REG006 - The Crown Jewels EP (Regal Records)

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Style: Drum & Bass
Format: Digital
Release date: 16/01/12
Cat: REG006


Regal Records have been introducing top quality drum and bass with their first five releases - and now comes their long-awaited first EP. ‘The Crown Jewels’ features new blood and familiar faces. Exel, from Exeter, is one of the new recruits alongside long-time label friend Tomek N from London and a special collaboration from Pdex & Retrospekt, who hail from St Albans and Cardiff. Livewire, from Stroud, is back following his debut single ‘Don’t Let Go’.

Exel starts off the EP with ‘The Hitcher’, a no nonsense affair that gets straight to the point. The shrieking lead invades your ears, moves your body and shouts for more. It’s original, simple and hugely effective:

https://soundcloud.com/http%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fregalrecords%2Fexel-the-hitcher
Track number two is ‘Biography’ by Tomek N. The space-age effects and dreamy piano chords take you to a beautiful place, creating a crystal clear atmosphere for those shivers-down-the-spine moments:

https://soundcloud.com/http%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fregalrecords%2Ftomek-n-biography
Third in store is ‘Dizzy’ by Pdex & Retrospekt, the first Regal release to feature a video. This production goes back to the roots with a strong jungle influence and raw electro sound. It’s eccentric, slightly crazy and like nothing we’ve heard before:

https://soundcloud.com/http%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fregalrecords%2Fpdex-retrospekt-dizzy
We finish the EP with ‘Hotline’ by Livewire. Tense strings keep you on edge as the sense of unpredictability slowly rises until; finally, the gritty low end comes sliding in to give you a rude awakening:

https://soundcloud.com/http%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fregalrecords%2Flivewire-hotline
With these four tracks, Regal keeps the bar high, bass low and beats pristine. ‘The Crown Jewels’ launch the year in dazzling style; expect more young up and coming talent very soon. Regal Records have big things in store.

REGAL:
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http://www.youtube.com/regalrecordsuk
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dizzy is somewhat strange mixdownwise, that sine is waaaay bigger in the bridges than the actual drop. could be me tho aswell..

good ep all in all, liking the mix of styles and hotwire is damn sexy.
 

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dizzy is somewhat strange mixdownwise, that sine is waaaay bigger in the bridges than the actual drop. could be me tho aswell..

good ep all in all, liking the mix of styles and hotwire is damn sexy.
It's just the structure of the bassline, in some parts its a constant note in others its just a small note! It's what makes the tune dizzy I guess :D

Glad you like it lads!
 

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http://www.kmag.co.uk/editorial/features/regal-records-guest-mix.html

KMag interview and Guest Mix from myself, go cop that!

Tracklisting:

1 Sato - Clap Your Hands - Symmetry
2 Exel - The Hitcher - Regal
3 Pdex & Retrospekt - Dizzy - Regal
4 Sigma - Do You Love - Life
5 Wilkinson - Tonight - Ram
6 Emeli Sande - Daddy (Cyantific Remix)
7 Ad Gannon - Bad Trip - Dub
8 Culture Shock - Cathedral - Ram
9 Dimension - Delight - SA Digital Dub
10 London Elektricity - Song In The Key of Knife - Hospital
11 Jubei & Kasra - The Rift - Critical
12 Foreign Concept - Possessive - SGN:LTD
13 Hyroglifics - Tape Marauders - Dub
14 Livewire - Hotline - Regal
15 Nu:Tone - Missing Link - Hospital
16 Tomek N - Biography - Regal
 
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