Available: 11th June 2021
'Journey at the End of the Brain is the second release by Gianluca Salvadori, aka Pushlock, after his debut album on cassette, Healing Process. Gianluca is based in Treviso and is a real drum 'n' bass, dubstep and UK sonorities addict since always. His new album comes as a reinterpretation of these sounds, with a fresh approach to sound design and the ambition to redefine those genres through an introspective vision. This LP is a promenade across Pushlock’s brain synapses, showing his multi-genre sonic architecture across echoes of UK oriented electronic music.
Journey at The End of The Brain opens the A side with an uplifting dose of breaks; the tech junglish assault of Ghosting gets scanned by cutting drumz and large hall reverberated reese bass, perfectly fitting the soundtrack of the dirtiest dream of the perfect night out in the club. Chaotic Neutral, a wild tune reminiscent of early Source Direct, acts as the amen track of the LP which burns bright before slowing down into the mental trip-hop excursion of Purple Leaf. The A side ends with Skyline, a virtual soundscape designed with broken stabs and hypnotic atmospheres.
Hexacomb, a 160 bpm half beat driving force opening the B side represents a unique blend of syntethic textures with a dirty beat giving only a minute of breath with the entrance of those celestial strings and classic piano phrases. Urania and Cannonball cover the 140-150 BPM zone of the LP, showing the mutant dubstep infused side of Pushlock characterized by 3/4 progressions, leftfield inspired atmospheres and distorted basslines. Common Ground acts as the perfect outro, leading the listener through a cathartic path to the end of the brain.'
a2. Chaotic Neutral
a3. Purple Leaf
b4. Common Ground
Release Date: 18th June 2021
Introducing ‘SWITCH’ from Reflec, the first release on his brand-new imprint SOAKER SOUND; a label intent on exploring left-leaning club sounds as we make our imminent return to the club. A powerful statement of serious things to come; SWITCH is an ice-cold, eski 6 tracker that puts a fresh spin on the golden days of UK grime. Released on 03.05.2021 on vinyl and digital, SWITCH drops in time to soundtrack the summer and can be pre-ordered here.
The debut release from the bossman himself, Reflec takes us on a journey through the classic eski UK sound across SWITCH’s six tracks, also pulling influence from Grime, UK Techno and Dancehall. Inspired by one of the most influential strains of grime, eski, SWITCH is grime for the dancefloor and for the ravers; intense, energic, and cold as ice, Reflec updates Eski with a 2021 approach.
a1. Reflec - Switch
a2. Reflec - Chambers
a3. Reflec - Scorpio
b1. Reflec - Rituals
b2. Reflec - Sleep
b3. Reflec - Peppermint
Available: 17th May 2021
The long awaited next piece of the TNT Roots, raw unpolished, extra valuable, long-sought-after diamond is here, via our friends at Bokeh HQ!!!!
You already know that we’re big fans of this legendary underground dubplate-slinger from day one – and how much we appreciate this vinyl outings from this mythical producer, on one of our dearest friends labels.
Miles at Bokeh Versions once said that he ‘likes our reviews the best’.
Well, he shouldn’t be writing such spot-on words himself then, because, unfortunately the best thing we can do (rather than just re-shape his words) is to copy & paste the official Bokeh-blurb here, for all the info and heartfelt sentimental value you need, in order to understand what this all means to us:
“TNT has never released a record before (aside from the 12″ we did last year), so this is a huge fucking honour to be trusted with this material. TNT Roots has continued a solo career since Earthquake quietly folded in 2002, trading short-run CDr’s on Ebay and the Blood & Fire forum. His music still survives on not-for-sale dubplates – pushed exclusively by legendary 90s sounds like Aba Shanti.
The result is the Raw Dub Creator LP – a survey of his 2006 – 2018 CDr selected by Bokeh.
These are driving, dark, militant sounds for these times made in seeming isolation in Northampton (TNT never plays live, doesn’t want Bandcamp, just wants to sell his CDs quietly over email). TNT Roots’ contribution to dub is seismic, almost dinosauric, but through some glitch in universe fabric, ‘Mighty In Battle’ [Bokeh 2018] was his first official vinyl release. As half of Earthquake – he’s responsible for the darkest, forward, most slept-on future of dub to grace us. This unique and heavy vision has reset the whole game with long unavailable LPs like Revelation in Dub and Dub Harder Than Steel make obvious an understated lineage flowing from 90s steppas down to jungle, grime, hardcore, darkcore, doomcore, it’s kinda pointless to list them. It’s dub. TNT and Earthquake’s rightful place alongside those mystic giants, Iration Steppas, is more than assured by those that know.
Everything we worked for on Bokeh…..feels like it leads here x”
a3. Glorious Dub
a4. Righteous Vibration
a5. African Science
b3. Lord Of Hosts
b4. Iron Shirt
b5. Guidance Ft. Yahweh
b6. Yahweh The Redeemer
Release Date: 28th May 2021
Take a Deep, Dark & Dangerous interstellar voyage far into the Cosmos with ENiGMA Dubz, the newest signing to Truth’s burgeoning label.
With this EP, ENiGMA DUbz transports the listener to the far flung reaches of the universe with his otherworldly sound design and top notch production. Beginning our travels at “Area 51”, you can hear the alien experiments, top secret technological research and conspiricys being hatched. From there, we’re taken deep “Into The Ground” where everything becomes very etherial, beautiful synthwork, vocal layering and crispy breakbeats.
Three tracks in and we’re launched into “The Cosmos”, be prepared to marvel at all it’s mysteries, this one’s a straight vibe, chilling yet beautiful melodies give way hugely grand and glorious saw synth lead lines.
By now we’re deep into “No Sleep” mode and everything is starting to get a little intense, much like this track, far from home with no hope of return.
The EP rounds out with “Tunnel Vision”, a digital only track on an otherwise vinyl-pressed release. This one will suck you into the wormhole then spit you out on the other side, wherever that may be… this Cosmos, or maybe another."
a1. ENiGMA Dubz - Area 51
a2. ENiGMA Dubz - Into The Ground
b1. ENiGMA Dubz - The Cosmos
b2. ENiGMA Dubz - No Sleep
Release Date: 28th May 2021
Farsight returns to Scuffed Recordings for his Renegade EP, featuring three new rave-inspired originals, backed by a bumping UKG remix from Interplanetary Criminal.
Based in Oakland, California, Farsight has firmly established himself as a name to watch in the past five years, with releases on labels like [Re]sources, Prjkts and Scuffed exhibiting his deftly-blended melting pot of club music influences.
‘Renegade’ is his second release on Scuffed following 2019’s Oaktown EP, which picked up support from the likes of HAAi, Jaguar and FAUZIA.
Farsight sets out a clear statement of intent on title track ‘Renegade’, with his own vocodered vocals delivering immortal lines like “best beats in the biz coming atcha”, backed by anthemic rave stabs, weighty 808s, and raucous breaks.
Up next is ‘Tied Hands’, a skippy, broken beat roller which sees Farsight skilfully build and layer syncopated vocal chops as the track progresses; before returning to time-honoured UK rave influences on B-side ‘Until Next Time’.
Closing out the release is a remix of Renegade from one of the most exciting talents in the new wave of UK garage, Interplanetary Criminal.
a1. Farsight - Renegade
a2. Farsight - Tied Hands
b1. Farsight - Until Next Time
b2. Farsight - Renegade (Interplanetary Criminal)
Release Date: 28th May 2021
For decades there have been rumours of arterial secret tunnels running beneath our cities. No-one knows why or how long they have been there but maps and reports have appeared over the years thanks to a handful of wide-eyed whistleblowers.
Often hiding in plain sight behind faceless logos and Haga fencing, these tunnels are said to contain the government’s dark explorations, store unspoken cargo and even house extraterrestrial experiments.
Subterra Highway is the debut EP from D3U5E & GAV. A tribute to conspiracy theories, obsession and corporate illusion.
An important moment for both artists and Programm's first release after our sampler last June. Each track of the EP takes you down a different path. Jittering in and out of the darkness with both artist's trademark off kilter drums and engulfing basslines. They draw on influences from breaks, grime, and UK techno to travel down each rabbit hole.
The cover is designed by Alfie Allen and we have worked with directors Constantine Spence on a music video for Free Mars.
A1. D3U5E - Free Mars
A2. D3U5E - Factor 19
B1. D3U5E & Gav - Of The Gods
B2. D3U5E & Gav - Mutant
Reease Date: 28th May 2021
Big Ever is the new moniker of Sydney born, Berlin based music producer Thomas McAlister. Over 2016-19 Big Ever released a string of EPs and singles under the name Cop Envy; through Black Opal, Templar Sound, Cry Baby Records, Decisions and Hypercolour. Incienso is hyped to release the debut Big Ever EP “Otto” as the first in our run of very exciting records coming out in 2021.
Coming through with four distinctive and vibrant club tracks primed for all hours of the night or early morning, Big Ever lets loose on 2021 with a bold and unique take on percussion, bass, and ambiance working in unison to extraordinary effect.
A1. Rolled Into
A2. Burst Dial
Release Date: 11th June 2021
Denver has long been a nexus point for the ley lines of global bass music. Home to a wealth of talent and an essential stop for artists both homegrown and international, now it’s the turn of nomadic label DNO Records to touchdown in the Mile High City, as rising stars Trisicloplox & Sectra join the roster.
Unlike anything heard on the label so far, the ‘Souls Were Never Here’ EP taps into that oh-so-Stateside sound; where dubstep’s unearthly weight meets the sound design of Detroit techno and the LA beat scene, all amplified by the screech and roar of grunge, sludge and noise.
On opening track ‘Alp’ — the only named collaboration — a methodical halftime march plays out to the footsteps of some unseen goliath, scraped and torn at by rusty needles of noise and bristling overdrive. Each following track is forged from the same dark matter, but transmogrified into its final beastial form by the individual witchcraft of each producer.
‘Duum’ sees Trisicloplox hack chunks from the rhythm so it stumbles along over raw subs, before switching up to syncopated kicks, a sheet metal melody and huge swells of bass to bring a swung hip-hop vibe to proceedings. Then, on ‘Changed Flesh’ he rips the beat from the track almost entirely, choosing to drag his thundering low-end kicking and screaming through a swamp of caustic fuzz and industrial rot.
Sectra’s solo effort, ‘I Was Never Here’, adds yet more coarse textures — like a painter mixing sand and glass shards into their palette. Picking up the pace slightly, the interplay of kick and bassline give the track a debauched groove, conjuring images of leather and iron and grease. Closing out with a digital-only track from Trisicloplox, ‘Siphon Soul’ finds the sci-fi effects that have been present throughout the EP coalesce into their strongest form yet, with snatches of guttural vocals building a tense dynamic around a slick rolling pulse.
Savage, ruined, dystopian — that’s the world depicted by the harsh, futuristic sonics of the ‘Souls Were Never Here’ EP, yet it’s also one where every sound and every second matter; where infinite dread and infinite detail sit side by side.
Whether DNO can escape the clutches of Denver’s twisted offspring to continue their journey remains to be seen.
Rhythms of postmodern realism at the very bottom of the DNO.
a1. Trisicloplox & Sectra - Alp
a2. Trisicloplox - Duum
b1. Trisicloplox - Changed Flesh
b2. Sectra - I Was Never Here
Digital Bonus: Trisicloplox - Siphon Soul
Release Date: 14th May 2021
The latest drop from Low End Activist finds him teaming up with East London’s Razor for a blistering, mutant grime throwdown. Razor has been coming up for some time now, and the clue is in his name. Staggering, swaggering, diamond-sharp lines bending and flexing over LEA’s 10-tonne beat. Stepping on from past work with the likes of Filthy Gears and Trooh Hippi, this is as clear a statement of Razor’s skills as you need to hear. His versatility reaches beyond purist grime to become something more malleable – the perfect fit for the grey area of bassbin pressure LEA occupies.
On the B side, the first remix comes from John T. Gast, who dubs ‘Get Dark’ out in superlative fashion. The downcast lead lick interplays with a warm, rounded sub and Razor pings through the echo chamber for a dreamy flip of the original. Oxford-rooted producer Silas brings something more slippery to his version, teasing a weightless lead-in which drops anchor in devastating fashion around a bass that curves time and space. Low End Activism continues to yield rule breaking sonic matter ruder than the rest.
a1. Low End Activist ft Razor - Get Dark
a2. Low End Activist - Get Dark (Instrumental)
b1. Low End Activist - Get Dark (John T. Gast Cowbell Mix)
b2. Low End Activist - Get Dark (Silas Remix)
Release Date: June 2021
Blurring the lines between UK techno, bass and breakbeat, Out of Sorts present their first release, The Crescent VA. Despite being newcomers on the scene, the Bristol-based label pulls in five artists who are by no means newcomers themselves. With respective releases spanning across the likes of Scuffed, Gestalt, Homage and SPE:C, the artists on board create a release brimming with inventive, low-end dancefloor pressure.
THIS SIDE Setting the pace from the off, Will Hofbauer's sub-fuelled opener combines shadowy vocals with a rumbling low-end. Tucked away in his arsenal since 2018, JBU ‘18 is an example of Will’s impressive versatility. Farr's Bassline Interferometry further flattens the gas pedal with intricate percussion orbiting around a chest-rattling bass to form a delectable peak time groove. With a strong release on Vienna Underground Traxx and more in store for this year, Farr is definitely one to keep an eye on.
THAT SIDE Dyslecta announces himself here with Engram. A bouncy, rhythmic affair with rich sub-bass and FX-fuelled vocals that wouldn't go amiss in the heights of the rave era. An Avrin has put his unique style to use on labels like SPE:C and Scuffed Recordings. That same quirky style is showcased with Smug. Fizzing with inventive energy and clever sound design, the track is guaranteed to leave an impression on listeners. To see out the EP Bobo steps up with Sin, a spaced-out number that dips its toes into jungle territory. The closing cut is ethereal and in parts melancholic, without sacrificing its dancefloor DNA.
With early support from DJs including Chris Farrell (Idle Hands), Danielle (NTS), Emerald (Rinse) and Tom Ravenscroft (BBC Radio 6 Music), and worldwide distribution by Lobster Distribution, Out of Sorts' first venture firmly sets the tone for future endeavours.
a1. Will Hofbauer - JBU '18
a2. Farr - Bassline Interferometry
b1. Dyselecta - Engram
b2. An Avrin - SMug
b3. Bobo - Sin
Release Date: 14th May 2021
With nearly 30 vinyl releases rapidly fired out over the past 5 years, alongside a host of digital downloads, mixes and more, it’s safe to say that Infernal Sounds have truly and firmly left their stamp on the UK’s ever-evolving dubstep scene. It seems only fitting now that, half a decade into their journey, they’re pleased to announce their first long-play release, in the form of the Crimson LP.
Featuring a hand-picked selection of no less than 15 artists from around the globe, rather making up a ‘who’s who’ of trendsetters within the 140 bass music scene, the album comes presented across three 12” vinyl plates, transitioning its way from the deepest low-end through to the grittiest sounds this side of the Northern Hemisphere - all of this presented with stunningly-designed sleeve and label artwork by long-time label affiliate Emily Dayson.
‘Crimson’ opens with a deep, and long-awaited cut, from rising star Fiend, moving into a lurching bassline-driven selection from label stalwart Bukkha. Flip the first plate over, and you’ll be pleased to find an endearingly squelchy number from California’s Subtle Mind, closely followed by a gritty, stripped-back track from German wizard Causa. Moving onto the second vinyl, and proceedings continue with the sounds of recent label signing Nova, sharply cut into a relentless speaker workout from infamous US trio Ternion Sound. Turn to the D-side, and we’re presented with a long-sought after “lost dub” from dubstep legend Dark Tantrums, a staple in many mixes from the past few years, topped off with a wildly-oscillating production from the elusive Oxóssi.
Rounding things off with the final of the three vinyl, Japan’s Dayzero and Karnage deliver an exercise in subwoofer manipulation, before new signing Drumterror teams up with label stronghold Darkimh, effortlessly blending guitars into a distorted maze of frequencies. Having recently made waves with their old-school, yet contemporary, brand of dubstep, Fearless Dread join the label with an echo-scattered cut before rounding things out with a selection from Artikal boss J:Kenzo and increasingly regular collaborator Sabab, offering a masterclass in sound design and bringing the ‘Crimson’ LP to a flawless close.
a1. Fiend - Mantis
a2. Bukkha - Inner Dub
b1. Subtle Mind - Str8 Discreet
b2. Causa - Zoo Chamber
c1. Nova - Calivate
c2. Ternion Sound - Fevertree
d1. Dark Tantrums - Gutta
d2. Oxóssi - Wyldin
e1. Dayzero & Karnage - Reincarnation
e2. Drumterror & Darkimh - Absurd
f1. Fearless Dread - Krispies
f2. J:Kenzo & Sabab - Propaganda