Various Artists - 140 ALLSTARS Vol. 1
Release Date: 23rd April 2021
Without showing any signs of tiring or losing any of the pace or quality shown this year, Belgian label DUPLOC announce the imminent arrival of a brand new Various Artists series with a specific focus on sound system, introducing 140 ALLSTARS Vol 1.
This exciting and truly heavyweight new project pays homage to the now legendary Tempa release series and follows. With the tracks and artists being kept quiet until closer to release and 100 early copies of the vinyl selling out in rapid time, the hype is certainly building, also helped by DJ support and love from the likes of Sicaria Sound, Jook & Ternion Sound.
Vol 1 features six brand new, huge and heavy cuts from some of the best rising stars in the game including the bad and bouncy 1893 from Essex-based JSM, the gritty & hard hitting Immortal by the Begian 11th Hour, the swinging, elephant-like Swerve from Rotterdam’s Crowley, the Trap-infused rough and tough Triple Choc from Berlin-based Causa, the big, bad and wobbly Better Stay Home by Germany’s Ome and finally Snake’s Kiss VIP from Russian-based Ninety, with it’s relentlessly pulsating wall of sub bass.
Talking about the new series, DUPLOC label owner Pieter Grauwels says, "W hen naming a project after one of the most iconic series that existed in dubstep, you know the pressure to deliver is on, but that's exactly what I needed. I have worked on quite a few compilation releases over the past years and I'm happy with the results, but I wanted to raise the bar. In slight contrast to our other releases, this series specifically built for the sound system and I couldn't be happier with all the heavyweight cuts on Vol. 1. There will be at least four more volumes coming through over the next year and a half and will be nicely wrapped up in a special vinyl box for the collectors in early 2022”
a1. JSM - 1893
a2. 11th Hour - Immortals
a3. Crowley - Swerve
b1. Causa - Triple Choc
b2. Ome - Better Stay Home
b3. Ninety - Snake's Kiss VIP