DJ Dara
Future Perfect

New York based DJ Dara is a figurehead for the American drum 'n' bass scene. He's produced original tracks and remixes, hosted radio shows, and is part owner of the Breakbeat Science store in Manhattan. While Dara may be a leader in the U.S, Future Perfect shows he must still look to the U.K. for the top-notch breaks that make up his style and has no time to wait for such heavy-hitters to appear stateside.

In the same style as Moby's "Go", Future Perfect opens with the melody from the Twin Peaks theme used in Teebee's "Blue Rose". From the start, Dara drops a furious and intense set with the aid of larger than life tunes such as Ink & Dylan's sample-heavy "Need You" and the hard snares of "Specialist" by Future Cut. He has successfully aimed for a set that intertwines the multi-dimensional sounds of the drum 'n' bass genre. (A note to the other DJ's that are sub-genre picky) the apocalyptic "Bleach" by Universal Project is a wicked tune however, 50 minutes worth of this dooming tech-step style will throw your crowd into meltdown mode. If you'd like to avoid a nuclear winter, emulate Dara and create an exploration of your genre. You can keep your set interesting by fusing the storming darkness of Decoder with the funky classic sounds of Skeptic or the more vocal tracks by artists such as Kosheen. -Justin Hardison

1. "Blue Rose" - Teebee
2. "Defender!" - Nico & Rukkus
3. "Bleach" - Univeral Defender
4. "Specialist" - Future Cut
5. " Hord 39" - Decoder
6. "Altitude" - Stakka, Skynet, & Friction
7. "Tell Me" - J-Majik
8. "Tear" - Skeptic
9. "Icon" -Decoder & Substance
10. "2000/2000" - EBK
11. "Kali Kurse" - Dylan & Ink
12. "Traction" - N-Code
13. "What's The Story" - High Contrast
14. "(Slip and Slide) Suicide" - Kosheen

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