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

Science & Breathe present: Oxygen 30.5.2013

Infader (Hustle Audio)
St. Laurent

@ Sandro
Kolmas Linja 17, Helsinki

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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.

Radio: Drum'n'bass Show with Science Hki @ Basso Radio 05/10/2013

It's hard to believe we've been on Basso for a year, but it's true now. We did our first show exactly a year ago and I believe we've been getting better and better. At least doing this show felt really good and we had fun in the studio doing the show.
We ended up playing more liquid funk and rollers than usual, instead of playing all the deep, moody stuff, but to keep things still nerdy, VVR did a great special on a dude called Macc. Check it out.

The next time we will be terrorizing airwaves will be on 14th of June.

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Dexcell - Don't Look Back [Med School]
Artificial Intelligence, Command & Strange & Tali - Won't Say Goodbye [V Records]
Submorphics - Summer Soul [Innerground]
Pennygiles - Life Goes [Innerground]
Peshay & Natalie Reece - Fall For You [Liquid V]
Mako, Villem & Fields - Whatever, Whatever [Warm Communications]
Tobax - Mourloway [Influenza Media]
Vandera - Anandamide [Good Looking]
Urbandawn & Rotate - MTL [Celsius]
T>I - 2nd Chance [Innerground]
Skore - Snitchin [Hooverbass Recordings]
Dialogue - Won't Budge [Innerground]
Ed Rush & Optical - Slip Thru [Virus]
Dyl - Process of Creation [Turbine Music]
NateChristian - Smoke Filled Days [Fokuz]
Sunchase - Nathnennia [Utopia Music]
Keiska - Lovee Song (Keiska Remix) [mp3]
Macc & Duffah - Messier 51 [Subtle Audio]
Macc - If… [Outsider]
Macc - Be Like Water [Outsider]
Macc - Nuñez [Transmute]
Ruffstuff & Friller vs Nu Elementz - Gatts [V Records]
Furi Anga - Down Where The Whispers Scream [Silk]
Mako - I Used To Be Like You [Warm Communications]
Silent Witness & Survival - Fletcher (Abstract Elements Remix) [unreleased]
Out Of Fuel - Sneaky [Lightless]
Chroma - Intermission [C.I.A]
Hibea - White Owl (Fade Remix) [Influenza Media]
Boymerang - Where It's At? [Regal]

Tonight: Drum'n'bass show with Science Hki on Basso Radio

Yes yes, it's that time of month again, when Science Hki crew takes over the Basso Radio studio tonight at 10 PM (GMT +3).
We've got some fresh music to play from labels like Warm Communications, Med School and Utopia, and we're also doing a little special about guy who goes by the name Macc.

You can listen to us with your FM radio vastaanotin or by going to Basso website and clicking PLAY at the bottom of your browser window.

FM frequencies:

Helsinki: 102,4 Mhz
Tampere: 103,1 Mhz
Turku: 101,9 Mhz
Jyväskylä: 99,7 Mhz
Oulu: 105,4 Mhz

Basso Web Site

Science Interview: Furi Anga

We thought it's finally a great time to do a new Science interview again, and this time the victim is a Finnish drum'n'bass producer Furi Anga, who recently released an album called Omnipresence on Silk Recordings late February.

Furi Anga, or Antti Viitamäki, is drum'n'bass producer based in Riihimäki, Finland. For the global drum'n'bass scene he might be a relatively fresh name, but in Finland he's released several self-funded cdr-releases. After getting his first "official" release on Phil Source's label Vampire (a collaboration with Resound called Waterpipe), his music has been released by labels like Shadybrain, Translation and Med School.
Some could say his music like a mix of modern "minimal" drum'n'bass and 90's atmospheric drum'n'bass with a touch of idm, but that's just one of describing his style.

If you haven't yet, have a listen to the clips of the album from the player below, and view the full article to check the interview.

Chris Octane - Synthetics / Gaia's Dub [CORE001]

One funny thing about drum'n'bass is the fact that you can use nice words such as "disgusting" to describe a track in a positive way. "Disgusting" is exactly the first word that comes to mind about Chris Octane's first solo release on his own label CO Recordings.

Smartest of you readers might have already figured out that Chris is one half of the drum'n'bass duo Octane & DLR, who released an album called "Method in the Madness" last year, and also have a nice back catalogue of singles on various labels, most of them on Dispatch Recordings.
After the album the duo made an artistic decision to part ways and go solo, and now here we have an example what Octane is able to do when he's in the studio by himself.

The technical production values and attention paid to small details are high, which shouldn't come as a surprise. Synthetics is disgusting. It's filthy. It's a dirty and massive piece of modern techstep with a steppy beat, slick and tricky edits and fills, and a huge bass, which will cause some nasty bassfaces. Guaranteed to destroy a dancefloor. In a good way, of course.

The flipside "Gaia's Dub" on the other hand is completely different, and in my opinion the more interesting track on this release. It reminds me of one of my favourite producers ever, Tipper, and his glitch hop stuff. It's bass heavy, but once again has all these tiny details in the sound design department, and really has some depth in the sound and is definitely not an in-your-face track like Synthetics.

The single is out today on monday the 6th of May. There will be more releases lined up for the label later this year, and also some collaborations. I'm definitely going to keep my eyes and ears open for what Octane has to offer us in the future. This release is definitely a good start.

Science of Smoke - V Recs Tribute mixtape

Some dusty smokey late nite vinyl biz, not april fool things but pure V goodness. Let 'em rollers roll!

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01 krust - jazz note
02 roni size - only a dream
03 roni size - fresh (mask remix)
04 roni size - phyzical (ray keith vintage remix)
05 i kamanchi - stay
06 suv - bragga funk
07 die - something special
08 krust - check dis out
09 bill riley - fat man
10 scorpio - li-li
11 krust - set speed
12 roni size - fashion
13 krust - angles
14 roni size - box of tricks
15 krust - blaze dis one
16 suv - invaders
17 ed rush & optical - naked lunch
18 krust - warhead
19 roni size & die - it's a jazz thing (electric boogie mix)
20 roni size - timestretch (origin unknown remix)
21 lemon d - i can't stop

St. Laurent - All Good Looking Mix

Here's my response to this recent post by Axu. It's an all GLR mixtape I recorded back in 2008, making it one of my first mixtapes ever. In fact, I didn't even use the name "St. Laurent" back then, but just "Late". Turned out there was a dubstep artist by the same name so I had to come up with something for mixes I did later on.

Some crappy blends and not so great beatmatching here, but hey, it's all in the name of good music! There are also tracks on this mix I've gotten to forget about a little bit, making it a good reminder for me about some pure gold lurking in my record shelf. Hopefully there are some of those nice refreshments for you as well.

Go check it out at Mixcloud.

Good Looking Records

Mixes for your weekend

Yes yes. It's friday again, and I've encountered some nice mixtapes this week, so it's time to share these findings with you, our dear reader(s). This time all the mixes are drum'n'bass. No house or techno or any other crap.

Have a listen, and enjoy your weekend.

Mark Slavin - Atmospheric Session March 2013

First we have an atmospheric drum'n'bass mix from one of my favourite DJ's, Mark Slavin from Tallinn, Estonia. I'll let him describe the mix:
"A selection of mostly new atmospheric/liquid sounds, dedicated to this year's winter which is reluctant to leave and give way to the spring."

Adam Elemental - Guest Mix for BunZer0

Adam Elemental, who used to call himself just Elemental back in the day, is/was one of my favourite dubstep producers with releases on labels like Hotflush, Destructive and his own label Runtime.
These day's he's doing drum'n'bass, and his guest mix for BunZer0's show on SUB.FM showcases his new tunes and some of the stuff he's been feeling recently.
Btw, grab a free track "Lonely Planet" from his forthcoming "Exile" Ep via XLR8R.

Bop x Abstract Elements Organic Guest Mix

I don't know why is this called Bop & Abstract Elements, because Abstract Elements = Bop + Diagram.
Anyway, these guys from St. Petersburg made a dope guest mix for Organic. Check it out. It's dope.

Phuture-T presents: The Eastern Promise Audio Show, Jungletrain.net 15-03-2013

Now here's a long mix. Almost 4 hours of all kinds of cool drum'n'bass, from the last friday's Eastern Promise Audio radio show hosted by Phuture-T. From dubby steppers to dark moody vibes to badass drumfunk choppage action.

Mixes for your weekend

Hello there. I've encountered some nice mixtapes lately, and it's also friday, so it's time to do one of these posts. Party music for your weekend. Woohoo!

Fanu's Breaks 'n' Beats Podcast #1

We're starting with a brand new podcast from the one like Fanu. This is a dope tape. It contains of all kinds of cool drum'n'bass styles, but surprisingly most of it is on the more breaky side. Like. That's a really big surprise.
Der Fanumeister has written a blog post about the mix too, with comments on each track of the mix. Check it out. Hope #2 gets released soon too.

DJ Hexe - V'Ger

Next up we have a mix by a Finnish producer and DJ called Hexe from Virrat, Finland.
It's an electro mixtape, and as a fan of proper electro I was more than happy to check this out and have a listen, and it's dope. Great scifi electro all the way and 100% vinyl too. Check it out.

SSLLOOWW TAPES - ssllooww down

The last mix comes from a Melbourne-based (I think) blog called Ssllooww tapes. It's recorded by Rory McPike whose drum'n'bass tunes have appeared every now and then in our podcasts. It's an ambient/downtempo/artsywhateverhipstermusic mix, perfect for taking it easy and chilling. No tracklist yet unfortunately, but there are tracks for example from Four Tet, Boards Of Canada, Aphex Twin and local Melbourne producers, including Rory himself. Apparently part 2 is coming at some point too. Hopefully soon.

Axu - Good Looking Good mixtape

I was browsing through my HD and found a GLR tribute mixtape I made 5-10 years ago with a shoddy mixer that had EQ slides instead of knobs and a crackling headphone socket. Good times even though a bit pain in the ass, the process of making this mixtape also taught me a thing or two about fixing broken mixers.

Download here! (open the post for tracklisting)

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