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Radio: Drum'n'bass Show with Science Hki @ Basso Radio 08/09/2013

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Here's the latest monthly selection of deep drum'n'bass and stuff. This time with Axu, St. Laurent and Trisector in the studio, and this month we decided to do a little artist special about a guy called Nebula. And a little different classic tune in the end of the show this time.

Next time we'll be on air on Friday the 13th of September.

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Tracklist:

01 InZtance - One Step Closer [Free DL]
02 ST Files - Eric Bristow [Exit Records]
03 Minor Rain - Monoscope [Translation Recordings]
04 Fields, Hydro, Mako & Villem - Celestine [Symmetry Recordings]
05 Asymmetric - Freak [Architecture]
06 Shanie - (You're Gonna) Miss My Face (Dillinja Remix) [Cyba]
07 Dillinja - Warrior Jazz [Metalheadz]
08 Ulterior Motive & Code 3 - Yeti [Symmetry Recordings]
09 Daat - 5D [Jungletrain]
10 Abstract Elements - Erpeh [Respect Records]
11 Data - Sprawl (Linden & Blocks Remix) [Horizons Music]
12 Dillinja - Growler [Hard Leaders]
13 Andy Pain & Z Connection - Dive Ruv [Interactive]
14 Lion.UK - Surrender [119 Sound]
15 Survey - Away [Protect Audio]

-- Artist Spotlight: NEBULA --

16 Nebula - Chords Of Sorrow [Subtle Audio]
17 Nebula - Ice Sculptures [Outsider]
18 Nebula - Hidden Oasis [Subtle Audio]
19 Nebula - Destiny [Scientific Wax Retro]

20 Frederic Robinson - Theme Park [Blu Mar Ten Music]
21 Synkro - The Way [Exit Records]
22 Fracture feat. Dawn Day Night - Sick Wid It [Exit Records]
23 Addison Groove & Sam Binga - Ol Man EK [50 Weapons]
24 Meddler - Clear [3Flow Recordingz]
25 Klute - We R The Ones (Ulterior Motive Remix) [Commercial Suicide]
26 Andyskopes - True Human Emotion [Utopia Music]
27 Stray - LA Zoom [Exit Records]
28 Stranjah - G Money [Free DL]
29 Toasty - Skinny [Destructive]

This weeks new releases: Utopia Music, Symmetry, Translation, Exit

There's a lot of good new drum'n'bass floating around, so we thought we'd cover a tiny fraction of the good stuff that's out now. Here are some new singles we thought were worth a mention.

Andyskopes - True Chord Redux VIP / True Human Emotion [Utopia Music]

Hailing from the stables of Utopia Music, Andyskopes must've felt that something essential was missing from 2013. To fix this void, he went all the way down the road to his chop shop and returned with two numbers filled with relentless drumwork.

The A-side, labeled 'True Chord Redux VIP', starts up with long lush pad intro that makes possible to switch pace inside a mix, brings forth properly crafted choppage with interesting palate of drumfills and finishes the soup with a gnarly second drop that would make papa Equinox and whole team Inperspective proud.

B-side, 'True Human Emotion', is an eerie atmospheric number that offers a first drop causing an instant knee-jerk reaction to all the fans of 'punchy-ballsy-ouchy-me-nutsy' track starts.

The recipe is quite similar to the A-side but a tad darker and grittier, amen sound is proper dusty and effects squeeze the last bit out of the chop storm. Second part throws in nice little ravey touches and progresses eventually into something bit brighter.

Break / Fields, Hydro, Mako & Villem - Music Is Better / Celestine [Symmetry]

Run by Break, it shouldn't come as a surprise Symmetry Recordings is once again pushing out a smashing 12".

The A side, "Music Is Better" by Break himself, could be categorized as a dirty yet soulful dancefloor roller. My feet started moving pretty much instantly. If a bad thing has to be said, it does start to sound a bit like most of the rollers that have been released from him lately. Then again, it works very well. If it ain't broken, don't fix it, eh?

The B side by Fields, Hydro, Mako and Villem (that is a whole bunch of artist to list!) is called "Celestine". Compared to "Music Is Better" this one's much deeper and heavier in a sense. For me this one's the better tune of these two. It's got this nice rolling vibe with some of those nice rhodes (?) being thrown in to add some of that mystical atmosphere to compliment the crunchy bassline.

SYMM14 is available pretty much everywhere you would expect it to be (for those who haven't given it a thought, head over to Redeye Records for the vinyl or Digital Tunes for the digital release).

Minor Rain - Biomechanics / Monoscope [Translation]

Translation is one of my favourite labels and Minor Rain is one of the hottest "new" producers at the moment, and when these guys team up, the result is a damn good single.
Biomechanics is a deeper track with wide atmos and idm'ish clicks'n'crackles drum programming, while the "flipside" is a more "tradinitional" drum'n'bass track with breaky drums and a growling, yet subtle bassline.
You can get the tunes from Translation's Bandcamp site or any good digital store.

V/A - Mosaic Vol 2 [Exit Records]

Here's something we've been waiting for a while to drop: the follow up to Mosaic vol 1 compilation album that was released some time ago on Exit.
The release kind of caught me by surprise, as i was somehow thinking the release date was supposed to be much later. I haven't actually listened to the album yet either, so I'm a victim of the hype. I've only been drooling over the preview clips on the Soundcloud page. There are definitely some damn good tunes on this album.

Frederic Robinson - Theme Park / Off Topic [Blu Mar Ten]

Ok ok, this one was released a week ago, but we thought this could be worth writing about anyway. This is Frederic Robinson's first single from his forthcoming album "Mixed Signals", which will be coming out later this year on Blu Mar Ten Music. These tunes don't exactly fall to the category of dj friendly bangers, they actually sound like music.
This single really made me look forward to the album.

Words by Axu, St. Laurent & Trisector

Radio: Drum'n'bass Show with Science Hki @ Basso Radio 07/12/2013

Yada yada yada and all that stuff. Here's our last week's show on Basso Radio. Includes Summer sounds and some other nice things too. We're airing next time on 9th of August.

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Lé tracklist:
Makoto feat. Paul Randolph - You've Got Sumptin' (Sinistarr Remix) [Human Elements]
dbAudio - 1971 [Innerground Records]
Critycal Dub - Deep Motion [V Recordings]
Anile - All This Time [CIA Deepkut Dub]
Sinistarr & Kiat - Black Diamonds [Hospital Records]
Chris Inperspective - Biffy's Not Here [Inperspective]
Amit - Pripyat [Commercial Suicide]
Mark Pritchard - Manabadman feat. Spikey Tee [Warp Records]
Direct Motion - Part Of Me [Diffrent]
The Chemical Brothers - Alive Alone [EMI]
Sinistarr - I Am Not Invincible [Non60]
Snow Ghosts - Secret Garden [Houndstooth]
Chimpo - All Over [Soul:r]
Kove - Gone [Program]
Chimpo - Buzzin feat. Dub Phizix & Skeptical [Soul:r]
Prizna - Fire (Splash VIP remix) [Labello]
Naphta - Soundclash Part I (Long Time Burning Mix) [Lightless Recordings]
DJ Food - Scratch Yer Hed (Squarepusher remix) [Ninja Tune]
DJ Hybrid - What You Gonna Do [36 Hertz Recordings]
Principal - Come Down [24 Karat]
Die - 1000 Soul Songs (Break Remix) [Gutterfunk]
Spirant - Alias Grace [Blu Mar Ten Music]
Noetic Nodus - Sukhoy Nos [Dub]
Sinistarr - Scripted [Inperspective]
Squarepusher - Come On My Selector [Warp Records]

This weeks new releases: Chimpo, Jungletrain, Break & Detail

Chimpo - Frontline EP [Soul:R]

I wasn't exactly familiar with Chimpo's work apart from "Headtop" by him and Enei, but I sure am now. Frontline EP is a great drum'n'bass EP from the Manchester based MC/producer/DJ. The biggest track from the release might be Buzzin' which features bass heavy and dark beats by Dub Phizix & Skeptical and a kick ass music video, but I have to say my favourite from the ep is "All Over" which is a nice blend of some old school atmospheric jungle style pads and more modern drum machine like beats.
It also tells something about the high quality of this release, that the weakest point from it is Calibre's remix of Frontline, which isn't actually bad at all, but just the least interesting track of the 4.

V/A - Conductors Volume 1 EP [Jungletrain Recordings]

Our favourite online drum'n'bass/jungle radio station, Jungletrain, has launched their own label which is called surprisingly Jungletrain Recordings.
The idea of the label is to showcase the diversity of the station and all the releases will be tracks written exclusively by Jungletrain dj's.
Conductors Volume 1 EP does exactly that, as the sounds range from from the stripped halfbeat sounds of Daat's "5D" to mental amens in Mantra's "Sign Off" and militant drumfunk choppage of "Art is a Strange" by Fada.
A great all-round release with 4 solid tracks.

Break / Detail ft. Tiiu - Steam Train / Days Go By [Symmetry]

Symmetry's latest release gives us tracks from the label boss Break and from Ukrainian youngster Detail.
"Steam Train" is a heavy roller that moves forward like.. well.. a steam train and will definitely destroy any dancefloor, but in my opinion this release is all about the melancholic vocal roller by Detail & Tiiu (no, not the finnish Tiiu Helinä).

There is a reason for why Detail has been very busy releasing music on various labels recently: the tunes are fucking good.

The Soul:R & Symmetry releases are out now in all good record stores and digital download stores, and you can get the Jungletrain EP from the label's bandcamp site.

InZtance - "This Is Where" / "What Must I Do?" [THRU001] + Free Download

Villem "InZtance" Hion, an Estonian drum'n'bass producer these days based in London, launched his own label Through Sounds this week. The label uses the same name as his self-funded debut album he released in Estonia in 2007, and since that album he has released music on labels like Med School, Vampire and Hustle Audio.

The first release just dropped yesterday, and it features tracks from InZtance himself.
The A-side "This Is Where" is a stepping dancefloor drum'n'bass track with some uplifting brass stabs, chunky drums and a dirty bassline. The "flip", if you can use that word about a digital-only release anyway, is a track called "What Must I Do?" which is rolling techy drum'n'bass track with some great atmospheric sounds. And it has chipmunk vocals too.

But that's not all. You can also get a free track from the label boss called "One Step Closer". All you need to do is go like the label's facebook page, click "free track" and you'll have this monster of a track downloaded to your hard drive in no time.

You can check out all the tracks from the soundcloud players below, and buy the first 2 tunes from your favourite mp3 store. Keep an eye on the label btw, there might be some collaborative efforts by yours truly released in the future too.

Radio: Drum'n'bass Show with Science Hki @ Basso Radio 06/14/2013

Here's the last Basso D&B Show with Science Hki, with an artist feature about a guy called Artemis, and some old and new deep tunes and other cool stuff, and a great classic tune in the end picked up by VVR. Check it.

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Tracklist:
Snow Ghosts - Murder Cries [Houndstooth]
Fanu - Poltergeist [Lightless]
Paradox - Marxism [Paradox Music]
Heavy 1 & Key - Prison [Yabai84]
Fistfunk - Raindance [Lightless]
Unknown Artist - Le Singe (Om Unit remix) [Cosmic Bridge]
Seapoint - Euvolemic [Be Yourself Division free mp3]
MoonDoctoR - Thru The Fire [119 Sound]
Alix Perez feat. Two Inch Punch - Broken Heart [Shogun Audio]
Inztance - What Must I Do [Through Sounds]
Emperor - She Said [Critical Music]
Detail - Eight [22:22]
The Untouchables - Herbsman Dub [Translation]
Mikal - Kick Back [Rooted]
Mav - Orbiting The Earth [Scientific]
Spectrasoul - I was 10 [Shogun Audio]
Artemis - Elysian Fields [Good Looking]
Shogun - Nautilus [Renegade]
Artemis - Desideradi [Good Looking]
Artemis - Silver Dawn [Earth]
Genotype - Further Searching [Exit]
Felix K - C1 [Hidden Hawaii]
Marcus Intalex - Steady [Soul:R]
M.Zine & Skepticz - Point Of No Return [Dispatch]
Joe Seven - Untitled Monotron [Exit]
4Hero - We Who Are Not As Others [Talkin' Loud]

Mako & Villem ft. Fields / Mako - Whatever, Whatever / I Used To Be Like You [WARM024]

It's relatively rare that only half of the year has passed by and you already know that a track you hear is going to be in the top releases of the year. 'Whatever, Whatever' by the power trio Mako, Villem and Fields is one of those tunes.

It's a very well composed mix of liquid vibes and old school jump up with a slice of some good old jungle music. The great thing about this track is that it will fit almost any situation. It works well on air, it works well in a bar and it works even better in a fully booked night club.

We've seen this tune make people go crazy on the dancefloor. And it's no surprise. Once the bass kicks in, not only will jaws drop, but the well crafted breaks will also get the listener completely lost in the music.

What makes this release even better, is that there is a great flipside to compliment the A side, "I Used To Be Like You" by Mako. The tune is more stripped and less hectic than "Whatever, Whatever", but still has some power to it. The atmosphere is quite smoky and even a bit melancholic, and there's some really great work with the detailed atmospherics and sound effects.

From this release the flipside here might be the one that endures more listening than the A-side, but so far "Whatever, Whatever" is definitely one of the biggest tracks for us this year.

Definitely a buy on sight release from the Texas-based label Warm Communications. Available both on vinyl and in digital formats.

Words by St. Laurent & Trisector

Radio: Drum'n'bass Show special with Fanu, Trisector & VVR @ Basso Radio 05/24/2013

Yes yes. Here's our last week's special show. We ended up playing a lot of Finnish drum'n'bass, and obviously a bunch of tunes from The Breakbeat Sound Of Finland album.

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Mako, Villem & Fields - Whatever, Whatever [Warm Communications]
Quadrant & Iris - Sparse VIP [Avantgarde]
Mineral - Living The Dream (Esc & Subsense remix) [Lightless]
Alpha Omega - Formants [Unreleased]
Paradox - Legacy [Paradox Music]
Senses - Her Smile [Bassbin]
Plug - Scar City [Ninja Tune]
Dharma - Dopeonology [Straight Up Breakbeat]
Muffler - Perfect Numbers [SighCo]
Resound - DSP [Translation]
Dak - Ovi A Re-Opened [Lightless]
Fistfunk - Persona [Lightless]
Dejaru - Blackmask [Alphacut]
Noetic Nodus - Unyielding [dub]
Trisector & Infader - Chaos Engine [Lightless]
Out Of Fuel - Sneaky [Lightless]
Ben Kama - Backbone [Dub]
Fanu - Defunct Drums Depression Decade [Offshore]
Nuance - Amalthea [Covert Operations]
Resound & Motive Within - Parallel Paths (Trisector remix) [Unreleased]
Fistfunk - Tetsuo [Lightless]
Physics - Revolution [Telluric]
Paradox - Arcane [Esoteric]
Grimm - Fire [Future Thinkin]
Seba & Paradox - Planets.. Stars.. [Freak]
Photek - Minotaur [Science]

The Breakbeat Sound Of Finland Volume 1 release party @ Darkside 01/06/2013

Lightless Recordings & Science Hki proudly present:
The Breakbeat Sound Of Finland Volume 1 release party 01/06/2013

@ Darkside Club
Perhonkatu 6, Helsinki
Tickets 5€
21-03

Performing:

Recue (Live)
Esc
Defo
Fanu
Matic
Noetic Nodus
Trisector

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The Breakbeat Sound Of Finland vol 1 is a compilation of breakbeat music from some of Finland’s most promising producers. Out on June 1 as a digital Lightless release through all outlets.

To celebrate the release we're having a release party at Club Darkside with music played by people whose tunes are also featured on that album and also the head honcho of Lightless Recordings, Fanu. Soundsystem is provided by Gwan Positiv, so there will be BASS.

You can check the clips from the soundcloud player below, and buy the album from your favourite digital music supplier.

Science & Breathe present: Oxygen @ Sandro 30/05/2013

Science & Breathe present: Oxygen 30.5.2013

Infader (Hustle Audio)
Axu
St. Laurent
Trisector
Vvr

@ Sandro
Kolmas Linja 17, Helsinki
21-02
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This might come as a surprise to.. well.. no one really, that we won the epic drum'n'bass battle at Sandro last february and as a result we're hosting our new collaboration night at Sandro.
The guest dj of the night will be Infader, who promised to play some deeper bits this time.

The thursday night event will be great warm up for the weekend which will be busy drum'n'bass wise, as the Breathe crew also have their Ingredients night at Pueblo on friday and on saturday there's going to be a release party for The Breakbeat Sound Of Finland Vol 1 compilation album which will be released on Fanu's label Lightless.

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