Release Date: 19th August 2022
Genetic Code' is the new EP from BC natives ColtCuts and Abstrakt Sonance... both DDD veterans. As a result of their tinkering and experimentation in the laboratory we have four mutated tracks which will splice themselves neatly into your set.
a1. ColtCuts & Abstrakt Sonance - Genetic Code
a2. ColtCuts & Abstrakt Sonance - Hard Work
b1. ColtCuts & Abstrakt Sonance - Placebo
b2. ColtCuts & Abstrakt Sonance - Double Murder ft Trigga
Release Date: 29th July 2022
Although you had to wait a couple of years between IFSXXX002 & IFSXXX003, the next release in the series is dropping in rapid succession. Afterall, they say the best things comes in pairs and Infernal Sounds have enlisted the musical talent of Bukez Finezt for their 4th outing. Both tracks provide the German's trademark sound, bringing together a monsterous dubplate in 'Jupiter' and a remix of Sir Hiss' track 'Danny Uzi Vert' (IFSXXX001), which has been one of the most sought after dubs for the last few years. The A side 'Jupiter' kicks off proceedings with a brute-force, low end medley and a spacey soundscape, while the remix of D.U.V twists the original on it's head, invigorating the movement on the drop whilst keeping the melody as it's main lead, but in a energetic, twisted fashion.
As with the previous XXX series, the release is vinyl-only (never to be released digitally) and will not be repressed.
a1. Bukez Finezt - Jupiter
b1. Sir Hiss - Danny Uzi Vert (Bukez Finezt Remix)
Release Date: 15th July 2022
From Night Slugs’ Bok Bok comes the new label AP Life with their first physical release by seasoned London grime producer Kid D.
“Timing” 12” features 4 essential cuts of cutting-edge beats fusing drill, R&G and grime. From the squarewave bass pressure of Bar 4 Bar to the high emotion of The Eyes, Kid D applies his signature melodic touch to combine the sweet with the sour with devastating results.
A1. Bar 4 Bar
A2. Don’t Play
AA1. Yeah Yeah
AA2. The Eyes
Release Date: 10th June 2022
After we carried Ice Rave back in 2019, Sneaker Social picks up more coded sequences from Filter Dread’s outpost and transmutes them to wax for the good of the dance.
From obfuscated tapes of post-rave skits to slick and grimey bangers, there’s something slippery about the way Filter Dread operates, and it’s led to a highly individual discography that spans 10 years and labels like Ramp, Unknown To The Unknown, Fresh 86 and No Corner. His sound has a stark immediacy that revolves around sampling – just watch him work a live set on his Digitakt and you’ll understand everything. Through simple approaches comes the flexibility to glide between styles, displaying a virtuoso affinity for grime, jungle, dancehall and plenty more, with the means to put his own stamp on everything he touches.
On this new 12” we get six new slabs which slip between rave touchstones with poise, marrying up garish square wave womp with something akin to electro, slipping down into a more overtly grime-licked swerve, nodding to the early sublow days on ‘Asid 88’ and generally doing mad things with gargantuan bass and tuff, deadeye drums, It’s moody in a truly UK, spliff-friendly tradition, but it’s also plenty playful, with enough freakiness to get limbs loosened and a little heat up inside the place.
a1. Filter Dread - Talk All Low
a2. Filter Dread - Underwave
a3. Filter Dread - Space Beams
b1. Filter Dread - Asid 888
b2. Filter Dread - Ghost Square
b3. Filter Dread - Data Temple
Release Date: 17th June 2022
Casting a self-reflexive lens over his roots via the medium of crushing, future-rushing soundsystem sonics, Low End Activist returns to Sneaker Social Club with a full-length of monumental proportions.
When the Low End Activism 12” ignited on Sneaker in 2019, it paid tribute to the Blackbird Leys estate in Oxford, UK, where LEA originates from. In the shadow of social inequality and strengthened by the unity of the multi-ethnic community, Blackbird Leys still imposes a powerful influence on LEA’s work, even as he’s stepped out onto Seagrave for last year’s Game Theory album and notched up the first couple of releases on his own self-titled label.
On this new album, Hostile Utopia sums up the conflicting emotions attached to memories of home – how it’s possible to feel nostalgic for the griminess of urban and suburban Britain, its ordinary tales of bitterness and frustration, but also its intrinsic passion and solidarity. At a time when social division is actively engineered by Machiavellian forces, real conviviality at street level feels like an impossible dream.
LEA communicates these tensions through a style which is becoming his signature – dynamic bass torsion and chiseled, fractalised rhythms slugging around the 130 mark. It’s moody like a UK-themed record ought to be, but it’s not morose. There’s fierceness in every snap and rumble, as the legacies of hardcore, jungle, dubstep and grime pour into the casing prior to the gunpowder lighting.
On previous LEA releases, the MC roll call has pointed to some of the most vital voices touching the mic in the present day. Flowdan, Sikka Rymes and Trim all had something different to impart over the riddims, and now Hostile Utopia expands on that with the most extensive show of lyrical strength yet. Mez lights up the woozy, abstract grime swerve of ‘Mercenary’ in a musical style. Emz brings a ruthlessly sharp verbal steez to ‘GetGet’, Killa P gets busy toasting over ‘DFRNT STYLE’ and ‘Superhighway’ carries the dexterous hip-hop flow of Cadence Weapon.
In between those standout tracks, LEA expresses just as much in the production. Tracks brimming with stories to impart, laden with symbols masquerading as samples and draped in aural garb that firmly places Hostile Utopia in a place, a mood, that could only belong to the UK. It’s a hybrid sound just like the society it sprang from, and therein lies its power.
a2. Hostile Utopia
a3. Mercenary ft Mez
b1. Get Get ft Emz
b2. Exotic Possibilities
b3. Amphibious Centurions
c1. Signal To Noise (Tek Remix)
c2. DFRNT STYLE ft Killa P
c4. Superhighway ft Cadence Weapon
d4. Wild Roses
Release Date: 20th May 2022
Throwing hi-def sounds into three-dimensional space and rendering bass in increasingly uncharted waters, Walton arrives on Sneaker Social Club with a future-leaning EP of dance wreckers for the tough crowd.
Even his earliest releases were pushing things forwards as the weightless grime thing gathered momentum, but Walton always swerved the rest of the pack and simply approached grime-rooted club music with his own experimental instincts. His mammoth body of work takes in totemic labels like Tectonic, Hyperdub and Ilian Tape, and as time has passed and music has moved on from micro scenes to a generically fluid individuality, so Walton has grown as an artist. Recent drops including his Maisie By The Sea album have started to embrace more experimental spaces alongside his familiar twist on grime, and this mini-LP for Sneaker continues that level of progression.
On the A side, long time Walton fans will be more than happy with the intensity of ‘PJD’, which is as fierce as we’ve heard Walton go to date. As ever, his beats are never a simple matter, with every hit embellished with needlepoint sound design. The sound zips around the stereo field, but never at the expense of the track’s impact. Still, there’s space for other vibes too, as on the deep, sweeping pads and electronica twitch of ‘Quasar’.
By and large, Walton keeps the pressure up. ‘Rush’ is a bludgeoning instrument and ‘Dread’ teases with a jerky, stop-start demeanour which lands heavy blows when it kicks in. But shorter cuts ‘Detach’ and ‘Shots Fired’ also allow space for other aspects of Walton’s craft to come through. It’s these cuts which add to the overall listening experience and show just how much he ahs to offer as a producer.
a1. Walton - Dread
a2. Walton - PJD
a3. Walton - Detach
b1. Walton - Quasar
b2. Walton - Rush
b3. Walton - Shots Fired
Available: 28th February 2022
Audacity (feat Headie One)
Rainfall (feat Tiana Major9)
Rachael's Little Brother
Don't Forget To Breathe (feat YEBBA - interlude)
One Second (feat HER)
Pop Boy (feat Aitch)
Own It (feat Ed Sheeran & Burna Boy)
Release Date: 18th February 2022
A future proofed masterpiece of hybrid rhythms, basslines and metallic funk created on a MPC3000 and recorded as live jams over many studio sessions in the Witness Rooms, Scotland.
The recipe is futuristic but the main ingredients come from the UK with subtle tastes of the West Coast and Detroit. This new LP holds off the retro rave appeal keeping this record placed well into the years ahead.
The Sell_By_Date LP, is undeniably Landstrumm laced with his signature sound and vibe.
Double Vinyl and Digital release with 3 bonus tracks.
a1. Neil Landstrumm - Dip It And Whip It
a2. Neil Landstrumm - Sound Of The Siren
b1. Neil Landstrumm - Time For The Foghorn
b2. Neil Landstrumm - Lock It
c1. Neil Landstrumm - Bergeraxxe
c2. Neil Landstrumm - Dream Girl
d1. Neil Landstrumm - Trust Me ft Chunky
d2. Neil Landstrumm - Shakka
d3. Neil Landstrumm - Katie's Feeling Better
Release Date: 25th February 2022
One of the all-time great hubs of soundsystem culture and musical free-thinking, it was only a matter of time before Bristol had DNO Records in its grasp. A quadruple threat from the city’s Young Echo collective members, rappers Manonmars and Bogues join forces with revered producers Ishan Sound and Neek on the ‘Burning Paper’ EP, broadening the expansive horizons of DNO further still.
This time, the dish of the day is experimental rap four ways. Opener ‘Cool Runnings’ finds Ishan Sound and Neek on an upfront tip, strapping titanium beats to unruly 808 low-end that leans towards the signature slides of drill. With the battleground set, Manonmars flexes cut-throat bars, switching up to double time for the final coup de grâce.
On ‘Nuke The Threat’, Ishan Sound slows the pace, bringing in eerie chimes that tumble forth behind Manonmars methodical slur, while ‘Skinhead Chick’ — a four-way bout — continues to drop the tempo, descending from weed-induce fuzz into full codeine blur. Here, both MCs’ pitched-down vocals form a layer of sludge around sparse, creeping hats — it’s uncomfortably dark and evil but oh-so addictive.
Final masterpiece cut ‘Burning Paper’ is not so much chopped and screwed as plunged and drowned. An Ishan Sound & Neek beat gurgles below the surface as Bogues and Manomars deliver lyrical craftsmanship and precise bars on smoking, the grind and girls amidst a haze of bong rips and horrorcore weirdness.
The first DNO release that primed for home-listening release as well as doing damage over a system, the ‘Burning Paper’ EP is out on the 25th of February 2022.
Rhythms of postmodern realism at the very bottom of the DNO.
a1. Manonmars x Ishan Sound & Neek - Cool Runnings
a2. Manonmars x Ishan Sound - Nuke The Threat
b1. Manonmars & Bogues x Ishan Sound & Neek - Skinhead Chick
b2. Manonmars & Bogues x Ishan Sound & Neek - Burning Paper
Release Date: 17th September 2021
Fiesta Soundsystem cements his reputation as one of the most exciting and dexterous producers currently working in electronic music, with his spellbinding Not To Be EP.
Augmenting crystalline bass workouts and swirling acid euphoria with his own unique blend of future-focused jungle and darkside drum & bass.
Pulse Fiesta sets out his intentions from the off as we’re exposed to a richly textured, atmospheric and complex exercise in bass and breaks. Following that is Acid Tool a frantic and ever-evolving slice of corkscrew shaped acid, that pushes all the right buttons with its precision engineered drums and hydraulic percussion.
Kicking off the B-side is Not To Be (Rude), a deliciously rich and elaborate fusion of otherworldly jungle and drum & bass. A salute to everyone who’s came before and to those who continuously push the envelope.The Slip brings the journey to an end as it cruises into play, blacked out windows and all. A nod to the darker sides of jungle and drum & bass. A masterclass in atmospheric sound structures and cinematic stylings.
Not To Be features some next-level audio engineering and trickery that pulls from many genres to form something totally unique and captivating. The perfect showcase for an artist with unbelievable potential and a deeply engaging story to tell.
a1. Fiesta Soundsystem - Pulse Fiesta
a2. Fiesta Soundsystem - Acid Tool
b1. Fiesta Soundsystem - Not To Be (Rude)
b2. Fiesta Soundsystem - The Slip
Release Date: 18th June 2021
Introducing ‘SWITCH’ from Reflec, the first release on his brand-new imprint SOAKER SOUND; a label intent on exploring left-leaning club sounds as we make our imminent return to the club. A powerful statement of serious things to come; SWITCH is an ice-cold, eski 6 tracker that puts a fresh spin on the golden days of UK grime. Released on 03.05.2021 on vinyl and digital, SWITCH drops in time to soundtrack the summer and can be pre-ordered here.
The debut release from the bossman himself, Reflec takes us on a journey through the classic eski UK sound across SWITCH’s six tracks, also pulling influence from Grime, UK Techno and Dancehall. Inspired by one of the most influential strains of grime, eski, SWITCH is grime for the dancefloor and for the ravers; intense, energic, and cold as ice, Reflec updates Eski with a 2021 approach.
a1. Reflec - Switch
a2. Reflec - Chambers
a3. Reflec - Scorpio
b1. Reflec - Rituals
b2. Reflec - Sleep
b3. Reflec - Peppermint
Release Date: 28th June 2021
PAV4N - ALL ON BLACK EP invites some serious talent to reinterpret his fire so far:
’98 style Drum & Bass from Fixate on ALL ON BLACK
Indian Classical from the don of textures, Kromestar
Epic strings and heavy Dubwise stepping collide on Hebbe’s rework of STASIS
Nascent Hip Hop stars Yung Raj and Nate08 take on the track that started it all, KARMA
PAV4N is a founding member of Foreign Beggars. Name checked at the Grammys, playing every major festival there is and hitting the UK Top Ten charts, PAV4N has been responsible for introducing wave after wave of underground music onto the world. After the highly influential multi-genre group parted ways at the end of 2019, he blasted back into view with his prolific solo project, which he describes as “A living art piece - the reality of forging a unique path in music, art and the life of a perpetual foreigner”
PAV4N is due to unveil his theatrical, highly produced live show in the UK this June/July after two years of intense development.
A1 - PAV4N - ALL ON BLACK (Hyroglifics Remix)
A2 - PAV4N - ALL ON BLACK (Fixate '98 Spesh Remix)
A3 - PAV4N - Stasis (Kromestar Redux Remix)
A4 - PAV4N - Karma (Yung.Raj & NATE08 160 Remix)
B1 - PAV4N - Stasis (Hebbe Remix)
B2 - PAV4N - ALL ON BLACK (Fixate '98 Spesh Dub)
B3 - PAV4N - ALL ON BLACK (Hyroglifics Dub)
B4 - PAV4N - Stasis (Kromestar Dub)
Release Date: 18th June 2021
The first Brazilian Grime release available on vinyl.Between São Paulo and London, Grime and Baile Funk, there is an underlying synergy, a collective beat that speaks to both cities. CESRV, Febem and Fleezus spent months holed up in a Bela Vista studio exploring the sonic and cultural similarities between thetwo urban monoliths. Their experimentation lead to the creation ofBRIME!, a unique reinterpretation of Baile Funk rhythms through traditional and contemporary Grime, Drill and Garage sounds, with features from internationally recognized artists. In the wake of this release, a scene was born, now percolating through all of Brazil’s urban strongholds at 140 beats per minute.Welcome to BRIME!
a2. Fala Memo
a3. Terceiro Mundo
b3. Yin Yang