You may have noticed that we just released Natural History: Revision, an augmented version of our last album with a load of guest remixes on it.
As you can see from our DJ mixes we’ve always been very keen on supporting new and unheard talent so when we first had the idea to create this new version of the album we thought it would be a good to run a remix competition and invite entries from anyone and everyone, with the winner featured on the release.
We received 265 entries and it proved impossible to pick just one winner, so we decided to pick one each and put the three winning remixes on the album.
We also had a shortlist of 13 other remixes that we loved, so in order that you can find out more about this new batch of talent, here, (in their own words), is some more info about them.
What we liked most about all the remixes on this page is that the producers took our original, stamped their personality on it and made it their own, rather than giving us what they thought we wanted to hear.
If you like what you hear we’d love you to help us support these new artists by passing on the word through your Facebook or Twitter. They all deserve it and we look forward to hearing more from them in the future.
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The Three Winning Remixes
Nomad – buy on iTunes
Nomad is a collective of musicians, dj’s, producers, vocalists, and MC’s with an emphasis on live performance.
Nomad was started by Glenn Hays, aka dj Big Head, in 2008 while living in Amsterdam with fellow Bassground crew members Flanagan and MC Pat. After moving back to Los Angeles, Big Head (upright bass & guitars) added Frayed Knot (turntables), Metaphase (drums, percussion, keys), Devoe (sax), Carmen Silva (vocals, piano, cello), and MC’s Bypass & Kemst.
5-Foot Nothing & Anarchy Rise – buy on iTunes
5-Foot Nothing (Lex Toumbourou) is 23-year-old producer from Melbourne, Australia. He spends his days in an office and his nights in a studio. He forgets to sleep. He’s influenced by Ennio Morricone soundtracks, lonely bars and B movies. He’s got a tune coming out on Zardonic Recordings, Rare Grooves Vol. 3 and an EP coming out on LU10 Records early next year with Dense One, leaning toward the heavier side of dubstep.
Melbourne based producer Fotis (Anarchy Rise) is a newcomer in the dubstep and drum & bass scene.
After spending the last few years establishing himself as a heavily-supported trance artist under the name Sonic Element, Fotis decided to start a little side-project. His trance originals and remixes have gained regular support from the biggest names in the industry including Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Sean Tyas and Above & Beyond! Further Anarchy Rise tunes are on the way, taking a more unique approach to dubstep and drum & bass.
Hot Mess – buy on iTunes
The combined efforts of Keith Swet and Vacate have been hard to miss over the past year. From featured releases on Beatport to demolishing floors up and down the coast. They have shared the stage with many of dubstep’s heavyweights and have had their work rinsed by many of the same. Hot Mess was listed as a “Must Hear” and “Feature Artist” in Dubstep on Beatport with several chart toppers. Their remix of Blu Mar Ten’s “Believe Me” has been released on their ‘Natural History: Revision’ album, and incorporates the influence and feel of a decade of drum and bass love, that courses through the veins of much of their work.
Poised to unleash a slew of new tracks to end 2010, and kicking off 2011 in style with 2 forthcoming EPs and a handful of heavyweight collabs.
Rising from relative obscurity in drum and bass to signing Big Sky to Hospital Records earlier this summer, Airwalker has shown the world his unique euphoric style in producing drum and bass music. New tracks such as Sunrise and Ultraviolet shine a light on a new direction in drum and bass music, bringing together elements of trance and liquid drum and bass into an epic mix. Watch this space in the new year, with new material in the works and a new EP on Plush Recordings (Mind Vortex, Magnetic Forces), Airwalker is set to be a name to learn.
ConRank is a pioneering drumstep producer with a fresh sound. He has has taken his musical influences from the past years and created his own take on the emerging genre that is drumstep . Live he pulls those influences into a mashup of Hip-Hop , DnB , Dubstep and Jungle – looped up with his own beats , basslines and tracks to create something energetic and eclectic. Conrank recently rocked over 2000 people at UK festival “Secret Garden Party”. In the studio ConRank has released 2 singles and an E.P “State Of Play” on his own label Rankadank, with singles also set to drop this year on High Rankin’s label “Suicide Dub” and several remixes on various labels, his productions are starting to make noise with DJs and clubbers alike. Not content with producing and DJing, he’s also currently working with world no.1 beatboxer Killa Kela on the aptly named project “Kela & ConRank”. Conrank is coming, step to the drum.
David Bartholomeusz is a dance music producer from Melbourne, Australia, now based in London, UK. A classical pianist and accomplished jazz organist, sound engineer and sound editor, David’s interests in Ambient Trance, Dance and Electronica, Classical, Jazz and Pop are all evident in his music.
David continues to write electronic dance that spans many genres, with its roots in a cinematic, ambient, trance style reminiscent of Paul van Dyke and DJ Tiesto. Whether writing brand new compositions or developing remixes, David brings to every piece of music a sense of freedom, expression and enjoyment, making his music immediately likable, carrying the listener onto the dance floor and into another world.
David’s other projects currently include a collaboration with Red Cherry Records and producer Gene Shill on a new release due early next year. A project spanning Electronic Dance, Jazz, Soul and Trance, a task capable of this well rounded producer and accomplished musician.
Based near London, Adriaan van Marle aka Double A started making music in 1997, experimenting with a variety of different musical styles. Citing LTJ Bukem’s Good Looking Records as a major source of inspiration, Adriaan has also been influenced by a broad spectrum of genres from jazz and funk through to hip-hop and house music. As a result, he has developed a drum & bass sound which is deep and soulful, intended as much for listening as for dancing.?
North London based producer and musician INtrepid attempts to bring more melody and harmony into drum and bass with his eclectic blend of orchestral instruments, cheesy synths and catchy melodies. In his tracks he regularly uses his own real acoustic instruments and his voice to create a unique sound that can be easily recognised. After recently graduating with honours at the University of Hertfordshire in BSc Music Commercial Composition and Technology he is now currently continuing his studies towards a Masters in Music and Sound Technology.
Inward Phase aka Dániel Nyári was born in 1991, Hungary, Cegléd. He got a synthesizer at six years old, since then he is possessed of music. He graduate in music elementary school and played in several instruments like piano, guitar and drum. He begun his career in numetal/hardcore band, but it ended soon. He has been interested in drumandbass since 2005, and he begun to compose music in 2008. He was motivated by Noisia, Phace, etc. His first release -Neverland, a corporate track with Exorcist- was released on Ammunition Recordings, then another corporate track-Enigma (Black Seeds) and a solo track – Removing Device (DNA).
Nowadays more and more publishers are interested in his music, like Mindtech, Close 2 Death or the Overtech. Now he represents the massive neurofunk style and you can hear about him a lot in the future.
Little is known of King Moot. This short biography surfaced a few weeks ago, inscribed upon a wax tablet…
Many years ago, King Moot fashioned a rudimentary recording studio out an old cassette deck, and a few pulleys & levers, and thus set about emitting a variety of curious noises, merely for his own enjoyment. He can often be found, at night, alone, amongst the shrubs & thickets, searching for inspiration, and hooting at the moon…
Armed only with a nose for melody and unfeasibly long fingers, Moot composes music which is designed specifically for dancing to, alone, in the privacy of one’s own quarters, and ideally, in the dark.
Logarithmia is the production name of drum n bass duo – Bogdan Kalinski and Marcin Ciszczon, formed in 2008.
They met in Dublin’s Sound Training Centre, where Marcin used to teach music production techniques.
Since their first meeting they realised that both of them share similar music tastes but each of them has very own unique skills which can be used in music creation. Marcin is jazz pianist, working musician and sound engineer, while Bogdan takes care of their creative direction.
From their first-ever written track they have received strong support from names like Blu Mar Ten, Electrosoul System, ASC, Paradox, PFM, Method One, Stunna etc..
Miguel Jesus also known as Miguel K is a Portuguese Dj and Producer. His taste for electronic music started around 1999, with influences like rui da silva, dj vibe, luca ricci, …
Since 2003 he started to play with some dj software and making electronic music productions.
These days his influences are Deep House, Tech House and Minimal Techno.
Paradigm X is probably the best known producer you’ve never heard of. Based in the north-west of England, he started in production 15 years ago. Concentrating on jungle and drum’n’bass at first, he has recently dipped his toe in Dubstep productions (see his release on UKTrends). More recently, he has returned to his acid house roots. Has played a number of live PAs in Manchester, London, France, Germany, Chicago and, erm, Chester. More information and music at
Savvas Karabinos started his musical journey as DJ in the early ‘90’s in Greece, evolving in the breakbeat and techno music scene till he finally became a big fan of atmospheric drum and bass music. In 2000 he started his journey in producing music with Vasilis Giouvris aka Yosebu. They produced their first album under the name of Acropod. Their album released in the year 2005 with the name “Tales beyond the unknown”
After many music productions for radio/ tv spots, websites, theatrical plays, movie soundtracks and a few Acropod releases in many labels you can find now Savvas on a solo project under the name “The Falling sun” which is a project with ambient, cinematic music and as “Savvas” you can hear some house and dowtempo music productions released in labels around the globe.
Silence Groove is 18 years old and lives in Poland. He has been making music since 2007 and focuses mainly on trance / progressive.
Silence Groove appreciates unique music and hates it when artists produce similar tracks.
Thinnen is from the North West of the UK and started producing around 5 years ago, going down the standard route of making generic dance music. A combination of having access to the internet and discovering new producers, a failing hard drive and an interest in music as a whole made him branch out into different styles and tempos, allowing him to be a lot more creative.