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    I have been listening to the Toonami albums; Black Hole Megamix and Deep Space Bass. Sort of similar I have noticed is the music in the Aquabats kids show, Yo Gabba Gabba (that and Mark Mothersbaugh completely tripping balls).

    These have been my first foray into these fast paced poly rhythmic waters, and I was wondering what everyone's favorite artists were. Also if anyone knows anything similar to the things I have been listening to.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2008
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    I just started listening to the Hospital Records podcast. Makes me go allBOOYAKABOOYAKA
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      CommentAuthorsomnonaut
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2008
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    I've been getting really super into electronica lately, though not of the same strain as you. I'm more of a glitch/downtempo kind of guy. Boards of Canada and Dntel have been on repeat for the past month or two.

    HOWEVER

    I am intrigued and open to getting into Drum and Bass. Would those two albums you mentioned be a good place to start?
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      CommentAuthorSt.Wanger
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2008 edited
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    At this moment listening to "Degenerate" by VEX'D
    Which maybe more in the Dubstep-corner, but I love the dark, bubbleing sound of it.

    If it omes to actual Drum'nBass, my favourite two album would be:

    PHOTEK - Form And Function
    because I love the complex yet straight forward beat arrangements and the sound of it
    and
    MAKAI - Millenium
    very sinple, hard, straight forward poundin' kind of stuff
    you may remember that one, which is just awesome:


    And, of cause, I love VENETIAN SNARES' "Rossz csillag alatt született"
    • CommentAuthorcjstevens
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2008
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    Dont forget a major founder: Roni Size
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      CommentAuthorSt.Wanger
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2008 edited
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    I really dig some of the stuff Roni Size did actually. The difference to acts like Photek or Makai is that his stuff always used to have kind of a "warm" sound with lots of Black Music elements, and if it comes to this corner of electronic music, I somehow prefer colder and more "technoid" sounding stuff ... same with the Big Beat corner. My favourite album in that one would be The Crystal Method's "Vegas", because they do use technoid Synthie-Sounds all the time, while bands like Chemical Bros., Propellerheads, Fatboy Slim and so on sometimes incooperated more "organic" stuff into their music. Which doesn't mean they as well didn't some awesome tracks, but I like my electronic music sounding electronic if you know what I mean ...
    • CommentAuthorales kot
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2008
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    Tell me about yours three favourite drum and bass albums that came out in last two years. And I mean stuff that sounds fresh. Please.
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      CommentAuthorFractal
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2008
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    Calibre's work is amazing. High Contrast is good times. LTJ Bukem is still making and playing excellent lush stuff. I like Noisa and Spor for heavier stuff. Dieselboy remains one of my favorite DJs of any style.
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2008
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    Here's a short primer of the basics and originals (at least from my standpoint)
    GOLDIE "Timeless"
    RONI SIZE: "In the Mode"
    PHOTEK: "Solaris"
    LTJ BUKEM: Progression Sessions w/ MC Conrad
    HIGH CONTRAST: "True Colors"
    ALEX REESE: So Far

    One man's opinion, but I'd say these are pretty solid in the genre...
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2008
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    And moving on to the second generation/mutation of d&b, Amon Tobin's "Supermodified" is massive.
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      CommentAuthorvoyou
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2008
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    Fact Magazine recently had a pretty good "Top 20" of tracks from the high-point of drum and bass (mostly with Youtube links, too).
    • CommentAuthorales kot
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2008
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    Paul Sizer: SIGNED
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    Venetian Snares is probably my favorite. He's got a couple of different style too

    His soundtrack-ish string sampled stuff: "Rossz Csillag Alatt Született" and "My Downfall (Original Soundtrack)" are really good,

    his dark drill and bass stuff: "Winter In The Belly Of A Snake", "Doll Doll Doll" and "Find Candace"

    and his jazzier stuff like the "Moonglow / This Bitter Earth 7 - Single" and parts of "The Chocolate Wheelchair Album" are worth checking out.
    • CommentAuthorales kot
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2008
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    Venetian Snares is talked about as a breakcore musician. Only drumandbass track he´s ever released is probably Aanguish.
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    Lets rewind to 1990-1995 where the waters were still murky and shapes were still being pulled.

    http://www.blogtotheoldskool.com/

    fantastic reference of classic and obscure 12s of the day and some of the best drum programming ever.

    DJ Fokus - Brave New World
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2008
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    @taphead
    Yes, Amon Tobin is the man. "Supermodified" is a classic.

    Past the previous list I mentioned before, artists started incorporating what early drum and bass was doing. Hell, even Bowie's "Earthling" album was drum and bass influenced. As mentioned, acts like Chemical Brothers, Crystal Method and Propellerheads popularized the genre, and many smaller labels (like Goldie's METALHEADZ label) were cranking out excellent stuff. Also look at the Hospital label, and acts like London Elektricity. Good stuff all around.

    And if you are in the Denver, CO area, you should check out my friend and one of the foreword writers of "B.P.M.", DJ Jackalope. She's a kickass drum and bass girl DJ, and her mix CDs rock it really hard! Smart, loud and fast, just like it's supposed to be. Here's her link:DJ JACKALOPE
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    I found that one of the Watch the Ride series that was recently mixed by Goldie was quite a good intro to the genre for newcomers. As I recall it had a nice blend of the older Metalheadz tracks with some newer sounding pieces. I do like the Hospital Records stuff, but sometimes it feels a bit wrong listening to it in your living room, especially High Contrast, whereas with most other DnB tracks I feel ok with the small room ambiance. Go figure.

    Ooh, also, look for the Crystal Method's Community Service, again a mix cd. Not strictly D'n'B, but it's a really good set which I'd rank up there with some of the Solid Steel mixes.
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      CommentAuthormagatsu
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2008
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    A DJ who mixes DnB stuff rather well: Dieselboy. I'd recommend the Dungeon Master's Guide for those moments when you want everything to dance. Especially your plushies.
    • CommentAuthorales kot
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2008
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    Paul Sizer: Ad Bowie, exactly. Used to play ´Little Wonder´ on parties. Crowd exploding, tears of joy emerging from their big shared music absorbing materialised hyperstomach and fairies collecting them into the most wonderful cups for lizard kings sitting in the lobby with unshaved german ladyboys. I remember some LSD was taken there, too.
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      CommentAuthorStoto
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2008
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    The Tuss
    Modeselektor
    Flashbulb

    Not my favourites, but newish to me.