release sheet 29-04-13


New D&B/Jungle Releases

REDSEAL020 – Paradox – Scorpius / Crate Logic – 12″ Vinyl
For the 20th Samurai Red Seal 12″ we welcome the grand master of breakbeats for his debut with Samurai Red Seal. Paradox now appears rarely outside his own labels so we are honoured to have him as a special guest on Samurai Red Seal. ’Scorpius’ is a potent, menacing, refurbishing of the golden years of DnB with the heaviest drums and bass on any tune in your set. ’Crate Logic’ is perhaps the funkiest tune you will hear in the genre in 2013, built around an authentic funk break that is transformed into and unmistakeable Paradox groove. The full artwork dedicated sleeve is designed around the ethos and theme of the 12″, reflecting the dusty crate groove and highlighting the lost artform of ‘crate digging’ in modern DnB. This will be the 147th Paradox 12″ single!

a Paradox – Scorpius
aa Paradox – Crate Logic


New D&B/Jungle Promos

SUBTITLESUK020 – Stealth – Dire Straights EP – 12″ Vinyl
30 year old London born Ali Pearce, aka ‘Stealth’ is a DJ/producer that has been on the scene for many years. His diverse style and maturity of sound has seen him successful in many areas of the drum and bass spectrum, achieving releases on some of the industries most respected labels including – V recordings, Renegade Hardware, Subtitles, Frequency, Intasound and many more… After honing his skills as a teenager on the illegal rave scene in the late 90′s, his early days as a DJ saw him picked up to be a resident warm up artist for the legendary promotion ‘Movement’, going on to play at some of Londons top nightclubs over the years, as well as abroad, and hosting weekly shows on Origin fm. The last few years have been focussed more and more towards his productions, allowing him to cultivate his skills as an artist, and securing DJ support of his work from the likes of – Andy C, Chase and Status, Subfocus, Marky, Bailey, Bryan G, Calyx, Teebee, DBridge, Break, Ulterior Motive, Zero Tolerance and Xtrah to name a few! The future definitely looks bright for this budding producer, as 2013 kicks off with an EP due out on Subtitles early in the year, as well as material lined up for release on Andy C’s new imprint Program, so keep your ears peeled!

a Stealth & Stylus – Dire Straights
aa Stealth – Deep Inside

LNDB016 – Johnny Osbourne – Rock It Tonight – 12″ Vinyl
Following a year-long break, LionDub International is proud to announce our return to wax with the rekindling of our long-standing alliance with storied junglist Marcus Visionary, featuring vocals by reggae legend Johnny Osbourne. The first single from an albumlong project, Rock it Tonight revisits Osbourne’s 1986 smash We Gonna Rock it Tonight for the equally storied Jammy’s Records, but with an entirely new voicing and new lyrics. Marcus Visionary himself has had a long and storied career, starting on L Double’s old school Flex Records and moving forwards with other essential imprints like Revolve:r and his own Dance Rock Records before making a solid connection with LionDub in 2009. Our strong support goes hand in hand with his inimitable style, and time and again he’s delivered massive releases that keep fans coming back for more. For this teaser to the album, Marcus steps up with two contrasting versions of Rock it Tonight sure to cause ruckus on dancefloors. With digihorns, police sirens, and a skank sourced from the song’s original incarnation, for the original version the drums follow a bouncy reggae groove that keeps up the tempo but also keeps a lighter mood. Tougher is his “Jungle Remix”, where busier breakage brings a rollicking classic jungle feeling. Together these two mixes raise the bar high for the full-length, but given Marcus’ track record here on LionDub, we have no doubt it will live up to the highest of these expectations.

a Johnny Osbourne – Rock It Tonight (Marcus Visionary Original Dubplate Mix)
b Johnny Osbourne – Rock It Tonight (Marcus Visionary 2013 Jungle Remix)

BLKPRL002 – Xamount – Don Dada – 12″ Vinyl
Following a two year-long break, the mysterious Black Pearl imprint returns to wax with two dark and dirty Jungle DnB tracks that are sure to light dancefloors on fire worldwide. Both mixes feature interpretations of chart topping tracks with tremendous builds and then drops, monstrous vocal clips, heavy bashment influenced drums. and deep, dirty b-lines that will surely peak the interest of any Dancehall or Jungle aficionado. Bristol based X Amount, drops “Don Dada,” a wicked Bashment/DnB hybrid that will have ravers and dancers bawling forward time and again. After a Ragga flavored intro segment, Choppy DnB drums brings you into the unique and heartily detailed Bass drop. Well crafted vocal sample patterns permeate the track and classic 90′s era dancehall hits stitch it all together. On the flip, Channel Two brings in heady sirens on “Mad Over We,” accompanied by monstrous sub lines, classic dread and reece hits, a seriously catchy vocal aimed especially at the ladies, and an impeccable mixdown that rivals any top producer’s quality with ease. This “Jungle Remix” boasts busier breakage and a much more classic jungle roll out. Don’t sleep on these two bangers.

a Xamount – Don Dada
aa Channel 2 – Mad Over We

AAR002 – Vigorous – The One – 12″ Vinyl
What you need is a stunning new release from 3 up and coming artists on asbo records, Denial & Act One deliver this deep soulful tech infused track that has a great bass line and floaty synths while vigorous offers up this stunning liquid track that has summer written all over it ,3 artists you’re bound to be seeing more of on Asbo this year.

a Vigorous – The One
b Denial & Act One – What You Need

RTZR009 – YT – Revolution Time – Serial Killaz & Run Tingz Cru Remix – 12″ Vinyl
The South West’s bass boutique Run Tingz have just completed their biggest release to date bar none… Ladies and gentlemen, revolution time is at hand. Decorated vocal artist, and long-standing face at Run Tingz, YT has selected highlights from his ground breaking third album ‘Revolution Time’ with full blessing to ‘go to town and Junglize’ them. They’ve done what any astute artists would do in their situation and hooked up with their illustrious companions the Serial Killaz to produce a project that will wake waves the world over. A co-lab of killer proportions, make way for Killa Tingz… ‘Revolution Time’ is undiluted audio justice. Opening with cinematic sweeping synths and an epoch-defining news sample, the boys then throw us savagely into a series of blistered breakbeats and oozing subs. As YT’s sing-song chatter re-emerges, it’s a total revolution of the mind and senses. Next up ‘Save Mi Life’: here we find the Serial Killaz going solo for a rifle-like skank-up. Teasing us with a well-known Toots bassline and another razor-sharp riddim, YT’s tale of musical assistance in his journey from badman to mic professor is told so emphatically you’ll be singing along before you’ve even made it to the break down. It’s got anthem written all over it! Setting the benchmark once again with two 100% proof Ragga Jungle bangers. Revolution time is at hand… Are you ready for the fight?

a YT – Revolution Time – Serial Killaz & Run Tingz Cru Remix
b1 YT – Save Mi Life (Reggae Music) – Serial Killaz Remix
b2 Run Tingz Cru – Clash Toolz

NEWT117 – Drumsound & Bassline Smith feat. Fleur – One In A Million – 12″ Vinyl
Following the Annie Mac approved Summer 2012 smash Through The Night, Drumsound & Bassline Smith are back with their dancefloor filling new single One In A Million featuring the sensuous vocals of Fleur. After a sensational 2012 ride that highlighted with two UK top 40 singles in What Can You Do For Me, a collaboration with Utah Saints and their own Radio 1 A-list track Through The Night; a BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix; main support on the DJ Fresh Nextlevelism UK Tour; gigs around the world including UKF’s sold out Brixton O2 Academy New Year’s Eve party; remixing Jeff Wayne’s classic War Of The Worlds; plus presenting a Daily Dose show for BBC 1Xtra, a monthly feature on 1Xtra for MistaJam, the foundations for 2013 and One In A Million look rock solid. Hot new 22-year-old talent, Fleur, is fresh off vocal duties on DJ Fresh’s recent Nextlevelism tour, where she was introduced to DJ Fresh’s main support act, Drumsound & Bassline Smith. It was only a matter of time before the sparks flew and with such common musical tastes, it was the perfect match for the collaboration on One In A Million. Soaring 80’s synths and Fleur’s infectiously catchy vocals fire One In A Million straight into dnb anthem orbit. On One In A Million Drumsound & Bassline Smith show off where their strengths truly lie, making great music that appeals to the masses. Remixes come from Tantrum Desire who give the original an edgier take , & Northern Lights serve up a bass-laden dubstep remix Includes support from: Annie Mac, Friction, MistaJam, Nihal, Bare Noize, Ed Solo, Nick Thayer (OWSLA), Subscape, Utah Saints

a1 Drumsound & Bassline Smith feat. Fleur – One In A Million Club Mix
a2 Drumsound & Bassline Smith feat. Fleur – One In A Million (Northern Lights Remix)
b1 Drumsound & Bassline Smith feat. Fleur – One In A Million (Tantrum Desire Remix)
b2 Drumsound & Bassline Smith feat. Fleur – One In A Million (Tantrum Desire Instrumental)


D&B/Jungle Restocks

RTZR005 – Serial Killaz, Run Tingz Cru, Tenor Fly, Blackout J.A – Murder Ya Sound 
RTZR006 – Run Tingz Cru, J.Man, David Boomah, Blackout J.A – It’s a Junglist Ting 
RTZR007 – Serial Killaz, Run Tingz Cru, YT, K.Ners – The Hustler Remixes 
RTZR008 – Run Tingz Cru, Tenor Fly, Solo Banton, Lady Fyah, Lady MC – It’s a Love Ting 

New Dubstep/Bass Music CD

DPCD05 – Various Artists – MyStyle003 Mixed By Subscape – CD
Following varied sessions from head honcho Caspa and Dubstep forefather D1, the third installment of the ongoing ‘My Style’ series will hand over the reins to the next generation of Dub Police artists as label stalwart Subscape takes the helm. Following two of Dubstep’s earliest champions and core figureheads is certainly no easy task, but no one is beMer equipped for the job than Subscape who rises to the challenge armed with an arsenal of fresh, upfront and exclusive material. Since first being introduced to Caspa by his then-.‐future label mate The Others while studying music production at ACM in Guilford, Subscape has gone on to become an integral part of the label and one of its most prolific artists. First debuting on the label back in 2008 with ‘Bad Man / Transaction’, he has steadily amassed a bulging catalogue of unique productions built to shake soundsystems and evoke emotions in equal measures. His most recent ‘Universal’ and subsequent ‘Elements’ EPs have continued to push the envelope and further cement his status as one of bass music’s leading lights. About to head off on his latest US tour and with the My Style mix about to drop, 2013 looks like it is going to be his busiest year yet.

1 Subscape – I Need You
2 MYDAS & Loz Contreras – MISTAKES
3 Subscape – Just Coz
4 DKS – I Know
5 Subscape – Graveyard Shift
6 Culprate – Two
7 Other Echoes – Juice Bumps VIP
8 Subscape – Beautiful People
9 KGB – HardStyle
10 Trolley Snatcha feat. Subscape – You 4 Ria
11 The Others – Showdown / Polaris
12 Subscape – No Time To Chill
13 Variations & Mojo – Circles
14 Northern Lights feat. Beezy – Sentiments
15 Subscape – High Grade
16 Pixel Fist – Let Yourself Go
17 Computer Club & Must Die! feat. Anna Yvette – Win Or Lose (Infuze Remix)
18 Subscape – Close Your Eyes
19 MYDAS – Beneath The Fold
20 Caspa feat. Mighty High Coup – On It (Dismantle Remix)
21 Subscape – Apple Candy
22 DKS – Lose My Mind
23 Subscape – A Lot To Learn
24 Subscape – When I See You
25 501 – Feel For You
26 The Others & Emalkay – Fallout
27 Caspa feat. Dismantle – Techno Terry
28 Ethic – What Ya Call Me
29 Subscape – Can’t Go On
30 Subscape – Turn Me On
31 Subscape – Nothings Wrong
32 Figure 8 – Chicken Sandwich
33 Villa Coco – LAYH (VIP Mix)
34 Breakage – The Promise
35 Figure 8 – Let Me Love
36 Subscape – MyStyle 003 Continuous Mix


New Dubstep/Bass Music Releases

POLY001 – Tessela – Hackney Parrot – 12″ Vinyl
POLY KICKS is a new UK label run by Ed Russell AKA Tessela. First single is the much anticipated Hackney Parrot backed with Helter Skelter. Both tracks are rich with the sounds of early UK hardcore and show Tessela continuing on his breakneck rhythmic explorations. Expect rough percussive workouts and quality control of the highest order. Support from Jackmaster, Loefah, Pangaea, Pearson Sound, Paul Wollford, Truss, Modeselektor, Addison Groove.

a Tessela – Hackney Parrot
b Tessela – Helter Skelter


New Dubstep/Bass Music Promos

ARE008 – Be-1ne – Disrepresentation – 12″ Vinyl
On the eve of our 3rd anniversary Area Recordings comes full circle with a new release from founder Be-1ne. Following on in the tradition of his past work he brings two exciting and original tracks. Steering clear of repetition and pushing the thought and approach to 140 bass music, this is sure to be one of the standout releases of 2013. Side A “Disrepresentation” opens with dense atmospherics and spares drum hits. The percussion offers a moody swing drawing in the opening melodic flute line before kicking down the sways of melancholy with pulsing bass stabs reminiscent of dubsteps hey day. The track builds and evolves throughout making it’s self clearly known on the dance floor with its appeal to lurkers and skankers alike. Side B “Data Touch” offers an altogether different approach. Taking stuttering percussion and moody sub throughout its opening bars to a cymbal crashing and bass pulsating drop. This is a truly chest rattling tune guaranteed to shake the foundation of any system. With an infectious melody line and eyes down vibe this will be a mainstay in any forward thinking DJ’s record bag.

a Be-1ne – Disrepresentation
b Be-1ne – Data Touch

CHST026 – District – Transmission – 12″ Vinyl
District is back on the warpath for the Chestplate camp, delivering four of his fiercest constructions to date on the imprint’s 26th release. Following on from last year’s colossal Painting The Mind/ Modulate 12″, Dan has been hard at work the studio mutilating reese synths, engineering dangerous basslines and building dub after dub in the mould of his impossibly dark and technical signature sound. CHST026 sees vinyl release for a couple of his largest and most highly-anticipated beats, ‘Transmission’ on the A side with ‘LV-223′ providing raw firepower on the flip. Transmission’s tightly looped vocal sample over the intro heralds the destructive force about to drop, and when it does it’s a lethal sub-sonic assault, with jagged snyths cutting through the midrange, drums that bang with deafening precision and seismic-scale low frequencies.  District switches up the rhythms on LV-223, opting for driving technoid 4×4 kick pressure and reined-back, subtle growls lurking beneath a sinister backdrop of ambience that paints a nightmarish, bass-fuelled picture. If that wasn’t already enough ammunition, Chestplate have packaged together a pair of digital bonus tracks available via the Surus store, featuring the epic ‘Kraken’ which sounds like District’s own twisted take on the Imperial March with cavernous brass fanfares ringing out over deep, rolling subs, and the lowdown, minimal sounds of ‘Antidote’ to round-off the release.

a District – Transmission
aa District – LV-223

AUXSYM009 – Synth Sense – Symbol #9 – 12″ Vinyl
All good things must come to an end. Synth Sense close proceedings on the Symbol series in fine style. Four sublime cuts that evade genre classification but firmly push the boundaries of electronic music.

a1 Synth Sense – Symbol #9.1
a2 Synth Sense – Symbol #9.2
aa1 Synth Sense – Symbol #9.3
aa2 Synth Sense – Symbol #9.4

OSMUK028EP – Kryptic Minds & Killawatt – No Fear Of Future – 12″ Vinyl
Chrystal Clear Vinyl and free Osiris sticker sheet with every order. DJ Support from Vivek, Youngstar, Amit, Laurent Garnier.

a1 Kryptic Minds & Killawatt – Swung Operations
a2 Kryptic Minds & Killawatt – Reaching Through
b Kryptic Minds & Killawatt – Cunning Juncture


Dubstep/Bass Music Restocks

ARE001 – Lysergene – Sub Ritual / Revelation 
ARE005 – Various Artists – Area Music Volume 1 

New Electronic/House/Techno CD

7EVENCD03 – ENA – Bilateral – CD
Currently exclusive to the CD format. Tokyo, Japan: 2013. In a city where time and space can easily become uncontrollable factors, the underground electronic music scene has built its own culture and society for more than 30 years. Taking and incorporating influences from all over the world, the creations born from Japan’s underground continue to stay highly unique and maintain a clear sense of being deeply Japanese. ENA has been a multi-instrumentalist artist, studio engineer,  DJ and producer for more than a decade now. The author of three acclaimed 12” releases over the past three years on the 7even Recordings imprint, his rare output has always impressed by the uniqueness of his sound and the high level of studio technique in his production. ENA has been tying the old to the new by blending diverse influences such as Dub music, early Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Techno and Abstract Hip Hop. He’s gained support from major players such as Surgeon, Laurent Garnier, A Made Up Sound, Pangaea, Goth-Trad and Peverelist to name but a few. His invitation to provide a Resident Advisor podcast, followed by a successful European tour made 2012 a particularly successful year for ENA. This first full-length album, “Bilateral”, is a visionary piece of music emerging from the studio of a very unique creator. Uncompromising, the 12 original tracks which compose “Bilateral” are the soundtrack of today’s Tokyo underground, the sound of a city of light and obscurity, stability and disequilibrium, stagnancy and full speed, the past, the present and the future. Press play and enter the world of one of the most creative composers of this generation.

1 ENA – Intro
2 ENA – Community Space
3 ENA – Mule Moth
4 ENA – Symbiot
5 ENA – Realization
6 ENA – Idle Moments
7 ENA – 86 Loop
8 ENA – Triple Heads
9 ENA – Inutility
10 ENA – Unplug
11 ENA – Ourselves
12 ENA – Double Meaning

NONPLUSLP004PLATE1 – Boddika & Joy Orbison / Lowtek – Think And Change Plate 1 – 12″ Vinyl
Plate 1 of the ‘Think & Change’ box set.

a Boddika & Joy Orbison – &Fate
b Lowtek – The Rhythym (Remix 2)

NONPLUSLP004PLATE2 – Four Tet / Boddika – Think And Change Plate 2 – 12″ Vinyl
Plate 2 of the ‘Think & Change’ box set.

c Four Tet – For These Times
d Boddika – Beats Me

NONPLUSLP004PLATE3 – Quivver / Straight Intention – Think And Change Plate 3 – 12″ Vinyl
Plate 3 of the ‘Think & Change’ box set.

e Pearson Sound – Quivver
f Endian – Straight Intention

NONPLUSLP004PLATE4 – Joy Orbison / Kassem Mosse – Think And Change Plate 4 – 12″ Vinyl
Plate 4 of the ‘Think & Change’ box set.

h Kassem Mosse – IP Mirrors

NONPLUSLP004PLATE5 – Instra:mental & dBridge / Martyn – Think And Change Plate 5 – 12″ Vinyl
Plate 5 of the ‘Think & Change’ box set.

i Instra:mental & dBridge – White Snares
j Martyn – Bad Chicago


New Electronic/House/Techno Promos

PYRL002 – J. Tijn – Squirtle Squad – 12″ Vinyl
J.Tijn follows up his uncompromising debut EP on Untold’s newly minted Pennyroyal label. Continuing in his signature style he lays down more raw kick drum workouts with nods to Jungle, Dub and Grime.

a J. Tijn – Squirtle Squad
b1 J. Tijn – I.P.S
b2 J. Tijn – Bruise 2

MMAKEM007 – Trikk – Basement Traxx EP – 12″ Vinyl
Trikk follows up last year’s debut release on ManMakeMusic with a second offering of shimmering bass heavy house music aimed squarely at the dance floor. The EP itself has already been getting some heavy rotation from ManMake label boss George FitzGerald, appearing on his recent Boiler Room and Radio One Essential mixes. On Basement Traxx we see the darker side of Trikk’s musical personality as he gives us a stuttering techno drum workout with demented pads and ominous stabs. Rounded is trademark Trikk featuring rolling subbass alongside drifting chords and swinging drums. Lando (formerly Lando Kal) completes the EP with a guttural techno rework of the Aside rounding off a stellar dancefloor centric release from the ManMakeMusic camp.

a1 Trikk – Basement Traxx
b1 Trikk – Rounded
b2 Trikk – Basement Traxx (Lando Remix)

NL014 – Kevin McPhee – Version One – 12″ Vinyl
Brand new Kevin McPhee 12” on Naked lunch.

a Kevin McPhee – Version One
b1 Kevin McPhee – P1:P2
b2 Kevin McPhee – It’s What She Wants

HS005 – Lovers’ Rights – Lovers’ Rights EP – 12″ Vinyl
Our second release of 2013 comes from Lovers’ Rights, the Glasgow based-trio featuring members of Golden Teacher, Silk Cut & Dam Mantle. On this, their debut release for High Sheen, they have laid down 4 killer house cuts spawned from improvisation heavy, free flowing electronic jams and completed with painstaking attention to detail. From the raw, rolling subs of Urn to the complex multi textured synth patterns of Mt. Florida, each track has it’s own individual identity all the while working together within the cohesive whole of the EP. This is electronic dance music built with dancefloor freakouts in mind and we absolutely love it. 12” & digital versions will be released April 29th. The 12” comes packaged in a twice hand screen printed, roughcast sleeve, designed by Sam Bellacosa.

a1 Lovers’ Rights – Motivate
a2 Lovers’ Rights – Mt. Florida
b1 Lovers’ Rights – 1178
b2 Lovers’ Rights – Urn

CIV055 – Ore  – State (EP) – 12″ Vinyl
State is the debut from Ore, this is techno deftly delivered. Four original tracks showcasing an artist ready to make their mark plus remixes from Darling Farah and Jon Convex. A debut that stands out ‘State’ showcases an artist ready to make their mark. Prime-time Berghain techno functions are triangulated with Detroit in 1987, Birmingham in 1997 and London right now. The result is sumptuously textured asymmetric dance music. Richly harmonic, expressionist techno that takes in pneumatic hi-tech funk, warehouse-maddening propulsive hydraulic and rarefied low frequency dub chords. Complete with laboratory-precise edits, cold, crystalline sampling and skeletal machine effects Ore recall’s Richie Hawtin’s Plastikman all the while keeping a rooted afro-rhythmic swing reminiscent of Theo Parrish with shuffling hi-hats, deep bass and strokes of barely-tamed percussion. ’Four Pins’ combines the most effective elements of South London and Detroit disciplines with dub signal to create an outright killer. Tightly coiled it’s razor-sharp sounds piston around a stripped warehouse thump and tension-cranking square wave bass. Four Pins high-precision techno is industrial and cavernous yet it aligns effortlessly with the jacking, teutonic rhythms that grow out of the floating atmospheres of ‘Rise’. Exquisitely balanced by agile percussion and the perfect amount of reverb and decay, vocal shards, warm pads and mechanical stabs develop across the serene subtle high-frequencies and punctuate the rolling expansive breakbeat patterns. ’Cafe Torrefies’ is more cyclic, more raw. It’s hardstepping effect is softened by warm chords and a hazed sensibility that reveals an inner mechanism of grit and complexity. As we see across ‘State’ rich edits and micro-funk samples construct a dizzying blur that our navigator is able to harness and re-present with a stunning degree of finesse. On closing track ‘Nolita’ Ore shows again his ability to craft brave multi-sectioned epics a dense sub heavy kick, a rusted, railing vintage machine rhythm and barely-tamed percussion the kind that’ll slice off your ear if you don’t step correct are transposed with dark and often suspenseful cinematic touches The EP closes with 2 remixes of ‘Rise’. Jon Convex re-sculpts with a deeply padded bass and delicate melody before a Reese style bassline erupts, its the kind of big room sonics tinged with moments of classic electro that’s marked the best of his work. Darling Farah’s remix, full of his trademark spatial atmospherics, deconstructs the teutonics into a deep tension-cranking locked groove that dazzles darkly and pensively. This is advanced body music of exceptional quality and potency and your turntables want it. Ore – State EP is released 29th April 2013 on Civil Music. Ore is 23 years old.

a1 Ore – Four Pins
a2 Ore – Rise
b1 Ore – Café Torrefies
b2 Ore – Nolita

NK42 – Graze – Graze EP – 12″ Vinyl x 2
Berlin’s New Kanada label turns the page on a new chapter in bass music with the debut release from Graze, the duo of Adam Marshall and Christian Andersen (aka XI). Despite the skin-skimming name, Graze sink in deep. Fusing techno, garage, and the broken rhythms of contemporary bass, their six-track EP rattles the ribcage as thoroughly as you’d expect from these two. But the project also represents an effort to look beyond club-music clichés. Their music has the kind of emotional weight and musical narrative that are all too rare these days — and it does it without resorting to the same re-pitched R&B samples and rainfall noises that are all too common in “deeper” strains of bass. The duo’s backstory is emblematic of a broader convergence in club music. Both producers hail from different corners of Toronto’s fertile club scene — Marshall from house and techno, Andersen from jungle and dubstep. The two met up in Berlin, and, as fans of each other’s work, decided to join forces for a series of “upfront dance-floor tracks” that occupy the netherworld between their respective traditions. They aimed for that elusive sweet spot — neither gimmicky party jams nor flaccid, “experimental” brooders — and they nailed it. You can hear each producer’s hallmark: Marshall’s brushed stainless steel drums and watery chords, Andersen’s glowering sub bass and spine-tingling textures. They meet in the middle with their shared sense of swing, poised on the verge between jacking house and halftempo swagger. Unusually, they produced these tracks in isolation, with each producer’s ideas becoming the fodder for a virtual back-and-forth from their respective studios. But the material was also created with the live set in mind. The tracks unfold naturally, with an elastic sense of tension that offers DJs plenty to play with — and that gives the duo free reign to reshape and remodel in real time, per the dance floor’s response. Their debut 2×12″, due out mid April, offers five versatile club tracks, from skeletal, percussive scorchers to chord-heavy bliss-out cuts, while the sixth pays tribute to the pulsing ambient of ’90s Fax releases. With one double-pack, you’ve got your opening session, your 4 a.m. set, and your closing serenade covered.

a Graze – The Sust
b1 Graze – No Save
b2 Graze – Cathode Bias
c Graze – Ques
d1 Graze – Dexires
d2 Graze – On Board

SATR002 – Alfie – Hy-Brasil EP – 12″ Vinyl
18 year old Alfie is the latest signing to Space + Time Records His dancefloor-attuned production has already garnered support from key DJ’s around the world & on the likes of Radio 1, XFM & Rinse, and blogs such as XLR8R and Resident Advisor. The youngest ever to play Fabric at a precocious 16, he is rapidly making a very good name for himself and carving out a reputation as a fine producer and superb DJ, having played sets at the likes of the Found Warehouse Party, Corsica Studios (Church), The Nest in Dalston, Audio in Brighton and NYE at Digital alongside Julio Bashmore, with plenty more in the diary. Joining the package is Citizen, leading light of Kerri Chandler’s MadTech Records, who brings his big room dynamics to lead track Hy-Brasil. Below is a selection of reactions from some of the world’s finest DJ’s for his previous work: Claude Von Stroke “Yeah man I’m really into it, killer” Four Tet “This is wicked” Catz n’ Dogz “Great stuff thanks a lot !! Was playing it at Sonar” Photek “Jump up” Dusky “Solid release” Justin Martin “Wicked! Fantastic stuff, will be playing….5/5” X-Press 2 “Absolute killer” “I wish I was doing this when I was 17. I doubt I’ll even be doing this when I’m 37. I’ve basically wasted my whole life. Big up Alfie. Amazing stuff.” Edwin (Foals)

a1 Alfie – Hy-Brasil
a2 Alfie – Growing Apart
b1 Alfie – The Testament
b2 Alfie – Hy-Brasil (Citizen Remix)


Electronic/House/Techno Restocks

PCRA001 – Bruh Jackman / Juno Sutton & MTD / Jabru – Of The Sun / Syzygy / Induction 

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