narratives music returns with release number five and with it a special collaborative single that brings some of drum & bass biggest names together to create one of the most highly anticipated releases of the year so far. with album projects on exit records and non plus respectively, loxy, resound & asc have been pushing their uncompromising sounds for years via some of the scenes freshest and most forward thinking labels. this coming together with label owners blocks & escher has forged two highly contrasting but intrinsically linked tracks. dj support includes: goldie, friction, loxy, dbridge.
the courage / bravery virtue of the bushido is represented firstly by metalheadz, renegade hardware, exit, & cylon recording artists loxy & resound. following their >league of shadows< single for samurai these 2 giants of the deep and tribal come with a totally different approach on tropopause. effortlessly funky with shades of the golden years of drum and bass, >tropopause< rolls and rolls with a flexed out b line and perfect percussion. newcomer overlook takes control on the flipside, stepping in with subtle menace, and winding the tune out until it unravels itself to become a rollicking, tribal infused slab of aural delight. in the bushido code, courage or yuki means that you posses the courage or the bravery to accept life and the challenges that can come with it, but with a resolute and moral mind.
limited red coloured vinyl pressing. we welcome loxy & resound to samurai music. loxy is one of the true innovators of drum and bass. a man with many years of experience in music production, djing, and indeed being a vital member of the drum & bass movement since its inception. combine this with the talents of fellow veteran of the scene and production sensai resound, and the result is an overflowing supply of knowledge and skill ground together into a potent and unique future vision. their single for samurai music displays two very different styles, again an indicator of the depth of this duos ability. the list of labels loxy & resound have released with is long and impressive, including crucial names like metalheadz, renegade hardware, and more recently exit records who released their ground breaking >burning shadows< lp in 2011. we are proud to now be added to that list.
londons loxy and finlands resound have always been known for their ragga-tinged, hardhittingsound, where each beat slams through with an untouchable technical precision. the two producers have been combining forces for the last three years – including their 2009 anthem >green destiny / storyboard< (digital soundboy), remixes for kryptic minds, additions to renegade hardware compilations, last years >no money – deadly venom / driving force< (def recordings), and their contribution to exit records >mosaic: volume one< (vertigo) earlier this year. but the duos long-awaited debut long player marks their first collaboration that has absolutely no boundaries: as experimental and creative as it gets. true to form, as most exit records releases go, >burning shadows< sees both producers finding their stride, and treading into surprising new sonic territories from a few different directions. taking the energy and force of early tech-heavy drum & bass, loxy & resound bring the genre into a sound that is uniquely their own.
londons loxy and finlands resound have always been known for their ragga-tinged, hardhitting sound, where each beat slams through with an untouchable technical precision. the two producers have been combining forces for the last three years – including their 2009 anthem >green destiny / storyboard< (digital soundboy), remixes for kryptic minds, additions to renegade hardware compilations, last years >no money – deadly venom/driving force< (def recordings), and their contribution to exit records >mosaic: volume one< (vertigo) earlier this year. but the duos long-awaited debut long player marks their first collaboration that has absolutely no boundaries: as experimental and creative as it gets. true to form, as most exit records releases go, >burning shadows< sees both producers finding their stride, and treading into surprising new sonic territories from a few different directions. taking the energy and force of early tech-heavy drum & bass, loxy & resound bring the genre into a sound that is uniquely their own.
translation recordings is proud to unveil the first pairing of tunes from debut lp/compilation >without borders<. rinsed by djs to include grooverider, anile, sinistarr, and stunna, >denile< is a collaboration between canada-based artists grimm & nusense. the duo deliver a stripped-back and cavernous steppa, with deep low-end rumble, acid squelches, and reverberated dubstyle chords.
thomas bronzwaer has literally exploded on to the scene over the last years. at only 22 he has produced a staggering number of high quality anthems! his production skills are unprecedented. his sound is as fresh and energetic as it is varied. thomas is one of those young dutch producers you hear about. he became interested in dance music around the age of 13. early inspirations were the soundtracks to the wipeout series on the playstation, featuring artists like paul van dyk, sasha, the chemical brothers, fsol and the prodigy. championed by a host of top flight djs including paul van dyk and arminvan buuren, thomas lit the touch paper for the hardtrance explosion. his style ranges from blistering hard trance to full on epic trance anthems. thomas bronzwaers tune resound is gorgeous and lively, a tune to fall in love with. the reaves & ahorn remix adds lushness to the break and doesnt miss a production trick in building the tension for the climatic 2nd act. you better check it out!
its been a long time coming but loxy and resounds debut album -burning shadows- has finally arrived on dbridges exit imprint and its a ragga infused tech drum n bass belter. the albums 13 tracks feature eerie sci-fi style atmospheric soundscapes with plenty of menacing dub bass and sparse d n b percussion. stand out tracks are -sin city- with its fear inducing acidic bass line and half time feel (think of it as the perfect music for the chase scene from ridley scotts -alien-), and -conqueror x- with its deep dark repetitive bass line.
moresounds has such a legit and individual quality to his music. it has humour and light heartedness but will also destroy a dance-floor in true sound clash style. so when he casually sent fracture the warriah vip he knew he had to do something with it. it was a perfect fit for the astrophonica apha ltd series, moresounds’ individual style and individually hand screen printed sleeves. warriah vip sees moresounds aka germain bigou revisit his scorcher from 2017’s gradients compilation. pure sound killer material straight from moresounds parisienne lab. the breaks have been smashed and the clash samples have been dubbed out in that unmistakable analogue heavy style. released on limited edition single sided 10inch vinyl with hand screen printed dual colour (black & white) 3mm spined reverse board matte sleeves + black paper inners.
cute swedish pop from 1984. a gothenburg secret. passed from music for dreams kenneth bager to cantomas phil mison to rogue cat sounds dean and ben. pop that rocks a cool, faux-reggae lilt with bluesman licks and harmonica hooks. cute like other sought after rogue cat favourites. terry crawford s gunfighter. or romie singh sdancing to forget. martin caine s snowbird city. its lyrics asupercalifragilisticexpialidocious-like nursery rhyme front, framing bad girl playground reminiscences.
ras g and moresounds explore the outer reaches of sound system culture for dub-stuy’s new collaborative series of eps. brooklyn-based label dub-stuy kicks off 2018 with the inaugural release of a new ep series dedicated to unearthing and celebrating the outer reaches of sound system culture. taking its cue from the classic dub releases where two producers would face off with their own versions, dub-stuy’s meets series brings together artists who have a clear dub influence but do not operate solely within the sphere of the dub and reggae world. the first such meeting is between los angeles beat supremo ras g (brainfeeder, stones throw) and paris junglistic dub scientist moresounds (cosmic bridge, astrophonica).
french producer moresounds makes a welcome return to cosmic bridge five years after his debut. the paris-based dub scientist was one of the first artist om unit picked for the label and the co-sign helped launch his career, which has since included contributions to astrophonica, doc scotts 31 records, and remixes for machinedrum as well as a growing touring schedule that saw him take his unique live show to asia and america in 2016
KYPOLI (MORESOUNDS & THOMAS WHITE REMIXES)(10 INCH)
10" Vinyl UK18.11.16
taken from the acclaimed -migration- album, -kypoli- sees poirier sharing production duties with fellow ninja tune alumni and hot property machinedrum. taking vocal samples from aleisha lee (co-writer of tinie tempah s recent smash -girls like- amongst others) and twisting, chopping and manipulating them into a completely new composition, the pair create a brooding post-dancehall/soul fusion, gaining the perfect balance between ethereal beauty and heavy dancefloor menace. bukem-esque pads and deep dub elegance give way to pounding kicks and floating harmonies, relentlessly building a wall of sonic beauty. remixes come from france s dub mad scientist moresounds, who ups the jungle influence with a classic reese-style bassline and signature rolling snare chops, whilst retaining the balance between dark & light and montreal-based newcomer thomas white who flips the vibe completely for a slo-mo soulection style builder.
moresounds has left the training camp and is now at the controls of his own craft. a dub fanatic, he stays true to the techniques of king tubby, and from behind his desk sends dancefloors crazy with pinches of hip-hop and jungle in his authentic and energetic live show. this approach caught the attention of om units cosmic bridge label in 2012 before his debut ep on astrophonica in 2013. since then his music has appeared on doc scotts 31 recordings and has added trademark cosmic dub seasoning to machinedrums vapor city project. an impressive start to his career, echoed in fact magazines inclusion of the producer as one to watch in 2015.
king tubbys pioneering use of the studio as an instrument in the 1970s gave us dub: a music, culture and aesthetic that in the past 30 years has permeated the entirety of modern music from hip hop to pop, jungle to techno. in 2013 tubbys shadow looms larger than ever over the shoulders of modern musicians, in their studios and on the stage.paris-based moresounds is a proud student of tubby, a man who found his artistic voice not only in the echoes of the kingston pioneers legacy but also the grooves of hip hop and the psychedelia of rave and dance music. moresounds music is that rare thing: a real synthesis of dub and dance music aesthetics, pulling from the enduring, mutating dna strands of each to create something that is beyond a mere mixture of styles.
release no. 4 on the limited label is done by the two german djs tensor& re-direction. both are resident djs in the well-known cosmo club in oberhausen and already played on big hardcore partys like army of hardcore, earthquake, hardcore warriors, pussy motherfuckers and many more. besides that, tensor has been working for the important records recordstore and online-shop for more than 10 years and now moved to the label management.
the ep offers the two completely different tracks >fear<, a melodic mainstream slammer (with mc vocals by mc axys and a great remix by their friend thorax, still known from his release on important hardcore limited) and the hard, straight in ya face track >hate<, with a stunning remix by megarave artist squaresoundz.
WELCOME TO PARADISE (ITALIAN DREAM HOUSE 90-94) - VOL. 3 (2X12 INCH)
2x12" Vinyl NL01.06.18
safe trip is taking one final deep dive into the warm waters of italian dream house with welcome to paradise volume 3, the concluding chapter in the label’s journey through the previously overlooked world of one of dance music’s most vibrant and influential underground movements. . while the influence of dream house continues to echo through the ages, the style was at its peak between 1989 and ’94, when producers across italy delivered a high volume of loved-up, wavy and occasionally blissful productions that fused contemporary deep house tropes – most notably from chicago, new york and new jersey – with elements borrowed from ambient, jazz and balearica.
for its first vinyl album cosmic bridge celebrates the diversity and strength of its international roster with a selection of 12 tracks from the celebrated cosmology digital compilation series, which earned a dj mag compilation of the year shortlist in 2014.
the next single from dub-stuy records marks a return to conscious messages and uplifting vibrations with an international collaboration between american producer bukkha and brazilian vocalist junior dread alongside a remix from paris’ moresounds. ‘guns n fiyah’ speaks to the ills of the world and the growing cries for justice emanating from the streets of america, syria, and brazil.
solid red 12 vinyl comes accompanied with a download code.
a man who guested on many a critical release finally brings his very own ep with the hugeproduction backing of gorgon sound, sam binga, hyroglifics and moresounds. an onslaught of halftime bassline, dancehall and electronic twists in one ep ready to floor the room!
its always been tricky predicting what firecracker recordings will release next, though few would have expected an ep of freestyle, darkside drum machine jazz and percussive drone from berceuse heroique, nous and bedouin regular healing force project. sounding like early 23 skidoo replayed on drum machines and samplers, theres much to admire about the hectic rhythms, foreboding textures and dusty samples at the heart of gravitational lensing. its unclassifiable and completely out there, paranoid, dense and intense, with the fizzing drums, mangled horns and metallic percussion hits of random walks just edging out the experimental jungle-jazz madness of apophenia in the top tracks stakes.
welcome to the not your idol ep from renegade hardware. four brand new pieces of music to take you inside the mind of the label, and of the producers. the sonic theme on which the tracks are based focuses around the classic drum & bass sound, but with a contemporary edge. take a look at the releases artwork, with its echoes of the early-2000s style, and you’ll know what we mean. the vibes inside the tunes hark back to the classic period as well, with the artists showing off their experience and knowledge of the music.
limited white label 10 inch.
the wait is over - pb4 is here. perhaps one of the most revered album series in drum & bass is back with a vengeance, and some are saying it maybe the best yet. this 2 of 2 sampler for platinum breakz is a dancefloor led affair for djs and dancers alike, but after you begin unwrapping the layers there is altogether different beast at hand.
horo was a cloak attached to the back of armour worn by elite samurai messengers in wartime. capturing an elite tsukai-ban messenger wearing a horo was a coveted prize and in much the same way, a release on horo is a prize, a reward for artists willing to experiment, take risks and truly progress. this has been demonstrated by the fact we now have artists writing music specifically for the horo series.
across the length and breadth of the albums 28‐,,,track span, mosaic vol.2 is the second chapter of label boss dbridges mission statement to marry disparate sounds on a mixed‐,,,artist album whilst triumphantly steering clear of convolution. the albums roll call lists luminaries emanating from all spheres of electronic music ‐,,, ranging from us footwork impresario and frequent jimmy edgar collaborator machinedrum, who chimes in with a soulful synth‐,,,heavy jam on *the palace* to the increasingly potent combination of om unit & sam binga with the pair continuing in their rich vein of form on the label and wistfully amalgamating influences from jungle, dubstep and funk on album highlight *triffidz*.
adventures is the debut full-length album by french producer dandy teru. his opus is chock-full of notable guest vocalists and mcs and also includes remixes by tall black guy, belgian production duo monkey robot and his partner-in-crime quiet dawn.
die musik ist eindeutig an den heavy-jam krautrock der fruehen 70er angelehnt, ueberwiegend episch, spielfreudig und angeheizt von treibenden vintage-fuzz/wahwah-gitarrenriffs und einer massiv marschierenden rhythmussektion. ihre psychedelischen improvisationen von teils weit über zehn minuten lassen auf geschmackvolle art ebenso platz für experimentelle passagen in denen sphaerische orgel / sax / gitarren soundeffekte dominieren, um intensive, originelle und facettenreiche klangbilder zu erzeugen. hier erscheint nun erstmalig das komplette neu zusammengestellte material von spaceship landing inklusive drei bonus tracks mit einer laufzeit von 79.5 min, welches auf authentische art, rein analog produziert und re-mastered wurde.
translation recordings is proud to unveil its summer 2012 project capturing all moods sublime with the universal grooves lp. a limited press on transparent blue vinyl, this special edition 12inch showcases a diverse sampling of translations full album that will not disappoint. the a-side brings the thunder showcasing the heavy hitting, rolling and dubby sounds of loxy and resounds civil war and theorys calculated genius behind the ragga and amen tear-out, final confrontation.flip to a switch in vibe as dbr drops the bass-heavy, modern-steppin stress levels back to back ascs eclectic deep-space remix of mindmappers epic and cinematic orbital orchestra, out now on the without borders lp.the full fourteen track cd version of universal grooves lp is bundled with each 12inch, featuring an array of tracks from a spectrum of talent across the map including anile (uk), dlvry (uk), flatliners (turkey), furi anga (finland), lm1 (uk), loxy (uk), mortem (poland), nuage (russia), and resound (finland). a seamless story of the dog days of summer, the universal grooves lp is a refreshing treat for any medium of sound.
the original horsemen concept was initially conceived by 4 minds coming together through one unifying vision. those minds were of: ink, loxy, keaton and dylan. carving out their own unique take on drum & bass. fusing together specific elements that would form the fundamental cornerstones of the horsemen sound: raw original sampled breaks, heavy sub bass and dub elements.
this style and concept has since seeped into the consciousness of a new wave of producers across the globe and has influenced and evolved into the sonics presented here on this album. ink and loxy in conjunction with renegade hardware are proud to present: horsementality ...
dj support: ink, loxy, cern, marky, alix perez, spy, btk, optiv, sabre, bailey (1xtra) , flight (rinse fm) + many more.
continuing into 2011 the way they left off 2010, mainframe have yet another huge drum & bass rollercoaster of a release to unleash in the form of the >outcast< ep. four heavy-hitting tracks from some of the scenes finest producers are what await eager listeners on this one. this is yet another unmissable release from mainframe, a label set to achieve even more this year than they did in 2010.
this format is 4x12inch vinyl & 2 x cd packaged together in a gatefold sleeve shrink wrapped. as normal with exit records, theres no prejudice in the track selection. well known producers such as skream, instra:mental, scuba and commix rub shoulders with some inspiring new talents such as indigo, synkro, mode and code 3. the theme of the album is quality timeless music, whether it be a dancefloor killer such as systems >observation point< or loxy & resounds >vertigo< through to the tangerine dreamlike sounds of croms >invisible cities< or strays >pushed<. this album truly represents the more experimental side of drum n bass, as opposed to the crash bang wallop that seems to be the only side of drum n bass portrayed by the mainstream media today. hopefully this album will manage to reach the people that thought this forward thinking music was left behind in the nineties, to let them know that its still alive and well, and still capable of throwing up some surprising and unpredictable results.
busy: long time collaborator with mono/poly (brainfeeder/faces), producer of the highly limited >raid< 7 inches (circulations) and a highlight of the recent beat dimensions ii compilation - here with his first full solo ep >moths<. intergalactic beat tracks. sharp on the edits. great to have circulations on board.. tidy!