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Brownswood producer lays down epic freestyle set

East London's Simbad is a character who prefers to remain in the shadows.

Minds in the industry know him as one of the most gifted engineers out there and switched on lovers of bass from his many remixes and 2008's acclaimed LP 'Supersonic Revelation'.

Collaborator with Zed Bias, Phil Asher and Karizma, he's produced for Roots Manuva and a close affiliate of Gilles Peterson and his Brownswood label. Most recently he's remixed Deetron, Quantic and Cooly G and he's worked with Mala in Cuba. Chances are you've already got Simbad's gold-encrusted gems in your artillery and didn't even know it.

As a DJ, he's simply wicked. Embracing everything from classic rare groove and soul to Y3K funk, footwork and world music, his selection hinges on stone cold quality above all else.

Simbad, we salute you! He's laid us down a superb mixtape chocked full of unreleased (*) good shit. Tracklist below.

Malice & Mario Sweet - 'Interlude'
Wayne Snow - 'Blue Moon'
Chief - 'Count In'
Donny McCullough - 'From The Heart'
Pheeroan Aklaff - 'Fits Like A Glove'
Cheek - 'Venus (Pépé Bradock Remix)'
Aybee & Simbad - 'Fuck Ur Selfies' *
Clara Park - 'Uncertainty (Glenn Astro Remix)'
Deetron ft. Justin Chapman & Simbad - Strange Things (Simbad Remix)' *
Roots Manuva - 'Lock Away [prod. Simbad]' *
Kings - 'Minino Na Tchora (Dersu & Chi Coraçao Edit)'
Dukwa - 'Shoutin' Low'
Mr Raoul K - 'Enchained Tribe (Chapitre2)' *
Variete - 'Drumworks'
Ossie - 'HeartBeating (Heavenly Mix)'
Beesmunt Soundsystem - 'How I Wish'
Unknown - 'Humpin'
Zara  McFarlane - 'Move (Simbad Sonzeira VIP Mix)' *
The Range - 'Slow Build'
DNN - 'Eclipse Dub'
Uphigh Collective - 'Dealing (Alex Patchwork Remix)'
Machinedrum - 'SeeSea (DJ Rashad x Taso Remix)'
Antonio Adolfo - 'Transamazonica'
Father's Children - 'Who's Gonna Save the World'