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D&B Label Market (21st April 2018)

Clashmouth D&B Label Market April 21st 2018 Record store day 2018 will share the first birthday of the Clashmouth D&B Label Market, at their new and improved home of House Of Vans, London. We will be teaming up with Flexout Audio and Mauoq Music to […]

Conduct, Cypticz & Dexta @ One.Seventy (6th May 2018)

One.Seventy @ Rye Wax, Peckham 6th May 2018 with Conduct, Crypticz & Dexta South East London’s very own Peckham is home to Rye Wax, record store, social hub, and basement music venue. Every few months the deep, experimental D&B community get together with a pair […]

D’TCH

D’TCH Real Name: Cliff Airey Born: December ’85 From: Bristol, UK Studio tool of choice: Scissors Story time: A lady took my phone off me, walking into the toilet and then took a photo of her tits and giving it back to me… My girlfriend […]

D&B Label Market (28th October 2017)

Clashmouth D&B Label Market October 28th 2017 We’re back for round two, we shall be bringing two new 12″ vinyl releases with us to unleash to the world, along with a restock on the T-Shirts, and a box of back catalogue incase there’s something that […]

DIFF034 – Crytpicz

Crypticz – Access You EP   “Diffrent Music take great pleasure in announcing the stunning new ‘Access You EP’ from rising star, Crypticz. Following up the Somerset producer’s 2015 ‘Contact EP’, the new six track record is set for release on 27th October 2017. The […]

Dexta & Crypticz @ DJ Mag Bunker (11th October 2017)

DJ Mag Bunker, London 11th Oct 2017 with Dexta & Crypticz We’re back down in the DJ Mag Bunker in a couple of weeks for their first birthday party. To celebrate their forthcoming single, Dexta & Crypticz will be sharing an hour set, Crypticz showing […]

GSTEP018 – Kolectiv & MEDIKA

Kolectiv & MEDIKA – GSTEP018   “Kolectiv & MEDIKA, two names who’re no strangers to the Diffrent family. The former, return to the camp with their first artist release on the label since 2014’s ‘Immortalis EP’ and the latter, a debut appearance from Bristol based […]

MEDIKA

Medika Real Name: Milena Lukić Born: April ’82 Lives: Bristol, UK Other skills: Video Production #fucktwitter Diffrent Picks: Dexta & Mauoq ‘Slugger’ & Arkaik ‘Cutting Edge’ Random Link: Click me At the start of 2013, Milena hit me up about coming to play some sounds […]

Kolectiv

Kolectiv Real Name: Kerim Serter, Sam Midgley & Simon Cordell Aka: Keza, Carera & Kalm From: London, UK Kolectiv first came onto my radar when Arkaik sent me a couple of dubs of theirs ‘Dog Eat Dog’ & ‘Launchpad’ – wicked tunes. From that moment on […]

Fearful

Fearful Real Name: Chris Murray Habits: Procrastination   Guilty pleasure: Don’t click here Favourite Album: Click here Born: March ’90 Diffrent Pick: Sense MC x Amoss & Dexta ‘Just A Ride’ Can’t live without: Earplugs! Top DJ Accessory: One pence peice ‘Fearful’ and I go back to about 2012, […]

Dexta & Mauoq @ Soul In Motion, London (20th September 2017)

Soul In Motion, London   20th September 2017 with Dexta & Mauoq Mid week Drum & Bass party Soul In Motion have invited us down to their bi-weekly event, at London home Miranda London at the Ace Hotel. We’ve been asked to put on a Diffrent Music […]

DIFF032 – Fybe:One

Fybe:one – New Soul Music EP   “Two years in the making, we’re glad to announce the long awaited EP from multi-talented Greg Haynes aka Fybe:one, featuring Hyroglifics, Lakeway & Sense MC. ‘New Soul Music EP’ was crafted over two years following a couple of […]

Crypticz @ Soul In Motion, London (30th August 2017)

Soul In Motion, London   30th August 2017 with Crypticz Crypticz has been invited to London’s mid-week, bi-weekly, Drum & Bass event ‘Soul In Motion’ to go strut his stuff, and show off his sound. He’s bringing his live set-up and has loads of brand […]

Fybe:one

Fybe:one   Real Name: Greg Haynes Groups: Fathom Audio Born: Surry, 1934 I’ve know Fybe:one since the Diffrent Music early days, he was part of the D&B boyband Fathom Audio, and old mates with grandpa Sense MC from way back… His music has always been exciting to […]

Ethos

Ethos Real Name: Jevon Ives & Mike holliday Based: Bristol, UK Cool-o-meter: 1/10 Guilty Pleasure: Don’t click me Suggested listening: Click me! I’ve known these guys for quite some time, they are both involved in other musical projects from Soul & Hip-Hop, to Electronica and Drum& Bass! […]

GSTEP017 – Ethos

Ethos – GSTEP017   “Diffrent Music are proud to present to you yet another newcomer to the scene, this time, a two track single from Bristol based double act Ethos. Entering with two contrasting pieces of sonic art, the duo touch on a fusion pot […]

Sense MC

Sense MC   Real Name: Matthew Gerrard Aka: Captain Sense Last seen: At sea, 2017 Born: Unknown The first time I met Sense… We drove to Cardiff to play a radio show back in the early days, we got there and everything was all gravy. The studio […]

Crypticz

Crypticz   Real Name: Jordan Parsons Habits: Addicted to reverbs Random Link: Don’t click here Guilty pleasure: Don’t click here Born: May ’95 Diffrent Picks: Fixate ‘Pum Pum’, Andy Pain ‘Take It’, Graphs ‘About U’ & Still ‘Bugs Have a Soul EP’ Follow: The literal description […]

DIFF031 – Mauoq

“No stranger to the Diffrent family, Mauoq, who’s released quite a few collaborations on the label already and played at various label parties, finally comes through with his debut solo release, the “Expat EP”. Four solid tunes that display the Italian producer’s trademark sounds and […]

D&B Label Market (22nd April 2017)

Clashmouth D&B Label Market April 22nd 2017 with Dexta, Leano & Mauoq After a short sleep between Genesis @ Lightbox the night before and the market stall, Diffrent HQ was turned inside out in preparation of the day ahead. Misplaced old stock was found, recent […]

GSTEP016 – D’TCH

D’TCH – GSTEP016   “Keeping things moving, we are proud to announce one of our latest singings. Bristol based D’tch joins the family with his debut release on Diffrent Music, a single constructed of two very contrasting sounds. You’re going to dig this whether you’re […]

Dexta

Dexta   Real Name: Chris Royle Aka: Dirty D Groups: Goron Born: London, 1986 Diffrent Pick: Chills ‘Everyones Mad’ Random Link: Click here Not a big fan of talking about myself, but here goes… My experience with the label, has been quite an eventful ride, I co-founded […]

Lakeway

Lakeway   Real Name: Liam Ralph Finishing move: The Lakewave Groups: Goron Liam and I were brought together by pure chance, he’d been doing music with Crypticz around the time I’d signed the ‘Contact EP’ which Lakeway featured on. Naturally he started sending me over new […]

Philth

Philth   Real Name: Phil Robinson Born: June ’84 From: Ealing, London, UK Tech rider: 4 x CDJs + Mixer Studio plug of choice: Camel Phat Diffrent Pick: Dexta & Bredren ‘Get Stupid (Tony The Tiger)’ Where do I begin really? 2011, it was my first […]

DIFF030 – Lakeway

“Lakeway drop’s his first release on Diffrent Music in two years after recently signing to the camp. “OXT EP” built up of music written during a particular time in his life. To sum up the record up in short, it’s full of moody atmospheres, energetic […]

Hyroglifics

Hyroglifics Real Name: Matthew Harris Aka: Yung Gliffy Lives: Bromley, London The first time I met Matt was in 2012 at Hidden, London, we were doing room two at Genesis and he came and said hello while we were both stood next to a huge […]

GSTEP011 – #WorldGiraffeDay 2016

“What happens when Diffrent Music HQ stumble upon the fact that ‘World Giraffe Day’ and ‘World Music Day’ are falling on the same day this year? Out comes the research game, and phone calls fire left right and centre. What comes next? A charity fundraiser […]

DIFF028 – Dexta

“This debut artist EP for Dexta sees a variety of sounds and styles, made up with music that has been in production for the past couple of years along with fresh tracks that were nailed over the last few months and even this year. “Flaming0” […]

Subsist x Inflect, Bristol (27th Nov 2015)

Subsist x Inflect , Bristol27th Nov 2015 with Crypticz, Dexta, Fixate & Lakeway Good friends and supporters of the scene, Inflect, teamed up with Bristol regulars Subsist for a night of bass. They handpicked a selection of acts who’re making noise at the moment in […]

GSTEP009 – Chills

“Back in two thousand and Len, we released DIFF001 which featured “Everyones Mad” by Chills (which is available with this single as an exclusive Bandcamp bonus). A very much unknown producer from Bristol, UK. After a five years and few failed attempts at doing a […]

GSTEP008 – Lakeway

“We still to this day cannot work out what was going on in Liam’s head when these tracks were made! There’s no words to describe the sounds, just soak it up and take it as it comes! Early support from the likes of Dexta, Hyroglifics, […]

Independent Label Market (3rd May 2015)

Independent Label Market Bristol May 3rd 2015 with Dexta & Hyroglifics There has always been a lot of love for Diffrent in Bristol, so when we were invited by the Independent Label Market guys to come and pitch up at their debut Bristol event, it […]

DIFF026 – Fearful

“Fearful’s long awaited extended player. Two years after ‘Tongues’ was released, we’re more than excited to unleash the ‘Mechanism EP’. Four tracks that have been in construction over the 48 months have been pieced together, ready to rattle bass bins and shake neck bones. Watch […]

GSTEP006 – Conduct

“Conduct’s debut single for Diffrent Music, after a 2 year wait, the release finally came together, expect the unexpected! Cat# GSTEP006 released February 23, 2015 Cat# GSTEP006 Series: GiraffeStep Written by: Chris Edwards & Robin Andrews Mastering: Bob @ Subvert Central Artwork: Banana Gun Creative Published […]

GSTEP005 – Crypticz

“To kick off the new year, we’re adding to the GiraffeStep series with a release by SW England’s Crypticz, and to follow suite with DIFF005, we’re dropping it as an extended player. Four track’s built up over the past year compiled, mixed and mastered into […]

DIFF025 – So Far Vol.1

“Diffrent Music, So Far.. Speaks for itself really, this brand new vinyl series brings together a handful of carefully selected tracks that until now have been available only as digital downloads. This is the first offering, and a whole lot of love has gone into […]

DIFF024 – Kolectiv

“Kolectiv come with their first individual release for Diffrent Music after their track “Slow” which featured on the ‘Evolution Of The Giraffe’ LP last year. This EP shows off the London based trio’s versatility in sound, with two new solo pieces which are both worlds […]

GSTEP003 – Fixate

“The 3rd instalment to the GiraffeStep series is a two track single from new comer Fixate who’s already secured some pretty interesting signings, but most of of all come with a serious selection of tunes. “Pum Pum” & “System Malfunction” have had support already from […]

DIFF022 – Arkaik

“Keeping the collective family vibe more than alive, Arkaik has rounded his troops up and put together his third EP for release on his homeland Diffrent Music. Paving the way forward for future releases on the label, we see a record that show’s off Arkaik’s […]

DIFF021 – Dexta & Hyroglifics

“Following the ‘Evolution Of The Giraffe LP’, Diffrent Music shows early signs of evolution. The first release of 2014, a ‘Fusion Single’ format release where Dexta & Hyroglifics come together, each with a solo offering and a joint effort for the title track. ‘Boxgroove’ is […]

DIFF020 – Evolution Of The Giraffe LP

“The 20th release from Diffrent Music is a label album featuring artists from the past, the present and the future all carefully put together onto an 8 track album with a CD with an extra 2 bonus tracks and a 12″ pink vinyl sampler. ” […]

DIFF019 – Dominic Ridgway

“Dominic Ridgway is no new-comer to Diffrent, with several plays from the label crew on the GiraffeCast, mix-tapes and DJ sets. Dominic has entered a new unchartered territory this year bringing his top quality production together with some outrageous groove’s and drum swings and generally […]

DIFF017 – Direct Motion

“Olly (Direct Motion) is an artist that has been supplying music to Diffrent for quite some time. These two tracks presented in this here single marked a change in direction and style for Olly in Diffrent Music’s opinion & immediately switched the giraffe radar into […]

DIFF016 – Fearful

“After two months of solid skanking, Leonard decided it was time for a little intermission and marched on down to Victoria where he jumped on the 15:32 to Brighton. While taking 5 from the slot machines he bumped into a pair of bullies who stuck […]

DIFF015 – Arkaik

“The messy remains from the glass explosion was pretty brutal leaving a lot of sharp, ‘Serrated’, knife edge style pieces, Our cake (Arkaik) managed to find himself ‘Lost’ and caught up in the rubble one day and decided to resolve the situation in the form […]

DIFF014 – Fathom Audio

“Billy & Matt had always been big fans of the big pink giraffestep movement, and Leonard the pink giraffe has always had love for Billy & Matt + their numerous projects. One such project which had the Fathom-Audio-Time-Travel unit head back to the early days […]

DIFF013 – Jekyll

“A month or so passed, and the golden mauve curly-wurly drainpipe system had seen the last of its good days, and dried up with a terrible stench of pink giraffe dirt. Thomas-the-bass-engine had performed many sound instillations with the drainpipe, pumping all sorts of ridiculous […]

DIFF012 – Stanza

“While the whole world were stuck in a frantic moment of trauma, the late ‘Sigmund Freud’ had been conducting experiments alongside Stanza down in the west end, while people generally passed by eating their subway and looking out for cracks in the floor. A long […]

DIFF011 – Arkaik

“Leonard was kinda flat out for almost most of the winter of 2011, but for some reason the neck kept twitching. Meanwhile, back over in the UK, that sticky bass creator, Peter Arkaik was in the studio letting out his bad moods and stress relief […]

DIFF006 – Dakosa

“This single should come with a warning, “may cause insane movements through out your body” and thats just the start. The boys at ‘Diffrent’ have certainly discovered what is set to be one of the biggest releases of 2011, manufactured and hand crafted by Dakosa. […]

DIFF005 – Hunchbak & Jekyll

“Diffrent’s first extended player is packed to the brim with tight polished grooves and low end perfection, brought to you by the geniuses that are ‘Hunchbak’ and ‘Jekyll’. The disturbing vocals and eerie atmos of ‘End of The World’ instantly set the tone, followed up […]

DIFF004 – Arkaik

“Two bits of deep sticky bass heavy stompers from newcomer Arkaik. This debut single release contains ‘Stress Relief’ that blew a hole in the Diffrent HQ back in the first quarter of the year, and a Bass-heavy ‘Second Base’ which is guaranteed to make your […]

DIFF003 – Joe Syntax

“The third offering from the giraffe-squad, is a double A side single release from the up-and-coming Joe Syntax. Two tracks, exploring two very different areas of his soundscape desires. ‘White Light’, a very steppy electro-groove dancefloor destroyer, and backed with the warming summer style ‘Libra’, […]

DIFF002 – Cuelock

“Our second release is from a marvellous young chap named Cuelock and showcases the sticky bass that we love here so much @ diffrent HQ. Departed and Ghost Sound are both guaranteed to get your heads nodding, and your feet shuffling. Both tracks are on […]

DIFF001 – Chills

“First up we have two new names fresh to the scene in Tightrope and Chills. We think there’s big things to come from both parties and are sure you will agree once you’ve peep’d Peace and Everyone’s mad. Peace has received a load of love […]