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Renegade Riddims: Evolved

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Evolved is a Drum & Bass project originally founded in 2019 by Gilles, Pierre, Elliot, and William. (Currently Gilles and Pierre are in charge of the project). With releases on labels like Delta9 Recordings, Ekou Recordings, T3K Recordings and EPO22 Music Tales under their belts, their musical catalogue is only expanding. These producers already have a heavy history to their name both on the Brussels scene and internationally.

Gilles has been active on the scene since 2006 under the name T-Psy and is also one of the founding members of the duo Human Error. Human Error were very active in 2016 with their latest album ‘Intersection’ which was released under the label Mintech. He is also a musician and works in a Studio called: “Studio 43”.

Pierre started mixing under the name Peter Klash in 2004 and gradually established himself as an essential pillar of the Brussels underground scene. After 10 years of intensive mixing across Belgium, he launched into music production.

I’ve been an avid supporter of these guys for a while, I think the first time we covered them was an interview one of our roving reporters did early in 2021. Since then I’ve done a couple of premieres for them and the music is always evolving and gets better and better every time. Their latest release on EPO22 Music Tales has had rave reviews across the board from up and comers to top tier artists and publications. The future is looking very bright for these guys.

It wasn’t my intention to get these to record a mix for us this week, due to some personal issues the artist I had booked in has had to take a raincheck (we will be following up in the New Year to see if we can get that mix). Fortunately for us, Evolved had recorded their set at BassPhase in Brussels last Friday (I usually prefer mixes curated specifically but made an exception as the mix is really good!) It contains music from the likes of themselves, Notequal, Particle, Amoss, The Prodigy, Matec, High Contrast and more…They even threw in some of their own dubs!

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

Q&A:

Sum up this mix in 10 words…

color / diversity / story / intensity / rollercoaster / low / rolling / sport / up-lifter / showcase

What’s your personal favourite track on it?

Impartial ‘Stolen Focus’

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?

I think the special ingredient is variety. The set evolves and tells a story, there are more intense moments and moments revealing much more melodic pieces. The fact that the set varies gives me a different dynamic. These little moments of breathing make the moments of “climax” even more intense.

Tell us about your next EP?

Our next ep will be released in January 2023 on the label Delta9 Recordings. It features 3 drum and bass tracks and a slower one. We are very happy with this EP because it shows a new side of our project. The musical themes are much more highlighted and each piece really has a particular identity. I hope you enjoy it as much as we had fun producing it.

What have you got coming up?

There are many projects to come. Firstly, our EP on Delta9 will be released in January. Secondly, we also have an EP planned with T3K Recordings which will be released around the end of March/beginning of April. Finally, we also have plans with Hanzom Music, Sinful Maze and Ekou. (We are currently working on these tracks.)

When was the last time you actually raved?

Last Friday! I had the opportunity to play our latest single ‘Steam Engine’ (EPO22 Music Tales) for an organization called “Bassphase”. The set you are listening to is the live one recorded that same evening.

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

Nothing special, except “Thank you”! Thank you for your interest in the project! I really hope that these few words have made you want to dig deeper into our project.
Pierre and I (Gilles) move at our own pace and we always hope to have fun making music, if you are there to listen to it and like it, it’s already won for us.

TRACKLIST:

1) EVOLVED – DUB
2) NOTEQUAL – Oasis
3) LAVANCE – The Hound
4) VISAGE – Hurting Me (EVOLVED RMX)
5) EVOLVED – Shelter
6) BEDDY – Nmb
7) EVOLVED – Steam Engine (EPO22 Music Tales)
8) AMOSS – Magnum Meal
9) EVOLVED – DUB
10) PARTICLE – Nosedive
11) EVOLVED – DUB
12) SUBMARIN – Clairon
13) HIGH CONTRAST – If We Ever (UNGLUED RMX)
14) DOt – Housin
15) THE PRODIGY – No Good (TC bootleg)
16) MY NU LENG & FLAVA D – Soul Shake (1991 RMX)
17) EVOLVED – Hopeless (EPO22 Music Tales)
18) KARMASYNK & OZOH – A Moment Of Reflection
19) NOTEQUAL – Caessium
20) EVOLVED – DUB
21) EVOLVED – DUB
22) IMPARTIAL – Stolen Focus
23) KARGO – Mute (MYTH RMX)
24) DAVA – Resilience (KOAX RMX)
25) EVOLVED – DUB
26) EVOLVED – Escape
27) DISPROVE – Am I
28) CONNOR Q – Dismissive
29) VILLEM – Splinter In Your Mind (BREAK RMX)
30) AKA – Forsaken
31) EVOLVED – Mutation
32) EVOLVED & JESS – DUB
33) MVRK & DUB PERSONAL – Illumination (BLACK BARREL RMX)
34) EVOLVED – Heliopolis
35) MVRK – Clip That
36) DISPHONIA – Careful
37) PHASE & MISANTHROP – Progression (SYNERGY & SIGNAL RMX)
38) VISLA – Loose Game
39) FRAMER & FELOV – I Weel Feel
40) EVOLVED – Thinking About
41) BYTECODE – Until Dust
42) EVOLVED – DUB
43) MATEC – Miura
44) OFFLINE – Ultra Violet
45) EVOLVED – Sometimes I Just
46) EVOLVED – Sometimes I just (RIZZLE RMX)

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