Project Human is here so let the revolution begin. Dieselboy takes us back to the year 2002 in this 1 hour & 12 minute Drum N Bass mix we strongly suggest you take down with your morning coffee.
"Project Human was essentially the launch point for my drum and bass label Human Imprint (the name of the cd was meant to tie in with the label name). It was a culmination of what I had been trying to do conceptually over the past few years and really set the template for all future mix projects - Big, cinematic voiceover intros. Remixes done specifically for my mixes. Big big tunes. Music that I had a hand in. Around this time I had started to get serious with making music and had partnered up with my dear friend Chris “Kaos” Ritter. He is featured on quite a few of the tunes on here. The first 12” release on Human Imprint was the Stratus tune “You Must Follow” and this provided Chris and I a remix opportunity to get our production feet wet. This was followed by our remix of a hip-hop track I really enjoyed by Styles And Beyond called “Subculture”. Originally I had this track remixed by Dylan and Ink for this mix, but I wasn’t especially fond of their effort and they unfortunately refused to put any more work into it. This inspired me and Kaos to do our own take on it, which is what appears here. Pretty proud of the details in that one to be honest. Looking over the tracklist…there was just a lot of really cool stuff that came together for this mix. Lots of remixes of disco house tunes (Robbie Rivera, Funk Parlor, Billy Lo). Remixes of seminal Moving Shadow tunes (Quadrant 6, The Shadow). I helped create a short lived North American drum and bass production “supergroup” called Weapon that has two remixes on here. Such awesome memories working on those tunes. We were actually in the middle of the Reborn remix (one of my favorite personal projects) when 9/11 happened. Never forget indeed. The artwork on this release was handled by the amazing WeWorkForThem boys (Michael Young and Michael Cina). They used images from a photoshoot I did with famed photographers Kelly and Meyers. I asked WWFT to remove my mouth in the images so I resembled the faces from the Human Imprint logo. The voiceover for the intro was my first ever voice actor hire. Aaaand it was Don LaFontaine himself, the most legendary voice actor of all time (“The Voice Of God”). I remember when he sent me the DAT with his voiceover takes on it. I listened to it in headphones and literally got the chills. So fucking amazing. Unfortunately around the time I was working on this intro, another DJ (Bad Boy Bill) made an internet promo that was supposed to sound like a movie trailer. It used a couple of the exact lines from my Project Human intro by coincidence! So I had to go back and rewrite those lines and have Don re-record them. Sad to say the version of the script was better (and the sound quality on the voice takes were better) in the original. Oh well. Of all of the mixes I have released, Project Human has seemed to resonate with drum and bass fans the most. I am quite proud of it." - Deselboy
Dieselboy + Joshua Ryan - Genesis Optical + Ryme Tyme - Shapecharge Styles Of Beyond - Subculture (Dieselboy + Kaos VIP) The Funk Parlor - Something For The Dancefloor (Underfire Remix) Stratus - You Must Follow (Dieselboy + Kaos Remix) Stakka + Skynet + Friction - Altitude (Fierce + Ryme Tyme VIP) Dylan + DJ Ink - California Curse (Technical Itch Remix) Billy Lo - Carjacker (Ram Trilogy Remix) Robbie Rivera - Harder And Faster (Weapon Vs E-Sassin Remix) Kemal + Rob Data - Hostile Usual Suspects + Loxy - Stalker (Danny C Remix) Rob + Goldie - The Shadow (Hive VIP) Dom + Roland - Soundwall (Dom + Roland VIP) Dom + Optical - Quadrant 6 (E-Sassin VIP) Rascal + Klone - Terminal Velocity Technical Itch - Reborn (Weapon Remix) Bad Company - Mindgames Dieselboy + Joshua Ryan - Revelations