Production duo Tantrum Desire are veteran innovators of the modern drum and bass scene. Having been making moves in the game since the early noughties, they caught the eye of Technique bosses Drumsound & Bassline Smith in 2008 and really stepped up a gear. Fast-forward to today and they’re in demand as DJs all over the world, they’ve built up an impressive back catalogue of remixes and original productions, and all their tunes get heavy rotation on the radio and in the clubs.Their rise isn’t showing any signs of stopping either.
This release, which is already getting dropped regularly by Friction on Radio 1 and Hype on Kiss 100, emphasises their diverse influences.”Get With It” is a guaranteed floor-filler from beginning to end. It builds layers of percussive synths and drums, including the classic Amen break, into a drop designed to drive ravers crazy. But it still has more to offer. Tantrum Desire push their synth-manipulation to increasing heights to give an evolving sound that doesn’t let up.
“Reach”, like Tantrum Desire themselves, already has a proven reputation. The original version has already created a huge buzz, in no small part down to the hundreds of thousands of views the video has on YouTube. The VIP mix takes the original and forcibly injects it with a hypodermic full of steroids. The euphoric intro is still there, but now it’s the calm before the storm of a drop that’s a guaranteed screw-up-your-face moment for anyone who loves bass.
Then, we’re treated to two more twists on the same theme with the Dubstep Tease and the tempo-switching madness of the D&B_Dubstep Tease versions.
These tunes show just what Tantrum Desire are all about. They draw on sounds from across the musical spectrum and expertly sculpt them into drum and bass dancefloor bombs. This release will hit hard across the airwaves or in the dance, wherever high-energy bass music is appreciated.
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A south east London based duo, Jay Faleye (Producer / DJ) and Devin Smith (DJ) who go under the name Tantrum Desire, met in 2004 at a small pirate radio station through the love of drum & bass music. Before that time these two individuals had portfolios in their chosen fields, which were producing and DJ’ing. The two clicked with the same passion, interest and destiny, which was to break into the drum & bass scene.
In 2005, a bunch of Tantrum Desire tracks on a load of CD’s was passed out in Spain at a big drum & bass event. This then attracted Nu-Breed’s – MC Shortston, who received a copy of the track collection and saw a spark in the production. This gave him some ideas and business plans to start up a new label called ‘Heavyweight Records’. This was the new home label for the boys, which released tracks such as, The Red Pill, Dreamscape EP, The Inner moon and White. Tantrum Desire also had bootleg projects lying around in the lab, which gave Shortston another idea to accompany Heavyweight with a bootleg label named “Booty”. This brought you releases such as, ‘Transformers’, ‘Jealousy’, ‘drop it like its hot’ and ‘Can’t stop’.
In early 2008, the Tantrum Desire had a fan base which was only getting bigger, and the sound was getting a lot of word of mouth, until the duo was contacted by one of the biggest pioneers in the game – Simon ‘Bassline Smith’, who saw the variety of styles in the drum & bass productions and therefore became interested. This led him to making the guys an offer and signing an exclusive deal to his well established label – Technique Recordings. Straight away, Technique released Tantrum Desire’s debut 12” – ‘Xenomorph’ & the ‘Last stand’, which surprisingly was presented on BBC Radio 1 by the likes of Zane Lowe. From this, then set the trademark in the scene for the sound of big baseline synths and immense intro’s.
Things started to get even more serious after the release of Tantrum Desire’s well known anthem of 2009 ‘Here they come’, which featured on the ‘10 Years of Technique’ celebration Album. The track straight away stood out from the crowd and was rotated by many major DJs in the scene. Furthermore, this resulted in getting weekly plays and breaking into Top 10 Charts on mainstream radio stations such as BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and Kiss 100. Also hitting charts on many online media related sources such as, Trackitdown, Beatport, Drum & Bass Arena plus more.
In 2010, Tantrum Desire had released the first 4 track album EP, debuted on Technique, named ‘Runaway Bass’. The 4 track piece was purely a smasher for the dance floor environment, created in manipulated styles. ‘Chill’ – which was the first taster on the drum and bass sister genre called drumstep, featuring one of the dnb’s top notch vocalists ‘Youngman MC’. At the mid stages of 2011, Tantrum Desire released another 4 track EP on Technique called ‘Foreplay’. This included the anthems ‘Play tonight’ and ‘Pay your own way’. The EP was a package that included catchy vocals, 2 of which featured the voice of Jon Reline, one of Jay’s good pals.
From the great success of over the past year, Tantrum Desire entered a roll in popularity and high demands were flying in to remix the likes of LaidbackLuke, Ministry of sound, Matrix & Futurebound, Shimon, plus more!
Over the past 5 years Tantrum Desire has managed to break the trademark sound out to the world with high quality, versatile, dance music, which has affected their DJ’ing career, setting them out every week touring in all parts of the UK and the world, in countries such as Los Angeles, Italy, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, this being only a part list!
Being a respected name in the drum & bass scene, Tantrum Desire always look to take things to the next level and is always working to evolve that trademark sound. The progress has already begun in the fields of working in projects which integrate house, electro and dubstep influences, whilst still maintaining the focus of drum & bass. This reflecting to an album which is soon set for the near future!