‘rascal recommends’

Posted on 28th July 2014 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in affiliates,dnb,download,dub/wise,electronica,lrrecords,music,must see must do,release promo,web - Tags:

Righto’. Been loving the music gems I find here on the net and out there in ‘the world’. Always loved sharing those gems found, shared alike, and BIG UPs the artists, producers and labels. Sometimes [sometimes not] the links are via affiliate programs with well, our affiliates – beasts like itunes, and snazzy music places like junodownload, places where you will also find Little Rascal Records music!

Thanks to our big digi-distributor theorchard, I have recently found a great service called GeoRiot thats rounds alot of em up in a netmachine kinda way. GeoRiot liberates your affiliate links from national boundaries to maximize your profits and ensure a better global user experience.

Anyways the point is ‘rascal recommends’ some good music here and all over the netwaves and I want you to check it out because your bound to find something awesome. We are starting a ‘rascal recommends’ page on the label blog, don’t miss out on some true gems and genius albums in genres like: reggae/dub, dnb/jungle, dubstep/grime/trap/bass, hip hop, rave/acid/techno, electronica/experimental, ambient, indie, acoustic, singer/songwriter,  rock/prog/heavy, punk/hardcore….uuummmmm maaayybee I should just put all genres except: country/western, christian, new age, etc..

I’ve taken a few selections from our ‘rascal recommends’ page, as a little taster:


King Tubby’s Special King Tubby
Tubby is in the roots of dub….A great journey thru dub.

See Mi Yah Remixes Rhythm & Sound
I can’t go by without recommending Rhythm & Sound

Jungle Stories EP Jerry Mane
And Jerry Mane’s Jungle Stories EP on LRRecords is quiet a numba :)


….and here we go with some selected junodownload recommends:


ROCKWELL – INeedU/1_2_3_4

One of drum & bass’ true innovators, Rockwell spends his time wisely over at Shogun Audio creating only the best messed-up beats from a mind-bendingly diverse spectrum of influences. “INeedU” is a skitterish firefly of a track, complete with hyped-up ADD beats stolen from a Rave mixtape circa ’93 and samples from every corner of his record collection. “1_2_3_4″ features harsher than harsh pads throughout, creating a hard techno blast through the neon wormhole of Rockwell’s D&B fever fit. More Bangface than Sun and Bass, it’s an amazing mental breakdown of a tune that somehow works itself out into quite the little mover. Be prepared for a scare.

Juno Plus is a London based online editorial hub affiliated with Juno Records that has been in operation since September 2009.

We aim to focus on all manner of electronic music, looking to give a balanced viewpoint on established artists and labels as well as the boutique operations and producers that might fly under the radar of wider appreciation. Juno Plus take particular pride in championing vinyl-focused labels that place importance on quality music and artwork. Our editorial team is small but eminently knowledgeable and we place an emphasis on quality over content, aiming to provide a wealth of information for followers of contemporary electronic music.

Along with our daily news feed and the regularly updated A/V stream, you can expect regular in-depth features and interviews with the artists and labels that are currently shaping our own musical tastes. We place a strong emphasis on ensuring our reviews of the latest EPs, albums and compilations read better than mere book reports. Noting that there’s a deluge of regular podcasts, our own growing mix series will remain on a fortnightly axis and hopefully not sacrifice the standards of quality set over its duration since it began in earnest in 2011.

“Always searching, never perching”



[DUB001] Koncrete Roots – Rudies in Dub

Posted on 26th July 2014 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in dub/wise,music,release promo - Tags: , , ,

Artist: Koncrete Roots
Title: Rudies in Dub
Cat: [DUB001]
Genre: Dub/Roots/Stepper
Country: UK
Release date: 26-07-2014

After the success of their first release “Dub ina Midlands” on the first day of 2014, Koncrete Roots are back with more vibrations for all the nations..
The 2nd LP is a collection of 12 heavyweight tracks, among them a new version of the “classic” Inity Step ina jungle dubplate style and dubs of  “Universal Dub” and “River Jordan. “Rudies in Dub” continues the vibes of “Dub ina Midlands”, offering strictly warrior style beats with a heavy dose of wall-shaking basslines, ingredients that became the acoustic trademark of Koncrete Roots. With this new release Koncrete Roots are dropping a bomb of consciousness in the Babylon world we live into. Ruff and tuff!

This is the 2nd part of a special double release. The first part is the free EP “Rudies Dubplates” released two days ago, which can be downloaded from HERE!
[DUB001] Koncrete Roots – Rudies in Dub

[DPH016] Koncrete Roots – Rudie Dubplates (EP) – Dubophonic netlabel

[DPH016] Koncrete Roots – Rudie Dubplates (EP) – Dubophonic netlabel.

Artist: Koncrete Roots

Title: Rudie Dubplates (EP)
Cat: [DPH016]
Genre: Dub/Roots/Stepper
Country: UK
Release date: 24-07-2014
CC Licenses-by-nc-nd/3.0

After the huge success of their first  release “Dub ina Midlands”  (awarded 4 stars by CCTRAX and  included in dub.com‘s Dubcast  series) and their guest appearence  on the EP of Red Star Martys “Time for Tea”, Koncrete Roots is back with more vibes.

Celebrating the first birthday of our netlabel, we are giving to everybody the free EP “Rudie Dubplates” with 5 tracks of wall-shaking basslines, irie sax and warrior style beats. This is our way to say “thank you for your massive support during this 1st year of our existence”.  Ruff and tuff!

This is the first part of a special double release. The second part will be released two days later on Saturday the 26th of July, so watch this space!

The EP includes five unreleased Koncrete Roots dubplates, which will definitely bring you to higher heights and have your room walls pounding with sub-bass and vibes. Nuff respect to the Rootsman for the irie sax on “Sax di fisherman”. Giving thanks each and every time!


[DPH016] Koncrete Roots – Rudie Dubplates


Get Involved in the War for a better Humanity!

Where We Stand

The Earth is dying. No — the Earth is being killed. We are losing cultural and biological diversity at rates unheard of in the history of our species, and despite all our efforts, these rates are only accelerating.

From global warming to genocide, the crises that confront us are not accidental — as if politicians and business leaders were somehow independently deciding to murder union organizers, pollute the seas or strip the land. Rather, these atrocities flow from a global economic system that requires them to maintain its functioning.

The Earth is being murdered by a global system that tortures and murders every human or nonhuman that it cannot dominate. This system kills hundreds of thousands of civilians a year in wars for oil and water. It tortures millions of nonhuman animals a year in laboratories and factory farms. It destroys indigenous communities, dispossesses small farmers, enslaves workers in fields and factories, and poisons every living thing with chemicals and radiation.

War has been declared, and we are all losing. These are not opinions. These are well-known, well-documented truths. The question is, what are we going to do about it?

What is Root Force?

Root Force is a strategic campaign designed to exploit weak points in the global economy and hasten the system’s collapse.

Root Force:

1. Promotes anti-infrastructure analysis and action, based on the recognition that infrastructure expansion is a weak point of the system. Because the US economy is particularly dependent on the resources of Latin America, Root Force emphasizes opposing the infrastructure that provides access to those resources.

2. Provides resources to anyone fighting infrastructure.

3. Makes it easy for people to plug in to anti-infrastructure organizing, even if there is no current anti-infrastructure campaign nearby.

4. Facilitates connections and information sharing between groups and campaigns that are working against infrastructure.

To learn more about Root Force, follow the links to the right.

Want to skip the theory and go straight to the action? Get involved!

Join the Uprising!

With your participation, the Root Force campaign can be a potent tool to help bring this system down. But it needs you. The whole planet needs you.

It’s time for all of us to make sure that “solidarity” and “revolution” are more than just empty words. It’s time to renounce a First-World privilege founded on genocide and extinction.

It’s time to bring it all down.




Download Aeriae’s ‘Snuck’ from Headspace Severed Heads tribute album

Posted on 23rd July 2014 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in download,electronica,Netlabels We Like,release promo - Tags: , , , ,

‘Fresh from one of our fav Aussie Electronica labels.’

In the lead-up to the imminent release of Aeriae‘s long-awaited second album Victris, Clan Analogue have made available for free downloadAeriae‘s track ‘Snuck’ from the Headspace Severed Heads tribute album originally released in 2012.

Download ‘Snuck’ from Clan Analogue’s Soundcloud page

Aeriae is Sydney-based electronic composer and producer Wade Clarke. His grandfather was an engineer and almost-concert pianist, and Wade grew up playing the piano by ear. Aeriae’s novel electronic music aesthetic is informed as much by Warp figureheads like Autechre as by classical music and 80s electronic film scores like Tron and Escape From New York. Wade’s other involvements include writing, reviewing, Interactive Fiction, illustration and the Apple II.


Aeriae‘s second album Victris will be released on August the 4th, on Clan Analogue Recordings.


[event] UFO Club Bassment #2

Posted on 22nd July 2014 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in events,lrrecords,national

Next up we have a EP release from Jilted Hoodz. If your in the Sydney area this weekend then check out this awesome gig and get a preview of Jilted Hoodz:



[new release] Bombatronic LP – exclusive at junodownload

Release: Bombatronic
catalog#: LRRD17BOM01
format: LP – digital
label: Little Rascal Records
release date: 14-07-2014

Fresh and Exclusive [NEW RELEASE] at junodownload:

more info/links here

Get ready for full spectrum online digital release coming soon with complementry local launch party featuring Tom Bomba, other ‘little rascals’ and emerging artists!

[release promo] Freakquency – Gravatis Recordings

Posted on 16th July 2014 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in download,music,release promo - Tags: , , , , ,

,,,,raving freakout!!! >> ‘rascal recommended’

Freakquency by Zebbler Encanti Experience

As masters of the full sensory psychedelic experience, audio-visual group Zebbler Encanti Experience return to Gravitas Recordings with their newest offering, Freakquency. Coining a musical style they refer to as “psytrap”, ZEE shows off their aural dynamism by combining elements from dubstep, psytrance, trap, and other bass music styles into five tenaciously coherent songs. Sound design takes center stage in their creations, transporting the listener into an ever expanding kaleidoscopic world populated by entities that are anything but monochrome. Each track on the EP will also be given it’s very own visual treatment, creating an ocular story that challenges popular subjective conceptions of beauty and desolation. Due July 15th, the album will be available through Gravitas as an expected pay-what-you-want download, opening the doors for every listener to ride this Freakquency.



Posted on 3rd July 2014 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in dub/wise,electronica,indie/alternative,lrrecords,music,release promo - Tags: , , , , , , ,

Checkout preview tracks selected from upcoming release, BOMBATRONIC by Tom Bomba on Little Rascal Records. >>>

Little Rascal Records is proud to announce the re-release of Bombatronic LP by Fremantle based artist Tom Bomba. Originally self released, sixteen track album Bombatronic presents an eclectic mix of tunes covering a wide variety of sounds and influences in genres; rock, folk, roots, reggae and electronic. Personal and conscious songs that have infectious grooves and vibes that uplift the listener or send you off to sonic wonderlands. The music is rich in emotion and layered in original analog and digital instrumentation and programming plus a subtle dose of sampling, crafted by song master, producer, audio activist and collaborator, Tom Bomba.

Release: Bombatronic

catalog#: LRRD17BOM01

format: LP – digital

label: Little Rascal Records

release date: 14-07-2014


Join thousands — The holy sh*t response to climate change

Posted on 1st July 2014 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in must see must do,web - Tags: ,

The last ice age happened in 6 months. 6 months for the planet to unleash an army of apartment-building-size ice blocks across Europe and the United States. It was a climate tipping point where the balance is knocked completely out of control and threatens the survival of everything — andthree more tipping points exactly like it are on the verge of happening.

It’s our “holy shit” climate moment according to a leading NASA scientist, and only a holy shit massive coordinated day of action response, right now, can change the future we’re facing.

One agreement with common sense steps to end dirty energy can save us. That’s why the UN has called an urgent climate meeting in just over 100 days with all major world leaders — if we greet them on September 21st with the largest ever global climate mobilisation in history we can break through the walls of mega coal, oil, and business that prevent even the best politicians from doing what is right.

There’s no way to get around how big a task this is. But together, each small action will add up into a millions-strong movement that literally drowns out the opposition and gives our leaders the best reason to break free and build a hopeful, clean and green future. Click below to join in:


“Tipping points” are feedback loops, where climate change feeds back on itself and causes rapidly accelerating, catastrophic consequences. Right now, methane gas that is 25 times worse for global warming than CO2 is frozen in our ice. But as the ice melts, the gas leaks, causing more melting and each melt loses us another layer of reflective ice shield that we rely on to keep the planet cool, more methane and less ice means more warming still, and everything starts to spin out of control. And that’s just one example… it’s why scientists are yelling from the rooftops that we have to act now.

We actually have the tools and the plan we need to make sure we don’t cross into a world where tipping points destroy us. And while it will take global cooperation on a bigger scale than ever before, our 36 million-strong movement already has the people power necessary to move leaders from every country to take the first steps. Just days ago, the United States and China announced serious new plans to curb their pollution — momentum is building ahead of next year’s critical Paris climate summit where a deal could be inked, and in just over 100 days we can take it up a notch further.

Taking to the streets in a record setting show of power and coordination is one of the most effective ways to create change — from the anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa to civil rights in the US, it’s sometimes been the only way. This is our chance to bring that power to the most important issue of our time: survival and a thriving future for our families, and their families and the generations of people to come. Click below to be a part of it all:


We know we can do this… and do it big. When our community was just 3 million people we held 3,000 actions on the same day to protect our planet. We’re now 36 million strong, ten times the size! Imagine what we can achieve together now…

With so much hope for our future,

Emma, Iain, Lisa, Ricken, Alice, Emily, Sayeeda, Uilleam and the rest of the Avaaz team


Global warming: it’s a point of no return in West Antarctica. What happens next? (The Guardian)

A Call to Arms: An Invitation to Demand Action on Climate Change (Rolling Stone)

Mini ice age took hold of Europe in months (New Scientist)

Report: Prepare for climate tipping points (Politico)

Avaaz.org is a 36-million-person global campaign network that works to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people shape global decision-making. (“Avaaz” means “voice” or “song” in many languages.) Avaaz members live in every nation of the world; our team is spread across 18 countries on 6 continents and operates in 17 languages. Learn about some of Avaaz’s biggest campaigns here, or follow us onFacebook or Twitter.