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Solid Steel in association with Serato (17th June) Ivy Lab step up in Hour 2 following the release of their Fortuna EP on 20/20 LDN that features the vocal talents of Roses Gabor. Formed by producers Sabre, Stray and Halogenix, Ivy Lab are a North London collective that is part of a nascent movement of bass music refugees cross-pollinating UK sound system culture. We hear tracks from Alix Perez, Richie Brains, Sa Ra, Diemantle, Jon 1st and Max Richter. You can catch them at their launch party at Phonox, London on 20th June. They had this to say about their mix;
“Maybe a touch more energy than what we’re put together for previous Ivy lab studio mixes, and is perhaps closer to what you hear from us in our club sets these days ….but the genre pool is still quintessentially 20/20 : bassweight rowdy halftime, loose grooved lofi beats scene stuff, and jungle/footwork inspired 160 shit.”
Audio Addict Records head honcho and We Love Jungle’s ‘Best Breakthrough Producer and DJ’ DJ Hybrid s debut album Mixed Origins is a breakneck journey through jungle’s myriad of styles from its ragga beginnings, hip hop leaning old school jump-up, Peshay style jazz cut ups, Photek-esq drum funk, sweaty IDM style, effected rhythmic workouts, all the way through to ‘Pulse X’ style grime stabs, sino-grime melodics as well as the half step, genre bending styles that have peppered 2015’s release schedules.
Mr. Pinkman aka Halogenix aka Ivy Lab Member delivering a podcast for the seek sick sound series. Really nice mixup from hiphop to bass to drum and bass.
Ivy Lab return for 2015 with their most ambitious and most accomplished EP yet, spanning across the most pearlescent of D&B through to rough, rugged glitch and raw half time grooves. Adding extra freshness is man of the moment Sam Binga and Brighton based El Train, each bringing their own take on the Lab sound. A stunning collection of work presented on multiple formats including limited edition vinyl with hand-crafted packaging from the Ivy Lab boys themselves.Release date: 23rd Feb 2015 [Critical / Beatport / Spotify]
Shop Wide Release: 9th March 2015
1) Twenty Questions
Doc Scott : Future beats radio show – broadcast 05.02.2015
First Thursday of every month : time 22.00 – 00.00 GMT
Sam Binga returns to drop his debut EP for Critical Music. Inviting back the infamous Redders for vocal duties, picking up where his trail blazing single ‘AYO’ and the much loved ‘Lef Dem’ from Critical’s ‘Underground Sonics’ LP left off. A deft combination of low slung beats and bass with a nod to the jungle tradition.
Critical Music’s Hyroglifics delivers a 30 minute promo mix ahead of his Leeds debut on the 23rd January…
Skeptical will be opening the Exit Records 2015 release schedule on 19th January with a 4 track 12″ EP. Believe it or not, this is Skeptical’s debut solo release on Exit, with previous contributions consisting of his monster collaboration with Dub Phizix and Strategy, the mighty Marka, as well as individual tracks on the Mosaic series 1 and 2.
The EP features the percussive roller and title track ‘Imperial’, which has been taking dance floors deep into the jungle over the last few months in typical Skeptical fashion.
Once again the London trio return with another one of those notorious Ivy Cast episodes which we have all come to know and love. Jam packed with freshly made dubs and the dopest beats currently hitting the underground circuit right now. Its time to sit back, zone in and nod yer head to some superb Ivy Lab beat selections. Enjoy!
The Fab 5 – Blah (Originoo Muddy)
Fat Joe – Success [Dj Premier Remix]
Tucka Da Huntaman – Watch Your Back
Aidonia & Federation – Dangerous (Ice Cream)
Run The Jewels – Oh My Darling Don’t Cry
Vince Staples – Hands Up