Posts Tagged ‘ Ear & Drum Session

Last Gasp – Ear & Drum Session 57

Well summer has wrapped up for another year in the Nothern Hemisphere which means most the big festivals has once again come and gone. It also means festival season is about to hit down under. I wouldn’t describe this as strictly a festival set, but it is the closest I’ll ever come to playing the ‘big tunes’ from the festival season. It is also the first long form mix I’ve done in quite a while, as I figured I may as well get it all out of my system in one big hit.

So if you are missing the summer just gone, or looking forward to the oncoming season this is the mix for you. 🙂

Last Gasp – 2hrs of 2011 Summer Tunes

Fostec – Future Motion
Sundancer – Hold On
Flaco – Thunder
London Elektricity – Invisible Worlds (B Complex Remix)
Subsense & Defence – Road 2 Zyon
Friction – Someone (Feat. Mclean) (The Prototypes Remix)
London Elektricity – The Plan That Cannot Fail (Logistics Remix)
Physics – Party Starter
Getz – Keep On Loving Me
Calibre – Hummer
Marco Del Horno ft Emi Green – This Town is Ours (S.P.Y Remix)
Feint – My Sunset
Calibre – Touch Me
Metrik – More Than Words
London Elektricity – Elektricity Will Keep Me Warm (S.P.Y Remix)
London Elektricity – Yikes! (Lung Remix)
Metrik – T1000
Bungle – The Siren
S.P.Y – By Your Side (Logistiics Remix)
Eveson – Marley VIP
BCee – Glitter Balls
Genotype – Bass Fight
The Prototypes – Evolution (feat. Darison)
Friction – Flip The Page
Electrosoul System – Aquatique
Command Strange – Shine
Templecloud – One Big Family (Dexcell’s 7am Remix)
Bass Divison – Good Thoughts Good Things
London Elektricity – U Gottah Be Crazy (Enei Remix)
Naibu – Use of Weapons
ICR – Love, Hate and Between
ShockOne feat. Phetsta – Crucify Me (Part 1 Extended DnB Mix)
ShockOne – Polygon (Dirtyphonics Remix)

Shadow Wax Vol.3: Moving Shadow 94-95 – Ear & Drum Session 56

Part 3 of my Moving Shadow retrospectives, this time looking at the Intelligent sound from 1994-95. EZ Rollers, DJ Pulse, JMJ & Ritchie and, in particular, Omni Trio were absolutely on fire. The complexity of the beats and the melodies layered over the top of them are some of the best from that era, and if you love the Amen break as much as I do then you’re in for a treat.

Shadow Wax Vol.3 – 1hr+ of Moving Shadow Intelligence from 94-95

EZ Rollers – Rolled Into One
Omni Trio – Renegade Snares (Foul Play VIP Mix)
Omni Trio – Renegade Snares (Rob’s Reconstruction Mix)
DJ Pulse – Return Voyage (Pulse & Stretch Remix)
JMJ & Ritchie – Free La Funk
JMJ & Ritchie – Free La Funk (PFM Remix)
DJ Pulse – Let You In
Omni Trio – Nu Grooves ’94
Blame & Justice – Anthemia
Foul Play – Artificial Intelligence
Omni Trio – Together
Omni Trio – Rollin’ Heights (More Strings Attached Mix)
Foul Play – Music Is The Key (Omni Trio Remix)
Omni Trio – Soul Prominade
Omni Trio – Soul Freestyle
omni Trio – Ghost Rider
Cloud Nine – Blissful Ignorance
Foul Play – Being With You (Hopa & Bones Remix)
JMJ & Ritchie – Universal Horn

Daybreaks – Ear & Drum Session 55

Seems like ages since I’ve thrown down a mix. This time around I bring you the best tracks for June and July in one handy set. So many big tunes in here I don’t know where to start.

High lights for me definitely are Marcus Intalex’s ‘Meltdown 2012’ which is such a great intro tune, obviously J Majik & Wickerman’s ‘Old Headz’ which everyone is going nuts over and Ill Skills & S.P.Y’s Detroit inspired ‘This is Why’. Honorable mentions got to L F Foe – I Won’t Be Alone, Wilkinson – Overdose and the dirty Lynx & Hellrazor – Epsilon 10.

Daybreaks – 1hr+ of the latest tracks for June & July

Marcus Intalex – Meltdown 2012 (feat. Calibre)
Brookes Brothers – Tears You Down
J Majik & Wickerman – Old Headz
InsideInfo – Honey Bee
Roger Sanchez & Far East Movement – 2gether (Cyantific & Wilkinson Remix)
Wilkinson – Every time
J Majik & Wickerman – Ritual
L F Foe – I Won’t Be Alone
Amit – 9 times (feat. Rani)
Devine Elements – Everlasting
Loadstar – BLVD
Kubiks & Sicko – Honeybee
DJ Marky & S.P.Y – Mystic Sunset
Ill Skills & S.P.Y – This is Why
DMT – Come To Me
Technicolour & Komatic – Changeling
Wilkinson – Overdose
Ink – World Turns (feat. Perpetuum)
Brookes Brothers – Daybreak (feat. Tasha Baxter)
Lynx & Hellrazor – Epsilon 10
Lenzman – Broken Dreams

Deep Down – Ear & Drum Session 54

It’s no secret I am a big fan of the deeper sounds of D&B, and as the music has evolved it seems more and more producers and heads are turning to the deep side. This batch of tunes is a good spread of what is great about the deep rolling sound at them moment.

Marcus Intalex deserves a special mention for his debut LP ’21’ as does Mr Jospeh with his ‘What a Lovely Time It Was’ LP also on debut. June Miller as always brings space and depth to the music, Eastcolors to has a very deft touch and Ill Skillz & S.P.Y provide my favourite track in this mix the Chicago tinged ‘This is Why’

Deep Down – 1hr of Deep D&B from 2011

June Miller – Isis
DJ Ded – Just Funk
Eastcolors – Taken
Chooga – I Remember All
Mr Joseph – Teardrop
Mr Joseph – Necessary
Fabels & Express – Safe in Orbit (Eastcolors Remix)
Synth Sense, Anile & Rose – Seeking You
Koto – The Intermission
Ill Skillz & S.P.Y – This is Why
Marcus Intalex – Celestial Navigation (Feat. S.P.Y)
Total Science & S.P.Y Feat. Kevin King – Past Lives
Blueprint – Lost Notes (Stunna’s Found Notes Remix)
Artificial Intelligence – Stand Alone
Lenzman – More Than I Can Take (Enei Remix)
Amit – Doomed Youth

Call the Ambience – Ear & Drum Session 53

Ambient D&B has come a long way in the past few years. Helped by it’s close neighbour Minimal, the deeper ambient sounds have come out from being hidden on the second CD of albums and the B-sides of records to being almost a genre within it’s own right. There are now labels devoted to this style of D&B and producers such as June Miller and Bop are getting the props they rightly deserve for writing beautiful but downbeat tunes.

This is a selection of the deepest most chilled tracks I could find in my collection. No dance floor frenzy with this one, just kick back and close your eyes as the music floats you away to another time and space.

Call the Ambience – 1hr+ of Ambient Drum & Bass from 2011

Amit – Dream Sequence
June Miller – Cave In
B Cloud – Flying in a Dream
Marc Atmost – Disappear
Kogyo – Time
Synkro – Open Arms
Subwave & Stop Thinking – Plastic Heart
Scuba – In_2
Amit – Lullaby For Yerma (feat. Rani)
Oleg Sirenko – Drops
SooSLiX – When the Ocean Sleeps
Bop – The Amazing Adventures of One Curious Pixel
Viktor Gradov – The Space Wanderer
Bop – Extraterrestrial Creatures Are Stealing You From Me From The Bedroom (ft. Bev Lee Harling)
Metrik – Ocean Drive
Technicolour – Permafrost
Pag – North
Bop – Irreversible
Bop – My Heart Is In a Freezer
Project-Scorpion – In Depths of Ocean

Good Noodle – Ear & Drum Session 52

Liquid has been making a big comeback lately after a period of being noodly for want of a better word. But it seems the rolling b-lines that have been infecting a lot of D&B has crept into the liquid genre, and with some great results.

Intelligent Manners are on form of late ‘Come Show Me’ and ‘Black Tea’, Seba continues his complete ownership of D&B with Mr Downstairs and Legion’s ‘Both Sides’ is for me one of THE tracks of the year so far.

Good Noodle – 1hr of 2011 Liquid

Despot – Winteria (Flame Remix)
Intelligent Manners – Black Tea
Skyweep Feat. Sunset Cafe & Katie Epworth – Laight of Day (Mage Remix)
Intelligent Manners – Come Show Me
London Elektricity – The Plan That Cannot Fail
Seba & Method One – Mr Downstairs
DJ DNS – On in 2010
Mute & Mako – Astral Transmissions
Command Strange & Intelligent Manners – Talking About Love
Majestics – Don’t Lie
Subreachers – Elysian Fields
MJT & Wreckage Machinery – November
MJT & Wreckage Machinery – Colours (First Take Bonus Version)
Majestics – In My Heart (feat Flower)
Kevin Rudolph feat. Lil Wayne – I Made It (Rockwell Dub Remix)
Mutt vs Million Stylez – Miss Fatty Bootleg
Legion – Both Sides (feat. Adam Wright)

Shadow Wax Vol.2: Moving Shadow 91-93 – Ear & Drum Session 51

Part 2 of the on-going Shadow Wax series looking at all things Moving Shadow. This mix lifts the BPM a little one the first installment as we head into the 160bpm+ zone.

Amazing producers as you would expect with JMJ & Ritchie (aka EZ Rollers), Blame, Mixrace, D’Cruze, Omni Trio and a whole host more making an appearance. I’ve tried to slip in some lesser known tracks and rare remixes to keep it interesting, but it’s a Moving Shadow mix so you know it is all good.

Hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I did mixing it.

Shadow Wax Vol.2: Moving Shadow 91-93 – More hardcore from the Moving Shadow vaults

JMJ & Ritchie – Hall Of Mirrors (Omni Trio Mirror Image Mix)
Blame – A21
Mixrace – Mixrace Outta Hand
D’Cruze – Want You Now (DJ SS & E.Q. Remix)
JMJ & Ritchie – Case Re-Opened (Deep Blue Brought To Trial Mix)
Joint – The Joint
Omni Trio – Thru The Vibe (2 On 1 Mix)
Higher Sense – Cold Fresh Air
Hyper On Experience – Lord of Null Lines
Blame – This Piano Track (2 Bad Mice Remix)
Foul Play – Finest Illusion (Legal Mix)
Foul Play – Open Your Mind
Omni Trio – Renegade Snares (Foul Play Remix)
Hyper-On Experience – Lords Of The Null-Lines (Foul Play Remix)
Hyper-On Experience – Thunder Grip
Hyper-On Experience – Disturbance (Tango Remix)
Deep Blue – The Helicopter Tune
Omni Trio – Feel Good (Original In Demand Mix)
Boogie Times Tribe Feat. Q Bass – Real Hardcore

Concrete Waterfall – Ear & Drum Session 50

Well I finally made it to number 50 in the Ear & Drum Sessions, now onto number 100 I guess.

This time around we are focusing in on the latest in tunes for 2011 and their are some absolute belters. Kicking off with Paul B’s – This is the Girl which is the best intro track I have heard in a looong time. Dark, trippy beats with a haunting bell that cuts through it, I love this track.

There are a few tracks from the Nu Blood 011 LP which really hold up well in the mix, plus the best bits from Nu:Tones album get a rinse out. Other big tracks for me are Icicle feat. SP MC – Dreadnaught, Gappa G & Lucky B – Ubiquity and Command Strange – Motion. But to be honest, it is all good stuff in this mix.

2011 is shaping up to be a to year for D&B, with a really deep, rolling sound cutting across all the genres. Lot’s of melody and vocals too, which is never a bad thing in book. Hope you enjoy mix #50.

Concrete Waterfall – 1hr of new beats for 2011

Paul B – This is the Girl
Physics – The Business
Rawtekk – Snowflakes
Anile – Change of Direction
Seba – Nostalgia
Seba & Paradox – The Light
Icicle feat. SP MC – Dreadnaught
Nu:Tone – Set Me Free
Gappa G & Lucky B – Ubiquity
Lenzman – Masquerade (Die, Interface & William Cartwright Remix)
Seba – Vanity
N4m3 – Make Your Soul Open For The Road On Imagination
Nu:Tone – Coming Back
Nu: Tone – The First Time
Stanza – Number Gas
Command Strange – Motion
Nusense & NC-17 – Dirty
Furi Anga – The Lycaon
Magnetic Man – Perfect Stranger (dBridge Remix)

Shadow Wax Vol.1: Moving Shadow 91-93 – Ear & Drum Session 49

Moving Shadow are without a doubt the label I have bought the most releases from. When the label folded in 2008 I felt like a part of Drum & Bass had died. Rob Playford’s label has had more outstanding releases from more heavy hitting producers than any other, and their influence on broken beats since 1990 can not be ignored. Their logo has the words ‘world domination’ written around it, and I think as a label they achieved this.

In the early days when I was cutting my teeth on rave tunes Moving Shadow had some of the deepest, roughest and most danceable tunes on the scene. Rob Playford as 2 Bad Mice (along with Sean O’Keeffe & Simon Colebrooke) was killing it with Bomb Scare, an anthem so large it still influences producers and gets sampled today. Blame’s – Music Takes You and Omni Trio’s – Mystic Stepper pretty much kicked off the lighter and more musical Intelligent genre of Jungle and D&B. And Kaotic Chemistry’s – Illegal Subs showed just how catchy and devastating Breakbeat Hardcore really could be.

This mix is the beginning of a series that will take you through 15+ years of Moving Shadow History. It is going to be long and god knows how many parts there will be to it, because as a label Moving Shadow have literally thousands of releases. But one thing I do know is that the mixes are going to be quality and the music exceptional.

Shadow Wax Vol.1 – 1hr of Moving Shadow from 91-93

Cosmos & Dibs – Oh So Nice
2 Bad Mice – 2 Bad Mice
Cosmos & Dibs – Star Eyes
2 Bad Mice – Ware Mouse
2 Bad Mice – Bomb Scare
2 Bad Mice – 2 Bad Mice (Remix)
Tone Def – Big Love (Love Mix)
Sci – Uprising
Blame – Music Takes You (Original Version)
Blame – Ecstasy Takes You
Blame – Music Takes Two
Blame – Piano Takes You
Hyper On Experience – H.E. Anthem
Kaotic Chemistry – Space Cakes
Omni Trio – Mystic Stepper (Feel Better)
Kaotic Chemistry – Illegal Subs (Krome & Time Remix)
Blame – 2 Bad Mice Take You

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