Release Date: 13th December 2019
10 years is a long time for any label, and throughout the past decade Repertoire has seen distributors come and go, vinyl sales plummet, and interest in the breakbeat-led drum and bass wane. But steadfast in its ideals, the label has never strayed from its roots, and today goes from strength to strength as jungle's golden age influences a new generation.
To celebrate this landmark we've tasked some of the most influential producers on the jungle circuit with re-imagining classic tracks from our back catalogue.
This is Repertoire 10/20.
Featuring remixes from scene trailblazers such as Dead Man's Chest, Sonar's Ghost, Double-O, Friske, AU & Jesta, and more. Repertoire 10/20 is a broad look at underground drum and bass as it is in 2019 and beyond.
a1. Ricky Force - Make It Right (Dead Man's Chest 94 Raw Remix)
a2. Tim Reaper - Second Chance (Sonar's Ghost Remix)
b1. Overlook - Misty (Law & Wheeler Remix)
b2. Madcap - Never Be Free (Friske Remix)
c1. David Louis & Stranjah - Lethal (Double-O Remix)
c2. Law & Wheeler - Night Forms (Eusebeia Remix)
d1. ILK - Return To Swanborough (Au & Jesta Remix)
d2. Artilect - Lost (Soul Intent Remix)
Release Date - 1st February 2019
Prolific German producer Acid_Lab links up with Repertoire once again, alongside his dubbed out alter-ego Ahmad.
Acid_Lab starts proceedings with "Shimazu Clan", a track reminiscent of Source Direct at their most rolling and dangerous. Whilst "Planets", a solar system-sized stepper with booming one- note bass and kick / snare combo, keeps things moving to see out side A.
The mysterious Ahmad takes the reins for side B, and first links up with Manchester's Artilect for "Symbols" - a dark tribal onslaught, peppered with machine gun percussion and an amen final act. Ahmad then brings things down for the dub-inspired "Blackout".
a1. Acid_Lab - Shimazu Clan
a2. Acid_Lab - Planets
b1. Ahmad & Artilect - Symbols
b2. Ahmad - Blackout
Release Date - 16th November 2018
Estonia's Thing joins the Repertoire family with four slabs of forward-thinking jungle.
The somewhat ironically titled Lack of Diversity EP takes you through four distinctly different moods and styles, all underpinned by classic breaks of the 90s.
a1. Thing - Lack of Diversity
a2. Thing - Blessed Love
b1. Thing - Feel So Lost
b2. Thing - Link to the Past
Release date: 21st September 2018
Ricky Force makes a quickfire return to Repertoire after the success of Make It Right / Suburban Nights.
"Everything" is an apache-driven slow burner that moves through the gears into a euphoric breakdown. Hands in the air vibes.
"Special" is a no-nonsense amen track, the kind that Ricky does so well, built for the dance floor.
a1. Ricky Force - Everything
b1. Ricky Force - Special
Released 27th July
West Country newcomer Eusebeia makes his vinyl debut on Repertoire with the four track "Exit Trappings EP". With releases already on Eternia Music, Omni Music and Loxy's CX:Digital, Eusebeia blurs the lines between atmospheric soundscapes and experimental 160, but always with a hefty dose of dubbed-out nostalgia.
a2. Exit Trappings
b1. Winds of Change
Released 11th May
Two slamming tracks from Dublin's finest: Ricky Force.
On the A-side, "Make It Right" is built for the dancefloor. After the euphoric intro comes anthemic vocals and stepping beats that roll on and on.
Meanwhile, the flip "Suburban Nights" steps into deeper, darker territory with bell chimes, brooding keys and oldskool stabs.
a1. Make It Right
b1. Suburban Nights
Release Date: 14th July 2017
Hailing from Brighton, exciting young producer Ilk is already making his presence felt on the D&B circuit, with forthcoming track "The Heather" getting support from the likes of Om unit, Clarity, Mark System and Bailey to name a few. Coming early summer 2017, Ilk serves up two very different tracks for Repertoires 11th vinyl release.
Fours: The Heavy hitter of the two - Fours carries on where The Heather left off, with eerie pads, crushing bass stabs and hard amen-layered drums.
Return To Swanborough: The Claustrophobic Return To Swanborough twists and turns through an array of drum patterns and basslines, all underpinned by a hypnotic pad every 16 bars.
b1. Return to Swanborough
Released 2nd June 2017
To ring in the 10th release on Repertoire we're revisiting two of the first tunes to appear on the label - Sophine / Emptiness Is Form. On remix duties are Repertoire's own Law & Wheeler, and fresh from his successful outing on Rupture LDN: Outer Heaven.
Law & Wheeler re-work Sophine into an even lusher ode to the 1995 era Good Looking sound. Atmospheric pads and female vocals take you up, whilst crushing amen edits and heavy bass give the track a hard edge.
Taking on the "Ghost Dog" sampling "Emptiness Is Form", Outer Heaven's signature break work is on full display here. Pounding amens and snarling bass take centre stage alongside machine-gun percussion.
Release 10 represents a landmark for the Repertoire label, so we’ve gone all out with a full artwork sleeve which depicts two important places in Watton-at-Stone (the birthplace of Moving Shadow), where Law and Wheeler spent their formative years.
The front cover shot shows the village station, which still, after 25 years, proudly displays the 2 Bad Mice graffiti over the railway bridge.
The reverse shows a bench at the end of the village high-street where Law & Wheeler would sit and watch the world go by, listening to the likes of Nookie, Hyper-On- Experience, Blame, Foul Play and Deep Blue blasting out of a Sony Walkman.
a. Law - Sophine (Law & Wheeler Remix)
b. Law - Emptiness Is Form (Outer Heaven Remix)
For vinyl release #005 we're raiding the Repertoire vaults.
Like we did for #002 (Something Special / Voyage) we're pressing up two tracks that only ever made it to digital release previously.
LIMITED PRESS - ONLY 200 WHITE LABEL COPIES.
Infest & Quasi - Mercury...
This is a track we signed in our early days back in 2009, when Infest was just starting to make his mark in certain D&B circles. Fresh from his release on Paradox's Outsider compilation "The Age Of Outsiders Vol.2", we quickly snapped up "Mercury" along with "Rising Son" for our third digital release. Fast forward to 2016 we think this one deserves a limited vinyl pressing.
The Law - Emptiness Is Form...
Another tune from 2009, and without doubt Law's darkest solo production; Emptiness Is Form moves like a ninja in the shadows, taking samples from cult flick Ghost Dog, alongside paranoid strings and cutting razor sharp breaks. Paying tribute to the dark atmospheres of Intense and Source Direct, Emptiness Is Form demanded the move from digital to vinyl.
The last limited white label release we did last year sold out way faster than we expected, so don't sleep!
a1. Infest & Quasi - Mercury
b1. The Law - Emptiness is Form
Over a year in the works this release has been a labour of love for Repertoire!
Representing the present, we have two tracks written especially for vinyl from amen king Tim Reaper, and label founder Law alongside Wheeler.
Looking to the past, we have tracks from the vaults that have never seen the light of day on vinyl. The legendary Invisible Man graces us with a deep cut from 1996 entitled “Sonic Illusion”, and Realside, previously of Cooking Records and Reinforced (Sonar Circle / Static Imprints), take us back to 2001 with “Where Ya Going”.
Big up all the people who have supported Repertoire and especially the artists, without whom this release would not have happened - Tim Reaper, Law and Wheeler, The Invisible Man and Realside.
a1. Realside - Where Ya Going?
a2. Law & Wheeler - Natural Resource
b1. The Invisible Man - Sonic Illusion
b2. Tim Reaper - Second Chance