Datapusher was good enough to send over another excellent Drum and Bass mix just in time for the weekend. The mix is full of smoothed out DNB on the liquid tip… super melodic, dreamy, spaced out… AWESOME! This might be my favorite mix that he has sent over thus far.
Be sure to check out Datapusher’s podcast at http://datapusher.podomatic.com. He has informed me that he has quite a few new episodes on the way. From Breaks, to old-school, to DNB… he’ll have you covered.
My good friend Datapusher over at Trans:verse Records was cool enough to send over a mid month posting for May. His set is full of spacey drum ‘n’ bass… some with a jazz influence, some with a deeper, darker, edgier feel. Just in time for the Memorial Day weekend. Great Set!
Enjoy! Here is the tracklist…
01. Atlantic Connection- Situations (Zero T Remix)
02. Break- Out Of Nowhere
03. Stress Level- Waves (Survival Remix)
04. Electrosoul System- Moving In Transit BCee (Lomax Remix)
05. SpectraSoul- Alibi (Break Remix)
06. Komatic- Untold Stories
07. Steo and ZeroT- Refusal (Calibre Remix)
08. Alix Perez- Melanie
09. Lenzman- Mesmerized
10. Electrosoul System- With You
11. Lenzman- Ever So Slightly
12. Lomax- Metal Flange
13. Alix Perez and Youthman- Promise Land
14. Redeyes- Soul Brother
15. Cain Mos and Dabs- Relieve
16. Decem- True Lies
Well it looks like Datapusher over at Trans:verse Records must have enjoyed slowing down the tempo on his decks for the “Chill With The Chola” podcast because he has sent over a sequel to his Dubventure downtempo mix! This works out perfect for me because I would have really been pushing things to try to get a new podcast out by the ninth. Keep your eyes open for a set mid month by “yours truly,” I will try my best to deliver one to you. If not, I will see you next month. 😉
This month’s downtempo podcast is the second installment of Datapusher’s wildly popular “Dubventure.” There was a huge response to the first episode and I am glad that Datapusher has decided to put together another mix for us. It is another hard-hitting, IDM/ Electronica, bass heavy, intelligent-glitch experiment in to the world below 130bpm’s.
When I asked Datapusher to explain what he was shooting for with this set, he responded…
“I was shooting with a ’12 gauge pump action’ for bass heavy, mid tempo breaks tracks, bridging the gap between downtempo and bassline style breaks.”
Well, I would say that he has certainly accomplished that!
This set reminds me of those “eyes-half-opened” after-parties spent in dark dens after a full night of clubbing. It is a moody journey in to the sofa surfing universe.
Somewhere between full blown breaks or house music, and, what we might consider “downtempo,” there is an extremely intelligent sub-genre of music created almost exclusively for “the transition.” This music is not quite the club music that you were dancing to earlier in the evening, or, the more acoustic sub-genres of downtempo/ chillout that you want to enjoy when you awake, have a beer, and start that BBQ on a Sunday. However, it certainly serves a distinct purpose and there are some amazing artists working in this realm.
This is a sub-genre of downtempo music that I hardly touch these days. Datapusher can still rock the dance floors, I stick to playing sets for the couches, dinners, and bedrooms. 🙂
Datapusher starts his set off with an extremely “busy” set of tracks and slowly moves you towards a calmer place. When the set ends, the stereo almost begs you to wake up, put on some bossa, nujazz, or funk, and, get that BBQ started. Great job Datapusher!
This month I am kicking off a new idea for the “Chill with The Chola” podcast, an exclusive mix by a guest DJ released mid-month! While I do not plan for this to be a consistent thing, from time to time, I would like to feature guest DJ’s by posting their mixes between regular episodes of the podcast.
To get things started, my good friend Datapusher from Trans:verse Records and NuBreaks.com has dialed down the typical tempo on his decks to bring us an exclusive downtempo mix that he recorded live! As the title suggests, his set is an adventure in Dub, is beat driven, glitchy but intelligent, and bass HEAVY. This is something completely new for this podcast!