Backpacks, Highlighters & Kiki


School started once again.  This is my last year.  May will be here before you know it and I will have my masters!  Woot woot.  I’m excited for the next chapter of my life to begin.

There’s a lot of things going on with me these days but I actually don’t really feel like writing about it.  All good things so don’t worry.  Today I just got the urge to find the time to post some tunes I’ve been hearing and liked so let’s get on with it. :)

Calyx & Teebee – Elevate This Sound – Ram Records
I heard this and was speechless when Danny LO told me it was a Ram record.  I honestly can’t tell you the last time I bought anything on Ram.  It’s definitely been a minute.  Quality tune.  I just picked it up the other day.

Dj Chap – Don’t Wait For Me – Liquid V
I have had an obsession with Dj Chap ever since I heard “invisible” on a Random Movement podcast.  Love his productions.

Today’s Oldie:
Chase & StatusTake Me AwayRam Records 2008
I was curious when the last time was that I had actually bought something on Ram so I looked up their discography and voila it was this Chase and Status tune.  LOL.  A tune I was ridiculously obsessed with.  I remember sitting at my law office job tuned in to Bassdrive for hours on end and being mighty pleased every time I would hear it played.

I don’t have access to be my chicken scratch memo pad notes on what tracks I want to share cuz I’m in the computer lab at school but I did remember those two tracks for now and since I haven’t written in a bajillion years I figured this post would be a good start.  I think that I might have more time to post this semester because I’m relieving myself of the burden of having to post long entries.  I always feel guilty that I go so long without posting and always want to post really long posts to make up for it.  I’m going to make an attempt to be satisfied with just posting a track here and there or a mix whenever I get a free mo so hopefully that will get me in the habit of posting more.  We’ll see.  I promise you I really will try though!

I love SirReal mixes.  They are really good workout mixes to zone out to on the treadmill.

SirRealForget The Past


Spectrasoul – Memento
Drs feat Lenzman, Jehst & Riya – Holding on
Silent Dust – 1959 (Calibre Remix)
Technicolour & Komatic – The Secret
Command Strange – Candy
Seba feat Robert Manos – Nightrider
Soulculture – Summer Vibes
Velocity – Light in Nightmare
Rowpieces – Life can be so Beautiful
Spectrasoul – Away with me (Calibre Remix)
Technicolour & Komatic – Forget the Past
Random Movement – See you again (Runnin’)
Spectrasoul – Sometimes we lie
Joe Syntax feat Jono McCleery – Sightlines
Technicolour & Komatic – Ever After
LSB – Some Disco
Submorphics – Bullets over Broadway
Scott Allen – Inner Beauty
Rowpieces – Sumbuddy
LSB – All My Love (Technicolour & Komatic Remix)
Random Movement – Dropping the Chips
Marky – You Know
Extra Curricular – Last Day (Spectrasoul Vocal Edit)
Kyshido – Angel

Bad Student Kiki

I’m up at the crack of dawn because I didn’t do my homework and it’s due at 4 today.  Surprise, surprise.  Is it possible to teach myself to be more disciplined?  I reallly have been trying but maybe you really can’t teach an old (emphasis on the old ;)) dog new tricks!

Chase & Status feat. DelilahTime (Enei Remix)
Love this.  Nice remix.

Heavy 1Xiphactinus (Lenzman Remix)

SPY & Total Science – Magic Hour

Today’s Oldie:
Optical & Ryme TymeGhostbusterVirus Recordings 1999
Sick tune.  Always.

Random MovementPodcast 22


Bungle – Blue
dRamatic & dbAudio – I’m for Real
Command Strange – Bingo
dRamatic & dbAudio – Tru Vigilante
?????? – What Would You Do (Flaco remix)
Dave Owen & Jaybee – I Can’t Wait
Command Strange – Time For Miracles
Brother – After All
S.I.N & Mutated Forms – Right Now
LM1 – Zero Gravity (Jaybee Remix)
Dave Owen – Blazin’ Arrow
Loz Contreras – Rocking You
Command Strange – Because The Days Are Cold
Imagery & Liam Motive – The Commute
Phil Tangent – Forgiveness
Komatic – Seasons Sleep
Zion I – Venus (Bootleg)
Dave Owen – Eyes On Me
Brother – Deception
Command Strange – Mr. Lonely


Had an awesome time in Philly.  Glad I missed the crap weather in Chi.

If you missed out on all the Bassdrive mania at WMC here’s some download action that could keep you busy for a while:
Bassdrive WMC Sets

Survival – Closure (track is in the player)

Today’s Oldie:
Chase & StatusLove’s ThemeBingo Beats 2005

OperonAustralian Atmospherics Bassdrive 04/02/09


01. Cutworks – ‘Spacecraft Tools’ (golden orb dub)
02. Well Being – ‘I Heart U’ (dub)
03. ICR – ‘Heartbroken’ (operon rmx) (vibez dub)
04. LM1 – ‘Renewal’ (dub)
05. Flowers & NickBee – ‘Megapolis’ (dub)
06. Cutworks – ‘Amarda’ (Fokuz)
07. Lingus & Subsid – ‘When Everything is Over’ (dub)
08. ATP – ‘My Passion’ (dub)
09. Well Being – ‘Storms by Streetlight (dub)
10. Command Strange – ‘Into my Soul’ (dub)
11. ATP- ‘What ya gonna do’ (dub)
12. Telmo A – ‘Between two Worlds’ (dub)
13. Simon V & Telmo A – ‘The Rhythm Song’ (santorin)
14. Serum & Bladerunner – ‘Gunshots’ (creative source)
15. Amplicon & MIndmapper – ‘Rehabilitation’ (breakfast audio)
16. Serum & Bladerunner – ‘Snake Fist’ (creative source)
17. Amplicon & MIndmapper – ‘Tracking You’ (breakfast audio)
18. Solar Empire – ‘Dynamics’ (covert operations)
19. Shebuzzz – ‘In Infinity’ (golden orb)
20. Operon – ‘Liberty’ (golden orb)
21. Naibu – ‘Opium Lady’ (horizons)
22. Druid – ‘One Shot’ (dub)
23. Directive – ‘Sudden Impact’ (dub)
24. Directive – ‘Steal Their Minds’ (dub)
25. Bu – ‘Broken’ (syncopix rmx) (digital colours)
26. Operon & Silent Shadow – ‘Science’ (dub)

Toodloo ’08

So I made my top 25 of 2008. I feel like it’s a bit nonsense to do this because a) I cheated and just did it from May onwards cuz that’s when I started my blog and have detailed documentation of all the tracks I liked and b) I obsess over tracks so much there’s no way I like a track that I heard in May as much as I do one I like today cuz of the whole “playing on repeat constantly” factor. So this dodgy mash up top 25 will just have to do. ;)

I was going to try and pick a favourite for the number one spot but that is just utterly impossible for me. So here they are in no particular order whatsoever. Some I couldn’t track down mp3s for because they haven’t been released yet or whatever so I apologise for the lack of samples.

Top 25

01. Calibre Alone In A Crowd

02. BlameStay Forever

03. Q ProjectTearsMarky & Bungle Remix

04. Dan Marshall – Words Can’t Explain (no sample)

05. Dan Marshall – Same ‘Ol (no sample)

06. SpecificTell Me

07. Chase & StatusTake Me Away

08. BreakEnigmaCalibre Remix

09. Atlantic Connection & LynxDanger Zone Submorphics Remix (track is in AC player)

10. Survival & Chris InperspectiveThe Right Way

11. Chris Inperspective Biffy’s Not Here

12. NaibuHere & Now (track is in player)

13. Tyler StraubEasy Does It

14. Spherique – Falling Leaves (track is in player)

15. Calibre U Could Dance

16. Lenzman & Redeyes – Thieves In The Night (track is in Redeyes player)

17. MJ Cole – Sincere Bootleg

18. Sinistarr – Detroit Diesel (track is in player)

19. M25 – I Want Impressions (track is in player)

20. Random Movement – Used Illusions (no sample)

21. SpectraSoulDark Hour

22. Stunna & Tyler StraubWeak (no sample)

23. Carl Matthes & Bionic 1Let It Go (track is in Carl Matthes player)

24. B-complex Beautiful Lies

25. S.P.Y.Seeing Through Shadows

I hope everyone has a good New Year’s Eve. I’m just having people over my place and chillaxing. I don’t like dealing with the NYE crowd. I’m noticing that I really am slowly slipping into senior citizen status as a majority of the time I would much prefer to stay at my house and have people visit me than go out. LOL. I guess I’m just getting ready for when I get put in a nursing home.

BlameESP Mix December 2008
(no tracklist)

Queen of the Dairy

I love ice cream. Most people do. The only person I know who doesn’t get excited to delve into a pint of ice cream for no good reason whatsoever is my friend Reisha. My biggest complaint since I moved to the Chi six years ago was that there wasn’t a Dairy Queen within walking distance from my house. My old place in Minneapolis was a block away from one and it was the highlight of many a day. When Jessica and I heard that they had opened one on Damen we was ecstatic! I will definitely be getting a Dairy Queen ice cream bday cake this year, trust!

We finally made our way there last night. The service was not the best but then Jessica made the good point that when have you ever gone to a Dairy Queen and gotten impeccable service! LOL. I seriously was on cloud 9. I got a French Silk Blizzard and it seriously might have been the best thing I’ve tasted all year. (I’m sure you’ve come to terms with my exaggeration problem so I doubt it was the best thing I’ve tasted all year but we’ll just go with it for today) I was looking for a pic of Dairy Queen to post and one of the web pages I came across was the nutritional content of Dairy Queen items…. 1410 Calories in that French Silk Blizzard. Yikes. I’m not really that weight conscious and what not but dang, it’s seems a little insane to spend 2/3 of your recommended daily calorie intake on a blizzard. It was good but again, dang.

I’m becoming more boring by the minute. It’s a sad day when the most exciting thing I have to tell you about last night is my gluttonous trip to Dairy Queen. ;)

Yesterday on Bassdrive chat they were having an old skool conversation about Andy C. I joined in for a mo. Basically anything Andy C/Ram affiliated after 2002 is so not really my thing, but all that stuff before then, man, so awesome. I have been buying more Ram Records lately though since Chase and Status are on there and I like their tunes every now and again. Take Me Away FTW.

Ever since I listened to that Optical tape on the Internet Rave Archive I’ve been totally craving old dnb tracks. I really am going to try and organize my records this weekend, or at least start it.

Here’s a couple of my Andy C/Ram faves.

Ram Trilogy – Human Future

Adam F – Circles (Andy C Remix)

I’ve been naughty. I’ve been listening to the same mixes over and over and haven’t been as tuned into Bassdrive so I actually am not too up on the new ish. I’ll be better I promise. :)

In the meantime I’m loving this Saburuko.

SaburukoTitanium/Love Is The Devil

TechnicolourLe Corbusier (I love the other track Half A Chance as well. I had mentioned it before but didn’t have a sample at the time. Just an awesome release all round.)

Toodloo for now

Atlantic Connection2008 Studio Mix

:( no tracklist

Bye Bye Summer :(

The pretense must stop.  2 more weeks and some change and it will be September.  So lame.

Weekend is here.  Holla.

Not much to talk about today.  Having a pretty chill day.  I feel like it’s always easy to start my weekend off right, cuz I just am always happy it’s friday and then I sit and listen to Spinn’s show for 3 hours.  LOL.  Can’t really beat that.

Lovin’ Stereotype – One More Try.

Someone made a comment about me not having samples and I apologize.  A lot of these tracks are new and unreleased and I don’t really have any way of getting a hold of them.  I just figure you can at least get to know the artists who are making these great tracks.

Moving on….

I figured I’d post this Chase & Status Essential Mix.  I’m still pretty amazed on how awesome Take Me Away is and so I reckon it’ll be fitting to pay homage to them for the afternoon.

Have a lovely weekend.


Chase & Status Essential Mix August ’08


Chase & Status Ft Plan B – Pieces – Ram
Xample & Lomax – Contra – Ram
Noisia – Diplodocus – Quarantine
Chase & Status – Music Club – Ram
Concept 2 – Cause & Effect – Ram
Jakes (Ft Tc) – Swerve – D Style
Sigma – El Presidente – Dub
Chase & Status – Dumpling Riddim – Ram
TC & Jakes – Haters – D Style
System – Near Miss – Digital Soundboy
Eric Prydz – Pjanoo (High Contrast Rmx) – Ministry
Brookes Brothers – Tear You Down – Bbk
Break – Submerged Rmx (Calyx & Teebee Vip) – Subtitles
Chase & Status – Take Me Away – Ram
Vicious Circle – Technicolour – Dub
Andy C & Shimon – Quest Vip – Ram
Chase & Status – Hurt You – Ram
Icicle & Nymfo – Franky Mountain – Ram
Chase & Status – Streetlife – Ram
Chase & Status – Eastern Jam – Ram
Breakage – Together – Digital Soundboy
Burial – Untrue – Hyperdub
Lenny Dee Ice – We Ie (Caspa & Rusko Rmx) Dub
Chase & Status – Saxon – Dub
Benny Page & Zero G – Pan Pipes – Digital Soundboy
501 – Insanity – Dubtrade
TC – Where’s My Money (Caspa Rmx) – D Style
Cotti & Doctor – Rise The Temperature – Dubtrade
Chase & Status Ft Kano – Against All Odds – Ram
Dizzee Rascal – Old Skool – Xl
Inner City Dwellers – Rudeboy – Dub
Metallica – Master Of Puppets (Pendulum Rmx)
Noisia – Stigma – Vision
Chase & Status – Smash Tv – Ram
Ed Rush & Optical – Alien Girl – Prototype
Chase & Status – Brazil – Ram
Hazard – Killaz – Playaz
Lomax – Artisan Vip – Dub
Vicious Circle – Peer Pressure – Dub
Dc Breaks – Taken – Frequency
Chase & Status – Judgement – Ram
Origin Unknown – Valley Of The Shadows – Ram
Chase & Status – Duppy Man – Bbk
Plan B – No Good (Chase & Status Rmx) – 679
Lomax – Mercia – Dub
Sub Focus – Follow The Light – Ram
Hive & Tech Itch – Detox – Violence
Chase & Status – Havoc – Ram
Breakage – Clarendon Vip – Digital Soundboy
Furney – Jahman – Good Looking
Alix Perez – Stray – Shogun
Calibre & High Contrast – Mr Majestic
Zero T – Refusal (Calibre Rmx) – Dub


Went to the Teebee show on saturday after all. Who was I kidding. I didn’t really have anything else to do. He played that Chase & Status “Take Me Away” tune that I told you I liked the other day. Pipeline liked it too. A lot. :)  I’ve actually already listened to the Format mix I posted below. I quite enjoyed it. There’s some cuts on there from Zero T’s upcoming album. So far the few tunes I’ve heard have been awesome.

I have a bunch of weddings and shit coming up this year so I feel like I’ve had to penny pinch which is kinda sad cuz there’s actually loads of records I want.

The day has actually passed me by. I’ve been semi busy at work. I actually had a lot of stuff I wanted to post about but that’ll have to wait til tomorrow. In the meantime check out the Format mix and peep Stunna’s top 10 which I’m sure I’ll hear him play and own next year sometime. ;)


Stunna Top 10

Format Next Level Show 95 BFM – 06/14/08

01. Zero T Ft Beta 2 & Steo – Inside Man [CIA]
02. Brother – Blue Note [INDUSTRY]
03. Lynx Feat Maple – Shaku [DIGITAL SOUNDBOY]
04. Calibre – TV On [SIGNATURE]
05. Flirt With Dirt – Regroove [???]
06. Mist:I:Cal – Believe [SOUL:R]
07. Zero T – Reasonable Doubt [CIA]
08. D Bridge – Morning Dawn [EXIT]
09. Luca – Break and Enter [SAMURAI]
10. Hold Tight Feat Lomax – Equilibrium [INDUSTRY]
11. Spectrasoul – Seeing Stars [NU DIRECTIONS]
12. Calibre – Why Time [SIGNATURE]
13. Zero T – Goes Around [SHOGUN]
14. Lynx – Envy [SONOROUS]
15. Usual Suspects – Calamist [31 RECORDS]
16. Calibre, Beta 2 & Zero T – Cheap and Nasty [ADVANCED]
17. Mosus – Watergate [NU DIRECTIONS]
18. D Bridge – On My Mind [EXIT]
19. Zero T & Alix Perez – Threads [CIA]
20. Brother – Do The Right Thing [FOKUZ]
21. Calibre – Alone In A Crowd [SIGNATURE]
22. Zero T – Heartbreak Ridge [CIA]
23. Atlantic Connection – Smokey Blue [PRESTIGE]
24. Lotus – How Can I Love Her [RUSE]
25. Black Planet – Reprise [???]
26. Luca – Red Sky [SAMURAI]
27. Trei & Dose – The Other Part Of Me [SAMURAI]

Calling All Patients…

I absolutely promise that today is the last day I write about being sick. I’m even sick of writing about it so Im sure you’re sick of hearing about it. I know I’m feeling better but I’m really not well. I justTonsilitis don’t feel like I’m dying anymore which is a definite step up. My throat is still really swollen though and I’ve got a really horrible headache. I haven’t eaten any real food for like seven days. I’ve been surviving on a soup and Jamba Juice diet because my taste buds are shot and my throat is too swollen for me to actually swallow anything. I like soup and Jamba Juice as much as the next person but for seven days in a row it’s not really that appetizing. I’ve finally decided that if I’m not fully better by thursday I’ll go to the doctor. It’s hard for me to consider actually going to the doctor because I never get sick and it’s not something I do that frequently. Usually I just wait for whatever I’ve got to go away on it’s own and it usually does but this, whatever it is, is staying put. I’m also pretty sure that my throat looks like the pic to the right, which is not cute. Sorry for the gross pic but we’re family now and I think you too should share in my misery. ;)

Moving on, I went to the bike shop with CC yesterday. I’ve been trying to figure out what would be the best bike for me. I’m not trying to become a professional bike messenger type person. I just wanna ride my bike to work and around my neighbourhood. I’m willing to spend some money on it so I don’t necessarily think I should have to buy a bike from Target. I also have steep stairs so the bike has to be light enough that I can carry it without dying. I’ve decided to get a used one and fix it up. CC’s completely obsessed with her bike and she spent quite a pretty penny on it so she kinda knows what she’s doing and has been giving me some pointers. She also practically lives at the bike shop so at least I know the people won’t be a dick to me. We discussed all my needs and what I would have to get done and it seems like it’s all gonna go pretty well so I’m excited for next week’s prospects.

I guess I should make an official post about tomorrow. If you live in the Chi Town area, I’m playing at Lava. Random Movement is the Headliner. I’ll be playing from 10 til Midnight. I think it’s a pretty fun night but I’m biased because that’s where all my friends are. If you like dnb it’s definitely good local fun. Come hang out.

Seminar Flier

I heard this new Chase & Status tune the other day that I’m kinda digging Take Me Away. It’s weird how Chase & Status is so hit and miss for me. I really like the first tune and then you listen to the other one and I’m like ugh. There’s also a pretty cool Zero T remix of Leave Me Alone.

Anyways. That’s enough yapping for now.


Format Next Level Show 95BFM – 06/07/08


  1. Zero T & Survival feat. Steo – No More [DISPATCH]
  2. Alix Perez, Icicle & Switch – This Is How [SGN:LTD]
  3. Calibre feat. Lariman – Peace of Mind [SIGNATURE]
  4. Zero T & Icicle – Go For Yours [CIA]
  5. D-Bridge & Calibre – Ponderosa [EXIT]
  6. Atlantic Connection feat. Minds One- Can’t Destroy Love Pt.2 [WESTBAY]
  7. Naibu – Generic Generation [AVALANCHE]
  8. Marcus Intalex – Moonwalk [RENEGADE HARDWARE]
  9. Calibre – Into The Groove [SIGNATURE]
  10. Brother – Grace [SONOROUS]
  11. Urban Notion – Insomnia [RUSE RECORDS]
  12. Usual Suspects – Sapphire 7 [31 Records]
  13. D-Bridge – On My Mind [EXIT]
  14. Luca – Break and Enter [SAMURAI]
  15. Naibu – Back Engineering [AVALANCHE]
  16. Atlantic Connection feat. Lynx – Danger Zone [WESTBAY]
  17. Invaderz – So Low [INVADERZ TRANSMISSIONS]
  18. Zero Tolerance & Mosus feat. Steo – Call Waiting [LIQUID V]
  19. Icicle & Switch – Looking away [OSIRIS]
  20. Redeyes – Turn Around [CIA DEEP KUTS]
  21. Marcus Intalex – Princess Warrior [SOUL:R]
  22. Digital & Spirit – Phantom Force [PHANTOM AUDIO]
  23. Cyba Space feat. Shanie – I Bless The Day [CYBA SPACE?]
  24. Mosus & SPY – 1999 [SAMURAI]
  25. Lynx feat. Maple – Shaku [DIGITAL SOUNDBOY]
  26. Concord Dawn – Man For All Season [UPRISING]