When Marcus asked Brazilian producer Bungle to make a tune for Soul:R with no pressure and no limitation he never expected him to come back with what Marcus says is the best Soul:R 12″ there has been for a long time. For months now “Astral Travel” and “Aura” have been turning heads in Intalex DJ sets all over the world as soon as they are played, with people rushing to find out what these tunes are. This is the first single from Soul:R for 2013 and it sets the bar high.
Marcus Intalex’s favourite new artist of recent times, Phil Tangent, returns to Soul:R this month with his second single “Squaring the Circle” and “Restitution. His debut, “Billie’s Smile / Lunar “, proved a discerning and unique musicality to Tangent’s sound and demonstrated a level of musical depth, which is comfortably at home in the Soul:r camp. SOULR59 will solidify the deserved recognition for Phil Tangent’s sound.
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
With a reputation now stretching well over 15 years, DRS is a truly versatile MC, host, lyricist and recording artist. Cutting his teeth and touring worldwide with the legendary Good Looking label, his soulful style on the mic and honest lyrics are unmatched. In recent years, he has been an integral part of the Soul:r camp, recording tracks with Mist:ical, Calibre, Marcus Intalex, and Lynx & Kemo and appearing as resident MC for Soul:ution and A Bunch of Cuts nights. To show the versatility and wide appeal of his unique style, in 2012 he has now become part of the Toddla T sound system as Toddla T’s official MC. On top of all these achievements, DRS is also head of the Estate Recordings label in Manchester, part of hip-hop crew Broke’n’English, (alongside fellow MC Strategy and DJ Konny Kon), and a respected recording artist in his own right with a massive hit ‘D.F.T.F’ on Metalheadz alongside Need For Mirrors kicking off what promises to be the best year yet for this talented Mancunian.
His recent output including the massive Count To Ten with Enei and Holding On with Lenzman have really set the bar high for the rest of his new album, but we wont be dissapointed. A quick flick through the tracklist reveals an album literally brimming with talent:
1. Soul Remember ft. Fox (Prod. Dub Phizix)
2. Blackhearted (Prod. Lynx)
3. Autonomic (Prod. dBridge)
4. Do What? (Prod. Genotype)
5. Star Voyager ft. Jenna G (Prod. S.P.Y)
6. It Ain’t Easy ft. Kim Nishikawra & Tyler Daley (Prod. Marcus Intalex)
7. Play Wid Fire (Prod. Dub Phizix)
8. Renegade ft. Kemo (Prod. S.P.Y)
9. Holding On ft. Jehst & Riya (Prod. Lenzman)
10. Keep The Faith (Prod. Calibre)
11. Count To Ten (Prod. Enei)
12. Bun Ya ft. Strategy, Fox, Skittles, Konny Kon & T Man (Prod. Dub Phizix & Chimpo)
13. Habitual (Prod. Calibre)
14. Raindrops ft. Pete Simpson (Prod. Lenzman)
15. Music To Me (Prod. Marcus Intalex)
Now that’s what I call an album. Cannot wait for this one.
Previews can be found here: http://www.digital-tunes.net/releases/i_don_t_usually_like_mc_s_but__
Preorder from the Soul:R shop: http://mp3.soulr.com/album/i-dont-usually-like-mcs-but
Release date: 27th Aug 2012