Release Date: 28th February 2020
A short story soundtracked by Consulate:
Track 1 - skipping into the rave, reefer on the go, and you're just about to hit a tab...!
Track 2 - you stumble into the blue room, gun shots going off!!! locking and loading all over the place..? f*!!
Track 3 - huh? sounds like the DJ is playing a lost Photek production at half speed - oh wait...I'm tripping, good sh*t though!
Track 4 - you're out the other side, pure rave/ euphoria..."I love my m8's, now where did I leave them?!"
A short description:
4 dubbed-out cuts in deep rave mode...
a1. Consulate - In the Throne Room
a2. Consulate - Heraldry
b1. Consulate - Serpentrising
b2. Consulate - RZ Canin
Repress Release Date: 7th August 2020
Ben UFO b2b Joy O Recorded at XOYO in August
Kaiya at 8:08
begging for the ID on this one
typographic at 8:36
What's this? Absolute Weapon!!!!
emilyrachelwatson at 8:36
@typographic: init! fuckingneeeeed this!!!
Jinny Spinner at 8:36
@typographic: also looking for this ID
Ressika at 8:36
@niykov: this is a very silly song and I also require the ID
rohan at 8:49
christ, id on this one?
alexcelac at 9:40
salute at 10:29
what the fuck is this tune?
nikolai at 10:37
tundra at 10:49
ressika at 10:56
JLT at 11:21
Excelente. [bomb emoji]
a1. Hooverian Blur - Old Gold
b1. Hooverian Blur - Eyes Closed
b2. Hooverian Blur - Laluviah
Release Date: 27th September 2019
Kicking off the EP we have a Jungle Techno track from 2007 ‘Revolution’ made by Persian & DJ Staf, ‘Kool London’s finest DJ’...
‘D dub retwist’, see’s a minimal Break Heavy Dub amidst a Trippy background soundscape from a Japanese Movie.
‘Rumbling interlude’ There’s some interesting Organ at play over modern D&B being played here, al be it with the room vibrating (hence the title) this short segment is a nice escape!
‘Milton 21’ This track dates from 2001, this is a rare glimpse of what Jungle Techno may have become, a direction of futurist sound play amidst Bone Crunching Heavy Bass! Again, Genre pioneering stuff, from True Underground Artists.
‘Not nuff time’, feature’s Lauryn’s freshly sounding Tone, over one of Persian’s Breakbeat projects...
This has variations of electronic shades of what a deejay would love! These tracks were found & lovingly remastered for this ‘ Collector’s Breaks’ EP.
The cross over has been kept!
a1. Persian & DJ Staf - Revolution
a2. Persian - D Dub Retwist
a3. Rumbling Interlude
b1. Persian & Nick Dunton - Milton 21
b2. Persian Ft Lauryn - Not Nuff Time
Release Date: 23rd August 2019
Following on from “Present Versions Of The Past” (QPR 001) is the long awaited second release from the Quantum Projects vaults titled “The Concept EP” (QPR 002) in which 3 of the tracks are Jack Smooth-inspired productions and a very special 4th track with a Mental Cube (FSOL) style concept.
Worldwide Epidemic – The Concept EP delivering that classic synthesized Jungle Techno/Techno sound.
Mastered and cut by Beau Thomas at Ten Eight Seven Ltd.
a1. Mind Quad
Release Date - 16th August 2019
The 6th vinyl release on BTG sees a newcomer to the label and a relative newcomer to the scene taking the reins. In his short time on the electronic radar J-Shadow has already had releases on Nous Disques, Car Crash Set, PRIME, The Collection Artaud, eatmybeat, Dissident Sound and Dream Eater.
BTG006 sees a full showcase of his sonic array driven by rough bass, ghostly pads, acute percussion and influences from the entire electronic spectrum. Embers is a grimey monster that drives with purpose and energy from the very top, J-Shadows signature sounds instantly invade your ears as the track builds into a weapon capable of destroying any dance floor. The release then swoops down to a grizzly techno-esque stomper, with a slower build than title track “ Embers, The Awakening serves to show off this producers more subtle techniques that allow for an almost 7 minute journey into the belly of a Berlin beast. As if that wasn’t enough the final original on this EP “No Gravity”pays homage to the higher tempo sounds that BTG have been trail-blazing for some time now, a 160BPM pile-driver with murky bass, knifelike breaks and a wonky build that will keep the listener on their toes.
BTG006’s B-Side sticks to the remixing ethos of the label with two legends taking the helm. B1 is a Danny Scrilla flip of the title track Embers which needs no explanation, pure energy from the top and then Etch fly kicks The Awakening into a 123bpm air pumping foot stomping techno track designed to sub bass to destroy tower blocks.
a1. J-Shadow - Embers
a2. J-Shadow - The Awakening
a3. J-Shadow - No Gravity
b1. J-Shadow - Embers (Danny Scrilla Remix)
b2. J-Shadow - The Awakening (Etch Remix)
Release Date - 16th August 2019
Killer Smile return with four fresh mutations of the "Catchy Schisms EP" by Skeleton Army (John Morrow), including a drum and bass mix of the Foul Play influenced "Touch" reworked by Dutch jungle Don Coco Bryce.
Coco's version of "Touch" builds on John's legendary work in the 90s drum and bass scene as a member of Foul Play. The gentle piano keys and soft vocal samples shine over a backdrop of tight amen chops and uplifting Reese bass fit for any early morning rave epiphany.
Etch delivers a heavyweight slice of breakbeat science with his take on "Catchy Schisms", mixing up the tempos, dismantling then reconstructing drums and adding plummeting deep bass in a dark sci-fi voyage.
Lowering the tempo Army Of Ghosts craft their own unique version of "Bedlam Jennie" with their twisted techno mix, using multiple layers of abstract samples, thuggish four-fours and swirling FX designed to disorientate and surprise.
The final track on the EP is a breakbeat driven mix of "Bedlam Jennie", revisited by Skeleton Army himself. Maintaining the themes of the original EP, this version is melodic yet firmly rooted in leftfield territory, a fresh excursion into an abstract vision of house music.
a1. Skeleton Army - Touch (Coco Bryce Rewerk)
a2. Skeleton Army - Catchy Schisms (Etch Slow-Fast Remix)
b1. Skeleton Army - Bedlam Jennie (Army of Ghosts Remix)
b2. Skeleton Army - Bedlam Jennie (Skeleton Army Remix)
Release Date - 21st June 2019
As once established by a south coast cohort - Cell Out lurk in a Solent estuarine backwash.
A diversification in style see’s the inception of the label to house the Cell Out project.
As yet, little has been revealed of the illusive make up behind the name, but the underpinning grooves, rhythm and percussive perfection remain the backbone of this wonderfully undefinable dance music.
a1. Cell Out - That Piano Track
b1. Cell Out - Boomerang
Release Date - 21st June 2019
British-born, Berlin-based electronica producer Kamikaze Space Programme delivers his long-awaited debut album ‘Dead Skin Cells’ for Osiris Music. It’s the sound of eight years of the acclaimed project reaching its zenith, via releases on leading labels likes Mote-Evolver, WNCL Recordings and Mord, and through regular sets at the likes of Berghain and Tresor.
This bold new record mirrors decay of the physical world and the human form through its jarring sound palette and tense atmospheres. It’s a rebirth of sorts, with the title a reference to shedding skin — as KSP has done with his previous aliases. Combining his roots in jungle and dub (as Raiden and Dot Product) with the diverse textures of the contemporary techno diaspora and his skills as a found sound magpie and foley artist, it makes for a riveting, deeply nuanced listen.
‘Skin Cells’ begins with distorted synth buzzes trading places with haunted, heavily processed
samples and thundering kicks. ‘Sparks’ channels taut jungle breakbeats, pitched down to a more chugging tempo, while menacing D&B screeches buzz through the track. ‘Dust’ teases DMZ style dubstep tension, while ‘Rain’ shows his mastery of sound design and field recording in a stunning ambient interlude. ‘Insomnia’ reaches for glitchy digi dub in the vein of The Bug with some cinematic undertones, leading to the brutalist sonic architecture of ‘Crumbs’ with its crunching breaks and rasping tones.
‘Derelict’ is the album’s most direct nod to his junglist past, the ghosts of hardcore imbued through blasts of chainsaw bass, dissected breaks and haunting pads. ‘Grey Clouds’ bathes you in thick swathes of ethereal pads and plucked, incessant bass before ‘EF5’ delivers a militant glitch-heavy onslaught. ‘An Empty Sky’ closes the album in apocalyptic fashion, with crunching bass pressure juxtaposed with graceful, filmic chord progressions.
The result of all of this is an album that feels at once uniquely London while perfectly contemporary to the Berlin scene, and perhaps a none-more-perfect sonic encapsulation of the continuing reciprocal dialogue between the two cities. Most of all, it’s the sound of a sonic excavator hurtling towards the top of his game, in perfect control of every granule of sound therein.
a1. Kamikaze Space Programme - Skin Cells
a2. Kamikaze Space Programme - Sparks
b1. Kamikaze Space Programme - Dust
b2. Kamikaze Space Programme - Insomnia
c1. Kamikaze Space Programme - Crumbs
c2. Kamikaze Space Programme - Derelict
d1. Kamikaze Space Programme - EF5
d2. Kamikaze Space Programme - An Empty Sky
Release Date - 24th May 2019
After the success of Gti008 8ball is back with another jungle excursion, although this time they have gone for the more smoother side of the genre. On the flip side is a complete reworking from the house legend that is MR G. After pumping the parts through his MPC, MR G has put a hard breaky house dub together, which should hit the mark with a lot of people.
a. Total Kontrolz
b. Total Kontrolz (Mr G's G10 Dub)
Release Date - 31st May 2019
From the green-fingered Terrarium collective springs its new label, DayNight Savings. Conceived as an interview series, DayNight Savings invites musicians and artists to share the music that soundtracks their daily and nightly routines. In its incarnation as a label, DayNight Savings #001 presents a streamlined and coherent exploration of this theme; an A-side guides you through the day, and a B-side devotes itself to the night. One side for home listening, with club ready music on the flip.
To start the Day, Gary Wilson’s She Makes Me Think Of Endicott sets out with an atmospheric intro that evokes those tender waking moments. The calm is soon broken by an energetic drop into a joyous Rhodes-driven track with a lilting melody and an addictive beat.
Eric Jackson’s Moments steers us late into the afternoon. A scene-setting synth is coaxed along by a Jazz beat in half-time but this is swiftly replaced by something more rhythmically and texturally complex - the virtuosic live drums doing most of the work. Vicky Flint’s trumpet floats effortlessly over the jungle-esque breaks creating a soundscape for focussed daydreaming. File this in between Rhythm Section and LTJ Bukem.
On the Night side, placid acid producer, Tinman, presents his previously unreleased Stay Gold. Analogue thrives and the pH remains sufficiently low. Flying head first into the early hours of the morning, this peak time acid belter will set any dance floor alight.
a1. Gary Wilson - She Makes Me Think Of Endicott
a2. Eric Jackson - Moments ft. Vicky Flint
b1. Tinman - Stay Gold
Release Date - 19th April 2019
UK Garage. Dubplate’s. Persian. Breaks. Matrix. Riddims. Existence Is Resistance. Vibe. Old Skool. Dub. Shuffling. Bass. UKG. Bleeps. Groove. Love Song. R&B. Lost Words. Artist Formally Known As P.P. Undeground. Soul Singer. Smooth. Nicola Duncan. Archive. Nu Skool. Classic. Broken Beat. Persian Prince. Deejay. UK Funky. Same People. Bass Music. Garage. Pirate Radio. Beats. Unearthed. Vinyl. BreakBeat.
a1. Persian - Matrix
b1. Persian - Lost Words
Release Date 29th March 2019
Following on from the positive feedback for KRL's "Third" EP (Quintessentials 62), we had to give the standout track "Never Leave" the remix treatment. "Never Leave" is a straight up house track with thosebeats and rhythmic synths, but with the outstanding vocals of Janine Small it makes it a head turner!
The A-side remix, courtesy of Greymatter (Wolf Music, Unique Uncut) keeps the overall vibe of the original, but adds more dirt and bass business ready for club action. The B-side remix courtesy of Quintessentials buddy Loz Goddard (Church, Razor-n-Tape) takes a step into deep broken beat territory while keeping the beautiful vocals. We love both remixes, job's done!
a. Never Leave (Greymatter Remix) [feat. Janine Small]
b. Never Leave (Goddard Remix) [feat. Janine Small]
Release Date 22nd March 2019
"Im Tanzrausch" is step 2 of Fred und Luna's joint venture with Compost Records. In direct connection to their mesmerizing album "Im Tiefenrausch" Fred und Luna come up with four hypnotic and tribal Elektrokraut / Krautelektro pieces ready to find their way to the dancefloor.
The music of Fred und Luna has always been a combination and an interplay of both listening and danceable sound. On their upcoming release "Im Tanzrausch" they are focussing on repetitive, dancefloor-ready beats, not losing sight of their love for beautiful melodies, electronic soundscapes and their krautish background.
Fred und Luna's dance music history started in 2016 with their later to become an underground dancefloor hit "Monotonikum", first released on Optimo Music and appearing on Fabric 100 compilation end of 2018.
01. Der Elektrolektor
03. Es ist heiss
04. People Mambo
Release Date: 15th March 2019
Memory Disks. Volume Two. Chevron. Jonathan Valentine returns to Shipwrec with a second instalment of his mind and motherboard melting music. This mini album is packed to bursting with ten tracks of acid soaked electronics, chiptune glossed chicanery and retuned rock reworks. Volume two picks up where the first left off as the Blackpool wizard reimagines and reshapes drill and bass, beatless ambient and funfair funk. A catherine wheel is ignited from the needle drop to send a rainbow of sounds and styles spinning and swirling under the shimmering brilliance of Valentine's daring creativity. Stand back and simply enjoy.
a2. Do You Wanna Do Me (Like Someone You Love)
a3. The Reset
b2. Formaggio e Spionaggio
b5. I Want To Go Out
Released 12th April
It’s time for the fourth excursion on Late Night Burners, this time filled with uptempo acid and breaks. For the fourth release we’ve asked two talents for a side each. On the A-side we have the Parisian Col. J with two uptempo and soulful workouts. Classic drums, classic acid lines, but fresh as ever. On the B-side we have the Italian matteo. providing us with two rough and fast-paced cuts full of lush synth lines and breakbeats. T(r)ip!
a1. Col. J - Shibuya
a2. Col. J - Purge
b1. Matteo. - Venice In Love
b2. Matteo. - Particular Things
Release Date - 26th April 2019
Jasper Byrne AKA Sonic (Sonic & Silver / Accidental Heroes) spent the late 90s & 00s dropping releases on pretty much every legendary D&B label going (Reinforced, Metalheadz, Renegade Hardware, Formation, Virus, Soul:R and his own Space Recordings), before mysteriously disap-pearing to the Far East & re-emerging years later as a hit indy computer games developer (Lone Survivor) & soundtrack artist (Hotline Miami).
After a chance encounter with Dead Man’s Chest at a gig in LA (where Jasper had been working on a game and wholeheartedly soaking up the local Low End Theory music scene), it quickly emerged the two had shared similar musical stories; straying from previous D&B careers and into the musical wilderness, only to drift back toward the tempo with a new found ‘outsider’ approach and eerily familiar conclusions...
After teasing us with 2018’s 110174 mixtape (ltd edition cassette only release) and his appear- ances on Blunted Breaks Vol.1, 2019 sees Sonic mark his return to the world of dance music proper with this two part, heavyweight EP for Western Lore.
Blending techno, footwork, LA bass, hardcore, synthwave and d&b under a loose jungle tekno framework, 110174 sees Sonic crafting beats, breaks & bass with an artisanal deftness rarely seen.
Plate 1 - Serendipity
a1. Sonic - Psychedelic Soul
a2. Sonic - 8082devest8
b1. Sonic - Serendipity
b2. Sonic - Taxi Driver
Plate 2 - Ruffneck
c1. Sonic - Empty Bar
c2. Sonic - Volcan
d1. Sonic - Workbench
d2. Sonic - Ruffneck