State of Mind (band)

State of Mind is a New Zealand drum and bass duo consisting of Patrick Hawkins and Stuart Maxwell. Formed in 2002, the duo frequently record, and appear, alongside rapper and front-man MC Woody who also releases hip-hop with the group[1].[2]

State of Mind
OriginAuckland, New Zealand
GenresDrum and bass
Occupation(s)DJ, record producer, record label owner
Years active2002–present
LabelsBlackout & SOM Music
WebsiteState of Mind official website
MembersPatrick Hawkins
Stuart Maxwell
Andrew Woodcock

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.[3]

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.


  • 2006: Take Control (Uprising Records)
  • 2009: Faster Than Light (SOM Music)
  • 2011: Nil By Ear (SOM Music)
  • 2012: Live (SOM Music)
  • 2014: Eat the Rich (Blackout Music NL)
  • 2019: Land of the Blind (Blackout Music NL)


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