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

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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)

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Outlook Festival Croatia announce Busta Rhymes, Buraka Som Sistema, DJ Marky and many more!

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• Headliners include Busta Rhymes, Barrington Levy, Horace Andy, DJ Premier, Buraka Som Sistema, Goldie, Andy C, Moodymann, David Rodigan, DJ Marky, Andy C, Chronixx & Zinc Fence Redemption, Digital Mystikz, MJ Cole, DJ EZ, Floating Points, Special Request and many more, with a further 200 names to be revealed soon.
• Outlook returns for its 7th season on the stunning Croatian coast
• The festival takes place from Weds 3rd – Sun 7th September 2014

Outlook Festival returns to Croatia this September after last year’s best ever event to date, a celebratory fusion of dub, reggae, hip-hop, drum ‘n’ bass, garage, house and more on the dazzling Adriatic coast. Joining the dots between musical legends right through to the next generation of up and coming talent, again some of the finest live acts and DJs descend upon a 19th century fort for five days and nights of amazing music. Close to the historic city of Pula in Croatia’s northern region of Istria, the now iconic Outlook sets the agenda with a world-class array of performers in a collection of truly spectacular locations, set in and around an abandoned fort. Choose from a dungeon, a courtyard, a moat, a boat, the beach or the festival’s main stage set on a harbour. Outlook combines a heady mix of fun in the sun and under the stars as a dedication to sound culture, which has just revealed its first wave of names.

Outlook Festival 2014 – The Lineup So Far
Busta Rhymes, Barrington Levy, DJ Premier, Buraka Som Sistema, Horace Andy, Jah Shaka, Goldie, Moodyman, David Rodigan, Digital Mystikz, Michael Prophet & Dub Asante Band, DJ Marky, Andy C, DJ EZ, DJ Zinc, Submotion Orchestra, Chronixx & Zinc Fence Redemption, Ranking Joe, MJ Cole, Floating Points, The Bug feat. Iration Steppas, Dillinja, Spy, Dbridge, Calibre, Onra, Mungo’s HiFi, Youngsta, Pinch, Special Request, Andres (Slum Village), Kaytranada, Dub Phizix & Strategy, Icicle, Spectrasoul, Grooverider, The Heatwave, Channel One & Prince Fatty, Wookie, Author, Jonwayne, Eliphino, Bishop Nehru, Stwo, Applebottom, Hannah Wants, Andrew Ashong, Stylo G, Mickey Pearce, Daddy Freddy, Eglo Band, High Focus, My Nu Leng, Fatima, Kutmah, Doc Scott, Skeptical, Total Science, DJ Die, Source Direct, Radikal Guru + Cian, The Mouse Outfit, Necessary Mayhem, Goth-Trad, Hatcha, Mr Williamz, Alex Nut, Flako, Vivek, J:Kenzo, Commodo, Sunship, OBF, Blackboard Jungle, MC GQ, Stamina MC, SP: MC, DLR, Sticky, Klose One, Fracture, Bushkin, DJ Q, Ant TC1, Wilfred Gieroux, Charlie P, Sam Binga, Lowqui, Maffi, Seven Davis JNR, Proxima, Chimpo, Gantz, Logos, Wen, Compa, Fokus, Rich Reason, Finwa and Onset, with over 200 more names to be announced.

www.outlookfestival.com

AMIT ‘Human Warfare / No Mercy’ + Machinedrum rmx (AMAR) 29th July

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

AMAR001_A_SIDE_RGB_9283dbFollowing critically acclaimed releases on Metalheadz,Commercial SuicideExit Records and most recently Tempa, AMIT’s ‘Human Warfare’ and ‘No Mercy’ are the first tracks to be released on his new AMAR imprint, setting the tone as to what you should expect from the new label.

The 12” kicks off with ‘Human Warfare’, a dark and brooding piece acting as the soundtrack to a foot soldiers mind – programmed to kill at any cost without any memory or responsibility of the act itself. AMIT has dug deep into his pool of influences and techniques – half-time metallic drums, paranoid vocals, sinister backdrops and thunderous low sonics drench the track. With a variety of support from DJ’s such as MachinedrumGoldie,dBridgeDoc ScottYoungstaRandallKrust and Loxy, this track is likely to be heard at any night regardless of genre.

‘No Mercy’ was inspired by historical colonial methods of ‘divide and rule’, hence the title. Featuring the spaced out vocals of tag team partner Rani, AMIT is up to his usual dub antics on this one by deploying tribal grooves, staggered organ hits and a thunderous sub. Support for this track has come from Mala,YoungstaDistanceVivekJ:KenzoKryptic Minds and a host of other 140bpm stalwarts.

Machinedrum jumps on remix duties for a special digital only version of ‘Human Warfare’, flipping the rigid feel of the original into a shuffling affair. Drum breaks and ambience float in and out of the music, keeping a sense of flippancy and unrest that propels the track.

Tracklisting:

12” Vinyl:
A Human Warfare
AA No Mercy

Digital:
Human Warfare
No Mercy
Human Warfare (Machinedrum Remix)

Catacombs & Demon ‘MUV005’ (Macabre Unit )31st May

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 2, 2013 by dk

MUVD005AMUV005 is Catacombs’ second outing on wax. The release itself sets a new benchmark for the MUV imprint, and for Catacombs too as ‘Music Mi Luv’ and ‘Badman Culture pt. 2’ show the young producer relishing a new found energy and pleasure in rhythmic expression, with the former’s perfectly levelled bob and weave and the latter’s quick step and dark techno aesthetic. That both beats have been go-to tunes for two of dubstep’s foundational DJs Hatcha and Youngsta is a testament to the balance they strike between defining a current sound and giving a nod to its future. ‘Cursed’ and ‘Searcher’, both collaborations with label head Demon, combine Catacombs enormous kicks and precise sense of atmosphere and movement with Demon’s penchant for razor-sharp Reese basslines.

Inspired by drum and bass artists such as Noisia, Ed Rush and Optical, and Bad Company, his early productions set about fusing morphing basslines, with the kind of 140 you’d expect from Loefah or Kryptic Minds. Ever expanding on his own sounds, his more recent productions attempt to recreate the cold sound of dark techno such as Oscar Mulero and Raiz, at dubstep tempo. Having first been noticed on Distance’s new talent section in 2011, Catacombs dubs have found themselves in the sets of Youngsta, Hatcha, N-Type, Joe Nice, Anti-Social, Biome, Jack Sparrow and Truth, on radio stations such as BBC 1Xtra, Kiss, Sub FM and Rinse.

Just shy of two years old, both the M.U.D and M.UV imprints have already established themselves as buy-on-sight labels for discerning dubstep heads, earning nominations for Best New Label and Best Label in the 2011 and 2012 Dubstepforum Awards respectively and effectively furthering the crew or ‘family’ aspect of the Unit as it grows to include a passionate and dedicated fanbase who consistently push each release to the top of the sales charts.

Release Date: 31st May 2013
Format: 12” Vinyl / Digital

Tracklisting:
1. Catacombs – Music Mi Luv
2. Catacombs – Badman Culture
3. Demon & Catacombs – Cursed
4. Demon & Catacombs – Searcher (Exclusive to the digital)

Kryptic Minds ‘Namaste EP’ (Osiris Music uk)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2013 by dk

Kryptic Minds 'Namaste EP'Label bosses Kryptic Minds present Osiris Music uk’s latest release, the ‘Namaste’ EP. Few have had the degree of impact on the underground dance music community that the duo have had, with their impossibly dark sub-sonic explorations inspiring listeners and producers across the globe for over a decade.

‘Nebula’ is a stripped-back affair, with a solid riddim fighting waves of distorted bass. Atmospherics and a short motif that break up the track are quickly silenced by the ever present pulse, reminiscant of modern techno. Althoughly more rhythmically sparse, ‘To Feel’ kicks off with a tense, cinematic intro which quickly gets outed by a heavy kick and sub which feels engineered and crafted for one purpose – bass bin pressure.

2012 was a busy year for Kryptic Minds, with the duo releasing a number of their own tracks and A&Ring a series of rising producers to sign with the label, as well as remix work for Ninja Tune’s Amon Tobin (following on from their previous remix of Emika’s ‘Count Backwards’ in 2011), collaborations with Paul Mac on his debut Osiris release and their ‘Askum’ 12” and ‘The Talisman’ releases on Tectonic.

Support comes from Youngsta, V.I.V.E.K, Pinch, Mala, Icicle and Amit.

KRYPTIC MINDS
‘NAMASTE EP’
(OSIRIS MUSIC UK)

Release date: 25th March 2013
Format: 12” / Digital
Cat No: OSMUK027EP

A1 Nebula
A2 To Feel
B1 ???
B2 ???

Kryptic Minds

Rumah & Progression ‘Chance Meeting’ (Nineteen89)(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 12, 2012 by dk

Nineteen89 Records announce their arrival onto the scene with a release from up-and-coming producer Rumah.

Rumah takes a break from his traditional techno tipped production to join dubstep producer Progression for tech-roller ‘Chance Meeting’. With support from J:Kenzo, N-Type, Youngsta, Phaeleh, DJ Madd, Seven and Killawatt the track effortlessly blends the musical elements of dub techno with the ferocity of UK bass music.

On the flip Rumah goes in with acid influenced track ‘E1′. Mutated synths, bass and killer drum samples come together to create a devastating dance-floor destroyer. Support comes from South London Ordnance and Lawson on Rinse FM and NTS Radio.

Nineteen89 Records is a new London label from Conor Wheeler, most well-known for running successful London club night Dirty Canvas. It was set up with the aim of releasing high quality, intelligent music with exceptional artwork while not focusing on any genre of dance music in particular.

RUMAH & PROGRESSION – ‘CHANCE MEETING’
RUMAH – ‘E1’
(NINETEEN89 RECORDS)

Release date: Vinyl 16th July / Digital 23rd July 2012
Format: 12” / Digital

Tracklist
A: Chance Meeting
B: E1

http://nineteen89.co.uk/