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The Down Low: Session 038

I don’t exactly know what category these tunes fall into other than amazing. They sound a little like house, but there are broken beats in there, and all I do know is that this is my favourite Down Low Session in quite some time.

Tunes to keep an ear out for are Sepalcure’s amazing Warning, which I’m putting up as the best way to start a set I’ve heard all year. Then there’s Stanton Warriors & Tony Quattro – Get Low (Infrakt Remix) which is pure breakbeat funk and has a vocal hook that gets stuck in your head for day. You have been warned. Last, but by no means least, is Calibre’s – Grow which is my favourite house track of the year by miles and also the name of Calibre’s new LP. If you haven’t heard it, get on it.

If you are anything like me, you’ll have this on rotation for quite some time so enjoy. 🙂

Down Low 038 – 1hr of House & Bass

Sepalcure – The Warning
DJ Marky – Bella Drie (Nytron Power Remix)
Danv – Get Up Man
ASC – Soma
Stanton Warriors & Tony Quattro – Get Low (Infrakt Remix)
Tazer x Tink – Wet Dollars
Bonobo – Kerala
Todd Terje – Jungelknugen (Four Tet Remix)
Dirty South – I Swear (feat. ANIMA!)
Gustavo Koch – Animol
Tube & Berger – When They Come
Calibre – Grow
Kolsch – Grey
Aerosol – Isla Blanca (LTN Remix)
Ehterwood – Souvenirs (Friend Within Remix)

The Down Low: Session 037

I’m still convinced that when D&B producers step away from 172bpm music they end up making better house, techno and bass music than most the producers dedicated to those genres. There is something about taking those technical skills honed at higher BPMs and turning them to slower electronic music that just works. As proof check this mix out.

Fanu, Bop, Nuage, Om Unit & Commix are all originally D&B producers who are now experimenting with lower BPMs and making some amazing music. There are of course some old favourites in here too such as Groove Armada, Tipper and James ‘where you get that voice?’ Blake.

This one starts out all hard and gnarly, but winds down and chills out the further it goes along. Enjoy what lays Down Low.

Down Low: Session 37 – 1hr of Bass

Two Fingers – Traces
Ital Ink – Vector
Moresounds – Sound Bizness
Fanu x Coleco – Inward Tripper
Dany Scrilla – Rigel7
Groove Armada – Inside My Mind (Blue Skies)
James Blake – Retrograde
Ticklish – Sum 1 Like U
Tipper – Ambergris
Bop – Fragments
Nuage – Secret Jungle
Om Unit – Fuzzd An Soup
DJ Rashad, Machinedrum & Nick Hook – Understand
Funkfood Records – Lonesome City Cowboy (Remix)
Pete Satürn – Loophole #1 (Titan)
Commix – Behold

The Down Low: Session 036

I did this mix back in 2009 as a Christmas gift to all my friends in the UK and had completely forgotten about it until I stumbled over it last week. The idea was to mash up old and new tracks that shouldn’t go together.

Hence you have little pearls such as Missy Elliot – Best Best (Two Fingers Remix) and
2 Bad Mice – Drum Trip II or Santogold – Unstoppable into the rave classic Skanna – Heaven. In fact rave features pretty heavily at the front end of this mix with some absolute classics and lesser known tracks from back in the day. Who remembers The Prodigy – Claustrophobic Sting? No one that’s who, but just like every track on here it is a belter.

So enjoy a stroll through my eclectic memory lane and have a good weekend.

The Down Low 036 – 1hr Mash Up of Old and New School

Bass Boy & Techmaster P.E.B. – Activated
Blame – Music Take You
Soul Delay – My Shadow (138 Remix)
Missy Elliot – Best Best (Two Fingers Remix)
2 Bad Mice – Drum Trip II
Kaotic Chemistry – Illegal Subs
Tipper – Disolve (In)
Santogold – Unstoppable
Skanna – Heaven
Exile – Merlin
The Prodigy – Claustrophobic Sting
Universal Love – Deeply
Shapeshifter – Summer Haze
D-Bridge – Wonder Where
Ruxpin – Now I Turn To You
Panda – Leaving Amsterdam
Shapeshifter – The Ride

The Down Low: Session 035

Hard to believe house is over 30 years old, but the Chicago sound from the 80s that kicked off the electronic dance music revolution is still as exciting as ever. The great thing about house is you can have it on in the background as a soundtrack or jack the volume if you want to get down.

Kick off your weekend with a selection of new thumpers like Skream’s – Munk and Lane 8’s – Undercover mixed in with some stone cold classics like Rae’s – Hide U, Ross Evan’s – Everybody and Sandy Rivera’s – Come Into My Room.

Down Low: Session 035 – 1hr+ of Deep House vibes

Bob Sinclair – Save Our Soul (BT’s Re-edit)
Dennis Ferrer – Hey Hey (DF’s Attention Vocal Mix)
Sandy Rivera – Come Into My Room (Feat. LT Brown)
Ross Evans – Everybody
Skream – Munk
Rocondite – Levo (Club Edit)
Sugar Hill & Wasabi – It’s On You (Ganzfied Effect Mix)
Luxury – Pick You Up
Kokiri – Retrospect (12 Inch Remix)
2020 Soundsystem – No Order (Ralph Lawson & Rui-z Remix)
Dusky – Yoohoo
Lane 8 feat. Matthew Dear – Undercover
Purple Disco Machine – Where We Belong
Max Freegrant – Heisenberg
Fritz Lalkbrenner – Don’t You Say
Fritz Lalkbrenner – Centre to Centre
Intruder – Amame (Feat. Jei & Lang Ass Mix)
Rae – Hide U (feat. LT Brown & Sandy Rivera)
Blood Groove & Kicks – Free Like a Bird

The Down Low: Session 034

Chilled out bass, techno and house are the order of the day with this downtempo mix.

A few personal highlights – Rainforest’s sublime Between Us, Lane 8’s The Great Divide with Are Scott on sultry vocals and the throw your hands in the air fun of Purple Disco Machine’s Where We Belong. But if I had to be honest, every tune is in here on their own merits and they are all great. 🙂

Download, lie down and unwind. Rewind.

The Down Low: Session 034 – 1hr+ of Downtempo Beats

Cern – What We Bring Upon Ourselves
Calibre – Sand Promise
Pete Saturn – Loophole #2 (Rhea)
Rainforest – Between Us
Pageant – Slow
Thriftworks – Scene Unseen feat. Rusitx
Joe Seven – Endings
Lane 8 – Cosi
Instra:Mental – Waterfalls
Jasper Byrne – Decade Dance
Jasper Byrne – Kill Streak
Purple Disco Machine – No Lips
Lane 8 feat. Are Scott – The Great Divide
Bicep – Just
Terranova – Tell Me Why (feat. Stereo MCs)
Naibu – 5 Pieces (feat. Makoto)
Lane 8 feat. Matthew Dear – Undercover
Purple Disco Machine – Where We Belong
Andhim – Horse Society
Dave DK – Nueva Cancion
Erkka – Talk to the Hand
Calibre – Limbo

The Down Low: Session 033

It’s time to get your float on once again with the first Down Low of 2017.

Kicking things off with Danny Scrilla (The Lady Killah) & Epoch’s – Geometry we have all sorts in here from jungle, house, techno, breaks and more. If I had to say there was a theme it would have to be the dubbed out nature of most of the music.

Kick back, relax and enjoy some fresh tunes.

The Down Low: Session 033 – 1hr of Downtempo Beats

Danny Scrilla & Epoch – Geometry
DFRNT – Tripped (Ital Tek Remix)
Biome – Turn
Effluent – Cosmic Network
Gundam – 25 Reasons
Myth – Dizzy
Nomine – Nomine’s Heartbeat
Synkro – Lost 4 Words
Synkro – Everybody Knows
James Blake – Limit to Your Love
Chad Dubs – Formations
Gundam – Call U Back
Leftfield – Storms End
FaltyDL – Brazil (Maddslinky Remix)
Hoodboi – Palm Reader
Hoodboi – Shallow
Hoodboi – Dusk (Prologue)
Spacedrome – 3am
Gundam – Pool Girls
The M Machine – Shadow In The Rose Garden (Matt Lange Remix)
Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank)

The Down Low: Session 32

It’s been the longest time since I’ve flexed my bass music chops, so as comeback I’ve put together something a little special. These are some of my all time bass, hip-hop and house favourites with a little Beebs thrown in for good measure.

I know, I know, if you had told me I would like a Justin Bieber tune I would have punched you in the face. But hey, 2016 has been a weird a year and if anyone can make Beebs sound it’s Diplo.

I can with certainty say this will be my last Down Low Session for the year, so enjoy it and I hope you keep listing in 2017.

1hr of Bass, Hip-Hop & Heavy House

Urban Trip – Sept
Dustmite & Kuru – Kare
DFRNT – Tripped (Synkro Remix)
Kromostar & Jay 5ive – Try Harder
Scribe – Not Many
Scribe – Not Many (The Remix)
Clubroot – Whistles & Horns
Photek & Kuru – Fountainhead (DJ Kicks Remix)
Clubroot – Orbiting
Sepalcure – Taking You Back
Trashbat – Takaramachi
Vital & Hubb – The Art of Alone (Cross the Out Remix)
Irregular Expression – Shoshin
London Grammar – Strong
Spacedrome – 3am
Photek – Totem
Skillex & Diplo – Where Are Ü Now (feat. Beebs)
Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank)
Actraiser – Solstice

Sebatical – Ear & Drum Session 118

Sebastian Ahrenberg AKA Seba first came to prominence on LTJ Bukem’s Good Looking label during the 90s. His deep atmospheric sound is unmistakably his own, and for me he is one of D&Bs great unsung heroes. Whether by himself, or teaming up with other technical producers like Paradox or Krazy, Seba has produced a back catalogue most producers simply can’t touch.

I haven’t done an all artist mix for the longest time, but if anyone is going to pull me back into playing a single producer’s work it is Seba. So deep, melodic and hypnotizing – his sound blends so effortlessly that it is a sheer joy to mix.

If you are fan of Seba’s work you’ll love this and if you are new to him, boy are you in for a treat. Enjoy.

Sebatical – 1.5hrs of Seba

Seba – Blaze and Fade Out
Seba – Keep Me Waiting
Seba & Paradox – Move On
Seba – Distance
Seba – Vanity
Seba – What’s You Fantasy
Seba – Nostalgia
Seba & Paradox – Last Goodbye
Seba – Shades of Me & You
Seba – Never Let You Go (Blu Mar Ten Remix)
Seba – Nightrider
Seba – Can’t Describe
Seba – Dangerous Days
Seba – Inside Yourself
Seba – Nothing Can Replace
Seba & Paradox – The Light
Seba – Steel
Seba – Piemo for B
Seba – Blanace of Power
Seba & Krazy – Finola
Seba & Paradox – Because

The Down Low Sessions: 031

90 isn’t a beats per minute range I play in very often.

In fact it took me three years to find enough 90bpm tracks I liked to put into a single set. The bad news is it might be three years before I do something like this again. The good news, every tune in here is an absolute winner.

We’ve got downbeat, techno, hip-hop and electronica all on a chilled out tip and lightly blended. Perfect for a Sunday morning or as wash up music, as Armistead Maupin would have called it.

Relax, you’re in good hands.

The Down Low Sessions: 31 – 1hr of 90bpm Chill

Submotion Orchestra – All Night
Submerse – Thinking About You
José Raúl – Cala Den Sara
Slacker – A Million Dreams
Slam – Irritant
Brat Leeks – Domine
Jack Sparrow – The Chase (VIP)
Reamz – Modulus (D Operation Drop Remix)
Aquarius – Clue To A Mystery
Afterlife – A Little Bit of Love
DistantStarr – A Little Starr
Kirsty MacColl – Walking Down Madison
Andrew Cash – The Sound of Eternity
Jasper Burn – Miami
Daft Punk – End of the Line (Photek Remix)
Row pieces – Just 4 Love feat. Kryptonic
Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra – Kiss the Sky

The Down Low: Sessions 28, 29 & 30

A fresh batch of Down Low Sessions for you focusing on the best of bass, house, techno and other beats related type tunes.

Session 28 is a house and techno expedition with a little bit of jungle towards the end. The cover picture sums up the vibe on this mix, full of 6am sunrise types tunes, this is the kind of mix perfect for getting home and seeing in the break of dawn.

If you prefer it deep, dark and moody then Session 29 will take you there. The first three tunes of this mix set the scene perfectly with drifting vocals and dark, low basslines. If you like the Cosmic Bridge labels 140bpm jungle sound then this will hit the spot. Other notables in here are Tipper and Atlantic Connection, who can never do wrong in my book.

Need some jeep beats to bump along to? Session 30 is a more upbeat take on the bass and house sound which will get you nodding and singing along in places. Special mention for Martin Solveig & GTA’s – Intoxicated which is a little more commercial than I’d normally go, but has become a guilty pleasure for me. It is just so damn funky and one of the best party tunes of the years for me.

A special shout out to Phuture Freq Radio, where these mixes were originally being played and hosted. After more than a decade of providing exceptional beats across the internet the site has finally closed it doors. I’ve been involved with Guy Andrew’s station since 2002 and I wish him all the best on his burgeoning production career and hope he gets a similar site up and running again soon so we can continue to bring the music to the masses. To Guy and PFRadio, Respect.

The Down Low: Session 28

De$ignated – Valentine (Applebottom Remix)
Pete Tong & John Monkman – The Bumps (Pleasurekraft Remix)
DVA – Walk it Out
Billion feat. Maxine Ashley – Special (CamelPhat Remix)
Funkystepz – Vice VErsa
Blackdown – Wicked Vibez (Horsepower OG Remix)
Eastern District – Eight Days
Kill Frenzy – So Fine
Rootkit feat. Danyka Nadeau – So Fine
Deep Lark – Give it Away (Aki Bergen Remix)
Rey Salinero – Lindo Cielo
16 Bit Lolitas – Deep In My Soul
Cooly G – Love Dub Refix
Barry Jamieson – Stars (Charlie May Black Hole Remix)
Dusky – Yahoo (Benton Remix)
Sam Paganini – Exit
Rainforest – Weatherswing
Kill Frenzy feat. Astrid – XXX

The Down Low: Session 29

Smoothiesforme – Will This Ever End (DFRNT Remix)
Everything But The Girl – Temperamental (Pull Timewarp Remix)
Ital Tek – Vector
Moresounds – Business
Scuba – Transience
Tipper – Ambergris
Ticklish – Sum 1 Like U
EAN – I Bus The Mic
Boxcutter – Active Transformation (Feat. Star Fu)
Om Unit & Moresounds – Nuff MUsic
Om Unit – The Crossing
Goldie – My Little India
Om Unit – March of the Cosmic Diasporia
Sinistarr – H3xx
Atlantic Connection – Ina Dem
Atlantic Connection – Geppetto Feat. Tunde Olaniran

The Down Low: Session 30

Chris Lake – Chest
George Fitzgerald – Knife to the Heart
Royal-T – Glacier
Digital – Mini Cooper
MOT3K – Fallout (Unsigned and Unmastered)
Above & Beyond & alex Vegas – All Over the World (Illyus & Berrientos Remix)
Clubroot – Whistles & Horns
George Fitzgerald – Call it Love (If You Want To)
Clubroot – Orbiting
Direct & Labisch – Make a Move (feat. Openwater)
Martin Solveig & GTA – Intoxicated
Scuba – PCP
Scuba – Why You Feel So Low
Beatind – Funky B (Soccao & Shake Sofa Remix)
Gazelle Twin – GUTS (Tom Demark Remix)
Make & Pasteman – Oh Baby
Maribor State – Got Me Down (Pale Remix)
Royal-T – Shotta (Instrumental)
Martin Solveig & GTA – Intoxicated