Available: 15th January 2021
For FABRICLIVE 83, Sama tapped his unrivalled address book for 24 brand new and exclusive instrumentals from some of the biggest players in grime - the likes of Wiley, Jme, Jammer, Terror Danjah, Rapid, Faze Miyake, Preditah and Kahn & Neek, amongst others. The heavyweight vinyl pressing contains all 24 exclusive instrumentals presented as a quadruple-disc LP, strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide.
A1. Wiley - Sweep The Floor [CTA]
A2. Footsie - Brake Light [Braindead Entertainment]
A3. Dullahbeatz - Final Stage [Dullahbeatz]
B1. Jammer - Waterden Road [Earth616]
B2. Sir Spyro - Farda [Dragon Punch]
B3. Rapid - 3rd Eye [Ruff Sqwad]
C1. Preditah - Crash Bandicoot [Woah]
C2. Faze Miyake - Rifts [Woofer]
C3. Masro - Constructive Mayhem [unsigned]
D1. Jme - The Return [Boy Better Know]
D2. Maniac - Do One You Mug [Earth616]
D3. Spooky - Cookie Monster [unsigned]
E1. The Heavytrackerz - Santa's Last Christmas [The Heavytrackerz Ltd.]
E2. Davinche - Kestra [Dirty Canvas]
E3. ZXPH XLLXS - XCXD BXMB [Minarmy]
F1. Swifta Beater - War Lord [unsigned]
F2. Teeza - West London [Culture]
F3. Trends - Ambush [unsigned]
G1. Terror Danjah & P Jam - Crud [Hardrive / Formula]
G2. Teddy Music - Swear Down [unsigned]
G3. Mystry - Launchpad [unsigned]
H1. Kahn & Neek - Bucktown [Bandulu]
H2. Jammz - Contender [I Am Grime]
H3. Rude Kid - fabric [Are You Ready]
Available: 15th January 2021
Not “nu grime”, “post-grime”, “grimestep”, “funky grime” or “retro grime.” Just grime. Somehow, where other sounds died or dissolved, this grassroots electronic music movement has grown organically for over ten years now. In an era when information acceleration was supposed to grind any new idea up in the hype machine before it had time to find its feet, grime resisted all appropriation, retaining the qualities that made it exciting, fresh and subversive in the first place.
It wasn't easy by any means, and it's survived a lot in that time. It has seen its own MCs become superstars, frequently eclipsing the genre that raised them, then watched as its suburban first cousin dubstep snuck out from the shadows to world domination. It's been through beefs, bans and brawls; been held back by internal and external politics; struggled for recognition while flimsier, flightier sounds have been hyped to oblivion.
Through all that, though, throbbed the warped beats, hollow-sounding bass and preset synth sounds of the scene’s uniquely inventive producers, in many ways the keepers of the true flame, while its vocalists searched for as many ways to sell out as they could find. Sometimes as sparse, freaky and out-there as anything else in the electronic continuum, sometimes so far up in your face that you feel like you're going to be spitting teeth. Sucking up influences from garage, techno, jungle, dirty south hip hop, funky house, trance, and anything else that stumbles into its path, but bending it all into its own contorted shapes, grime production remains a brilliantly uncompromising and bloody-minded strand in British underground music – and further abroad too.
a1. Footsie - Oh My Gosh
a2. Tre Mission - Dollar Bill
a3. Teeza - Rum and Coke
a4. Visionist - Dem Times
b1. Faze MIyake - 5000
b2. TRC - Cartwheel
b3. Chaos & Order - Logans Mind
b4. Preditah - Vinyls VIP
c1. Youngstar - Loop 29
c2. Chimpo - Codeine and Dragon Stout
c3. DECiBEL - Bend
c4. Shy One - 927
d1. Inkke - 927
d2. J Beats - Shotta Krew
d3. Matt Shadetek - Battery Charge
d4. Juzlo - Nail Thrower
d5. Major Grave - Like A G
e1. Darq E Freaker - Trojan
e2. Moony - Winner
e3. Mr SnoWman - Frosty Lake
e4. Mr. Mitch - Viking
e5. Wiley - Logic Pro
f1. MRK1 - Smash It Up Hard
f2. Prettybwoy - Kissin U
f3. Swifta Beater - Numb VIP
f4. SNK - Mongrel
g1. Royal-T - Space Cowboy VIP
g2. Stenchman - Machine Molester
g3. Sinden - Arcane
g4. Slackk - Spray
g4. Spooky - Moonlight
h1. Starkey - Tunnel
h2. TC4 - Lazer Riddem
h3. Gumnaam - Desi Bullet
h4. Threnody - Emergency
Available: 4th December 2020
To celebrate 10 years of Butterz we begin with celebrating two of our favourite MCs, and long term collaborators Newham Generals, Footsie & D Double E.
We have unearthed two unreleased dubs the infamous 'Frontline' and a lesser known banger 'Humpty Dumpty'. War Wid and Prangman are two early Grime classics that have been out of press for at least 15 years.
They've all been remastered by Joker so are sounding better than ever. It's a crazy year, but all we are going to is bring things back to basics and release 12" after 12" until we can rave safely again.
There are bonus tracks included which serve as a complimentary piece to this record you will enjoy too!
a1. Newham Generals - Frontline
a2. Newham Generals - War Wid
b1. Newham Generals - Prangman
b2. Newham Generals - Humpty Dumpty
Release Date: 15th January 2021
The first drop of some of my old school instrumental Grime tracks. Limited to 500 White Label Vinyl. Berlin -The infamous instrumental to the D Double E Berlin Freestyle from 2015 that has over a million plays on social media.War Dub -My Dub that featured in the Grime producer clash in 2013, against JME, Jammer, Footsie, Teddy, Rude Kid and Preditah. Robot -Wiley used this for his Step 18 Freestyle back in 2013. Plate -One of my very early Grimebeats, that's had a lot of requests, a favourite for Rinse FM DJs. This will be the first from my White Label Series, and they have been mixed and mastered in 2020 so they sound better than ever!
a1. Flava D - Berlin
a2. Flava D - War Dub
b1. Flava D - Robot
b2. Flava D - Plate
Release Date: 18th December 2020
For the second release on his emerging Dark Knight imprint, Dutch producer JLSXND7RS has teamed up with Croydon cult hero Rocks FOE for the two-track instrumental offering “Warren & Justin”, available both digitally and on 12” vinyl.
In the same vein as label debut “Marching”, the title track will already be familiar to attentive grime fans. It first surfaced as a dubplate a few years ago, championed by the likes of Slimzee, Mala and Commodo in their DJ sets, and featured in one of Sir Spyro’s ‘Sounds of the Verse’ freestyles on BBC Radio 1Xtra.
Juxtaposing thunderous 808s and trap-inspired hi-hat rolls with frenetic flurries of violin and striking eastern melodies, the original mix is a cinematic, metamorphosing journey with new twists around every corner. On the flip side, Bristol 140 dons Hi5ghost and Boofy deploy syncopated rhythms, clattering percussion and tense vocal cuts to transform the track into an altogether darker number that’ll leave an equally lasting impression.
a1. JLSXND7RS & RocksFOE - Warren & Justin
b1. JLSXND7RS & RocksFOE - Warren & Justin (Boofy & Hi5ghost Remix)
Release Date: 4th December 2020
Influential Dutch grime producer JLSXND7RS debuts on Dream Eater with the four-track Ceres EP, enlisting MC Armour, a member of the trailblazing N.A.S.T.Y Crew, for vocal duties.
a1. JLSXND7RS - Ceres ft Armour
a2. JLSXND7RS - Ceres (Instrumental)
b1. JLSXND7RS - Ceres ft Armour (Burke Remix)
b2. JLSXND7RS - Ceres (Burke Remix Instrumental)
Available: 20th November 2020
'Prole Art Threat' is producer Anthoney Hart's second LP for Planet Mu under his East Man alias, after 2018's well received debut 'Red White & Zero'. It brings together a set of MCs from all over London, Darkos and Eklipse from East London and Lyrical Strally from near Feltham who were on the first album, Ny Ny and Mic Ty also from East London, Streema and 'Vision Crew' member Whack Eye from Lewisham plus Fernando Kep, an MC from the burgeoning Brazil grime scene. They work across a cohesive set of tight riddims forged from thoughtful amalgams of grime, dancehall and drum & bass.
a1. East Man & Streema - Know Like Dat
a2. East Man & Mic Ty - Everybody Knows
a3. East Man & Fernando Kep - Ouroboros
a4. East Man & Lyrical Strally - Ten Ton Riddim
a5. East Man - Boys
a6. East Man & Ny Ny - Who Am I?
b1. East Man - East Man Theme (reprise)
b2. East Man & Whack Eye - Wow How?
b3. East Man & Eklipse - Ease Up
b4. East Man & Darkos Strife - Look & Listen (Part 2)
b5. East Man - Machine Gun
b6. East Man - Hi Tek Theme
Release Date: 30th October 2020
HTS005 bring East Man & Walton back together for another collaborative single.
The A side, ‘Screw Face’, is a hard as nails square wave 8 bar banger with a big bad bass line that makes you want to screw up your face and jump around the dance floor.
The B side is a hard stepper that plods along at a seemingly glacial pace. ‘Don’t Speak’ brings a mix of off kilter percussion and chest rattling sub bass that when combined bring a deep meditative quality to the track. This is one for the head nodders in the dark corners of the dance.
a1. Eastman & Walton - Screw Face
b1. Eastman & Walton - Don’t Speak
Release Date: 18th September 2020
Sukh Knight's DAKU imprint comes strong again with its 3rd vinyl release, this time with some of Sukh's classic tracks getting the remix treatment. The title track is Cimm's much sought after monstrous remix of 'Diesel Not Petrol', with Cimm adding his trademark crisp drums, and extra riffs and stabs to give this classic track a modern vibe. This one has been in constant rotation in both Dubstep & Grime scenes getting instant reloads. On the B-side, finally getting a release after being a treasured dub for 12 years, is the VIP mix of Diesel Not Petrol, this one also still sounding as fresh and heavy as it did all those years ago. To top it all off, Mystic State come with their deep, heavy meditation vibes on the remix of 'Shutdown', guaranteed to take you on a journey. Timeless music!
a1. Sukh Knight - Diesel Not Petrol (Cimm remix)
b1. Sukh Knight - Diesel Not Petrol VIP
b2. Sukh Knight - Shutdown (Mystic State remix)
Release Date: 28th August 2020
The next release on Hi Tek Sounds sees the inimitable JEB1 bring his distinctive sound to the label.
The A side, ‘Guyana’, is a mournful, melancholy affair full of lush melodies and choral arrangements, accentuated only by a pared down percussive rhythm track and growling bass line. The title connects the contemporary sound of inner city London back to JEB1’s ancestral heritage.
East Man steps up for the remix on the B side, stripping the track back even further, reducing it to a bouncing tin pan percussion and driving rhythms, and alternating between a warm low sub bass and a gritty growling bass lead to cut straight to the dance floor.
a1. JEB1 - Guyana
b1. JEB1 - Guyana (East Man Remix)
Release Date: 7th August 2020
You will struggle to find an artist who has contributed to the culture as much as East London pioneer, Footsie. His position in the music hall of fame is firmly cemented with his foundations paving the way for thousands after him.
Footsie's debut solo album, No Favours via his imprint Studio 55 is a schooling in the movement Footsie has remained at the helm of by artfully melding Grime, Dubstep and Reggae cohesively under one roof. Reaffirming him as the king curator, No Favours will undoubtedly become an instantaneous collectors item.
When it came to enlisting collaborators he didn’t struggle to pull together an A-List of artists including; CASISDEAD, JME, D Double E, Durrty Goodz, Frisco, Jammer, Prez T and P Money to name a few. On production credits, there was no holding back with Mystry, Kwes Darko, Chase & Status, Skream, Sukh Knight, Samo & Kiko and God Brothers all working alongside him on No Favours.
a1. Footsie - Spread Love
a2. Footsie - Restless Jack ft CASISDEAD
a3. Footsie - Pepper Stew ft JME
a4. Footsie - No Favours
b1. Footsie - Finesse
b2. FWD Skit
b3. Footsie - Pattern & Program
c1. Footsie - My Own Wave ft D Double E & Pepper Rose
c2. Footsie - Music Money ft D Double E & Jammer
c3. Footsie - Hills Of Zion ft Durrty Goodz & Frisco
c4. Footsie - G Set ft President T & P Money
d1. Footsie - Under Water ft J Appiah
d2. Footsie - Frank Bruno ft Triggz
d3. Footsie - Easy For You ft J Appiah
Release Date: 1st May 2020
J.Sparrow releases his sought after Flowdan “Welcome To London” remix in collaboration with the Tru Thoughts Label.
A track which main stages at festivals last summer get torn apart with its pace and energy.
a1. Flowdan - Welcome To London (J.Sparrow RMX)
b1. Flowdan - Welcome To London (J.Sparrow RMX) [Instrumental]
Release Date: 6th March 2020
Numa Crew and the ’London City Warlord’ Riko Dan join forces on this dancefloor banger called ‘Babylon’.
When it comes to the influence of Ragga in the MCing styles of Grime, one of the undisputed pioneers is Riko Dan - most famously associated with Roll Deep, one of the most important collectives in the history of Grime.
The original track is an explosive mix of Grime and Dubstep sounds spiced with a Dancehall flavor that gives Riko the perfect platform to spin raw and punching lyrics.
The flip side is a remake of the original ‘Babylon’ in a pure Dub stepper style, heavyweight bassline, hypnotic skanks and mystical atmospheres that fuse the two worlds of Grime and Dub in a unique sound. Certified sound system material.
a1. Numa Crew - Babylon feat. Riko Dan
b1. Numa Crew - Babylon feat. Riko Dan (Steppa Mix)
Release Date: 6th March 2020
Elite level lost grime dubs used in legendary Wiley/Ghetts freestyles on Westwood, Wiley’s Tunnel Vision 5, and a whole host of grime clashes.
a1. Mega Mos Wanted - Beat Up Wayne
a2. Mega Mos Wanted - Blip Works
b1. Mega Mos Wanted - UK Drama (Remix)
b2. Mega Mos Wanted - Trancer
Release Date: 28th February 2020
After the recent collaboration with Walton for the last release, this release sees the return of the ‘Stop Flapping Your Gums’ instrumentals, with the second volume in the series.
The A side, ‘Jaws’, is a sharp and steely hard stepper with a deep brooding bass line that evokes an ominous feeling. The skeletal framework of drums prop up the sub bass, lurching inexorably forward towards an unknown terror. Produced around the same time as the album on Planet Mu you will have heard it in East Man sets on Balamii, Just Jam or Rinse FM, usually accompanied by Killa P on the mic, laying his patois infused lyrics over the top of this dread riddim.
The B side is another track that those of you familiar with East Man sets will definitely know. ‘Border Clash’ is an up tempo onslaught of distorted kick drums and sub bass coupled with clattering, wood-block percussive stabs that lend an almost primal urgency to the beat. This one is ready to mash up any dance floor… Just turn the lights out and the subs up!
a1. East Man - Jaws
b2. East Man - Border Clash