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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Bailey 'Back to 96' Mix - History Session Promo Mix (Studio Recorded) (2015)

I seriously can't remember if I'd already reviewed this back in 2015 or 2016. But this mix does appear as if I'd already seen it, heard it, reviewed it. But simply can't access my old folders, so there's no point. Let's focus on it once again. It's one of those mixes you need to hear at least once in your lifetime, and if you are lucky, listen to it at least once a month. 24k+ already did, and they all seem to like this mix. Can't argue with that, to be fair. It's one sick mix!

Back in 2015 Metalheadz organised a party called 'History Session' at Phonox. Don't know how the event was, but if it was all focussed on the early DnB stuff, you must have experienced a majestic night! For those who didn't go, let's focus on the mix, made by Bailey, a player from Blue Note. For this mix he selected the bad boy year of 1996 and picked the tunes that dominated the DnB dancefloors all over the world. And if I can speak out loud, 1996 was a tremendous year for DnB. Just look at the selected records, it will make your mouth water. Dribbling will happen.

The tracklist is a thing of beauty. So let's dive straight into it!

01. Goldie - Still Life (Photek Remix)

02. Dillinja - Deadly Deep Subs Remix

03. Decoder - Fuse

04. Adam F - Metropolis

05. B.L.I.M. - Jeamland (DJ Trace's Word)

06. Doc Scott - The Unofficial Ghost

07. 808 State - Azura (A Mix By Dillinja)

08. Skyscraper - The Different Instrumental

09. Ed Rush & Nico - Technology (Boymerang Remix)

10. G Force & Seji - 3rd Rail

11. Source Direct - Secret Liaison

12. Adam F - Circles (Remix)

13. Cybotron feat Dillinja - Threshold

14. Ed Rush - Subway

15. Nasty Habits - Shadow Boxing

16. Dillinja - Armoured D

17. Hokusai - Black Rose

18. Skyscraper - Liberty One

During the night you had several artists performing, and they were big names: Groorider, Randall, Lee, Bailey, Jubei, and of course the daddy of the lot: Goldie. Wish I'd gone to this event, but hey, at least we've got this wonderful mix.

Bailey has done really a great job. These records have stood the test of time, and have become timeless (see what I did there? a DnB/Metalheadz reference joke). This hour and 10 minute long mix is really my thing. The thing with DnB is the fact that it takes you on this energetic journey, and time does fly by so darn fast: the notion of things happening around you fades away. You are in this unknown territory, and it won't let you go.

This mix has been intoxicating from the very first moment. I had to press play again, and enjoy it over and over. I can't control myself. This is just heavenly music. Music given to us by the Gods.

Only credit for this mix. Love, for an hour and 10 minutes. Bailey, you are a hero.

DJ: Bailey

Genre/Style: Drum and Bass

Mix Info: Bailey 'Back to 96' mix - History session promo mix (Studio recorded)

Length Mix: 01:10:20

Tracks: 18 (eighteen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN

File Size: 160 MB

File Type: mp3

Bitspeed: 320kbps

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