nubian quadrant ep sees dutch producer philou reaching for that sweet spot between afro and electro to produce three pulsing new tracks for byrd out. as philou says, -all good music ultimately comes from africa-, and true to his african roots, the ep was part recorded in malawi. with his tracks being picked up by the likes of erol alkan and eats everything, this ep is sure to provide the rhythmic backdrop to the summer. if you imagine the driving force of fela kuti matched with the acid sqwelch of phuture, you re part of the way there. it s dancefloor sunshine on vinyl. mastered by the legendary noel summerville, artwork by g.s-l studio.
delivering some fresh flavours from the west coast, we welcome seattle’s finest quadrant & iris back to dispatch, with the “calculated risk ep”. showcasing some exceptional us talents, additional production comes from seattle neighbours dstruct and kid hops, plus a debut from san francisco’s own jamal. the “calculated risk ep” is meticulously constructed but shrewdly balanced, as quadrant & iris bring hard hitting technicality, crafted with composed progression. dauntless & ant tc1 also join forces on opposite sides of the globe for the superb remix of “microsleep”, naturally closing an ep which demonstrates the shared passion and direction amongst quadrant, iris, their closest friends and dispatch today.
the cosmic perspective lands on eternal friction records for the labels second output. dark quadrant takes you once more on a journey into space. further exploring the boundaries of the techno landscape. drifting down ever deeper into the incomprehensible vastness of the universe.
the second release from the mysterious ‘edits from’ series. tripped out west african inspired jams to freak you out. the first release from an artist only known as ‘junior’ was an instant sell out, now commanding silly prices on the 2nd hand market. limited promotional pressing no sleeve no repress
all rise for the northwest american trifecta that is husband and wife duo quadrant & iris and their playmate kid hops. after the success of their first commercial suicide single “spinout” label boss klute asked the guys to commit to a full album and this sampler is your first taste of the forthcoming lp “206”.
seattle based quadrant sets the bar high with his first dispatch ep, entitled *the microsleep ep*, otherwise known as *microsleep* for short. collaborating with different artists on each track, a distinctive quadrant signature groove strikes the lower frequencies throughout the ep. with fellow collaborators iris, kid hops & cease all bringing their own specialist touches to the mix, the ep resembles a mixing flask from a meddling scientist, collating individual resources and including all the intricate details and calculations to create a lethal strain at 170bpm and up!
introducing the caplans aka quadrant & iris, from seattle, washington, usa. with a heavy heavy output forthcoming on d&b heavy weight imprints like metalheadz, dispatch & c.i.a. quadrant and his beautiful life partner iris turn their craft towards commercial suicide with a superb trio of heartfelt beating tunes.
pressing on crystal-clear vinyl.
awakening from its long hibernation, the italian imprint avantgarde records fathered by dabs and grotesque creeps up back in the scene with quite a profound release under its belt. dabs works his production technique on the remix for eastcolors tune i dont know why adding a stellar structure and evolutionay production on the a side
an all star disturbed release coming your way. speedway and build for war are two dancefloor smashers with that significant disturbed sound. allied has delivered an immense remix on the b side. a record to play peaktime.
hybrid minds represent a new musical force, with their melodic, soulful drum and bass already making waves. a synergy between influences including trip-hip, acoustic, soul and rnb, hybrid minds, consisting of sensa, haste and grimm, draw on a myriad of influences to produce the smooth sound they are known for. quadrant is best known for the hardware release manipulated living on the carpe diem lp, a track that hasnt left many djs crates since. since then, their output has been slow but steady, and they have amassed a highly respected slew of appearances on triple vision labels citrus and fokuz, showcasing their equal proclivities for dancefloor impact and melodic beauty.2011 represented a remarkable push forward for quadrant, the volume of their output has greatly increased, but like a fine wine, the years have only sharpened their ear for quality and detail. several new solo tunes in the pipeline, and worldwide dj support spanning the gamut from goldie to state of mind, are serving to make this an exciting time for quadrant, their music, and their loyal fans.
the a1 holds the subsonik remix of the black sun empire classic crash bunny on citrus024. subsonik understands the sound of the original perfectly well and turns the neuro tech-step roller into an epic work, completely with new arranged intro with an emotional twist and big neuro dnb basslines. rrrrolling! on the flip we find the subsonik remix of citrus favourite >rage and rapture< by quadrant which featured on citrus029. after the already well received remix by >state of mind< on the quadrant ep we now have another addition to the series. subsonik builds a great epic intro for the track with a half step rhythm to gets the crowd screaming for more. once the beat drops in you will understand why. massive tunes!
some producers are just so underrated that it makes you sick. quadrant is a formation thats been around since 2005 and has released tracks on prestigious labels like renegade hardware, citrus, fokuz to name a few. the quality of their output is extraordinarily crisp and original that its hard not to notice them, this dermaphoria ep is exactly that. and as allways this quadrant release comes with a sexy cover by designer mesk.
full artwork sleeves. electronic / dubstep label kinnego records started by boxcutter out of northern ireland is back! after the success of the first release (by boxcutter himself) he introduces the masses to a producer named space dimension controller... the techno funk alias of 19 year old jack hamill. following on perfectly from boxcutter and kinnego fluxs a familiar sound on kgo001, it features 2 tracks of deep, loved up electro. equally inspired by both the tape warped soundtrack to garth merenghis darkplace and early aphex twin, jacks all analogue production gives his tracks a timeless sound thats a mile away from contemporary electro and house. the beats are low slung and funky, and the melodies are addictive and show a natural flair. on the love quadrant, a girl / boy vocal exchange sets the scene while the track builds momentum, before the whole thing spaces off on a sweet minimoog solo. on the flip, electropod 250 collision has a deep 808 pulse and flanged bass, topped off with detroit inspired melodies and blurred out reverbs.
rennie foster delivers a dynamic, high tech, knock out for the long anticipated return of xplor music. three detroit influenced techno tracks in his typical style. >monochasm< was previously released on soiree records !!
(limited edition vinyl, 150 copies) second installment from belgian electro-label zwaartekracht, once again assembling a dream-team of international producers to bring together this extraordinary selection of dancefloor tracks with dark sci-fi moods, dynamically mastered by karel de backer to keep those subs moving like they should.
first release of lost tapes series coming from italian rave 90s scene produced by filippo pippo ranzani, one of the historical djs of the infamous acid drop department sound system. rave on! comes with original shooting and flyers of the era!
“temple of noize” is released as a limited edition cassette and digital download. the soundscape, formed over 11 tracks features harsh electronic noise coupled with lush granular synthesis and classical compositional techniques. fabio martinelli, hailing from ferarra in italy’s emilia-romagna region has created a piece that flows seamlessly in and out of sleepy melodies and broken drones.
taylor freels has built quite a strong catalog over the years. his work under his urulu moniker, is widely regarded as top quality deep house and the banshee ep continues in this fashion. the title track has a dreamlike atmosphere to it. the banshee is a work that will strike a chord with lovers of the ocean-influenced sounds and hazy atmospheres. a strong presence of strings and dubby sounds, create a certain laidback mood that is perfect for sun drenched days in the park. chicagoan producer garrett david builds on the hazy atmospheres of the original, while adding some melodic elements to his remix of the banshee where he cleverly shifts between scales and different moods.
quadrant beat is a warm track that is built around warm chords and fashionable drum sounds. again, urulu makes sure to weave some outgoing dub elements into this b-side opening track. romance track is most likely one of the berlin based producer’s most melodic works to date. beautifully executed piano hits flow together seemingly easy over a sturdy rhythm that serves as the track’s backbone. the banshee ep is a work of lush deep house and an excellent addition to both urulu’s repertoire and the saft label catalog.
dlr needs little introduction, his name has become synonymous with underground drum & bass and from the beginning hes stayed true to his roots – hes never watered down his sound for a more commercial appeal. this stance has seen dlr rise to notoriety, even after his very first output. and following his releases on metalheadz, dispatch, utopia, shogun audio and breaks prolific symmetry imprint, hes embarked on a journey which will now see him set up his own imprint sofa sound, continuing the ethos which has made him so revered.
the first track sees villem step up to remix false alarm by total science, quadrant & iris. flexing his technical prowess with this chest-shattering offering, villem teases sonorous atmospherics around sharp percussive hits, building to a medley of full impact subsonic weight and aggressive drum patterns that cut right through the mix. for his debut appearance on the label, critical impact teams up with vocal powerhouse jakes to deliver geeks and geez. critical impact combines deep, rumbling subs and resonant mid tones which go hand-in-hand with jakes raw vocal energy and no-nonsense lyricism, making this a sure-fire dancefloor heavy hitter for the masses. for the third track, total science drop what i need , a beautifully crafted composition filled with tranquil pads and articulate rolling drums serving as a solid backbone. reversed atmospherics and glistening pianos swell in and out of the track with a deep, warm sub to bring it all together. finally, arcatype s cascade is an immersive roller bursting with ethereal tones and snappy percussions, taking you on a journey of rolled out sub lines and mid-range stabs washed with subtle reverb and delay. classified v3 delivers an across-the-board, cutting-edge offering of their signature d&b blend. combining the raw energy of false alarm and geeks and geez alongside the deep overtones of what i need and cascade classified v3 is solid proof that c.i.a are always at the top of their game, rolling strong since 1996 with no sign of turning back.
dutch jungle loons fff and coco bryce team up once again for another amen excursion on myor massiv. space is the place on this 12inch, with both jams featuring a short documentary s worth of chatter about giant planets, failed stars and opposing quadrants. whereas fff takes a rather intricate and, dare i say it, intelligent approach on the a-side, coco bryce s more massiv goes straight for the throat, with amen chops and a double tempo pulse bassline being dropped mere seconds after take off.
the first instalment on dutch label talaman. newcomer and label owner sota shows his class by delivering a varied ep containing everything from sturdy house groovers to layered atmospheres. substance , access and quadrant cover the more dance-floor focused part of the ep, but make sure to listen to closer as well, the space-minded track built around dreamy melodies and low-slung percussion.
“city stellar” by yan kaylen is our first artist ep release following up to our debut va album “setting forth” released in the fall 2015.
already support by : asc (perc trax, nonplus+, auxiliary), positive centre (stroboscopic artefact, our circula sound), cio d’or (prologue, semantica), naibu (horizons, soul:r), youngsta (tempa), moresounds (cosmic bridge, ninja tune)…
as hospital record’s hits its 20th year it’s time to revive ‘the future sound of series!
with drum & bass standing strong as an internationally celebrated genre and the hospitality usa tours becoming an annual success, the purple gates have been flooded with music from la to seattle, atlanta to arizona and it’s not just the location that’s stretched, the diversity of sound reaches far in every direction. in ‘the future sound of america’ get to know the talented team of producers that are waving the d+b flag high and accelerating the sounds of the us underground.
this november, dispatch recordings begins its next chapter as the highly anticipated transit 2 compilation album is released. label manager ant tc1 has assembled an exclusive selection of cuts from both the labels established artists and some extremely talented choice newcomers. the sampler we are presenting here offers a taster of what you should expect from the full album.
streaking through the ether at twice the speed of sound, mr 8040 is on a date with destiny. he is heading for mikrosector-50, his home planet, but things are not going as smoothly as planned. en route he finds himself in sticky situations, cosmic encounters that trigger flashbacks to a different time and place. will he ever make it home? and who – or what – is he running from?
this, more or less, is the narrative thrust of jack hamills debut album as space dimension controller. welcome to mickrosektor-50 is a swashbuckling sci-fi odyssey that unfolds like some long-lost star wars episode scripted by philip k dick and scored by tangerine dream. the record is fantasy in its purest form: a futuristic boys own adventure concocted in a belfast bedroom, it is the sum of jacks musical influences distilled into 68 minutes of unalloyed electronic pleasure.