It's rare that music can feel 'new' anymore. But sometimes an artist comes along with an unusual mix of sounds and something bigger happens. We're proud to introduce you to something deep, menacing - and yes - something new.
Talk is Daniel Lewis. His music is an intoxicating mixture of the mystical and guttural elements of strange late night lifestyles. Talk's music is surprisingly cinematic yet, at heart, everything he produces is dark bass-filled club music. With an ear toward dubstep, gutter house, grime and tech-house, Talk is always moving forward. He's constantly presenting audiences with his own atmosphere, constantly on the lookout for seductive new sounds.
The Holy Mountain EP is Talk's debut release and it's pretty challenging. The title track is an epic bass music anthem and an ode to the 1973 psychedelic film by Alejandro Jodorowsky of the same name. "Finland" finds haunting choirs melding together over a percussive backbone, while "Burning Alive" is a dark, artful tech house wasteland of delayed voices and synths. "Walking Disease" finds Talk at work with lazer sitars, cinematic strings and haunting synth stabs; it's a dark journey through dark places.
And then we have the remixes. Hot as hell Distal brings even more heat with his tense organ driven Dubstep remix of Holy Mountain. UK mystery man Skinnz made a skittery garage inspired take on the title track while LA/Canada duo LOL Boys push up the 3Ball Club. Last but most assuredly not least, Deathface gives you a kidney punch with his screaming Dubstep version of Walking Disease to round out the release.
Talk is also the first of a next generation of producers we’re proud to be working with. Together with Canblaster (he’s next in Nov/Dec), Distal and Magnum, they are a new generation of producers that are pushing the limits in a big way.
SKETCH HITS DOUBLE FIGURES ! Yes, we're very proud to announce the 10th release on Sketch, and this is a very special one indeed !
DJ and production talent Scott Harris does the honours with a zig-zagging sojourn into new sonic territory... exotic new bass sounds go round for round with high-pressure reggaeton influences in this genre-crossing monster !
3D Criminalz deliver a showstopper of a remix... swollen bass gets shown the way home by the biggest hands-up drop we've seen in a long time for an assured dancefloor anthem !
Groove definitely puts the 'G' in Geoff – appealing to House, Fidget, Tribal and Tech heads alike, this funky secret weapon is superbly greater than a sum of its parts !
Harking back to the days of Rave, Tone Idle slap us back to the here-and-now with this unforgettable electronic rant.... ABANDON SHIP ! ;-)
1. Who's The Badman (Original Mix)
2. Who's The Badman (3D Criminalz Remix)
3. Who's The Badman (Geoff K Remix)
4. Who's The Badman (Tone Idle Remix)
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'Who's The Badman' Scott Harris (Original Mix) by Sketch Records
'Who's the Badman' Scott Harris (3D Criminalz Remix) by Sketch Records
'Who's the Badman' Scott Harris (Geoff K Remix) by Sketch Records
'Who's the Badman' Scott Harris (Tone Idle Remix) by Sketch Records
Sketch Records is very proud to present 'The 12 Steps EP' from the mighty Filthy Rehab ! With over 50 releases under their belt since November last year, plays by Kissy Sell Out on Radio 1 and support from Lazy Rich, Will Bailey, Rico Tubbs and Luvstuff, these boys are on FIRE ! Already with 2 remixes released on Sketch, now is perfect timing for an EP !
Kicking off with the cleverly-named 'DisGo', FR work their production magic blending disco influences (see what they did there ?) with solid filthy bass to create a unique new flavour ! Uplifting, soulful & smooth vibes compliment effortlessly the rancid kicking bass - something very special indeed !
Getting the party well and truly pumping with the second track on this EP ('My Ami'), the boys jump it up staccato-style with some serious electro-scratch insanity ! Big, heavy production expertly supports this insistently wonky nod to the 'land of Vice' across the pond, so get yourself tooled up with this secret weapon !
Building on the 'tribal electro' feel established so far, 'Bounce' is a pounding, relentless dancefloor workout that demands attention - high synth plays devil's advocate to intense rhythmical toms, ensuring maximum energy... not for the faint-hearted !!!
3D Criminalz do their thing for Sketch once more, making audio mince meat out 'DisGo' – true crazy bass madness grabs hold, piling fist-first into 3-Dimensional beats... unmissable !!!!!
The Damn Bell Doors come knockin' next up, with a peak-time electro showstopper.... if robots mowed the lawn on speed, it would sound like this ! Irresistible surging power dominates completely, and following releases on Nu Style and Champion Beats, these guys are set to follow that lead !
Emerging talent Marc Ballum drops a truly crossover remix on this release, fusing trance elements with a big room electro sound to immense effect ! The louder the better with this one !
2. My Ami
4. DisGo (3D Criminalz Remix)
5. My Ami (The Damn Bell Doors Remix)
6. Bounce (Marc Ballum Remix)
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