Neana Mix For The Astral Plane (plus Favorite Drum Tracks)

neana art FINALDrum tracks are simultaneously primitive and futuristic, drawing on both history and an admirable refusal to kowtow to the past. Modern drum tracks often utilize breaks that are decades old, but sound like nothing ever heard before. Over the past few years, labels like Night Slugs, Hessle Audio and Keysound Recordings have been delving into the realm of drum tracks, their respective artists massaging the ‘nuum sounds of grime, jungle and techno into a whole new beast. Peverelist, Pearson Sound, Objekt and more have set the pace for this fresh, percussive sound, but lately a new crop of producers, Akito, Visionist and Helix to name a few, have taken the torch and ran with it. Today we’re focusing on London-based Neana who’s garnered quite a bit of attention in recent months as a constant fixture in Bok Bok’s Rinse.FM mixes.

Drawing on a wide range of influences including noise act the Fuck Buttons and jazz drummer Roy Brooks, Neana has honed his ultra-percussive sound through a series of bootlegs, taking on the likes of Kingdom, Dizzee Rascal and Kanye West. As for Neana’s guest mix, it’s a 45+ minute exhibition through kicks, snares and breakbeat science, broken up with Jersey club and ballroom. Neana draws from American and British producers equally, amalgamating the wildly popular sounds of London with the still relatively insular sounds of Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore and New Jersey. Check out and download the mix below and hit the jump for the track list and Neana’s favorite drum tracks. We bet they’ll surprise you in the best way possible.

Track List

E3 Night Flight – Logos

Ice Drop (Spha Remix) – Dj Lag

Love is Real (Trap Door Booty) – Jam City

Bloodlines – Rushmore

Through – Alex Deamonds

Luv Thang (Gang Fatale Bootleg) – Trap Door

Get It Girl (w synth) – Piri Piri

Chain – Moleskin

RZ-1 Jam – Dance System

Bells – Jam City

Reality Check – Dreams

Who-U-Wit – Deeon

Jansen (Dj Sliink rmx) – FBOM

Pumps (MikeQ Remix) – Imaabs

Spectral Evidence – Vissacoor

Earthquake – K Millz & Tokyo

Disk Error – ??

All Ends – Fraxinus

Tayco – Morgan Zarate

Taste The Rainbow – Kevin Jz Prodigy

Recluse (Georgia Girls Fuck Wit It) – Neana On The Trak

Harp Bell – Nguzunguzu

Lil Freak rmx – Dj K Dueces, Dj Tricks & Dj Problem

Werk This Krash – Vjuan Allure

Pussying Out (Demo 1) – Georgia Girls & Neana On The Trak

JJ aka Nasty rmx – TT Neana

500000000000000 Years (Georgia Girls Edit) – Jam City

Enemy Drumz – Kelela & Dj Master D

Total Crush – Neana On The Trak

Drive U Cray – Dj Uniique

Favorite Drum Tracks

DJ Rashad – “Twitter”

**0:48-1:00 !!!!!!1**

Spooky – “Pulse Eskimo 06”

Steve Poindexter – Work That Motherfucker

Roy Brooks – “Five For Max”

Fuck Buttons – “Ribs Out”


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