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Renegade Riddims: Andromeda

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Andromeda is a Drum & Bass DJ hailing from Portsmouth in the UK. Having co-ran the label Proximity Recordings up until 2018 it’s no wonder Andromeda is naturally drawn to the darker, techy, and more minimal sounds that Drum & Bass has to offer. 

She has been inspired by a variety of labels including Proximity, Metalheadz, V Recordings, Tesseract Recordings, Tech Itch, IM:LTD and Dispatch Recordings – just to name a few. 

It was towards the end of her final year at University in 2016 that she began her journey and started to teach herself the art of mixing. Since then, she’s charmed ravers at various clubs and bars in and around the UK. So far in her career she has supported the likes of Kyrist, Total Science, Amoss and Tephra & Arkoze and has spun beats for Subtle FM, Bassdrive and Reprezent Audio. She is also a current resident DJ at The Fort Radio. Outside of her regular 9-5 job, she has begun to patiently teach herself production, we will also wait patiently for her first release…keep ’em peeled!

A couple of months ago Andromeda hit me up about the possibility of doing a mix for our Renegade Riddims series and I was more than happy to oblige! So here it is, featuring music from the likes of Marcus Intalex, Total Science, Break, Mampi Swift, Monty, Kolectiv, Jubei, Document One, Commix, Command Strange and more!

Check out Andromeda’s mix below and download it for free here!

Q&A:

Sum up this mix in 10 words… 

An hour of drum and bass from across the spectrum. 

What’s your personal favourite track on it? 

I don’t think I can choose a favourite… but I’m going to give some extra love to ‘DHR’ by Decoder & Substance, because it was released digitally in 2021 which I was super happy about. The original tune is on a 1998 vinyl record called ‘Breakbeat Sampler Volume 1’, a gem found online. I love all 4 of the tracks on the record but only ‘DHR’ is released digitally. 

What’s the special ingredient in this mix? 

It’s a mix of subgenres; there’s some liquid, jump up, breaks, minimal rollers, old school and newer tunes. We’ve got decades’ worth of DnB and jungle music, and the sound has evolved in many ways, so there’s lots of great music to play! I like letting tunes just roll together, that’s the satisfying part of DJing to me. 

What have you got coming up?

On 10th December I’ll be live streaming from our local record store Nothing Ventured Vinyl, which will be via their Twitch channel. The store has an awesome selection of records including dnb, jungle and breaks. Then on 16th December I’m playing at a night in Southsea called Therapy alongside a host of local talent. 

When was the last time you actually raved? 

I went to Sun and Bass again in September this year. That festival is a 24/7 rave for 7 consecutive days (…if you want it to be 😉). I think the most dancing I did was at the V Recordings takeover at Ambra Night.

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

Thank you for listening and I hope you guys enjoy the mix! Music is a healer and I had a lot of fun recording this.

TRACKLIST:

Soul Travel – Command Strange 

Coming Back (Instrumental Mix) – Nu:Tone 

Immersed (Original mix) – Marcus Intalex 

Blame You (Original Mix) – Total Science, Break 

These Words – Gerra and Stone 

Look Through Me – FD ft Collette Warren 

The One (2018I Remastered) – Mampi Swift  

Spirit House – Cern 

Reign Supreme – Stranjah & Grimm 

Shrunken Heads – Quartz x Survey  

DHR (Original Mix) – Decoder & Substance 

Untitled MCR (Original Mix) – Spirit, Marcus Intalex 

Orion – Skulpture 

Stamina (Bladerunner Remix VIP) – The Dream Team 

Ice – FD 

Crunch Time – T>I 

Speckle – Amoss 

Nosher (The Sauce Remix) – Total Science 

Exploring Sounds – Kolectiv 

Guilty Magic -Monty 

Planet X – D Flect 

YGMYC – Makoto 

Little Dubplate – Jubei 

Talk To Me Proper – Napes 

The One (InsideInfo  Remix) – Mampi Swift 

Balling (ft Songer, Mr Traumatik, Devilman & Oneda) – Vibe Chemistry 

Uh – Huh – Document One 

Chambers – Third Degree, Mystic State 

Japanese Electronics – Commix 

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