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Tectonic Plates Volume 3 (Tectonic)19th March 2012

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2012 by E.N.

Release date: 19th March 2012
Format: LP / CD / Digital
The mighty Tectonic Recordings drop the latest in their esteemed Plates series, compiling exclusive tracks from a selection of electronic music’s leading and breaking artists. Since starting low frequency operations in 2005, Bristol’s Tectonic Recordings has been a landmark for dubstep, bass and progressive electronic music fans; with artists releasing on the label including Skream, Loefah, 2562, Peveralist, RSD, Flying Lotus, Joker, Addison Groove, Jack Sparrow, Photek, Benga, Digital Mystikz and label boss Pinch.

Tracklisting: 

1. Kryptic Minds – ‘The Talisman’
2. Addison Groove – ‘Phantom’
3. Tunnidge – ‘Universal’
4. Pinch – ‘Blow Out The Candle’
5. Goth Trad – ‘Mach’
6. Clue Kid – ‘Evolution’
7. Roska – ‘480 BC’
8. Monky – ‘Float’
9. Ginz – ‘Chrome’
10. OM Unit – ‘Preshah’
11. Kevin McPhee – ‘Outs’
12. Illum Sphere – ‘Promise A Secret’
13. 2562 – ‘Rogue State’

http://tectonicrecordings.com/

Youngman Official Video ‘Who Knows?’ (Skream-produced single)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2011 by E.N.

Youngman announces release of hotly anticipated new single ‘Who Knows?’ on January 29th 2012.
London singer with close connections to Magnetic Man will release single on Shy FX’s Digital Soundboy label.
‘’The future of pop’’– Annie Mac, Radio 1
“He’s next in line” – Zane Lowe, Radio 1
Youngman, one of the UK’s most exciting and vibrant young vocal talents, has today announced the release of his eagerly awaited new single ‘Who Knows?’ on Shy FX’s Digital Soundboy label.
Mixing Youngman’s powering and distinctive vocal with the pulsating sonic workings of long time friend and collaborator Skream (Magnetic Man), ’Who Knows?’ blurs the lines between underground club smash and credible mainstream hit, having already been named Zane Lowe’s ‘Next Hype’, MistaJam’s ‘Jam Hot’ and Annie Mac’s ‘Record Of The Week’.
With a career that is still in its infancy, Youngman (Simon Smith) has already made his mark as a standout vocalist in the drum’n’bass, and dubstep scenes, working closely with his father Simon ‘Bassline’ Smith plus Breakage and regular live collaborator Benga. He is indeed already a seasoned live performer having graced the stages of Glastonbury, Creamfields, Exit, Lovebox, Global Gathering and across Europe, Australia & North America.
Having become the choice hype man for Skream & Benga, Youngman became a master of working an audience, with his presence as a performer and his inimitable singing voice coming to the fore; it wasn’t long before Skream & Benga turned their attentions to channelling Youngman’s talents into a unique and fresh vocal sound.
‘Who Knows’ is the second offering from Youngman and comes in the wake of his debut street single ‘Tear It Out’/’I Warned Ya’ getting massive support in clubs and radio, with the likes of Radio 1, 1Xtra and Rinse FM all throwing their weight behind the track. With an album in the making titled ‘Me & My Music’, set for release next year the producer credits read like a who’s who of British music, with the likes of Benga, Skream, Shy FX, Breakage, MJ Cole, Sam Frank and Kutz all contributing.
Whilst working away in the studo, Simon has also found time to extended his creative and entrepreneurial skills by designing his own successful clothing range and spearheading a new education scheme ‘Music & Life Workshops’ back in his home town Derby.
With a full schedule of live dates throughout November, December and January with Benga and  Skream, as well as nationwide solo PA performances including 1Xtra Live on 30th Nov, Youngman is primed to cement himself as the next breakthrough underground star.
http://www.iamyoungman.com/

Dub Gabriel feat. The Spaceape – “Is This Revolution” (DAC012)(Stream+Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2011 by E.N.

ABOUT THE RELEASE:

Dub Gabriel hits us with his most thought-provoking and subversive tracks to date, highlighting the dilemma facing our global society as people take to the streets striking out against hunger, poverty, war, government corruption and the rise of corporate cultural hegemony. Joined by pioneering UK dubstep MC, The Spaceape (Kode9/Burial) on the incendiary title track ‘Is This Revolution’, and Chicago’s Mighty Dub Killerz on the flip for the soulful call to action of ‘These Times’ – together they deliver a lyrical mind-bomb that invokes the spirits of Linton Kwesi Johnson, The Clash and Gil Scott-Heron for a new generation.

ABOUT DUB GABRIEL:

Bass music pioneer Dub Gabriel has been pushing the low-end spectrum since his start at NYC’s legendary Limelight Club in the 90′s. Now, as part of the Akai Pro Artist family, he travels the globe with his APC40 breaking down the barriers between DJ’ing and live electronic performance. His trailblazing style has created much demand on the international club and festival circuits (most recently playing to capacity crowds in a headline slot at this year’s Fusion Festival in Germany), and has seen him perform regularly alongside a truly diverse set of cutting-edge artists that include Benga, Bomb Squad, Kode9, DJ Craze, Scientist, Meat Beat Manifesto, Zion Train and François K (with whom he is a regular guest for the past 7 years at Cielo’s celebrated Deep Space night in NYC).

When not on the road, Dub Gabriel is immersed in the studio creating critically acclaimed projects that include a recent string of heavy-hitters featuring U-Roy, Michael Stipe (REM), MC Zulu, Yo! Majesty, Jahdan Blakkamoore and 77Klash (both known for their work w/ Major Lazer). His unique take on Global Bass Music has led to many commissioned remixes, including some recent standouts for Balkan Beat Box and Dubblestandart feat. Lee Scratch Perry & David Lynch. Under the guise of Jajouka Soundsystem, he recently worked with Bachir Attar (of the Master Musicians of Jajouka) and David J (Bauhaus/Love & Rockets) – their critically acclaimed first track, ‘Salahadeen’, is featured on the groundbreaking Generation Bass ‘Transnational Dubstep’ compilation on Six Degrees Records.

Benga – “Faithless / Acid Lie” KAPSIZE 007 (Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2011 by E.N.


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Limited Edition package (including 12″ Vinyl + free 320kbps digital verison)
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Download:Benga – Smack Your Bitch Up

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on June 16, 2011 by E.N.


Download:Benga – Smack Your Bitch Up

Elite Force & Klaus Badelt – Shockland+free download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2011 by E.N.

Elite Force has been properly smashing it over the past two years.

First we had a series of dubstepbreaks refixes and remakes that featured the likes of Bar 9, Datsik, Benga and Caspa, and then early last year he dropped the MASSIVE ‘Revamped’ album on U&A to universal critical acclaim, and instigated a total Beatport takeover in doing so. Releases followed on Excision’s ‘Rottun Recordings’, where he continued to mess with the formula and take dubstep into the breaks arena and back again, and now, in one of his most ambitious projects to date, he has dropped a peerless 10-track album of top quality bass music in the ‘Shockland’ album that’s out this week.

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Lalo Schifrin Vs Elite Force – Bullit Theme (Elite Force’s Dopestep Remix – Extended Mix)

The music of ‘Shockland’ is genre-free, but it’s all united by fearsome bass, charging percussion, broken beats and the omnipresence of an awesome 70-piece orchestra. The tracks contained within were written for the game Motorstorm Apocalypse for the PS3 (which was released a couple of months back to great acclaim) in collaboration with Oscar-winning classical / soundtrack composer Klaus Badelt, whose work you will be familiar with if you’ve watched Pirates of The Caribbean or Gladiator.
Far from being a pure dancefloor album, as was Revamped, this is a much more complex beast and something to immerse yourself in – a world of moody, epic orchestration, with dark turns, emotive swells & savage drops. It’s soundtrack music first & foremost, but in creating these extended versions with more than half an eye on the dancefloor, Elite Force has succeeded in taking this widescreen sound straight onto the big systems. Dubstep, downtempo, breakbeat and even drum & bass are all covered on ‘Shockland’.

Meanwhile you can check out Elite Force live over the coming months with a full list of shows here

GET SHOCKLAND ON BEATPORT
GET CD / T-SHIRTS FROM THE SHOCKLAND STORE

Vato Gonzalez ft. Foreign Beggars ‘Badman Riddim (Jump)’ (Official Video) +Free Download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2011 by E.N.


VATO GONZALEZ DROPS ‘BADMAN RIDDIM’ MUSIC VIDEO
What do a green monster, hot Japanese girls, laser beams and a shark’s vinyl attack have in common? On paper, absolutely nothing! But if you check out the brand new ‘Badman Riddim’ music video by Vato Gonzalez ft. Foreign Beggars, it will hopefully all make sense. Vato Gonzalez’ killer hook and phat bassline combined with the trademark rhymes by UK urban heavyweights Foreign Beggars make this song one of the prime candidates to be one of 2011′s biggest summer anthems. Supporters include: Annie Mac, Congorock, Pete Tong, Crookers, Skream, Chuckie, Mistajam, Zinc, Bart B More, Benga, Zane Lowe and tons of others.

Vato Gonzalez throws in some ear candy as well by offering an heavy bass driven dubstep remix of ‘Badman Riddim’ by Tru Fix & Thunderskank as a FREE DOWNLOAD! Grab your copy right here, right now!

VATO GONZALEZ ft. FOREIGN BEGGARS – BADMAN RIDDIM (JUMP) (TRU FIX & THUNDERSKANK REMIX)
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Vato Gonzalez ft. Foreign Beggars: ‘Badman Riddim’ is out June 19 on Ministry of Sound / Level Recordings. Pre-order now: http://www.bit.ly/BADMANRIDDIM

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