After a flying start last year Program Records are set to continue their onslaught of top shelf dnb from the go with their very first compilation; Programmed V1.0.
01. Nitri – Concentration
02. Audio & Meth – Alone
03. Eastcolors – Murderer
04. Paul B – Drop By Drop
I’m not sure this release sits as well with me as some of their previous. It seems like a bit of a mashup of eclectic tunes, but that’s cool. Concentration has airs of autonomic about it with very synthetic, clean programming.
Alone definitely follows on Audio’s vibe from his album, more of the same! Murderer is a little different to what I’ve come to expect from Eastcolors, theres more of a RAM records vibe to it, just aswell its on program then eh!
By far the most interesting release for me is Paul B’s; Drop by Drop. Dancefloor synth stabs sit nicely alongside the steppy drums.
go check it out and make your mind up for yourself!
Released 3rd Feb 2013
Program records are quickly carving a name for themselves as one to watch for the freshest, most up-front tunes in dnb. This latest cream of the crop comes from a very underrated artist: Chroma. Deep groovy tones all round, I really appreciate a good roller!
This shall be getting a proper rinsing in the near future, release date: 17.12.12
The next EP is coming! From the RAM Records site:
All Or Nothing’ is the long-awaited follow up to Calyx & TeeBee’s debut album ‘Anatomy’ set to be released on one of the bass music scene’s longest running and most highly respected labels, Ram Records. The duo’s first single from their new album has already been supported by Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Trevor Nelson and many more of the world’s leading tastemakers, and ‘All Or Nothing’ looks set to catapult this incredible production partnership to all new heights.
Ive had the chance to listen to the album (albeit breifly) and you are in for a treat. Although as I feared, there wont be many tracks left to buy if you’ve already scooped up their latest singles!
A. Heroes & Villains
B. We Fall Away
D. Nothing I Can Say
CD / Digital
01. Heroes & Villians
02. Pure Gold ft. Kemo
04. We Become One ft. Foreign Beggars & Craze
05. Elevate This Sound
06. We Fall Away
08. Strung Out
09. You’ll Never Take Me Alive ft. Beardyman
11. Back & Forth
12. Nothing I Could Say
Cat No: RAMMLP15
Release Date: 5th November 2012
I nearly missed this one! Preposterous I know, but those are the best moments, when you find a truly wonderful EP you weren’t expecting.
RAM Records have been around forever. But their recent output, whilst consistent, didn’t tickle me in the same way the mighty dispatch and critical do. Until now of course.
The second recent EP from this duo showcasing the talent that’s putting together an LP for later in the year. If this is anything to go by, it’ll be a blinder!
Gut wrenching bass, steppy drums and haunting vocals make both sides of this EP an unsuspecting dancefloor smasher, and those are the best kind, the ones that drag you back to the front of the crowd to stick your head in a bass bin and screw up your face.
This is definitely getting some airtime at bloom!
I just hope RAM records dont release all the good stuff from the forthcoming LP before it lands, but I have faith.
Legends in the scene Calyx & Teebee have just signed exclusively to RAM records!
“We’re proud to announce Calyx & TeeBee sign to RAM records. Those familiar to drum & bass will already know that these two producers are synonymous with high quality, perfectly sculpted music that has had an impact on the D&B scene for over fifteen years. Having released their debut album ‘Anatomy’ over five years ago, the duo are now set to unveil the kaleidoscopic array of new music that they have been building up since that time. Embracing the new possibilities that the bass music revolution has opened up, Calyx & TeeBee’s sophomore album is now set for release on Ram Records, and is undoubtedly one of the most highly anticipated follow-ups in D&B history.”