Drum & Bass 2014: Summer Sessions

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Sessions don’t come any finer than those enjoyed in the summer… Friends, fun and, if you’re lucky, a nice splash of sun. As the UK enjoys its warmest summer in over a century there’s no better time to enjoy this consummate sunny-side session companion: ‘Drum & Bass 2014: Summer Sessions’

Presented as 40 blistering originals and two razor-sharp mixes (conjured by John B himself), ‘Drum & Bass 2014: Summer Sessions’ is entrenched in critical cuts you will not find on any other collection. Intricately detailed with Beta Recordings’ distinctive DNA, each and every track is a highlight.

From festivals to illicit rave free-for-alls, heady late nights to hazy early mornings, long road-trips and longer journeys home; drum & bass encapsulates the vibe of our favourite season like no other genre. Especially when it’s created by some of the biggest, most influential players in the bass game: Camo & Krooked, Commix, Nu:Tone, Blu Mar Ten, Logistics, Metrik, Fade, Gemini, Dexcell, High Rankin and, of course, Beta Recordings founder and driving force Mr John B himself.

Digging deep into his encyclopaedic D&B collection, John has curated the ultimate seasonal document. Dynamically stretching across the widest possible range, we’re taken on an epic journey from timeless formative rollers to jazzy steppers via deep dark slammers.

Over 40 tracks he paints the perfect picture that guarantees to soundtrack any summer session you have planned this year.

From Nu:Tone’s timeless turn-of-the-century roller ‘Get It On’ to High Rankin’s career-establishing thrill-fest ‘State Pump’ to Blu Mar Ten’s horn-heaved hypnosis session ‘Headturner’ each and every corner of drum & bass’s rich sonic repertoire is represented.

Featuring a select showcase of John’s own material – ranging from the slamming, big drum-splash rave sermon ‘Faith In Me’ to the Latin-lathered piano-tickled Sun And Bass homage ‘Take Me To La Cinta’ – and exclusive tracks from Fade and show-stopping newcomers Vice City, ‘Drum & Bass 2014: Summer Sessions’ represents an artist at the top of his game…

Not just as on-point curator. Not just as an artist who has contributed to the UK’s most long-standing dance music genre for almost 20 years. Not just as a label boss who’s helped to nurture and develop some of the biggest artists in the game. But as a man who knows exactly how to complement our favourite season with a soundtrack that will resonate with every single summer in the future, too.

There are many summer-themed drum & bass albums in circulation right now. But trust us, there aren’t any with a tracklisting that’s as diverse, distinctive and delectable as ‘Drum & Bass 2014: Summer Sessions’. Make sure your summer is as unique as this.

TRACKLIST

1. Exile – Arrested (feat Breakmaus – John B remix – 2014 remaster) (5:55)
2. John B – A Man Is Just A Man (feat Darrison) (5:54)
3. Nu:Tone – Jnr Breaks (2014 Remaster) (6:38)
4. Greg Packer – You’re The One (2014 remaster) (6:20)
5. Blu Mar Ten – Headturner (2014 remaster) (6:02)
6. John B – Key West (2014 remaster) (7:02)
7. John B – Take Me To La Cinta (6:12)
8. John B – We Like The Music (Latino mix – 2014 remaster) (6:54)
9. John B – Elektrofreek (feat Libby Picken – Ladies mix) (3:23)
10. Basic Operations – Revolucion (6:21)
11. Camo & Krooked – Time Is Ticking Away (feat Shaz Sparks) (4:51)
12. John B – Adrift (Drum & Bass mx – 2014 remaster) (6:42)
13. Nu:Tone – Get It On (4:53)
14. Dexcell – Elevate (5:19)
15. John B – Connected (feat Kirsty Hawkshaw) (7:43)
16. Ic1 – Presence (2014 remaster) (9:15)
17. Exile – The Other Side (2014 remaster) (6:28)
18. John B – It’s So Real (2014 remaster) (6:16)
19. Commix – I’ll Take You There (2014 remaster) (5:57)
20. John B – Imagine (Amen mix – 2014 remaster) (6:16)
21. Dexcell – Close Your Eyes (feat Katie’s Ambition) (3:45)
22. John B – Faith In Me (7:31)
23. Receptor – Princess (6:33)
24. Gemini – Without You (2014 Remaster) (5:20)
25. John B – Light Speed (feat NSG – L Plus remix) (4:30)
26. Indivision – Missing You (5:40)
27. Virtue – Blow My Mind (5:17)
28. Vice City – Fake (5:19)
29. John B – Dream On (2014 Remaster) (6:41)
30. Xilent – Step One (5:34)
31. Gmorozov – Generation = 0 (5:47)
32. John B – Robot Lover (Logistics remix) (4:35)
33. High Rankin – State Pump (4:52)
34. Terravita – Drinks Up Hands Up (2014 Remaster) (5:52)
35. Hectix – Overnight (5:34)
36. John B – Red Sky (feat Shaz Sparks – Subsonik remix) (5:58)
37. Fade – Trap Game (4:29)
38. Camo & Krooked – Mindset (4:37)
39. John B – The Journey (feat Code 64 – Metrik remix) (5:08)
40. Nu:Tone – The Way That You Move (2014 Remaster) (7:26)
41. John B – Drum & Bass 2014: Summer Sessions (Warm Up mix) (1:36:20)
42. John B – Drum & Bass 2014: Summer Sessions (Festival Fire mix) (1:24:58)

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