Nazamba Vex Vex is the debut 12" from NAZAMBA, a fire and brimstone dub poet from Kingston, Jamaica who will drop a full album with France's O.B.F. sound system in the fall. The riddim is produced by G36, an anarcho-dub collective from Nagasaki, Japan who also have their own EP incoming on PRESSURE. The spirit of Prince Far I reincarnated, riding a sci-fi steppa that relentlessly aims to flatten all floors. Nazamba's angry rant against the global epidemic of morally bankrupt, indelibly corrupt politicians, is a straight shot toBabylon's head… Only 500 copies worldwide, Vex will be released on limited edition neon yellow vinyl. 12"
FABRICLIVE 100: Kode9 & Burial Kode 9 / Burial More details on the tracklist to follow. The final installment of Fabric's legendary 'FabricLive' mix series sees Hyperdub legends go head to head for what's set to be a brilliant final fanfare to the series, we can't wait to hear this one. For the 100th and final installment of the iconic FABRICLIVE mix CD series, in its current form, two UK pioneers unite for a hypnotic 74 minute mix. Burial and Kode9 are each credited with fostering esoteric, hyperlocal sounds and steering them to global recognition, helping to shape the landscape of contemporary electronic music as we know it. They are also close peers, having influenced each other’s careers immeasurably over many years. Fabric CD | LP
The Grime Activity Book Ben Gore The Grime Activity Book is an activity book for those who love Grime. The book features Grime-themed crosswords, colouring in, puzzles, mazes and fill in the blanks. The book was created and illustrated by Ben Gore. Blue Monday
Foreign Beggars 2 2 Karma The sixth full length studio album from the flagbearers of the electronic / hip-hop crossover, Foreign Beggars. A truly global production, '22 Karma' sources influence from a myriad of genres from around the world thanks to each member's multi-national upbringing. Covering topics ranging from racial inequality to technology's social effects, Foreign Beggar's timely '22 Karma' acts as a modern opus for the group that leaves no socio-economic issue untouched. Par Excellence CD | LP
Prayer Vital EP Prayer returns to Black Acre with the ‘Vital’ EP, a heavy four tracker which blurs the lines between sorrowful sounds and high voltage club energy - limited to 200 hand stamped vinyl. “A four track EP that delves further into his defiantly outsider sound. Living somewhere near the intersection of classical, jungle and ambient” - The Ransom Note “This atmospheric modern jungle track has a bit of Burial’s sad-but-sweet emotional tinge to it” - Resident Advisor Black Acre 12"
My Nu Leng Portal EP Having become one of the UK’s most exciting acts over the past few years releasing their bass-heavy brand of garage and grime across labels like Black Butter and MTA, My Nu Leng go back to their roots as they deliver their very first drum & bass EP. And as you’d expect from a duo who’ve been drawn in to remix the likes of Naughty Boy, Rudimental and Clean Bandit, it’s big and it’s very, very clever. Shogun Audio 12"
FABRICLIVE 99: DJ Q DJ Q / Various Artists A prolific artist well-known for his relentless work rate, DJ Q and his speedy, bassline sound first gained notoriety via his 2007 smash hit ‘U Wot’. This secured him a six year stint as a DJ on BBC Radio 1Xtra. He has over one hundred productions and remixes under his belt. His solo album, Ineffable, was released on Local Action in 2014, the collaborative TQD album, UKG, dropped in 2017, followed by his All Night record the year after. Recent tracks ‘Time To Shine’ (included on this mix), and ‘Rock Wit You’ with Jack Junior are the latest additions to what’s become an incredible discography. Fabric Worldwide CD
Aphex Twin Richard D. James Richard D. James aka Aphex Twin's 1996 album reissue. Perhaps inspired by the experimental drum'n'bass being created by Squarepusher (a recent signee to his Rephlex label), Richard D. James' third major-label album as Aphex Twin was his first to work with jungle -- though, to his credit, he had released the breakbeat EP Hangable Auto Bulb almost a year earlier. Contemporaries Orbital and Underworld were beginning to incorporate moderate use of drum'n'bass in their work as well, but this album was more extreme than virtually all jungle being made at the time. The beats are jackhammer quick and even more jarring considering what is -- for the most part -- laid over the top: the same fragile, slow-moving melodies that characterized Aphex Twin's earlier ambient works. With all the Aphex Twin's curious idiosyncracies, though, Richard D. James Album is a very listenable record and a worthy follow-up to I Care Because You Do. Warp Records LP
Aphex Twin I Care Because You Do Richard D. James aka Aphex Twin's reissue of I Care Because You Do. Anagrams for tracks titles ('The Waxen Pith', 'Wet Tip Hen Ax', 'Next Heap With' etc.); in-jokes and innuendos; samples of dialogue from ponographic films and other eccentric production nuances fold into distorted hip-hop style beats and tangled drum loops. '.... I Care Because You Do' captures a new era of bracing sonic experimentation (a self portrait on the cover appears to endorse this change), yet maintaining levels of familiar melancholy and aggression in an equal measure 1972 LP