Available: 20th November 2020
Rua debutant Arcane arrives with a 4 track EP of jungle infused, bass driven goodness high on melodic content and drum intricacy.
Title track – Labyrinth - hits that jungle funny bone from the outset, with ripplingly programmed drum flushes knitting together chimes, pads and chord progressions, all on top of 808s. For fans of Good Looking Records and Sully's modern output.
"Planet X", a collab with Samurai Breaks, provides dancefloor energy as old school jungle staples meet modern production manoeuvres. The pace here is unrelenting, the bass full frontal, and the energy undeniably soundsystem centred, while maintain the melodic signatures that tie the EP together,
"Voyages" harks back to earlier Rua Sound adventures - a collage of genres, infectious halfsteppin' beat, deep subs & refined dancefloor pressure. What feels in the early stages like a beat tape track gradually builds into a dubby, bass-driven half-stepper for the beat heads.
"Temples" moves in a more drumfunk direction. A lurking low end underpins a furious drum workout, twisting and turning through several chapters. Arcane truly showing the flexibility of his production standard here, as well as his ability to merge old & new. Fire!
a1. Arcane - Labyrinth
a2. Arcane - Planet X feat. Samurai Breaks
b1. Arcane - Voyage
b2. Arcane - Temples
Release Date - 1st March 2019
Comma and A.Fruit land two unadulterated bangers on Rua Sound, backed with the unmistakable sounds of TMSV and Itoa on remix duties. Oakland's Comma roars out of the blocks on his Rua debut with a crushed-up glitchy cut entitled Gasworks. Comma rams the heavier end of the West Coast beat scene into the UK hardcore continuum, on a track buzzing with furious energy.
If you don't know Itoa yet – it's time to catch up. Exit Record's latest addition brings his singular production style to the remix with whip-sharp drums, a colourful sound design, and fresh, unconventional arrangements.
A producer in ascendency, Russia's A.Fruit serves up the darkness on the flip with a stepping growler, sodden with bass. Her production is tightly bound together by D.E.'s intense vocal and delivers a punch.
Rua regular TMSV picks up the pace on the remix, rounding off the EP with dancehall-infused dread-rave vibes, like only he can.
01. Comma - Gasworks
02. Comma - Gasworks (Itoa Remix)
03. A. Fruit - Gonman Feat. D.E.
04. A. Fruit - Gonman Feat D.E. (TMSV Remix)
Release Date - 8th March 2019
Featherstone is a release by a producer in the ascendancy following his superb release for Fracture's Astrophonica imprint.
The London based Irish producer shows off the diversity of his sonic abilities with the E.P juxtaposing high energy club tracks and hip hop weight with sensual depth.
02. Glow (feat. 18andcounting)
04. All In (feat. Alis)
Release Date - 8th March 2019
Rua Sound is proud to present the Echosystem EP from Lynch Kingsley
The Italian producer continues to carve out a space that is entirely his own. Over four tracks, Lynch lays out an array of rhythms and styles that don't square well with gentrification. In proper Rua style, there's plenty in there for the dnb, jungle, dub and footwork heads to get on with.
01. Eternal Sunset
02. Wild Obsession VIP
04. Deadly (feat. Neve)
Release Date: 13th November 2020
San steps forward with idiosyncratic, textured jungle for the modern era on his debut 12". Anxious and introspective throughout, San's detailed sound design and close control of intricate drum edits clearly mark his pedigree. The jungle alias of a Bristol based techno producer, the San project reflects upon the rave landscape of 2020, and finds it to be a dark place.
a1. Subject 9
a2. What I'm Seeing
b2. Half In
Release Date- 15th March 2019
Rua Sound is pleased to announce we are back in action for of 2019, and a welcome return to the label of Touchy Subject, coming in fresh from his Aurora D Raynes project with Dan Dans K in 2018.
Support from Tom Ravenscroft and Giles Peterson.
The go-to producers for cosmic, rootsy takes on up-tempo 160-170 bass music, Touchy Subject's second four-track 12" on Rua ups the ambition and knocks it so far out of the park its broken windows in the next parish across.
The General EP veers wildly between belligerent, funky takes on dusty 90's boom-bapàla DJ Shadow on "Shudder" and 'Turnt Up', cavernous soundsystem workouts on "Seek and Find", and the febrile halftime (just) jungle (barely) title-track "General" bringing the emotive goosebump vibes.
This is soundsystem music par excellence; cerebral, heady, and rousing.
01. The General
04. Turnt Up (feat. I-Mandala)