My Third mix on the “Ear And Drum” and it’s the second part of the all Big Bud mix,once again thanks to Woz for hosting my mixes. Originally did this mix back in 2006 and it was about two and a half hours long but it was still missing some peoples favourite tracks from him and it was at 192 kbps and the sound quality wasn’t that great so i was reluctant to re-upload it when i was occasionally asked to. I’ve since bought the tracks that were missing from the original mix and done the mix again but it turned out to be nearly four hours long so i decided to split it into two parts. This is part 2. Big Bud was ok with a mix of his tunes back in the day because they were all old tunes and not on his label, i hope he still is. Some of the tunes are more than 25 years old now but still sound fresh, like they were made yesterday.Such relaxing beautiful music, i hope you enjoy it.
17 – 00:00 – Big Bud 1999 – Transmission – Good Looking Records 18 – 07:50 – Big Bud 1998 – Mr Nice – Good Looking Records 19 – 15:45 – Big Bud 1998 – Freedom – Good Looking Records 20 – 22:16 – Big Bud 1999 – Emotionography (Remix) – Good Looking Records 21 – 31:00 – MC Conrad 2001 – Dawn Of Harmony (Big Bud Remix) – Good Looking Records 22 – 37:30 – Big Bud 1999 – A Way of Life – Good Looking Records 23 – 44:10 – Omni Trio 1999 – Beyond The Fundamental (Big Bud Remix) – Moving Shadow Records 24 – 51:44 – Big Bud 1999 – Darker Then Blue – Good Looking Records 25 – 59:38 – Big Bud 1996 – Noodles – Vibez Recordings 26 – 1:04:10 – Manmade 1998 – Serendipity (Big Bud Remix) – Vibez Recordings 27 – 1:10:30 – Big Bud 1998 – Alzir – Good Looking Records 28 – 1:17:55 – Big Bud 1997 – Gi Getsu – Vibez Recordings 29 – 1:24:15 – Big Bud 1999 – Chill – Good Looking Records 30 – 1:32:36 – Big Bud 1996 – Millennium – Creative Source 31 – 1:39:00 – Big Bud 1999 – Pure – Good Looking Records 32 – 1:47:22 – Big Bud 1997 – Memories – Creative Source
My second mix on the Ear And Drum and it’s another one of my favorite artists Big Bud, Like to thank Woz again for hosting my mixes. Originally did this mix back in 2006 and it was about two and a half hours long but it was still missing some peoples favorite tracks from him and it was at 192 kbps and the sound quality wasn’t that great so i was reluctant to re-upload it when i was occasionally asked to. I’ve since bought the tracks that Were missing from the original mix and done the mix again but it turned out to be nearly four hours long so i decided to split it into two parts. This is obviously part 1, with part 2 to follow soon. Big Bud was OK with a mix of his tunes back in the day because they were all old tunes and not on his label, i hope he still is. Some of the tunes are more than 25 years old now but still sound fresh, like they were made yesterday. Such relaxing beautiful music, i hope you enjoy it.
01 – 00.00 – Big Bud 2000 – Millenium (Carlito Remix) – Creative Source 02 – 06:42 – Big Bud 1997 – Meltdown – Vibez Recordings 03 – 13:00 – Big Bud 1998 – Pistachio – Good Looking Records 04 – 20:30 – Big Bud 2001 – Indian Summer – Good Looking Records 05 – 27:50 – Big Bud 2000 – Hypnosis – Good Looking Records 06 – 34:30 – B.U.Z.Z. Feat. Sarah Morris 2003 – Fever (Big Bud Remix) – Full Fat 07 – 41:08 – Big Bud 1998 – Soulfood – Good Looking Records 08 – 49:00 – Big Bud 1995 – Fantasy – Creative Source 09 – 53:25 – Big Bud 2000 – Bluegrass – Good Looking Records 10 – 1:01:08 – Big Bud 2000 – High Times – Good Looking Records 11 – 1:07:34 – Aquasky 1996 – Tranquility (Big Bud rmx) – Moving Shadow Records 12 – 1:13:14 – Big Bud 1998 – Blue 52 – Good Looking Records 13 – 1:21:20 – Big Bud 1997 – Rafiki – Creative Source 14 – 1:27:40 – Big Bud 2000 – Listen – Good Looking Records 15 – 1:34:30 – Big Bud 1999 – State of Mind – Good Looking Records 16 – 1:42:36 – Big Bud 1998 – Mystique – Good Looking Records
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!
My first mix on the “Ear And Drum” and it’s from one of my favourite artists PFM, Iike to thank Woz for inviting me onto his site and for hosting my mixes. There are quiet a few artist from what people call ” The Golden Era Of Drum And Bass” who have left the scene Like Wax Doctor, Shogun/Artemis, Source Direct and Photek but thankfully PFM is still going and producing the same quality of music as he did back in the day. As the title suggests this is life after good looking.
Take three of the Wax Doctor series moving into peak energy. Some of these are considered classics like Offshore Drift, Heat, Spectrum and Kid Caprice (Funk Mix), but there are still a few surprises in here with aliases like Clone Inc., Bounty Killaz and Fallen Angels making an appearance.
The sound everyone goes to when they think of Wax Doctor is atmospheric or intelligent D&B. But as the second part of this mix proves, the man could flex a dark Amen belter when he had to, and they don’t come much harder than Logical Progression and his remix of Sounds of Life – Release the Bells.
Wax Doctor – Offshore Drift Wax Doctor – Finer Things Wax Doctor – Kid Caprice (Funk Mix) Wax Doctor – Atmospheric Funk Clone Inc. – Mood Swing Wax Doctor – Heat Wax Doctor – Spectrum St Germain – Alabama Blues (Wax Doctor Mix) Dave Angel – This is Disco (Wax Doctor Mix) Bounty Killaz – Silent Voices (Tango Mix) Fallen Angels – Frequency (Tango Remix) Wax Doctor – Logical Progression Sounds of Life – Release the Bells (Wax Doctor Remix)
Heading into the golden era of the mid-90s for the 2nd installment of my Wax Doctor series. Since declaring this a three part series I’ve discovered a few more Wax Doctor tracks squirreled away in my vinyl collection under different names. So I’ll be adding a 4th mix to the series just for good measure.
A lot of these tracks are Wax Doctor collaborating with Alex Reece under the Jazz Juice and Unit 1 pseudonyms (later to become Fallen Angels), or as Bounty Killaz with Ashley Browne AKA DJ Pulse. There are definitely different moods to the sound depending on who the good Doctor teamed up with, Unit 1 being a lot tougher than the jazz inspired Jazz Juice for example. But in the end all of these tracks are pure quality and more than worthy of getting another spin.
Wax Doctor – All I Need Jazz Juice – Detroit Jazz Juice – Jazz Juice Unit 1 – Untitled Unit 1 – Love Me DJ Pulse – Stay Calm (Bounty Killaz Remix) Jazz Juice – Move Your Body Wax Doctor – Step Bounty Killaz – Silent Voices Bounty Killaz – Do it Now! Bounty Killaz – Killa Instinct (Alex Reece Remix) Model 500 – I Wanna Be There (Wax Doctor Remix) Wax Doctor – Cool Breeze
Wax Doctor is a producer who has always been close to my heart. He was a breakbeat pioneer who blazed a melodic trail in the early 90s, along with the likes of Omni Trio and Alex Reece, that defined a generation of music. He had two records in the first ten Metalheadz releases, more pseudonyms than you can poke a stick at, and was in high demand as a remix artist in D&B most formative years.
This is the first part of three mixes I’m putting together to celebrate the life and works and of Wax Doctor. Starting out in 1993 with some of his earliest Breakbeat Hardcore tracks and moving into the mid-90s, where he found his musical feet and started making serious waves in the D&B scene.
Kev Bird & The Wax Doctor – T.B.N (Tough But Nice) Kev Bird & The Wax Doctor – Dark Matter ’93 Wax Doctor – Fallen Angels Fallen Angels – Hello Lover (DJ Hype Remix) DJ Pulse – Let You In (Wax Doctor Remix) Wax Doctor – The Step Model 500 – I Wanna Be There (Wax Doctor Remix) Wax Doctor – Cool Breeze Wax Doctor – The Spectrum Unit 1 – Atlantic Drama Alex Reece – Basic Principals (Wax Doctor Rollout) Fallen Angels – Taken Over Bounty Killaz – Do It Now! (DJ Pulse Remix) Sounds of Life – Release the Bells (Wax Doctor Remix) Alex Reece – Acid Lab (Wax Doctor Remix) Wax Doctor – Kid Caprice Lunar Funk – Spacewalk Wax Doctor – Never As Good
Recently PFM and 4Hero have remastered versions of some of their classic tunes that defined an era. PFM in the form of a bunch of singles and 4Hero with the re-release of their seminal LPs 2 Pages and Jacob’s Optical Stairway.
So what happens when you take two of D&B’s greatest acts and blend them together? Great things, that’s what!
PFM – For All of Us 4Hero – Universal Love (Single Version) 4Hero – Universal Love (Internal Affairs Mix) Jacob’s Optical Stairway – Majestic 12 Jacob’s Optical Stairway – Fragments of a Lost Language PFM – Is the Only and the One (Unreleased Original Full Length Version) Jacob’s Optical Stairway – The Naphosisous Wars 4Hero – One Final Hour Jacob’s Optical Stairway – Solar Feelings JMJ & Ritchie – Free La Funk (PFM Remix) 4Hero – Evacuation Plan PFM – Bonus Track PFM – Wash Over Me (Original Instrumental Version) Jacob’s Optical Stairway – Jacob’s Optical Illusion David Holmes – Gone (PFM Remix) Force of Nature – Cool Spot (PFM Remix) PFM – Dreams (Club Mix)
Atmospheric D&B has come roaring back with some of the scenes finest going back to their roots and producing some absolutely beautiful Intelligent style D&B. ASC, Equinox, Voyager, Seba and even PFM have been elevating the sound to new levels.
Not to be left out, newer heads such as Jrumhand, Earl Grey and even Metalheadz wunderkind Kid Drama are keeping up, bringing their own take to the classic Amen driven sound.
This is part two of my deep dive into obscure and rarer track from 1996. Last time we looked at Intelligent D&B and this is on a similar tip. While a lot of these tunes could be considered Intelligent, I think of them as even more chilled out.
Artists such as T-Power, B.L.I.M. and Kid Loops had their own take on the Intelligent sound that was less jazz focused and chopped up drum edits and more soulful cruising and laid back. Perfect for a couch session or recovery after the party is over.
Gangster Sound feat Mrs B – Paradise (Dangerous Mix)
Lunar Funk – Spacewalk
United Future Organisation – Loud Minority (Alex Reece Remix)
Kid Loops vs Cool Breeze – Shift Then Return
Universal Love – Deeply (Ryder’s Dream 128 Mix)
T-Power – The Inti Raymi (Remix)
B.L.I.M. – Jeamland
Herb E – Light (Darwin Mix)
Jodeci – Feenin’ (LTJ Bukem Remix)
Kid Loops vs Cool Breeze – The Valley
Kid Loops – Digital Breakdown
Kid Loops vs Cool Breeze – Five Seven Five Seven
Dave Wallace – Expressions Part 2
Mr Psyche – The Drop