Mixed By High Contrast + London Elektricity: Hospitality Pres. This Is Drum + Bass (New State)

2009 is the year for drum and bass. In Blighty club night Hospitality has been packing out venues, dance radio has been lit up by the incendiary sounds of Pendulum, Danny Byrd and Chase and Status and festivals had their soundsytems rocked by drum + bass DJs and live acts. In light of this, Hospitality have called upon 2 of the scene’s heavyweights, High Contrast and London Elektricity, to put together a definitive 2CD, 54 track guide to the deebee sound: This Is Drum + Bass.

After his 2002 debut album True Colours received huge props from critics and fans alike, Lincoln barrett aka High Contrast became the name on everyone’s lips. Within no time, the Welsh DnB DJ and producer/remixer has become one of the most revered and respected producer-DJs around. Releasing 3 massive albums and becoming remixer de-jour for the likes of Missy Elliot, The Streets, Adele and many more he’s no slouch on a pair of turntables either. His mixing skills are in demand worldwide, winning countless awards including Radio One’s Essential Mix of the Year.

Adored by both fans of drum + bass, house, rock, indie and electronica, High Contrast holds a unique position in the music scene – equally at home at midday on Radio One, as he is at 5am on the dancefloor at superclubs worldwide. Not only the biggest thing in drum + bass, but a producer whose ability to reach a wider audience through the accessibility of his music is unparalleled. The perfect choice to call upon for this album, High Contrast’s mix is upbeat and rolling, including Sub Focus’ remix of ‘We Are The People’  (Empire Of The Sun), Cameo & Krooked’s ‘Mindset’, and his own remix of Imogen Heap’s ‘Deadlock’, plus tunes from the likes of Nu:Tone Battle Theme, Marcus Intalex Airborne and Cyantific 88mph.

Ramming venues, shocking crowds, leaving huge smiles from festival to major festival, London Elektricity is a man with a rich musical legacy.  With critically acclaimed albums, countless remixes and 3 highly-charged years of live shows under his belt, the past couple of years have seen Tony Colman become the people’s choice for their drum + bass news and upfront music as host of the multi-award winning Hospital Podcast.

Truly a live wire on the turntables, LE’s mix contains tracks from the likes of Fantasia, Mistabishi, High Contrast, plus Caspa’s dubstep remix of TC ‘Where’s My Money’, Sub Focus’ re-rub of The Prodigy’s ‘Take Me To The Hospital’ and London Elektricity tunes ‘The Great Drum + Bass Swindle’ and ‘All Hell Is Breaking Loose’.

So there you have it. 2 mixes from 2 of the biggest and most respected names in the scene, staked full with anthems, huge remixes of big crossover artists and exclusive tracks.

Full track listing follows before. You can also go to the following links for more info.

CD1: High Contrast
1. Evil Nine ‘They Live’ (TC Remix)
2. High Contrast ‘Basement Track’ (High Contrast’s Upstairs Downstairs Remix)
3. Logistics ‘Eastern Promise’
4. Empire Of The Sun ‘We Are The People’ (Sub Focus Remix)
5. Netsky ‘Smile’
6. Camo & Krooked ‘Mindset’
7. Chris SU ‘First Snow’
8. Sub Focus ‘Rock It’
9. Dirtyphonics ‘Lottery’
10. DJ Fresh ‘Heavyweight’
11. Alix Perez ‘Down The Line’ (Break Remix)
12. DC Breaks ‘Starstruck’
13. Nu:Tone ‘Battle Theme’
14. 8 Bits ft. Riya ‘On Your Mind’
15. Trisector ‘Morning Rain’
16. Marcus Intalex ‘Airborne’
17. Imogen Heap ‘Headlock’ (High Contrast Remix)
18. Utah Jazz ‘Survival Of The Fittest’
19. DC Breaks ‘Picket Line’
20. Spor ‘Silver Spaceman’
21. Jonny L ‘Evah’
22. Logistics ‘Transporter’
23. MRSA ‘Chemicals’
24. Jokers Of The Scene ‘Baggy Bottom Boys’ (High Contrast Remix)
25. Logistics ‘Warehouse’

CD2: London Elektricity
1. Mistabishi ‘From Memory’ (Matrix Remix)
2. David Guetta ft. Kelly Rowland ‘When Love Takes Over’ (Blame Remix)
3. DJ Fresh ‘Fantasia’
4. Jonny L ‘Microdaze’
5. Mistabishi ‘No Matter What VIP’
6. Wiley ‘Wearing My Rolex’ (Utah Jazz Remix)
7. Subwave ‘Stars Get Down’
8. High Contrast ‘Seven Notes In Black’
9. B-Complex ‘Redemption’
10. The Prodigy ‘Take Me To The Hospital’ (Sub Focus Remix)
11. TC ‘Where’s My Money’ (Caspa Remix)
12. Mistabishi ‘Printer Jam’ (Barbarix Remix)
13. PD Syndicate ‘Ruff Like We’ (Shy FX & T-Power Remix)
14. Lomax ‘Artisan VIP’
15. Drumsound & Bassline Smith ‘Clap Your Hands’
16 London Elektricity ‘All Hell Is Breaking Loose’
17. SKC ‘The World Has Changed’
18. Enter Shikari ‘Juggernauts’ (Nero Remix)
19. Logistics ‘Salvation’
20. B-Complex ‘Beautiful Lies’
21. Total Science ‘Nosher’ (Marky & S.P.Y. Remix)
23. Rudenko ‘Everybody’ (Danny Byrd Remix)
24. Zarif & Danny Byrd ‘California’
25. Deadmau5 & Kaskade ‘I Remember’ (J Majik & Wickaman Remix)
26. Randomer ‘Blind’
27. Danny Byrd ‘Red Mist VIP’
28. London Elektricity ‘The Great Drum+Bass Swindle’ (Logistics Remix)
29. London Elektricity ‘Just One Second’ (Apex Remix)