Release Date: 14th February 2020
The A-side opens with the warehouse rattling ‘Coming’, a rollercoaster introduction to the hedonism that awaits. A breakbeat-fuelled homage to the UK raves of the late 80s and early 90s.Following this is ‘Wide-Eyed And Painless’, a ferocious 7min exploration into the belly of the rave that sees the dials firmly cranked up to 11 as the strobes flicker ever faster and the mind begins to transcend the party.
Kicking off the B-side is ‘Bad Advice’ a storming breakbeat / hardcore number packed full of rolling drums and swirling percussion. This is the sound of the sunlight creeping into view as the party keeps on driving forward.
Rounding off the EP is ‘Gettin’ Out (Unhappy Hardcore Mix)’ a sublime piece of breakcore / hardcore that sits just as comfortably on Of Paradise as it could on Suburban Base or Planet Mu. A 166bpm piano fuelled weapon that draws the curtain down on a real tour de force release from Swindon’s finest.
a1. Stratton - Coming
a2. Stratton - Wide-Eyed And Painless
b1. Stratton - Bad Advice
b2. Stratton - Gettin’ Out (Unhappy Hardcore Mix)
Release Date: 21st February 2020
Borai & Denham Audio follow up last year’s official release of rave banger ‘Make Me’ with a varied club tool focused EP for E-Beamz. 5 tracks ready for any time of night.
a1. Borai & Denham Audio - Skrrrt
a2. Borai & Denham Audio - Oldboy
b1. Borai & Denham Audio - Euphoria
b2. Borai & Denham Audio - Intraleks
b3. Borai & Denham Audio - Clouds Across The Stars
Release Date: 7th February 2020
Break is back with new material for 2020, kicking off the year with his new single on Symmetry. Armed with a with a plethora of new material for the decade, this release is the first instalment of Break tunes and remixes set to drop this year.
Digging out some old equipment and combining this with new outboard studio toys Got A Feelin’ was created with a minimal but big sounding approach. Giant wobble bass and grinding 808’s keep this stepper moving through the sub switches and vocal stings.
Sesame Seeds pays homage to the famous jungle break heard on countless records but utilising many of the unused and unheard variations of the original breakbeat. Starting from scratch combining new edits and patterns, this subby Jungle roller has a reminiscent sound, but with a sonic twist keeping things fresh.
a1. Break - Got A Feelin’
b1. Break - Sesame Seeds
Release Date: 31st January 2020
We welcome The Charm to the stable, who needs little introduction to hardcore heads as his classic 'De-Men-Tation' is rightly hailed as one of the most iconic tunes from 1992 - along with a raft of other much-loved tracks on his 'Bass Overdose' imprint.
This EP features 4 wonderful, previously unreleased tracks that showcase his unique take on breakbeat hardcore - seamlessly blending elements of rave, techno, jungle and hip-hop into something by turns dark, light & fun - but with one thing in common across all the tracks - head-nodding listenability that will leave a smile on your face and have you reaching out for those imaginary lasers!
a1. Charm - He Thinks He's Bad
a2. Charm - End Of 92
b1. Charm - My Heart Keeps Jumping
b2. Charm - Doin It Live
Release Date: 31st January 2020
The year is 2020 and AMIT returns to AMAR with another 2 track 10 inch. Rather than bore you with an explanation of what each track does with a thesaurus led description, we simply ask you to listen and make up your own mind.
Support from: Randall, Aphex Twin, Machinedrum, J:Kenzo, Thom Yorke and Loxy.
a1. Amit - Points In Time
b1. Amit - Wake Dub
Released: 31st January 2020
Om Unit kicks off 2020 with ‘Submerged’, a six-track EP comprised of varied uptempo grooves, which in his own way defy categorisation once again.
The EP draws influence from various aspects of the techno landscape as much as borrowing from tropes of previous work including his trademark use of space, rhythmic tension and sub-heavy hypnotic bass melodies.
A record that showcases further diversity and sonic innovation within the realm of what has been coined ‘160’, a loose term to describe a movement which he himself has helped to pioneer since the early 2010’s.
a2. A Groove
b2. Long Summer
Release Date: 24th January 2020
Made using field recordings captured by Archiver on a trip to Japan in 2015, i&i Musik 002 is a two track Jungle release with layered breaks, 808 basslines & chopped up samples. “Jinja” meaning shrine in Japanese, uses recordings taken in & around the sacred Koyasan temple complex in Japan. A deep 808 sub bass backbone & classic breaks have been added to complete the picture on this unique amen roller. On the flip side, “Echo Park” combines snippets from a walk around Shinjuku Gyoen park in Tokyo, with it’s echoed announcements & footstep sounds, together with recordings taken from some of Wakayama’s temples & shrines. Layered classic breaks & an 808 bassline complete this distinctive track. Written & produced by Archiver & mastered by Loz at Fat As Funk. Individually lathe cut by Archiver & released as a limited edition run of 55 hand stamped & hand numbered 10” dubplates. An exclusively vinyl only affair, with no digital release. Design & artwork by Risa.
a1. Archiver - Jinja
b1. Archiver - Echo Park
Release Date: 31st January 2020
After his sold out "Fight dem Back/Nu Gun" 12" in 2017, Sun People is finally back with a banger of an EP for Through These Eyes.
In the last years he crafted his very unique and distinctive style at 160 bpm, which he now fully expresses on the "Stumble & Grow EP". Successfully he combines the powerful rhythms of Footwork with the deepness of (old school) Jungle and spices everything with a hint of Detroit.
There's a thin line between doing the same thing over and over again and having a true signature sound, Sun People is demonstrating the latter perfect with these four tracks.
We start the journey with high energy and fast kicks on "It's Yours" before Sun People takes us to the hidden depths of "Stumble & Grow". The title track truly lives up to its name, the rhythm sucks you right in and lets you dive deeper and deeper as the track progresses.
The B-side opens with "Work", a naughty, bass-driven dancefloor anthem which is powerful and vigorously but funky and soothing at the same time. The EP closes out with "All Good", where Sun People deconstructs the best parts of old school Jungle and puts them back into a modern dancefloor monster with a very intense atmosphere.
a1. Sun People - It's Yours
a2. Sun People - Stumble & Grow
b1. Sun People - Work
b2. Sun People - All Good
Released 7th February 2020
Meditator Music proudly presents its first 12'' release 'I Wanna Know'
The A side a 94' style influenced shuffler with soulful flavours along with a dangerous drop, one for the real jungle troopers.
The B side 140BPM, bassweight heavy, will make you Hold a Medz
a. The Meditator - I Wanna Know
b. The Meditator - Hold A Medz Mix