While I’m wondering where this whole drum & bass revival will go and how long it will last, I’m still willing to follow it some more as it seems to be the right time to reminisce over that exciting period of my life. And along comes Sonar’s Ghost, half a year after those new/old tracks have surfaced, and this time they bring reinforcements. That term is not only true for the remixes themselves, but also owed to the fact that two old Reinforced label mates are involved in their making: Marc Mac in his Nu Era disguise and Mark Force aka G-Force. All four tracks are available as a download release for £3 (or more) from the Ghost’s Bandcamp store.
If you’re like me and your love for nineties drum & bass music was re-ignited by those many jungle footwork releases (e.g. Phillip D. Kick or the Pseudogeddon compilation), here’s something to take note of. As reported the other day, we were speculating about the words accompanying that new Dominic Stanton track and the answer didn’t take long. Following two compilations of unreleased music on his former TrebleO label, here comes another collection of unreleased Sonar Circle tracks including two brand-new tracks.
“Unreleased and Remastered” is available now for a minimum price of ₤4 on the Sonar’s Ghost Bandcamp page.
I’ve heard rumours for some time, but as of today it’s official: Dominic Stanton (Domu, Sonar Circle et al) is back at making music for the first time since his “retirement” in 2009. The Two Hungry Ghosts have released an exclusive stream of an Amen-driven drum & bass tune sampling the Orson Welles-narrated Future Shock. The liner notes on SoundCloud mention the words “advance stream” and “more info to follow”, so I’m very excited on their meaning.
It’s been more than two years now since Dominic Stanton decided to leave his music career behind. Having released music under the names of Domu, Sonar Circle, Umod, Bakura and many others, the Bedford-based DJ and producer was unmatched in terms of quality and quantity in the short-lived brokenbeat scene.
About a year ago, 60 unreleased tracks surfaced on the internet and as if that wasn’t enough there are plenty more as of today. Only recently, the folks at Two Hungry Ghosts uploaded these tracks for your listening pleasure.
Hope you enjoy these as much as I do. If that’s the case, head over to the original post and leave some feedback!
Between 2004 and 2006, Dominic Stanton, best known as Domu, posted a bunch of mixtapes on his now defunct website.
Known as one of the most versatile DJs, Domu’s mixes were always a much sought after download, ranging from as many different genres as broken beat, jazz, funk, hip-hip, drum&bass or house.
It’s a pity he decided to erase all traces from the internet when he called it The End. Luckily I still have most of the mixes from his website, if not all of them.
Live at Nouveau Casino
Live in San Francisco
December 2005: Fusion Special
Back from Tour 2005
June 2006: Back from Tour 2006
July 2006: When I’m Feelin’ Down…
The Patrick Forge Cosmic Jam
Reinforced Mix II
There are, of course, many more mixtapes from Domu circulating on the internet, think of his substitution for Benji B or his own show on BBC Radio 1xtra.
Well, I’m not looking for any trouble with the BBC – plus I think these will keep you busy for a couple of weeks!
Feb 2nd, 2011 You will find three more -supposedly unreleased- mixes over at This Mix What I Done