It’s my birthday in two weeks. I love this time of year. I’m an autumn baby and love this season to bits. The greyness, the leaves all over the ground. Awesome. I pretty much dream of weather where I can wear just a hoodie year round but instead will settle for the months of September and October.
My bike has a flat tire. Lame.
Robot Redford & M. Sauer – Missing Out – I’ve been hearing this on a lot of mixes. I really like this tune. Track is in the player
Future Sound of Cambridge Vol. 3 – Some nice tracks on there from the likes of Nu:Tone, Logistics and Commix. A couple of tunes that I’ve talked about before are on there. Dunno if I’ll be picking it up… Watch someone’s gonna play one of these tracks out and I’ll hear it on a loud sound system and be annoyed I didn’t buy it. Story of my life.
It’s the kind of day where you really want to just sit at home and be all cozied up on the couch. Alas I’ll be at my desk.
Today’s oldie: Jonny L – Moving Thru Air (Optical Remix) – XL Recordings 1998 I definitely was quite the Optical fan back then. I will fully admit that I had an all out dnb crush on him. I think mentally I was just on this gritty plane where I wanted my music to be raw and disgruntled yet melodic but not loud and noisy and to me Optical’s production was just that. Really great tune.
Another BBS Bookings installment. Woot woot.
Calculon – BBS Bookings Podcast 13
01. Mosus – Whistle Back – CIA
02. Calibre – Sokitume – Signature
03. SPY – Seeing Thru Stars – CIA
04. Subwave – Think – Shogun LTD
05. Spectrasoul – Dark Hour – Critical
06. Proximal – ? – Shogun LTD
07. Mijahoto – Jaz Gal – Jerona Fruits
08. Break – Enigma (Calibre Rmx) – Quarantine
09. Eveson – Hotwax – Channel 82
10. Flaco – Run Away – Rubik
11. Calculon – Road Less Travelled – Fokuz
12. Well Being – Darling Heart – Fokuz
13. BHX Industries – She Says – DUB
14. Lomax – Come and See – DUB
15. Prime8 – Karma – BIOS
16. Santogold – Unstoppable (Bootleg Remix) – White Label
I just want to send a very special bday wish out to one of my favourite people in the whole world…
Happy Birthday Stunna!!
How is it that I’ve been so busy?
Had a really good weekend.
Lots more work to do so I better hurry up and get to the post, right?
Loving that Ant TC1 and Survival mix I posted on friday. Awesome tracks.
Also loving the new Redeyes EP.
Redeyes Presents: The Night Is Over EP (Cruise Ship To The Stars and Sugar with Mutt are my faves)
S.P.Y. - Seeing Through The Shadows (I really like this one. It totally has this eerie gritty feel to it.)
Atlantic Connection – Peace of Mind (I’m so late on this tune but I’d actually never heard it before until this weekend and I love it. I’m mad that I slept on it though. I’ll have to try and get a copy)
Komatic – Beijing (It totally has that Autumn (V Recordings) feel to it. Very Pretty. Track is in the player)
Today’s Oldie: Dj Die – Autumn (Commix Remix 2004 Liquid V) I remember when I got that Planet V album. 1999 was a good year for dnb I tell ya. This album was sooooooo good. So many awesome tracks. I really liked the feel of Dj Die’s original but I remember I wasn’t really that in to the bassline. I thought it was ok but didn’t think it was up to the calibre of the essence of the track as a whole. I would just play the intro and then mix out once the bassline kicked. 5 years later, enter Commix… I love remixes that still use the same elements of the original and just enhance it by filling in blanks etc. Commix did such an awesome job with this remix. Really great track all round, both original and remix.
My Obsession with Paul Sg continues.
Paul SG b2b w/ Caine – Promo Mix October 2008
01. paul sg & caine_crystal tears_unsigned
02. paul sg & caine_faces dissapeared_unsigned
03. subwave_think_shogun audio
06. paul sg & caine_faux pas_unsigned
07. enei_the straight way_unsigned
08. paul sg & caine_operate_unsigned
09. naibu_back engineering_avalanche rds
10. paul sg_redline_unsigned
11. paul sg_tears runnin_unsigned
I have totally been a crappy blogger the past couple of days. This week has been super busy for me so I’m actually happy to see the weekend show it’s beautiful face.
There’s a lot of stuff going on for me today. Not only is it Reisha’s bday but she’s also graduating from college AND it’s Ike’s going away party which is also a combo bash for Stunna’s bday. Yikes, that’s a lot of stuff.
Today’s Oldie: Kraken – Side Effects (Underfire 1999) This track is ridiculous. I remember people going insane over it. I was one of them. So sick! Great fun to mix and just grimey. Love it!
Ant TC1 & Survival – Live @ Diesel Music Radio 09/22/08
Stress Level, Ant TC1, & Atlantic Connection feat. MC Conrad – The Key
Commix – Bear Music – HOSPITAL
Atlantic Connections – Situations (Zero T Remix) – DISPATCH
Hiten – Blot Out – RED SEAL
Random Movement – Til Doomsday – CIA
Saburuko – Warped (Instra:mental Remix) – HORIZONS
Optical – Millenium – VIRUS
System & Phil Source – Fearless
Chris Su & Ant TC1 – The Vendetta – COMMERCIAL SUICIDE
Nu:Tone & Logistics – Trademark – HOSPITAL
Calibre – Sockitome – SIGNATURE
Zero T – Refusal (Calibre Remix) – INTEGRAL
Sabre – One Man Jettison – DARKESTRAL
Stress Level, Ant TC1 & Julen – Revelations – SAMURAI
Cern – Lifes Curse – RENEGADE HARDWARE
Break & Survival – Sick – DISPATCH
Marcus Intalex – Dat Music – SOUL:R
Ramadan Man – Blimey – HESSLE AUDIO
Mute – Suspense
Break – Jungle Step – SYMMETRY
Survival – The Beginning – CRITICAL
Cern – Sparrow Hawk
Data & Dj E – Skin Walkers – REVOLUTION
Menace – Resistance
Survival & Alix Perez – Untitled – AUDIO TACTICS
??? – Rubber Room
Survival & Silent Witness – Closer – AUDIO TACTICS
Cern & Loxy – Juggernaut
Jubei – Borrowed Time
Stress Level, Ant TC1 & Chris Su – Waves (Survival Remix) – DISPATCH
Last night went well. There’s something about that Lava booth that just makes me hear that much better. I had fun and was totally satisfied with my set.
I should write a whole bunch more but I’m super tired.
We’ll catch up tomorrow.
Today’s Oldie: Bad Company – Son of Nitrous (BC Recordings 2000) Classic noisy banger. I played it last night. Not really much else to say. Total anthem sums it up.
Robot Redford – Promo Mix 2008
01. Decem – True Lies
02. Robot Redford – Walking With Boof
03. Brother – Bird In A Cage
04. Robot Redford vs. M.Sauer – Missing Out
05. Lm1 – Ambient Traveller
06. Robot Redford – Life
07. Mos Def – The Panties (soulTec and joey remix)
08. Robot Redford – Nautica VIP
09. Technicolour – Good News Green
10. Robot Redford – When You Hold Me
11. A Rogue Soul – Peddler
Yeh so I’m djing at Seminar tonight. If you live in the Chi, come out.
I was practicing yesterday and I sounded like shit. Everything was sounding ultra wack. We’ll see how it goes. I’m not gonna stress on it anymore, I’m having an annoying enough morning as it is. If my set ends up being horrible, I’ll get over it. All in all it’s an opportunity for all my friends to come hang out and drink. See, I like to have positive outlooks.
I have a lot of work to do. I’m not happy about it at all. The words crabby bitch come to mind. I definitely do not look anything like this picture below today. What a lovely pleasant person I am today! LOL!
Today’s Oldie: Dj SS – Black (Formation Records 1995) I had just become obsessed with jungle when I first heard this record. I had spent the two years prior trying to get my hands on every ragga jungle mix tape I could come across. I remember I had gone to a rave in London with my cousin where SS had played and I was amazed when I heard Whitney Houston coming through the speakers. It was one of the very first jungle tracks that I loved that used an R&B sample. I knew back then I had made the right choice to become ridiculously obsessed with this music!
Dj Snow – August 2008 Mix
01. LICH – CUPID [CDR]
02. CALIBRE – LEAVE ME [SIGNATURE]
03. UTAH JAZZ – THE MESSAGE [LIQUID V]
04. MAKOTO FEAT. DEEIZM – MONOTONIK [BINGO BEATS]
05. SPECTRASOUL – ALIBI [CRITICAL]
06. ZERO T & BETA 2 FEAT. STEO – INSIDEMAN [C.I.A.]
07. NOISIA – DIPLODOCUS [QUARANTINE]
08. SPECTRASOUL – TECTONICS [DEEP SOUL MUSIC]
09. DJ ZINC & MAKOTO FEAT. KATY B. – FADE AWAY [BINGO BEATS]
10. SHOCK ONE – FURTHER AWAY FROM ME (LOGISTICS REMIX) [SGN:LTD]
11. CHASE & STATUS – TAKE ME AWAY [RAM]
12. UTAH JAZZ – RIDDIM TRACK [LIQUID V]
13. SUBWAVE & ELECTROSOUL SYSTEM – UNIVERSAL DIMENSION [SYNTAX AUDIO]
14. PARAZITII – ASA CUM VREAU (CYPHER REMIX) [CDR]
15. KUBIKS & LOMAX – MIRACLE WORLD [PHUNKFICTION]
16. NOTION – IN YOUR SOUL (NUSENSE REMIX) [UNRELEASED]
My train ride to work was absolutely hilarious. To me it was anyways. The pure hilarity of being on a train car that’s chocablock full and you have to stand soooo close to other people while pretending that it’s not really that big of a deal is just pure comedy to me. I was seriously sandwiched between these two dudes that were some how on either side of me, grossgusting grinding in a douchebag club style, and all three of us had to pretend that it wasn’t weird. I kept listening to my ipod and tried to look down on the floor but I really just thought the whole thing was way too funny. At some point I did bust up laughing. They weren’t really that amused and I’m sure decided I was crazy. Whatever though, I’m totally used to people thinking I’m weird so I just laughed merrily and waited to get off at my stop. Silly morning indeed.
I must say that I don’t really ride my bike to work as much anymore. I am still in love with it but I know that I’m not enough of an enthusiast that I have to be on it all hours of the day. I love the whole riding aspect but I don’t think I’m obsessed enough with it to cart it to every single destination and go through the whole locking up process. I find it quite annoying actually. Yes I’m easily annoyed, ask any of my friends, they’ll agree. It’s just that lately I’ve had so much stuff to do after work that the thought of having to lock my bike up 4 or more times after I get off work is just ghastly to me. I know bike enthusiasts everywhere are closing the browser in disgust!!! Instead I just ride when I know that they’ll only be a one or two stop lock up process and make up for it by trying to go for a nice bike ride on the weekend. I had a lovely scenic hour and a half session on sunday morning. I think I’m gonna make sure to carve more time out for it because before we know it the snow we’ll be here and I won’t be able to ride anymore.
Toodloo to my buddy CC. She moves to Tahoe today. I am excited at the prospect of having another holiday spot to visit. Now if I could only figure out how to get on the European paid holiday schedule (4 weeks paid vacay!!?? Unheard of!) I would be fine.
Survival – Inside Vibes This one has been making the rounds for a while. I’ve heard it on a bunch of mixes but honestly didn’t know it was Survival. Should have guessed though, it’s totally got that Survival grit to it that I love so much. Good tune. I like the Method One on the other side too.
Bachelors of Science feat. Zyon Base – Ask You Why Oooh, talk about sexy tune!
Brookes Brothers – Tear You Down Nice, bouncy, pretty vocal tune. Love it!
Today’s Oldie: Seba feat. Robert Manos – Steel (Paradox Music 2004)
Already started listening to this mix. Good contrast of oldies and new stuff.
Intelligent Manners – Guest Mix Bassdrive Sept ’08
01. Lenzman & Submorphics – Respiration (Phunkfiction)
02. Brother – Grace (Sonorous)
03. Redeyes – Soul Brother (W10)
04. Marky & Makoto – Impulse (Innerground)
05. Intelligent Manners – Showtime (Golden Orb dub)
06. Broken Drum – Be For Real (dub)
07. Akira – Only You (Spearhead)
08. Intelligent Manners – Baby, I’m Falling Too (Influenza Media dub)
09. Intelligent Manners – Music Take Your Mind (All Street dub)
10. Marky & Artificial Intelligence feat. Ben Westbeech – Shame (Innerground)
11. Mutt – Kush Talk (Spearhead)
12. Human Factor feat. Emma Brammer – I Can’t Say No (Dreamsound)
13. Intelligent Manners – I Lost You Baby (Liquid Brilliants)
14. Peyo & Danoo – Fallin Rain (dub)
15. Motta – Let Me Now (dub)
16. Concept & Shnek – Dreamin (Brigand)
17. Intelligent Manners – The Groove (dub)
18. Bachelors Of Science – Strings Track (Apex remix) (Horizons)
19. Motta – Ela partiu (dub)
20. Redeyes – Hold Tight (W10)
I won’t lie, I get very disgruntled when I don’t have a decent amount of new records to play when I mix out. Between being busy and not being rich and there not being a ton of records that have been released (of course all my favourites are unreleased dubs) that I felt like I needed to own, I find myself salty that I don’t have a satisfactory amount of new records that I can play at my gig on wednesday. Lame.
On the mix forefront though, I have some really awesome ones that I am still listening to. That Brother one is fucking awesome. So many amazing tracks. Shouts to Moonbay, I too am still listening to the Methodus. That Paul Reset is on heavy rotation and the Numeral is just lovely. Basically I raved out in my house to dnb the entire weekend. Laundry and cleaning a messy room are a pleasure when you have a good mix to listen to.
I was so busy the last couple of days that I didn’t post an oldie. I reckon today’s one has to be dope to make up for it.
Today’s Oldie: Future Cut – Bloodline (it’s song d)
I’m kinda operarting slowly today.
Toodloo for now
Dj Presha – Samurai Music Show Bassdrive 09/16/08
- Sabre – Decorum – Darkestral
- Instra:Mental – Photograph – Darkestral
- Atom – Dolly – Sonorous Digital
- Spectrasoul – Captive – ??
- Mosus & SPY – My World – ??
- ST:Cal – Back Again – Soul:R
- Klute – Indian – ??
- Redeyes – Dusty – ??
- Survival – Orion – Exit
- Invaderz – All The People – Liquid V
- Trei & Dose – Other Part Of Me (Chris Su Remix) – Samurai
- Spectrasoul – Peninsula – Shogun Audio
- Break – Reach Out – Symmetry
- Q Project – Divided We Stand (Zero T Remix) – Machine Funk
- PLK – Ivory – ??
- Instra:mental – Dead Zone – Darkestral
- D Bridge – Wonder Where – Non Plus
- Spectrasoul – Taken – ??
- Tokyo Prose – Bittersweet – ??
- Cern – Hostage To The Funk – ??
- Soul Intent & Yorkee – Routine – ??
- Break – Is This What You Want? – Symmetry
- Jubei & Tyrone – Tremor – I.T.
- S.P.Y – New Beginning – Critical
- Mindscape & Hydro – Skid Row – Commercial Suicide
- Break – Symmetrics – Symmetry
- Break – Hooked Up – Symmetry
- Spectrasoul – Buried – ??
- Klute – Trust Me – ??
- Instra:Mental – Horse – Exit Aptitude
- Luca & Consequence – Kite Runner – ??
I wonder how many silly Friday associations I can come up with for titles. I’m pretty sure I’m running out already.
So apparently my co-worker has had a nervous breakdown and that’s why she hasn’t been in for the past 5 days. Sorry to hear that but it still sucks that we’ve had to do her work all week.
Yay, the weekend’s here. The novelty is wearing off. I’m still excited but it’s not a shock anymore that I don’t work on the weekends.
I would like to include going to see the new Ricky Gervais movie as part of my weekend activities. It’s no secret that I have a crush on that dude. LOL. It’s an intellectual crush. I don’t want to make out with him or anything. I just think he is such a good writer and ridiculously funny. I laugh a lot. It’s an everyday part of my life. I just think a lot of things about life in general are super funny. He seems to point out those things and highlight them constantly and there are so few people who are able to focus on shit like that in an intelligent manner.
Some more jammers:
Submorphics – California Suite (I’m super into Greg’s stuff. I’ve mentioned that before. I know he’s my friend but I don’t just rate his stuff because of that. He became my friend through my loving his production and him living in my neighbourhood, therefore I am able to harass him by talking about his tracks constantly. It’s just the kind of dnb I like. Track is in the player)
Smote – Off The Wall (No sample for this one but check out his other tracks in his player. Really great stuff.)
Squash – HiFi (Don’t really know much about him but I really like this track.)
Have a great weekend!
Paul SG – Bios Records Free Studio Mix September 2008
(I’m extremely excited to listen to this mix. I love Paul SG)
01. munk – circles of hell – bios
02. kleer, zeal & litta – clear seas – influenza dub
03. paul sg & mortem – fallen angel – dub
04. paul sg – changing mind – redmist dub
05. decem – donґt sleep – bios
06. hobzee & zyon base – sad song – influenza dub
07. andy sim – hope – dub
08. paul sg – touch – dub
09. paul sg – slippers – breakthesurface
10. lomax & focus – 5 weeks – bingo
11. eveson – revert – dsm
12. paul sg & caine – memphis blues – dub
13. paul sg & caine – faces dissapeared – dub
14. paul sg – grey skin – influenza dub
15. spectrasoul – the tube – shogun
16. ben e – modern warfare – dub
17. implex & enei – iceberg – dub
18. do the math – strut – golden orb
19. stereotype – say yes – bios
Really busy. Sorry no time to write anything profound.
Here’s an awesome spotlight on Brother on DFunk’s Funked Up Radio though to make up for it. It’s old but I never got a hold of it the first time around.
Brother Spotlight on Funked Up Radio Feb ’08
Well I’ve bitched about it before so you know what’s up. One of the ladies isn’t here today. I have to do her work too and it’s all a bit too much. I’m handling it though. Instead of getting annoyed I’ve just tuned into Bassdrive and let dnb keep me company.
Here’s some jammers I heard:
Glen[e]Ston – Promises Love It! (track is in the player)
Robot Redford – Short Goodbye (track is in the player)
J-Cut – The Flute Tune This track is sick! (track is in the player)
Today’s Oldie: Dj Die – Clear Skyz – Full Cycle 1999
P.S. Bday shouts to my buddy Erin. “Are you Arthur or Martha??” LOL
Methodus – The Eastern Standard @ Bassdrive
(This mix is awesome. I listened to it on repeat last night while I pretended to clean my room but really just put stuff in piles.)
01. Brother – Reversal [Fokuz Digital]
02. DJ Clart – What You Won’t Do [Unreleased]
03. Flaco – Space Blues [Unreleased]
04. Sam Sparro – Black & Gold (Komatic Remix) [Unreleased]
05. Kabuki ft. Jenna G – Rock This Style [Liquid V]
06. Calculon – Depth Perception [Unreleased]
07. Dan Marshall – Capsized [Unreleased]
08. Robot Redford & M. Sauer – Missing Out [Unreleased]
09. B-Complex – In Your Sunrise [Unreleased]
10. Tyler Straub – Motivational Tune [Unreleased]
11. Random Movement – ‘Till Doomsday [CIA Deep Kut]
12. Utah Jazz – Runaway [Liquid V]
13. Zero T & Icicle ft. Steo – Go 4 Yours [CIA]
14. YoungStereo – SuperStar [Unreleased]
15. Calculon – Rhodes Less Traveled [Fourthcoimg Fokuz]
16. Tyler Straub – Glocks & Rainbows [Unreleased]