Truancy Volume 183: Ahadadream

A few months ago we asked some questions to London-based producer and DJ, Ahadadream, just as he got set to drop the second release on his own label More Time. We discussed his inspirations and mantras, his dream Boiler Room lineup and how he went about producing the tracks for that very second EP. Titled Movements, we described it as a four-track monster brimming with nervous energy, and a hefty release of no-nonsense club music that thrived off the pulsating drums of his own heritage. As well as More Time, Ahad works at Boiler Room and has also spent the last two years running ‘Ahadadream Presents’, a night showcasing some of the best from the UK, with people like Novelist, DJ Q, Funkystepz and Flava D all having played in the past. An interview didn’t seem quite enough of a spotlight for an emerging DJ on the rise, so without much hesitation, we asked if he’d be interested in contributing to our Truancy Volume series in the coming months. Heavily inspired by percussive UK funky rhythms, the mix provides some serious extra energy, drawing for afrobeat and dancehall cuts alongside club anthems from A$AP Ferg and Alex Coulton. Here’s what he had to say on the mix.

“An hour full of percussion which has directly influenced my productions and tracks that have played a recurring, vital part in my sets for the last few years. I tried not to just pack this full of new dubs and exclusives but instead create a reflection of myself as an artist which will stand the test of time and stay true to me over a long period of time.”


South Rakkas Crew – Bionic Ras Riddim
Louie Vega, Cerrone – Love Ritual (Instrumental Mix)
DJ Spoko & DJ Mujava – War Temple
XXXY – Think Twice
Bamao Yende – Kaba Uchi
Paul Marmota – Registro
Bryte – I Like Your Girlfriend
NPLGNN – Variance II
Dorian Concept – Draft Culture
A$AP Ferg – Shabba Remix (feat. Shabba Ranks, Migos & Busta Rhymes)
Bleaker – Jam
Scratcha DVA, Killa P, Sinjin Hawke, Zora Jones – Bussgun
Major Notes – Abotia Riddim
Funkystepz – Fuller Rev VIP
Ahadadream – Bamboo Riddim
Apster & Bassjackers – Klambu
Superficie – Dengue Drums
Bakongo – Grind
Ahadadream – Dhol
DJ Missdevana – Come Back 2017
De Grandi – 94120 Groove
Zed Bias x Trigganom – Real Ryder
DJ Nervoso – Vuto
Ahadadream – Little Pakistani Boy
Blacksea Não Maya – Batindongoo
Alex Coulton – Bleep Sequence
Andy Jay & S-Tee – Tutti Frutti feat. Big Rob (Instrumental)
Quest?onmarc – Walk 4 Me

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