Release Date: 15th November 2019
WRXX4 is Y U QT’s first release on Warehouse Rave. Leicester based Garage new boys making some Melodic upbeat Bangers.Track 1 Can’t Hold it in is a Melodic Journey of Baselines/Strings/Vocals and skippy drums that compliment and set the tone for the EP. I Wanna Know is an upbeat Garage/House Club Track. Much like I wanna know we have Deeper Love a Housey/Garage Club tool With some Big basses and Nice Breakdowns. Fort Wibbler is a 4x4 Heater with a Dub Break down Champions taking the EP a little Darker. Slew Dem is a 2 step Bass Driven track ending the EP off in a moody but still upbeat style of Y U QT.
a1. Y U QT - I Cant Hold It In
a2. Y U QT - I Wanna Know
a3. Y U QT - Deeper Love
b1. Y U QT - Fort Wibbler
b2. Y U QT - Slew Dem
Release Date: 7th August 2020
WRX11 comes as the more utopian follow up to the murky atmospherics of Inflorescence pt1, this time brimming with intricate breakbeat acrobatics, uplifting melody and oozing bass - but still with room for some icy precision creeping in at the edges.
a1. Fiesta Soundsystem - zBlossom
a2. Fiesta Soundsystem - Away With The Fairies
b1. Fiesta Soundsystem - Onme
b2. Fiesta Soundsystem - Wiara
Release Date: 7th August 2020
Pump up the feeling is that true thing, a night out where you lose all grip on the middle world, where you let loose and let go. Entering the club, crossing a threshold into the unknown.That slap in the face, the overwhelming mass of people, sweat and funky vibrations that seem to permeate everything, a disorientating wobble that sends you spinning. You can stand at the peripheries or you can throw yourself at the mercy of the speakers. Your head splits open for a moment and eventually comes back together, the thoughts re-arranged into a new you, one not concerned for typical social norms, you and everyone else submitting to that insipid groove, the DJ watching for that perfect time to strike. A lull, a moment of silence, respite from the relentless otherworldly massacre of your primordial senses. You can hear the breathing, the murmurs the rapture, then as quick as it stops it starts again and your drawn into the fray, the melee the momentary telepathic melding of consciousness through shared sound. Together under a groove, lost in music.
a1. THUGWIDOW - Concussion
a2. THUGWIDOW - Coordinated Love
b1. THUGWIDOW - Fatigue
b2. THUGWIDOW - It Was Us Or Them
Release Date: 7th August 2020
Main Phase returns to Warehouse Rave with a four tracker 12" that shows the Copenhagen native take on both 2-step, grime and breaks. The release, Cool Down EP, sees the rising garagehead Main Phase explore the murky and dark areas of 2-step with direct nods to the grime scene generals as well as early rave sounds and euphoric breaks.
First cut on the 2-step dominated A-side, "Eski", sees Main Phase go dark with tight syncopated beats, heavy basslines and a little help from the godfather himself.
Staying in grime-ish areas, "Bluku" delivers clear nods to the grime-scene with icy synths and sirens while still maintaining the freshness of 2-step. Oh my gosh!
The B-side of the record opens up with the title track "Cool Down ('93 Mix)", an homage to big raves, hefty breaks and slashing reeses.
From slashing reeses to gully subs, the final track of the record, "All of the People" sees Main Phase make breaks workout side-by-side with playful synth melodies and mc-samples from way back when. Hold tight!
a1. Main Phase - Bluku
a2. Main Phase - Eski
b1. Main Phase - Cool Down (93 Mix)
b2. Main Phase - All Off The People
Release Date: 29th November 2019
So release number five for Warehouse Rave falls to Skin Teeth and his brand of Heavy Jungle influenced Breakbeat. Nostalgic and forward looking at the same time this E.P. wears it's love for all things early ninety's firmly on it's sleeve!
Opening proceedings we have The Rollers. A combination of classic Jungle breakbeats, eerie and melancholic Pads and a brutal bassline that acts as a mission statement for the rest of the E.P. Titled after the the iconic Sanctuary's second warehouse, The Rollers does it's best to encapsulate that feeling of raving in 1993.
Following on from The Rollers we have Unity. Influenced by such legendary producers as Nookie, Dj Crystal and Skanna, Unity utilises 808 stabs, emotive Pads and the now famous Reese bass to recreate a moment in time when the rave landscape was changing. Couple these elements with an anthemic vocal and you get a tune strictly for the 4am crew.
Huge Drums and a booming wall of Sub bass typify this Dark slice of underground rave music. Raw adrenalin fueled Hardcore Jungalism is the order of the day here.
Add to into this heady mix a classic vocal and you have a track reminiscent of some of DJ SS's Formation output from back in the day.
Heaven On Earth
Referencing the Weekend World Rave of the same name, Heaven On Earth cuts straight to the chase. vocal snippets and a heavily edited Think Break are underpinned by Booming sub bass, culminating in a 130bpm slice of Junglism that wouldn't of been out of place on the dancefloor in 1995.
a1. Skin Teeth - The Rollers
a2. Skin Teeth - Unity
b1. Skin Teeth - Silhouette
b2. Skin Teeth - Heaven On Earth
Released 2nd August 2019
For WRXX3 its Holloway’s premier vinyl release with the label. The London based producer serves up five heavyweight steppers that showcase the darker side of UK Garage.
Opener “Ride Dem Tight Kutz” volleys chopped percussive and vocal elements around the hard-hitting bassline, setting the foundation for the remainder of the EP.
Just like the previous track “South” takes a moodier stance.
The sinking sub-bass tones coupled with a 2-step swing brings a lively feel to the releases emotive and darker timbres.
The melodic elements of “You & Me” fuse to form a murky soundscape, chords and pads rise and fall beneath an energetic bassline which wavers below.
The Heavy drum selection of “Last Encounter” coupled with melodic rave stabs and bassline makes for a harmonious Breakbeat Garage track.
The melodic and pensive sound palette of “Pressure” sums up the E P.
a1. Ride Dem Tight Kutz
a3. You & Me
b1. Last Encounter