Tuesday, February 10, 2015

RQ - Shimmer / Traces

Enigmatic Kiwi, RQ, makes his first but hopefully not last appearance on BMTM. Following his glitchy outings on Samurai & Auxiliary and his own fledgling label DAWN, RQ has brought us two beautifully textured pieces that strongly recall Logical Progression-era Good Looking Records.

The mutant child of Photek’s classic ‘Rings Around Saturn’, Shimmer blends classic jazz chords with glittering bells and pianos before injecting lovely, wobbly bass notes all over the shop.

A new definition of ‘slow burner’, RQ takes us back to the days when we were made to wait 4 minutes for a tune to pay off. Traces’ Autonomic opening styles eventually give way to a majestic, cruising amen, elegantly laced with cavernous pads and pitched vocals.

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Monday, February 09, 2015

Episode 74: Subvert Sessions Podcast | 170BPM [August 2014]

Twitchy drums and booming baselines make a return in this installment of the Subvert HQ Podcast. Episode 74 features nearly an hour's worth of music that takes in almost everything from the drum 'n' bass spectrum. We hope you like it as much as we do.

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Track list:

01. Pharrell Williams - Happy (Makoto 170 Edit) [FREE]
02. Bungle - You and Me (Villem Remix) [IM:LTD]
03. Utah Jazz - We Rise We Fall [Spearhead]
04. BCee - Back To The Street (Nu:Tone Remix) [Spearhead]
05. Utah Jazz - You Walked Away [Spearhead]
06. Utah Jazz - Clarity Of Thought [Spearhead]
07. Nookie - A Drum A Bass and A Piano (Furney Remix) [Phuzion Digital]
08. BCee - Make You Mine [Spearhead]
09. Technimatic - Looking For Diversion [Shogun Audio]
10. Technimatic - Like A Memory [Shogun Audio]
11. DBR (UK) and MTWN - Hoodz Up [Translation Recordings]
12. SB81 - Blueprints [Metalheadz]
13. Eveson and Halogenix - Grey Dawn [Ingredients]
14. Tokyo Prose - Ventura [Samurai Red Seal]
15. Nether - Lust [DSM]
16. Sam KDC and Vendy - How Long [DSM]
17. Bop - Blurred Memories (featuring Synkro) [Med School]
18. Nuyorican Soul - I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun (4Hero Remix) [Talkin' Loud]
19. Daughter - Love (Synkro Edit) [FREE]
20. DJ Shadow - In/Flux [Mo Wax]

Time: 59:04

Recorded: July 29 2014