Kings Of The Rollers / Voltage / Bladerunner / Serum Kings Of The Rollers Hospital Records CD | LP Pre-Order
Delta Heavy Only In Dreams After months of anticipation UK bass duo Delta Heavy finally drop their sophomore studio album ‘Only In Dreams’, out on worldwide release today via iconic imprint RAM Records. The follow up to their seminal debut album ‘Paradise Lost’, ‘Only In Dreams’ features collaborations with Zeds Dead, Everyone You Know, Muzzy, Modestep, KUURO alongside vocalists Jem Cooke, Starling and Rae Hall and further cements their status within the bass scene on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond. Flexing and bending between DnB, trap, future bass and dubstep, the duo infuse every single track with layer after layer of originality, creativity and dynamism, lifting the music well beyond the norm. Tracks like ‘Exodus’ and the Middle Eastern-tinged Muzzy collab ‘Revenge’ thunder and prowl their way across the darkest of sound systems. Monstercat heavyweights KUURO bring their talents into play on the trap and DnB hybrid ‘Replicant’ while British dubstep and electronic act Modestep feature on ‘Here With Me’, a soaring and complex take on the future bass genre. ‘Lift You Up’, the Zeds Dead collaboration that only recently lit the online music media world on fire, gifts fans a prime example of Delta Heavy’s ability to stride firmly into the Stateside world of bass, as does the glitchy halftime stomp of ‘A.I.’ The album climaxes with ‘Show Me The Light’ and ‘Take Me Home’, featuring Starling and Jem Cooke respectively, two anthemic vocal tracks laced with as much emotion and beauty as they are with dance-floor drive and energy. RAM Records CD | LP Pre-Order
S.P.Y Dubplate Style Across fifteen heavyweight tracks he’s put a fresh twist on the music that originally brought him into the world of drum & bass. Kicking things straight into gear is the stripped back stealthy banger ‘After The Rain’ featuring the deep, grizzly tones of legendary MC GQ. Continuing the bassweight reign is the reggae-tipped ‘Runaway Dub’, plus ‘Whole In The Speaker’ that’s the ultimate throwback and new-school hybrid with a unique hardcore edge that calls back to raves from across the eras. S.P.Y mixes up the tempos with the nostalgic ‘See Your Face Again’, complete with uplifting vocals and rave piano. This future summer classic has all the right components to soundtrack the sunshine. After being inspired by the rich history of labels like Moving Shadow, V Recordings, Good Looking, Full Cycle, XL, Formation, Dread, amongst many others, S.P.Y proudly presents the jungle sounds of past, present and future in his ‘Dubplate Style’ LP. S.P.Y has been touring the world continuously over the last decade and in 2018 launched his own event series, Dubplate Style, that sold-out London’s Studio 338, as well as shows across the UK and one unforgettable boat party at the debut Hospitality On The Beach. His previous singles having been widely hailed by D+B legends LTJ Bukem and Shy FX, he’s received radio support from Annie Mac, MistaJam, DJ Target and had rave reviews from music culture connoisseurs Mixmag and DJ Mag. Hospital Records CD Pre-Order
Street Beats Vol. 2 Various Artists Basement Records presents its 2nd volume of Street Beats Classics. This set includes the unreleased Peshay & Roger Johnson - Crazy Day Dreams (Original 93 Dubplate Mix), a holy grail Dubplate for the Drum N Bass Old Skool Collectors. Also featured are another 8 stunning Drum & Bass Cuts from the original 10" series released on the Street Beats Label back in 1993. The tracks were produced by Roger Johnson, Peshay & Roger Johnson & Peshay & The Truper. Some of the tracks are listed as Unknown Artists / Unknown Titles, this is because the back up Dats were not marked up so cannot confirm 100% which tracks are by whom, but can confirm that these tracks were produced by Peshay & Roger Johnson or Peshay & The Truper. Basement Records CD | LP
DRS From The Deep DRS goes back to his hip hop roots here, as one third of Mancunian hip hop group, Broke 'n' £nglish, along side Konny Kon (Children of Zeus) & Johnny Wheeler (Strategy), he brings a soulful raw sound with those deep signature DRS tones. Highly recommended! Long distance mission manoeuvres: DRS digs out the keys to his shiny new mothership for the second ever Space Cadet voyage. Once again there are seats on board for everyone. Buckle up and bring supplies, this one goes deep... Guerrilla-dropped with no hype, build-up or blaring pregame klaxons, ‘From The Deep’ is the Manchester MC’s most raw, honest and revealing album to date. File under switch-flipped; Delroy Pottinger’s third solo artist LP takes us right back to his hip-hop foundations as he sets the coordinates for Planet Roots and gives us a classic vibe time trip that’s every bit as personal as it is gilded; soulful, stripped back, soaked in positive messages but shadowed by a bleak demons, ‘From The Deep’ is the sound of a man hauling his way out of a black hole with pure hope. Space Cadet LP
Mind Vortex Transformation EP Bringing a close to their four track ‘Transformation’ EP, Mind Vortex have made a welcome comeback for 2017. Since the beginning, they’ve etched a path for themselves which has woven itself around countless radio plays by tastemakers and Djing slots across the worldwide club circuit. It’s their expertly engineered cuts which have made them so notorious for imposing dancefloor annihilation, with a diverse back catalogue standing as a testament to this. The soundscape available to Mind Vortex is a versatile one. However, the ‘Transformation’ EP ties in four undeniably cutting tracks which pedestal their filthier underbelly. It’s this signature which has made them a staple on line ups across the globe. And they’ll continue to reign supreme on the dancefloors for years to come, with new music still waiting on the horizon. RAM Records 12"
Preacha ft Rider Shafique Chasing Dreams Known for his dub excursions on labels such as Dub Stuy, Zam Zam Sounds and Moonshine Recordings, Bukkha steps out under his Preacha moniker once again for NICE UP! with a deep, dark and brooding grime and trap influenced track. What started out initially as a remix project for another artist soon turned into a track of its own when badman MC and poet Rider Shafique stepped up on vocals, going deep on the subject of what drives us in his own inimitable style. Remixes come from US dubstep don DJ Madd who flips the pace a bit for his signature 160 style - heavy on the vibes, bass and bounce, while up and coming producer Casement twists it into a grime style banger incorporating elements of garage and jungle along the way. Essential package covering many basses! Nice Up! 12" Pre-Order
Chase & Status Delete / Big Man Skank (VIP) Chase & Status release their next two-track bundle from the RETURN II JUNGLE project, featuring dancehall legends Burro Banton and Mr. Vegas. RETURN II JUNGLE IS cultural movement - inspired by British music and fashion of the golden years of Jungle music from the mid-late 90’s. The sound, project and accompanying documentary and installation, will draw on Jungle music whilst also transporting it into the present day, and re-vamping the genre for the modern day music fan. “We will be representing DnB at it’s most soulful, raw, and uncut level” [Will Kennard] Virgin EMI 12"