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Revaux and Melinki – Totem EP

Revaux and Melinki

Coming up next on A R Records, Revaux team up with Melinki with the ‘Totem EP’


Revaux is the collective name for Ru and Joe Brooks, two brothers from Yorkshire who are beginning to make waves in the UK’s D&B scene.

The boys have seen success with releases on Lifestyle, Mindtech, Terabyte and Saucy Music, with frequent spins on Rinse FM, Bassdrive, DNBRadio and attracted positive support from the likes of DLR, Signal, Phentix, Amoss, Data Transmission and Drum And Bass Arena.

Claiming to produce as ‘one brain with four arms’, they’re currently bubbling under the surface of the UK drum & bass scene with a fluid style, dipping between hard-up tech and more melodically inspired tracks.


Melinki, also known as Sonny Symes, is a DJ & Producer from the South Coast of the U.K. Melinki has a string of successes as a DJ under his belt including winning competitions for Hospitality, Dillinja’s Valve Recordings, Drum and Bass Arena as well as live performances on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra. Melinki also owns and manages S.T.L Studios where he teaches DJing, music production and hosts regular masterclasses with well known producers. His production has gained attention from the likes of Friction, Roni Size, Erb N Dub & Kasra.

With releases on Technique, Renegade Hardware, Skankandbass, Celsius & Emcee Recordings, as well as an arsenal of tracks just waiting to be unleashed, Melinki has made his mark and is only going to make it bigger.

Revaux and Melinki – Totem EP – buy here

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A R Records showcase – May Bank Holiday weekender


This May bank holiday A R Records descends on the Black Swan in Bristol for a weekend of bass heavy mayhem.

The lineup across the weekend is one of the biggest Bristol will see this year, the main event being the mighty Neurofunkgrid in the main room on the Sunday night.

The main room on the Sat night is a label showcase. Total Science are doing a 90 min guest set, supported by label residents Phaction, Stitch, Defraction, DC and myself Exposure. Hosted by top MCs Carasel, Trafic and Remidy, powered by Neverlution Soundsystem.

These days there are few DJs that are on the circuit solely off the back of their DJing ability, the likes of Randall and Storm are just two that spring to mind, but generally people pay to see producers and unless you have your own tunes, it’s hard to really get anywhere just being a DJ. Although I understand the importance of being a producer, (ultimately it is they who drive the scene forward and keep it moving), I still value the role of the DJ and still book people solely on the back of their skills behind the decks. This thing isn’t just about making money to me, it’s about making memories that people will remember forever.

DC is one of those DJs for me. I saw him play at the Blue Mountain one night and his set blew me away, tight mixing and a great tune selection. Synthesis, warming up the main room for Neurofunkgrid on the Sunday is another; its clear he spends time thinking about crafting his sets, I’m impressed every time I see him play. Phaction, Stitch and Defraction are all good producers in their own right, as well as having serious skills on the decks. I’m also really looking forward to doing a 2hr set with Carasel, I’ve been spending a long time in the studio and have a lot of dubplates I’m excited to try out, including a remix of the 90’s classic Olive – You’re Not Alone which no one has heard yet.

Anyone wanting to get involved and play at a night send us your mixes to and if you have what it takes I’ll put you on.

I hope to see you there for what is set to be a big night in our history and the start of a momentous weekend.

Buy tickets here

Exposure x

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SYK – Sleeper EP (ar004) out now

SYK - A R Records

We are proud to present our latest signing; SYK. Better known by their mother as Bastien and Maxime Artigas, they are two brothers from the south-west of France with a love for deep, soulful Drum and Bass.

Early musical influences include Hip-Hop, Dub and Reggae. It was in 2006 when they discovered Drum and Bass at parties in the mountains where they grew up near Toulouse. The pair set to learn how to make it in 2012 and before long a unique style was forming. Always trying to keep soul in their tracks, their aim is to “just do real Drum and Bass” and they have certainly achieved that. Their sound can be likened to Calibre, Lenzman, Klute etc and it is clear this path was a chosen one for these two aspiring producers.

Label boss Exposure says ‘Although these two are newcomers, the music they sent me blew me away. I’m really excited about it, it’s top-shelf stuff’. The forthcoming 4-track ‘Sleeper EP’ on A R Records will see SYK in the highest regard amongst the DnB community.

SYK – Sleeper EP – buy here


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Onallee presents “Futurism 3.0”

Mercury Music Prize Winner Launches New Solo Concept Show

Onallee’s debut solo show – ‘Futurism 3.0’ – promises to be an extraordinary and captivating night. Utilising some of the South West’s brightest artists and technologists Onallee has produced and written a futuristic story set to pulsating, left field, emotive drum & bass music. The show has flying drones, dancers and a choir all housed in an immersive environment. Onallee has been developing drones for live performance in conjunction with Matt Walsh (Head of Drone Operations at the BBC) as part of her residency at the creative research and development lab ‘The Pervasive Media Studio’ in Bristol. The drones feature as ‘actors’ and there is also an exciting twist involving the choir incorporated into the show. Prepare to have your senses distorted and your perceptions altered… Featuring music created with co-writer and producer D-Product aka Am:So of Full Cycle Records/Roni Size Reprazent fame and also starring the truly original Leonie Laws vocalist, writer and co-founder of Breakbeat Era.

As a founding member of Roni Size Reprazent, Onallee penned three of the four main singles taken from the genre-defining album ‘New Forms’ fighting off stiff competition from Radiohead and The Prodigy to win The Mercury Music Prize. Since then Onallee has toured the world, performed at just about every festival worth mentioning, received a Q Award for Best Live Act, set up her own label and notched up several Gold Discs. This outstanding and innovative multimedia show is Onallee’s most ambitious work yet further crystallising her reputation as a true pioneer and quite possibly one of the most under rated song writers of our time.


DOORS: 20:30
SHOW ENDS: 23:00
TICKETS: £12.50 Available here

Available on iTunes and all digital download stores here

For more information please contact:
Miranda Rae Artist Management
Email: Tel: 07966053426

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Break – Solvent / Exposure feat Mark Douglas – Regrets

AR003 Break Solvent / Exposure feat Mark Douglas - Regrets

We kick off 2017 with our third release and first 12”. The A-Side is from none other than Symmetry Recordings maestro Break, with the B-Side from label boss Exposure featuring the vocals of Mark Douglas.

The A-Side entitled ‘Solvent’ is a ten tonne banger. A haunting arp lead builds with sci-fi fx to the drop which delivers punchy but clinical drums with a battering wall of bass, showcasing Break’s classic harder edge techy production. The ultimate set opener.

The B-Side ‘Regrets’ complements the flip perfectly. Melancholic piano chords and Mark Douglas’ vocals captivate from the outset. Accompanied by layers of crisp breaks, the drop is deep and full of energy. The track winds and weaves throughout, with strings, piano and vox taking you on a rollercoaster ride. A real masterpiece.

This release sets a precedent for A R Records and is a glimpse of what’s just round the corner. Both producers hail from Bristol; Break has been amongst the very highest echelons of the Drum and Bass scene for many years, with releases on most of the major labels, while Exposure has just exploded onto the scene, keen to make an imprint with his unique sound. The two tracks showcase just a slice of the two producers’ sounds, the more melodic ‘Regrets’ from Exposure in stark contrast to the hard hitting ‘Solvent’ on the A-Side.

‘Solvent’ / ‘Regrets’ is out on 12” vinyl and digital now.

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20-year-old Luke Nicholls aka Precision sent us demos earlier this year- we signed him straight away. His style of deep, dark and minimal Drum and Bass is infused with hip hop influences and has ‘future classic’ status written all over it.

Already having had several releases on labels such as Limitless Recordings, Syndrome Audio and Nurtured Beatz and receiving DJ support from Marky, Xtrah, Grooverider and Exposure, we are very excited to have him on board and release with us.

Precision has secured himself a residency at Hold it Down and after moving to Bristol in 2014 he joined the Liquifiyah crew. Halfway through an Audio Technology degree at UWE, he has secured a placement with Samplephonics in Leeds where he will be working alongside Hyrogliphics making samples as well as continuing to develop his own sound.

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A R sells Inkh. Clothing

We are proud to announce we’ve teamed up with iconic Bristol clothing brand Inkh!

Inkh have been trading since October 2014 and are committed to providing superior quality streetwear with the finest attention to detail.

Inkh tees and sweatshirts are available directly from our online shop, go grab one now!

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