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
Repress Due: 8th July 2022
Hi Tek Sounds is the new label from East Man (AKA Basic Rhythm) set up after his debut album for Planet Mu ‘Red, White & Zero’.
The second release on Hi Tek Sounds is a collaborative effort from East Man & Walton.
The A side, Horse Mouth, is a dread affair. Bursting into life with a staccato drum pattern and an ominous synth drone that slowly builds up before breaking down into a calm before the storm that utilises the now infamous vocal sample of Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace, before dropping back in with militant staccato drums and a deep booming sub stab. This one guarantees damage on the dance floor!
The B side, Gunshot, starts with soft, summery chimes and a minimal kick drum and clap pattern, peppered with vocal samples taken from an old recording of a pirate radio show, before dropping into a spacious but heavyweight drum pattern and deep rolling sub bass. Definitely one for the heads!
a1. East Man & Walton - Horse Mouth
b1. East Man & Walton - Gunshot