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XXXY – Every Step Forward EP

XXXY – EVERY STEP FORWARD E.P 12” & DIGITAL Released Sep 2010 (ELIM005)

A.This Much

AA. Just For Me

B. Turn


First non debut release features our old friend XXXY from Manchester. Four epic tracks of high-tech, swinging house goodness that will choke your emotions.

King Thing – Mad Hatter EP

KING THING – MAD HATTER E.P 12” & DIGITAL Released Oct 2010 (ELIM004)


AA. Bump

B. Mad Hatter

BB. Neglect Me

Available in all good online stores.

Night Audio boss King Thing drops his very first release on wax, and every track is a certified club banger. London swing, raw chi-town off the wall gritty madness and hands in the air vocal breakdown’s converge with bumping analougue basslines, two for the girls, two for the boys totals four for the dance.

Cosmic Revenge – Cold Hearted EP


A. Hurricane Blues

AA. Mutations

B. Cold Hearted

B.B. Late Nights
COSMIC REVENGE’s first E.P. Still available in all good online stores.

Richly varied 4 tracker tackling mutant bongo funk, steam drenched, atmospheric 2step, broken jazzy drum entanglements, and sleazy talkbox gansta half step, all wrapped in a THC haze, straight outta San Fran.

VVV – The Projects EP

VVV – THE PROJECTS E.P 12” & DIGITAL Released Apr 2010 (ELIM002)

A. Project Z

AA. Back to Life

B. Project Y

BB. Project x

VVV’s first E.P. sold out on first pressing, but you can still cop the digital in all good online stores.

Four tracks of dreamy, heartbroken electronics meet with driving 2-step syncopations, all the way from Austin Texas.

Loops Haunt – Rubber Sun Grenade EP


A. Rubber Sun Grenade

AA. Proton Pack

B. Huarache

BB. Dusk Mechanics (Samoyed Remix)

Loops Haunts first E.P. sold out on first pressing, but you can still cop the digital in all good online stores.

Three tracks of devastating, crunchy machine funk that sound like nothing else on this planet, with a Samoyed remix that sounds like Carl Craig tackling uk funky. No lie.

Fortified Sessions is Resting

Fortified as a club night is taking a well earned rest. It may return at some point, or it may not, no one really knows. In the meantime you can find our fingers in one of these pies….


214 Bodytonic Podcast

To celebrate the release of 214′s Plastic Spokes EP this week he was asked to do a podcast for the revered Bodytonic site, and like all of his mixes, its a bit of a doozy, chock full of upront goodness. Enjoy….

Bodytonic Podcast – 214 by Bodytonicmusic.Com on Mixcloud

doc daneeka & benjamin damage – charlottenburg
leon vynehall – homage
groove armada – oh tweak me
chris james – play with me
tevo howard – mechanical disco heart
mike g – boost (admin remix)
maelstrom – pool chicks
kamikazee space programme – lawn
pip williams – sub zero
max ulis – knowledge
goldffinch – tip the dog
214 – here we stand
android cartel – faceleness (lazaro casanova and jay you remix)
s.a.s. – give it to you dub

Submerse Mecha EP

A.Submerse Mecha
AA.Submerse – Searching
B.Submerse & Resketch – Fruit Salad
BB.Submerse – I Can

Hailing from Cheshire, Submerse is an esteemed DJ/producer with a distinct and recognisable sound that traverses two-step, garage, bassline and funky whilst being punctuated by a myriad of unique and personal influences.

The 4 tracks on offer here are probably his strongest to date, ranging from the demented bassline bounce of Mecha to the blessed out, yearning garage of Searching and I Can, via the arcade game tropicalia of Fruit Salad, co produced with partner Resketch.

Jamie Grind Footwork EP

A1. Footwork
A2. Saw the Light (with Hackman)
B1. Without You
B2. Now you Know

First full E.P. from Infrasonics man Jamie Grind see’s him weld the juke/footwork style to garage vocal edits, team up with Hackman to produce a classy house bumper AND throw a charging U.R. meets 2step end of set epic into the bag. Comes in lush yellow vinyl, and is wrapped in original sleeve art from

Supported by Todd Edwards, 2562, Brodinski, Marcus Nasty, Pariah, Falty DL, Whistla, C.R.S.T, Ben UFO, Shortstuff, Julio Bashmore, Cosmin TRG, George Fitzgerald LuckyMe, Submerse, Ramadanman, Mark Pritchard Grevious Angel, Secret Agent Gel, Sonic Router & Spam Chop, there are only a few copies of this floating around now so if you got one feel privaleged.

Jamie Grind mix for Daily Street

01. Jamie Grind – Whenever We Say Goodbye [Unreleased]
02. US Alliance – All I Know (Da Grunge Mix) [Locked On]
03. Jamie Grind – A Night In Detroit [Unreleased]
04. Deadboy – Heartbreaker (Julio Bashmore’s 2010 Remix) [Forthcoming Well Rounded]
05. Ciara – Ride [LaFace]
06. xxxy – Everything [Forthcoming Well Rounded]
07. Jamie Grind – Rum n Raisin (Throwing Snow Remix) [Forthcoming Wicked Bass]
08. Jack Dixon – Coconuts (Disclosure Remix) [Forthcoming Inhale]
09. Maurice Donovan – Babeh [SSSSSS]
10. Spectr – Dance 4 Me [Kicks & Snares]
11. Martyn – Vancouver (Hackman Edit) [Unreleased]
12. Resketch – I Don’t Care [Unreleased]
13. Graphics – D Transition [Forthcoming Granholme]
14. Sepalcure – Every Day of My Life (Jimmy Edgar Remix) [Hotflush]
15. Jay Weed – The Naos [501]
16. Kidnap Kid – Losing It [Forthcoming Squelch & Clap]
17. Femme En Fourrure – Smear [Top Billin]
18. Frisco – Training Day (Produced by S-X) [Boy Better Know]
19. Rebound X – Rhythm ‘n’ Gash [Land of X]
20. Ramadanman – Revenue (Untold Remix) [2nd Drop]
21. Drake – Headlines [Universal]
22. DJ Khaled – I’m On One (Sinjin Hawke Bootleg) [Unreleased]
23. Gold Panda – Marriage (Star Slinger Remix) [Ghostly]
24. Deadboy – If U Want Me (Wheez-ie Remix) [Unreleased]

Mr Mitch

Mr. Mitch, a 23 year old producer from south-east London has been producing music since the age of 12. For many years doing it nothing more than for his own enjoyment. Influenced by many styles, but always having his heart firmly placed within grime and garage music.

Mr. Mitch is an extremely versatile producer aiming to push the boundaries of grime. His style ranges from hard edged hype grime to deep and soulful music that leaves its listeners questioning its genre. Producing tracks used by some of grimes elite Mc’s (Trim, Skepta, Riko to name a few) as well as championing new grime producers on his label Gobstopper Records, Mr. Mitch sets out to change to face of grime.

He’s also a talented video maker, go check his youtube channel if you dont believe.


Ghul Tapes Vol1

Artek, os Ras Ghul as hes now known has been part of the Fortified family since the planning stages now, but we’re still waiting on his debut ep for us. Perhaps it will come along this year sometime, but in the meantime here’s vol1 in his Ghul tapes series.

VVV mix for i-D mag

i-D recently surprised us by asking for a chat and mix with VVV. The mix is up there, and the chat is down below.

Milyoo – Ro Shampo EP

We’ve been sitting on this for a couple of years now, and it hasn’t dated one bit. 6 tracks of Milyoo’s finest sonic skullduggery, that we feel are the finest he’s ever produced. Housed in a sleeve designed by Glasgow’s very own Hektor Ruiz. Clips coming soon.


Abstract dance music is alive and well in Kentucky courtesy of Milyoo aka Tommy Wilson. Fast becoming the underground’s 17th most prolific producer, Milyoo has captured both hearts and minds with a consistently reliable yet unpredictable brew of deep and funky electronic jams. This unique style has garnered nods from some of electronic music’s most celebrated taste-makers, while his debut on Opit Records was chosen as one of Boomkat’s Top 100 Singles of 2010. Building on this success (and a plan to read dozens of self-help books), Milyoo looks poised to make big moves in the coming years.


Themework – Cold Busted Records×300.jpg
Dasein – Opit Records –
Kazaduon – Saigon Recordings –
Biogram v2 – West Norwood Cassette Library –
Archaeology – Opit Records –
Classic – Night Audio –


Having spent his youth in various bands xxxy finally decided to hang up his guitar and mic and began producing electronic music fuelled by his love at the time of drum and bass and techno. Through the influential record shop Pelikan Neck he picked up on the early forms of dubstep and began focusing his productions on bass heavy garage influenced tracks. This led to his first release as “forensix (…mcr)” on Revolution music in 2006 with one of his first productions.

After the release of his first record, he took a break to tighten up his production. He came back in 2009 as xxxy which led to the releases of “Reflections ep” on the influential Manchester label Mindset and “Science Fiction/651” on Formant Recordings. By late 2009 he had begun to become more and more influenced by house music which had begun to take up a much larger section of his record collection.

2010 saw the release of a split of the very well received 12” on Infrasonics. Comprised of the Baltimore influenced “Blue Flashing Lights” and the Funky Roller “Know You” which was included in FACT magazine’s tunes of 2010 list.

Later in 2010 he released the critically acclaimed garage influenced ep “Every Step Forward” for us.

The January 2011 release of “You Always Start it/Ordinary Things” on Ten Thousand Yen increased xxxy’s burgeoning reputation with Pitchfork picking “ordinary things” as it’s best new tune of the day “What’s so special about “Ordinary Things” isn’t its parts, though, but how impeccably they are put together…This rush comes complete with a joyous “Whoo!” sample to let you know that, yeah, while you’re getting the chills, this is still body-moving music.”

2011 saw releases on Orca, Well Rounded, Infrasonics & All City together with Remixes for Tri Angle and the Count & Sinden.

As a DJ xxxy has produced well received mixes for FACT, BBQ & URB as well as playing dates all over the UK and Europe, and is currently touring the USA

King Thing

The ethos of 27 year old KingThing is to constantly evolve his sound so that no listener will expect the same type of tune each time they hear one of his tracks – to be “king of no thing”, if you will. Ranging from swing tinged garage-esque beats all the way through to gnarly electro & techno leaning thumpers, KingThing’s worst fear is being put in a box.

After playing in bands of various types for much of his early teenage life, he became more and more intrigued by the nature of electronic music. Initially attracted by the fact that he was effectively “the band” on his own, the sounds and vibes that could be garnered from dance music were pointedly different to that of any previous ensembles he had been a part of. This new found love encouraged him to put the guitar to one side and immerse himself in anything electronic through a friendship group that were already that way inclined, which was initially breaks, acid techno, miami bass electro and a bit of drum ‘n’ bass.

In 2006 he moved to Leeds, and swayed back into the band world, culminating in a couple of slots at Glastonbury and supporting Florence & the Machines. However, living in Leeds and with all the bass heavy influences that came with the city, it wasn’t long before he was back on the beats, which eventually resulted in setting up Night Audio with housemate Submerse. The purpose of this was to try and create a medium of output for the abundance of garage and 2-step which had started to appear on the cusp of the dubstep world.

This new found love for swing led to him amalgamating the more techy aspects of his sound with the 2-step beat, and this resulted in Berlin-based Furioso releasing the Radiobeach EP, one of the tracks being featured in Sully’s FACT mix. This put KingThing into the minds of bass music world, leading to relatively new label Fortified Audio releasing the Mad Hatter EP in 2010, his first release on vinyl. This received support from prominent figures in the UK scene such as Jackmaster, Geiom, and Spatial, and resulted in shows around Europe & the UK. His sets have received acclaim for their variety and tune selection, never sticking to one specific genre.

Jamie Grind

Jamie Grind, is quickly becoming a known name on the circuit and tipped as a definite one-to-watch, crafting his own unique blend of electronic music drawing influence from classic house and UK garage. He stays true to the old school sound blending elements of hip hop and rnb into his productions, and behind the decks keeping the pace rolling, switching styles and directions to keep the crowd moving.

His ‘Footwork’ EP, released early in 2011, defined his sound as an artist and found itself into many top DJ’s charts and playlists, receiving support from the likes of Ben UFO, Rob Da Bank, 2562, Todd Edwards, Braiden, Roska, XLR8R and more. Having already released records on Infrasonics, Wall of Sound and Fortified Audio, and with plenty more releases in store, 2012 is set to be a defining year for Jamie Grind both musically and as a DJ.

- Influences include Low Deep, Todd Edwards, 2562, Karizma, Fabrice Lig, Theo Parish, Dem2, Dilla, 9th Wonder
- What you can expect to hear – detroit strings, chopped n screwed rnb vocal edits, pitch bent synths tied up in shuffled 2step and UKG rhythmic patterns


Hailing from Cheshire, Submerse is an esteemed DJ/producer with a distinct and recognisable sound that traverses two-step, garage, ambient and Drum and Bass whilst being punctuated by a myriad of unique and personal influences. The past two years have seen him at his most prolific, releasing tracks/remixes with Med School, R&S’s sister label Apollo, Ministry Of Sound and Sony Music. Also EPs on Maltine Records (Japan), Frijsfo Beats, Fortified Audio and Well Rounded. He’s had tracks featured by Pioneer Japan on some of there latest equipment and sponsorship from Terratag Clothing. Submerse was also named ‘Band Of The Week’ In The Guardian newspaper.

Amidst a plenitude of productions, 2011 also saw support emerge from influential media titans such as DJ Mag, XLR8R, Big Up, BBC Radio 1 and Ministry Of Sound Radio with him playing and hosting the Essential Garage Show more than once on the latter.

Submerse – Hold It Down (Well Rounded) 2010
Submerse – Always Like This (Med School) 2012
Submerse – This Time You’re Not Wrong (Hospital Records) 2012
Submerse – They Always Come Back EP (Apollo Records)