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The missus and I would be at Sun & Bass now, which is a very special occasion for us every year. This mix captures the vibe, we´re missing so very much.

„If Corona hadn´t happened …“ is the most frequently heard sentence this summer. By and large this playlist was my first set to play in front of a live audience after the longest pause in over 20 years. It was an outdoor event with a festival feel, but everyone had to keep distancing and wasn´t allowed to dance. That´s what I mean by „Schroedinger´s Summer“. The strange way, that it seems to be there, but at the same time, it´s not.

The mix expresses all last months lightheartedness, the hopes and wishes, and also the sadness, tense anticipation and shattered dreams. It´s been a tough time for each and everyone. Music can be soothing and healing. I tried to create an emotional arc that can have this effect on you.

01 – L-Sides & Fats – Steppa Dub [V-Recordings]
02 – DRS & Dynamite MC – Playing in the Dark feat. (The Vanguard Project) [Hospital]
03 – Calibre – Pillow Dub (Signature)
04 – BCee – Back to the Streets feat. Philippa Hanna (Spearhead)
05 – Stickybuds – Lovin‘ Easy feat. BridgeHill & Sacha Vee (Westwood Recordings)
06 – 45 Roller – Rain
07 – KSR & Dogger – Sweet Jungle feat. Liam Bailey (Polarface)
08 – DRS & Dynamite MC – Do You Ever feat. etherwood (Hospital)
09 – Submorphics – The Prize / Golden Roots feat. TRAC (The North Quarter)
10 – The Mouse Outfit – Feeling High feat. IAMDDB & Kinkai (Lenzman Rmx) [TMO Records]
11 – Redeyes – Lust [The North Quarter]
12 – Dogger & Mindstate & Liam Bailey – Broken Home [1985 Music]
13 – Anile – Constant Reminder feat. DRS [Footnotes]
14 – Blocks & Escher – From the Ashes [Narratives Music]
15 – LSB & DRS – Could Be [Footnotes]
16 – Bungle – Slow Down [Soul in Motion]
17 – Fox feat. Tyler Daley – Here We Go Again [Senkasonic]
18 – Break & Kyo – The Edge of Time (Workforce Rmx) [Symmetry Recordings]
19 – Monrroe – As I Fall feat. Sydney [Shogun Audio]
20 – Visages – Memories [1985 Music]
21 – Spectrasoul – Glimpse feat. Dbridge (Ivy Lab Rmx) [Shogun Audio]
22 – Seba & Manos – Evergreen [Secret Operations]
23 – A Sides – Arctic feat. MC Fats [Sun & Bass Recordings]
24 – Total Science & War – Second Wave [Function Records]
25 – Klute – Feeding the 5000 [Commercial Suicide]
26 – Bungle – Moving Pages [Influence]
27 – Klute – Flesh Eaters [Commercial Suicide]
28 – Adred – Captivate feat. Robert Manos (Marcus Intalex Rmx) [Metalheadz]
29 – Seba & Paradox – Over Now [Seba & Paradox]

This is my second exploration into the 170 bpm fusion of drum´n´bass with dub techno, ambient and dub. It´s bass music primarily for listening and imaginary dancefloors. Since we currently have to make do with mind traveling, I thought I create a little helper. It surely takes you away someplace, if you give in to it, it´s quite cinematic.

The first one from 2017 proved to be a timeless mix for which I continue to receive favorable feedback. This one is even more laid back and further away from the mainstream idea of what Drum´n´Bass is supposed to be. I have written a few words accompanying the first mix, which are still valid for the sequel, so if you´re interested in the sound and the concept, check that out.

I´m very happy to have found a way to prominently include a track by Rhythm & Sound, who are obviously a great inspiration for this whole affair. The sound I´m searching for here is also a neighbor of tribal halftime dnb, which was actually hard to keep out of the selection, because it works well on a certain level, but at the same it is mostly very dark and also too upfront (I have actually compiled a second playlist as a sequel to my Tribalizm mix from 10 years ago, so that might come up next.) I also tried to steer away from Ambient dnb tracks that just arent Dub enough.

Volume 1 is here

Tracklist:
01 DB1 – Ktz1
02 Overlook – Passages
03 Ghost Warrior – Videodrome
04 Nether – True Believer
05 Nether – Moon Dub
06 QNS – QNS#5
07 QNS – QNS#6
08 Rhythm & Sound w/ The Chosen Brothes – Mash Down Babylon
09 Loxy & Flatliners – Sci Fi Dub
10 Morphy – Tell No Tales
11 Dubmonger – Micro Crumble
12 DB1 – Zukr
13 Ruffhouse – Straight 9´s
14 Loxy & Resound – Civil War
15 DYL – Words
16 Overlook – Down the Rabbit Hole
17 Levl – Arcola#2
18 Felix K – Deconstructor
19 DB1 – Contorno
20 Parallel – The Small Things Matter (VIP Mix)
21 DB1 + DYL – Materia
22 Martsman – Krine

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With this mix I return to my „Original Dubbah“-series of dubwise Drum´n´Bass sets. This selection is dedicated to tracks with thick dub atmospheres, vocal echoes, chord delays, washed out horns over heavy basslines and rolling breakbeats. I chose consistency over variety in my selection to capture a specific sound and let it flow for an hour.

The mixes of the „Original Dubbah“-series have been very popular a few years back. I got feedback from all over the world, quite a few bookings for that style, reuploads happened quite a few and someone even recreated the playlist on Youtube. This one was originally just a playlist I made for myself, but then it became something I wanted to share. And it must be mentioned that it includes a few classics by Marcus and Spirit, who were also true masters of this particular sound. Their music lives on.

01 Intro with Quotes on Dub by Dr. Das & Steve Barron
02 Bungle – Northern Dub [Spearhead]
03 Mist:i:cal – Mistical Dub [Soul:r]
04 Barrington Levy – Here I Come (Nu:Tone Rmx) [Hospital]
05 Brian Brainstorm – All about the Dayz [Serial Killaz]
06 Spirit – Think [Inneractive]
07 Calibre – City Life [Signature]
08 DRS ft Marcus Intalex – Emergency [Soul:r]
09 Brian Brainstorm – Brooklyn Dub [Liondub international]
10 Need for Mirrors – Vendor Dub [V Recordings]
11 DJ Patife & David WS – The Vibe is Coming feat. MC Fats [V Recordings]
12 Spy – Open Your Exes [Hospital]
13 Jubei & Tyrone – Avalon [Metalheadz]
14 Logistics – Rhythm Track [Hospital]
15 Digital & Spirit – Stolen Desire [Function]
16 Breakage – Tape Bubbler Spesh [Index]
17 Total Science, Digital & Spirit – Rumble [CIA vs Phantom Audio]
18 Jinx – High and Low (Aries Rmx) [Born On Road]
19 King Bracket & Mr Williamz – Rise Up (Falkwun Rmx) [Totally Dubwise Recordings]
20 Need for Mirrors – Slaves of Empire [V Recordings]
21 The Green Man (TGM), Navigator, DJ Freeze & Brian Brainstorm – Live The Life You Love & Love The Life You Live [Basswerk]

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The crowd went nuts at the party, so I decided to release this recording. What I love about our event series BassWuller is that it´s quite open for bascially any bass heavy music which is not 4/4

I played an eclectic set of breaks, some uk garage, a little dubstep, ragga, halftime drum´n´bass and what not. And since Keith´s passing, I always incorporate some Prodigy into my breaks sets

The bad: Needle fluff fucked up my Serato at minute 46, sorry for that strange sound. What´s really quite hard is to free yourself from tempo restrictions. Going from the 120s to 140 to 95 and 170 and back and forth is manageable, if you connect the tracks through other aspects than tempo.

In the age of auto-sync people seem even more stuck to a specific bpm for their a set, let alone the whole night, while the actual music is much more varied. Even if you stick to the genre(s) drum´n´bass and jungle, you can select tracks from 160 bpm to 180 bpm. But rarely djs do

Another learning: Everyone can play this year´s top 100. Being able to select from 20 years of colllecting music and to bring together music from three decades is an asset.

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I started compiling possible playlists for the „Summertime Madness Open Air“ of our club villaWuller, but as I will go for a different vibe for that gig, I spontaneously recorded the mix, because it seemed to be worth it.

It starts around 160 bpm and speeds up in the second half up to 174 bpm for the last tracks, so it´s footwork, jungle & classic dnb. My starting point were actually the last two tracks and Rashad´s, because they sample „Summer Madness by Kool & the Gang. So from then on, my selection was geared towards a laid back vibe, kinda classic 90s, many 70s funk & soul samples, lush epianos and synths, many hip hop-influences.

It spans from the mid-90s until today and contains a lot of personal favorites that I have a special connection with. So there are a few tracks that I already used in a previous mix, which is something I strictly avoided until now. But as this mix wasn´t planned for recording, there they were, right in the middle of the playlist and I thought, what the heck, noone cares but me.

Usually I dont publish very spontaneous mixes like this, but I will probably change my general attitude towards putting out more, but less „perfect“ mixes. I have so many playlists that I never recorded, because I always thought I want to work on them some more, but never did. I think I should change to a more frequent rate and as this mix shows, I sure can without sacrificing quality.

One more thing: The intro was made from an interview with Congo Natty some time back. I´ve used it live a few times and I needed something to make the start of the mix a bit more interesting, so I just used it for that.

01 Selfmade Intro from Congo Natty Interview
02 Hidden Agenda – On The Roof (2015 Remaster) [Metalheadz]
03 BSN Posse – No Matter How Far [Astrophonica]
04 DJ Rashad, Machinedrum & Nick Hook – Understand [Machinedrum]
05 Stray – Prof. Popper [Exit]
06 Tom & Jerry – Maximum Booty Style (Ticklish Reboot) [White]
07 DJ Rashad – Pass that Shit [Hyperdub]
08 Coco Bryce – One Time Road [Fresh 86]
09 Tehbis & Touchy Subject – 1988 [Astrophonica]
10 Philip D Kick – Vibe Off (Feat. DJ Spinn) [Astrophonica]
11 Boards of Canada – Nothing Is Real (Ticklish Edit) [White]
12 Doppelgänger – Days Gone [Groove Attack]
13 R.hanna – Work (Kabuki’s Footwork Jungle Re-fix) [White]
14 W. H. – It’s Not Right (Chimpo Relick) [White]
15 J. J. – Got Til It’s Gone (Chimpo Relick) [White]
16 Dope Skillz – 6 Million Ways To Die (Original Mix) [Frontline]
17 Chimpo – 1996 [Box & Lock]
18 Seba & Lo Tek – So Long [Looking Good]
19 Stray – Blink [Astrophonica]
20 dBridge & Kabuki & Sarah Farina – Who Da Coldest [New Forms]
21 Tomahawk – Until Dawn [Hospital]
22 Utah Jazz – Quincy [White]
23 Allied Forces – Summer Madness [Just Noyze]
24 DJ Cam – Summer Madness [Inflamable Records]

Out of the Dark is my drum´n´bass-mix for all the survivors out there. Vibes, atmosphere, flow and sonic storytelling that can lift you up, recharge you and give you a positive outlook.  At least that´s what it does for me.

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2018 was another tough year for me and I didn´t manage to release even one mix. I had started compiling tracklists for four very different concepts though. The first I chose to record now is this atmospheric and emotional selection of tracks that I played out, (re-) listened or danced to in 2018. A bit like a diary because almost every track triggers a specific memory.

My mission: Leave hard, cold, dark and even dubby stuff out. Capture that classic futuristic soul and melancholy vibe that drum´n´bass always championed. Also: Spread positive vibes overall while avoiding cheesiness.

I always try to achieve what I think „the art of the mix“ demands and I´m quite satisfied with the result. Carefully crafted mixes are getting harder to come by – this is one. Mixed live on Serato control vinyls and an Ecler HAK320.

Tracklist

01 L-Side – The Gentleman (4Marcus) [unreleased]
02 Spirit – Interval [Dispatch]
03 Marcus Intalex – Step Forward [Soul:R]
04 Seba – Time Will Tell [Spearhead Records]
05 LSB & DRS – New Day [Footnotes]
06 LSB – Missing You (feat. Tyler Daley & DRS) [Soul:R]
07 Adam F – Circles (dRamatic & dbAudio Unofficial Remix) [unofficial]
08 Jonny L – In A Jungle (BCee Rmx) [Future Retro]
09 Chimpo, DRS, Slay, Ragoloco – No Trust [Box N Lock]
10 Calibre – Makes me [Signature]
11 T.R.A.C. – Step Tune (feat. Random Movement & Adrienne Richards)  [V-Recordings]
12 Phaction – Should Have Known [C.I.A.]
13 Blu Mar Ten – Keep It Together (feat. Robert Manos – Calibre Rmx) [BMT]
> tease: DBridge – True Romance [Metalheadz]
15 BCee – More Than Words (feat. Charlotte Haining – Seba Rmx)  [Spearhead Records]
16 Rockwell – User [Shogun Audio]
17 Seba – Why Can’t This End [Spearhead Records]
18 Synkro – Summer Blues [Blackout Music]
19 Seba & Robert Manos – Maschine [Metalheadz]
20 Jubei & Marcus Intalex – Fanny´s Ya Aunt [Metalheadz]
21 Ivy Lab – Twenty Questions [Critical]
22 Stray – Queen [Exit]
23 Doc Scott – Tokyo Dawn [Looking Good Records]
24 Source Direct – Secret Liaisons [Good Looking Records]
25 Tim Reaper & Drumlinezz – Deep Into Space & Back [Western Lore]


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This set is a dancefloor-oriented selection of what I liked to play in the club throughout 2017. Stylistically diverse and covering many subgenres, it´s Drum´n´Bass at its finest, so just let it flow and take you places 🙂 Expect hard steppers, heavy bangers, rolling breaks, euphoric anthems and also deep and atmospheric tunes.

In a recent online discussion about „the art of the mix“, Doc Scott agreed with my philosophy, that it is all about the effort you put into the selection, which two tracks you combine into a third and how you arrange the whole set. So with 40 tracks in 90 minutes, you can expect my typical long doubles, crazy switches and a little wizardry 😉 Recorded live with Serato Scratch vinyl and the trustworthy Ecler 320.

01 Dub Phizix – (Right I know I’m gonna get shedded this weekend so let me eat some) Spinach [Exit]
02 Enei – Wolfpack [Critical]
03 Break & Total Science – Betamax [Symmetry Recordings]
04 Zere – Drop Sound [DSCI4]
05 S.P.Y. – Soldiers [Hospital]
06 Dub Motion – It Can Hurt You [Dubz Audio]
07 Need For Mirrors – Hurts [Full Cycle]
08 Dimension – UK [MTA]
09 Kiril – No Fightin´ [Critical]
10 QZB – Apollo [Critical]
11 Bungle – Cocooned [31 Recordings]
12 Nymfo & Phase – Beautiful Suicide feat. Sense MC [Dispatch]
13 Survival – Original Silencer 2017 [Dispatch]
14 Nucleus & Paradox – 12 Bits (Mako’s Breakout Rmx) [Metalheadz]
15 Serum – Phenomenon [Philly Blunt]
16 Total Science, Digital, Spirit – Rumble [C.I.A v Phantom Audio]
17 Need for Mirros – Puff N Stuff [Full Cycle]
18 Spirit – Think [Inneractive]
19 Scott Allen – Unite [Soul Deep Exclusives]
20 Muffler – Snowflakes [Unique Music Records]
21 Metrik – We Got It (S.P.Y. Remix) [Hospital]
22 Lewis James – Your Love Is A Power (feat. DanDansK) [Astrophonica]
23 Mikal – Musical Rush [Metalheadz]
24 Homemade Weapons – Ironhead [Samurai]
26 Serum – Redeemer [31 Recordings]
27 J Kenzo – Sykura [31 Recordings]
28 Serum, L-Side – World of Jungle Music feat. David Boomah [Philly Blunt]
29 Ulterior Motive – Inta National VIP [Metalheadz]
30 Alix Perez – The Raven [1985 Music]
31 Lynx – Bean Stash [Detail Recordings]
32 Digital – Crater Face [Function Records]
33 Dom & Roland – Through the Rays [Metalheadz]
34 Spirit – Interstate [Ingredients]
35 Bungle – Under Threshold [Dirty Hole Music]
36 Klute – Soul Boy [Commercial Suicide]
36 Digital – Sun Bites (feat. Villem) [Metalheadz]
37 Klute – Game Is Over (feat. Robert Manos) [Commercial Suicide]
38 LSB – Losing You [Soul:R]
39 Marc System – Dissolve [Exit]
40 Marcus Intalex – Refreshed [Soul:R]