Newbie to Drum & Bass - recommendations?

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  1. spikesebrog363

    spikesebrog363 New Member

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    Hello all,

    I've been wanting to get into drum & bass for a while, ever since i first started hearing it and loving it years ago, but I've never known where to start from. I tend to (unfortunately) have pretty specific tastes but I'm not completely sure what they are in terms of drum & bass. I was hoping for a few recommendations on good places to start, a list of artists to check out or something. I do know that I am interested in a few specific things but I'm quite happy to check anything good out. Specifically I tend to like slightly darker electronic music, and with drum & bass I love some of the chilled out stuff with pianos, flutes etc, some of that stuff can be awesome to listen to or just to have as background music. Can anyone help out?
    Thanks heaps
     
  2. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

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    calyx and teebee for propper grimey moving basslines.
    have a look at D Kay aswell...tell us what you think zen we can ellaborate
     
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    DJ_Akro GO BIG OR GO HOME!

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    high contrast
    logistics
    chase & status
     
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    Mekar MC London - Worldwide

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    pendulum obviously.
     
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    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    kitsap all the way!
     
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    spikesebrog363 New Member

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    What albums from these artists should I be looking at getting?
     
  7. CheesyPOOF5

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    Try anything from the record label Hospital if you like stuff with flutes and pianos and similar vibes.

    Specifically - London Elektricity, High Contrast, Nu:Tone, Mistabishi, Logistics, Danny Byrd.

    Also try listening to the group EZ Rollers.
     
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    Seems like you'd like it.
     
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    he said drum and bass.. not cheesy pop rock
     
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    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    both had albums/ep's out over the last year. well worth checking out.
     
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    muzzadj POW!

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    Well sounds like we need to recommend you some different sub genres so you can pick what you feel is the best..

    Allow me to represent jumpup!! ;)

    hazard
    original sin
    Pleasure
    pa
    callide
    high roller
    taxman
    spekky
    majistrate

    the list goes on forever, but theres a few!

    Here is a jump up set from myself aswell..

    http://dnbforum.com/showthread.php?t=55731&highlight=e.s.r

    Hope you like..

    Bigup yourself!
     
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    slimbo011 I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    yeah .. limewax
    dylan & robyn chaos too ...
    maybe tech itch
     
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    LineOne The Cubase Man

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    Who said pendulum. Rofl Dey call dat DNB. Blah commercial muney grabbin fucks. :d
     
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    1. He was probably joking.

    2. A lot of their old stuff really good and fine for people who are new into DNB to listen to.
     
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    good place to start is listenin to radio shows, crissy criss (midnight tonight) and bailey on 1xtra, hype also does a show on kiss. listen to top ten shows, dnb arena does a top ten have a look at that