Release Date: 1st May 2020
Newdubhall is an experimental dub label from Japan. Welcoming as their third release is a ten inch from Babe Roots hailing from Turin, Italy along with experimental dub duo Undefined and Japanese legendary dub trumpeter Kazufumi Kodama.
Babe Roots welcomes their ally Baba Ras in Steat of Mind, a deep yet minimal dub piece that toned down the BPM to the extreme.
Extent features Stefano Cocon’s trumpet, echoing into the beatless space of ambience.
a1. Babe Roots - State of Mind ft Baba Ras
b1. Babe Roots - Extent
Repress Release Date: 20th March 2020
Artikal Music UK is pleased to share the LP from label owner J:KENZO "TAYGETA CODE", a collection of deep and heavy arrangements built for all speakers and sound-systems.
Varying in style and speed from dubstep, grime and bass from 130bpm, 140bpm & 170bpm; the album features appearances from grime MC Flowdan on the VIP of 'Like A Hawk', legend jungle MC Navigator on club banger 'Narky (Body Dem)', as well as New Zealand singer-songwriter Lelijveld who adds her subtle dreamy vocals to 'Broken Dreams'.
Support from Mala, Toddla T, Om Unit, Youngsta & N-Type.
a1. J:Kenzo - Desired State
a2. J:Kenzo - Broken Dreams (feat. Lelijveld)
b1. J:Kenzo - Deadbull
b2. J:Kenzo - Hoodwinked
c1. J:Kenzo - Narky (Body Dem) [feat. Navigator]
c2. J:Kenzo - Blind Summit
d1. J:Kenzo - Token Image
d2. J:Kenzo - Starseed 47
Release Date - 22nd February 2019
Having already released a handful of singles on NICE UP! it seemed like high time for Nottingham's Origin One (aka Kevin Thomson) to step up with his debut album. Written and produced over the space of around 2 years in the artists own Deeper Than Roots studio, the album represents a wider spectrum of roots and reggae influenced music, taking the foundations of this music and applying a modern style and sound to it, traversing dancehall, bashment, grime, jungle and dubstep along the way.
Guest vocalists come thick and fast, kicking off with Russian envoy Tenor Youthman who starts proceedings with the provoking "World Peace", then its onto Doncaster's very own Parly B who serves up his classic "Mi Bredrin" - already a staple in DJ's sets as a single. Next, Bristolian rudeboy Gardna and Congo Natty songstress Nanci Correia bless the bouncing vibes of "Nice & Easy" whilst Manchesters Peppery comes correct on the dancehall rousing "Where You Come From". Hip hop charged ganja anthem "High Grade" single makes an appearance featuring festival fire starter K.O.G. then South London's grime don Irah gets deep on the massive "My Yout", leading into up-and-coming Puerto Rican/Italian dancehall star XL Mad on the tropical leaning "My Gyal A Wine Up".
Veteran dancehall MC Spyda (probably known best for his track "Tarantula" with DnB heavyweights Pendulum) steps up the pace on the jungle soaked "Tribute", with another anthemic hook from K.O.G, then its Scottish soundsystem legend Soom T's turn to do her thing on the bumping "Jah Jah". Things get deep and dubwise on the instrumental "Dread and Buried", showing the producers range and depth of production styles, then its over to Hempolics and The Drop frontman Dandelion to wrap things up with his enigmatic vocals on the closer "Trying".
Ambitious without over stretching, fresh and modern whilst showing respect to its elders and showing deepness whilst retaining a popular sensibility, "Deeply Rooted" should take seed in dances, clubs, festival and home hifi's the world over.
a1. Origin One - World Peace ft. Tenor Youthman
a2. Origin One - Mi Bredrin ft. Parly B
a3. Origin One - Nice & Easy ft. Gardna & Nanci Correia
a4. Origin One - Where You Come From ft. Peppery
a5. Origin One - High Grade ft. K.O.G
a6. Origin One - My Yout ft. Irah
b1. Origin One - Gyal A Wine Up ft. XL Mad
b2. Origin One - Tribute ft. MC Spyda & K.O.G
b3. Origin One - Jah Jah Jah ft. Soom T
b4. Origin One - Dread & Buried
b5. Origin One - Trying ft. Dandelion