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Poor Live Trife - (5:51) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
I'll Be Good - (6:37) 58 BPM
Played by: Jinx
Review: Classically trained D&B business from Hocus Pocus conjurers Dawn Raid. "Poor Live Trife" could have easily come our way on Full Cycle or Dope Dragon around 1998 thanks to its loose drums, light dusting of jazz and hooky chubby-boy bassline. We're back to similar era for "I'll Be Good" but with more emphasis on the MC vox, rushy synths, widescreen sub and heaven-sent vocal. Both cuts would have killed it 20 years ago, they'll kill it in 20 years time and, most importantly, they kill it now.
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24 Jul 16
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Booby Traps - (6:01) 175 BPM
   
Amnesia - (5:54) 58 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Manchester magicians Dawn Raid lay down the Hocus Pocus heaviness again with two timeless D&B history flexes; "Booby Traps" jumps with a classic early 2000s DJ Die sound that's all funky and loose while "Amnesia" goes further back in time to the mid-'90s when Total Science were taking no prisoners. Both executed with Dawn Raid's unique style and energy, these are special.
HP 015
11 Mar 16
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Fatal Attraction - (5:37) 175 BPM
   
One Brick - (5:23) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Dawn Raid
Review: More black magic from Hocus Pocus conjurers Dawn Raid. Consistently on-point, here we find the Northern duo expressing two perfectly contrasting but equally explorative vibes: "Fatal Attraction" hits hard like an old Moving Shadow joint with its Dom-style drums, bellowing subs and soulful vocal. "One Brick" continues the heritage tones with a jungle style sample-n-subs twist up where a dusty hook drops into pure amen energy. Timelessly class.
HP 021
16 Jan 17
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Love Sound - (6:05) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ez Skankin' - (6:01) 172 BPM
Review: This is such a lovely single because it takes things back to basics, there's no attempt to be fancy and Dawn Raid has dialled in exactly what he wants: stripped back drum & bass and jungle that draws upon the heritage of dub and reggae. 'Love Sound' is a mixture of sounds you'll definitely love, it's classic jungle and it walks the line perfectly between heaviness and funkiness, a trademark of the genre and one evident in this tune's bouncy bassline and infectious drums. 'Ez Skankin' is the roller of the pair and strolls along with a nonchalance that will imbue into your mood - proper sunny tune. Wicked work from the Hocus Pocus crew.
HP 030
28 Aug 20
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Dawn Raid - "Blue Sky Thinking" - (5:39) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Iscariot - (4:58) 175 BPM
Played by: Dawn Raid, Dawn Raid
HP 001
10 Dec 12
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Dawn Raid - "Cretins" - (6:02) 175 BPM
   
Microcosm - "Arc" - (4:06) 173 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
K Jah - "Deep In The Hood" - (5:56) 174 BPM
   
Margaman - "The Saga" - (7:30) 175 BPM
Review: Hocus Pocus might be a phrase associated with magic, but there's no other worldly forces at play with the Masters of Illusion Volume 3 EP. No, it's something much more exciting: well engineered, well curated, exceptional dancefloor drum & bass. It features four different producers and in different ways they all bring a bit of themselves into the equation, starting with 'Cretins' by Dawn Raid, which snaps and crackles its way through a stepping arrangement and tangled basss nodes. K Jah is deep in the hood on 'Deep in The Hood', urban samples litter the arrangement and the vibe is one of a concrete jungle: hard, with nowhere to hide. Unparalleled.
HP 029
15 Jun 20
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Dawn Raid - "Bela Moca" - (5:40) 175 BPM
   
Nian Dub - "Glow Stick Riddim" - (7:02) 58 BPM
   
K Jah - "Power Of Darkness" - (6:41) 58 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Margaman - "Frassing" - (6:12) 175 BPM
Review: Behold Dawn Raid's latest magic trick as they and three friends will change an EP into an entire festival before your very ears. The Manchester label owners cast the first spell as "Bela Moca" conjures up sunset vibes so strong you can smell the campfire while Nian Dub charms us deeper into the night with "Glow Stick Riddim" where soulful vocals and strident Quadrophenia style rave stabs. K Jah's sonic potion us into the cheekiest of hours with some all out jungle ruff on "Power Of Darkness" while Margaman casts the final incantation as he sends us off to bed in the dawn haze with a slithering snake like bassline. Abracadabra and all that.
HP 027
20 Jul 18
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Dawn Raid - "Old Painless" (Voltage remix) - (4:28) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Rawtee - "Higher Ground" - (4:28) 176 BPM
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03 Aug 15
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Long Rizla Blues - (5:05) 59 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Live & Direct - (5:11) 174 BPM
Review: High five on the title. And with a name like Erbman, you know "Long Rizla Blues" isn't an homage to Muddy Waters. Rather, it's a sticky icky jazz-licked roller with double bass wrapped up in brown paper. "Live & Direct" has a similarly classic Bristol sound with its stripped back dynamic, a classic Bob James sample and full focus on some exceptionally polished drums. Smoking.
HP 016
16 May 16
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New Tokyo - (5:11) 174 BPM
   
Equinox - (5:18) 172 BPM
   
Diva - (6:09) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Black Keys - (5:58) 172 BPM
Review: Last spotted on Hocus Pocus two years back with Sudden Def, UK bubbler Fire Syne returns to heat up the dance with his most comprehensive release to date. "New Tokyo" is a sci-fi thriller as its sustained bass tone saw over a dense web of lumo textures and sirens. The theme of contrast and balance continues "Equinox" as occasional jazzy keys stroke up an itchy, scratchy classic late 90s neurofunk riff while "Diva" counters the chaos with far-away vocal cries that yearn over tastefully old school chords. Finally "Black Keys" takes us back to the turn of the century with its waspy bassline and precision key strokes in all the right places. This is the sound of an artist coming correct.
HP 020
12 Dec 16
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Send Em Out - (5:11)
   
Basement Dub - (5:10) Biggest-selling track on this release
HP 008
07 Feb 14
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It's Behind You - (4:36) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Movements - (4:36) 175 BPM
HP 011
22 Aug 14
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Playback - (5:10) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Musical Talking (feat K Jah) - (6:15) 175 BPM
HP 006
14 Oct 13
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Final Duel - (4:45) 175 BPM
   
Break It - (6:36) 175 BPM
   
Time Is Now Believe - (5:09) 175 BPM
   
Replay - (4:46) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Murderation: Ruffneck Ting affiliate ventures north for a supreme selection on Dawn Raid's vibe-conjuring Hocus Pocus imprint. It's big belly business from the off as "Final Duel" does the 187 wobble with a crafty sample and fat-arsed b-line. "Break It" throws a little soul in the mix as the vocals ghost in and out over late 90s Die-style groove and "Time Is Now Believe" is a real soul-arrester, drift-out track with layers of pure space-gazing elements. Finally "Replay" brocks the heck out with some serious classical riff dynamics that instantly nod at the Movement days. Heavily authentic.
HP 022
27 Feb 17
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Make Some Noise - (5:12) 58 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Good To Go - (5:12) 175 BPM
HP 012
10 Nov 14
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Turbo Royale - (6:17) Biggest-selling track on this release
   
93 Reasons - (6:17)
HP 003
24 Jun 13
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Plonk - (6:35) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Jazzmaster - (6:22) 175 BPM
HP 028
28 Sep 18
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Deadly Isotopes (feat L Rock) - (5:37) 175 BPM
   
Jungle Technology - (6:47) 175 BPM
   
Turbo Royale (Dawn Raid remix) - (6:30) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Motor City - (6:51) 175 BPM
Played by: DJ Hybrid, Physics
HP 019
07 Nov 16
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Morning Time - (6:19) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hot Town - (6:19) 175 BPM
Played by: S Man, Satin
HP 009
04 Apr 14
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Margaman - "Obeahman" - (4:45) 58 BPM
   
Kumarachi - "Informer" - (5:03) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dawn Raid - "Keep Me Warm" - (5:53) 175 BPM
   
Next Chapter - "Inside Out" - (4:34) 59 BPM
HP 024
15 Sep 17
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Mr Jungle - (6:58) 59 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Change Your Mass - (5:44) 58 BPM
HP 010
04 Jul 14
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Nian Dub - "Templar" - (6:15) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dawn Raid - "Come Get Yours" (Nian dub remix) - (6:02) 175 BPM
Review: Manchester duo Nian Dub smashed it with their debut Aftermath EP on NB Audio back at Christmas. Now they've returned, more confident following this recent conquest. They're certainly getting a heavy reputation for forging out a new future DnB sound and here on "Templar" they really push things forward. The track begins deceptively with deep and dubby vibes before the lasers and pounding, repetitive bass notes arrive to clean up the dancefloor. The mayhem continues on their own remix of Dawn Raid's "Come Get Yours" which features machine gun beats, a few blink-and-you-miss-them amen breaks and brain melting loops. Boom!
HP 017
20 Jun 16
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Histories - (6:52) 174 BPM
   
Farsight XR-20 - (5:11) 174 BPM
   
Templar (Trex remix) - (5:42) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Conquer Dem - (6:38) 58 BPM
Review: It's a Manchester thing: Nian Dub crash-land back on Dawn Raid's Hocus Pocus with a clutch of powerful tech-laced hurters. "Histories" whirls and punches like a late 90s Headz joint, "Farsight XR-20" is all about the breaks with a madcap Paradox feel laced throughout while "Conquer Dem" takes us right back to the Timeless Records era with some stunningly spliced drums. Trex joins the fray with a twisted remix of 2016's "Templar" for good measure. Welcome to the future...
HP 026
16 Mar 18
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The Chameleon - (6:41) 175 BPM
   
Just 4 Once - (5:42) Biggest-selling track on this release
HP 004
05 Aug 13
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Pushed Out The Light - (6:16)
   
Come Get Yours - (5:53) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: S Man, Dawn Raid, Dawn Raid
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13 May 13
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The Truth Hurts - (6:19) 174 BPM
   
Old Painless - (5:37) Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Lighterman
HP 007
09 Dec 13
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Dawn Raid - "Blue Sky Thinking" (Callide remix) - (4:40) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Symptom - "Come On Strong" - (6:18) 174 BPM
Played by: Kumarachi
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28 Sep 15
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Let It Be - (5:33) 175 BPM
   
Voodoo Magic Man - (5:33) 58 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Dawn Raid
Review: Some say RMS stands for Really Mean Soundboy. Others say it stands for Ruthless Man Slappage. All we know for sure is that whatever label he's spotted on (Deep In The Jungle, Dubsoul, Innercity Dance, Back To The Jungle etc) RMS is dishing out some respect-commanding jungle right about now. "Let It Be" is an electrical stampede zipping and sizzling with a waspish filtered bassline while "Voodoo Magic Man" takes us deep into the 3am zone with stripped back arrangements, an alluring dub vocal and eerie atmospheres. Rolling. Mean. Sensational.
HP 023
14 Apr 17
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Sterling Sound - "Back To The Real" - (5:31) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dawn Raid - "One Dove" - (5:53) 175 BPM
   
Freeze - "Crop Signs" - (4:26) 175 BPM
   
K Jah - "Funkathon" (feat Dub Princess) - (5:33) 175 BPM
Played by: S Man, Dawn Raid
HP 005
09 Sep 13
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Various
   
Dawn Raid - "Pushed Out The Light" - (6:15) 58 BPM
   
Sterling Sound - "Back To The Real" - (5:31) 174 BPM
   
K Jah - "Turbo Royale" - (6:17) 58 BPM
   
Bladerunner & Dawn Raid - "Iscariot" - (4:56) 175 BPM
   
Jinx - "Musical Talking" (feat K Jah) - (6:15) 175 BPM
   
Fire Syne & Sudden Def - "Send Em Out" - (5:11) 58 BPM
   
Dawn Raid - "Old Painless (Dedicated To Daniel Foss)" - (5:37) 58 BPM
   
Dawn Raid meets Jungle Drummer - "The Boogie Man" - (5:56) 174 BPM
   
K Jah - "Hot Town" - (6:19) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Habitat - "It's Behind You" - (4:36) 175 BPM
   
Dawn Raid - "Just 4 Once" - (5:42) 58 BPM
   
Jinx & DJ Dazee - "Make Some Noise" - (5:12) 58 BPM
   
MC BIC - "Mr Jungle" (feat Dawn Raid) - (6:58) 59 BPM
HP 013
13 Jan 15
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Various
   
Dawn Raid - "Amnesia" - (5:54) 58 BPM
   
K Jah - "Jungle Technology" - (6:47) 175 BPM
   
Dawn Raid - "Poor Live Trife" - (5:51) 175 BPM
   
RMS - "Voodoo Magic Man" (feat Dcision) - (5:33) 58 BPM
   
Fire Syne - "Equinox" - (5:18) 172 BPM
   
Jinx - "Replay" - (4:46) 175 BPM
   
K Jah - "Deadly Isotopes" (feat L Rock) - (5:37) 175 BPM
   
Dawn Raid - "Come Get Yours" (Nian Dub remix) - (6:02) 175 BPM
   
Erbman - "Long Rizla Blues" - (5:05) 59 BPM
   
Dawn Raid - "One Brick" - (5:23) 175 BPM
   
Rawtee - "Higher Ground" (VIP) - (3:45) 58 BPM
   
K Jah - "Turbo Royale" (VIP) - (6:23) 58 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: And now for their next trick, Manchester's finest murk magicians compile some of their finest moments since their last Vanishing Act album, hurl them at you at a rate of 175BPM... And your life will disappear before your very eyes. Authentic D&B jungle rooted in the past but flexing in the future highlights hang off every neck snap beat and gully bassline: the electrifying sizzles of Fire Syne's "Equinox", label bosses Dawn Raid's rave hymn "Amnesia", the frazzled trippy weirdness of K Jah's "Deadly Isotopes" and the venomous viciousness and reverse warpery of Rawtee's "Higher Ground" are just some of the many killer jams on offer here. Here's to another five years of black magic... Bippity boppity BANGERS.
HP 025
26 Dec 17
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Symptom - "Come On Strong" - (6:18) 174 BPM
   
Fire Syne & Sudden Def - "Recognition" - (4:26) 175 BPM
   
Nian Dub - "Usurper" - (6:00) 175 BPM
   
Dan Miracle - "Poseidon's Wrath" - (4:28) 175 BPM
   
Dawn Raid - "One Dove" (Cabin Fever remix) - (4:35) 58 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Jinx - "Days Gone By" - (5:09) 175 BPM
   
Lighterman - "Take You Home" - (5:37) 53 BPM
   
Sterling Sound - "Murder Capital" - (5:18) 175 BPM
   
Diamond Geezer - "My Girl" (Dazee remix) - (5:13) 175 BPM
   
Dawn Raid - "Blue Sky Thinking" (Callide remix) - (4:40) 172 BPM
Played by: Euphonique
Review: Pocus imprint delivers yet another exciting collection of international banger-brandishing talent. Symptom kick off with a classic vocal sample on ?Come On Strong?, what follows is an immersive blend of all-style bass hedonism: tribal rolling drum thunder (Nian Dub - ?Usurper?), dagger-funk jump up (Dan Miracle?s ?Poseidon?s Wrath?) potty-drum amen-snapping jungle (Jinx ? ?Days Gone By?) and straight up roughage (Sterling Sound ? ?Murder Capital?) all play a role in this 10 track adventure, meaning you?re guaranteed to find delights whichever sub-genre you enjoy shaking a stick at the most.
HPLP 1AA
12 Oct 15
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Various
   
Jaybee & Livewire - "Badman" - (4:57) 58 BPM
   
Dawn Raid - "The Chameleon" (DJ Sappo remix) - (4:32) 59 BPM
   
Habitat - "Shell Down" - (4:27) 58 BPM
   
Target & Prime - "Wonderful" - (5:54) 175 BPM
   
Freeze - "New Beginning" - (4:38) 175 BPM
   
Dawn Raid - "Dead To Rights" - (6:37) 174 BPM
   
Rolaz - "Denial" - (6:37) 58 BPM
   
Dawn Raid - "Old Painless" (Voltage remix) - (4:28) 174 BPM
   
K Jah - "Future Fresh" - (6:52) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Rawtee - "Higher Ground" - (4:28) 58 BPM
HPLP 1A
10 Aug 15
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