Tsuruda Migi EP Presenting ‘Migi EP’ from Los Angeles-based producer Tsuruda. We are very excited to welcome his first standalone release on the label showcasing his avant-garde electronics in this 4 track EP. 1985 Music 12" Pre-Order
Tion Wayne Green With Envy Green With Envy will position Tion Wayne as the most important breakthrough artist in black music culture this year. ATLANTIC RECORDS CD
The Bug Fire Indies exclusive LP is on 'yellow + red' coloured vinyl and packaged in a silk-screen printed gatefold sleeve. Kevin Martin’s first solo full-length album under The Bug moniker for seven years could not be better timed, and could not be more needed: ‘Fire’ - the third exhilarating part of an incendiary urban triptych, that began with 2008’s explosive ‘London Zoo’ via 2014’s mind-melting 'Angels & Devils' - is fourteen tracks that immolate the synapses, flail the body, that cinematically take you from arcing evocations of a bleak lockdowned city-scape to swooping deep-focus close-ups of Martin and his collaborator’s psyches at breaking point. The aggression, the attitude, the vertiginous scope and subterranean incisiveness, the destabilising unsettling frenzy of The Bug sound is marshalled to perfection throughout but ‘Fire’ is no mere reanimation of the Bug’s past - for Martin, the album is both a response to the unique circumstances of the past year but also a chance to reflect his own journey from reclusive sound-obsessive to family man, and his thirst - in a period of enforced hermetic isolation - for contact, for the mayhem that can only happen between people, noise and bass, the derangement of the senses that has been Bug’s method and trajectory ever since it first crawled out of London’s deepest corners in the late 90s. It’s the Bug’s best yet, possibly the most ferociously realised and immensely moving music Martin has ever made, and still touches on those initial cravings and impulses that first propelled ‘London Zoo’ into your world like a pipe bomb through your letterbox. It’s a HUNGRY record in all senses. Ninja Tune CD | LP
Innerground 100 Various Artists New from Innerground Records (co-founded by DJ Marky), also the home of Calibre, BassBrothers, Random Movement and Blade, comes the highly anticipated double vinyl LP from DJ Marky & others, ‘Innerground: 100’. Drawing inspiration from the past 18 years of Innerground’s vast history and impact on the Drum & Bass movement, and the signature latin influences of DJ Marky that have brought excitement and vitality to stages around the globe. This special collaboration between one of the most important figures in the genre, and a collection of some of the most highly respected producers and artists in the scene, creates a ground-breaking LP that marks the 100th release from Innerground Records. It should come as no surprise that the double LP packs a punch, when looking at the combined experience of its contributors. ‘Innerground : 100’ begins as a bold statement from the main man DJ Marky, laying down the foundations of what’s yet to come from this veteran D’nB lineup. We’re taken on a ride through morphing tempos and enchanting vocals that hammer home what this immense centennial is all about - a special milestone in the genre that will be remembered in years to come. Innerground Records 12"
Paleface & Kyla / Drake Do You Mind (Crazy Cousinz Remix) / One Dance Kiss Klassics is a brand new label releasing club anthems across all genres kicking it off with a couple of bangers, Drake's One Dance which of course samples Kyla's vocal from Paleface's UK Funky anthem, Do You Mind, both appearing here for the first time on a 45 - expect more of the same in the coming months. Kiss Klassics 7"
Nicolas Jaar Sirens LP sleeve comes with scratch off paint which, using then quarter that is included, lets you scratch off to revel the artwork! First album in five years from experimental electronic producer Nicolas Jaar. A prolific artist with a wide palette of talents, Jaar spent his teenage years in dance music circles in New York City, where he now resides. In 2011, he released his debut album, the critically-acclaimed ‘Space is Only Noise’. In 2012, he was contributed to BBC Radio 1’s prestigious ‘Essential Mix’ series, winning ‘Essential Mix of the Year’. In 2013, Matador released the debut album from Darkside, Jaar’s project with his friend Dave Harrington. The band toured the record with a giant, rotating circular mirror, with key performances at Primavera Sound and Coachella. Jaar is the founder of the New York based imprint Other People, releasing music and spoken word by a diverse group of artists ranging from Lydia Lunch to Ezekiel Honig. Other People CD | LP
Pearson Sound Pearson Sound Hessle Audio are excited to announce the release of the self-titled debut album by Pearson Sound, aka label co-head David Kennedy. Characteristically minimalist in approach, its nine tracks use a handful of elements to craft mesmerising, self-contained worlds, alive with motion and near-subliminal detail: from vast and inky landscapes, to electrifying rhythm tracks, where layers of percussion and bass tumble over one another like rocks in a landslide. Recorded between 2013-4, Pearson Sound documents a distinct phase of Kennedy's studio explorations. "I had a signal chain set up that I was really happy with, and I started sending my machines through the same processes" he says. Expanding upon the techniques underpinning his recent REM and Starburst 12"s, its tracks emerged swiftly through improvised jam sessions; some were captured in a minimum of takes, while others later took shape through extensive sculpting and post-processing. "A lot of it was made by feeding the the same sounds between two different pieces of equipment and they'd end up feeding back between each other and snowballing. On some tracks it's about harnessing that and taking it to the brink before it disintegrates, and some of them are about just letting it go full-blown out of control." The result is a record of striking contrasts: bold, stark and visceral, yet also subtle, harmonically complex and deceptively playful. While Pearson Sound's livewire percussive energy remains inextricably rooted in the club, this exploratory studio process has created Kennedy's most wide-ranging yet coherent body of work to date: a suite of thrillingly impulsive, expressive and open-ended music, untethered from restrictions of form. Hessle Audio CD | LP
Kode 9 Black Sun It has been five years since the release of Kode9 and The Spaceape's searing first album ‘Memories Of The Future’. On this new recording, named after Kode9's influential 2009 single 'Black Sun', the intensity and themes of their debut remain, but the delivery is more rapid and with greater clarity, the beats more jagged and restless. Starting as a dense onslaught, 'Black Sun' proceeds to expand and contract its galaxy, sucking you into its orbit, and daring you to come and bathe in the warmth of its toxic glow. Hyperdub 12" | CD