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Railbird w/c 24th February

Released 23rd February via Railbird Digital Distribution.

Exclusive to Beatport:

TRP Gunz Unknown to the Unknown Buy
Mr. Frenkie Respawn / Tire Fire Concussion Records Buy
Steven B.C. & VRRS House Crime, Vol. 1 House Crime Buy
Seriph Demagog EP Dubstar Records Buy

On General release:

Distinct Motive Cessna Riddim / Iron Lung Navy Cut Buy
SpectraSoul Second Chance EP Ish Chat Music Buy
Jamie Lidell When I Come Back Round – Live Version (Matthew Herbert’s Long Night Dub) Accidental Jnr Buy
Sub Drifter Listen EP Macabre Unit Digital Buy

 

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SpectraSoul launch “Ish Chat Music”

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SpectraSoul launch their “Ish Chat Music” imprint and release “Only You EP”

Railbird Digital are pleased to announce that we will be handling exclusive digital distribution for SpectraSoul’s new label Ish Chat Music.

Having previously appeared on such recognised labels as Shogun Audio, Metalheadz, Critical Music & Exit Records the Brighton based duo felt the time was right to branch out and launch their own imprint.

The result is their debut on the new label entitled “Only You EP” and it’s available right now!

Purchase from Beatport

SpectraSoul on Facebook

Ish Chat Music on Facebook

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Ivy Lab Present: “20/20, Vol. 1”

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Ivy Lab – 20/20, Vol. 1
Label: 20/20 LDN Recordings
Release date: Friday 6th November

Formed by producers Sabre, Stray and Halogenix, Ivy Lab are a North London collective that is part of a nascent movement of bass music refugees cross- pollinating UK soundsystem culture with influences from Future beats, the Mo’Wax era and LA’s Low End Theory focused beat scene. Their debut album adopts a clan style approach where different configurations of members, and collaborators, might operate under the Ivy Lab mantle:

This LP sits somewhere between a compilation album and a mixtape. The tracks are a mix of solo beats from individual members and collaborative productions between all three of us.

Inspired by their enthusiasm for experimentation on the fringes of the drum & bass scene; Sabre, Stray and Halogenix joined forces through individual collaborations on  their principle label Critical Music before expanding into the formal trio of Ivy Lab. A string of standout singles and EPs, additional support from Goldie’s Metalheadz recordings and remixes for acts and labels including Sub Focus (Universal), TC (3beat) and Anushka (Brownwood) have attracted a wealth of attention to the group.

With an anchored presence at the heart of the drum and bass community secured, the collective have now expanded into fresh territory under the framework of the “20/20” project. Initially established as a clubnight, the project is broadening its scope with the launch of a record label driven by the same raison-d’être as its live-event sibling. Namely to provide a showcase for the emerging landscape of sounds operating in the hinterlands between footwork, jungle/drum’n’bass, hip- hop and future beats – often referred to under the stop-gap moniker of ‘halftime’. Given this new movement’s proximity to Ivy Lab’s musical heritage as a drum and bass act, they view 20/20 as an expansion, rather than a change, in their musical output:

We have no intention of turning our backs on drum & bass, but we have such a huge body of music in this style that it makes sense for us to create a parallel platform dedicated to this movement.

Purchase/Streaming options:
iTunes: http://apple.co/20zPEGt
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/1RBwVnU
Deezer: http://bit.ly/20zPONQ
JunoDownload: http://bit.ly/1WEPFnx
7Digital: http://bit.ly/1XUwI2J
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1Mga11A
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1HwMpng
Boomkat: http://bit.ly/1S2CwDF
Bleep: http://bit.ly/1NwZ1RL

 

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Railbird releases w/c 23rd October

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Ivy Lab – Shamrock [2020LDNSHAM]
Label: 20/20 LDN Recordings

The first preview taken from the highly anticipated debut Ivy Lab album entitled “20/20, Vol. 1” released on their fresh new imprint 20/20 LDN Recordings.
The LP is set to be released on Friday 6th November.

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Killawatt – Émigré Reworked [OSMUK043EP]
Label: Osiris Music UK

Building on the success of the debut LP from Killawatt earlier in the year, Osiris Music UK assign three artists to rework three standout tracks from the album.
Tommy Four Seven takes the sub-aquatic techno roller ‘Zizi’ back to something dark, brooding and psychedelic using the original dissonant synth lines to create a real early set builder.
Eomac turns the dense and distorted ‘Spinal Swarm’ into a spacious sub centred UK techno cut that is more meditative rather than the unnerving aesthetic of its predecessor.
Finally Osiris Music UK label boss Mønic, fresh from his release on legendary Berlin techno label Tresor returns to do what he does best with ‘Excessive Hyperbole’ cutting out everything apart from the driving half-time basslines and eerie, dramatic atmospheres, dragging the UK based sound of the original kicking and screaming into the dark depths of the Berlin underground with great effect.

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Naibu – Straight Lines [PM031]
Label: Paradox Music

Paradox Music welcomes a new and proven artist to the label with an impressive discography under his belt – Naibu (Creative Source, Horizons Music). ‘Straight Lines’ is a thing of beauty with its organic percussion, synths, pianos, brass, bleep and vocal hooks – and that’s just a small instrument percentage. Rolling b-boy breaks switch with escalating filtered pads and distorted bass snaps. A great debut from Naibu with ‘Straight Lines.’ Paradox Music Quality. PM031 worthy. ‘Replaced’ swings in with Rhode keys and bells flying on top of funky breakbeats for a high quality Drum & Bass number reminiscent of early Seba productions. Bleep pops and bass strums let the drums breathe whilst switching with the key changes. Impressive.

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West Norwood Cassette Library – 5th Anniversary EP [WNCL025]
Label: WNCL Recordings

WNCL Recordings continues the 5th Anniversary celebrations with this appropriately titled 4 track EP of underground goodies from label boss, Bob Bhamra – a selection of unreleased and previously dubplate-only affairs from the Cassette Library vaults…
Blonde on Blonde: Original mix was the first release on Teal, Denmark in 2010. The label put on a night at the Dunkel bar in Coppenhagen so I made a VIP mix of the track for that night. I think the bar was also immortalised in an Elgato tune too
Say What?: Original mix was released on New Kanada in 2011. Adam Marshall told me last year that he was planning to release a digital only compilation called Ambient Parks where artists on the label were invited to contribute an ambient track reflecting the parks in their area. Adam liked my “Ambient Parks Reprise” but said it was a little on the dark side. I reminded him that he’d clearly never been to a park in West Norwood 😉
Think (It Ain’t Illegal Yet): Found this on an old mini disc marked “2003”. I’m hoping Doc Scott doesn’t get to hear it or he’s gonna send the boys round, demanding their riff back
Up Periscope!: I originally presented this to ST Holdings (you remember them) as the B side to WNCL001 (“What It Is”). I then got the Brackles remix of “What It Is” and promptly forgot all about it.

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Young:G – Project Mohawk #4 [BRKN026]
Label: Broken Audio Recordings

As another Summer season of festival fun ebbs away into the memory banks, the Project Mohawk series moves into deeper territories with Part 4 making a firm statement on club dance floors around the world. Felipe Antunes is Young:G, the latest in a growing line of talented Brazilian music producers to light up the drum & bass scene. Having started out making his own beats in 2010, Young:G has come a long way in a relatively short space of time, steadily progressing with a host of respected labels and amassing production credits like a Philatelist would collect prized stamps.
Having reached the attention of us here at Broken Audio in late 2014, we are now ready to unleash Young:G’s first solo EP with us, and it surely marks his biggest release to date. With an opening track featuring the mighty vocal skills of true scene legends The Ragga Twins, backed up with a selection of cuts to showcase music as deep as it is uncompromising.

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info@railbird-digital.co.uk

JRB.

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Railbird Releases w/c 2nd October

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Bleaker – Hype (Funk) [UTTU055]
Label: Unknown to the Unknown

Scottish Gang Fatale member Bleaker’s ‘Hype (Funk)’ has been doing damage on radio and clubs all year. There’s nothing subtle or clever about the track: it takes a classic sample, adds some classic drums (including a hi-hat which is so obnoxiously loud in the mix that you can’t help but grin when it comes in) and basically just bangs for five minutes, which is perfect. It’s all you’d ever want from it, and it’s all that Unknown to the Unknown ever want from anything – which makes the label the ideal home for it. UTTU will be releasing it backed with ‘Jam’ and a Helix remix of ‘Hype (Funk)

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Hostage – Tetralogy EP [877018]
Label: 877 Records

Hostage is back on 877 Records following the success of his last EP on the label. From the Disco/Grime/House fusion of “Grunt” to the infectious vocal track “Bang Bang”, Hostage is not a man to be confined to one style and this EP truly showcases what a lean mean production machine this producer really is.

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DJ Madd – Peng Teng EP [RNF004]
Label: Roots & Future

Hungarian-born Peter Simon has been writing music since his early teens, scoring his first vinyl release in 2008. Highly acclaimed for his WAR series of white label releases, he quickly made the connection between underground bass music and the Jamaican reggae sound. His music has been supported by UK tastemakers such as Toddla T, Mary Anne Hobbs and David Rodigan.

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The Aliens UK & Badklaat – Aliens Gone Bad [DS069]
Label: Dubstar Records

The Aliens UK have teamed up with the mighty BadKlaat (Never Say Die) for their latest EP, by their own admission they’ve ‘Gone Bad’, expect trap, deep vibes and some lazer-bass, this is other-dimension business.

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Subtifuge – Ganja Dadda 2015 (feat. Mr. Williamz) [TDWR008]
Label: Totally Dubwise Recordings

For our 8th release of the year we are going in with a update of the massive Ganja Anthem from Subtifuge & Mr Williamz which has been played none stop since it dropped in 2013. This one is sure to hot up the dance and get the Ganja heads bouncing. We have gone all out in this release, covering all bases from laid back Roots to Digital Dub then upping the tempo for a few Dubwise Drum & Bass and Jungle mixes from some of the scenes hottest producers. With the likes of Subtifuge, Dubmatix, Marcus Visionary, Blend Mishkin & Audiomission this one is guaranteed to be a sure fire hit, so sit back light up, and get to know about the Ganja Dadda.

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DyAD – Cyclic EP [MUD032]
Label: Macabre Unit Digital

“I don’t get gassed. but these boys DyAD will soon be making music that you might envy…if you ain’t already…Raise your glasses to the production junkies…” – Demon
“DyAD are a two man-strong production and DJ alias making sounds that seem to represent an entire army.” – Korrupt (FatKidOnFire)
DyAD is comprised of two forward thinking Dubstep producers from the U.K.
Having seen releases on Annihilate Audio, Abyssal Audio, Sub:Concious, Mindstep and Pressed Records, the duo have already solidified their position in the 140 scene over the past couple of years. They strive to bring a unique blend of dancefloor bangers and deep, evocative compositions to a sometimes over-saturated and stagnant genre. Alongside these releases, their music has also featured on some of the most popular blogs in the scene such as FatKidOnFire and KeepDeep (EDM.com). Their remixes of Matt U’s “Danger” and Sick ft. Talabun’s “Virus” have been doing the rounds amongst many of the underground’s top producers for some time now; add to that the steady flow of free music and showcase mixes the two have put out and it’s not surprising the name DyAD is sticking in the minds of real 140 heads.

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Vaun & Jafu – In Pieces [ALBION001]
Label: Albion Collective

Newly established Albion Collective label are proud to present their first release from Vaun & Jafu. Having worked with renowned artists like El-B, Quest, Bunzer0 and Phaeleh. Albion has become a recognised brand across the bass music spectrum and launching a label was a natural progression. On remix duties is DEEP MEDi’s very own Jack Sparrow a well renowned Dubstep producer/DJ and Black Butter’s Sly-One who go from strength to strength.

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info@railbird-digital.co.uk

How to get your Spotify artist profile verified

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If you have released music digitally via Railbird or any other distributor who delivers to Spotify then you will have an artist profile presenting that music to Spotify users.
With 75 Million active users and more than 20 million paying subscribers in 58 markets worldwide it’s a platform that’s hard to ignore at this point.

You may see artists with a nice ‘blue tick’ next to their artist profile image. These are verified or VIP profiles who have connected their own personal Spotify account to their artist profile, eg:

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Doing this enables you to communicate directly to your followers on Spotify via playlist posting, and updates regarding your new releases.

Labels can also apply for a label account in order to post playlists under the banner of your label brand.

To start the process of getting your artist profile verified you will need to meet the following criteria:
a) greater than 250 followers
b) have music on the service, and
c) have a working username.

To apply as an artist follow this linkhttp://www.spotifyartists.com/verification/

To apply for a label account follow the following linkhttp://bit.ly/1NJv1l9

Contact us to discuss your distribution requirements.

JRB.

 

Introducing “Stems”

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“As a premium file format, Stems can create new revenue streams for labels and online music stores to grow their business. A new release will boost label visibility while the hooks, basslines, and more from classic hits are reborn through the imagination of countless DJs and producers”.

You may already be aware of this service having recently popped up on a lot of the major digital stores (such as Beatport, JunoDownload etc).

Railbird Digital can cater for this additional revenue angle for you.
Any revenue earned via Stems would appear on monthly statements as normal under the store Stems were purchased.

In short, ‘Stems’ is a way to bundle (in a .mp4 container) both the original track(s) together with each individual component/stem specific to that track(s).
Currently the stems are compatible for users of the Traktor software, but this will soon be rolled out for use with additional software/hardware.

New Stem releases are currently working to a 6 week lead-time, so take a look at your release schedule and see if there could be some opportunities for you to take a look at.
Consider for all future releases making sure when your artists send over their premasters that they also export the individual stems.

If you’d like to discuss a Stem release to coincide with a standard digital release or need any help whatsoever get in touch.

More info: http://www.stems-music.com/

JRB.

 

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Railbird Releases w/c 14th Aug

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Greta Cottage Woodpile [GCWP04]
Inhmost – Dragbacks on Dockweiler State Beach

Greta Cottage Woodpile bringing some ecstatic ambient works to dinner. Inhmost recalls distant memories of a sun bleached beach and former glories faded back into sand. A time of youthful hope and dreams of grandeur that have morphed over the years into reminiscent memories for two of the crew…

As if Inhmost climbed into their minds and created a dusty road trip using gear from the era – glacial reverbs and slow motion builds drip from speakers, floating audio across ears like filamentous achenes from a dandelion.

Miniscule hints of Goan beaches and horizontal D&B backrooms drift past your frame of reference, never breaking that stream of consciousness beaming out from the sun shadow of Dockweiler State Beach.

An LP for summer earbuds & early morning sunrise sessions, ambient music that is unashamedly retro, yet staring hard into the future with asynchronous joy.

If you recall The Orb & KLF Chillout reigned supreme over your post rave mornings, as you nursed a cup of tea and a roach then this Trip is for you… and if you don’t, enjoy your travels with an open mind. Bliss Out.

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Stand Firm Hi-fi [SFHF002]
martianMan – Keep Your Dread

Stand Firm Hi-Fi vol. 2 comes from martianMan – A student of the game who has built up a solid reputation as a producer with strong releases on Scientific Wax, Eastern Promise, Omni Music, and Monochrome recordings. Comes backed with a superb refix courtesy of Rupture’s Double 0.

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Untied [UD002]
Ohmtrix – Judgement EP
Currently exclusive to JunoDownload for 1 week: http://bit.ly/1N77rj2

Zagreb’s Untied imprint is ready to unleash their 2nd outing, this time coming from Londoner Ωhmtrix, featuring a fresh Darkimh remix.

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Liondub-ODT Muzik [LNDBXODT002]
Navigator – Sound the Alarm Remixes

After a very successful launch resulting in the original release of this burner reaching #1 on the Juno DnB & Jungle download chart, Liondub-ODT Muzik ready up again with a crocus bag of hardware remixes for the avid listener and discerning selectors globally.

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> Also released store-wide today (previously exclusives):

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Trendkill Records [TKRUK010]
The Clamps – Nerves

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Southside Dubstar UK [SDUK021]
Risked – Pure EP

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Totally Dubwise Recordings [TDWR007]
Fleck & Dark Angel – Tell Em

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> info@railbird-digital.co.uk

JRB.

 

LX One – Motions LP [Wheel & Deal Records]

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WHEELYDEALY048 [Wheel & Deal Records]
LX One – Motions

The debut album from London’s LX One is finally upon us, it’s been a long time coming and in collaboration with DJ N-Type’s Wheel & Deal label they’ve made it happen.

Featuring 11 new and exclusive tracks from LX One and a number of vocal collaborations including Frisco (Boy Better Know), Segilola & Illaman.

Big support on this album from the likes of Youngsta (Rinse FM), J:Kenzo (Rinse FM), DJ N-Type (Rinse FM), Hatcha (Kiss FM), Icicle, Swindle, Mistajam (BBC Radio 1) & B.Traits (BBC Radio 1).

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Railbird Releases w/c 31st July

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Trendkill Records [TKRUK010]
The Clamps – Nerves
Currently exclusive to Beatport for 2 weeks: http://btprt.dj/1fPbH8M

New signing to the label The Clamps have been prolific on labels such as Citrus Recordings and Kosenprod and deservedly take the step up to appear on Prolix’s Trendkill Records. Heavy and superbly produced Drum & Bass as supported by Friction on BBC Radio 1

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Osiris Music UK [OSMUK042EP]
Killawatt – Contort

Osiris Music UK continues to force its way into Techno territories with three fiercely industrial tracks courtesy of loyal member Killawatt, his first release since his debut album on the label earlier this year. Hard hitting and refined productions from a producer that goes from strength to strength.

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Stand Firm Hi-Fi [SFHF001]
Equinox – Hard Meditation

The first release on the newly formed Stand Firm Hi-Fi label comes from the mighty Equinox, the head of the Scientific Wax family. With over 20 years in the business, and releases for Inperspective, Bassbin, Metalheads, Paradox Music, Subtle Audio, Intasound, Brain Records to name a few, this man is known as a master at his craft and we are very proud to have Equinox set the standard for future Stand Firm releases.

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Crucial Recordings [CRUCIAL002]
Sleeper – Shatterz

Second instalment on Sleeper’s new imprint Crucial Recordings, feeding off the success of 001, Alex continues in quick style to unleash 002 with three slices of previously unheard material now doing the rounds on the DJ circuit courtesy of J:Kenzo, Distance, N-Type and more. Deep and experimental Dubstep from one of the most interesting producers on the scene right now

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Aluminium Shiny Shin Side Shack Out Music [SHACK001]
The Rum Baba – Strike EP
Currently exclusive to JunoDownload for 1 week: http://bit.ly/1OFgapP

Aluminium Shiny Shin Side Shack Out is a label, podcast and party conceived by artist, Mernywernz. The first release contains 5 tracks by enigmatic producer, The Rum Baba. Drawing influences from Drum and Bass, Moombahton, Reggae, Dancehall and a whole host of other things. The Lead track has been getting support from the likes of Dub Phizix and Doc Scott. The label will launch in Berlin on 29th of August with party at Urban Spree. There will also be a single from Skittles on the way very soon…

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Deca Rhythm [DECA048]
Orphan101 & Tugger – Fat Jay
Currently exclusive to JunoDownload for 1 week: http://bit.ly/1VRoOqZ

Hard-edged techno rollers from one of the masters of the underground Bristol scene, having appeared on labels such as Apple Pips, Saigon Recordings and of course his very own Deca Rhythm.

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Totally Dubwise Recordings [TDWR007]
Fleck & Dark Angel – Tell Em
Currently exclusive to Juno for 2 weeks: http://bit.ly/1OTDq4k

Seventh release from the UK’s Totally Dubwise Recordings. A label that only started this year and has already been nominated as “Best Jungle Label”. With a plethora of material at their disposal and much more to come their latest release features smooth dancehall productions and the supreme vocal talents of Dark Angel (aka Mowty) on “Tell Em”.

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Southside Dubstar UK [SDUK021]
Risked – Pure EP
Currently exclusive to Beatport for 2 weeks: http://btprt.dj/1haSe3b

New signing to Dubstar sub-label Southside Dubstar UK Risked are a duo based in Geneva, Switzerland and receiving some great support from the likes of N-Type, Cotti, Badklaat, The Aliens UK and radio plays on Rinse FM & Get Darker.

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> info@railbird-digital.co.uk

JRB.