Source Direct | Snake Style 2 | Speed05

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Artist: Source Direct
Title: Snake Style 2
Label: SPEED/Tempo Records
Catnumber: TempoSpeed05
Formats: 180 gramm 12″ Limited 500x handnumbered Picture Disc Vinyl & Digital & Streaming.
EAN/Barcode: 8718723176637 ISRC: NLUS42000019 / NLUS42000020 / NLUS42000021
Releasedate vinyl: Early 2022 (huge delays at the pressingplant due to covid-19, confirmed shippingdate will be announced soon)!
Releasedate digital & streaming: Early 2022
Mastering: Stuart Hawkes @ Metropolis Mastering
Distributed by: Clone Distribution & Clone Digital

A. Snake Style 2
AA1. Street Wars
AA2. Diamonds


Source Direct second release on Tempo’s SPEED series from the living legendary ‘call & response’ originator: Source Direct. On this release you’ll find three new Source Direct tracks that never got released on vinyl before. Material with ‘that’ distinct trademark SD sound; superbly engineered breakbeats, the relentless sonic, rhythmic, tempo experimentation and haunting ‘Blade’ film-scape ‘dark sounds from beyond’ atmospheres accompanied with deep sub-aquatic resonant bass lines. If there’s one production technique Source Direct applied it’s the ‘call & response’ technique (the latter is also the track title of SD’s contribution to 1998’s Stephen Norrington’s ‘Blade’ cult movie which starred Wesley Snipes).

Source Direct, along with Goldie, Photek, Peshay and Wax Doctor, one of a handful of stand-out artists who were signed to major labels in the wake of Jungle’s/Drum and Bass’ popular explosion.

Around 1995 Source Direct would have been primarily known as ‘intelligent’ or ‘Speed’ artists (after LTJ Bukem’s and Fabio’s legendary SPEED midweek club, held at the Mars Bar in central London). Speed, and then Metalheadz at the Blue Note shortly afterwards, helped pave the way for dj’s & producers like Source Direct to experiment with deeper material.

Vinyl collectors please check: This release comes as a strictly limited copies handnumbered 180gram Picture Disc Vinyl pressing with a high quality polybag sleeve (including a handnumbered qty sticker on polybag corner) + all tracks mastered by Stuart Hawkes of Metropolis Mastering London. First come, first served, no picture disc repress!


Please Note:
The sound quality on a picture disc might be less good as on a regular standard vinyl but still sounds great! For the full sound experience, you may buy a full digital wav or flac quality download.

Releasedate may change at any given moment due to large delays at the pressingplant due to COVID-19. Orders placed with released Tempo records will be send once this release is in stock and shipped combined to save shippingcost. UK orders could have a small delay due to Brexit.

Artist Interview:
For an ‘in depth’ Source Direct special check here: Fact’s Source Direct special and to check legendary SD footage/documentation from VPRO’s LoLaDaMusica check here: Source Direct LoLaDaMusica Special

Early DJ Support & Feedback
Krust (V Rec, Full Cycle) “Tearin”
Martyn (3024) “Vet :-)”
Basic Rhythm (Planet Mu, Future Retro London) “The Source Direct EP is just my style. Snake Style 2 and Street Wars are my favourites”.
Klute (Commercial Suicide) “Must get salami from shop this evening.”
Sully (Uncertain Hour) “great to hear new Source Direct gear with the same twisted atmosphere as the classics wicked stuff”.
Gremlinz (Metalheadz) “Solid”
Ewen Cook (MixMag / SWU FM, Bristol, UK). “Massive thanks for the music, played on SWU FM, Bristol”
Etch (Ilian Tape, TempOzone, Over/Shadow) “huuuuuuge record”
Rene La Vice (BBC Radio) “Nice! huge fan of the original. can’t wait to rinse this!”
LCY (SZNS7N) “Incredible, thank you”
Pugilist (Whities, 3024) “Amazing, thanks so much”
Loxy (Metalheadz, Architex Rec) “great classic tracks”
John B (Metalheadz, Beta) “BOOOOMMM”
H.E.N.C.H. (Tempa, Apple Pips) “Source Direct killing it as always”
Foul Play (Moving Shadow) “Maaaan, I mean c’mon, now you’re just spoiling us, amazing EP all round, full support from me, not long now until we can start playing these in their proper destination. Respect for doing what you’re doing.”
DJ Stretch (AKO, Reinforced) “Respect Brother”
SB81 (Metalheadz) “Very nice release Thank you :)”
DJ Clarky (Metalheadz) “Great Stuff”
Agzilla (Metalheadz) “Thank you for these, Killer tracks !!!”
DJ Pulse (Moving Shadow) “fire tracks”
Ricky Force (Future Retro London) “Sick”
Monita (Skeleton Recordings) “Thank you man”
X-Nation (Foundation X) “Quality stuff as expected, thank you!”
Ben Drumsound (Simon Bassline Smith Rec) “Nice Work”
Soul Intent (Dope Plates) “Snake style 2!!”
John Tejada (Palette) “Got Snake Style 2. Source Direct one of my absolute favs”
Chris Su (DSCI4) “Thank you, great stuff.”
6Blocc (Lodubs) “dungeon styleeeee”
Yorobi (Jungletrain) “heavy heavy heavy”
Physics (Midnight Sun Rec, Finland) “Well, it’s Source Direct, what to expect? Takes me right back to the 90’s!”
Dan Slider (DustAudio, UK) “Diamonds is cutting dark. Hypnotic groove and horror keys. Builder of a tune”
Ben Kei “Nice one”
Folding Waves “New Source Direct tracks are huge (all three!) and we’re very excited to get them on vinyl.”
Flapjack (Adam Sharman, Default Rec) “Well what can you say. Source Direct are the masters of beats & this release doesn’t disappoint. Brilliant use of sounds & top production on this. Amazing.”

More T.B.A.

Radio & Podcast & Mixes
Rene La Vice (BBC Radio) “Nice! huge fan of the original. can’t wait to rinse this!”
Ewen Cook (MixMag / SWU FM, Bristol, UK). “Massive thanks for the music, played on SWU FM, Bristol” Palayed at SWU FM (approx 1:14:00min)
Soul Intent (Kemet FM, Dope Plates) “Snake Style 2!”
Yorobi (Jungletrain) “heavy heavy heavy”
Jay Stunna (Bassdrive radio) “Dope release!”
Overfiend (Bassdrive) “I Like it”
Harper Czworka Polskie Radio (Funkadelia / Basstion) “Wow, i’ve just found this promo in my box! Monster new tunes from Source Direct, killer breaks, vibes and production. Will rinse it, big up and thanks for sending. ”
Hexikal (Martyn King)
Josh Rollaj (Kane FM) “Absolutley sick tracks!!! first time getting Tempo Rec please keep sending will defo support on my legal radio show saturday night big up!!!”
The Lickwid DnB Show (UK) “impressed with the sub-labels rosters’ ! top shelf quality tracks all of them. been AWOL from music for a while. with these in possesion – must get back into it !”
Thomas Pulse FM (FRANCE) “Snake style 2 will get our support”
DJ Ransome (In The Mix, DNBRadio) “Banging EP! Lovely drum work. Supporting!”
Bill DeBlase (Fresh Baked Goods on DNBRadio, USA) “Flawless Victory”
Martijn Mollet (Destination Jungle Radio) “Source Direct What What!”
Tasos Radio Q37 (Greece) “Like it a lot”
Olly Nash Op Groover (Beats Buzz FM / Cutters Choice Radio) “skankin beats”
S Man (Unity Radio) “Beautiful!!”
Francesco (Delta 9 Recordings / Podcast) “Classsic Source Direct dystopian atmospheres! Great!”
Mauoq Podcast (UK) “Classic sound! bigups!”

More T.B.A.

Magazine’s & Blogs
DJ Mag (Spain) “pooooow!”
Mixmag “Big up guys, amazing old skool vibe!
Faze Mag (Germany) “Oldschool vibes as I like them!”
Headliner Magazine / LydeBuddah (GERMANY) “Ok, Nice breaks.”

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