Founded in 2004, State of Mind is the Drum and Bass duo from New Zealand of Patrick Hawkins and Stu Maxwell
Initially signed to Total Science's CIA label in 2005, the State of Mind discography has rapidly expanded to include labels such as, Teebee's Subtitles Records, Friction's Shogun with the massive Back to the Jungle EP, Futurebounds Viper label, Doc Scotts 31 Records, Bad Company, Obsessions & BSE Recordings, plus more. Watch this space.
In 2007 the lads decided to launch their own record label, SOM MUSIC. Representative of their own unique sound, the label has grown into a force within DnB. Recording artists include Black Sun Empire, Chris.Su, Axiom, Spinline, SOM, Sigma, Mindscape, Dose, NC17, Bulletproof and more.
State of Minds debut full length album TAKE CONTROL was released in 2006, available with in NZ and Australia through Uprising Records. For those of you overseas, it can be ordered from http://www.smokecds.com. It is also available from ITUNES NZ. The 2nd album "FASTER THAN LIGHT" was released in March 2009 to both critical and popular acclaim. It is one of only a handful of dance music cd's to succesfully break into the NZ top 40 charts. This success was followed up in April 2011 with 'Nil by Ear', an critically acclaimed album that reached number 5 on Itunes and number 11 on the NZ top 40.
State Of Mind were the former hosts of internationally successful 95BFM drum n bass show 'Next Level'. This show was one of the premier shows in the scene, and regularly hosted guest mixes from players at the top of the game. It is now back in handy podcast format.