Release Date - 10th May 2019
Deep Heads are extremely excited and proud to announce the official release of ‘Somnium’ by the infamous Nottingham based production wizards Congi.
‘Somnium’ can only be described as an absolute Deep Heads anthem and is one of our most celebrated tracks since the label’s inception.
Now for the first time ever, this weighty roller is presented in full analogue fashion, on a glorious 12inch, Clear, Wax Record. Yes please, yes indeed!
Congi has gone from strength to strength since releasing on the Deep Heads imprint, seeing their music being presented on Gilles Peterson’s Label Brownswood Recordings. The duo has also collaborated with the likes of Yazmin Lacey, another Notts based musician that has had some impressive output, along with some quality material released on their own co-run label Chord Marauders, as some recent highlights.
Jazz inspired, like many Deep Heads releases, the 140BPM recording is geared to sound system culture with its sonics but also has an ability to translate as a mellowed-out production that sits well in a home environment. Roll one up and float away!
Joe Armon Jones, most well-known as part as London based Jazz band, The Ezra Collective, was filmed back in 2018 for Radar, improving in a mystical state to the production. To put it bluntly, he tore it apart!
The video went viral and was only a matter of time for the universe to meet and produce this outstanding collaboration.
Joe’s refix was recorded and creatively directed with label boss Zeb Samuels, at Deep Heads HQ in London.
The captured improvisation shines a light on Joe Armon Jones’s genius mind and outstanding ability as a free-flowing jazz musician. His keys and energy on display here, adds magic and intrigue to what is already a fabulous piece of music. A coming together sent from up above.
a1. Congi - Somnium
b1. Congi - Somnium (Joe Armon-Jones Refix)
Release Date - 26th April 2019
a1. J.Robinson WhoDemSound - More Than Music
a2. J.Robinson WhoDemSound - Further Than Dub
a3. J.Robinson WhoDemSound - Hard Times ft. The Chanting Lion
a4. J.Robinson WhoDemSound - Hard Dub
a5. J.Robinson WhoDemSound - Lion Step
a6. J.Robinson WhoDemSound - Lion Dub
b1. J.Robinson WhoDemSound - Conquering Lion
b2. J.Robinson WhoDemSound - Conquering Dub
b3. J.Robinson WhoDemSound - Firm Meditation ft. The Chanting Lion
b4. J.Robinson WhoDemSound - Dub Meditation
b5. J.Robinson WhoDemSound - Love Is The Key ft. Bopper Ranking
b6. J.Robinson WhoDemSound - Hard Times (Dubmonger Version)
In his second volume of the Beat Tape series, Istanbul based acclaimed beat-maker Da Poet works his hip hop magic with 14 killer tracks. The album features collaborative beats of Gantz, Grup Ses, Ahu, Gokalp K, OtherMan and Ince Sarj.
a1. Donmek Yok 03:16
a2. Time Travellin 03:06
a3. Rules (ft Gantz) 02:37
a4. Fly Over Palestine 03:09
a5. Somewhere In Asia 02:25
a6. Bad Region 02:28
a7. Dig The Roots (ft Gokalp K) 02:50
b1. Current Mood 02:15
b2. Desert Or Dessert (ft Ince Sarj) 02:08
b3. Harp In Heart 02:59
b4. Chords 02:50
b5. Plak ft Grup Ses 02:15
b6. Gimme Ma Money (ft OtherMan) 02:53
b7. Treasure (ft Ahu) 03:41
Release Date - 12th April 2019
After the hypnotism of Pugilist’s Chrysalis EP, TRUSIK enlists Rarefied cohort Zygos for a three track EP that brings his dank, claustrophobic and horror-film atmospherics to bare.
“Direkt”, in collaboration with Teffa, features soundclash chatter, but morphs into something quite different with ghastly wails in place of your typical dubstep wobs and growls. As the song develops further, the ghoulish caterwauls take a melodic approach and become a fiendish melody for the damned.
On the flipside, “Run Down” sees Zygos take a techier route with a pneumatic bassline and cybernetic grit that deserves to be blared at an inadvisably loud volume by a 22nd century bōsōzoku gang in Neo-Osaka.
Lastly, “Drained” guides you down a dark stairwell into an underground pit fight with its bone-snapping snares and abysmal bass-weight leaving you bruised and battered.
Featuring nightmare fuel from the mind of Ben LaDieu (last seen on Tremble’s release) who again graces TRUSIK with his brand of dense and horror vacui line work to match Zygos’s nauseating soundscapes.
a1. Zygos & Teffa - Direkt
b1. Zygos - Run Down
b2. Zygos - Drained
Release Date 22nd March 2019
Here is four typical weighty dubstep rollers and stompers enchanted with colourful melodies and smooth vibes. As mostly with a White Peach Records plate, the tracks form a cohesive entity, yet this “Zoned Out” EP takes it to a next level and truly should be listened to as one classy masterpiece.
a1. Zoned Out
b1. No Soul
b2. Killing Season
Release Date: 29th March 2019
Back in 2015 we released the Pantherkatze for the very first time on our limited Social Sounds From Planet Dub CD. First time we listened to that monstrous tune by T-Jah and Kuriooki, we instantly felt in love with it. Surely we knew, if we ever start a label, this tune gonna be one of our first releases. We infected the two dubheads from Chemnitz with this idea.
Now, for our second vinyl release we can present to you a brand new version from that already classic Pantherkatze tune, which enters the gate with some rumbling basslines, hypnotizing skanks and nuff dubwise business. Dangerous like the path of a black panther, this tune surely makes it to any soundsystem session this summer. If the heavy T-Jah & Kuriooki tune is not enough for you, you'll find a killer version on the flipside by another german dub don called Jah Schulz, who already mashed some baldheads with his great releases on Railroad Records.
a1. T-Jah & Kuriooki - Pantherkatze
b1. T-Jah & Kuriooki - Pantherkatze (Jah Schulz Remix)
Release Date - 26th April 2019
Schlachthofbronx celebrate 10 years of their existence with a new record on their Rave And Romance imprint. On this double single, the Munich based duo dives into all that interesting vibes, rhythms and sounds they have come to be known for over the last decade, exploring the hybrid fields between all kinds of Dub, Club and Soundsystem music. And: they even allow themselves to get a bit more emotional to fit the special occasion.
The A side TEN starts with a bittersweet synth intro that can only be described as epic before immersing in a dubby bassline world full of layered melodies reminiscing about club-romantic stories of raves & sunrises from the past – while always keeping you dancing to waves of bass tailored to big soundsystems, you know the drill.
The B side ORION takes you far away into an out-of-space Dub universe equal parts sultry & fragile and full of the highest highs and the lowest lows. It's deep.
It will be available digitally and on a limited edition run of 10" vinyl (full artwork disco sleeve) via Rave And Romance Records. Distribution via Unearthed Sounds (vinyl) and The Orchard (digital).
With this, Schlachthofbronx will follow up their 4 previous original albums (2009s Schlachthofbronx, 2012s Dirty Dancing, 2014s Rave And Romance and 2017s Haul & Pull Up), completed by Eps and singles for Labels like Zam Zam, Mixpak, Monkeytown, Mad Decent, Disko B and Man Recordings as well as production work for artists like M.I.A., Snoop Dogg or Bonde Do Role.
a1. Schlachthofbronx - Ten
b1. Schlachthofbronx - Orion
Release Date 22nd March 2019
Shudan debuts proper for White Peach with a real emphasis on showcasing his full sound palette.
Beatless opener ‘Fushidigane’ is a fitting start as hazy melodies collide and bounce off one another almost at will, before things completely switch up on the raucous, early-grime-meets-dubstep-circa-2009 production ‘TM13’.
Title track ‘Arctic Garms’ continues that trend, again referencing early grime but more defined by artillery-like bass drills, until ‘Flammie Riddim’ returns to a more melodic standpoint to finish off, this time spiked with some abrasive bass licks and glitchy arcade samples.
b1. Arctic Garms
b2. Flammie Riddim
Release Date - 19th April 2019
After unearthing the deep, mechanical world of Reso in ALBION006, the imprint returns to its 4th instalment; Glume, FLO & Mr. K embellish Thug with jewels and blue fire. The fledgling label have ceaselessly explored new territory, lighting the torches of dub, trap, grime and more. This, and Albion collective’s dedication to signing both rising talent and certified pioneers, means that their movements are unpredictable, yet highly anticipated. Already announcing their 2nd release of 2019, acceleration is under way. With Glume sending 30hz across the 140 scene, Thug’s return to the limelight is auspicious. Mysterious, Far-Eastern flute-work rarefies the air. Second-late 808s send tai-chi blasts to the chest. In the depths of the concrete jungle, Thug is zen.
a1. Glume - Thug VIP
b1. Glume - Thug (FLO Repaint)
b2. Glume - Thug (Mr. K Remix)
Release Date - 4th April 2019
This EP is about to absolutely cement Distinct Motive’s position in the Dubstep scene as a producer who can create so much vibe while keeping things simple and straight to the point.
“Radar” was one of the picks of Outlook Festival 2018. Hearing Mala drop this track in every set and and watching the crowd go completely nuts (instant rewind) was such a treat.
All the tracks on this release have a proven record at causing a large amount of damage at the rave.
a1. Distinct Motive - Radar
a2. Distinct Motive - Itchy Fingers
b1. Distinct Motive - Loose Pimp
b2. Distinct Motive - Crazy
Release Date 22nd March 2019
Featuring remixes from Glume & Phossa, JFO, MOREOFUS and Dakun, Kotei’s ‘ICHI’ gets a 4-time revamp, creating a truly diverse 5-track EP, fit for the club or at home.
Printed on a 12 inch 2-colour medium weight plate in a matt sleeve. Purchase includes an A3 poster adaptation of the EP cover along with our own adhesive sticker.
a2: Ichi (Glume & Phossa Remix)
a3: Ichi (Dakun Remix)
b1: Ichi (Moreofus Remix)
b2: Ichi (Jfo Remix)