Wednesday, April 6, 2016
On WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016, STUNNA hosts another exclusive installment of 'THE GREENROOM' program on BASSDRIVE Radio. In this session, he takes a closer look at one of DRUM+BASS/JUNGLE music's finest imprints and presents a special feature mix on the revered REPERTOIRE label.
The UK-based REPERTOIRE imprint was founded in 2009 when label founder and producer/DJ LAW’s sophomore track "SOPHINE" found its way into the ears of TOBIE and PHIL @ NU-URBAN distribution. The track was nearly signed to PHIL’s PRISTINE RECORDINGS imprint, but instead, LAW insisted it be released on a brand new label of his own entitled REPERTOIRE.
Shortly after the release of REPRV001: “SOPHINE” b/w “CLOUD FAIRY” by BRIGHTON, UK’s X-NATION, NU-URBAN soon folded and REPERTOIRE was left to fend for itself. After a few digital releases, including REPR003 by DUTCH producers INFEST + QUASI, the label soon wound down as LAW focused on the OLD SCHOOL JUNGLE resource hub DRUMTRIP.
After a couple of years in the wilderness, and now with label manager BEN REPERTOIRE at the helm, the imprint returned in 2013 and BEN quickly commissioned a string of digital releases from the likes of CHARLIE TURBO & M PATHY, OKEE, PROBE-ONE, and STATESIDE production duo KASIOUS & REMIXUS.
In early 2015, REPERTOIRE saw its first vinyl release in almost five years in the form of REPRV002, finally pressing LAW’s “SOMETHING SPECIAL” alongside PROBE-ONE’s spellbinding AMEN workout "VOYAGE." This limited, white label run of 100 copies sold out before the record was even pressed.
Buoyed by the success of that record, REPERTOIRE quickly moved forward with its biggest release to date, "THE PAST & PRESENT EP” which featured tracks by scene stalwarts REALSIDE (aka SONAR CIRCLE/DOMU) and THE INVISIBLE MAN, alongside JUNGLE renaissance man TIM REAPER, and LAW & WHEELER.
Next on the agenda was REPERTOIRE's most ambitious release yet: an 11 track CD album and 12″ four track vinyl sampler. Entitled “FULL REPERTOIRE,” the album features some of the biggest names in underground DRUM+BASS/JUNGLE such as DJ TRAX, MADCAP, KID LIB, SOUL INTENT, SOULSTRUCTURE and many more. A digital download of the album will become available at all fine outlets on APRIL 25th.
With a stellar new release from DRUM CYPHA, and many more exciting projects penned this year, 2016 has already kicked off in style for REPERTOIRE. Be sure to keep an eye out as well for more editions of their recently-launched podcast series, too.
Join us this session as STUNNA dives deep into the label's catalogue and presents his own blend of a number of the finest moments in REPERTOIRE's rich discography. Tune in!!
**For more information on REPERTOIRE, visit:
• REPERTOIRE Main Site
• REPERTOIRE on Facebook
• REPERTOIRE on Soundcloud
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