New EP out today through the recently re-launched label New Dawn Records.
’18 Showdown’ includes all the remixes produced by the legendary turntablist Krash Slaughta (DMC Finals / II Tone Committee) for the Belles in Monica crew which were originally released on 12″ vinyl with the addition of new cut “Venom”. All are now available to stream and download for the first time.
The DJ’s renowned production style fusing imaginative soundscapes, driving beats and immense scratch skills combine with storytelling rhymes and hard bars. From the fuel injected funk and cutting frenzy of “Meltdown”, to the sinister tension of “What D’Ya Need” and the sonic chaos of “Resistance is Futile”, the EP is a rare collection of artistically expressive and powerful hip hop immersed in a golden era just as a new decade comes in to view.
Krash Slaughta continues to release new material and perform live regularly. New Dawn Records will announce a new release schedule for 2020 by artists from the USA and UK shortly.
Out today on the newly relaunched New Dawn Records, “Y’All in Meltdown –
Lazarus EP Vol 1” by hip hop crew Belles in Monica is a re-issue of
their classic singles “Y’All Under Surveillance” and “Meltdown”
available together for the first time on digital formats.
The original vinyl releases were regulars on multiple stations including BBC Radio 1 and featured in a variety of printed publications including Billboard, Hip Hop Connection and Blues & Soul, while extensive club support led to high entries in DJ Magazine’s specialist charts.
The new EP includes the celebrated and some previously unreleased
versions of the remixes by G-Sharp, Phi Life Cypher producer DJ Nappa,
turntablist supreme DJ Mr Thing and legendary DMC finalist Krash
Slaughta, and also features brand new exclusive re-worked productions of
the originals. Dope rhymes, banging beats and formidable turntablism
all served up for the hip hop connoisseurs.
Y’All Under Surveillance (G-Sharp Rmx) Y’All Under Surveillance (DJ Nappa Rmx) Y’All Under Surveillance (DJ Nappa Rmx instrumental) Y’All Under Surveillance (’18 Edit) Meltdown (’18 Edit) Meltdown (DJ Nappa Rmx ft cuts by Mr Thing) Meltdown (Mr Krash Slaughta Massive Meltdown Rmx) Meltdown (Gripper Rmx)
Now streaming on Spotify
Distributed by Ingrooves, also available to stream & download at the following :
hop label & UEP’s parent company New Dawn
Records are marking their re-launch after 15 years with a series of
specially commissioned single & EP releases over the coming months. Having
signed a distribution partnership with US company INgrooves, they are currently adding new artists to the roster.
The first single “Y’All Under Surveillance” b/w “Meltdown” by Belles in Monica dropped today, taken from the EP “Y’All in Meltdown” releasing April 26th. Available for the first time to stream and download, the original vinyl releases were championed by multiple stations including BBC Radio 1’s Evening Sessions host Steve Lamacq, featured in various print publications including Billboard, iDJ and Blues & Soul, and were regular entries in DJ Magazine’s specialist club charts.
Remixes are courtesy of G-Sharp, legendary turntablist & DMC finalist Krash Slaughta and Phi Life Cypher producer DJ Nappa featuring cuts by DJ Mr Thing.
Check the stream on Soundcloud
Also available on Spotify, Amazon, Apple, Deezer, iTunes & Tidal – choose your preferred option HERE
Keep up to date with all of New Dawn Records’ developments and news about forthcoming releases at their OFFICIAL WEBSITE and via their various social media platforms
New Dawn Records was first established in 1996, and were the original parent company of UrbanElite PR.
Becoming dormant in 2004 so that all resources could be redirected into developing and establishing the promotional division as one of the leading publicists of independent hip hop & rap music worldwide, the label are relaunching in 2019 with UEP reverting to its original role in house.
Just launched today, the official website www.newdawnrecs.com has all the details about the label’s history while outlining their plans for the future, including information regarding the initial set of releases specially formulated to mark their return.
Originally releasing on vinyl and CD formats, New Dawn Records have partnered with US company Ingrooves for worldwide digital distribution, and have four new EP’s in the pipeline representing a mix of back catalogue never before available in digital format, re-worked and produced originals and brand new exclusive tracks.
This early release phase is ahead of the label working with new artists and their products, several of whom may be very familiar to those aware of past work done by UrbanElite PR.
26th April 2019 sees the first of these EP’s releasing, “Y’All in Meltdown – Lazarus EP Vol 1” by the crew Belles in Monica. A mix of their two singles “Y’All Under Surveillance” and “Meltdown”, originally released on 12″ vinyl, both were championed by BBC Radio 1’s Steve Lamacq among others, enjoyed extensive international club support, received coverage in magazines such as Billboard, DJ and Blues & Soul, and were featured in independent films.
Included are remixes by Phi Life Cypher beatmeister DJ Nappa and the legendary DMC finalst DJ Krash Slaughta with further contributions by producers G-Sharp, Gripper and turntablist supreme DJ Mr Thing. The originals have also received the “re-work” treatment reflected in the ’18 edits.
The second in the series releases 17th May 2019, the “Sapientia EP” by Underground Cartel
A project masterminded by producer Kruze to represent the traditional values of global hip hop culture, this is an international collaboration in the truest sense, with multiple territories represented.
Featured artists include Swiss Precise (KBH), Yukonn MC, Brandon J Atlas, Tone Rome, Lockness, Black Market and Crazy Ballhead (all USA), Creamo and Rapstation’s Mr CRF (both UK), El Meswy (Spain), Magellano (Croatia), Beni Blanco (Originaires du Sud France), Bleek (Holland), Grizu (Germany), Dumi Right (Zimbabwe) and from Italy, Marya and the late, great, Primo Brown (Cor Veleno).
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