Maddix presents: Rumble in the Jungle 2010

3 June 2010 - , , , , , ,

2009 Rumble in the Jungle DJ competition winner Maddix has shown us his highly technical skills live; now you will have the chance to hear for yourselves what had the competition judges so worked up.
Rumble in the Jungle Mixed by Maddix will feature a mix of 24 of the hottest tracks to have come from New Zealand producers over the last year as well as a host of exclusive tracks from both well established and up and coming artists.

The CD will be released along with digital versions of 7 Exclusive Rumble in the Jungle tracks, only available on this album. The digital release will be available late May from the following online, and

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Rumble in the Jungle TVNZ Review

25 May 2009 - , , , , ,

Joachim has once again reviewed a top quality NZ drum and bass album, with the Rumble in the Jungle : Mixed by Import CD getting the once over at the TVNZ website. Check it out

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Rumble In The Jungle 2009 (Mixed by DJ Import)

16 March 2009 - , , , , ,

Empathy Recordings in association with are pleased to announce the release of Rumble in the Jungle the CD, mixed by 2008 Rumble champion DJ Import. Part of Import’s prize pack was the opportunity to record his mix of the finest selection of Drum and Bass & Dubstep tracks from top local and international producers.

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Empathy Faction Mix

27 February 2008 - , , , ,

After a bit of an extended siesta, Empathy is back with a mix from Welly lads Faction. As most of you probably already know Faction is the production duo consisting of Jarred Baigent and James Knuckey. Both of whom have been producing for a few years now and at the end of 2005 started collaborating.

True to Factions style this mix explores the roots-dub influenced side of Drum & Bass. Containing some fresh NZ tunes and selections from Faction's own collection. We encourage y'all to check it out!

For more in depth info and to have a listen to Factions own productions, check

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New Empathy Recordings Kiwi Tunes Mix

15 August 2007 - , , , ,

Empathy Recordings have compiled a bunch of wicked tunes from our fair land, and one of the boys from Double Negative decided to mix them together. Click on more to see the tracklist and link.

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Rumble in the Jungle Mix CD by Mr Smith

28 June 2007 - , , , ,

Empathy Recordings in association with are pleased to announce the release of the Rumble in the Jungle CD mixed by Mr Smith. The concept was simple, the winner of the 2006 RITJ competition was to mix a hand picked selection of Drum and Bass tracks from select producers from NZ and abroad.

A born and bred Wellingtonian, It didnt take Mr Smith (aka Cole Smith) long to discover the local drum and bass culture and then catch the dj bug. After locking himself away in his bedroom fine tuning his dj skills, it was evident that Mr Smith had a natural talent for mixing drum and bass. The Rumble in the Jungle competition would prove that. After a series of heats, the final competition was very close coming down to three contestants - two from Auckland and Mr Smith from Wellington. A packed final saw some some slick mixing and a tough decision from the judges, with Mr Smith emerging as Rumble Champion 2006.

Recorded and mastered by the Empathy team the 'Rumble in the Jungle / Mr Smith Mix' is the premium live set from NZ's best. Featuring tracks by State of Mind, Concord Dawn, Psidream, Agent Alvin, Trei, Dose, Fanu, Nanotek, CMD, Bulletproof, Polarity, Pyro vs Jester, Organiks & Roye Darke.

We encourage you to check it out, get involved and support your local artists and talented dj's..

Available now from Real Groovy (Nationwide), Beat Merchants (Auckland) and Galaxy Records (Christchurch)

To purchase online go to:

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Empathy Digital, Cern

12 June 2007 - , , , , , ,

Since 2002 Cern have been djing and producing drum and bass, inspired by supporting some of the local and international acts for New Zealand drum and bass pioneers Subtronix and Cyanide.

2006 saw collaborations with Bulletproof, 'Rokhedz' and 'Red Mercury', and pushing the neurofunk sound by promoting visiting artists such as Mayhem, Noisia, Psidream and D Bridge.

2007 has been a productive year for Cern working on collaborations with New Zealand's finest up and coming producers Vanadis, Teknik, Menace and Dose.

''Ríse'' featuring Vanadis is a venture into the smoother side of drum and bass. A beautifully atmospheric tune with tight minimal drum programming and a underlying modulated bassline. Look out for the cheeky vocal and subtle brass stabs.

''Don't Know" is based around a vintage piano sample. Featuring smooth filtered reece bass parts, eerie keys and washy pads, This tune ties together nicely, Definatley a 5am in morning tune for all you djs out there.

Available from the following stores: and

For all empathy digital releases, use the keyword 'empathy digital'

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