Wednesday, April 24, 2019
'THE GREENROOM' Special Label Feature on REPERTOIRE (Volume 2) - May 1, 2019
On WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2019, STUNNA kicks off Year 14 of 'THE GREENROOM' on BASSDRIVE Radio. In the season opener, he presents a special label feature on one of DRUM+BASS/JUNGLE music's finest imprints: REPERTOIRE. Over three years since the first feature mix on the label, this session, STUNNA takes a closer look at REPERTOIRE's artists and its current music doing the global rounds.
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 & REXIMUS.
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.
Following a long list of stellar releases (including offerings from ACID LAB, AHMAD, AKINSA, ARTILECT, CYCLE-ONE, DAVID LOUIS, DEAD MAN'S CHEST, DRUM CYPHA, EUSEBEIA, HOMEMADE WEAPONS, ILK, OUTER HEAVEN, OVERLOOK, RICKY FORCE, STRANJAH, THING, and TIM REAPER), MAY 2019 sees the release of the "FULL REPERTOIRE Volume 2" EP. The solid four-tracker brings forth label debuts from KOLA NUT, MANI FESTO and NECROTYPE, alongside EUSEBEIA, DAVID LOUIS, and label founder LAW.
Join us this session as STUNNA dives deep into the label's catalogue yet again 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/Bandcamp
• REPERTOIRE on Soundcloud
• REPERTOIRE on Facebook
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