Available: 4th December 2020
Two ultra-gully, ultra-heavyweight dystopian steppers cuts from mysterious anarcho-dub-punks out of Japan – G36. Last seen on The Bug’s PRESSURE label, producing rhythms for Kingston’s Nazamba and unleashing another deadly 12″ of their own – this is their most devastating pair of traxx yet…
No Escape rings off natty Sleng Teng memories via Blade Runner futurism and 10tonne bassbin war cries… Black Mass is the lonesome street sweeper post nuclear war – no mercy, no survivors.
Absolutely tough soundsystem gear, probably the loudest plate on the label yet –
if you like the sounds of The Bug, Emptyset, Loefah, Iration Steppas, Aba Shanti-I, TNT Roots – Then this will feel good to you.
a1. G36 – No Escape
b1. G36 – Black Mass
a1. Hodge - Mind Games
b1. Hodge - Flashback
2x12'' - Spread across two discs, the label reveal Ishan Sound’s most in-demand dubplate artillery, with a high-grade selection of his less-dubwise, more club-orientated material.
Amongst the tracklist, we find the dancefloor-damager ‘Militant Mindset’ along with the sparse, heavy-hitting dub version by Portland’s very own E3, mixed at the Boomarm Nation HQ along with label boss Gulls.
a1. Ishan Sound ft. Rider Shafique - Militant Mindset
a2. Ishan Sound ft. Rider Shafique - Militant Mindset (E3 Dub)
b1. Ishan Sound - E.O.D.
c1. Ishan Sound - Rivet
d1. Ishan Sound ft. Rider Shafique - Highest
d2. Ishan Sound - Highest (Instrumental)
Available: 4th December 2020
A bit of an emotional moment for us, this much needed repress of one of our very favourite slabs of vinyl that have passed through these doors over the years.
Exploring the very outer limits of dancehall and techy D&B, both sides writhe and snarl at 90bpm, beating you over the head with pressure cooked kick drums, drop forged snares and, those ugly, ugly mentasms.
Upon it’s original release, it was a challenging and very rewarding record – one that had DJs scratching their heads, dancers demanding wheelups and, more recently – more than a few emails from people asking if there were any copies left stashed away.
Both side’s disregard for genres and conventions mean this plate sounds just as fresh now as it did upon it’s original release date – arguably it’s better stationed for tactical deployment now than it was back in 2013 – The current crop of stripped back dancehall (and halftime D&B that has been undoubtedly informed by it) are in rude health and prime for disruption with this record. That said, regardless of which styles you play – this is one of those wildcard riddims that can be used at peak time to wreak havoc on any dancefloor.
Blacklabel, sticker sealed pressure, with a yellow paper insert of the original artwork.
One of those records you’ll pull off the shelf in years to come, no doubt about it.
a1. Lurka - Full Clip
b1. Lurka - BR Greaze
Hodge - Flashback
Hodge - Mind Games
Commodo - Good Grief
Commodo - F_ck Mountain
Rachael - Okada (DJ Sotofett So-Phat Riddimix Is Junglized) (Tape Only)
Rachael - Okada
Lurka - BR Greaze
Lurka - Full Clip
Kahn & Neek - Dubchat
Kahn & Neek - Backchat
Kahn & Neek - Exxxclusive Hotline Mix (Tape Only)