Release Date - 5th July 2019
a1. ESC - Arrowhead
b1. ESC - Black Tiles
b2. ESC - This Generation
Release Date - 1st March 2019
SUBB1996 – an offshoot of STRAIGHT UP BREAKBEAT – re-imagines the golden era of early & mid 90’s jungle. Kicking things off with a balanced 4 track EP by up & coming AEON FOUR.
Aeon Four is a Jungle Breakbeat duo based in Turku, the original rave capital of Finland. A sonic fortress made of bass, breaks, bleeps and vibes, they aim to bring together all types of bass-heavy, breakbeat-driven music with no strict genre boundaries.
Brothers Matti & Heikki have recently released a string of releases on hardcore-flavoured UK labels such as Boomsha & Raveskool. On PURE WHITE EP they’ve found the perfect blend of rave & early jungle influences with a contemporary twist. Ranging from the uplifting PURE WHITE & soulful WITHER to the classic jungle of HURT & RESPECT theirs is a modern take on the original sound.
a1. Aeon Four - Pure White
a2. Aeon Four - Hurt
b1. Aeon Four - Wither
b2. Aeon Four - Respect
Release Date - 15th February 2019
Having rounded off 2018 in style with his debut EP for the mighty Metalheadz, Fanu the beat manipulator opens 2019 with a bang. Marking the return of Straight Up Breakbeat - the 1st jungle / drum’n’bass label out of Finland established 1996 - Fanu delivers two majestic pieces of music.
12-bit sits nicely at 155 BPM mark, sounding fresh and vintage at the same time. Smooth pads coupled with drum patterns only a select few can construct.
The double A-side steps into jazzier mode but makes sure not to fake the funk. Tight beats and a half-tempo surprise at the end.
Support from - Doc Scott, Muffler, Monita,
a1. Fanu - 12-Bit
b1. Fanu - Drums for Freedom
Release Date: 27th September 2019
"New Age" is one of those tracks that get requested year after year - or in this case decade after decade! With origins in 2008 and played by every big name of the scene it has earned an undisputed anthem status and it’s the most wanted dub in the extensive Loxy & Resound catalogue.
"Stone Cold" on the double A-side is equally exciting. Vintage production from 2009 it combines Resound's trademark metallic funk with some dark vibes & haunting vocals.
Digital only "Forgot Why Mix" flips the script & sounds more contemporary now than ever, highlighting Resound as one of the most innovative producers out there.
Vinyl mastered and cut by Beau at Ten Eight Seven Mastering. Pressed at Record Industry.
a1. Loxy & Resound - New Age
b1. Loxy & Resound - Stone Cold
Digital Exclusive: Loxy & Resound - Stone Cold (Forgot Why Mix)
Release Date: 3rd April 2020
It's exactly one year since Aeon Four made their debut on vinyl with the still in-demand "Pure White EP". Their follow-up on Straight Up Breakbeat SUBB1996 series is another four track EP of explorations into the original jungle sound but with a modern twist.
High energy vocals of "Silence", the heavy rolling "Babylon", deep excursions of "Essence" and the original junglism of "Lion Awakes" make this another essential Aeon Four release.
All tracks hand crafted in Turku, the original rave capital of Finland. Early support from
Coco Bryce, FFF, Digital, Dj Flight and more.
a1. Aeon Four - Silence
a2. Aeon Four - Essence
b1. Aeon Four - Lion Awakes
b2. Aeon Four - Babylon
Release Date: 20th March 2020
Straight Up Breakbeat rounds up the first full year of operation with a special compilation YEAR ZERO. Featuring the best in modern jungle and forward-looking drum & bass the album features brand new tracks by FANU, OUT OF FUEL, INFADER & DDOG together with 2019 label highlights by RESOUND, AEON FOUR, ESC, HMR and more. The album is preceded by a vinyl EP and a set of digital singles.
a1. Fanu - Aura Eleven
a2. HMR - Prophecy (Version)
b1. DDOG - A New Sound
b2. Infader - Marble Madness