Renegade Riddims: AXIAL
Cardiff-based Drum & Bass DJ and producer AXIAL puts forward a varied selection of technical tracks and blends, representing the forward-thinking label In The Lab Recordings. Bouncing on to the scene in 2019 and securing her first set in 2022 supporting Critical Impact, AXIAL has since been developing her sound. Her deep, dark and techy style with neuro influences is clear to see from her mixing. She aspires to take listeners on an atmospheric journey with tracks that make a big impact and push boundaries. AXIAL has been and is still very mich inspired by the likes of Archaea, Secula, gyrofield, Annix and more.
2023 is looking like it’s going to be a big and bright year for AXIAL, as she kicks off the year with a slot at Critical Sound’s event in District Cardiff, followed by Default Noise’s remix of her track ‘In Mind’ seeing a release with In The Lab Recordings.
Today as part of our Renegade Riddims series and to coincide with tomorrow’s International Women’s Day we welcome AXIAL to the fold with a brand new mix. HJer new ix features music from In The Lab Recordings back catalogue and more. Expect to hear music from the likes of DRZ, Simula, SLWDWN, Redpill, Notequal, Annix, Wallhack, Gexan, Skantia and loads more!
Check out her mix below and download it for free here!
Sum up this mix in 10 words…
A carefully curated fusion of forward-thinking drum and bass.
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
At the moment, ‘Move Your Feet’ by Notequal has to be up there. It’s such a heavy track and works well as a blend with a lot of tunes. I love every release they put out – they’re definitely one of my inspirations for what I want to make in the future.
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
I think the special ingredient in this mix is the fact that it is true to me. Every track resonates with me personally and that’s why I’ve chosen them. I love when I find a track that builds atmosphere, has hard-hitting drums and the perfect amount of melody (which is sometimes none!) that leaves an imprint, and this is the feeling I want to get across in this mix – when you just think, ‘Yes.’
Tell us about your next EP?
I haven’t got a planned EP with anyone at the moment, but I have been working on a few tracks that are all different. I think my journey this year involves looking towards getting my first tracks released and improving my production skills, because I’m still learning right now and I have a long way to go!
What have you got coming up?
This year my track ‘In Mind’ is being remixed by Default Noise for In The Lab Recordings! I’m hugely looking forward to this seeing a release, he is such a great producer and it’s an honour to have him work on my track!
When was the last time you actually raved?
Saturday 18th Feb for the Critical Sound event in Cardiff, although I was supporting Incurzion in room two so there were a bit of nerves initially!
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Just that I hope everyone feels the love I have for these tracks in this mix! I spent a lot of time putting this together and I’m glad I’ve been given the opportunity to push it on the Data Transmission DnB page! Thanks all 🙂
1. DRZ – I Used To
2. DRZ – Inconclusive
3. Temple, DRZ – In The Dark
4. DRZ, Teezy – Lights Out
5. Para, DRZ – Sleep Walk
6. Simula – Attack Mode
7. Tryst Temps – Dust
8. Secula, Maysev – Singularity
9. SLWDWN – Echoes
10. Chiyu – Riot Fields
11. SLWDWN – Dark Matter
12. Nebulate, YAANO – Nazca
13. Default Noise – Levigate
14. SLWDWN, DMR – Pretend
15. Meph, Gexan – Hope
16. Default Noise, Madrush MC – Shots
17. Urph – Traverse
18. Redpill (Jahe Remix)- Dreams & Circuits
19. Notequal – Move Your Feet
20. Annix – Depth Charge
21. Wallhack – Soke
22. Mefjus, Kasra – Decypher (Latesleeper Remix)
23. Gexan – Prepare To Die
24. Gexan – Prepare To Die (Vici Remix)
25. Moytra – If You Will Remember
26. Healian – The Void
27. Archaea, Temple – ID
28. Gexan, Notequal – Condemned
29. Moytra, Sign – Just Forget Everything
30. The Outsiders – In Need
31. Emperor – She Said (Fade Black remix)
32. Pristage – Gear
33. Archaea – Source Code (Xaetis Remix)
34. Secula – Nameless
35. Skantia – Chatterbox
36. Tryst Temps – Zeitgeist
37. A.way – Critical Tempo (Sign Remix)
38. Noise Parfumerie – Sacrifice
39. Gexan – Immortals
40. Circuits – Euphoria Part 1 (gyrofield Remix)
41. Skantia – Twenty 6ix
42. Redpill – All I Do Is
43. Disprove – Am I
44. [BORDERS]- In A Dream
45. The Upbeats, Syrene Favore – Watch Me
46. Temam, MVRK – Arcane (Sign Remix)
47. NOISIA, Camo & Krooked – Nova (Sign Remix)
48. A.way – Pandora’s Box
49. Bucky – Eternal Flame (Vici Remix)