State of Mind (NZ drum & bass duo)

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Founded in 2002, State of Mind is the drum and bass duo from New Zealand of Patrick Hawkins and Stuart Maxwell.

The State of Mind discography includes labels such as Teebee's Subtitles Recordings, Total Science's CIA Recordings, DJ Friction's Shogun Audio, Concord Dawn's Uprising Records, Doc Scott's 31 Records, Bad Company's BC Presents & Black Sun Empire's Black Sun Empire Recordings. They are now signed exclusively to Blackout Music.

In 2007 State of Mind launched their own record label, SOM Music.

State of Mind were the hosts of the New Zealand radio station 95bfm drum and bass show "The Next Level".

State of Mind took out the "Breakthrough Artist" award and shared "Electronic Single of the Year" with Concord Dawn for the song "Aces High" at the 2006 bNet Awards. They have been nominated at the 2007 New Zealand Music Awards for "Best Electronic Album" for their debut LP Take Control and also the 2012 New Zealand Music Awards for "Best Electronic Album" with "Nil By Ear".

In March 2009 they released a second LP, Faster Than Light, featuring guest appearances from New Zealand artists PNC and Tiki Taane.

In April 2011, their album "Nil By Ear" was released with 12 songs including their main 3 singles which include Return Of The Prophet which features PNC.

In April 2014, their fourth studio album entitled "Eat the Rich" was released on Blackout Music. The release won the 'Album of the Year' at the Drum & Bass Arena awards in the UK.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Take Control State of Mind 2
2009 Faster Than Light State of Mind 2
2011 Nil by Ear State of Mind 2
2014 Eat the Rich State of Mind 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Live! State of Mind 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Mind Slicer / Nations State of Mind 1
2005 Space Pigz / Chicago SKC / State of Mind 1
2006 The State of Mind Experience: Chapter 3 State of Mind 1
2006 Dune / Afterlife State of Mind 1
2006 Running Time / Snakecharmer State of Mind 1
2007 Deadzone / Real McCoy (Black Sun Empire remix) State of Mind 1
2007 True Stories / Lonely Planet State of Mind & TREi / State of Mind 2
2007 Love Sex Pain / Quantum Leap Phace & Mayhem / State of Mind 1
2007 Sunking (Chris.Su remix) / Rise & Fall State of Mind 1
2008 Hoodoo / Flawless State of Mind & Chris.Su 1
2008 Firing Squad (Skc remix) / Red Velvet VIP Black Sun Empire / State of Mind 1
2008 Without Light / Space Surfer State of Mind 1
2009 Division Ten / Flawless (Sigma remix) State of Mind & Chris.Su 1
2010 Universe / Turning Point State of Mind / Hooves 1
2010 Krueger / Space Chase State of Mind 1
2011 Quasars / Bad Virus State of Mind / Telekinesis 1
2011 Ronald Reagan / Pitch Dryfter State of Mind / State of Mind & Black Sun Empire 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Back to the Jungle State of Mind 1
2015 Until the World Ends Black Sun Empire & State of Mind 1

EP + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Nil by Ear: Remixes State of Mind 1

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