a. Theory - High Grade
b. Theory - Every Moment Is Precious
Release Date - 1st March 2019
Fresh from the frontiers of modern jungle, Rupture returns with a monolithic EP from new-comer Mani Festo. The tightly textured breaks of “Immortal” create the foundation for a set of stabs that will cut through even the foggiest dance floor; while “Awake” balances a dreamy pad atop cascading percussion and a thick, rumbling bass line. On the flip, snatches of 808 claps flicker in the shadows of heavily crushed drums before a familiar sample of off-world blues noir flows across the entire operation in “Hold the Line’’ – a track that has earned a lot of attention since being on heavy rotation in Rupture residents’ DJ sets. Finally, closing track “Warehouse Theory” stacks disembodied organ riffs over driving breaks to round off Mani Festo’s debut Rupture release.
a1. Mani Festo - Immortals
a2. Mani Festo - Awake
b1. Mani Festo - Hold The Line
b2. Mani Festo - Warehouse Theory
Released 29th June 2018
Now that the dust is beginning to settle a bit after the incredible reaction to our mammoth 5th Column LP project, we are pleased to announce a 2 x 12" release from one of the most exciting minds on our roster, and it's an absolute stormer. Forest Drive West's productions have always been essays on the balance of groove and complexity, and the balance between airy fluidity and cavernous weight, but these five tracks here are the mature work of a producer who is a master of the tonal vocabulary of soundsystem music.
The five tracks on the Set Free EP veer between abrasive amen carnage, apache breaks chopped and refracted, throbbing sub bass, and a rhythmical dexterity that catapults him into the vanguard of practitioners of the art.
As always, thank you all for your continued support. We hope you enjoy playing these tunes as much as we have.
With Support from: OM Unit, Paradox, Doc Scott, Bailey, Loxy, Flight, J Kenzo, Pessimist
a. Set Free
b. Nothing Else
c. Fiorina 161
d2. Never For Tomorrow
Repress 7th September 2018
The Fifth Column is a secretive resistance movement that strikes from within. This album is its manifesto.
From cavernous, tribal experiments in dub vernacular to tense, tweaked out soundscapes to glittering atmospheres refracted through sheets of furiously inventive amens, each of these sixteen tunes stands on its own merits while reflecting a different facet of our sound; never stuck in the past, never nostalgic for the sake of it, but staying true to the soundsystem roots of this music. Each one is an exact articulation of our collective identity.
We believe that every single one of these tunes channels the spirit of the original artform, and that every single one of the artists involved has put their own twist on the culture and built something that will stand the test of time.
Featuring: Ahmad & Akinsa, Dead Man's Chest & Sknjob, Digital, Double O, Forest Drive West, Greenleaf, Gremlinz & Jesta, Mantra, Nucleus, Outer Heaven, Rumbleton, Seba ft Bkackeye MC, Sully, Theory, The Untouchables, X Nation.
With Support from: OM Unit, Paradox, Barely Legal, Bailey, Rene LaVice, Fabio, Loxy, Flight, DJ Storm, J Kenzo, Spirit, Pessimist
a1. Seba & Blackeye MC - War on Music
a2. Ahmad & Akinsa - Delusions
b1. Mantra - Nocturne
b2. Gremlinz & Jesta - Untitled (Responsible)
c1. Double O - Shuffling on Zion's Bus
c2. Forest Drive West - Last Day
d1. Outer Heaven - Murder
d2. Rumbleton - Reality
e1. Nucleus - Raw Delux
e2. X Nation - Every time
f1. Theory - Rastafari
f2. The Untouchables - Monkey Shoulder
g1. Sully - Amor
g2. Sully - Amor (Digital Remix)
h1. Greenleaf - Time
h2. Dead Man's Chest & Sknjob - Exhale