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The Unearthed Sounds Top 15 Pieces of Warehouse Equipment | 2016 December 05 2016

This being the 'Music Business' in December, nobody will take you seriously unless you post up a chart or two. Please accept our offering, as literally minutes of research went into compiling it.

15) Henry

 When you’ve just got to get that crisp residue from the floor and you can’t find the dustpan and brush, Henry rolls into action. Also handy to have around the place when you have an explosion of those little polystyrene chip things.

henry hoover

14) Technics Turntable

Although other brands are available, you must have a Technics. Or two. Useful for the playing of Test Pressings, and having a mix after work. The odd guest DJ gets to have a dig as well.

 technics turntable

13) Racking

We love a bit of racking here at Unearthed…. Or for that matter a shit load of it. Minimum height between shelves 13”. None of that wobbly stuff please, just rock solid, bolted together metal gear for us.

record racking

12) Record Mailer

We go weak at the knees for a cardboard mailer. The process of picking one that suited took months, and now you can witness races between keen young packers eager to make their mark on the ‘who is quickest at wrapping a 12” Challenge’

 record mailer

11) Tape Dispenser (with cunt written on it)

Tape dispensers garner some serious loyalty in the packing area. When the shit hits the fan you better believe that Old Faithful (The Cunt to his admirers) will step up and get you home on time. Use with caution as he can bite back and give you a jagged bite with optional blood poisoning.

Tape Dispenser | The Cunt

10) 12” Record Box

Vying for the position of our favourite cardboard assistant, the 12” record box comes a close second. It can be assembled in seconds and you can fit 25 records in it. Don’t forget to use bubble wrap inside if using outside the safe confines of our warehouse.

 cardboard record box

9) Massive roll of Bubble Wrap

Used for everything, this Jack Of All Trades will even keep you warm and cosy after a late night radio session upstairs. Also handy for those moments when you need to throw an object at something, but aren’t quite mad enough to want it to actually break.

bubblewrap

 8) T Shirt Bag

An unsung hero of the warehouse universe, this practical little chap gets used to send all the other bits n bobs that aren’t posh enough to have their own custom package. Also used for Tee Shirts (clue is in the name)

 tee shirt bag

7) Wilson The Bat

For those times when order has to be restored, Wilson comes out. (Note: This is one of two Wilson's in the establishment - Strangely, the other one is long and thin and doesn’t have any hair either)

Wilson the bat (not Wilson the digital)

6) Stanley Knife

A little like butterflies, the average life span of a Stanley Knife in the warehouse is extremely short. The one pictured is actually three years old, making him 103 in human terms. Surprisingly he doesn’t have a name (yet) suggestions on a postcard to the normal address.

Stanley knife

5) Tassimo Coffee Maker

Yes yes, we know they are a little immoral, and yes, you can make it cheaper other ways… BUT on Monday morning, bang three of them down the hatch and it’s all systems go. A little bit of tweak goes a long way.

 tassimo

4) Packing Bench

This beauty started out its career at Unearthed Sounds by being the actual listening station in the Unearthed Sounds shop! She has stalwartly continued her service in the warehouse and we expect to bury the boss in it when the time comes.

 packing bench

3) Record Trolley

For the more elderly and infirm staff members this little thing is a life saver. Having to put away a huge influx of stock? No problem, simply load up Hot Wheels here and off you go like a demented bag lady.

 record trolly

2) Banana

The snack of choice amongst the Unearthed Cognoscenti (A group of lads who pretend to be all fit and healthy in the week, but seem to often have MIA weekends in the style of Hunter S Thompson) Simply place the banana in front of you and pretend you are off to the gym after work.

banana

1) Staff

All joking aside, It has got to be said, ours are the best. (they are a little bit funny looking, but you can’t have everything) Go on, let out a little festive tear at our thinly veiled attempt to win favour from the lads...

funny looking staff

We did think about compiling a very serious and chinstrokeresque chart of our favourite releases this year (and you never know, after ye olde festive kraken gets finished we still might) But for now you will have to make do with this cobbled together attempt at humour. 

Thank You, & Goodnight.


#savefabric September 09 2016

Cameron Leslie: "Since 2001 we've turned over 81 dealers that we've found at the door (Fabric), and only 1 has been prosecuted"


Lenzman Launches "The North Quarter" August 25 2016

If you haven't already heard the news, Lenzman announced yesterday the launch of his brand new self-managed label entitled "The North Quarter", an imprint that he can focus heavily on and release some in demand productions from himself, and apparently from others too.

The first release is a 4 track vinyl release and 10 track Digital EP, featuring Lenzman's stone cold classic remix of Children of Zeus' "Still Standing", featuring MC DRS.

An official video has been made available for this particular track, check it out  >>

The 12" Vinyl EP is now available to pre-order via the store HERE.
Released 23rd September 2016
Worldwide Distribution will be handled by Unearthed Sounds.


Pre-orders This Week [Our Picks] August 10 2016

We've picked out five tasty morsels from our new Pre-orders available this week. Some of which may not already be on your radar. We like to dig a little deeper now and then to uncover those gems. Here's the list to wrap your ears around:

      1. Datach’I – System [2x12" LP]

        "After a decade’s absence, spent working in commercial sound design, New York based electronic musician and producer Joseph Fraioli returns to his Datach’i alias for a brand new album entitled ‘System’. Featuring 16 tracks of beautiful yet unsettling electronic music recorded exclusively on a Eurorack Modular synth".
        Genre: Electronica
        Label: Timesig Released: 19th August
        Listen | Order
      2. V/A - New Moon EP
        V/A - New Moon EP
        The New Moon EP is the debut vinyl release from Next Phase Records. It follows in the same tradition as their previous CD and cassette compilations delivering diver- se break beat driven music supplied in bespoke hand crafted artwork. New Moon consists of four alternate takes on the drum and bass art form unrestricted by BPM. Cuts from Phuture-T, Double O, Infest & Tim Reaper and Leonux
        Genre: Drum & Bass / Breakbeat
        Label: Next Phase Records Released: 9th September
        Listen | Order
      3. Daze - Leisure Complex
        Daze - Leisure Complex
        New recruit to the UTTU family Daze drops 4 bangers oozing with old-skool rave sensibilities. This one's for the whistle crew!
        Genre: Bass Music / Dance
        Label: Unknown to the Unknown Released: 2nd September
        Listen | Order
      4. Spokes - Flight EP
        Spokes - Flight EP
        Spokes returns to Coyote Records with new EP, ‘Flight’. Consisting of four tracks, ‘Flight’ showcases an evocative, maturing sound and Spokes’ flair for original sound design — as testified by the dwindling space and eerie, pitched-up vocals of NYC singer-songwriter, Anna Folwell, utilised on opener, ‘Failed State’. The grand, ceremonious intro to square-wave grime flip, ‘Mercurial’, is also a highlight, while title-track, ‘Flight’ — a dreamy, washed out, beat-tape cut — again sees Spokes explore new dynamics to his sound. Latest Coyote signee, Miami-based producer Marks, also makes his bow for the label on ‘Flight’, turning in a crunchy, clapped-out remix of the title-track, ahead of his full debut EP in 2017.
        Genre: Electronica / Grime / Bass
        Label: Coyote Records Released: 19th August
        Listen | Order
      5. Youandewan - Luna Via
        Youandewan - Luna Via
        Youandewan makes his Voyage debut with Luna Via, a three track EP sitting comfortably at home, above the ether. The opening piece is spread across the A side, with two separate interpretations, 'Ciel' and 'Vessel'. 'Ciel' is the faster, uplifting predecessor to 'Vessel', which remains slow and nostalgic. On the flip, a touch of familiarity with the antonymously named Stranger (Glad Eye), a surging take on house music and Youandewan's various influences. Luna Via is also accompanied by a full sleeve interpretation by Melbourne's Sprinkles.
        Genre: House / Electronica
        Label: Voyage Released: 5th September
        Listen | Order

Mall Grab - I Just Wanna [HOTSHIT027] August 09 2016

It's here! Arguably this years summer anthem (at least as far as we're concerned!) "I Just Wanna" lands. Fresh from his sell out release on UTTU Mall grab returns to DJ Haus' naughty sister label Hot Haus Recs with 3 stripped back house jackers! This one is gunna fly!

mall grab hotshit027

Mall Grab - I Just Wanna
Hot Haus Recs [HOTSHIT027]

Check it out on the store HERE

In the meantime check out Mall Grab's recent live set recorded for the Boiler Room crew:


Breakfast with Unknown to the Unknown! August 02 2016

The Boiler Room crew recently stopped by DJ Haus' place to get a full rundown of what Unknown To The Unknown are about, and most importantly hear a bunch of forthcoming material from the label and their friends. DJ Octopus and Steve Murphy came through as well to deliver an awesome B2B session.

Check out the full set right 'ere:


Unearthed Sounds T-Shirts now available August 02 2016

Due to popular demand we have pressed up a limited amount of Unearthed Sounds branded T-Shirts.

Pressed on high quality 100% pre-shrunk cotton.

All sizes are available. White and Black colour variations. 

unearthed tees w&b

The T-Shirts also include a screen printed nape print:

Unearthed Nape

This new Unearthed branded merchandise can be found in our Merch section priced at £14.99 (inc. VAT), check the description for a size guide!

Out to everyone repping UE already!


Tunes & Chips | Louie Foamplate September 16 2015

Crucial Recordings proudly presents the third release on the label – one whose stock is growing and growing. The 7.5 EP comes courtesy of Brighton-based producer Foamplate who has already earned the support of big names like Distance, Mala, J:Kenzo and N Type.

To celebrate the release we sat down with man like Louie Foamplate, and asked the chip based questions.


Tunes & Chips | Sleeper, Crucial Recordings July 30 2015

I grew up in Coventry...There was not much of a music scene happening around there at the time, although there is a strong history of reggae and drum & bass.

Tunes & Chips | This time with Om Unit July 09 2015

...The turnablism came in later when I found the discipline helped me come out of a rough patch, it's quite hermitic learning to scratch, most people you meet who are into cutting are beautiful weirdos as a result of years of being indoors making weird sounds with their hands.

Danny Scrilla takes the Tunes and Chips Challenge June 12 2015

The label that introduced him to the world with his stunning ‘Flash Powder’ EP in 2012 now gives you his ‘True Sight’ EP. Including a collaboration with label boss Om Unit, drawing on the hardcore continuum and regression in modernist music True Sight’s soul-infused electronics and vintage sound should prove future-proof for the elusive soundboy.

Paxton Fettel takes the Tunes & Chips Challenge - Everything stays the same May 05 2015

Copenhagen's most infamous export Paxton Fettel joined us recently for a chat. He is over in the UK at the moment promoting his new LP on Greta Cottage Workshop, Everything stays the same, and chugging around Dartmoor in a pickup truck.

Edmondson Launches Lissoms Imprint May 02 2015

After his first releases on Hypercolour & Akkord’s EMF label garnered plays and support from Radio 1 to Berghain, Edmondson spent the latter half of 2014 further experimenting and refining his sound. Nocturnal 92 kicks off the first of a slew of releases on his new imprint, Lissoms.

D.K. and Antinote discuss the new record (and chips of course) March 11 2015

ANTINOTE is a new one on us - Care to tell a bit more?  Zaltan, Long story short, we created Antinote three years ago in Paris the 11th in a wine bar called Le Baron Rouge. I met IUEKE in that place, drinking wine, talking about records etc. He’s what we can call an icon in the record digging world.


Unearthed Sounds | 2.0 February 28 2015

We are moving to a larger premises next week! We have been at our current shop for just shy of a year now, and it has not been without its restrictions. Those of you who have been here will have seen the giant jenga puzzle that we faced when getting stock ready to ship for our customers.

Aural Imbalance takes the Tunes & Chips Challenge February 09 2015

We are proud of our South Coast roots around here, so it seems like we should fly the flag for our region. Lets shine our torch of truth on a proper South Coast Legend, and one of the nicest blokes in D&B (plus many other genres besides) Mr Aural Imbalance.


Jane Fitz talks Tunes and Chips January 14 2015

Next in our infrequent Q&A sessions with people who we like, we are proud to present the lovely Jane Fitz. She used to be a well kept secret, but these days word seems to be getting out to a MUCH wider audience about her varied DJ sets and her production skills with music partner Dom (Invisible Menders)

Unearthed Distribution Release Sheet 15.01.15 January 09 2015

Unearthed Sounds in Bournemouth are responsible for distributing all kinds of electronic music. This is a weekly bulletin, designed to keep our retail customers in the loop.

Unearthed Release Sheet 15.12.14 December 05 2014

Unearthed Sounds in Bournemouth are responsible for distributing all kinds of electronic music. This is a weekly bulletin, designed to keep our retail customers in the loop.

Unearthed Release Sheet 08.12.14 November 28 2014

Unearthed Sounds in Bournemouth are responsible for distributing all kinds of electronic music. This is a weekly bulletin, designed to keep our retail customers in the loop.

Unearthed Release Sheet 01.12.14 November 21 2014

Unearthed Sounds in Bournemouth are responsible for distributing all kinds of electronic music. This is a weekly bulletin, designed to keep our retail customers in the loop.

Unearthed Mix #2 | S1DJ | LDMUSIC November 20 2014

Unearthed Sounds Mix Series caught up with S1DJ, who owns and runs LDMUSIC. Based in South London, showcasing 'Musical' drum & bass from a broad spectrum of worldwide artists. Get your ears around a tasty mix done exclusively for us.

Unearthed Release Sheet 17.11.14 November 07 2014

Unearthed Sounds in Bournemouth are responsible for distributing all kinds of electronic music. This is a weekly bulletin, designed to keep our retail customers in the loop.

Unearthed Mix #1 | C.E.O | WNCL Recordings November 05 2014

We are pleased to present to you the first in the series of mixes from Unearthed Sounds. First up with the current release 'The Major Edits EP' just lading in stores now we have C.E.O representing WNCL Recordings with a mix bursting with menacing Techno smashers.

Unearthed Release Sheet 10.11.2014 October 31 2014

Unearthed Sounds in Bournemouth are responsible for distributing all kinds of electronic music. This is a weekly bulletin, designed to keep our retail customers in the loop.

A History of Mudkid and Greta Cottage Workshop | Dub Techno and Chips October 29 2014

The shadowy figure that is Mudkid is a hard man to track down. He has been releasing on Greta Cottage Workshop since the label started - back when it couldn't afford to put out vinyl and was a net label only. With a new record due any minute now, this is as good a time as any to have a closer look.

Unearthed Release Sheet 03.11.2014 October 24 2014

Unearthed Sounds in Bournemouth are responsible for distributing all kinds of electronic music. This is a weekly bulletin, designed to keep our retail customers in the loop.

Theory - Hi Grade - Rupture LDN October 21 2014

In 2012 we created Rupture LDN as a means to release music we were truly passionate about. Our mission is to release quality drum and bass that is heavily centred around break beats.

Unearthed Release Sheet 27.10.14 October 17 2014

Unearthed Sounds in Bournemouth are responsible for distributing all kinds of electronic music. This is a weekly bulletin, designed to keep our retail customers in the loop.

Unearthed Release Sheet 20.10.2014 October 10 2014

Unearthed Sounds in Bournemouth are responsible for distributing all kinds of electronic music. This is a weekly bulletin, designed to keep our retail customers in the loop.

Unearthed Release Sheet 06.10.2014 September 26 2014

For orders please:

mail. mat@unearthedsounds.co.uk


New ways to release an LP into Record Shops September 17 2014

So, what can be done about it to lower the risk? We are seeing more and more projects coming along that split the LP over two or three 12" releases. Once the record buyer has bought them all they have the LP.

Unearthed Release Sheet 22.09.2014 September 12 2014

New Distribution Releases including Willie Burns, DJ Haus, Ekoplekz, DJ Madd, Perverse, Quantum Soul, Slackk, Low Concept, VtotheD and Ulrich Troyer.

Unearthed Release Sheet 15.09.14 September 05 2014

New Releases including BluMarTen, LAS, WhoDemSound and J.Robinson

Physical Therapy & Renaissance Man (Low Concept) - Bugz EP | Distribution September 04 2014

Physical Therapy & Renaissance Man debut EP is being exclusively distributed by Unearthed Sounds.

Unearthed New Vinyl Distribution Releases 08.09.14 August 29 2014

Unearthed Sounds in Bournemouth are responsible for distributing all kinds of electronic music. This is a weekly bulletin, designed to keep our retail customers in the loop.