Available: 16th September 2021
Qui Seme Le Vent Recolte Le Tempo
Matiere Grasse Contre Matiere Grise
Victime De La Mode
L'histoire De L'art (Feat. Soon E MC)
Armand Est Mortr
A Temps Partiel
Caroline (Feat. Melaaz)
La Musique Adoucit Les Moeurs
Bouge De La (Feat. Melaaz)
Ragga Jam (Feat. Big Red Daddy, Daddy Mory, Kerry B)
Available: 14th September 2021
Over years we have collaborated with some of the best in scene to bring their vibes and sound to the Suburban Base label and vice versa, now in a new concept EP to bring you some of the re-issues you have demanded we have pulled these together as SUBBASE & FRIENDS, some of the original released remixes from back in the day from some of the scenes heavy hitters
First up on the Sub Base & Friends EP is Remarc In Da hood given a stunning workover by the legendary Shy FX. This record was the definitive mix of In The Hood back in the day because the original version after being promo'd was never given a full release, this is the version that was played and rewound at raves all over the nation! Classic Shy FX meets classic Remarc, a perfect match up.
Next up is D'Cruze Want You Now (DJ SS & EQ Remix). Simply incredible version delivered to us from our dear friend DJ SS alongside EQ, played so much upon release some might say it even surpassed the original. The remix keeps all the vibe and spirit of the original whilst adding a junglist twist that takes it to new heights. Very in demand and going for big dollars in the reseller market.
Opening the flip side we have Roni Size & DJ Krusts take on Boogie Times Tribe My Soul. This remix is an early liquid drum and bass vibes with deep subs, euphoric pads, glistening leads and the famous vocal Feel My Soul, amazing vibes from undisputed legends in the game.
Finishing up this reissue remix package is the original junglist M-Beat from Renk Records, responsible for so many bangers back in the day it was an honour to have M-Beat on remix duties for QBASS feat Skeng Gee Gun Connection. This version is everything you want from jungle pioneer M-Beat, breaks bass and ragga given the perfect mix and blend.
a1. Remarc - In Da Hood (Shy FX Remix)
a2. D'Cruze - Want You Now (DJ SS & E.Q. Remix)
b1. Boogie Times Tribe - My Soul (Roni Size & Krust Remix)
b2. Q Bass ft. Skeng Gee - Gun Connection (M-Beat Remix)
Available: 14th September 2021
Following previous sold out instalments from Yadava, EVM128 & James Rudie, Partner Music, High Praise bossman Hugo Mari steps up to the plate for the 5th instalment of the label’s lauded edits series. Two action-packed, vinyl-only, bombs set for dancefloor detonation, the A-Side 'Tired Of Sitting Down' channels the past year's sedentary frustrations into a joyous invitation back to the club, whereas on the flip 'Acid Locomotive' is an intense, driving number, complete with uplifting fanfares and (as the title suggests) a little acid-tinged addition. It’s good to be back.
Having steadily honed his soulful sound over the past few years with releases on Heist and Freerange Records, as well as amassing over 2 Million Spotify streams, Hugo has marked himself as one to watch in the UK’s vibrant electronic music landscape. His knack for fusing organic musical elements with driving rhythms and emotive melodies, allows him to craft beautifully uplifting music that works beautifully either at home or on the dance floor, winning support from Jamz Supernova, Tom Ravenscroft, Nemone, Complex, Stamp The Wax, Ransom Note & many more.
a1. Tired Of Sitting Down
b1. Acid Locomotive
Available: 14th Seotember 2021
Part one of a new Salsoul Re-edits series launches with four reworks from disco aficionado DimitrI From Paris. Available on vinyl for the very first time, Dimitri adds his deft remix touch to Salsoul favourites from Loleatta Holloway, Inner Life, Love Comitte and Skyy.
a1. Loleatta Holloway - Love Sensation (Dimitri From Paris DJ Friendly Classic Re-Edit)
b1. Inner Life - Moment Of My Life (Dimitri From Paris DJ Friendly Classic Re-Edit)
c1. Love Comittee - Law & Order (Dimitri From Paris DJ Friendly Classic Re-Edit)
d1. Skyy - Here's To You (Dimitri From Paris DJ Friendly Classic Re-Edit)
Available: 3rd September 2021
The Illest Villains
America's Most Blunted
Do Not Fire
Scene Two (Vouce Skit)
Shadows Of Tomorrow (featuring Quasimoto)
Operation Lifesaver aka Mint Test
Hardcore Hustle (featuring Wildchild)
Fancy Clown (featuring Viktor Vaugh)
Eye (featuring Stacy Epps)
Release Date: 17th September 2021
Over several landmark EP's LONDON MODULAR ALLIANCE have established themselves as the premiere Electro act in modern electronica. Their distinctive blend of classic Electro and state-of-the-art modular synth techniques combine to create an innovative hybrid style all of their own. ART Records are immensely proud to present the long-awaited debut album from this unique talent. Presenting for the first time their vision of modern electronica over a double slice of vinyl, LMA stretch out to encompass not only their trademark bone-rattling dark electro rhythms but also haunting ambient interludes and sublime IDM.
A1. All Over
A2. Broken Remote
A3. You're Tearing Me Apart
B1. Bob's Rotten Head
B2. Complex 2020
B3. Little Baggy
C2. More Options
C3. Champion Belt
C4. Hive Mind (Sketch #1)
D1. Black Powder
D3. Frontal Lobe Damage
D4. Portable Sanctuary (Sketch #2)
Release Date: 24th September 2021
The new album from FLYING LOTUS, featuring music from the Netflix original anime series ‘Yasuke’.
Red vinyl LP in printed inner sleeve in printed outer wrapped with obi strip plus digital download card insert.
Three years in the making, Netflix’s ‘Yasuke’ is a sixepisode anime series created by Bronx-bred and Japan-based television animation creator, producer and director LeSean Thomas (‘Cannon Busters’, ‘Children of Ether’, ‘The Boondocks’) and starring actor / executive producer LaKeith Stanfield (‘Atlanta’, ‘Sorry To Bother You’) as the voice of the title character. ‘Yasuke’ tells the story of a samurai warrior of African descent in a fantastical alternate universe version of feudal Japan full of magic, mechs and of course, swordplay.
A dream project for the producer, Flying Lotus consulted on the story, working alongside renowned anime creators Studio MAPPA as an executive producer on the project. The skillset of the GRAMMY Award-winning producer is on complete display on the album, hybridizing synth melodies, bass lines and machine generated drum patterns while exploring new sonic territory - traditional Japanese percussion
instruments like the taiko and hyōshigi and west African percussion - a nod to the Afro-Japanese, feudal yet futuristic world Yasuke inhabits.
War at the Door
Black Gold (feat. Thundercat)
Hiding in the Shadows (feat. Niki Randa)
Fighting Without Honor
Pain and Blood
Using What You Got
African Samurai (feat. Denzel Curry)
Where’s the Girl?
This Cursed Life
Taiko Time // Sacrifice
Your Day Off
Your Head // We Won
The Eyes of Vengeance
Between Memories (feat. Niki Randa)
Release Date: 10th September 2021
An unimpeachable classic considered to be the pinnacle of Rastafarian inspired music. Master drummer Count Ossie's band, including the incomparable tenor saxophonist Cedric 'I'm' Brooks, recreate a Rasta grounation, or gathering, playing and chanting a sublime supplication, including Bible readings, in praise of Emperor Haile Selassie I
The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari plays a music that is immediately identifiable to their life-style. It is a music of controlled anger, due to the yoke of slavery which is now being broken from the backs of the musicians and the people of their environment. It is a music of laughter due to the inherent humour of the originators and the people of their environment. It is a music of love that is natural to the creators and the people of their environment.
"Through love man can see the light, the light is understanding, and understanding will make mankind move on for life" Brother Samuel Clayton
The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari is a fusion of the Mystics, led by Cedric "Im" Brooks and the Count Ossie Rastafarian Drummers. These two groups in the past were responsible for some of the most colourful and creative music that has emerged from this island of Jamaica. The horns and bass of the Mystics met and understood the drums of the Count Ossie drummers at the African Cultural Centre in the autumn of 1970. A few months later they were together and have remained so through these tough and trying days…
a1 Bongo Man
b1: Narration Continued
b2: Mabrat (Passin Thru)
b3: Poem 1
b4: Four Hundred Years
c1: Poem 2
c4: Way Back Home
d1: Ethiopian Serenade
d2: Oh Carolina
d3: So Long
f1: Grounation Continued
Release Date: 17th September 2021
Renegade Snares is the definitive book on drum & bass music. Pieced together using original interviews conducted with all the scene’s main players, it traces the history of jungle/drum & bass from its early roots in soundsystem culture and rave music right through to the present day.
With its hyper-speed breakbeats, warping bass pressure, and vast spectrum of sounds, drum & bass quick spawned a whole new movement in youth culture. What began as an outlaw street reverberation from the inner cities of Britain developed into a Mercury-winning, chart-topping, worldconquering genre in just a few short years. The frontier-breaking sorcery that emanated from its foundational producers and DJs pushed new levels of sonic science into the music world, and it has influenced all other electronic music genres in assorted ways.
From the shock of the new to a global phenomenon, drum & bass has morphed from frowned-upon marginalisation to establishment approval -- and back again. A multicultural triumph, it is a story of resistance and resilience that takes in pioneers such as Goldie, Roni Size, Kemistry & Storm, Photek, Fabio & Grooverider, and many more renegade mavericks -- even, at one point, David Bowie.
With vivid descriptions of key tracks and a detailed lineage of the scene’s development, Renegade Snares traces the genre’s gestation while also examining its musical twists and turns, worldwide spread, and enduring popularity. And, ultimately, it asks: surely a genre of music with such a significant grounding in black music culture, developed by so many black pioneers in its formative years, could never be ‘whitewashed’ . . . could it?
25 b/w + colour photos/pictures
Available: 12th August 2021
Peaky Beats, Pinder, & Hurrell debut their first ep as Northern Division (Sub Label of PBR). Doubled as a Leeds family collaboration with Spin city on the B-side. Speed garage from the heart of Yorkshire to get the summer started.
Limited to 500
Hand stamped with love
a1. Autumn Terrace
a2. Burley Park
b1. LSD & 2 E's (feat Spin City)
Available: 11th August 2021
An oral history of the UK’s soundsystem culture, featuring interviews with Dubmaster Dennis Bovell, Skream, Youth, Norman Jay MBE, Adrian Sherwood, Mala, and others.
In the years following the arrival of the Windrush generation, the UK’s soundsystem culture would become the most important influence on contemporary pop music since rock and roll. Pumped through towering, home-built speakers, often directly onto the thronged streets of events like the Notting Hill Carnival, the pulsating bass lines of reggae, dub, rave, jungle, trip hop, dubstep, and grime have shaped the worlds of several generations of British youth culture but have often been overlooked by historians obsessed with swinging London, punk, and Britpop.
This oral history, consisting of new interviews conducted by respected dance music writer Joe Muggs, and accompanied by dramatic photographic portraits by Brian David Stevens, presents the story of the bassline of Britain, in the words of those who lived and shaped it. Features interviews with Dubmaster Dennis Bovell, Norman Jay MPE, Youth, Adrian Sherwood, Skream, Rinse FM’s Sarah Lockhart and many others.
500pp (approx) heavily illustrated in b/w
165mm x 221mm
Available: 11th August 2021
Down the long driveway at the end of Second Avenue is a single story abode perched on a cliff overlooking the water. The timber constructed house built in the 1950s, is surrounded by native pohutukawa trees whose bright red coloured flowers are mimic'ed by the window frames and detailing of the exterior. As you walk down the narrow path along the side of the property, you can peer into the studio and catch a glance of an older man working away at his desk. Surrounded by books, records and CDs he will be drafting plans by hand for his next project. Continue along the path and reach the edge of the cliff — watch your step as you go down the decaying staircase and arrive at a small landing lapping in the waves of the harbour.
This record is dedicated to my grandfather Jack and the house he built.
A1.All Night, All Right!
Release Date: 27th August 2021
Legendary British producer Kevin Martin is back with his first new full-length album under The Bug moniker in seven years. ‘Fire’, the third album to his urban triptych (‘London Zoo’ and ‘Angels & Devils’) is released on Ninja Tune.
Kevin Martin is known globally for his experimental cross of genres (electronic, hip-hop, dubstep, dancehall and grime) and has received endless support over the years from fans and press alike. His previous records have received critical acclaim, with ‘London Zoo’ (2008) named Record Of The Year in Wired’s annual critics’ poll, and ‘Angels & Devils’ (2014) ranked #2 on Crack’s Albums Of The Year, Mojo’s Top 10 Albums Of The Year’, #5 in Quietus’ Albums Of The Year and #18 on Rolling Stone’s 20 Best Electronic & Dance Albums Of 2014, plus many more.
‘Fire’ is an exhilarating 14 track album featuring the legendary MCs Moor Mother, Flowdan, Daddy Freddy, Irah, Roger Robison, Nazamba, FFSYTHO, Manga and Logan, and possibly the most ferociously realised and immensely moving music Kevin has ever made. The record is a response to the unique circumstances of the past year and also a chance to reflect on his journey from reclusive sound-obsessive to family man.
The Bug has previously performed at internationally renowned festivals such as Glastonbury, Primavera Sound, Roskilde, Supersonic, Way Out West and Sound City.
For fans of Wiley, King Midas Sound, Kode9, Pinch, Zomby, Newham Generals, Roll Deep. Double LP on yellow and red 140g vinyl in a silkscreen printed gatefold sleeve with red paper inners and unique sticker.
The Fourth Day (feat. Roger Robinson)
Pressure (feat. Flowdan)
Demon (feat. Irah)
Vexed (feat. Moor Mother)
Clash (feat. Logan)
War (feat. Nazamba)
How bout dat (feat. FFSYTHO)
Bang (feat. Manga Saint Hilare)
Hammer (feat. Flowdan)
Ganja Baby (feat. Daddy Freddy)
Fuck Off (feat. Logan)
Bomb (feat. Flowdan)
High Rise (feat. Manga Saint Hilare)
The Missing (feat. Roger Robinson)
Release Date: 6th August 2021
The sound of optimism in the midst of battle. A bold, impassioned cry – railing against the forces of greed at their depth of their depravity. A statement of Socialist intent and rejection of all musical conformity. 20th Century Music - as there has been no 21st. The story hasn't ended and shows no sign of doing so. Beauty is truth, truth beauty said Keats - and all you need to know. No illusion. No lies. The clarity of identity. The teaming of Blackness and Neurodiversity and the manifold combination to be found within. Matt Lord and dego lead us away from avarice and onwards to Joy. Better than pleasure.
a1: Who's Gold, Who's Gold Plated?
a2: Keep to the Left
a3: Guess Who's Smoking
a4: Life Happens Here
a5: It's Not What You Know, It's What You Can Prove
a6: No Romance
b1: The Curtain Falls
b2: They Don't Know, Don't Care, Don't Care to Know
b3: Better Than Pleasure
b4: Your New Life Costs You Your Old Life
b5: People Lie, Actions Don't
b6: Pale Care, Avant!
Available: 6th August 2021
Limited Edition 2X12" LP (Strictly limited to 300 copies) pressed on virgin 150 gram customized "midnight blue" transparent colored vinyl, packaged in a black LP sleeve with a custom chrome sticker. These will be housed in a resealable Japanese imported poly sleeve with anti-static sleeves. A Detroit classic, played and charted by Marcel Dettman, Richie Hawtin, Francois K, Juan Atkins and countless others, long out-of-print gem!
a1. Intrusion (Dub)
b1. Intrusion (cv313 Reduction)
c1.Intrusion (Phase90 Reshape)
Available: 6th August 2021
Limited Edition 2X12" LP pressed on customized "midnight blue" virgin vinyl, packaged in eco-friendly reverse board LP sleeve with a custom chrome sticker, packaged in a resealable Japanese imported poly sleeve. A Detroit classic, long out-of-print and features some of the most beautiful remixes ever heard, from Convextion, Deepchord, Echospace & Soultek, strictly limited!!
A1. Starlight (Original Mix)
A2. Starlight (Soultek's Falling Stars Mix)
B1. Starlight (Deepchord Mix)
C1. Starlight (Echospace Mix)
C2. Starlight (Echospace Dub)
D1. Starlight (Convextion Mix)
Available: 30th July 2021
Slick jungle, low-slung broken beat and even a deep house banger, 'Interlocked' assembles 8 tracks of some of the purest old-school vibes by a veteran of the scene under a brand new alias for a frustrated and precarious (post)-lockdown summer. Tapping the drama and energy of the largely pre-generic party days of '91-94 - a halcyon time of transition in which Drumskull himself, as a life-long skater otherwise stoked on the the raw energy of 80s skate video soundtracks - to Black Flag, JFA, Minor Threat, Stupids et al, to Primus, Gang Starr and Meat Beat Manifesto, made the passage into syncopated machine funk, to sub bass, time-stretched breaks and automated beat production.
Physically drumming in a couple of skate punk bands in the early 90s, exposure to hardcore and early jungle tapes in '93 by DJ Dimension and DJ Rob (Leeds Orbit, UK), amongst countless others, inspired an archetypal move to sell his drum kit so as to land a set of Technics 1210s. Spinning techno and jungle on the local free party scene and clubs as part of a DJ collective from '94-96, crafting early tunes on Amiga ProTracker software, and shortly after running club nights in mid-90s London with Mo' Wax and Ninja Tune artists, Drumskull expresses the eclecticism of the era across 8 big tracks of previously unreleased material. Evoking all the energy and excitement of being involved in those early years of dance culture, 'Interlocked' powerfully yet playfully connects then to now, reveling in a sense of timelessness, mutation and hybridity.
Album photography by Amir Zaki from his book with legendary Skateboarder Tony Hawk and author Peter Zellner 'California Concrete: A Landscape of Skateparks (2019). Graffiti lettering by original UK stylemaster and beatmaker REQ TDK.
a1 Battle Stations
b1 Broken Rinse
c1 Negative 7
c2 Unarmed Opponent
d1 Information Society