Sick Music 2019 Various Artists Hospital Records proudly present the next chapter in their massive compilation series, ‘Sick Music 2019’. It’s packed with 25 brand new and exclusive tracks from Hospital and Med School surgeons alongside some very special guest features, all carefully selected as the future drum & bass anthems of 2019. This diverse selection of 174 beats comes from the likes of London Elektricity, Fred V, S.P.Y, Metrik, Grafix, Logistics, Whiney, Unglued, Benny L, Flava D, Bou, Pete Cannon, Gridlok and many more. After the announcement of the dynamic duo’s decision to focus on individual projects, Fred V and Grafix present their first solo releases in almost a decade. Renowned for synth-driven symphonies and soothing songwriting, Fred V brings a high dose of octane electronica in the down tempo fix, ‘Burning Me’. Grafix has taken a fresh direction with ‘Frozen’ travelling down the rough and rugged techy route, ready to shatter dancefloors worldwide. Plus it’s about to be a big year for Hospital Records’ commander-in-chief London Elektricity as he returns from the studio a the dynamic funk-laden D+B spectacular, ‘Funkopolis’. Other highlights include Benny L’s re-rub of John Holt’s reggae hit ‘Police In Helicopter’, with a rugged bass to make the rave shake. The first lady of Bassline and UKG royalty Flava D also joins the fold for an exclusive first flex into the realms of D+B, the silky slick selection ‘Return 2 Me’. The latest rendition of our ‘Sick Music’ series also sees a string of all-star remixes with Whiney’s robust rework of Degs’ summer anthem ‘Poveglia’, Bop’s long awaited glitch-riddled remix of Anile’s ‘Allergens’ and S.P.Y’s ‘Dusty Fingers’ getting a special Metrik rework. Hospital Records CD | LP Pre-Order
Ghosty Dead Already Reaper Recordings is a brand new label focusing on delivering a regular supply of second to none jungle and jungle related music. Reaper is getting the ball rolling with the first in a series of 10' vinyl releases courtesy of Ghosty, who has released music under many different aliases for over 15 years. Presented here are two tracks of meticulously programmed hardcore jungle: modern production values and attention to detail whilst maintaining grit, dirt, warmth and weight. Both tracks have recently been road tested with great reception at various Jungle events around the UK. Side A, 'Dead Already' is a low slung, bass driven, dark jungle workout with creeping, tape saturated arpeggios with powerful lows and aggressive, punchy percussion. Side B, 'Forward' is a soul influenced, 94 style jungle track. Solid, deep sine basses hold down the chopped, steppy, dynamic drums. Reaper Recordings 10" Pre-Order
Break Gunpowder / The Way Things Are Goldie - 'These guys are at the top of their game, Mako the Philosopher!'Break - 'One of the best labels in dnb, very happy to be involved' Lenzman - 'Great record' Ulterior Motive - 'Lovely tunes' Spectrasoul - 'The quality is always super high' UM020 is a milestone which brings label regular Break into the fold once again. Side A is an energetic beast, whilst retaining funk and non pop non plastic approach. Side B is Break experimenting with time signatures. Stripped back and bass heavy, its the perfect symmetry to the flip. Break rarely releases a tune, let alone a 12' on labels other than his own these days so it is an honour and privilege to be able to share this music with you. Utopia Music 12" Pre-Order
Technimatic Desire Paths It's an electronic album that has texture. Something fresh and current, but has a real feeling of nostalgia within it which gives you a flavour of where we've both come from musically and in terms of our normal lives. It's about how we work, what we've had to do to make it happen, and what we hold to be important within our genre. * A desire path is a route between an origin and destination created by footsteps, that often diverges away from the set and preconceived routes set out in daily life. We felt it was a nice metaphor for the journey we are on ourselves, for so long treading the standard route in life but striving to get somewhere else we are truly passionate about.' Pete & Andy - Technimatic Shogun Audio CD | LP
GREY CODE Reprieve EP For his debut EP with Metalheadz, the Bristol-based producer delivers 6 tracks swarming with blissful pads, sharp drums and tenacious basslines. Equipped with an authentic, cutting edge sound, Grey Code is a name you'll undoubtedly be hearing a lot more in the future, especially with future releases and remixes for the label already lined up. Metalheadz 12"
Sojo Soul The Nebulous Concept With a history of music production spanning three decades, it's easy to hear the inspirations of Sojo Soul's diverse musical background shining through. His accomplishments include the infamous club classic 'Schudelfloss' under the name Dr. Atomic, Guerilla Records and the 'Hold On EP' which features on several of the Bar Grooves compilations, Seamless Recordings. This refreshing new album begins with some laid back, classy and hypnotic grooves, each one beautifully arranged with just the right amount of emotionally charged piano and strings. Side B is filled with hefty beats, bubbling bass lines and an addictive dose of sub; it's gritty and energetic. So wether you're into atmospheric spine-tingler or hard-hitting belters, there really is something for everyone. LP
Friction Connections Highly anticipated for longer than we care to remember, Friction's debut album was always going to be a full spectrum, widescreen affair. All corners covered with an energy and style we've become accustomed to from his DJ sets, this is the full Friction in more detail than he's ever displayed as a producer; highlights include the slamming choppage and damage of "Ultrafunk" (with Metrik) the slower tempo space rave UKG vibes of "Blue", the near Pendulum levels of euphoria and heaviness on "Running", the squidgy bass and roustabout riff of the appropriately named "Stinker" and the pure emotion and urgency of the album finale "All Nite". This is Friction at his most revealing and far reaching. Make a connection. Elevate Records LP
Hybrid Minds Twenty Eighteen The alchemical blend of Hybrid Minds production and emotive vocals has captured a whole new legion of fans throughout 2018. Now, with a gorgeous four-track clear vinyl release coming in December, compiling all of their releases from this year, they're set to win even more hearts and minds. As your spine shivers and your endorphins rush at the first gorgeously restrained notes from Charlotte Haining on “Paint By Numbers”, even without looking you'd guess you were in the presence of Hybrid Minds music. “Tapestry” is powerful. An expansive, slowly-evolving soundscape – the sound of a sunrise – melds into the almost woodwind tone of Emily Jones' voice and captivates us immediately. On the flip, we all know that magic happens when Hybrid Minds team up with Catching Cairo (formerly known as Tiffani Juno). ‘Touch’, taking us from intimate emotion to soaring glory in one vocal line proved that. And now ‘Supernova’ delivers a whole new set of feels. And to round things off, ‘Wasted’. As Grimm's first line tells us, he's been “going through some changes”, and Hybrid Minds' composition shifts and progresses with him. Coming, as it does, off the back of some huge Hybrid Minds remixes for the likes of Cyantific and Linguistics, as well as their team-up with InsideInfo, “Wasted” is loaded with anticipation. Due to premiere on UKF, undoubtedly the audience that the duo has been building with a series of huge festival and club shows over the last few months is set to blossom even further. And Hybrid Minds' momentum continues. They hit Australia and New Zealand in January, and then start the UK leg of their Outline tour with a massive all-night show at London's Village Underground in February. This four-track vinyl release is strictly limited edition and marks culmination of a cinematically epic year for Hybrid Minds. Hybrid Music 12"