Saturday, 19 December 2009

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

New 2nd Drop - J:Kenzo & LD

2562 (Tectonic) - “J:Kenzo track is nice, liking the stripped down percussion n bass flavour :)”

Joe Nice (Dub War) - “Conqueror has been tearing up the dancefloor”

Diplo (Mad Decent) - “I love your label!!!”

DJ support from Caspa (Dub Police), Benga (Tempa), Untold (Hemlock/Hessle Audio) Mary Anne Hobbs (Radio One), Ramadanman (Hessle Audio/2nd Drop), Shortstuff (Blunted Robots), Reso (Civil Music), Sinden (Kiss FM), Desto (Ramp), Modeselektor (BPitch Control)

Another slick double artist 12” from the 2nd Drop camp and for this, our 9th release, Soushakerz head honcho and Kent second finest achievement after the Channel Tunnel, J:Kenzo, offers a blistering A side with Conqueror. This moody, skittish and intense bongo led firecracker that descends into a thumping bass skank out on the drop, is pure dancefloor dynamite.

On the flip sees the return of LD, who continues to take the percussive elements deeper on Derailment, adding in ravey synth line and switch up 2nd Drop that compliments Conqueror perfectly. Two tracks that will never leave the box.

As always, 2nd Drop commissions some fresh and totally bespoke artwork, welcoming back one of Portugal’s finest illustrators and guerrilla artists, Uiu, last seen on 2nd Drop 006, interprets Conqueror in his own unique style. (

J:Kenzo - Conqueror (2nd Drop Records) from Markle on Vimeo.

LD - Derailment (2nd Drop Records) from Markle on Vimeo.