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 - 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
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
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: 13th October 2017
The new 'Alone With Everybody' EP by Drum & Bass connoisseur FD firmly solidifies his earned seat in the upper echelons of the Drum & Bass scene. The epic nine-tracker showcases a new dimension to his sound, having already gained the trust of many essential labels in the past. Serious work has been released over the course of years, producing a balanced catalogue of what FD stands for. This persistent output has grown in both reputation and depth and tells the story of a man dedicated to keeping close to his musical vision.
A veteran producer and DJ in the scene for more than a decade, FD has the ears of a true tastemaker; an artist and curator that understands his audience. Each piece of music has been created with his highly self-critical approach and scrutiny, bringing the best to the fore on this anticipated new body of work.
From the iconic intro with Jazz T, all the way to the closing track 'This Is Now' the EP speaks a solid sonic language with a confident yet emotion and energy-driven tone-of-voice. The collaboration with Manchester-based 'OG' Fox for example highlights FD as a forward-thinking musician who embraces both roots and culture of his loved genre.
It is not a coincidence that FD releases his new work on Lenzman's The North Quarter imprint; a new home for a growing scene of matured musicians still leaving their traces on a Drum & Bass tempo. Taking the initials of his real name tells us that FD keeps close to what he stands for and who he is, directly in tune with the NQ's mission.
a1. Always Something (Ft. Fox)
a2. Ice Cream
b1. This Is Now
b2. Baby Blue (Ft. Lenzman)
Released 28th July 2017
The Blueprints EP marks the welcome return of the talented Toulouse based producer Redeyes. Following a number of releases on seminal labels such as Bingo, Creative Source, Innerground and Brownswood in the mid 2000s, Redeyes then decided to take a step back from music production. Now returning as a more complete and mature artist, his Blueprints EP on Lenzman’s The North Quarter imprint sends an exciting message of where Julien Salvi stands in 2017. Comprising of an ambitious nine tracks, Redeyes’ Blueprints EP showcases his exquisite musicianship and ability in the studio throughout each piece of music. In true North Quarter style, he effortlessly breaks down the boundaries between Drum & Bass and Hip Hop, whilst fully maintaining the soulful and heartfelt aesthetic that he is known and revered for. The release sees him join forces with a plethora of exciting talent. ‘100 Porsches To The Stars’ brings him together with underground LA rap hero Hus Kingpin for a lo-fi Hip Hop masterclass. He also collaborates with Mancunian don Black Josh, Children of Zeus’ infamous Tyler Daley, North Quarter chief Lenzman, and many more.
a1. Keep On (feat. GLXY & Tyler Daley)
a2. True Colours (feat. SKS & Black Josh)
a3. 100 Porsches to the Sky (feat. Hus Kingpin)
b1. We Were Kings (feat. Lenzman)
b2. In My Life