Release Date - 22nd February 2019
The North Quarter kicks off 2019 with a comprehensive seven-tracker (four on vinyl) from the seriously talented Anile. Back after a short hiatus the underrated producer delivers Sheets Of Empty Canvas, a statement piece with no features. This is a welcomingly diverse project that effortlessly reaches both raw and emotional highs whilst concisely joining the dots in between.
Gorgeous clear vinyl with PVC cover four-track 12" vinyl edition.
a1. Anile - Nothing Makes Sense
a2. Anile - Earth & Mars
b1. Anile - Back on Days
b2. Anile - Vitalogy
Release Date: TBA - 2019
The North Quarter's latest signing - is a multi-talented artist emerging amongst a new wave of Manchester excellence. Textures, the lead track from his forthcoming debut album Kaleidoscope, has been a favourite in Manchester's underground for some time now.
With long time collaborator HMD on the hook Textures is an undeniably catchy example of contemporary Hip Hop-Soul. A sneak peak to an honest and introspective gem that will undoubtedly make Abnormal Sleepz a household name in the UK.
a1. Abnormal Sleepz - P.Y.E.
a2. Abnormal Sleepz ft. HMD - Textures
a3. Abnormal Sleepz - What You See
a4. Abnormal Sleepz - Coming Home
b1. Abnormal Sleepz - Lean
b2. Abnormal Sleepz ft. DRS - Live And Learn
b3. Abnormal Sleepz - Norf Freestyle
b4. Abnormal Sleepz - Say You Don't
c1. Abnormal Sleepz ft. Fox - No Love
c2. Abnormal Sleepz - Girls
c3. Abnormal Sleepz - Origami
c4. Abnormal Sleepz - Like I Do (Excursions)
d1. Abnormal Sleepz - Gino
d2. Abnormal Sleepz - L8 Nights In Barbados
d3. Abnormal Sleepz ft. Misha B - All I Need
Repress shipping - 9th August 2019
a1. Lenzman - In My Mind (feat. IAMDDB)
a2. Lenzman - Tender Love (feat. Steo)
b1. Lenzman - Park Hill (feat. Jubei)
b2. Lenzman - Bayview (feat. Submorphics)
Release Date - 14th June 2019
FD serves up a prime cut of soulful House with 'Ribs'
Inspired by recent influences as well as years spent in Europe, versatile Drum & Bass producer FD teams up with Maverick Soul and Issac Rosie to create a classy soulful House bubbler - Ribs - one of the highlights of his debut album Better Days on The North Quarter.
To complete this 10” appendix to the LP, Byron the Aquarius (Eglo) is enlisted to remix the stand out track Ice Cream off of FD’s 2017 EP on the Amsterdam based label. The man of the moment takes it in a totally new direction in a freeform Detroit workout.
a1. FD - Ribs ft. Issac Rosie & Maverick Soul
a2. FD - Ribs (Interlude)
b1. FD - Ice Cream (Byron the Aquarius Remix)
Release Date - 7th June 2019
Following his versatile Alone With Everybody EP, FD returns to The North Quarter with a stunning 16 track debut album: Better Days.
Largely written in a three month window, FDs (real name Freddie Dixon) new long player on The NQ undoubtedly brings the best of the Zurich-based/London-born producer. Better Days is an album that delivers a rare synergy of drive, harmony between subtle & raw and just sheer fun. A versatile yet coherent project drawn from a large pool of sketches, finalised in intricate detail with focused studio dedication.
Drawing influences from Dub, Jazz, Hip Hop, Soul and the Mid 90's Drum & Bass “GoldenAge”, Better Days bridges the gap between genres, as FD enlists carefully considered vocal collaborations. Manchester donny Fox shines on the dubbed out Better Man and Washington DC soul diva Cecily shows shades of Minnie Riperton on Sycamore. Meanwhile Ribs is lifted to one of the album's stand out tracks with Maverick Soul on the keys and the enigmatic Issac Rosie on the boards.
For some the better days in life are in their childhood memories: nostalgia-infused wonderings of the mind to a care-free time without today's online distractions. Although FD’s debut album 'Better Days' is inspired and informed by a period earlier in life, his best days musically are definitely in the present. To put it into the man's own words:
"I’ve been wanting to do an album for quite a while now, but the circumstance never felt right. Once I started working with The North Quarter that all changed – it feels like being part of a team all pushing in the same direction, all supporting one another, all wanting to do the best for each other. Once we’d done the first EP together, for me, it was only a question of when."
a1. FD - Top2Bottom (Roller)
a2. FD - Got A Feeling
b1. FD - Not That Bad
b2. FD - 99 Flake (Interlude)
b3. FD - Foundations
c1. FD - Deadly Styles
c2. FD - Sycamore ft. Cecily
d1. FD - Better Man ft. Fox
d2. FD - Bottles (Prelude)
d3. FD - Bottles
Released 28th September 2018
Redeyes releases his third album ”Broken Soul”
Last year Julien ‘Redeyes’ Salvi showed off his versatility on his Blueprints EP. He now takes it one step further with the release of “Broken Soul”, his first full length project for The North Quarter. Through twelve sincere tracks, the Toulouse-based artist showcases an action packed storyline co-starring some of the most sought-after vocalists in the game. Not only do Manchester legends DRS and Tyler Daley make appearances, but there are also features by fresh NQ signee Abnormal Sleepz, HMD, KinKai and Juga-Naut as well as NY underground Hip Hop phenomenon Milano Constantine. Rap, Soul and dusty Jazz flavour is woven through diverse tracks in both tempo and intensity. The Redeyes signature shines bright however, effortlessly capturing current aesthetics and eclecticism. This album shows a veteran artist comfortable in his craft and is not just at home on Lenzman's imprint, it possibly signifies the quintessence of The North Quarter philosophy.
Full Soundclips Available On Release Week
a1. The Hurt (feat. DRS)
a2. Fool Of Me
b1. Late Night Jam (feat. Tyler Daley)
b2. Back In My Soul (Encore)
c1. Fighting (Intro)
c2. Toast (feat. Milano Constantine)
c3. Oooo Laaah (feat. KinKai)
c4. True (Interlude)
d1. Digital Diamonds (feat. Juga-Naut)
d2. Blessed (feat. Abnormal Sleepz & HMD)
d3. All Blues