Beastie Respond – Back To The Future

“ … a contemporary take on  80’s aesthetics, analogue synthesizers, flamboyancy and neon lights; a diverse canvas of nostalgia, audacity, luminescence, aspects and aspirations …” Beastie Respond is the recording alias of Danish producer Tobias Pedersen. He made his discography debut in 2011 for the bass music label Teal Recordings. After two singles on Teal,Continue reading “Beastie Respond – Back To The Future”

Count To Ten: Intrigue Music

“Intrigue came about from a desire to put on liquid funk nights in Bristol and showcase our sound. After a few years it developed into a record label, which was something I’d wanted to do since getting into production back in 2000.” – Ben Payne The fifteenth installment of the blog’s “Count To Ten” seriesContinue reading “Count To Ten: Intrigue Music”

Whatever happened to … Precious Material?

“… At Basement Records we also wanted the artists to sample as little as possible, to create pioneering and original material, hence the label title ‘Precious Material’. Some of the releases are produced in the studio and some are recorded live performances…”- Phil Wells reflects on the label’s ethos and purpose After a long hiatus,Continue reading “Whatever happened to … Precious Material?”

Kimyan Law Jumps The Q

“We release music we like made by people we like.”- Blu Mar Ten on the ethos of their label Intro: After experimentation with various electronic music genres, two non-d&b studio albums and a string of drum and bass releases on a wide array of prestigious labels, Blu Mar Ten marked their glorious comeback to familiarContinue reading “Kimyan Law Jumps The Q”

Tracks I Wish I’d Written (issue #3): Saint Etienne – The Sea (PFM mix)

“Down by the Sea, No-one but me, Caught in the rain, I’m free again, Stood on the pier, No trace of tears, Right back where I started from, I know that I wasn’t wrong, Right back where I started from” Saint Etienne – Down By The Sea, Continental LP, L’appareil-Photo/ReadyMade Records, Japan, 1997 This isContinue reading “Tracks I Wish I’d Written (issue #3): Saint Etienne – The Sea (PFM mix)”

Count To Ten: Timeless Recordings (’92 – ’99)

“… from a musical point of view, I always intended to release stuff that would hopefully stand the test of time, hence the label name. Having said that, I never would have thought that people would still be listening to some of it 20+ years later! It’s proper mad, but really cool, it’s made itContinue reading “Count To Ten: Timeless Recordings (’92 – ’99)”

Tracks I Wish I’d Written (issue #2): Commix – Be True

“We’re trying to push the sounds that were around in the mid-1990s, but update them … We’re keen to bring back experimentation. I think it’s something that has been lost over the past ten years. You’ve got more and more dance-floor fodder coming out. Drum and bass became about the same people for too long.Continue reading “Tracks I Wish I’d Written (issue #2): Commix – Be True”

Tracks I Wish I’d Written (issue #1): The Sentinel feat. Co-Co – Toulépleu

This is the first installment of the blog’s new series “Tracks I Wish I’d Written”. Every track that will be presented in the series has been hand-picked from my personal record collection and has had a profound impact on my musical taste. Featuring a variety of tracks across the electronic music spectrum, emphasizing mainly onContinue reading “Tracks I Wish I’d Written (issue #1): The Sentinel feat. Co-Co – Toulépleu”

Tune Of The Day #3 – Review for drumtrip.co.uk

T.Power – Prospect For Democracy – S.O.U.R. (SOUR029/TPOW001R, 1995) This is my third contribution to the oldschool specialist blog Drumtrip; a review and the background story behind the track Prospect For Democracy by T.Power. You can view the original post, as well the previous installments of the TOTD series here: In 1992, Dave Stone andContinue reading “Tune Of The Day #3 – Review for drumtrip.co.uk”

Whatever happened to … Hidden Agenda?

This is the first installment (an updated version in terms of content and structure) of the blog’s “Whatever happened to …?” article series, inspired by the eponymous Hidden Agenda album, released on the Swiss label Straight Ahead in 2000. “They’re talented boys! Fusing old-skool jazz, with a touch of the Miles stylez. They deal withContinue reading “Whatever happened to … Hidden Agenda?”