To round off what has been a massive year for Ten Ton Beats, TTB’s man in charge Rekless wanted to round it off with a release that would cement this fast moving label as the forward thinking deliverer of quality dance floor DnB that it has become known for.
This EP employs some of the biggest talents that have passed through the doors at TTB, names such as Manga, Dangerous & Samy Nicks have all contributed to this project that has been in the making since the label started almost 3 years ago. Newbie’s to the roster Noise Lab and Peddla have both offered up huge mixes to introduce themselves to the dnb & drum step masses.
This EP is based around the vocals of a very well know MC/Vocalist Jay Tuns. Jay has worked hard over the years gaining huge respect on the battle MC scene with an unheard of 104 wins and no losses on the battle circuit, with that arena conquered Jay took the risky move of moving into live band work rather than the usual grime scene that most Mc’s of his calibre would have done.
This proved to be a shrewd move as Jay now tours the world with the likes of Dub Pistols and The Ben & Lex live show who feature names such as Rodney P, Million Dan and Earl 16, as if his schedule wasn’t full enough he has found a new love for all things DnB and has recently caught the attention of Bio Beats Fatman D who has been made him a full member of the Biological Beats gang.
Jay has also been made a resident MC for Exeter’s premier Drum and Bass night ‘Rinseout’. This project got under way when Jay sent Rekless a few tracks he was working on a couple years back seizing the opportunity Rekless asked if he could use the hook to one of the tracks ‘Addicted’ as he knew it would lend itself well to dnb, it took a while but with the addition of the Noise Lab & Peddla mixes this EP has been brought bang up to date with all artists going back in on their original mixes, the idea was although the sample is the same, every track must bring something new to the listening experience which we at TTB think we have achieved………..WITH BELLS ON!!!.
From Noise Labs no nonsense high tech tearout, to the crossover potential of Peddla’s Drumstep stomper, coupled with the Jay Tuns hypnotic bars this EP has a mix to please Ravers, DJ’s and everyone in between. Ten Ton Beats ends 2013 with the way it wants to start 2014……….WITH A MASSIVE SLICE OF MERKINGTON PIE!!!!
Ten Ton Beats steps up once again to bring you the best in upfront dnb shinanigins, whose leading the charge on this assault on the audio senses, none other than the mighty SUBSTAINLESS. Substainless has been making waves for years as part of Dub professors and as a solo artist. Head of TTB Rekless had been in toiuch with Substainless before now and had an EP all mapped out with this coventry based producer, but for what ever reason that EP didnt happen. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise because when Rekless got in touch with substainless to see if they could make another EP work this The Gunslinger EPis what came out, This HUGE riddim filled EP will be avialable to download from 11.11.13.
Anthony aka “Substainless” has been producing for just over 4 years, He has been producing style’s and sound’s of all sub-genres of Drum & Bass, And likes to dabble in to a bit of Trap, Dubstep & UK Hip Hop from time to time. Substainless likes to busy himself in the studio on some project or other, he is an artists who is truly dedicated to his art, always finding new ways to exploit his skills on the buttons to cause maximum damage on the dnacefloors. One of the things that makes this producer different to all the rest is his attention to detail, clinically clean production and what seems to be a sixth sense for what truly works on the dancefloor.
This EP is proof that Substainless can and will take a seat alongside the DnB producing greats of the UK, Have a listen to this epic EP below
The latest release in the Ten Ton Beats shop is the Bangers Only LP by Various artists, 11 tracks of jump up dnb shinanigins celebrating 30 releases on Ten Ton Beats, you can buy it right here on this website, simple click on Online shop at the top of the page when the menu drops down hit the MP3′s tab
TTB started way back in 2011 it’s been 2 years of hard graft and sticking to the label ethos of fresh talent first that has got Ten Ton Beats this far. Currently on the roster and making massive waves in the world of dnb and included on the epic album are acts like Dangerous, Samy Nicks & Rekwest, MarX, Dusty, Manga, Mr Alf-E, Black Howlin, Locked, MarX, Miss Melody.
Ten Ton Beats is the brainchild of Dj Rekless, affiliated to the New Breed crew and ex partner in the massive Cyntax Error record label responsible for the discoveries of super producers Doctor P & Trolley Snatcha (known back then as Soundz destructive) not forgetting the jump up legend Dj Manga adding Mattix and Futile (currently signed to Crystal Clear’s Cold blooded record label) to the mix whilst still remembering Raw Theory ( now signed to Matrix & futurebound’s Viper Records) as testament to the attention to detail Rekless employs when signing acts to his record label.
Label head Rekless is of the opinion that it’s all about the music not the ‘name’ which is way he decided to celebrate 30 releases with an example of just that. The quality of Dancefloor based carnage on this rewind guaranteed LP cannot be denied on this 11 piece collection of skanktastic riddims. From the Dj’s favourite’ Out my head’ (Mr Alf-E feat Thunda B) to the half tempo Launch by BiteMe this LP is designed to show the buying market that just because you may not recognise the name that does not mean that the music is of any less quality in relation to its ability to instantly make you give it the gun finger salute and immediately brockout. The Bangers only LP cements Ten Ton Beats as a force to be reckoned with in the world of the drum and bass record label. And an indication of what’s to come from this fast moving home to all things bass heavy and fully dutty.
Ten Ton Beats soldier ‘Dangerous’ kicks in the dnb scene doors and cements his place as a contender with this no holds barred return to all things bass heavy and fully dutty . After the success of his ‘The Good the bad, and the Dangerous LP, Dangerous knew on his return he would have to come up with the goods, and he does not disappoint, Dangerous and TTB head Rekless decided not to go with the standard 4 track EP but to go with 5 tracks so as to give the listener a real feel for how far this master of 170 + bpm has come since his last TTB offering, infact he has rooted through his dnb filofax (how 80’s) to find a very well known collaborator for his lead track in the form of the legendary Mc Foxy utilising one of Foxy’s best known catchphrases to maximum effect and setting the scene for the rest of the EP.
‘Set the trend’ is a no dead weight EP with one theme running through every track, “so what’s the theme I hear you cry”, to infect every rave with the sound of this south coast based producer.
Set the Trend – Dangerous hooks up with Mc Foxy to take you on a journey to stompsville, from the very well known chant from Foxy to the well processed bass stabs and industrial strength beats, a strong start to an epic EP
Meatgrinder remix –A remix of an original track by Dangerous (TTB005) is one of those tracks that stops you in your tracks for a moment all you want to do is stand still and see if that bassline is as downright filthy as when the DJ first dropped it in, answer……yes, once the beats team up with said bass line and eerie sample it’s a combination that is truly unstoppable, a massive stand alone track and another masterpiece from Dangerous.
Death March Dangerous puts his jump up hat on for this firing assault on the dance floor, Star wars-esq intro with big brash beats lead into hard stutter bass line, and high speed percussion. All these elements ensure maximum impact on when dropped into any set.
Book of the dead Book of the dead is the track that Dangerous seems to be most proud of, Epic intro slowly draws you in to the breakdown this is the prelude to a high energy assault on the senses, This sweat inducing powererful track forces even the moodiest raver to throw caution to the winds skank out and yell BOHHH!!!. This track carries TTB’s rewind guaranteed stamp.
Swimming with Crocs As this EP was constructed to have each track as strong as the last, Dangerous offered up this titanic track to complete his return to TTB. Unassuming intro has you thinking happy thoughts as it plods along, suddenly the happy noises have gone and a solo voice tells you about the dangers of diving with crocodiles, at this point all hell breaks loose, and the happy intro is forgotten memory as you get to grips with serious sub bass which seems relentless in its mission to keep the heads nodding and the booty’s skankin, TTB lifts the roof off with another massive release.