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Drum&BassArena 2014 – PROMO MIX

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2014 by dk

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Drum&BassArena 2014 is out on Sunday 6th April (digital)/Monday 7th April (CD).

It’s their biggest album to date featuring 54 tracks from the most influential and creative artists in drum & bass.

Drum&BassArena 2014 features new artists such as the Zane Lowe-endorsed Rollz, Hospital’s Etherwood and Titan’s new signing Ben Kama as well as Top 10 hits from Wilkinson, DJ Fresh, Chase & Status and Rudimental plus highly respected underground artists Dom & Roland, Calibre, Break, Audio and Rockwell.

There are seven exclusives from Mampi Swift, Rollz, Serum, BTK & more.

CD 1
1) Wilkinson – Afterglow
2) Matrix & Futurebound Feat. Max Marshall – Control (Matrix & Futurebound’s S.T.F.U Mix)
3) DJ Fresh vs Jay Fay Feat. Ms Dynamite – Dibby Dibby Sound (Sigma Remix)
4) Sub Focus – Turn Back Time (Metrik Remix)
5) Rudimental Feat. Ella Eyre – Waiting All Night (Rene LaVice Remix)
6) Chase & Status Feat. Jacob Banks – Alive (Mefjus Remix)
7) Friction Feat. Arlissa – Long Gone Memory (Ulterior Motive Remix)
8) Fred V & Grafix – Recognise (Emperor Remix)
9) Taxman Feat. Dianne Charlemagne – Rebirth
10) Bred for Pleasure – Better Than This (Mampi Swift Remix)
11) Rollz – Blue In Grey
12) Sigma Feat. Doctor – Rudeboy (Instrumental Version)
13) Sid Batham – All Lies (Brookes Brothers Remix)
14) Kathy Brown & A.I – Somebody To Love
15) Rollz Feat. Katie’s Ambition – Burn Up
16) T-Phonic & Modula Feat. Katie’s Ambition – One More Chance
17) Dimension – Crowd Reaction
18) Kove – Gobble
CD 2
1) TC – Get Down Low
2) Loadstar Feat. Jenn D – Losing You (DnB Mix)
3) Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Nicaragua
4) DC Breaks – Gambino
5) L Plus – The Price
6) Cyantific – Ice Cream
7) Smooth – Drone
8) Rockwell – Sick Of It All
9) Optiv & BTK – Zero Tolerance
10) Callide – Drop Bombs
11) Mindscape – Rat Pack
12) NC-17 & KC – Trioxin
13) Break & Mikal – Status Low
14) A.M.C & BMK – Hold It
15) Joe Ford – Stride
16) Teddy Killerz – Machine Room
17) Misanthrop – System Crash
18) Audio – Botfly
CD 3
1) Calyx & Teebee – Strung Out (Calibre Remix)
2) Etherwood – Souls Apart
3) Mediks – By A Thread (Hybrid Minds Remix)
4) Total Science Feat. Grimm – Another Time
5) Need For Mirrors & HLZ – Mother Of Pearl
6) Camo & Krooked – Loving You Is Easy (S.P.Y Remix)
7) BCee – Into The Blue (Chords Remix)
8) BMotion – Circles (feat. Jon Lilygreen)
9) Need For Mirrors & HLZ – Bubblegum
10) Ben Kama – Silence is Golden
11) Dom & Roland – Outta Endz
12) Shiver – Crossover
13) Royalston – Stalking Stones
14) BTK – Thorn (Mindscape Remix)
15) Saxxon – Vesuvius (The Time)
16) Serum – Cape Fear
17) S.P.Y Feat. Diane Charlemagne – Hammer In My Heart
18) Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Serious Business


UKF Drum & Bass 2013

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2013 by dk

Featuring tracks by Sub Focus, John Newman, Brookes Brothers, Friction, Rockwell, Camo & Krooked, Noisia, Rollz, Fred V & Grafix, Hamilton and more.

As bass music’s leading curator, UKF have sold in excess of hundreds of thousands of albums over the past 2 years. UKF Drum & Bass 2013 includes tracks and mixes from Sub Focus, John Newman, Brookes Brothers, Friction, Rockwell, Camo & Krooked, Noisia, Rollz, Fred V & Grafix, Hamilton and many more.

If anyone can document bassline’s endemic behaviour in current club music it’s UKF. Standing firm at the forefront of the bass music revolution since 2009, they’ve watched all manner of low frequencies worm, wriggle and writhe their way into almost every genre of dance music possible. From dubstep, drum & bass and beyond via their YouTube channels, events and compilations, UKF has delivered the very best of this seismic sonic shift to their subscriber base of over 7.5 million international bass freaks. A digital platform unlike any other, the brand has set the gold standard for the current interest in YouTube based music discovery channels. UKF has notched up over 1 billion hits to date.


Tracklist (Digital Download version):

1) Sub Focus – Endorphins (Fred V & Grafix Remix)
2) Hamilton – You Had It
3) Brookes Brothers – Carry Me On (Ft. Chrome)
4) John Newman – Love Me Again (Kove Remix)
5) Dimension – All I Need
6) Rollz – Burn Up
7) Sid Batham – All Lies (Brookes Brothers Remix)
8) Friction – Long Gone Memories
9) Shock One – Lazerbeam
10) Kove – Searching
11) Camo & Krooked – All Night
12) Hybrid Minds – Halycon
13) Pedestrian – Hoyle Road (Spectrasoul Remix)
14) BCee – Lost & Found
15) Ivy Lab – Afterthought
16) The Upbeats – Alone
17) Emperor – She Said
18) Rockwell – Detroit
19) DC Breaks – Swag
20) Black Sun Empire – Arrakis (Noisia Remix)
21) UKF Drum & Bass 2013 (continuous DJ Mix)

Blu Mar Ten announce new album ‘Famous Lost Words’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2013 by dk

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‘Famous Lost Words’
(Blu Mar Ten Music)
Release Date: 18th November 2013


After establishing their own label, Blu Mar Ten Music, in 2009 and releasing the critically acclaimed albums ‘Natural History’ (2009) and ‘Love is the Devil’ (2011), winter 2013 sees the arrival of Blu Mar Ten’s highly anticipated new LP, ‘Famous Lost Words’.

Featuring 13 tracks of pure and unapologetic drum & bass, the album inhabits a similar territory to the previous two; full of emotional movements fused with tough beats that reinforce BMT’s position in the genre as originators of complex, atmospheric music.

 Brooding dancefloor destroyers like ‘Ariel’ and ‘Holding Pattern’ deliver rugged basslines and harsh drums, contrasting beautifully with the more fragile and otherworldly soundscapes of title track ‘Famous Lost Words’ and ‘Night Shift’. ‘Big Shots’ and ‘Motor City’ serve up frantic layers of euphoria while ‘Remembered Her Wrong’ wanders off into the bizarrely abstract.
‘Famous Lost Words” 71 minute duration also features an impressive roster of collaborators. ‘Thin Air’ layers the alluring vocals of Robert Manos atop a bed of whirling synths and rolling bass. Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Agné Genyté injects a dose of soothing lullaby tones into ‘Somewhere’, ‘Break It All Apart’ and ‘In Your Eyes’, while long-time friend and label mate Seba makes an appearance on ‘Hunter’ whose growling bass and Bladerunner synths play to the strengths of both artists.



Accompanying the ‘Famous Lost Words’ project is a set of live dates around Europe. Beginning at pivotal label/club night, Hospitality in Bristol, the mini tour then travels to the likes of Russia, Germany, Ireland, Finland and BMT’s native London.


Track List:
1. Somewhere (feat. Agné Genyté)
2. Hunter (feat. Seba)
3. Big Shots
4. Famous Lost Words
5. Thin Air (feat. Robert Manos & Yosebu)
6. Holding Pattern
7. Break It All Apart (feat. Agné Genyté)
8. Half The Sky
9. Remembered Her Wrong
10. Motor City
11. Night Shift
12. Ariel
13. In your eyes (feat. Agné Genyté)

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Mike Mago ‘The Show’ (Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2013 by dk


Ministry of Sound has led the return of house music to the top of the UK singles charts in 2013 with hits from Duke Dumont feat A*M*E (No.1) and Chris Malinchak (No.2), and with summer finally here, Mike Mago’s ‘The Show’looks set to continue their run.

One of the biggest tracks of the moment, Mike Mago’s ‘The Show’ has become a staple for the likes of Zane Lowe, B Traits, Pete Tong, Toddla T and Danny Howard on Radio 1, with further support from 1Xtra’s Trevor Nelson, Cameo, DJ Target and Semtex, and Kiss’s Steve Smart.

‘The Show’s upscaled Chicago house vibe and sparkling piano break has ensured wide club appeal, with DJ’s such as Rudimental, The Magician, Crookers, Josh Wink, Tensnake and beyond making it an anthem across a thriving global club scene – from Ibiza to Croatia, and LA to Sydney.

Michiel Thomassen, aka Mike Mago, heads up Amsterdam-based BMKLTSCH RCRDS and has been curating what’s hot from Dutch soil and beyond for several years. His own tracks such as ‘The Power’ and ‘The Soul’ quickly brought him attention from the world’s leading blogs, which then became plays on specialist shows on Radio 1 and beyond.

Mago’s DJ schedule takes him all across Europe with shows in London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Lyon, Hamburg and Ibiza, playing festivals like Tomorrowland and clubs like Ministry of Sound. He’s currently busy in the studio working on a string of remixes for A-list artists as well as more original music.

Remixes for ‘The Show’ come from Friction, Friend Within, Louis La Roche and Patrick Hagenaar.
Mike Mago – The Show – Patrick Hagenaars Colour Code Club Mix -CLIP

FabricLive 70: Friction

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 15, 2013 by dk

FRICTION-PACKSHOT-BIGA drum & bass stalwart since the early 2000s, Friction has had an assured and steady rise to the loftier heights of the genre’s hierarchy and now unleashes FABRICLIVE 70. Born in Epsom, Surrey and raised in Brighton, Friction is a serious powerhouse who has maintained his staunch support for his genre through thick and thin. His tracks have been released through some of some of the most celebrated labels including Hospital, Metalheadz, Renegade Hardware and Trouble On Vinyl – which is where his very first track ‘Photon’ found a home. Rising up through the ranks due to both his dexterity as a selector and his deft touch in the studio, Friction found himself hanging out with influential figures like Shy FX and Mampi Swift, who took him under their wing and helped him to evolve into one of the scene’s most highly-regarded names. Now head of his own label, Shogun Audio, as well as holding down a residency on Radio 1 as the new voice of its d&b output, Friction’s versatility as a DJ has put him great demand from Tokyo to Los Angeles and beyond.

Now a regular at fabric for its seminal Friday night events, Friction approaches his mix in an understandably considered way. With vast experience on the world stage, ranging from large-scale festivals such as America’s Electric Daisy Carnival, to smaller, more intimate 300-capacity clubs, Friction has directed his FABRICLIVE 70 mix to the dedicated listeners. Though it still has a wider appeal, at the core of the inspiration behind this mix are ‘the heads’, those who carry the music in their hearts, the headstrong for whom Friday nights at fabric are an indelible part of their lifestyle, attending religiously week-in, week-out.
It’s really kind of how I would play in London or in fact how I would play to a more knowledgeable drum & bass crowd. It’s for the people who are well into the music, with artists like Rockwell, Break, Mefjus and Lenzman, its very much my kind of drum & bass, my take on drum & bass. Hopefully it will be for those people who have been into the music for a long time and who are really deep into the scene. Ultimately I’ve just tried to make it roll…“Friction

Label:Fabric Records

01. Optiv & BTK feat. Sam Wills – Understand VIP
02. DC Breaks – Swag
03. Enei & Emperor – Liberation
04. Joe Ford – Instrument / The Upbeats – One Step
05. InsideInfo & Mefjus – Mythos
06. Nymfo – Suddenly VIP
07. Badmarsh & Shri – Signs (Calibre Mix)
08. Technimatic – Bristol
09. Alix Perez feat. D.Ablo – Playing Games VIP
10. Villem & McLeod – Another Star
11. AI – You Can Dream
12. Total Science – Still Waiting
13. Technimatic – Sphere
14. Chords – Biting Point
15. Technimatic – Intersection
16. Alix Perez feat. Sam Wills – Annie’s Song (Original vs S.P.Y Mash-Up)
17. Dramatic – Keep Pushing Me
18. Kove – Searching
19. NZShapeshifter – Gravity (Lenzman Remix)
20. Break – Steam Train / Mefjus & Kasra – Cypher
21. Icicle feat. SP:MC – Dreadnaught VIP
22. Ulterior Motive & Judda – Timekeeper
23. Friction & K Tee – Jupiter (Mefjus Remix)
24. Icicle – Minimal Funk VIP
25. Rockwell – Detroit
26. Icicle – Anxious
27. Usual Suspects – Killa Bees (InsideInfo Remix)
28. Donny & Audio – Horribly Ribbed VIP
29. Ulterior Motive – Lost Contact
30. DJ Hazard – Time Tripping
31. Phace & Misanthrop – Desert Orgy VIP / Noisia – Diplodocus

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Stream the Ram Records BBC Radio1 Documentary (1992-2012: Twenty Years of Ram Records)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2012 by dk

20 years ago DnB was an underground world of illegal warehouse raves, pirate radio stations and cassette pack mix tapes. Now, thanks to household names like Chase & Status, DJ Fresh and Sub Focus, it’s topping the charts and selling out shows worldwide.
And where did these guys all start out? On Ram Records, the label run by the multiple award winning and globally recognised king of DnB, Andy C.
Mistajam takes a trip to Hornchurch, Essex, the home of Ram HQ, to dig deep into the vaults with label bosses Andy and Scott Bourne (aka Red One).
With new interviews from Chase & Status, DJ Fresh and Sub Focus, Mistajam looks back at the legendary label’s pivotal releases from underground Valley Of The Shadows, to the first breakthrough DnB track – Bodyrock, right up to Chase & Status’ debut album – More Than Alot.
Fresh talks about having Andy as a mentor, even for his most recent track – The Feeling; Chase & Status and Sub Focus both agree on the importance of having a release on RAM; and Delta Heavy explains how Andy has inspired the whole scene’s style of mixing DnB.
Other contributors include DC Breaks, Wilkinson, Loadstar, Rene LaVice, Ant Miles, Shimon, Skream & Benga, Annie Mac, Toddla, Fabio and Friction.

SIREN002 – Vicious Circle and Need For Mirrors

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2012 by dk

Vicious Circle and Need For Mirrors – ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ 
Vicious Circle – ‘Instinct’ 
Released on: SIREN RECORDS 
Release date: 17.5.12 

Siren Records’ 2nd release keeps the pressure high with a massive double dose of diverse drum and bass.

The stunning collaboration with Need for Mirrors entitled “Eyes Wide Shut” is a track on everyone’s lips right now.

On the flip Vicious Circle return to their techy roots with “Instinct”. With its hard-hitting chords intro, the track neatly draws you into the machine gun funk that follows.