Soundkeepers, which was conceived as a two-person Electro DJ/producer team evolved in 2010 to become the solo, mainly Dubstep, project of Ricky Medina. Although mixes and sets will include house music of all sorts where appropriate, Ricky plans to focus most of his energy on his blooming collection of Dubstep productions. With original tracks pending release from the labels Filthy Digital Recordings and Code of Arms Records in 2011, he is clearly on the right track. Artists like Reid Speed, Hellfire Machina, Somejerk, Nebulla, and Soroka have already shown interest in his music. It is, after all, hard to expect anything else from someone who, from a very young age, has experienced and been involved with the New York City dance music scene. To be sure, these roots influence his productions which tend to be huge, body-shaking melodic bangers. His love for all things below 80hz, however, extends past that description with productions of all sorts including tech house, electro house, and more agressive Dubstep tunes. At the end of the day one thing is clear, 2011 and beyond will be the age of Soundkeepers, so look out for this guy’s tunes in a club near you.
KLIKZ & DANJA are hitting the sceene with brutal force, bringing you the filthiest tunes oxfordshire has to offer, dubstep and drum & bass are the weapons of choice for these producers, causing mayhem in raves not just across the country, but across the pond, with a widening fan-base look out for KLIKZ & DANJA…
Title: Soundkeepers – Rasta Monsta Label: Code Of Arms (COA-D-037)
A. Soundkeepers – Rasta Monsta B. Soundkeepers – Flatline
Soundkeepers, which was conceived as a two-person Electro DJ/producer team evolved in 2010 to become the solo, mainly Dubstep, project of Ricky Medina. Although mixes and sets will include house music of all sorts where appropriate, Ricky plans to focus most of his energy on his blooming array of Dubstep productions. With prodigious success, his debut release on the US label, Filthy Digital, reached the top 50 on the Beatport Dubstep Bestsellers List in its first week. Soundkeepers is clearly on the right track. Artists like Reid Speed, Hellfire Machina, Somejerk, Nebulla, and Soroka have already shown interest in his music. It is, after all, hard to expect anything else from someone who, from a very young age, has experienced and been involved with the New York City dance music scene. These roots influence his productions which tend to be huge, body-shaking bangers at 140bpm, that are both melodic and agressively sinister. His love for all things below 80hz, however, extends past that description with productions of all sorts including tech house and electro house. At the end of the day one thing is clear, 2011 and beyond will be the age of Soundkeepers, so look out for this guy’s tunes in a club near you.
Code Of Arms is proud to announce the newest release from Bombaman.
Bombaman (Matt Carl) is one half of the dubstep duo Loetech with XI from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. As Kid Kameleon put it in his
column “Basic Needs” in the December 2007 issue of XLR8R, he makes dark, weird, boundary pushing music for you to meditate to in a club with large speakers. Always looking for a new way to mangle sub bass, you can find him pushing out new music every week in the form of 4/4, electro tinged dubstep.
He has forthcoming releases on LA Dubstep, Nostra, Code of Arms, Lo Dubs and Badman Press, and releases already available on Lo Dubs, Aufect Recordings and Dubplatelet. Working with XI for the past two years producing music and performing on their radio show STREAMIZM!, he has traveled up and down Ontario and Quebec and will be venturing all across North America in search of the perfect sound system to play his music on.
You can hear Crookers, Rusko, Diplo, 12th Planet, DZ, Starkey, Stenchman, the Trouble & Bass crew and many other top shelf DJ’s playing his music these days, so heads up.
Code Of Arms is proud to announce the latest digital release, Chip Off The Iceberg by Bobosaw. Iceberg is the essential track to listen to this winter and will send you on a lyrical journey experiencing reggae rooted dub beats and Bobo Saw’s unique and appealing vocals. The release features a dubstep remix by NYC based duo Hellfire Machina which puts a heavier and harder bass twist on the track.
Devon Clarke (Bobo Saw) was born in Kingston 12 in Trench Town, Jamaica. Over a long career he has shared the stage with Sizzla Kalonji, as well as the legendary Burning Spear, Bounty Killer, Frankie Paul, Pam Hall, Mikey Merican and Jigsy King. Today he is still a prolific producer and talented performer. Clarke’s success is a product of two decades of unyielding devotion to his music. His career first launched in 1986 when he formed Declaration Music, which released its first recording “Color Kodak” in the same year. Other producers quickly took notice of his talent, and by 1994 he had released tracks with various artists & labels, including World A Spin, Lambada, Days of School, Mek Some Money and Killing Feeling.
Hellfire Machina is a duo dupstep team including Jody Shires aka ‘Mechabot1′ (One half of Sunz Of Mecha and Uncouth Youth/ Label boss at Mechamusic/ Owner of Breaksfm) and Tom Williams aka ‘Chosen Substance’ (Founding member of Junglist Movement and Raw Groove UK). Prior to the birth of this project in late 2008. Jody Shires and Tom Williams collectively had over 60 releases under their belts, along with production work for grammy nominated artists, numerous UK top ten remixes, 5 Breakspoll Awards, Best International Dj in the Spanish EDM awards 3 years running and a history in bass culture that is second to none. The year is now 2010, sonic exploration in the realm of bass fueled riddims is the primary mission for Hellfire Machina. Since migrating from London, Tom and Jody have firmly made their presence felt in New York’s bass music community. Constantly touring and promoting parties, this deadly team of subsonic soldiers don’t show any signs of slowing down, slaying shows from LA to Brooklyn with wave after wave of block rocking panty dropping next level riddims. With production and project management credits on last years Enter The Dubstep WU TANG album, they are currently crafting an album for Brand Nubian, which is due for release at the end of this year. With an ever constant stream of digital and vinyl releases Hellfire’s trademark but diverse sound has embedded itself deep into the landscape and their own artist album is due for release spring 2011, which is being developed in their now famously named studio ‘Planet Twisted’.
“New York is cold… when it gets cold it’s so cold”
January 11th on Beatport presented by Code Of Arms
Code Of Arms is proud to announce the vinyl release of Old Skool Dub / Eskimo Jam featuring Depone and Sonwah Fresh.
Depone is gaining momentum in the dubstep world, with several releases under his belt he has caught the attention of various artists and labels worldwide, and his tunes are played by some of the biggest names in the genre. Depone’s skills at the buttons are exceptional. Pursuing an honors degree in music technology, his production qualities shine through in every track he touches. Depone has been killing clubs for years as a DJ as well, and fills the floors with a mixture of dark, moody, tekky dubstep with a stab of raw energy.
Sonwah Fresh, a.k.a. Sonny Lindon, was born in Devon Southwest, UK and
was first influenced by dance music at the age of 10. Introduced to drum ‘n’ bass and break beat at a young age, he started producing on just a Playstation. With the help of his friend Depone and his music production education, he learned the tricks of the trade and is now making serious moves in the EDM scene. This, his vinyl debut on Code Of Arms, is just the beginning for Sonwah Fresh.
Old Skool Dub is in a class of it’s own. Depone and Sonwah Fresh masterfully blend the old sound with the new, creating a hybrid-monster of a tune. Enticing familiar female vocal samples lure
you in to the drop, which rapidly batters the rhythm with hard sub. The nineties style synth bounces around the punchy drums, providing a perfect compliment to the gritty bass sounds. A pure feeling of nostalgia is combined with murderous bass-fueled mischief in this futuristic dream called Old Skool Dub.
Eskimo Jam opens with big cracks and booms in the distance that creates a dark, eerie atmosphere throughout the track. The exotic guitar and elastic skanky chords set the deep underlying melody of the song, which the bass then rudely counters. Nothing can prepare you though for when the sub drops in with a “Tony Montana” attitude, as the vocal sample accentuates. Tight, crisp drums answer to the wild synth sweeps and the sharp stabs that relentlessly pierce and sting the rhythm.
Eskimo Jam is an all out club banger with staying power so make sure you pick it up…
Side A OldSkool Dub - Depone & Sonwah Fresh COA-010 A. Snippet by Code Of Arms Records
Side B Eskimo Jam - Depone COA-010 B. Snippet by Code Of Arms Records