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Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


Old thread.
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What Is Drum & Bass?
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Drum & Bass (also known as DNB) is a subgenre of electronic music that came about in the UK in the 1990s as an evolution of another electronic music subgenre, "jungle music". DNB is usually categorized by fast tempos (BPMs of 160-180) and prominent sub-bass (bass at lower than normal frequencies that you can feel as well as hear), and many DNB tracks feature samples.

Here's an informative video about some key elements/history of DNB:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SaFTm2bcac

The Amen break isn't required to make DNB, but if you've heard music with it before (which you probably have at least sometime in the last 25 years or so, even if you weren't aware of it), you already have a pretty good idea of what DNB sounds like.

Auspex posted:

Generally drum and bass songs have a minute or so long intro building up to a drop where the bassline kicks in. Most tunes feature a breakdown and a second drop. There is a huge amount of energy in these drops and a DJs job is to keep building and releasing tension by controlling the flow of the drops and breakdowns while mixing from one tune to the next.
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What Does Drum & Bass Sound Like Today?
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The lighter side of DNB is referred to as "liquid" (Liquid Funk) and contains more layers of instrumentation. I suppose that darker DNB could also be liquid, but that's usually not the case.

Hospital Records, who have been around since 1996, is the biggest label on that front. Artists signed to Hospital include High Contrast, Danny Byrd, Cyantific, Nu:Tone, London Elektricity, Logistics, S.P.Y, Fred V & Grafix, Netsky, Metrik and more. Hospital hosts "Hospitality" live events, including some of the biggest drum & bass festivals in the world.

Some other notable liquid artists include D. Kay, Matrix + Futurebound, and Calibre.

Examples:

Cyantific - Don't Follow [ft. Diane Charlemange]
(off Cyantific's album "Ghetto Blaster")
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xATnABqp3M

Metrik - Chasing Sunrise
(off Metrik's album "Life/Thrills")
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBBly4My8p0

Logistics - Take Me To Another World [ft. Stella Attar]
(off Logistics' album "Electric Sun")
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NriCtl5Wf0

Fred V & Grafix - Comb Funk
(off Fred V & Grafix's album "Oxygen")
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anSpm13FTcs

Matrix & Futurebound - Fire [ft. Max Marshall] [Extended DJ Edit]
(off Matrix & Futurebound's "Fire" single)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aikWr4Vibig

On the darker, dirtier side of DNB are artists like Noisia, Dieselboy, Black Sun Empire, Calyx and Evol Intent. Darker DNB is usually more simplistic and focused on strictly drums and basslines rather than layers of instruments like liquid is (but not exclusively).

Examples:

Calyx & Teebee - Enygma
(off Calyx & Teebee's album "Anatomy")
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGwbLY-MazM

Dom & Roland - King of the Hustlers
(off Dom & Roland's album "Last Refuge of a Scoundrel")
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7yzvuK3Wcg

Dieselboy + Kaos - Barrier Break
(off Dieselboy's album "The Human Resource", as well as the Need For Speed: Most Wanted soundtrack)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzueWghQiRs

Noisia & The Upbeats - Dead Limit
(off Noisia & The Upbeats' "Dead Limit" EP)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz_OgmkbCXg

Artists that toe the line between liquid and dark DNB include TC, Pendulum, Delta Heavy and Sub Focus.

Examples:

TC - Storm Brew [ft. Stylo G] [Whiney Remix]
(off Hospital Records' "We Are 21" compilation)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMnFFGGjTzg

Pendulum - Blood Sugar
(off Pendulum's album "Hold Your Colour")
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26Rl096vMf0

Sub Focus - Last Jungle
(off Sub Focus' self-titled album)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDp7Znr8iRs

Delta Heavy - Tremors
(off Delta Heavy's album "Paradise Lost")
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fc5UMRMX8_U

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What Should I Start With If I Want To Get Into Drum & Bass?
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3/4/11 Update: The past few Fridays, we've been doing something in this thread called the "Friday 5", posting 5 tracks that fit with the chosen theme of the day. Anyone that posts in this thread can choose the theme, as long as it's one we're all in agreeance with.

Some Friday 5s we've already been through include: Old School Friday on page 24, an unthemed one (basically just favorite tracks in general) on page 25, Gateway 5 on page 26, and Favorite Producer Friday on page 28.

So if it's Friday, no one's chosen a theme yet and you have an idea for a theme, throw it out there! More than likely we'll all agree on it and start posting tracks in keeping with your theme.

This is a good way to get everyone in the thread familiar with our personal styles of choice, get someone to hear a favorite track of yours that they may have never heard before, introduce someone to drum & bass in general, etc.


5/23/11 Update: As part of our Friday 5 series, this past Friday we posted intros to/favorite tracks from various labels that we selected earlier in the week. I think the majority of the labels selected have been posted, but we've still had people posting theirs as of yesterday, so there may still be some coming in. The labels that have been covered so far include RAM Records, Hospital Records, Viper Recordings, Virus Recordings and more.

The posts start on page 37, and if you're looking to get into drum & bass, I highly recommend you read over them and listen to the various tracks posted in addition to the information provided in the OP. Many of the labels are frontrunners in the drum & bass scene, so you'll want to familiarize with them and the artists they have signed.

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Personally, I started with a couple compilations: Dieselboy's HUMAN Resource (which was odd because I ended up preferring liquid DNB to the dark/dirty stuff) and Tayla's Soul Survivors, a compilation from 2000 including some DNB pioneers, most of whom aren't as active anymore, like LTJ Bukem, Makoto and Future Engineers.

Really, it depends on what side of DNB you think you'll lean more towards. If you've listened to the examples I've posted in here, try to gauge what sounds most appealing to you. I'll recommend a few albums/mixes here:


High Contrast - Tough Guys Don't Dance: This is probably my most listened to DNB album. Every track is a banger in some way and the album has never gotten old for me despite listening to it since 2007 when it was released. To me, this is refined liquid DNB at its best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvmnYId1ckI

Sub Focus - Sub Focus: As a first album, this is a really killer effort. It isn't strictly drum & bass, as there are some tracks from other genres on it too, but the drum & bass tracks are the real standouts, I think.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziU0rc3-yU4

Pendulum - Hold Your Colour - This is one of the first few DNB albums I ever heard, and it's definitely one of my favorites. I don't think I could think of a better album to recommend someone interested in checking out drum & bass. It's a great showcase of the genre.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZR2p-DhSX4

Evol Intent - Era Of Diversion - These guys are a supergroup of sorts. Even though it's only 3 guys, each member has a different background and what they bring to the table across multiple genres is absolutely massive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrxQ_Suypns

Netsky - Netsky - Netsky burst onto the scene in '09 when he was signed to Hospital, and his first album (released on Hospital in 2010) quickly became one of my favorite DNB albums ever. Each time I listen to it, I never skip a track on it. Some are better than others, sure, but they're all great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCC_AvmHpR4

Dieselboy's The Destroyer mixes - 2 mixes (one from 2014 and one from 2017) which I believe showcase Dieselboy at his best, seamlessly mixing together some of the filthiest DNB you'll hear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xouOnHxYUw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJxKXOTNXjc

S.P.Y's BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mM03G5kJTg

Andy C's Ultra 2014 mix
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1yB5QV-mHU

The Hospital Records Podcast is a great way to get turned onto new tunes/artists. It usually comes out weekly, is usually an hour long or more and is usually hosted by Hospital Records co-owner and London Elektricity himself, Tony Colman. It's also fantastic to work out to!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IRiuLy0IW4
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Auspex posted:

How is DnB released?

Drum and bass is generally released in one of 3 ways.

Singles. These usually consist of two tracks, you can buy these on vinyl with one track per side and most come out on digital download as well. Sometimes you get vinyl only / digital only releases but this is mainly stuff from smaller record labels.

EPs. These are usually 4 tracks, again coming out on either 2x12" vinyls or digital release. Usually fairly hyped up by the labels.

Albums. These usually consist of around 12 tracks as you might expect from a normal album. Releases for these are a bit different though. Generally albums will get released on CD and digital download with all 12 tracks, but for the vinyl release usually 6 of the tracks will get selected to be pressed to vinyl. These will usually be the big dancefloor tracks of the album and sometimes you get a vinyl exclusive track. Extreme levels of hype from the labels.

Each release has its own "Catalogue number" from its record label which is really useful for tracking stuff down. For example, ram records releases all its singles with the catalogue number "RAMM###" where ### is the specific number of the release. A specific example is RAMM078 which is the Sub focus - Rock it/Follow the Light single. You get the idea. A great website for checking this stuff out is http://www.rolldabeats.com which is an encyclopedia of dance music releases, you can search by catalogue number, artist name, record label name, track name etc to find out whatever you might need to know.

Quite often DJs will hold on to tunes for quite a long time before releasing them so if you hear a song when you're out or on youtube and you cant find it to buy anywhere this is probably why. It's loving annoying for the rest of us small time DJs because by the time you can get your hands on a tune its already been rinsed for several months by the big boys.
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8/22/11 Update: Recently, I've been listening to the Liquid Drum & Bass station over at di.fm. They play nonstop massive tracks on there. If you aren't already a listener, I suggest you check it out! There's a standard drum & bass station on there, too.

di.fm has stations for just about every genre of electronic music. They've been around for years and constantly play quality tracks. If you're unfamiliar with it, it's definitely worth looking into.
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I'm sure even with all the material I have listed here, there's still a lot I left out. So go ahead and discuss!

Rageaholic Monkey fucked around with this message at May 31, 2017 around 06:31

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FeedbackBsr
Apr 26, 2007


Woo! Good to see a new thread.

Loving the new Noisia album currently.

Also going to make a repost on my mixhunt...if anyone has the mp3 set of Tech Itch @ Live Evil September 5th 2003, it would be greatly appreciated...

fenner
Oct 4, 2008


I love the lighter side here, so I'm going to list some of my favourite tracks, I think you will enojy.

Netsky - Memory Lane
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCPojiae2-Q

Sigma - Paint it black
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSadxp_IcRo

B-Complex - Beautiful Lies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhT_ntitSsk

Muffler - Pinball Fantasies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-ya7ZeS0uQ

Syncopix - Night Listener
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qwSeuvGP8Q

I think all of those are signed with Hospital Records.. Interesting. I guess hospital snap up all the decent lighter dnb artists, are there any other major labels?

fenner fucked around with this message at Apr 13, 2010 around 15:22

EMUpirate
Oct 30, 2002

Koo Koo Ka-Chaw Koo Koo Ka-Chaw


Thanks for the new thread Rageaholic Monkey! OP needs a little more info, but it's a great start! Just noticed last Jungle in the OP, love that tune!

I'm hooked on Spor's Overdue (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FACB8jh_T24) at the moment. For some reason I've really been into female vocals in my dnb lately.


fenner posted:

I think all of those are signed with Hospital Records.. Interesting. I guess hospital snap up all the decent lighter dnb artists, are there any other major labels?

In short, Hospital is the premier liquid funk (lighter style) dnb label. They also have a few sub-labels such as Med School and M*A*S*H. Other labels you might want to check out would be Breakbeat Science, RAM Records, and Metalheadz just to name a few.

EMUpirate fucked around with this message at Apr 13, 2010 around 15:32

chrix
Jan 3, 2004

AND I SAID
JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY


WHAT'S GOIN ON?


fenner posted:

I think all of those are signed with Hospital Records.. Interesting. I guess hospital snap up all the decent lighter dnb artists, are there any other major labels?

You should look into Shogun Audio. They sometimes ride the line between light and dark, but they have been doing some very big things lately:

Alix Perez - Contradictions (from the 1984 album)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG6cat6NXBg

Total Science & SPY - Above the Clouds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g8gd2Cwh48

Subwave - Think
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-DE80xgBJ0
Subwave is also featured on Hospital's "Future Sounds of Russia" album from last year

Spor - Aztec
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvSAG16oFAc

Icicle f/ Noisia - Driftwood
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4Wi4V1X3Mo
from their Cold Fear EP

SUBFRIES
Apr 10, 2008



EMUpirate posted:

In short, Hospital is the premier liquid funk (lighter style) dnb label. They also have a few sub-labels such as Med School and M*A*S*H. Other labels you might want to check out would be Breakbeat Science, RAM Records, and Metalheadz just to name a few.

Breakbeat Science is probably finished as a label, but if someone is looking for good CDs and singles from the past, yeah, I would seek out the BBS stuff. Used CD shops might be a good place to score the CDs.

A mention of Soul:R and V Recordings (they are slowly putting out new releases) would be good for the lighter fare.

Maybe a nod to the resurgence of minimal, namely the latest output on Critical Recordings and some of the stuff on Shogun Audio (which I have always viewed as a culmination of several sub-genres), and specifically artists like Rockwell, Sabre, some of Alix Perez's material, Icicle, Code 3 (e.g. Jubei, SP:MC and Danzou), hell, most of the stuff on Exit Recordings lately.

Also, I am a Commercial Suicide fan, great label to check out regularly. Almost at their 50th release, and I think Subtitles Recordings is up to about release 75.

SUBFRIES
Apr 10, 2008



Rageaholic Monkey posted:

Pendulum - Fasten Your Seatbelts
(off Pendulum's album "Hold Your Colour")
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UINhE8L1yXg

Sub Focus - Last Jungle
(off Sub Focus' self-titled album)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFdyfUgy9Cc

These two I would probably pull, for these reasons:

Pendulum - "Fasten Your Seatbelts" is a breakbeat tune (kind of tearout breaks, at that), tempo is about 132 BPM and not in the usual range of drum'n'bass (usually around 170 to 175 BPM, although the mid to late 0's stuff was sometimes in the 165 to 169 range, and earlier then that, it was 150 to 160).

Sub Focus - "Last Jungle" is like a throwback, retro tune, runs around 145 BPM. It has the feel and sound of old jungle, which has seen a little resurgence in the past year. A few other recent examples of this include:

Skream's "Burning Up" (link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi-4Fd187bs) on Digital Soundboy

Cluekid's "The Sound" (link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btRBJ6M0JVI) on Aquatic Labs

Goth Trad's remix of Skream & Cluekid's "Sandsnake" (link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJrLsr5aJys) on Disfigured Dubs

All of those artists are generally associated with dubstep, but they are exploring outside of the stereotypical definition of dubstep, in my opinion. And I am sure there are ton of artists doing this, that I am not even aware of.

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


EMUpirate posted:

Thanks for the new thread Rageaholic Monkey! OP needs a little more info, but it's a great start! Just noticed last Jungle in the OP, love that tune!

Any suggestions for what I should add to the OP?

I know one thing I forgot: As far as DNB mixes go, there are a ton of them out there, but here's a few I can recommend:

All the Hospital Records Podcasts. I've only heard a few of these myself, so I'm not really sure which one exactly to recommend first (maybe someone else here can help me out with this), but every one I've heard has been stellar.

Hospital Records' "Sick Music" - A really solid double-album full of mixes featuring Hospital artists, as well as up-and-coming DNB artists. The consensus in the last thread was that this mix is fantastic, and I agree. Definitely check this one out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKBrW5tqqH0

High Contrast's FabricLive25 Mix - High Contrast is one of my absolute favorites when it comes to DNB, mainly because of how well put together everything he comes out with is. The energy never stops flowing with this one. The end is arguably my favorite part, HC's track "Days Go By" (his version of Stevie Nicks' "Edge Of Seventeen"):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdLzEXoHXg0

feedtheid
Oct 17, 2006

we get it, you're too busy fellating Gabe to put yourself into someone else's shoes

Sick Music 2 has been leaked and is also killer. There are some craaaaaazy tracks. If you can track down and locate the bbc radio one essential mixes of pendulum (or you can ask me about them via AIM) they are both hugely hugely stellar.

High Contrast and Netsky are probably my favorite two artists currently producing, and if I recall both netsky and HC have releases slated for '10. If HC does anything close to Tough Guys Don't Dance (I don't care if you even like dnb get this album now) I will be blown away and so happy. Netsky has been pounding out great tracks for a while now, and Hospital's signing of him has gotta be a huge bonus.

You might recall earlier in the thread a 16bit remix of Noisia, which was ruinous. I'm a more liquid-minded guy, but after I linked the remix to a buddy he pointed me toward a 16bit single (dubstep, but dnb and 'step are pretty closely linked so why not). I was pleasantly suprised. I would also love to see that melody remixed into dnb.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1EwGeuLYJs

feedtheid fucked around with this message at Apr 13, 2010 around 16:59

Dell_Zincht
Nov 5, 2003

MITHTER MONEY IN THE BANK 2010


New thread - new tracks

Spor - Kingdom

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnuVnzLnYrY (This poo poo is loving nasty.)

Aaron Bond - Flux Capacitor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd8T-EBa2fU (Really dreamlike liquid DnB, been playing this a lot lately)

and....reposting Shock One's remix of Chicane's new single, 'Come Back' because it's a really nice remix.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cC_u1leULSw

Neurophonic
May 2, 2009


SUBFRIES posted:

Pendulum - "Fasten Your Seatbelts" is a breakbeat tune (kind of tearout breaks, at that), tempo is about 132 BPM and not in the usual range of drum'n'bass (usually around 170 to 175 BPM, although the mid to late 0's stuff was sometimes in the 165 to 169 range, and earlier then that, it was 150 to 160).

Sorry but if you're going to post any Pendulum tune, it has to be Voyager.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Y8uPuoZWE&fmt=18

Filth.


Whilst I'm on the older, darker flowing tunes vibe, these got some ridiculous rotation in their day:
Calyx - Illusions
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oU85vW_QZU

Corrupt Souls - Dropzone
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhSRNuOKKz0

Black Sun Empire - Arrakis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlLqfQ88Agw

State of Mind - Sunking
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ8Uh1dg1NQ

Black Sun Empire - Smoke (Sinthetix remix)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04I6ucQ5qtg

Signal to Noise - Nanobugs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7FNfsYjebE

Neurophonic fucked around with this message at Apr 13, 2010 around 23:41

wrok
Mar 24, 2006

by angerbotSD


Rageaholic Monkey posted:

Any suggestions for what I should add to the OP?

Bassdrive. You get quite a lot of exposure to what's new without ever leaving your mom's basement nerd cave.

FeedbackBsr posted:

Loving the new Noisia album currently.

Their album is good, but their somewhat recent Essential Mix is totally off the hook.

Paul Kersey
Oct 28, 2004



Hey guys. I'm looking to get into some more Drum & Bass. Would it be too much to ask for someone give me a top 10 list of what they think are the definitive Drum & Bass albums (if that's even possible)?

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


Paul Kersey posted:

Hey guys. I'm looking to get into some more Drum & Bass. Would it be too much to ask for someone give me a top 10 list of what they think are the definitive Drum & Bass albums (if that's even possible)?

Already listed 4 in my OP, but here, have another 6 in addition to those:

TC's Evolution
Tayla's Soul Survivors
Cyantific's Ghetto Blaster
Noisia's Split The Atom
DJ Fresh's Escape From Planet Monday
D.Kay's Individual Soul

Keep in mind that these are just a few DNB albums that I think are cohesive. This is also just one way of listening to drum and bass. There's a large percentage (I think larger than the percentage of albums) of singles/mixes, so just take this as an introduction.

Dell_Zincht
Nov 5, 2003

MITHTER MONEY IN THE BANK 2010


Paul Kersey posted:

Hey guys. I'm looking to get into some more Drum & Bass. Would it be too much to ask for someone give me a top 10 list of what they think are the definitive Drum & Bass albums (if that's even possible)?

There's too many different subgenres of DnB to compile such a list, plus everyone's tastes are different. Personally, i'd get Hold Your Colour by Pendulum and then branch out from there. As I posted in the old thread, Liquid DnB is pretty big at the moment and there's a LOT of it out there. As for compilations, get Nightlife 2 by Andy C. You won't regret it. His other Nightlife compilations are great as well, but Nightlife 2 has something for everyone.

EDIT - TC's Evolution is indeed, a killer album.

KcDohl
Jun 18, 2004
LORK ON TEH CLORF

Fun Shoe

the 90s loving owned

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqqDu3wULDM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJHRr_EqCu4

Doctor Londom
Feb 24, 2006
I'm gonna get to the bottom of this and I don't give a fuck if you're at the top.

KcDohl posted:

the 90s loving owned
drat right they did, who doesn't like some Stakka & Skynet, Ed Rush, Optical, or Matrix.


Some darker stuff of different varieties:

Corrupt Souls & HYX - 1138
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_doi6ZRTN8A

Kemal - Mutationz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QNjHVFyinM

Rregula & Dementia - Sludge Tunnel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSe5_uGQoaA

Chris.Su - Solaris VIP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEY6HVj5edw


There's some GOOD stuff in this thread so far. I'm especially a fan of Cyantific now.

Anything more along the lines of BSE, Corrupt Souls, Chris.Su, etc. would be amazing.

Doctor Londom fucked around with this message at Apr 14, 2010 around 08:09

SUBFRIES
Apr 10, 2008



Doctor Londom posted:

drat right they did, who doesn't like some Stakka & Skynet, Ed Rush, Optical, or Matrix.

All of them had excellent albums in the late 90s, early 2000 as well:

v/a (mostly Stakka & Skynet aliases) - 'Blazin' LP [Underfire]
v/a - 'Clockwork' LP [Underfire]
Ed Rush & Optical - 'Wormhole' LP [Virus]
Matrix - 'Sleepwalk' LP [Virus]

Also, the 'Platinum Breakz' LP on Metalheadz is great old stuff, as is Bad Company's first LP, 'Inside The Machine'. I liked their Digital Nation LP as well.

qwako
Sep 11, 2009


Some older stuff and "anthems"

Congo Natty - Under mi sensi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6-UTChtijQ

Shy fx - Original nuttah http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzbdBk6XQ6Y

Demolition Man - Fire http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COw2DOLL49I

Congo Natty - Junglist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL4GQ5H0lkc

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


That's another thing I didn't put in the OP, 90s DNB. Here's some to rectify that:

LTJ Bukem - Music: This one was also included in Tayla's Soul Survivors mix that I recommended earlier in the thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWR3HppFUxM


Roni Size & Reprazent - Trust Me: From their album New Forms, which is widely regarded to be one of the best DNB albums of the 90s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxeStgwA6gk

Goldie - Timeless: From his album Timeless, also one of the best DNB albums of the 90s, and considered by many to be the best DNB album ever. This is just half of the song because YouTube only allows 10 minutes, but you can get a sense of the scale of this track, even though it's only a preview of sorts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxbLIgQft_I


There's also the radio station MSX FM from Grand Theft Auto 3, which contained a pretty good mix of DNB/jungle tracks. This track's from 2001, but it's still got that older DNB style to it:

Omni Trio - First Contact
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJHK9WOSBTY

Rageaholic Monkey fucked around with this message at Apr 14, 2010 around 17:20

Lowbo
Jan 16, 2010


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JQGEVNebjs


Been really digging Instra:mental. The Autonomic podcasts are super good, and so is their Fabriclive mix

Lowbo fucked around with this message at Apr 14, 2010 around 20:49

Dramatika
Aug 1, 2002

THE BANK IS OPEN

Can anyone recommend some good mixes? I'm specifically looking for darker dirtier style stuff. I usually listen to dubstep, but I've always been a little interested in DnB, just never knew where to start.

chrix
Jan 3, 2004

AND I SAID
JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY


WHAT'S GOIN ON?


Dramatika posted:

Can anyone recommend some good mixes? I'm specifically looking for darker dirtier style stuff. I usually listen to dubstep, but I've always been a little interested in DnB, just never knew where to start.

It's been said before, but Pendulum, despite their "fall from DnB", used to do some really great DJ sets. Their essential mix is one of the first I got into and it's still great, even today.

http://www.breaksblog.biz/pendulum-...ial-mix-180905/

Also, every Dieselboy mix will cure that "hard and dirty" itch. Check out 6ixth Session, The Dungeonmaster's Guide, and Substance D. Some people scoff at BUYING actual DJ mixes, but Dieselboy's are definitely worth owning.

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


chrix posted:

Also, every Dieselboy mix will cure that "hard and dirty" itch. Check out 6ixth Session, The Dungeonmaster's Guide, and Substance D. Some people scoff at BUYING actual DJ mixes, but Dieselboy's are definitely worth owning.

This. Dramatika, if you want darker, harder stuff, this is where you need to look. Like I said, I started listening to DNB with Dieselboy's The HUMAN Resource, and I still consider it to be some of the best dark DNB. That and Substance D are good to start with.

I haven't listened to Dungeonmaster's Guide or 6th Session, but if they've got the same quality as HUMAN Resource and Substance D, hell, get 'em all.

Here's are some examples of what these mixes have in store for you:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtKxPc-an20
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3uMNlYua_k

Rageaholic Monkey fucked around with this message at Apr 14, 2010 around 21:50

butch thumperton
Jun 30, 2003


Dramatika posted:

Can anyone recommend some good mixes? I'm specifically looking for darker dirtier style stuff. I usually listen to dubstep, but I've always been a little interested in DnB, just never knew where to start.
Thirding the Dieselboy suggestion, also check out the Therapy Sessions mixes, any recorded Renegade Hardware sets you can find, and the Lifted Music podcasts.

edit: forgot about the Barcode Filthcasts and Dylan and Robyn Chaos' Freakshow podcasts which are also worth listening to if you like the really heavy side of drum and bass.

butch thumperton fucked around with this message at Apr 16, 2010 around 11:23

Neurophonic
May 2, 2009


butch thumperton posted:

Thirding the Dieselboy suggestion, also check out the Therapy Sessions mixes, any recorded Renegade Hardware sets you can find, and the Lifted Music podcasts.

edit: forgot about the Barcode Filthcasts and Dylan and Robyn Chaos' Freakshow podcasts which are also worth listening to if you like the really heavy side of drum and bass.

The Mechabyte Podcasts are sometimes a little hard to find, but they give a good flavour of the darker, heavier side of eastern European/Russian DnB, which is where an awful lot of talent seems to flow from. Very much a different sound to what you might hear out in a club with artists like Andy C headlining.

Dramatika
Aug 1, 2002

THE BANK IS OPEN

Thanks for the suggestions, I'll check them out as soon as I'm not relying on my phone for internet. I do like Dieselboy, but I've only heard one album, I think it was System Upgrade or something like that. I remember really liking the Stakka & Skynet tracks on there.

EMUpirate
Oct 30, 2002

Koo Koo Ka-Chaw Koo Koo Ka-Chaw


butch thumperton posted:

edit: forgot about the Barcode Filthcasts and Dylan and Robyn Chaos' Freakshow podcasts which are also worth listening to if you like the really heavy side of drum and bass.

I stopped listening to Filthcasts and blame my entire year of 2009 bad juju on Current Value and his "satanic military" snare drums.

SUBFRIES
Apr 10, 2008



Here is the mix I did for the DOA x UAF DJ Mix competition, that was due today:

STREAM: http://i.mixcloud.com/CSUt
DOWNLOAD: http://www.sendspace.com/file/3oro3l

TRACKLIST:
01. Trei - "Livewire" [SGN:LTD]
02. State Of Mind - "Wake Up Call - Awakening" [SOM Music]
03. Apex - "Same Old Blues" [Lifted Music]
04. Break feat. Kyo - "Last Chance (Remix)" [Symmetry]
05. The Qemests - "Your Revolution (Reso Remix)" [Ninja Tune]
06. Subscape - "Midnight" [Dub Police]

--
Also, maybe add a link to Roll Da Beats in the OP? It is a great resource for drum'n'bass discographies, can help you find new stuff to check out too, e.g. you like Stakka & Skynet, so you look them up and see that they also go by Kraken and Profound Noise, as well as other related artists:

http://www.rolldabeats.com

chrix
Jan 3, 2004

AND I SAID
JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY


WHAT'S GOIN ON?


SUBFRIES posted:

Here is the mix I did for the DOA x UAF DJ Mix competition, that was due today:

STREAM: http://i.mixcloud.com/CSUt
DOWNLOAD: http://www.sendspace.com/file/3oro3l

TRACKLIST:
01. Trei - "Livewire" [SGN:LTD]
02. State Of Mind - "Wake Up Call - Awakening" [SOM Music]
03. Apex - "Same Old Blues" [Lifted Music]
04. Break feat. Kyo - "Last Chance (Remix)" [Symmetry]
05. The Qemests - "Your Revolution (Reso Remix)" [Ninja Tune]
06. Subscape - "Midnight" [Dub Police]

I've checked out a few of your radio sets and enjoyed them, but this is definitely above and beyond. It's very technical and has a near-perfect flow. Great stuff man, hope you win it!

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


SUBFRIES posted:

Here is the mix I did for the DOA x UAF DJ Mix competition, that was due today:

STREAM: http://i.mixcloud.com/CSUt
DOWNLOAD: http://www.sendspace.com/file/3oro3l

TRACKLIST:
01. Trei - "Livewire" [SGN:LTD]
02. State Of Mind - "Wake Up Call - Awakening" [SOM Music]
03. Apex - "Same Old Blues" [Lifted Music]
04. Break feat. Kyo - "Last Chance (Remix)" [Symmetry]
05. The Qemests - "Your Revolution (Reso Remix)" [Ninja Tune]
06. Subscape - "Midnight" [Dub Police]

--
Also, maybe add a link to Roll Da Beats in the OP? It is a great resource for drum'n'bass discographies, can help you find new stuff to check out too, e.g. you like Stakka & Skynet, so you look them up and see that they also go by Kraken and Profound Noise, as well as other related artists:

http://www.rolldabeats.com

Done

Your mix is killer, by the way. You used some awesome tunes and the flow is incredible!

SUBFRIES
Apr 10, 2008



Thanks guys

I feel like I'm getting back in to form with DJing. I guess the main thing with this little mix (which a few friends are asking I make in to a full mix) versus the radio show sets is that I just wing it on the shows, where as this mix I worked out what I want to play and work out the mixes a bit before recording.

Symptomless Coma
Mar 30, 2007
for shock value

Rageaholic Monkey posted:

Already listed 4 in my OP, but here, have another 6 in addition to those:


D.Kay's Individual Soul


An odd choice.

But I'm so glad you picked it . (Chicks Love It is my ringtone)

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


It's always been one of my favorites

I love the way it seamlessly blends together jazzy elevator music and DNB. It's so relaxing to listen to, while also getting the blood flowing. On paper, it probably doesn't sound like a great idea, but the way it's executed is just marvelous.

I really want him to make another album, but Individual Soul is great, and if that's the only album he comes out with, I'd be okay with that. It's a few years old and I still haven't worn it out.

feedtheid
Oct 17, 2006

we get it, you're too busy fellating Gabe to put yourself into someone else's shoes

Going back through old essential mixes to find subwave, noisia and goldie was fun. I have something to listen to at work today! Quick googles get you tons of download links.

SOME PIG
Aug 12, 2004

Hittin' Switches,
Twistin' wigs with
Phat Radical Mathematical type Scriptures


Rageaholic Monkey posted:

That's another thing I didn't put in the OP, 90s DNB. Here's some to rectify that:

LTJ Bukem - Music: This one was also included in Tayla's Soul Survivors mix that I recommended earlier in the thread.

[video type="youtube"]XWR3HppFUxM[/]


Roni Size & Reprazent - Trust Me: From their album New Forms, which is widely regarded to be one of the best DNB albums of the 90s.

[video type=\"youtube\"]CxeStgwA6gk[/]

Goldie - Timeless: From his album Timeless, also one of the best DNB albums of the 90s, and considered by many to be the best DNB album ever. This is just half of the song because YouTube only allows 10 minutes, but you can get a sense of the scale of this track, even though it's only a preview of sorts.

[video type=\"youtube\"]dxbLIgQft_I[/]


There's also the radio station MSX FM from Grand Theft Auto 3, which contained a pretty good mix of DNB/jungle tracks. This track's from 2001, but it's still got that older DNB style to it:

Omni Trio - First Contact
[video type=\"youtube\"]BJHK9WOSBTY[/video]

I love all these tracks and artists. My first dnb album was Conversions by Kruder and Dorfmeister from like 1996, which was just a 10 track mix of a bunch of jungle artists that were big around that time (Omni Trio, Aquasky, Roni Size)

That 90s' jazzstep sound is still what I listen to the most when I play jungle, shame it's not as popular anymore. Liquid is pretty drat good too though, and luckily there's tons of it.

shoutout to zeldadude.

IanTheM
May 22, 2007
He came from across the Atlantic. . .

Rageaholic Monkey posted:

That's another thing I didn't put in the OP, 90s DNB. Here's some to rectify that:

LTJ Bukem - Music: This one was also included in Tayla's Soul Survivors mix that I recommended earlier in the thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWR3HppFUxM


Roni Size & Reprazent - Trust Me: From their album New Forms, which is widely regarded to be one of the best DNB albums of the 90s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxeStgwA6gk

Goldie - Timeless: From his album Timeless, also one of the best DNB albums of the 90s, and considered by many to be the best DNB album ever. This is just half of the song because YouTube only allows 10 minutes, but you can get a sense of the scale of this track, even though it's only a preview of sorts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxbLIgQft_I


There's also the radio station MSX FM from Grand Theft Auto 3, which contained a pretty good mix of DNB/jungle tracks. This track's from 2001, but it's still got that older DNB style to it:

Omni Trio - First Contact
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJHK9WOSBTY

Yes, Omni Trio is sick.

Westmountdke
Mar 17, 2005


You guys cannot suggest listening to Pendulum without posting the most epic video of all time


Pendulum - Slam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABqh9N-Mw5E

Rageaholic Monkey
May 31, 2005

"What do you fear
most in the world?"

"The possibility that
love is not enough."


Westmountdke posted:

You guys cannot suggest listening to Pendulum without posting the most epic video of all time


Pendulum - Slam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABqh9N-Mw5E


And then there's their remix of The Prodigy's Voodoo People, which is actually epic in the literal sense (both the song and the video):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKXKWBcaV3A

Seriously, Pendulum has some loving massive tracks.

I know In Silico gets poo poo on a lot for not being "real drum-and-bass" or whatever (as evidenced in the old thread), but listen to tracks like Midnight Runner and tell me that's not some goddamn awesome DNB.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaDvEWawcCA

Anyway, most DNB fans are more taken with Hold Your Colour. It's got both dark/hard AND light/liquid sounding stuff, so it's accessible to basically everyone who listens to DNB. And it's one of the most essential albums for any DNB fan for this reason. 14 tracks, most of which are extremely memorable, with songs on both sides of the spectrum. What's not to love?

I've never talked to a fan of drum-and-bass that didn't like Hold Your Colour, honestly.

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cheese-cube
May 28, 2007

OMNIA SUNT COMMUNIA





Can't believe my two favourite Pendulum tracks haven't been posted yet:

Pendulum - Through The Loop

Pendulum - Masochist <- This one really goes off.

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