Happy Monday, y’all! I am BEYOND excited to get you this week’s mix! I hope you’re ready to get dark and moody with your dnb today. Having finally wrapped up the holiday weekend excitement that ultimately lead to days worth of sleep deprivation and indulgence, I was extremely stoked to jam out with Aria’s mix.
We at NAPDNB were turned on to Aria a few weeks ago when brother What The Bleep posted the recording of Aria’s set from Bleep’s weekly event, Canopy Sessions at Roots Records. If you’ve been following Bleep’s newest venture, you may have also heard the melodic, warm Drum and Bass that captured our attention. Personally, with colder weather moving in, I’ve been on the hunt for the darker, but softer dnb mixes and this dove right to the heart of what I wanted. Soft dnb in this case should not be confused for lacking anything. I heard Aria refer to it as atmospheric, and that’s exactly it. Thick with layers of strings and flutes, bouncing between harmonic intervals make these tunes wrap around you like a well loved blanket. We are extra loved by Aria with this mix clocking in right around the hour and a half mark. I strongly suggest saving this one for a cozy evening (fire encouraged, but not required) with those you appreciate. Share the goodness, spread the love.
Photo credit: Kimberly Promenshenkel