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Croydon House EP
Croydon House - (6:08) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Elements - (5:32) 140 BPM
Retribution - (5:06) 128 BPM
Get Out Of Here - (3:56) 127 BPM
Croydon House (Shackleton remix) - (5:37) 105 BPM
Get Out Of Here (Adiel remix) - (6:10) 144 BPM
Review: Released back in 2010, Croydon House was a key record in melding dubstep/bass with techno influences. Twelve years on, the title track's fusion of loose tribal drums and lurching bassline still sound peerless. "Elements", which also featured on the original EP, continues to shine brightly. Its combination of steely snares, heavily layered textures and muffled vocals, acts like a dubbed-out counterpoint to the club-primed title track. This reissue also contains "Retribution" and "Get Out Of Here" from Pinch's 2011 EP on Swamp 81. The former is a jittery affair, led by tearing bass, while the latter sees Pinch drop a slowed-down, tripped out workout. Also included in this release is beautifully melancholic rework of "Croydon House" by Shackleton and Adiel's banging version of "Get Out Of Here".
TEC 116
18 Nov 22
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Croydon House
Croydon House - (6:08) 128 BPM
11 Nov 22
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Pozor EP
Pozor - (4:16) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Beastwoman - (4:13) 133 BPM
Buckets - (4:03) 100 BPM
Yoji - (3:56) 141 BPM
Raw Dawg - (3:01) 86 BPM
TEC 115
03 Dec 21
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Counter Culture EP
A Demon In My View - (5:26) 95 BPM
Counter Culture - (4:39) 123 BPM
Ashes - (4:52) 95 BPM
Bedlam - (4:10) 85 BPM
Review: Jon Linskey aka Sectra delivers Counter Culture, his debt release for Tectonic. Bringing together seemingly disparate elements such as noise, underground techno and dubstep, all of these elements provide the basis for a mesmerising four-tracker. "A Demon In My View" kick starts the release with glitchy percussion and a swung rhythm, while "Ashes" sees Linskey conjure up gloomy textures over a dead-paced groove. On the title track, he ventures down a clubby path - powered by deep kick drums, "Culture" also resounds to hissing percussion and hypnotic sound scapes, while "Bedlam" provides a further surprise in the form of an evocative downtempo arrangement.
TEC 114
24 Sep 21
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WH?T - (3:31) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
WH?T (Pinch remix) - (4:55) 140 BPM
XoXp0rt (feat J.Manuel) - (4:43) 138 BPM
XoXp0rt (feat J.Manuel - Cocktail Party Effect remix) - (6:03) 138 BPM
Review: Pinch welcomes Berlin duo Fjaak to his Tectonic label with a deathly assault of wayfaring basslines, annihilistic drums and future-retro acid. Leading with the title-track WH?T, Fjaak's approach to a Tectonic EP leaves no holes unbarred and at a swift three and half minutes long it's a no-nonsense ride to the top. Pinch's version adds a second wave of brutal hybrid form techno and dubstep to the EP with his remix - the kick drums are seriously massive - with acid techno tunneling through a textural abyss of atmospheres in "XoXp0rt" that's given a breakbeat makeover in the Cocktail Party Effect remix. Seriously heavy; approach with caution.
TEC 113
05 Mar 21
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Tectonic EP
Try - (4:30) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Box - (6:42) 130 BPM
Sweep - (5:07) 136 BPM
Review: Rare is it that we see a German producer successfully mimic sounds of the UK so well...but in Shed's case there's no questions asked as to the producer's ability to illicit knowledgeable and schooled approval from the likes of Pinch and other breakbeat, dub and bass heavyweights. Having flirted with the idea of breaks and dubstep in tracks and remixes under his WK7 and Head High alias, Shed dons his original cap here to dive head first into sovereign UK territory with the affirmably titled Tectonic EP. Calling on the ghosts of rave's past in a minimal and stripped back "Try", heavier industrialisms that hark the sounds of '80s EBM give way momentarily to fluorescent strands of dubby synths in "Box", with higher tempo grooves and bleeps the tonic in "Sweep". Shed. Tectonic EP. Should say it all really; three tracks, 5-stars.
TEC 112
23 Oct 20
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Hold Dat EP
Hold Dat - (5:51) 67 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Push - (4:00) 65 BPM
Brain - (5:14) 127 BPM
Open Letter - (3:56) 125 BPM
Review: It's always a thrill to unearth a brand new selection from the Tectonic team, who here have got busy delivering a spicy new four track collection from the unstoppable Lamont, who most certainly doesn't disappoint us. We kick off with the title track 'Hold Dat', an industrial post-dubstep warbler, infused with unpredictable drum slaps and lush sub designs below to bring us a truly original intro. From here we take a more rhythmic route as 'Push' delivers an eerie combination of metallic percussion and haunted vocal sampling, before the post funky tom pushes of 'Brain' switches the vibe completely. Finally, the moody half-time drum slams of 'Open Letter' brings the EP to a close, having showcased an incredibly wide-range of electronic music themes. Awesome!
TEC 111
11 Sep 20
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Reality Tunnels
Entangled Particles (feat Emika) - (3:53) 152 BPM
All Man Got (feat Trim) - (3:16) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Accelerated Culture - (5:11) 150 BPM
Returnity - (4:06) 128 BPM
Making Space - (4:01) 66 BPM
Party (feat Killa P) - (4:20) 142 BPM
Back To Beyond - (5:38) 128 BPM
Change Is A Must (feat Inezi) - (3:56) 148 BPM
Non-Terrestrial Forms - (4:16) 160 BPM
The Last One (feat Nive Nielsen) - (4:04) 138 BPM
Review: At this point, whenever we see Pinch's name appear on a forthcoming list we buckle in for a long, explorative ride into the science of sound, with this latest album on Tectonic entitled 'Reality Tunnels' being exactly what the doctor ordered. Over the course of 10 stunning originals, we see Pinch flex his veteran production muscles with some of the most interesting and original creations we have heard this year, from the post-jungle designs of 'Entangled Particles' alongside Emika, to the space-age soundscaping of 'Back To Beyond' and post-dubstep marches of 'Returnity'. For us there are a pair of clear highlights, with the haunting vocals of 'Inezi' on 'Change Is A Must' sending shivers down our spines, alongside Killa P's war-ready vocal additions on 'Party'. Amazing work.
26 Jun 20
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Party - (4:20) 142 BPM
TECLP 025S 3
16 Jun 20
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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All Man Got
Pinch feat Trim
All Man Got - (3:16) 140 BPM
TECLP 025S 2
08 Jun 20
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Accelerated Culture
Accelerated Culture - (5:11) 150 BPM
TECLP 025S 1
19 May 20
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Cocktail Party Effect
PSA (Part 3) - (1:16) 154 BPM
Talking To Bricks (feat Redders) - (3:39) 128 BPM
For The Memory Exchange - (3:57) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Brutalism - (2:05) 148 BPM
PDA - (5:19) 146 BPM
War On Codex - (4:50) 131 BPM
Cause For Bad Shelving - (4:23) 122 BPM
Lack Of Wrong Format - (3:02) 128 BPM
Deerhorn - (3:36) 131 BPM
I Get It - (2:56) 102 BPM
Low Rise - (5:05) 135 BPM
Loner - (4:42) 124 BPM
01 May 20
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Abyss EP
Scooped - (5:37) 128 BPM
SBWYS - (5:07) 138 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Smashed Crabs - (4:47) 89 BPM
Abyss - (5:23) 89 BPM
Review: Now there are few things we look forward to here at Juno Download more than a Tectonic drop. When we then see that Walton is involved, the rest of the day goes out the window as we leap with excitement. This four track selection is more than we could ever ask for, kicking off with the rampant LFO marches and stuttered drum structures of 'Scooped'. Next up, the dungeon ready percussive inputs of 'SBWYS' switches up the vibe, before the clap heavy rhythms and gnarly sub-moogs of 'Smashed Crabs' roll into play. Finally, another load potent LFO's move into formation as 'Abyss' unleashes one final array of bass-mastery.
TEC 110
06 Mar 20
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Crossing The Line (Explicit)
Crossing The Line (feat Killa's Army) - (4:36) 142 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Send Out - (4:33) 142 BPM
Crossing The Line (feat Killa's Army - radio edit) - (3:42) 142 BPM
Review: Wait wait wait, Pinch, Kahn, Tectonic AND Killa's Army? Just take my money. This is a fantastic link up from start to finish as two Bristol legends combine in style across two powerful originals. We firstly check out the deep, rolling sub tones and high energy vocal displays of Killa's Army on the hard hitting 'Crossing The Line'. You can hear this in a Kahn set of any kind, any day of the week. Things get even darker on the flip however as 'Send Out' lands with more gnarly sub tones, creating a seriously spooked out atmosphere through its use of space and choppy drum movements.
TEC 109
22 Nov 19
Deep Dubstep
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Cooper's Dream EP
Cooper's Dream - (5:08) 125 BPM
For The Future - (4:10) 85 BPM
Endorfiend - (4:31) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Shermi Paradox - (4:59) 87 BPM
Review: There are few labels you can find the UK that always have as open a mind towards dance music as Tectonic, who here make their return alongside the breaks-heavy production stylings of Elmono. We kick this one off with a look at the title track 'Cooper's Dream', an atmospheric experience driven by crunchy breakbeat slices and spooky background feels. This is chased by the more lofi drum rolls of 'For The Future' before landing in the more tech inspired percussive arrangements of 'Endorfiend'. Finally, 'The Shermi Paradox' lightens the mood with some moogish bass orientation and yet more well designed drumfaces. Very enjoyable stuff!
TEC 108
27 Sep 19
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Shattered Retina EP
Shattered Retina - (5:26) 130 BPM
Triops - (4:23) 131 BPM
When The Gun Claps - (4:48) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
I Feel Sick - (5:18) 131 BPM
TEC 107
26 Jul 19
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Shapednoise Remixes
Chaos Engine (Shapednoise Shatter remix) - (8:34)
Cold (Shapednoise Crystalline remix) - (14:08) Biggest-selling track on this release
TEC 106
12 Apr 19
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Bullet #2 - (4:43) 128 BPM
Inside - (5:08) 88 BPM
More Cowbell - (4:55) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Gunshot Clap - (5:02) 131 BPM
Review: As one of the most creative production minds in underground electronic music period, the one thing you can always rely with Walton is to expect the unexpected. This release sees him return to Tectonic for a bombshell drop, putting together four absolute heaters. We see him begin the journey through the project with 'Bullet #2', which runs rampant through metallic bass stabs and sharp percussive switches, before landing on the iron carnival episode known as 'Inside'. Following this, we have 'More Cowbell', which is pretty self explanatory right? To finish up we mash it up with the moogish bass texture of 'Gunshot Clap', rounding off another solid project from Walton.
TEC 105
08 Feb 19
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In My Head EP
Back In The Box - (4:08) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Herbie - (3:14) 140 BPM
In My Head - (3:09) 145 BPM
Perfunktion - (5:35) 140 BPM
Review: As one of the real leading forces in Bristol's 140 scene, we were very excited when we heard tell of a new project dropping from Boofy, especially when we learnt that it was to be alongside now legendary Tectonic imprint. We kick off the party with title track 'in My Head' which is a creepy, old school roller, driven by spooky harmonics, along with the skippier drum stylings of 'Perfunktion' and the quite frankly incredible sub work that takes place across the triplet driven arrangement of 'Back In The Box'. We then sign the project off with 'Herbie', another haunting expanse of unpredictable soundscaping, driven by organic drums and persistent, grizzly drones.
TEC 104
26 Oct 18
Deep Dubstep
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Pinch & Peverelist Present/In Deep
Pinch & Peverelist - "Pinch & Peverelist Present/In Deep" (continuous mix) - (1:00:00) 128 BPM
Pinch - "No Justice" - (4:29) 65 BPM
Peverelist - "Under Clearing Skies" - (5:40) 126 BPM
Walton - "Point Blank" - (4:32) 129 BPM
Kowton - "Shots Fired" - (5:42) 126 BPM
Phon.o - "V3R5U5" - (4:47) 86 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Forest Drive West - "Scanners" - (7:26) 127 BPM
Pinch & Mumdance - "Strobe Light" - (5:38) 128 BPM
Simo Cell - "Stop The Killing" - (5:39) 133 BPM
Walton - "Vectors" (feat Wen) - (4:14) 126 BPM
Kowton - "Pea Soup" - (5:50) 126 BPM
Mumdance & Logos - "Chaos Engine" - (4:46) 87 BPM
Asusu - "Sendak" - (7:15) 122 BPM
Mumdance & Logos - "Hall Of Mirrors" (Perc & Truss remix) - (6:11) 65 BPM
Peverelist & Hodge - "21 Versions" - (6:46) 124 BPM
Nurve - "Brain Sugar" (feat Caski) - (5:39) 125 BPM
Via Maris - "Swarm" - (5:06) 86 BPM
Hugo Massien - "Advanced Aerial Threat" - (5:46) 128 BPM
Forest Drive West - "Escape" - (6:55) 128 BPM
Pinch & Mumdance - "Big Slug" (instrumental) - (4:37) 128 BPM
Randomer & Hodge - "Simple As" - (5:40) 125 BPM
07 Sep 18
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The Boxer/Swish (Kromestar Remixes)
The Boxer (Kromestaras Southpaw mix) - (5:36) 142 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Swish (Kromestar remix) - (4:35) 142 BPM
TEC 103
07 Sep 18
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Black Lotus
Black Lotus - (2:47) 64 BPM
Point Blank - (4:32) 129 BPM
Koto Riddim VIP - (4:25) 67 BPM
No Mercy (feat Riko Dan) - (4:00) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Mad Zapper - (4:16) 65 BPM
Angry Drummer - (4:35) 128 BPM
Pan - (5:25) 65 BPM
Erhu - (4:55) 132 BPM
Vectors (feat Wen) - (4:14) 126 BPM
White Lotus - (5:05) 130 BPM
Review: Following his inclusion on Tectonic's landmark 100th release - Riko Dan's 'Hard Food' EP, Sam Walton presents a full length for them. Of all the dubplates in label boss Pinch's record bag over the last few years, the ones that he has selected the most often have Walton's name scribbled on the sleeve apparently. A unique creative statement by the young Mancunian producer, Pinch is very proud to release Black Lotus: which is evident of the 26 year old's 'true talent.
06 Jul 18
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Advanced Aerial Threat EP
Advanced Aerial Threat - (5:46) 128 BPM
Ursa Minor - (6:18) 85 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Candy Flip - (6:05) 127 BPM
Divisions From The Start - (5:53) 160 BPM
Review: Current scene darling Hugo Massien is up next on Pinch's esteemed Tectonic imprint. The Berlin by away of Bristol DJ/producer is the rising star most commonly associated with the 'deep tech sound' with releases on hot imprints previously such as XL, E-Beamz and 17 Steps. Indeed the Advanced Aerial Threat EP features yet more modern rave perspectives, that are drenched in evocative and dramatic aesthetics. From the bittersweet post jungle deconstruction of "Ursa Minor", some artificial intelligence on the sleek electro of "Candy Flip" that would make even Gerald Hanson or Carl Finlow stand up and notice, while the fierce breakbeat drama of "Divisions From The Start" flaunt Massien's fine knack for rhythm.
TEC 102
15 Jun 18
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C5/Still Smoking
Ishan Sound/Hodge - "C5" - (4:46) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Ishan Sound/Muttley - "Still Smoking" - (4:22) 140 BPM
Review: Bristol bass imprint Tectonic is run by dubstep legend Pinch and returns with more dark side, low-end extremities to truly push the threshold. It is mainly about the Young Echo affiliated Ishan Sound here, who on "C5" collaborates with local scene hero Hodge for a moody downbeat affair, featuring spooky horror movie synth textures over booming kicks and trap snares. He then joins forces with the affectionately known Alex Muttley - a rising star on the local scene who lends his studio talents to the equally compelling "Still Smoking". Featuring more grime elements this time around, for this wobby and splintered basement jam that's guaranteed to get some lighters up in the air.
TEC 101
27 Apr 18
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Hard Food EP (Explicit)
Riko Dan/Joker - "Hard Food" - (3:29) 140 BPM
Riko Dan/Pinch - "Vibration" - (3:43) 142 BPM
Riko Dan/Walton - "Slap It Up" - (3:21) 135 BPM
Riko Dan/Mumdance - "Hungry" - (3:26) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Riko Dan/Ziro - "Alright Then" - (4:05) 136 BPM
Pinch/Mumdance - "Big Slug" (Walton Remix feat Riko Dan) - (4:32) 128 BPM
Review: Across multiple genres of UK underground music, Riko Dan is already solidified as one of the vocal legends. He is also known to step outside the 140 box and work alongside unusual production to create some truly phenomenal work. His brand new EP has been released through Tectonic and is a homage to his vocal versatility, be it the rapid fire patois voicings upon 'Vibration', the slower more dancehall inspired lyrics on 'Slap It Up' or even the uber grimey flows on the title track 'Hard Food'. Along with these we are also blessed with the techy arrangement of 'Hungry', the 8bit melodies of 'Alright Then' and a fantastic remix of 'Big Slug' from the ever creative production fingers of Walton.
TEC 100
02 Mar 18
Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime
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Praying Mantis/Koto Riddim
Praying Mantis - (4:28) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Koto Riddim - (4:28) 134 BPM
Played by: Denham Audio
TEC 099
10 Nov 17
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Get Up
Get Up - (4:19) 140 BPM
Get Up (RSD remix) - (6:20) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Get Up (Guido remix) - (4:06) 140 BPM
Get Up (Jack Sparrow remix) - (5:42) 140 BPM
Get Up (L.V Disco remix) - (5:28) 140 BPM
Get Up (instrumental) - (4:41) 140 BPM
16 Sep 17
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Control/Strobe Light
Control - (5:35) 140 BPM
Strobe Light - (5:38) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
TEC 098
01 Sep 17
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Move Your Body (Perc & Truss Remixes)
Move Your Body - (6:33) 128 BPM
Hall Of Mirrors - (6:11) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Trevor Benz
Review: The latest Tectonic missive sees Truss and Perc rework two of the tracks from Logos & Mumdance's 2015 album, Proto. The crossing point between bass and techno have become blurred, but there is no such ambivalence at play here. Indeed, the rework of "Move Your Body" is as visceral as it gets, with gargantuan drums rolling in as distorted, ear-shattering riffs pushes the listener well outside their comfort zone. The interpretation of "Hall of Mirrors" isn't quite as intense, but it does revolve around stomping kicks, splintered metallic riffs and the kind of heads-down, relentless approach that both producers are synonymous with.
TEC 097
24 Mar 17
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Constrict - (5:17) 93 BPM
Running Man - (5:20) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: His first Tectonic tear-ups since last year's incendiary album Depatterning, Ipman returns with two beautifully brutal pieces of sub-tech drama. "Constrict" hits like and old Plus-8 record, relentless rolling with its analogue texture fluctuating with grainy menace. "Running Man" is darker again - effectively kickless, the whole focus is around the suspense, unknowing and unease created in the slow-smouldering rise that eventually breaks down to naked heartbeats and eerie chimes. Bonafide futurism.
TEC 096
09 Dec 16
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Instruction To Survive - (3:58) 110 BPM
Kingdoms Fall - (4:05) 125 BPM
Badman (feat Killa P) - (3:54) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Collide - (4:10) 140 BPM
Paradigm - (4:29) 85 BPM
Sink Or Swim - (4:21) 100 BPM
Fear Change - (4:07) 140 BPM
Betrayal (feat Beezy) - (2:07) 140 BPM
Unite - (3:58) 140 BPM
Serpent - (2:08) 160 BPM
Fiya - (4:30) 160 BPM
Talk To Me - (4:28) 160 BPM
Review: When it comes to dubstep and its pioneers, people always drop the same names: Mala, Skream, Youngsta etc etc. But, there's another name that has been around since the FWD golden days. That name is Distance. Like many others who were involved in the scene's foundations, Distance has preferred to remain in the shadows, away from DJ booths, and firmly on his mixing board in the studio. If we're talking labels, he'd done 'em all - Hotflush, Planet Mu...the list goes on. Pinch's Tectonic feels like the perfect place to drop his new LP, especially because it strays way beyond the usual confinements of dubstep, and into whole new categories. From juke to bassline, and even techno, Dynamis is an album for lovers of the bass form. If that's your kink, this piece of work has got all the ingredients to satisfy your every need. Twisted basslines, haphazard beat flexes, and even some mashup lyricism. Sink your teeth, innit.
21 Oct 16
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Gunman - (4:58) 67 BPM
Caught In A Trip - (4:39) 63 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
TEC 094
16 Sep 16
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Tectonic Plates Vol 1 (10 Year Anniversary Edition)
Skream - "Bahl Fwd" - (5:05) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Distance - "Temptation" - (5:18) 141 BPM
DQ1 - "Wear The Crown" - (5:11) 140 BPM
Mark One - "Slang" - (4:40) 140 BPM
Loefah - "System" - (5:00) 138 BPM
Digital Mystikz - "Molten" - (4:59) 143 BPM
Armour - "Iron Man" - (7:20) 140 BPM
Hijack - "Nightmarez" - (4:56) 140 BPM
Pinch/P Dutty - "Alien Tongue" - (7:05) 138 BPM
Moving Ninja - "Shellcode" - (4:37) 135 BPM
Loefah & Skream - "28 Grams" - (5:49) 139 BPM
Cyrus & Random Trio - "Indian Stomp" - (5:04) 139 BPM
Omen - "Rebellion" - (6:13) 139 BPM
2562 - "Circulate" - (5:39) 140 BPM
Pinch - "Battered" (instrumental) - (4:10) 93 BPM
TEC 093D
08 Jul 16
Deep Dubstep
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Mercurial - (5:24) 138 BPM
U8 Phunk - (4:45) 138 BPM
Bell Blender - (4:19) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
TEC 092
25 Mar 16
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Pyromaniac - (4:30) 126 BPM
Brain Sugar (feat Caski) - (5:39) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Cabana - (4:36) 125 BPM
Drugs Don't Work - (4:47) 128 BPM
TEC 091
19 Feb 16
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Screamer (Explicit)
Screamer (feat Riko Dan) - (5:03) 64 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
No Justice - (4:29) 65 BPM
Review: An instigator returns: Tectonic bossman lays down a sweet-shuffling garage-minded drum arrangement with more than enough space for Rico Dan to do his damage. Wait for the bass to really rip mid-way. As Rico says himself "original badboy business". "No Justice" brings up the rear. A scratchy, spatially dizzying stepper coded with all manner of spooked out designs, it's clear Pinch is in his element right now... Long may this continue.
TEC 090
29 Jan 16
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Better Strangers
Love - (2:59) 130 BPM
Jouska - (3:04) 130 BPM
Always Crashing - (4:59) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Dek U - (4:04) 123 BPM
Spiral - (3:42) 130 BPM
Automatic Fire - (5:55) 114 BPM
Don't Talk - (5:37) 119 BPM
Holding Hands - (5:02) 127 BPM
Ophelia - (3:30) 65 BPM
Tarantula - (3:00) 131 BPM
Ruby Tiers - (4:05) 130 BPM
Better Strangers - (4:30) 129 BPM
06 Nov 15
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Regicide - (6:06) 140 BPM
Review: Commonly seen sharing space with Killawat, Ipman has links to Pinch having committed one of the earliest releases on his techno-focused Cold Recordings label back in 2013 as well as contributing a production to the Pinch B2B Mumdance mix CD from last year. This Regicide release formalises links between Ipman and Tectonic and arrives ahead of a mooted debut album from the producer for the label later this year. The title track is a rugged ode to hardcore jungle badness that fits the current direction of Tectonic to a tee whilst the flips sees a new version of "Ghostrunner", Ipman's high pressure contribution to that Pinch B2B Mumdance mix.
14 Sep 15
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Double Barrelled Mitzi / Legion
Double Barrelled Mitzi (Turbo Mitzi VIP) - (4:37) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Legion (VIPinch mix) - (5:00) 64 BPM
07 Sep 15
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Double Barrelled Mitzi/Legion
Pinch & Mumdance - "Double Barrelled Mitzi" (Turbo Mitzi VIP) - (4:34) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Legion (VIPinch mix) - (4:57) 64 BPM
Review: Boof! The Pinch man himself returns to his own Tectonic stable and he's joined by Mumdance and Logos. All three bass heads have collaborated on Tectonic before, all with stunning results, so it's a pleasure to see them back in action. Up first is "Double Barrelled Mitzi", a dark and cavernous pseudo house bullet of a refix of Pinch and Mumdance killer "Turbo Mitzi" boasting a flurry of deranged sonics and deep, sweltering shots of low-end - a true hybrid tune in the label's familiar style. Pinch himself turns in a VIP mix of the Mumdance & Logos cut "Legion", a tribal war dance powered by broken shreds of percussion and deep waves of bass. Heavy duty stuff.
TEC 087
04 Sep 15
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Regicide - (6:06) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Ghostrunner - (5:34) 85 BPM
Review: After an impressive run of form on labels such as Osiris Music and Pressed, the UK's Ipman lands on Pinch's mighty Tectonic imprint with a vicious two-tracker in pure Bristol mode. "Regicide" is a mid-tempo jungle swinger backed by perfectly detuned chords and swamped raga vocals, while "Ghostrunner" calls all station to grimesville with its grizzly bit of wobble low-end and furious percussion shots. Thee two tunes are bound to destroy just about any dancefloor, splitting the subwoofers wide open in the process. Recommended for the bass corner-dwelling, bass heads.
TEC 086
20 Jul 15
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Wrench - (5:08) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Flute Riddim - (5:35) 86 BPM
Bulldoze - (5:56) 129 BPM
L.E.A.N - (4:58) 129 BPM
TEC 085
29 Jun 15
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Big Slug (Explicit)
Big Slug (feat Riko Dan) - (4:43) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Lucid Dreaming - (5:10) 85 BPM
Big Slug (instrumental) - (4:37) 64 BPM
TEC 084D
25 May 15
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Backdraft - (4:40) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Finesse - (4:51) 63 BPM
Ghost - (4:48) 159 BPM
TEC 083
04 May 15
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Border Drone - (7:08) 126 BPM
Dance Energy (89 mix) - (3:39) 83 BPM
Chaos Engine - (4:46) 86 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Legion - (5:03) 64 BPM
Hall Of Mirrors - (3:33) 86 BPM
Bagleys - (5:04) 129 BPM
Proto - (4:12) 129 BPM
Room 2 Lazer - (4:06) 87 BPM
Move Your Body - (6:57) 62 BPM
Cold - (5:38) 126 BPM
Review: After spending much time linking up on the likes of Keysound and Tectonic, two of the sprightliest minds in the contemporary grime-infected bass swells of the UK scene consummate their partnership with this heavyweight long player. With that unclassifiable flair that has marked out so many worthy producers in recent times, the spirits of rave, techno, dubstep and much more all equally feed into the tracks, from the Beltram-baiting heat of "Dance Energy (89 Mix)" to the nail-biting pressure of "Chaos Engine". If you want to test the temperature of where the most upfront club music is headed, then Mumdance and Logos are more than qualified to give you the lowdown.
16 Feb 15
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Hyperion - (6:53) 60 BPM
Off - (5:21) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Only Human - (5:10) 62 BPM
TEC 081D
06 Feb 15
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Hyperion - (6:53) 60 BPM
Off - (5:21) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Only Human - (5:10) 62 BPM
Review: Roska releasing dark music is not a new phenomenon, but this belated return to Tectonic - his first solo material for Pinch's lauded label for three years - is particularly bleak and paranoid. Lead cut "Hyperion" is particularly dark, with dubstep style effects and cymbal hits riding a pulsating and sub-rattling, if stripped down, 120 BPM techno groove. In contrast, the moody but sprightly shuffler "Off" is positively cheery in comparison, with more of the UK funky influence Roska made his name with. The EP's two dominant approaches - funky and techno - come together on closer "Only Human", which fixes a surging, head-cracking electronic bassline to an expertly-programmed broken techno rhythm.
TEC 081
23 Jan 15
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Wrong Number
Wrong Number - (6:06) 63 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Click Clak - (4:50) 126 BPM
Spasm - (4:16) 83 BPM
The Other Side - (5:53) 126 BPM
TEC 079D
13 Oct 14
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Pinch B2B Mumdance
Pinch B2B Mumdance - (57:06) 128 BPM
30 Jun 14
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Namkha/NN Special
Namkha - (3:43) 140 BPM
NN Special - (4:23) 140 BPM
Namkha (Kahn remix) - (5:04) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
TEC 077D
05 May 14
Deep Dubstep
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