Celebrating two decades in business, Technique Recordings have opened up the vaults and handed out the stems of some of their biggest tunes to some of the sickest producers around. We had warnings of what was to come with DC Breaks’ remix of Tantrum Desire’s ‘Airhead’ and Glitch City’s take on Drumsound & Bassline Smith’s ‘Skumbag’, and cuts from this album have been shelling down raves and festivals all summer.
Now, here’s what we’ve been waiting for.
This album, spanning the full twenty years of Technique history, showcases the real strength and depth of the catalogue. Anthems like Crissy Criss & Youngman’s ‘Kick Snare’, Drumsound & Bassline Smith’s ‘Crossfire’ and Tantrum Desire’s ‘Reach’ all get reconfigured to take heads off all over again. The bossmen have even resurrected their Future Tech moniker to give a 2019 upgrade to TECH 001.
And the array of remixers recruited take us all the way across the spectrum of contemporary drum ‘n’ bass. The likes of Bladerunner and Marky rub shoulders with AMC and The Prototypes…this album is as musically multi-faceted as it is star-studded. Just take a look down the tracklist to see how much there is to discover, taking in dancefloor, jungle, jump-up and more.
In summary, this is how to celebrate a birthday in style. Some of the biggest tracks from the back catalogue given the remix treatment by some of the biggest artists in the scene. And Technique aren’t even done yet. There’s a part 2 of the ’20 Years of Technique’ LP project, and it’s coming soon…