“Digital White Labels” available 20th January Exclusively from Juno Download
Whistla – All I Really Want
All I Really Want // Deep Terrain
Label owner Whistla kicks off 2017 in fine style with a double a side release in the shape of “All I Really Want”. The title track takes a classic style UKG 2 Step beat and then brings it bang up to date with clean deep sub bass, glistening synths and a soothing vocal. To complement the title track “Deep Terrain” goes in even deeper with a Tech House meets UK Garage vibe that walks the fine line between Tech and Deep perfectly.
“Digital White Labels” available 2nd September Exclusively from Juno Download
M2J – M4J EP
Rubber Neck // Alone // Black Sheep // 5am
London based producer M2J returns to L2S with his first foray into 4 to the floor and you will not be disappointed! M2J has fused his trademark dubstep meets garage meets breaks sound with a more house focused apporach to the garage part of that equation to devasting effect! Whether it be the peak time main room synths and huge bass of Rubber Neck or Alone, or the deeper roller Black Sheep or maybe the dreamy pads of 5am this EP has something for both long time M2J fans as well as all Bass House fans to enjoy!
“Digital White Labels” available 19th February Exclusively from Juno Download
Mokujin & Tommie Cotton – Phantom Sound System
The Underground // Steppin // Phantom Sound System // ESP // Seven Sisters Road // North London
Hot on the heels of his Dare EP, Berlin’s Mokujin returns this time bringing the vocal talents of Tommie Cotton for a 6 track mini album! Evolving his Techno influeneced Garage sound even further and combining it with the dancefloor focussed vocals of Tommie have made a selection fo tracks that will suit both the forward thinking Garage DJ and the soulful Techno selector. Opening track The Underground sets the tone for the album explaining that this is for the dancers, the underground people, those who want a DJ to take you down as well as up!. Steppin steps up the vibe before leading into title track Phantom Sound System which enquires of us all if we can feel the bass like a phantom? On ESP Tommie’s vocals have an even more Bluesy ring to them than on other tracks fused with the bumpy bass rolling throughout this is a serious late night roller. To finish are two darker solo tracks from Mokujin that hark back to his days living in London, Seven Sisters Road is a atmospheric 2 Step roller while North London is a bassline smasher!
“Digital White Labels” available 23rd October Exclusively from Juno Download
Carpainter – Brok Y EP
Brok Y // Ohayashi // Hookah
The hugely popular Japanese producer Carpainter returns to L2S! His second release for the label branches into fresh territory by utilizing a more stripped back aesthetic and using vocal snippets in a more intense way. Title track Brok Y sets the tone for the EP with insistent vocal samples, skippy beats, bouncing and stretching bass throughout. Ohayashi is more of a roller with a whistle replacing the vocal element found in the previous track and a melody and breakdown that wouldn’t be out of place in a 93 warehouse track. Hookah finishes off the EP with an acidic flourish, with 303 acid lines bubbling throughout and what can only be described as melty wibbly sounds, this is one sure to appeal to fans of Acieed!
“Digital White Labels” available 21st August Exclusively from Juno Download
Mokujin – Dare EP
Dare // A Lickle Sumtin’ // Dare (Techno Garage Version)
Mokujin returns to L2S with arguably his best release to date! Taking his unique dark sound and going deeper than previous excursions the Dare EP shows how he has developed his sound to perfection. Title track “Dare” is a deep yet heavy slice of forward thinking garage, whilst still retaining nods to the past in his use of sounds and samples, Mokujin weaves a totally unique soudscape you simply can not hear in anyone elses productions. “A Lickle Sumtin” follows with what is sure to be a DJ and crowd favourite with excellent use of the lead vocal sample to build and build the track till it reaches its “gospel song” climax. “Dare (Techno Garage Version)” rounds off the EP with Mokujin’s entry into the fast growing offshoot sound of Tech-Garage that is filtering more and more into true underground garage DJ sets, lush pads, tough beats and deeper than deep soundscaping. If you like forward thinking music this EP is for you!