Release Date - 26th July 2019
Lone reveals the first physical release on his new imprint, Ancient Astronauts, which has been set up to release new material whilst working on his next studio album.
The three track EP, Abraxas, sees the producer carry out his first experiments with 303 acid packaged up in a breakbeat club tool focused sound – an idea which was sparked from hearing friends playing ‘90s drum and bass at slower speeds than usual.
The result is a rip-roaring trio of tracks, with the heavy bass rumbles and searing squelch of Abraxas undoubtedly cementing the title track as the chosen club destroyer. Young Star Cluster follows up with a marriage of the rolling funky drummer break with bursts of 303 acid and Lone’s trademark empyrean breakdowns before How Can You Tell takes us deeper still, with choral pads opening the door to another chapter in the multifaceted producer’s sound.
a2. Young Star Cluster
b1. How Can You Tell
Release Date - 2nd August 2019
Om Unit's Mahakala alias returns with the second instalment of the Mahakala trilogy. 'Tomahawk' on the A side is a hypnotic dancefloor stepper complete with dread inducing technoid sound design, and a rolling feel in the drums, with elements of techstep and jungle fused into a solidified concrete Junglist weapon. The flip sees Mahakala transform into a spaced out drumfunk workout, taking the 'alligator boogalo' break to new heights over a pastel soundscape, with moments of tension and release that create the cerebral workout that is 'The Realms'. Limited to 400 copies, the last issue sold out immediately! Don't sleep..
a1. Mahakala - Tomahawk
b1. Mahakala - The Realms
Release Date 12th July 2019
Karen Gwyer returns to Don't Be Afraid with her first new work since 2017's Rembo LP, which gained critical acclaim for its powerful body music and melancholic melody led pieces. Man On Mountain EP is a further evolvement of the duality and nuances in moods and emotions that make Gwyer's music so impactful. Resetting, rebuilding and subverting atmospheres and rhythms is a constant in her music and Gwyer builds on that more in this latest instalment.
The low swung weight of opener Faces On Ankles' bassline is full of suspense, alternating between rolling fluidity and unpredictable kick patterns, while a dubby melody dances alongside glossy, introspective arpeggios. The EP then weaves suddenly into cosmic drone that snarls with tension and desolation on Ian On Fire. You can sense contrasts between these two musical spaces – luscious, bouncing techno that nods directly to Gwyer's Midwest upbringing (Faces on Ankles, Cherries On Shoulders) and darker drone experiments where light peeks through the composition that adds balance to the mood, (Ian On Fire, Ribbon on Neck). Gwyer's music takes a different path with each record while holding onto elements of previous incarnations of her sound and Man On Mountain adds new dimensions to the bold and open minded spirit she embodies.
01. Faces on Ankles
02. Ian on Fire
03. Cherries on Shoulders
04. Ribbon on Neck
Released 19th July
FJAAK presents: SPANDAU20 001! First outing on our new label comes in hot with NIKK's long anticipated banger 'Force Of Pleasure' backed by an equally powerful rave tool we've been hammering in our live set for a bit now, 'Turn It Up'! Need we say more?
a1. NIKK - Force of Pleasure
b1. FJAAK - Turn It Up
Release Date - 19th July 2019
Nudibranch Records present their next single and debut release from their new signing Gorzian. The two tracks contrast sonically in color and pace, inseparable but contradictory, Gorzian offers two options for shifting the mood between day and night.
Lanquidity is the dawn rising. The tonic to wake your soul up after a night of heavy dancing. Shimmering arps, hypnotic percussion, and subliminal whispers are the sounds featured on this melodic techno track, keeping you immersed every step of the way.
Pleiadas is a darker, sleazier affair. The night has come back round again, but you’re still going. Mid-tempo and deep with an elastic, acidic bassline and moody atmospherics which escalate into oblivion before simmering back down again.
a1. Gorzian - Lanquidity
b1. Gorzian - Pleiadas
Release Date - 19th July 2019
Leaving convention at the door with the industrial ambience of opening track ‘Belief System’, before delivering a collaboration with label boss Mønic in the shape of ‘Loyal to the Unsung’, Jason Luxton’s latest outing as Overlook is no way concerned with conformity — something that should come as no surprise to anyone following an artist who’s always been comfortable walking the fine lines between multiple genres. On the B side, ‘Séance’ brings high-frequency tension over distorted drums, before proceedings conclude with a half-time swagger of ‘Sleight of Hand’.
a1. Overlook - Belief System
a2. Overlook - Loyal To The Unsung ft. Monic
b1. Overlook - Séance
b2. Overlook - Sleight of Hand
Release Date: 19th July 2019
The debut EP on Council Work from label owners Frankel & Harper. The Trimmers EP contains 2 originals, the first in the form of "LHR.AMS", a heavyweight slice of UKG with strong influences taken from the European house scene and also their drum n bass background. "Trimmers" is a raw dub and jungle infused cut with a sub layer guaranteed to shake speakers stacks. INSTINCT joins for a remix and switches things up by adding a catchy vocal which definitely passes the old grey whistle test.
a1. Frankel & Harper - LHR.AMS
b1. Frankel & Harper - Trimmers
b2. Frankel & Harper - Trimmers (INSTINCT remix)
Release Date - 28th June 2019
This is the debut album from American hip-hop trio, pioneers of jazz, hip-hop and house fusion. 11 track vinyl LP has been reissued on 180g heavyweight classic black vinyl with printed inner sleeve.
- Includes the classics ‘Black is Black’ and Because I got It Like That’
- Cult classic originally released in 1988 on the Warlock label
Founders of the Native Toungues, a 1980/90’s hip-hop collective with members from De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest and Q-Tip
a1. Straight Out The Jungle
a2. What's Going On
a3. Black Is Black
a5. I'm Gonna Do You
b1. On The Run
b2. Behind The Bush
b3. Because I Got It Like That
b4. Braggin & Boastin
b5. Sounds Of The Safari
b6. Jimmy's Bonus Beat