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Oblivion
UALP 005
25 Apr 16
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Oblivion - (4:39) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Shelter - (5:57) 110 BPM
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SMBU - (4:33) 85 BPM
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Vibration - (5:06) 140 BPM
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Earthtone - (6:39) 110 BPM
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Look Deeper - (4:34) 86 BPM
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HMS Death - (4:39) 140 BPM
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Demons - (4:48) 80 BPM
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Fear & Love - (5:33) 140 BPM
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Orgones - (4:45) 85 BPM
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Stillness - (6:15) 85 BPM
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CWSG - (4:39) 120 BPM
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Conscious Choice (Bonus Track) - (5:25) 140 BPM
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Review: Uprise supergroup LSN step forth with their debut album; a stylised rummage through the genre vaults to paint a picture of the most exciting edges of bass music and how everything tessellates. Just within the opening four tracks we're treated to Massive Attack style barbed dub soul ("Oblivion"), rolling breakbeats ("Shelter"), subverted jungle ("SMBU") and deep, pneumatic dubstep ("Vibration") Deeper again we hit restrained space-aged poetry ("Earthtone") sci-fi Autonomic soul ("Demons") and deep, Samurai-style D&B ("Stillness") And that's just a potted selection of this highly accomplished, consistently detailed and arranged album. Whatever shade of bass you're rooted with, LSN will join the dots for you.
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Flummox EP
SUBALT 010
29 Apr 16
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Taiko & Le Lion - "De Maya" - (5:39) 140 BPM
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Flummox - (4:41) 140 BPM
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Stick Fight - (5:56) 130 BPM
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Game Show - (5:14) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Stick Fight (Mentha remix) - (6:27) 140 BPM
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Review: In case the last wait of a year wasn't quite long enough between Subaltern outings, Taiko leaves us hanging even longer (16 months) this time. File under 'all good'... We've had an Albion release to chow down on in the meantime and beats like these really are worth waiting for: "De Maya" is a powerful hypnotic tabla session, "Flummox" throws cosmic textures into the dub melting pot, "Stick Fight" teases us with breaks through some seriously intricate percussive arrangements, "Game Show" while "Game Show" is more of a magic show, building and twisting with subtlety as the percussion becomes the melody and the melody becomes the bass all before your very eyes. Looking for more techy grit? Jump on Mentha's remix of "Stick Fight".
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Neo Dub EP
TUBAD 009
29 Apr 16
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Neo Dub - (4:23) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Elefant Doc & Akcept - "Secrets" - (4:53) 140 BPM
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Fisherman's Dub - (5:07) 140 BPM
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Benzo - (4:22) 140 BPM
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Played by: Jobanti
Review: Bay Area bassmith Dom Mali makes his Tuba debut with a quadrant of sublime steppers. "Neo Dub" has a simple but deadly allure as its elastic sub is stretched into a pulsing groove that builds on every twist and turn. "Secrets" is the early bird soundtrack, all crisp, dewy and full of hope while the oceanic ripples of "Fisherman's Dub" sees us reeling out for a trout but catching a barracuda. Finally we lean back and chill with "Benzo", all flutes, tubular subs and lazy beats, it's an instant soul soother.
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Firmly Rooted Vol 1
FA 020
18 Apr 16
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Chad Dubz - "Shake Dat Batty" - (5:16) 140 BPM
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Rygby - "Here I Come" - (4:47) 145 BPM
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DTR - "Unity Sound" - (4:41) 140 BPM
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Dillard - "Lion" - (4:20) 140 BPM
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Subtle Mind & Matt Deco - "Amnesia" - (5:16) 140 BPM
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Krease - "Switch" - (5:10) 140 BPM
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Krease - "Hindsight" - (4:41) 140 BPM
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Causa - "Wintertales" - (4:48) 140 BPM
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Khanum - "Wisdom Dub" - (3:48) 138 BPM
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Mob Killa - "Company Dub" - (4:11) 105 BPM
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Deafblind & Darkimh - "Concrete Groove" - (4:53) 140 BPM
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Otz - "Distracted" - (3:48) 140 BPM
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Elefant Doc - "Alprazolam" - (4:48) 140 BPM
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Drew's Theory - "Harmony" - (5:42) 140 BPM
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Ill_K - "Bestial" - (5:00) 85 BPM
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Shu - "Numbers" - (5:06) 140 BPM
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Gaze Ill - "Urban Legends" - (5:12) 140 BPM
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ARtroniks - "Entrust" - (4:38) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mono - "Miasma" - (4:49) 93 BPM
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Paragon & Chad Dubz - "Nasty" - (4:51) 140 BPM
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Dark Harmonics - "Inside The Walls" - (5:29) 140 BPM
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Peuniak - "Combat Zone" (DTR remix) - (5:29) 140 BPM
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Peuniak - "Twisted Strings" - (5:25) 140 BPM
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Shiken - "Universal Time Matrix" - (5:07) 93 BPM
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Review: Foundation celebrate three years and 20 releases with this supersized clutch of deep, dark and forward-thinking exclusives. Painting a picture of dubstep's most exciting frontiers, highlights hang, slide and oozes from every cavernous corner: Drew's Theory provides meditative intensity on "Harmony", Deafblind & Darkimh twist up the drums in the sludge-packing "Concrete Groove", Krease soundtracks your next nightmares with his late night graveyard romp "Hindsight" while Dillard digs deep into the proper roots with its shimmering classical dub designs. Weighing at 24 tracks, Foundation have pulled out all the stops here... A seriously detailed piece of bass music futurism.
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How What Time
ACRELP 007
08 Apr 16
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Hej - (2:55) 140 BPM
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Pea Souper - (3:49) 134 BPM
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Itchin (feat Trim) - (2:21) 97 BPM
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Hadi Hadi Ah - (3:29) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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My Liege - (3:33) 143 BPM
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Russian Glass - (2:40) 65 BPM
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Floods - (2:12) 92 BPM
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How Dare You - (3:45) 136 BPM
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Sleepwave - (4:08) 147 BPM
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HWT - (2:47) 132 BPM
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Set It Straight - (2:53) 134 BPM
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Kofte Cloud - (4:13) 110 BPM
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Review: Dom Tarasek aka Commodo has already appeared on perhaps the biggest dubstep labels around, and he made his name from the string of releases on Mala's Deep Medi Muzik - not exactly a bad place to start your career, that's for sure. However, he's now branching out to other quality households, and this new LP on Black Acre feels just right in every single way. Right because his deep, brooding sound fits ever so well with the rest of the label, and right because How What Time flows perfectly as an album unit. There are three tunes on each side of the two slabs of wav, and they work as perfect, tidy trios that carry the same sort of leftward bass sound, one that never goes to deep as to become abstract, but also never gets too violent as to become silly. All in all, it is masterfully executed dubstep for the 2016 palate. Killer.
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Crooks, Crime & Corruption
TEMPACD 025D
29 Apr 16
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Legends - (3:14) 95 BPM
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Gbu (feat Orson) - (5:57) 54 BPM
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Justify (feat Harry Keyworth - LP version) - (6:05) 112 BPM
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Bak 2 NY - (6:21) 61 BPM
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Kuriosity - (5:52) 116 BPM
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Boardwalk Emperor 2 - (8:49) 135 BPM
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Change - (8:15) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ruf Justice - (6:43) 140 BPM
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Good Ole Dayz (LP version) - (5:14) 109 BPM
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Criminally Insane - (10:19) 57 BPM
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Review: Undisputed godfathers of UK dubstep Horsepower Productions are back with another full length; their first in 12 years since 2004's To The Rescue LP. As Tempa themselves put it succinctly: "Crooks, Crime & Corruption" draws from numerous facets of the UK underground and further afield in order to take you on a compelling, wholly immersive journey. Highlights include "Justify" featuring Harry Keyworth which sounds like Jah Wobble versus Ry Cooder, the deep spiritual house of "Bak 2 NY" or "Kurisoity 6" and the business as usual, street level bass therapy as heard on the raw "Change" or the pure fire junglist anthem "Criminally Insane".
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Sweat/Sugar
ARTKL 021
15 Apr 16
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Sweat - (5:08) 140 BPM
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Sugar - (4:51) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: The Italian-Bristolian has done it again: responsible for one of 2015's most inventive dubstep tracks "Conquer", Piezo has returned with two more creative, exciting and forward-thinking 140 tracks. "Sweat" is all about the big drum swing where the toms sing in harmony and the track rolls with such a funk it's impossible not to dance. "Sugar" is even sweeter thanks to its ever-mutating dub bassline and stark weeping horns that foretell a future we're not even ready for. Trust us; this one's going to pop hard.
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Mind Control EP
CLNR 016
04 Apr 16
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Beat Goes - (4:51) 140 BPM
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Artillery - (5:15) 140 BPM
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Mind Control - (5:09) 140 BPM
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Symmetry - (6:11) 56 BPM
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Mind Control (Gaze Ill remix) - (5:06) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Birmingham dubstep producer Jay Krease has appeared previously on Dead Noise System, Korrupt and Foundation Audio so we can trust the DJ on this one. The Mind Control EP serves up five offerings of deep and dark bass therapy. We particularly enjoyed the smoked out future dub textures on "Beat Goes", the rolling low frequency doom of "Artillery" or the jazzy, liquid drum and bass of "Symmetry" which is reminiscent of classics by Alex Reece or Peshay. There's a killer remix of "Mind Control" by Gaze III as well, check it!
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General Masta EP
GB 004
29 Apr 16
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General Masta - (4:32) 138 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Gate 15 - (4:03) 143 BPM
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Killa Soundboy - (3:01) 140 BPM
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General Masta (Living Stone remix) - (5:05) 140 BPM
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General Masta (Disco Nekt remix) - (3:23) 140 BPM
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Solace
CRUCIAL 005
29 Apr 16
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Solace (feat Rider Shafique) - (4:18) 82 BPM
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Reflections - (4:02) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Tempest - (6:50) 106 BPM
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Review: Los Angeleno Oxossi has been plying away at his craft for the last couple of years, with his debut release on Banana Stand Sound in 2015 and now for Sleeper's UK based imprint Crucial Recordings. "Solace" delves into the exotic, all full of esoteric charm like an opium haze and featuring Rider Shaffique's spiritually enlightening monologue. "Reflections" up the ante a bit with some well rolled bass frequencies and an infectiously wonky melody, both snaking away in densely reverberated bliss. Finally "The Tempest" gloriously crosses over from dub into something else altogether with its mesmerising harp melody, but just wait until that snarling sub bass sets in; pure fire bro!
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Fabriclive 83: Logan Sama
FABRIC 166D
25 Sep 15
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Various - "Fabriclive 83: Logan Sama" (continuous DJ mix by Logan Sama) - (1:10:14) 140 BPM
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Wiley - "Sweep The Floor" - (2:58) 141 BPM
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Footsie - "Brake Light" - (3:02) 140 BPM
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Rude Kid - "Fabric" - (2:37) 140 BPM
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Faze Miyake - "Rifts" - (2:53) 140 BPM
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Zxph Xllxs - "Xcxd Bxmb" - (4:52) 140 BPM
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Jme - "The Return" - (3:15) 93 BPM
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Swifta Beater - "War Lord" - (3:03) 140 BPM
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Sir Spyro - "Farda" - (3:26) 93 BPM
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Dullahbeatz - "Final Stage" - (6:51) 93 BPM
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Jammer - "Waterden Road" - (2:47) 139 BPM
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Rapid - "3rd Eye" - (3:42) 140 BPM
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Spooky - "Cookie Monster" - (3:50) 140 BPM
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Terror Danjah & P Jam - "Crud" - (3:15) 93 BPM
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Kahn & Neek - "Bucktown" - (3:54) 137 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jammz - "Contender" - (4:23) 140 BPM
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Mystry - "Launchpad" - (4:21) 140 BPM
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Trends - "Ambush" - (4:10) 140 BPM
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Teeza - "West London" - (2:59) 140 BPM
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Preditah - "Crash Bandicoot" - (4:15) 140 BPM
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Maniac - "Do One You Mug" - (3:13) 93 BPM
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Davinche - "Kestra" - (2:33) 93 BPM
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Teddy Music - "Swear Down" - (3:58) 140 BPM
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The Heavytrackerz - "Santa's Last Christmas" - (3:56) 140 BPM
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Masro - "Constructive Mayhem" - (4:37) 140 BPM
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Review: To be honest, it's about time that Logan Sama had the space to compile his own series of mythical London club Fabric's, Fabriclive series. The grime DJ started his career back on the equally important Rinse FM back in 2002, and has been an important part of the club's development over the years that saw grime and dubstep blow up. At number 83 in the series, Sama drops a selection of tunes that are wholly representative of his DJ sets in Fabric's Room 1; the mix contains tunes by everyone from grime pioneer Wiley, to vocalist and producer JME, and a whole load of lesser known names that have kept the grime scene evolving. This is the real deal, there ain't not other like it around these days. Recommended.
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Time To Fall, Babylon
DSR 014
18 Apr 16
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Time To Fall - (5:07) 64 BPM
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Pula Dub - (5:08) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Steppin' The Light - (5:12) 140 BPM
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Review: Babylon's fall has been foretold once more. This time by Dubstep Rotterdam co-founder Frenk Dublin. Continuing to whittle his impeccably authentic dub stick, "Time To Fall" hits with loose but stern command, powdered with refracted reverbs, a soft-but-solid skank and an ultimately bouncy kick/bass arrangement. "Pula Dub" marches with much more militancy; rampant kicks drive the way as the instrumentation is displayed in a much leaner composition. Finally we hit "Steppin' The Light" where a much more techno mindset is applied in the sonic aesthetic of the bassline and rolling kicks. Think mid 2000s Get Physical and you're not far off.
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FKOFd028
FKOFD 028
04 Apr 16
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Dayzero - "Allca" - (4:35) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dayzero - "Violet" - (5:04) 140 BPM
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Dayzero - "The Fifth Lab" - (7:22) 140 BPM
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Dayzero/Karnage - "Coastline" - (4:41) 140 BPM
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Review: Japanese bad man Dayzero made all the right moves with releases on Phantom Hertz, Zip Sound and a few others last year. His first drop of 2016 suggests Dayzero is still on a course set for the top, aligning with Fat Kid On Fire for a most impressive four track release that ends on a heavyweight collaboration with Karnage. Don't sleep on the preceding three solo cuts from Dayzero however, as collectively they really make this worthy of your time and attention. The heavily chopped vocals and superbly structured percussion sets opener "Allca" apart as our pick; the stuttering kicks really feel like they are bouncing off the bassline.
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Meditate
QUAKE 011
29 Apr 16
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Awaken - (3:13) 123 BPM
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Rainy Day - (4:41) 140 BPM
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Seasons - (4:41) 140 BPM
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Sway - (4:48) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Meditate - (4:13) 140 BPM
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Space Station - (4:48) 140 BPM
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Squid - (5:15) 140 BPM
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Crystallize - (5:08) 140 BPM
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Paradox - (5:15) 140 BPM
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Played by: Jobanti
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Stay Calm/Earthwalker
MS 024D
21 Mar 16
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Stay Calm (feat YT - Mungo Hi Fi remix) - (4:38) 140 BPM
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Earthwalker (Sekkleman remix) - (5:16) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ice Riddim EP
TUBA 010
08 Apr 16
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Ice Riddim - (4:26) 131 BPM
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Groundswell - (4:50) 159 BPM
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Spacewalk - (4:49) 130 BPM
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Spacewalk (Doctor Jeep remix) - (4:35) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Active since late 2010, its fair to say Tuba have put NYC district Brooklyn on the bass music map with their wealth of output, calling on an international cast of dubstep and bass-inflected talent. The label's latest draws a line from the East Coast to the West Coast, as New Yorker Blind Prophet and British Columbia's Self Evident pair up as Folding City. The four cuts here swerve between 130 and 160bpm, and suggest the duo had plenty of fun flinging stems back and forth with "Groundswell" particularly impressing. The snares and vibes come from jungle but the way it's all put together is more reminiscent of footwork. "Spacewalk" shows a deeper, more soulful side to Folding City and it's followed by a fine remix from New Yorker Doctor Jeep that veers off into DnB territory. A great EP!
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Human
SURF 030
10 Apr 16
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Lovelost - (4:10) 130 BPM
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Human - (7:19) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Transcendance - (7:22) 150 BPM
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Review: One of the key message makers in today's deep dub landscape, Dubbacle returns with three deliciously detailed and evocative slabs of contemporary bass. Both "Lovelost" and "Transcendance" are score-worthy as they glide us through dense beds of synthesis and atmospheres. "Human" is the main player for the dance as it ups the charge with an arresting female vocal, unique drum phrasing and a sub that fluctuates from nowhere. Not dissimilar to Mad Professor's Massive Attack works, "Human" will touch serious hearts when dropped at the right time.
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Oblivion (Album Sampler)
UALPS 005
18 Mar 16
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Fear & Love - (5:33) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Stillness - (6:15) 85 BPM
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HMS Death - (4:39) 140 BPM
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NOW - (5:21) 85 BPM
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Review: Bangor sextet LSN prepare us for their forthcoming album Oblivion with a well balance collection of 140/85 pieces. "Fear & Love" is a restrained croaker with a brushy halfstep and fluctuating bassline that bears his teeth but never bites. "Stillness" flips us into a vocal halftime vibe with vocals that are reminiscent of Mezzanine-era Massive Attack. "HMS Death" lives up to its name; a stately ocean liner of a tune with its palpitating deep sea dread bass and ocean waves of iced atmospheres. Finally we hit "NOW" an on-point halftime blunderbuss with all the necessary amen flurries you could ever wish for. Amped for the album.
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Tempa Allstars, Vol  8
TEMPA 104D
11 Dec 15
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Acre - "Messages" - (5:55) 125 BPM
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Epoch - "The Ville" - (4:41) 146 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Cliques - "AUT" - (6:29) 130 BPM
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Fracture - "Excalibur" - (4:36) 85 BPM
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Youngsta & Distance - "Untitled" - (5:40) 140 BPM
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Biome - "Closed Minds" - (6:03) 140 BPM
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Review: Tempa are always a good litmus test of where the UK bass scene is currently at. Here they present their selection of highlights from 2015 and this broadly diverse selection is proof that bass is in rudimentary health. Standouts amongst the six tracks featured include Epoch's raw and doomy trap-stepper "The Ville", the futuristic footwork of "Aut" by Cliques and the creepy, abstract beats of "Closed Minds" by Biome.
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Hilary Duff/Bow
SMD 010
29 Apr 16
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Hilary Duff - (4:40) 140 BPM
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Bow - (4:41) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Production House/Fabrik
007
29 Apr 16
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Production House - (4:37) 64 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Fabrik - (5:07) 128 BPM
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Dark Side Of The Boom
D 6044
29 Apr 16
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Speak (Dreamstep remix) - (4:03) 63 BPM
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Run (6Blocc's Acid Funk remix) - (3:13) 83 BPM
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Time (6Blocc's 808 Banger) - (5:45) 120 BPM
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Sky (6Blocc's Slo Mo version) - (3:43) 52 BPM
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Money - (4:49) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Us (6Blocc's Alpha Wave remix) - (5:59) 137 BPM
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Colour (6Blocc's Breaknology edit) - (3:55) 140 BPM
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Damage (6Blocc's Lunar Step Flex) - (4:44) 140 BPM
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Review: Last spotted messing with the Wu, 6Blocc takes us even further back in time for his own dub side of the moon. A true Floydian odyssey rebooted for the modern bass lover, subtly is the name of 6Blocc's game: the paranoid, way-ahead-of-its-time "Run" gets a lick of 303 and swinging breakbeat, "Speak" retains all its dreamy majesty while the iconic moans and cries of "Sky" are stretched out from midnight fumble to 24-hour marathon. Elsewhere the till-chiming riff of "Money" is smothered in blankets of sub while "Colour" is galvanised with a classic Dig Your Own Hole era big beat. To some this may err on heresy, but to others this is a trip like no other. See you on the other side.
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FKOFd027
FKOFD 027
07 Mar 16
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It Is What It Is - (5:10) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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What You Need - (5:43) 140 BPM
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Re-Entry - (5:43) 140 BPM
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Between The Lines - (5:50) 140 BPM
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Review: Chris Innasound comes through with some phat, smoking tunes, and somehow manages to land on a label with a very similar outlook, the unstoppable FatKidOnFire. Four tunes, four walls of beats and bass for your body and mind; "It Is What It Is" takes a slow, marching rhythm and slaps a fat wallop of bass underneath it, and "What You Need" sounds like its natural development, a frozen, harmonic bundle chunk of noise with a rhythmic pattern. "Re-Entry" rolls and flaunts its more tribal percussion in front of a subtly squelching load of mutant bass, whereas "Between The Lines" takes after the deep and heady dubstep that both the artist and the label are closely associated to. Heavy gear.
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Ocho Rios EP
VCEP 002
31 Mar 16
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Ocho Rios (original mix) - (5:56) 140 BPM
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Ocho Rios (B9 remix) - (4:34) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ocho Rios (Trashbat's Mahogany Beach remix) - (5:08) 140 BPM
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Do You Feel My Pulse? (original mix) - (5:56) 140 BPM
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Original Swagger (original mix) - (5:56) 140 BPM
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Ambush/Direction
TEMPA 106D
08 Apr 16
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Ambush - (6:04) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Direction - (6:09) 126 BPM
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Review: Since 2010, and coming out of the whole post-dubstep scene, Manchester's Alex Coulton has been among the best of the UK bass artists. His skills being the mixing board have seen him travel from label to label, stopping off at the likes of Idle Hands, All Caps, Livity Sound, and even the mighty Tempa. Coulton returns to the latter with a follow-up to last year's "Recall" bombshell, and he's in no mood to mess around here. "Ambush" is a tribalesque tech-house number with a rattling percussion that renders it UK through and through; "Direction" sees the producer return to his more usual mood by serving up a broken bundle of drums and percussion curling around loose melodies and a dubbed-out makeover. For fans of Hessle output - what that bassline, son! Hot!
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Free Focus/Buckwild
MEDI 090
31 Dec 15
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Gantz - "Free Focus" (Commodo remix) - (3:39) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Commodo - "Buckwild" (Gantz remix) - (4:35) 140 BPM
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Review: Slow baked in lashings of hype and hearsay since 2013, Gantz and Commodo's remixes have long since been sought after since Commodo premiered them over two years ago. "Free Focus" gets the trippy percussive treatment from Commodo with purring block strikes and wiley wonks on the lead tones while "Buckwild" contains drum arrangements with time signatures that will perplex as much as appeal. To put the importance of this release in perspective, the vinyl releases were already fetching over L30 within a week of release.
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Intrepid
CHST 038
08 Apr 16
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Intrepid - (5:34) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Overlook - (6:18) 140 BPM
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Review: Although Leon Switch hasn't always dealt in dubstep, we can safely say that his productions have always contained a strong element of UKness, and whether they've been d&b or pure bass, they have certainly landed on the hardcore continuum. Switch returns to the Chestplate label here, and he's back with two gun-toting monsters, the first of which, "Intrepid", sounds like Freddie Kruger's idea of what dubstep should be. "Overlook" packs a similar punch of horror, but this time it's deeper and murkier, a sludgy bundle of low frequencies barely held in place by a minimal percussion bounce.
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Milc Presents: DEEP
MILC 040
02 May 16
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Zoobi - "Borned" - (4:31) 144 BPM
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Sectra - "Silica" - (3:13) 140 BPM
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Lory Kong - "Rishi" - (5:19) 140 BPM
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SkintDisco - "Skinton Hunter" - (3:46) 140 BPM
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Myxed Up - "Invading" - (4:41) 140 BPM
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ARtroniks - "Hybrid Reality" - (5:29) 140 BPM
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Itchy Robot - "Ruff One" - (5:03) 93 BPM
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Jonah Freed & Volume A - "Tactile" - (5:08) 140 BPM
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The Greys - "Klingon" - (3:05) 140 BPM
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Bentronix - "Generations" - (5:42) 140 BPM
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Zygos - "Insubstantial" - (5:30) 140 BPM
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Sectra - "Encrypted" - (3:12) 140 BPM
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SkintDisco - "CRWR" - (5:08) 140 BPM
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Infekt - "Abandoned" - (5:03) 140 BPM
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StepN - "Axis Mundi" - (4:43) 140 BPM
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Subex & Morrison - "Back To Business" (feat Ill Chill) - (5:08) 140 BPM
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Wulf - "Like Water" - (5:42) 140 BPM
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Gutz - "Man Made" - (3:44) 140 BPM
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Evo - "Herb Man's Flute" - (3:46) 140 BPM
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Wheelton - "Immersed" - (5:16) 129 BPM
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Wulf - "Tribal War" - (4:06) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Gutz - "Tes Recines" - (5:08) 93 BPM
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Somber - "Conscious" - (4:34) 140 BPM
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Zoobi - "My Secrets" - (6:11) 141 BPM
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Sync Error EP
SSR 041
11 Apr 16
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Elements - (7:29) 140 BPM
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Infinite Regression - (5:45) 140 BPM
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Sync Error - (6:32) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Liondub & Adam Prescott Present: Heavenless Riddim Story
LNDBRDM-LP 001
04 Dec 14
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Ranking Joe - "Ganja Pipe" (original vocal mix) - (4:00) 70 BPM
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Johnny Osbourne - "Dubplate Medley" (original vocal mix) - (3:58) 70 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jahdan Blakkamoore - "No Bad Vibes" (original vocal mix) - (3:59) 70 BPM
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Metric Man - "Man A Rebel" (original vocal mix) - (4:00) 70 BPM
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Sugar Minott - "Soundboy Killing" (original vocal mix) - (4:12) 70 BPM
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Pad Anthony - "Murder" (original vocal mix) - (4:12) 70 BPM
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Jr Dangerous - "Catch A Fire" (original vocal mix) - (3:59) 70 BPM
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Adam Prescott - "Heavenless Version" (original mix) - (3:59) 70 BPM
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Review: Version science: Prescott explores some of reggae's most discerning classics and subverts them over an unfailing digidub riddim. A classic one-track album mission, the bubbling bass beats are a consistent spine while an all-star cast appear over the groove to great effect. Highlights include Ranking Joe's Eek-A-Mouse chats on "Ganja Pipe", Jahdan Blakkamoore's nasal dancehall chants on "No Bad Vibes" and Pad Anthony's softer soul melodic style on "Murder". One track, eight vibes - this one's special in all directions.
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Forest Funk
MEDI 062
05 Nov 12
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Forest Funk - (4:37) 140 BPM
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Belfast - (5:54) 140 BPM
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Mischief - (2:33) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Leave your expectations at the door before indulging in this killer drop on Deep Medi, with Swindle marking the second part of his trilogy of EPs ahead of an album scheduled for release in 2013. The title track is sheer dubstep rave fused with killer funk licks, while "Belfast" fuses jungle breaks with sirens and Daft Punkish synths. Our pick of the bunch through is "Mischief", which uses all manner of jazz samples (woodflute anyone?) and chops and rearranges them in the most beguiling manner. Swindle is one of the few producers taking dubstep in new and interesting directions - do check.
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Volume 1
MEDILP 011
28 Aug 15
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AMK - (4:51) 142 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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So Familia - (2:57) 66 BPM
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Kibosh - (3:36) 95 BPM
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Crystal Collect - (4:58) 140 BPM
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Bitchcraft - (4:08) 140 BPM
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Unmistakable - (3:31) 67 BPM
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Review: Oh boy.. Three of modern bass music's finest players collide for the first in a series of collaborative long players on Deep Medi. The results - as you'd expect just reading the line-up - speak for themselves. Every artist's signatures is coded deep into the collection; Kahn's unpredictability and robustness, Commodo's grit and funk and Gantz often unfathomable depths and eastern twangs are all present as we wriggle and writhe to the detuned harmonies of "Crystal Collect", get twisted on the tripped out drum dynamic of "Kibosh" and lose ourselves in the spacious jazz-minded drums of "Unmistakeable". Truly unique.
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Truth In Sound EP
MEDI 091
11 Mar 16
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Truth In Sound - (4:33) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Noctule - (4:15) 138 BPM
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Tibetan Chant - (5:42) 134 BPM
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Four Four Claps - (6:06) 140 BPM
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Review: Compa hails from Manchester, but his productions and his sound are quite deeply imbedded into London's rich dubstep dynasty. The young bass wizard is back on Mala's Deep Medi Muzik, starting off with the murky stepper riddim called "Truth In Sound", a wreckage of beats and sonics that is dissolved by the mutant waves of "Noctule". "Tibetan Chant" is more of a tribal dance ritual to the Gods, and "Four Four Claps" turns things nastier and away from the deeper waters that we're used to hearing Compa sail on.
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FKOFd025
FKOFD 025
21 Dec 15
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Desert Dubbing - (4:13) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Cut It - (4:21) 140 BPM
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Panic Attack - (4:44) 140 BPM
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Martyr - (5:17) 140 BPM
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Dead Language
CHST 037
25 Sep 15
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Dead Language - (5:39) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Anti-social - (5:27) 105 BPM
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Undertone - (5:13) 140 BPM
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Review: Fresh from his recent cameo on Tuba, LA's premier dank scientist steps aboard Distance's trusty Chestplate ship for more deep sea sonics; "Dead Language" is a creeped out slammer with pneumatic drums and some really interesting sample use on the fills. Looking to go darker? Jump straight on "Anti-Social". A real flattener of a track thanks to its incessant kicks and subverted laser gun samples, gloomy ominousness seeps from every element. Finally we hit "Undertone". The intro features more prominent chords and musicality before dropping into a lean, stripped back drum arrangement that's so paranoid it will have you setting up a new neighbourhood watch vigilante splinter group within minutes.
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Mutations EP
GB 003
20 Nov 15
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Moonstones - "Mutations" - (4:37) 140 BPM
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Moonstones - "Mutations" (Malleus remix) - (4:11) 140 BPM
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Malleus - "Sleepwalker" - (3:43) 140 BPM
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Moonstones - "Prosopopee" - (4:01) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Murk, GAZE ILL, Headland
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Von
105048
25 Apr 16
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Clairvoyance - (3:42) 141 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Should Have Known - (3:28) 151 BPM
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Von - (6:27) 147 BPM
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Numbskull
TEMPA 103D
30 Oct 15
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Numbskull - (4:42) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Gem Tone - (5:09) 140 BPM
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AxH/Gremlinz - "Hacker" - (5:02) 140 BPM
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AxH - "D Lux" - (5:05) 140 BPM
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Review: AXH's less-is-more approach can be found in everything he does; both his sparse release rate and lean arrangements ensure we pay close attention to everything he does. Following his "Destroy" EP in 2014 come these four minimal muscularities; "Numbskull" rolls on a bleep hook that's reminiscent of mid 00s minimal techno but with swaggering kicks while "Gem Tone" utilises similar (but differently processed) lead sounds and an array of great samples including Amazonic noises and an MC bigging up Luke Skywalker. "Hacker" takes us much deeper into the dance as AXH hooks up with erstwhile Canadian D&B crew Gremlinz for some shattered amen antics and "D Lux" closes proceedings with a woozy, off-beat weave of hand drums, strange bleeps and a purring sub that makes its presence known without ever having to raise its voice.
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Urban Gorilla
TEMPA 097D
02 Mar 15
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Urban Gorilla (feat Juiceman) - (4:12) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Expansion - (5:06) 93 BPM
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Technoid - (4:12) 140 BPM
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Review: Tempa regular J Kenzo is a hard man to keep up with, so prolific is the bass-driven producer at issuing forth his sharply produced grime, dubstep and UK Funky. He's back on his usual stomping ground with this latest stepper and it packs all the cool and deadly wares you want for that moody, early part of the night. Juiceman is in killer form on "Urban Gorilla", sitting comfortably on top of Kenzo's atmospheric beat with a poised vocal delivery. "Expansion" finds Kenzo drifting into synth heavy 130 territory without losing that sense of space so key to his productions, before "Technoid" ramps up the pressure with a powerful synth hit that could just easily sit in a dub techno jam.
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Shaker/Elevate
UA 015
29 Jan 16
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Shaker - (5:33) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Seven/Joe Raygun - "Elevate" - (5:09) 140 BPM
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Review: It's been a while since Uprise chief Seven delivered some of his own special brews, having chiselled his platform's focus almost exclusively on the new talent such as Juss B, LSN and Indiji. While he appeared on the forward-thinking "7 Days" EP, this is his first full EP in a while. And it's working in all directions: "Shaker" is all about the loose funk, steel shaking sub drama and gangster clicks / claps. Further in we hit "Elevate", an Raygun-fronted piece where Seven lays down a crisp alien groove with more than enough space for Joe to deliver a savage sermon.
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Hunted
TEMPA 060DIGI
07 Nov 11
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SP:MC & Lx One - "Hunted" - (4:59) 142 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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SP:MC - "Oh My Gosh" - (5:23) 144 BPM
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Review: Making his debut on Tempa, multi talented MC, producer and one third of the Code 3 collective, SP:MC steps up with a couple of killer cuts on the legendary London imprint. "Oh My Gosh" is a slow paced, super sleuth of a track with low slung, undulating bassline, gently hissing hi-hats and clipped breaks with a retro edge. It harks back to the early days of dubstep, with a hint of Benga in there. Title track "Hunted" is another gnarly cut, with gritty, warping b-line, paranoid SFX adding further menace to the already darkened soundscape. Well worth checking!
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Set It Straight
ACRE 060
26 Feb 16
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Set It Straight - (2:53) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Solid Gold Telephone - (3:42) 141 BPM
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Played by: 6Blocc, Feonix
Review: The bulk of Commodo's output has come on Mala's ever-impressive Deep Medi Muzik, but the arts has also branched out to other UK stables, and this latest release on Black Acre seems both perfectly apt in terms of style and sound, but also masterfully timed for both the producer and the label. "Set It Straight" is more grime monster than bass mutant, a grizzly track that spits vocals from all angles above a rugged beat groove and distorted low tones; "Solid Gold Telephone" takes a similar stance, but goes deeper and strips the vocals by replacing them with even more stuttering percussion rhythms. Solid gear here, cop it.
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FKOFd023
FKOFD 023
05 Oct 15
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Powernap - (5:44) 140 BPM
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Cupol - (4:47) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Murky - (4:24) 140 BPM
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Rhino Clash - (6:06) 140 BPM
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Review: Fatkidonfire have been known to pull a few new artists out the woodwork, and the finger always seems to be stuck to the pulse with these guys. This times it's Moonstones who makes his debut, and he does so with four broken pieces of bass swagger. "Powernap" is a low-swinging bundle of Percussion scatter and minimal bass, but "Cupol" is bouncier and generally more moody in life. "Murky" is a grainy, lamenting grime hybrid, while "Rhino Clash" steals the spotlight with its steeping beats, hissing back room sonics and digi dancehall bass aesthetics.
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Hard
SBOY 026
07 Mar 14
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Hard - (3:43) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Hard (Caspa & The Others Police Takeover remix) - (5:05) 140 BPM
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Abattoir
MEDI 083
03 Feb 15
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Abattoir - (5:05) 67 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Over Deh So - (5:09) 138 BPM
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Review: Some hot new bass pressure from Kahn on Deep Medi Music which arrives swiftly after Mala's label issued those crucial Gorgon Sound refixes of his 2012 dancefloor killer Dread. Naturally the hood popping riddims are in full effect from the Young Echo member. After a climatic, horn heavy, mutant ragga intro, "Abattoir" drops into monophonic bass roll of drums accompanied by science fiction atmospheres and skittering drums. "Over Deh So" is a more liquid in its groove, providing a fitting alternative, with pulsing, dubbed-out synths exchanging progressions with sinister cathedral tones for a track you could imagine lifting the roof off a rave held by a secret occult of Gregorian monks.
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Peace, Love & Music
AIRMILES 002
25 Sep 15
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Gotta Do (introduction) - (1:37) 80 BPM
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London To LA (feat Ash Riser) - (4:00) 78 BPM
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Yea Yea (Transkit) - (1:04) 148 BPM
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Denver (feat Submission) - (3:37) 150 BPM
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Walk & Skank (Transkit - Radio) - (0:52) 118 BPM
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Global Dance (feat Flowdan & Mungo's Hifi) - (2:57) 150 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Find You (feat Nonku Phiri) - (3:19) 135 BPM
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Black Bird (feat Joel Culpepper) - (2:41) 86 BPM
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Malasimbo (feat Hilarius Dauag) - (3:13) 110 BPM
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Shanghai - (3:40) 78 BPM
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Tokyo - (3:32) 140 BPM
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Loving (feat Joel Culpepper & Terri Walker - Transkit) - (1:03) 140 BPM
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Elevator (feat TC) - (3:41) 85 BPM
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Smoke Break (feat Guerilla Speakerz) - (2:05) 136 BPM
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Mad Ting (feat JME) - (3:46) 80 BPM
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Sing Like You're Winning (feat Jay Wilcox & Terri Walker - Outro) - (5:05) 80 BPM
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Review: Bass badboy Swindle rocks his way back onto the Butterz catalogue, a label he hadn't visited ever since his first releases four years back, after numerous outing on the mighty Deep Medi Musik and Planet Mu, among others. Peace, Love & Music is his first full-length work, and it's also the most diverse piece of music that he's put out so far. The opener "Gotta Do" is a true introduction of his skills, where strange instrumentation travels beneath radio edits calling his name, but every other track on here contains a wide range of sounds and influences, from jazz to R&B and even drum & bass, all coated in a familiar layer of bass to comfort the corner dwellers. It's a smacker, check it!
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Kahn EP
BLACKBOX 032
08 Apr 13
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Prophet (feat Rider Shafique) - (4:34)
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Badman City (feat Flowdan) - (4:13) 138 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Snake Eyes (feat Jabu) - (3:47)
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Cover Me - (2:22) 146 BPM
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No More - (2:16)
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Review: Chameleonic Bristolian Kahn continues his peerless run of releases with a killer self-titled release for the Blackbox label that's filed alongside his Deep Medi and Hotline transmissions in our affections. The immediate standout track is undoubtedly "Badman City" which features the incomparable vocals of Flowdan, the Bug collaborator who was sampled on Kahn & Neek's superb "Percy". Whilst Flowdan's delivery on that Bandulu cut was lifted roughly from his barrelling live MCing, here he's in notably more menacing form. Rider Shafique and fellow Young Echo acolyte Jabu also provide vocals with the latter's delivery on "Snake Eyes" sounding somewhat akin to Tricky aping Mike Skinner. A bold release from one of the UK's most impressive talents.
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Black Box Presents Transmissions Vol 2
BOXVA 001
06 Aug 12
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Data - "Fall Of Phaeton" - (5:11)
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TMSV - "Myth" - (4:57) 140 BPM
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LAS - "Power Surge" (Desto remix) - (5:03) 140 BPM
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Truth - "Birds" - (5:01) 140 BPM
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DJ Madd - "Kyoto Station" - (5:18)
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LAS - "Memories" - (4:24) 142 BPM
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Biome - "Space" - (5:36) 140 BPM
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Commodo & Lurka - "Gassin" - (5:15) 140 BPM
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Kahn - "Way Mi Defend" - (4:59) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Killawatt - "Sidewinder" (Ipman remix) - (5:54) 140 BPM
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DJ Madd & TMSV - "Difference" (J:Kenzo remix) - (4:39) 140 BPM
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Headhunter - "Projector" - (3:54) 140 BPM
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Kryptic Minds - "The Fifth" - (6:08) 140 BPM
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