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The Rumble
MOS 362EP
25 Nov 16
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The Rumble (Toddla T remix) - (2:58) 95 BPM
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The Rumble (DJ Hype & Annix remix) - (3:23) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Rumble (Scarface Riddim) - (3:25) 133 BPM
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Review: "The Rumble" saw a return to form from garage legend MJ Cole, alongside AJ Tracey, but the 892 label have decided that it wasn't enough; the show must go on, and there must be something extra special to sweeten the deal even more. Luckily, these guys think on their feet and have recruited the very best across the bass game; first up, Sheffield bass pioneer Toddla T twists the tune up with a selection of jungle breaks and ominous grime sonics - it's second nature to this dude - and this is followed by an absolute jump-up frenzy from the legendary DJ Hype and newcomer Annix, a high-speed d&b stepper for the next decade. Last but certainly not least, Scarface heads back to the garage rave by offering something of stop-start, shuffle-house monster, the sort of tune that could only be conceived in the UK.
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KXVU Presents
STPT 017
03 Nov 16
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Aerotonin - "Faced" - (4:51) 142 BPM
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Bushbaby - "Hood Antics" - (4:10) 67 BPM
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Drax - "Nothin 2 Say" - (3:42) 93 BPM
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Eclypse - "Zodiac" - (4:44) 140 BPM
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KXVU - "Bedlam" - (4:43) 140 BPM
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Neffa T - "Kunimitsu" - (3:15) 140 BPM
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Noble - "Smash & Grab (VIP)" - (4:41) 140 BPM
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Pavv - "Stomp" - (4:25) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rapture 4D & Polonis - "Cruise" - (3:39) 141 BPM
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Riknor - "Yeah (JFO VIP)" - (3:08) 140 BPM
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Scullious - "What She Wants" - (6:03) 132 BPM
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Tengu & Mofaux - "Can't Dance" - (4:18) 126 BPM
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Played by: KXVU, Daffy, Mr LA, James Mannion
Review: The mighty Southpoint label is in pretty deep with this leviathan of a compilation, a mammoth-sized dubstep showdown spanning twelve heavy, sweltering slices of low frequency. They got their whole crew in line with this one, from the sleek, speed garage of Aerotonin, to Drax's pseudo grime, KXVU's alien-like take on dubstep, Pavv's murk-bass house beats, through to the hybrid beats and breaks of Scullious' experimental shade of dubstep. KILLAH.
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Topper Top
MEDI 095
30 Sep 16
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Topper Top (feat Teddy Bruckshot/Lady Chann & Killa P) - (3:20) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Topper Top (instrumental) - (3:18) 140 BPM
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Tekkers - (3:15) 140 BPM
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Backlash EP
SUBALT 011
04 Nov 16
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Backlash - (4:09) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Trust Inc. - (4:19) 140 BPM
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Opium Riddim - (4:47) 140 BPM
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Review: Ago's been delivering some seriously deep and mystical dubstep vibes as of late, never shy to drop in some killer bass, though, so be warned. "Backlash" is a perfect example of that, a slow and calibrated tune, on first appearance, that unleashes a noxious level of low frequencies after its first drop, and if it wasn't for the stepping, rhythmical groove of "Trust Inc", we would also put it in that category. "Opium Riddim", on the other hand, is murky, swamped-out and subdued by a warm coating of subbass, a layer of sound that contains the sporadic percussion in place. Recommended!
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We Are The Halluci Nation
361459 9668670
16 Sep 16
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We Are The Halluci Nation (feat John Trudell/Northern Voice) - (2:44) 136 BPM
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RED (feat Yasiin Bey/Narcy/Black Bear) - (3:29) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Virus (feat Saul Williams/Black Bear) - (3:50) 137 BPM
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Before (feat Joseph Boyden) - (1:50) 160 BPM
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Sila (feat Tanya Tagaq) - (3:08) 130 BPM
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The Light (feat Lido Pimienta) - (4:11) 57 BPM
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Maima Koopi (feat Oka Chippewa Travellers) - (4:14) 140 BPM
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JHD (feat Junior Ottawa) - (3:38) 108 BPM
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Eanan (feat Maxida Marak) - (2:41) 79 BPM
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The Muse (feat Jennifer Kreisberg) - (4:37) 148 BPM
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Indian City (feat Northern Voice) - (3:37) 78 BPM
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How I Feel (feat Leonard Sumner/Shad/Northern Voice) - (4:21) 82 BPM
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For You (feat Lido Pimienta - The Light Pt 2) - (3:43) 86 BPM
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ALie Nation (feat John Trudell/Lido Pimienta/Tanya Tagaq/Northern Voice) - (2:03) 78 BPM
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Soon (feat Joseph Boyden) - (2:02) 159 BPM
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Soloist EP
UD 006
18 Nov 16
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Soloist - (6:10) 93 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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OPB - (5:36) 93 BPM
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Tapija - (6:03) 140 BPM
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Consonant - (4:34) 140 BPM
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OPB (Nurve remix) - (3:53) 140 BPM
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Played by: Caski
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Dub Mentalist
MSLP 006
11 Nov 16
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Mentalist - (4:29) 140 BPM
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Build Fire (feat Jay Spaker) - (4:44) 140 BPM
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Vengance - (4:03) 81 BPM
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Raggamuffin Souljah (feat Echo Ranks) - (4:13) 142 BPM
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Zen Dub - (4:54) 140 BPM
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Back Off (feat Solo Banton) - (4:09) 138 BPM
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Desert Flower (feat Violinbwoy) - (5:12) 138 BPM
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Move Along (feat Earl 16) - (5:02) 140 BPM
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Empire Dub - (5:07) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Halfmoon Dub - (3:38) 83 BPM
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Seagulls
CHST 040
18 Nov 16
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Seagulls - (4:22) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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French Toasty - (3:27) 102 BPM
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Played by: Zecher
Review: Apparently, this EP is hot property around the dubstep circles; word on the street is that these two slammers have been in-demand for a while, but only available as dubs until now. Sleeper's output is always top notch but, we have to say, these new late-night bruisers are among his very best, and worthy of some true head-nodding. "Seagulls" has got all the right elements for a raucous showdown: a gratuitous amount of low frequencies, a wailing, foreboding texture, and that classic dubstep snare-attack. "French Toasty" is no less powerful in its delivery and, in fact, the bass on this monster is even more poignant, and it's easy to why these two tunes are just so sought-after. Go forth and destroy.
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Acne Downs
DURK 014
25 Nov 16
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Acne Downs - (4:27) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Acne Downs (Caski remix) - (4:59) 130 BPM
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Big Bad Wolf - (4:22) 134 BPM
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Review: It hasn't exactly taken Otik a very long time to build up an impressive catalogue of warped bass tunes and, thanks to releases for the likes of Infinite Machine and Tessier-Ashpool, the producer is now a string contender among the very best in the low-frequency game. "Acne Downs" starts off this new EP for Durkle Disco, and it's a mix of the best elements from the broken beat and garage subgenres, leaving Caski's remix to dub the mix down into outer space. "Big Bad Wolf" is a grime stepper in all senses of the phrase, a murky, curbside killer backed by some menacing London-style vocal slayings.
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It Wasn't You
MEDI 096
11 Nov 16
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It Wasn't You - (5:33) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jah Man - (4:39) 140 BPM
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Computer Sound - (4:35) 140 BPM
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Review: London-based dubstep wizard Silkie has been on the front lines of Deep Medi Muzik's output for almost ten years now, and it's safe to say that the producer is now a veteran of the scene; his deep, cerebral take on the genre has always been a breath of fresh air to London's musical tradition, and U.K. dance music on the whole. He returns to his roots with this new three-tracker, spear-headed by the mean lean of "It Wasn't You", a tune so cold and merciless in its approach that it sounds more like a military march. "Jah Man" inevitably brings the dubwise vibes to the plate, and "Computer World" delivers some fine digital ammo. Fire!
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Live & Direct
RINSECD 036D
25 Nov 16
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Intro - (3:17) 138 BPM
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Panasonic - (2:49) 138 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Welcome To England (feat Solo 45) - (3:57) 140 BPM
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Keepin' It Real (feat Stormzy) - (3:44) 140 BPM
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Mans Involved (feat Blacks, Little Dee, Jendor & Ruger) - (4:09) 105 BPM
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Contagious (feat Rubylee) - (3:42) 140 BPM
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Carter - (0:45) 140 BPM
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Don't Holla At Me (feat Splurgeboys) - (3:26) 135 BPM
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Fake Fans - (3:08) 135 BPM
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Conspiracy Don - (3:29) 140 BPM
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Gunfingers (feat JME & Wiley) - (2:48) 140 BPM
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Lyrics & Flows - (3:14) 140 BPM
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Take Over (feat NY) - (4:09) 140 BPM
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The Credits - (5:50) 86 BPM
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10/10 - (4:21) 143 BPM
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Review: Badman Paris Williams AKA P Money had left things unfinished with London's Rinse imprint. The grime / UK hip-hop vocalist hadn't dropped an LP on the label until now, and it was about time we got a bit of extended airtime from the talented rapper. A good fifteen tunes of pure street-side wisdom should be enough to satisfy both the artist's biggest fans, and the most critical of hip-hop enthusiasts, and the man certainly delivers. It isn't all ferocious bars either, there's plenty of deeper, more soulful moments on here, which makes for a true album, not just a collection of rudeboy riddims. Fear not, though, there's plenty of fire and bass in here for you to skank out in the dance. Big up.
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Battlefield/Zbantu Shake
ARTKL 025
14 Oct 16
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Battlefield - (5:42) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Zbantu Shake - (4:11) 142 BPM
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Review: Hello is the serious burns unit? Yes it's Juno Records here, we've been in direct contact with J Kenzo's latest Artikal release and have lost several layers of skin. Get an ambulance right away you say? Just after we've listened to this a few more times! "Battlefield" twitches a ruddy sub that bounces around beneath big system horns and a strident energetic drum groove. "Zbantu Shake" is a much more stripped back stepper that's all wooden kicks, trippy flute flurries and ladles of thick treacle subs. Soundboy killing material.
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Haul & Pull Up Vol 1
RAR 001
25 Nov 16
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Copper And Lead (feat Riko Dan) - (3:42) 141 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Blurred Vision - (4:52) 62 BPM
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Killer (feat Warrior Queen) - (3:13) 116 BPM
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Siren Riddim - (3:16) 138 BPM
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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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!! DUB !! DUB !! DUB !!
ELA 090
18 Jul 16
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ZionTrain - "Money" (feat Daman - Numa Crew remix) - (5:08) 70 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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DeDUBros & Dennis Bovell - "Murderah" - (3:20) 61 BPM
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Pablo Raster - "Fight Against" (feat Antz oni Rubio) - (3:21) 73 BPM
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The Dubsync - "Nuf A Dem" (feat KG Man - Lapo remix) - (4:45) 70 BPM
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Antiplastic - "Bow" (feat Blitz) - (3:28) 75 BPM
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Insintesi - "Levy Dub" - (4:24) 75 BPM
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Almamegretta - "Just Say Who" (feat Horace Andy - Gaudi remix) - (6:16) 75 BPM
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DeDuBros - "DeDuBros Meet Lee Jaffe_session 3#" - (4:39) 82 BPM
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The Natural Dub Cluster - "Echoes In The Ground Rmx" (Victor Rice remix) - (3:07) 77 BPM
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Almamegretta - "Not In My Name" (Deleted Soul remix) - (4:24) 100 BPM
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The Natural Dub Cluster - "Bassalt" (Paolo Baldini remix) - (4:35) 80 BPM
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Antiplastic - "The Weather Space" - (4:25) 70 BPM
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Project Allout Records Volume 1
PARCOMP 001
18 Jul 16
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AT - "Raw" - (3:15) 140 BPM
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Adam Mac - "Cold Side" - (3:31) 141 BPM
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Blantant & Conman - "Serenity" - (3:35) 141 BPM
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Coco - "Novotel" - (3:30) 140 BPM
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Craig G - "Diamond Rings Remix" - (4:36) 135 BPM
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Deadbeat UK - "Deep" - (4:58) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dr Cryptic - "Comin On Strong" - (5:38) 141 BPM
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Ethan Ryan - "P.I.F" - (3:24) 120 BPM
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Hoax Beats - "Protein" - (4:49) 140 BPM
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J69 - "Twist" - (4:18) 128 BPM
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Juzlo - "Likkle Vibez" - (4:13) 129 BPM
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Malicious Dubz - "No Name" - (5:01) 140 BPM
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Malicious Dubz - "Reprise" - (4:54) 140 BPM
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Moony - "Harsh" - (4:49) 134 BPM
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Mr Dubz - "Fortress And Castle" - (4:20) 140 BPM
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Nomis - "Wheres The Party At" - (3:42) 140 BPM
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RSK - "Sway" - (6:50) 140 BPM
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Scruloose - "Before" - (3:15) 140 BPM
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Singletown - "Course 2" - (4:39) 132 BPM
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Sir Pixalot - "Vim" - (3:18) 138 BPM
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Trends - "The Message" - (4:37) 140 BPM
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Review: Bristol's bass supremacy is under threat from Sheffield's formidable Project Allout, who have literally gone all out by rounding up 21 heavyweight jams to prove it. With such heavy ammo who is foolish enough to try and resist? Not us, and if we really had to pick, some of our favourites would be Adam Mac's doomy, empty rainy street vibes on the haunting "Cold Side", the accelerated, pinged up, soulful 4 x 4 banger "Deep" by Deadbeat UK and the percussive dancehall infused synth bass monster, "Likkie Vibez" by Juzlo. The Allout revolution, don't fight it, feel it!
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Strip Again
877026
28 Oct 16
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Strip Again - (5:22) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Strip Again (Murder He Wrote remix) - (4:12) 126 BPM
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Review: Young H rushes through the place like a man on a mission, and 877 Records is there to contain the hazardous levels of low frequencie that this man is capable of whipping up. "Strip Again" is the tune, and Dread MC is the man to guide its hybrid framework with some utter vocal truth; pulling in all sorts of influences, from jungle to grime, and even old-school acid house, this is a tune capable of satisfying even the most demanding of bass junkie - those rave stabs! There's a remix from Murder He Wrote off the back of it, and the man manages to twist up the groove good and proper, injecting a fine level of garage power to an already blasting piece of UK dance music. TIP!
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FKOFd030
FKOFD 030
03 Oct 16
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D-Operation Drop - "Fear Spud" - (3:29) 140 BPM
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Iskeletor - "Charizard" - (3:11) 87 BPM
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Saule - "S.90" - (4:43) 140 BPM
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Bukez Finezt - "False Friends" - (5:20) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: New artillery of dubstep swelters from the on-fire FatKidOnFire imprint - yessir! Militant bass vibes and deathly percussive stabs all-round with this new four-way compilation from a bunch of newcomers, and it's all very much in the typical spirit of the label. "Fear Spud" by D-Operation Drop is like a war march guided by a band of low frequencies, Iskeletor's "Charizard" is a wild, venomous slice of neuro-funk with a broken beat, while "S.90" by Saule is a more typical dubstep anthem a-la DMZ, and Bukez Finezt goes more acoustic with his harmonious bass experiment tagged "False Friends". Bad.
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Bongo (Remixes)
505496 0147867
17 Oct 16
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Bongo - (3:51) 135 BPM
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Bongo (Hi5Ghost remix) - (4:25) 140 BPM
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Bongo (Kahn & Neek remix) - (3:40) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Bongo (Impey's Text 66668 Bar remix) - (3:49) 67 BPM
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Review: Daryl Nurse aka Youngster is not cite often enough when we talk about grime, dubstep, and the evolution of both these genres. But, the UK bass scientist is very much up there on our list, and we're big into his sound from the early 2000's. Out on White Peach this week is a reissue of his '02 bombshell "Bongo", a raw and minimalistic bass stepper with a wild set of cowbells, stop-start rhythms and a nasty, unforgiving bassline for the heads. That's not all, though; there's three remixes to sink your teeth into: Hi5Ghost chucks in an added layer of slicing percussion sounds for total damage, Deep Medi associates Kahn & Neek slow the whole groove down to their singular, cerebral levels, and Impey drops his broken gunshot riddim version, aptly called the 66668 Bar remix. Fire!
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Dynamis
TECCD 022
21 Oct 16
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Instruction To Survive - (3:58) 110 BPM
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Kingdoms Fall - (4:05) 125 BPM
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Badman (feat Killa P) - (3:54) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Collide - (4:10) 140 BPM
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Paradigm - (4:29) 85 BPM
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Sink Or Swim - (4:21) 100 BPM
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Fear Change - (4:07) 140 BPM
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Betrayal (feat Beezy) - (2:07) 140 BPM
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Unite - (3:58) 140 BPM
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Serpent - (2:08) 160 BPM
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Fiya - (4:30) 160 BPM
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Talk To Me - (4:28) 160 BPM
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Review: When it comes to dubstep and its pioneers, people always drop the same names: Mala, Skream, Youngsta etc etc. But, there's another name that has been around since the FWD golden days. That name is Distance. Like many others who were involved in the scene's foundations, Distance has preferred to remain in the shadows, away from DJ booths, and firmly on his mixing board in the studio. If we're talking labels, he'd done 'em all - Hotflush, Planet Mu...the list goes on. Pinch's Tectonic feels like the perfect place to drop his new LP, especially because it strays way beyond the usual confinements of dubstep, and into whole new categories. From juke to bassline, and even techno, Dynamis is an album for lovers of the bass form. If that's your kink, this piece of work has got all the ingredients to satisfy your every need. Twisted basslines, haphazard beat flexes, and even some mashup lyricism. Sink your teeth, innit.
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UKF Dubstep 2016
UKF 021DD
02 Dec 16
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Flux Pavilion & Matthew Koma - "Emotional" (Virtual Riot remix) - (4:28) 150 BPM
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Feed Me - "Red Clouds/Serious Ting" - (4:50) 150 BPM
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Eptic - "Nightshade" - (2:30) 150 BPM
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Myro - "Playa" - (4:05) 140 BPM
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Cookie Monsta - "Soundboy" - (3:08) 145 BPM
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Joker - "Tron" (Shm remix) - (5:04) 140 BPM
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Noisia - "Voodoo" - (3:15) 140 BPM
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Siskiyou - "Power Glove" - (3:29) 140 BPM
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The Others - "Lions & Tigers & Snares" - (4:31) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Foreign Beggars X Asa X Sorrow - "The Bits" - (3:27) 140 BPM
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The Greys & Archie Cane - "U" (Ganja White Night remix) - (3:46) 140 BPM
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Dodge & Fuski - "Your Love" (Myro remix) - (5:12) 140 BPM
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Bare Noize & AFK - "Elemental" (feat Anna Yvette) - (4:04) 150 BPM
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Koven - "Telling Me" - (4:52) 150 BPM
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Panda Eyes - "Lightbreaker" - (5:20) 150 BPM
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Flux Pavilion & Snails - "Cannonball" - (2:27) 140 BPM
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Fox Stevenson - "Rocket" - (4:03) 150 BPM
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Datsik - "Let 'em Know" (feat Armanni Reign) - (3:38) 150 BPM
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Virtual Riot & FuntCase - "Borg" - (4:25) 150 BPM
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Doctor P - "Take Me Away" - (4:29) 140 BPM
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Spag Heddy - "Oh My!" - (3:23) 145 BPM
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Jauz & Megalodon - "Shark Attack" (Megalodon VIP) - (4:28) 145 BPM
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Various - "UKF Dubstep 2016" (continuous mix) - (1:15:48) 150 BPM
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Warrior EP (Explicit)
IAG 002
03 Nov 16
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Right Now (feat Shemzy) - (3:15) 140 BPM
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It's A London Thing (feat Scott Garcia) - (3:25) 142 BPM
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What's Man Saying? (feat P Money) - (4:37) 140 BPM
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Warrior - (2:47) 143 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Danger - (4:12) 140 BPM
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Played by: DJ Cable, Terror Danjah
Review: Jumping between Local Action and the present I Am Grime label, UK bass don Jammz has no problem in converting the finest of dance floor killers; in fact, it sounds like this guy produces tunes in his sleep. This five-tracker is him all over, a masterful blend of UK hip-hop and shady grime instrumentals that are so London it almost hurts. "Right Now" has Shemzy spittin' the vocal truth with pace and might, while Scott Garcia features on the more classic sounding "It's A London Thing". Badman, P Money, flips out good and proper over the solemn acoustics of "What's Man Saying?", and then there's two heavy instrumental cuts from Jammz alone - man riding shotgun on his own tracks.
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The Vision
LCTRAX 016
04 Nov 16
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DT Dutty - (3:49) 140 BPM
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Leng - (4:45) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mist - (3:53) 140 BPM
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God - (3:17) 140 BPM
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Gone Mad - (3:49) 120 BPM
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Gainz - (3:22) 140 BPM
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Myth - (3:40) 140 BPM
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Moving - (2:18) 140 BPM
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Dun Know - (2:11) 135 BPM
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Blockz - (3:08) 140 BPM
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These Guys - (3:10) 140 BPM
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Ainat Gonna Do - (4:12) 140 BPM
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Skeng - (2:58) 140 BPM
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Never Cared - (4:23) 91 BPM
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Leng VIP - (4:46) 140 BPM
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Played by: J.G
Review: Visionary business: south coast beat-carver Blay has been developing a serious rep for ice-cold grime instrumentals in the last few minutes. Levelling up with this debut album, the whole set is a cinematic prowl through the darkest corners of the future. The creeped-out harmonics and industrial snare shots of "Leng", the thundering bass punches and weeping sci-fi synths of "These Guys", the sense-blurring bass fluctuations and trappy hook of "Ainat Gonna Do", the laser-firing sharpness of "Dun Know" and stacks more shadowy vibes flow with energy, clarity and confidence. Blay's on a mission right here.
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Alligator
HENCH 062DA
21 Nov 16
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Jack In The Pack - (4:00) 140 BPM
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Taking It Back Some - (3:41) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Alligator - (4:09) 140 BPM
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Wobble On - (4:20) 140 BPM
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All About This Ting - (5:07) 140 BPM
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Played by: Star Eyes
Review: As the moniker suggests, Stenchman certainly leaves a trail wherever he goes, and his particular strain has caught the attention of the mighty Hench label, now a home to some of the most exciting new bass concoctions available on the download. The producer's style is wild and diverse, spanning different styles and taking in different influences; from the rough, fuzzy bass stabs of "Taking It Back Some", to the jungle-leaning "Alligator", or the dreary-eyed harmonies of "All About This Ting", Stenchman leaves a powerful impression, paves the way for more glorious Hench showdowns.
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Wispelturig/What I Want
DSR 018
21 Nov 16
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Wispelturig - (5:06) 140 BPM
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What I Want - (5:08) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Frenk Dublin is back on his native Dubstep Rotterdam, carrying with his a pair of deep, wondrous sound sketches that manage to blend the best of dubstep and, very appropriately, some puristic dub in the same vein as artists like Rhythm & Sound. In fact, both "Wispelturig" and "What I Want" are more on the futuristic roots side of them game, rather than anything dubstep-related; the echoes are out in full effect - literally - the beats are broken, and the textures very much heartical in their approach. There's even a little bit of a step to these grooves, and they wouldn't sound out of place in some dark corner of a Jah Shaka set.
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Deep Dark & Dangerous Vol 1
DDDC 01
29 Jul 16
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Enochi - "Nefarious" - (3:12) 140 BPM
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Abstrakt Sonance - "Circuit" - (5:01) 93 BPM
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Arkwright - "Icycole" - (7:27) 140 BPM
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Dark Harmonics - "Fire Hat" - (5:01) 140 BPM
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Distinct Motive - "40hz" - (4:06) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Bisweed - "Screaming Target" - (6:06) 142 BPM
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Kloudmen - "Mustang" - (4:35) 140 BPM
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Truth - "Militant Sound" - (3:50) 140 BPM
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Sepia - "Flex" - (4:36) 140 BPM
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DMVU - "Shit Witches" - (4:30) 140 BPM
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Headland - "Fever" - (4:02) 142 BPM
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Akcept - "Gacrux" - (5:12) 105 BPM
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Split Minds/Redshift
TEMPA 111D
14 Oct 16
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Split Minds - (4:42) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Redshift - (4:13) 140 BPM
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Review: Scene sergeant Youngsta returns with his first full release in years. Tag-teaming with rising producer Cimm, the vibe is deep, roomy and constructed with a stately, unhurried alien funk. Every element considered and fine-tuned both tracks take us deep into a meditative mindset without ever pressing the snooze button: "Split Minds" rolls with bass tones so warm they almost bounce while "Redshift" takes us into an even dubbier pasture with some great attention paid to the sporadic rhythm elements. Beautiful.
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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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Faze Miyake
RINSECD 033D1
02 Oct 15
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The Nest (feat Little Simz) - (3:42) 140 BPM
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Burciaga - (3:41) 140 BPM
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Ice Cold (feat Inga Copeland) - (3:46) 138 BPM
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Ocean Drive - (3:45) 140 BPM
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Below Me (feat Sasha Go Hard) - (3:11) 140 BPM
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Firefly - (4:03) 144 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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None Of That Stuff (feat Family Tree) - (4:13) 140 BPM
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Fusion - (3:48) 144 BPM
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Snow Leopard - (3:43) 140 BPM
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What U Say (feat Izzy Brooks) - (3:43) 140 BPM
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Yung Sneyga - (4:10) 140 BPM
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Silver (feat Venom Shi) - (3:42) 140 BPM
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Boost - (4:23) 140 BPM
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Review: Faze Miyake has been blowing our speakers out with his Rinse residency, and his releases on Woofer Music haven't been half-bad either! However, he lands on the Rinse label with a special appearance, his first LP composed solely of his own productions. Much like the music that he plays on his radio time, his self-titled debut album is made up of UK grime hybrids, a selection of thirteen tunes that span every corner of the grim game, backed by a few special vocal appearances from the likes of Little Simz, Inga Copeland, and Izzy Brooks, along with others. Fire.
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Metaphysics
UA 021
16 Sep 16
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Metaphysics - (5:32) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Crossbreed - (5:01) 140 BPM
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Shadows - (5:29) 141 BPM
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Lazy Days - (5:29) 140 BPM
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Review: Heads roll out. Spec returns to Uprise with four more disarming deep dub jams. Taking off where his "Titan" EP left us last year, his attention to space and pace is second to none. "Metaphysics" teases with soft focus strings and an abyssal bass groove, "Crossbreed" takes a trappy sound for the topline and wraps it round his ocean liner-sized dubstep halftime swing, "Shadows" takes us right back to the dungeons with its warped pads, croaky bass and heavily reverbed riff, finally "Lazy Days" reveals Spec's funkier side with a more complex drum arrangement, softer synth textures and cool vocal elements deep in the mix. High Spec business through and through.
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Kalawanji
MEDI 01
09 Oct 06
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Kalawanji (feat Cessman) - (5:16) 142 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Surgery - (4:38) 142 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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Hydro EP
MUD 037
02 Dec 16
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Hydro - (4:41) 93 BPM
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Gambit - (5:08) 140 BPM
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Terraform - (5:05) 140 BPM
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Soothsayer - (6:03) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Oh my, the ghostly Macabre Unit have recruited Tony Rocky Horror to deliver some eerie, left-of-field, dubstep excursions of the most foreboding calibre. The lead tune "Hydro" really is one hell of a smokin' joint, built with a hazy collection of sounds, and composed of grungy, twisted beats that lift off into outer space, and with absolutely no care for good manners or traditional arrangements. But, that's not all, because you got "Gambit", "Terraform", and "Soothsayer" to add yet more sci-fi dub to the framework. This should help you make your set stand out from the crowd, so go forth and bang this gear out. Big, bad, and recommended.
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Circus Three (Presented By Doctor P And Flux Pavilion) (Explicit)
CIRCLP 010
18 Nov 16
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Flux Pavilion - "Locked In" (feat Flowdan) - (3:55) 80 BPM
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Doctor P - "Rekt Together/Every Single Night" - (3:32) 150 BPM
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FuntCase - "Let's Do It" - (4:38) 140 BPM
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Cookie Monsta - "Ruff" (feat Tima Dee) - (3:28) 150 BPM
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Diskord - "Throw Ya Hands" - (3:27) 150 BPM
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Flux Pavilion - "International Anthem" (feat Doctor) - (3:56) 150 BPM
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Franky Nuts - "Whiplash" - (2:58) 150 BPM
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Flux Pavilion - "Emotional" (Virtual Riot remix) - (4:28) 150 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Doctor P - "The Pit" (feat Method Man) - (3:39) 88 BPM
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FuntCase - "Scary Yikes Grrz" - (4:08) 145 BPM
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Flux Pavilion - "Let's Get It" - (3:16) 150 BPM
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Standard&Push - "Wonderland" (feat Rebecca Devereux) - (3:40) 82 BPM
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Cookie Monsta - "THEM" - (3:31) 150 BPM
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CRaymak - "Tesseract" - (3:27) 81 BPM
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Flux Pavilion - "Feel Your Love" (feat Jamie Lewis) - (3:45) 150 BPM
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Doctor P - "Party Drink Smoke" - (3:43) 150 BPM
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Cookie Monsta - "Soundboy" - (3:08) 145 BPM
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Mark The Beast - "In Love With The Devil" (feat Seids) - (3:33) 140 BPM
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Standard&Push - "Never Give" - (4:04) 150 BPM
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Dr Meaker - "Wanna Feel Love" (CRaymak remix feat Yolanda) - (5:04) 150 BPM
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Flux Pavilion - "Exostomp/Jump Up High" (DISKORD remix) - (3:38) 80 BPM
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Pex L - "Alive" - (4:08) 128 BPM
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Doctor P - "Hard As Fuck" - (3:38) 150 BPM
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IYFFE - "Big Time Player" - (2:46) 90 BPM
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Cyran - "Bass Machine" - (3:36) 110 BPM
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Big Voyage - "Effort" - (4:58) 140 BPM
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Outrun - "Time" - (4:25) 86 BPM
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Kaos - "Indigo" - (3:19) 104 BPM
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Cyran - "Just Like You" - (4:29) 100 BPM
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Diskord - "Last Time" - (4:30) 124 BPM
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Life Cycle
PRD 012
18 Nov 16
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Life Cycle - (6:06) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Life Cycle (Quantum Soul remix) - (6:04) 140 BPM
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Review: The Pressed imprint is fast making a name for itself by recruiting some top talent across the bass game. For this week's showdown, the label has recruited Medison & Ruckspin, two producers who like to do way down low when it comes to bass frequencies and percussive rolls; the lead tune "Lead Cycle" is a sombre work of beauty, a mid-tempo dubstep sweller guided by Rider Shafique's hip-hop sensibility. Quantum Soul provides the remix, and the spoken word is stretched out, stripped down and liquified amid the harsher beats that dominate the arrangement. Top marks.
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Generation Next Vol 2
RTA 014
06 Nov 16
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2be - "Silence" - (5:36) 140 BPM
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A Grade - "Black Hole" - (3:35) 140 BPM
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Alert - "Former Party Animal" - (5:08) 140 BPM
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Annias - "Mystic Dub" - (4:18) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Arrange - "A Lasting Memory" - (3:07) 159 BPM
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Benny Fishel - "Nightlife" - (5:18) 140 BPM
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Breez - "Fright's Steps" - (6:24) 140 BPM
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Capcha - "Nemesis" - (4:15) 140 BPM
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Dalek One - "Agitated" - (4:54) 140 BPM
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Dubbacle - "Daily Grind" - (4:32) 140 BPM
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Durandal - "Rat Race" - (4:48) 140 BPM
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Epith3t - "Passions" - (6:00) 140 BPM
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Ether - "Decode" - (5:06) 138 BPM
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Forslab - "Old Nord" - (6:44) 140 BPM
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Hunter Reed - "Walk Home" - (5:05) 140 BPM
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Indaya - "Serafin" - (3:46) 140 BPM
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KMCD - "Shelltoez" - (4:50) 140 BPM
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Kinetic Eon - "300 Years" - (4:41) 140 BPM
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Kletis - "Melancholia" - (3:35) 140 BPM
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Lory Kong - "Droner" - (3:41) 140 BPM
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Medicated - "Yes I" - (3:17) 140 BPM
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Monkixx - "Slowzie" - (5:10) 140 BPM
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Myth - "Robots Community" - (5:31) 140 BPM
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Myxed Up - "Badman Riddim" - (4:57) 140 BPM
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Nicky Boy Floyd - "If So When" - (5:23) 141 BPM
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Ohyra - "Inner Sanctum" - (6:06) 140 BPM
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Press - "Through The Lies" - (5:14) 140 BPM
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Provoke - "Dedication" - (4:29) 94 BPM
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Quintana - "Tetsuo" - (3:17) 140 BPM
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Resykle - "Worldwide" - (4:27) 140 BPM
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SBK - "Sophrology" - (5:13) 140 BPM
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Sept - "Burnstep" - (5:13) 140 BPM
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Subclever - "Past And Present" - (5:13) 140 BPM
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Thanom - "Chem 91" - (3:54) 140 BPM
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Thromb - "Anxiety" - (5:31) 140 BPM
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Vilan - "Relentless" - (4:08) 140 BPM
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Wheelton - "Werewolf" - (4:40) 140 BPM
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Yukona - "Re Connecting" - (6:33) 140 BPM
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ENC001
ENC 001
07 Oct 16
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Shadow Riddim - (5:36) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Circus Lion - (5:22) 93 BPM
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Rainy Mood - (5:29) 140 BPM
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Wannabe - (5:08) 141 BPM
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S.N.M
LOW 023
18 Nov 16
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Swift (feat Nico Lindsay) - (3:54) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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S.N.M - (3:54) 140 BPM
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Swift (feat Nico Lindsay - Trends remix) - (4:12) 93 BPM
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S.N.M (Trends remix instrumental) - (4:11) 93 BPM
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Played by: Nphonix, DJ Cable
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U Were Always
190296 983245
25 Nov 16
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U Were Always (Part 2) - (3:35) 134 BPM
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Bring Them All / Holy Grime (feat. Devlin)
190296 984945
14 Oct 16
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Bring Them All/Holy Grime - (3:16) 140 BPM
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Realisation
BTR 001
25 Nov 16
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Realisation - (5:35) 143 BPM
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Enchanted - (5:35) 143 BPM
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Lift Off - (5:35) 143 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Horror Show Style
506020 5157249
10 Jun 16
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Horror Show Style - (3:24) 66 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Horror Show Style - (3:22) 66 BPM
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Horror Show Style (instrumental) - (3:21) 66 BPM
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Horror Show Style (acappella) - (3:28) 133 BPM
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Review: Flowdan (aka Marc Veira) was, along with pals like Wiley, JME, Skepta, Jammer, Double E and Footsie, instrumental in breaking the UK Grime sound 15 years ago. Today he insists that it never went away, and he certainly hasn't either - always keeping it real and, now with new album Disaster Piece looming, stronger than ever. The first taster from the record is single "Horror Show Style", which features a creepy, doom-laden track over which this former Roll Deep MC delivers his unique, time-bending flow. Produced by the mighty Splurgeboys, this track has got us well hyped for the LP!
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Rebellium Pt 1
UA 020
07 Oct 16
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Sound Check Yourself - (5:15) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Obsidian - (5:24) 140 BPM
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Kasio - (7:18) 140 BPM
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Calypso - (5:05) 140 BPM
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Review: Seven's output for Uprise Audio has taken the London producer to new and exciting territories within the bass game, leading us to expect pure, unadulterated quality each and every time he drops a new EP or LP. This new one's as big as nasty as the rest of his catalogue: 'Sound Check Yourself" is a classic, badman riddim with a husky subbass and minimal melodies, "Obsidian" squelches its neuro-funk bass among harsh two-steps, "Kasio" is a more rolling, punchy groove filled with 90s digi keyboard sounds, and "Calypso" is left until last for good reason; the tune is most certainly the pick of the lot, and its tangled web of bass and percussion is an absolute pleasure to nod your head to.
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Greensleeves Dubstep Chapter 1
054645 521062
19 Mar 16
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Busy Signal - "Badman Place" (feat Mavado - Coki-Digital Mystikz remix) - (4:51) 140 BPM
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Ding Dong - "Badman Forward, Badman Pull Up" (feat Flow Dan - The Bug remix) - (4:08) 140 BPM
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Yellowman - "Zungguzungguguzungguzeng" (Horsepower Productions remix) - (4:24) 66 BPM
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Johnny Osbourne - "Fally Ranking" (VIVEK remix) - (4:48) 136 BPM
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Sizzla - "One Love" (Mala - Digital Mystikz remix) - (5:10) 144 BPM
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Mavado - "Weh Dem A Do" (Coki-Digital Mystikz & Underground Ice remix) - (4:41) 138 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Admiral Bailey - "Jump Up" (Terror Danjah remix) - (5:08) 140 BPM
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Gappy Ranks - "Stinkin' Rich" (TMSV remix) - (6:07) 140 BPM
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Gyptian - "Nah Let Go" (LD Dubstep remix) - (4:07) 140 BPM
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Pampidoo - "Synthesizer Voice" (Goth-Trad remix) - (4:25) 140 BPM
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Vybz Kartel - "Emergency" (Coki-Digital Mystikz remix) - (4:15) 140 BPM
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Junior Cat - "Caan Eat Mi Out" (Cluekid remix) - (4:47) 145 BPM
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QQ - "Tek It To Them" (Kalbata remix) - (3:43) 86 BPM
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Barrington Levy - "Here I Come" (Kromestar remix) - (6:24) 143 BPM
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Played by: RDG
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The Drum
PUNKS 078
25 Jul 16
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The Drum (feat Dread Mc) - (4:29) 65 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Killdem - (4:53) 132 BPM
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Stomp - (4:50) 67 BPM
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Review: Following his mates Sly One and Bromley, SOBAD fam Distro makes his debut with the on-point beat splicers Punks. With the help of My Nu Leng affiliate Dread MC "The Drum" sets the message clear: big thumps and uncompromised weight. "Killdem" takes us even deeper into the dance with 22nd century jungle blend of stuttering drums and iced out atmospheres. "Stomp" shuts up shop with grime undertones and tech overtones. Serious breaks horse power.
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The Mystic EP
MSEP 005
07 Nov 11
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Mystic Dub - (4:40) 152 BPM
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Revival - (7:13) 145 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Roots & Future - (4:40) 140 BPM
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Rootical - (6:25) 140 BPM
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Subwise - (4:58) 140 BPM
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Played by: Crises
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Undubbed EP
ARTKL 022
10 Jun 16
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Undubbed - (4:48) 140 BPM
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Medication - (4:41) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Stages - (5:05) 140 BPM
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Donknow - (4:41) 140 BPM
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Review: Both parties involved in this dispatch are on a serious roll right now... Kenzo's Artikal continues to go from strength to strength with its boundary smelting visions while Causa's currency continues to rise as more and more established men co-sign him as a hot future prospect. As these four tracks confirm, he's a hot present prospect too... The bulbous squidge of "Medication", the Tubby horn flares and fissures of "Undubbed", the twisted radar textures on "Stages" all hit hard with classic dubstep characteristics while remaining exciting, refreshing and future-thinking. A Causa for concern.
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Analog Sound/Bubble Beat
SCRUB 014
30 Sep 16
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Von D - "Analog Sound" - (5:34) 142 BPM
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Egoless - "Bubble Beat" - (4:49) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: This is the first time that Egoless and Von D team up for an EP, but already we can hear them syncing up perfectly thanks to their love for deep and sweltering UK bass. In all honesty, Von D's "Analog Sound" is a traditional dubstep tune, the sort of heavyweight swelter that knocks you from side to side and gets your head nodding from pure kinetic instinct - this will surely go down well at the DMZ showdowns. Egoless' "Bubble Beat" is something slightly different and, although it is also part of the 'classic' dubstep template, the tune breaks that groove pattern into something quirkier, more leftfield and reminiscent of Egoless' other choice material.
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Malignant
CRUCIAL 009
04 Nov 16
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Malignant - (3:55) 141 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Un - (4:08) 140 BPM
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F'n - (2:44) 100 BPM
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Played by: ARtroniks, Mentha
Review: Sam Bartlett, or simply Samba as he likes to be known, debuted earlier this year on Encrypted Audio, and he's back already with a follow-up for the young, unstoppable Crucial Recordings, the label run by Sleeper. If you haven't heard this guy's tunes yet, then you might be in for something of a startle; moreover, if you thought dubstep was dead, then this dude will make you change that opinion within a matter of bars. The opener "Malignant" unleashes a sequence of eerie bleeps over a foreboding, stop-start rhythm that takes a fresh approach to the genre, with the same going for the relatively more startled and distorted sonic arrangement of "Un". "F'n" feels like the natural third tune to cap this magnetic EP to a close, a strange and twisted concoction of sounds that have been processed to their very limits. Recommended and tipped, yo!
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Duploc015
DUPLOC 015
14 Nov 16
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31 Seconds - (5:35) 143 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Space Age - (5:42) 140 BPM
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Review: Duploc's the perfect home to Dark Tantrum's brooding, meandering strain of dubstep, so number fifteen in the label's catalogue feels like a master stroke from the label. The Deep Medi associate is absolutely no mood to dither with these two smoking joints; the first one, "31 Seconds" is an ode to mid-90s d&b thanks to that infamous sample, but it's the track's militant low end that makes it stand out and explode out the speakers and onto the floor. "Space Age" is equally venomous in its tone, but here Dark Tantrums churns out the wobble to its very limits, a fuzzy procession of low frequencies that gives the likes of Coki a good run for his money!
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