After a successful dive into the wonderful world of vinyl back in August last year, Locus Sound is back. As always, they come bearing gifts in the form of some of the freshest up and coming dubstep and only rightly giving it the vinyl treatment. Hailing from the dungeons of the Zelda universe, Lord Jabu heads up Locus Sounds' return to the foray with the El Molino EP. A selection of three heavyweight tracks, full of all kinds of dubstep flavours.
001RAIN features ‘acecloud,’ a wavy 808 based solo track by Samba and ‘cookies,’a collaboration from Samba and Argo, which starts off as a sample based lo-fi beat which switches up heavily midway.
Samba, with releases on Division, System, DDD, Encrypted and more, has had his interpretation of the 140 sound supported across the dance music world from the likes of Noisia, Mala, Om Unit, Truth, Alix Perez, Commodo and Kahn. With his new label, 26.RAIN, Sam wants to put out music that has feeling, instead of sticking to a single sound or genre.
Argo, Parisian born and bred producer and photographer, writes a combination of instantly recognisable Hip Hop and bass flavoured beats. His two most recent outings, a ‘Lo-Fi Hip Hop’ EP on ‘Yellow Flower’ and a, now sold-out, trap flavoured release on ‘Encrypted Audio’. With support from most of the ‘who’s who’ in the underground dubstep scene he is now drawing attention from a host of MC’s and rappers across Parisian Hip Hop.
Fresh out of the K-LONE kitchen, Sweet N Tasty 001 packs a punch with four fresh flavours of delectable 4x4 UK Garage. Served warm on a 12 inch slab dripping with cheesy vocals, crisp hi-hats and tangy low-end. Sweet and Tasty means delicious delights delivered to your door, every time.
Higgler's third instalment is a must have in your Jungle Techno and Breakbeat arsenal. This is Yelsew’s Higglers debut delivering two tracks that fly the rave flag with great aptitude. This EP masterfully fuses the old with the new, creating two classic break techno DJ Tools.
Received radio support from “Interplanetary Criminal – NTS”, “Saoirse – BBC Radio 1” and “Andy Hackney – Rinse FM’
Bakey has been smashing out hit after hit this year, sharing beats cooked up with his brother, Breaka and collabing with Bristol head Sam Binga. The young producer comes back to Time Is Now, following up the best-seller Take It Further EP from last year with a tasty five tracker of UKG experimentation.
Title track, "Bring It Back", uses a playful sound palette of 00s grime that swirls into a hardcore onslaught of breaks, bassline and screeching ruffage, kicking of the record with a statement. Manchester vocalist Slay joins the party on "Vibing Season", building up in long atmospheric chords before Slay's bars spiral into play, pacey, dirty and clever over explosive glitches and ear candy pops. Bringing it right back down to minimalism with sparing two-step, "No Name Groove" features Kasia's soulful piano echoing throughout with call-and-response sampling, a classy take on early garage tracks.
On "Reduced Vision", otherworldly sub bass chases down vocal stabs, rumbling underneath this expansive heads down number. "Poison Dart" rounds off the instant hit EP with sirens, dnb tension and ragga mc lines.
A1 Bakey - Bring it Back
A2 Bakey feat. Slay -Vibing Season
A3 Bakey feat. Kasia - No Name Groove
B1 Bakey - Reduced Vision
B2 Bakey - Poison Dart
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92 [2 x LP]
The first drop of some of my old school instrumental Grime tracks. Limited to 500 White Label Vinyl. Berlin -The infamous instrumental to the D Double E Berlin Freestyle from 2015 that has over a million plays on social media.War Dub -My Dub that featured in the Grime producer clash in 2013, against JME, Jammer, Footsie, Teddy, Rude Kid and Preditah. Robot -Wiley used this for his Step 18 Freestyle back in 2013. Plate -One of my very early Grimebeats, that's had a lot of requests, a favourite for Rinse FM DJs. This will be the first from my White Label Series, and they have been mixed and mastered in 2020 so they sound better than ever!
Release Date: 3rd July 2020Italian DJ and producer Lynch Kingsley returns to Inperspective Records with new album Death Cycles, out 5th June.
An eleven-track release, Death Cycles is a slow-burning journey that sees Kingsley craft rich, atmospheric soundscapes informed by his D&B background. The first half of the record is characterised by downbeat, ambient breakbeat exploration, with tracks like ‘Rites of Passage’ and ‘Distance Between Soundwaves’ expertly setting the scene. In the second half, both the tempo and intensity rise gradually, most notably with the pounding, rapid-fire breaks of ‘Acid Dream’, before things are closed out with the sophisticated liquid D&B sounds of ‘Reach Through Meditation Pt. 2’.
Hailing from Rome, Kingsley has built a reputation around his complex, cerebral brand of electronic music, which is equal parts emotional, raw and intimate. Making his debut on Beat Machine in 2014, he has since released a brace of records on Inperspective, ‘Eden’ in 2016 and a Void’ in 2018. Closely associated with the ‘Dreamers’ crew in Milan, alongside the likes of Neve, he established himself as a frontrunner in the underground italian breakbeat circuit.
An expansive, complex collection of tracks, Death Cycles sees Lynch Kingsley kick off the new decade in scintillating form.
a1. Lynch Kingsley - Estranger (Sequence 1)
a2. Lynch Kingsley - Heart of Thorns
a3. Lynch Kingsley - Inner Vision
b1. Lynch Kingsley - Rites of Passage
b2. Lynch Kingsley - Distance Between Soundwaves
b3. Lynch Kingsley - Kigoku ft K4LL4X
c1. Lynch Kingsley - The Blind Ronin
c2. Lynch Kingsley - Aqtiquity (ft. Resound)
c3. Lynch Kingsley - Acid Dream
d1. Lynch Kingsley - Reach Through Meditation pt.1
d2. Lynch Kingsley - Reach Through Meditation pt.2