Category Archives: Liquid D&B

Ear & Drum: Session 274 – Stroll Out

Crossing over to the Soulful side of the street for this one with Heron Flow, Seba, and Calibre all stepping up. We have a couple of tracks from Soul Connection’s latest LP – Possibilities which is well worth a listen. And we’ve also got the very under-rated Riya & Collette Warren on their own Carnelian imprint with a Bladerunner remix of their track Vices and a Vanguard Project re-rub of Little Things.

Also keep an ear out from one of my favourite artists, Adred on Inperspective Records with his killer track Just Now featuring the one and only Robert Manos. And last but not least the return of Badmarsh & Shri through Calibre’s remix of their track Signs which dropped on Signature recently.

Stroll Out – 1hr of Soulful D&B

Winslow – Sweet Tooth
Dub Head – In My Mind
PeRex – For Love
Creatures – Desire
Seba – Public Beauty (Zero T’s Ugly Mix)
T.Base – Take You (Silentium Remix)
Heron Flow – Snow
Soul Connection & AKA – No Pressure
Soul Connection – Break of Dawn
Artificial Intelligence – No Fun
Quartz – Way Back
Riya & Collette Warren feat. Whiney – Vices (Bladerunner Remix)
Calibre – Soul 80
Sully & Salo – Nights (Vocal Mix)
Riya & Collette Warren feat. Technimatic – Little Things (The Vanguard Project Remix)
Anja – One Time (Euphorics Remix)
Adred feat. Robert Manos – Just Now
Break feat. Lorna King – Wait for You
Badmarsh & Shri – Signs (Calibre Remix)
The North Quarter All Stars – Never
The Sauce – Time Must Come

Ear & Drum: Session 272 – Hertz to Breath

Soulful D&B can be a bit of a Marmite sound, you either love it or hate it. I personally love the groove, the soul and the smoothness. And when it comes to smooth it is hard to beat people like DRS, Lenzman, GLXY, Naibu and every other producer in this mix.

If you like this sound and haven’t discovered DRS’ Everything Must Go! album, get on it! Ditto for GLYX’s incredible Love, Chaos EP and the new Nauibu joint Sans Soleil. So much great soulful stuff around at the moment.

Hertz to Breath – 1hr of Soulful D&B

DRS & Mither – Angels On My Shoulder
GLYX – Detached
GLXY & Catching Cairo – – Fine Lines
DRS & Mither – No Surprises
T.Base – Universe
DRS, The Skeptics & MC RVS – Stand Calm
GLXY & [KSR] – What it Seems
Mohican Sun – Blurred Peak
Lenzman & Reeves – Play Around
Random Movement – Modelo Fumunda
Brainwork & mnml – Grey
DRS & SI8r 0 On Us Lately
Naibu – Sunless (feat. Robert Manos)
Naibu – Sans Solell (Reprise
DRS & Vangellez – Hurts To Breathe
Naibu – Spring
Soul Connection – Truly
The Sauce – What’s Going Down
Heron Flow – Snow

Ear & Drum: Session 270 – Hometown Secret

Always out to prove that Liquid isn’t a dirty word, this mix has a little bit of everything except the stadium sound that most people associate with the genre. Furney’s cracker track Tantrum is a jazz fused number with a heap of grunt behind it and we have the title track from his recent So Cold LP on Soul Deep. Break is back, also with a new Digital World LP on Symmetry Recordings from which I’ve drawn Tell Me and his amazing vocal track Wait for You with Lorna King. And I’ve pulled Daylight and Low Flying from Bungles recent Under Influence EP on the titular Influence label.

Other tracks of note that I’m feeling are Green Lane by the dream combo of Alix Perez & GLXY. These two just don’t let up on their quality liquid output. Eddy Don’t Sail & Isla Wolfe – No Place Like Home, which is just a straight up banger of a vocal track and the classic Artificial Intelligence track Switch On that recently received a much appreciate remaster.

Hometown Secret – 1hr of Liquid Lushness

Alix Perez & GLXY – Green Lane
BCee – Creed
Technimatic & Ruth Royall – Help You Stay
Furney – Tantrum
Technimatic – Coming Back
Eddy Don’t Sail & Isla Wolfe – No Place Like Home (Extended Mix)
Break – Tell Me
Furney – So Cold
BCee – Shelter
Random Movement & Anthony Kasper – Tomato Bisque
Total Science feat. Riya Quartz – Walk the Same Line (Villem Remix)
Quartz – Way Back
Quartz – Ivy
PA – Live Life
Break feat. Lorna King – Wait for You
The Vanguard Project – Chimney
Qua Rush – Honey (feat. Sista Lu)
The North Quarter All Stars – Never
Calibre & ST Files – Astral Plane
Artificial Intelligence – Switch On
Bungle – Daylight
Bungle – Low Flying
Eddy Don’t Sail & Isla Wolfe – No Place Like Home (Extended Mix)

Ear & Drum: Session 268 – Shmoove

It’s been a mighty year for smooth and soulful D&B so I thought I’d put together some of the tunes that have been slinking their way into my ear drums. You can’t talk smooth D&B without talking Calibre and here we have his colab single with ST Files and Carmelle Cox – Grow, plus More fool Me and No Stopping both from his second LP of the year Rudy.

Heron Flow is another artist who has had an immense 2023, this time with his 31 Recordings release Bones that features Be Forgotten, Blame Game and the titular track Bones. You know it is a strong release when you can find three tracks you have to play. Technimatic isn’t probably who you first think of in terms of smooth liquid, but his LP For All of Us really does have something for everyone and Risk Everything featuring Mr Smooth, DRS and Departure are good examples of what this guy can do when he steps away from his signature sound.

Other highlights include Ink & Sin with their sublime cuts Out of Sight and You Are, GLXY as always with Fear, Ego and Mystic State’s incredible track Right Here. Despite being a decent year for music, I will be glad to see the back of 2023 and hope you have a 2024 that see’s everything flow your way. Thanks for listening.

Shmoove – 1hr of Smooth D&B

Zar & DRS – Like To Know feat. Dan Harris
Calibre & Cimone – More Fool Me
Carmelle Cox, ST Files & Calibre – Grow
Heron Flow – Be Forgotten
Sati &. Artificial Intelligence feat. Gigi Daai – Stronger
WUFO – Call Back
Heron Flow – Blame Game
Heron Flow – Bones
Rockwell &. Lameduza – Estranged
Ink & Sin – Out of Sight
London Elektricity feat. Liane Carroll – Fast Soul Music (Dogger & Mindstate Remix)
Technimatic – Departure
Mystic State – Right Here
Ink & Sin – You Are
Technimatic & DRS – Risk Everything
Calibre – No Stopping
Random Movement – Modelo Fumunda
GLXY – Fear, Ego
Degs feat. Nu:Tone & Duskee – Can We Talk (Imo-Lu Remic)
Brainwork & mnml – Grey

ALWAYZ WILL: 12th WAY MIX

Another Way for you. Hope you Njoy. Recorded in Liverpool end of 2023. Ceasefire now. Special boost to my DJ pal Ben V + fam + Rara.

1hr 24mins runtime. Strong Dnb influenced but goes all over…

Alwayz WilL – 12th Way

Nils Frahm – Mussel Memory feat MC Det slowstyle
rRoxymore – At Dawn (Original Mix)
Harmonic 313 – Falling Away (wSteve Spacek)
Lake Haze – Shores Of Eternal Life (Original Mix)
Actress – Pluto ( a 2 ) (Original Mix)
Actress – Game Over ( e 1 ) (Original Mix)
Nocow – Temno feat. Fama87
Kobe JT – Gosh (Original Mix)
Toby Ross – Sekkle (Original Mix)
Synpal, the nice planet – License (Original Mix)
LV – Turn Away (feat. Dandelion) (Original Mix)
Congi – Travellin’ (Original Mix)
Fikir Amlak, King Alpha – Kilombo
Rafael Toral – Mixed States Uncoded (Original Mix)
Lake Haze – Mind Clarity (Original Mix)
Dwarde – One For Me (Original Mix)
Coco Bryce – Nirwana (Original Mix)
THiiiS – SIU (Original Mix)
Alix Perez, GLXY – Green Lane (Original Mix)
Clipz – Koffee – Toast (clipz Remix) – Mastered Mix
Calibre – Breather
Calibre – Heat
Kelela – Enough For Love
Aydn – Macchi (Original Mix)
Calibre – The Game (Original Mix)
Reza – Dew Drops (Original Mix)
Calibre – No Stopping (Original Mix)
Gurrumul – Wukun
Nils Frahm – Sheep In Black And White feat MC Det Skibba D
Sault – Never Feel Fear

Ear & Drum: Session 263 – Souldiers

The D&B Soul train keeps on rolling for 2023. This time around we have The North Quarter All Stars bringing the heat with their ridiculously good Balboa Square EP. Some sweet tunes from Shelflife 8 by Calibre, who has gone and dropped a second LP for the year, Rudy. And a special shout to Cnof who’s City Rhythm LP on Fokuz was a smooth and pleasant surprise.

Souldiers – 1hr of Soulful D&B

The North Quarter All Stars – I Got You
The North Quarter All Stars – The Way You’ve Been
The North Quarter All Stars – Everything Nice
Matec – Hold Me Close
Calibre – No Sense
Chimpo & Sato – Let Me Rise
Halogenix – Satisfy My Soul (ft. Liam Bailey
Cnof – You The One
Cnof &. Macca
Calibre – Chantilly
Duoscience – Small Field
Furney – World Troubles
London Elektricity feat. Liane Carroll – Fast Soul Music (Dogger & Mindstate Remix)
The North Quarter All Stars – Schizm
Du Marky – Colours Of My Mind
Seba & Bior Berglund – Skogsräet
DRS & Tyler Daley feat. LSB – Too Late
Workforce – Forever (LSB Remix
Alix Perez – Walrua
GLXY – Fear, Ego
Degs feat. Nu:Tone & Duskee – Can We Talk (lmo-Lu Remix)

Ear & Drum: Session 261 – Lively

A little summer sumting this time around for my northern hemisphere peeps, as we go some older classics and some brand new liquid tunes to set the summer time vibe.

On the OG tip we kick of with one of my all time favourite Seba tunes Sweet Magnolia and A.Sides alongside MC Fats’, rest his soul, with their best collaboration Arctic. We also have the freshly remastered Life is Beautiful by London Elektricity and the absolute classic techno tinged Late Night Squeeze by ST:Cal and featuring Alison Crockett.

Coming in strong for the fresh sounds we have dBridges Lucid Remix of Workforce – Death Dreams, Need for Mirrors & TomInTheChamber’s sublime track Boo, a new High Contrast remix of Solomon – Listen Up and track from the The North Quarter All Stars’ incredible new release Balboa Square called Never.

Lively – 1hr of Summertime D&B

Seba feat. Jenna G – Sweet Magnolia
Workforce – Death Dreams feat. Made Lane (dBridge’s Lucid Remix)
Alix Perez & Workforce – Distant Figures
A.Sides feat. MC Fats – Arctic
Conrad Subs – Caliente
DRS & Document One – Can’t Explain
Inja – Match Fit
Mystific – Between Us
Soul Connection – Subvision
Need for Mirrors & TomInTheChamber – Boo
Seba & Biörn Berglund – Caral
PA – Live Life
Alix Perez – Wairua
London Elektricity – Life is Beautiful
Solomon – Listen Up (High Contrast Remix)
The North Quarter All Stars – Never
ST:Cal – Late Night Squeeze (feat. Alison Crockett)
DJ Marky, Dossa & Locuzzed – Sliding Gliding
Calibre – Why Time
Nu:Logic – Tripping In Space (Nu:Logic VIP)
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Garden (Calibre Remix)

Ear & Drum: Session 259 – Splash

Summer must be on it’s way in the northern hemisphere because even the Soulful D&B has a certain bounce to it and a little less melancholy from DRS. If you want a good time Atlantic Connection has a B-Sides compilation that is packed to the gills with 50 amazing, lesser known tracks from the US liquid master called unsurprisingly B-Sides. Here you will find Equator from his Red Spaces LP, which also features 4D Spaces.

Another EP worth keeping an ear out for is Mystifics – Good Girl EP from which I rolled Flames and Save My Soul in this mix, along with Peace of Mind from his DNBB Records release. Calibre, Nookie, LSB, Dawn Wall and Break also all bring the vibes in the soulful but upbeat collection of summertime vibes.

Splash – 1hr of Soul Summer tunes

Halogenix – Ivory
Minor Forms & Rider Shafique – Time Ticking (Total Science Remix)
Atlantic Connection – Equator
Atlantic Connection – 4D Spaces
Kingsize – Star Machine (Nookie Remix)
Mystific – Flames
Calibre – Chantilly
Ed:it – Lock Blues
Dawn Wall – Movies
London Elektricity – Fast Soul Music (Dogger & Mindstate Remix)
LSB – Golden
DRS & Tyler Daley feat. Calibre – I Remember
Envy – Beautiful Dreamer
Mystific – Peace of Mind
Bop & Subway – Last Night
Mystific – Save My Soul
Halogenix & Alix Perez – Amé
DRS & Tyler Daley feat. LSB – Too Late
Nookie – Only You (Madcap Remix)
Break & Charlie Brix – Lost

Ear & Drum: Session 256 – Reflections

Here comes the Liquid heat. It’s a bit hard to pin this mix down as it is Liquid, but a lot of it has a hard edge that will have you head bobbing . Kicking things off is Calibre’s – Thrubbin from his 8th Shelflife release. I always look forward to Shelflife releases as the opportunity to catch up on Calibre’s unreleased and more obscure tracks is always appreciated. This one does not disappoint with Heat, No Sense and Thrubbin’ being obvious stand outs for me.

Other big tunes for me a Rockwell & LaMeduza’s – Estranged, a vocal banger with Rockwell’s signature skittery drum work and production. Very good to hear more Rockwell after a short hiatus. Seba also has a new track out on Spearhead’s Soul Warming Sonics LP with Marina Sambą providing the vocal on Whatever You Feel. Not your typical Seba track, but still solid as always. From the same LP is the Workforce Remix of Lens’ big tune from 22′ Feels Like, a tougher more dance floor rerub that does the business.

Reflections – 1hr of Liquid Belters

Calibre – Thrubbin
Telomic – Lesson Learned
Impartial – Flow State
Waeys – Similarities
Calibre – No Sense
Seba & Marina Sambą – Whatever You Feel
Calibre – Heat
Motional – Fall
Rockwell & LaMeduza – Estranged
Lens – Feels Like (Workforce Remix)
Dawn Wall – Judgement
XJ – TImeshift
Deviant – Always
OZB & Charli Brix – Take It All (Halogenix Remix)
Brainwork – Felt Your Touch
Atlantic Connection – Cycles (VIP)
Alex Perez – Wairua
Halogenix & Alix Perez – Amé
Secret Structures – Hurt Me
Sam Bingo & Redders – AYO (Foreign Concept Remix)

Cosmic mix 1

For my debut mix here on the site I’ve put together a mixture of cosmic jungle, heavenly half-time & atmospheric liquid.

There’s new tunes alongside some older favourites in here, with labels including Modern Conveniences, Omni Music, Offworld, Fokuz, Metalheadz and Goldfat represented, amongst others. Most of the action takes place in the 166-172 territory.

Really hope you enjoy the mix – many thanks to Wozowski for inviting me over!

Cheers, fortunecookie20

Link: https://wozowski.com/cookie/Cosmic1.wav

Tracklist:

  1. Jamie Myerson – Shape Without Form
  2. Fortune & Chance – Vortextures
  3. Akuratyde – All We Need
  4. Easy – Push
  5. Fortune & Chance – The Connection
  6. Sunchase – Night Driving
  7. ASC & Synkro – Borderline
  8. Drumantle – Apex
  9. Seijn – Tread On My Dreams
  10. dBridge – Cornered
  11. Silence Groove – The Muses
  12. Jem One – Sunday Rain
  13. governmentfun – Magic Happens
  14. Woken Balance – Voyages
  15. Commix – City Section
  16. LSB – Snap Funk
  17. Mister Shifter – The Reach
  18. Calibre – Moonlight
  19. Trident – Above the Clouds
  20. Woken Balance – Mind’s Eye
  21. Jamie Myerson – Gesture Without Motion