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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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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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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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Mit „Stay Positive“ liefert Myom ein unschlagbares Argument dafür, dass Drum&Bass nicht immer dark und kühl sein muss. Die Kombination von Reggae, Ragga und Dancehall mit Drum&Bass in 29 tight gemixten Tracks ist der Top-Sound für den gutgelaunten Frühlingsanfang!

Hier gibt es Volume 1, Volume 2 und Volume 3. Volume 5 „Ruff & Tuff“ kommt in ein paar Wochen mit einer etwas härteren Selection 🙂

Tracklist
01 Duboffensive – Respectness Rmx [Dub]
02 Audiomission & Seymz – Jr Gong Rmx [In da Jungle]
03 Dirty Dubsters – Girls Pon Mi Mind (Liondub Rmx) [Irish Moss Records]
04 Dirty Skank Beats – Zunguzum [Low Freq]
05 Catalone – Dont Worry [Jungle Xpeditions]
06 DJ K – I Feel Like Jumping [Kingdom UK]
tease only: 07 Marcus Visionary Feat. Keon Love – Good Vibes [Inner City Dance]
08 Lionfire – Truth & Rights [free!]
09 Ricky Tuff – One More Time [free!]
10 Erbman Hustlin – Sometimes [Jungle Xpeditions]
11 Jinx – Somebody Get Me [Faders United]
12 Benny Page – Know Fi Move Your Waist [High Culture]
13 Run Tingz Cru – Murder Ya Sound [Run Tingz]
14 Serial Killaz – Rudeboy Style [Cheeky]
15 Channel2 & Goldstar – Kingston Town [White]
16 Audiomission – Born in the Ghetto [In da Jungle]
17 Turntable Dubbers – Another One for the Road [Nice Up]
18 Ruben da Silva – Sensi Skank (Placid Rmx) [Reggae Roast]
19 Frisk – Police in Helicopter [Necessary Bass]
20 Aries – Sun is Shining [Roots]
21 DJ Nut Nut – Special Dedication (Sigma Rmx) [Street Life]
22 Chopstick Dubplate – Soundboy Gone feat. Jah Mason & Louie Rankin [Chopstick Dubplate]
23 Marcus Visionary featuring Johnny Osbourne – Junglist Sound [Liondub]
24 GMC – Fear no Man Rmx [GMC]
25 Nãnci and Phoebe feat. Congo Natty – Notorious (Vital Elements Rmx) [Congo Natty Bass]
26 David Boomah, Tenor Fly, G Corp – Sound Ago Dead (Aries Rmx) [V Records]
27 Dreadsquad ft Dr Ring Ding – Your Sound is Done (J Bostron Rmx) [Superfly]
28 U.Stone & Viniselecta feat. Fusteps – Blaze up di Fire [Dubwise Station]
29 Rebel MC & Serial Killaz – Promised Land VIP [Congo Natty]


Dubbige Deepness mit tonnenschweren Breaks, lässigen Percussions und Soundscapes, die unendliche Räume öffnen: Myoms „Dub Foundation“-Mix zeigt, wie Dub & Reggae auch nach 20 Jahren immer wieder kreative Grenzüberschreitungen im Drum´n´Bass inspirieren.

Neue und etablierte Producer rund um den Globus entfernen sich über dem Bassfundament vom typischen Rhythmusschema des Drum´n´Bass und experimentieren jenseits des etablierten Dancefloor-Funktionalismus. Alle Tracks spielen im Drum´n´Bass-Tempo von 172 BPM, typische Elemente der Genreästhetik werden auch übernommen, es dominieren jedoch entspannte Halfstep-Beats zum Kopfnicken, die zeitweilig an instrumentalen Breakbeat/TripHop/Downbeat aus den Mittneunzigern erinnern oder wie ein Hybrid aus Dubstep und Drum´n´Bass funktionieren.

Mit seinen Mixes erforscht Myom kontinuierlich den Einfluss von Dub und Reggae in zeitgenössischer Bassmusik – explizit seit seiner „Jah Session“ (2004) oder über seine „Original Dubbah“-Mixserie (seit 2007 Teil 1,2 und 3), die Dubwise-Drum´n´Bass und Raggajungle präsentiert. Mit „Drumstep“ (2008) stellte er früh eine erste Sammlung von Halfstep-Tracks zusammen, die den Einfluss von Dubstep auf Drum´n´Bass dokumentiert. Den jamaikanischen Wurzeln spürte er aber auch in anderen Genres wie Dubstep (Dubbahs´s Delight 2010) oder Nu Skool-Breakz nach (mit dem Ragga-Breakz-Set „Irie Vibes„, 2007).

Tracklist:
01 Flatliners – Thirty One Dub [unsigned]
02 Morphy – Warren Dub (Mix 2) [unsigned]
03 Flatliners – Kangaroo Dub (Original Mix) [Break Fast Audio]
04 Thing – Unfinished Rhythm [Dubthing]
05 Calibre – No More [Signature]
06 J Robinson & Mental Forces – Corruption [Voodoo]
07 DBR UK – Policies [Broken Audio]
08 The Untouchables & Mental Forces – Militant Dub [Renegade Hardware]
09 Flatliners – Ramadan Dub [CX Digital]
10 Morphy – Ragga Spindle [Translation]
11 Thing – Reggae Music [Lifestyle]
12 Morphy & Flatliners – Evil Dub [Translation]
13 Thing – Music is nice [Dubthing]
14 Kodo – Coconut Dub [Buried Audio]
15 Thing – Jah Riders [Dubthing]
16 Theory – Not your Fool [Translation]
17 Flatliners – Murderer Style [CX Digital]
18 Morphy – Backpack [CX Digital]
19 The Untouchables – Lion of Judah [Translation]
20 The Untouchables – Tribulation [Extent]
21 Reskript – Knowings and Intelligence [Tribe12]
22 Marcus Intalex – Whacky Races [Soul:r]
23 Genotype – Version [Exit]
24 Morphy – The Gate [Translation]

Meine Original Dubbah-Mixes Volume 1 und Volume 2 werden nach Jahren immer noch weit über Hundert mal im Monat runtergeladen und ich werde immer wieder mal nach einem Nachfolger gefragt (edit: ich stelle gerade fest, dass es nicht nur Leute gibt, die meine Mixes auf YT hochladen, sondern auch nochmal als Playlist nachbauen – crazy!).

Nun ist Schluss mit Warten:

Das Babylon Survival Kit enthält ein unerschöpfliches Reservoir überlebensnotwendiger Vibes für die modernen Zeiten. Einfach in ein bassreproduktionsfähiges Wiedergabegerät einlegen und die Kombination aus Reggae, Ragga, Dancehall und Dub mit Drum&Bass ihre Wirkung tun lassen. Neben den besten Dubwise-Tracks aus etwa den letzten zwei Jahren gibt es auch einen kurzen Ausflug bis weit zurück nach 1995. Und natürlich entstand das Teil wie immer live nur mit zwei Technics, dem Ecler HAK 310 und einem Stapel Platten.

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Vorbei ist sie also, die Pause des Mjusic-Podcasts. 12 Monate sind seit dem letzten Mix ins Land gegangen. In der Rückschau hätte ich mir den Rückzug besser gar nicht verordnet. Zumindest ist mir nun wieder deutlichst, welcher Stellenwert das DJing – und insbesondere das Produzieren von Studio-Mixes – für mich hat. In der Zwischenzeit habe ich immerhin Tracks für insgesamt drei Mixes zusammengestellt. Dass der Dubwise-Mix als der spontan zusammengestellste der drei zuerst fertig geworden ist, ist purer Zufall. Als nächstes kommt ein weniger spezieller „across the board“-Mix mit dem, was D&B in meinen Ohren derzeit spannend macht.

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Freitag 02.09.
The Loft
Wien

Line Up 1st Floor: In The Jungle Tunnel – Jungle / Drum n Bass / Raggatek
Psychofreud (Knowledge & Wisdom, Vikings Champion Sound)
Myom (Tempo 90, Trier)
Goodwood (gut aufgelegt, monkey´s inna yard)
Bomboclat (gut aufgelegt, monkey´s inna yard)
Jumbee (natural dub killaz, gut aufgelegt)

Line Up 2nd Floor: Higher Level – Reggae / Dub / Steppas
Kokoras b2b Daniel (uprising crew)
Mirun b2b Copan (fruitycal vibes)
Diaz (stereofreezed)
Audiopille (stereofreezed)
A Kiwara (ds23, monkeysinnayard)
Bangali (singer & mc)

Als ich das letzte Mal in Wien war, wurde zuhause unser damaliger Stammclub in Trier dichtgemacht. Mal sehen was diesmal passiert 😉

Diesmal bin ich für ein Set meiner Dubwise-Ragga-Sounds eingalden, wie in meinen Mixes z.B. hier und hier dokumentiert, die über Jahre weggingen wie geschnitten Brot.