Hailing from South London, J Swif began as an MC in 1994 at the age of 15 honing his skills on various Pirate and Internet Radio stations before settling on London’s world renowned Kool FM in 2005. J Swif later went on to become a resident MC at Jungle Splash, Dekefex, CASC (France). No stranger behind the decks J Swif drops a BIG DNB guest mix on us for this episode. Peep his online magazine Drum And Bass HQ for access to more mixes, news and interviews.
This time around we bring to you a wicked new jungle/drum and bass mix from DC. This delicious new mix from Tradecraft comes with plenty of unreleased dubs, jungle riddims, and DnB rollers – all spun up together with precision madness. This DC based deejay producer has released tunes with the likes of Faction Digital, Elm, and Exiled. Prepare to be melted away with the lush and deep vibes of Tradecraft. Piacere di conoscerti!
We’re kicking-off 2016 with a couple of TF stalwarts. On this episode Jangala DJ and Kinetiks MC throw down a live vinyl set for our listeners. This set is packed to the brim with fresh tunes from the likes of Skeptical, Riya, Villem and Eastcolors. DC native Kinetiks MC graces the mic with his freestyle lyrics for a little added syncopation.
It all started with a wonderful little liquid tune from Patife’s set on La Cinta which if you haven’t heard means you’ve been slacking big time. Once we deconstructed the set one tune at a time, All I Mac by Mario Andre, stood out and so tracked down Mr. Andre and hit him up for a set. Mario Andre hails from Sao Paulo, a hotbed of the funkiest dnb on the planet, and has crafted a delicious set that starts out smooth as silk and finishes up by leaving you with your hands in the air. He’s got a bunch of other mixes you can check out on soundcloud. Peace!
Alas we return from a long hiatus and to make up we present a very special mix from one our favorite producers/deejays – Mixmaster Doc. We have learned that he has been busy since his last album (That Now) and will be soon releasing some new beats with Random Movement and some other solo bits on Fokus. If that’s not enough he also has a couple albums in the works so stay tuned. For the time being we have this amazing mix representing all dnb flavors with some brainsurgery-precise mixing. We hope the wait was worth it. You can check Doc’s soundcloud page for new beats and mixes. Laters.
For the last mix of this roller coaster ride of a year I’ve put together a very special selection of beats from all the worlds of Drum and Bass – strictly vinyl. The mix starts out slow and minimal with tunes from Dillinja, Fracture & Neptune and FD. After this intro the mix gradually builds up in momentum and complexity with the likes of Need for Mirrors, Foreign Concept, and LSB. Thanks for listening!