SOUNDTIPS → [NKS international 130] EGG NEBULA – Skyward EP




Back to the early Nineties, this is oldskool jungle 5-track ep by Egg Nebula made last year and I can guess a true passion for the genre.

Egg Nebula is a side project by Sam, owner of the (net)label Pavillon36 Recordings, who is better known as a musician under the name Syndrôm.

I met him once in the real life, after a breakcore night with Raxyor & Rotator to name a few in a ranch close to his house – he lives 300 km east of my home- and we made each other the promise to publish some of our personal traxxx on our respective netlabels.

And we did it !
Check P36-079. Free underground friendship rulz !”
Otto Psy [NKS International]





 Lion’s Den has teamed up with the upcoming producer Blue Hill outta Athens, Greece. A heavy riddim, somewhere between jungle and dub, outta his mixing lab was given to the mighty Lutan Fyah from Jamaica to create a powerful anthem, calling for action in times of political turmoil – the youths need to “Get Out” of their mental and physical state of badness.

BLUE HILL [Athens / GR] – Blue Hill’s biography reads like a diverse journey through a musical jungle. Birth in Sweden and spending the first 13 years in a place called Blue Hill – one of the places where witches were said to gather – is followed by the Greek capital Athens. The classical guitar was picked up at the tender age of 10, leading into uplifting trance production with 13 and moving into psychedelic trance with 15. Then followed by a typical youths metal band. Growing older he eventually opened up his musical listening and as he has always been a reggae lover got more and more fascinated by dub and surrounding styles such as steppaz, rootstep, dubstep, jungle. It did not take long and he produced his first own bass oriented music with a heavy reggae vibe. With early support by another musical activist and producer from Athens, called FLeCK, Blue Hill soon released on Breathe Records and ODG as well as Monkey Dub Recordings. His productions have since gained more and more attention world wide – with more to come – so watch out…

Lutan Fyah’s piercing voice and melodies were given to five producers to come up with three strong remixes inna different style: For the first one the US dubstep pioneer Roommate joined forces with the head of the Lion’s Den, Ras Lion outta Ber- lin, Germany, to mix it up inna pumping dub / steppaz fashion. The second remix leaves no doubt about message music reach- ing the clubs – no matter if ‘uptown’ or ‘downtown’: A heavy banger somewhere on the jungle tip, with a west coast breeze, by a brand new collaboration project between US bass music legends Noah D and No Thing (together with Roommate he forms Babylon System) called Lost City JNGL. Last but not least, the third one was done by the great jungle producer FLeCk outta Athens, Greece, and hits hard with some break madness and extra deep bass.

KALI GREEN & KONTA [Maseru/Berlin / LS/GER] – two Lions coming in strong – Lion’s Den family… nuff a dem stylez! di voice comin’ in hot, comin’ in sweet! haffi check it out, indeed…!right now hitting di stage all over and recording some wicked material inna di Lion’s Den… the first releases are already out and more to come…

ROOMMATE & RAS LION [Los Angeles/Berlin / USA/GER] – This collaboration grew out of a strong friendship, two European tours and some will remember the joint “Dub der guten Hoff- nung EP” (released on Roommate’s label Avocaudio). Roommate and Ras Lion met on a great musical vibe and since then have kept the fire burning with their “holy trinity of dub”: King Dubbist, Avocaudio & Lion’s Den. Joining forces and supporting each other here and there.

The whole EP was transferred to 1⁄2 inch Tape for extra analogue warmth, mastered with care and pressed on high quality limited and hand-numbered 180g vinyl by Star Delta / Delta Disc, UK. It is also digitally available.

[OUT MAY 12]

SOUNDTIPS → [B.O.D.A. vs YABBY YOU & MICHAEL PROPHET – Mash Down Rome (Jungle Mix)]

B.O.D.A. from LEEDS







SOUNDTIPS: → [SNAREOPHOBE – Snareophobe [gravitas recordings])







Gravitas Recording’s latest offering comes by way of Bristol, UK from globetrotting producer Snareophobe, aka Chris Pope and former member Pete Cadney.
The self titled LP, which is available for free download, boasts a number of collaborations and remixes from noteworthy producers and guest vocalists, including Dub FX, ill-esha, Roommate, among many more.
A single listen shows Snareophobe’s refined ears for detail, as they skips effortlessly between an array of genres and influences.
While the first half of the album lends itself to thick chords and grooving, lounge-worthy beats, Snareophobe shifts gears as the latter half brings up the energy with a healthy serving of glitch hop and dubstep.
Any lover of diverse electronic music will feel right at home among the many waxing and waning styles of the Snareophobe LP.


released 25 June 2013


SOUNDTIPS: → [SOFT WASP – Giving off Sparks]









Soft Wasp is an alcoholic vagrant, frequenting shop doorways and park benches around the Greater Manchester conurbation.

His wine induced ramblings are recorded at the urine soaked locale where they are uttered and set to beats and basslines stolen from other, better producers.

The resulting ‘sounds’ are given names filched from Wikipedia and then set free as downloads on SoundCloud.