Release Date: 26th November 2021
Well-loved vocal starlets of the drum and bass scene, Riya and Collette Warren have teamed up to create the stunning vocalist lead LP, ‘Two Sides of Everything’. Both originally hailing from Birmingham the women have been friends for more decade, making this a powerfully personal project. This groundbreaking album is the first time two female vocalists have teamed up in the world of 170, and the release enlists some of the scenes best-known producers from all corners of DNB’s eclectic spectrum.
With tracks from seasoned veterans such as Technimatic and Mercury Prize Award Winner Roni Size and leaders of the new school like Whiney and Monrroe and the pair have ensured all musical areas of the scene are represented. Making sure to include some more female talent, the album also includes Kyrist, and vocal support from Sofi Mari and the legendary Tali who was a huge formative influence on this duo growing up.
Separately both artists have carved out significant notches within drum and bass, with their vocals on tracks being heard on timeless classics such as the forever beautiful ‘Kismet’ by Hybrid Minds and the haunting ‘One Exception’ with DJ Marky and Tyler Daley.
A1) Showtime ft. Sl8r
A2) All for Something ft. L-Side
A3) Two Sides ft. Roni Size
A4) Vices ft. Whiney
B1) Little Things ft. Technimatic
B2) Say No More ft. Ben Soundscape & Visionobi
B3) Dance in the Shadows ft. Bcee
B4) Surrender ft. Phil:osophy & Tali
C1) Inside the Fire ft. Monrroe
C2) Sliding Doors ft. Visages
C3) Carnelian ft. Koherent
D1) Stepping Stones ft. Kyrist & Sofi Mari
D2) Yellow Roses ft. Random Movement
D3) Whatever Comes ft. Dogger & Mindstate
Release Date: 15th October 2021
Swoose makes his return to Shall Not Fade, joining the new Classic Cuts series, a year after his extremely popular Introspective EP. The Irish producer is known for his explosive nineties influenced style of house; think blissed out vocals over a headsy nightclub ready beat.
Bloom EP starts off with a bang, the title track a percussive trance of arpeggiating synths and a touch of nineties nostalgia with a classic sample. "Algo" is equally hypnotic; floaty melodies that glide across the deep bass edge of this sundowner party track.
"Polypore" hits hard with a purposeful kick drum, driving home the sidewinding acid inflections and making for a glitchy tool for dark club nights. The closing track changes things up; "Allure" takes natural piano loops and organic breaks to create a haunting piece of music which is a peaceful end to the EP, demonstrating Swoose's range and ability to move away from his comfort zone in production.
A1 Swoose - Bloom
A2 Swoose - Algo
B1 Swoose - Polypore
B2 Swoose - Allure
Release Date: September 2021
Sofa Movements Records, a Slovak-Irish label, returns with its second Various Artists compilation named DVA (meaning "two"). Four countries, twelve producers. House, Deep House, LoFi House, Techno, Minimal. Filters, vocals, synths, raw beats and everything danceable from 115 to 127 bpm. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for this one!
A1 Pavel Bidlo -BREAK
A2 Sensoreal - MDMA People
A3 Paradiso Rhythm - Sade's First 909 Affair
B1 Richard Scholtz - All About Sunset
B2 Atho - Reflections
B3 Filta -Tasty Dub
C1 Hendriks Toth - Sundeck
C2 Milos - Light As Powder
C3 Iner - Etika (feat Oiuna)
D1 Ground16 - Never Mentioned Love
D2 Deepologic -Veronica
D3 Tomin Tomovic & Alpha Hypnotica - Iskra Života
Release Date: 10th September 2021
Love Love continues the new LOVLTD series with ‘A Mirror Touch’ by Klotang, a collaborative work by young producers Klahrk and Otang that dives deep into the hardcore continuum pulling out huge chunks of authentic euphoria. This is rugged and raw old skool hardcore with some truly iconic rave moments, crafted with a fresh perspective - a must have for DJs intent on keeping the vibe alive.
The EP kicks off with ‘Tritium’ a whistling old skool number opening with rumbling subs before the turbo kicks in about a third of the way through. The in-yer-face rave attack vibe gives way to dreamy pads as the track continues perfect for early morning sunrise in the dance. ’Hells Bells’ is a grimier affair hinting more towards modern influences before a 180 degree midpoint switch-up settles on a stomping ’91 era rave rhythm. The final track on the A side, ‘Hyperthruster’, is big sub mover, propelled by a skanking break and vocal chops throughout, laced with darkside ‘ardcore stabs.
As the tempos continue to increase through the EP, cheeky B-side opener ‘Pressure’ brings the old skool fun. A fast and furious dance workout complete with bass bonks and synth squirts. B2, ‘Funland To Dockland’, is a piano driven vintage happy hardcore anthem pulled straight from the early 90s, whilst Rognvald amps up the choppage and takes it up in tempo for the remix on B3. 6 crucial tracks of killer rave material coming complete with artwork by East London graffiti legends Check & Race from A.W.E. [All World Experts].
a1. Klotang - Tritium
a2. Klotang - Hells Bells
a3. Klotang - Hyperthruster
b1. Klotang - Pressure
b2. Klotang - Funland II Dockland
b3 Klotang - Funland II Dockland [Rognvald Remix]
Release Date: September 2021
For its debut release, Wobbly Mob Records welcomes Newcastle and London based DJs Glockta and Shawn Cartier.
Glockta has created three dark, pulsing, Garage tracks broken up by an interlude, each with impeccable drum programming. The five track EP acts as a reaction to the energy vacuum created by lockdown, due to abandoned dance-floors and a struggling electronic scene. Shawn Cartier has orchestrated the finale with a fast-paced electro ripper, a remix of Plastic Fiver on the A side.
Originating in Newcastle, Wobbly Mob Records first began as The Wobbly Mob, a Facebook platform for sharing music and creating an online community with an interest in similar music genres. This EP will mark a new direction for The Wobbly Mob, which has outgrown its initial purpose, now linking promoters, collectives, DJ’s and producers from all over the globe.
Wobbly Mob Records encourages and supports artists experimenting within and beyond their genre orientation, providing an open space for DJs to develop their skills.
a1. Glockta - Plastic Fiver
a2. Glockta - No Diamonds
a3. Glockta - Inside Method
b1. Glockta - Next Year
b2. Glockta - Plastic Fiver (Shawn Cartier Rmx)
Release Date: 27th August 2021
Utter presents The Jaffa Kid’s ‘Acid Raver’ on 2xLP housed in a smiley sleeve with bonus perforated acid tab sheet.
While The Jaffa Kid - real name Daniel Pringle - has been releasing music since the mid 2000’s, he has recently become a man possessed, relentlessly and unceremoniously uploading over 50 albums to Bandcamp since 2019. Prolific is an understatement.
‘Acid Raver’ was recorded in 2019 during what Pringle describes as a ‘two week acid bender’ and is part of an ongoing series of 303-based experiments. With BPMs varying from the 120s up to the 150s, the tracks collected here touch on a variety of acidic styles from the stripped-back and hypnotic to full-blooded jacking fist-pumpers, then on up to all-out squelching pandemonium. Aciiieeed!
Mastered and cut by Helmut Erler at D&M, Berlin in 2020.
Limited to 303 hand-numbered copies :)
A1. Acid Raver 1
A2. Acid Raver 2
A3. Acid Raver 3
B1. Acid Raver 4
B2. Acid Raver 5
B3. Acid Raver 6
C1. Acid Raver 7
C2. Acid Raver 8
C3. Acid Raver 9
D1. Acid Raver 10
D2. Acid Raver 11
D3. Acid Raver 12
Release Date: 8th April 2022
The tracks on this latest Global Beats’ showcase album, produced by Mafia & Fluxy, have been chosen for their relevance and enduring ability to liven up any roots session. They’re timeless, but then we’re talking about profound message songs; vocal performances steeped in authenticity, and deep, heavy rhythms that effortlessly blur any distinctions between reggae’s old and new schools. The full force of such regal backdrops can be heard at its best in the dub mixes that accompany each track, making this album even more irresistible to selectors and serious collectors alike.
In terms of character, lifestyle and demeanour, there was a world of difference between these two Jamaican reggae legends. Gregory Isaacs’s arsenal of tender love songs, coupled with impeccable dress sense, earned him a fervent female following but there was darker side to the Cool Ruler’s talents, as featured here. Down The Line is about police harassment and Wah Dee a convict’s lament, whilst Motherless Children, which he first voiced for Sly & Robbie, is a stark and chilling account of the inequality that continues to divide us.
Max Romeo is strictly low-key by comparison but he has the same gift, and is no less outspoken when it comes to speaking truth to power. He’s a graduate of Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Black Ark whose breakthrough hit was a bawdy ditty banned by the BBC, and nothing at all like the insightful roots songs and social commentaries that later came to define him. He’s advocating repatriation to Africa on The More The Merrier and No Peace, whilst Reverend is a scathing attack on organised religion, and voiced over another of Mafia & Fluxy’s thunderous rhythms.
1. Gregory Isaacs – Down The Line
2. Dub Down The Line
3. Gregory Isaacs – Motherless Children
4. Motherless Dub
5. Gregory Isaacs – Wah Dee
6. Wah Dub
1. Max Romeo – Reverant
2. Reverant Dub
3. Max Romeo – More The Merrier
4. Dub The Merrier
5. Max Romeo – No Peace
6. No Peace Dub
Release Date: January 2022
One of Bristol’s foremost electronic labels toasts 10 years with a 19-strong family gathering of adventurous, contemporary club music.
Livity Sound has evolved considerably since 2011. Originally it was established as a vessel for new tracks from Peverelist, Kowton and Asusu – three Bristol-based artists who found common ground between their distinct styles in pursuit of a reduced, heavyweight strain of soundsystem techno. A run of hand-stamped 12”s and a three-way live show followed, while the Reverse sister label provided a conduit for emergent artists to enter the fray. Early breakthroughs from Hodge, Batu, Bruce and Simo Cell pointed to the broader horizons Livity was heading towards – an expanding community of like-minded artists creating dancefloor misfits that somehow fit together.
First appearing with a compilation of remixes in 2014, Tess Redburn’s iconic artwork heralded a fresh new impetus for the label, and the music seemed to become more colourful in kind. While the founding principles of space, bass and fractured rhythms have largely abounded up to the present day, there’s been a progressively broader palette of sound employed. Technoid melodic shimmers, earthen percussion and found sounds have become as prominent as sub frequencies and cavernous dub echoes, delivered by a vivid and varied ensemble of producers.
Molten Mirrors captures the dynamic energy of Livity Sound at 10, with 19 artists from the label’s roster coming together to present an honest document of where the label is at in the present moment. No over-arching concepts, no hackneyed themes – true to Livity’s open-ended mode since 2011, it’s as much a declaration of community as a cross-section of experimental dance music in 2021. Trying to pin down the sonic styles is something of a fools errand – from the older guard to recent signings, what binds together this international, inter-generational span of artists is their lack of convention.
A case in point: Azu Tiwaline’s submerged and subdued rhythmic incantations sit between Bakongo (aka Roska)’s raw and angular drum pressure and Al Wootton’s needlepoint, swinging dub tech variations. Nothing is totally placeable, and yet everything meets that ill-defined Livity Sound ethos, which stretches back to the earliest 12”s.
Club music continues to mutate and break new ground with each passing year, and as a faithful document of one microcosm within an ever-expanding music culture, Molten Mirrors reflects the multifaceted, technicolour energy of the here and now while celebrating the possibilities of an open, unpredictable future.
a1 Azu Tiwaline 'Nissa'
a2 Forest Drive West 'Lost Signal'
b1 Batu 'Melts Into Air'
b2 Two Shell 'Big Style'
c1 Al Wootton 'Sancode'
c2 DJ Plead 'Glebe!'
c3 Bakongo 'Ashy'
d1 Cando 'It's All Relative'
d2 Facta 'FM Gamma'
e1 Pev & Kowton 'Exhale'
e2 Simo Cell 'El Gato Loco'
f1 Hodge 'Do What You Need To Do'
f2 Bruce 'Just Getting On With It'
g1 Kouslin 'Racket'
g2 Jurango 'Drolle Prosse'
g3 Toma Kami 'Sixty Frames'
h1 Ido Plumes 'Albeit'
h2 Surgeons Girl 'Grass Labyrinth'
Release Date: 27th August 2021
- 2021 repress -
ASC is an integrated artist in our label, for many of us he is a big inspiration with each release, each record, and each track. If you put enough smart people together in one space, good things happen. this is our theory, and this artist is definitely one of them that can even lead us musically and technically, this is 'Chaos Theory' the new work of our man ASC.
A1 ASC - Remedy
A2 ASC - Magnetic Discharge
B1 ASC - Interphase
B2 ASC - Mir
Release Date: 13th August 2021
Dub, the breaking down and rebuilding of the reggae rhythm, is a uniquely restorative music. And it is with this in mind, that Mungo’s Hi Fi have created their latest long-playing release.
Antidote is a ten-track album of dub remixes to existing and yet to be released Mungo’s produced anthems: inspired by dub pioneers such as King Tubby, Scientist and Errol Thompson, crafted with a futuristic edge. This is an album designed for inner reflection, non-physical travel and communion with nature. In short, it’s an Antidote to all the stress and restriction of modern life.
Throughout Antidote, you’ll hear snatches of vocals from Mungo’s favoured collaborators. The other- worldly voice of France’s Pupajim graces the time-bending Time Traveller. UK lyricist Solo Banton powers the chest-rattling Pulsating Dub. The ethereal Hollie Cook’s Sugar Water gets a haunting mixdown for Intravenous Dub, while Jamaican dancehall legends Jah Thomas and Lady Ann’s Doctor Doctor is reimagined as NHS 24 Dub. The unmistakable vocal tone of London’s Kiko Bun finds its way through a forest of crashing snare drums during Escape from the City.
Rain Keeps Falling, Mungo’s 2017 Record Store Day release with Jamaican roots icon Johnny Clarke, reappears, ominously on the horizon as Murky Dub. The immortal King Jammy relick Total Disaster by Shanti D is given robotic treatment to become Epic Fail.
The ancient voice of Rasta chanter Prince Alla anchor Miracle Cure, a new flipside to his 1979 Freedom Sounds composition Only Love Can Conquer. Two generations of UK emcees, Charlie P and Daddy Freddy, give sparing performances amidst the sparse yet deeply textured Border Patrol.
Perhaps the purest distillation of the project’s message is vocal-free final track, Birds Of Pleasure, a blissful meditation on the recent rise in birdsong across the world.
Antidote is a dub album that will appeal to lovers of the classic Jamaican artform and contemporary bass music in equal measure. It’s a sonic journey that will leave all who enter cleansed and replenished on the other side.
- a1. Time Traveller
- a2. NHS 24 Dub
- a3. Intravenous Dub
- a4. Escape From The City
- a5. Pulsating Dub
- b1. Miracle Cure
- b2. Murky Dub
- b3. Epic Fail
- b4. Border Patrol
- b5. Birds OF Pleasure
Release Date: August 2021
London-based producer Special FX debuts on Love Bizarre with a two-track EP entitled ‘M1D’.
Special FX is a new project by German producer Chris Vornweg, better known as Chris Avantgarde, combines German Rave and Techno influences with UK House & Garage. Special FX has been living and working in London since 2012 and now joins the Love Bizarre family, including Rosssccoo and DD4. Love Bizarre is a multidisciplinary, open-format record label working with hand-picked talent across the electronic music space.
“Special FX combines my teenage dance music experiences with a now more mature view on how my surroundings have shaped my taste and sound since. It’s a means of escapism, catharsis, discovery & nostalgia - A combination of all the things I have experienced in the clubs where the sweat is dripping from the ceiling, at the rooftop sunrise after parties and at festivals big & small. I fucking love this music, and I can’t wait to get it out into the world. It’s special to me.” – Special FX.
‘M1D’ kicks off the pack with thudding kicks, rave-inspired synth notes and resonating bass frequencies that is likely to shake any sound system before ‘Vibe’ is a soulful house cut with jazzy electronics, blissful melodies and sunshine-soaked atmospheres.
Release Date: September 2021
FFF always comes with the heat with his unique blend of choppy beats and dual sensibility. The perfect combination of light and dark culminating in a profusion of emotions and euphoric whiplash. Now the Rotterdam junglist makes the step up to heavyweight with his debut on Lobster Theremin, featuring four club-ready cuts.
Title track ‘One Tribe’ builds slowly in anticipation, teasing listeners before being thrown into a cascade of fire. Gnarling synths, nausinating drums and hypnotic vocals acting as the source to create a kinetic, chemical reaction. ‘So Special’ radiates joy as it moves through sound systems with a spring in it’s step; followed up by a magnetic acid switch during the track's second half.
FFF’s music finds the balance between classic sounds with a flare for the enigmatic. ‘It’s Official’ rides a steady 4x4 beat with one of the most ecstatic piano rolls and vocal cuts you’re likely to hear all summer; before being shown the door to an alternate world. The EP comes to a close with ‘Weak Capacity’ a caffeine-charged rhythm inspired by the rave.
A1. So Special
A2. One Tribe
B1. It’s Official
B2. Weak Capacity
Release Date: 3rd September 2021
4 more quarters, 4 more contrasting expressions of global bass music culture: Barefoot sound originator and G-stone Afrofuturist Stereotyp teams-up powerfully with Malaysian rap legend Arabyrd on 'KEK', delivering a massive dose of Malay shudder trap that does not relent in either its growling bass attack or husky lyrical humour. Next up, the crisp and clean mid-90s DnB vibes of Bristolian producer K-65 ups the energy and tempo with the steadily rolling rinse-out of 'In My Mind', lightening the mood momentarily prior to the first cut on the B-side, with which we descend once more into the increasingly familiar Badman-isms of Low End Activist, who opts for a mutant strain of hardcore UKG on this outing, all scuffed swing and first light maneuvers. Finally though, it's all about the transparency of the groove, with the lush closing tune by Sentinel 793 emanating masses of UK Bruk style and charm, delivering another solid, low-slung workout from this hardworking and charismatic producer. Confined to quarters or not, get these 4 new sound pieces for the meantime, downtime, time being etc... as you like, want or need.
a1. Stereotyp - KEK (feat. Arabyrd)
a2. K-65 - In My Mind
b1. Low End Activist - 4am (Park End Refix)
b2. Sentinel 793 - Hat Rocks
Release Date: Septmeber 2021
London producer Yosh continues his hot streak of putting out a twelve inch a month with typically breaksy, UK focused EP on Distant Horizons that further earmarks the emerging artist as one of the producers to watch in 2021.
Following releases on Time Is Now and an announcement on Desert Sound Colony’s Holding Hands sub-label, Yosh serves up four steppers that navigate us from the doors of the club to front left of the speaker. ‘Don’t Say’ is a fast cut of subby breakbeat-garage; the producer’s knack for emotionally stimulating vocal samples and peak-time basslines moving into the frame.
‘All That Acid’ gives squirming acid lines and stripped-back percussion, mutating the breaksy, UK energy into something more electro focused, and in doing so provides what could be the score for an old racing video game, before ‘Choose One’ takes us back into familiar Yosh territory with a cut of dreamy garage, with the odd dubby wobble for good measure.
We finish on a personal note with ‘Home’, a cut that epitomises that good feeling that can only come with returning to a place of comfort; relaxed atmospherics and 2-step rhythms providing the perfect warm up number.
A1. Don’t Say
A2. All That Acid
B1. Choose One
Release Date: 1st October 2021
Limited edition vinyl release taken from the Formation 200 project of the Serum remix of the MA2 (aka DJ SS) classic ‘Hearing Is Believing’.
Featuring the original mix on the flip this release will satisfy the old and new skool with something for everyone!
A1. Hearing Is Believing (Serum Remix)
B1. Hearing Is Believing (Original Mix)
Release Date: 17th September 2021
S.P.Y’s first EP on his new label DARKMTTR Records and his first solo release in 2 years is the aptly titled “DARKMTTR EP”. This record showcases the full versatility offered by the DJ / Producer's imprint.
a1. S.P.Y - Bad Monday
a2. S.P.Y - Darkmttr
b1. S.P.Y - I've Been Missing You
b2. S.P.Y - Alpha Centauri
Release Date: June 2022
Following releases on 777 Recordings, Low Income Squad, as well as his own Nasty Enterprises imprint, Nasty King Kurl sets his sights to Queensland’s finest for the energetic and head-turning ‘Weak Lips’ EP.
Taking inspiration from Breaks, UK Garage, Electro and beyond, Nasty King Kurl combines this myriad of influences with a skill for crafting character-filled yet devastatingly effective dancefloor cuts, striking a careful balance between club functionality and enjoyable at-home listening.
A-side opener ‘All I Want’ sees chopped breaks and vocals permeating monstrous low end, leading into title cut ‘Weak Lips’, which lays soft Rhodes chords under G-funk whistles and crunchy percussion. On the flip, ‘Low Carb Bitches’ brings cheeky hip hop vocals under squelching bass and freestyle-esque scratches and chops, before closing track ‘Make Tech House Great Again’ carries warped samples, dense percussion and swirling FX to round out the release.
a1. Nasty King Kurl - All I Want
a2. Nasty King Kurl - Weak Lips
b1. Nasty King Kurl - Low Carb Bitches
b2. Nasty King Kurl - Make Tech-House Great Again
Release Date: 20th August 2021
Sydney and Munich based duo Pinz & Pelz first met in Melbourne 2018 and have since gone on to release stellar projects exploring everything from deep chugging delights to blissed out breaks and house. Now the unique pairing make their debut on the Lobster Theremin affiliated 1Ø Pills Mate, delving further into the darker side of dance music.
Opening track ‘Now In The Ether’ sets the pace; as the duo's affiliation for rave combined with a shadowy backdrop of low-slung percussion make for a whirlwind of kinetic dance-floor energy. ‘Minotaur’ closely follows suit with another heavy dose of time-less techno. This time the track's interlude adds a new element entirely, as atmospherics flirt with electro before being transported front-left once again.
‘Superposition’ mixes powerful percussion with a blend of squelchy 303s and alien electronics, seemingly signalling to a far away galaxy, before ‘When We Are Entwined’ closes the curtain with a hypnotic heads-down banger with a psychoactive twist.
A1. Now In The Ether
B2. When We Are Entwined
Release Date: 13th August 2021
Field Maneuvers residents LMajor and Corporeal Face - who together make up Local Group - follow up a sold out Laser Domes EP, a Secret Race 4 appearance and an XL Recordings inspired release Fresh Rhythms with a rave and hardcore inspired 4-tracker for mysterious imprint 1Ø PILLS MATE. Heavily inspired by the UK sounds of garage, jungle and breakbeat, the duo's first outing on the label encapsulates everything you might hear in a Local Group set. ‘Rhythmic Trip’ is an emotional, breaksy number; meandering out of dark tones and patterns and into large vocal samples and uplifting odes to classic hardcore.
Netil Radio resident Angel D’lites Dolphins Have Sex For Pleasure release on Banoffee Pie Records last year has already gone down as something of a contemporary classic, and here she continues in typically high velocity fashion with a wicked 150bpm lovecore remix of the Local Group original.
‘Watch This Beat’ nods to the right side of happy hardcore - its chipmunk vocals, ravey piano stabs and snappy breakbeats providing plenty of gun-finger induced, rush-in-the-rave moments - before ‘Work That Thing’ closes the door with a scratch-sampled cut of electro that sounds like it was taken from the middle of a Jerome Hill set.
A1. Rhythmic Trip
A2. Rhythmic Trip (Angel D'Lite Remix)
B1. Watch This Beat
B2. Work That Thing
Release Date: 2nd July 2021
Adelphi Music Factory are a collective hailing from Sheffield, here in their own words to "increase the peace". Their uplifting and addictive house, flooded with nods to the British rave sound, brings people together to dance. The collective has seen a meteoric rise in fame, gaining plaudits from global DJs and their releases repeatedly tipped by Annie Mac as the hottest records in the world.
Their debut on Shall Not Fade in August sold out, with the repress flying out. Now they're back for more; Electric Arc Furnace EP is a ferocious record, cementing Adelphi Music Factory as a northern powerhouse. Like their other releases, Electric Arc Furnace is all about fuelling the dance. "Jive Turkey" kicks off the EP with truly monstrous percussion, pausing only for a euphoric sax solo reprieve, making it perfect summer day party gear.
"Rejoice With Me (I Need You)" is a gospel heater; bouncing beat and strings underpinning textbook praise break vocal tackle, epitomising what Adelphi Music Factory are about - hands-in-the-air house music. Closing out the EP, "Sample Seduction" is awash with second summer of love hardcore vibes simmering over a thumping four four groove. Classic vocal sampledge brings the record to a crescendo, evoking memories of the sweatiest rave you've ever been to.
A1 Adelphi Music Factory - Jive Turkey
B1 Adelphi Music Factory - Rejoice With Me (I Need You)
B2 Adelphi Music Factory - Sample Seduction
Available From: 29th October 2021
Rolling through with a fresh release for Concrete Castle Dubs comes Dutch producer Kid Sundance. An esteemed beat maker and producer who’s been known for his Hip Hop & Breaks over many years behind the mixing desk, always applying that original analogue style of production to his material. After leaving the Drum & Bass scene in 1999 he always kept a weak spot for the tracks that changed his life, he never sold his collection and last year he took them from the top shelf to the ground, rediscovered the love, linked with Disorda @ Concrete Castle Dubs and decided to get back on and release a record for the label...
To kick things off we have ‘Earthbound’, a monumental journey taking the listener into a mid 90’s sounding breaks fest, colliding with a rolling b-line that propels itself into the atmosphere half way through the soundscape. Adding to this is an ancient dialogue weaving it’s way in and out the track as it guides you on your way.
Second in comes another b-line roller that shocks out “straight to ya bludcarrt”, sounding the alarm in a unique style & fashion as the sample’s taken from the actual siren that can be heard once a month in every village, town and city in The Netherlands. Once you’ve woken and started skankin’ out, the melodic keys take it further, breaks get chopped more and explode neatly, the result is ‘Level With I’.
Lastly we have ‘Mi Culture’, a half time steppa special overseen by the late great Smiley Culture. One for the selectah’s is this, as Fada Jep of Eindhoven’s Crucial Sounds adds to the mix down with some live dub siren pressure. Lickshotz!
a1. Kid Sundance - Earthbound
b1. Kid Sundance - Level With I
b2. Kid Sundance - Mi Culture ft Fada Jep
Release Date: Q3 2021
3AM Eternal returns with none other than Coco Bryce! He delivers 2 gorgeous tracks: "Cloud Busting" is a super energetic Reese & amen workout with beautiful strings and sparkling synths. The B side "Octopus" is subtle but brings such a huge vibe. Switching between absolutely lush atmospheres and FM clonks. Goosebumps guaranteed!
A1 Coco Bryce - Cloud Busting
B1 Coco Bryce - Octopus