Release Date: TBA 2018
Can you believe we're past our first 10 dnb vinyl releases? And we're opening the second 10 with something really big - a hell of a track by Handra and Mystic State, accompanied by a superb remix by Fre4knc on the flipside. "Side Effects" - as that's the title of the track in question - is all about that bass (hehe). That booming bassline, lifting the finely-programmed, soft beats up and down, adding some additional depth to the mysterious synthetic growling creeping up on the listener in the background. The single offers also yet another shade of the main course. Fre4knc dissects the original bits and pieces and puts them together in a new fashion, creating a dynamic roller driven by a no-nonsense continuous bassline, spicing things up with some heavy breakbeat choppage here and there. All in all, we're treating you to a healthy portion of low frequencies, well-rounded, tasty beats, and a range of diverse additives that cause no harmful side effects (yup, pun intended).
a. Handra & Mystic State - Side Effects
b. Handra & Mystic State - Side Effects (Fre4knc remix)
Released 13th July
Time flies, doesn't it? It sure does when you suddenly wake up to celebrate your 10th vinyl release as a small label, which is the case with us. But as we're all about quality over quantity, our latest 12" offering comes with a superb collage of fresh music by the one and only Radicall. Having made his mark as one of the most consistent producers, known for his trademark combination of strong, dynamic drum programming and soft and booming basslines, Radicall keeps on delivering top-quality music with each next release. And this 12" single is no exception to the said rule. The playful, happy-go-lucky 'Touch' is a bit of a nod to the old-school/rave/early jungle/footwork/you-name-it style given its complex drum pattern and an array of acid-style synthetic samples and tinges of vocal here and there, but sticking to modern-day standards nonetheless. The flipside comes with 'Build Me Up' remixed by Bungle, who surely knows how to make good things just as good as they are, but yet a bit different. And here we have the Brazilian powerhouse reshaping Radicall's work to make it a bit lighter and upbeat, but still retaining some elements of rawness mixed perfectly with traces of nostalgia. An excellent job, breathing a new life into the original piece - a darker-shaded straight-to-the-point roller, which you can get as a digital bonus added to the release. So here it is - the tenth vinyl item in our catalogue, featuring names you simply can't go wrong with. What better way to celebrate the occasion?
b1. Build Me Up (Bungle Remix)
Release Date: 15th December 2017
Hola, amigos! Our next 12" comes from Mexico, delivered to you by the one and only Rodrigo Alvarez aka Rainforest, known already for his output released through Monochrome Recordings, Omni Music, Cadence Recordings, Skutta Records, or 45Seven. So once you're familiar with the said list of his affiliations, you might imagine what to expect. The most appropriate term for a common denominator to describe the content of this EP would be, let's say, 'jungle refurbished'. Feel more than welcome to explore Rainforest's world of beautifully-crafted complex drum patterns, low-frequency bass lines, and rich palettes of background samplework. We're positive that your early-morning cup of coffee can be well substituted with the powerful, fierce-percussioned 'Squad Nights'. The pensive, deep-end 'Blu Diesel Euphoria' will help you digest your daily concerns, and the exotic, desert-inspired 'Sound Tribe' will give you a strong energy boost. The digital bonus, 'Depth of the City', tones things down a bit, offering a perfect soothing ending to the whole story. Given a bowl of so varied ingredients, you can be sure that you get a really wholesome treat, especially if you're after something more organic. In terms of sound, that is.
a1. Squad Nights
b1. Blu Diesel Euphoria
b2. Sound Tribe
Released on 25th October 2019
Here we are with our 12th vinyl release. We're really proud of our back catalogue, and even prouder to be able to add more to it. And what better way to expand our portfolio than by inviting yet another exciting artist to join our 12" club. And this artist is Ricky Force - a man who's seen it all in the more breakbeat-oriented face of drum & bass, pushing his trademark intricate percussion programming since 1999, releasing quality music on labels such as Reinforced, Repertoire, Omni Music, Pinecone Moonshine, DSCI4 or 117, and now finding home with us.
Without further ado, here's Ricky Force and his latest single - a pair of not your usual 170-BPM masterpieces leaning heavier towards roots vibes, jungle, halfstep, and dub (Ricky's from DUBlin, so it makes total sense). "Ecstasy" starts with a looped vocal bit that leads the listener on towards a thick bush overgrown with full-bodied kicks, sharp, frantic breaks, and a bassline composed of massively booming bits that are bound to keep you on your toes, especially if you have the chance to enjoy it on some proper soundsystem.
"Firehouse Dub" is, in turn, a solid halfstepper strongly rooted in jungle revivalism. It marches slowly and steadily, unfolding some interesting stories on the way - a series of thickly-arranged broken beats, a pack of blares, some vocal bits here and there. Put together, they create an amazing mixture of classic sounds organized up to modern-day standards with surgical precision only Ricky Force is capable of. A true feast for all those into the less polished and more true-school shades of drum & bass.
b1. Firehouse Dub