Released 21st April 2017
In his second volume of the Beat Tape series, Istanbul based acclaimed beat-maker Da Poet works his hip hop magic with 14 killer tracks. The album features collaborative beats of Gantz, Grup Ses, Ahu, Gokalp K, OtherMan and Ince Sarj.
a1. Donmek Yok 03:16
a2. Time Travellin 03:06
a3. Rules (ft Gantz) 02:37
a4. Fly Over Palestine 03:09
a5. Somewhere In Asia 02:25
a6. Bad Region 02:28
a7. Dig The Roots (ft Gokalp K) 02:50
b1. Current Mood 02:15
b2. Desert Or Dessert (ft Ince Sarj) 02:08
b3. Harp In Heart 02:59
b4. Chords 02:50
b5. Plak ft Grup Ses 02:15
b6. Gimme Ma Money (ft OtherMan) 02:53
b7. Treasure (ft Ahu) 03:41
Release Date - 23rd November 2018
GYPT001-MC, The cassette version of Shawty Pimp's classic memphis liquor store tape "...Still Comin' Real" from back in 1995. Very short run, limited edition. Available very soon from your usual sources.
Remastered versions as they appear on the debut vinyl issue, GYPT001.
1. big boys intro (Skit No Audio)
2. One Mean Stang
3. Come On Wit Me Baby
4. Style Like Mine
5. For Them Bustas
6. You Tell Me
7. Pimpin' Still Goin' On
8. My 9 Glock
9. Ain't To Be Played Wit
10. Gots To make Some Money
11. Can't Play No Playa
12. dedications (Skit No Audio)
13. Street Sense
14. revised dedications (Skit No Audio)
Release Date - 12th October 2018
ABOUT THE “LIBRARY TOOL KIT” SERIES
The new sub-label from WNCL Recordings features 12 short “tools” per release, for use on discotheque sound systems and home stereos alike. Released on 10” vinyl with digital to follow at a later date
ABOUT THIS RECORD JANE IN PALMA
(the artist previously known as Don Froth / one half of Bato Bato) graces the Tool Kit series with a selection of Jazz and Latin cuts and a flip side full of live conga jams
a1. Jane in Palma - Chet 1
a2. Jane in Palma - Carlos
a3. Jane in Palma - Arim + Abi
a4. Jane in Palma - Chet 2
a5. Jane in Palma - Natural High
a6. Jane in Palma - Decca
b1. Jane in Palma - Es Jardi Perc (123bpm)
b2. Jane in Palma - Es Jardi Perc (125bpm)
b3. Jane in Palma - Es Jardi Perc (102bpm)
b4. Jane in Palma - Es Jardi Perc (113bpm)
b5. Jane in Palma - Es Jardi Perc (165bpm)
b6. Jane in Palma - Es Jardi Perc (160bpm)
Released 28th September 2018
Redeyes releases his third album ”Broken Soul”
Last year Julien ‘Redeyes’ Salvi showed off his versatility on his Blueprints EP. He now takes it one step further with the release of “Broken Soul”, his first full length project for The North Quarter. Through twelve sincere tracks, the Toulouse-based artist showcases an action packed storyline co-starring some of the most sought-after vocalists in the game. Not only do Manchester legends DRS and Tyler Daley make appearances, but there are also features by fresh NQ signee Abnormal Sleepz, HMD, KinKai and Juga-Naut as well as NY underground Hip Hop phenomenon Milano Constantine. Rap, Soul and dusty Jazz flavour is woven through diverse tracks in both tempo and intensity. The Redeyes signature shines bright however, effortlessly capturing current aesthetics and eclecticism. This album shows a veteran artist comfortable in his craft and is not just at home on Lenzman's imprint, it possibly signifies the quintessence of The North Quarter philosophy.
Full Soundclips Available On Release Week
a1. The Hurt (feat. DRS)
a2. Fool Of Me
b1. Late Night Jam (feat. Tyler Daley)
b2. Back In My Soul (Encore)
c1. Fighting (Intro)
c2. Toast (feat. Milano Constantine)
c3. Oooo Laaah (feat. KinKai)
c4. True (Interlude)
d1. Digital Diamonds (feat. Juga-Naut)
d2. Blessed (feat. Abnormal Sleepz & HMD)
d3. All Blues
Released 22nd June 2018
Innovative Future Beats duo Ivy Lab are set to release ‘Death Don't Always Taste Good’, their debut album proper, through their own 20/20 LDN label.
North London outfit Ivy Lab were brought together out of a shared enthusiasm for experimentations on the fringes of the UK bass music scene. The years that followed saw them go from strength to strength, earning a place in Mixmag’s Top 10 DJs of 2015 and propagating a new generation of hip-hop inspired abstractions housed within the framework of their 20/20 LDN project.
Originally starting life as a trio, the duo of Sabre (Gove Kidao) and Stray (J. Fogel) now find themselves at the apex of the Halftime/Future Beats movement - a motley assortment of actors from across the bass music landscape applying their sonic-heritage to experiments with hip-hop and drum machine electronica.
Ivy Lab invested further in the exploration of this sound with the creation of their 20/20 LDN clubnight. Housed primarily at Brixton’s Phonox nightclub, it earned the characterisation of “ultra innovative” (Timeout Magazine) and a “London standout” (Mixmag).
Minted in late 2015, and borrowing the same raison d'être as its elder sibling nightlife brand; 20/20 LDN Recordings was unveiled with the pseudo-mixtape/compilation LP ‘Ivy Lab presents 20/20 Volume.1’ - described as “Uncompromising, insightful and rather awesome” 9/10 by Mixmag and “Impossible to categorise” 9/10 by DJ Mag. Little over a year (and only 5 releases deep) the label was awarded the title of ’Best Breakthrough Label 2016’ in the DJ Mag Best of British Awards 2016.
Now a galvanising presence in the Future Beats movement, Ivy Lab’s’ 20/20 Volume.1 release and the subsequent follow up EPs were benchmark moments in forging the genre into a pillar of the electronic music landscape. Tracks such as ‘Spooky Dub’, ‘Can’t Say No’ and ‘Peninsula’ all garnered incredible currency, supplemented by showpiece remixes for Banks (‘Fuck With Myself’) and Noisia (‘Tentacles’).
That same currency as bass music figureheads has been embraced by festivals as varied as Glastonbury, EDC Vegas, SXSW, Sonar (Barcelona + HK), CTM Berlin, Dour, ADE, Woo Hah!, Shambhala, Lightning In A Bottle, Lowlands, Origin NYE, Exit and Outlook.
Ivy Lab head into the horizon not only with an anchored presence at the cutting edge of the bass-music landscape, but also a secured reputation as pioneering label bosses and event promoters in ownership of one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary music brands.
a1. Fortune Teller
a2. Ugly Bubble
a3. Jet Lag
b1. Astral Pirate Theme
b3. Vanity Fair
c1. A & E
c2. Death Don't Always Taste Good
c3. Snack Time
Released 11th May
Drum & Bass veteran Zero T teams up with multi-instrumentalist duo Unitsouled to bring us a slice of 'Irish soul music for the 21st century' with their “Baby Grand EP”. Due on The North Quarter on the 11th of May this exclusive project sees Zero T's trademark sound reach new heights through the addition of live instrumentation and exploration of a broader palette of genres. Additionally a host of talented vocalists are featured throughout the project - including fresh NQ signing Abnormal Sleepz. From start to finish the 'Baby Grand EP' effortlessly moves through Hip Hop, Neo Soul, Broken Beat and Drum & Bass adding another ambitious chapter to the eclectic North Quarter portfolio.
a1. Tears (feat. Colonel Red)
a2. Lazybones (feat. Lenzman)
a3. Pharaohs (feat. Abnormal Sleepz)
b1. Let It Rain (feat. DRS)
b3. Slightest Moment (feat. [ K S R ])