Help - Where is dnb headed?

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  1. Vanden

    Vanden -nieuwenhuysen

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    I know some of you are going to hate this thread, but here it is anyway.

    I have been asked by a friend of mine to write an article on where drum and bass is going in terms of the deeper sounds (as opposed to jump up and dancefloor).

    Already written a section on the juke and footwork influences and was gonna write a little bit about the continuation of the autonomic sound through producers such as synkro and asc.

    But instead of it being an article on where i want or think it might go, i wanted to ask you lot to see if you have inclinations that i hadnt even thought of or heard of.

    (y)
     
  2. Grade

    Grade Active Member

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    Hopefully it goes down the road that leads to beefy fuckin rollers with sick drums
     
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    rysk Part-time waster

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    it's ever evolving and ever changing, growing more worldwide and more accessible by the day. It's not going anywhere anytime soon.
     
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    DeeGun Church of Krust

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    I've heard some big producers say about dnb that "you have to go back to move forwards" (I hope you have / will include that), with regard to tunes becoming cluttered with elements about 2 years ago. Tunes started to become more stripped back, around the time Food Fight / Proteus came out.

    There was also a quote on Jubei's myspace about 3 years ago which said something along the lines of "Expressing the utmost with the minimum", which turns out is from a Bruce Lee quote. I thought that suited Jubei's style to a T.

    Hope you include a section on 85 bpm stuff too (possibly alongside the Autonomic movement you mentioned).
    I was listening to that dBridge mix on the way to a skatepark about a month ago with a full car of people, where he was plugging alot of stuff from Mosaic 2 and a friend of mine asked if it was hip hop we were listening to. Thought that was a nice sentiment & had to explain about the 85 bpm / 170 bmp cross over between some hip hop / half time dnb / dnb ect
     
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    Shatner's Bosom murder TANMUSHIMUSHI

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    Catsel Well-Known Dismember

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    fixed :teeth:
     
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    It's about being original..... to much of the same makes people bored

    "I know what I mean"
     
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    Dub Phizix, Skeptical, Clarity, Overlook, Ruffhouse etc. I guess it's minimal? They all have a sound that's very unique to what we've heard before.
     
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    I've definitely noticed an ambient piccolo 2-step power drill influence creeping into some of the 'deeper' stuff (as opposed to jump up and dancefloor) lately.
     
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    Shatner's Bosom murder TANMUSHIMUSHI

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    I'm actually loving dnb at the moment, so much goodness all the time
     
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    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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    the return of jump up.

    stripped back tracks using only the best elements.
    no screetchy noises. just raw flavour.
     
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    If you are finished with the article I'd very much like to read it !

    One other thing I noticed is that Halftime tunes with MCs have been everywhere since the success of marka, There is a tendency towards the more minimalistic stuff and something more general which obviously has to with production standarts is that the tunes got a lot "cleaner", only a handful of producers go for a more raw unpolished sound (both have their appeal in my opinion)

    cant really think of anything else at the moment since you already mentioned autonomic and juke
     
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    Yeah man, as soon as its done ill put it up here for people to read and either agree or disagree. Bearing in mind, I haven't written anything of any length for a very long time - I'm a numbers person not a words smith. But I think he's gonna edit it so its gramtically correct and what not.

    Yeah the halftime MC stuff was something I was gonna mention too, although, at first I was sort of struggling to get my head around the idea that although a certain type of sound was initiated a couple of years ago, it doesn't mean its not still cutting edge.