On 10th August 2020, the massive release called Heliocentrism from 9 Electronic Music Alliance members (aka EMAliens) came out and I featured on there with my “Neptune” remix. Now that the release is well and truly out there, I wanted to expand a little bit on my liquid drum & bass take on the original from DaveyHub as it has been influenced by a former trio of dnb idols called Commix. Here’s the full track on YouTube:
As the Commix trio slowly diminished to one, I still find myself listening to some of their older tracks when I was going through some tough times in my undergraduate days in the mid 2000s. In fact, in the upcoming Platform Project show on 15th August, I’ll be mixing in a track or two as I like going back in time with my mixes.
Music is a really powerful thing to bring up emotions and memories no matter what genre you are in to and I like to take people on a journey, including myself, during my shows. So what better way then to mix in one of your own tracks that’s fresh off the press and then mix in with one of your favourite dnb influences!
As for Heliocentrism, a huge thanks to DaveyHub for inviting fellow EMAliens to remix his original track, based around the solar system and with such a variety of styles to enjoy, it’s a true showcase of what EMA is about. I wrote about it in more detail here.
The reason I went for Neptune was more because of my speed of getting things done than anything! The faster you are, the closer to the Sun you’re chosen planet would be on the artwork and with the release. As Pluto was already bagged (somewhat controversially as a dwarf planet) I saw the planets get filled up and there was nothing I could do so why not get the ice giant?!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this and the full EP is available to download here.