Release Date: 27th September 2019
Dub-Stuy lines up another party anthem with Dancehall Saga, a new 12” single featuring Paris-based producer Von D and Kingston vocalist Blackout JA. Both artists have previously contributed to the label, Von D with the acclaimed Wicked Scam EP and Blackout JA on Dubamine’s single “Nicodemus.”
On Dancehall Saga, Von D and Blackout JA team up for a collaboration that is sure to hit all the right notes for those who like to get busy in the dance. Fresh from a series of releases on his own Dub Galore imprint, Von D combines a syncopated dancehall inspired beat pattern with the pressure of high-grade dubstep to cook up a stomping riddim with enough weight to clear a path straight for the reload.
Blackout JA flexes his deep, rugged flow and invites one and all to partake in the vibe of the dancehall, namechecking everything from ganja to Instagram to Sister Nancy’s classic “Bam Bam.” Flip to the B-side for Von D’s dub treatment, putting the deadly riddim front and center with classic dub flourishes as bits of Blackout JA’s vocal and piano and guitar licks echo across the track.
The Dancehall Saga SP is another sureshot from Dub-Stuy, essential 21st century soundsystem music sure to resonate with fans and newcomers worldwide. The single is set for release on digital and vinyl formats and will also feature a very special video with dancers filmed by Raatid Magic Films in Jamaica.
a1. Von D Ft Blackout JA - Dancehall Saga
b1. Von D - Dub Saga
Release Date: 27th September 2019
WRDubs return with a unique coupling of musical missiles from 2 of our favourite UK producers and badmen.
Up on the A is Chad Dubz who may be known to you as founder and owner of the wicked Bristol based label Foundation Audio plus tunes dropped on labels including CNCPT Collective / Infernal Sounds / Boka Records / Unity Through Sound / Banana Stand Sound and more....
'FKD' was created with WRDubs in mind and is a heavy slab of wonked whomp and scattershot skank. The twists and turns in this tune are likely to cause delirium and possibly even some argy bargy in the dance. Watch out!
Pon the AA we are proud to be working with Manchester based JFO. As well as running his ultra-limited dubplate label Hooded-Up his previous releases have appeared on Cella, Dream Eater, MUD and more. He's also shared eps with the likes of Glume and Phossa and received support from J Kenzo / Neffa-T & Slimzee. His prior output has ranged from Grime to Dubstep.
Here on 'Destroyer Of Worlds' much like the opening intro dialogue, Jack has created a weapon of seismic destruction. A deadly drone-steppa that will drop like a bomb in darker sets.
a1. Chad Dubz - FKD
b1. JFO - Destroyer Of Worlds
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 - 23rd August 2019
#016 from the Infernal Sounds camp showcases returning artist Bukkha in his truest form, displaying his versatility and skilful prowess with three earth-shaking tracks. The long awaited 'Badda Den Dem' which features the don Killa P on vocal duties has been tearing up nights all over the globe, having been a signature track in Mala's set throughout 2019, it's an instant draw for anyone wanting to ignite some fury on the dance floor.
The first of two tracks on the B side also features vocals, this time from legendary dub lyricist, Blackout JA, as he fittingly lays down siege with 'Rise of the Beast'. A pure skank out riddem.
Finishing off the EP is a collaborative piece from Cue Line Records' Gaze Ill and Bukkha, rounding off the EP with an organic stepper, submersing you in dub-wise pressure and a prominent pan-flute melody.
Emily Dayson once again produces an authentic piece of art to finalise the release with the Chinese inspired artwork outer sleeve.
Furher support from: Joe Nice, N-Type, J:Kenzo, V.I.V.E.K, Foamplate, TRUTH and many more.
a1. Bukkha ft. Killa P - Badda Den Dem
b1. Bukkha ft. Blackout JA - Rise of The Beast
b2. Gaze Ill & Bukkha - Stems Dub
Release Date - 16th August 2019
Dubwise. Seizing the spotlight for Sub Audio Records' fourth 12" pressing, Vienna's very own Scooped untethers his long-awaited debut vinyl release.
The skilled craftsman arose out of the boiling melting pot of Austria's thriving Dub and Dubstep scene and has been actively shaking up dance floors with high-grade productions since 2015 - receiving recognition from the likes of Joe Nice & Truth in the process. Musically rooted in the spirit of Reggae and Dub, the release features a collaboration with acclaimed vocalist Danny Ranks, who's gifted lyrical performance - music with a message - perfectly matches the irreproachable instrumental - a profound Dub cut succeeding in a traditional version style, drenched in tape delays and otherworldly reverb.
Turning to the B-Side, the imprint welcomes none other than the heavyweight sound system and musical veteran Dubbing Sun to the family and mixing desk - serving a super-charged signature style Stepper's remix with relentless might. Concluding the record in reflective excellence, label owner and operator Gnischrew manifests his sonic technique through an ephemeral take on the original, inducing a final instance of pressure-assisted meditation at 140 BPM.
a1. Scooped - Worldwide Slaughter (ft. Danny Ranks)
a2. Scooped - Worldwide Dub (ft. Danny Ranks)
b1. Scooped - Worldwide Slaughter (Dubbing Sun Remix)
b2. Scooped - Worldwide Slaughter (Gnischrew Remix)
Release Date - 16th August 2019
Our debut vinyl release is a four track EP produced by Tom Chamoun aka SBK (Montreal) featuring collaborations with Ourman (Paris) & Quasar (Paris)
a1. SBK - We’re From The Desert (ft. Ourman)
a2. SBK - 3 Million Stones
b1. SBK - Inferno
b2. SBK - Lead Dem Pace (ft. Quasar)
Release Date - 16th August 2019
TRUSIK travels eastward again to meet Back to Chill mainstay HELKTRAM whose technoid dubstep constructions have been operating under the radar with just two releases from Banana Stand Sound and Encrypted Audio back in 2016. That is until now.
Sounding like the production line of a steel plant, “Suggestive Effect” gallops with metallic sonics and coilgun snares as the low end ripples and undulates speaker cones apart in its single minded purpose.
“Insecure” fizzes with electromagnetic hum, airlock whispers, clinical atmospherics, and the sonar blips of techno while remaining firmly within the dubstep realm, that is, until midway through when the bassline morphs into something more fluid than the half-time stomp of most dubstep.
Finally, “Iron Box” is a dyed-in-the-wool wobbler. Possessed only by a simple, mindvirus melody, the track lets the sub handle the heavy lifting with the immediately groovy low end science that is within dubstep’s DNA.
Having seen major support from Joe Nice and Goth-Trad across the years, HELKTRAM and Japanese dubstep in general needs more praise for their tireless work in making dubstep a truly global genre. With their eighth release, TRUSIK hopes to expand the record boxes of DJs everywhere and showcase HELKTRAM’s prowess in sub bass science.
a1. HELKTRAM - Suggested Effect
b1. HELKTRAM - Insecure
b2. HELKTRAM - Iron Box
Release Date - 9th August 2019
With the subsequent, planet-sized addition in its musical orbit, Sentry welcomes another critically acclaimed bass music veteran to its coveted artist roster. SP:MC, a multi-faceted producer and vocalist, who cemented his status as a highly talented producer with outstanding releases through Tempa and System among others. Apart from his long-standing residency for the legendary Fabric night club, he's a regular on the microphone for some of the world's most distinguished Drum & Bass and Dubstep events, living and breathing sound system culture. For the eleventh release of Youngsta's imprint, SP:MC takes us all back into a golden age, captivating the charm of old school sonics with riveting minimalism and skank-inducing swing, and extending the iconic flavours of 2-Step, Garage and Breaks into the 21st century - clocking in at 135 BPM.
Conveying hazy and tape-ridden notions, 'Vintage' sets us off on a groove-inducing flow with tempered chord, lush echoes, and intimate vocal fragments. Murderous break-beat rhythms are laid out with unequivocal finesse as the UK-based prodigy delivers heritage sounds in contemporary attire. Classic foley samples interweaved with modern sound design - engineered for the heads. 'Slugfest' commands a more aggressive tone, introducing itself with slick, hallowed percussion and haunting ambiance. With the doomsday bassline promptly kicking in, a super-charged groove armada unfolds - heavyweight business. Hypnotic drums hook into your motor cortex as every last cell of your body intermingles with the vibrant low-frequency surges, blasting from the sound system. Scrupulously switching up the push-and-pull dynamics throughout the arrangement, every sound component working at full capacity and in a supremely refined style. Bass music connoisseurs all over, rejoice! These breaks are for you.
a1. SP:MC - Vintage
b1. SP:MC - Slugfest