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Workout EP
UTTU 040
17 Mar 14
Bass
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Workout - (5:00) 136 BPM
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Calc - (5:43) 91 BPM
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We Are All The Same - (4:25) 66 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Battery Baby - (5:52) 64 BPM
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Review: Emerging as one of the most prolific producers currently operating on the fringes of techno, Lakker's Ian McDonnell adds the Unknown To The Unknown label to his prospering discography with this riotous slab under the rarely used EeOo alias. As Lakker, McDonnell and studio partner Dara Smith have been crafting various strands of music for the best part of a decade, but a more concerted focus on techno has seen the Dublin-based pair gain wider exposure thanks to releases on Killekill, Stroboscopic Artefacts, Blueprint and Candela Rising. McDonnell has separately been cultivating his own Eomac project over this period too, which has resulted in some excellent releases for Code Is Law, The Trilogy Tapes and Killekill. Ahead of a debut album for the latter label as Eomac, McDonnell's work as the amusingly framed EeOo seems perfectly suited to UTTU, taking influence from Zomby, Arovane, and Errorsmith. the EP runs the gauntlet between scrambled rave, wonky acid and seemingly eski-inspired melodies, and is possibly one of the wildest records UTTU have put out in their illustrious history.
Workout EP
UTTU 061
04 Mar 16
Minimal/Tech House
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Workout - (6:12) 130 BPM
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Workout (Palace Refix) - (4:57) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Getting Hot - (5:48) 128 BPM
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Getting Hot (Soft Pink Truth Climate Change mix) - (5:22) 134 BPM
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Review: Well, we can't exactly say that we expected Merimell to land on Unknown To The Unknown, but it somehow feels just right! The artist who has previously released for the likes of Germany's Desolat, reshapes his sound here into something much freer, bouncier, and more old-school. In fact, "Workout" is a classic Chicago booty house kinda smacker - backed by a deeper and more mechanical remix by Palace Refix - and the same goes for the slithering house roller that is "Getting Hot". The Soft Pink Truth Climate Change mix is perhaps the shining moment on here, and it makes for a seriously catchy groove with a blaster for a bassline!
Woo Right EP
UTTU 038
24 Feb 14
Deep House
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Woo Right - (4:53) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Heaviest Elements - (6:13) 126 BPM
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Fast Times At Long Island City High - (5:35) 114 BPM
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Adverbs & Adjectives - (5:02) 116 BPM
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Review: The WT Records boss and all round hero of leftfield house circles Willie Burns is building bridges across the pond to DJ Haus' irrevocably irreverent Unknown To The Unknown. It's a chance for Burns to zoom in on his love of old-skool sounds and show them off without a whisper of self doubt. "Woo Right" kicks things off with a piano-led heater steeped in moody '90s attitude, while "The Heaviest Elements" makes for a more aggressive affair with more overt club stylings to impart through tough-edged beats and a distinct lack of any melody. "Fast Times At Long Island City High" shuffles arpeggios and dusty drums through lo-fi delay in a more esoteric approach that is ably followed up by "Adverbs & Adjectives" with its chords that fall somewhere between Detroit techno and early trance in their euphoric veneer.
Waiting Room In DJ Hell
UTTU 044
16 Feb 15
Techno
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C'mere - (4:50) 142 BPM
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The Black Night Is Calling My Name - (4:50) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Waiting Room In DJ Hell - (6:28) 124 BPM
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Giving Me Life - (3:53) 115 BPM
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Review: After some initial forays into the lime light for the likes of Hippos In Tanks, Physical Therapy gets the golden ticket in to the deranged Unknown To The Unknown workhouse to turn out some of that irreverent but archly delivered party-smashing business. "C'mere" is a perfect case in point, putting forwards a strong argument for how deep footwork-infused electro can be, while at the same time keeping the cheeky vocal samples bouncing around with wild abandon. "The Black Night Is Calling My Name" keeps things low-slung and rude, while the title track speaks more to a dishevelled, mildly unhinged version of deep house. It's a fun and creatively worthwhile EP at every turn, which is exactly why it fits perfectly on UTTU.

UTTU EP
UTTU 021
18 Jun 12
UK Garage
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Labrini - (4:48) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Forget U - (5:24) 134 BPM
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Hard Drive - (4:56) 133 BPM
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Review: The Unknown To The Unknown juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down as they absorb UK garage heroes Mista Men into the fray, delivering three club-ready bombs from the duo. "Labrini" takes it back to '97 with its steel pan percussion and bright streaks of neon intersecting its passages of sticky bassline action. "Forget U" opts for the darker approach, offering only snatches of vocals from its foggy bass, while "Hard Drive" takes some bracing synth stabs and puts them together with some breathy vocals and junglist airhorns to create a devastating combination. Right now only Disclosure can match this pair for such impeccably produced garage inspired beats - big tip!
Use Your Mouth 2 Luv Me
UTTU 003
15 Aug 11
Techno
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U Blow Girl (Mouth mix) - (6:04) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Use Your Mouth 2 Luv Me (Teeth mix) - (7:42) 134 BPM
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Trust
UTTU 026
07 Jan 13
UK Garage
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Trust (original mix) - (3:26) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Trust (MATRiXXMAN remix) - (3:40) 132 BPM
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Trust (Mista Men remix) - (5:06) 132 BPM
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Review: Stepping up to the raucous surroundings of Unknown To The Unknown, Palace comes bringing the right kind of bass-laden swagger you expect from this ever-strengthening imprint. "Trust" is a monster, led by a coarse garage drum jive and a b-line cheeky enough to get every wallflower within fifty metres shucking. There's no doubting the instantaneous results this banger will bring, and the remixes are no shirkers either. Matrixxman cools the heat slightly with a mildly stripped variation on the original's driving theme, while the Mista Men opt instead to bring a seriously funky house shuffle to bear on the bin-bothering party antics.
Tribal Tone (2013 remaster)
UTTU 028
13 May 13
Bass
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Tribal Tone (Mo' Better Grooves mix) - (5:33) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tribal Tone (Ruffneck mix) - (4:48) 136 BPM
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Tribal Tone (Marquis Hawkes remix) - (5:52) 63 BPM
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Tribal Tone (Capracara remix) - (4:28) 65 BPM
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Tribal Tone (Northern Souls remix) - (6:20) 62 BPM
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Review: Given Unknown To The Unknown's wide ranging remit, including bassline garage, Detroit electro and Chicago house, it was perhaps inevitable that a genuine 90s house record would find its way onto the label at some point. Originally released in 1992, OHM's "Tribal Tone" was supposedly the first tune to use the Korg M1 sound that was later immortalised by Robin S' "Show Me Love", and had considerable impact at the time, being championed The Shamen frontman Mr C, being licensed to R&S sub-label Global Cuts and US label Vibe, and finding itself remixed by the Sabres of Paradise trio. Here it finds itself with three similarly great remixes, a stripped-back, raw groover from Marquis Hawkes, a horn-heavy piece of 90s action from Capracara and a thundering mid-tempo effort from Northern Souls. Essential!
The Sadist
UTTU 005
07 Nov 11
UK Garage
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The Sadist (Heinrich Muller & Cestrian mix part 1) - (3:24) 127 BPM
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The Sadist (Heinrich Muller & Cestrian mix part 2) - (6:11) 150 BPM
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The Sadist (Heinrich Mueller remix) - (4:47) 134 BPM
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The Sadist (Cestrian remix) - (4:38) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: N-TER
Review: UTTU return with what is probably their most impressive release yet; The Sadist, a collaboration by the legendary DJ Stingray, and Unknown To The Unknown's DJ Haus. It certainly lives up to its namesake, with "The Sadist (Part One) employing a 160BPM tempo and a searing electro bassline, and furious drum programming that brings the influence of Chicago juke to Stingray's Detroit leaning template. Part two of "The Sadist" meanwhile concentrates more on rapid 808 drum programming and more fluid synths, dragging the listener remorselessly through a world of alien sounds and breakbeat bass. The remixes meanwhile are something very special indeed, with Drexciya's Heinrich Mueller reworking "The Sadist" with a slower tempo, brittle, frosty synth shards and weird transmissions from the other side, and Cestrian (aka Ali Renault) provides similarly great remix of "The Sadist Pt 2", employing all manner of analogue arpeggios in a fine approximation of Detroit's finest.
Tear Tha Fuckin' Club Up!
UTTUCLUBBANGOR
09 Jul 12
Funky/Club House
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Tear Tha Fuckin' Club Up! - (5:13) 130 BPM
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Review: In just over a year, Unknown to the Unknown have gone from humble beginnings to releasing material from Detroit legend DJ Stingray, Chicago heat from Marcus Mixx and Alias G, the rudest bassline garage from DJ Q and tracks from up and comers Slackk, Nightwave and Mista Men. But the genesis of the label can be traced back to a YouTube channel known as "DaAutopsy", where Hot City's DJ Haus still posts forthcoming UTTU hype and old vinyl rips to this day. Now the channel has taken on a life of its own, and spewed forth "Tear Tha Fuckin' Club Up!". Undoubtedly the hardest hitting UTTU joint to date, incandescent rave stabs go toe to toe with Baltimore club styles, creating a beast of a club track that resembles a Frankenstein's monster of the YouTube generation. Big tip!
Star Gazing EP
UTTU_LEGO
13 Feb 13
Techno
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Star Gazing - (6:27) 83 BPM
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Visions In My Mind - (6:40) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Wayfaring Stranger - (5:39) 126 BPM
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Review: Danny Wolfers is stuck in a groove right now, a hugely prolific production groove which has him tossing out new material on a seemingly weekly basis for all manner of labels. Hot on the heels of that Nacho Patrol 12" for Simonetti and a under the cover album for Blue Moon Safari comes this this three track debut for the equally relentless Unknown To The Unknown label. The Star Gazing EP makes for a wondrous display of Legowelt's talent for implementing those trademark melodies within various rhythmic frameworks; in the case of stand out track "Visions In My Mind", it's a hypnotic disco jacker lent no small degree of melancholy by the titular vocal.
Springtime EP
UTTU 035
10 Feb 14
Bass
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Springtime - (5:17) 67 BPM
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It's Peak - (5:43) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Continuing to spread his identity out across a myriad of labels from Tectonic to Keysound, Jack Adams now brings his Mumdance to Unknown To The Unknown for a workout that channels his own production traits into a decidedly 'up-for-it' blend that suits the label just fine. "It's Peak" marches out on a limber, garage-informed groove while the sounds and ideas stay raw and visceral, honed for club consumption. "Springtime" meanwhile flips the script completely with a purple-esque electro number dripping with saccharine synths shot through with that tongue-in-cheek UTTU flavour, making this a record that will reach out to very different kinds of electronic beat fiends.
Special Creme
UTTU_012
06 Feb 12
UK Garage
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Special Creme (Chicago club mixx) - (7:33) 123 BPM
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Special Creme (Rub It mixx) - (7:37) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Space Jamz Vol 2
UTTU 047
07 Apr 16
Deep House
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Feelin' Real - (5:10) 124 BPM
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If U Want My Love - (4:21) 125 BPM
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Out A Space - (4:04) 126 BPM
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I Can Feel It - (5:25) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Space Jamz Vol 1
UTTU 039
16 Feb 14
Bass
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Hey Now, Wait A Minute - (4:36) 63 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dexterous - (4:28) 61 BPM
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Tell Me - (3:56) 129 BPM
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Hurfdy Jam - (3:15) 128 BPM
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Review: That fun-loving renegade DJ Haus is at it again, whipping out an embarrassment of party-starters for all those that want to be smacked in the face by their house music. The lead chords of "Hey Now, Wait A Minute" tell you all you need to know, pitched towards the peak of summer that lies somewhere in the distance and ready to inspire all manner of grins in the dance. The drums are rowdy and the synths are brazen across the EP, from the Nightmares On Wax-aping bleep abandon of "Dexterous" to the scuffed breakbeat of "Tell Me", with every ounce of old-skool 'avin it attitude rendered in perfect early '90s style.
Space Beach/Double Sunset
UTTU 058
11 Mar 16
Deep House
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Space Beach - (4:57) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Double Sunset - (6:44) 126 BPM
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Played by: Hostage, Nachtbraker
Review: Unknown To The Unknown's early '90s inspirations are well documented, with boss man DJ Haus frequently signing and releasing tracks that doff a cap to ghetto-house, acid, Belgian techno and early British hardcore. Despite this history, Gnork's "Space Beach" feels surprisingly fresh. Described, somewhat matter-or-factly, as "jungle techno", the title track does a brilliant job combining booming, skittish, energy-packed early jungle rhythms with the kind of spacey melodies and chords that you'd expect to find on vintage Detroit techno records. Flipside "Double Sunset" jettisons the Motor City inspirations in favour of a more straight up, bass-heavy early jungle flex, with rich dub bass enhancing the mood.
Secret Language
UTTU 018
30 Apr 12
Electro
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Napoli - (6:02) 134 BPM
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Secret Language - (3:52) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Purge - (5:04) 127 BPM
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Krapton Fictor - (4:20) 132 BPM
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Played by: N-TER, Shadow Dancer
Say To You
UTTU TODDIES
25 Feb 13
UK Garage
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Classified - "Say To You" - (5:08) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Zibba - "Say To You" (2006 O.G.) - (5:58) 136 BPM
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DJ Q - "All You Have To" - (5:34) 138 BPM
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Moony - "Hey Hey" - (4:40) 132 BPM
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DJ Q - "You're Not Around" - (4:30) 136 BPM
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Classified - "Say To You" (DJ Q remix) - (4:50) 140 BPM
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Review: UTTU have a cast-iron reputation for releasing cutting edge work by a wide variety of acts as disparate as Legowelt, Sinden and Capracara. Here we get a selection of their more bass/urban-oriented talent. Classified delivers vintage cut-up UKG on "Say To You". The latter is given a wobble heavy remix by DJ Q, who also provides the warm, Ayia Napa sounds of "All You Have To" and "You're Not Around". Zibba contributes the squelchy, string laden "Say To You (2006)" and Mooney goes all loopy funk on "Hey Hey".
Saw EP
UTTU_053
13 Jul 15
Techno
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Saw - (3:49) 126 BPM
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Saw 2 - (4:00) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Saw (Mike Q remix) - (3:58) 132 BPM
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Saw (Neana remix) - (3:33) 136 BPM
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Review: Back in the 90s, US techno producer Steve Stoll released an EP on white vinyl in the shape of a circular saw. The art for the latest release on DJ Haus' label looks similar to that release - and doesn't sound radically different either. In fact, the only real difference to Stoll's 1995 release is the absence of forceful acid pulses - otherwise, P.O.L Style's "Saw" and the "Saw 2" version crackle with insistent percussion, insistent stabs and an insistent, jacking rhythm. Remixes from Mike Q and Neana, which add a banging, drum-heavy sensibility to the original "Saw", complete the package.
Sampling Winter
UTTU 060
11 Mar 16
Deep House
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Sampling Winter - (5:43) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Beach Oceano - (5:44) 118 BPM
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Review: Legowelt returns to Unknown To The Unknown for another bunch of wonderful excursions through obsolete musical technology under the banner Sampling Winter. Leading with the title track, this finds Danny Wolfers on a soulful and deep house vibe with a wandering and mesmerising melody, warm pads and super shuffling garage style rhythm. On the flip is "Beach Oceano" which is equally rich in soulfulness but more on the deeper techno vibe, with its sharp and hypnotising arpeggio backed by galactic melodies and glistening pads. All accentuated by analogue tape hiss in the background. This is raw!
Ronin & Kodiak Remix
UTTU_024
24 Sep 12
Deep House
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Ronin - (5:20) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ronin (Kodiak remix) - (6:32) 129 BPM
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Review: Bringing more of the rough and tumble jack-action to Unknown To The Unknown, Capracara is as up for the party as ever on "Ronin", although arguably reining in his more wayward tendencies for a more direct garage house jam. Still, when the drums hit as hard as they do here, a little linear structure doesn't dampen the spirits. Recent Juno Plus podcasters Kodiak step up for a remix, and they proceed to delineate everything in sight with a chunky broken beat and dense layers of head-spinning melody, vocal samples and effects. It's perhaps less party ready than the original, but addictive all the same. Killer!
Polar Bear
UTTU_009
12 Dec 11
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Polar Bear - (5:02) 140 BPM
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Polar Bear (Murlo Re-E-mix) - (3:26) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Warlock, Chrissy
Night Heat EP
UTTU 013
26 Dec 11
UK Garage
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Palenque - (5:00) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Night Heat (160 mix) - (4:01) 107 BPM
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Night Heat - (5:22) 140 BPM
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Night Heat (DJ Wilson Fast mix!!) - (3:14) 140 BPM
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Night Heat (DJ Wilson Slow mix!!) - (5:07) 115 BPM
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Night Heat (Altered Natives remix) - (5:09) 128 BPM
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Played by: James Fox, Shadow Dancer
Needin' U
UTTU_1-UP
26 Mar 12
UK Garage
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Needin' U (original mix) - (4:31) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Needin' U (Capracara remix) - (4:56) 128 BPM
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Review: The seemingly unstoppable musical juggernaut that is Unknown to The Unknown marches on with this incendiary single from label boss DJ Haus. "Needin U'" is fresh as they come, a love letter to classic house and UK hardcore and a UFK anthem all at the same time. Mostly, however, it's just straight-up fun rave tackle, with the remix from shape-shifting producer Capracara every bit as good, replacing the original's stepping rhythms with a robust, refreshingly smacky 4/4 pulse. Highly recommended.
Needin' U
UTTUBONUSBIATCH!
30 Apr 12
UK Garage
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Needin' U (R1 Ryders remix) - (4:36) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Needin' U (Photonz remix) - (6:22) 128 BPM
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Review: Continuing to bait overly serious dance music with unashamed rave fodder, Unknown To The Unknown enlist a couple of rough and ready remixers in to take DJ Haus' "Needin U" into further realms of large. R1 Ryders step up first with more breaks than a Channel 5 film, wasting no time in launching into a dark slice of rolling old-skool goodness drenched in mammoth synths. Photonz's remix may seem restrained in comparison, kicking off on a haunting refrain and submerged beats, all the while edging towards a proper drop that calls to mind the finest space age machinations of Yorkshire bleep.
Mister Right Now
UTTU 048
15 Dec 14
Techno
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Mister Right Now - (7:02) 126 BPM
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Come With Me - (5:14) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Afterworld (original mix) - (8:11) 125 BPM
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The Afterworld (DJ Fett Burgers Orgonitt meme deep mix) - (7:54) 126 BPM
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Review: Following on from their excellent Hands of Doom collaboration on Sex Tags, Lozano and Fett Burger get together again. On this occasion however, Lozano delivers three tracks, with Fett Burger providing a remix. The title track is a tracky, acidic affair, based on a discordant rhythm and shot through with high-pitched vocal snippets. "Come With Me" is closer in sound to Hands of Doom, with its robust break beats supporting ponderous tones and bleeps. It sets the scene for "The Afterworld", an atmospheric, fluid track, supported again by lithe back beats, while Fett Burger sends the track into a dreamy state, with a balmy, serene house groove.
Minor Triads
UTTU_ICE_AGE
12 Apr 13
Bass
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Seance - (4:08) 140 BPM
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Inland - (4:16) 138 BPM
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Wolf Creek - (3:16) 136 BPM
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Blue Forest - (4:36) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: After sturdy appearances on Numbers and Local Action, Slackk returns to one of his earlier outposts in the form of Unknown To The Unknown, throwing down a curious mixture of oriental folk music with grime-inspired beats and the occasional flurry of vintage computer game MIDI business. The beats are slippery and jerky on "Inland" where the synth comes in all side-chained and disjointed, with only gun shots for ballast on the buoyant groove. "Wolf Creek" brings on the aforementioned Monkey Island vibes, using curious keys and harmonies to create a decidedly eerie atmosphere, while "Blue Forest" is arguably the spiciest tune on the EP with its urgent percussion and more involved arrangements of lute action worked into a stomping 140 bpm rhythm.
Mandy
UTTU 010
13 Dec 11
UK Garage
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Mandy - (3:32) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Armageddon - (3:30) 129 BPM
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Make U Understand
UTTU_015B
06 Feb 12
UK Garage
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Make U Understand - (3:34) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Reset - (3:48) 128 BPM
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Luke Eargoggle & Friends
UTTU_GOGGLE
03 Jun 13
Electro
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Eargoggle & Rutherford - "No Computer" - (5:28) 134 BPM
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Eargoggle & Volfram - "We Are Pyramid" - (5:13) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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LOL City
UTTU_017
06 Feb 12
UK Garage
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Hot Boys - (4:29) 129 BPM
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Whitney (Jus Some Shit) - (4:59) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: All that time conversing with the likes of Marcus Mixx and DJ Stingray must have rubbed off on Unknown To The Unknown's DJ Haus. Despite his Hot City project (alongside Ben Keen) being known for its bass-heavy 2-step productions, this EP, in collaboration with the LA/Montreal pair LOL Boys, consists of a pair of tweaking acid-house jackers. The title track opens with a flurry of swung 808 kicks and neon stabs, before giving way to a rough and ready 303 line, with the rhythm straightened out in the second half into a tough 4/4 house rhythm. "Whitney (Jus Some Shit)" is another winning piece of Chicago inspired house, with a gnarled bassline, driven by furious cowbells and detuned ghetto vocal samples, all with a grimy undercurrent that keeps its feet firmly entrenched in the underground of contemporary London club music. If you're worried that the new direction will cause some of Hot Ciy and LOL Boys energy to be lost in translation, don't be - this is some their best output to date.
Late Night Trip
UTTU_030
29 Apr 13
UK Garage
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Late Night Trip - (3:52) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Need For Speed - (3:52) 127 BPM
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Played by: DJ Haus [UTTU]
Review: Lisbon producer Lake Haze pops his UTTU cherry here with two classy forays into the world of his beloved UK garage. The boy's done good with these new additions to the label's revered catalogue - "Late Night Trip" is a stomping 4 x 4 wobble belter wrapped in typically trippy, bleepy melodies. However, with its laser blasts, epic synthlines and heavy tropical rhythms, "Need For Speed" ain't just Tom Cruise's favourite, it's ours too!
Institute Of The Overmind
UTTUFACT
25 Mar 16
Techno
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Institute Of The Overmind - (6:53) 125 BPM
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Institute Of The Overmind (Photonz remix) - (4:06) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: In years to come, Danny Wolfers might be compared favourably to musical mavericks such as Sun Ra. Certainly, he's always been an artist ahead of his time, who makes and releases a dizzying amount of material, on a confusing array of labels, under a similarly befuddled number of aliases. Here he dons the familiar Legowelt alias and returns to Unknown To The Unknown with "Institute of the Overmind", a cheery acid wiggler that successfully combines sharp and hooky 303 lines with punishing, snare-heavy rhythms, skewed vocal samples and just the right amount of evocative, synthesizer sweetness. Check out FACT TV to see Wolfers produce the cut in real time, whilst DJ Haus looks on amazed. Label regular Photonz provide the flipside remix, emphasizing Wolfers' synthesizer hooks and acid lines on an undeniably sweet, attractive and ravey revision.
Imping Is Easy EP
UTTU_025
06 May 13
Techno
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Cryptic - (4:42) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Know Your Enemy - (4:29) 156 BPM
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Solitude - (4:41) 147 BPM
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Review: DJ Stingray's second appearance on Unknown To The Unknown is finally made available digitally. "Cryptic" is a bad-ass Stingray cut, where his uncompromising synth arpeggios flutter away into space, taking us on a wild frenzy through inter-galactic territories. "Know Your Enemy" is a heavy, breakbeat-ridden mutant - containing some of the nastiest, most filthy vocal samples you'll hear this millenium, whilst "Solitude" picks up from where the man left off since his last LP and delivers a fine package of funky electro basslines and gnarly, contorted drum patterns. TIP!
Immensity Of Cosmic Space
UTTU 050
16 Mar 15
Techno
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Immensity Of Cosmic Space - (5:38) 136 BPM
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Palm Trees In The Rain - (7:48) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Lumeria - (7:03) 140 BPM
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Phase 5 - (5:37) 128 BPM
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Review: 50 releases in under four years is no mean feat, so a round of applause to Unknown to the Unknown who surpass the landmark with a new record from Legowelt. The superbly named Immensity Of Cosmic Space arrives hot on the heels of Legowelt's fine Vaporware Tracks record for Creme and sees the Dutchman exploring the realm of rave era breakbeat techno. Of course what makes Danny Wolfers work as Legowelt so distinctive his mastery of star gazing melodies and hearing them fused with recycled drum breaks on the title track and the Amen filled "Lumeria2" is a real delight.

HYTZ
UTTU_016
27 Feb 12
UK Garage
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HYTZ - (5:00) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Feels So Right - (5:18) 133 BPM
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Hype Funk
UTTU 055
02 Oct 15
Techno
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Hype (Funk) - (5:13) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jam - (6:11) 90 BPM
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Hype (Funk) (Helix remix) - (4:08) 129 BPM
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Review: Gang Fatale's Bleaker delivers one of the simplest but deadliest mixing tools you'll hear all year. With its relentless kicks, loopy vocal sample and breakdown into classic amens, it's the type of rolling tech record you could imagine working in almost any DJ's sets from Scuba to VonStroke to Deetron to the Stanton Warriors. HELIX's remix, meanwhile, subverts the linear nature of the original and churns it through a trippy beat machine with added harmonic dynamics. Finally "Jam" takes Bleaker's stripped back style and rebuilds it with added Detroitian grit to the drums; all skittering hi-hats and jaw-breaking toms, it's designed purely for DJ creativity.
Hydrate EP
UTTU_036
30 Sep 13
Deep House
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Hydrate - (4:54) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Matta - (3:50) 120 BPM
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Hydrate (Photonz remix) - (6:50) 124 BPM
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Review: UTTU helpfully describe this release from Boysnoize affiliates Shadow Dancer as "dungeon acid". It's an apt description. Ooozing with energy, it sounds like the revivalist rave fare recently offered up by the excellent R-Zone imprint. "Hydrate" darts around impressively, all chopped up vocals, darkroom samples, colossal builds and rave-era stavs. Photonz handle remix duties, turning the in-your-face original into an intense chunk of nightmarish acid techno that seems to be the product of a particularly freakish trip. That's a good thing, mind. Bonus cut "Matta", on the other hand, offers the sort of classic 303 thrills last heard emerging from the studios of Phuture and Virgo Four at the tail end of the 1980s.
Hurt Me Hurt Me
UTTU 022
16 Jul 12
Funky/Club House
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Hurt Me Hurt Me - (10:08) 124 BPM
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Veracruz (original mix) - (6:24) 80 BPM
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Veracruz (Shadow Dancer remix) - (5:46) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Shadow Dancer
Review: With over 20 releases in less than two years UTTU have managed to uphold their credibility, so often lost with labels who spit out song after song like copy machines (to quote Lil' Louis' French Kiss), and this release from Portugeuse pairing Photonz is another killer. Balearic, beatdown and busy electro with hints of a 80s Hollywood action soundtrack make up the ten-minute title "Hurt Me Hurt Me". Piqued melodies and synthesised pan pips are treated to 707 workouts in "Veracruz", remixed by Boy s Noize Records stalwarts Shadow Dancer who up the BPM and exercise their Warp Records influences.
Housejam Freaker
UTTU 052
13 Nov 15
Techno
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Housejam Freaker - (8:01) 144 BPM
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Housejam Freaker (Willie Burns remix) - (6:50) 144 BPM
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Dikzak - (6:02) 133 BPM
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Vinca - (4:37) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: DJ Haus [UTTU]
Review: Fresh from impressing via releases on L.I.E.S and Viewlexx, DJ Overdose heads over to Unknown To The Unknown for a spot of techno-jackin'. Thrillingly, "Housejam Freaker" combines fizzing, upbeat machine drum rhythms, deep space chords and wild, sped-up Motor City electronics to create something that sounds like the bastard offspring of Jeff Mills, Drexciya and Phuture. Willie Burns provides the obligatory remix, offering something that retains the original's energy whilst increasing the beauty factor tenfold. Elsewhere, he wanders into deep acid territory on the straight-up jacker "Dikzak", and delivers a surprisingly funky dose of intergalactic electro on the cheery "Vinca". A string of handy locked grooves complete a tasty package.
House Of Dolls Jonny Trunk Remix!!
UTTU_BONUS_001
30 Jan 12
Experimental/Electronic
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House Of Dolls (Jonny Trunk remix) - (4:34) 62 BPM
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Played by: Digitalworkx
Review: Capracara's "House Of Dolls" was one of Unknown To The Unknown's finest tracks last year, and here it gets a reworking from library music and soundtrack specialist Jonny Trunk. The hookup, we can only assume, came through Burnip's appreciation of slasher movie soundtracks, and the result is as out there as you could imagine - stripping the radiophonic bleeps from the original, Trunk leaves only an echo of the original's melody and adds some acoustic samples to glue the remix together. Propelled by nothing other than a simple kick drum, it's what you might imagine a music concrete version of house music to sound like.
House Of Dolls
UTTU_011
19 Dec 11
Funky/Club House
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House Of Dolls (original mix) - (4:36) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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House Of Dolls (TAPES remix) - (2:14) 93 BPM
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Review: Musical output from Jonathan Burnip has been somewhat sporadic in the five years he has been in operation, but when he does drop a record it always counts for something. On 'House of Dolls', his masterful command of a standout hosue groove comes to the fore, as a perfectly bumping beat offsets a cavernous organ stab. All the while digital squalls flit around the track, but really everything revolves around the funk of the track. TAPES take a cheeky 8 bit dub approach to their remix, which is charming if not as striking as the fantastic original. Another winner for the on point Unknown To The Unknown imprint.
Hard Workin' Trax
UTTU 042
11 Aug 14
Techno
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Hard Workin' Trax 1 - (7:03) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Hard Workin' Trax 2 - (8:08) 137 BPM
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Hard Workin' Trax 3 - (8:10) 142 BPM
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Review: More commonly known for his vicious club constructions on Night Slugs as Helix, US producer Beau Thigpen added the DJ Vague alias to his collar earlier this year with Porsche Trax for Sydney's Templar Sound. That title was largely inspired by Thomas Bangalter's run of Roule 12"s from the late '90s. Thigpen's latest DJ Vague transmission for Unknown To The Unknown beefs up the house of before into something more associable with Shed and Head High than Daft Punk. Fast and loopy French house does make an appearance on "Hard Workin' Trax 2" however, while on "Hard Workin' Trax 3" intense drum rolls, deep synths, mechanical hi-hats and reverberant atmospheres create a blusterous techno production. Three safe DJ tools.
Gold Cans EP
UTTU_ 045
13 Oct 14
Minimal/Tech House
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Gold Cans - (5:10) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Fake Shoes - (5:15) 126 BPM
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Get Back Let's Go - (5:49) 126 BPM
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Gone Ham - (4:30) 128 BPM
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Black Candles - (6:11) 126 BPM
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Played by: Warlock, DJ Ford Foster
Review: After popping up on Opal Tapes amongst other cult labels over the past couple of years, DJ Ford Foster has made the move to Unknown To The Unknown and he's in the mood to get nasty. "Gold Cans" is a primal slice of gritty jack business that moves in the stiffest possible groove, while every single drum sound seems to grind its teeth to make the grizzly synth feel at home. "Let's Go" has a definite ghetto house flavour to it, while "Black Candles" gets more deranged with a whole lot of sample triggering and background droning behind the jackhammer beats. "Fake Shoes" is equally unhinged and upfront in its approach, making this a perfect release for the UTTU mission.
Get To Know! UTTU Sampler
UTTU-SPESH
25 Mar 13
Deep House
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DJ Haus (UTTU) - "Needin' U" - (4:31) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dubbel Dutch - "B Leave" - (5:39) 93 BPM
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Sinden & 5kinAndBone5 - "Coin Power" - (3:08) 140 BPM
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Walter Ego - "Fruit Punch" - (3:50) 129 BPM
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Palace - "Mandy" - (3:32) 129 BPM
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DJ Q - "All Junglist" - (5:00) 138 BPM
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Force Of Nature EP
UTTU 041B
26 May 14
Bass
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Water Reflection (intro) - (2:55) 67 BPM
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Brandy Riddim - (2:57) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tsunami Riddim - (3:27) 140 BPM
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Vapor Riddim - (3:11) 129 BPM
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Lightning Riddim - (3:36) 129 BPM
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Typhoon Riddim - (3:37) 140 BPM
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Review: Lisbon producer Lake Haze returning to the bastion that is the UTTU imprint with Force Of Nature, an excursion into pure UK styles, fusing classic grime, house, garage and dubstep into a fresh-sounding whole. The elemental names should tell you all you need to know about how fierce these tracks are, with "Tsunami Riddim" and "Lightning Riddim" primed for club play. There's another side though in "Brandy Riddim" and "Vapor Riddim" which takes things back to the '90s - another essential grip from DJ Haus' label!
Feel The Change Comin' On
UTTU_ 049
10 Nov 14
Deep House
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Comin' On - (4:19) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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When U Look At - (6:15) 123 BPM
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Review: UTTU boss man DJ Haus has enjoyed a productive year, dashing between the forthright ghetto-house vibes of his Thug Houz Anthems series and the kaleidoscopic rave revivalism and garage-flecked rush of his Space Jamz Vol. 1 12". Here, the hard-working, London-based producer delivers more retro-futurist thrills, with a two-track blast of floor-friendly fun. Predictably, there's something suitably anthem-like about "Comin' On", a rush-inducing blast of late night acid-funk replete with spine-tingling vocal samples and nagging 303 tweakery. "When You Look At" has a similarly robust feel, with an addictive bassline and boompty-era beats underpinning more sharp vocal samples and a deliciously simple bleep melody.
Feel The Change Comin' On
UTTU_ 049
17 Nov 14
Deep House
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Comin' On - (4:19) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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When U Look At - (6:15) 123 BPM
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Evenue
UTTUENDORFINS
22 Apr 16
Deep House
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Evenue - (5:37) 126 BPM
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Makin' Me - (5:58) 126 BPM
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Makin' Me (AM Unit remix) - (6:16) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Having boosted his credentials via a series of fine EPs for Jimmy Edgar's Ultramajic imprint, Andre "Chambray" Rost pitches up on Unknown To The Unknown. In keeping with the label's long-held retro-futurist ideology, both of Rost's original tracks take inspiration from the late '80s and early '90s. He begins with the bashed-out rave riffs, restless kick-drums, cut-up vocals and relentless drum machine handclaps of "Evenue", before fusing the sweaty jack of ghetto-house and the loved-up piano riffs of Italo-house on hands-in-the-air special "Makin' Me". AM Unit delivers a deliciously bouncy remix of the latter, emphasizing the track's saucer-eyed credentials while working the vocal sample hard.
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