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20.Jun.2006 RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE

RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE – 2007 (EMP004CD)

Various “Rumble In The Jungle – Mixed By Mr Smith” (Empathy)

Empathy Recordings in association with Bassdrop.co.nz are pleased to announce the release of the Rumble in the Jungle CD mixed by Mr Smith.

The concept was simple, the winner of the 2006 RITJ competition was to mix a hand picked selection of Drum and Bass tracks from select producers from NZ and abroad.

A born and bred Wellingtonian, It didnt take Mr Smith (aka Cole Smith) long to discover the local drum and bass culture and then catch the dj bug. After locking himself away in his bedroom fine tuning his dj skills, it was evident that Mr Smith had a natural talent for mixing drum and bass. The Rumble in the Jungle competition would prove that. After a series of heats, the final competition was very close coming down to three contestants – two from Auckland and Mr Smith from Wellington. A packed final saw some some slick mixing and a tough decision from the judges, with Mr Smith emerging as Rumble Champion 2006.

Recorded and mastered by the Empathy team the Rumble in the Jungle / Mr Smith Mix is the premium live set from NZ’s best. Featuring tracks by State of Mind, Concord Dawn, Psidream, Agent Alvin, Trei, Dose, Fanu, Nanotek, CMD, Bulletproof, Polarity, Pyro vs Jester, Organiks & Roye Darke.

We encourage you to check it out, get involved and support your local artists and talented djs..

Tracklist:

State of Mind – Moneytrain (Subtitles)
Trei – Lost World (Random Recordings)
Dose – Lost Inside (Microb)
Bulletproof Vs Teknik & Dose – Thaw (Cyanide Recordings)
Roy Darke – Frank
Agent Alvin & Spikey Tee – On The Rise (CMD Remix)
Agent Alvin & Spikey Tee – Rubadubble (Random Recordings)
Pyro & Jester – Cho (Nerve Recordings)
Nanotek – Dark Angel
Fanu – Tears Of The Killer (Lightless Recordings)
Psidream – Cypher (Nightfall Recordings)
Confucius and Mysterious D – Care For Me
Trei – Heartbeat (Empathy Recordings)
Polarity – Kreuzzug (Kinematic Recordings)
Organiks – Slipstream (VIP)
Concord Dawn – Man For All Seasons (Uprising Records)
Bulletproof Vs Cern – Red Mercury (Cyanide Recordings)
Nanotek – The Mist

http://www.bassdrop.co.nz
http://www.rumblejungle.co.nz/
http://www.myspace.com/rumble_in_the_jungle

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19.Jun.2005 IS THIS CODE

is this code, the tourIS THIS CODE – 2005 (EMP003CD)

Since their prototype drum n bass release ‘Empathy’ back in 2002, Wellington’s Empathy Recordings have been working hard to promote the unique breakbeat sounds of Wellington & create a firing outlet for tunes that might have otherwise gone unheard.’Is This Code’ is the label’s third breakbeat compilation & features 75min of the freshest breakbeat ideas spawned within the NZ scene. Featuring label veterans Double_Negative & Cform, plus regulars Hoyager, Sal & The Upbeats, plus Empathy welcomes new friends & fast rising stars Teknik [Fabel / Vaccine], A Spark [Kingsland Electro], Nanotek & Trei…

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18.Jun.2004 PLUG_IN DRUMMER

plug in drummerPLUG_IN DRUMMER – 2004 (EMP002CD)

plug in drummer reviews and recommendations:

“beats and breaks are the essence of the scene, and empathy have produced an excellent example of the current quality output… complete with dub, sampling, and an essence of class, the atmospheric flow of this album assures all of the artists involved get a sympathetic hearing. the resulting electronic club fever is not least the result of some primo breakbeat productions curtesy of some fine talent.”
brent cardy – real groove magazine

“showcasing a group of young wellington producers, the new two – cd compilation plug_in
drummer is an impressive blend of breaks, drum and bass and electronica”
stephen jewell – pavement magazine

“plug_in drummer is set apart from similar compilations by the different sounds and emotions conjured up from its collection of artists, pushing many areas of the breakbeat envelope. plug_in drummer is strong second release from empathy and i look foward to continued development and releases.” -
the package

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