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Enei – Machines LP


The long awaited debut LP from Enei has been announced! I needn’t really say much more aside from its sounding massive!

So go listen!

Bangin’ I’m sure you’ll agree, the vinyl looks set to have some wicked tracks on it too. If youre a bit of a fanatic like myself, the bundle deal is a must buy.


Loads of cool bits come with this, including an exclusive 10″ plus artwork. Dont sleep on it, theyre gonna go like hotcakes!


The Other Side LP – Symmetry Recordings – Exclusive Eastcolors Interview

Initially pegged for release earlier this month The Other Side LP on Symmetry has since been pulled from all major outlets and properly set for release on the 22nd of October. So if you didnt manage to bag yourself a copy then, you wont have too long to wait till it see’s the light of day again.

Its safe to say though that this is a landmark release for Symmetry. Being the first LP on the label to feature a broad range of artists, showcasing the likes of Ulterior Motive, Octane & DLR, Eastcolors & Prolix to name but a few, you’ll be hard pressed to find a release of this calibre on any other dnb label this year.

With a tight focus on tech funk breaks and murderous basslines this release will leave you blown away on each and every track, Break has really out-done himself here. His own contribution to this LP is awesome and I can safely say pretty much every track will be on rotation in my playlists for quite some time.

To mark this release weve got an exclusive interview with Eastcolors!

How stoked we’re you to find out you’d be on the first ever LP on breaks awesome symmetry label?

I feel really excited about that! I’m a biiiiiiiig fan of Break’s music, so I really proud to be a part of it. Be a part of legend haha 😀
Your signature sound shows a heavy Russian influence. How has the music and culture of Russia helped define your style?

Actually I don’t think Russian culture affects on my music. And I think it’s not right to split music on russian, english, asian etc. I split it on music I like and music I don’t like, no matter which nation was original author of it. But I really proud of our guys like Enei, Subwave, Electrosoul System and others, they did a lot of work to show world that russian producer can make world class music.

Who do you look to for influence when you get the dreaded writers block?

First of all, I don’t listen lot of dnb most of time, because I think it’s wrong looking for inspiration in same genre. I’m listening random electronic podcasts, dubstep mixes (not brostep skrillex crap), old rock music, watching films, playing games, walking with girlfriend. You know, sounds is around us, and you will never know what affects on you to make new tune.

Your track; ‘watch out’ feels like a natural progression from your more liquid oriented sounds into the deeper realms. It’s a banger! Can we expect more of this style of sound from you in the future?

Definitely! I started concentrate on deeper growly basses a lot more, but I still don’t want to lose tunes souls. I could make 2-3 tunes from one project, but I never do, I start every tune from scratch, and every tune is a journey you know. I really love guitars, dub chords, reggae sounds and voices etc. So you definitely can expect more same feel things in future!

Your recent release on Phunkfiction records; The dreamer EP features some collaborations with some big names in the scene at the moment. How do you find working with these other artists?

Well, these tunes are really old. I made ‘Someone To Count On’ with Owen Clarity, I think a few years ago, when he hadn’t so much big release, and made a different kind of drum and bass music, more liquid. I always loved his works and I love this tune, one of my faves of all time. About Enei’s remix, I sent the original version of ‘Go To Nowhere’ to Alex and he said just ‘Wow, I should make a remix, cuz i love it’ 🙂 We made lots of tunes with him and I enjoy our work every time!

If there was one plugin/piece of hardware you couldn’t live without for your production, what would it be?

I use three things in every tune: EXS24 sampler, NI Massive for basses and Izotope Ozone for mixing. Just can’t live without this little monsters 🙂 Not sure about hardware, because I own only that I need – sound card, studio mixer, monitor speakers. But I want to try some hardware synth like Virus or Waldorf Blofeld, or Korg Monotribe. We’ll see.

Can you give us your top 10 tracks of the moment.

Electrosoul System – Outerheaven
EastColors – Murderer
Beta2 & Pete Joseph – love finds me
Detail & tiiu – Days go by
Enei & EastColors – 2012
Break – Who we are
Enei, EastColors & Noel – Cracker vip
EastColors – Dreamer
Does Not Compute – Going down
EastColors & Noel – Moonwalker

Eastcolors – Dreamer EP (Phunkfiction Recordings)

At last this see’s the light of day! There has been talk of this EP for some time, but no movement. So happy days when it drops on a monday! 😀

Currently a beatport exclusive though 😦

But well worth the cash. Just make sure you head on over to DJ forums and bag yourself a promo code, the one I used was: Octmxmg for a cool 20% off. Which brings it in line with the normal price of a release.

Oh how I hate beatports exclusive charging structure, but I digress.

This is an excellent EP chocca full of some of the finest russion liquid sounds to grace my headphones of late, a must buy for everyone into their dnb!


Release Date: Sep 24th 2012

1. Dreamer
2. Go To Nowhere
3. Confusion
4. Poise
5. Go To Nowhere (Enei Remix)
6. Someone To Count On (ft. Clarity)
7. Infinity

Format: 12″ Vinyl Sampler & 7-Track digital bundle

Vinyl sampler http://www.triplevision.nl/release/PHUNK020/

Livity FM – Tuesday 9th Oct

Ez All,

The new spot on Livity FM is going great!

If you missed the live broadcast you can bag Tuesdays show via the following links:

Live stream: Howitzer – livity FM 09/10/12

mp3: http://media.house-mixes.com/m/Livity-fm/a33e7f07-00fc-4a2e-b357-aa37774a0c3e.mp3

Fresh Tunes

A few gems up on SC at the mo/:

Dakosa – Eleven [Amoss Remix]

freeness from Amoss? Yup, don’t care what it is, its downloading! Get it.


Billain & NickBee – Extrasensory – free track (Neurofunk grid special)

More free tunes! This ones by some seriously talented folk, dutty basslines!


Krakota – Block Breaker (Hospital Records)

Oof! Hospital!? You just keep getting murkier, I love it! I would not expect to see krakota in the clinic, but this is wicked vibes. Plus theyve confirmed sick music 3 for the 23 Nov! Win!


Soul Intent – Robo Step (forthcoming on IM:Ltd)

Local boy Soul Intent gets his face on IM’s imprint! Respect, its a wicked tune.


NickBee – New Born Star / Proktah – Wrong Way (NickBee remix) – FootPrints

New music from Zero-T’s label; footprints. He seems to be becoming very active recently from a bit of a hiatus with his label breathing again, new tunes out on dispatch, etc. Good to see some movement in this camp, Zero-T pretty much got me into dnb.


Calyx & TeeBee – Nothing I Can Say / Skank

RAM dribbling out the Calyx and Teebee previews like a leaky bucket. I cant blame them though, its gonna be a cracker!


Howitzer – Big Bertha

New track up from Howitzer!


Bit of a funky roller this one! I dig the groove, not sure about the snare though.

Anyway, comments, critique, etc all welcome. I hope you like!

Eveson – The Last Summer Of Love LP (V Recordings)

Ive been a big fan of  Eveson ever since I found liquid dnb, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen him put out a good amount of music. It was worth the wait though!

Following on from a single released earlier this year is Eveson’s debut LP; the Last Summer Of Love. Featuring the already released tracks from the single and a whole lot more, this LP features sublime production throughout its entirety, it’ll send you sailing away with your thoughts and give you a mind massage while you’re there.

It strikes me as a real work of passion, a true contrast to much of the music that hits the market  these days which makes it all the more poignant.

A definite must buy for you liquid heads!


Out now on V Recordings!