Sid Nar aka Narkotix (Owner of Odyssey Recordings) has been an avid listener of all forms of dance music from a young age. This progressed into a Love of Drum&Bass (dating from back to the early 90’s through to this day). Throughout the years I purchased vinyl as a hobby and have grown a vast collection since, this then led me into mixing, Spinning the Wheels of Steel as they say. Drum&Bass has been a key music genre in my life from jungle to intelligent Drum&Bass. I was a big part of the rave scene and attended all the classic raves back in the 90’s e.g. Quest/Dreamscape/World Dance/Progression Sessions to name but a few. Having listened to and after watching the DJs play their sets, it inspired me to further my mixing skills. I chose to mainly mix intelligent drum and bass a style of music which I feel was catered for a certain ear back then. I then started my own mix tapes ‘Odyssey’ from which I started my own underground parties for close family and friends. In 1997 I delved into sound engineering to understand the fundamentals of sound which progressed to starting my own promotions ‘ODYSSEY‘allowing me to organise events in Wolverhampton City Centre. This allowed me to work a long side Nu Directions in 2000. My intension throughout the years was to perhaps one day, start my own record label and after gaining a certain level of knowledge, In 2008 I began to work on music production. Therefore as a result I produced many tracks (influenced by the music I grew up around i.e. Traditional Indian Music/Dance/Drum&Bass) This has & will be showcased throughout my record label ODYSSEY RECORDINGS. In addition, I plan to showcase a variety of talented producers both from the UK and Abroad. I also run an internet radio station with mixes running on rotation and go live every Saturday. Odyssey Music Box Radio. Link - www.odysseyrecordings.co.uk You can catch Odyssey Recordings current and forthcoming releases on the following links: https://twitter.com/OdysseyRecords https://soundcloud.com/odysseyrecordings https://soundcloud.com/odysseymusicbox
1. Essence Of Aura - Soul Temptation
2. A state Of Mind - Liftin Spirits Remix
3. Fugitive Part II - Substance
4. Renegade - Murderous Style
5. Paul Z _ Yea
6. The Resister - DJ Krust
7 Smokyey Jo - Special Request
8. Chronic - 1
9. The Criminal Minds - Jump The Gun
10. Strictly Underground (Dub Selector)
11. The Candyman - You aer The One
12. Micky Finn - D-Pressed
13. Bruck Wild - Silent Voice
Hailing from Bolton (UK), brothers John & Dominic Crossland formed SoulStructure in late 2012 and have quickly become synonymous with ambient, jazz and old skool infused drum & bass.
With a ten year age gap the brothers have had different journeys to get to this point….
At the age of 11, under the guidance of the duo’s older brother Iain and friend JB, John started to build his record and mixtape collection; developing an early passion for breakbeat and jungle techno. Influenced by the sounds of Omni Trio, Nookie & Peshay, this led to the logical progression of learning to DJ a couple of years later. As time went on and the music developed, John became more enraptured by the prospect of music production and emulating his idols…. PFM, DJ Pulse, Intense, Artemis et al. He saved up what money he could to buy an Akai sampler, Roland synthesizer and computer sequencer. John started to experiment with sounds and established a large sample library which would serve him well in later years.
As time went on he maintained his burning passion for the music but became preoccupied with playing football and progressing his professional career as a recruitment manager. The dreams of calving his own identity in the music production world went on hold. However, John remained influenced by jazz, hip hop & soul and continued to build a substantial vinyl collection and quietly hone his song writing skills.
Dom developed an eclectic taste in music from a young age. From indie rock to techno, he soaked up different influences; always keeping an open mind. Coupled with a passion for avant-garde and world cinema, Dom became a vessel for all things abstract and cult. He invested in a pair of Technics 1200s and, alongside close friend Will, began mixing hip hop and drum & bass for hours on end; back-to-back sessions that would go on to the early hours of the morning. After enrolling on a music technology degree, Dom's production skills developed very quickly. Under the name Release, he soon had music signed by a variety of labels. His solo project has become known for razor sharp drums, grinding bass lines and sic-fi samples. He continues to release music under this moniker and has established a reputation for his technical ability and engineering skills having released music through Horizons & DJ Trace’s DCI4 imprint.
n the midst of establishing his solo project, Dom sent a track to LTJ Bukem that received heavy support. Due to sample clearance issues it was not possible to release, so Danny asked what other music he had available. At this point the brothers decided to work together and revisit some of the projects John started over a decade earlier. The boys went on to sign a handful of tracks to Bukem’s Good Looking Records imprint and SoulStructure was born. Unfortunately the label folded before the tracks could be unleashed to the world. However, Paul SG was quick to swoop and sign the duo to his growing Jazzsticks Recordings label in 2014.
John & Dom’s first release was a remix of Paul’s underground classic ‘Rhodesomes’ followed by the critically acclaimed Origin EP featuring collaborations with Pulsaar, Jrumhand and the legendary saxophonist Molly Duncan in early 2015.
The boys have since released the single ‘Brooklyn Belles’ and the PFM inspired tribute ‘Progressive Future Music’ on Repertoire’s Full Repertoire Vol.1 compilation. Over the last year the duo have been collaborating with a variety of artists and working on the SoulStructure debut LP ‘Time & The Truth’, which should see a release in March/April 2018.
The SoulStucture sound will guide you through ambient soundscapes scattered with jazz samples and underpinned by solid steel classic drum breaks. Unashamedly influenced by mid-90s drum & bass, John & Dom’s DJ sets are no different. Let your mind drift and your body sway.
Universal Traveller - Midnite (Voyager Remix)
DJ Shadow - What Does Your Soul Look Like Pt.1
Intense - Only You
Dub Two - Bad Man (Tuffness Mix)
DJ Pulse & The Jazz Cartel - Street Player
Jaheim - Put That Woman First (Calibre Remix)
Keni Burke - Risin' To The Top
DJ Crystl - Meditation
Architex - Altitude
Warp 69 - Natural High
Common & Hi-Tek - 1-9-9-9
Shogun - Nautilus
808 State - Pacific State Origin
UFO - Loud Minority (Alex Reece Remix)
DJ Distroi & Boykz - Come With It Bad Boy
Furney - It Is Real
Chris K. ,also known as MSDOS, is the world's largest Greek representative in Liquid Drum'n'Bass scene.
His style is influenced clearly by classic vintage soul/jazz sounds from movies back in 60's and 70's
and he has releases (digital and vinyl format) in some of the major companies of the scene such as the
legendary Good Looking Recordings, Liquid V Rec, Phuzion, Fokuz, the German Have-a-Break as well as the
Greek labels, Timewarp, and Boombastic Jam. His tunes have been played on BBC Radio 1Xtra, Ministry of
Sound Radio, Bassdrive and by djs such as Ltj Bukem, Fabio, Bryan Gee, Dj Patife, Bailey, Jumping Jack Frost,
Ez Rollers, Marky.As a remixer, he has reworked the superhit of the 90's, ‘’Technova’’ by Towa Tei (producer
of the legendary Deee- Lite ) which was launched in 1995 with remix from the Wink. He has also remixed classic tunes,
like "Only You" by Nookie and one of the largest jungle hits from the ' 90s "The Razor's Edge" by Steve C & DJ Monita
which will be released in anniversary edition of 20 years from its first launch. As regards the Greek cooperation,
he has remixed tunes of Basement Freaks and Timewarp Inc.Finally, as radio producer, starting in the late ' 80's,
has passed between the brackets of the National Hellenic Radio of Aegean and the Kiss Fm Mytilene. In 2008 began one
of the most popular podcasts with more than 400k d/ls within 4 years.
LTJ Bukem, Dj Patife, ,Mr Joseph, A-Sides, Nookie, Jumping Jack Frost, Atlantic Connection, PaulSG,
Random Movement, JayRome, Bachelors Of Science, AshAtak, Command Strange, Lm1, Greg Packer, Future Thinkin,
Muwookie, Telmo A, Phil Tangent,Overfiend, Stunna , Jason Magin
1. dBridge Vs Artificial Intelligence - Odessa (Exit Records)
2. Big Bud - White Widow (Sound Trax)
3. Commix - All You Need (New Identity Recordings)
4. Laroque - Sublime Intervention (GLR)
5. Total Science - Soul Patrol (Feat Mc Conrad) (C.I.A)
6. D Kay - Serenade (Brigand Music)
7. Electrosoul System - Lifeline (New Identity Recordings)
8. Alaska & Seba - Back From Eternity (Arctic Music)
9. Bungle - Good Times (Liq-Weed Ganja Recordings)
10.Muffler - I Go (Commercial Suicide)
11.Dice - Days (Nu-Directions)
12.Calibre - Is it U (Signature Records)
13.Greg Packer - Organ Revisited (GLR)
DJ Turnz / AXO / 30th April 2016 The Queens Head Redditch.
Dj and Producer, DJ Turnz is a veteran in the game of music, they call it olskool.
His knowledge of music is outstanding and is no stranger to the Drum and Bass scene. Following big labels such as GLR and more his library of vinyl also grew... influences from Hip Hop,DuB,Jazz and more... He also has a number of releases on Advectionmusic.
DJ Turnz will be setting the mood with an opening set of subtle melodies and synths transporting the crowd into pure euphoria. All this on the Classic SL1210 Technics Turntables. Yes you have guessed it, a vinyl only set!
The things we we want and disregard are only realised by what we learn and those from who we learn... Don’t let your minds be wasted and visions impaired by those who choose not to learn the history of drum and bass... This Set will blow you away so please arrive early to endure what is the most meaningful dance music of the moment.
Sid Odyssey Nar I have been following the scene since the early 90’s i.e. Quest/Fibre Optic/Pandemonium following through the progression in to World dance, Dreamscapes, Progression Sessions (Good Looking Records). I started mixing at the age of 19 buying records from the historic local music store Ruby Red Records. My style originates from jungle through to atmospheric, jazzy and chilled out drum & bass. I am currently producing music for my label and organizing Odyssey events.
Pure Vinly Mix - History Lesson - You Are What You Hear
Saint Eitenne The Sea – PFM
Stormfields - The Invisible Man
Rebound - [Nookie Remix]
Sax Lick - Tight Control
Pure Alchemy Part 2 – Shogun
Outland - Funky Technicians
The Pulse - Two Plus One
Remix By LTJ Bukem – Promo
Promo - Renegade Recordings
Scarlet Lake - Future Engineers
Compiled and Mixed By Sid Nar - Odyssey Recording Organisation
The Pariah studio had been assembled and music was being crafted in their individual, futuristic style which first caught the ears of Doc Scott and Blame. The first release came through Wolverhampton’s Urban Flavour Records and received heavy support from Fabio, Doc Scott and Dr S Gachet. In the few years that followed music was released on labels such as; Funk 21, Nu Directions, Inperspective Records and Covert Operations. During this time Blame had been guiding and mentoring Pariah to the point of releasing tracks with his 720 Degrees imprint which hadn’t gone unnoticed by LTJ Bukem a firm relationship with Good Looking Records followed up until 2004. In 2010, work meant a short break was needed. Now, in 2013 Pariah returns with new compositions that have that futuristic edge and a drive to push the boundaries of the Drum and Bass sound with Odyssey Recordings.
EZ Rollers - Synesthesia
Pariah - Catalyst (720 re edit)
Deep Blue - Thursday
Pariah - Trancer
EZ Rollers - Quantum State
Pariah - Re-Program
Future Engineers - Shattered
Odyssey - Ritual
Solution To Sound - Essence
DJ Solo - Pressure
Photek - One Nation
Digital - Spacefunk 2
The Funky Technicians - Sound Trak
Pariah - Aqueous
Codename John - Warned
Matrix Vs Dilemma - Dub Mix
Lemon D - Break It Up
Dj Method bio
Born and raised in west London i got into hiphop in the mid 80s ,Heard rave music in 89 and fell in love with the music and culture, Start to buy records that year and never stopped,From house music i follow onto hardcore and then into jungle and then into Drum n Bass , play most London base radio and nights at the time,2008 i relocated to Torquay, Over the years iv work close with many labels promoting new music and artists, 2016 i returned to my house roots with a show called Deep Space Transmission,2018 after a short break i returned with it on Sonic Stream Radio. Co owner of DrumnBassWorldWide with long time friend RipsDj and still do my Friday night Odyssey Recording Show .
Today i work with label Odyssey Recording/ MovementinSound And Canada labels Stasis promoting new music and finding new artist and working closely with the guys on releases .
1 Rob Base - It takes two
2 4 hero’s - Mr Kirk Nightmare
3 Genaside - Narra Mine
4 Gat Decor - Passion
5 The Scientist - The Exorcist
6 Future Sounds Of London - Papua New Guinea
7 Orbital - Belfast
8 Brother Grim - When The Lion Awakes
9 One Tribe - What Have You Done
10 Rebel Mc - Tribal Bass
11 Shut Up & Dance - &20 To get in
12 Liquid - Liquid is Liquid
13 Egyptian Empire - The Horns
14 D-Livin - Why
15 Dj Crystl - Meditation
16 Hyper On Experience - Disturbance
17 Hyper On Experience - Lord Of the Null Liners
18 Dillinjah - Angels Fell
19 LTJ Bukum - Music
20 Code Blue - Angels in Dub
21 Seba & Lo Tek - Waveforms
22 Blu Mar Ten - Moths & Butterflies
23 Rhythm Tek - Breath Deep
Junglekid is a Manchester based producer. His musical style is experimental and futuristic; a very broadminded outlook ensures his music is always at that cutting edge. Through years of sampling, record shopping and raving he created a style unlike anyone else’s; this made the music stand out and kept it 100% fresh.
“I prefer my beats to just roll out, but with layers of breakbeats and rhythms to add depth.” – Junglekid
His music has been played on a whole host radio stations including BBC 1XTRA, Jungle-train, Unity FM, Rinse FM and many more. With releases on Odyssey, Futurepast and Alternative Architecture, the future is sure to bring more innovation and new music.
Sonic Winds by Seba & Lotek
One Away by Randall & Flex
From Above by Equinox
Aries Maze by Paradox
Mother Earth by Adam F
Obsession by Future Cut
The Reno by AGCG
Manslaughter by Rufige Kru
Cybernetic Jazz by Grooverider
Decade 303 by Alpha Omega
Unknown unknowns by Rawtrachs
Terminator (Cujo Remix) by Rufige Kru
Atlantis (Bad Company Remix) by Moving Fusion
So Mars by Breakage
The Rebel by Outrage
The Blackness by Deeperheightz
? by ?
Untitled by Sanz
Omega Amen by Southstar & Miracle
Love Her by Nucleus & Paradox
In Your Eyes by 0=0
The Americans Are Coming (Remix of A R Rahmans' Mumbai) by Nuriya Hamid & Moises Modesto
Tidal AKA Wayne Hay, has been producing since 1998 and DJing since 2000. He also runs one of the few Atmospheric / Progressive Drum 'n' Bass left called 'Advection Music', Tidal also features on LTJ Bukems's Good Looking Records, and has also played at..
Born in Birmingham (UK) Tidal Aka Wayne, has always been into music since an early age. Some of his early musical memories come from many genre's including Reggae, Electro, Hip-Hop, Soul & Electronica. It was through his older brother, how he got exposed to fresh music growing up. 1995 was a pivotal year for Tidal, this was when he first got introduced to the sounds of LTJ Bukem & MC Conrad.
Through listening to a lot of tunes, from various mix albums like Promised Land & Logical Progression, he decided to venture into production in 1998, and then later progressed into Djing back in 2000.
Since his first demo, Tidal has received interest over the years from labels like Covert Operations, Inperspective and International labels like Testflight (D.C), Warm Communications (Texas), Offshore Recordings (NYC) and Camino Blue (Germany).
In 2008 Tidal’s track ‘Impressions’ which had been played out amongst the Birmingham based Central Projection Crew, later got signed to Good Looking Records, which was released in 2009.
Since his debut release on Good Looking Records, Tidal's 'Impressions' has done the rounds worldwide, with DJ Support from the likes of Fabio (BBC Radio 1), Big Bud, DJ Marky (Innerground) and Makoto (Japan). The track was also featured on Fabric Live (46) Mixed by LTJ Bukem.
Tidal continues to push the deeper side of drum and bass with the Advection and Odyssey Collective.
01. M-Beat featuring Jamiroquai - Do U Know Where You're Coming From (Intelligent Groove Mix) - Renek (1996)
02. Rood Project - Thunder - White House (1994)
03. Baby D - Take Me To Heaven - Production House (1996)
04. Shamen - Transamazonia (LTJ Bukem Mix) - One Littler Indian (1996)
05. Ken Ishii - The Stretch (Shogun Remix) - R&S (1996)
06. Model 500 - Incredible - R&S (1999)
07. Everything But the Girl - Walking Wounded - Virgin (1996)
08. Helen T - Diverse City - I.D.M / Bermuda Triangle (1996)
09. Aural Imbalance & Forenics - Catalyst - Cadence (2003)
10. PHD - Cyber Genetics - Ascendant Grooves (1999)
11. Seba - Camoflauge - Looking Good - (1998)
12. Chris J - Windforce - Gamma Ray - (2001)
13. Future Engineers - The Silence (ASC Remix) - White
14. Faith Massive - Shelter (Cedar Remix) - N*Soul (1999)
About the Podcast:
Starting things off with tracks from when I was 16 Years old,
jungle music was introduced to me from older Rich, Big shouts
to him. A lot of my introductions were via CD Compilations and Tapes
including this ones like Jungle Massive, Artcore, Jungle Renegades,
Jungle Techno. I didn't start buying Vinyl until I was 18 and
didn't start mixing until I was 20, by the time the milluem hit
really started listening a lot more and ventured into production
a few years later.
Sid Odyssey Nar
I have been following the scene since the early 90’s i.e. Quest/Fibre Optic/Pandemonium following through the progression in to World dance, Dreamscapes, Progression Sessions (Good Looking Records). I started mixing at the age of 19 buying records from the historic local music store Ruby Red Records. My style originates from jungle through to atmospheric, jazzy and chilled out drum & bass. I am currently producing music for my label and organizing Odyssey events.
Track 1 – Music – LTJ Bukem
Track 2 – Future Sound – Future Assassins – 2 Bad Mice Remix
Track 3 – Club to Death – Peshay Remix
Track 4 – Meditation – Dj Crystal
Track 5 – The Calling - Roni Size & DJ Die
Track 6 – Renegade Snares Hig Contrast Remix – Omni Trio
Track 7 – 4 O’clock in the Morning – Promo
Track 8 – Metropolis – Adam F
Track 9 – Sorrow – Future Bound
Track 10 – Mind Games – DJ Crystal
Track 11 – She’s So (Revisited) FBD Project
Track 12 – Pearls – Urban Visions Vol 1
Track 13 – Find Me – Skanna
Track 14 – Rafiki – Big Bud
Track 15 – Eastern Promise – Intense
Track 16 – Witness - Intense
Track 17 – Dark Matter – Narkotix
Track 18 – Focus - Narkotix