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DB6 - (4:25) 134 BPM
   
I & I - (5:21) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dub Station - (3:46) 140 BPM
Played by: Kastle
Review: With a string of high profile releases across the breadth of 2018, we were very excited to see L2S Recordings' latest edition pop up in our release calendar as they bring in the sounds of Mokujin for a really expressive three tracker. With begin with the vibrant drum rolls and expressive subs of the title track 'DB6', before skipping pleasingly into the more grimey devisings of 'I & I', which lets it's growling reese synths and lively 2-step drum manoeuvres provide some rhythmic flavour. We finish up on the shuffled syncopations of 'Dub Station', a darkened broken beat epic, feeding off it's unpredictable drum energies and powerful bass textures.
L 2S133
07 Sep 18
UK Garage
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Rockman (feat M2J) - (5:11) 136 BPM
   
Crazy 98's - (6:42) 136 BPM
   
Cave Dweller - (5:50) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Up/Up/Down/Down/Left/Right/Left/Right/A/B - (5:41) 136 BPM
Played by: Mr Brainz
Review: As the rise of UK Funky continues to sit at the forefront of UK dance music, we are being treated to more and more exceptional releases, including this brand new four track selection from Orko. We begin with the shuffling drum percussive rolls of 'Cave Dweller' before exploring a more techno inspired arrangement in 'Up/Up/Down/Down/Left/Right/Left/Right/A/B'. Next we land on a UKG inspired switch up within the intense bass stabs on 'Rockman' before finishing the EP up with 'Crazy 98's', an unusual tech hybrid, focussing in on spacey drum processing and robotic soundscaping.
L2S 132
08 Jun 18
UK Garage
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FM Don - (5:03) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
FM Don (Future dub version) - (4:41) 140 BPM
   
FM Don (Homage version) - (4:43) 140 BPM
Played by: Mr Brainz
L2S 131
28 Apr 17
UK Garage
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All I Really Want - (4:25) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Deep Terrain - (5:30) 128 BPM
Review: Whistla while you work. The LS2 kingpin returns with two more on-point displays of scope, depth and all-round UKG craftsmanship. Both cuts are the sonic equivalent of being squeezed into a NASA-level telescope and having the stars shoved right in front of your eyes - crisp, chilling, emotional and far-out. "All I Really Want" has a cosmic soul thanks to the shimmering textures and sensual vocal sample while "Deep Terrain" takes us into the far away galaxies of foundational electro with its synthetic, sci-fi introspection. To infinity and beyond.
L2S 130
20 Jan 17
UK Garage
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Rubber Neck - (5:38) 136 BPM
   
Alone - (5:42) 136 BPM
   
Black Sheep - (5:45) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
5am - (5:40) 136 BPM
L 2S129
02 Sep 16
UK Garage
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The Underground - (7:25) 129 BPM
   
Steppin - (6:28) 129 BPM
   
Phantom Sound System - (6:34) 130 BPM
   
ESP - (6:54) 131 BPM
   
Seven Sisters Road - (5:52) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
North London - (6:34) 130 BPM
Review: Here we have a very special release indeed, with L2S proudly presenting this unique collaboration between Berlin's Mokujin and Ohio' 'House Music Diva', Ms Tommie Cotton. Despite the international credentials, their aim was to present a 'forward thinking deep UK garage and bass' release, and boy have they delivered. It's a six-track mini LP that takes no prisoners, our faves include the relentlessly speedy doom-garage of "The Underground", the spacey and evil throb of "Steppin" and the dark alley dubstep of "Seven Sisters Road". Killer.
L 2S128
19 Feb 16
UK Garage
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Brok Y - (4:16) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ohayashi - (5:12) 135 BPM
   
Hookah - (4:48) 134 BPM
L2S 127
23 Oct 15
UK Garage
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Dare - (5:58) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
A Lickle Sumtin' - (6:42) 130 BPM
   
Dare (Techno Garage version) - (6:09) 130 BPM
Review: Tinkering with genres like a crazy gene scientist, Blaq bossman Mokujin returns to L2S with three chop-slapping strutters. "Dare" oozes subtlety as jazzy chords and an insistent vocal snippet work together to create a groove and hook that nags relentlessly. "A Lickle Sumtin'" takes us deeper into jacking territory with a bigger vocal cut and a slap-happy drive that wouldn't go amiss in a Derrick Carter set. Need even more of a punch? Jump on his 'techno garage' version of "Dare". With its buried-but-beefy kicks and dense atmosphere there's a strong whiff of Underground Resistance to this, exploiting every shard of ice from those minor keys.
L2S 126
21 Aug 15
UK Garage
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Heaven - (6:26) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Carnal Feeling - (6:46) 134 BPM
L2S 125
01 Jun 15
UK Garage
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Love Is Joy - (5:02) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Feels Like I'm In Heaven - (3:48) 129 BPM
Review: Style hopping sensation Whistla appears to be in a very good mood indeed and it's all over his latest release. Easy to guess from the titles alone, "Love Is Joy" is crisp, repetitive speed garage soaked in luxurious deep jazzy soft goo. "Feels Like I'm In Heaven" features a jarring electro bassline, warped low vocal samples and perky synthpop top lines. Quality bass explorations!
L2S 124
20 Apr 15
UK Garage
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Melting - (5:41) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
I'm Here Alone - (6:35) 136 BPM
   
Breathing The Night (vip remix) - (5:56) 136 BPM
Played by: Mr Brainz
Review: A brand new singing to L2S, Russian producer Groofeo introduces us all to his not inconsiderable talent with this new three track EP. With a heavy focus on super-slick production and deep beats, each song, from the jazzy hiss of "Melting" to the meandering downtempo pads of "Breathing The Night (vip mix) via the hauntingly beautiful "I'm Here Alone", prove that Groofeo's going places!
L2S 123
23 Mar 15
UK Garage
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Space Funk (feat Georgette) - (5:00) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Handle With Care - (5:10) 130 BPM
Played by: Andypop
Review: Andypop specialises in bass music with a bit more...class (classline!). Here he delivers two more slices of thoughtful production. The title-track is a smooth, linear pounder peppered with subtle vocals snippets and weaving frequencies, whilst "Handle With Care" features trippy tropical flourishes over a mellow, arpeggiated electro shuffle. Slick!
L 2S 122
23 Feb 15
UK Garage
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Sweet Sweet Mojo - (6:30) 133 BPM
   
Chekk Chekk Mojo - (6:22) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bad Bad Mojo - (6:04) 136 BPM
L2S 121
12 Jan 15
UK Garage
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Flying Saucers - (5:31) 136 BPM
   
Neo Skank - (5:14) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Conga Crack - (6:08) 136 BPM
L2S 120
08 Dec 14
Breakbeat
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Feels - (4:23) 126 BPM
   
Sappy - (4:34) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Mr Brainz
Review: The Finnish are not exactly renowned for being kings of house music, but Bob Citrus is quickly changing that notion one beat at a time. The man returns to L2S with a tight, floor-ready two-tracker, and as with his previous outings, there's a touch of old-school jack-house in "Feels",strangely reminiscent of Jeff Mills' "Changes Of Life". "Sappy" is a little more mellow but nonetheless fun and groovy, where sweet, shuffling drums swing back and forth amid smart vocal samples.
L2S 119
10 Nov 14
UK Garage
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Saltflake Snow - (5:25) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Without - (5:16) 67 BPM
L2S 118
13 Oct 14
Bass
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If Only - (5:03) 66 BPM
   
Ruff Diamond - (6:37) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
4 Me Baby - (6:22) 133 BPM
Review: Berlin-based North Londoner Mokujin returns to L2S following impressive releases on Endless Plains and Future Grooves. The Ruff Diamond EP sees him in fine form, delivering a trio of atmospheric, deep garage cuts. Opener "If Only" sets the tone, lacing eyes-wide-shut bleep melodies, choral samples and nightmarish sub-bass over crunchy two-step rhythms. There's a little more swing and bounce to "Ruff Diamond", with cut up vocals and nagging stabs riding a rolling groove. Finally, "4 Me Baby" sounds like a garage head's take on classic West London bruk - all fluid, jazz-flecked rhythms, warm chords and hazy melodies.
L2S 117
01 Sep 14
Bass
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I Say - (3:24) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
I Want You & Me - (4:33) 129 BPM
   
Suffering - (3:56) 132 BPM
L 2S116
04 Aug 14
Bass
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Insular - (4:34) 140 BPM
   
Paved With Gold - (4:06) 94 BPM
   
Sunday Morning - (5:06) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Slime regular SPD (aka Will Dunbar-Sheppard) has teamed up with much-revered future garage & bass institution L2S for "Insular", a sparse, paranoid production wrestling with scattershot beats for a real introverted headnodder. Elsewhere "Paved With Gold" livens up proceedings with totally tropical rhythms, crystalline synth pads and a downright lovely hint of 2-step. Finally "Sunday Morning" wraps things up nicely with some typically chilled out vibes and slo-mo, half time dubbiness.
L2S 115
30 Jun 14
Bass
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Hurricane (feat Verushka George) - (5:38) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Thousand Words (feat Kristian Booth) - (5:35) 128 BPM
Review: Been missing some old fashioned UKG flavoured pop tunes? Well L2S are bringing the old skool love back with melodic new signing CJ Marshall. "Hurricane" marries the honey-like harmonies of Veruska George to urgent crisp beats and washes of synth pads for a real chart botherer. Things take a more sultry turn on "Thousand Words" with Kristian Booth coming across like a breathy George Michael fronting the Artful Dodger. Quality stuff!
L2S 114
02 Jun 14
UK Garage
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You U - (5:24) 133 BPM
   
Can U - (6:55) 133 BPM
   
2nd Soul Kiss - (6:12) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Mr Brainz
Review: Good to see the new material from Mokujin is still coming (he had a break for ages). "Can U EP" features three new works with "U Can" kicking things of with scattershot 2-stepy beats, minimal mood synths and looped soulful vocals. "Can U" actually goes deeper still, really layering those synth pads for a sumptuous head nodder, while "2nd Soul Kiss" wraps things up with some more uptempo house vibes.
L2S 113
28 Apr 14
UK Garage
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Secret Love (Neue Grafik remix) - (2:58) 131 BPM
   
Secret Love (Usurp remix) - (11:05) 124 BPM
   
Secret Love (Mr Beeb remix) - (4:25) 140 BPM
   
Secret Love (Whistla remix) - (5:37) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Secret Love (Ghostchant remix) - (7:21) 140 BPM
   
Secret Love (Lojt remix) - (5:44) 131 BPM
   
Secret Love (Pledge remix) - (5:10) 131 BPM
L2S 112
14 Apr 14
UK Garage
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Asthma (feat Georgette) - (4:55) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ah Ah Ah Hi Hi Hi - (4:55) 129 BPM
Review: The clue's in the name here as "Asthma" is all about the pop. Italian DJ Andypop was big into his jungle but his sound has now evolved into the more bouncy, streamlined future garage vibe of this super melodic new single. In total contrast, "Ah Ah Ah Hi Hi Hi" is an off-kilter breaky ragga jam. Crazy!
L2S 111
10 Mar 14
UK Garage
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Alright - (4:14) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dancing With Martians - (5:02) 130 BPM
L 2S110
24 Feb 14
UK Garage
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Maybe - (3:54)
   
When - (4:00) Biggest-selling track on this release
L2S 109
10 Feb 14
Bass
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One Two - (6:02) 129 BPM
   
Ain't No Way - (5:22) 133 BPM
   
Soul Searching - (6:26) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Mr Brainz, Whistla
Review: Aside from a stopgap remix EP, we've not heard new studio material from Mokujin in ages. Now he's back on L2S with more heavy hitters in the same vein of the post-dubstep meets garage vibes he was heard channelling last time round. "One Two" hits from the shoulder with it's slammin' speed garage bounciness. "Ain't No Way" turns down a darker corridor, with breaky drums sparring with some nasty bass, but it's really all about the main event: "Soul Searching" stays with the dark vibes but adds a scuzzy shuffle and chopped up soul vocals for maximum impact.
L2S 108
20 Jan 14
UK Garage
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Nin-ya - (4:38) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Blankie - (5:15) 140 BPM
Review: To help kick the year off in style, L2S calls upon the talents of Dutch producer HE3Dless to deliver a swift one-two to wake us out of our January slumber. Taking its cue from future garage, "Nin-ya", mixes a warm laid back atmosphere with perky 2-step beat for an infectious head nodder. He follows this up with the blindsiding "Blankie", which with its dirty sub bass and urgent, organ-fuelled garage breaks, will sort the men from the boys!
L2S 107
06 Jan 14
UK Garage
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Love Is You - (4:53) 134 BPM
   
Crazy Delight - (5:28) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Whistla
L 2S106
02 Dec 13
UK Garage
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Leviathan - (6:31)
   
Wrecked - (7:17)
   
Leviathan (Rekab remix) - (5:02) Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Whistla
Review: L2S are like a heavyweight boxer; delivering thump after thump in regular succession until the opposition is well and truly (dance) floored. This latest release is a particularly brutal assault - in the best way possible of course. "Leviathan" is a menacing snarling beast with glitchy, twitchy tribal beats adding to the tension. "Wrecked" is deeper, murkier corrupted garage with some wobble thrown in for good measure. However, the Rekab remix of the title track could eat the other two for breakfast - all pummelling, throbbing bass, tropical beats and distorted kicks. In other words, a TKO.
L2S 104
04 Nov 13
Bass
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I've Just Gotta Have - (4:34) 127 BPM
   
Didn't Mean A Word - (4:40) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Whistla
L2S 103
30 Sep 13
UK Garage
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It's Me Again - (3:56) 134 BPM
   
Keep Moving - (4:31) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Whistla
L 2S102
16 Sep 13
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Can't Stop (feat CoMa) - (6:55) 134 BPM
   
Voices Of Neptune - (7:17) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Voices Of Saturn (Touch Your Dreams) - (7:09) 134 BPM
   
Voices Of Mercury (Beautiful) - (7:18) 127 BPM
Played by: Mr Brainz, Whistla
Review: Having just celebrated their 100th release, L2S have now secured four of the most sought after tunes by this sizzling Birmingham bass producer as the follow-up! Tuff Culture's music is bursting with an ambition not usually heard in a scene largely focused on bangers. "Can't Stop" blends fuzzy electro keyboards with Y2K 2-step beats and angelic female vocals, "Voices Of Neptune" features almost choral vocals over a slick MJ Cole-style future garage backing, "Voices Of Saturn" (we think there's a theme here), is dirtier, bassier stuff and "Voices Of Mercury" wraps things up with widescreen orchestration and melancholic breaks. Essential.
L2S 101
19 Aug 13
UK Garage
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Same Old Story - (7:52) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Same Old Story (Tuff Culture remix) - (6:12) 134 BPM
   
Same Old Story (Whistla remix) - (4:59) 128 BPM
   
Same Old Story (Clueless remix) - (8:18) 134 BPM
Played by: Mr Brainz, Whistla
L2S 100
05 Aug 13
UK Garage
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It's A Future Thing - (5:43) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
It's A Future Thing (Mr Beeb remix) - (4:03) 134 BPM
   
It's A Future Thing (Whistla remix) - (4:06) 128 BPM
   
It's A Future Thing (Ghostchant remix) - (6:48) 134 BPM
   
It's A Future Thing (Lojt Runcorn original mix) - (5:43) 134 BPM
Played by: Mr Brainz, Whistla
Review: Runcorn's very own 'shellsuit samurai', LOJT, is back to deal another sweeping death blow (or in layman's terms, he's got a new record out). "It's A Future Thing" is a searing journey to, well maybe not quite where no man has gone before, but certainly the outer reaches of musical space. It's a place where perky 4 x 4 beats thrust along with watery synth clouds gliding by and distant klaxons herald party time in vague galaxies. Lots of remixes too, the best of which include Mr Beebs killer 2step mix and LOJT own original version.
L2S 099
15 Jul 13
UK Garage
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Who You With? - (4:48) 128 BPM
   
Go Hmm - (4:52) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: It's been a while since his last release, Ways Of The Underground, which came out on L2S way back in February. Now with this new two tracker the wait is over and even a cursory listen to "Who You With?" will reveal that this guy means business. The title track is an urgent slice of future garage that's literally bristling with a thrilling menace. "Go Hmm" on the other hand is a choppy offering of the uplifting garage house variety. It's all quality not quantity with this guy.
L2S 098
01 Jul 13
UK Garage
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Oh My Gosh - (6:08) 164 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
It's Time - (7:26) 167 BPM
   
Werehouse - (7:40) 180 BPM
   
Big Up Your Spliff - (6:55) 164 BPM
   
Ready On The Right - (6:50) 164 BPM
   
Xpressionz - (8:15) 64 BPM
   
Natural High - (5:36) 169 BPM
   
Elevate - (6:04) 167 BPM
   
Double E (feat DJ Kem) - (6:51) 60 BPM
   
Hold On - (6:45) 167 BPM
   
Be Yourself - (7:27) 167 BPM
   
You Can't Run - (7:02) 194 BPM
   
You Think It's Over - (6:20) 165 BPM
   
L.O.N.D.O.N - (6:50) 163 BPM
   
Tonight - (8:21) 170 BPM
Played by: Whistla
L 2S097
24 Jun 13
Drum And Bass
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Confessions - (5:54) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
I Can't Take It - (5:58) 129 BPM
   
Oh Baby - (6:28) 129 BPM
   
What The? - (6:56) 129 BPM
Review: The kind of EP you wouldn't want meet down a dark alley at night, this also marks Mokujin's first release for someone other than Blaq (maybe they were too scared?). Anyway, it's their loss as we get four tracks of menacing post-dubstep - "Confessions" features stunningly haunting synths welded to a UKF frame, "I Can't Take It" is the sound of distorted discord, aka serial killer garage, "Oh Baby" is 2-step with issues and "What The" gets all heavy on the wobble. Killer stuff.
L2S 096
03 Jun 13
UK Garage
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Set Me Free - (5:56) 133 BPM
   
Set Me Free (dub mix) - (5:50) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Set Me Free (From The Hood remix) - (5:55) 133 BPM
Review: Aiming straight for the upper reaches of the Kiss FM playlist, Shagos has teamed up with Jay Dizzle for this super-catchy upbeat slice of garage-pop. Things get a little dirtier on the 2-steppy dub mix, before going all digital reggaeton (with a few dubsteppy breaks) on the "From The Hood" remix. Surely a summer hit?
L2S 095
20 May 13
UK Garage
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Love 4 U - (5:21) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
My Baby - (5:12) 132 BPM
   
Love 4 U (Krissi B remix) - (4:34) 140 BPM
   
Love 4 U (Roby Howler remix) - (4:41) 126 BPM
   
Love 4 U (Ollie Macfarlane remix) - (4:34) 125 BPM
   
Love 4 U (Lojt remix) - (4:14) 133 BPM
Review: Although hailing from Russia, this young producer's heart defiantly resides in the UK. All aspects of UK underground, from The Chemicals to UKF, are his chief musical influences and it really shows in his productions. "Love 4 U" is all UK garage swing and perky house stabs. "My Baby" takes those stabs even further and mixes in some 2-step for a back in the day Ayia Napa feel. Remix-wise it's all about the cheap drum machine assault of Lojt's 4x4 version.
L2S 094
06 May 13
UK Garage
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Sip - (3:52) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sip (VIP mix) - (3:31) 134 BPM
Review: Of himself, Bryan Vance Hollinger aka Mr Beeb, says this: "I put weird pads on things and cut up vox". We're assuming he's talking about making music here, and speaking of which, "Sip" is a classy slice of unadulterated UKF - all urgent 2-step beats and a laconic drawl. For those of you who like their tunes with a more exclusive sheen, then step beyond the velvet rope for Beeb's own VIP mix that's as smooth and tropical as the tumbler of rum on this single's cover!
L2S 093
01 Apr 13
UK Garage
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This Love - (5:27) 133 BPM
   
Future Jammin - (5:20) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Although this is technically future garage, "This Love" is what one might call Clapham house. The L2S bossman Whistla has really nailed the positive, jazzy and soulful good times vibe that has always defined the kind of dance music popular in West London. Conversely on "Future Jammin" the production is less traditional with staccato beats, trippy and repetitive organ riffs and a recurring wide-boy vocal sample that's add some appreciated edge to proceedings. Classy stuff!
L 2S092
11 Mar 13
UK Garage
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Ways Of The Underground - (4:25) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Garage 92 - (4:03) 129 BPM
Review: L2S set 2013 off to a winning start by adding Bob Citrus to their impressive back catalogue, and the man couldn't have done a better job. The title track fuses ridiculously catchy garage beats with even more seductive synth stabs and coats it all with a sweet set of vocals. "Garage 92", as the title suggests, takes us way back to the early 90s, bringing through some fine beat work and an even tastier bass line for you to nod your head back and forth to.
L2S 091
11 Feb 13
UK Garage
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Hoodrich - (6:00) 135 BPM
   
Achaemenid - (5:30) 136 BPM
   
Odbaby - (5:47) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Give It - (6:05) 129 BPM
   
Gunman - (5:13) 130 BPM
Played by: Mr Brainz
L2S 090
24 Dec 12
Breakbeat
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Nothing Can Keep Me - (5:18) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Late Night - (4:12) 133 BPM
Played by: Mr Brainz
Review: It's fair to say that Swedish producer Totte is not one for the dark side of bass music. This is no bad thing at all though, as "Nothing Can Keep Me" is a wonderful-produced slice of prime-time, party-orientated dance pop with skippy garage beats, full, tough bottom end, bright neon synths and even some guitar power chords cleverly woven into the beats. "Late Night" is clubbier, but with its slick, soulful vocals and dreamy, soothing pads, this guy is still clearly all about fun music that doesn't stray too deep into dodgy EDM waters.
L2S 089
19 Nov 12
UK Garage
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On Drugs - (5:04) 140 BPM
   
On Drugs (ENiGMA Dubz remix) - (5:39) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
On Drugs (Kanji Kinetic remix) - (4:25) 140 BPM
   
On Drugs (Bojcot Selectah remix) - (4:47) 140 BPM
   
On Drugs (Totte remix) - (4:16) 136 BPM
   
On Drugs (Itchy Robot remix) - (4:20) 140 BPM
   
On Drugs (Rude Boi Brand remix) - (5:59) 140 BPM
   
On Drugs (Impact remix) - (5:17) 136 BPM
   
On Drugs (Smerk remix) - (4:50) 131 BPM
Played by: Mr Brainz
Review: One thing's for sure, Whistla is not one to mess about. Going straight in with the bold statement "On Drugs", the artificial beats and computerized voice immediately create a heightened sense of existence, with bleepy SFX and repetitive rhythms and disorientating atmospheric sweeps. There's an immense remix package to accompany from the likes of Enigma Dubz, Kanji Kinetic, Bojcot Selectah, Totte, Itchy Robot, Rude Boi Brand, Impact and Smerk which each give their own individual twist on the original. And trust - it's well worth listening to them all.
L2S 088
05 Nov 12
UK Garage
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Coming Home - (4:44) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Long Time Ago - (6:58) 134 BPM
Played by: Mr Brainz
Review: Pledge pitches up on UKG/UK funky imprint LS2 for a two track foray into subterranean bass pressure. Lead cut "Coming Home" initially impresses with its smoky, clandestine atmosphere, but on repeat listens it's the skittering two-step percussion, delicious vocal cuts and organ stabs that really hit home. The same could be said of "Long Time Ago", which sounds like a late night tribute to classic British two-step; all simmering strings, booming basslines, female scat vocals and flexible beats. The whole thing sounds like it could have been made around 1999, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Both cuts are certainly impeccably produced.
L2S 087
22 Oct 12
UK Garage
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Wet - (5:31) 140 BPM
   
Wool - (6:33) 140 BPM
   
Wool (Janner remix) - (6:49) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Brussels may not be the first place that springs to mind when one thinks of dubstep. Bunzero is all about putting that right though, and after 15 years in the game, he assuredly lays claim to being one of the biggest dubstep DJs outside of the UK. All that said, his new EP isn't strictly dubstep, it's a broader sound that often bridges the gap between Metalheadz-era jungle and future bass. First up, "Wet" has broken beats aplenty along with buzzy bass and trippy pads, while "Wool" is slower and features half-step beats and wavering synth melodies. Janner remixes the latter, and frankly it's a belter - keeping the synth pads top-line, he adds the deepest, throbbing bass notes and melancholic melodies, really sealing the deal on this quality EP.
L2S 086
17 Sep 12
UK Garage
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Lady In Red (VIP mix) - (6:24) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Cancel (VIP mix) - (5:02) 140 BPM
   
Ride With You (VIP mix) - (6:52) 140 BPM
L2S 085
27 Aug 12
UK Garage
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Lost Lighters - (5:39) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hypnos - (5:19) 134 BPM
   
Rush - (5:55) 126 BPM
   
Hot Candy (Sweet N Low dub) - (6:13) 124 BPM
Review: Lost lighters. For smokers there's nothing quite as annoying. Especially when you haven't left the house and no one has been around to possibly steel them. Where do they go? How do they get there? Well it seems they end up in An Expresso's pocket. Lord knows how they get there; he lives in California! Anyway, it seems they've gone to good use, An Expresso sells them for studio equipment then serves us platters of deep, woozy UKG/funky style tunes in return. Take this four-track EP; each one a truly heads down jam comprising slick, stripped back elements and a solid groove. "Hypnos" is our fave thanks to its tricky two-step and soothing pads. "Rush" is rather tasty too, and it comes with a heavy Chicago jack too. Put your lighters up!
L2S 084
15 Aug 12
Deep House
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Pacman's Revenge (Power Pill mix) - (5:40) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Roller Convention - (6:24) 136 BPM
   
First Of The Summer Vibes - (5:24) 136 BPM
   
Grime 8 - (4:43) 136 BPM
Review: Okay, let's get this straight... Anything that uses the nostalgic 8-bit tones of Pacman deserves rather hefty props. Especially when it's been incorporated into a blistering breakbeat track as M2J has showcased here on "Pacman's Revenge": it's rave central and, if we're honest, a nice little dewy eyed moment for the older dancing crew. Elsewhere you'll find the classic angular electro vibes of "Roller Convention" (which don't sound too dissimilar to Radioactive Man if we're honest), you'll also find the endless rises and whooshes of "First Of The Summer Vibes", a track that sounds like a rocket taking off. Finally there's "Grime8", an undiluted filthy rolling breakbeat romp. Hefty props a-go-go!
L2S 083
15 Aug 12
Breakbeat
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