State of Mind

Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, State of Mind are the duo of Stu Maxwell and Patrick Hawkins. They formed in 2005 and have released 4 studio albums and 1 live album.

The list of labels worked with reads like a who’s who of drum and bass. It includes Blackout, BSE, Universal, Uprising, Shogun, Project 51, Viper, Subtitles, Eatbrain, FATE, Bad Company, 31 Records, CIA and more. State of Mind are now signed to Black Sun Empire’s flagship ‘Blackout’ label.

Not content being mere producers, Star of Mind also run their own label SOM Music. With over 30 releases from a wide range of global artists, SOM Music is regarded as a label at the forefront of harder dab. It is distributed by Triple Vision and Rhythm Method.

Finally, State of Mind are well known as the former hosts of the hugely popular ‘Next Level’ 95BFM drum and bass show. It currently continues in podcast format.