Funny how sometimes it takes someone else to notice something first before you do. This is one of those cases. This mix snuck up right under my own nose and I didn’t hear it until D-Monic posted it on his blog.
The reason its bugging me is because the mix is from Scott Free, my own partner over at Soul In Motion!! I guess we’re just too damn busy planning cutting edge jams to know what we’re all up to on other fronts.
So speaking of what Scott has been up to, check this out from his BIO …
For a decade now Scott Free has always taken the road less traveled. A DJ who finds himself ahead of the curve when it comes to shifts in the sounds of the genre, Scott has always been a DJs DJ. Largely inspired by long time Toronto top dog, DJ Sniper of Vinyl Syndicate, Scott makes it a point to go a different route then the usual fare, ensuring that a broad spectrum of sounds are being played. Not only is he a well respected DJ in Toronto’s drum & bass scene he is also one of its hardest workers.
Now approaching its seven year anniversary, Soul In Motion is one of Toronto’s premier promotion companies. For the first five years of Soul in Motion Scott and Mr. Brown provided an outlet for the scene’s upcoming talent to show off their skills and with the addition of DJ Spinz, the last two years have seen that mentality stretch internationally as SIM has become synonymous with breaking new artists making not only their Toronto debut but also their First Canadian appearance. Artists such as: DJ Zinc, Brookes Brothers, Futurebound, Danny Byrd, Makoto, Sigma, Saburuko, Atlantic Connection & Ewun have all touched down for Soul In Motion.
This year, Scott with the help of Sike-1, started Ritual: a promotion company looking to bring in heavier acts from across the globe; their first 2 events have featured Donny from Barcode and Raiden from Offkey Music and with a third event on the way and a new member, DJ Britz, the future looks bright for this project as well.
And to round out an already busy schedule, Scott has joined DCS905 Radio as one of its resident DJs and Hosts bolstering the already strong line up of Dubcomm’s Saturday night FM standard. Ten years in with no signs of slowing down it appears that Scott Free’s mark on this scene is far from realized.
So lets get to the meat of what we’re talking about here. Scott’s mix is smooth and flows from minimal half steppers to bouncy tech numbers with ease. To be perfectly honest I get kind of tired of all the triple droppin’ DJs striving to mix in as many records as possible in an hour. Here Scott goes back to basics and just delivers straight up no nonsense beats.
- SPECTRASOUL – I WAS 10 (SGN:LTD)
- ROCKWELL FEAT. ZERO T – BONE STRUCTURE (CRITICAL)
- PHOBIA & JUBEI – COOPER’S DREAM (CODED)
- SUBTERRA & DEKKO – BONSAI RUN (INVISIBLE)
- FLAME & KANO – RAYGUN (BLACK SEEDS DIGITAL)
- ENEI – Z-GRAB (MED SCHOOL)
- JUNE MILLER – KEEP UPS (VAMPIRE)
- LOXY & RESOUND – PYSCHOLOGY MOVES (RENEGADE HARDWARE)
- RAIDEN & KHANAGE – KING STAYS KING (OFFKEY)
- ICICLE – MINIMAL FUNK (SHOGUN AUDIO)
- ROCKWELL – TRIBES (CRITICAL)
- NOISIA & PHACE – FLOATING ZERO (INVISIBLE)
- PHACE – STRANGE SCIENCE (SHOGUN AUDIO)
- CHOOK – OPTIMUS PRIME (FULL FORCE)
- APEX – GONZO (LIFTED)
- PHACE & MISANTHROP – NON HUMAN (NEOSIGNAL)