After the success of Ten Tons Deeper‘s (the second label under the Ten Ton Brand) first release, Label boss Rekless is quick to follow up with yet more quality liquid vibes.This time they come from a young producer from Essex called Sketcha.
Sketcha has been producing for many years making waves on the jump up scene, working with various camps including Tango down digital and Lay Low recordings, always experimenting with new ways to make beats, he stumbled upon making Liquid and the darker side of dnb and hasn’t looked back. Its easy to pigeon hole an artist under one genre, but it seems Sketcha is master of a few and seems to jump efforthlessly from liquid, to darksideto techy, or maybe mixing all the above into one hybrid monster sounds, AND PULLING IT OFF!!! (leave your dirty minds at the door please)
Recently Sketcha seems to have definitely found his sound, utilising his years of experience in the jump up scene and music in general to maximum effect, not only from an arrangement point of view but also from a production point of view making sure all those instruments cut through the mix to maximum effect.
Deep in the darkest parts of Essex Sketcha was swiftly signed to Ten Tons Deeper off the back of a demo he handed to Rekless (TTD CEO), by the time Rekless got home the same day he was on the phone offering Sketcha a place in the Ten Ton camp
This second offering under TTD is big deal, The Lifeline EP shows Sketcha’s ability to genre jump and is testament to the high standard at Ten Tons Deeper, a 4 track masterpiece from a name you will definitely be hearing more from this year ‘SKETCHA’, you heard it here first peeps.
Each track on the EP shows another set of tools Sketcha has it his disposable from the lead track‘ Lifeline‘ with its intricate chord structure, nicely overlayed with sinister bass and a few synth stabs chucked in for good measure, to the beautiful piece of audio landscaping that is ‘Hero‘, this is where Sketcha shows his attention to detail and employs it to show he is not a one EP artists, this Essex based producer is here to stay, have a listen to his EP below and make sure you go to your download stores to purchase it on 11.8.14
TTB’s longest serving soldier Dangerous breaks out of the studio that Ten Ton Beats CEO Rekless barricaded him into with what is arguable his biggest and best release to date.
The Working Class hero EP starts out the journey to get you all ready for his follow up as yet untitled LP coming soon to TTB.
Every single track on this monster 4 piece behemoth sends shivers down your spine and sends electrical signals to your brain to engage and skank!!!, from the big bad bass of the lead track ‘Working class hero’ to the unbelievably sick master piece that is ‘Death wish’, this EP shows how far Mr Dangerous has come over the last 3 years, A producer who always seeks to make the next release better than the last, he has truly leap frogged to a production skill set that not many producers achieve. The Working class hero EP cements Dangerous as amongst the next new wave of producers to breakthrough causing a big rukus in the world of dnb
Dangerous is the man in the spotlight at the moment gaining love internationally from the USA to Germany, Belgium and everywhere inbetween, bookings are coming in thick and fast for him and its been a long time coming. The recognition he deserves is finally happening and his production reflects this by pulling out all the stops to satisfy this new demand for his talents.
As i mentioned before there is a 10-12 track LP in the planning stages with alot of the material already made, Dangerous and his workrate has never been an issue its the quality he is achieving now that has changed and will be applied to this new LP. Dangerous has always been a very talented producer, there must be something about that south coast air he shares with fellow TTB producer DJ Dusty and TTB affiliates Samy Nicks & Rekwest.
The Album will be a reflection of his journey through the world of dnb since signing to Ten Ton Beats over 3 years ago, there will be VIP’s of some of his most popular tracks including ‘once upon a time in south’ supported by the Legendary Bailey on his 1xtra show not forgetting revisiting some of the tracks he made with the Mighty MC Foxy of the New Breed Crew & Mad Man Army and of course there will be a load of new material that will be rotated on dub in the coming months.
There is lots to look forward to from Mr Dangerous, including a visit to the liquid side of things away from his jump up roots for a release on Ten Ton Beats sister label Ten Tons Deeper. whether you are listening to one of his beats or you have managed to catch a Dj set of his somewhere in the world, one thing is for sure Dangerous is certainly living up to his name, flying the flag for TTB Dangerous is definitely releasing the DANGER!!!!!
LISTEN TO THE WORKING CLASS EP HERE:
Costa aka Steampunk was born in the mid 80′s in Stuttgart, Germany. About 15 Years later he stumbled upon Drum And Bass more or less by coincidence. But this coincidence soon became one of his major changes in life. Following the call and searching for more, he found his love not only in the music but in the whole scene.
A couple of years later he took matters into his own hands, started mixing and put his first sets online under his first alias sTk. It didn’t take long till local Drum & Bass veterans discovered his talents and called him out to play on their events. So far Steampunk received bookings from north to south Germany, acting as local support for big names like Crissy Criss, Nicky Blackmarket, Blokhe4d, MC Navigator and the Ragga Twins. From the wildest jumpup tracks to harmonic liquid ballads, he’s mashing up tunes in about every style drum and bass can offer.
Meanwhile the producer inside broke through and so he used his influences gathered from producers like Original Sin, Heist, Hoax, Callide, Tantrum Desire and Drumsound & Bassline Smith to start producing his own jumpup and dancefloor bangers. Always in mind to keep the wild side of JumpUp Drum & Bass alive. Now he’s been in
the game for about 6 years on the DJ’ing side of things and has been producing for 2 years, more and more people are starting to notice his talents. Steampunk skills have developed to such an extent that he is being recognised worldwide and not just in his homeland of Germany, After sending a demo to TTB’s head man Rekless it was litrally days before Rekless replied his demo with an invitation to join Ten Ton Beats, Here at TTB HQ we have big things planned for this very talented electronic musician who seems to have mastered the ability to apply as much energy as he has for DnB into his productions, definatly one to watch for 2014
First up from Steampunk we have what is arguably one of Ten Ton Beats most supported releases from the lead track Thunder Storm to the highly supported Hands off Steampunk is making a big statement, put quite simply he’s here to send ravers into skanking frenzy, and he has the skills to do it, Available to download from 9.6.14.
In early 2013 Blackmask spawned from hellish depths of the DnB scene to bring High impact, dark energy back into the world of jump up drum and bass. Shrouded in mystery BlackMask have been plotting in their secret lair to slowly but surely rise to prominence by infecting unsuspecting ravers with with their well produced, balanced hypnotic brand of drum and bass, taking the genre to a whole new level.
Right off the bat the mysterious Blackmask caught the attention of big players on the scene, the German Jump up power house DJ Shrust was very quickly on the scene as well as the legendary DJ Phantasy, and DJ Spice all were intrigued by this new sound emerging from back streets of DnB, and most of all the question was raised Just who is the BlackMask?, is it one person, or a collective, nobody knows for sure, but the sound this new entity has unleashed is truly mind blowing and has been being lapped up by DnB ravers all over the world, from the USA to the UK and everywhere inbetween BlackMasks unmisakeable evil Basslines has been causing mayhem.
It wasn’t long before TTB’s Rekless was sent a demo with a note saying would you like our sound on your label (note written in
blood!!), after initially being a little freaked out by the Blood, Rekless was soon on board and i think its true to say is very excited about this new brand
of DnB being delivered to the masses through his label with trademark highly professional production, and with such force ravers can do nothing to stop it apart from uncontrollably skank out.
BlackMask are normally hiding out in their secret lair producing new material, concocting new ways to dominate both ravers and the DnB scene in general be sure to keep it locked to Ten Ton Beats for the next instalment of the mysterious BlackMask.
BlackMask continue the now legendary Knights of the Ten Ton Table free mix series alongside TTB resident lyricist MC D-Low feel free to download this essential mix below if you like what you hear then head to the to the MP3 store on this website to purchase their Let none survive EP OUT NOW……. SIMPLY PRESS THE DOWN ARROW ON THE PLAYER BELOW….ENJOY
Ten Ton Beats goes on the road through out 2014, to start things off Rekless and crew will be heading for the legendary Shotta TV studios for a 3 hour Ten Ton Takeover on Sunday 26th January. Between 6pm and 9pm on Sunday Ten Ton beats will be transmitting that energy that you only get in a dnb rave through the sorcery of WIFI straight on to your Laptops, PC’s Tablets or dare i say it macs.
Dancefloor based dnb at its finest delivered by current and future producers on Ten Ton Beats, DJ’s on consists of Dangerous, Substainless, Lymitless, Rekless backed up by the vocal talents of MC’s Ruption, Dribbz, J.O.K & D-Low.
Just when you think your weekend is over TTB keeps that fire burning for another 3 hours of dnb carnage so set a reminder on your phone or mark the date in your diary and head over to on www.shotta.tv Sunday 26th January show some support for one of the fastest rising dnb record labels on road.
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