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Celt Islam – Al Zahid EP (OUT SOON)

Release Date 13-08-2018

Artist: Celt Islam
Title: Al Zahid EP
Label: Eastern Pressure Records Cat. No: EPR.018
Format: Digital 4 Track EP

01 Ilm Al Yaqin (5.22)
02 Human Mystery (6.15)
03 Al Zahid (5.02)
04 The Strangers (5.07)

Eastern Pressures eighteen release comes from Manchester based Celt Islam, a pioneering music maker creating intricate trans-national electronica with a futuristic dub twist. His sound fits brilliantly with what the labels sound and we are sure you are going to love this four track EP as much as we do.

Celt Islam takes musical influence from all styles of music from dance, dub, electro, jungle, trip- hop, leftfield, dubstep and much more. His open-minded approach has led to him playing live at various European festivals such as Ozora and Hadra as well as being chosen to perform at the 2010 BBC Introducing Stage at the infamous Glastonbury Festival.

His live set is has led to him building a dedicated fan-base and has shared stages with a diverse selection of musical greats including Public Enemy’s Bomb Squad & Hank Shocklee, Eat Static, The Orb, Youth, Hardfloor, Engine Earz, DJ Bobby Friction. Celt Islam has cemented a name in the world of music and with this EP the journey continues this really is something so special.

1-Ilm Al Yaqin catches the ear from the suspense and the off kilter drum intro which rides along moving and shifting under a sea of well worked pads and effects. This talented producer once again shows his skills as he keeps switching from glitchy stepped out musical madness to deeper adventurous mysterious undertones.

2-Human Mystery twists up futuristic dystopian atmospheres with a solid dub influenced bass- line and dubstep infused groove. Eastern acoustics, Tablaís and Western bass music really do meet up here for something special. Appealing to ride range of music DJís and music fans, this is not a track to be slept on.

3-Al Zahid begins with a deep mechanical sound-scape before crashing into a frenzy of punching sub bass and stepping sharp drums. With mystical Eastern undertones the track swirls and grooves in such a unique manner with intricate musical statements throughout. This is something true tech-step drum & bass fans will adore.

4-The Strangers is a superb fusion of Asian influenced musicality with a UK dubstep bass vibe. This track takes no prisoners with a rolling tabla and clever percussion with excellent drum programming leading up to a massive dub reggae crescendo. Already a favourite on the dance- floor, this is something you need in your collection.

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Juttla – Digital 2 Track Single

Artist: Juttla
Label: Eastern Pressure Records
Cat. No: EPR.017
Format: Digital 2 Track Single

01 – Extension (5.22)
02 – Substance (6.05)

UK producer Juttla drops his new digital single, a two track release which all fans of drum & bass music need to pay attention to. For those that don’t know Juttla’s past achievements they include releasing music on Back 2 Basics, ZYX Germany, Nation Records, Swaraj Records, and many more as well as touring the UK. He has played live at Glastonbury and all over the UK, as well as rocking dance-floors Cape Town, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Warsaw, Rome & Sicily.

Juttla has also had the support from a string of tastemakers as well as radio support from BBC Radio One, BBC 1Xtra, BBC Asian Network and most of the leading international on-line stations. His production talents have led to Juttla being commissioned to do official remixes for Marshall Jefferson, Asian Dub Foundation, Foreign Beggars, Y2K Records, Wayward Soul and more.

The first of two tracks; ‘Extension’ enters with a cinematic intro which creates a unique vibration before dropping into a rolling punchy drum pattern with a series of excellent intricate drum fills & rolls. The growling undertones of the bass compliment the strings & atmospherics leading up to superb break down which is guaranteed to rock any dance floor.

The second track on this release ‘Substance’ is no ‘B-Side’!!! Avoiding all of the typical adjectives for drum’n’bass, Juttla once again steps beyond the typical. This minimal full-throttle stepping powerhouse of tech fuelled greatness is already a favorite with a number of DJ’s, this is destined to massive.

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Title: Cosmic Lion EP
Label: Eastern Pressure Records
Cat. No: EPR.0
15Format: Digital 4 Track EP

01 – St. Mandolinas (4.11)
02 – Revelations (3.19)
03 – Darbouka Bass (4.42)
04 – Cosmic Lion (3.42)

’Cosmic Lion EP’ is a brand new four tracker from Eastern Pressure that showcases the talents of the Midlands based duo Move Until Motionless aka M.U.M. The summer has finally arrived and it’s time for some dubbed out grooves with a modern electronic cinematic twist.

Fusing experimental forward thinking sounds with a dancefloor vibration is something that M.U.M do so well, and this debut EP is something to get really excited about. From the EP’s first cut ‘St. Mandolinas’ you know this is special. Entering with a reggae styled piano riff it’s not long before the bass drops and the drums kick in to maximum effect. This is the perfect soundscape to begin proceedings on the EP. ‘Revelations’ drops next and is a percussive rolling groove that fuses a superb synth line with swirling pads to create a monster of a track.

The third track on the EP is ‘Darbouka Bass’ which is as a deeper more mystical track that is already getting the thumbs up from DJ’s worldwide. This sets us up perfectly for the EP’s last track and the title track from the EP ‘Cosmic Lion’ which wraps up this release perfectly. From the intro you just know it’s an anthem as it mixes up mystical atmospherics with a subtle piano line while executing some excellent percussive drum patterns and a deep modulating bass.

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TRUSSLA – Digital 2 Track Single

Label: Eastern Pressure Records
Cat. No: EPR.014
Format: Digital 2 Track Single

01 – Don Dada (5.19)
02 – Get Loose (4.21)

“Karmic” is another four track from Eastern Pressure that showcases four different artists all making creative, forward thinking Electronica. This EP shows the diversity of the Asian Underground scene in the UK, with Celt Islam representing Manchester, Juttla representing Wolverhampton, Nuphlo representing Leeds and A.U.M aka Asian Underground Movement representing London.

To get the EP underway we have Celt Islam’s infectious dance floor anthem ‘Soundklash’ which features The Renegade Sufi. Check out intricate arrangement and how he combines Eastern and Western influences to great effect. ‘Scream’ is the second track here, something brand new from the well-respected producer & deejay Juttla. Here we get deep with a breakz track that shifts with strange alien textures and a bassline to die for.

The third track on this EP comes from Nuphlo with his original sounding track ‘Lucidity’ who twists it up using various atmospherics and synths. The breakdown is killer and watch the dancefloor light up as it drops! To wrap it up A.U.M aka Asian Underground Movement take us into the ethnic realms of bass as they inject dub into this awesome groove that is led by a mystical flute. This is more evidence that the Asian music scene in the UK is overflowing with talent.

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