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515 Connection - Call & Response / Positive & Negative
515 Connection
Call & Response / Positive & Negative
12" | 2020 | EU | Original (TDSR)
12,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Refreshing, ruff & ready sounding white label that’s landed out of nowhere, pulling on sounds from the early days of FWD>> as well as old-skool hardcore and 8-bar grime. Limited to 300 copies on vinyl of which we have just 200. No digital release and no repress. Big tip.
Dubkasm - Enter The Gates Egoless Remix
Enter The Gates Egoless Remix
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Deep Medi Musik)
10,44 €* 10,99 € -5%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Egoless Version of Dubkasm - Enter The Gates ft Rider Shafique. New white label on Deep Medi!
Jook - Lookacha / Unwary
Nah Eeto - Wanawake
Nah Eeto
12" | 2020 | EU | Original (Swamp 81)
12,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance
Hot off his hugely well received EP on 81, 'Who is Genre Anyway', which reached the top of both the UK Bass and Dubstep charts, underground legend Sumgii and Swamp81 continue their roll this year teaming up with Kenya's biggest rising star Nah Eeto, tipped to be the hottest act in the country this summer.
Just like her ethereal, relaxed, soulful rap style that seamlessly jumps from English to Swahili at a whim, Nah Eeeto's lyrics take us on a journey, narrating the ownership of female empowerment in an unruly & sometimes dangerous, yet traditional environment, whilst naturally flowing into lighter hearted themes of just loving to chill in front of a good cartoon. Her flow sits flawlessly with Sumgii's eerie, yet enticing, minimal beats and it has resulted in an utterly mesmerising project that continues to break further into new grounds for Swamp81 who once again bring us a sound not quite heard before.
To match, it drops with a hypnotizing video, made and produced by Nah Eeto herself, brimming with scenic views of Kenyas vast landscape and raw footage of its slums and parties truly bringing Wanawake to life. What's more, an extra treat for Swamp81 die-hards, Loefah has teamed up with them for the remix on the B-side which is a club coup in its own right.
Spooky Bizzle - Haunted Joyride
Low End Activist - Game Theory
Low End Activist
Game Theory
2x12" | 2020 | EU | Original (Seagrave)
20,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Following a high-pressure drop on Sneaker Social Club in 2019, bass-toting instigator Low End Activist steps up with his most expansive release yet.
His sound is a perfect amalgam of elements from the hardcore continuum – at times a dark and malevolent brainstorm of grubby drums dragged through crusty samplers, future-weary textural scrapes, moody splashes of pads and of course bucketloads of crushing subs, lows and low mids all designed to rock you from the waist down. You'll hear spectres of culture past lurking in the shadows – a trip hop skit from a gaunt figure here, a riotous brawl of grime MCs there – and feel the decades of soundsystem absorption seeping off the platters. It's like the LEA reached capacity and these productions were what happened when the sponge got squeezed.
One voice cuts a more prominent figure up front though – the peerless Flowdan, lending some powerful bars to Game Theory. What needs to be said about the Pay As You Go / Roll Deep mastermind you don't already know? His flow is mightier than any sword you care to step with.
Speaking of platters, this particular release marks the first vinyl pressing for Seagrave since the BOA 12" Warp Purpose Vol. 1 back in 2015 (slated for a repress – don't sleep!). It's an occasion worth toasting, building on a powerful and varied catalogue of sub-heavy sonics operating well outside the mainstream in service to naught but the sound, all packaged in a full-colour sleeve. As an expansive double pack of seven sure shots, it's also a fitting document of a subversive operative bringing some devastating angles to the hardcore tradition.
Zha - Floating
Giesse - Hmz 005 Demdike Stare Remix
Hmz 005 Demdike Stare Remix
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Homemadezucchero)
10,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Time for the host to show up: HomeMadeZucchero co-founder Giesse gets in the game with a one track EP plus Demdike Stare's rmx able to fully scan one composition from two absolutely different perspectives. Main track Goji is a deep and overwhelming embrace among decadent IDM sounds, grooves oscillating between jungle and drum'n'bass, and rarefied atmospheres based on vague hip-hop reminiscences turned into echoing and saturnine shards.
The remix brought by Demdike Stare, strips the original piece to its bare bone by subtracting elements and shaping everything in three different blocks, working like independent acts that climax in a stunning drums maelstrom and resolves into a dramatic ending tending to a relentless sonic collapse.
Kryo - Bottles
Compa - Not A Kick
Not A Kick
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Deep Medi Musik)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
One per customer please!

With his own label and last year's feature on Alix Perez's newly conceived 1985 Music, Compa still found time to delver his 3rd MEDi release. With no signs of slowing down his mission to produce and share music... we can't wait to hear this one in the sun in Croatia!
Dexplicit - Gotham
12" | 2020 | EU | Original (Beatcamp)
12,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder available from 24.07.2020
Spooky Bizzle Presents - Haunted Joyride Version Excursion
Pinty - Midnight Moods
Midnight Moods
12" | 2020 | EU | Original (Winged Feet)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
South London wordsmith Pinty releases ‘Midnight Moods’ mixtape via his new label Winged Feet.
Coming back on the night bus, the whole ambience of South London when there is no one around... that is the midnight mood”
Following off the back of his debut ‘City Limits’ EP last year, Pinty makes a welcome return with ‘Midnight Moods’. Described as a late night mixtape recorded over several sprawling nocturnal sessions, the release features guest productions from DJ JD Sports aka King Krule and Maxwell Owin. Culminating in 6 tracks and a ‘lullaby’, the woozy and loose takes were eventually mixed down and mistakenly bounced in mono as the sun came up in the misty room at 7am, then lovingly mixed in stereo during daylight hours some weeks later.
Leading with the DJ JD Sports produced ‘It’s Just Life’ in early March, Pinty rolls through with the 2-step tinged ‘E’s’ and ‘Moonlight Duty’, drawing from his late brother’s UKG influence which helped pave the way for him. Filled with deeply personal lyrics, Pinty isn’t your usual party MC as he spits over luscious lo-fi house melodies with closing tracks ‘Go To Bed Pt. 2’, ‘All Nightly’ and ‘Fresher’. The mixtape showcases his vast appeal, from smoky basement clubs to slinky jazz bars.
Pinty’s witty wordplay and effervescent club sound take influence from the introspective poetry of The Streets and the jazz tinged house tones of Peckham’s vibrant night scene. The lyricist released his debut EP on Rhythm Section International in 2019 to much acclaim, making waves with his distinctly individual live performances, appearances on Boiler Room and Just Jam, radio residencies on Reprezent and Balamii, and the front cover of the Peckham Peculiar.
‘Midnight Moods’ is out on the 24th April via new label Winged Feet from Pinty and Alexander Waldron, co-founder of Greco-Roman.
Kahn & Neek - (Having A Sick Time) In The Mansions Of Bliss Repress Edition
Jammz & Jack Dat - French Montana
Moreofus - Games
Kings Of The Rollers - Rave Alarm
Kings Of The Rollers
Rave Alarm
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Hospital)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Serum, Bladerunner and Voltage take no prisoners with their debut EP as the triple hitting force Kings Of The Rollers. The drum & bass royalty have smacked this one out the park with the aptly named ‘Rave Alarm’ EP.
Stormzy - Gangs Signs & Prayers
Gangs Signs & Prayers
2LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Merky)
23,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The debut solo album from the breakout grime MC is a detailed portrait and full-throated riot, switching between clapping back at lesser rappers and serving up smoothed-out Quiet Stormzy. - Pitchfork 7.6
Youngstar (Musical Mob) - Pulse X
Youngstar (Musical Mob)
Pulse X
12" | 2002 | UK | Reissue (White Peach)
10,99 €*
Release:2002 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Classic - one of THE definite blueprints of the Grime era. Not to be missed if you're a fan of the genre!
M.I.A. - Kala
2LP | 2007 | US | Original (XL Recordings)
29,99 €*
Release:2007 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance, Reggae / Dancehall
the latest album feat. Timbaland, African Boy and Willcannia Mob ... fight on!
Trends / P Jam / Silas - Trilogy Vol 1 Sampler
Daseplate - Window Kid EP
Window Kid EP
12" | 2020 | EU | Original (Pond Life)
15,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder available from 17.07.2020
BOA - Boa Mosca Remix
Boa Mosca Remix
12" | 2020 | EU | Original (Styles Upon Styles)
13,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
BOA is a new collaboration from Best Available Technology and Orvis Arum, this 12” is their debut release
The duo explore dub and classic UK bass vibes in heavy, desiccated forms, produced entirely across an array of analog gear
RIYL Vex’d, Andy Stott, Kahn, Cannibal Ox, K-Lone, DJ Normal, V.I.V.E.K., Old Apparatus
12” is backed with a humid, animated remix from Mosca that features various strands of BOA’s DNA from these two originals, as well as their forthcoming debut album Outer Gateways
Unknown - XXX / Gully
Taiko - Miners
Pholo - Luvin Me EP
V.A. - Month Of Mayhem
Month Of Mayhem
2LP | 2019 | UK | Original (PC Music)
34,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Four sides of reckless carnage.

Celebrating 31 days of mayhem with hypnotic graphic art by timothy luke.

Bizarrely high quality product & concept.

Extremely limited edition.
Trends / Slimzee - Sidewinder-Style
Ghost Wavvves - Internet Club
Ghost Wavvves
Internet Club
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Monster Jinx)
21,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Oops, sorry, Ghost Wavvves broke the Internet: Here is “Internet Club” his debut full-length album. Part of Monster Jinx since 2015, Red Bull Music Academy in 2016, Ghost Wavvves is now revealing all the secrets of clear and deep web in this work. With features from Tokyo Wanderer, Simpig, No Future and Mike El Nite, “Internet Club” comes up with an exclusive and specially prepared vinyl edition.
In fact, this “club” brings together the best and the worst of the Internet: bots, spam, popup ads, soft(ware)gore, and everything you didn’t even know you could find in the depths of the World Wide Web.
Please check your connection. You are now part of the “Internet Club”. And you already know: what goes to the Internet...stays on the Internet
Drone - Horror / Boofy Remix
Subtle Mind & Ill Chill - Sun & Stars
P Jam X Capo Lee - Nando's Riddim
Dubzta - All Alone EP
Spooky - Ghost House Dubz Volume 6
Hypho - Edge EP
V.A. - Pearly006
V.A. - Nn00
Skelecta - Yoshimitsu
Etch & Nico Lindsay - SNKR020
D.O.K - Shine EP
Novelist - Yakuta EP
Nammy Wams - Yellow Secret Technology
Nammy Wams
Yellow Secret Technology
Tape | 2019 | EU | Original (Grime Tapes)
11,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
South London grime/drill producer Nammy Wams kicks off Grime Tapes, a physical wing of Slackk’s seminal pirate radio archive,, with ‘Yellow Secret Technology’ - a killer 20 track retrospective pulling from Nammy’s archive of hyper-colourful grime, R&G and drill circa 2013 to 2018. Compiled and sequenced by wise wan, Slackk, ‘Yellow Secret Technology’ is the 1st in a series of releases promised on Grime Tapes the label, which is founded just over 10 years since the demise of Slackk’s During grime’s golden era in the mid ’00s, was one of very few sites online to share pirate radio recordings beyond their original broadcast range, providing an invaluable service to many appreciative ears and early grime fiends in the UK and abroad.
Jamakabi - Wickedest Ting
Wickedest Ting
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Rhythm Rollers)
12,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Rhythm Rollers is proud to present as a limited edition 12” Vinyl, Jamakabi's Killer Club track “Wickedest Ting”. The Instrumental which is produced by Chimpo is as hard hitting as it gets and everything a grime track should be – sure to go down as a grime classic.
Spooky - Ghost House Dubz Volume 5
Rygby - Consignment
Burke - Bram Stoker / Dracula
Bram Stoker / Dracula
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Burke)
9,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Burke is a producer & DJ from Ireland residing in the UK since 2015. He started working at Idle Hands record store in 2016.
Silk Road Assassins - State Of Ruin
Silk Road Assassins
State Of Ruin
2LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Planet Mu)
24,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Silk Road Assassins, a trio consisting of Tom E Vercetti, Chemist and Lovedr0id, return to Planet Mu with their debut full-length 'State Of Ruin' two years after their first EP 'Reflection Spaces'. The trio recorded over two years, working together to start with, then across different studios and via the internet when their lives became more separated. They also finessed the album at Abbey Road studios, making use of some short time to add in extra layers. The three producers day jobs are in production music, music designed and created specifically for film and games, and this album uses these skills to explore the musical forms that they love. The album explores how trap and grime's minimalist form can be built and curved into musical architecture: elegant, opaque and layered, turning the sound into lush, melodic world-building. The work gone into the album is revealed on repeated listens, every sound on this record feels built to sit within it's delicate ecosystem. The fundamentals of the music are given their own sense of purpose: hand claps spray, bells tumble, guitars splinter and lush melodies waft over and fill the track's spaces like light, glinting across snapping, crisp rhythms and deep bass tones. The album also features two Planet Mu alumini, Kuedo who features on 'Split Matter' brings some of his bitter-sweet shimmering melodies and on 'Shadow Realm' Russian producers WWWINGS give the music a violent metallic edge, providing the record with an epic and unexpected twist towards the end. Silk Road Assassins music is built to last, and a pleasure to indulge in.
Spooky - Snow Forest
Kotei - Ichi EP
Ichi EP
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Romulus)
11,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Feat. Glume, Phossa, JFO, MOREOFUS & Dakun.
R@ (Lewis Ireson) - Hey!
R@ (Lewis Ireson)
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Circadian Rhythms)
9,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Off the back of the highly conceptual project ‘Plata - Last Dayz’, Circadian Rhythms quickly return to focus on their white label series and solidify their signature sound. CRWL003 takes form of three club driven tracks from the arsenal of Leicester based producer R@ (Lewis Ireson). The 21 year old’s current studies in Video Game Development have evidently started to seep into the ferocious sound that has drawn him attention.
Unknown - Uhhhh Riddim / Ice Cream Ma
TMSV - Zoned Out
Trends & Boylan - Bedlam
Defiant - Red Rituals EP
East Man - Stop Flapping Your Gums Volume 1
East Man
Stop Flapping Your Gums Volume 1
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Hi Tek Sounds)
9,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Hi Tek Sounds is the new label from East Man (AKA Basic Rhythm) set up after his debut album for Planet Mu ‘Red, White & Zero’.
E3 Breaks - The Curse EP
E3 Breaks
The Curse EP
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Nomine Sound)
7,99 €* 9,99 € -20%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
We are pleased to have a debut release on Nomine Sound from E3 Breaks. This outfit consists of grime maverick 'As If Kid' and the one and only godfather of Grime 'DJ Slimzee'. This guise that these 2 have opted to go with seems to have given them the urge to explore the deeper and darker side of the 140 sound. Get your bass bins ready!
Ebb & Akcept - Wild Wood EP
Ebb & Akcept
Wild Wood EP
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Fox & Hound)
9,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
There is some serious music coming out of NZ right now and has been for a while and these tracks are of no exception. This EP has a very sonically pleasing sound about it all coated with an industrial vibe. From a main room club banger right through to the early morning dark twisted "I have had way too much of a good night" tracks this EP really does push the boundaries and brings something new and refreshing to the table.
Macabre Unit - The VIP's
Macabre Unit
The VIP's
10" | 2018 | EU | Original (Nomine Sound)
9,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Grime originators Macabre Unit return to the Nomine Sound imprint with 2 absolute Grime belters. The originals were released on Nomine Sound in 2017 and if you are familiar with them then these VIPs will not disappoint.
Opus - Methodist
Teffa - Roundabout EP
Six Sunsets & BFM (JFO & Sativa) - Commute / Light
Gundam - Navigator Dub / Murder Without A Trace
Splurt Diablo - Amped / Irn Bru
Flint - Been 2 Long / Without U
V.A. - Fx100
Direct - One
Youngstar & Hindzy D - Pulse Target / Target Vs The Formula
Invader Spade - Warm EP
Double Clapperz & EGL - Sha Ni Kamaeru VIP / Obscure VIP
Walton - Praying Mantis / Koto Riddim
Praying Mantis / Koto Riddim
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Tectonic)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Walton drops his third instalment on Tectonic in fine style, calling upon Japanese influences to create a truly unique sonic across both tracks in the release. Asian instrumentation meets directly head to head with the cutting edge sounds of a UK grime-techno axis to great effect.
Low End Activist - Park End Feat. Trim
Low End Activist
Park End Feat. Trim
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Bobby Donny)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The seventh EP on Frits Wentinks Bobby Donny label brings together some known and unknown producers.
Taiko - No More EP
Boofy & Ishan Sound - Roll The Dice / Cane Sword
Lamont - Ar Kid
Ar Kid
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (81)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
New 2 Track 12" release from Lamont for Swamp 81 sublabel, 81. Mastered at TenEightSeven
JFO & Noble - RAH001
Jack Junior - Dungeon Dub EP
Jack Junior
Dungeon Dub EP
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Comic Strip Klub)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Imagine a tune calle Dungeon Dub in a Strip Club - sounds nice and filthy!
Moreofus - Back Down EP
Back Down EP
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (White Peach)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Dubstep and Grime on a pretty dope sounding EP by White Peach!
Double Clapperz & Boylan - Get Mad EP
Double Clapperz & Boylan
Get Mad EP
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Ice Wave)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Gritty grime from the Island! Bette don't miss it!
Beastie Respond - Information City
Beastie Respond
Information City
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Foul-Up)
11,99 €* 14,99 € -20%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Last year it was estimated, that every minute 400 hours' worth of content was uploaded to YouTube, 2,430,555 posts were liked on Instagram, and 6,944,444 videos were watched on Snapchat. And these figures won't stay static. The amount of data we upload, and in turn the amount we consume every year, is growing exponentially. As this expanding data pool grows, making sense of it becomes concurrently more difficult; the distinctions between dream and reality, fact and fiction, truth and lie fade to obscurity.

‘Information City’, the sophomore album from Copenhagen's Tobias Hjørnet Pedersen aka Beastie Respond, attempts to reflect this world in a very direct sense. ‘Information City’ is the simulacrum in which we live and exist, where our cultural identities exist primarily as representations of a real without origin, he explains.

Writing the album Pedersen set no limits on his sample sources, instead taking fragments from a vast array of media, reflecting on the themes outlined above. This resulted in ‘Information City‘ being completely stylistically unchained, giving reference to everything from UK bass genres to electro, footwork and synthwave. 'Downloaded 4 R. D4wkins' for example pits Moving Shadow reminiscent rave stabs against juke-like percussive workouts, while opener 'Real Without Origin' recontextualises cliché trap-style drops with hollowed-out, swaggering low-end, calling to mind recent hybrids of UK Grime and American hip-hop.
V.A. - FDN05
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (It's Foundation)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
4 hot steppers by Patrick Brian, Fish , MOREOFUS and LTHL! Garage meets Grime!
DJ Vader vs. DJ Garna - Voodoo Magik 003
DJ Vader vs. DJ Garna
Voodoo Magik 003
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Voodoo Magik)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Classic splitted double-sider with 4 supreme Grime-Cuts!
Trends & Boylan - Untouchable EP
Compa - No Hype Feat. Footsie / In Check
No Hype Feat. Footsie / In Check
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (CPA)
7,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Deep Medi Musik artist Compa launches his CPA Records label with the anthemic Dubstep-Grime-Trap crossover track "No Hype" featuring highly respected grime pioneer Footsie of Newham Generals, paralleled by the equally fierce and brooding track "In Check".
J Tijn - Sliema Sixteen
J Tijn
Sliema Sixteen
12" | 2017 | AE | Original (Bedouin)
12,99 €*
Release:2017 / AE – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Inspired by life on the touring circuit, this EP takes its name from a night the producer spent in Sliema, Malta. Produced to mirror the frenetic movement of (night)life on the road, the album jumps violently between poles of darkness, familiarity, paranoia and comfort in the club.
Shudan - Ice Chirps EP
Taiko - Jelly Bots EP
Sukh Knight - Beast / Nightcrawler
Lington - Vendetta In Space EP
V.A. - Route 1 Volume 2 Audio Sampler
V.A. - Route 1 Volume 1 Audio Sampler
Bloodklart Fiyah Mandem - Gully Side / Distant Riddim
Syer B - Mushrooms Ep
DJ Garna - Who's That Girl Vip / The Boxer Rave Mix
Ironsoul - Carbon / Banter
Carbon / Banter
12" | 2016 | EU | Original (Soul Music)
7,69 €* 10,99 € -30%
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Limited 12" white label from Ironsoul on the Soul Music imprint.
Spooky & Boylan - Low Rider / All Black Winter
Spooky & Boylan
Low Rider / All Black Winter
10" | 2016 | EU | Original (Oil Gang)
10,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Our 14th release takes us to the darker side of the sound. Boylan has been the unsung hero of our label over the years- engineering and mixing down the majority of our releases and becoming a real architect of the foundations of our sound. Following his work with Edgem and general ubiquity on London's stations over the last year or so, it was only natural that he and Spooky found themselves in the studio together. Earlier this year they brought "Peckham To Hackney" to the second Boxed 12" and we thought they needed a release of their own. This 10" is the product of it. Low Rider starts the process. A malevolent take on the West Coast walking bassline style, we signed it before it was even a track - just a 4am 8-bar loop, haze and sub. After listening to that sparse 20 seconds on repeat for a while, they brought muscle to the skeleton - DJ Quik in Peckham. All Black Winter, meanwhile, takes their sound in a much harsher direction. Growling saws, gutteral strings and a brief morse code arpeggio meet violent gunshot snares and Boylan's bass science. One for the 2am rideouts, the double drop at 2:40. Support from Slackk, Slimzee, Murlo, Soloman, Logos, Grandmixxer, Mr. Mitch, Trends.
Kuedo - Slow Knife
Slow Knife
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Planet Mu)
24,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
It’s been five years since his acclaimed debut ‘Severant’ and time has proved it prescient; its futuristic trap influence is now ubiquitous. ‘Slow Knife‘ seems to return to where ‘Severant’ left off, but with the intricate sound design of last year’s haunting EP ‘Assertion Of A Surrounding Presence’ subsumed into the compositions, making them more exacting and beautifully crafted. Between albums Kuedo has been working as a sound designer and composer for hire and the application of intent and widescreen rigour that commercial work requires has definitely found its way into the new album. ‘Slow Knife’ has the subtlety, ambition and pacing of a brilliant soundtrack - a sense of an album of scenes, that easily lends itself to an impressionistic narrative. But, as with ‘Severant’, the title suggests relationship unease, with the slow knife being a metaphor for the building resentment in any close relationship. ‘Slow Knife’ is almost two albums; the first half, according to Kuedo, invokes the seduction of the city, taking the music of Michael Mann’s ‘Manhunter’ as a cue, with the latter half being inspired by the bloody starscapes and voodoo wilderness of films such as ‘Angel Heart’, ‘Night Of The Hunter’ and more recently the ‘True Detective’ series. Both halves of the album are also in thrall to Mica Levi’s inspiring ‘Under The Skin’ soundtrack, especially in the turbulence of the mid-section. The songs of the albums first half are synthetic and seductive, a gelatinous veil with shades of the pseudo-sophisticated trance of Enigma, of all things, underpinned with dusky unsettling shadows and atmosphere. ‘In Your Sleep’, perhaps surprisingly, features the vocals of Hayden Thorpe from Wild Beasts, who settles his dark, whispered vocals into the moonlit shadowy atmosphere. ‘Floating Forest’ is the first track to allow back some of Kuedo’s experimentation with the Southern rap template, which he explored before it became commonplace, with echoed drum splashes and a sinister repetitive motif, ending with a haunting growl. The second half of the album enters wilderness territory with ‘Approaching’s slow descending notes, before ‘Broken Fox - Black Hole’ throws the record into the cathartic darkness, as undulating chords play hide and seek with riotous reeds and scratchy strings grown from challenging collaborations with cello player Koenraad Ecker (from Lumisokea). ‘Breaking The Surface’ shivers and coils, before metal and strings dominate while ‘In Your Skin’ feels like being lost in a vast hinterland before ‘Warmer Light’ introduces some memories of sunshine, with its plucked bassline and spiralling dub. ‘Halogen Light’ opens with the sound of crickets and a clear piano, cleansing the soul before ‘Lathe’ brings things down to earth with a short, yet powerful coda.
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