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  1. MABRAK ‎- Drum Talk

    MABRAK ‎- Drum Talk

    £12.98

    Leroy Mattis' first drum was a plastic butter container. 'My mother wouldn't buy me a drum because back then the situation in Jamaica was very tense... In 1960 Jamaica was still an English colony, and the drum is a roots instrument.' Tommy McCook was living two doors down; during the first years of The Skatalites, Mattis would practise there. Learn More
  2. Djrum - Seven Lies LP (3 x CLEAR / RED VINYL REPRESS) (Pre Order : 1/2/2019)

    Djrum - Seven Lies LP (3 x CLEAR / RED VINYL REPRESS) (Pre Order : 1/2/2019)

    £31.99

    2nd Drop Records release ‘Seven Lies’, the debut album by Felix Manuel aka Djrum (pronounced “Drum”). Its sounds are inspired by the rawness of urban London, influences of Portishead, DJ Shadow and The Cinematic Orchestra, jungle, minimal techno, classic house, broken beat – all seamlessly segued with a nod to jazz vinyl and film music. Fans will recognise Djrum’s iconic tropes on ‘Seven Lies’: widescreen atmospheres, dub chords, dusty and melancholic strings, obscure film samples. But this time its spread over a bigger, more luxurious canvas that dips like an undulating terrain of sound; techno troughs, bumpy hip hop breaks, euphoric drum and bass, all filtered through the Djrum node. Felix would admit himself he is a not a prolific producer. Preferring to craft and hone, often allowing music to mutate and diverge down different paths, his tracks often top the 8-9 min marks in length. However, each track is never at risk of becoming staid or boring, quite the opposite as ideas mutate and evolve, subtle differences and nuances are evoked and explored. Inspired by the sounds of Ninja Tune’s Solid Steel radio show, Oxford born/London based Felix became involved with the free party scene and helped set up the seminal Yardcore nights in 2005. A night of wild extremes, it swept from acts as diverse as Hellfish, Andy Stott, Breakage and Various Production in one night. An aesthetic he still faithfully adheres to in his all-vinyl DJ sets, a seamless blend of techno, garage, dancehall, hip hop, old-school hardcore and jungle. Just as the dominant dubstep scene was in a painful, if fertile, transitionary period in 2010, Felix made his production debut as Djrum with 12” singles on the On the Edge and Smokin Sessions labels. This would ultimately provide him with the perfect platform for his own hybrid sound. A sound that instead of reflecting the brash energy of his DJ style, turned inwards, almost ingesting and metabolising those sounds to create an introspective and more sensitive and tactile crossbreed. The 2nd Drop label were lucky enough to pick up on his latent talent, drafting him to remix the wonderful lament ‘Explode’ by LV and Message To Bears ft Zaki Ibrahim, to widespread acclaim. In 2011 the ‘Mountains EP’ followed. A four track suite of music that captured the imagination of many: Francois K, Gilles Peterson, Craig Richards, Berlin’s highly respected T++, and featured in end of year charts across the board. The 3rd part of the ‘Mountains EP’ came the following year – as ‘Watermark’ b/w ‘The Darkest Hour is Just Before Dawn (Undercoat Pt2)’ – completing an epic body of music and setting up the realization of ‘Seven Lies’, this highly accomplished debut long player. a Djrum - Obsession b1 Djrum - Anchors (Feat. Shadowbox) b2 Djrum - Comos Los Cerdos c Djrum - Dam d Djrum - Arcana (Do I Need You) e1 Djrum - Lies (Feat. Shadowbox) e2 Djrum - Honey f1 Djrum - Arcana (Coda) f2 Djrum - Thank You Learn More
  3. Various - Dark Matter: Multiverse, 2004 - 2009 (2 x CD)

    Various - Dark Matter: Multiverse, 2004 - 2009 (2 x CD)

    £5.99

    Double CD featuring a whole bunch of now classic releases for Tectonic and all the Bristol crew.../ Disc One 01. Vex'd - Lion 02. Circuit Breaker - Phonque (October remix) 03. Moving Ninja - Witchdokta 04. Pinch & P Dutty - War Dub 05. S.N.O - Disturbance 06. Skream - Bahl Fwd 07. Joker - Stuck in the System 08. The Body Snatchers - Big Ass Mini Skirt 09. 2562 - Techno Dread 10. Joker & Ginz - Purple City 11. Pinch feat. Yolanda - Get Up (RSD remix) 12. Baobinga & ID - Tongue Riddim Disc Two 01. Vex'd - Pop Pop 02. Loefah & Skream - 28 Grams 03. Cyrus - Indian Stomp 04. Pinch - Qawwali / Brighter Day 05. Loefah - System 06. Moving Ninja - Uranium 07. October - Three Drops 08. Joker - Psychedelic Runway 09. October - Euro Dance Hit 10. Emptyset - Gate 4 11. 2562 - Unbalance 12. Emptyset - Demian Learn More
  4. Various - Great Minds 01 EP

    Various - Great Minds 01 EP

    £11.99

    The first official release on Mind On Fire Records and the first release on wax, this 8 track LP brings together eight producers currently operating out of the city and attempts to give a snapshot of the Manchester underground in 2011 whilst not being bound by BPMs or sonic bias. Limited to 500 copies, each record is individually screen printed and hand stamped for that unique feel. 1. LA77 – Cubed 2. XXXY – All Over This 3. G Kut – Dance Of The Cuttlefish 4. Neko Neko – Fast 5. Grave Architecture – Hassium 6. Woli Wols – Disillusion 7. Zoir – Power Allstars 8. Pareesa – Bahar Learn More

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