A label launching its website is usually a humdrum occasion marked by a few supportive clicks and quickly closed tabs. Keenly aware of this fact, the UK based Don’t Be Afraid imprint run by Benji “Semtek” Roth rewards curious visitors with a chance to download free, unreleased DBA tunes from the label’s roster. DBA Unreleased Vol. 1 kicks off with the elegant hip-hop instrumental “Magic Message” by Claws For? followed by the atmospheric jungle jaunt Mr. Beatnick’s “A Momentary Escape.” Semtek is next with “To Be Continued,” a spare yet engaging house stepper wracked with a variety of bass timbres. The comp concludes on its heaviest note, Photonz’s “Hashishin,” a deeply swinging hip-hop instrumental where grumbling lows and eerie highs intertwine around clipped beats. Suffice it to say this could have easily have been sold for a few quid without anyone batting an eye. As such, we offer our thanks to Roth and his crew for making this available for free.