AUDIO: BPM Smith
| Listen Now:
||BPM Smith, whose Downtempo Electronica and Drum
'N' Bass mixes have been broadcast on the WORD'N'BASS Show at 104.1 FM
in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2002, is also streamed live on the
Internet. He performs in the mix from 10 pm to 12 midnight PST on
Friday nights. Here is the real-time stream from the 104.1 FM studio,
which broadcasts 24/7.
| Sept. 19,
||BPM Smith often works Electronica artists into
the weekly WORD’N’BASS Show's Downtempo sets. In this mix, he lulls
listeners into a trancelike state with the dreamy atmospherics of Aaron
Sontag & Nica Brooke before turning to UK and European artists
who’ve defined the genre such as UNKLE, Röyksopp, Smith &
Mighty and Underworld, among others. As always, this set is served
chilled without editing of the original live broadcast.
| July 25,
||BPM Smith’s latest mix fuses global artists who
have been staples of the genre, from Scotland’s Boards of Canada to
British pioneers Cinematic Orchestra and Purple Penguin as well as
continental Europeans like St. Germaine, DJ Cam and Viva La Fete.
American duo Thunderball and a remix of Brazilian bossa nova singer
Astrud Gilberto switches up the vibe of this set, dedicated to
martini-drinking lounge lizards around the world and served chilled --
without editing of the original live broadcast.
| April 20,
||BPM Smith continued what's become an April 20th
tradition at WORD'N'BASS, digging deep into his shiny silver record
case to mix new and old artists for this year's special 420 Drum &
Bass set. After a Mode Mellow remix and eerie Candyman appearance, he
drops Klute, SKC, Photek and Nu: Tone, offsetting them with remixes of
BSE and Chris Su and crossed with spaced out effects throughout --
ideal for lighting up. As always this mix is "unfiltered," with no
editing from the original live broadcast.
||In a wide-ranging set that goes from the
uplifting beats of the Dub Pistols, Papa Byrd and Dub Congress to
ambient sounds from DJ Krush and Tarwater, BPM Smith churns out another
Downtempo set that will keep heads nodding for the full hour. Listen
close for his remixes of Plasticman and The Crystal Method.
| August 10,
||Don your aviator shades, tap the
cappuccino machine and cue up BPM Smith’s latest Downtempo and Electro
as he mixes organic, chilled out atmospherics and head-nodding beats.
From classic Neotropic, Rae & Christian and Laurent Garnier to
House/Electro staples like Jondi & Spesh, Gregory Tresher, Pole
Folder & CP and brand new DJ Hell, here BPM Smith churns out a mix
for party heads in need of a relaxing hour.
| April 20,
||Continuing the annual tradition here at
WORD'N'BASS, BPM Smith mixed a
special 420 Drum 'N' Bass set for DNB heads who are lighting up in
their silk smoker jackets and green tinted shades. After a Star
Encounters intro, BPM Smith keeps the beats slower than usual with
producers Flytronix, Electrosoul
System, D-Bridge, Calbre and some surprisingly chilled out Noisia --
against a backdrop of a DJ Hell interlude and spaced out
effects throughout. This set's dedicated to the Martians of Earth.
||As the clock approaches midnight, BPM Smith
cooks up a fresh set of
Drum 'N' Bass to properly ring in 2009. In this special New Years Eve
DNB mix, he merges Luke Slater's atmospherics with a white label DNB
before transitioning to today’s finest producers from the UK, Brazil
and Europe, including A-Sides, Koop and Chis Su, among others, followed
by the heavy bass bombs of
Calyx, Laroque and Vital Elements. As always, this set is organically
served, with no editing of the original mix performed live during the
| October 11,
||BPM Smith'S Downtempo
sets traditionally kick off the
WORD’N’BASS Show, broadcast in the San Francisco Bay
Area on 104.1 FM on Friday nights from 10:30 pm to 1 am. In this latest
focuses on veteran beat producers Tosca, DJ Cam, and Lemongrass as well
newly emerging artists like Idjut Boys
and De Spira who are helping
the lounge scene move in new directions. As always, this set is
served chilled -- with no editing of the original live broadcast.
| August 12,
Smith, who first hit the turntables in 2000 by mixing Downtempo and
broken beats, returns to his roots with a chilled out set during the
WORD‘N’BASS Show. Here he starts with Dub and Hip Hop producers like
Zeb, Thievery Corporation and Oakland’s own Trinidad before ratcheting
up the pacing to the smooth grooves of Ben Wa, Bjorn B and a spaced out
remix of Kruder & Dorfmeister, among others.
| June 22,
Smith enters the space age once again and cooks up his latest Drum 'N'
Bass mix. Here he remixes Star Trek Voices with Electrosoul System
during a dreamy intro, before dropping some fast and fluid bass bombs
with producers like Chis Su, Klute, Bad Robot, Calyx & Kontrol,
Total Science, and Noisia, among others. As always, this mix is 100%
organic, with no editing of the original live broadcast.
| April 20,
become a yearly tradition here at WORD’N’BASS to post a special 420
Drum ‘N’ Bass set and today’s no exception. BPM Smith makes a slow
take-off with Banco de Gaia before launching into the heavy bass
stratosphere with producers like Young Axe, Greg Packer, Kinetic and
longtime favorite Photek, among others. Also listen for some white
label surprises and a "Novocaine" chaser with John Rolodex &
| April 16,
basslines are low and the energy is high in this BPM Smith Downtempo
marks his traditional kick-off of the WORD’N’BASS Show. Hear chilled
out producers like The
Cinematic Orchestra, Jazzanova and UNCLE plus Electro pioneers
including Lorne, Midival Punditz,
Petersky and a remix of Neotropic in this session of slow cooking beats.
||In this latest Downtempo mix BPM Smith launches
the WORD’N’BASS Show with producers like Dragonfly, Plaid and West Side
Chemical while gradually bumping up the BPM to Electro and Breaks
artists Starkillers, Aphex Twin and DJ Icey. Watch for an appearance by
the legendary William S. Burroughs and get your latest taste of chilled
out beats while they’re hot.
||The Martians are coming! BPM Smith opened last
Friday's WORD'N'BASS Show
show by remixing a surprisingly jazzy track from longtime staple D.Kay,
then dropped a series of bass bombs with producers like BSE, Jade, Nu:
Tone, Noisia and Klute. Watch for intermittent spaced out effects
throughout this mix, plus Morphine’s spoken word transition cut to DNB
||It’s time to once again enter the chill out
chamber, where lounge lizards relax and bass heads settle into ambient
beats. Here BPM Smith mixes Downtempo staples such as Air, Kid Loco, A
Forest Mighty Black, Luke Slater, Voom Voom and Meat Beat Manifesto,
among others. As always, WORD’N’BASS.com presents this to you
organically mixed and served fresh, with no editing of the original
||In this latest mix, BPM Smith churns out a fast
and fluid DNB set that includes the latest breakthrough producers like
Trei and Psidream while giving a nod to longtime artists from the UK
such as Aphrodite and Klute. As always, this mix is presented
"unfiltered," served raw and unedited from the original live show.
| July 2,
||BPM Smith kicked off last Friday's
WORD'N'BASS Show with chilled out producers like Boards of Canada,
Tarwater and Tommy Guerro, then transitioned to the quicker beats of
Purple, Alchemy and Genetic to close out the set on a dreamy note. As
always, this set is presented without editing of the original live
| April 23,
||Last Friday night BPM Smith whipped out the
bass bombs to mark 420 with producers well known for emphasizing the
lows such as Skc, Calyx and DJ Fresh. Also watch for BPM Smith's remix
of Nu: Tone and a blunted track by A-Sides with MC Fats. Naturally, he
rounds off this extra long set with -- who else -- UK producer Big
Bud. This mix is presented "unfiltered," with no editing from the
original live broadcast.
| January 15,
||BPM Smith cooked up some Drum & Bass at the
104.1 FM studio during the Martin Luther King holiday weekend. Here he
remixes Sasha and Banco de Gaia during an ethereal intro, and follows
with producers like Scaler, Nu:Tone, Loxy & Ink, and Aphrodite.
Once again, this mix is organically prepared with no editing of the
original live broadcast. New set added on January 15, 2007.
||BPM Smith enters the chill out chamber in this
mix with hip hop producers like DJ Krush and Bomb the Bass, and slowly
raises the beats to Electro pioneers such as Moloko, Sasha and Laurent
Garnier. As always, this set is organically cooked without editing of
the original live broadcast. New mix added on November 12, 2006.
| October 1,
||In this set BPM Smith cooks up some white
labels, mixes them with tracks from producers like Cubix and J-Laze,
and simmers for one hour before toppping off the D&B smorgasborg
with some Total Science and another white label. This mix is presented
"unfiltered," with no editing from the original live broadcast. New mix
added on Oct. 1, 2006.
| August 14,
||BPM Smith cooks up another fast and fluid Drum
& Bass set to satisfy your appetite for beats. Taut with remixes of
new tracks from D Kay and A Sides, he also drops in some Klute, Big Bud
and AK 1200 that are the staples of every healthy D&B diet. As
always, this mix is presented "unfiltered," with no editing from the
original live broadcast. New set posted on Aug. 14, 2006.
| July 1, 2006:
||BPM Smith dropped bass bombs on the radio during
Fourth of July weekend, remixing tracks by Aquaski and D. Kay with High
Contrast and Klute standards. Look for unexpected vocal samples from
rock music notables Steven Tyler and John Cale cut to beats. Once
WORD'N'BASS.com brings you a raw set that's unedited from the original
live broadcast on July 1, 2006.
| May 19, 2006:
||BPM Smith, host of the WORD'N'BASS Show
broadcast in the San Francisco Bay Area on 104.1 FM, brings the fun
back to Drum & Bass with another woofer-rumbling set. Here he cooks
up fast and fluid beats with remixes of Nu: Tone, Vice Versa, the E-Z
Rollers and more. As always, this mix is presented "unfiltered," with
no editing from the original live broadcast on May 19, 2006.
| April 14,
||Drum & Bass is back in the house. BPM Smith
whips out the white labels, remixes tracks
by Chris Su and and Native Minds, then drops the bass
bombs with producers like Sonar and Raw Thang. This mix is presented
"unfiltered," with no editing from the original live broadcast on April
| January 27,
||BPM Smith also mixes Downtempo. In this set he
gradually lifts the BPMs from chill out producers like Peace Orchestra
and Boards of Canada to mid-paced Electro tracks from John Digweed and
others. This set is served raw, with no editing of the original live
broadcast on January 27, 2006.
| January 20,
||In this set BPM Smith mixes the newest tracks
from producers like Sonic and SKC with classic works from DJ Crystl and
Klute. This mix is presented "unfiltered," with no editing of the
original live broadcast on January 20, 2006.
||BPM Smith cooks up a Drum & Bass set that
typifies his “blunted” style, which has unconventional samples and is
heavy on remixes. There is no editing of the original live set that was
broadcast on May 27, 2005.
| Feb 11,
|| This unfiltered Drum & Bass mix has no
editing of levels, samples, or transitions from the original live
broadcast on February 11, 2005.