We’re relaunching our dormant Get To Know series this month and first in the spotlight is London imprint Inperspective Records! Label boss Chris has turned a few heads recently via his outspoken criticism of Hospital Records, and the recent launch of the Black Junglist Alliance, but his roots in the scene run far deeper than the last few months – for twenty years now Inperspective has provided a top-class selection of jungle and drumfunk leaning sounds. Read on for a look through our favourites from the label archive.
ASC – 2019 (The Nexus Spiral) / Surface Tension [INP002]
Winding back to the year 2000, Inperspective’s second release came from ASC who came correct with two atmospheric, breakbeat-driven tracks. Airy pads, warm sub and frantic breakbeat cuts, this is golden era drumfunk at it’s finest.
Fracture & Neptune – Our Sound / Hung Up [SE4001]
Launching Inperspective’s INP sub label in 2005, Fracture & Neptune brought a pair of darkly funky cuts, channelling jazz licks into the mix alongside a brooding bassline on Hung Up, with Our Sound taking in a more dub influenced vibe.
Seba – No One Dies / Island Dub [INP025]
Fast forward to 2018 and this one is a stinker; Seba bringing straight up menace on No One Dies with a selection of classic breaks, chopped and sharpened for maximum damage. Island Dub on the flip provides a welcome antidote to the hectic A-side via a much more chilled mood.
Andy Skopes – Who Are You / Laterality [INP021]
The late, great Andy Skopes brought a couple of his trademark drumfunk epics to Inperspective on this one from 2017. Hypnotic stuff, and up there with True Chord Redux in terms of all time favourite Skopes releases here at Dojo HQ. RIP Andy, your presence is much missed.
Lynch Kingsley – Death Cycles [INP029]
We couldn’t round up the label’s output without giving a shout to this one from Lynch Kingsley which dropped earlier this year. Representing some of the Italian producer’s best work to date, this is a proper voyage through atmospheric Drum & Bass, Dub and more. Special mention to The Blind Ronin for being a rare homage to Ni Ten Ichi Ryu which actually comes close to the original!
There you have it; five of the best from Inperspective. Even picking five was incredibly hard, and we had to skip over incredible releases from the likes of Earl Grey, Equinox, Breakage, Sinistarr, Chris Inperspective and many many more. Be sure to hit up the label’s Soundcloud and Bandcamp pages – dive deep and discover your own favourites.