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Call the Ambience 8: Anesthesia – Ear & Drum Session 112

Welcome to the eighth edition in the Call the Ambience series. Like those that came before, this is a more relaxed and ambient take on the D&B sound. Not quite float tank material, but if you think D&B is all bang and clang this will get you guessing again about your preconceptions.

In terms of artists featured, I recognise only a handful of the producers in here which is always exciting. New talent means a healthy music scene and hopefully there is a bunch of fresh talent for you to discover.

The flow of the mix is quite anesthetic as we start of with some solid, but laid back, D&B beats that give way to chilled out trip-hop type stuff combined with pure ambient soundscapes. And finally we slowly come back to consciousnesses by shifting into some deep minimal D&B towards the end.

This is perfect Sunday listening, so kick back, turn it up and drift off.

Call the Ambience 8: Anesthesia – 1hr of Ambient D&B

Marso & Gala – Promise
Electrosoul System – Traffic
Silence Groove – Cue
Fanu – Dreamer’s Union
DYL & Blanca – Aft
Asa & Culprate – Heartbeat (Steelan Remix)
Hidden Turn – Dream of Tron
Synkro – Contact
Everything but the Girl – Mirrorball (DJ Jazzy Jeff Sole Full Remix)
George Fitzgerald – About Time (feat. Boxed In)
Instra:Mental & dBridge – White Snares
Remeses B – Arise
Om Unit – Layers
Etherwood – Under the Surface (feat. Ginny Ferraro)
Sinker – Falling
Dan Stezo – Psychonaut (Redeyes 1999 Mix)
Ill K – Windspiel
Acid Lab – Drown
Broken Promise – Catapult (feat. Chet Matuto)

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)

Sub Sampling – Ear & Drum Session 77

Hitting the deeper and darker spectrum of D&B again this time around. There is some really great deep darkness about at the moment if you know where to look. Shogun Audio and Med School are obvious trail blazers, but some of the smaller labels such as Ingredients, Critical Music & Vibration Records are also punching way above their weight with the help of production talent such as Krakota, Enei, Kasra and Alcrani.

The great thing about this sound at the moment is it’s ability to keep a moody streak whilst still being diverse in terms of influence. Some tracks come at things from a minimal perspective, others melodic and others still with the stripped back half-step MC driven sound but all sound like they were made for each other and make for good fun when it comes to making up a track selection.

Sub Sampling – 1+hrs of Deep and Dark D&B Vibes

SpectraSoul – Coals
Alcrani – Inversion of Control
Krakota – Tunnle Vision
Utah Jazz – Crossing Frontiers
June Miller – Isis (Silent Dust Remix)
Joe Syntax – Bassline Sinker
ASC – Glass Walls
Scott Allen & Deeper Connection – The Need In Me
Silence Groove – Carried By Clouds
Flame – Tragic Kingdom
Craggz & Parallel – Hurt You
Able Danger – Asteria
Kasra & Enei – So Real
Joe Syntax – Pull It
Utah Jazz – Slice of Nature
SpectraSoul – Light in the Dark
Enei & MC DRS – Obsession (Foreign Concept Remix)
SpectraSoul – Shackles
Bass’Flo – Poseidon (Physical Illusion Remix)
Rudimental – Feel the Love (Fred V & Grafix Remix)
Technicolour – We Were Always One

Call the Ambience – Ear & Drum Session 53

Ambient D&B has come a long way in the past few years. Helped by it’s close neighbour Minimal, the deeper ambient sounds have come out from being hidden on the second CD of albums and the B-sides of records to being almost a genre within it’s own right. There are now labels devoted to this style of D&B and producers such as June Miller and Bop are getting the props they rightly deserve for writing beautiful but downbeat tunes.

This is a selection of the deepest most chilled tracks I could find in my collection. No dance floor frenzy with this one, just kick back and close your eyes as the music floats you away to another time and space.

Call the Ambience – 1hr+ of Ambient Drum & Bass from 2011

Amit – Dream Sequence
June Miller – Cave In
B Cloud – Flying in a Dream
Marc Atmost – Disappear
Kogyo – Time
Synkro – Open Arms
Subwave & Stop Thinking – Plastic Heart
Scuba – In_2
Amit – Lullaby For Yerma (feat. Rani)
Oleg Sirenko – Drops
SooSLiX – When the Ocean Sleeps
Bop – The Amazing Adventures of One Curious Pixel
Viktor Gradov – The Space Wanderer
Bop – Extraterrestrial Creatures Are Stealing You From Me From The Bedroom (ft. Bev Lee Harling)
Metrik – Ocean Drive
Technicolour – Permafrost
Pag – North
Bop – Irreversible
Bop – My Heart Is In a Freezer
Project-Scorpion – In Depths of Ocean

Half Beaten – Phuturefreq Session 13

HELP!

I did this mix a looong time ago back in Jan 2005 and have since lost the track listing. It is a boomer and I listen to it fairly regularly, but I need your help to fill in the blanks in my in-complete tracklist.

It is mainly half-beat and dub paced electronica and I suspect a lot of the missing track are from Ninja Tunes. Stupidly, I do own all the tracks in this mix, but they are lost in my shelves and some of them are so tasty I have to know what they are called so I can resurrect them for future mixes.

If anyone can help then just post up a comment here and I’ll fill in the blanks as track information comes to hand. Thanks in advance.

 

Half Beaten – 2hrs of Half Beat and Dub style Drum & Bass

T-Power – Indigo
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The Fire This Time – At Least Native American Indians Know Exactly How they Have Been Ficked Around! (Mad Professor Original Mix)
Spring Heel Jack – 60 Seconds Dub
London Electricity – Round the Corner
T-Power & MK Ultra – Horny Mutant Jazz
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DJ Hype – Dead A’s
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Ming & FS – The Most Dangerous Drip (D&B Mix)
2 Player – Extreme Possibilities (Wagon Christ Mix)
DJ Hype – Help Me
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Busta Rhymes – Dangerous (Soul Society Remix)
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EZ Rollers – You’ll Never Know
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Banaczec – Ipcress File
PFM – For All of Us
Blame – The Phoenix
Reprazent – New Forms