Download The Prototypes’ Three-Deck Mix For Going Quantum

Image via The Prototypes
Image via The Prototypes

One thing that was prevalent in the drum & bass scene was multiple-deck mixes. Well, it’s not like other genres don’t operate in that lane, but there’s something about three tunes spinning over 170BPM and blending perfectly that just works. DJs like Crissy Criss were masters at this, but over the last few years (save for Calyx & Teebee doing massive six-deck mixes), you heard less and less about multi-deck sets from dnb DJs, so the fact that The Prototypes‘ latest mix (for the Going Quantum podcast) was a three-deck number. While it’s only thirty minutes, they go in with their selection, dropping their own tunes alongside bits from Audio, Original Sin, TC, and SKisM. Just refreshing to hear these sounds bouncing off of each other in this manner.

Tracklist:

The Prototypes – Pale Blue Dot
Dimension – Crowd Reaction VIP
The Prototypes – Habitation VIP
Five Knives – Messin With My Mind (The Prototypes Remix)
Loadstar – Give It To Me (DC Breaks Remix)
Mind Vortex – Gravity
Audio – Head Room VIP
Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Phantasm
Hive – Neo (Audio Remix)
State Of Mind & Black Sun Empire – Unconcious
The Prototypes – Lights
Original Sin – Screamers
Tantrum Desire – Nightmare
The Prototypes – Abyss VIP
Skism – Elixir VIP
Wilkinson – Too Close (Frankee Remix)
KG – Woodblock Riddim
The Prototypes – Suffocate VIP
TC – Get Down Low
The Prototypes – Just Bounce

  • Erich Glogau

    Really? No mention of Andy C for 3 deck dnb dj’s??????????

    • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

      Does every dnb DJ doing three-deck mixes need to be mentioned in every post?

      • Erich Glogau

        Wasn’t looking to argue over something pretty insignificant. But not mentioning the Executioner over Crissy Criss is a kinda crazy to me.

        • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

          The reasoning is simple: Crissy Criss had a show on 1Xtra where he specifically branded a section where he’d do three-deck mixes. Three decks in thirty minutes, three decks in 15 minutes. This isn’t to slight, but it’s something that was out there on a regular basis. And it IS pretty insignificant… but you still chose to speak on it.

          • Erich Glogau

            I understand your reasoning, but, I disagree with it’s importance. Andy C’s importance in the scope of the DnB world and 3 deck mixing far outshines Crissy Criss’s. This is just my opinion, but this is your blog.

          • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

            “Far outshines?” Many of today’s dnb heads, the ones who live in the UK, might have heard more of Crissy Criss in the mix due to his stints on 1Xtra. Not sure if diminishing HIS importance, especially in branding that, makes sense.

            Also not sure why you’re still going on about this.

          • Erich Glogau

            It’s funny. I keep saying to myself I hope you don’t reply, so I won’t reply back! I honestly really appreciate your blog/site more then “others” because you also follow DnB and you guys actually know it’s history. (Your seem to love Dillinja just as much as me!) I am not trying to discount Crissy Criss in any way, shape or form. He is a great DJ. I am also not some old school heads who is stuck in the past. I think DnB right now is pretty awesome. I listen to mixes from http://www.bassblog.pro/ on a daily basis. Lets just say I got a little “fanboyish” before I had my morning coffee at work:)

          • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal
          • Erich Glogau

            And for your troubles:)

            http://dfwraveaudio.org/