Release Date: 31st July 2020
An assemblage of production across labels such as DEXT, Fabric/Houndstooth, Sound Pellegrino and his own GUNNER imprint has seen Troy traverse a multitude of tempos and club conditions. Paving the way for his debut EP on Only Ruins, ONRU004 is a luminous four-track 12" that exercises a complex and heavy-duty sound design.
As premiered by Saoirse on BBC Radio 1's Residency, Croak inaugurates the EP of post-apocalyptic effects-chains, exploring a twisted warfare of dancehall mutations, channelling synthesis through the belly of the beast.
Swede Get Spun is a contorted-tool, pacily worm-burning with nose tingling bass that gallops to the pulse of horse lasagne.
Championed as an opening track in the sets of Batu, Knee Slap is a claustrophobic coalition of intricately cut kicks that combat a playful sub-low and hyperspeed snare stabs.
Widely known for his collaborations with Joy Orbison as 'CO/R', Manchester's Herron (meandyou/Peder Mannerfelt Production), morphs 'Knee Slap' into a leviathan of scurrying dread and paranoid panic for darkened dancefloors. You'll want to keep your shinpads on for this one.
All profits are being donated to Anti-Racism charities.
a1. Troy Gunner - Croak
a2. Troy Gunner - Swede Get Spun
b1. Troy Gunner - Knee Slap
b2. Troy Gunner - Knee Slap (Herron Remix)
Released 12th October 2018
Only Ruins follows up it’s debut release with a diverse four-tracker from London based producer and sound designer Unperson.
ONRU002 is a versatile EP consisting of breaks, bleeps and drones.
Unperson exercises an assortment of unique sampling techniques to create spiralling atmospheres, pulsing percussive arrangements, otherworldly soundscapes and idiosyncratic tonal components.
a1. Unperson - Mind Distract
a2. Unperson - Drift
b1. Unperson - U Got Mine
b2. Unperson - Staring At The Light Cable
Released 22nd June 2018
Only Ruins is a Bristol-based record label of sorts, pushing various deviations of electronic music for both inside and outside of a club setting.
ONRU001 is a 4 track 12” produced by the multi-faceted Syz. Having previously released on labels such as Brotherhood Sound-System and having already gained DJ support from the likes of Hodge, Lamont, Peverelist & Troy Gunner among others, this is a heavyweight and versatile EP that tip-toes between bass, breaks, electro and techno.
Mastered by Beau at Ten Eight Seven. Limited to 300 copies on vinyl + available digitally.
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