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Etch - "Scattah" - (4:39)
   
Walton - "Homage" - (4:07) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Visionist - "From A Place" - (5:29)
   
Fresh Paul - "Sunblazed" - (4:25)
Review: Bringing forth fresh talent at a dizzying rate, Dusk & Blackdown's imprint steps up with another sterling four-tracker of forward-thinking bass music that keeps the vibe of dubstep alive just as it points to new avenues. Etch is fearsomely limber on "Scattah", wielding rudest jungle tropes on a half-step lurch with a wonderful injection of horror soundtrack tension that brings all the darkside incantations you could hope for. Walton has a touch more pep in his own collage that drops a snappy garage mentality with a breakbeat roll, while the bass rub cries out for a powerful stack of subs to test. Visionist taps into the exotic climes that the LHF collective explored so adeptly, clashing melodies against each other without hesitation, and Fresh Paul takes the creatively maligned purple sound and runs it into a far more inviting cocktail of emotionally ambiguous and devilishly produced fare.
LDN 037
27 May 13
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Rita Maia/Various
   
Robin The Fog - "Intro" - (1:22)
   
Amenta & Lost Twin - "Sticky" - (4:43)
   
Will Ward - "Brighter" - (4:53)
   
My Panda Shall Fly - "Kandy" - (3:34)
   
Bongos Ikwue - "Love Of My Life" (Simbad Lover mix) - (5:45)
   
dFranklin - "Whole" - (4:38)
   
VVV - "Lost & Found" - (3:41)
   
Modo Fractal - "Hear Me In The Morning" - (5:48)
   
BD1982 - "The Wave Chamber" - (4:43)
   
NKC - "Fading Floor" - (5:21)
   
Visionist - "In & Out" - (2:19) Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Rita Maia is currently a busy woman, presenting radio (including a weekly Resonance FM show also called Sine Of The Times), DJing everywhere (aside from holding down a residency at the Notting Hill Arts Club) and now releasing albums too! This 11-song collection isn't a mix album per se, although the tracks do cleverly flow together. The overall vibe is gentle, almost brittle, micro-house-meets broken beat: perfect for hazy post-club mornings. Highlights include the teardrop beats of Dfranklin's "Whole", the melancholic rain-soaked 2-step of VVV's "Lost & Found" and the tropical comedown of BD1982's "The Wave Chamber".
BMOOD 010
01 Feb 13
Bass
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Various
   
BD1982 - "Sunshine" - (3:26)
   
Visionist - "Tropics" - (5:43) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Savage - "I Want It All" (BD1982 refix) - (2:23) 126 BPM
   
RLP - "Kreeep" - (3:28)
   
Optimum - "Ghost House" - (4:50) 136 BPM
   
Shy One - "40, 000" - (5:42)
   
A Taut Line - "Clouds At Night" - (5:21) 128 BPM
   
Hong Kong In The 60s - "You Can Take A Heart" (Diskotopia dub) - (4:24) 133 BPM
   
Awa - "She Sea" - (5:09)
   
Greeen Linez - "Sallot Ski" - (3:58)
   
Bun & Fumitake Tamura - "Ri" - (3:44)
   
LDFD - "Wumpa Fruit" - (4:38) 138 BPM
   
Lamin Fofana - "Nia Long" - (3:47) 128 BPM
   
BD1982 - "Amazon River Run" (Venice Calypso remix) - (6:38) 129 BPM
17571
30 Jan 12
Minimal/Tech House
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Various
   
Footsie - "Oh My Gosh" - (2:36) 140 BPM
   
Tre Mission - "Dollar Bill" - (3:55) 140 BPM
   
Teeza - "Rum & Coke" - (4:07) 140 BPM
   
Visionist - "Dem Times" - (4:12) 140 BPM
   
Faze Miyake - "5000" - (4:59) 144 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
TRC - "Cartwheel" - (3:26) 140 BPM
   
Chaos & Order - "Logan's Mind" - (5:29) 140 BPM
   
Preditah - "Vinyls VIP" - (3:56) 140 BPM
   
Youngstar - "Loop 29" - (4:08)
   
Chimpo - "Codeine & Dragon Stout" - (5:05) 140 BPM
   
DECiBEL - "Bend" - (3:37) 144 BPM
   
Shy One - "927" - (3:58) 138 BPM
   
Inkke - "L-O-K" - (3:15) 140 BPM
   
J Beatz - "Shotta Krew" - (4:09) 143 BPM
   
Matt Shadetek - "Battery Charge" - (3:13) 140 BPM
   
Juzlo - "Nail Thrower" - (3:27) 140 BPM
   
Major Grave - "Like A G" - (3:48) 140 BPM
   
Darq E Freaker - "Trojan" - (2:39) 144 BPM
   
Moony - "Winner" - (4:23) 140 BPM
   
Mr SnoWman - "Frosty Lake" - (2:59)
   
Mr Mitch - "Viking" - (4:37) 140 BPM
   
Wiley - "Logic Pro" - (2:52) 145 BPM
   
MRK1 - "Smash It Up Hard" - (4:24) 140 BPM
   
Prettybwoy - "Kissin U" - (4:33)
   
Swifta Beater - "Numb VIP" - (3:01) 140 BPM
   
SNK - "Mongrel" - (3:51) 146 BPM
   
Royal-T - "Space Cowboy" (VIP) - (5:42) 140 BPM
   
Stenchman - "Machine Molester" - (3:39) 140 BPM
   
Sinden - "Arcane" - (3:27)
   
Slackk - "Spray" - (3:44) 141 BPM
   
Spooky - "Moonlight" - (4:10) 140 BPM
   
Starkey - "Tunnel" - (4:56) 144 BPM
   
TC4 - "Lazer Riddem" - (3:15)
   
Gumnaam - "Desi Bullet" - (3:39)
   
Threnody - "Emergency" - (6:03)
Review: Entitled simply Grime 2.0, this mammoth release sees grime originators sit next to a new breed of artists, all compiled by Big Dada label boss Will Ashon and journalist Joe Muggs. Documenting grime's continued development over the past ten years, its track selections also demonstrate that it's still a vibrant and flourishing genre. Some 35 tracks deep, the compilation sees Ashon and Muggs securing exclusive, previously unheard material, with notable grime figureheads such as Youngstar, Wiley and MRK1 contributing alongside current stars in Royal T and Preditah as well as an international cast of emergent new talent, with Local Action artist and Grimetapes documenter Slackk featuring too. Essential!
BDDNL 226
06 May 13
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Various
   
Visionist, Beneath & Wen - "New Wave" - (5:46) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Beneath - "PVO" - (5:40) 126 BPM
   
Samrai - "Hear Me Now" - (4:37) 53 BPM
   
Visionist - "Dangerous" - (4:57) 130 BPM
   
Wen - "Commotion VIP" - (5:36) 87 BPM
   
Double Helix - "LDN VIP" - (5:17) 130 BPM
   
Epoch - "The Steppenwolf" - (6:26) 130 BPM
   
Blackdown, Farrah & Dusk - "Lonely Moon" (Android Heartbreak Drumz remix) - (6:15) 130 BPM
   
Fresh Paul - "Blaster" - (5:03) 65 BPM
   
Mumdance & Logos - "In Reverse" - (5:05) 133 BPM
   
Gremino - "Monster 130 VIP" - (5:02) 87 BPM
   
Rabit - "Satellite" - (3:52) 95 BPM
   
Moleskin - "Burst" - (4:07) 84 BPM
LDN 036D
03 Jul 17
Bass
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Rock The Flock (original mix) - (5:15)
   
Survive (original mix) - (3:52) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Rock The Flock (Shy One remix) - (4:47) 136 BPM
   
Rock The Flock (Diskotopia dub) - (4:55)
   
Rock The Flock (Lamin Fofana Disingenuous mix) - (3:13) 140 BPM
17358
04 Jul 11
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Circles - (5:16) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Iris - (5:18)
Review: Having been bubbling up for some time now with essential tracks released for the likes of Keysound and left_blank, Visionist drops his most essential productions yet for the excellent LNUK crew. "Circles" sees him deliver one of the best examples of the futuristic grime that's been doing the rounds recently, moving from a sparse rhythm track filled with somersaulting, reverb-laden synth weirdness and chopped up vocals. "Iris" sees the producer turn in a kind of demented take on UK funky, as a rolling machine groove is given artificial life with an equally mechanical set of chords, delivering a kind of weird UK version of Dance Mania's rubbery drum tracks.
LNUKEXCURS 001
17 Dec 12
Bass
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Snakes - (5:05) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Snakebite - (5:04) 140 BPM
   
Poison - (5:03)
Played by: Timbah, Benito, GUTTERS
LSR 005
22 Jul 13
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M
   
M - (5:42) 62 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Secrets - (3:22) 60 BPM
RAMP 060
24 Nov 13
Bass
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Can't Forget - (4:22) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Can't Forget (Moire remix) - (3:36) 67 BPM
Review: Always a reliable outpost for wild adventures on the fringes of grime and other bass-laden electronic music, Diskotopia welcome arguably the current champion of such concerns over for a short but sweet track. Visionist's original of "Can't Forget" is as esoteric as you would expect from the maverick producer, with a spread of vocal samples calling out a mantra-like melodic chant while oddly displaced kick drum thuds keep things moving along at half tempo in a daring and futuristic manner. Moire steps up for a remix that keeps the same teasing fractious rhythm in place, with a different melodic lilt to the samples and a few extra smatterings of percussion trickled in for good and equally experimental measure.
63166
16 Jun 14
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Eye Try - (2:35) 65 BPM
   
More Pain - (2:30) 66 BPM
   
The Way - (3:58) 88 BPM
   
First Love - (3:05) 93 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Acceptance - (2:35) 87 BPM
   
Something Old, Something New - (2:57) 89 BPM
Review: In the unstoppable march of fresh grime interpretations, Visionist has been one of the leading lights, but the ever-rising producer is committed to a more wayward path on this new EP for Lit City Trax. The beats come a distinct second to the omnipresent bass lines and disorientating melodic tones that inhabit the music on offer, but that devastatingly simple approach to composition has yielded six tracks of perfectly otherworldly electronic visions. The space in the mix is loaded with unease, and there's still space for some club ready claps on "First Love", but really this is an exercise in sending the listener off into uncharted territory, and it's a thoroughly successful one at that.
LCTRAX 006
13 May 14
Experimental/Electronic
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I'm Fine - (1:39)
   
Lost - (2:31)
   
Pain - (2:42)
   
Escape - (2:20) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Call (feat Fatima Al Qadiri) - (2:44)
   
I Don't Care - (4:59)
Played by: Mr. Mitch
Review: After a recent turn for Leisure System, emergent bass-minded producer Visionist drops this selection of brief vignettes for Lit City Trax, who previously dealt out some material from DJ Rashad amongst others. It's a strange brew the artist deals in, informed by the primal nature of grime with its bold melodies and unfussy arrangements, except a large portion of the rhythmic motion has been robbed from these tracks. "Lost" features as little thrust in its half-step beat as possible, while "Pain" goes as far as to just use the Casio vocal samples to propel the tune instead of using any kind of beat. "Escape" puts paid to this implied groove with a sharp and snappy set of drums that slice through the spooky arpeggios and primary-coloured melodies, only for everything to settle down once more with the mellow, new age imbued tones of "The Call" and "I Don't Care".
LCTRAX 003
03 Sep 13
Footwork/Juke
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Self- - (1:57) 75 BPM
   
New Obsession - (3:34) 61 BPM
   
Homme - (3:21) 112 BPM
   
Value - (3:58) 79 BPM
   
Your Approval (feat Rolynne) - (3:12) 111 BPM
   
No Idols - (3:47) 99 BPM
   
Made In Hope - (3:37) 60 BPM
   
High Life - (3:27) 105 BPM
   
Exi(s)t - (2:05) 92 BPM
   
Invanity - (2:58) 70 BPM
Played by: Know V.A.
Review: Visionist aka Louis Carnell is off to stardom with this new album, his second to date, after a debut LP for PAN back in 2015. All nice and hyp-like. Big Dada is the label this time, a London unit belonging to Ninja Tune and who have been responsible for the early works of peeps like Wiley. They've clearly decided to head out onto more experimental pastures over recent years, and Value seems to be a perfect representation of where they stand now in terms of sound. The ten-track LP is sparse and loose across all its borders, but the one factor uniting all of its leftifled glory is a sense of coldness. Tunes like "Homme", which are relatively beatless, still have much in common with the likes of "Made In Hope" or "High Life" - the vivid sense of frost binds them together to form one glacial piece of music from the future. Angelic and demonic all at once.
BDDNL 284
20 Oct 17
Experimental/Electronic
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PAN
   
You Stayed - (1:13) 70 BPM
   
Victim - (2:51) 66 BPM
   
1 Guarda - (2:19) 100 BPM
   
I've Said - (1:00) 70 BPM
   
Vffected - (3:23) 61 BPM
   
Sin-cere - (4:00) 65 BPM
   
Safe - (3:16) 70 BPM
   
Let Me In - (3:16) 73 BPM
   
Too Careful To Care - (3:35) 76 BPM
   
Tired Tears, Awake Fears - (3:15) 70 BPM
   
Constraint - (0:58) 93 BPM
   
Sleep Luxury - (3:20) 80 BPM
PAN 067DIGITAL
16 Oct 15
Experimental/Electronic
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Walton - "Cool It VIP" - (4:27) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Gremino - "Rupi VIP" - (5:30)
   
Visionist - "Come In" - (5:13) 136 BPM
   
Vibezin - "A Little Higher" - (5:36)
Review: Keysound bring together a gaggle of relatively fresh names to throw it down in a rowdy fashion. Walton rips into action under a hail of gunshots, deploying some deadly grime strings over a pulsing UK Funky rhythm. Gremino meanwhile has his own brand of virulent bass music to share, moving scattily through all manner of brutal synth notes before pulling off a shockingly long drop out, only to come back barking the same lurching mantra. Visionist is more dextrous with "Come In", scattering a manic array of vocal samples over a moody backbone. Vibezin rounds things off with possibly the most essential cut, catching a strange soundtrack vibe in the midst of a snapping found-sound beat that sounds as future as it gets right now.
LDN 031
06 Aug 12
Bass
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