Fokuz Recordings are a Dutch based label which were founded in early 1999 by 2 guys called Dreazz and Drum Origins. Thanks to the boundless dedication these two and of course their talented artists and the loving fans, they can now celebrate their 15th anniversary! Over a period of three months we see them release six 12” records and a double CD packed with tracks by new talent and established names in present day Drum & Bass.
First up they have the mighty Lenzman delivering effortlesy with a fresh, smooth take on ‘Rock Steady’ by Command Strange. London based outfit Reds come correct with ‘Meraki’ and drop bombs with ‘Showtime’. Their diverse production makes them stand out from the pack although these particular tracks leans more towards a more classic liquid funk sound. Malaky brings the sweetness with ‘Connected’. Heavy delayed chords, spacious strings and vocals in combination with a warm bass make this an absolute beauty! ‘With U’ by Moscow based Impish turns up the heat. Don’t let the groovy intro fool you because the drop comes in unexpected! After taking a break from production, Fokuz Recordings head honcho Dreazz teams up with Emery on ‘Things’. Vintage stabs, reverberating vocals and rolling drums make this a collaborative effort that’s already an essential purchase for D&B fans of a more chilled persuasion. All in all an exquisite collection of drum & bass that Fokus are very proud off. They say “On to the next 15 years!” and so do we!