Lenzman A Little While Longer A Little While Longer: a longing for a brief moment in time. A thought back to days past and time spent with loved ones or friends. What we do with the brief moment we have in this life. What we decide is important enough to spend it on. The North Quarter LP Pre-Order
LSB / DRS The Blue Hour Remixed Following on from 2019's 'The Blue Hour' collaborative LP from LSB and DRS, LSB and Footnotes enlist the services of some of hottest talents in D&B to remix tracks from the project. Stepping up are Calibre, Lenzman, Workforce, Technimatic, Tokyo Prose, FD, Bcee, Anile, Break & GLXY. Footnotes LP Pre-Order
Dillinja Selassie I Sound / Valve Sound VIP Dillinja joins the legends series with two previously unreleased gems from the mid and late 90s. Very different in style, but both unmistakably crafted by one of the genres true bass scientists. 'Selassie I Sound' is from 94/95 and is one of those tracks that jungle detectives have been after for years! Cropping up in many live set recordings from that era – we're really excited to have dusted off the DAT for this one and to be able to present it to you as part of this series. 'Valve Sound VIP' as a special DJ edit of the huge track taken from Dillinja's 2001 album Cybertron on FFFR. Most likely to have been recorded sometime in 1999 this alternate mix of a classic packs a punch and gives a fresh twist on a well loved anthem. V Recordings 12"
Break Keepin It Raw (Calyx & Teebee Remix) / Conversations (Breakage Remix) Closing off the 'Another Way' remix series, the third and final release comes from Calyx & Teebee and Breakage. This special single concludes a series which has seen Symmetry welcome Workforce, Skeptical and Mefjus to remix tracks from Break's 'Another Way' album. Symmetry Recordings 12"
Makoto Spread Love / Abra Drum & Bass Doesn’t Get More Soulful Than When Makoto Is At The Controls, And He’s Upped The Bar Yet Again With His Highly Anticipated ‘Spread Love (Feat. Pete Simpson)’ Cover, Which Is Finally Seeing The Light Of Day Alongside The B-Side And Atmospheric Masterpiece ‘Contact’. Hailing Legendary Status As A Founding Member Of The Drum & Bass Culture In His Home City Of Tokyo, Japan, Hospital Records Proudly Present The Latest Hit Release From Makoto. Written By Garry Glenn And Originally Performed By Al Hudson & The Soul Partners In The 1970s, Lenny Fontana Then Covered The Upbeat Classic In 1999 And Introduced It To The World Of Dance Music With His House Rendition. The Infamous Nu:Tone Remix Came In 2010, And Eleven Years Later Makoto And Pete Simpson Have Stepped Up To Offer Their Euphoric Cover As They Beautifully Tie Together All Of The Aforementioned Versions Into A Feel-Good Future Classic That Will Send Ripples Throughout The Drum & Bass Community For Generations To Come. With A Complete Recreation Of The Entire Instrumentation Including Freshly Recorded Strings, Guitars, Backing Vocals And Pete Simpson Tearing Up The Lead Vocal, Makoto’s 2021 Version Is A Truly Phenomenal Body Of Work Which Has Been Crafted With The Utmost Precision And Delicacy. This Release Comes Armed With Both The Original And Extended Versions. Ethereal In Vibe And Floaty In Nature, ‘Contact’ Is The Musical Embodiment Which Portrays Makoto’s Unfathomed Ability To Weave Together An Array Of Sounds And Styles That Lay Together Perfectly. Transfixing Bongo Loops, Old-School Rave Inspired Vocal Cuts And Pads So Uplifting They’ll Transport You To Cloud Nine Are Infused Amongst Splashy Amen Breaks And A Sinister Modulated Reese Bassline. With ‘Spread Love’ Already Garnering Support From Pinnacle Figures Including DJ Marky And Nu:Tone, Makoto’s Contribution To The World Of Drum & Bass Is Second To None. The Caliber Of His Music Has Turned The Heads Of Tastemakers Since The Days Of LTJ Bukem’s Good Looking Records, Not Forgetting To Mention The Output Of His Very Own Human Elements Imprint. With A Discography Packed With Countless Liquid-Soul Classics Including ‘Golden Girl’ Featuring MC Conrad As Well As Two Albums Under His Belt On Hospital, ‘Spread Love / Contact’ Is A Stellar Addition To Makoto’s Flawless Discography. “When I Spoke To Chris Goss About This Idea, I Thought It Would Be Very Difficult And Quite Impossible As All The Versions For Spread Love Are Incredible! Especially As Nu:Tone’s Remix Of The Lenny Fontana Version Is One Of My Favorite Drum & Bass Tracks Which I Still Play Out To This Day, So I Wanted To Pay Some Kind Of Homage To His Remix. I Wanted To Make Something Happy, Warm And Positive And Here It Is. I Want To Thank All The Musicians Involved, Especially Pete Simpson - He Did Amazing Work On This.” - Makoto HOSPITAL 12"
Future Symptoms Vol. 1 Various Artists Committed To Showcasing The Very Best Up And Coming Drum & Bass Talent, Hospital Records Proudly Present Their Brand New ‘Future Symptoms’ Release Series. Served In Doses Of 4-Track EPs, The A&R Squad Have Been Hard At Work Finding Fresh Sounds And Unique Styles From The Next Generation Of Artists. Coming Through To Make Their Mark On ‘Future Symptoms Vol.1’ Are Winslow, Mozey And Shady Novelle, Villem And Alpha Rhythm, Zeitgeist And Nia Archives. Following Up From His Releases On Mitekiss & Mr Porter’s Goldfat Imprint And Pilot Records, Rapid Rank-Riser Winslow Sets Things In Motion With ‘Amore’ Which Sees Delicate Pianos And Trinkling Ride Cymbals Flourish Into A Jazz-Infused Drum & Bass Masterpiece. Snappy Drums And Winslow’s Very Own Vocals Flare Into The Limelight As He Proves Why He’s Quickly Progressing From One To Watch To A Staple Of The Scene. With Releases On Liquid V, Souped Up, And Serial Killaz, Mozey Steps Up Alongside Shady Novelle With ‘Sometimes’. This Floaty Stepper Warmed By Shady Novelle’s Vocals Soon Turns Dark And Dangerous When A Fizzling Bassline And Unruly Drumwork Take Hold. This Isn’t The First Time This Duo Have Done Damage In The Studio - Their Release On DJ Zinc’s Bingo Bass Imprint Received Support From Rene LaVice On BBC Radio 1 In 2020. Drum & Bass Master Villem Paired Up With One Of His Promising Production Students Alpha Rhythm, Who Hosts His Very Own Drum & Bass Podcast Which Racks Up Thousands Of Weekly Views. ‘The Maker’ Is A Treat For The Senses - Blissfully Atmospheric And Equipped With Hypnotic Arpeggios And Soothing Pads, This One Is For The Deep Liquid Heads. Promising Musical Talent Zeitgeist And V Recordings’ EQ50 Mentee, Singersongwriter Nia Archives Lay Down Unparalleled Vibes On ‘Move On’, As Upbeat Guitar Strums And Feel-Good Trumpets Pave The Way For Meticulously Crafted Breakbeats And A Hefty Upright Bassline. With Both Zeitgeist And Nia Archives Claiming A Healthy Selection Of Self-Releases, There’s No Doubt These Two Will Be At The Forefront Of Drum And Bass’ Next Generation. The Future Of Drum & Bass Is Looking Stronger Than Ever. Hospital Records’ Latest ‘Future Symptoms’ Release Series Offers An Insight Into The Ever-Expanding Community, Shining A Spotlight On Budding Talents And Future Stars. Don’t Sleep On These Names! HOSPITAL 12"