Technique Summer 2016 Album

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  1. Techniqueoffice

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    Technique’s annual summer compilation has become one of the highlights of the label’s release schedule and this year’s edition is no exception.

    Technique Summer 2016 features 37 tracks ( 35 brand new ) from across the drum & bass spectrum hand picked by Drumsound & Bassline Smith.

    The label bosses themselves roll through with the fluid jungle of the Solah-laced “Cover Our Eyes”, the no-holds-barred funk of “Rise of the Black Panther” and their epic dubwise collaboration with Digital, “First World Problem”.

    And then there are the big name cameos from artists not normally seen under the Technique banner. Brookes Brothers and Danny Byrd team up with the uplifting drive of “Climb High”, matched in hands-in-the-air power by the euphoric piano of The Prototypes’ “Don’t Let Me Go”. J Majik recruits 78° and Louie Cabrera for “Day I Left” and “Elastic” respectively. And the mighty DJ SS drops an emotively claustrophobic killer in the form of “Expression”.

    Of course, the regular regiment of Technique soldiers are present and correct too. Tantrum Desire delivers the tech atmospherics of “Tesoro”, while Kronology subverts the big-room sound with the unpredictable twists and turns of “Everyday”. L Plus backs up rumbling bass and popping beats with entwined chord patterns in “Invincible”. Plus Document One show two different sides to their character, with the jazz funk vibe of “Klaxon” and the paranoid sci-fi of “Say What”.

    And we’re nowhere near covering everything this album has to offer. From the jungle tear-out of Brian Brainstorm’s “Badman Selector” to the minimal magic of Oder’s “Mesmerize”, via the liquid purity of Salaryman’s “He Knows”, this is a journey that needs to be experienced. Any selection that takes you straight from Fade’s “Disco Ball” into Conspire’s “Glare of Brass” then to Salaryman’s “Synthesized Melancholia” is making a statement about the strength in depth of the D&B genre right now.

    If all that wasn’t enough, all the tracks are featured on two continuous mixes by Kronology.

    The first album sampler features Drumsound & Bassline Smith’s “Rise of the Black Panther” and is available now exclusively in the Beatport store and from the Technique shop from June 10. The second sampler includes Document One’s Klaxon and you can get your hands on in from June 24 in the Technique shop. The full album is released on 1 July but you can pre-order it now on iTunes and all other stores.


    1. Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Rise of the Black Panther
    2. Polaris – Bring the Heat ft. Schematic
    3. Fade & Julia F – Milkyway
    4. Tantrum Desire – Tesoro
    5. Brookes Brothers – Climb High ft. Danny Byrd
    6. Kihmera – Awakening
    7. Document One – Klaxon
    8. Kronology – Everyday
    9. Polaris & Stranjah – Aquarius
    10. The Prototypes – Don’t Let Me Go ft. Amy Pearson
    11. Salaryman – He Knows
    12. J Majik & 78° – Day I Left
    13. Conspire – Rollin
    14. North Base – Tell You Y
    15. L Plus – Invincible
    16. Schematic & Polaris – Please Don’t
    17. Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Cover Our Eyes ft. Solah
    18. DJ Phantasy & Dextone – It’s a Feelin
    19. Oder – Mesmerize
    20. Digital vs Drumsound & Bassline Smith – First World Problem
    21. Document One – Say What
    22. DJ SS – Expression
    23. Dramatic & Terraform – Guilty
    24. J Majik & Louie Cabrera – Elastic
    25. Gradual – Falling Pieces
    26. T-Phonic & Deadman – Reflections
    27. Conspire – Inbetween
    28. Fade – Disco Ball
    29. Conspire – Glare of Brass
    30. Salaryman – Synthesized Melancholia
    31. Melinki – In Spirit ft. J Rokka
    32. The Burner Brothers – Bring Back the Funk
    33. Woofax – Afterburn
    34. Deadman – Give it to Me Low
    35. Brian Brainstorm – Badman Selector
    36. SKMA – 1Up
    37. Toronto is Broken – Back Again
    38. Continuous Mix 1 By Kronology
    39. Continuous Mix 2 By Kronology

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    liking that j majik tune...