Released 19th January 2018
a1. Don't Be So Cold
a2. Whatchudo (feat. Satl & T.R.A.C.)
a3. Hot Ish (feat. SelfSays)
b1. Weather It Out (feat. Steo)
b2. Can't Get Over You (feat. Lenzman & Big Brooklyn Red)
Release Date: 12th June 2020
London-born producer FD returns to The North Quarter with his new “Lanta Nights EP”, to be released on June 12th. After his masterful debut album “Better Days” which transcended genres through a richly detailed palette - he now returns with a morecompact piece: all killers, no fillers. Drawing influences from Dub, Hip Hop and Soul and mixing them with his London club roots, his growth as an artist and technician is clearly shown on this diverse but signature sounding 5 track EP. Lanta Nights kicks off with two vocal tracks: the first - Lie To You - is a delicate soulful track featuring Akemi Fox,with thesecond - The Feeling - a 90’s Hip Hop inspired jam featuring KinKai. The EP then dips intorolling Dub inspired science fiction mayhem for the final three tracks. Essential listening.
“There isn’t a theme here really, because as an artist I find it important to express myself in a wide range of styles" FD explains. “It’s just me trying to put my own spin on what forme are ‘classic’ Drum & Bass fundamentals, expressing them in a contemporary way. Iwant to try and retain depth and honesty in my music, something that has been importantto me in music since I first got into it.”
a1. FD - The Creatures From Planet 9
a2. FD - Dedication (Roller Pt 2)
b1. FD - This Is Not Science
b2. FD - Lie To You ft Akemi Fox
b3. FD - The Feeling ft KinKai
Release Date: 12th June 2020
With Quarter To Quarter, Amsterdam-based record label The North Quarter delivers its first compilation album: a manifesto and its most ambitious project to date.
The 14 track project features prominent vocalists IAMDDB and Azekel, Bass Music legends Total Science and Break and all the core artists that have made Lenzman’s boutique label the breath of fresh air it is today.
The North Quarter is a collective of artists from around the globe, brought together through a shared love for the authentic. The imprint has become a household name in just a short space of time through ambitious and highly detailed artist projects. With Quarter to Quarter, a compilation of cutting edge Drum & Bass music, the label further solidifies its reputation and unique vision.
Never doing things the fast and easy way, the album was put together and nurtured by A&R and founder Lenzman over the course of 18 months.
Lenzman explains: “Way back when I first got into music, I wanted to share that magic with others. Today that same urge still endures within me. With this album I've tried to bring together a group of artists with whom I have shared values, who have never been brought together in this way, and create a timeless statement of intent.
a1. Azekel - Don't Wake The Babies (Lenzman Remix)
a2. Atlantic Connection feat. Steo - Night & Day
b1. Tokyo Prose - Rescue
b2. Satl - Just Thinkin'
c1. Submorphics feat. Pola & Bryson - Albion Road
c2. LSB - Destine
d1. Lenzman feat. IAMDDB - In My Mind (Break Remix)
d2. Anile - UNoWhoUR
e1. Redeyes - Lust
e2. Zero T & Steo - Keep Falling
f1. Total Science - Killa
f2. FD - Your Touch
Release Date: 17th April 2020
Cult favourite Submorphics delivers his long awaited debut album “Kodak Dreams” on Amsterdam imprint The North Quarter. 15 year veteran producer Greg Axelrad has been one of America's premiere exports when it comes to Soulful Drum & Bass. His unmistakable 'smoked-out' take on the genre has made him a fan favourite for years. After his The North Quarter debut “Detroit Haze” early 2018, he now returns with his most ambitious project yet: “Kodak Dreams”. Written during a time of great personal highs and lows, his debut album is easily his most personal body of work. The Michigan native drew inspiration from his transatlantic journey and childhood memories to paint this musical memoir.
'Inspired by the treasure-trove of nostalgia I brought with me from Detroit, I plugged away at my own brand of D&B, hip-hop and neo-soul music in my new studio in the city of The Hague.' Submorphics explains. 'Cherished childhood photos reminded me of my roots: funky breakbeats and lush soul samples that I blasted out of my cheap boombox long before I knew what a sampler was. These old photos ended up deeply inspiring the album sessions, and even started permeating my dreams as I slept each night.”
A multi-genre piece that features vocals from frequent collaborators Big Brooklyn Red, SelfSays, T.R.A.C. and Christina Tamayo, brings together Soulful Drum & Bass and LA / Detroit flavoured Beats with an easy elegance. The album offers a glimpse into Submorphics' past, present and future and is brought together by snippet-sized, Polaroid-inspired narration, his personal Kodak Dreams.
a1. Submorphics - Flash Meters [Intro]
a2. Submorphics - Luminosity
a3. Submorphics - Roseville Funk / Musique Nostalgique [Interlude]
a4. Submorphics - Memories Of You
b1. Submorphics - 12 & Woodward
b2. Submorphics - Daydreaming ft Big Brooklyn Red
b3. Submorphics - The Prize ft T.R.A.C. / Golden Roots [Interlude]
b4. Submorphics - Faded Images
c1. Submorphics - Ithaca Blues
c2. Submorphics - Morning Alarms ft SelfSays / Waverly Place [Interlude]
c3. Submorphics - Find A Reason ft Christina Tamayo
d1. Submorphics - Feel So Blue / Deep Sleeper [Interlude]
d2. Submorphics - Return To The Source
d3. Submorphics - Hot Ish ft SelfSays (Dabrye Remix) [Bonus Track]
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