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FFS006: Paul T & Edward Oberon

By Atif Mahmood

FFS006: Paul T & Edward Oberon

Stepping up for the 6th instalment of our Free From Sleep podcast are V Recordings affiliates Paul T & Edward Oberon. Bringing their sophisticated blend of soulful yet dirty Drum & Bass, the duo provide a refreshing mix of melodic breaks, pace-driven drums and classic Jungle soundscapes.

Showcasing some of their favourite tunes of the moment alongside a host of exclusives as they near the completion of their debut album. This is surely not one to be missed and we leave you to enjoy with some word from the artists themselves:

“Some of us are dealing with the realities of partial lockdown, social distancing, rioting, and protesting... This is the world right now for lots of us, if not all of us. Let the music play loudly. Listen to this and remember why we love drum and bass music, why we love the dance and why we have the scene we have. This is for and about every one of us and for the well-being of arts and music in general - we all contribute to the things we love. Black Lives Matter and be ready to smash any system which oppresses humanity and stands in the way of equal rights. Together we soldier through to the future stomping racism, bigotry and financial oppression with every step we take. Educate those around you, Fight the good fight, Stay safe and Enjoy.”

Tracklist:

??? - ???
Lupo & Alchemist - Shadow Boxing
Teej - Connect
Sublow Hz - Shake It
Voltage - Cold Air
Dunk - The Creator
Voltage - Space Station
Serum & Dutta - Wash Away
Disrupta - Bad Guy
Dunk - Black Brown
Dunk - The Bells
Critical Dub & L Side - Original Don
Bou & Trigger - Veteran Vip
Furniss - Without You
Kumarachi - Old School Style
Critical Impact & Jakes - Hijack
L Side - Da Style
L Side - What's it all about
Lupo - Rude Boy
Jappa & Alchemist - One Spliff A Day VIP
Dj Andy - Anything Test
??? - ???
Furniss - Head Nod
Serum - The Finger VIP
Myth - Sabotage
Furniss - Whispers
Alchemist - Think
Teej - Erasure
Paul T & Edward Oberon - Moon In Your Eyes Refix
Paul T & Edward Oberon - Burning
Sublow Hz - Scorpion Styles
Jappa - Can't Run Away VIP
Alchemist - Reflections
Voltage - Resistance
??? - ???
Serum & Voltage - Cyber Funkin

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FFS — D&B/JUNGLE DJ MIX COMPETITION

By Atif Mahmood

FFS — D&B/JUNGLE DJ MIX COMPETITION

Think you've got what it takes to play at one of our up and coming shows alongside some of the most exciting drum & bass and jungle artists?

 

Get involved in our DJ Mix Competition for a chance to WIN:
• A set at one of Free From Sleep's upcoming shows.
• 5 x tickets for your friends to come and see you play.
• A Free From Sleep T-shirt.

HOW TO ENTER:
• Record a 30 min long mix.
• Upload your mix to SoundCloud.
• Name the track “Free From Sleep Mix Comp 2020 - Your Name”
• Tag @FreeFromSleep in the description.
• Add track list in the description.
• Follow @FreeFromSleep on Soundcloud.
• Must use the official comp artwork. Download from here.

DEADLINE:
• All mixes to be submitted no later than Tuesday, 23rd June.

JUDGES:
• Ant TC1 (Director, Metalheadz & Dispatch Recordings)
• Amy Jayne (Label Manager, Shogun Audio, Elevate Records)
• Loxy (Label Manager, Cylon Recordings)
• Tom Bassi
(Label Manager, Flexout Audio)
• BTK (Label Manager, Dutty Audio)
• Marina Michael (Promotions Manager, Free From Sleep)

No territory restrictions. Send your mixes through wherever you are in the world! 

Promote your mix online and gain as many likes, comments, shares and plays as you can. The mix with the most plays on Soundcloud as of 10.00 am on 1st July, 2020 will receive a pair of tickets to all Free From Sleep shows during the first 6 months of the government’s lifted restrictions.

10 mixes will be picked up by Free From Sleep's Music Director Alex Donald and qualify for the finals. The board of judges will listen to and rate all finalists' mixes. The participant with the highest score of all will be declared the winner in the competition.

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FFS005: Loxy

By Atif Mahmood

FFS005: Loxy

One of dnb's most influential artists over the last two decades, Loxy is stepping up with a mix for this week's installment of the Free From Sleep series. A journey through new selected stuff from close friends, new material from the man himself and some forthcoming Metalheadz flavours, this is a selection that showcases the depth of an artist who has played such a pivotal role in the evolution of the drum and bass genre over the years. Enjoy.

No tracklist this week :-)

Follow Loxy:
IG: www.instagram.com/loxycylon/
TW: twitter.com/loxycylon
FB: www.facebook.com/LoxyUK/

Follow Free From Sleep:
IG: www.instagram.com/freefromsleep/
TW: twitter.com/freefromsleep
FB: www.facebook.com/freefromsleep/

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FFS PLAYLISTS: THE BEST OF GARAGE & BASS

By Atif Mahmood

FFS PLAYLISTS: THE BEST OF GARAGE & BASS

As we edge closer into the summer months, we’ve added some bumping 2-step flavour to our collection of playlists, with a selection of our favourite current Garage & Bass dubs.

Featuring a wide range of artists from the likes of SHOSH, Roska, Scratch DVA and many more. We’ve made sure to cover all the basses for you to skank to at home, so make sure to add us to your favourites and follow the playlist for future additions as the months press on. Enjoy.

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FFS004: Energy (Overview Label Special)

By Atif Mahmood

FFS004: Energy (Overview Label Special)

Stepping up next with a Free From Sleep podcast is Overview Music head honcho Energy. Established in 2018, Overview is one of the most exciting young labels to come out of the UK in recent years.

Showcasing some of his label's finest releases to date alongside exclusive forthcoming music and tunes he's into at the moment, Energy's mix is one you won't want to miss. Enjoy!

 


Tracklist:
gyrofield - Mel's Teapot feat. xia [Overview]
Nami - Unspoken [Data One]
Klinical - Exhale [Overview]
Wingz - Lost Moments [Overview]
Ewol - Blood Diamond [Overview]
Nausika - True [Overview]
Waeys - Ropple [Overview]
Dubshun - Silent Kill [Overview]
Wingz - Detractor [Overview]
Halogenix - Dragonforce [Critical]
Waeys - Objection [Overview]
Klinical - Overstated [Flexout]
Sustance - Temperance [Overview]
Nami & Rizzle - Mistress (Rizzle VIP) [Overview]
Temam - Steam Engine [Overview]
Lavance - Obscure [Overview]
EastColors & Noel - Subway Station Exterior [Overview]
Wingz - Rebound [Overview]
Ewol - Blue Circle (Rizzle Remix) [Overview]
Operate & Rizzle - Think Of U [Overview]
Wingz - Sorrow [Overview]
Waeys & Wingz - Exiter [Overview]
Sustance - Bristol Gang [Overview]
Talkre - Sentry [Overview]
gyrofield - Tech Flex [Overview]
ID - ID
Waeys - Ultimatum [Overview]
ID - ID
ID - ID
Degs - Sleepless feat. Pola & Bryson [Hospital]
gyrofield - Fallen In Deep [Overview]

Links:
FB: https://www.facebook.com/overviewuk/
IG: https://www.instagram.com/overviewuk/
TW: https://twitter.com/overviewuk/

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18 Of Our Favourite UK Jazz Albums From The Last Decade.

By Atif Mahmood

18 Of Our Favourite UK Jazz Albums From The Last Decade.

Who thought we'd be celebrating International Jazz Day inside? With so many great artists set up to relish in the summer glow at the likes of Cross The Tracks to Dimensions Festival and with the hopes of We Out Here still going ahead, we've decided to not put their talents to waste. So we've curated an 18 artist strong list of our favourite UK Jazz albums from the last decade, with such greats as Shabaka Hutchings, Nubya Garcia, Zara McFarlane, Alfa Mist and many more featured. We've included a direct Bandcamp link so you can all support the ever growing movement that is the UK Jazz scene! Enjoy...

Matthew Halsall — On The Go

[Gondwana Records]

GoGo Penguin — v2.0

[Gondwana Records]

Shabaka & The Ancestors — Wisdom of Elders

[Brownswood]

Dinosaur — Together, As One

[Edition Records]

Yussef Kamaal — Black Focus

[Brownswood]

Yazmin Lacey — Black Moon

[Running Circle]

Zara McFarlane — Arise

[Brownswood]

Alfa Mist — Antiphon

[Sekito]

Vels Trio — Yellow Ochre

[Total Refreshment Centre]

Moses Boyd — Displaced Diaspora

[Exodus Records]

Nubya Garcia — Nubya's 5ive

[Jazz Re:fresshed]

Joe Armon Jones — Starting Today

[Brownswood]

Various Artists — We Out Here

[Brownswood]

Emma Jean Thackray — Ley Lines

[The Vinyl Factory]

Ruby Rushton — Ironside

[22a]

Theon Cross - Fyah

[Gearbox Records]

Ezra Collective — You Can’t Steel My Joy

[Enter The Jungle]

Sons of Kemet — Your Queen Is A Reptile

[Impulse! Records]

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FFS Playlists: The best of House & Techno

By Atif Mahmood

FFS Playlists: The best of House & Techno

Following on from our inaugural playlist curation, we’ve added to our collection some of our favourite and top trending House and Techno tracks. Featuring a wide range of sounds from many artists and labels close to our team, spanning from the likes of Tinlicker to AnD and Four Tet to JASSS. We’ve made sure to cover all bases for all those to enjoy at home, so make sure to add us to your favourites and follow the playlist for future additions as the weeks press on! Stay safe. 

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10 Dub, Reggae & Ska Recordings You Need To Watch...

By Atif Mahmood

10 Dub, Reggae & Ska Recordings You Need To Watch...

Just in time for the warm Spring days ahead, we present you ’10 Dub, Reggae & Ska Recordings You Need to Watch’ to see you through the isolation, featuring the likes of Channel One, Mungo's Hi-Fi, Hempress Sativa, King Shiloh, Gentleman's Dub Club and many more. So whether you're in your front room, on a balcony, or in your garden… make sure to turn your sound system on and crank up the bass.

Support the scene by buying music & merch directly from the artists you like. A limited amount of Channel One t-shirts are available to buy here and here.

King Shiloh — Dekmantel Festival 2019

Channel One — Boiler Room x Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Aba Shanti I — Dour Festival 2019

L'Entourloop — Le Mellotron 2017

Mungo's Hi-Fi ft. YT & Charlie P — Boomtown 2015

Hempress Sativa — Rototom Sunsplash 2017 

Gentleman's Dub Club — Ostroda Reggae Festival 2019

Dezarie & Ron Benjamin — Reggae on the River 2017

The Skatalites — Lokerse Feesten 2002

O.B.F ft. Shanti D, Sr Wilson & Charlie P — Nomade Reggae Festival 2018

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