Auditory Spiral – Jungletrain Session 141

This was requested by Shawn and it has lead me on a merry dance trying to find it. Once again another mix that slipped through my archiving and had to be provided via the kindness of strangers (in this case Bunnies On Heroin) who thankfully had a copy on their MP3 player. Big ups to you for sorting it out.

This mix originally was a show case of fresh tunes from 2007 that I did for Jungletrain. Break, Nookie, Sigma, Hard Fi, Sonic, CLS, Metric, Dom & Roland AND Quadrant & Dstar all make an appearance in this deep and building ride that takes you from calm waters to the monsoon season in roughly an hour.

Auditory Spiral – A 1hr trip from the Train tracks

Break – Enigma
Zion Base – Snow Country
Nookie – Get Down
Autumn – Transmute
Duo Infernale – Underworld
Apex feat. Ayah- Space Between
Hard Fi – Hard to Beat (London Electricity RMX)
Bungle – You
Sonic – Electrosound
Kali – Tokyo
Sigma – All Blue
CLS – Their Names Were Trot and Melon
Bungle & Total Science – Snake Eyes
Metric – Through the Night
Quadrant & Dstar – Hell Can Wait (2006 RMX)
Dom & Roland – Can’t Punish Me RMX

Departure – Ear & Drum Session 19

Not my usual selection this time around as I head into the darker and harder territories. I even slip in a little dubstep at the end. There are some mighty big tunes in here though with Fresh’s Heavyweight, Commix & Rufige Kru’s Envious and Break’s Is This What You Want VIP setting the standard.

So turn on the sub, crank the volume and rinse out.

Departure – 1hr of upfront bitch slappers

D-Bridge – Memory Park
Alix Perez – Down the Line (Break Remix)
Dj Fresh – Heavyweight
Commix & Rufige Kru – Envious
Break – Is This What You Want VIP
Logistics – Warehouse
Operon – Electrons
Subwave – Dreamcatcher
Icicle – Frozen
Dom & Roland – Funkhunt
D Kay & Lee – The Greatest Thing
Rufige Kru – Shanghai Dub
DJ Fresh – Heavyweight (Benny Page Remix)
Printer Jam (Barbarix Remix)

Do MP3s Dream of Electric Bleep? – Jungletrain Session 173

This one is an oldy but a goody. Well, when I say old it is a bunch of tracks from 2008 which is ancient in D&B terms.

The vibe is strong in this one with a good up lifting feel but a firm dance floor bent. It’s got some of my favourites from last year including the touching (yes D&B can be touching) Bachelors of Science – Song for Lovers, the forgotten classic that is Shapeshifter’s – The Ride and the pure Amen devastation of Theory’s – Aurora Flash.

Do MP3s Dream of Electric Bleep – 1hr of the beautiful and bold from 2008

Do the Math – Aint No Home

Gex – My Sadness (Club Mix)

Dirrrty B – Push It Higher

Stunna & Amaning – Mutual Life

Zyz Ruffen & Jssa – Outtah Here

ICR – The Way It Goes

Bachelors of Science – Song for Lovers

Km & Paralyzah – Nega

Stunna & Amaning – Just a Dream

Blasta – Son of Love

Altair – Reminisce

Shapeshifter – The Ride

Solar Empire – Dynamics

Theory – Aurora Flash

Camoe – Morning Sun

Up Rising – Ear & Drum Session 18

A new mix this time based on the uplifting vibes of Summer. I know it has headed into Autumn in the Northern hemisphere, but I thought it couldn’t hurt to mix up a little reminder of what made the festival floors burn.

Hospital were obviously a HUGE part of Summer with Sick Music and Logistics new LP Crash, Bang, Wallop! hitting hard and heavy. But it seemed like everyone caught a dose of the fever with producers like Fresh and Jonny L also wading in with their take on the Summer warehouse sound. And of course regulars like Lenzman, Greenfly and Young Ax produced their normal high quality crowd pleasing choons.

If things are getting a little parky around your way, and you want to feel the sun one last time before Winter kicks in I suggest you get this on your iPod and take it for a spin. 😉

Up Rising – 1hr+ of uplifting tunes from the Summer of 2009

Luca – Screen I Motion
Young Ax – System of Survival
The Burbs – Organic
Greenfly – Monopoly
Lupe Fiasco – Paris Tokyo (DJ Clart D&B Remix)
Sigma – Paint it Black
Infectious – Capital Connections
Crystal Clear & Netsky – King of Stars
Calibre – Ringtone
Logistics – Warehouse
Operon – Electrons
Metrik – Anthem 09
Lenzman – Sugar Hill
Logistics – Eastern Promise
Logistics – Murderation
London Elektricity – Just one Second (Apex Remix)
Bcee – Glitterballs (Redeyes & Lenzman Remix)
Logistics – Transporter
Jonny L – Microdaze
DJ Fresh – Fantasia (Liquid Mix)

A Certain Sound – Ear & Drum Session 17

1998 was a pivotal year for drum & bass. Certain sounds like Tech Step and Jump Up were on the rise and other like the Intelligent and Rave/Hardcore sounds were dying out. What it did mean was that there were all sorts of experimentation taking place and some amazing tracks coming out.

In this mix I cross all sorts of genres from Jump Up & Tech Step through to early Neuro and Drum Funk and everything inbetween. Some of the tunes were big smashers back in the day, whilst others are hidden gems that time seems to have forgot.

But if you were around back in 1998, then this should make the memories come flooding back and put a smile on your face. And as always it is best played LOUD!

A Certain Sound – 1.5hrs of big bass from 1998

Exocet – Demon Seed
Ray Keith – D4 Toxic Waste (Elementz Of Noize Remix)
UTI – I’m Finished
Adam F – Brand Nu Funk
Test – Fluid
Paradox – Some Kind of Illusion
Kraken – Warped
Fortran – The End Part II
Photek – UFO (J Majik Remix)
T-Power – 33rd Parallel
Paradox – A Certain Sound
Gang Related & Mask – Dictation (Michael Caine Remix)’
DJ Zinc feat MC GQ – Bring the Danger
John B – Pressure
Ed Rush, Optical & Fierce – Cutslo (Lokuste Remix)
Pish Posh – Corrupt Cops
Jungle Bothers – Brain (Natural Born Chillers Remix)
Profound Noise – Soundscape (Remix)
Klute – In The Zone

Catching Up – Ear & Drum Session 16

I’ve been a little out of the game recently due to life getting in the way of music. So this mix is an attempt to catch up on the last couple of months in Drum & Bass.

June, July and August has seen some of the best tunes of the year coming out, plus some huge albums as well. Sick Music on Hospital, Memoirs of an Afterlife on Metalheadz and Ambassadors 4 on Santorin are all incredibly strong releases. Add to this the slew of quality 12″ releases and I had plenty to keep me to spinning for a couple of hours.

I’ve tried to get in a good variety of styles, and take it on a bit of a ride. So whether your are having Summer in the North or Winter in South, this should be a good sound track for the season.

Catching Up – 2hrs of New Tunes

Break – In Between
D-Bridge – Wonder Where
Lynx & Kemo – Tribes
Sh1 – Bangalore
Spectra Soul – Cherry Smoke
Alternative Vibes – Wavelength
Smote & Stunna feat. Submorphics – Sweet Passions
Danny Breaks – Volume 1 (Logistics Remix)
Rufige Kru – One More Time
Rufige Kru – Chances (Alex Perez and Sabre Remix)
London Electricity – Just One Second (Apex Remix)
Data – Delicate
Fanu – End of an Era
Simon V & Telmo A – The Rhythm Track
Madmen & Poets – Afraid of Jazz (Lenzman Remix)
Nu:Tone – Balaclava in my System
Luca – Screen I Motion
Rufige Kru – Sometime Sad Day
Young Ax – System of Survival
The Burbs – Organic
Nookie – Walking Away
Concept & Shnek – Burning Up Inside
Nookie – Mr Slippery
Sigma – Paint it Black
Crystal Clear & Netsky – King of Stars
Trei – Justify
Rufige Kru – Something About You (D-Bridge Remix)
Oak – Starbird

Step Tech – Jungletrain Session 136

Djork wanted me to put this old jungletrain set back up for the people. I couldn’t find it amongst my archives so big ups to Eric Digital who was able to point me towards a link from a German site that had a copy still up for download.

Deep, dark and brooding. That is the only way you can describe the Tech Step sound from 96-97. If you wanna know why Ed Rush and Trace are considered the legends they are today you gottah check out this set of pure 1996 Tech Step beats and bass. With support from Tonic AKA The Mac, Skyscraper and Dillinja this set goes to prove that tech step can be both beautiful & brutal all at the same time.

 

Step Tech – 1hr of deep Tech Step

Tonic – Delta
Ed Rush – Autumn RMX
Tonic – Outcast
Ed Rush – Check Me Out
Cybernet vs Genetix – Program 3
Tonic – Renegade
Ed Rush – The Force is Electric
Ed Rush – West Side Sax
Cybotron (feat Dillinja) – Threshold
Ed Rush – Gun Check
Sureshot – Mindscape Pt1
BLIM – Jeamland (DJ Trace’s Word)
DJ Trace – Mid Town Method
Skyscraper – The Difference

Fricken Genius – Jungletrain Session 127

Once upon a time a long time ago, producers didn’t just write choons that made you jump up and down. They also made tracks that took you on a journey, made your jaw drop and shit the bed all at once.

One such producer was T-Power, and this is his story.

 

Fricken Genius – 1hr of early T-Power classics.

T-Power – Indigo
T-Power – Liberation
T-Power – Octagon/Triangle
T-Power – Mutant Jazz
T-Power – Circle
T-Power – Turquoise
T-Power – The Elemental (Sociopathic Mix)
T-Power – Amber
T-Power – Square
T-Power – Prospect for Democracy
T-Power – Symbiosis
T-Power – Bionic Chronic

That’s Not Drum & Bass – Jungletrain Session 91

I played this set a few years back as a radio broadcast and had a few people quiz me as to whether this was ‘really’ drum & bass or not. I was surprised at the time because I’d always considered this stuff drum & bass. I’d never really thought too much about where the boundaries blur between half beat, ambient works and abstract drum & bass.

So, just a heads up this isn’t your typical drum & bass set. However, that’s no bad thing when it comes to keeping the music challenging and interesting. If you like standard boom tick boom tick drum & bass then I definitely recommend you have a listen to this just for a refreshing change…

…who knows you might even like it. 😉

 
That’s Not Drum & Bass – 2hrs of ambience, half beat, twisted breaks and abstract D&B

T-Power – Trapezium, Octogon & Triangle
Kid Loops – Liquid Overtow
Spring Heel Jack – 1.60 Seconds Dub
Polar – Innocent
Graphic – 1000
Klute – Lost
Blue – Do You Voodoo?
T-Power – Mutant Jazz
Pressure Drop – Legacy (Paul Daley RMX)
Reel Time – Mine
T-Power – Silver
Rock & Roll – Higher Octave
Banaczech – Ipcress File
2 Player – Extreme Possibilities (Wagon Christ Mix)
Seba – Piemo for B
Lexis – Hypnotise (Autechre RMX)
Exile – Sliiime
Rob & Goldie – Shadow (Process Mix)
DJ Hype – Help Me
Exile – Big Bad Purple Bad Boy
Klute – Jam Tha Box
Hype – Dead A’s
Exile – Muggs Daddo Moth and an Open Mike
Exile – Sure You Did
Exile – Merlin
Amen Andrews – Blomen

Sup? – Ear & Drum Session 15

Back onto the new tunes for June 2009 in this mix. We kick off with some tracks from the highly under-rated Future Thinkin’ label, and then get into some Alaska & Paradox from their new LP ‘Isolationist’. Rufige Kru’s – Memoirs Of An Afterlife EP gets a nod, as does Paradox’s – The Age Of Outsiders Vol.2 and Helsinki Sunshine, the new LP on Peshay’s Pivotal Entertainment label. We even get into some heavier territory thanks to Break’s – Traits remix and Spor’s nasty rework of Two Finger’s – That Girl.

There is a whole heap more than just what is mentioned above, so if you want to hear something new and different I suggest you shove this into your ear hole.
 

Sup? – 1hr+ of new beats and bass lines

Escher – Slice
Am De Sa – Beyond the Saurian
Alaska & Paradox – Zion
Geln E Ston – Equinox
Am De Sa – Aaj Mera Jee Karda
Rufige Kru – Sometime Sad Day
Solar – Exploration
Instra:Mental – Photograph
Contour – Helsinki Sunshine
ASC – Stardust
Draft – Life Cycle
Break – Traits (Remix)
Two Fingers Feat. Sway – That Girl (Spor Remix)
Alaska & Paradox – Mauja
Lenzman – Bright Lights
Paul SG & Eros – Midnight Rain
Roni Size – It’s Jazzy (Nu:Tone Remix)
Calibre – The Blues
D-Fect – Contact
Break – Enigma (Calibre Remix)