New D&B Releases
PRINT006 – Nick Bee – New Born Star EP – 12″ Vinyl
Following fast on the heels of his huge EP on Noisia’s Invisible imprint comes The Ukraine’s newest star NICK BEE’s debut on ZERO T’s FOOTPRINTS label.Taken from the forthcoming compilation LP “FOOTPRINTS Vol.1, NEW BORN STAR shows an unseen side to NICK BEE, with melancholic vocals drifting over an emotive chord structure, driven his trademark snapping snares and heavy bass. On the flip we have his infectious Reprint of PROKTAH’s “WRONG WAY” which showcases Nick’s dancefloor sensiblities to their fullest. A taste of what’s to come from NICKBEE in 2013, currently working on his DEBUT LP for FOOTPRINTS.
l Nick Bee – New Born Star
r Proktah – Wrong Way (Nick Bee Reprint)
CRIT067 – Xtrah – Soundclash / Discordance – 12″ Vinyl
Xtrah Xtrah! You’ll be reading all about this one for a long time to come as Yasin Elgohary delivers his very first outing on Critical Music and what a debut it is. Having smashed the living daylights out of little sister label Modulations with ‘Set The Levels’, his new offerings are nothing short of devastating. Get the vibes in, this one’s ready to rip a hole in it! Summer soundsystem inspired ‘Soundclash’ is possibly the rudest cut of drum & bass you’ll be hearing this year. From the soundboy vox, the heinous thudding b-line and mid-range pops, it’s easy to hear how this dubwise piece of musical mastery has been hammering clubs across the globe. Original junglist material for 2012, there is no doubt. Wheel it up!Straight no filler, this next one is a killer! ‘Discordance’ sees Xtrah rolling hard once again with frenetic percussion and morphing bass that harks back to some vintage Ram Trilogy for a proper full force effect. Prickly drum edits and the massive ‘I know it sounds deep’ vocal make this a great way to end one of the most hefty D&B releases of 2012. Much more to come from this new Critical superstar.
a Xtrah – Soundclash
aa Xtrah – Discordance
ALIGN009 – Ruffhouse – Pellet / Classified – 12″ Vinyl
RUFFHOUSE is a collective consisting of PESSIMIST, VEGA and COOPER. The trio decided to join forces at the start of 2012 and have since been gaining support from some of the major players in the Drum and Bass scene including Loxy, dBridge, Doc Scott and Skeptical. With a distinct and recognisable sound, Ruffhouse are bridging the gap between the modern and the old, the deep and the dark. The lads first met 3 years ago, at Vega’s bi-monthly event ‘Abstractions’ in Bristol, quickly realising their shared passion for similar styles of music. From there, collaborations and experimenting in the studio together has led to the development of what we now know as Ruffhouse. “Basically we had all been toying with the idea of starting a production crew as we are all influenced drum and bass wise by people like The Horsemen (Loxy, Keaton, Dylan & Ink), Bad Company and Vicious Circle. The thing we liked about those guys was the whole unity and crew vibe that they all had.” Pellet and Classified is the first vinyl release for promising Bristol based trio, both tracks featuring heavily in the sets of Loxy, dBridge, Doc Scott and Skeptical.
a Ruffhouse – Pellet
aa Ruffhouse – Classified
NZ019 – Tokyo Prose & Phil Tangent, Klute / Clarity – Code Of Honour ‘Honesty’ – 12″ Vinyl
Limited edition Hand Stamped Solid White Vinyl.The first single from the Way Of The Samurai 2 ‘Code Of Honour’ compilation comes from two artists that represent the cross section of the Samurai Music Sound perfectly. Long time Samurai family member Klute adds his deft, distinctive touch on a remix of Tokyo Prose & Phil Tangent’ ‘Parity’. A firm favourite for every DJ lucky to get their hands on it, and one that draws the attention of every lady in the nearby vicinity. A future Klute classic! Clarity represents the new breed of producer and dynamic, and is someone Samurai Music will be working closely with in the future. ‘Cold Blank’ is a surefire dance-floor weapon which has been used constantly by the likes of Doc Scott, dBridge, Loxy and many more, but those 3 names are enough to signify the potency of this bullet. ‘Code Of Honour’ is released on limited 2xCD, unlimited Digital on 15.10.2012. 5 carefully selected 12″ samplers from the album will also be released in the month of October.
a Tokyo Prose & Phil Tangent – Parity (Klute Remix)
b Clarity – Cold Bank
NARRATIVES003 – Escher – Rugged / Late Snare – 12″ Vinyl
In the short space of a year Narratives Music has gained a level of acclaim and support which belies the labels age. As a Drum and Bass stable it has secured constant support from A list DJs such as Rockwell, D Bridge, Kasra and BBC Radio 1′s Friction; and similarly it has a growing reputation amongst purveyors of other genres, with the likes of Kuedo, Rob da Bank, Laurent Garnier and Ulrich Schnaus offering strong support.The breadth of sound and style in the labels previous two outings pricked the ears of the highly regarded Resident Advisor website who described the Narratives sound as “capable of providing the soundtrack to a film as well as moving a dancefloor”.As the seasons change and the year begins to close, October witnesses the third release and in keeping with the label’s ethos, keeps the listeners on their toes; flipping the sound to something altogether more aggressive whilst maintaining the emotive tones of the previous single. Narratives 003 sees label co-founder Escher dropping his long awaited solo efforts “Rugged” and “Late Snare”. With a firm nod back to the 90′s golden era of DnB, Escher delivers a concoction of breaks and bass that do not contradict the title, its emotive intro setting up the most “Rugged” of drops.Having done the rounds at the summer festivals of Outlook, Sun and Bass, and Dimensions, this brace of tracks represents Narratives darkest and most dancefloor of sounds yet and found its way in to the record bags of the scene’selite.DJ Support includes : Goldie, Friction, Loxy, Doc Scott, Skeptical, Rockwell, D Bridge
a Escher – Rugged
aa Escher – Late Snare
New D&B Promos
PRINT007 – Calibre – Rennaisance EP – 12″ Vinyl
Two years after kicking off FOOTPRINTS with “Devil Inside” PRINT001, the mighty Calibre returns to grace Zero T’s label with this three track EP. This release showcases Calibre’s diverse genius, with two house tracks and one dubby DnB roller.Title track “Rennaisance” is a smooth jazz/dub deep house affair, complete with trademark Calibre horn and vocal snippets.”Reach” is a more uptempo, US Garage style number. Featured on Zero T FABRICLIVE052.Finally we have the Drum and Bass end of things covered with “Plugs”. From the moment the Bristol-esque sub drops it can only be one man.All three tracks are taken from the forthcoming LP “ZERO T presents FOOTPRINTS Volume 1″
a Calibre – Plugs
b1 Calibre – Rennaisance
b2 Calibre – Reach
D&B Restocks Vinyl
MODULE001 – Lenzman – More Than I Can Take / Silhouette
MODULE010 – June Miller – Snapcase
NONVOGUE006 – The Upbeats & Noisia / The Upbeats & Gridlok – Blindfold / Krypto
VTG004 – Utah Jazz & David Boomah / Utah Jazz – Groove Therapy 12″ part 1
VTGCD002 – Utah Jazz – Groove Therapy LP
D&B Restocks CD Albums
SIGCD002 – Calibre – Shelflife (2XCD Format)
VIOCD002 – Various – Salvation (CD Format)
SOULR040CD – Various Artists – Marcus Intalex Presents DAT:MUSIC II
SIGCD004 – Calibre – Shelflife 2
SIRENUKLPCD1 – Siren – Broken Silence
New Bass Music CD
HFCD009 – Sigha – Living With Ghosts – CD
After an outstanding pack of 12-inches for Scuba’s Hotflush Recordings, London DJ and producer Sigha a.k.a James Shaw confidently returns to the label with his heavily anticipated debut LP, ‘Living WIth Ghosts’. For this offering he presents twelve impressive techno and ambient productions and fuses his love of classic UK techno with the contemporary sound that currently pulses through Berlin’s Berghain. Since his 2009 debut on the label, Sigha has organically shifted further and further into the straight 4/4 realm of techno, embracing the subterranean, darker soundscapes of his new production homebase, Berlin. However, hiding under all that bass, one can still hear the whisper of many long forgotten shoegaze numbers – My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth and Slowdive, some of Sigha’s heaviest influences, vibrate throughout. Years of playing guitar in London bands defined Sigha’s musical start and gave him an ear for the emotive. He was able to merge both worlds after quite literally stumbling across techno by chance, igniting his love of electronic music. Ever since, he’s expertly navigated the halls of UK Garage and dub, releasing on Hotflush, Blueprint and his own fledgling imprint, Our Circular Sound, finely tuning his style, eventually landing squarely in a place where he feels most at home: techno. Kicking off the journey is the falsely pacifying and ethereal track ‘Mirror’, a brief lull before the onslaught of melodic sonic doom that is ‘Living WIth Ghosts’. From the oscillating come-up dubbiness of ‘Ascension’ to the banging heavenliness that is ‘Puritan’, to the dripping wet, acid-licked ‘Scene Couple’, Sigha only comes up for ambient air on ‘Suspension’ before plunging back down for more. ‘Dressing for Pleasure (Ideal)’ and ‘Dressing for Pleasure (Extract)’ are both awash with the cold hallmark sounds of Regis, while the bleak, minimal surfaces of ‘Delicate’ and ‘She Kills In Ecstasy’ perfectly soundtrack the inescapable morning-after come-down, before ‘Aokigahara’ rounds off the album in an elegant soundscape. An additional track, ‘Brood’ will be released as limited vinyl-only 10″, and will never see the digital light of day. Sigha has provided remixes for well-respected labels like CLR, Mikrowave, Metalheadz, Echocord, Steadfast and Sudden Drop, and maintains a very busy touring and production schedule. ‘Living With Ghosts’ will be given a full CD/vinyl/digital release on 19th November.
1 Sigha – Mirror
2 Sigha – Ascension
3 Sigha – Puritan
4 Sigha – Scene Couple
5 Sigha – Translate
6 Sigha – Suspension
7 Sigha – Dressing For Pleasure (Ideal)
8 Sigha – Faith And Labour
9 Sigha – Delicate
10 Sigha – Dressing For Pleasure (Extract)
11 Sigha – She Kills in Ecstasy
12 Sigha – Aokigahara
New Bass Music releases
NKD002 – Breach & Midland – 101 / Somewhere – 12″ Vinyl
Limited Hand stamped Vinyl.Collaboration between Breach and Midland, released on Breach’s Naked Naked label.
a Breach & Midland – 101
b Breach & Midland – Somewhere
MINDSET012 – Elsewhere – Trippin EP – 12″ Vinyl
Continuing in a strong and revitalised form that has seen widespread recognition for releases from Synkro, Troy Gunner, Szare and Stickman, Mindset Records return with a debut 12” for longtime friend of the label, Elsewhere.Hailing from the same rural locale as sometime production partner Stickman, Elsewhere’s infinitely technical productions bear the hallmarks of a studio obsessive, with production values of a higher level helping to deliver three tracks of a unique quality. With productions informed partly by seminal trips to London to stand in front of DMZ soundsytems, Elsewhere reworks the dystopian dread and power of that sound into something entirely new, with lead track Trippin already finding its way into the record bags of ∆kkord, Lone, Troy Gunner and more.Bott Bott displays intense dynamics with a smartly deployed vocal and a ruthless subbass underpinning a ferocious UK funky influenced drumtrack whilst The Espers comes with alternating slices of rude UKG swagger and some subtle atmospheric work.
a Elsewhere – Trippin
b1 Elsewhere – Bott Bott
b2 Elsewhere – The Espers
New Bass Music Promos
PIPS020 – Phat Chex – Can’t Stop / Git Da Funk – 12″ Vinyl
A real treat up next for you on Apple Pips, coming from talented Plymouth based beatsmith Phat Chex … Phat Chex aka Ben Pooley came to Apple Pips attention through the DJ/promoter Necta Selecta, who was repping Chex beats at the legendary Subheavy parties. When Necta dropped ‘Git Da Funk’, it was a case of “who the ruddy heck is this by?!” A friendship was struck up, and tune swapping has resulted in these two beauties being dropped on wax..A versatile producer who sums up the current bass scene’s openminded attitude to genres and influences, Chex is at home making deep electro, heads down techno, smokey jazzed out house, or post whatever bass music..
a Phat Chex – Can’t Stop
aa Phat Chex – Git Da Funk
DMZ029 – Mala – Stand Against War / Maintain Thru Madness – 12″ Vinyl
180 gram Vinyl pressure from Mala.
a Mala – Stand Against War
aa Mala – Maintain Thru Madness
OSMUK023 – Kryptic Minds – The Divide / Rule Of Language – 12″ Vinyl
Kryptic Minds return to their Osiris Music label. ‘Rule Of Language’ is pure dark matter. With ‘The Divide’ the guys blur the lines between Techno and Dungeon bass with this 4/4 roller.
x Kryptic Minds – The Divide
y Kryptic Minds – Rule Of Language
CHST023 – Sleeper – Dawn of The Replicants – 12″ Vinyl
It has been a busy year for Sleeper having already released his killer debut Chestplate 12”, Zombies/ Scanners back in January, and his collaborative 12” with District landing shortly after helping to solidify his status as one of Dubstep’s premier producers. He rounds off 2012 in fine style with a pair of his meanest and most destructive beats yet, ‘Dawn Of The Replicants’ and‘Zodiac’, garnering wide support from scene heavyweights that include Mala, Youngsta, Distance, Icicle, Cyrus, J:Kenzo and Tunnidge. Sleeper’s Neurofunk influences shine through on both tracks, utilising monstrous Reese synth lines to devastating effect. ‘Dawn Of The Replicants’ is as bleak and hard-hitting as they come, as he carves a sinister backdrop of sound before a vicious drop of pure sub-frequency pressure and wildly thrashing mid-range contortions; huge, club-wrecking stomper material on a darker tip.‘Zodiac’ builds up purposefully like a predator circling its prey before going in for the kill with snarling growls, monstrous crashing snares and deep chasms of penetrating low-end; more lethal firepower in trademark Chestplate fashion from Sleeper to complete a record that will remain a permanent fixture in your bag.
a Sleeper – Dawn of The Replicants
aa Sleeper – Zodiac
TSWL01 – Dro Carey – N.R. – 12″ Vinyl
12″ vinyl only. The first entry into the Templar Sound white label series comes via Sydney savant Dro Carey. Carey’s N.R. beat is the centrepiece of this vinyl-only release. The track is a menacing hybrid of rapid-fire martial 808s and uncompromising sub-low bass, indebted in equal parts to Black Ops and Mobb Deep.Grime don J-Sweet forges his own uncompromising version turning the instrumental into a brutal piece of 8-bar weaponry guaranteed to cause damage in the rave. The A-side of the record is reserved for a vocal of the N.R. beat by South London’s Merky Ace with the MC riding the track with ease, his vicious flow effectively kept in check by Carey’s brooding instrumental.
a Dro Carey – N.R. (Merky Ace Vocal)
b1 Dro Carey – N.R.
b2 Dro Carey – N.R. (J Sweet Remix)
HFLP009 – Sigha – Living With Ghosts – 12″ Vinyl x 2
After an outstanding pack of 12-inches for Scuba’s Hotflush Recordings, London DJ and producer Sigha a.k.a James Shaw confidently returns to the label with his heavily anticipated debut LP, ‘Living WIth Ghosts’. For this offering he presents twelve impressive techno and ambient productions and fuses his love of classic UK techno with the contemporary sound that currently pulses through Berlin’s Berghain. Since his 2009 debut on the label, Sigha has organically shifted further and further into the straight 4/4 realm of techno, embracing the subterranean, darker soundscapes of his new production homebase, Berlin. However, hiding under all that bass, one can still hear the whisper of many long forgotten shoegaze numbers – My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth and Slowdive, some of Sigha’s heaviest influences, vibrate throughout. Years of playing guitar in London bands defined Sigha’s musical start and gave him an ear for the emotive. He was able to merge both worlds after quite literally stumbling across techno by chance, igniting his love of electronic music. Ever since, he’s expertly navigated the halls of UK Garage and dub, releasing on Hotflush, Blueprint and his own fledgling imprint, Our Circular Sound, finely tuning his style, eventually landing squarely in a place where he feels most at home: techno. Kicking off the journey is the falsely pacifying and ethereal track ‘Mirror’, a brief lull before the onslaught of melodic sonic doom that is ‘Living WIth Ghosts’. From the oscillating come-up dubbiness of ‘Ascension’ to the banging heavenliness that is ‘Puritan’, to the dripping wet, acid-licked ‘Scene Couple’, Sigha only comes up for ambient air on ‘Suspension’ before plunging back down for more. ‘Dressing for Pleasure (Ideal)’ and ‘Dressing for Pleasure (Extract)’ are both awash with the cold hallmark sounds of Regis, while the bleak, minimal surfaces of ‘Delicate’ and ‘She Kills In Ecstasy’ perfectly soundtrack the inescapable morning-after come-down, before ‘Aokigahara’ rounds off the album in an elegant soundscape. An additional track, ‘Brood’ will be released as limited vinyl-only 10″, and will never see the digital light of day. Sigha has provided remixes for well-respected labels like CLR, Mikrowave, Metalheadz, Echocord, Steadfast and Sudden Drop, and maintains a very busy touring and production schedule.
a1 Sigha – Mirror
a2 Sigha – Dressing For Pleasure (Ideal)
a3 Sigha – She Kills In Ecstasy
b1 Sigha – Puritan
b2 Sigha – Dressing For Pleasure (Extract)
b3 Sigha – Suspension
c1 Sigha – Translate
c2 Sigha – Delicate
d1 Sigha – Aokigahara
3024020 – Trevino – Tactical Manoeuvre E.P. – 12″ Vinyl
This twentieth 3024 release is by my friend Trevino. I’m particularly proud to put this out because it was Trevino (aka Marcus Intalex), who signed my very first tracks and gave me my break back in 2005 (a 12″ called Get Down on his label Revolve:r).In the last two years he’s started taking his techno more seriously, writing new tracks at a very fast pace. I’m glad people are taking notice of his music cos he is the real deal and it was tough picking tracks for this release cos he’s making so many!Ultimately we chose four that would clearly showcase Marcus’ different sides and styles. So, seven years after my “Get Down”, I am proudly presenting the mighty Trevino with his “Tactical Manoeuvre EP”.
a Trevino – Shank
b1 Trevino – Spin Away
b2 Trevino – Tactical Manoeuvre
KAP009 – Joker – Old Era – 12″ Vinyl
Joker returns to form with this excellent 12″, presenting ‘Old Era’ – a future proof dancefloor smasher backed by deadly re-mix from Bristolian purple partner in grime, Gemmy. Very few producers can capture mainstream interest while focusing on an honest, underground vibe – Joker is one of them and he’s done it again! Watch out too for the accompanying video of ‘Old Era’, which features a fully animated Liam Mclean, aka Joker, riding his motorbike over barren land-scapes on an essential mission!DJ supports from Benga, Mistajam, N-Type, MRK1, Surgeon, Bok Bok, Guido, Gemmy, RSD, Blackdown and many, many more!
a Joker – Old Era
aa Joker – Old Era (Gemmy Remix)
LOB006 – Animal Youth – Sixty Four Zero / Crackle – 12″ Vinyl
The hotly anticipated release from Animal Youth, supported by Boddika, Loefah, Jackmaster and more, is finally here.
a Animal Youth – Sixty Four Zero
b Animal Youth – Crackle
IMRV002 – Catacombs – Exodus – 10″ Vinyl
“After the resounding success of the Innamind Recordings debut vinyl release back in July, they come correct once again as Catacombs steps into the fray with two high tensile halfstep missiles, featuring a collaboration with Manchester’s Knowledge on ‘Exodus’, and ‘Organism’ on the flip. Their tough and uncompromising beats have been regularly cropping up in the sets of every major heavy-hitter from Biome to the Anti-Social crew to N-Type, and mid-November will finally see two of their most serious productions to date released on IMRV002 across both vinyl and digital formats.Catacombs and Knowledge combine production skillsets on ‘Exodus’ and bring pure, unadulterated dreadnought-styled bass pressure. Deftly crafted drum patterns set the scene, and lead into haunting wails of distant Eastern melody and a chilling vocal sample before the drop hits like a sonic depth charge, driven by imperious sub-frequency engineering and twisted snarls of probing mid-range. ‘Organism’ features Catacombs on a solo tip, with the Midlands based beatsmith building pensive, moody aesthetics that bristle with malevolence. Dense walls of low-end swell restlessly beneath darting sweeps of mechanised synths, super crisp snare cracks and patters of neatly applied bongos; lethal moves to round off another killer Innamind 10”. ”
a Catacombs and Knowledge – Exodus
aa Catacombs – Organism
MUV003 – Demon & DCult – Frostbite / Sliver – 12″ Vinyl
Macabre Unit Digital makes it’s third foray into the world of the vinyl press in the shape of MUV003. Unit commander Demon takes one side, fresh from his numero uno “Boneyard EP” on MUD, and colab with Biome on MUV002, and the ever present DCult holds it down on the flip, having featured on the first MUV press.Demon kicks off with Frostbite, eerily shuffling into earshot, creating a threatening sense of anticipation with moody tones and teases of weight sneaking out amongst restrained drums. It snaps into the type of face-pulling neck-snapper Demon is reknowned for, electrifying stabs and growls sitting around precise, clean percussion, whilst being powered along by a juggernaut of a sub undercurrent. DCult’s offering sounds like armaggedon, haunting and tentative from the off, before an injection of post-apocalyptic snarls add a sinister hint of what is to come. Sliver kicks into action, eastern vocals rise as the snarls dart in, each time with more brutal intensity, as the percussion marches forward, before breaking into an almost tribal vibe over driving low end weight. Macabre sounds!
a Demon – Frostbite
aa DCult – Sliver
MS010 – RSD – Dancehall Rock ft Ricky Ranking / Too Much War – 12″ Vinyl
Moonshine Recordings is happy to present two new heavy tunes from the mighty RSD. RSD, perhaps better known as Bristol bass and drum music stalwart Rob Smith (one half of respected production duo Smith and Mighty), has been pushing bass heavy rhythms for more than two decades. Under the moniker RSD, he produces fresh, innovative bass music that simultaneously pays dues to his deep soundsystem roots while pushing things ever forward. Main track on this 12″ is grimey ‘Dancehall Rock’ that features vocals from Ricky Ranking, well known from his collaborations with The Bug. It is currently receiving heavy worldwide dj support from the likes of DJ Madd, Radikal Guru, Roommate, Dreadsquad, BunZero, 6Blocc among others. On the flip you can find ‘Too Much War’, a heavy bass riddim that reminds of RSD’s older productions.
a RSD – Dancehall Rock ft Ricky Ranking
b RSD – Too Much War
CIV042 – Brassica – TEMPLE FORTUNE EP (Includes Download code for full release + BONUS OM UNIT & CAPRACARA REMIXES) – 12″ Vinyl
Brassica presents Temple Fortune; a beautiful, bittersweet EP of synth-steeped electronic music and the producer’s debut for Civil Music. The record was created during a year of musical experimentation and inspired by club experiences, both good and bad, childhood memories and existential anxiety.Incorporating analog synths, vintage drum machines, rave nostalgia, 80′s electronic pop, cosmic slow jams, avant-garde electronics and a melancholic crush of Italo, Electro and disco bearing vocals, Brassica’s music remembers much – memories that are worth the price of admission alone – but drawing in part on the urban solitude each evokes and coupling with feelings humid and raw, the music of Michael Anthony Wright is able to express so much more, a quiet storm of musical restraint and emotive power. Aligning music with that of greats such as Throbbing Gristle, New Order, Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire is a daunting prospect; but gazing out of the sensual and emotional ‘Temple Fortune’ is an artist showing the vision and individuality to place himself among such exquisite talent.Resonating with ghostly funk, intimate and sagely Temple Fortune is intelligent and immersive. Haunting lead track Modern Magic is equal parts theatrical, romantic and wrenching. Led by a bass line (from a fretless bass guitar) which sees the spectral image of Joy Division’s Peter Hook alive and well, it features live drums, restless vocals and long, slow, constellation mapping synth lines. The playful/woeful space jam of Lose Him follows, and includes the vocal of long time friend ‘Stuart Warwick’. A nervous death dance interspersed with (ware)house bass lines and sinister synths intensify over a furtive playground chant. Milieux Metrix includes the hushed voice of Ghostape. Bass heavy disco stomps and key lead synths swirl alongside strange sounds while low vibrato cello calls give tension/release to the disorientating ancient meets the modern age theme. The EP closes with the soulful, ghostly rave of Lydden Circuit. The rushing anxeity and dancefloor disquiet have somewhat made an underground hero of Brassica for a quiet generation of lost ravers. (To which the comments on the self made & mesmerizing video appearing almost a year ago on youtube attest.) Add a floor ready acid disco remix from Capracara, & Om Unit’s consistently unique take on the footwork sound adding a new dimension to his rework, this is quite a package. Brassica views his music as a highly personal, pure distillation of his own experiences. As a child his desire to “go beyond listening” and “somehow get around the back” initially manifested itself at a very early age – modifying the family tape deck, removing the erase function to endlessly overdub and create cassette tape collages. Entering his teens rave happened. religiously attending local under-18’s raves he indulged in Ratpack, Slipmatt, DJ Hype & more. Subsequent spells in various prog, hardcore and metal bands developed into adventures in experimental music and performances with the London Sinfonietta + airings of his compositions on BBC Radio 3. However a realisation that “chin-stroking, experimental music buffs actually cared less about the music than the¬ party people, who were physically showing their appreciation for the sounds they heard” lead him to his ongoing love affair with italo, nu-disco, house and synth-based sounds. His first output was immediately snapped up by innovative underground labels, including Andy Blake’s Dissident, Tartaruga and Cyber Dance, simultaneously inducing feverish excitement from tastemakers 20 Jazz Funk Greats, Vice, BICEP and more, and paving the way for the Temple Fortune EP, his most accomplished offering yet. The Temple Fortune EP will be available from 19th November on 12″ & Download from Civil Music. A nostalgic trip through the past of synth-led music this is not. Cerebral and pioneering it exhibits an ahead-of-his-time mind in full flow, it is a monument to passion, energy, and cathartic despair.
a1 Brassica – Lydden Circuit
a2 Brassica – Lose Him
b1 Brassica – Modern Magic
b2 Brassica – Milieux Metrix
CIV045 – Starkey – Command (Includes Download code for full release + ORIGINAL + BONUS TRACK + BONUS REMIXES) – 12″ Vinyl
‘Command’ is the first taste of Starkey’s new album ‘Orbits’. The release features remixes from Plastician, Drums of Death, Pedro123, Noisses, DS1 + exclusive bonus track ‘Contact’. Starkey says “Command is my nod to what I’ve always liked about dubstep & grime music”. Trademark angular robo-funk growing from synthetic chords and the glitching vocal shards that makes Command so recognizable and leaves no doubt this is Starkey’s outrageously tight production at it’s most electrifying. A ‘Pulse X’ style kick makes ways for a yet bigger, wider synth lead that swerves from kinetic peaks to industrial ruffness and heartburst emotion practically every 16 bars.Command’s remix package includes revisions from both established original bass pioneers and restless young guns; all carrying their flame for grime, bass and uk pirate music enthusiasts worldwide. Grime and dubstep pioneer Plastician provides one of his rare production outings with his ‘Trapped in the Middle’ Remix. A rude 8-bar cut, its’s grimy, ruffneck ’04 bizness from the Croydon OG, Rinse/1Xtra/BBC R1 legend and Terrorhythm Imprint owner. Drums of Death continues on the stunning form of his ‘Waves Trilogy’ – refined dancefloor tension, jacking techno, intergalactic jazz and synthetic leads – it’s still ‘Command’ but retooled with euphoric rave-influenced ’90s House vibes.INCLUDES DOWNLOAD CODE FOR ALL TRACKS + BONUSESCommand (Original Mix)Command (Buku Remix)Contact (Exclusive Bonus Track)
a1 Starkey – Command (Plastician’s Trapped in the Middle Remix)
a2 Starkey – Command (Pedro123 Remix)
a3 Starkey – Command (DS1 Remix)
aa1 Starkey – Command (Drums of Death Remix)
aa2 Starkey – Command (Noisses Remix)
Bass Music Restocks CD
DOUBT001CD – 2562 – Fever
Bass Music Vinyl Restocks
HFLP002 – Scuba – A Mutual Antipathy LP Album
HFRMX004 – Scuba – The Upside (Martyn Remix)
HFLP003 – Scuba – Triangulation
MR010 – J Kezno – Rukus
MR011 – Jamie George – Flying Saucer (Ft Roska & J Kenzo Remixes)
SUAD063 – Shut Up And Dance – Epileptic (Martyn Remix)
HEK013 – Pangaea – Hex / Fatalist
DOUBT001R – 2562 – Aquatic Family Affair (Extended Re-cut) / Wasteland (Head High AKA Shed Remix)
NONPLUS018 – Doubleheart – Salsa Apocalypto
HFLP007 – Scuba – Personality (2X12” Vinyl & CD format)
DOUBT002 – 2562 – Air Jordan
7EVEN23 – ENA – Analysis Code / Splinter
7EVEN24 – Oceania – Postable EP
NONPLUS021 – Skudge – Fingers / Vessel