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Precision – Underground / D.O.S feat Jolla

Precision, Jolla, Underground / D.O.S


Following up from Exposure’s debut release on A R Records back in July, we’ve got 20 year-old Luke Nicholls aka Precision, with two hard hitting dancefloor tracks: Underground and D.O.S on the flip featuring the vocals of MC Jolla.

The A-Side Underground showcases Precision’s flawless production skills with super tight, punchy drums and a deadly deep bassline that is guaranteed to do damage on any dancefloor. With a haunting pad and an old-school sounding vocal sample which features throughout, this has future classic status written all over it.

The flip entitled D.O.S features MC Jolla on vocals. The intro is set with an epic atmosphere over the drums and Jolla’s vocal which fade in with politically astute lyrics: “Are we ready? Reach a triumph over oil giants- defiance over silence”. The drop smacks a heavy blow with brutal sub bass, while the intricate percussion and jungle breaks keeps things rolling.

Precision’s sound is true to his name. Expect super clean mixdowns and unique hooks, something which resembles classic Quarantine tunes of old, but at the same time bringing forward new ideas, constantly innovating and keeping things well up to date.

Precision – Underground / D.O.S feat Jolla – buy here

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Mark Douglas

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Mark Douglas

Mark Douglas is a 28 year old artist from Yorkshire. His forte being the piano, songwriting / vocals, guitar and creative writing.

Benefiting from a healthy plethora of musical influences ranging from Classical to Jungle, Prog Rock to Blues, Techno to Jazz and everything in between. Nina Simone, Deep Purple, Oscar Peterson, Noisia and Justice are some of the names that make up his individual musical heroes.

With skills on the keys, a versatile vocal capability and a natural talent for songwriting he has quite a few strings to his bow. He has achieved success as a producer (under the aliases Kruso, Douglas Markx, Defflegend and RC Forest), most notably playing keys for the track ‘Lioness’ for Lala and The Booyas, which was later remixed by Congo Natty. In addition, he has had several appearances on BBC Radio 1 as a pianist and has orchestrated a blues band featuring Justin Kool, John Fairhurst, Mr Woodnote and Henry Slim, as well as performing on BBC Hereford Introducing with Chikaya, a singer songwriter for whom he co-wrote the music.

2016 sets to be an exciting time for Douglas, with a hefty quantity of collaborations on the calendar and plenty of individual projects, including recent works with Exposure which are set for release on A R in the near future.

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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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AR001: Exposure- Delicate Lives feat Sula Mae / Sacrifice – out now

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The A-side track, Delicate Lives, features the super smooth, soulful vocals of London-based singer songwriter Sula Mae. With a background in folk, Sula’s voice floats effortlessly amongst crisp beats and soothing rhodes piano chords while the rolling drums and deep twisting bass drive a dancefloor orientated groove.

The B-side track, Sacrifice, exhibits Exposure’s love for harder hitting Drum and Bass. The atmosphere’s set from the off with an epic intro sample, followed up by hard-hitting, punchy drums. Snippets of vocals are layered throughout to give a real funk and swing to the rhythm, while the relentless bass and haunting pads keep the vibe up front and moody.

Exposure says: “I’m really excited about this release. Since launching the label last October I’ve been putting in some serious hours in the studio and Delicate Lives / Sacrifice is the first of many tunes to represent what we’re all about. We’re working with some incredibly talented producers and I can’t wait to showcase their work.”

Working with some of the most talented and upcoming producers, as well as long established players in the scene, 2016 looks set be an exciting year for A R.