Nils Frahm Encores 1 Following on from 2017s All Melody, Nils Frahm has surprise released a 12"of five tracks in the form of Encroes 1, crossing over between classical / electronic composing, with beautiful and powerful sounds throughout. Despite being confined within the majestic four walls of the Funkhaus, buried deep in its reverb chambers, or in an old dry well in Mallorca, All Melody is, in fact, proof that music is limitless, timeless, and reflects that of Nils’ own capabilities. From a boy’s dream to resetting the parameters of music itself. Erased Tapes LP
Nines Crop Circle High rising, North West London rapper Nines is back with a full length that follows on from 2017s acclaimed One Foot Out. Crop Circle features cameo appearances from J Hus, Mist, Mostack, and Kurupt FM’s Grindah and Beats among others. XL CD
Appleblim Life In A Laser The nine-track LP will see release on Sneaker Social Club, the UK rave-influenced label set up by Hypercolour's Jamie Russell in 2011. The record nods to golden-era hardcore, breaks and rave, while also retaining Appleblim's future-facing aesthetic. Life In A Laserarrives 13 years on from his first release on Skull Disco, the label he ran with Shackleton until it folded in 2008. Sneaker Social Club LP Pre-Order
Ivy Lab Death Don't Always Taste Good The debut album titled Death Don't Always Taste Good from North London outfit Ivy Lab. Brought together out of a shared enthusiasm for experimentations on the fringes of the UK bass music scene. The years that followed saw Ivy Lab go from strength to strength, earning a place in Mixmag’s Top 10 DJs of 2015 and propagating a new generation of hip-hop inspired abstractions housed within the framework of their 20/20 LDN project. Ivy Lab head into the horizon not only with an anchored presence at the cutting edge of the bass-music landscape, but also a secured reputation as pioneering label bosses and event promoters in ownership of one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary music brands. 20/20 LDN Recordings 12" Pre-Order
Four Tet Pause Four Tet's legendary Pause is available again on vinyl! There are few electronic artists who can make music this vibrant. The music is fluid, soft, like the sun coming out just after a spring rain. And like many of those instances after the rain there is the odd unsettling moment when the clouds threaten to return, casting a pallor over the day. That moment is when No More Mosquitoes shifts the mood uncomfortably, the odd electronic noises buzzing like a threatening storm, a child singing the title of the song in eerie repetition. This moment breaks up the serenity that has dominated the album thus far, refreshing and giving it a newfound sense of purpose, making the acoustic ambiance of Tangle a necessary breath of air as the clouds roll back. Domino LP
Proc Fiskal Insula Joe Powers is from Edinburgh, far outside the network of the Grime capital of London. His caffeinated productions as Proc Fiskal are faster than usual, with many clocking in at 160bpm. ‘The Highland Mob’, his 2017 debut EP, opened up his music to open-eared footwork and drum’n’bass fans as well as the grime crowd. After following that up with a jungle-inflected EP on Cosmic Bridge, ‘Insula’ switches the feel and intention towards a personal, and melodic music with one foot in Grime, infused with often comic, often wistful recorded moments from his environment. He says ‘I wanted to be aware of where the music is coming from, referencing things I’m presently experiencing, like making Grime, my Radar radio show, phone addiction, alcohol, my surroundings, girls, depression, positivity, being unemployed, being employed and hating it, my friends etc. Trying to be true to myself instead of relying on other peoples’ nostalgia, and focusing on now.’ The record is a huge leap in vision, with delicate, pointillist melodies and intricate edits reminiscent of Grime producers such as Terror Danjah. It also resonates with Japanese video game music like that recently explored on the ‘Diggin' In The Carts’ compilation. Hyperdub CD | LP Pre-Order
Sophie L.O.V.E. / Just Like We Never Said Goodbye black 12" with full colour labels in 'Sophie' screen printed inners housed in PVC sleeves Bubblegum-vocalled bass heavy experimentations from quite unique Sophie! Numbers 12"