The drum and bass scene is looking strong. From the sweaty recesses of the grimiest jump-up raves to chart-topping, ad-soundtracking mainstream acceptance, 2015 has shown that this music has the full spectrum covered. And Technique Recordings, as always, has been up there at the forefront of the movement. This compilation, drawn from Technique's releases over the year, is here to confirm that point.
Hailing from Manchester, North Base is a UK-trio making waves in the Drum & Bass scene and beyond. With their debut EP on Viper VIP, North Base drops a diverse selection of tracks and BPM's showcasing their style from the opening rolling title track 'Polarity', to the rough and rugged sounds of 'What R U Doing?" featuring the legendary Ragga Twins.
Baileys Brown is a London born, Bristol raised producer whos roots are firmly placed in the Bristol Hip Hop scene and sound. Having helped forge the sound of the new wave of Bristol such as Split Prophets, Twizzy and Central Spillz, he has an incredible back catalogue of bangers.
Menu Music latest release comes from legend in the dance; Leeroy Thornhill. With a musical career spanning back to the early nineties starting out with The Prodigy then breaking out to an artists in his own right. Leeroy’s toured the world and seen it all.
Burn The House Down is without a doubt one Leeroy’s strongest releases to date. Fighting all pigeon hole accusations, BTHD crosses all styles with its feet firmly stomping on the dance floor with its quirky bass & crazy bleeps and beats.
The Sub Slayers Series compilations have been much talked about since launching in 2013 and this fourth one is set to keep those tongues wagging and those feet stomping.
Slayers bossman Jay Cunning takes to the helm for this multi tempo journey into some of the labels finest moments of 2015. Starting off at a blazing 140 beats per minute it’s not long till all cylinders are firing at 175 till we finish of in the 125 arena.
A fine selection of tunes showcasing the diversity and quality that’s kept Sub Slayers right up there with the best.
Fresh off of his epic USA tour, which included dates at Burning Man, Slake NYC, and more, break-beat stalwart Deekline (aka Nick Annand) readies his latest release on Gutter Gutter – a new imprint that has won over tastemakers from Annie Mac to MistaJam.
In case you don’t know, WAR is essentially the black ops division of Technique Recordings. The imprint only emerges from cover on rare occasions and, when it does, it always signals the delivery of a heavy payload of explosive dancefloor material. This particular mission demonstrates that the name Worldwide Audio Recordings is no idle boast. This unit has truly international credentials.
To say the Serial Killaz are legends in the Jungle/D&B scene would be a massive understatement. If you haven’t been off your nut while listening to these guys push the limits of the subs, well then turn up the volume, strap on the camo and get ready to throw them elbows.
We teamed up with the boys to release the Tarzan and Jane of Jungle comps. Over two full on mixes they take you on a journey of smoothed out ragga sounds, headbangin’ dirt and even some classic hip hop samples thrown in for good measure.
Earlier this year BMotion dropped 'Bear Hug / Vice City' on Viper Recordings. The single was met with a rapturous reception from both ravers and DJ's alike. Smashing out clubs from Cardiff to California, 'Bear Hug' was championed by luminaries such as Matrix & Futurebound, Brookes Brothers, Calyx & Teebee, Dimension, S.P.Y, ShockOne, Metrik, and Drumsound & Bassline Smith to name just a few.
Played by TC on Mistajam’s BBC Radio 1 show & Charlie Tee on Kiss FM
DJ Support - Fred V & Grafix, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Tantrum Desire, Roni Size, Mind Vortex, Maxim (The Prodigy), The Qemists, El Hornet (Pendulum) & many more