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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 💯 release and new (ish) LP’s from Mr Joseph and Naibu.  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

Nuage – Prints of You – The Remixes EP

I’d like to think that the Nuage Remixes from Blu Mar Ten, The Levels, Bop and Nuage, for the Prints of You, will ensure eargasm

Nuage – Colors (Blu Mar Ten Remix)

First up on the agenda is the Blu Mar Ten remix of Colors, a rushing roller injected with plenty of the BMT’s, deep bassline brush work.

Nuage – Waterfalls (Nuage Remix)

Blissful chimes and crunchy shuffling drum patterns flow through this piece of ear medicine. Nuage makes some magic through sample laying and ensures all is underpinned by a deep down bassline.

Nuage – Overseas (Bop Remix)

Bop on the remix of Overseas is a joy. Classic Bop glitch and bass work makes for a sublime experience.

Nuage – Shining (The Levels)

The Levels remix of Shining features undulating synth and a pure appreciate for the Veronique J vocal musings. Beatification!

Anile & Blu Mar Ten – Lyssakses (10 Years of MedSchool)

Time fast approaches for the 10 years of Med School Album (dropping 1st of April but pre order is open on this album, which you won’t regret splashing out the cost of 3 pints on 😉 – https://medschoolmusic.lnk.to/TenYearsSo). For now I’m going to take the time to pull your attention to just one of the tracks featured on this anticipated release.

On Lyssakses Anile and Blu Mar Ten merge their styling’s to create a thoroughly deep, roller. Vocals, drum patterns, light ethereal keys and rounded, submersive bassline conspire together, pressuring the listener to close eyes and leave regular existence behind.

SAAL – Signs (Blu Mar Ten remix)

Deep, Dark atmospherics are driven by strong, menacing kicks on Blu Mar Tens remix of SAAL – Signs. Throughout the piece, vocal snips pepper over, whilst a deliciously sinister bassline weaves in and out the soundscape. Blu Mar Ten would also like to add that – ‘There are very strong scientific links between boot cut jeans & everything negative in this world’ and that ladies promoting the wearing of such items should not be allowed to vote.

Signals of Sound – May 2015 (SoS)

Includes

Ivy Lab – Make it Clear Feat. Frank Carter III & Lucy Annika

Make it Clear is a wonderfully deep and soulful piece of Drum and Bass.  The combination of Frank and Lucy’s vocals drawing the listener into the vibe.  Always keep an eye out for Ivy Lab piece.

Sunchase and Blumarten – Kolo

Kolo is the product of a pleasant combination between to serious outfits.  A thoughtful piece, Kolo features sounds from both, a light crisp snare and some pattering drum work is accompanied by a pleasant Blu Mar Ten Bassline (just a guess).  For me it’s the shy snyth patterns and signals that make this track.

Survival – In Two Minds (feat. Christina Nicola)

The first track on Survival – Unreleased album (DISUSB001) USB. A laid back whimsical groove. Christina’s delicate vocals play the main role in this piece whilst a light clap beat peppers a warm bassline.

Microfunk Crew – Alarm Clock

Some strong synth layering washes over this chilled piece, whilst glitchy beats patter through a constant metronome pulse. Purchase – on New Blood 014 / Med School

Marso & Gala – Promise

This recent release from BMT music brings the sound of new Russian duo Marso & Gala into the mix.  A glitched beat piece, Promise layers up strongly with light synths, soft bells and mysterious vocals.  All underpinned by a deep, driving bassline. Purchase – http://www.blumarten.com/store/

Traid – Catharsis

Traid has created a deep intelligent piece, featuring a fresh (purified) sounding bassline suitable to the tracks title. Anyone who has been to Sun and Bass will know that it’s an exercise in Catharsis

Catharsis – Purification and purgation of emotions—through art or any extreme change in emotion that results in renewal and restoration.

From the sunandbass compilation album (Purchase – https://pro.beatport.com/release/sunandbass-10-years-selection/1205867 ) Triad

Miguel Ayala – The Punisher

Dug this out of the dusty stack.  The Punisher features on the xxx Album from .  Love the deep, raw nature of this little roller and there’s more than a hint of funk in that bassline.  Introed with piano keys before switching real low and adding some nice growl to the sub-bass.  Really love the metallic snares on this piece.

Ivy Lab & Hydro / Make it Clear Sunchase and Blu Mar Ten / Kolo Survival / In Two Minds (feat. Christina Nicola) MicroFunck Crew / Alarm Clock Marso and Gaia / Promise Traid / Catharsis Miguel Ayala / The Punisher Blu Mar Ten / Hunter (Conduct Remix) Mutated Forms / Crowlin Sunchase / Thing Digital / Maintain Paul SG & Tayla / Destination Unknown Utah Jazz / In The Mix Actraiser / Strange New Worlds S.P.Y / Stardust LTJ Bukem / Music (Technicolor 12″ Rework)

BluMarTen – Hunter  (Conduct remix)

This track features some of the original bad arseness of Hunter but is full of serene layers hits and a moreish sub-bass line, yum.  Despite this there’s a special edge to this remix, which never quite makes you feel safe.

Crowlin – Mutated Forms

One of the earlier releases for on the BMTM imprint, Crowlin has a quality which is hard to pin down.  The drum work is crisp and powerful whilst the bassline is constantly fighting to escape it’s confines, as if it could exist without the devices used to create it.

Sunchase – Thing (Hospital)

One of four exceptional pieces from the, Sunchase – Truths EP. Thing is a deep lowkey piece featuring some nice vocal pitch shifting creating a cheeky impish vibe

Digital, Audio Habitat & Mad Vibes – Maintain (Dispatch)

On the B side of Digitals – Red Alert release on Dispatch.  This collab has some wonderful low-fi work on this and a classic Dub drenched baseline meant this was a must have purchase – Dispatch are having a cracking time at the moment on their limited releases. Grab whilst you can.

Dispatch store (early vinyl with free wavs + free stickers / digital): https://www.dispatchrecordings.com/product/dis089-digital-digital-audio-habitat-mad-vibes-red-alert-a-message-maintain/

Paul SG & Tayla – Destination Unknown

From the Paul SG back catalogue.  Whilst investigating the recent Jazzassins work ‘The Chalet’ I did a bit of digging around in the Paul SG achieves.  Destination Unknown is a sublime little roller, pacey and hypnotic packed with jazz and soul hits.

Utah Jazz – In the Mix

Digging through the stack for a convenient move, it was clearly time for some Utah Jazz so on went this frantic roller from the early 2000’s.  Quite a strong bassline on this piece deserves more airtime 😉

Actraiser / Strange New Worlds

Moved into amen break territory with this one.  XXX packs a punch on all levels, ricocheting snares rush through dreamy layers all under pinned by a persistent rumble of a bassline

S.P.Y – Stardust

From the Back to Basics double album, Stardusts orchestral movements and drum work pull all the right strings, helping to elevate the listener without the usual gratuitous tactics used in some of the drum and bass we hear today.  Movements like this on the dancefloor are always special.

Music – LTJ Bukem (Technicolor Rework)

A masterful reworking of LTJ Bukem’s classic.  Technicolor brings forth a mighty bassline for this respectful reworking.  It was starting to listen to Technicolor which brought me back into listening to DnB again after a hiatus between 2006 and 2011, for which I’m forever in dept.