Release Date: 20th March 2020
Eusebeia’s ‘Equal Rights + Justice EP’ summons the ancient and esoteric, delivering a cosmic rocket ride fuelled by an assault of rhythm & bass pressure.
a1. Eusebeia - Equal Rights + Justice
a2. Eusebeia - Seckle
b1. Eusebeia - Jah Know
b2. Eusebeia - Respect
Release Date: 6th March 2020
Canadian duo Gremlinz & Jesta, team up with DC resident, Kalu to open the latest release from UVB-76 Music sister label Droogs. Monolith adheres to absolutely core dance floor fundamentals, built breakbeats chopping across weighty low end vibration. Relentless in its assault Monolith evokes the best of drum & bass past and present while keenly remaining future bound.
2020 sees the debut of DNB veteran Friske to the label. A long time friend & associate of the crew, Friske brings heavy doses of funk, vibes and atmosphere with ‘City Lights’ Nodding to golden-era greats of the past while staunchly maintaining his sights on the future. Essential.
a1. Gremlinz, Jesta & Kalu - Monolith
b1. Friske - City Limits
Release Date: 20th March 2020
Welcoming Cesco with his Angry Waves EP. This is Cesco's first full EP on the label. His first (and highly acclaimed) release on the label was his track 'Drones' which featured on our Edition 3 LP. Cesco shows he is adept at dnb, and various tempos with this EP. We have been waiting excitedly for a long time to share this EP with you. Cesco is classy and masterful. Out on 20/03/2020 on vinyl and digital.
a1. Cesco - Angry Waves
a2. Cesco - ABR
b1. Cesco - Ping Pong
b2. Cesco - Chair Dub
Repress Release Date: 21st February 2020
Downbeat Melody records is a brand new label operated by Bristol based dj Frankie Downbeat. This label is a side project to the Downbeat Melody Soundsystem owned and operated by Steve Rice.
The first release will be a reissuing of “Bird of Paradise” LP , a downbeat musical journey in Rocksteady by “Count Bobo”. Count Bobo are a 6 piece group from Bristol playing in the style of early ska and rocksteady. Formed in 2012, they are part of the Bloom collective.
Their debut album 'Bird of Paradise' was originally released on limited edition 12 inch vinyl in 2015 by the band themselves and mainly sold at live shows.
Downbeat Melody proudly presents this quality repress with fresh updated artwork.
The album was recorded by their producer Drezz at 'The Tape Rooms'. As a fully analogue studio, the band was able to record live and straight to tape in an attempt to emulate the records of their early influences.
The playing style varies from a traditional Roksteady section into areas closer to Ethiopian Jazz at times as heard in tracks like “Melkor”. The album features 11 expertly played instrumental tracks along with one sombe haunting vocal track called “Don’t get left behind”.
a1. Lazy Susan
a2. Bat Milk
a3. Sierra Madre
a5. Lunaberry Trail
a6. Alphonso Ribelli
b2. Desert Robes
b3. Egon's Parade
b4. Don't Get Left Behind
b6. Paul Leslie
Release Date: 27th March 2020
The ageing process has you firmly in its ever increasing grasp if you never feel the urge to deliver the goods even harder. London-based DJ, producer and engineer Jason Cambridge aka A Sides just celebrated his 50th birthday, and it’s fair to state that he’s far from being tired to add essential musical footprints to an already impressive discography of epic proportions.
Hot off the heels of an extended SUNANDBASS tour through Australia and New Zealand earlier this year - together with Patife, Delicat and Stamina MC - A Sides now makes a glorious return to the festival’s very own label with a four-track EP that sees him in deadly form. Aptly titled “Fours EP“, this particular release isn’t only working as a showcase of A Sides’ undisputed prowess in the studio and his versatile musical nature, but as an urgent reminder why you fell in love with this music - and the annual SUNANDBASS festival on Sardinia that sees its 17th edition this year - in the first place: massive basslines, delicate melodies, skilled programming and a hi-def production form an entity with blustering impact. Add MC Fats’ unique, soothing vocal style to this list, and you know you’re in for a musical treat you simply can’t get enough of.
“Being drafted in to do this project was something special for me, as I hold my SUNANDBASS memories close to my heart. When I created this EP I wanted to use these festival experiences as forms of inspiration, which enabled me to experiment in different sub genres of drum & bass. “Arctic“ is very deep, emotional and rather special as I also feature MC Fats on vocals. “Follower“ is more of a reggae influence roller, “Need“ is liquid funk inspired by house music, and “Conscious Dub“ leans heavily on my dub/reggae influences“.
“Fours EP“ is serving up a stunning investigation of state of the art drum and bass and beyond, which comfortably sits between the angular and the alluring. Floor-filling guaranteed.
a1. A Sides - Arctic ft MC Fats
a2. A Sides - Follower
b1. A Sides - Need
b2. A Sides - Conscious Dub
Release Date: 21st February 2020
Drawing from their long time experience in the wider electronic music scene, Bluematter is the collaborative brainchild of Jozef K & Thomas Ragsdale; an alchemical fusion of style and influence, focussed through the lens of contemporary junglism.
Bluematter’s heady concoctions of tumbling breakbeats & morphing technoid riffs have been turning many a head on the dancefloor, with trainspotters rolling up to the decks in droves seeking the source of these otherworldly rhythms; both refreshingly unique and instantly nostalgic.
a1. Bluematter - Real
a2. Bluematter - Zeus
b1. Bluematter - Bunker
b2. Bluematter - Crystal