Release Date: 19th June 2020
Following up the success from Break’s “Another Way” LP, Symmetry sought out some of their favourite producers to spin their take on a selection of tracks from the album.
This first instalment of remixes features Workforce’s reworking of Break & Kyo’s “The Edge Of Time”. His haunting and moody rendition keeps things minimal with skippy rolling beats and lush soundscapes. With innovative vocal rendering and a well designed arrangement, Workforce delivers exactly the remix the original deserved.
Skeptical pulls out his trademark moves on Break & DLR’s “City Slickers”, showcasing his tight and precise production skills. He reshapes the best elements from the original into a stripped back and gritty version, the hypnotic techno style groove keeps this remix constantly rolling till the last bar.
a1. Break & Kyo - The Edge Of Time (Workforce Remix)
b1. Break & DLR - City Slickers (Skeptical Remix)
Release Date: 7th February 2020
Break is back with new material for 2020, kicking off the year with his new single on Symmetry. Armed with a with a plethora of new material for the decade, this release is the first instalment of Break tunes and remixes set to drop this year.
Digging out some old equipment and combining this with new outboard studio toys Got A Feelin’ was created with a minimal but big sounding approach. Giant wobble bass and grinding 808’s keep this stepper moving through the sub switches and vocal stings.
Sesame Seeds pays homage to the famous jungle break heard on countless records but utilising many of the unused and unheard variations of the original breakbeat. Starting from scratch combining new edits and patterns, this subby Jungle roller has a reminiscent sound, but with a sonic twist keeping things fresh.
a1. Break - Got A Feelin’
b1. Break - Sesame Seeds
Release Date: 1st November 2019
Back with new material for Symmetry, Jack Boston’s latest offering showcases his musical and production talents. The two contrasting tracks demonstrate his diversity as one of the scenes top emerging artists. His background as a guitarist is a thread that consistently runs through his production, which adds a live and natural feel to much of his work. As a trained sound engineer working at a renowned studio, his experience from recording an eclectic array of bands adds a different dimension to his approach when making Drum n Bass. Working towards his debut album, this release is the first taste of things to come.
“The Place” - Teaming up once again with the soulful Vanity Jay, this track takes you on a journey of moods. From pensive and smooth to edgy and deep this track holds you on the edge of your seat as you travel through the soundscape. Distilling these elements down into the DJ Edit (included in the digital release) delivers a more club friendly version.
“Always There” - Known for his love of Amen breaks, Madcap brings his rolling jungle style to the mix on this energetic B side. Uplifting horns, retro guitars and bluesy vocals keep this fast paced record moving until the last bar.
a1. Jack Boston - The Place ft. Vanity Jay
b1. Jack Boston - Always There ft. Madcap
Release Date - 2nd August 2019
Symmetry are kicking off the summer vibes with a new Various Artist album " Summetry", following their recent EP from DSP and double sided single from KonSoul. Focusing on musical, deep and liquid DnB flavours for this release, tracks were handpicked to encapsulate the spirit of the season.
Welcoming artists such as DJ Marky, Lenzman and LSB to the label roster for their exclusive additions to this compilation. Each of these talented producers bring their signature style and sound with their offerings.
Vocal content is a strong feature with two Break & Kyo collaborations already receiving extensive club and radio support. Lenzman skillfully reworks the vocals of Charli Brix with his stylish remix of the Ill Truth & Satl track 'In Your Soul'. Total Science & FD, Hydro & War and LSB deal effortlessly with the summer roller duties, combining dance floor grooves with warm soulful soundscapes.
Symmetry are pleased to unleash debuts from Arcatype and EchoB, who give their own unique version of the label's sound through their expert productions.
Incus, DFlect & Arcus and Native Alliance round the project off with their deep and jazzy tunes, bringing the sunset moods to a release perfect for the forthcoming summer festivals.
a1. Break & Kyo - Past North
a2. DJ Marky - Hard Hands (Late Night)
b1. Ill Truth & Satl Feat. Charli Brix - In Your Soul (Lenzman Remix)
b2. Total Science & FD - 3 Way
Release Date - 16th November 2018
One of the true patriarchs of modern day jungle drum & bass Break, delivers his fifth studio album, ‘Another Way’. Drawing from a rich array of musical influences Charlie Bierman pulls us through a spectrum of styles as he sets about showing us exactly why he’s the only producer ever to be asked to remix Dillinja. From the minimal jazz leanings of opening track ‘Last Goodbye’ to the enchanted dub of ‘Conversations’ and the pure dance floor of ‘Keepin’ It Raw’, Break’s ability to combine with the enormous vocals of regular collaborators Celestine, Kyo and MC Fats with other legendary mic men GQ and Clevelend Watkiss sets the LP truly apart; a tour de force of 2018 drum & bass.
“The aim with this album was to explore many of my favourite aspects of drum & bass, and create tracks that work equally in the club, at home or on the go. The contributions from all the talented artists involved really helped to lift the project up to another level. It’s a great way to finish off my year, enjoy!” Break 2018
Album Of The Month – Mixmag
“Support from me” Sir David Rodigan
“Like the postman, Break always delivers...” Cyantific
“Always quality, 10/10” Sub Focus
a1. Break - Last Goodbye ft. Celestine
a2. Break - Keepin It Raw
a3. Break - Whispers In My Ear ft. MC GQ
b1. Break & Kyo - Jungle Desire
b2. Break & Total Science - Dog's Dinner
b3. Break - Conversations ft. MC Fats & Cleveland Watkiss
c1. Break & DLR - City Slickers
c2. Break & Kyo - The Edge Of Time
c3. Break - Sunset Dub
d1. Break - Time To Fly
d2. Break - Looking For That
d3. Break - Take Me Away
Release Date - 26th October 2018
After the blistering sounds of ‘Keepin It Raw’ on album sampler 1, all ears now turn to Sampler 2 where Break flips things completely into pure dub territories.
‘Conversations’ runs fully deep with the legends MC Fats and Cleveland Watkiss drawing us in as Break lashes on the echo fx and rim shots, making for a dubbed out master class.
It’s left to ‘Alpha’ to pull us back into full on D&B mode with an unadulterated monster bassline workout. Proper.
Next stop – the full album....hold tight!
a1. Break - Conversations (ft. MC Fats & Cleveland Watkiss)
b1. Break - Alpha
Release Date: 5th October 2018
As talk of Break’s fifth studio album ‘Another Way’ starts to run wild amongst the drum & bass underground, Bristol UK’s most prolific boss of bass drops ‘Album Sampler 1’ upon us, setting the scene for what’s to come.
‘Keepin It Raw’ and ‘Hip Punch’ roll hard ready to thug out the dance as Break delivers his trademark low-slung heaters as only he knows how. Quality D&B as always that whet’s the appetite nicely.
a1. Break - Keepin in Raw
b1. Break - Hip Punch
Reissue 27th July
01. Last Chance (feat. Kyo)
02. Hooked Up
03. In Between
04. Reach Out
05. Too Hot to Hold (feat. SP)
06. Light Speed
09. In My Mind (feat. Kyo)
10. It's Coming
11. Is This What You Want?
13. All Around
14. Z Step
15. Thin Ice
17. Jungle Step
18. In the Blue
Reissue 27th July
01. Don't Look Down (feat. Calyx & Teebee)
02. Hold On (feat. Kyo)
03. All That's Left
04. Scanner Dub (feat, Kyo)
05. Martyr (feat. SpectraSoul)
06. Too Much
07. Slow Down (feat. Die)
08. Salvage (feat. Nico)
09. Between the Lines (feat. SP:MC)
10. Conference Call (feat. Survival & Silent Witness)
12. Heal Me
13. Time After Time
14. The Only Way
15. Hold On (Club Mix) [feat. Kyo]
16. Everything Counts
Reissue 27th July
01. Break - Love So True
02. Eastcolors - Watch Out
03. Ulterior Motive & Code 3 - Yeti
04. Break - Something New (Xtrah Remix)
05. Octane, DLR & Break - Power Down
06. Prolix - Third Act
07. Break - Who We Are
08. Silent Witness & Break - The Hills Have Ears
09. Need For Mirrors - Domo
10. Fields, Hydro, Mako & Villem - Dissolve
11. Mikal - Frozen
12. Break - Kicked to Death
Celebrating 10 Years of releasing quality Drum n' Bass, Symmetry is pleased to present a sampler of the forthcoming anniversary album. The A side features the vocal talents of Kyo, offset to a gritty stepping classic Break roller. Peppered with dubbed out Space Echo delays and cutting bass tones “Give In To Me” is a stomper with a soulful twist. On the flip “Who Got Da Funk” pays homage to the renowned Symmetry sound, reminiscent of tracks such as “Evil Twin” and “The Flux”. The track is the perfect DJ tool to mix with, but still smashes the dance on its own. Crunchy breaks, seismic sub bass and classic Hip Hop vocal cuts, is basically all you need in a good DnB track.
a1. Give In to Me (feat. Kyo)
b1. Who Got Da Funk
Released 28th October 2016
3x12" Vinyl LP w/ Download Card. Celebrating 10 Years of releasing quality Drum & Bass, Symmetry is pleased to present a 12 track anniversary album. What started as commemorative compilation, soon turned into an album of all new material. Covering various angles of DnB flavours, the 12 track L.P. showcases the diverse but cohesive sounds that Symmetry has been known for over these last 10 years. With collaborations from Kyo, Boston, Total Science, Spectrasoul, MC Fats and DLR with a handful of solo Break productions the album exhibits some of the labels best releases, with an overall salute to the original sound of Drum & Bass. All 12 Tracks are available as a 3 piece vinyl LP. Vinyl customers will receive a digital download drop card with their purchase. Support from Dj's such as : Calyx & Teebee, Spectrasoul, Friction, Survival, Ulterior Motive, Xtrah, DLR, Marky, Noisia, Andy C and many others.
A1) Break & Boston Feat. Kyo - If I Could
A2) Break & Total Science - Betamax
B1) Break & Spectrasoul - Inside
B2) Break - Ain’t No Turnin’ Back
C1) Break Feat. Fats - Free Your Mind (Break Remix)
C2) Break & Kyo - Give In To Me
D1) Break - Who Got Da Funk
D2) Break - Overdub
E1) Break - Left Behind
E2) NC17 & KC - Slimeville (Break & DLR Remix)
F1) Break - The Rush
F2) Break - Not Forgotten
a1. Break & Kyo - Nevaeh
a2. Break - Confidential
b1. Break ft. Mad Hed City - Kill Dem
b2. Break - Late Exclusive
c1. Break & Xtrah - Regulate
c2. Break & Kyo - Simpler Times
d1. Break - Pushing Me On
d2. Break & DLR - No Idea
e1. Break ft. Kyo - Gave Too Much
e2. Break - The Flux
f1. Break ft. Singing Fats - Free Your Mind
f2. Break ft. Celestine - Hope