Roots of deep DNB

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  1. niksativa

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    Two mixes here:

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    Still Run Deep
    Must be something about the dark nights in the depths of winter making these mid-90s deep rollers sounding as good as ever. This mix is a selection of the deepest cuts from all the labels that represented that post-hardcore sound, including Metalheads, Moving Shadow, Creative Source, Reinforced, Prototype, Basement, Dee Jay Recordings and of course Good Looking.

    Still Run Deep

    1. Detroit - Jazz Juice (Wax Doctor + Alex Reece)
    2. In Too Deep - JMJ & Flytronix (Blame Remix)
    3. One and Only - PFM
    4. White Blossom - Basic Unit
    5. Ear Drums - Low Key Movements
    6. Touch - DJ Krust
    7. Stream of Thought - Intense
    8. Is It Love - Hidden Agenda
    9. Heaven - Splash
    10. Kloke - King Kooba (Hidden Agenda Remix)
    11. Mute (Remix) - Matrix
    12. Hooligan - Digital
    13. Blueprint - The Architex
    14. Music - LTJ Bukem
    15. Threshold - Dillinja

    http://mikusmusik.blogspot.com/2010/01/still-run-deep.html

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    Run Deeper Still

    This one is a part two to Still Run Deep. Whereas that one went through some deep dnb from the mid-nineties, this one takes in future thinking tracks from 97 up to 02. Producers such as d-bridge, instra:mental, rockwell etc have recently livened up the scene by experimenting with minimal and progressive formulas - i think the selection here could be considered part of the roots of that new dnb tree.

    Theres plenty of depth charges from the likes of M.I.S.T, Doc Scott (Nasty Habits) and Hidden Agenda - some of which have to go down as the earliest examples of the minimal dnb sound. But its not all stripped down - there are a fair few upfront but 'travelling' tracks in the mix to.

    Alongside some forgotten and more obscure gems there's also a few classics: I think Ed Rush and Optical did a lot to bring depth to the mainstream of dnb back at that time. Taking it home on my favourite Ram track, Electro Melody, and then as a bonus outro a bit of 5/4 dnb with live violin on a track by Cornwall's Prolog.

    Run Deeper Still

    Session Two - Dego
    Deep Beats - Nasty Habits
    Sub Tensions - Twisted Individual
    Devil's Advocate - Alpha Omega
    Out There - Accidental Heroes
    Neptune - M.I.S.T
    Stay - Hidden Agenda
    The Abyss - Fellowship
    Haunted - Accidental Heroes
    Technologik - State Logik
    Lose Control - M.I.S.T
    Soldiers - Krust
    Warp 1 - M.I.S.T
    Relentless - Hidden Agenda
    War Cry - John B
    Bacteria - Ed Rush + Optical
    Naked Lunch - Ed Rush + Optical
    Electro Melody - Ram Trilogy
    Bonus Track:
    She Mirrors Me - Prolog

    http://mikusmusik.blogspot.com/2010/11/run-deeper-still.html