some good dubs, >>> ‘rascal recommends’

Posted on 24th July 2015 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in dub/wise,music,rascal recommended - Tags: , , ,
6BLOCC - Tribal Sound War EP 2 (Front Cover)

In The Wake Of The Dark Earth

Posted on 8th April 2015 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in affiliates,ambient/noise/drone,rascal recommended,release promo - Tags: , , ,

drowning in drone…

D A R F D H S - In The Wake Of The Dark Earth (Front Cover)
FIELD 15
30 March, 2015
Review:
Field has excelled at representing the more reflective side of electronic music, and Earth is a fitting celebration of the Dutch label’s modus operandi. The work of Swedish duo Michel Isorinne and Jonas Ronnberg, this is a swirling, immersive album. By turns eerie and mysterious – check the 12-minute long “White Sea – Black Sea” – contemplative and majestic (“. Drowned In Lake Ladoga” and “Down The River Volchov”), the album is the very antithesis of elevator ambience. Clearly, this duo’s interpretation of the term is radically different, as the reflective tones of “Offerings to Njord” and the progression from glitchy abstraction into glorious keys on “Slave Merchants In Aldeigjubdorg” so effortlessly demonstrate.


‘rascal recommends’ at junodownload

Posted on 20th March 2015 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in affiliates,dnb,dub/wise,electronica,music,rascal recommended,release promo - Tags: , ,

…time to share some more bangers >>>

NEW YORK TRANSIT AUTHORITY - Brooklyn Underground (Front Cover)
LOB 010D
4 March, 2015


Review:
Velvet tech from one of the most respected and saluted Lobster Boys on the block, NYTA lets rip with four shades of gully grey… “Brooklyn Underground” is a body popping homage with the formative electro sounds while “Dinner & Corsica” takes us right back to the acid-house warehouse-melting source. Dig deeper for a hip-teasing percussive house number “Make It Happen” and deeper again for the stunning two-step soul smoulderer “Watching” that sits somewhere between Burial and MJ Cole. Breath-taking.
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BOK BOK - Southside (remixes) (Front Cover)

Review:
After the success of the original Southside EP last year, Bok Bok has called upon his mates to rework some of the lead cuts with results that stretch across the board. Sir Spyro has some filthy bass at the forefront of his playful reworking of “Silo Pass”, while the horns get teased in the appropriate places to great effect. Vjuan Allure instead focuses on dry beats working around a UK Funky template, with only scattered effects left to fill in the gaps. Bok Bok’s own remix of “Charisma Theme” piles the tension on high with dread strings and a snappy dispersal of percussion. L-Vis 1990 gets jacking with his take on “Reminder”, leaving it to Helix to delve into a funky techno rut to conquer “Look”

 

 

oh shizza!!! check out these! >>

SERUM - Tokyo (Front Cover)
LDDR 041
13 March, 2015
Review:
Name a label who hasn’t succeumbed to Serum’s charms. You can’t, can you? Infecting the world with a special blend of charged-up basslines and hardline percussion, he manages to hit the perfect mid-way point between old fashioned skanking and on-point production values. Careful not to overcook the method, he leaves enough rough with the smooth to give off that uniquely raw dancefloor-ready sound. Each track on this EP jabs and ducks ready for a fight but its “Death Wish” that really steals the show with its dark ‘n’ filthy bass and creeped-out B-movie atmos. Get ready to get freaky


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MUNGOS HI FI - Serious Time Remixes Volume 2 (Front Cover)
SCOBNET 002
13 March, 2015
Review:
Glasgow crew Mungos get the all-direction remix treatment for the second version compendium of the year. All flavours of dancehall and soundsystem material covered as the likes of FleCK, Chopstick, Run Tingz Cru and the mighty Vadim stick their sonic oar in and get busy. Highlights include the crystalline skank shimmers of Aquarius’s take on “Jah Say Love”, the militant snare rolls and punching kicks of Vadim’s take on “Thousand Style”. Those thirsty for jungle juice should jump on Chopstick’s rattling ragga slammer “Nice It Up” and Run Tingz Cru’s cheeky, burping bass jump up jam. Get serious.


 

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WAR MACHINE - Limitless (Front Cover)
KILLAZLP 002
16 March, 2015
Review:
Billed as a new breed of genre-bending producer, War Machine has taken to deep, intricate production like it was built into his DNA. Picked up recently by Med School for his very different stylistic approach and now being given the platform to release his full length LP on Serial Killaz, he’s breaking new ground in a scene that’s rapidly outgrowing its old expectations. Exciting, fresh and above all deadly, it’s a culmination of a lifetime of hard work, gathered influences and a calm consideration of how to perfectly execute a good bassline. Check last track “Dem Bars” for some on point vocals too from new voice Talabun. Time to get excited about drum and bass again.


 

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get em in ya!

‘little rascal’

 

 

BLADERUNNER Dub Dread 5 Artist Series Vol 1

Posted on 8th December 2014 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in affiliates,dnb,music,release promo - Tags: , , , ,

This one coming ‘rascal recommended’ >>>

BLADERUNNER - Dub Dread 5 Artist Series Vol 1 (Front Cover)

‘rascal recommends’

Posted on 11th October 2014 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in affiliates,electronica,music,release promo - Tags: , , , ,

…latest ‘rascal recommends’ from junodownload:

SCUBA - Phenix 3 (Front Cover)
PNX003DS 1
6 October, 2014

Review:
The Phenix trilogy of releases from Scuba ends here with a final four-track release, and looking back over the series as a whole you might think perhaps the Hotflush boss was using it as a platform to explore his next comprehensive move. The four tracks here work in a subtle narrative arc, commencing with the restrained minimalist sound design of “Silence” before Scuba eases up the tempo across the tracks that close the A-side and open the B-side. “Nineteen Eighty” is dub techno at its most weightless, whilst “Plateau” may prove to be the most melodically enriching Scuba production in some time. The appropriately titled “Fade” brings the curtain down on Phenix in somewhat contemplative mood, leaving the question of where Paul Rose goes next…


…and this ‘rascal recommends’ this little numba too! :)

RUSHMORE - Dance Show EP (Front Cover)
HOTSHIT 010
6 October, 2014
Review:

There’s nothing subtle about the work out London-based DJ and all-round man of mystery Rushmore. This third EP – his first for DJ Haus’ Hot Haus imprint – continues in a similar vein to his first two outings for Trax Couture. That means a tough, raw blend of ghetto-tech, revivalist acid house, footwork and sub-bothering bass-house. Choose between the jacking rhythms, thunderous kick drums and Armando-ish rave stabs of “Dance Show” and “Drop Top”, a cracking, in-your-face DJ tool built around footwork style handclaps, warped sub-bass and relentless drum machine cymbals. Neither track is particularly clever, but both are most certainly big.


….and another:

Always at the top of the pecking order for apocalyptic producer-MC combos, Kode 9 and The Spaceape are back in action once again and sounding as visceral as ever. “Chasing A Beast” suggests a change in stance for the pair, with Kode 9 working a cheekily swaying groove and Spaceape delivering a slightly less baritone, mildly Americanised flow. It’s still as dark as ever, but “Devil Is A Liar” too shows a lighter, more limber approach to the finished product, not so leaden in British urban dread. The minimalism reaches a peak on “Heart” with its slithering smatterings of trap and plush chords, while Spaceape rips the human condition to shreds, and the later into the EP you go the more adventurous the tracks become. It’s a fresh approach that will keep the fans on their toes while proving this is a pair that will never rest on their laurels.

KODE9/THE SPACEAPE - Killing Season EP (Front Cover)
HYP 012
29 September, 2014


[event] Dusty Fungus & Face Invada @ Funk Club

…these Aussie bastards are smashing their iEDM across the globe…

…be sure to check them out if they are playing near you. You will get progressive and downright dirty grungy electronica, bass, glitch and more…

‘rascal recommended’

 

 

Dusty Fungus released digital EP “Toe Jam & Bum Fluff’ on LRRecords in 2011, check it out and get it here:


 

Face Invada is scheduled to release on LRRecords in 2014, so stay tuned for some dnb/future bass goodness from him. In the meantime check his soundcloud.com/faceinvada

 

‘rascal recommends’ on junodownload.

Posted on 10th June 2014 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in dub/wise,dubstep,music,reggae - Tags: , , , , ,

Some fresh ‘rascal recommendations’ from junodownload for your musical desires !


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Posted on 22nd August 2013 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in affiliates,download - Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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Juno recommends dub July 2013

Posted on 24th July 2013 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in affiliates,dub/wise,music - Tags: , ,

Whilst eagerly awaiting the next spiral sound system dub releases (soon!!). There are some awesome dub releases at Juno this month. Favourites that come rascal recommended are another mad professor album and the four track EP on foundation featuring our friend Leroy Horns and other dub collaborators.

Juno recommends dub July 2013

New releases at Juno ‘rascal recommended’

Posted on 29th April 2013 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in affiliates,dnb,dub/wise,dubstep,electronica,music,release promo - Tags: , , , ,


Good dubs here, worth checking.