Release Date: 1st November 2019
Artikal Music welcomes new signing Sabab to the stable with his debut EP entitled ‘Guidance’. Discovered by J:Kenzo on his move to Ireland; Elias Zaidan aka Sabab hails from the beautiful city of Dublin.
Sabab is a prolific producer who draws from his Irish / Lebanese heritage, as well as taking heavy influences from Jamaican sound system culture.
This 4 track EP is a tale of 2 sides, with Sabab showing his talents on both the deep dub side and the dancefloor orientated killers that have been blessing dubstep dances worldwide. EP support from Mala, J:Kenzo, Youngsta & N-Type +more.
a1. Sabab - Guidance
a2. Sabab - Youthman Dub
b1. Sabab - Harmonic Dissonance
b2. Sabab - Dutty Babylon
Released 29th June 2018
Ghori from D-Operation Drop is a driving soundsystem roller with a low swung beat crushed through 80’s sci-fi algorithms and burnt onto analog tape. On the flip is Natty coil, one of the crew’s most requested tracks, a masterful mix of organic bass and robotic shuffled hi hats from these mix scientists.
D-Operation Drop are a crew from Italy who gravitated around their love of bass, releasing music on labels such as Artikal, Lion Charge, Zam Zam and Moonshine, gaining support from the likes of J:Kenzo, N Type, Bukez Finezt, and Dj Madd.
b. Natty Coil
Release Date - 8th February 2019
TRUSIK Recordings rings in the new year with their latest release from Melbourne’s Pugilist whose prolific output has landed him on prestigious labels like Artikal, Modern Hypnosis, Green King Cuts and now TRUSIK Recordings. Jumping between the interzone of “bass music” and dubstep, Pugilist crafts four tracks that blend his love of dubstep, dub and techno into an EP that delivers new discoveries with repeated listens.
“Truncated Kicks” is formed from thunderous offset kicks and warehouse scanning sonar pulses, building into a monstrous construct comprised of clipped percussion that slowly morphs into a hypnotic roller as it rushes skyward. “Reformation” slows down the tempo towards the 130bpm range for a brooding, elliptical rhythmic workout as dubby organ vamps ratchet up the tension and urge the groove forward.
“Chrysalis” flits between dubstep and techno as the track blossoms around lavender pads while digital birdsong echoes. Soon a techno-esque 4x4 kick enters the frame until barely contained bass weight leaves the dance gasping for breath. Closing out TRSK005, “Pheromone” is another slow burner that conjures images of the early morning sunrise or neon lit alleyways. Gleefully playing with dubstep’s halfstep stomp and the rolling nature of techno, the track easily dances between the two genres in a delicious synthesis of both.
With appropriately dense and psychedelic-inspired artwork from frequent graphic collaborator Leftanderson, Pugilist’s Chrysalis EP marks a new chapter for TRUSIK as a fledgling label.
a1. Pugilist - Truncated Kicks
a2. Pugilist - Reformation
b1. Pugilist - Chrysalis
b2. Pugilist - Pheromone
Release Date: 24th January 2020
Artikal Music UK is pleased to announce the return of LSN with their second release for the label entitled AUTOMATION.
Due for release on 24th January 2020, the 4 track EP covers all aspects of the 140/Dubstep scene from the garage tinges of 'A.I', the deep tribal creeper 'Spirit Dub' to the futuristic tone of 'Machine' and closing with purple vibe of 'Breakin'
a1. LSN - A.I
a2. LSN - Spirit Dub
b1. LSN - Machine
b2. LSN - Breakin
Artikal Music UK is proud to present 2 heavyweight remixes of J:Kenzo's anthem 'Straight Defeat'.
Originally featured on last years Artikal Music Compilation, Dub Police Kingpin 'Caspa' and Metalheadz Badman 'Jubei' provide 2 stunning remixes representing their own styles within their respected scenes followed up by the sought after Instrumental version of the original track.
a1. J:Kenzo ft Collinjah - Straight Defeat (Caspa Remix)
a2. J:Kenzo ft Collinjah - Straight Defeat (Jubei Remix)
b1. J:Kenzo ft Collinjah - Straight Defeat (Instrumental)
Release Date - 29th March 2019
Modern Hypnosis welcomes New Zealand’s ‘Akcept’ to the label. The Christchurch based producer has gone from strength to strength, his unique take on dubstep has had him labelled as one of the rising stars in the genre. Akcept continues to defy genre boundaries and push his sound, drawing inspiration from a wide range of musical influences such as, Hip-Hop, African rhythms and deep dub styles. After a string of releases at 140 bpm on some of the world’s leading dubstep labels (Amar, Artikal, Moonshine Recordings, Sentry), Akcept pushes the boundaries further still with two hypnotic rollers demonstrating his love for minimal dub techno and ambient styles.
A sort after dub, ‘Teachings’ is now getting the full heavyweight 12" treatment, a mesmerising dub odyssey, distant stabs create an emotive atmosphere as his signature heavy bass notes roll in, followed by a 'steppas like' riddim to lock you in the groove. Subtle dubbing, dynamic use of space, and the introduction of an alternate skank will have you in deep meditation before the drums come back in with more energy and an astute bass line.
On the flip ‘Going Around In Circles’. A thumping kick drum and groovy baseline accompanied by a classic 4/4 beat and a poignant vocal sample, blur the lines between house, techno and dub music.
‘True Rights, True Love, True Justice'
a1. Akcept - Teachings
b1. Akcept - Going Around In Circles
Released 9th September 2016
Originally premiered by Mistajam on his BBC Radio 1 show back in May this one finally surfaces for an official release via J:Kenzo’s Artikal Music UK. Big tune and one that threats to crossover from the niche Dubstep circles.
a1. Take Control (feat. Fox)
b1. Crack Chimes
Released 20th July 2018
From Bristol to Vienna to the world. Setting low frequencies in motion and onto wax once again for their third vinyl instalment, Austrian subculture bass music imprint Sub Audio has embedded itself in the scene’s melting pot since 2016, featuring esteemed artists from around the world as well as supporting the national underground. For this impending 12” the Viennese sound system music hub has procured none other than Chad Dubz - a thriving and prominent figure in the true-to-the-roots Dubstep scene. Founder and operator of Foundation Audio as well as an avid DJ and producer - the talented artist has another round of sub excursions for all of you to enjoy. The cherry on top: a gargantuan remix by sound wizard Hebbe, who’s recent outings have found their way on to venerated imprints such as J:Kenzo’s Artikal and Sleeper’s Crucial Records.
As the needle hits the A-Side, we’re being subjected to the transforming vision of modern sound system music, ‘Wisdom’ portrays a meditative journey of memorable chord stabs, surging low-end & conscious soundscapes. No frills, just sound - taking in subtle Breaks influences as it progresses through its exquisite arrangement. Pensive yet immensely forceful in its nature, authentic bass music culture in sonic form. Off to the flip side the record is taking a turn for the darker side - pure, unadulterated low frequency tremors for inclined Dubstep heads all over. ‘Stuck In The Loop’ takes us on a truly sinister journey through subterranean alleys and a sea of tastefully syncopated rhythms. Coupled with a subtle sense of despair, this one’s sure to cause damage at the dance. Taken apart and reconstructed by Dutch badman Hebbe - infusing the original with his ridiculously massive sonic signature - rest assured you will have these tunes stuck on repeat.
a1. Chad Dubz - Wisdom
b1. Chad Dubz - Stuck In The Loop
b2. Chad Dubz - Stuck In The Loop (Hebbe Remix)
Released 22nd June
"The most-promising up-and-comer in the Dutch dubstep scene has to be Hebbe without any doubt. Back in 2014 the Rotterdamer attended a Give It Dub edition as a steady dubstep enthusiast. Yet that experience proved to be the main inspiration to begin experimenting with dubstep. Hebbe truly emerged from the shadows through the signing on Subway Recordings, who were one of the first to discover his obscure sound driven by a very typical flow." [Words by DUPLOC]
a1. Skanking Alone
b1. B-Side Dub
1. J:Kenzo feat. Collinjah – Straight Defeat
2. Thelem – Foul Play
3. TMSV – Scorpion
4. Biome – Solstice
5. Sleeper – Coxsone Dub
6. TMSV – The Cosmonaut (Thelem Remix)
7. Skeptical – Skavenger
8. Perverse – Subcontinent
9. EshOne – Qualia
10. Thelem – Shottaz (TMSV Remix)
11. D-Operation Drop – Sheba
12. B9 & Mercy – Butterfly Kick
13. J:Kenzo & Matty G – Flatline
14. Truth – Questions