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Release Date: 11th September 2020
Following his appearances on Of Paradise Vol. 2 and Of Paradise Vol. 3, Nuremberg based producer Lazarus, lays his emotions bare and delivers Downwards, an expansive and profound 4-track journey through breakbeat and techno.
The A-side launches with title track Downwards, a bold and razor-sharp slice of future-focused techno and subtle breakbeat ammunition. Rumbling drums are backed up by expertly assembled bursts of percussion; whilst texture, tone and rhythm shine through in equal measure.
Following this is Back One Eighty, an ever-evolving and at times, raw-boned masterclass in transformative breaks and techno. Brimming with complex percussion, blistering drum programming and luminous melodies, with each component distilled to perfection.
Closing out the EP is Conjunct, a graceful yet urgent voyage through the unknown. Crushing drums and a lethal bassline are supported by soaring percussion and dancing melodies that flow through the listener like hallucinogenic saline.
Downwards is a tremendous accomplishment that further cements Lazarus’ status as a hugely exciting and incredibly talented producer.
a1. Lazarus - Downwards
a2. Lazarus - Back One Eighty
b1. Lazarus - There Is No Meaning
b2. Lazarus - Conjunct
Release Date: 28th August 2020
These run of releases on ‘Existence Is Resistance’ comes from the Legendary Proto Garage Record Label ‘Same People’, and see’s Persian & Long time musical partner DJ Texsta, repressing some of their most pioneering UKG E.P.s.
The Duo helped define the early sounds of UKG & the then unheard sound of Speed Garage, Dubstep & Grime. The Duo had massive success with records like ‘Dangerous’ & ‘Well Well Well’ which is included here.
Alongside this there’s a Special treat for the UKG Heads out there, with a previously Unreleased unheard Dubplate Mix of ‘Well Well Well’, which was recently unearthed amongst Texsta’s expansive record collection. This version is remixed by none other than the UK Techno Legend Nick Dunton under his secret ‘D Ross’ dj monika that he used back in the pirate days.
The much loved requested ‘Real Love’ gets another outing, originally being the B-Side to the classic ‘Feel Da Vibe’.
On top of all this Goodness, listener’s get treated to two absolutely killer bonus tracks from Dunton D–56M alias, ‘Homage’ which features label mate & Soul singer Decarlo (Survival Dub) in a tribute to the teacher’s of the Chicago sound & ‘Medication’ which is an inspired dystopian house chugger, with a stark warning for the New World.
These are for the ‘Collector’s’ out there: Super limited one time represses
a1. Persian & DJ Texsta - Well Well Well (D Ross Dubplate Mix)
a2. D-56M (Nick Dunton) - Homage ft Decarlo
b1. Persian - Parvaaneh Retwist
b2. Persian - Questions Edit 6
Release Date: 21st August 2020
Holy Tongue is a collaboration between percussionist Valentina Magaletti, best known for her work with Vanishing Twin, Tomaga, UUUU, Raime, Nicolas Jaar and Jandek among many others, and producer Al Wootton.
This first EP is a product of an improvised session in East London. Heavily influenced by dub reggae, the two bring a mutual appreciation for the experimental dub of On-U-Sound, Muslimgauze, and post-punk bands such as Liquid Liquid and 23 Skidoo to the forefront of the sound.
The result is an EP of psychedelic, free-form, high energy, spiritual dub-dance music. Amidah Records is an offshoot of TRULE Records, specialising in more experimental sounds.
a1. Holy Tongue - Misinai
b1. Holy Tongue - Emet
b2. Holy Tongue - Erev
Release Date: 31st July 2020
Moonshine Recordings and Steppas Records have reconnected to deliver the 3rd instalment in the Moonshine Steppas series, a debut release of Modi Bardo featuring Carlton Livingston backed by remixes from Alpha Steppa & Bukkha. Same as with the previous releases, it's a limited edition one time vinyl pressing.
a1. Modi Bardo & Carlton Livingston - Country Living
a2. Modi Bardo & Carlton Livingston - Country Living (Bukkha Remix)
b1. Modi Bardo & Carlton Livingston - Country Living (Alpha Steppa Remix)
b2. Modi Bardo & Carlton Livingston - Country Living (Alpha Steppa Dub)
Release Date: 7th August 2020
Wreckless brings us the next release in the Dispatch Blueprints series, with two tracks exploring the Blueprints formula.
"Honesty" is inspired by old drum and bass production techniques, when artists would use the offboard equipment available to them in the studio, pushed to its limit to inspire creativity. The bass is sampled from Wreckless's own acoustic guitar, the intro made from voice recordings and the majority of the track made from manipulating these recordings.
"The Morning" was written with those late-night / early morning DJ sets 5-6 am in mind - when you leave the club and The Morning hits you. The feeling of the beauty of the crisp morning contrasted with the hardness of the bright cold air of the day is the inspiration behind this track, hard and beautiful.
**Audio to follow later**
a1. Wreckless - Honesty
b1. Wreckless - The Morning
Release Date: 7th August 2020
After the success of the first Slam Jams last year it seemed like an obvious shout to return for a second trip round the mulberry bush. This edition has two label stalwarts Breaka and Guava in fine form, slamming it and jamming it till the cows come home. Coming in at 160bpm Loose Subs is also the first track on the label to start reaching the lofty heights that all you nasty speed freaks are after. Outerbody Innerspace takes the tempo back down but in no way takes the foot off the pedal. Freaky deaky shit from start to finish.
On the second A side it is time to bring a couple new faces into the fold. Lrds from North London sent me through this absolute steam roller of a demo and it just felt so god damn right. This tune was destined for Holding Hands the second it was bounced out of his computer. Finally the man from Russia Dawn Razor comes correct with one of the deepest but certainly also one of the fattest tracks I’ve had the pleasure of releasing on the label. It’s a proper pleasure to put out a track from him as he was one of the first people to start sending me demos when the label started a few years ago. It takes a serious wallop fest of a track to cut it’s way through all the noise and this spicy number achieves that before it’s even got out of bed in the morning. Fair fuckin’ play mate.
OK enough of my blather. Go and listen to the damn things yourself and decide if you like them, rather than trying to work it out from reading a bloody press release you weirdos.
All four tracks are produced and sculpted for the club. They want big sound systems and dark rooms.
Close your eyes, hold hands and experience transcendental space flight...
a1. Breaka - Loose Subs
a2. Guava - Outerbody Innerspace
b1. Lrds - Quanda
b2. Dawn Razor - Be As One 1
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Repress Release Date: 31st July 2020
Presenting the 2nd 140 bpm release from label head Alix Perez. The last 140 release sold out almost immediately, and has since found Alix headlining 140/dubstep nights in the capitol. Renowned for his ability to move seamlessly through tempos, Alix has produced another 4 track masterpiece, and features a collaboration with Headland. Will be available on 3/4/20 on a 2-piece (1 track per side) red vinyl, as well as digital.
a1. Alix Perez - Ravana
a2. Alix Perez - Lifeline
b1. Alix Perez - Post-Mortem
b2. Alix Perez & Headland - Ends
Release Date: 31st July 2020
Infernal Sounds show no sign of letting up during 2020 as they present their 5th release of the year, this time with a debutant to the label, SWR. The relatively unknown artist (formerly known as Widowmaker) has been making fluctuations since arriving on the scene - his release with Cocobolo Sound receiving high plaudits as he created two tracks which perfectly paid homage to the original '06 sound. As for his Square Soulja EP for IFS022, he's plated up four cuts that showcase his vast variety in skill and sound, taking influence from grime and lacing a future sound within his productions. Whether you prefer the more surreal sounds of 'Vertigo', the downplayed filth on 'Isshin's Theme', or the more in your face skankers in both 'Square Soulja' and Cypher Zero', this is a 12" you'll want to be packing.
Having already received heavy support from the likes of Truth, N-Type, and many other reputable artists in the scene, this is an insta-bag.
a1. SWR - Square Soulja
a2. SWR - Vertigo
b1. SWR - Cypher Zero
b2. SWR - Isshin's Theme
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Released 23rd June 2017
Innerverse is a Record Label spearheaded by Dubstep veteran Quest specializing in forward thinking, innovative and expressive Bass music. 140 bpm and beyond!
a1. Oxóssi & Malleus - Amongst The Hemlock
a2. Oxóssi - Don't Bitch
b1. Malleus - Invisigoth
b2. Malleus & Oxóssi - The Infinite Depth Of Woe
Released 25th November 2016
Brand new label from Dark Tantrums, and underground London based Dubstep/Bass producer whose debut album was well received and released on Kromestar’s Nebula Music Group label. He has since worked on labels such as Mala’s Deep Medi, Tunnidge’s Origin Audio label and also the Bass Music brand Get Darker. Branching out finally with his own label he plans to release at least a few releases a year containing in-demand material
b2. Lift Off
Released 5th February 2016
a1. Silkie Vs Joss Ryan - Sub Castle (Bowser Riddim)
b1. Silkie - FF7
b2. Silkie - Sonic Boom
Released 23rd June 2017
As Shadows Pass as the name suggests, reflects on a sound that has been around for years yet not prevalent in the present era. Shadows move and alter over time but their essence remains the same; as it is with the direction of ASP and the philosophy of the music it represents.
As Shadows Pass was implemented by Aural Imbalance & his team with one purpose. Release forward thinking, deeper D&B with an ear on the future - while keeping another on the heady sounds of days gone by.
The emphasis of ASP is to give our core Producers from the deeper sound of D&B a platform on which they can express themselves, without the fear of having to compromise on the depth & intellect of their Art.
As Shadows Pass believe this hand-picked selection of Artists have what it takes to bring the vision of the label to fruition. With that said we can now proudly present the NineTeaseEP by Aural Imbalance.
Nine Tease nods back to the days of 90’s Atmospheric D&B. Heavy rolling beats that have you shaking with delight at their infectious quality. The main riff has an uplifting summer vibe with a kiss of sunshine. Full on flashback retro feels with a modern twist - spacey pads & detailed fx that ebb and flow throughout, managing to capture those golden age moments yet still feeling fresh and relevant.
Spiral Divide - Pure spaced out bliss, yet with bags of energy in all the right places. The flow comes straight from your favourite sci-fi world where gadgets and machines are king. Warm lush pads fill the palate, supported by a cast of delicate synths & FX that drift into the psyche with hypnotic effect. The beats are crisp modern rolling little beasts, shuffling a merry dance along those pathways of the mind, all bottomed off with that soul shifting analogue bass.
Alpha Protocol Continuing into the depths, this moody, broody little number has a colder yet more immediate presence. The soundscape has an almost clinical feeling that grabs you by the balls then drags you in an otherworldly direction. Rolling, filtered snares & shuffles are connected to crisp hats - solid kicks have a controlled frenzy about them. An oscillating bass evolves through the track, rising and falling through filtrated cycles creating whirlwind acoustics.
For all those who are already fans of the AI sound then this is a complete no brainer exercise - Splash the Cash to get his work on wax. For those new to his sound, this is a perfect introduction. Don’t Sleep.
a1. Aural Imbalance - Nine Tease
b1. Aural Imbalance - Spiral Divide
b2. Aural Imbalance - Alpha Protocol