CAMO WALLET | NOW SHIPPING

Tuesday
July 22, 2014

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Because you need a place for store your hard earn money, but you want it stealthy enough for burglars not to find it. The new try-fold camo wallet by Dataset.
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EXCLUSIVE MIX #18 | LARGE MOUTH & MC D2

Wednesday
July 16, 2014

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Very excited about volume 18th of our Exclusive Mix Series, this time featuring a duo from Japan.
DJ Largemouth and MC D2 came together to form Kaizan Records in their native Kanagawa, the far eastern heartland of Japan where the Kanto mountains meet the Pacific. Together, they have been producing and broadcasting their sound to the fast moving scene by releasing tunes through a variety of mediums while continuing to perform regularly at crucial gigs on the Tokyo circuit.

Their mix offers a unique perspective to the sounds circulating in the Japanese underground at the moment, so crank the volume up, and enjoy Large Mouth & MC D2 mix for Dataset Clothing.

Large Mouth & MC D2 – Exclusive Mix | #018 by Dataset on Mixcloud

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Real Name:
Takuya Sekine (LARGE MOUTH)
Masanori Kodama (MC D2)

How did you guys met?
We became acquainted through music. We happen to live close by so we became friends
very quickly, and now we make tunes together.

What is the best thing about making/mixing tunes:
We love the feel that comes with completing our vision when working on a tune that represents our passion for drum n bass, regardless of what kind of music is popular at the moment.

Your favorite studio gear:
Plug-ins and WAVES Cubase 7 has to be our favorite studio equipment.
(BM12 mkIII) also our DYNAUDIO monitors.

What artist inspires/motivates you:
Drum and Bass artists like DOM & ROLAND and BREAK.(LARGE MOUTH)
SKIBADEE and any other MC that shows love for drum and bass.(MC D2)

Life changing album:
MSX00.1 – 10th Anniversary Special Edition on MOVING SHADOW (LARGE MOUTH)
Reprazent – New Forms from RONI SIZE(MC D2)

Production tip:
We prefer to keep those a secret.

Something people don’t know about you:
We run KAIZAN RECORDS, The Dn’B scene in Japan is still small, so running a label is a big challenge for us, but we work hard to spread our sound across the globe.

What do you guys enjoy doing when you are not making music?
Skateboarding, fishing, shopping and we like to travel too.

If you could go anywhere in the world to play your music, where would you go and why?
I would love to visit England, because of music. It’s where Drum ‘n’ Bass originated!

Favorite food joint?
Alpine Jiro of soup or curry, It’s a shop selling skewers of barbecued chicken and stuff.

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TRACK LIST

01.BURST – Large Mouth / Kaizan Records(Dub)
02.Heads Up – Audio / RAM Records
03.Nuclear Rod Collapse – PROJECT 71 & EXFEED & CLEAGE / Dabro Music
04.Everyone – L Plus / Technique Recordings
05.Haphazard – Dose / Commercial Suicide
06.Outsider – Large Mouth & Mc D2 / Kaizan Records
07.Terminate – D Minds / DStyle
08.Stampede – Audio / RAM Records
09.Headroom (Audio Vip Remix) – Cause4Concern / Virus Recordings
10.Judgement – Large Mouth & Mc D2 Feat Master Z / Kaizan Records
11.Above Earth – State Of Mind & Chris.Su / Fate Recordings
12.Beyond Thunderdome (Origin Sin Remix) – Dieselboy & Bare / Subhuman
13.Rinsin Star – Crissy Criss / Technique Recordings
14.Ice Cream – Cyantific / Cyn Music
15.Independent Vip – Large Mouth & Subb1 Feat Mostmcs / Kaizan Records
16.Takedown – Locuzzed / Mainframe Recordings
17.Doom Loop – Rregula & Dementia & Disphonia / Citrus Recordings
18.Term – Current Value / Subsistenz
19.Dogfight – Threts / Serotone Recordings
20.Awareness – Large Mouth & Mc d2 Feat Mc Cardz / Kaizan Records
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22.Put Them Up – The FLO / Heavy Artillery Recordings
23.Sinestesia – Maztek / Dutty Audio
24.Rolling Factory (Rregula Remix) / Large Mouth & Mc D2 / Kaizan Records
25.Midnight Nation (2am Remix) – Optiv & Btk / Commercial Suicide
26.Ridden – Neocube / Black Seeds Recordings
27.Next Level (Heavy1 Remix) – Large Mouth & Mc D2 / Kaizan Records
28.Melody Madness (MixMaster Doc Stateside Remix) – Cool Hand Flex / Mac 2 Digital
29.My Tearz feat. Steo – Lenzman / Metalheadz
30.Same Scene (Velocity Remix) – Large Mouth & Mc D2 Feat Mc Yukako / Kaizan Records
31.Stop The Time, I’ll Come Off – Sapphire / Citrus Recordings

KATAKANA LABEL 5 PANEL CAMO HAT

Tuesday
July 8, 2014

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Just released, the new 5 Panel / Leather Strapback Hat. White ‘Katakana Label’ is here.
Great for protecting your dome from the sun, during those emergency situations were you are forced out the studio, maybe cause you need to grab something to eat, or take a break from trying to get those high hats right on your tune. Made out of lightweight cotton, with the original “Katakana Label” embroidered on the front.

We make small runs of hats and they sell out pretty quick, so don’t sleep on this one. Get yours today exclusively from feeldataset.com/shop

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EXCLUSIVE MIX #17 | VON D

Monday
June 30, 2014

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July is here and we are honored to host such an amazing producer/ DJ like Von D, a favorite here at Dataset, due to his very unique sound and we are thrilled to have him just in time to promote his latest album “Positive Energy LP” out on Paris based label Lutetia Dubz. Take a listen to the Exclusive Mix below, and check out his questionnaire to learn more about this amazing producer.

Von D – Exclusive Mix | #017 by Dataset on Mixcloud

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Real name:
Jérôme MEYER

What is the best thing about making/mixing tunes:
Well the best thing to me is to get in the Zone and then forget about everything around me, spending hours in that kind of deep meditation making tunes is what really feels good to me. I’ve never produced tunes like a robot. I really have to get goose bumps, otherwise I really don’t make tunes, I’d rather get out and spend time in the nature for example or read a book, but when the goose bumps are here, no one can get me out of this vibe and the tune can be done within few hours .

Whats also amazing is that I test all my tunes in clubs and festivals many times and thats the best inspiration ever as well, ’cause I get really excited knowing I’m gonna drop the tune next weekend while in the studio .

Your favorite studio gear:
Hummm… I would say my ears haha. Nah, seriously I got a Valve EQ which I really like but its all about your ears and knowledge about music really, people sometimes are talking much shit about what gear you need to have to achieve a certain sound and thats not true at all … if you were to see the studios of some top names in the scene, you would be really surprised trust me .

What artist inspires/motivates you:
There’s a few artist that motivates me , of course close friends like Swindle, Silkie, Quest, Chefal and others … but the start of my love with bass music is Dillinja and Lemon D, they had that sound that completely changed the way I view music …

Their beats are often really hard but its always Soulful and they just have their sound … sound signature is really something that capture my attention when I listen to certain producers.

Life changing album:
Photek – Modus Operandi

Production tip:
Be open minded and find your own sound , its not about creating the same hard bass as others but make things sound your way .

Something people don’t know about you:
I’m French, I don’t watch TV and I eat snails from time to time .

Favorite food joint:
My Lady’s Soto Soup (indonesian dish), I’m a sucker for soup , I’m really a soup lover.

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CHESTPLATE HANGOUT | GET DARKER

Monday
June 2, 2014

Check out this hangout by GetDarker where they interview the Chestplate Records crew, featuring Distance, Tunnidge, District, Sleeper & new signing Mesck.

Shout to Distance reppin the ‘Classic Logo’ Tee by DatasetClothing. And congrats to Mesck on the signing and the new EP. Check out the Exclusive Mix he did for us here.

NATIVE FREQUENCIES | PHILLADELPHIA

Thursday
May 29, 2014

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Just going through some of the photos from the latest Native Frequenices 1 year anniversary show feat. Joe Nice, EshOne & MC Twisty (Residents: Werm, Kellen 303, Lurch & Lt. Smash).

Very proud to see the homie Jay and the rest of the crew, pushing proper bass music out in Philly.
Our instagram feed was going nuts during the show and we wish we could be there, specially after seeing the elbow stop drop video. Congrats on the one year anniversary, keep the low frequencies flowing and thanks for the massive support!!

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Check all the photos by Ray Ermel Photography here

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JUNGLE FEVER | DAZED

Tuesday
May 13, 2014

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Jungle Fever, directed by Ollie Evans and produced by Friend London, charts the rise and fall of one of Britain’s most vibrant, unforgettable scenes, featuring jungle veterans Fabio & Grooverider, DJ Hype, Kenny Ken, Brockie, Goldie and more. Jungle Fever is the the last episode of Music Nation, a five part series on Cult Music Scenes from Dazed.

The documentary explores the origins of the jungle movement, from the style to sound through interviews with it’s originators, pirate radios, record hunting, the rave scene and it’s transition into drum n’ bass.

 

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To top it all off, here is an archive of 15 Kool FM Tapes from 1995 via Marcus Barnes soundcloud, tapes include Nicky Blackmarket, Dj Trace, Dj Ron, Bryan Gee, Andy C, SL and more.

BPDR | BASSJAZZ V.1

Wednesday
May 7, 2014

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BassJazz Volume 1, from start to finish, a low ridin’ summer nigh voyage though the funk-o-sphere. Mellow textures armed to the teeth with low end punches will keep you coming back to revisit this amazing 13 track album. New Zealand based BPDR (BulletProof & Dutty Ranks) give their take on jazz influenced rhythms and top it all off with proper collab works with Swindle, Silkie, Quest and Joss Ryan.

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Heres a short mix of some of the tunes on the forthcoming “BassJazz Volume One” LP On Cyanide Recordings – Release Date 29/04/2014 – Digital Only – Available on beatport iTunes and all leading online stores worldwide.

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EXCLUSIVE MIX #16 | MESCK

Friday
April 25, 2014

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Mesck – Exclusive Mix | #016 by Dataset on Mixcloud

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Real name:
M. Zachary Mellion, the “M” stands for Michael which is actually my first name, fun fact.

What is the best thing about making/mixing tunes:
Maybe the fact the fact that it keeps me sane (relatively speaking of course). In all seriousness though there is just something about creating a piece of music, or visual art on your own that is gratifying on a very personal, esoteric level. That time spent in the studio creating, and taking something from inception to completion all on my own is a therapeutic process. Each tune started is kind of like a new soundscape ready to be explored for the first time. Maybe I have a rough idea where it’s going to lead, but there’s no absolute end result in sight. I know it probably sounds a bit cheesy but there’s just something incredibly fulfilling about knowing that once I’m long gone, all of the music and artwork I’ve created will still remain in some form or another.

Your favorite studio gear:
From a creative standpoint I would have to say my Virus Indigo 2. It’s old school, dusty, the screen is broken, and it doesn’t have the same VST connectivity as the newer TI models; but there’s just something about all the knobs and keys that really does it for me. I guess it’s just a more physical approach to sound design, actually working with your hands to some degree rather than being 100% in the box.

If we’re talking more technical studio gear, I would have to say my Adams A8x studio monitors. Ever since taking the plunge and picking up a pair, my production / mixdown game has progressed tenfold. Having a proper monitoring setup is absolutely essential.

What artist inspires/motivates you:
Everyone I’ve worked with in the past few years has inspired me in some way. Deco, Warsa, Deafblind, Kial, Kelly Dean, Dubtek, EshOne, all my stateside crew, and of course my Chestplate fam. In fact it wasn’t until I heard Distance’s first full length LP on Planet Mu in 2007 that I was completely sold on dubstep. Coming from a Drum & Bass background I’ve always looked for a certain level of depth and energy in dance music that I wasn’t hearing in other productions at the time. Tunes like Night Vision, My Demons, and Traffic really stood out and got me motivated to set my sequencer to 140, so to be releasing music on Chestplate now feels like things truly have come full circle. I’m also equally inspired by visual art and film as well.

Life changing album:
Growing up I was diving head first into a new style of music every couple months so that makes this a really difficult question. There are quite a few albums from different era’s that have played different roles in who I am today as an artist. If I had to pick one on the spot I guess I would have to say it was Anticon: Music for the Advancement of Hip Hop. I bought it at a record shop in Philly having absolutely no idea what it was. Being an extremely visual person, I think there was something about the cover art that spoke to me. This was around the same time I got my MPC 2000XL and was sampling loads of old vinyl, so there was this transformation from listener to producer that I was going through which made it extra influential. The end of the 90′s and beginning of the new millennium was kind of a weird time for hip hop. Everything was quickly becoming over-polished, the beginning of the “bling” era in a sense. So from a bedroom producer’s perspective it was refreshing to see a very DIY take on production and avant-garde lyricism.

Production tip:
Get weird in the studio, don’t be afraid to experiment. It’s always good to set certain goals when you sit down to write a piece of music no matter what point you’re at in the process, but you also have to make sure you give yourself a few sessions here and there with absolutely zero structure. In fact get away from the computer, break out the field recorder and go nuts. I’ve compiled a pretty massive library of original percussive and atmospheric elements simply by recording the things around me.

Something people don’t know about you:
The origin of my alias I suppose, I get asked that a lot. I was heavy into graffiti art in my teenage years and that was just the name I had chosen. Maybe it’s short for mescaline… maybe it isn’t, haha.

Favorite food joint:
Aside from my own kitchen I would have to say Father’s Office in Venice, hands down. Best burger I’ve ever had in my life, ridiculous amount of beer on draft. Can’t go wrong.

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TRACKLIST:

01. Guilty Simpson – American Dream (Stones Throw)
02. Mesck – Collusion (Forthcoming Chestplate)
03. Mesck – Last Light [Truth Remix] (Dub)
04. Shu x Ziplokk – Phurba (Dub)
05. Mesck – Lucid Form (Forthcoming Chestplate)
06. Sleeper – Hostiles (Dub)
07. Biome – Closed Minds (Dub)
08. Content – Origin [Mesck Remix] (Dub)
09. Mesck – Conquista (Forthcoming Chestplate)
09. << Mesck – Conquista [District Remix] (Dub)
10. L 33 – Rupite (Forthcoming Platform Music)
11. Warsa – Deadleg 75 (Dub)
12. District – Earlsdon Funk (Dub)
13. Mesck x Living Proof ft. Ill Chill – Codebreaker VIP (Dub)
14. Deco x Mesck – Clear Depth [Mershak Remix] (Dub)
15. Razor Rekta – Marina (Forthcoming Deep Tuna)
16. District – Aftermath [Mesck Remix] (Dub)
17. Sleeper – Stronghold Dub (Dub)
18. Mesck – Arcane Glimpse (Forthcoming Chestplate)

EPROM IN NYC – APRIL 25

Thursday
April 17, 2014

Check out the promo above, for Eprom‘s upcoming show at the Webster Hall in NYC on Friday April 25th,
featuring Saint Pepsi, fjtrspa and Prelow.

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In the meantime, check out this free download of “Rave Alarm” by Eprom, via the blog LessThan3, where they introduce his latest full length album “Half Life” out now on Vinyl and Digital on Rwina Records