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Drumsound & Bassline Smith- Booyaka EP [Technique Recordings]

We’ve barely had time to catch our breath after the shattering impact of “The Bomb”, Drumsound & Bassline Smith’s huge collaboration with Tantrum Desire. Even so, the Technique bosses are already back with a four-track EP containing ammo straight from their tried and tested dubplate armoury.

The title track “Booyaka” opens in an unsettling landscape of retro sci fi tension, as pads and bleeps ride the building percussion. The approach of mayhem is signalled by thunderclap kicks exploding through the system, and it’s time for all real ravers to step forward. Surging waves of bass crash into the dance, and as Drumsound & Bassline Smith add evolving layers of breaks into the mix to hype things further, it’s game over.

“Unity” is infused with the flavours of jazz, soul, and funk as horns, keys, guitar licks, and vocal stabs set the tone in the intro. Just in case you were expecting some laid-back liquid groove, though, DBS quickly dispel that idea with a kick-build that delivers us right into high-energy mode. Those infectiously bubbling basslines and rolling drums could only have come from producers steeped in the jungle foundations. This is a classic-style roller that’s perfectly configured for 2019 dancefloors.

Next, the soaringly epic opening of “Straight from the Underground”, made from subtle hints of percussion and sweeping choral timbres delivers a hands in the air moment that’s going to have deejays everywhere wheeling up to run it from the top. When Drumsound & Bassline Smith suddenly throw in an angst-inducing discord and a dramatic build that drops into twisting and modulating bassline savagery, absolute banger status is assured.

“Mash it Up” is a stone-cold killer. Militant drums and anthemic orchestral chords immediately let us know this is warrior music. Drumsound & Bassline Smith aren’t playing. As the eponymous vocal clip leads us into the drop, we’re assaulted with a multi-strike combo of evolving basslines and break-laden drums. Taking elements from jungle and neuro, they’ve created something fresh that’s going to hurt you whatever your sub-genre of choice. You’re going to want to check this.

Drumsound & Bassline Smith’s precision-tooled basses and high-energy break deployment are well known, and their craft really comes to the fore on this EP. There’s high-level studio science at work here, married perfectly with a natural, raw, junglist vibe. That’s why the “Booyaka EP” is going to connect with real DnB heads everywhere.

Purchase the Booyaka EP on Beatport: https://www.beatport.com/release/booyaka-ep/2442400

Drumsound and Bassline Smith - Thug Killer

New Release – Drumsound and Bassline Smith – Thug Killer

Drumsound and Bassline Smith - Thug Killer
Drumsound and Bassline Smith – Thug Killer

Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Thug Killer [Technique Recordings]

You’ve probably already heard Drumsound & Bassline Smith’s first Technique release of 2017, although you might not have clocked that it was them on the buttons. So, having chalked up Radio 1 airplay from behind the scenes on Youngman’s genre-bending Sorry, the label bosses are stepping into the spotlight themselves. And they’re definitely making their presence felt.

We step into darkness immediately. To be fair, you couldn’t really expect anything else from a tune called Thug Killer. As those dissonant pads and apprehension-building hints of mechanised percussion give way to the eponymous vocal clip, we’re left in no doubt that this is going to be a monster of a track. Then, that machine-gun staccato synth punctuated by gut-wrenching bass sweeps is an irresistible signal for ravers to step up.

The metronomic punch of drums and the lethal throb of sub-bass strikes in the drop, and we’re into full on screwface territory. But there’s more. A police siren breakdown adds a whole new dimension, and when that handgun-action sound takes us into the almighty build for the second drop, the levels are raised once more. Even in this era of quick mixing, the discerning selector might want to let this one play for maximum effect.

So, if this release has set out the template for 2017, we can expect big things. Drumsound & Bassline Smith closed off last year with an armoury-worth of releases across multiple labels, and they’ve barely paused for breath before going back in hard. This release is going to set some raves alight and it’s clear that we’ve barely scratched the surface of what’s to come.

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Drumsound and Bassline Smith - Spring Heel Jack

New Release – DRUMSOUND & BASSLINE SMITH – SPRING HEEL JACK – 15 Years of Technique

Drumsound and Bassline Smith - Spring Heel Jack
Drumsound and Bassline Smith – Spring Heel Jack

Yes, it really has been fifteen years since Future Tech (aka Drumsound & Bassline Smith) signalled the beginning of the Technique Recordings odyssey with their eponymous debut collaboration. In that time, the drum and bass sound has spread its tendrils from the dark corners of the underground into the limelight of mainstream appreciation. And Technique has been at the forefront of that evolution all the way. So here’s an LP to show the world exactly what a decade and a half among the top tier of D&B labels sounds like. Of course, label bosses Drumsound & Bassline Smith take pole position: SPRING HEEL JACK: A cinematically epic intro that drops into the sound of sonic warfare escalating to nuclear proportions. From the veteran headliners to the breakthrough talent, from the filthy rave-wreckers to the stadium-sized anthems, this album demonstrates the versatility and innovation that has kept Technique Recordings’ status for all this time. So, better get set, another fifteen years at the top of the game starts right now.

AVAILABLE NOW EXCLUSIVE ON BEATPORT HERE – DONT MISS IT !!!

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