Diary of a Drum and Bass life...

Diary of a Drum and Bass life...

This weeks #tbt is from Outlook last year and it’s quite fitting seeing as this time next week I’ll be back there. I literally cannot contain my excitement!

Todays Sunday sound is from a still relatively unknown producer called Forren. He has been featured in many mixes over the last year or so by the likes of Ivy Lab and Lenzman, this track featuring the unmistakable voice of Sam Wills is delightful! I expect big things from Forren in the near future. 

Outlook Festival #4 

I got drunk last night and (with a lot of influence from my friends) I ended up booking an Outlook ticket! I always knew I’d end up going, it’s just too sick to miss! Less than three weeks til I’m back in that moat!

I’m absolutely loving this new mix from DLR for Outlook Festival, it almost made me buy an Outlook ticket. Now that the Festival is just around the corner I am thinking why the hell am I not going this year?! I didn’t think I’d be that bothered as I’ve been the last three years but I am very much regretting not going now, especially if DLR plays a set like this, in the Moat! 

I’ve had the latest Critical Sound Rinse show on repeat over the last few days, Foreign Concept absolutely smashes it with a two hour mix of classics and unreleased tracks. He also drops a couple of exclusives from his forthcoming EP, ‘When You’re Alone” is already a personal favourite! 

There is only one thing that needs mentioning today and that is Tokyo Prose’s stunning debut LP ‘Presence’ is finally released on Samurai Music. Grab it now from Beatport or any other good music outlets! 

There is only one thing that needs mentioning today and that is Tokyo Prose’s stunning debut LP ‘Presence’ is finally released on Samurai Music. Grab it now from Beatport or any other good music outlets! 

If you’ve had a hectic weekend (like me) or just jamming then this delightful tune by Bungle should be your Sunday anthem. The name ‘Astral Travel’ says it all really as the whole track gradually builds up and crescendos into a divine mixture of drums, guitar and trumpet that create a wonderfully atmospheric piece of music. ‘Astral Travel’ was released on Soul:r well over a year ago but I think this will be in my top 5 for the foreseeable future.  

So much love for Mako at the moment and this EP is a game changer, he is fundamentally pushing the boundaries and creating a new signature style within the scene, especially with the tune ‘Tell Me Something’ alongside another dnb innovator, Detail. As I’ve mentioned a number of times, it is often hard to come across exciting new styles of dnb. However, this half steppin’ number which brags a sinister sub bass combined with futuristic elements and effective percussion is certainly providing a new soundscape in which all budding producers should take note of. It’s no wonder that the ‘Truthseekers’ EP has been released on Metalheadz as they celebrate twenty years in the game and proving that they are still the most diverse and idiosyncratic label out there! 

This weeks #tbt is from Sanctuary Festival nearly four years ago. I must admit, if Slammin’ Vinyl decided to host another one in the future, I probably wouldn’t go again but it will always stick out in my mind as I had so much fun that weekend! (and I was still massively into jump up back then).  Noisia, Break and Alix Perez were on the line up though so it was fairly across the board, I still remember Noisia’s set being absolutely epic, good times! 

This weeks #tbt is from Sanctuary Festival nearly four years ago. I must admit, if Slammin’ Vinyl decided to host another one in the future, I probably wouldn’t go again but it will always stick out in my mind as I had so much fun that weekend! (and I was still massively into jump up back then).  Noisia, Break and Alix Perez were on the line up though so it was fairly across the board, I still remember Noisia’s set being absolutely epic, good times! 

Seba and Paradox’s elegant production alongside Kirsty Hawkshaws unadulterated and palpable voice is just perfect Sunday jamming material. ‘The Light’ still gives me the same chills I had back in 2011 when it was released on Critical, an absolutely stunning piece of music! It may sound like a cheesy alliteration, but it’s all about Seba Sundays!