dread recordings have remained on the forefront since they began releasing music in the early 90s. since then, both drum & bass and the imprint have moved from strength to strength, with dread staying true to the sound which remains a pinnacle of the genre’s roots. and alongside head honcho, ray keith, the british legend that played a pivotal part in the early jungle scene, their a&r skill has remained the same since their first signing. their subsequent lp ‘ray keith presents: margaman’ is a testament to this, rolling out a definitive part of the dread recording’s roster to bring this 2 track 12- sampler to the thirteen track album which once again puts their commitment to drum & bass on a podium.
for over two decades, dread recordings have time and time again maintained their seminal output with every release. managing to present a crossover of old school and more modern day techniques, they’ve given fresh life to the jungle riddims which made drum & bass so prominent during its inception. and for this subsequent release, label head honcho ray keith steps up to the plate, bringing with his a deliciously rolling selection of bass heavy proportions. with a massive back catalogue and an even more impressive roster, the figurehead’s addition goes on to expand the credibility heralded by both the artists and imprint. dread recordings continue to impress, with a history documented through their stellar releases.
dub plate dread is the new sister label to dread uk and will feature a series of new (and established) home grown artists, showcasing their up and coming talent.
the new label will show case a lot of new talent but for now ray keith kicks the label off with a big bang, watch out for new artists and cutting edge jungle/ drum and bass classics.
onster - this track is being played by the dread djs big bass line an anthem chords, i see the future - minimal roller with a haunting string hevey low bass tine, galaixian warrior - is for the dread fans this will destroy any dancefloor wordwide, tronik - supported by toddla t on radio 1 this choon is another anthem from the dread camp
drawing on the musical traditions of his native iran, hiatus acclaimed single gets a vinyl release. a record steeped in both melancholy and a stirring sense of hope. cinematic electronica spiked with samples and waves of long-forgotten memories awakening. hiatus draws on the traditions of persian music and mixes it up with the sampling culture we live in today. ray keiths mighty save yourself remix does what can only be described as the business.
ray keiths ufo imprint returns to bring you a killer slice of dubbed out terror. dubdread – warped offers up a 140 breaks influenced slammer, meantime flip to the b-side for the ray keith remix showcasing his trademark breaks and production skills reminiscent of the dark soldier days all brought nicely down to the 140 bpm area. huge 12 inch!
over 36 tracks in the mix across 2 cds, ray has handpicked a selection of dread recordings artists to feature on this album. tracks and exclusive vip remixes from ray keith, blade runner, margaman, mr explicit, serum & dark soldier plus many more.
this compilation has been mixed by ray keith to showcase the whole current dread recordings camp, and marks the labels 20th anniversary. featuring a mix of established as well as new singers, producers and artists, this is the best of the best all styles being represented . play it loud and enjoy the sound of dread recordings.
the long awaited part four album in the series of dub dread compilations is finally here. dread recordings the original blue print jungle drum and bass label host an array of dread artist showcasing 33 tracks mixed in a dub plate clash bladerunner and ray keith back 2 back the selectors playing two tracks each with ray keith kicking off the mix the album presents and introduces some new artist such as dubbist lionfire and savage rehab who all bring the dread sound as well as the dread family ray keith the dark soldier bladerunner mr explicit serum and renegade feat ray keith live. the tracks on this compilation are cutting edge jungle and drum and bass and is hosted by one of the scenes most prolific labels staying true to its sound and pioneering the way with artists such as bladerunner and serum and mr explicit lion fire who are now headliners across the globe world wide. with support from radio one djs and the mighty andy c friction kenny ken randal nicky blackmarket. dub dread 4 takes you on a journey showcasing the different styles of the dread family from musical dub rollers to anthems such as bladerunners next release on dread all for you. this album has bass and more bass and even more bass.
if you know sweat it out, you’d know it’s not too often we release full length albums. so with this in mind, we are extremely excited to announce our fifth ever (!) album release by international signing purple disco machine.
opening the year with massive remixes for jamiroquai and gorillaz, pdm dropped his first single in 2017, body funk, back in may. it went on to become the #1 most played track on bbc radio 1 that month and is currently still the second most shazam’d song in ibiza, second only to single #2 from the album, devil in me (feat. duane harden & joe killington).
the 13-track album is as diverse as they come, touching on traditional disco house, through to funk, soul, boogie, nu-disco and indie dance. it also features some jaw-dropping collaborators including, ceelo green, faithless, kool keith, duane harden, and baxter just to name a few…
the incredible doublepack with exclusive unreleased tracks by marcellus pittman rich white delano smith mike huckaby keith worthy malik olston and others all the artists are essential creators and perpetuators of the musical heritage of the motor city
lithe clarinet dances around tranquil piano, relaxed guitar decorates velvet synth textures and unhurried percussion makes an occasional appearance, as if to remind us that times still passing. growing beards more like, proper deep one. tip!
dialect & kosine are paying tribute to the original pioneers of dub & jungle music with this exclusive vip mix from dread recordings head honcho ray keith. got to be conscious is a melodic jungle track with solid musical foundations rooted deep within dub/reggae music, using ambient melodica undertones and incorporating ‘amen & think’ breaks, 808 sub bass & tight percussion patterns. both tracks are setting a new dimension to jungle music bringing it back to the original 90s jungle sound.
this limited edition 12 inch release has the full support from international djs & producers worldwide including: congo natty, bizzy b, aries, bladerunner, ray keith, remarc, serial killaz, epeak, tuffist, santy g, strangenotes, yardrock. truly one for all the conscious junglist worldwide.
IN THE DARK: DETROIT IS BACK (3X12 INCH GATEFOLD LP)
3x12" Vinyl US08.11.13
still music presents the second volume of the in the dark: detroit is back series showcases a wealth of the motor city taken including marcellus pittman, delano smith, rick white, amp fiddler and many more.
the sound of jamaica in the early sixties was bluebeat, dance music that >had a good beat and was bluesy<. the definition came from sigmund >siggy< jackson, the man who licensed the music from the islands record labels and brought it to london where emile e shalits melodisc records took it to the market.
the first release from renegade feat ray keith vs. tenor fly, phenomenon one the full vocal mix is supported by video promotion. ray keith has an 8 piece live band and 2 years of gigging under his belt this release being the first fruits of the project to come out as a physical release. this is a must for all junglist.
radio support from friction and chrissy chris and also the vocal original with the wide boys on kiss, giles peterson on bbc 6 the track is gaining momentum.
this compilation of 36 tracks comes in a limited run two volume double-vinyl super-loud super-heavy gatefold sleeve editions. compiled by stuart baker (soul jazz records) and sleevenotes biographies by jonny trunk (trunk records). tv sound and image features british composers who worked in television, film and music libraries the second half of the 20th century.
rude boys are synonymous with jamaican dancehall culture from the present day going back to the very early days of sir coxsone dodd and duke reids first sound-clashes in kingston. studio one rude boy features artists and songs about rude boys and rude boy culture from all periods of studio ones history. the album features ska, rocksteady, djs, roots and dub the album features classic tracks from jamaicas finest singers and groups such as the wailers, john holt, the wailing souls, dennis brown alongside super-rare tracks from artists such as mr foundation, dudley sibbley and the soul brothers all recorded under clement sir coxsone dodds supervision at the legendary recording studio and record label. musical backing comes from the legendary in-house bands û the skatalites, the sound dimension, soul vendors and soul defenders û who provide the classic studio one rhythms so influential in the history of reggae
parisian bump hopping electro synth magician debruit joins the civil music stable, bringing with him a chopped and screwed pedigree of two sensational eps on musique large. described as a holds barred assault through dark congolese sound systems, downtown l.a. block parties gone wrong, haze filled kingston recording studios and freaky tunisian backstreet souks, all powered by a fat hip hop engine - the heaviest wonky fusions heard this year, debriut has the press tripping over their thesauruses with his trademark synths pushing the boundaries with new techniques and analogue vibes. in a congolese basement bar down a paris side-street is where you ll normally find debruit dropping beats, and with his hip house alter ego keeclac remixing architeq, kotchy, meanest man contest and fischerspooner, the man is all set to dominate the summer airspace. on im goin wit you, debruits heavy wonky synth lead madness funks out on the west coast with guest vocals from sa ras om mas keith and jamie woon, with a production style awash in perfectly looping and wobbling freewheeling synthlines. angular beats chop and wild bass and left coast vibes spill over everywhere. blunted b boy keys, soulful vocal harmonies, killer hooks and candy floss raps make for a seductive and playful summer block party jam for the mind. meanwhile, on ?soles sweat?, west coast mcs cerebral vortex and buddy leezle (aka 215 the freshest kids) remind allcomers that hip hop is about partying, the ladies, and most of all having a dope sneaker collection. with smooth flows they low ride debruits spongey sub bass heavy wobble and lo slung beats and add that californian sunshine, plus 80s old skool electro hip house vibes with all the d?s on it from drexciya and dilla to sunny. supersensational limited edition with 3d artwork sleeve, glasses included
15 slices of late 60s & early 70s instrumental soul from the library of dewolfe music compiled by dj jason willett. hard hitting grooves & otherwordly funk from swinging london. featuring legendary composers: nick ingman, alan parker, keith papworth and many more. the de wolfe music library (a.k.a. music de wolfe) was started in 1909 by meyer de wolfe to provide musical scores for silent movies but as the decades passed, the library quickly established a reputation for production music for both tv and radio. in the 70s, de wolfe demonstrated their uniqueness from their rivals by employing a number of young and enthusiastic british...
paul woolford aka special request bleibt seinem typischen, sehr britischen rave-stil treu und liefert - nach releases auf namhaften labels wie planet e (carl craig), running back (gerd janson), xl recordings oder houndstooth - ein atemberaubendes fabric-set ab, das mit klassischem uk und detroit techno von richard d. james (caustic window, polygon window), cristian vogel und dj stingray beginnt, um sich im verlauf zu einer tour de force diverser schattierungen von jungle, drum & bass und noise zu entwickeln.
das englische drum & bass-label dance concept veröffentlicht das album -generation hyper-. dabei handelt es sich um ein tribut an den verstorbenen kult-mc stevie hyper d. mit an bord sind congo natty, serial killaz, heist, modified motion, nicky blackmarket, cabin fever uk, benny v, slipmatt, jaydan, ray keith, aries, nookie, liondub, dj phantasy, dj sly, kenny ken, sub zero, u.v.a.!