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Caspa – Reach For The Sky / Oiki – Ratchet(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on February 11, 2014 by E.N.

Caspa feat. Diane Charlemagne - Reach For The Sky
CASPA ‘REACH FOR THE SKY’ FT. DIANE CHARLEMAGNE

1. REACH FOR THE SKY
2. REACH FOR THE SKY (THE OTHERS REMIX)
3. REACH FOR THE SKY (BREAK REMIX)
4. REACH FOR THE SKY (RS4 REMIX)
5. REACH FOR THE SKY (INSTRUMENTAL)

Released 24.02.14

In April, Dub Police figurehead Caspa returned with his sophomore album ‘Alpha Omega’, the long-awaited follow-up to his 2009 debut ‘Everybody’s Talking, Nobody’s Listening!’. Making his most decisive musical statement yet, the album runs the gamut of sounds and scenes that inspire Caspa’s music, and the bold move undoubtedly paid dividends. Now, the label is giving ‘Reach For The Sky’ a new lease of life as a single alongside a diverse selection of remixes from The Others, Break and RS4.

Featuring legendary soul singer Diane Charlemagne, who many will know as the voice of Goldie’s seminal track ‘Inner City Life’, ‘Reach For The Sky’ is a an ideal choice as the next single. Channeling rave’s break-driven sugar rush, the euphoric piano melodies perfectly compliment Charlemagne’s soaring vocals, while the tight drum and bass style edits and plunging bassline deliver a big soundsystem production.

Up first on remix duties, label stalwart The Others brings a darker edge to the track, suspending the vocals over lurching drums and heaving bassweight. Drum & bass innovator Break rarely does remixes, but jumped at the opportunity to get involved in this project, twisting the original and inserting intricate drum edits over a rolling rhythm, letting the vocals and melodies from the original set the tone before breaking out into a full on jungle brockout. Completing the package, upcoming talent RS4 delivers a stripped back and low-slung tech house mix utilizing the vocals to complement the funk-lined groove.

The Others remix

Oiki-Rachet-Artwork
1. OIKI – RATCHET

Release date: 24/02/14

2013 has been an incredible year for Moscow-based artist Oiki. Having catapulted himself into the dance with his incendiary debut EP ‘Get It Now’, he’s shown bold creative scope with every genre-smelting twist and turn of his journey so far. Supported by BBC Radio 1, and scoring a coveted position in the Beatport Dubstep Top 10 with his last track ‘Are You Scared’, Oiki’s presence in electronic music has been unavoidable.

His forthcoming release ‘Ratchet’ continues this rich vein of form, showcasing Oiki’s skills to a whole new level. A boundary-breaking one-track special, brought to you by Dub Police, it’s yet another sure-fire smash from the Russian artist.

Igniting with an infectious ricochet riddim and head-twisting vocal textures, we’re then hurled face first into a carnal riff. Firing with loopy, techno-like tenacity it then slam-dunks into a heaving half-step and layers of rich bass.

Dynamic, daring and ultimately devastating, ‘unique’ is an almost impossible word to apply in dance music these days… But this insane fusion of industrial strength grit truly is one-of-a-kind.

A fittingly bold conclusion to Oiki’s incredible year, ‘Ratchet’ has already been tried and tested by Dub Police label boss Caspa with tremendous results. And if you’ve enjoyed his output this year… Just wait until you hear what he has in store for 2014!

Subscape – Promo Mix (STREAM)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on September 12, 2013 by E.N.

Subscape - I Need You  Close Your Eyes
Close Your Eyes and Enjoy Extra people
We have Extra promo mix from Subscape to celebrate the release of I Need You and Close Your Eyes-OUT NOW at Beatport

MIX TRACKLIST:
1. Caspa feat. Diane Charlemagne – Reach For The Sky (The Others Remix)
2. Variations – Ermahgerd
3. Subscape – Close Your Eyes
4. Subfocus – Endorphins feat. Alex Clare (Dismantle Remix)
5. DubRocca – My Heartbeat feat. Danica Hunter
6. Subscape – I Need You
7. Other Echoes – Be Happy
8. The Others – One Man Show feat. Lonette Charles
9. Benga – To Hell And Back
10. Subscape – Beautiful People
11. Subscape – A Lot To Learn

For more information
www.dubpolice.com
www.subscapeuk.com

Subscape – I Need You / Close Your Eyes(Preview+Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on August 20, 2013 by E.N.

Subscape - I Need You  Close Your EyesContinuing to forge his unique sound, Subscape is back on Dub Police with a new single featuring two more of the standout tracks from his landmark ‘My Style’ volume released earlier this year, which will complete the package following the compilation and sampler EP. Fan favourites ‘I Need You’ and ‘Close Your Eyes’ display his prowess for crafting melodic club bangers that vary in approach but are always packed with ideas and big drops.

First up is ‘I Need You’, a powerhouse and anthemic production. Opening on a galloping rhythm, soaring vocals and ravey synth chords, the track dives into a huge drop unleashing big drums and electric synth strokes like only he can do. Subscape then switches things up with the second track of the single, ‘Close Your Eyes’. It begins with an atmospheric build of twinkling synths and expansive chords, which grow in size with the beat until the drop – a classic, huge Subscape rhythm with his trademark bass stabs, swirling synth lines and sharp edits. Tied together by the repeated vocal call of ‘close your eyes’, the track is packed with fresh twists and turns.

The new single continues what has been a big year for Subscape so far. Following a string of impressive and unique releases for Dub Police, his ‘My Style’ compilation released in March showcased the depth and variety of his music with aplomb, and the single once again asserts his distinctive sound combining signature traits with new progressions. Now, Subscape is turning his full attention to working on his debut album.

Subscape – I Need You / Close Your Eyes OUT 09.09.13
DP089
1. Subscape – I Need You
2. Subscape – Close Your Eyes

 

 

For more
http://www.dubpolice.com
http://subscapeuk.com

The Others ‘One Man Show’ ft. Lonette Charles(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , on July 26, 2013 by E.N.

The Others - One Man Show feat. Lonette CharlesWith the release of his debut album ‘Red Planet’ at the cusp of the new year, Dub Police stalwart The Others showcased the full depth and diversity of his productions, delivering a stunning and widely praised record. Amalgamating the many influences that inform his productions, its balance of light and shade, impact and intricacy has stood the test of time. Now he is set to release one of the album’s deeper cuts as a single backed by a diverse remix package that unlocks the full extent of its dancefloor potential.

‘One Man Show’ showcases a different side to The Others’ capabilities and having slotted fluidly into the album’s narrative it immediately stands out as a standalone record. Built around Lonette Charles’ effortlessly soulful vocals, the shuffling rhythm, warm piano melody and loose jazz inflections combine to make a smoky soul track for the bass generation.

First up on remix duties is dubstep figurehead J:Kenzo whose hazy rework plays on the expansive melodies of the original, underpinned by its crafted use of space, meditative bassweight and loose drum pattern. Up next, Ulterior Motive bring a darker take, driven by rattling breaks, warped sfx and thunderous bass, while completing the package is sought after house duo Mak & Pasteman who follow a single for Redlight’s Lobster Boy label with a low-slung house cut that offsets the soul of the original against a driving rhythm and bumping bassline.

The Others – One Man Show :
Release date: 5th August 2013
DP080
1. The Others – One Man Show feat. Lonette Charles
2. The Others – One Man Show feat. Lonette Charles (J:Kenzo Remix)
3. The Others – One Man Show feat. Lonette Charles (Ulterior Motive Remix)
4. The Others – One Man Show feat. Lonette Charles (Mak & Pasteman Remix)

PRE-ORDER

For more information
http://www.dubpolice.com

First Listen: The Others ‘Red Planet’ album sampler (Out 21st Dec on Dub Police)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2012 by E.N.

The Others
‘Red Planet’
(Dub Police)
 Release Date: 21st Dec 2012
The Others - Red Planet
 
Since debuting on Boka records back in 2007, The Others, AKA Alex Crawford, has come a long way. In the five years since his first release on Dub Police - the acclaimed ‘Africa’ EP in the same year – his prolific work rate and consistently high quality output has made him the most released artist on label and an integral part of its core, as well as a lynchpin in an ever-evolving dubstep scene. A series of impressive original productions, not to mention a number of standout high-profile remixes over the last few years are now set to culminate in his debut artist album for the label, ‘Red Planet’.
Over twelve tracks, ‘Red Planet’ gives The Others the canvas to showcase the full breadth of his talents like never before. Amalgamating the many influences that inform his productions, the album’s dubstep backbone is bolstered by glimpses of breakbeat, jungle, techno and progressive house, resulting in a brilliantly crafted and coherent artistic statement. Filled with light and shade, impact and intricacy, ‘Red Planet’ is much more than a collection of club tracks; this is an album in the truest sense of the word.
‘Go’ provides an apt introduction to the album setting a sweeping futuristic backdrop to the album as Crawford carefully layers new elements to craft a constantly evolving technoid powerhouse. This swiftly morphs into last year’s huge single ‘First Flight’, a fiery rave mutation for the bass generation that plays its ecstatic synth lines off against a snarling beast of a bassline. Latest single ‘Freeze The Frame’ featuring Geoff Smith on vocals further explores these rave-influenced sounds as soaring synth lines collide with sharp drums and tough bass flourishes in fine style.
Joined by Joker on production duties, ‘Spaceman’ journeys further into outer space with its combination of playful synths and funk-fuelled rhythm before ‘Showdown / Polaris’ brings things crashing back down to earth with its techy synths and menacing bass swipes, asserting The Others’ underground legacy with supreme conviction. Teaming up with label mate Emalkay on ‘Fallout’, The Others continues to push this signature style into new and unchartered territory, delivering a dark and deadly tearout cut that has already been getting Radio1 support from Skream & BengaMistaJam and Eddy Temple Morris. Built on a rigid, incisive rhythm, the industrial bassline slashes through the track viciously against a backdrop of undulating subs.
Moving into the second half of the album, ‘Antithesis’ featuring Stamina takes things deeper driven by rattling jungle breaks and clean subs before ‘Stargate’’s powerful rhythm unwinds into a twisting mixture of trippy synths and snarling bass notes. Opening things out once again, ‘The Way You Make Me’ draws on elements of progressive house and classic rave to bring a sense of anthemic euphoria to his powerful soundsystem shaking productions and has been winning strong support from scene tastemakers Skream & Benga. Utilising bright synths, twinkling keys and an emotive vocal hook to offset the stark drums and warping bassline, it is as evocative as it is ferocious giving The Others a chance to showcase his melodic prowess and songwriting abilities.
Moving into the final quarter, ‘Feel It’ featuring Breakage keeps the energy levels high using driving breakbeat rhythms and diva vocals as its motor before ‘One Man Show’ takes things down, allowing Crawford to bring to light a different side to his capabilities. Built around Lonette Charles’ effortlessly soulful vocals it articulates a more poignant streak to the album with its shuffling rhythm, warm piano melody and loose jazz inflections. Fittingly that leaves the title-track to play out the album, doing so in epic style as it explodes in a flurry of electric synths backed by its deep bass tones.
Having proved his worth as amongst the most versatile and exciting producers around, ‘Red Planet’ is set to propel him to the upper echelons of dance music.
Tracklist:
1.  Go
2.  First Flight
3.  Freeze The Frame ft. Geoff Smith
4.  Spaceman ft. Joker
5.  Showdown / Polaris
6.  Fallout ft. Emalkay
7.  Antithesis ft. Stamina
8.  Stargate
9.  The Way You Make Me
10.Feel It ft. Breakage
11.One Man Show ft. Lonette Charles
12.Red Planet

http://www.othersdubstep.com/

Caspa returns with Fulham 2 Waterloo, August 1st ,Dub Police 50(Preview)+Tour Dates

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2011 by E.N.

CASPA
SINGLE: FULHAM 2 WATERLOO
RELEASE DATE: 1 AUGUST
LABEL: DUB POLICE
CAT NO: DP050

Having passed the landmark half century in releases for Dub Police it’s time to celebrate and what better way to do so then to hand the reigns over to label head Caspa for the big 50!

Following the release of the anthemic ‘Back For The First Time’ last summer on Sub Soldiers – which was vocalled by Mr Hudson as ‘Love Never Dies’ and the brutal ‘Neck Snappah’ earlier this year, Caspa returns with the huge ‘Fulham 2 Waterloo’.

Driven by a hard 4×4 kick and galloping snares, the rhythm is overlaid with the snap of the half step snare providing an impactful percussive counterpoint that flips between house and dubstep. With the tough dancefloor foundations laid, it is the sharp, rave-inflected lead hook that provides an addictive rallying cry for club audiences everywhere.

Having first been aired by Annie Mac on Radio 1 back in February, it has been getting heavy club support from Atrak, Breakage, Mista Jam, Annie Mac, Zinc and Emalkay to name a few and with forthcoming rubdowns from Roska and Emalkay Fulham 2 Waterloo is set to storm the summer soundsystem airwaves.

As the man behind Dub Police and affiliated labels Storming Productions and Sub Soldiers, and an irrefutably top class producer in his own right, Caspa’s influence on the scene is profound. His continuing musical evolution and willingness to champion new talent has marked him out as an international

Fulham 2 Waterloo

Bang Bang

ambassador for dubstep as he continues to spread some of the most exciting sounds to come out of the UK in years.

Fresh back from Coachella Caspa now hits the road with an epic list of heavyweight forthcoming tour dates including Glastonbury where he will provide another outing of his’ Dubs, Decks and Visual FX’ multi sensory assault, followed onwards by Global Gathering and Creamfields amongst a massive run of forthcoming festivals and worldwide shows that take him to every corner of the globe, not to mention a 14 date tour throughout the USA in August which will be hitting some major venues alongside Digitalism.

Touring is just the tip of the Iceberg, Caspa still finds time to host a bi-monthly night at the world famous Fabric and not content with running 3 labels, producing dancefloor bomb after dancefloor bomb and the acclaimed album ‘Everybody’s Talking, Nobody’s Listening’, his remix skills are in higher demand than ever, remixing for the likes of Katy B, Buraka Som Sistema, Deadmau5, Miike Snow, Swedish House Mafia, Depeche Mode, Kid Sister to name just a few.

Caspa is working with a host of exciting guest vocalists and collaborators on his forthcoming artist album with full details to be revealed in the not too distant future- stay up-to-date with everything Caspa related with the new official Caspa iPhone application featuring news, music, videos, gig details, photos and much, much more! HERE

FORTHCOMING TOUR DATES:

3rd June: Stylus – Leeds
3rd June: Fabric – London
4th June: Stadsblokken – Arnhem – Netherlands
11th June: Escape in the park – Swansea
11th June: Parklife Weekender – Manchester
12th June: Summer Break – Newquay
18th June: UAF Festival – Vienna
26th June: Glastonbury – Pilton
30th June: Fez Club – Cambridge
1st July: B’estfest – Bucharest – Romania
2nd July: Aquarius – Zrce Beach – Croatia
8th July: Rehab – Chelmsford
9th July: Wakestock – Wales
15th July: Space – Ibiza
16th July: Dour Festival – Hainaut – Belgium
22nd July: Tomorrowland- Boom – Belgium
23rd July: Monegros Desert Festival – Huesca – Spain
29th July: Kendal Calling – Lake District
30th July: Global Gathering – Stratford-Upon-Avon

FURTHER CASPA INFO HERE:
www.thedopestghostintown.com

Emalkay ‘Eclipse’ Album preview Dub Police [DP055]

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on April 28, 2011 by E.N.

This clip showcases tracks taken from the Vinyl format. Pressed on 3×12” Vinyl in a gatefold sleeve with the full 11 track CD inside.

Birmingham-based producer Emalkay, who is set to release his hotly anticipated debut LP ‘Eclipse’ First making a name for himself with early releases on his own Morphic Sounds imprint, Emalkay has continued to push the boundaries of underground bass music ever since, delivering a slew of huge releases on the way. Having been an integral part of the Dub Police stable ever since his ‘Explicit / Heroics’ 12” for the label in 2009, Emalkay has gone from strength to strength with a series of heavyweight tracks that includes the phenomenal ‘When I Look At You’ and recent smash ‘Crusader’.
Comprised of 11 tracks, ‘Eclipse’ is a bold and powerful album encapsulating perfectly everything that makes Emalkay such a prodigious talent, effortlessly showcasing the depth and diversity of his sound while always remaining true to his inimitable style. As addictive as it is hard-hitting, the album doesn’t just provide a collection of dancefloor tracks, but a confident and coherent artistic statement.
A brilliantly confident and varied debut album, ‘Eclipse’ is set to cement Emalkay’s place as one of the biggest and most exciting producers working in bass music today.

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