Pulse X Remixes – Youngstar | Liminal Sounds

Everyone remembers this one. Even if you didn’t know the name, if you haven’t at some point done your best to shatter your heel joints stomping around to Youngstar‘s ‘Pulse X’, then you have a vast amount of life experience to catch up on.

Cue five weighty remixes by an all star cast of producers to bring this banger up to date. Visionist polishes up the bass and adds classic strings and quirky touches – there is a drum and bass inspired remix from Blackwax and tribal sounds from Slackk. Pedro 123 adds his own sounds bringing the madness, and Elsewhere gets aggressive with the percussion and a sample of Dizzee Rascal going ‘Blearp’.

The first release from the brand new Liminal Sounds imprint, this is well worth the purchase to add power to any DJ’s arsenal. Out now on Juno.

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DéjàView – Throwing Dirt EP | Forthcoming Future Flavour

Big up to Richard at Future Flavour for putting this one out for scrutiny. Warm vibrations and rich percussive energy combine on this two track release from Huddersfield’s DéjàView, aka Ben Potts.

‘Throwing Dirt”s bright percussive chords are built up by crisp drums and popping melodic incursions which dart across the lustrous synth-work and drifting vocals in a perfectly executed composition.

‘On My Knees’ is altogether more melancholic, with sedate chords and dub-centric drums solidifying into a static head nodder as the track progresses. With it’s obscure speech sample and mellow vibe this one threw up comparisons with Groove Armada’s brilliant Vertigo album, which by our reckoning is no bad thing.

Out on Future Flavour and available just about everywhere from the 31st, also watch out for the video which accompanies the title track and is set to hit the net in the next few days.

 

Burial – Truant/Rough Sleeper | Hyperdub

Yes, Burial is back. This is his first outing since the Kindred EP, which marked a subtle change of stylistics for this elusive producer. As beautifully crafted as ever, these two tracks are as surprising and satisfying as we have come to expect. With no hint or any threat that he is about to start selling out or falling off, I don’t even need to tell you to buy this – most of you will already have made that decision before you even clicked on this page.

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VAUSZ – Bosozoku | Slime Recordings

Celebrating their 50th release, Slime Recordings keep it fresh as ever with this innovative and accomplished debut album from Vausz.

The tone is ultra futuristic whilst conjuring up a palpable sense of nostalgia. Vausz depicts a future kindred to the gritty and dark Sci-Fi flicks of the 1970’s and 80’s.

Modulated lo-fi sampling and an array of classic synths and dub effects are put to extremely good use, the familiar palette subject to a whole heap of inspiration and innovation. We are teleported to a myriad of musical worlds; Club chords are spliced with Hip Hop breaks on the laid back ‘Nomurai’, whereas reggae dub vibes are subject to a sudden inexplicable metamorphosis in the schizophrenic ‘Thoughtforms’.

 

With influences ranging from dub, dubstep, acid, hip hop, reggae, deep house and techno, tracks also vary greatly in length – the briefest clocking one and a half minutes and the longest stretching out over ten. Just another example of how Vausz likes to do things differently. ‘Bosozoku’ is packed with musicality and innovation with many of the tracks have more than one song to sing.

This is an extremely well composed and balanced release that tells its story in vivid colour and detail. Well deserving the props, we are giving this one our solid RBP seal of approval. We think you should too. Available from 3rd December.

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Alex Sadman – England | Scratch Style Brothers

Chilled, groove based Garage is always welcome at RBP HQ. This track from Alex Sadman, patriotically titled ‘England’ takes it back to the days of the classic early 90’s – and we have a lot to be proud of in that respect. Pick it up on 28th November.

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My Nu Leng – The Grid/Hips & Thighs | 877 Records

Can’t tell you how much I have been looking forward to this release. My Nu Leng shutting them all down like totalitarian dictators of the dance floor, both tracks on this release are utter stompers. Released on the hot 877 Records imprint the vinyls are fast becoming collector’s items already – thankfully it’s also less finitely available for download as mp3 or wav. Essential listening.

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Geiom – Black Screen | Frisjfo Beats

From long time RBP favourite Geiom comes “Black Screen”, an inspirational new album out on the renowned Future Garage label Frisjfo Beats. Having heard little from him in recent times and knowing the skill of the man on the buttons we were pretty excited to pick this up and get it loaded into the player.

Starting with “Hem – 1 button”, stuttered percussion skips back and forth over the pitched synths nicely displaying the rough, staggered feel which prevails throughout the album. “Pucker Lips” stands out with an infinitesimally sliced flute breaking out over a crisp 2-step riddim.

Later on, 4×4/Bassline vibes push unhinged melodies on “Besk”, and “Adhafera” delves through classic bass synths which bound over a frenetic Drum & Bass beat. Eclectic in it’s scope and twisting each genre to fit, the album shifts direction ceaselessly with each listen bringing new reward – a worthwhile purchase for any bass music enthusiast.

Available on Juno

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