Distant – Winter ’19

The liquid drum and bass series wakes up from its hiatus in a smaller scale than before. I basically lost interest in the genre, but when going through the new releases I found some gems that I could not leave unplayed. Combining this with the steadily growing follower crowd, I decided to give Distant one last try – with (probably) five mixes spread over the course of 2019. So here we go with the winter session featuring some amazing cuts from the new Soulvent compilation and EPs by Demigroove and Grey Code.

Distant – Winter ’19 (D66)
01 Pete Cannon – Ella [Hospital] {00:00}
02 Polaris – Empire [Hospital] {05:19}
03 Break – Take Me Away [Symmetry] {10:50}
04 Break feat. Celestine – Last Goodbye [Symmetry] {15:37}
05 Naibu – Distant Light [Horizons] {20:17}
06 Akuratyde feat. Bop – Passengers [Blu Mar Ten] {23:50}
07 Artificial Intelligence – Waiting Room [Integral] {27:14}
08 Grey Code feat. Think Twice – Piece of Me [Metalheadz] {31:17}
09 KOAN Sound – Drift [Shoshin] {36:30}
10 Demigroove – Rain Dance [Galacy] {42:16}
11 Aperio & Critical Event – So Hot [Terra Firma] {45:23}
12 Demigroove feat. RO – Lucidity [Soulvent] {49:04}
13 MC Fava feat. Seba & Emily Harkness – Hearts Wander [Spearhead] {53:43}
14 Fluidity – Feeling Inside [Integral] {59:23}
15 Dawn Wall – Blinded [Ekho] {1:03:29}
16 Makoto & Hugh Hardie – Bluebird [Hospital] {1:07:09}
17 Camo & Krooked – Atlas [UKF] {1:11:34}
18 Rift – Nightwalker (Dustkey Remix) [Differential] {1:16:42}
19 Grey Code – King’s Rock [Metalheadz] {1:21:23}
20 Walk:r – Stay [Soulvent] {1:26:32}
21 In:Most feat. Dale May – Pieces [Soulvent] {1:30:13}
22 Synkro – Gagaku (Frederic Robinson Remix) [Synkro] {1:33:52}
23 Jan Wagner – Nummer A [Klangbad] {1:37:06}

03, 04, 22 appeared in Distant Yearmix 2018

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Distant Mixes Catalogue ID: d134

Distant Yearmix 2018

Helioscope’s liquid and drum & bass channel Distant celebrates five years of existence (133 mixes published and counting) with its annual rewind. Fifty highlights released in the past 12 months were chosen and edited thoroughly to fit an adventurous 100-minute journey through 2018.

Distant Yearmix 2018 (DYM18)
01 Synkro – Gagaku (Frederic Robinson Remix) [Synkro] {00:00}
02 Calibre – Falls to You [Signature] {02:15} [D58]
03 LSB feat. Kinross – Roots [Footnotes] {03:31} [D60]
04 Fluidity – Future Memories [Metalheadz] {05:12} [D55]
05 Camo & Krooked – Tagtraum (GLXY, Satl & Malaky Remix) [Mosaik] {06:52} [D57]
06 Break feat. Kyo – The Edge of Time [Symmetry] {08:21} [D65]
07 Bop – Untitled Pattern 63 [Medschool] {10:35} [D63]
08 Seba & JR Vallo – Exit [Secret Operations] {12:28} [D60]
09 Bop x Subwave – Clair de Lune [Microfunk] {14:41} [D54]
10 Etherwood – In Stillness [Medschool] {15:48} [D55]
11 Hugh Hardie – Offshore [Hospital] {18:50} [D64]
12 Camo & Krooked – Passion (Dan Dakota Remix) [Mosaik] {19:57} [W13]
13 Roni Size & Rockwell – Easy [Shogun] {22:32} [W12]
14 Blu Mar Ten feat. Robert Manos – Keep It Together (Calibre Remix) [Blu Mar Ten] {24:46} [D56]
15 LSB – Space Between [Footnotes] {25:53} [D61]
16 DJ Patife & Vangeliez feat. MC Fats & Stamina MC – Living Together [V] {27:21} [D62]
17 Seathasky – Tell Me Why [C] {29:12} [D60]
18 Naibu – Red Hand [Horizons] {30:36} [D61]
19 Seathasky – Beauty Made in Small Pieces [Scientific] {32:33} [D63]
20 Commix – Cherry [Metalheadz] {34:49} [D63]
21 Calibre – Taciturn [Signature] {38:12} [D65]
22 Redeyes feat. DRS – The Hurt [The North Quarter] {41:10} [D62]
23 Keeno – The Comet [Hospital] {43:01} [D54]
24 Hybrid – Light Up [Distinctive] {44:51} [D60]
25 Seba – Nobody Knows [Secret Operations] {46:10} [D54]
26 Airstrike & Silence Groove – Distanced [Offworld] {48:00} [D61]
27 Fracture feat. Lucie La Mode – Take You [Astrophonica] {49:50} [W12]
28 Need For Mirrors – Veto [Program] {51:49} [D54]
29 Fred V & Grafix – Hurricanes (Wild Love) (Keeno Remix) [Hospital] {53:15} [D55]
30 Camo & Krooked feat. ROBB – Slow Down (Fred V & Grafix Remix) [Mosaik] {55:10} [W13]
31 BCee – Wanderer [Future Retro] {56:17} [D57]
32 Tokyo Prose feat. Cleveland Watkiss – Cold Hearts [The North Quarter] {58:19}
33 Camo & Krooked – Come Together (Bop Remix) [Mosaik] {1:00:33} [D56]
34 Seba & Physics – Innocence [Hospital] {1:01:46} [D55]
35 Mitekiss & Mr. Porter feat. Emilienne Chouadossi – Viewpoint [Hospital] {1:04:50} [D63]
36 Nu:Logic – The Sound of Your Smile [Hospital] {1:06:33} [D64]
37 Abacus feat. Cimone – Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime (I Need Your Loving) [Shogun] {1:07:40} [D58]
38 Random Movement – The Guitar in the Living Room [Flight Pattern] {1:09:50} [D60]
39 SpectraSoul feat. Dan Moss – Burst (Calibre Remix) [Ish Chat] {1:12:52} [D57]
40 Impish – Rain [Hospital] {1:15:25} [D54]
41 Mat Zo – Vice [Mad Zoo] {1:17:06} [D63]
42 Shy FX feat. Maverick Sabre – Call Me [Cult.ure] {1:19:20} [D61]
43 Break feat. Celestine – Last Goodbye [Symmetry] {1:21:10}
44 Camo & Krooked feat. James Hersey – Like I Do (Nu:Logic Remix) [Mosaik] {1:23:25} [D56]
45 High Contrast – God Only Knows [3beat] {1:25:15} [D63]
46 Keeno – While the World Sleeps [Hospital] {1:28:32} [D64]
47 Naibu – Fighting for Attention (Microfunk Crew Remix) [Scientific] {1:30:43} [D63]
48 Ólafur Arnalds – inconsist [Decca] {1:32:38} [D62]
49 Break – Take Me Away [Symmetry] {1:34:52}
50 Urbandawn – Words to Say (Hybrid Minds Remix) [Bad Taste] {1:37:27} [D62]

In brackets behind timestamp: The set this track was first played in. All non-marked tracks are debuts.

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Bonus: Top 15 tracks on Spotify


Although this new year looks promising with a new Hospital compilation and a Calibre LP around the corner, I’ll use the start-of-year gap in releases to go on hiatus with Distant – this Yearmix being the final set for now. The time I am able to commit to producing sets is getting shorter every year, so I’ll focus on a regular output for Planetarium and Helioscope instead.

Distant Mixes Catalogue ID: d133

Distant – December ’18

A small selection for this month rounds off 2018 for Distant – including three overwhelming LPs which will certainly appear in the upcoming yearmix: Break’s “Another Way”, Akuratyde’s “Past Lives” and Naibu’s “Manoeuvres”. We also welcome new tunes by Alibi, DJ Marky, Calibre, Synkro and Artificial Intelligence. Distant editions will return in a monthly fashion mid-February 2019.

Distant – December ’18 (D65)
01 Synkro – Luminous [Synkro] {00:00}
02 Akuratyde – Plume [Blu Mar Ten] {06:01}
03 Naibu – Oblivion [Horizons] {08:39}
04 Dawn Wall – Devil’s Night [Ekho] {12:14}
05 Akuratyde feat. Monika – Come True [Blu Mar Ten] {16:37}
06 Break feat. Kyo – The Edge of Time [Symmetry] {21:28}
07 Artificial Intelligence – Smoke Screens [Integral] {25:14}
08 Seba – Time Will Tell [Spearhead] {28:33}
09 Calibre – Taciturn [Signature] {32:24}
10 Collette Warren feat. DJ Marky & Tyler Daley – One Exception [Innerground] {36:28}
11 Naibu – Manœuvres [Horizons] {39:49}
12 DRS x GLXY – Rain Dance [Space Cadet] {45:05}
13 Etherwood – Haltija [Hospital] {49:30}
14 Malaky – Requiem [Shogun] {53:14}
15 Alibi – Debris [V] {57:27}
16 Thing & inZtance feat. Frank H. Carter III – Keep on Running [Warm Communications] {1:00:35}
17 Mitekiss – Goolab [Hospital] {1:03:54}
18 Artificial Intelligence – Boxed In [Integral] {1:08:07}
19 Break – Time to Fly [Symmetry] {1:12:04}
20 Break – Sunset Dub [Symmetry] {1:15:34}
21 Naibu – Passage [Horizons] {1:19:57}
22 Akuratyde – Letting Go [Blu Mar Ten] {1:23:20}

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Distant Mixes Catalogue ID: d132

Distant – November ’18

Distant – November ’18 (D64)
01 Nu:Logic – The Sound of Your Smile [Hospital] {00:00}
02 Twintone & Dan Guidance – If Only [Soul Deep] {03:38}
03 Mitekiss feat. Naibu – Fellowship [Hospital] {06:15}
04 InsideInfo & Hybrid Minds feat. Laville – Split in 2 [Drum&BassArena] {09:16}
05 Changing Faces – Fractures [Spearhead] {12:48}
06 Low:r – Let You In [Terra Firma] {15:11}
07 Need For Mirrors – Oval [Commercial Suicide] {17:45}
08 The Insiders – Without You [Liquid V] {19:14}
09 Seba – Close to You [Spearhead] {21:48}
10 LQ – Control [Soulvent] {25:00}
11 Artificial Intelligence – B.A.D.A [Integral] {28:46}
12 Keeno – Brave Face [Hospital] {30:59}
13 Des McMahon – Space Candy [Viper] {36:51}
14 Cosmic Sequence & Leniz – City Lights [Soul Deep] {39:04}
15 Macca & Loz Contreras – Moving On [Shogun] {41:16}
16 Atlantic Connection – Unexpected [Liquid V] {43:03}
17 Aperio & Monrroe – Focus [Shogun] {45:53}
18 Hugh Hardie – Offshore [Hospital] {48:17}
19 Makoto feat. Karina Ramage – Wading Through the Crowds [Hospital] {51:17}
20 Villem & McLeod – Say Yes [Spearhead] {55:20}
21 Polaris – Lessons Learned [Hospital] {59:45}
22 Villem & McLeod – Step Up [Spearhead] {1:03:01}
23 SubSid & mSdoS – Revenge [Sheer Velocity] {1:06:50}
24 Fred V & Grafix – Auckland Sunrise [Hospital] {1:09:57}
25 Bop & Subwave – City Lights [Hospital] {1:12:57}
26 Logistics – Let the Senses Clear Your Mind [Hospital] {1:15:04}
27 London Elektricity – That’s a Switch [Hospital] {1:18:45}
28 Jonny L – In a Jungle (BCee Remix) [Future Retro] {1:22:49}
29 Krakota – Mismatch [Hospital] {1:26:45}
30 Keeno – While the World Sleeps [Hospital] {1:30:08}

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Distant Mixes Catalogue ID: d131

Zoneout – Autumn ’18

Zoneout – Autumn ’18 (Z04)
01 Daniela Orvin – Unexpected Coincidence (Part 2) [Seaside on Postcards] {00:00}
02 Darlyn Vlys & Days Off – Retrogade [Sincopat] {04:49}
03 Phantom – Albuquerque [VILD] {08:33}
04 Ferven – All the Good Times {12:37}
05 Anderholm – Symphonie des Fleurs [This Never Happened] {16:00}
06 Rod Veldt – Nebula (Chillout Mix) [Perplexity] {21:52}
07 Tony Anderson – Younger {26:56}
08 Mango & Gullen – Manitoba (Swept Remix) [Mango Alley] {33:12}
09 Hosini & Jones – Grön [Record Union] {36:23}
10 Zola Blood – Infinite Games [Pond Life Songs] {42:21}
11 Hammock – Floating World [Hammock] {46:58}
12 Slow Dancing Society – Garland [Hidden Shoal] {50:25}
13 Whale Fall – True Places {54:00}
14 Erland Cooper – Aak [Phases] {58:24}
15 instupendo feat. Teen Daze – Fleur {1:00:53}
16 George Fitzgerald feat. Lil Silva – Roll Back [Double Six] {1:05:09}
17 Hiatus feat. Charlene Soraia – Celestial [Lucky Thunder] {1:08:20}
18 Resonance – Anew {1:11:47}
19 Chasing Dreams – What I Couldn’t Do Now I Will [Daze] {1:14:30}
20 Soccer Mommy – Wildflowers [Fat Possum] {1:17:27}

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Distant Mixes Catalogue ID: d130

Distant – October ’18

With this episode, the Wildfire series will be discontinued and merged with the regular Distant mixes like this one. You will probably notice the more club-oriented stuff in the last third of the set.

Distant – October ’18 (D63)
01 Commix – Cherry [Metalheadz] {00:00}
02 Seathasky – Beauty Made in Small Pieces [Scientific] {05:05}
03 Mitekiss feat. Emilienne Chouadossi – Viewpoint [Hospital] {08:49}
04 Arcatype – Autumn Waves [Vandal] {13:58}
05 Artificial Intelligence – Degrees of Separation [Integral] {16:58}
06 Monika – Himalaya [Soulvent] {20:58}
07 Redeyes – Awaken [The North Quarter] {24:42}
08 Villem & McLeod – Questions [Spearhead] {28:03}
09 Silent Dust feat. DRS – Refuse (Calibre Remix) [None60] {31:24}
10 Naibu – Fighting for Attention (Microfunk Crew Remix) [Scientific] {36:35}
11 MAV feat. Sargon Empire – From Here to Eternity [Scientific] {41:33}
12 Monika feat. Buddie – Cloud Chamber [Soulvent] {46:14}
13 GLXY feat. Zero T & Solah – Infinite [Shogun] {50:39}
14 Villem & McLeod feat. Degs – Crossways [Spearhead] {55:07}
15 Bop – Untitled Pattern 63 [Medschool] {59:21}
16 SpectraSoul feat. LSB – Silence [Ish Chat] {1:03:58}
17 Redeyes feat. Tyler Daley – Late Night Jam [The North Quarter] {1:07:42}
18 Changing Faces – Waves [Spearhead] {1:12:09}
19 Break – Keepin It Raw [Symmetry] {1:14:55}
20 Danny Byrd feat. Scarboy – Tranquility [Hospital] {1:18:24}
21 Mohican Sun – Empress [Ekho] {1:21:44}
22 Cnof – Summer Breeze [Fokuz] {1:25:49}
23 Villem & McLeod – Organic Veg [Spearhead] {1:30:24}
24 High Contrast – God Only Knows [3beat] {1:34:50}
25 Mat Zo – Vice [Mad Zoo] {1:38:08}
26 Feint – Mirror Signal [Pilot] {1:41:28}

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Distant Mixes Catalogue ID: d129

Wildfire – September ’18

Wildfire – September ’18 (W14)
01 Hybrid – Down to the Wire [Distinctive] {00:00}
02 Vintage & Morelli – Beyond the Horizon [Silk] {05:09}
03 Inja & Pete Cannon – Blank Pages [Hospital] {09:29}
04 Grey Code – Reverie [Dispatch] {12:52}
05 Radicall – Build Me Up (Bungle Remix) [Absys] {15:52}
06 DJ Fresh feat. MC Jakes – Shots (Flite Remix) [Breakbeat Kaos] {20:15}
07 Kove – Tonight [Drum&BassArena] {23:08}
08 ZeroZero – Freedom Sound [Dispatch] {25:25}
09 Abstract Elements & Subwave – Posthuman [Invisible] {27:51}
10 Danny Byrd feat. Hannah Symons – Starting It Over [Hospital] {30:49}
11 High Contrast – If We Ever (Unglued Remix) [Hospital] {34:30}
12 Grey Code feat. DRS – Drowning [Dispatch] {37:28}
13 Killbox – Delete Profile [RAM] {39:20}
14 Amy Steele – Long Way Home (Rockwell Remix) [Coleteel] {42:05}
15 Culture Shock – There for You [RAM] {43:55}
16 Urbandawn – Gloria [Hospital] {47:14}
17 Sam Binga & Rider Shafique feat. Tiffanie Malvo – Proud (Enei Remix) [Critical] {51:35}
18 Eric Prydz – Generate (Dimension Remix) {54:52}
19 Kyo & Break – Who Decides [Symmetry] {59:17}
20 Danny Byrd – iDragon [Hospital] {1:03:44}
21 Danny Byrd feat. MC Foxy – Holy Star [Hospital] {1:06:17}
22 Current Value – Sluv [Souped Up] {1:09:30}
23 Social Misfits – Velvet Rooms [V] {1:13:40}

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Distant Mixes Catalogue ID: d128