Berlin based producer Amaning is appearing in Room Two under the Bukem In Session banner on the 28th September after signing some ‘under wraps’ material to Bukem's Goodlooking imprint. Having already released music on labels like Formation and Goldie’s Metalheadz imprint whilst running his own BIOS imprint, it marks a real recognition with Bukem having paved the way for the more musical side of drum & bass for the last however many years.
Ahead of his first gig on UK shores in three years, we caught up with Amaning so that he could better introduce himself and give us an insight into what we can expect from him next month through his Bukem In Session promo mix…
For those who may not be acquainted with your sound, can you introduce yourself?
Hi, I’m Amaning; DJ, producer and label owner of BIOS Recordings. I’ve seen releases on labels like Formation, Soul:r and Metalheadz to name but a few.
What have you been working on recently?
I have just released my new EP on Formation called O.S.T. and I am currently working on collaborations with Cern, Ed Oberon, Physics, Flaco & Smote plus I’m also working on my debut album.
How did you get involved with d&b?
I grew up in Kingston, Surrey and when I was about 17 I got a double tape deck ghetto blaster with radio for my birthday. That’s when I started to pick up some pirate stations like Don, Flex or Kool FM and started to make tapes. Just before I moved to Germany when I was 19 I started buying records, that’s when I started DJing...
How would you describe the music you make?
Hehe, I always have to remember Big Buds’ words when he described my sound: “musical d&b with balls." That kinda sums it up!
Can you tell us more about upcoming music from you?
I’ve got another collaboration with the female vocalist Greenlaw from Canada that will be featured on her new album. There’s also my album on Formation Records, who I’m signed with exclusively, but SS has been cool and let me sign a track with Good Looking and then there is another EP for Fokuz, plus some other bits and bobs here & there.
Ahead of your set here at the end of the month, when you'll be joining Bukem in Room 2, what can we expect from the night?
Well… since I haven’t played in the UK for the last 3 years, I’m going to come prepared with lots of fresh music some exclusive tracks from my album and some new collaborations. It should be a great night.
Amaning – Bukem In Session Mix
Nightshade – Brother (?)
NotioN ‐ Being with you (Clear Conceptions)
Amaning ‐ Maraka (BIOS)
Smote –Summertime (Innerground)
Furney ‐ Highway101 (Black Reflections Records)
Asides ‐ Travellin' Man (Worldwide)
Random Movement ‐ Boundary Lines (Intrigue)
Amaning ‐ Get Away (BIOS)
Submorphics ‐ Belgrade Nights (?)
Marky & S.P.Y. ft. RandomMovement ‐ Give Me Your Love (Innerground)
Amaning ‐ O.S.T. (Formation)
Amaning ‐ Cold Showdown (BIOS)
Submorphics ‐ Bullets over Broadway (Prestige Music)
Nightshade ‐ This Time (?)