Released 17th August 2018
Straight after his reworking of Skitty’s ‘Hornsman’ on FDX008, X Nation returns with his first full EP for the label. Three cuts of present day jungle, simultaneously classic in style but also avant-garde in approach. Perfect for the FDX Black imprint!
Infinite Waters - A long dubbed out intro of cold horn riffs leads up to a unique weighty amen drop that will have people slapping walls and bawling for rewinds like it was 1994
9 Digit Roots – Taking influence from 80s digital dub, this exploration of dancehall vibes and jungle breakbeats takes many twists and turns mangling audio soundboy style
Kiss Me Neck - A vocal intro that should bring waves of nostalgia to any seasoned junglist soon gives way to some showcase X Nation breakbeat edits and sublime sub bass
a1. Infinite Waters
b1. 9 Digit Roots
b2. Kiss Me Neck
Released 4th May
For FDX008 we see a return to our roots, with two Foundation X anthems getting the remix treatment for 2018. Morphy's 'Put Down Ya Gunz' gets a beating from Spirit dressed in full riot gear. Meanwhile on the flip X Nation relicks Skitty's 'Hornsman' into an enormous bassline driven dark half stepper....
a1. Morphy - Put Down Ya Gunz (Spirit's Riot Mix)
b1. Skitty - Hornsman (X Nation Remix)
Released 13th April 2018
FDX Black 005 sees a welcome return for breakbeat butcher Dub One, his first full 12” for Foundation X gifts us with two dubbed out amen gems! Expertly combining tearout drumwork with spine tingling atmospherics on both cuts. These tunes are simultaneously deep and dirty, exactly what you would expect from FDX Black and Dub One.
Brothers Unite - Starting off with melancholy chords and heavilyreverbed vocals, the inevitable barrage of amens soon hits hard and create an emotional journey down a path of twisted beats and beautiful soundscapes
What Goes Around – Dub one brings a more dubwise roots offering for the flipside, but it's no less brutal on the dancefloor as his expert level breakbeat programming and super weighty sub bass cause mayhem once again
a. Brothers Unite
b. What Goes Around
Release Date: 4th August 2017
Foundation X is proud to present the eagerly awaited first full 12" EP from Djinn; four deadly jungle tracks that display exactly why the female Mancunian artist has become an integral part of the FDX family. Djinn’s ability to weave together dark atmospherics and rumbling subs with the toughest breakwork and is second to none; with a heavy nod to the 90’s sound, satisfying both the dance and underground breakbeat science enthusiasts . . .
NINE GROUNDS – Haunting deep intro pads build to a tectonic 10 tonne drop of militant switching breaks featuring detailed edits and soundclash vocals sitting over a sweeping sub-low bassline reminiscent of a moody ’95 rave.
DESTRUCTIVE CONSEQUENCE – Off-key notes & a rolling break build the vibes deceptively tame over subtle sub-zero bass throughout, pausing for a dark cinematic breakdown before signing off with a rollout of heavyweight raw amenism.
DARK REFERENCE – Diced up stepping breaks laced with Mentasms layered over building atmospherics & deep FX progressing through to a devastating drop of dark chords teased with heavy amen cuts and suspended strings.
PRESSURE – Finally committed to wax! Long awaited track ‘Pressure’ closes the E.P.‘s deadly theme, progressing with sinister harmonies before reaching critical levels & maintaining heavy, relentless drumwork fully to the end.
“Djinn’s true skill lies in her masterful handling of contrast; while her breaks are unfathomably tough, slamming home with pinpoint precision but the force of a 10-tonne jackhammer, they sit within eerie, cavernous atmospheres that cause the senses to sharpen to the intricacies at play. . . . It’s clear Djinn is a name we’ll be hearing for a long time to come” - DJ Mag, 2017
DJ support from SB81, DJ Stretch, Nucleus, Mantra, DJ Monita, Trax, and more...
a1. Nine Grounds
a2. Destructive Consequence
b1. Dark Reference
Release Date: 28th July 2017
The fourth instalment of the FDX Black series sees label boss Skitty reunited on wax with long time production partner Nolige aka SB81, who's in fine form after his well received cutting edge remix of J Majik's 'Your Sound' for Metalheadz. This plate is an essential purchase for any fan of the trademark Foundation X style, perfectly bridging the space between head nod rolling Drum & Bass, and vintage jungle breakbeat edits.
a1. Nolidge - Siren Dub
b1. Skitty & Nolidge - Ghetto Dub
Released 16th December 2016
FDX006 takes us on a version excursion, Threshold takes us on an unforgettable journey through Drum and Bass via Trench Town Jamaica. This man's musical heritage and reggae dub collection have had a clear impact on these four crucial cuts. From working with Breakage over the last 10 years on Reinforced and Digital Soundboy, to Special Branch on Ray Keith's Penny Black, to his own Dub Clinique label and previous releases on FDX skilled craftsman Threshold brings some depth charge business and we felt it only right to give the EP a fitting dub influenced, picture disc, shrink wrapped presentation.
SCANDAL – Super low subs and rolling breaks twisted up in inimitable Threshold style are seasoned with choice vocal samples and dub blips to cause a rumpus dedicated to all chatty mouth people....
FUK RI – No holds barred heavyweight amen choppage to kill all the fuk ri out there. People is sick and tired of hearing bumbaclart get down shit seen....
EASE OFF – What make it so ruff? Threshold's steaming amen and Gregory and Dennis in a combination style probably has something to do with it!
MI RARSE – The final chapter of the EP features an angry patois vocal punctuating a rolling break, both of which have had a serious dose of echo chamber thrown at them, a riddim to clean ya pussyclart bathroom too...
a2. Fuk Ri
b1. Ease Off
b2. Mi Rarse
Released 30th September 2016
Our dubwise sub heavy sound owes a lot sonically to the hugely influential Bassbin Records.
As Breakin records was to Bassbin, so is FDXBLK to Foundation X - An opportunity to explore deeper styles but at no detriment to your dancing feet.... We proudly present a label debut from 'Demented Soul' showing a diverse sound across four tracks all unified with a heavyweight dub theme.
Musically we give a nod yet again to Bassbin with an EP reminiscent of Breakage's chilled but stepping roots vibes. The Rastafari EP is truly dread!
Having released on Threshold's “Dub Clinique” and Stretch's “AKO Beatz”, Demented Soul is a name on the rise and his talent shines on this EP....
a1. Demented Soul - Got To Know
a2. Demented Soul - Message To The King
b1. Demented Soul - Rastafari
b2. Demented Soul - Thy Brother
Released 3rd June 2016
The next installment on the FDX Black label is a serious piece of amen pressure;
This double A side vinyl features FDX mainstay Nolige with a monster VIP and a label debut for Dub One, with his unique breakbeat wizardry.....
Babylon System – Haunting reverse tones and conscious rastafarian readings gently ease you towards what Dub One is famous for; an intense full on amen workout twisting up the beats in ways your ears can't prepare for, hold on tight!.
Sekkle VIP - Taking the original and giving it a fresh direction for 2016, the Sesame Street and Amen breaks switch up and are sprinkled with oldskool rave stabs and soundclash vocals to devastating effect. Heavyweight stepper business.
a. Dub One - Babylon System
b. Nolige - Sekkle VIP
Released 29th January 2016
Founded in 2009 by Skitty, 'Foundation X' quickly made an impression in the Drum And Bass Scene, releasing music from the likes of Nolige, Morphy, Loxy, Equinox, Skitty and many more, the label delivered raw undiluted ruffneck junglism to the people. Relaunched in 2015, Foundation X have now taken things to another level, with a series of ltd edition vinyl and top quality digital releases.
The next chapter in the continuing FDX onslaught sees a label debut from one of the scene's most revered producers Digital, with a hard as nails dubwise themed amen assault. Conscious Rasta vocals and thunderous sub bass meet trademark razor sharp breaks in a way only the original Dubzilla can deliver for 'Teacher'.
First up on the flipside is a collaboration between FDX label boss Skitty & Digital! More dubwise vibes here as you would expect from this partnership... 'Stop Out' is echo chamber business and sees an extreme head nodding bassline combine with a crunchy crisp amen. Militant beats for the dancefloor.
Last but not least Digital completes this release showing his versatility with a dubstep uk steppers style riddim, lower tempo but still high on vibes, 'Culture' completes our trilogy of dubwise vibes for your sound system, heavyweight bassline business for your head and your feet!
a1. Digital - Teacher
b1. Digital & Skitty - Stop Out
b2. Digital - Culture
Released 16th October 2015
Founded in 2009 by Skitty, 'Foundation X' quickly made an impression in the Drum And Bass Scene, releasing music from the likes of Nolige, Morphy, Loxy, Equinox, Skitty and many more, relaunched in 2015, Foundation X are now taking things to another level, with a series of ltd edition vinyl and top quality digital releases.
Fresh from the overwhelming success of FDX004 which topped DnB vinyl charts for weeks, we are proud to present the first release on our FDX Black offshoot, which will showcase a slightly different side of FDX music. Starting with a split 12” EP featuring scene stalwart Threshold and rising Mancunian female artist Djinn!
Two tracks of contrasting but complimentary DnB heavily drenched in atmosphere.
Djinn - Shadows – This highly anticipated amen workout from Djinn whilst in stark contrast to the flip is still heavily laden with soulful vibes but of a much darker nature. Reminiscent of Source Direct's production, moody pads, a haunting vocal and razor sharp edits are the order of the day here!
Threshold - Demons Come And Go - Threshold shows off his talents with a soulful liquidy roller. The smooth breaks, heavy sub and uplifting musical vibes combine together to create a solid head-nodding journey you'll want to listen to again and again.
a. Djinn - Shadows
b. Threshold - Demons Come and Go
Founded in 2009 by Skitty, 'Foundation X' quickly made an impression in the Drum And Bass Scene, releasing music from the likes of Nolige, Morphy, Loxy, Equinox, Skitty and many more, the label delivered raw undiluted ruffneck junglism to the people. Relaunched in 2015, Foundation X are now taking things to another level, with a series of ltd edition vinyl and top quality digital releases.
We cement our relaunch with the first ltd edition vinyl, 4 tracks from 4 artists, a true representation of the FDX vibe and style. Threshold, Nolige (aka SB81), Skitty and X Nation flying the flag for contemporary underground jungle in 2015 and beyond. With this selection of tracks we start as we mean to go on, in true roughneck fashion.
Threshold – Rasta Nuh Tell : Serious dubwise jungle with heavy, heavy discipline ya'll. Threshold's musical heritage is clear and put to deadly use.
Skitty – Tubby's : A rolling amen adventure from label boss Skitty with a nod to Bassbin Records and dub organiser King Tubby. Echo chamber in full effect and the result is authentic jungle vibes!
Nolige – 1900 Style : Dreamy pads in the intro make way for a devastating drop, amens and sub bass come together to cause danger, a badboy riddim firing pure shots!
X Nation – Spread Out & Scatter : Classic synth and vocals from the outset here build the vibe while the drop showcases some technical amen choppage which should have purists smiling and yet satisfy the dancefloor at the same time!
a1. Threshold - Rasta Nuh Tell
a2. Skitty - Tubbys
b1. Nolige - 1900 Style
b2. X-Nation - Spread Out & Scatter