055: Homemade Weapons & Red Army, Kenneth James Gibson

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In this episode I feature brand new music from Homemade Weapons & Red Army, as well as Kenneth James Gibson.

In August of 2015 Homemade Weapons released the Clarion Call album, featuring 8 incredible tracks of Drum & Bass.  The title track from that release was featured in Episode 25 of the Mongoland Podcast, though the entire album was a worthy effort.  In February of this year this Seattle based producer released a 4 track EP which escaped my notice until now.  That oversight will be rectified shortly.  Meanwhile, on April 29 of this year, Homemade Weapons teamed up with Sacramento based producer, Red Army for the release of the Sleep Terror EP, another 4 track release.    Three of those four tracks are featured in the first set of this week’s episode.

ResidentAdvisor.net said of the Sleep Terror EP collaboration,

Where Homemade Weapons prefers his beats clean and contoured, Red Army likes to embellish them with big pools of reverb and dramatic chords. The result is drum & bass that feels perfectly sculpted and mysterious.They tease out exactly what can make drum & bass’s utilitarian repetition enticing instead of numbing, which is a good way to describe what Samurai Music does as a whole. Records like Sleep Terror likely won’t grab fans of Samurai’s more esoteric leanings, but it’s not meant for them—this is pure drum & bass of the highest order.

Set 1: Drum & Bass featuring Homemade Weapons & Red Army

Track TitleArtistReleaseLabelGenreBPMYearTime
A Conversation Between FriendsKenneth James GibsonThe Evening FallsKompaktChill Out115201603:07
No Continues KidSubmerseAwakeProject MooncircleElectronica086201602:50
ColonyHomemade Weapons, Red ArmySleep Terror EPSamurai MusicDrum & Bass085201606:12
Africa (Intro Pt. 2)Davide MarchesielloCalling Africa 16TretmuehleElectronica107201602:15
Sleep TerrorHomemade Weapons, Red ArmySleep Terror EPSamurai MusicDrum & Bass085201605:52
Why NoteDrumcatcher8th Avenue EPFokuz RecordingsDrum & Bass087201604:40
Deeper Woods (Guydee Seductive Mix)Guydee, Frederick AlonsoDeeper WoodsDeepWit RecordingsDeep House115201606:07
BuzzkillHomemade WeaponsSleep Terror EPSamurai MusicDrum & Bass085201606:05

Set 2: Techno & Tech House

Track TitleArtistReleaseLabelGenreBPMYearTime
SaedRemcordKollektiv Trauwelt, Vol. 18City LifeDeep House119201606:11
IdeoglossiaMike GriegoIdeoglossia EPmicroCastleTechno122201608:55
Open End (El Mundo Remix)Markus Homm2Soul RemixBondage MusicTech House121201606:45
Kaiserkraft (Original Mix)Luc AngenehmKaiserkraftProton MusicTechno122201607:31
Phalena 01Kryss HypnowaveStadtherz, Vol. 4Wasabe RecordingsTech House120201607:45

Set 3: Deep House, Tech House & Chill Out featuring Kenneth James Gibson

Track TitleArtistReleaseLabelGenreBPMYearTime
BelieveProbiElectronic Hipster, Vol. 7TretmuehleTech House122201606:26
Wonderland (rotor & Lewis Remix)Own.WayElectronic Hipster, Vol. 7TretmuehleTech House123201606:20
Failed To InterruptKenneth James GibsonThe Evening FallsKompaktChill Out118201602:27
For Always Be Together (Original Mix)DJ MitoRainbowDeepWit UncoveredDeep House118201607:38
Good Morning Soul (Alvaro Hylander Broken Mix)Alvaro Hylander, Angelo MeleInhouse Series Alvaro Hylander Vol. 2DeepWit RecordingsDeep House120201606:17
Fragments (Shingo Nakamura Remix)André Sobota, Shingo NakamuraFragments (Shingo Nakamura, Nocturna Remixes)Proton MusicProgressive House122201606:42

Set 4: Deep House & More

Track TitleArtistReleaseLabelGenreBPMYearTime
The InfamousDilbyElectronic Hipster, Vol. 7TretmuehleTech House125201606:47
FlorentineIttal BarkaiKollektiv Traumwelt, Vol. 18City LifeDeep House125201606:26
XploreTune Wall-CRide The Night, Vol. 4 - Deep House TunesCity LifeDeep House125201604:29
Code 10-66Markus SchulzWatch The WorldBlack Hole RecordingsTrance128201602:43
Too Late, They're Already HereSubmerseAwakeProject MooncircleElectronica140201603:35
Butterfly Effect (Original Mix)SkoberButterfly Effect EPTronicTechno127201606:35
Tuesday Maybe (Amateur Dance Remix)Way Out West, Amateur DanceTuesday Maybe (The Remixes)AnjunadeepDeep House126201610:33

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