Blu Saphir Recordings was created in 2005 on the grounds of improving and expanding the variety of sounds that liquid funk has to offer. Jay Rome got in contact with Muffler, Kaleb and Contour back in 2003. He loved their music and decided to work with them on a new label to release proper music,” the label owner comments. “Twintone and I had completed a tune entitled “I Try” which had such good feedback that Muffler decided to do a remix. We had these tunes ready for the label, so we started Blu Saphir Recordings to release it.”
The label has gone on throughout to release two more singles, featuring the aforementioned Muffler remix of “I Try” and Bungle remix of “Synapse” on the latest release, number 003. Number four is on the rise with Aspect’s “Soul Lady” and Electrosoul System’s “Fun” and 005 is out now with Jebar & D.K. Foyer’s “Rhytual” and a remix by Soundtrax mastermind, Big Bud on the flip. The following 006 will be another masterpiece by the likes of Chino and Submorphics with the tunes "Jade Sunrise" and "Revisions".
There’s a lot in store for the future of the label. Featuring upcoming releases by Derrick & Tonika, Bassface Sascha,Ill Esha, The Ego and label owner Jay Rome himself, Blu Saphir will continue to push on a new sound of liquid funk to the masses.
Following three years of mighty Blu Saphir tunes, we have decided to launch a sister label dedicated to releasing the highest quality drum & bass mp3s. The main focus of the new imprint is to cater to upcoming producers who are putting out quality tracks but haven’t secured a vinyl release yet. The label will have a similar sound to the Blu Saphir parent label, housing many of the styles you’ve already become familiar with, including liquid, atmospheric and deeper minimal drum & bass.
The first release features Birmingham newcomer Fluxem with a superb duo of liquid tracks, “Justify” and “Everything”. His tracks have been played by many of the heavy hitters of the melodic side of drum ‘n bass including Chrissy Chris (1xtra), Ash Attack, Dan Marshal, Specific, Submorphics and many more. Digital Blus will be available through Beatport, Itunes, Finetunes and Trackitdown.
After numerous successful releases on both labels, label owners, Jay Rome of Blu Saphir and Syncopix of (you guessed it!) Syncopix Recordings have combined forced to create a new collaboration, Sync:Saphir.
“The goal behind Sync:Saphir is to push out some fresh minimal, deep and liquid drum and bass music by both talent new artists and well known producers,” Jay Rome of Blu Saphir goes on - “At first , I had the idea to release an EP with Syncopix, but then we decided to make a bigger wave with an LP and two sampler vinyls. The LP will be a double CD album. One will contain a back-to-back mix between Syncopix and myself alongside MC Shnek, (who is also a well known producer, releasing several tracks with Concept on C.I.A. and Soundtrax Recs). On the other CD we will present 13 tracks by both well known and fresh newcomer producers.”
Artists planned to appear include Electrosoul System, Muffler, Mr. Sizef, Enei, Syncopix, Henree, Joe Syntax, Paul B, Edward Oberon, Bionic1 and a few others. Both samplers are available now, while the double CD has a planned January 2010 launch date, followed by the digital release in February (which will contain a few bonus tracks).