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)
Available: 16th April 2021
a2. Kukoc (feat Nav)
a3. Bringing It Back
b1. Draft Pick
b3. Cherry Blossom
c1. Little More Love
c2. Top Dog
c3. Summertime Shootout (feat T Pain)
c4. Perfect Storm
d1. Coupe (feat Kehlami)
d2. Numba 9 (feat Millie Go Lightly & Sahbabii)
d3. Dinner Guest (feat Mo Stack)
d4. West Te
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: 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)