Note: This mix originally had a wicked hip hop intro but unfortunately due to soundcloud's copyright filters it had to be removed! You can check out the original mix on mixcloud.
Quadrant and Iris aka Leigh and Karen Caplan are drum and bass producers based in Seattle. They have had releases on Metalheadz, Hospital, Avantgarde, Fokuz and Cliché Music. Releases on Dispatch (and Dispatch LTD), Commercial Suicide and Intrigue Music are on the way!
Leigh has been writing quality drum and bass for nearly a decade. From his humble origins as a hungry young producer in a Philadelphia basement, to his current status as a respected artist on the worldwide scene, the goal has always been the same: make music that he is proud to call his own.
Quadrant was originally a four-person collective, having gained modest notoriety for their bootleg of Faithless' 'Crazy English Summer'. Their debut release, 'Arachnid' came in 2005 on the legendary UK label Renegade Hardware. During the next year, they released three more tunes on Hardware, most notably 'Manipulated Living' on the Carpe Diem LP, a track that hasn't left many DJs' crates since. Following these initial successes was a highly respected slew of appearances on Triple Vision’s labels Citrus and Fokuz including the incredible Dermaphoria EP, showcasing dancefloor impact and melodic beauty– a rare combination in a genre that so often seems to favour one at the expense of the other.
Quadrant's transformation into a solo project has only served to increase the volume, quality, and focus of the music. It has also allowed for a wider variety of collaborations with artists from around the world; a co-production with like-minded producers Allied on Trust in Music, a killer remix swap with Italy's venerable Dabs on Citrus, and several works with fellow Seattle producers such as Homemade Weapons, Kid Hops and of course Iris.
Iris found electronic music at 13, when she first heard 'Insomnia' by Faithless on Seattle’s C89.5. Since then, her love affair with the music has only intensified as she has honed a diverse set of tastes and an equally exacting repertoire of skills behind the decks. Her journey has taken her from UK hard house, into the sounds of trance and progressive, finally culminating in her current focus of deep drum and bass.
Quadrant and Iris have been absolutely prolific with their collaborations. Their first tune, 'Anthropocene', was spotted immediately by Goldie and snapped up for the Metalheadz Genesis EP volume 4. Other collaborations with Kid Hops have been released on Hospital Recordings, Avantgarde, Fokuz and Cliché Music. Works for Dispatch, Intrigue, C.I.A and Commercial Suicide are also set for release, keep an eye on Quadrant and Iris' pages for more info (links below). With worldwide DJ support from the likes of Goldie, Nymfo, Ant TC1, Total Science, Klute, Dabs, Silent Witness, Survival, Ulterior Motive and State of Mind, this is a very exciting (and hectic!) time for Quadrant and Iris!
Macklemore - Make the Money - (Macklemore) (Cut due to soundcloud Link in description)
Loxy, Isotone - Ancients (Skeptical Remix) - (Cylon)
Other Echoes - First step - (Hospital)
Survival - Blue Sky - (Dispatch)
Halogenix - Up and Down - (Dispatch)
Om Unit - The Hand - (Metalheadz)
Homemade Weapons - Beowulf - (Free)
Stealth - Nanite - (Program)
Nymfo - Woodpecker - (Innerground)
Lynx - Therapy - (Warm Communications)
Nymfo - Trackball - (Innerground)
Frankee - Black Heart - (Ram)
Jubei & D bridge - Patience - (Metalheadz)
Enei & Emperor - Liberation - (Critical)
DLR, Hydro, Mako & Villem - The Formula - (Dispatch)
Ed.it - Defects - (Commercial Suicide)
Gerra & Stone - Tenfold - (Dispatch)
Kai - Clamped
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Need for Mirrors - Voltaire - (Commercial Suicide)
Quadrant, Kid Hops, Iris - Don’t Call it Anything - (Intrigue)
Fields, Hydro, Mako & Villem - Celestine - (Dispatch)
Halogenix - Take the Lead (ft. Zoe Klinck) - (Dispatch)
Red Army - Dybbuk Box (Nickelback Remix) - (Onset Audio)
Sleepwalkers - Om Unit - (Metalheadz)
Quadrant, Calculon, Homemade Weapons, Iris - Covalent - (Commercial Suicide)
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Total Science - Suspicious feat. Riya (Alix Perez remix) - (Shogun)
Quadrant, Homemade Weapons, Iris - Pembroke - (Intrigue)