the tantrum desire boys are making some serious waves in drum & bass right now and this is without question their biggest and boldest project to date. on this 2 track 12 inch the london crew prove when it comes to dance floor devastation, they are a serious force to be reckoned with. >play tonight< (vinyl a side) is a high - octane gallop through waves of synths and an elastic bass drop that will take the crowds into stratosphere.
>tough love< features the vocal talents of jon reline over silky pads and low-end frequencies that get internal organs shaking. >play your own way< (vinyl b side) takes things militant, a fist-pumping synth riff leading proceedings whilst the pounding drums do the rest. this ep has festival tune written all over itů
>the sun vip< featuring fellow aussie shock one is a stunner from start to finish. an atmospheric, spine-tingling introduction sets the scene perfectly, before the monstrous electro-synth attack riff appears in the darkness, setting raves alight. thumping beats and thick sub bass join the party and its all over. the flipside is a collaboration with two of d&b hottest jump-up artists camo & krooked, and >stage diver< is a suitably high-octane gallop with wallowing waves of bass, and a steppy, four-to-the-floor foundation. big, bad and very dangerous.
welcome to part 1 of the 10 years of technique project! drumsound & simon bassline smiths imprint is celebrating a decade in the game and this is the first ep featuring music from the massive album project also released this month.
technicolour returns back to the action, alongside fellow liquid funk protagonist komatic with two slices of big soul for worldwide audio, techniques sister label. over the past 12 months, technicolour has turned heads with his lush, musical arrangements and these tracks take things yet further. preacher is a peaktime liquid funk bomb, with lashings of disco and funk influences, and a drop guaranteed to get parties jumping.
techniques australian connection drops another couple of futuristic dancefloor bombs here. the key is a high octane roller full of spacey atmospherics and the kind of intricate, cosmic synth work that we ve come to expect from phetsta. the flipside is a completely different beast. taking inspiration from a host of musical corners, skank is a hulking, syncopated monster that mashes up dancehall rhythms and vocals with more of phetstas clinical synth skills and pounding drum work. the result is a merciless slab of 21st century drum & bass!!
derbys finest welcome in 2009 with one of their biggest dancefloor weapons to date, the mighty can u feel it. with crunching breaks and the kind of elastic, electro bassline that is instant rewind material, this is a guaranteed floor filler.
this time paul hazendonk teams up with his buddy from nijmegen, hans wolters. they already did an ep together about two years ago called <remote places ep> which was quite succesful. now the duo is back with >snowstorm ep< on which both produced a track, and remixed each others track.. to all joris voorn fans, check a2 !!