Release Date: 13th August 2021
After their much heralded debut on the label with last year’s Music Mission EP, Italian collective Babe Roots returns to V.I.V.E.K’s System Music with a brand new four track project entitled Through We EP.
The Torino-based producers have risen to prominence over the last half decade having crafted an authentic, sub-heavy dubwise sound which has been cut and pressed on labels such as ZamZam Sounds, Echocord & more.
This new project is unquestionably an extension on that sound and is delivered with exceptional execution. We open with title track Through We, an utterly immersive Dub Techno slice which glides and steps with maximum finesse, layered perfectly with the powerful vocals of Joseph Lalibela.
Next up comes System which picks up the tempo and features Bristol-based mic-man Rider Shafique whose profound voice and lyricisation rides the powerful stepping riddim which bounces out of the speakers in full force.
Flip the record and find It A Come, fully equipped with earth-shattering low-end, resonating reverberations and the deeply haunting vocals of Wayne & Galas, which is then finished perfectly with a profoundly stripped back ambient rework of the same track.
a1. Babe Roots - Through We ft Joseph Lalibela
a2. Babe Roots - System ft Rider Shafique
b1. Babe Roots - It A Come ft Wayne & Galas
b2. Babe Roots - It A Come ft Wayne & Galas (Acapella)
Release Date: 14th May 2021
Drone can do no wrong .....Hot off his debut with 1985 Drone returns with up and coming Dnb star Hyroglifics. When the clubs open you'll be sure to hear FADED !!!! Straight soundsystem pressure
Spear is classic Drone. Moody and rolling. Straight eyes down business!
a1. Drone & Hyroglifics - Faded
b1. Drone - Spear
Release Date: 18th December 2020
Deep dub wise meditation courtesy of Spanish dub wizard Bukkha. Featuring the vocal talents of Ranking Joe and melodic flute work by Don Fe. Essential in these times of dread.
a1. Bukkha - Revolution Time ft Ranking Joe
a2. Bukkha - Revolution Dub
b1. Bukkha - War Flute ft Don Fe
b2. Bukkha - War Dub
Release Date: 30th October 2020
We return with a LOST DUBPLATE from Bristols finest KAHN, alongside Sector 7 head honcho Boofy. Imhotep has been doing the rounds for many a year beautifully showcasing Kahns raw yet hypnotizing sound. Boofy returns with an energized, hypnotic remix the way only Boofy can do . Strictly sound system vibes!
a1. Kahn - Imhotep
b1. Kahn - Imhotep - (Boofy Remix)
Release Date: 22nd May 2020
New Zealand native and master of bass, Headland returns to System Music with another slice of production wizardry built and ready to shut down dancefloors and sound systems across the world.
On the A side sits Garbo, a monster of a track which rips through the speakers with aggression and bounce. It’s as intimidating as it is funky and as experimental as it is absolutely heavyweight. Bound to shut down every rave in which it graces its presence.
The B side homes Grits. A skippy stepper of a track with a densely dark atmosphere drenched in digital yet glacial sounds and nuances, easily translatable from the dance to the headphones.
a1. Headland - Garbo
b1. Headland - Grits
Release Date: 17th April 2020
Following his 2019 debut on the label with Amphibious / Lucid Dreams, Bristol-based producer Drone returns to System Music for another exploration into the darker corners of sonic frequencies and low end pressure.
Entitled Flooded EP, this is Drone’s biggest project to date and features 4 original, epic tracks accompanied by an incredible remix from SP:MC. The EP kicks off with 20k, an introduction laden with off-kilter, haunting eeriness and pulsating bass and percussion. Next up is Entropy, a truly ethereal track. Spatially beautiful yet isolating and cold. The title track, Flooded, is a monster of a track which intimidates and excites with eyes down and gun fingers raised. Rounding off the body of work is Fear which hits hard with crisp drum patterns and a throbbing bassline, almost evoking a sense of nostalgia, tying it in seamlessly with a typically electrifying remix from SP:MC
a1. Drone - 20K
a2. Drone - Entropy
b1. Drone - Flooded
c1. Drone - Fear
d1. Drone - Fear (SP:MC Remix)
Release Date: 3rd April 2020
Title track Temple Song leads us into a seemingly infinite cosmos of reverberating dubwise sonics, guided by its creeping percussion and enveloped with a wall of warm sub-bass. This perfectly pairs with the next track Breakthrough, equal in minimalism and power but comes with a more ‘steppas’ vibe and is equipped with guitar riff which hypnotises and seduces. The EP is rounded off by Biosphere which lowers the tempo even further for an all out Dub Techno affair, a true masterclass with influences heard from Jamaica to Berlin.
a1. Versa - Temple Song
b1. Versa - Breakthrough
b2. Versa - Biosphere