SBS Niche On Tour London April 2006

SBS Niche On Tour London April 2006

SBS Niche On Tour London April 2006

DJ: Shaun Banger Scott
Genre/Style: UKG, 4×4, Bassline, Speed Garage
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Niche On Tour London April 2006
Length Liveset: 00:59:04
Tracks: 15 (fifteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 135 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Shaun Banger Scott – Facebook Fanpage

If you have Facebook, and you are friends with Shaun Banger Scott, you know what I’m probably going to say. You’ve probably been tagged a million times, and seen this mix on your timeline so much. If you do know what I’m talking about, you are part of the entourage. The SBS entourage. He’s tagged you for a reason (and myself included), to get everyone hyped up for the event which took place a few days ago. Niche, a legendary club, is back. Has it really left? Has it really? I don’t think it has. It’s still alive and kicking in the majority of those who went clubbing there during the heydays of Bassline music.

I was too late. Not only for the last event, but to actually go to the original Niche club. I was so into Bassline music, I became a Niche member (well, membership). Bought myself a jacket, and was hyping myself up to the max to visit the club, and then the news hit me: the club was closed. I was so gutted. Maybe cried a bit. But seriously, I was this close of actually going out and experience what everyone already has. It’s good that it’s still alive and kicking, with one of the pioneers of the sound still pushing it forward: Shaun Banger Scott.

His set was recorded back in 2006, when Niche was touring and hit London. I can’t say anything about that event, because I wasn’t there, and there’s no information online. It’s all about the music, and thanks to SBS for sending me the tracklist. It’s been a while since I last heard a Niche/SBS mix, but it’s time for it. And here’s the tracklist!

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01. Wideboys – Badboi (SBS Dubplate) 
02. Soundboi – Never Gonna Say Bye (Delinquent Mix) 
03. Delinquent feat Kkat – My Destiny
04. Unknown – Connect
05. Black Eyed Peas – My Humps (DJ Q Remix) 
06. Mary J Blige – Be Without You (DJ Q Mix) 
07. Mr Bass – I Do
08. Orchestral Dubs – I Love You (Booda Mix) 
09. Tombstone – Reproduction (SBS Dubplate) 
10. Booda – Step Back
11. ID – ID
12. Mya – Case Of The Ex (Riplas N Sus Mix) 
13. Unknown – Dancin
14. Delinquent – Motherfunker (SBS Dubplate) 
15. Dezz Jones feat Sarah Blake – Take Me In

I was talking to SBS earlier, and I asked him if this set was really recorded back in 2006 and not in 2016. He confirmed it, it was  2006. 11 years ago, and it’s still sounding fresh as a daisy. 11 years old. These tunes might be ‘old’, but they still have the capability to destroy speakers.

These tunes made me happy, and they made me reminisce to those wonderful years, when I discovered Niche and SBS and all those wonderful artists, DJs and MCs. It dominated my life, even though I lived (back then) in the Netherlands. And I was probably the whitest person who enjoyed this magical music.

It’s good to hear that it’s still alive, and that there are people all over the UK still dancing to the wonderful tunes from the late 90s until the mid 00s. Shaun Banger Scott is one of those names who keeps it alive, and you can tell that he loves it. Not only the fact he tagged us 1643823 times in a post, but also because of the fact that his Soundcloud page is filled with hours of fun, and his latest mix is a good ‘un. It’s got some bangers in here, and probably the finest tune he saved until last!

A wonderful liveset, 11 years old, but still sounding fresh. SBS might have dominated in the past, truth be told: he’s still dominated the present and the future, and he’s still one of the leading names in the 4×4, Bassline and Speed Garage scene.

After hearing this mix I will forgive him for tagging me. It was worth it!

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It’s A Lot! The UKG Sessions, Old School Special Vol. 3 (2017)

It's A Lot! The UKG Sessions, Old School Special Vol. 3 (2017)

It’s A Lot! The UKG Sessions, Old School Special Vol. 3 (2017)

DJ: E1D
Genre/Style: UK Garage, 2 Step, 4×4, UKG
Mix Info: The UKG Sessions, Old School Special Vol. 3
Length Mix: 01:11:15
Tracks: 30 (thirty)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 164 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: DJ E1D – Facebook Fanpage

UKG. How long has it been since I last heard a UKG mix? It must have been quite a while. Maybe a bit too long, if I’m totally honest. There was a time when I couldn’t stop listening to UKG, when the whitest person on God’s given Earth would go absolutely ape, listening to UKG 24/7 (I’m talking obviously about myself). The majority of mixes back in the good ol’ days would be downloaded by me, and would fill up my harddrive. I still have them, and I won’t get rid of them. UKG is still fresh and exciting, but sometimes you want to take a Delorean vehicle and fly back to the glorious years. Or just go on Soundcloud and see if there are oldskool/oldschool mixes. And I found one!

I just checked my history, and the last time I reviewed a mix by E1D was back in 2015. I’m seriously doubting myself and my website, I thought it was only recently? Well, whenever I reviewed it, it’s been too long since. This mix is all about the old skool, and there are some ‘newer’ tunes also in there. The oldest is from 1998, and the newest from 2015. And all the others are from in between those years. No matter which year they are from, they are perfect for a day like today. It’s sunny and Sunday, and it’s time for us all to relax and chill. This is the perfect mix for it!

Tracklist anyone?

tracklist TCD

01. Another Level – Guess I Was A Fool (MJ Cole Remix) 
02. Mario – How Could You (Control-S Remix) 
03. Pr0t0n – Once Upon A Time In Poland
04. Masterstepz feat Richie Dan – R U Ready?
05. Grant Nelson feat Jean McClain – Step 2 Me (Bump & Flex Steppers Dub) 
06. Artifact – Touch Me
07. Donae’O – Fallin’ (Deliquent Remix) 
08. S.i.A. – Taken For Granted (Groove Chronicles Mix) 
09. Jean – Crazy (Sunship’s Looney Mix) 
10. Sisqo – Incomplete (Artful Dodger Remix) 
11. MAW Presents India – To Be In Love (MJ Cole Dub) 
12. Dragon – Music Sounds Right
13. Groove Chronicles – 1999
14. Todd Edwards – Open Your Eyes
15. TNT – Unique
16. Aaron Wride – Since You’ve Been Gone (Control-S 2-Step Mix) 
17. Charly – Hi Rollers (CJ Reign 2-Step Dub Mix) 
18. Artifact – Bad (So Good)
19. Gerideau – Masquerade (MJ Cole Dub Mix) 
20. Big Bird – Flav
21. K-Ci & JoJo – Tell Me It’s Real (Club Asylum Vocal Mix) 
22. Ghost – The Club
23. MJ Cole feat Laura Vane – Watertight (Pr0t0n Remix) 
24. Blowfell feat Slarta John – Back Up, Back Up (Vocal Version) 
25. Todd Edwards – Like A Fire
26. Brasstooth feat Pa-Melle – Celebrate Life
27. Amira – My Desire (Sovereign Deadly Dub) 
28. DnD Productions Presents Daniel Bedingfield – Gotta Get Tru This
29. Pr0t0n – Guitar Love
30. B-15 Project feat Crissy D & Lady G – Girls Like Us (Artful Dodger Remix) 

It’s Sunday, and you want to relax. That’s the normal way to get through the last day of the weekend, and with a mix like this one you will definately chill out. Put your feet up way up, and press play. Let DJ E1D’s mix guide you through today!

As I said before, this mix is all about the Old Skool stuff, and you can find a lot of those anthems in here. Nice and chilling music. This shows me that UKG is timeless, but the older stuff is just golden. It also showed me that there are artists I’ve completely forgotten about, like K-Ci & JoJo, Daniel Bedingfield, Another Level, Mario, Donae’O and more. Yep, I think it’s time for me to get out my old mix collection CDs and get back into the UKG zone. I do miss the sound.

DJ E1D has selected a lot of amazing records, and it’s a nice and mellow mix. Carefully mixed, no errors whatsoever. But there’s one thing I’ve noticed: the bass level is low? How’s that possible? UKG has got one of the most amazing bass sounds going through the years. It’s known for not only melodic stuff, but the bass is important too. I think the bass level wasn’t high up, or when recorded it simply faded away?

Which track did the most for me? ‘Back Up, Back Up’. The vocal is catchy. It wasn’t easy to pick this one, because there are a lot, but this stayed in my head the longest.

A nice and welcoming mix for today.

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Dancing Astronaut – Episode 150 Guest Mix By Tommie Sunshine (2015)

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DJ: Tommie Sunshine
Genre/Style: Electro House, Bassline House, 4×4
Mix Info: Dancing Astronaut – Episode 150 Guest Mix By Tommie Sunshine
Length Mix: 01:01:51
Tracks: 19 (nineteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Tommie Sunshine – Facebook Page / Dancing Astronaut – Official Page

Tommie Sunshine is back with a brand new mix! The DJ with the longest hair in recorded history has uploaded a brand new mix 4 days ago, or to be precise, he didn’t, but Dancing Astronaut did. He did a guest mix for something called ‘Dancing Astronaut’, which is a music related website. Everything you need to know about music can be found there. His mix is the most recent one added to the long list of free mixes, and it’s a good one. This man knows a thing or two about music, and the last time I reviewed one of his mixes, he played Acid House. Now this mix is filled with Electro House/Bassline House, and it’s the perfect mix for these dreadful days (the sun ain’t coming through over here yet).

Whenever I see Tommie Sunshine I wonder if he played a minor role in ‘That 70s Show’. He does look a lot like Leo, doesn’t he? Anyway, don’t let his looks deceive you. This man has been in the game for many years, and with age comes experience. I’m not sure when he started playing music, and on his website it’s not said, so it’s a guess when he started. But he knows a thing or two, and spreads his knowledge and love for the music around time and time again, with free mixes like his ‘Sunshine Forecast’ mix series. His Soundcloud is the place to be, if you are a fan of great music.

There is a tracklist if you are interested, and I think you should have a look at what Tommie has selected. This man is a God.

tracklist

01. Funkin Matt – America
02. Tiga & Boys Noize – 100
03. Disclosure – Bang That
04. Hybrid Theory feat Trilla – Dutty
05. Valentino Khan – Deep Down Low (Wuki Remix) 
06. Zeds Dead – Hadouken (Valentino Khan Remix) 
07. Born Dirty feat Kid Sister – Don’t Stop Get It
08. ATICA – Fire
09. DJ Q & Flava D – PS
10. Champion feat Serious One – Listen Da Bass
11. KANDY – I Don’t Need You Anymore
12. Slander & NGHTMRE – Warning (Ghastly Remix) 
13. RL Grime feat Big Sean – Kingpin (Wuki Remix) 
14. Stoltenhoff – Lick It Lick It (Tech Booty Mix) 
15. Wuki – FRONT2BACK2FRONT
16. Ghastly & Dirty Doses – Shock Value
17. Wuki – Get Down
18. Jakwob – Footwork
—  ID – ID
—  Rhythm Control – My House (Acapella) 
19. K.W. Griff feat Pork Chop – Bring In The Katz

The mix is good, right up my alley! This is Tommie Sunshine’s finest mix. It’s good to see a few names in this mix like DJ Q, Trilla, Tiga and more. Never heard of Wuki or Jakwob before, but it’s never too late to hallucinate, eh?

After hearing the mix entirely, I’ve noticed one thing: Tommie does play excellent tunes time and time again. Never a dull moment with this man. And he has composed an excellent mix, but the track that made me move the most, is the first track. ‘America’ by Funkin Matt. I’ve never heard such a fine tune before, I’ve got goosebumps going down my spine time and time again! Even though I’ve never been to America before (too darn pricey), it’s like Funkin Matt is inviting me to come over. Come over and dance the night away. Probably the best tune of 2015 (so far, still many months to go).

Let’s not underestimate the other tracks, they are wicked too (like DJ Q’s track, brilliant stuff), but not as good as the opening track.

A fantastic mix, and I think that Dancing Astronaut have asked the right guy to make their 150th guest mix. No one else than Tommie Sunshine can produce such a wonderful, euphoric, exciting, beautiful and sexy mix. You can tell me that during this mix you didn’t move your body at all. This mix is so damn good, it’s time for people to notice the underlining message: music can create peace, and Tommie Sunshine behind the decks the result is what we all want: to dance the night away and to forget our worries. This mix is beautifully composed, and nicely balanced. With all the worries on God’s given Earth, there’s one thing you can do: sit back, press play and let Tommie Sunshine take you to euphoria.

Nothing can beat this excellent and magnificent mix. If God would come back to Earth and stand behind the decks for a single hour, he would come up with the same mix. Does that mean Tommie Sunshine is God? Well, he has got the long hair….. who knows?

Sadly not downloadable, but still worth a listen or 2. Or 3. Or more.

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Retro & Nition Present The 4×4 Skank & Vibes Volume 1 (2015)

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DJs: Retro & Nition
Genre/Style: Organ House, Speed Garage, Deep House, Tech House, Bassline
Mix Info: The 4×4 Skank & Vibes Volume 1
Length Mix: 01:15:19
Tracks: 17 (seventeen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 172 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: ——-

More new music for you all to embrace. A brand new mix was sent to me the other day via Facebook, and it’s a  new mix made by DJ Retro and Nition, and it’s called ‘The 4×4 Skank & Vibes Volume 1′. You should really give this one a go, seeing as it’s a good one, judging the mix and the tracklist. It’s filled with 17 bangers, and were carefully mixed by Retro & Nition. Worth a download, to be honest.

This isn’t the first time I’ve reviewed a Nition mix, but I can’t remember if I had the honour of reviewing a Retro mix before. The previous website got deleted, and the reviews have disappeared completely. So sorry if I’m not sure, but at least I’m listening and reviewing this mix right now, eh?

The mix is jam packed with a lot of Organ House/Speed Garage/Deep House/Tech House/Bassline tunes, and the feeling you get when the mix is playing, is of pure bliss. Nothing can change your mood, this is really a good mix, the tunes they’ve selected are all good, even the ‘Call Me Maybe’ remix. I know it’s the world’s most annoying song, but this version makes the song acceptable. Curious yet? You want to see the tracklist?

tracklist

01. Sallis – Soundboy
02. JG feat K Dot – Off Wi Their Head (New Skool Remix) 
03. Retro & Nition – Its Your World (Bassline Remix) 
04. SKL Production feat Carly Rae Jepson – Call Me Maybe (Bassline Remix) 
05. Chronicle – All The Things (DJ Nition Special) 
06. Retro & Nition – Gecko (Bassline Remix) 
07. DJ Zeesh – Tight Up Skirt (Bassline Remix) 
08. Nastee Boi – Back II Life
09. Retro & Nition – Full Attention
10. Mystery – Incredible
11. Nastee Boi – Save It
12. Krissi B – Grrrrrr
13. TRC – I Just (Dub)
14. Chronicle – I Feel You (DJ Nition Special) 
15. Nay Nay – Im On It VIP
16. Retro & Nition – Never Say Never
17. Nastee Boi feat MC Bonez – Roll Like That

See, I told you that the tracklist does look gorgeous. It’s nice to see and hear their own productions and remixes in it aswel, and before you all get hyped up too much, you should press play and download it at the same time.

The mix is rather excellent, and even though there are a couple of small errors (mixing into the next track does go slightly bonkers sometimes), it’s a good mix. A nice and calm mix, one mix you really should embrace.

The best track in this mix? Oh, that’s a difficult one, but I have to choose ‘Never Say Never’. Such a wicked track, good vocals, nicely balanced track by Retro & Nition. They are on fire.

A solid mix, with excellent tracks in it. Carefully selected by Retro & Nition. A good first instalment, can’t wait for the second instalment.

Damn, I can’t get ‘Call Me Maybe’ out of my head. Arrrrghhh.

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