Available from the 18th February 2019
Egoless joins DEEP MEDi with his highly anticipated Empire of Dirt EP. If the crowd (singalongs) are any indication, this is already an anthem.
An amazing debut single from the Croatian dub master.
a1. Empire of Dirt
b1. We grow Fearful
Release Date - 28th June 2019
The debut Pact Infernal LP gets a well deserved re press on all new coloured vinyl.
a1. Pact Infernal - Purification
a2. Pact Infernal - Initiation
a3. Pact Infernal - Philosophy
a4. Pact Infernal - Meditations
b1. Pact Infernal - Principles
b2. Pact Infernal - Death & Rebirth
b3. Pact Infernal - Infernality
c1. Pact Infernal - Talismans
c2. Pact Infernal - Symbology
c3. Pact Infernal - Transmutation
d1. Pact Infernal - Retribution
d2. Pact Infernal - Summoning
d3. Pact Infernal - Rites Of Passage
Release Date - 7th June 2019
Back in stock following the release of Denzel Curry's Twisted Blood-sampling 'RICKY'
01. Twisted Blood
03. The Yips
04. Another Victory for Furniture
Release Date - 21st June 2019
British-born, Berlin-based electronica producer Kamikaze Space Programme delivers his long-awaited debut album ‘Dead Skin Cells’ for Osiris Music. It’s the sound of eight years of the acclaimed project reaching its zenith, via releases on leading labels likes Mote-Evolver, WNCL Recordings and Mord, and through regular sets at the likes of Berghain and Tresor.
This bold new record mirrors decay of the physical world and the human form through its jarring sound palette and tense atmospheres. It’s a rebirth of sorts, with the title a reference to shedding skin — as KSP has done with his previous aliases. Combining his roots in jungle and dub (as Raiden and Dot Product) with the diverse textures of the contemporary techno diaspora and his skills as a found sound magpie and foley artist, it makes for a riveting, deeply nuanced listen.
‘Skin Cells’ begins with distorted synth buzzes trading places with haunted, heavily processed
samples and thundering kicks. ‘Sparks’ channels taut jungle breakbeats, pitched down to a more chugging tempo, while menacing D&B screeches buzz through the track. ‘Dust’ teases DMZ style dubstep tension, while ‘Rain’ shows his mastery of sound design and field recording in a stunning ambient interlude. ‘Insomnia’ reaches for glitchy digi dub in the vein of The Bug with some cinematic undertones, leading to the brutalist sonic architecture of ‘Crumbs’ with its crunching breaks and rasping tones.
‘Derelict’ is the album’s most direct nod to his junglist past, the ghosts of hardcore imbued through blasts of chainsaw bass, dissected breaks and haunting pads. ‘Grey Clouds’ bathes you in thick swathes of ethereal pads and plucked, incessant bass before ‘EF5’ delivers a militant glitch-heavy onslaught. ‘An Empty Sky’ closes the album in apocalyptic fashion, with crunching bass pressure juxtaposed with graceful, filmic chord progressions.
The result of all of this is an album that feels at once uniquely London while perfectly contemporary to the Berlin scene, and perhaps a none-more-perfect sonic encapsulation of the continuing reciprocal dialogue between the two cities. Most of all, it’s the sound of a sonic excavator hurtling towards the top of his game, in perfect control of every granule of sound therein.
a1. Kamikaze Space Programme - Skin Cells
a2. Kamikaze Space Programme - Sparks
b1. Kamikaze Space Programme - Dust
b2. Kamikaze Space Programme - Insomnia
c1. Kamikaze Space Programme - Crumbs
c2. Kamikaze Space Programme - Derelict
d1. Kamikaze Space Programme - EF5
d2. Kamikaze Space Programme - An Empty Sky
Release Date - 7th June 2019
SDEM aka Tom Knapp lands on CPU with a cybernetic electro E.P. entitled 'Index Hole'.
4 tracks of exploratory electronics held together with expertly crafted - hip hop influenced beats. Knapp ran the legendary IDM label ICASEA with Team Doyobi member Alex Peverett and Satoshi Aizawa. Index Hole is certain to ease your Icasean withdrawal symptoms. Fans of ICASEA, Skam and the Gescom crew don't miss this.
01. Arc Rail
Release Date - 7th June 2019
Following his versatile Alone With Everybody EP, FD returns to The North Quarter with a stunning 16 track debut album: Better Days.
Largely written in a three month window, FDs (real name Freddie Dixon) new long player on The NQ undoubtedly brings the best of the Zurich-based/London-born producer. Better Days is an album that delivers a rare synergy of drive, harmony between subtle & raw and just sheer fun. A versatile yet coherent project drawn from a large pool of sketches, finalised in intricate detail with focused studio dedication.
Drawing influences from Dub, Jazz, Hip Hop, Soul and the Mid 90's Drum & Bass “GoldenAge”, Better Days bridges the gap between genres, as FD enlists carefully considered vocal collaborations. Manchester donny Fox shines on the dubbed out Better Man and Washington DC soul diva Cecily shows shades of Minnie Riperton on Sycamore. Meanwhile Ribs is lifted to one of the album's stand out tracks with Maverick Soul on the keys and the enigmatic Issac Rosie on the boards.
For some the better days in life are in their childhood memories: nostalgia-infused wonderings of the mind to a care-free time without today's online distractions. Although FD’s debut album 'Better Days' is inspired and informed by a period earlier in life, his best days musically are definitely in the present. To put it into the man's own words:
"I’ve been wanting to do an album for quite a while now, but the circumstance never felt right. Once I started working with The North Quarter that all changed – it feels like being part of a team all pushing in the same direction, all supporting one another, all wanting to do the best for each other. Once we’d done the first EP together, for me, it was only a question of when."
a1. FD - Top2Bottom (Roller)
a2. FD - Got A Feeling
b1. FD - Not That Bad
b2. FD - 99 Flake (Interlude)
b3. FD - Foundations
c1. FD - Deadly Styles
c2. FD - Sycamore ft. Cecily
d1. FD - Better Man ft. Fox
d2. FD - Bottles (Prelude)
d3. FD - Bottles