Arcade - (4:00) 130 BPM
   
Chrome - (3:31) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: They say that if people's early fears of the effects of video games were correct then we'd all be in dark rooms, listening to bleeps and munching pills like Pacman. This retro arcade game themed single by Champion sounds nothing like anything anyone could've imagined music of the future would sound like. "Arcade" mixes nostalgic 8-bit melodies and doomy post-apocalyptic soundscapes punctuated by clattering metallic beats. "Chrome" meanwhile fuses a staccato bass-step edge with moody depth.
FRMD 007
03 Jun 16
UK Garage
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Execution X Formula (Execution VIP) - (3:56) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bowsers Castle VIP - (4:20) 130 BPM
   
Cannon (Dismantle VIP) - (3:52) 130 BPM
Review: Champion is the boss of Formula records, currently riding high following the success of their recent f=BASS compilation and the launch of new digital imprint F2. Now as a kind of post-coital musical cigarette, Formula leans back and sparks up three new sizzlers from his stockpile of musical ammo. Both "Execution" and "Bowsers Castle" tracks gets his own VIP treatment, with the former getting a sleek digi-dub makeover and the latter turned into an 8-bit wobble attack. Dismantle also tackles "Cannon", delivering a carnival-tinged apocalypse of a remix.
FRMD 004
18 Sep 15
UK Garage
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Get Down - (4:12) 87 BPM
   
Radio Babylon - (4:33) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: The powerhouse partnership of Champion and Mele get lively with two sterling slices of busted-beat naughtiness. There's a great sense of early 2000s, formative dubstep/dark garage at play as the pair lay down a series of angular breakbeats and sheet metal, groaning bass. "Get Down" is all about the subverted two-step, all slinky and off-beat. "Radio Babylon", meanwhile, speaks a similar language while teasing deftly with a Meat Beat Manifesto sample. Both absolutely kill it.
FRM 009
30 Sep 15
Bass
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Sensitivity - (4:47) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tun Up Di Bass - (4:40) 129 BPM
   
Sensitivity (Acappella) - (3:39)
Played by: Seiji, Champion
Review: "Sensitivity" is already a hit thanks to spins on Rinse FM this summer and a place on Ben UFO's standout Rinse:16 mix (ensuring its undoubted crossover success). It's also one of Champion's deadliest productions to date coming on his own imprint, Formula. With a hollowed out bassline, rich in melody, and its incisive UKF rhythm, the real hook comes in the form of Ruby Lee Ryder's vocals, which put the efforts of most US R&B stars to shame. It's accompanied by "Tun Up Di Bass", a much more grime influenced production with stuttering drums and razor sharp bassline. Rounding things off is the acapella from "Sensitivity" for those DJs who want to get adventurous with their mixing. In an ideal world this single would be sitting at the head of the top 40 - essential stuff.
FRM 002
21 Nov 11
UK Garage
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Crazy - (4:15) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Crazy (Terror Danjah & DOK remix) - (3:45) 140 BPM
   
Pepper Pot (Crazy instrumental) - (4:15) 129 BPM
FRM 003
30 Sep 15
UK Garage
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Like This - (2:57) 87 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Like This (instrumental) - (2:57) 87 BPM
Review: Clash of the London titans: Formula and Bluku Music bump musical fists and get Killjoy and Newham General D Double E busy on a beat. Killjoy's angular groove is spiked out enough to complement D's distinctive flow but heavy enough to justify a crisp instrumental. Heavy.
FRMD 005
18 Jan 16
Bass
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Lighter - (7:15) 130 BPM
   
Lighter VIP - (4:33) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bongoshot - (4:16) 129 BPM
FRM 001
13 Sep 11
UK Garage
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In The Dance - (4:29) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Groggy - (4:33) 129 BPM
   
New Era - (3:32) 65 BPM
Played by: Notion
FRMD 002
19 May 14
Bass
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In The Dance - (4:29) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Groggy - (4:33) 129 BPM
   
New Era - (3:32) 130 BPM
Review: Londoner Flava D appears on Champion's Formula label with three sizzlers guaranteed to light up the dance floor, especially on the raw beatbox attack of the carnival-primed "In The Dance". The energy remains for the next two tracks, if a little moodier, on the rolling UKF pounder "Groggy" and the skippy fizz of "New Era". Solid.
FRMD 002
12 May 14
UK Garage
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Wheels - (4:33) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bare Fields - (4:51) 131 BPM
Review: Flava D is a no-nonsense gal who is known for delivery tough but poppy UKG and bass jams. Here though she follows up the melodic vibes of Closer with two slices of dirtier, underground tuneage. "Wheels" is an impressive exercise in percussion with lolloping tropical rhythms that underpin dark carnival trumpet stabs and erratic snippets of chanting. An instrumental anthem if ever there was one. "Bare Fields" is slightly lighter though, speeding up some 4 x 4 wobble and adding an extra skippiness and even some vaguely Middle Eastern melodies. Strong.
FRMD 006
08 Apr 16
UK Garage
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What I Want - (6:03) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
What I Want (Killjoy mix) - (5:43)
   
What I Want (Jamie Hustle mix) - (6:05)
   
What I Want (Notion mix) - (4:11)
Played by: Dom 877
FRM 006
30 Sep 13
Bass
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Ground Collapse - (5:50) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ground Collapse (Maddslinky Nj Shuffle mix) - (4:52)
   
Ground Collapse (Mickey Pearce mix) - (4:31)
Review: The bass merchant more commonly known as Champion dons his Hayfever guise for the first time. A new project dedicated to pushing both his own creative boundaries and that of bass music, this alter-ego debut comes with a rich stench of classic UKG and the wonky, unpredictable house that you used to find on the Classic-offshoot Music For Freaks. Big strutting snares, weeping bass and oodles of funk coded deep within the riddim, it's an exciting new addition to Champion's already impressive repertoire. Remix-wise Zed Bias dons his Maddslinky hat for some shuffling, bumpy 4/4 fun while Mickey Pearce strips it all back and gets his stutter funk on with some raw some magic. Spotless.
FRM 008
17 Feb 14
Bass
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Pleasure Dome - (5:44)
   
One Objecktive - (6:17) Biggest-selling track on this release
FRM 005
10 Jun 13
Bass
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Drop To The Max - (5:03) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Raw Sex - (3:46) 128 BPM
   
Dollars - (4:38) 62 BPM
Review: With releases on Mad Decent and Southern Fried to their name, Birmingham duo Hybrid Theory are fast becoming stars in the all-action world of bass music. Here, they continue their hard-to-define explorations, which variously doff a Snapback to grime, UKG, UK funky and deep house. Opener "Drop To The Max" gets things rolling via pulsating sub-bass, cut down rave stabs, locked in house beats and an almighty breakdown that should get hands rocketing skywards on the dancefloor. "Raw Sex" is an altogether more robust proposition, with dirty great bass and grime electronics wrapped around a hissing UKG rhythm. Finally, Hybrid Theory break up the beats a little on "Dollars", which is impressively sparse in its production, but no less effective. Once the bass and watery melodies take hold, you'll be hooked.
FRMD 003
30 Sep 15
Bass
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Magnetic - (5:52)
   
Higher - (4:55)
   
Don't Wanna - (5:30) Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Timbah, PVC, Lenkemz, Hank Limit
FRMD 001
02 Nov 13
Bass
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Moving Target - (3:28) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Killjoy X Champion - "Sludge" - (3:52) 126 BPM
   
Yaga Yaga - (3:03) 128 BPM
Review: Nottingham's Killjoy has laid low for a quite a while now, but he's back out in the open with the Moving Target EP. The break's done him good as this wobble hero has sought to mess with the low frequencies in new and exciting ways. The title track is an assertive beast with asymmetric tropical riddims, weird sounds and a creepy metallic bassline. Champion joins the laughs on cheeky wobbler "Sludge" with its cool carnival vibes. Lastly "Yaga Yaga" is pure, future 4 x 4 energy. Welcome back Mr Killjoy, we've been expecting you.
FRMD 008
03 Feb 17
UK Garage
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Living Dead - (4:30) 64 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hustler - (5:09) 128 BPM
Played by: Mr Brainz
Review: Nina Wilde has had an impressive run of form in 2015, and the young Wolverhampton bass head has landed herself a spot on the UK's excellent Formula imprint after a series of magnetic EP for the likes of Bass=Win and Low Pitched, among others. "Living Dead" is a deadly, slithering bass stormer that sits somewhere between dubstep and house - you can surely imagine what it sounds like. "Hustler", on the other hand, ditches the house and drops in the garage drums, making for another heavy-loaded but of mutant four-to-the-floor. Deadly.
FT 004
20 Nov 15
Bass
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Digits - (5:09) 127 BPM
   
Soundbwoy Killa - (5:12) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Watch Here - (5:42) 127 BPM
Review: Expect low slung, synth-laden party beats to erupt from this three-track release by Notion. The "Digits EP" gets things started with a burst of bleepy beats in aptly entitled "Digits", which is all hazy computerized sounds and simple progressions before it drops and becomes an altogether different beast, with pumping beats and shimmying rhythms. "Soundbwoy Killa", up next, pairs an iconic vocal snippet with grinding mid range, clapping beats and a fun, funky vibe. "Watch Here" is another dancefloor-driven piece with grouchy beats, reverberating vocal and compelling melody.
FRM 004
30 Sep 15
UK Garage
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Flava D - "Home" (Champion remix) - (4:30) 129 BPM
   
Terror Danjah & Zed Bias - "Telepathy" (feat Olivia Louise) - (4:42) 132 BPM
   
AC Slater & Champion - "Game Of Horns" - (4:34) 128 BPM
   
Killjoy - "Turnt Ones VIP" - (3:27) 86 BPM
   
Flava D - "In The Dance VIP" - (4:29) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Champion - "Cannon" - (4:14) 129 BPM
   
Hybrid Theory & Trilla - "Dutty" - (4:31) 128 BPM
   
Flava D - "Break" - (4:12) 129 BPM
   
Killjoy - "Most High" - (5:23) 88 BPM
   
Terror Danjah - "Say What I Like" (feat Meridian Dan & Hyper & President T & 9 Milli Major) - (3:28) 94 BPM
   
Champion - "Iced Tea" - (5:08) 62 BPM
   
Terror Danjah - "What Would I Do" (feat Badness) - (5:08) 140 BPM
   
Champion - "Sensitivity" (feat Ruby Lee Ryder - Flava D remix) - (4:22) 129 BPM
   
Hsyfever - "Ground Collapse" (Mickey Pearce remix) - (4:31) 60 BPM
   
Champion - "Crazy" (feat Princess Nyah) - (4:32) 159 BPM
Review: Champion's Formula fam come correct on this expertly curated 15-track exploration into the future realms of bottom heavy music. With exclusive cuts and versions firing from all the label's most consistent contributors, it covers all relative corners creatively; from Killjoy's gameshow grime "Turnt Ones VIP" to the chiselled, sinewy two-steps of Terror Danjah & Zed Bias's "Telepathy" via the sheet metal snares on Flava D's "Break", this collection goes further than representing a forward-thinking imprint but also documents exactly where bass music is heading in the future. Grand prix business.
FRMC 001
06 Apr 15
Bass
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