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Sarantis ‘Electric City’ LP(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2013 by E.N.

Sarantis 'Electric City' LPElectric City is the new album from Sarantis OUT NOW via Senseless Records. It takes it’s name from an imagined urban landscape caught somewhere between London and the dystopian sprawl imagined by John Carpenter, Warriors and other classic 80s sci-fi. The music takes audible cues from the soundtracks to those films; bold, raw synths and big drums reverberate but also a melting pot of musical styles ranging from motor city techno and electro funk through to cutting edge grime, bashment and footwork.

Vocal tracks come from Parly B (Mungo’s Hifi), South London’s rising grime star M.I.K. & Dialect, a renowned freestyle MC and regular guest on Westwood and 1Xtra.

Building on previous releases for Senseless, Black Acre and Chrissy Murderbot’s Loose Squares, on this LP Sarantis expands his sonic palette and allows all the inspiration and influence collected in the past half decade to breathe and expand. Starting out from his soundsystem roots in Leeds, UK, Sarantis has worked his way in to the record boxes of people like Skream, Brenmar, DMZ & Mary Anne Hobbs with a catalogue spanning six years and work with vocalists like Warrior Queen and Iration Steppas.

Vibration Lab ft. Linval Thompson – Tribulation Time E.P(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 5, 2012 by E.N.

Vibration Lab featuring Linval Thompson – Tribulation Time (with remixes by: RSD,
Radikal Guru, Riddim Tuffa and Adam Prescott)

Vibration Lab are proud to present their latest Future Reggae creation, a new and original song by living legend Linval Thompson, one of the most important figures in Reggae music ! With his contributions as a singer, producer and label owner his importance can not be overstated.
This release is Bass Music on a higher level of consciousness! Modern Roots and Subsonic Dub sounds merge with Linval’s sweet emotional vocals that are so relevant in these times. Traditonal production techniques coexisting with today’s musical technology.
This package also contains unique and amazing remixes from the very best producers of Rootstep, Digi-Dub, Reggae influced Dubstep and Future Bass. Pioneers like: RSD and Radikal Guru. Plus the next generation of Dub stars: Riddim Tuffa and Adam Prescott.
The song was voiced at the famous Stingray Studios in London and all mixes were mastered with superior analog equipment at Stardelta Labs, where they have perfected the art of giving digital music warmth and depth.
The combination of future dubsters Vibration Lab and reggae legend Linval Thompson brings a special mixture of organic vintage Roots with innovative Dubscapes. A modern classic sound!
VLAB003
1. Vibration Lab (Original)
2. RSD Remix
3. Radikal Guru Remix
4. Riddim Tuffa Remix
5. Vibration Lab (Dub)
6. RSD Dub
7. Adam Prescott Remix
8 Riddim Tuffa Dub

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/

Glastonbury 2011 full line-up

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Full Line Up HERE

Reggae Roast Records pres. Righteous EP (preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2011 by E.N.

Reggae Roast Records are proud to presents the Righteous EP. This release features a selection of the most exciting artists from the across the UK Reggae / Dubstep scenes. The Righteous EP follows the massively popular ‘Evolution’ single, from Ghetto Priest, released in November 2010, which enjoyed airplay from the likes of Rob The Bank, Don Letts and David Rodigan as well as mass club DJ rotations. This release is set to follow suit with its captivating energy and cross-genre appeal. The 4 track EP uniquely meanders between the 4 sub-genres of Roots Reggae, giving traditional Caribbean practices a distinctly modern, UK reworking.

Released by: Reggae Roast Records
Release/catalogue number: RR005
Release date: Feb 7, 2011


The original track - Written by production team; Evergreen, Landlord & Ruckspin features a gritty MC style vocal from Danman over a hard hitting steppers riddim track. Danman has made his name touring the globe over the past 3 decades, chanting on legendary sound systems such as Iration Steppas and Aba Shanti-i. Righteous is a great example of his uplifting lyrical outlook and enchanting rhyming patterns. This track was both inspired by and designed for dancehall culture, with immense low-end energy and a relentless stepping rhythm. Evergreen, Landlord & Ruckspin, in their mid-twenties are destined to be the next generation of bass warriors, paying homage to the likes of Jah Shaka, while adding a very futuristic, London stance to their productions. This mix has already become an underground anthem in Dancehall’s across the UK, building on their ‘Jah Rain’ release of 2009, which was a big hit across Europe.

RSD Dubstep Remix – Rob Smith is as integral to the Bristol sound as any of his mainstream-approved counterparts. After his legendary work under the alias Smith & Mighty Sound System, RSD is once again at Bristol’s cutting edge, aligning himself with the city’s inventive Dubstep movement. The likes of local Dubstep dons Pinch and Peverelist have backed the RSD cause already, releasing singles via their respective labels, Earwax and Punch Drunk. Since the late 1980s, RSD has played a huge part in the evolution of Bristol’s clubbing soundtrack. His eclectic experiments in Dub, Reggae, Drum’n’Bass and beyond set him up as an obvious forefather of Dubstep. RSD’s remix of Righteous is destined for heavy rotation in the clubs, with its pounding drum track and monster sub bass. Expect to hear this one played by the likes of Skream & Rusko over the coming months, as well as multiple rewinds on Rinse Fm and 1Xtra.

Nucleus Roots Dub - Hailing from Manchester, with four classic albums under their belt, Nuclues Roots have become globally recognised for their authentic Dub mixes. They operate in a very traditional King Tubby-esq fashion, using authentic Dub techniques of live Dub mixing. Working with an array of classic effects units, Nucleus Roots have produced a beautifully minimal, Dubwise version of the track, re-balancing elements, using colourful multi-effects to produce an entirely fresh remix of the original, which carries serious bass-weight, while retaining freedom and space.

Dark Arx Remix - Fledgling bass producer Dark Arx has produced a final cutting-edge future bass remix, which builds on his infatuation with Dub Techno pioneers such as Rhythm & Sound and the Basic Channel movement. With 2 highly regarded singles under his belt we are delighted to have this highly original version of Righteous, which brings a forward thinking feel to the EP. Once again exploring the fringes of the Dubstep & Techno, Dark Arx’s mix takes inspiration from Detroit & Berlin, Fans of Scuba, Peverelist and Ramadanman should take notice of this mix.

This release explores the various reincarnations of the Roots Reggae sound, covering classic Dub, digital Steppers, Dubstep and Future Bass. We believe it to be a poignant release as a resurgence of Caribbean music infiltrates all aspects of modern dance music. Our previous single releases have been very well received by national radio stations and DJs alike, with multiple plays on Radio1, 1Xtra and Kiss100, we hope Righteous will follow suit with its cross genre appeal and dance floor energy.

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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’

www.myspace.com/punchdrunkrecords
www.rootedrecords.co.uk
soundcloud.com/punchdrunkrecords

Dubkasm Transform I – Remixed(incl.Pinch, Guido ,Peverelist,Jakes …)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2010 by E.N.

Bristolian roots reggae outfit Dubkasm have rounded together ten of the city’s dubstep producers to contribute to their Transform I – Remixed album.

Dubkasm are comprised of childhood friends Digistep and DJ Stryda, who kicked off their dub project in the mid-’90s before going on to launch their Sufferah’s Choice label in ’03 in order to showcase their studio productions. Last year’s Transform I album was a culmination of their work so far, collecting tracks from their previous 12-inches and including vocal turns from Dub Judah, Levi Roots and Afrikan Simba. They’ve also recently issued a dub version of the entire record by the name of Transformed In Dub.

Transform I – Remixed will complete the trilogy of releases, and Dubkasm have decided to keep things Bristolian for the remix CD, inviting Pinch, Peverelist, Appleblim & Gatekeeper, Headhunter, Guido, Gemmy, RSD, Hyetal, Forsaken and Jakes to offer up versions of their material. Although most of the remixes could be classified as dubstep of some kind, all of them remain deeply rooted in the reggae source material, ranging from the vocodered digidub of Gemmy’s “City Walls” to Peverelist’s delayed minimalist take on “Strictly Ital.” Vinyl buyers will be able to pick and choose their preferred mixes, with a series of five different 12-inches set to be released from May through September.

The launch party for the album will see Stryda’s Teachings In Dub party team up with Pinch’s Subloaded for a homegrown double-header of epic proportions at Bristol’s Trinity Centre this Friday night. The converted church provides a large single-room space with good acoustics, and will see the reggae of Dubkasm (who will appear alongside MC Solo Banton), Downbeat Melody and Negus Melody go head-to-head with the dubstep of Pinch, Peverelist, Appleblim, Hyetal, Forsaken, Gatekeeper and Guido.

Tracklist
01. Pinch – From the Foundation feat Dub Judah
02. Gemmy – City Walls feat Ras Addis
03. RSD – More Jah Songs feat Tena Stelin
04. Forsaken – Moses feat Ras B
05. Peverelist – Strictly Ital feat Ras Addis
06. Appleblim & Gatekeeper – Respek I-Spek feat Levi Roots & Afrikan Simba
07. Guido – Nyah Keith
08. Hyetal – Tranaformai feat Ras Bernardo & Jeru Banto
09. Jakes – Hail Jah feat Ras Addis
10. Headhunter – Foundational Dub feat Dub Judah

Sufferah’s Choice Recordings will release Transform I – Remixed in May 2010.(RA)

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