Only 100 Ltd Edition 12" copies pressed of this hard-hitting yet uniquely entertaining reflection of our times, ft 2 bonus mixes - and arguably THE most striking sleeve-artwork of the year.
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12” EP comes with INSTANT DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
Presenting "THE CABIN FEVER EP" - the long-awaited 1st instalment of CARPETFACE's eclectic new EP series: "FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES" ft production + cuts from French beatsmith extraordinaire DJAR ONE.
Having collaborated several times before on Hip Hop releases on both artists' labels, this topical 12" collab release is the first of many joint label offerings pressed and distributed in partnership with Diggers Factory under their new imprint "NEWBIAS / BEATS HOUSE"
Behind CARPETFACE’s funky tongue-twisting vocals and DJAR ONE’s classic 90’s boom-bap vibes lies a brutally honest and at times painfully accurate snapshot of the ongoing effects of Lockdown and current affairs on Mental Health - in a 7-track depiction of a single dad's struggle to keep it together while stuck in an isolated cabin missing fun and funerals as the world outside goes nuts.
DJAR ONE's jazz-heavy, head-nod production sets a smoky scene for CARPETFACE's unrelenting, often disturbing, yet highly relatable maze of mood-swings. Despite the painful subject-matter, the EP brims with tongue-twisting lyrical dexterity, filthy fun-poking and pure Hip Hop guts. The end result is a deceptively enjoyable experience that mis-directs the listener to a place of anguish and back, with an underlying theme of perseverance in the face of adversity throughout.
This record is testament to the cathartic value of Hip Hop expression, alternating between aggressive rants of sneering disgusted rage + cries for help. Following Nina Simone's mantra "an artist's duty is to reflect the times", while deeply personal on one hand, THE CABIN FEVER EP is also a call to spiritual arms in the battle against racism, corruption + police/state brutality in reaction to one of the most divisive + alarming periods in human history.
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NEWBIAS Records is the label division of UK nonprofit Charitable Interest Company and Arts org “NEWBIAS CIC” https://www.newbias.org/newbias-records
100% independent releases since 2002, 100% non-profit since 2016. With a strong focus on reflecting the times, eclectic styles, songs with soul and heart, real musicianship and a deep love for soundsystem culture, contributing artists and producers and engineers have so far included Carpetface, Djar One, Jimi Lyons, Poizon, Masta Moons, Incredeeple, Donald-D, Deejay Random, DJ Moneyshot, Stereo MCs, Keith Levene (PIL), Urban Warfare Crew, Jendog Lonewolf, Yuniq, Nonstop, Carl Woodison, Lucy Ellen Rice, The Audible One, Freefall Collective, Pax Nindi, Ian Macdonald, Dave “Zoot” Knowles, Alan “Big Al TSK” Hill, Moon Lockwood, Allan Penford, James Bragg, Sumgii, Psydwards, Aurora Dawn and Ugly Duckling’s Young Einstein.
We look forward to continuing to bring you more of that fresh raw goodness with a tonne of new releases in the pipeline coming soon in partnership with Diggers Factory including:
"Friends In High Places" - CARPETFACE's eclectic new series of collab EP’s ft special guests
(vol.1 #TheCabinFeverEP out now)
“WELCOME TO THE MAGIC BOX” - a forthcoming multiple LP series of primarily instrumental experiments, alt versions and dubs, ft live musicianship, psychedelic soundscapes and mashup vibes reminiscent of influences such as Madlib, Malcolm Catto, Massive Attack, Scientist, DJ Shadow, Danny Breaks, Mr Scruff, Unkle, Future Sound of London and Primal Scream.
"SOUNDSYSTEM SOUL” a collection of timeless, uplifting, radio-friendly anthems with a rootsy flavour and a modern twist on the classic male duet, in the much-anticipated full length studio album from CARPETFACE & veteran Reggae artist JIMI LYONS, due for completion mid 2021
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