In anticipation of the event, with the label reaching such a poignant catalogue number we asked a selection of the artists if they wouldn’t mind picking us one of their favourite records from the imprint’s ample discography…
Rockwell ramps Subwave’s 'Think'
Rockwell: This is probably the perfect roller. I love the way this moves on the bottom end. Also notably, it has strangest hook of any tune that I can remember - it's all about that little bongo fill. Subwave is still one of my favourite producers even though his output has slowed down considerably. Massively underrated and a huge talent.
Friction’s feeling Alix Perez 'Forsaken ft. Spectrasoul & Peven Everett'
Friction: Obviously I'm a fan of all of the tunes on the label but I'm gonna put the spotlight on Alix Perez and Spectrasoul’s ‘Forsaken’. It’s a magical tune!
K-Tee tips Icicle and SP:MC’s 'Dreadnaught’
K-Tee: I’m going for Icicle & SP, ‘Dreadnaught’...The ultimate bassline roller.
Linguistics loves Spor’s 'Aztec'
Linguistics: …because it was the first release that drew our attention to the label. It still sounds sick.
Ed:it picks Spectrasoul’s 'Tempest Dub'
Ed:it: This is one of the first tunes I bought on vinyl. This track will always be a firm favourite from the Shogun back catalogue. Early Spectra production at its best. Wicked vibes.
Proxima plumps for Icicle’s 'Spartan'
Proxima: Such a game changer! I remember him playing me this at his place – it blew the bowtie off my top hat. The little amen tease is a golden move. I should put this in the bag again!
Karma selects Break’s 'Now It's Going'
Karma: I remember buying this EP and constantly playing it. This particular track really resonated with me. I think it was the bass, filter sweeps, rugged drums and well placed samples that made this the ultimate fusion of well-produced drum and bass from the God of groove.