One Hundred – Ear & Drum Session 100

I started this blog almost 6 years to the day as a way of getting my love of Drum & Bass music out to the world. Since then I’ve uploaded 99 exclusive Ear & Drum mixes and countless archives of older mixes that pre-dated this blog. I don’t do it for money and have kept advertising away. Having never produced, I figured the best I could do was promote other peoples music I love through my mixes. The reason I do this is for the love of a music that over the past 20 years has given me so much pleasure that I feel I owe it something. I have to give something back to all those producers who toil away in their studios, making next to no money and awesome music.

In the last six years The Ear & Drum has had over 75,000 views and over 22,000 mixes downloaded. The most popular being the very first mix I posted featuring PFM which has had just over 700 downloads. This is my 100th mix for the Ear & Drum and as a way of doing something special I put together 100 of my favourite tunes from the past two years. It’s over five hours long. It will take you ages to download. But I can guarantee you it’ll be worth it.

I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported, and who still supports, the Ear & Drum and Drum & Bass music. I read every comment and every time someone thanks me for a mix I feel like it’s been worth it. An extra big thanks to ChaNinja, William, Jonathan (How about that gig in Berlin next year?), CyKosis, DNR, Paige, Stelf and Jedi John (Glad you’re mixing again mate.) who have regularly commented and supported me down the years. And an even bigger thanks to Raps, Mike, Cob and the Peligra Kru who showed me just what a powerful medium the net can be for spreading the gospel and getting mixes out there.

Here’s to mix number 100 and hopefully another 100 more to come. :)

One Hundred – 5hrs+ of Amazing Music

Sub Focus – Twilight
Bungle – Aura
Furney – Charlotte’s Song
Sub Focus – Turn It Around Feat. Kele
Artificial Intelligence – War Horse Feat. MC DRS
Lenzman – Empty Promise
Lenzman – Empty Promise (Jubei Remix)
Mistabishi – Dark Pools
Rental – Paper Shuffler
Technimatic – Sheltered Storm
Nudge – Fair Question
Never – White Clouds
Total Science – See Your Face Feat. Riya
Fred V & Grafix – Clouds Cross Skies
Hybrid Minds – Meant To Be
Seba – Shades of Me & You
Seba – Never Let You Go (Blu Mar Ten Remix)
Bipolar – State of Play
Lenzman – My Tearz Feat. Steo
S.P.Y Feat. Total Science – Cold Harsh Air
Level 2 – Conquest VIP
Amoss – Bumbaclart
Technimatic – Intersection
Sunchase – Next Rhythm (Engage Remix)
Vadav – Karma
Rawtekk – Snowflakes (Ambient Version)
Karma – Lil Ghetto Boy (Alexus Remix)
Bachelors of Science – Beats Still Own the Rhythm
dBridge & Skeptical – Move Way
Facing Jinx – Time
Greyscale – Impossible Dream
Naibu – Fireflies (Light Mix)
Seba – Under the Sun
S.P.Y – You
dRamatic – Straight Talking
Nu:Logic – Morning Light
Nitri Feat. Grimm & Level 2 – Secrets
Command Strange & Malaky – Regrets
ST Files & Response – Nailbomb
Contra – Espanola
Technimatic – Mirror Image
Pharrell Williams – Happy (Makoto 170 Edit)
Sprinter – Suffocate
DuoScience – Neglect
Amit & Rani – I’ll Cut You Down
Hybris – Losing It
BCee – Think Twice
LTJ Bukem – Atlantis (Marky & S.P.Y Rework)
Seba Feat. Kirsty Hawkshaw – Nothing Can Replace
Break – Who We Are
The INsiders – Meltdown
PFM – This Must Be Love
Bachelors of Science Feat. Ben Soundscape & Kemo – Ainokea
Data – Vice
Nitri & Level 2 Feat. Grimm – Lies (Calibre Remix)
Nitri & Level 2 Feat. Grimm – Lies
Total Science Feat. Grimm – Another Time
Intelligent Manners – Move Me
Klute – Turnaround
Shrust – Cocoon
Seba – Can’t Describe
Mineral – Living the Dream (ESC & Subsense Remix)
Telmo A – Between Two Worlds (Phil Tangent Remix)
Actraiser – Future Encounters
Enei Feat. Eastcolours – 2012
Airstrike Feat. Allison Grey – Frozen
dBridge – Death of a Drum Machine
SJ Clart & Reza – The Chances (Vocal Version)
Keeno – As One
Paramount & Patricia Edwards – Angels
Breach – Jack (Calibre Remix)
Etherwood – Unfolding
Alix Perez Feat. Sam Wills – Annie’s Song
Sub Focus Feat. Alpines – Tidal Wave
Phil Tangent – Restitution
DLR & Script – Bue Room
HLZ, DJ Chef & MC Fats – Souljah (HLZ Remix)
Stray – LA Zoom
Tokyo Prose & Phil Tangent – Parity (Klute Remix)
Vilem & McLeod – Another Star
LTJ Bukem – Music (Technicolour Remix)
Nookie – The Eclipse (Furney Remix)
BCee – The Falls
SJ Marky & S.P.Y – Yellow Shoes (Calibre Remix)
Hybrid Minds – Why (Fourward Remix)
S.P.Y Feat. Jo-S – Future Tense
soulTec – I Hear You Knocking
Bcee – Captured In Time (Chris SU Remix)
CLS – One Month
Cyantific – Walking Away
High Contrast – Twilight’s Last Gleaming VIP
Lenzman – Broken Dreams (Makoto Remix)
Rowpieces – Cosmic Funk
Shuwa – Inversion
Alex Reece – It’s Alright
Frederic Robinson Feat. Stray – Bloom
Marcus Intalex – Riots
Om Unit – Grey Skies Over Chicago
Paperclip – Structure 15
Seba – Balance of Power

Low Profile – The Down Low: Sessions 019 – 022

All right Bass music lovers, it’s Down Low Sessions catch up time again taking us from July through to October of the monthly podcast. Get the latest November edition at pfradio.com. It’s the usual smattering of house, techno, chilled dubstep, trap, hip-hop and anything else that falls under the Bass genre that turned me on at the time.

As a quick overview number 19 is a smooth blend of house and 2-step with some crackers in there from ‘it’ band London Grammar and big beat heroes Basement Jaxx. Number 20 heads into deeper territory and is much more broken beats on a chilled out and ambient tip. Session 21 is chock full of bangers ranging from acid inspired rave, hard techno, trap and even a bit of dirty white boy hip-hop courtesy of Three Loco. And, last but not least, Session 22 is a trap, duke, footwork rinse out with the odd surprise thrown in there for good measure.

The variety is vast, the quality is excellent so dig deep and enjoy. :)

The Down Low: Session 019
London Grammar – Sight (Tourist Version)
Dusky – Lost In Tou (feat Janai)
Bassment Jaxx – Never Say Never (Mark Knight Remix)
London Grammar – Sight (Joshua James Remix)
Andrew Bayer & James Grant – Living
Dusky – Plastique
Axel Boman – It Starts With The Stomach
Dusky – Grain
Dusky – Silence Never Heard
Dusky – Stick by This
Martyn – Like That
Martyn – Forgiveness Step 2
Nuage – Unlock Down
Foxhen – Jailhouse Girl
Andrew Bayer – Counting the Points
Journeyman – Spend It All
We Need Cracks – Cers

The Down Low: Session 020
Nuage – Last Midnight
Urban Trip – Sept
Atlantic Connection – Broken Mirrors
B9 – Tackle Box
Amorce – Habits (Amorce Version)
Dusky – Mr Myagi
Synkro – Detachment
B9 – The Kayak Collection
Truth feat. Lelijveld – Recollections
Trashbat – Takaramachi
B9 – IMK
Atlantic Connection – Just Like (Peanut Butter)
Deekline – Deeper
Mak & Pasteman – Dirt Diggler
Gode – Lime Juice Cordial
B9 – Phoenix
Truth feat. Taso – Goodbye
Vasco Fortes – Like I Feel It

The Down Low: Session 021
Acre – Northern Sahdows
Moguai – ACIIID
Deekline – Sound of Music
Sleeper – Simulation Theory
Amcore – Habits (Amcore Version) Elmono – Baton Rogue (Colder Mix)
Three Loco – We are Lamas (feat. Diplo) Diplo & GTA – Boy oh Boy
Sleeper – Khenti Amentiu
Amit – Acid Trip
Ill Skills – One Last Tune
NickBee – Inspiration
Sleeper – Burn the Bridge
Diplo – Revolution (feat. Imanos, Faustix & Kai)
AFK, Spence and Omnoms – Go Go Ratchet Starkey – Stroll
Deekline & Specimen A – Don’t Smoke (Trap VIP)
Truth feat. Taso – Goodbye
Vasco Fortes – Like I Feel It

The Down Low: Session 022
Nuage – Simple story
Hot Chip – Look at Where We Are (Major Lazer Remix)
RL Grime – CliqCliq
DJ Earl & Sonic D – Stop Playin Wit Me
UZ – Trap Shit V13
Flosstrdamus – Rollup (Baauer Remix)
UZ – Trap Shit V13 (Click & Whistles Remix)
Rudimental – More than Anything
Nina Simone – Feeling Good (Bassnectar Remix)
Andrew Bayer – Nexus 6
DJ Fresh vs. Diplo feat. Dominique Young Unique – Earthquake
Lenzman – 1978 (Interlude)
DJ Earl – All the Weed
DJ Earl & Heavee – Smokin Grams
Darq E Freaker – Minger
Aqadrop – Yenom

All’s Well That Ends Well – Ear & Drum Session 99

Last mix in the double figures for the Ear & Drum Sessions, and it’s a little ripper. Full of melodic gems from the Liquid end of D&B – perfect sunny day tunes to get you bouncing.

A special mention has to got Makoto for his bootleg of Pharrell Williams ‘Happy’. Easily one of the best commercial tracks of the year, it only gets better after Makoto has given it an atmospheric rework. And best of all it is yours to download for free right here.

Other notables are Technimatic with his new ‘Desire Paths’ LP on Shogun Audio which is well worth a listen. Plus the good people at Fokuz Recordings with their ‘Crossroads EP’. There are only three tracks on it, but all three were strong enough to be included into the mix and include emerging artists I’d never heard of.

Enjoy number 99 and get ready for a special number 100.

All’s Well That Ends Well – 1hr of Liquid D&B

Bop – Lucid Dreaming (feat. Elsa Esmeralda)
Logisitcs – As Sure as Sunrise (Feat. Hugh Hardie)
Actuaries – Homeward Bound
Pharrell Williams – Happy (Makoto 170 Edit)
Technimatic – Night Vision
Technimatic – Perseverance
Bungle – You & Me (Villem Remix)
Anth M – Inner Moment (Oddsoul Remix)
Technimatic – Music Is Music
Pablo Nouvelle – You Don’t Understand (Calibre Remix)
Element Down & Laura Wadley – Electricity (Rune & Kaiza Remix)
Fullmetal, Kaiza & Rune – Crossroads
Shapeshifter – The Touch (Netsky Remix)
Keeno – As One (feat. Pat Fulgoni)
Vortex Involute – Closing Doors (Nelver Remix)
SubSid – So Hold On
Vaptor – Lay Down Your Soul (Rune & Kaiza Remix)

White Rabbit – Ear & Drum Session 98

Perfect for the return of the warmer weather here in Australia, this is a summery little number full of Liquid rollers and tunes to sing along to.

Big ups to Perth boy Greg Packer back on form with Danny Rhodes and his tune ‘Gone Away’. Another old favourite of mine who’s back producing the goods is Redeyes with his tracks ‘Reflections’ and the Lenzman colab ‘Thieves in the Night’.

Did someone say Lenzman? Really this mix belongs to him and his massive new LP out on Metalheadz. It’s a liquid lovers dream and easily in the top three D&B LPs to come out this year across any genre. Lenzman’s ear for a perfect melody and rolling b-line has always been spot on and it’s great to see him getting support from a label as big as Headz.

So that’s it. not much else to say other than turn it on, crank up the bass and enjoy some beautiful music.

White Rabbit – 1.5hr+ of Liquid Goodness

Greg Packer & Danny Rhodes – Prelude in G# Minor
Lenzman – Collapse
Greg Packer & Danny Rhodes – Gone Away
Lenzman & Redeyes – Theives In The Night (Technimatic Remix)
Break – Moving On
Sunny Crimea – Never Say Goodbye
Redeyes – Reflections
Actraiser – Twighlight Express
Contra – Espanola
Dose – Soul Food
Lenzman – Ever So Slightly (AI Remix)
Stereotype & Nelver – Evermore
Actraiser – Midnight Wanderers
Actraiser – Future Encounters
Eveson & MC Fats – Vignette
Lenzman – Starz (feat. Kevin King)
Lenzman – Paper Faces (feat. Martyna Baker)
Deeper Connection – So Deep
HLZ, DJ Chef & MC Fats – Souljah (HLZ Remix)
Lenzman – Always
Bipolar – Interlude
Lenzman – Just Can’t Take (feat. DRS)
Lenzman – Burner
Nelver – Full Sky
Phil Tangent – Remembrance
Technimatic & LSB – Rotary Motion (Calibre Remix)
Command Strange – Could Be Mine
Lenzman – It’s Yours (Interlude)
Utah Jazz – January Silence
CLS – One Month
Lenzman – Through My Eyes
S.P.Y – Dusty Fingers (feat. Diane Charlemagne)
Simplification & Nelver – My Love

Atlantic Connection 2001-2010 Archive

I was blown away this week by Atlantic Connection releasing 80 free tracks that represents the best of the producer’s output spanning 10 years. Such generosity from an artist deserves to be applauded and shared. I could bang on and on about why this is means a lot to me, but I’ll leave it up tot he man himself.

Music is meant to be heard and shared, and maybe that one song might help someone’s day; or give them a chance to reflect in ways that will help them grow as people.

That’s what music does for me and maybe my music can do that for other people. It’s not going to do any good just letting it sit on a hard-drive for eternity feels counter-productive and cold.

The reason for the large volumes of music at once? Well, I managed to get 300 songs down to two collections of about 40; did the best I could.

I couldn’t put it any better myself. Listen to the amazing music of Atlantic Connection and, if you enjoy it, show some support and buy some of his more recent stuff. He deserves it.

Archive 1: 2001-2005

1. All About You ft. Shawn G
2. All My Love
3. Atomic Puma Man
4. Bahai ft. Chino
5. Blackdust
6. Blue
7. Can’t Take It ft. Wes Dixon
8. Colombia DUB
9. Daybreaks
10. Deep Impact
11. Dendera Dub
12. Drifting On An Aspect (VIP)
13. Dubstar 66
14. Faded Lady
15. Genetics
16. Havana
17. It’s Been Years
18. Last Nights Passing
19. Lion Of Judah
20. Mars VS Earth
21. Methods
22. Moonrise
23. My Brother ft. Rohan Bassbin
24. New Dawn
25. Quantum Leap
26. Renegades Of Funk ft. Will Miles
27. Since I’ve Seen You
28. The Remedy ft. Shawn G
29. Untitled (Sunshine)
30. Untitled 2
31. Untitled ft. Chino
32. Where You Are
33. Yucatan Coast

Archive 2: 2006-2010

1. 2 Nights in Tulum
2. 2 Years and Back
3. Back 2 Something
4. Bamboo Paper
5. Bayamon
6. Better Man ft. Jeff Rhodes
7. Brazil
8. Brooklyn
9. Communes & Freakouts
10. Diamonds and War
11. Eastside Boys
12. Echo Theory
13. Find Your Way ft. Shannon Swain
14. Further Generation
15. Gold Dust
16. Heal (instrumental)
17. Heal ft. Tali
18. Keep On Dreaming
19. Kipo Mambo
20. Life Number Nine
21. Lotus
22. Moonplayers
23. Mutt – Conversations (Remix)
24. New Agendas
25. Playa Jobos
26. Recycle
27. Remember Tulum
28. Republic
29. Return To Jade
30. Rocksteady (LA Riots VIP mix)
31. Rocksteady (original mix)
32. Roots
33. Situations (Gremlinz & Mutt Remix)
34. So Me ft. Tali
35. Soul Musiq ft. Youngman (Gremlinz Remix)
36. Sticky Situations
37. Technology
38. The Way It Was
39. Transfer
40. Voodoo Woman
41. Wait For The Sun ft. Kevin King
42. Wise Up
43. Your Journey
44. If I Stay
45. Jagged Edge
46. Soul Music
47. Illumination

Low Profile – The Down Low Sessions: 008 – 018

A BIG catch up on my Down Low Sessions side project for Phuture Frequency Radio this month. It’s been ten months since I last posted up any Down Low Sessions thanks to having to wait 10 months to be connected to the internet. Yes seriously.

All’s well that ends well though as I now have a big fat fibre broadband pipe and I am back in the land of the connected. AND you get the benefit of ten massive bass music mixes all in one hit covering from Aug 2013 through to Jun3 2014.

If you like the slower BPMs and Bass, House, Techno, Trap and Garage then get on it. ;) Don’t forget there is always a more up to date Down Low Session mix over at pfradio.com which you can also subscribe to as a very convenient podcast.

Down Low Session: 008

Hermitude – HyperParadise
Deep – Anthem
DJG – Here Come The Dark Lights
XXTRAKT – Higher
Caspa – Techno Terry
Caspa – Back for the First Time (Instrumental)
Aquadrop – Bella Eh!
Sepalcure – Taking You Back
iO Sounds – Dirty Little Secret
Anushka – Yes Guess
Caspa – Alpha Omega
Liar – Tzimisce
Photek – Totem
Bloc Party – Truth (Digitalism Remix)
French Fries – Yo Vogue VIP
Laurel Halo – Throw
Benton – Harmans Hideout
Flash G – Black Clouds VIP
Aquadrop – Yenom

Down Low Session: 009

Boards of Canada – Split Your Infinities
Rudimental – Feel The Love (Rudimental Remix)
Nuage – Before (feat. Yorra)
T-Power – A LArge Grey Area
Guy Andrew – Divide
Rudimental – Alien Bashment
Baths – Miasma Sky
Rudimental – Free (feat. Emeli Sande)
Synkro – To Be
Pedestrian – Hoyle ROad
XI – Villain
El_Txef_A – In
Gossamer – Griot
Nuage – Aeroplanes

Down Low Session: 010

Hot Chip – Look at Where We Are (Major Lazer Remix)
RL Grime – CliqCliq
Shy FX feat. Donae’o – Raver (Breakage Remix)
Universal Love – Deeply
The Prototypes feat. Laura Vane – Taking Me Over
UZ – Trap Shit V13
UZ – Trap Shit V13 (Clicks & Whistles Remix)
Flosstradamus – Roll Up (Baauer Remix)
Rudimental – More Than Anything
Orbital – Beelzedub
Goldie – We Are The Core
Nosia – Stigma (Neosignal Remix)
Danny Corn – Curiophilia
Die & Break feat. MC Fats – Peace & Dub
Sunchase & NickBee feat Codebreaker & Sense – Tongue Lash
RL Grime – Pockets
DJ Fresh vs Diplo feat. Dominique Young – Earthquake (Vato Gonzalez & Jaguar Skills Remix)
Tinie Tempah feat. 2 Chainz – Trampoline (Monsta Remix)

Down Low Session: 011

Brillz – DÅ@jÅ vu
MJ Cole – Gallibier
Rudimental – Right Here (My Nu Leng Remix)
Camu – Damascus (Ex Nihilo Remix)
Lysergene – Aurora
Benton – We’re Both Lost
Liar – Vesper
V.I.V.E.K. – Over My Head feat. Mel Dymond
Sango – Here With Me
COMA – Scales
Thyme – With The Clouds
Thyme – Bring Some Love
Physical Illusion & MC Flava – All Inside Myself
Flume – What You Need
Marlena Shaw – Woman Of The Ghetto (Flume’s Jackin House Mix)
Sango – She Yells
Gossamer – Griot
Nuage – Gray feat. Yorra

Down Low Session: 012

Utah Jazz – Atmospheric Interlude
Hermitude – Hyper Paradise
MJ Cole – Galibier
FaltyDL – Uncea
Sub Focus – Turn Back Time
Rudimental – Feel the Love (Rudimental Remix)
Throwing Snow – Sanctum
Brillz – DÅjÅ vu
DJG – Here Come The Dark Lights
Kosheen – Addict
Rudimental – Alien Bashment
Photek & Kuru – Fountainhead (DJ Kicks Remix)
Jake Wiltshire – It’s Alright
Nuage – Orchidee
Photek – Signals
Sepalcure – Taking You Back
Bonobo – Cirrus
Caspa – Back for the First Time
Allure – In Love
iO Sounds – Dirty Little Secret
Magnetic Man – I Need Air (Redlight Remix)
Anushka – Yes Guess
Jamie XX – Far Nearer
Photek – Totem
Bloc Party – Truth (Digitalism Remix)
Justine Martin – Molokini (French Fries Remix)
Photek – 101
Photek – Quadrant
Addison Groove – This is It
Sub Focus – Endorphins (feat Alex Carter)
Tinie Tempah – Trampoline (Monsta Remix)

Down Low Session: 013

Bonobo – The Keeper (Banks Remix)
Massive Attack – Hymn to the Big Wheel
Chromatics – Running up That Hill
Leatherette – After Dawn
Elsewhere – Bott Bott
Lazy Flow – Helios (Slap in the Bass Mix)
Daft Punk – End of the Line (Photek Remix)
Tipper – Neuron Huskie
DJ Kose – Homesick feat. Ada
The Blue Boy – Remember Me
Salva – Policy
Photek – Azymuth
Dr. Dre – The Watcher
Photek – In 2 Minds
RL Grime – Shells
Run DMT – Russian Dolls Smoking (Interlude)
Nguzunguzu – Rec Loose (Samo Sound Boy Remix)
Rudimental – Speeding (Bert On Beats Mix)

Down Low Session: 014

Myrryrs – Intro Theme
Duoscience – Freedom Speech
Loadstar – Black & White (Feat. Benny Banks)
Jacob Van Hage & Saint Liz – Voodoo (Ookay Trap Mix)
Antiserum & Mayhem – Hustle
Jam City – Worst Illusion
SPL – Cry
The Upbeats – Again (Feat. Armanni Reign)
XXTRAKT – Higher
Starkey – Blaster
Taiki & Nulight – Culture Riddem
the Bug – Dirty (Feat Flowdan)
Actraiser – Phantomile
Starkey – Drogue
Nphonix – Reach Out

Down Low Session: 015

Alix Perez – YDK
Dimness, Karnage & MarkIV – Decision
Elsewhere – Mirror Maru (Feadz & Kito Remix)
Liar – Vesper
Lyserge – Aurora
Seapoint – Lunar Eve
Tuesday Born – Wake
iO Sounds – Dirty Little Secret
Aquadrop – Balla Eh!
Four Tet – Parallel Jaibei
Actraiser – Phantomile
Canblaster – Introduction / Mindest
Elsewhere – And I
Sango – She Yells
Sub Focus – Endorpins (feat. Alex Clare)
Actraiser – Solstice

Down Low Session: 016

Dennis Ferrer – Hey Hey (DF Attention Vocal Mix)
C.O.N.E. – Ravi
Truncate – Dial 20
Lxury – J.A.W.S.
Rain City Riot – Beautiful Lies (Original Club Mix)
Rafa Barrios – Killing Zoo
Anushka – Never Can Decide (GoldFFinch Remix)
Gregor Tresher – Permafrost (A’_ldric Warm Keys Remix)
Guti – Hope
Luciano – Rise of the Angel (Andrea Oliva Remix)
Foals – Late Night (Solomun Remix)
Tube & Berger – Imprint of Pleasure
Shadow Child – String Thing
Breach – Jack (Mak & Pasteman Remix)
Danny Daze – Your Everything (feat. Louisahhh)
Jon Convex – Move (feat. Jimmy Edgar)
Chris Malinchak – If U Got It (Mark knight Remix)
Intruder A Murk Production – Aname feat. Jei (Long Ass Remix)
Gregor Tresher – Nightcolours (Nuno Dos Santos Remix)
Four Tet – Ba Teaches Yoga
Ry Cuming – Howling (Ame Remix)
Moderat – Rusty Nails (Shackleton Remix)

Down Low Session: 017

Robert Babicz – Rabbit Clouds
Hot Since 82 vs Joe T Vannelli feat. Csilla – The End (Richie G Remix)
Klute – No Mistake
Hot Since 82 vs Joe T Vannelli feat. Csilla – The End
Guti – Hope
Fliastine – Hypnotico (Alien Pimp Remix)
goldFFinch – Point Se Vue
Ikonika – Zen Sizzle
Jacques Greene – Time Again (Feel What)
Bicep – Stash
Darren Emerson – Erosion
Booka Shade feat. Fritz Kalkbrenner – Crossing Borders (Booka’s Othe Mix)
Hot Since 82 – Like You (Audiojack Ruff Cut)
Intruder A Murk Production – Amame (Long Ass Remix)
Passenger 10 – Street Names (Nora En Pure Remix)
Liar – Hand in Hand Like Lovers are Supposed To
Moderat – Rusty Nails (Shackleton Remix)

Down Low Session: 018

Nuage – Paris Calling
New York Transit Authority – Swarm
Bicep – NRG106
Acre – – Northern Shadows
Mak & Pasteman – Electro Funk Massacre
Sub Focus – Close (Grandtheft Remix)
Rain City Riot – Beautiful Lies (Original Club Mix)
Axel Boman – It Starts in the Stomach
Oscar Mulero – Habits (Oscar Mulero Version)
Anushka – Never Can Decide (GoldFFinch Remix)
Mak & PAsteman – Bodywork
Bicep – Circles
Nudist – What You Gonna Do (Roska Rework)
Opus Black – Feels Like Home
Die & Jenna G – 1000 Soul Songs (Jus Now Remix)
Cashmere Cat – Kiss Kiss (LidoLido Remix)
Effy – Forth
Redshape – Dogz
Keith Mackenzie – Work Dat (Smookie Illson Remix)
Danny Daze – Your Everything feat. Louisahhh
Passenger 10 – Street Names (Nora En Pure Remix)
Tinie Tempah – Trampoline (Monsta Remix)

The Chillin – Ear & Drum Session 97

This is a big ol’ liquid D&B mix chock full of deep rollers and warm fuzzy b-lines. Some say the genre has gotten formulaic, but personally I think the sound has just been nailed down and perfected. Certain producers are now they are flexing their skills into more and more melodic territories that works a wonderful magic on the ears.

Calibre, Seba, BCee, Bachelors of Science to name just a few are killing it and have been for quite a while. Labels like Fokuz, Influenza Media and Celsius rarely put out dud releases now, and I get excited every time I see something new from any of these labels.

This is one of those sets that could fill the floor if played at full volume or a bean bag if your sitting at home with your phones on. Put it on, slip onto your comfiest chair, relax and enjoy.

The Chillin – 1.5hrs of Liquid Goodness

Flashback FM – Take a Ride
Andy Sim & Kalum – Revitalise
Macca & Changing Faces – Clouds Cross Skies
Bachelors of Science – Beats Still Own The Rhythm
Chase & Status – Blk & Blu (Calibre Remix)
Zoe Phillips – Road Signs (Hugh Hardie Remix)
Bipolar – State of Play
Facing Jinx – time
Pluton, Skyer & Physical Illusion – Sunrise
BCee – Think Twice
Total Science – Another Time (Feat. Grimm)
Sektor – Back in the Days
Seba – Can’t Describe
Klute – My Black White feat. Close
Nitri & Level 2 feat. Grimm – Lies (Calibre Remix)
Furney & Locksmith – Dub A Dub
Tim Cant – Sacred Moments
BCee – The Falls
Maduk – Avalon (VIP)
Kalum – Zen
Break – They’re Wrong (Calibre Remix)
Break – They’re Wrong (Calibre Alternative Remix)
Tokalosh – My Way
Rowpieces – Eternal Peace
Oddsoul feat. Anastasia – Summer Lovin’ (Colossus Remix)
Tokyo Prose – Songbird
High Contrast – Twilight’s Last Gleaming VIP
Flashback FM – City at Night

Call The Ambience 6: Lost Patients – Ear & Drum Session 96

It’s taken me a long time to build up a good selection of tracks to continue my Call the Ambience series, but this one is worth the wait. Starting out almost beatless, we move into Bukem-esq atmospheric territory and then toughen up with a claustrophobic sting of tougher (but still spacious) tracks. It does settle back down towards the end, but the light and shade is definitely what makes it.

You might notice the tracklist has some interesting characters in it, including a couple of D&B’s lost sons in the form of Mistabishi and Alex Reece. Neither of whom have lost any of their experimental touch. One of my favourite producers of deep darkness, Amit, gets the back-to-back treatment plus Seba and Klute also go-head-to head. The best transition however is Skeptical – Always Be Mine (feat. Collette Warren) into Facing Jinx – Time which elevates to a crescendo that reminds me of the old Good Looking nights at The End.

This one goes out to Dan who’s courage in the face of adversity is a true inspiration to me, and my old mate Stelf who I know is feeling the ambient version of Snowflakes. Stelf (if you’re reading this) consider this your belated birthday present. ;)

If I had to call it, I’d say this is the best mix I’ve pulled of this year, so if you only download one mix from the Ear & Drum I’d make it this one.

Call The Ambience 6: Lost Patients – 1hr of Ambient D&B

Mistabishi – Dark Pools
Rawtekk – Snowflakes (Ambient Version)
Rantoul – Paper Shuffler
Alex Reece – Retrowaxable
Skeptical – Always Be Mine (feat. Collette Warren)
Facing Jinx – Time
Vadav – Karma
Amit & Nomine – Mr CLark
Amit & Rani – I’ll Cut You Down
Seba – Mesmerism
Klute – Give It All (feat. Naomi Pryor)
DLR & Skript – Blue Room (feat. Martyna Baker)
Congi – Transparent
Marginal – Elusive Moment
Derrik & Tonika – Genius
Nuage – Above Time
Alix Perez, DJ Rashad & DJ Spin – Make It Worth It
Soul Intent – Dubplate Special
Acra – Boarderland State
Alex Reece – It’s Alright

Shadow Wax 8: 1997 Chilled Intelligence Part 1 – Ear & Drum Session 84

Back to the golden era of Drum & Bass with this tidy selection from the god father of D&B labels Moving Shadow. This rolls and flows majestically through intelligent amen driven beats and bass from start to finish.

Omni Trio, JMJ & Ritchie, Flytronix, EZ Rollers, Hoax – all the big names are in here and so are some of their biggest tunes. Anyone who can remember far back enough to when The Rhode Tune, Sanctuary and Free La Funk first hit will remember they changed everything.

If these tunes are new to you, you are in for a real treat. If you were luckily enough to be listening to drum & bass back in 97, enjoy this roll down memory lane.

Shadow Wax 8 – 1hr of 1997 Chilled Intelligence

Hoax – Temple Bell
Omni Trio – Sanctuary
Omni Trio – Sancturay (Funky Technicians Remix)
Essence of Aura – So This Is Love
Flytronix – The Rhode Tune
Dead Calm – Searchin’
EZ Rollers – Subtropic
JMJ & Ritchie – Free La Funk
Kudos – Soul Searching
Hoax – The More I See You
JMJ & Ritchie – Beyond Therapy
Mastermind – The Morning After
Hoax – Pipe Dreams (Flytronix Remix)
Hoax – The Mission

Klute-aronomy – Ear & Drum Session 94

Those who know my musical taste will know I’m a BIIIG Klute fan. So big in fact I have done a few all Klute mixes down the years (Check them out here) to promote the man’s genius as a producer. It has been a few years since I’ve done an all artist mix, and if anyone was to get me back on the all artist mix train again it would have to be Klute.

His latest album The Draft (Buy it here) is a beautifully crafted & balanced D&B album that demonstrates why he is one of the genres greatest and most consistent producers. There’s a good chunk of that LP in this mix, along with a whole swag of tracks from the last 3-4 years plus a couple of remixes of old classics.

If you dig Klute you’ll dig this. And please, please support the guys Commercial Suicide label by buying tracks from their official online store. The label (and indeed Klute himself) deserve as much support as they can get.

Klute-aronomy – 1.5hrs of Klute

Klute – Sober Light of Day
Klute – We R The Ones (Ulterior Motive Remix)
Klute – Last Words
Klute – Come Back To Me
Mute & Mako – Essential Forms (Klute Remix)
Klute – Media
Klute – Our Pretty Lives
Klute – Take A Breath (Invaders VIP)
Klute – Best Bits Not Over
Klute – Most People Are Dicks
Klute – Sick Drive
Klute & Silent Witness – Friendless
Klute – Ashram
Klute – Will You Still Love
Klute – Party Hands
Klute – Give It All (feat. Naomi Pryor)
Klute – Strnage Dinner
Klute – Birdland
Klute – Turn Around
Tokyo Prose & Phil Tangent – Parity (Klute Remix)
Klute – Divinity
Klute – Hang With Me
Klute – We’re All Dying
Klute – Rosemary
Klute – Revolution
Klute – Haloween
Klute – Trust Me
Klute – Fool’s Love
Klute – The Draft