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2012 has been a fulfilling year for IM:Ltd and with the sonic summer being definitively over, the French based label gets back moodier than ever with ‘Junction 12’, a collection of 6 meticulously picked Drum & Bass tracks from some of the hottest talents on board that comes in the form of a 3×12” vinyl series.
Disc 1 sees Berlin producer Es.tereo going back to some of his darker playgrounds with ‘Junction 12’, an autonomic influenced stepper forged on obsessive robotic vocals and industrial klanks. On the B side, French techstep veterans Kantyze deliver a surprisingly uncluttered roller named ‘Tough Breaker’. Simple & efficient.
With releases on labels such as Goldie’s legendary imprint Metalheadz , 2012 has been a wealthy year as well for Mortem as he returns to IM:Ltd with ‘Converter’, another brilliant track that won’t contradict his well earned reputation for creating music that causes serious damages on dance floors across the globe. The flip consist of ‘Amour King’, the first vinyl effort from Quartz , a new duo hailing from Cardiff.
On Disc 3, Gerwin steps up his game with ‘It’s All In Your Head’, a seedy piece of minimal tech funk. Once again, his ease and versatility definitively makes him one of the name to be watched out for in the coming months.

Last but not least, Belgian producer Atmospherix teams up with S-Vb for some ‘Modular Revenge’.
Raw sickness. Bag It

IM:LTD

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Recipe 031 – Marcus Intalex

One thing I love about the recent drive in pushing your own label is that you eventually see the label as a reflection of the owners. Goldie to Metalheads is what Loefah is to Swamp.

Ingredients owner Clive brings a very Soul:R influence to the next cut which sees Marcus Intalex taking control for both sides of the new 12. ‘Cabal’ is a deep techno influenced roller, with crazy sub-lo bass and slick percussion work. Meanwhile ‘Mud’, with it’s excellent arrangement, early 90’s feel and distinct Intalex vibe is a straight up slice of drum & bass as it is meant to sound.
Pressed to a limited amount of 400 full release promo copies, be sure to grab it while it’s hot.

I know label owner Clive loves this cut.

Warehouse finds

Robot Bodypop 07.07.12

artwork by Mike Best

YES! Robot Bodypop comes once again with a selection so heavy its best mate is a Higgs Boson. Another 2 hours of incredible bass music all sublimely layered between 4 selectors this week. Killian comes in for the first hour followed by a 20 minute digital injection from 1nejack who’s busy circling the Earth. Selections there include smooth vibes from Bulgarian badman Mloski and Brightons Guy Andrews as well as bass heavy riddims from Spinline & Submerse as well as some other tracks taking the vibe in all manner of directions.

Don’t forget were carrying on with the Survivor track, this being the strongest track from the previous sessions selections. Keep your ears pinned back for that beauty.

Rounding everything off is, of course, the Transmit session this week provided by selectors Peaman & Hicha from Bristol. A glance at the tracklist shows they are proud of their roots and they took some time to chat breeze with the Robot Bodypop.

Stream it, download it and share with your mates. Its a sweet 2 hours of beats. Check out the ‘Free Beats’ post this week for info on where to bag more than a handful of these tracks from the producers kind enough to give them away.

Killian

Monday Luv (Chronic) – Spinline
Merk Dem (Original Mix) – Impact
Weeda – Moresounds
Two Souls Intertwined – Mloski
Easy Now (Dread Foxx RMX) – OllieBassweight & Werd2Jah
Lost Time – Nanobyte
Shush – Soundproof
Kemistry (Justin Martin RMX) – Goldie
Temple (Quantum Soul RMX) – Side Projekt
Skreakage – Breakage ft. Skream
Rollpipe – Amoss
Come Close – Theory
Poison – Stray & Halogenix

1nejack

Stay – Henry Krinkle
Now You Wanna – Lockah
The Wait – Guy Andrews
You Seem – Piri Piri
Give It Up – Submerse
Void – Mak & Pasteman
Bubble Boy – Jim E Stack

TRANSMIT #8 – Peaman & Hicha

Enter Dimensions – Mala
Unborn – Dark Tantrums
Vampayaa (RSD Remix) – Tayo Meets Acid Rockers ft. Pupajim
Elders – Clouds
Gather – Peverlist
Let Us In – Gatekeeper
Over Here – Appleblim & Peverelist
Missed Me – Lorca
Pyre – Throwing Snow
Why Don’t You – Synkro

Robot Bodypop 26.06.12

artwork by Exit Man

This week Killian opens up with a merciless selection of subterranean dubplates to pound out of your subs until your ears cry black. His set features dark cuts from DubtekBiome, Benny Page and Swindle.

1nejack comes in with an arsenal of sound big enough to kick off the next cold war showcasing bangers from Suck Fake, Hostage, Kahn, Clueless to name a few.

A new feature this week is The Survivor. Each fortnight we will pick the cut that makes it to the next show. The aim is to survive in our playlist for as long as possible, so only perfection will make the grade. The levels are high and competition is dirty so stragglers should expect no mercy.

This week it’s Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs with their insanely unpredictable Future Garage riddim ‘Closer’ beating off all contenders. The intense bass line and crispy drums had us peaking last week. T.E.E.D. has the top spot for now, but will he still be here next fortnight? Only one way to find out – let’s bring it on.

KILLIAN

Cerebral – Dubtek
Uneasy – ARP XP
Transmission – Ghost Note
Uprise – Djunya
The Burial (ft. MC Spyda) – Benny Page
Kemistry (Justin Martin Remake) – Goldie
Mainstream – LeAp
Pluie d’été – Opti & Everydayz
Inside – Antics
Cardinal – Biome
Do The Jazz – Swindle

1NEJACK

Twilight Horizons – Seven
Bla – Suck Fake
Tunnels – Hostage
What Matters – Hackman & Bluto
Play It (Gremino Remix) – Voltron
Angeles – Kahn
Closer – Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Dirty Angel – Clueless
We At War – Enigma Dubz
Sleight Of Hand (Flugelhorn Riddim) – Whyrez
Alliance – Congi
Babylon War – Babylon System & Truth
Thinking We Still – REKchampa
117 Careplan – Henry Wu