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.
solar phenomena keeps up a busy schedule with the third ep of 2018. this one comes from cult uk artist duckett whose past collaborations include tom demac, grimes adhesif and leif. recently he has served up solo eps for labels like galdoors, untilmyheartstops and wisdom teeth. mixing up elements of idm, techno and ambient, he is a sculptor of timeless tracks that come from another world.
* friske joins the dust audio revolution in the form of the destruction ep . the assassin comes with 3 tracks of pure undiluted drum & bass cuts. fresh of the back of his critically acclaimed metalheadz ep he doesn’t slow down with the clinical drums and unrelenting bass… seek this out now, if not it will defiantly search you out, lock on to its target and cause destruction. * the ep’s title track “destruction” rolls from start to finish with clever intricate bass play that sneaks, weaves and hisses like a cobra snake. the almighty drop hits you and the vocal snippet “destruction” aptly describes what this killer is going to do on many a dancefloor, this rib cage rattler is designed to sit in any dj’s selection who wants to boost intensity and create a certain mood. * on the flip friske drops “artikal” into the equation. this vibing half stepping chunk of goodness has all the classic friske trademarks, atmospheric intro, little vocal’s that have been twisted into different territories. the bass and mid ranges juxtaposition for space but work in tandem for the common good.
our canadian brother is popping his lph cherry with risk the rip, a four-track journey through the bouncy, beachy, wavy house boogies the guy s become notorious for. club jams at heart that have been wrapped up in gooey layers of laid-back, ethereal pads and tied off with smatterings of punchy percussion. a soundtrack for at-home relaxation masquerading as nightclub fodder or vice versa!
180gr bone white vinyl in gatefold sleeve + download code.
slow lingering compositions that require patience and submission, subsequently followed by a deep catharsis. little is known about briqueville, it’s one of the best kept secrets in the belgian metal scene. shrouded in mystery and anonymity, their dark and pure aesthetics creates evenness and prevents a cult of personality.
the kabalion ministry is pleased to present yet another elixir crafted by danish producer periskop.
recorded nearly ten years ago (during the fall of 2006), thrust consist of four deep thrusting techno tracks, each being a remix of the previous one. they share a common bass sound as baseline and a high tempo of 140 beats per minute throughout.
pressed at 45 rpm on 180 gram vinyl.
early support from kwartz, yuka, antonio de angelis, gianluca meloni, iori, jonas kopp, sam kdc and luigi tozzi to name a few.
limited copies - supported by: mr. g, d’julz, norm talley, eddie richards and many more! jorge savoretti delivers an array of intuitive cuts in his debut album triskelion this summer, the first album to land on his vinyl label savor music. born and raised in argentina, savoretti began djing at a young age and quickly picked up an accomplished residency at el sotano as a teenager. before long savoretti got involved in the studio, dropping his debut release frozen on argentine label igloo to inaugurate a discography now boasting oslo, drumma, esperanza, lawlers viva music and hawtins m- nus.
crafted between the years 2000-2008, *immerse* is a massive selection of some of the finest deep pulsating dark ambient tracks that we have ever heard. together they create a journey through depth and darkness with a gripping emotional hook that almost stand unprecedented.
117 presents forbidden codes. this compilation project is compiled and envisioned by dj trace, a veteran of uk dance music. new school players verb and quartz take on two classics to kick things off. mutant and sonar get a modern and minimal touch up on crystal clear 10 inch collectors vinyl. three more 10 inches continue this sonic experience featuring a group of the finest underground producers in todays scene. kid lib, tim reaper, gremlinz & homemade weapons, friske, fade and genotype appear over 3 plates.
after the storming success of fractures outing on methxx02 friske quickly follows up with both tracks *covert* & *venture* on methxx03.
overall the whole 12 inch exemplifies friskes highly accomplished production prowess with a release that has the metalheadz signature stamped all over it and once again all finished off in the hugely desirable and collectable methxx packaging. another stunning metalheadz ltd outing for 2013 and another slice of metalheadz future history.
877 records join with longtime friends and collaborators to present the well rounded rebel alliance ep. klic and riskotheque lead the way with their track compton, a bass heavy anthem already rocking the clubs and doing damage on radio. stomping 808′,,,,s, sing along vocals and acid arpeggios join perfectly to form this instant classic. donga & blake more than do justice to the original with the compton give a dam jam remix. a perfect example of their sublimely considered approach, the reworking is an altogether deeper four to the floor roller using only finely selected elements from the original. well rounded in the house! next up is skeleton grin by donga & blake + richta. this original composition features vocals by donga over an intense and metallic techno-esque bass and kick. we are true believers in the power of a b-side and this is no exception.
the man from bologna makes his second appearance on internasjonal spesial and so it doesnt have to waste no time with friendly formalities but storms right into the middle of the night with the lethal tracks disko frisko and labyrinth disco - titles that dont hide their intention nor inspiration
mit der veroeffentlichung >risk< setzt martin woerner neue maßstaebe im bereich des minimalistischen techno - martins form der basslaeufe und den groove den er damit erzeugt, kann man bedenkenlos als außergewoehnlich bezeichnen. das ist seine koenigsdisziplin
after racking up some of the toughest bass-laden releases of 2012 both individually and collaboratively, sleeper and district kick off 2013 with vital debut 12″, on kryptic minds’ osiris music uk imprint. the duo build a venomous soundscape ravaged by low-frequency menace on ‘the risk’, with commanding kicks driving through the mix underneath lashings of twisted synth engineering to create a brutal composition that sits somewhere between dubstep and techno. sleeper fronts up the flipside on a solo tip with ‘dark mutations’, a fierce halftime monster with licks of writhing midrange riding colossal waves of sub-bass. powerful and hard hitting vibrations from the coventry-based pairing...
dsci4s latest lp offering >final chapter<, is, sadly, the final chapter in the labels history. founded back at the turn of the century by the legendary dj trace it became one of the standard bearers for the techstep sound in drum and bass with an enviable discography, including the revered spy technologies series of compilations, as well as helping to bring through now household names such as black sun empire and chris su along the way. yet 13 years down the line trace has decided to call it a day and what better to way to go out than with a bang ...
MAXIMUM BOOST (NIVEAU ZERO REMIX) / YOURE MY (RISKOTHEQUE REMIX)
12" Vinyl UK10.08.12
limited edition custom stickered white labels – 1 year after the release of von ds >daydreaming< album sees the release of the much anticipated remixes and the first producer to step up is frances niveau zero hench, ad noiseam, lutetia who tackles >maximum boost< featuring the vocal talents of foreign beggars – a truly hype remix smashing up the dancefloors right now. on the flip brightons riskotheque ninja tune, disfigured dubz, love sick comes correct with a superb remix of >you re my<, a deep, heavy rework garnering 15k+ streams on soundcloud, this is certainly a track for the heads. as ever, limited vinyl so dont sleep on this one.
following up from the labels debut release, friske and melee return with downfall and sector 2 as the 2nd chapter of the melee saga.these have been supported by the likes of loxy, ink, hive,foreign concept,fd,script,sinistarr,spktrm and many more.
just in time to join in another miami attack by the rebels crew, maceo plex delivers two prime cuts, showcasing his undeniable gift for seductive grooves. aptly named frisky, maceo is clearly gearing up for the party/mating season with this next installment on crosstown rebels.
drum & bass remix current necessary mayhem big reggae tune by tippa irie dancehall style gets the treatment from digital soundboys marcus visionary. dj frisk hailing from liverpool deals with necessary mayhem classic police in helicopter by million stylez produced by frisk.
an old sound given a a new direction entirely - futurisk’s classic ‘lonely streets’ get modern re-shake, through a remix package from current artists – to be released on minimal waves sublabel reserved for new music and old favorites - featuring a chris carter (throbbing gristle) remix!!! tip!
welcome to the first love sick recordings release brought to you by the likes of riskotheque, marchmellow and screen age & mudie (aka southbound hangers). a side >all alone< provides an exhilarating journey through heartbreak, loss and isolation. in the intro, delayed piano chords hint at distant happy memories but soon make way for stark 808s and womb-like sub frequencies that bring the listener back to bitter reality. insistent vocal snippets serve only to galvanize the tracks emotional content. truly a song to cry to as much as dance. in contrast to this is aa >you dont understand<. positivity and hope pervade this little beauty, its glistening synth hooks and intricate drum programming conjuring thoughts of joy and new found affection. perhaps the perfect sound-track to a summer romance.
friske is proud to announce the debut of his own imprint, melee. melee aims to provide a resurgence of raw drum & bass with a no compromise approach to quality and trends. with its debut, melee 001 features four producers and their unique sounds of authentic attitude, grinding surges and grimey basslines that have made them staples in the drum & bass scene.
illicit has been featured in loxys recent metalheadz podcast aswell as on the shogun audio show on ministry of sound radio, and the ep has received massive support from loxy, ink, hive, trace, a-sides, outrage, spirit, flight on rinse fm, raiden, btk, dj chef on kool fm, dylan, bkey, gremlinz, nymfo, fd, script, foreign concept and many more.
following the no.1 success of his monster hit >changed the way you kiss me<, example returns with the second single >stay awake< from his much anticipated new album >playing in the shadows< out in september, featuring remixes from delta heavy and skrillexs protege alvin risk.
netherlands based black sun empire have a habit of signing amazing tunes to all of their imprints and this release proves they are still at the top of their game. this 12 has the techy sound and mind blowing production you look for when you buy a bse release. on the a side alvin risk and bulletproof do the honours and on the flip black sun empire team up with countstrike once again to roll out an epic slice of sample driven basslines and side chained beats.
spirit delivers his homage to the legendary amen break, >brother from another planet< as moody mystical pads and twisted distorted subs give way to a pounding bass hook. fellow horseman and renegade hardware stalwart, friske makes his inneractive debut with a classic dark and heavy thumper in >the storm<, loaded with growling subs, echoing stabs and furious beats. big support from bailey, total science, raiden, storm and many more.
skreams label rounds of 2010 with a classic release. its not often a gem like this comes along and its no surprise that fellow production collaborator skream picked it up for his disfigured dubz imprint. having been a regular floor filler over the past year within the emerging techno x dubstep scene, >voyeur< has been in high demand and finally sees the light of day to many peoples delight. it was one of instra:mentals first dabbles with the 4/4 structure but has the maturity and qualities of a rediscovered 90s classic.
punch drunk broadcasts two transmissions direct from the murky depths of the bristol underground. debut 12 inch from respected underground stalwart superisk conjures shaolin indebted psychedelic visions of pathways through austere times. mensah turns up the heat on the flipside, reimagining the originals melodics & infecting them with his signature robust high energy funk.
brand new boka records in a double-barrelled month for the label, swiftly following on from the innasekt 12 inch, matt-u & riskotheque pop up with easily their biggest tune on the scene >guillotine growl< another one from the archives that has been knocking around on dubplate for a while, big worldwide dj support for a tune with one of the sickest hooks around, menacing and ugly bizness! on the flip matt-u gets his deep, dark roller head on for >double blind< a tune first showcased on the mary anne hobbs radio 1 show, arguably his finest solo output to date making this an insta-bagga release!
support from mary anne hobbs (radio 1), bunzer0 (subfm), dj madd, von d, vista, afterdark, south bound hangers and many more.
>be at risk< was created at tracknotic studios located somewhere in the beautiful and magical hills of ibiza. it was recorded and produced by bea tricks and beatmaster g (producer/beatboxer) using state of the art class a equipment and a whole lot of good vibes. wide range of influences can be heard when listening to >be at risk< … such as: electro pop, punk rock, hip hop, old school, 90s techno …
cybin returns with these two tasty smashers for his very own lockdown imprint. soundbwoy intros with eerie strings and ghostly effects, creating a calm before the storm effect, as once you hear the infamous soundbwoy... vocal you know its all over!