the free xmas mix from ak1200 link

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please share this to as many people as possible. to me, this is the vibe thats gonna get people interested again in 2010, cos, here in america at least, it aint been good....

hope you enjoy, and happy holidays

http://soundcloud.com/djdxtreme/drum-bass-of-unknown-vol-1-ak1200

Drum and Bass Unknown Volume 1 - AK1200

TRACKLIST

1. DisasZt - Together (DC Breaks rmx) - Mainframe Recordings
2. Cause and Effect - Here For You - ???
3. Northern Lights - In and Out - Grid Recordings
4. Drumsound & Bassline Smith - Fire (Burning) - Technique Recordings
5. KG - Runaway - Viper Recordings
6. Deadmau5 - Ghosts and stuff (Subfocus rmx) - Virgin Records
7. Zen - Your Shout VIP - Grid Recordings
8. DJ Vapour - Cut Paper - 36 Hertz
9. Dirtyphonics - Teleportation - Audioporn
10. Drumsound & Bassline Smith - Law of the Jungle - Technique Recordings
11. Medicin - Mobius Strip (Tantrum Desire rmx) - Formation Records
12. John B - Numbers (Camo & Krooked rmx) - Beta Recordings
13. Empire of the Sun - We are the People (Subfocus rmx) - Virgin Records
14. Original Sin - 3000 Miles - Playaz Recordings
15. Rox - No Going Back (DC Breaks rmx) - Rough Trade
16. Basement Jaxx - Twerk (Subfocus rmx) - XL Recordings
17. Xample & Lomax - Remember - Ram Records
18. Camo & Krooked - Vampires VIP - Mainframe Recordings
19. DisasZt, Kos, and Tenchu - Raise It Up - Big Riddim Recordings
20. Original Sin - Without You - Playaz Recordings
21. Lomax - Jungle FX - Ram Records
22. Taktix - Its The Way (Serum rmx) - Apex Recordings
23. DJ SS - Black (Bladerunner vip) - Formation Records
 

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as an american i'd like to know what you mean mr 1200.


T/L looks big though, on the DL.
i mean that across the country as a whole, the market is dying. less promoters are booking dnb regularly, and in some places dubstep has completely replaced dnb, where in uk and europe, dnb is still massive, and dubstep is popular as well. for some reason, it seems, if it isnt house/trance, etc... there is not much room for many other genres to thrive together, or be booked with the same amount of enthusiasm. i think this may have something to do with, for one, the explosion of dubstep, being a new fresh thing in the scene, and two, the impression that most club goers who prefer trance and house etc, when they think of dnb, they think hard dark scary aggressive music they cant vibe to or dance to. this mix is a perfect example of ear friendly dnb that could cater to people who frequent trendier areas of music.
 

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yeah should be coming soon. definitely smashes it every single time i play it, tantrum desire absolutely spanked that remix, prob one of my fave tunes of the year and of the moment....

please forward that link on to anywhere else you can please. am trying to see how many downloads it can get in a week
 

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Big ups!

Remember some of stuff with Rob and Shadow from a few years back.

I don't think it's just a US problem, the DnB scene in UK isn't wasn't it was a few years ago (I know ppl will disagree but I'm speaking as a promoter, seen how many ppl the big names pulled in 2/3 yrs ago compared to what they get in now), not blaming Dubstep, I personally don't feel dnb has kept the progression / excitement going, that and casual club goers are always gonna want the 'next big thing'.

Dl'd the mix, and look forward to it.
 

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Big ups!

Remember some of stuff with Rob and Shadow from a few years back.

I don't think it's just a US problem, the DnB scene in UK isn't wasn't it was a few years ago (I know ppl will disagree but I'm speaking as a promoter, seen how many ppl the big names pulled in 2/3 yrs ago compared to what they get in now), not blaming Dubstep, I personally don't feel dnb has kept the progression / excitement going, that and casual club goers are always gonna want the 'next big thing'.

Dl'd the mix, and look forward to it.

hey man, thanks for the reply and perspective. not that its good to know that is happening eleswhere, but its good that its not isolated to just us here, so it strengthens my sense of purpose with getting people who normally dismiss dnb to listen to a mix like this one, which i truly feel is much more softened and appealing for people who wouldnt class themselves as dnb heads or even fans, those are the target market, the ones we need to get in the doors... big up merry xmas
 

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the 2010 new year day bump...

http://soundcloud.com/djdxtreme/drum-bass-of-unknown-vol-1-ak1200

TRACKLIST

1. DisasZt - Together (DC Breaks rmx) - Mainframe Recordings
2. Cause and Effect - Here For You - ???
3. Northern Lights - In and Out - Grid Recordings
4. Drumsound & Bassline Smith - Fire (Burning) - Technique Recordings
5. KG - Runaway - Viper Recordings
6. Deadmau5 - Ghosts and stuff (Subfocus rmx) - Virgin Records
7. Zen - Your Shout VIP - Grid Recordings
8. DJ Vapour - Cut Paper - 36 Hertz
9. Dirtyphonics - Teleportation - Audioporn
10. Drumsound & Bassline Smith - Law of the Jungle - Technique Recordings
11. Medicin - Mobius Strip (Tantrum Desire rmx) - Formation Records
12. John B - Numbers (Camo & Krooked rmx) - Beta Recordings
13. Empire of the Sun - We are the People (Subfocus rmx) - Virgin Records
14. Original Sin - 3000 Miles - Playaz Recordings
15. Rox - No Going Back (DC Breaks rmx) - Rough Trade
16. Basement Jaxx - Twerk (Subfocus rmx) - XL Recordings
17. Xample & Lomax - Remember - Ram Records
18. Camo & Krooked - Vampires VIP - Mainframe Recordings
19. DisasZt, Kos, and Tenchu - Raise It Up - Big Riddim Recordings
20. Original Sin - Without You - Playaz Recordings
21. Lomax - Jungle FX - Ram Records
22. Taktix - Its The Way (Serum rmx) - Apex Recordings
23. DJ SS - Black (Bladerunner vip) - Formation Records
 

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i think its great that you've gotten on board with this style of music, there are lots of guys in the u.s. that have allready been pushing this kind of funk for a while now. jayvon, whizard and circuit, etc. mostly the west coast. Dara always brings the funk imo- as far as holdin down the east coast goes. . But what about the guys that allready cane the shit out of this stuff and have previously been laughed at by the northamerican scene because it wasnt "dark" enough, or "crap my fucking pants step". Its good that a big name us dj is on board with this stuff publicly, (though i do know that you have been rockin the dancefloor sound since the get-go) hopefully it will shut some people up, I can't stress enough that i hope you can convey this to everyone you come in contact with in the us, which is catching on, yet still has a long way to go. ive gotta give it up to the people, the little guys, that have been playing this stuff in the us trenches for years. Don't get me wrong, i love the u.s. sound too, as well as anyone, but it seems a bit elitist as well, pushing aside sounds like these. Hopefully that will change. I guess all in all im glad that you've posted this, and at the same time i think there are lots of great dj's in the us, that wont get the same respect as you in the game, yet have been rocking it for a long time, which is b.s.

big ups on this one, big mix.
cheers.
 
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yo.... i kinda get what you are saying but again, i kinda dont. i mean, first of all, if this style was around then (before the last year or so) like it is now, i would have been playing it all along. i was never known for playing the super hard nasty stuff, i never preferred that style and barely included it in my sets. to say i have gotten on board, is kind of a slap in my face because i do not consider myself as getting on board of anything especially related to dnb. the tunes in this specific mix, this style is not a style that has been running around the west coast for years man, the whole vibe of these tunes were a sort of answer to people who said all dnb became was either super hard dark stuff or super deep light stuff or blatant novelty jump up. if anyone has been on this vibe for a while, and getting shunned for playing it , its been john b, and this is the result of where that electro, girl friendly, sick of the ladies running out the door, ode to classic balaeric house, kind of thing has now evolved. in terms of america, i would say subsonik has been most true to this specific sound, and ask him how long he has been sending me tunes to play.

look man, you can look into interviews from me dating back as far as you care to see, and any time i have ever described what i play most, are heavy rollers. for potd i was the gap between dara's jump up, and dsl's harder style, but for years, i have always played the best of what was available to me, and as you know, been doing that same dancefloor mentality since day one.

at the end of the day, the reason for this mix, wasnt specifically to big myself up and say hey this is what i am playing, it was to reach out and tell the rest of the frantic world who has given up on dnb completely or never heard of it, or cared enough to give it a go.

I have never been about trying to please existing fans, i have always been the one trying to create the new ones, so again, to assume that i have come in and jumped on a bandwagon that many other american dj's should have credit for, or wont get respect for, is absurd. if someone doesnt get the attention or the respect or whatever you think, as i do, then maybe its more to do with how much i have consistently done to work at this scene GLOBALLY since its inception, and how i have spent years pushing and developing new artists, and running labels, and playing all over the world and building a fanbase and busting my ass every waking moment trying to make sure this music doesnt completely die over here.

yeah there have been good years and there have been bad years, and i have been right there through them all. not switching to dubstep or running to electro or some other trend. you get out what you put in to this just like the rest of life, i made more sacrifice then most anyone you could ever name in america for this music, and yeah some years its paid off well, but it sure hasnt been all rosy the last few years. forgive me for being defensive, but when you say that some people who have been rocking it a long time, it sort of suggests that i am stealing someones thunder, that i am someone to walk into something and assume ownership of it...

actually man, re-reading your post, theres a few things that i dont get, but i guess thats just me, and maybe i am a bit wound up because of the holidays i have been doing nothing but trying to make sure everyone else in my life is taken care of, and have spent the last 2 weeks busting my ass on this mix and the promotion of it, and doing what i thought was all around a good thing for the scene in general, especially in the USA. you think its fun to read andy c tweet about how fun his 4 gigs on new years eve were when i sat home? if more people were truly out there pushing shit the way they should be pushing it, there wouldnt be a reason for the reply you gave in this thread. but thanking me for "finally coming around to where a lot of US heads have been coming from", is a backhanded compliment at best.

and apologies if i ripped too hard into the reply, or looked too deeply into how it was worded, but i wear my shit on my sleeve, everyone knows that. and massive respect to jayvon, whizard, and circuit, and anyone else out there doing what they do to better secure this form of music....

and in terms of this particular style of dnb music as a whole, from this mix, this is the best vibe that describes who i am as a fan of music. its where i come from. i started djing in 1989, and the biggest dance music around, aside from acid house, was balearic. classic piano riffs, floaty pads, loads of vocals, and proper feel good vibes.... thats who i am , and thats where i am from, and thats what i have always tried my best to represent.

i hope you push the mix, most importantly to those who tell you they hate dnb now, or that they think dnb is shit, those are the ones who really need to change, or "come around"

dave


ps, i have been straight up heckled for not playing hard aggro dark shit, so i guess its happened to all of us at some point... but then again, i have been approached more times asking if i was gonna be playing this techno shit all night or if i could please play some ja rule... you get me?


i think its great that you've gotten on board with this style of music, there are lots of guys in the u.s. that have allready been pushing this kind of funk for a while now. jayvon, whizard and circuit, etc. mostly the west coast. Dara always brings the funk imo- as far as holdin down the east coast goes. . But what about the guys that allready cane the shit out of this stuff and have previously been laughed at by the northamerican scene because it wasnt "dark" enough, or "crap my fucking pants step". Its good that a big name us dj is on board with this stuff publicly, (though i do know that you have been rockin the dancefloor sound since the get-go) hopefully it will shut some people up, I can't stress enough that i hope you can convey this to everyone you come in contact with in the us, which is catching on, yet still has a long way to go. ive gotta give it up to the people, the little guys, that have been playing this stuff in the us trenches for years. Don't get me wrong, i love the u.s. sound too, as well as anyone, but it seems a bit elitist as well, pushing aside sounds like these. Hopefully that will change. I guess all in all im glad that you've posted this, and at the same time i think there are lots of great dj's in the us, that wont get the same respect as you in the game, yet have been rocking it for a long time, which is b.s.

big ups on this one, big mix.
cheers.
 

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damn, dude. tell 'em how you really feel! in all seriousness, thanks so much for all the work you do, and for that post you wrote. the mix looks sick. i still bump your mixed live CD from back in 2001-ish. in fact, it's one of the first dnb mixes i bought and helped get me into the sound to begin with. keep doing what you're doing, and it's great to have someone on this side of the pond who cares so greatly about the scene, especially when i find it so fucking hard to find some place (house parties included) that will even LET me play dnb, let alone dig it.

big ups. come to chicago, why don't ya?!
 

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yo.... i kinda get what you are saying but again, i kinda dont. i mean, first of all, if this style was around then (before the last year or so) like it is now, i would have been playing it all along. i was never known for playing the super hard nasty stuff, i never preferred that style and barely included it in my sets. to say i have gotten on board, is kind of a slap in my face because i do not consider myself as getting on board of anything especially related to dnb. the tunes in this specific mix, this style is not a style that has been running around the west coast for years man, the whole vibe of these tunes were a sort of answer to people who said all dnb became was either super hard dark stuff or super deep light stuff or blatant novelty jump up. if anyone has been on this vibe for a while, and getting shunned for playing it , its been john b, and this is the result of where that electro, girl friendly, sick of the ladies running out the door, ode to classic balaeric house, kind of thing has now evolved. in terms of america, i would say subsonik has been most true to this specific sound, and ask him how long he has been sending me tunes to play.

look man, you can look into interviews from me dating back as far as you care to see, and any time i have ever described what i play most, are heavy rollers. for potd i was the gap between dara's jump up, and dsl's harder style, but for years, i have always played the best of what was available to me, and as you know, been doing that same dancefloor mentality since day one.

at the end of the day, the reason for this mix, wasnt specifically to big myself up and say hey this is what i am playing, it was to reach out and tell the rest of the frantic world who has given up on dnb completely or never heard of it, or cared enough to give it a go.

I have never been about trying to please existing fans, i have always been the one trying to create the new ones, so again, to assume that i have come in and jumped on a bandwagon that many other american dj's should have credit for, or wont get respect for, is absurd. if someone doesnt get the attention or the respect or whatever you think, as i do, then maybe its more to do with how much i have consistently done to work at this scene GLOBALLY since its inception, and how i have spent years pushing and developing new artists, and running labels, and playing all over the world and building a fanbase and busting my ass every waking moment trying to make sure this music doesnt completely die over here.

yeah there have been good years and there have been bad years, and i have been right there through them all. not switching to dubstep or running to electro or some other trend. you get out what you put in to this just like the rest of life, i made more sacrifice then most anyone you could ever name in america for this music, and yeah some years its paid off well, but it sure hasnt been all rosy the last few years. forgive me for being defensive, but when you say that some people who have been rocking it a long time, it sort of suggests that i am stealing someones thunder, that i am someone to walk into something and assume ownership of it...

actually man, re-reading your post, theres a few things that i dont get, but i guess thats just me, and maybe i am a bit wound up because of the holidays i have been doing nothing but trying to make sure everyone else in my life is taken care of, and have spent the last 2 weeks busting my ass on this mix and the promotion of it, and doing what i thought was all around a good thing for the scene in general, especially in the USA. you think its fun to read andy c tweet about how fun his 4 gigs on new years eve were when i sat home? if more people were truly out there pushing shit the way they should be pushing it, there wouldnt be a reason for the reply you gave in this thread. but thanking me for "finally coming around to where a lot of US heads have been coming from", is a backhanded compliment at best.

and apologies if i ripped too hard into the reply, or looked too deeply into how it was worded, but i wear my shit on my sleeve, everyone knows that. and massive respect to jayvon, whizard, and circuit, and anyone else out there doing what they do to better secure this form of music....

and in terms of this particular style of dnb music as a whole, from this mix, this is the best vibe that describes who i am as a fan of music. its where i come from. i started djing in 1989, and the biggest dance music around, aside from acid house, was balearic. classic piano riffs, floaty pads, loads of vocals, and proper feel good vibes.... thats who i am , and thats where i am from, and thats what i have always tried my best to represent.

i hope you push the mix, most importantly to those who tell you they hate dnb now, or that they think dnb is shit, those are the ones who really need to change, or "come around"

dave


ps, i have been straight up heckled for not playing hard aggro dark shit, so i guess its happened to all of us at some point... but then again, i have been approached more times asking if i was gonna be playing this techno shit all night or if i could please play some ja rule... you get me?
i see now how i may have come across as an as and saying that you were bigging yourself up, and thats not what i meant at all. Thoroughly, and simply, my thought is only that i think its awesome that you've made a mix such as this, and to big up alot of other guys in the u.s. scene as well for also sticking to their guns.

I also know you have always been on a natural road with the styles related to this even since before "fully automatic" which has always been an inspiration to everyone that gets sick of the same comments that you no doubt have received in more massive amounts than i could probably imagine. i was only saying that this seems to be a progression of sound that have been building for a long time, not saying that they are the same sounds, or that this is not a totally new one just that lots of things have been obviously leading to it, and its because of lots of people that its, finally happening.

I was not however saying that those people do it better, or have been doing it longer, just trying to give ups to everyone as a whole that are keeping things moving.

perhaps i shouldn't have used names, i was just referencing in my head random people that i can think of that are rocking it right now, and are down with the ez sound.

i do seem to remember saying

(though i do know that you have been rockin the dancefloor sound since the get-go)



and no doubt you've done that. also i never said that any of this music has been out for any amount of time as these are all pretty brand spanking new. i was only saying that there is alot of stuff leading up to this, and its great that some one like you, i.e. an icon in the scene, is out there playing this stuff, and not caving for the haters. which is where the "on board" comment stemmed from, however badly written.

also, though it may have sounded like i was saying that some other guys were more deserving i did not mean that at all. i was just trying to big up all the guys (and girls) that can, and do rock it regardless of the comments from the haters.

I in no way feel that you've stolen anyones thunder, and maybee i should have taken a bit more time to word my post.
but i do see how it can seem a bit crass or whatever. chock that up to writing fast, thinking fast and heading out the door.

all in all like i said before, tight mix, my friends will def be getting links/copies.

cheers.
 
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Big up mr ak1200, i always remember Danny Breaks bigging you up alot many many moons ago.

You've been in the game a long long time, respect to you mate.
 

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yes yes bro, danny one of my boys for long long time. fuck me now that its 2010, that means i known him now maybe 18 or 19 years..... fucking hell i am getting too old
 
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