copies off the press also come with free download code for digital versions of both tracks.
rob ellis, aka pinch is the owner of one of the original and highly influential dubstep labels tectonic who have signed, developed and released music from some of the scenes biggest acts such as joker, 2562, cyrus, digital mystikz, skream, jack sparrow and of course pinch. pinch is also founder of subloaded, bristols finest bass rave, who has recently celebrated their 6th birthday. this is pinchs first release on malas deep medi imprint and we feel its his best work to date, we are sure you will agree. >swish< has been played relentlessly by mala over the last year as well as a select lucky few able to get their hands on it such as skream, loefah, youngsta and v.i.v.e.k. >swish< is classic pinch, dark, moody and sparse, heavily influenced by techno, with a sub- bass and kick to destroy any bass bin, pure soundsystem music.>tunnel home< on the flip sees pinch in experimental mode switching up the tempo, 155. this still has the pinch trademark darkness and efxs but oozes a stealthily undercurrent and coldness with its complex drum programming and industrial approach, reminiscent of early photek output.
zweite single der wahlberlinerin inklusive fantastischem dubstep remix von pinch (tectonic)! auf double edge kollaborieren düstere soundscapes mit dubstep und techno einflüssen. wäre der perfekte soundtrack eines david lynch films gedreht im berliner berghain club!
with only one collaboration (alongside fellow dmz stalwart sgt pokes under the name asbo, also for tectonic) seeing light of day in the last three and a half years, it really has been a long time since dubstep pioneer and producer extraordinaire loefah ventured out on wax. responsible for originating the half-step beat in dubstep that came to dominate so much of the scene - with groundbreaking early titles such as horror show , system and ruffige - loefah s beats always had huge impact on the dancefloor as well as in the studios of other beat-makers, caught by the power of his sound. more recently he s become predominately focused on his genre challenging dj sets as well as running his hugely successful swamp 81 imprint, so this rare studio excursion with tectonic label boss pinch is a treat for all to behold. broken starts with a single delaying hat splash as swirling white noise rises from beneath with gale force strength. this relatively gentle moment is soon disturbed by the menacing sound of a tearing bass hit - a twisted sound layered in weighted sub power. tense pads with distorted edges add to the build before everything pulls out to silence allowing a perfectly timed drop. in comes the full weight of bass as a pounding 808-style rhythm drops - complete with head cracking snares and swung hats - as the main bass sound punches through, broken embarks on a master class in minimal effectiveness. an unmissable collaborative effort between two studio heavyweights, and just how dubstep is meant to sound. flip for an equally exciting joint effort from pinch and rising uk funky and rinse fm star roska. nominated by dj mag for the prized title of producer of the year in 2010, roska is known more for his 130bpm funky productions but this collaboration takes the tempo up to to 140bpm for an exercise in rhythmical maximality - a frantic but rolling conga workout session. meticulous drum programing is layered with dark reverbed sonics, spooky pads and a gut wrenching sub bass line guaranteed to cause stomach upset on the right systems. paranormal activity will summon the ancient spirits so be careful where you drop it. all told, this plate is an essential purchase for true fans of the original dubstep vibe.
the fruits of a techy stepping collaboration between tectonic don pinch and young belarussian producer pawel ambiont, making his debut here, provide both sides of this welcome one away special plate. originating at and shortly after a meeting in st petersburg, you could be forgiven for thinking that pinch has added cultural attache to his already considerable cv. >jelly bean< is a lustrous, luscious affair - heavily weighted low end offset with crystalline rave ready top end ambience. >poison/remedy< is built for dancehall detonation, a half-knotted-stepping intro builds with tension, as more propulsive stepping textures lunge through to fire up any soundsystem, big!
the third enliven music release is based on minimal techno and contains propelling sequences and nicely rolling basslines. the raum and opossum artist >sweetn.candy< added a remix and round down this debut of >phony pinch<. there is a further youngster of elm doing a remix of operator, called >peedge<, the studio and live partner of phony pinch
>this mix was the perfect chance to sit down with pinch & bring together a sonic which we both feel we have been working towards for a while, albeit from very different angles. in my opinion the dance music climate in the uk is enjoying a healthy & extremely interesting transitional period one which i would draw parallels to the 93/94 proto era when people were literally making up the rules as they went along. this mix is a ode to that time & our attempt at throwing some ideas out there, with the hope of sparking some imaginations & pushing things further forward< - mumdance
straight outta bristol kommt rob ellis aka pinch mit einem exzellenten dubstep-set aus stimmungsvollen, deepen melodien, energetischem dub-techno und aussergewöhnlichen bassstrukturen, die mit maximalem effekt gekonnt zusammengefügt wurden. die feine selektion aus einzigartigen kollabos mit shackleton, photek, quest & loefah, großartigen tunes von eqd (aka shed), emika & addison groove, sowie vocalsamples des bristoler mc jakes läutet verheissungsvoll das neue fabric-jahr ein!
the 1982 album re-released as vinyl in the original artwork! inchpincherswas recorded at the channel one studio with the roots radics as backing band and producer henry junjolawes with engineer soldgie (aka cedrica anthony hamilton) at the controls. the final mix was done at joe gibbs studio!
two great edits produced by rotterdams loud-e (who previously did an amazing edit release on magick edits & bear funk). this disco connaisseur is sharing some of his sickest and hottest edits, made out of several tracks which once were available as b-side, as obscure library album or just in very limited quantities. he is one of those young guys influenced by the scene around clone and cbs and dj’s such as i-f & baldelli. but now its his time to shine with some amazing edit work! hey mr dj!!! this song is just for you!
soul jazz records are releasing this new 10th anniversary 2017 edition of their classic album ‘dancehall – the rise of jamaican dancehall culture’. this long-out-of-print collection is now available as a triple-vinyl edition with download code included.
perc & truss’ statement of rave intent “leather & lace” returns when you least expected it, this time in the form of three new remixes from an all-star cast of producers. leading the charge are perc trax’s breakout starts of last year ghost in the machine who build upon their trademark kick drum volley with reese basslines, swearing pads and a stretched out arrangement that showcases all that they are capable of. flip it over and tectonic main man pinch takes a different approach with his uniquely bristolian take on techno, featuring everything from primitive computer bleeps to the kind of broken rhythms he and his label are known for. closing things off is the wildcard of the set as mumdance and logos step away from their weightless sound to serve up a tough, acid driven take that nods it’s head to the classic sounds of bonzai and eye-q.
sombra, the lisbon label founded by shcuro and peterr, is back with a fourth release to celebrate their fourth anniversary. this time, their sombre and atmospheric vision of techno finds expression through the work of 12 artists, from promising newcomers to established heroes, in a compilation called “4 anos”, available in tape and digital formats.
celebrating the 100th release on tectonic, the label turns to riko dan for 6 cuts of uncompromising vocal mayhem featuring rhythm tracks from joker, mumdance, walton, ziro and label boss pinch. * riko dan takes centre stage for this ep, bringing his characteristic lyrical style, bringing his dancehall and grime styles together across a serious of hard-hitting tectonic rhythms. * the whole ep has been mixed-down by joker for added sonic power. the 12 inch is cut onto 180g heavyweight vinyl, packaged in a matt-finish, printed sleeve. * tough beats. tough vocals. hard food ep. tectonic 100
the studio and label digital b of producer bobby digital dixon became the ruling production house in the musical revolution that swept through jamaica from the mid-80s onwards with a lethal selection of dancehall weapons and chartbusting reggae hits. x-tra wicked gathers many of his bestever productions from those heady times when specialist stores were awash with 7-inch singles, freshly arrived from jamaica, and reggae music was once more on the rise. this great double 2lp-set presents 24 selected tracks in a double wide vinyl jacket, with just the top hits from the two bobby digital reggae anthology releases, the 2cd+dvd set x-tra wicked and the 3cd-set of -serious times- and has liner notes written by reggae expert john masouri.
dys functional electronic music is a compilation release from repitch recordings, celebrating the label’s first five years. its ambivalent title aims to represent the sonic behaviour of its content, often deviating from norms or distancing itself from common club functionalism. for this release, the 3 repitch masterminds ascion, d. carbone and shapednoise are joined by a selection of the artists who contributed shaping the repitch sound throughout the years, along with guests that inspired them in this adventure. during the past 5 years the main focus of the label was to set up a platform for experimentations across the dancefloor canon, establishing a standout musical identity. a spirit that resonates within each artist’s personal approach: from ascion’s dark breakbeats to the exaltics and and’s acid frontalism, shapednoise’s brooding noise, sote’s fractured rave, d. carbone and gaja’s intrusions into melody, pinch and the zenker brothers’ dub-infused atmospherics, skudge’s love of gloom and nuel’s idm-ish minimalism
special triple pack for all you pour le merite lovers out there - contains three classic releases:
pour01: oddvar / marcus glahn - guilty / distant
pour04: pinch n peedge - underdog ep
pour06: suedmilch - two-sided ep
introducing the debut album from the sorcerers. recently championed by ethio-jazz legend mulatu astatke on his addis abbaba radio show, the sorcerers take influences from ethiopiques ethio-jazz as well as the soundtracks to the european horror films of the 60s and 70s and the british library music of the same era & blend them into one cohesive package.