Category Archives: 2021

Ear & Drum Session: 200 – Too Hungered Pt.1 & Pt.2

10+ years on and 200 Ear & Drum Sessions later here we are.

It took me a long time to figure out what I was going to do for the 200th installment of the Ear & Drum Sessions. Finally I hit upon taking it back to the beginning of the Ear & Drum and look at the much maligned 2000-2010 era of D&B. Talk to most headz and they’ll tell you this decade was the low point in D&B history, but like all sweeping statements this isn’t necessarily true.

As someone who has loved D&B since the beginning and never taken a break in over 25 years, I have always found tunes that have that special something to make me smile. This stands true even for D&B from the turn of the century. Artists like DKay, Klute, Marcus Intalex and Calibre made their names during this era churning out hit after hit and keeping it mighty real.

What you’re about to hear are the first two parts of a four part series looking back at the tunes I was playing during the noughties. Parts one and two look at 2000-05, with Part 1 one being the more melodic side of D&B at the time and Part 2 being the heavy hitters of the time.

Thanks to all of you who have supported me down the years and let me inflict my music taste on you. I hope you like this anniversary celebration and stick around for the next 200 mixes. Enjoy!

Too Hungered Pt.1 – 1.5hrs of melodic D&B from 2000-05

PFM – Cruising Detroit
Blame – Overhead Projections
Nasty Habits – Liquid Fingers
The Roots – You Got Me (Blu Mar Ten Remix)
D.Kay – Balearic Dream
Nu:Tone – Millie’s Theme
M.I.S.T., DJ Marky & XRS – Sunshine (Touch Me)
Calibre – It’s…
M.I.S.T. 7 High Contrast – 3am
DJ Marky & XRS – Closer
Everything But the Girl – Mirrorball (DJ Jazzy Jeff Sole Full Remix)
Jonny L – 2 of Us (Photek Remix)
Marcus Intalex & ST Flies – How You Make Me Feel
M.I.S.T. – Lover
Tomahawk – Until Dawn
4 Hero – 9 by 9 (M.I.S.T. Full Vocal Mix)
Klute – Part of Me
Logistics – Together

Too Hungered Pt.2 – 1hr+ of hard hitting D&B from 2000-05

Capone – Tudor Rose
Ed Rush & Optical – Rock Tha House
Jonny L – Trouble
Elementz of Noize – Guided by Lights
Photek – Baltimore
Influx UK – My Name is Universe
Sunchase – Next Rhythm
Seba & Paradox – Last Goodbye
DJ Kalm – Violet
Klute – Phone Call (Matrix Remix)
Amit – Roots
Teebee – The Force
Seba – Piemo for B
Influx UK – The Siren
Kiko – Passport

The Down Low: Session 047

It’s been a while since I’ve dropped a Down Low and this one is an eclectic mix of house, techno, breaks and even a trance classic in the form of Vapour Space’s – Gravitational Arch of 10. A tune which used to absolutely melt my mind on the dance floor back in the early 90s. Laurent Garnier has described it as the perfect Trance track and who am I to argue.

As with most Down Low Sessions, I’ve slotted in a few D&B artists takes on the lower BPMs and this one sees Sub Focus, Goldie, Photek and Joy Orbison all contribute 130bpm masterpieces to the vibe.

If you like pure electronic music I’m pretty confident you’ll love this, so enjoy.

The Down Low: Session 47 – 1hr of House, Techno, Breaks & Trance Classics

Sepalcure – The Warning
Numa Crew – BMX
Sub Focus – Out the Blue (Laidback Luke Remix)
DJ Technique – My Definition (Lee Coombs Acid House Remix)
Stanton Warriors & Tony Quatro feat. Eva Lazarus – Get Low (Infrakt Remix)
GLXY – The LP Track
Vapour Space – Gravitational Arch of 10
Goldie – Inner City Life (Binary State Remix)
Bob Sinclair – Save Our Soul (BT’s Re-edit)
DJ Converso – Erris
Dennis Ferrer – Hey Hey (DF’s Attention Vocal Mix)
Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You (Extended Version)
Billon feat. Maxine Ashley – Special (CamelPhat Remix)
Photek & Pinch – M25fm
Acid Metrick – Uppercut
Joy Orbison – Off Season
Stanton Warriors & Tony Quatro feat. Eva Lazarus – Get Low (UFO Project Remix)

DOA Infinite Mix 2021

12 DJs, 69 tunes and 3hrs of delicious Drum & Bass.

This is the result of a whole bunch of DOA’s finest mixing into each others sets. The result is a many and varied set that reflects each member involved and twists and turns in a way that always makes an infinite mix special.

DOA Infinite Mix 2021 •• 3hrs of D&B from the DOA All-stars.

Tracklisting:

@Thermal
Odysee – Like Jazz (Odysee)
Amalgam – Speak (Mettasonic)
Stunna feat. Christina Tamayo – Through the Distance (Liquid Drum + Bass 4 Autism)
Governmentfun – Flavour (Unsigned)

@AshyLarry
Mist:ical – Memory Jog
Calibre & Zero Tolerance – What I feel ft. Merci
Mutt – Salt
Marcus Intalex – Nebulous

@Phreeky
dBridge – Tear in Vain
Mark System – Rainfall
Zero T & Beta 2 – Misdemeanour
SCAR – Torn Apart
Rufige Kru – Is This Real

@Fortunecookie20
Tokyo Prose – Good Bye Hands
Omni Trio – Rogue Satellite
Seba – Curved Boundaries
Silent Dust – 1959 (Calibre Remix)
Workforce – In the Throes

@Nkrypth
Genom – Urei no Nakade
J:Kenzo – The Summoner
Quadrant & Iris – Twenty-Two
Nkrypth – Razorblade (2006 dub)
Mikal & Visionobi – 3rd Eye
Amoss – Magnum Meal
Blah – Snoring Panda
D-Struct & Jaise – Organism
Sayko – Solar Flare
Offish – Sunken Cities

@Donbeardo
Seba and DRS – Fade to Red (Soul:R)
Sal – Beskar (Commercial Suicide)
No Patterns – Lights (SINE)
Mappo and Addzy – Hypnosis (Incurzion Audio)
Creatures – Now or Never ft. Bluejay MC (Program)
Mosaic – Persuasion (31 Recordings)

@DNR
Watch the Ride – Skeematics
Sully – Up
@Soul Beat Runna – Fly by Wire
TeeBee – Blue Rose (Chrisp & TeeBee’s Lynched Remix)
Amoss – Speed Shades (Grey Code Remix)

@Genom Audio
Genom – Empty Phrase [Genom Audio]
Andrew Bobson – Disaster of Catacomb [Neurofunk Society of Poland]
Hatework Machine – Nanobugs (Genom Remix) [Genom Audio]
REDIRECT – Unconcern [Neurofunk Society of Poland]
Mad Noizze – Deception [Neurofunk Society of Poland]
Genom – Tokyo Station [Genom Audio]

@Grimstadt
Mando – Skill Gems
Dillinja – The Angels Fell
Lemon D – Two Techniques (Dillinja Remix)
-> Future Cut – Whiplash (Lemon D remix)
Dom + Optical – Rage Roll
Source Direct – Black Domina
Naphta – Soundclash 1 VIP
-> Klute – Take A Breath
Blocks & Escher – Broken (Paradox remix)
Marcus Intalex – Steady

@Johnny Clash
Calibre – Thirst Dub
L-Side feat MC Fats – Steppa Dub (Roots Mix)
Moresounds – Pure Niceness
Digital & Spirit – Original Rockers

@Craft 83
Madcap – Moroccan Sun
Break & Hydro – Deliverance
Marcus Intalex – The Guillotine
Nasty Habits – Shadow Boxing (The Remix)

@Wozowski
Workforce – Back Up
John B – Up All Night (Data 3 Remix)
Degs feat. Pola & Bryson – Sleepless (Bladerunner Version)
Buunshin – Descended
Mikal – Resampled

Ear & Drum Session: 199 – SUMMERY

It might be cold up north, but here in the southern hemisphere we’re in the middle of Summer and so I’ve thrown together a mix of tunes perfect for warm nights and even hotter days.

From Tokyo Prose, Alix Perez and BCee through to Calibre, Redeyes and Duoscience this is a good representation of who’s hot in the Liquid D&B scene right now. Special shout to Netsky for his take on the classic Everybody Love the Sunshine.

Summery – 1.5hrs of Liquid D&B

Machinedrum feat. Jesse Boykins III – Wait 4 U
Hiraeth – Greatest Day
DRS & Kid Drama – So High
Rowpieces & Monaco GZA feat. La Yee – Don’t You Never Go Away (Has Tempo Recall)
Shodan – Just You & Me
Goldie feat. Jose James – Truth (Zero T Remix)
Tokyo Prose – Jacknife
Alix Perez & Workforce – Distant Figures
Atlantic Connection – Refix (Instrumental)
Tokyo Prose – Gossamer
Acid_Lab – Distant Lights
BCee & Charlotte Haining feat. DRS – Love for the Fallen
Redicall – Transform
Monumental Banks – Loop Thinking
Mystific – The Sun (Mystical Sound Remix)
Duoscience – Bethesda
Alix Perez – Wondering at Loss
Calibre – Falls to You VIP
Redeyes – Delicate (Club Mix)
Redeyes – Slow Pace (Club Mix)
Atlantic Connection – Threshold
Physics – Crucify
Oat – What We Could Be
Duoscience – Emmaus
Alix Perez feat. Liam Bailey – Lost & Proud
Netsky, Daddy Waku & Chantal Kashala – Everybody Love the Sunshine

Ear & Drum Session: 198 – Four Stroke

First mix of 2021 is is the final in my 2-Step / Tech Step series looking back at 90s D&B Steppers. This one focuses on Jazz Step from the mid to late 90s featuring some amazing tunes from the likes of T.Power, B.L.I.M. and of course Photek.

Jazz Step was an avant-garde take on the 2-step sound, featuring a lot of live instrument samples such as sax, percussion and double-bass. Starting with Alex Reece’s – Pulp Fiction and closing out with Roni Size’s – Brown Paper bag, the style didn’t really survive the turn of the millennium. But that didn’t stop Jazz Step from having some of the most forward thinking and innovative tunes of the 90s.

Four Stroke – 1hr of Classic Jazz Step

Flex Camp – Style Wars
T.Power – Police State (Native Bass Edit)
Unguided Lights – Deep Blue ‘C”
Minx – Take Me To Summer (N Jay Remix)
B.L.I.M. – Their Culture
Hydro – Tha’ Bomb Shit
Elizabeth Troy – Let Me Be (L Double Remix)
N-Jay – Enceptia
N-Jay – Jazz 163
T.Power – Refraction Edit
B.L.I.M. – Jeamland 96
Morf – Spell
Photek – The Rain (Photek Remix)
Hidden Agenda – Dispatches #1
Elementz of Noise – Astral