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About admin

Love music (metal,rock,electronic,noise, etc etc ) in general and spend most freetime at the weekends listening. Mostly on bandcamp where I can usually hear the whole thing. Decided to make this portal/blog to take me away from bandcamp now and again, its addictive,and I always spend more than I can really afford to.

Halftime Mix Jan’19

Halftime simply refers to 85bpm (half of 170) and strictly speaking doesn’t mean a style or type of dnb.
However, a lot of 85bpm tracks, probably more so in the earlier days had a somewhat minimal sound, primal and often tribalistic rhythms. So a lot of ppl in dnb including myself, use the halftime term to refer to this style of dnb, tracks being 85bpm is irrelevant, just so there’s no confusion!!
I’ve watched this mix more times than most, not because its a great mix or anything, just simply because a few of my favourite tracks (in this style) are in it.

Scepticz – The Host (Free DL)

Smooth vibes from this free track (thx!) from dutch producer Scepticz, enhanced by those eastern sounding vocals, usually found on more trancey records.

Kaos aka Dub’l C (Free DL)

Stumbled across these while listening to some new releases on the french labels.Not new or anything (2012 and earlier) but it’s ragga jungle that fits my pocket atm, ie free! Some groovy mixes and dubs especially on the Radio Kaos compilation.

Not much soundcloud activity, 2 years ago, but then again I hardly use that site either. Art Authentik has french vocals but everything else is in english.

Psytrance

Haven’t really listened to much in the way of psytrance for a long time. This playlist is only coming on this site for a short time (no adverts here unlike youtube, thats the main reason lol). Those concerts have grown just a lil bit since I was at one, I can tell you.

 

Miss Red – K.O. Dubplates

Big thx to the Pressure label for these freebies.

From the labels page :
“It’s been a thrill to start up the PRESSURE label in 2018.
Beginning with my FLAME 1 collab with the incredible
craftsman Burial, via Miss Red’s reign of fire, and ending with
Jamaica’s dread poet Nazamba, and Japan’s underground militants G36,
it was truly a pleasure to globally spread the dub, dancehall, bass and dirt…

I decided to pass these dubplates (which had previously only exclusively featured fleetingly on my FACT magazine ‘PRESSURE’ mix), as my way of saying thx to all those that have supported my label throughout the year, and my club nights that inspired me to set up the label…
Right now, with so much dull club music clogging up eardrums and charts, its a joy to spread these fierce, feral fresh, dubplates.”

Major props to Trigga and Jamakabi for becoming PRESSURE fam…
And large thx to Nick Sayers for the Miss Red cover pic.
Lastly big bug hugs to Abdullah, Matt and Conal for the invaluable help…
credits
released December 19, 2018

Ill Truth – Stressed Out / Real Talk (2019 single)

Of the 2 tracks, real talk has a nicer flow for me. Anything by these guys usually jumps the listening queue. A lot of good dnb tracks/releases over the past few weeks too. For the moment, might aswell concentrate on the ones that match my wallet size lol Lots of good dj mixes and sets that’ll keep my ears busy too.

Might treat myself to 1 or 2 eps this wkend,  but next week I need to knuckle down n get busy with more urgent needs.

Practically spend whole weekends listening to music on Bandcamp.

A slight addiction you might say. But I have never enjoyed listening to music as much as I do now. I do buy a lot but at a guess it’s probably about 20% or so of the stuff I actually like. I’ll usually buy the cheapest things first, that way I can buy more. Stuff I’m not sure about (maybe another listen) go into the wishlist.

For the past few years I’ve been on bandcamp it hasn’t changed much. The core features are very good but so much scope for improvement. Playlists? User defined sections, maybe simple tabs? Had to create a second account to try and keep the dnb stuff seperate.

Haven’t spent a lot of time on this site so far but thinking about what I can do to improve it.