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Nights
Nights (vocal mix) - (4:30) 55 BPM Hot
Nights (Not Just A dub mix) - (4:45) 55 BPM
Review: Sully is back on Astrophonica, after his previous EP "Swandive", this time teaming up with the talented Manchester vocalist Salo for a truly unique soundscape. The track "Nights" showcases a surprising departure from Sully's signature style. Instead of the usual gritty Jungle breaks, he opts for a cleaner, sharper drum sequence that perfectly complements the stripped-down bassline. This minimalist approach creates a clear canvas for Salo's sweet yet melancholic vocals to soar, leaving a lasting impression. The "Not Just a Dub Mix" offers a contrasting perspective on the track. Sully infuses Salo's vocals with a classic "Tubby" treatment, bringing back the familiar Jungle breaks and pulsating sirens for a club-ready atmosphere.
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APHA 031DD
01 Mar 24
Drum & Bass / Jungle
All Of The Massive
All Of The Massive - (5:11) 160 BPM Hot
What A Rush (feat MC Freddie Supreme) - (6:04) 162 BPM
Selectors On Rotation - (5:56) 53 BPM
Graveyard Slot - (5:30) 53 BPM
Review: Last spotted on his label taking things super slo-mo, Fracture re-ups to his signature junglistic tempo with an EP that's dedicated to every single one of us... 'All Of The Massive' pays homage to the foundations with rowdy, rolling passion and a nod to the hardcore and acid house style basslines. Full strength all the way the rest of the EP probes all manner of jungle/drum & bass/hardcore extremities... 'What A Rush' is a nod to old school Total Science or Spirit with its spaciousness while 'Selectors On Rotation' hits with another big bassline tear-up this time with full focus on the breaks while 'Graveyard Shot' closes with the most beautiful Good Looking style cosmic stepper vibe. Fracture, we love you.
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APHA030DD
17 Nov 23
Drum & Bass / Jungle
Fracture presents: Slow Astro Vol 3 & 4
Fracture / Various
Client_03 - "Suspect Dispenser" (Fracture's Slow mix) - (3:58) 194 BPM
Fracture & Sam Binga - "EBP" (Fracture's Slow mix) - (6:42) 194 BPM Hot
Fracture - "Verhoeven" (Fracture's Slow mix) - (6:45) 194 BPM
Fracture - "Get Raw" (Fracture's Slow mix) - (5:24) 194 BPM
Fracture & Sam Binga - "Conditional" (Fracture's Slow mix) - (5:17) 194 BPM
Client_03 - "Thought Disposal" (Fracture's Slow mix) - (6:48) 194 BPM
Fracture - "Dropping You" (Fracture's Slow mix) - (6:16) 194 BPM
Client_03 - "Wavefile_Dayjob" (Fracture's Slow mix) - (6:37) 195 BPM
Moresounds - "You Don't Know" (Fracture's Slow mix) - (6:08) 194 BPM
Dawn Day Night - "Alcoholic Dance Flow" (Fracture's Slow mix) - (4:19) 194 BPM
Chimpo - "Buzz Army" (Fracture's Slow mix) - (5:17) 194 BPM
Nikki Nair - "It's NP-Complicated" (Fracture's Slow mix) - (4:49) 194 BPM
Damian's Ghost - "All I Remember" (Fracture's Slow mix) - (6:01) 195 BPM
BSN Posse - "No Matter How Far" (Fracture's Slow mix) - (5:03) 194 BPM
Philip D Kick & Om Unit - "Funk 160" (Fracture's Slow mix) - (8:04) 194 BPM
Tehbis & Touchy Subject - "1988" (Fracture's Slow mix) - (5:55) 194 BPM
Dawn Day Night - "Mister Meaner" (Fracture's Slow mix) - (5:34) 193 BPM
Fracture & Neptune - "The Limit" (Fracture's Slow mix) - (6:28) 194 BPM
Various - "Slow Astro: Vol. 3" (continuous DJ mix by Fracture) - (37:50) 194 BPM
Various - "Slow Astro: Vol. 4" (continuous DJ mix by Fracture) - (37:16) 194 BPM
Review: As ever with the Astrophonica overlords, they have delivered us a precious gift of sonic wonder, unveiling Slow Astro volume 3 & 4 from Fracture and a variety of other artists. The beauty of this collection is that, not for one second, do we know what's about to happen next, with different twists and turns around every corner, from the Slow Mix of Philip D & Om Unit's 'Funk 160' masterclass, or Fracture's overhaul of 'Wavefile_Dayjob', unleashing the most acidic of instrumentation into the world. There are a number of highlights, with Fractures remix ability being on full display from start to finish, but his smartly distorted overall of 'Conditional' from Sam Binga and the percussive crunch of his 'No Matter How Far' rethink, originally from BSN Posse are a real pair of standouts.
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APHAC 04DD
26 May 23
Bass
After Life
Voices - (5:24) 53 BPM
Look At The Lights - (6:02) 160 BPM Hot
High Places - (6:16) 160 BPM
Into The Night - (4:48) 53 BPM
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APHA 029DD
07 Apr 23
Drum & Bass / Jungle
Off World Tales
Predator - (3:39) 160 BPM
Clappin Alien Cheekz - (3:13) 160 BPM
Orbit - (4:31) 160 BPM Hot
Future Shock - (3:42) 160 BPM
Hyperspanner - (2:50) 160 BPM
Replicant (feat Om Unit) - (4:32) 160 BPM
The Journey Home - (2:48) 160 BPM
The Journey Home (Party Loop) - (1:39) 160 BPM
Review: Astrophonica have delivered something very unusual with this latest six track collection, ushering in the sonic flavours of Phillip D for a vibrant new LP. Beginning with 'Predator', we jump into a post drum and bass frenzy, as high energy digital jitters sit in front of a heavily delayed percussive backdrop for a high energy introduction, followed by both the post-grime synthetics of 'Clappin Alien Cheekz' and the euphoric drum skips of 'Orbit'. From here, a box of sweeping subs are unleashed in 'Future Shock', giving us a slightly different atmospheric feeling, before 'Hyperspanner' delivers a tasty block of junglist drum sampling. From here, a box of acidic goodies are unleashed on 'Replican't which draws Om Unit into play, before finally, 'The Journey Home' and the following 'Party Loop' version give us a smooth closer, stripping back the arrangement to a drum heavy flick fest, rounding off the EP with a smooth landing.
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APHA 028DD
10 Mar 23
Drum & Bass / Jungle
0860
0860 (feat Eastman) - (5:59) 160 BPM
Buzzing Crew (feat Bluesy Gee) - (4:48) 53 BPM
Booyaka Style - (4:19) 160 BPM
Telepathy - (6:01) 160 BPM
First Aid Kit - (6:25) 160 BPM
Blaze (feat Bryan Gee) - (5:29) 160 BPM
From The Very Top - (5:16) 160 BPM Hot
Kinda Late For A Sunday Night (feat Bryan Gee) - (5:36) 160 BPM
Review: Fracture pays homage to the pirate roots with this epic release which is either a very generous EP or a very modest LP, depending on how you look at it. Either way, it absolutely bumps and rattles with total jungle authenticity. Highlights include the eerie space and early jungle elements of the title track '0860', the total slappage and choppy choppy grit of 'Buzzing Crew', the heavy pressure and deep-seeded murkery of 'Telepathy', the cheeky vocal samples of Bryan Gee on 'Blaze' and the buzzy little rave samples and super-wobbled bass on 'From The Very Top'. Special requests galore.
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APHA 0860DD
02 Dec 22
Drum & Bass / Jungle
Renormalization Support Group
Plug - (4:21) 116 BPM
Where Are U - (6:00) 150 BPM
It's NP-Complicated - (4:49) 150 BPM
Donut Time - (4:52) 137 BPM Hot
Review: This latest outing from the Astrophonica crew is quite the stunner as Nikki Nair arrives in blistering form. We open up our journey with 'Plug', a super glitchy dive into distorted delight and unorthodox processing, giving us quite the wake up call to begin with. From here, the dizzying vocal dots and intense percussive overlays of 'Where Are U' are let loose to fly, before the more audacious bubbling synthesisers of 'It's NP-Complicated' arrive to play a vibrant role in its super acidic makeup. Finally, 'Donut Time' the highly energetic moog melodies of 'Donut Time' see the project draw to a close with a touch of nostalgic flare, rounding us off in style!
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APHA 027DD
23 Sep 22
Bass
On The Dial
Rig Doctor - (4:11) 168 BPM
LUV NRG - (4:25) 58 BPM Hot
Buzz Army - (4:02) 58 BPM
Broad - (4:48) 58 BPM
Review: Dial up, dial in, let us begin... The unstoppable Manchester primate Chimpo flexes his raviest muscles right here on 'On The Dial'. Bright, breezy, wrapped up in lush euphoric pads, each of these cuts sits somewhere between 92 - 2022 and between hardcore and D&B. The result is a collection that will appeal across the spectrum; 'Rig Doctor' is mischievous breaks action, 'Luv NRG' is a cosmic stepper for the ages, 'Buzz Army' prangs out with its wonky synths and darker textures in the bassline while 'Broad' closes on a creeper vibe - all spooky and shoulder hunching. What an EP; big smiles for the dials.
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APHA 026
13 May 22
Drum & Bass / Jungle
Omura
Omura - (4:52) 132 BPM
Advisory List - (5:14) 136 BPM
Maps - (4:51) 129 BPM
Folds - (3:25) 140 BPM
Lake - (4:36) 131 BPM
Xtatic - (3:51) 135 BPM Hot
Termites - (4:47) 90 BPM
Cold Edge - (4:23) 132 BPM
Conditional - (5:57) 140 BPM
6 Foot Drift - (4:58) 134 BPM
Review: Omura sees Fracture and Sam Binga explore the futurist sounds of electro, and are said to have taken influence from acts such as Drexciya and The KLF. The LP is the result of 72 hour studio sessions and virtual collaborations, between their respective homes in Bristol and London. Feel the brooding sci-fi beats of "Advisory List", icy and glacial dub techno aesthetics work their way into "Lake", then bounce along to the dystopian ferocity of "Termites" or the nefarious computer funk of "Conditional".
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APHALP 004DD
06 May 22
Electro
All I Remember
All I Remember - (5:37) 160 BPM Hot
On The Mist - (6:00) 160 BPM
Review: This latest two track drop from the team over as Astrophonica is a spicy little number indeed, welcoming the sounds of Darmian's Ghost inside for a euphoric two-track dive into futuristic jungle drums and hardcore arrangement. We begin with 'All I Remember', a sultry roller, given life by a thunderous bassline below well processed and carefully sliced drum breaks, tied together with an eerie sense of atmospheric pressure through the pad textures above. On the flip, those pads are back and in even more intensity as 'On The Mist' delivers a glittering combination of more rave-style melody with slightly quicker drum slices for another gorgeous episode. Fabulous work.
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APHALTD 004DD
10 Dec 21
Drum & Bass / Jungle
Show Your Respect
Show Your Respect - (4:06) 160 BPM Hot
Forward - (6:55) 57 BPM
Review: When we explore half-time D&B and its surrounding cousin genres, the most important thing for us is the uniqueness in sound design and sonic structure. That is an area in which both Astrophonica & Moresounds are able to thrive, with this latest EP showcasing mastery in both attributes. We begin with the metallic snare slaps and bulbous bass bounces of 'Show Your Respect', which give the track instant body and a wicked sense of energy without ever getting too intense to enjoy. On the flip, 'Forward' fuses a combination of jungle themes and dancehall drum patterns with grizzly sub-bass designs and sweeping atmospheric textures for an absolute whirlwind of a creation. Both of these originals will cause serious dancefloor damage!
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APHALTD 003DD
15 Oct 21
Bass
Can't Do It
Can't Do It - (6:25) 163 BPM Hot
Spinnin - (4:17) 136 BPM
Feelin (feat Fracture) - (4:26) 138 BPM
Hush - (7:08) 55 BPM
Review: Bangers in the key of L: Astrophonica welcome Club Glow's L Major with this walloping beat-fast 'Can't Do It'. Don't be fooled by the title, either, this young Londoner can do definitely do it... The title track instantly shows his love and ability for authentic jungle with its crafted breaks and springy drops into halftime. Elsewhere the Major orders us on a two-step UKG tip as both 'Spinning' and 'Feeling' (a collab with label boss Fracture) hit with that classic spacious late 90s UK garage charm before 'Hush' finishes the EP on a big cosmic jungle blow-out. Think Goodlooking but with 2021 cahones. Bloody L this is Major league business.
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APHA 025DD
20 Aug 21
Drum & Bass / Jungle
Some Love
Some Love - (3:30) 160 BPM
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AIR 002
16 Apr 21
Bass
User Viewport
User Viewport - (5:16) 130 BPM
Protection Service Provider - (4:09) 134 BPM
Wavefile_Dayjob - (4:17) 134 BPM Hot
Love & Or Hate Trigger - (5:00) 134 BPM
Review: With electro on the charge in 2021, Fracture & Neptun's Astrophonica label continues their support of the fresh, up and coming, and dope-as talent, Client_03. Presenting the project's fourth release since debuting in 2019, User Viewport sees Client_03 go deep, heavy and melodic in "Love & Or Hate Trigger" - the sweetest track on this EP - with the rest of the record turning in a gnarlier, more acid tipped edge. With the title-track riffing on Orwellian themes of surveillance with its unsettling vocal, "Wavefile_Dayjob" keeps it stripped back and bassline centric, as does "Protection Service Provider" only with a trippier, cosmic touch.
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APHA 024DD
22 Jan 21
Electro
Swandive
Werk - (4:47) 168 BPM Hot
Poison - (3:22) 166 BPM
Swandive - (6:31) 168 BPM
Memories - (4:44) 56 BPM
Review: Sully's latest swansong has been stimulating murmurs of excitement over the last few months, the type of hype that you get rarely enough to know it means something special. Swandive has landed on Fracture's Astrophonica and the result is a four-tracker of potent creativity, a crashing jungle release that blends the genre's recognisable core with a heady dose of experimentation. Its title tune is the best example; a fractious melee of elbows and knees, a perfectly judged progression from spacey pads to all-encompassing percussive persuasion. It's really hard to describe this track as it's like nothing else you'll have heard before, but it lays down the law for the rest of the EP and 'Werk' is especially good as well. Unbelievable Jeff.
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APHA 023DD
09 Oct 20
Drum & Bass / Jungle
As We Continue
Drips - (3:39) 53 BPM Hot
160909313 - (3:38) 80 BPM
Funk 160 - (4:30) 80 BPM
Summer Moods - (3:15) 80 BPM
The Riviera - (4:07) 80 BPM
Clouds - (4:24) 80 BPM
Played by: Fracture, Hex, Kessler, WDDS
Review: Largely the port of call for the drum and bass of Fracture & Neptune, Astrophonica's discography has seen curios like Machinedrum, Sully and Om Unit, otherwise known here as Philip D Kick, make an appearance over the years. As We Continue presents Om Unit's second release as 'D Kick' on Astrophonica, which may leave you wondering, do electric sheep dream of dubstep? If there ever was an answer it would most likely be "Drip", while for some uptempo, future bassline house look to "Clouds". With space age soul meeting the frenetic UK rhythms of jungle and bit-graded rave in "The Riveria" this EP moves from woozy ghetto house and footwork in "Summer Modes" to some Drexciyian electro motifs in "160909313", not to mention the post-post future dubstep of "Funk 160". You may pass, totally dope.
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APHA 022DD
17 Jul 20
Footwork/Juke
On Right Now/Chessington
On Right Now - (4:35) 160 BPM Hot
Chessington - (3:31) 160 BPM
Review: What more can you ask for when it comes to half time link ups? For this saucy little number are thrilled to see a top quality link up between Fracture & Sam Binga, who combines their incredibly precise production styles to deliver a top quality two track creation on Astrophonica. The A-side takes the title 'On Right Now' and boy is it it a party starter. We are greeted by stunning synthetic arpeggio lines which glisten away above sizzling sub textures and flicking hi hat patterns to bring us a fabulous bag of grooves. On the flip-side, 'Chessington' delivers a secondary punch, built around a much more jungle-inspired set of rhythms, this one boasts meaty sub lines and a cheeky selection of melodic inputs, making it the perfect energy injection for any selection!
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AIR 001
08 May 20
Bass
Thought Disposal
Thought Disposal - (4:43) 140 BPM Hot
Input Reflector - (4:35) 127 BPM
Am I Reaching You - (5:00) 126 BPM
Personality Converter - (4:34) 133 BPM
Self Doubt Injector - (4:55) 131 BPM
Review: Badass vibes coming outta Client_03 again for Fracture & Neptune's Astrophonica label which delivers the artist in mentions second ever release solo. Landing somewhere between purist electro and grey area dubstep with tracks like "Input Reflector", its five productions weave through sci-fi atmospheres, distortion and squelch with hardcore drums, break beats and deeper rhythms. Seriously headsy stuff you'd imagine hearing at a Ukranian rave in an abandoned outpost somewhere to the mean streets of the UK or Berlin's edgier underground. At your disposal.
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APHA 021DD
08 May 20
Bass
Testbed_Output_01
Testbed_Output_01 A - (22:05) 129 BPM Hot
Testbed_Output_01 B - (22:29) 160 BPM
Review: For this new two track piece from the Astrophonica imprint, we encourage you all to open your minds to the pure brilliance of Client_03, who has put together two incredibly well designed pieces of digital soundscaping, with names as raw as they come. Firstly, we check out the moogy bass rolls and constantly evolving rhythmic layouts of 'Testbed_Output_01 A' which most certainly hits home. On the flip, the pace is quickened as 'Testbed_Output_01 B' ups the tempo with a more footwork style rhythmic design, incorporating vinyl scratch lines above and bouncy 808 bass drums below for maximum rave energy.
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APHAC 001C
06 Mar 20
Bass
20 (DJ Mix)
Various / Fracture
Sully - "Flock" - (3:24) 160 BPM Hot
Philip D Kick - "Vibe Off" (feat DJ Spinn) - (1:59) 160 BPM
Fracture - "Big Up The Ladies" - (2:36) 160 BPM
Fracture - "Take You" (feat Lucie La Mode) - (1:35) 160 BPM
Fracture - "Cold & Rain" (feat Inaya Day) - (2:47) 160 BPM
Client_03 - "Hope Repeater" - (2:47) 160 BPM
Dawn Day Night - "Voodoo Vibe" - (2:47) 160 BPM
Dawn Day Night - "Mister Meaner" - (2:48) 160 BPM
Moresounds - "Flocon" - (3:08) 160 BPM
Fracture, Rider Shafique & Sam Binga - "Back It Up" - (2:13) 166 BPM
DgoHn - "Lost & Found" - (3:52) 169 BPM
Fracture & Neptune - "Customtone" (feat Martin Fieber) - (4:07) 57 BPM
Fracture & Neptune - "Dust Ball" - (4:28) 58 BPM
Fracture & Neptune - "Hull Breach" - (3:29) 174 BPM
Fracture & Neptune - "The Limit" - (4:44) 58 BPM
Fracture - "Bad Habit" - (4:22) 58 BPM
Fracture & Neptune - "Clissold" - (5:14) 58 BPM
Moresounds - "Pure Niceness" - (2:34) 174 BPM
Lewis James - "Your Love Is A Power" (feat DandansK) - (3:35) 174 BPM
Tehbis & Touchy Subject - "Magnet For Your Mind" (feat Yawning Young) - (2:11) 174 BPM
Played by: Villem
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APHADIGILP 002MIX
31 Jan 20
Drum & Bass / Jungle
20
Various
Fracture & Neptune - "Clissold" - (5:57) 58 BPM
Fracture & Neptune - "Hull Breach" - (6:12) 58 BPM
Fracture & Neptune - "Dust Ball" - (6:33) 57 BPM
Fracture & Neptune - "The Limit" - (6:24) 57 BPM Hot
Fracture & Neptune - "Customtone" (feat Martin Fieber) - (5:48) 57 BPM
Fracture - "Bad Habit" - (5:39) 170 BPM
Dawn Day Night - "Voodoo Vibe" - (3:14) 160 BPM
Dawn Day Night - "Mister Meaner" - (3:49) 160 BPM
Moresounds - "Flocon" - (5:04) 160 BPM
Fracture, Rider Shafique & Sam Binga - "Back It Up" - (2:43) 165 BPM
Moresounds - "Pure Niceness" - (4:59) 170 BPM
Sully - "Flock" - (4:42) 160 BPM
Tehbis & Touchy Subject - "Magnet For Your Mind" (feat Yawning Young) - (3:00) 170 BPM
Fracture - "Cold & Rain" (feat Inaya Day) - (3:53) 160 BPM
Lewis James - "Your Love Is A Power" (feat DandansK) - (6:31) 174 BPM
Fracture - "Take You" (feat Lucie La Mode) - (4:35) 160 BPM
Philip D Kick - "Vibe Off" (feat DJ Spinn) - (3:35) 160 BPM
Client_03 - "Hope Repeater" - (4:30) 160 BPM
Fracture - "Big Up The Ladies" - (3:28) 160 BPM
DgoHn - "Lost & Found" - (5:34) 164 BPM
Review: As always with Astrophonica, we are in for a treat with this one, as they get busy with a top quality compilation selection, unveiling twenty pulsating originals under the name '20'. Whilst examining the vibes on this one, we noticed that it really does cover all the basis when it comes to high tempo bass music, from the grizzly roller arrangements of 'Hull Breach' from Fracture & Neptune to the bouncy footwork flavours of Dawn Day Night's 'Voodoo Vibe'. There are most certainly some clear standouts, with Fracture, Rider Shafique & Sam Binga pulling together for a spicy original on 'Back It Up', alongside Sully's super colourful junglist roller 'Flock' and the eerie flute work of 'Flocon' from Moresounds. A very interesting listen!
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APHADIGILP 002
20 Jan 20
Drum & Bass / Jungle
DgoHn
Sporks - (5:26) 160 BPM Hot
Dolorous Dick'ead - (5:10) 170 BPM
Acacia Road - (5:05) 160 BPM
Lost & Found - (5:34) 164 BPM
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APHA 020DD
06 Dec 19
Drum & Bass / Jungle
Fracture Presents/Turbo (DJ Mix)
Various / Fracture
Fracture & Sam Binga - "EBP" - (3:11) 160 BPM Hot
Fracture - "Verhoeven" - (3:57) 160 BPM
Fracture - "Get Raw" - (2:14) 160 BPM
Fracture & Neptune - "Chal Dub" - (3:24) 160 BPM
Client_03 - "Hope Repeater" - (3:50) 160 BPM
Fracture - "Turbo Toms" - (1:51) 160 BPM
Fracture - "Sci-fi Tramp" - (2:42) 160 BPM
Philip D Kick & Om Unit - "Bleach" - (2:36) 160 BPM
Sam Binga & ONHELL - "A Mighty Quest" - (2:22) 160 BPM
Fracture - "Brothers & Sisters" - (2:25) 160 BPM
Fracture - "Big Up The Ladies" - (2:36) 160 BPM
Fracture - "Percussion Sweet" - (3:34) 160 BPM
Philip D Kick - "Work That" - (3:01) 160 BPM
Addison Groove - "Redeye" - (2:59) 160 BPM
Fracture - "Dropping You" - (2:48) 160 BPM
Lewis James - "Kit 5000" - (2:47) 160 BPM
Hyroglifics - "Aura" - (2:22) 162 BPM
Fracture - "Northbound Spiral" - (3:03) 170 BPM
Moresounds - "You Don't Know" - (2:01) 170 BPM
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APHALP003 DDMIX
08 Nov 19
Drum & Bass / Jungle
Fracture Presents: Turbo
Various
Fracture - "Get Raw" - (4:48) 160 BPM
Moresounds - "You Don't Know" - (3:30) 170 BPM
Sam Binga & ONHELL - "A Mighty Quest" - (3:53) 160 BPM
Addison Groove - "Redeye" - (4:30) 160 BPM
Hyroglifics - "Aura" - (4:03) 160 BPM
Lewis James - "Kit5000" - (4:19) 160 BPM
Philip D Kick/Om Unit - "Bleach" - (4:13) 160 BPM
Fracture & Sam Binga - "EBP" - (4:25) 160 BPM Hot
Review: Four-to-the-floor, let us hear you roar... Fracture's Astrophonica goes into techno overdrive with this crucial collection of 4x4 inspired jams. With cuts from the bossman himself, Lewis James, Addison Groove, Moresounds, Sam Binga and Om Unit (under his Philip D Kick alias) all running rampant at around 160BPM there's a heavy stench of hardcore rolling throughout this unique collection. Highlights include the acid funk frenzy of Addison Groove's "Redeye", the ghettotek badness of Binga & ONHELL's "A Mighty Quest" and the late night 23rd century car chase vibes of Lewis James' "Kit5000". These are just a handful of examples of the truly unique fusions on offer here. Astrophonica are way ahead of the game right here.
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APHALP 003DD
25 Oct 19
Drum & Bass / Jungle
Hope Repeater
Hope Repeater - (4:30) 107 BPM
Interest Reset - (3:33) 140 BPM
Suspect Dispenser - (3:29) 133 BPM Hot
1nce Again - (3:54) 140 BPM
Prosperity Stream Divider - (7:55) 126 BPM
Review: Client_03 appears to be a new act, but as Hope Repeater is out on Fracture & Neptune's label, it's clear that the quality level will be high. The title track is a hypnotic stepper that resounds to lithe rhythms and layered, atmospheric synths."1nce Again" sees Client_03 pick up the pace with a clanging metallic bass, while "Interest Reset" is an acid-led affair that rides a steel-plated rhythm. It's only on the title track that Client_03 reaches a drum'n'bass tempo, but by this stage the swirling acid and niggling rhythm will have mesmerised even the most exacting audience.
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APHA 018DD
26 Jul 19
Breakbeat
Big Up The Ladies
Big Up The Ladies - (3:28) 160 BPM Hot
Percussion Sweet - (5:05) 160 BPM
Verhoeven - (4:59) 160 BPM
Sci-Fi Tramp - (4:06) 160 BPM
Played by: Fracture
Review: Fracture's uttered many a word of wisdom over the years, but this is perhaps his clearest manifesto to date: "Big Up The Ladies" is a schizoid rave jam with more twists than a wook's hairline and more turns than a driving test. It sets the tone for the rest of the exceptional EP; "Percussion Street" is a total turbo Berghain power jam, all vicious 4/4s and outrageously sharp stabs, "Verhoeven" is a slamming breakbeat cut with a bassline like treacle while "Sci-Fi Tramp" pays homage to your dad with more stampy kicks and a menacing sense of techno grunt. Outstanding stuff, as ever from Astrophonica's commander in chief.
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APHA 019DD
12 Apr 19
Drum & Bass / Jungle
Gradients Vol 2
Various
Fracture & Neptune - "Chal Dub" - (4:58) 160 BPM
Luke Vibert - "165 303" - (4:05) 165 BPM
Sam Binga, Lewis James & Rider Shafique - "Everfresh" - (3:20) 175 BPM
Taso & Fracture - "Lose You" - (3:38) 160 BPM
BSN Posse - "No Matter How Far" - (3:53) 160 BPM
Moresounds - "Shut Up" - (4:30) 175 BPM Hot
Falty DL - "A Day At The Races" - (5:07) 158 BPM
Groves - "Hennessy Brown" - (4:38) 170 BPM
Proc Fiskal - "Soundwise" - (4:29) 159 BPM
Dream Continuum - "Ride Away" - (4:36) 170 BPM
ONHELL & Sigrah - "On Sight" - (3:25) 170 BPM
DieMantle - "Be Right There" - (3:44) 160 BPM
Fracture - "Dropping You" - (4:42) 160 BPM
Sully - "Qualia" - (5:27) 55 BPM
Played by: Fracture, Calculon, Hex
Review: Few labels hit the spot like Fracture's Astrophonica. Home to breaksmithery's most innovative waifs and strays, every release writhes in those gloopy, unfathomable pastures between jungle, juke, beats and just straight up sick electronica. This sophomore edition of the label's V/A Gradients series is a perfect example as everyone from Luke Vibert to Sully lay down powerful designs. Every single track is a highlight but you'd be mad not to get mucky with Binga, James and Shafique's "Everfresh", get lost in the dubby wooziness of Groves' "Hennessy Brown", get air punchy to Fracture's technoid thumper "Dropping Yu" or get straight up sexual to BSN Posse's "No Matter How Far"... Ain't no track too steep, Gradients has every single breakbeat flavour you could need this season.
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APHALP 002
30 Nov 18
Drum & Bass / Jungle
Warriah
Warriah - (4:06) 170 BPM
Played by: Calculon
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APHALTD 002DD
28 Sep 18
Drum & Bass / Jungle
Pathways
In Formation - (4:50) 107 BPM
Work That - (4:06) 80 BPM
Drown - (3:25) 80 BPM Hot
Vibe Off (feat DJ Spinn) - (3:35) 80 BPM
For Real - (4:08) 107 BPM
Review: Philip D Kick, a name championed form the infamous dystopian fiction writer, comes through as a debutant on our charts, courtesy of the ever-impressive Astrophonica outlet...and the producer has unquestionably brought the vibes to the foray. The Pathways EP kicks off with the frantic 303 bursts of "In Formation", before turning all deep and jazzy on the jungle-leaning "Work That", and then the full-blown drums and bass of "Drown". DJ Spinn features on "Vibe Off", a minimalistic, breaks-filled glitcher, and "For Real" scatters drums hither and dither, shaping up some new forms of neo-jungle for others to catch onto. Wicked stuff - recommended!
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APHA 017DD
01 Jun 18
Footwork/Juke
Take You
Take You (feat Lucie La Mode) - (4:35) 160 BPM
Northbound Spiral - (4:17) 170 BPM Hot
Played by: Calculon
Review: Whistle crew! Horn crew! Astrophonica crew! Whichever crew you find yourself entrenched in, "Take You" is tailor made for you personally. Piano-smashing, Italo-house riffing, hardcore-rinsing, it's the Astro bossman at his most positive and rave-evangelical. "Northbound Spiral" takes us deeper down the 1990 rabbit hole with a darkstyle energy, nagging riffy insistency and some brilliantly loose off-grid drum energy. Hardcore - you know the score.
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APHA 016DD
23 Feb 18
Drum & Bass / Jungle
Shapeshifter
Shapeshifter - (4:16) 170 BPM
Ferro - (5:31) 57 BPM
Your Love Is A Power (feat DanDansK) - (6:31) 174 BPM Hot
Turbo - (4:35) 174 BPM
Played by: Hex, Pryzma
Review: Fresh from appearing on Astrophonica's Gradients collection, Lowriding Lewis James makes his full EP debut with "Shapeshifter". The title track sets the scene with measured chill charm before "Ferro" ups the ante with a blissful pitched-up vocal and dramatic high-tension drum groove and acidic bass plunges while "Your Love Is A Power" explores more of a jungle structure with a mystic loop and a scorching vocal from Dan Dans K. Finally we hurtle back, nose-first, into this stinking planet with the gnarled-out hard-stepper "Turbo". The name gives you all the clues you need. Lewis is bang on the money right here.
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APHA 015DD
13 Oct 17
Drum & Bass / Jungle
Cold & Rain
Cold & Rain (feat Inaya Day) - (3:53) 160 BPM Hot
Your Time - (5:06) 172 BPM
On My Mind - (4:31) 164 BPM
Fracture X Alix Perex - "So High" - (4:40) 170 BPM
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APHA 014DD
04 Aug 17
Drum & Bass / Jungle
Gradients
Various
Stray - "Blink" - (3:37) 160 BPM
Moresounds - "Warriah" - (5:27) 170 BPM
Touchy Subject - "Cosmic Tales" - (4:02) 174 BPM
Sam Binga - "BFT" - (3:42) 160 BPM
Fracture - "Back Up In This" - (4:18) 170 BPM
Lewis James - "Snook" - (5:10) 170 BPM
Fracture & Neptune - "Whatever" - (5:01) 170 BPM
DBridge - "DB Vs 45 King" - (4:51) 160 BPM
Sully - "We're Here" - (4:22) 148 BPM
Sully - "Helios" (Philip D Kick remix) - (3:52) 160 BPM
Tusais - "Blakout" - (3:09) 170 BPM
DJ Earl X Fracture - "Statisfyee" - (3:45) 160 BPM
Tehbis - "Alphabet Ooz" - (3:44) 160 BPM
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APHALP 001DD
21 Apr 17
Drum & Bass / Jungle
Magnet For Your Mind
1988 - (4:30) 160 BPM Hot
Tebhis - "Harrangutan" - (3:18) 130 BPM
Kush - (3:46) 173 BPM
Elephants In The Room - (4:58) 152 BPM
Magnet For Your Mind (feat Yawning Young) - (3:00) 170 BPM
He Who Knows (feat Yawning Young) - (4:14) 132 BPM
Played by: Fracture
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APHA 013DD
23 Sep 16
Drum & Bass / Jungle
Flock
Flock - (4:42) 160 BPM
Helios - (4:29) 158 BPM
Crystal Cuts - (4:08) 159 BPM Hot
Hours, Miles & Still... - (5:13) 55 BPM
Played by: Hex
Review: Fresh his Keysound D&B opus Blue, Sully returns to Astrophonica with four pristine slabs of breakbeat science. "Flock" places the full strength melodic elements over the faraway amen echoes in a way that's not dissimilar to early Good Looking. "Helios" is a much colder flashback to the darker corners of jungle's formative dance; all breathy minor key chords and vapour trails of paranoia countered neatly by a precision dub vocal sample. "Crystal Cuts" recalibrates the focus to the drums by way of broad jazz chord strokes while "Hours/Miles & Still" concludes affairs on an emotional electronica tip where the breakbeats thanks to a beautifully arresting intro. Powerful.
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APHA 012DD
04 Dec 15
Drum & Bass / Jungle
Luv Ta Luv Ya
Luv Ta Luv Ya - (4:49) 160 BPM
Review: Fracture's entrenchment in the rave foundations reaches a new depth as he revisits The Skeleton Krew's 1992 hardcore classic "Luv Ta Luv Ya". Retaining all the messy majesty of the original while ensuring it's ballsy and muscular enough for today's D&B dancefloor, it's yet another flashback without the unnecessary additional OTT production guff many old school updates have to suffer. Pure futuristic nostalgia.
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APHALTD 001DD
22 Jun 15
Drum & Bass / Jungle
Pure Niceness
Reality Tune - (3:46) 160 BPM
Altercations - (4:51) 160 BPM
Pure Niceness - (4:59) 170 BPM
Dead & Bury (feat Fracture) - (4:22) 160 BPM Hot
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APHA 011DD
27 Apr 15
Drum & Bass / Jungle
FDGD
She Want It Ruff - (4:12) 170 BPM Hot
Back It Up - (2:43) 165 BPM
Bubble - (3:03) 170 BPM
She Want It Ruff (Logos Space Jam) - (3:51) 170 BPM
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APHA 010DD
29 Sep 14
Drum & Bass / Jungle
Moresounds EP
Blood - (4:36) 85 BPM Hot
Riddim Again - (4:01) 80 BPM
Flocon - (5:04) 80 BPM
Estacion - (3:04) 107 BPM
Estacion (extended mix) - (5:05) 107 BPM
Flocon (House Of Black Lanterns remix) - (6:11) 80 BPM
Played by: Fracture
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APHA 009DD
18 Nov 13
Deep Dubstep
Re-Animations EP
The Re-Animation Of Scottie - (4:32)
Hold That Leg Up - (3:40)
Mister Meaner - (3:49) 159 BPM
Higher Plains - (3:18) 160 BPM Hot
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APHA 008
12 Aug 13
Drum & Bass / Jungle
Re-Animations EP
The Re-Animation Of Scottie - (4:32) 140 BPM Hot
Hold That Leg Up - (3:40) 140 BPM
Mister Meaner - (3:49) 80 BPM
Higher Plains - (3:18) 80 BPM
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APHA 008DD
12 Aug 13
Deep Dubstep
Clissold VIP
Clissold - (5:32) 170 BPM
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APHAVIP 003
01 Apr 13
Drum & Bass / Jungle
Clissold
Clissold - (5:32) 170 BPM
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APHAVIP 003DD
01 Apr 13
Drum & Bass / Jungle
Dawn Day Night EP
Alcoholic Dance Flow - (3:36) Hot
Death Of Scorpio - (3:12)
Big Booty Girls - (4:11)
Voodoo Vibe - (3:14)
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APHA 007
29 Oct 12
Drum & Bass / Jungle
Dawn Day Night EP
Alcoholic Dance Flow - (3:36) 160 BPM
Death Of Scorpio - (3:12) 159 BPM
Big Booty Girls - (4:11) 170 BPM
Voodoo Vibe - (3:14) 160 BPM Hot
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APHA 007DD
29 Oct 12
Drum & Bass / Jungle
Bad Habit VIP
Bad Habit - (4:32)
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APHAVIP 002
18 Jun 12
Drum & Bass / Jungle
Bad Habit
Bad Habit - (4:32) 170 BPM
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APHAVIP 002DD
18 Jun 12
Drum & Bass / Jungle
The Limit VIP
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APHAVIP 001
07 May 12
Drum & Bass / Jungle
The Limit
The Limit - (5:14) 115 BPM
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APHAVIP 001DD
07 May 12
Footwork/Juke
Retrospect: A Decade Of Fracture & Neptune
Ventura (feat Martin Fieber) - (6:29) 57 BPM
Firefly - (7:38) 171 BPM
Apollo - (7:23) 57 BPM
Wrong Think - (6:02) 57 BPM
Too Doggone Funky - (6:59) 169 BPM
Colemanism - (8:05) 57 BPM Hot
Deadlands - (5:36) 174 BPM
Customtone (feat Martin Fieber) - (5:48) 57 BPM
Bless Me - (7:01) 170 BPM
Continuities - (6:18) 169 BPM
Forgotten Roads - (8:35) 56 BPM
Widescreen - (8:00) 172 BPM
Fracture - "The Windchill Factor" - (6:46) 58 BPM
Guava - (6:04) 172 BPM
The Ice Planet - (7:27) 170 BPM
Stu Haxton - "Miss Sunrise" (Fracture & Neptune remix) - (6:13) 57 BPM
Our Sound - (6:59) 57 BPM
Flashing Light - (6:26) 170 BPM
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APHADIGILP 001
30 May 11
Drum & Bass / Jungle
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