Covering the length and breadth of European drum & bass, the second release from the ambitious Urban Wildlife platform has landed, and it is bursting at the seams with 170bpm goodness.
Pushing fresh new talent from Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Croatia and the UK to the fore – alongside more established heads – there is something on the 23-track epic Urban Wildlife Vol. 2 to bother almost any sub with.
Around half of the record tends towards the liquid end of the spectrum, with the likes of Changing Faces, Javano and El Hopaness serving up delicious cuts which perfectly fit that mould. The rest of the compilation tilts further and further towards outright carnage courtesy of Brazed, Venom218 and many more sadistic synth-stranglers. Meanwhile Krytika and Smuskind can be found knocking on the boundaries of the genre.
Artist Interview : mSdoS (Greece) – Pre innerSoul event at Plan B, Brixton, UK – 20.02.2015
Is always good to catch an artist just before he is about to perform at one of the best known clubs in London. Plan B has made a reputation for itself in displaying the very best quality DJs and Producers from around the world. Therefore it goes without saying that mSdoS from Greece joins that Elite group of artists when he performs live there on 20th February 2015. Here is our interview we had with him.
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. 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, 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. 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.
Top 5 tunes of the moment :
1 – Dusky – Yoohoo (LTJ Bukem Remix)
2 – Alix Perez – Forsaken (Calibre remix)
3 – mSdoS – Trumpet Toys (Dan Guidance remix)
4 – SoulStructure & Tim Cant – Soul 101
5 – Furney – Spaghetti Western
Top 5 producers of the moment :
1 – dRamatic & dbAudio
2 – Packer & Rhodes
3 – Simplification & Translate
4 – Malaky
5 – Payback & A.K.A.
DnBLines : Thanks for being interviewed for the DRUMANDBASSLINES.COM website. Firstly can you give us a brief background to how you got into DnB?
mSdoS : I’m on the scene from the beginning. started by hardcore evolution in 1991 and since then I have never stopped. Hardcore breakbeat, jungle, intelligent, tech step liquid … logical progression of dnb from 155bpm to 176 bpm.
DnBLines : We know you are due to perform at innerSoul night happening on 20th February at Plan B in Brixton. Plan B has established itself over the last few years as a prime outlet for quality artists (I have been there myself) to perform in front of an educated (and dedicated) DnB crowd. Can you tell us your motivations for performing there, and your ideas for the style of set you will play?
mSdoS : London is the metropolis of the dnb scene. Plan B is deffo the best venue with Fabric at the moment in London. So I am very pleased that I have been asked to perform live for with the Innersoul crew. Even if I am a “liquid” artist, my live dj performances have always most sub genres of dnb. Liquid flavor, quality harder sound like Shogun or Liquid V and i never forget to spin some jungle vibes
DnBLines : Can you tell us what other projects you are working on at the moment?
mSdoS : As an owner of Liquid Drops rec I am preparing dozen of releases and remixes from many well known artists from around the globe. Just finished a remix for Deeper Vision Rec that will be out shortly along side BCee remix. Also just finished the Soultec the B side of forthcoming 12 “that will out by LD Music with Utah Jazz remix on A side.
DnBLines : How long have you been mixing and producing, what got you started on both, and what is the DnB scene like in your home country of Greece?
mSdoS : As a Dj I started in early 90’s, as a producer in mid 90’s but I was making music for my own use, officially I started production in 2008. The dnb scene in Greece is going quite good at the moment, sub genres that are popular are jungle and neuro, but there are still fans of Oldschool.
DnBLines : What other types of music do you listen to?
mSdoS : All my life I was listening to every kind of music from pop, rap, house tto rock. Lately I put aside all these styles and listen exclusively to jazz and anything that has broken beats.
DnBLines : What are your targets for the next year or 2?
mSdoS : I already have started playing all over Europe and I will play in New York this Easter. So I will try to cover as much of Europe and the US possible in 2015. Also, I will start a couple of projects to put out some cds and vinyl from my label Liquid Drops Rec.
DnBLines : Who are your favourite DJs and MCs worldwide?
mSdoS : DJs deffo Ltj Bukem, Fabio and Nookie. Male MCs Con*Natural (aka Mc Conrad), Visionoby, MC GQ. Female Deeism and Lameduza
DnBLines : Lets take a little break from the interview to check out your January 2015 Perception Beatz Radio Mix…
DnBLines : Cool mix, big ups!! Ok as usual in our interviews we like to make ours a bit different from others you may have done, so here is the 10second round..
DnBLines : Vinyl or mp3?
mSdoS : CDs atm so MP3
DnBLines : Online record shop or local record shop?
mSdoS : Redeyerecords and TripleVision
DnBLines : Promo or Picture disc??
mSdoS : Promo
DnBLines : Facebook or Twitter?
mSdoS : Facebook
DnBLines : One Nation or Random Concept?
mSdoS : Random Concept
DnBLines : Innovation in the Sun or Innovation at the Dam?
mSdoS : In the sun
DnBLines : What have been your biggest achievements so far?
mSdoS : My 5 vinyls on Good Looking Records
DnBLines : Anything you want to mention that we havent covered already? Any shout outs etc?
mSdoS : Maybe I wanna mention that dnb is a global thing right now. Shouts go out to all dnb followers, I don’t care about their fav sub genre. And to all artists from Japan to Australia and Brazil
Thanx a lot that gave the opportunity to have a chat with you!
DnBLines : And just before we end, we thought people would like to check out the last innerSoul event from Plan B from November 2014 :
DnBLines : Cheers for being interviewed for the site.