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Adventures in mixing 🙂

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The Andy C experience…

Recently voted best drum and bass DJ at the National D&B Awards from The Institute in Birmingham – ANDY C! Head of RAM Records and consistently the best D&B DJ on the planet.

I just went through his Heidelberg set in April 2012 – pure magic and some huge tunes in there, plus it has a full track listing which is always useful. Here are some of the big tunes from this set which really define his style of D&B.

Heidelberg set…

Cyantific – ‘Infinity Plus One’

Calyx & Teebee – ‘Elevate This Sound’…

Loadstar – ‘Bomber’…

Major Lazer – ‘Get Free’…

Camo & Krooked – ‘Run Riot’… (this tune is huge and a stunning short film)

Mind Vortex – ‘Hot Box’…

Kove – ‘Iodine’…

Wilkinson – ‘Take You Higher’… (another huge tune from RAM Records)

Chase & Status – ‘No Problem’…

That’s about it!

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Roni Size & the Skibba – live & direct…

Mr Roni Size at the 2012 Drum and Bass Awards.

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Ok, check from the first minute for the high tempo intro and from 14:30 (Every Dog has its day…) + 35:00. And 39:30 – awesome tune. On second thoughts, just listen to the whole thing….awesome set from the legend that is MR SIZE. Tip top condition in 2012. The Skibba on MC duties.

‘Do you wanna go home – NO!’.

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Beautiful Lies – B-Complex…

Something for a little early morning wake up!

Another good one…

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DJ Fresh basically takes over…!

The sequence of tunes in the last two years, from the fast-becoming huge producer (ps sorry about the video adverts on You Tube! – stay with them – they are very worth watching/listening to)…

1) Talkbox (April 2009)

2) Gold Dust (01.08.10)

3) Louder (03.07.11)

4) Hot Right Now (12.02.12)

Listen to the sequence and marvel at the emergence of a huge producer. Founder and owner of the Breakbeat Kaos label + Bad Company.

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DJ Sticky Eyelash…!

Bloody hell – wait for 0:46 for the real skills. Amazing stuff.

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Aphrodite: ‘Bomber’ from 1995…

Another king of D&B, with another legendary tune…

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John B – ‘Pressure 2004’…

I’ve had my new mixing setup up and running for a while now but have found getting some mixing time in recently has been difficult! I’ve been steadily going through every single one of my records to weed out the old and dodgy ones! Probably 20% are going to be given away, sold or turned into a big piece of wall art!

Just come across this classic tune from 2004, originally produced in 1998. The legend that is John B. Playing this over inferior laptop or some computer speakers will not do this tune justice – plug in some decent headphones or get it on the big speakers.

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DJ Fresh – ‘Louder’…

A slow-building tune from Fresh – lots of great sunshine visuals for a January day.

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DJ Fresh – ‘Gold Dust’…

A brilliant video from DJ Fresh – Gold Dust’!!

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My Wishlist at Juno…

For posterity and for entertainment…

My Wishlist at Juno.

Just exported from Juno. This just about sums up my musical tastes right now, in terms of dance music. btw: Juno has just passed 2 million tracks available for download!

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The Skibba…!

A great D&B video with the legendary MC Skibadee (THE SKIBBA) on the mic. I really need to get back into D&B as it’s such a big part of who I am (and was). This one is ‘All Of My Junglists’, featuring Rachel Wallace.

http://youtu.be/ewquc_4cO4E

This is Skibadee and MC Fun with the massive DJ Hype, doing a little studio recording for Kiss.

http://youtu.be/S_LfmTeSN4w

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