Due 12th April
We’re delighted to present Lenzman’s brand new album - ‘Bobby’. Gliding through sub-genres of hip-hop, jazz and soul, Lenzman’s new album is forward-thinking with complimenting crossovers that still connect with the current drum and bass scene. Across this boundary defying journey, Lenzman draws on a cascade of mellow and weighty subs, soft and rich vocal tones from collaborators DRS, Children Of Zeus and Konny Kon whilst guest producers Artificial Intelligence and LSB lend their notable skills to the LP with nostalgic melodies. Amongst the intricate sound design also lies sentimental influence of family and childhood that has served as the essential foundation to bind the LP together: “I became a father a year or so before starting the album. My daughter had also named her stuffed toy “Bobby” at the time,” Lenzman explains. Although the LP was already taking shape that was fitting for me as a title. Becoming a Dad had made me revisit my own childhood and look at it from a different angle. The memories, influences and music from that period of my life were the most vivid in my mind… the moods and feelings, all translated into the music on the LP. I was raised by my father and he used to draw a lot back in those days, so it was fitting for him to draw the cover, fragments of my childhood put onto paper.
Released 20th January 2017
The first Metalheadz release of 2017 comes courtesy of Phil Tangent and Penny Giles and we’re very excited to welcome them into the Metalheadz camp. The two tracks are perfect for Headz platinum as they fuse the rough with the smooth, something the sister label has become known for the course of its history. We have deep basslines playing set against subtle rave stabs and break edits on the solo effort from Phil Tangent, whilst on the collab from Phil Tangent & Pennygiles things go deeper with the atmospheres and effects.
b1. Crossing the Rubicon
Released 13th January 2017
Limited one-sided pressing. What can we say about 'Metropolis' that hasn’t been said already? Adam F delivered a piece of sonic art for the label, a visceral, complex anthem that stopped people in their tracks on its initial airings at Blue Note.
a1. Adam F - Metropolis
Very excited to welcome back Dub Phizix to Metalheadz, arguably one of the biggest artists in drum n bass delivers an impeccable release. The last time he graced the label was with Skeptical on Platinum Breakz 4 and its great to have him back, two tailor made tracks that fit the Headz vibe perfectly.
a1. Spot Light
OneMind is a new project from DLR & Mako, a new sound and direction for the pair. The sound of OneMind explores the pairs love for textures, bass and breaks, pushing the envelope of production but never losing sight of the soul. The project will utilize multi- media to present its agenda: video, art and sound. For the first EP OneMind has brought in Om Unit and Ulterior Motive and the results speak for themselves. We look forward to presenting more music by OneMind.
a1. Skin Dem
a2. Early Evolution (feat. Ulterior Motive)
b1. 2 One Each Side
b2. Expliciticity (feat. Om Unit)
Released 18th November 2016
What can we say about 'Metropolis' that hasn’t been said already? Adam F delivered a piece of sonic art for the label, a visceral, complex anthem that stopped people in their tracks on its initial airings at Blue Note, backed with the sublime 'Mother Earth' this made for a massive release
b1. Mother Earth
Released 11th November 2016
We're happy to announce the next EP on MethXX by Villem (Mute) & Phase. Villem and Phase have brought some guests along for the ride in vocalist Steo and McLeod. The EP is an accomplished piece of work, it’s a great partnership between Villem and Phase and we’re happy to be putting it out.
a1. Thru My Soul (feat. Steo)
b1. The Traveller
b2. Reap What You Sow (feat. McLeod)
Released 4th November 2016
One of 2014’s biggest albums is back in remix form via an all-star line- up hand picked by the south coast’s premiere production duo. We have new interpretations from Break, Icicle & Lenzman and you can tell from just reading that line up how high the quality levels are. We have no doubt that this package will have the same mark that the album did.
a1. Keep It Moving (Break Remix)
a2. Inta National VIP
b1. Chapters (feat. Meyhem Lauren & Brotherman) [Icicle Remix]
b2. Stay (feat. James Sunderland) [Lenzman Remix]
Commix expands on the 'Generation' EP series. Part 1 was a reintroduction via new material peppered with older material. EP 2 is all new material and very excited to be able to release it. The EP spans BPMs and palettes, it’s the sound of Commix not only sharing his influences but adding to those influences with his own contributions. Already a firm favourite with the electronic music scene the EP is a exactly what we want to hear from Commix at this point in time.
3x12" Vinyl LP. This full length album for Headz from Jungle Drum & Bass alumni Dom & Roland comes at a perfect time for the artist and the label, it follows his massive “Outta Endz / Unofficial Jah remix” release and comes at a time where the label has been at its most fertile in recent memory. The album harks back to pioneering 90s aesthetic of the music but it doesn’t feel retrospective, in fact it feels futuristic- a thread that Dom has made sure ties all his work together. The reference points for the album stretch far and wide, from the inspiring and equally green eyed Sunday Sessions at Blue Note to RZA’s approach to sampling. Dom’s own words on the album perhaps shed the most light: “The album is inspired and processed via a collection of moments I had through growing up, the things i was into, memories of good and bad times i'd had and the music i was listening to at the time” Collaborations are kept sparse and potent, US legend Hive turns in a very rare appearance on “D.M.T” and vocal features come from Robert Manos and Natalie Duncan. The album is Dom & Roland exorcising his artistic demons and we’re proud to be releasing the project on Metalheadz. Let’s leave Goldie to have the last word on the album: “It blows everything else away. Hands down...Right now.... Dom's album destroys everything.”
a. Sacrifice (feat. Natalie Duncan)
b. Steam (The Final Chapter)
c. King of the Hustlers
e. A New Renegade
Released 23rd September 2016
CLEAR VINYL PRESSING in PVC sleeve
The whispers have been building gradually for Dom & Roland’s album for Metalheadz and now we’re very happy to be able to reveal the sampler for the project * Sampler 2 steps things up a notch with Dom’s uncompromising take on d'n'b. Sampler 2 is all about the breaks and earth shattering bass, “Inna Soul Jah” could well be the soundtrack of the apocalypse whilst “DMT” feat long time sparring partner Hive is no less eye opening and it’s a welcome return for the Stateside’s best d'n'b producer.
a1. DMT (feat. Hive)
b1. Inna Soul Jah
Released 9th September 2016
The whispers have been building gradually for Dom & Roland’s album for Metalheadz and now we’re very happy to be able to reveal the sampler for the project. The sampler kicks off with “Sirens Song” feat Robert Manos, typically cinematic work from Dom with Robert Manos’ trademark vocals, the drum work is some of Doms finest to date. “Tone Poem” has been a highlight of Goldie’s sets for the last few months and its easy to see why: big bass and lashing drums make this one an instant wheel up.
a1. Sirens Song (feat. Robert Manos)
b1. Tone Poem
Release Date: 1st April 2016
Generation EP1 is a collection of tracks that were previously unavailable on vinyl and obviously very much in demand, we’re talking classics that are now immortalised on wax. Alongside SpectraSoul’s 'Justified Remix' and 'Painted Smile' we have 'Generation', a brand new track that is a return to form.
a1. Commix - Justified (SpectraSoul Remix)
b1. Commix - Painted Smile
b2. Commix - Generation