Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Technique’s label bosses turn the spotlight onto a hand-picked selection of other producers in this EP. While remaining unashamedly D&B, these six tunes draw on additional influences of dubstep and electro to show off new facets to the genre.
From the opening low-end salvos of 2DB’s VIRUS, and into Tantrum Desire’s expert synth-manipulation in Uncontrolled, all the way to the final track,Replica by Erb N Dub & L Plus, we see multiple styles effortlessly twisted into the breakbeat and bassline paradigm.
Along the way, we’re treated to a solo workout from L Plus in the form of Gas Grenade, a female perspective from Technique newcomer Dushi in Candarel, and Dub Foundation’s Atlantic, a departure from their usual style. Overall, this EP is a blueprint for bass-heavy music going into 2012.
And, given that Technique’s releases have consistently received Radio 1 and 1Xtra airplay from the likes of Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Fabio & Grooverider, and Annie Nightingale, it’s easy to see that these tracks are going to become a mainstay of raves and airwaves too.
1. 2DB – VIRUS
2. Tantrum Desire – Uncontrolled
3. L Plus – Gas Grenade
4. Dushi – Candarel
5. Dub Foundation – Atlantic
6. Erb N Dub & L Plus – Replica