Octane & DLR Method In The Madness The 17-track album has been in production for over a year, and includes collaborations with Cern, EBK and Script as well as MC vocal spots from Fokus, Gusto and Kemo. The album sees them mostly sticking to the drum & bass tempo, veering between harder, techstep-leaning styles and softer, more atmospheric efforts. Dispatch CD
Mako / DLR / Villen / Ant TC1 Hungry For Atmosphere Fluctuating pockets of lion-growling bass tickle the edges of Mako, DLR, Villem & Ant TC1 mega-production "Hungry For Atmosphere". Its groove is the exact type of rhythm we all want from a classic Metalheadz record, which is circled by chiming bells, tremolo-infected Rhodes and an infectiously urban-sounding 'yeah vocal'. The B-side, however, presents a different story, with something more tear out. This time it's Mako, DLR amd Villem - minus Ant TC1 - that provide the ripping, snorting, and shaking "A Certain Flavour" - watch out for this. Metalheadz 12"
Break / Octane & DLR / Ulterior Motive The Other Side Break's Symmetry recordings has been consistently on top of the game since it started in 2007. He's decided to compile a 12 track album incorporating the best demos he's been sent this year. Break himself features on the album alongside fellow Bristolians Mako, Fields & Villem as well as long time production friend Silent witness with some special guests like Need for Mirrors & Ulterior Motive & Code 3. Never one to compromise, expect dancefloor brutality and sublime moments mixed with straight up rollers. “The Other Side” is Break's vision of straight up drum & bass with no frills or gimmicks. Symmetry Recordings CD
Break / DLR / Skeptical The Edge Of Time (Workforce Remix) / City Slickers (Skeptical Remix) Following up the success from Break’s “Another Way” LP, Symmetry sought out some of their favourite producers to spin their take on a selection of tracks from the album. This first instalment of remixes features Workforce’s reworking of Break & Kyo’s “The Edge Of Time”. His haunting and moody rendition keeps things minimal with skippy rolling beats and lush soundscapes. With innovative vocal rendering and a well designed arrangement, Workforce delivers exactly the remix the original deserved. Skeptical pulls out his trademark moves on Break & DLR’s “City Slickers”, showcasing his tight and precise production skills. He reshapes the best elements from the original into a stripped back and gritty version, the hypnotic techno style groove keeps this remix constantly rolling till the last bar. Symmetry Recordings 12"
DLR & Break / DLR We'll See / Tugboat "We'll See" sees DLR team up with the matchless Break. One of D&B's most venerated producers, he nails everything he touches - including this richly textured stepper which offers something new on every listen. DLR goes solo for "Tugboat" on the B; straight up in-your-face steppery with serious attention to detail on the bass, it's got every bit of power its name suggests. Get tugging.... Dispatch 12" Out of Stock
DLR / Mako Your Mind EP DLR makes his mark on Metalheadz with his debut four track EP. The producer invites Mako and Rider Shafique along for the journey and in-turn the EP sounds like one of his most accomplished and varied releases to date. There are many adjectives we could use to describe this track, however it does need to be heard to be understood. You can try and emulate the classic Headz sound but the best way to approach the gauntlet thrown down by Goldie is to put your own spin on it, after all the purpose of history is to learn from it, not to repeat it. Metalheadz 12" Out of Stock
Break / DLR Break presents - Symmetry Sessions 1 Big release from Break as he gets remixed by Calibre on They're Wrong and collabs with DLR for a right banger with New Design. Includes download for four extra songs - Wondering Why, NC17 & KC - Slimeville, They're Wrong (Calibre alt mix) and Dem Babylon. Symmetry 12" Out of Stock