Renegade Riddims: The Skeptics
Well, here we are, almost at the end of this horrific year! We have one more Renegade Rididms mix to upload before the year is out but before that, we have an incredible duo The Skeptics with their Christmas mix!
The Skeptics are a duo who are both from Birmingham and residents of Breakthru and Liquescent. They’ve recently released the second EP on Celsius Recordings and also dropped a new EP on Under Surveillance last Friday (18th December). This year has seen The Skeptics have their first full year of releasing music! Not too shabby under the circumstances!
In April they had a release on Beats In Mind: Headsbass who raise funds and awareness for mental health charities. This saw The Skeptics collaborate with Motif, Polarized and MC RVS on ‘The Finest Motion’. This one helped raise some money for the charity MIND. This was quickly followed by their first release on Under Surveillance in May with both tracks being their best sellers to date! After that, they were included on Intrigue‘s 17th anniversary album in June/July with the track ‘Simple Things’. This album included tracks from Randall, Ben Soundscape, Collette Warren and MC Fats.
Their first EP on Celsius ‘Control’ EP followed in July with a track included called ‘Existence’ with MC Bluejay which has also been very well received. Their second EP with Celsius, ‘Dream In Your Eyes’ EP has a track on it called ‘Whatever’ which featured on Noisia Radio and ‘Dream In Your Eyes’ featured on Doc Scott’s DNBvid streams.
It’s been a busy, productive and very rewarding year for The Skeptics and our hope for them is that this is the start of bigger things to come. They tell us that they have some forthcoming EP’s and releases already lined up for next year, so things are already looking good! Let’s just hope we can get back to the raves soon and see them in action once again.
In the meantime, grab yourself a glass of mulled wine or cider (other drinks are available haha), put this mix on (which is 1hour 30 minutes of D&B goodness), turn it up loud and have a little kitchen rave! (free download here)
Merry Christmas from all of us here at DT!
Tatora – Faded
Hyroglifics – Day By Day
Rizzle And Operate – Opposites
Amoss – South of the River
Break & DLR – City Slickers (Skeptical Remix)
High Contrast, Kae Tempest, Anita Blay – Time Is Hardcore (Breakage’s Hardcore Bubblers Mix)
Molecular – Saga
The Skeptics – Bleu
Conrad Subs – Run It Pon Dem
The Skeptics There abouts
DSP – Fake Worlds
DLR & Break – Hit The Target
Objectiv – Myco
Objectiv – Purgatory
Kasra, Slay – Let It Slide
Revan – The Method
Rizzle And Operate – Toxic
Polarized x DJ CrY – Mechanical Movement
QZB – We Pretend (feat. Charli Brix)
Alix Perez & Halogenix – Perfect Stranger
Two Things – I Should Know
Olskwa & Fena – You’ll Never
Iamjake – Not Fade Away
Undefined – Regrets
Kasra – I Dont Know What The Future Brings
Workforce – Simple, Positive Things
Klinical – Control
Rizzle And Operate – Think Of You
Workforce, SP:MC – Overnight Express (Break Remix)
Coy & Coda – Blinded
OaT – 808 Bait (War remix)
GEST & Quadrant & Iris – Sequential
Conrad Subs – Fury
The Skeptics – Revival
Alix Perez & Halogenix – Unlustrous
Amoss – GHCB
GEST – Been Thru
Bigchoc – Woo Woo
Random Movement – Paw Prints
Skuff – For Real