November 13, 2014
We had a blast at the last MASS Los Angeles event, featuring the long awaited tour stop by the Artikal crew. As we arrived, a line going around the corner full of fans ready to experience the huge sound system that could be felt vibrating from outside as .indica welcomed the anxious spectators.
The legendary J:Kenzo leading a tour integrated by EshOne, Thelem & Sleeper on a mission to distribute the heavy sub-frequencies sounds designed to be felt. As expected, the Mass LA crew once again delivered the space, sound and atmosphere required for an event of this caliber to take place.
One for the books for sure, place was packed from start to finish and great vibes all around, make sure you check the Artikal tour in your city, this group of forward thinking producers are making deep waves and you don’t want to miss it!
Check out more photos on our Facebook Gallery.
October 30, 2014
Volume 19 of the Exclusive Mix series is here, this time coming all the way from Milan, Italy, to deliver a straight to the jugular dose of proper sub-rumblers full of atmosphere and percussive details. Selected and executed by the man known as Displace, a member of “The Hooderz” crew, who artistically originated between hip hop productions and beat boxing, until found his sound in dubstep music as soon as he heard it.
Take a listen to his contribution to the Dataset series by streaming or downloading his mix below and make sure you read his small interview below for some insight of what inspires and motivates this Italian producer.
DOWNLOAD MIX (110MB)
Best thing about mixing/ writing tunes:
When I’m in the studio I can easily leave my thoughts and problems outside, writing music has a beneficial effect on my mind, like an introspective journey about creating and searching for the right sound, editing till it reaches its perfect form, and merge all the elements to create something new from scratch, which has grown hand in hand with you. This is why I love making tunes, no matter how much time I spend on a track.
I like to have something concrete of the work I’ve done, something that people can listen to.
Your favorite studio gear:
I love my Virus TI2: bought it almost two years ago, and from that day I’ve been using it for everything. It’s fun to turn knobs and push buttons instead of using a mouse. It adds to the creative process, and the possibilities are endless!
Along side the Virus, I also love my Ableton Push controller: easy to use, and I can do everything on it without using the keyboard or mouse, better and faster.
What artist inspires/motivates you:
There are too many artists that inspire me, but if I have to pick a few, I’d say Mesck, Kryptic Minds, Biome, Warsa, D-Operation Drop, Distance, Demon, Kaiju, Perverse, Truth.. Everyone has something unique that inspired me in one way or another.
Also everyone who supports me and gives me the motivation to keep doing what I love to do.
Life changing album:
Again, It’s hard to name only one album that changed my life, cause a lot of them gave me something. Coming from a hip hop background I can say “The Platform by Dilated Peoples” was one of them. When I first heard it, I fell in love with Alchemist & Babu’s beats and from that day I decided to start producing.
Production tip for those getting started:
Start learning your tools, from your DAW of choice to your plug-ins. Less is better, so try to focus on a small range of equipment (software or hardware) and get to know them as much as you can. Doing regular sound design sessions, will help define your own sound, experiment on new techniques, Spend lots of time improving your mixing, it’s the most important part of production. Also, don’t get to hand up on having specific hardware or plugins, they won’t do miracles, it’s all about how you use what you have, that’s it.
Something people don’t know about you:
I love cook and drink coffee, and I don’t like butterflies.
01 – Displace feat. Ill Chill – In the basement (dub)
02 – Kaiju – Fall guy
03 – Perverse – Tempest
04 – Icicle – Minimal dub
05 – Mesck – Lucid form
06 – Mesck – No shelter
07 – LSN – Apollo
08 – Truth feat. Ill Chill & Lelijveld – Broken
09 – Living Proof & Mesck – Solidarity (dub)
10 – Dark Harmonics feat. Dubzee – Warning
11 – Sparxy, Karnage & MarkIV – City 17
12 – Taiko – Perfect wait (Biome remix) | Forthcoming Subaltern
13 – Dubapes – Africa calling (Sparxy remix)
14 – Daega Sound – Under pressure
15 – 207 – A sample (dub)
16 – Demon – Break point
17 – D-Operation Drop – Slammer (Sparxy remix)
18 – Killawatt & Core – Akusala
19 – Feonix feat. Kaya – Eon eyes
October 28, 2014
Artikal Music – USA Tour – begins this thursday October 30th. For more information, head to J:KENZO’s Facebook page to find the complete schedule and respective event pages. The legendary J:KENZO’s Facebook page takes command of a crew of some of the most innovative producers out there, including EshOne Thelem and Sleeper, each of them guaranteed to bring unreleased gems that will have the crowd wondering what just happened as they venture inside the deep sonic projections of the Artikal crew.
Check our own EshOne’s exclusive promo mix for Trusik to get a taste of what’s to come, lots of new tunes!
01. J:Kenzo (feat. Collinjah) – Straight Defeat
02. EshOne – Qualia
03. Skriptah – Unborn
04. Skeptical – Skavenger
05. EshOne – Monopoly
06. Sleeper – Bare Foot Dubbing
07. Sleeper – Coxone Dub
08. Ago – Backlash
09. EshOne – Cutty Dub
10. Mercy & B9 – Butterfly Kick
11. EshOne – Spar
12. EshOne – Scrap Night
13. Piecemeal (feat. Rubrica) – Miasma
14. EshOne – Sinking
October 18, 2014
Some news from New Zealand via our man Bulletproof, who just released this video for his track “Lessons (Feat. Tali)” from his latest full length Album, #Listen out now on EMI.
Make sure you follow Bulletproof for more updates on upcoming releases, including a BPDR Part 2 coming up shortly.
September 15, 2014
We are taking a few days off and we will be unable to ship orders till October 6th. We suggest you place your orders before September 18th at midnight (Pacific Time) so we can ship em’ on Friday 19th before the break.
Otherwise, please be aware that we won’t be able to ship your order till October 6th.
We apologise for any inconvenience!
August 26, 2014
The long awaited “Frequency Spectrum” Kit, is now shipping. Consisting on the “Black on Black” minimal snapback hat & the “3/4 Sleeve” Raglan style (super soft) t-shirt. We’ve been working on these two for quite sometime and we have small quantities available, so don’t sleep on these. Get yours now, exclusively at: feeldataset.com/shop
August 15, 2014
Bigups to our Japanese friends at KAIZAN Records reppin the Stretch Logo Tee on their latest video LARGE MOUTH & MC D2 – NEXT LEVEL / HEAVY1 REMIX for a really sick tune, to promote their new album LIBERATION, currently available via Amazon Japan, but dropping soon on Beatport and iTunes. Check the video below.
The album features 13 all drum n bass tracks, by LARGE MOUTH & MC D2 collaborating with a number of Japanese artists getting together to push their sound to the world.
01.LARGE MOUTH & MC D2 – ANTI HERO
02.LARGE MOUTH & TLOC FEAT. MASTER-Z – CONTROL
03.LARGE MOUTH & ITTI FEAT. MC LEO & MC AOI FROM MOSTMCS – BURST
04.LARGE MOUTH & MC D2 FEAT. MIYU a.k.a. CLEA – HOPE
05.LARGE MOUTH & MC D2 – OUTSIDER / 100MADO REMIX
06.LARGE MOUTH & MC D2 FEAT. MASTER-Z – JUDGEMENT / TLOC REMIX
07.LARGE MOUTH & MC D2 FEAT. MC CARDZ – AWARENESS / 3X6 REMIX
08.LARGE MOUTH & MC D2 – NEXT LEVEL / HEAVY1 REMIX
09.LARGE MOUTH & SUBB1 FEAT. MOSTMCS – INDEPENDENT VIP
10.LARGE MOUTH & MC D2 FEAT. MC YUKAKO – SAME SCENE / VELOCITY REMIX
11.LARGE MOUTH & MC D2 – ROLLING FACTORY / RREGULA REMIX
12.LARGE MOUTH & MC D2 – OUTSIDER
13.LARGE MOUTH & MC D2 FEAT. MC YUKAKO – SAME SCENE
August 2, 2014
A few weeks ago, we asked our instagram friends to show us their production/ djing setup. We wanted to see where you guys write tunes, where you spin records, where the music was made and in return, we would select 10 winners for a free sticker giveaway, and the most creative photo will receive some free #DatasetClothing gear.
One of the rules require to either show something Dataset on the photo, or just write “dataset” on a piece of paper,
We thought NickGrimace deserved the most creative photo, for having a friend hiding on the photo wearing a Dataset camo hat while holding a piece of paper with his instagram name. So we sent him a bunch of gear!
For the rest of participants, we sent 10 free sticker packs that went as far a Hong Kong, we are super stoked that people are showing support from so far. Thanks for participating!.
Here are 2 other highlights worth mentioning from users BSWANKS and Ruben_RDG.
Stay tuned for more contests coming up, and don’t forget to find us on instagram if you haven’t already.
July 22, 2014
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.
Check it out here
July 16, 2014
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.
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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)
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.
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
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