New Release: Upgrade - First Request EP

Upgrade’s return to Serial Killaz is like a long lost friend coming back for one last bonkers session. Whatever this guy does simply oozes quality but not the glossy, hand buffed type you may be thinking, no way mate, not in a million years. Upgrade’s production is simply a combination of a raw, no fucks given attitude and years of doing whatever he wants and quite simply - it works. One of the many reasons he’s always welcome at our door.

‘Base’ has already had an exclusive via UKF and caused countless posts of upset regarding the spelling of everyone's favourite frequency. Simply put, if you like a double bass and a ton of heavy breakbeats to knock your block off - this one you. ‘Function’ harks back to Upgrade’s jungle roots with a hard slap of trademark Serial Killaz. A tune no doubt made with the label in mind.

The EP title track ‘First Request’ changes direction, flips the script and does a 360 headspin. Muddy bass, hints of classic beats and some epic percussion makes this a go to intro tune. Listen carefully and you might even get a taste of some Bristol influence here.

Slicing up the end, Upgrade comes with ‘Gangbeasts’ alongside Newcastle donny Scudd. Engage the rebels, stick your head down, embrace the haze and get down to this. Darkside business.

A million streams in a week? Easy.

Press Release: Dubplate Creative

New Release: Exile - Let The Games Begin

Hot from previous Serial Killaz success with his New Skool projects alongside Mark XTC, Exile comes with a solo EP, bringing along a ton of hot vocalists from the drum and bass scene in the process. ‘Let The Games Begin’ includes Spyda, Eksman and Dread MC proving that if Exile wants to bring the heat, he’s going to do it at melting point.

The title track sets the pace from the off with a ruff and ready lead snare that splashes through the track maintaining it’s hard nosed approach. Combine that with a tuff ol’ bassline and it’s round one... fighting time or as Exile likes to put it “Let The Games Begin”.

The midas touch of drum and bass AKA MC Spyda drops his liquid gold vocals all over ‘Salvation’. This one follows suit to everything he’s put his talents to recently, adding a certain touch of Serial Killaz spice to the mixing pot. Put simply, this one rolling!

Gloucester’s very own Dread MC hits the light switch with ‘Eliminate’, taking on the guise of a cyborg which is nothing but fitting to Exile’s dark and mysterious low end. Stick on a haze machine, lay low and activate your guard. Original junglist Eksman squeezes in more Serial Killaz ethos into ‘Blue Print Stamp’ which will no doubt be one of the upfront anthems for 2020 with it’s crushing breakbeats and lyrical warfare from one the scenes veterans.

Licking off the end of the EP, Exile slaps in ‘Religion of Funk’. A dub that’s keen kicking about on the live stream scene for a little while now and certainly rings familiar. It’s mid 90’s influence is certainly clear from the drop and will no doubt be a lead into the next big release from one of the UKs most promising producers.

Press Release: Dubplate Creative

New Release: Lowriderz - Back To Business EP

‘Back’ is one dangerous lead to this EP that would no doubt take anything in its path and give it a good bashing. You know the vocal sample already and wrapping this around a single sine wave is the perfect complement alongside the regular breakbeat switches.

Distant Future and Steppa Style link up for the ride on ‘Dub Stye’ and ‘No Shop Talk’ respectively. Both feature heavy ‘96 influences with pitch bent basslines, tons of vocal shots and bubbling beats that will have you sticking flyers from the past all over your bedroom, flicking up a lighter and trying to invent a time machine.

‘Dubplate’ and ‘Stop’ could have been a double A side release and their stark variations compliment each other perfectly. On one hand you have a tough roller with a singalong style riff. The flip, more of a flexed out riddim, however, both contain that all important Serial Killaz element. Original roots and foundation.

The flavour for 2020 is without a doubt full circle from the mid 90’s and if Lowriderz have anything to do with it, long may it continue.

Press Release: Dubplate Creative

New Release: Exile & Mark XTC - Back 2 The New Skool EP

Mark XTC and Exile are back at it again with their New Skool EP series. The first EP featured one of the biggest drum and bass anthems of the year ‘Take Me Away’ which is still shelling down raves across the world so expect big things from the second instalment.

‘Soothes My Soul’... you don’t even need a prompt regarding this vocal. Think early happy hardcore meets Serial Killaz style upfront jungle and you’re onto a winner here. If Slipmatt isn’t playing this in 2030 then... I’m sure he will be. A perfect example of how to cross over genres and make it work. What next, event promoters bringing back multiple genres in one arena? We can but dream.

Late 90’s house vibes and some clever time stretching feature on ‘Burning Up’. Certainly more of a tribute than a bootleg, this one kicks off with some lovely pad work, one hell of an iconic vocal and unexpected grotty basslines. It works well and delivers a solid punch in the gut and some hands in the air moments all at once. Magical.

If acid vibes are your thing then ‘Morse Code’ would certainly fit into a clash between bleeps and drum and bass. Marc and Exile fired up their MC-3030 for this one, circuit bent the hell out of it and added a vacuum bass motor for fun.

It’s no doubt the intro of ‘Oh Yeah’ harks back to the good old days of Mark XTC’s production career with superb breakbeats and memorable vocal stabs. It’s not only a love letter to ‘95 but a shout to 2020 in respect of the styles and flavours yet to come. Twisted basslines come to do serious damage here so watch your sub levels.

Artists: Mark XTC and Exile

Release Date: 21st February 2020

Label: Serial Killaz

Catalogue Number: KILLAZ061DIG

Press Release: Dubplate Creative

New Release: Mozey - The Lady Killaz EP

Mozey is on fire right now and with a string of pending releases it’s no wonder he’s back at Serial Killaz HQ with another batch of fully stocked rounds, a ton of unreleased dubs and a few guests along the way.

Taking hardstep into 2020 with ‘Weapon of War’ where the main riff goes from -2 on the octave scale right up to plus 4. Pushing boundaries, fighting the bad guys and flinging down all kinds of indirects. Ultra combo at it’s finest. No doubt fans of Call of Duty will appreciate the various mentions of the enemy melting P-90.

Title track ‘Lady Killaz’ is nothing short of a production masterclass. Mozey licks off shots with classic r’n’b vocals, crisp breakbeats and hammer drone bass notes. Time travel reinvented, vibes from the past, production from the future.

Talking of Lady Killaz and up steps Gino to the mixing desk followed closely by The Ragga Twins who all join forces with Mozey for ‘Oh God’. An instant lick of the Gino sound does wonders for the strength of the track and additional brute force supplied by RTC is an obvious welcome. Tough drums combined with gut wrenching bass and expect lyrical delivery are certainly the order of the day here.

Latin vibes a run in ‘Lapa Drums’ and drums are certainly what you get here. It’s a bit of a theme for this EP but in all seriousness, this is how Mozey produces his breakbeats. Rough, tough and dangerous in ever sense of the word. If the drums don’t get you, the militant low end will.

Artist: Mozey Features: Gino and The Ragga Twins Label: Serial Killaz Press Release: Dubplate Creative

New Release: Serial Killaz Presents - The Mixtape Vol. 3

The third instalment of the popular mixtape series by Serial Killaz presents an absolute monster selection of upfront drum and bass and jungle beats. To squeeze this amount of quality content into one release is pretty much unheard of and with over 55 tracks from producers such as Upgrade, T>I, Benny L, Voltage, DJ Hybrid, Ed Solo, Deekline and the Serial Killaz themselves, you won’t find a better value offering this side of 2019.

One reason why these compilations are always so popular is that all of these tunes have been road tested months in advance by Serial Killaz across the globe. None of these tracks have gone without an instant reload or two and will certainly fill your virtual crates with ample ammunition for months to come.

Stuck for selection? This mixtape will most certainly have you covered.

  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Release Date: 20.12.19
  • Label: Serial Killaz
  • Catalogue Number: KILLAZDIGLP005
  • Press Release: Dubplate Creative

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

New Release: Furniss - Creeping (Serial Killaz Remix)

“Raise up your lighters in the sky real high” is a line every self respecting junglist knows all too well and if you know your upfront beats then this lyric has already been fixed into your brain for eternity. We are, of course, talking about the original ‘Creeping’ by Furniss featuring legendary mic man Spyda. It’s release in 2018 saw it blaze the download charts and was certainly a standout track the Serial Killaz compilation ‘The Mixtape Volume 2’.

The 2019 Serial Killaz remix takes the vocals and vibes of the original, puts them into a big mixing pot and outputs a ‘Walk and Skank’ affair of epic proportion. It’s no let up attitude means this rework is certainly taking no prisoners on the dancefloor and some may say, it's begging for a double drop to add another dimension of weight to it.

Spyda certainly continues to showcase why he’s so influential to all generations and his unique lyrical delivery certainly cannot be compared.

In true upfront jungle style the remix fits perfectly into any location and any situation. Leave the original for grotty 4am dances for that ultimate pick up.

New Release: Kastro & Scudd - LDN Ting

London certainly doesn’t need any long winded introduction as to its importance in the drum and bass scene and it’s no surprise that Kastro and Scudd chose to use inspiration from our legendary city for their first EP for Serial Killaz.

The title track ‘LDN TING’ reeks of intensity. If you were lucky enough to visit The End, imagine this going off at 2am next to a gang of gas and lighter equipped corner creepers. Its indestructible bassline riffs coincide perfectly with tough breaks, rolling percussion and a sneaky one liner vocal.

‘Ease Out’ takes a familiar and well loved stance, easily fitting into the Serial Killaz back catalogue. It’s flipped out, relaxed vibes of the intro combine perfectly with the rubberband style bass that certainly takes inspiration from vibes of an era gone by.

If there ever was a reason to kick back and skank out then the half step vibes of ‘Something About You’ is probably your one stop shop of 2019 and beyond. Showing their versatility in numbers here, Kastro and Scudd fire out a right old grumpy bastard of a tune with muddy beats, bass and a cheeky little arpeggiated riff.

Kastro and Scudd split into two for ‘Who We Are’ and ‘Forever’ respectfully. The first being a vocal led box of tricks, initial assumptions bring forth a commercial dancefloor track but that’s certainly far from the truth after the breakdown. Scudd takes the end of the EP and what a way to finish. ‘Forever’ jumps on the vibe of recent months with a bouncy house organ riff and skippy breakbeats.

A clever, well respected package that’s a fine tribute to the many genres, styles and flavours of our capital city. No ramping. Newcastle crew representing hard.

Artists: Kastro & Scudd Release Date: 08th November 2019 Label: Serial Killaz Press Release: Dubplate Creative

New Release: Dez - Dub Organizer EP

Dez and Serial Killaz have a great history together although he’s been slightly absent from our label for a while now. He’s like that long lost uncle who now and again turns up out of nowhere laden with dubplates which is exactly the kind of relative we like! Dez certainly lived up to expectations this time around with a weighty selection of 4 upfront jungle smashers for his ‘Dub Organizer’ EP.

Laced with Rodigan vocal shots and covered in reggae hooks, the lead tune ‘Dubplate’ takes a normal sub bass and reduces the threshold to below sea level. You would think with this level of low end Dez has some kind of superhuman hearing - that or a few SubPac’s strapped to his chest!

The title track ‘Dub Organizer’ rolls out huge chunks of beats, bass and vocals following the EPs theme of utter speaker devastation. ‘Shine Eye Girl’ throws out a lovely short of breath snare that perfectly slaps heads all over the dance. It also breaks through the mix to perfection, adding a certainly flair to the rumbling low end bass.

Locking things off with ‘Sound System’. A tune quite dissimilar to the previous 3 yet not out of place as you may be assuming. Technical switches in abundance and one potentially aimed as the crews taking it that little bit easier. We rollin’.

Exclusive copies now available on the Serial Killaz shop.

Artist: Dez Release Date: 08th November 2019 Label: Serial Killaz Press Release: Dubplate Creative

New Release: T>I & Saxxon - Sundown EP

T>I and Saxxon combine forces and team up with foundation label Serial Killaz to bring you one hell of a throwback EP. These highly anticipated battle weapons have been waiting for the exact time to launch and that time is now..

The title track ‘Sundown’ and ‘11:55’ have a ton of funk injected into them and no doubt take inspiration from the many big tunes of the golden era of jump up. This is a big bonus and certainly not one single fog horn in earshot.

From the immense mid 90’s vibes of ‘Tracker’ to ‘Silent Earth’ and it's a bucket load of wobble bass, this EP really does demonstrate both producers versatility on the buttons.

What you get here from both T>I and Saxxon is their history and roots wrapped up into one tidy package and who better than to represent them than the Serial Killaz label. A junglist match made by the bass bin.

Bag a copy here

  • Artist: T>I & Saxxon
  • Release: Sundown EP
  • Label: Serial Killaz
  • Catalogue: KILLAZ056DIG
  • Press Release: Dubplate Creative

Tracks: 1. Sundown 1. Tracker 1. 11.55 1. Silent Earth

New Release: Masker - Fully Armed EP

No stranger to shelling down raves and studio sessions alike, Masker is back with a crate of rounds, C4 and juggernaut suits to blow the bloody doors off. Already a firm favourite with the Serial Killaz camp and having released previously via the Mixtape Series, it’s no surprise he’s back at it with his debut EP.

‘Every Ting’ hasn’t left virtual boxes since it landed on dub and with its moody, rolling bassline and instant appeal to double drop it with everything in the same key range, it’s not going near the trash can in a hurry. Dripping in Moschino, sticking to corners and grabbing you when you least expect it.

‘Jungle Lick’ follows suit but in a very ‘95 flavour, another reason why the diverse style of Masker’s production has fallen so well with the label. Atmospheric vibes a run with ‘Hush’ and certainly not one you want to fall into any K hole to. It's horror presence would freak out the dance like nobody's business so it’s probably a good idea to shout the lighting technician to reach for the bright lights.

‘Harmonic Drones’ is a growler with attitude and nothing less. Cooking up some trouble in his studio has led to Masker lashing down all kinds of filth with this and it’s another fine part of this EP that fits the title perfectly.

Title track business ends the EP and ‘Fully Armed’ fills your speaker box full of colour, flooding those all important Serial Killaz vibes from ear to ear. A clever mix from Masker with elements of both his moody, sublow style and good vibes. It’s like a bastard lovechild of good versus evil. Nasty yet satisfying regardless of the dance you’re dropping it at.

Bun it down.

Artist: Masker Release Date: 06/09/2019 Label: Serial Killaz Press Release: Dubplate Creative

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