Wednesday, 30 June 2010

New House Sleeves

The new 2nd Drop house bag has arrived and looking fresh! A big thanks to Mark, Manuela and Russell at Rosie Lees for the creative and patience.

Monday, 7 June 2010

2nd Drop supports Nike Red Tied Together Campaign

We did an exclusive mix for the 24 hour race which is being broadcast on Mixcloud during our run.

The 2nd Drop team are running from Nike's 1948, Shoreditch, London from 8pm - 9pm tonight (Monday 7th June)

We have also collaborated with the excellent Kate Moross on designing a special t-shirt for the event. Pics soon come.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

2nd Drop 010 - Duncan Powell - Pushing

2nd Drop Records is proud to present its tenth release!

Duncan Powell
A. Pushing
B. Pushing - Falty DL Remix

Vinyl> out mid June 2010
Digital> out late June 2010

An underground legend with releases on MJ Cole's personal label, Profile, Reading lad Duncan Powell offers a classic slice of, as Jackmaster (Wireblock/ Numbers) described it, "James Bond Step". A big string laden anthem, Pushing was originally given away as part of a free EP on Duncan's blog. But much like Ramadanman's Good Feelin record which was also saved from the same fate, we believed that it was too good to be a freebie and pressed it up onto vinyl.

A goldmine of musical elements, Pushing was ripe for the remix treatment and as Falty DL was a big fan of the original, and as we were a big fan of him, set him to work stripping back the cacophony of melody transforming Pushing into a dark, broken 2-step swinger with flashes of vocals and strings, to awesome effect.

Played and supported by the likes of Modeselektor, Peveralist, Diplo, Simbad, Desto, Sinden, Mary Anne Hobbs among others.

The guest illustrator on this release is Audrey Rogers, a fine artist/ illustrator with a visual style which quickly resonated with the 2nd Drop guys and fitted nicely with the 12" format. Her excellent work can be found here

'Pushin' - Duncan Powell by 2ndDropRecords

Pushin'- FaltyDL Remix by 2ndDropRecords