Release Date: 17th January 2020
Distinct Motive returns to Navy Cut with another weighty two track release! Hamburg; a fast paced percussive driver. The A side that did serious damage at this years festival in USA and Europe. “2-3-4-5-6-7-8...Dowwwwwn” Haste on the flip side ... A stripped back minimal roller which transforms on bigger sound systems. Packed with bass energy and synth lines.
a1. Distinct Motive - Hamburg
b1. Distinct Motive - Haste
Release Date: 6th September 2019
Navy Cut welcome Surreal to the label for his inaugural release!
Hailing from Yorkshire, the no-nonsense producer and DJ caught our attention with his production skill and attention to detail.
“Somnipath” driven by a dark 808 bass that progresses into an Eastern melodic atmosphere.
On the flip side “Don’t Fall Asleep” is intense bass pressure with thick drums and even thicker vibes.
a1. Surreal - Omnipath
b1. Surreal - Dont Fall Asleep
Release Date - 2nd August 2019
Navy Cut welcomes Mr.K to the crew!
Crafting his own sound since his debut release in 2016 and building tune after tune steadily since then, we are sure you are more than familiar with his productions.
“Ol’ Dirty” with an intro full of suspense leads up to a high energy drop built for big sound systems. The second drop provides Mr.K’s signature style; intricate bass and rhythm changes.
Expect something unexpected in the shape of “Forever”. Admittedly a one-of-a-kind vibe for Mr K to date; a jazz-influenced, hip hop style rumbler.
a1. Mr.K - Ol' Dirty
b1. Mr.K - Forever
Release Date - 5th July 2019
Navy Cut are pleased to welcome Ramsez! The Bremen 🇩🇪 born, Netherlands 🇳🇱 resident, creates a style of bass music that is deep, modern and energetic.
“Bigboi”, admittedly Ramsez’s most powerful track to date, has a big, bubbling bassline and well-rounded style.
The swinging off beat hats, inspired Ramsez for the title “Swinger Club”. A throwback half-step rhythm with modern sound design.
With a rolling bassline and snarling mid-bass, “Talk Crime” is deep and upfront; one of Ramsez’s most proudest works yet, he is excited to unleash it to the masses.
a1. Ramsez - Big Boi
b1. Ramsez - Swinger Club
b2. Ramsez - Talk Crime
Release Date - 31st May 2019
NC008 see's the return of Navy Cut's debut release artist - Leo James. Presenting two incredible dub-techno inspired slow burners, featuring the mesmerising and soulful vocals of J Appiah.
As with his NC001 release (Speak Back / Day Dream in Dub), Leo
James exclusively showcases a deeper, simpler and more progressive side to his productions for Navy Cut. The alias of Dom Howard/Ruckspin; widely known for his production and engineering for Submotion Orchestra and Author, with several acclaimed albums and worldwide tours under his belt since his 2001 production debut.
J Appiah, a singer/songwriter from Hackney, East London, who's work is autobiographical, often rooted in, and taking shape from life experience and whatever sounds he's immersed in at present. A highly sought after vocalist, and artist in his own right; his thoughtfully crafted melodies and lyrics are beyond impressive and refreshing. An artist true to himself and his feelings, Appiah's music conveys to us what it is to feel alive and human in the world.
a1. Leo James ft. J Appiah - Struggle
b1. Leo James ft. J Appiah - Lost & Found
Released 8th March 2018
Navy Cut label boss J.Sparrow starts off 2019 with a weighty 2-sided 12" vinyl release which is a taster of the year to come.
Dissonance is a retrospective take on elements of lo-fidelity, breaks, jazz and hip hop sounds resulting in "pure banger business."
The B side is a remix of Jonah Freed's "Guns", originally released through Czech imprint Harmless Youth. A trap-grime-dubstep fusion, featuring the lyrical might of one of the UK's most talented MC's - Rider Shafique. "Step aside watch the ride INI come correct. Place your bets cos every time I make a shot it must connect. You feel like you know me but you no see nuttin yet!"... setting the scene for the style and vibe of the track.
In the first half of 2019, J.Sparrow is set to release his second solo album #00000365 on DEEP MEDi, and further remixes for Distinct Motive, Alter Echo & E3, Danny T & Tradesman, and Fiend.
Splitting his time between the studio and the decks, steadily solidifying his reputation as an authoritative force in electronic music.
b. Jonah Freed - Guns [feat. Rider Shafique] (J.Sparrow Remix)
Release Date: 19th January 2018
Originally released on Pinchʼs Tectonic label in 2010, Jack Sparrowʼs “Circadian” was regarded as one of Dubstepʼs more experimental albums. With acclaimed reviews from Mixmag (4/5) and Resident Advisor (4.5/5).
Navy Cut releases “Shoal” & “Dune” from Circadian via Tectonic for the first time on vinyl. The tracks have been remastered and treated to full sleeve artwork.
Navy Cut LTD001 is limited to 300 copies and introduces a new branch to the label offering limited vinyl releases from Jack Sparrow and Author.
Thank you for the support in 2017 and looking forward to a stacked schedule for Navy Cut in 2018!
Release Date: 11th August 2017
+ Bonus Digi Track "Pugilist - Conquerer" redeemable by emailing proof of purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org
a1. Pugilist & Mystik - Zulu Blues
b1. Pugilist - True King
b2. Pugilist - Conduit
Repress Due January 2017
After 10 years of pushing the envelope of Bass music, Leeds based J.Sparrow launches his own record label "Navy Cut".
"Navy Cut" promises to explore new territory in Sound System music by focusing on quality releases by some of the worlds talented producers.
NC001 introduces a new project between Leo James (Ruckspin, Author, Submotion Orchestra) and Ed Gooden (Quark).
"Speak Back" the A side is very reminiscent of early "Rhythm and Sound" featuring Shanee Pink on vocals.
The B side ventures into a more sound system style Steppas affair featuring moody guitar by Ed Gooden.
To finish off this debut release Egoless; one of Croatia's finest exports completely flips the A side with a lively remix.
Future releases by Navy Cut will feature music by J.Sparrow, Author, RWild and guests.
a1. Leo James - Speak Back feat. Shanee
b1. Leo James + Ed Gooden - Day Dream In Dub
b2. Leo James - Speak Back (Egoless Remix)