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Andy Mac -Everytime / Asteroid Belts(Punch Drunk) May 09(Preview/Stream)

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Artist: Andy Mac
Title: Everytime / Asteroid Belts
Label: Punch Drunk
Release: 09 May 2011

Tracklist:
A. Everytime
B. Asteroid Belts

Andy Mac’s underground anthem ‘Everytime’ finally hits wax on Punch Drunk, following on from Kahn’s trailblazing 12” debut for the label back in February.

‘Everytime’ has been bumpin’ dance floors in Bristol and beyond for a year with it’s deep grooving, insistent rhythm and unmistakable vocal. Flip over for brand new track, ‘Asteroid Belts’, a marching, gritty, late night mutant house rhythm that snakes it’s way into your consciousness.

This original and infectious debut is contributing to a redefinition and reconfigurement of Bristol dance music for 2011.

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Ekoplekz- ‘Stalag Zero’ / ‘Distended Dub’ Limited 12” out 15th Nov on on Punch Drunk(Stream)

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Release date 15th Nov 2010
Limited 12” and digital

Punch Drunk, Bristol’s esteemed electronic music imprint, celebrates it’s 20th release with a strictly limited edition 12″ single.

This double A-side is also the official debut release by shadowy Bristol-based experimental electronic musician Ekoplekz. As such, it represents something of a departure for the label, for here is an artist who shuns modern digital production techniques in favour of primitive analogue devices, lo-fi cassette recorders and a spontaneous, improvised approach to composition.

Taking inspiration from ‘Radiophonic’ soundtracks, early dub reggae, krautrock and post-punk D.I.Y. experimenter’s like Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle and Robert Rental, Ekoplekz is intent on introducing a new generation to the kind of raw eruptions of sound that first gave birth to the UK’s electronic underground over 30 years ago.

300 hand-numbered copies for the world, each sheathed in individually hand-painted sleeves.

Ekoplekz ‘Stalag Zero’

Ekoplekz ‘Distended Dub’

http://www.punchdrunkmusic.com/

Punch Drunk presents: V/A – ‘Worth the Weight – Bristol Dubstep Classics’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2010 by E.N.

I knew straight away that this was a sound that would fit perfectly in Bristol – there is a lot of tension in the music that carries a satisfactory darkness with it, but it’s also lazy music. You don’t have to dance hard to move with it – it was born with a reefer in its gob!”

So said Pinch when I interviewed him in February 2005. Having witnessed the early DMZ and FWD>> raves that spawned this new sound we now refer to as Dubstep, and having gradually begun integrating it into the fabric of Bristol’s existing club scene, this young DJ’s instincts were proving correct. The following month I attended one of his Context nights – a dubsession by Loefah and Skream, on one of their earliest forays outside the Capital – and experienced for myself the sheer physical impact of dubstep at soundsystem volume. But even that was just a hint of what was to come. In April, Subloaded II sent a subsonic shockwave through the city, as Bristol shuddered under the weight of DMZ’s bass meditations. Those who survived the onslaught were changed forever, and Bristol’s destiny as dubstep’s second city became assured.

May 2005 saw the debut release on Pinch’s Tectonic imprint, which was the first of many new dubstep labels to emerge from the city. Being so much smaller than London, Bristol’s new generation of bedroom DJs and producers mingled freely in a close-knit community centred around the Rooted Records shop and the new club spaces (Dubloaded, Sub- loaded, Ruffnek Diskotek, Noir, HENCH) which sprang-up over the following months to cater for this rapidly expanding scene. Beats and ideas were eagerly exchanged on freshly-burned cd-rs in a period of unprecedented communal activity and cooperation, which would ultimately draw in and re-energise many of the city’s older generation of bass-explorers. Indeed, Bristol’s historical association with bass-orientated music was a crucial factor in the formation of a distinct and cohesive sound that triggered a feedback-loop of influence back to both London and the world beyond.

Almost inevitably, the Bristol micro-scene outgrew it’s grassroots, as producer-DJs like Headhunter, Appleblim, Joker, RSD, Pinch and Peverelist soon found themselves playing venues all over the planet. Once again, the ‘Bristol Sound’ had become an international phenomenon. Yet even today the core community still comes together for the regular mid- week Dubloaded sessions, which remain a testament to this city’s unshakable sense of strength and solidarity, as SGT. Pokes (the Honorary Bristolian who led the first charge at Subloaded all those years ago) calls the monthly congrega- tion to prayer.

- Gutterbreakz, November 2010.

Curated by Punch Drunk Records, Bristol’s premier bass music imprint, “Worth The Weight – Bristol Dubstep Classics” compiles five years of Bristol Dubstep history across two CD’s.

I knew straight away that this was a sound that would fit perfectly in Bristol – there is a lot of tension in the music that carries a satisfactory darkness with it, but it’s also lazy music. You don’t have to dance hard to move with it – it was born with a reefer in its gob!”

So said Pinch when I interviewed him in February 2005. Having witnessed the early DMZ and FWD>> raves that spawned this new sound we now refer to as Dubstep, and having gradually begun integrating it into the fabric of Bristol’s existing club scene, this young DJ’s instincts were proving correct. The following month I attended one of his Context nights – a dubsession by Loefah and Skream, on one of their earliest forays outside the Capital – and experienced for myself the sheer physical impact of dubstep at soundsystem volume. But even that was just a hint of what was to come. In April, Subloaded II sent a subsonic shockwave through the city, as Bristol shuddered under the weight of DMZ’s bass meditations. Those who survived the onslaught were changed forever, and Bristol’s destiny as dubstep’s second city became assured.

May 2005 saw the debut release on Pinch’s Tectonic imprint, which was the first of many new dubstep labels to emerge from the city. Being so much smaller than London, Bristol’s new generation of bedroom DJs and producers mingled freely in a close-knit community centred around the Rooted Records shop and the new club spaces (Dubloaded, Sub- loaded, Ruffnek Diskotek, Noir, HENCH) which sprang-up over the following months to cater for this rapidly expanding scene. Beats and ideas were eagerly exchanged on freshly-burned cd-rs in a period of unprecedented communal activity and cooperation, which would ultimately draw in and re-energise many of the city’s older generation of bass-explorers. Indeed, Bristol’s historical association with bass-orientated music was a crucial factor in the formation of a distinct and cohesive sound that triggered a feedback-loop of influence back to both London and the world beyond.

Almost inevitably, the Bristol micro-scene outgrew it’s grassroots, as producer-DJs like Headhunter, Appleblim, Joker, RSD, Pinch and Peverelist soon found themselves playing venues all over the planet. Once again, the ‘Bristol Sound’ had become an international phenomenon. Yet even today the core community still comes together for the regular mid- week Dubloaded sessions, which remain a testament to this city’s unshakable sense of strength and solidarity, as SGT. Pokes (the Honorary Bristolian who led the first charge at Subloaded all those years ago) calls the monthly congrega- tion to prayer.

- Gutterbreakz, November 2010.

Curated by Punch Drunk Records, Bristol’s premier bass music imprint, “Worth The Weight – Bristol Dubstep Classics” compiles five years of Bristol Dubstep history across two CD’s.

DRUNKCD004
Various Artists
Worth The Weight – Bristol Dubstep Classics

Barcode: 5055317208736
Formats: 2xCD / Digital Download
Release date: 8th November 2010

CD1:
01. Pinch ‘Midnight Oil’
02. Peverelist ‘The Grind’
03. Gatekeeper ‘Tense Past’
04. Peverelist ‘Roll with the Punches’
05. Appleblim ‘Vansan’
06. Pinch ‘Qawwali’
07. Forsaken ‘Hypnotise’
08. Headhunter ‘7th Curse’
09. RSD ‘Pretty Bright Light’
10. Komonazmuk ‘Bad Apple’
11. Appleblim & Peverelist ‘Circling’
12. Pinch ‘Lazarus’
13. Forsaken ft Mr Jo ‘Into the Sunset’

CD2:
14. Smith & Mighty ‘B Line Fi Blo’
15. Atki2 & Dub Boy ‘Tigerflower’
16. Joker ‘Holly Brook Park’
17. Guido ‘Mad Sax’
18. Hyetal & Shortstuff ‘Ice Cream’
19. Pinch ‘Get Up’ (RSD remix)
20. Jakes ‘3kout’
21. Wedge & Shadz ‘Running away’ (Guido remix)
22. Gemmy ‘Bass Transmitter’
23. Guido ‘Orchestral Lab’
24. Dubkasm ‘Hail Jah’ (Jakes remix)
25. Joker ‘Stuck in the System’
26. Hyetal ‘Pixel Rainbow Sequence’

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soundcloud.com/punchdrunkrecords

Peverelist & Hyetal- ‘The Hum’ / ‘rrrr’(drunk019)preview out 18th Oct 2010

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Artist : Peverelist & Hyetal
Title : ‘The Hum’ / ‘rrrr’
Cat. drunk019
label : Punch Drunk Records
Format :12″ vinyl & digital
Release : Monday 18th Oct 2010

Punch Drunk continue to twist, redefine and push forward the template of dubstep with a new 12” combining the talents of rising star Hyetal and Bristol veteran Peverelist.

As part of the second wave of Bristol dubstep producers, Hyetal has already made his mark, garnering critical acclaim for his recent 12” ‘Phoenix’ on Orca and previously releasing 12”s on labels such as Reduction and Soul Motive in addition to his collaboration with Shortstuff on Punch Drunk earlier this year.

This is Peverelist’s second 12” release this year following his ‘Better Ways of Living’ release for Punch Drunk and his recent mix for Resident Advisor.

Both producers bring their trademark ingredients to the table, Hyetal’s kaleidoscopic synthesis and Pev’s deadly junglistic rhythm section combine to produce two very different tracks.

The Hum is immediately grabbing, brimming with propelling energy and uplifting melodics. The cryptically titled ‘rrrr’ is a much darker disorientating psychedelic affair, slowly luring you into it’s groove, providing another typical Punch Drunk curve ball.

Strong support already from Ramadanman, Ben UFO, A Made Up Sound/2562, Untold, Brackles, Shortstuff, Pariah and more

Peverelist & Hyetal ‘The Hum’

Peverelist & Hyetal ‘rrrr’

Punch Drunk Records
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Superisk ‘Find Your Way’ + Mensah remix on Punch Drunk Records out 6th September (preview)

Posted in News, Promotions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2010 by E.N.


Label Punch Drunk Records
Cat no. drunk018
Artist : Superisk
Track titles ‘Find Your Way’ / ‘Find Your Way’ (Mens ah remix)’
Format : 12″ vinyl and digital
Release date: 6th September 2010

Punch Drunk broadcasts two transmissions direct from the murky depths of the Bristol underground.

Debut 12” from respected underground stalwart Superisk conjures shaolin indebted psychedelic visions of pathways through austere times.

Mensah turns up the heat on the flipside, reimagining the original’s melodics & infecting them with his signature robust high energy funk.

Superisk ‘Find Your Way’

Superisk ‘Find Your Way’ (Mensah remix)

Superisk Biography

Superisk has been lurking on the Bristol underground music scene for a number of years, playing his unique 140bpm crossover sets to a range of unsuspecting crowds. He is a resident at the Sureskank Convention, a long established club night that has consistently supported the underground sounds of Grime and Dubstep in the city. Many people know Superisk from late night sessions at, the now sadly closed, Tube club, home to so many of Bristol’s specialist dance music events,

Spending formulative years immersed in MPCs and gritty breakbeats, London’s Grime evolution became an inspiration. Superisk began forging his warped sonic synthesis into his own musical visions.

Now, finally, the scene is set for his productions to see the light of day with his debut 12” due on the Punch Drunk label in Autumn 2010. Along with his solo productions, Superisk has been collaborating with Bristol based Hip Hop For Ravers, Central Spillz, recently completing their forthcoming debut album, ‘Space Travel’.

Mensah Biography

Visit Bristol and mention the name Mensah, the chances are that someone’s going to know the man you’re talking about. Having become involved in the Bristol music scene at an early age, there’s no surprise that he epitomizes the great things associated with the city’s music – positivity, progression and originality.

Growing up listening to his Mum’s dub and reggae collection, his first taste of UK underground music was going to the under-18 night ‘Jungle Book’ at the tender age of 11, witnessing the late and great Steve ‘Hyper’ D. It was the garage scene though that really kindled Mensah’s first love of dance music and Mensah still cites the productions of Wookie and the dj sets of Heartless Crew’s DJ Fonti as a major influence.

DJing himself at various nights in Bristol, the natural progression for Mensah was to start creating his own music. Aspiring to never make the same tune twice or wanting to be typecast into any one genre, Mensah pushes whatever sound he decides to take forward – a melting pot of dubstep, grime, and pure dancefloor energy.

Releases ‘Pulse 80′s’ and ‘Untitled Future Funk EP’ on Hench have established the Mensah name but this is just the beginning.

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extra music new TOP 10 Albums- May 2010

Posted in *EMN Charts, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 6, 2010 by E.N.


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TOP 10
Albums May 2010
Must Have!
NR.1 Guido and Lorn

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1.Guido- Anidea +Lorn -Nothing Else
2. MonoPoly – Paramatma Listen/BUY
3. Eleven Tigers – Clouds Are Mountains MORE
4.OnraLP-Long Distance MORE(free promo dld,listen,buy)
5.Flying Lotus -Cosmogramma MORE+ Listen/BUY
6.Altered Natives – Tenement Yard Volume One Listen/BUY
7. Rude Kid – Are You Ready Listen/BUY
8. Clubroot II – MMX MORE
9.Emeralds – Does It Look Like I’m Here Listen/BUY
10.Trentemoller – Into The Great Wide Yonder MORE, Listen/BUY

More Extra Music New Charts-MAY 2010
EMN TOP 50 May
Free Promo downloads May 2010-Chart
TOP 100 April

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Peverelist ‘Better Ways of Living’ / ‘Fighting Without Fighting’ PUNCH DRUNK RECORDS 12″ July 2010 streaming

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 3, 2010 by E.N.


Cat no. drunk017
Label Punch Drunk Records
Artist : Peverelist
Track titles ‘Better Ways of Living’ / ‘Fighting Without Fighting’
Format : 12″ vinyl and digital
Release date 19th July

Peverelist is the lynchpin of the Bristol dubstep music scene. His championing of home grown talent has made his label, Punch Drunk Records, perhaps the defining contemporary label of one of the world’s most influential musical cities. His own productions have been hugely influential in shaping the second wave dubstep sound, drawing influences from UK & JA sound system culture and European & American House and Techno. His releases include genre defining classics on Skull Disco, Tectonic and Punch Drunk, culminating in the ‘Jarvik Mindstate’ album of late 2009,

“(one of) the pantheon of important dubstep albums alongside Burial, Shackleton and Kode 9” – Fact Magazine

Peverelist ‘Better Ways of Living’

Peverelist ‘Fighting Without Fighting’


Peverelist productions and dj sets are renowned for uncompromising, challenging, forward thinking innovation and militant underground aesthetics, unusual in the increasingly homogenous and ‘rave’ orientated dubstep over ground. He learnt his trade and furthered his passionate grass roots approach during a decade working in the UK underground frontline of inner city Bristol’s influential and last remaining independent record shop, Rooted Records,

Peverelist is a resident at Bristol’s definitive and original dubstep club night Subloaded. He also co-promotes Bristol’s longest running monthly specialist dubstep event, Dubloaded, alongside Pinch and has played at DMZ, FWD>>, toured Japan and played extensively in Europe.

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Review: Guido – Anidea(Punch Drunk)

Posted in *EMN Reviews, News with tags , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2010 by E.N.


It’s completely understandable why the Bristolian power trio of Joker, Gemmy and Guido would want to escape the term dubstep with all the wobbly ‘lads night out’ connotations it now attracts. However, on the evidence of Guido’s stunning ‘Anidea’ debut, their adopted alternative ‘purple wow’ isn’t really going to cut it either. This album is far too vivid and colouful to be shackled with a single shade or emotion, and it’s set a standard that his West Country bredren will do well to equal. Funkier than a pair of George Clinton’s week-old socks ‘Anidea’ is a breathtaking exercise in minimalism and mood that gets better with every play, barely dropping a step throughout the dozen tracks. While all of the quality dubstep signifiers are there in abundance, tracks like ‘Mad Sax’ and the sublime half-stepper ‘Take Me Higher’ have strong house elements, and there’s more than a whiff of sophisticated R&B in the vocal treatments throughout.
Personally having already thrashed the original instrumental to within an inch of its’ life I can’t help feeling a little ambivalent about Yolanda’s vocals plonked on top of ‘Way U Make Me Feel’, though it works superbly in the context of an album that has been programmed with precision and nous. Guido makes it sound ridiculously simple, yet anyone who has ever grappled with a minimal sound palate will know that just isn’t the case, and it’s impossible not to be floored by the unfathomably deep subs, crafty melodies and macroscopic sound design.
With powerful musical statements like the melancholy ‘Cat In The Window’ and the genuinely next level ‘Tango’ it’s hard to believe this won’t be a serious contender in the Best Of The Year lists, and justifiably so.
(Review by Jim P. for Extramusicnew)

Artist: Guido
Title: Anidea
Cat no: DRUNKCD003
Barcode: 5055317202000
Release Date: May 24th

Preorder at your Recordstore

Find out more HERE

(download)Ikonika -xl8r podcast 136

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 11, 2010 by E.N.

As the sounds emanating from London continue to morph faster than people like us can slap a proper genre name on them, and the number of producers and DJs involved in this funky/garage/bass music movement continues to grow, it seems like there are very few constants in the UK’s electronic music scene. As a result, a label like Hyperdub—which has only been around for a shade over five years—serves as a pillar of stability, even as its roster and sonic output exist in a state of semi-permanent flux. So when Ikonika (a.k.a. Sara Abdel-Hamid) dropped Contact, Love, Want, Have, her debut album and one of only a handful of full-length efforts on Hyperdub (the others belonging to Burial and label head Kode9), it qualified as a genuine big deal. Later this month, Ikonika will be following up that big deal with another big adventure—a brief North American tour that includes a stop at this year’s MUTEK festival. In the meantime, she’s put together this exclusive XLR8R podcast that was mixed live and includes all kinds of dubplates and unreleased goodies. We recommend that you listen repeatedly and find yourself a way to get to one of those North American shows in the weeks ahead.

(download)Ikonika -xl8r podcast 136

01 Jahcoozi ­ “Read the Books (Ikonika Remix)” (BPitch Control)
02 Martyn ­ “MiniLuv”
03 Braiden ­ “The Alps”
04 Optimum ­ “Storm Riddim”
05 Ikonika ­ “Dckhdbtch”
06 DVA ­ “New World Order” (DVA)
07 Kingdom ­ “Pathfinder” (Scion)
08 Endgames ­ “Ecstasy (Jam City Refix)” (Night Slugs)
09 Lil Silva ­ “A Million” (Night Slugs)
10. Blondes ­ “Spanish Fly (Brenmar Remix)”
11. Ikonika ­ “Aqueous Cream” (Hum&Buzz)
12. Ramadanman ­ “Glut” (Hemlock)
13. Optimum ­ “Chaos”
14. Ikonika ­ “Psoriasis” (Hyperdub)
15. Pony Pony Run Run ­ “Walking On A Line (French Fries Dub)”
16. Caribou ­ “Leave House (Ikonika Remix)” (City Slang)
17. Guido ­ “Mad Sax” (Punch Drunk)
18. Girl Unit ­ “Wut”
19. Addison Groove ­ “Nautilus”
20. J.O.H vs. The-Dream ­ “J.O.H Is A 10″

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Guido Anidea-cover,release date…

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 11, 2010 by E.N.


Artist: Guido
Title: Anidea
Cat no: DRUNKCD003
Barcode: 5055317202000
Release Date: May 24th
Format: CD X 1

Now we have cover,release date and promo copy,(thanks to punch drunk records)!
We expect a lot from Guido’s Anidea debut album,what we got is more that we expect-probably nr.1 at our chart this month.
Iif you have decided to buy one album this month,this is it,preorder now at your record store and enjoy this summer with Guido’s electronic soulfull sound !!!

Check for more our 1st post HERE

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