Higher Ground Recordings

Higher Ground Recordings is a brand-new, Berlin-based label dedicated to releasing modern jungle/drum’n’bass music in a high-quality, heavyweight vinyl format.

As part of the official record release party on Saturday, June 10th, Higher Ground Recordings will be inviting some true heavyweights of the modern Jungle scene! Aries, voted as the world’s “Best Jungle DJ” of 2016, will be joined by longtime sound system veteran Navigator MC! Also, one of Germany’s top Jungle producers – Brian Brainstorm – will be flying in from Cologne to celebrate their debut EP! The night will be rounded off by label manager and junglist extraordinaire Jimi Handtrix, resident Tommy Lexxus and the illusive MC Do!

“The Deeply Rooted EP” – Limited Edition, 12” vinyl (180gr., black) + Digital
*Vinyl release date: June 12th, 2017
*Digital release date: June 26th, 2017

Coming in strong for the new year, their debut release opens with an upbeat, amen-heavy anthem, leaving you feeling uplifted right from the get-go. The flipside boasts the perfect supplement – a deep jungle roller on a slightly dubwise tip!

A Side:
Aries & Ras Lion – “Reality”
(feat. Navigator & Mish Maybe)

Originally recorded in the Lion’s Den during one of Aries’ visits to Berlin, “Reality” tells the story of jungle music as a conscious, worldwide movement, continuously growing from its humble UK roots to its present global following.

Teaming up with the long-time musical activist Ras Lion on production – and featuring the powerful lyrics of legendary vocalist Navigator and the talented Mish Maybe – “Reality” successfully invokes the spirit of jungle music, bringing forth a positive message much needed in this age of confusion. Reality is sure to be one of THE jungle anthems of 2017!

B Side:
Brian Brainstorm – “Kings Road Dub”
(Instrumental)

Originating from the deeper (and slightly darker) side of modern jungle music, “Kings Road Dub” is the ideal counterpart to Reality. With a somewhat more straightforward, almost “dubwise” approach, Cologne-based producer Brian Brainstorm skillfully rides the thin line between jungle and drum’n’bass – with classic clash-drawn samples, a grooving skank and his signature rolling bassline that is sure to set any dance on fire!

Limited Edition, 12” vinyl (180gr., black) + Digital
*Vinyl release date: June 12th, 2017
*Digital release date: June 26th, 2017