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kalidarkone

Bringing YOU round.....
I went to the rupture 12 th bday party in Corsica studios in Nov and had an amazing time- much more mature crowd then in Bristol....not full of kidz snorting coke and ket....:facepalm:
Anyway still working my way through the dnb girls podcast and here are my two favourite podcasts atm, specially blown away by sistym from Perth ...sounds a bit liquids and mainstream at first....but after a few minutes it ....well I think it's sublime.:)
Listen to DnB Girls Podcast #15 - SISTYM by DnB Girls #np on #SoundCloud

Listen to DnB Girls Podcast #02 - Iris & Jams by DnB Girls #np on #SoundCloud
 

ska invita

back on the other side
Shock horror I really like a tune by Taxman - maybe unfairly ive had him down as jsut making pretty dumbstep jump up, and this is still pretty balls out but so many little ideas and things going on in this (listening on headphones)...and goes in different directions - little 94 omi trio-esque drum break section in the middle - mood change after mood change, but it all holds together...interesting record, deep and banging too - higher level production - played it about 5 times now just to take it all in

(eta: the rest of the ep is more traditional taxman tbh)
 

ska invita

back on the other side
Did a little dnb mix, including some hot off the press tunes and some from the last year and a bit ... going across the spectrum, starting melodic and upfull, moving on to some jungle rollers, a couple of rave-inflected cuts, and finishing off on some upfront-but-idea-filled bangers.

Across the Spectrum DnB Mix

Makoto - Fancy Free
Locksmith - Jah Seh
Phase 2 - My Dearest Darling
Rowpieces - The Love Connection
Nookie - 7th Dread
Joakuim - Jungle Power
Bou - Poison
Saxxon - Rollcall VIP
Dr S Gachet, Heist - Remember The Roller (Heist Remix)
A Sides - Edge
Total Science & Break - Big Time Winners
Dawn Raid - Make Me Move
Vital - Real Shit
Command Strange - Mad Flava
Benny L - Just Swing
Taxman - Magnetic
Current Value - City Syndrome

Download link and what not
Mikus Musik: Across the Spectrum DnB Mix
 

rutabowa

LOSE IT
I put this on the "hardcore drum and bass" thread but it probably belongs here more. New Leicester label "Grade 10", putting out kind of retro mid 90s amen rollers... lot of nice warm synths, tearing beats. Also they do some more experimental ambient synth wash type stuff. There are some big choonz in their discoghraphy already. Thing they have a shop too, and a bit of a local scene, which is nice to see.
 

sankara

Well-Known Member
Shock horror I really like a tune by Taxman - maybe unfairly ive had him down as jsut making pretty dumbstep jump up, and this is still pretty balls out but so many little ideas and things going on in this (listening on headphones)...and goes in different directions - little 94 omi trio-esque drum break section in the middle - mood change after mood change, but it all holds together...interesting record, deep and banging too - higher level production - played it about 5 times now just to take it all in

(eta: the rest of the ep is more traditional taxman tbh)
I think it was easy to assume that jump up was shit for so long as all of the tunes just sounded like a best attempt at sounding like Twisted Individual circa 2004. The jump up scene finally got over that sound about 4 years ago. The different producers may have been honing a very specific sound but that's not to say there isn't any skill involved in making it sound like that. I find it so strange that there isn't a comparable scene anywhere insofar as it is massive in the UK but no one gives a fuck about it internationally!
 

ska invita

back on the other side
I think it was easy to assume that jump up was shit for so long as all of the tunes just sounded like a best attempt at sounding like Twisted Individual circa 2004. The jump up scene finally got over that sound about 4 years ago. The different producers may have been honing a very specific sound but that's not to say there isn't any skill involved in making it sound like that. I find it so strange that there isn't a comparable scene anywhere insofar as it is massive in the UK but no one gives a fuck about it internationally!
I've always rated skillful producers even if I didn't like the tunes, but I think you're right the excesses of jump up are probably behind us.

I like where the scene is at on the whole... Still plenty of fodder and I'll never like the neuro thing, but I can happily sit through pretty much any set of new tunes on Kool these days... That wasn't the case a few years back.

Tbf dnb has always been a UK thing, and apart from the odd exception I don't really rate most of the euro and us producers.... To me they're doing it wrong!
 

sankara

Well-Known Member
I've always rated skillful producers even if I didn't like the tunes, but I think you're right the excesses of jump up are probably behind us.

I like where the scene is at on the whole... Still plenty of fodder and I'll never like the neuro thing, but I can happily sit through pretty much any set of new tunes on Kool these days... That wasn't the case a few years back.

Tbf dnb has always been a UK thing, and apart from the odd exception I don't really rate most of the euro and us producers.... To me they're doing it wrong!
Yep agree with you about the scene generally, maybe because of when I started going out raving (in the late 90s) and I was at the back end of the period when the UK hardcore scene could all be played in the same room - ie hh and jungle/dnb - I’m used to the idea of it all being one scene that is intertwined. I sort of still see garage, grime and dubstep and the various offshoots as the same thing too. It’s one of the things I loved about it as opposed to house and techno splintering off into loads of self-contained sub-genres.

I disagree about seeing it as a uk scene only. Yes, the UK is definitely the home but I remember being really excited when Marky first came to the uk. Since then there have been loads of excellent producers and labels to come from elsewhere.
 

sankara

Well-Known Member
Did a little dnb mix, including some hot off the press tunes and some from the last year and a bit ... going across the spectrum, starting melodic and upfull, moving on to some jungle rollers, a couple of rave-inflected cuts, and finishing off on some upfront-but-idea-filled bangers.

Across the Spectrum DnB Mix

Makoto - Fancy Free
Locksmith - Jah Seh
Phase 2 - My Dearest Darling
Rowpieces - The Love Connection
Nookie - 7th Dread
Joakuim - Jungle Power
Bou - Poison
Saxxon - Rollcall VIP
Dr S Gachet, Heist - Remember The Roller (Heist Remix)
A Sides - Edge
Total Science & Break - Big Time Winners
Dawn Raid - Make Me Move
Vital - Real Shit
Command Strange - Mad Flava
Benny L - Just Swing
Taxman - Magnetic
Current Value - City Syndrome

Download link and what not
Mikus Musik: Across the Spectrum DnB Mix
Great mix btw
 

ska invita

back on the other side
Yep agree with you about the scene generally, maybe because of when I started going out raving (in the late 90s) and I was at the back end of the period when the UK hardcore scene could all be played in the same room - ie hh and jungle/dnb - I’m used to the idea of it all being one scene that is intertwined. I sort of still see garage, grime and dubstep and the various offshoots as the same thing too. It’s one of the things I loved about it as opposed to house and techno splintering off into loads of self-contained sub-genres.

I disagree about seeing it as a uk scene only. Yes, the UK is definitely the home but I remember being really excited when Marky first came to the uk. Since then there have been loads of excellent producers and labels to come from elsewhere.
Good point about Brazil which more than any other country gets it right I think... But the Belgian German polish russian axis is pretty disappointing so far, for my tastes. US getting better but still not quite there Ithink.
There are exceptions to all of that though.

Haven't heard any Southern European dnb though? Or French.
 

sankara

Well-Known Member
Of all of the countries you mentioned, the Russians probably have more going on than the others. Apparently it’s massive out there and there’s loads of pop dnb in the charts. The bigger names like Enei and Eastcolors sound much the same as the others but it seemed that 10 years ago there was very much a “russian sound” that felt quite fresh:
 

The_Reverend_M

More bass, vicar?
Did a little dnb mix, including some hot off the press tunes and some from the last year and a bit ... going across the spectrum, starting melodic and upfull, moving on to some jungle rollers, a couple of rave-inflected cuts, and finishing off on some upfront-but-idea-filled bangers.

Across the Spectrum DnB Mix

Makoto - Fancy Free
Locksmith - Jah Seh
Phase 2 - My Dearest Darling
Rowpieces - The Love Connection
Nookie - 7th Dread
Joakuim - Jungle Power
Bou - Poison
Saxxon - Rollcall VIP
Dr S Gachet, Heist - Remember The Roller (Heist Remix)
A Sides - Edge
Total Science & Break - Big Time Winners
Dawn Raid - Make Me Move
Vital - Real Shit
Command Strange - Mad Flava
Benny L - Just Swing
Taxman - Magnetic
Current Value - City Syndrome

Download link and what not
Mikus Musik: Across the Spectrum DnB Mix
Listening now - nicely done! :)
 
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