Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Mix DS162: Lilt

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What's up Digital Soundboard fans? Hope you have had a decent Christmas time and are looking forward to 2011 as much as I am. Here's a mix to keep you and yours moving into the New Year.

Thanks for the loyal patronage in 2010 and my very best wishes for next year to you all.

Sobersoul - Dazzle Tears - Aerial Vibes
Metrik - The Arrival feat. Jan Burton - Viper Recordings
Concord Dawn, Nina McSweeney - Easy Life feat. Nina McSweeney - Uprising Records
Lenzman, Riya - Bittersweet Pt 2 feat Riya - SGN:LTD
B4sstee - When You Go This Way - Wayside Recordings
Paul SG - Grey Skin - Influenza Media
Kjell - The Last Thing - Function Records
Generic - The Underdog - Vampire Records
Netsky - Storm Clouds - Hospital Records
Alix Perez - Contradictions - Shogun Audio
Broken Drum - I - Urban Chemistry
Metrik - Inner Child - Viper Recordings
S.P.Y - By Your Side (Logistics Remix) - Spearhead Records
Concord Dawn, Rido - One And Only feat. Rido - Uprising Records
Die, Break - Slow Down feat. Die - Symmetry Recordings
Netsky - Let's Leave Tomorrow feat. Bev Lee Harling - Hospital
Metrik - Ocean Drive - Metrik's SoundCloud
Kava Kava - Clarity - Believe Electro
Break - The Only Way - Symmetry Recordings

Buyable tracklist from Mixeeba.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Mix DS161: LHR 2 LAX

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I did this quickly today so I had a fresh mix for tomorrow's business trip to LA. I wasn't going to release it as the next episode as it was initially just meant as a way to listen to some of my new tunes during the 11 hour flight. I changed my mind...

Knowing someone else could be listening to what I am will be a welcome comfort. See you on the flip!

Command Strange - Rainbow In Your Hand - Fokuz
Beatport (320kbps Mp3)
Random Movement - Waterlogged - Innerground
Juno Download (320kbps Mp3/WAV) | DJ Tunes (320kbps Mp3) | Amazon (256kbps Mp3)
Flaco - On A Ride - Soundtrax Records
Beatport (320kbps Mp3)
ATP, Dave Owen - Way Back When - Rubik Digital
Juno Download (320kbps Mp3/WAV) | Amazon (256kbps Mp3)
Theory - Dirty Tricks - Translation Recordings
Juno Download (320kbps Mp3/WAV)
Crystal Distortion - Elysee Crash - Expressillon
Juno Download (320kbps Mp3/WAV)
Bcee, S.P.Y. - Nothing To Declare - Spearhead
Level 2 - Days Of Rain - Liquid V
Juno Download (320kbps Mp3/WAV) | DJ Tunes (320kbps Mp3) | Amazon (256kbps Mp3)
The Force - Blinded - Rebel Bass
Juno Download (320kbps Mp3/WAV)
Muffler - Triplet - SighCo
Chris.Su - The Bell - Triple Vision
Juno Download (320kbps Mp3/WAV)
Flaco - I Just Wanna Be - Soundtrax Records
Beatport (320kbps Mp3)
Random Movement - Kids In The Sea - Innerground
Juno Download (320kbps Mp3/WAV) | DJ Tunes (320kbps Mp3) | Amazon (256kbps Mp3)
Muffler - Gone With The Wind - SighCo
Beatport (320kbps Mp3)
The Force - Hoodlum - Rebel Bass
Juno Download (320kbps Mp3/WAV)
Dave Owen - Stay Cool - IQ Entertainment
Juno Download (320kbps Mp3/WAV) | DJ Tunes (320kbps Mp3) | Amazon (256kbps Mp3)
Muffler - Rotate - SighCo
New Zealand Shapeshifter - New Day Come (The Nextmen Remix) - Hospital
Juno Download (320kbps Mp3/WAV) | DJ Tunes (320kbps Mp3) | Amazon (256kbps Mp3)

Big up the artists featured above. Buyable tracklist by Mixeeba.

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Mix DS160: Frisson

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  1. Bad Monkey Mafia - Saved By The Breaks - Bad Monkey iTunes (320kbps Mp3)
  2. Undersound - Boundaries - Bassdrive 
  3. B4sstee - Better Way - Burn
  4. Command Strange - U Can't Touch This - Fokuz Beatport (320kbps Mp3)
  5. Logistics - Intervention - Hospital
  6. Bad Monkey Mafia - Raised By Wolves (feat. Martynia) - Bad Monkey
  7. Bcee, S.P.Y. - Is Anybody Out There - Spearhead
  8. Infuse - Fuck More - IQ Entertainment
  9. Silent Killer - I Will Die For You - Ohm Resistance Juno Download (320kbps Mp3/WAV) | Amazon (256kbps Mp3)
  10. Command Strange - Stoned Love - Celsius Juno Download (320kbps Mp3/WAV)
  11. Task Horizon - Focused Locust - Mainframe Juno Download (320kbps Mp3/WAV) | DJ Tunes (320kbps Mp3) | Amazon (256kbps Mp3)
  12. Bachelors Of Science - The Rush - Horizons Juno Download (320kbps Mp3/WAV) | Amazon (256kbps Mp3)
  13. Intelligent Manners, Command Strange - Hangin' On - Celsius Juno Download (320kbps Mp3/WAV) | Juno Records (12'')
  14. Random Movement - Used Illusions - http://www.randommovement.org/
  15. S.P.Y. - Go With The Flow - RAM Records DJ Tunes (320kbps Mp3) | Amazon (256kbps Mp3) | iTunes (320kbps Mp3)
  16. Camo, Krooked - Can't Get Enough - Breakbeat Kaos
  17. Genetic Bros - Uplifting - Talkin Beatz
  18. Utah Jazz - Burnt Out - Vintage Beatport (320kbps Mp3)
  19. Bcee, S.P.Y. - Nothing To Declare - Spearhead
  20. Command Strange - Its All Over - Fokuz Juno Download (320kbps Mp3/WAV) | Juno Records (12'')
  21. ??? - ??? - ???

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Mix DS159: Moments

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  1. KG - Love Today - Talkin Beatz
  2. Loadstar - Rapidas feat. Ikay - RAM
  3. Logistics, Cyantific, Natalie Williams - Brighter Day feat. Natalie Williams - Cyantific
  4. Netsky - Iron Heart - Hospital
  5. Lenzman - More Than I Can Take - Critical Presents: Modulations
  6. Total Science, Conrad - Soul Patrol (Marky, S.P.Y. Super Jungle Remix) - RUN DNB
  7. The Burbs - Cool Air - Jerona Fruits
  8. Brookes Brothers - Hard Knocks - Breakbeat Kaos
  9. Grimm - Fire - Future Thinkin
  10. Seba - Never Let You Go - Warm Communications
  11. Acuna, Level 2 - XXX - Liquid V
  12. Enei - Right On - Syncopix
  13. Shapeshifter - Dutchies (State Of Mind Remix) - Hospital
  14. KG - Lucky 17 - Allsorts
  15. Jonny L - 1 n 2 - Hospital
  16. Grafix - Make Me Feel - Nu Labels
  17. Random Movement - Please Don't Leave Me - Driven AM
  18. Shapeshifter - The Touch (Camo, Krooked Remix) - Hospital Records
  19. Crystal Fighters - In The Summer (Brookes Brothers Remix) - Zirkulo
  20. Camo, Krooked - Climax - Hospital
  21. Godfarm, Acma - Blue Tone (Makoto Remix) - HE:Digital
  22. Klute - Knowing How To Get There - Commercial Suicide
Where you can buy some of these tracks, courtesy of Mixeeba.com.

    Monday, 30 August 2010

    Mix DS158: Bass Apothecary

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    1. B-Complex - Ocean Deep - Santorin
    2. Level 2 - Ghetto Sounds - Liquid V
    3. Soul Intent - Sax Me - Influence
    4. Klute - Will You Still Love Me? - Commercial Suicide
    5. Seba - This Is Our House - Warm Communications
    6. Paul B - Bayawak - Syncopix
    7. Technicolour, Komatic - Skyline Boulevard - Technique
    8. Level 2 - Days Of Rain - Liquid V
    9. Need For Mirrors - Gallows - SGN:LTD
    10. Chris.Su - The Bell - Triple Vision
    11. Concord Dawn, Bulletproof - The Sum Of All Things - Uprising
    12. Netsky - Your Way - Triple Vision
    13. DT, Talon - Give You Something - Dusted 12 Inch
    14. Soul Intent - The Funky Creeper - Influence
    15. B-Complex - Raindrops - Santorin
    16. Magnetic Man - I Need Air (Digital Soundboy Remix) - Columbia
    17. Technicolour, Komatic - Daydreamer - Technique
    18. Blu Mar Ten - By The Time My Light Reaches You I'll be Gone (Klute Remix) - Blu Mar Ten
    19. Seba - Never Let You Go - Warm Communications
    20. Command Strange - Teach Me - Basswerk Files
    21. Sobersoul - To Love - Syncopix

    Tuesday, 20 July 2010

    Mix DS157: Back Pressure

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    1. Digital Soap - Lonely Rhodes - Totaal Rez
    2. Inside Man - Thoughts Can Kill - Vibration
    3. Amaning, Flowpro - This Time - Silbarueckenbeatz
    4. Smooth - Slave (Nookie Remix) - Fokuz
    5. B-Complex - Beautiful Lies - Hospital
    6. Fourward - Don't Stop - Fokuz Limited
    7. Velocity - Shadow Roll - HE:Digital
    8. Command Strange - Hold You In My Loving - Liquid Brilliants
    9. Motion, Basher - Roc Ya Sole - Sudden Def
    10. Fourward - Let Me - Fokuz Limited
    11. Netsky - Endless Search - Hospital
    12. Akira - Day Dreaming - HE:Digital
    13. ATP - Lost My Way - Vibration
    14. Mutt - Thinking feat. Kevin King - Soundtrax
    15. Makoto, T-Ak - Climbers High - HE:Digital
    16. Command Strange - Close To Me - Fokuz
    17. Smooth - Jealous Eyes (Utah Jazz Remix) - Fokuz

    Sunday, 27 June 2010

    Mix DS156: Whirlwinds

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    This month I have been setting up my new 64-bit Windows 7 PC and while many things work much better than before in Traktor many other things don't work at all anymore - my x-session pro MIDI controller being one of them. Infuriating as it is fannying about with new PCs to get them how you want, I have managed to squeeze out a new one hour mix.

    This month's artwork is one from a 'science of harmony'-inspired series by David Ashton. More to come in future episodes. Thanks Dave!
     
    1. Netsky - Mellow feat. Terri Pace - Hospital
    2. Electrosoul System - Moving In Transit (BCee, Lomax Remix) - Spearhead
    3. S.P.Y - Elite Squad - Vandal
    4. K-Tee - Hypnotize Me - Shogun Audio
    5. S.P.Y, Total Science - Above The Clouds - Shogun Audio
    6. Mutated Forms - Time to Shine - Allsorts
    7. Jazz Thieves - LoveSick - Pushin' Wax
    8. Sequent Industry - Moon Lake - Offworld
    9. Madmen & Poets - Above The Rim (Naibu Remix) - Fokuz
    10. Netsky - Pirate Bay - Hospital
    11. MRSA - Chemicals - Hospital
    12. Paul SG, Caine - Electrosoul - Influenza Media
    13. Donnie Dubson - Summer Came - Phunkfiction
    14. Naibu - KTX - Fokuz
    15. dBridge - Memory Park - dBridge's SoundCloud
    16. Beta 2 - Trojan - Bassbin
    17. Protech - Rain Comes (Sequent Industry Remix) - Offworld

    Sunday, 16 May 2010

    Mix DS155: Sacrifice

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    Fresh off my digital anvil (that is Traktor) comes the May 2010 offering, recorded live on Sunday morning. Big up and thanks to listener Max N for the artwork - hopefully we'll see more of his design skills in future episodes. Not only do we strive to look after your ears, we make sure your iPhones/Androids look the part too.


    1. Sonic - All I Wanna Do - Hospital
    2. D Bridge, Artificial Intelligence - Three's A Crowd - V
    3. Jonny L - 1 n 2 - Hospital
    4. Komatic - Those Around Me - Unsigned
    5. BrokenDrum - Midnight Hour - Urban Chemistry
    6. Intersidereal - Disturbed Balance - Red Mist
    7. State of Mind - Sun King (Chris SU Remix) - CIA
    8. Blame, Ruff Sqwad - On My Own - New State Music
    9. Mistabishi - Millwall - Hospital
    10. Exocet - Demon Seed (The Insiders Remix) - Nu Directions
    11. Random Movement - Please Don't Leave Me - Driven AM
    12. Lenzman - More Than I Can Take - Critical Presents : Modulations
    13. Jonny L - Dreaming (Utah Jazz Remix) - Nero
    14. Netsky - Eyes Closed - Allsorts
    15. Ross D - Home Wrecker - Bassdrive Tunes
    16. Inside Man - Ocean's One - Vibration
    17. Total Science, Riya - Redlines - Critical Music
    18. Bachelors of science - Song For Lovers - Horizons
    19. Command Strange - Vanilla Dream - Fokuz
    20. Trei - Mindless - Uprising
    21. Enei - Atlantis - Hospital
    22. Nero - Innocence - MTA
    23. The Streets - Blinded By The Lights (Nero Remix) - New State Music

    Saturday, 17 April 2010

    Mix DS154: Gimme Some

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    April's mix celebrates the launch of eagerly anticipated new label from Bassdrive Radio, BassdriveTunes. With ten releases of two tracks a piece this opening salvo really demostrates great appreciation of drum and bass in it's purest form and the highest of mastering standards. The below mix features just a taster of what is on offer so I'd highly encourage you check out some of the others on their site. Great work Bassdrive!

    So many good new tunes it seems unfair to single anyone out but please let me know which ones you are particularly feeling by commenting. As usual, all mixed in harmonically with a few of my trusty staples. Hope you enjoy and can Gimme Some feedback :P

    1. Alex M, Nusense - Let Me Down - Urban Chemistry
    2. High Contrast - Metamorphosis - Hospital
    3. Spirit - Re-Dial - Metalheadz
    4. Logistics - Lullaby - Hospital
    5. Lenzman, Riya - Bittersweet feat. Riya - SGN:LTD
    6. Random Movement - Back In My Life - Driven AM
    7. D.Kay, Lee - Tuning VIP - Metalheadz
    8. Squash, Sensus - Old Piano - Urban Chemistry
    9. So Flow - Plea - Vibration
    10. Dizzy Muzzy - Sounds Like - Urban Chemistry
    11. m25 - Morning Rain - BassdriveTunes
    12. Mage - Two Thousand and Two Nights - BassdriveTunes
    13. Logistics - 96 - Hospital
    14. Reza - Easy - ???
    15. Komatic, Technicolour - The Entire City - BassdriveTunes
    16. Camo, Krooked - Turn Up (The Music) - Hospital
    17. SubFocus - Airplane - RAM
    18. Artificial Intelligence - Desperado - V
    19. Basic Operations - Caulker Sunrise - CIA
    20. Netsky - Memory Lane - Hospital
    21. Kubiks, Lomax - Vegas Remix - Phunkfiction
    22. ATP - Tomfoolery - Urban Chemistry

    Sunday, 21 March 2010

    Mix DS153: Titration

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    It's the 3rd Sunday of the month which means it's new Digital Soundboard time. This month's mix features prime extracts from forthcoming LP 'Standard Gravity' on Miami-based label Urban Chemistry. Look out for this dropping on all formats in your favourite stores in April.

    I have named this mix as a tribute to Urban Chemistry. Chemistry was never something I excelled at at school (I much preferred biology, in which I am a Bachelor of Science) but I remember doing countless experiments called titrations using long glass measuring things called burettes. Thrilling eh?



    Anyway, big up to all the people contributing to this (fairly new) label's emerging sound.

    1. Dub Tao - East Of Underground (Bungle Remix) - Hard Edged
    2. Soni - Piano Anthem feat. Diane Charlemagne - Hospital
    3. Vahn - Never Enough (Q-Bik Remix) - Urban Sickness
    4. Bachelors Of Science - The Rush - Horizons
    5. D-Bridge - The Question - Exit
    6. Broken Drum - I - Urban Chemistry
    7. Command Strange - Goa - Golden Orb
    8. Sato - Scorched - Future Thinkin
    9. Camo, Krooked - Time Is Ticking Away feat. Shaz Sparks - Beta
    10. Muffler - Falling 2009 - Big Riddim
    11. Pacific - Another Place - Explicit
    12. Fusion - The Girls on Genesee - Urban Chemistry
    13. Sonic - In The Vortex - Hospital
    14. Bachelors Of Science - Have You Ever Tried - Horizons
    15. PK, Foniqz - Celtic - Urban Chemistry
    16. S.P.Y. - The Bug - Spearhead
    17. Camo, Krooked - Mindset - Beta
    18. Randomer - Synth Geek - Hospital
    19. Synkro - Departure - Medschool

    Sunday, 14 February 2010

    Mix DS152: Elcor

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    Mass Effect 2 is this month's mix title inspiration. I started playing it on the 360 this weekend and have quickly been sucked back in. Of all the alien races in the game the Elcor have got to be my favourites. Although they look quite frightful they are actually quite cute. Hopefully I will be able to recruit one into my posse of dorks, especially if it has trousers as hot as these:-




    1. Jazz Thieves - Midnight Hour (Submorphics Remix) - Pushin' Wax
    2. N.Phect, Fourward - White Noise Down - Fokuz
    3. Basic Operations - 4th Street Sound Click (Kubiks, Lomax Remix) - Phunkfiction
    4. Bcee - Heartache (Matrix Remix) - Spearhead
    5. Nu:Tone feat. Natalie Williams - System (Matrix and Futurebound Remix) - Hospital
    6. Lenzman - Rags To Riches - SGN:LTD
    7. Lenzman - Sugar Hill - Deepkut
    8. L.A.O.S - Back No More - Large Amount Of Soul
    9. Command Strange - So Good - Have A Break
    10. Amaning - With Ure Love - Allsorts
    11. Soulmatic - Hold Me - Intrinsic
    12. Komatic - Beijing - ???
    13. Bcee, Lomax - Love, Hope, Future (Aorta Remix) - Fokuz
    14. Shinichi Osawa - Star Guitar (Brookes Brothers Remix) - Data
    15. Mistabishi - No Matter What - Hospital
    16. Break - Crunchy - Critical
    17. Loxy, Naibu - Hajime - Critical

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010

    10 tips for (digital) DJs

    Just a few tips for any budding digital DJ's. Please feel free to express your agreement, disagreement or indifference by commenting.
    1. Play music you love and trust your own taste.
    2. Mix in key. Transitions between songs then become something to look forward to and relish rather than something to get over and done with ASAP. Harmonic mixing at it's best should almost create new music between songs and extend a tracks 'shelf life' or replayability.
    3. Be your own harshest critic. Listen to your mixes over to analyse how you could improve. Appreciate what goes right and be realistic about what went wrong or didn't work.
    4. Practice new techniques that could help you improve your mixes as often as possible. Keep learning all the time and refine the efficiency of your workflows. Try not rely too heavily on the same old techniques once you have mastered them.
    5. It's better to be safe than sorry if you're live. Don't experiment too vigorously and be judicious about what to maintain and what to stop. Sometimes pride can try and interfere with your decisions.
    6. Take criticism from others and be grateful they can even be arsed.
    7. Try and listen to other DJ mixes apart from your own. Not just from your own genre/s nor just popular big name DJs.
    8. Embrace technology if it will help you achieve your audio 'vision' but don't over-complicate things. Imagine what the perfect mix would sound like to you between two tracks and work towards it's rendition incrementally.
    9. Don't bother beatmatching manually - while it might be rewarding to you it adds no value for the listener. Grid your tracks and work with a master/slave tempo so you can perform higher musical value input to the mix.
    10. Use as high a quality audio interface as you can afford. Cheap analog conversion circuitry can contaminate your output to a PA.

      Tuesday, 19 January 2010

      Mix DS151: Bassic Instinct

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      Trisector - Trace Of A Smile - Medschool
      dRamatic, dbAudio - Cored - Hustle Audio
      Command Strange - Agaom - Fokuz
      Alix Perez, Zero T - Threads - CIA
      Netsky - I Refuse - Spearhead
      SpectraSoul - Guardian - Metalheadz
      Bcee - Come Home - Spearhead
      Komatic - Apprehension - Unsigned
      Brother - Dig Deep - Fokuz
      Redeyes - Brothers - Future Retro
      Vahn - Never Enough (Q-Bik Remix) - Urban Sickness
      Break - Late Drop - Critical
      XRS Land - Scarlet - Tupy
      Enea - Ramblas (Mow Remix) - Have A Break
      Brookes Brothers - Tear You Down - Breakbeat Kaos
      Kali - Tokyo (BCee, Lomax Remix) - Outta London
      Sub Focus - Splash - RAM
      Advisory, Scenic - Afterglow - Urban Chemistry
      CLS - With no light to guide my way - Critical