Category: Drum & Bass

Diverge – Metalheadz x Dimensions (Promo Mix) (2017)

Diverge - Metalheadz x Dimensions (Promo Mix) (2017)

Diverge – Metalheadz x Dimensions (Promo Mix) (2017)

DJ: Diverge
Genre/Style: Drum & Bass
Mix Info: Metalheadz x Dimensions (Promo Mix)
Length Mix: 01:43:35
Tracks: 54 (fifty-four)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 237 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Diverge – Facebook Fanpage

You must be aware of the fact that I’m a huge Drum & Bass fan, especially music coming from the mighty Metalheadz label. Huge fan from the main man, Goldie, and the other day I was looking for a nice mix to listen to whilst doing my work, but I couldn’t find one which had a tracklist (which I could use for a review), so I had a look at the suggestions shown to me by Soundcloud. And the first mix that popped on my timeline was a promo mix for this year’s Dimensions Festival, which takes place from the 30th of August until the 3rd of September, in Pula, Croatia. The mix? A Metalheadz x Dimensions promo mix. Yes, yes… hell yeah! That’s what I wanted to hear.

Got a bit bored listened to the Metalheadz Christmas podcasts over and over again. Time for some proper music. No yapping about, pure music. And the man behind it? Diverge. Yes, a new name in my book, never heard or seen the name before, but according to his Facebook fanpage he’s the co-label manager at Metalheadz. How about that?! That’s an amazing job. Not only making sure this mighty label is alive and kicking, but also making sure that we get the finest tunes, crammed into a beautiful mix. It sure as hell made my day at work go by quicker.

I can not mention any more information, because I don’t have any (sorry). But what I can say is the fact that he’s playing at Dimensions Festival alongside these names: Goldie b2b Ant TC1, Randall b2b Bailey, Doc Scott, Kid Drama, OneMind, and himself. He plays at the Metalheadz stage on the 2nd of September, and to get you all hyped up, here’s a mix you might like!

tracklist TCD

01. Akkord – RCVR
02. Turinn – 18 And A Half  Minute Gaps
03. Killawatt – Meiotic Drive
04. Rhythmic Theory & Pessimist – Empty House (RT’s Choppage Mix) 
05. Monic – Regret Was Never So Sure
06. Totemic – Roll
07. Sam Binga & Danny Scrilla – Further Peaks
08. Christopher de Babalon – Could We Be?
09. Special Request – Replicant
10. Earl Grey – Inner Conflict
11. Law – Sophine (Law & Wheeler Remix) 
12. ID – ID
13. Dillinja – Acid Roller
14. Calibre & ST Files – Falling Down
15. Joakuim – Funk As You
16. Spirit – Look Out
17. Digital & Nomine – Debt Collector
18. Goldie – I Think Of You
19. Kid Drama – Payback
20. Law & Wheeler – Night Forms
21. ID – ID
22. Homemade Weapons – Tidal Track (Homemade Weapons VIP) 
23. Outer Heaven – Outback
24. Source Direct – Web Of Sin (2017 Remaster) 
25. Artilect – Evolution
26. Randall – The R (Seba Rework) 
27. ID – ID
28. Andy Skopes – Let Go
29. Seba – Don’t You Love Me Anymore
30. OneMind feat Total Science – Late Addition
31. Andy Skopes – Seance
32. Dillinja – Promise (2017 Remaster) 
33. Randall – Broken Plates (Voltage Remix) 
34. Total Science, Hydro & War – Deluge
35. Need For Mirrors – Ethos (Spirit Remix) 
36. Survival – Sex, Fame, Money, Power
37. Eveson – So High
38. Commix – EXP
39. Soul Intent vs Acid Lab – Clash Of Headz
40. Jaybee & Airstrike – F15
41. Total Science, Hydro & War – Straight G
42. Friske – Night Train
43. S.P.Y. – The Boy Who Cried Wolf
44. Regina & P.A. – Secrets
45. Marcus Intalex – The Guillotine
46. Calculon, Shamanga & Austin Speed – Fierce (Skeptical Remix) 
47. Artilect – Something Else (Homemade Weapons Remix) 
48. OneMind – Pullup
49. Blu Mar Ten – Titans (Law & Wheeler Remix) 
50. ID – ID
51. ID – ID
52. DLR & Script – This Is Bristol…
53. ID – ID
54. Composite – Coherence

Now this is a wide variety of records! Wow, Diverge has made this mix Diverse (see what I did there?). I’m really impressed by what Diverge did here, he crammed in as many records as he could (about 4 or 5 are unknowns/mystery records), and the result is an hour and 43 minutes of Drum and Bass heaven.

Drum and Bass can be many things at the same time. Heavy, light, hard, soft, strong, weak, but most of all, it’s beautiful. It touches you like no other style does. What defines Drum and Bass, and what makes it so powerful to those who have embraced it and call themselves Drum and Bass lovers? It’s the depth it reaches. The tunes made by these artists are so deep, you start to feel emotions, emotions you never thought you had. And with this mix, Diverge has touched my soul.

The tunes are so good. Dark from time to time, but worth listening! What makes Drum & Bass listen-able for me? When I can sit back on the sofa, and play a race game like ‘Need For Speed’. The driving around with music coming at you from your speakers… if that works, you know a mix is good, and the music is too! Now this mix is sadly too long for me to burn on a disc and play (my car won’t allow that) or put on my phone and plug it in (my car audio won’t allow that), but I can still appreciate it whilst being anywhere else besides the car. Driving using my PS2, eh?

The tunes are really, really f**king epic! I’ve never heard or seen the name Diverge before, but he has earned his name on the line-up for Dimensions. Epic, seriously epic mix. One of the best mixes out there. Why so long thought?

Best record? ‘Outback’ by Outer Heaven. Just listen, just listen.

1 hour and 43 minutes will fly by. Close your eyes, and let the music come inside you via your ears, and let the music clean your soul. This is heavenly, and Diverge knows it. And already 3000 listens within a few days. That’s impressive. Well, mainly 1500 plays by yours truly.

Worth checking this mix out, and check him out in Croatia if you can!

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Marcus Intalex History Tribute Mix (78 Tracks / 3 Hours) (2017)

Marcus Intalex History Tribute Mix (78 Tracks / 3 Hours) (2017)

Marcus Intalex History Tribute Mix (78 Tracks / 3 Hours) (2017)

DJ: Woodle
Genre/Style: Drum & Bass, Liquid Drum & Bass
Mix Info: Marcus Intalex History Tribute Mix
Length Mix: 02:52:27
Tracks: 78 (seventy-eight)
Download/Listen (via Mixcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: 236.96 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 192kbps
More Information: Angels Fall – Bandcamp Page

On the 28th of May the Drum and Bass scene lost a legend, and his name is Marcus Intalex. If you haven’t read anything about it, this must come as a shock. But I reckon the majority of the fans already know, and have paid tribute in many ways. Sharing mixes, posting nice comments online, and reposting whatever they could. A couple of weeks ago Fabric uploaded Marcus Intalex’s FABRICLive 35 mix CD onto Soundcloud for a couple of days, to pay tribute to the hero who we’ve sadly lost. The mix was taken down, but you can find so many other memorable and beautiful mixes online, celebrating the achievements of this legend.

I found this mix on Youtube, a mix made by a resident DJ for Bassworx. But there’s an hidden note underneath the mix: the first track on this mix is actually a record specially made for Marcus Intalex, after he passed away by LSB and DRS. It was not only made to show respect, but also to show support towards the family, to assist them with funeral arrangments. And it’s worth whatever you can spend! Epic tune, with a sad undertone.

Not only do you get this beautifully written track, but also a whole lot of Marcus Intalex’s records! 77 in total! Made by him or remixed by this master of Drum & Bass. The tunes have a beautiful feel hanging around them, a myst of heaven. Well. how can you describe his music without using the words ‘heavenly’ and ‘beautiful’? I reckon we might have lost a legend, but heaven gained a superstar DJ and producer. And we’ve got his rich music history to listen to and adore!

The tracklist is beautiful. Check it out.

tracklist

01. DRS & LSB – Angels Fall
02. Marcus Intalex – Princess Warrior
03. Marcus Intalex & ST Files – Universe (Original Mix) 
04. 4 Hero – 9 By 9 (Marcus Intalex & ST Files Remix) 
05. Calibre & Marcus Intalex feat Fox – Run Away (Original Mix) 
06. Marcus Intalex – The Guillotine
07. Marcus Intalex & ST Files – Nightfall
08. Marcus Intalex & ST Files – Outerspace
09. Marcus Intalex feat SPY – Steady
10. 4 Hero – Better Place (Marcus Intalex & ST Files Remix) 
11. Marcus Intalex – Temperance
12. Calibre & Marcus Intalex feat Fox – Something Heavy
13. Marcus Intalex & ST Files – Love & Happiness
14. M.I.S.T. – Freaky
15. Marcus Intalex – Cabal
16. Marcus Intalex feat S.P.Y. – Triband
17. Mist:i:cal feat Ras T-Weed – Just A Little Herb
18. Marcus Intalex – Another Way
19. Marcus Intalex & ST Files – Another Way
20. Mist:i:cal – Memory Jog
21. Blu Mar Ten – All Thoughts Are Prayers (Marcus Intalex Remix) 
22. BCee & Robert Owens – Keep The Faith (Marcus Intalex Remix) 
23. BCee & Robert Owens – Keep The Faith (Marcus Intalex Alternative Mix) 
24. Marcus Intalex feat Lynx – Stingray
25. Marcus Intalex & ST Files – Neptune
26. DJ Marky – LK (Marcus Intalex & ST Files Remix) 
27. Marcus Intalex – Bridge The Gap
28. Marcus Intalex & ST Files – Dreamworld
29. Marcus Intalex feat Calibre – Meltdown 2012
30. Marcus Intalex – Wastelands
31. Marcus Intalex feat Lynx & Danny Fierce – Climbing Up The Walls
32. Mist:i:cal – Swingtime
33. Mist:i:cal feat Diane Charlemagne – Stay Away
34. M.I.S.T. vs High Contrast – 3am
35. Marcus Intalex – Don’t Sleep
36. Da Intalex – What Ya Gonna Do
37. DRS feat Marcus Intalex, Chimpo, Fox, Rolla, Skittles & Strategy – Bun Ya Too
38. Marcus Intalex – Hell 2 Pay
39. Mist:i:cal feat DRS – The Eleventh Hour
40. Marcus Intalex – Lowlife
41. Mist:i:cal feat DRS – City Life
42. Marcus Intalex feat DRS – Emergency (Vocal Mix) 
43. M.I.S.T. – Love Thing
44. UN-CUT – Midnight (M.I.S.T. VIP Remix) 
45. Marcus Intalex – Stark
46. Marcus Intalex – Virgo
47. Mist:i:cal – Amen Electric
48. Mist:i:cal feat Robert Owens – Believe
49. Klute with Marcus Intalex – Make A Stand
50. Marcus Intalex feat S.P.Y. – Celestial Navigation
51. Marcus Intalex – Jupiter
52. Marcus Intalex – Immersed
53. Calibre feat Marcus Intalex & Bricktop – Smother
54. Marcus Intalex – Astro Dance
55. Marcus Intalex feat DRS – Mixed Bag
56. Nether – True Believer (Marcus Intalex Dancehall Remix) 
57. Marcus Intalex feat Riya – Regrets
58. Marcus Intalex – Redan
59. Marcus Intalex – Airborne
60. Mist:i:cal – Eject
61. Marcus Intalex & ST Files – How You Make Me Feel
62. Mist:i:cal – Mistical Dub
63. Marcus Intalex – Afrikaa
64. Da Intalex – Mercy
65. Marcus Intalex – These Days
66. Marcus Intalex – Zumbar
67. Marcus Intalex & ST Files – My Soul
68. Solid State – Just A Vision (Marcus Intalex & ST Files Remix) 
69. Commix – Faceless (Marcus Intalex Remix) 
70. Mist:i:cal – Groove Me
71. Marcus Intalex – Sell Your Soul
72. Marcus Intalex – Red 7
73. Marcus Intalex – Step Forward
74. Marcus Intalex – Mud
75. Lynx feat Marcus Intalex – Ghost Train
76. Jubei with Marcus Intalex & MC DRS – Tip The Scales
77. Da Intalex – I Like It
78. DRS & LSB – Angels Fall

Now that’s an epic tracklist. It took me half an hour to actually write it, but it was worth it. So many Marcus Intalex tunes are in this mix, and for once a tracklist wasn’t disappointing to write or to read. This mix is a dedication mix to Marcus Intalex, what kind of legend he was. His music was timeless, and so is his legacy. He will remain one of the best Drum & Bass producers/DJs in the world.

DJ Woodle, the one who made this tribute mix, should be proud of this mix. A very carefully selected and mixed mix, and I reckon Marcus is looking down, and smiling. This is seriously a good mix, one of the best mixes I’ve ever heard. It’s a bit long, but also emotional. This will give you feelings you never felt before. Soul touching tracks, carefully mixed by Woodle. Respect to you sir. A true tribute Marcus would have been proud off.

There are so many great anthems in here, I can’t find one bad record. Not one dull or boring. They are all fire! Marcus Intalex was such a talented producer, whatever he made, was fire. And after hearing this nearly 3 hour long mix it made me realise his music will be there forever, so will his name and the contributions he made to the scene. And now I think it’s time for the scene to come together, and give something back to Marcus.

Get the track ‘Angels Fall’ via Bandcamp, and support the family of Marcus. You can never replace him, but by purchasing this record you will not only keep his name and his memory alive, but also his family through this very difficult time. The mix starts and finishes with it, so I think you will donate, I think you should!

Epic mix by Woodle. A tribute like no other. Marcus, rest in peace. Thanks for the music. We will embrace it forever!

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T-Phonic & Deadman – BBC Radio 1 – Technique DNB60 (Friction Show) (2017)

T-Phonic & Deadman - BBC Radio 1 - Technique DNB60 (Friction Show) (2017)

T-Phonic & Deadman – BBC Radio 1 – Technique DNB60 (Friction Show) (2017)

DJs: T-Phonic & Deadman
Genre/Style: Drum & Bass
Mix Info: BBC Radio 1 – Technique DNB60 (Friction Show)
Length Mix: 00:59:52
Tracks: 54 (fifty-four)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 109 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: T-Phonic & Deadman – Facebook Fanpage

3 days ago a set was uploaded onto Soundcloud, and it’s a big one! If you are digging Drum & Bass, look no further, DNB60 can now be found online! A mix by T-Phonic and Deadman, two of DnB latest superstars! Signed by Technique Recordings, they already have proven themselves to the world, and they are on the rise! Emerging into the scene not that long ago as a duo, they already have gathered a following, including yours truly, TCD.

I was notified by these new superstars via Al Storm, who’s one half of the duo. He’s known as Al Storm in the UK Hardcore scene, but in the DnB scene he’s known as Deadman. To me he’s already a superstar, but now he has risen into the wonderful world of Drum and Bass alongside T-Phonic, and to showcase what they are capable of, they’ve made a mix for DNB60, which was aired on BBC 1 a couple of weeks ago. I sadly couldn’t listen to it, so I hoped I would find it on Soundcloud. And 3 days ago I was so happy to find it there.

One thing you need to know before you press play, this is not your standard ‘one in a million’ mix. This is an outstanding mix. Why, you might ask? Well, it’s only an hour long, and you can hear 54, yes 54 records being played! How amazing is that? It’s a megamix with so many awesome records, it will blow your mind away!

tracklist

01. T-Phonic & Deadman – Scare Tactics
02. Document One – Small Steps
03. Drumsound & Bassline Smith – The Truth VIP
04. DC Breaks – Underground
05. Tantrum Desire – Nightmare
06. Jauz x Netsky – Higher (The Prototypes Remix) 
07. Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Outlaw Renegade
08. Dimension – UK
09. PhaseOne – Broken Chains (DC Breaks Remix) 
10. Tantrum Desire feat Coppa – Repeat (Document One Remix) 
11. D-Bridge – True Romance
12. DC Breaks – Swag 2017
13. Tantrum Desire – Adventure Through Space VIP
14. Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Thug Killer
15. Chase & Status – Tribes
16. Document One – Run The Block
17. T-Phonic & Deadman – Reflections VIP
18. L Plus – Serum
19. Misanthrop – Trashriot
20. Mob Tactics – Get Dirty
21. L Plus – Timelapse
22. Mind Vortex – Shall We Begin
23. Benny L – On The Job (Shimon Remix) 
24. The Prototypes – Electric
25. Optiv & CZA – Cell Dweller
26. Kronology & Divine Elements – Submerge
27. AEPH – Jaeger Clap
28. Agressor Bunx – The Offering
29. The Upbeats – Dr. Kink
30. James Marvel feat MC Nota – Trump
31. Audio – Make It Happen
32. DrOctagon – Aliens (Sub Focus Remix) 
33. Mefjus – Suicide Bassline VIP
34. Joe Ford – Let It Out
35. Nero – Into The Light
36. Mob Tactics – Rave Weapon
37. Dominator & Upgrade – Couldn’t Care Less
38. Dossa & Lucuzzed NC-17 – Ninja
39. Taxman – Too Bad (Remix) 
40. Jaguar Skills & Mind Vortex – The Riot Squad
41. Bluescreens – Bullet
42. Youngman – Sorry
43. Sub Zero & Dub Motion – Oh Girl
44. Noisia – Tentacles
45. Majistrate & Turno – Worlds End
46. Hypoxia – Badass (Jade Remix)
47. Killbox – Surge
48. DJ Clipz & DJ Die – Number 1
49. Bladerunner – Tales Of The Unexpected
50. The Chainsmokers – Don’t Let Me Down (DJ Limited Bootleg Remix) 
51. DJ Fresh & High Contrast feat Dizzee Rascal – How Love Begins VIP (Delta Heavy Remix) 
52. Agressor Bunx – The Spirit
53. Tantrum Desire – Pump (Drumsound & Bassline Smith Remix) 
54. Commix – Be True

Will you look at this beauty? So many great names in one mix: Nero, Noisia, Commix, Clipz, Jaguar Skills, DC Breaks, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, D-Bridge and more! Sweet Lord! So many big names, your head will explode once your read through the whole tracklist!

The mix is extremely tight, and it’s worthy to be played on BBC Radio 1. They wouldn’t play a standard mix, or a boring mix, but only the best of the best, and T-Phonic and Deadman have delivered an awesome mix they should be proud of. The tracks are really good, carefully selected and carefully mixed, and the result is a mix you need to have. You seriously need to have this mix, if you are a Drum and Bass fan!

T-Phonic and Deadman are the future. They are on the rise, and with this mix they show how dangerous they are, and skilled at the same time.

What’s my favourite record? Erm… it has to be the last one by Commix, ‘Be True’. Big tune, sadly played too shortly, but you can still appreciate it being in this mix. It counts for every track in this mix, they are played too damn short, but if they would play it to the max, the mix would last for 23 hours. And that’s too much. This is a nice and compact mix, good to listen to when you are driving, running your daily marathon, cooking, or doing anything you do with pleasure!

Download it now, and follow T-Phonic and Deadman on social media. Join the hype train, and worship them!

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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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