Available: 15th December 2020
DJ Crisps serves up four killer UKG cuts for Bristol label Time Is Now’s tenth vinyl outing.
Rotterdam based producer DJ Crisps has been bubbling over the past 12 months with a string of killer twelves, including a massive record for Riz La Teef’s label South London Pressing. His latest outing ‘Diamonds’ EP is some of the rising artists strongest work to date, weighty basslines meet 2-step laden grooves on this killer cut.
a1. DJ Crisps - Diamonds
a2. DJ Crisps - Knock It Down
b1. DJ Crisps - Lyrical
b2. DJ Crisps - No Worries
Release Date - 25th January 2019
Welcome in 2019! Our first release this year comes courtesy of Iron Dubz & Mr Williamz. ‘Haffi Bun’, one of the anthems from Iron Dubz’s recent album 'Sound Addict’, will be finally available on vinyl, backed by a heavyweight dub version on the flip. Don’t sleep on this one.
a1. Iron Dubz ft. Mr Williamz - Haffi Bun
b1. Iron Dubz ft. Mr Williamz - Haffi Dub
Released 21st December 2018
Run Outs created in 2018 focuses on Dubstep, 140, Trap, Grime and anything else around them styles.
The audio format will be on 10" vinyl with no digital release, strictly vinyl for the world.
Run Outs 001 which features Karnage who is from Japan, joining him Rider Shafique steps up to deliver some powerful vocals.
a. Haul & Pull
Release Date - 14th December 2018
Following an earth-rattling release from Gramz, the Crucial Recordings imprint returns to administer generous doses of its characteristically standard-setting and ever-expanding sonic offerings with CRUCIAL020. Standing as the second compilation release from the label, CRUCIAL020 features the stylings of new Crucial family members TMSV and Van Dam as well as tracks from some of its longer standing lineage Causa, Opus and label-head Sleeper. The highly prolific and bass-centric label has build themselves a resounding reputation within the underground scene for pushing their unprecedented mission for delivering multifaceted and boundary shattering bass music, with CRUCIAL020 proving as the newest groundbreaking addition to their vision.
Introducing the unorthodox and infectious 020 compilation are Crucial newcomers TMSV and Van Dam with their collaboration entitled “Qanun Fodder,” oozing with musical aptitude, raw baseline energy and a rugged aesthetic. Mixing organic and electronic elements, “Qanun Fodder” boasts a sub-powered, percussive-rich personality not confined by one specific genre. Causa continues to unlatch the release with “Are We,” a highly original dancefloor detonator that boasts strong roots in dubstep’s foundational sound. While “Are We” delivers proper traditionally meditative sound system might, it doesn’t shy away from delivering a fresh and dark perspective that strives for innovation. Standing as a climax to CRUCIAL020 is labelhead Sleeper’s “Ginger Root.” Wielding an infectious melody and impossibly heavy sub bass presence, “Ginger Root” showcases Sleeper’s years of technical and creative prowess coupled with his irreplicable knack for exploration and freshness. Culminating CRUCIAL020 is Opus’s “People,” laden with his signature percussion and dynamic melodic heat, echoing the producer’s history as a classically trained musician. Confined within its four rousing tracks, CRUCIAL020 is bursting at the seams with weighty and innovative beats that abandon all stylistic expectations with its addictive, future-facing grooves.
a1. TMSV & Van Dam - Qanun Fodder
a2. Causa - Are We
b1. Sleeper - Ginger Root
b2. Opus - People
Release Date: 7th December 2018
The debut album "Computerlove" from Belgian/Russian artist Veronica Maximova, sets the scene for a broader vision for the label, while also establishing Veronica as a fresh and important artistic voice on the VOITAX roster. The title of the album describes a generation that is connected more than ever, and yet still alone in a society where happiness is mandatory. The attachment to a screen is instilled in almost every waking activity of a generation that knows how good it feels to share their life with somebody, but also knows how vulnerable and insecure one can become by sharing.
b1. Fake It
b2. Who Cares
b3. Truth Is Your Flesh
Release Date - 14th December 2018
LMAJOR marks his return to WNCL Recordings with another set of blistering originals, accompanied by in-house remixes from Boxwork and West Norwood Cassette Library
a1. LMajor - The Power (Original Mix)
a2. LMajor - The Power (Boxwork Remix)
b1. LMajor - Engineer (Original Mix)
b2. LMajor - Engineer (West Norwood Cassette Library Remix)
Release Date - 21st December 2018
Dream Eater Records returns with another burning hot plate of sought-after dubs from one the true pioneers of both dubstep and the grime scene. Kromestar vs. Iron Soul battle against each other for the first time on the same record. This one is not to be missed!
A1: Kromestar – Culprits: A weighty and hypnotic dancefloor wrecker – Kromestar at his finest.
B1: Iron Soul – Hollowtip: Everything you wanted from a oldschool grime beat. This one is a serious hitter in any set – everyone getss charged up when this hear this one drop!
B2: Iron Soul – Over My Head: Returns to the softer side of grime, with classic chopped up vocals and a melodic bassline. If you are a fan of classic Iron Soul you will love this!
a1. Kromestar - Culprits
b1. Iron Soul - Stacks
b2. Iron Soul - Over My Head
Release Date - 23rd November 2018
Par Avion deliver the long awaited debut 12” from Bristol’s Henry Greenleaf.
The cover bears ‘Fold Together’; a skittish, icy electro number, perfectly aligned with the young Bristolian’s notoriety for tough tunes. Accompanying the title track, ‘Rolling Untitled’ is a punchy techno workout, responsible for rattling basements around the UK.
Overleaf to these, however, Henry communicates an entirely different message. Though ’The Way’ chugs along as a syncopated roller, stylishly throwing nods to jungle and dub cultures on the way, ‘Half Under’ exists as an exhibition of programming. Dynamic fills stutter and slap in almost improvised fashion, ending our second communication with a stark westward shift towards 2-step and garage.
a1. Henry Greenleaf - Fold Together
a2. Henry Greenleaf - Rolling Untitled
b1. Henry Greenleaf - The Way
b2. Henry Greenleaf - Half Under
Release Date - 16th November 2018
Well you know what they say, home is where the heart is. I must say it feels all nice and warm to be back on the label myself as Desert Sound Colony.
I’ve put together a few more rippers for you to enjoy. I hope they serve you well in the club and spin a few people from one side of the dance floor to the other. Imagine everyone’s brains are attached to yoyos and you have control of them. You could metaphorically be walking the dog with their minds if you play these at the right time. Doesn’t that sound appealing...?
It is too awkward for me to ‘big up’ my own productions in the way that a normal press release seems to want, so I will just say that I have been playing these three out for the last six months and the results have been pretty much as described in the paragraph above. They are aimed straight at the dance floor, peak time tackle for when you also want to get everyone feeling pretty weird. Expect swingitty swung rhythms throughout and the feeling of having a rave in a drainpipe.
OK enough of my blather. Go and listen to the damn things yourself and decide if you like them, rather than trying to work it out from reading a bloody press release you weirdos.
All three tracks are produced and sculpted for the club. They want big sound systems and dark rooms.
Close your eyes, hold hands and experience transcendental space flight...
a1. Desert Sound Colony - Tickle Me Pink
b1. Desert Sound Colony - Birds Fly Dry
b2. Desert Sound Colony - Grabbing The Golden Goose
Release Date - 9th November 2018
Nervous Horizon is very proud to present TSVI’s debut album: ‘Inner Worlds’.
The album is about reconnecting to one’s true self and the discovery of the inner worlds: it is born from an ongoing artistic journey, which began in TSVI’s childhood. The artist grew up with parents who practise Hinduism, which is quite unusual for an Italian family. In most recent times he was hugely inspired by his partner’s religious and musical background, after she exposed him to Middle Eastern music and Sufi ideologies. TSVI started creating tracks that were influenced by bellydance percussionists such as Emad Sayyah and Hossam Ramzy, combined with Dancehall, Tarraxo and Trance.
The album is largely influenced by the role of music in transcendental Sufi practices and resembles an inner journey through different states of meditation and self-discovery.
Vedic and Tantric knowledge are also important here. Each track is a state of mind from the opening one, ‘Root’, to the last one, ’Crown’, as they represent the first and last Chakras and all the other states found in-between.
Get ready to embark on a journey through mind, body and soul.
a1. TSVI - Root
a2. TSVI - Whirl
a3. TSVI - Jinn
b1. TSVI - Mesmerize
b2. TSVI - Realm of Jabarut
b3. TSVI - Neutrino
c1. TSVI - Safi (feat. Miragal)
c2. TSVI - Hossam
c3. TSVI - Inner Worlds
d1. TSVI - Prana Riddim (part 1)
d2. TSVI - Prana Riddim (part 2)
d3. TSVI - The Cobra's Dance (feat. Luru)
d4. TSVI - Crown (feat. WWWINGS)
Released 9th November
Boka Records unveils the label's 50th release, a major milestone! Recalled for service for the occasion is Chad Dubz who last appeared on the label late last year with his 22 Ounces EP, the track of the same name has now racked up over 100k streams via Spotify. Chad continues to make solid progress on this EP, building and improving on previous output. A producer to absolutely keep an eye on as we move forward into 2019.
a2. Out of Here
b1. Teachings in Wub
b2. Iggys Castle
Release Date - 19th October 2018
Etch's 'Ups & Downs' album is a collection of dubs which date as far back as 2014 and up to the present day. The album's tracks are united by being examples of the artists' efforts to escape the shackles of reality by using music as a vehicle.
The theme of space recurs across the material - both the 'outer-space' of the universe and galaxies that surround our planet and the 'inner-space' of exploring the infinite recesses and depths of our mind's imagination.
However these creations were made during a period experiencing a (not-uncommon) lifestyle of mad peaks, joy and optimism, and yet also, times of struggle, adversity and depression. That is of course a familiar human tale - but expressed here through Etch's own singular musical vision. Etch's music is informed by psychedelic experiences, sci-fi, occult and horror themed films and the evolution of gaming - (these being tools often used to escape the prescribed tedium of society's rules and roles).
This is then combined with a deep love of sampling vinyl and rearranging breakbeats in an unforced homage to his family roots in UK hardcore breakbeat, jungle and d'n'b. Furthermore, these hybrids are often filtered through a keen understanding of current musical developments which are then explored and deployed where it feels appropriate. Add to this a smattering of teenage Goth influences that rear their heads within the dark sound of certain tunes and you've got a serious distillation of culture being explored within these beats.
e1. Etch - Lost Orbit
e2. Etch - Out There
e3. Etch - The Siren
t1. Etch - Groove Control
t2. Etch - Snell's Law
t3. Etch - Hope For The Worst
c1. Etch - Black Rainbow
c2. Etch - Swirls & Spirals
c3. Etch - Ince Climbers In Flat Land
h1. Etch - Shine On (Zero Gravity Mix)
h2. Etch - Fluid
h3. Etch - Outsider ft. Farrah
Release Date - 19th October 2018
TRULE presents its first release and the latest from Deadboy, the Klint EP. Four swung out club focused tracks exploring the meeting point between techno and UK garage music. Deadboy uses a stripped back percussive sound palette with shuffling drums and a hands on hardware approach to create four individual, jacking, crisp joints for the dancers.
Klint is the first release on TRULE, a label operated by Al Wootton aka Deadboy to release straight up dance floor club tracks from across the spectrum.
a1. Deadboy - Klint
a2. Deadboy - Pack It In You Two
b1. Deadboy - Nomos
b2. Deadboy - Many Armed and Faceless
Release Date - 12th October 2018
Limited to 250 copies.
İstanbul based producer İskeletor returns with a 12" etched vinyl.
Named after his classic bass heavy track Afromax; the EP contains the original version and highly acclaimed remix of Gantz alongside with the Iskeletor's remix of Grup Ses' track 'Mimar'. All for the first time on vinyl.
a1. Iskeletor - Afromax
a2. Iskeletor - Afromax (Gantz Seytan Remix)
a3. Grup Ses - Mimar (Iskeletor Remix)
Released 5th October 2018
Bun The Grid catapults into Fall with its second North American signing, Brooklyn’s Doctor Jeep. After several years exploring the West Coast festival halftime sound, Jeep returns to his love of Bristolian polyrhythmic club tools.
“Vault of Glass” channels underwater atmospherics in a dark, broken- beat, warehouse style, while collaborator and tour partner Fixate joins the fray on “Dorado” - summoning disembodied voices and frantic breakbeats to hypnotize late-night ravers. Switching the energy with a modern DnB-meets-Dancehall vibe,
“Emergency Broadcast Test” features Washington DC’s Cirrus. On the flip, two remixes add an uptempo flavour to “Vault of Glass”: hyper-active juke from London’s Hyroglifics, and a punishingly-heavy hip hop twist from Calgary-via-Detroit veteran Sinistarr.
Early support from J:Kenzo, Fracture, Roska, The Librarian, and more.
a1. Doctor Jeep - Vault Of Glass
a2. Doctor Jeep & Fixate - Dorado
a3. Doctor Jeep & Cirrus - Emergency Broadcast Test
b1. Doctor Jeep - Vault Of Glass (Hyroglifics Remix)
b2. Doctor Jeep - Vault Of Glass (Sinistarr Remix)
Released 28th September 2018
DAWN STATE is inspired by personal experiences of encountering the Sublime amidst chaos, often taking place in the early hours of the morning... Our intention is to create a soundtrack for this moment.
Moniker is a collaborative project between Forest Drive West (Livity Sound) and Tim Gee, exploring the deeper shades of Techno.
Previously they've had full releases on ARTS (Digital) and Unconditional Music (Vinyl), as well as appearing on label compilation "Floor to Floor" for Dusky's 17 Steps (Vinyl and Digital).
DS001 is the first of a two part series from Moniker, with part two coming in 2019. >Don't think. Breathe.
a1 Groove Only
a2 High Rise
b1 Groove Only (Peverelist Remix)
b2 Morning at Night [Vinyl Only]