Ministry Of Sound / Various Artists Garage XXV Please note: tracklist only details the 4CD version. Tracklist for the Double LP can be found below. It’s time to rewind, reload and take one massive 2-step back to one of the biggest genres to come from the UK music scene. A sound that defined a generation and remains as popular as ever today. Ministry Of Sound presents Garage XXV. A 25 year celebration of the very best garage tunes. Two and a half decades since the mainstream birth in the London clubs and its influence is still very much felt around the charts today. This definitive collection embodies everything about the sounds of the original UK Garage scene, across 3CDs. From the chart bangers to the forgotten gems. This 4CD 100 track lived mixed album is the must have for any garage head or new skooler. There is also a limited edition double Vinyl package released on the same date. Featuring Artful Dodger, Craig David, Sweet Female Attitude, Shanks & Bigfoot, Daniel Bedingfield, The Streets, Oxide & Neutrino, So Solid Crew and many, many more. 25 years and one sound we all know. This is Garage XXV from Ministry Of Sound. Double LP tracklist: A 1. Tina Moore - Never Gonna Let You Go - Tuff Jam UVM Dub 2. Scott Garcia Ft MC Styles - A London Thing 3. Big Bird - Flav B 1. Double 99 Feat. Top Cat - RIP Groove - Vocal Club Mix 2. The Jam Experience - Feel My Love 3. George Morel - Let’s Groove C 1. Aly-Us - Follow Me - Club Mix 2. M-Dubs - Bump N Grind 3. Jeremy Sylvester - Making Love D 1. Bump & Flex - Long Time Coming - Big Up Version 2. 24 Hour Experience - Together 3. N’n’G - I Keep MInistry Of Sound CD | LP
Kyze Marathon The SN1 representative shows he's not messing about with his forthcoming mixtape ‘Marathon’. Stacked full of street bangers and heavy weight features on his forthcoming mixtape ‘Marathon’ includes tracks with the legendary Devlin, Ghetts and Wretch 32 and makes for Kyze’s most complete body of work to date The meaning behind the tape is simple - “Life is a marathon, and everyone is running their own race”. Kyze is now at the next stage of his own Marathon and this forthcoming tape reflects that. It is for the streets and everyone running their own marathon at any part of their own journey. Life isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon. Arcane Entertainment CD Pre-Order
Swindle No More Normal Bridging distinct but closely connected music scenes can open new possibilities. On ‘No More Normal’, Swindle confidently grasps the different sides to the UK music scene. Boasting roots in the boundary-pushing world of Grime & Dubstep, this album marks the next step in the London-raised producer’s expanded vision for his music. It fuses different disciplines together in new and electrifying ways. He connects a group of peers sharing creative common ground, one that centres around the fertile space between UK Jazz, Grime and Hip Hop. The results span from lush, strings-laden soul to voicebox heavy p-funk – often in the course of one song. “It’s a class photo of 2018,” he says. “I need everyone in this picture.” It incorporates an all-star cast of MC’s in Kojey Radical, Ghetts, D Double E and P Money, to instrumentalists Yussef Dayes, Nubya Garcia, Riot Jazz, and singers such as Etta Bond, Eva Lazarus, Daley and Kiko Bun. Brownswood Recordings CD | LP
Ghetts Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament The long, long awaited sequel to grime legend Ghetts' 2007 album Ghetto Gospel, this comes off the back of some outstanding work with Rude Kid which raised his profile to an all-time high. One of the most naturally talented MCs out there, this should be an album of the year contender. 'Ghetto Gospel - The New Testament' is a diverse and culturally relevant interpretation - both visually and lyrically - on his life, story and the times we live in now touching on topics of equality, female empowerment, cancer, crime & fatherhood. This album is also a continuation of the themes he explored on 2007s 'Ghetto Gospel' with Ghetts stating that upon the release of the original he had all these emotions with his daughter coming into the world, she was in and out of hospital and he was in a different chapter of his life. Fast forward to now, those things may not have changed but he has a different perspective on it; a different handle on things - "That's what this album is about, perspective and being able to grasp all sides of a story. It gives me a new perspective to appreciate life and what we have. To make a difference rather than only be able to wish you make a difference. When I talk to people who don't have that freedom it makes me realise we have opportunities here. DO not waster your freedom, believe me it's a blessing to have. Which is why I want to use my voice and the ability to tell a story in hope that someone will understand the freedom they have been given Is not to be taken for granted". CD | LP
Jon Hopkins Opalescent [15 year anniversary] 15 year anniversary remastered vinyl reissue of London electronic producer Jon Hopkins' debut album Opalescent is an album that uniquely combines the light with the dark, the beautiful with the mysterious, in a glorious atmosphere where the the world of trip hop beats and chill out were made Jon's own personal domain. Sometimes eerie, sometimes majestic, but always profoundly musical. CD | LP
SHADES In Praise Of Darkness The collaborative album from the prominent bass producers Eprom and Alix Perez, together making SHADES. Alix Perez (Belgium/UK) and Eprom (USA) are SHADES. As pioneers of the half-time bass music sound, SHADES has grown to become one of the more influential artists in bass heavy dance music. SHADES have developed into something akin to a cult in the 4 years since their inception. They have continued support from Amon Tobin, Claude Von Stroke, Noisia, amongst others. They have toured the US, Europe and Australasia numerous times, and are quickly becoming a headline act. XLR8R “ ….it is music that's not only a legitimate full-frontal assault in the same vein as tunes from that golden era of gluttonous bass and synths, but that embraces that ethos while giving it a more polished feel” Deadbeats LP
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"