Crissy Criss – Trinity EP

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Crissy Criss Trinity EP

 

Crissy Criss – Trinity Vol 1 EP

RELEASE DATE: 23rd March 2014

When a Crissy Criss release drops, it’s time to pay attention. As one of the UK’s most prominent faces of bass-heavy music, his 1Xtra show has consistently proven his position at the cutting edge of dubstep and D&B. And with that on his CV, you know his own productions always have to push the boundaries just a little bit further.

First on the agenda is Superstar. Opening with filtered
percussion and a vocoder hook this joins the dots between
eighties electro and its love-child, trap. Then a
squelching bass and driving beat kick in to tie everything
together in a full-fat drum and bass drop. This is 2014
music, tying together strands of multiple bass-led genres in a typically Crissy fashion.

Then we have Rinsin’ Selection. A dark-tinged introduction builds a claustrophobic atmosphere, ratcheting up the tension to breaking point. Then the drop explodes onto the scene, opening up the track into a techstepping floor-filler. Tightly programmed beats and percussive chords keep the energy high, guaranteed to get the rave moving.

Finally, the Deadexit rework of Let Go. After two slices of D&B, this is where Crissy indulges his other passion, dubstep. Expansive strings and reverberating samples swirl around the mix, elements separating and recombining until they resolve into the screwface-inducing drop. As expertly-crafted call and response patterns drive the track through the bass and mid-range, it’s clear this is one for the dancefloor.

Over this EP, Crissy Criss has delivered his signature combination of everything that’s current in the world of bass-heavy music. Drawing from dubstep, trap, and D&B, this release demonstrates the state of the art right now, so is bound to find a place in any set wherever dancefloors require basslines.

Tracklisting:

1. Crissy Criss – Superstar
2. Crissy Criss – Rinsin’ Selection
3. Crissy Criss – Let Go (Deadexit Remix)

For interview requests and further information, contact: info@techniquerecordings.co.uk

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OUT NOW – Drumsound & Bassline Smith – TECH 100 Pt. 2

March 1, 2014 - 10:08 am No Comments

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Drumsound & Bassline Smith – TECH 100 Pt. 2

RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW

Before the reverberations of TECH 100’s onslaught have even faded away, Drumsound and Bassline Smith are back with Part 2.

First up is Phantasm, infused with echoes of hardcore from the intro. Growling bass and haymaker drums maintain
the assault and, even when the track breaks down, high- tension stabs punch back in giving no time to let up. This bullies ravers into moving and accepts no refusal.

Then the moost apparently lightens with Make Some Noise. A warm sunrise intro draws you in, but then the calm is shattered. The eponymous vocal sample is the alarm signal before a driving mid- line and drums build to a tumultuous drop. When the rave needs adrenaline to the heart, here’s one to draw for.

Now the energy level’s appropriately red-lining, Drumsound and Bassline Smith keep it there with the VIP edit of Can U Feel It. The original has already earned its stripes in the parties of the world, and this mix twists it into the shape of an unstoppable steamroller. Bouncy percussion and syncopated bass plus the salute-to-the-old-skool sample selection make this a cut for the true heads.

Finally, we roll into Violator. This is call-to-action music. The intro hints at film-score elements, setting the scene for something dramatic. That drama is delivered with a monster drop. Drums, bass, swirling atmospherics and a spy-movie riff keep the plot building into an unmissable epic.

It’s still early in 2014, but Drumsound and Bassline Smith have already set the tone. Joining the dots between the past and future of drum and bass, the double-strike of TECH 100 sets the standard for the next century of Technique releases. So don’t blink, you’ll want to be watching.

Tracklisting:

1. Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Make Some Noise 2. Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Can U Feel It
3. Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Phantasm
4. Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Violator

For interview requests and further information, contact: info@techniquerecordings.co.uk

OUT NOW – Drumsound & Bassline Smith – TECH 100

December 29, 2013 - 3:54 pm No Comments

OUT NOW - Drumsound & Bassline Smith - TECH 100

Drumsound & Bassline Smith – TECH 100

RELEASE DATE: 29th December 2013

Technique Recordings have hit their century. One hundred releases couldn’t be passed over without something just a little bit special. Fortunately the label’s bosses happen to be one of the biggest D&B acts in the world, so to mark a monumental occasion, Drumsound & Bassline Smith have stepped up with a monumental release.

They roll straight in with Nicaragua. Ominous samples evoke a sense of foreboding before percussive synths ratchet up the tension even further. When the release of the drop strikes, you’re in dancefloor mayhem territory.

Then Serious Business delivers a love letter to the days when jungle ruled the raves. A reggae- infused intro is a signal for true heads to blaze up their lighters before full-on Amen pressure ensues. Classic samples are woven in to bring the sound of the acetate plate into the future.

Breakin’ Badboy goes a shade darker. Horror-flick orchestral stabs mark out time in the intro before siren synth-bleeps signal the nuclear meltdown of the drop. Dark drama with scientific precision, just like Walter White would have wanted.

Next, Neighbourhood combines state of the art production and classic dubby jungle into one spaced-out, step-switching monster. This is one to draw for to take the rave into some heads-down sub-worshipping skanking.

For Tech 100, Drumsound & Bassline Smith have provided a true reflection of the label’s place in the scene. Their pedigree stretches back into the nineties underground combined with mainstream relevance, respect to the old skool mixed with future production skills. With these elements to draw on, Technique Recordings have clearly got another big century of releases ahead.

Tracklisting:

1. Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Nicaragua
2. Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Serious Business
3. Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Breakin’ Badboy
4. Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Neighbourhood
5. Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Nicaragua (Dub Mix)

For interview requests and further information, contact:

info@techniquerecordings.co.uk