Bjika – Chapters LP

Bjika has gone from strength to strength in the last few years and I would say this is his finest work yet. Very nice varied range of styles in the album. Nice to hear some of the more mellow dub techno from him.

Available digitally and also in Limited Edition CD-R in a cardboard sleeve. Handstamped and numbered. With full colour inlay.

Bjika – “Thanks to all my family and friends for supporting me. Big shout out to the secret listening crew: Mark, Rob, Mike, Dylan & Kev”

Ohrwert – Fidelis / Blavus [Greyscale Vinyl]

Lithuania’s Greyscale returns this December with Ohrwert’s ‘Fidelis / Blavus’, backed with remixes from XDB and grad_u.

Greyscale was launched in 2012 by Lithuanian producer and DJ grad_u, and photographer Rima Prusakova, set up as a platform for material from grad_u and close friends whilst Prusakova’s black and white analogue photography provides the visual identity of the label.

Irammm – Les Deserts D’Irammm

Irammm is a new alias from an artist who lands on the Shaded Explorations label with a full length entitled ‘Les Deserts D’Irammm’. The idea behind this new album is to invite you into the archives of Irammm. It is “a kind of a testimony of the life over here, alone in the desert, maybe buried, struggling for water amidst the illusion of an oasis” and was written as a cathartic exercise to release pain and find peace and sorrow in sound, and that is something all listeners will resonate with such is the evocative nature of all nine tracks.

Various – Dub Like Air Volume 2 (DDR023)

The collective known as Dub Like Air has finished the second journey in their series.

The idea behind DLA V2 is the same as V1 – we decided on a tempo and key, individually wrote a selection of loops and sounds, shared, then created tracks using only the set of shared sounds.