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Southside (remixes)
NS 010R
11 Jul 12
Bass
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Silo Pass (Sir Spyro remix) - (5:39) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Silo Pass (Vjuan Allure remix) - (4:59)
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Charisma Theme (Bok Bok remix) - (4:15)
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Reminder (L-Vis 1990 CC mix) - (5:39)
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Look (Helix remix) - (9:56)
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Review: After the success of the original Southside EP last year, Bok Bok has called upon his mates to rework some of the lead cuts with results that stretch across the board. Sir Spyro has some filthy bass at the forefront of his playful reworking of "Silo Pass", while the horns get teased in the appropriate places to great effect. Vjuan Allure instead focuses on dry beats working around a UK Funky template, with only scattered effects left to fill in the gaps. Bok Bok's own remix of "Charisma Theme" piles the tension on high with dread strings and a snappy dispersal of percussion. L-Vis 1990 gets jacking with his take on "Reminder", leaving it to Helix to delve into a funky techno rut to conquer "Look".
Silo Pass
NSAS 004DLA
01 Feb 18
Bass
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Silo Pass (Lil Silva remix) - (4:15) 137 BPM
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Review: When it comes to timeless grime anthems, there are few instrumentals that hold quite as much nostalgic currency as Silo Pass. Having received countless choppy refixes and intense reworks, it remains a staple in a large selection of grime sets to this day. With this however, funky legend Bok Bok gets stuck into a sub heavy overhaul, bringing out rolling bass tones and highly inventive chops of the original melody for a half time hit. As ever with Bok Bok, this one defies genre brackets and truly stands out with a touch of finesse.
Southside EP
NS 010
30 May 11
UK Garage
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Charisma Theme - (6:58) 131 BPM
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Hyperpass - (5:33) 134 BPM
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Reminder - (5:31) 132 BPM
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Silo Pass - (6:08) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Look (dub) - (4:30) 136 BPM
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Review: Bok Bok has played a significant role in reinvigorating the contemporary bass music scene with the unique brand of neon-tinged grime/dubstep/house purveyed on the Night Slugs imprint he runs with L-Vis 1990. It's strange then to think that he hasn't graced the NS label with any original material of his own until now, but the Southside EP delivers on the hype and expectation that preceded the release. Kicking off with "Charisma Theme", it's all swirling, hazy atmospherics and taught chiming for the first part. Immediately demanding attention, the hollow thumping kicks of the intro swiftly build into a clipped, rolling riddim with clapping beats and quirky, fidgeting melody and undulating b-line below. "Hyperpass", up next, is a much deeper, darker beast, with ominous dread vocal, a dubbed out soundscape, the sound of rainfall and urgent, insistent beats pumping out menacingly. Moving on, "Reminder" is all hissing hats and searing snares, coupled with lassoing synths and a simple, repetitive bleepy melody. Then, there's "Silo Pass" with its scythe sharpening intro, and distant voices, weighty subs and rattling SFX, before grime-infused half step smasher "Look" concludes the EP, with poised and understated prowess.
Your Charizmatic Self
NS 016
26 May 14
Bass
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Melba's Call (feat Kelela) - (4:11) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Howard - (5:32)
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Greenhouse (Day) - (2:24) 149 BPM
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Funkiest (Be Yourself) - (5:04) 136 BPM
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Greenhouse (Night) - (3:18) 140 BPM
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Da Foxtrot - (5:51)
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Melba's Instrumental - (4:11) 140 BPM
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Review: Channeling his love of late '80s R&B productions with his futuristic production swagger, Bok Bok is back on his own Night Slugs with a slick salvo of tracks that highlight his ever-progressing skills. "Melba's Call" wraps around an impeccable vocal delivery from Kelela, firing off snappy synth hooks and sharp guitar licks with a flair that comes on like micro-boogie. "Howard" too summons the gods of electro funk, although here the Moog lines are fused with some proper UK sub busting b-lines, while "Funkiest (Be Yourself)" pares everything down to a minimal Linn Drum beat and wobbly bass. Who said you can't look backwards to move forwards?
Salvage 2017
NS 022
09 Jun 17
Bass
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Island Hopping - (3:46) 140 BPM
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Salvage Lurkin - (3:38) 143 BPM
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Know Already - (3:30) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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PR Drawbridge - (2:20) 152 BPM
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Review: The return of the Night Slugs boss has been long-awaited and this EP is set to be his most grime informed material in years. Opening track "Island Hopping" is a sweet, pop-inflected number with punchy analogue bass and rusty beats throughout. The brightest of the bunch according to a press release, it paves the way for a darker, more down-cast narrative, in contrast to the often optimistic material heard on 2014's "Your Charizmatic Self". The EP is also described as being "built with raw 12-bit samples" with tracks inspired by and intended for DJs, MCs, radio sets and sweaty, blacked-out dancefloors.
Unlimited
NSAS 003DL3
14 Oct 16
Hip Hop/R&B
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Unlimited - (3:02) 69 BPM
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Melba's Call
NS 015
31 Mar 14
Bass
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Melba's Call - (4:11) 140 BPM
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Played by: MikeQ
Review: The boogie is out in force in the tricky production that Bok Bok brings to his latest effort, as a razor sharp melee of stop-start beats and hurried funk licks dart out underneath Kelela's soulful croon. It's definitely got the neon gloss that all dedicated Night Sluggers will be craving, but there's a nastiness to the crafty way that Bok Bok delivers the track that sets it apart. It's no mean feat to straddle styles like this and make it work, yet the end result sounds smooth even if the track wriggles and writhes with abandon throughout.
Papaya Lipgloss
NS 018
17 Mar 15
Bass
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Papaya Lipgloss (club mix) - (4:29) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Papaya Lipgloss (sour mix) - (3:46) 136 BPM
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Review: Bok Bok is back in action on his own label with this sprightly two-tracker featuring fresh-faced collaborator Sweyn Jupiter who is making a debut appearance on this record. The "Club Mix" of "Papaya Lipgloss" is a plush affair that revels in the sweetest chimes of melody that linger in mid-air surrounded by a pleasantly sleek rhythm section. It's a joyous affair that keeps an upbeat mood without reaching over into banality, instead letting subtle but impressive flairs of production shine through in the simple surroundings. The "Sour Mix" doesn't actually loose any of that sweetness, but rather deploys it in a more staggered, playful mix that revels in more broken drum patterns and dramatic pauses.
Jersey Transit Systems
NS 021
29 Mar 17
Hip Hop/R&B
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Transit - (2:24) 70 BPM
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Stalker Ha (DJ J Heat remix) - (2:47) 70 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Boarding Station - (2:34) 70 BPM
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Derailed Moments - (3:15) 70 BPM
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Review: DJ/producer/engineer/artist DJ J Heat from Newark New Jersey is up next for London bass merchants Night Slugs. This guy has collaborated wth Brenmar, remixed Baauer and M.E.S.H. and really brings it on this killer EP entitled Jersey Transit Systems. Starting off with the stripped back low end assault of "Transit", he's into some dark side future beats on the brooding "Stalker Ha" (J Heat Remix) and some more straight up Jersey club sounds on the trigger happy roller "Transit Systems". A great effort by one of the scene's most promising producers in the second generation of it's scene.
Club Constructions Vol  7
NSCC 007
05 Apr 16
Bass
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Capricorn - (4:28) 100 BPM
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Native - (3:36) 60 BPM
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CC101 - (3:57) 99 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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CC102 - (4:10) 100 BPM
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Review: Focussing on "raw material aimed straight for the dance floor", Club Constructions returns after three years of hiatus with newcomer DJC, and whether the artist is a Night Slugs member in disguise or a complete debutant is still a mystery. That doesn't matter, though, because we a tune like "Capricorn" is so rough and banging that we just want to beat it, not thinking too much about where it from or why; "Native" is the perfect tool to follow on from it, and its broken shreds of drums are a delight when hear loud. "CC101" is perhaps our pick of the lot - but it's a close call between all of them - as we're just madly into that sort of slowed-down Detroit-style techno funk, but "CC102" is nothing short of spectacular, and would easily go down a storm in DJ sets from Theo Parrish, all the way to Ben UFO.
C100
NSAS 003DL1
29 Jun 16
Bass
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C100 - (4:02) 105 BPM
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A/B Til Infinity
506012 0876522
26 Nov 13
Bass
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Ax//s (intro) - (1:32) 136 BPM
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A/B Til Infinity - (3:48) 140 BPM
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Alta Civilization - (7:22)
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Bad Boy (reduced) - (2:45) 152 BPM
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Adult - (4:49) 140 BPM
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Disorbital - (3:55) 158 BPM
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Water - (4:37) Biggest-selling track on this release
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My Life Is Vivid, My Eyes Are Open - (3:21) 140 BPM
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A.C.R.R. - (5:31)
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Review: Dave 'Egyptrixx' Psutka has been an integral part of the Night Slugs family since the label was launched, providing them with their second EP in the shape of The Only Way Up and their debut album with Bible Eyes. Contributions to Night Slugs from Egyptrixx since then have been intermittent at best but Psutka returns here with an eagerly awaited new album in the form of A/B til Infinity. Keen Night Slugs followers will no doubt have already checked Egyptrixx's recent contribution to the label's ongoing mix series which was described as a "self-defined scrapbook of ideas" for this new album and the dark tone of that mix is certainly present here at times. From the first few listens in the Juno office, the suite of tracks from "Bad Boy (reduced)" to the Rrose does Night Slugs sounds of "Water" had us very impressed!
Bible Eyes
NSLP 001
07 Mar 11
UK Garage
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Start From The Beginning - (3:00) 126 BPM
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Bible Eyes - (6:15) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Chrysalis Records (feat Trust) - (3:22) 123 BPM
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Liberation Front - (7:01) 126 BPM
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Naples - (3:36) 121 BPM
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Rooks Theme - (3:38) 126 BPM
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Recital (A version) - (7:24) 128 BPM
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Fuji Cub (feat Trust) - (4:48) 132 BPM
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Barely - (3:57) 124 BPM
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Recital (B version) - (3:36) 129 BPM
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The Only Way Up EP
NS 002
29 Mar 10
UK Garage
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The Only Way Up - (5:12) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Everybody Bleeding - (4:41) 128 BPM
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The Only Way Up (Ikonika remix) - (4:54) 132 BPM
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Everybody Bleeding (feat Shyvo - Kingdom remix) - (4:48) 128 BPM
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The Only Way Up (Cubic Zirconia remix) - (4:25) 126 BPM
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The Only Way Up (Cubic Zirconia instrumental) - (4:16) 126 BPM
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Review: Canadian Egyptrixx drops his debut release on Night Slugs. Treading the line between house, techno, dubstep and experimental, "The Only Way Up" features some seriously twangy keys which are pulled and groped in every direction yet somehow emerge as a beautiful melody. "Everybody Bleeding" meanwhile takes the twang factor to new extremes, building a catchy hook from the key stabs - pure genius. On the flip we are treated to a remix from Hyperdub golden girl Ikonika, who transforms the title track into a melodic afterhours jam exuding sweetness and hope, while Brooklyn DJ Kingdom turns "Everybody Bleeding" into a serious dubstep workout with some serious R&B vibes and sub bass.
Wut (Claude Vonstroke Remix)
NS 008R
28 Jun 11
UK Garage
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Wut (Claude Vonstroke Undressed mix) - (6:10) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Wut (Claude Vonstroke Butt Naked mix) - (6:11) 126 BPM
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Review: Commonly regarded as the centrepiece of Night Slugs first year as a label, Girl Unit's incendiary ode to dirty south hip-hop is pretty much the epitome of a track that needs no extra embellishment. However we guess you can relent when Dirtybird deity Claude Von Stroke reveals an interest in tackling it. Thus Night Slugs present two of three Von Stroke remixes of the track - expect the third "Fully Dressed" version to appear on a forthcoming remix compilation. Strains of both the "Undressed" and "Butt Naked" remixes were heard several times over the Sonar weekend, and the titles lend some clues as to the stripped down nature of the results. The former slowly reveals an 8bit soaked variant on that distinct synth refrain over skeletal drums which explodes into brilliant colour at just the right moment. The Butt Naked remix is a far darker affair but no less potent.
Club Rez EP
NS 013
07 May 12
Electro
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Girl Unit - "Ensemble" (Club Mix) - (5:52) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Girl Unit - "Cake Boss" - (4:29) 130 BPM
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Girl Unit - "Plaza" - (4:33) 129 BPM
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Girl Unit - "Double Take" - (5:04) 135 BPM
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Girl Unit - "Rezday" - (4:12) 140 BPM
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Girl Unit - "Club Rez" - (5:16) 136 BPM
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Review: After breaking through with some powerful EPs on Night Slugs, Girl Unit is back to continue what he started. Interestingly, the grimey element in his earlier output has been replaced by a screamingly loud electro influence, positioned in the kind of snappy funk favoured by EDMX and his Breakin Records posse. From "Ensemble (Club Mix)" to "Plaza", the sharp edges of the synth work chafe against crisp drum machine workouts, leaving six cold crush bangers in their wake. It's something of a departure for Girl Unit, but he's absolutely nailed the target sound with tracks that will absolutely tear up the dance.
Queen B
NSAS 003DL 2
22 Jul 16
Bass
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Queen B - (3:08) 134 BPM
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IRL EP
NS 003
26 Apr 10
UK Garage
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IRL - (6:10) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Shade On - (4:45) 135 BPM
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Temple Keys - (5:38) 136 BPM
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IRL (DVA's Hi Emotions remix) - (4:54) 125 BPM
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IRL (French Fries remix) - (5:01) 128 BPM
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Review: Despite having a moniker which sounds like an all-female pop outfit from the 90s, you'll be glad to hear that Girl Unit, is, in fact, nothing of the sort. A house aficionado of the highest calibre, the South London based producer blends elements of UK funky, 2-step, house, garage, Chicago juke and shades of dubstep with an iconoclastic irreverence for genre boundaries. Appearing on Bok-Bok and L-Vis 1990's label, Night Slugs, the I.R.L EP marks the third release for the burgeoning young imprint, which was established earlier this year. The EP - incidentally one of the most hotly tipped records around at the moment - begins with the title track. A dramatic, cinematic intro (rather reminiscent of D&B producer Rockwell's "Noir") initiates the proceedings with a thumping statement of intent and screechy, sliding synth embellishments. A hollow, clip-clop beat underpins the track, moving from dark, moody moments to more mellow, Mount Kimbie-style sections with masterful ease. DVA takes things down a tougher, rougher street with the tapping, grinding synthetics and raw industrial edge of his 'Hi Emotions' remix, whereas Young Gunz crew member, French Fries tunes in to a funky vibe, with shuffling rhythms, a nod to soca and lashings of sun-drenched tropical exoticism.
Club Constructions Vol 4
506012 0876225
28 May 13
Bass
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Whoosh Ice Dispenser - (5:28) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Track Titled 1 - (3:54)
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Linn Jam - (4:50)
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Linn Jam (with synth) - (5:30)
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Damnson - (7:27)
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Played by: Vlsonn, JRapp
Greatest Hits Vol 1
NS 023
16 Feb 18
Bass
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Disko Chop - (4:42) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tainted Love (remix) - (4:52) 125 BPM
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Tough Linns (The Money Machine Beat) - (2:52) 136 BPM
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Techno Trak - (3:49) 134 BPM
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UNTITLED (E-mix) - (4:00) 136 BPM
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Dick Track (feat Al Hype) - (3:47) 135 BPM
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Beat I Made In Miami (Helix edit) - (3:11) 65 BPM
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DX Crowd (Chordy version) - (4:53) 132 BPM
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The Chord Beat (edit) - (5:12) 66 BPM
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Fbm Flip - (4:57) 129 BPM
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Drum Track (P Jam Bootleg) - (4:42) 91 BPM
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Review: Helix returns to Night Slugs with his first release since 2013's "Club Constructions". Still as vital as ever, this is the first part of a trilogy of "Greatest Hits" collections. All new, all vibey; highlights include the deep-bleep radar techno stomps of "Tainted Love", the sheet metal soul of "Beat I Made In Miami", the soft-focus filtered ripples and staccato dynamic of "Fbm Flip" and the dizzying cavernousness of "DX Crowd". Great times lay ahead for Night Slugs, this sets us up very nicely for the label's 10th anniversary; Helix hits the spot.
Club Constructions Vol 5
506012 0876362
09 Jul 13
Bass
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Pleasuredrome - (5:15)
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Code Switch - (3:17)
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Code Switch (club mix) - (3:02) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Vlsonn, MikeQ, Mike G
Review: Still the Night Slugs series of floor-wrecking singles continues unabated, this time given over to Hysterics - a more floor-focused moniker of Girl Unit - who wastes no time in throwing down an industrial tinged malaise of the most banging quality. "Pleasuredrome" moves through various rasps and grunts of drum machine hits, all focused around a strict staccato thud and coming on like and Art Of Noise jack track. "Code Switch" may reach for some similar sound sources, but there's a more skewed purpose at work as defined by the hyped up crescendo of percussive pulse rising rapidly in pitch. The "Club Mix" of the track is a thoroughly different beast that loses itself in a dry-ice fog of atmospheric noise, with just snatches of the original making it in to this marginally steadier version.
Hysterics EP
NS 017
03 Feb 15
Techno
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Club Life - (5:03) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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HTRX9 - (5:23) 128 BPM
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Eye Mask - (5:14) 127 BPM
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Empty - (4:46) 124 BPM
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Review: Girl Unit's alter-ego did some serious damage with the fifth volume of Night Slugs' Club Constructions series back in 2013, and now Hysterics gets reanimated for another four brutal attacks of spine-tingling drum alchemy. "Club Life" wastes no time in spelling out its physical intentions as it pushes and pulls with industrial clout and techno dexterity, whereas "HTRX9" takes a more unusual route through highly strung synths into a spaced-out abstraction of tech house. "Eye Mask" equally places the synths at the forefront with some dazzling juxtapositions of clashing tones atop the supporting beats, while "Empty" makes for a more conventional but equally enchanting sojourn into blissfully soulful deep house territory.
Classical Club Mixes
NSLP 002C
22 Oct 12
Bass
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Her (extended dub) - (4:47)
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The Courts (12" mix) - (5:56)
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How We Relate To The Body (12" mix) - (5:22) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Club Thanz (dub) - (4:03)
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Now We Relate - (9:12)
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The Nite Life (instrumental) - (5:21)
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Review: Jam City's Classical Curves remains one of the 2012's most unique albums, but some may have been upset at the slightly DJ-unfriendly nature of the album edits. This EP addresses those issues and then some with a raft of unreleased cuts. Featuring 12" versions of standout tracks "The Courts" and "How We Relate To The Body", dub versions of "Her" and "Club Thanz", and an instrumental version of "The Nite Life", the real gem is nevertheless the all new track "Now We Relate". A 9 minute epic which stretches out Jam City's hyperreal house like a piece of elastic, it constantly hovers on the edge of mayhem for what seems like an eternity. Keeping the kick drum back until halfway through, its peak time stabs skipping maniacally like a broken record before dropping in with all the force of some lost Underground Resistance production. Essential.
Dream A Garden
NSLP 004DL
23 Mar 15
Coldwave/Synth
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The Garden Thrives - (2:34) 156 BPM
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A Walk Down Chapel - (5:33) 93 BPM
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Unhappy - (3:37) 84 BPM
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Good Lads, Bad Lads - (2:32) 83 BPM
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Today - (4:07) 50 BPM
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Damage - (4:00) 111 BPM
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Crisis - (4:15) 58 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Black Friday - (4:55) 140 BPM
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Proud - (5:00) 80 BPM
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Review: There can be few curves in artistic development between albums as the one Jam City has undertaken here with Dream A Garden. His 2012 debut album Classical Curves has had a seismic influence on the structure of much UK club music since then, but instead of further developing and finessing those sonic ideas Jack Latham has gone a whole other route into fully fledged song writing. Or perhaps not, Night Slugs suggest the nine track album is not a total break from the hyper-realised world Latham explored on Classical Curves, it should be seen as an inversion, asking "what becomes of the people struggling to live and love beneath the chrome-plated, vacuous and superficial machinery that we must fight to see beyond?" A bold move by artist and label that demands further investigation!
Magic Drops
NS 009
06 Dec 10
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Magic Drops - (4:55) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Scene Girl - (5:03) 140 BPM
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2 Hot - (3:58)
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Review: Keen observers of the Night Slugs movement will have noticed a consistent stream of Jam City tracks featuring in the DJ sets, charts, mixes and weekly Rinse FM shows performed by Messrs Bok Bok and L-Vis 1990 which even predate NS as a label entity. As Night Slugs draws close to a near perfect first year of business, they quit with the teasing and finally unveil the debut proper EP from Jam City. "Magic Drops" has been a staple of the extended NS family DJ set for yonks now so anyone with a semblance of club going in them will be more than familiar with the pressurised crunk grind meets blissed out keys and sludge drunk synths Eski riddim tribute. What really impresses is the richness in sonic detail throughout - you can listen to "Magic Drops" ten times in a row and find something different to captivate you. "Scene Girl" retains the industrial pressure style percussion, but lays down A saw tooth synth wash that positively bullies its way to the forefront, whilst "2 Hot" drops some half step menace courtesy of the massive cloud of outergalactic synth tension. This release combined with the preceding Refixes EP proves to be an auspicious portent of things to come in 2011!
Cowboy
NS 020
17 Nov 16
Bass
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Cowboy - (2:52) 86 BPM
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City Hummingbird (Club mix) - (4:39) 62 BPM
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Air (instrumental) - (4:31) 86 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Earthly Versions
NS 019DL
09 Oct 15
Bass
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A Walk Down Chapel (dub mix) - (5:27) 93 BPM
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Dream '15 - (4:28) 93 BPM
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Played by: Chaams
Review: It's been over two years and the wait is finally over, we can now enjoy a new Jam City EP on Night Slugs! The London producer was at the top of his game when he released 2012's Classical Curves LP, and since then he's only released a limited amount of music, always for Bok-Bok's mythical imprint - and who could blame him? "Walk Down Chapel (dub mix)" is pure Jam City, where a sluggish house tempo is distorted and broken down into a lo-fi jam with plenty of FX trickery, while "Crisis (Special Mix)" is a soulful hip-hop kinda lick, and "Dream '15" takes slow moving breaks and drops them over a grizzly plate of bubbly industrial mechanics.
Waterworx EP
NS 011
12 Jul 11
UK Garage
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Aqua Box - (5:21) 126 BPM
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Countess - (4:47) 126 BPM
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Island - (3:53) 129 BPM
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Barely A Trak - (6:54) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Waterfalls - (4:20) 126 BPM
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Review: Lesser spotted Night Slugs alumni Jam City offers an auspicious insight into what we might expect from his often hinted at debut album on the startling Waterworx EP. It's likely you will already have a taste for the three tracks here after snippets appeared unannounced on the NS Soundcloud, however those 90 second samples don't fully hint at the magic on display here! "Aquabox" shoots muscular stabs of bass and neon flourishes skywards over a stumbling steppahs rhythm, pausing briefly to let the crystalline jah infused undercurrents shine. Up next, "Countess" sits alongside the recent John Roberts remix of George Fitzgerald in the "what do we even call it" stakes - if there ever was a track to definitely silence the wanton genre givers it would be this - with a tight strutting bruk riddim subjected to a schizophrenic array of snaking arpeggios and vocal squeals. "Barely A Trak" is really where those snippets don't reveal Jam City's brilliance, combining the rising pressure of the synth ripples with simmering stop start grime patterns before a genius left turn lends the track a utopian finish.
Classical Curves
NSLP 002
28 May 12
Bass
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Backseat Becomes A Zone While We Glide - (1:33)
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Her - (2:28)
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The Courts - (4:24) Biggest-selling track on this release
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BAD - (4:14)
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How We Relate To The Body - (5:20)
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Club Thanz - (3:44)
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Hyatt Park Nights part 1 - (5:02)
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Hyatt Park Nights part 2 - (2:07)
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Strawberries - (4:04)
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Love Is Real - (6:55)
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The Nite Life (feat Main Attrakionz) - (4:33)
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Review: For all of the genre bending insanity of his early singles on Night Slugs, it's unlikely that anyone could have foreseen Jam City coming out with an album like this. Across ten tracks the producer delivers music that runs the gauntlet between Prince influenced funk that flickers like a burnt out neon sign, Chicago house that sounds like it was made in an echo chamber and Philly club that sounds like it was made for an athletics commercial. Despite its air of detached ADD hyperreality it's an album that's never cold, and never once looks down on the listener ... in short, absolutely essential.
Trouble
NSJC 001
14 Sep 16
Bass
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Send - (2:21) 114 BPM
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Cowboy - (2:52) 86 BPM
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Wet GT - (2:24) 137 BPM
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Boundry - (2:56) 58 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sky - (3:05) 93 BPM
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City Hummingbird - (2:55) 62 BPM
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Break - (1:27) 148 BPM
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Curtains - (3:46) 95 BPM
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Inha - (3:14) 159 BPM
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Review: Last time Jam City released an album on Night Slugs we left it on repeat for a few months here on the Juno HQ stereo, and we've been waiting for a new one with plenty of anticipation. We have to be honest here and say that Jam City might well be our favourite Night Slugs member, mainly because tunes like the opening "Send", or even "Cowboy", and pretty much every other tune on here just sound so fresh and compelling. No other artist can mash up house, techno, bass and R&B with the same style or elegance as this producer, and even more leftfield jams such as "Wet GT", which verges onto ambient corners, are so full and rich in movement. "Boundry" the sort of house-not-house track that could be enjoyed by anyone depending on their tastes of sounds, and this is a recurring pattern throughout this whole album. Jam City, we love ya. Warmly recommended.
Dreama EP
NS 012
21 Nov 11
UK Garage
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Let You No - (6:06) 138 BPM
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Stalker Ha - (3:49) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dreama - (4:58) 140 BPM
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Hood By Air Theme - (4:44)
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Played by: BIZT, Massacooramaan
Review: Having already bolstered the Night Slugs mission across an EP and occasional other appearances, Kingdom returns to his neon-lit home with more of that R&B flavoured business. "Let You No" rides one of those quintessential clean, precise dubstep beats that the NS crew love so well, while the melodies fall thick and bright around a decisive vocal rip. It's immaculately produced, while "Stalker Ha" manages to eke out more of an edge with some wild samples and hits over a more punchy UK Funky beat. "Dreama" sees Kingdom exploring his sound more, slowing the beat down to let his imaginative synth work fly free. Check it.
That Mystic EP
NS 006
26 Jul 10
UK Garage
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That Mystic - (4:53) 136 BPM
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Bust Broke - (4:25) 129 BPM
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Fogs - (4:55) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Pang - (4:58) 131 BPM
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Seven Chirp - (4:21) 135 BPM
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Club Constructions Volume 3
NSCC 003
12 Sep 12
Bass
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Bring In The Katz (feat Pork Chop) - (4:24)
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Bring In The Katz (L-Vis 1990 Dub) - (3:38) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Serious Baltimore business right here. KW Griff and Pork Chop's dark, chopped up club rider rolls with beefy kicks and a classic break. Released last year it's been picked up on by L-Vis 1990 who's gone ahead and given it a royal Night Slugs makeover. Subby, stripped back and munching its way through 808s, all that remains of the original are the vocal snippets and the same authentic sense of edge Griff and Chop conjured up in the first place. Heavyweight stuff.
Club Constructions Volume 1
NSCC 001
16 Apr 12
Techno
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Workout - (4:37) 130 BPM
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Video Drone - (5:35) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rubber Crash - (5:07)
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Hard Drive - (5:16) 126 BPM
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Girl Clap - (5:18) 128 BPM
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Review: After the shimmering pop tendencies of his recent album and accompanying single, L-Vis 1990 hits up Night Slugs with five downright nasty slices of stern-faced jackhammer material. Whether it's the whumping bass of "Workout", the grinding hats of "Video Drone" or the more restrained techno of "Hard Drive", this is clearly a statement on how to make cruelly effective floor tracks with the DJ in mind. For a no-frills approach to tools, you'd be hard pressed to find a selection that slots in between the current mess of genres in clubs as easily as these grim rippers.
Forever You
NS 005
12 Jul 10
UK Garage
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Forever You (feat Shadz) - (5:46) 130 BPM
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Into The Stars - (4:35) 126 BPM
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Do You Remember - (6:13) 135 BPM
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Reprise - (6:09) 128 BPM
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Forever You (dub) - (5:45) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ballads
506012 0876041
02 Apr 13
Bass
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Ballad 4D - (5:42)
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Not Mad - (4:40)
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Signal - (5:04) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Always a tricky customer to get a handle on, just when you think you know where James Connolly is headed with his release arc he swerves back the other way, from chart-testing pop-inflected jams to raw club destroyers. On this latest march on his Night Slugs stomping ground, Connolly is definitely looking to rock the dance but he's not holding back on the musical elements either. On "Not Mad" there's plenty of boogie flavoured synth flares to inject some colour into proceedings, while the title track gets into an almost Autechre-styled disposition with it's mechanical warmth conundrum. "Signal" manages to conjure a powerful blend of electro funk dynamics and sci-fi moods that it's very hard to argue with.
Club Constructions Volume 2
NSCC 002
28 Jun 12
Bass
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Shutter - (3:56)
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Quest - (4:32) Biggest-selling track on this release
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The 3rd - (4:23)
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Review: The unstoppable march of Night Slugs continues apace as their Club Constructions series starts to take shape with these three cuts from Lil Silva. Unlike L-Vis 1990's starkly functional jackers in volume 1, it's not quite apparent what sets these tracks apart as specific "club constructions", but no matter, they hit where it counts. "Quest" rolls with a mean sinking bassline, while the beat jerks and snags. "The 3rd" is the real standout track though, grating on a maddening groove programmed from way out in leftfield, keeping things sparse and angular but most noticeably twitchy. Boundless joys await in watching people try to dance to this one.
Square One EP
NS 001
25 Jan 10
UK Garage
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Square One - (6:30) 129 BPM
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Nike - (10:10) 133 BPM
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Nike (club edit) - (8:12) 133 BPM
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Square One (Roska remix) - (6:00) 129 BPM
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Square One (Julio Bashmore Longhorn remix) - (6:35) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Square One (Greena remix) - (4:36) 132 BPM
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Square One (Bok Bok remix) - (4:38)
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Square One (L-Vis 1990 remix) - (7:23) 130 BPM
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Evaser
NS 028
24 Jan 18
Bass
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Neans Anthem - (5:01) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Cruz Control - (3:40) 66 BPM
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Tell Her - (4:14) 136 BPM
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Fidelity - (3:21) 126 BPM
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Review: This one is a release we were really excited to see announced as new Night Slugs recruit: Neana gets involved for a full length project entitled 'Evaser'. The entire project is a percussion driven masterpiece, most notably on the fluid cowbell rolls of 'Tell Her' and 'Cruz Control' which was officially unveiled via the Complex platform a little while ago. Following this, 'Fidelity' takes a depthy delve into futuristic house music, incorporating fluid rhythms and aquatic synthesis. To finish off, we have 'Neans Anthem', which draws its funky influences from carnival drums and highly energetic rolling claps. Night Slugs have scored a winner with this one!
Night Skanker EP
NS 004
31 May 10
UK Garage
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Night Skanker - (5:13) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Perfussion - (4:59) 129 BPM
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Golds To Get - (4:30) 130 BPM
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Against Yaself - (5:31) 128 BPM
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Seasons - (4:28) 129 BPM
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Pulse Vs Flex - (6:14) 129 BPM
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Sweyn Flu
NS 026
29 Sep 17
Bass
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Never One Of Us (feat J Black & NA) - (2:48) 140 BPM
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Sweyn Flu (feat Ikonika) - (3:14) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Aloe Sour - (3:16) 99 BPM
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Stadium Tour - (2:54) 159 BPM
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Night Slugs Allstars Volume 1
NSAS 001
29 Nov 10
UK Garage
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Mosca - "Square One" (VIP) - (5:58) 129 BPM
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Lil Silva - "Golds To Get" - (4:30) 130 BPM
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Girl Unit - "IRL" (Bok Bok remix) - (5:40) 136 BPM
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Kingdom - "Bust Broke" - (4:25) 129 BPM
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L-Vis 1990 & T Williams - "Stand Up" - (5:21) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jam City - "Arpjam" - (5:30) 128 BPM
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Lil Silva - "Seasons" - (4:28) 129 BPM
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Egyptrixx - "Liberation Front" - (7:00) 126 BPM
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Bok Bok & Cubic Zirconia - "Reclash" (dub) - (5:45) 135 BPM
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Optimum - "Broken Embrace" - (5:46) 135 BPM
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Jacques Greene - "(Baby I Don't Know) What You Want" - (6:14) 126 BPM
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Velour - "Booty Slammer" - (4:34) 135 BPM
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Girl Unit - "Wut" - (6:58) 140 BPM
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Night Slugs Allstars Volume 2
NSAS 002
28 Jan 13
Electro
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L-Vis 1990 - "Lost In Love" (feat Javeon McCarthy - Night Slugs Street mix) - (5:14) 126 BPM
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Girl Unit - "Ensemble" (club mix) - (5:52) 128 BPM
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L-Vis 1990 - "Not Mad" - (4:40) 125 BPM
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Lil Silva - "The 3rd" - (4:23) 136 BPM
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Kingdom - "Stalker Ha" - (3:49) 128 BPM
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Bok Bok - "Silo Pass" - (6:08) 136 BPM
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Jam City - "How We Relate To The Body" - (5:20) 133 BPM
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Helix - "Drum Track" - (4:15) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Kingdom - "Bank Head" - (4:22) 136 BPM
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Egyptrixx - "Adult" - (4:49) 140 BPM
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Girl Unit - "Double Take Part 2" - (4:32) 136 BPM
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Morri$ - "White Hood" - (3:20) 136 BPM
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Review: With an ever-strong commitment to their very unique brand of modern electronic dance music, the Night Slugs posse are rounded up once again for a stocktake on the follow up to the successful Night Slugs Allstars compilation. It's only with a chance to reflect such as this you can appreciate the range that falls neatly into the Night Slugs remit. At one turn you can be doused in the blinding sunshine of Girl Unit's cheery electro as on "Ensemble (Club Mix)", or at the next be confronted with the staggered stab frenzy of Helix's somewhat ironically named "Drum Track". Try reaching them without being thrown by Bok Bok's 31st century grime madness or Lil Silva's hyper-kinetic throwdown of mechanical psychedelia and you might have a chance of getting a handle on the label as a whole.
Night Slugs Allstars Volume 3
NSASDL 003
25 Nov 16
Bass
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DJC - "C100" - (4:02) 105 BPM
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Ikonika - "Stick Shaker" - (3:39) 130 BPM
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Hysterics - "Empty VIP" - (4:49) 62 BPM
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NA - "Ecstacy Edit" - (3:58) 144 BPM
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Bok Bok X Sweyn J - "Good 2 U" (feat Semma) - (3:32) 140 BPM
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Girl Unit - "Queen B" - (3:08) 134 BPM
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Jam City - "Direct Drums" - (5:25) 96 BPM
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Sweyn Jupiter - "Throwback Thursday" - (3:15) 113 BPM
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Helix - "Funky 1irst" - (5:07) 132 BPM
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Neana - "Cyberia" - (4:48) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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L Vis 1990 - "Sweet Spot" (feat Ronika) - (4:42) 90 BPM
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Sheen X Sweyn J - "My Syrup" - (3:03) 132 BPM
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Bok Bok X Sweyn J - "Unlimited" (feat Flirta D) - (3:02) 137 BPM
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Played by: Star Eyes
Review: London's Night Slugs are back with their class of 2016 and if this is anything to go by, it's going to be quite the graduation party. Be prepared for some bass driven, street level, low end theories as per usual. There's Bok x Sweyn J featuring Semma on the sexy future R&B of "Good 2 U", Helix with some superb hyper-riddims on the explosive and syncopated "Funky 1irst", while label mainstays appear too, rest assured. There's Jam City with the brooding and powerful rhythm workout of "Direct Drums" and of course L-Vis 1990 with the sultry vocals of Ronika on the late night noir thriller "Sweet Spot".
The Velvet Collection
NS 007
27 Sep 10
Bass
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Booty Slammer - (4:34) Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Scent Of Romance - (5:04)
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Kick It Till It Breaks - (6:50)
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She Wore Velour - (4:47)
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