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The 40th release from the Direct Recordings camp is a collaboration between AKAS & DJ Ollie, two names entrenched in the drum & bass scene and who’s careers have followed a similar trajectory throughout the years, although not necessarily the same path.

Both artists have been friends for near on 2 decades, but surprisingly, until now, they’ve never worked on a track together until now…

Fingers crossed this is the first of many from this duo as they obviously have chemistry in the studio!!

AKAS may be a new name to a lot of people, but to those in the know, way back when, he was the guy that gave many a household D&B name their early releases on his Talkin’ Beatz imprint. Under various artist alias’ he’s recorded music for Viper, Technique, Monstacat, Frequency, C.I.A, Dynamic Audio, and had tracks on Hospital, UKF & Innovation compilation albums. Recently he’s collaborated on as yet unreleased projects with DJ Limited & Danny Byrd. AKAS may be his new pseudonym, but he definitely has a proven track record.

DJ Ollie’s work in the scene is extensive, with a drum and bass history that includes promoting internationally renowned events, a DJ career that stretches back to the mid 90’s, radio presenting, running record labels, putting together compilation album projects, even working behind the counter of a pioneering D&B record shop… Which is where he first crossed paths with AKAS!

10% Off Evermix4 DJ Recorder

I purchased myself an EvermixBox4 as the UK went into lockdown in order to have crystal clear audio coming from my turntables & out into the world on my Facebook live streams. Honestly I’ve been well happy with this little box of tricks! As such I’d like to offer you 10% OFF your purchase

Use this referral link to get your discount ⇨ http://evermix.refr.cc/djollie

The pocket-sized EvermixBox4 plugs into the back of your mixer and into your iPhone / iPod touch / iPad / Android smartphone, where the Evermix App allows you to record the set in super high quality. After your set, share to Mixcloud + Soundcloud or save to cloud storage locations such as iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive. 

Carry case & cables included


+ Record your DJ sets and easily share with fans and listeners around the world on Mixcloud and Soundcloud at the press of a button

+ Professional standard audio straight to your Android or iOS smartphone – the one thing that’s always with you

+ Super-portable design (85g) made from durable high-grade aluminium – fits in your pocket and built to withstand the stresses of the DJ Booth

+ Easy ‘plug in and play’ system lets you set up in seconds – no messing about before you take to the stage

+ Self-attenuation software to limit the peaks and stop your recording clipping – never lose a set to distortion

+ Livestream your performances on Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, and most other leading streaming apps to get your skills seen

+ Edit your set in the free Evermix App

+ Capable of four channel ‘crowd capture’ recording to bring your listeners closer to the action by hooking up an external mic

Win Tranzmission Festival Tickets

Tranzmission, the hottest Drum & Bass, Old Skool & Garage Festival in London, is back for 2020! I have a pair of tickets to give away, enter below for your chance to be at what is likely to be the ONLY summer festival in capital this year!


Unfortunately, this event has been postponed until next year, see the full statement on the official Tranzmission website for details https://tranzmission.london 😕

I will send out the exclusive mix to all of you that entered over the next few days & will aim to re-run this competition again next year when we can hopefully start going to some proper events again.



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  1. You must enter all details in order for your entry to be valid
  2. Only open to people aged 18 or over at the time of the event
  3. All entrants must be able to attend the event on Sun 6th Sept 2020
  4. Winner will be selected at random & notified by email on 01/09/2020
  5. DJ Mix will be emailed to all entrants on the competition cut off date
  6. Tickets are non transferrable & no cash alternative will be offered
  7. Event entry as per the promoters terms https://tranzmission.london/ticket-terms/
  8. By entering this competition you agree for your data to be used by DJ Ollie & Tranzmission / Slammin Events for relevant marketing & promotion
  9. GDPR compliant: All data will be secure & not shared to any 3rd parties. You can opt out at any time using the unsubscribe link in any emails you are sent