Mentalien - 160170MIX Vol. 2+3

My new series, called 160170MIX is back with not one, but two new sets! I've been racking my brain about the sequel since I came out with the first episode, but it took a lot of time for me to start working on it for various personal reasons. About two months ago I started to figure out what tunes I'd like to put in the new mix, over time I added more and more great songs and realised this whole process grew out to be a kind of big project. This is where I decided to do something unusual: I recorded two mixes the same day and I'm releasing them on the same day. Just like the first episode of the series, the sequels are focusing on the experimental side of drum&bass, where the boundaries are completely blurred, genres become just a tempo and anything can happen. There are a lot of similarities in the two mixes, most of the tunes are influenced by juke, footwork, jungle, hip-hop, grime and funk, but I'd say Volume 2 is a mix where the mellow vibes dominate, while Volume 3 is the one where things get a bit more darker.  The mixes are featuring big favorites of mine, released mostly in the past few weeks and months, from artists like Richie Brains (aka Alix Perez, Stray, Chimpo, Fracture, OM Unit, Sam Binga and Fixate), Zed Bias, Sully, D-Bridge, Skeptical, J:Kenzo, etc.

To bring back a bit of mistery, I won't add a tracklist this time. If you read D-Bridge's blog post about tracklists, you'll understand why I do this (if not, click here to read it now). I strongly agree with his thoughts, but I don't want be mean, so it's completely okay to ask for IDs, or you can try to use Shazam alternatively. ;)

Mentalien - 160170MIX Vol. 2

Mentalien - 160170MIX Vol. 3

I'm dedicating this project to my love, my partner, my best friend and my biggest fan, Laci. RIP, miss you a lot. 


New radio residency in 2016: Tilos Radio!

As some of you might know already, I've been asked by DJ Ren recently to share the residency with her on Dzsungel Konyve radio show, one of the longest running drum&bass, jungle, bass and electronic music show on Hungary's famous community station, Tilos Radio. It's a real honor and I'm really glad I can take part of this show, and obviously it's great to know there is another channel where I can showcase the music I believe in. Below you can listen back to the few shows I did already. Don't forget to listen to the show live every second Tuesday from 10pm till midnight on https://tilos.hu/ or if you live in or around Budapest, tune in to FM 90.3! 

Mentalien @ Dzsungel Konyve, Tilos Radio, 08.03.2016
(drum&bass / jungle set, runs between 00-58 mins)
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Mark Archer - Ebony
Fracture - Acid Claps
Sully - Helios
Breakbeat Era - Breakbeat Era
Skeptical - Parallax
Calibre - Blazin
DJ Madd - Duppy
Sam KDC & Untouchables - Alliance
Calibre - Dream Of You
Cujo & Jenna G - No Way
Need For Mirrors - Monument
Basic Operations - Revolution
Mr Joseph - Real Talk
Random Movement - Future Fondler
Lynx - Sleazy
Shy FX - Bambaata
Mikal - Wilderness

Mentalien @ Dzsungel Konyve, Tilos Radio 05.04.2016
(bass / drum&bass set, runs between 00-56 mins)
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Paul Woolford - No Requests (Special Request Fantasy Fm rmx) - Running Back
Borai - Ohm Trax - Hotline
Aden - Hass - Ultramajic
Luca Lozano - Calling All Dancers - Hypercolour
Diemantle - Rave Timez - Gutterfunk
Riffs - Don't Leave Ur Girl Round Me - Void Space
Deadboy & Murlo - Squeeze - DBM
Royal-T - Shotta (Kahn and Neek rmx) - Butterz
Sam Binga & OM Unit - Windmill Kick
Hyroglifics - No Drama - Critical
Moresounds - Reality Tune - Atsrophonica
DJ Madd - Rum Punch - Cosmic Bridge
Zed Bias - Hipbounce - Exit
The Duke Of Juke - Jukin Bird - Anus Records
Moresounds - Gwan Fire - 31
Fracture & Deft - I Just - Exit
Zed Bias - Fever - Exit
Beat Spacek - I Wanna Know (Dbridge rmx) - Ninja Tune
Special Request Fantasy Fm outro

Mentalien b2b DJ Ren - Friday warm-up @ Dzsungel Konyve, Tilos Radio 03.05.2016
(liquid funk / drum&bass set, 112 mins)
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Spectrasoul - Glimpse (Ivy Lab rmx) - Shogun
Response - Let's Pretend - Commercial Suicide
Sinistarr ft Grimm - Don't Slow Down - Widad
Skeptical - Parallax - Exit
Ed:It - Long Time - Deep Kut
Calibre - Spirit Catcher - Signature
Random Movement - Future Fondler - Flight Pattern
Etherwood ft S.P.Y - We're Nothing Without Love (Ivy Lab rmx) - Med School
Coma & Semitone - System - Flexout Audio
Mark System - You Gave Up My Love - Warm Communication
Total Science - Soul For Sale - Metalheadz
Random Movement - Yes You Are - Flight Pattern
Alix Perez - Losing You - Exit
Commix - Generations - Metalheadz
Spectrasoul - SM1 - Ish Chat
Calibre ft Marky - Amen Tune - Signature
Breakage - Roller - Digital Soundboy
Zero T ft Steo - Too Close To See - Integral
Ed:It & Pennygiles - Set Theory (Ulterior Motive rmx) - C.I.A.
Kasper & Satl - Mr. Funky - Fokuz
Adam F - Circles (dRamatic & dbAudio Unofficial rmx)
Chroma - Cuttthroat - CIA
Future Cut - Whiplash (Alix Perez rmx) - Remegade Hardware
Fracture - Makin' Hype Tracks - Exit
Soul Intent - Love Me - Dope Plates
J:Kenzo - Skatta - Cosmic Bridge
Stayhigh - Never Forget - Modern Ruin
Command Strange - Watcha Doin' - Liquid V
Digital & Total Science - Catch - Function
Intelligent Manners & Command Strange - Ghetto Drama - Innerground
T>I - Funk You - Co-lab
K Jah & Dazee - Dig This - Ruffneck Ting
The Vanguard Project - Blacklist - Spearhead
Calibre - Latin Ways - Signature

Mentalien - Tilos Maraton warm-up @ Dzsungel Konyve, Tilos Radio 31.05.2016
(uk garage / bass set, runs between 00-56 mins)
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K-Lone - Broke - Wisdom Teeth
EVM128 - Realtime - Studio Rockers
Brian Chambers - Deep, Deep, Down - Main Ingredient
Brunks - Ain't No Stoppin' Us - WX/WL
K-Lone - Crunch - Badimup
Kumarachi - 11 - Slapfunk
Locklead - Take One - Unknown To The Unknown
Artist Formerly Known as P.P. - You Get Me Everytime - Mixin Potions
Martyn - EF40 - Dolly Dubs
Lamont - Far Away (Zed Bias' Dirty Dub) - Durkle Disco
Locklead - Diversity - Unknown To The Unknown
Anil Aras - Shake Dat Ass - Hot Haus Recs
Lil Silva - Drumatic - Good Years
Champion & Melé - Radio Babylon - Formula
Youngstar - Formula 2 - White Peach
Impey - 4titude - Sector 7 Sounds
Royal T - Shotta (Kahn + Neek rmx) - Butterz
Murlo - Furnace - Mixpak