Release Date: 9th July 2021
Radioactive Man reveals his new10” series Sonicus Croniclus on Asking For Trouble, with the incredible first release - Sonicus Croniclus Vol 1 set for release on 14th April. This new project sees Radioactive Man launch a series of 10" records taking mostly live set jams and turning them into full tracks. The artwork as ever comes from long-time design partner Lung. Using plasticine to make the art for the covers, with matching coloured vinyl this will be a collectors series.
Side A ‘Unsaid’ sees Radioactive Man launching into a bass heavy stepper, peppered with broken-beats and spurts of Amen. The track has a stripped-back, slowed down junglist vibe. Side B ‘Born in the USB’ is a more moody affair. A low-slung, dubby, driving jam, bubbling up with acid lines and just enough machine funk.
B. Born In The USB
Release Date: 3rd September 2021
New Tempo Records sublabel; TempOzone releases Brighton based producer Etch; who dives deep into the underworld of Breakbeat / Acid-Techno science with these five rugged 'n raw tracks. Etch is the most inventive break-experimentalist in operation right now. Cutting breaks is his modus operandi.
This beautiful crafted crystal clear vinyl limited edition 12" comes in a new designed Tempo Records high quality "Kraft" outer sleeve and a beautiful innersleeve. All tracks mastered by Stuart Hawkes of Metropolis Mastering, London.
a1. Dodgy Acid Trax
a2. Blood On The Mound ft Deapmash
b2. All Circles Vanish
b3. Soft Fog Dystopia
Release Date: July 2021
The second chapter has arrived, this time starring a great artist who needs no introduction: Mike Ash!!
Bleep yourself is an ep full of emotions, rave 90's energy and psychedelic bleeps that will put a big smile on your face :)
On both sides weapons for the dancefloor, dark hardcore breaks and melodies will make you travel throughout the tracks. Loud distorted Bass and bleeps are the key to this EP.
a1. Bleep Yourself
a2. Nothing But Fantasy
b1. Get Bleeped
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: 16th July 2021
Jerome Hill returns to the label with a solid 4 tracker to mark his fourth EP on the label.
Each track offers something different, the crispy and playful minimalism of ‘Mind Goes Blank’ pairs up with the wistful crunch of ‘Knock Knock’ on the Aside, while things take a decidedly more ACID approach on the flip beginning with the big boned banger of the EP ‘Bombing With Imase’ and culminating with weaving 303 lines sets against strangled otherworldly transmissions in ‘A Million Ways To Get Ill’ .
A1. Mind Goes Blank
A2. Knock Knock
B1. Bombing With Imase
B2. A Million Ways To Get ill
Release Date: 27th August 2021
London artist, producer, DJ, label head and leader of a new generation high-speed ravers, Sherelle announces her eagerly-awaited debut EP, 160 Down The A406. Known for her work as a pioneering, high-octane DJ, the EP is the first time Sherelle has officially released her own productions.
A. 160 DOWN THE A406
B. RHYTHM LOVE (FEEL IT)
Release Date: 20th August 2021
Since 2014 Stones Taro has been delivering his own take on the UK sound, heavily influenced by rave, jungle, garage and breakbeat. Now the Kyoto, Japan based artist makes his Cheeky Music Group debut with four intricately laced cuts on August 20th, continuing to break the mould and recontextualize his own sonic palette.
‘Again’ opens proceedings with deep wobbling bass that finds its way from your ears and down to your toes, coupled with dub style chords and vibey vocal loops, to help keep the steppers moving to the early hours. ‘Come Over Me’ picks up where ‘Again’ left off with glossy lipped vocals and oscillating snare drums, resulting in a track perfect for warming up the dance floor.
Glistening synths sparkle just above choppy breaks and spacious bass in ‘Yakusugi’ - as it’s ethereal sensibility adds a different dynamic altogether to Stones Taro’s ever evolving sonic armour. Every sound in closing track ‘Rare’ is carefully placed and nuanced; as one tone reflects off the next in auditory delight - suited for those late-night dwellers.
A2. Come Over Me
Repress Due: July 2021
Tired of the crazy pandemic lockdown time, we've got another Bourassa release.
Smolny, who recently debuted with the song 'Secret' on the PLUR vol.4 compilation for Lobster Theremin, returns to his label this time with the 'Magic Series' of 4 beautiful rave tracks from the 90s.
The A side offers two wonderful classic old school jungle sounds, which recall the crazy times of that golden era. Cheerful pianos and twisted well-known vocals take us into a magical world.
On the other side, 'Fantasy' and 'Euphoria' at a slightly faster pace of 140 bpm, brings us killin' happy hardcore vibes. Who doesn't remember the epic sample 'Can't beat the system'? Used again in the 'Fantasy' with the new arrangement will definitely destroy the dancefloor on more than one occasion.
a2. One Nation
Release Date: 16th July 2021
Dublin area rapid trax from DART on Hot Haus Recs In Effekt! Previously spotted on Shall Not Fade’s Basement series & turning heads with his brilliant Feel My Bicep mix, here we get a showcase of emotional-deep-house over 3 tracks.
a1. Dart - Jetfoil
b1. Dart - Endless Sky
b2. Dart - Moons
Release Date: 25th June 2021
Lunar Orbiter Program is pleased to welcome on board two of the youngest astronauts in the game: Cyan85 and Turk Turkelton.
Their first mission, 'Habibi Bass', is one small step for a men, one giant leap for mankind.
A1. Cyan 85 - Bass Drama
A2. Cyan 85 - Strange Signals
B1. Turk Turkelton - Bass Freak
B2. Turk Turkelton - N.I.T.N.T
Release Date: 23rd July 2021
London’s very own; Lavonz, Perception, Ollie Rant and Ell Murphy link up for an extra special project. Their ‘Beat City’ collaboration delivers everything you need and more for your 2021 ‘Summer of Love’.
First up on the A side, 2 vocal UKG slammers, featuring stunning vocals from Ell Murphy, before the flip takes you into the slightly darker side. Classic 2-step for those peak time dancefloor moments…
a1. Lavonz x Perception x Ollie Rant x Ell Murphy - Natural
a2. Lavonz x Perception x Ollie Rant x Ell Murphy - Together
b1. Lavonz x Perception x Ollie Rant x Ell Murphy - Know What To Do
b2. Lavonz x Perception x Ollie Rant x Ell Murphy - Take You Home
Release Date: 9th July 2021
95Bones channels a year of pent-up dance
It’s all killer and no filler on this heady mix of breaks, NY house, acid and UKG. 95Bones flexes his hardware muscles on a 4-track EP designed to be played loud in a dark room.
In recognition of the influence of LGBTQ+ culture on contemporary dance music a portion of proceeds from this release will be donated to Stonewall Housing.
Lovingly delivered by the crew at YAM Records.
A1. Bayonet Cap
A2. Bugs On The Floor
B1. Queen Romey
B2. Dutch Country
Release Date: June 2021
Everyone’s favourite bangin’ Brisbane duo X CLUB. ready up four typically in your face cuts of driving, textured techno on 1Ø PILLS MATE that have us dreaming of giant warehouses and sweaty hugs. Channeling big rave energy from grime, electro and breaks - and ultimately using this influence to texture their heavy sound - the pair take inspiration from the 90’s rave movement and contemporary experimental artists.
‘Turning A Blind Eye To This Nonsense’ delivers on the escapism it promises, staying true to the driven aesthetic that the duo have become known for; sirens blaring, deep atmospherics and uncompromising rave. Fellow Australian Mutant Joe is enlisted on ‘Silo’ - an acid dipped techno-electro workout spawned from the depths of hell.
The record's biggest moments arrive on ‘Beta Rays’, where both the artist's interest in sound design and sonic engineering across their respective solo projects really shines across 8 minutes of cinematic rave. Managing to capture the nostalgic rave feeling that Bicep’s ‘Glue’ channelled to roaring success, X CLUB. serve up an emotionally-driven journey that is destined to dominate sound systems around the globe.
Their UK influence is felt most heavily on ‘300mpbs’ (½ of the duo, Benedict Clarke, is actually from Bristol); a gnarly cut of snarling drum & bass influenced breaks that is sure to incite a gun-finger trigger rush in the club.
A1. Turning A Blind Eye To This Nonsense
A2. Silo (ft. Mutant Joe)
B1. Beta Rays
Release Date: 16th July 2021
We Welcome smooth criminals ADMNTi and T. Jacques back to the Dansu Discs family with their split ‘Platform Alteration’ EP.
Both sides providing heavy basslines with added groove. If you’re not already ready to return to the dance-floor, then this one will give you that much needed assist.
a1. ADMNTi - Overthink
a2. ADMNTi - Hypersphere
b1. T. Jacques - Five Dollar Shake
b2. T. Jacques - Blunted
Release Date: 14th May 2021
The Limited Series reaches it's 10th release milestone with another 5 track compilation from some of our favourite artists at the moment. BPLS010 is a collection of leftfield UK Techno and broken beats for the dancefloor.
The opening track comes from Bristol based Yushh, head at the Pressure Dome Label, with "Fidget Spanner" featuring a hypnotic garage vocal looped over steppy techno drums, followed by Kincaid on the A2, who returns to the label after his latest split EP "Single Cell" on BP016, this time working with vocalist J. Caesar on the deep spoken word trip of "Inside".
Tristan Arp, one half of the Asa Tone project, also returns after his solo EP "Slip" on BP012 in 2020, with "Circling The Abyss" with a refreshing use of the Cello laid expertly on polyrhythmic drum patterns. PinballSpider makes their label debut with a warm and stripped back minimal ear worm on "In One Ear", while Johnny Hunter, Pleasure Club Label favourite, closes things off with the drum heavy percussion of "89' Brakes". The mood is Red. One Love. BP x
a1. Yushh - Fidget Spanner
a2. Kincaid - Inside Ft. J. Caesar
b1. Tristan Arp - Circling The Abyss
b2. PinballSpider - In One Ear
b3. Johnny Hunter - 89' Brakes
Release Date: TBA 2021
Deep In Dis Intl. is back with another killer release, this time by Brazilian sound system culture precursor Rassan and his Don't Hesitate EP. It includes a remix by UK's rising DJ Producer Bailey Ibbs. It is widely known by now that the Brazilian electronic music scene is one of the fastest growing and its artists are gradually developing a unique style with a strong international influence. Rassan, co-founder of the Nice & Deadly record label is a promising talent, making noise with his 90's raver influenced productions.
a1. Rassan - Don't Hesitate
a2. Rassan - Rota De Fuga
b1. Rassan - Rota De Fuga (Bailey Ibbs remix)
b2. Rassan - Bury The Hatchet
Release Date: 16th April 2021
Break-ing into 2021 from Sweden via Manchester JERK002 comes from Bars of Beats co-owner Oblique with 4 tracks of Break influenced Techno. As Another Entity opens up with menacing intent and slamming drums beckoning the end of rave as we know it, before A2 sends us falling down Futility Flight’s ‘Fuck Th’ twisted wormhole. On the flip we have Mania, a break infused high tension builder, giving way to an all-consuming bassline and closing things off with Faulty, a sub bass lead heady groove that’s threatening to implode. Early support coming from Interplanetary Criminal, Ian DPM & Ascot /WW .
a1. As Another Entity
a2. Futility Fight
Release Date: TBC
Following his Red Pyramid EP, L.F.T. returns to Mechatronica with fearless visions, Nils Fock on vocals and a cold-blooded Dollkraut remix on the flip. Hand-numbered, hand-stamped, no repress.
a1. L.F.T. - Keine Angst
a2. L.F.T. - Keine Angst (Dollkraut remix)
b1. L.F.T. feat. Nils Fock - Strassenmensch
b2. L.F.T. - Herdenimmunität
Release Date: 18th December 2020
With AP 001 we present four fully licensed and re-mastered tracks taken from DJ Stefan egger’s early output on the Sound Station catalogue. While the B-side contains two almost unknown mid-tempo bangers, the B-Side pays attention to Stefan’s more spiritual and world-inspired productions.
a1. African Project - Karmagghia
a2. Cosmic Project – Arena Shamen
b1. Stefan Egger / Tim Lorenz – Indian Love
b2. Stefan Egger / Tim Lorenz - Karmapas