Mako Oeuvre Bristolian Stephen Redmore, known through his drum & bass alias Mako, is finally set to unleash his forthcoming LP on Metalheadz, something which he’s been working on behind the scenes for some time. The label head of Utopia is well known for his slick production and penchant for underground anthems, something which has been seen again and again on his own imprint, as well as across a plethora of labels which have acted as pillars for the drum & bass world. Having already made his presence felt before within the catalogue of Metalheadz, as well as Break’s Symmetry Recordings, Dispatch, Soul:R and Samurai Music, he’s a valuable part of the genre’s make up, which is why the announcement of his forthcoming LP ignited widespread anticipation. Directly translated to ‘a body of art’, Mako’s LP ‘Oeuvre’ is representative of his life’s work in music production. The switching breaks of ‘Heartstone’, slamming, yet eerily hollowed snares of ‘Offline’ and grinding bassline of ‘Life Cycle’ alongside the late Andy Skopes, a testament to the legacy he left behind, set the tone. Meanwhile, Villem and Fields join Mako for the LP’s next collaboration ‘Liquid Groover’ before the emotive swelling build of ‘The Window’ gives way to a second drop beat switch up, continuing the journey. ‘Flip it’ has already been doing the club rounds, as the moody Photek atmospherics of ‘One Reality’ and more affectional twists of ‘Holding You’ adds to the tracklist’s versatility. ‘The Scenic Values’ underscores Mako’s love of Krust and Doc Scott production grooves, whilst the experimental soundscape of ‘Hoxton Home’ heralds back to old Lemon D. ‘Oh Really’ finishes the album’s more club-orientated offerings, which follows with a 170bpm techno style track via ‘Passive Aggressor’. ‘Oeuvre’ is a walkthrough of Mako’s many personalities as a musician and it finds a welcome home within Metalheadz’s historic discography. Metalheadz LP
ADRED KIM Adam ‘Adred’ Baker is an imperative part of the US drum & bass scene, providing a home for its fans amongst the cultural hub of New York City. Alongside his work as a promoter for ‘Natural Selection NYC’, he’s also dropped music on labels such as Metalheadz, Soul:R and 31 Recordings, proving that he’s as multi-faceted as they come. This is something which shines through on his forthcoming LP ‘KIM’ set to be released on Goldie’s Metalheadz; named after his late father whose Fender Rhodes features prominently in much of Adred’s music and is a central part of his inspiration. The album is an introspective look at the producer’s history and one which will identify the elements which have made him both such a successful artist and drum & bass event host. METALHEADZ LP
ZERO T & BETA 2 Exiles EP The highly esteemed Irish duo Zero T & Beta 2 are back on Metalheadz with the 'Exiles EP' - a true, modern-day reproduction of the vintage Metalheadz sound that cemented the labels roots 25 years ago. The EP can at times destroy dancefloors with the likes of 'Exiles' and 'Dead Cert', whilst the richly enchanting tones of 'Misdemeanour' swiftly serenade the listener at every opportunity. This is a true epitomisation of the definition of a complete package and one that has so far had a strong response from the duo’s peers and heroes within the scene, with a call from Dillinja to Goldie justifiably being the icing on the cake. Metalheadz 12"
RENE LAVICE & FUTURE NINE STRINGS From Crossover Success To Being Pillars Of The Drum & Bass Community, Both René LaVice And Duo Future Cut Have Histories Which Highlight The Genres Diversity. Whilst René LaVice Has Spent Over Two Years On The Radio 1 Airwaves, Showcasing The Very Best Tracks From Throughout The Global Scene, Future Cut Have Several UK #1s, Alongside Helping The Growth Of Drum & Bass Within Manchester’s Pivotal Growth During The 90s. Now Together They Unleash A New Three-Track Release On Imperative Platform Metalheadz, An Imprint Which Has Already Played Host To Future Cut And One Which Will Soon Be Seeing Its First Delivery From René LaVice. Spearheaded By Goldie, Its Heritage Is Undeniable, And It’s Become A Lasting Part Of UK Dance Music Culture, Stretching Its Influence Throughout The World. Rolling Breaks And Growling Bass Layers Characterise The Opening Track ‘Nine Strings’. Meanwhile, ‘Eyes’ Looks At Contemporary Trends Through A New Light Alongside Drum Heavy Sequences. Aptly Named ‘Deeandbee’ Then Draws The Release To A Close, Amongst Searing Synthesis And Pounds Of Sub Bass Following Its First Breakdown. Each Track Pulls Together Another Massive Signing From Metalheadz; Together René LaVice And Future Cut Add Three More Tracks To The Label’s Antique Collection. METALHEADZ 12"
GREY CODE Helios E.P. A year on from his debut Metalheadz EP, Grey Code is back with a well polished follow up in the form of 5 tracks collectively known as the 'Helios EP'. With vast soundscapes, blissful melodies and artfully crafted yet savage basslines, this EP is a showcase of Grey Code's progression and inimitable sound that makes him one of the most exciting drum and bass acts to emerge in recent times. Vocal features come from Becca Jane Grey and Astrid, with Grey Code seeking to add additional aspects to his burgeoning and now impressive discography ahead of an extremely intriguing year for the young Bristol-based producer. Metalheadz 12"
Lenzman Bobby Following on from Pictures Of You ft. DRS and Rain ft. Children Of Zeus earlier this month, Lenzman sparked an uproar of excitement as speculation arose for his next LP. Today, Lenzman makes a return to Goldie's Metalheadz label to drop the Bobby LP. METALHEADZ LP
Seba / paradox HEXAGON A first release for Seba & Paradox as a duo on Metalheadz is as special as its billing makes out to be. Although being situated in Sweden and Lithuania may provide many stumbling blocks, not to mention Paradox's insistence on physical 'in personal' studio sessions, the guys still manage to retain a production line amongst the best in underground jungle. The impeccable brand new Metalheadz single is a brief excursion from their flourishing joint label venture and kicks off which looks set to be our busiest year ever. METALHEADZ 12"
Scar High Fives & Devil Eyes ‘High Fives & Devil Eyes’ is the brand-new LP forthcoming from SCAR, a duo who’ve spent years dominating the waters of dance music with their formulae of underground, yet accessible drum & bass. Individually and as part of their SCAR project, both Script and Survival have been involved in shaping the genre for decades, helping to sculpt its formative years alongside a range of imprints that have ensured it longevity. For their forthcoming album they’ve once again been welcomed into the fold of Metalheadz, where SCAR have now been exclusively signed after appearing in their catalogue as one of its main staples. Since their first piece of music together, ‘When’, debuted on Metalheadz via the label’s esteemed ‘Platinum Breakz’ series, through to their first SCAR artist LP ‘The Orkyd Project’ in 2016, the pair’s journey has followed the label’s growth and they’ve continued to be supported by its founder Goldie. On first listen to ‘High Fives & Devil Eyes’ it’s instantly clear why they were made such an essential part of such a revered platform, bringing together the historic elements as well as the modern production levels which have enabled them to remain trend setters over the years. metalheadz LP