Podcast 180 – Bad Syntax & Mefjus ( Mix + Mini Interview! )

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IT HAS ARRIVED! The biggest podcast to date, and I promise it will not disappoint! Mefjus stops by the podcast to promote his newest MASSIVE release, that is a masterclass in drum and bass production. “Manifest” is a beautiful and brilliantly produced album, and if this happens to be your first time checking it out, you are in for a treat. Sit back, and buckle up because we are about to take you on a journey through drum and bass for the next 80 minutes.

Mefjus Interview

Your album “Manifest” just dropped after quite a long road, can you tell us more about how you approached this process and any hardships you had along the way.

It was quite a long journey actually. The full story in detail can be found here: https://www.mefjus.at/news/my-manifest

What tune of yours are you personally most proud of or attached too?

I love/hate most of my songs equally, but one of the older songs I quite like is “Far too Close”

 

Just for fun, tell us about one of your favorite basslines.

There’s many great baselines. I’d say the square bass in Mr Oizo’s Flat Beat

What is your favorite synth for bass right now, and why do you prefer it?

Xfer – Serum. I like it because the interface is super nice and it’s not a CPU hog. Great synth!

“Manifest” seems to take what we know from you and blends it with some unexpected (and awesome) suprises. In a time where some feel Neurofunk may be losing some of its innovation, are you trying to break the current cycle of Neurofunk trends, or are you more just concentrating on pushing your own boundaries?

I don’t think this is a Neurofunk record. And I don’t consider myself to make exclusively Neurofunk. I just wanted to make a record that approaches everything I love about drum and bass, from a studio perspective but also in terms of what I want to play out.

Where do you see your career leading you in the coming year? Have you thought about sound design outside of the Drum and Bass realm?

I am working on various projects but it’s too soon to tell at this point.

Where do you see / hope to see the sound of Drum and Bass evolving too in the next few years.

I really hope people stop pigeon-holing artists. It’s all about the shared love for the music and not about who makes what genre or not. In terms of the sound i think it will progress as it always has.

What is one tip you would like to give to aspiring Drum and Bass producers?

Try to have fun in the studio and everything else will fall into place naturally

Well thanks for stopping by, make sure to check out the INSANE mix by Mefjus on this weeks podcast if you havent yet, and leave a review on the podcast to tell us what you thought!


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Ephyum – Mystics // Ancestral
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Bad Syntax Tracklist

  1. Ephyum – Mystics [Abducted LTD – OUT NOW!]
  2. Redpill – Hazardous [Blackout]
  3. Mindscape – Meltdown [Eatbrain]
  4. The Prophecy & Kodin – Agastopia (Abis RMX) [Red Light]
  5. Tobax – The Reaper [Kill Tomorrow]
  6. Jahe – Prime Evil [Abducted LTD]
  7. Holotrope – Fight [Hoofbeats]
  8. Agressor Bunx & L 33 – Slammer [Eatbrain]
  9. Toronto is Broken – I Am [Viper]
  10. Current Value – Kalidescope [C4C]
  11. Jahe – Stepback [Abducted LTD]
  12. Agressor Bunx – Intension [Eatbrain]
  13. Holotrope – Izotope [Hoofbeats]
  14. Rido – Roll the Drums [Blackout]
  15. James Marvel – Antiks Theme [Lifestyle]
  16. Dose – Birth by Design [Abducted LTD]
  17. Redpill – Get on It [Blackout]
  18. S9 – Give ita Crack [Titan]
  19. Mindscape – Burner [Eatbrain]
  20. Cyantific ft DC Breaks – More Than Human [Viper]
  21. DC Breaks ft Nuklear – Dead or Alive (Jahe RMX) [dub]
  22. Bad Syntax & Pish Posh – Dark Planet [Abducted LTD]
  23. The Prophecy – Dead Frog (Maztek RMX) [Red Light]
  24. Toronto is Broken – What You Do With What You Have [Viper]
  25. Agressor Bunx & Kryptomedic – Hard Metal [Eatbrain]
  26. Prolix – Slob [Blackout]
  27. Jahe – Radiation [Abducted LTD]
  28. Mindscape ft Miss Trouble – Desert Storm [Eatbrain]
  29. Signs – Negative Contact [Trendkill]
  30. Emperor – Claws [Critical]
  31. Empire – Bluj [Lifestyle]
  32. Mystic State – Ground Zero [Addictive Behaviour]
  33. Insom – Purple Game [Abducted LTD]
  34. Toronto is Broken ft MZKA – Children [Viper]
  35. Mindscape – The Boogeyman [Eatbrain]
  36. Ephyum – Ancestra; [Abducted LTD – OUT NOW!]

This weeks “Bad Tunes”

  1. Ephyum – Mystics [Abducted LTD]
  2. Emperor – Claws [Critical]
  3. North Base – Snout [Mainframe]
  4. Cyantific ft DC Breaks – More Than Human [Viper]
  5. Rido – The Journey [Blackout]
  6. S9 – Aperature [Titan]
  7. Tobax – The Reaper [Kill Tomorrow]
  8. Agressor Bunx – Massacre [Eatbrain]
  9. Instinkt & Humanon – Katana [C4C]
  10. Holotrope – Fight [Hoofbeats]

Mefjus Tracklist

  1. Mefjus – Manifest [VISION]
  2. Mefjus – Sleazebag [VISION]
  3. Mefjus – Uneasy [VISION]
  4. Mefjus – Physically [VISION]
  5. Mefjus – Work It [VISION]
  6. Mefjus – Fractured [VISION]
  7. Mefjus – Together [VISION]
  8. Mefjus – Divergence [VISION]
  9. Mefjus – Sinkhole [VISION]
  10. Mefjus – If I Could [VISION]
  11. Mefjus – Ringshifter [VISION]
  12. Mefjus – Pivot [VISION]
  13. Mefjus – Muskox [VISION]
  14. Mefjus – Volition [VISION]
  15. Mefjus – Assembler [VISION]
  16. Mefjus – The Sirens [VISION]

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I have been promoting / involving myself with Drum and Bass in some way shape or form since about 1999. I recently started a solo project for production / DJing called Bad Syntax. I am the H.N.I.C. of Abducted LTD. I threw one of the longest running Drum and Bass weeklies in Florida called Protocol in the early/mid 2000's and really have never stopped pushing artists and sounds in the dnb community.

I live, breathe, eat and sleep Drum & Bass. I hope we can help expose the world to some amazing music through this awesome new site! Make sure to check out my weekly podcast on itunes: by Clicking Here

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