Below Me – Ear & Drum Session 87

Back to the deep end with this mix with some old classics thrown in for good measure, like Rockwell’s smasher from last year ‘4U’ and a Sade meets Dillinja mix using LSB’s bootleg of ‘Ordinary Love’ and Capone’s bass terror classic ‘Tudor Rose’.

There’s lots of new stuff going on too with Seba’s new LP getting a rinsing on ‘What’s Your Fantasy’ and the mighty ‘Balance of Power’, plus load of new tracks from Om Unit and Furi Anga to name just a few.

I guess the biggest change on this mix is the equipment it was mixed on. Adding to Serato and my 1200s I now have a digital mixing set up that allows me to add a few extra tricks to the mixing arsenal. Tell me if you can hear the difference.

Below Me – 1+hr of Deep D&B

Reso – Simple Pleassures (Om Unit Remix)
Bungle – Aura
Frederic Robinson – Mood Swings
Rockwell – 4U
Seba – What’s Your Fantasy
Genotype – A Few Too Many
Om Unit – Ulysses
Flosstradamus – Rollup (Bauer Remix)
Furi Anga – The Day My Unicorn Died
Furi Anga – Anerio
Om Unit – Dark Sunrise (feat. Tamara Blessa)
DuoScience – Sanai
Distal – Nose Handy
Dub Phizix & Skittles – I’m a Creator
Physical Illusion & Kryptomedic – We Feeling What We Doing
Furi Anga – Zero Charisma
Sade – No Ordinary Love (LSB Bootleg)
Capone – Tudor Rose
Photek – Shape Charge
Seba – Balance Of Power

Call the Ambience 5: Deep Sedation – Ear & Drum Session 86

Bringing the ambient vibes back on this one. There are a few of the usual suspects in the form of ASC, Furi Anga & Synkro. But also a good crop of newer headz who are popping up regularly now with quality output such as Om Unit (killing it lately), Stray and Actraiser who has been pumping out awesome Bass Music tunes too. Hopefully this with fulfil those with a hankering for some float tank D&B and send you on a journey. Enjoy.

Call the Ambience 5: Deep Sedation – 1hr of Ambient D&B

ASC – Reality Check (Method One Remix)
Bungle – Aura
Nu:Logic – Escape Pod (Interlude)
Seba Feat. Robert Manos – Madness
Om Unit – Ulysses
Instra:mental & dBridge – White Snares
Synkro – Acceptance
Furi Anga – The Day My Unicorn Died
Ulrich Schnauss & ASC – 77
Stray – When It Rains
Furi Anga – DOwn Where the Whispers Scream
Biome – Coincidence
Furi Anga – Underwater Maze
Bachelors of Science – Upside Down
Actraiser – Star Chaser

Low Profile – Down Low Session: 004

Another Bass Music mix from the pfradio archives. Once again a lot of D&B artists flexing their slower BPM muscle such as Synkro, Actraiser, Unquote, Eveson and Rockwell. This one has a UK Garage and Dub flavour to it, so if you like hitting the dance floor with a blunt in your mouth you’ll love this one.

The Down Low Session: 004 – 1hr of Bass Music.

Synkro – Spirals
Skream – Copy Cat feat. Kelis
Loefah – Truly Dread
Synkro – Dub Specialist
Actraiser – Phantomile
Al-pha-X – Floating In My Time Machine
Davwuh – Kowloon Haze
Flame & B Cloud – Blue Lines (B Cloud Remix)
Jay 5ive & Kromester – Deepest Fears
KeOSz & Trilo – Last Hope
Unquote – Cold Tenderness
Eveson – Life in the Balance (140 Reprise)
Rockwell feat. Kito & Sam Frank – Childhood Memories (Teeth Remix)
Synkro – You Don’t Know
DJG – NYC
Fybe:One – Eyes Open

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

Beautiful Music – Ear & Drum Session 85

There is so much lush D&B about at the moment that I had to throw together a set of melodic and liquid tunes. Fokuz Recordings and Influenza Media have been smashing out high quality liquid for many a year, but seem to recently have stepped up to a new level of melody magic as has S.P.Y, DJ Clart and Intelligent Manners. Not to be out done Bungle, with his sublime track Aura, has come up with one of the tunes of the year for me so far.

Lots of people deride liquid for being too generic over the last few years, but I think this selection shows that as a genre it still has a lot kick left in the bass bins.

Beautiful Music – 1hr+ of D&B Lushness

Bungle – Aura
Frederic Robinson – Mood Swings
Pluton & Skyer – Cosmic Rain
Naibu – Fireflies (Light Mix)
Nu:Logic – Morning Light
S.P.Y – You
Seba Feat. Kirsty Hawkshaw – Nothing Can Relpace
Bachelors of Science Feat. Ben Soundscape & Kemo – Ainokea
Data – Vice
Intelligent Manners – Move Me
DJ Clart & Reza – The Chances (Vocal Version)
Intelligent Manners – Tonight feat. Command Strange
Phil Tangent – Restitution
Kelle – Eternia
S.P.Y – Future Tense feat. Jo-S
Rowpieces – Cosmic Junk
Shuwa – Inversion
Intelligent Manners & Command Strange – Do It All Night feat. Pouyah
Tokyo Prose – Raised by Wolves
Furney – Charlotte’s Song

The Melt – The Melt Compilation Vol.1

Been absolutely ages since I’ve put up any news on here, let alone some free tracks, and I promise in the future I’ll try harder to seek out some good stuff for you guys. Like this compilation from The Melt! So basically I know nothing about this label or the artists other than it is wicked music well worth downloading, especially considering the asking price. I’ll leave it to the labels PR to do the talking…

Since our beginning, we’ve been consistently crossing paths with talented artists one way or another. Whether it was from them playing one of our shows, or us finding them on the web, we’ve found something we love about everyone on here. The Melt Compilation Vol. 1 is a collection of songs from these artists alongside all five of our residents who include Gossamer, Moiety, Snorlax, FuzZ, Kloud, and Djemba Djemba. The styles incorporated within the compilation span one too many sub-genres too mention. The release itself is a result of the growing community of talent that we find ourselves in each day. We’re grateful to be a part of such a progressive movement of artists who are paving new paths and we look forward to being here to watch the growth continue. Download/stream the entire compilation for free!

You can download The Melt Compilation Vol.1 from HERE.

Tracklist
01) Deebs – Alibi
02) C.Z. – Lovin Your Smile
03) Color Plus – Lower Level
04) Queen Leaf – Paraquiesce
05) RAJA – Arrowhead Moon Rind
06) Colta – Corduroy
07) Moiety – Motives
08) Wondr – Bolex
09) Gossamer – Griot
10) Munno – Playin You
11) Agendas – Swimming
12) Djemba Djemba – Stahp
13) Obey City – That Molly
14) FuzZ – Flowers
15) Taquwami – Hate Winter
16) Snorlax – Conga
17) Mohegan Son – Tomahawk
18) Kloud – Ceremonies
19) The Range – Sonica

Low Profile – Down Low Session: 002

The second installment of my side project for Phuture Frequency Radio – The Down Low Sessions. This one is even deeper and dubbier than the first. If you want to stay ahead of the game you can subscribe to the podcast at Phuture Frequency which will be a month ahead of what is posted here at the Ear & Drum. Big ups to Guy Andrews and all his help with getting this up and running.

The Down Low: Session 002 – 1hr of Deep Bass Music

Basic Soul Unit – Across The Room
Kromestar & Jay 5ive – Try Harder
Box Mouse – 5.37am On The Tube
Actraiser – Smoke Rings
Ground Hero – Seashell
Ill-Esha – Black Ice (BinZer0 Remix)
Vital & Hubb – The Art of Alone (Ambiante Remix)
Odyssia – Eternal
Actraiser – Midnight Sonata
Davwuh – Kowloon Haze
Kromester – Mental Universe
miKrodot – Chems & Hard Feelings
Justin Martin – Molokini (French Fries Remix)
Actraiser – Solstice
Kromestar & Jay 5ive – Words
Actraiser – Illuminati

Shadow Wax 7: 1996 Chilled Intelligence Part 2 – Ear & Drum Session 84

The next installment of the Shadow Wax series sees 1996 era EZ Rollers, Flytronix, JMJ & Ritchie, PFM, Omni Trio, Blame, Aquasky & Carlito all in a single mix. Quality tunes made by quality producers from D&B’s best quality era.

Shadow Wax 7: 1996 Chilled Intelligence – 1hr of Moving Shadow

EZ Rollers – Droppin’ Science Pt2 (EZ Remix)
Flytronix & JMJ – In Too Deep
Universal – Altitude
PFM – Language of Love
JMJ – Gravitational Pull
Omni Trio – The Elemental
JMJ & Ritchie – True Colours
Omni Trio – Trippin’ on Broken Beats (Carlito Mix)
Omni Trio – Soul of Darkness (Promenade 96 Rollout)
PFM – The Eleventh Hour
Omni Trio – Serpent Navigators
Blame – Neptune
Aquasky – Tranquility (Big Bud Remix)
Carlito – Cascade
Omni Trio – Who Are You? (Aquasky Remix)

Introducing Low Profile and the Down Low Sessions – Down Low Session: 001

As some of you may know I’ve recently moved from Perth to Hobart and had to drop my long running radio show on RTRfm. Having done the show for over 15 years I yearned for something to fill the gap in my life giving up radio in Perth had left me with. So, thanks to the wonderful and talented Guy Andrews at Phuture Frequency Radio I have started up a new monthly radio show/podcast.

It’s a bass music session devoted to the deeper and dubbier side of all things bass, and will feature a lot of different genres including techno, dubstep, house, UK garage to name just a few. I’ll be posting up the older archives here, but if you want to keep up with the very latest then you’ll have to listen via Phuture Frequency Radio or subscribe to the podcast.

The Down Low – Session 001

Utah Jazz – Atmospheric Interlude
Mac Cooper – Harmonisch Serie
Photek – No Agenda
Photek & Pinch – M25fm
Kosheen – Addict
Giriu Dvasios – Trauka
Trevino – Lag
Photek – Signals
FaltyDL – Open Space
Bonobo – Eyedown (ft Andrea Triana & DELS)
Panda – Leaving Amsterdam
Photek – 101 (Boddikas Drum Machine Remix)
DJG – Say Something
Justin Martin – Molokini (French Fries Remix)
Photek – 101
Klute – Torrential Pain
Photek – Quadrant
Photek – Closer

Hyper Critical – Ear & Drum Session 83

It’s been a long time since I’ve done an all label mix here on the the Ear & Drum, but I figured it was high time to give one of my favourite labels a spin. Ever since their original releases Critical Recordings has always been on of those labels you could rely on to put out interesting and well produced music. Brainchild of the ever present Kasra, the label’s exceptional quality control and cutting edge producer roster has seen it become one of D&B true modern day success stories. Even when vinyl labels were dropping like flies a few years back, Critical has managed to not only survive but grow stronger in the face of adversity.

Having seen such producers as Vectorburn, Mathematics, Ill Skillz, Calibre, Breakage, Chris SU, Bungle, Silent Witness, Icicle, Spectrasoul, Break, Rockwell, Stray, Sabre & Enei all put out quality tracks on the label, their stable list reads like a who’s who of modern D&B production. This mix covers the last 2 years of output from the label, but if your are interested in catching up on the back catalogue then I strongly suggest you look into purchasing their recently released Critical X compilation which celebrates the best releases from the past ten years.

Hyper Critical – 1hr of Critical Recordings

Rockwell – Underpass
Sabre, Stray & Halogenix – Oblique
Seba & Paradox – The Light
Bladerunner – Back to the Jungle
Enei & MC DRS – Obsession (Foreign Concept Remix)
Enei feat. Eastcolours – 2012
Enei feat. Kemo – Saligia
Kasra & Enei – So Real
Dub Phizix feat. Fox – Never Been
Calibre – Smooth Baby
Sabre & Riya – Injustice
Foreign Concept & Riya – Affliction
Enei & MC DRS – Obsession
Kasra & Jubei – the Rift
Lenzman – More Than I Can Take (Enei Remix)