Archive for the ‘ Chill Out ’ Category

Shadow Wax 8: 1997 Chilled Intelligence Part 1 – Ear & Drum Session 84

Back to the golden era of Drum & Bass with this tidy selection from the god father of D&B labels Moving Shadow. This rolls and flows majestically through intelligent amen driven beats and bass from start to finish.

Omni Trio, JMJ & Ritchie, Flytronix, EZ Rollers, Hoax – all the big names are in here and so are some of their biggest tunes. Anyone who can remember far back enough to when The Rhode Tune, Sanctuary and Free La Funk first hit will remember they changed everything.

If these tunes are new to you, you are in for a real treat. If you were luckily enough to be listening to drum & bass back in 97, enjoy this roll down memory lane.

Shadow Wax 8 – 1hr of 1997 Chilled Intelligence

Hoax – Temple Bell
Omni Trio – Sanctuary
Omni Trio – Sancturay (Funky Technicians Remix)
Essence of Aura – So This Is Love
Flytronix – The Rhode Tune
Dead Calm – Searchin’
EZ Rollers – Subtropic
JMJ & Ritchie – Free La Funk
Kudos – Soul Searching
Hoax – The More I See You
JMJ & Ritchie – Beyond Therapy
Mastermind – The Morning After
Hoax – Pipe Dreams (Flytronix Remix)
Hoax – The Mission

Call the Ambience 5: Deep Sedation – Ear & Drum Session 86

Bringing the ambient vibes back on this one. There are a few of the usual suspects in the form of ASC, Furi Anga & Synkro. But also a good crop of newer headz who are popping up regularly now with quality output such as Om Unit (killing it lately), Stray and Actraiser who has been pumping out awesome Bass Music tunes too. Hopefully this with fulfil those with a hankering for some float tank D&B and send you on a journey. Enjoy.

Call the Ambience 5: Deep Sedation – 1hr of Ambient D&B

ASC – Reality Check (Method One Remix)
Bungle – Aura
Nu:Logic – Escape Pod (Interlude)
Seba Feat. Robert Manos – Madness
Om Unit – Ulysses
Instra:mental & dBridge – White Snares
Synkro – Acceptance
Furi Anga – The Day My Unicorn Died
Ulrich Schnauss & ASC – 77
Stray – When It Rains
Furi Anga – DOwn Where the Whispers Scream
Biome – Coincidence
Furi Anga – Underwater Maze
Bachelors of Science – Upside Down
Actraiser – Star Chaser

Low Profile – Down Low Session: 004

Another Bass Music mix from the pfradio archives. Once again a lot of D&B artists flexing their slower BPM muscle such as Synkro, Actraiser, Unquote, Eveson and Rockwell. This one has a UK Garage and Dub flavour to it, so if you like hitting the dance floor with a blunt in your mouth you’ll love this one.

The Down Low Session: 004 – 1hr of Bass Music.

Synkro – Spirals
Skream – Copy Cat feat. Kelis
Loefah – Truly Dread
Synkro – Dub Specialist
Actraiser – Phantomile
Al-pha-X – Floating In My Time Machine
Davwuh – Kowloon Haze
Flame & B Cloud – Blue Lines (B Cloud Remix)
Jay 5ive & Kromester – Deepest Fears
KeOSz & Trilo – Last Hope
Unquote – Cold Tenderness
Eveson – Life in the Balance (140 Reprise)
Rockwell feat. Kito & Sam Frank – Childhood Memories (Teeth Remix)
Synkro – You Don’t Know
DJG – NYC
Fybe:One – Eyes Open

The Melt – The Melt Compilation Vol.1

Been absolutely ages since I’ve put up any news on here, let alone some free tracks, and I promise in the future I’ll try harder to seek out some good stuff for you guys. Like this compilation from The Melt! So basically I know nothing about this label or the artists other than it is wicked music well worth downloading, especially considering the asking price. I’ll leave it to the labels PR to do the talking…

Since our beginning, we’ve been consistently crossing paths with talented artists one way or another. Whether it was from them playing one of our shows, or us finding them on the web, we’ve found something we love about everyone on here. The Melt Compilation Vol. 1 is a collection of songs from these artists alongside all five of our residents who include Gossamer, Moiety, Snorlax, FuzZ, Kloud, and Djemba Djemba. The styles incorporated within the compilation span one too many sub-genres too mention. The release itself is a result of the growing community of talent that we find ourselves in each day. We’re grateful to be a part of such a progressive movement of artists who are paving new paths and we look forward to being here to watch the growth continue. Download/stream the entire compilation for free!

You can download The Melt Compilation Vol.1 from HERE.

Tracklist
01) Deebs – Alibi
02) C.Z. – Lovin Your Smile
03) Color Plus – Lower Level
04) Queen Leaf – Paraquiesce
05) RAJA – Arrowhead Moon Rind
06) Colta – Corduroy
07) Moiety – Motives
08) Wondr – Bolex
09) Gossamer – Griot
10) Munno – Playin You
11) Agendas – Swimming
12) Djemba Djemba – Stahp
13) Obey City – That Molly
14) FuzZ – Flowers
15) Taquwami – Hate Winter
16) Snorlax – Conga
17) Mohegan Son – Tomahawk
18) Kloud – Ceremonies
19) The Range – Sonica

Call the Ambience: Ward 1 – Ear & Drum Session 79

So this one goes out to my mate Dan who is recovering in Ward 1 after some heavy duty surgery. There’s all sorts of chilled out and floaty D&B running through this mix, and if you are a fan of ASC, Synkro, N4m3, etc then this should float your boat.

Dan you are an inspiration and I hope this helps get you back up and cooking.

Call the Ambience: Ward 1 – 1hr+ of Ambient D&B

Oscillist – Flourish
Command Strange – Love Beam
Tokyo Prose – Echos (Synkro Remix)
Oscillist – Thrown to the Wolves
Venture – Together We Fall
ASC – Scanners
N4m3 – Thirty Three Hapiness
Synkro – Dwelling
ASC – Locus Solus
Blu Mar Ten – Last Life in the Universe
Bulb feat. Tiiu
N4m3 – Empty Planet
N4m3 – Neat Hussar Seeking His Goose
Stray – Follow You Around
Roygreen & Protone – Concentration
S.P.Y – Bass Terror
Stickman – Pressure
Synkro – Progression
Plug – Flight 78

Shadow Wax 6: 1996 Chilled Intelligence Part 1 – Ear & Drum Session 72

The sixth installment in the retrospective Shadow Wax series looks at the chilled out vibes from 1996. No one could touch Moving Shadow during this era of sublime melodies and blissful beats. Artists like PFM, Flytronix, Wax Doctor, Dave Wallace, EZ Rollers and Unit 1 read like a who’s who of top Intelligent D&B producers.

For me these are some of the finest musical moments in Drum & Bass that still sound just as fresh today as when they were made. ’96 truly was a golden era for this sound, so if you like you beats chilled and smooth I suggest you kick back and enjoy the ride.

Shadow Wax 1996: Chilled Intelligence Part 1 – 1hr+ of Chilled out Moving Shadow

PFM – Cruising Detroit
Teqniq – Razzmatazz
Fytronix – The Rhode Tune
Mastermind – The Essence
Hoax – Meltdown
Essence of Aura – So This Is Love ’96
Neil Trix – Revolution
JMJ & Flytronix – Delusions
Wax Doctor – Cool Breeze
Unit 1 – Atlantic Drama
Dave Wallace – Flight
Dave Wallace – Waves
EZ Rollers – The Morning After
Hoax – Pipe Dreams
EZ Rollers – Vintage Moments
Vext – Visions

In A Round About Way – Ear & Drum Session 68

In a round about way this is a liquid mix. I say this because liquid seems to be morphing lately and is a hard genre to pin down these days. Originally melodic party music, liquid now encompasses a much wider range of directions then it used to. There’s the still the up for it dance tracks, but lately also a deeper and more mellow aspect that has drawn me back into a music I thought might have be in danger of becoming to formulaic for it’s own good. I’ve also noticed some tracks taking on a more live jazz based flavour, reminiscent of Reprazent’s classic Brown Paper Bag.

So in the spirit of diversity I’ve tried to cover a little bit of everything in this mix. It actually started out as a quick sound check on my new set up, which now includes an Allen & Heath mixer, until I got carried away and went into a full blown set. So let me know if you can tell a difference in sound quality. 😉

In A Round About Way – 1hr of Chilled & Melodic Vibes from 2012

Phat Playaz & LM1 – Colour Of Time
Centik & Grimm – Don’t Wanna Do This
Phat Playaz & PFM – Time of Our Life
Sapphire – Snowdrop
Roygreen & Protone – Danube
Phat Playaz & MJT – Want You
Oscallist – The Silver Lining
Queensway – Darlin
Override – Take Your Time
Sato – Barn (Break Remix)
Break – They’re Wrong
Command Strange – Everything
Static & Scott Allen – Eastern Horizon
Smooth – Shifting Sands feat. Shaz Sparks (Part 2)
Crimson, Nizzo & Promenade – Stay
Roygreen & Protone – Tartagura
Plug – A Quick Plug For A New Slot
Command Strange & Dynamic – The Beautiful Things
Brother – Riverbank

Call The Ambience Part 3 – Ear & Drum Session 65

Ambient D&B continues to go from strength to strength in 2012 with a few artists clearly leading the way. Obviously ASC and dBridge are doing some great things through the Exit label and June Miller continues to release consistently strong tunes. But Sam KDC and Skeptical are also proving to be ones to watch with their own take on the laid back sound.

The good news is that there are more ambient releases coming out that any other time in D&B’s history which can only be a good thing for the lovers of chilled beats.

Call The Ambience Part 3 – 1hr of Ambient D&B

Sam KDC – Everything You Touch
dBridge – City of Lonely Runways
Skeptical – These Words
Dominic Ridgway – Digital Funk
Asphonic – Forest Lullaby
Naibu – Come In Slow
June Miller – Tundra
Blue Motion – Blueberry’s in Autumn
ASC – Ubik
Data – Overflow
MC FLava & Blue Motion – Hide Me
ASC – 3rd Eye
Sam KDC – Dote (A Tribute to Nostalia)
ASC – Error Code

Call the Ambience, Again! – Ear & Drum Session 58

The last Call the Ambience set was such a pleasure to mix and got such a great response that I felt compelled to do another. I’ve road tested this one a train, a plane and a Balinese massage table and I can promise you it will relax you and take you to other places. Best listened to through the headphones for maximum effect.

Call the Ambience Again! – 1hr of Ambient Drum & Bass

Brookes Brothers – Outro
ASC – Citrus
Colla & Spar – U Know
Oak – Bedroom Community
Blue Motion – A Foggy Day
Blue Motion – Astronauts
Dominic Ridgway – Shadow Beats (Thorne Remix)
ICR – Such Unimportant Things like Us
London Elekticity – Fault Lines (Unquote’s Snowy Remix)
London Elekricity – Invisible Worlds (Bop Remix)
Morphy & Marginal – Old Thomas Dub
Blue Motion – When She Is Gone Stay
Fracture & Mark System – Closed Circuit
Marginal & Vendetta – Natural Selection
Terry Artovsky – Requiem For The Mankind
ASC – Polynormal
Technicolour – Permafrost
ASC & Bvdub – Symbol #2.4
Brookes Brothers – Outro

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