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Featured Mix: AAJA Radio – InnerSoul w/ DJ I.B.M & Dozer

Featured Mix: Astrophonica Podcast 06 – Chimpo

Nobody does it quite like Chimpo. A whirlwind Jungalistical tour of his impeccable selection including a bag of exclusive dubplate versions and originals

Get ‘On The Dial’ on 12″ Vinyl

Tracklist >>>

hype n gq – roll da beats (chimpo dubplate lick)
the outlaw – og call
shabba ranks – wicked inna bed (jungle mix)
chimpo – luv nrg
beenie man – crazy notion (chimpo dubplate)
mask n gang related – concentration
high frequency – nation
sl8r – tartan
chimpo – lacville
dj ss – hold it now (tekniq remix)
fixate – venga roller
sizzla – gimme a try (chimpo dubplate)
rudebwoy monty – steppas anthem
red light – coca cola bottle shape
chimpo – broad
bruk – ticky
photek – water margin
brothers with soul – music is so special

Featured Mix: Sweetpea – Outlook Mix Series 2022

This mix is bound to get you excited for the summer and this time we’re cranking up the BPM, with the next mix in the Outlook 2022 mix series from Sweetpea, one of the most exciting DJs in the drum & bass scene that covers a full range of styles.

Featured Mix: DJ Mag presents… The Sound Of: Deep Jungle, mixed by Harmony

Dive into the past, present and future of London’s Deep Jungle Records (@dubplates-vinyls), mixed by founder Harmony

Releasing both hidden gems from the old school and essential new-gen bangers, Deep Jungle has secured a reputation for buy-on-sight junglism. Alongside their The Sound Of Mix, Harmony shares the label’s story with Ben Hindle

Interview & Tracklist

Tracklist:

Harmony ‘Merciful’
DJ Trace ‘Coffee (Harmony Remix)’
Subjects ‘Your All’
Dwarde & Tim Reaper ‘Holding on’
Harmony ‘Cloud Burst’
Orca ‘Superpod’
Harmony ‘Luna’
Pascal ‘Red Face’
Harmony ‘Beets’
Orca ‘Intellect VIP’
Harmony ‘Fly Away’
Orca ‘Tranquility To Earth’
DJ Crystl ‘I Can’t Understand’
Dwarde & Tim Reaper ‘Aquatics’
Harmony ‘Stop It’
Harmony ‘Just Listen’
Harmony ‘Everybody’
Subjects ‘Goblin’
DJ Trace ‘Lost Entity’

Behind the Label: Devon’s Road Recordings

Exciting new record label Devon’s Road Recording are releasing their first album called ‘Time and Motion Vol 1’ exclusively on Bandcamp this Friday, and we wanted to know a bit more. We reached out to label manager Rhi for some questions…

So how did the idea for Devon’s Road come about? For some time I’d been a bit disillusioned with the music scene. I’d been playing garage out for a few years and wasn’t really feeling the direction the music was going in. I had dreams of doing my own night but wasn’t really sure where to start. Then covid hit which gave me time to reflect and think. During that time, my boyfriend had started to make tunes and after being sent an old break from a previous track from Darren, he wrote Just You & Me. I remember the day that he played it all to me – and I was honestly amazed and really emotional too as it’s such a wicked tune with a lot of personal meaning behind it. It was at that point that I thought that we should start our own label. In the past we’d put a lot of work into other brands so I really felt this time was an opportunity to create something of our own, something which we loved and could be proud of and which reflected our true values. After that everything started to fall into place, albeit slower than expected due to covid.

Why the name Devon’s Road?  So Devon’s Road is a place in East London where I lived for many years and I have the best memories from living there! I was proper into mixing loads, disturbing the neighbours, going free parties, raving all weekend and travelling to my first gigs – just so many good memories! I didn’t want to pick something fashionable that may sound dated in a few years and I wanted the name to mean something to me too, plus I think it sounds good!

Are you running the label by yourself and what would you say is the hardest part of running it? The label was co-founded by myself and my partner, Junior Buzz who is one half of Bomb Shelter Crew, (the other half being DJ Dublah) and I run the whole business side of things. After both working on other brands for some years we decided it was time to do our own thing where we had creative control.

There is a ton paperwork and admin to do as well as social media posts & emails to get through so fitting this in around work is the hardest part – it’s safe to say I’ve had more than a few late nights working into the early hours to make sure things are done on time!

What are Devon’s Road values and what kind of sounds are you looking for in a tune? We value creativity and want to push music forwards without losing that old skool essence that has been a big influence on our lives. We also highly rate the soulful but ravey footwork tracks as well as the slower more pensive breakbeat tunes which take you on a journey.

Overall the label is all about variety with the common denominator being rave! You can expect uplifting, euphoric hardcore as well as dark and moody drum and bass and whilst always showing love for the old skool, we also love new styles and want to push music forward.

Really exciting with the release on the 15th April! What I have heard sounds great! What can you tell us about ‘Time and Motion Volume 1’? Our first release is a showcase of the sounds you can expect to hear from us in the future. There are 8 tracks by 7 up and coming artists and they all vary in style ranging from the dark and serious to the more uplifting breakbeat kind of sound. We did plan on releasing vinyl from the start, but the turn around times and expensive shipping costs has meant it’s just not practical at the moment but it is definitely what we are aiming towards in the future.

There are a lot of new names on this album, who are they?

So we have:

Robin Wylie – We are so happy to have Irish producer Robin on the label. He is one of the few producers that truly understand a multitude of genres and has his own unique, bass heavy sound, in which he manages to incorporate acid, breakbeat, garage and jungle all into one lot of badness!

Tenta Ghoul – Whilst co-running Rat Face Records and managing the bar at Aaja Tenta Ghoul has managed to fit in time to make Maniac – a dark and serious track which will murder any dancefloor. We actually met Tenta Ghoul some time ago when djing at Pop Brixton when he asked Kennie to play the Dilinja track he’d just bought on vinyl. It was clearly meant to be.

Bomb Shelter Crew – The Bomb Shelter Crew comprising Kennie (Juniorbuzz to some) and Darren (dublah) come together to make new jungle & hardcore tracks which takes us straight back to the 90s in SW London.

E.Hill & Mathieson – These up and coming producers have known each other since they were 3 and they have nailed that 4×4 hardcore breakbeat sound which is something to be proud of! I imagine they had that sound drummed into them every weekend as they are the sons of old skool ravers!

Subbreak – Growing up in the rave scene in the early 90’s and attending raves/clubs throughout this time period have given him his foundation and love for Hardcore/jungle and Dnb. His Flavour represents his experiences and memories of the Rave scene.

Anti Traxx – this producer is a professional at sound design and his music is different, contains mental basslines and will take you to another space and time.

Mindset – Southeast Londoner, now living in Kent. Been Djing for many years: on radio (RudeFM), clubs & festivals. He recently started making tunes where he is experimenting with different genres and finding inspiration in the sounds around him. 

What are your main hopes and aspirations for the label? We want to keep releasing good music that will be played out on loud sound systems from up and coming producers – and hope to be releasing on vinyl as well as digital going forward. We understand the importance of diversity and we are holding the door wide open for female, non-binary and trans artists to come our way and join the crew. Please send all demos to info@devonsroadrecordings.co.uk

Will you be doing anything else than release records? We will also be doing some events this year too. We have our first one down at Four Quarters in Peckham on 28 April which is a free event on a Thursday night to celebrate our first release.

Are you still DJing? Yes I still DJ and have a monthly show every 1st Saturday of the month on AAJA dedicated to jungle, hardcore & drum & bass and me and Junior Buzz also have a monthly residency on Threads Radio called Bass n That where we play anything bass from breaks & garage to jungle & hardcore.

What’s next for Devon’s road? We will be releasing another VA compilation on digital this year as well as doing some small events in South East London and we are hoping to have our first vinyl release lined up by the end of this year too. I am also learning to produce and will definitely be contributing to a Devons’s Road VA release in the future! The support & feedback we have had so far on the label has been amazing and we are really looking forward to what the next year brings for us and for the rave scene as a whole!

Big ups & thanks
Threshold– supporting & believing in us from day one
Shucks Art & Illustration for our artwork
Richy Hughes, our master at Binary Feedback
All our friends and family who have been supporting us!

You can follow them on devonsroad.bandcamp.com

Featured Mix: Televised UK · ON DEMAND 004: POD IMIYA

Featured Mix: Zmin – Solo BurBur

Sheila Chandra – Ever So Lonely
Djrum – Waters Rising
dBridge – Inner Disbelief
Kid Drama – Wasted Time ft Alia Fresco
Mystic State – Peanut Butter Love
James Blake – Coming Back (feat. SZA)
Nuage – Overseas (Bop Remix)
DRS – Mid Mic Crisis Ft Toddla T & Terri Walker
Kid Drama – Mumble (feat. Hands Like Crime)
Instra:mental – No Future (Consequence Remix)
Om Unit – What I Can Be (feat. Amos) (A dBridge Modification)
Bop – Space 2 Breathe
dBridge – Creatures Of Habit)
Vromm – For the New Dawn (feat. Agana)
QUEENSWAY – Feel Sexual
Karsh Kale – Home
Stray – Movements (Machinedrum remix)
Tokimonsta – Little Pleasures ft. Gavin Turekx
Nuage – Different Places
Ashjerona – You Got Me
SpectraSoul – Memento (dBridge Remix)
D Bridge – Since We’ve Been Apart
dBridge & Alix Perez – Through My Eyes
Alix Perez & Ivy Lab – Maiden
Goldie – The Mirrored River
Calibre – Space Time (feat. Cleveland Watkiss)

Featured Mix: EQ50 27 – ATLANTA ALLURE

Hailing from South London, as a raver Atlanta started her journey in the mid-90s on pirate radio. She has held weekly radio slots on Entice FM and has played in various parties over London. In 2019, Atlanta played her biggest stage to date, delivering 3 sets at world renowned festival Glastonbury. This is an hour of full 360 jungle infused beats!!

Listen Back: Dozer // 1-hour Vinyl DJ Mix @ Planet Wax

Featured Mix: Rupture – A Guy Called Gerald mixed by Mantra

Mantra selects some of her favourite A Guy Called Gerald tracks from 91-95. Raw, chaotic, intense hardcore & jungle for the headstrong! AGCG is a true pioneer in this scene and makes his Rupture debut this Friday at Fabric.

T/L
Bus Dis
Like a Drug
28 Gun Bad Boy
King of the Jungle
Sess Makes you Wise
Got a Feeling
Forever Changing
Darker Than I Should Be
Survival
Anything
Boomshakattack
Gloc remix
Boase Up
Bad Boy Ride
Nazinji Zaka
Reno (with Goldie)
Darker than I should be (remix)
Energy (with Goldie)

Featured Mix Series: Certain Sounds Winter Mix Drop 2021

Featured Mix: Goldfat Records Presents Goldtop Drum & Bass Guest Mix 25 // Anca