The Data Transmisson podcast from Tony Coleman, AKA London Elektricity has found its way into my headphones recently and it’s a good one. Covering almost every spectrum of Drum and Bass, the top dog from the Hospital Records camp features a healthy dose from the London Elektricity album, Yikes.
The mix kicks off with the desire to ease the listener in, setting the scene for rollarcoaster ride of a journey. Tony Coleman sooths the soul with Fault Lines and Nu:Tones angelic ‘The First Time’ featuring the blessed vocals of Natalie Williams before bring in the Reso’s Drumstep steamer, ‘War Machine’.
As the mix progresses it takes a more rushing Liquid turn with a classy Bootleg of Daft Punks, ‘One More Time’. From this point the listener is treated to an onslaught of tracks from the ‘Yikes’ album, which burn up the vibes and mark the realisation of this mixes quality.
By the half way mark Tony Coleman switches the vibe for a VIP remix of his ‘Just One Second’ by Apex, brilliant. During this section we are treated some Medschool vibes from Lung with Relapse and the tunes continue to fit so well as if to blend for each other without sacrificing the big drops which had tone and depth to the overall experience.
All the tracks are solid throughout this mix with some favourite points in the mix being the fade in of Tyke’s ‘Music Makers’ and the transition into Royalstons - Cerulian Blue. The final 15 mins of this mix is well worth the wait as London Elektricity brings out the big melodic tracks and weaves layer upon layer to create an orchestral soundscape.
1 London Elektricity - Fault Lines
2 Sub Zero - Brighter Days