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Wednesday, 31 December 2008

New mix host found

Last night I setup a proper commercial hosting account for the mix downloads in this feed. Reluctantly I have to pay for this on a monthly basis but it should mean a very low % downtime and does offer some nice ASP.NET hosting features which I may make use of soon. Please let me know if you have problems with any of the downloads.

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

More host problems, trying SoundCloud

It looks like the Bassdrive archives where I usually host these mixes is down again until further notice. I have no complaints though, the service when available is blindingly fast and of course I don't have to pay anything for it! (thanks Brad) So, while Bassdrive explores some alternative solutions (like torrents I'm told) I'm also trying out a back-up service for hosting called SoundCloud. I have updated the last three mixes on this feed with the new hosting URL but it seems iTunes does not pick them up as valid media links...if anyone has any other recommendations for a good iTunes compatible host please let me know!

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Mix DS138: Synesthesia


Q-Project - Peace Of Mind - Hospital
Lomax - Come And See - Critical
Commix - Satellite song - Metalheadz
Nu:Tone - Is It Alive - Hospital
Break, Kyo - In My Mind - Symmetry
L.A.O.S. - Star Soul - Have A Break
Break - Jungle Step - Symmetry
Lynx - Whistlestop - Brand Nu
Zyon Base - Simple Man - SGN:LTD
Inside Info - Sound Was Golden - Critical
Atlantic Connection feat. Minds One - Tomorrows Not Enough - Westbay
Makoto - Waiting - Good Looking
The BPA - Seattle feat. Emmy The Great (Brookes Brothers Remix) - Southern Fried
Random Movement - Scarlet Trouble - Bingo
Q-Project - Everything changes but me - CIA
Metrik - Technicolor - Viper
Data - Hydrogen - Critical
SpectraSoul - Down Town Chicago - Deep Soul Music
Shinichi Osawa - Star Guitar (Brookes Brothers Remix) - Breakbeat Kaos
Icicle - Infectious Funk - Shogun Audio

Sunday, 9 November 2008

DS137: Peng


Thanks for your patience folks...hope you enjoy the mix.


Lynx - Heat Haze - Deep Soul Music  
dRamatic - Expanding - Unreleased 
Contour - Moving Higher (Basic Operations Remix) - Cymbalism
Shinichi Osawa - Star Guitar (Brookes Brothers Remix) - Data 
Split Second - Feel You - Liq-Weed Ganja 
Advisory, Scenic - Sweet Dreams - Binary Soul 
Michael Jackson - Human Nature (Redeyes bootleg Remix) - Bootleg 
Brookes Brothers - Tear You Down - Breakbeat Kaos 
Suv, Kubiks - Breakaway (feat. Hannah Collins) - Rubik 
Bachelors of Science - Hold On (feat Redeyes) - Horizons 
Mutated Forms, MC Tali - Blue Magic feat. MC Tali (DJ SS Remix) - New Identity 
Nu:Tone - Troopers - Hospital  
Sub Focus - Join The Dots - RAM 
Saburuko - Avec Moi - Integral 
Bachelors Of Science - Strings Track (Apex Remix) - Horizons 
Advisory, Scenic - Tranquility - Binary Soul 
SpectraSoul - Peninsula - Shogun Audio 
D Kay, Lee - December - Metalheadz

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Chemical Records launch harmonic info

Good to finally see online stores keying the tracks for us! I hadn't seen this until today on any other online dnb outlet. Fly over to http://www.d-n-b.co.uk/ and check it out. It's only the vinyl and CD at the moment but downloads are on the way very soon. Hopefully the other shops will follow suit! Big up Chemical Records for taking the lead! Have you seen this service on any other site? Please let me know if so.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Bassdrive show schedule change

Ez readers n listeners! I have agreed with Bassdrive management a new monthly show schedule in order to free up some of my own time at the weekends. Doing a weekly show for the last 3 years has been an excellent experience for me and I have loved mostly every second of it. However, it did have some downsides for my social calendar - not just the fact that it was every Sunday but also the time that I put in each week preparing for the live show. It has been and will remain a labour of love for me, just now on a less frequent basis. It makes me sad to yield the weekly slot as I have built up quite a solid listener base on Sundays that was simply not there before - it was considered a graveyard period of the weekend and initially to act as a grounding bed for me and my new style of dj'ing live with software. So, thank you all that do make the effort to tune in on Sundays for the live mix - after all that is what my show is really trying to do - show how software can be used to harmonically mix live - YOU have proved it works for the listener by simply tuning in. I think it offers something the other more traditional mix shows don't. The new schedule will allow me to make even more careful tune selections and prepare even more thoroughly. Anyway, I'm looking forward to it and as ever will keep you posted on here with the details we finally agree about the new time slot. P.S I may upload last Sunday's show but it was cut short at 40 minutes due to skipping so the recording ain't that great.

Monday, 15 September 2008

DS136: Lydian


As most of you know, I love a good harmonic mix and I reckon this week delivers again. Some transitions are more harmonically compatible than others but all keys used are related in some way through my use of time stretching to manipulate pitch separately to tempo in real time. Slightly less harmonic transitions are acceptable and indeed desirable, contributing to tension if used in the right places and sparingly.

To relate and mix tracks tracks live using software it is really useful to have confidence in the key of each of your tracks prior to mixing with them. To help get this confidence, you can play along with the melody on a software MIDI keyboard mimicking it. Tracks that I have taken the time to do this in or that I have tried and tested in the mix frequently get an * in their comments tag. If I see one of those I get a boost and know exactly how it will sound in the mix, saving audition time during the live show. Some really good software to get you started keying your tunes is Rapid Evolution 2 by Qualia. It's a really nice java implementation and is being constantly improved.


XRS - Teleporter - Inside
Contour - If All You Need Is Time - Sole Digital
Amaning - The Limit - Sole
Donnie Dubson - Everywhere - Have A Break
Blake Reary - Nowhere Near (Advisory Remix) - Binary Soul
Damien Marley - Road 2 Zion (Atlantic Connection Bootleg) - DOA freebie
Icicle - Hang On - Shogun Audio
DJ Marky, Makoto - Impulse - Innerground
Blame - Guardian Angel - 720 Degrees Music
Sabaruko - Love Sensation - Sonorous
Brother - Do The Right Thing - Fokuz
Kubiks, Lomax - Despite Everything - Deepkut
Survival - Portal - Critical
Submorphics - What She Wants - Santorin 2000
Paul SG - Turbulences - Influenza Media freebie
Redeyes - Poetry In Motion feat. Sweed - Spearhead

Sunday, 7 September 2008

DS135: Corkscrew

Mijatoho - Jaz Gal - Jerona
Simon V, Telmo A - The Rhythm Track - Santorin
J. Majik, Wickaman - Crazy World (Brookes Brothers Remix) - Breakbeat Kaos
Danny Byrd - Gold Rush feat. Brookers Brothers - Hospital
Blame, The Pedge - Avalon - Hospital
K-Tee - Hypnotize Me - Shogun Audio
Big Bud - Children Of Jah (DJ Motive Remix) - Soundtrax
Benjie, Direct Feed - Komm (Gregor Tresher Remix) - Relentless Audio
Kali - Tokyo (BCee, Lomax Remix) - Outta London
Sonic - Dreamscape - Bingo Beats
Total Science - Badger Eyes - Hospital
Spy, Mosus - Mercury Tears - Product
Syncopix vs. M.Sauer - X-Cellence - Spearhead
Nu:Tone - Heaven Sent (Alternative mix) - Hospital
Sol.ID, Cybass - Soul Reaction - Unsigned
Saburuko - Brooklyn Summer (Morphy Remix) - Horizons
Blake Reary - Nowhere Near (Advisory Remix) - Binary Soul

Monday, 1 September 2008

DS134: Rigmorale

I am a bit busy today but will update this post with a playlist as soon as I get time in the week so make sure you check back. In the meantime, enjoy the mixing and please feel free to post me up some questions or comments (if you have any!) Playlist update:

Random Movement - Lesson & Aftermath - Deepkut
Zero T - Threads feat. Alix Perez - CIA
Autumn - Cut Away - Celsius
Donnie Dubson - Static Energy - Have A Break
Brother - Little Child - Sonorous
Bachelors Of Science - Strings Track (Apex Remix) - Horizons
Electrosoul System - No One Knows - Subtitles
Logistics - Waiting Line - Hospital
Redeyes - Turn Around - Deepkut
dRamatic - A Long Way - Unsigned
Kubatko, Lex Da Hexa, Twintone - Instead Of Me - Beyond Belief
Big Bud - White Widow - Soundtrax
Marky, Bungle - Back To The Vibe - CIA
J. Majik, Wickaman - Crazy World (Brookes Brothers Remix) - Breakbeat Kaos

Monday, 18 August 2008

DS132: Fanny Master


Harmonic pure Traktor drum and bass mix. Recorded and broadcast live on Bassdrive Internet radio 6pm GMT 18th August 2008. It was good to be back live on the air today. I finally solved the issue with my live ogg streaming from Traktor and everything seemed to go smoothly. Anyway, hope you agree and enjoy! EDIT: Playlist order corrected - sorry about the mic phasing - fixed for next time!

LTJ Bukem - Horizons - Good Looking
Seba, Krazy - Nebula - Bassbin
High Contrast - Yesterday's Colours - Hospital
Zyon Base - Simple Man - SGN:LTD
Naibu - Dive - Basswerk
Random Movement - Methods of Thought feat. Basic Ops - Bingo Beats
Kali - Tokyo (BCee, Lomax Remix) - Outta London
Anakin - Sky Purple, Yellow and Red - Basswerk
Ikon - China Crash - Renegade
Artificial Intelligence - Desperado - V
Georgie - Itsatoon (Kubatko Remix) - Beyond Belief
DJ Fresh - Submarines (Domestic Cold War Edit) - Breakbeat Kaos
Big Bud - White Widow - Soundtrax
Cativo - 5 Sirens - Assimilate
Subwave - Think - Shogun Audio

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

DS131: LBT


Big Bud - White Widow - Soundtrax Prisoners Of Technology - Horizon (Original Sun Rise Mix) - Battlemaster Zero Tolerance - Goes Around - Shogun Audio ...tba

Friday, 25 July 2008

DS130: Sneak

Apologies for the lack of episodes recently, I have been having problems with my live streaming output. Despite my best efforts to solve, it's looking increasingly like I am going to have to reformat my pc and start from scratch! :(

In the meantime and in some way to make up for your loyal subscription, I have pre-recorded a mix for broadcast on Sunday which I am giving you exclusive preview access to. I hope you enjoy listening. Recorded live on Thursday 24 July 2008 10.30pm - 60 minutes @ 192kbps

>>> Despite Everything - Kubiks, Lomax - Deepkut 
>>> Mr. Me Too (Atlantic Connection Bootleg)
Clipse - Unreleased
Right On - Calibre - Signature
Dreamscape - Sonic - Bingo Beats
Strings Track (Apex Remix) - Bachelors Of Science - Horizons
>>> Synapse (Bungle Remix) - Contour - Blu Saphir
Keep The Sunshine feat. Diane Charlemagne - Blame - 720 Degrees
Healing Process - Kjell - Santorin
2000 Soul Flower - Nu:Tone - Hospital
Only You - Akira - Spearhead
Feet Won't Touch The Ground - Danny Byrd - Hospital
Soul Hold - Basic Operations - Nu Directions
>>> American Beauty - Futurebound, Matrix - Viper
>>> Dawn Treader - Futurebound, Brookes Brothers - Breakbeat Kaos 
Harmony - L.A.O.S - Future Retro 
>>> The Question - D-Bridge - Exit 
Dream Come True - SKC - Commercial Suicide 
Still U - Icicle - Celcius 
Healing - Will Miles - Deep Soul Music 
Let It Go - Dh - Tipping Point 
Don't Boast - Beatkonexion - Trackdonalds

Monday, 30 June 2008

DS129: Olé!


Calibre - Mind Print - Signature
Alix Perez - Stray - Shogun Audio
Unknown Error - Alone - Horizons
Concord Dawn - Man For All Seasons (Feat. Paul McLaney) - Uprising
Danny Byrd - Gold Rush feat. Brookers Brothers - Hospital
Kabuki ft. Jenna G - Rock This Style - Creative Source
Ben Sage - All About You (VIP Mix) - Gain
Makoto - Waiting - Good Looking
Utah Jazz - Split Level - Spearhead
Dagga - Cold Hearted - BS1
The Cambridge Four - When Pilots Eject - Hospital
Survival - Silencer - Horizons
>>> Pierre's Pfantasy Club - Fantasy Girl (Club Mix) - Simply Vinyl
Subsenix - Fiendin (feat. Savvy) -
Ben Sage Lynx featuring Kemo - Global Enemies - Soul:r
Peyo, Cloud Nine - That's What You Do To Me (Random Movement Remix) - Blu Saphir

Sunday, 22 June 2008

DS128: Digital pools

D-Bridge kicks off this week with a detuned bassline that brings quite a melancholic flavour to what sounds like the normally cheery key of C major. Make sure you check out his full new album release on http://www.abunchofcuts.com/.

>>> D-Bridge - The Question - Exit
>>> @tmospherixz - Magnifique - Unsigned
Kubiks, Lomax - Vegas Remix - Phunkfiction
Donnie Dubson - Summer Came - Phunkfiction
Will Miles - Eye Believe - Sonorous
Peyo, Cloud Nine - That's What You Do To Me (Random Movement Remix) - Blu Saphir
Redeyes, Peyo - Delight - Bingo Beats
Naibu - It Took A Long Time - Creative Source
Syncopix, MTC Yaw - Good Morning - Form
Syncopix - Outside You - Syncopix
Calculon - Wait Up feat. Kelly Dean - Rubik
Nymfo, Proxima - Knock Knock - Frequency
>>> Pariah - Limbo - Strictly Digital
Black Akres - Such Fiction feat. Suchi Rudra Vasquez (ICR DNB Mix) - Misspent Music
SpectraSoul - Shades Of Blue - Fokuz

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

DS127: 2 hour live Traktor mix


Was asked to fill in an extra hour by the station so here is the 2 hour live drum and bass mix!

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

DS126: feat. Vinyl Abort guest mix

Part 1: My bit

Part 2: Audio Graffiti mix recorded by Vinyl [Abort]

A shorter live set this week from me due to a guest studio mix from Tim and Jim, the technical and musical force behind Ableton Live mash-up group, Vinyl [Abort]. These guys last appeared on the show about 2 years ago and really impressed, so it was a great pleasure to air their talents once again.

As expected they didn't disappoint and have clearly improved through their experience in the studio and playing out live. Mixes such as these represent what they sound like when performing at a show, using a plethora of MIDI controllers, laptops, MC's and visuals. Quite a setup but it importantly results in a unique live dynamism that really is something to behold. Promoters, do yourself a favour and book 'em before they get too expensive!

Check out this interview with them by Nottingham's Left Lion magazine.

My part of the show's track list:-
Kabuki ft. Jenna G - Rock This Style - Creative Source  
Donnie Dubson - Rolling Home - Have A Break  
Utah Jazz - Split Level - Spearhead  
Random Movement - The Student - Westbay  
Context - Sleep Paralysis - Camino Blue  
Implex - Kin Dza Dza - Kinematic  
Zero T, Icicle - Go 4 Yours feat. Steo - CIA   
L.A.O.S - Harmony - Future Retro  
Killin Time - Lifeline - ???

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

DS110: 11 Hundred


I was chuffed this week with the live show, getting over 11 hundred listeners tuning in to me mixing live - it is quite a thrill! Considering I started off at around 600 or so a few years back I think I have done okay developing that formerly graveyard timeslot. It is almost matching peak time figures! A huge shout must go out to Overfiend and Jesse G for the sound engineering they have brought to the live radio show output over the last few weeks. In fact the new Bassdrive management is prooving to be not only proactive but passionate about improving the station all the time. Mixed and broadcast live on Bassdrive - 03 February 2008. A-Sides - Lustrous - Spearhead Young Ax - Bright Nite - Santorin Atlantic Connection - Promise - Fokuz Bachelors of Science - Hold On (feat Redeyes) - Horizons Donnie Dubson - Summer Came - Phunkfiction Break - Timeline - Critical Mathematics - Dirt Devil - Nu Directions Nu:Tone feat. Natalie Williams - System (Matrix and Futurebound remix) - Hospital The Insiders - Renaissance - Nu Directions Lenzman - Caught Up (Nu:Tone remix) - Spearhead High Contrast - Everything's Different (Calibre remix) - Hospital Zero Tolerance, Mentality - No Words - Westbay Commix - Broken Man - DNBA Beta 2 - Trojan - Bassbin Davide Carbone, Solar G - Sexual Healing - BS1 Dub

Monday, 2 June 2008

DS125: >>>?


Mixed, recorded and broadcast live on Bassdrive Sunday 1st June 2008 6pm GMT.
Calibre - Run Around - Defunked
Brother - Little Child - Sonorous
Random Movement - The Student - Westbay
Lenzman - The Blues - Spearhead
Telmo A - U Need My Love - Have A Break
Bungle feat. Marky - 13th Floor - CIA
Atlantic Connection feat. Tali - So Me - Westbay
Danny Byrd - Gold Rush feat. Brookers Brothers - Hospital
K-Tee - Hypnotize Me - Shogun Audio
Danny Byrd - Labyrinth - Hospital 
Kubiks, Suv - Breakaway (Kubiks, Lomax Remix) - Rubik
Brother - Grace - Sonorous
Breakage - Transbohemia (Equinox Remix) - Bassbin
SpectraSoul - Shades Of Blue - Fokuz
Black Akres - Such Fiction feat. Suchi Rudra Vasquez (ICR dnb Mix) - Misspent Music
Naibu - KTX - Fokuz 
Syncopix - Fade Away (Commix Remix) - Brand Nu

Monday, 26 May 2008

DS124: Bridge tracks


I was asked to play a little longer today to cover for another DJ so the set is around 90 minutes long. I was experimenting with harmonic mixing of different sub-genres. I have always liked the somewhat disturbing contrast mixing them creates. I think one of the secrets to making it pay off is to form relationships between them by having complimentary musical keys.

Linking sub-genres together using 'bridge tracks' that help to ease the pain of transition is a good idea too. There are quite a few to choose from and some DnB artists specialise in these such as Chris SU and Resound; making tunes that defy conventional categorisation and manage to combine different sub-genres seamlessly.

USB - Alice (Hardcandy Mix) - Ventuno Jonny L - Come Here - Mr. L Danny Byrd - Feet Won't Touch The Ground - Hospital Donnie Dubson - Say Goodbye - Fokuz SpectraSoul - Down Town Chicago - Deep Soul Music Maztek - Music Machine - Modulate Psidream, Axiom, Optiv - Break In - DSCI4 Spirit - Scrabble VIP - Metalheadz Raiden - Helium - Offkey >>> Danny Byrd - Joy And Pain feat Redd - Hospital Technicolour - Empty - Technique Kali - Tokyo (BCee, Lomax Remix) - Outta London Saburuko - Warped - Horizons L.A.O.S. - Fascinated - Spearhead Martsman - 8 Bit Bouncer - Medschool >>> Kubiks - Blood Ties - Spearhead Lynx - Shame On You - Sonorous Lomax, Focus - 5 Weeks - Bingo Beats Logistics - 96 - Hospital SpectraSoul - Adoration - Nu Directions High Contrast - Everything's Different (Calibre remix) - Hospital Intersidereal - Disturbed Balance - Red Mist Commix - Tycoon - Metalheadz Matar - Smell Your Fear - MindSaw Noisia - Bad Dreams - Vision >>> Cylon - Destination Unknown - Shadybrain

Sunday, 18 May 2008

DS121: Bank holiday


Some bank holiday tunes for you! Mixed and broadcast live on Bassdrive.com Sunday 4th May 20086 pm GMT. Futurebound, Future Cut - Homicide - Infrared Intersidereal - Disturbed Balance - Red Mist SpectraSoul - Blood Rain - Westbay Digital ICR - Shining down on me - Covert Operations SKC - Vortex - Syntax Audio Futurebound, Brookes Brothers - Dawn Treader - Breakbeat Kaos Noir - My MTV (Screamheads Remix) - Toolroom SpectraSoul - Tender Doubt - Celsius Technicolour - Empty - Technique Alix Perez - Crooklyn - Soul:r Contour - No Good - Santorin Telmo A - U Need My Love - Have A Break Donnie Dubson - Summer Came - Phunkfiction Naibu - Common Perception - Fokuz Logistics - Waiting Line - Hospital Lenzman - The Blues - Spearhead Alix Perez - Inferno - Soul:r

DS122: ithink Spearhead


I was down at Muse in Nottingham on Saturday with my laptop and Traktor and had a really good time. I was on between 11 and half twelve, warming up for the headline act Kubiks and Lomax. Thanks and respect must go to the CULT promotion and DJ team for having the cohones to book a dirty, laptop-using, MIDI controller and for putting together such a fine party. Check the CULT blog for pics and a very interesting interview with Kubiks and Lomax. Thanks also to all that came down to support me - it really makes a difference to see friends dancing in front. Not only is it infectious and draws more people onto the dance floor, it's a huge pleasure for me. I was still feeling jaded from the night before but in high spirits for this weeks show. It features a few tracks off a new digital album from Spearhead records called 'Moodswings'. It is one of the best digital various artist LP's I have heard in a while and I highly recommend it for DJ's and non. To grab a copy see http://spearheadrecords.ithinkmusic.com Kleer, Submorphics - Liberation Funk - Spearhead Georgie - Itsatoon (Kubatko Remix) - Beyond Belief BHX - Either Way - Solé Digital L.A.O.S - Harmony - Future Retro Futurebound, Brookes Brothers - Dawn Treader - Breakbeat Kaos Muffler - Everything - Spearhead Lynx - Randy - Soul:r Naibu feat. Arctic - Pacific - Fokuz Matrix, Futurebound - Family (Nu Tone, Logistics Remix) - Viper Nu:Tone - Angel Eyes - Hospital Basic Operations - 4th Street Sound Click (Kubiks, Lomax Remix) - Phunkfiction SpectraSoul - Tender Doubt - Celsius Vital elements - Loving You - V2E Intersidereal - Disturbed Balance - Red Mist SKC - Vortex - Syntax Audio Logistics - Reality Checkpoint - Hospital Laroque - Metro One - Fokuz Soul Mozaics - Word Up - Sidechain-Music

DS123: 3 sharp keys


I've listened to this live recording I made on Sunday morning a few times now and am really pleased with it. I decided this week to air it instead of performing and recording the set during the show. Here's why I like it - I tried to concentrate on the phrase timings and key change undulations that add to the feeling of flow and progression. It is in a key signature range of 3 to 5 sharps with single +/- # note step changes (C#m, G#m and F#m). Another strange but quite interesting feature is that for the crescendo of the mix at about 26+ mins in, the key goes up a fifth to G#m (5 sharps!) (for Drum Origins - Hypercomplex, who's natural key is Gm without realtime time-stretching)) Anyway, technical stuff aside, it seems to work for me...hope you enjoy too :) Big up all the below beatsmiths! Lynx - Whistlestop - Brand Nu L.A.O.S - We All - Spearhead Martsman - 8 Bit Bouncer - Medschool Falcon - Retro - Citrus Gamet - Joker - Unsigned BCee, Lomax - Can't Say No (Lenzman Remix) - Spearhead >>> Sconeboy - Golden (Re-Lick for DOA) - Dub Logistics - Dreamer Of Dreams - Hospital Kubiks, Lomax - Spirit Filled - Phunkfiction Drum Origins - Hypercomplex - Fokuz Jonny L - Oh Yeah - Mr. L >>> L.A.O.S - Harmony - Future Retro Muffler - Everything - Spearhead Intersidereal - Disturbed Balance - Red Mist >>> The Insiders - Renaissance - Nu Directions Beta 2 - Trojan - Bassbin Basic Operations - Southern Lights - Renegade Naibu - It Took A Long Time - Creative Source Big Bud - Just Can't Hold Me Down (Atlantic Connection Remix) - Soundtrax Funky Technicians - Backdraft - CIA >>> Calibre - Lectro - Signature

Friday, 18 April 2008

DS118: Brotherly love


This week Logistics gets some harmonic help from his elder brother's new album 'Medial History 4'. Both brothers' tunes display a distictly contrasting approach musically but also show how adept they are at arrangements and sound engineering in the studio. The other point to make about these two is their their tracks tend to have a very strong sense of key, which makes harmonic mixing even more pleasurable for the DJ and the listener. For those of you interested in the harmonic mixing aspect, the first brotherly combination below was in F minor. The second combo later in the mix a perfect fifth away in C minor. Performed and recorded live, 6th April 2008 - no voice over, no normalisation for lots of headroom.


Culture Shock, Brookes Brothers - Smoothie - RAM  
Deep Inc. - Accord - Renegade  
Logistics - Reality Checkpoint - Hospital  
>>> Nu:Tone - Soul Flower - Hospital  
Contour - In Your Eyes - BIOS  
Soulgrifter - Believe me it's true - from dogsonacid.com  
Kjell - Healing Process - Santorin 2000  
Redeyes - The Hustle - Trouble on Vinyl 
ICR - Heartbroken - Vibez  
Naibu - It Took A Long Time - Creative Source  
>>> Alert - Pariah - Dope  
Spyhop - Domino (Man In A Room Remix) - Queep Organic House  
Lynx, Malibu - Mariachi - Creative Source  
Random Movement - The Things You Do - Innerground  
PH - Take Me Home - Liquid Brilliants  
Basic Operations - Sold Hold - Nu Directions  
Stakka, Skynet, Friction - Altitude (Break Remix) - Shogun Audio  
Survival - Inside Vibes - Vibez  
Logistics - Continuum - Hospital  
Nu:Tone - Mind On The Run - Hospital  
>>> Morebeat - Easy Rider - Intersection

DS120: Snap Entropy


Look out for me playing live next month (May 10th) in Nottingham alongside Kubiks and Lomax courtesy of CULT. I'm kinda nervous about it but excited too. Hopefully some of you can make it down to point and laugh when it all goes horribly wrong! ;) As usual, this week's mix was mixed and broadcast live on Bassdrive. Enjoy!

Lynx - Randy - Soul:r  
Logistics - Lullaby - Hospital  
Muffler - Waves Breaking - Hospital  
Futurebound, Matrix - American Beauty - Viper  
Donnie Dubson - Rolling Home - Have A Break 
Naibu - It Took A Long Time - Creative Source 
Icicle - Strange fruit - Soul:r  
Calibre - Lectro - Signature  
L-plus - Middle East Sun - Viper  
Naibu - KTX - Fokuz  
SpectraSoul - Adoration - Nu Directions  
Ben Sage - Nervous Climate - see iTunes 
L.A.O.S. - Fascinated - Spearhead 
Subsenix - Fiendin (feat. Savvy) - see iTunes 
Logistics - Waiting Line - Hospital  
Kubiks, Lomax - Vegas Remix - Phunkfiction  
D-Bridge Vs Survival - Mainline - Exit  
BHX - Either Way - Solé Digital  
Calibre - Why Time - Signature

Monday, 14 April 2008

DS119


Terminal State - Misfits - Solé Digital  
SpectraSoul - Tomorrow's Promise - Soundtrax  
Logistics - Continuum - Hospital  
Breakage - Cooper - Critical  
Naibu feat. Arctic - Pacific - Fokuz  
Matrix, Futurebound - Family (Nu Tone, Logistics Remix) - Viper  
BHX - Either Way - Solé Digital  
London Elektricity - Rewind (Makoto Remix) - Hospital  
Syncopix - Fade Away (Commix Remix) - Brand Nu  
Funky Technicans - Sad Sat and Lonely - Advanced  
Lomax, Focus - 5 Weeks - Bingo Beats  
John B - Red Sky feat. Shaz Sparks - Beta  Naibu - Common Perception - Fokuz

Monday, 31 March 2008

DS117: Circadia


Hot on the heals of his elder brother Nu:Tone's LP comes Logistics with 'Reality Checkpoint' of which a couple of tracks are featured below. Definately worth checking out in a download bundle - pure quality throughout. Today's mix also features one of the 4 Hero remix winners, Dangerous D - with an intensely bouncy take on Reinforced's 'Mr Kirk' saga. Also worth looking out for is the new EP from Vital Elements 'How it all began' bringing some fresh beats to some old school samples. More to come from that one in coming weeks.


Logistics - 96 - Hospital  
Futurebound, Brookes Brothers - Dawn Treader - Breakbeat Kaos  
PH - Take Me Home - Liquid Brilliants  
ICR - Heartbroken - Vibez  
Vital Elements - Dreams Become Reality - V2E  
Dangerous D - 4 Hero Mr Kirk (Uno Who Remix) - see back2you.co.uk 
Nu:Tone - Missing Link VIP - Hospital  
XRS - Bravin - Bulldozer  
Contour - Moving Higher (Basic Operations Remix) - Cymbalism  
Blue Sonix - Luv Me (Logistics Remix) - Spearhead  
>>> Kali - Tokyo (BCee, Lomax Remix) -  Outta London  
Survival - Inside Vibes - Vibez Recordings  
Logistics - Dreamer Of Dreams - Hospital  
SpectraSoul - Tender Doubt - Celsius  
Mutt - Credence (Kubiks, Lomax Remix) - Intrinsic  
Submorphics - What She Wants - Santorin 2000 
Biz Marki, Elephant Man - Let Me See You Bounce (Chris SU Dub Mix) - Pathological

Monday, 24 March 2008

DS116: Resurrection


I tried the new Traktor 3.4.030 beta this week but it had some serious issues with its claim of 'improved soundcard support' as it didn't work with my Creative X-Fi properly. This meant I had to revert back to the current release version, 3.3.060 for the show. The new sound engine changes are *intending* to help with hot-plugging MIDI controllers and audio interfaces when performing live.

One of 3.4's other interesting updates though, is full Unicode support. This means one of Traktor's most useful features, the track collection database and it's metadata tagging system become even more powerful. Supporting Unicode means collection fields with data stored in non-latin languagues such as Japanese, Hebrew and Russian can all be searched and sorted upon. It also means better language support for the interface labels. I look forward to the NI team getting this update nailed, it's a big one! Mixed and recorded live on Sunday 23rd March 2008. Happy holidays and big up to all my regular listeners - this mix is dedicated to you.


Aaron Simpson, Brian Abbey - Never Far from Right (Ben Sage Remix) - see iTunes  
>>> Contour - In Your Eyes - BIOS  
Utah Saints - Something Good '08 (High Contrast Remix) - Data  
4 Hero - Mr Kirk (DJ Loko Remix) - see back2you.co.uk  
Atlantic Connection - Alliance Amen - Sonorous  
>>> Snaper - Etron - Exegene  
Commix - Tycoon - Metalheadz  
Phono - Timestitch - Leet  
Proktah - Labyrinth (Phace Remix) - Have A Break  
>>> Maztek - Music Machine - Modulate   
>>> Sunchase - We Can Pay - Fragments  
The Insiders - Renaissance - Nu Directions  
Basic Operations - Southern Lights - Renegade  
Nos - Daylight - Dispatch  
Nu:Tone - On The Corner - Hospital  
L-plus - Middle East Sun - Viper 
>>> Marky, Bungle - Back To The Vibe - CIA  
>>> Naibu - KTX - Fokuz

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

DS114: I see Stripes


Thanks to all that commented about the different mastering and encoding used last week. After listening quite a a few times myself, I agree with what has been said and think the new processing may have advantages for live broadcast but for the purposes of these archives, my way is preferred.

So, with that in mind, we are back to the 192 kbps Sony Sound Forge normalised archives. This weeks set starts with a bang in D minor and includes some techier numbers, as some of you seemed to like the fact that I used to mix up the DnB sub-genres more. Do you agree?

Thanks again for your feedback and comments it really helps me to mould future shows. Please iTunes subscribers, don't foget you can also interect with me on my homepage at www.rocdollar.com in addition to commenting on this feed directly here.


>>> John B - Red Sky feat. Shaz Sparks - Beta  
>>> Panda - Quebec - Wildlife  
Pyro, Jesta - Cho (Malsum Remix) - Nerve  
Subtone - Blue Screen - Syndrome Audio  
Telmo A - All By Myself - Santorin  
Subsonik - Communicate - Cymbalism  
Gridlok - Skanka - RAM  
Lynx - Distance Zero - Deep Soul Music  
Nu:Tone - Angel Eyes - Hospital  
Icicle - Lost Hours - Critical  
Georgie - Itsatoon (Kubatko Remix) - Beyond Belief  
Dom, Ryme Tyme - Syndrome - Saigon  
Maztek - Music Machine - Modulate  
Ryme Tyme - We Enter (Optical Remix Instrumental v.20) - No U-Turn  
Panda - Monkey Island - Wildlife  
Soul Intent - Jus Vibe - Blindside

DS113: Redux


This weeks archive file is the one saved directly on the Bassdrive server. Although it is only 128kbps, it is processed through a multi-band compressor with other dynamic enhancements made by Jesse G and Overfiend - the one I mentioned a few weeks back. To me it gives the whole mix a more even volume and adds presence but is quite heavily compressed. I'm still in two minds as to wether I use this or continue creating my own 192kbps archives derived from the normalised Traktor wav recording. Which do you prefer? Please let me know by commenting to this post (click through the post title). Oh, enjoy the mix! :)


Lynx - Envy (feat. Malibu Rhodes) - Sonorous  
Bungle - Good Times - Liq-Weed Ganja 
SpectraSoul - Tender Doubt - Celsius  
Brother - Second Time Round - Fokuz  
Soulgrifter - Believe me it's true - from dogsonacid.com  
Lynx - Shame On You - Sonorous  
Basic Operations - 4th Street Sound Click (Kubiks, Lomax Remix) - Phunkfiction  
BCee, Lomax - Changing Faces - Fokuz  
Electrosoul System - Purple Sky (Lomax Remix) - Nu Directions  
Autumn - Cut Away - Celsius  
BCee, Lomax - Unbreakable Vs Help You VIP - Intrinsic  
Telmo A - U Need My Love - Have A Break  
>>> Matrix, Futurebound - The Edge (feat. Sylo) - Viper  
John B - Mr. Freud - Beta  
Random Movement - She Don't Get It - Nu Directions  
The Architex - Altitude - Basement

Monday, 17 March 2008

DS115: Unsung


Mixed and broadcast live 6pm Sunday March 16 2008 on www.bassdrive.com.


Nu:Tone - Kitsch N' Sync - Hospital  
Futurebound, Brookes Brothers - Dawn Treader - Breakbeat Kaos  
L-plus - Middle East Sun - Viper  
Donnie Dubson - Summer Came - Phunkfiction  
Icicle - Lost Hours - Critical  
Bungle - Good Times - Liq-Weed Ganja  
Faalb - Atrbas (ICR Remix) - Misspent Music  
Breakage - Cooper - Critical  
Electrosoul System - Too Late - Built 2 Last  
Nu:Tone - The Wave - Hospital  
Soul Intent - Slow Jam - Blindside 
Mutt - Sharon's Song VIP - Intrinsic  
Naibu - Common Perception - Fokuz  
Kubatko, Lex Da Hexa, Twintone - Instead Of Me - Beyond Belief

Monday, 25 February 2008

DS112: Obdurate


I was happy this week to find two new releases in C major, which I opened with. This is quite rare as 90% of DnB I get is in a minor key. The third track, 'Distance Zero' by Lynx had to be pitched up a couple of semitones to blend in, reaching C major's relative key of A minor. I really like the feeling mixing relative keys brings to a mix. As you can probably tell, I relished performing this set. I'm really looking forward to rinsing it on my mp3 player throughout the week! Big up to all the talented producers supplying me and to all that appreciate these mixes. Mixed and performed live during the show 24 Feb 2008.


Telmo A - U Need My Love - Have A Break  
Bachelors of science - Song For Lovers - Horizons  
Lynx - Distance Zero - Deep Soul Music  
Naibu - KTX - Fokuz  
Soul Intent - Space Dust - Unsigned  
Physics, Alix Perez - Altered Soul - Fokuz  
Young Ax - Play Some More - Unsigned  
Nos - Daylight - Dispatch  
Basic Operations - Sold Hold - Nu Directions  
Switch - Together feat. Stunna - Fokuz  
Atlantic Connection feat. Tali - So Me - Westbay  
Redeyes, Youthman - Girlfriend - www.lavibe.org  
Icicle, Switch - Do I Move U - Lucky Devil

Sunday, 17 February 2008

DS111: Heroes


I re-recorded this weeks set because I accidentally deleted the original recording while trying to fix it afterwards.... One of Traktor's most annoying and persistent bugs cropped up at right at the start of the live show, which is with the key lock. Sometimes, it turns itself off even though on the interface it still shows as being 'on'. Not good but something I can help the development team fix I hope. I am pleased with the re-recording anyway and hope you enjoy listening. It is the same playlist that was broadcast with a few tasty extras towards the end. Re-recorded straight after the show on Sunday 17 Feb 2008.

>>> The Streets - Weak Become Heroes - 679  
Redeyes, Youthman - Girlfriend - www.lavibe.org  >>> 
Cyantific - Cover Story feat. Matrix - Hospital  
Young Ax - Let's Go - Santorin  
Lomax, Eveson - Under The Bridge - Phunkfiction  
SpectraSoul - Adoration - Nu Directions  
Visionary - Soundboy Burial (Benny Page remix) - Digital Soundboy  
Contour - Desire - Primetime  
Jacky Murda, Jason Sweetness - Ganja Fi Legal feat. Ward 21 (Murderbot Remix) - Dead Homies  
Kjell - Outclassed - Trackdonalds  
Lenzman - Caught Up - Spearhead  
>>> K-Tee - Hypnotize Me - Shogun Audio  
Atlantic Connection ft. Tali - So Me - Westbay  
Mutt - Trying Measures - Fokuz  
>>> Chino - Insatiable - New Identity  
Redeyes - 90 (Got Over Love) - www.lavibe.org  
Random Movement - She Don't Get It - Nu Directions  
>>> Kjell - Love Is Everywhere - Trackdonalds

Sunday, 13 January 2008

DS107: AbC


This week features some of my favourite tunes from http://www.abunchofcuts.com/ (marked with * in the playlist below) who thankfully came the rescue when all other mp3 outlets were failing to deliver yet again this week (although it's always kinda slow in January). Congratulations and thanks to the AbC crew and I can definately recommend you have a browse around their groovy new site. Mixed and broadcast live on Bassdrive - 13 January 2008.

Sabre - Lady Fortune - Bassbin
Breakage - Blue Mountain - Critical
ICR - Want My Love - Strictly Digital 
Beta 2 - Trojan - Bassbin 
Bachelors of Science - New Horizons- Unsigned 
Calibre - Acrobat - Signature
Commix - Japanese Electronics - Metalheadz 
Lenzman - Close To Me - Future Retro 
Subwave - Moscow Lights - Critical 
D-Bridge - Pipe Dreams - Bingo Beats 
Cybass - Just Try - DOA 
D-Bridge - Freedom Club - Exit