Hot on the heels of his top new EP for Tempo Records, we grabbed Response and asked him for his Top 5 releases. Check it…
CIA are back with another storming selection on Vol. 2 of the Classified EP series and trust us, these are some pretty essential dancefloor selections. Ed:it & Pennygiles collab Set Theory gets the remix treatment from Ulterior Motive who keep the alterations subtle, retaining the vibe of the original but tuning it up for maximum punch. Next up, ST Files team up with Response for a characteristically deep outing on Wanna B 3; mellow high end floats along under an insistent, rolling break that seems primed to warm a floor before the bigger guns are broken out.
Label bosses Total Science join forces with FD for a classic liquid roller on Found A Reason Why, delivering that uplifting break-driven business that Total Science have made such a name for. Lush, sultry and sure to put a smile on your face! Last but not least, Villem & McLeod take things grimey on a stripped back halftime workout in the form of Strange You.
As usual CIA walk the line between musicality and dancefloor chops with ease and finesse, providing another fine selection for your record bag. Check out the clips below and hit up the CIA Bandcamp to cop the release on vinyl or digital right now!
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The rejuvenation of Function Records continues with another fresh EP from label owner Digital (who has been more than prolific recently with an absolute slew of material landing at labels all across the scene). The theme across the tracks this time definitely seems to be dub and jungle, with Rejection and Response-collab Light Years both harnessing classic jungle breaks for their groove and bringing an old school vibe to the table.
The titular Catch A Fire meanwhile drops the tempo for a dub reggae skank out that’s so spaced out it might as well be in orbit. If you’ve enjoyed Morphy’s outings as Dubmonger this last one should float your boat for sure. Check out the clips below and look out for the release dropping on vinyl and digital mid-May; pre-orders are up now at the Function website.
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Digital has lined up a tidy little three track EP for the relaunch of his Function Records imprint, featuring a new solo offering from the prolific producer alongside a collab and a very long awaited remix.
First up Digital teams up with Manchester producer Response for the tight, subby, jungle-infused riddims of Silver Lining, sure to delight old school heads with its percussion alone. Next up, the much sought after Dub Phizix remix of Deadline finally sees release, providing a nice spin on the original with those famous synth stabs backed up by a very Phizix drum and sub combo. Last but not least Digital goes in on a cheesy raved up banger in the form of Forever.
Not a bad wee selection really! Check out the clips below and look out for these dropping late February.
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Ingredients return with another excellent 12″ from up and coming Manchester producer Response. S.O.S. brings old school techstep vibes with up to the minute production techniques, combining rolling breaks, throbbing sub and ominous synth stabs for a Tech Itch style workout.
Control is the real star of the show here though, and is one of the most interesting tunes to have graced the Dojo inbox in recent times. A crisp 2-step beat provide the backbone of the tune, over which we’re treated to big sweeping synths, a melancholy lead melody and a repetitive, dystopian mantra about computers and their control on our society. You can hear all sorts of musical influences being melted down into this one, and the vibe is impressively creepy.
Check out the clips below and watch out for this one dropping on vinyl and digital September 8th.
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Cardiff based record store Catapult Records have truly put together a stunning lineup for their Sounds of the Baskerville event in June. The lineup features DJ Marky, Break, Rockwell and Audio headlining a packed event featuring sets from Klute, Dom & Roland, Ulterior Motive, Xtrah and many, many more. Truly a D&B heads paradise! Early Bird tickets are already sold out but you can still grab £75 tickets here. Don’t sleep!
Ingredients launch not one but two excellent 12″ singles from newcomer Response. Hailing from Manchester, the up and coming producer has developed quite a knack for techie rollers which embody the darkness and heft of early Techstep productions from the likes of Ed Rush & Optical.
The first single sees Creep opening the Response salvo with a dark roller imbued with pure subby goodness. Over on the flip Resistance chucks in hard, crusty snares and a hypnotic repeated hook matched with more of that simple yet elegant sub bass.
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The second single showcases some of Response’s deeper beats, with Surveillance taking the foot off the gas a bit to deliver a deep liquid roller. Over on the flip One Nation makes good use of ambient pads and a reggae sample on the intro before bringing back that warm, dark, sub laid over a classic stepper’s beat.
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Grab yourself copies of the vinyl from Redeye and look out for the digital copies dropping later in the month. And if you want to hear more from Response, check out his promo mix for Ingredients below!
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