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Renegade Riddims: TRANS:T


Shattering sounds with an edge are characteristic of TRANS:T, the brainchild of Daan Rodenburg hailing from Heiloo, Netherlands. He fearlessly delves into experimental rhythmic structures and shimmering soundscapes, crafting a sonic universe that defies convention.

Chopped samples in his tracks resemble cosmic debris, meticulously collected and reassembled into intricate sonic patterns that redefine the boundaries of Drum & Bass. As Daan refines his craft and continually innovates his current sound, he remains a perpetual boundary-pusher, fearlessly exploring new sonic territories.

TRANS:T’s penchant for experimentation leads to a blend of club-oriented tracks and deeper listening experiences, capturing a gravitational force that draws listeners in, completely absorbing them in an utterly captivating experience.

Daan Rodenburg’s initial releases as TRANS:T found homes on renowned labels such as STMPD RCRDS and Tribal Trap, catapulting his music onto colossal stages and into prestigious clubs like Tomorrowland, Neversea, and Prater DOME.

From the pulsating energy of club atmospheres to the immersive depth of intricate compositions, TRANS:T’s music transcends traditional boundaries, creating a sonic universe where listeners are taken on an unforgettable journey through a collision of meticulously crafted beats and ethereal melodies.

I had the pleasure of meeting Daan at this year’s ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) where we attended a few raves together. While at our accommodation one evening he played me some of his music and I was blown away! So much so that I had to invite him on to our Renegade Riddims series. Daan is a hardworking artist who invests in himself to learn as much as possible and meet as many people as possible to help elevate his career.

The mix TRANS:T has compiled is stacked with music from himself and artists from his home country and beyond such as Noisia, Buunshin, Emperor, Misanthrop, Jon Tho, Phace, Mefjus, Skylark, Posij, IMANU and more! He also recorded it as a video so you will be able to watch it on YouTube as well!

Check out his mix below and download it for free here!


TRANS:T artwork

Sum up this mix in 10 words…

A mix full of experimental, clean Drum & Bass.

What’s your personal favourite track on it? I think I’d have to go with ‘different tomorrow…’ from Buunshin’s new EP, such an awesome song!

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?

The special ingredient for this mix is my taste for Drum & Bass music and the joy I get from putting together a great setlist.

Tell us about your next EP…

I have a few singles ready and am working on new music right now. So there’s no EP yet, but I’m full of inspiration and soon I’m sitting down to work it out.

What have you got coming up? No dates set in stone as of right now, but I’m planning to do several shows in the upcoming year.

When was the last time you actually raved?

At ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event), I went to lots of DnB raves during that week and also had the pleasure of Shelley showing me some sick raves.

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?

If you’ve got this far into reading, thank you so much! I really hope you enjoy the set, I had a great time playing. Thanks for listening everyone and you can check me out on Instagram and my releases on Spotify, big up! 


TRANS:T – Prelude

TRANS:T, FIFTH – IDBuunshin, Posij – i just 1 2Emperor – ArtificeNoisia, Mefjus, Hybris – Reptilians (Chee Remix)Buunshin – ThoughtsNoisia, Mefjus – ShiftMefjus – Hear MeSecula – Falling TogetherIMANU – SerpentSoulchaserz – Falling DownMisanthrop – UniverseCurrent Value – AtonementIMANU – NonplusNoisia – Get Deaded (Fade Black Remix)Synergy – IntervalsNoisia – ScrappedIMANU – LuciferFIFTH – IDTrinist – After AllJon Tho – The Way You WereNoisia – SimplonSkylark – Pressure PointsPosij – BloodFIFTH – IDBuunshin – AcolytePhace, Maysev – MULTISLACKMefjus, Phace – BubbleNoisia, Black Sun Empire – Caps LockDJ Ride – NEEDYOUPhace – Assumption (VIP)Pythius – BrokenDub Elements – Didn’t See That ComingKlinical & Trail – BuzzerSkylark – StargazerPhace – UselessMalux – Swamp ThugSecula, Maysev – SingularityNoisia – Sinkhole (The Outsiders Remix)Noisia – Could This Be – Sleepnet RemixBuunshin, Lottie Jones – different tomorrow…TRANS:T – Outro


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