Release Date: 15th October 2021
Firm label favourite SD makes his debut on the Dispatch Blueprints series with two tracks heavily influenced by the sound of the late 90s.
Continuing the homage to the old skool sound that shaped modern-day drum and bass, Blueprints 006 finds SD celebrating that magic period of peak musicality in the late 90s.
With its epic, cinematic intro and the return of upright double bass samples, '1997' is a classy roller that twists and weaves its way through old school drum work and vocal samples - the perfect modern progressive update.
'One Kind' continues the same theme but with a nostalgic piano lead and a bassline reminiscent of the deep, early Matrix/Metro Recordings sound.
Combining classic liquid sentiments with the grit of modern drum and bass, SD delivers essential listening.
A1 SD 1997
B1 SD - One Kind
Release Date: 8th October 2021
The next edition of the Dispatch Blueprints series comes from NC-17 and Kumarachi. Inspired by the original breakbeats / drum sampling production techniques, NC-17 continues the Blueprints ethos with two spectacular tracks that celebrate the old skool drum and bass flavours.
Whilst working on the latest edition of NC-17's ongoing album series "Most Violent Year" we received the two tracks that make up this release and all agreed that they would find the perfect home on the Blueprints imprint.
"Cache" is a drum heavy collaboration with Kumarachi that makes perfect use of rasping bass synths, razor sharp drum edits and well timed vocal samples, channeling the energy of a Blue Note era banger.
"Rules of Hell" is pure NC-17 magic - a dark, broody, cinematic journey through the depths of drum and bass grit. Tuned to make whole dancefloors shake, this one is a real monster. Watch out for that bassline.
A1 NC-17 & Kumarachi - Cache
B1 NC-17 & Kumarachi - Rules Of Hell
Release Date: 22nd January 2021
The next Dispatch Dubplate release sees three producers individually known for their own distinctive sounds, combine for an exceptional addition to the series.
"Clones" and the vinyl exclusive track "Alphas" from Loxy & Resound are joined by the long awaited "Bongo Mania" from Loxy & Skeptical to complete the release.
**Audio to follow**
a1. Loxy & Resound - Clones
b1. Loxy & Skeptical - Bongo Mania
b2. Loxy & Resound - Alphas
Release Date: 12th June 2020
Continuing the collaborative project started in 2018, the long awaited Watermark Volume 2 is here.
Amoss & Fre4knc join forces once more, to deliver another release demonstrating exactly why the first volume was such a success. This combination of producers consistently deliver their own, heavyweight sound, with "Question Answer" and "Confront" being no exception to the rule.
The pair are also joined by Swift for the menacing collaboration "Face Reality".
Watermark Volume 2 is testament to this creative pairing of styles and it sure to be in heavy rotation. Watch this space for more to come from this project.
**Audio will follow later**
a1. Amoss & Fre4knc - Question Answer
b1. Amoss & Fre4knc & Swift - Face Reality
b2. Amoss & Fre4knc - Confront
Released 24th August
Firmly imprinting their legacy, Amoss & Fre4knc present 'Watermark Volume 1'; the first in a series of devastating collaborative releases. On their own superb, but when producing together, Amoss & Fre4knc are another beast altogether; an entity capable of untold chaos, with a proven track record. A naturally formed pairing of two minds intricately in sync, the 'Watermark' series represents an outlet for the Amoss & Fre4knc sound.
b1. Warning (feat. MC Swift)
Release Date: 1st June 2018
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.
a1. Quadrant & Iris - Calculated Risk
b1. Quadrant & Kid Hops & Iris - Microsleep (Dauntless & Ant TC1 remix)
b2. Quadrant & DStruct & Iris - Reflector
Release Date: 25th May 2018
Bristol based Mako makes his Dispatch return, with the superb 'Glory Or Gain EP'.
Completing a trilogy of Mako EPs on the label, his output is always a highlight for us and this is no exception; headed up by the long awaited release of 'Daggy'.
Whether it's a rig shaking stomper or deep, pensive progression, the vibe Mako delivers is distinctive, intricately balanced and of the highest craftsmanship.
Featuring both solo material and a collaboration on 'Seek The Truth' with Andy Skopes, 'Glory Or Gain' is the latest quality offering from the ever consistent Mako.
a. Mako - Daggy
b. Mako & Andy Skopes - Seek The Truth
Released 18th May
One of drum & bass' shining lights and a huge personal favourite of ours at Dispatch, we are proud to welcome Spirit to the label with 'The Fourth Cycle EP'. Few can match Spirit's quality and consistency and this EP is no exception; the perfect balance between soul and grit; iridescently delivered with tantilising progression. Effortlessly fusing techno, trance and electro influences, with deep, driving bass, Spirit reflects drum & bass in its purest form; his music holding sublime longevity. Instantly transporting us back into any number of nostalgic periods from this scene, Spirit presents his superb debut Dispatch EP.
Released 20th April
A collaboration of seismic proportions, we present 'The Last Renegade' from Safire, DLR & DRS, backed with two experimental DLR forays called 'Dreaming Of A Place'. Sinister, brooding and shaped with intent, 'The Last Renegade' sees Safire & DLR combining to create a half time beast, with the piercing vocals of DRS a perfect fit. Developing the 'Dreamland' themes from his last album, DLR explores dub and techno influences and more downtempo vibes on two mixes of 'Dreaming Of A Place'. Digressing from the more typical Dispatch format, DLR, along with Safire & DRS, express their artistic freedom to display the depth in quality within the label today.
a1. DLR, Safire & DRS - Last Renegade
b1. Dreaming of a Place (Space Dub Refix)
b2. Dreaming of a Place (Dreamland Dub)
Release Date: 27th April 2018
The highly anticipated debut album from London based duo Amoss is finally here; we are pleased to introduce Everything Is Temporary.
Backing an impressive run of Dispatch EPs and singles, Everything Is Temporary is the culmination of Amoss so far; written alongside heavy touring, through years of scrutinous, hard graft in the studio, the album is a snapshot into their progression.
Pressurising themselves with the concept of what an album should entail, it was Codebreaker s monologue Everything Is Temporary that changed their view on the project, inspiring them to stick true to themselves and deliver raw, unfiltered material that would be an honest reflection of Amoss over the years and today.
"When we heard that lyric 'everything is temporary' it was like "yeah it f*****g is temporary, so why are we worrying about this, what's the point? Let's just do what we've done all along, it hasn't failed us yet."
"We've worked with a number of people over the years and collaborations were on the table, but in the end, this is an Amoss record and so that's what it is; us writing music that is Amoss in 2017."
Following early teases from the album by Rene LaVice on BBC Radio 1, the pair will deliver an exclusive radio guest mix ahead of the album release in early April.
A sincere and honest look into underground Drum & Bass' strong beating heart, Amoss are proud to reveal their debut album with Dispatch Recordings.
a1. Amoss - Chronograph
b1. Amoss - SE27
b2. Amoss - That Way East
c1. Amoss - The Cardboard Man
d1. Amoss - Mind State
d2. Amoss - Speckle
Release Date: 6th April 2018
Dispatch Dubplate reaches a milestone 10th release this April, with Ukraine's finest; Dub Head.
Joining the elite series, reserved for only the most in demand, unreleased gems, it was only time before his superb talents would lead to a DISDUB release from the aptly name producer. Led by the mammoth 'Globular Cluster' (a heavily requested staple of DLR & Ant TC1 sets), #10 also features the dark, sinister 'Critical Mass', deep rolling progression in 'Orchestra Soul' and the thumping 'Little More' as an exclusive track, only available to vinyl buyers.
A limited run of 200 hand stamped and numbered heavyweight vinyl copies are available; do not sleep on these, as they will not be repressed.
a1. Dub Head - Globular Cluster
b1. Dub Head - Little More [Vinyl exclusive]
b2. Dub Head - Critical Mass
Release Date: 13th April 2018
The acutely talented Russian returns - leading a new generation of ultra-gifted producers, Black Barrel presents the 'Labyrinth EP' on our main label in April.
From the opener 'Seeing Explosives' with Gusto, the classic tech funk inspirations are clear to see and Black Barrel guides complex arrangements with addictive grooves.
Bringing a refreshing, energized vibe to intricate, technical production, Black Barrel intensifies his portfolio on the 'Labyrinth EP', with sadistic delivery and playful charm.
a1 Black Barrel feat. Gusto - Seeing Explosives
b1 Black Barrel - Labyrinth
b2 Black Barrel - Shrike
Released 30th March
Crafting his own unique sound, we proudly introduce HLZ for a debut solo release, the 'Vectors EP'. First releasing on Dispatch as part of Need For Mirrors (then a duo), HLZ returns as a solo artist 5 years on and it has been well worth the wait. As we share a mutual respect for soul driven, hard edged beats, 'Vectors EP' fuses techno influences and flashes of electro with palpable bass pressure to devastating effect. Building each vibe with great care and enjoying the progression without rushing, HLZ delivers an accomplished EP, with heavy hitters that maintain the suspense right throughout.
Release Date: 23rd February 2018
A-side: 'Stark' Classic tune! No doubt nobody else would have been able to orchestrate that well so a large scape of unexpected tonalities. These mastered wobbles and swinging rhythm make definitely up Marcus' secret weapons. Some pure electric sounds dive you in a delicious nostalgic style of his own. The final result : a furiously original dance song.
B-side: 'Virgo' This is first a matter of musicality. A lively & lovely lead which is redolent of some of the biggest D&B anthems. A peerless technical and musical knowhow we can feel at every step of the tune. That percussive drum slightly enveloped by an ethereal melody creates a perfect well balanced ambiance. Absolute dancefloor killer.
Release Date: 16th February 2018
Skeptical lands his first release since the massive "Marka" which rounded off a great year for this talented D&B producer. Here he joins MC Fokus who on the AA side "The Truth" lends his superb vocals however on the A side "Fluctuate" he gets down to joint production duties with Skeptical to knock up a huge weighty techno inspired roll-out. Quite simply we think this is a great release from 2 names to watch throughout 2012 and we hope you agree!
DJ Support on this relaase from: Ant TC1, DJ Hype, Spectrasoul, Yongsta, D-Bridge, Kasra, Doc Scott, Xtrah, Marky, Spinline, Foreign Concept, Vicious Circle, Mindscape, Artificial Intelligence, Laurent Garnier, Amoss, Loxy, Blu-Mar-Ten, Survival, EBK, Cern, Octane & DLR, Safire, Nymfo, Subterra, Hydro & Chris SU.
a. Skeptical Ft MC Fokus - Fluctuate
b. Skeptical Ft MC Fokus - the Truth
Release Date: 2nd March 2018
A natural homecoming for one of our favourite artists, we are proud to present the second album from Zero T on Dispatch Recordings; 'Little Pieces'.
Neatly forming over the past year, 'Little Pieces' marries all aspects of the Irishman's diverse, accomplished sound, progressing from the elegant piano foray 'Fortune Favours' to amen strewn tech stepper 'Dying Breed', filling all the gaps in between.
Collaborations with Beta 2 & Villem are backed by vocal features from DRS, Stamina and Steo; whose lyrics provided the album's core inspiration on the stunning title track, supported by Friction (on BBC Radio 1) and DJ Hype (Kiss FM). Following his acclaimed 2015 album 'Golden Section', Zero T continues his thematic, visual imagery; the album artwork reflecting the mosaic of his influences from over the years, carefully reconstructed into a cohesive body of work.
A true demonstration of his artistry, Zero T encapsulates everything we love about this genre in 'Little Pieces'.
a1. Zero T Feat. Steo - Little Pieces
a2. Zero T Feat. Villem & Stamina - You Choose
b1. Zero T - Divisions
b2. Zero T Feat. Beta 2 - Teachers
c1. Zero T - Shortform
c2. Zero T - The Question (Feel)
d1. Zero T - Dying Breed
d2. Zero T - Bad For You
Release Date: 16th February 2018
We are pleased to welcome Arkaik back to Dispatch for his 2nd release; the superb 'Timelapse EP', dropping on the main label this February.
Knife edge precision separates Arkaik from the crowd, with an unrivaled delivery in dark, stripped back beats and 'Timelapse' collates some of his best work to date.
Clinical bass stabs are rife throughout, with eerie atmospherics keeping the tension heightened as the Shanghai resident consolidates his unique dancefloor style.
With infectious grooves, techno inspired progression and sub pressure to test any soundsystem, 'Timelapse' is a testament to Arkaik's mastery of the minimal sound.
b2. Speed Era
Release Date: 10th November 2017
Making his long-awaited Dispatch return, Cern brings us the superb 'Spirit House EP'.
In only the second release since his 2014 album 'Under Another Sky', we are instantly reminded of the Kiwi's talents, casting his own shadow with rolling vibes of the highest order.
Although no longer a UK resident, the EP feels very much like a homecoming for us at Dispatch, as we proudly welcome one of our most celebrated label acts in recent years.
Building suspense expertly and with resounding alchemy, Cern presents a collection of tracks with timeless value, further elevating his reputation as one of the scene's finest producers.
a1. Spirit House VIP (Creeper Mix) [Vinyl Exclusive]
Release Date: 3rd November 2017
Starting this year with a lethal debut in the Venomous EP, Bristol based Kyrist returns with the remedy this November for her sophomore Dispatch release; the Antidote EP.
With a profound ability to create stripped back beats with unsurmountable energy, Kyrist has mastered the balance of essential minimal grooves, perfectly catered to the big stage.
Forging her unique sound at an alarming rate, Kyrist presents four tracks delivered with panache; distinctively callous to the core, but constantly building with playful progression.
Concluding an impressive year with a busy touring schedule, Kyrist seals 2017 in style.
b2. Force Of Habit
Release Date: 22nd September 2017
Mapping out their interpretation of 170 BPM music today, Gerra & Stone are proud to present their debut album 'Polarism' on Dispatch Recordings this September.
Harnessing wide ranging influences and often contrasting moods into the drum & bass tempo, 'Polarism' is Gerra & Stone pouring their passions into a project to bring honest, emotionally charged music from the soul, balanced by swathes of darkness and groove guided havoc.
Elements of their full spectrum come to fruition throughout the album in tracks such as 'The Fourth State', whilst shifting focuses onto more sultry, idyllic styles in 'In Disguise', right across to the gritty, dancefloor primed pressure of 'Blank'.
Enhancing the vibe of their journey, Gerra & Stone favour vocal features over collaborations, inviting close friend Visionobi, the divine Peta Oneir and introducing Jordan Jr. for the superb 'On The Outside', a track which also sees musician Stephen Mcleery returning on the piano.
Sharing their own adept approach to the genre with a milestone release, Gerra & Stone bring opposing forces into natural unison with a superbly polished debut album.
The album is available as a 12" white vinyl double pack. This includes the Vinyl Exclusive track - "The Fourth State [Dub Mix]".
Please note the Vinyl Exclusive track is not available digitally anywhere!
- 140g vinyl
- White vinyl
- Double pack sleeve
- Gloss finish
a1. Time Not Wasted
a2. Repeat Process
b1. On The Outside (Ft. Stephen McCleery & Jordan Jnr)
b2. The Fourth State (Dub Mix) (Vinyl Exclusive)
c1. Control Information
d1. Take Me Home
Released 9th December 2016
For our final release of 2016, we are proud to have reached our milestone 100th Dispatch release, marking the occasion with a Various Artists’ compilation featuring some of our favourite producers from the past and present. Celebrating some of the artists that have moulded the label today, whilst simultaneously showcasing upcoming talent, the album is split into two parts – the ‘Future Blueprint’; including original / newly remixed music from the likes of DLR, Skeptical, Gerra, Stone & Cern and the ‘Past Blueprint’; a selection of our best loved cuts from over the years, with numerous showings from Survival, Break and Zero T, plus classics from A.I., Marcus Intalex and Duo Infernale. Reflecting on how the label and artists have developed together in time, further names appear on both Parts 1 & 2, including Script (on ‘Sahara’ with Survival and also the classic ‘Set Up The Set’) and label boss Ant TC1, alongside Chris SU and Stress Level first for ‘Waves’ and now, remixing Nymfo’s ‘Coming Through’ with Seattle duo Quadrant & Iris. With special thanks to all the fans, press and DJs that have supported us over the years, we are thrilled to have made it to a century of releases; with so much good music around today, we look forward to sharing our plans for 2017 and on.
A1. DLR & Ant TC1 – The Grip (DLR’s Tripping VIP)
B1. Gerra, Stone & Cern – Kontrol
B2. Hyroglifics – Terra
C. Skeptical – Narko
D1. Nymfo – Coming Through (Quadrant, Ant TC1 & Iris Remix)
D2. Survival & Script – Sahara