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FIVE LABELS YOU CAN TRUST IN 2017

Get these imprints on heavy rotation...

PRESSURE TRAXX

Pressure Traxx is the vinyl-only label run by Frankfurt-based producer Einzelkind that turns five next year, with a knack for discovering and nurturing new talent from the minimal house scene like Romanians Barac and Arapu.

LET’S GO SWIMMING

Founded by local London lads Henry Fry, George Mackness and William Earl, Let’s Go Swimming is a label that’s been making some serious waves in 2016. A mixture of disco, house and Afro-infl uenced sounds, they’ve already dropped three well-received EPs since founding the imprint, including Doppelate’s ‘Wash It Out’ EP, plus records from founders Mack Ness and Will Earl.

DIFFRENT MUSIC

Over the past six years, Dexta’s Diffrent Music has become synonymous with cutting-edge bass music. Having just exclusively signed one of the most exciting new talents going in London’s Lakeway, and with the label’s debut album release (Sense MC’s ‘Elephant In The Room’) set for February, 2017 is looking like a very pink year already. #RiseOfTheGiraffe!

REPERTOIRE

Want to know what the future of jungle music sounds like? Then look no further than UK label, Repertoire. The past 18 months have seen the label really step things up a notch, regularly putting out vinyl and securing work from established and up-and-coming talents like Overlook, Double 0, Mantra and Tim Reaper. The junglist movement lives on.

BBS

Swamp 81 sub-label BBS may not have been the busiest imprint so far, but we’ll take quality over quantity any day. The latest offering — a seven-track tape of hardcore killers from co-boss Benton — is the label’s first downloadable material, kicking off a run of digital releases. Guess we’ll take quality and quantity then…

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