Blame – Visions Of Alpha [Unreleased] (Free Download)

This week, Blame very kindly released this previously dubplate only track as a free download. Highly in demand, “Visions Of Alpha” fuses two of his most celebrated tracks from the Logical Progression/720/Good Looking era, namely “Visions Of Mars” and “Alpha 7”.

The download can be accessed via Google Drive now.

Many thanks to Conrad for allowing us to upload this stream, feel free to give him a shout/follow to show your appreciation.


Favourites: Seba And Paradox

To celebrate the Metalheadz release “Hexagon”, Seba And Paradox gave us a rundown of their favourite productions by each other. Taking these tracks, and adding a few of our own choices from their back catalogue, we have then blended them to create “Favourites”. Think of it as a playlist to showcase their music rather than a full-on DJ set.

From the B-Boy funk of Paradox to the spaced out bliss of Seba, the producers have delivered some of the finest moments in drum and bass history over three decades. Recording for labels like Moving Shadow, Good Looking and Metalheadz, their own labels, Paradox Music and Secret Operations as well as a new joint label, the duo have a vast discography to draw from so putting this list together must have been no small feat.

“Hexagon/Love Or Death” captures the essence of both producers and is the first release on Metalheadz for the duo. Available on both digital and vinyl now, the record comes housed in a full artwork sleeve.

Buy: Bandcamp / Metalheadz Store

Favourites – Seba And Paradox (Tracklist)

Seba And Lo-Tek – Universal Music (Good Looking Records)
Paradox – Orion (Metalheadz)
Seba – 34 Alpha (Secret Operations)
Seba And Paradox – Hexagon (Metalheadz)
Seba And Method One – Eidolon (Commercial Suicide)
Paradox – Crate Logic (Samurai Red Seal)
Seba And Paradox – Love Or Death (Metalheadz)
Nucleus And Paradox – Azha (Metalheadz)
Seba – Can’t Describe (Secret Operations)
Alaska And Paradox – Planet 3 (Good Looking Records)
Seba – Dangerous Days (Warm Communications)
Nucleus And Paradox – Analogue Life (Metalheadz)

Seba’s Top Three By Paradox

Alaska & Paradox – Planet 3 (Good Looking)

Seba: “This track blew my mind when I heard it 22 years ago. The amen has a much lower pitch than most other tracks that came out at the time. It made it really punchy and heavy. The vocal samples with delay also sits perfect on the whole arrangement. I really love the Aphex Twin style chord that comes in half way through too.”

Paradox – Crate Logic (Samurai Red Seal)

Seba: “This track is all about the drums! I like the long intro in this track with cut up breaks in a Paradox style and old-school b-boy samples. It drops so suddenly with a completely different drumbreak that makes the track very intense. I´ve played this track since before it came out in 2013 and I still play it today.”

Paradox – Orion (Metalheadz)

Seba: “Much more steppier than most other of Paradox’s other tracks. I like this one because it fits really well in my sets as a contrast to my own music. It still has that b-boy edge to it with old-school hip-hop samples. It’s also very hypnotizing!”

Paradox’s Top Three By Seba

Seba & Lotek – Universal Music (Good Looking)

Paradox: “This is a bit of an old one with Lotek but it’s a title that reminds me of our first meeting in the UK at Ministry Of Sound at a Good Looking event in the mid 90s. We spoke and were into each others music and I probably mentioned Universal Music at the time. I’m a sucker for long searing pads that let the breaks breath and Universal Music captures the whole Good Looking vibe in a nutshell for me. It was a fruitful era for both of us.”

Seba – Can’t Describe (Secret Operations)

Paradox: “Seba saves his best output for Secret Operations and rightfully so. The Detroit house vibes in this track are great. I would have done the drums differently of course but that’s just me.”

Seba – Dangerous Days (Warm Communications)

Paradox: “Although this is an ode to Vangelis, it’s done really well and Seba can do this type of music blindfolded. The apocalyptic vibe of the track is good and the dark side of the breaks and bass puts this track in my top three.”

“Hexagon/Love Or Death” is available now directly from the Metalheadz Bandcamp and store.

Influences “Wagz” none60

For this edition of Influences, we return to the none60 stable as Wagz provides a rundown of music he finds inspirational. It may surprise you for an artist whose productions wouldn’t sound out of place on Good Looking that he cites Iron Maiden as an influence, such is the joy of these lists.

For those unfamiliar with Wagz we premiered his track “Hyena” with its classic Photek tinged melodies taken from last years none60 compilation “none of the above“, which can be heard here. He has also recently released an EP for the label titled “City Lights” with sweeping pads, warm bass and intricate drums.

That EP can be streamed in full at the bottom of this post.

Buy: Bandcamp

Black Sheep – Similak Child

There’s so much hip-hop I could have chose it was difficult to pin one down but this Black Sheep album brings back so many memories of being a teenager walking round Buxton with headphones on going round to my mates house. The samples and the sheer vulgarity of the lyrics appealed to me on this album, but the guitar hooks on this track always stood out.

U.N.K.L.E. Featuring Ian Brown – Be There

So many to choose from on Endtroducing/Psyence Fiction so went with the vocal version of this one. Again, it’s all about the mood/atmosphere and samples. I can’t listen to this track in the day time, it has to be dark. I feel like I’m cheating nowadays when picking samples with the technology at hand when you compare it to the time and effort that people like DJ Shadow put in on these albums.

Tangerine Dream – Love On A Real Train

Soundtracks are a massive influence for me, especially 80’s stuff. Even the shittest film back then could have an awesome soundtrack and this one is a prime example. I don’t think I will ever get bored listening to this. Proper 3am sofa business.

Wild Nothing – Paradise

One of my current favourite bands and this is the song which got me into them. Can’t think of a better song to get lost in the moment to. The breakdown is pure bliss.

Iron Maiden – Hallowed Be Thy Name

I first heard this on Jamie Thomas – Toy Machine – Welcome to Hell skate video in the 90’s and became a massive Iron Maiden fan much later on through a good friend of mine who sadly passed away. This song got me through some difficult times – crank it up to full volume and run as fast as you can.

Stream/purchase the “City Lights EP” by Wagz below.

THG X Noods W/ Dave Sector (January 2020)

The first show of 2020 features forthcoming music on Metalheadz, Sneaker Social Club, 45Seven and re:st as well as an amazing unreleased track by DYL. Starting off with lo-fi sounds at both 126 and 170 bpm we then enter a small dub section before three brand new tracks on the legendary Headz label, including two cuts from the forthcoming “Exiles EP” from Zero T and Beta 2, sounding just like Photek had returned to his cult “Modus Operandi” phase.

THG X Noods W/ Dave Sector (January 2020)

Eusebia – Pray (re:st)
Eusebia – Repose (re:st)
Hooverian Blue – Laluviah (Sneaker Social Club)
LCP – Bedroom Raver (re:st)
Dominic Ridgway And Mauoq – Snow White Ballad (Regression Media)
DYL And DB1 – Uniformity Of Nature (Detach)
DB1 – Late Night (Mold)
DYL – Season (???)
Om Unit – Peninsula (Self-Release)
LXC Featuring Emperor Echo – How Bleep Is Your Dub? (45Seven)
Zero T And Beta 2 – Dead Cert (Metalheadz)
Seba And Paradox – Hexagon (Metalheadz)
Zero T And Beta 2 – Misdemeanour (Metalheadz)
Farz – This Life (Peer Pressure)

First broadcast on NOODS Radio 16th January 2020 between 14:00-15:00.

THG Mix Series Volume 4: Anomalies – Into The Rift

For the fourth volume in the THG mix series, we head to Sheffield for a vinyl-only selection of dark halftime and fierce breaks blended by Anomalies.

Focusing on the grittier side of modern jungle and 170 has resulted in him playing at both UVB-76 (White Hotel) and Metalheadz (Hope Works) nights as well as headline slots at more intimate events. This mix is inspired by performing at three private functions, spinning some of his favourite tracks on big sound-systems.

Heavy and relentless it sees the talented selector fusing tracks from some of our favourite producers including DB1, Pessimist, Forest Drive West, Homemade Weapons and Holsten. Mixed with energy this is a journey into the deeper realms of drum and bass, one for the heads.

As well as performing, the DJ has also set up Anomalies, a new place in Sheffield to hear sounds across the 170/85 spectra, the night will showcase underground artists who are helping to shape the future of the genre.

Prepare to enter the rift.

Links: Facebook / Instagram

THG Mix Series Volume 4: Anomalies – Into The Rift (Tracklist)

DB1 – Duppy Pulse (UVB-76)
The Untouchables – Thorium ft. Homemade Weapons (Samurai)
Torn – Escape (Weaponry)
Holsten – Momentum (Droogs)
Djinn – Destructive Consequence (Foundation X)
Pessimist – No Matter What ft. Overlook (Blackest Ever Black)
Holsten – Abscess (Droogs)
X Nation – Every Time (Rupture)
Homemade Weapons – Lingchi ft. Artilect (Samurai)
Ahmad & Akinsa – Delusions (Rupture)
Torn – Never Mind (Samurai)
Forest Drive West – Fiorna 161 (Rupture)
Champa B – Catacombs (Holotype Audio)
Homemade Weapons – Heretics ft. Torana (Samurai)
Response & Pliskin – Raging Bull (Skeleton)
B-Key – Man of Science (Scientific Wax)

Two Hungry Ghosts Chart (January 2020)

Two Hungry Ghosts Chart (January 2020)

Zero T And Beta 2 – Exiles EP (Forthcoming Metalheadz)
Om Unit – Submerged (Forthcoming Self-Released)
Special Request – Zero Fucks (Self-Released)
Booca – Ringing In The Night EP (Forthcoming Next Phase Records)
DLR – Banana Bread/Busy (Forthcoming 31 Records)
Dominic Ridgway And Mauoq – Snow White Ballad (Diffrent Music)
Mister Shifter – Dreada VIP (???)
René LaVice And Future Cut – Deeandbee (Forthcoming Metalheadz)
Grey Code – Archangel (Forthcoming Metalheadz)
Seba And Paradox – Hexagon (Metalheadz)
Paragon – Phantasm (Paragon Productions)
dgoHn – Sporks (Astrophonica)
DDOG – A New Sound (Straight Up Breakbeat)
Sonar’s Ghost X Sun People – VIP’s And Unreleased (Two Hungry Ghosts)
Hooverian Blur – Old Gold (Forthcoming Sneaker Social Club)
Eusebeia – Cardinal (re:st)
Kusp & Smb – XO (Detail Records)
Various Artists – Beyond The Physical (Two Hungry Ghosts)
Various Artists – Initial Conditions (Forthcoming Molt)
Various Artists – Uniformity Of Nature (Detach Recordings)

Compiled by Dave Sector

Sonar’s Ghosts X Sun People – VIP’s And Unreleased (Charity Release)

After the success of our various artist compilation “Beyond The Physical“, which saw us donating over £200 to the homeless charity Emmaus in Bristol, we are set to unleash our second release “VIP’s And Unreleased” by Sonar’s Ghost and Sun People featuring four cuts of modern jungle on January 6th 2020.

You can read more about the EP and stream it in full below.

Modern yet reflective drum and bass from two of the scenes most interesting producers, merging classic jungle with footwork and techno the EP is brimming with creativity and musicality.

Sonar’s Ghost revisits the unreleased VIP of “Turn It Inside Out”, amending the intro and tightening edits for a magnificent B-Boy influenced take on the track, replacing amens with funky NT chops. “I Got Watcha Need” features a wonderful Domu style harmony and chord progression, soulful jungle for broken heads.

Sun People twists the original arrangement of “Going To” for this exclusive VIP version, chipmunk vocals and perfectly placed snares dominate as the track charges along at 155BPM. “The Great Escape” closes the EP with two glorious melodies morphing into a beautiful, uplifting hook pulsating with energy and emotion.

With all Two Hungry Ghosts releases, the proceeds from this download will go to charities who focus on homelessness, hunger and poverty around the UK.

Artwork: THG
Mastering: R. Peperkamp

Released by: Two Hungry Ghosts

Release date:
6 January 2020

Buy: Bandcamp