Available: 27th November 2020
a1. DJ Backspin - Speechless '96 (Benny ill's Lotus Carlton Remix)
a2. Bigdrum - You Got Me
b1. Main Phase - Neater
b2. DJ Cosworth - Walworth Dreams (4am Walcorde Mix)
Release Date: 22nd Januray 2021
For DSD023, Bailey Ibbs serves up a killer with his ‘Gurl’ EP. The A side delivers 3 Bailey originals, each serving up a different mood best suited for the dance floor. Where the B side provides 3 completely different flips of ‘Gurl’ delivered to you by Groovy D, Denham Audio & AK Sports.
a2. We Run
a3. What’s My Chance?
b1. Gurl (Groovy D Remix)
b2. Gurl (Denham Audio Remix)
b3. Gurl (AK Sports Remix)
Release Date: 18th December 2020
We’ve seen enough walls this year. Walls to distance us. Walls to divide us. Gigantic walls between where we once were… And where we’re at. Now we have walls to dance to. Not just any old walls, but ‘The Walls’ built by Sun People and remixed by Anna Morgan.
A long-time kindred spirit of Defrostatica - Sun People is the alter ego of Austrian artist Simon/Off, a man renown for his footwork-inspired beat craft and ability to weave his black music influences into his pounding patterns on labels such as RUA Sound, Modern Ruin and Alphacut. Last spotted remixing Champion Sound on Defrostatica, this EP was only a matter of time.
‘The Walls’ is the blueprint. Tension is set by the relentless beats while release is felt in the breezy Detroitian chords midway. Inspired as much by early Chicago house music as it is 80s European proto hardcore and the current turbo sound championed by the likes of Fracture, Itoa and BSN Posse, it’s fully backed by a killer remix from Anna Morgan. Another kindred soul to Defrostatica, the Worst Behaviour boss tunes into our frequency with a bouncing high-NRG remix.
The energy is maintained throughout the rest of the EP as Sun People’s hardcore echoes ripple across two other originals; the incendiary future rave weapon ‘Something Nothing’ and its additional VIP version come complete an iconic vocal shot fresh from the aftermath and euphoric jazzy rushes. ‘Like You Do’ completes the turbo disco set; a feel-good four-to-the-floor stampede laced with intoxicating levels of positivity, it’s the soundtrack to this brighter times ahead.
Like everything in 2020, this EP has taken a long time to see the light of day. A series of setbacks and situations out of our control. But good things come to those who wait. Be it music, light or freedom. The walls will come down again soon.
a1. Sun People - The Walls
a2. Sun People - Something Nothing VIP
b1. Sun People - Like You Do
b2. Sun People - The Walls (Anna Morgan Remix)
Available: 18th December 2020
Coco Bryce summons his Chavinski alias for a bass-heavy mystical journey through garage, house and 2-step with a sublime 5 track EP for Distant Horizons.
Ocean-depth subs underpin this EP as a heavy dose of UKG is thread through the A-side with the club-ready tones of 'Baby' and 'Hit The Way' loading up the 2-step influence for some seriously heavy wobblers. The side is finished out with the proto digi-dub vibes of 'Buy A Dream'. A short yet glorious centre pivot for the EP.
On the flip we're into some heavy groovin' deep house territory. 'Fantasy' is loaded up with classic timbres and slightly tranquilised vocals plus a buzzing LFO-tweaked bassline. A modern classic fusion of US house music and low-end UK sounds. 'Rushin' steps us to the end with a natural miniature breakbeat riding across a once-again nostalgic rhythm and bass interplay with vocal snips and gentle, melodic organ stabs weaving in and out of focus.
a1. Chavinski - Baby
a2. Chavinski - Hit The Way
a3. Chavinski - Buy A Dream
b1. Chavinski - Fantasy
b2. Chavinski - Rushin
Available: 18th December 2020
Laurence Guy returns to Shall Not Fade with the feel good ‘Your Good Times Will Come’ EP.
Laurence follows up the 2020 ‘The Sun Is Warm And Directly Above You’ EP with another cut of pure happiness and good vibes. This four tracker delivers the exact message that’s portrayed in the title, positivity, faith and the ability to change a persons mood. Laurence's use of graceful chopping and cutting, blended with some of his more down tempo style productions creates a real treat of a record.
a1. Laurence Guy - Your Good Times Will Come
a2. Laurence Guy - Experience Health
b1. Laurence Guy - The Spirit
b2. Laurence Guy - Dreamer
Release Date: 4th December 2020
Side One is heart-pounding Techno, Hardcore and Electro. Side Two is 90s inspired UK Jungle with an excellent rework from Tim Reaper.
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a1. Kalli - Put Yer Hands Down
a2. Kalli - You, Your Crew, And All The Others Too
b1. Kalli - Song For THEM
b2. Kalli - Song For THEM (Tim Reaper Remix)