Roni Size and Krust’s Full Cycle Records has announced the launch of a new retrospective compilation series. Full Cycle Retrospective Volume One will be released on 30 September, and features classics from the label’s back catalogue (many made available digitally for the first time) alongside contemporary tracks from the recently revived imprint. Future collections will include material from Full Cycle’s dub plate vault. Consisting of classics and new cuts that Roni and Krust have been playing out this year in their Full Cycle live sets. The 12 track compilation features releases from Roni plus collaborations with DJ Die, Krust, D Product, and 3 Way.
Since its return in February of this year, Full Cycle has released Need For Mirrors’ ‘Hurts EP’, D Product’s ‘The Chronos Circuit EP’, and Roni Size and DJ Krust’s 4 track ‘Past & Present EP’, which featured two new productions from Roni (‘Rock The Boat’ and ‘Whistleblower’), a re-release of Krust’s ‘Kloakin Device’ (availability digitally for the first time) and a brand new remix of ‘Kloakin Device’ from Fracture. The next single on Full Cycle will be Total Recall’s ‘Repeating History / Planet Earth’. Further releases are in the pipeline for this year, including unreleased material, new remixes of classic tracks, and more of the catalogue being made available digitally for the first time.
Full Cycle Records was born in 1994 (previously known as Roni and Krust’s Full Circle Records), and quickly became one of the most important jungle – and then drum & bass – labels of the early ‘90’s and beyond. The Bristol-based label issued now classic releases from the likes of Size, Krust, Die, Suv, D Product, Flynn & Flora, and beyond, before closing in 2009.
01// Roni Size – Brut Force
02// Roni Size & DJ Die – 11.55
03// Krust – Soul In Motion
04// D Product – Telemetry
05// Roni Size – Sound Advice
06// Roni Size – Playtime
07// Roni Size – Forget Me Knots (Bailey Remix)
08// Krust – Follow Da Vision
09// 3 Way – Appreciation
10// D Product & Surge – Bounce the Bass
11// Roni Size & DJ Die – Music Box
12// Krust – Brief Encounters
01 OCT – Motion Bristol, UK
08 OCT – Coventry Uni SU Coventry, UK
28 OCT – Neushoorn Leeuwarden, Netherlands
04 NOV – Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands
11 NOV – Slakthuset Johanneshov, Sweden
12 NOV – Hare & Hounds Birmingham, UK
26 NOV – Plug Sheffield, UK
02 DEC – Engine Rooms Southhampton, UK
09 DEC – World Headquarters Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK