Human Imprint

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Human Imprint
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Founded 2002, as an imprint of System Recordings
Founder Dieselboy (Damian Higgins)
Distributor(s) System Recordings
Genre Drum and bass, dubstep, electro
Official website www.humanimprint.com

Human Imprint Recordings is an American drum and bass record label founded by Damian Higgins (professional name DJ Dieselboy) in New York City in 2002.[1] Human began as a subsidiary of System Recordings and is mostly known for high energy releases in subgenres including techstep, hardstep and darkstep. In July 2009, Human Imprint parted ways amicably with System Recordings, and Dieselboy created the SubHuman : Human Imprint for dubstep and electro releases.

Overview[edit]

The label's album art encompasses conceptual themes based in science fiction and fantasy. Some of the graphics are created by Higgins himself. To date, Human Imprint, which has gained a reputation as a leader in the North American drum and bass movement, has released 22 singles (seven on SubHuman), nine EPs, and six albums.

American Human artists include Evol Intent, Hive, Gridlok, Infiltrata, Kaos, Karl K, Jae Kennedy, Stratus, KC, Vector Burn, Ewun, Noah D, Demo, Spktrm and Gein. International producers include Technical Itch (UK), Decoder (UK), Fresh (UK), Bad Company (UK), Skynet (UK), Counterstrike (South Africa), Concord Dawn (New Zealand), The Upbeats (New Zealand), and Zardonic (Venezuela).

History[edit]

Founder Dieselboy

In April 2006, Higgins released the first Human Imprint compilation, a 2XCD set called "The HUMAN Resource," which debuted at #14 on the Billboard electronic album chart. Disc One: Selected Works is a 12-song un-mixed selection including club anthems and VIP remixes from Bad Company UK, DJ Fresh, The Upbeats, Dieselboy + Kaos, Counterstrike and others. Disc Two: Evol Intent Assemble the Monster features a continuous DJ-mix from one of the most-respected American drum and bass DJ/producer crews, Evol Intent, selected by Higgins to stitch together some of the best tracks of the Human Imprint catalog, plus exclusive tracks and remixes from Gridlok, Infiltrata + Hochi, Vector Burn, Dieselboy + Technical Itch and others. The mix was composed on Ableton. The album art was created by Dieselboy with graphic artist Joel Savitzky.

In May 2010, Higgins and new partner Steve "Smash" Gordon of Steez Promo of Baltimore, Maryland, and Circle Management (based in Philadelphia, PA), relaunched Human Imprint with its first release, SPKTRM's Planet Human EP, on June 14, 2010, followed by Zardonic's South Of Human EP and Gein's Human Chemistry EP. In September 2010 they launched the SubHuman : Human Imprint sublabel for dubstep and electro releases. Artists include Bare, Mark Instinct, Muffler, NumberNin6, PXL FST, and Smash Gordon.

In February 2012, Higgins and Gordon launched Planet Human as the new umbrella label for Human Imprint and SubHuman with the following artist roster: Dieselboy, Smash Gordon, Bare, Hulk, Mark Instinct, Mayhem, Muffler, Nerd Rage, Nightwalker, NumbernIn6, Pixel Fist, Sluggo, Subshock, Dan Wall, Zardonic.[2]

Discography[edit]

Singles (12" and Digital)[edit]

  • You Must Follow/You Must Follow (Dieselboy + Kaos remix) – Stratus (The projectHUMAN Remixes) (HUMA-8002, 3/18/2002; HUMA8005, 3/22/2002)
  • Subculture (Dieselboy + Kaos VIP remix)/Subculture (Dylan + Ink remix) – Styles of Beyond (The projectHUMAN Remixes) (HUMA-8003, 11/11/2002)
  • Xanadu/HoustonKaos + Karl K + Jae Kennedy (HUMA-8004, 1/27/2003)
  • Grunge 3 (Dieselboy + Kaos + Karl K remix)/Mass Hysteria (Hive remix) – Bad Company UK (HUMA-8007, 6/16/2003)
  • Moonraker/Studio 54Kaos + Karl K + Jae Kennedy (HUMA-8009, 11/17/2003)
  • Barrier Break/SubmissionDieselboy + Kaos (HUMA-8010, 11/17/2003)
  • Cactus Funk '02/DJ ToolDJ Fresh (HUMA-8013, 2/28/2005)
  • Paradise Lost/Paradise Lost remix – Vector Burn (HUMA-8015, 5/9/2005)
  • Le Mammoth/Piss FiendThe Upbeats (HUMA-8021, 11/6/2006)
  • N/V/DDieselboy (Counterstrike Zentraedi remix)/O.D.Demo (HUMA-8025, 5/8/08)
  • Midnight ExpressDieselboy + Evol Intent + Ewun /Step UpFriske + Perpetuum (HUMA-8026, 5/15/08)
  • Parallel UniverseInfiltrata + Define/Machine MarchSPKTRM (HUMA-8027, 5/22/08)
  • Load RocketComputer Club/FatalThe Fix (HUMA-8028, 2009)
  • W.M.F.D.Dieselboy + Bare (HUMA-8035, 6/20/2012)
  • ODDemo (Gein + Counterstrike remix) (HUMA-8036, 7/5/2012)
  • Beyond ThunderdomeDieselboy + Bare (HUMA-8037, 7/17/2012)
  • SuicideGeneric + The Fix (HUMA-8038, 11/27/2012)

EPs (12" and Digital)[edit]

  • Extreme Steel EP [Archangel/Destroyer]KC (HUMA-8011, 3/22/2004)
  • Catherine Wheel EP [Catherine Wheel/Stingray]Skynet (HUMA-8016, 9/26/2005)
  • Human Technology EP [Knowledge of Self (Evol Intent remix)/The Great Escape (Alliance remix)]BT (HUMA-8017, 11/14/2005)
  • Amazing Friends EP [Evol Intent vs. Mayhem feat. Thinktank - Broken Sword/Evol Intent vs. Ewun - The Rapture] – (HUMA-8018, 5/30/2006)
  • Demolition EP [Backlash/Untamed]Demo (HUMA-8022, 3/5/2007)
  • Ladies Night EP [Ladies Night/Ladies Night VIP mix]Demo and Cease (HUMA-8023, 12/24/2007)
  • Planet Human EP [Planet Human/Flux]SPKTRM (HUMA-8029, 6/14/2010)
  • South of Human EP [Hardcore Will Never Die feat. Counterstrike/Systems Activated feat. Mumblz] – Zardonic (HUMA-8030, 7/2/2010)
  • Human Chemistry EP [Gein + MayhemGhetto Dope / Gein + Silent Killer + Breaker6 Feet] – Gein (HUMA-8031, 8/23/2010)
  • Retribution EP [DoseMartyrdom / DoseSquander (HUMA-8032, 10/3/2011)
  • End of Days EP [ZardonicNexus Polaris / Zardonic + NumberNin6End of Days feat. Messinian (HUMA-8033, 11/7/2011)
  • Need Your Loving EP [KrushaNeed Your Loving / Krusha + ZardonicWithout You (HUMA-8034, 3/12/2012)

LP's (12")[edit]

  • The Dungeonmaster's Guide (3X12") (HUMA-8008-1, 5/17/2004)
    • A. Kaos & Karl K (feat. Jae Kennedy)Moonraker (Gridlok Remix)
    • B. Kaos & Karl K (feat. Jae Kennedy)Studio 54 (Basic Operations Remix)
    • C. Kaos & Karl K (feat. Jae Kennedy)Houston (KC Remix)
    • D. StratusYou Must Follow (Evol Intent VIP Mix)
    • E. Kaos & Karl K (feat. Jae Kennedy)Soul On Fire (Concord Dawn Remix)
    • F. WinkEvil Acid (Gridlok Remix)
  • The HUMAN Resource (2X12") (4/3/2006)
    • A. Styles Of BeyondSubculture (The Upbeats Remix)
    • B. KCExtreme Steel (Counterstrike Arena Mix)
    • C. Dieselboy & Kaos (feat. Messinian)Barrier Break (Infiltrata & Hochi Dub Mix)
    • D. FreshWar Games (2003 Remix)

Albums (CDs)[edit]

  • projectHUMAN (2xCD) – CD1 mixed by Dieselboy (HUMA-8001, 3/19/2002)
  • Disc 1 (Mixed By Dieselboy)
    • 01. Dieselboy & Joshua Ryan - Genesis
    • 02. Optical & Ryme Tyme - Shapecharge
    • 03. Styles Of Beyond - Subculture (Dieselboy & Kaos VIP Mix)
    • 04. Funk Parlor - Something For The Dancefloor (Stakka & Skynet Remix)
    • 05. Stratus - You Must Follow (Dieselboy & Kaos Remix)
    • 06. Stakka & Skynet (feat. DJ Friction) - Altitude (Ryme Tyme & Fierce VIP Mix)
    • 07. Dylan & Ink - California Curse (Technical Itch Remix)
    • 08. Billy Lo - Carjackers (Ram Trilogy Remix)
    • 09. Robbie Rivera - Harder & Faster (Weapon & E-Sassin Remix)
    • 10. Kemal & Rob Data - Hostile
    • 11. Usual Suspects & Loxy - Stalker (Danny C Remix)
    • 12. Rob & Goldie - The Shadow (Hive VIP Mix)
    • 13. Dom & Roland - Soundwall (VIP Mix)
    • 14. Dom & Optical - Quadrant 6 (E-Sassin VIP Mix)
    • 15. Rascal & Klone - Terminal Velocity
    • 16. Technical Itch - Reborn (Weapon Remix)
    • 17. Bad Company - Mind Games
    • 18. Dieselboy & Joshua Ryan - Revelations
  • Disc 2
    • 01. Stratus - You Must Follow
    • 02. Styles Of Beyond - Subculture (Dylan & Ink Remix)
    • 03. Decoder - Tension (Usual Suspects Remix)
    • 04. Hive - Surreal Uncut (TeeBee Remix)
    • 05. Joshua Ryan - Pistolwhip (Stratus Remix)
    • 06. Danny Breaks - The Bear (Universal Project Remix)
  • Disc 1
    • 01. Rawhill Cru - Mo' Fire (Bad Company Remix)
    • 02. Bad Company - Hornet
    • 03. Bad Company - Wednesday
    • 04. Bad Company & Mampi Swift - Dogsploitation
    • 05. Bad Company - Torpedo
    • 06. Bad Company - Dr. Schevago
    • 07. Bad Company - Snow Cat
    • 08. Bad Company - Dosage
    • 09. Bad Company - Jellybean (Instrumental Mix)
  • Disc 2 (Mixed By Bad Company)
    • 01. Bad Company - Dogs On The Moon
    • 02. Rawhill Cru - Mo' Fire (Bad Company Radio Edit)
    • 03. Bad Company - 4 Days
    • 04. Bad Company (feat. Sage) - Breathe
    • 05. Bad Company - Rodeo
    • 06. Bad Company - Ladies Of Spain
    • 07. Drum Kru - Thin Air
    • 08. Bad Company - Spacewalk
    • 09. Bad Company - Hornet
    • 10. Bad Company - Planet Dust
    • 11. Fresh & Fierce - Innocence
    • 12. Bad Company - Trick Of The Light
    • 13. Bad Company - The Voice
    • 14. Bad Company & DJ Trace - Nitrous
    • 15. Bad Company - Seizure
    • 16. Bad Company - Colonies
    • 17. Bad Company - Brain-Scan
    • 18. Bad Company - The Pulse
    • 19. Bad Company - The Nine
    • 20. Bad Company & DJ Trace - Flashback (Tumpa)
    • 21. Bad Company - Rush Hour
  • The Dungeonmaster's Guide (2xCD) – CD1 mixed by Dieselboy (HUMA-8008-2, 5/17/2004; HUMA8012-2 Special Edition, 11/28/2005)
  • Bass Invaderz – mixed by DJ Fresh (HUMA8014, 2005)
  • Mixed By Fresh
    • 01. Fresh - Intro
    • 02. Fresh - X Project
    • 03. Sub Focus - X-Ray
    • 04. Fresh - Living Daylights
    • 05. Total Science - Nosher (Baron I Know A Little Spot Mix)
    • 06. MC Conrad & Makoto - Golden Girl
    • 07. Calibre (feat. Singing Fats) - Drop It Down
    • 08. Artificial Intelligence - Uprising (Overthrown VIP Mix)
    • 09. Fresh - Intermission
    • 10. Fresh - Floodlight
    • 11. Moving Fusion & Fierce - Now's The Time
    • 12. Drumsound & Simon 'Bassline' Smith - Crossfire (Danger)
    • 13. Total Science - Westside Story
    • 14. DJ Hazard - World Of Darkness
    • 15. DJ Zinc - Ska
    • 16. Pendulum - Another Planet (VIP Mix)
    • 17. Dillinja - Fast Car
    • 18. Fresh & Baron - Supernature
    • 19. Mampi Swift & Fresh - Play Me (Mampi Swift & Blame VIP Mix)
  • Substance D (2xCD) – CD1 mixed by Dieselboy (HUMA-8024, 2008)

SubHuman releases[edit]

Planet Human Mixes[edit]

  • "Dieselboy – Live at Beta," mix by Dieselboy, free download, April 13, 2012
  • "Smash Your Fucking Face Vol. 4," mix by Smash Gordon, March 15, 2012
  • "Wake the Dead," mix by Dieselboy, free download, February 6, 2012

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Interviews

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