Distant – Winter ’20

Positive community feedback led me to renew Distant on a quarterly basis. I won’t prepare yearmixes for Distant any longer, since the love for DnB has dwindled and I couldn’t even pick a top 10. There’s been so much to catch up to in terms of material worthy to feature, so I thought I’d first limit it to everything that has been released up until February 28, 2020. The Spring tape which I originally wanted to publish this weekend will then be covering March-May and will be released end of May or beginning of June.

Distant – Winter ’20 (D73)
01 Set Mo – You Don’t Know Why (Forge Remix) [Set Mo] {00:00}
02 Beatmool – Orion [Program] {04:15}
03 Polaris – Distant [Hospital] {07:09}
04 Etherwood – American Fruity [Hospital] {13:03}
05 Dawn Wall – Take Control [Ekho] {18:42}
06 LSB & DRS – Keep the Time [Footnotes] {20:33}
07 Anile feat. DRS – Constant Reminder [Footnotes] {24:34}
08 LSB & DRS – Make You Love Me [Footnotes] {28:40}
09 BCee & Blu Mar Ten feat. Lucy Kitchen – Drawn the Line [Spearhead] {32:22}
10 BCee & Blu Mar Ten – Grow [Spearhead] {36:25}
11 Beatmool – Forgotten [RAM] {40:49}
12 Makoto feat. Degs – Illuminate [Hospital] {44:25}
13 DRS & Dynamite feat. London Elektricity – Fix It All [Hospital] {48:17}
14 London Elektricity – Well That’s a Switch [Hospital] {51:14}
15 Pola & Bryson – Abandon [Shogun] {55:18}
16 Gerra & Stone – Sprung [Shogun] {59:45}
17 Monika – Shortwave [None60] {1:03:48}
18 Bop x Subwave – Teardrops [Hospital] {1:06:31}
19 Polaris – Prismatic Gate [Medschool] {1:08:24}
20 Seba – Lose Control (Technimatic Remix) [Liquicity] {1:11:21}
21 BCee & Blu Mar Ten – Rose Coloured Stained Glass Windows [Spearhead] {1:15:00}
22 Redeyes – Fine Again [The North Quarter] {1:18:18}
23 London Grammar – If You Wait (Calibre Alternative Remix) [Calibre] {1:23:30}

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Distant Mixes Catalogue ID: d141


While refreshing my whole Distant library I thought I’d also have honourable mentions, i.e. tracks I’ll probably never play in any set, as a playlist on Spotify, so here we go with roughly 300 tracks to start off (shuffle recommended):

Distant – Spring ’19, Pt. 2

This spring season has a two-parter in store for you. Two hours of the latest in liquid DnB as usual, just spread over two sessions this time. My highlights when selecting were the Technimatic album on Shogun, the Polaris EP on Medschool, Edlan’s Liquicity release, the Galacy compilation and a remainder of last year’s Microfunk Music compilation.

Distant – Spring ’19, Pt. 2 (D68)
01 Lenzman feat. Artificial Intelligence – Blu Life [Metalheadz] {00:00}
02 Technimatic feat. Jono McCleery – The Nightfall [Shogun] {03:18}
03 SoulMotion & Vector feat. Anastasia – Time Will Tell [Galacy] {06:15}
04 Seba & Manos – Evergreen [Secret Operations] {11:24}
05 Hiraeth – Waiting [Galacy] {15:23}
06 Technimatic – Breathe In [Shogun] {18:21}
07 Polaris – Kessel Run [Medschool] {22:02}
08 Maduk – Coming Down [Liquicity] {25:53}
09 Random Movement – Lake Escape (Flite Remix) [Driven AM] {30:07}
10 BCee – Vintage [Spearhead] {34:08}
11 Dogger x Mindstate x Liam Bailey – So So [1985] {36:42}
12 Dogger x Mindstate x Liam Bailey – Love Is the Law [1985] {40:29}
13 Lenzman feat. DRS – Pictures of You [Metalheadz] {43:39}
14 Polaris – Receiver [Medschool] {46:50}
15 Silence Groove – Among Themselves [Galacy] {51:26}
16 Flite – Be Still (Makoto Remix) [Liquicity] {54:34}
17 Matrix & Futurebound – Let It Go [Metro / Viper] {57:53}
18 Pageant – Time [Offworld] {1:01:55}
19 Oak – Mongoose [Microfunk] {1:05:28}
20 Akuratyde – One Hundred Steps [Blu Mar Ten] {1:08:53}

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Distant Mixes Catalogue ID: d136

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 – 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

Distant – January ’18

Distant – January ’18 (D54)
01 London Elektricity – Just One Second (Mitekiss Remix) [Hospital]
02 Abstract Elements x Electrosoul System – Delirium [Microfunk]
03 Fields with Break, Villem & Mcleod – Intention Dub [CIA]
04 Andrezz – Happy As I Can Be [Liquid V]
05 Mohican Sun – Don’t Wait [Integral]
06 Artificial Intelligence – Is This Real (Zero T Remix) [Razors Edge]
07 Fields – City Soul [CIA]
08 Artificial Intelligence – Aroma (Remix) [Razors Edge]
09 The Vanguard Project feat. Lucy Kitchen – Is This Love [Future Retro]
10 Keeno – The Comet [Hospital]
11 Silence Groove – Air Up There (Radicall Remix) [Offworld]
12 Monrroe feat. Emily Makis – In My Head [SGN:LTD]
13 Need For Mirrors – Veto [Program]
14 Zero T – Two Sugars [Integral]
15 Seba – Unreal Adventures [Metalheadz]
16 Bop x Subwave – Clair de Lune [Microfunk]
17 Klute feat. MC Fava – One Last Day [Hospital]
18 Low:r feat. Carl Petros – Pushing Back the Tide [Terra Firma]
19 Urbandawn – Spare Life [Hospital]
20 Aperio & MindField – Seasons Changing [Galacy]
21 Polaris & Schematic – Sculpture [Hospital]
22 Pulsate, Nexus & Tight – No Grudge [Terra Firma]
23 Impish – Rain [Hospital]
24 Reso – Sungaze [Hospital]
25 Seba feat. Robert Manos – Maschine [Metalheadz]
26 London Elektricity – Polymer [Hospital]
27 Artificial Intelligence feat. Terri Walker – Justify (Phil:osophy Remix) [Razors Edge]
28 Soligen – Would I Lie [Fokuz]
29 DJ Ransome – Arctic Blizzard [Influenza]

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Distant Mixes Catalogue ID: d114

Distant Yearmix 2017

Distant Yearmix 2017
01 The Upbeats – Veiled [Vision]
02 Technimatic feat. Zara Kershaw – Parallel (LSB Remix) [Shogun]
03 Blu Mar Ten & Makoto – Eldervine [Hospital]
04 Makoto feat. DRS – Salvation [Hospital]
05 Camo & Krooked – Witchdoctor [Mosaik]
06 Keeno – Enigma [Medschool]
07 Break feat. MC Fats & Cleveland Watkiss – We Are the People [Symmetry]
08 Whiney – Rock Hopper [Medschool]
09 GLXY – Lucid [Shogun]
10 Lewis James – Ferro [Astrophonica]
11 Seba & Ulrich Schnauss – Snöflingor [Blu Mar Ten]
12 S.P.Y – Love Unlimited [Hospital]
13 Camo & Krooked – Passion [Mosaik]
14 Misanthrop – Blurred [Neosignal]
15 DRS feat. Patife & Vangeliez – I Will [Soul:r]
16 Bop – Space 2 Breathe [Medschool]
17 Seba & Jr Vallo – Rotate [Spearhead]
18 Camo & Krooked feat. Mefjus – Mandala [Mosaik]
19 Flite – Between Sky & Sea [Liquicity]
20 High Contrast – Moody Blue [3beat]
21 Total Science feat. Riya – Walk the Same Line (Calibre Remix) [CIA]
22 Shapeshifter NZ – Stars (Hugh Hardie Remix) [Hospital]
23 Nu:Logic & LSB – Sepia [Hospital]
24 Naibu – Astray (Seba Remix) [Scientific]
25 Frederic Robinson – Flare [Hospital]
26 Keeno – Cosmic Creeper [Medschool]
27 Moby – Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? (Technimatic Remix) [Shogun]
28 Reso – Kodama [RX0]
29 Bert H – Fly with Me (Bop Remix) [Fokuz]
30 Dawn Wall – Holding On [Integral]
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Distant Mixes Catalogue ID: d113

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Distant – July/August ’17

Distant – July/August ’17 (D47)
01 Jani R – Brief and Gone
02 Polaris – Blue Sky Thinking [Hospital]
03 Seathasky – Clarity [Scientific]
04 Hybrid Minds – Lost (Pola & Bryson Remix) [Audioporn]
05 Command Strange & Intelligent Manners – Memories (Satl Remix) [Fokuz]
06 LSB – Rolling Sideways (SpectraSoul Remix) [Spearhead]
07 Thomas Oliver – Shine Like the Sun (Nu:Logic Remix) [Hospital]
08 Nu:Logic – Nova [Hospital]
09 Maceo Plex – The Separation [Lone Romantic]
10 Flite – River of Glass [Hospital]
11 Mohican Sun – Fixation [Integral]
12 Phaction – Fantasy (SpectraSoul Remix) [Fokuz]
13 nCamargo – Charisma [Soul Deep Digital]
14 Vector, Macca & Loz Contreras feat. Charli Brix – Lose Myself [Spearhead]
15 Bungle – Forgiven [Scientific]
16 Frederic Robinson – Flare [Hospital]
17 Actraiser – City Lights [Celsius]
18 Muffler feat. Sansa – Can’t Breathe (The Vanguard Project Remix) [Spearhead]
19 Shapeshifter – Stars (Hugh Hardie Remix) [Hospital]
20 Seba & Jr Vallo – Rotate [Spearhead]
21 Air.K & Cephei – Desire (Break Remix) [Fokuz]
22 Forren & Philth – Shelter [Spearhead]
23 Goldie – The Ballad Celeste [Metalheadz]
24 Camo & Krooked feat. klei – Dissolve Me [Mosaik]
25 Villem – Maneuvers in the Dark [Spearhead]
26 Seba – Addicted (Technimatic Remix) [Spearhead]
27 Nu:Logic – Dreamweaver [Hospital]
28 Seba feat. Jenna G – Sweet Magnolia (Air.K & Cephei Remix) [Fokuz]
29 Utah Jazz – Hold On [Spearhead]
30 Naibu – Again [Paradox]
31 Hybrid Minds feat. Rocky Nti – Meant to Be (LSB Remix) [Spearhead]

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Distant Yearmix 2016

Distant Yearmix 2016
01 Technimatic – Cold Shoulder [Shogun]
02 Nuage – Shining (The Levels Remix) [Translation]
03 Conduct – Grand Panjadrum [Blu Mar Ten]
04 Artificial Intelligence – Shrine [Metalheadz]
05 Technimatic – Night Vision (VIP) [UKF]
06 Camo & Krooked – Ember [Mosaik]
07 SpectraSoul – 4URGH [Ish Chat]
08 Data 3 – Molly [Soul Trader]
09 Mitekiss – Chasing [SGN:LTD]
10 Camo & Krooked feat. Joe Killington – If I Could [Mosaik]
11 Etherwood feat. Bev Lee Harling – Falling out of Consciousness (Keeno Remix) [Medschool]
12 London Elektricity feat. Emer Dineen – Tenderless (Whiney Remix) [Medschool]
13 Dusky – Ingrid Is A Hybrid (John B Remix) [17 Steps]
14 Noisia – Motion Blur [Vision]
15 Technimatic feat. Lucy Kitchen – Out of Reach [Shogun]
16 Serum, Paul T & Edward Oberon – Take My Breath Away [V]
17 Dawn Wall – Ember [Integral]

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Helioscope Discoveries Issue No. 11

With the eleventh post already, Helioscope Discoveries returns once again for a huge chunk of new artists promising to bring an exciting 2017 for us!

Marihiko Hara {Kyoto, Japan} [1136 / 1444 / 633]
Polar M (Masuri Muranaka) {Kyoto, Japan} [434 / – / 193]
Kinbrae (Andrew & Michael Truscott) {Edinburgh, United Kingdom} [169 / 452 / 284]
Dead Light (Anna Rose Carter & Ed Hamilton) {London, United Kingdom} [- / 90 / 540]
Tontario (Tony Lagerström) {Vasa, Finland} [8435 / 270 / 2389]
Lyrae (Ola Sandberg) {Sweden} [11 / – / 148]
Polaris (Vlad Tiron) {Toronto, Canada} [545 / 145 / 783]
Rhucle {Tokyo, Japan} [224 / 475 / 89]
Tim Linghaus {Germany} [31 / – / 263]
Diamond Gloss (Gonçalo Pereira) {Lisbon, Portugal} [30 / – / 299]
Hugh (Andy Highmore, Joshua Idehen, Tino Kolarides & Izzy Brooks) {London, United Kingdom} [4263 / 622 / 2377]
Draso (Julien Ahching) {Melbourne, Australia} [193 / – / 167]
Joep Mencke {Rotterdam, Netherlands} [187 / – / 260]
Yasuha. {Nagoya, Japan} [1163 / 1418 / 125]
Å Asher-Yates (Anthony Asher-Yates) {Minneapolis, United States} [42 / – / -]
Salski (Arkadiusz Salski) {Nysa, Poland} [1185 / 74 / 533]
Edlan (Ernst Lanting) {Amsterdam, Netherlands} [579 / 35 / 550]
Paul Baule {Berlin, Germany} [354 / – / -]

Format: Artist Name (Real Name) {Location} [SoundCloud / Twitter / Facebook follower count]

Top gainers of the 10th edition:
IRAH (Stine Grøn, Adi Zukanovic & Oliver Louis Brostrøm Laumann) {Copenhagen, Denmark} : 317 (+ 29.9%)
Movement Machina {Helsinki, Finland} : 293 (+ 24.7%)
Valotihkuu (Denis Davydov) {Cherepovets, Russia} : 797 (+ 22.1%)
Swept (Oyeme Thomas) : 1498 (+ 14.2%)
Apothek (Morten Myklebust & Nils Martin Larsen) {Oslo, Norway} : 1035 (+ 11.5%)

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Distant – October ’16

Distant – October ’16 (D36)
01 Frederic Robinson feat. Lily Juniper – Breathing [Medschool]
02 receptor – Magnetism [Medschool]
03 Simplification, Translate & Masterwizard – Magic Strings [Innerground]
04 Break & Kyo – Give In To Me [Symmetry]
05 Agressor Bunx – Deja Vu [Ignescent]
06 Chrizz0r & Northern Zone – Scapes [Soul Deep]
07 Phloem feat. Zoe Moon – Pathos [Soulvent]
08 Urbandawn – Together Again [Hospital]
09 Blocks & Escher – Broken (Paradox Remix) [Narratives]
10 Innaself & Greekboy – Ancient Tones [Celsius]
11 Anile – Wish List [Medschool]
12 Whiney feat. LaMeduza – Teddy’s Gate [NEST]
13 Karma & Forren – Augmented [Shogun]
14 In-Deed – Mesmerized [CIA DeepKut]
15 Arcatype – Nocturne [Ingredients]
16 Random Movement feat. Adrienne Richards – Don’t Wait [Innerground]
17 Enei feat. Charli Brix – Homeworld (Break Remix) [Critical]
18 Silence Groove – Care More [Soul Trader]
19 LSB feat. Dain Stuart – Capture My Heart [Soul:r]
20 Changing Faces, M.Bass & Ero Drummer feat. GRNA – Brighton Love [Celsius]
21 Chromatic – Smile [CIA DeepKut]
22 Mutated Forms – Revelations [Spearhead]
23 Bank – Soulright [Liquid Flavours]
24 Lurch – Weather Change [Medschool]
25 Need For Mirrors – Cool Vibration [Inneractive]
26 Mohican Sun – Sudden Change [Integral]
27 Phaction – Orbit [Soulvent]
28 FearBace – Without You [Soulvent]
29 Om Unit – Fuzzd An Soup [Cosmic Bridge]
30 Pearse Hawkins – Hawkshaw [Medschool]
31 Hydro & War – Virtuality [Horizons]
32 Bludream – Heal The Universe [Offworld]
33 Dom & Roland – A New Renegade [Metalheadz]
34 Rockwell – Chorus of Disapproval [Shogun]
35 Polaris – Found You [Medschool]
36 Mohican Sun – Where Did You Go [Integral]
37 Integer – Ursa Minor [Medschool]
38 Manu Zain – Vanilla Sky [Silk]
39 Sun – Roots [Medschool]
40 Mutated Forms – We Belong [Spearhead]
41 Identify – Light Years [Soulvent]

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