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Dangerdoom – The Mouse & The Mask (Official Metalface Version)
Friday, June 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Dangerdoom – The Mouse & The Mask (Official Metalface Version)

Image: 1610267 Das 2005er Kollabo-Album von Produzent Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley, Broken Bells, Red Hot Chili Peppers, A$AP Rocky, Norah Jones, etc.) mit dem maskierten Supervillain MF DOOM erscheint nun als Wiederveröffentlichung über DOOMs Metalface Label mit 2 unveröffentlichten Songs und der “Occult Hymn” EP.

Available from 23.06.2017

Dangerdoom – The Mouse & The Mask (Official Metalface Version)
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Dangerdoom – The Mouse & The Mask (Official Metalface Version)

Image: 1609641 Back in 2005, super producer Danger Mouse and masked hip hop supervillain DOOM came together for The Mouse And The Mask, a collaborative album released under the name DANGERDOOM. Among DOOM’s most successful projects both critically and commercially, the album was inspired by Cartoon Network’s latenightAdult Swim programming slate, and includes appearances from several Adult Swim characters, including Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Space Ghost, Harvey Birdman, and more. The Mouse And The Mask also features guest spots from Talib Kweli, Ghostface Killah, and Cee Lo Green. This deluxe CD + 3xLP vinyl reissue courtesy of DOOM’s own label Metal Face Records also contains several bonus cuts not on the original album. The full 7-track 2006 DANGERDOOM EP Occult Hymn is included, as well as two previously unreleased tracks, making this the definitive DANGERDOOM collection

LP:
1. El Chupa Nibre
2. Sofa King
3. The Mask Feat. Ghostface
4. Perfect Hair
5. Benzie Box Feat. Cee-Lo
6. Old School Feat. Talib Kweli
7. A.T.H.F.
8. Basket Case
9. No Names
10. Crosshairs
11. Mince Meat
12. Vats of Urine
13. Space Ho’s
14. Bada Bing

EP:
1. Skit 1
2. El Chupa Nibre (Remix)
3. Perfect Hair II
4. Korn Dogz
5. Skit 2
6. Sofa King (Remix)
7. Space Ho’s (Madlib Remix)
8. Mad Nice feat. Vinny Price and Black Thought
9. Spokesma

• Official reissue of classic 2005 DANGERDOOM album, which originally debuted at #2 on the U.S. independent albums chart
• Includes appearances from Talib Kweli, Ghostface Killah, and Cee Lo Green (who would later team up with Danger Mouse again for the chart-topping Gnarls Barkley album)
• Includes 2006 DANGERDOOM EP Occult Hymn, which was originally a limited-time free download from Adult Swim, but has never been available commercially and hasn’t been available to download in years
• Also includes 2 unreleased DANGERDOOM bonus tracks Available from 12.05.2017

Dangerdoom – The Mouse & The Mask (Official Metalface Version)
Thursday, April 6th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Dangerdoom – The Mouse & The Mask (Official Metalface Version)

Image: 1609603 Das 2005er Kollabo-Album von Produzent Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley, Broken Bells, Red Hot Chili Peppers, A$AP Rocky, Norah Jones, etc.) mit dem maskierten Supervillain MF DOOM erscheint nun als Wiederveröffentlichung über DOOMs Metalface Label mit 2 unveröffentlichten Songs und der “Occult Hymn” EP.

Available from 26.05.2017

Madlib in the studio with MF Doom: watch out for another Metalfaceinvasion…
Tuesday, May 28th, 2002 | Posted in News | Comments Off on Madlib in the studio with MF Doom: watch out for another Metalfaceinvasion…

Hip Hop

Lenzman launches his debut album “Looking At The Stars” on the seminal Metalheadz imprint
Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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The album arrives with all the aplomb you would expect from the Dutch producer, He has taken time over this project and the results reflect this. The long player solidifies the Lenzman sound you have come to love and edges it forward into new realms of production and style. This project is about all types […]

Lenzman – My Tearz feat. Steo / Paper Faces
Monday, June 9th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Lenzman – My Tearz feat. Steo / Paper Faces

Image: 1589395 Across June 2014 Lenzman launches his album ‘Looking At The Stars’ on the seminal London-based imprint Metalheadz. The debut album arrives with all the aplomb you would expect from the Dutch producer. The project concerns itself with all types of human soul- from introspection to confidence to doubt. If there was word you could put to it- it would be honesty. It’s certainly a refreshing outlook in this ‘fast-food’ landscape of modern music that surrounds us.

The first two tracks we present to you are ‘Starz’ Ft Kevin King and ‘Paper Faces’ Ft Martyna Baker. It’s testament to the talents of producer and vocalists that the tracks work so well, the creative relationship between Lenzman and the pair is untouchable on these tracks.

‘My Tearz feat Steo’
Steo may well be one of the best singers we have in the game right now. His falsetto glides over rugged plains on My Tearz. His range is wide and the level of soul he brings to a track is unmatched. The beat is a slight departure for Lenzman in that beauty is put on the shelf and grimy is the order of the day with midrange bass and stepping drums working out against Steo’s vocals.

‘Paper Faces Feat Martyna Baker’
Martyna has worked on music with Lenzman and Goldie previously to great results and this track is no different. ‘Paper faces’ is the seductive side of the album, It’s slightly more held back in its approach but just as confident in its execution. Martyna Baker graces the song with her unmistakeable range, showing great understanding of the nature of the piece Available from 19.05.2014

Various – Trevor Jackson Pres. Metal Dance Vol.2
Thursday, October 31st, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Trevor Jackson Pres. Metal Dance Vol.2

Image: 1582258 In Summer 2013, Trevor Jackson (Playgroup / Underdog / Output Recordings) Returned with the eagerly awaited second instalment of his ‘Metal Dance’ Compilation series, following widespread critical acclaim in the wake of Volume 1. Drawing from Jackson’s deep collection of original industrial, post-punk, EBM and new wave, the album is an inspired mix of sounds and styles, mining classics, dub versions, oddities and secret weapons inspired by his formative clubbing years at many of London’s seminal nightlife haunts. Alongside more familiar names like Visage, Chris & Cosey, Front 242 & Ministry, the compilation includes unexpected outings by ‘80s artists Godley & Crème (with the obscure B-Side ‘Babies’) and an early incarnation of Sheffield’s ABC, Visa Versa, with ‘Riot Squad’. As before, Jackson also places the spotlight on some of the less heralded bands of the time and casts the net far and wide: Germany’s Plus Instruments, Spain’s Diseno Corbusier offshoot Esplendor Geometrico, Italy’s Neon and Yellow Magic Orchestra’s Haruomi Hosono out of Japan all feature. The selection even travels as far as Lebanon for the outrageous ‘Tanki Tanki’ by Rene Bandaly Family, a truly one-off slice of intense political Arabic proto-techno (here re-edited by fellow Lebanese artist Rabih Beaini aka Morphosis). Rarities include tracks from pre-Liaisons Dangereuses / DAF group CHBB, Craig Leon & Arthur Brown, and Trevor’s own re-edit of Rusty Egan’s ‘Twilight Zone’.
‘Metal Dance 2’ is another essential selection of anarchic machine music which remains hugely influential on today’s generation, informing the sound of groups and labels such as The Knife, Factory Floor, Gesaffelstein, COMEME, DFA & L.I.E.S.
The album is reissued in its original 2LP format featuring artwork and graphic design by Trevor Jackson with extensive sleeve notes featuring artist interviews and track by track information.

“this collection underscores the real romance of machines”
NY Times Pick of 2012. **** “Thrilling foray into forwardthinking post-punk electronica” Mojo

KEY POINTS
– Much anticipated follow-up to acclaimed first volume from 2012
– Equally strong album with classics alongside over 10 previously unreissued rarities
– Package design and graphics by Trevor Jackson on all physical formats
– Physical formats feature extensive sleeve notes, interviews and track info
– Another essential addition to Strut’s post-punk / new wave catalogue alongside Disco Not Disco, Fac. Dance, Mutazione and more such as The Knife, Factory Floor, Gesaffelstein, COMEME, DFA & L.I.E.S.

FOR FANS OF
Nitzer Ebb, early Mute, Front 242, Disco Not Disco, Factory Records, Public Image Ltd, DFA, Warp Records, On-U-Sound, Martin Hannett, krautrock, Can, ESG, ZTT

VINYL
A1. Logic System – Unit 4.54
A2. Psyche – The Saint Became A Lush 6.25
A3. Skinny Puppy – Deadlines (400 Blows Remix) 5.52

B1. Visage – Der Amboss (Instrumental) 4.14
B2. Material – Secret Life 5.45
B3. Rene Bandaly Family – Tanki Tanki (Rabih Beaini Edit) 7.44

C1 Ministry – Over The Shoulder (12“ Version) 6.46
C2 Mile High Club – Walking Backwards 6.31
C3 Chbb – Ima Iki-Mashoo 2.19
C4 Esplendor Geometrico – Necrosis En La Poya 4.02

D1. Visa Versa – Riot Squad 1.39
D2. Crash Course In Science – Jump Over Barrels 3.30
D3. Plus Instruments – Vom Ertrunkenen MÄDchen 3.24
D4. Haruono Hosono – Platonic 4.25
D5. Front 242 – Body 2 Body (2 Trax) 3.39

CD1
1. Tuxedomoon – 59 To 1
2. Logic System – Unit
3. Psyche – The Saint Became A Lush
4. Skinny Puppy – Deadlines (400 Blows Remix)
5. Propaganda – (The Echo Of) Frozen Faces
6. Visage – Der Amboss (Instrumental)
7. Rusty Egan – The Twilight Zone (Trevor Jackson Edit)
8. Material – Secret Life
9. Rene Bandaly Family – Tanki Tanki (Rabih Beaini Edit)
10. Experimental Products – Work That Beat
11. Crash Course In Science – Jump Over Barrels
12. Liaisons Dangereuses – Etre Assis Ou Danset
13. Esplendor Geometrico – Necrosis En La Poya

CD2
1. Ministry – Over The Shoulder (12“ Version)
2. Test Dept – The Unacceptable Face Of Freedom: Face 3
3. Mile High Club – Walking Backwards
4. Chbb – Ima Iki-Mashoo
5. Front 242 – Body 2 Body (2Trax)
6. Visa Versa – Riot Squad
7. Chris & Cosey – Driving Blind
8. Doris Norton – Personal Computer
9. Plus Instruments – Vom Ertrunkenen MÄDchen
10. Conrad Schnitzler – Das Tier
11. Neon – Lobotomy
12. Arthur Brown And Craig Leon – The Conversation
13. Haruomi Hosono – Platonic
14. Godley & Creme – Babies

www.strut-records.com Available from 29.09.2017

Masta Ace – MA DOOM: Son Of Yvonne (Fat Beats)
Monday, July 16th, 2012 | Tags: , , ,
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Following the success of two collaborative releases, Masta Ace joins forces with the metal faced MF Doom for “Son Of Yvonne.”

CD FB5157-2
Release: 13-07-12
Masta Ace’s latest solo work with MF Doom is coming this summer
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Following the success of two collaborative releases (EMC “The Show” / 2008 and Ace & Edo G “Arts & Entertainment” / 2009), Masta Ace joins forces with the metal faced MF Doom for Son Of Yvonne, a highly personal concept album that celebrates the life and legacy of Ace’s recently departed Mother. Like his 2004 […]

Mono/Poly & Alyss – Union
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Mono/Poly & Alyss – Union

Image: 1612101 In defying the laws of tradition, Los Angeles based music sound designer
Mono/Poly (born Charles E. Dickerson) has managed to outstrip the
logics of multi-genre producing. Known for his distinct madness of face
melting bass, paired with his dreamy astral soundscapes of glitch-based
hip-hop, Mono/Poly has proved himself to be a natural phenomenon.
The new six-song self-released “Union” EP produced by Mono/Poly and
featuring stunning soulful UK vocalist Alyss includes the awe-inspiring
singles ‘Footprints’, ‘Violet Ray’ & ‘Golden Light’, as well as the stand-out
track ‘Choices’. Out now on digital download, with instrumentals due out
in October and the limited-edition metallic gold & black colored 12” vinyl.

1. Syrius B
2. Violet Ray
3. Footprints
4. Choices
5. Voyage On
6. Golden Light

• Metallic gold & black colored 12” vinyl
• Mono/Poly released Manifestations EP on Flying Lotus’ label Brainfeeder Available from 20.10.2017

Lee Van Dowski
Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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The very name exudes style and intrigue-a country lord, perhaps, who at night throws open the manor gates to host all-night bacchanals legendary for their wine and song. And though the French-born, Geneva-based artist may not have a manor to his name, the rest isn’t far off the mark. Born Renaud Lewandowski, Lee has earned […]

MF Doom – Operation:Doomsday
Friday, October 28th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on MF Doom – Operation:Doomsday

Image: 1606605 Back again on vinyl where it belongs, MF DOOM’s 1999 classic Operation: Doomsday is now presented on a premiumgrade
LP, with audio re-mastered from the original Fondle’Em Records release, and a poster of the album cover art!
Underneath his mysterious metal mask, MF DOOM hides the cachet underground legends are made of. After KMD (his
first group)’s 1994 sophomore album Bl_ck B_st_rds was shelved by Elektra in 1994 and his blood brother Subroc (one
half of the sibling rap duo) passed away, surviving frontman Zev Love X mutated into the MC Avenger known as MF
DOOM and the Rap world is better for it. This 19-cut deep album is ridiculously dope, in a bizarro Ol’ Dirty Bastard kind
of way. Doom sounds either high or drunk on most of the tracks, his self-produced beats are gritty, and his rhyme styles
are almost indecipherable. On arguably the best track, “Rhymes Like Dimes,” Doom weaves some pointed lyrics through
his abstract wordplay, spitting ‘only in America could you find a way to earn a healthy buck / And still keep your attitude
on self-destruct.’
Who You Think I Am? features DOOM‘s crew M.onster I.sland C.zars, while on “?” he trades hot verses with former
Columbia artist Kurious Jorge. Doom’s avant-garde ghetto-rhyme philosophies take even more intentionally weird twists
on “Tick, Tick…” where he and guest MC MF Grimm’s flows warble over a rhythm track whose tempo speeds up and
slows down continually. The comic-book themed skits, will help take you deep into the mind of an MC who is as otherworldly
as they come. And in today’s bland commercial Rap universe, Operation: Doomsday’s left-of-center beats and
rhymes are the perfect remedy.

COMES BUNDLED WITH AN 18 x 24”
POSTER OF THE COVER ART SHOWN HERE

A1. The Time We Faced Doom (Skit) • A2. Doomsday
A3. Rhymes Like Dimes (feat. DJ Cucumber Slice)
A4. The Finest (feat. Tommy Gunn) • A5. Back In The Days (Skit)
B1. Go With The Flow • B2. Tick, Tick… (feat. MF Grimm)
B3. Red & Gold (feat. King Geedorah)
B4. The Hands Of Doom (Produced by DJ SubRoc)
C1. Who You Think I Am? (feat. M.I.C.)
C2. Doom, Are You Awake? (Skit) • C3. Hey!
C4. Greenbacks (feat. Megalon & King Geedorah)
C5. The M.I.C. • C6. The Mystery Of Doom (Skit)
D1. Dead Bent • D2. Gas Drawls
D3. ? (feat. Kurious Jorge) • D4. Hero vs. Villain (Epilogue) Available from 21.10.2016

MF Doom – Operation:Doomsday
Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on MF Doom – Operation:Doomsday

Image: 1606392 MF91 & MF92 are sold out! Back again on vinyl where it belongs, MF DOOM’s 1999 classic Operation: Doomsday is now presented on a premiumgrade LP, with audio re-mastered from the original Fondle’Em Records release, and a poster of the album cover art!
Underneath his mysterious metal mask, MF DOOM hides the cachet underground legends are made of. After KMD (his first group)’s 1994 sophomore album Bl_ck B_st_rds was shelved by Elektra in 1994 and his blood brother Subroc (one half of the sibling rap duo) passed away, surviving frontman Zev Love X mutated into the MC Avenger known as MF DOOM and the Rap world is better for it. This 19-cut deep album is ridiculously dope, in a bizarro Ol’ Dirty Bastard kind of way. Doom sounds either high or drunk on most of the tracks, his self-produced beats are gritty, and his rhyme styles are almost indecipherable. On arguably the best track, “Rhymes Like Dimes,” Doom weaves some pointed lyrics through his abstract wordplay, spitting ‘only in America could you find a way to earn a healthy buck / And still keep your attitude on self-destruct.’
Who You Think I Am? features DOOM‘s crew M.onster I.sland C.zars, while on “?” he trades hot verses with former Columbia artist Kurious Jorge. Doom’s avant-garde ghetto-rhyme philosophies take even more intentionally weird twists on “Tick, Tick…” where he and guest MC MF Grimm’s flows warble over a rhythm track whose tempo peeds up and slows down continually. The comic-book themed skits, will help take you deep into the mind of an MC who is as otherworldly as they come. And in today’s bland commercial Rap universe, Operation: Doomsday’s left-of-center beats and rhymes are the perfect remedy.

COMES BUNDLED WITH AN 18 x 24” POSTER OF THE ORIGINAL COVER ART

A1. The Time We Faced Doom (Skit) • A2. Doomsday
A3. Rhymes Like Dimes (feat. DJ Cucumber Slice)
A4. The Finest (feat. Tommy Gunn) • A5. Back In The Days (Skit)
B1. Go With The Flow • B2. Tick, Tick… (feat. MF Grimm)
B3. Red & Gold (feat. King Geedorah)
B4. The Hands Of Doom (Produced by DJ SubRoc)
C1. Who You Think I Am? (feat. M.I.C.)
C2. Doom, Are You Awake? (Skit) • C3. Hey!
C4. Greenbacks (feat. Megalon & King Geedorah)
C5. The M.I.C. • C6. The Mystery Of Doom (Skit)
D1. Dead Bent • D2. Gas Drawls
D3. ? (feat. Kurious Jorge) • D4. Hero vs. Villain (Epilogue) Available from 07.10.2016

MF Doom – Operation:Doomsday
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on MF Doom – Operation:Doomsday

Image: 1605114 Back again on vinyl where it belongs, MF DOOM’s 1999 classic Operation: Doomsday is now presented on a premium-grade split-colored
LP, with audio re-mastered from the original Fondle’Em Records release, and a poster of the album cover art!
Underneath his mysterious metal mask, MF DOOM hides the cachet underground legends are made of. After KMD (his first group)’s 1994 sophomore album Bl_ck B_st_rds was shelved by Elektra in 1994 and his blood brother Subroc (one half of the sibling rap duo) passed away, surviving frontman Zev Love X mutated into the MC Avenger known as MF DOOM and the Rap world is better for it. This 19-cut deep
album is ridiculously dope, in a bizarro Ol’ Dirty Bastard kind of way. Doom sounds either high or drunk on most of the tracks, his self-produced beats are gritty, and his rhyme styles are almost indecipherable. On arguably the best track, “Rhymes Like Dimes,” Doom weaves some pointed lyrics through his abstract wordplay, spitting ‘only in America could you find a way to earn a healthy buck / And still keep your attitude on self-destruct.’ Who You Think I Am? features DOOM‘s crew M.onster I.sland C.zars, while on “?” he trades hot verses with former Columbia artist Kurious Jorge. Doom’s avant-garde ghetto-rhyme philosophies take even more intentionally weird twists on “Tick, Tick…” where he and guest MC MF Grimm’s flows warble over a rhythm track whose tempo speeds up and slows down continually. The comic-book themed skits, will help take
you deep into the mind of an MC who is as otherworldly as they come. And in today’s bland commercial Rap universe, Operation: Doomsday’s left-of-center beats and rhymes are the perfect remedy.

SPLIT BLACK & RED VINYL
PRESSING LIMITED TO 1000
COMES BUNDLED WITH AN 18 x 24”
POSTER OF THE ORIGINAL COVER ART

A1. The Time We Faced Doom (Skit) • A2. Doomsday
A3. Rhymes Like Dimes (feat. DJ Cucumber Slice)
A4. The Finest (feat. Tommy Gunn) • A5. Back In The Days (Skit)
B1. Go With The Flow • B2. Tick, Tick… (feat. MF Grimm)
B3. Red & Gold (feat. King Geedorah)
B4. The Hands Of Doom (Produced by DJ SubRoc)
C1. Who You Think I Am? (feat. M.I.C.)
C2. Doom, Are You Awake? (Skit) • C3. Hey!
C4. Greenbacks (feat. Megalon & King Geedorah)
C5. The M.I.C. • C6. The Mystery Of Doom (Skit)
D1. Dead Bent • D2. Gas Drawls
D3. ? (feat. Kurious Jorge) • D4. Hero vs. Villain (Epilogue) Available from 19.08.2016

MF DOOM – Live From Planet X
Friday, April 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on MF DOOM – Live From Planet X

Image: 1603767 Experience the exceedingly rare genius of an MF DOOM live
performance with these exclusive “straight from the soundboard”
audio recordings. Broadcasting from an undisclosed location, this
limited-edition vinyl pressing of “Live From Planet X” offers fans a
chance to own the most comprehensive glance into Doom’s lengthy
career available.
Debuting under the alias Zev Love X, DOOM first graced the world
of hip-hop on the 3rd Bass single “The Gas Face.” A couple years
later Zev re-emerged alongside his younger brother DJ Subroc, in
New York’s legendary KMD. The group’s first album Mr. Hood was
released in 1991 on Elektra Records but KMD was quickly dropped
from the record label when, in the wake of Subroc being killed by a
car, they returned in ‘93 with an unflinching attitude and an album
titled “Bl_ck B_st_rds”. Deeply affected by his brother’s tragic death,
while also carrying a grudge against the industry that screwed him,
Zev disappeared from the rap scene for five years. It wasn’t until
1999, that Zev suddenly reemerged, face masked, as MF DOOM
with his 1999 solo debut and underground classic “Operation:
Doomsday”.
Since then DOOM has completely reinvented the indie-rap landscape
with a string of offbeat projects under an array of monikers: Metal
Fingers, Viktor Vaughn, King Geedorah, Monsta Island Czars,
Madvillain, DangerDOOM, NehruivanDOOM, and more. “Live From
Planet X” includes over 50 minutes of live recordings spanning
Operation Doomsday, Madvillain, MM…Food?, and more.

• MF DOOM is one of the top-selling independent artists in hiphop history, but his life remains shrouded in mystery, and live performances are increasingly rare.
• “Live From Planet X” is a historic document: a fullly-realized, vibrant, engaging live stage performance from this enigmatic genius, captured in pristine audio at an important moment in his career.
• This is the first DOOM live record to ever be available on vinyl

Tracklisting
1. Change The Beat
2. Name Dropping
3. Greenbacks
4. Go With The Drawls
5. Gas Flows
6. Operation Doomsday
7. Hey!
8. Accordian
9. Great Day
10. Rhymes Like Dimes
11. I Hear Voices
12. My Favorite Ladies
13. One Beer
14. Fine Print Available from 20.05.2016

MF DOOM – Live From Planet X
Friday, April 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on MF DOOM – Live From Planet X

Image: 1603767 Experience the exceedingly rare genius of an MF DOOM live
performance with these exclusive “straight from the soundboard”
audio recordings. Broadcasting from an undisclosed location, this
limited-edition vinyl pressing of “Live From Planet X” offers fans a
chance to own the most comprehensive glance into Doom’s lengthy
career available.
Debuting under the alias Zev Love X, DOOM first graced the world
of hip-hop on the 3rd Bass single “The Gas Face.” A couple years
later Zev re-emerged alongside his younger brother DJ Subroc, in
New York’s legendary KMD. The group’s first album Mr. Hood was
released in 1991 on Elektra Records but KMD was quickly dropped
from the record label when, in the wake of Subroc being killed by a
car, they returned in ‘93 with an unflinching attitude and an album
titled “Bl_ck B_st_rds”. Deeply affected by his brother’s tragic death,
while also carrying a grudge against the industry that screwed him,
Zev disappeared from the rap scene for five years. It wasn’t until
1999, that Zev suddenly reemerged, face masked, as MF DOOM
with his 1999 solo debut and underground classic “Operation:
Doomsday”.
Since then DOOM has completely reinvented the indie-rap landscape
with a string of offbeat projects under an array of monikers: Metal
Fingers, Viktor Vaughn, King Geedorah, Monsta Island Czars,
Madvillain, DangerDOOM, NehruivanDOOM, and more. “Live From
Planet X” includes over 50 minutes of live recordings spanning
Operation Doomsday, Madvillain, MM…Food?, and more.

• MF DOOM is one of the top-selling independent artists in hiphop history, but his life remains shrouded in mystery, and live performances are increasingly rare.
• “Live From Planet X” is a historic document: a fullly-realized, vibrant, engaging live stage performance from this enigmatic genius, captured in pristine audio at an important moment in his career.
• This is the first DOOM live record to ever be available on vinyl

Tracklisting
1. Change The Beat
2. Name Dropping
3. Greenbacks
4. Go With The Drawls
5. Gas Flows
6. Operation Doomsday
7. Hey!
8. Accordian
9. Great Day
10. Rhymes Like Dimes
11. I Hear Voices
12. My Favorite Ladies
13. One Beer
14. Fine Print Available from 20.05.2016

El Michels Affair – 4th Chamber/Snakes (ft. Lee Fields)
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on El Michels Affair – 4th Chamber/Snakes (ft. Lee Fields)

Big Crown Records is proud to present the first single from El Michels Affair’s forthcomingFull length Return To The 37th Chamber.The wait is over, El Michels Affair is back with the follow up to 2009’s underground cult classicEnter the 37th Chamber. …

Mitarbeiter-Charts 2015
Friday, December 18th, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Das Jahr 2015 neigt sich dem Ende entgegen. Aus diesem Grund haben wir wieder einige der Mitarbeiter von Groove Attack, Rough Trade Distribution und GoodToGo befragt, was ihre ganz persönlichen Highlights aus Musik & Film der vergangenen zwölf Monate waren. Nachfolgend sind ihre Antworten aufgelistet. Gleichzeitig möchten wir die Gelegenheit nutzen und uns bei allen […]

Fler
Monday, November 30th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
Posted in Features, Magazine | Comments Off on Fler

Das erste Mal trat der Berliner Bad Boy 2002 in Erscheinung, und bis heute ist er ein fester Bestandteil der Rap-Industrie in Deutschland! Fler aka Frank White kann auf eine Karriere zurückblicken, die mehr als nur Echo- und Comet-Nominierungen, 11 Top 10-Alben und Goldene Schallplatten vorzuweisen hat. Er hat es geschafft das Genre Gangster-Rap in […]

Nach über 13 Jahren Rap-Karriere bringt Fler eine Werkschau mit unveröffentlichten Tracks heraus
Monday, November 23rd, 2015 | Tags: , ,
Posted in Magazine, News | Comments Off on Nach über 13 Jahren Rap-Karriere bringt Fler eine Werkschau mit unveröffentlichten Tracks heraus

Das erste Mal trat der Berliner Bad Boy 2002 in Erscheinung, und bis heute ist er ein fester Bestandteil der Rap-Industrie in Deutschland! Fler aka Frank White kann auf eine Karriere zurückblicken, die mehr als nur Echo- und Comet-Nominierungen, 11 Top 10-Alben und Goldene Schallplatten vorzuweisen hat. Er hat es geschafft das Genre Gangster-Rap in […]

Cr7z
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
Posted in Artists, Magazine | Comments Off on Cr7z

Wir schreiben das Jahr 1998, als Cr7z inspiriert vom “The Swarm”-Album der Wu Tang Killa Bees seinen ersten – damals noch englischsprachigen – Text schreibt. Sein gewecktes Interesse für das Verfassen von Raps schwappt schnell auf Deutschrap über; er beginnt sich diverse Rap-Artists einzuverleiben und im Stillen an seinen deutschen Lyrics zu feilen. Mit 15 […]

Misanthrop – Collapse EP
Friday, September 25th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Misanthrop – Collapse EP

Image: 1599751 Misanthrop isn’t just about the music, twelve years the producer has spent on the audio and video components of his artistic vision. Taking inspiration from the world’s murkiest corners (which translates through a conundrum of rolling, methodical progression and unapologetic beat patterns) the Hamburg based producer has become infamous.

Combining every aspect of his wide ranging digital skills, his latest ‘Collapse EP’, due to be released on internationally renowned Ram Records, presents you with a multi-platform shock to the senses.

‘Collapse’ begins on a note that’s carried throughout the entire EP. Nastily slick, propelled forward on distorted bass and sliced up metallic hi-hats, it’s diced up by imposing sample snippets, a hulking stack of technicality. A full-frontal opener, don’t expect the following three tracks not to follow its precedent.

Up next is ‘Fragment’, a precarious, angry yet convoluted track that proves Misanthrop’s refusal to take a conventional approach. Filtering through and following the ambush dynamic, stocky reverb pulls you down a shoot of clanking, industrial production that only momentarily allows you to fully absorb its driving force.

‘Rotor’ and ‘Attack’ roll out in quick procession, each providing an even deeper exploration into Misanthrop’s vast production repertoire. Whilst ‘Rotor’, having lined sets over the past twelve months, spins underneath layers of snapping percussion, pulsating subs and blaring kick drum, ‘Attack’ takes a different approach. In your face, obtrusive yet able to lead you onto any dancefloor, it flicks through a higher frequency whilst being underpinned by pumping drum patterns and eventually flipped with a subliminal vocal snippet.

So, making a guest appearance on the Ram imprint, it’s time to immerse yourself in the darkly stooped world of Misanthrop. And if there’s one record to get you ready for a weekend of drum & bass, this is certainly it.

TRACKLISTING:

1. Collapse
2. Fragment
3. Rotor
4. Attack Available from 30.10.2015

Last Exit – Iron Path
Friday, July 10th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Last Exit – Iron Path

Image: 1597515 ESP present the first and only ever album Iron Path from supergroup Last Exit.

Personnel: Sonny Sharrock, guitar, Peter Brötzmann, saxophone, Bill Laswell, bass, Ronald Shannon Jackson, drums 
 
Overview: All-star quartet Last Exit garnered its reputation with a string of unrelentingly forceful concert recordings in 
which it pushed the energy style of free jazz to its limits. When the group went into the studio for the only, though, a 
very different sort of album resulted—very different not only from all their other output, but even from anything else 
ever heard from anyone at that time. Because of that, when it was released in 1988, some fans and critics didn’t know 
what to make of it. This was, in a way, understandable, because Iron Path was so far ahead of its time that perhaps only 
now, over a quarter of a century later, is there an audience prepared for this album’s pioneering hybrid of abstract 
heavy metal, unsettling ambient music, and free improvisation. Back in 1988, “Darkwave” hadn’t yet been conceived, 
much less named and niched. 
   The brutal sonic assault of Last Exit’s live albums is not banished, it lurks below the surface on Iron Path, sometimes 
allowed to break through for a moment of stark contrast. But the unremitting density of texture heard in the quartet’s 
shows is stripped back in favor of more subtle and varied textures, sculpting an atmosphere of moody brooding and 
sinister suspense. And, of course, the studio also allowed for far greater sonic clarity, putting these virtuoso players in a 
setting that shows off their masterful command of myriad timbres. 
   In a world that has since become accustomed to hearing Earth, Pelican, Blut Aus Nord, Aphex Twin’s Ambient Works 
sets, and Oöphoi, and artists such as Whote who explore the overlap between them, Iron Path can finally get its due, 
and an audience schooled to appreciate what it offers. 
 
Press Quotes: “Iron Path introduces a less frantic direction, with more value placed on the space between notes. The 
compositions impose a thin veneer of structure: the recurring slide-guitar phrase in ‘Devil’s Rain,’ the Oriental motif of 
the title track. Some of the more textured pieces at times suggest King Crimson at its most venturesome, while ‘Prayer’ 
employs a majestic Sharrock riff for Jackson to scurry under, and ‘Cut and Run’ hints at surf-metal.” – Greg Kot, Trouser 
Press 
“Using the studio to their advantage, Last Exit explores sonic texture on ‘Prayer’ and ‘The Fire Drum,’ but never loses 
sight of the power and energy that makes their live recordings so memorable. If you were to have one Last Exit 
recording, this might well be the one.” – John Dougan, All Music Guide 
“In ‘Sand Dancer,’ Sharrock, the most seismic axmonster on earth…makes your head spin in hirsute swirls. ‘Eye for 
an Eye’ is where Piggy from Voivod goes to church in dimension Hatross and the congregation’s all mammoths 
with their fat butts stuck in the pews. They’re getting their wool shaved off, Sonny’s making wild electronic noise 
as if he’s vacuuming up fur left over from the last Ice Age. The album ends with the drummer repeatedly booting 
you in the teeth with steel-tipped construction-worker shoes. This is ‘jazz,’ by the way.” – Chuck Eddy, Stairway to 
Hell: The 500 Best Heavy Metal Albums in the Universe 

Track Listing: 
01. Prayer      4:37 
02. Iron Path      3:28 
03. The Black Bat    4:33 
04. Marked for Death    2:20 
05. The Fire Drum    4:19 
06. Detonator      3:47 
07. Sand Dancer    1:55 
08. Cut and Run     2:30 
09. Eye for an Eye    4:54 
10. Devil’s Rain      4:13 
  Available from 11.03.2016

Last Exit – Iron Path (Deluxe Edition)
Friday, July 10th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Last Exit – Iron Path (Deluxe Edition)

Image: 1597516 ESP present the first and only ever album Iron Path from supergroup Last Exit.

Personnel: Sonny Sharrock, guitar, Peter Brötzmann, saxophone, Bill Laswell, bass, Ronald Shannon Jackson, drums 
 
Overview: All-star quartet Last Exit garnered its reputation with a string of unrelentingly forceful concert recordings in 
which it pushed the energy style of free jazz to its limits. When the group went into the studio for the only, though, a 
very different sort of album resulted—very different not only from all their other output, but even from anything else 
ever heard from anyone at that time. Because of that, when it was released in 1988, some fans and critics didn’t know 
what to make of it. This was, in a way, understandable, because Iron Path was so far ahead of its time that perhaps only 
now, over a quarter of a century later, is there an audience prepared for this album’s pioneering hybrid of abstract 
heavy metal, unsettling ambient music, and free improvisation. Back in 1988, “Darkwave” hadn’t yet been conceived, 
much less named and niched. 
   The brutal sonic assault of Last Exit’s live albums is not banished, it lurks below the surface on Iron Path, sometimes 
allowed to break through for a moment of stark contrast. But the unremitting density of texture heard in the quartet’s 
shows is stripped back in favor of more subtle and varied textures, sculpting an atmosphere of moody brooding and 
sinister suspense. And, of course, the studio also allowed for far greater sonic clarity, putting these virtuoso players in a 
setting that shows off their masterful command of myriad timbres. 
   In a world that has since become accustomed to hearing Earth, Pelican, Blut Aus Nord, Aphex Twin’s Ambient Works 
sets, and Oöphoi, and artists such as Whote who explore the overlap between them, Iron Path can finally get its due, 
and an audience schooled to appreciate what it offers. 
 
Press Quotes: “Iron Path introduces a less frantic direction, with more value placed on the space between notes. The 
compositions impose a thin veneer of structure: the recurring slide-guitar phrase in ‘Devil’s Rain,’ the Oriental motif of 
the title track. Some of the more textured pieces at times suggest King Crimson at its most venturesome, while ‘Prayer’ 
employs a majestic Sharrock riff for Jackson to scurry under, and ‘Cut and Run’ hints at surf-metal.” – Greg Kot, Trouser 
Press 
“Using the studio to their advantage, Last Exit explores sonic texture on ‘Prayer’ and ‘The Fire Drum,’ but never loses 
sight of the power and energy that makes their live recordings so memorable. If you were to have one Last Exit 
recording, this might well be the one.” – John Dougan, All Music Guide 
“In ‘Sand Dancer,’ Sharrock, the most seismic axmonster on earth…makes your head spin in hirsute swirls. ‘Eye for 
an Eye’ is where Piggy from Voivod goes to church in dimension Hatross and the congregation’s all mammoths 
with their fat butts stuck in the pews. They’re getting their wool shaved off, Sonny’s making wild electronic noise 
as if he’s vacuuming up fur left over from the last Ice Age. The album ends with the drummer repeatedly booting 
you in the teeth with steel-tipped construction-worker shoes. This is ‘jazz,’ by the way.” – Chuck Eddy, Stairway to 
Hell: The 500 Best Heavy Metal Albums in the Universe 

Track Listing: 
01. Prayer      4:37 
02. Iron Path      3:28 
03. The Black Bat    4:33 
04. Marked for Death    2:20 
05. The Fire Drum    4:19 
06. Detonator      3:47 
07. Sand Dancer    1:55 
08. Cut and Run     2:30 
09. Eye for an Eye    4:54 
10. Devil’s Rain      4:13 
  Available from 11.03.2016

Last Exit – Iron Path
Friday, May 29th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Last Exit – Iron Path

Image: 1597517 ESP present the first and only ever album Iron Path from supergroup Last Exit.

Personnel: Sonny Sharrock, guitar, Peter Brötzmann, saxophone, Bill Laswell, bass, Ronald Shannon Jackson, drums 
 
Overview: All-star quartet Last Exit garnered its reputation with a string of unrelentingly forceful concert recordings in 
which it pushed the energy style of free jazz to its limits. When the group went into the studio for the only, though, a 
very different sort of album resulted—very different not only from all their other output, but even from anything else 
ever heard from anyone at that time. Because of that, when it was released in 1988, some fans and critics didn’t know 
what to make of it. This was, in a way, understandable, because Iron Path was so far ahead of its time that perhaps only 
now, over a quarter of a century later, is there an audience prepared for this album’s pioneering hybrid of abstract 
heavy metal, unsettling ambient music, and free improvisation. Back in 1988, “Darkwave” hadn’t yet been conceived, 
much less named and niched. 
   The brutal sonic assault of Last Exit’s live albums is not banished, it lurks below the surface on Iron Path, sometimes 
allowed to break through for a moment of stark contrast. But the unremitting density of texture heard in the quartet’s 
shows is stripped back in favor of more subtle and varied textures, sculpting an atmosphere of moody brooding and 
sinister suspense. And, of course, the studio also allowed for far greater sonic clarity, putting these virtuoso players in a 
setting that shows off their masterful command of myriad timbres. 
   In a world that has since become accustomed to hearing Earth, Pelican, Blut Aus Nord, Aphex Twin’s Ambient Works 
sets, and Oöphoi, and artists such as Whote who explore the overlap between them, Iron Path can finally get its due, 
and an audience schooled to appreciate what it offers. 
 
Press Quotes: “Iron Path introduces a less frantic direction, with more value placed on the space between notes. The 
compositions impose a thin veneer of structure: the recurring slide-guitar phrase in ‘Devil’s Rain,’ the Oriental motif of 
the title track. Some of the more textured pieces at times suggest King Crimson at its most venturesome, while ‘Prayer’ 
employs a majestic Sharrock riff for Jackson to scurry under, and ‘Cut and Run’ hints at surf-metal.” – Greg Kot, Trouser 
Press 
“Using the studio to their advantage, Last Exit explores sonic texture on ‘Prayer’ and ‘The Fire Drum,’ but never loses 
sight of the power and energy that makes their live recordings so memorable. If you were to have one Last Exit 
recording, this might well be the one.” – John Dougan, All Music Guide 
“In ‘Sand Dancer,’ Sharrock, the most seismic axmonster on earth…makes your head spin in hirsute swirls. ‘Eye for 
an Eye’ is where Piggy from Voivod goes to church in dimension Hatross and the congregation’s all mammoths 
with their fat butts stuck in the pews. They’re getting their wool shaved off, Sonny’s making wild electronic noise 
as if he’s vacuuming up fur left over from the last Ice Age. The album ends with the drummer repeatedly booting 
you in the teeth with steel-tipped construction-worker shoes. This is ‘jazz,’ by the way.” – Chuck Eddy, Stairway to 
Hell: The 500 Best Heavy Metal Albums in the Universe 

Track Listing: 
01. Prayer      4:37 
02. Iron Path      3:28 
03. The Black Bat    4:33 
04. Marked for Death    2:20 
05. The Fire Drum    4:19 
06. Detonator      3:47 
07. Sand Dancer    1:55 
08. Cut and Run     2:30 
09. Eye for an Eye    4:54 
10. Devil’s Rain      4:13 
  Available from 21.08.2015

BOZ
Friday, February 27th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Rattos Locos Records präsentiert nach dreijähriger Schaffensphase den lang erwarteten Nachfolger von BOZs Erstlingswerk “Kopfkrieg”. “Made in Germany” ist der Titel des neuen Tonträgers des Hamburger Ausnahmetalents. Dabei ist der Name wiederum Programm, BOZ zelebriert deutschen Sprechgesang auf einem neuen technischen Level und entführt den Hörer dabei in eine komplexe Soundwelt, die präzise die verschiedenen […]

BOZ
Monday, February 16th, 2015 | Posted in Artists, Magazine | Comments Off on BOZ

Der Hamburger Rapper BOZ hört schon seit seiner frühen Jugend Rap und fühlt sich mit dieser Musik stark verbunden. Durch Einflüsse wie Wu-Tang, 2Pac, Eminem und deutsche Künstler wie Savas fing er mit siebzehn Jahren an eigene Texte zu schreiben, ohne diese jedoch aufzunehmen. Was anfangs belangloser Zeitvertreib war, wurde mit der Zeit ein konstanter […]

Das Hamburger Erfolgslabel Rattos Locos brettert mit BOZ den nächsten Rapstar auf die Bühne
Thursday, February 12th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Rattos Locos Records präsentiert nach dreijähriger Schaffensphase den lang erwarteten Nachfolger von BOZs Erstlingswerk “Kopfkrieg” (Platz 60). “Made in Germany” ist der Titel des neuen Tonträgers des Hamburger Ausnahmetalents. Dabei ist der Name wiederum Programm, BOZ zelebriert deutschen Sprechgesang auf einem neuen technischen Level und entführt den Hörer dabei in eine komplexe Soundwelt, die präzise […]

BOZ – Made In Germany (Premium)
Thursday, February 5th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on BOZ – Made In Germany (Premium)

Image: 1594764 Rattos Locos Records präsentiert nach dreijähriger Schaffensphase den lang erwarteten Nachfolger von BOZs Erstlingswerk “Kopfkrieg” (Platz 60). “Made in Germany” ist der Titel des neuen 18 Track (+ 3 Bonustracks) starken Tonträgers des Hamburger Ausnahmetalents. Dabei ist der Name wiederum Programm, BOZ zelebriert deutschen Sprechgesang auf einem neuen technischen Level und entführt den Hörer dabei in eine komplexe Soundwelt, die präzise die verschiedenen Facetten des Raps Made in Germany darstellt. Dabei erwarten den Hörer tiefgründige Tracks wie “Kalte Welt”, Actionreiche Banger wie “Totalschaden” oder “Django Unchained”, bis hin zu Songs wie “Nur Musik” oder dem Titeltrack mit Gesangsparts von Mehrzad Marashi. Weitere Gastparts steuerten Joka & Motrip, sein Bruder”Reeperbahn Kareem”, Chissmann, sowie seine Labelkollegen Nate57 & Telly Tellz bei. Produktionen wurden von Yoshimixu, El Fatone, CJ Toxic und Oul Wiright beigesteuert, der sich auch als Executive Producer verantwortlich gezeigt hat. Available from 27.02.2015

Xtrah – No Good / Directive (feat. Mikal)
Monday, June 9th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Xtrah – No Good / Directive (feat. Mikal)

Image: 1589292 Metalheadz platinum is back with a debut from drum n bass finest newcomer Xtrah with tracks ‘No Good’ and ‘Directive’ alongside Headz crew member and co-conspirator Mikal.

No Good :

‘No Good’ sees Xtrah fusing his musical leanings with his technical prowess. The intro is awash with atmosphere and much scene setting, eventually giving way to the vocal refrain that sums up the vibe of the track very well- Its about the dark nature of beauty and everything this entails. The track concerns itself with dark atmospheres and soulful tones, showing an unseen maturity to Xtrah’s production.

Directive (feat Mikal) :

Very much a clash between Mikal and Xtrah, it’s a bass workout that you would expect from there pair. The stepping drums are accented by drum and percussion fills adding to the uncompromising nature of the track, basses snake and contort around the drums encouraging one to screwface whilst eerie FX and strings add an element of mystery to proceedings. Available from 19.05.2014

Various – Platinum Breakz Vol.4 (4xLP)
Sunday, May 25th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Platinum Breakz Vol.4 (4xLP)

Image: 1588495 The wait is over- Platinum Breakz 4 is here. Perhaps one of the most revered album series in drum & bass is back with a vengeance, and some are saying it maybe the best yet.

4 piece vinyl in widespine sleeve package.

a) Om Unit- Timelines
Newcomer to Headz but no newcomer to the craft Om Unit has in one way found his way back home as a student of early Metalheadz and then making his name within other genres. Timelines is a B-boy anthem breaks, subs and bongos. Om Unit’s contributions to Headz have been very stand-out, just check the way Timelines moves from B-boy breaks anthem to into dub soundsystem shaker- which indeed was a timeline for our very genre.

b) Dub Phizix and Skeptical- Deeper Love
One of the more musical outing from 170s new shining lights was always destined to be on Headz, the intro is as forlorn as it beautiful, Skeptical’s drums are bring light to the heartbreak with Dub Phizix bass driving things forward, this one will be remembered for some time to come.

c) Calibre- Archive
It’s hard to believe this is the debut track by Calibre on Metalheadz, and it’s already a firm dancefloor favourite thanks to its kipping drums and variants in bass. The drums have the unmistakeable Calibre air to them, the air that grabs you by the hips and demands you move and paired with the aforementioned screwface bass, it really is a foregone conclusion that you going to move.

d) Scar- When
The newly formed pairing of Script and Survival come with When- A grotty work out in contorted bass and subs, gut wrenching to say the least with skittering hats and percussion moving things along with an unmatched pace.

e) Ivy Lab & Hydro – Make it Clear (Feat. Frank Carter III & Lucy Annika)
If you weren’t already aware Ivy Lab are a very talented trio consisting of Sabre, Stray and Halogenix and this time they bought some friends along for the ride. Make it clear is a slice of soul the really resonates with the listener, the duet of Mr Carter and Miss Annika trades phrases all the while underpinned by gentle pianos, a lovely effort indeed.

f) Ulterior Motive (Ft Will Manning) – Gods Neighbours
The most emotive Ulterior Motive track up this point, the duo continue to bring their unique palette of colour to Headz. The intro features the work of Will Manning, a friend of the pair who plays violin and sets the tone for something very dramatic whilst painting brushstrokes against the blank canvas. Listen from start to finish to really understand the battle between good and evil encapsulated within the song.

g) Lenzman & FD- Joanie’s Theme
Driving dancefloor soul from Lenzman and FD, percussive elements really make these drums stand out, tight mid-range is controlled by the pair and really makes this a peak time dancefloor track given personality by the vocal used.

h) Digital & Spirit- Creeper
After a brief hiatus one of the most feared twosomes in drum n bass are back again and as menacing as usual. Creeper drives with unmistakeable force across its 5 or so minutes. The effervescent trademarks are all still present and correct and it’s like they never left. Phantom Audio forever.
Available from 05.05.2014

The wait is over – Platinum Breakz Vol. 4 is here!
Monday, April 28th, 2014 | Tags: ,
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The wait is over – Platinum Breakz Vol.4 is here. Perhaps one of the most revered album series in drum & bass is back with a vengeance, and some are saying it maybe the best yet. Metalheadz is back to full strength and the roster is stronger than ever, album projects are the order of […]

Mikal – IMMATERIAL EP
Sunday, February 9th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Mikal – IMMATERIAL EP

Image: 1586268 Mikal & Break- Status Low : The EP opens with the step out monster ‘Status Low’ a South country collab between co- conspirators Mikal and Break, It’s a DJ tool that stops for no one. The breakdown rolls through with drums and FX and then delves into even lower bass territory. It’s a classic Mikal & Break affair- steam train, screw face and stepping.

Mikal- Killa Soundboy : The second of four tracks on the EP is Mikal’s contribution to the long lineage of d&b dancehall crossovers, of course with his menacing subterranean outlook firmly stamped on proceedings. Minimal in execution and maximal in impact the track brings introduces the element variety to a very strong EP.

Mikal- Immaterial : A strong nod to 4Hero and Reinforced jungle on this one. Soulful elements really drive this track forward and it becomes clear that this more than just a tribute a certain era, this was obviously a sound Mikal grew up with and his input into this style is more than progressive. The track is a shade of light brought to the table.

Mikal & Nymfo- Clear : The second collaborative track on the EP and this time it’s a cross European affair between the UK and Holland. Mikal and Nymfo bring us Clear- a roll out track in its truest form. As you would expect it’s a bass led affair that comes into its own via the tracks evolution- midrange, sub low and a chopped breakbeat make for classic Headz material.
4 essential dancefloor tracks from Metalheadz & Mikal! Available from 20.01.2014

Mykestro (Ft.Kendrick Lamar) – Set Precedent Remix EP
Friday, January 10th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Mykestro (Ft.Kendrick Lamar) – Set Precedent Remix EP

Image: 1586156 Despite the tough odds, one artist in particular has managed to rise above the current repetitive musical climate and shed light on true talent with his mixture of intricate wordplay, real life-subject matter and an appreciation for music as an art form.

Mykestro, the younger brother of producer-extraordinaire DJ Battlecat, is ready to bring his brand of “reality raps” to the forefront. Born and raised throughout Los Angeles’ various inner city neighborhoods, Mykestro not only faced the everyday challenges of violence and adversity as a man, but also had to overcome being a rapper that didn’t fit into the stereotypical lowriders & bandanas persona associated with the West Coast. His determination to succeed musically while staying true to his own style has led to a reputation as being one of the most lyrical artists to ever come from Los Angeles.

The acclaim he’s received from the release of his 2005 Mix tape “Quality Over Quantity,” along with a 12” single released on ABB Records and a host of features and shows has made the 26-year-old one of the West Coast’s most potent up and coming threats. Notable for holding his own alongside any artist, he is well respected by both new and veteran artists alike and his skill as an MC is always the topic of discussion in every article or conversation he’s mentioned in.

Key Sellinh Points:
-The song features Los Angeles based rapper Mykestro, who is also brothers with legendary producer Battlecat.
-The song features acclaimed Los Angeles based rapper Kendrick Lamar.
-The remix EP features 4 exclusive remixes from Georgia Anne Muldrow + instrumentals.

PRESSED ON GOLD VINYL & HOUSED IN A METALLIC GOLD INK LETTERED JACKET

SIDE ONE
1. Set Precedent (LA Gee-Mix)
2. Set Precedent (Las Vegas Gee-Mix)
3. Set Precedent (Oakland Gee-Mix)
4. Set Precedent (Detroit Gee-Mix)
SIDE TWO
1. Set Precedent (LA Gee-Mix Instrumental)
2. Set Precedent (Las Vegas Gee-Mix Instrumental)
3. Set Precedent (Oakland Gee-Mix Instrumental)
4. Set Precedent (Detroit Gee-Mix Instrumental) Available from 20.12.2013

Vinnie Paz – Carry On Tradition
Friday, December 20th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Vinnie Paz – Carry On Tradition

Image: 1585972 Vinnie Paz (Jedi Mind Tricks, Army of Pharaohs, Heavy Metal Kings) is back with his third solo release, follow up to “God of the Serengeti”. Features & productions by Scarface, Mobb Deep, DJ Premier, Immortal Technique, La Coka Nostra, Psycho LES, R.A. The Rugged Man, etc. Available from 29.11.2013

Mind Vortex – Catapult / Gravity
Thursday, October 17th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Mind Vortex – Catapult / Gravity

Image: 1584650 Mind Vortex return… And they’re packing some serious heat. Following the huge success of ‘Alive’ and ‘Arc’ earlier this year, here we find the duo presenting two of their most demonstratively dark, powerhouse pieces to date. Prepare to be blown away…

‘Gravity’ is built up around a sharp, spiky riff that punches its way up and down the scale. Icy, hair-raising and galvanised with a genuine sense of urgency and danger, you can file this one under “concentrated undiluted dancefloor business”.

Driven by heavyweight kicks and an obese bass groove, there’s no escaping its natural forces. Just like gravity itself. Trust us: Newton would be pulling some serious bass faces if he knew his theory had influenced this tearing slab of audio attitude.

From attitude to altitude, ‘Catapult’ flings you into outer space the second you hear its purring metallic intro while snippets of vocals tease and please throughout. Then, without any warning whatsoever, an enormous synth riff ignites. Sawing through the mix with the power of an industrial timber mill, it winds up and up and up with raw audio insanity.

Dropping into the duo’s most intense, muscular bass riffs to date, ‘Catapult’ is nagging, hooky and charged with the perfect amount of tech tenacity. Bona fide bass dynamite, if you’ve caught Andy C playing any time in the last few months, you’ll be well aware of its outrageous dancefloor effect. Truly massive.

Two incredible pieces of underground drum & bass, two more reasons to keep your ears locked into Mind Vortex. This really is a very special release.

A. Catapult
AA. Gravity Available from 27.09.2013

Friction
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 | Tags: , , ,
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Brighton-raised, multi-award winning Friction is a member of a truly exclusive club; he is one of the only artists who has earned his stripes through DJing alone, succeeding to become one of the pinnacle players in the game. Aside from increased studio time and A&R, it is Friction’s skills behind the turntables that first escalated […]

Submotion Orchestra are on the rise …
Monday, July 11th, 2011 | Tags: , , ,
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Leeds-based seven piece Submotion Orchestra proudly present their debut album “Finest Hour” on Exceptional Blue Records. Bewitchingly beautiful, perfectly crafted and conveying the melancholy menace of what Marvin Gaye called “Inner City Blues”, this is at once classic and utterly current. Album opener “Angel Eyes” sets the tone as warm, transporting sounds unfurl spaciously, before […]

Hospital Presents – Hospitality Drum & Bass 2011 (Hospital)
Monday, February 7th, 2011 | Tags: ,
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Bringing Hospitality firmly into 2011, the compilation provides a panoramic snapshot of drum & bass and brings you the best of Hospitality.

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Release: 04-02-11
Hospital Records presents Hospitality Drum & Bass 2011 …
Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 | Tags: ,
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With over 50 separate club night dates across the globe in 2010, Hospitality is, as Mixmag puts it quite simply “the biggest thing in drum & bass”. After the unprecedented success of the download only 2010 compilation, “Hospitality Drum & Bass 2011” brings together some of the biggest anthems of the year on CD from […]

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