‘#Back of the stack’, catching up with artists in the scene every 2 weeks reminiscing on some of their favourite tracks from back in the day. No real rules, just sharing some musical knowledge and reflecting on the past….
This week we caught up with OneMind, also known as DLR & Mako, who launched their new collaborative project last year with their debut EP on Metalheadz, which received understandably strong backing from head honcho Goldie. It’s clear to see from their sampling alone that this talented duo know their music, and with the long awaited release of their debut album on the horizon, what better time to find out some of their major influences. Here’s what OneMind selected when we caught up with them for our #backofthestack series…
Special Forces – Freeway
Love the soft drums, horn lick and drop out which introduces the new bassline. Something special about the way that Photek creates his music, he seems to be able to navigate between vibes and ideas within a piece of music effortlessly. Its all about the minimal placement of sounds, everything with its own space and moment, which means he can use different sounds to switch the listeners feeling at any point, something that is missed most of the time in modern day DnB and Jungle.
Doc Scott – Drumz 95 (Nasty Habits remix)
This one is a 9 minute masterpiece, created by a 16 bar drum loop with interesting turnarounds and synergistic flow between the elements. The groove created by the step has never been bettered. The amen psssshhhhh’s on the turnaround of the beat are particular favourites. Doc Scott aka Nasty Habits aka Octave One used this style in a few tunes, namely ‘Machines’ which appeared on the ‘Techsteppin’ compilation on Emotif Records and his remix of Goldie’s ‘Kemistry’. This one is our favourite though. We’ve chopped a load of the tune parts to use in our live sets.
Dillinja – Never Believe
There’s a load of Dillinja tracks which seem to have been lost in certain moments of time, being such an iconic artist he was asked to do a music for various film and TV projects we’re sure. This one was written for Human Traffic, shame that this raw form of DnB isn’t really considered in big motion pictures these days. This was definitely an undercover release, and so always fun to draw in a set, DLR remembers dropping it and Randall came to question about ‘what tune it was?’ which is saying something, because that man probably knows of more Dillinja dubs than Karl himself. The intro stabs and vocals are a favourite to mix always, again something thats generally missing from the scene these days, and Dilli had a mad ability to pull that sort of thing off.