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: 13th December 2019
As 2019 winds to a close, Polish producer Satl delivers a statement of intent with hisThe North Quarter debut release on Amsterdam boutique label. Consisting of 9 tracks his “Things We Can’t See” project draws from a varied palette of influences includingJazz, R&B and Dub Techno to stunning effect.
The Rotterdam resident possesses a refinement and depth beyond his years, making him one of the leading lights in a new generation of Drum & Bass producers and on “ThingsWe Can't See”, a coming of age of sorts, he truly manages to rise above himself. With work on a follow up already underway this is just the beginning of his relationship withThe North Quarter.
a1. Satl - All My Life
a2. Satl - Supposed To Be
b1. Satl - Drifted
b2. Satl - Coming Back
Release Date: 1st November 2019
Since its inception in 2016, Redeyes has become one of the cornerstone artists of The North Quarter, fully embracing the multi-genre aspirations of the label. Yet with his latest release he delivers a more homogeneous project, focussing mainly on his Drum & Bass roots. His always intricate productions draw influences from Jazz, Techno and Dub to give a coherent yet diverse feel to his third release on the Amsterdam based label.
a1. Redeyes - Fine Again
a2. Redeyes - Yesterdays
b1. Redeyes & FD - Evergreen Dub
b2. Redeyes - The Rhythm
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
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