|Romantech: Auckland, New Zealand based provider of deep Drum'n Bass and break beat driven downloads, info and events.||ROMANTECH ARCHIVE|
This is the Romantech archive, we're I'm working on a long term project to tell my story and record my experience with whatever content and materials I have available to create a narrative of what I've seen and learned.
For now, I'm just building the skeleton but over the years I will be pushing out beyond just my music and creative history and development to cover other projects I've been involved in, my school memories, activism, design, conceptual and personal influences, family history, lots of general autobiographical archives and content prepared for presentation
For now I'm focused on music
and getting a lot of photos and content I have from the 90's and early
Dojo Inspectors - Soul Science Album Project 2009
Soul Science - Music Project 2007
Beat Dungeon Radio - Radio / Podcast 2007 -
Such Heavy Wings - Sampler Project 2007
Special Times - Sampler Project 2007
Reality Compound - Mixtape series 2006-2007
Soul Science - Club Night 2006-2007
Result! - Sampler Project 2006
Oceanic Chill - Album Project 2006
Get Real - Reality Compound CD-Rom 2006
Club / Liquid Underground / DBA - Club Nights 2005
Decks and the City - Mixtape 2005
Short Circuit - Tour Project
Lickwicked - Album project 2005
Who Loves Ya? - Mixtape 2004
Distance - Further Album 2004
Further - Music Project 2004
Style Over Substance - Music Project 2003-2005
Paradise Bar Etc - Data:Bass Nights 2003-2005
Mental Illness - Music Project 2003-2004
Data: Bass Network - Music Project 2002-2005
Data:bass - Club Night 2002 - 2003
Evil Robot - Manuscript 2000-2002
Furver - Music Project 1995-1997
Dojo Inspectors was a mixtape project released by Soul Science in December 2009. Featuring a DJ mix of 31 demo tracks showcasing the prolific range of Soul Science's drum and bass styles to prospective fans, labels and contacts.
We had such a lot of demo tunes, and an established reputation as gig promoters so we wanted to put something in people's hands that they could really listen to and enjoy as a mix that showcased our range, but also provide feedback in terms of crafting and developing our sound.
The more we dug in and polished up ideas we had been working on since 2007, the more we found we had ideas we could use and add to the mix, finishing with a grand total of 31tunes.
Textbook liquid was showcased on tunes such as Who Loves Ya, Special Request, All Hands
Dub inspired tunes such as Kings sat alongside minimal tunes such as Beyond Faith and Mister Vista and experimental jams such as Donk is Good Food and "Chill Bro".
Both the new school electro sound was explored in ravey rollers such as Buzzing and Snork Pawn as well as a nod to the original electro sounds in Wine Cooler"
There were also nods to fusion with the halfstep openers Dedication and Green Room and indie popinspired jams While it Lasts and Dance if You Know.
We had not yet began talking with labels, but several of the demo tunes from this release including Power Supply, Low Key, Kings, Beyond Faith, Who Loves Ya, Buzzing would be picked up by the likes of Ambra Recordings, Rotation Deep and Liquid Drops.
On December 5 the release party was held at Fu Bar in Auckland with Emma G in support. Putting together the mix in time for the gig proved a real challenge when we experienced technical issues with my computer as a result the version released on the night was not the final version as we made a few tweaks over the following months.
We were probably a little too eager to create a project to present the music we working on at the time, but it does present a starting point from which Soul Science was introduced as a deep drum and bass production act.
The name of the concept was derived from a personal in joke, at first it was just us indulging in our cheeky jab at the pretentious orientalism of some of our contemporaries at the time.