Release Date: 6th May 2022
‘Shore to Shore’ is the debut album set to drop from Phase on Metalheadz, and after the artist’s history on the label it was the next obvious step for both him as well as the imprint. Handpicked by Metalheadz label boss Goldie, the Belgium native residing in Switzerland is following in the footsteps of a Beatport No.1 on Metalheadz with his collaboration ‘Call In Me’ alongside Grey Code with a brand new album.
‘Shore to Shore’ brings back the all-encompassing listening experience of an album. With eight brand new records offered by the producer, each selection is as immersive as the next. Beginning with its title-track, it delivers layer upon layer of cascading breaks and stunning vocal crescendos from LaMeduza and it’s the optimum way for Phase to pull you into his domain. ‘Stress Out’ and ‘Frameworks’ provide a darker climate, and the more stripped back assembly of ‘Something’s Missing’ pushes against the drum rhythms of ‘Inner Schism’. ‘Quick Fix’ flips the switch with its subterranean levels meanwhile the grooves of ‘Tatter Tune’ add more to the track list’s diversity. Ending the album, comes ‘Only One’ with UK talent Tyler Daley – a name in his own right and highlighting the scope at Phase’s fingertips.
Even the album’s artwork, hand painted by Italian designer Matteo Saccò is a visual representation of the album's journey. Mirroring its audio experiences of different emotions and turbulences throughout, it repackages these themes in a visual format. Highlighting once again that ‘Shore to Shore’ truly is an all encompassing project.
For the burgeoning producer, ‘Shore to Shore’ is one of his biggest projects. It lays bare the musicality he has available to him through years of dedication to the craft and with a combined journey, Metalheadz was the perfect place for its release. It proves that alongside several singles laying in its wake, April is looking to be another important month for both the producer and the LP’s home at Metalheadz.
A1. Shore To Shore (ft. LaMeduza)
A2. Stress Out
B2. Something's Missing
C1. Inner Schism
C2. Quick Fix
D1. Tatter Tune
D2. Only One (ft. Tyler Daley)
Release Date: 20th May 2022
4 years on from their landmark debut album, Blocks & Escher return to Metalheadz for a stellar contribution to the 25 Years series.
Part 5 plays host to a brand new track in 'Bird', crammed full of characteristically Blocks & Escher sounds from beginning to end, and in many ways picking up from where 'Something Blue' left off.
'Madness', a digital only track from Platinum Breakz 4 way back in 2014 is one of the most requested vinyl releases in the catalogue, so we're delighted to be finally doing the track justice with a fresh remaster on the AA side.
AA. Madness (Remastered)
Release Date: 4th March 2022
As the 25 Years of Metalheadz project picks up steam once again we're happy to honour another milestone by welcoming Total Science back into the fold, commemorating their own glorious two and a half decades of service.
Distracted by the arrival of hardcore in the early 90s, record collecting was quickly followed by DJing and eventually production with the duo now boasting a discography few can rival. It's that hardcore and more specifically Reinforced Records influence that heads up this release with 'Universe 92', a nostalgic but highly polished number.
'Jungle Jungle' sits on the other side, easily one of our most requested represses and an iconic anthem from the early 2000s which is arguably Total Science's greatest gift to the genre.
A. Universe 92
AA. Jungle Jungle (Remastered)
Release Date: 28th January 2022
Metalheadz and Grey Code are proud to announce 'Renewal', the debut Grey Code album set to be released in January 2022 which follows up from the UK producer's seminal EPs ‘Reprieve’ and ‘Helios’, as well as a critically acclaimed remix for Goldie’s ‘The Mirrored River’ and Beatport No.1 collaboration ‘Call In Me’ alongside Phase.
With a huge package of new music ready to be revealed to a fan base that has grown around Grey Code's deep, soulful and intricately woven rhythms, he’s once again set an enviable standard. The album positions itself perfectly within the back catalogue of Metalheadz, with the South coast born producer now an imperative part of the roster.
‘Renewal’ marks a continuation in Grey Code’s journey, one which has enabled him to tour internationally, from Austria to Japan, as well as everywhere in between. Flexing the razor-sharp production skillset which he’s become renowned for, ‘Renewal’ is another example of the young producer’s value. It’s a fully immersive album from start to finish, including the sounds of ‘Prima’ setting the pace whilst ‘Voyage XIII’ follows suit. Meanwhile, ‘Actress’ delivers the darker hues whereas ‘Nowhere Ever’ takes you back into Grey Code’s more emotive musical landscapes.
Finishing the album is ‘Primrose’ with its old-school breaks, alongside ‘Illiad’ which nods to its namesake through being sonically epic. Grey Code has constructed a work of art through his ‘Renewal’ album and it’s easy to hear within every track. As his music flourishes alongside some of the most renowned cuts to come through within drum & bass, he is becoming more and more notorious amongst its circles. With music like the type featured on ‘Renewal’, it’s easy to see how he’s one of the most hotly tipped artists coming through this generation of music creators.
A2. Voyage XIII
B3. Nowhere Ever
Release Date: 17th December 2021
Our final release of 2021 sees us revisit some classic Rufige Kru sounds for a special one-off release featuring the remastered 'Krisp Biscuit' and the forgotten track 'Take Me.'
Originally released on Reinforced Records 30 years ago, the mashup energy of 'Krisp Biscuit' still holds up as a serious dancefloor weapon whilst 'Take Me', a previously lost track released under the Covert Operations alias (Goldie & Pascal), is a journey of darkened mystery worthy of seeing the light of day once again.
a1. Krisp Biscuit
b1. Take Me
Release Date: 26th November 2021
A collaboration oozing with class and consideration, 'Crackdown' is a piece of music that celebrates and remembers the absolute legacy of two of the finest minds to ever grace this genre and beyond, Marcus Intalex and Spirit.
Described by Goldie as one of the purest drum and bass tracks he's ever heard, 'Crackdown' was an instant hit with crowds and swiftly emerged as one of the most sought-after Metalheadz tracks in recent times. Coming as a 1 sided record with the Soul:r and Inneractive logos delicately etched onto the other, this is what we hope will be a fitting release to form part of the ongoing 25 Years of Metalheadz series.
A1. Marcus Intalex & Spirit - Crackdown
B side is etched with the Soul:r and Inneractive logos.
Release Date: 11th June 2021
Mark System's first solo release on Metalheadz comes in the form of two exceptional pieces of drum and bass for the 4th instalment of the 25 Years series.
Based in Ibiza, Mark's only past contribution to the label is a singular remix but it's always seemed inevitable he would one day have his own Metalheadz release. He has been described as somebody who has "impeccably honed his sound", a sound that is distinctively mature, naturally unique and highly emotive, all of which are as recognisable as ever across these two tracks.
a1. Wanna Dance
b1. On Top
Release Date: 4th June 2021
The sound of one of the most recognisable Metalheadz anthems makes up the 2nd part of our 25 Years series.
Asylum aka L Double's 'Da Base II Dark' was originally released in 1995 and retains its status as a certified classic, still appearing in sets almost 3 decades later. Remastered for this mammoth project the single is accompanied by a Stealth remix on the B side, a remix that grew into Stealth's own personal homage to the Metalheadz sound. The outcome is a ravenous twist constructed entirely with the late night dancefloor in mind.
A. Da Base II Dark [Remastered]
B. Da Base II Dark (Stealth Remix)
Release Date: 23rd April 2021
The first Razors Edge release in over 3 years welcomes back some heavyweights of the Metalheadz camp in Loxy, Ink, Resound and Gremlinz.
A post-millennium anthem in 'Headz Roll' gets the remix treatment from what has got to be one of the most dangerous looking quadruples in dnb history, and the result is an uncompromising and refreshing twist on an already much-recognised sound. On the flip we're exposed to the gritty energy of 'Think' by Ink, Loxy & Resound who as a trio have been making waves and gathering momentum on their own imprint in recent times.
a1. Loxy & Ink - Headz Roll (Ink, Loxy, Resound & Gremlinz Remix)
b1. Ink, Loxy & Resound - Think
Release Date: 26th March 2021
A defining member of the hardcore techno scene in the early nineties and stretching his influence across a range of sub genres, from jungle to house music, there’s not one section of the cultural shifts since then which Nookie hasn’t seeped his influence into. Whether it’s been pivotal moments on imprints such as Labello Blanco, Reinforced, Moving Shadow or Good Looking, he’s proven the span of his creativity with every track he’s released across a plethora of labels. This continues with a brand-new single on Metalheadz, extending across an array of styles and a natural progression from his acclaimed remix of Goldie’s ‘Inner City Life’.
The Rage mix of ‘Kaeya’ has already received support from radio icon Pete Tong as his 'Essential New Tune' which sets the standard for this release. With deep, heavy sub bass and pounding kick drums skipping underneath the track, softened slightly by its vocals this is a formidable record which speaks of the current climate and proof that club-orientated tracks are still having a seismic effect on listeners. The D&B mix flips the tempo, dipping between each note sequence with a lulling sense of security, meanwhile closing the single is its ‘96 rework, standing out through its rolling breaks and reminiscent feel.
They each pull together a seminal standalone offering from Nookie, and one which will reidentify fans with his commitment to musical exploration as well as the impression he’s had throughout his three decades worth of history, now proudly displayed under the Metalheadz banner. And this is just the start.
a1. Kaeya ['96 Mix]
b1. Kaeya [Rage Mix]
b2. Kaeya [D&B Mix]
Release Date: 19th February 2021
Quartz has been constructing some of the most cutting edge and enjoyable drum and bass we have heard in recent times and we've been eagerly anticipating the day we can follow up his 2018 'Hall of Mirrors EP'. That day is fast approaching as we proudly reveal the 'Coercion EP' set for release on 19th February.
Comprised of 4 technical achievements propped up by a persistent underlying quality this is Quartz demonstrating a raw yet refreshing sound we can promise a lot more of in the coming years. Key elements of Quartz's character have seen him develop a relationship with Goldie who has been ever-present in both refining his technique and carving out a new journey that doesn't comprise in the slightest. Also featuring Artilect on 'Folding Water', the 'Coercion EP' is a fantastic reflection of Quartz's intricate approach to making music the way he wants to.
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a2. Weird Nightmares
b1. Folding Water ft. Artilect
b2. Haxan Magic
Release Date: 26th February 2021
The third part of the 25 Years of Metalheadz series sees us revisit the industrious sounds of 'Drum Trip' by Kaotic Chemistry aka 2 Bad Mice. Originally released on Moving Shadow an astonishing 29 years ago 'Drum Trip' has remained a DJ's favourite to this day, a testament to the foundation work laid down by the pioneering trio.
The revival was prompted by a heavy-hitting remix by Metalheadz's own Detboi and was followed with an elegant, rolled-out interpretation from Madcap. The frustration caused by the loss of the original ‘Drum Trip’ recording was quickly forgotten as Wheeler went in and ultimately produced an outstanding full-scale rebuild. A second 'Low Ends & Amens' version by Detboi retains the original tempo and features as a digital bonus alongside a previously unreleased Kaotic Chemistry track in 'Jupiter' which was brought back to life with the astute skills of Steve Kielty (SCAR).
It’s an unquestionable truth that we’re delighted to present this classic era of electronic music restored and rejuvenated as part of the 25 Years of Metalheadz project.
a1. Kaotic Chemistry - Drum Trip (Detboi's Trip Remix)
b1. Kaotic Chemistry - Drum Trip (Wheeler Rebuild)
b2. Kaotic Chemistry - Drum Trip (Madcap Remix)
Available: 18th December 2020
Adam ‘Adred’ Baker is an imperative part of the US drum & bass scene, providing a home for its fans amongst the cultural hub of New York City. Alongside his work as a promoter for ‘Natural Selection NYC’, he’s also dropped music on labels such as Metalheadz, Soul:R and 31 Recordings, proving that he’s as multi-faceted as they come. This is something which shines through on his LP ‘KIM’ set to be released on Goldie’s Metalheadz; named after his late father whose Fender Rhodes features prominently in much of Adred’s music and is a central part of his inspiration. The album is an introspective look at the producer’s history and one which will identify the elements which have made him both such a successful artist and drum & bass event host.
a1. Adred & Commix - Interface 01
b1. Adred & Dave Owen - 2 Times
b2. Adred & Cory James - Radon Test
c1. Adred - Amenity
d1. Adred & Commix - Recall
d2. Adred & Jamal - Autofacs
Available: 18th December 2020
From crossover success to being pillars of the drum & bass community, both René LaVice and duo Future Cut have histories which highlight the genres diversity. Whilst René LaVice has spent over two years on the Radio 1 airwaves, showcasing the very best tracks from throughout the global scene, Future Cut have several UK #1s, alongside helping the growth of drum & bass within Manchester’s pivotal growth during the 90s. Now together they unleash a new release on imperative platform Metalheadz, an imprint which has already played host to Future Cut and one which will soon be seeing its first delivery from René LaVice. Spearheaded by Goldie, its heritage is undeniable, and it’s become a lasting part of UK dance music culture, stretching its influence throughout the world.
Rolling breaks and growling bass layers characterise the opening track ‘Nine Strings’. Meanwhile, ‘Eyes’ looks at contemporary trends through a new light alongside drum heavy sequences. Each track pulls together another massive signing from Metalheadz; together René LaVice and Future Cut add three more tracks to the label’s antique collection.
a1. Nine Strings
Available: 18th December 2020
A special project from the archives as Goldie celebrates 25 years in the game with 6 unreleased and re-mastered tracks.
a1. Goldie presents Rufige Kru - I Walk The Dog
b1. Goldie presents Rufige Kru - Hornet 127
c1. Goldie presents Rob & Goldie - Shadow (VIP)
d1. Goldie presents Rufige Kru - Rider's Aftermath
e1. Goldie presents Rufige Kru - Stormtroopa (Original Mix)
f1. Goldie - Shinin' Down On Me (J Majik Remix)
Available: 18th December 2020
The Italian-born, London-based producer encapsulates the modern day Metalheadz sound across 4 sublime solo tracks, from the effortless fluidity of the title track to the raucous vibrations of 'Break The Rules'. There's a familiar tastefulness from start to finish, full of thrills, twists and turns but also very raw in nature, something HLZ continues to execute throughout his impressively growing discography.
a2. In A Lifetime
b1. Break The Rules
b2. Polar Dream
Available: 18th December 2020
You'd be forgiven for not realising this is Nymfo's first EP for Metalheadz considering he is one of the Netherlands' finest drum and bass exports boasting releases on some of the genre's most revered labels.
Opening with the title track 'Sting Blade', the EP hits hard in true Nymfo fashion, but as he's shown over the last decade and more he is perfectly capable of executing several styles, something exemplified as you journey deeper into the release. Fellow Dutchman and Berghain staple Martyn also features for a vigorous work out on 'What's Happening".
a1. Sting Blade
b1. What's Happening feat. Martyn
b2. No Choice
Available: 18th December 2020
A first release for Seba & Paradox as a duo on Metalheadz is as special as its billing makes out to be.
Although being situated in Sweden and Lithuania may provide many stumbling blocks, not to mention Paradox's insistence on physical 'in personal' studio sessions, the guys still manage to retain a production line amongst the best in underground jungle.
b1. Love Or Death
Available: 18th December 2020
20 years on from meeting at the legendary Music House we're delighted to be welcoming Digital & Outrage as a duo to Metalheadz for the very first time.
Their debut Metalheadz Platinum 3-tracker is headed up by the long-coveted, dubbed out 'Kingdom' with a further 2 offerings in 'Reunion' and 'Diligence' exhibiting the duo's natural gift in building killer hooks and compelling basslines. An essential piece of 2020 drum and bass.
a1. Digital & Outrage - Kingdom
b1. Digital & Outrage - Reunion
b2. Digital & Outrage - Diligence
Due 12th April
We’re delighted to present Lenzman’s brand new album - ‘Bobby’. Gliding through sub-genres of hip-hop, jazz and soul, Lenzman’s new album is forward-thinking with complimenting crossovers that still connect with the current drum and bass scene. Across this boundary defying journey, Lenzman draws on a cascade of mellow and weighty subs, soft and rich vocal tones from collaborators DRS, Children Of Zeus and Konny Kon whilst guest producers Artificial Intelligence and LSB lend their notable skills to the LP with nostalgic melodies. Amongst the intricate sound design also lies sentimental influence of family and childhood that has served as the essential foundation to bind the LP together: “I became a father a year or so before starting the album. My daughter had also named her stuffed toy “Bobby” at the time,” Lenzman explains. Although the LP was already taking shape that was fitting for me as a title. Becoming a Dad had made me revisit my own childhood and look at it from a different angle. The memories, influences and music from that period of my life were the most vivid in my mind… the moods and feelings, all translated into the music on the LP. I was raised by my father and he used to draw a lot back in those days, so it was fitting for him to draw the cover, fragments of my childhood put onto paper.
Released 20th January 2017
The first Metalheadz release of 2017 comes courtesy of Phil Tangent and Penny Giles and we’re very excited to welcome them into the Metalheadz camp. The two tracks are perfect for Headz platinum as they fuse the rough with the smooth, something the sister label has become known for the course of its history. We have deep basslines playing set against subtle rave stabs and break edits on the solo effort from Phil Tangent, whilst on the collab from Phil Tangent & Pennygiles things go deeper with the atmospheres and effects.
b1. Crossing the Rubicon
Released 13th January 2017
Limited one-sided pressing. What can we say about 'Metropolis' that hasn’t been said already? Adam F delivered a piece of sonic art for the label, a visceral, complex anthem that stopped people in their tracks on its initial airings at Blue Note.
a1. Adam F - Metropolis
Very excited to welcome back Dub Phizix to Metalheadz, arguably one of the biggest artists in drum n bass delivers an impeccable release. The last time he graced the label was with Skeptical on Platinum Breakz 4 and its great to have him back, two tailor made tracks that fit the Headz vibe perfectly.
a1. Spot Light