Release Date - 31st May 2019
a1. Glume - VCF
b1. Glume - Noslaughter
Release Date: 26th June 2020
Lifting the veil for Dub Sector's 6th instalment in their vinyl series, the St Louis- based Dubstep hub welcomes none other than ENiGMA Dubz to the heavyweight discography with an unruly three-track armament. Residing in Birmingham, the newest addition to the Dub Sector roster perfected his craft with more than a decade of experience and releases on esteemed labels, such as Duploc, Hatched and Dubstar as well as Dank 'N' Dirty Dubz. For Dub Sector’s next outing, the imprint’s second vinyl release of 2020, ENiGMA Dubz pulls out the big guns once again. Loaded with musical artillery, the 'Greedy Gutz' EP provides ample fuel to test the Hi-Fi, sound systems and your neighbours alike. Heavily leaning into a super-charged juxtaposition of futuristic and vintage elements, 'Steppas' rules with an iron fist, commanding militant drums and weapons-grade basslines. Riddled with intricate fills and classic melodies, dub sirens and anthemic vocal samples - sure to induce head-nodding and dancing alike. Bursting head-on into the title track, 'Greedy Gutz' stirs up anticipation as the haunting atmosphere fuses with the matching, gargantuan instrumentation - unloading subterranean wobbles in the process. Murderous distortion exerts the sonic equivalent of fire alongside volleys of unrestrained pressure bursts, forged with pristine craftsmanship. Setting the final discharge in motion, 'Descending' unearths a hypnotic staccato lead melody, arising from the evanescent ambience. The off- kilter groove in full swing, heavy-duty sub excursions unfold in the subsequent arrangement, culminating in full-frontal sound-boy carnage.
a1. ENiGMA Dubz - Steppas
b1. ENiGMA Dubz - Greedy Gutz
b2. ENiGMA Dubz - Descending
Release Date: 26th June 2020
SABAB returns in quick succession to Artikal with his brand new EP 'Fittest Of The Fittest'
Covering the full aspects of Dubstep... from the Deep, to the Dubwise, to the Heavy and inspired by the Dub legends of generations past this is a landmark release for the Dublin native as he showcases his supreme productions talents.
This killer 4 track EP has been supported by many of top DJ's in the Dubstep / 140 scene including Mala, Youngsta, V.I.V.E.K, J:Kenzo, and DJ Distance.
a1. Sabab - System Skank
a2. Sabab - Piercing White Light
b1. Sabab - Fittest OF The Fittest
b2. Sabab - Unity
Release Date: 26th June 2020
Off the heels of a few successful digital compilations, newly found LA based label For The Heads proudly kicks off their vinyl series with a 4-track collaborative EP from Subtle Mind & mrshl. All 4 of these cuts bring freshness and originality to the ever-growing 140 sound and are a meticulous blend of styles given both of the artist's virtuosity and creative ability.
First, "Built The Same" sets the pace of the EP with luscious chords and a prolific melody all wrapped together by it's enticing low end. Next, the title track "Can You Hear It" is a weighty number focused on it's orbiting sub-bass and crisp percussion with a switch up that is sure to get any dance moving. On the B-side, an exceptional and unparalleled fusion of both modern synth-bass oscillations with the classical UK style groove and step of some jungle and garage is evident in "When The Rain Comes"; all of this pieced together nicely with a jazzy saxophone sequence. Rounding out the EP, "We're Alright Now" features a radiating, encircling melody that is sure to grab the attention of it's listeners with punching low end and soulful vocal shouts.
a1. Built The Same
a2. Can You Hear It
b1. When The Rain Comes
b2. We're Alright Now
Release Date: 19th June 2020
a1. Obeah - Dead in This Ting ft Trim
b1. Obeah - Bad From Mi Born ft Rider Shafique
b2. Obeah - Bad From Mi Born ft Rider Shafique (Eusebeia's Truth & Rights Remix)
Release date: 19th June 2020
Though citizens the world over are trapped inside under lockdown measures, freshly minted Brighton label, DNO Records, continues traversing the globe to highlight rising talents from the international bass community.
Release number two — the ‘Kiswahili’ EP — comes from CITY1, himself something of a wandering spirit. He hails from the Okinawa islands in Japan’s tropical southern tip, a place of teeming coral reefs and long golden sands, where inhabitants are known for living long lives. Having moved to the bustling capital of Tokyo, CITY1 has since joined Goth-Trad’s Back To Chill crew.
The sound of the ‘Kiswahili’ EP is the sound of CITY1’s two worlds combined — the Pacific island’s mystical soul binding with the digital roar of the hyper-modern metropolis. A-side ‘Sifa’ draws on the polyrhythmic interplay between ramshackle percussive constructions and a gruff, oscillating low-end, built to push sound systems to their limit. Over on the B-side, beat work takes a step back, allowing thunderous atmospherics to take the fore. ‘Funza’ is a sparse futurescape, where blacksmith-hammer strikes puncture the swell of murderous subs, as swarms of acidic bleeps fire off like overactive synapses. On ‘Vitu’, flabby drum skins reverberate beneath the dominating undulation of bass and mournful Middle Eastern wails — a ritualistic death march for the dawn of a new decade. Last but not least comes the digital bonus track, ‘Cheka’. Though the most traditional dubstep offering here in terms of arrangement, CITY1 infuses the track with a coarse, Doppler effect dynamism to ensure it remains a cut above your average dancefloor weapon.
Another essential release from a label determined to make its mark, CITY1’s ‘Kiswahili’ EP arrives on 12” vinyl and digital on the 19th of June 2020.
Rhythms of postmodern realism at the very bottom of the DNO
a1. CITY1 - Sifa
b1. CITY1 - Funza
b2. CITY1 - Vitu
Digital Bonus: CITY1 - Cheka