Major tunes by year

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As the regulars know I've been putting a lot of work into the wiki article (s) on dnb.

For the history of dnb article I've been working on a list of tracks and releases by year - based on their significance - musically & popularly & commercially & historically. That is how the affected future production trends, how popular they were to listeners, how they sold and how they affected dnb history

I found the BBC has already put together a nice list that goes like this:

£10 To Get In (and remix £20 To Get In) - Shut Up and Dance '89
Spliffhead / Hooligan 69 - Shut Up and Dance '90
Mr Kirk's Nightmare - 4 Hero '90
The Psycho EP - DJ SS '90
Some Justice - Urban Shakedown & Mickey Finn '91
We Are I.E. - Lennie de Ice '91
28 Gun Bad Boy - A Guy Called Gerald '91

Major tunes 1992
Terminator - Rufige Kru (Goldie & Rob Playford)
Demon's Theme - LTJ Bukem
Stepper's Delight - Smith & Mighty
Hold It Down EP - 2 Bad Mice
A New Breed of Ravers - DJ SS
Here Comes the Drumz - Nasty Habits (Doc Scott)
28 Gun Bad Boy LP - A Guy Called Gerald
Major Tunes 1993
Valley of the Shadows - Origin Unknown
Music - LTJ Bukem
Lion of Judah - Conquering Lion
Music Box - DJ Die & Roni Size
Bludclot Artattack - Ed Rush & Nico
Breakbeat Pressure EPs - DJ SS
Gangsta Kid - Shy FX (feat. Gunsmoke)
Renegade Snares - Omni Trio


Major tunes 1994
Terrorist - Renegade (Ray Keith)
Original Nuttah - Shy FX with UK Apache
Incredible - M Beat with General Levy
Burial - Levicticus (aka Jumping Jack Frost)
Code Red - Conquering Lion
Timestretch - Roni Size
It's A Jazz Thing - DJ Die & Roni Size
Rrrroll da Beats - DJ Hype
Deep Love - Dillinja
Inner City Life - Goldie
Parallel Universe - 4 Hero

Major Tunes 1995
Pulp Fiction - Alex Reece
Warning - Firefox
P-Funk Era - Pascal
Circles - Adam F
Babylon - Splash
The Western - PFM
The Mutant - DJ Trace
Super Sharp Shooter - DJ Zinc
Set Speed - DJ Krust
The Angels Fell EP - Dillinja
Champion Sound - Black Star ft Top Cat
Major tunes 1996
Peace, Love & Unity - DJ Hype
Reach Out - DJ Zinc
Dictation - Gang Related & Mask (Krust & Roni Size)
Skylab - Ed Rush
Killamanjaro - Ed Rush
Earth Vol. 1 - Good Looking Recs compilation
The Rhode Tune - Flytronix
Junglist (DJ Zinc remix) - Tribe Of Issachar

Major tunes 1997
Brown Paper Bag - Reprazent
Warhead - DJ Krust
Ni Ten Ichi Ryu - Photek
Circles - Adam F
Acid Track - Dillinja
Shadow Boxing - Nasty Habits
Piper - Jonny L
New Forms album - Roni Size Reprazent (see picture above)
Modus Operandi album - Photek
Major Tunes 1998
Bambaata - Shy FX
The Nine - Bad Company
No Reality - Ram Trilogy
Miles from Home - Peshay
Salsa - John B
Ultra Obscene - Breakbeat Era
The One - Mampi Swift
Killa Bees - Usual Suspects

Major tunes 1999
Clear Skyz - DJ Die
Watermelon/Sicknote - Ed Rush & Optical
Bacteria/Gas Mask - Ed Rush & Optical
The Pulse - Bad Company
The Fear EP - Bad Company
Molten Beats LP - Ram Trilogy
Ark Angel - Rufige Kru
Twisted Individual - Muzik

Major tunes 2000
Tripped - Mampi Swift (picture disc above)
Terrorist (Dom & Roland Remix) - Renegade
Sonar (Trace & Optical remix) - DJ Trace
Deadline - Digital
Champion Sound (Total Science Hardcore Will Never Die Mix) - Q Project

Major tunes 2001
Go Dillinja - Dillinja
Body Rock - Andy C & Shimon
Planet Dust - Bad Company
Jungle Jungle - Total Science
Lose Control - Marcus Intalex & ST Files
Midnight - Un-Cut feat. Jenna G
Cybotron LP - Dillinja '01

Major Tunes 2002
LK (Carolina Carol Bela) - DJ Marky, XRS feat Stamina MC
Shake Ur Body - Shy FX & T Power feat. Di
Don't Wanna Know - Shy FX & T Power feat. MC Skibadee & Di
Messiah - Konflict
Return of Forever - High Contrast
Twist 'Em Out - Dillinja
Big Bad Bass Vol. 1 - Dillinja & Lemon D

Major tunes 2003-'04
School Disco - Baron '03
Tooled Up Remixes EP (incl Gimp Mask & Crap Rinse Out mixes) - Twisted Individual '03
Billion Dollar Gravy album - London Elekricity '03
In The Grind - Dillinja '04
True Romance - D-Bridge & Vegas '04
Racing Green - High Contrast '04
So Vain - Breakage '04
Drop It Down - Calibre ft Singing Fats '04
The Odyssey - Drumsound & Simon 'Bassline' Smith '04
You're Mine - Potential Bad Boy ft Yush '04
No More - Roni Size ft Beverly Knight & Dynamite MC '04
Defcon 69 - Total Science '04
X-Ray - Subfocus '04

Major tunes 2005-'06
Love's Theme - Chase & Status '05
Selector - DJ Hazard '05
Break The Cycle - Hive & Keaton ft Gina Rene '05
Forever - Ill Logic & Raf '05
Thirsty (Lemon D Tearout Mix) - ODB & Black Keith '05
Bollock Yoghurt - Twisted Individual '05
Slam - Pendulum '05
Slippery Slopes - Clipz '05
Thunder - DJ Die & Photek ft Hollie G '05
Desperado - Artificial Intelligence '05
Girlz - Potential Bad Boy & MC Fats ft Yush '05
Feelings - Shy FX '05
Tarantula - Fresh vs Pendulum ft Tenor Fly & Spyda '05
The Immortal - Fresh '06
Deep - TC & Jakes '06
Voodoo (Pendulum remix) - The Prodigy '06
Drive In - Baron '06
Everyday - Shy FX & T Power '06


The list is a bit biased and is lacking quite a few tunes.

So here is a chance for the dnb afficiandos here to show off (I had a different thread up about this a while ago but it had disappointing results).

Please give your suggestions for tracks for a given year with the full name of the track and artist and year so I don't have to rack my brain 'on what you're on about.

Please do not treat this thread as an excuse to slag off TC, Clipz or Pendulum. Or techstep or jump-up or liquid or darkside for that matter.

Just some significant tracks. No need to argue as its hardly going to be a definitive or exhaustive list - just I want it to be a quality one.
 

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93, 96 and 98 are missing, pivotal years.

1993
Helicopter Tune - Deep Blue (thanks Mr Jones)
Further Intrigue pts 1, 2, 3 - Tango and Fallout
Don't Come No Ruffer - DJ SS
Dub War - Dance Conspiracy
Bludclot Artattack - Ed Rush

1996
Quest - Andy C
Still - Boymerang (released 97)
Sight Beyond - John B

1998
Sound in Motion - Origin Unknown
Turbulence - Moving Fusion
Tough At The Top - EZ Rollers
Funktion - Ed Rush and Optical


add more later when I have scoured the collection a bit
 

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I'm a very late starter (2003) :(. 2005/6 weren't so strong IMHO so here's my most memorable from when I first started raving -

2002 -

Vault - Pendulum
Mo' Fire - Rawhill Cru

2003 -

Nosher - Total Science (Baron Remix)
Don't Tell Me - Concord Dawn
Another Planet - Pendulum
Signal - Fresh
Bandwagon Blues - Twisted Individual

2004 -

Odyssey - Simon Bassline Smith & Drumsound
Masochist - Pendulum
Turnstyle - Baron (Zen Remix)
Pack of Wolves - Nightbreed
Follow Da Vision - Krust
 

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Albums off the top of my head:

Black Secret Technology - A Guy Called Gerald 1995

Parallel Universe - 4Hero 1995

Timeless - Goldie 1995

Colours - Adam F 1997

Logical Progression - LTJ Bukem 1996

New Forms - Roni Size & Reprazent 1997

Wormhole - Ed Rush & Optial 1998

Cybotron - Dillinja 2001

Clockwork - Skynet & Stakka 2001

Torque - DJ Trace & Ed Rush 2001

Book of the Bad - Bad Company 2001

Mysteries of Funk - Grooverider 2001

Set It Off - Shy Fx & T-Power 2002

Nightlife - Andy C 2003

Lie Cheat & Steal - Klute 2003

Andy C Presents Ram Raiders the Mix - Andy C 2004

High Society - High Contrast 2004

Driving Insane - Black Sun Empire 2004

Return to V - Roni Size 2004

Chronology - Dom & Roland 2004

Power Ballads - London Elektricity 2005

Brave Nu World - Nu Tone 2005

Hold Your Colours - Pendulum 2005

Ghetto Blatser - Cyantific 2006

Jenna G - For Lost Friends 2006
 

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no mention of bacteria - edrush and optical (pendulum remix)2004?
bad company - the nine 1999
bad company - torpedo 2002
could go on....................................
 
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93, 96 and 98 are missing, pivotal years.

1993
Helicopter Tune - Deep Blue (thanks Mr Jones)
Further Intrigue pts 1, 2, 3 - Tango and Fallout
Don't Come No Ruffer - DJ SS
Dub War - Dance Conspiracy
Bludclot Artattack - Ed Rush

1996
Quest - Andy C
Still - Boymerang (released 97)
Sight Beyond - John B

1998
Sound in Motion - Origin Unknown
Turbulence - Moving Fusion
Tough At The Top - EZ Rollers
Funktion - Ed Rush and Optical


add more later when I have scoured the collection a bit

dub wars was 92, johnny was 93 as was scottie

Bukem brought atlantis out in 93.
 
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dub wars was 92, johnny was 93 as was scottie

Bukem brought atlantis out in 93.
ah yes dub war ... (y)
also I meant Intrigue pts 1 & 2, and then Further Intrigue and THEN Positive Chaos, by Tango and Fallout in 93

1994
Predator - Shimon
Da Bass II Dark - Asylum

1996
The Unofficial Ghost - Doc Scott

1998
Wish you had something - Jonny L
 
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best i can do is in no order because i can't remember years sorry

dillinja - grimey
M.I.S.T - warp 1
ed rush & optical wormhole lp
optical - to shape the future remix
future cut - whiplash
code red - ?conquering lion?
dom & roland - cant punish me
bad company - the pulse 2000 (remix)
kenny ken - everyman
dj krust - angles
ram trilogy - no reality (remix)
calibre - mr majestic
jo - r-type
 

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tracks to add to 91 list:

Liquid - Sweet Harmony
2 Bad Mice - Bombscare
Zero B - Lock Up
Isotonik - Different Strokes
Doc Scott - NHS
Manix - Feel Real Good
SL2 - DJ's Take Control
Sonz Of a Loop Da Loop Era - Far Out
Rabbit City - Beyond Control
 

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no aphrodite? twilight or superman?
and no chase&status?

d kay and epsilon - barcelona is mentionable too, as well as twist em up by dillinja or ebony dubstars - ra ..
 
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Just realised that there was no klute or teebee on those lists....
Are you going for "quality" tunes that may stick around for ever and still sound good, or anthems?

You should add
teebee - liquid light (FUCKING BEST TUNE EVER IMO :mr_cool: )
klute - lie, cheat, steel LP :gslayer:
 
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