Artist: Lulu James
Release: Be Safe
Label: Black Butter Records
Genre: R&B – Contemporary

Hailing from South Sheilds, Lulu James brings a touch of 21st Cenury Soul to Black Butter. Lulu’s debut two track EP containing Be Safe/Stuck, produced by Hostage & Kidnap Kid, and Stuck produced by the elusive Mao, lands like a decadent treatment to the ears. The magical brooding quality of this release has not gone unnoticed and ‘Be Safe’ has received support and plays from Annie Mac, Mistajam, Zane Lowe and Rinse Fm. Black Butter Records were also recently crowned ‘Best Small Label’ at the A.I.M. Awards 2012!

 

 

 

Artist: Various Artists
Release: Dub Step – Cross the Line, Vol. 1
Label: Believe Digital
Genre: Dance – Dubstep

Finally it’s here, Bass Vulture unleash the first in their ‘Cross the Line’ Dubstep compilation series, taking the best of the genre from the last few years and compiling it on one exclusive album – crossing the lines between different Dubstep genres with this unique track listing. Comprising some of the big hitters from the scene including No. 1 UK artist Rudimental teaming up with Dodge & Fuski for a killer remix of ‘Speeding’, alongside massive tracks & remixes from Spor, Metrik and Skream. All of whom have racked up over 14 Million hits on YouTube, and 14 million people can’t be wrong!

 

Artist: Luciano
Release: Rise Of Angel
Label: Cadenza Records
Genre: Electronic

‘Rise Of Angel’ is the brand new single from Luciano, an epic slice of modern electronic dance music, and the first single to be taken from his forthcoming album, due in 2013. However, for the many thousands of dedicated music fans who have made the pilgrimage to Luciano’s hugely successful parties this Summer in Ibiza (the weekly Ushuaia sessions and Vagabundos at Pacha), or the many Cadenza parties around Europe and North America, ‘Rise Of Angel’ has already become the signature tune and musical hi-light in Luciano’s sets.

Artist: Bright Bright Machines 
Release: Theme from Bright Bright Machines
Label: Gung-Ho! Recordings
Genre: Dance – House – Electro

Bright Bright Machines may just be the next big thing to emerge from the world of the electronic super-groups. Not following any particular genre or direction the BBM boys are focused solely on bringing the biggest sounds to the biggest dance-floors. They have put the finishing touches to their first body of work, ‘Theme from Bright Bright Machines’, and have another six EP’s ready to follow. They’ve had early Support from Eddy Temple Morris – XFM, Elite Force, Greg Churchill, Richie Hawtin Etienne de Crecy and more. The Machines have just been switched on.

 

Artist: Zombie Zombie 
Release: Rituels d’un Nouveau Monde
Label: Versatile Records
Genre: Alternative – Electronic / EBM

Thank God they didn’t wait as long as I:Cube to make their new album, it took only four years! But now, it is ready. The new Zombie Zombie album is called ‘Rituels d’un Nouveau Monde’ and is produced by Joakim. ‘Illuminations’, the first track from the album has been previewed on many sites, including Pitchfork, and they are about to start a long series of shows that will take them all over Europe. And for this tour they will have an extra Zombie: Docteur Lori Schonberg (Berg SS Nipple, Antilles) will be the second drummer.

 

Artist: Nostalgia 77 and the Monster
Release: The Taxidermist
Label: Tru Thoughts
Genre: Jazz

‘The Taxidermist’, out now on Tru Thoughts, is the latest album from Nostalgia 77 and the Monster – a fresh new project from one of the leading lights of the UK jazz scene, which sees him revisiting his experimental instrumental roots. ‘The Taxidermist’ brings together the spoils of a handful of experimental recording sessions which took place earlier this year, featuring some of the UK’s most eminent jazz talents on the current scene; on hearing the resulting material, Nostalgia 77’s label Tru Thoughts snapped it up for an album release.

 

Artist: The Black Seeds
Release: Dust and Dirt: Deluxe Edition
Label: Proville Records
Genre: Reggae

Reggae-soul heavyweights The Black Seeds returned early this year with their first new studio album in four years. By far their most progressive record to date, ‘Dust and Dirt’ incorporates elements of funk, rock and disco while remaining true to the band’s roots. Now The Black Seeds are back once more with ‘Dust and Dirt Deluxe Edition’ featuring new and exclusive tracks including ‘Dust and Dirt’ (Price Fatty Dub), a Vadim remix of ‘Wide Open’ and Black Seeds produced dubs.  ‘Dust and Dirt’ was the first LP to come out on the band’s own label Proville Records.

 

Artist: Netsky
Release: 2 Deluxe
Label: Hospital Records
Genre: Dance – Breakbeat / Drum & Bass – Jungle

The Belgian superstar is back with a brand new deluxe album to coincide with the highly anticipated ‘Netsky LIVE!’ tour, which kicked off in November, touring twelve cities across the UK. Originally released earlier this year, ‘2’ reached dizzying heights, peaking at No. 1 in his home country and staying in that position for 6 weeks in a row, receiving a gold record, and smashing up dance-floors across the world. The album was championed by taste-makers from across the board. ‘2 Deluxe’ features a number of bonus remixes, instrumentals and live recordings.