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Monday, 2 December 2013

Mix DS185

Something to warm your harmonic cockles... :)

Brother - Still Blue (Command Strange, Intelligent Manners Remix) 
Midnight Request - Sunday Hangover 
DJ Clart, Dave Owen - Hustle Fu 
Blu Mar Ten - Half The Sky 
Implex - Burning Bridges 
Flame - Heart Break (MSDOS) 
dRamatic, dbAudio - Cascade 
Random Movement - Thought Lust (Bodrums Batch) 
Seba - Never Let You Go (Blu Mar Ten Remix) 
Tiki, Artificial Intelligence - Let You Go Feat. Tiki 
Engage, Contract Killers - You 
Spirit, Digital - Original Rockers 
Black Sun Empire - Sideways feat. Illy Emcee (Optiv, BTK Remix) 
Cause4Concern - Headroom (Audio) 
Spirit, Digital - Redo 
Andyskopes - True Chord Redux VIP  
Break - Music Is Better  
Hive - Neo (Audio Remix) 
Artificial Intelligence - 10 Outta 10 Feat. Jamakabee 
Black Sun Empire, Jade - Deadhouse (Insideinfo, Mefjus Remix) 
Nic TVG - Timelapse Of A Tuesday 
Aquasky, Diane Charlemagne - You Take Me There (Karton Remix)

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Mix DS184

A true mix of different style beats I've been feeling over the past few months, wrought into the harmonically compatible keys of C minor, G minor or F minor :-)

Here's the playlist. Feel free to leave a comment below or click on the SoundCloud logo above to leave one at a specific place in the mix, like I have.

Deeper Connection, Scott Allen - Sight Unseen
dRamatic - Straight Talking
Command Strange - Shine
>> Paul SG - The Last Ceremony feat. Undersound
Physical Illusion, MSDOS - Back In The Days
Seba - Shades Of Me And You
Afrojack, Shermanology - Can't Stop Me (Matrix & Futurebound Remix)
Maduk - Feel Good
Kove - Breach
Will Miles  - Channel Black
SpectraSoul - Memento (dBridge Remix)
dRamatic, dbAudio - Skeptic World
S.P.Y - One Last Quest
Matrix, Futurebound - Move On Feat. Cat Knight
Integration Now - Flow
Scott Allen - Sacrifice
Hydro, Gamma  - Mayday
Chase & Status - Blind Faith (Loadstar Remix)
TeeBee - Human Reptile (Calyx, TeeBee Remix)
Andrezz - He Come Around
Paul SG - The Last Ceremony feat. Undersound (Big Bud Remix)
Key, Naibu - Just Like You (Fracture's Astrophonica Remix)

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Mix DS183

It might be hot in the UK right now but this cool little harmonic drum and bass mix might just chill you out between the thunder storms. Please make sure you listen on appropriate equipment otherwise you miss out on much of the best bits.

There is a curated selection from the present world of drum of bass in this mix. Look out for forthcoming material from fellow english Nottinghamian Joe Nebula; new releases featuring Simplification (Brazil), Command Strange (Kazakhstan) and even the return of legendary Hungarian producer, ICR. Another notable addition is a boiling hot liquid pearl from Dave Owen (UK/USA) called "Send Me Your Love" featuring a sick time-stretched vocal sample from the late Marvin Gaye (lyrics below).

Finally, many thanks to all the featured artists and Dave Ashton for the inspired cover artwork. If you feel like supporting me too, one easy way is to share this with your friends. I always appreciate getting new listeners!

If I could build my whole world around you, darlin'
First I'd put heaven by your side.
Pretty flowers would grow wherever you walked, honey
And over your head would be the bluest sky.

Then I'd take every drop of rain
And wash all your troubles away.
I'd have my whole world wrapped up in you darlin'
And that would be alright.


Cloud NineMind Games (Joe Nebula and Peter Fine Remix)
NaibuShadows of the Past
Random Movement, Ben SoundscapeMany Things
Command StrangeAway From The Sun
Intelligent MannersThe Morning After Love
DJ ClartDo Make Say Think
MakotoGirl I'm Running Back 2 U feat. Christian Urich (Random Movement Remix)
Joe NebulaCompulsive Disorder
StereotypeBlue Velvet
MSDOSBlue Sky High
Simplification, Sunny Crimea, Scott AllenHeaven Sent
Dave OwenSend Me Your Love
Donnie DubsonSilver Plate
Command StrangeAmour
SebaToo Much Too Soon
ICRLess Than Three
DJ TraxRoute 96
LinkyWhat Do You Want From Me (Physics Remix)
Makoto, DeeizmWoe feat. Deeizm (Lenzman Remix)

Monday, 17 June 2013

Mix DS182

S.P.Y One Last Quest
Shuwa Stars And Planets
Command Strange Free Your Soul (Simplification Remix)
Random Movement She Had Better Days
Loadstar Distance
Nu:Logic Start Again feat. S.P.Y
Calibre Close To Me
Technimatic Not Far to Go
Total Science Going in Circles (Break Remix)
Calibre Key Flix
Flame Be With You (Simplification Remix)
Physical Illusion Apple Juice
Soni Piano Anthem feat. Diane Charlemagne
Brookes Brothers Hard Knocks
NZ Shapeshifter Gravity
Trei Backburner
Rene Lavice So Inspired To Fail
Total Science, Kevin King, S.P.Y Past Lives (Lenzman Remix)
Metrik Out of the Fire
Loadstar Be There
Calibre Start Again feat. Chimpo


Monday, 20 May 2013

Mix DS181

4EVEREST - Journey Within (Utah Jazz Remix) - Such Music 
Alix Perez, Sam Wills - Annie's Song Feat. Sam Wills (Spy) - Shogun Audio 
DJ Marky, Makoto - Bloody Mary - Innerground 
Command Strange - Time Shift - Fokuz Recordings 
Metrik - Distant Shores - Hospital Records 
Malaky - Forgotten Times - Celsius Recordings 
Trei, MC Tali - Homecoming feat. MC Tali - SOM Music 
Ji Ben Gong, Kalum - Play With Your Heart - Liquid Tones 
Donnie Dubson - Too Late For A Change - Fokuz Recordings 
DJ Chap, Andrezz - So Many Days - Liquid V 
MSDOS - High Hills - Liquid Drops 
Lenzman - Empty Promise - Metalheadz 
ChartStalker - So Confused - Fokuz Recordings 
Skitty - You Make Me Hurt You - Eastern Pressure 
Command Strange - Floor Shaker - Dark Manoeuvres 
Trei - Misfits - SOM Music 
Seba - Nightrider - Nu Directions 
Random Movement - Down Somehow - Innerground 
Dynamic - Highway Patrol feat. MSDOS - Goodlooking Records 
Enea - You Know It - Fokuz Recordings 
Command Strange, Malaky - Regrets - Horizons Music 
MSDOS - Countenance (Impact) - Liquid Drops 
Soul Intent - Come With Me - Celsius Recordings 
Rene Lavice - Regrets - RAM 
MSDOS - Chords For The Unknown - Rotation Deep UK

Cover Art: David Ashton

Monday, 6 May 2013

Retrospective Series 1: DS100 Tech Funk Special

New mix soon I promise. In the meantime, I uploaded this recording of a mix I did live on Bassdrive during November 2007 to celebrate my 100th show. I have always nurtured a soft spot for the tech funk subgenre of DNB (largely thanks to the influence of fellow Bassdrive DJ, Pyro) and this mix was to pay homage to some of the best tunes of that ilk that didn't make it into my normal set lists.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Mix DS180: One Eighty

I classify all my songs in many ways to help me compose a mix. One way you will be familiar with if you are a frequent Digital Soundboard visitor is that I figure out the musical key or keys being used in them to help me mix harmonically. Another is to award each track 1-5 stars so I can quickly find my favourites.

"Why are you telling us this" I hear you cry. Well, this month's mix contains almost exclusively 5 star tracks built around a tonal centre of D#minor. I have curated these from new releases since the Christmas break. Hopefully this will go some way to make up for the lack of content published recently.

Special thanks for the stellar artwork to the Ashtonian Institute for Typography and Graphic Design - helping me celebrate this nice round number of mix releases - ONE EIGHTY! ;-)

Pennygiles - Rhodes Adrift (Random Movement Remix) - Inform 
LSB - The Hurting - Spearhead
Ra, Rewind, Jah nation - Soul Survivor - Infrared 
Key, Naibu - Just Like You - Horizons 
Seba - Nightrider (Technicolour, Komatic Remix) - Nu Directions
Dave Owen - Infinite Mischief - ? 
Enei, Georgia Yates - Runnin feat. Georgia Yates - Critical 
Break - Love so True - Symmetry 
Eastcolors - Watch Out - Symmetry 
Spirit, Digital Backlash - Phantom Audio
Seba - Too Much Too Soon - Secret Operations
Bank - Soul Cycle - Soul Deep 
Tokyo Prose - Raised By Wolves - Samurai 
Command Strange Rock Steady - Fokuz 
>> Brookes Brothers, Haz-Mat - Loveline - UKF