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The Price – Ear & Drum Session 48

Another mix of new stuff from the first quarter of 2011. This mix starts of in definite minimal territory and then heads towards the deeper and more melodic side of things.

A big shout to Seba who’s 12″ Nostalgia / Vanity is by far the strongest release of 2011 so far. Other notables are Unquote as always with his sublime track – We Breathe Yoghurt Lying On A Strawberry Bed, Duo Infernale for their remix of Panic Girl’s – Hide and Seek and 3D Stas – Surface of a Doomed Planet which is an absolute monster of a tune.

The Price – 1hr of new tunes for 2011

Unquote – We Breathe Yoghurt Lying On A Strawberry Bed
Gerwin – One Tone Trip
Kantyze – Hot Cold
Mindmapper – Respirator (June Miller Remix)
Rockwell – Rekoho Sunshine (X Untold)
Panic Girl – Hide and Seek (Duo Infernale Remix)
Quadrant – Rage and Rapture
Vospi – Reverence
Nu:Tone & Logistics – Bleeper
Seba – Nostalgia
Chook feat. Claud Muno – You Are All You Have
ATP – Hey There (Enea Remix)
Seba – Vanity
Wreckage Machinery & blue Motion – Dream On
3D Stas – Surface of a Doomed Planet

Modern Primitive – Ear & Drum Session 45

A mix of new stuff from the tail end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011.

A special big mention to the Siberian Jungle LP where a lot of this stuff has come from. It’s a Russian comp with artists I’ve never heard before but daaaaamn can they put a tune together. It’s mainly epic trance and bass type stuff but Vospi’s – Reverence is THE best jazz & bass track I’ve heard in ages. If you get a chance track it down.

Other stand outs for me are Seba’s rolling Keep Me Waiting and dBridge’s beautiful remix of Magnetic Man’s Perfect Stranger.

Modern Primitive – 1hr of new tunes for 2011

Eveson – Life In The Balance
Metrik – Ocean Drive
Stipple – Stalker
Magnetic Man – Perfect Stranger (dBridge Remix)
3D Stas – Surface of a Doomed Planet
Scuba – In_2
Dave Schichman – That Face
Kiat – Feeder
Mutated Forms – Chasing Dreams
Alternative Vibes – the Dawn
Ultima C – Seven Days
A-Sides – One DJ
Vospi – Reverence
Dynamic Stab – The Future of Iron Empire
Seba – Keep Me Waiting

Unrelease Yourself – Ear & Drum Session 43

Getting in one last mix for 2010 and it is a belter. This year has been good for D&B in general, but for me the quality of the free music circulated in 2010 is as good if not better than the official releases. Free tunes in general allow a producer to get away from producing tracks that need to fit into a record labels ‘sound’ and allows them the freedom to really let fly.

For me this year Subwave’s ‘Gift EP’ and S13’s amazing ‘Yourself EP’ were standouts. Deep, melodic and totally different from anything else out there (they are also available for download here at the Ear & Drum). But to be honest all the tracks in this mix are great and really show that D&B is still evolving in all sorts of exciting ways.

If you want to save yourself time searching for the tracks in this mix I haven’t hosted here at The Ear & Drum during the year, then try looking at THIS LINK which leads to a DOA thread about the best free MP3s from 2010.

Happy New Year to everyone who has supported me throughout the year and here’s hoping 2011 is even better.

Unrelease Yourself – 1hr of free and unreleased tunes from 2010

Metrik – Ocean Drive
The Law – Atlantic Blues
Infinity – The XX (Bachelors Of Science Remix)
Booka Shade – Regenerate (Thinnen Remix)
S13 – Yourself
Soul Intent – The Dark Robotics Orchestra
S13 – Immortal
Sabre – One Hundred Teeth (Parallel Remix)
Subwave – Gift
Random Movement – Cutting Thru Hackney
Blu Mar Ten – She Moves Through [ASC Remix]
Alic Perez – Self Control
Alex Reece – Basic Principles (Commix Remix)
Able Danger – UGNX
Sabre – One Hundred Teeth (Enei Remix)
S13 – Earth Ulro

Small Steps – Ear & Drum Sessions 39

A quick 45 minute mix to catch everyone up with what’s sounding good in October.

But even though it is small in size it is big in tunes with tracks like Unquote – Hide Your Tears Because We Are In Heaven, Shapeshifter – Touch (Netsky Remix), Theory – Jungle Soul and Subwave – Road Rage being the standouts. There are some really interesting sounds around at the moment and it mixes together like a dream.

Small Steps – 45 Minutes of up to date D&B

Madmen & Poets – Its Not Right
Unquote – Hide Your Tears Because We Are In Heaven
Kharm – Charade
Soul Intent – A.I.
Shapeshidter – Touch (Netsky Remix)
Artificial Intelligence – Moment of Truth
Seathasky & Beatchemist – Learn To Fly
Unquote + Molecular Structures – Lubov Moya
Theory – Jungle Soul
Shapeshifter – Lifetime (Logistics Remix)
Subwave – Road Rage
Audio – Genesis

Finality – Jungletrain Session 205

This was the very last Jungle Train session I played after four plus years with the station. The advent of my son meant that I could no longer do a live mix radio show at a decent time for the European time zones without waking him up over here in Australia. So unfortunately I had to let Jungle Train go.

As a last hurrah I thought it would be good to play some of my all time favourite tunes. The tunes that never got tired for me and that I can still pull out today and play without hearing the age in them. Their are some monsters in here like the Dictation Remix (still one of the best intro tunes for a set ever), Splash Collective’s ‘It’s For Us’ and Adam F’s ‘Metropolis’, but really every tune in this mix is a winner.

A big up to Josh and all the Jungle Trainers who were always brilliant to me and I hope at some stage in the future I can join your station again.

FInality – 1hr of all Killer, no Filler D&B

Gang Related & Mask – Dictation (Michael Caine Mix)
Dr S Gachet – Remember the Rollers (The Rollercoaster Mix)
Kemet Kru – Dangerous
DJ Zinc – Fugees Or Not
JB – Say What (The Blind Man)
Splash Collective – It’s For Us
Ganja Kru – Science
T-Power & Mk Ultra – Mutant Jazz
T-Power – Trapezium, Octagon & Triangle
Freestyles – Musically Dope (Ganja Kru Remix)
DJ Hype – Only One Life (Ganja Kru Remix)
Adam F – Metropolis
DJ Kalm – Violet

The Switch – Ear & Drum Session 38

This mix is all about the new tunes. 2010 has been very fruitful in terms of all genres producing some stand out tracks. Minimal of course has taken off, but the new jungle sound is catching up and the hospital style roller, liquid vocal tracks and heavy smashers will never go out of style.

I got all sorts of styles going on in this one, and it switches up all over the place. Stand outs for me would have to be Die & Interface’s new track ‘Bright Lights’ (which is a floor moving monster), X Nation’s remix of Spirit’s ‘All I Need’ (which brings back the stripped back jungle sound and Heist’s ‘Continental Drift’ (which brings minimal and atmospheric D&B together in an amazing blend).

The Switch – 1.5hrs of new tunes for 2010

Furi Anga – The Day My Unicorn Died
Kharm – Hiding Place
Heist – Continental Drift
Klute – Ashram
Spirit – All I Need (X-Nation Remix)
Naibu – Fireflies (Seba Remix)
Utah Jazz – Relaxation Interlude
Spectrasoul – Glimpse (feat. d.Bridge)
Circa – Kabal
Seba – Distance
Total Science feat. Conrad – Soul Patrol (Marky & S.P.Y. Remix)
Future Engineers – Ellipse
Alix Perez – Behind Time
Klute – Fool’s Love
Inside Man – Deeper Love
Underworld – Scribble feat. High Contrast
DJ Trace – Fantazia
Phil Tangent – Lunar
Utah Jazz – Angels Interlude
Lenzman & Treez – Stellar
Kodo – Transmission
Sabre – One Hundred Teeth (Enei Remix)
Serum & Bladerunner – Who Jah Bless
A-Sides – Rebel Rouser (feat. MC Fats)
Klute – Black Pony
Die & Interface feat. William Cartright – Bright Lights (Rockers Mix)

Goes Around Comes Around – Jungletrain Session 204

This was one of the last mixes I did for Jungletrain, and it is a good representation of where D&B was at towards the end of 2008. From the deep vibes of Commix – Bear Music to the rolling Hang With Me by Klute and through to the demolition that is Hive’s – Neo (2008 Mix) this mix has it all.

Goes Around Comes Around – 1hr of beats from 2008

Commix, Nu:Tone & Logistics – Ghost Snare
Commix – Bear Music
Prime8 – Karma
Cybass & Peixe Kru – My Girl feat. Melianti (Madmen & Poets Remix)
Logistics – Intervention
Klute – Hang With Me
Nu:Tone – Balaclava
Klute – Divinty
Hive & Tech Itch – Detox
Commix – Talk to Frank (Break Remix)
Seba & Krazy – Imperial Moment
Break – Headz Up
D.Kay & Lee – Extazzy
D.Kay & Lee – Wax’d (D.Kay Remix)
Hive – Neo (2008 Remix)
Commix, Nu:Tone & Logistics – Ghost Snare

A Saturday Night Sumting – Ear & Drum Session 37

First the first time in 3 years (since my son was born) I was left alone on a Saturday night to just get my head down and mix for mixing sake. There are no themes or tricks to this mix, it’s just what I felt like playing at the time. I pull out some new stuff, some old stuff and some down right dirty stuff.

This is the sound of me letting lose on a Saturday night.

A Saturday Night Sumting – 1.5hrs of Rolling Beats

Fanu – The End of An Era
Alix Perez – Down The Line (Break Remix)
Fourward – Eyelash
Dom & Roland – Mind Feeders
Ed Rush & Optical – Rock Da House
Clive Concept – Out Of Control
Theory – Aurora Flash
Lenzman – Coincidence
S.P.Y. – Hurricane
D.Kay & Lee – Tuning (D.Kay VIP Mix)
DJ Kalm – Violet
SKC – Dream Come True
A-Sides – Rebel Rouser (feat. MC Fats)
Klute – Divinity
Trei & Dose – The Other Part of Me
Ian Brown – Illegal Attacks (Rufige Kru Remix)
Martsman – Halow
Bachelors of Science – The Rush
AK1200 – Junior’s tune (Digital Remix)
Sunchase – Remove Heaven
Kiko – Passport
DJ SS – Black (Bladerunner Remix)
Raiden – Aquarius
D.Kay & Lee – Extazzy

L Boh – Jungletrain Session 167

Jonny L is an aquired taste and not being a big fan of Piper when it first hit I took a little while to fully appreciate just what a talent he really is. From the sparceness of the beat in ‘Hardcore’, to the hidden funk in ‘Wish U Had Something (Remix)’ and the step-notic rhythm of Piper, Jonny L gets away with a simplicity other producers can only dream of.

His production career has spanned 18 years and not only was he signed to the mighty XL Records during their heyday, but he has also produced for Dane Bowers, Posh Spice and surprisingly S Club. Despite this his albums Sawtooth and Magnetic are some of D&B’s most original and famous solo albums ever. Jonny L now goes under the guise of Mr L and his label Mr L Records is still releasing quality stripped back tunes.

L Boh – 1hr of Jonny L

Jonny L – I Let U
Jonny L – Techonic Cycle
Jonny L – Treading
Jonny L – See Red
Jonny L – Piper (Grooverider Mix)
Jonny L – Wish U Had Something (Remix)
Jonny L – Change
Jonny L – The Bells
Jonny L – Camouflage
Jonny L – Trouble
Jonny L – Let’s Roll
Jonny L – Part of U
Jonny L – Piper (The Clone)
Jonny L – Turn Up the Bass
Nasty Habits – Shadow Boxing (Jonny L Mix)
Jonny L – Hard Core

Urban D.Kay – Jungletrain Session 182

D.Kay has been one of the most consistent and diverse producers in D&B over the last decade. He can pump out quality tracks across all genres and rightly so has been recognised by some of the scenes biggest labels. As well as his own two labels, Illskillz Recordings and Brigand he has appeared on Metalheadz, Hospital, Exit, C.I.A., Soul:R, Bingo and whole host of other labels.

This mix was done back in 2008 so it doesn’t cover a lot of his most recent output. However it is a good selection of his earlier output including tracks from his stunning Individual Soul album which is a highly under-rated classic.

Urban D.Kay – 1hr of classic cuts from D.Kay

D Kay – Rain
D Kay – Devotion
D Kay – Serenade
D Kay – Interlude
D Kay & Lee – One Nation
D Kay & Epsilon – Barcelona (High Contrast Remix)
London Elektricity – Out of This World (D Kay Remix)
D Kay – Planet Music
D Kay – Tuning
D.Kay & Kasra_- Spider
D Kay & Epsilon – Platinum
D Kay & Lee – Wax’d
D Kay & Lee – Desire
D Kay & Rawfull – B There 4 U
D Kay & Blacksun Empire – Bullet In The Head