State of Mind (band)

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State of Mind
Origin New Zealand
Genres Drum and bass
Occupations DJ, record producer, record label owner
Years active 2002 - present
Labels SOM Music
Website State of Mind official website
Members Patrick Hawkins, Stuart Maxwell

Founded in 2002, State of Mind is the drum and bass duo from New Zealand of Patrick Hawkins and Stuart Maxwell.[1]

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.

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

State of Mind are also 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 were nominated at the 2007 New Zealand Music Awards for "Best Electronic Album" for their debut LP Take Control.

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

They have also released a remix of Shapeshifter's Dutchies.

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.[2]


  1. ^ IMO Records "State of Mind Biography", IMO Records, Retrieved on 7 December 2011.
  2. ^ McCarten, Kate (7 April 2011). "State Of Mind - Nil By Ear Album Review - New Zealand Music Articles". Retrieved 27 April 2011. 

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