Our soundsystem heritage is never far from the releases we put out but this one is straight up fire for summer bass-bin bashing. Four tracks of bashy carnival business released on August 19th right on time for Notting Hill.
Ghosttown hails from London with over ten years as a producer behind the scenes for artists including Foreign Beggars, Jehst, Task Force, and J Dilla-associates Frank n Dank. His new Dead Players Club collab with MCs Dabbla and Jam Baxter is gaining a lot of attention on the UK underground. Parly B is one of the UKs baddest new dancehall and roots MCs, recently found rocking Glastonbury with Mungo’s Hifi and Reggae Roast. He’s featured on several Senseless releases in the past including the recent Sarantis LP.
The four tracks blend up bashment, roots and hip hop influences to cook up a unique sound clash, from tough, insistent dancehall style riddims on Demacall and Tightest Summin through to bashy hip hop on the title track Every Manor. The EP finishes up with Wickedest Sound that balances bouncing hip-hop drums on the intro with a dubwise drop that references classic dubstep and digital dub.
The video is filmed by Leeds-born, Berlin based Rob Blake (robblake.tv). Shot in London and Berlin he takes the track’s twin themes of girls and cities and lets his stop-motion imagination run wild.
Taken outside a club in Leeds last week, Senseless family Parly B and Dialect warm up the freezing weather by trading some big freestyle bars. The instro Reach Riddim coming out on Senseless with Hotline on Synesthesia #3 😉 More news soon..
“Dope!” – Brenmar
“Phenomenal! Going to be playing a lot” – Chrissy Murderbot
Support from: Phantom, Numan, Cardopusher, Warlock, Kanji Kinetic, Octapush, Pirate Soundsystem+++
A string of classic grime tracks from Sarantis originally launched the label so it’s fitting that the original Senseless artist returns to help celebrate our 5th birthday. The Greenhouse EP takes the signature Sarantis blend of raw grime and basement and hotwires it to a 160bpm juke tempo to create a fresh hybrid that could only come from one artist.
‘Militant’ jacks up grime strings and a wall of bass alongside the firing bashment delivery of rising star Parly B with a prophetic message given the recent social unrest. Title track Greenhouse FX samples horns hip hop style before splicing them in to a million pieces and reassembling them on tough percussion and elastic synths. More Dead Than Alive is straight grime with menacing, cinematic strings. Distorted Reality references sci-fi, 8-bit and classic Detroit to cook up one of the EP highlights. Scanner Riddim completes the package, an instrumental of militant crying out to be re-voiced by any MCs that can handle it.