Riddim Punks / Exco Levi Stranger In Town Following their huge remix of Chronixx "Sell My Gun", Riddim Punks deliver a brand new tune written with Jamaican/Canadian reggae superstar Exco Levi. Based around themes dealing with immigration and cultural alienation, especially topical following the recent Windrush scandal, "Stranger In Town" still packs a massive punch on the dancefloor with its blistering drum & bass production and growling sub bass. Taken from a forthcoming album, this is the first of many club bangers from the Bristol based outfit, who are directly linking their homegrown soundsystem culture with that of its roots in Jamaica. Nice Up! 7" Pre-Order
Makoto Tomodachi Sessions Each and every track is a collaboration with a close friend, that has played a part in his twenty-year career, with the likes of DJ Marky, S.P.Y, Bop, MC Conrad, Pola & Bryson, Degs, Urbandawn, Whiney and more. The uplifting summer number, 'Shine On Through’ is a collaboration with the young breakthrough producer Mountain from Osaka, Japan. Makoto’s signature sound is brought into 2019, soaked in a warm rolling bassline, energetic synths and topped off with vocals from the outstanding singer/songwriter Karina Ramage. The instrumental masterpiece ‘Kosa’ features Med School’s orchestral maverick Keeno and is the perfect combination of powerful soul, epic strings and dynamic drumwork. ‘Morning Sunrise’, is a majestic dose of drum & bass and is the team effort of Makoto, Danny Wheeler and G Force. It also brings in the vocal powerhouse Blu James, also known from the Basement Jaxx classic ‘Red Alert’. Having gained respect for the quality of his music since the days of LTJ Bukem’s Good Looking Records, Makoto has gone from strength to strength with an impressive discography that includes seminal classics like ‘Golden Girl’ ft. MC Conrad. Makoto can be found at a number of events and festivals this summer, including Hospitality In The Park 2019, Sun & Bass, Liquicity, Standon Calling, and more Hospital Records CD | LP Pre-Order
Alix Perez Phantonym EP Next up we have a new dnb EP from label head Alix Perez - the Phantonym EP. One can really hear the many years experience and influences that have helped shape this masterpiece. It is beautifully complete, and is undoubtedly some of his best work to date. This is jungle/drum&bass in its truest unfiltered form. This EP covers the whole spectrum from signature Perez soulful dnb (SWRV qand Vibrations), to gritty bubblers (Trinity), and finally the harder minimal percussive dnb he is renowned for (Phantonym). Mature, concise, and graceful dnb at its best. 1985 Music 12" Pre-Order
Logistics Waveform The first in a brand new series that takes it back to where it all began. Opening the EP is the title-track ‘Waveforms’, a warm dose of the classic Logistics sound. Its big rolling basslines and uplifting vocals make this reminiscent of his anthemic tracks ‘Together’ and ‘Everlasting Days’. Dipping into darker territory is ‘Ancestors’, hypnotic, piercing sonics rattle around the body with steppy kicks to boot. On a similar wavelength comes ‘Rhythm Track’- a 2019 tint on the original jungle roots. These two tracks are indisputable evidence that Logistics knows his way around the rougher side of D+B, as well as his smooth liquid melodies. Coming full circle is ‘Oslo’ with graceful harmonics and soothing instrumentation. With nine studio albums and an impressive back-catalogue of singles and EPs under his belt, Logistics has become one of the most prolific artists in drum & bass. He’s garnered support from the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac and Rene LaVice, as well as 6Music’s Mary Anne Hobbs. He’s one of the most well-respected producers and DJs in the scene and this year he’ll be heading to flagship drum & bass events such as the all-day festival Hospitality In The Park in London, on the shores of Sardina for Sun & Bass, ADE and many more around the globe. Hospital 12" Pre-Order
Alix Perez 1984 In his debut album '1984', Alix Perez created a listening experience for both home and clubbing alike. Every track is an exploration into blissed-out downbeat and experimental hip hop to funk, soul and his beloved drum and bass, fusing them all together for the ultimate urban electronica album. Shogun Audio LP Pre-Order
JEM ONE Transpose EP Jem One's second EP for Metalheadz comes hurtling into the release schedulewith 5 tracks of solid steel. The Midlands based producer is known for his heavy brand of drum and bass with the 'Transpose EP' delivering exactly that, something Jem One first introduced to the Metalheadz camp in 2018. With further releases already lined up, Jem One and his no nonsense approach just can't be ignored. metalheadz 12"
BLACK BARREL Elevate The prolific Russian Black Barrel debuts on Metalheadz with the 4-track 'Elevate EP'. Drawing from early Metalheadz influences, sounds and ideas, Black Barrel has crafted his own unique take on it all ranging from the intricate edits and soulful KSR vocals on 'Elevate With Me' to the unparalleled funk and gnarly prominence of 'Hear The Sound'. It's further proof that Black Barrel is more than adept when it comes to producing full spectrum drum and bass. METALHEADZ 12"
DJ Marky Should I / Love Break DJ Marky is really ramping up the pressure from his Innerground imprint, this time in the shape of a release from the man himself. Launching with Should I, we get a beautifully constructed track, custom-built for summer and screaming INNERGROUND from start to finish. A leisurely intro quickly gives way to a sublime bassline littered with the kind of vocal that has become synonymous with the Brazilian marque. Next up we have Love Break, which levels up the energy and intensity without breaking from it’s “liquid” stride. Another well-thought out production that has many, if not all, of the elements you might look for in a Drum & Bass track – liquid-tinged darkness that has the uncanny ability to not only move you, but surprise you at the same time. “Should I/Love Break” continues DJ Marky’s tradition of creating some of the most seminal tracks in the genre and his knack for building releases drenched in summer vibes all year round. Innerground Records 12"
Document One Document One Document One are very proud to unveil their debut self titled album. Over the years, Joe and Matt have had an illustrious production career dabbling in all flavours of underground dance music. Not deviating from D&B tempo, this album goes back to where they started while showcasing how far they’ve come. "We’ve spent close to a decade working together as Document One within UK bass music. We’ve toured over 30 countries across 4 continents, we’ve watched so many of the musicians we admire perform and we’ve been exposed to so much culture along the way too. This album is a cross-section of who we are as musicians, as people and most importantly a duo.” Shogun Audio LP