Release Date - 1st February 2019
Infernal Sounds brings forth the lucky number 13 with a bone-crunching EP from Bristol's finest, Chad Dubz. Having already enjoyed a successful run of releases during 2018, he steps up with a variety of tracks showcasing the hidden depths to his productions, bridging the gap between dubstep and grime, eloquently.
There's plenty of different flavours across all three tracks which have been providing damage to many clubs across the world over the past few months, and arrives to you on a heavy-weight 180g plate.
a1. Chad Dubz - Wrath of God
b1. Chad Dubz - Dilemma
b2. Chad Dubz - Fuck 'em
Release Date - 25th January 2019
Welcome in 2019! Our first release this year comes courtesy of Iron Dubz & Mr Williamz. ‘Haffi Bun’, one of the anthems from Iron Dubz’s recent album 'Sound Addict’, will be finally available on vinyl, backed by a heavyweight dub version on the flip. Don’t sleep on this one.
a1. Iron Dubz ft. Mr Williamz - Haffi Bun
b1. Iron Dubz ft. Mr Williamz - Haffi Dub
Released 18th January 2019
The long awaited EP from Messenger Douglas and Kibir La Amlak is finally ready, and ready with style. Yes, it was definitely worth the wait! This testament to modern roots reggae has cut no corners and taken no shortcuts! A large credit list lines the back of this EP, naming a plethora of the best musicians, studios and engineers that the UK reggae scene has to offer. Such as Dennis Bovell, Jerry Lionz, Ashanti Selah, Roberto Sanchez to name but a few.
Messenger Douglas is an artist in a league of his own, high musical standards are seamlessly married with deep lyrical content! The four vocal instalments on this EP showcase this marriage immaculately.
‘Real Works’ the title track of the EP, kicks off proceedings as a rallying call to anyone who knows they can do better in life. A solid roots rockers riddim explodes out of the speakers to carry the message that ‘there is no time to idle, relax or sit down, the battle can be won!’ ‘Blessings’ follows as an exploration of faith and confidence in the ever present blessings of life. As life is a journey with many ups and downs, the riddim track, especially the bassline, reflects this. Dennis Bovell’s world class bass playing shines through here, taking us from the highest highs to the lowest lows. Regardless of the position on the journey, the faith still remains. ‘Happiness’, a song written by Messenger over 30 years ago, finally finds its way onto the anthemic Joshua’s Anthem riddim, with a message as relevant to the world today as it was when it was written. The EP concludes with ‘Sufferers Tea’, a true lyrical masterpiece, that deals with the harsh and bitter realities of life as a sufferer. The hypnotic guitars, and relentless pace of the riddim echo the intensity of the sufferers life, yet true to Messenger’s songwriting genius, the song remains upful and even humorous in places.
All four vocals are followed by heavy-weight dub versions, mixed by Kibir La Amlak, in the original analogue fashion, hands on faders, spring reverbs, valve filters and an immaculate attention to detail. The tracks were mixed by Kibir La Amlak and Nick Manasseh at the Yard Studios and then mastered and cut to vinyl by Lewis Hopkins at Star Delta Mastering. The final sonic character of this EP (especially the vinyl) is huge! Warm, punchy, analogue, roots -reggae at its finest.
Both Kibir La Amlak and Messenger Douglas have a firm root in the world of reggae sound system, so it felt only natural that this EP echo that foundation with the vocal / dub format that is so richly associated with that world. The vinyl release honours this tradition with the EP coming on 2 separate 12” disks! Whether you choose to play your favourite track as a vinyl single through a sound system, or tune into the whole EP start to finish on Spotify as you cook dinner, one thing is guaranteed. You will not be disappointed!
a1. Messenger Douglas - Real Works
a2. Kibir La Amlak - No Loafing Dub
b1. Messenger Douglas - Blessings
b2. Kibir La Amlak - Never Tamed Dub
c1. Messenger Douglas - Happiness
c2. Kibir La Amlak - School Term Dub
d1. Messenger Douglas - Sufferahs Dub
d2. Kibir La Amlak - Dangerous Lee's Dub
Release Date - 11th January 2019
Remy Gallet aka Quasar has been making some serious movements in the dubstep scene of late, with radio support from the likes of J:Kenzo on his acclaimed Rinse show. Here he blesses Foundation Audios new 10” hand stamped series FAVX with 2 sought after riddims that have been doing damage in the dance since their creation.
A side ‘It’s Over VIP’ is a flip of the classic Portishead tune ‘Biscuit’ - and boy, oh boy has he done the original justice and then some! The track is full of rolling basslines and percussion. Odd vocal snips from the original give space to an otherwise unrelenting track that has got classic written all over it.
B side ‘Unrealistic Voices’ with fellow Frenchman Ourman is a moodier affair with its head nodding sub bassline and eastern string melody. Full system pressure from front to back.
Quasar and Foundation Audio have pulled out all the stops on this release. Debut records don’t come much better than this, so hat’s off to Remy for this killa plate.
a1. Quasar - It's Over VIP
b1. Quasar & Ourman - Unrealistic Voices
Release Date - 18th January 2019
Argo needs zero introduction to the tuned in listener of the Dubstep Genre. This release alone has seen support and heavy rotation from Youngsta, Distance, J:Kenzo, Ntype, Bukez Finezt, Samba etc etc etc. The list is endless, over the past 12 months it would be easier to list those who have not supported this release.
Not only has Argo been gaining support with this release from the Dubstep Elite, Grime champions such as Spooky have clocked onto the sound and are showing Argo's style to the Grime masses.
a1. Argo - Astro Dub
b1. Argo - LNTC
b2. Argo - Your Steps
Release Date - 22nd February 2019
Hubwar is one of those artists who has been noticed by crossing the borders that previously separated IDM and bass-music. "Eikonoklastes", first album and cornerstone of his own imprint Noizion Recordz, already opens the possibilities : a subtle blend of electronica, dubstep, jungle and footwork.
If this first opus was rather cosmic, this new album brings us back to our planet, more precisely into the “Deep Earth”. In this journey with a thousand cultures, we wiggle on Brazilian rhythms with “Sambacraft”, enter a state of trance in the “Kudumbigala's” jungle, move our heads on “Northern Mali’s” trip-hop beat, regain the dancefoor on a furious dubstep entitled “Acid Ababa", get lost in the tribal drums of “Far From" and hover over the atmospheric dub of "Slow ".
In short, "Deep Earth" can be heard both on the living room turntable or on a big sound system in a dance hall.
a1. Hubwar - Nova Nova
a2. Hubwar - Acid Ababa
a3. Hubwar - Slow
b1. Hubwar - Sambacraft
b2. Hubwar - Far From
b3. Hubwar - Kudumbigala ft. Nekochan