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SoS – Feb 2017

Selections for February 2017. Blessed by new releases from SpectralSoul and the amazing Fade Away (EP), tracks form The Total Science – Turn Around EP on C.I.A and SCARS – Veiled Threats EP (Dispatch). Personal fanboy picks from the new Lenzman EP – Earth Tones and the new ‘I Will’ EP from DRS on Soul:r are present. There’s also a few picks from the Dispatch πŸ’― release and new (ish) LP’s from Mr Joseph and Naibu.Β  A steady build in the mix for this one, soul upfront and danger for dessert 🍨

Tracklisting

Mr Joesph – Intro (Inner Haze LP)

Lenzman feat. IAMDDB – In my Mind (Reprise)

Sense MC – Tomorrow

Naibu – Les Soirees

Total Science – Turn Around

The Vanguard Project – Spirals

Mr Joesph – Last Train Home (Feat Katie White)

Total Science and Riya – Walk the same lines (Calibre Remix)

Break – Headway

DRS fear Calibre – This ain’t love

Lenzman and Steo – Walk on by

SpectralSoul – Second Chance

Need for Mirrors and Phil Tangent – Residue

Blumarten feat Robert Manos – Keep it Together

Marcus Intalex – Stark

Mutt – Dublites (Dbridge Remix)

Serum, Paul T and Edward Oberon – Take my breath away

Spectrasoul – Fade Away

SCAR – Waves

DLR – Wasting Time

Mr Joesph – Same Mistakes feat Andy Scopes

Lenzman and Jubei – Park Hill

Teebee

SoS – Mixitup2016 entry – dubzoo.com

I thought it was nicely poetic that my selection entry to the dubzoo.com 2016 mix should be opened up with a (very loose) Panda reference and one of my instant likes from Conducts new LP – Borderlands, Grand Panjadrum on BMTM. Panja almost sounds like Panda, right?

Conducts – Panjadrum is a wonderfully haunting yet uplifting piece, released as part of the duos Borderlands LP, on BMTM (http://www.blumarten.com/product/conduct-borderlands-lp/). Guitars play over a BIG lazy kick drum which takes its time through.Β  Yes, I did get teary to this, first time.Β  Moving on and the head nod to BMTM continues with the Mellow soundscape and solid beats of Blu Mar Ten – 5 Summers followed by Frederic Robinsons take on Keenos – Nocturne.

With the scene set its time for some jazzy rollers from Roy Green and Protones – Freshy > Serem – Goldilocks > Macca & Los Contreras – Love and Skeletone – Make it Move. There’s some romance for sure in that pacy little furore, followed up by a truly great new relese form The Vanguard Project – Want You Back and the Jazz rusher from Paul Su – This is Jazz.

Here, the mix selection transitions for some deepness. Leading the charge is Alix Perez – Maiden, with some loving vocal work and sweet crunchy percussion. A steady bass melody steps through at ease to create a thoroughly laid back Ballard type piece. The pace and vibe is brought back further with Oaks – Untitled 09 and into the dark business that is the collab between Ailx Perez and Skeptical – Elephant Dreams.Β  The deep intensity continues through Aldred – Just a Moment into the thoroughly deep piece from Philth – Earth.Β  Earth is full of wistful emotion, with a strong element of mournfulness, captured in the synth melody and slow rise and fall of orchestral notes.

A short uplift on Logistics – Okiwa is proceeded by another Alix Perez track – Recall and Reflect, a deeply sexy piece in his EP of the same name for Exit Records. The soundscape is then blessed with the wonderfully dub drenched collab form Digital, Audio Habitat & Mad Vibes – Maintain and through into G.H.O.S.T’s rugged beat driven piece – One.

At the end now and Frederic Robinson returns to give Royalstons – Jungle Gone Down his trademark treatment before the mix ends on the uplifting spiritualism of The Vanguard Projects – All that I Need (feat Pat Fuggoni)

SoS – June 2016

June in the UK! Quite some heartbreak probably impacted this selection. It all kicks off positive though. The playful xylophone of Artificial Intelligences – Rizon lifts spirits before the brooding tone of the mix begins. I recently went on a G.H.O.S.T shopping spree so expect this to be present. More ‘look back’ actions meant that I had a glimpse into Alix Perez’s back catalogue and found myself collecting some missed Exit Records.

After this first 10 mins we find ourselves in the midst of a sublime Calibre piece – Under Bars . The warm bassline and light piano of this piece leads nicely into the deep minimalist textures of Pennygiles – Lie Through Me before the mix lifts into a triad of jazz rollers from The Vanguard Project, Big Bud and Rowpieces.

Following the Rowpieces we sink down nicely into Alix Perez – Recall and Reflect a deeply sexy piece in his EP of the same name for Exit Records. This moves into G.H.O.S.T – Viracohca. Meditative at its core yet with the occasional restrained burst, Viracohca lifts and grounds simultaneously. Up next Bop works through his style on an emotive remix of The Erised – Pray, amplifying some pure romance whilst keeping the overall vibes restrained and mature.

Following that dreamy immersion it’s time to level it all out with some real vibes. Facing Jinx – Drifting I’m not afraid to say, had me in bits when I first heard it. Sorrowful strings weave through and draw into Formiks wistful vocals whilst a steady, full bodied snare is underpinned by a deep rounded bassline. This piece is then moved through into this singles B-side – Back to the Start. Another thoughtful piece requiring your meditation.

Another piece from the excellent Exit Records EP from Alix Perez – Recall and Reflect EP (Losing You) is followed by the Ivy Lab remix of Sleazy Bitch as the mix moves into its final throws. Rushing into a refix of the naughty raw-edged roller from Voltage and Nicky Blackmarkets – Courvoisier Crank and into DLR’s Jungle refix of Q Projects – Champion Sound before finalising the journey with Richie Brains – Voyage, full of old school gestures and stamped with the Exit Records quality mark.

 

SoS – No Script Sunday 06032016

It was all up and down this Sunday. Felt that I needed to get some more ears on London Electricity’s recent album but I apologies for the mushy opening track. I couldn’t resist more Makoto and Asides and took a learning to Riyas album, Sublimination throughout. There’s also a piece form Lenzmans new release on Metalheadz. AS we go through there’s a slow gently relax in pace at the end. Probably needed more coffee at that point.

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 πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ˜‰

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

 

Signals of Sound Nov 2015

The November mix started up off pretty dark but the Soul/Jazz makes a heavy return at the end. Enjoy.

Kicking off with Kimyan Laws variation for Diaymo and moving into Digitals – A Message. Both these tracks are wonderfully challenging. A Message needs some concentrated listening just to feel all the hidden pieces, a great piece. This is followed by some new pieces from Blu Mar Ten, Royalston and Riya, the latter two from these two artists cracking new albums. Philith is particularly welcome for bringing that disgusting vibe on Fall Apart.

The mood switches at this point and smooth-ens with a BMTM b-side from Spirit and a return to the past with a smooth ride form one part of Roni Sizes Reprazent – DJ Suv. At this point the groove is laid out across tracks from Cutworks, Saxxon, Zero T, Need for Mirrors, Krot, Rizla, Tokyo Prose and that wonderful sunshine piece from Bailey – Sugar.

Tracklisting
Kimyan Law – Diaymo VIP
Digital – A Message
SAAL – Signs (Blu Mar Ten Remix)
Royalston – The Warth of Mr Sparkes
Riya and Philth – Fall Apart
Spirit – 107
DJ Suv – Lost Angel
Cutworks – Soulroot
Saxxon – The Only One Feat. Jon Scott
Zero T and Need for Mirrors – Top Shelf feat Spikey Tee
Fizzing fish – Shzirikens Groove
Krot, Rizla – My Only One Feat Meduza
Tokyo Prose – Tell Me
Bailey – Sugar
Looking In (Feat ED:IT) – Without Worry
Dave Owen – Red Sky at Night
Roy Green and Protone – Renaissance
BCEE – Breath In

SoS Aug 2015 – (LSB, DRS, Lenzman, dBridge, Scorpio, Need for Mirrors)

First snippet from the http://www.signalsofsound.com August 2015 Mixcast. Image thanks to – https://instagram.com/heplow/

DRS – The View ft LSB & Tyler Daley

Full of energy with a zen like perfection brought by the wistful vocals of Tyler Daley, LSB’s drum and layer stylings and some craft lyricism from Sir DRS. Wraps the listener up and locks down for a spiritual experience.

Lenzman – Just Can’t Take (feat.DRS) – dBridge Remix

Lenzman gets the dBridge treatment. Brought down low, stripped and retextured with a raw snare and deadly bassline dBridge pays homage to the DRS vocals to fall effect. An effortless lesson in keeping the vibe at its bones. If you fancy the Dub version the Metalheadz have thrown that into the release also.

Scorpio – 26 bass (special mix)

Barebone dance floor ripper with some special little break sections and a big old snare. A combo perfect for some nice primal aggression.

Need 4 Mirrors – Self Portrait

On the b-side Need for Mirrors brings the same vocal hints from Ethos through to another deep down piece. Self Portrait features form playful keys, which patter across and through the piece as it progressives through in an intelligent manner.