Released 11th May
Drum & Bass veteran Zero T teams up with multi-instrumentalist duo Unitsouled to bring us a slice of 'Irish soul music for the 21st century' with their “Baby Grand EP”. Due on The North Quarter on the 11th of May this exclusive project sees Zero T's trademark sound reach new heights through the addition of live instrumentation and exploration of a broader palette of genres. Additionally a host of talented vocalists are featured throughout the project - including fresh NQ signing Abnormal Sleepz. From start to finish the 'Baby Grand EP' effortlessly moves through Hip Hop, Neo Soul, Broken Beat and Drum & Bass adding another ambitious chapter to the eclectic North Quarter portfolio.
a1. Tears (feat. Colonel Red)
a2. Lazybones (feat. Lenzman)
a3. Pharaohs (feat. Abnormal Sleepz)
b1. Let It Rain (feat. DRS)
b3. Slightest Moment (feat. [ K S R ])
Release Date: 27th November 2020
Exciting Bristol-based artist Myth debuts on Amsterdam's boutique imprint The North Quarter with his hard-hitting “Long Time Coming EP”. Both stripped-back and widescreen at the same time, the project captures the essence of the Dub & Jungle influences that are ingrained throughout the five-tracks. Myth's undeniable technical prowess and ear for an effortless groove are on display as he shows he's one of the the brightest talents in the scene today.
As Myth explains: “I think with any debut EP for a label your main aim is to showcase a spectrum of your sound and to try and make an impact so that you stand out from the other artists. With this EP I went for some straight forward club tracks with a couple of more abstract ones that still have enough energy.”
a1. Myth - One Note Funk
a2. Myth - Long Time
b1. Myth - Horror
b2. Myth - 3rd Time Lucky
Release Date: 16th October 2020
Toulouse's master craftsman Redeyes delivers his fourth album “Selfportraits” on Amsterdam imprint The North Quarter. Known for his deeply detailed, emotive take on Drum & Bass, the French pioneer has a career spanning over 15 years. After three previous projects on The North Quarter – including 2018's opus “Broken Soul” - he now returns with the profound “Selfportraits”. Written almost exclusively during the Covid-19 crisis, this album captures a time spent in sheltered reflection. Drawing on both musical influences and personal beliefs this album is both deeply personal and touches on important issues of our times.
“The album was made during the lockdown and it all came together quickly. I was just spending time at home with my kids, splitting time between making music and home-schooling. It was just a time where I felt sheltered and comfortable with the music just flowing naturally,” Redeyes explains. “My music is not just dance music. I've always seen my art as something that transcends the dance-floor, and all the greatest artists in the world - from painters to singers to actors - have always been engaged in important fights. So why don't we do it, why are we not as engaged as our favourite artists from other genres are? Its time to make the difference, its time to be the change. This album is musically what reflects the core of my Drum & Bass sound. But this album is not just my own self-portrait - it's also the one of the guests. They speak the truth from their hearts out loud.”
This album is a journey through vintage soulful Drum & Bass, soundscapes and beats and sees Redeyes at his most inspired. Through ten carefully pieced together tracks, the listener is transported through a mosaic of influences and emotions. With featured artists such as [ K S R ], Lovescene, Juga-Naut, DRS and DJ Flight, an important narrative is added to the warm and serene instrumentation. Redeyes continues to uplift and inspire: a soft spoken, gentle soul with a clear vision of music.
a1. Intro / Thousand Times ft [ K S R ] / Colours ft Abnormal Sleepz
a2. Carry Me Home / Never Learnt ft Juga-Naut & Victor Gould
b1. Belong ft Monty / Running
b2. Outside ft HMD / Dad’s Hand ft DRS
b3. Delicate / Between The Waves
c1. Low Key / Slow Pace (Prelude) ft DRS
c2. Change.Illusion / No Way ft DRS
d1. Glowin’ / Lazy Flow
d2. All The Reasons ft Lovescene / A Lifetime
d3. Slow Pace / Outro ft DJ Flight
Release Date: 24th July 2020
Irish Drum & Bass veteran Zero T returns to Amsterdam imprint The North Quarter with his “Former Self EP”. Following up from his ambitious multi-genre project “Baby Grand”, Zero T now strips things down to a focused five-track project that manoeuvres through a broad range of styles within Drum & Bass. From his Soulful reinterpretation of Mango x MathMan's “Lonely Night” to the dubbed out weight of “Clash” - with Bristol-based rising producer Myth - this is a well balanced EP that displays Zero T's expansive vision and is a testimony to his growth as a producer and technician.
"I had a number of aims with my second EP for The North Quarter” Zero T explains. “While my first release 'Baby Grand' was an opportunity to explore working in different styles of music and utilising live instrumentation, I wanted this second release to be stripped back to basics: five Drum & Bass tracks that cover the spectrum of what I like within this music. There's two vocal tunes in the classic 'Liquid' style, one tune that could easily be described as Jump Up, a Dub/Jungle in fluenced track with Myth and finally what I would call a “listening track"; something not necessarily designed for DJs/clubs. If someone wants to know what I stand for, then this release says it all."
a1. Mango & MathMan - Lonely Night ft Loah (Zero T Vocal Mix)
a2. Zero T - Moments Fade ft Steo
b1. Zero T - I Want More
b2. Zero T & Myth - Clash
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