Boards of Canada

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Breakbeat Explorationz Vol. 3

Breakbeat Explorationz Vol. 3

Notes On Breakbeat Explorationz Vol.3
In this mix I got to incorporate a few more of my favourite tracks. I've always like the track Happy Cycling, by Boards of Canada. So I jumped at the chance to play this track, and quite by accident I discovered that the break from the tune Trouble Bucket by Cris Crucial fitted in quite well together with Happy Cycling.

I like how this mix starts out with funky breaks, then goes into a breakbeat techno direction then rinses and repeats back into breaks, bass with elements of trance, darkside drum n bass and old school hardcore breakbeat and techno. There are quite few stand out tracks in this mix. I quite liked the Flawless EP by Cris Crucial and there's four great tracks by UFO Project that features a few tracks in this mix.

A friend of mine (who loves his old school hardcore tracks) recently posted a couple of links for Perfect Love, by Rhythm Section and Far Out, by Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era. So this got me thinking about how and where to put these tracks in my mix. So whilst I was mixing these tunes I managed to include a couple of tracks by Aphex Twin. Polynomial-C is one of my all time favourite tunes, so it was really special to include this tune, plus Digeridoo, which is another one of those benchmark tunes that Richard D. James had released on various labels before it was featured on the seminal Belgian techno label R&S Records. I still want to do an old school mix, which is something what I plan to do sometime the course of this year. 1969, by Boards of Canada is one of my favourites from their album Geogaddi. My mix starts and finishes off with two short vignettes by Shed and Actress. The Killer and R.I.P are two great albums that I should play more often!

I was quite happy with the general flow of this mix, however I wasn't quite so satisfied with the quality of my mixing. I thought that this mix could have been tighter, and there were odd tunes where I thought that I could have been better. Considering that this mix is over three hours long and features over fifty eight tracks I didn't think it was too bad. Although I ended up doing about five different mixes until I felt satisfied that it was good enough to share online.

Hopefully, at some time throughout the course of this year I'll be able to do more mixes, and all going well, I can start doing more old school mixes like a drum n bass mix that I've been meaning to do for the last few years!   


  1. Gas Up - Shed (The Killer 2012 50Weapons)
  2. Happy Cycling - Boards Of Canada (Peel Session 1999 Warp Records/Music70)
  3. Trouble Bucket - Cris Crucial (Flawless EP 2015 Breakerz Banquet)
  4. AK-Sleigh - Cris Crucial (Flawless EP 2015 Breakerz Banquet)
  5. SixxThreeAight - Jayl Funk (Goodgroove 2015)
  6. Big Crucial Thang - Cris Crucial (Flawless EP 2015 Breakerz Banquet)
  7. Rock Steady Bang Bang - DJ Twister AKA Vinyl Cat (Bangers On The Breaks Vol. 4 2010 BOTB)
  8. Rush The Industry - Cris Crucial (Flawless EP 2015 Breakerz Banquet)
  9. Back Up (2015 Beats re edit) - Mooqee & Beatvandals (Funk N' Beats Vol. 2 2015 Bomb Strikes)
  10. Anything Funky - Cris Crucial (Flawless EP 2015 Breakerz Banquet)
  11. CMN (original mix) - NLP (Spektra 2015)
  12. Break Some Bones - Morlack (Hypersonic Freak 2015 Breakbeat Paradise Recordings)
  13. Skanky Bitch - Johnnypluse (Block Rockin' Bulabeats 2015 Bulabeats)
  14. Funky Hot Grits - Soopasoul (Funk N' Beats Vol. 2 2015 Bomb Strikes)
  15. Funkin' It Up - Basement Freaks (Basement Booty EP 2015 Bomb Strikes)
  16. Cornish Pastie - Geiger167 (PQ Domestic Markets 2015)
  17. Warehouse Hustler (Gabriel Slick remix) - Namtrah (Crossworld Vintage 2015)
  18. Sunshine On A Tuesday - Johnnypluse (Block Rockin' Bulabeats 2015 Bulabeats)
  19. Work It To The Drummers Beat - DJ Twister AKA Vinyl Cat (Bangers On The Breaks Vol. 4 2010 BOTB)
  20. Outbreak - Yury Rets (Datenbits Recordings 2015)
  21. Dashcam - Antek (Office Ekiti 2015)
  22. Simmer Down - Auden (Hunger EP 2015 Hotflush Recordings)
  23. Gun Fingers - Luca Luzano (Hypercolour 2015)
  24. Master Control Funk Program (DiscObeta remix) - DJ Justin Johnson (The Discos of Tron 2015 Barely Legal)
  25. Lick The Spoon (feat Jem Stone - Rory Hoy remix) - Foxy Cheex (Funk N' Beats Vol. 2 2015 Bomb Strikes)
  26. Girls 'n' Money - UFO Project (Punks 2015)
  27. Freeze Cycle - Pearson Sound (Thaw Cycle 2015 Pearson Sound)
  28. Visipia - Ethel Orth (Funk Bass EP 2015 Selecta Breaks)
  29. In Your Eyes - UFO Project (Punks 2015)
  30. Started Again - Future Wildstyle (Ultrafunkula 2015 Bass=Win)
  31. Then & Now (instrumental version) - Half Decent (Breakadelic Beats Vol. 1 2015 Breakdrum Recordings)
  32. Nobody Knows - Kitt Whale (All You Need To Know 2015 Beat By Brain)
  33. Halcyon - Rhys O'Shea (Experimental Bass 2015)
  34. Change Your Way - UFO Project (Rat 2015)
  35. One Touch - Soltek feat N-Hance (808 Life 2015)
  36. Allaby - Addison Groove (50Weapons 2015)
  37. Oh Kay - Martin Flex (Theoryon 2015)
  38. Higher - UFO Project (Rat 2015)
  39. Dreamscape (Kassem Mosse remix) - Fold (Netflix & Chill EP 2015 Aus Music)
  40. Luna Massive - Mr Kace (Lanzadera 2015)
  41. Everyone (original mix) - Project Mescaline (Mescaline Beats 2015)
  42. Clap Your Hands (Renegades Of Jazz remix) - Ursula 1000 (Insect Queen Music 2015)
  43. Funk Bass - Ethel Orth & Mutantbreakz (Funk Bass EP 2015 Selecta Breaks)
  44. Meeting (601 remix) - Breaksmafia (Black Wolf Remixes Part 3 2015 Selecta Breaks)
  45. Perfect Love 2AM - Rhythm Section (Midsummer Madness EP 1992 Rhythm Section Recordings)
  46. Future Beats - Nigth Vission (Experimental Bass 2015)
  47. Retro System (OM) (original mix) - TBS (Re Edits Music Dark Records Tops Breaks 2015 Vol 1 2015 Music Dark)
  48. Far Out - Sonz of a Loop Da Loop Era (Suburban Base Records 1991)
  49. Balloon Man - IDK (Breakbeat Blues 2015 Elements Bound)
  50. Nightmare - Mr Breaks (Hertz Bass 2015)
  51. Killa Soundboy (Bojcot Selectah remix) - Pressa (Future Breaks & Beats Classics Vol 9 LW Recordings)
  52. The Theme (original mix) - Underheadz (Ruff Beatz EP 2015 Music Rascals)
  53. Peak Dub - Special Request (Modern Warfare [EP's 1-3] XL Recordings)
  54. Dark Matter - Journeyman & Barrcode (Vim 2015)
  55. Polynomial-C - Aphex Twin (Xylem Tube 1992 R & S Records)
  56. Digeridoo - Aphex Twin (R & S Records 1992)
  57. 1969 - Boards Of Canada (Geogaddi 2002 Warp)
  58. Glint - Actress (R.I.P 2012 Honest Jon's Records)

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Breakbeat Explorationz Vol. 2

Breakbeat Explorationz Vol. 2

Notes on Breakbeat Explorationz Vol. 3
In this mix I got to include a few more personal favourite tunes of mine. At the very beginning of this mix is a short track by Roy Budd from the original soundtrack of the Mike Hodges 1971 film, Get Carter, that leads into another old school hip hop favourite, Strong Island by JVC Force, and Dub Be Good To Me by Beats International. At the end I got to include Second Scepe by Autechre and A Moment Of Clarity by Boards Of Canada.

I like the general flow of this mix. When I compile these tunes I try to incorporate different genres and blend them all together. It just so happened that I got a few tracks from Stanton Warriors, Punks imprint, (including a track by Stanton Warriors themselves) and a couple of fantastic EP's from Rory Hoy and Funky Presidents that had the opportunity to include. 

I've been a fan of Fatima Yamaha, and I just think the track, What's A Girl To Do is just absolutely sensational. So I thought that I would let that tune roll, and play out the end of my mix.

Thanks for reading my blog, and checking out my mix. My latest mix: Breakbeat Explorationz Vol. 3 is available to listen to on Mixcloud right now, and I'll have a blog entry up and running on here within a short while!   


  1. Get Carter Intro - Roy Budd (Odeon 1971)
  2. Strong Island - JVC Force (B-Boy Records 1987)
  3. Dub Be Good To Me - Beats International (1990 Go! Discs)
  4. Get Out, Gotta Understand (Make It Funky edit) - James DB (Fused Funk Vol. 10 2015 Funk Fusion)
  5. Dubrealmc - Timewrap (Katakana Edits Vol 32 2015 Katakana Edits)
  6. Raggamuffin Flow - Bluntskull (Raggamuffin Flow EP 2015 Dirty Dubster Digital)
  7. Rock Right - Roast Beatz (Funky Presidents 2015 Breakerz Banquet)
  8. Tear The Roof Off - BadboE (Funky Presidents 2015 Breakerz Banquet)
  9. Keep The Music - Rory Hoy (Check It Out EP 2015 Breakbeat Paradise Recordings)
  10. Comin From Da Underground - Cris Crucial (Funky Presidents 2015 Breakerz Banquet)
  11. Shotgun - El Bomba (Funky Presidents 2015 Breakerz Banquet)
  12. Tango - The Stalker (Blackula 2015 Housewax)
  13. Resolve - Hodge (Worth The Weight Vol 2 From The Edge 2014 Punch Drunk)
  14. Get On Up - Morongroover (Get On Up EP 2015 Breakbeat Paradise Recordings)
  15. We Got The Funk (original mix)  Jayl Funk (We Got The Funk 2015 Honky Phonk)
  16. Amnesia - Special Request (Modern Warfare [EP's 1-3] 2015 XL Recordings)
  17. Hunger - Auden (Hunger EP 2015 Hotflush Recordings)
  18. Behind An Open Door - Alien No155 (2015 Deep Garnet)
  19. Done Away - Martyn (Block The Box 2015 Dolly)
  20. Bout Dat - Curtis B (Drop The World 2015)
  21. Here I Am (Octo Octa remix) - The Juan Maclean (Here I Am [Remixes] 2015 DFA UK)
  22. Turn It Into Gold (Madoka Faded Memories mix) - Powerplant feat Trout (Deep 2015)
  23. The One (extended) - Stanton Warriors feat Laura Steel (The One [Remixes] 2015 Central Station Australia)
  24. Vibrant - Kitt Whale (Vibrant EP 2015 Kode5 Recordings)
  25. Bak2thaoldskool - Rory Hoy (Check It Out EP 2015 Breakbeat Paradise Recordings)
  26. Watch Dis - Nixon (Simple Minds 2015 Punks)
  27. Party Sides (original mix) - Rory Hoy (Check It Out EP 2015 Breakbeat Paradise Recordings)
  28. Punk Bass - Wes Smith (Cali Cuts EP 2015 Punks)
  29. Rok Rol - Rory Hoy (Check It Out EP 2015 Breakbeat Paradise Recordings)
  30. Simple Minds - Nixon (Simple Minds 2015 Punks)
  31. To The Breaks - Bass Station (Bassyop EP 2015 Sweet Station)
  32. Sweat - Sly One (The Six Four 2015 Punks)
  33. White Walls - Jimithegenius (Dogeatdog 2015)
  34. Rave On - Wes Smith (Cali Cuts EP 2015 Punks)
  35. Bass Station - Macho (Diablo Loco 2015)
  36. Fresh (original mix) - Omega Squad (Juice Recordings 2015)
  37. Techwerk - Wes Smith (Cali Cuts EP 2015 Punks)
  38. TimeCode (Project Mescaline remix) - Pacific Rift
  39. Heat 'Em Up - Sly One (The Six Four 2015 Punks)
  40. The Tribe - Wes Smith (Cali Cuts EP 2015 Punks)
  41. I'm Talking - Mars Sunset (Hey Girl 2015 So Much Future)
  42. Take Me - Josh B (Genuine DJ Debbie D 2015)
  43. Check It Out (Nothing But A Party) - Rory Hoy (Check It Out EP 2015 Breakbeat Paradise Recordings)
  44. The Six Four - Sly One (The Six Four 2015 Punks)
  45. Ready (Bass mix) - Stex (Young NRG Productions 2015)
  46. Right And Exact (original mix) - Headset Heroes (Stars & Knights 2015)
  47. Streetwalker (original mix) - Hydraulix (Bass Frequency Productions 2015)
  48. Off-Line (explicit) - TBS (Music Dark 2015)
  49. Chevy - Miss Sants (Vim 2015)
  50. Run That - Sly One (The Six Four 2015 Punks)
  51. Shotta (Kahn Neek Remix) Royal T (Shotta Remixes 2015 Butterz)
  52. Second Scepe - Autechre (Anvil Vapre 1995 Warp)
  53. What's a Girl to Do - Fatima Yamaha (What's A Girl To Do 2015 Dekmantel)
  54. A Moment Of Clarity - Boards Of Canada (The Campfire Headphase 2005 Warp)

Friday, 25 September 2015

Autechre vs Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Shake it Off Djarum
Shake it Off Djarum
I believe I first heard Shake it Off as bumper music on various TV programmes. So after many times of listening to this tune I discovered that it was Taylor Swift who in fact sang this song that had been rattling around my head and was implanted into my sub-conscience. Speaking as someone who has spent much of my time despising mainstream corporate music, and the way that the corporate types have exploited underground music and used it for their own purposes, and as much as I hate to admit this, I find Shake it Off, by Taylor Swift to be very catchy and completely infectious.

I'm always looking at ways to blend and match music, particularly of different genres and ideals. I've been a fan of Autechre and their work since the early 90's. Anti E.P. by Autechre was released on Warp Records in 1994. The philosophy behind this release was as a protest of the Conservative Government's Criminal Justice Bill, in which banned the use of a 'succession of repetitive beats' at 'gatherings where music is played.' So the three tracks of this E.P. were programmed with beats that were designed not to be repetitive.

Whilst mixing and generally playing around with tunes I just randomly happened to notice that Djarum and Shake It Off were about the same BPM's and that the two tracks seemingly matched up very well.

I think that Autechre fans will dislike the fact that one of their early tracks has been soiled with the lyrics from pop music's new flavour of the month. Where as your average Taylor Swift fan probably isn't going to have the slightest clue who Autechre are? Never mind the genre of music that they inspired and reinvented. I personally enjoy the fact that I've blended two entirely different pieces of music that have come together, and in my opinion it gives either track a new lease of life. Of course others might say that I've created Frankenstein's glitch monster....

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Subwayz Techno Explorationz Vol. 1

Subwayz Techno Explorationz Vol. 1

Subwayz Techno Explorationz Vol. 1

This is a mix that I put together which features a combination of different genres of house, techno and also a lot of my personal favourites.

From the sumptuous, bass driven dreaminess of the remastered edition of The Passage by Model 500, to the surreal melodiousness of I Met You On BC Ferries by Lnrdcroy. There's outstanding tracks from Octo Octa, Kassem Mosse, Polygon Window, Daniel Avery, Vermont, Recondite, Moire, The Black Dog, Nathan Fake, Trevino, Mary Velo, Jasper Wolff & Maarten Mittendorff, Green Gums, TB, Randomer, and of course, Boards Of Canada.

Notes On Subwayz Techno Explorationz Vol. 1

This mix is something that I have meant to do for quite a long time! The genesis of the structure of this mix lies in the track √úbersprung by Vermont. I uploaded this track on to Youtube, and up until recently it has received over eleven thousand plays. This was a track that I specifically wanted to feature, so I went through my collection and picked some of my other favourite tracks that I thought might complement each other, and the opportunity availed itself to play quite a few favourites. A while ago I compiled a list of some of my favourite albums over the last couple of years, and in this mix there are more than a few of the album tracks that I shortlisted.

Back in 1992 I bought The True Techno EP (on Network Records) by Model 500. (from my local record shop at Worcester, Magpie Records) The track, The Passage has been an all time favourite of mine for many years. I was excited to find out that The Passage had been remastered in 2014. For me, it was the perfect choice to begin my mix. (after Kiani Industries by Boards of Canada) Between Two Selves by Octo Octo was an album that I have liked from the first time I listened to it. There are a variety of deep house tunes which pack quite a punch, and I wanted to highlight that quality in this mix. Workshop 19 by Kassem Mosse is another album that crept up on me. There is an intrinsic quality to this album that I really like. I could have put any track on this mix, but I'm happy that I put A2 on here, it's one of my favourite tunes from the album, so I'm pleased about that. I wanted to feature a track by Aphex Twin on this mix, predominantly from Selected Ambient Works 85 - 92. However, I found myself being pulled towards Surfing On Sine Waves by Richard D. James, under his Polygon Window alter ego. Portreath Harbour is one of those tracks which is minimalistic in nature, but has that Aphex Twin caustic edginess, and is counterpointed with soft ambient moments that I've always found alluring.

I have been a big fan of Daniel Avery's work. I thought Drone Logic was a great album. I wanted to feature a couple of tracks so Water Jump and Free Floating are two great tracks from many on that album that I could have put on my mix. I've been an admirer of Recondite's releases, I got Hinterland a while ago and have always wanted to use a track from that album. What I like about the track Riant, is that it's ambient in nature but still has a wonderful flow, and goes well with Ubersprung by Vermont. The Black Dog have an impressive back catalogue that features many of my favourite techno tunes. UV Sine is yet another track by The Black Dog. UV Sine has a great intro that is carried throughout the track. Shelter by Moire was another of my favourite albums of 2014. It was released on Darren Cunningham's (AKA Actress) Werk Discs label and is just a phenomenal album. No Gravity is a track with a bassline which 
permeates as it goes along. It was a great sequence of tunes along with Free Floating, by Daniel Avery and the ascending tweakings of Neketona by Nathan Fake. Trevino is a pseudonym of the multi-talented Marcus Intalex (which is another pseudonym, his real name is Marcus Kaye) I first heard the track Forged by Trevino on a Fabric (66) mix by Ben Klock, and also the track Detune, by Mary Velo on another Fabric mix (69) by Sandwell District. These two epic, growling, pulsating tunes have been favourites of mine since the first time I first listened to them. I also incorporated another two fantastic EP's, the reverberating Stellar Cult by Jasper Wolff & Maarten Mittendorff, and the pumping acid drone of Cestoda's Labyrinth by Green Gums

If there's one recording that has remained in my consciousness throughout this year, then it has to be City Girl, by TB on the German label Permanent Vacation. City Girl is a long, gently swirling acid tune that is as fresh sounding as it is beguiling. It's been another of my favourites of 2015, I think it's an understated work of genius. I've been a fan of electro since the 80's, and when I listen to Huh by Randomer it evokes memories of listening to track by artists like Paul Hardcastle and Man Parrish.

I discovered the album Much Less Normal by Lnrdcoy around Christmas 2014. It was released earlier on the seminal Canadian label 1080p, and initially available only on cassette, but was thankfully available later as a digital download. This year Much Less Normal was released on vinyl, via the Scottish label Firecracker Records. In my opinion, Much Less Normal is a fantastic album, if you like music of the ilk of artists like Boards of Canada, then check out Lnrdcroy. I could have put any track from Much Less Normal in my mix, but I used the track I Met You On BC Ferries, which is centred around a beautiful, quirky melody, that is used in a clever and inventive way throughout the track. I end my mix as I started it with a cameo from Boards of Canada.

I don't think I've had so much fun compiling a mix as much as I have with this. I was very happy with the end product, and I hope that you've had as much fun listening to my mix as I did producing it.  


  1. Kaini Industries - Boards Of Canada (Music Has The Right To Children 1998 Warp/Skam Records)
  2. The Passage - Model 500 (2014 Remastered Edition) (The True Techno EP 1992 Network Records/Apollo)
  3. Come Closer - Octo Octa (Between Two Selves 2013 100% Silk)
  4. Untitled A2 - Kassem Mosse (Workshop 19 2014 Workshop)
  5. Portreath Harbour - Polygon Window (Surfing On Sine Waves 1992 Warp Records)
  6. Who I Will Become - Octo Octa (Between Two Selves 2013 100% Silk)
  7. Water Jump (Album Version) - Daniel Avery (Drone Logic 2013 Phantasy Records)
  8. √úbersprung - Vermont (Vermont 2014 Kompakt Records)
  9. Riant - Recondite (Hinterland 2013 Ghostly International)
  10. No Gravity - Moire (Shelter 2014 Werk Discs/Ninja Tune)
  11. Free Floating - Daniel Avery (Drone Logic 2013 Phantasy Records)
  12. UV Sine - The Black Dog (Radio Scarecrow 2008 Soma Quality Recordings)
  13. Neketona - Nathan Fake (Steam Days 2013 Border Community)
  14. Forged - Trevino (2012 Klockworks 09)
  15. Detune (Original) - Mary Velo (Minutes In Ice 2012 Frozen Border)
  16. Stellar Cult - Jasper Wolff & Maarten Mittendorff (Cosmic Language EP 2015 Indigo Aera)
  17. Cestoda's Labyrinth - Green Gums (Black Tongue EP 2015 Diagonal)
  18. City Girl - TB (2015 Permanent Vacation)
  19. Huh - Randomer (Residents 2014 L.I.E.S.)
  20. I Met You On BC Ferries - Lnrdcroy (Much Less Normal 2014 1080p)
  21. One Very Important Thought - Boards Of Canada (Music Has The Right To Children 1998 Warp/Skam Records)

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Breakbeat Explorationz Vol. 1

Subwayz Breakbeat Explorationz Vol. 1

So in this mix I get to drop a few new breaks and bass tunes from labels like Tru Funk, Breakbeat Paradise Recordings, Punks Music, & Berceuse Heroique. Whilst taking the opportunity to include Meat Beat Manifesto, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, the Special Request remix of Go, by The Chemical Brothers, the Andrew Weatherall remix of Heretic, some acid breaks from DJ Rawcut, Turntable Actor Chloroform, Jay Riordan, and including some techno from Paul Woolford Denham Audio, Laurel Halo, Actress and drum n bass with Riya & P.A. and a couple of tracks from Boards Of Canada, naturally.

The aim of this mix was to try to highlight all of the different inner genres that inhabit the breakbeat/techno/bass scene, and hopefully put them all together in a mix that everyone (who like this and other forms of this music) might enjoy! Hopefully I haven't put anyone off this music for life....

Once again I took the opportunity to add a few of my favourite artists/tracks and incorporate them in with some quality new tunes! The Message, by Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five is one of my all time favourite hip hop tunes. The version I have included is a bootleg, but it was awesome to mix it with the Boards of Canada remix of Prime Audio Soup by Meat Beat Manifesto. Chance Of Rain by Laurel Halo is one of my favourite tunes from 1993, so the chance the include this track in any mix was an opportunity I couldn't turn down!

There are some great new tunes which I have included, with EP's from artists like Jay Riordan, Denham Audio, Jimmy Le Mac, DJ Rawcut and UFO Project.

Next on my to-do list is to get working on another techno mix, and include some of the more ambient tunes that I like. Also on the list is a mix that includes Autechre, Aphex Twin and Boards of Canada.


  1. R.I.P. - Actress (R.I.P. 2012  Honest Jon's Records )
  2. Music Is Math - Boards Of Canada (Geogaddi 2001 Warp Records/Music70)
  3. Prime Audio Soup [Vegetarian Soup by Boards of Canada] - Meat Beat Manifesto (Play It Again Sam Records 1998)
  4. Message From The Sofa - Mash Masters (Fused Funk Vol 6 2015 Fused Funk)
  5. Golden Ass - Warson (Tasty Beats Vol 8 2015 Tru Funk)
  6. Brilhantina - Aroop Roy (Brazil Breakdown Vol.3 2015 Gamm)
  7. Trick Yo Self - Tosses & Varvez (Tasty Beats Vol 8 2015 Tru Funk)
  8. Jump Herbie - Bang 'N Mash (Tasty Beats Vol 8 2015 Tru Funk)
  9. Everywhere I Go - Arteo (Let's Party E.P. 2015 Breakbeat Paradise Recordings)
  10. No Job, Drugs & Guns - Cez14 (Tasty Beats Vol 8 2015 Tru Funk)
  11. Pollux (Andrew Weatherall mix) - Heretic (Nein 2015)
  12. Delta Light (original mix) - Malibu B (Euro Gladio BLR Vol 2 2015 Black Leather)
  13. Nvidia West (original mix) - Ed Steele (Census Sound Recordings 2015)
  14. The 80s (Oscar P remix) - Tigerbalm (Fresh Farm Music 2015)
  15. Night Terror - Jay Riordan (Over & Out 2015 ToneKontrol)
  16. Man & Machines (original mix) - Andels (Kiosek 2015)
  17. Cuz I Aint No Joke - DJ Rawcut (American Underground 2015)
  18. Pull That Back (original mix) - Deekline/Bad Zuke (Cash For Gold E.P. 2015 Gutter Gutter)
  19. Simian - Jay Riordan (Over & Out 2015 ToneKontrol)
  20. Ye Olde Sound Of London (original mix) - Digitroll (Vim 2015)
  21. Go (Special Request Warehouse remix) - The Chemical Brothers (Go [Explicit Remixes] 2015 Virgin EMI)
  22. No Entry - Denham Audio (Dance Cult E.P. 2015 Exploris)
  23. Freeze - Beneath (Shlocky 2015 Berceuse Heroique)
  24. Played - Jimmy Le Mac (Wiggle E.P. 2015 Punks)
  25. Stella - Denham Audio (Dance Cult E.P. 2015 Exploris)
  26. Wiggle - Jimmy Le Mac (Wiggle E.P. 2015 Punks)
  27. MDMA - Paul Woolford (Hotflush Recordings 2015)
  28. Bowsers Rave - Jimmy Le Mac (Wiggle E.P. 2015 Punks)
  29. I Believe - UFO Project (Punks 2015)
  30. Make Some Noise - H2O (USA) (Genuine DJ Debbie D 2015)
  31. Hard One - UFO Project (Punks 2015)
  32. I Need Your Love (Archive UK remix) - Libra UK (Saucy 2015)
  33. OSW 5 - Turntable Actor Chloroform (Out Of Obscure 2015)
  34. Through The Bass - Rob Analyse (Move It! Music 2015)
  35. Old Kent Road - The Sneak (Locked Concept 2015)
  36. Fleek Beats (JOURNEYMAN vs BARRcode remix) - Produkdo (Vim 2015)
  37. Booty Shake - Gosize (Delicious Groove 2015)
  38. Fleek Beats (original mix) - Produkdo (Vim 2015)
  39. Cabin Fever - Denham Audio (Dance Cult E.P. 2015 Exploris)
  40. Do It Again (Headset Heroes remix) - TheC4 (Vim 2015)
  41. Chance of Rain - Laurel Halo (Chance Of Rain 2013 Hyperdub)
  42. Feel The Rhythm - Mr Breaks (Hertz Bass 2015)
  43. Alive - Gosize (Delicious Groove 2015)
  44. Outta Sight - BMD (Tasty Beats Vol 8 2015 Tru Funk)
  45. I Don't Need - Riya & Break (Spearhead 2015)
  46. Butterfly Clan - P.A. (The Butterfly Clan E.P. 2015 Radius)
  47. Aquarius (Version 3) - Boards Of Canada (Peel Session 1998 Warp Records)
  48. Macquarie Ridge - Boards Of Canada (The Campfire Headphase 2005 Warp Records / Music70 / Beat Records)

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Subwayz Drum n Bass Explorationz

Subwayz Drum n Bass Explorationz

Notes On Subwayz Drum N Bass Explorationz...

I've been meaning to do a drum n bass mix for quite a while. So I finally collected a few tunes and put them together. There's quite a mixture of different types and sub-genres of drum n bass within this mix. I'm not sure if it was foolhardy of me to do so. What it gains in history it may lose in cohesiveness. Within this are two of my all time favourite tracks. I've been a fan of Doc Scott and Dillinja's output for quite a few years, they are two people for whom I have total respect for. Their discography is like charting the metamorphosis of the hardcore scene into the drum n bass scene today. Shadow Boxing and Silver Blade are two massive tracks which were awesome to incorporate in this mix. I don't want to take anything away from the other tracks which are in this mix. I've liked the releases on Doc Scott's 31 Records imprint, not to mention Metalheadz and Renegade Hardware, which sadly is now defunct. I also took the liberty of sneaking in tracks by Aphex Twin (from one of my favourite albums of all time, Selected Ambient Works 85-92) and Boards of Canada (from the 2002 album, Geogaddi)  

I still have plans to do mixes of  other genres, including ambient, downtempo, tech-house, many other breakbeats, old school drum n bass, hardcore techno/gabber and specifically Boards of Canada, Autechre,Aphex Twin and old school drum n bass. It's just finding the time to do all this!

Anyways, thanks for listening to my mix. I hope you enjoy these tunes as much as I did! 

  1. I - Aphex Twin (Selected Ambient Works 85-92 1992 Apollo/R&S Records)
  2. Touching Down (feat Cleveland Watkiss) - Om Unit (Inversion 2014 Metalheadz)
  3. Machine - Chroma (Limber EP 2013 Renegade Hardware)
  4. Rain Giver - Reza (31 Records 2013)
  5. Clouds - Overlook (31 Records 2013)
  6. From Early - Fracture & Chimpo (Metalheadz 2015)
  7. Silver Blade - Dillinja (The Prototype Years 1997 Higher Ground/Prototype Recordings)
  8. Hard Food - Fracture & Chimpo (Metalheadz 2015)
  9. Grey Skies Over Chicago - Om Unit (Metalheadz 2013)
  10. Thaw - Reza & Gremlinz (31 Records 2013)
  11. Understand - Om Unit (Inversion 2014 Metalheadz)
  12. Fast Forward - Bungle (31 Records 2015)
  13. Sands (Acid Lab remix) - Asymmetric (Stark Realities EP 2015 Omni Music)
  14. Looking Back - Bungle (31 Records 2015)
  15. Perceptions & Realities (original mix) - Acid Lab (Stark Realities EP 2015 Omni Music)
  16. Shadow Boxing (Re-mastered Original Mix) - Nasty Habits (31 Records 2014)
  17. Digital - Overlook (31 Records 2013)
  18. Kobayashi Maru (original mix) - Acid Lab/Parallel (Stark Realities EP 2015 Omni Music)
  19. Future Roots - Thing (31 Records 2013)
  20. Ninel - Rado (Swarm 2015)
  21. Alone - Bungle (31 Records 2015)
  22. Therapy - Digital (Horizons Music 2014)
  23. Harmony - SR & Digbee (36 Hertz Recordings 2014)
  24. Dew Drops - Reza (31 Records 2013)
  25. Street Spirit - Overlook (31 Record s 2013)
  26. Butterfly Clan - PA (Radius 2015)
  27. Rays - Klute (Commercial Suicide 2015)
  28. My Tearz - Lenzman (feat Steo) (Looking At The Stars 2014 Metalheadz)
  29. Archive - Digital (Ingredients Records 2014)
  30. Artifact - Aquarian (Uno 2014)
  31. Over The Horizon Radar - Boards Of Canada (Geogaddi 2002 Warp Records/Music70)

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Subwayz Don't Stop Da Breakbeatz....

Subwayz Don't Stop Da Breakbeatz.....

Notes on Don't Stop Da Breakbeatz.....

This was another fantastic opportunity for me to slot in a few more of my favourite tunes into this mix! Firstly, I've been a fan of Actress, aka Darren Cunningham's work for quite a while, so it was awesome to start with the track Don't, from the 2014 album Ghettoville. Luke Vibert is one of those chameleon-esque characters within the world of dance music who has made many tracks under many different guises. Buffalo Gals by Malcolm McLaren And The World's Famous Supreme Team is a timeless hip hop classic and putting this tune in my mix was an opportunity I couldn't pass up. The album Much Less Normal by Lnrdcroy is an absolutely amazing body of work that has stayed under the radar for quite a while. I seized the opportunity to feature the track, Slam City Jam (Mix Assist Mix). Rivers Of The Red Planet, Code and The Air Between Words were some of my favourite albums of 2014. So it was awesome to incorporate Drums Of Death by Max Graef, Zenith by Answer Code Request and The Love Of Pleasure by Martyn (featuring the awesome Inga Copeland)

I'm a lifelong fan of electro, and within this genre includes some classic tracks by artists like Shannon, Joyce Sims The S.O.S. Band and by innovators like The Latin Rascals. Recently there's been one such EP that was released recently by The Galleria, (Morgan Geist) which features vocals by an amazing singer-songwriter (in her own right) Jessy Lanza. It was awesome to feature two tracks (Calling Card and Mezzanine) and also to mix in Party Girl by TB (available on the record label Permanent Vacation) which is just an outstanding track and one of my favourites of 2015.

London Grammar are an amazing band, and their album If You Wait, is one of my favourites. I've always wanted to remix one their tracks, in particular Metal & Dust. In this mix I had the opportunity to incorporate the track, Metal & Dust with another of my breaks tunes by ZPH, called Breaks Of Mediate. This may not be the remix that I've dreamed of, however I firmly believe that I have enhanced both these tunes and given them energy and gravitas. It's something that I've been very proud of.

In between and around all these tunes that I have coveted are some outstanding tunes by some of the finest contemporary constructors of breaks and many other beats like Ewan Hoozami, El Bomba, Dave Gerrard, DMX Krew, Last Magpie and finishing with another all-time favourite of mine, Left Side Drive by Michael Sandison and Marcus Eoin, aka... Boards of Canada.

I hope you enjoy listening to this mix as much as I did creating it.

  1. Don’t: Actress (Ghettoville 2014 Werkdiscs/Ninja Tune)
  2. Check Out Da Flow: Knuckle Fingerz (Neck Breakerz Vol. 1 Breakerz Banquet)
  3. Dopesmokah: Timewrap (Katakana Edits Vol 26 Katakana)
  4. Party Your Ass Off: El Bomba (Neck Breakerz Vol 1 Breakerz Banquet)
  5. Acidisco: Luke Vibert (YosepH 2003 Warp)
  6. Buffalo Gals: Malcolm McLaren (1983 Charisma)
  7. You Wanna Hear Dis: Breakerz Allstarz (Neck Breakerz Vol 1 Breakerz Banquet)
  8. High N' Mighty (dub mix): Ewan Hoozami (Goodgroove 2014)
  9. Buen Viaje: El Bomba (The Latin Lockdown EP 2015 Breakerz Banquet)
  10. Heart Of Glass: Dave Gerrard (Fused Funk Vol 4 2014 Funk Fusion)
  11. West Coast Don: Cris Crucial (Neck Breakerz Vol 1 Breakerz Banquet)
  12. Crush: 80s Child (Fused Funk Vol 5 2014 Funk Fusion)
  13. Vicious Bleebz: DMX Krew (5 Ways 2 Jack 2015 Super Rhythm Trax)
  14. Mr Body Rock: Fab Samperi & Skeewiff (The Beat Kicks Vol 2 2015 Beatnik City)
  15. Slam City Jam (Mix Assist Mix): Lnrdcroy (Much Less Normal 2014 1080p)
  16. Crystl Black (Bad Mojo remix): Kepikei (Crystl Black 2015 Top Billin)
  17. Fade To Black: ZPH (Breaks Of Mediate EP 2015 Inwave)
  18. Calling Card: The Galleria feat. Jessy Lanza (Environ 2015)
  19. Movin (edit): System2 (System2 2015)
  20. Drums of Death: Max Graef & Labuzinski (Rivers Of The Red Planet 2014 Tartelet Records)
  21. Breaks Of Mediate: ZPH (Breaks Of Mediate EP 2015 Inwave)
  22. Metal & Dust: London Grammar (If You Wait 2013 Metal & Dust Recordings Ltd / Ministry Of Sound)
  23. Mezzanine: The Galleria feat. Jessy Lanza (Environ 2015)
  24. City Girl: TB (Permanent Vacation 2015)
  25. Zenith: Answer Code Request (Code 2014 Ostgut Ton)
  26. Acid OSW 2: Turntable Actor Chloroform (Out Of Obscure 2015)
  27. Illumina: Andrew Bon Bosher (Illumina EP 2015 Bounce Kastle)
  28. 60East (original mix): Ben Egger (60East 2015 Hexa)
  29. Love Of Pleasure: Martyn (The Air Between Words 2015 Ninja Tune)
  30. Tristesse: Schizo Combat (FM Bullshit Boykott 2015 Kranke Geister Tontrager)
  31. Mirdad: Last Magpie (Influences 2014 Electric Minds)
  32. Chunky Monkey: B Phreak (Dash Fire 2015 Rump Shaker)
  33. Yuandai: Skelecta (The Big Bad Wolf EP 2015 877 Records)
  34. Maris Piper: Tsunga (Black Acre 2015)
  35. Frustration: Aggresivnes (Elektroshok 2015)
  36. Conditional: Hironimus Bosch (Whippin The 5 2015 Kiosek)
  37. It's Over: Cellardore (I'm Back 2015 Distortion)
  38. The Plant: Yonkers Tale (BNR Trax 2015)
  39. Disco Out: TheHeadcrazy THC (Rkdeeplove 2015)
  40. Werk For It: JDouble (The Album 2015 Ravesta)
  41. Scratch Central: Richard Champion (Vibe Alive EP 2015 Rinse Repeat Recordings)
  42. Fright Night (Original Mix): North Base (New State Music 2015)
  43. Tango Project: Flash Cats (On A Mission EP 2015 Propaganda Music)
  44. Left Side Drive: Boards Of Canada (Trans Canada Highway 2006 Warp Records / Music70)