“In the follow up to their inaugural release from Acre that garnered support from the likes of Dario Zenker, Pearson Sound, Norman Nodge and Jamie XX, Manchester based Project 13 deliver their second package from newcomer Divided backed up by Hodge on remix duties.
Despite it’s relative infancy Project 13 have forged a distinctive sound characterised by cold mechanical textures and tough, scuzzy percussion which in this case is represented deftly within their latest offering: Divided’s ‘Mile End’ EP.
‘Uildi’ kicks things off with a frosty, juddering synth pattern propelled by rasping percussion before ‘Mehrige’ builds behind a driven kick set sawing through it’s menacing back drop. The title track then blooms through circling machine loops and more off-kilter percussion as it picks up fiery vocal snips and brazen, hacking synth tones.
Bristol based Hodge then follows his releases on Hotline, Punch Drunk and Tempa weighing in with a 4/4 take on ‘Uildi’ that sets a thick, sizzling texture over a persistent, pacy bump rounding up another solid release from a flourishing and exciting new label.”
a1. Divided - Uildi
a2. Divided - Merhige
b1. Divided - Mile End
b2. Divided - Uildi (Hodge Remix)
Local Action are proud to present White Magick, a six-track EP by Deadboy that represents his longest and most complete release to date.
Deadboy is an innovator. His 2009 and 2010 singles ‘U Cheated’ and ‘If U Want Me’ predicted exactly where UK dance music would go after dubstep, though unlike a lot of the acts that followed in his slipstream, Deadboy’s music was never polite, and bassline house, dancehall and grime were as big influences as the r’n’b, pop and garage sensibilities that he combined so effectively. His vinyl-only single ‘Fireworks’ remains a high point for that era of UK club music, with Drake singing the track’s praises on radio.
Future EPs like Blaquewerk and Here saw Deadboy continue to apply his unique approach to club music, but on White Magick, he lets in influences from outside the club in ways that he hasn’t before: the influence of new age and ambient music is obvious from the opening notes of ‘White Moon Garden’, while ‘Copwar’ and ‘Sad Sniper’ are the two grimiest tracks that he’s released yet. ‘Inner Palace’, meanwhile, is a reminder that six years on from ‘U Cheated’, there’s still no one combining experimental club music and pop hooks like Deadboy.
a1. Deadboy - White Moon Garden
a2. Deadboy - Inner Palace
a3. Deadboy - Rye Angel
b1. Deadboy - Sad Sniper
b2. Deadboy - Copwar
b3. Deadboy - I Will Let His Ocean Flow Through Me
LP version mastered and cut at half-speed by Matt Colton & comes with free download card.
1. Pearson Sound - Asphalt Sparkle
2. Pearson Sound - Glass Eye
3. Pearson Sound - Gristle
4. Pearson Sound - Crank Call
5. Pearson Sound - Swill
6. Pearson Sound - Six Congas
7. Pearson Sound - Headless
8. Pearson Sound - Russet
9. Pearson Sound - Rubber Tree
The third release on FuckPunk (yes, the catalogue number is correct) is set to break more rules, and it will debut an outfit entitled ‘asda’ - an uncompromising sound that amalgamates from the combination of local realist-poet ‘chester giles’ and one of the most talented musicians to circulate the underground electronic circuits in recent years: Vessel.
a1. Asda - Spud-U-Like
a2. Asda - Trash And Ready
b1. Asda - Bells
Hodge is one of those rare producers keeping the quality on point while unleashing a near constant stream of music. Releasing no less than nine singles and EP's in two years (in parallel to his work as half of the duo Outboxx) the Young Bristolian has rapidly claimed a sonic territory of his own. Anthemic melodies, militant drums, cavernous sub bass have combined on future classics released on Berceuse Heroique, Punch Drunk and Tempa. 2015 will no doubt see Hodge increasingly dominate the ever-mutating UK underground.
His debut release on Hemlock lays four heavyweight tracks spread over two pieces of vinyl cut loud and proud by Sam at Precise. The EP spans all aspects of the Hodge signature sound: Tribal steppers, Sound system wreckers, twisted drum edits and haunting melodies.
If you don't know about Hodge...;. you better get to know!
a. Hodge - Blood Moon
b. Hodge - I Don't Recognise You Lately
c. Hodge - Recall
d. Hodge - Tail Of The Snake
LTD Hand Stamped White Label
Om Unit & Sam Binga; 2 names now synonymous with inventiveness, and known for their prolific output within the sphere of the fringe of Drum N’ Bass and heavyweight beat music return with a collaborative EP of forward-thinking pounders for the club environment and headphones alike.
Transatlantic EP opens with the title track, a searing halfstepper built around the classic Boymerang break, with the 85bpm 4/4 on the bottom end and pounding sub hits, this one has been destroying dance floors on recent world-wide tours from the 2 artists.
Moving along we run straight into “Onionz” a skippy break-laden cheeky take on the “Slow/fast” sound they have become known for innovating .
side B opens with “Full Bones” a more laid back, reese bass downbeat movement with layered synth action and a smoother feel, and fi- nally closing with the enigmatic soaring FM tones of “Wei”, another what-do-you-call it track, sounding something like grime-in-the-very-early-80’s meets Dancehall and Boogie.
a1. Om Unit & Sam Binga - TransAtlantic
a2. Om Unit & Sam Binga - Onionz
b1. Om Unit & Sam Binga - FullBones
b2. Om Unit & Sam Binga - Wei
After many hours spent fishing, AMIT returns with another four track EP on his beloved label AMAR.
Without being centred on any particular sound the '4 Stories' EP is collection of tracks ranging from 120 - 170 BPM, covering sociopathic hunts, derelict towns, a victims song and programmable mind chips.
With support from a variety of front-runners such as Machinedrum, Skream, dBridge, Jimmy Edgar, Goldie, Youngsta, Doc Scott & Nomine these 4 stories have been told the world over.
a1. Amit - The Hunted
a2. Amit - Chalvey Town
b1. Amit - Survivor ft Rani
b2. Amit - Mind Over
White Asega co-owner Jack Dixon wrote New Curtains after a friend who was coming wildly off the rails told him he was a good producer but his tunes were boring. The original version was really sparse and about 300bpm. When Jack moved to New York the parts got lost, so he remade the track a dozen times. This was the version we all liked best, although Jack never wants to hear it again in his life. It sounds tough and tropical. Our friend Troy Gunner remixed it, and turned it into something so loud and slamming it will knock your teeth out.
After telling Jack to stop making boring music, Mark Kodiak spent two horrendous years working with Jamie Kodiak on a song they've called Taargus. It nearly destroyed their friendship forever but we think it was worth it. It has brutal weapon sounds, nasty snares and an incessant “yo” that has been described as “annoying and unnecessary”. The artist Tom Pounder has created a blinding video for it that contains brand new colours. French born bass genius Bambounou stepped up to remix the track, taming the wild stems into a hypnotic earlymorning House stepper.
It took us approximately 2000 exhausting Facebook group chats, four crossAtlantic flights and one divorce to get to this point. We hope you will enjoy this record for the rest of your lives.
RIP Ken Tulley.
a1. Kodiak - Taargus
a2. Kodiak - Taargus (Bambounou Remix)
b1. Jack Dixon - New Curtains
b2. Jack Dixon - New Curtains (Troy Gunner Remix)
Girl Unit's club-dwelling Hysterics alias makes his first appearance on the Night Slugs main series.
His opening statement via Club Constructions Vol 5 introduced a dungeon world of hydraulic rhythm tracks driven by primal exertion. Hysterics EP offers a first glimpse of colour from the artist (mainly oxidised bronze!).
a1. Hysterics - Club Life
a2. Hysterics - HTRX9
b1. Hysterics - Eye Mask
b2. Hysterics - Empty
LIMITED REPRESS WITH NEW ARTWORK. Released 23rd February 2015
First brought to light by the SB.TV F64 freestyles the ubiquitous 'Wooo Riddim' was arguably one of the most exposed grime tracks of the past year and now see its vinyl release as the second release on the Butterz white label series. The track has already been vocalled by D Double E, Footsie, P. Money, Chipmunk, JME and Jammer and has continued to stir up debate as to who has the best version.
The tracks popularity has exceeded the 18-year old producer, S-X's, expectations by a long mile. Taking its influence from dirty-south hip-hop, 'Wooo Riddim' leans on on a stern 808 drum-roll and is accompanied by somewhat hypnotic synth-lines that compliment the laid back feeling of the track. Local Actions DJ Q is on remix duty on the B-side and delivers a somewhat dramatic interpretation with some woozy synths and manages to maintain the energy of the original and adding a bit of extra sub-bass to finish it off.
Mainly known for his exploits in the UK Bassline scene DJ Q shows his versatility here by working with a grime track so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more of his productions on the weekly Rinse FM Butterz radio show.
a. Sx - Woooo Riddim
b. Sx - Woooo Riddim DJ Q Remix