“Input / Output System Vol. 1” – Various (BIOS) [ALBUM] August 20, 2008Posted by rocketsciencemedia in Press Releases.
After nearly two years releasing quality Vinyl and MP3s from established and newcomer artists, BIOS now takes things a step further with this inspiring and fresh compilation featuring various producers from around the globe.
Tom Amaning launched the BIOS imprint in 2006 to showcase quality and creativity within the fast-paced, ever-changing world of drum & bass. Since the label’s inception, one thing that has remained consistent is Amaning’s vision to bring the very best new world talent to the forefront and highlight those tracks that work best on the dancefloor. With his debut mix for the label (the first in a series), Amaning successfully connects all the points between smooth rollers and rough smashers.
CD1 contains 13 exclusive, quality BIOS cuts that are already turning heads and moving feet across dancefloors. From the transatlantic team up between Dan Marshall and Mixmaster Doc on the epic “Exodus” (already a firm favourite with the likes of High Contrast, Marky, and Lynx), to Slovakian wunderkind Decem‘s beautifully-rolling “Don’t Sleep” (caned worldwide by LTJ Bukem), this unmixed CD has something special for all DnB fans. Munk‘s “Circles Of Hell‘ and Bionic1‘s “Frozen Liquid” hit more rough-and-rugged territories, while Submorphics‘ “Love Is Gone” and Stereotype‘s “Say Yes” successfully cover the smoother end of the spectrum. Further excellent creations from Prime 8, Squash, Generic, Camo, Subz, Krooked, Bmk, Coda, Flaco, and Naibu round out this fantastic unmixed compilation geared towards both digital DJs and home listeners alike.
Moving over to CD 2, we find an expertly-crafted and exciting mix from none other than BIOS label owner and founder Amaning. Ably hosted by Goldie‘s MC of choice LowQui (Metalheadz) – who’s rolling lyrics respectfully compliment the mix, conveying his message while leaving ample space for Amaning to do his thang – this hour-plus journey finds many of the tracks from the unmixed side as well as exclusives from some of the scene’s heavyweights. Loxy and Matt-U join forces on “Dark Nights“, Nu:Tone and Lynx combine talents on “East To West,” and Random Movement steps forth with the deep and brooding “Lesson And Aftermath.” Topped off with superb tracks from the likes of Syncopix, Blame, Blocks, Whizz, Daze, and Amaning himself, this debut mix – the first in a series, with many guest selectors to come in the future -illustrates what the BIOS label is all about: quality through diversity. Enjoy!