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Mise En Place Pt.2 – Ingredients Records


Those of you who remember the first part to Mise En Place will recall it was an epic EP from the guys over at Ingredients, bringing together some of the greatest talents in the industry for a special flavour.

Well the guys over at ingredients have just gone and one upped themselves.

This follow-up EP is brimming with incredible tracks from the likes of Villem, Break, Skeptical, Dub Phizix and dRamatic & dbAudio. Quite the line-up eh?

It’s as good as it sounds, take a listen!


The tune I find most interesting on this EP is Dub Phizix – Rainy City Music. He’s been blasting out the deep, dancefloor smashers relentlessly over the past year or so, which is what makes this such a stark contrast to what were used to; A slow, atmospheric, rolling tune, accented by spacious percussion and strings shows Dub Phizix’s lighter side.


Coming on 18/03/13


Ruffhouse – Demand/Division III (Ingredients)


Ruffhouse dropped their debut on Ingredients in October with ‘The Foot / Bypass’ to much acclaim. Already touted as a force to watch, their follow up is as good if not better!

‘Demand’ really shows their ability to make progressive, forward thinking music and it’s the unpredictability of ‘Demand’ that makes it a stand out track. ‘Division III’ is equally as impressive, room shattering drums & almighty stabs.
Dj support comes from Break, dBridge, Loxy, Skeptical, Dub Phizix, Fracture


Marcus Intalex – Cabal/Mud (Ingredients Records)


Ingredients Records are pleased to finally get the chance to release music by this drum & bass legend. Known for his classics alongside ST Files and as a solo artist, featuring on Metalheadz, 31 & his very own Soul:r imprint, to finally have his name in the recipe catalogue is something we will hold dear. Onto the music itself and it’s A side ‘Cabal’ is a deep techno influenced roller, with crazy sub-lo bass and slick percussion work. Meanwhile ‘Mud’, with it’s excellent arrangement, early 90’s feel and distinct Intalex vibe is a straight up slice of drum & bass as it is meant to sound. Pressed to a limited amount of 400 full release promo copies, be sure to grab it while it’s hot. Dj support comes from Marcus intalex, dBridge, Bailey, Loxy, Skeptical, Dub Phizix, Flight, Friction


Release Date 20/11/12

Ruffhouse – The Foot/Bypass (Ingredients 030)

Ruffhouse are a trio from Bristol who all share a similar ethos to drum & bass so decided to collaborate in the studio to great effect. Nick Callaghan aka Vega, is on of the founders of one of Bristol’s most prolific drum and bass nights, Abstractions. It has been one of those ‘must attended’ nights for Bristol heads over the past two years and they continue to impress bringing the freshest and finest back to Bristol. Kristian Jabs, also known as Pessimist, aged 20 is a Drum & Bass Producer/DJ from Bristol. He has been producing since the age of 15 and has recently become one of the scenes most prolific newcomers of the underground. A distinct style and not conforming to predictable trends has earned Pessimist a respectful reputation in Drum & Bass. Recently included in Kmag’s ‘10 Drum & Bass producers to watch for in 2012’ the future looks bright for Pessimist. Tom Cooper completes the Bristol production trio.

Ruffhouse are Ingredients’ latest signing & the trio are proving already they are ones to watch. Consisting of Vega, who runs the ‘Abstractions’ night in Bristol, Pessimist, who has released two stunning tracks on the label already & Cooper.

With their distinct progressive arrangement, cold atmospherics & techno influenced percussion they’ve hit the ground running with “The Foot” & “Bypass” with both getting support from dBridge Loxy & Doc Scott. Their fresh approach to drum & bass is welcomed onto the label and with a 2nd 12″ already mastered, this is just the start of a promising career.

Forthcoming . .

Ingredients 029 – Mise En Place (Various Artists)

A relatively new label to the drum & bass scene ingredients was founded in 2009 by DJ Psylence to a warm reception with their first EP featuring Sato & Break. Things have gone from strength to strength for the little label pushing the definitive underground sound from up and coming artists such as Skeptical, Jubei, Krakota and Dub Phizix to name but a few.

Traditionally, ingredients has been firmly about deep drum & bass, not the kind that smashes dancefloors to pieces but the kind you’d hear in the second room with all the hardcore fans.

To that end I’d be surprised to see an ingredients release in the top 10 on beatport, but that may be about to change with this latest release. . .

Ingredients records presents first of two various artists EPs this year. “Mise en place” is the 2-part series and showcases some of the finest music signed to the label so far.

Kodo ‘the jackal’ (dBridge Remix)

A first time appearance for dbridge on ingredients and hopefully not the last! Setting the pace with a huge steppy roller, true to form, dbridge brings out the impeccable production techniques with his tight, intricate drum patterns and loping basslines, accented with eerie vocal layers leading the edge to even darker synth stabs. Some say dbridge’s style is a little monotonous, layer it up with some shuffle from another song and it becomes an entirely different beast.

Kinetic & Mark Recoil ‘Cold Streets’:

Continuing the flavour is another deep roller from this debut duo; a steady paced head bobber of a tune led by dark pads and one shot vocals. Very minimalistic with some quality bass work, its an easy fit for the ingredients label.

I cant help but think the strings take a lot of the energy out from the tune though, theyre quite loud in the mix and the bass growls occasionally battle for space with them.

Foreign Concept ‘Jaipur’ (Villem remix):

Asian strings and choirs set the scene for this monster, sour notes build the tension impeccably till the murderous b-line can be contained no more. Unleashing a beast of a dancefloor smasher that’s caught the attention of many of dnb’s top dj’s. If youve listened to a mix from one of the big boys in the last 3 months you’ll most probably recognise this. With its distinctive bounce and understated snare, a lovely shuffle keeps the tune rolling nicely. I can only imagine what this sounds like on a big rig, I bet its epic.

Villem’s been ‘one to watch’ for a while, if this is anything to go by, he’s gonna have a hell of a year!

Stealth & Stylus ‘One Way’:

Theres immediatley a much lighter mood to this track than the rest of the EP. Bright, enticing pads and soulful female vocals set the stage for the opening of a happy roller with a tough edge that only shows its face a third of the way through with some dark etched growls clawing through the pads. Its a nice sound I’d like to see more of on ingredients.

Overall a great look for Ingredients,  pushing out big names whilst giving the new blood a chance to get their tunes on a huge EP. Well worth bagging for your record crate.

Due for release on Sept 17th on vinyl & digital.

Go check the previews over on soundcloud now! http://soundcloud.com/ingredients

Ingredients 029 – Misé En Place EP pt.1

Big things on the horizon from Ingredients! This is set to be a LARGE ep with sounds from the likes of dbridge, villem and foreign concept to name but a few.


I’ll have a follow up review to this closer to the release, but for now, check out these previews:


Full release on the 17th september

Monday Morning DNB

Some lovely delicacies to help you through the first hard hour of work on a monday morning


Various – Living The Dream EP Pt3 – Rubik

Die & Break – Grand Funk Hustle – Digital Soundboy

Flame – Memories EP – Celcius

Fracture / FD – Galvanise – Subtitles

Various – Counter Clockwise – Interactive

Kodo / Tyrone – The Jackal – Ingredients

Mute / Mako – Cali Sleaze – Utopia Music UK

Optiv & BTK / Kontrol – Over The Edge – Renegade Hardware

Skeptical / MC Fokus – Fluctuate – Dispatch