The time has come!
Senseless touches down on the mighty Meteor stage at Glade this weekend. The line up for just this one stage is quite simply insane with crews like Earnest Endeavours, Robox Neotech and our boys Donky Pitch joining us. Huge shouts to the Uppercut crew for creating the stage, the DJ Box is a UFO with a dancefloor packed with underfloor bass.
We’re bringing the full crew for the showcase repping the whole spectrum of Senseless sounds from bashment, dub and reggae to grime, house, electro and everything in between.
Better late than never we’re launching our podcast series where we get artists, friends and fam to boil up some straight heat. First up one of our favourite artists and a long time Senseless collaborator, Murlo. A big bashy blend of dancehall and funky with plenty of his own edits and productions.
Saturday 16th July, Meteor Stage
17:00-17:30 Ghosttown ft MC Dabbla
18:15-20:15 Senseless Allstars ft Deville, Sarantis, Sasquatch & MC Ishu
20:15 – 21:00 Mak & Pasteman
The results are in and the rave was immense in every way. Plans are already being made for the next one. Relive the madness in this gallery @Bartek Szadura for the camera work:
We have hooked up once again with some of our friends from across London to bring you a Halloween melt down of truly EPIC proportions.
IN THIS PLACE THERE ARE THE DEAD, THE DEADLY AND THE DYING.
THE Z-SHED // COIN OPERATED //
BIN JUICE // RAG N BONE // THEM //
SENSELESS // DUNGEON BOUNCE
PRESENT THE LDN BOROUGH OF BASS HALLOWEEN RAVE!
✞LTD ADV TICKETS £6.66// http://www.wegottickets.com/event/135153
DILLINJA // valve sound
TERROR DANJAH // hard drive
BURGABOY // fat city
BIZZY B // planet mu
DJ NARROWS// storming
KANJ KINETIC// mutant bass
SQUIRE OF GOTHOS// rag n bone
RRRITALIN// coin operated
PIRATE SOUNDSYSTEM// heavy warper
SUBMERSE// well rounded
JEROME HILL// don’t
WARLOCK// rag n bone
MUSTARD GUNN// coin operated
DAS BOOT// the z-shed
VITAL TEAM// dungeon bounce
ANGELA MURKLE// them
BIN JUICE DJ’S//
POWERED BY// armada sound & retox
For one night only seven of London’s grubbiest will go head to head for a Halloween rave that would see Charles Manson crying like a little girl. Expect death, disease, famine and loads of fucking smoke machines.
✞SATURDAY 29TH OCTOBER
✞THE BUSSEY BUILDING, 133 RYE LANE, SE15 4ST
✞LTD ADV TICKETS £6.66// http://www.wegottickets.com/event/135153
✞TRANSPORT // Peckham Rye Rail Station (From London Bridge), Buses: 12, 37, 63, 78, N63, N343
✞DRESS FOR DEATH
Mash it up in the technicolour international bass den downstairs, with a cross section of the finest selectors the UK and Americas have to offer, tempted into the chaos by Big Gwan himself… Ascend from the depths of the den and take of the devilish pleasures on offer inside the rock n roll disco, where heavy blues men drink with sultans of surf, and circus cabaret is performed for drunk punks and lost children of the rave.. Feed your senses and groom your souls with genuinely cheap liquor and all the freedom of the speakeasy…Come shake off your shackles and grind down with Big Gwan!
10 pounds entry all night, includes free drink!
The celebrations for our fifth birthday started properly on Saturday with the epic 2000 person rave, pics and videos from that coming later in the week. All the information about the Synesthesia is here, the launch is this Thursday, Cafe 1001, Brick Lane. 6pm-Late. Very LTD signed Giclee prints will be on sale of each work and this is the only chance to see them before each gets released, so come on down.
Summer 2011 marks five years of Senseless Records, five years since the soundsystem culture of Leeds, UK inspired Sarantis to press up his first white label grime EP. In that time we’ve searched the UK and far beyond for international heat reaching out from Warsaw to Caracas. We’ve released almost twenty EPs and two albums of technicolour bass music from an extended family of artists including vocalists like Max Romeo, Warrior Queen, Badness, Foreign Beggars and YT and producers like Jack Sparrow, Starkey, Ghosttown, Phantom, Kanji Kinetic, Brackles, MRK1, Pocz & Pacheko and many more.
To celebrate five years we proudly present Synesthesia: five limited edition of 250 vinyl EPs, each with hand screen printed sleeve art from rising UK star Chris Pell. The releases are themed around the five senses and features a high quality art print insert from specially commissioned international artists representing each sense. Every 12″ includes three tracks from a selection made up of existing Senseless artists, some very exciting debut releases and a selection of legendary names who have inspired the label over the years. Confirmed contributors include Poirier, Rossi B & Luca, Oris J, Stereotyp, DJ Eastwood, Distal, Phantom and JTRP but we’ll announce the full line up for each record only as each is released.
The series will launch with an exhibition in London in May with all the original artworks on display, very limited signed numbered prints for sale. Music will be an all analogue experimental live performance from Headcleaner who has released on many labels including Aphex Twin’s Rephlex. We will also play all the music from the series with label DJs.
German artist based in London; works vary from paintings, illustrations, sculpture, printmaking and murals. Recent exhibitions in Hong Kong and Tokyo alongside Dface, Swoon, Jeff Soto and Cyclops. Vesna works around the body and an obsession with the human (trans)form is very evident in her pieces. Her blend of realism and abstract, beauty and ugliness is mesmerising.
Barcelona based painter and graffiti artist; specialises in screenprinting and organiser of numerous interactive live-painting events in autonomous spaces across Europe. Works in progress include mixes of speaker design and sculpture. Dirty is a catalyst and very active part of the artistic scene in Barcelona and Berlin.
Currently residing in Australia, UK born Graffiti artist Song has spent many years travelling the globe painting trains, walls and anything else that he can make his canvas. Whilst living in the UK he painted with artists such as sweet toof and 10foot. His colourful style makes his graffiti stand out amongst the rest.
Leeds based artist Hazel Potter currently works as a tattoo artist in her own studio. Holding exhibitions around the vibrant art scene in the North of the UK she also works alongside fashion designers mixing her striking, feminine style with clothing design. Works in progress include her own set of Tarot cards to be displayed in a Romany caravan around the UK. Bittersweet and twisted, her work perfectly displays the beauty and chaos in the human mind.
Katieʼs arresting and varied work is intricate and detailed, balancing technical ability with a wild creative streak. She is a recent graduate of the The University of Brighton but has already created commissioned work for an impressive list of clients including BBC Radio 4, and BBC 2 on TV, Platform Magazine, Design Week. Expect to hear a lot more from Katie in the near future.
Overall Series Artist:
Chris Pell’s instantly striking work is inspired by a collection of disparate influences ranging from alchemy and mysticism to soca and sparse marshlands. Out of these he creates another dimension that we’ve been lucky enough to step in to through his work for the label. Chris has created two pieces for us, the most recent will be screen printed on to all the sleeves of the birthday releases. He’s exhibited in the UK and USA and had illustration commissions for Moshi Moshi Records, bands including Metronomy and Dillinger Escape Plan and recently the global clothing brand ASOS.
Senseless took to the streets in Copenhagen this week with Disjunkt and the Mighty Mungo’s Hifi. Here’s some pics from the night, thanks to Loonyworld for the camera work:
Sasquatch has cooked up a fresh mix of 100% his own productions and 99% unreleased and unheard material. Should give you a little clue as to what he’s got lurking on the hardrive. Its a high speed romp through heavy bass, dubstep, garage with some international colour. Features a couple of past, present and future Senseless releases in there too. Turn it up!
3.GudRide feat Honey B
4.Up In The Tub
5.Don don Chic le feat Aeon Crunc (SQ RMX)
7.Zombiezz – Kanji Kinetic (Cracks RMX)
8.24 Hours Of Dark
10.Entre-e-sai feat Zuzuka (SQRMX)
11.Afrika feat ash b – enrico (SQ RMX)
15.B-boy to the deaf
17.Out of Mind
18.Voodoo sound – Aeon Crunc (SQ RMX)
20.Mad again – Ja Lanzo (SQ RMX) courtesy of Blacklindy/Charmax Records
The debut from Sasquatch and another weighty one from Sarantis. First EP mastered at Transition too.
“Badman Dub” is just about the heaviest, darkest thing we’ve heard for time – the kind of deadly bass-cosh that should come with a low-end warning on the front – aided and abbeted by some of the nastiest metallic snares imaginable and distant rave sweeps that will pummell you into submission if you were brave enough to stand in its way – mighty, truly darkcore stuff that ain’t for the faint-hearted. “Doll’s Eyes” on the flip sends out shards of clunking percussion before settling into another menacing arrangement of almost unbearable bass drops and all kinds of nastiness propagating the mix with pure toughness – HEAVY is the operative word kids. Sick.
Fetish was one of those tunes that tore the dance apart from Sub Dub in Leeds to DMZ London, original players like Chef were rinsing this one. Omerta is another slice of dark, almost industrial electronics from Sasquatch.
Another gargantuan transmission from Senseless, with Sarantis and Sasquatch manning the controls for an abrasive mash-up, heavy styles. Sasquatch’s “Omerta” opens the flip with a metallic tumble that’s almost too harsh for its own good – for once the signature bass drop being nowhere to be found for the first couple of minutes, before things get decidedly heavier and on-point when it finally makes its weighty introduction. Sarantis take over the flipside with a more spacious number, all wobbly bass stabs and oscillating synths – a nauseating experience in the most exhilarating sense, particularly for those of you who like yr dubstep served wide and heavy. Killer!