Release Date: 2nd October 2020
chince + -y
of poor quality; "cheap" (figurative) Tastelessly showy; cheap, gaudy, or tacky.
Chincy was made on a kitchen table using an Akai MPC3000, Moog Sub37 and a Korg Minilogue for hardware; plugged into a Midas Venice mixer, Crane Song STC-1, Thermionic Culture Rooster and Focusrite pre-amps for recording. Vocals by Chicago. Subs by car system tests. 808 by 808. Fingers by Landstrumm, bottoms by Brazil.
The tracks are live jams but they aren’t that cheap to make. No hunching over a computer for weeks on end. One take, one mistake. Just jamming on gear after listening to Mantronix , Dre’s The Chronic and many many UK hardcore records. Pizza Pie on speed dial and Mr X for nighttime sessions for added UK swagger. Recorded in a forest with a swampy back garden. 145 is the common thread of ‘Chincy’ and ‘Eighty Four’ with a 160 diversion for equal measure on ‘Cutlass’.
a1. Neil Landstrumm - Chincy
a2. Neil Landstrumm - Cutlass
b1. Neil Landstrumm - Eighty Four
Release Date: 6th March 2020
The first Exit Records release of 2020 sees borderlandstate_the best kisser in l.a join forces for an EP that traverses through different shades without compromising on identity. The collaboration between the pairing came to being very organically according to Borderland State: "Me and The Best Kisser in LA started messing about in the studio a few years back. No intention to finish anything, let alone play it to anyone."
dBridge then heard the tracks and the result is EXIT088, a debut on the label and a great way to start the new decade. The label owner picked ‘Hello Mainframe’ out as his key track from his recent Essential Mix.
The guys go on to shed more light on the creative process:
"Our music develops chaotically. We add things and add things and throw most of them away. We use synths, pedals, and delay units and record them into a laptop which, against all odds, continues to struggle on. tracks live across three or four project files because the layering of sounds is dense. we sample ourselves back and forth, not knowing where things will end up, looking for the right texture"
The significance of dBridge, Exit and Autonomic shouldn't be underestimated for Borderland State and The Best Kisser in LA, we're told that "Our influences are disparate but Autonomic was a constant. without him (dBridge) and Instra:mental, these tracks would not exist."
EXIT088 is a new interpretation of the Exit sound by borderlandstate_the best kisser in l.a, the branches have stretched further and the roots have become stronger as the label continues its unstoppable growth.
a1. borderlandstate_the best kisser in l.a - The Happy Goose (And Friends)
a2. borderlandstate_the best kisser in l.a - SE17
a3. borderlandstate_the best kisser in l.a - Pattern Collapse
b1. borderlandstate_the best kisser in l.a - Interlinked
b2. borderlandstate_the best kisser in l.a - Hello Mainframe
Release Date: Jan 2020
The 'Your Moves EP' will be Workforce's third release overall and the first release to appear on a different label other than his native, Must Make Music outlet.
In a short time Workforce has already carved out a strong identity in the music he is releasing. There are values, details and characteristics that set his work apart from anyone else. This singularity is of course underpinned by a strong sense of function, the sense of function is something that connects all of his work.
On Your Moves EP, we are given six tracks that further the Workforce mission, a confident and assured release from Jack Stevens that will no doubt be held in as high regard from peers and listeners alike.
a1. Workforce - Your Moves
a2. Workforce - Doughy
b1. Workforce - Didger
b2. Workforce - Make Me
Release Date: 15th November 2019
In the last few years, Lewis James has gone from being an artist on the rise to establishing himself as one of the most exciting act to emerge from electronic music. His debut EP on Exit Records backs this statement up without question. The features on the EP speak for themselves: Lorn, dBridge and Alia Fresco. Aesthetically Lewis James has put together an EP that traverses different shades of electronica whilst not losing a sense of identity, an identity that is truly Lewis James by way of Exit Records.
a1. Lewis James - The Sorrow In Ronan
a2. Lewis James - Worth The Pain ft Alia Fresco
b1. Lewis James - Acidize ft dBridge
b2. Lewis James - Triangle
b3. Lewis James - No Team ft Lorn
Release Date: 11th October 2019
Gantz debuts on Exit Records with two tracks that set him apart from his contemporaries. This release sits perfectly on the label, Gantz has captured the essence of what Exit Records is whilst also moving his artistry further. He delivers two vocal tracks, Garam ft Amos and Rabid ft. Elif Dikec. Amos is a part of A/T/O/S, a duo with a discography that included an album on Deep Medi, Elif Dikec is a classically trained musician and a producer in her own right.
a1. Gantz ft Amos - Garam
b1. Gantz ft Elif Dikec - Rabid
Release Date: 27th September 2019
Steve Spacek aka Blackpocket is a relentless creative. It's truly woven into the fabric of his soul, create by any means necessary.
The debut Blackpocket project was also the Debut release on Exit Records, a truly family affair as Steve is the older brother of dBridge. The album acted as a signal of what was to come for the groundbreaking label & artist. Any expectation of tempos and sound pallets were treated with a respectful disregard in order to reach another place of design.
Blackpocket now gives us his second offering- ALAYLY, seven tracks that remind us who is the king of electronic soul music, comfortably existing in a space that is hard to deny or indeed replicate.
This is a project fully created via iOS apps. It's here where we will remind you of the relentless creative, one who creates by any means necessary. These iOS tools serve a very direct purpose- they enable Steve to create where ever he is and in turn, he is able to bring life & soul to the digital landscape.
ALALY is another triumph for Blackpocket AKA Steve Spacek and Exit Records.
a1. Blackpocket - ALAYLY
a2. Blackpocket - Footsteps
a3. Blackpocket - In Da Backroom Room
b1. Blackpocket - Organic Tech
b2. Blackpocket - Sho U ft Fatima
b3. Blackpocket - Wake Up Feel Good
b4. Blackpocket - Worlds Together
Release Date - 26th July 2019
Exit Records expands on dBridge' sophomore album A Love I Can't Explain with two new interpretations by The Fear Ratio (James Ruskin & Mark Broom) and Kahn. In keeping with the label's ethos the artists were left alone to deliver remixes without any stylistic requests and as a result we have two tracks that are personal & uncompromising.
dBridge has been a firm supporter of both Kahn and TFR so it's very fitting that Exit Records releases TFR's debut remix and Kahn's rework, which repurposes what you thought you knew about him as an artist. The ALICE remixes are another leap forward for Exit Records.
a1. dBridge - Nachtlus (The Fear Ratio Remix)
b1. dBridge - They Loved ft. They Live & Poison Arrow (Kahn Remix)
Release Date - 17th May 2019
a1. Dolenz - Helium I
a2. Dolenz - Yottabyte
a3. Dolenz - Hydrofracker
a4. Dolenz - Introducing Spacebody
a5. Dolenz - Original Trailer
a6. Dolenz - Contains Syncron (feat. Hector Plimmer)
b1. Dolenz - Seed Mantra (feat. Elsa Hewitt & Saskia Horton)
b2. Dolenz - Filter Bubble (feat. Deft)
b3. Dolenz - Helium II
b4. Dolenz - Pull (feat. Guilty Simpson)
b5. Dolenz - Outpost
b6. Dolenz - Main Theme
Release Date - 15th March 2019
Ltd 12" vinyl housed in a custom sleeve.
All tracks written by N.Andrew. Track A2 Remixed by Darkhouse Family. Track B1 and B3 remixed by dBridge. Vocals by Guilty Simpson. Mastered by Beau at Ten Eight Seven. Creative direction by Simone Sebastian. Photography by Erlam Robinson. Layout by Christian ‘Woodsy’ Wood.
a1. Dolenz - Pull (feat. Guilty Simpson)
a2. Dolenz - Pull (feat. Guilty Simpson) [Darkhouse Family Remix]
a3. Dolenz - Pull (feat. Guilty Simpson) [Instrumental]
b1. Dolenz - Pull (dBridge's Push Me Mix)
b2. Dolenz - Turnitup
b3. Dolenz - Pull (dBridge's Push Me Mix) [Instrumental]
Release Date - 7th December 2018
Fracture returns to Exit Records with his first release on the label since 2016.
In what has become tradition for the label and the artist, the barrier of what's known as Drum & Bass is pushed to the outer edges. Familiar sound pallets have been recontextualized as Fracture sets out his stall for the coming years.
a1. Fracture - Soundboy Get Nervous
a2. Fracture - Turbo Toms
b1. Fracture - Makes Me Wonder
b2. Fracture - No Screwface
Release Date - 9th November 2018
The storied music producer readies his sophomore solo album for release, ten years after his first album, The Gemini Principle.
The ten-year gap between solo albums has seen dBridge releasing landmark collaborations and projects as part of the Autonomic movement, Module Eight, Heart Drive and exploring other Bpms as Velvit.
dBridge's journey within electronic music has seen him at the front and center of electronic music culture and then by design, as the seasons change, he has retreated to his own world to work on his next statement.
A Love I Can't Explain is the sound of dBridge making music for himself. As a man he finds himself in a new phase of his life- in love, married and a father that is no longer concerned with previous constraints and this has led to a new freedom in creation. An artist looking at the same sculpture but now from a new perspective.
a1. dBridge - Gen 19
a2. dBridge - Broadcast Pain
b1. dBridge - Depersonalised
b2. dBridge - Syncofated
c1. dBridge - Monitored Meanings
c2. dBridge - They Loved ft. They Live & Poison Arrow
d1. dBridge - Violent Circuit Autonomy ft. Lewis James
d2. dBridge - Your Bit Crushed Heart
e1. dBridge - Nachtlus
e2. dBridge - Lost In A Memory
e3. dBridge - Filtered Scenes
f1. dBridge - Wij Zijn ft. Lewis James & Kid Drama
f2. dBridge - UR A Star (Reprise) ft. Alia Fresco
Released 4th May 2018
The Lanterns EP includes a phenakistoscope, a turntable-powered animation illusion. Follow these steps to see the full effect!
First, place the disc on your turntable, next, shine a bright, direct light on the surface of the disc. (The brighter the light, the clearer the image, so try to use as many light sources as possible!)
Finally, watch the disc through your camera phone to view the animation. (If the image appears to be moving too quickly, make sure that your camera is set to shoot at 30FPS rather than slomo. You can also view the effect with the naked eye by watching the phenakistoscope under a strobe light in a dark room! This replaces the need for a camera. "VinylStrobe" is an app on the iOS store which is already coordinated for phenakistoscopes, but any smartphone strobe app that can flash at 30Hz will work.
a1. Kings of Kochi
b2. Put God First
b3. Yung Pepsi
Release Date: 15th December 2017
Fixate has become a flagship artist for Exit Records. After two solo EPs, collabs with Chimpo and the anthem 'Throwback Therapy' he has become one of the most exciting artists within the genre.
He comes from a generation that isn't locked to a genre and it's very evident in his music, he is a child of UK electronic music innovation. His sound pallet sits firmly in the centre of drum n bass, jungle, dubstep and grime.
The 'What Goes Around' mini-LP project is a celebration of his sound and comes at a very exciting time for the artist and Exit Records.
a1. Fixate - What Goes Around
b1. Fixate - Tweeked
b2. Fixate - Rumours
c1. Fixate & Dismantle - Firewater
d1. Fixate & Skeptical - The Rig Monkey
d2. Fixate - Murderers Dance Too
Released 20th October 2017
Dolenz is a futurist at heart. His aesthetic keeps one eye firmly on the future yet has his work informed by what has come before him. His first appearance came via Sonic Router in 2015 with the release of the ‘Hysteresis’ EP. His influences stretch far and wide from MF Doom all the way through to Aldous Huxley. As an established DJ he can be found on the airwaves via NTS, Radar Radio and Balamii. He is currently working closely with Exit Records- first a single and following that there are talks of a more expansive project on the horizon. The first single for Exit Records ‘Evesdrop’ has already received early support from many electronic spectrum: Lefto, Tim Parker, Shy One, Noisia and of course dBridge. The single is as much Swizz Beatz bombast as it is eyes down, dimly lit London club.
a1. Dolenz - Evesdrop
a2. Dolenz - Geminus
b1. Dolenz - Some Drum