1. Moby – Porcelain (2000)
This song I could use as the soundtrack of my life, it’s one of my favourite songs and it means a lot to me! Most moments of reflection, of difficult decisions, I found myself listening to Moby. Track is part of his best album in my opinion: Play (2000)
2. Noel Ellis – To Hail Selassie (1983)
I love this song, it brings me an inexplicable peace! It’s the Reggae line I like most, early 80’s – where good music was consumed on all sides! I love reggae!
3. Phil Tangent – Lunar (2010)
I think if I were to choose a Drum & Bass song that would represent me, I would choose that song. I only have found memories when I listen to it, I remember Marcus Intalex in the first second – Marcus played this song in his podcast “Soul:ution Radio Vol. 16”. Without too many words to describe the good feeling that this song brings to me.
4. Kazi – A.V.E.R.A.G.E (2000)
Madlib production, one of the best beats of Rap I ever heard. This tense mood of the sample used by Madlib is insane! Kazi is different in his rhymes, I really like his flow!
5. Bonobo – Kerala (2016)
This guy is one of my favorite producers, just like Moby. Bonobo is very creative in his songs, the way he uses the samples, the beats in a setback! What a groove !!
I have tried to choose something more recent of him, and “Kerala” is one of those that I listen more, this music brings to me a feeling of resumption, of changes. I can not forget to mention the Music Video too because it is one of the most Intelligent and Psychedelic things I have ever seen!
6. Instra:Mental – Watching You (2009)
2009, the year I practically started listening to different things inside Electronic Music. The Instra: Mental work caught my attention, I really like the Exit Records label as well. “Watching You” is a work of art, with dBridge vocals aka Darren White, what a beautiful thing!
7. Roni Size feat. Bahamadia – New Forms (1997)
The mix of Rap with Electronic Music, this mix made me crazy when I heard “New Forms” I was already admiring the work of the Bahamadia very much, and to see her writing on the Broken beats was something very innovative for me!
8. Jorge Ben – Menina Mulher da Pele Preta (1974)
I could not forget to mention Jorge Ben on my list, he is my favorite Brazilian artist! I chose a track of his album that I most like “A Tábua de Esmeralda“ where he was in his study and writing phase on Alchemy and Egyptian Teachings.
9. Trevino – Warmer (2014)
This guy could not miss in an L-Side’s Top 10, we’re talking about Marcus Intalex and his Techno project called: Trevino. Incredible as he could for all this soul in his music, even being out of the Drum & Bass, I can perceive its timbres and all its magic to give life to a song. Without question, Marcus is my main influence on the music that I produce. Rest In Peace Genius!
10. Group Home – Supa Star (1994)
We’re listening to one of the best Duo’s that Rap ever had, the ’90s best hip-hop era in my opinion. I love such aggressive beats, known as Boom-Bap – samples of breaks taken from Rock, Funk & Soul.This song was produced by one of the pioneers of the movement and also a member of Gang Starr: DJ Premier. One classic!
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Brazilian producer L-Side is pleased to share album track ‘High Times’ feat. MC Fats, taken from his new album ‘Carnal Mind’, released 6th April via V Recordings. Pulsating beats and grizzled brass combine while MC Fats provides melodic vocals to forge a flawlessly fresh take on drum and bass.
New album ‘Carnal Mind’, features American rapper Jeru The Damaja, British rapper DRS, dancehall/grime artist Lady Chann, and drum and bass vocalists MC Fats, MC Darrison and MC Conrad. The release is via the legendary drum and bass record label, V Recordings.
Taking his influence from Hip Hop artists such as Jazz Liberatorz, The Pharcyde and Tribe Called Quest, L-Side is making his mark in the world of raw dancefloor focused drum and bass. Originally producing hip-hop beats before branching into Drum and Bass, he is known for his meticulous mix of upfront and aggressive sounds merged with funk and soul styles, forging a flawlessly fresh take on drum and bass.
Having released music on such labels as V Recordings, Innerground, Philly Blunt, Soul Deep and more, his music has been supported by DJs from around the world, including DJ Marky, Bryan Gee, LTJ Bukem, Bailey and Doc Scott, while new single ‘Holding On’ received its first official play from Mista Jam on BBC Radio 1Xtra.
L-SIDE ‘CARNAL MIND’
NEW ALBUM OUT NOW
Featuring Jeru The Damaja, DRS, Lady Chann, MC Fats, Darrison + MC Conrad
Leonardo de Jesus Silva, aka L-Side, began his career as a DJ and Producer in 2008 and the Sao Paulo born producer has gone on to cement himself as one of the most formidable producers to hail from the flourishing and highly respected Brazilian drum and bass scene, which is home to some of the most inventive and funkiest contributors to drum & bass this century.
As a nation bursting at the seams with prolific and highly talented producers, L-Side has managed to emerge as one of the most exceptional and ‘Carnal Mind’ proves the point.
‘Holding On’ ft. Lady Chann, is a dark, brooding, half time number, full of menacing atmosphere – infusing elements of dancehall and grime, complemented perfectly by Lady Chann’s ferocious, trademark vocal delivery while tracks like ‘High Times’ unleash unrelenting breakbeat right from the gate. Pulsating synths add momentum, channelling subterranean depths as MC Fats patois-tinged vocals ride overhead. The dark storm clouds clear briefly, allowing celestial pads to momentarily reset the atmosphere before hurling the listener straight back into the thick of it. In addition to his solo recordings, L-Side has collaborated with fellow V producers, Subsid, Andrezz and Critycal Dub among others.
The legendary drum and bass record label, V Recordings, was set up in 1993 by Jumpin’ Jack Frost and Bryan Gee. Few record labels can claim to have changed the face of their respective scene. Celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2018, since its birth, the label has released over 100 cuts from the likes of Marky & XRS, Krust and Die, Adam F, Lemon D, Scorpio, Dillinja and Roni Size.