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Unearthed Sounds - Mix Series, Vol. 2 [Overlook] January 24 2018



Unearthed Sounds - Mix Series, Vol. 2

Stepping up for first artist mix of the year - and Vol. 2 of our series we will be doing with artists and labels that we represent - is none other than UVB-76 affiliate Overlook. Our interview with Jason follows. Check out the full UVB-76 label catalogue here.


UE spent the day in Devon finalising something special today... January 23 2018

Spent the day in Devon at Stardelta Mastering finalising something special today. More news soon!


Unearthed Sounds Distribution Playlist w/c 26th January... January 19 2018



Unearthed Sounds Distribution Playlist w/c 26th January 2018.

Published weekly to provide to both shops and the public. Gives you a nice little heads up about what’s dropping in your stores imminently, usually releases are available to pre-order online already or at least they will be over the weekend.

Listed in no particular order. Have a flick through and enjoy!

Remember, all music is also...


New Greta Cottage Workshop warez [GCW18V] January 16 2018



New Greta Cottage Workshop warez. Label boss Onlyz spent the day at Unearthed Sounds personally hand-stamping all copies. 12" vinyl comes housed in the new Greta house-bag. Release comes from newcomer Duccio and will be available to pre-order soon with a release date of 16th February!


Paradox - The Bolide / Dioxan [PM035] Just arrived! January 09 2018



Paradox - The Bolide / Dioxan [PM035] Just arrived! This one is released 19th Jan, the first release from Paradox on his Paradox Music label this year.


Unearthed Distribution Playlist w/c 12th January 2018 January 05 2018

Our first playlist of 2018! We publish these weekly to provide to both shops and the public. Gives you a nice little heads up about what’s dropping in your stores imminently, usually releases are available to pre-order online already or at least they will be over the weekend.


Warehouse Drop! Green King Cuts [GKC003] Adam Prescott January 03 2018



New Arrival! Warehouse Drop! Green King Cuts [GKC003] Adam Prescott “Never Let Them Hold You Down” feat. Amelia Harmony, released Friday 2nd February.

Listen / Pre-order


Unearthed Sounds - Mix Series, Vol. 1 [J:Kenzo] December 19 2017



Unearthed Sounds - Mix Series, Vol. 1

As part of a new series we’re launching moving into 2018 we have got our buddy J:Kenzo to record the first in a series of mixes we will be showcasing from artists and labels we work with. We figured this would be a good way of showcasing our clients and their labels, displaying what they’re all about and also what they might have forthcoming....


Next up on UTTU! Benny Rodrigues “Cocaine Speaking” December 15 2017



Next up on UTTU! Benny Rodrigues “Cocaine Speaking” featuring an Alden Tyrell remix. Vinyl out now!


New North Quarter record is looking as tidy as ever! December 14 2017



New The North Quarter record is looking as tidy as ever. EP by Submorphics. Keep your ear to the floor on this one. It has been a great debut year for this label. Pleasure to work with Lenzman on this!


New from Exit Records from Fixate - What Goes Around LP December 12 2017



New from Exit Records from Fixate -What Goes Around [2x12” Mini-LP] just dropped in the warehouse. Released on Friday!


UNLEASH THE BEAST! IMRV021 now available December 06 2017



UNLEASH THE BEAST! Innamind Recordings [IMRV021] live on the store right about now!


NOW SHIPPING. Make Dubstep Great Again #MDGA December 01 2017



NOW SHIPPING! Make Dubstep Great Again #MDGA White shirts, red print. Gildan Heavy shirts. All sizes available. Limited quantities. £11.99 - Exclusive Unearthed Merch! View here


The new record from EPROM “Drone Warfare” EP out tomorrow! November 23 2017



The new record from EPROM “Drone Warfare” EP out via Alix Perez’s 1985 Music [ONEF007] released tomorrow!
Listen / Order


Von D “Wicked Scam” EP. Released via Dub-Stuy Records November 22 2017



Von D “Wicked Scam” EP. Released via Dub-Stuy Records on 22nd December.
Listen / Pre-order


Here's the latest slice of wax from DLR on his new label Sofa Sound! November 19 2017



Zooop! Latest slice of wax from DLR on his new label Sofa Sound! Got slightly delayed this one but it's looking and sounding sick! Pre-order


Our Latest Sticker Design. Tongue in cheek obviously! #MDGA November 16 2017



Latest sticker design. Tongue in cheek obviously! #MDGA
x15 sticker pack now available.


Unearthed is proudly distributing Icicle’s brand new label Entropy Music November 15 2017



Unearthed is proudly distributing Icicle’s brand new label Entropy Music. First release featuring Mefjus is dropping 1st December. 12” vinyl Preview/pre-order now available!


Look who’s busy hand-stamping all copies of DROOGS001 November 07 2017



Look who’s busy hand-stamping all copies of DROOGS001 - Future Cut - Horns (Gremlinz & Overlook Remix) - Out 24th Nov!


Brand new Moonshine Recordings bizness from Violinbwoy “Død” November 01 2017



Brand new on Moonshine Recordings, Violinbwoy “Død” 3x12" LP!


The Joy of a Packaged Record October 26 2017

If you have been collecting Vinyl for a while, then you are aware of the joy of still packaged vinyl.

IIt doesn’t matter if you are the kind of collector that buys 20 records at once, or if you see it drop and flash the money straight away; you can’t beat the feeling of the doorbell going and the records landing in your lap. For those of us outside of the big cities, this is now the de facto replacement for the saturday record shop trip.

Thing is, I could be different to the norm (I haven’t done a poll on this subject, but the majority of people I have spoken to can’t wait to open em up and get em on the turntable - for obvious reasons!) When my records arrive I like to leave them lying around the place for an indeterminate length of time.

With a packet of unopened virgin vinyl, the anticipation of the new music IS the lion's share of the joy of it. This is also reflected in how I purchase music. I browse the clips to get a rough flavour of what it is I am buying - then I deliberately avoid any writeups or full versions of the track - It is all about that joy of discovering a record that jumps out of the speakers at you.

give vinyl records as gifts!
Record mailers are beautiful!

 

Conversely, this can play against you. More often than not your recent purchase doesn’t QUITE reach the dizzy heights you desire, bringing me back to why I leave records in their packaging for so long… as long as they are inside they COULD be one of those magical discs.

The majority of records get opened within a week of being delivered, but there are some (a shelf full actually, in a different room to my main collection) that have never been opened. A Brian Eno wooden box with record and signed artwork, a rare numbered MF Doom collection (well it could be a 12” square block of plastic for all I know) Some hand screen printed chicago house etc. These fetishised items made a rare transition from the playing shelves to the secret stash.

So the final piece of the puzzle is the packet itself. To be perfect it needs a few details. Some kind of external marking to show where it has come from (packing tape with logos, a postage frank or watermark) and something to show that getting into it will be a joy. (pull tabs, or a cut here mark) It’s not fun to have to spend 20 mins attacking it with a knife worrying that you are going to damage the goods.

So there you have it, my fetish laid bare. I can’t be the only one - can I?


Officially released on Friday! Om Unit “Self” LP 2x12" October 25 2017



Officially released on Friday! Om Unit “Self” LP 2x12" Vinyl / CD


Did you know? Unearthed Sounds accepts Bitcoin. October 24 2017



Did you know? Unearthed Sounds accepts Bitcoin yessir! If you’re not familiar with blockchain technology check it out, it just might be the future!


Mikael - Nuthin’ a Come / Corner Dub [ZAMZAM57] 7" October 12 2017



Mikael - Nuthin’ a Come / Corner Dub [ZAMZAM57] 7" out now!


Booosh! New Breakage on his Index label. It’s a stunner as... September 29 2017



Booosh! New Breakage on his Index label. It’s a stunner as standard. Released 27th October on 12" vinyl. Distribution by yours truly. Available to pre-order right now!!
unearthedsounds.co.uk
#index002 #breakage #dnb #jungle #newmusic #newmusicfriday #instavinyl #drumandbass #vinyldistribution #vinylrecordstore #vinylrecords #unearthedsounds #instagood #photooftheday #vinyl #vinyljunkie (at Unearthed Sounds)


The new album from SpectraSoul entitled “How We Live”. Released... September 28 2017



The new album from SpectraSoul entitled “How We Live”. Released 20th October via 2x12" and CD. The vinyl comes with the CD edition free. Now available to pre-order from Unearthed and all good record stores!
www.unearthedsounds.co.uk
#spectrasoul #howwelive #ishchat #ishchatmusic #ishchatlp001 #dnb #drumandbass #newmusic #instavinyl #vinylrecords #vinylrecordstore #vinyldistribution #newmusicfriday #instagood #photooftheday #liquiddnb #ishchatcd001 (at Unearthed Sounds)


New one from @foamplatedubs label Plantpower from DubDiggerz! Big... September 19 2017



New one from @foamplatedubs label Plantpower from DubDiggerz! Big release. Out 6th October!
#dubdiggerz #foamplate #plantpower #plantpower002 #dubstep #dubreggae #reggae #bassmusic #newmusic #newvinyl #newmusicfriday #photooftheday #unearthedsounds #vinylrecords #vinylrecordstore #vinyldistribution (at Unearthed Sounds)


All about those timeless tracks that you can always revisit and... August 29 2017



All about those timeless tracks that you can always revisit and they evoke feelings and memories from a certain period in our lives. That’s what music is all about!
#timeless #newmusic #instagood #photooftheday #goodmusic #music #instaquotes #vinyl #newvinyl #vinylstore #vinylstoreuk #unearthedsounds #musicstore (at Unearthed Sounds)


J:Kenzo Presents The Architects, Vol. 1 - Somd sick tunes on this... August 24 2017



J:Kenzo Presents The Architects, Vol. 1 - Somd sick tunes on this compilation. We’ve got parts 1&2 on vinyl available to pre-order. Link in the bio. Full LP released 29th September!
#artikalmusic #artikalmusicuk #jkenzo #causa #compa #doperationdrop #bassmusic #dubstep #dnb #compilation #newmusic #newvinyl #vinyljunkie #newdubstep #artikal #photooftheday #instagood (at Unearthed Sounds)


JUCE IS STUPID. #crucial013 #crucialrecordings #causa #juce... August 11 2017



JUCE IS STUPID.
#crucial013 #crucialrecordings #causa #juce #dubstep #bassmusic #newmusic #newmusicfriday #instagood #photooftheday #vinylstore (at Jungle Warriors)


FIRE. Monty x 1985. Check this one. Pre-orders up! #monty... August 04 2017



FIRE. Monty x 1985. Check this one. Pre-orders up!
#monty #onef005 #1985music #alixperez #benabu #dnb #newmusic #newmusicfriday #vinylstore #vinyljunkie #unearthedsounds #junglemusic #drumandbass #instagood #photooftheday (at Unearthed Sounds)


Buying Records Like We Used To... August 01 2017

A few weeks back I was returning from a friends wedding, it wasn't all that late and we had a couple of friends with us - so we decided to grab a few brews and head back to our place for a while to hang out.

Inevitably after a few beverages the conversation moved into musical territory with the usual 'oh have you heard the new track by so-en-so and have you checked out the new mix by DJ XYZ.... So out came the aux cable and the YouTube battle commenced, as with these things it could have gone on for hours, perhaps days and it did bring us through to the first crack of daylight. However that's just the story that got me here and not the point of me writing down my thoughts....

Once the haze had cleared the following day, I managed to piece back together the shards of my mind I had seemingly left scattered around the house and got thinking about the ease of what had occurred last night regarding the tune for tune; mix for mix battle Royale.

The accessibility we now have to the music we love is incredible, streaming and podcasting sites have made this possible over recent years and we have a lot to be thankful to the tech gods of the world for. Skip back just a few short years and the landscape was one of a very different look.

I was thinking back to how a night like that would have rolled out around 15 years prior to this one, and of course that was easy as I know full well that similar events were occurring in my life but with very different and limited tools at my and my friends disposal. One particularly stand out occasion would have been in around 2002/03 sitting in a local park watching the sun come up with around 5 or 6 friends but we had what seemed at the time the incredible luxury of musical accompaniment, this was I might add very primitive in terms of what we now have access to, the 'Sound System' compromised of 2 mono battery operated speakers, a Sony Walkman and a cassette and due to the fact we managed to lose or bust up what ever else we had with us I know for certain this specific night the set/mix in question was DJ Hype recorded live at Jubilee Jam from a tape pack 'Best Of British'

To be quite honest we were all pretty fed up of it by the end of the night and i think it took quite a few years for any of to face listening to it again.

My point is this, back then this was our way of hearing new music, sets we couldn't make it to the rave for, new sounds to look for next time we headed into town to go record shopping. These would often hold strong debate also.... 'nah I definitely think that's a xxx tune' 'no way mate, his drums have never sounded like that'

This information is now easily accessable when listening to mixes as most streamed DJ sets come with a track list - which is of course great and saves a bunch of time when researching music for your next purchase. I can't however forget the romance involved in walking into the record shop, hunting through the bins find that tune, you know 'that one like...' then proudly returning to show your mates you were in fact correct about the identity of the producer... slammed down the wax and collectively marvelled at the wonder of the majic one of you had just found.

Distributors and shops have exactly the same luxury based on new terchnologies. It used to be that (in the not so distant past) the reps at distributors would phone the buyers in the shops and play the records that were new that week down the phone to the buyer who would then make the decision as to wether or not they would stock the release, from there they then had to sell these records to the punters coming into the store in a much more interactive way than they would today. The customers were much less in the know about new releases and their imminent arrival, yes they may have heard their favourite DJ play it in the club or on the radio that weekend but the release information and the ability to check out the tracks on line was not as readily available as it is now.

Most record labels and distributors will make the release information and sound clips available weeks ahead of release, this gives the customers and the shops the chance to make a decision earlier about wether they will be wanting to add the record to their collection. From shop level this has also made the buying process easier, particularly the online stores who can offer a pre order option as by the time the release is actually shipping out the stores will have a very good idea of how many they will need based interest from their customers meaning that they are not buying a record so much in the dark and being reliant on their taste as a buyer for the shop.

From a customer perspective it is also much easier, as you can sit in the comfort of your own home checking out the music over and over again prior to actually committing to buying the record. This means you are much more likely to play the record more having spent more time with it prior to the release - because lets face it we have all dug through our record collections and pulled out a few howlers and wondered "why do I even own this"

Author | Mat Harwood


New Lion Charge release from Alter Echo & E3 feat. Jay... July 31 2017



New Lion Charge release from Alter Echo & E3 feat. Jay Spaker “Late Night Dance”. Huge release. Out 11th August. Shop link in the bio!
#lionchg019 #lioncharge #dubstep #reggae #dubmusic #reggaemusic #unearthedsounds #newvinyl #newmusic #vinylstore #vinylrecords #instavinyl #vinylcollector #dubstepmusic #alterecho #e3 #jayspaker (at Unearthed Sounds)


New from Albion Collective. Digid & Dubbing Sun - Rainbow Dub... July 28 2017



New from Albion Collective. Digid & Dubbing Sun - Rainbow Dub (feat. Egoless Remix) [ALBION003] now available! Shop link in the bio.
#albion003 #digid #dubbingsun #egoless #albioncollective #newvinyl #newmusic #dubstep #bassmusic #newdubstep #newmusicfriday #vinylstore #vinyljunkie (at Unearthed Sounds)


No words required #imx003 #eva808 #innamind... July 26 2017




No words required
#imx003 #eva808 #innamind #innamindrecordings #newmusic #newvinyl #dubstep #bassmusic #unearthedsounds #photooftheday #instagood (at Unearthed Sounds)


Official video of the Burial remix of Monic’s amazing “Deep... July 18 2017



Official video of the Burial remix of Monic’s amazing “Deep Summer” track is now live on the Osiris Music YouTube channel. Go have a listen to this gem in full. Vinyl is available at your favourite stores right now, vinyl/digital date is officially 21st July.
www.unearthedsounds.co.uk (at Unearthed Sounds)