New tune: Laws Of Nature

August 2nd, 2009

Laws Of Nature MP3 cover

Everything has gone a bit hectic here – we’re moving house in a few weeks, and our little one has just this week started crawling!

Anyway, here’s the first new tune in a few months. This one has been in the works for some time (delayed by house move stuff, mostly), and is intended to form part of my upcoming release on Echodub, due out sometime in the Autumn.

I guess “Laws Of Nature” is all about our own existence really – that many of us have come to see ourselves as somehow separate to “nature”, and that we think ideas like “conservation of nature” are the reserve of special interest groups, rather than about the preservation of that which literally allows us to live.

I’ve felt for a very long time now that we humans desperately need to recognise our place (and important role to play) within what we call “nature” and “ecosystems”. We are not outside of it – we belong to it as an integral part, and if we don’t take much better care of our home, we are basically finished.

I have a lot of faith that a radically different type of world is something we will, in time, manage to pull together and achieve – for the good of everybody. I hope I’ll be there to enjoy it, too!

Anyway, while watching a documentary about something-or-other, I found a great speech sample for this track, which happens to be bang in-line with my own philosophy on the matter – so that’s where the idea for this track came from.

As always, you can hear a full preview of it in the webplayer, on the Muteqx MySpace page, on Soundcloud, or you can download a medium quality MP3 for offline listening.

DJs, drop me an email if you’re interested in a 320 promo.

DubstepForum thread is here

2tek spring mix by arctic balance

April 24th, 2009

2tek spring mix by arctic balance

Here’s some techy garage inspired dubstep tunes skillfully mixed by Arctic Balance, including my track “Snap In Time” out on Insectmind.

Download from here, and here’s the tracklist:

01. chas10 feat merijn – sundays
02. muteqx – snap in time
03. skream – one for the heads who remember
04. kuma – dawn stepped outside (horsepower mk7 mix)
05. uberdog & kyma – keyboard gum
06. jori hulkkonen – versus
07. sharamji feat maggie horn – break your heart
08. synkro – you don’t know
09. djg – apophenia
10. kode9 – 2 far gone
11. pangaea – mosaix
12. toasty – the knowledge (untold remix)
13. joker – digidesign
14. jus wan – affletic
15. shed – another wedged chicken (martyn remix)
16. jinx in dub – 10 tone riddim (phaeleh remix)

It’s good to appear alongside Phaeleh again (even if at opposite ends of the mix) – I’ve never heard anything from him that I didn’t like (a lot)!

Also loving the sounds from Pangaea as ever!

This is a really slick mix – big up Arctic Balance every time!

Rhythmicon – Rain Falls and Thunder Rolls mix

April 20th, 2009

Rhythmicon included my track “Chronicles” in an atmospheric “headphone” style mix – check it out – this is some really tasty listening material!

Track listing:

DFRNT – Raining In The Streets
Flying Lotus – Tea Leaf Dancers (Sines Remix)
Hackman – Rag
Hard Reset – Overstanding
Max Ulis – Malaise (Cure Remix)
Submerse – Smitten
Kwality – Bi Polar
Muteqx – Chronicles
Breakage – Dharma [Digital Soundboy]
TMSV -Sentinelese
Indigo – Matter [Echodub]
X-Zero – Fluteyfull
Coleco – Moonlight
Sines – Test Four [Echodub]
Frozenspace – Tree Hopper
Omyiga – Eftirsj

New tune: My Psychosis

March 2nd, 2009

My Psychosis MP3 cover

A new month, a new tune!

“My Psychosis” is another introspective deep roller, combining serious low end, synths on sedatives and a liberal smattering of dub tomfoolery. I think it sits alongside Chronicles pretty nicely.

As usual, you can hear a full preview of it in the webplayer, on the Muteqx MySpace page, or you can download a medium quality MP3 for offline listening.

Funny how things happen sometimes – I’ve been working on several other tunes for a few weeks, and then this one came along and was written from start to finish in just over a day. I guess I just can’t help myself when it comes to working on new ideas while they’re still fresh!

All that remains for me to say is a huge thanks to those who heard the preview mix and chipped in with their suggestions – big up Katy, Cogidubnus and DFRNT, all of you, for helping me polish this one off nicely.

DJs, drop me an email if you’re interested in a 320 promo.

DubstepForum thread is here

Cogidubnus – “Wheels” mix

February 11th, 2009

ufoI’ve been really enjoying the Cogidubnus mixes of late, so thought it was time I gave them a mention here. Obviously some part of this is because he has been including my tracks in them, but overall, I still think they are at the most interesting end of the mixes that have been appearing on DubstepForum recently.

In fact, ironically, my favourite of his mixes so far doesn’t feature any of my tracks – check out the Voigt-Kampff mix here. No “aggro caveman step” for miles around – just deep tunes all the way through.

His latest “Wheels” mix features my “Chronicles” track. As I’ve come to expect by now from Cogidubnus, it’s a deep mix that takes you on a carefully planned journey through the mellower end of the dubstep spectrum. It’s well worth a download and listen from here.

Track listing:

Kaya Project – Hirajoshi
High Contrast – The Ghost of Jungle Past (Intro)
Subjazz – The Bigger the Woofer
16Bit – President of Europe
wAgAwAgA – Nagoya
FSTZ – Troostwood Blues
Orien – Broken Dreams
Joshua Black – Life
Silkie & Harry Craze – French Knickers
Mob Barley – Me I Am
Portishead – Western Eyes (The Widdler remix)
Tangka – Diamond Mine
Muteqx – Chronicles
Forensics – Exile (Phaeleh remix)
DLX – Matter of Fact (Breakage’s relatively speaking remix)
FSTZ – Tales of the I-Them
Synkro – Just to See Her
FBOM – Distance
Quantum Soul – Long Time (Ruckspin remix)
Liquid Stranger – Behind Your Ear
Boards of Canada – Constants are Changing
Future Sound of London – Newfoundland

New tune: Chronicles

January 31st, 2009

Chronicles Cover

I dunno… you wait two months for a new tune, and then two come at once!

“Chronicles” is my second tune finished this week. It’s a journey into the deeper side.

Updated Feb 3rd: You can now hear a full preview of it in the webplayer, on Soundcloud, on the Muteqx MySpace page, or you can download a medium quality MP3 for offline listening.

I hope you like it! Drop me an email if you are interested in a 320 promo.

DubstepForum thread is here

Update: The vocal sample in this track was sung by Katy Theodossiou, and is part of a sample pack by Digifish Music on The Freesound Project. Many thanks to them for the excellent vox!

New tune: Dark Chocolate

January 28th, 2009

Maisy surprised

Hey all, just a quick posting to say that my first track of 2009 is now finished!

“Dark Chocolate” is here to take you on a mellow 2-step tip, with tight drums interspersed between funky keys, soft pads and metallic technoid stabs.

Updated Feb 3rd: I decided I wasn’t totally happy with the mastering on this track, so re-did it today. You can now hear a full preview of it in the webplayer, on the Muteqx MySpace page, or you can download a medium quality MP3 for offline listening.

I think sometime soonish, this may well be part of my first release with the Echodub collective – who I’m just joining.

Maisy, our 20-week old daughter, sat on my lap for much of the writing and mixing of this track, so I thought it was time to introduce her! Ain’t she cute!

DubstepForum thread is here

New website and new release!

November 28th, 2008

Hello and welcome! Things are coming along nicely here at Muteqx towers!

Psychometry With the upcoming December 21st release of my track “Snap In Time” on the next Insectmind compilation, entitled “Psychometry – Notes from Christmas Island”, I decided it was also time for a proper website!

So here it is! I hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by. It’ll be shaping up a bit more over the coming weeks.

Much appreciation to Alex (DFRNT) over at SittingOvation for his review of “Snap In Time” – nice one!

Don’t forget to check out the tunes while you’re here! There’ll be more tracks on the way very soon!