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Stone Cold EP
   
Stone Cold - (6:00) 174 BPM
   
Black Snake - (6:01) 58 BPM
   
Ghost Inside - (6:04) 174 BPM
   
Tree Of Knowledge - (5:54) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
METHXX 029
20 May 22
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25 Years Of Metalheadz - Part 5
   
Bird - (4:57) 57 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Madness (remastered) - (6:27) 170 BPM
MDZ 25005
20 May 22
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The Client EP
   
Backwards Step - (5:49) 172 BPM
   
In Conversation - (5:25) 57 BPM
   
The Client - (5:32) 57 BPM
   
Delete Completed - (5:34) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Sikka, BasskicksUK
Review: Having previously released on the likes of Icarus Audio, P Lab and Subplate, Aussie artist Jaise levels up with this massive debut on Metalheadz. Hitting the label spot perfectly with a precision balance of soul, emotion and hardcore futurism, the drama is palpable from the off as the chords ease us into submission on 'Backwards Step' before 'In Conversation' takes us into cinematic overload. Deeper into the EP we glide to hit the ravy stabs and cataclysmic pressure of the title track 'The Client' before 'Delete Completed' closes the EP with vast swathes of tension. What a label debut!
METHXX 030
06 May 22
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Shore To Shore
   
Phase & LaMeduza - "Shore To Shore" - (6:56) 174 BPM
   
Stress Out - (4:34) 174 BPM
   
Frameworks - (5:19) 174 BPM
   
Flowstone - (1:09) 150 BPM
   
Cloud Contours - (5:53) 172 BPM
   
Something's Missing - (4:10) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Inner Schism - (6:27) 57 BPM
   
Phase & LaMeduza - "Thirds" - (3:46) 148 BPM
   
Quick Fix - (4:50) 172 BPM
   
Phase & LaMeduza - "Good For Nothing" - (4:09) 172 BPM
   
Tatter Tune - (4:09) 174 BPM
   
Riven - (3:21) 52 BPM
   
Only One (feat Tyler Daley) - (6:31) 173 BPM
Review: In case you're new to this drum & bass malarky, or you've been asleep for the last 30 years, when it comes to D&B albums then Metalheadz is one of the best. Dealing strictly in journeys, adventures and detailed peaks into the artists' psyche, they're built to last and work well on both dancefloors and on headphones / at home. Take Phase's long-awaited debut here. Following opuses from the like of Mikal, Blocks & Escher and Agzilla, the Belgian talent whips up a creative storm that ranges from the hard rave KOs of 'Stress Out' to the wonderful ambient bliss of 'Flowstone' and back again. Essential.
METALP 023
22 Apr 22
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Stress Out
   
Stress Out - (4:34) 174 BPM
METALP 023S3
08 Apr 22
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Poisoned/Tell Me
   
Poisoned - (5:08) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tell Me - (5:16) 172 BPM
META 089
01 Apr 22
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Only One
   
Only One - (6:31) 173 BPM
METALP 023S2
25 Mar 22
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Shore To Shore
   
Shore To Shore - (6:56) 174 BPM
METALP 023S1
11 Mar 22
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25 Years Of Metalheadz - Part 6 (Presenting 25 Years Of Total Science)
   
Universe 92 - (4:26) 140 BPM
   
Jungle Jungle (remastered) - (5:29) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
MDZ 25006
04 Mar 22
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Alpha Departed/Enemy Mine
   
Alpha Departed - (5:19) 57 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Enemy Mine - (6:02) 159 BPM
METAGJVIP 001
04 Feb 22
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Renewal
   
Prima - (3:10) 172 BPM
   
Voyage XIII - (3:09) 172 BPM
   
Eternal Garden - (4:25) 172 BPM
   
Quantified Self - (4:14) 186 BPM
   
Actress - (4:13) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lone - (3:11) 172 BPM
   
Birth (Interlude) - (1:18) 150 BPM
   
Miserere (feat Fixed Point) - (3:23) 57 BPM
   
Nowhere Ever - (4:11) 172 BPM
   
MANTA - (4:39) 172 BPM
   
Primrose - (5:22) 162 BPM
   
ILLIAD - (6:57) 56 BPM
METALP 024
28 Jan 22
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Headless (Renewal Album Sampler 2)
   
Headless - (4:37) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Nowhere Ever - (4:11) 172 BPM
METALP 024S2
21 Jan 22
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Krisp Biscuit/Take Me
   
Krisp Biscuit (2021 remaster) - (5:00) 145 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Take Me - (8:03) 154 BPM
Played by: Sikka
METARK 001X
17 Dec 21
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Ethics Rebirth (Renewal Album Sampler 1)
   
Ethics Rebirth - (5:40) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Prima - (3:10) 172 BPM
METALP 024S1
13 Dec 21
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Gravity Falls/Holy Mountain
   
Gravity Falls - (7:07) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Holy Mountain (feat Jaise) - (6:05) 170 BPM
Played by: Sikka, BasskicksUK
METHXX 028
10 Dec 21
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Crackdown
MDZ 25VIP001
26 Nov 21
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Synchronicity EP
   
Cloud 9 - (4:27) 58 BPM
   
Hitman - (5:04) 174 BPM
   
Synchronicity - (4:39) 174 BPM
   
Shattered Dreams - (4:37) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Soul Intent
METABTKVIP 001
29 Oct 21
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Opal
   
Opal - (3:41) 170 BPM
   
Soosay (feat Euph) - (4:52) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
METAGCVIP 001
15 Oct 21
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Call In Me
   
Call In Me - (6:24) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Phase - "Odyssey Of Noises" - (3:56) 174 BPM
METAPHVIP 001
10 Sep 21
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Why - EP
   
Why - (5:14) 174 BPM
   
It's Not Too Late - (5:17) 170 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
All I See - (5:39) 170 BPM
   
Unfeeling - (6:07) 170 BPM
   
Falling Down (feat Ella Sopp) - (5:19) 170 BPM
Review: Not to be confused with Mufasa's evil bitter brother in Lion King, Survival and Script's Scar alias is one of the flagship acts in Metalheadz premiership and this is their first new material since their pre-lockdown album High Fives & Devil Eyes. Heavyweight as ever, each track punches with both emotional and physical energy. Highlights include the toxic sludge bassline on 'Why', the pristine Good Looking dreaminess and gorgeous flutes on 'All I See' and the hurricane soul of the finale track with Ella Sopp 'Falling Down'. High grade material.
METASCVIP 001
03 Sep 21
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Ice Cubes/Red Carpet (2021 Remasters)
   
Ice Cubes - (6:21) 175 BPM
   
Red Carpet - (5:26) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
METH 047X
27 Aug 21
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Urban Style Music / This Is L.A. (Remasters)
   
Urban Style Music (2017 remaster) - (7:50) 160 BPM
   
This Is L.A. (2021 remaster) - (7:35) 55 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Soul Intent, I N K
METH 014X
23 Aug 21
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Twisted 3rd Mind EP (2021 Remaster)
   
Twisted 3Rd Mind - (7:15) 170 BPM
   
Shine - (7:56) 170 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Skitzaphonic - (7:27) 171 BPM
   
Deltaras - (7:39) 171 BPM
METH 044X
20 Aug 21
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Wintersun/Control My Mind (2021 Remasters)
   
Wintersun - (6:28) 171 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Control My Mind - (6:52) 171 BPM
METH 042X
13 Aug 21
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Fragments EP
   
Forgotten - (7:30) 170 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Depths - (5:05) 58 BPM
   
Evita - (5:50) 172 BPM
   
Daydreaming - (5:23) 172 BPM
METHXX 027
16 Jul 21
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Far Away (Remasters)
   
Far Away (2015 remaster) - (7:55) 155 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
It's Yours (2021 remaster) - (5:55) 158 BPM
Played by: Sikka
MET 004XX
02 Jul 21
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Silent Reign (2021 Remasters)
   
Silent Reign - (6:32) 172 BPM
   
Colony - (6:35) 57 BPM
   
Shift - (6:30) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
METH 035X
18 Jun 21
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Time Goes By
   
Time Goes By - (6:44) 172 BPM
   
Moruga - (5:34) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Two of the scene's most established producers and a pair for whom Metalheadz is a familiar friend, John B & Digital are back on the label with a joint single. This one is proper business and although the elements used are basic, the results are spectacular and prove once more that vibey drum & bass is best left simple, raw and full of energy. That description aptly describes the B-side to this, as Digital and John roll things out amidst a flurry of hats and snares, topped off by an archetypal bassline that stretches its legs in satisfying fashion. The A-side is almost liquid in its lounging atmosphere, but it too has a naughty kick to it that reminds you just what label you're on. Superb.
META 082
18 Jun 21
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25 Years Of Metalheadz - Part 4
   
Wanna Dance - (6:57) 57 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
On Top - (6:18) 170 BPM
Review: The 25 years of Metalheadz march continues and this time it's the job of Mark System, one of the label's most reliable stalwarts and an all-round incredible producer. For this single he's gone full old school jungle, and the results are acid-inflected masterclasses in how to construct stripped back drum & bass beats. 'On Top' is the highlight of the single, and the bounciness in the drums moves with clear precision through rolling waves of progression, a true journey through clubland sound that really lives up to the 25 year legacy of this label.
MDZ 25004
11 Jun 21
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25 Years Of Metalheadz Part 2 (The Series)
   
Da Base II Dark (remastered) - (6:04) 176 BPM
   
Da Base II Dark (Stealth remix) - (6:31) 58 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: One of several big labels with pivotal anniversaries this year, Metalheadz continue their streak of 25 year releases with this monster, a single by Asylum featuring remakes of his legendary track 'Da Base II Dark'. In its remastered version, the original shines even brighter, as those timeless drums rattle to the beat of the aspirations of the 90s, and subtle yet strong bass notes creep into your consciousness, around funky touches and supreme attention to detail. The Stealth remix takes it to an entirely different place, one of pure violence and unadulterated dancefloor hedonism, a smash and grab raid designed to steal your dignity and leave you in a daze. Pure brilliance from the Headz crew.
MDZ 25002
04 Jun 21
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Paradigm Shift
   
Big Drama - (4:52) 58 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Blue Opium's Kiss - (5:09) 58 BPM
   
Paradigm Shift - (7:05) 174 BPM
   
Coded Warehouse (feat Deviant) - (5:50) 57 BPM
Review: This joint release by Inner Terrain and Wreckless is classic Headz from start to finish. The drums are perfect, the basses gargle with other-worldly aggression and the textural quality of every element is daubed in underground material. The title track is an ideal example, as a monotonous and hugely entertaining introduction needles into your soul, a foreboding prelude to a drop that's indistinct and spaced out, the focus here isn't on pure adrenaline but the construction of a journey through industrial soundscapes. 'Big Drama' is one of the dancefloor-facing cuts available, with a suspenseful build that collapses into the sheer ecstasy of punching stabs and shuddering frequencies.
METHXX 026
28 May 21
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Betrayal EP
   
Betrayal - (6:03) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Manhunter - (7:16) 172 BPM
   
Mirror Image - (6:25) 175 BPM
   
Response & Pliskin - "The Pusher" - (7:02) 175 BPM
Review: This debut EP from Response goes back to the classic Headz formula; honest drums, basslines that won't quit and stripped back sense of purity. It's more barebones and relaxed than the label's recent work and it's a flip that works extremely well, as Response rolls things out with a feeling of careless abandon. That's not to say there isn't toughness on here, however, as 'Manhunter' pushes growling bass barks underneath an outer layer of crisp hi-hats and back alley snare hits. 'Betrayal' is space-age, Bukem-style luxury, a panoramic journey through celestial tones that makes you feel lighter than air; this is proper liquid. An all-round masterclass!
METHXX 025
07 May 21
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Kaeya
   
Kaeya ('96 mix) - (6:17) 155 BPM
   
Kaeya (Rage mix) - (7:22) 191 BPM
   
Kaeya (D&B mix) - (5:43) 170 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
METANOVIP 001
26 Mar 21
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25 Years Of Metalheadz Part 3
   
Drum Trip (Detboi's Trip remix) - (8:01) 174 BPM
   
Drum Trip (Wheeler Rebuild) - (3:32) 130 BPM
   
Drum Trip (Madcap remix) - (5:24) 57 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Drum Trip (Detboi's Low Ends & Amens remix) - (6:03) 191 BPM
   
Jupiter (2021 Rebuild) - (6:16) 159 BPM
Review: Metalheadz's march towards twenty five years continues, as does their revisitation and exploration of back catalogue classics, with a twist. Episode number three takes the furious sounds of Kaotic Chemistry's 'Drum Trip' and 'Jupiter' and reworks them, with production courtesy of Detboi, Madcap, Wheeler and Kaotic Chemistry themselves. Madcap's take on 'Drum Trip' is clean and precise, with a rolling drum break that builds through a gorgeous reece line for an instantly classic sound, one that's tied with the Metalheadz aesthetic both past and present. Detboi makes two contributions, and it's his Low Ends and Amens take on 'Drum Trip' that impresses most, with the rhythmic diversity he's become known for on full display, and Detboi sprints through downtempo breaks, stuttering claps and rusty percussive textures in his quest to create something with moodiness at its core. Finally, Kaotic Chemistry themselves turn 'Jupiter' into a fractious version of its former self, one which perfectly straddles the divide between jungle experimentalism and modern toughness. Seminal.
MDZ 25003
26 Feb 21
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Coercion
   
Coercion - (5:25) 58 BPM
   
Weird Nightmares - (6:37) 170 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Folding Water (feat Artilect) - (6:52) 172 BPM
   
Haxan Magic - (6:02) 172 BPM
Review: If you like your drum & bass packed with eerie soundscapes and created more with the intention of imparting an experience than packing out a dancefloor, this is the EP for you. It's classic moody Headz, and Quartz channels the hazy smoke-filled vibe of Blue Note and pumps it through an apocalyptic filter, transposing classical breaks onto futuristic landscapes. 'Folding Water' is perhaps the EP's darkest outing, as hypnotic kicks ground a steampunk aesthetic of churning metal and furious percussive energy, one with abstraction at its core but traditional breaks music in its heart. Superb release.
META 081
19 Feb 21
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25 Years Of Metalheadz Pt 1
   
Up All Night (remastered) - (7:48) 175 BPM
   
Up All Night (Data 3 remix) - (6:33) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Up All Night (remastered - Epic mix) - (9:18) 174 BPM
Review: There are few intros as iconic as that of John B's 'Up All Night'. It's the tune which launched the career of drum & bass' glitter adorned, pop fusion superstar, and what a way to make an entrance. Featherweight flutters and foreboding stabs aside, this three-tracker presages a broader 25 Years of Metalheadz release that will surely be one of the year's best, a part-nostalgia, part-future looking release that charts the history of drum & bass' most seminal imprint. 'Up All Night' gets a 2021 remastered relick, whilst Data 3 step up and flip proceedings on their head with a deeply techy, superbly engineered dancefloor remake that's been blowing up the virtual and physical dance for some time now. Finally, John's 'Epic Mix' stretches out the intro and amps up the suspense, as clattering breaks cement his place in the history books. Utterly superb.
MDZ 25001
15 Jan 21
Drum & Bass / Jungle
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Metalwork
   
Journey Into The Reverb - (4:56) 58 BPM
   
Magnetic Sound - (5:38) 57 BPM
   
Metalwork - (5:39) 172 BPM
   
Random Space - (5:35) 58 BPM
   
Strident - (5:15) 57 BPM
   
Resampled - (5:29) 170 BPM
   
Turn It Around - (5:14) 58 BPM
   
Subterrestrial - (5:18) 170 BPM
   
Doesn't Matter - (6:50) 57 BPM
   
Mikal & Visionobi - "3Rd Eye" - (5:16) 172 BPM
   
Scrapyard Dub - (4:34) 57 BPM
   
Break It - (4:57) 170 BPM
   
Mikal & DJ Thor - "Method" - (5:17) 172 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mikal & RIOT - "Obeah Man" - (5:17) 172 BPM
   
Breaks & Pads - (6:57) 57 BPM
   
Wheels - (5:41) 172 BPM
Review: Mikal is without a doubt one of the best purveyors of breaksy music around. It's slightly criminal that he doesn't get landed with this title more and hopefully his new album - Metalwork - changes things. It's a sensational album, a truly impressive tour-de-force of halftime and breakbeats, a showcase of just how raw and unfiltered drum & bass can be. It's exceedingly hard to pick out standouts because they all work so well, but 'Metalwork' itself is something special; a spacious, cutting edge track that rests on a monstrous kick-snare combination and just goes from there. The expansive bassline of 'Scrapyard Dub', the furious breaks of 'Breaks & Pads'...it doesn't get much better.
METACD 020
23 Oct 20
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Untitled Killa/Persevere
   
Untitled Killa - (4:59) 170 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Persevere - (5:16) 57 BPM
METAFRVIP 001
09 Oct 20
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The Rainmaker
   
The Rainmaker (feat Khadija) - (6:29) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Unadorned - (6:08) 172 BPM
   
Interdimensional Espionage - (5:17) 57 BPM
   
La Bodega - (5:51) 172 BPM
   
Opulence - (5:47) 170 BPM
Review: John Rolodex was one of the premier beat merchants of the Noughties, with a string of hit EPs on both Metalheadz and his Machinist imprint. It's been a decade since then, but his recent revival has brought new music to first his own label and now Headz, with The Rainmaker EP reminding all of us just how talented this man is. It's classic Headz and classic Rolodex, as underground percussion collides head-on with subterranean, low frequency shudders. The title tune sets the tone; a fractious, junglist construction that sees tumbling breaks raucously clash below a juxtaposedly smooth vocal hook, a proper crossover breaks number that reminds us of Goldie's previous work. The other tunes stretch things out a bit, as 'Unadorned' bounces through the shadows with an-almost foghorn approach; 'La Bodega' growls its choppy melody; and 'Opulence' clicks in the percussion and snarls in the bassline.
METHXX 024
02 Oct 20
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The Journey Man Remixes Part 1
   
I Think Of You (Digital & Spirit remix) - (6:51) 172 BPM
   
Truth (Zero T remix) - (5:40) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Redemption (Jon Dixon Ambient mix) - (7:54) 160 BPM
   
Prism (Phase remix) - (7:28) 173 BPM
   
The Mirrored River (Artificial Intelligence remix) - (4:33) 174 BPM
   
The Ballad Celeste (Mako remix) - (4:18) 172 BPM
   
Castaway (Diemantle '145' remix) - (7:25) 145 BPM
   
Redemption (Mathew Jonson remix) - (7:34) 64 BPM
   
The Ballad Celeste (Subjective remix) - (4:26) 173 BPM
   
Truth (Zero T Instrumental remix) - (5:40) 174 BPM
Review: Goldie's 2017 magnum opus - The Journey Man - has gone under the surgeon's knife of some of the best artists in the Metalheadz roster and the result is a sensational two-part collection of sounds from across drum and bass and beyond. This is the first part, and it kicks off with a classic old-school remix from Digital & Spirit, two artists who have done so much to define the modern Metalheadz aesthetic. Their take on 'I Think Of You' is powerful, underground and fractious in equal measure, a turn-of-the-century roller with wonderfully sharp stabs and a creepy atmosphere courtesy of the original's whispered vocal sample. It contrasts with Zero T's gorgeously nonchalant take on 'Truth', which rests on sunny day guitar flicks, rolling out with abandon and driving away over the horizon on a swell of soul. There are more ambient takes from Mathew Jonson and Subjective, whilst Diemantle get funky with a superb 145bpm take on 'Castaway'. There are many others as well - unmissable.
METACD 012R1
25 Sep 20
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The Journey Man Remixes Pt 2
   
The Mirrored River (Grey Code remix) - (5:40) 170 BPM
   
Run Run Run (Calibre remix) - (5:46) 173 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
I Think Of You (Jubei remix) - (5:16) 170 BPM
   
The Ballad Celeste (Lenzman remix) - (5:36) 172 BPM
   
Redemption (feat Mike Banks - Jon Dixon edit) - (7:55) 64 BPM
   
Castaway (DieMantle '155' remix) - (4:36) 156 BPM
   
Goldie & Ulterior Motive - "I Adore You" (feat Natalie Williams - Total Science remix) - (5:30) 172 BPM
   
Prism (Dom & Roland remix) - (6:08) 57 BPM
   
Redemption (Jay Clarke remix) - (7:13) 64 BPM
   
The Ballad Celeste (Lenzman instrumental remix) - (5:36) 172 BPM
Review: Part two of the Goldie remix album is yet more serene blending of light and dark sounds, with some of the scenes best - including Grey Code, Lenzman, Jubei and Calibre - all pitching in with some of the best music of their career. The Grey Code remix of 'The Mirrored River' has been a long time coming, its debut originally at Outlook Festival in 2018, and what a remix it is; the original's towering vocals being flung headfirst into a cacophony of knife-edge breaks and tumbling basslines. Lenzman ebbs and flows with a typically funky rendition of 'The Ballad Celeste', whilst Calibre has his second contribution with a remix of 'Run Run Run', an utterly brilliant rolller that builds to soaring vocal heights abed a string section from your dreams, before cutting off into quintissential Calibre goodness. The culminatory part to a 2020-defining album.
METACD 012R2
25 Sep 20
Drum & Bass / Jungle
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Signs
   
Outer Origins - (4:20) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Good Things - (4:28) 174 BPM
   
No Choice (feat Satl) - (4:11) 175 BPM
   
Intrepidity - (4:06) 162 BPM
   
Signs Signs - (4:29) 175 BPM
Review: Artificial Intelligence are back on Metalheadz for their first label EP in three years, a seriously long time considering the foundational role Headz played in their evolution and we're all so happy to see them back. As you would expect, this release takes a step away from the genre of liquid they've been pioneering on Integral for the last few years, and instead blends harsh rolling sounds with lighter flicks to create a diverse, rough and ready piece of work. 'Outer Origins' is certainly tough, with loping drums that flow with restless energy and an expansive, growling bassline that oscillates in the gutter and only goes up from there. 'Good Things' is lovely, spacious liquid that moves through shimmering synth spasms; Satl joins for the minimal soul of 'No Choice'; and title track 'Signs Signs' is warm and evanescent in its movement. Gorgeous stuff.
META 085
11 Sep 20
Drum & Bass / Jungle
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Basic Principles/I Need Your Love (2020 Remasters)
   
Basic Principles - (5:18) 155 BPM
   
I Need Your Love - (5:12) 156 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
MET 003X
14 Aug 20
Drum & Bass / Jungle
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Hold On/Lucid (2020 Remasters)
   
Hold On - (6:56) 160 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lucid - (6:08) 56 BPM
METH 036X
07 Aug 20
Drum & Bass / Jungle
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Obsession (2020 Remasters)
   
Obsession - (7:09) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tear Out My Heart - (7:04) 173 BPM
Played by: Mandidextrous, I N K
METH 040X
17 Jul 20
Drum & Bass / Jungle
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Channel (2020 Remasters)
   
Channel - (8:59) 55 BPM
   
Channel Beyond - (6:36) 55 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
No Mans Land - (7:04) 165 BPM
METH 031X
10 Jul 20
Drum & Bass / Jungle
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A Different Perspective
   
A Different Perspective - (5:39) 172 BPM
   
Destination - (6:02) 57 BPM
   
Introspect - (5:17) 172 BPM
   
Untitled Piano - (5:27) 170 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Starship - (6:01) 57 BPM
   
The Love We Had - (5:40) 172 BPM
   
Skyline - (6:26) 172 BPM
   
Purple Sky - (5:41) 172 BPM
   
Beacon - (5:39) 57 BPM
   
Urban Decay - (6:02) 172 BPM
   
Sabotage - (6:03) 172 BPM
   
Control (remix) - (6:22) 172 BPM
   
Crime In The City - (5:37) 172 BPM
   
Gangway - (6:01) 172 BPM
   
Resistance - (5:38) 172 BPM
   
Rebel Force - (6:20) 172 BPM
Review: Metalheadz have been rolling out the artist albums this year, with stellar contributions from Adred, amongst others. This time it's the turn of Friske and he continues the trend of incredibly well thought out, resonant breaks-based music that makes you consider the meaning of life whilst blasting your face off at the same time. A whopping sixteen tracks long, there are too many highlights to mention them all but 'Destination' is certainly up there, as subterranean shudders creep into the arrangement underneath an inch-perfect set of clashing, cracking drums. There are no features on this album, it's pure Friske and all the better for it. Top stuff, and if you're into Mako, Autonomic or anything else clever and crushing, this one is for you.
METACD 019
26 Jun 20
Drum & Bass / Jungle
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Dispatches
   
Dispatches #1 (2017 remaster) - (6:59) 56 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dispatches #2 (2020 remaster) - (8:21) 55 BPM
METH 025X
19 Jun 20
Drum & Bass / Jungle
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Basic Principles (Remasters)
   
Basic Principles (2015 Remaster - Alex Reece Reprieve) - (5:13) 160 BPM
   
Basic Principles (2020 Remaster - Wax Doctor Rollout) - (6:55) 53 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Basic Principles (2015 Remaster - Dillinja 'Step 1') - (5:06) 160 BPM
Review: The word 'seminal' is thrown around with a reckless abandon these days and it's not always used with an appropriate level of respect, but this single from Metalheadz is undoubtedly one of the occasions on which its use is warranted. Throwing all the way back to 1994 is Alex Reece, one of the pioneers of Jungle's early foray into the lighter side of things, and his single 'Basic Principles', which also includes a remix from Dillinja on the flip. It's rough, fractious and reminiscent of the heady era from which Headz first came, a proper journey back in time. Legendary.
MET 003RX
12 Jun 20
Drum & Bass / Jungle
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A Different Perspective
   
A Different Perspective - (5:39) 172 BPM
METACD 019BTI01
09 Jun 20
Drum & Bass / Jungle
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