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[dustv040] The Black Dog – Werk+Play EP


As part of our KickStarter campaign we are going to use the CS X51 to create, mix and master all the tracks on this EP. Well, we say EP but it’s actually going to be more of an album with at least 40 minutes worth of exclusive music. We’re really go to see where the music takes us while documenting the path and process for people to see.

We’ll be presenting a wide spectrum of our styles, tracks aimed at the floor as well as some more ambient and experimental pieces that we’ve been working on. Like Penthouse & Pavement this release is a game of two halves and will be recorded here at Dog Towers.

Be part of the journey and get your hands on this upcoming release by supporting our KickStarter project. With your help, we can create something special and help to bring some manufacturing back to Sheffield.

The Black Dog Werk + Play EP 
1. Atavistic Resurgence (Bass Mix)
2. For The Love Of Megatron
3. Forged From SoYo
4. Ov Wires (Vocals By Regis)
5. Truncated
6. Northern Grin Eye
7. Liquid Psychotherapy Validation
8. Wrong Pocket
9. Aestated
10. Bolt a03293h4
11. BassTrap
12. Theme For The Socialist Republic Of South Yorkshire

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A Hymn For Megatron


This is a small piece recorded in a 60 degree heat in the studio and dedicated to the underground world in SoYo™ – Megatron (Google it), it’s not our usual thing but we’ve never boxed ourselves in and always done what we wanted to.

Enjoy it, it’s free.

Tranklements – Available to Pre-Order Now


The new album Tranklements is available for pre-order now at and

[dustv038] Limited Edition 3 x 12″ Vinyl
* Limited edition, only 300 units
* 3 x 12″ on heavy weight 180gsm vinyl
* Free digital download of the album from
* Two free bonus tracks as digital downloads exclusive to

[dustcd038] CD & Download
* Includes two free bonus tracks as digital downloads, exclusive to and

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Darkhuas Vol 1 – Pre-Order Now

unterton04Pre-orders for the Darkhaus Vol 1 EP are now available at

On the fourth Unterton release The Black Dog present a new sound somewhere between House and Techno that The Black Dog call Darkhaus. The original version of “Council Flat Emptiness” is an infectious, futuristic, disco-tinged version of a progressive dancefloor workout bathed in strings, mellow melancholia and heavy bass. This is preceeded by a straight to the point stripped down version that multiplies the hypnotic elements of the original.

On the B-side a 9-minute-30-something Remix from Luke Slater’s L.B.Dub Corp project drives the original into classic Slater territory where Techno and Groove marry and electrify each other.

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The Black Dog Press Release 31/01/13

DarkMentsThe Black Dog are pleased to announce a series of new 12″s entitled Darkhaus and a new studio album called Tranklements.

The Darkhaus series will be released across four volumes and with different labels, with first released on 25 /03/13 through Ostgut Ton’s sister label Unterton and includes a remix from Luke Slater under his L.B. Dub Corp guise. Volume 02 will follow shortly afterwards featuring a remix from Regis. All the Darkhaus releases feature unique tracks, none are repeated on the album mentioned below.

Tranklements is a body of work created as 16 unique and individual tracks. Each one is its own little object, something we’ve created to externalise, explain and express the world we find ourselves in. It encompasses many thoughts, emotions and desires from the last eighteen months. There is an individual story and internal message behind each. They’ve all been discussed and fought for. However, we really don’t want to explain them, we don’t expect those personal rationals to translate to others. We’d rather you gazed upon the objects yourself and come to your own conclusions. Nobody likes to be told what to think.

In many ways our work with the eSC ( project has helped us to reconnect with many things and each other. The creative talent and desires of the younger generation have never gone away. The real underground is still as vibrant as ever, not lost to false values, over-sized egos and ladder climbing brands. We’ve always respected that energy and individuality that exists beyond the bland compliant mainstream.

The truth is we’ve always felt like the awkward outsiders.


The Black Dog – Darkhaus Vol. 01 – 12″ Unterton 25/03/13
A1: Council Flat Emptiness (stripped)
A2: Council Flat Emptiness
B: Council Flat Emptiness (L.B. Dub Corp Remix)

The Black Dog – Tranklements – 3×12″ and CD – Dust Science 20/05/13
1. Alien Boys Bolt No.6 2. Atavistic Resurgence Bolt 11b 3. Cult Mentality 4. Hymn For SoYo Bolt 3533f 5. Pray Crash I 6. Pray Crash II Bolt 57w 7. Internal Collapse 8.  First Cut Bolt 9>3 9. Death Bingo 10. Mind Object 11. Spatchka

Bolts are small bits of music that help or disrupt the transition between tracks.