High Contrast

I’m having a High Contrast day.  I worked out to his 2003 Essential Mix this morning, and now I can’t get “It’s Too Late” out of my head.  It’s one of my fave records that I own.

 

Tracklist

 The Streets – ‘It’s too Late (high contrast mix) ‘ (679)
London Electricity – ‘To Be Free’ (Hospital)
High Contrast – ‘Twilights Last Gleaming’ (Hospital)
Cyantific – ’90’ (Hospital)
Unknown – ‘Searching for my Rizla’ (White Label)
Influx Datum UK – ‘Sing Out’ (Formation)
Nu:Tone – ‘Our House (Calibre Remix)’ (White )
High Contrast – ‘Return of Forever’ (Hospital)
Roland Clarke – ‘I Get Deep (Accapella)’ (Shelter)
D. Kay + DJ Lee – ‘Manipulate the Universe'(White Label)
John B – ‘Without U’ (White Label)
Mind Machine – ‘Barcelona (High Contrast Remix) (BC recordings)
Unknown – ‘Delirium remix’ (white label)
Kaos – ‘Studio 54’ (Human)
Matrix – ‘Trippin Remix’ (White label)
MIST – ‘Outer Space’ (Soul:R)
High Contrast – ‘Love sick’ (Hospital)
London electricity – ‘Born 2 Synthesize’ (Hospital)
FSOL – ‘Papua New Guinea remix’ (White Label)
Unknown – ‘LFO remix’ (White Label)
Unknown – ‘Gypsey Woman rmx’ (White Label)
Nu:Tone – ‘Do It/ Feel It’ (White Label)
High Contrast – ‘The Basement Track’ (Hospital)
Landslide – ‘It’s Not Over (Influx Datum UK remix) (Hospital)
MIST – ‘Barracuda’ (Soul:R)
Johnny L – ‘Let’s Roll’ (Pirahna)
Photek – ‘The End Remix’ (Photek Productions)
London Electricity – ‘Different Drum’ (Hospital)
Omni Trio – ‘Renegade Snares (High Contrast Remix)’ (Moving Shadow)

Hawaiian Tropics

When I lived in Minneapolis, there was this girl I used to rave with sometimes that we called Hawaiian Tropics.  It wasn’t a diss, she was actually trying her damnedest to become Miss Hawaiian Tropics.  I had never heard of this competition until I met her. She was always really orange.

Currently, I’m pretending I’m on a beach listening to dnb and drinking margaritas.  Really it’s 8 am, it’s rainy season and muggy as hell and I’m sitting in my office with a fan blowing in my face.

There is a bright spot though, I just transferred some old mixes from an external hard drive that I forgot I had brought with me to Japan, to my laptop and have been listening to some oldies but goodies.  Of course I find the hard drive while I’m going through my things to pack up shit to move back.

Lets be honest though, this is not really that different from every other day where I spend a majority of my time listening to dnb from 15 odd years ago.  This time around though, I have an even bigger library of mixes to choose from. 😉

This track is 14 years old.  Am I really that old?  LOL

 

Dear Homework, I Hate you. Love Kiki

I’ve been buried in a bat cave doing homework for the past 4 days.  Kill me now.

High Contrast and Noah D at The Mid tonight.  My buddy Stunna is playing too.  Stop by if you’re in the Chi area.

Tunes:
MuwookieMemories
It’s funny how you hear songs and just accept that you know them and have no clue who made them.  LOL.  I’ve been hearing this song for ages and only now know that  it’s Muwookie.  Dope tune.

Danoo feat. Kevin KingSo Many Reasons
I guess I’m in a sexy vocal liquidy mood today.  Lovin this one.

Today’s Oldie:
Stress Level & TC1 feat. Jenna GLost In MusicLiquid V 2005

Faironne Different Perceptions March 2011

Tracklist

01. Operon & Carly Dickenson – Pictures (Fokuz Recordings)
02. Dave Owen & Dave Shichman – Life Moves Fast (Luv Disaster Records)
03. Zero T – Goes Around (Shogun Audio)
04. Random Movement – Hotter Measures (HE:Jam)
05. Phat Playaz – Pillow Talk (Soul Deep Recordings)
06. Zero T & Mosus – Call Waiting (Liquid V)
07. Philth & Facing Jinx – Miss Understanding (Peer Pressure)
08. Random Movement – Please Don’t Leave Me (Driven AM Recordings)
09. Motta Feat. Jett – Love Sickness (Human Soul Recordings)
10. The Soul Warriors – My Soul (Quebola Records)
11. Command Strange – Day After Day (Fokuz Recordings)
12. Eclipse – Feels So Right (Urban Chemistry)
13. Physical Illusion – Give Me The Strain (Influenza Media)
14. Inside Man – A Million Lies (Vibration Records)
15. Qumulus – Soul Wave (Luv Disaster Records)
16. ATP – Smooth Fella (Basswerk Files)
17. Madmen & Poets – Leave It (Fokuz Recordings)
18. Smote – My World (Fokuz Recordings)
19. Smote – Born To My Soul (Fokuz Recordings)

Original Sin Kiki

There’s an Original Sin Cider pin up contest at work today so I reckon it will be a fun shift at least.

Tunes:
Jubei & Alix PerezUntitled
I’ve been loving this one for a minute.  I don’t know if the track is untitled, or is titled untitled…  LOL.  Whatever it is I love it. 🙂

Today’s Oldie:
High ContrastMagicHospital Records 2005

PhysicsBeatniks Show @ Basso FM 09/17/2010

Tracklist

01. Mr Joseph -True Love-Fizzy Beats
02. BCee & Spy-is anybody out there?-Spearhead
03. Bungle-The Source-Innerground
04. Grado&Janky-The Flow-White
05. Savage Rehab-Tiger Moth-V Recordings
06. Atom-Dolly-Sonorous
07. Seba & Physics-Before I Can BReathe-Secret operations
08. Data-The Black Padoga-metalheadz
09. Trisector-Failsafe-DUb
10. Seba & Physics – ?
11. Eveson-Marley-Spearhead
12. Mr Joseph-Rodigan-White
13. Total Science & riya-Redlines-CIA
14. Electro Soul System-Doom Star-Kos Mos Music
15. Zyz & Ruffen & Oak – ?
16. Physics-Last Breath-Midnight Sun
17. Outrage & KIrsty Hawksaw – ?
18. Seba-Never Let You Go-Warm Communications
19. Spy-By Your Side-Spearhead
20. Furney-Delasoul-Dub
21. Chris Inperspective-Herb Minus-Nu Directions
22. John Legend & The Roots – The Fire

Insomnia & Kiki

Insomnia is back.  I’m not surprised.  I’m pretty stressed these days so of course I can’t sleep. *shrugs*

Tunes:
Utah Jazz – Quincy (track is in player)
Going to hip hop shows has ruined the novelty of hearing The Pharcyde’s Passin Me By as it is usually a classic mixing track in people’s sets but I actually like this sampling in the Utah Jazz track.  It’s pretty.

Today’s Oldie:
High ContrastMusic Is EverythingHospital Records 2002

FDCritical Podcast #7

Tracklist

Sam KDC – Chains – Dub
Code 3 – Response Call – Exit
Alix Perez & Zero T – Enemy of Reason – Dub
Total Science – Concrete Proof – Dub
Fracture & Neptune – Dustball – Astrophonica Dub
FD – Third Glance – Critical Dub
Ulterior Motive & FD – All That We Are – Metalheadz Dub
dBridge – Kismet – Shogun Audio
Photek – Knitevision – Photek Productions
System – Time Target – Dub
Jonny L – Uneasy – XL
FD, Hydro & Keza – Remorse – Critical
Consequence ft. dBridge – Life Is Timing – Exit
Shed – Ostrich-Mountain-Square – Ostgut Ton
L-OW – Inspect (Sigha Remix) – Dub
Headhunter – Paradigm Shift – Tempa
Efdemin – Acid Bells (Martyn’s Bitersweet Mix) – Curle Recordings
Ramadanman – Don’t Change For Me – Hessle Audio

Bring It On Kiki

This week has gone by surprisingly fast.  I’m looking forward to the weekend.  There are still some peeps I haven’t seen since I got back so there will be a lot of hang out sessions going on. 🙂

Tunes:
Intelligent Manners – Stutters (track is in player)
I’m a sucker for any dnb tune that uses r&b samples.

Today’s Oldie:
High ContrastMake It TonightHospital Records 2001

BalistikAssassin Sounds Show on DnB Radio 02/06/10

Tracklist

01 – R.I.S.A – Morning Jam
02 – PFM & Formula One – ????
03 – Danoo feat Jett – Can’t Wait Anymore
04 – Notion – It Always Was (Hobzee Rmx)
05 – Edward Oberon – Change Everything
06 – LM1 – Season Of Descent
07 – Blade – Just A Little More
08 – LM1 – Blue Mountain
09 – Well Being – Without A Doubt
10 – LM1 – Unbreakable
11 – Qumulus – Better Than Before
12 – ???? – ????
13 – Savage Rehab – Quite Stars
14 – Commix – Back Chat
15 – Ez Rollers – Shoot Me Down (Bladerunner Rmx)
16 – Mefjus, Bowser & Kaisa – Gravitational Lensing
17 – ???? – ????
18 – Paul SG – Grey Skin (Mefjus & Bowser Rmx)
19 – Bladerunner – Mercinary
20 – Capone – Friday
21 – Mr Explicit – Who Do I Trust
22 – Paul Sait Jack – Timeless (Mefjus & Bowser Rmx)
23 – Mefjus – Subtronic
24 – Mefjus – Teknique
25 – Mefjus & Che – Dr Satan
26 – Mefjus – Assassin
27 – Amex & Kaisa – Sourcream (Bowser Rmx)
28 – Mefjus – Secret Chamber
29 – Mefjus – No Choice
30 – Mefjus – Static
31 – Mefjus & M Force – Wholetrain

Rave In My Pants Kiki

I was mixing my 2step jams yesterday and I actually started to get excited for my set on saturday.  Mike was sitting playing on the internets while I was mixing and we both agreed that garage is straight up party music.  Who wouldn’t love to hear booming bass and r&b remixes when you go to a party?  It’s definitely not “sitting around the house” music.  I’m going to take loads of pics.  This thing is definitely going to be interesting. 🙂

In more news, Ashland Ave is most certainly the bane of my existence.  They started construction at 7am this morning.  That’s just rude.  Boo.

Tunes:
Grafix – I Must Say (track is in player)

Today’s Oldie:
Calibre & High ContrastThe Other SideSignature Records 2004

Dj HypeEssential Mix 10/17/2009

Tracklist

Pendulum – Tarantula [Original Proto Version] (Dub)
Noisia – Deception (Dub)
Original Sin And Taxman – Casino (Ganja Dub)
Shy FX – Everyday [Chase N Status Remix] (Digital Soundboy)
Vapour – Cut Paper (Dub)
Hazard – Psychadelic (Playaz Dub)
Break – Winter Sun (Shogun)
Taxman – Harrys Revenge (Ganja Dub)
Twisted Individual – Handgrenade [Clipz Remix] (Dub)
Hazard – Against The Clock (Playaz Dub)
Sub Focus – World Of Hurt (Ram)
J Majik – Mosqiuto (Mosquito)
Sub Zero – Motion (Ganja Dub)
Zero T & Mosus – Vanity (Dub)
Jaydan – Driller Killer (Ganja Promo)
Marky & Spy – Brainstorm (Innersound Dub)
Original Sin – Pimp Don’t Limp (Playaz Dub)
Lomax – Jungle FX (Ram Dub)
Noisia Feat Foreign Beggars – ??? (Dub)
Sub Zero – Spin Doc (Ganja)
Netsky – Tomorrow Is Another Day VIP (Liq-Weed Dub)
Total Science – Gangsters (C.I.A. Dub)
Hazard – Busted VIP (Playaz)
Sub Focus – Deep Space (Ram)
The Unknown Artist – The Unknown Track (Dub)
Original Sin – Step On (Playaz)

Busy Busy Kiki

I am still amazed by how busy I am for being an unemployed person.  I guess I always imagined unemployment to be a period of time where you didn’t do anything but sit on the couch and watch telly.  I guess it really is what you make of it.  Today is chockablock full for me.  If you are in Chi go see Klute at Lava tonight.  Lots of buddies playing, Lamebrane, Stunna, Submorphics and Subverb.  Should be a good night.  Also listen to that Zero T Fabric Live Promo mix, it’s dope. 🙂

Tunes:
Alix Perez feat. Foreign BeggarsThe Cut Deepens
This track is diiiirrrrty.  Love it.  I’m actually digging Alix’s whole 1984 LP, cd and vinyl.  Nice one.

Today’s Oldie:
The StreetsIt’s too Late (High Contrast Remix) – Bootleg 2004
One of my favourite Streets songs.  Love this remix.

Dj PreshaSamurai Music Radio Bassdrive 09/21/09

Tracklist

??? – no answers – ???
alix perez – 1984 – shogun audio
consequence – 11 circles – exit
tokyo prose – bankrobber dub – ??
??- ??
alix perez feat spectrasoul & peven everett – forsaken – shogun audio
marcus intalex – airbourne – soul:r
tokyo prose – all you want – samurai red seal
eveson – hear no evil
calibre feat lariman – tru beat – critical
alix perez – fade away – shogun audio
alix perez – contradictions – shogun audio
total science – trespass – cia
survival – ?? – dispatch
sabre – leaf – critical
s.p.y. – dark age – c.i.a.
soul intent – cowboy town – ??
spectrasoul – adoration vip – ??
eveson – numbers – ??
alix perez – myriads – shogun audio
fortran – the end part 2 – 31records
s.p.y. feat riya – loneliness – c.i.a.
digital & outrage – sensor – function
alix perez & zero t – suffer in silence – shogun audio
?? – ??
spectrasoul – 4 points – metalheadz
noisia & phace – floating zero – vision
lenzman feat jo s – no coincidence – metalheadz
trei – innuendo – samurai music
alix perez feat foreign beggars – the cut deepens – shogun audio

BBQ Kiki

It’s Memorial Day.  No work.  Woot.  I’m going to stop by a couple of bbqs and pig out.  You should do the same.

Tunes:
Will Miles feat. Sopheye – Love Come Back (track is in Sopheye player)

Utah Jazz & SoulmaticDisc-oh (track is in Innerground player)

Paul SGGrey Skin

Today’s Oldie:
Omni TrioRenegade Snares (High Contrast Remix) – Moving Shadow 2003
I’m extremely persnickety when it comes to remixes.  I love the classics so much.  If you don’t think you can do just as good of a job, don’t touch it… please.  We were just talking about how awesome this remix is in the Bassdrive chatroom the other day.  Love it.  So so good.

Aaron JayKongkast #88

Tracklist

01. She Got Me – Glen E Ston and Flaco (INFLUENCE RECORDS DUB)
02. Model Way – Calibre (Signiture)
03. Bucktown – Andy Skopes (DUB)
04. Cold World – Lenzman (DUB)
05. Follow my own path, dig my own grave – Mix Master Doc and Random Movement (DUB)
06. Snow – Seba (DUB)
07. The Trendy Track – Bal (INFLUENCE RECORDS ‘The Out There’ EP DUB)
08. Organizer – Spectrasoul (DUB)
09. Remendy – Calibre (Signiture)
10. Dead Mans Chest – Eveson (DUB)
11. This is drum and bass – K-Dan (DUB)
12. Close Call – Beta 2 (DUB)
13. Guiding Star – Delta and Format (INFLUENCE RECORDS DUB)
14. Red Glass – Digital Hunters – (Inner Ground DUB)
15. My Sentimental Moods – Makoto (Creative Source DUB)
16. Ringtone – Calibe (Signiture)
17. Cold Days – Jaybee (INFLUENCE RECORDS DUB)
18. Can’t say goodbye – Glen E Ston (INFLUENCE RECORDS DUB)

Buddies

This weekend seemed really long.  I’m by no means complaining.  I enjoyed it immensely.  Lots of hanging out with buddies, good food, lounging.  You know how much I love doing that. 🙂

Tunes:
B-complexGirl With Flower

Today’s Oldie:
The White StripesBlue Orchid (High Contrast Remix) – XL Recordings 2005
Nice remix.

Dj PreshaSamurai Music Bassdrive Show 04/21/09

Tracklist

1. Calibre – Change – Signature
2. Calibre – Soft Tear – Signature
3. Instra:Mental – Tramma – ??
4. Cyantific – Empty Streets – Hospital
5. Luca – Saint Bond – Samurai Red Seal
6. Calibre – Leave – ??
7. ASC – Porcelain – Non+
8. Jonny L – Microdays – Mr L
9. Calibre & MC DRS – Judgement Day – ??
10. S.P.Y.- Moving In Circles – ??
11. Lynx & Kemo – Hotriders – Soul:R
12. Survival – Burned Out – Exit
13. Survival – Foreshadow – Exit
14. ASC – Iris – Nu Directions
15. Jubei – Stingray – Creative Source
16. Calibre – Reverse Engineering – ??
17. Ash – Solitude – 31 Records
18. SpectraSoul – Submisssion – Celsius
19. Stunna – Run – ??
20. HLZ & Kiat – Bella – ??
21. HLZ – Lowalk – 31 Records
22. Total Science – Archive – ??
23. Calibre & MC DRS – Loves Too Tight To Mention – Signature
24. Lenzman – Fade Away – 31 Records
25. Phobia & Jubei – Coopers Dream – Coded
26. Commix – Breaking Through – 31 Records
27. Lynx & Kemo – Camera – Soul:R
28. Survival – Terrain – Exit
29. Lenzman – Rags To Riches -??
30. Method One – The 47 – ??
31. Instra:Mental – Watching You – ??