artwork from “Hello, I’m Robot!” by Stanislav Zigunenko (Russian Kids’ Book, 1989)
Flying solo once again with the new format it’s myself Killian selecting from a mixed bag this week. Deep vibes throughout and even taking a small HipHop excursion with Snakehips, Gummy Soul & Fresh as I’ve recently discovered Bandcamp is an absolute goldmine for concept albums from indie producers.
There some deep dub in there, most notably a free track from Djinn, thats a wicked remix of a Numan track so check for that. Some roots vibes in there too from Egoless and Matta checks in with a remix of French producers Niveau Zero & Tambour Battant. Dark and moody vibes from Kode 9 vs Badwai and to fend of the dark theres glorious tracks from our best kept secret, Londy as well as rising talen Es.Tereo. New D&B vibes from Breaks Symmetry label make this show as varied as it’s ever been. Get keen and listen in.
Things She Say – Londy
Den Of Drumz – Kode 9 vs Badwai
Secrets (Djinn RMX) – Numan
Before Dub – Egoless
Big What (Matta RMX) – Niveau Zero & Tambour Battant
Red Sound – Yosi Horikawa & Dorian Concept
Talinn – Kusto
Who We Are – Break
Third Act – Prolix
Pardon Me – Snakehips
Heart – Fresh
4 Better Or 4 Worse – Gummy Soul
Purple Sky – Es.Tereo
Symmetry Recordings drops a brand new LP with cuts from various artists, the CD featuring no less than 12 individual tracks. Drum and bass in abundance here with excellent work from label boss Break joined by Eastcolors, Ulterior Motive & Code 3, Octane & DLR, Prolix, Silent Witness, Need For Mirrors, Fields,Hydro, Mako, Villem and Mikal. An impressive roster and it makes for a fantastic long player. From the deep roller ‘Power Down’ to the more vocal ‘Who We Are’ and also the subtle in ‘Watch Out’, this LP really shows off Symmetry for who they are; A committed label excited by pushing the sounds of solid Drum & Bass.
Glaswegian soundboys, Mungos Hi-Fi, return with a more digital outing than previous excursions and with this their third album, its upfront reggae alongside some of the finest vocal talent around. Positive vibes with each track and it sounds more like a party than an LP. A seriously diverse sounding record moving from ska to dubstep whilst maintaining classing backings and a nod to days gone by. Essential listening.
Scrubadub Syle ft. Sugar Minott
Everyman Different ft. Rasta Pacey
Skidip ft. Charlie P
Computer Age ft. Mr Williamz
Gimme Gimme ft. Kenny Knots
Boat People ft. Pupa Jim
Scream ft. YT
Dem No Like It ft. Omar Perry
Bad Bad Boy ft. Soom T
New York Boogie ft. Ranking Levy
Warm Up ft. Zeb and Scotty
Session Pon top ft. Biga Ranx
Soundboy Police ft. SoomT
Musically Mad ft. Mr Williamz
High Grade ft. Gentleman’s Dub Club