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Timbuk 4 - (4:33) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Fair Trade (feat Chats Mc) - (3:50) 175 BPM
Review: Sub-liminal Recordings are a regular presence on these pages, their music is precise and damaging and they're back this week with a single from Agro. Timbuk 4 is a two-tracker that relies on its wavey concoctions of low-frequency movement to impress, with hard percussive knocks resting nicely underneath. 'Fair Trade' is the B-side and probably our favourite, with Chats MC doing some serious work over a very creative back end. Lovely stuff.
SLR 058
12 Sep 19
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Too Greezey - "Fled The Scene" (feat Thunda Banton) - (4:26) 58 BPM
Agro - "Shot To Bits" - (4:16) 180 BPM
Too Greezey - "Time Traveller" - (4:28) 175 BPM
Agro - "Dumpers" - (4:38) 179 BPM
Too Greezey - "The Chant" - (4:28) 58 BPM
Agro - "Simple" - (3:39) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Representing the vibes and history of reggae culture except with a uniquely British urban twist, Agro & Too Greezey drop a five-track testament to his ability as producer here. We've featured his music in the past and every time we do it's a devilish concoction of force and finesse, an amalgamation of ability and acumen. 'Fled The Scene' is as big as it gets, both in terms of its steppy percussion and driving bassline; 'Shot To Bits' reminds of Kings of the Rollers with a bassline that roars out the stops; title tune 'Time Traveller' combines reggae atmospherics with a rolling finesse. Sick EP.
SLR 062
14 Nov 19
Drum And Bass
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Isolate - (4:57) 171 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Simmer - (3:41) 173 BPM
Ghxsty & Agro - "War Horn" - (4:47) 175 BPM
Power Trip - (4:25) 175 BPM
Better - (3:18) 174 BPM
Bank Robber - (4:12) 175 BPM
Review: Barrelling around the corner and into deep town is Ghxsty, whose newest EP on Sub-liminal Recordings excels in a gnarly, minimal and over the top fashion. The first cut - Isolate - smacks of the recent scene takeover by the likes of Serum and Benny L, it's rambunctious bassline swirling round in huge, naughty sub-bass pulses that'll leave you delighted by their length and scope. 'Simmer' is even more in your face and arguably the better of the two, a delicate balance being struck between percussive weight and the sensitive delineation of its elements. A proper smasher that will give you a naughty bass face and will definitely get your head nodding, a pattern carried across to the other four tunes here.
SLR 066
24 Jan 20
Drum And Bass
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Area 51 - (5:01) 172 BPM
Guzi & Zoner - "I Can't" - (4:23) 175 BPM
Trippy - (4:19) 58 BPM
DJ Riddim - (4:45) 175 BPM
Free - (3:34) 170 BPM
Ohh Boy (VIP) - (4:34) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Conrad Subs, S Man, Sikka
Review: Guzi is landing on Sub-Liminal Recordings once again this week with a sophisticated and incredibly fun release, one which, if you hear out live, is certain to get you moving. There's a carelessness and a freedom to these tracks and it creates a tangible sense of kinetic movement. The title track kicks things off in style and it's 'Area 51' that really takes the cake, a winding, subby track that flips between roughshod amen junglist work and a more rolling, stripped back tip, including powerful, punchy basses all the way. It's a wicked track and definitely the highlight of the release. 'I Can't' feat. Zoner is another absolute banger but one that's deep and wispy in all the right ways, as stuttering drum lines perforate over monochromatic bassline injections. Sick!
SLR 063
29 Nov 19
Drum And Bass
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No Disrespect (Jaydan remix) - (4:27) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
No Disrespect (Lash Lams remix) - (4:27) 175 BPM
No Disrespect - (4:34) 175 BPM
Review: Mentah goes back to last years Time Space & Matter album and picks one of the track ripest for remixing. To be fair, the whole release was ripe but he's picked the rolling, grunting thunder jam "No Disrespect". We respect that decision, especially when the remixes are as good as these... Donny Jaydan gets brutal with his drums and perks up the bassline while the mysterious Lash Lams dusts off the breaks for more of a junglised slap-about. Both the original and remixes absolutely kill it. And we mean this in all due respect.
SLR 061
31 Oct 19
Drum And Bass
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Over The Moon - (4:05) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Gunshot - (4:12) 175 BPM
Away - (4:27) 176 BPM
Back Up - (4:02) 58 BPM
Double Drop - (4:34) 175 BPM
Break Out - (4:02) 175 BPM
Review: Give us a big fat smile and show some teef! Nick The Lot hits our playlists once again with another hefty packet of tracks and he smashes it once again. "Over The Moon" sets the tone; groaning, trippy and full of strange samples and sounds, it's the Brighton badboy on his A-game. So is the rest of the EP from the stuttering, star-gazing twangs of "Gunshot" to the guttural bass and savage breaks of the finale "Break Out". Elsewhere things go mental on "Double Drop", "Away" bends mind with its warped bass and "Back Up" is a lesson in heavy subs and choppy drums. We guarantee you'll be on these before you can say 'petty pilfering'.
SLR 060
18 Oct 19
Drum And Bass
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How You Escape - (3:39) 175 BPM
A Ghost - (3:39) 175 BPM
Magnificent - (3:39) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
It's Dark - (4:23) 175 BPM
Review: Prestige is definitely one of the more talented producers out there, with previous releases on a host of other labels and his aggressive sound is back with a vengeance here. Packed with harsh, barking tones and a stripped-back, industrial aesthetic, Prestige doesn't waste any time in laying out the rules: there are none. 'A Ghost' is one of the heavier cuts, with a punching back end and an obstinate feel of solidness that reflects down all the way onto the rest of the tune. 'Magnificent' is the title tune and you can see why, with a KoTR-esque approach to drawn out basslines and tough sonics, all of which come together to round out a sick release from the Sub-liminal crew.
SLR 064
13 Dec 19
Drum And Bass
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Assassins Deserve To Die - (3:54) 174 BPM
Grey Matter - (4:31) 174 BPM
Shrapnel - (3:47) 174 BPM
Sketch Pad - (4:30) 174 BPM
The Gin Joint - (4:27) 174 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
SLR 065
24 Jan 20
Drum And Bass
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Warhead & Mr Traumatik - "Exploritorium" - (4:27) 175 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Cranked - (4:32) 172 BPM
Huh - (4:23) 175 BPM
Mucked - (4:28) 175 BPM
Volume - (4:28) 175 BPM
Review: Warhead returns to Sub-Liminal and once again it's like a riot in both your speakers, your streets and your pants. Trouble, drama, tension and pure ugliness all abound as he hurls us through the darkest corners of his psyche. Lead track "Exploritorium" is an all-out trippy groaner topped with warnings of the woes of finance from outspoken woke MC Mr Traumatik. Elsewhere "Cranked" takes us into snake-like techy roller territory, "Huh" is a harmonic riddle with a hypnotic see-saw riff, "Mucked" is pure tear-up material, all rattly and high voltage and finally "Volume" shuts the EP down with some of the gnarliest moany groany basses he's ever sculpted. Just plain naughty; get exploring.
SL 5059
27 Sep 19
Drum And Bass
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