For decades there have been rumours of arterial secret tunnels running beneath our cities. No-one knows why or how long they have been there but maps and reports have appeared over the years thanks to a handful of wide-eyed whistleblowers.
Often hiding in plain sight behind faceless logos and Haga fencing, these tunnels are said to contain the government’s dark explorations, store unspoken cargo and even house extraterrestrial experiments.
Subterra Highway is the debut EP from D3U5E & GAV. A tribute to conspiracy theories, obsession and corporate illusion.
An important moment for both artists and Programm's first release after our sampler last June. Each track of the EP takes you down a different path. Jittering in and out of the darkness with both artist's trademark off kilter drums and engulfing basslines. They draw on influences from breaks, grime, and UK techno to travel down each rabbit hole.
The cover is designed by Alfie Allen and we have worked with directors Constantine Spence on a music video for Free Mars.
A1. D3U5E - Free Mars
A2. D3U5E - Factor 19
B1. D3U5E & Gav - Of The Gods
B2. D3U5E & Gav - Mutant
Kerri 'Kaoz' Chandler & Arnold Jarvis - Inspiration
Out for the first time on vinyl since it's original release in 1994, “Inspiration” is a house classic that needs no introduction. A blockbuster in the house hall of fame, Arnold Jarvis' iconic vocal sits seamlessly on what would become the signature rough tumble Kerri sound.
38 Spesh had a big 2018 having dropped albums with Kool G Rap and Benny The Butcher. He had an even bigger 2019 with projects with Flee Lord and Big Ghost Ltd., as well as two solo releases. But 2020 was the year he became a household name, and 2021 will be even more seriouswith major releases on the way. Basically, he’s keeping his foot on the competition’s necks 24/7/365. In the past year he has produced full albums for Flee Lord (Loyalty + Trust II), Planet Asia (Trust The Chain), Elcamino (Martyrs Prayer), Che Noir (Juno), Rasheed Chappell (Ways & Means), and Black Geez (Concrete Struggle 2), and introduced his Army of Trust compilation series. However, what fans haven’t got in a while is a Spesh solo album. To satisfy this demand The King of Upstate is givingheads a sequel to his 5 Shots EP, which is appropriately titled 6 Shots: Overkill. Like it’s predecessor, this offering is produced entirely by Spesh. The lead single from 6 Shots is also a sequel as Eto and 38 reunite for “Flour City 2.” Spesh employs a dramatic loop on the song that is ideal for these two Rochester kingpins to black out.
A1. Six Shots Intro A2. The Showdown A3. Dirty Revolver A4. Mind Over Matter (feat. Ransom) A5. Overkill A6. Flour City 2 (feat. Eto) A7. Carved Initials B1. The Showdown (Acapella) B2. Dirty Revolver (Acapella) B3. Mind Over Matter (feat. Ransom) (Acapella) B4. Overkill (Acapella) B5. Flour City 2 (feat. Eto) (Acapella) B6. Carved Initials (Acapella)
Tommy Holohan - RVE002 [Grey Marbled 12" Vinyl Repress]
Rave Selekts' second release brings back Tommy Holohan's infamous rave track "Subaru Impreza" finally to be pressed onto wax. Holohan also brings back "Costa Del Rush" an old school early 2000s inspired techno piece and "South Beach Burnin Bins", a peak time jungle influenced banger with a remix by the headstrong duo, Clouds.
A1 Tommy Holohan - Subaru Impreza
A2 Tommy Holohan - Costa Del Rush
B1 Tommy Holohan - South Beach Burnin Bins
B2 Tommy Holohan - South Beach Burnin Bins (Clouds remix)
Further 160 hybrid ingenuity from Brain Rays & Quiet, and another 1.21 gigawatt fly-by from the future-past-future-present: opening with an abject shock to the portions of your brain that recognise time, the monstrous 'Slacker' comprehensively dysregulates you with its undeniable poly-rhythmic intensity and properly galactic scope, prior to the comparatively lush and sensual footwork vibes of 'Tigress Canisha', an edit of which featured in a short film for Vogue Italia by Stella Asia Consonni in 2019.
Alongside a re-mastered version of 'Ataru Flip' from their full-fat 'Butter' album of last year, a fleet-footed Coco Bryce remix powers through on the B-side, before an indulgent Pesh remix rounds things up in abstract footwork style as a digital-only exclusive. Despite invoking Robert Zemeckis' 'Back to the Future' and Richard Linklater's delirious lo-fi sentiments of more than 30 years ago, Brain Rays & Quiet prove themselves to be increasingly synonymous with a thoroughgoing species of future funk, which is to say, with a post-generic hybrid vibe that is somehow properly timeless, infectious as shit and undoubtedly full of spunk. Enjoy it in your ride in motion, rub it on your skin like lotion.
For the second Re-Issue Series release we team up with London duo Euphonic for a deep dive into their back catalogue set across two releases featuring a number of artists who they collaborated with after the projects inception in 1997.
The group, consisting of lead producer Rob Henry and former Graffiti artist turned DJ Nick Trimm, fuse intricate programming and bass lines with traditional jazz/blues instrumentation and vocals to produce a diverse and varied selection of aural pleasures.
A chance encounter at the Blue Note club in Hoxton lead the pair to travel to New York to record with friends from the Brooklyn Hip Hop underground, including dr. Israel, Soothsayer, and Kirsty Rock, where both versions of "Jah Science" and "Revolution-Solution" were recorded.
These tracks were originally released on the Different Drummer label in 1998 and have long been unavailable...until now! Here's a taster of what's to come. Eyes peeled for part two.
a1. Jah Science Ft. dr. Israel
b1. Revolution-Solution (OG BassMind Mix) Ft. Soothsayer, dr. Israel & Kirsty Rock
Freedom is the debut EP from South East London vocalist + DJ Ell Murphy for Shall Not Fade sub-label Time Is Now. The EP sees Ell collaborating with 5 acclaimed producers in the UKG scene; DJ Crisps, Stones Taro, Highrise, Picasso & Tuff Trax; each one hand-picked by Ell to bring their unique production style to the release; and made entirely during lockdown over the past year, working remotely with the producers based in Rotterdam, Australia, Japan & London.
Boogie Beat Records and Kniteforce bring you one of the most sought after underground jungle classics ever. Jonny L is the legend behind the Baraka alias, and this EP has been sought after by many collector for years and years! There is not much more that can be said about this superb slice of old skool jungle, it’s a must have by any and every standard.