Release Date: 21st February 2020
Drawing from their long time experience in the wider electronic music scene, Bluematter is the collaborative brainchild of Jozef K & Thomas Ragsdale; an alchemical fusion of style and influence, focussed through the lens of contemporary junglism.
Bluematter’s heady concoctions of tumbling breakbeats & morphing technoid riffs have been turning many a head on the dancefloor, with trainspotters rolling up to the decks in droves seeking the source of these otherworldly rhythms; both refreshingly unique and instantly nostalgic.
a1. Bluematter - Real
a2. Bluematter - Zeus
b1. Bluematter - Bunker
b2. Bluematter - Crystal
Release Date: 25th October 2019
After a slew of cassette released long players, appearances on both Blunted Breaks Vol.1 & Rupture’s recent Planet’s series (alongside Dead Man’s Chest), Thugwidow has quickly gained an underground cult following amongst leftfield junglists digging through the fringes of electronica...
‘Hard Rave Aesthetic’ (Thugwidow’s debut solo outing on wax) charges in with all the ferocity the title track suggests; a crescendo of swirling rave stabs giving way to a torrent of rolling drum & bass pressure that hits the dance like dynamite. 'A Cluster Of Angry Repeating Thoughts’ moves into more sombre, atmospheric territory; painterly break edits perform rhythm gymnastics through murky claustrophobic chords, setting the tone for a more restrained & introspective journey on the flip-side.
a1. THUGWIDOW - Hard Rave Aesthetic
a2. THUGWIDOW - A Cluster Of Angry Repeating Thoughts
b1. THUGWIDOW - Blunt End Of The Heel
b2. THUGWIDOW - The Phone Never Rings For Good News
Repress Shipping - 26th July 2019
3 track vinyl 12” pressed on heavyweight (180g) black vinyl. Coming off the back of the critically acclaimed Trilogy project for Ingredients Records, producer DJ & visual artist, Alex Eveson aka Dead Man’s Chest, continues to explore his unique brand of tripped out junglist revivalism with the launch of his latest creative venture: Western Lore.
The Throwing Shades EP throws down a patchwork concoction of lazer tinged breaks, atmospheric rushes, soundclash recordings and crusty rave tape samples, deftly woven together in Dead Man’s Chest’s signature punch-drunk style.
a1. Avalon Dub
b1. Just 4
b2. Throwing Shades
Release Date - 12th July 2019
Western Lore is proud to present 'We're All Disturbed', the debut long player from Mancunian brothers, Response & Pliskin.
Throughout a dreamlike sequence of 10+ minute epics that further blur the boundaries of jungle & techno, the duo explore themes of violence, corruption, tyranny & propaganda; Painting a stark vision of a present day dystopia lurking within the cracks of society.
3 x heavyweight (180g) black vinyl, shrink-wrapped & housed in a full art gatefold sleeve.
a1. Response & Pliskin - Stabland
b1. Response & Pliskin - The Voyeur
c1. Response & Pliskin - Abandoned
d1. Response & Pliskin - Hierarchy
e1. Response & Pliskin - Shadowrun ft. Lighta
f1. Response & Pliskin - Resist
Release Date - 10th May 2019
Coco Bryce steps up for LORE 006, setting the vibe instantly with the effortlessly anthemic tones of ‘Come 2 U’. Subdued chords and etheric vocals are draped over playful breaks and 808s in deadly style, one of those rare tracks that will lift any dancefloor throughout the night! Dead Man’s Chest makes an appearance on ‘True Rebellion’ fusing ruffcut sample choppage with Coco’s riffs & melodies to roll out a hazy recollection of the raves of yesteryear.
Side B continues the theme with ‘Beats Like This’, a neon saturated breakbeat workout of whirling melodies, hardcore riffs & b-boy vocal chops. ‘Like Normal Death’ revisits Yaïr’s instrumental hiphop roots, signing off the EP with soaring pads, heavenly vox and a laid back crunch.
Released May 10th 2019 on digital and heavyweight (180g) black vinyl, shrink-wrapped & housed in a full art reverse board sleeve.
a1. Coco Bryce - Come 2 U
a2. Coco Bryce - True Rebellion (ft. Dead Man's Chest)
b1. Coco Bryce - Beats Like This
b2. Coco Bryce - Like Normal Death
Release Date - 26th April 2019
Jasper Byrne AKA Sonic (Sonic & Silver / Accidental Heroes) spent the late 90s & 00s dropping releases on pretty much every legendary D&B label going (Reinforced, Metalheadz, Renegade Hardware, Formation, Virus, Soul:R and his own Space Recordings), before mysteriously disap-pearing to the Far East & re-emerging years later as a hit indy computer games developer (Lone Survivor) & soundtrack artist (Hotline Miami).
After a chance encounter with Dead Man’s Chest at a gig in LA (where Jasper had been working on a game and wholeheartedly soaking up the local Low End Theory music scene), it quickly emerged the two had shared similar musical stories; straying from previous D&B careers and into the musical wilderness, only to drift back toward the tempo with a new found ‘outsider’ approach and eerily familiar conclusions...
After teasing us with 2018’s 110174 mixtape (ltd edition cassette only release) and his appear- ances on Blunted Breaks Vol.1, 2019 sees Sonic mark his return to the world of dance music proper with this two part, heavyweight EP for Western Lore.
Blending techno, footwork, LA bass, hardcore, synthwave and d&b under a loose jungle tekno framework, 110174 sees Sonic crafting beats, breaks & bass with an artisanal deftness rarely seen.
Plate 1 - Serendipity
a1. Sonic - Psychedelic Soul
a2. Sonic - 8082devest8
b1. Sonic - Serendipity
b2. Sonic - Taxi Driver
Plate 2 - Ruffneck
c1. Sonic - Empty Bar
c2. Sonic - Volcan
d1. Sonic - Workbench
d2. Sonic - Ruffneck
Release Date - 14th December 2018
Bristol based rising talent Sam Binary enters the junglist fray with his rendition of Dead Man's Chest's Westworld, twisting the breezy atmospherics inside out with discordant hardcore stabs and thunderous break edits.
On the flip, Sam drifts into deeper territories with hints of Photek shimmering amongst the film noir haze of Sentinal Era.
a1. Dead Man's Chest - Westworld (Sam Binary Remix)
b1. Sam Binary - Sentinal Era
Release Date - 2nd November 2018
The Bureaucracy EP sees Mancunian duo Response & Pliskin flexing their diversity in sound. Contrasting fierce distortion, ripsaw breaks and searing euphoria with dystopian ambience, dub- wise lows and 4 to the floor jungle tekno rhythms, this EP serves as a taste of the storm to come...Expect more from the Brothers on Lore in 2019.
a1. Response & Pliskin - Bureaucracy
a2. Response & Pliskin - Middle Class Cocktail Stick
b1. Response & Pliskin - Black Reign
b2. Response & Pliskin - The Mancunian Way
Released 7th September 2018
Compiled by Dead Man’s Chest and drawing from some of the freshest talent in the contemporary jungle movement, Blunted Breaks Volume 01 aims to capture & document one of the most exciting musical resurgences of the era.
Blurring the lines between future & nostalgia, Blunted Breaks is intended as a true long-player, paying homage to the roots of jungle music & it’s disparate & eclectic nature.
a1. Dead Man’s Chest - Blunted
a2. Tim Reaper & Drumlinezz - Deep Into Space & Back
b1. Coco Bryce - Adventures In Perception
b2. Threshold - Pluto’s Song
c1. Response & Pliskin - Anima Morta
c2. Earl Grey - Levitate
d1. Thugwidow - Pilgrim
d2. Cavanaut - Vanishing Point
e1. Theory - Smoke & Mirrors
e2. Sonic - 00000005_dubwise_selection-v12
f1. Dead Man’s Chest & Coco Bryce - Trip II Trinity
f2. King Kutlass - Trouble Dub
Released 25th May 2018
Response & Pliskin set fire to the rulebook and used it to cook up these two absolute masterclasses in far out Jungle Teknoism . At fifteen and thirteen minutes respectively, journey is an understatement, I've been playing Plastic Face almost in it's entirety at gigs and this track is seriously turning heads and moving bodies. These guys are gonna take things to another level in 2018, don't sleep on this one. - Eveson/DMC
a. Plastic Face (15:11)
b. Tangled Web (12:58)
Released 18th May
Dead Man's Chest delivers the final piece of his opening Trilogy for Western Lore with a trio of expeditions into Jungle's less explored territories, laying down warehouse amens, dub reprisals and the sounds of early 90s 'blunted' Bristol.
a1. Trip II Eclipse
a2. Dub II Eclipse
b1. Mild Mild West
Release Date: 10th November 2017
The Darkness At Dawn EP channels a dystopian wild west from the Astral Plane; a blurred out trip into subdued euphoria, pitched amens, darkcore stabs and psychedelic blues drenched dub.
Released on digital and heavyweight (180g) black vinyl, shrink wrapped and housed in a full art reverse board sleeve featuring an original illustration by artist and label owner Alex Eveson (Dead Man's Chest).
a. High Noon In Cotham
b1. Darkness At Dawn
b2. Hangman Posse