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AKO10 Series Presents De Elite
AKO10 Series Presents De Elite (limited transparent orange vinyl 10")
Cat: AKO 10008. Rel: 04 Sep 20
Drum And Bass/Jungle
  1. Stargazers (9:31)
  2. Cerebral Junglist (5:14)
Review: Right in the midst of celebrating their 25th anniversary, Stretch's AKO Beatz drop two stunners from OG Colin Lindo. The man best known as Nubian Mindz and also Alpha Omega, here we find him in his lesser spotted De Elite guise with two brand new pieces of timelessness. 'Stargazers' is built around a spine-chilling arpeggio wile beautiful brushed drums shake around a warm subby bassline. Flip for 'Cerebral Junglist', where the atmospheres are similarly chilling but the breaks are chopped and re-woven within snares of their lives. Immense.
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Dem Want It
Dem Want It (limited 12")
Cat: AKO 150010. Rel: 15 Oct 19
Drum And Bass/Jungle
  1. Dem Want It (VIP) (4:24)
  2. Ganja Dub (5:39)
Review: Back to 94! AKO bossman Stretch digs deep into the DAT vault for these hefty piece of jungle dubplate history. "Dem Want It (VIP)" is all about those rolling percussive breaks and that bulging sub. Minimalism with clarity and soul, this still pokes the hell out of systems to this day. "Ganja Dub" on the B brings a little more soul to the jam with some beautiful keys before dropping back into Stretch's signature ruffage, sub-led sound. Released as part of AKO Beatz 150th release celebrations - and already sold out on picture disc - neither track have seen the light of a full vinyl release until this year, yet both sound as future as they did 25 years ago. Beatz working.
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AKO10 Series Presents Enjoy
AKO10 Series Presents Enjoy (limited marbled vinyl 10")
Cat: AKO 10007. Rel: 04 Sep 20
Drum And Bass/Jungle
  1. Crush (7:15)
  2. Don't You Know (5:24)
Review: Fresh from appearing on AKO Beatz Arcade series last year, Italian groove maestro Enjoy returns to Stretch's stable with two emphatic slabs of deep, soulful jungle. 'Crush' is an emotional whirlwind that wouldn't have gone amiss on Goodlooking way, way back in the foundations. Spacey but anchored with a nice dubby touch on the bass, 'Crush' is an ageless ode to breakbeats. 'Don't You Know' takes us even deeper down the soul hole with a surging vocal sample over more space-bound pads and beautifully crafted drum work. Enjoy!
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Akoism Volume 3
Akoism Volume 3 (clear vinyl 12")
Cat: AKOB 020. Rel: 12 Nov 20
Drum And Bass/Jungle
  1. Greenleaf - "Heartical Rasta" (Rumbleton version) (6:44)
  2. Double O - "Conquer" (6:29)
  3. The Last Ronin - "Love & Hate" (6:16)
  4. Law - "Knowing" (5:45)
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No More Mind Games
No More Mind Games (translucent pink vinyl 10")
Cat: AKO 10010. Rel: 16 Dec 20
Drum And Bass/Jungle
  1. No More Mind Games (4:59)
  2. Lost In Love (4:33)
Review: Immortal Minds makes a fantastic debut here on the AKO label with a pair of beautiful soulful tracks that are perfectly at home on this label. They come on fuchsia pink transparent vinyl that's nearly as nice as the tunes themselves. 'No More Mind Games' is super smooth, the deft design and subtle motifs that peel off the groove providing lyle anchors as the beats roll on a heart aching vocal soars up top. 'Lost In Love' then pairs a vocal you will recognise with super spacious drums and cosmic synths that are directly from the heavens. When it drops, you're locked in for the ride and there's nowhere you'd rather be.
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Akoism Volume 4
Akoism Volume 4 (clear vinyl 12")
Cat: AKOB 021. Rel: 12 Nov 20
Drum And Bass/Jungle
  1. Pixl - "Tubby's Innovation" (6:06)
  2. Dokta Venom - "Dreadnox" (5:53)
  3. Threshold - "The Lost Knight" (6:31)
  4. SR - "Skat" (6:49)
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Mind Signs
Mind Signs (white vinyl 10")
Cat: AKO 10009. Rel: 16 Dec 20
Drum And Bass/Jungle
  1. Mind Signs (6:15)
  2. Trust (4:56)
Review: The AKO label has dropped not one but two super sweet 12"s this December. After one from Immortal Minds comes this equally smooth and seductive roller from Specialist X. 'Mind Signs' is a classic soulful gem - the pads are airy and golden, the drums as smooth as silk and the vocal is an aching one from a tender male. 'Trust' then follows suit with more cosmically minded and frictionless liner grooves, this time punctuated with the odd broken kick pattern and icy hi hats that dangle in the air. Both will carry you away to a better place.
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Tek 9 LP
Tek 9 LP (2xLP)
Cat: AKOBLP 002. Rel: 12 Dec 19
Drum And Bass/Jungle
  1. OoMan (4:25)
  2. Winking (5:23)
  3. Knightmare (4:25)
  4. '96 Demo (6:59)
  5. One (3:26)
  6. Your Last Chance (4:48)
  7. A Bit Much (5:17)
  8. Adventure Game (5:11)
  9. Weirdo Leirdo (1:53)
  10. Get In Then Get Out (2:52)
Review: It's been a fair old while since Dennis "Dego" McFarlane last donned the Tek9 alias, a solo pseudonym he first used in 1991 on the bass-heavy, Bleep and hardcore influenced weightiness of "Kingdom Of Dub". This album - his first under the name since 1999's jazzy and downtempo "Simply" - is not entirely new, but all of the music is previously unreleased. The tracks were produced at various points between 1995 and 2019 and mostly offer warm, melodious, funk-fuelled takes on jungle and drum and bass rich in bustling basslines, snare-heavy beats, jazz-funk chords (something that has long been a feature of McFarlane's work) and picturesque melodies. There are some heavier, rougher and more ragga-influenced cuts present, but the prevailing vibe is warm and positive.
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