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 – Now Always Forever
Klute – Fool’s Love
Klute – The Draft

Unbreakable – Ear & Drum Session 93

Been quite awhile since I’ve brought the tough stuff and this mix has some absolute rippers. Gridlock’s Westbank has a Messiah type feel to it, dBridge & Skeptical’s Move Way was one of last years perfect minimal moments and Jubei’s Rufige11 is an ode to the classic Metalheadz sounds of yore.

Combine all this with BIG comebacks from the likes of Total Science, Sub Focus and the mighty Klute and you have a mix that has plenty of flex and is ripe for working over the sub-woofers. There’s only one break that breaks the unbreakable, and that break is right here.

Unbreakable – 1hr Deep Hard D&B Beats

Calyx, Teebee & Polar – Pensile Dreamer Part.1
Gridlock – Westbank
Lung – Starving Artisite
Sub Focus – Original
Nitri feat. Grimm & Level 2 – Secrets
dBridge & Skeptical – Move Way
Mutated Forms – Blop
Total Science feat. Riya – Suspicious (Alix Perez Remix)
DJ Fresh vs. Diplo feat. Dominique Young Unique – Earthquake
Jubei – Rufige11
Klute – Turnaround
Klute – Give It All
Sub Focus feat. Alpines – Tidal Wave
Michinedrum – Rise N Fall
Naibu – Just Like You (Fracture Remix)
dBridge – Death of a Drum Machine
Friske – Venture
Machinedrum – Gunshotta
Om Unit – Grey Skies Over Chicago
Frederic Robinson feat. Stray – Bloom
Blocks & Escher – Slow Wave
Sango – Frutiful (Maliyah’s Theme)
Sub Focus feat. Kele – Turn It Around

Set Adrift – Ear & Drum Session 92

A second dose of deepness for the New Year, this time with a liquid twist to it. The is one of those smooth rolling sets you can listen to in the background or put the headphones on and get really involved with. Perfect for any sore heads still feeling the jared from New Year’s Eve celebrations. ;)

A lot of the usual suspects I’ve been playing for most of 2013 appear in here, with the notable exception of Klute who finally came good on dropping a new album, The Draft, in October. I’m glad to say it’s his strongest work in a long time and well worth grabbing if you haven’t already.

Other notables are Seba for killing it all year long, Technimatic for coming out of nowhere and making a BIG splash and Calibre for just being Calibre and always coming correct.

Once again thanks for all the support in 2013 and I hope 2014 turns our for you and your ears. I guess you could say ‘Happy New Ears’. :P

Set Adrift – 1.5hrs of Deep & Rolling Liquid D&B

Sub Focus – Twilight
Paramount – Northstar
Villem & McLeod – The Reason feat. Piathaleia
Breach – Jack (Calibre Remix)
Nitri feat. Grimm – Lies
Medium – The Abyss
Silent Type – All I Want
Greyscale – Impossible Dream
Thesis – Homecoming
dRamatic – Straight Talking
Seba – Shades of Me & You
Seba – Never LEt You Go (Blu Mar Ten Remix)
Calyx & Teebee – Prehensile Dreamer Part 1
Electrosoul System – Traffic
Thesis – Event Horizon
Total Science – See Your Face feat. Riya
Technimatic – The Evening Loop
Greyscale – Horizon
Seba – Under the Sun
Klute – Turn Around
Paramount – Dreamworld
Seba – Can’t Describe
Airstrike feat. Allison Gray – Frozen
Technimatic – Frozen Leaves

Fathoms – Ear & Drum Session 91

First mix in aaages and first mix of 2014, so I guess I’d better make a good one right? ;)

Leaning on the deeper and more stripped back styles, this mix sums up a lot of what was great about D&B in 2013 – deep, cinematic and textured tunes with tons of atmosphere to pick you up and transport you somewhere else.

SpectraSoul, dBridge, Stray, Om Unit and MachineUnit all managed to keep coming up with new and interesting ways of twisting the D&B sound and we were lucky enough to have a small Felix K project, Flowers of Destruction, come out towards the end of 2013 to take his particular sound deeper that it has ever gone before.

Thanks to everyone who listened during 2013 and here’s hoping this year is even better than the last. Happy New Year.

Fathoms – 1.5hrs of Deep Drum & Bass

Overlook – Digital
House of Black Lanterns – Truth & Loss (Fracture’s Astrophonica Remix)
SpectraSoul – SOUR (Rockwell Remix)
Defo – Culture
Fracture feat. Dawn Day Night – Sick Wid It
Amoss – Bumbaclart
Felix K – Flowers of Destruction #4
Derrick & Tonika – Trentino
Felix K – Flowers of Destruction #2
dBridge – Not Known
Breach – Jack (Calibre Remix)
Stray – LA Zoom
Felix K – Flowers of Destruction #3
Felix K – Flowers of Destruction #6
Foreign Concept – Solid State Dreams
System – Sound Man
Machinedrum – Eysdontlie
dBridge & Skeptical – Move Way
dBridge – Death of a Machine Drum
Om Unit – Grey Skies Over Chicago
Skyweep – Never Surrender
Friske – Venture
Lung – Too Cold to Start a Fire
Gridlock – Westbank
Machinedrum – Gunshotta
Frederic Robinson feat. Stray – Bloom
DJ Fresh vs. Diplo feat. Dominique Young Unique – Earthquake (Edit)

Where’s the new mixes?

Some of the more frequent visitors may have notice the mixes have dried up lately.

I haven’t given up on the blog.

I am currently waiting to be connected to the NBN (National Broadband Network) here in Oz. For some unexplained reason it now takes 3 months to be connected to the internet instead of a week due to the new fiber optic infrastructure.

A first world problem I know, but I promise I’ll be back bigger and better in the new year with more mixes and an improvement in the provision of D&B and Bass Music related news and free tunes.

In the meantime you can find my some recent Down Low Sessions at pfradio.com under my Low Profile alias.

Hold tight and have a Merry Christmas.

Begin Again – Ear & Drum Session 90

So I slammed this mix together real quick. One of those rapid fire, don’t think too hard about it mash ups that just worked. Except for the last track which I don’t think quite fits and I don’t really like that much. How did it even end up in my crate?

Anyway, other than that I’m really happy with the result. Fast and heavy with loads of energy – if your looking for a work out mix is a good one to load up on the MP3 player.

Begin Again – 1hr+ of Heavy Minimal D&B

Seathasky & Nelver – Contact
Dose – What Lies Within
House of Black Laterns – Truth & Loss (Fractures Astrophonica Remix)
Lenzman – Empty Promise
Defo – Culture
dBridge & Skeptikal – Move Way
Calibre – Start Again feat. Chimpo
Actraiser – Tomahawk
Paramount – Hustler
Caravar & Clock – Miskatonik
The Insiders – Meltdown feat. Ayah
Mineral – Living The Dream (ESC & Subsense Remix)
Paperclip – Double Domination
Soulware – Images (ISM Remix)
Actraiser – Take You There
Arp XP – My Place
Emufucka – Urza’s Rage
Soul Intent – Some With Me
Paperclip – Structure 15
Out of Fuel – Sneaky
Organikismness – Dark Times (ISM Remix)
Marcus Intalex
T-Power & John Rolodex – That Jungle Vibe feat. Khadija

Change – Ear & Drum Session 89

D&B has been changing of late and it seems everyone is getting excited about half-beat and bass style tracks that sit at the 160-170bpm mark. It’s giving the DJs more flexibility to try out some different sounds and it’s made the music a lot more exciting.

This mix has some liquid & D&B tracks in there, but there is also some Flume and Daft Punk thrown in for good measure as well as some half-beat style tracks thanks to Alix Perez and Etherwood. It’s D&B, but not as we know it and that can only be a good thing.

Change – 1hr of Weird Bits and Pieces that Mix with D&B

Flume – Change
Daft Punk – Doin’ it Right
ASC – Sympathy (Mike Slott’s Remix)
Flume – On Top feat. T-Shirt
Emperor – She Said
LSB – The Hurting
Karma – Lil Ghetto Boy (Alexus Remix)
Alix Perez – We Could Have Been feat. D.Albo
Mineral – Living The Dream (ESC & Substance Remix)
Calibre – Close To me
Actraiser – Sky Islands
Alix Perez feat. Two Inch Punch – Broken Heart
Etherwood – Unfolding
Flume – Sleepless feat. Jazzabell Doran
Paramount & Patricia Edwards – Angels
Keeno & Whiney – Isokime
Hybrid Minds – Why (Fourward Remix)
Command Strange – Away From the Sun
Mage – Game of Light & Paints
Nookie – The Eclipse (Furney Remix)
Lenzman – Broken Dreams (Makoto Remix)

Low Profile – The Down Low Sessions: 005 + 006 + 007

Been sleeping on uploading my Down Low Sessions side project for Phuture Frequency Radio, so this is a catch up for May, June and July. If you’re a Bass Music lover this lot will keep you rolling strong. Number 008 it is up on the PF Radio site right now. Subscribe to the podcast if you want The Down Low Sessions fresh off the decks as they happen each month.

Sessions 005 has a good selection of deep Bass tracks going on and, while it is laid back, it packs enough punch to keep you nodding. Sessions 006 and 007 are more floor orientated with a good dose of Trap and Techno going on. Definitely good drive by themes if your planning on working the bass cones while creeping the streets in your jeep.

Down Low Session: 005

Eveson – Embrace (Eastwood Flex 140 Reprise)
DJ Madd – Swinger
Biceo – You
Throwing Snow – Sanctum
Dfrnt – Tripped (Synkro Remix)
Judahh – Dubwize
Talki & Nulight – Culture Riddem
Damien Schneider – Female (JKenzo Remix)
Biome – Spawned
Bulb – Can’t Get Enough
Flame & B Cloud – Blue Lines (B Cloud Remix)
Comma – Vacancy
Overlook – Dialogue
Addison Groove – This Is It
Rockwell feat. Kito & Sam Frank – Childhood Memories (Teeth Remix)
XI – Light FM

Down Low Session: 006

DJ Kose – Track ID Anyone? (feat. Caribou)
Synkro – To Be
DJ Kose – Amygdala (feat. Milosh)
Bonobo – Kiara (Cosmin TRG Remix)
DJ Kose – La Duquesa
XI – Villian
Function – Voiceprint
Blond:ish, Balcazar & Sordo – Island Eyes (feat. Bastard Love)
Lucy & Silent Servant – Victors Heaven
Above & Beyond (feat Zoe Johnston) – Love is Not Enough (Synkro Remix)
Synkro – Disappear
DJ Kose – Nices Wölkchen (feat. Apparat)
Dusky – What I Ever Knew
Actraiser – Breath of Fire
ASC – Release
Function – Against the Wall
Ruxpin – Now I Turn To You

Down Low Session: 007

FaltyDL – Uncea
Dauwd – Heat Division
Jake Wiltshire – It’s Alright
Bonobo – Cirrus
Jamie XX – Far Nearer
Makoto – Summer Nights
Kill Frenzy & Nick Monaco – Black Girls White Girls
Dave Spoon & DJ Zinc – Ghost Train (Lee Mortimer Remix)
Boddika – Beats Me
Tadeo – Vortex
Moby – Lie Down In Darkness (Clouds Remix)
Oliver Lieb – Rack to the Boots
Booka Shade – Numbers
Dusky – Nobody Else
Netsky – We Can Only Live Today (Puppy) (feat. Billie) (Modek Remix)
El_Txef_A – in
Adam F – Mother Earth
Tome Taylor – Twilight
Nuage – Aeroplanes

Horizontal – Ear & Drum Session 88

It’s been a while since I’ve used the term ‘atmospheric’ to describe a set. But with Good Looking Records on the come-back trail and quite a few liquid producers exploring the atmospheric side of things for summer I thought the time was right. These are proper vibes, with that UK summer sound that always makes me smile.

Horizontal – 1hr+ of Atmospheric D&B

Technimatic – Sheltered Storm
Malaky – Express Your Self
Nuage – Fair Questions
Total Science Feat. Riya – Cold Blood
Hybrid Minds – Meant to Be
Command Strange & Malaky – Regrets
Stereotype – Elephant Shoes
ST Files & Response
Technimatic – Mirror Image
LTJ Bukem – Atlantis (Marky & S.P.Y Rework)
PFM – This Must Be Love
Tokyo Prose & Phil Tangent – Parity (Klute Remix)
Actraiser – Resurrection
MC Fats, HLZ & Chef – True Born Souljah
S.P.Y – What the Future Holds
SJ Marky & S.P.Y – Yellow Shoes (Calibre Remix)
soulTec – I Hear You Knocking
Nymfo – Suddenly
Command Strange & Intelligent Manners – Right Here, Right Now
Actraiser – Haunted Vessel

Below Me – Ear & Drum Session 87

Back to the deep end with this mix with some old classics thrown in for good measure, like Rockwell’s smasher from last year ’4U’ and a Sade meets Dillinja mix using LSB’s bootleg of ‘Ordinary Love’ and Capone’s bass terror classic ‘Tudor Rose’.

There’s lots of new stuff going on too with Seba’s new LP getting a rinsing on ‘What’s Your Fantasy’ and the mighty ‘Balance of Power’, plus load of new tracks from Om Unit and Furi Anga to name just a few.

I guess the biggest change on this mix is the equipment it was mixed on. Adding to Serato and my 1200s I now have a digital mixing set up that allows me to add a few extra tricks to the mixing arsenal. Tell me if you can hear the difference.

Below Me – 1+hr of Deep D&B

Reso – Simple Pleassures (Om Unit Remix)
Bungle – Aura
Frederic Robinson – Mood Swings
Rockwell – 4U
Seba – What’s Your Fantasy
Genotype – A Few Too Many
Om Unit – Ulysses
Flosstradamus – Rollup (Bauer Remix)
Furi Anga – The Day My Unicorn Died
Furi Anga – Anerio
Om Unit – Dark Sunrise (feat. Tamara Blessa)
DuoScience – Sanai
Distal – Nose Handy
Dub Phizix & Skittles – I’m a Creator
Physical Illusion & Kryptomedic – We Feeling What We Doing
Furi Anga – Zero Charisma
Sade – No Ordinary Love (LSB Bootleg)
Capone – Tudor Rose
Photek – Shape Charge
Seba – Balance Of Power