redeyes releases his third album broken soul last year julien‘redeyes salvi showed off his versatility on his blueprints ep. he now takes it one step further with the release of broken soul, his first full length project for the north quarter. through twelve sincere tracks, the toulouse-based artist showcases an action packed storyline co-starring some of the most sought-after vocalists in the game. not only do manchester legends drs and tyler daley make appearances, but there are also features by fresh nq signee abnormal sleepz, hmd, kinkai and juga-naut as well as ny underground hip hop phenomenon milano constantine. rap, soul and dusty jazz flavour is woven through diverse tracks in both tempo and intensity. the redeyes signature shines bright however, effortlessly capturing current aesthetics and eclecticism. this album shows a veteran artist comfortable in his craft and is not just at home on lenzmans imprint, it possibly signifies the quintessence of the north quarter philosophy. full soundclips available on release week
he blueprints ep marks the welcome return of the talented toulouse based producer redeyes. following a number of releases on seminal labels such as bingo, creative source, innerground and brownswood in the mid 2000s, redeyes then decided to take a step back from music production. now returning as a more complete and mature artist, his blueprints ep on lenzman’s the north quarter imprint sends an exciting message of where julien salvi stands in 2017. comprising of an ambitious nine tracks, redeyes’ blueprints ep showcases his exquisite musicianship and ability in the studio throughout each piece of music. in true north quarter style, he effortlessly breaks down the boundaries between drum & bass and hip hop, whilst fully maintaining the soulful and heartfelt aesthetic that he is known and revered for. the release sees him join forces with a plethora of exciting talent. ‘100 porsches to the stars’ brings him together with underground la rap hero hus kingpin for a lo-fi hip hop masterclass. he also collaborates with mancunian don black josh, children of zeus’ infamous tyler daley, north quarter chief lenzman, and many more.
following his previous release on im:ltd, pennygiles has kept himself mad busy over the past year both in and out the studio while pumping iron and shaping up for the worlds strongest man championship. in order the put all the odds in our corner, we took dutch shady trainer nymfo aboard to come up with a pumped up steroidal version of stories untold while the b side sees the return of the infamous french nutritionist redeyes sparring with the welsh ogre for a carb free dubby liquid track called wavering lines. in addition, our good doctors arkaik and robustus have cooked up the perfect complement shakes for our tight panted hero, proving, once again, im:ltds ability to come up with some of the juiciest drum & bass music around.
FUTURE RETRO REMASTERED EP (LENZMAN REMIX) (COLOURED VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl NL09.03.18
by popular demand future retro brings 4 of the most demanded remastered classics on 12” vinyl. now one of the real international superstars of drum & bass, netsky had one of his first releases on future retro. now remastered for 2018 this classic is sounding heavier than ever. bcee’s “glitter balls” still sounds as fresh as it did when it was originally released and this lenzman & redeyes remake is a match made in heaven. random movement & mutt round up this ep nicely with remastered versions of their tracks “ain’t going nowhere” and “the motions” which both ooze soul.
after six years with seminal label metalheadz, building his reputation through a steady output of soulful drum & bass, lenzman is about to embark on a new journey: launching his own label.
the north quarter, named after the neighbourhood where he grew up, will be an outlet for both his own productions as well as music by like minded individuals, who share a love and dedication for all things soulful. naturally its first release is a lenzman ep: ‘all for you’.
taking everything that has shaped him musically and has meant something to him over the years, lenzman is combining these ingredients to create something heartfelt. music with imperfections, born in heartache and pain, joy and laughter, a human celebration. something far beyond container concepts like ‘drum & bass’. a classic attitude shaped in 21st century interpretations, a beautiful struggle if you will. rather than offering a single track, the north quarter is about reaching deeper, allowing artists a more varied pallet and more freedom.
introducing the *integral select* lp – the highly anticipated, long-awaited compilation album from integral records set to catapult the well-respected label back to the forefront. set up in 2007 by influential, legends in the game, glenn herweijer and zula warner aka artificial intelligence, the 25-strong discography represents all styles of drum & bass music with that extra edge and a quality that resonates with the passionate pair. the label has been influential in breaking artists such as lenzman, alix perez, technimatic, survival and lomax, and the new album will celebrate these significant talents amongst a showcase of integrals new recruits. reinvigorating integral classics from the archives, the lp vinyl edition will feature the cream of the crop in the form of three fresh remixes alongside a brand new dancefloor smasher from survival and scripts new duo project, scar. the double vinyl includes a cd-copy of the 13-track sampler.
ever since goldie and his contemporaries helped to shape and form drum & bass into a globally recognised genre of music there have been constant detractions claiming that the style has run out of steam and its all been done before. however, each time d&b feels stagnant and outdated, an artist always pops up with a completely fresh take on the formula, something invigorating and surprising (think high contrast in 2001).
one listen to this single on metalheadz premiere platinum imprint and you may just be convinced that wouldnt be too high praise to lie at sinistarrs door. uniting interesting sounds, a production style that just flows with an audible sense of class and an attitude to drum & bass that escapes the constant flow of dancefloor bangers, sinistarr has crafted a two-track masterpiece from the comfort of his studio.
spearhead records is one of the most respected and loved labels in the scene, not only because of the quality of the music that is released but because everyone loves and respects the label owner, bcee. this mix cd has not been manufactured to make the label money, its been complied to support a charity in ibiza called 24-7 and all profit are going to them.