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New D&B CD





SUICIDECD012 – Mindscape – Martian Chronicles – CD
Welcome to the 2nd full length LP from Mindscape on your fav label Commercial Suicide. Since their 1st Lp “Black Lotus” Mindscape the trio morphed into a solo project fronted by Gergely Sasvári. “Martian Chronicles” showcases Mindscapes expertise of the Tech side of D&B with 14 slices of high powered audio architecture. With guest appearances from Audio, Chris SU, SKC, MC’s Coppa & Stapleton his is one great collection of work from one of the leaders of the field. Full club support from all sides of the D&B circuit including ANDY C, S.P.Y, Marky, Break, Klute, Ed Rush, Audio, Friction etc etc. Mindscape, is one of the major producers hailing from the thriving drum and bass scene in Budapest, homeland of producers like Chris.SU, SKC, Jade & Zero Method. In 2003 he founded the Mindscape trio, that a couple of years later became his solo project. First picked up by Trace, Mindscape soon became a worldwide known artist. 2007 saw his debut album called ’Black Lotus’ on Citrus Recordings, featuring heavyweight dancefloor smashers like the title track ’Black Lotus’ with Jade, or „Planet X” with Chris.su featuring the legandary Ryme Tyme. The Lp took him to the next level, his ener-gic, yet deep and minimal DJ sets were causing disturbance all over Europe, Australia and New Zealand. During his rich years in the scene he made quite an impact, he worked with, remixed, and was remixed by such illustrious artists as Cause 4 Concern, Gridlok, Break, Audio, Dose, Noisia and list goes on. After having releases on established labels such as Commercial Suicide, Subtitles, Eatbrain, Bad Taste, P51 and Citrus, and being featured on Andy C’s world famous mix Cd “Nightlife – Volume 5″ with the track called “Bounce”, now he finished his 3rd, science fiction themed album called “Martian Chronicles” for Klute’s label Commercial Suicide.

1 Mindscape – Martian Chronicles
2 Mindscape – Spaceface
3 Mindscape Ft. Audio and Stapleton – Truth Hurts
4 Mindscape – Gene Labs
5 Mindscape – Stardust
6 Mindscape feat. Chris SU – Swampster
7 Mindscape – Mechanical Man
8 Mindscape feat. MC Coppa – Critters
9 Mindscape – Dust Devil
10 Mindscape feat. SKC – Nightmare
11 Mindscape – Warp Zone
12 Mindscape – Through and Beyond
13 Mindscape – Journey to the Singularity
14 Mindscape – Bubblegun



MJAZZLP09CD – Various Artists – Nostalgic Futurisms – CD
Modern Urban Jazz present Nostalgic Futurisms, a collection of tracks inspired by the golden era of drum and bass. It brings together classics, reworkings and new material which hark back to 95/96 period.

1 Icons – Aspects and Aspirations
2 Justice & Diamond Eye – Straight Up
3 Paranoid Society & Metro – Marimba
4 Glider State – Nostalgia
5 Control Remote – Faded Memories
6 Metro – Special Groove
7 Nitro 44 & Momentum – Revolution
8 The Parameters – Satellite Respond
9 Stereotype – Joker
10 Krash – Essential 4 Life
11 Justice & Metro – Rezo
12 Cuelock – Decent Minds
13 Jason oS – Flatline

 

New D&B Releases





DMNDLP01S – June Miller & Proxima / Gamma – Drum & Bass on Demand Sampler – 12″ Vinyl
The diverse dutch guys June Miller and Tempa’s dubstep signing Proxima deliver a slice of tech funk with the track “Killswitch Engage” already featured on Kasra’s Fabriclive mix. “I’m Sick” from none other then Spinline’s Gamma is another stomper to make this release the best to ever grace vinyl on Demand Records.

a June Miller & Proxima – Killswitch Engage
b Gamma – Im Sick

 

New D&B Promos





DETAIL009 – Lynx & Hellrazor Ft Naomi Pryor – Locked On The Low – 12″ Vinyl
With a well-deserved break after the ‘Devil’s in the Detail’ album, Lynx returns with a fresh take on his sound. Locked on the Low is an exciting and daring collaboration with Sydney based singer songwriter, Naomi Pryor, whose voice has been compared to the amazing Sinead o’Connor & Kate Bush. The collaboration has stepped Lynx out of his normal position as a groundbreaking Drum and Bass artist, and gives a glimpse of the future – breaking down the boundaries of tempo and genre. Whilst retaining his unique sound, moving forward will see a considered focus towards radio friendly tracks…. which can really be heard in Locked On The Low. Already with airplay from BBC Radio 1 djs Benga & Skream, described by them as: ‘A stunningly beautiful track that makes you feel you’re in a festival at 5 in the morning’. A music video and potential Radio play listing on the horizon, this track is set to change the future for Lynx, Naomi Pryor and Detail Recordings!

a Lynx & Hellrazor Ft Naomi Pryor – Locked On The Low (Original)
aa Lynx & Hellrazor Ft Naomi Pryor – Locked On The Low (DNB Mix)




NU12053 – BCee & Bladerunner – Fatal Attraction / Black Hole – 12″ Vinyl
Hot on the heels of the superb June Miller and Heavy1 split offering comes long-time label affiliate BCee alongside recent collaborator Bladerunner to offer a 12 of spaced out jungle goodness. Following from his debut album ‘Beat The System’ released on his own imprint Spearhead, BCee returns to Nu Directions after a 7 year haitas to turn in a stunning collaborative 12″ with new production partner Bladerunner. Fatal Attraction has all the hallmarks of a classic BCee and Bladerunner composition. Its piano led intro sets the tone with haunting vocals before it drops into a trademark Bladerunner old school break workout. Black Hole enlists a similar old school vibe, deep atmospherics and lashings of bass, featuring the haunting vocal talents Of Shaz Sparks.

a BCee & Bladerunner – Fatal Attraction
aa BCee & Bladerunner Ft. Shaz Sparks – Black Hole




SUICIDELP012 – Mindscape – Martian Chronicles – 12″ Vinyl x 2
Welcome to the 2nd full length LP from Mindscape on your fav label Commercial Suicide. Since their 1st Lp “Black Lotus” Mindscape the trio morphed into a solo project fronted by Gergely Sasvári. “Martian Chronicles” showcases Mindscapes expertise of the Tech side of D&B with 14 slices of high powered audio architecture. With guest appearances from Audio, Chris SU, SKC, MC’s Coppa & Stapleton his is one great collection of work from one of the leaders of the field. Full club support from all sides of the D&B circuit including ANDY C, S.P.Y, Marky, Break, Klute, Ed Rush, Audio, Friction etc etc. Mindscape, is one of the major producers hailing from the thriving drum and bass scene in Budapest, homeland of producers like Chris.SU, SKC, Jade & Zero Method. In 2003 he founded the Mindscape trio, that a couple of years later became his solo project. First picked up by Trace, Mindscape soon became a worldwide known artist. 2007 saw his debut album called ’Black Lotus’ on Citrus Recordings, featuring heavyweight dancefloor smashers like the title track ’Black Lotus’ with Jade, or „Planet X” with Chris.su featuring the legandary Ryme Tyme. The Lp took him to the next level, his ener-gic, yet deep and minimal DJ sets were causing disturbance all over Europe, Australia and New Zealand. During his rich years in the scene he made quite an impact, he worked with, remixed, and was remixed by such illustrious artists as Cause 4 Concern, Gridlok, Break, Audio, Dose, Noisia and list goes on. After having releases on established labels such as Commercial Suicide, Subtitles, Eatbrain, Bad Taste, P51 and Citrus, and being featured on Andy C’s world famous mix Cd “Nightlife – Volume 5″ with the track called “Bounce”, now he finished his 3rd, science fiction themed album called “Martian Chronicles” for Klute’s label Commercial Suicide.

a Mindscape – Gene Labs
b Mindscape – Warp Zone
c Mindscape – Mechanical Man
d Mindscape feat. Chris SU – Swampster




SOULR059 – Phil Tangent – Restitution – 12″ Vinyl
Marcus Intalex’s favourite new artist of recent times, Phil Tan- gent, returns to Soul:R this month with his second single “Squar- ing the Circle” and “Restitution. His debut, “Billie’s Smile / Lunar “, proved a discerning and unique musicality to Tangent’s sound and demonstrated a level of musical depth, which is com- fortably at home in the Soul:r camp. SOULR59 will solidify the deserved recognition for Phil Tangent’s sound.

a Phil Tangent – Restitution
b Phil Tangent – Squaring the Circle

 

D&B Restocks Vinyl


DETAIL003 – Lynx Feat. Sense – For The Rebels 
SOULR049 – Marcus Intalex – 21 [Vinyl Edition] 
DETAIL006 – Lynx & Hellrazor – Traffic Jam 
NU12050 – Triad – NU12050 Triad 
DMND004 – Optiv & BTK – Crawler / Music Within 
DMND005 – Spinline & Hydro – Junction 13 / Perimeter 
DMND007EP – Spinline – Contrast EP 
SUICIDE062 – Klute / Nymfo – We R The Ones (Ulterior Motive Remix) 
SOULR053 – Marcus Intalex – Sell Your Soul 
SUICIDE064 – Prolix – Saw Head / Funkhole 

New Bass Music CD





PPROLP001 – Photek – KU:PALM – CD
The time has arrived. Having signaled his intent at the start of 2011 with the Avalanche EP – his first dancefloor-focused release for a number of years – PHOTEK has since gone on to deliver the Aviator EP, a much-hyped DJ-Kicks release for !K7, and now… Now is the time for the artist album. Now is the time for KU:PALM. “I made a conscious decision not to jump straight in with another album, I wanted to come back with the EP’s and get the release flow going again. I knew that if I did that, and approached with an open mind, the music and the album would take its course. As it did start to take shape it felt like it was sitting halfway between Modus Operandi and Solaris – which I felt was a good place to be. Now it’s finished, it might well be my favourite album to date.” With ‘Modus Operandi’ and ‘Solaris’ both regarded as seminal releases of their time – the word ‘classic’ is no over-statement – this is the message from a producer who has been there and done it all, and is feeling more inspired than ever. Over the past 20-years Rupert Parkes has been on a sonic-journey that’s seen him explore all corners of electronic music. Often surprising, always original, it was in 1995 that he released his first Photek release – the still-amazing ‘Natural Born Killa’ EP for Goldie’s Metalheadz. It was a release that transcended the sound of drum’n’bass at the time and his deeper, more intricate take on D’n’B/Jungle went on to form a whole new sub-genre for the scene. Fast-forward to 2012 and he’s just as well know for his ambient works, cinematic scores and love of house music, and it’s this open-minded approach to sound that has revived so much of his passion for the dancefloor. “I just really like how diverse clubland is in 2012. It seems like everyone from the old school to the newbies are open to anything – and that is a place that I feel very comfortable. I had to take some time out for a few years as I just didn’t feel like my music fitted in, I was like a square peg in a round hole – and then the last few years completely changed, there’s a real freedom and excitement in bass music once again. People like Maxxi Soundsystem, Bok Bok and Grenier – their approach to making music is exactly where I’m at.” Despite this enthusiasm for the new wave of exciting talent, Parkes has drawn inspiration from both the old and new, delivering an album that is defined by new ideas and superior sonics – not genre classification. He explains, “This album had to be the right listening experience for the headphone listeners as much as on a club soundsystem. That was a new experience for me because we had to make judgement calls to take that into account during the mix. Some stereo elements that sound amazing on headphones simply vanish on a mono soundsystem but I feel we got the right balance in the end.” Varying in tempos and ranging in influence, recent tracks such as ‘Aviator’, ‘Sleepwalking’ (feat/ Linche) and ‘This Love’ (feat Ray La Montagne) all feature, sitting alongside a variety of brand new material. But as Photek says himself, “Don’t think. Feel.”

1 Photek – Signals
2 Photek – Quadrant
3 Photek – Aviator
4 Photek – Pyramid
5 Photek – Shape Charge
6 Photek – Munich
7 Photek – Quevedo
8 Photek – Mistral
9 Photek – Oshun
10 Photek – Sleepwalking Feat. Linche
11 Photek – One Of A Kind Feat. Breakage & Veronika Coassolo
12 Photek – This Love Feat. Ray La Montagne

 

New Bass Music releases





MM057 – Vindicatrix – Mengamuk – 12″ Vinyl x 2
Mengamuk seeps out from a Camberwell garret via the sweet sea scum of Terrengganu via a faint dusting of eczema via the DLR via distempered brass via engorged staves via broiled nuance via priapic 16ths via gentlemanly conduct via binary quicksand via Basingstoke via Beyer via a short in the spoken word via herring via industrial climes via salt via a fucking good slap round the chops via Korg via taxi highwaymen via viols & vials…once again Vindicatrix smears the air with the heady scent of amok…BM

v1 Vindicatrix – Cellophane
v2 Vindicatrix – Truceless Warfare
v3 Vindicatrix – Remote Viewers
vi1 Vindicatrix – Mengamuk
vi2 Vindicatrix – Kasare
vv1 Vindicatrix – Makan
vv2 Vindicatrix – Only Flashes (What Was The Nature Of The Catastrophe)
vii1 Vindicatrix – Runaway Prey
vii2 Vindicatrix – Utopium-Eater




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)




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)




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

 

New Bass Music Promos





CHST024 – Razor Rekta – Bang Ya Door / Kickstart – 12″ Vinyl
Razor Rekta has proved to be a serious addition to the Chestplate team, bringing a new dimension with his unruly, dread-inducing signature sound. The London-based producer has a hefty collection of fresh dubplates ready to cause damage, and a couple of killer beats were dropped on his debut Chestplate record, ‘Loko-Motiv’ and ‘Development’. This December sees more heat-tempered firepower released on 12”, with the speaker stack-rupturing ‘Bang Ya Door’ on the A-side, and no-nonsense brute force of ‘Kickstart’ on the flip. The whole Chestplate gang, Icicle, Youngsta and J:Kenzo have been testing these ones out in the clubs and they deliver the expected levels of clean, taut bassweight pressure. ‘Bang Ya Door’ carves out a tense, sinister atmosphere that’s pierced with crisp, swaying 808 snares, lurching groans of expertly engineered mid-range and deep swells of pure low-end; dark industrial beats made with razor-sharp precision. ‘Kickstart’ moves with swinging, powerful kick snare combos, with pads building the tension before delivering the knockout blow. The subs underpin the track with an earth-moving rumble of earthquake proportions as tribal patters of percussion and thrashing Reece synths penetrate from deep in the mix. As per usual, another track is available direct from the Surus store – ‘Taurus’, one of the highlights of Razor’s Fabriclive Promo mix from earlier in the year.

a Razor Rekta – Bang Ya Door
aa Razor Rekta – Kickstart




SCHOOL001 – Dusky – Calling Me – 12″ Vinyl
School is the brand new imprint from industry veterans Katie Thiebaud, Peter Livingston and Jan Francis and its inaugural release comes from Dusky with ‘Calling Me’, out December. Releasing on vinyl and digital, with Dusky’s ‘Calling Me’ taking in one vinyl-only and one digital-only cut, details of School’s future releases and overall music policy are being kept under wraps but the bar is set high by Dusky for 001. Based out of Hornsey in London, Dusky (aka Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman) have had an exceptional year with their ‘Flo Jam’ and ‘Henry 85’ singles, remixes for Hot Chip, Rudimental and Justin Martin and a Radio 1 Essential mix all seeing near-universal support from across the electronic music spectrum. The duo’s inspirations of classic techno, quality R&B, Garage and Rave permeate all three tracks on ‘Calling Me’ and while the results come off a little tougher than previous material the distinct Dusky sense of funk and soul is ever-present. From the unrelenting title track to the muscular technoid garage of ‘What I Do’ via the proud rave-breakdown aesthetics of ‘Muriel’, this is some of the duo’s best work yet. Already debuted on Dusky’s recent Essential Mix as well as on Loefah’s Swamp81 radio show, this inaugural School EP sets the scene for the label perfectly.

a Dusky – Calling Me
b Dusky – Muriel




NKD003 – Breach – You Won’t Find Love Again Remixes – 12″ Vinyl
On the A side is the vocal version of YWFLA. Breach wanted this track on vinyl so thought he would release this exclusive version in a very limited fashion. On the flip is a tasty remix from up and coming Citizen who delivers perfectly with this dancefloor ready re shape of the original.

a Breach – You Won’t Find Love Again (Vocal Mix)
b Breach – You Won’t Find Love Again (Citizen Remix)




NCOMP006 – 15Marlow20 – Colehill Sex Music – 12″ Vinyl
Carrier bags do not break down as well as newspaper or compostable liners. They can clog up machinery used to recycle food, and plastic can be left in the compost that is made, which is no good for farmers’ fields.

a 15Marlow20 – Scum Vegas
b 15Marlow20 – Colehill Sex Music

 

Bass Music Vinyl Restocks


CHST003 – Distance – V / Present Day 
CHST007 – Distance – Twilight / V (Pinch Remix) 
CHST009 – Distance – No Warning / Jungle Fears 
EXIT028 – dBridge – So Lonely 
CHST012 – Cyrus – Looking Back / Soul Seeker 
MUV001 – Biome & DCult – Persepolis / Inner Peace 
LMD010 – Bruno Pronsato – Lies About Nights / Truths About Days 
EMB013 – Clicks & Whistles – Serious Bidness EP 
HENCH039 – Jakes Ft. Sgt Pokes – Somebody Say 

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