Various Artists - Sweat The Descent / 12"

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Description of Various Artists Sweat The Descent

Two and a half years after the conception of the club night, Illum Sphere and Jonny Dub launch their Hoya:Hoya label. Releasing exclusive music by artists who have played at the night, which happens fortnightly at seminal Manchester basement, The Roadhouse. Simply reading the list of past guests will provide an insight into the variety of music forthcoming on the imprint. The first split 12/ download is a purely family affair though, featuring the three producing residents, Illum Sphere, Lone and Krystal Klear.

Starting things of is co-founder Illum Sphere, with Sweat The Descent. A trip that was intended to be a take on UK Funky, which veered off to the left, and ended up being inspired by House as much as Disco, mutated into a sound that is characteristically hard to define by genre as any other of his releases.

The flip begins with Lones Let The Music Play, flexing the early sounds of Chicago House blended with the sounds of 90s rave, but done in such a way that only Matt Cutler can do. His recent releases on Actress Werk Discs and his own Magic Wire labels should let you into the world that this new Hoya recruit is going.

Rounding things off is Krystal Klear, modern boogie resident in chief. Persuaded Me is at home at LA summer parties, such as The Do Over as it is in a sweaty Manchester basement. Heavily influenced by 80s boogie, but treated with the respect only a real fan could, and brought oh-so up to date.

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Title:Welcome To The Horrordome!
Label:Horror Boogie
Kanji Kinetic's future bass sounds have been causing shockwaves at parties worldwide. Mixing up beats from bassline & 4 4, dubstep and oldskool breakbeat hardcore like no-one else can, he has found support from heavyweights such as Mary Anne Hobbs and Tayo in the UK, and Drop The Lime and Starkey in the US. With a number of well-received releases on respected labels, his production skills are in high demand with a slew of high-profile remixes about to emerge, as well as brand new original material to destroy the party unlike anything before. For Horror Boogie, he has blessed us with "Citizens Unite", a raw, nasty bassquake, which has been obliterating dancefloors for some time now with its masterful drum programming, insane bass and THAT drum roll. THIS is what drumstep should sound like. Fedka the Irritant is probably best known as the trombonist in the excellent band Pest (Ninja Tune), alongside Ben Pest (Panic Bridge, Victim, Bonus Round). He's also a seriously original and versatile producer in his own right. He has released on Panic Bridge, alongside the other Pest members and his live "trombone techno" sets are something to behold. "Watch Them Get Killed" is wonky techno at its finest. Its tight drums, chopped up hip-hop vocals and the beautifully deranged, yet ferociously funky melody make this track seriously addictive. Expect to hear a lot more from this man on Horror Boogie Records in the not-too-distant future. Michael Forshaw has smashed many a rave with his live onslaught of fucked up electro, techno, rave and booty. He has released on many labels over the years such as Penalty, Miditonal, Flaw, his own imprint Chan 'n' Mikes and most recently, Coin Operated. "Cookietag McStarrwerk" is a live, mashed up, sample-laden (namely the classic "Whoomp! There it is" vocal) rave/breaks/booty monster and has been a staple of his recent live sets. Last and certainly not least, is the mighty Subhead. As a solo artist, Jason Leach has released on his own Death to Vinyl, Fix UK and Subhead imprints, alongside his work for Mercurochrome, Input Output Inc. and Don't. In total he has released well over 100 records, having also been involved in several notable collaborations. "Stefan Wolfe" is a driving, peak-time, techno juggernaut. Its atmospheric beginning hypnotises you into a false sense of security, before it hits you with a dose of raw energy - crunchy hi-hats, solid kicks and a funky-ass bassline, leading on to a finale of full-blown squelchy wrongness.
Various Artists-Bryan G Presents Liquid V Club Sessions Vol 3
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£11.95
Drum & Bass
Bryan G Presents Liquid V Club Sessions Vol 3 front
Artist:Various Artists
Title:Bryan G Presents Liquid V Club Sessions Vol 3
Label:Liquid V
This double CD feast comprises 33 tracks featuring classics like Lemon D's 'I can't Stop', remixed by Zero T. New Brazilian signings; Level 2 and Acuna bring the heat out of Sao Paulo. Liquid V favorites, S.P.Y, Mosus and Kabuki, are joined by new boys, Tayla and Furney. Roni Size makes a guest appearance, showcasing new vocalist, Joe on 'Rolling Stone'. This is vintage Roni, on this cover of a classic Temptations track, reminiscent of when he first came onto the scene, chopping up tunes with a fresh approach. Fellow Bristol native, D Product joins forces with Hollie G who delivers her trademark smooth, yet hard vocals on 'Tell Me How'. Serum and Calibre also make guest appearances. On CD2 you can catch a few gems you might have missed in the full unmixed version, including Calibre's 'Drowning' Kabuki's 'Beyond Words and Mosus & Zero T 'Call Waiting'. CD2 is deeper in the vibe, and there are a couple of down-tempo tracks from the new blood; Eveson, Mosus and S.P.Y mixing up the flavour a little, but still keeping it Liquid. This is not just a collection of tunes; it is a complete album that showcases some of the finest D&B talent, both established and new. The track list is mighty, the compilation as a whole; even mightier.
Artist:Various Artists
Title:Young Adults EP
Label:Young Adults
Young Adults is a new housier-flavoured label started by the good folks behind Friends Of Friends. As part of a growingly endangered breed of all vinyl musicologists, L.A.'s Young Adults opt to let the records play in this digital age of instant gratification. The first installment in their commitment to pressed wax platters culls a collection of spectrum exploring body music from cohorts both near and far. Starting off the festivities is the golden child, Suzanne Kraft, whose feel-good stunner 'Jus U' exemplifies why Running Back was oh so eager to add his talents to their ever impressive roster. The sunsoaked strut that shimmers on this sampler track is just a teaser of things to come on Lil Suzie's forthcoming 12" EP for YA later in the summer. Next up is The Dead Rose Music Company with a shimmering study in repetition that only adds to their laureled cloud of mystique. A driving pulse and infectious vocal snippet assure that 'Soothe My Mind' soars in both headphone and floor-tested settings. On the flip, Urulu brings down the lights and cranks up the diva on a soul-studded banger that burrows its way into the deepest psyche caverns. 'Missing You' balances grit with a glossed-out sheen personified by loopy lipstick signatures on rusted bathroom mirrors. Rounding out the affair is a dank and dirty collab between up-and-comers Grown Folk and LOL Boys. 'Ghost Path' exists deep in the acidic bowels of the night and guides its followers through uncharted terrains without a flashlight. Make sure to buckle up.
Artist:Various Artists
Title:Frijsfo Beats Vol. 1
Label:Frijsfo Beats
This dubstep / grime / 4x4 / garage EP first dropped in October last year, laying down a clear marker for the varied styles which Frijsfo Beats was set up to support. Writing in The Wire, the Bass Generation's verbal blade Joe Muggs opined "Over recent years, a fertile territory is opening up where current bass music and the free party scene intersect, drawing from Grime, DJ Trace style dark Techstep, Vex'd at their most melodramatic and the sharper edges of breakbeat honed by Tipper and Amon Tobin. Labels like Blackmass Plastics have staked claims here, and now so is Bristol/Cambridge enterprise Frijsfo, with big, glossy Blade Runner-style tracks from Chav & Dave and Innasekt. More interesting, though, is the flickering, skittering Boxcutter-like unfolding narrative of Lewis Hunter's 'Cut From The Wreckage' in which bass thrums and breakbeat flutters surge in and out of existence like ghostly electrical storms. But the real prize here is Yapsta's 'Zoompy Riddum', which foregrounds the retro-rave strategies innate in current Bassline House, bringing out a womblike warmth with ecstatic pads and voices but avoiding becoming too cuddly by retaining Bassline's brisk bass-warping and threatening detuned arcade bleeps."
Artist:Various Artists
Title:This Is What The Universe Sounds Like
Label:Universal Vibes
Universal Vibes is proud to present its first label compilation, a retrospective looking back at their first year of digital and vinyl releases and also previewing a few new faces and forthcoming releases. With it's freestyle music policy, taking in broken beats, dubstep, deep house, techno, hip hop, funk, soul, disco and all points between, label founder Paddy Freeform describes the sound as Future Soul Music for the dance floor. The album showcases music from Surra, Andy Ash, Poussez, Jafar and Bobby Strobe, The Onas, Strange Worlds, Jaffasurfa and Young David. Label head honcho Paddy Freeform gets involved producing a few exclusive re-edits and remixes under his Soulsonix production alias, as well as mixing the CD. 'This Is What The Universe Sounds Like Part 1' rounds up the deep dancefloor side of the label's output. Part 2 will feature the more downbeat, laid back sounds and will be released later in the year.
Artist:Various Artists
Title:Hyperdub 5.3 EP
Label:Hyperdub
October 2009 heralds the release of '5', a double CD marking Hyperdub's five years of life as a record label. Honouring past, present and future in equal measure, '5' is comprised of one disc of prior highlights, and one of freshly-composed material contributed by Hyperdub artists and close friends. A series of five 12-inch EPs featuring a selection of the new tunes will be issued, one per week, leading up to the release of '5'. The initial pressing quantity of these EPs will be dictated by preorder demand, and none will be repressed, nor will they be made available digitally, before the complete CD collection is on sale. 'Hyperdub 5.3 EP' contains two previously unreleased tracks : Quarta330 - 'Bleeps From Outer Space' and LV - 'Turn Away'.
Artist:Various Artists
Title:Je M'en Fish
Label:Cargo
Je M'en Fish is one of Belgium's largest and most active organisations working in the field of electronic music. Having produced numerous compilation CDs and DVDs, and staged countless live events over the last decade, it evolved into a fully-fledged vinyl and digital label in 2010. Their programme of 12" releases spotlights the young and growing pool of Belgian talent in dubstep and bass production, and the first pressing to enter into wider distribution in partnership with Cargo is a head-turning three tracker that combines rhythmic elegance with full-on floor-burning impact. Opening the show is Janner's 'Proteus', a driving uptempo number that has a ring of Frankie Bones-style early 90s hip-house within its insistent 2-step rhythm, while the ghost of speed garage also makes its presence felt. Coloured by bright descending keys, this track's real power comes from a looping and pyschedelically shifting sub-bass riff that eschews dark moodiness in favour of a more rich and flavourful vibe, while the swung drum patterns keep a steadily infectious dancefloor energy. Belgian master of the bass art BunZer0 follows with a new VIP remix of 'Second Meeting', the original version of which appeared on the first Je M'en Fish 12". This track combines a stuttering heavy kick drum with jazzy elastic bass fills, chiming Italo-house piano chords, and multi-layered futuristic synth melodies, to create an almost euphoric interpretation of low-end dance. Finally, Manouvre contributes 'Mr Moody's Morning Madness', an echoing and spacious cut which is most emphatically all about the drums. The delayed and decaying techno stabs and complex stepper drums come together to conjour up images of Maurizio remixed in double-time by Patrick Pulsinger. Ultimately, 'Je M'en Fish 002 EP' showcases a trio of diverse, intelligent and uniquely European perspectives on today's club-tooled bass music scene.
Artist:Various Artists
Title:Rumpshaker / Deadly D.I.Y
Label:2 Dogs
2Dogs records with a limited edition 7" featuring 2 certified club bangers. First up No Fakin' DJs and Diesler with 'The Rumpshaker'. A twisting bassline and heavy drum break with extra sprinklings of flavour creates a unique dancefloor monster that gives a little nod to Shut up and Dance, the Ragga Twins, Go Go and Nervous Records. Next up Fingathing's Peter Parker AKA Parkertron makes a rare solo excursion delivering a modern funk anthem. 'Deadly DIY' was lovingly crafted on his MPC2000xl chopping up a just few samples to create an authentic live sounding, full bodied Funk record
Artist:Various Artists
Title:Surreal Estate EP
Label:Frite Nite
Heralding the next wave of underground bass music to fans across the USA and beyond, San Francisco's Frite Nite label - captained by psychedelic bass traveller Salva - has teamed up with rising star beat connoisseur Ana Sia to deliver sounds of the new North American underground on the 'Surreal Estate' compilation. Advancing past the more overcooked styles in US electronic music, Ana Sia has championed big stages and basement clubs with a melting pot of new sounds unique to her and the league of artists featured on this new full-length session. 'Surreal Estate' is a 17 track collection of tribal-influenced spacey dance grooves, progressive footwork, modern electro funk, and UK-centric dubstep rhythms, composed by an anticipated cast of North American producers, carefully selected and mixed by Ana Sia. Exploring the atmospheric and ethereal, yet bass-heavy, funky and playfully musical, the mix shows Ana Sia's passion for music that works as well for the dance floor as it does the intimate listen. This exclusive collection contains bleeding-edge tracks from some of the finest production minds from both American coasts such as Sepalcure, Starkey, XI, Distal, Ghosts On Tape and DJG, as well as Ana Sia's crew taking over the western front with artists like Salva, Eprom, Kuru & UFO!, B.Bravo, NastyNasty and Epcot. 'Surreal Estate' is Frite Nite's first venture into the realm of physical product, and speaks loud to both brand new bass music enthusiasts as well as seasoned ears eagerly anticipating a paradigm shift in underground dance and beat culture
Artist:Various Artists
Title:Big M Presents Vol 3
Label:Big M Productions
BigM presents... Vol.3' with Hayz and Rory Hoy. From HipHop Breaks over NuFunk to Breakbeats and even some Funky House rhytms, this is a maximum packed 6 track EP coming fom BigM Productions. Shooting star Hayz is presented with a selection from his No.1 banger Ghetto Base/TriggaPhunk release. Killer-Dope. Flipside the on Freddy Freshs label based mastermind Rory Hoy gives us an introduction to his Breakbeats, B-Boy Breaks and Nu-Funk stuff previously released on his album "Standing on Dust" at Howlin Records.
Artist:Various Artists
Title:Spy Tech 6 Pt. 1
Label:DSCI4
First of three 12"s taken from the Spy Tech 6 Album. Universal project trademark sound always delivers. Bboy breaks, techno elements, dubwise bass, all signalling to the future. Mr Foul brings the old Skool Jungle meets Techstep.
Various Artists-Global Bass Vol 3
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£15.99
Funky Breaks
Artist:Various Artists
Title:Global Bass Vol 3
Label:Urban World
Global Bass Vol.3 is full of high quality global music, featuring the newly signed artistSuperpendejos, who with their splendid mixture of cumbia and deep grooves made it to many promenent DJ bags this summer with their track Ya Sta Qi. Silver Bullit with their tracks Koloko and The Meter show their potential on the tropical dancefloor with sounds from Africa and Jamaica mixed with fistfull of funk. Here reworked by Thykier and Superpendejos. Los Chicos Altos is a well known artist on UrbanWorld, their signature sound of afro-latin grooves is a firestarter on any dancefloor. Their tracks Senora Santana and Pa'lante gets them a potition between the absolute best in new latin music. Here together with Idan K and The Movement of Rhythm and Empresarios. Kosta Kostov's fusion beats are always a pleasure, from Balkan to Africa and Brazil, this man got it all. Mambesa is a groovy Kwaito track, and Kaduna Bass, with Dj Chernobyl on the remix, fuses Gnawa with Technobrega. Also featuring are tracks from the swinger Rube in a moombahton remix by Al Lindrum, and the Indonesian band Jalan Surabaya in dub by Dubpitaten.
Artist:Various Artists
Title:Into Battle EP 3
Label:Bombstrikes Records
First Bombstrikes release of the New Year and they kick things off in some style. After the huge farewell to the much-loved Volume series they show no sign of stopping in the delivery of consistently high quality dancefloor bombs. The label returns for the 3nd volume in their DJ friendly ?Into Battle series' with an EP of absolute monsters once again from 4 different artists. The EP includes tracks from Bombstrikes regular Pimpsoul, alongside label debuts for Parker & Slynk, who need no introduction. Rounding off the EP is a name to watch out for in 2011; Neon Steve.
Artist:Various Artists
Title:Hyperdub 5.4 EP
Label:Hyperdub
October 2009 heralds the release of '5', a double CD marking Hyperdub's five years of life as a record label. Honouring past, present and future in equal measure, '5' is comprised of one disc of prior highlights, and one of freshly-composed material contributed by Hyperdub artists and close friends. A series of five 12-inch EPs featuring a selection of the new tunes will be issued, one per week, leading up to the release of '5'. The initial pressing quantity of these EPs will be dictated by preorder demand, and none will be repressed, nor will they be made available digitally, before the complete CD collection is on sale. 'Hyperdub 5.4 EP' contains two previously unreleased tracks : Martyn - 'Mega Drive Generation' and LD - 'Shake It'