Koncrete Roots : Rudie Dubplates [DPH016]

“After the huge success of their first release ‘Dub ina Midlands’ (awarded 4 stars by CCTRAX and included in dub.com’s Dubcast series) and their guest appearence on the EP of Red Star Martys ‘Time for Tea’, Koncrete Roots is back with more vibes.

Celebrating the first birthday of our netlabel, we are giving to everybody the free EP Rudie Dubplates with 5 tracks of wall-shaking basslines, irie sax and warrior style beats. This is our way to say ‘thank you for your massive support during this 1st year of our existence’. Ruff and tuff!

This is the first part of a special double release. The second part will be released two days later on Saturday the 26th of July, so watch this space!

The EP includes five unreleased Koncrete Roots dubplates, which will definitely bring you to higher heights and have your room walls pounding with sub-bass and vibes. Nuff respect to the Rootsman for the irie sax on ‘Sax di fisherman’. Giving thanks each and every time!”

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Format: 5 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC
Released: 24 Jul 2014
Style: Dub, Reggae, Steppers

Joergmueller : Heavy Heart [CTR052]

“Each second of this opus hide beautiful and delayed atmospheres, warm and deep bass, curious and obsessive sounds.

This album was previously released on the great ZeECc label, which is now closed down. We thought it would be a shame and a loss for the world if this album was not available any more. So here you are, you can enjoy it again!”

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Format: 10 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps
Released: 21 Jul 2014
Style: Dub Techno, Dub, Ambient

Honorable Sleaze : Summer Fresh XE [BSXE0010]

“Back in September of 2009, a label started by our own Just Plain Ant, Just Plain Sounds, released a tasty gem by The Honorable Sleaze… the release was named Summer Fresh and featured a personal favorite, ‘God Damn’ among other fresh joints. Now, closing in on five years later, I figured it would be cool to return the spotlight to the album and give it an Xtended Edition re-release.

For the XE, Sleaze revisits a few of his favorites and delivers them updated fresh for 2014. All I can say is… HEAT. He certainly delivered something special with these new versions!”

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Format: 20 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC
Released: 18 Jul 2014
Style: Hip-Hop

Fingers In The Noise : Open Source Remix [FPR#VA001]

“For the history, there a few weeks ago, I put my full project (Ableton Live) with the track Open Source here and on my blog, and I suggested to people who bought Open Source track to participate for a compilation of remix!”

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Format: 11 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC
Released: 17 Jul 2014
Style: Dub Techno, Deep House, Ambient, Experimental

Midnight JJ : Night of Taiwan [red dye n°13]

Midnight JJ, aka. Juri Suzue, is a talented producer hailing from Japan. The past few years have been quiet, with one EP released in 2011 as well as a track on a 2009 compilation, both on the same netlabel. Nevertheless, these productions, along with other unreleased material on Midnight JJ’s soundcloud, have grabbed the attention of the Red Dye Management.

This EP, specially commissioned by us, encapsulates the Midnight JJ sound perfectly : straddling a line between dub, ambient techno and experimental electronic production, Juri Suzue’s music relies heavily on its slick yet expertly constructed rhythms to anchor vaporous synth chords and bits of ambiance that give all of her tracks a ghostly quality. But for all its ambient leanings, this is still music that rewards attention, with a keen sense of detail and style, where all the sounds are placed just right to create a delicate and abstract sonic landscape.

Like a Mark Rothko painting, if a Midnight JJ track appears simple on the surface, it reveals itself upon repeated viewings, and will really only unravel for the most patient of listeners. But all this attention given to atmosphere would be doing a disservice to the music, for the solid rhythms can work just as well in a club-oriented environment.

Versatility is paramount.”

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Format: 3 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps
Released: 16 Jul 2014
Style: Dub Techno, Ambient, Experimental

Jamod Allah : The Impossebulls Present Jamod Allah [BSMX0089]

“I first heard Jamod Allah back in the early to mid 2000s when a few of his early tracks were released on Chuck D’s SLAMjamz… I dug what I heard and thought for sure an album would happen, but it never did. So, for the most part, this talented EMCEE has remained off the radar for many but a lucky few. An MC who straddles the line between B-Boy and Rastafarian, Jamod truly brings a unique voice and perspective to the hip-hop pantheon.

I’m very happy that blocSonic can now be a home to some of those locked away tracks that he created in collaboration with C-Doc!

A very special thanks to Jamod Allah… welcome to the blocSonic fam! Thanks again to C-Doc for the impeccable production skizills.”

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Format: 7 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC
Released: 15 Jul 2014
Style: Hip-Hop