I’m excited for the weekend. I feel like I have fun activities in store. Fun by my definition anyways.
It’s Jessica’s bday on sunday but we’re celebrating tonight. We’re gonna be lowkey and just have a nice meal and kick it grownz up style.
Tomorrow I’m gonna go see Madeleine’s new digs as she has moved to my neck of the woods, not down the street but definitely closer than Pilsen.
Then sunday me and Caroline are going to Bed Bath and Beyond to give our bathroom a makeover.
Yes, like I said before, these things are exciting to me and me alone. LOL. Caroline moving in has given me the push I needed to inject new life into my flat. I’ve been meaning to do it for ages but really just never did it. Sometimes I need some drastic change to happen to motivate me to get a move on.
Simplification – In My Mind (track is in player)
Marky & XRS – The Wizard – Innerground Records 2005
I’m stuck in 2003/2004/2005 this week for some reason. We’ll have to take the time machine a little further back next week
Lynx & Kemo – Data Transmission Podcast
01. Lynx & Hellrazor – Silver Glide [Dub]
02. Bal – The Trendy Tune [Influence]
03. Bugz in the Attic – Doghouse (Lynx re edit) [V2]
04. Instrumental Ft D Bridge – Watching You [Non Plus]
05. Lynx Ft Master X & Simon Wiggins – Hotriders [Soul:R]
06. Triad – Last Gasp [Dub]
07. Lynx Ft Delhia – Everyday (Fantasy) [Dub]
08. Commix – Breaking Through 
09. Lynx & Kemo – One Love [Soul:R]
10. Lynx, Bango Collective, Kemo, Dennis – Apocalypse V Disco Dodo [Dub]
11. Bop – I Found You [Medskool]
12. Hobzee & Zyon Base – A Million Words [Dub]
13. Lynx Ft Tali & Vaceo – The Real Thing [Soul:R]
14. Calibre – Let Me Hold You [Signature]
15. Lynx & Kemo Ft Henree – Deez Breakz [Soul:R]
16. Notion & Second Self – Step With It [Dub]
17. Spectrasoul – Stutter [Dub]
18. Lynx – Chess Funk [Dub]
19. Alex Reece (Lynx Remix) – Pulp Fiction [Metalheadz]
20. Lynx – Semitones [Soul:R]
21. Bop – Lonely Metaphysician [Medskool]
Yesterday Jessica made fish tacos with mango salsa. We’re so fancy I can’t even stand it. Going out doesn’t interest me at all these days. I would much rather stay at home with some good company, testing out recipes and eating yummy food.
Enough about boring old me, Stunna, Sinistarr and Xample are at Smart Bar tonight. If you’re in Chi come check ‘em out.
BCee feat. Ad-Apt – Heartache (track is in player)
Artificial Intelligence - Switch On – Commercial Suicide 2004
Dj Druid – The D.R.U. Show Episode 10 July 2009
Skitty – Icebox
Substance – Planet-X [Black Reign Dub]
Joe Syntax – Keep Doing It [Dub]
Deleted Scene – Mystery [Dub]
June Miller – Converge [Horizons Dub]
Mindmapper & Fre4Knc – Fangtooth [Dub]
Commix – Rack-It
K-Dan – Hi’aka Dub [Dub]
Operon – Kobayashi
Proxima – You Ain’t Ready
Mindmapper & Fre4Knc – Occultation [Dub]
Loxy & Isotone – Ancients
Loxy & Resound – Storyboard
Martyn – Get Down
Martyn – Wonder Why
Raiden – M82
Skc – Offguard (Remix)
Unknown Error – Shadows (Unicorn Remix)
Stakka & Skynet – Bios-Fear (Stakka & Kemal Remix)
Skc – Spacepigz
Proxima – Serengeti
Calibre – Go Back To Go Forward
D-Bridge & Commix – Providence
The Rhythm Beater – Pied Piper
Amit – Swastika
Icicle – Lost Hours
Lynx – Disco Dodo
Bachelors Of Science – Sweat
Proxima – Critical Force
Break – Submerged (Calyx & Teebee Remix)
Lomax & Focus – 5 Weeks
Mutt – The Motions
It’s really early. I’ve been an early riser for as long as I can remember but still it never stops being strange that I’m awake kicking it when everyone else is completely passed out. My gym is open 24 hours so I think I’m gonna head over there once I finish this post.
I don’t really have anything exciting to talk about this week. It’s a pretty slow week. I’m definitely feeling the unemployment factor right now because I’ve been working with my friend for the past couple of weeks so my idle time has been pretty much non-existent. This week he’s out of town though and I’ve had to keep myself busy. There are activities to do but they are activities of my own creation, so that makes the “I really have nothing to do factor” quite high.
Spectrasoul feat. Mike Knight – Melodies (track is in player)
Dj Zinc – Fruitella – True Playaz 2004
Now you can listen for yourself. Paul SG is awesome. Good tunes. You can also check out his other archives with Recline at the Bassdrive archive home. Click here.
Paul SG – Bassdrive Grifted Radio Live from Vienna 07/27/09 Special Edition
I’ve got my hands in a bunch of stuff today so unfortunately this is a “drive by” post, as Hwilde likes to call it.
Craggz & Parrallel Forces – All My Love
Q Project – Nation 2 Nation – Hospital Records 2004
Balistik – Live DnB Radio 07/25/09
01 – Bassface Sascha – Livin Music
02 – Dream Team – Stamina(Bladerunner Rmx)
03 – Mr Explicit & Venom – Dancing Shoes
04 – High Contrast – If We Ever
05 – Sub – Skardi
06 – Bcee & Lomax feat Deezim – One Year
07 – Makoto – Fabulous
08 – Electrosoul System – Beyond The Invisible
09 – Amaning – Maraka
10 – Blu Mar Ten – Close
11 – Mind Vortex – That Good Feeling
12 – Electrosoul System – Bookworm
13 – Gappa G & Hypa Hypa – Information Centre(Bladerunner Rmx)
14 – Mikal – Highway
15 – Eveson – Deeper Still
16 – Decem – Tearing You
17 – Xposure & Balistik – Philadelphia Sunrise
18 – PFM – Equilibrium
19 – Ed Rush – City 17
20 – Bladerunner & Serum – Snakefist
21 – Cooh & Derrick – Adrenaline
22 – Capone – Friday
23 – Ed Rush – Snaggletooth
24 – Dillinja – Hard Noize
25 – Mr Explicit – Who Do I Trust
26 – Noisia – Crank
27 – Bass Ballistic – Desert Eagle
28 – Mr Explicit & Balistik – Exsistance
Had a pretty good weekend. Summer’s are fun. I love the sporadic spree of activities that come about.
I participated in the scriptwriting for that film contest and had a blast.
Went to Milwaukee on saturday to visit Dan and Monica and the kiddies and that was lovely just cuz I like my friends a lot.
Sunday, me and Caroline ventured to Ikea and got a bookcase that was a lot bigger and heavier than we thought it would be once we had put it together but we managed. I believe in my She-Ra powers dammit! I know this is a common thing discussed with Ikea products, but is it really that hard to write one sentence that explains how to put your shit together? Sometimes one sentence can save the day people.
Spent the rest of the day kicking it with Jessica and Joia and went to Wicker Park Fest. Is the barrage of summer street festivals over yet?
Lenzman feat. Jo-S – Coincidence (track is in both players)
Ben Sage – All About You – Gain Recordings 2003
So trancey, so ravey but, heck, I still love it! It has that Tracie Spencer sample fom 1999 and I can’t get enough of it. Definitely one of my guilty pleasures.
Reza – Influenza Podcast 13 July 2009
01. Atmospherix,Eros & Grimm – Layback (tbc)
02. Hobzee, Zyon Base & Brother – Night on Earth (dub)
03. Glen E Ston – Glow A.M (dub)
04. m25, The Square & First Function – On The South (Jynx remix) (dub)
05. Madmen & Poets ft. Paul SG – Rainy Day
06. Well Being – I Heart U (influenza dub)
07. NotioN – Someone’s – (Urban Chemistry dub)
08. BCee – Cultural Shift (dub)
09. Submorphics & Pipeline- High Card (dub)
10. Well Being – Storms By Street Light (influenza dub)
11. Mutt and Sconeboy – Private Eyes (influenza dub)
12. Glen E Ston & Flaco – She Got Me (dub)
13. Komatic – Now Shes Free (dub)
14. Mikal – You’re The One (dub)
15) Donnie Dubson – Battlecat (influenza dub
Well I guess Theraflu was the cure all. I actually feel physically better. The cough is still there but at least I don’t feel like I’m dying. Woot.
Raiden last night, woohoo. There wasn’t really anyone there but his set was fire. Awesome. I’m definitely digging his style these days.
How is it friday? Unemployment just blurs my days together and since I don’t really have anywhere to be, ever, I just kinda float through the week. LOL.
The 48 hour film contest is this weekend. Tonight I meet with the other screenwriters and we write the script. Should be fun.
Sinistarr – Rolland Berry (track is in player)
Also check out the track in the bottom of his player. It doesn’t have a name just an underscore _________. Sick bizness.
Mampi Swift - Soul – True Playaz 1997
Oh man. I learned my first crossfader tricks with this track. Dope. I’ve been waiting for a youtube clip to show up and finally here it is.
Implex & Enei – Drumandbass.ru Podcast 20
01. Squash – Mr Peg Leg
02. Resound – Secrets (Sabre rmx)
03. Sabre – Leaf
04. Noisia – The Bells Of
05. Seba and Kirsty Hawkshaw – Devotion
06. Mindscape and Identity – Ice Breaker
07. Jade and Mindscape – Banshee
08. Fierce and Break – In Limbo
09. Jade feat Rymetyme – Venom
10. Receptor and Engage – Wi-fi waves
11. Fourward – Stick to the Rules
12. Maztek – Breakdown
13. InsideInfo – Ticker
14. Psidream and Pacific – Runway (Dose and Menace remix)
15. S.P.Y – Dark Corners
16. Heist – Barny Rubal
17. Enei – Zap Venue
18. Netsky – Tomorrows Another Day
19. Brookes Brothers – Desert Island
20. Electrosoul System – Ghost
22. Derrick, Tonika and Implex – Personal Diving
22. Naibu feat Kiyomi – Fireflies (Seba remix)
23. Seba – Snow
So I must admit I’ve been pretty poorly for the past week. My allergies manifested themselves into this horrid cold and I’ve just been surviving. Now it’s almost all gone apart from this nasty cough. I guess I’m not taking the right medicine cuz this ish is not going anywhere. I bought some theraflu so hopefully that helps.
If you’re in Chicago tonight go check out Raiden at Smart Bar. Woot.
Paul SG – Living in the Past (track is in player)
I even annoy myself with how much I keep gushing about Paul SG. I just dig his vibe. He’s my current obsession so I guess you’ll just have to ride this one out like you do all the other ones.
Ed Rush & Optical – Funktion – V Recordings 1998
I find it very strange that I haven’t put this as an oldie yet. I prolly was avoiding putting the obvious ones and just forgot. I have a list of all the oldies that I have posted so I don’t repeat and I looked on it and was like huh? This is definitely one of my fave Ed Rush & Optical tunes. Lovesit.
My buddy Hwilde informed me that the Nymfo mix I posted yesterday is ridden with emcee loudness. Boo. I apologise. I didn’t listen to it. I just posted it. I told you I’m behind on listening. :”(
Here’s Bassdrive’s own Methodus with a summer treat. Should be a good listen.
Methodus – Natural Selection Summer 2009 Mix
. Lynx ft. Kemo – Global Enemies (Flaco Rmx) [Unreleased]
. Dave Owen & Glen E Ston – Jazz Collab [Unreleased]
. Calibre – What to do in These Times [Signature] <3
. ATP – September (m25 Rmx) [Unreleased]
. Komatic & Technicolour – Innervision [Worldwide Audio]
. Atlantic Connection – Leaving Home (Hollywood mix) [Westbay]
. Bcee – Glitter Balls [Spearhead Recordings]
. Stunna – Face the Night [Unreleased]
. Zero T ft. Steo – Refusal (Calibre Remix) [Integral]
. Magnafide – Shapes [Unreleased]
. Break – Enigma (Calibre Remix) [Quarantine]
. Atlantic Connection – Situations (Zero T Remix) [Dispatch]
. Zero T & Mosus ft. Steo – Call Waiting [Liquid V]
. Zyon Base – Ghetto Blues [Deep Soul Music]
. Joe Syntax – We Get By [BIOS dub]
. Beatchemist – Document 1 [Unreleased]
It’s funny how you can be completely oblivious about categories of music. There’s just so damn many. Just the other day Radiata used the term skullstep and I was completely clueless. I’m so liquid funk til I die that most of these terms are lost on me. Skullstep can pal up with clownstep as far as I’m concerned. Just not my cup of tea. I don’t like weird, noisy, scary, angry dnb. This is something that you have definitely learned about me by now, right? Pretty, pretty, pretty, that is definitely what Kiki is about.
I was listening to 1xtra this weekend as I cleaned my place and I tuned in to Dj Target’s show. He kept talking about UK Funky and I was unaware that this was a music category. I recognised the tunes. I am a Crazy Cousinz fan. I think that I posted a track of theirs sometime last year even. I was just unaware that they had a category name. LOL. Regardless I’m digging it. (Daniela I feel like you might like this genre.) To be honest they were the types of non-dnb tracks that I was digging anyway. I just like that now I can look under a specific category and prolly find stuff I like.
Loving this one right now. Girly, pretty, dancey, wicked. Woot. Big up Meleka.
Meleka – Go (Crazy Cousinz Remix)
Back in dnb land… I’m excited for the Raiden show here in Chicago on thursday. Raiden has been popping back and forth thru Chicago as he goes on different legs of his tour. I’ve been fortunate enough to hear different snippets of him practising and he sounds wicked. Really good tracks and just overall nice mixing. You cant be crap anyways when you’ve been around as long as he has. He’ll be at Smart Bar tomorrow. I’m not going to lie… I can do without the openers. I’m sure they are wonderful people but I just don’t have the tolerance for noisy dnb anymore. I am a senior citizen dammit. Like I said at the beginning of this post rowdy, loud, noisy, scary dnb is no longer in my vocabulary. I’m just going for his set.
I’m still trudging through mixes. I’m so so behind. LOL. Bad Kiki.
SKS – Wiseman (track is in player)
Hiten – Turnover (track is in player)
Future Cut – Overload – Renegade Hardware 2000
Nymfo – Live @ RBT
01. Spirit – Eastern Promises
02. Nymfo + Cern – Proton Pack
03. S.P.Y. – The Boy Who Cried Wolf
04. Break + Fierce – Hooligan
05. Nymfo – Social Isolation
06. SKC – Off Guard VIP
07. Proxima – Deep Space
08. Chris SU – Bandpassed
09. Nymfo – Flying Fortress
10. Martyn – Wonder Why
11. Break – Re-tech
12. S.P.Y. – Elite Squad
13. Phobia + Jubei – Cooper’s Dream
14. DJ Die – Clear Skyz (Break remix)
15. Icicle – Frozen
16. Ram Trilogy – Human Future
17. Lomax – Mercia
18. SpectraSoul – Mimic
19. Spirit – Spark
20. Proxima – Serengeti
21. Break – Empire
22. Dose + Menace – Pick Up
23. Ed Rush + Optical – Goodfoot
24. Proxima – You Ain’t Ready
Feeling a bit better. At least I can breathe again and my eyes aren’t itching and my throat doesn’t feel like someone scratched it out with a spoon.
How is July almost over? This summer is going by too quick. I do have lots of friends coming into town towards the end of it though so at least it will go out with a bang.
Still job hunting. I wish I had more exciting things to tell you but the life of an unemployed person generally isn’t that exciting.
There’s a lot of good mixes going around right now. I’m going to have to catch up so I can talk about more tunes.
Mikal – Highway (track is in player)
Contour – Unwind
Prolix feat. Maldini & Vegas – Hall of Mirrors
A little bit harder than what I usually listen to but I still like it. I was working out when I heard it though so I’m sure I was definitely feeling the high energy beats.
Digital feat. Irie J – No More Violence (Tactile Remix) – Function Records 2005
Kiat – Influenza Media Limited Podcast 02 “Duex” 071909
01.SPY – Innersoul (Innerground)
02.ARP XP – Surrealism (IM:LTD)
03.Dakosa – Revenge (Qilin)
04.Sinistarr & Kiat – Black Diamonds (Hospital)
05.Mortem – Logos (IM:Ltd)
06.Data – The Sprawl (Horizons)
07.HLZ – Lowalk (31 Records)
08.Dylan ft.Robyn Chaos – Salvation (Metalheadz)
09.Calibre – Can’t Get Over You (Signature)
10.Doc Scott – Drumz 95 (Metalheadz)
Yo. This is just a quick post. Don’t really have time to write. Still feel pretty crappy. Will write more tomorrow. Scout’s honor.
State of Mind – Last Next Level 95BFM Show 07/18/09
00:08 Bulletproof & Optiv – Camouflage (Bulletproof & The Upbeats Relick) [CYANIDE]
03:10 Trei & State Of Mind – Thunder Biscuit [SAMURAI MUSIC]
08:41 SKC – Rush [TACTILE VINYL]
11:30 Break – Ringing Ears [COMMERCIAL SUICIDE]
14:45 Klute – Most Peoples Are Dicks [SHOGUN AUDIO]
17:17 Dose – Say It Again [CITRUS]
21:44 Total Science – Going In Circles (Artificial Intelligence Remix) [CIA]
23:39 Ram Trilogy – Snake Bite [RAM]
25:16 Optiv & Chris.Su & Axiom – Soulcube [RED LIGHT]
27:24 Camo & Krooked – No Soul [UPRISING]
29:13 Psidream ft MC Mecha – Cypher [UPRISING]
31:17 State Of Mind – Back To The Jungle [SHOGUN AUDIO]
39:31 Break – Submerged (Calyx & TeeBee Remix) [SUBTITLES]
41:31 Jade – My World [CITRUS]
43:05 Q-Project – Tweaker [N/A]
48:25 Klute – Learning Curve [COMMERCIAL SUICIDE]
51:38 Break – Cold Sweat [CRITICAL]
54:44 Camo & Krooked – One [SUDDEN DEF]
56:49 Hidden Forces – Close To You (Psidream Remix) [EPIDEMIC]
59:29 Chase & Status – Menace [RENEGADE HARDWARE]
64:28 Photek – Age Of Empires [METALHEADZ]
70:55 Doc Scott – Michigan [METALHEADZ]
74:05 Black Sun Empire – Stasis (? Mix)
76:59 Black Sun Empire & State Of Mind – Red Velvet [BSE]
81:19 Black Sun Empire – Boris The Blade (Optiv Remix) [BSE]
85:41 State Of Mind – Different Strokes [BCP]
89:35 Chris.Su & Concord Dawn – Sacrifice [CRITICAL]
96:10 Bachelors Of Science – Sweat [HORIZONS MUSIC]
98:18 Futurebound & Matrix – Skyscraper [METRO VIPER]
102:22 Psidream – Tech 9 [ONSET AUDIO]
105:47 State Of Mind – More [N/A]