Available: 23rd July 2021
Your resident Dubplate Service Provider is back with the second round on ec2a’s 12” series, Original Pirate Material.
The follow up from the impressive sellout VA is surprisingly the first full EP to come curated by the Dr and who better to kick things off than the great Dane Main Phase. FWD Thinking Vol.2 is a no holds barred nod to the UK’s rich history in underground bass music. OG Label don Main Phase provides two signature Ragga 2-Stepers on the A with ‘Note To Society’ and ‘Run Dancehall’ - Heavy low end providing the bass layer and skips for the top shelf vocal samples.
On the flip we have two versions of title track FWD Thinking. Subtle grime keys burst through your tweeter on the 2001 version, whilst the 2006 rendition has Dubstep Warz written all over it - a seamless transition from that early noughties dark garage into straight up 140 of years later. Full circle flex.
MP rounds things off with Live & Direct, an up front Jungle juggernaut that screams skanking! Let’s hope that by the time this ones ready, we’re back in the dance doing just that…
A1. Main Phase - Note To Society
A2. Main Phase - Run Dancehall
B1. Main Phase - FWD Thinking [2001 Mix]
B2. Main Phase - FWD Thinking [2006 Mix]
B3. Live And Direct
Release Date: 26th March 2021
After a year full of dubs, we're excited to share our first full press ec2a project forthcoming in the new year. This project pays homage to the legendary FWD nights at Plastic People, which undoubtedly shaped UK bass music as we know it. This 12" is designed to be played multiple times in one night as it showcases all kinds of flavours...
a1. Main Phase - Informer
a2. Bluetoof - SW17
b1. Ollie Rant & Takjacob - Wheel N Kick Up
b2. DJ Crisps - Massive