All Klute and No Klute Makes Klute a Klutey Klute

Klute. Without a doubt one of my all time favourite producers. He can produce anything from 120bpm ambient pieces all the way through to a 180bpm dance floor tear outs. But no matter what style and sound, it always sounds quality and it always sounds like Klute.

Back in 2003 I did a mix called ‘All Klute and No Klute Make Klute a Klutey Klute’ which turned out to be my most downloaded set of all time. In 2007 I did a second part using a lot of the newer Klute tracks. I am waiting for a new album from the man before I put together part three.

But until that time, here is parts one & two for all those that asked.

PS. I have added an extra Klute mix to the bottom of the list. It is all those weird little bonus tracks you get on CDs that you don’t get on vinyl all mixed into an hour long set. Worth checking out if you are a Klute fan. ūüėČ

 

All Klute and No Klute Makes Klute a Klutey Klute – Part One

Song Seller
Take a Breath [snippet]
Galaxian
Candy Ass
Ether
Traffico
I Minder
Problem Reaction
Return Of Forever [Klute Remix] – High Contrast
Jam the Box
Revenge [Klute Remix] – Juju
Dawn of Reason
Ambient Hell
Glue Sniffer
Evo Sniffer
Take a Breath

 

All Klute and No Klute Makes Klute a Klutey Klute – Part Tute

Klute – Property is Theft
Klute – Never Never
Klute – Our Leader
Klute – We’re All Dying
Klute – Hell Hath No Fury
Klute – Don’t Want To Be Alone
Klute – The Struggle
Invincible – Mean Streets (Klute Remix)
Klute – Come Back To Me
Klute – Most People Are Dicks
Klute – 174 BPM
Klute – Rosemary
Klute – We Control The Vertical
Tactile – The Mist (Klute Remix)

The Bonus Mix

So it recently came to my attention that all the Klute LPs come with bonus tracks if you get the CD…

…having bought all the albums on vinyl I was missing over 50 tracks by the great man that I never even knew existed!

So a quick trip to Amazon and I sorted myself out with what has to be some of the best bonus material I’ve ever heard. A lot of the tracks were downbeat/breaks in nature, but there was enough D&B in amongst it for me to throw down an hours worth of deep and abstract Klutey goodness.

Everyone knows I am a complete Klute fanbwoy, and I know there are many others out there like me. So if you like what you hear in this mix, may I suggest you buy some of Klute’s albums on CD and suprise yourself, because this really is only scratching the surface.

 

Moments Lost – Klute Bonus Tracks Mix

Klute – No Return
Klute – Three Of Us
Klute – Second Skin
Klute – Never Ending
Klute – Losing You (with Calibre)
Klute – Acid Rain
Klute – Oshima
Klute – Escape Let Go
Klute – Flight 720
Klute – Arrival
Klute – Shirtless
Klute – Annihilation
Klute – 6 Days
Klute – Troiler
Klute – Why We Fight

Defunk – Ear & Drum Session 4

This is mix number 2 of 3 for the 2008 overviews.

This one concentrates mainly on the pumped up Liquid Funk sound of labels like Horizons, Westbay and Hospital. It’s has that liquid vibe, but with some serious dance floor pump behind it and when the bass fires up it means business.

Recommended playing volume: Max

 

Defunk – 2hrs of the chunky and the funky

Atlantic Connection – Interlude To LA
Altair – Collateral
SpectraSoul – Alibi
Jonny L – Oh Yeah
Makoto & T-Ak – Voyager
Bachelors of Science – Strings Track (Apex Remix)
Nu:Tone – Balaclava
Logistics – Slow Motion
London Elektricity – Southeastern Dream
Bachelors of Science – Song for Lovers
Tyler Srtaub – Walk With You
Mutt РEra’s
Equinox – Love They Brother (Breakage – Dub Thy Brother Remix)
Kahluah Funk feat. MC Chevy – Play It
R0b0t Redford & Micael Sauer – Missing Out
High Contrast – The Ghost of Jungles Past
Solar Empire – Dynamic
Blue Sonix feat. Michael Moult – Luv Me (Logistics Remix)
Mistabishi – She Lied
ICR – Overtime
Logistics – Intervention
Nu:Tone – System (Matrix & Futurebound Remix)
DJ Clart – Avenue
Nu:Tone feat. Brookes Brothers – Gold Rush
Nero feat. Alana – Solid Air
Influx UK РShow Em’ What You Got
Mistabishi – No Matter What
Shebuzz – In Infinity
Atlantic Connection – Outro to Paradise

Chillax ‚Äď Ear & Drum Session 3

It’s that time of year again when I hit the decks and try to knock up 6 hours worth of the best D&B tracks for that year. This is part 1 of 3 and comprises of the best 2 hours of the deeper and¬†chilled¬†side of D&B.

I figure a good many of us probably have sore heads today, so this will ease you into 2009.

 

Chillax – 2hrs of the deeply chilled

Altiar –¬†Reminisce
Calibre – Big Bang
Calibre – Shine
Sinistarr РHow We Do 
Sinistarr – Colli Park
Mutt – It’s Pouring Once Again
Dirrrty B – Let’s Make Some Love
Breakage – Cooper
Commix, Nu:Tone & Logistics РGhost Snare 
Kapsil – Numb
Naibu – It Took A Long Time
Calibre –¬†Overreaction
D-Bridge feat. Instrumental РBlush Response 
Commix – Bear Music
D-Bridge – The Question
Well Being – Smoke Signal
D-Bridge – Mr Malcontent
Naibu feat. Artic – Pacific
ST Files – Moods
Stunna & Amaning – Mutual Life
Rob Sparks – Wildlife
Redeyes – Blue Note
High Contrast – If We Ever
KM & Paralyzah – Nega
Adele – Home Town Glory (High Contrast Remix)
Prim8 – Karma
Bachelors of Science РHold On feat. Redeyes 
ICR – The Way it Goes
Utah Jazz – Atmosphere Intro

Good News – Jungletrain Session 184

This set goes back to May 2008 and was requested by Transient Energy who missed it the first time around.

So many good things going on in D&B at the moment…

Silbrfish, Naibu, LM1, Technicolour, Intersidereal, DJ Trax and Martsman are all proving that having a big name doesn’t have to hold you back when it comes to writing killer tracks.

This mix is for the studio heads just doing what they do.

 

Good News ‚ÄĘ‚ÄĘ 1hr of New Beats

Silberfish – Morning Dew
Naibu – Pacific
Zero Tolerance – Goes Around
ICR & SDD – Striction
Naibu – It Took a Long Time
LM1 – Ambient Traveler
Lenzman – Caught Up (Nu:Tone Remix)
Electrosoul System – Textures
Technicolour – Good News Green
Intersidereal – Disturbed Balance
ICR – Overtime
Martsman – Halow
DJ Trax – Be Moved
DJ Trax – Do You Hear This

Paper Suit – Jungletrain Session 157

Theorie pointed out that he listens to this set on the regular, so I’ve decided it is worth putting into the request category so others might do the same. It’s a good set if you have a rave sensibility.

Going back to the warehouse days with this mix…

…lots of current producers showing their roots, plus some classic producers who have fallen by the wayside.

I like this mix for many reasons. Firstly it takes me back to the days when I was fully gurning and burning it up on dance floors. Secondly I wasn’t mixing any of this stuff at the time so it’s great to rinse choons so familiar to me that I haven’t played before. And last, but not least it is all digital quality so the tracks sound as good as they can. No ropey worn out 3 a side vinyl here, just pure sound quality.

So this is for those that remember, or for those that want to get to know.

 

Paper Suit – 1hr of 93/94 Rave & Junglism

Acen – Trip To The Moon (Part 3 – Kaleidoscopiklimax Mix)
Skanna – Heaven
Flat 47 – Hideaway
Omni Trio – Mainline (Techno Mix)
Skanna – Nightstalker
Omni Trio – Renegade Snares?Foul Play Remix?
Tango & Ratty – Tales from the Darkside
Invisible Men – The Beginning
Q-Bass – Funky Hardcore (DJ Hype Remix)
DJ S.O.L.O. – Darkage
Rhythm for Reasons – Music In Search of Light
Roni Size – Music Box (Original)
DJ Krust – Burning
DJ Crystal – Warp Drive
Fusion – Love For The World Pt. II
Higher Sense – Higher Sense

Sofa Beats – Jungletrain Session 143

Sea Monkey strikes again dredging up this mix from 2007. This one is designed as an after-party mix to massage your mind. Follow the instructions and you’ll be fine.

So it’s 5am and you’ve all just got home.

You don’t even remember inviting half these people?!?

You don’t care though, because the weird guy has a cute sister.

Is she giving me the vibe?

You’re still slightly spangled, but because you’ve been banging it all night, anything too heavy is going to do your head in.

What you do?

1. Put the kettle on
2. Hit the lounge
3. Roll a phatty. (optional)
4. Play this mix
5. Talk crap till bed time

This one’s for those that chill like that.

 

Sofa Beats – 1hr of Beats for the Lounge

Alix Perez & Sabre – Old Flame
Mutt – Just A Kind Of
Implex – The Shape of Time
Calibre – Bullets
Alix Perez & Sabre – Solitary Native
Calibre – Got a Thing
Alaska – Born Again
Mutt – Hot Lick Squeeze
Logistics – City Life
Electrosoul System – Moving in Transit
Calibre – Late Night Squeeze
Mutt – Butterscotch
Saburuko – Stellar
Pentagon – Summer of 73

Sharp Fokuz – Jungletrain Session 134

A cheeky Sea Monkey reminded me that this set was a corker and well worth going in the request pile. It’s an all Fokuz Recordings showcase, so if you like their sound you’ll like this.

Fokuz have been coming on strong in the last 12 months to forge a sound that is both deep, melodic and firing. For me nothing sounds quite like this label and I’ve been itching to put together a mix of their sound for quite a while. With the release of their Treasures from the Deep LP the time is right to lay down a hours worth of pure melodic class.

Big ups to the Fokuz peeps for letting me mix this one up (yes I did ask permission) and big ups to all their artists for consistently putting out tracks I can’t resist buying on site. My only grumble is that I don’t have as much of their stuff as I’d like too.

If you know the label you’ll enjoy this, if you don’t know the label then now is a perfect opportunity to catch up on what you’ve been missing.

 

Sharp Fokuz – 1hr of beats from the deep

Implex – The Shape of Time
Unit One – Two Spirits
Spinor – Revenge
Bcee & Lomax – Letting Go
Icicle – That Tune
Aorta – Love, Hope & Future (Bcee & Lomax RMX)
Psidream – Inner Strength
Mathematics & FX 909 – How I Love You
Autumn & ICR – Yesterday
Greeley & Lomax – Can’t Wait 4U
Spinor – Deep Blue
Icicle – Can’t Be
Icicle – Magnetism
J Cut – The Beginning
Mathematics & FX 909 – How I Love You
Mav – God of Speed

Headz Up – Jungletrain Session 196

This is an old Jungletrain Session from Aug 2008 that focussed on the Metalheadz label. ‘Hotei’ from a basement somewhere has asked for a re-up.

This is mainly a tribute to Sine Tempus, the Goldie album engineered by Tech Itch three years ago that has only just recently seen the light of day. It seems to have created a bit of a love it or hate it reaction amongst the Headz fans. 

Personally, I love it, even though the album does sound like it was produced in 2005. It’s a bit rough and ready, but that is why I like it. No one is writing epic tracks like Let It Go at the moment, or heavy Sci-Fi beats like on Rhythm Killa.¬†

So with this is mind I went looking for some of the other hidden gems from the Metalheadz recent back catalogues and found some amazing music that I had pretty much over looked for other ‘bigger’ tracks at the time. A lot of these come from the under-rated Winter of Content and Headhunterz comps which came out around 2005-6. Artists like Break, Spirit, Physics, Blame and Commix all come at the Metalheadz sound from their own unique perspectives.¬†

 

Headz Up ‚ÄĘ‚ÄĘ 1hr of modern day Metalhead¬†

Goldie – Truez String
Goldie – Letting Go
Physics – Murder Dub
Commix – Emily’s Smile
Commix – Be True
Blame – Inside Heart
Commix – Broken Man
Goldie – Rhythm Killa
Break – Void Dweller
Sense – Sobotage
Goldie – Something About You
Spirit – Re-Dial
Goldie – Say You Love Me

Deeper Shades – New Years Eve 2007

This was a mix I put together on New Years Eve back in 2007. A guy called ‘Awesomeness’ has been in touch and wanted it uploaded again because it ‘put him in a nice place’. I can’t really argue with that, so here it is.

If your anything like me you’ve probabley had one shandy too many last night and might not be up for listening to a Drill-Core set just now. So with that in mind I’ve mixed up a selection of deeper beats from 2006 to give your mind a massage and to help you ease your way in 2007.

There is loads of sweet tracks from labels like Fokuz, Spearhead, Signature, Horizons, Creative Source, Artic Music and many more. Plus I’ve thrown in the the odd track with a darker edge to keep things interesting.

Anyway, have a listen and chill into 2007. Hope it’s a good one.

 

Deeper Shades – Deep Beats from 2006

Implex – The Shape of Time
Mutt – Just The Kind Of
Spinor – Revenge
Drifter – Leola
ST:Cal – Late Night Squeeze
Logistics – City Life
Subverse – Burn
Mutt – Hot Lick Squeeze
Psidream – Inner Strength
Autumn & ICR – Yesterday
Duo Infernale – Playing Games (Drifter RMX)
Alaska & Seba – Back From Eternity
Mutt – Come to Terms
Unknown Error – The Yearning
Submorphics & Duo Infernale – Stereo 72
Aorta – Love, Hope & Future (BCee & Lomax Remix)
Kubiks & Lomax – Making a Stand
David Carbone – Liquidiser
Basic Operations – Soul Hold
Le Funken – Stand Up (Makoto Remix)
Alaska – Born Again
Mutt – Dublites (D-Bridge Remix)
The Upbeats – Missing
Autumn – Its Always About The Girl (Lomax Remix)
Mathematics & Tactile – Espirit
Davide Carbone & Kubiks – Ready With This (Craggz & Parallel Forces Remix)
Kabuki – Speed Of Sound (Makoto Remix)
Jadan – Wasted (G Dub Remix)
Alaska – Ancestral
Blue Sonix – Luv Me (Logistics Remix)
Submorphics & Chino – Infused
Electro Soul System – No One Knows
Klute – We’re All Dying

Jungle Survival: Lesson 1 – Ear & Drum Session 2

I wasn’t mixing ragga jungle in 94, but we used to get sent these crazy mix tapes with the roughest sounding tracks. All angry and full of gunshot samples. The tracks mainly consisted of an Amen, a phat sub-bass and a yardie/rasta lyric. And to me and my mates it was the most exciting and hardcore sound in the world.

Finally I got to jam together all those tracks that I used to listen to back in the day and lay down a ragga jungle mix of my own. I’ve tried avoiding the really obvious tracks on this and sough out the more obscure artists. Although I haven’t neglected some of the massive classics from 1994 like Hitman (Dream Team Remix) and Sound Control.

Whether your are a hardcore ragga fan or you’re just jungle curioius this mix will sort you right out.

 

Jungle Survival: Lesson 1 – 1hr of 1994 Ragga Jungle

Flex & Fats – Somebody
Code 071 – A London Sumtin’ (Tek 9 Remix)
Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era – What The… (Remix)
Higher Sense – Higher Sense
Mc Olive’n Slam Collective – Heaven & Hell
DJ Nut Nut – Special Dedication (V.I.P. Mix)
Asend & Ultravibe – What Kind of World
Az One – Calling All The People (Remix)
Randal & Andy C – Sound Control
F.O.I. & David Thomas – Lend Me
Family of Intelligence – Unity feat. Simpleton (Remarc Remix)
Marvelous Caine – Hitman (Dream Team Remix)
Potential Bad Boy With MC Det – What’s Your Name
Smokey Joe – 4 Meg Soundboy
Remarc – Da Clash
SHY FX & Gunsmoke – Original Gansta
Gunsmoke & the Hempaholics – Court Case