Posts Tagged ‘Shots’

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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Four tracks by Kaiza, T-Psy, Shots and Beastie Noizes have been released via Ex Machina Recordings (EMR11) on December 2nd:

Kaiza + Beastie Noizes – “Force Contact” –> 64 kbps clip
Kaiza + Shots + T-Psy – “Synthax” –> 64 kbps clip
Kaiza + T-Psy – “Biolek” –> 64 kbps clip
Kaiza + T-Psy feat. Shots – “Frik 2″ –> 64 kbps clip

320 kbps mp3 available on Beatport and Juno.


“1893 (Panic)” by Kaiza feat. Try and Error and “Intense” by Kaiza feat. Shots have been released on a spanish netlabel called Sick Brain Recordings:

Kaiza feat.Try and Error – “1893 (Panic)” -> 320 kbps mp3
Kaiza feat. Shots – “Intense” -> 320 kbps mp3


Kaiza has released an EP with VIP versions of 3 of his released tunes plus a formerly unreleased tune on Darkbox Recordings on October 6th:

Kaiza feat. Shots – “Monoton” VIP –> 96 kbps mp3 clip
Kaiza feat. T-Psy + Shots – “Frik” VIP –> 96 kbps mp3 clip
Kaiza feat. Shots – “Starkstrom” VIP –> 96 kbps mp3 clip
Kaiza feat. Try and Error – “The Inca” –> 96 kbps mp3 clip

320 kbps mp3 and wav available at Beatport and the other usual places (soon).

Nu:Gen, T-FREE and T3K Recordings join forces to present three tracks for free which results in the “We Are Set EP”. Each label presents a tune from one of their artists: Valevo and Duzer represent the Nu:Gen sound with “Tetris”, T-FREE brings Bowser‘s remix of the legendary “Sourcream” and T3K Recordings contributes the 2010 Kaiza Remake of Kaiza & Shots‘ “Purple View” (original on T-FILE020).

Duzer + Valevo – “Tetris” –> 320 kbps mp3
Bowser – “Sourcream RMX” –> 320 kbps mp3
Kaiza & Shots’ “Purple View” (Kaiza 2010 VIP) –> 320 kbps mp3

All-in-one: .rar achrive (including artwork)

“Qntinuom” by Kaiza + Shots has been released on the free download debut LP of the newly started label Infectech Recordings, located in Santiago in Chile:

A – Malicious – Phalanx
B – Antichristus – Perverse Suffering
C – AirJ – Born From Hell
D – Kaiza & Shots – Qntinuom
E – Braincrack – Machine Mind
F – Greyone – Prosepaetsya
G – Killswitch – Dancefloor Slaughter
H – Peter Kurten – Diaposal of the body
I – Valvegod – Infect3d
J – Weirdo – I or Them

Free download:
–> .rar archive

INTECHLP001 APOCALYPTICISM : Born From Hell Volume 1
The first realesed will be a virtual LP,
loaded with different drum & bass subgenres such as Neurofonk,
some Techstep, technoid and even the darkest Darkstep.
In this launching you will find songs from important worldwide
producers who will welcome the first chilean dark drum and bass label.
WARNING, the massive infection now begin!

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:

T-FILE026 was a remix of a tune by Kriotek originally released as T-FILE011 in 2008. Now, T-FILE027 is a remix of “Tsar” by Kaiza featuring Isotop and Shots (released in 2009 as T-FREE059), done by Kriotek in 2010. Kriotek are a producer crew consisting of 3 artists from 2 countrys: Proton Kid and Nufojah from Romania and Blastphemik from UK. They experiment with different forms of broken beats in technoid and minimal Drum & Bass, Dubstep and other styles of dance music. Here they have given the tune “Tsar” a proper facelift and demonstrate, along the way, that Techno-DNB is still very much alive and evolving, regardless of internet debates and genre clichés. The remix updates the uncompromisingly percussive concept of the original with a much improved sound, an angry bassline and a massive, pumping beatloop. The result is a thick wall of bouncing rythm and driving energy; in other words: pure awesome. Watch out for Proton Kid’s solo productions and do not miss the Kriotek EP forthcoming on T3K!

–> 128 kbps mp3 clip

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

Four tunes by Kaiza, Try and Error, Isotop and Shots have been released via Suspect Device (SUS006) on January 12th:

Kaiza feat. Try and Error – “Panzer” –> 64 kbps clip
Kaiza feat. Try and Error – “The Grit” –> 64 kbps clip
Kaiza feat. Try and Error – “Device” –> 64 kbps clip
Kaiza feat. Isotop + Shots – “Rom” –> 64 kbps clip

320 kbps mp3 available on Juno, Digital-Tunes, Trackitdown.

“Starkstrom” by Kaiza and Shots has been released on the netlabel Internet Recordings (www003) on 2009-12-07:

Kaiza + Shots – “Starkstrom” –> 320 kbps mp3 (mirror)

Kaiza from Mannheim is without doubt the most active Techno-DNB artist in Germany. He was one of the first artists to systematically focus on this style together with his former studio partner amex and actually coined the term “Techno-DNB” in early 2004. He has actively shaped this music and the scene on many levels ever since its official formation in 2005, and in 2009 alone he has produced over 70 tunes together with Shots, Try and Error, Isotop, D-Struct, Bassrk, Eiton, Mefjus and other artists; plus he released over 40 of them in all formats and on numerous labels, including his own digital imprint T3K and his mother label Tilt-Recordings (& T-Files), which he co-founded in 2003, and the affiliate netlabel T-FREE. Aside from producing and releasing technoid Drum & Bass, maintaining his own label for technoid Drum & Bass and playing mostly Neurofunk and technoid Drum & Bass when being booked to events, Kaiza has been covering almost all facets of Drum & Bass in his mixes over the past years, but also Reggae/Dancehall, Dubstep, House, Techno and Hiphop. Furthermore he has been hosting the weekly and versatile Drum & Bass radio show DMF since 2001 and used to organize parties for Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Techno, House and Breaks in the Mannheim area.

Shots is a very talented and crazy producer hailing from Palatinate (near Mannheim) in Germany. He first appeared at the surface of the scene with his fulminant debut “Burning Identity” (together with his long time studio partner Isotop) on T-FREE in early 2008 and then released a handful of collaborations with Isotop and The Phalanx plus three solo tunes on Tilt-Reordings (& T-Files), T-FREE, Wayside and T3K; and he started to occasionally make tunes together with Kaiza in fall 2008. In the course of 2009, the two artists put out 6 straight collaborations and 10 more tunes together with Isotop on vinyl, digital labels and netlabels like Metafiziq, Abducted, Fish Recordings and Anxiety Disorder and of course the already mentioned Kaiza affiliated labels. And still there are many more tunes on the release schedule…


Tags: bleep, dark, Drum & Bass, electro, Germany, Kaiza, Shots, stomp, tech, Techno-DNB, technoid.

www003: Kaiza + Shots – “Starkstrom” (free 320 kbps mp3) by Internet Recordings

Two tunes by Kaiza, Try and Error, Isotop and Shots have been released via Abducted Recordings (ABDIG016) on November 13th:

Kaiza feat. Try and Error – “Eon” –> 64 kbps clip
Isotop + Shots + Kaiza – “Relay” –> 64 kbps clip

320 kbps mp3 available on Beatport, Juno, Trackitdown, Digital-Tunes, Beatsdigital

This heavy release is sure to indulge any Drum and Bass enthusiast across the globe. Kaiza, Try and Error’s track, Eon lures you in gently with rolling drums and then begins slowly assaulting your eardrums with Kaiza’s unique blend of bass and synth hits. A sinister melody of twisted sounds that are sure to send any dance floor into a craze. Relay by Isotop, Shots and Kaiza boasts the same brutal technique, but with a slightly different approach. Utilizing a wider variety of sounds such as a heavy reece and multiple one shot hits, they manage to take a more minimalist approach to a very intricate sound design.


Hektik (Owner of Tilt Recordings)

“Relay” is, like all 3-way collaborations between Isotop, Shots and Kaiza, an interesting combination of their different approaches both technically and musically. It is a hybrid between technoid and “minimal” Drum & Bass with a dose of Neurofunk in it. A compact beat with fast paced high end percussions accompanied by a very subtle reece midrange accentuation on a broody hover bassline sets the stage for a playful arrangement of synth stabs and bleeps edited with reverb and other fx. In summary, the three created a soundscape of electronic dance music with characteristics similar to classical dub reggae but in a modern technoid Drum & Bass shape.

Click the release picture for the DOA thread:

T3K brought you several solo tunes from German producer Shots (see T3K002,T3K003, T3K004) and some collabs (see T3K005, T3K007, T3K008). T3K always was very proud to have him onboard and tried to push his name to the minds of other DNB heads. And T3K will be loyal to this man! It has been a while, but now it is time for a furious comeback called “Fahrenheit” which is a collab-track with Kaiza. This one is just about fusing Techno and Drum N Bass in its purest form and if tested on dancefloors you will see that it is built to set them on fire…

–> 128 kbps mp3 clip

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

Kaiza and Shots are both sick producers, and when coming together they are a force to be reckoned with. Now they have done it again… After their wicked collabo “Purple View” [T-FILE020] and two more tunes just recently released on Ogonek’s label Metafiziq, they return to Tilt-Recordings / T-Files with this simplified, heavy and bouncing Techno-DNB stomper: Aggressive halfbar looptechno, no skulls needed. And it comes in the already well known fashion of bringing two different versions, original and VIP – to serve the principle of variation and variety and to please the Techno-DNB forum VIP crew ;)

Kaiza + Shots – “XCS” –> 128 kbps mp3 clip
Kaiza + Shots – “XCS” VIP (Exodus) –> 128 kbps mp3 clip

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

Two tunes by Kaiza and Shots have been released via Ogonek’s label Metafiziq (MTFZ004D) just now:

Kaiza + Shots – “Pravda” –> 128 kbps clip
Kaiza + Shots – “Betaload” –> 128 kbps clip

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

Review by DJ Hektik (Tilt-Recordings / T-FREE / DMF / Trio-Music, Mannheim):

“Pravda” puts together the best of Kaiza and Shots; it is a 110% Techno
Drum & Bass stepper. The drums, the percussions, stabs and the bassline
form a bouncy and counter-dynamic yet intelligent halfbar loop
construction which is constantly changed and broken up with things like
driving additional ghost bassdrums, many edits and some of these twisted
Shots trademark synths. The result is heavy pressure, the famous
mashhand and a dirty smile.

“Betaload” is psychedelic dance music made by crazy robots for crazy
robots. A bouncy bassline drives a hacked and driving beat through a
strange wonderworld rich of machine-like stabs, fx and different
soundrooms. It is very varied and more the opposite of minimal, and yet
it is hypnotic in a schitzoid way… A rather unusual and experimental,
nonetheless dancefloor-suited tune from Kaiza and Shots.

“Koo” by Isotop + Shots + Kaiza has been released on the netlabel Fish Recordings (FISH001):

–> 320 kbps mp3 (mirror)

there is a new net-label called fish recordings:

fish recordings is another one of those unknown, not really needed and
superficial attempts to gain acceptance within an underground
music-scene which are usually called “label”.
it is based right in the middle of nowhere (and if you are honest you do
not really want to know!). dj zoidberg and mc moby dick, the two
dilettantes behind this fun project will do a lot to get some attention:
they take some stupid beats, a bit of unfunny artwork and too much silly
promo texts and release it for free (due to the fact that nobody will
buy this crap!)
music should be a fun thing and bring people together to have a good
time. so, dont get fat-assed sitting at your computer, having no friends
and life and being broke all the time like the idiots running this right
here and take the stuff and show it to everybody!

here it is, the first release on fish recordings:

isotop + shots + kaiza – “koo” [fishrecordings / FISH001]

you have to face the truth: dnb is dead, the hype is over and nobody is
selling any records nowadays. young girls are interested in tech-house
and minimal affairs now and so guys follow: parties are empty, labels
have to be shut down and radiostations loose the last listeners.
what is the reason behind this developments?
girls do not want to take part in a scene of bloodthirsty, braineating
and brutal zombies misbehaving on dancefloors and showing how hard they
are by cutting off the arms of others to wave them around. and thats the
main point in most of the tunes at the moment: they are grimey, dark and
bloody all the way…
the artists behind this tune tried to do something different back then.
but this track does not represent the style of them anymore, so they are
back in producing grimey, dark and bloody stuff again for a bunch of
people liking to be bloodthirsty, braineating and brutal who want to
misbehave on dancefloors and show how hard they are by cutting off the
arms of others to wave them around!