New to drum & bass? Want us to recommend you some tunes??? PLEASE READ!

Discussion in 'Drum & Bass' started by Freek, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. hydr0

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    Techstep recommendations? Classic/new, dark and atmospheric or rolling, whatever you've enjoyed listening to

    Also is Ed Rush and Optical - Wormhole techstep or neurofunk? I know neuro is techstep but not all techstep is neuro

    Might be splitting hairs but the reason I'm asking is because I'm a bit sick of all the releases I've been hearing on UKF Drum n Bass, with the squonky basslines and stupid ass buildup/breakdown formula. Nothing wrong with the structure, just too many tracks using it.
     
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  3. hydr0

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    wow it appears i have been tricked oh noes

    actual recommendation please not progressive nu disco vomit
     
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    Cool, thanks for the recommendations. Does anyone still make techstep now or do they just take techstep influences and put it into whaterver dnb they're producing atm?
     
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    Uhhhhh well since production is different now from in the 90's, modern tunes sound kinda different. I mean what is 'techstep'? I dont think there's a legitimate definition (although it mostly refers to that part of 90's dnb) so its kinda up to you as to if it sounds like what ur looking for. As for modern tunes, some have some of that kinda influence. Stuff from dispatch recordings kinda has that old sound i guess. Some stuff especially from SCAR or Nymfo (his older stuff, u could check out his discography at discogs or something) has that kind of techstep vibe imo. Maybe some ulterior motive stuff or maybe Cern. It's definately not the same sound but for all I know, there could be some other guys out there pushing the old sound. There's lots of music to be found, just comes down to how much time you have to kill on the internet.
     
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    Been into DnB since the age the jungle days about '94 and still a massive fan to say its changed progressively over the years is an understatement but I still love it! Big fan of cre8 dnb digital radio always a good source of new tunes, plus Brackley does banging sessions as do Riss Ross and the others, dnbtv on YouTube have some proper banging sets too most of the time with track listing provided by helpful chaps in the comments section give it a look... As for recommendations it's kinda impossible but for new stuff try Jaydans album, serum, jayline or anything saxxon has remixed lol can't go wrong
     
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    hello everyone, I am new to this forum and love dnb, my favourit sub-genre is neurofunk :) I'm into Mefjus, Noisia, BSE and SOM, and labels like Critical, Vision, Eatbrain, Blackout, Program.

    Any suggestions for more smaller neurofunk artists?

    Looking forward to your replies :) Long live neurofunk! :D
     
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    Throw some 90s Jungle/DnB warp basslines at me!!!

    Hey guys, I just signed up here to ask the above. I'm in need of some more warp bassline kind of 90s DnB/jungle tracks like 'Maldini-Wake up Call', 'Dead Dred-Dred Bass' 'Armageddon (Ray Keith) - Nina's Rinse etc.

    I feel like this thread doesn't get many regular views, but I hope you guys can help me out. Cheers, Nathan.
     
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    On my channel you will find many new talents....
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    Technical Itch - The Ruckus
    one of my Fav tune !!!! Wicked !!
     
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    Recommendations if I like the Metalheadz Digital show from RinseFM?
    this show absolutely blew my mind


    I haven't really listened to DnB for a long time and it was a surprise to me that it was so amazingly good to listen to in 2017, and actually sounds... progressive and new.

    Futuristic, the techniques are advancing, and the feeling is STILL there.

    I'm wondering if anyone can give me a pointer where to go now to look for stuff that sounds like this. I've already looked into Digital/Spirit and some of the labels mentioned in the show, was wondering if there are any tangents I could go into!
     
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    ah ur gunna love 2017 drum n bass...

    check out the mixes and tracklisting section on the forum

    rinse fm mixes are always big, doc scott doing future beats, exit records are doing crazy things these days .Soul:ution radio sometimes happens.. . everyones creaming over alix perez, skeptical & dawn wall.. right now.. and black coqs b2b ram records in general section.... and ofcourse metalheadz always seem to be on point..

    oh and if you find anything with Loxy on it.. download it.. whatever it is.

    try these to start..



    this first tune in this one is ... :gun:


    you could spend months on Rinse FMs soundcloud... trawling...


    @<ac
     
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    God save the queen and the author of this thread. I new and I thanks for these links))
     
  19. Driverdj2000

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    Hi all,
    Greetings from Dublin. Im new to the forum. I am not really a drum and bass fanas such but have great respect for the sound.
    I was a huge Jungle fan back in 94 - 98. I recently revisted my collection, Jungle Massive, Hardcore Junglistic Fever compilations as an example.
    Im amazed at how fresh they still sound over 20 years later. Still raw as ever.
    My question is...Im looking for newer Drum and Bass and Jungle stuff with that hard Jungle sound.
    Ive checked the usual recent compilations and recent Goldie sets etx. but the stuff just isnt Hardcore enough.
    Maybe the scene and sound has changed in that long time. But have you any recommendations for drum and bass thats really intricate and hard if that makes sense.
    Thanks in advance!
    Tony
     
  20. basscreator

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    Hi,
    I have a certain type of DnB in my mind which I would love to listen to, but as I am just an uneducated occasional listener and there are so many subgenres and artists I don't know where to start searching. I think it is some kind of combination of a standard amen-break jungle rhythm and neurofunk synths (reeces). I have found some examples that somehow come close, but they sound mostly pretty oldschool and I'd like something in modern Noisia-production style with wide Stereo-Synths etc. Here are some examples

    Silent Witness - Ringside:


    At 1:24 it`s just perfect as I imagine my DnB, if it just sounded more polished and modern

    Noisia - Monster


    At 1:53 is very nice, other sections are a bit too variated for my taste. Yet again sounds pretty old.

    Ed Rush & Optical - The Host


    At 1:50 it`s good but I'd like a bit more "confused" rhythm (more HiHat 16th-notes) like the classic amen-break. The production sounds more modern than the others but still has that vintage-sound.

    Mad Twins Beatbox


    If this was an actual track it would be dope! I like the section at 0:44 - 1:03, which I think is an attempt at beatboxing the DnB I have in mind.

    So usually the problem I have with what people call Neurofunk, it has great Synths and the production I like but the drumbeats are mostly centred only on Kick and Snare (sometimes even triplet rhythm which IMO lessens the typical nice DnB-flow) and the Hats are pretty simple (some constant 8th-notes if any) and mixed much lower than Kick and Snare. Often it sounds pretty dubstep-trappy. Then there is the older sound where I can find many nice tracks with the drum-groove I like however the synths sound mostly Mono and more Lo-Fi and I would love to hear how that kind of tracks would sound produced by producers similarly skilled to Noisia nowadays.

    So any artists (or specific tracks if there aren`t specialized artists) that actively release music that I could check out? And what is the genre called that I am looking for (or what the tracks I posted are part of)?
    Hope someone can help me.