Release Date: 21st January 2022
Hypho is a producer fast building acclaim for his rowdy late-night cuts, stirring a melting pot of genres that exemplify British dance music sounds and catching releases on renowned UK labels like Swamp 81. After his collab with label favorite Interplanetary Criminal on Time Is Now Allstars Vol.3, the young Mancunian returns with a white label full of rumbling bass hits.
Opening on a sparse garage beat which explodes into distorted sub madness, 'London Tower Blocks '94' is ready to tear up basement dancefloors. Interplanetary Criminal's stormy refix hits hot'n'heavy on the ears, dub siren ringing out into the rave stab-infused 'None Of Them', featuring hypnotising flows from Logan. UKG workout 'Get Bun' closes out the EP, pulling nopunches with pacey bassline ruffage.
A1 Hypho - London Tower Blocks '94
A2 Hypho - London Tower Blocks '94 (Interplanetary Criminal remix)
B1 Hypho feat. Logan - Hypho
B2 Hypho - Get Bun
Release Date: 14th January 2022
One of the promoters and DJs behind South London party Big Dyke Energy, Elliott is part of a new wave bringing contemporary queer energy and attitude to clubland. Following an EP on Kouncil Cuts as one half of Faff, working alongside Ornography, ‘Transcendence’ marks their debut solo EP.
If you’ve ever wanted to hear more acid in garage, the epic bubbling 303 breakdown of two-step opener ‘Tender’ answers your prayers, its ghostly lead out-emoting even Four Tet. ‘Loose Tooth’ then lands in clubbier territory, dubby rave synths again deployed with a canny melodic ear.
On the flip, ‘Metamorphic’ is noir electro, UV bleeps and infrared bass cutting through its heavy, murky atmosphere. Working her trademark magic on the remix, Naive boss Violet bumps up the tempo, turning in a cut of booming, bottom-heavy machine-funk, a dub siren and half-time section nodding to the influence of UK rave culture.
A1 - Tender
A2 - Loose Tooth
B1 - Metamorphic
B2 - Metamorphic (Violet Remix)
Release Date: 17th December 2021
Bookending a year of Time Is Now releases, close label affiliate and master of the UKG revival scene, Yosh returns with The Warning. The London-based producer is skillful in his creation of break-heavy, dubbed-up tracks to fire up the party, and blown up with releases on Dansu Discs and Holding Hands under his belt this year.
This EP hits from the start; hyper breaks meet down low sub bass on "How We Roll" in a minimalist roller. "2 Times" goes back to the classics with a stylish two step groove and expansive diva vocals, one for the old schoolers while the frenetic energy of "It Goes" will rumble
easily through a club.
Yosh slows the pace for "Shape The Future", which grows from a staccato rhythm into a cheeky distorted stinker that rolls smoothly into "Pigments", the playful bassline closer with an explosive drop which requires a reload.
A1 YOSH - How We Roll
A2 YOSH - 2 Times
B1 YOSH - It Goes
B2 YOSH - Shape The Future
B3 YOSH - Pigments
Release Date: 17th December 2021
Two darkside tunes on the Acid Skanking Volume 5. The a side brings in first a rude hardcore stomper at 150 bpm with a dub wise bassline. Flipside then drops down to a wave garage dub track on 140 bpm.
a1. Istari Lasterfahrer - Why Can't That Be All The Time
b1. Istari Lasterfahrer - Isolated
Release Date: 17th December 2021
With a string of releases on Hot Haus, Running Out Of Steam and Distant Horizons, M4A4 is no stranger to creating ear-catching dance music against a backdrop of collective influences, ranging from UKG, house and lunging 2-step. The prolific producer now makes his debut for Breaks ‘N’ Pieces - twisting the standard house template; with one eye on the past and another on the future.
‘Cartier’ creates a spark by combining slinky drums and classic house sounds with an M4A4 signature twist; while also offering a zesty 2-step digi-only version. ‘Enchanter’ is a punchier affair, with layers of nostalgia painted vividly within dreamy pads and M1 organs, before ‘Starbeam’ comes in as smooth as a knife to melted butter, with a bassline as tantalizing as it is hard. Each element within its structures supports another - creating a harmonized symphony of dance-floor conduction.
Responsible for some of the best UK induced music of 21’ - Interplanetary Criminal is on hand to remix, this time with a reflective rendition of ‘Starbeam.’ Neon lights luminate a smoke-filled dance-floor in a kaleidoscope of boundless colour, showing another face to Interplanetary Criminal’s seemingly endless talents.
A1. Cartier (4x4 Mix)
B2. Starbeam (Interplanetary Criminal Remix)
Release Date: 10th December 2021
The next ten-inch cut of the Time Is Now series comes courtesy of Nicky Soft Touch. These four tracks are a taste of things to come, handpicked from an as-yet-unannounced double LP the Bristol native has had in the works since 2019.
Nicky Soft Touch's recent outings include two dusty hip-hop dubplates on London's Ghost Notes Worldwide; for Lonely City Sampler he explores a more British sound. Using a tape deck and a pile of old jungle tapes, cut-up snippets were crafted into an audio collage balancing ambience with rave style crescendos. Driving dubwise bass dominates 'Lost In A Sea Of Rolling Eyes' while disrupted breakbeats meet stuttering chords in 'Lonely City Cut 4'. The closing track's garage-inflected UK techno beat is haunted by spaced out diva vocals, a melancholic mover for city nights.
A1 Nicky Soft Touch - Lonely City Cut 2
A2 Nicky Soft Touch - Lost In A Sea Of Rolling Eyes
B1 Nicky Soft Touch - Lonely City Cut 4
B2 Nicky Soft Touch - And Then There Was The Mass Chanting
Release Date: Q2 2022
Frankel & Harper deliver the appropriately named "Return EP" on their council work imprint. following on from the "Crouching Tiger EP", CWR005 sticks to the signature Council Work sound, bringing together a fusion of UK Garage, Drum 'n Bass, Breakbeat, Dub and many other flavours. The 3 original tracks feature in the shape of Counter Strike, Armshouse and Return, with the release rounded off with an infectious, stripped back remix of the title track from Trule head honcho Al Wootton. From all out dance floor destroyers, to deeper and more cinematic textures, this collection of beats should easily find a home in many record bags.
A1 Frankel & Harper - Counter Strike
A2 Frankel & Harper - Armshouse
B1 Frankel & Harper - Return
B2 Frankel & Harper - Return (Al Wootton remix)
Available From: 22nd April 2022
For the seventeenth edition in our AGAIN series we are very excited to have Amphibian Crew emerging out of the depth to joining the family. Four wet and wild cuts produced back in the day and remastered for the occasion.
Available From: 22nd April 2022
Seventeen deep and we welcome back some old friend from the label for another dance around the Maypole. Holding down the a-side we've got the big bad K-LONE with a lovely bumpy number, followed by a certified floaty groover from Roland Faber aka Groove Elastic. On b-side duties we've got Yoshino of the Gush Collective with something heavy from the archives and our good friend Crump with a shuffley roller.
a1. K-Lone - Get Loose
a2. Groove Elastic - Fairground Crush
b1. Yoshino - Yes!
b2. Crump - Postcode
Release Date: 3rd December 2021
The unstoppable force that is Interplanetary Criminal returns to Time Is Now teamed up with up-and-coming DJ Cosworth. The Mancunian, one of the first artists to release on the imprint, and the Londoner making his debut, pack a punch with three chest rattling tracks making up Ruff EP.
Hyper two-step underpins 'Trust Me', a stuttering unconventional bassline stinker which sets a tone of unpredictability. The high octane breaks that explode from 'Ruff (Hyper Mix)' catch the listener equally off-guard, Ripgroove-style drop added for good measure. 'Jumpin' feels minimalist in comparison, with just hints of a thunderous sub-bass for tension building heads-down business.
A1 Interplanetary Criminal & DJ Cosworth - Trust Me
B1 Interplanetary Criminal & DJ Cosworth - Ruff Hyper Mix
B2 Interplanetary Criminal & DJ Cosworth - Jumpin'
Available: 19th November 2021
The second installment in the SPNBCK trilogy is here:
A - Speechless '96 - Backspin's back with a new cut, slick dubbed out UKG with a nod to Metalheadz fusion jazz styles and downtempo producers from the 90's. A track with constant progressions and a weighty sub, when lockdown is over, this one will kick the summer back into action.
B - '08 w/ Atmos - Having always been inspired by sounds across the UK Hardcore Continuum, Backspin has unearthed a tropical UK Funky weapon with Amazonian atmospheres and as per, hard hitting bass and drum.
a1. Speechless '96
b1. '08 w/ Atmos
Release Date: 3rd December 2021
Yosh debuts on Hot Haus Recs with a 4 track EP brimming with "UKG-Tinged-Break-Beat-Seduction". With a CV boasting releases on Dr Banana, Shall Not Fade, Lobster Theremin & Holding Hands - Yosh has a well crafted ‘knack' for absorbing the current vibe of the UK dance floor for both headz and feetz."
a1. Yosh - Let's Go
a2. Yosh - Go With It
b1. Yosh - Come Down
b2. Yosh - Out Of Control
Release Date: 4th December 2021
UK label Wisdom Teeth closes out 2021 with a synchronised double drop from label heads Facta and K-LONE. K-LONE’s Zissou follows on from where his 2019 EP Sine Language left off, bringing together the four corners of his broad yet coherent style. The title track is a ruthlessly efficient Baltimore club tool driven by duelling vocal chops and rolling sub-heavy kicks. Next up, Airtight is bustling and bright, with a winding bossa melody rolling out on top of a wildly syncopated percussive groove.
On the flip, K-LONE continues his exploration of UK garage and proto-dubstep styles with Deluxe - a warping, hi-tek 2-step banger that reimagines the early Tempa sound with a newly refurbed hi- spec gloss. To close, Softie contrasts vast dubtechno chords with a bone-dry woodblock beat and nimble microhouse edits.
Available: 12th November 2021
Highrise & Peaky join forces to create 4 huge tracks for PBR005, written in the PBR studio over a mad weekend in Leeds.
The A side brings 2 big energy UKG & Speed garage tracks, with the B side stepping up the pace for the slick & bass heavy ‘Listen’ and ending with some spacey, breaky, dubstep. ‘Marsha’s Champers’.
B2. Marsha’s Champers
Available: 2nd November 2021
Released at the turn of the millennium and bringing a completely fresh style to the table, Wookie's immense 'Down On Me / Scrappy' double header has punched it's way out of the UKG underground and passed into the history books as a bonafide electronic classic. Period. Showing a sophisticated ear, and complex musical arrangements, this 12" blows the competition away with soulful minimalism and proper musicianship. Don't get it twisted though - this is a straight club record that will set it off, 2 back to back bangers in one place. This one will tear any dance down when dropped in the correct manner. It's hard, and almost pointless to try and pick a 'favourite', both of these tunes are primed to damage and still sound like they were beamed down only a few hours ago. Yes - it is that fresh, still.
Now - 20 something years later - 'Down On Me / Scrappy' is back, and believe, you need a copy of this in your bag. Peerless futuristic pressure from London town, essential in every way. Repressed and re-released on crisp white wax courtesy of Manchu Recordings and Above Board distribution, fully legit and not ready to quit anytime soon.
A1. Down On Me
Release Date: 24th December 2021
Introducing the Dansu Discs White Label Series…
A new vinyl only series of releases focusing on all things edits. First up is label regulars Wilfy D and Lavonz serving up their own individual flips. Limited to 500 copies. No repress.
a1. Wilfy D & Lavonz - Ocean
b1. Wilfy D & Lavonz - Ocean
Release Date: Q1 2022
Four heavy weight steppers sourced from the streets of Leeds, for them dark basements and early morning afters, brought to you from two new bad bwoys on the scene D. Jason & Baby J. The debut release from Time Is Now - originally released as a Bandcamp exclusive. Four cuts of UKG goodness.
a1. D. Jason - Original Bad Bwoy
a2. D. Jason - The Function
b1. Baby J - I Wanna Tell U Something
b2. Baby J - Unity (National Anthem)
Release Date: 12th November 2021
Vitamin D return with their 4th vinyl release, this time a 4 track collaboration between K-LONE and Wilfy D. With both producers having their own distinct sounds, the different flavours of the duo collide in true Vitamin D style. Expect R&B infused vocals, M1 organs and soulful garage and house grooves.
a1. K-LONE & Wilfy D - Strawberries
a2. K-LONE & Wilfy D - Moodswings
b1. K-LONE & Wilfy D - STR8 UP
b2. K-LONE & Wilfy D - Getting Late