This winter Code Of Arms will be releasing the long awaited remix of one of our biggest hits, Bobosaw - Chip Off The Iceberg Remixed by Soundboy Pussy. This ones heavy so watch out!!!
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.
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.
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 remains a prolific producer and talented performer. His career first launched in 1986 when he formed Declaration Music, which released its first recording “Color Kodak” in the same year.
In 1994, he migrated to the U.S.A and was awarded the 91.5 FM Youth in Progress award for his hit song Stop The War, produced by Bobby Konders of Hot 97. Also produced were a host of other songs such as Make Dem Gwan Talk, Ganja Man & Moving in a Very High Tempo.
In 2002 Clarke toured France, Switzerland, and the UK with Sister Carol, who recognized his potential for pleasing European crowds and helped him make the connection.
Devon is credited with the releases Color Kodak, World A Spin, Reggae Lambada, Days of School, Mek Some Money, Killing Feeling, Stop The War, Moving In A Very High Tempo, Revelation, Bits and Pieces, Worry Dem, Cry Fi Yuh Loving, New York Blues, Tenor Saw Dead and Gone, Belly of The Beast, Rock Solid, Mek Dem Gwan Talk (with Jigsy King) and Ganja Man Tune (with Yankee B.) He has also performed and released a song with one of the godfathers of Reggae, Sugar Minott, who promoted artists such as the late Tenor Saw, Yami Bolo, Junior Reid, Half Pint, Pinchers, and more.
Clarke’s first album, Against All Odds - Tribute to Tenor Saw & Nitty Gritty, was released on his label Declaration Music in the 1990s and was recently repressed by Deadly Dragon Sound System. He is currently working on a second album, but in the mean time has been taking in the success on his most recent single, Chip Off The Iceberg on Code of Arms Records.
Glÿph feat. Maksim - Sub Cubensis / Shrimp - COA-D-032 Label: Code Of Arms
A. Sub Cubensis B. Shrimp
Code Of Arms is proud to announce the newest release from Glÿph featuring Maksim..
.Glÿph is the collaboration project of Lixkä and Myosïs, two DJ/producers from Belgium. Glÿph was created in November 2009 and as the project grew, they began producing haunting & aggressive dubstep. Their two first productions (African Junkie & Distrogena) enabled them to get signed and make a free release with Necroid Recordings. With the help of local event organizers, the duo grew and were able to expand to join forces with more labels including “F*ckin’ Beat” crew. Other labels featuring Glÿph include Code of Arms, Krypled Brain, Gradient Audio and MonkeyDub. Maksim is an MC/producer, originally from north London, writing and producing in the styles of Dubstep, Drum & Bass and Hip Hop. His experience in performing live sets has grown rapidly in the past 6 months, after hosting several nights and spraying bars for the likes of Cookie Monsta, DJ Fresh, Chasing Shadows, Skism, Document One, Funtcase, Broken Note, Ruckspin, Skrillex, Bare Noize and DC Breaks.
Code Of Arms is proud to announce the digital 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
COA-D-023 Cloak and Dagger EP I - Various Artists in stores June 15th, 2010
Code Of Arms Records is proud to announce the release of this long awaited e.p., featuring tracks by Geeks (Antwerp, BE/Amphibian), Digid (Sint-Niklass, BE/Bass Punch/Rest In Beatz), Bukkha (Texas, US/Betamorph/Stupid Fly/Filthy Digital), Rugged163 (Stockholm, SE/Code Of Arms) Morphous (New York, US/Dissedent) and Juakali (Los Angeles, US/Dub War). As the title suggests, all of the tunes are heavily reggae/dub influenced dubstep, each capturing different elements of Jamaican born music. This is a one of a kind album with pure summer vibes. Show your support of great independent music, BUY IT TODAY!
1. Geeks - Guns High
2. Rugged163 - Dub Operetha
3. Digid - Sellasie
4. Digid - Scumbags (Bukkha Remix)
5. Morphous ft. Juakali - Rama Chant
NOW AVAILABLE TO LISTEN AND PURCHASE AT BEATPORT, JUNO AND DIGITAL-TUNES