Posts Tagged ‘Mefjus’

This LP concludes 6 years of T-FREE history and marks the end of all the label’s activities, parallel to the final shutdown of Tilt-Recordings.

Mad props to all artists involved on both labels!

Few more things are left to be adressed on this final occasion.

Over time, T-FREE has frequently been subject to discussions, provoking disagreement on all aspects: its musical orientation and range of varying sound quality from release to release, the public opinions and Internet behaviour of the labelmaker, the absence of artwork, the used form of presentation and the ideological fact of T-FREE being an anti-commercial netlabel. Two opposing opinions usually dominate these debates:

“puts some more established labels to shame”
(crystl_lake @ 2008-06)

“96% of the shit you put out is garbage”
(djc @ 2008-06)

Regardless of reactions, T-FREE has always followed a certain sound/style (with few exceptions), aiming at DJs, not critics. This final release continues that label policy to the end. Some of the tunes are old, some brandnew, some re-released. As usually, they came directly from the producers’ computers without any additional mastering done on them. So they all have different mixdowns, loudness levels and sound characters.

Thus probably everybody will hate some tunes on this LP, but perhaps also everybody will like some tunes on it.

And hopefully this LP will stand worthy as a final release, after 184 tunes on 118 releases (plus these) in 6 years. The traffic statistics show that literally tens of thousands of people have downloded the releases (average circa 45,000). Some of the tunes have even cracked the 100,000 mark. T-FREE had a good run, brought a lot of music to many people and maybe even contributed to some Drum & Bass artist careers.

It was fun, inspiring and politically the right thing to do (from all three perspectives: before, during and after).

“Goodbye everybody!”

PS: A note for the haters. When your favourite bigname DJs play “dubplates” in their mixes, those also are unmastered tunes (from different artists) and they all sound differently.

PPS: Some quoteworthy thoughts about releasing older tunes and the general question of wether artists or audiences own works of art:

With all due respect to the artist(s), it’s kind of idiotic and egoic to not give people what they want, when no almost no effort is involved in distributing a track these days.. When you have fans who fucking dearly want something you made, there are only a few reasons why artists tend not to give them out, and only 2 of those legit.

1) Lost the file (mp3 or sequencer file, DAT tape (LOL) whatever) < -- legit

2) Doesn't want it to be released because they either hate it or thing it's 'beneath' them because their production value has improved over time. Somewhat understandable but ultimately unjustified and pretentious. Ego-based and too concerned about 'image'.

3) Some kind of record label stipulation or legal mangling <-- legit, not understandable, but legit

4) You get off on the fact that people who want something you created will never get it - then you're just a dick. Ultimate in pretension.


the rest of this and other “save the planet, kill yourself” issues can be found elswhere; don’t believe the hype!
And now for the music.


info text file:
–> T-FREE-LP002.txt

playlist file for streaming in media players:
–> T-FREE-LP002_playlist.m3u

all-in-one .zip archive download:

overall T-FREE releases mp3 podcast (rss feed):

Mav feat. Tyrah Morena – “Special Forces”
8:52 min mp3 (320 kbps, 20.3 mb) –> T-FREE-LP002_01__Mav_feat_Tyrah_Morena_-Special_Forces.mp3
Mav is a 20 degree black belt master of techy Athmospheric Drum & Bass. He was exposed to the broader Drum & Bass scene for the first time pretty much through the Armada Recordings launch incident in 2005. That label, planned and publically announced for well over 2 years, had advertised their first release as a 4×12″ LP including Mav’s “Ocean Phantom” among Noisia’s “Desolation” plus Teebee remix and tunes by Corrupt Souls, Desimal and Brain. The scene waited a long time for it with great anticipation and indeed “unprecedented hype.” The delay had already become a running gag when the LP was finally made available; exclusively through the Armada online shop and as a subscription series model. The label wanted to have people pay for the release, use this money to press the vinyl and then send it to the people who paid in first place. The shop script gave customers a timeframe of 6-8 weeks until delivery. 7 days after the shop opened, Teebee, a man always good for some action, made a public announcement about pulling back his remix from Armada for having not been paid until the deadline (and released it shortly after on Renegade Hardware with some different samples and entitled “The Force”). Customers were asking the label many questions and got few satisfactory answers back. Two months later the people who had bought into the subscription were given mp3s of the LP tunes (minus the Teebee remix) and offered refunds. Many of the customers downloaded the tunes instantly, many also chose to ask for the refund and some of them never got their money back. The label crew fell apart and the entire Armada bubble slowly collapsed, leaving behind one of the greatest dramas in Drum & Bass Internet History. Some excellent DOA threads can still be easily found with a search for the word “armada”. And some of the tunes (including Noisia’s otherwise unreleased techmospheric masterpiece “Desolation”) can still be downloaded here.
One of the great things about this label was the indirect promotion effect for involved artists, including Mav. “Ocean Phantom” ended up as his third tune on Fokuz Limited and he also left his mark on other labels, most notably ASC’s Covert Operations (incidentally a label that used a subscription model successfully). Mav’s tunes are a lasting influence, musically untouchable and as epic as the Armada fail was.
“Special Forces” was until now only on a mix-CD in a 2xCD joint album on Covert Operations and Warm Communications [COVWC-CD001] in 2003 and digitally available through Covert Operations, offline since 2009. Watch out for the reworked 2011 version on Mav’s forthcoming LP (!)
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SKC – “Harbinger”
6:42 min mp3 (320 kbps, 15.4 mb) –> T-FREE-LP002_02__SKC_-Harbinger.mp3
This beautiful tune from SKC’ techy era had originally been planned for a release on DSCI4 [DSCI4007P] in 2003. But for unknown reasons it did not really make it to vinyl aside from some testpresses and was never released until now.
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Materia – “Collision Domain”
7:20 min mp3 (320 kbps, 16.8 mb) –> T-FREE-LP002_03__Materia_-Collision_Domain.mp3
Materia kind of moved on to House and Techno over the past years but is continuingly putting out tunes, only in a different area. “Collision Domain” is one of his most beautiful older Drum & Bass tunes, originally released on Kinematic 320 [KIN320-017] in 2006.
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Acid_Lab – “Photons”
5:18 min mp3 (320 kbps, 12.1 mb) –> T-FREE-LP002_04__Acid_Lab_-Photons.mp3
Since T-FREE-3EP026, Acid_Lab aka Kodama aka Parametric aka Chefrocker of the neo-oldschool Techstep (TM) movement has been heard on Cause 4 Concern, Basswerk, Variant Audio, Break-Fast Audio, Black Hoe, Golden Age, Fish, Internet, digitalGEWITTER, Urban Poetry and sYncoPathic.Recordings, plus he has made his vinyl debut on Alphacut [ACR 018]. He says goodbye to T-FREE with this laid back groove in classic tech fashion with a touch of modern Gridlok funk.
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Massl – “Noizu”
5:53 min mp3 (320 kbps, 13.5 mb) –> T-FREE-LP002_05__Massl_-Noizu.mp3
Massl is a local DJ from Karlsruhe, Germany. For some years he and Rizla have tried to build up and support a healthy technoid Drum & Bass scene with enough room for subtleties. Now they have taken up producing, with first results.
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Sniper – “Steamball”
6:43 min mp3 (320 kbps, 15.4 mb) –> T-FREE-LP002_06__Sniper_-Steamball.mp3
Beautiful and spacy 3rd generation Neurofunk, originally released on Kinematic 320 [KIN320-015] (one of the first digital Drum & Bass labels) in 2005.
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Drillcut – “Heaven’s Gate”
5:15 min mp3 (320 kbps, 12.0 mb) –> T-FREE-LP002_07__Drillcut_Heavens_Gate.mp3
Drillcut from Russia has released 5 very different tunes in 2010, 4 on SiDC Music and 1 on T-FREE. He also released 3 more tunes as C13360 in 2008.
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Effect – “The Tempest”
6:49 min mp3 (320 kbps, 15.6 mb) –> T-FREE-LP002_08__Effect_-The_Tempest.mp3
In 2009, Effect appeared out of nowhere with T-FREE067. Two years later he has covered 6 more netlabels (Black Hoe, Beat Addiction, Sick_Brain, Nocid Business, Brutal Attack, Fish) and at least 6 digital labels (SCPTX, Suspect Device, Close 2 Death, Darkbox, Abducted and Blackhoe Alimony). Check out his recent promo mix with forthcoming material.
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Effect – “The Tempest” VIP
6:49 min mp3 (320 kbps, 15.6 mb) –> T-FREE-LP002_09__Effect_-The_Tempest__VIP.mp3
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Graffo + Dirty Boy – “Propeller”
6:03 min mp3 (320 kbps, 13.9 mb) –> T-FREE-LP002_10__Graffo_+_Dirty_Boy_-Propeller.mp3
Graffo has been a DJ for many years and started making beats not so long ago. This is his second officially released tune after his feature on the “YoungBlood 2010″ compilation. Dirty Boy, also from the Czech Republic, is a complete mystery.
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Phony – “Tunnel Of Light”
5:18 min mp3 (320 kbps, 12.1 mb) –> T-FREE-LP002_11__Phony_-Tunnel_Of_Light.mp3
After a PC crash and data loss, Phony was virtually gone for quite some time. Now with this freshly finished tune he demonstrates having no intention to stay away anymore.
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Mefjus + Bowsar – “Human Error” (pre2 (DJ Hektik Edit (Engage Edit)))
4:28 min mp3 (320 kbps, 10.2 mb) –> T-FREE-LP002_12__Mefjus_+_Bowsar_-Human_Error__[...]_Edit.mp3
The unfinished trunk of a tune by Mefjus + Bowsar (1:53) was edited by DJ Hektik so that he could mix it (2:58). Then this edit was further edited by Engage (4:28) to allow for more comfortable and less hectic mixing. The original tune is still unfinished… But for how long?
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Matt Domino – “Ancestors”
7:01 min mp3 (320 kbps, 16.1 mb) –> T-FREE-LP002_13__Matt_Domino_-Ancestors.mp3
This roller is Matt Domino’s third contribution to T-FREE. He also recently started his own label, Absolute Music. Check out the first vinyl single [TOTAL001] and the first digital offshoot release with the superb “Discipline” on it!
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Tenebra – “Work”
6:05 min mp3 (320 kbps, 13.9 mb) –> T-FREE-LP002_14__Tenebra_-Work.mp3
Flame has moved on from Neurofunk to other facets of Drum & Bass, but for this LP he unlocked this unreleased piece from his Tenebra era.
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Proktah – “Save A Penny For The Boatsman”
5:10 min mp3 (320 kbps, 11.9 mb) –> T-FREE-LP002_15__Proktah_-Save_A_Penny_For_The_Boatsman.mp3
Proktah belongs among the big names of German Neurofunk. He has had a quite solid output for some years now (Flight, Trust In Music, Cyanide, Focuz, Disturbed, Melting Pot…) including the original of “Labyrinth” on T-FREE in 2009.
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Polarity – “Beep”
6:46 min mp3 (320 kbps, 15.5 mb) –> T-FREE-LP002_16__Polarity_-Beep.mp3
Polarity is the man in the background of the online community Producer Network and the digital label of the same name. He also was behind Austria’s first lady od Drum & Bass once. Since his “Syntax” LP on Producer Network in 2008 he has been doing what said LP’s artwork depicts: making beats underground. In 2010 he reappeared on the Future Forum Sampler 2010 (a free download compilation LP realized on the german DOA equivalent) and proceeded to Trust In Music, Mindtech and .shadybrain; now he makes his appearance on T-FREE, presenting the label with this deep, roomy reece midrange monster tune entitled “Beep”.
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Budoka – “Mr Bubbles”
6:53 min mp3 (320 kbps, 15.8 mb) –> T-FREE-LP002_17__Budoka_-Mister_Bubbles.mp3
Budoka, undeservingly unknown German producer, DJ and co-founder of Tilt-Recordings, recently overhauled this unreleased tune from 2006 and brought it up to his new sound standards of 2011. Perhaps more of his tunes will appear on other labels soon.
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Paperclip + Engage – “Molecula”
5:16 min mp3 (320 kbps, 12.1 mb) –> T-FREE-LP002_18__Paperclip_+_Engage_-Molecula.mp3
Originally a Paperclip solo tune, changed and finished by Engage. Both artist are popular acts in the Russian Drum & Bass scene; Engage is getting more attention since his tune “Above The Clouds” on the first release of Noisia’s newest label Invisible in 2010 and Paperclip recently launched his own label Paperfunk Recordings.
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M-Force – “Losing Grip”
4:56 min mp3 (320 kbps, 11.3 mb) –> T-FREE-LP002_19__M-Force_-Losing_Grip.mp3
M-Force had their first release last year with “Wholetrain”, a collabo tune with Mefjus on Tilt-Recordings [T-FILE022]. Since then they have been shifting more towards Dubstep (releases on No Bass No Fun Records, more forthcoming). “Losing Grip” is one of their few Drum & Bass solo tunes.
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AiB – “Хуй”
5:52 min mp3 (320 kbps, 13.4 mb) –> T-FREE-LP002_20__AiB_-Хуй.mp3
AiB is another newcomer from Russia with creative ideas who debuted last year with Dreyman on Fish Recordings [FISH043">.
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Desecration - "Morbid Angel"
6:58 min mp3 (320 kbps, 16.0 mb) --> T-FREE-LP002_21__Desecration_-Morbid_Angel.mp3
Desecration's name never really got around much in the scene although he made a bunch of pretty cool tunes, like this one.
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Isotop + Kaiza + Mefjus - "Radiator"
5:29 min mp3 (320 kbps, 12.6 mb) --> T-FREE-LP002_22__Isotop_+_Kaiza_+_Mefjus_-Radiator.mp3
This is the first collabo tune from these three artists. The second collabo is signed to Optiv's imprint Red Light.
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AirJ + T-Psy - "Heavier"
6:15 min mp3 (320 kbps, 14.3 mb) --> T-FREE-LP002_23__AirJ_+_T-Psy_-Heavier.mp3
Air J and T-Psy, along with Sinecore and Peter Kurten, form the core of Belgian hard technoid Drum & Bass. A lot of crazy music from them is out there to be checked out.
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Bowsar (the artist formerly known as Bowser) - "Pulsar"
4:38 min mp3 (320 kbps, 10.6 mb) --> T-FREE-LP002_24__Bowsar_-Pulsar.mp3
Sidechained sawtooth stomp = all you need to know. Bowsar debuted on T-FREE in 2007 and has never stopped.
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Isotop + Shots feat. Kaiza - "Mothership"
5:47 min mp3 (320 kbps, 13.3 mb) --> T-FREE-LP002_25__Isotop_+_Shots_feat_Kaiza_-Mothership.mp3
This is a tune that was never released because the project was unretrievably lost and the only file left is this mp3 with a complimentary audio error in the last 30 seconds.
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Revolt - "Magnetism"
5:58 min mp3 (320 kbps, 16.0 mb) --> T-FREE-LP002_26__Revolt_-Magnetism.mp3
Revolt is a newcomer from the Ukraine who first appeared on an EP on the netlabel Brutal Attack Recordings in 2010. He has further tunes signed to Insekto, Tinnitus, Infectech, Sick_Brain, Nocid Business and other labels.
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Broozy + Kigami - "Olympus"
6:06 min mp3 (320 kbps, 14.0 mb) --> T-FREE-LP002_27__Broozy_+_Kigami_-Olympus.mp3
Kigami has been around for a while and released some tunes on Metafiziq, T3K, the HMSU netlabel and Tinnitus Recordings. Broozy is a Bulgarian DJ who never released a tune before. His sad, sad tale must not be told but quoted directly: "Born in the harsh mountains of Bulgaria to a family of coal miners, he had really tough childhood. One of his favorite things at this time was listening to stories about unicorns and fairies, sitting around the fire in the company of turkish truck drivers and gipsy prostitutes. After being beaten nearly to death by his father, the young soon-to-be musician decided to escape the mines and to went to the big city to become a glue inhaler or more commonly known as 'lepilar'. Once after being unable to find enough money to buy his favorite 'Kale', our young hero decided to steal an mp3 player from a car that was parked nearby. As soon as he broke the side window open, the alarm of the car turned on. Then something strange happened - he was fascinated by the magical sounds, and decided this was his destiny. And thus was born Broozy - The Defender of Car Alarm Music."
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Nagato + Circular Discharge - "Even Wars"
6:25 min mp3 (320 kbps, 14.7 mb) --> T-FREE-LP002_28__Nagato_+_Circular_Discharge_-Even_Wars.mp3
Nagato and Circular Discharge both come from Russia and have put out some tunes on the Russian netlabel Deathsoundbat. Circular Discharge aka Meat Project have also been featured on the "Darkness Revealed" compilation on Ex Machina in 2010. More tunes are signed to Infectech, Section 8, Back 2 Back, Razor Recordings and also to DeathSoundBat and Ex Machina. Check their soundcloud profiles for more downloads!
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Skelic - "Hawkseye Point"
7:03 min mp3 (320 kbps, 16.1 mb) --> T-FREE-LP002_29__Skelic_-Hawkseye_Point.mp3
Skelic recently appeared on Black Hoe [BH074EP">, but otherwise he is a new name to Drum & Bass. He has a very experimental approach to music and styles and his tunes show a very own, spacy sound. This is what he himself says: "Dark electronic styles from Finland. I don't confine myself to any specific genres. Any specific genres confine Skelic to them."
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AiB - "Пизда"
6:07 min mp3 (320 kbps, 14.0 mb) --> T-FREE-LP002_30__AiB_-Пизда.mp3
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Arje - "Reconstruction" V1
5:57 min mp3 (320 kbps, 13.6 mb) --> T-FREE-LP002_31__Arje_-Reconstruction_V1.mp3
The final of "Reconstruction", released on kr4y and Arje's netlabel Beataddiction [BTAN006] in 2009, is a deep, musical and relaxed Athmospheric / Intelligent Drum & Bass song. However, in its first original version, the tune started out as raw and pure Techno-DNB before it evolved into the melodic, and this first version is now finally officially available.
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kr4y – “Sourcream RMX”
6:32 min mp3 (320 kbps, 15.0 mb) –> T-FREE-LP002_32__kr4y_-Sourcream_RMX.mp3
T-FREE-3EP030 by kr4y was the last T-FREE-3EP (also the last release on T-FREE until this LP brought itself into existence), and his Sourcream Remix is the last one to be ever released on T-FREE, Tilt-Recordings and any other labels… Or is it?
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Pyro – “One Time”
6:37 min mp3 (320 kbps, 12.1 mb) –>
This is a lost old unreleased tune by Grandmaster Pyro, most likely from the period shortly after the Millenium.
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Mephisto – “Multiplex”
6:01 min mp3 (320 kbps, 13.8 mb) –> T-FREE-LP002_34__Mephisto_-Multiplex.mp3
Mephisto is Mefjus, a talented Drum & Bass producer/DJ from Austria who should be well known to followers of Tilt-Recordings and T-FREE from his previous releases, let alone those on labels like Citrus and Bad Taste… He also makes some nice Nu Skool Breaks under this name.
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Mephisto – “Emotions”
4:33 min mp3 (320 kbps, 14.0 mb) –> T-FREE-LP002_35__Mephisto_-Emotions.mp3
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This is the first EP on T3K combining different approaches to technoid Drum N Bass, made in different parts of the world and with different conceptions and so bringing different people together on one EP. But all these tracks have something in common: they try to put reece based structures according to actual sound standard as one basic aspect. And you can be sure these guys do not fail this intention: “Rape” by Absurd (a crew of 3 producers, Googah, C7d01 and Pasha, from St Petersburg and Novosibirsk) kicks it with well done dynamic stab layers on top of edited reeces, “Bad Earth” by Bioforms aka Dephzac and Goro from Slovakia is a good combination of musical composition and dancefloor oriented rinse out, “Antimagnetic” by Exiva is a simple but effective weapon for a tight DJ set using circling loop based reeces and “The Dice” by Austrian Wunderkind Mefjus which is mainly based on neurofunk-groove and neurotech-oriented structure…

Absurd – “Rape” -> 128 kbps mp3 clip
Bioforms – “Bad Earth” -> 128 kbps mp3 clip
Exiva – “Antimagnetic” -> 128 kbps mp3 clip
Mefjus – “The Dice” -> 128 kbps mp3 clip

The music is available here: Beatport, Juno, Trackitdown, ithinkmusic and others…

“The Grunt VIP” by Kaiza + Bassrk and “Relinquish” By Proton Kid + Kaiza has been released on the debut LP of Black Seeds Digital on October 28th:

A: Dephzac – “Neo Arch” –> 64 kbps clip
B: Dephzac – “Epidemic 2012″ –> 64 kbps clip
C: Mefjus + Bowser – “Pluto” –> 64 kbps clip
D: Kaiza + Bassrk – “The Grunt” –> 64 kbps clip
E: Giocator – “Five Grands” –> 64 kbps clip
F: Giocator – “Crime Scene” –> 64 kbps clip
G: Jin – “Clod” –> 64 kbps clip
H: Proton Kid + Kaiza – “Relinquish” –> 64 kbps clip

320 kbps mp3 available on Beatport, Juno and others….


Mefjus started making a name for himself in the Drum & Bass scene during 2009 and 2010 with digital-only and netlabel releases on T-Files, Mindtech, T-FREE, Flight, Fish Rec, Dangerous New Age and Internet Recordings aside from his vinyl debut on Dramfank and a tune on the Future-Forum Sampler 2010. Now he brings this EP covering the major aspects of Tilt-Recordings’ musical agenda: Radix VIP is a twisted, midrangey piece of energetic technoid halfbar bass wickedness, and the Moloch remix is another tribute to one of the label’s most celebrated classic.

Tbh an LP had been planned originally… But with time passing, it became evident at some point that many of the older tunes do not represent Mefjus’ new sound today. So the plan changed; most of the older bits will probably never be released, and the two Nu Skool Breaks tunes originally scheduled for the LP will come out somewhere else. By the way, check out Mefjus’ new release on KindCrime Recordings (KDC004) from July:

…and don’t miss Mefjus’ journey into the bigname realm of Drum & Bass: watch out for his vinyl release together with Fourward, forthcoming on Bad Taste Recordings! (and more collabos with Fourward, Bowser, Kaiza, Xilent and Wreckage Machinery coming out soon on T3K, Abducted and other labels)

Mefjus – “Radix” VIP –> 128 kbps mp3 clip
Spinor – “Moloch” (Mefjus RMX) –> 128 kbps mp3 clip

320 kbps mp3 and wav available on Beatport, Juno, Digital-Tunes, Chemical and ithinkmusic.

The long anticipated second Future-Music Sampler 2010 (after the first one in 2003) has been released yesterday with the following tunes in 320 kbps for free:

01. Enea & MC Fava – “Point Of View”
02. Global feat. Sparky – “Future Music”
03. Kool K – “Spawn” 2010
04. Global feat. Sparky & niLOWmcee – “Was Wäre Wenn”
05. Wintermute – “Memories Of That Day”
06. Polarity feat. Steppsen – “Schluss Mit Lustig”
07. Budoka – “Finsterling”
08. Mefjus – “Secret Chamber”
09. Kaiza & Shots – “Pravda” VIP
10. NSF – “Cool Summer”
11. NSF – “Limb By Limb”
12. The Dude feat. Sparky & Ill Type MC – “Rapmutanten”
13. NSF – “Jah Na Dead” RMX
14. Tobi & Sabrination – “Even”
15. Phader – “Zukunftsmusik”

Free download here:

Artwork V.1:

Artwork final:

After half a year of silence, T3K Recordings is back to release more
stuff within the next months. These are some of the signed artists:
Kriotek / Proton Kid / Nufojah, Eiton, eRRe, Kaiza, Triamer,
kr4y, Kigami, Dereck, Ogonek, Exiva, T-Psy, Mefjus, D-Struct…

Also check out the previous releases on T3K Recordings by Sunchase,
Eiton, Forbidden Society, Paperclip, Dereck, Kaiza, Walder, Proton Kid,
Kaiza, Isotop & Shots and others!

Check T3K here:

Follow T3K Recordings on
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and get specials and freebies…

The music is available here:

The flyer for THIS event is done digitally and being printed:


(words by Kaiza)

12.05.2010 iDrums presents Madness @ The SUITE, Mannheim


Mainfloor (Breakbeat, Jungle, Drum N Bass):

Mefjus (Soundsymbiotic / Wels, AT)
DJ Hektik (Tilt-Recordings / Mannheim, GER)
Bad Boy Kaiza (T3K Recordings / Mannheim, GER)

2nd Floor (Indietronic, Minimal, Electroclash, Nu Rave):

Man & Machine (Heidelberg, GER)

6 Euro

23:00 Uhr

Heinrich Von Stephan Strasse 15
Mannheim (am Busbahnhof/ZOB, nähe HBF und Hauptpost)

Es ist eine kleine Weile her: Wir haben mal eine Partyreihe auf dem 2. Floor der SUITE gemacht. Die lief von Frühling 2007 bis Herbst 2008. Es war nichts Überaussergewöhnliches, aber aufgrund der Größe der “Küche” (so hiess der 2. Floor in Insiderkreisen) und unseren feierwilligen Gästen hatten alle Beteiligten mächtig Spaß.

Die ganze Geschichte hatte ein paar sehr Mannheim-untypische Features: Es gab keine MCs, und man hörte Sounds, die in der “Metropolregion” doch eher selten zu finden sind.

Unsere Bookings waren eher lokal bzw. regional orientiert, aber auch der eine oder andere exklusive und internationale Leckerbissen war dabei. So spielte ein gewisser Cooh aus Sofia (Bulgarien) ein Wahnsinns-Set zu einem Zeitpunkt, an dem noch keiner daran gedacht hätte, dass er nur ein Jahr später gehörig Wellen in der DNB-Szene machen würde (mit Releases auf Labels wie Black Sun Empires Obsessions, Dylans Freak-Sublabel Obscene Recordings, Panaceas Position Chrome und und und…). Es war schön, dass auch Panacea extra zu uns kam um den ungestümen Bulgaren bei seinem Set zu feiern und zu connecten.
Ein weiteres Highlight war sicher auch die Abschlussparty bzw. Undercover-Geburtstagsfete von mir mit Flo Phace auf dem Mainfloor der alten SUITE.

Natürlich waren es aber vor allem auch UNSERE Jungens und Mädels mit denen es Spass machte: Budoka und DJ Malice (of Tilt-Recordings fame), NSE und Hustlin L (Life Support Crew und Monnem Representers), DJ Sykes (feste Bank im Mannheimer DNB-Geschehen, Radiokollege und bester Moderator im Rhein-Neckar-Delta ), DJ Giant (der auch die erste Generation Flyer entworfen und designed hat: BIG UP dafür!), Matt Domino (UK Newcomer und sehr freundlicher Zeitgenosse), die gesamte Quake Inc-Posse (die mit nem Sonderzug und ner Menge Fans aus Köln angereist kam: 4802, Hi:Radiation, Jumpat) und die Finalteilnehmerin unseres DJ-Contests Nogata (“First Lady Of DNB” aus dem Ruhrgebiet).

All diese, und natürlich die Hosts Kaiza und DJ Hektik, standen und stehen alle für mehr als “nur” Neurofunk und Techno-DNB. Die iDrums verband relaxte Klänge mit Dancefloor-Madness verschiedenster Art, mit teilweise ekstatischem Geklöppel am Ende einer Nacht. Zugegeben, ein gewisser Fokus war vorhanden, aber immer mit dem Blick auf das gesamte Spektrum… Die iDrums waren eine Reise durch Drum & Bass, die abends sanft anfing und morgens heftig endete.

Warum erzähl ich das alles hier?

Nun ja, die SUITE ist mittlerweile umgezogen (liegt jetzt genau auf der anderen Seite am Hauptbahnhof), und hey, warum probieren wirs nicht nochmal?! Wir könnten jetzt all unsere speziellen Ansätze über Bord werfen und einfach mal Randall b2b Micky Finn mit Grooverider am Mic buchen. Oder wir könnten einfach spaßorientiert und mit den positiven Erinnerungen an die iDrums eine Revival-Fete abziehen: Kaiza und Hektik plus der upcoming Wahnsinns-Ösi Mefjus an den Decks (Ed Rush ist letztens bei einem Gig in Wien vom Stuhl gefallen, als er ne Mefjus-Collabo gehört hat – true story! Ausserdem checkt den Mindtech Podcast 004 mixed by Mefjus), keine MCs und das ganze im Mainfloor der neuen SUITE.

Wir würden uns freuen, die ganzen iDrums-Stammgäste, Mannheimer Junglists und Jungletten und alle anderen mal wieder zu sehen und mit ihnen ne Runde abzuraven. Und wenns gut läuft machen wir das als mal wieder und Mannheim kann doch noch mal was anderes sehen und vor allem hören als trendige House-Beats, coooole RNB-Parties und DNB-Grossraves mit 47 Floors.

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After his vinyl debut on Dramfank, two digital releases on Tilt-Recordings / T-Files and three more tunes on the netlabels Fish Recordings and Internet Recordings, Mefjus delivers another one of his midrange-driven techfunk rollers with a dramatic intro & build-up and a surprising break. And 2010 will see much more releases… Watch him!

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Mefjus strikes again shortly after his debut “Radix” [T-FILE019], now together with M-Force, a producer team from Linz (Austria) including Yak and Lou from the Seriouz Seriez Crew and Contact. “Wholetrain” is a hard hitting technoid tool with a dramatic drop, aggressive wall-of-midrange/bass sequences and pounding, often heavily edited beats built around an electronic Heavy Metal theme. Austrian Newschool-sidechain-compresison-funk at its best!

–> 128 kbps mp3 clip

320 kbps mp3 available on ithinkmusic, Digital-Tunes, Juno, Beatsdigital and Beatport.