Category: Drum & Bass

The Prototypes – Mantra Festival Warm Up Mix (2016)

The Prototypes - Mantra Festival Warm Up Mix (2016)

The Prototypes – Mantra Festival Warm Up Mix (2016)

Act: The Prototypes
Genre/Style: Drum & Bass
Mix Info: Mantra Festival Warm Up Mix
Length Mix: 00:32:48
Tracks: 24 (twenty-four)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknonw
More Information: Mantra Festival – Facebook Event Page

Starting your day with Drum & Bass, there’s no other way to wake up in such a glorious way! Especially when you find an excellent mix. Some days you might wake up and hear a mediocre mix, or even a bad mix, and these mornings do not have a lasting impression, and will ruin your day. Today is a good day, because the mix you are about to listen to, has been made by The Prototypes. And if you are wondering who they are, you should expect a facepalm or two. You do not know who they are? Which planet have you been walking on for the last 5 years?

No introduction needed at all, I would assume. If you need more information, Google them. The Prototypes do not need an introduction, especially when you know that they are playing at a cool event called ‘Mantra’. They aren’t the only artists there, several rooms are filled with excellent artists, such as Noisia, Rene LaVice, Loadstar, Youngsta, Loefah, Zed Bias, Digital Mystikz, and more. The line-up looks amazing, and so does the added information: “The combination of an epic lineup with a soundsystem carefully curated by Void will create an experience like no other.” Basically what they are saying is, if you aren’t at this event, you will miss out on a lot.

I have never heard of this event before, but it does look like an event I would go to, if it was any closer to where I live. For those who are able to get there and have their eardrums completely destroyed, The Prototypes made a promo mix, or to be precise a warm up mix, to get everyone hyped up. I am hyped up, but sadly not going. It’s not fair. If you go to this, make sure you have a drink on my behalf!

tracklist

01. The Prototypes – HyperCube
02. Dimension – Panzer
03. Drumsound & Bassline Smith – The Truth
04. Knife Party – Lrad VIP (The Prototypes VIP Remix) 
05. Noisia – Dead Limit
06. Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Outlaw
07. Ekko & Sidetrack – AMPM
08. Optiv & BTK – Reckless
09. The Prototypes feat Mad Hed City – Pop It Off
10. Freek – Born Different
11. Frankee – Raptor
12. Bass Brothers – In The Ghetto
13. Frankee – The Power
14. Annix – Work For Nothing
15. Resonate – Bomb Squad
16. Culture Shock – Piano Dark
17. BCUK – The Pulse (The Prototypes Remix) 
18. Total Science – Squash
19. June Miller – Robots & Romans (Audio Remix) 
20. Cyantific – Outatime
21. Lomax – Artisan
22. Culture Shock – Steam Machine
23. The Prototypes feat Ayah Marar – Kill The Silence
24. Hazard – Bricks Don’t Roll

The tracklist is amazing, and to be honest, the mix is more amazing! Carefully mixed by The Prototypes, and the result is a very interesting mix. One that won’t let you down, and can only lift your spirit up. This is the DnB mix we were all waiting for.

If you do love DnB and you are loving what you are hearing, why not get tickets for Mantra Festival, and witness them yourself? Have a proper night out with good music, and ofcourse be blown away by the mighty soundsystem. I wish I could, because it does look amazing, and if they are playing these tunes throughout the night, I garantee that everyone will have positive comments after the event has ended. This is truly amazing.

Normally I would pick a favourite, but I can’t. They are all amazing!

Go to Mantra’s Facebook event page and grab your tickets now. You won’t be disappointed.

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Sixty Minutes Of Goldie – Mista Jam BBC Radio 1Xtra (2016)

Sixty Minutes Of Goldie - Mista Jam BBC Radio 1Xtra (2016)

Sixty Minutes Of Goldie – Mista Jam BBC Radio 1Xtra (2016)

DJ: Goldie
Genre/Style: Drum & Bass
Mix Info: Sixty Minutes Of Goldie – Mista Jam BBC Radio 1Xtra
Length Mix: 01:00:00
Tracks: 17 (seventeen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Goldie – Official Website

You must be aware of the fact that I’m a huge Goldie fan. Even my wife knows who he is, but doesn’t know any other Drum and Bass artist. For my birthday last year she bought me (well, it was her gran, but gran knows nothing about DnB or Goldie) his book, and it was an interesting read. I’m such a fan boy, got nearly every mix he has ever made, nearly every album he has ever produced, watched every documentary he has been in, etc. Goldie is, to me, one of the finest human beings on God’s given Earth. Not only is his music pure, raw and rough, his way of living and his past are the same. One artist who started at the bottom and has reached fame and stardom through hard working. Dedication is what this man possesses.

He’s probably the most known for his DnB music, or if you have watched him on the big screen, from his short cameo in ‘Snatch’, which is the ultimate bloke film of all time. “and it’s worth… fuck all!”. I’ve been a music lover since the day I was born, but never have I been amazed by an artist before, or since. It seems that whatever he touches, turns into gold. He also recently added a Lifetime Achievement award to his prize collection, and I think that we can all agree on him receiving the award. This man has done so much for Drum and Bass, and you might disagree, but to me he’s a God. Buy his albums or listen to his Essential mixes and you will know why this man is my God.

Recently he was asked to compose a mix for Mistajam (or Mista Jam, however you spell it, it’s still the same man), a 60 minute mix, and Goldie has done exactly that. A mix focussed on his label, and also his own production can be found in it. 60 minutes of Goldie, who doesn’t want to hear that?

tracklist

01. Artificial Intelligence – Fallen
02. Phil Tangent – Bardabunga
03. Dom & Roland – Tone Poem
04. Scar feat Artificial Intelligence – Free Fall
05. Artificial Intelligence – Reunion
06. Artificial Intelligence – Death Star
07. Klute – Westernized
08. OneMind & Ulterior Motive – Evolution
09. Fierce & Zero T – Bonesmen
10. Artificial Intelligence feat DRS – Pass The Buck
11. Mikal feat Break – Musical Rush
12. OneMind – Untitled
13. Heist – Violent Rain
14. Phil Tangent & Pennygiles – Crossing The Rubicon
15. Scar – Caged
16. Goldie feat Cleveland Watkiss – Beachdrifter VIP
17. Scar feat Orkyd – Yours

What a wonderful looking tracklist, but the mix itself is worth checking out! So beautiful, so amazing, and if you are liking the music, you can always go to Metalheadz homepage and buy them.

Goldie is a legend, and it doesn’t matter which mix you mention, he always delivers an amazing mix. The music is solid as a rock, powerful, strong, fierce… and it doesn’t matter when you play it, it always seems to work. Emotional music, that’s what he mixes. Drum and Bass basically is all about deeper emotions coming to life. This mix takes you on a journey, one you have never been on before. Sit back, relax, and let the music take you to the next level.

I’ve got nothing to mention, no bad things at all. The tracks he has selected are all amazing, and his mix is just so damn good, the only thing I dislike (well, dislike is such an overrated word… let’s say not like) is the fact that I can’t play this whilst walking outside in the freezing cold. This is not downloadable, but if you have constant internet access, bookmark this and play this wherever you can.

This is a superb mix. One of Goldie’s finest mixes. He’s a legend.

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Electric Retox Ep. 111: Unmei Wo Seisu (Live) (2015)

Electric Retox Ep. 111: Unmei Wo Seisu (Live) (2015)

Electric Retox Ep. 111: Unmei Wo Seisu (Live) (2015)

DJ: MrPanda
Genre/Style: Drum and Bass, Liquid Drum and Bass, Breakbeat
Mix Info: Electric Retox Ep. 111: Unmei Wo Seisu
Length Mix: 01:01:27
Tracks: 23 (twenty-three)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 141 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: MrPanda – Facebook Fanpage

As you all know, a couple of weeks ago I reviewed Fracus & Darwin’s Diversions mix, which was part of an episode of Electric Retox. The first half was their mix, and the second mix was made by someone called ‘MrPanda’. Now I wouldn’t say he was blown away by my review (not many people are lol), but he was surprised to see that someone reviewed this episode of the mighty Electric Retox. Only a couple of days ago he sent me his latest mix for ER, and it has been well received on Mixcloud. It was number 1 in the Drum N Bass chart, number 2 in the EDM chart, etc. So a good mix awaits us.

If you want to know who MrPanda is, he’s not a real panda. I’ve got to disappoint you. If you were expecting a huge panda behind turntables, I also urge you not to sniff glue anymore. MrPanda is a DJ who plays a wide variety of music: Drum and Bass, Breakbeat, Freeform, Electro and Hardcore. The previous mix was filled with UK Hardcore and Freeform music, and for this episode he decided to play Drum & Bass/Liquid Drum & Bass. The result is a well received mix, and probably the hottest mix on Mixcloud! I tried to listen to it to see the full tracklist, but it didn’t work as well as I hoped, so MrPanda himself send me the link to the Soundcloud mix, which has got the full tracklist (and it’s a good one!).

tracklist

01. High Contrast – Twilights Last Gleaming (VIP) 
02. Camo & Krooked – All Night Long (Etherwood Remix) 
03. Entity – Eye Of The Storm
04. Four Tet – Angel Echoes (Logistics Remix) 
05. Birdy – Wings (NuLogic Remix) 
06. MRSA – Different
07. London Electricity – Snow Angels
08. Rene LaVice – All My Trails
09. Dub Fx – Flow (Dub XL Remix) 
10. Fracus & Darwin – When You Take My Hand
11. Cyantific – Ice Cream
12. Karl Future & Simon Perry – Optimistic
13. Fliwo – I Got You
14. Rawtekk – Photone (Recruits Phace Remix) 
15. Dangerous & MC Foxy – What’s Your Problem
16. Sigma feat Doctor – Rudeboy (Instrumental Mix) 
17. Shimon & Moving Fusion – Mysterious (Baron Remix) 
18. Idealz – Gloom
19. Reso – Kamina
20. Zen Dub – Mendala
21. Rollz feat Katies Ambition – Burn Up
22. Rafau Etamski feat Cory Friesenhan – Panda Temple
23. Wilkinson – Afterglow

A lot of unknown names in this mix, but it’s still an excellent one to listen to. Really a peaceful and calming mix. If today is your day off, make sure you press play and chill. You could Netflix and chill, or you could MrPanda and chill. You decide.

The tracks MrPanda has selected are truly amazing! All focussed on the beautiful side of Drum and Bass and not the darker and nastier side (which I like too), and even some Breakbeat stuff in it. The result is an astonishing mix which I’m going to put on my mobile device, to listen to whenever and wherever I want to, because the mix is tight!

The best track? Not difficult at all, there’s only one track that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside, and that is ‘Optimistic’ by Karl Future and Simon Perry. Karl Future doesn’t release music often, but when he does it’s groundbreaking! Beautiful track.

MrPanda has made a wonderful mix. Is this the best DnB of the year? It does appear in my top 10 list if I’m honest. No mucking about, just pure music. He made an extraordinary mix, and if you have listened to it on Mixcloud already, you know that it’s dope. Download this monster now, and share it whoever wants to listen to an excellent DnB mix.

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Bailey ‘Back to 96’ Mix – History Session Promo Mix (Studio Recorded) (2015)

Bailey 'Back to 96' Mix - History Session Promo Mix (Studio Recorded) (2015)

Bailey ‘Back to 96’ Mix – History Session Promo Mix (Studio Recorded) (2015)

DJ: Bailey
Genre/Style: Drum & Bass
Mix Info: Back To 96 Mix – History Session Promo Mix
Length Mix: 01:10:20
Tracks: 18 (eighteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 160 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Metalheadz – History Session – Tickets

If you are in London on the 4th of November and you are not raving the night away at Phonox, why are you in London?  If you are not there, why should you be in London? The biggest event of the year will take place there, and if you love Drum and Bass as much as I do, you are probably going to this history session evening. With a wonderful line-up and ofcourse the music from the wonderful years we call the 90s, those who are going should feel lucky, because they will experience something rather unique. For less than 12 pounds you could experience the most wonderful night of 2015!

On the 4th you can find DJ Grooverider, Randall, Lee, Bailey and Jubei at Phonox, playing the finest, toughest, roughest, nastiest, filthiest Drum and Bass ever produced. The 90s were the golden years for DnB and have put it right on the map. Started out as an underground style/sound, it slowely emerged into the mainstream, but still maintained the darker sound. The sound spread all over the world, and made the 90s the best years for us music lovers. There’s not one raver on earth who doesn’t love what came out of the UK. Drum and Bass is still reigning supreme, but for one night only they will go back and let you experience what many ravers did during the heydays.

This mix was made by DJ Bailey, and it not only showcases his strength as a DJ, but also his dedication to this music. This promo mix is probably the best one you will find on the internet nowadays, and it’s packed with tunes from the golden year, which was 1996. If you look at the tracklist you will know immediately why this was the best year: because the tunes were awesome! The 90s were good, but 1996 was the bomb for Drum and Bass. If you are liking this, you might want to book a ticket now and see the man himself play it live in front of you in Phonox!

tracklist

01. Goldie – Still Life (Photek Remix) 
02. Dillinja – Deadly Deep Subs Remix
03. Decoder – Fuse
04. Adam F – Metropolis
05. B.L.I.M. – Jeamland (DJ Trace’s Word) 
06. Doc Scott – The Unofficial Ghost
07. 808 State – Azura (A Mix By Dillinja) 
08. Skyscraper – The Difference Instrumental
09. Ed Rush & Nico – Technology (Boymerang Remix) 
10. G Force & Seji – 3rd Rail
11. Source Direct – Secret Liaison
12. Adam F – Circles (Remix) 
13. Cybotron feat Dillinja – Threshold
14. Ed Rush – Subway
15. Nasty Habits – Shadow Boxing
16. Dillinja – Armoured D
17. Hokusai – Black Rose
18. Skyscraper – Liberty One

Beautiful! If this doesn’t take your breath away, nothing will! Bailey has selected the finest tunes from 1996 and mixed them together rather beautifully. Isn’t this the best mix of 2015? This has to be, according to me and those who already pressed play, and within a day already 4k+ listeners agreed with me: this mix is sick!

So many anthems are crammed into this mix, it’s hard to understand why 1996 was THE year for Drum and Bass! Tune after tune demolished the dancefloors back in 1996, and in 2015 you might be able to witness what we all witnessed back in the 90s, total destruction/demolishion. Your eardrums will not survive this, trust me.

Bailey’s mix is really tight. Excellent from the start. I’m loving each and every tune, but the one that blew me away has to be ‘Shadow Boxing’. Heard it for the first time on a mix compilation (which was mixed by the grandad of DnB Goldie), and from that moment on it has become my all-time favourite DnB track. Can you beat this level of filth? Never has a track been so nasty before or ever since. This is such a brutal track, but do not think that the others are ‘lighter’ compared to ‘Shadow Boxing’. They are all tough and very good, but ‘Shadow Boxing’ is my favourite. Pick your favourite, press play and turn up the volume to the max!

I urge you to get tickets right now. This will sell out! And you don’t want to miss out on the dopest event of the year?! Bailey’s mix should persuade you, and the line-up too! One event you have to go to.

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