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Smooth’s D&B Game Changers


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Smooths latest release on Viper is another sure fire club banger; WTF & Revenge are both hard hitting, full on bass assaults that come dance floor ready.  We caught up with Luka Smooth to find out what his top 5 game changing moments in Drum & Bass are….

First one for me would have to be Pendulum. When they wrote Another Planet I was at the start of my producing path. And that track/single blew my mind. I have never heard such a tight production and clever arrangement.

Second. Pirate Station events. Why I think it is a big game changer is because they always include not only DJ acts but also a big, sort of, theatrical show with acrobats and music rocking in the background. I played there this year and it was just on a completely different level.

Third would have to be Mefjus. He practically invented those sort of high pitched snare neuro rollers which nobody had done before him. And his mix down skills /sound design are totally insane. Always great to hear his new release.

Fourth would be no other the Ed Rush & Optical! I don’t think I need to say much about it they practically invented neuro. And are still going strong with releases to this day!

Fifth…could be the first one as well: Noisia :) Is there really anything I could write about them that every dnb head doesn’t know? They are the most intuitive and technical producers on the planet. Every sound they make / design is impressive. They are extreme:)

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Pendulum Quit – Drum and Basslines – A brief review

With a career that has spanned many years now, Pendulum have had an impact wherever they go. The australian band started out as a Rock band that then developed into the early days of the Drum and Bass scene with anthems including Back to You, Another Planet and Tarantula.

Back to you :

Another Planet :

Tarantula :

With live shows around the world from Australia, UK, USA, Canada and many more their live show has been seen by millions.

Brixton, UK 2009 :

Germany 2010 :

With Jools Holland :

Ibiza :

Controversial as always they broke some faith from the Drum and Bass loyals by slagging off the scene. But that didnt stop them from gaining international recognition by attracting a new breed of fans as they took their brand of Drum and Bass to the mainstream. With multiple chart hits and 3 albums the legacy of Pendulum is secure.

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Pendulum announce split

Pendulum announce split

The dance rockers’ mainman Rob Swire tweets that the band have called it quits

Pendulum have announced that they have split up.

The Australian dance rockers released three studio albums in a 10-year career, with their most recent effort ‘Immersion’ coming out in 2010. They have also been a fixture on the festival circuit in recent years, playing over 30 festivals across Europe last summer.

The band’s multi-instrumentalist and main songwriter Rob Swire, who is currently touring with his side-project Knife Party, announced the news, writing on his official Twitter account Twitter.com/rob_swire: “There will be no further Pendulum live shows. There are no current plans for a new album in 2013.”

Read more on this news from the NME website : http://www.nme.com/news/pendulum/64394