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Illiquidty Podcast Episode 1: Soulful Bass Music, Markets and Radicalism

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First edition of my new thingcast – “Illiquidity” – Soulful Bass Music, Markets and Radicalism!

Covered on the show today is the illiquidity move on the british pound Oct 7 2016; George Soros, tiger penis and right wing conspiracists; and trading the turkish lira.

Tracklist:

Timeless – Goldie

Warning – Firefox & 4-tree

Innocence – Tamsin

Rachel’s Memory – Kid Loops

Last Straw – dBridge ft. Steve Spacek

The Panties – Mos Def (Zero T Bootleg)

Rejack – Calibre

Your Mine – Soul Science

Commix – I’ll Take You There

Unknown Artist – The Worst

NSU – Speed of Light

DJ Mix: Atomix 004 – DJ Romantech (Soul Science)

Little mix I did for Newclear Music –  sneakily titled as the unofficial secret history of Auckland Drum and Bass! Wanted an opportunity to put together a themed mix with a real passion for the history and local sound of underground and international producers who came to do it, featuring also a selection of tracks that connect to other producers we’ve connected with as well as a sense of time and place of the young local producers coming up and our regular local radio show of the time “Beat Dungeon” on UPfm featuring NSU, myself, Disha and Nikolozi.

“DJ Romantech of long-time Newclear friends Soul Science delivers a mix which looks back at a over a decade’s worth of work mostly from the Auckland and New Zealand Drum & Bass scene. It is mostly a lush affair, but accentuated by several more intense numbers.”

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TRACKLISTING

How Can I love You More? – blue motion
Juice of Life – NSU ft Squeezer (Soul Science Remix)
Your Mine – Soul Science (Unreleased)
Tha Drifta – 4tune (0474:8455 Recordings)
2nd chance – Soul Science (Unreleased)
You don’t have to run – Concord Dawn
Isolation – State of Mind (Unreleased)
Positive Vibes – Soul Science (remix)
don’t let go – Fear (Free Download)
Looking Out – Mercy (Unreleased)
Who Loves You? – HumaNature & Soul Science
LPK sound – Tokyo Prose
Birds Nest in a Banana Tree – Absolute Blazem ft. Morning Steppa (Soul Science Remix)
Last Sunrise – NSU (Soul Science Remix)
BBW – Fat Freddy’s Drop (Tokyo Prose Bootleg)
Move With Me – Shapeshifter ft Ladi 6
Cay’s Crays – Fat Freddy’s Drop (Artificial Intelligence Remix)
Higher – Stray Theories (Soul Science Remix)
Neutron Star – NSU (Romantech Remix)
Lost Without You – Robin Thicke (Mutt Bootleg)
Wishes – Soul Science
feenin – Jodeci (LTJ Bukem Remix)
Hell Hath no Fury – Klute
Empty Streets – Kyren (0474:8455 Recordings)
living without you – James Hardaway
Mutant Jazz – T Power & MK Ultra
Rewards – Soul Science

 

Soul Science – “Positive Vibes” (’06 Mix) NCMR010EP – FREE DL

FREE DOWNLOAD! This Dub’n Bass feel good crowd pleaser from DJ Romantech lit up Auckland dancefloors as a demo in 2006. Later to be brought back by Newclear Music for a host of multi-genre remixes from the Newclear fam including NSU, Nikolozi, Sentient and Juan Tellez and a new version from Soul Science – this remastered original became a freebie available also with the NSU dub.

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE: https://newclearmusic.bandcamp.com/al…

GET THE REMIX EP: https://newclearmusic.bandcamp.com/al…

The Block 2015 in Sandringham

Montage of The Block NZ 2015 in 2015, a very popular home makeover challenge reality show that took place right across the road from me.

It’s mainly the house moving – I didn’t want to film the contestants like some gawker, though theres footage from the opening day and a funny encounter I had with a security guard insisting I wasn’t allowed to film the properties because I was using a DSLR.

Might follow up with a vlog – the renovation itself was ridiculously unimaginative but I found the post modern aspects fascinating, especially the point at which the show begun airing where I found myself watching the contestants houses imagining them watching themselves on TV.

The clash in perceptual evaluations between reality and the black mirror of the media artifice.

To me while it was going on it seemed just like some pretty couples doing ridiculously safe, boring and unimaginative renovations with armies of builders at their becak and call, but I never watched more than a 30 second promo because it was so trashy and filled with breathless, hyped up non events staged to be milked for dramatic effect, I couldn’t take it.

Often walking past I would hear a director type person yell “can we shoot that again but this time try . . . ”

Brooke and Mitch my direct opposite neighbours seemed very determined and focused though Brooke obviously enjoyed herself meeting with fans outside the property.

I indulged in maximum schadenfreude when the open day was an utter failure due to the rain and other reasons that can only be speculated . . . as featured in the video.

And of course the loudest work on site was all was carried out from 8am in the morning as the site had to be reasonably quiet while filming . . . I am really happy to be getting a much better sleep these days!

Soul Science – “Summer Days” – w/ teaser skits

Something so mysterious . . . Soul Science – “Summer Days” – LD33

“Summer Days” EP Out Now on Liquid Drops

Matt confronts the reality of supporting acceptance and understanding for the Bee Sexual community in Drum and Bass.

Matt interviews the ladies from the “Summer Days” music video shoot about why the hell they are dressed as bees.

DJ Romantech: How to Get Girls

You may not even know but the DJ Romantech is actually a total babe magnet and pick up artist trained in the arts of seduction. In this video he introduces his weird looking dude friend victoria to a few tips to get his love life back on track.

Remember the 4 steps: Negs, Don’t Be Boring, Kino and Peacocking.

Features the free download “Gonna Getcha” by Soul Science