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Low Profile – Down Low Session: 003

Third in the Down Low series and this time we hit the dance floor whilst still keeping things on the deeper tip. Kicking things off with Photek’s massive remix of Birdy’s ‘Shelter’ we go into a selection made for moving. Interesting to note there is a stack of D&B producers in here like Lemon D, Netsky, Sunchase & Nickbee, Logistics, Tali and Atlantic Connection all flexing their Bass Music muscles. This wasn’t done on purpose, but it seems these guys have a knack for producing exactly the sort of Bass Music that moves me.

The Down Low Session: 003 – 1hr of Bass Music

Birdy – Shelter (Photek Remix)
Krueger – Nou
Lemon D – Hot Groove
Loadstar – Black & White (Breakage Remix)
Throwing Snow – Sanctum
Jacob Van Hage & Saint Liz – Voodoo (Ookay Trap Remix)
Crystal Fighters – I Love London (Delta Heavy Remix)
Netsky – Come Alive (Submerse Remix)
Seven – Calculated
Sp3ktre – 4davibe
Sunchase & NickBee – Tongue Lash (feat. Code Breaker & Sense)
Tolerance – Timeship
KeOSz & Trilo – Last Hope
Logistics – We Are One (Other Echoes Remix)
Tali vs Atlantic Connection – Love Runs Deep
Tali vs Skism & Do The Math

Phat Ride – Ear & Drum Session 80

As the name suggests this is a bass stomping, heart thumping beast of a mix with some heavey hitters across the breaks, house and dubstep genres. A lot of these are oldies but very goodies with a few new tunes like Killawatt’s – Sidewinder (Ipman Remix), Shu & Edna’s – Fattle Bield (Driftkong & Zmokingz Remix) and Dreams’s mighty – This Isn’t House (Topher Jones Remix) thrown in for good measure. I’m not normally one for hammering out the heaviness like this, but the quality of these tunes speaks for themselves and they just had to be thrown down.

This mix is also the first mix on my new set up since I’ve moved to Tasmania so hopefully the sound quality is still up there with my previous mixes. I’ve changed the recording set up around a fair bit, so comments on quality are welcome and appreciated.

Phat Ride – 45mins of Heavy Bass Music

HumanLeft – Arnaud & Bernard
Killawatt – Sidewinder (Ipman Remix)
DJ Fresh – Heavyweight (Benny Page Remix)
Jamie Vexd – Radiant Industry
Mistabishi – Printer Jam (Barbarix Remix)
Hudson Mohawke – All Your Love
Shock One – Adachingara’s Theme
Orbital – Wonky
Magnetic Man – Anthemic
Psy:Am & Stinkahbell – Don’t Tell Mum About Ibiza
Shu & Edna – Fattle Bield (Driftkong & Zmokingz Remix)
Dreams – This Isn’t House (Topher Jones Remix)
Magnetic Man – Karma Crazy

A Little Bit of Bass – Ear & Drum Session 78

Hitting up the funkier side of the Bass phenomenon this time around, there are some great tunes in this mix. Spectrasoul’s – Away With Me is killer no matter who is remixing it, The Nextmen’s – The Lion’s Den brings a pure party vibe to proceedings and of coarse Photek gets heavy rotation with M25fm, Levitation, Totem, 101 and the massive Fountainhead. Some of this is Dubstep, some is House and other bits are more Breaks or Garage. But no matter what it is called it is quality.

A Little Bit Of Bass – 1hr of Bumping Bass Music

Dustmite & Kuru – Kare
Photek & Pinch – M25fm
Netsky – Come Alive (Submerse Remix)
Spectrasoul – Away With Me
Photek & Kuru – Fountinhead (DJ Kicks Remix)
Sepalcure – Taking You Back
Spectrasoul – Away With Me (Kito Remix)
Photek – Levitation
Makoto, Danny Wheeler & DJ Go feat. Kathy Brown – Expression
RacknRuin – Midnight Loving (HeavyFeet Remix)
Boddika & Joy Orbison – Swims
Moby – Lie Down In Darkness (Clouds Remix)
The Nextmen ft. Ms Dynamite & Andy Cato – The Lion’s Den (Sigma Remix)
Photek – Totem
Photek – 101 (Boddikas Drum Machine Remix)
RacknRuin – Deep & True (Rudimental Soulful Remix)

Bass Fishing – Ear & Drum Session 76

Session number 76 sees something new in the repetiore with my first attempt at a Bass Music mix. WTF is Bass Music I hear you ask yourself, and what happened to the Drums? Bass Music is a mixture of (mainly UK) House, Techno, Dubstep and Garage. I say mainly UK because it seems to be the UKs reaction to Dubstep being stolen by Skrillex in the US and turned into some screachy festival music for bros & hoes. This sound is much deeper, and groovier and has a good smattering of the real Dub and Reggae roots dubstep originally had when it first came out.

For me this stuff is super fun to mix, and the chance to blend all sorts of styles, beats and tempos together reminds me of the good old days when there weren’t really any defined genres. It was all just dance music. I think the other thing that is great about this stuff is that it can be as deep you like whilst still feeling fun and making you move. Something D&B seems to have forgotten with it’s super slick production and super sped up beats. Although if you check the set list carefully you’ll notice that a good chunk of the producers in this mix do have their roots in D&B production.

Oh and the other reason it’s called Bass Music because it really is heavy on the bass. So turn it up and tear it up.

Bass Fishing – 1hr+ of Deep Bass Music

Greg Packer & MC Assassin – Sound Kriminal (Killafoe Remix)
Lennie De Ice – We Are IE (Caspa & Rusko Remix)
DJG – Here Come The Dark Lights
Barefoot – Murmurs
Ill Skillz – Eternity (feat. Dub FX) (DJ Edit)
Amit – RBMK 1000
Lynk feat. Fats & Seed – Revolutions
Sepalcure – Taking You Back
Photek – Levitation
Tokimonsta – Mileena’s Theme
High Contrast – Not Waving, But Drowning (feat. Lung & Jessy Allen)
KeOSz & Trilo – Last Hope
Unquote – Cold Tenderness
Skream – Where You Should Be feat. Sam Frank (Original Mix)
Tali – Love Runs Deep (vs Atlantic Connection)
Eveson – Life In The Balance (140 Reprise)
Tali – Signs (vs Skism & Do The Math)
Noisia – Tommy’s Theme

11: The Best of 2011 – Ear & Drum Sessions 63 & 64

These are my picks for the best tracks of 2011. I split the mixes into two because there was definitely two sorts of flavours going on. Part 1 looks at the deeper side and Part 2 is more melodic and liquid based.

I hope 2012 is good to you and that we see more tracks as good as, or better, than these see a release in 2012. Happy New Year to you and yours.

11: Part 1 – The Best Deep D&B of 2011

N4m3 – Make Your Soul Open For The Road On Imagination
Nusense & NC-17 – Dirty
Dub Phyzics & Skeptikal – Marka (feat. Strategy)
Ill Skills & S.P.Y – This is Why
Calibre – Smooth Baby
Lynx feat. Sense MC – 9 Muses
London Elektricity – U Gottah B Crazy (Enei Remix)
Dub FX – Flow (Ill Skillz Remix)
Lenzman – Masquerade (Die, Interface & William Cartwright Remix)
Legion – Both Sides (feat. Adam White)
Icicle feat. SP MC – Dreadnaught
J Majik & Wickaman – Ritual
J Majik & Wickaman – Old HEadz
Rockwell – 4U

11: Part 1 – The Best Melodic & Liquid D&B of 2011

Marcus Intalex – Meltdown 2012 (feat. Calibre)
June Miller – Isis
Brookes Brothers – Tare You Down
Friction – Someone (Feat. Mclean) (The Prototypes Remix)
BCee & S.P.Y – Is Anybody Out There? (Friction & K-Tee Remix)
London Elektricity – The Plan That Cannot Fail
Panic Girl – Hide and Seek (Duo Infernale Remix)
Seba & Paradox – The Light (feat. Kirsty Hawshaw)
Anile – Change of Direction
Adele – Rolling in the Deep (Nu:Tone Remix)
DJ Marky & S.P.Y – Mystic Sunset
Marco Del Horno feat. Emi Green
Nu:Tone – The First Time (feat. Natalie Williams)
Calibre – Touch Me
BCee – So Right (feat. Darrison)
Bungle feat. Ayah Marar – The Siren

Slippery Surface – Ear & Drum Session 62

My last mix of the year as far as covering new tunes is concerned. So many great tracks in this set, confirming once again that 2011 has been a great year for D&B.

Ones to look out for are Mistabishi’s ‘Scene And Not Heard’ fresh of his Trip LP, Lynx – 9 Muses takes an almost Sage Francis style approach and Dub Phizix & Skeptical’s ‘Marka’ is just plain dirty D&B at it’s best.

Big up to all those who have been following during the year and here’s to more good D&B in 2012. Respect, Peace, Love and Unity to all.

Slippery Surface – 1hr+ of the last new tunes for 2011

S.I.N & Mutated Forms – Talk to Me
Dom & Roland – Coast 2 Coast
Mistabishi – Scene And Not Heard
Robert Manos – Trouble
ATP – For The Soul (SoulTec Remix)
Nuage, THRN & Anile – Don’t Exist (Anile Remix)
Adele – Rolling Deep (Nu:Tone Remix)
Loxy & Skeptical – Engage
Dub FX – Flow (Ill Skillz Remix)
Lynx feat. Sense MC – 9 Muses
Calibre – Smooth Baby
Consequence – Oden
Tokyo Prose & Phil Tangent – Parity
BCee – So Right (feat. Darrison)
Kasra & Jubie – The Rift
Dub Phizix & Skeptical – Marka (feat. Strategy)
ASC – Never Enough
Loxy & Resound – Conqueror X
Parallel & Tim Reaper – The Bird Tune

Stelf’s Birthday Mix

Been an absolute age since anyone has requested a mix from me, so big ups to Charade for asking for this mix I did back in 2003 for my good mate Stelf’s birthday. Stelf is a man of impeccable music taste so I rolled together this mix of mellow tunes and D&B smashers from back in the day. The first half is the chilled bit, the second half is Amen damage.

The best bit about this mix for me is it takes me back to my 16th century cottage I was living in when I was Brighton based, and all the good times I had there. In the photo is (from left to right) Stelf on the ones and twos, DJ Cob in the middle and a very rare shot of myself doing the tea and spliff smiley.

As you can tell from the set list it is larger than your mum’s undies.

Stelf’s Birthday Mix – 2hrs of D&B Classics

Mystic Moods – Music is the Basis of All Life [Mystic Moods 007]
Octave One – Chill Out ’94 [31 Recordings 001]
PFM – Language of Love [Moving Shadow LP 004]
Dave Wallace – Waves [Moving Shadow 092]
Dave Wallace – Future Reality Part 2 [All Good Vinyl 005]
Photek – The Rain [Metalheads 008]
Therapy? – Loose, Photek RMX [A&M DJ 001]
PFM – Cruising Detroit [Moving Shadow LP 004]
Alex Reece – Pulp Fiction [Metalheads 011]
PFM – One & Only [Good Looking Records 003]
T-Power vs. MK Ultra – Mutant Jazz [S.O.U.R. LP 002]
Urban Soul Selective – Shine Your Light [S.O.U.R. LP 002]
T-Power – Trapesium [S.O.U.R. LP 003]
T-Power – Octagon [S.O.U.R. LP 003]
T-Power – Triangle [S.O.U.R. LP 003]
??? – White [Penny Black 011]
Dr S. Gachet – Remember the Rollers, Meaningful RMX [AUMR 007]
Turntable Terranova – Precipice, Krust RMX [Compst Record 024]
Ultraflex – Doors of Insaity [High Octane 003]
Concept 2 aka Andy C & Ant Miles – Cause & Effect [RAM LP 001]
Kemet Kru – Dangerous [Kemet 017]
Bangers United – Lord of the Rings: Part 1 & 2 [S.O.U.R. LP 009]
MC Gunsmoke & The Hempaholics – Court Case [S.O.U.R. LP 002]

Last Gasp – Ear & Drum Session 57

Well summer has wrapped up for another year in the Nothern Hemisphere which means most the big festivals has once again come and gone. It also means festival season is about to hit down under. I wouldn’t describe this as strictly a festival set, but it is the closest I’ll ever come to playing the ‘big tunes’ from the festival season. It is also the first long form mix I’ve done in quite a while, as I figured I may as well get it all out of my system in one big hit.

So if you are missing the summer just gone, or looking forward to the oncoming season this is the mix for you. 🙂

Last Gasp – 2hrs of 2011 Summer Tunes

Fostec – Future Motion
Sundancer – Hold On
Flaco – Thunder
London Elektricity – Invisible Worlds (B Complex Remix)
Subsense & Defence – Road 2 Zyon
Friction – Someone (Feat. Mclean) (The Prototypes Remix)
London Elektricity – The Plan That Cannot Fail (Logistics Remix)
Physics – Party Starter
Getz – Keep On Loving Me
Calibre – Hummer
Marco Del Horno ft Emi Green – This Town is Ours (S.P.Y Remix)
Feint – My Sunset
Calibre – Touch Me
Metrik – More Than Words
London Elektricity – Elektricity Will Keep Me Warm (S.P.Y Remix)
London Elektricity – Yikes! (Lung Remix)
Metrik – T1000
Bungle – The Siren
S.P.Y – By Your Side (Logistiics Remix)
Eveson – Marley VIP
BCee – Glitter Balls
Genotype – Bass Fight
The Prototypes – Evolution (feat. Darison)
Friction – Flip The Page
Electrosoul System – Aquatique
Command Strange – Shine
Templecloud – One Big Family (Dexcell’s 7am Remix)
Bass Divison – Good Thoughts Good Things
London Elektricity – U Gottah Be Crazy (Enei Remix)
Naibu – Use of Weapons
ICR – Love, Hate and Between
ShockOne feat. Phetsta – Crucify Me (Part 1 Extended DnB Mix)
ShockOne – Polygon (Dirtyphonics Remix)

Daybreaks – Ear & Drum Session 55

Seems like ages since I’ve thrown down a mix. This time around I bring you the best tracks for June and July in one handy set. So many big tunes in here I don’t know where to start.

High lights for me definitely are Marcus Intalex’s ‘Meltdown 2012’ which is such a great intro tune, obviously J Majik & Wickerman’s ‘Old Headz’ which everyone is going nuts over and Ill Skills & S.P.Y’s Detroit inspired ‘This is Why’. Honorable mentions got to L F Foe – I Won’t Be Alone, Wilkinson – Overdose and the dirty Lynx & Hellrazor – Epsilon 10.

Daybreaks – 1hr+ of the latest tracks for June & July

Marcus Intalex – Meltdown 2012 (feat. Calibre)
Brookes Brothers – Tears You Down
J Majik & Wickerman – Old Headz
InsideInfo – Honey Bee
Roger Sanchez & Far East Movement – 2gether (Cyantific & Wilkinson Remix)
Wilkinson – Every time
J Majik & Wickerman – Ritual
L F Foe – I Won’t Be Alone
Amit – 9 times (feat. Rani)
Devine Elements – Everlasting
Loadstar – BLVD
Kubiks & Sicko – Honeybee
DJ Marky & S.P.Y – Mystic Sunset
Ill Skills & S.P.Y – This is Why
DMT – Come To Me
Technicolour & Komatic – Changeling
Wilkinson – Overdose
Ink – World Turns (feat. Perpetuum)
Brookes Brothers – Daybreak (feat. Tasha Baxter)
Lynx & Hellrazor – Epsilon 10
Lenzman – Broken Dreams

Concrete Waterfall – Ear & Drum Session 50

Well I finally made it to number 50 in the Ear & Drum Sessions, now onto number 100 I guess.

This time around we are focusing in on the latest in tunes for 2011 and their are some absolute belters. Kicking off with Paul B’s – This is the Girl which is the best intro track I have heard in a looong time. Dark, trippy beats with a haunting bell that cuts through it, I love this track.

There are a few tracks from the Nu Blood 011 LP which really hold up well in the mix, plus the best bits from Nu:Tones album get a rinse out. Other big tracks for me are Icicle feat. SP MC – Dreadnaught, Gappa G & Lucky B – Ubiquity and Command Strange – Motion. But to be honest, it is all good stuff in this mix.

2011 is shaping up to be a to year for D&B, with a really deep, rolling sound cutting across all the genres. Lot’s of melody and vocals too, which is never a bad thing in book. Hope you enjoy mix #50.

Concrete Waterfall – 1hr of new beats for 2011

Paul B – This is the Girl
Physics – The Business
Rawtekk – Snowflakes
Anile – Change of Direction
Seba – Nostalgia
Seba & Paradox – The Light
Icicle feat. SP MC – Dreadnaught
Nu:Tone – Set Me Free
Gappa G & Lucky B – Ubiquity
Lenzman – Masquerade (Die, Interface & William Cartwright Remix)
Seba – Vanity
N4m3 – Make Your Soul Open For The Road On Imagination
Nu:Tone – Coming Back
Nu: Tone – The First Time
Stanza – Number Gas
Command Strange – Motion
Nusense & NC-17 – Dirty
Furi Anga – The Lycaon
Magnetic Man – Perfect Stranger (dBridge Remix)