Release Date - 1st March 2019
SUBB1996 – an offshoot of STRAIGHT UP BREAKBEAT – re-imagines the golden era of early & mid 90’s jungle. Kicking things off with a balanced 4 track EP by up & coming AEON FOUR.
Aeon Four is a Jungle Breakbeat duo based in Turku, the original rave capital of Finland. A sonic fortress made of bass, breaks, bleeps and vibes, they aim to bring together all types of bass-heavy, breakbeat-driven music with no strict genre boundaries.
Brothers Matti & Heikki have recently released a string of releases on hardcore-flavoured UK labels such as Boomsha & Raveskool. On PURE WHITE EP they’ve found the perfect blend of rave & early jungle influences with a contemporary twist. Ranging from the uplifting PURE WHITE & soulful WITHER to the classic jungle of HURT & RESPECT theirs is a modern take on the original sound.
a1. Aeon Four - Pure White
a2. Aeon Four - Hurt
b1. Aeon Four - Wither
b2. Aeon Four - Respect
Release Date - 15th February 2019
Having rounded off 2018 in style with his debut EP for the mighty Metalheadz, Fanu the beat manipulator opens 2019 with a bang. Marking the return of Straight Up Breakbeat - the 1st jungle / drum’n’bass label out of Finland established 1996 - Fanu delivers two majestic pieces of music.
12-bit sits nicely at 155 BPM mark, sounding fresh and vintage at the same time. Smooth pads coupled with drum patterns only a select few can construct.
The double A-side steps into jazzier mode but makes sure not to fake the funk. Tight beats and a half-tempo surprise at the end.
Support from - Doc Scott, Muffler, Monita,
a1. Fanu - 12-Bit
b1. Fanu - Drums for Freedom
Release Date: 27th September 2019
"New Age" is one of those tracks that get requested year after year - or in this case decade after decade! With origins in 2008 and played by every big name of the scene it has earned an undisputed anthem status and it’s the most wanted dub in the extensive Loxy & Resound catalogue.
"Stone Cold" on the double A-side is equally exciting. Vintage production from 2009 it combines Resound's trademark metallic funk with some dark vibes & haunting vocals.
Digital only "Forgot Why Mix" flips the script & sounds more contemporary now than ever, highlighting Resound as one of the most innovative producers out there.
Vinyl mastered and cut by Beau at Ten Eight Seven Mastering. Pressed at Record Industry.
a1. Loxy & Resound - New Age
b1. Loxy & Resound - Stone Cold
Digital Exclusive: Loxy & Resound - Stone Cold (Forgot Why Mix)
Release Date - 9th August 2019
A celebration of our primal connection to rhythm and dance woven deep into the fabric of our collective subconscious. No less.
Rhytual is an evolution in the career of the Finnish artist Ilpo Kärkkäinen (also known as Resound) . The project, rooted in live performance, sees him transform the moody sonics he’s known from in his drum’n’bass work into something completely new. Refusing to be defined by traditional genre boundaries, Rhytual is about hypnotic soundscapes that move you deep into a dreamy world of abstraction, myth and wonder.
“Rhytual grew out of necessity,” says Ilpo. “ After more than 20 years of making electronic music I had come to a point in my life and career where I wanted to create something even more personal, important and meaningful.”
“I’m deeply intrigued by the nature of reality. Myth and science. Nature and technology. Ancient history and distant future. How we can see it’s all connected, yet so much remains a mystery.”
“Rhytual is a platform to push my craft to the next level and do something larger with it. It allows me to learn and explore, but also to focus on the essential and condense my art.”
Live performance is central to Rhytual. Ilpo performs with the same hardware setup he also uses to create the music: an analog drum machine, a synthesiser and a sampler. The live show is raw, powerful and hypnotizing. A unique moment in the river of time – like a shamanic journey, shared between everyone in the space and never again to be repeated the same.
“Music allows us to come together and step into an altered reality. It is a healing experience. That is sacred. That is Rhytual.”
a1. Rhytual - Gnosis
a2. Rhytual - Deus
b1. Rhytual - Pagan
b2. Rhytual - Unsung
Release Date: 15th November 2019
Fanu returns to Straight Up Breakbeat for another EP packed with a variety of beats.
"Timetravels" kicks things off with a beautiful blend of classic amen trickery and majestic organ sounds. Timeless piece of music!
"Mystic Woods" is his tribute to a proper drum & bass classic from '96 - for those who know!
"Borderline Offensive" is Fanu at his nastiest with rounds of fierce breakbeat fire all over, while the hard jazz of "Permanent Vacation" (digital release only) bridges the gap between the styles.
Written, produced, mixed & mastered by Fanu. Vinyl master & cut by Beau @ Ten Eight Seven Mastering. Limited vinyl release of 300 copies.
a1. Fanu - Timetravels
b1. Fanu - Mystic Woods
b2. Fanu - Borderline Offensive
Digital Exclusive: Fanu - Permanent Vacation