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Watch Tinie Tempah In The New Video For ‘Tsunami (Jump)’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2014 by dk

Tsunami 042013 has seen 3 No.1 singles for Ministry of Sound, with hits coming from Bingo Players, Duke Dumont and Storm Queen. With 2014 in its sights, the world’s most successful dance label is gearing up for its next crossover hit with DVBBS & Borgeous’s ‘Tsunami (Jump)’, with a new vocal from Brit superstar, Tinie Tempah, following his previous featured hits with Swedish House Mafia and Calvin Harris.

The epic performance video was directed by Fred Rowson, who commented:
From the moment I heard this track with Tinie’s vocal, I knew that the video would have to be visceral, distinctive, and have real swagger. I wanted it to be iconic, with an industrial, almost gothic aesthetic that we’ve created through the colour scheme and the physical installation that we built. The choreography is central to the way the video develops, and I took Rick Guest’s Royal Ballet photography as a reference point for how we’d portray this. We’ve edited the performances so they build in intensity to really capture the tone of the music“.

The instrumental of ‘Tsunami (Jump)’ has already hit No.1 across Europe and on Beatport, clocked up 60 million collective YouTube views, over800,000 Soundcloud plays, and received repeat UK radio support from Radio 1’s Zane Lowe (who has just premiered the vocal version on Radio 1), Pete Tong, Diplo, Danny Howard, Greg James, Diplo and Annie Nightingale, plus spins from Mistajam at 1Xtra. To date, the track has spent 14 weeks in the Shazam Top 200 chart, peaking at No.13 in the Top 20 pre release chart.

DVBBS are Canadian brothers, Alex and Chris. The duo’s early singles ‘Initio’ and ‘DRVGS’, have taken the global EDM community by storm, and with shows alongside Deadmau5, Calvin Harris, Rusko, Eric Prydz, Dada Life, Borgore and Steve Aoki, they’re rapidly becoming one of North America’s hottest live DJ tickets.

LA’s Borgeous is another producer riding the crest of EDM’s next wave. His original productions ‘From Cali WIth Love’, ‘GANGSTEROUS’, ‘Rags To Riches’ and ‘Aggro’, alongside remixes of Rihanna’s ‘Pour It Up’ (with The Cataracs) and his reworking of Ciara’s ‘Goodies’, have brought him much acclaim in 2013.

The inimitable Tinie Tempah has just dropped his second album, ‘Demonstration’, featuring collaborations with Diplo, Pharrell, Zane Lowe, Paloma Faith, Labrinth, Naughty Boy, Dizzee Rascal, 2 Chainz, Emeli Sandé, Ellie Goulding and the Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands.

Following the success of Showtek’s ‘Booyah’ and Martin Garrix’ recent No.1, ‘Animals’, ‘Tsunami (Jump)’ is the next harder-edged EDM anthem to cut through in an ever-shifting dance music landscape.


Sigma unveil the official video for ‘Rudeboy’ ft. Doctor

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2013 by dk

3Beat158 Sigma ft. Doctor - RudeboyUK Drum and Bass geniuses Sigma are about to drop their latest track “Rudeboy”.
The single features vocals from South London rapper and singer DOCTOR, who is best known for his collaboration with Soundbwoy Ent on the chart hit “Never Wanna Say”. He’s recently been collaborating with the top tier of international dance producers such as DJ Chuckie, Gregor Salto, Chase & Status and Plastician.
“Rudeboy” follows on from “Summer Calling”, Sigma’s first release with 3 Beat, which propelled Sigma into the spotlight. It spent two weeks at Number 1 on the Music Week Urban Club Chart and reached number 5 in the Beatport chart.

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Dub Police “Past Present Future”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2013 by dk

Dub-Police-Past-Present-Future-PackshotDUB POLICE – PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE
CD – DPCD008
Release date: 18.11.13

Established in 2004 by Caspa and a few like-minded friends, Dub Police has proved a vital outlet for producers to showcase the finest elements of dubstep, whether that be heavy, deeper, darker or more innovative cuts. Since it’s inception, the label has presided over 80-plus releases from a roster of more than 30 artists and set the benchmark for aspiring imprints to follow, solidifying itself as a truly global imprint in the process; Japan, Australia and even Mumbai have all been played by Dub Police artists. As the first dubstep label to tour the USA in 2010, host label nights in Ibiza and hold down a bi-monthly residency at Fabric that’s now entering into it’s fifth year, allowing the label to showcase the ‘who’s who’ of Dubstep in their hometown of London. Dub Police continue to redefine expectations at a considerable rate of knots.

As an iconic home to emerging dubstep talent for almost a decade, Dub Police have also played a pivotal role in the genre’s sonic evolution. As key whistleblowers if you like, they were first to champion the sounds of genre-defining artists like Rusko, Emalkay and Trolley Snatcha and have continued to build on that legacy with label boss Caspa leading the imprint firmly into the future. To celebrate just how far they’ve come, Dub Police are proud to present ‘Past, Present & Future’, a 45-track compilation album that showcases the evolution of their sound, by those who helped make it happen. It will be available across three formats; digital, CD and as part of a specially-curated vinyl package that will see two tracks taken from each section and pressed to 12” wax. Tracks include those never before released on vinyl alongside a number that have completely sold out, including L Wiz’s ‘Girl From Codeine City’, a track out of circulation for near on six years, and The Others & Emalkay’s coveted banger ‘Fallout’.

The ‘Past’ will be of particular intrigue to the label’s early enthusiasts, with a swathe of highly-sought after classics making up the majority of the track-listing. From Emalkay’s seminal breakthrough heater ‘When I Look At You’ to the sullen majesty of Caspa’s glorious ‘Cockney Violin’, there is plenty of sure-fire gold on offer here. Of course, the contrast between then and now is also an interesting one, with tracks like The Others’ ‘Africa V.I.P’ serving as poignant reminders of the label’s beginnings; for many, these were the tunes that first introduced them to the genre.

‘Present’ looks more to the sound that has made considerable waves across the pond and beyond, with music from established Dub Police names like Subscape and The Others sitting proudly alongside more contemporary upstarts Variations and Mydas. These are the tracks you could expect to grace raves across the world right now, permeating the sets of the label’s artists and contemporaries alike. Caspa’s recent ‘Techno Terry’ single, featuring hotly-tipped protege Dismantle, is a standout feature, alongside Trolley Snatcha’s club banger ‘Make My Whole World’.

Naturally, looking forward would not be possible without the past or the present, but the section that looks to the genre’s future is arguably the compilation’s most important. A whole host of label talent give us their insight into the sound’s future composition, alongside intriguing features for J:Kenzo & Matty G and next-generation producers Ethic, Oiki and Badklaat, all of whom point to a bright and intriguing future for the sound.

Bold, expansive and a fitting testament to their continuing legacy, this is the story of Dub Police, and furthermore, dubstep, through the eyes of some of it’s finest purveyors.


Past 1. L-Wiz – Girl From Codeine City
2. Caspa – Cockney Violin
3. Emalkay – When I Look At You
4. Caspa – For The Kids
5. Mungos Hi Fi feat. Earl 16 – International Roots (LD Remix)
6. The Others – Africa VIP
7. Subscape – Nothings Wrong
8. N-Type – Way Of The Dub (Caspa Remix)
9. Rusko – Acton Dread
10. Trolley Snatcha – The Future
11. Conquest – Forever
12. The Others – Gravity
13. Rusko – Cockney Thug (Caspa Remix)
14. Emalkay – Fabrication
15. Matty G – Turf W*rz

Present 1. Subscape – I Need You
2. Oiki – Get It Now
3. Caspa feat. DIsmantle – Techno Terry
4. The Others & Emalkay – Fallout
5. Subscape – When I See You
6. Dirty Dog – Selecta
7. Trolley Snatcha – Make My Whole World
8. Filth Collins – Fatboy Riddim
9. Caspa – Sexy Beast
10. Mydas – Squared
11. Dirty Dog – Barkin Mad
12. Variations – Subbington
13. Ethic – Temple Run
14. The Others – One Man Show feat. Lonette Charles (J:Kenzo Remix)
15. Mydas – Beneath The Fold

Future 1. The Others – Joy
2. Oiki – Are You Scared
3. Trolley Snatcha – Ganja Talk
4. Caspa – London Zoo
5. Caspa – Mad Man feat. Riko
6. Matty G & J:Kenzo – SC Connection
7. Variations – Fighting For Air
8. KGB – Hardstyle
9. Subscape – Get You Down
10. Dirty Dog – Sucker Punch
11. Mydas – The Wait
12. Subscape – I Would Have Loved You
13. The Others – Amazonia
14. BadKlaat – Get Twisted
15. Trolley Snatcha & Subscape – Give And Take


Vinyl One 1. Caspa – Sexy Beast
2. Variations – Subbington

Vinyl Two 3. The Others & Emalkay – Fallout
4. L-Wiz – Girl From Codeine City

Vinyl Three 5. J:Kenzo & Matty G – SC Connection
6. Mydas – Squared


Free Download:Rusko gives away new track ‘Takeoff’ – ‘Lift Me Up’ EP out 2nd July on OWSLA

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on June 5, 2013 by dk

Rusko EP (1000x1000)
“Lift Me Up EP”
Release Date: 2nd July 2013
Download “Takeoff” for free:
RUSKO has signed to OWSLA! On 2nd July the dubstep badboy unites with one of dance music’s hottest labels for the “Lift Me Up” EP.
To kick things off and celebrate this devilish partnership, both parties have agreed to give away the drum n’ bass/Hip-Hop hybrid “Takeoff” for free via his social media networks beginning , Tuesday, 4th June. How cool is that? And Rusko even put some Jay-Z on there for ya.
Getting into the EP, the title track is Rusko’s signature combination of frantic BPM’s and melodies-meets-a slow, deep drop. “Murda Sound” pulls in elements of Hip-Hop, drum n’ bass, ragga and rave for a multi genre bomb, before RUSKO changes things up with the EP’s most beautiful track “Starlight feat. Claes Rosen.” It’s a gorgeous, classic drum n’ bass track that throws back to the genre’s 90’s heyday.
“Lift Me Up”
“Murda Sound”
“Starlight (feat. Claes Rosen)”
RUSKO will support the “Lift Me Up” EP with tour dates throughout the summer. Stops will include Tryst Nightclub and EDC in Las Vegas, NV; Escapade Festival in Ottawa, ON; Ocean Club at Marina Bay in Quincy, MA; Wavefront Music Festival in Chicago, IL; Lightning In A Bottle Festival in Temecula, CA; EDC London; and Dour Festival in Dour, Belgium
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Sarantis ‘Electric City’ LP(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2013 by dk

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.

Reso ‘Tangram Remixed’ (Civil Music)1st April 2013

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2013 by dk

Reso - Tangram RemixedRelease date 1st April 2013
Format: 12” / Digital
Reso ‘Tangram Remixed’ features KOAN Sound, Om Unit, Billain and Doshy remixes on the 12″ vinyl plus the digital bundle also includes Starkey, Drop The Lime, DJ Kentaro, Danny Scrilla, Evol Intent and Emperor remixes.
Since the latter half of the last decade, Alex Melia aka Reso has been blending heightened technological futurism with dancefloor prowess to create a densely cinematic musical universe. ‘Tangram’ – Reso’s much anticipated debut album – was released in Nov 2012. It received heavy support from Mixmag (Album of the month), XLR8R, Guardian, MTV, The 405, XFM and other key musical luminaries such as Liam Howlett, Skrillex, Skream & Benga, DJ Food, Salva, Rusko and more. A landmark thirteen track odyssey that reaffirms the place of the ‘album’ within modern electronic music, ‘Tangram’ cemented Reso as one of the world’s most forward thinking producers.
‘Tangram Remixed’ opens with KOAN Sound tackling ‘Axion’, pushing the tracks rhythmic possibilities yet further the OSWLA signed duo switch the glitching beat complexities into halftime stepping bliss. Remixer extraordinaire Om Unit perfectly balances ‘Simple Pleasures’ rich pads and dreamlike atmosphere with a slowfast footwork flux while Neurofunk god Billain delivers an exquisite and rare remix, a highly twisted take on the bass mechanics of ‘Half Life’. Doshy closes the 12″ with his unique neck snapping electro and trap infused rework of ‘Coronium’.
The digital package also includes revisions of ‘Check 1,2’ by Philadelphia’s Starkey (Amen breaks and 8 bar grime), 18 year old D&B prodigy Emperor, Munich’s Danny Scrilla (Sub heavy dark, sparse ‘slower than it feels’ 85bpm O.G ’06 bass) and Japanese 2 x DMC world Champion DJ Kentaro (beat-juggling, electro-workout with more edits than you can count) plus remixes of ‘Ishimura’ by NYC’s Drop the Lime remix (Dark shuffling techno) and Atlanta’s Evol Intent (hard hitting D’n’B with a half time feel).
Reso remains a steadfast musical staple on the London underground dance scene. Years after his early appearances onREACT.FM alongside the likes of Rusko, Distance and Heny G he is still staying very much true to his roots, pushing a personal sound and not buying into the hype like so many of his previous counter-parts. A guru of bass manipulations and by no means a creature of habit, he has always operated at the nexus of club focused electronic music varied palette.
Now after the release of his debut long player and a series of genre redefining EPs for Civil Music, and several choice Drum n Bass outings on the pioneering Hospital Records; we have seen Reso construct a brave new narrative in the way that timeless artists like Richard D James, Photek, DJ Shadow and A Guy Called Gerald have done for earlier generations. His deep musicality, incredible production and wildly diverse references place him at the peak of a new breed of electronic producers and have seen him engineering tracks for Burial and Jamie Woon, Travelling to Cuba with Norman Jay and remixing artists as diverse as Wiley, Carl Cox, DJ Kentaro, Om Unit, KOAN Sound, Drop The Lime and Buraka Som Systema amongst others.
A1. Axion (KOAN Sound Remix)
AA1. Half Life (Billain Remix)
A2. Simple Pleasures (Om Unit Remix)
AA2. Coronium (Doshy Remix)
—Included on digital download—
5. Check 1,2 (Starkey Remix)
6. Check 1,2 (Emperor Remix)
7. Check 1,2 (Danny Scrilla Remix)
8. Check 1,2 (DJ Kentaro Remix)
9. Ishimura (Drop the Lime’s Dark Tunnels Remix)
10. Ishimura (Evol Intent Remix)

DKS – Can’t Get Enough EP(+preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2012 by dk

DKS - Can't Get EnoughDKS – Can’t Get Enough EP 
(Firepower Records)
1. DKS – Can’t Get Enough
2. DKS – I Know
3. DKS – String Theory
4. DKS – Monster
Release date: 11th December 2012
With support from some of the biggest names in bass music, including Datsik, Skream & Benga, Rusko, Mistajam, Plastician and Emalkay, as well as tens of thousands of YouTube and SoundCloud plays, its time for 19-year-old producer/DJ DKS aka Max Clarke to take centre stage. Age is not a factor when it comes to admiration and musical knowledge and this young, aspiring musician has talent and experience way beyond his years. DKS1
‘Can’t get enough’ kicks off the EP with a warm shimmering intro and shuddering bass. The brushing of a high hat is fused with a clipped vocal sample and a skull-shattering drop that sends the blood rushing. Up next, the bass-driven track ‘I Know’ is a bold mix of uplifting and unpretentious soundscapes, which touch upon the deeper and darker side of dubstep. DKS draws on an array of influences on ‘I Know’ with his clever use of vocal samples, and crashing snares. Continuing the flare, ‘String Theory’ immerses itself in a grimier province with its murky breakdowns and chainsaw swings. The loaded LFOs and manic hi-hats are layered perfectly and tear through one another with booming force.
DKS builds you up during the EP’s seamless flow of musical moments and closes with the larger-than-life record ‘Monster’. ‘Monster’’s dynamic foray is cleverly calculated and the crescendo will knock you senseless. The thrilling female sample and frenzied synths rip each other apart in a brilliantly cultivated manner.
DKS has been championed by BBC Radio 1 and 1xtra, as well as getting his tracks heard across the Rinse FM airwaves. Clarke has become known for his interesting melodies and arrangements over the past year and has bought a breath of fresh air to the scene. This is a truly unmissable release from Firepower that once again encapsulates their forward-thinking presence at the forefront of electronic music.
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