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Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Mix DS162: Lilt


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

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Mix DS161: LHR 2 LAX

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

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Mix DS160: Frisson


Bad Monkey Mafia - Saved By The Breaks - Bad Monkey 
Undersound - Boundaries - Bassdrive 
B4sstee - Better Way - Burn 
Command Strange - U Can't Touch This - Fokuz 
Logistics - Intervention - Hospital 
Bad Monkey Mafia - Raised By Wolves (feat. Martynia) - Bad Monkey 
Bcee, S.P.Y. - Is Anybody Out There - Spearhead 
Infuse - Fuck More - IQ Entertainment 
Silent Killer - I Will Die For You - Ohm Resistance 
Command Strange - Stoned Love - Celsius 
Task Horizon - Focused Locust - Mainframe 
Bachelors Of Science - The Rush - Horizons 
Intelligent Manners, Command Strange - Hangin' On - Celsius 
Random Movement - Used Illusions 
S.P.Y. - Go With The Flow - RAM Records 
Camo, Krooked - Can't Get Enough - Breakbeat Kaos 
Genetic Bros - Uplifting - Talkin Beatz 
Utah Jazz - Burnt Out - Vintage 
Bcee, S.P.Y. - Nothing To Declare - Spearhead 
Command Strange - Its All Over - Fokuz 
??? - ??? - ???

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Mix DS159: Moments


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

Monday, 30 August 2010

Mix DS158: Bass Apothecary



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

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Mix DS157: Back Pressure

  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

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

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

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

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

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:-



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



    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