Available: 29th April 2022
We are combining 2 artists whose standout EP's were the turbo highlight we needed in 2021.
Nova Cheq & Samurai Breaks representing the best of Hooversound has to offer, for the first time released on vinyl for RSD 22.
Nova Cheq’s music is pure party fuel, Ghetto house styled jungle-juke pounders on Sherelle & Naina’s Hooversound Recordings. Samurai Breaks is one of the UK Bass scene’s best-kept secrets.
A rich palette of influence shines through past productions, making nods to pioneering generations on the way to futuristic gunfinger euphoria—and this latest release makes no exception in delivering the goods to the Hooversound imprint.
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A1. Nova Cheq - FUK.GOV.UK
A2. Samurai Breaks - Turbo Rave Artillery
A3. Nova Cheq - Kaos Kage
B1. Samurai Breaks - Jitterbug
B2. Nova Cheq & Samurai Breaks - Victory Lap
B3. Samurai Breaks - Booty Patrol
Available: 29th April 2022
“Both Nikki Nair & Nala have had breakout years on Dirtybird. Now they come together on the next installment of our experimental White Label series with "The World is Always Ending.” Nikki’s futuristic productions alongside Nala’s dynamic vocal range highlight these two songs on opposite ends of the spectrum. The frenetic, breakbeat and filtered vocal of “Escape”, is a combo of nasty electro and hardcore jungle distortion. The title track is a modernized twist on Sneaker Pimps and Chemical Brothers vibes resulting in one of the coolest singles on the label this year.”
B. The World Is Always Ending
Release Date: 20th May 2022
Throwing hi-def sounds into three-dimensional space and rendering bass in increasingly uncharted waters, Walton arrives on Sneaker Social Club with a future-leaning EP of dance wreckers for the tough crowd.
Even his earliest releases were pushing things forwards as the weightless grime thing gathered momentum, but Walton always swerved the rest of the pack and simply approached grime-rooted club music with his own experimental instincts. His mammoth body of work takes in totemic labels like Tectonic, Hyperdub and Ilian Tape, and as time has passed and music has moved on from micro scenes to a generically fluid individuality, so Walton has grown as an artist. Recent drops including his Maisie By The Sea album have started to embrace more experimental spaces alongside his familiar twist on grime, and this mini-LP for Sneaker continues that level of progression.
On the A side, long time Walton fans will be more than happy with the intensity of ‘PJD’, which is as fierce as we’ve heard Walton go to date. As ever, his beats are never a simple matter, with every hit embellished with needlepoint sound design. The sound zips around the stereo field, but never at the expense of the track’s impact. Still, there’s space for other vibes too, as on the deep, sweeping pads and electronica twitch of ‘Quasar’.
By and large, Walton keeps the pressure up. ‘Rush’ is a bludgeoning instrument and ‘Dread’ teases with a jerky, stop-start demeanour which lands heavy blows when it kicks in. But shorter cuts ‘Detach’ and ‘Shots Fired’ also allow space for other aspects of Walton’s craft to come through. It’s these cuts which add to the overall listening experience and show just how much he ahs to offer as a producer.
a1. Walton - Dread
a2. Walton - PJD
a3. Walton - Detach
b1. Walton - Quasar
b2. Walton - Rush
b3. Walton - Shots Fired
Release Date: 13th May 2022
Bristolian DJ and producer Gallegos is fast becoming known in the underground for his truly unique blend of hard-hitting house and rough and ready sampling. With releases on Moxie’s ‘On Loop’ imprint, London based party and imprint ‘Feelings Worldwide’ and a pivotal EP on ‘Holding Hands’ in 2021 that brought him adulation from Avalon Emerson, Eris Drew and Octo Octa to name just a few.
The sample wizard now makes his debut on Baby Rollén’s Slump Recordings label, a year in waiting due to the severe delays with vinyl pressing plants, this miraculous musical journey sees the light of day. Having collaborated on numerous releases together, Gallegos releasing on Rollén’s Slump imprint was destined to come soon.
Spanning from the crunchy house grooves of 'Faulty VHS Chewed My WWF Tapes', to the unbounded rave energy of 'Westfest Windmills' with a driving upbeat pulse, Gallegos also spoils us with his long-since unreleased hip hop production ‘Only The Lonely’. The record spans across genres with ease, all with the distinctive Gallegos sonic to them.
a1. Gallegos - Pump Up The Sound
a2. Gallegos - Faulty VHS Chewed My WWF Tapes
a3. Gallegos - Only The Lonely
b1. Gallegos - Westfest Windmills
b2. Gallegos - Warm Grass With Friends
Release Date: 13th May 2022
Next up on Dansu Discs is Paris-based, Chevals with his ‘Blueprints’ EP. Delivering the full listening experience, this EP takes us through what can best be described as ‘open to close’. Warm electronic delights to peak time electro hitters.
a1. Chevals - Afterparty
a2. Chevals - My Love My Kisses
a3. Chevals - Put Your Faith In Me
b1. Chevals - Keep Hitting
b2. Chevals - Burning Out These Fires
b3. Chevals - Bounce With Me
Release Date: 6th May 2022
For volume six, we have four ethereal club driven belters. Spanning bass, breaks, techno & garage. Supplied by a trio of powerhouse producers all hailing from Germany. Kid Kun takes the helm with 'Moments' & 'Noble' spaced out takes on garage and breaks. Collaborating on tracks with Van Kost & Ekko for some techno leaning anthems.
a1. Kid Kun - Moments
a2. Kid Kun & Van Kost - What If
b1. Kid Kun, Van Kost & Ekko - In The Rain
b2. Kid Kun - Noble
Release Date: 13th May 2022
DE-TÜ make their long awaited return to Infernal Sounds. Having previously released on IFS008, IFSXXX002 and also featuring on IFS018 alongside DRPTNDRP, this double header may be their highest calibre of dub-influenced 140 to grace the label. 'Roadblock' kicks off proceedings in the best way possible, hitting you deep in the belly with monumental amounts of weight on the drop, whilst layering a reverberating vocal lead and a daunting backdrop to bring you deeper inwards. The flip however, 'St. Paul's (City Road Dub)' takes things in a slightly different direction. Although it still provides that trademark DE-TÜ sound, it's certainly orientated more around the soundsystem, providing a perfect flex within the dubwise sound. It's the perfect example of progression as all the elements fold and merge, creating a track that will captivate you from start, to finish.
The release has already received heavy support from the likes of J:Kenzo, Truth, Leftlow, Kursk (Innamind Recordings) and a few other reputable DJs.
a1. DE-TÜ - Roadblock
b1. DE-TÜ - St.Paul's (City Road Dub)
Release Date: 29th April 2022
Noted for his vast and psychedelic bass heavy productions, Brighton based producer Etch pulls out four killers for the ‘Sloppy Rhythm Trax’ EP on Hypercolour.
With a pedigree that has bestowed labels like IllianTape, Sneaker Social Club, LMD SunkWorks and TempOzone with exceptional singles and albums, the man like Etch fires on all cylinders for his Hypercolour debut.
Impenetrable and heady vibes are served up on ‘Lazyville’, whilst‘ Gaia’s Mainframe’ give us some of that aforementioned psychedelic bass in spades!‘
Pluto’s Groove’ tears into jungle and d‘n’b territories ,rinsing out the acid breaks vibes, whilst ‘Belladonna & The Poppies’ throws down more sub bass frequencies in a dusty and decidedly chugging EP finale.
a2. Gaia's Mainframe
b1. Pluto's Grave
b2. Belladonna & The Poppies
Release Date: 29th April 2022
An Avrin returns to Scuffed Recordings with four new originals and a remix from Sonia Calico.
An Avrin has been a firm favourite of the UK label since his 2019 appearance on the Scuffed Presents Vol.3 compilation with the track ‘Cave People’, which saw heavy rotation from DJs like Ross From Friends and rRoxymore. Returning to Scuffed the following year with the ‘Clodhopper’ EP, the London-based producer further developed his wobbly, esoteric sound, which draws extensively from a range of electronic influences.
Since then, An Avrin’s catalogue has become a go-to for under-the-radar club heat, with a string of self-released EPs and an appearance on Bristol’s Slippery Sounds marking him out as a vital name to watch.
The ‘Parisian Pitstop’ EP is his second release on Scuffed, and sees An Avrin building on his previous work while also expanding his horizons into different tempos and styles.
The A-side opens with the one-two of the title track - which is as good a primer on An Avrin’s sound as it’s possible to have - and ‘Stumbler’, both high-impact tracks with raucous breaks bouncing off warped vocals and relentless bass.
On the B-side is ‘Plata’, which builds tension with more melodic elements, before crashing into thunderous kicks and glitchy grooves. An Avrin ups the ante on ‘Is It?’, the last of the four originals on the EP, and the highest tempo of the bunch.
Taiwan-based producer Sonia Calico rounds off the release with her remix of ‘Plata’, a rowdy rework that pits grimey bass up against intense, rolling percussion.
Early DJ support has come from Surgeon, Emerald, Naina, Ciel, and Louise Chen.
The ‘Parisian Pitstop’ EP will be released on vinyl and digital on 29th April 2022.
a1. Parisian Pitstop
b2. Is It?
b3. Plata (Sonia Calico Remix)
Release Date: 15th April 2022
There’s sludge on your shoes. It’s turning them green – who left the tap on? We’re in the basement, and it’s dripping up from the floor – what’s that about? Brightens the place up a bit though.
It’s too wet in here. Let’s take a long, low ride – let the cool air seal the party emulsion across our faces as we roll down the windows to let the smoke out. The street lights flicker across you like an 808. You draw on the bass and breathe out the breaks.
The boot’s full of this sludge. We’re going to have to offload it. There’s no way we’d get it back across the border with our shoes in this state.
Stopped at the lights. Something’s leaking.
A lone searchlight and an ill-advised turn.
The back road dreadnought.
One fly-tipped fridge humming at 62 Hz.
Angles, barbed and brilliant, thrown at the problem.
Everything melts eventually.
This was assembled during days of fever 452 miles from the lush garden, like a misplaced 404 error. Anti-promotion paid for by a penny placed in the mouth of Instagram to ensure safe passage over the false river.
a1. Spice ft Legacy and Tina P
a2. Alt Rocker
b2. Dog Falls
d1. Neil Landstrumm & The Goodlife Project - The Truth
Release Date: 8th April 2022
HYPHO joins the Wheel & Deal camp with his debut MUHARIB EP available on limited vinyl and digital.
‘MUHARIB SKANK’ is a haunting street anthem. It's laid back flow but aggy vibe is laced with street samples and vocals. The combination of minimal Half Step beats, stabbing synths, rib shaking bass and street slogan ‘Don’t piss me off!’ is infectious. The word Muharib means ‘Warrior’ in Arabic, setting the scene perfectly for the rest of this solid EP.
‘AFFEKTION’ is the track that first drew N-Type’s attention. LLush, laid back melodies, trickling drill beats and distant oriental style synths makes this perfect listening at home, on a long journey or at a club to break up a set.
‘MOODY MARGE’ is another haunted dub roll out, continuing the laid back smoked out theme of the EP. HYPHO shows off his talent for executing deep, spacious, minimal Dubstep with catching melodies and bass.
‘MS20 SKANK’ is a rave dub skanker! Heavyweight bass drop, Dub samples, echo’s and delays, make this impossible not to move to! This one is a great track to start your set with to get the crowd skanking out! This is half step dubstep at it’s finest and concludes HYPHO’S debut EP on WHEEL & DEAL RECORDS.
a1. Hypho - Muharib Skank
a2. Hypho - Affektion
b1. Hypho - Moody Marge
b2. Hypho - MS20 Skank
Release Date: 1st April 2022
Infernal Sounds bring their digital series to life with this spicy VA compilation, snipping four of the standout tracks from their first four EP's. The VA presents tracks from all over the world, spanning from Japan to the US, back home to Bristol and bouncing to Barcelona. Karnage, 'Spirit Bomb' kicks things off by slicing and dicing you with mid-range blades and tearing you apart with the heavy trap-style low-end ruckus. Switching things up completely on the A2 is Kodama with the wonderful 'Clear Your Head', entangling you in the beautiful melodies and uplifting mainframe, before Chief Kaya spins you all the way back to '06 on 'Ma'at'. The track brings about an essence of the old-school and a premium beat that you need to feel on a soundsystem. Finally, Khanum drops you in with and takes you under with 'Bun Politician', a strong message for the times, and a forceful track at that.
The tracks on this EP have had heavy support from the likes of Truth, N-type, BunZer0, Sicaria Sound, Deep Tempo, Hamdi and many more.
a1. Karnage - Spirit Bomb
a2. Kodama - Clear Your Head
b1. Chief Kaya - Ma'at
b2. Khanum - Bun Politician
Release Date 8th April 2022
Following acclaimed releases on Planet Mu, Sneaker Social Club and his own imprint Raw Basics, Anthoney Hart returns with three contemporary rhythm centred rollers under his Basic Rhythm alias.
Wonked out percussion and vocal accents undulate over distorted kicks, subtly building tension in the EP title track “Pepper”.
On the flip, “3am On The Corner” takes things down tempo with broken drums and moody pads accompanied with a haunting sax melody. This eclectic release concludes with “Moonlight Flit” bringing heavy hitting percussive UK Funky energy over a deep pitching sub.
a1. Basic Rhythm - Pepper
b1. Basic Rhythm - 3am On The Corner
b2. Basic Rhythm - Moonlight Flit
Release Date: 8th April 2022
As with most other releases from the underground-at-all-costs Chicago based Mindinfluence Musicworks family, "Theories...Vol. 3 was for the most part only available over the weekend of Movement in Detroit in the spring of 2018. This record was released as the interest in SGP/Dark Matrix had reached a fever over the years since their most prolific output on losonofono, Kanzleramt, Soul Furic, DNH and countless others between the 90's and late 00's, and was intended as a message to let the world know that MiM still existed, and that more was to come.
Always under the surface, this release served as a placeholder to express some of the works left unheard in the years between their peak and resurfacing. with losonofono being their original home it seemed the most fitting, and with the label and artists' connection to the city of Detroit it seemed best to unveil the offering on the sneak tip as part of a losonofono label showcase event, along with a small amount being offered and quickly snatched up at pop up stores in Submerge and the usual hallowed haunts of Hello Records, Detroit Threads, and People's records. None of the copies dropped around survived the weekend on store shelves, with each making their way into crates of locals or visitors for the annual pilgrimage to the mecca of House and Techno.
After that, the records were stored, future plans were made, but time was limited. After a while releases from SGP/Dark Matrix emerged on Childhood intelligence, Freerange, Moods and Grooves and others. Then the main proponent of the group suddenly passed on. With that even more of a renewed interest in him and his works has developed, most recently with compilation appearances courtesy of Shante Celeste, more releases on Freerange and a slew of others yet to come. Time will tell on that. Until then, this is the last volume of the "Theories" series on losonofono. Hand Stamped, Numbered and embossed.
a1. Solid Gold Playaz - Man Machine Love
a2. Solid Gold Playaz - Man Machine Love (Machine Language)
b1. Dark Matrix - Mindinterlude (K Goes Deep)
b2. Dark Matrix - Swimming In Women
b3. Dark Matrix - Steppin @ The Tom Tom Club
Release Date: 1st April 2022
Demi Riquísimo follows his superb ‘Better Days’ VA with a hefty six-track remix EP on his ever- evolving Semi Delicious record label. Not surprisingly, Demi garners reworks from some of the hottest names in the underground circuit at the minute, each reinventing his truly original dancefloor sounds with their own unique tinge.
Kassian come screaming in with a super-chuggin’ up-tempo revamp on ’54 Reasons’. Nip-tuck- tight 4x4 house groove with a wonky, explorative synth bassline that marries the soft, undulating synth pads and sensual vocal snippets harmoniously. T. Jacques offers up his atypical rolling acid- house. Blending trance-like tones with buckets of organic drum machines and M1 Organ stabs that just never get old.
The cheeky chaps Jive Talk present a remix unlike any other, fusing boogie-funk and Greg Wilson style electro with naked bassline squelches and gurn-worthy pads primed for the chill-out room. Black Loops takes his signature sound to ‘Certified’, while swapping out his usual deep-house sound for some raw UK 2-step beats.
‘Machine Tagine’ gets a racing-rework from Manuel Darquart, primed with 606 hi-hats and endlessly modulating FM basslines for this extremely hard-hitting remix. Finally, Holding Hands regular Baby Rollén whips up some 90’s breakbeat across ‘Spice Rack’, allowing Demi’s immaculate hook-writing to shine through in his mix.
a1. 54 Reasons (Kassian Remix)
a2. Second Element (T. Jacques Remix)
a3. A Lifetime On The Hips (Jive Talk Remix)
b1. Certified (Black Loops Remix)
b2. Tagine Machine (Manuel Darquart Remix)
b3. Spice Rack (Baby Rollen Remix)