Instrumentally Challenged: Black & White


LABEL:  Torrentech
CAT:  TT033
RELEASE DATE:  June 12th, 2010
GENRE:  Drum n Bass / Big Beat / Downtempo


# Artist(‘s) Title Time Listen
1 Shivaxi – Insanity Rises 6:40 Insanity Rises
2 Shivaxi – Neural Network 3:22 Neural Network
3 Shivaxi – Countless Enemies 6:19 Countless Enemies
4 Shivaxi – Dodging Bullets 5:24 Dodging Bullets
5 Shivaxi – Exposing The Lie 6:44 Exposing The Lie
6 Shivaxi – Inside Mind 6:27 Inside Mind
7 Shivaxi – Miranda’s Token 6:04 Miranda’s Token
8 Shivaxi – Timeless Sun 6:15 Timeless Sun
9 Shivaxi – Forest Rays 5:53 Forest Rays
10 Shivaxi – Planets Aflame 6:31 Planets Aflame
11 Shivaxi – Beyond Space 5:14 Beyond Space
12 Bop – Enjoy The Moment (Shivaxi Remix) 5:50 Enjoy The Moment (Shivaxi Remix)
13 Shivaxi – Nothing Left (Feat. Transycom) 7:08 Nothing Left (Feat. Transycom)
14 Shivaxi – My Red Planet 6:14 My Red Planet
15 Shivaxi – Universe Complex 6:04 Universe Complex
16 Shivaxi – Power Loss 5:30 Power Loss


Additional Info



Old school drum & bass listeners will love the classic sound on the debut album by Shivaxi. After several good listens I can only say it’s a hell of a good start for this young producer. There are two faces of Instrumentally Challenged: Black & White, successfully depicting the feel you get while listening, and showing the way Shivaxi is seeing darker and lighter moods of dnb. It’s not much of experimentation, but what’s good about this album is that it’s really the definition of drum & bass, and it’s always good to explore the roots.

Message from author:

Big ups to everyone who supported me throughout the years with my music creation. I probably wouldn’t of released this without everyone irking me to finally release something. This is a compilation of many different tunes I have done over the years, starting back in 2006 when I was 15, to now in 2010, which I am now 18 going on 19 in about a month. I chose the name Instrumentally Challenged because it’s true. I can sorta play the piano, and kind of the drums, but that’s about it. And everything you hear in this album was digitally composed via Reason 4.

I first got into Drum & Bass when I was 14 by my friend Evan, and the first thing I ever heard was The Tide by Noisia. I was instantly hooked. Then next year in school, my Social Studies teacher Mr. Epstein showed me Reason, and taught me how to use it. Ever since then, I’ve been making music non-stop.

I certainly hope to have more releases in the future, and hopefully this release will get me out into the scene more, as I’m kind of unknown by like 99% of the DnB scene =P. Big thanx again to everyone who supported me, and I hope you enjoy this album as much as I did making it =)

Torrenttech Release Post


Buy & Download


You can download the album for free via one of the mirrors below:

Mirror 1 – (FLAC)
Mirror 2 – (FLAC)

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DnBHeaven (WAV / MP3)