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Renegade Riddims: Spectralite

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Although Spectralite has only been DJ-ing for just over a year now, electronic music has always been an integral part of his life. Originally inspired by the likes of Pendulum, The Prodigy, Camo & Krooked, Koan Sound and Culprate, his ethos has always been centred around catching a vibe and experiencing electronic, bass-driven music live. However, seeing Mefjus shell down B2B with Emperor in 2016 at Boomtown Festival was a changing point in the way that Spectralite consumed the genre. It opened his eyes to the darker, techier side of Drum & Bass that, to this day, has completely taken over his life.

Fast forward three years to 2019, and a set from KCDC collective (Kyrist, Charli Brix, Enada and Collette Warren) at Lakota was the catalyst that inspired him to pursue mixing as a hobby. He bought my first set of decks in August of last year and has managed to pick up the trade quite quickly. Although he still has plenty to learn technically, he thinks that his strengths lie heavily in tune selection, catching a vibe and executing it. He’s focussing a lot of his time at the moment creating high energy mixes which means that he doesn’t really like to stick to a specific sub-genre of Drum & Bass. You’ll hear from this mix that he’ll play anything from Neurofunk to Minimal or even dancefloor. As long as it has a big impact, he’ll play it.

Since the end of lockdown, Spectralite has had the opportunity to play at some amazing venues. A highlight of which was opening room two at Lakota as support for the amazing Invicta Audio. Dazed have also given him a lot of opportunities to play to a live crowd and having the chance to take over from Kanine at one of their events was a bucket list moment for him.

For the last five months, he has also been co-running a new collective called Patterns (@ptrns_uk) alongside three other talented individuals. They are a bass collective that aims to progress the scene and improve diversity (amongst other things) and are holding their launch party at Basement 45, Bristol on 9th December. If you enjoy the mix make sure to get down for the event. The lineup is wicked!

“This mix is a celebration of everything that I love about the scene and I really hope that you all enjoy it”. – Spectralite

Check out Spectralite’s Renegade Riddims mix below. This one’s available as a free download from the button beneath the Soundcloud player!

Tracklist:

  1. Bare Up – Like Iron
  2. Future Cut, Marcus Intalex – Plastic (Quadrant & Iris remix)
  3. Disphonia – Can’t Hold Back
  4. SØL – Need You (Original Mix)
  5. Annix, K Motionz, & Simula – Diagram (Emperor remix)
  6. Blue Foundation – Eyes On Fire (Kleu bootleg)
  7. Tengu & Maddy V – Underneath The Shadows
  8. Circumference – Breadsticks
  9. Kyrist & Document One – Move This Way
  10. Grafix – Stutter (Original Mix)
  11. Mandidextrous & Bish – Techno On My Mind (Original Mix)
  12. Sigma – El Presidente (Original Mix)
  13. Total Science, Break – Dog’s Dinner (Mefjus Remix)
  14. Phibes – Diva
  15. Sub Focus – Timewarp (Dimension remix)
  16. Sub Focus – Vapourise (Misanthrop remix)
  17. Rhianna – Pon de Replay (G-Class bootleg)
  18. K Motionz & IC3 – Reaction (Original Mix)
  19. Document One – Holy Moly (Original Mix)
  20. Hyroglifics & Fluidity – No More
  21. Teej – Funky Beats (Juicebox)
  22. Thread – Crooked
  23. Half-Life – Split
  24. Glyph & Hystatus – Reflected Void (Original Mix)
  25. Camo & Krooked – Black Or White (IMANU remix)
  26. Black Barrel – Fabric
  27. Technimatic – Makes Me (Original Mix)
  28. Kasra – Guilty
  29. Technimatic – Let It Fall (Original Mix)
  30. Technimatic – Trus Believer (Original Mix)
  31. Noisia – Dead Limit
  32. Calyx & Teebee – Intravenous
  33. Fre4knc & Amoss – Animal Rain (Original Mix)
  34. Kasra – Die 4 It (Original Mix)
  35. Kasra & Particle – Tinted
  36. Emperor – Dispositions Ft. Peta Oneir
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