Sad news today out of New Zealand, Jonny Beck from the high praised production duo Cern, has passed away.
2008 was a real breakout year for Cern after a number of prized tracks released on various Triple Vision in-house labels. Their latest on Syndrome Audio ('Voodooguru' b/w 'Tense Passed') was exceptional, drawing stunning comparrison to the early work of Ed Rush & Optical on Virus.
This is a great loss for dnb and humanity itself. He will be sorely missed.
For highlights from the Cern catalogue, check this mix done alongside Bulletproof on Bullet Time Radio in April.
1- Bulletroof Gridlok & Mc Dino - Desperate Measures - [Cyanide]
2- Bulletproof - Submission - [Reegade Hardware]
3- Bulletproof & Teknik - Visions
4- Teknik & Menace - Guilty as charged [Renegade Hardware]
5- Catacomb - The Zodiac (Misanthrop Remix) [Syndrome Audio]
6- Apex - Emo Funk [Cyanide]
7- Nphonix - SpaceCraft [Cyanide]
8- Break - No Going back [Revolution]
9- Bulletproof - The Nephilim (Kemal & Rob Data Remix) [Cyanide]
10 - Misanthrop - Viperfish [Subtitles]
11 - Dose & Menace - Pick Up [Commercial Suicide]
12 - Infiltrata - 56 Fusion [Infiltrata]
13 - Spor Ewun & The Upbeats - A-TOWN [Non Vogue]
14 - Gridlok & Mayhem - Untitled [Project51]
Cern in the mix.
1- Cern - Untitled [Unsigned]
2- Cern - Juggernaught w/ Loxy [TBC]
3- Cern - Dark Before Dawn [Cylon]
4- Cern - December [Basswerk]
5- Cern - Lucid State [Critical]
6- Cern - For Manaia [Revolution]
7- Cern - Eye Dream [TBC]
8- Cern - Dirt Bag [Unsigned]
9- Cern - Through Your Eyes [TBC]
10- Cern - The Blood Moon [Smptm]
11- Cern - Satellites (Phace Remix) [Syndrome Audio]
12- Cern - Salvador [Unsigned]
13- Cern - Down and Out [Unsigned]
14- Cern - Wasabi w/ Teknik [TBC]
15- Cern - Lock Stock [Roll]
16- Cern - Tense Passed (Chook Remix) [Smptm]
17- Cern - Satellites [Smptm]
18- Cern - Godsong [Deep Soul Music]
19- Cern - Non Fiction [Unsigned]
And finally, this interview from Serious Buisness TV in 2007.