Sound the rave sirens: crack house is back. @zinc is reviving his Jammin alias with a new three-track EP of incendiary club cuts, 'Old Habits Pt. 1'. It's the first Jammin release since 2005, and well worth the wait. 'Drummer Some' is our pick of the bunch: an absolutely breathless charge through hard-hitting, screwface sounds. Out February 21 via Bingo Bass, pre-order it here: http://classic.beatport.com/release/old-habits-pt-1/2816633
After taking second spot in our top tracks of 2019 rundown, @burnskipower's @instinctrec outlet is back with more UKG excellence, this time from @holloway-95. He debuts on the label with a four-track EP that closes on 'Out Of Town Foes', a blissed-out cut that captures the feeling of after-hours elation. Get it here: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/holloway-instinct-09/758269-01/ South London launch party this weekend: https://www.facebook.com/events/s/instinct-records-takeover-hous/539695523311052/
@jaymiesilk is releasing a triptych EP series titled ‘Diasporave’ via @pelicanfly, exploring diasporic identity through the lens of hard-hitting club music. Volume 1 is a three-track EP that comes backed with a remix of ‘For The Girls’ by @samtiba. The original cut is a raucous ride through frenetic sounds, with punchy percussion and Eski clicks leading the way. Out February 21, pre-order it here: https://orcd.co/diasporave1-3
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PRE-ORDER: https://freerangerecords.bandcamp.com/album/one-ep For their 250th release Freerange Records co-founder Jimpster takes the helm. Joining Jimpster on the title track One, is NYC native Casamena. The producer, DJ, vocalist and label boss (he launched Ocha alongside Osunlade and has remixes and releases gracing the likes of Vega, Yoruba and Strictly Rhythm) delivers some fresh hip-house vibes inspired by house-dance slams, b-boy battles and Body & Soul sessions.
@andrew-weatherall's next EP 'Unknown Plunderer / End Times Sound' is incoming on @byrdout. It features a remix from @radioactiveman, who puts his own throbbing and squelching spin on the dubby source material. Out February 21, pre-order it here: https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/andrew-weatherall/unknown-plunderer-end-times-sound
Every Soundboy Shut Up – it's new @Kahn & Neek time. We're gonna dub this a bangin' B2B2B of sorts, as here on their '(Having A Sick Time) In The Mansions Of Bliss' EP the @Bandulu-records pair link with @Boofy & his headsy Bristol grime label @Sector7Sounds for four piping hot slices of bassweight fire. Which, if you're at all like us, is certainly enough to whet the appetite. Title track '(Having A Sick Time) In The Mansions Of Bliss' is perhaps the most trademark 'Bandulu-with-a-capital-B' track on the release, with Kahn & Neek's appreciation for sound system culture and all things low and heavy, spacial and beautifully melodic evidenced throughout. The EP (the pair's first collaborative release in over four years) arrives after a string of excellent Sector 7 releases from the likes of Jook, Impey, Drone & bossman Boofy. '(Having A Sick Time) In The Mansions Of Bliss' drops on February 28 via Sector 7 Sounds. Oh, and Bristol 'eads, make sure you join Kahn & Neek, Commodo, Flowdan, Jook, Drone, Boofy and more at the EP launch event on March 6 at Thekla. Launch party: https://www.facebook.com/events/1030053667369476/
Grab it here: https://backl.ink/126936547 The latest release on @dj-barely-legal's @prettyweirdrecords is an all out electro slammer and its release via the label seems apt as it's full of dancefloor weirdness. @nikki-nair steps up for this one and 'The Analyst' is part of a two track EP that's already been backed by the likes of Four Tet and Ben UFO. It's pretty easy to see why too. This is our pick of the bunch.
Borai & Denham Audio make bangers. FACT. Their track 'Make Me' swept its way through clubland with its infectious, jungle and breaks energy and for their first release of 2020 via E-Beamz, they've channeled that same ethos. The whole record is jam-packed with heaters but 'Skrrrt, well, trust us when we say that it's going to cause some serious naughtiness on the dancefloor. In fact, there's no doubt it already has. Brace for impact, this one is completely wild.
PRE-ORDER: https://lovechild2.bandcamp.com/releases Mastermind behind queer club night and panel discussion Love Child, Josh Caffe evokes the talents of Chicago producer/vocalists like Jamie Principle, Robert Owens and Larry Heard with the sultry, smooth basement banger 'Lesson #1' The 'Box Of Talk' EP is launches Love Child Recordings and features remixes from Netil Radio mainstay Jaye Ward and Naive boss Violet.
Russian producer Shyqa (@shyqa000) is next up on Genome 6.66 Mbp (@genomeshanghai) with an EP described as " a mutated, restless take on trance". The last time Shyqa appeared on the label was back in 2016 on Genome's first compilation. That year he also released his 'Predator's Try' EP via Eco Futurism Corporation, with his 'Victim' EP arriving in 2017 via Extasis Records. On 'Hollow' Shyqa moves through emotions in a rather tide-like fashion, shifting from neurotic mind-melters('Mess') into grin-inducing peak-time euphoria ('Lair') right through to more ambient, soul-searching and pensive moments on tracks like today's premiere cut 'Anxiety', which features Swiss grime producer @1Shayu. Genome 6.66 Mbp will release 'Hollow' on February 25.
@tristanarp's next release on @humanpitch is a 10-track LP of intriguing electronics. It features three remixes, including @blibrae putting her own spin on album highlight 'Double Exposure'. She stretches the track out into a wonky, early hours headspinner. Out February 14, pre-order it here: https://tristanarp.bandcamp.com/album/suggested-forms
Bristol label @nostro-hood-system is kicking off its 2020 run of releases with a new EP from Buenos Aires-based producer @plvybxy. The emotional project, titled 'Reflexis', was recorded in Villa Urquiza during a time of significant economic crisis. This, fused with EL PLVYBXY'S affinity for forlorn post-club production and his use of traditional South American rhythms such as murga, results in a release inevitably and inherently tinged with "an aura of immense sadness and hardship". NHS will release 'Reflexis' on February 28. Pre-order below and tune into EP opener 'Ven A Mi' now. Pre-order: https://nostrohoodsystem.bandcamp.com/album/reflexis-ep
Introducing the Insert label. The first signing, a sequence of four precisely-calibrated works from one of Brussel’s most critical new producers, Hypna (pronounced ‘hip-nah’). Each sonic offering within the ‘Data Recovery’ EP is reserved for a particular time and space inside the club. https://ins-rt.net/label/hypna-data-recovery-insert/ @weareinsert @hypna_52
Pre-order: https://laughingears.bandcamp.com/album/blue-dusk Shanghai's @LaughingEars makes her @Decisionsrecords debut this February with 'Blue Dusk' EP. Previously Laughing Ears has released music via Beijing’s Ran Music and Hangzhou’s FunctionLab, and NTS stans may recognise her name following radio appearances on the cult East London station. Sonically, Laughing Ears orbits around a kind of explorative, cyberpunk-ish universe as she draws from ambient, bass, footwork and noise. Here on 'Blue Dusk', she's "extending her praxis of psycho-sonic inquiry" (says the label) in order to "deep-dive [into] a crepuscular environment teeming with insectile percussion and thrumming sub bass, illuminated by brilliant searchlight melodies". DECISIONS will release 'Blue Dusk' on February 21. Pre-order above and tune into EP cut 'A Tinge Of Hope' now.
PRE-ORDER: http://www.rubadub.co.uk/records/rescue-squad-ep First up on Irish selector Holly Lester's new label Duality Trax is three tracks from Pear Records boss Fio Fa who recently kicked off the Radiant Love imprint. 'Transcending Into Nonsense' gets the super sultry breaks treatment from everybody's favourite Portuguese Violet.
We are very happy to share with you the information about the upcoming release SONIC RESISTANCE. A Compilation For Rojava which will be released on Kashev Tapes with cooperation with Oramics https://soundcloud.com/kashev-tapes/sets/sonic-resistance-a-compilation
@ilijadjokovic is back on @monikakruse's @terminalm with a new two-tracker called 'Eris'. On the flip is 'Nova', which builds from a palpitating opening to hit lofty peaks. Out February 21, pre-order it here: https://terminalm.lnk.to/Djokovic
@pastpalms has a new EP titled 'Vernal' coming out on March 20. First up we introduce you to lead single 'Rainwater'. The New York-based producer is steadily building a reputation for crafting lush soundscapes imbued with an organic sense of tranquillity, and 'Rainwater' is another blissed-out (and low-key danceable) triumph. In his own words: "'Rainwater' acts as a lens—between winter and spring, light and dark, calm and chaotic—focusing on the bittersweet contrast of witnessing new spring flowers begin to bud, all while the cold effects of winter continue to linger." Out February 7, pre-order it here: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/pastpalms/rainwater
Spekulant (@user-890373367-497739753) have a new EP titled 'Luxus Iskalion' coming via @clommunity, the fledgling in-house imprint of Kyiv's world famous Closer club, which has been set up as a creative outlet for its talented residents. Spekulant is a collaboration between Lobanov K. (@konstantin-14) and Alex Savage (@user-955908011). The EP's opening track 'Mr. Whatsyourname' is deep and leftfield, moving forward on a rhythmic pulse that's accentuated by organic percussion, alien vocoder and an array of crunching and sparkling sounds. Out February 28, pre-order it here: https://www.yoyaku.io/release/clo002/ /https://www.juno.co.uk/products/spekulant-luxus-iskaliom-ep/763060-01/