Archive for the ‘Instra:mental’ Category

Actress – Harrier ATK

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Out on Instra:mental’s Non Plus label:

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SCB podcast for XLR8R

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Recommended listening: Paul Rose aka Scuba aka SCB with this killer mix featuring cuts by Jon Convex for 3024, Instra:mental and more: download it here

Instra:Mental RA Podcast

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Hot on the heels of their debut album Resolution 653, Instra:Mental mix up a selection of cuts new and old for the latest installment of Resident Advisor’s legendary series of podcasts. Download it here.

As RA’s Richard Carnes pointed out at the beginning of last year, Alex Green and Damon Kirkham, AKA Instra:mental, have been responsible for some of the most exciting drum & bass of recent vintage. Teaming up with dBridge, they’re responsible for the Autonomic sound, an open-ended approach that has taken in a celebrated podcast, a revered mix for fabric and a club brand that is now getting booked around the world. Nowadays, though, they’re interested in creating just about anything but: electro, techno, dubstep and anything that defies description is what you’ll find on their new album, Resolution 653. As the world of electronic music seems more open to eclecticism than just about any time in memory, it’s clear that things are only going to get bigger for the duo.

INSTRA:MENTAL ALBUM SAMPLER

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Instra:mental leaked two tunes to anticipate their long-awaited album Resolution 365, dropping March 21st. Listen to Thomp / When I dip below:

Instra:mental Resolution 653 LP Sampler ‘Thomp’ / ‘When I Dip’ [NONPLUS013] by stholdings

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Full tracklisting below:

01. Sun Rec
02. User
03. 8
04. Waterfalls
05. Aggro Acid
06. Arc
07. Love Arp
08. Thomp
09. Talkin’ Mono
10. Rift Zone
11. Plok
12. Delta Zone (advance)
13. Memory implant

FACT TALKS TO JON CONVEX

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Looking forward to hear Instra:Mental’s Drama’s solo material as Jon Convex. Tunes are forthcoming on 3024, Naked Lunch and Non Plus… Fact sat down with the man for a little Q&A… Read it here

MICKY [NAKEDLUNCH] MIX FOR FUTUREPROOFING

Sunday, February 20th, 2011


pic stolen from Sonic Router

Storming mix from [nakedlunch] head honcho Micky. Some of you might remember him as Pressure from the Redzone nights, others need no introduction at all. Tunes from Instra:mental (3024 cut!), Scuba, Joy Orbison, Addison Groove masterfully blended with classic cuts from Armando & Phuture… Instant Limited Addiction favorite!!! (yes that’s three exclamation marks).

Read the interview the Futureproofing guys conducted with the man and download the mix here:
http://ftrprf.blogspot.com/2011/02/nakedlunch.html

INTERVIEW WITH ALEX GREEN FROM INSTRA:MENTAL & NONPLUS+

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

As you might have read on these pages before, I’ve been a big fan of anything Instra:mental has released over the years. Phonica has the questions, Alex Green has the answers. Read them here.

On a side note: loving the sleeve design for their 12′s:

INSTRA:MENTAL MIX FOR FACT

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Posted about Instra:mental a couple of weeks ago. Today Fact Magazine has a guest mix up on their site. So if you liked what you heard last time around, I think right now is a good time to click the link below and indulge in some deep and dirty minimal business!

http://www.factmag.com/2010/06/14/fact-mix-158-instramental/

Instra:mental

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Instra:mental are Alex Green & Damon Kirkham. My initial introduction was through former Source Direct’s now defunct Demonic label in 2000 when they released the hard-as-nails Amen rinse out classic Boomer. Then it went quiet for a good few years before re-emerging in 2007 with a brand new sound, their trademark stripped down take on dnb that was a lot less in-your-face than their earlier outings (check Pacific Heights below for a taste). About as far removed from the stadium sound of a lot of the current dnb output their sound is deep, minimal and gloomy at its best. They release on their own Non Plus label and signed tracks by partner in sound dBridge, dubstep figurehead Skream and ASC. They’ve also had tunes on Apple Pips, Darkestral, dBridge’s Exit Records and on Naked Lunch (check the moody house sounds of Let’s Talk below). Next up is a collab between them, Skream and dBridge called Acacia Avenue b/w Detroid on Autonomic that is simply lethal! Anyway, I’ll let the music do the talking….

Instra:mental – Pacific Heights on Darkestral

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Instra:mental – Let’s Talk on Naked Lunch

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Instra:mental – Watching You on Non Plus

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This stripped down monster of a tune by Instra:mental, dBridge & Skream

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If you like what you just heard, I suggest you point your cursor here and download their Autonomic Podcasts right about now!