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

Youngman – Spinning (Sunrise Mix) [Technique Recordings]

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As one of the most versatile singer-songwriter-emcees the scene has produced, Youngman does a lot more than DnB. 2017, though, sees him prove his junglist credentials once again. He’s featured on huge tracks like Drumsound & Bassline Smith’s Steal My Heart and Wilkinson’s Hypnotic, played huge shows, and, now, he’s dropped another solo release on Technique. His reworked garage classic Sorry has already hit Spotify’s Viral Top 20 this year, and he’s back with the follow-up. Continue reading