North Base – I’m Forgiving Love ft Ewan Sim [Technique Recordings]

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Been living under a rock? No? Well, in that case, you won’t need to be told about the achievements of Manchester’s North Base. Together, team members Silver, Splice, and Prophecy have released on an eye-watering array of the world’s biggest DnB labels, and appeared on stages most deejays can only dream of. Basically, they’re a big deal. And now, following up their almighty collaboration with Erb N Dub, Punk Rock, they’re back on Technique with some brand new dynamite. Continue reading

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2DB – Leave [Technique Recordings]

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It’s been a while since we’ve seen Drumsound & Bassline Smith’s rough-edged alter-ego 2DB make an appearance. In fact, the last time the Technique bosses’ slightly more evil doppelgangers showed up was in 2015, when they delivered the masterpieces of filth Terrahawk, Check Out the Bounce, and Quaalude. So, have those two years away dulled the raucous sensibilities of the 2DB style? Continue reading

Document One – How Low Can You Get? / Girl [Technique Recordings]

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Without compromise, without fuss, the Document One boys have established themselves as certified production dons. They’ve managed to weave strands from soul, jazz, hip- hop, techno and funk together into something that’s always just a bit unpredictable. Well, that’s not quite true. The one thing you can predict with certainty is that, every time, they’ll do some serious damage in the dance. And here’s their new release to prove it. Continue reading

Simon Bassline Smith (Smith Inc) – Palomino / Sty-Le [Absolute2Records]

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Time for some history. We’re going back before Technique Recordings, before the team-up with Drumsound, even before drum ‘n’ bass existed as a genre. We’re going back to 1991, when Simon Bassline Smith made an indelible mark on the on the rave scene with his label Absolute 2. Those were the days when his imprint brought us the early work of soon-to-be-legends like Doc Scott and Nookie. Now, with newly remastered versions of some Absolute 2 classics, Mr Smith’s reminding us why he’s been big in the game since day. Continue reading