I was sitting in my chair when I first played Krissi B’s tune, “I want U”, that just came out on Kiosk. By the end of the song though, I was up dancing. This tune is ON POINT. And once the the 2-step garage remix started playing there was just no sitting down afterwards.
In all seriousness, the original version can certainly stand on its own two feet. With superb vocals by Laura Lou, it’s one of those tunes that makes you want to grab a friend and shake it on the dancefloor. The 2-step remix is outstanding. Krissi B takes you back to those the early days but still manages to keep it sounding fresh as fuck. Great job all around here on this one…. I highly recommend this for your party nights.
By the way, the Kiosk label is an interesting one. Within about 5 clicks on their website I heard dubstep, garage, hardcore (yes I mean like the bang! bang! bang! kind), footwork and I don’t know what else. Its all over the map. I kind of dig it!
Krissi B – I Want U is OUT NOW through Juno Records.
Something happened in my world this week and I think it’s pretty damn cool.
An old friend of mine from Dallas, Thomas Meyer, decided he wanted to try and map out the rather rich history of dance music in Dallas which dates back to the 80s. While he began compiling that information a Facebook group, Dallas Electronic History, quickly spawned to help crowd source a lot of the data. In no time more than a thousand people joined and began sharing information. People began uploading flyers, sharing photos, listing promoters, events, and correcting event locations…all of it happening organically.
Soon someone suggested that we start compiling a lot of the DJ sets from Dallas DJs and DJs that might’ve played in Dallas over the years, so one our SB family, Bill, jumped at the chance to create an audio archive. Thus DFW Rave Audio was born. It’s only been up for a few days and I expect it to grow and evolve exponentially over the next few months.
Check it out and grab some free music from Dallas’ history.
I know this is several months old, but it’s rare to find a semi-current mix from Voyager and with his new release out on Tempo I thought it deserved a post. The mix itself is pure atmospheric bliss.
1. I was born in the galaxy of your eyes – Blok One (Okee remix)
2. Reawakened – Theis
3. Dangerous Days – Seba
4. Imaginary Skies – Escheton (Pete Voyager remix)
5. High Rise – Tim Reaper
6. Elevate – Thesis
7. If I don’t know – Switch
8. Wilderness- Calibre (feat Steo)
9. One with the Universe – Blok One and Rainforest
10.Never let you go – Seba (Blu Mar Ten remix)
11.Equinox – Okee feat Parhelia + Kicbea
12.Close to me – Calibre
13.A box of Memories – Blok One
14.Into the distance – Okee feat Self Definition
15.Taiga – PRPLX
16.F.A.Q’s – Pete Voyager
17. LuvBloved – Pete Voyager
The amazing dnb dutchman known to you all as Lenzman has just released a straight fire mix that was for Friction’s guest mix on Radio 1. It is a sweet 30 minute mix to get you loose and ready for a night out or just something you want to groove to. Lenzman is someone I always keep an eye on, quality is all you hear from this man. Tracklist also below. ENJOY!!
Lenzman & FD – Joanie’s Theme (Metalheadz)
Submorphics – Higher Ground (feat. T.R.A.C.) (Liquid V)
Amy Steele – Eyes On You (SpectraSoul Remix) (Coleteel Music Group)
Lenzman – Paper Faces (feat. Martyna Baker) (Metalheadz)
Tokyo Prose – Untitled (Samurai Music)
Ivy Lab & Hydro – Make It Clear (feat. Frank Carter III & Lucy Annika) (Metalheadz)
Amaning – Satin Keys (SGN:LTD)
Lenzman – Ever So Slightly (Artificial Intelligence Remix) (Integral)
SpectraSoul – Hearts (Shogun Audio)
Anile – Custom Dancer (Innerground)
Jubei – Tip The Scales (feat. Marcus Intalex & DRS) (Metalheadz)
Makoto – Golden Girl (feat. MC Conrad) (Lenzman VIP) (Good Looking)
Lots and lots to do!
Evolution Of The Giraffe LP – Diffrent Records – OUT NOW
First up this month is Diffrent Music’s “Evolution of the Giraffe” LP, featuring a slew of artists we’ve talked about before including Dominic Ridgeway, Arkaik, and Mtwn. The Diffrent crew cheekily call compilation GiraffeStep, but it really covers a wide spectrum of varying drum & bass styles from minimal to neuro to atmospheric.
Voyager – FAQ – Tempo Records – OUT NOW
The mighty, mighty Voyager (aka Pete Parsons) has returned and he’s gone full bore into amen driven atmospheric drum & bass with this release on Tempo Records. Mr. Parsons is best known for his Hypersleep tune (the one with the Aliens sample) and his work on Lucky Spin and DeeJay Recordings. These are the first fully length releases from him in some time so we’ll step back and let Mr. Parsons describe these tunes himself:
“”All 3 of these tracks where written after I lost my dad earlier in 2013. “F.A.Q” is about a sense of wonderment, and inspired by a documentary I saw on some deep research on the origin of DNA, we all ask ourselves questions at some point, hence the, “Who are we, where do we come from” samples. “LuvBLoved” is a very special track for me, as it was the first thing I did after returning home after spending the last few months with my dad. The title was borrowed from an old Frank Sinatra song, which dad used at the end of something he wrote to me, which was: “One of the most important things in life, is to love and be loved”. “Big Picture” can best be described as orchestral/cinematic melancholia”.
Free Tune Alert!
Nian Dub – Black Eye – NB Audio – FREE!
It’s rare that I’m able to offer up a freebie in my Beats and Pieces columns, but NB Audio are giving away “Black Eye” from Nian Dub to showcase his forthcoming EP, “Aftermath” due out in 2014. He’s also done a full length promo mix available HERE if you want a bit more from NB Audio crew.
Seba – SecOps020 – Out ???
Uh-oh! Seba’s quietly uploaded a five minute teaser for his upcoming EP on Secret Operations, due out in early 2014. Gonna be big!
Phil Tanget/PennyGiles – We Don’t Talk Anymore/Stories Untold – IM:LTD – OUT NOW
Last, but most certainly not least, is the latest from IM:LTD. This time we have a couple of rugged rollers from Pennygiles and Phil Tangent. Mr. Tangent’s “We Don’t Talk Anymore” reminds me of an impending breakup with a girl you don’t really care for, but just haven’t gotten around to doing it yet. Pennygiles tune, “Stories Untold,” is on the slightly smoother side. This is the tune you play the girl you still want to be friends with after the break-up.
Metalheadz are giving away “On The House” from Mikal to promote his forthcoming EP, “Immaterial” due out on December 16th.
Click ‘like’ on the Facebook page to get the download link.
And just so you don’t leave empty handed in the audio department, here’s a freshly uploaded 30 minute promo mix from Mikal.
1. Mako – A Break From Ritual
2. Jubei & Goldie – The Prayer
3. Incognito – Beneath The Surface
4. SB81 – Dancer In The Dark
5. Mikal & Nymfo – Clear
6. Jubei – Paloma
7. KAI – Clamped
8. Detail & Linden – Fringe Demand
9. Mikal & Break – Status Low
10. DLR – Bridge The Gap
11. Villem, Mcleod & Durban – Clutz
12. Mikal – Headbanger
13. Incognito – Get In Line
14. Klax – Vendetta
Some of the 626 Soul crew got together for a mini-reunion show last Friday at Plush in Austin to bang out a bit of house.
Friend to SB and Warm Comm’s boss, EHL, does a big freebie drum & bass mix.
Also, Mako’s “A Break From Ritual / What A Little Moonlight Can Do” (WARM027) was released yesterday. Grab your copy now.
Naibu – Just Like You [Horizons]
Rockwell – The Rain [Shogun Audio]
Hydro, War & Mateba – Entropy [Dispatch]
Overlook – Glass [Samurai Music]
Stray – The Pursuit [Warm Communications]
Overlook – Three Shards [Narratives Music]
Paradox – Scorpius [Samurai Red Seal]
Homemade Weapons & Gremlinz – Ruff Age VIP [Architecture]
Seba – What’s Your Fantasy [Secret Operations]
Reza & Gremlinz – Thaw 
Unknown – Unknown [Warm Communications]
Jon Convex – With You (Kid Drama Remix) [Convex Industries]
Kid Drama – What Do You See [Exit]
Synth Sense – Trapped Within The Circuit [Auxiliary]
SB81 – Dancer In The Dark [Metalheadz]
Moresounds – Blood [Astrophonica]
Unknown – Unknown [Warm Communications]
Mako – What A Little Moonlight Can Do [Warm Communications]
I’m going to keep this real short…Hybrid Minds’ LP “Mountains” is on my brief list for album of the year. Make sure you pay special attention to “Broken”, “Ascent”, “Halcyon”, and “Starlet” because they’re big.
Mountains will be released December 1st on Spearhead Records.
I missed this a few months ago, but dBridge and the Exist Records crew had a “10 years of Exit” showcase at Sun & Bass 2013 in Sardinia earlier this year. The sets were broadcast life on Bassdrive and then later uploaded for download. I saved the link, but forgot about it until just now. Thankfully they’re still up and available for now.
Make sure you RIGHT CLICK, SAVE AS!
SUNANDBASS 2013 – 10 years of EXIT – D Bridge.mp3
SUNANDBASS 2013 – 10 years of EXIT – Double U.mp3
SUNANDBASS 2013 – 10 years of EXIT – Loxy.mp3
SUNANDBASS 2013 – 10 years of EXIT – Skeptical.mp3
SUNANDBASS 2013 – 10 years of EXIT – Synkro.mp3
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