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Fup Duck – Jungletrain Session 195

An old mate from Brighton, Stick, has asked for a re-up on Fup Duck.

I hadn’t even heard of half of these guys before I stumbled over them in digital land. Danny Byrd, Break and Bcee & Lomax being the BIG exceptions. Loads of weirdness in this mix which is why I love it. If you like your D&B a little left of centre then give this a try.

Fup Duck •• 1hr of the weird and the wonderful

Tyler Straub – Walk With You
OD – Always Everytime
Break – Let it Lie
Rollz – The Truth
De De Mouse – The Galactic Nervous Boy
Danny Byrd – From Bath with Love
Morphesis – Hope
Bcee & Lomax – The Great Deflate
TVG Hates TVG – Sleepwalking with that Girl Drinking Paint Thinner
TVG Hates TVG – She Has Nicotine Under Her Nails
Motive – Freezeframe
Break – No Going Back

Now & Zen – Jungletrain Session 177

I did this mix about two years ago now for Jungletrain radio. It covers the full spectrum of D&B from the light to dark. There are some great tracks in here like Young Ax – In Too Deep, Logistics – Shanghai Skyline and Matrix & Futurebound – Womb.

I am lost as to what the Dan Marshal track is though, so if anyone knows it can they drop me a line and let me know so I can complete the tracklist.

Now & Zen – 1hr of Beats from the Centre.

Rob Sparks – Wildlife
Breakage – Cooper
Logistics – Slow Motion
Grinda & Zig Zag – Colours of the Night
Logistics – Reality Checkpoint
Grinda & Zig Zag – Always Newer
Dan Marshal – ???
Young Ax – Into The Deep
Logistics – Shanghai Skyline
Dissident – Escapism
Yousef & Carl Cox – I Want You [Forever] (DJ Marky & A-Sides Remix)
Matrix & Futurebound – Womb
Everlight – Frost Bite feat. Di (Totally Harmonically Controlled DNB Mix)
Overturn – Shinobi (Electrosoul System Remix)
End.User – In My Sleep Instead Of In My Life

Bring The Noize – Ear & Drum Session 28

Elementz of Noize are one of those under-rated outfits that slips under the radar mainly due to the fact that they were good at just about every genre they tried there hand at. Alan Clark & Justin Maughan started out making Intelligent drops like the amazing ‘Astral’ and ‘Yes’ in 1995. But as things started turning to the dark side they released a load of classic Tech Step barn stormers on SOUR Recordings. Tunes like ‘Communicate With The World’, ‘Talking Mad Shit’ and thier biggest hit ‘Hit Tha Deck’ were monster Tech Steppers that threw out the subtlety of Ed Rush and replaced it with bitchslapping beats and cavernous b-lines to make dancefloor damage.

After the Tech Step sound died out they moved to Emotiv and had a few releases on Fuze Recordings. Their new sound was still Tech based but had a more stipped back Stepper rhythm. Then in 2002 they returned to their melodic roots with the killer 12″ of ‘Clock/Guided by Lights’, showing that a tune could be musical and still hard as nails. Although they haven’t released much since this time, their legacy is still one of a back catalogue very few misses and a shed load of hits.

Bring The Noize – 1.5hrs of Elementz of Noize

Elementz Of Noize – Yes
Elementz Of Noize – Astral
Elementz Of Noize – Trrriple
Elementz Of Noize – Stick Up
Elementz Of Noize – Neon (Ray Keith Remix)
Elementz Of Noize – Flexiwidatek
Elementz Of Noize – Science
Micro-Burst – Punkmutha
Shapeshifter – Communicate With The World
Shapeshifter – Mass Hysteria
Elementz Of Noize – Hit Tha Deck
Shapeshifter – Talking Mad Shit
Ray Keith – D4 Toxic Waste (Elementz Of Noize Remix)
Elementz Of Noize – Cold Light of Day
Elementz Of Noize – Guided By Lights
Elementz Of Noize – Clock

Certifiable – Ear & Drum Session 27

When Certificate 18 closed it doors back in 2002 I was crushed. Here was a leabel that let producers find their own sound and had no fear about putting out experimental D&B at it’s finest. It’s list of artists was pure quality with the likes of Klute, Teebee, Polar, Code of Practice and Studio Pressure all honing their production skills at the label. The beauty of a Certificate 18 12″ or EP was that you never new what you where going to get, but that it was always going to be good.

This mix comes from mainly the albums that Certificate 18 released. Classics such as Teebee’s Black Science Labs and Through the Eyes of the Scorpion, Klute’s debut LP Fear of People, Polar’s sublime Still Moving and of course the lanels flagship compilations the Hidden Rooms albums.  The mix is as diverse as the label itself and jumps from style to style, but still manages to maintain it’s flow.

This is for all those who remember and for those that want to learn what amzing experimental D&B sounds like.

Certifiable – 2hrs of Certificate 18

Klute – Three Of Us
Klute – Workout
Klute – Leo 9
Teebee – The Void
Teebee – Severed Dreams
Teebee – Silent Depths
Sounds of Life – Hidden Rooms
Polar – Mind of a Killer
Studio Pressure – Currents (Studio Pressure Remix)
Lexis – Groove Therapy (Photek Remix)
Sounds of Life – A Spice of Jazz
Klute – Chicks
Polar – 5am
Polar – Innocent
Klute – Phone Call (Matrix Remix)
Klute – We R the Ones
Klute – X-mass
Teebee – Black Rain
Klute & The Green Man – Lost
Code of Practice – Can We Change The Future (Klute Remix)
Code of Practice – Can We Change The Future (Sounds of Life Remix)
Teebee – Stolen Documents
Teebee – Frequencies
Teebee – Spaceage
Teebee – Spaceage (Teebee Remix)
Sounds of Life – Release the Bells (Wax Doctor Remix)

Come Again? – pfradio.com Session #1

Some people may remember back in the day when I played for Phuture Frequency Radio. Run by the amazingly versatile and talented DJ Raptures / Iambic, Phuture Freq has gone from strength to strength over the last eight years until it is now in the top 100 itunes radio stations.

Around Christmas time Raps contacted me and asked if I would like to contribute a set and I jumped at the chance. The result was this mash-up mix of all sorts from old hardcore through to modern day ambient and even into the uncharted territories of Exile’s twisted music. I’m dedicating the set to Rapture’s for being a great mate down the years, and for always inspiring me to do more musically.

Come Again? – 1hr of Mashed-Up Beats for pfradio.com

Bass Boy & Techmaster P.E.B. – Activated
Blame – Music Take You
Soul Delay – My Shadow (138 Remix)
Missy Elliot – Best Best (Two Fingers Remix)
2 Bad Mice – Drum Trip II
Kaotic Chemistry – Illegal Subs
Tipper – Disolve (In)
Santogold – Unstoppable
Skanna – Heaven
Exile – Merlin
The Prodigy – Claustrophobic Sting
Universal Love – Deeply
Shapeshifter – Summer Haze
D-Bridge – Wonder Where
Ruxpin – Now I Turn To You
Panda – Leaving Amsterdam
Shapeshifter – The Ride

31 Seconds: Part 3 – Ear & Drum Session 25

Closing out the over view of 31 Records this mix goes to show what a varied scope of sounds Doc Scott has covered since the days of the Rollers EPs. The later releases cover all sorts from Liquid, Dub, Tech, Hard, Atmospheric through to Minimal.

Whilst 31 Records has never had the pulling power of Moving Shadow or Metalheadz there can be no doubt that Scotties label has done a huge amount in shaping the sound of D&B. If you want to hear where Doc Scott thinks D&B is going in the future you could do a lot worse than checking out his Soundcloud Page where the man himself puts up all his mixes.

Massive respect to 31 Records and the Doc Scott for the years of truly original and ground breaking music.

31 Seconds: Part 3 – The final hour of 31 Records in the mix

Staks 2 – Sight Unseen
Mutt – Incredible
Visionary – She Makes Me Feel
Visionary – After Hours
Zero Tolerance – Damascus
Stranja – Red Desert
Calibre – Intro
Commix – Trojan
Total Science – Come On Baby
The Insiders – Back & Fourth
Spectral – Buried
DC & Kubiks – Pull Your Body
Commix – You’ll See
Doc Scott – Tokyo Dusk
S.P.Y. & Mosus – My World
Nasty Habits – Shadow Boxing (Blu Mar Ten Unofficial 2006 Remix)

First Class – Ear & Drum Session 23 – Special Anniversary Mash Up

The Ear & Drum officially turns one today. 🙂

And to celebrate I’ve broken out of my D&B shackles and put together a mash up of almost everything but. I spent a long time getting this one right, so I hope you enjoy it as much as I did putting it together.

Expect a few more mash up mixes in the new year as I am making a resolution to expand the Ear & Drum’s musical horizons in 2010. Also I am going to ramp up the news, reviews and free track give aways in an effort to keep the blog fresh and interesting.

Thanks to everyone who has supported us in the last 12 months and downloaded sets, registered, left kind words and/or spammed me with email for penis enlargement pills. I hope you all have a awesome Christmas break and a kick-ass 2010.

FIrst Class – 1hr Anniversary Mash Up – Happy Birthday to us

A Guy Called Gerald ft. Jennifer Neal – The Universe
Dr. Dre – The Watcher
Kelis – Bossy (Two Fingers Remix)
Chomatics – Running Up That Hill
Atlantic Connection – Interlude to L.A.
Oak – Starbird
Klute – Torrential Pain
Adam F – Mother Earth
Underworld – Rez
Break – In Between
Kid Cudi – Day ‘N’ Nite
Mutt – Face
Fresh – Heavyweight (Benny Page Remix)
Z-Trip – Mashup Tight
Jamie Vex’d – Radiant Industry
Mistabishi – Printer Jam (Barbarix Remix)
Martyn feat. D-Bridge – These Words
Utah Jazz – Atmospheric Interlude

31 Seconds: Part 2 – Ear & Drum Session 20

Another 31 Recordings mix, this time focussing on the Kingz of the Rollers EP series. Spanning from 2003-2004 the Kingz of the Rollers were THE EP series that you had to have. The mix of established and new artists kept the EPs varied and saw 31 Records tap into artists like Klute, D.Kay, Greg Packer and Pendulum for the first time.

By 2003 the 31 sound had evolved into mighty rollers that suited both the light and dark vibes. Old classics like NHS, How You Make Me Feel, Deadline and even Shadow Boxing got updated remixes using the new sound. It’s hard to keep still to these tunes. They are just that infectious that you can’t help but bob your head.

31 Seconds: Part 2 – 1hr:15m of 31 Record’s Kingz of the Rollers

Klute – I Minder
D.Kay & Lee – Pipe Dreams
The Insiders – Late Night
Total Science – Shelf Life
Greg Packer – Not Just A Groove
MIST – How You Make Me Feel (Photek Remix)
Usual Suspects – Sapphire 7
D.Kay – Reach Inside
Alias – One To Another
Usual Suspects – Calimist
Artificial Intelligence – Won’t Give Up
Doc Scott – NHS (Total Science Remix)
Pendulum – Vault
DJ Kontrol – Echoes of Light
Digital – Deadline (Ed Rush & Optical Remix)
Nasty Habits – Shadow Boxing (Jonny L Remix)

Auditory Spiral – Jungletrain Session 141

This was requested by Shawn and it has lead me on a merry dance trying to find it. Once again another mix that slipped through my archiving and had to be provided via the kindness of strangers (in this case Bunnies On Heroin) who thankfully had a copy on their MP3 player. Big ups to you for sorting it out.

This mix originally was a show case of fresh tunes from 2007 that I did for Jungletrain. Break, Nookie, Sigma, Hard Fi, Sonic, CLS, Metric, Dom & Roland AND Quadrant & Dstar all make an appearance in this deep and building ride that takes you from calm waters to the monsoon season in roughly an hour.

Auditory Spiral – A 1hr trip from the Train tracks

Break – Enigma
Zion Base – Snow Country
Nookie – Get Down
Autumn – Transmute
Duo Infernale – Underworld
Apex feat. Ayah- Space Between
Hard Fi – Hard to Beat (London Electricity RMX)
Bungle – You
Sonic – Electrosound
Kali – Tokyo
Sigma – All Blue
CLS – Their Names Were Trot and Melon
Bungle & Total Science – Snake Eyes
Metric – Through the Night
Quadrant & Dstar – Hell Can Wait (2006 RMX)
Dom & Roland – Can’t Punish Me RMX

Do MP3s Dream of Electric Bleep? – Jungletrain Session 173

This one is an oldy but a goody. Well, when I say old it is a bunch of tracks from 2008 which is ancient in D&B terms.

The vibe is strong in this one with a good up lifting feel but a firm dance floor bent. It’s got some of my favourites from last year including the touching (yes D&B can be touching) Bachelors of Science – Song for Lovers, the forgotten classic that is Shapeshifter’s – The Ride and the pure Amen devastation of Theory’s – Aurora Flash.

Do MP3s Dream of Electric Bleep – 1hr of the beautiful and bold from 2008

Do the Math – Aint No Home

Gex – My Sadness (Club Mix)

Dirrrty B – Push It Higher

Stunna & Amaning – Mutual Life

Zyz Ruffen & Jssa – Outtah Here

ICR – The Way It Goes

Bachelors of Science – Song for Lovers

Km & Paralyzah – Nega

Stunna & Amaning – Just a Dream

Blasta – Son of Love

Altair – Reminisce

Shapeshifter – The Ride

Solar Empire – Dynamics

Theory – Aurora Flash

Camoe – Morning Sun