Swamp 81 Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
Pinch here with some classic fare for Swamp81 offshoot 81. A-side ‘Walking With Shadows’ is a slow reveal - skulking in with ghostly atmospherics and a needling percussion line, it soon blooms into the kind of meditative post-techno banger that Loefah’s label has become synonymous with down the years. On the flip, ‘AHH FFF SSS’ is a tuff bit of post-Eski that comes close to the stuff Pinch has been putting out on his own Cold imprint in recent months.
Notoriously brief UK techno label Swamp81 put out another 12 from MC Chunky (Hank Del Chunkus to his friends) under their sublabel 81. Didn't even realise swamp needed a sublabel. This time round things get nice and shuffly with garage and grime elements, basslines leaning towards that throbbing dubstep sound and if that wasn't enough, it's bundled with a bonus 2 track 7". One hundred trillion dollars.
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Mickey Pearce (aka Shortstuff's Richard Attley)'s debut album is a mixed affair. Whilst a lot of the tracks here inhabit the familiar post dubstep landscape we would expect them to, there are others which veer downbeat, some optimistically and upliftingly so, and others with a dark kind of edge. Expect the unexpected.
FaltyDL has had his slick productions released on Ninja Tune, Planet Mu, 50Weapons, Ramp AND Hemplock. Returning to Swamp81 to continue his Mean Streets series he experiments with lush deep garage rhythms, moving from the dark, soulful and brooding, out to the uplifting and playful. For fans of Lone, Machinedrum.
Two very fine new-jungle heavy rollers from Benny III here. The two different takes on Swamp91 (released on the Swamp81 label of course) presented here both duck and weave fragments of vocal and synth samples around slickly manipulated Amen breaks, building up a frantic dancefloor frenzy. 180g 12” vinyl.
Dubstep and garage pioneer Zed Bias is regarded as one of the most important artists in what is these days termed "bass music" and has influenced the likes of Skream, Benga, Martyn and Disclosure. With that on his CV it's no wonder that this record has already been hailed as a classic. Inspired by Chicago house and Detroit techno, the album delves deeper into house music influence yet retaining the garage/two step sounds he is best known for as a producer.
This new release on the Swamp 81 label, fronted by dubstep producer and DJ Loefah, comes from Kryptic Minds. 'One Of Us' shows off their tonally dark brand of dubstep and drum 'n' bass, blending these atmospheres together with clear and precisely executed production values that present Kryptic Minds' sound as best as possible.
Boddika & Joy Orbison
Dubstep and disco producer Skream brings forth a new 12", 'Repercussions Of A Razor Blade' courtesy of Swamp 81. For the record's sophomore release, he goes to a dark, dreary place, shrinking into minimalist sounds and showing off a surprising drone influence, complemented with some sneering snare work.