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Neosignal ist ja eher als Drum&Bass Label der Artists Phace & Misanthrop bekannt, nun starten die beiden aber zusätzlich ein Live-Projekt unter diesem Namen. Mit “Planet Online” geht die erste Single des bald erscheinenden Albums an den Start und was die Jungs da abliefern hat nur im entferntesten mit Neurofunk zu tun. Das Video wirkt zunächst vielleicht ein bisschen low-budget es entwickelt sich aber… wait for it!
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Everywhere you go these days you’ll find yourself listening to, watching or downloading a DJ mix by anyone from random fourteen year olds in their bedrooms to the most famous of superstar DJs. But before this proliferation, before the Essential Mix, 6Mix, and the hundred and one other channels – there was Solid Steel.
Solid Steel’s 25-year history is something the team behind the show are rightly proud of, and something they intend to celebrate over this coming year. To mark such a momentous anniversary, Solid Steel have commissioned exclusive mixes from iconic artists and DJs from around the world.
This year Drum & Bass legend Goldie celebrates a remarkable 20 years as a recording artist with the release of The Alchemist, The Best of 1992-2012. To mark this impressive achievement and to highlight his work as a pioneer of British dance music, we headed down to his home studio for a special Producers House episode. Goldie talked to us about his career in music and art, and of course took us into the studio to meet his right-hand man and long serving engineer Heist. They showed us how they create music, breaking down the production and creative process behind Goldie’s first new track of 2013; “Single Petal Of A Rose.
The mix begins with a new VIP mix of Naibu’s classic “Aki”. It’s available right now from his bandcamp page. I’m not normally a fan of new mixes of old tunes, but there were a lot of good one’s in March and besides Naibu’s remix there are 3 other revamps in the mix. You can grab one of them “Vanilla VIP” by Goldie’s Rufige crew on the Metalheadz website absolutely free right now – check it. The Phantom Audio label has finally resurfaced and Digital & Spirit’s “Backlash” (the flipside to the massive “Phantom Force”) has been revisited and given a extra dollop of breakbeat and a few new twists and turns. Not wildly original, but good quality beats with a touch of class. Finally, Soul Intent pulls off the bravest remix for sometime by tackling Doc Scott’s “Paradise Lost”. This is a tune that still sounds fresh nearly 20 years after it’s original release on Reinforced Records (in 1994). With it’s distinctive machine-like snare rolls and overall off-kilter nature it might have proved too much for many producers but Soul Intent has really come up with the goods here – not just upping the tempo to match today’s norm but coming up with a genuinely fresh take on the original while maintaining the vibe. Hats off ! It’s available as a download on Volume 4 of the “Stepback Sessions”….
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