A collection of free tunes from releases and other random tunes/remixes.
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ABAGAFREE019 – Released on 4th August 2014 through ABAGA Records
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Scottish producer/DJ Tactus – head of ABAGA Records – is back with a 4 track EP out on August 4th, 2014 through his own label. The ‘Relocate EP’ is a collection of tracks made at different points over the last 3 years, and will finally be available for a ‘name your price’ download. Despite being recorded at different times, the songs work together, melding jungle sounds with short edits of reggae vocals and rhythmical basslines, which translate well to dance floors, while retaining melody and a relaxed atmosphere. Tactus’ last EP had a great reception, with plays from various DJs and radio shows, including Sub.fm and Radio 1’s Ally McCrae.
ABAGAFREE018 – Released on 2nd December 2013 through ABAGA Records
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Label boss Tactus heads this EP alongside two collabs with MAKO. Both artists have been busy with a number of projects, Tactus’ recent EP on Gradient Audio and MAKOs’ release on Hot N Heavy have both been well received, and between gigging, Sub FM sessions, BBC Radio 1 and Rinse FM plays, this EP is presented by two like-minded producers, coming together to find new ways in which to meld styles, experiment with sounds and snare placement, whilst retaining melody and emphasis on sub frequencies. It will be the prestigious labels’ 39th release, and acts almost as a follow-up to MAKOs’ ‘The Space Badgers EP’ from late 2010, which also included two collaborations between these two producers.
Included at: Library UK – Jungle’n’Wobbles – BBC Radio 1 – Sub FM/Ashtech – Bass And Space – The Techno Kittens – KCRW/MALCOLM Podcast – The Noise Gate/Diegetics – Pete Cogle: bit.ly/1eM0CiD & bit.ly/1h8Czwq – Soundscape Memoirs – THANKS!
Released on 30th August 2013 through Gradient Audio
Released on 17th April 2013 through Witness (Edinburgh club night)
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BLM0078 – Released on 26th March 2013 through Black Lantern Music
Black Lantern are proud to present an EP of dubstep tracks by Edinburgh-based producer and ABAGA Records founder Tactus, sticking to the heavy bass and 2-step beats laid down by the original innovators of first-wave dubstep.
The skanking rhythms of Change are complimented by the luscious vocals of singer Rebecca Mason, swathed in tripped-out reverb and swelling, pulsing filters.
Dancing Bruise features a throbbing, skittering bassline over a full-throttle garage rhythm, breaking down into skanking reggae patterns in the bridge.
The stunning Buleriass Shake is utterly original, melding the complex time signatures and subtle guitar flourishes of Spanish traditional music with upfront dubstep.
Closer Shake Service is ital dubstep in its purest form, a skanking rhythm with plucked guitar and bass, and supremely dubbed-out drops.
Dubstep with the emphasis on dub and omnipresent 2-step rhythms – recorded in 2009/10, these tracks are Tactus’ riposte to empty-headed brostep and creatively bankrupt trap.
Released 15th January 2011
ABAGAFREE004 – Released on 14th September 2010 through ABAGA Records
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The latest free release on ABAGA Records keeps up the standard of quality that sets apart these EPs from the massive bulk of shoddy dubstep contaminating our dancefloors. The Deranged EP kicks off in typical Tactus style; Dynasty Of Doom is harsh and heavy and yet has a danceable skank that doesn’t let up. Killa Na Run, is again testament to Tactus’ reggae roots, with catchy vocals and melodic guitar riffs offsetting some hefty sub. Tracked Down places itself firmly on the dub side of dubstep, and allows the mellow side of Tactus as producer time to shine through; it also lulls us into a false sense of security before the EPs conclusion with Cuntaminated, which ups the ante for a filthy finish to a belter of an EP.
ABAGA004 – Released on 6th April 2009 through ABAGA Records
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