New Release: Salaryman and Veak - On Fire EP

Salaryman & Veak launch into a hyper jungle state with the much anticipated Serial Killaz release of the ‘On Fire’ EP. Reggae influences aplenty with enough dub fx, lazer shots and reverb soaked vocals to force feed even the most resistant junglist. This package is as roughneck as them come and a real battle between two foundation producers.

Intro business with ‘Be Careful’, originally released by Salaryman via Serial Killaz in 2015. This time around Veak has taken the production state to another level with crushing Amen breakbeats, reworked vocal programming and much more. If you liked the original, you’re going to love this.

‘Champion’ sends lick shots across all 4 corners of the dance, blazing fire from the word go and combining some really well known samples with hectic drum programming, vocal chops and rumbling basslines.

Not content with a single offering of ‘Champion’, Salaryman brings forth the relick to end all relicks. A solid take on the original whilst offering what some may say as a B side equivalent. It’s certainly got a rougher edge with an abundance of mashed up breakbeats and is one hard as nails track.

Salaryman & Veak team up, bringing with them a few cans of petrol to add to their sampler which in turn, creates ‘On Fire’. Imagine slicing up that legendary Mad Skillz vocal, twisting and bending it into a cheese grater and you’re pretty much on point with the outcome. Mind bending arrangements combined with a devastating kick drum that makes up everything you need for a bassline.

‘Why Did You Leave Me’ finalises this excellent offering from Serial Killaz. It’s another remix from Veak that presents itself as one hell of a fine festival anthem. Sunshine licks, killer vocals and an abundance of feel good vibes (despite the title!). Finishing the EP off in real style.

This whole EP was made for the original Jungle Fever days. Just pause, rewind and come again.

Upfront copies exclusively available on the Serial Killaz shop for one week before general release!

  • Format: WAV
  • Artist: Salaryman & Veak
  • Title: On Fire EP
  • Label: Killadubz
  • Catalogue: KILLADUBZ008DIG
  • Release Date: 25th May 2018
  • Words: Jamie S23

Tracklist:

  1. Salaryman - Be Careful (Veak Remix)
  2. Veak - Champion
  3. Veak - Champion (Salaryman Remix)
  4. Salaryman and Veak - On Fire
  5. Salaryman - Why Did You Leave Me (Veak Remix)

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New Release: Upgrade - Bad Frequencies EP

Upgrade is back in the Serial Killaz camp with some certified heat for 2018 in the form of the Bad Frequencies EP. If you thought the Temper Tantrum EP from 2017 was big, this forthcoming release really is on another level.

Straight from the word go Upgrade releases a hailstorm of beats and bass in the form of the EP’s title track ‘Bad Frequencies’. Distorted and filtered out low end combined with those snappy drum patterns you instantly expect from this talented producer provide the perfect expectation for what’s in store.

‘Steel Drums’ really requires no introduction as it’s currently being caned by everyone on dub. Synthesized stabs provide some real energy here and with a roaring drop it’s a no holds barred rush of disjointed basslines and uptempo jump up flavours that really takes no prisoners.

‘Spit it Out’ consistently causes all kind of shoe throwing activities and it’s of no surprise as to why. Everything about this track screams of Upgrades distinctive style and flair, from the way it’s imminent crescendo slaps you around the face to the crushing bass drop. Ruthless.

‘Consciousness’ wraps haunting stuttering vocal samples around wonkey breakbeats which effortlessly combine with rumbling basslines and vicious stabs.

Finishing off proceedings and switching the pace in the form of ‘Get Excited’, a track that when presented in the mix, will no doubt accelerate vibes in the dance!

Riddled with signature sounds, this EP from Upgrade contains 5 killer cuts of fresh drum and bass ideally aimed at the jam packed dance floor and with the backing of the legendary Serial Killaz label, this release is set to do bits. Big fucking bits!

Exclusively on the Serial Killaz shop until general release. Click here to buy.

  • Format: WAV
  • Title: Bad Frequencies EP
  • Artist: Upgrade
  • Label: Serial Killaz Recordings
  • Catalogue: KILLAZ039DIG
  • Release Date: 30th March 2018

Tracklist: 1. Bad Frequencies 1. Steel Drums 1. Spit It Out 1. Consciousness 1. Get Excited

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New Release: Ozma - The Adventure EP

Fresh out of Russia, Ozma delivers a action packed EP to the Serial Killaz camp. With a total of 5 upfront tracks, it's a big offering to DJs who play across the board. If you like your drum and bass fused between sub genres then this really is one big sonic adventure for your ears.

Ozma's EP kicks off with a slab of synth chords which some may reflect on being very 'Piper'. The progressive element of this tune really does take effect from the first beat and it's dynamic range is something else.

Who would have thought that hip hop vocals, grunge and drum and bass would fuse together so well? Well in the case of 'University' it sure is a winning combination. Knock your block off bass combined with a real stick in the mud breakbeat selection provides the ultimate chemistry here.

The sounds of 'Iron Hammer' resonate hard through the speaker box as this tough, rough and ready tune smacks 7 shades of bass across the dancefloor. It's mid section structure change will knock even then most experienced MC in the game momentarily. Drumstep meets industrial drum and bass.

'Hybrid' is exactly that, a mixture of styles and flavours that combine into one almighty wallop of funk.

Finishing up the EP 'Plutonium' does a fine job at scattering wide eyed ravers pupils into oblivion with it's hectic, drum fueled supersonic bass riffs. A high octane ride into the world of Ozma and his wild imagination.

Something a little different from the Serial Killaz camp and maybe a sign for future releases. Drum and bass really is a worldwide offering and with a bucket load of influences from across the border, this EP really does show how far we have come since the early days of the scene being locked down.

Exclusively available on the Serial Killaz shop for one week!

  • Format: WAV
  • Title: The Adventure EP
  • Artist: Ozma
  • Label: Serial Killaz Recordings
  • Catalogue: KILLAZ038DIG
  • Release Date: 28th January 2018
  • Press release: Jamie S23

Tracklist

  1. Ozma - The Adventure
  2. Ozma - Hybrid
  3. Ozma - University
  4. Ozma - Iron Hammer
  5. Ozma - Plutonium
  6. Ozma & Lowriderz - Smoked Style

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New Release: Veak - Born In The Jungle EP

Killa Dubz, a label known for it’s brash, unfiltered jungle music is back once again with a non stop supply of real music for the underground. This time taking onboard Veak and his ‘Born In The Jungle’ EP. Expect a ton of hard hitting Amen beats and bass as this Serial Killaz offshoot sends fe de hacksaw.

The EP’s title track ‘Born In The Jungle’ sets the tone firmly and cranks up the roughneck dial to 11. Combining an onslaught of metallic vocal loops and risers, this is Amen devastation at its finest and will no doubt fit right at home at your next squat party or warehouse rave.

‘Coca Cola Bottle Shape’ links some very known lyrics with ‘94 breakbeat flavours, mixes it all together and outputs a very distinctive riddim that screams nothing short of a jungle anthem for 2017. One for the ladies crew!

Talking of anthem, just wait for ‘Shadow’ to unleash! A total war tune filled with more snare rolls than a 60 minute set from Grooverider in ‘93. The beat programming on this tune is certainly something else.

Finishing the EP with ‘Veak and Vini Selecta’, a somewhat self titled tune, once again aimed at the dancefloor. Amens, Amens and more Amens all chucked together at various pitches alongside that deep sublow bass which sends warning shots left, right and centre.

Veak has really raised the bar for proper jungle production with not a jolly, bouncy breakbeat in sight. Rough, rugged and raw from start to finish.

Exclusively available on the Serial Killaz shop for one week!

  • Format: WAV
  • Title: Born In The Jungle EP
  • Artist: Veak
  • Label: Killadubz Recordings
  • Catalogue: KILLAZDUBZ007DIG
  • Release Date: 8th December 2017
  • Press release: Jamie S23

Tracklist

  1. Born In The Jungle
  2. Coca Cola Bottle Shape
  3. Shadow
  4. Junglist feat. Vini Selecta

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Vital Elements Waves Audio Community page

For the last year or so Serial Killaz head producer Vital Elements has been running an online community for Kent in the UK with Waves Audio. If your into producing you'll have probably come across Waves plugins before! The community is for music makers, producers and engineers to talk, network, learn and keep up to date with the latest Waves Audio News.

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New Release: Furniss - Questions EP

The Serial Killaz release schedule shows no sign of slowing down and with this latest release from Northampton’s very own Furniss, it’s totally full steam ahead. ‘The Questions’ EP is a rammed jammed affair of 6 heavyweight drum and bass tracks that take reference from the likes of ‘Raw Dogs’ relick, ‘Enta Da Dragon’ and many more flavours from that golden era of jump up.

The title track of the EP sets the pace firmly with a ton of clever samples that create a sense of apprehension before killer slices of drone bass cuts in and out of Furniss’ well polished snares. It’s a clever take on the traditional use of dubbed vocals which works incredibly well.

‘Here We Go Again’ is a fine combination of influences from the Joker Records era and up to date drum programming. The subtle introduction of additional elements provide a constant platform of switches and is testament to the fact that jump up isn’t just a case of blatant copy and pasting.

Moody vibes a run with ‘The General’, so much so that it’s one of those tunes that would easily fit into a beat em up video game boss intro. Furniss has taken elements of vocal samples, film scores and wonky drum programming to create a real darkside head nodder and with the addition of a proper sublow bassline, it’s certainly one to check.

A slight switch next (as expected from anything release via Serial Killaz) by way of ‘Lord A Mercy’ and this is where things really tie into the brand. Combining a single fire vocal sample and trailing bass that really holds the weight tightly in place.

‘Babylon’ is a monster, a REAL monster of a tune. Trailblazing bass from first to last drop, it’s a wonder Furniss managed to get such high impact from digital production. This is low end that you not only hear, but feel.

Finishing things off with ‘This Technique’. A murky stepper of the highest proportion which doesn’t shut the door on what Furniss has to over. Expect much more to come in 2018.

This whole EP is something of a masterpiece and will no doubt appeal to both old and new drum and bass heads alike. References in abundance from the mid 90’s, this is not only an education but a pure dancefloor destroyer for festivals and small back rooms alike.

Exclusively available on the Serial Killaz shop now!

  • Format: WAV
  • Title: Questions EP
  • Artist: Furniss
  • Label: Serial Killaz Recordings
  • Catalogue: KILLAZ037DIG
  • Release Date: 1st December 2017
  • Press release: Jamie S23

Tracklist

  1. Questions
  2. Here We Go Again
  3. The General
  4. Lord A Mercy
  5. Babylon
  6. This Technique

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New Release: Serial Killaz - The Jungle Drum & Bass Mixtape Vol 1

Serial Killaz, a label that has always remained grounded and true to it’s roots is about to unleash a full on breakdown of it’s philosophy with a jam packed album aptly named ‘The Mixtape’. Exclusives and unreleased tracks in abundance, this is the sure-fire smasher for the end of the summer.

With a combination of both well known and breakthrough producers alike, this collection of 40+ tracks will please diehard junglists, new school heads and everyone inbetween.

One thing to remember here is that this album hasn’t been put together in 5 minutes, in fact it’s been a labour of love for Serial Killaz who have been working hard to bring this collection to the masses for the majority of this year.

Expect to see some household names inside the ride with the likes of Chase & Status, Micky Finn, Sigma and Turno dropping some heavyweight bombs. Upgrade, Leaf, Dez, Vital and Kitcha from the Serial Killaz stable all making some dangerous contributions and good friends of the label Top Cat and General Levy lick down some serious shots.

If you could wrap up the vibes Serial Killaz bring to both live performances and audio releases, this forthcoming album presents it in it’s rawest format.

Covering all angles, with no fillers and no commercial actions, this is the ultimate in jungle and drum and bass for 2017.

Watch the ride.

Exclusive on the Serial Killaz shop for one week!

  • Format: WAV
  • Title: The Jungle Drum & Bass Mixtape Vol 1
  • Artist: Various
  • Label: Serial Killaz Recordings
  • Catalogue: KILLAZLP003DIG
  • Release Date: 3rd November 2017
  • Press release: Jamie S23

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New Release: Serial Killaz Feat. Ragga Twins - Duppy Sound EP

The Ragga Twins have been consistently involved in the underground dance music scene way before the birth of jungle so it’s no surprise that once again they are dropping some wicked tunes back to back with Serial Killaz. Two original microphone pioneers combined with two legendary jungle producers equals one heavyweight selection from the Serial Killaz offshoot label, Street Life.

Deman Rocker and Flinty Badman fling down an array of uplifting, high energy bars throughout which are complemented by that true jungle sound that only the Serial Killaz camp can bring.

Setting the pace from the off with the original lick of ‘Duppy Sound’. Driven by The Ragga Twins, it’s a mixture of rough and tough reggae fueled jungle and summertime vibes - perfect for both those rare real jungle events and ram jammed festivals. Some may notice the quirky time stretched vocals which pay a special dedication to that well known Akai sampler that was used more than a few times in the early 90’s.

The full vocal version of the dancehall tearout mix slams the door tightly shut on the EP and fires from all cylinders to maximum effect. Bringing that early 2000’s vibe into 2017 with total devastation. Crunching snares, aggressive bass and with the addition of reworked vocals from The Ragga Twins, it takes the original and flips it on it’s head.

Not only are you getting the full vocal version of this wicked tune and the dancefloor tearout mix but the instrumentals are also included with the EP. Perfect for dropping in and out alongside another slammer from the virtual record box.

When Serial Killaz and Ragga Twins link up, the vibes are off the chain!

In the Serial Killaz store now.

  • Format: WAV
  • Title: Duppy Sound EP
  • Artist: Serial Killaz
  • Label: Streetlife Recordings
  • Catalogue: STREETLIFE015DIG
  • Release Date: 20th October 2017
  • Press release: Jamie S23

Tracklist:

  1. Duppy Sound
  2. Duppy Sound (Instrumental)
  3. Duppy Sound (Dancehall Tearout Mix)
  4. Duppy Sound (Dancehall Dub Mix)

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Upgrade - You Ain't Well (Dominator Remix) Free Download

You may or may not know that a few months ago the scene lost a major talent, and we lost a fantastic friend and producer; Neil Aldred aka Dominator.

Originally planned as part of a remix ep, it was one of Neil's last wishes that we got his amazing remix of Upgrade's equally amazing "You Ain't Well" out on the streets, and so that is what we have done.

We have set it as a free download but you can pay whatever amount you want. All the profits will go to his family, so if you can please spare whatever money you have, it would be greatly appreciated.

Please feel free to share this link on all your profiles and pages, the more people that see it the better. Let's keep his spirit alive through the music that he blessed us with.

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New Release: Vital Elements - Pipes Of Thunder EP

Vital Elements, otherwise known as one half of the deadly Serial Killaz duo has been incredibly busy as of late. With multiple studio projects on the go as well as running one of the biggest labels on the circuit it’s a wonder he’s managed to finish this monster EP.

Not only has he finished it, he’s produced probably one of his best pieces of work to date with an incredibly versatile bag of tracks.

‘Pipes of Thunder’ lulls you into a false sense of security by the half time r’n’b swing step loop, however, it’s not long before sweeping classic breakbeats and deep vocal samples collide and the stand out horn blasts, making it pretty clear that the track means business. If there ever was a tune to kick off a set that shows to the crowd (and the DJ previous) that you mean business, then this is, without a doubt the one. Danger from the first blast of the horn.

Rebooting that classic Serial Killaz silky smooth sound with ‘Jump & Twist’ featuring one hell of a feel good breakbeat arrangement that rides alongside the gritty bassline in such as fashion that even the hard-nosed ravers would crack an approving smile.

Sampling mastery combined with major influences from 1996, Vital Elements really brings things home with ‘Where You At’. A fine mix of vibes from the glory days of jump up and everything that’s positive about modern bouncy drum and bass. Easily reloaded time and time again and for those who experienced it first hand, you’re going to beg for this to be pressed to vinyl.

Stepping things into a different direction, ‘72’ is a full on metallic blast of wobbling bass drones, hard hitting stabs and rough breakbeats. The stand out snare really drives this tune into another dimension and combined with reverberating bass tones, it’s one hell of a monster.

‘Yard Man’ is another up-tempo dancefloor monster that’s guaranteed to get things moving. Its breakbeat arrangement has something really quirky about it that instantly drives the track that little bit harder, especially during the half step arrangement.

Vocal talents from Ena Jules shine bright on ‘Are You Loose’ which bring a welcome slice of variety to this EP. It clearly demonstrates versatility and experience from Vital Elements who is certainly no stranger to delve into various aspects of the drum and bass genre.

Wrapping things up in fine style with ‘Waiting So Long’ featuring the vocal talents of Jenni Bellestar Matthias, song writing by Eugenie Matthias (The Belle Stars, Paul Weller and Adrian Sherwood among others) and trumpet playing by Duncan Mackay (Primal Scream, Tom Jones, Tina Turner, The Chemical Brothers and many more). This one is ideal for sound system crews, dance floor addicts and those who love reggae flavoured drum and bass vibes.

A great EP from Vital Elements that really proves that you can still create an anthem in drum and bass that lasts longer than 5 minutes. ‘Pipes of Thunder’ is going to be sitting in your virtual record box for a long, long time! Anthem business.

Exclusively on the Serial Killaz shop for one week before general release.

  • Format: WAV
  • Title: Pipes Of Thunder EP
  • Artist: Vital Elements
  • Label: Serial Killaz Recordings
  • Catalogue: KILLAZDIG036
  • Release Date: 6th October 2017
  • Press release: Jamie S23

Tracklist:

  1. Pipes Of Thunder
  2. Jump & Twist
  3. Where You At
  4. 72
  5. Yard Man
  6. Are You Loose Now Feat. Ena Jules
  7. Waiting So Long Feat. Jennie Matthias & Duncan Mackay

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New Release: Leaf - Pick n Mix EP Part 2

It’s as if Leaf never left the Serial Killaz convenience store as he’s back with the second part in the Pick ‘n’ Mix series quicker than you can devour a tub of strawberry squashy lips!

Straight in with the reggae infused vibes, ‘Jah’ is a sound system man's dream with growling, ferocious bass stabs which would lick down any of the competition. It’s also perfect for the summer festival season and mucky swamp dancing - basically one and the same.

Swapping the £2 cup for the extra large £5 business comes in the form of ‘Riddim’. Spooky pads and lick shots provide the perfect platform for that ever effective Leaf bass to wrap itself around your ears and coax you into a state of frantic shaking and trainer shuffling.

Fans of that 4/4 steppy minimalist vibe will adore ‘Get Down’ with it’s cheeky one two flavour and bouncing bass. If you’re a DJ it will no doubt grace a set or two and if you’re an MC .. even better as it’s a perfect slab of lyric friendly vibes. Either way, Leaf has you covered.

‘Tosh’ takes a ton of influence from one of the originators of the reggae scene and certainly pays respect in a fitting way. Hitting that distort button firmly in the middle, this one has fuzzy overtones aplenty and enough wallop to knock over a fully geared up riot squad.

Finishing the second part of the EP off with ‘Inner Connected’ Leaf shows his versatility with a downtempo, smokers riddim that totally changes direction. Keeping within the Serial Killaz footprint but switching that pick ‘n’ mix cup on it’s head, down the road, across the pond and into a tower block a couple of miles away.

Another big and bashy release from Leaf that once again, fits neatly into the sound that is totally reminiscent of nothing but Serial Killaz.

Exclusively on the Serial Killaz shop for one week before general release.

  • Format: WAV
  • Title: Pick n Mix EP (Part 1)
  • Artist: Leaf
  • Label: Serial Killaz Recordings
  • Catalogue: KILLAZ035DIGPT1
  • Release Date: 1st September 2017
  • Press release: Jamie S23

Tracklist: 1. Jah 1. Riddim 1. Get Down 1. Tosh 1. Inter Connected

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New Release: Leaf - Pick n Mix EP Part 1

Leaf makes a sticky return to the Serial Killaz label in the form of his 2 part Pick ‘n’ Mix EP. It’s an extra large bundle of frantic breakbeats that Leaf seems to have crafted into his own versatile sound. Trademarking to the point of recognition is no easy task, however, this EP really does showcase that it’s still possible.

‘Bumbaclart’ introduces the EP with some nice top ended brass samples, hectic reggae influenced vocals and jolly swing beats. Combine that with a humongous single note bassline that takes over the track to the point of wiping out the whole entire dance floor and you’re onto a winner from the off.

‘Wu Style’ comes freshly laced up with a VIP and will no doubt appeal to diehard fans that will instantly recognise the siren sample used in a ton of early 90’s tracks. It’s rugged vocals link perfectly into the breakdown and the short stab snare is certainly reminiscent of Leaf’s earlier influences. If you liked the VIP, check the Monsoon EP for the original.

Experimental rolling vibes by the bucketload in the aptly named ‘Rolls’ is up next. Spiked out basslines take a trip on trademark style beat composition which both really live up to the name of the track.

Switching things up totally in the form of ‘Horror’, Leaf takes us on an audio trip into the dark side not forgetting to add that all too familiar slice of vocal stabs and weird percussion effects into the mix.

‘Hard to Find’ featuring the vocal talents of Alice Winzar is probably the standout track on the EP for me. Combining Leaf’s destructive yet well thought out production with attitude infused female vocals works wonders here. Probably not quite commercial playlist ready, Leaf sticks to his roots and caters for the underground scene adding layers of mucky bass to the mix.

Exclusively on the Serial Killaz shop for one week before general release.

  • Format: WAV
  • Title: Pick n Mix EP (Part 1)
  • Artist: Leaf
  • Label: Serial Killaz Recordings
  • Catalogue: KILLAZ035DIGPT1
  • Release Date: 1st September 2017
  • Press release: Jamie S23

Tracklist:

  1. Bumbaclart
  2. Wu Style
  3. Rollz
  4. Horror
  5. Hard To Find Ft. Alice Winzar

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