Drum & Bass Flashbacks - DC Breaks - Starstruck

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After being tagged in a post yesterday by fellow Drum & Bass enthusiast @rt395 on the Hive Network, I couldn't be happier with the way the Monday started. Usually associated with abject misery, thankfully, in the UK we have a public holiday which is much needed for me and what better way to start than to tune in to some DC Breaks tracks?! After hearing "We Never Slow Down" and "Euphorium", it brought me back to the first tune I heard from DC Breaks which was released in 2009 called Starstruck on Hospital Records:


Memories

I'm struggling to remember how I first came across this track, I think my brother shared it with me when it first came out and I was like, "This is amazing!" and proceeded to rinse it non-stop ever since! It immediately went in to my running playlist and gave the energy boost needed to get through the training for the marathons I signed up for. Yes, I was heavily in to the long distance running 10+ years ago but have tapered down since then and settled for hiking, my knees won't allow long distance running anymore!

You know I had to feature Starstruck in one on my Platform Project sets over the years and it took me a while to find out where I had squeezed it in but I managed to find our 50th show that I had the pleasure of hosting with DaveyHub back in October 2018... damn time really does fly! Thankfully, someone made a blog about it and put the track list in so I could find it - you might know the author lol! Here's that mix for you to enjoy 1 hour of drum and bass with a guest interview with DaveyHub:


Cryptocurrency Landscape

As I'm listening back to that show with this blog and the interview, it's amazing how the landscape has changed in the last 3 years with crypto! We met through Atom Collector which has branched out to Rising Star Game and although there's mention of Blocktronica, DaveyHub, Bufinjer and myself branched out to create our own community called Electronic Music Alliance which has been growing since with that community spirit and many more collaborations & shows have come about since then! Something tells me we'll need to an update catch up chat and make another mix later in the year when things settle down for both of us!

For me, I've focused mainly on blogging on the Hive Network which is by far my favourite place to hang out on, so much so, I'll be ditching my FB page in a couple of months. Already deleted my personal page there and it was so alleviating! Will be keeping my Twitter on though as that seems to be more interactive!

Anyway, hope you enjoy the tune and the mix! Keep it DnB!

Nicky

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Boom! This one definitely filled a few floors at the rave!

Dude, my heart beats at 174 BPM! Guess I need to out the websites aside for a bit and bang out a good set for the #musicforlife gang! Of you should come join us on 4/20 of our weed fest! I will be jamming for about an hour around 11am PST.

YESSSSS!! Never knew you were a DnB head!! Epic! Might as well take a moment out from burying your head in the website and have another creative outlet with a dnb mix!

Ohhh sweet, I'll keep a note of that 11am PST is 7pm UK time so will try and tune in to that!

Yeah man, I have been spinning DNB since the late 90’s. Used to be a pretty big part of the Southeastern US scene. Did some work a few years ago for Hospital/Med School, Viper, and Ram recordings, but dealing with those egos was something else, lol.

Wow! I didn't realise I was in such hallowed company! That's amazing you did some work with the big names in the dnb scene! The closest I got was front of the crowd at a few nights out along the years! I hear you about the egos though, even producers with no following seem to have an ego so can only imagine what it's like when it's multiplied lol!

Feels like another lifetime ago at this point, lol. But I do still have a nice library of music that I got for free, lol, or as payment for stuff, lol. Pre-releases were like currency for DJs back in the day, lol.

Haha yeah man, those pre-releases and "hot off the presses" were what being an underground DJ was all about. Glad you got your crates filled for free! I'm hanging up my decks for the moment but still enjoying tuning in to some unheard monsters that I find from YouTube's algos!

Love that track by DC Breaks, solid running track indeed. It takes me back to 2010-2012 dnb club nights and the shameful debauchery that occurred lol.


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Hahaha no shame at those raves mate! What happens at the rave, stays at the rave 😉 👉

Those were some good days though!

Very true lol. They were some top-class times I have to say.


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Oh yeah, definitely! I just posted another one you might remember - Benny Page, Turn Down The Lights (and a 1 hour mix that features mostly tunes from 2004-2007 AND a dodgy presenter 😂)

Thanks for continuing to make Hive awesome.