I have eaten a lot of sardines this year.  I live next to Kujukuri, which is famous for its sardines, and have eaten them fresh many times. おいしいですね。

The only reason I’m talking about sardines is because I’m currently listening to the Ed Rush & Optical track.

I only teach one lesson on Wednesdays, so I spend the rest of the day lesson planning.  Currently got a pretty awesome Ed Rush & Optical soundtrack going. ❤


Bacteria = forever winning — Biggin’ up the chair dancin’ massive



F*@$%** U Fall Semester 2011, Love Kiki

Seriously so happy that there’s only 7 more days of this semester left.  It’s been the hardest, most depressing, most stressful 4 months ever…. dramatic much?   Yes, but I don’t care.  😉  I’ll be celebrating my freedom next week after finals with the rest of my dnb peeps at Plan B.  Expect to see me wilding out since I’ll have the next month off of school.  Woot.

VelocityLight In Nightmare
So into Velocity right now.  I’m probably late jumping on the bandwagon, as I always am, but seriously his shit is so dope.  Big up Japan!

Technicolour – Winter Rose
This track is the bizness.  So good.

Random Movement & Ben SoundscapePerpetual
I like the sounds that these two come up with.  Quality tune.

Today’s Oldie:
Ram TrilogyMindscan (Ed Rush & Optical Remix) – Ram Records 1999
Sick. ❤

FaironneMatter of Awareness
I love this dude.  His mixes are always sick.  I can just sit and zone out to them as I have been with this mix as I studied.  Wicked selection.


01. Physical Illusion – Talk To You / Fokuz Rec.
02. Against – Hidden Element & Against / Soul Deep Rec.
03. Command Strange – Sweetest Goodbye / Celsius Rec.
04. Schematic – Wherever I Am / Liquid Brilliants Rec.
05. Random Movement & Ben Soundscape – Many Things / Intrigue Music
06. Blu Mar Ten Feat. Stray – Blind Soul / BMT Rec.
07. Robert Manos – Madness / Secret Operations
08. Seba & Paradox Feat. Kirsty Hawkshaw – The Light / Critical Music
09. Derrick & Tonika – Follow The Stars / Fokuz Rec.
10. Inside Man – Venezuela / Vibration Rec.
11. Blu Mar Ten Feat. Kirsty Hawkshaw – Whisper / BMT Rec.
12. Command Strange – Give It To Me / Fokuz Rec.
13. René Lavice – Spile / Rubik Digital
14. Marcus Intalex – Virgo / Dispatch Rec.
15. Komatic – Rectified / Celsius Rec.
16. Lenzman – Diamonds / Sun And Bass Comp.
17. Physical Illusion – So Naive / Soul Deep Rec. Dub
18. Chris Sabian – Self Belief / Phuzion Digital
19. Advisory & Scenic – Moving Deeper / Offworld Rec.
20. SpectraSoul – The Gift / Shogun Audio
21. Mr. Joseph – Sounds Cryptic / Telluric Rec.
22. Random Movement – 2 Dogs Down / Influence Rec.
23. Clarity – Omni Blue / Point Audio
24. Against & Hidden Element – On Cloud Nine / Celsius Rec.
25. Command Strange – Dreams / Fokuz Rec.
26. Sunny Crimea & Physical Illusion – After Midnight / Respect Rec. Dub

Hooray Kiki

Yay!  I have successfully completed my first semester of grad school.  Now I have 2 weeks off before summer session starts and I plan on thoroughly enjoying those two weeks, starting tonight.


If you’re in Chi come on out.  I’m mixing from 11 to 12.  Should be good times people, so don’t miss it.


Today’s Oldie:
Ed Rush & OpticalThe Medicine (Matrix Remix) – Virus Recordings 1999

MethodusStepping Forward Podcast #2


. Mikal – Take You Away – Stepping Forward Dub
. DJ Linky – Brady Bunch – Luv Disaster
. ATP & Forge – Let You Go – Dub
. Lynx ft. Delhia – Everyday – Detail Recordings Dub
. Sevin – Lost In Translation – Stepping Forward Dub
. J Dilla – King (Sinistarr DnB Bootleg) – Dub
. Severity Zero – Second Thoughts – Stepping Forward Dub
. Mikal – Experience – Stepping Forward Dub
. Jaybee & Grimm – Only You – Dub
. Marcus Intalex ft. Calibre – Meltdown – Soul:R
. SoulTec – Waterlilies – Steppin Forward Dub
. Muwookie ft. James Hooke – Breath – Stepping Forward
. Random Movement – Risk – Rubik Records
. Jaybee & Sinistarr – Should I (Heavy1 Remix) – Rubik Records
. Sinistarr – Aquamech (Calculon Remix) – Dub
. Clinikal – Queen Bee – Steppin Forward Dub
. Godfather Sage ft. Blak – The Vanishing – ?? – Stepping Forward Dub
. Marcus Intalex ft. Riya – Regrets – Soul:R
. Mad Rabbit – Cafe 420 – Stepping Forward

Spring Break Kiki

So much for Spring Break. I have a ton of work to do. 😦

Wish I was going to Miami with my dnb peeps and enjoying some sun and good music.  Have fun without me!!

Lots of good stuff out still.  I keep listening to all these mixes while I study and am geeked about all the good tunes.

Blue Motion & Grimm feat. Remo – Walking Away

EBK, Octane & DLR feat. Gusto – Mainframe

Today’s Oldie:
Ed Rush & OpticalFixationVirus Recordings 1998
I can’t believe I hadn’t posted this one.  It’s one of my faves from the Wormhole album.  (That’s not really saying much cuz I pretty much love every track on that album. )  I just got reminded of it listening to that Renegade Hardware History Session mix.

FabioRadio 1 D&B Show 03/21/11


Icicle featuring SP:MC – Dreadnaught [Shogun Records]
DJ Die & Interface – Slow Down [Symmetry]
Flaco – Isla Verde [White]
Fresh – Arkanoid [RAM Records]
Amaning – Waters of Mars


Calibre – Untitled

Logistics – Together (VIP mix) [Hospital Records]
Netsky – Tomorrow’s Another Day [Liqweed]
Dub Physics – Oi Mate Your Glasses Have No Lenses In


Pendulum – Plastic Worlds [Breakbeat Kaos]
Ozone – Unknown
A-Sides – Ain’t Nobody
Skeptical – Euphoria [Vampire Records]


Usual Suspects – Killer Bees


Loadstar – Hit The Ground [RAM]

Loadstar – Space Between [RAM]
Dramatic & DBAudio – I’m For Real [Liquid V]


Original Sin – Original Badboy
Subzero – Poon [Ganja Recordings]

SpectraSoul – Reminisce [Shogun]
Shookz & Devise – Independent Light

Weekend Fun

It’s friday and I’m excited that there are again fun things to do.  The one thing that has been keeping me sane from the lack of working is that I’ve actually had the opportunity to take part in some fun activities since I got back.  Hopefully this keeps up until it’s nice outside again and I won’t have to worry about being trapped in my flat when there’s nothing to do.

Mutt feat. Kevin KingForget (track is in Spearhead Records player)

Today’s Oldie:
Ed RushThe DreadTrouble On Vinyl 1993

I’m not to familiar with Liquicity but I found this mix on H!ghtimes and listened to it while working out today.  Takes a minute to download but definitely worth the wait.  ❤
Liquicity Promo Mix


01. Ashanti – Make Up (Redeyes Remix)
02. Lenzman feat. Riya – Bittersweet
03. Command Strange – Get In The Groove
04. Big Bud feat. G-Rhymes – Fuzzy
05. Unknown – If We Can
06. Komatic – Remain Free
07. Simplification Feat. Edward Oberon – Loveline
08. Logistics – Haunted By Her Yesterdays
09. Lenzman – Allure
10. Adam Form – Down Inside (Subterra & Dekko Remix)
11. Logistics – Intervention
12. Logistics – Reality Checkpoint
13. Netsky – Hold On To Love
14. Logistics – Transporter
15. DC Breaks – Picket Line
16. Crystal Clear & Netsky – King Of The Stars
17. Enter Shikari – Juggernauts (Nero Remix)
18. The Streets – In The Middle (Nero Remix)
19. Chase & Status vs. Kid Kudi – Saxon At Night
20. Damian Marley – It Was Written (Chasing Shadows Remix)
21. Unknown – My Brother
22. ATM – Nociception

Christmas Shopping Kiki

I’m going to attempt to finish my Christmas Shopping today.  Woot.

Camo & KrookedNo Soul

Today’s Oldie:
Ed Rush & OpticalDozerVirus Recordings 1998

Soul IntentFuture Proof Podcast #5


01. Mindscape – Reefer (Vampire dub)
02. Digital & Outrage – K Zero 9 (Backlash)
03. Grafix – Burning Flesh (n/a)
04. Insight – What Do I Care (n/a)
05. Edward Oberon – The Reckoning (Influence dub)
06. Soul Intent – Cowboy Town (Cylon dub)
07. Skitty – Y (n/a)
08. Nether – Beating Me (31 dub)
09. Atom – The Plot (n/a)
10. Soul Intent – Let Go (Ingredients dub)
11. Survival – Body Snatcher (n/a)
12. Zero T & FD – After All (n/a)
13. Skeptical – Euphoria (n/a)
14. Dillinja – Silverblade (Skitty relick) (n/a)
15. Morphy – Disco (Nerve??)
16. NC-17 & Bladerunner – Dead Pit (n/a)
17. Trisector – Wiretrapped (Vampire dub)
18. Jubei & SPY – Project 1 (Nothing Venture, Nothing again EP – Headz dub)
19. Tokoyo Prose – All You Want (Samurai Music dub)
20. Eveson – The Alchemist (N/a)
21. Paradox – Planet 3 (Good Looking 30)
22. Derrik & Tonika – Lunapack (Age Of Outsiders Vol.3 – Outsider)
23. Requiem – Synaethesis (Age Of Outsiders Vol.3 – Outsider)
24. Soul Intent – Igloo ((Age Of Outsiders Vol.3 – Outsider)

Graffiti Kiki

Man.  My weekend was ridiculously graffiti filled.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.  Lots of hanging out and just kicking it with my friends.  The Ironlak US team was here to do a legal wall and it came out pretty amazing.  George is part of the team and Jeremy works for Ironlak so I was definitely Ironlak til I die this weekend.  LOL.  I won’t post pics, I’ll just wait til they are done with the video and post it then cuz it’ll be way cooler than my rinky dink photos.  Fun times with my friends for sure.  That’s all I usually ask for. 😉

The Square feat. Glen E StonGood Enough Remix (track is in The Square player)

Today’s Oldie:
Ed Rush & OpticalSick NoteVirus Recordings 1999
Ed Rush & Optical are always my goto dudes when I can’t think of an oldie.  All their old tracks are ridiculous awesome, what else can I say? 🙂

Paul ResetSeptember 2009 Mix


“Floating Tribe’ – DBR UK & Marginal (dub)
“Ringtone” – Calibre (Red Seal)
“Barn (Break rmx)” – Sato (Ingredients)
“1998″ – Kantyze (Influenza LTD dub)
“Sabotage” – Linden (Broken Audio)
“I Was 10″ – Spectrasoul (SGN:LTD)
“Alien Wings” – Zardonic & Brandon Miles & Tricky Pat (dub)
“Blackout” – Megadrummer (dub)
“Hi Top (Ed Rush & Optical rmx)” – Sigma (Viper)
“Jump Around” – Temper D (dub)
“Optimus Prime” – Chook (Full Force dub)
“The Void” – Gridlok (P51 dub)
“Treacherous Woman” – Genr8 (NVision dub)
“Eastern Promise” – Skynet (Corinthian)
“Aura” – Linden (dub)
“Planet Fall” – Audio (Virus)
“Contact (Noisia rmx)” – Foreign Beggars (Dented)
“Into Illusion” – Counterstrike & Katharsys (Algorythm dub)
“The Sickness” – Amit & Outrage (Commercial Suicide)
“Tell No Tales” – Morphy (dub)

Steppers Alliance Kiki

I used to be part of this 2step/UK Garage crew called Steppers Alliance when I lived in Minneapolis.  It was pretty awesome.  It was at the height of UK Garage’s introduction into the U.S.  On Halloween this year in Minneapolis there is a party and they are going to have a 2step/Garage stage.  They have asked Steppers Alliance to reunite and play.  They are flying me back to play which is great.  I’m pretty excited.  I think that any day where you get to hear old skool 2step/Garage out loud is dope.  🙂

4/4 (Mike) comes today.  Let the countdown to Matt Martin wedding extravaganza begin.  Woot.

Kjell – Lincoln Place (track is in player)
Stunna played this on his Bassdrive show yesterday.  I always love Kjell.  This track is so pretty. ❤

Today’s Oldie:
Ed Rush & Optical feat. FierceAlien GirlPrototype Recordings 1998
I really miss dancefloor bangers.  I should rephrase that.  I really miss these type of dancefloor bangers.  I know that there are tracks today that people consider bangers but they just aren’t up my alley.  The type that made everyone want to dance not just a chosen few.  Classic track.  Love it.

Sol.ID –  Another Way Mix August 2009


Glen E Ston – One Life (Decem Rmx) – Dub
Cern – Timeslip – Samurai
State Of Mind – Division Ten – SOM Music
Break – Headz Up – Metalheadz
Loxy & Matt-U – Between Two Worlds – Nemcron
Sol.ID & Subz – From Dark 2 Grey – Basswerk Dub
Dan Marshall – Sun Down – Dub
Alix Perez – Down The Line (Break Rmx) – Shogun
Rufige Kru – Letting Go (AI Rmx) – Metalheadz
Generic, Subtone & Sol.ID – Untitled – Dub
Noisia – Crank – Vision
Enei & Implex – Control – Dub
Alix Perez ft. Kemo – I’m Free – Shogun
Syntex & June Miller – Sleep – Dub
Edward Oberon – Void – Dub
Spectrasoul – Organizer – Critical
Survival – Hit You When You’re Down – Exit
Oak – Tsunami – Tamp3cords Dub
Dan Marshall – Jazz Creature – Dub

Cough Suppressant Kiki

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. 😉

Today’s Oldie:
Ed Rush & OpticalFunktionV 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.

MethodusNatural 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] ❤
. 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]

Unexcited Kiki

After such a fun weekend this week seems kinda boring which is really lame cuz it’s only tuesday.  Boo.  Sorry that I have nothing exciting to talk about. 😦

Well Being – Storms By Streetlight (track is in player)

Marcus Intalex – Airbourne (track is in player)

Today’s Oldie:
Ed Rush & OpticalSlip ThruVirus Recordings 1998
I can just pick oldies from this Wormhole LP for days…  well 10 days to be exact cuz there’s only 10 on the album. 😉   It’s still one of my top dnb albums.  This track is one of my faves of of it.

State of MindNext Level 95BFM 5/30/09
Try and grab this while you can, sometimes those beatplexity links don’t stay up for that long.


Ill Skillz – In Your Name
Camo & Kr00ked – Escape
Cable – Plastic Planets
Craggz & Parallel Forces – Shake the Disease
Dabs – Crawler
Cern – Seek The Truth [RENEGADE HARDWARE]
Chris.SU – Illusions
Bungle – Move On
State Of Mind – Inverse Current
Mindscape & Monk – Into The Night

Dose & Black Planet –
L Plus – Runnings?

Trei & Teknik – Sleepless
Black Sun Empire & Chris.SU – Skyrider
State Of Mind & Chris.SU – Wanna Hear
Shimon & Bizarre – Zoids
Prolix – Hold Back
Borderline – Change of Shapes
Cause 4 Concern – Paranormal (Prolix remix)
Spor – Do Not Shake
Bulletproof, Teknik & Nymfo – 3 of a Kind
Phace – Crocker
Mayhem – Meant to Be
Utopia – Force of Mind
Concord Dawn, Psidream & Pacific – Bloody Fives
Bulletproof feat Mindscape & Tiki Taane – Dark Times (State Of Mind remix)
State Of Mind – More
Trei feat. Thomas Oliver – Lead Me On