2014-11-14

Mentalien - Liquid Oldies (3K Selection Vol. 4.)

Here is a heart-warming liquid funk mix for all the soulful drum & bass lovers. I recorded this set a few years ago, the speciality of this selection is that it contains only pre-2006 vinyl releases, so basically I was focusing on the golden-era of this genre. Enjoy! ;)

Mentalien - Liquid Oldies
Download or stream at mixcloud.com/mentalien



Virtual Suspects feat. Gwen McCrae - Gotta Have Your Love /Hospital/
Blue Sonix - This Feeling (Influx Datum's Intoxicated mix) /Phuturistic Bluez/
Phuturistix feat. Jenna G - Beautiful (Nu:Tone rmx) /Hospital/
Greg Packer - Soul Fusion /Phuturo/
Ils - Music (Mathematics Sound Good mix) /Marine Parade/
MJ Cole - Sincere (Marcus Intalex & ST Files rmx) /Talkin Loud/
Nu:Tone - What Goes Around Comes Around /New Identity/
Drumsound & Simon Bassline Smith - If U Need Someone /C.I.A./
Aquasky - Do Anything (Calibre rmx) /Incident/
4 Hero feat. Imani Izuri - 9 By 9 (M.I.S.T. Dub mix) /Talkin Loud/
Klute - Part Of Me /Hospital/
Mathematics - Fantasy /Frontline/
Carlito & Addiction - Just Wanna Be /Creative Source/
Matrix & Danny J - Paradiso /Metro/
London Elektricity vs Robert Owens - My Dreams (Searching Dub) /Hospital/
Commix - I Want To Know /Advanced/
Jill Scott - J Spot (It's Love - Mechanizm rmx) /white/
Calibre - Bleep /Signature/
Q Project - Sticky Fingers /Crash/
Nos - Groove Me /Eastside/
Total Science - Flip Flop /Hospital/
Tronik 100 - Reachin' /Renegade/
Chris.Su - Try Again /Critical/
M.I.S.T. - Play On Me /Soul:R/
Drumsound & Simon Bassline Smith - Breakdown /Technique/
Mace - Free Flow /Creative Source/
Sonic & Silver - Rocket Launcher /Virus/
Nu:Tone - Feel It /Hospital/
Beta 2 & Zero Tolerance - Give It Up /Commercial Suicide/
Influx Uk - Sing Out /Formation/
High Contrast - Music Is Everything (Danny Byrd rmx) /Hospital/
Artifical Intelligence - Ever On /Soul:R/
Klute - Now Always Forever (Calibre rmx) /Commercial Suicide/
J Majik feat. Kathy Brown - Love Is Not A Game /Defected/
D.Kay & DJ Lee - Touch /Hospital/

LAST PICK:
High Contrast - Return Of Forever (Swell Session rmx) /Hospital/

Elevate 2014 Mixtape #2: Mentalien

Having a chance to play at one of the top quality festivals, which is Elevate Festival in Graz, Austria, is something I was dreaming of since a long time. This year I was invited to do a gig after Tessela, Fracture and the legendary Source Direct, and also I was asked to record a warm-up set. Check it below. ;)

Elevate 2014 Mixtape #2: Mentalien


Tracklist:

FaltyDL - Power - Swamp 81
Makoto - Another Generation - Apollo
P Jam - Untitled A - Night Slugs
DJ Rum - Turiya (Tessela rmx) - 2nd Drop
Pearson Sound - Starburst - Hessle Audio
Randomer - Need U - white
Will Azada - Mysterious White Powder - Hypercolour
Bizarre Inc - Playing With Dub - Vinyl Solution
Dat Oven - Icy Lake (L-Vis 1990 rmx) - Night Slugs x Fade To Mind
Beatless - To Expand (DJ Die rmx) - Sirkus
Fracture feat. Dawn Day Night - Get Down To The Funky Beat - Exit
Charlemagne - Liberate (Shy FX mix) - Pressure
Breakbeat Era - Breakbeat Tera - XL
Fracture - Loving Touch - Exit
Slick Shoota - Keep Bussin' (OM Unit rmx) - Apothecary Compositions
Wax Doctor - The Step - Metalheadz
Stray - Chatterbox - Exit
Moresounds - Blood - Astrophonica
Halogenix - Porcupine - Critical

2014-09-15

Mentalien - Live at Different Drum - Corvinteto 13-09-2014

Here's the drum&bass / liquid funk set I've played before the mighty Random Movement in Budapest at the Different Drum party. There are plenty of summer favorites and old gems in the mix... it was an honour to play them before someone whose work I respect very much. It was definetely a dream come true. :)




Mentalien - Live at Different Drum - Corvinteto 13-09-2014



Tracklist:

Paul SG feat. T.R.A.C - Stay Classy - Liquid V
Random Movement - Morning Glory - Bassbin
Calibre - Venus & Mars - Signature
Sub Focus - Close (Ivy Lab rmx) - RAM
Need For Mirrors feat. Edward Oberon - Limits Of Control - Clear Skyz
Lenzman - Flamethrower - Soul:R
A Sides feat. Regina & MC Fats - What You Don't Know (Total Science rmx) - U Understand Me Music
M.I.S.T. - Warp 1 - Soul:R
Submorphics feat. T.R.A.C - Higher Ground - Liquid V
Die - Clear Skyz - Full Cycle
Nu:Logic - What I've Always Waited For - Hospital
Random Movement - Connections - Prestige Music
High Contrast - Everything's Different (Calibre rmx) - Hospital
Villem & Mcleod - Only 4 U - Deep Kut
Lenzman feat. Dan Stezo - Move & Focus - Metalheadz
Total Science & S.P.Y - Magic Hour - C.I.A.
Shy FX - Bambaata (Dillinja rmx) - Ebony
Logistics feat. Lifford - Seasons - Hospital
Die - Slow Burn - Clear Skyz
Jaybee & Andy Sim - Forgotten Funk - Chronic
DJ Zinc feat. Sneaky Sound System - Show Me (Sigma rmx) - Rinse
Nu:Tone - Missing Link - Hospital
Break - Moving On - Horizons
LSB - Leave - Soul:R
DJ Fresh - Heavyweight - Digital Soundboy
Breakage - Ask Me - Bassbin
Friction vs Total Science - Scatter - Shogun Audio
S.P.Y - Mucky Business - Hospital
Total Science feat. Riya - Suspicious (Alix Perez rmx) - Shogun Audio
Nu:Tone feat. Logistics - Countdown - Hospital
Random Movement - Believe No Other - Westbay International
Noisia & The Upbeats - Little Fling - Critical
Nu:Logic feat. Lifford - Everlasting Days - Hospital

Check out the video of Random Movement's set I've recorded from the same night!

2014-08-18

Mentalien - Live at Sziget Festival, Colosseum stage - 18-08-2014

The final day of this year's Sziget Festival was definetely a milestone in the Hungarian drum&bass history... not because of my set, obviously. :) But there aren't many occasions when seven (!) international dnb acts (Black Sun Empire, Friction, Kasra, Mefjus, Ivy Lab, MC AD and Linguistics) are here in Hungary at the same time to play. It was a really exciting day, and since the guest DJs came from a wide range of dnb sub-genres, I tried to react on that during the afternoon with playing a little bit of everything, both old and new. Enjoy!

Mentalien - Live at Sziget Festival, Colosseum stage - 18-08-2014



Tracklist:
Redlight feat. Lolo - Cure Me (DJ Die rmx)
Mistical - Amen Electric - Soul:R
Logistics - No Hurry Time - Hospital
Lenzman feat. DRS - Just Can't Take - Metalheadz
Enei & Intelligent Manners - Midnight Runaway (Lynx rmx) - Fokuz
Die & Interface feat. William Cartwright - Bright Lights (Rollers mix) - Clear Skyz
Boosta & Atmos T - The Things You - Innerground
Alix Perez feat. Sabre & Sam Wills - The End Of Us - Shogun Audio
Sub Focus - Close (Ivy Lab rmx) - RAM
DJ Marky & S.P.Y - Mystic Sunset - Innerground
Random Movement & Jaybee - Good Enough - Liquid V
Lenzman feat. Dan Stezo - Move & Focus - Metalheadz
Marcus Intalex & S.T. Files - Neptune - 31
S.P.Y - Step & Flow - Hospital
Need For Mirrors, HLZ & Mikal - Horus - Warm Communications
Ulterior Motive - M.I.R. - Metalheadz
Logistics feat. Lifford - Seasons - Hospital
Critical Impact - Chinese Burns - Clear Skyz
DJ Zinc feat. Sneaky Sound System - Show Me (Sigma rmx) - Rinse
Nu:Tone - Beatnik - Hospital
Friction feat. Fourward & Jakes - Battle Scars - Shogun Audio
Die - Clear Skyz (Break rmx) - Clear Skyz
Heist - Go To Work - Co-Lab
Rockwell - 1_2_3_4 - Shogun Audio
Danny Byrd feat. Brookes Brothers - Gold Rush - Hospital
S.P.Y - Brooklyn Dub - Hospital
A Sides & MC Fats - Temperature's Rising (Command Strange rmx) - U Understand Me Music
Lenzman feat. Steo - My Tearz - Metalheadz
Dillinja - All Aboard - London
Spectrasoul feat. Echo Park - Sour (Rockwell rmx) - Shogun Audio
Dom & Roland - Remember Your Rootz - DPR
Ulterior Motive - Given Contact - Metalheadz
Addison Groove & Sam Binga - Rzor (Friction rmx) - Shogun Audio
S.P.Y feat. Total Science & Grimm - Cold Harsh Air - Hospital
Vigorous - Pain & Sorrow (Random Movement rmx) - Shaolin Audio
Rockwell - INeedU - Shogun Audio
>> DJ Hazard - Time Tripping - Playaz
Mutated Forms - Crowlin - Blu Mar Ten

2014-07-30

Mentalien - UKG set at Tilos Radio, 29-07-2014

I sat in with Shadam for DJ Ren in her radio show at Tilos Radio and decided to play a bunch of uk garage tunes I'm into these days. Expect some vocal 2-step, grimey basslines, a bit of house and amen breaks as well with some dodgy mixing, haha.

Mentalien - UKG set at Tilos Radio, 29-07-2014
Download | Stream at soundcloud.com/mentalien or mixcloud.com/mentalien


Tracklist:

Flava D - More Love - Flava D Bandcamp
D Base - What's The Time - D Base
New Horizons - All I Want - 500 Rekords
Chase & Status feat. Ed Thomas - Blk & Blu (Preditah rmx) - Mercury
Flava D & Miss Fire - Closer - Flava D Bandcamp
Urban Species - Woman (MJ Cole '99 rmx) - Talkin Loud
Colours - Hold On (SE22 mix) - Solo
Disclosure - Stimulation (Preditah rmx) - Universal
Royal T & Flava D - On My Mind - Butterz
PVC - She Can Get It - Formula
Cause & Affect - Testosterone Difficiency - Bullet Train
Route 94 feat. Jess Glynne - My Love (Royal-T rmx) - Rinse
Flava D - In The Dance - Formula
Sirmo - Want To Get Down - Birdy Tweek
Hayfever - Ground Collapse - (Maddslinky 'NJ Shuffle' mix) - Formula
My Nu Leng feat. Fox - Masterplan - Black Butter
Commodo - Good Grief - Hotline
Jello - Speed Trip - Roska Kicks & Snares
Jus Now feat. Bunji Garlin & Stylo G - Tun Up (Dismantle rmx) - 3Beat
Apple - De Siegalizer - Insatiable

2014-07-25

Mentalien - Warehouse Jam

I'm combining late '80s, early '90s warehouse party vibes with some jazzy and soulful grooves in this mix. It's a bit of an experiment, so I'm really curious about your opinion. It's a "vinyl only" set by the way.

Mentalien - Warehouse Jam
Download | Stream at soundcloud.com/mentalien or mixcloud.com/mentalien


Tracklist:

Falty DL - Huff & Puff Bruk - Swamp 81
Tim Vitá, Oliver Gehrmann, Xaver Hirsch - Jazzclub - Local Talk
Percussions - KHLHI - Text
Future Four - Gwad Bwash (Tuff City Kids rmx) - Phantasy Sound
Duke - Can You Feel It (Carnival mix) - Power Music Trax
Bok Bok & Tom Trago - Lil Ma Bonus Beat - Night Voyage
Paul Woolford - Pursuit - Halocyan
Beesmunt Soundsystem - How I Wish - Just Jack
Last Magpie - I Love Me - Electric Minds
DJ Haus - Feel Da Phonk - Hot Haus
Da Posse - In The Heat Of The Night (Acid Mix) - Freerange
L-Vis 1990 - Circuits - Clone Jack For Daze Series
Innershades - A Night To Forget - Wicked Bass
Cooly G - Hold Me - Hyperdub
Laszlo Dancehall - Flute Worx - ManMakeMusic
Leon Vynehall - Butterflies - Clone Royal Oak

2014-03-27

Mentalien - Into The Wild

In this mix I'm focusing on the darker, wilder more experimental and weird side of drum&bass, enjoy! ;)

Mentalien - Into The Wild
Download | Stream at mixcloud.com/mentalien


Tracklist:

The Insiders feat. Collette Warren - Wonder Why (Break rmx) - Intrigue
Emperor - Control - Critical
Raiden - Citalopram - Tech:nology
Clarity - Constant - Exit
Nick Modern & ARX - Colour Between - Buried Audio
Skeptical feat. Collette Warren - Always Been Mine - Soul:R
Seba - Science Fiction - Secret Operations
Fracture - Better Than Tomorrow - Metalheadz
Krakota - Spin The Bottle - Hospital
Proxima - Envy - Play:Musik
Influx UK - 97 Moody - Formation
Need For Mirrors - Ambush - Chronic
Dom & Roland - Unofficial Jah - Metalheadz
Sam Binga feat. Redders - Lef Dem - Critical
Need For Mirrors - Trips - Chronic
S.P.Y - Surge - Hospital
Mercedes - Full Tilt (Ulterior Motive Tear Up mix) - Airwave Hustler
Rockwell - *)* [808] - Exit
Machinedrum - Back Seat ho (Rustie rmx) - Ninja Tune
Ivy Lab - Sunday Crunk - Critical

2014-03-18

Two drum&bass mixes from the vault

If you are a follower of my facebook and mixcloud pages, you could have seen already that I've uploaded two of my older drum&bass mixes in the past few weeks. One of them is full of male vocal music, while the other one is in a brazilian-mood. I received a lot of nice feedbacks on these mixes back in 2007, that's why I tought they're worth a re-upload. To be honest, the mixing doesn't sound very nice after so many years, but hopefully the selection of music will compensate for the dodgy transitions. ;)
 

2014-02-10

Mentalien - Live at Budapest Bass Music, Corvinteto 08-02-2014

Here is my two hour long house, garage and bass music set, a live recording from the latest Budapest Bass Music night, where our guest was the mighty Zed Bias!

Mentalien - Live at Budapest Bass Music, Corvinteto 08-02-2014


Iron Galaxy - Attention Seeker - Audio Culture
DJ Haus - Feel Da Phonk - Hot Haus
Crue - Untitled B - Crue 01
Grant Nelson - Violent Bliss - Nice'N'Ripe
Chesus & The Organ Grinder - Ampulate - Lost In Translation
Zed Bias - Boss Skank - Swamp 81
Richy Ahmed feat. Kevin Knapp - The Drums - Hot Creations
Detroit Swindle - Under The Spell - Freerange
Maddslinky - It Was U - Tru Thoughts
Doc Daneeka - Electric Sandwich Rhythm - Pattern
Crue - Untitled A - Crue 03
Tony Blitz - Vodka & Valium (Crackazat Dub rmx) - Local Talk
CJ Bolland - Sugar Is Sweeter (Armand's Drum 'n Bass mix) - white
Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face - Ultra
Laszlo Dancehall - Fatty Que - Man Make Music
Zed Bias - Tug - Swamp 81
Disclosure - Stimulation (Preditah rmx) - Universal
EVM128 feat. BB. James - Make Me Feel (El-B's Nova rmx) - Somethinksounds
Sunship - Try Me Out (Let Me Lick It mix) - Filter
Krystal Klear feat. Jenna G - Addiction (Royal-T rmx) - Rinse
Qualifide - Ruff & Tuff (MJ Cole Cherry Vodka rmx) - Qualifide
Disclosure feat. Mary J. Blige - F For You - Universal
Detroit Swindle - Unfinished Business - Freerange
Wretch 32 feat. Shakka - Blackout (T Williams rmx) - Ministry Of Sound
DJ Cra$y - I Need You (Breach rmx) - Dirtybird
Komon - So Easy - Apple Pips
Jessie Ware - Wildest Moments (Zed Bias aka Maddslinky rmx) - PMR
Blured - It's Quite - Y.C.O
Boddika - Beats Me - Nonplus
Oqiny Sigoma Band - Nyidounge Drums - Brownswood
Fraction House - Everyday - Fraction House
Greenmoney feat. Terri Walker - Feels Good (Boxwork rmx) - Greenmoney
Storm Queen - Look Right Through (MK Dub III) - Ministry Of Sound

2014-01-06

Gigs archive and personal faves of 2013

Just like a year ago, and two years before, I'm putting a post here again, which sums up my previous year. Honestly, I didn't expect that 2013 will be as good as 2012 was... for example, not many experiences can top the awesome fact, that I had three great gigs in Germany. Despite my expectations, I had a LOT more gigs in the past twelve months than in any of the previous years, and I also re-started doing radio shows, which makes me feel quite happy. Thanks to all the promoters and DJs who were there to cause me unforgettable moments!

I've picked three mixes from the ones I did in the past year, to showcase what I was into in 2013, give them a listen if you haven't done like that so far!



Below you can see my gig list for 2013:

01.08. BBM pres. Dusky warm-up @ Tilos Radio (info)
01.12. Different Drum @ Volt Presszo, Akvarium (info)
02.01. Mentalien + Shadam allnighter @ Kolor (info)
02.02. Sub Night 2nd Bday @ Napkozi, Debrecen (info)
02.10. BBM pres. Dusky warm-up @ Together (info)
02.15. Different Drum @ Volt Presszo (Akvarium) (info)
02.16. Budapest Bass Music pres. Dusky @ Corvinteto (info)
02.19. BLZ 14th Bday warm-up @ Tilos (info)
02.23. Bladerunnaz 14th Bday @ A38 (info)
03.08. Budapest Jungle pres. Calibre @ Corvinteto (info)
03.15. Different Drum @ Volt Presszo (Akvarium) (info)
03.22. Pushin' @ Muzikum (info)
03.23. Mentalien x Shadam all night long @ Rizsa Dva Klub (info)
04.06. Budapest Bass Music pre. DJ EZ @ Corvinteto (info)
04.10. Outlook + LTJ Bukem warm-up @ Together (info)
04.19. Budapest Jungle pres. LTJ Bukem & MC Moose, MC DRS & Jenna G @ Durlin (info)
04.20. Different Drum \w Spinline @ Volt Presszo (Akvarium) (info)
04.26. Pushin' @ Muzikum (info)
04.27. Mentalien x Shadam On Tour @ Telep / Kolor (info)
05.10. Friday @ A38 (info)
05.10. Mentalien x Shadam All Night Long @ Rizsa Dva Klub (info)
05.11. Different Drum @ Volt Presszo (Akvarium) (info)
05.24. Friday @ A38 (info)
06.14. Budapest Bass Music @ Akvarium (info)
06.14. Pushin' @ Kolor (info)
06.21. Friday @ A38 (info)
06.22. 3Elements @ Thermal Music Terrace, Jaszbereny (info)
06.25. Dzsungel Konyve @ Tilos Radio (info)
07.05. Friday @ A38 (info)
07.06. mid-tempo set @ Kolor (info)
07.12. Balaton Sound (Sziget Lounge) @ Zamardi (info)
07.20. Budapest Bass Music @ Akvarium Terasz (info)
07.27. BP Jungle Summer Edition Vol. 2. @ Corvinteto (info)
08.03. BLZ + ML pres. Lenzman @ A38 (info)
08.09. B My Lake Colosseum @ Sziget Festival (info)
08.16. Friday @ A38 (info)
08.16. Deepbeats @ Zold Pardon (info)
08.30. Friday @ A38 (info)
08.31. Budapest Bass Music @ Akvarium (info)
08.31. Pushin' @ Kolor (info)
09.13. Friday @ A38 (info)
09.14. Different Drum @ Gozsdu Mano Klub (info)
09.18. Pushin' @ Kolor (info)
09.29. Live stream @ Together (info)
10.05. BBM pres. Boddika @ Corvinteto (info)
10.11. Different Drum @ Gozsdu Mano Klub (info)
11.08. Different Drum @ Gozsdu Mano Klub (info)
11.09. BBM pres. Melé + Slick Don @ Corvinteto (info)
11.10. Bladerunnaz @ Together live stream (info)
11.21. Urbanplayer.hu @ Kocka (info)
11.23. Budapest Jungle pres. Goldie @ Corvinteto (info)
12.06. BBM pres. Wookie @ Corvinteto (info)
12.10. BPJ pres. Rockwel warm-up @ Dzsungel Konyve, Tilos Radio (info)
12.14. Budapest Jungle pres. Rockwell @ Corvinteto (info)
12.21. Different Drum @ Gozsdu Mano Klub (info)
12.31. Bladerunnaz NYE \w BSE, John B @ Durlin (info)

Mix ’n match – No #2 Mentalien special mix for Rebellive

Wow, I've completely forgot to talk about this really interesting project on my blog... I was asked by the Hungarian fashion-blog, called Rebellive, to be a model for their next photo shooting! Sounds completely insane, right? But the concept behind this project is quite interesting and complex actually. They are trying to bring two different worlds closer to eachother, the music and the fashion scene. To reach their goal, Rebellive started a monthly coloumn, called Mix & Match. I had to record a podcast, while they asked famous Hungarian designers to provide some of their clothing in which I can pose for the Rebellive crew's camera-girl. I've tried to reflect on the style of the photos and on the clothes - especially on the Wonderground pieces - with my music, that's why I've recorded something more "edgy". 

Stream / download the mix:

Click here to check out the photos and a short interview with me in Hungarian. ;)




Tracklist:
Jam City - Pink Snow - free
Kingdom - Viper XL - Fade To Mind
Jean Nipon - Put It In The Trunk - ClekClekBoom
Happa - Bring It Back - Church
Untold - Flexible - Brainmath
Terror Danjah & Champion - Stone Island - Hyperdub
Vjuan Allure - Fella Silva Bump - Hot Mom USA
Lil Silva - Venture - white
Walter Ego - Baby Benz - Girls Music
French Fries - Smoke Wine (Goldffinch rmx) - Dirtybird
Randomer - Bring - Hemlock
Robbie Tronco - C.U.N.T. "She's Cunt, She's Pussy" (Straight Faggot Mix) - Henry Street Music
MikeQ & Angel X feat. Jay Karan - Let It All Out - Fade To Mind
Jam City - Worst Illusion - Night Slugs
Beyonce - Run The World Girls (Kito 'Swamp 81 VIP' rmx) - free
Kingdom - Goodies Remix (instrumental) - Fade To Mind
Sully - In Some Pattern - Keysound
Joss Ryan - Drop It - DVA Music
Obey City - Quantum Phase - LuckyMe
Girl Unit - Ensemble (Club mix) - Night Slugs
Sophie - Bipp – Numbers