Three Years of Melt Drum & Bass

three years of melt drum and bass

It’s been quite the ride and we can’t wait for the next chapter! Tracklist for this mix:

clarity, ruffhouse – aphasia

clarity, ruffhouse – persecute

ruffhouse – greyscale

overlook – former self

overlook, gremlinz, ruffhouse – apparition

ewol – blood diamond

ewol, skylark – agur

qant – vega

tyrone – heaton dramaz

overlook – video nasties

andy skopes – seance

asc – artificial life

asc – forever

andy skopes, mako – empty soul

andy skopes, mako – seek the truth

alix perez – floating

nucleus, paradox – arcopia

andy skopes – speechless

andy skopes, coerce – heroin wash

mindmapper – suppressor (overlook remix)

Mix uploaded!

I’ve uploaded my opening set for Der Bunker’s first gathering of the new decade. I’ve been waiting for the chance to execute an arrangement like this, and the sensory deprivation oriented environment could not have fit any better.

Please support these artists directly by purchasing their music on Bandcamp or comparable outlets. Without your support, we have no scene. Without no scene, we have much less music. Tracklist and Bandcamp links are available below:

1 ASC – Etracene
2 ASC – Mindlock
3 ASC – Sedna
4 Anthony Linell – The Fire Within
5 ASC – Departure
6 Sciama – Emanation Far Within
7 ASC – Vanth
8 ASC – Event Horizon
9 Joachim Spieth – Astral Plane
10 ASC – Simplex (Original Mix)
11 MTRL – Ashes of Korr (dycide Remix)
12 Luigi Tozzi – Cohuatl
13 Ness – Hybrid Discovery
14 Shifted – Resurface
15 Deepbass and Ness – Les Planes
16 Unclear – The Guilty
17 Uun – Fall of Man (Original Mix)
18 Monoloc – Things (Monoloc Edit)
19 Saturne – Momentum
20 As Patria – Scheria Coast
21 Viels – Distrophism
22 Ness – TMB
23 Petit Astronaute – Orbital Strings
24 Divide – Punto G (Original Mix)
25 VII Circle – econstruction (Original Mix)
26 Farceb – Transmutation
27 Shlømo & AWB – Arcades
28 Antonio De Angelis – Danzer
29 Ø [Phase] – Internal Conflict (Acts 1-3)

Bandcamp links per track:

https://buymusic.club/list/tavoo-tavoo-der-bunker-belief-defect-pre-party

Soundcloud link for the mix:

Fixated in Mexico

My set from this weekend down in mexico is now available on soundcloud. This was a very challenging weekend but at the end of the day we had a blast and threw a fun party. Some lessons were learned, and if we have the opportunity to do it again we will do it even better next time (with proper monitors and decks)!

Hermosillo is a young city in regards to techno. The promoters that we worked with were very eager, extremely accommodating, and I see this translating into quick growth for their techno scene. I can’t wait to see what is in store for the state of music south of the border this year.



Rewindit.FM 2 Hour D&B Set

I have put together a two hour drum and bass special for the London (UK) based internet radio station http://www.rewindit.fm. Initially our plan was to air a techno set, however after reviewing my stuff on soundcloud they requested that I put together a two hour drum and bass set instead. Naturally I was happy to oblige, as drum and bass is the reason I discovered most of the electronic music that I currently enjoy.

My pallete of drum and bass music is absolutely massive, so it was a little difficult to choose tracks for this mix simply because there were so many that I wanted to include. I played it through a few times to get the energy just right, fine tuning the track selection after each session. I settled on an arrangement that let me exercise a few different styles of mixing, and one that exudes quite a varied spectrum of emotion.

Expect this mix to start off slow with cuts from Metalheadz and similar labels, with a gradual increase of energy taking you to some heavier stuff off of MethLab, eventually moving into festival grade double drops and bangers, and ending with liquid Lenzman style rollers and eventually a few sentimental Offworld tracks to close it off properly.

Track list will be posted here tomorrow as well as the soundcloud link with download enabled. The set will be live at this time tomorrow, and you can stream it via mobile app on either Android or iOS. Links are available for both on their website. Enjoy!

6AM Global Vibe Radio Contest

Recently, www.6am-group.com hosted a mix contest. The rules were simple – limit of 60 minutes, must be a fresh set, and must be techno. I love a challenge, so naturally I took it on and submitted a mix. My rough objective when assembling this set was to see how high i could push the energy with only 60 minutes, while also keeping the mixing as tight as possible. I’m fairly happy with the outcome, there is only one spot i would re-assess if I were to do the whole adventure again (see kas:st to fautzi).

I picked songs from some of my favorite labels at the moment, and included a throwback from my hardcore days in 2007 to finish it off at a high energy point. Labels included:

ARTS
Affin
Bpitch Control
Children of Tomorrow
Counterweight
Delsin Records
Edit Select
FLASH Recordings
Mary Go Wild Black
Mord
Perc Trax
Phantasy Sound
Planet Rythm
Polegroup
Soma Records
Sonic Groove

The mix wasn’t chosen as a contest winner, but I’m happy with the result regardless. Enjoy!