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This Is Dubstep 2014 CD – Flux Pavilion, Skream, Benga, Caspa, Seven Lions, Joker,…, May 4th

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2014 by E.N.

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THIS IS DUBSTEP 2014
VARIOUS ARTISTS
AEI MUSIC
RELEASED SUNDAY 4TH MAY (DIGITAL) / MONDAY 5TH MAY (2CD)

Featuring: 34 tracks featuring Flux Pavilion, Seven Lions, Kahn, Skream, Caspa, Rogue, Von D, Torqux, V.I.V.E.K, Youngsta, Dabin, Kromestar, Seven, J:Kenzo and many more.

Everything about dance music is cyclical: from the loops that drive the dancefloor to the ever-changing trends themselves. And as the hype and commercial spotlight surrounding dubstep has died down, the scene is left in the most exciting position it’s been in since its initial crossover explosion in 2009.

The attention seekers have long since left the building. The men with dollar-signed eyeballs have moved on to plunder the next big thing. What’s left is a solid scene of devoted creatives and dedicated fans that were passionate about dubstep long before the hype spiralled and will remain so. As when drum & bass endured its first backlash in the late 90s, dubstep has gone back to its roots and the boys and girls making it more room to breathe and take the genre into exciting new creative realms… Just as they were before the hype ignited.

‘This Is Dubstep 2014’ perfectly captures this unique moment. A much deeper, darker, underground portrait of the genre… This isn’t about the brash brodown, it’s not about hair-raising, bowel-busting drops, it’s not about screaming sonic mid-range savagery. This is about stone cold unrelenting sub-soaked grooves that roll with industrial strength. This is about heaving hypnotic sound design and meditative messiness that can only be found in deep dub dynamics. This is about the foundation vibes and raw roots that inspired a generation of producers over a decade ago.

From Flux Pavilion’s majestic euphoria and slippery synth charms on ‘Gold Love’ through to the reality abandoning groove of Kahn’s remix of Ishan Sound’s ‘Namkha’, ‘This Is Dubstep 2014’ reminds us of what made the genre so special in the first place…

Hipsters might have burnt their Joker albums when they grew their last disco beard. Producers from other genres aren’t so quick to drop into a cheeky half-time dubstep breakdown mid track. But to us here at This Is Dubstep HQ, this is the best thing that’s happened to the scene in a long time.

Galvanised with the GetDarker stamp of approval – bastions of the finest underground dubstep for over 10 years – the scene is in the best place it’s been for a long, long time. This year promises some of the most exciting, boundary-bashing, creative productions the genre has spawned in years.

CD1
01. FLUX PAVILION FT. ROSIE ODDIE – GOLD LOVE
02. JOKER – HEADTOP
03. DISTANCE – ANDROMEDA
04. SKREAM – LOSING CONTROL
05. J:KENZO – MAGNETO (FEEL IT)
06. TRUTH VS STYLISTIC BEATS – CHICKS AND DRUGS
07. AMIT – ACID TRIP
08. WAYFARER & ANAMAI – REFLECTIONS
09. TUNNIDGE – RUKKUS
10. SEVEN FT. JOE RAYGUN – LIVE FROM THE FUTURE
11. LAS – MALFUNKTIONS
12. BUKEZ FINEST – UNDER CONTROL
13. KROMESTAR – BIPOLAR
14. ASYLUM – BAD HABIT
15. VON D – EYES ON YOU
16. TMSV – HAZE VIP
17. TORQUX – T1
CD2
01. RÖYKSOPP FT. SUSANNE SUNDFØR – RUNNING TO THE SEA (SEVEN LIONS REMIX)
02. BENGA – THERE’S NO SOUL
03. EMALKAY – TELL ME (ROGUE REMIX)
04. CASPA – ALPHA OMEGA
05. ROLLZ FT. KATIE’S AMBITION – BURN UP (DABIN REMIX)
06. YOUNGSTA & SEVEN – ARCHITECTS
07. V.I.V.E.K – SOUNDMAN VIP
08. VON D – SUNFLOWER
09. DISTRICT – ROYS THEME
10. THELEM – FALSE IMPRINT
11. LX ONE – REFLECT
12. HAZE – BADNESS TING
13. TRASHBAT – HANAKO
14. GENETIX – SEQUENCE VIP
15. ESH ONE – NUMBER NINE
16. DARK TANTRUMS – COSMIC
17. ISHAN SOUND – NAMKHA (KAHN REMIX)

Friend Within announces release of ‘Renegade Master Refix’ on Method Records(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 19, 2013 by E.N.

Friend_WithinFriend Within announces release of ‘ Renegade Master Refix’ and new EP 
Released on 19th August via Method Records

 

You’ve heard it hammered everywhere and by everyone including Skream, B.Traits, Eats Everything and Claude von Stroke, and now the ‘Renegade Master Refix’ by Friend Within sees an official release via Disclosure’s Method Records on 19th August.

Having already clocked an impressive 100,000+ plays online way before it’s official release, Friend Within’s ‘Renegade Master Refix’ opens with a bouncing 4/4 beat and is driven forward by a monstrous Friend Withinbassline making it the very definition of a dancefloor destroyer.

‘The Renegade Refix’ will join three other brand new productions on ‘The Renegade EP’, which will follow in the footsteps of releases on the likes of Dirtybird and PETS for mysterious Friend Within.

 

 

Maribou State & Pedestrian “Mask” – Official Video

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2013 by E.N.

maribou stateMaribou State & Pedestrian’s “Mask” is garnering some great support from the likes of Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Pete Tong, Rob Da Bank, Mistajam, Skream and Eddy Temple Morris. Released on 18th March through the Friends Will Carry You Home Too compilation compiled by Catz ‘N Dogz for their imprint Pets Recordings

Taz & Akka ‘Synergy EP’ (Rwina Records)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2013 by E.N.

Taz & Akka 'Synergy EP'Release date: 1st April 2013
Format: 12” / Digital
Rwina Records kick off 2013 with the ‘Synergy’ EP, a collaborative release from Taz & Akka. Glasgow’s Taz makes his fourth appearance on the label, while Akka (aka label head and mastermind Akkachar) finally steps over to the artist side. The pair have been collaborating for three years, with this first release compiling four tracks from the extensive amount of material the two have accumulated in that time.
‘Illusory’ combines euphoric synths, a flair for hooks and hands in the air escapism. ‘Mobius’ takes its inspiration from video games, grime, cartoons and hip hop, throwing everything into a blender and pouring the results all over the dancefloor. ‘Paul Is Dead’ switches up the tempo for a deeper take on the footwork sound, with a vocal snippet name checking one of the most famous “Paul”s in history and ‘Trapped In ’82′ closes proceedings by taking things back to the duo’s youth, unashamedly celebrating the musical excesses of the 80s.
Rwina has a strong back catalogue from artists such as Starkey, EPROM, Terror Danjah, Swindle and support from DJ Shadow, SBTRKT, Flying Lotus, Diplo, Mary Anne Hobbs, Skream, Oneman, Ben UFO, Machinedrum and many more.
Tracklisting:
1. Illusory
2. Mobius
3. Paul Is Dead
4. Trapped In ’82

Swindle Ft. Toddla T& Sam Frank – Need To Know +Video

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2012 by E.N.

Artist: Swindle
 Title: Need To Know Feat. Toddla T & Sam Frank w/ Have A Go Feat. Takura
 Label: Self-released
Format: Digital
 Release Date: 06.07.12
Tracklist:
A1. Need To Know Feat. Toddla T & Sam Frank
 A2. Have A Go Feat. Takura

Swindle gears up for his fourth release in 2012, hot off the back of attention grabbing efforts on Butterz and Deep Medi and shows no signs halting his recent prolific run of hits – both with instrumentals and vocals. This Double A-side from the highly versatile producer is no different.

Co-produced with Radio 1’s Toddla T, ‘Need To Know‘ slows down the pace with the help of Sam Frank’s vocoder-aided lyrics that echo that of Zapp and Roger with ultra funky synths and chord progression. Frank croons effortlessly about the ‘the other woman’ and all of her positive attributes but protests that she still hasn’t got anything on the main woman in his life. With its seductive slow-mo bounce and love-fueled content don’t be surprised to hear this closing a few DJ sets in months to come for the last dance.

The video for the track sees animated versions of Swindle, Toddla T and Sam Frank embark on an intergalactic quest to the future whilst trying to resist the temptation of extra-marital (and terrestrial) affairs and is made by Cargo Collective‘s Adam Aiken.
‘Have A Go’ has got an unmistakable summer vibe with lush high-pitched synths and soulful but sparse vocal arrangement. Featuring vocals from Takura, a frequent collaborator with Chase & Status as well as Redlight and Skream, the track is slightly more removed from his notorious Grime efforts. However the funk-obsessed producer remains true to his love of fusing raw funk chords with hard-edged electronic beats on this occasion and has garnered early support from the likes of Annie Mac and Mistajam.

Swindle Feat. Takura – Have A Go (Radio Rip)

Addison Groove “Beeps” (50WEAPONSCD06) (preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2012 by E.N.

Nocturnal Sunshine (aka Maya Jane Coles) – Can’t Hide The Way I Feel [LMDSW001](Preview)

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

Very limited vinyl repress released on Feb 6th. Nocturnal Sunshine is the new alias for Maya Jane Coles. She’s one half of vocal duo She Is Danger and an emerging tech house superstar under her own name. This release, is all about the A side “Can’t Hide the Way I Feel,” the writhing monster that both fetishes extreme pain and bottles it up in an unbearably spiralling arpeggio that grows and shrinks without ever revealing an opening. Nocturnal Sunshine is worth making an exception for.”

DJ support from: Scuba, Hatcha, Skream, Mary Anne Hobbs, Joy Orbison, Pearson Sound, Appleblim, Brendon Moeller, Kowton, Cosmin TRG & George Fitzgerald.

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