Released 13th December
The cat is back! 4 breaky jungle cuts to walk your cat to.
a1. Tommy The Cat - Street Flavaz
a2. Tommy The Cat - Urban Sessions
b1. Alley Cats - Night Swimming
b2. Tommy The Cat - Central Station
Released 6th December 2019
Mode Machines ADX1
Roland Juno 106
Korg Volca Keys
Strymon Blue Sky
EHX Small Stone
Cymatic Audio Utrack24
LUSS is cleared for descent.
a1. Simple Dub
Released 29th November 2019
The multi-faceted producer and DJ, and one of electronic music's most respected, Calibre releases his brand new record 'Planet Hearth' on November 29th. An album featuring exclusively new material, and dedicated to a very close friend who passed away last year, this is by far the most personal and poignant record he has ever made. First coined in 2015, the album has taken four years to complete and in his own words 'part of a slow metamorphosis that I have wanted to do for a long time'. Escaping to Valentia on the West Coast of Ireland, he sought solace away from the grind of modern living to write music and draw inspiration from his surroundings. It was during this time that he experienced great personal loss, which can be felt throughout the record, forming an emotional narrative that will make even the hardest of hearts shed a tear upon listening. The title track 'Planet Hearth' was made in Belfast a few weeks before losing his close friend, and in his own words: "I remember this one feeling very automatic and emotionally engaging, the timing for me has great meaning". Whilst the track 'Five Minute Flame' was written in five minutes one morning in Valentia with the sun streaming in and the coffee being made, showing just how he can draw inspirations at any moment of the day, "I love the immediacy of writing music very much" he states. Largely ambient, there is a nod to his drum and bass roots with 'Walking in Circles', a track that can, and has been played in one of his dnb set. Whilst the album has been playing throughout the year in different club settings, opening the night with the sound that he so loves, the record wasn't made for the club as such, 'originally the idea was to put music together that didn't need to be played in a club, that it could be whatever I wanted.' This is an honest and pure record that steps away from Calibre's drum and bass persona that he's so synonymous with. A somewhat melancholic and atmospheric piece of work, it still has that signature Calibre sound, attesting to incredible diversity of the man. A true master of his craft, his ability to constantly create and consistently deliver with such honest expression is staggering. A chameleonic creator in the purest form - as a painter, fine artist, multi-instrumentalist, writer and producer - he has a career stretching over two decades with over fifteen albums of varying genres. To coincide with the release of the album on November 29th, it's perhaps fitting that he makes his return to XOYO - the London venue he resided in for 10 weeks from July through to September - as he plays on the Dekmantel Soundsystem residency, who he passed the baton onto for the Autumn Winter season. This is Calibre in his rawest, purest and exposed form, delivering a body of work that he cares about the most.
a2. Colby Park
a4. Five Minute Flame
b1. Planet Hearth
b2. Walking In Circles
c1. Thought Fields
c3. Waiting for Reason
d3. Down That Road
Release Date: 13th December 2019
Bluematter is an atmospheric, darkside jungle project. The duo, a.k.a. long time electronic producers Jozef K & Thomas Ragsdale, also experiment with incorporating sci-fi and futurist elements into their soundscape.
a1. Bluematter - Blankness
a2. Bluematter - Scythe
b1. Bluematter - Revel
b2. Bluematter - Gallery
b3. Bluematter - Remorseless
Release Date: 22nd November 2019
Back with a vengeance, Cimm returns to the imprint with a highly anticipated succession to his Sentry debut from last year, stamped on a irresistible 2 x 12" vinyl release. Infernal halftime beats and top-notch Dubstep shells, firmly entrenched at the frontier of sound system music and its invaluable heritage. The London-based producer and DJ rose to swift and significant acclaim in the last few years with releases on institutions like Tempa, J:Kenzo's Artikal and Wheel & Deal as well as notable residencies at Rinse FM and the renowned Fabric night club, among other recent achievements. Now coming to a turntable near you, Cimm delivers four bespoke cuts, primed for the dance and your enjoyment, battle-tested by the scene's foremost tastemakers.
Diving into unidentified transmissions, 'Unknown Caller!!' sets the pace with eerie reverberations and filtered resonance. Amid the faint hiss of machinery, larger-than-life drums set up shop alongside subterranean pressure emissions. Hefty breaks, hold tight! Retro synth melodies keep us on track within the monstrous switch-ups and unquestionably meticulous arrangement, sure to shut down any dance in style. Cutting no corners with the B-Side, Cimm teams up with veteran vocalist Rider Shafique for a dystopian sub-bass onslaught, swaggering militant chants and the apocalyptic ambience to go with it. Steaming low-frequency oscillations bubble and hurl their weight, stripped of all restraints, coveted in freezing harmonies and ethereal atmosphere. Vibrating in a more uplifting spirit, the dedication to the Jamaican roots of sound system culture unfolds in the Londoner's signature style - dubbed out soundscapes ahead. 'Tosh Dub' keeps it a laid back, with vintage instrumentation, scattered skanks and swirling organ chimes. Taking an ultimate trip through unremitted grit and off-kilter grooves, 'I Am Jack Travis' lures us in with rainy undertones and hypnotic foley sampling. Promptly revealing its true nature with plenty of pressure and scrupulous syncopation, a ghostly heavyweight ensues and closes the deal.
a1. Cimm - Unknown Caller!!
b1. Cimm - The Corner ft. Rider Shafique
c1. Cimm - Tosh Dub
d1. Cimm - I Am Jack Travis
Release Date: 20th December 2019
To be released December 2019 four tracks of divers styles from 2004 till 2019 are gather on this release by istari lasterfahrer.
"One Billion Suckers" is a vicious hardcore tune collaborating with dancehall riddims. followed up by some old school jungle breakcore slammer with granulare glitches vocals and 90ies piano hook from the past. the b side starts with „rave like tiller boys & girls“ on the more playfull side of heavy baseline driven four to the floor breaks. for the end of the plate „fucked up in the brain“ smoothes down the average pace of 195bpm of this release to 140bpm with a bass tune. this release comes in a full color cover and is hand numbered an limited to 250 copies.
a1. Istari Lasterfahrer - One Billion Suckers
a2. Istari Lasterfahrer - Structures Pour Piano Et Voix Ancienne Granulaire
b1. Istari Lasterfahrer - Rave Like Tiller Boys And Girls
b2. Istari Lasterfahrer - Fucked Up In The Brain