metaslip01As is the norm with all things Metalheadz there has been an onslaught of top quality releases lately with more to come. Simon Tucker gives us the lowdown on what has happened and what we should be looking out for.

It’s safe to say we’re big fans of Metalheadz here at Louder than War. It’s a label that has been producing quality releases since its inception and that gold streak is continuing at a pace showing no signs of slowing down. So what have they been up and what should you be grabbing? These are just a few of my personal choices.

Artificial Intelligence: Shrine EP

The duo of Zula Warner and Glenn Herweijer continue on their purple patch with this sensational three track EP. The Shrine EP follows AI’s wonderful album Timeline (our review of which can be found here) and it is an EP that within the space of three songs manages to encapsulate everything that is wonderful about Drum and Bass music taking in euphoria, grit, and sci-fi tech step.

Key Track: Ghost Racoon

John B: Lava/Lie To Me

Lava/Lie To Me is a welcome return to the label from John B. Lava finds the producer twisting minds on a wave of grit and venom whilst Lie To Me sees him turn to the more soulful side of electronica.

Key Track: Lava

SB81: 90’s/Memories of You/Pache (Metalheadz Platinum series. Released 27/05)

Challenged by label head Goldie in 2014 to make something Metalheadz worthy, SB81 is now three releases in for the label and this three track EP is set to send him stratospheric. Over the running time we are submerged in a dystopian world of twisted rhythms and metal machine music. The magic here is the space he leaves around the edges leaving plenty of room for the mind to explore.


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All words by Simon Tucker. More writing by Simon on Louder Than War can be found at his author’s archive. You can also find Simon on twitter as @simontucker1979

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