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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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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]


The mix at Soundcloud

The mix at Mixcloud

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This mix is an 80+ minute exploration into the fusion of drum´n´bass with dub techno & dub. It´s more of a deep flowing, laid-back affair at 170bpm to cool off to. Remedy yourself with a dose of sub bass and chill atmospheres. Listen closely to discover a rare facet of drum´n´bass music.

I try to follow a clear concept with all the mixes that I put out there and I´ve done quite a few that explored the connection of dub and drum´n´bass. The common influence is obvious since jungle started using reggae basslines and dub production techniques 25 years ago, which spawned all sorts of obvious and less obvious connections.

But it is rare that dnb productions take an inspiration from what techno did with dub since the 90s. Probably timing was an issue too: Dub techno became unpopular just a little while before the explosion of dubstep became the major influence for dnb artists, who experimented with more minimalistic structures and room for sounds. As a result a certain flavour of halfstep and autonomic dnb became an interesting playground for innovation in the late 2000s, but it had little to do with dub techno.

So I searched for tracks at around 170 bpm that deliver a certain sound: Not too dark, negative or aggressive, but not too much reggae-warmth either, rather a digital cool. Tracks also had to shift their focus away from heavy beats to the dub elements but also not fall into the halftime dub area. So this mix sits somewhere in between the minimal dnb scene, that still uses typical dnb beats and the ambient scene that has abandoned beats completly.

I never was and probably never will be a big techno fan in general, which means I only listen to a very small fraction of what´s out there, so my observations might be flawed. But I´ve always liked the Berlin-centered dub techno scene around the Hard Wax store, producers Ernestus and von Oswald with their many aliases (Rhythm & Sound, Basic Channel…) and labels like Thinner and Scape. Today in drum´n´bass we have Samurai Music Group in Berlin, which incorporates influences of this particular sound in their releases, but mostly explores very dark atmospheres. A more fitting output between techno and dnb comes via the Hidden Hawaii label. Nordlabel, that is featured with tracks by Dissident, is also from Berlin.

In its entirety not all the 85 minutes are dub techno influenced, but most of it is and it all comes together nicely, I think. If you know any interesting dub techno-influenced tracks at 170 bpm that I missed, let me know!

Tracklist:
01 Nether – Sunset Dub [Cylon]
02 Felix K – Flowers of Destruction #4 [Hidden Hawaii]
03 Dissident – H2Oil [Pinecone Moonshine]
04 DB 1 – Vanguard [Hidden Hawaii]
05 Dissident – Visible Spot [Nordlabel]
06 Nether – Glacial Dub [Space Cadets]
07 Martsman – Static [Hidden Hawaii]
08 Nether – Dimensional Space Jazz  [Deep Soul Music]
09 Overlook – Travelling Without Moving [UVB-76 Music]
10 Elemnt – Circle of Light #2 [Hidden Hawaii]
11 Dissident – Solvent 1 [Nordlabel]
12 Overlook – Clouds  [31 Recordings]
13 Pessimist – The Woods [Samurai]
14 Felix K – Flowers of Destruction #2 [Hidden Hawaii]
15 dBridge – Trinity Ville [Cylon]
16 Clarity – Fog [Samurai]
17 Dissident & Cyberworm – Octoplane [Delta 9]
18 Flxk1 / Wan 2 – A1 [Hidden Hawaii]
19 Theory – Babylon Dem (Dubmonger´s The Drum Machine Museum Rmx) [Translation]
20 Dissident & Cyberworm – Tusk [Kos.Mos Music]
21 Loxy – Politicians [Soundium]
22 Calibre – Blackhole Dub [Signature]
23 Totally Unknown Artist – Tierdrub (Dominic Ridgway) [—]
24 Nether – Deep Echo [31 Records]
25 Dubmonger – Radiowaves [Dubmonger]
26 Morphy – Myrrh Dub [—]

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This is my goodbye mix to the summer of 2016 and inspired by the amazing time we had at Sun & Bass. It´s Drum and Bass with one foot in the Jungle and atmospheric, positive vibes. A flow of history-ladden sounds, samples and breaks in their updated 2016-version. I compiled it quite spontaneously and I´m still amazed, how it all just fell into place.

From 160 bpm it steadily builds up to 170 bpm and back again. It all starts in a deep dubby cave, where Crypticz & Itoa let their synths bubble from the ceiling. Then Dead Man´s Chest´s washed-out retro sounds flush you out into the open jungle, where Chimpo & Ticklish throw in some Funk & Hip-Hop samples for a good party vibe, before things steadily build up for an epic and heavy climax with Intalex´ Jupiter. Soulful sounds by Total Science and Djrum calm it all down again and the tempo slows back down back to where it all began and everything ends with reminiscences of the 90s.

Der Mix auf Mixcloud

Der Mix auf Soundcloud

01 Crypticz & Itoa – MTD [31 Recordings] 2016
02 Dead Man´s Chest – All About U [Ingredients] 2014
03 Sully – Flock [Astrophonica] 2015
04 Tehbis & Touchy Subject – 1988 [Astrophonica] 2016
05 Chimpo – Stanna Stairlift [Exit] 2016
06 Red Light – Coca Cola (Ticklish Reboot) [*] 2016
07 Nu Tone – Change [Hospital] 2015
08 Break – Late Exclusive [Symmetry Recordings] 2015
09 Fracture & Deft – I Just [Exit] 2016
10 Richie Brains – Voyage [Exit] 2016
11 Moresounds – Braaka Töölö [Lightless] 2016
12 Om Unit – Parallel [Metalheadz] 2014
13 Marcus Intalex – Jupiter [Soul:r] 2016
14 Total Science – Respect Due [CIA] 2016
15 Total Science – Soul For Sale [Metalheadz] 2016
16 Fracture – Black Pearl [Exit] 2016
17 Djrum – Sometimes I Share (Space Race, Pt. 3) [2nd Drop] 2016
18 DRS – The View ft. LSB & Tyler Daley [Soul:r] 2015
19 Sully – Crystal Cuts [Astrophonica] 2015
20 Dead Man´s Chest – Farseer [Ingredients] 2016
21 Dead Man´s Chest – Liquid 94 [Ingredients] 2015


Diese Art Dinge, die man sich fest vornimmt, aber immer wieder beiseite schiebt, weil sie nicht ins Gewohnte passen: Myom hat  über längere Zeit atmosphärische und experimentellere Drum&Bass-Tracks zur Seite gestellt, um sie irgendwann einmal in einem besonderen Mix zu verpacken. ‚Immermusik‘ ist das Ergebnis und zweite Ausgabe des Boom Tschak-Podcasts.

Bio: Schon über 15 Jahre steht, kopfnickt und springt Myom  hinter den Decks, hat viele Venues im In- und Ausland zusammen mit namhaften Acts bespielt und versorgt mit seiner tempo90-Crew seit 2001 die Region Trier mit Drum&Bass, Dubstep und Breaks. In der Szene hat er sich seinen Ruf insbesondere mit seinen seit 2004 ins Netz gestellten, genreübergreifenen Podcasts aufgebaut. Viele seiner Sets besonders macht, dass sie nicht nur im Clubkontext gedacht sind, sondern mit Gespür für Spannungsbögen dokumentieren, wie sich moderne Bassmusik konstant fortentwickelt.

Tracklist:
01 Intro: Frank Giering in ‚Absolute Giganten‘
02 Spirit – Clak [Inneractive]
03 Indigo – Time [Exit]
04 Interface – Things Change [Clear Skyz]
05 June Miller – Nine [Inside]
06 ASC – Reality Check [Auxiliary]
07 Geiom – Resi Claart [Frijsfo Beats]
08 Rockwell – Molloch [Digital Soundboy]
09 dBridge- Rendezvous [Exit]
10 Loxy & Resound – Black Hole [Exit]
11 Skeptical – These Words [Ingredients]
12 Genotype – Further Searching [Exit]
13 Fracture & Mark System – Closed Circuit [Subtitles]
14 Marcus Intalex – Hot Hands [Soul:r]
15 Distance – Skys Alight [Autonomic]
16 Mark System – Tension [Digital Soundboy]
17 Sunchase – Ultimate Survival [Xtinction Agenda]
18 Dan Habarnam – Light [Santorin]
19 Linden + Escher – Aurora [Horizons]
20 Dan Habarnam – Zoom Back Camera [Santorin]
21 Raiden – Forbidden Fruit [Voodoo]
22 Raiden & Khanage – 8798 [Voodoo]
23 Dan Habarnam – Endless Additions of Zeros [Santorin]