Release Date: 25th October 2019
a1. Dogpatrol - Clownery
a2. Dogpatrol - DdonÔt Follow Us
b1. Dogpatrol - The Return Of The Gorgons
b2. Dogpatrol - Serena
Release Date: 20th December 2019
a1. Nova - Whisper In The Wind
b1. Nova - Bruce Highway
b2. Nova - Genie's Wish
Release Date: 6th December 2019
DRS & LSB, two of the most exciting artists in drum & bass today, introduce 'The Blue Hour' on LSB's Footnotes label. A unique, full length LP collaboration that draws together their shared musical influences of jazz, hip hop, indie, classical, 80's and of course D&B.
"We've been writing music on and off for the last 5 years and following on from the Space Age mixes we did online we felt it was a good time to do a full release together. Initially we just considered doing an EP but then went on tour in America twice in 2 months in early 2019. During this time we had 5 days off in an apartment in Dallas. So we borrowed a sound card and using Del's tour mic began writing together. We got 6 tracks written and took them back to the UK to be developed into final versions.
It was then that we thought we may have an album on our hands and as we both wanted to really grow as artists, push beyond what we've both done before...so The Blue Hour was born.
You'll hear DRS pushing his voice a lot more, personal lyrical content, experimental arrangements and live instrumentation that all combine inside and out of the D&B sphere to make an album we're immensely proud of and hope people enjoy listening to." - LSB 2019
a1. LSB & DRS - Frozen
a2. LSB & DRS - Scarred
a3. LSB & DRS - Faded
a4. LSB & DRS - High As She
b1. LSB & DRS - Keep The Time
b2. LSB & DRS - Jazz Arps
b3. LSB & DRS - Letting Go
b4. LSB & DRS - Umbrellas
c1. LSB & DRS - Could Be
c2. LSB & DRS - I'm Changing
c3. LSB & DRS - Rise & Fall
d1. LSB & DRS - Make You Love Me
d2. LSB & DRS - Like it Used To
d3. LSB & DRS - Stop The World
Release Date: 13th December 2019
As 2019 winds to a close, Polish producer Satl delivers a statement of intent with hisThe North Quarter debut release on Amsterdam boutique label. Consisting of 9 tracks his “Things We Can’t See” project draws from a varied palette of influences includingJazz, R&B and Dub Techno to stunning effect.
The Rotterdam resident possesses a refinement and depth beyond his years, making him one of the leading lights in a new generation of Drum & Bass producers and on “ThingsWe Can't See”, a coming of age of sorts, he truly manages to rise above himself. With work on a follow up already underway this is just the beginning of his relationship withThe North Quarter.
a1. Satl - All My Life
a2. Satl - Supposed To Be
b1. Satl - Drifted
b2. Satl - Coming Back
Release Date: 29th November 2019
These two really need no introduction, as they have had many releases on some very credible record labels.
Madcap, co label manager of Creative Wax, is known for his nicely rolling style of production and 'Empire Dub' & 'Warning' fit that style just perfectly.
With releases on labels like Mac II, Good Looking and Soul Deep on his list, Elliott has gained a lot of respect throughout the scene.
DJ Trax is mostly known for his connection with Moving Shadow, releasing under the names Mixrace (alongside Paradox) and DJ Trax, but also has a list of great releases for other labels.
His two tracks, 'Alien Forces' & 'Can't Stop Won't Stop' show just how versatile Dave's style of production can be. It's an honour to have both of these legends finally representing Skeleton.
a1. Madcap - Empire Dub
a2. Madcap - Warning
b1. DJ Trax - Alien Forces
b2. DJ Trax - Can’t Stop Won’t Stop
Release Date: 29th November 2019
Arguably the Netherlands’ most prominent grime artist, JLSXND7RS’ name is synonymous with some of the most iconic productions around, with a vast back catalogue including collaborations with Wiley, Footsie, Rocks FOE and Discarda. For the debut vinyl release on his fledgling label, Dark Knight, he’s brought out a long-awaited fan favourite alongside two gargantuan reimaginations.
From its brassy opening notes, “ Marching” is instantly recognisable – a minimal, yet menacing instrumental which has enjoyed countless plays from esteemed DJs including Slimzee and Sir Spyro since it first surfaced on the airwaves in 2016. It also comes with Mala’s seal of approval; the Digital Mystikz legend has cut the track to dubplate for use in his sets.
On side B1, dubstep royalty Caspa pares back the original to its base elements, instead introducing gritty basslines, mesmerising percussion and a grimy harmony to bridge the gap between the two genres.
The release concludes with a remix from Brighton innovator and Sector 7 signee J ook, which Outlook festival-goers will recognise. His melodic interpretation of the song includes swelling reversed synths, shuffling drums and cinematic breakdowns.
a1. JLSXND7RS - Marching
b1. JLSXND7RS - Marching (Caspa Remix)
b2. JLSXND7RS - Marching (Jook Remix)