New Release: Furniss - Creeping (Serial Killaz Remix)

“Raise up your lighters in the sky real high” is a line every self respecting junglist knows all too well and if you know your upfront beats then this lyric has already been fixed into your brain for eternity. We are, of course, talking about the original ‘Creeping’ by Furniss featuring legendary mic man Spyda. It’s release in 2018 saw it blaze the download charts and was certainly a standout track the Serial Killaz compilation ‘The Mixtape Volume 2’.

The 2019 Serial Killaz remix takes the vocals and vibes of the original, puts them into a big mixing pot and outputs a ‘Walk and Skank’ affair of epic proportion. It’s no let up attitude means this rework is certainly taking no prisoners on the dancefloor and some may say, it's begging for a double drop to add another dimension of weight to it.

Spyda certainly continues to showcase why he’s so influential to all generations and his unique lyrical delivery certainly cannot be compared.

In true upfront jungle style the remix fits perfectly into any location and any situation. Leave the original for grotty 4am dances for that ultimate pick up.

New Release: Kastro & Scudd - LDN Ting

London certainly doesn’t need any long winded introduction as to its importance in the drum and bass scene and it’s no surprise that Kastro and Scudd chose to use inspiration from our legendary city for their first EP for Serial Killaz.

The title track ‘LDN TING’ reeks of intensity. If you were lucky enough to visit The End, imagine this going off at 2am next to a gang of gas and lighter equipped corner creepers. Its indestructible bassline riffs coincide perfectly with tough breaks, rolling percussion and a sneaky one liner vocal.

‘Ease Out’ takes a familiar and well loved stance, easily fitting into the Serial Killaz back catalogue. It’s flipped out, relaxed vibes of the intro combine perfectly with the rubberband style bass that certainly takes inspiration from vibes of an era gone by.

If there ever was a reason to kick back and skank out then the half step vibes of ‘Something About You’ is probably your one stop shop of 2019 and beyond. Showing their versatility in numbers here, Kastro and Scudd fire out a right old grumpy bastard of a tune with muddy beats, bass and a cheeky little arpeggiated riff.

Kastro and Scudd split into two for ‘Who We Are’ and ‘Forever’ respectfully. The first being a vocal led box of tricks, initial assumptions bring forth a commercial dancefloor track but that’s certainly far from the truth after the breakdown. Scudd takes the end of the EP and what a way to finish. ‘Forever’ jumps on the vibe of recent months with a bouncy house organ riff and skippy breakbeats.

A clever, well respected package that’s a fine tribute to the many genres, styles and flavours of our capital city. No ramping. Newcastle crew representing hard.

Artists: Kastro & Scudd Release Date: 08th November 2019 Label: Serial Killaz Press Release: Dubplate Creative

New Release: Dez - Dub Organizer EP

Dez and Serial Killaz have a great history together although he’s been slightly absent from our label for a while now. He’s like that long lost uncle who now and again turns up out of nowhere laden with dubplates which is exactly the kind of relative we like! Dez certainly lived up to expectations this time around with a weighty selection of 4 upfront jungle smashers for his ‘Dub Organizer’ EP.

Laced with Rodigan vocal shots and covered in reggae hooks, the lead tune ‘Dubplate’ takes a normal sub bass and reduces the threshold to below sea level. You would think with this level of low end Dez has some kind of superhuman hearing - that or a few SubPac’s strapped to his chest!

The title track ‘Dub Organizer’ rolls out huge chunks of beats, bass and vocals following the EPs theme of utter speaker devastation. ‘Shine Eye Girl’ throws out a lovely short of breath snare that perfectly slaps heads all over the dance. It also breaks through the mix to perfection, adding a certainly flair to the rumbling low end bass.

Locking things off with ‘Sound System’. A tune quite dissimilar to the previous 3 yet not out of place as you may be assuming. Technical switches in abundance and one potentially aimed as the crews taking it that little bit easier. We rollin’.

Exclusive copies now available on the Serial Killaz shop.

Artist: Dez Release Date: 08th November 2019 Label: Serial Killaz Press Release: Dubplate Creative

New Release: T>I & Saxxon - Sundown EP

T>I and Saxxon combine forces and team up with foundation label Serial Killaz to bring you one hell of a throwback EP. These highly anticipated battle weapons have been waiting for the exact time to launch and that time is now..

The title track ‘Sundown’ and ‘11:55’ have a ton of funk injected into them and no doubt take inspiration from the many big tunes of the golden era of jump up. This is a big bonus and certainly not one single fog horn in earshot.

From the immense mid 90’s vibes of ‘Tracker’ to ‘Silent Earth’ and it's a bucket load of wobble bass, this EP really does demonstrate both producers versatility on the buttons.

What you get here from both T>I and Saxxon is their history and roots wrapped up into one tidy package and who better than to represent them than the Serial Killaz label. A junglist match made by the bass bin.

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  • Artist: T>I & Saxxon
  • Release: Sundown EP
  • Label: Serial Killaz
  • Catalogue: KILLAZ056DIG
  • Press Release: Dubplate Creative

Tracks: 1. Sundown 1. Tracker 1. 11.55 1. Silent Earth

New Release: Masker - Fully Armed EP

No stranger to shelling down raves and studio sessions alike, Masker is back with a crate of rounds, C4 and juggernaut suits to blow the bloody doors off. Already a firm favourite with the Serial Killaz camp and having released previously via the Mixtape Series, it’s no surprise he’s back at it with his debut EP.

‘Every Ting’ hasn’t left virtual boxes since it landed on dub and with its moody, rolling bassline and instant appeal to double drop it with everything in the same key range, it’s not going near the trash can in a hurry. Dripping in Moschino, sticking to corners and grabbing you when you least expect it.

‘Jungle Lick’ follows suit but in a very ‘95 flavour, another reason why the diverse style of Masker’s production has fallen so well with the label. Atmospheric vibes a run with ‘Hush’ and certainly not one you want to fall into any K hole to. It's horror presence would freak out the dance like nobody's business so it’s probably a good idea to shout the lighting technician to reach for the bright lights.

‘Harmonic Drones’ is a growler with attitude and nothing less. Cooking up some trouble in his studio has led to Masker lashing down all kinds of filth with this and it’s another fine part of this EP that fits the title perfectly.

Title track business ends the EP and ‘Fully Armed’ fills your speaker box full of colour, flooding those all important Serial Killaz vibes from ear to ear. A clever mix from Masker with elements of both his moody, sublow style and good vibes. It’s like a bastard lovechild of good versus evil. Nasty yet satisfying regardless of the dance you’re dropping it at.

Bun it down.

Artist: Masker Release Date: 06/09/2019 Label: Serial Killaz Press Release: Dubplate Creative

New Release: Exile & Mark XTC - New Skool EP

Mark XTC and Exile have been destroying speaker boxes for years and have certainly produced an anthem or two in the process. Stick that acid face back on and flash up your lighter as this wicked collection of tracks certainly combines the best of old and new. Rinse out!

‘Take Me Away’ comes fully correct with a combination of mid 90’s happy hardcore vocals and gritty, bass notes. Who would have thought the flip of ‘Six Days’ would be creating a storm all over again but in a totally different format? One thing is for sure - it works and does a fine job of crossing a relatively unexplored crossbreed.

The microphone champion GQ provided his calm and collected vocal ability on ‘Instinct’. An intimidating trip through vocal led breaks and nasty bass that instinctively causes front to back head movements. One for the corner shufflers.

Remember The X? How about the label Jump Up? Fear not as ‘New Dawn’ gets a well respected relick with 2019 drums, wonky pitch shifted bass and those silky smooth vocals you may well know and love. One to pull up a second time!

It’s 6am and the lights are on, what do you do? Drop ‘New Skool’ for starters and watch the sea of wide eye ravers spring back to life. This end track to the EP is nothing short of a secret weapon, causing speakers to self combust and the latest pair of Air Max to shred into thin air.

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Words: Jamie 23

New Release: DJ Hybrid - Battle Skillz

DJ Hybrid and friends present a swift roundhouse to the back of the neck with ‘Battle Skillz’, a full on attack to the nervous system delivered by Serial Killaz.

Immerse yourself in frontal assault as the title track delivers 50,000 watts of damage. The simplistic breakbeat combination synchronises effortlessly with gnarly bass notes, reloading glocks and rough and tough vocal snippets. Steppas rejoice as this is exactly what you have been waiting for!

Hybrid links with Replicant for ‘Tell You’ - a tonal affair of bass reverb, dreamy pads and elements of ‘94 jungle that wasn’t be a miss at your local warehouse rave. Battling with sleep deprivation is certainly a cause for concern and ‘Insomnia’ drives these issues home by way of a ton of sonic twists and turns, bassline risers and sneaky breakbeats.

Altering your sense of direction in the form of ‘Push’. An off key, out of step beast that would certainly fit with the original 3 beat style. Experimental to the core and a tough beast to tame. ‘Watch This’ delivers a special treat in the form of real low end sub bass carefully wrapped around Serial Killaz style vocal stabs, delay soaked keys and Bristol influenced beats.

My Selecta finishes off the battle alongside DJ Hybrid for a final round of trap influenced snare hits that will no doubt cause an influx of head nodding, side shaking and brain vibrating motions. It’s pitch bent low end provided an additional blow to the skull. Finish him.

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Press Release: Dubplate Creative

New Release: Nectax - Paradox EP

Hailing from Newcastle and sticking directly to the Serial Killaz deep roots, Nectax delivers a fine slice of everything you would expect from this legendary label. ‘Paradox EP’ is a fine mashup of both classic and upfront styles with a firm nod to Nectax’s many influences. Heads from all all eras and all walks of life will appreciate the style and selection.

From the silky jungle flavours of ‘Paradox’ to the experimental building blocks of ‘Greedo’, Nectax delivers a audio journey of stretched and rolled breakbeats, proper sublow basslines and punchy vocal stabs and melodies. Memories of Jungle Splash may well come flooding back here, maybe even that moody basement party circa ‘95 with 500 sweaty ravers!

‘Hologram’ really is a true representation of lazers licking off shots through a haze driven dance floor. Forgot Co2 cannons if you’re dropping this one as it’s all about the attitude - stick your head down and shuffle. A dynamic switch in the form of ‘Dice’ which is no doubt a true building shaker! Rumbling jungle basslines accompany skippy breakbeats and crashing drum loops which drive the vibes hard. ‘One More Sunset’ brings proceedings to a close with its flexed out rolling stance and melodic vibes. A fine end to a superb collection of tunes.

Jungle music has always been about vibes and feelings, both of which Nectax captures effortlessly here. Watch the ride!

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Press Release: Jamie S23

New Release: Veak - Amen Adventures

Killa Dubz, Serial Killaz authentic offshoot continues to deliver brash, jungle beats and in true form follows up Java’s ‘Original Ruffneck’ with longtime label veteran Veak and his amazing EP ‘Amen Adventures’. Lighters and gas cans at the ready, this is another blazing delivery.

Veak chooses elements wisely with ‘Bad Load’. A well known vocal hook, oozing with passion and enthusiasm compliments the crushing breakbeats as if this could well have been an official flipside. If this doesn’t cause a surge of brocking out junglists, nothing will!

‘Badman Killa Sound’ revisits the tried and tested formula of tight echo and high pass filters layered to perfection over Amen mashed up breaks. This one is as ruffneck as they come and would certainly have been at home inna war in ‘94 let alone busting up a dance in 2019.

Flipping the script in true Veak style with the likes of ‘Bongo’ and ‘Never Leave’. Two very dangerous tracks filled with underground sublow basslines and murkey beats that will no doubt appeal to the corner lurkers.

Further chopped up breaks compliment this release and with a distinct Serial Killaz style and flavour, fans of the label will not be dissapointed.

Veak didn’t title this EP ‘Amen Adventures’ for no reasons and with a total of 10 mashed up breakbeat destroyers in the bag, this release is set to cause flames wherever it’s dropped.

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Press Release: Jamie S23

New Release: Mozey - Back to Funk

Junglists worldwide rejoice as now is your time to pick up the full package from Mozey as ‘Back to Funk’ hits the digital shelves. A 5 track onslaught of the senses and certainly something for everyone as jungle meets jump up for 2019.

The title track ‘Back to Funk’ certainly lives up to expectations with its staggered bass notes that fire off all over the place, rebounding off walls and taking heads with them. The same can also be said for ‘Your Imagination’ which is straight up murderation, taking no prisoners with its militant tones. A true steppa if you ever heard one!

A Serial Killaz release wouldn’t be authentic without a splash of reggae influenced jungle and ‘Greetings’ doesn’t disappoint. Licking summertime vibes across the dance floor before dropping into a murky, twisted combination of growling rumblings.

Downtempo vibes a run as Mozey links with veterans of the scene, The Ragga Twins, in the form of ‘Tribal Killaz’. A combination of hard step, kick drum led beats laced with lyrical flavours that only the twins could bring to a track.

Leaving you with nothing short of grimace in the form of ‘Screwface’. A sign off combining a locked jaw, red pupils and 10,000 shuffles in a pair of Reebok Classics. One of the rudebwoy crew.

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Press Release: Jamie S2

New Release: Java - Original Ruffneck EP

Jungle, in its rawest format is certainly not about a kick, snare, kick and a floppy bassline. You can forget this one note bassline nonsense too. Java has obviously answered the call to educate the masses and quite rightly linked up with Serial Killaz to put together this amazing EP for their Killa Dubz imprint. ‘Original Ruffneck’ is coming to conquer, taking down all pretenders in the process.

Metallic timestretched vocals straight out of an Akai sampler, mashed up Amens in abundance and a ton of ragga infused vocals all mix perfectly together to provide one hell of a time warp back to 1993. You can forget your ‘94 or ‘96 influences as this really is a trip back to Dance Trance, The Edge or Love of Life and a real education in how to produce jungle in 2018.

Authentic to the core and with certification from both Graham and Tobie, this EP sits in high regards. It also needs to sit at the top of your Serato crate, don’t sleep on this.

Exclusive to the Serial Killaz shop for one week prior to general release. - Format: WAV - Artist: Java - Title: Original Ruffneck EP - Label: Killadubz Recordings - Catalogue: KILLADUBZ010DIG - Release Date: 14th December 2018 - Words: Jamie S23

New Release: Steppa Style & Lowriderz - Underwater

Lowriderz, fresh out of the jungle war comes another heavy slab of unfiltered breakbeat goodness in the form of the ‘Underwater EP’. Featuring the vocals of Russian Dancehall and Reggae MC, Steppa Style, this is another wicked release from the Serial Killaz offshoot label Street Life which once again shows how dedicated these guys are to authenticity.

Lead vocals from the one like Steppa Style kickstart proceedings straight away featuring one hell of a catchy hook that will have crowds chanting for days. ‘Underwater’ is a direct onslaught on the senses with a ton of mashed up breakbeats, dub effects and a short ranged lead bassline that bangs.

‘Eva Load’ delivers some real lyrically education. A great feel good message, excellent double timing all wrapped up in glossy production that this dynamic duo are well known for.

Reminiscent of ‘94 yet as upfront as you could possibly wish for. Street Life and its artists really are a winning combination for die hard junglists of all ages.

Upfront copies exclusively available on the Serial Killaz shop for one week before general release!

  • Format: WAV
  • Artist: Steppa Style & Lowriderz
  • Title: Underwater
  • Label: Streetlife Recordings
  • Catalogue: STREETLIFE016DIG
  • Release Date: 7th December 2018
  • Words: Jamie S23

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