Tag Archives: Drum & Bass

Grunge Not Grunge

Artist: ALIZZZ (Barcelona, Spain)
Title: In Chains (2013)

This is as close to drum n bass as I was willing to get. Don’t get me wrong, I grew up scouring the internet for mp3s of Goldie and Doc Scott, but once I take things in that direction, it’s easy for me to get stuck. While this track features a broken beat, it has a certain quality to it that makes me think of house or techno. And that horn reminds me of acid jazz. Too bad it has nothing to do with Alice In Chains. Big thanks to Coast2c for introducing me to this one.

Portland’s DJ Panaflex has been spinning the weirdest of mixes in his bedroom since late last year. We’re proud to bring you his freshmen effort, Summer is a State of Mind. At just over 50 minutes, this mix features 17 examples of why getting a midi controller and a copy of Traktor Pro was something he couldn’t put off a second longer.

Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be sharing with you his notes on the tracks that make up Summer is a State of Mind.