Neon Loneliness: Inside Eschaton & Parallel’s ‘PM:AM’ LP

“Reflective, haunted by something and praying for absolution, then realizing that you had the power to change it all along” In the last decade, the rapid advancements in technology effectively changed the channels of publishing and promoting music. A plethora of artists and smaller net labels emerged to fill in the new creative space, asContinue reading “Neon Loneliness: Inside Eschaton & Parallel’s ‘PM:AM’ LP”

A Thousand Beautiful Things: Inside the Blu Mar Ten albums

“Musically it’s the same button we’ve been pressing since day one, trying to find that particular and delicate place between sadness and hope. We rarely find it, exactly, but we come close sometimes. It’s like what they say about jazz players, always trying to find the ‘lost chord’ …”  – Interview for UKF, November 2016.Continue reading “A Thousand Beautiful Things: Inside the Blu Mar Ten albums”

Count To Ten: Secret Operations

Secret Operations is an eclectic record label launched in 1999 by the prolific Swedish drum and bass artist Sebastian Ahrenberg, widely known to the electronic music circles as Seba, but it was not until 2004 that the label picked up pace with a consistent release schedule. The label was named after the homonymous club nightsContinue reading “Count To Ten: Secret Operations”

Count To Ten: Future Engineers

Lee Batchelor and Keir Cleminson are Future Engineers, a Glasgow based drum and bass production outfit, best known for their music that was released by LTJ Bukem’s Good Looking Organisation between 1999 and 2003, and also for the progressive, dance floor friendly DJ sets that they have performed across Europe. They released their seminal 12”Continue reading “Count To Ten: Future Engineers”

Godisnolongeradj in association with Audio Theory Records present: “Enter the Deep Side”

Intro The last few years, drum and bass has achieved an unprecedented popular expansion, appealing to wider audiences and receiving support and radio airplay by many non-drum and bass djs and radio producers as well as hitting top spots in the music charts. Going in circles, from the early hardcore/breakbeat days to contemporary drum andContinue reading “Godisnolongeradj in association with Audio Theory Records present: “Enter the Deep Side””

Blu Mar Ten Jump the Q

Jump the Q A mini-interview with 22 short questions (some personal, some tricky) looking for equally short answers, addressed to artists, producers, promoters, djs, friends and affiliates of the blog in general. Today Chris Marigold of Blu Mar Ten Jumps the Q Let’s get started: Set 1: The man behind the mask

Whatever happened to …?

It‘s been almost two decades since the birth and evolution of the jungle/drum and bass music (will be referred to as jdnb onwards). Many artists and labels have marked indelibly the development of this musical genre with their work, vision and ethos, establishing jdnb as a dynamic and pioneering movement in the electronic dance musicContinue reading “Whatever happened to …?”

Memoirs Of a Vinyl Junkie – part 2

Tuesday morning, October 1993 09:50 He is staring anxiously at the classroom clock counting the nanoseconds. It’s almost 10 and in about an hour or so the boxes with the new releases at the record store downtown are bound to open. There is no way he can make it before 2, unless he skips theContinue reading “Memoirs Of a Vinyl Junkie – part 2”