The vinyls for our debut release have landed safely at the Higher Ground Recordings HQ in Berlin, and they are looking and sounding amazing!! These limited edition 12″ vinyls were mastered by Beau Thomas at Ten Eight Seven Mastering, and pressed to heavyweight (180g) black acetate for high-quality, audiophile playback! The record comes in a white sleeve and full colour, 3mm jacket, with custom artwork by the talented Eric Tiedt!
Higher Ground Recordings is a brand-new, Berlin-based label dedicated to releasing modern jungle/drum’n’bass music in a high-quality, heavyweight vinyl format.
Coming in strong for the new year, their debut release opens with an upbeat, amen-heavy anthem, leaving you feeling uplifted right from the get-go. The flipside boasts the perfect supplement – a deep jungle roller on a slightly dubwise tip!
Aries & Ras Lion – “Reality”
(feat. Navigator & Mish Maybe)
Originally recorded in the Lion’s Den during one of Aries’ visits to Berlin, “Reality” tells the story of jungle music as a conscious, worldwide movement, continuously growing from its humble UK roots to its present global following.
Teaming up with the long-time musical activist Ras Lion on production – and featuring the powerful lyrics of legendary vocalist Navigator and the talented Mish Maybe – “Reality” successfully invokes the spirit of jungle music, bringing forth a positive message much needed in this age of confusion. Reality is sure to be one of THE jungle anthems of 2017!
Brian Brainstorm – “Kings Road Dub”
Originating from the deeper (and slightly darker) side of modern jungle music, “Kings Road Dub” is the ideal counterpart to Reality. With a somewhat more straightforward, almost “dubwise” approach, Cologne-based producer Brian Brainstorm skillfully rides the thin line between jungle and drum’n’bass – with classic clash-drawn samples, a grooving skank and his signature rolling bassline that is sure to set any dance on fire!
Limited Edition, 12” vinyl (180gr., black) + Digital
*Vinyl release date: June 12th, 2017
*Digital release date: June 26th, 2017