This is the studio mix of the set I played at Rush Delivery 3: Meltdown on March 23rd 2013. The party was bonkers – 400+ ravers filled Fun Haven – an arcade/bumper car/lazer tag/bowling/jungle gym/etc/etc/etc complex with a big dancefloor and an even bigger sound and lights setup. Pascal and Eric put together one hell of a party, and I’m so happy I got to be a part of it :)

This one’s pretty high energy all the way through – it starts off with a couple heavy rollers, and then things get dark and techy for a bit. We move along into some big vocals, and then keep things dancefloor-oriented after that :) The set I played live ended at Represents by Brockie & Ed Solo – I tacked on the three last tunes for three different reasons – Bandwagon Blues for nostalgia’s sake and as natural follow-up to the previous bassline, 1 Up to meet a request I got from Joshua at the party (I hope it’s the right track!), and Come Back To Me because I really wanted to sneak it in mid-set but it just wasn’t working, and it’s an absolutely killer tune. A few personal highlights to watch out for: at 20:40, the “it’s it’s it’s — alright” blend; the overlap of the two Prototypes tunes from 29:05 to 30:30; the not-so-subtle remix switch at 37:51… drastic key changes are always fun; what happened to the dancefloor at the drop at 41:41; and the blend of 1 Up into Come Back To Me from 65:27 to 66:11 :)

Comments are always welcome! Also, please let me know if you have any problems downloading.

You can grab the live recording over at Overdrive Canada, or the studio mix with bonus tracks right here:

(right click, save as…) Saxon-Meltdown.mp3 (71:04, 164mb, 320kbps)

01 :: Friction – Flip The Page
02 :: Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Law Of The Jungle
03 :: Dose – Three Measures
04 :: Optiv, CZA – Don’t Look Now
05 :: Ford – Dark
06 :: Dom & Roland – Peace Keeper
07 :: Break – Destiny Comes Ringing
08 :: Die & Break – Grand Funk Hustle
09 :: Defcon – Hold Me
10 :: Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Fire
11 :: Fleur – Turn The Lights On (The Prototypes Remix)
12 :: The Prototypes – Suffocate
13 :: Mind Vortex – Arc
14 :: Matrix, Baby Blue, Futurebound – Magnetic Eyes
15 :: Matrix, Baby Blue, Futurebound – Magnetic Eyes (TC Remix)
16 :: Rusko – Everyday (Netsky remix)
17 :: Nero – Do You Wanna
18 :: Monsta – Holdin’ On (Skrillex & Nero Remix)
19 :: Spor – 103 Degrees
20 :: Dirtyphonics – DIRTY (Metrik Remix)
21 :: Memtrix – Slipper
22 :: Original Sin – Therapy
23 :: Brockie & Ed Solo – Represents (Chase & Status remix)
24 :: Twisted Individual – Bandwagon Blues
25 :: Spor – 1 Up
26 :: Sense, Solarcube – Come Back To Me

 

Cheers,

Saxon

One Response to “Meltdown”

  1. exT
    31 March 2013 at 7:43 pm #

    Absolutely flawless mix!! Killer track selection, amazing technical mixing, seamless and energetic flow. This is what drum and bass is supposed to sound like folks! Do not miss your opportunity to hear one of the finest mixes to come out of Ottawa Jungle City in years!!!