Release Date: 20th September 2019
It has been a long time coming. Birmingham producer ENiGMA Dubz has not only influenced dubstep as a genre, he truly shaped the duploc.com platform from literally the very beginning, going back all the way to October 2012 when he was featured with the channel’s first ever upload.
Along the way several releases from ENiGMA Dubz have been pushed on platform while the support and respect have been mutual. ENiGMA Dubz did already work together with the DUPLOC imprint as well a few times, although now he is releasing his first ever solo vinyl record and of course that is coming through on DUPLOC. For “DUPPLATES Vol. 4” he carefully prepared a collection of his absolute finest productions. Expect a mixture of raw cuts as well as heavyweight rollers with "The Eyes" holding an iconic sound on his full-fledged 12-inch debut plate.
a1. ENiGMA Dubz - The Eyes
a2. ENiGMA Dubz - Lurkin
b1. ENiGMA Dubz - E.T.
b2. ENiGMA Dubz - Left Behind
Release Date: 20th September 2019
On the back of their debut release, Subtle Recordings is at it once again bringing some heavy weight from the shores of New Zealand with bad man Ebb taking the reins. As always, exquisitely imprinted ‘no holds barred’ by the masterful Optimal Media in a full art sleeve, 180 grams, vinyl only, no-repress recording. Standing strong as another pillar of foundation to the future sound of bass music.
Ebb draws on a wide variety of influences - from early roots in punk and experimental metal to Techno, Dubstep and Jungle. His productions sculpt dark, menacing atmospheres, powerful sub work, fluid, impactful drums and otherworldly sonics, taking the dancefloor on a journey to the unexplored areas set between established genres. Ebb’s arsenal, which includes vinyl releases on Le Chatroom and Fox and Hound Recordings and digitals from Averted Vision and District Sound, shows increasing evidence of a burgeoning music career pushing the more experimental side of electronic music. These efforts to explore new ideas and sounds have earnt him regular support from influential Djs such as Pinch, Loefah, Walton, Sicaria Sound, Madam X, Orson.. Ebb continues his creative envisions with Subtle Recordings latest release with the two precisionly crafted tracks, Surface Tension and Bokkei.
a1. Ebb - Surface Tension
b1. Ebb - Bokkei
Release Date: 13th September 2019
Albion Collective ends its single-digit days with soundsystem vanguards, LSN. Joined by AxH, the trio carve pathways in raw weight, deep progression and colour-submerged rave in ALBION009.
‘I Don’t Know What That Means’ grinds the earth to a halt. Silence suffocated by sub-bass effervesces with ghetto sirens, otherworldly electronic languages and London’s post-apocalyptic soundsystem underground.
‘Oscillator’ wobbles, ritualistic in its Far-Eastern, off-kilter melodies and occult lyricism. Tribal, patient steps and expansive world-percussion draws the dancefloor together on a higher plain.
The pre-eminent AxH joins LSN on the EP’s flipside, pouring grit into the bio-mechanic mixer of ‘Gone For Never’. Distant cybertronic growls stretch deep into heavyweight caverns. This collaboration hits as hard as it progresses, sure-fire for deep-rolling nights and drop-after-drop sessions.
Picking up the pace, ‘Rubberhands’ unveils neon tendrils and a slimy neurofunk appetite. The ready-to-rave half-time drumbeat and gun-finger-raising bleeps coincide with rough twists-and-turns into teeth-gritting mosh pits.
Albion Collective has established itself as a forefront 140 imprint over just nine releases. LSN and AxH round off the label’s formative years in style, before it plunges deep into double digits with ALBION010.
a1. LSN - I Don't Know What That Means
a2. LSN - Oscillator
b1. LSN & AxH - Gone For Never
b2. LSN - Rubberhands
Release Date: 6th September 2019
Navy Cut welcome Surreal to the label for his inaugural release!
Hailing from Yorkshire, the no-nonsense producer and DJ caught our attention with his production skill and attention to detail.
“Somnipath” driven by a dark 808 bass that progresses into an Eastern melodic atmosphere.
On the flip side “Don’t Fall Asleep” is intense bass pressure with thick drums and even thicker vibes.
a1. Surreal - Omnipath
b1. Surreal - Dont Fall Asleep
Release Date - 24th May 2019
After bursting on to the scene in 2017 with the dub techno stomper ‘Zulu Blues’ on Navy Cut records, Melbourne based producers Pugilist and Mystik collaborate once again, this time around with 3 tracks on Modern Hypnosis.
The A side ‘Sabu’; a unique blend of polyrhythmic Latin inspired percussion and chanting, complemented with a rolling bass line and dreamy synthesised chord progression; is a genre blending trip, sitting at 135bpm, capable of taking a set in many directions.
On the flip side, two sophistically crafted Dub-Step pieces. 'Misty in Roots’, taken from the vaults after hypnotising dances in Melbourne on dub plate for the last 3 years. Minimal, meditative, eyes down music.
'2 Steps Backwards’ (available vinyl only) is an energetic 140bpm piece. Nostalgic roots inspired 'Dub-step of old’ is infused with creative oscillating synthesis, musicality, and post modern dubbing techniques. A subtle bass line switch up on the second drop guarantees satisfaction.
a1. Pugilist & Mystik - Sabu
b1. Pugilist & Mystik - 2 Steps Backwards (vinyl only)
b2. Pugilist & Mystik - Misty in Roots