Thursday, October 30, 2014

Episode 76B: Subvert Sessions Podcast | 170BPM [October 2014]

Part two of our October special. This time its straight up drum & bass, featuring the freshest beats and some classics thrown in for good measure. It is also a taster for the Subvert HQ do happening on Oct 18 at Loof (Singapore). See you there.

Event details HERE.

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Track list:

01. The Invaderz - Love Vibrations [Commercial Suicide]
02. The Invaderz - Getting So [Commercial Suicide]
03. Metrik - Infinity [Hospital]
04. Chromatic - Found You [Utopia Music]
05. Intelligent Manners - Love Is Love [Fokuz]
06. Edit and Pennygiles - Set Theory [CIA]
07. Fred V and Grafix - Maverick Souls [Hospital]
08. Metrik - Borealis [Hospital]
09. Seathasky and Silence Groove - Together [Offworld]
10. FD - Ice 690 [Soul:R]
11. Paragon - Precipice [ThirtyOne Recordings]
12. Edit and J-Daure - Cardinal [Med School]
13. S.P.Y - Lost Orbit [Hospital]
14. Bungle - Astral Travel [Soul:R]
15. Blu Mar Ten - Made Of Air [BMT Music]
16. Seba - Cold Spring (featuring Robert Manos) [Spearhead]
17. Kid Drama - What Do You See [Exit]
18. Fis and Tokyo Prose - The Dares [Samurai Horo]
19. Bop - Impermenance [Med School]
20. Bop - The Amazing Adventures Of One Curious Pixel [Med School]
21. Kiyoko - Dulcimer [Auxiliary]
22. Rufige Kru - Beachdrifta [Metalheadz]

Time: 56:15

Recorded: Oct 4 2014
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Episode 76A: Subvert Sessions Podcast | 170BPM [October 2014]

Episode 76: Subvert Sessions Podcast | 170BPM [October 2014] by Zul Othman on Mixcloud

Ice cold minimalism and rolling breakbeats with some soundtrack moments thrown in for good measure, Episode 76 - part one of our October special - is at once lilting and weighted in emotion. If you're looking for something hypnotic, look no further.

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Track list:

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02. Microfunk Crew - Alarm Clock [Med School]
03. Blu Mar Ten - Thin Air (Kid Drama Remix) [BMT Music]
04. HijaQ - Deep Breath [dub]
05. Himalia - Always Waiting [Med School]
06. RQ - LMNTZ [Dawn]
07. Kid Drama - Void [Pleasure District]
08. Blu Mar Ten - Sweet Little Supernova (dBridge Remix) [BMT Music]
09. S.P.Y - Frozen [Hospital]
10. Hidden Elements and Liquid Break - Watch Me [Translation Recordings]
11. Blu Mar Ten - Remembered Her Wrong (Anile Remix) [BMT Music]
12. Synkro and Indigo - Reflection [Exit]
13. Synkro - Progression (Indigo Remix) [Exit]
14. Nuage - So Long (Translation Recordings]
15. Air - Alone In Kyoto [Source]
16. Portishead - Theme From To Kill A Dead Man [Go! Beat]
17. St Etienne - The Sea (PFM Remix) [Heavenly]
18. Spacelink - Offset Jazz [Reinforced/Passenger]
19. Synkro - Lost Here (featuring Robert Manos) [Apollo]

Time: 59:30

Recorded: Sep 27 2014
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dBridge - Live at Womb

The Exit Records boss and drum‘n’bass maestro throws down some Amen-inspired breaks and future rollers. Live at Womb in Tokyo.
For those who don't know, dBridge aka Darren White’s first introduction into the music scene was in 1992, when he formed the Sewage Monsters outfit with his older brother Steve Spacek. In the mid-90s Darren met Jason Maldini and was soon working alongside him at Trouble On Vinyl. Whilst experimenting with beats the duo released their first 12" on Renegade Hardware, Flash Gordon/Jeep Beats, followed by a bunch of massive anthems. In 1998 Darren was one of the four founding members of Bad Company UK, based on the philosophy of re-energising what was becoming an increasingly minimalist musical genre. Their label BC Recordings defined a whole era in the genre, and as a production crew released on labels such as Prototype, Virus, RAM, React, and Formation, just to name a few. Bypassing the path leading to mainstream success, the crew instead opted to fuel the underground. This way of thinking was embodied in the birth of flagship internet forum, which gave fans and fellow artists alike the opportunity to express opinions, contribute ideas and greatly strengthened the global d’n’b community. Not staying still for long, dBridge co-produced Spacek’s second longplayer Vintage High-Tech which defined a new generation of British soul music, harnessing the power of today’s electronic media to create a vintage sound. Laterly his collaboration with Instra:mental created the short-lived but vital Autonomic club night, label and podcast series. Autonomic is credited with giving drum ‘n’ bass a much needed shot in the arm, and signposting the possibilities for a multitude of creative young producers. dBridge also helms his label Exit Records, a home to Om Unit, Dub Phizix, Amit, and veteran Marcus Intalex, and has also started another endeavour: Heart Drive. With a history as varied and colorful as his, no one knows what to expect next from dBridge: but it’s guaranteed to be ahead of the curve.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Nu:Tone - FABRICLIVE Promo Mix

In truth, this is actually the first time Fabric London has featured an exclusive mix from Hospital Records maestro, Nu:Tone. It's not been intentional, obviously, but consider that he will soon release his long awaited fourth studio album, Future History, perhaps they were waiting for the most apt time to deliver his renowned incendiary selections. Here, the drum and bass luminary has pulled together a fierce blast of exactly the kind of accelerated future funk he is famous for.

Track list:

1. Structure - All Night Long
2. Colossus - The Road
3. Amy Steele - Eyes On You (Spectrasoul Remix)
4. Ulterior Motive - You Must See
5. Command Strange - Remedy
6. Technimatic - Looking For Diversion (ft. Lucy Kitchen)
7. Roy Ayers - Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Machinedrum Edit)
8. Laura Mvula - Green Garden (Nu:Tone Edit)
9. Logistics - Citylife
10. Nu:Tone - Tides (ft. Lea Lea)
11. Sampha - Too Much (Spectrasoul Bootleg)
12. TC - Everything For A Reason (Ivy Lab Remix)
13. A Sides - Dynamic Sound
14. Villem - Poly
15. Billon - Special (Nu:Tone Remix)

Play Diffrent Music Diffrent Music present: GiraffeCast 018

Diffrent Music present: GiraffeCast 018
With a bit of a pause on the usual GiraffeCast format and after the summer's BBQcast, we return with some fresh flavours and some unexpected drama.

Kolectiv were invited down to the zoo to come chat about their forthcoming 'Immortalis EP' but things got a bit out of hand…

Campfire Stories 6 (Lapsed Scenes) Mixed by ASC

Campfire Stories is a mix series by friends of Silent Season. The focus of the series is on storytelling through deeper electronic music. Artists weave together narratives using the emotional characteristics of ambient and techno music.This set was recorded at the Decibel Festival in Seattle, Washington on Friday, September 26 2014 at the EMP Museum.…s-all-sscd14…right-sscd11

David Rees’ Aphex Swift Is The Best Aphex Twin/Taylor Swift Mashup Album Of The Year So Far

Taylor Swift is not a regular fixture on our pages. But this has to be heard to be believed. Mixing together Aphex Twin and Taylor Swift is a weird idea at first, but it makes so much sense the more that you think about it. They may be pretty far apart sonically, but both of them have released albums this year that challenged the boundaries of where pop music can go. Enter cartoonist David Rees, who has just put out an eight-track album that mixes the two artists to pretty good effect! Putting together “Avirl 14th” and “You Belong With Me” just somehow works. In a Tumblr post, Rees laid out his reasoning for working on the project: “I actually think Richard D. James (Aphex Twin) and Taylor Swift have a lot in common besides their songwriting talents — or, at least, they each have characteristics more commonly associated with the other.” Read his full explanation and listen to the mix!

This summer I decided to make an album of Aphex Twin / Taylor Swift mashups. I am a big fan of both these artists — I think they’ve each written some thrilling pop hooks and their production is amazing. I also just wanted to see if it could be done. (Plus I thought “AphexSwift” passed the threshold of catchy titles for mashup projects, which is half the battle.)

I actually think Richard D. James (Aphex Twin) and Taylor Swift have a lot in common besides their songwriting talents — or, at least, they each have characteristics more commonly associated with the other.

For instance, Taylor Swift made her name by writing big-hearted confessional songs for tween girls. But a lot of Aphex Twin’s music (especially on the Richard D. James album, from which most of these tracks are culled) is also super romantic — saccharine, even. Sometimes I wonder if his impossibly complex, inhuman drum patterns are just serving as a layer of sonic indie-cred to make the heart-on-your-sleeve melody and delicate timbres of (say) Girl/Boy song more palatable for “cool” people. Or, on a more personal level, it’s like he’s protecting his bleeding heart behind a crazy tangle of barbed-wire snare rolls. AND WHO AMONG US HASN’T DONE THAT?


And then, on the other hand, we’ve got to acknowledge that Taylor Swift is sort of terrifying. Aphex Twin is famously camera shy, and employs a lot of cryptic/creepy imagery in his videos. Of course, I wouldn’t describe Taylor Swift as camera-shy … but her incredible poise and superhuman competence are, to me, just as alien and intimidating as Aphex Twin’s photoshopped leering ghoul-faces. It’s a cliche to describe a celebrity as controlled and masterful as Taylor Swift as robotic, but I think there’s some truth there, especially in an age when we assume — rightly or wrongly — any pop singer who hits a high note did it with the help of a computer. There’s also the matter of her lyrics, which can be sorta cruel and sarcastic in a classic “mean girl” way. For all her blinding smiles and Subway commercials and wholesome concerts, I do think there’s a dark side to Taylor Swift. She is what happens when Skynet becomes self-aware.

And so part two of my thesis is: TAYLOR SWIFT IS AS SCARY AS APHEX TWIN

Anyway, there’s a lot more pseudo-intellectual jibber jabber I could say about this project, but basically I just hope people enjoy listening to it, because it was really fun to make. I learned about making mashups while working on it, and I came to appreciate these two songwriters even more than I already did. I would be open to marrying either of them.


Source: Stereo Gum

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Suki Quasimodo Boiler Room Berlin DJ Set


Suki Quasimodo brings us fifty minutes of rooftop Jungle, Footwork and various other ominous club riddims...

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Presha & MC LowQui - Samurai Music Official Podcast 20

Samurai Music Official Podcast 20 is a special edition live recording of Presha & MC LowQui at Sun and Bass 2014.

This set was recorded at the Presha curated night, Friday September 12 2014 at the original home of Sun and Bass - the indoor floor at Ambra Night.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Paradox - Samurai Music Official Podcast 19

Paradox presents the latest edition of the Samurai Music podcast series in traditional podcast style as we release his latest collaborative single with long time production partner Nucleus.

Disclaimer - This is NOT a mix, but a narrator-style presented show'

Nucleus & Paradox 'Prism' / 'Electropaque' out now..

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Sunday, October 05, 2014

DAAT mix for ADSR Vancouver [September 22, 2014]

ADSR Weekend Warmup: DAAT
22 September 2014

01. Evan Paschke - Worker (Crashed) - dub
02. ASC & Vaccine - Heartfelt - Auxiliary
03. Dominic Ridgway & Clima - Untitled - dub
04. Heden & Dyl - Washed Out - dub
05. DAAT - Fridge - Detuned Transmissions
06. Clarity & Overlook - Engineering - Samurai dub
07. Gremlinz & Jesta - B.S.M.- dub
08. Paragon & Dyl - Unstable - dub
09. DAAT - Elevator - Detuned Transmissions
10. Dalglish - track5 - free release
11. DAAT - 7D - dub
12. DAAT - Rust - dub
13. DAAT - Meat Grinder - Detuned Transmissions
14. DAAT - Sixth Gear - Detuned Transmissions
15. Chu Ishikawa - Echo - Culture Publishers