SoS Mixcast – Dec 2015

The December Signals of Sound Mixcast is an extension of a small mix I originally compiled in dedication to a particular Sunday morning in December.

Two pieces from the new Akuratyde EP feature in this initial, mellower, first section. These two new pieces are joined by Bop and Else’s recent collaboration, Lucid Dreaming. Other tracks in this initial foray have been around for some time but I complemented the mood well. With Etherwoods new LP – Blue Leaves, released recently and form my perspective, certainly representing a shift in the Med School students style, I wanted to bring forth an example of sound of his past work. Unfolding still holds strong with me, a serenely ethereal piece, combining light, playful keys with a wonderfully warm kick bassline.

Moving through from Frederic Robinsons playful 4 Melo and into the deep warmth on Rowpieces – An Intense Moment I’ve sought to up the pace…

Blu Mar Ten – Somewhere (feat. Agne Genyte)

Opening track from the Famous Lost Words LP, which everybody should own. To visualise this piece is to imagine Agne Genyte vocals floating as wind over the crystal clear waters of the soundscape. Gentle piano and sax melody grazes the surface, whlist a moresit open cymbal ride intermittently announces itself

London Electricity – Drop Ship

From his new album – Are we there yet, Tony Coleman aka London Elektricity blends meloncolic keys with a chunkly bassline and furious open light cymbals.

Turno – Roald Dahl

The deeper, restrained side of Turno was demonstrated on this one of four from the Badman Nah Beg Fren’ EP. This piece really has the edge thanks to some classy percussion elements and a deep rolling bassline.

Royalston – Shield Breaker

From the new LP – People On The Ground. Won’t normally shout out for this sound but the drive is strong on this one, just inspiring the primal movement in me.

DJ Sly feat Bassline – Quarter Pounder Bass (Serem Remix)

No holds barred dirty sub-bass roller. Just a joy to mix into and full of that primal energy brought through by the craft. Shivers.

Cause 4 Concern – Soul > Blokehe4d & Gridlock – Dumptruck

I went back in time at this point and pulled out on of the old Cause for Concern plastics. Souls fast pace bass flex. Still locked into the past we moved to Dumptruck another rapid repetition heavy piece, with some chunky bass lines and shameless energy.

dRamatic – Dogs on Redbull

Tempo Reconds dRamatic B-Side has an early locked down and serious dnb feel to it whilst still remaining essential for the party, which was pleasant.

Riya – I Never Knew feat. Villem & McLeod

From the recent sublimation LP, Never Knew is a smooth and gently wistful piece. From an album all must get their ears on.

Command Strange – Desire ft. Fats

A blissful joining of minds. Command Strange keeps it soulful and jazzy drenched whilst Fats laments about finding that rare someone 😉

FD – Ambra

From the debut EP from SunandBass Recordings, FD dedicates this piece to a club on the island of Sardina which is very important to the dnb community for one week a year in Sept. Distant gently piano is puncuted by an intermittent bassline rip on this atmospheric piece.

Madcap – Coming Your Way

A very special release. The beat opens wrapped in layers before breaking through on some hypnotic jump up bassline before becoming all wrapped up again. Goodtimes on this.

London Elektricity – Telefunken Lizard Filter

Another from the recent London Electricity LP – Are We There Yet. Sublime, Melodic piece, making full effect of Tony Steinway Piano and a wonderful closer to the album

And this mix 😉

Full Track listing

Akuratyde – Embrace
Furi Anga – Rainbows
Etherwood – Unfolding
Bop – Lucid Dreaming Ft. Else
Eraser – Inside
Akuratyde – Time Left Behind ft. Eusebeia
Lung – Open Palms ft. Phaeleh & Racheal K Collier
Frederic Robinson – 4 Melo
Rowpieces – An Intense Moment
Blu Mar Ten – Somewhere
London Elektricity – Drop Ship
Turno – Roald Dahl
Posij – Shieldbreaker
DJ Sly feat Bassline – Quarter Pounder Bass (Serem Remix)
Cause 4 Concern – Soul
Blokehe4d & Gridlock – Dumptruck
dRamatic – Dogs on Redbull
Riya – I Never Knew feat. Villem & McLeod
Command Strange – Desire ft. Fats
FD – Ambra
Madcap – Coming Your Way
London Elektricity – Telefunken Lizard Filter

 

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