Renegade Riddims: Sonication
A brand new chapter has begun as we see the launch of Sonication. Formerly on behalf of Bally & Boom, the London-based DJ and producer is known for his high-paced Drum & Bass DJ sets.
Not being one to pigeonhole himself into one style of Drum & Bass, Sonication also reflects this in his production style. Before his new journey began he racked up a lot of support from many artists including High Contrast and Ray Keith accompanied by plays on BBC Radio 1, Rinse FM and BBC Introducing.
I’m excited to share a new mix from Sonication which will hopefully put him on your radar. The mix is a real journey and includes some wicked tracks from the likes of himself, Georgie Riot, TC, DJ Rap, Moving Fusion, Koven, Sub Focus, Krakota, S.P.Y, Dillinja, Andy C & Shimon, High Contrast and loads more.
Check out the mix below and download it for free here!
Sum up this mix in 10 words…
A well-rounded extensive insight into my current DJ set selection.
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Easily Georgie Riot – Do it Major featuring Toddlah. It ticks all the boxes of what I look for in a DNB track, it’s forthcoming on Riot Records very soon!
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
I would say diversity. I always try and take snippets from every element of Drum & Bass and Jungle in my shows, then ensure the chosen elements range over its entire 30-year span.
Tell us about your next EP?
So I have an EP in the pipeline with a great well established label. I still haven’t completed it yet so there’s no date in the diary as it stands, but it will be this year. I’ve just released my debut single as Sonication, It’s called “If I Could” which features in this mix and is available on all the usual platforms.
What have you got coming up?
My next release is I think the best track I’ve ever written and I’m very excited to share it as a lot of work has gone into it. The artist and their label that have signed it have been very supportive and are equally as keen to get it out there, so look out for “Let It Rain” in the spring!!!!
When was the last time you actually raved?
As I get older, I’ve found it’s harder to get to raves when you’re not performing. But I recently went to watch Chase & Status on a Thursday night in a little intimate venue in West London. It was fantastic, I took a little stroll up from my house just 10 mins away and just stood at the back and took it all in, then toddled home. I’m looking forward to Dimension LIVE at Brixton academy in a few weeks and WAH at Printworks soon after.
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Have a positive and prosperous year! Get to as many raves as possible and get there early to support the opening acts.
1 Camo & Krooked – Atlas VIP
2 Koven- Followers (A.M.C Remix)
3 State of Mind – Chain Reaction
4 Rockwell – Sick Of It All
5 Chase & Status – Take Me Away
6 Georgie Riot & Gouki – Street Fighter II
7 Pendulum – Blood Sugar
8 Dimension – Synth City
9 Dillinja – Friday
10 Rheo – Said It Before (Acapella)
11 Friction – Believer
12 Moving Fusion – Turbulence
13 Doctrine – Deckard
14 DJ Fresh – Louder (Drumsound and Bassline Smith Remix)
15 Rogue – Tech Weapons
16 Justin M & Leroy P – Riding Spaceships (Shadow Child In Search Of 94 Mix)
17 DJ Fresh – Heavyweight (A.M.C Remix)
18 Sub Zero & MadRush – Step Back
19 Venbee & Goddard – Messy In Heaven
20 Mist – Outerspace
21 Logistics – The Trip
22 Sub Focus & Dimension – Ready To Fly
23 A.M.C – Bass (Original Mix)
24 Sub Focus & Dimension – Ready To Fly (Hardcore Mix)
25 Culture Shock – Deconstruct
26 Sub Focus – Solar System
27 Georgie Riot – Do It Major ft. Toddlah
28 DJ Rap – Spiritual Aura (Bladerunner & Saxxon Remix)
29 Friction – Good To Me
30 Culture Shock – Renaissance
31 Krakota – Callback
32 Sonication – Turn It Around
33 Dominator & Turno – Bomb Squad (A.M.C Forever Dub Version)
34 Zen & Baron – Turnstyle (Baron Remix)
35 Synergy – Red Line
36 The Prodigy – Breathe (Mefjus & Camo & Krooked Remix)
37 Omni Trio – Renegade Snares (Foul Play VIP)
38 The Prodigy – Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix)
39 Friction – Supersonic
40 Fred V & Grafix – Ultraviolet
41 Andy C – Haunting
42 Etherwood – Begin by Letting Go (Whiney Remix)
43 Phibes Bob Marley – Sun is Shining – (Phibes Bootleg)
44 Adam F – Circles
45 Bou – Veteran (VIP) [feat. Trigga]
46 Danny Byrd – Devil’s Drop
47 Fourward – Your Look
48 DC Breaks – Pickett Line VIP
49 Wilkinson & Sub Focus – Take It Up
50 DJ Hazard – It’s a Secret
51 High Contrast – If We Ever (Unglued Remix)
52 Andy C & Shimon – Quest (Bladerunner Remix)
53 Robin S. – Show Me Love (Blame Remix Extended)
54 Sub Focus – Off The Ground
55 High Contrast – Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
56 Syran – Guitar Dub
57 Kove & Dimension – Feel Love Again
58 S.P.Y – Open Your Eyes
59 Demo & Cease – Ladies Night (Drumsound & Bassline Smith VIP)
60 Composure – One For The Massive
61 TC – Tap Ho (A.M.C Remix)
62 Freaks & Geeks, Flowdan – Run The Show
63 High Contrast – Twilight’s Last Gleaming (VIP)
64 Katy B – Katy On Mission (Kanine Remix)
65 Noisia & The Upbeats – Dead Limit
66 Chris Lorenzo & The Streets – Take Me as I Am
67 Drumsound & Bassline Smith – The Odyssey (VIP)
68 Krakota – Dreamweaver
69 Dimension – Offender
70 Sub Focus – Let the Story Begin
71 Sonication – If I Could