Release Date: 31st July 2020
Young gun and badman producer Retina returns to Foundation Audio for his debut vinyl release and quite frankly it slaps!!!!
‘Dusted’ kicks things off with a hyper 4x4 beat and an eratic bassline – this one comes flying straight out of the gates! ‘Nameless and Nothing’ a meaner, beast with its eerie atmospheres and plodding bassline takes the A2 spot. Flip the record and we have ‘No Fear I’ a subby monster best described by the word SUB. ‘If Not The Orb’ closes proceedings with a 07-08 old skool antisocial kinda vibe wrapping up the ep perfectly. Dubstep goodness from front to back and solid proof that Americans can also do the dubstep.
a1. Retina - Dusted
a2. Retina - Nameless and Nothing
b1. Retina - No Fear I
b2. Retina - If Not The Orb
Release Date: 7th August 2020
To celebrate 100 years of the Theremin, super producer Gaudi and friends have created an album of Theremin infused dub.
Developed in 1920 by Russian physicist Léon Theremin, the Theremin is an electronic device which works with magnetic fields and consists of one metal antenna controlled without physical contact. Predominantly a fairly niche instrument, it has featured in several styles of music since its creation, from classical works to sci-fi movie soundtracks, pop and rock.
Gaudi was supported in this tribute by five of the world's top dub producers - Mad Professor, Adrian Sherwood, The Scientist, Dennis Bovell and Prince Fatty. All hugely respected individuals who have been representing the best of international dub production for the last 50 years, they have provided the riddims that underpin Gaudi's Theremin playing on this astonishing project.
As a solo artist, Gaudi has recorded over 20 albums, while as a producer he has hundreds of productions under his belt. In his 30 year career he has worked with legends of the reggae and electronic music worlds including Steel Pulse, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Horace Andy, Michael Franti, Deep Forest, Zion Train, Dub FX, Youth, The Orb, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Trentemøller.
As a Theremin player for over 25 years, Gaudi has often combined his passion for the instrument and for reggae music, playing it on several of his albums, but until now he has never dedicated an entire release to it. Known and lauded for putting his "dub-take" on many musical genres, '100 Years of Theremin (The Dub Chapter)' is Gaudi's brainchild.
Listening to this blissful out-of-body-experience of an album, where roots reggae meets the enigmatic and ethereal sounds of sci-fi, is a deep and pensive experience. Haunting and mellifluous melodies meet earthy, bassy grooves in an unlikely yet undeniably successful union. Despite the individual styles of the producers involved, the album has a unified quality, the cinematic feel of a soundtrack with the narrative being the distinctive voice of the Theremin.
a1. Cinematic Dub (with Mad Professor)
a2. Dub’s Nine Lives (with Adrian Sherwood)
a3. Cross To Theremin (with Dennis Bovell)
a4. Smokin Dub (with The Scientist)
a5. Theremin Dub Mafia (with Prince Fatty)
b1. Kumo Dub (with Mad Professor)
b2. Dub Out of Theremin (with Adrian Sherwood)
b3. Secret Service Dub (with Dennis Bovell)
b4. Future Sound Of Theremin (with Mad Professor)
b5. Butterfly Dub (with Adrian Sherwood)
b6. Heying Dub (with Dennis Bovell)
Release Date: 31st July 2020
Infernal Sounds show no sign of letting up during 2020 as they present their 5th release of the year, this time with a debutant to the label, SWR. The relatively unknown artist (formerly known as Widowmaker) has been making fluctuations since arriving on the scene - his release with Cocobolo Sound receiving high plaudits as he created two tracks which perfectly paid homage to the original '06 sound. As for his Square Soulja EP for IFS022, he's plated up four cuts that showcase his vast variety in skill and sound, taking influence from grime and lacing a future sound within his productions. Whether you prefer the more surreal sounds of 'Vertigo', the downplayed filth on 'Isshin's Theme', or the more in your face skankers in both 'Square Soulja' and Cypher Zero', this is a 12" you'll want to be packing.
Having already received heavy support from the likes of Truth, N-Type, and many other reputable artists in the scene, this is an insta-bag.
a1. SWR - Square Soulja
a2. SWR - Vertigo
b1. SWR - Cypher Zero
b2. SWR - Isshin's Theme
Release Date: 17th July 2020
Limited hand-stamped 12” Vinyl housed in a dub-plate style sleeve. 300 Copies Worldwide. No repress.
Danish RDG teams up with Austrian DubApe for a colossal collaborative EP for Boka Records. RDG originally appeared on the label nearly 10 years ago via the 'TANK' series. Since that time his productions have gone from strength to strength and this year he released his debut album 'Planetary Sound Fiction' on his Circle Vision label. 'Storm' EP contains 5 tracks of doubled-down Dubstep bass-weight with 'Decoy' venturing into Drumstep territory, the EP is capped off with a special remix of 'Brok Out' from Bristol's Punch Drunk Records legend RSD.
a1. RDG & DubApe - Storm
a2. RDG & DubApe - Drift
a3. RDG & DubApe - Brok Out
b1. RDG & DubApe - Decoy
b2. RDG & DubApe - Brok Out (RSD Remix)
Release Date: 24th July 2020
Radikal Guru joined forces with Tenor Youthman to raise their voice against injustice that’s happening in the world today and encourage people to stand up for their rights! #beyondtheborders
a1. Radikal Guru ft. Tenor Youthman - Radical
b1. Radikal Guru ft. Tenor Youthman - Radical Version
Release Date: 10th July 2020
Green Arrow Sound fourth production soon coming... Exploring the roots in a sunshine mood with a loud sub-bass for sound system and a deep peacefull nensation for the day time sets!
a1. Green Arrow Possee - What Ah Gwaan ft Jonnygo Figure
b1. Green Arrow Possee - What Ah Dub
Release Date: 17th July 2020
The record "Ghosts & Galaxies" tells the tale of Two Rangers and their epic adventures in the Next Level system. Listen close and you'll hear them travel through harsh landscapes while battling foes from this world and the next. Some legends say they were treasure hunters others say they were intergalactic outlaws. The only thing we know is that these guys are tough as nails and never look away in the face of danger.
a1. Ghosts & Galaxies
b1. Wetland Wanderers
b2. Gunslinger Riddim
Release Date: 26th June 2020
A roots reggae vibe, a nonchalant melody...We’re kicking back, Jamaican style, with a glass of warm beer poured from the latest collaboration between O.B.F. & Nazamba.
Drinking a cold beer in a hot country isn’t necessarily the best idea. Your body starts to think that it’s cold, and slows the perspiration that helps you to control your temperature. Result: you actually feel hotter. But a warm beer, according to any Jamaican barman worth his salt, can just as easily be drunk in the morning as at midday or when the night falls.
Nazamba may sing the praises of cold drinks to Aza Lineage, taking her on a tour of the best ice-cold beverages on the planet, but she refuses to give in: “ A cold beer, never!” This single is best served with the animated clip made by Laska and one of the 500 limited edition, specially stamped “Hot Beer” bottles.
a1. O.B.F & Nazamba - Hot Beer
b1. O.B.F - Hot Riddim
Repress Due: August 2020
Rising High LP is a debut album of Bristol's own Tubby Isiah - brand new project launched by Jevon Ives (De-Tu) & his dad Jason Ives.
a1. Tubby Isiah - Silverback ft Versa
a2. Tubby Isiah - Lucifer
a3. Tubby Isiah - Tellaman
a4. Tubby Isiah - Dem A Come
a5. Tubby Isiah - Only me
b1. Tubby Isiah - Shutoff
b2. Tubby Isiah - Hold On Driver ft Bukkha
b3. Tubby Isiah - Give Me Side
b4. Tubby Isiah - Do It Jah
b5. Tubby Isiah - Warrior Charge
Release Date: 24th July 2020
A collaboration between dub producer Manasseh and virtuoso violin-viola player Praise, this is the culmination of their work together over the last ten years and follows the 2011 single 'Matter of Struggle'. An audiographic blend of classical and reggae music, the unique result of the artists' backgrounds, creates a heavy rhythm that carries many layers of feeling and reflects the calm within the chaos of city living.
The multi talented 'Nathan 'Flutebox' Lee' joins Manasseh & Praise on 'Nathan The Prophet' his majestic flute lines cascading through the echo chamber on 'dub the Prophet'.
a1. Manaseh Meets Praise - Nathan The Prophet ft Nathan 'Flutebox' Lee
a2. Manaseh Meets Praise - Dub The Prophet ft Nathan 'Flutebox' Lee
b1. Manaseh Meets Praise - No More Struggle
b2. Manaseh Meets Praise - More Struggle
Repress Due: July 2020
First Babe Roots album perfectly executed. This is the perfect balance between dub structures and reggae rhythms. Album composed and produced by Babe Roots in Berlin (DE) and Turin (IT) between 2013 and 2016. Mastered by Mathieu Berthet at Berthet Mastering Paris. Artwork by Miranda. 12" 180gr black vinyl.
a2. Falling (feat. Milly James)
a3. Jah Nuh Dead (feat. Stephy Wright)
a4. Sun Is Shining (feat. Milly James)
b1. Bless Me (feat. Baba Ras)
b2. Sufferation Time (feat. Kojo Neatness)
b3. Peace, Love and Unity (feat. Baba Ras)
b4. Work Hard (feat. Kojo Neatness)