Release Date: 21st August 2020
Vitamin D returns with its second release “Dubs & Grooves Vol. 1” from Bristol’s D&G. Label mainstay Wilfy D teams up with selector Simon G to give you 4 vocal driven classic UK Garage cuts in true VITD style. A1. “Al’s Groove” blends organ bass and R&B vocals for a no nonsense summer garage slammer while “Request Line” and “Cherry Rover'' provide soulful classy garage house cuts. The B2. Leigh Delamare gets a bit naughty, a certified 2-step club roller. Does what it says in the tin - club dubs and vocal groovers!
a1. D&G - Al’s Groove
a2. D&G - Request Line
b1. D&G - Cherry Rover
b2. D&G - Leigh Delamare
Release Date: 31st July 2020
These run of releases on ‘Existence Is Resistance’ comes from the Legendary Proto Garage Record Label ‘Same People’, and see’s Persian & Long time musical partner DJ Texsta, repressing some of their most pioneering UKG E.P.s.
The Duo helped define the early sounds of UKG & the then unheard sound of Speed Garage, Dubstep & Grime. The Duo had massive success with records like ‘Dangerous’ & ‘Well Well Well’ which is included here.
Alongside this there’s a Special treat for the UKG Heads out there, with a previously Unreleased unheard Dubplate Mix of ‘Well Well Well’, which was recently unearthed amongst Texsta’s expansive record collection. This version is remixed by none other than the UK Techno Legend Nick Dunton under his secret ‘D Ross’ dj monika that he used back in the pirate days.
The much loved requested ‘Real Love’ gets another outing, originally being the B-Side to the classic ‘Feel Da Vibe’.
On top of all this Goodness, listener’s get treated to two absolutely killer bonus tracks from Dunton D–56M alias, ‘Homage’ which features label mate & Soul singer Decarlo (Survival Dub) in a tribute to the teacher’s of the Chicago sound & ‘Medication’ which is an inspired dystopian house chugger, with a stark warning for the New World.
These are for the ‘Collector’s’ out there: Super limited one time represses.
a1. Persian & DJ Texsta - Play It Deejay Dub Mix
a2. Persian - Questions Edit 5
b1. Persian - Lone Wolf
b2. Persian - Lone Wolf Dub
Release Date: 7th August 2020
Main Phase returns to Warehouse Rave with a four tracker 12" that shows the Copenhagen native take on both 2-step, grime and breaks. The release, Cool Down EP, sees the rising garagehead Main Phase explore the murky and dark areas of 2-step with direct nods to the grime scene generals as well as early rave sounds and euphoric breaks.
First cut on the 2-step dominated A-side, "Eski", sees Main Phase go dark with tight syncopated beats, heavy basslines and a little help from the godfather himself.
Staying in grime-ish areas, "Bluku" delivers clear nods to the grime-scene with icy synths and sirens while still maintaining the freshness of 2-step. Oh my gosh!
The B-side of the record opens up with the title track "Cool Down ('93 Mix)", an homage to big raves, hefty breaks and slashing reeses.
From slashing reeses to gully subs, the final track of the record, "All of the People" sees Main Phase make breaks workout side-by-side with playful synth melodies and mc-samples from way back when. Hold tight!
a1. Main Phase - Bluku
a2. Main Phase - Eski
b1. Main Phase - Cool Down (93 Mix)
b2. Main Phase - All Off The People
Release Date: 29th May 2020
Bristol native Wilfy D makes his debut release on the new Vitamin D imprint. Since working behind the counter at Idle Hands record shop at seventeen he has since been behind releases on Idle Hands, Peach Discs, Apron, Dr Banana and a remix on Conch. VITD001 is 3 tracks of no-nonsense UK Garage with a heavy R&B influence and 90’s flavours. An undeniably playable release that's tried and tested on the dancefloor.
a1. Wilfy D - Whats Up
b1. Wilfy D - What Difference Does It Make
b2. Wilfy D - All About U
Release Date: 27th March 2020
Al Wootton continues pushing the Trule sound with the Operator EP. Spanning from the Ragga Garage of Levi, the UK Techno Breaks of Teresa, the UK Funky/dubwise stepper of the title track Operator and the minimal 2 step techno of Franz. All primed for the sound system and the dance floor.
a1. Al Wootton - Levi
a2. Al Wootton - Teresa
b1. Al Wootton - Operator
b2. Al Wootton - Franz
Release Date: 27th March 2020
The enigmatic DJ Swagger is back on TYR, this time with five garage inspired rollers. From Bristol to Berlin, these tracks cover a lot of ground. Each copy will come with a signed sticker from the man himself.
a1. DJ Swagger - Fuk Designa
a2. DJ Swagger - Smartphone Love
a3. DJ Swagger - Zonin Big
b1. DJ Swagger - Beta Phase
b2. DJ Swagger - Shadow Castle
Release Date: TBA 2020
Council Work returns with the next installment of their journey, this time with the Militant EP. Two original tracks from the label bosses Frankel & Harper, and keeping in theme with the previous releases, obtaining remixes from their favourite artists in the scene, they've enlisted 2 big remixers, this time from Salty Nuts boss and Cocoon regular Fabe, and Orbital London head honcho and rising UK star Jack Michael. The EP sticks to the signature Council Work sound, showcasing underground UK flavours with lots of garage and jungle influences, whilst showcasing more minimal and breaks textures and vibes.
a1. Frankel & Harper - Militant
a2. Frankel & Harper - Militant (Fabe remix)
b1. Frankel & Harper - Use The Herb
b2. Frankel & Harper - Use The Herb (Jack Michael remix)
Release Date: 20th December 2019
Bash (AKA Julio Bashmore) graces Trules fifth release and the first in a series of ten inch singles with Jubilee, a sub heavy, minimal, UK garage dub that manages to marry the sparser techno vibes of his Conch releases with the subtle anthemic quality of his other alias. A real dance floor sneak bomb.
Al Wootton provides a two-stepping dub remix on the B-side, chopping the drums and echoing everything out to infinity.
a1. Bash - Jubilee
b1. Bash - Jubilee (Al Wootton Remix)
Release Date: 13th December 2019
"Eski style Hardcore reductions, served up from the rave archivist Filter Dread."
a1. Filter Dread - Ice B8ss
a2. Filter Dread - Space Conga
a3. Filter Dread - Time To Let Go
a4. Filter Dread - Heat Depth
b1. Filter Dread - Ice Rave
b2. Filter Dread - Crush Sphere
b3. Filter Dread - Tekker Wave
b4. Filter Dread - Afterlife
Release Date: 6th December 2019
London’s Will Hofbauer has been steadily making a name for himself in the UK capital over the past few years via his own Third Place Records and Co-Select, an event series he runs alongside his collective with a focus on gender equality in DJ Culture, curating back to back sets with a balanced representation. Here we see Will mark a new milestone in his career with his production debut via New York’s HOMAGE Records, while hotly tipped producer and DJ Desert Sound Colony steps in on remix duties, known for his material on labels such as Scissor & Thread, Me Me Me, Futureboogie and of course his own Holding Hands.
The original mix of ‘Caned’ leads the release, laid out over six minutes with crunchy off- kilter drums, gritty disorted bass tones and wandering arpeggios all dynamically unfolding and evolving throughout. The Desert Sound Colony Remix follows next (seeing early support in from Bradley Zero, Gilles Peterson and Tristan Da Cunha), the fellow London-based artist stamps his own mark on things with a UKG tinged vibe via heavily swung drums, heady synth flutters and a menacing bass line all weaved together amongst the shuffled groove.
‘Whiplash’ follows next, fusing choppy amen breaks and bumpy broken drums alongside bubbling synths and an infectious vocal hook before ‘Rocks Off’ rounds out the release, this time round embracing a raw 4/4 approach rhythmically while a stab- led bass line, vacillating resonant synths and airy string sequences further fuel the murky, hypnotic groove.
a1. Will Hofbauer - Caned
a2. Will Hofbauer - Caned (Desert Sound Colony Remix)
b1. Will Hofbauer - Whiplash
b2. Will Hofbauer - Rocks Off
Release Date: 29th November 2019
So release number five for Warehouse Rave falls to Skin Teeth and his brand of Heavy Jungle influenced Breakbeat. Nostalgic and forward looking at the same time this E.P. wears it's love for all things early ninety's firmly on it's sleeve!
Opening proceedings we have The Rollers. A combination of classic Jungle breakbeats, eerie and melancholic Pads and a brutal bassline that acts as a mission statement for the rest of the E.P. Titled after the the iconic Sanctuary's second warehouse, The Rollers does it's best to encapsulate that feeling of raving in 1993.
Following on from The Rollers we have Unity. Influenced by such legendary producers as Nookie, Dj Crystal and Skanna, Unity utilises 808 stabs, emotive Pads and the now famous Reese bass to recreate a moment in time when the rave landscape was changing. Couple these elements with an anthemic vocal and you get a tune strictly for the 4am crew.
Huge Drums and a booming wall of Sub bass typify this Dark slice of underground rave music. Raw adrenalin fueled Hardcore Jungalism is the order of the day here.
Add to into this heady mix a classic vocal and you have a track reminiscent of some of DJ SS's Formation output from back in the day.
Heaven On Earth
Referencing the Weekend World Rave of the same name, Heaven On Earth cuts straight to the chase. vocal snippets and a heavily edited Think Break are underpinned by Booming sub bass, culminating in a 130bpm slice of Junglism that wouldn't of been out of place on the dancefloor in 1995.
a1. Skin Teeth - The Rollers
a2. Skin Teeth - Unity
b1. Skin Teeth - Silhouette
b2. Skin Teeth - Heaven On Earth
Release Date: 15th November 2019
After a busy year putting on the hypest club nites and radio shows all across town, the Munich based club label Ruffhouse joins forces with the dynamic duo of Schlachthofbronx and their Rave & Romance imprint to bring you a long awaited 10“ record by Tymotica - a founding Member of Ruffhouse who now resides in Berlin.
The A-Side is home to “Galaxies Of Dust”, a 2-Step influenced club belter paired with the coldest basslines, synths and glitches you could imagine. The track is driven by a brooding bassline that feels too much like Jungle to not mention it (even though it's clocking in much slower) before diving deep into twisted submarine breaks, always staying true to the boundary- crossing Ruffhouse club music aesthetics.
On the flip side you can find a low-end heavy take on the original by Munich veterans Schlachthofbronx who adopt the tune into their hi-fueled bass universe and add layers of vocal chops and general carnival rave vibes. Originally released as a stricly limited CD-exclusive on the Rufftrax compilation this spring, the Schlachthofbronx remix quickly developed a life of its own and became one of the most sought after tracks of their international live sets - with the few circulating promos ending up getting cut on acetate by their vinyl-affine DJ-friends.
So better don't miss out on the opportunity to get your hands on these outstanding tracks on this proper run of nicely cut 10” vinyl that is RAR007/RUFFHOUSE002, made in collaboration from the two Munich based club music power houses Ruffhouse & Schlachthofbronx.
a1. Tymotica - Galaxies of Dust
b1. Tymotica - Galaxies of Dust (Schlachthofbronx Remix)
Release Date: 22nd November 2019
The latest transmission from Sneaker Social Club welcomes Low End Activist into the fold for a record that draws heavily on soundsystem culture and in particular its social function in the Afro-Caribbean communities it stemmed from.
The source material for this record of fractured bass pressure is a VHS recording of Muzikon Sound System, captured in 1988 on the Blackbird Leys estate in Oxford, UK. The vibe pours out of the scenes captured – it was a famously hot summer, and Earthy Irie’s crew set their rig up at the Blackbird Leys summer fair, gifting the community with a wall of sound blasting out ruff n’ tuff 80s dancehall while the local deejays toasted over the top. Elsewhere Street Level would have had their system set up playing UK Soul, Hip-Hop, Proto Rave and Acid House, while further down the field (known locally as ‘the wreck’) the annual five-a-side football tournament took place.
The fair was a symbol of the unity of the estate – a multi-ethnic working class community bound together both by the looming presence of the car factory (where a massive portion of the residents worked) but also the long simmering social divide in Oxford. Since the founding of Oxford University, the country’s elite have needed people to do their dirty work, predictably exploiting and marginalising them in the process. As the city and its colleges expanded, so these communities were ushered out of town. The tensions between the classes reached a flash point repeatedly throughout the centuries, and it was no different during the 1991 riots on
the Blackbird Leys estate. As with similar riots elsewhere in Britain – Brixton, St Pauls, Toxteth, and elsewhere – heavy handed, not to mention misguided, police tactics loom large in the story, where the elite and the authorities fail to understand the community, how and why it functions the way it does.
Drawing on this snapshot of Oxford life, far from the international facade of the city’s privilege and power, with a deep-rooted, personal perspective, Low End Activist channels the raw energy and expression of Muzikon’s sound and frames it in the dread bass pressure that such soundsystems directly led to. It’s not dark music, but rather an intense one, defiant and proud like the Blackbird Leys community and so many of the social situations that gave rise to rave culture in the late 80s and early 90s.
The people from the estate would take their skill, knowledge and access to ‘the factory’ and use it to joyride high-end sports cars – a celebration of personal liberty in the face of social barriers enforced by the very people who would buy such things. Now Low End Activist applies his own craft to an amazing artefact from decades past, not so much joyriding with it as respectfully doffing his cap to the community in a show of solidarity, letting the jubilant sound play out once more
a1. Low End Activist - Street Level
a2. Low End Activist - Signal To Noise (Ratio)
a3. Low End Activist - Signal To Noise
b1. Low End Activist - Low End Activism
b2. Low End Activist - Neighbourhood Nationalism
b3. Low End Activist - Muzikon 90
Release Date: 15th November 2019
WRXX4 is Y U QT’s first release on Warehouse Rave. Leicester based Garage new boys making some Melodic upbeat Bangers.Track 1 Can’t Hold it in is a Melodic Journey of Baselines/Strings/Vocals and skippy drums that compliment and set the tone for the EP. I Wanna Know is an upbeat Garage/House Club Track. Much like I wanna know we have Deeper Love a Housey/Garage Club tool With some Big basses and Nice Breakdowns. Fort Wibbler is a 4x4 Heater with a Dub Break down Champions taking the EP a little Darker. Slew Dem is a 2 step Bass Driven track ending the EP off in a moody but still upbeat style of Y U QT.
a1. Y U QT - I Cant Hold It In
a2. Y U QT - I Wanna Know
a3. Y U QT - Deeper Love
b1. Y U QT - Fort Wibbler
b2. Y U QT - Slew Dem
Release Date: 18th October 2019
Dream Cycle returns for the third instalment in his series of EPs on Sneaker Social Club. 4 tracks cover a range of moods from the tough, club ready 2 step on “Told You” to the slo-mo ambient throb of “Untitled Dream”.DJ Support
Dusky, Deadboy, Breaka, Changsie, Barely Legal, LMajor, Foul Play, Jackie House, Jossy Mitsu, Kate Miller, Etch, Kornel Kovacs, Coco Bryce, Delfonic, Octo Octa, Avalon Emerson, Silvia Kastel, FaltyDL, Ciel, Gigsta, 2 Bad Mice, Etch, Kornel Kovacs, Coco Bryce, Michael Serafini, Chris Farrell (Idle Hands), Interplanetary Criminal, Turbojazz, Molly, Alec Falconer, Vera, Raresh, Edmondson, DJ Fart In The Club, Re:ni, Rey Colino (Kalahari Oyster Cult), Banoffee Pies + more
a1. Dream Cycle - Told You
a2. Dream Cycle - Long Time
b1. Dream Cycle - Sensa
b2. Dream Cycle - Untitled Dream
Release Date: 11th October 2019
Introducing Lost City Archives - showcasing the sounds of the UK's underground. Kicking off proceedings we have the enigmatic new-comer(?) Ash Brown, delivering 12 inches of 90's tinged nostalgia.
a1. Ash Brown - Funk Lovin' Criminal
b1. Ash Brown - Dimension Dub
Release Date: 6th September 2019
Al Wootton comes with 4 more UK Soundsystem bangers one on his own TRULE label. on the A side Body Healthy layers dubbed out breakbeats over a heavy 4x4 garage dub while Graver is a clipped and rustling swung out warehouse techno 2 step shuffler. On the B side Bad Sound is a heavy breakbeat rave steppers dub and Prophecy is all garage techno dread.
a1. Al Wootton - Body Healthy
a2. Al Wootton - Graver
b1. Al Wootton - Bad Sound
b2. Al Wootton - Prophecy