Our prayers have been answered! A goldmine of previously unreleased Optical productions from the late ninties are to be released on the ’20 Years Of Optical’ LP.
I know how frustrating it can be when you hear a production from one of your favourite producers in a DJ set that doesn’t get released so props to Optical for taking time to dig into his personal archive of DATs and old dubplates to retrieve, restore, remaster and release these rare gems from what I saw as a golden era in ‘Tech Step’ Drum & Bass.
On the LP you’ll also find a remastered collection of some of Optical’s finest productions from this era (a lot of which were not available digitally before) amounting to no less than twenty tracks.
Whether a fan or not of Optical and this particular era in Drum & Bass, I will argue that your CD collection is slipping just a little without this one in there.
The LP gets released on 26th August. Grab it!
July 2nd, 2016 | Posted by Bailey Intabeats | Filed under Events
Ever fancied going to a Drum & Bass BBQ on the rooftop of a hotel in Shoreditch?? Well, you’re in luck and guess what?.., it’s FREE to get in!
Soul In Motion is normally a free bi-weekly Drum & Bass club night held on the First and Third Wednesday of each month at Miranda underneath the luxurious 5* Ace Hotel in Shoreditch, London. Since arriving there in 2014 the event has become a staple in London clubbing.
For the BBQ, Soul In Motion have teamed up with Tanlines to bring you 7 hours of upfront grooves taking over the 7th Floor at Ace Hotel featuring Soul In Motion residents Bailey and Need For Mirrors alongside special guest DJs. Proceedings commence at 3pm on Sunday 7th of August 2016. To gain free entry, all you need do is head over to the event page on Ace Hotel website here and RSVP by adding your name and email address.
Judging by the reaction to the Soul In Motion facebook post announcing the BBQ, it’s set to be a big one.
UPDATE: Due to the high number of RSVP’s emailed in, hotel lobby and after party DJs have been added to the event. No RSVP is required for either of these rooms. Flyers below.
July 1st, 2016 | Posted by Bailey Intabeats | Filed under Audio
Remember to tune into the Official Drum and Bass Show with Jumping Jack Frost and Bailey live every Wednesday, 11pm-1am exclusive to Mi-Soul radio via www.mi-soul.com, your DAB radio or the Mi Soul apps.
Omni Trio – Soul Promenade (Crissy Criss Refix)
Duoscience – Night Traffic (Liquid V)
Brother Ft Mini M & Fats – Around The Way (U Understand Me)
Loz Contreras – Disco Kiss 2016
Kemet Crew – Screwface (The Invaderz and Innaculture Remix)
Splash – Babylon (Intanatty Remix)
Dave Owen & Jaybee & Serum – Pure Vibes
Unique 3 – Daddy Ain’t Around (Benny L Remix)
Special Forces – Babylon VIP (TEKDBZ)
Arch Origin – Obsolete (Hospital Records)
SCAR – If You Knew (feat. Naomi Pryor) (Metalheadz)
TC feat Jakes – Rep (S.P.Y VIP) (Hospital Records)
*BAILEY JAZZ & BASS MIX PART 2*
Alex Reece – Out of Time (4th & Broadway)
Peshay – Jazz Lick (Nexus Records)
Sci-Clone – Everywhere I Go (Remix) (Metalheadz)
The Ballistic Brothers – I’ll Fly Away (Junior Boy’s Own)
Studio Pressure – Fusion (Photek)
Goldie – Still Life (V.I.P Mix) (The Latino Dego In Me) (FFRR)
SP – Untitled 808
Optical – Sever! (Virus Recordings)
Optical Feat Rymetyme – Twisted (Audio Remix) (Virus Recordings)
Sci Clone – The Girl In Blue
Random Movement, Jaybee & MC Fats – You Ain’t The One
Rebel MC Featuring Tenor Fly – The Wickedest Sound (Don Gorgon Mix) (Desire Records)
A definite favourite and Jungle classic for many just got itself a new remix. ‘Screwface’ on 3rd Party Records originally produced by Brainkillers has been given the remix treatment courtesy of Inna Culture and The Invaderz . You may well remember it as a classic intro for legendary Jungle DJs like DJ Hype and Brockie during the golden era of Jungle music around 1994. Admittedly I tend to worry that anyone taking on the remix of such a classic could do it injustice. This is not the case in this instance. It’s an uncomplictaed and not overthought remix serving the glory of the original well. I’ll definitely be slipping this version into my sets when I can. Expect to this one to be released soon hopefully on the forthcoming Kemet Records album ‘Rebirth’. Pre-orders start on the 7th July.
More 2016 remixes of big 3rd Party and Kemet Records classics can be heard on their Soulclound page here.
Legendary Drum & Bass/Jungle vocalist MC Singing Fats latest EP is due to hit all good digital outlets on August 1st 2016. It’s candidly named the ‘624’ EP due to Fats’ sense of humour relating to the part loss of both his legs because of diabetes. As stated during a live recording of him performing at the Sun And Bass Festival in 2015, “I was 6 foot, I lost 2 foot and now I’m 4 foot”. The EP features collaborations between MC Fats and Squarewave, MC D.R.S, Philth, Brother, Mini M, Alibi and Serum to be released of Fats’ own U Understand Me Music record label. Check out clips below.