DnB History

23 Jul

Being a raver/dj is a time in my life that I will never forget.  I made so many amazing friends and enjoyed every moment of it.  One of the best things that came out of that period of time is my record collection.  About 19 years of dope tracks that are all my favourites.

Telling me to pick one as my fave is pure cruelty so I always preface it with “for today.”  I do that with my students too, I tell them they can tell me what their fave thing in whatever the category is, just for today and it’s okay if it changes tomorrow, so no one feels left out.  LOL.

My set up is in the basement at my mum’s house and as I wait to leave for Japan I have impromptu bedroom dance/mix parties probably about 4 times a week.  It always makes me happy.  I have so many good records.  I could mix for days and be in constant bliss.

As I tell you frequently, I am no way remotely up to date with what goes on in dnb land today.  I tune in every once in a while and get updates from my friends that are still a part of the scene and I’m content with that. My friend Judi (one of my amazing raving buddies I have been fortunate to make of the past 2 decades) posted this link to a Dara article from DAD on 20 years of drum n bass and it brought back so many memories.

I have so many crazy/hilarious/classic/monumental/epic stories from my raving/djing/promoting days, I would love to sit down with the younguns today and hear what their stories are like.  Mainly just because I’m nosy and I don’t really live that life anymore so I instead like to live vicariously through others.  ;)

Anyways, check out the article.  Peep the tracks.  Good read.

20 Years of Drum and Bass History in 20 Tracks

**  EZ Rollers – Tough At The Top is one of the tracks Dara chose.  There are some records that I don’t own and they are the ones that haunt you every time you hear them.  I own the original and it’s extremely wonderful but I also really love the Origin Unknown Remix and never got it.  I always think that I will spend one day trolling for the copious amounts of tunes I don’t own but then I go back to living my regular life and forget about it.  I am going to Discogs to buy this tune the second I finish this post though.  LOL. **

The 2nd drop is ridiculous.  I know for a fact I hugged many a speaker brocking out to that drop. It’s really what this remix is all about cuz the part before that is pretty tame.  Loves it.

 

Student Life

12 Jul

I didn’t disappear.  I’ve been tucked away studying Japanese.  I’ve actually been quite disciplined.  I wake up, work out and then put myself in school for about 5 hours.  I was never a good student and still am not, but one thing I definitely know is the benefit of understanding the structure of the language of the students I’m teaching.  It helps immensely in the classroom because you can predict their errors, so I’m grinning and bearing it.

Summer is coming along nicely, it’s going by so fast though!  3 more weeks and then I’m off to Japan.  I’m beside myself trying to figure out how one packs to go away for one year.  I feel like I had become quite good at the short stays.  6 months is nothing.  You know you’ll be back soon enough so you just make sure you have enough clothes and little trinkets that will help you create a home away from home.  1 year though, you try and make sure you bring your home with you.  They recommend that I don’t bring too much stuff with me and buy stuff there and then get my family to ship stuff to me…   um that won’t work for me.  I’m not rich.  It’s so expensive to ship stuff to other countries.  I sent a small box of clothes to my cousin in London which had like 5 things I got for her kiddos at Target and it cost $50.  I’d rather pay for the extra suitcase now instead.

Anyways, enough whinging.  I was just letting you know what I’ve been up to.  I haven’t really been finding any mixes that I felt like I would die if I didn’t share with you, hence the lack of posts.  I’ve just been listening to old stuff.  I love the feeling of reintroducing old tunes to the rotation.  So many fond memories.

I’m going to Chicago today to visit the homies.  Came across this Soultec mix.  I haven’t listened to it yet but the tracklist looks decent and I usually like Soultec mixes so hopefully this adds some joy to my roadtrip. :)

Soultec – Sheer Velocity Recordings Mix Vol. 4

Tracklist

Bank – An Empty Dream – SVr Dub
Lenzman – Just Cant Take feat. Drs – Metal Headz
Alix Perez – Crooklyn – Soul:r
Glen E Ston & Flaco – Journey – Dub
Subsid – Single Hand – SVr Dub
Lenzman – Through My Eyes – Metal Headz
Soligen & Type 2 – Can’t Go – Celsius
Broken Drum – Smile (Random Movement Remix_ – SVR Dub
Calibre – Chances – SIgnature
Strengthen Your Mind (Level 2 D&B Remix) -Free
Spective – Warmth of Sunshine – Soul Deep Dub
LSB – Leave – soul:r
Atlantic Connection & Redeyes – Can’t Hide – Westbay International
Soul Intent – Far Out Funk – Dub
MJT – Fuego – SVr Dub
Jaybee – Mixed Company – SVr Dub

Summertime DnB

16 Jun

I’m currently in New Jersey visiting family.  My brother’s house is in quite a rural area, so I’ve been enjoying the open fields, deer, sheep and duck families crossing my path as I run every morning.  I’ve especially been enjoying running with dnb blasting on my ipod in the hot weather.  Yay for summer!

This gem popped up in the shuffle and it was definitely the highlight of yesterday’s run.

Also, I never met a Lenzman mix I didn’t like and with his album launch, there are definitely plenty of them going around.

Enjoy.

 

Phil Tangent – Treasure Island x Breeze Promo Mix

9 Jun

So I’m back in Wisco.

For the longest time I really disliked Madison.  Growing up in  London made it really hard to embrace this 250,000+ city.  I still find it too small but at the same time I’ve learned to appreciate it.  It’s so beautiful and it’s not everyday you get to be surrounded by lakes and trees.  After being in Indonesia I adopted this new found love for the outdoors and Wisconsin offers all those pleasures.

I remember when I first moved here from Chicago I kept mistaking the bunny rabbits that you see constantly for rats.  LOL.  They are everywhere and I wasn’t used to seeing so many of them at night.  Just the other day there was a gigantic turkey just kicking it on our street.  It’s even more beautiful in the summer.  I’m going to enjoy my 8 weeks home. :

I’m particularly enjoying running outdoors with my ipod blasting and listening to these gems. ;)

Phil Tangent – Treasure Island x Breeze Promo Mix

 

 

01. Phil Tangent – Remembrance
02. Malaky – Right Now
03. Phil Tangent – Clouded Judgement
04. Pennygiles & Ed:it – Set Theory
05. Maurs – Stand
06. Enei – Woodrunner
07. Redeyes – Feeling This Way
08. Detail & Tiiu – Days Go By
09. Rahmanee – The Stopper
10. Digital – Archive
11. Physics – Dreamworld (dBridge Remix)
12. Ivy Lab – Live On Your Smile
13. Hyroglifics & Philth – The Forest
14. Rahmanee – Reprezent
15. Xtrah – No Good
16. Phil Tangent – Pale Into Insignificance

Jet Lag

4 Jun

Made it back.  Horrid journey with lots of unnecessary drama but had loads of mixes to keep me company.  Hello America, I missed you. xoxo

On another note, there are so so many bangers out right now.  As I listened to mix after mix I kept writing down tracks that I wanted to post about and the list got really long.  Summer is off to a good start! 

Downloaded this one back in April but only got a chance to listen to it yesterday.  Totally worth the wait.  What an enjoyable mix. :)

Tracklist: 
Level 2 ft Grimm – You & Me (dub)
Seismix – On Earth (Rush Recs)
Submorphics – Burning Love (Lenzman Remix) (Liquid V Dub)
Spectrasoul – The Gift (Shogun)
Sub Focus – Close (Ivy Lab Remix) (RAM Dub)
Young:G – Predator (Syndrome)
DJ Chap – Terrorist (V Dub)
Submotion Orchestra – It’s Not me It’s U (Alix Perez Remix) (Exceptional Recs)
Level 2 – Think it’s Over (Dub)
Zero T ft Riya – Truth Hurts (Free)
Random Movement – We’ve Been Lost in Time (Innerground Dub)
DJ Chap – Fear (Unreal Rising VIp) (V Dub)
A Sides & Fats – Moment in time (S.P.Y Remix) (Eastside Dub)
L Side ft Ragga Twins – Riddim Dance (Chronic Dub)
C.A.B.L.E. – Osyris (Dub)
Dr Meaker – Fighter (Unreal 2014 Exclusive VIP)
Earth Wind & Fire – Devotion (S.P.Y. Remix) (dub)
Marcus Visionary – Love on Love (L-Side Remix) (On Point)
C.A.B.L.E. – Xtract Riddim (Dub)
Critycal Dub – Hold On (Chronic)
Level 2 ft Hannah Eve – Born To Run (V)
Calibre ft DRS – Eschation (Signature)
Nitri & Level 2 ft Grimm – Lies (Calibre Remix) (Horizons)
Calibre – Miraculous (Signature)

Lenzman – Looking At The Stars Album Launch Promo Mix

29 May

Yes Please.

 

 

Tracklist:

01. Technimatic & LSB – Rotary Motion (Calibre Remix) (Integral)
02. Halogenix – Too Good (feat. Zoe Klinck) (Critical)
03. Lenzman – Lazy Dub (Metalheadz)
04. Macca & Loz Contreras – Player’s Ways (?)
05. Chromatic – Found You (Utopia Music)
06. Lenzman – Move & Focus (feat. Dan Stezo) (Metalheadz)
07. Holdtight – Shortlist (Integral)
08. LSB – Leave (Soul:R)
09. Tokyo Prose & Lenzman – Won’t Let Me Go (feat. Fox) (Samurai Music)
10. Lenzman – Private Eye (Metalheadz) 
11. Solid State – Just A Vision (M.I.S.T. Remix) (Renegade Recordings)
12. Submorphics – Long Been Gone (SGN:LTD)

Malaky – Live @ Signall FM

28 May

Getting ready to head back to the States and totally lollygagging on getting myself organized.  London’s grey, rainy weather isn’t helping keep me motivated either…  This mix is getting me up and running though.  Good stuff. :)

 

 

Tracklist

1.Lenzman & FD – Joanie’s Theme
2.Calibre – Archive
3.Villem & Mcleod – Another Star
4.The Insiders – Wonder Why (Break Remix)
5.Skeptical – Desire
6.Break – They’re Wrong (Calibre Remix)
7.Jaybee & Dave Owen – Don’t Front
8.Command Strange – Rocksteady (Lenzman Remix)
9.Sub Focus – Close (Ivy Lab Remix)
10.Calibre – Sagan
11.Spirant – Dime Piece (Pennygiles Remix)
12.Roy Green & Protone & Pennygiles – Wake Up
13.Boosta & Atmos T – Things You Do
14.David Boomah – Where Do We Go From Here (Calibre Remix)
15.Scott Allen – In This World

Birthdays

8 May

How rude of me, yesterday was my blog’s birthday and I forgot to post!  6 years!  I may not post often but I’m still around, still love dnb and still spend my days scouring the internets for mixes. :)

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Tracklist: 
RUFUS – Desert Night (Hybrid Minds Remix)
S.P.Y – Jelly Belly
Hybrid Minds – Trauma (Lenzman Remix)
Mako, DLR & Fields – Old Soul
Hybrid Minds – Starlet
Hybrid Minds – Starlet (Phil Tangent Remix)
Calibre – Miraculous
Netsky – Let’s Leave Tomorrow
Hybrid Minds – Music Talks
Calibre – Fear Of Letting Go Feat Ft DRS
Hybrid Minds – Felicity
Sabre – These Simple Things
Cursa – Down
DLR – Bridge The Gap
Anile & Hybrid Minds – Hitch Hiker
Hybrid Minds – Ascent Feat Linguistics & Charlie P (AMC Remix)
Sigma – All Because Of You
BCee – Lost & Found (Hybrid Minds Remix)
Alix Perez – Contradictions
Fred V & Grafix – Clouds Cross Skies
Kove – Searching

Lenzman & FD

27 Apr

Yes.

Submorphics

26 Apr

Super excited for Submorphics.  He’s not only a good friend but I’m also a big fan of his music.  In honour of his upcoming Liquid V EP release, he’s done a mix for Mixmag.  <3

 

 

Download Link

 

Tracklist

01. T.R.A.C – Life in Motion (produced by Submorphics)
02. Submorphics – Organ Grinder (Calibre remix)
03. Flaco – Matilda
04. Submorphics ft. T.R.A.C – Higher Ground
05. Fields – Colours
06. Lemon D – Change (Krust remix)
07. Lenzman ft. Martyna Baker – Paper Faces
08. Macca + Loz Contreras – Players Game
09. Unreal – Deepest Love
10. Glen E.Ston + Flaco – Freaky Side
11. Ill Logic + Raf – Forever
12. Need for Mirrors – Bredren
13. Die + SUV – Get on Down
14. Icicle + SpectraSoul – Wounded
15. Calibre – Cold Halo
16. Submorphics – Burning Love (Lenzman remix)
17. Submorphics – Burnside Park
18. Command Strange – Bring Me Back
19. Random Movement + Jaybee – That Damn Fly
20. Anile – Depths
21. Submorphics ft. Christina Tamayo- Fwd Blvd

 

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