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 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

Distant – August ’18

Distant – August ’18 (D61)
01 Tokyo Prose – Back to You [The North Quarter] {00:00}
02 Tokyo Prose – Impressions [The North Quarter] {04:24}
03 Boston – End Scene [Vandal LTD] {06:37}
04 Airstrike & Silence Groove – Distanced [Offworld] {10:43}
05 Ash:Ram & Alexvnder feat. Cluda – Too Long [Celsius] {14:01}
06 Macca & Loz Contreras feat. Becca Jane Grey – Lost Origins [Spearhead] {17:42}
07 Calibre – Leave [Signature] {21:45}
08 Feijai – The Grifter [The Dreamers] {24:18}
09 Rainforest & Mizeyesis – Guidance [Monochrome] {27:40}
10 Askel & Monika – Reach [Atmomatix] {31:25}
11 LSB – Space Between [Footnotes] {33:42}
12 Calibre with Marcus Intalex – Bluesday [Signature] {36:39}
13 Actraiser – Spirited Away [Celsius] {39:35}
14 Naibu – Red Hand [Horizons] {42:42}
15 Silence Groove – Open Your Eyes [Integral] {46:04}
16 Seba & Manos – Etherall [Paradox] {47:54}
17 LQ – Show Me [Program] {52:40}
18 Macca & Loz Contreras – Don’t Give Up [Spearhead] {55:53}
19 Soulstructure feat. Madcap – The Simple Things [Jazzsticks] {59:17}
20 Shy FX feat. Maverick Sabre – Call Me [Cult.ure] {1:01:17}
21 Edlan – Blossom [Fokuz] {1:04:26}
22 Tokyo Prose feat. LSB – In the Breeze [The North Quarter] {1:07:44}
23 Seathasky – October [Offworld] {1:10:41}
24 HumaNature feat. Leniz – Day by Day [Offworld] {1:14:44}

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Distant Mixes Catalogue ID: d125

Distant – July ’18

Distant – July ’18 (D60)
01 Calibre – Addict [Signature] {00:00}
02 Nightmares On Wax – Citizen Kane (DJ Marky Reinterpretation) [Warp] {04:07}
03 Pola & Bryson – 24 / 7 [Shogun] {07:04}
04 Phil:osophy – Spirits Fly [Integral] {10:45}
05 Dexcell feat. Becca Jane Grey – Finding You [Future Retro] {12:58}
06 Macca, Loz Contreras & Vector – I Need You [Spearhead] {15:54}
07 Silence Groove – Tunnels [Lunar] {19:57}
08 Phil:osophy – Searching for Meaning [Integral] {22:08}
09 Tokyo Prose – Trick of the Light [The North Quarter] {24:24}
10 Jubei & Marcus Intalex – Fanny’s Ya Aunt [Metalheadz] {26:58}
11 LSB feat. Kinross – Roots [Footnotes] {30:08}
12 Inja & None Decay – Highwater [Hospital] {34:46}
13 Ran:Grim – We Need Music [Soul Deep Digital] {37:01}
14 BCee feat. Riya – Northpoint (Anile Remix) [Spearhead] {40:42}
15 Calibre – Self [Signature] {45:32}
16 Zero T & Villem – String Therapy [Vandal LTD] {48:30}
17 Random Movement – The Guitar in the Living Room [Flight Pattern] {52:11}
18 The Vanguard Project – Blacklist (Bop Remix) [Spearhead] {56:57}
19 Melinki & Tali – It Doesn’t Take Much [Four Corners] {1:00:49}
20 Seba & Jr Vallo – Exit [Secret Operations] {1:04:52}
21 Actraiser – Yesterday [Celsius] {1:08:32}
22 Alexvnder – Should I Confess [Celsius] {1:11:38}
23 Radicall – Build Me Up [Absys] {1:14:32}
24 Mosaic feat. Collette Warren – Moon [Integral] {1:17:31}
25 Seathasky – Tell Me Why [C] {1:21:00}
26 Tokyo Prose – Innate Motion [The North Quarter] {1:25:30}
27 Calibre – Funny Games [Signature] {1:28:32}
28 Inja & Logistics – Birthday Song [Hospital] {1:32:08}
29 Hybrid – Light Up [Distinctive] {1:35:37}

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Distant Mixes Catalogue ID: d124