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    New To Drum N Bass? Read This Thread

    Greetings and if you are a new member, welcome to this site and section.

    By looking at this thread it shows that you are taking an interest in this genre of music and we are glad to hear it. Drum N Bass has been around for a long time and we all hope it will continue to gather momentum.

    I'm sure though you don't fully understand how the genre is defined and this is the purpose of this article. It should help you work out what sub genres you like and don't like.

    Remember, if there is something you don't fully understand either if it's to do with the sub genres or mixing them, please feel free to post in this section of the froum. Please try not to post in the general or beginners section of the forum. This is not against forum rules but you won't usually receive advice from dnb and jungle dj's, but mostly house and trance DJ's, who may use different techniques, depending on your question.

    Don't be scared, we are a friendly, welcoming bunch

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    OK Lets start off

    Sub Genres

    Liquid / Liquid Funk


    Characterised by influences from disco, jazz, house and garage music, and widespread use of vocals.


    Artists
    Calibre
    London Elektricity
    High Contrast (Before his third album was released)
    Utah Jazz
    DJ Marky
    Makoto (post 2002)
    Klute
    Logistics
    Nu:Tone
    Syncopix
    Alix Perez
    Bachelors Of Science
    Zero Tolerance (aka Zero T)
    Marcus Intalex and ST Files (aka M.I.S.T, MIST:ICAL AND STcal)
    Furney
    Greg Packer
    Total Science

    Labels
    Shogun LTD
    Innerground
    Hospital Records (before 2009)
    Horizons
    Golden Orb
    Plush Recordings
    Liquid V
    Creative Source
    Signature
    Soul:R
    Commercial Suicide

    Examples of a liquid track









    Last edited by Doppelganger; 05-23-2012 at 03:46 PM.

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    Jump Up

    Is an energetic get on your feet/get moving style of drum n bass

    Artists

    Bad Company
    Twisted Individual
    Sub Focus
    G Dub
    Red One
    Shimon
    Original Sin
    Ram Trilogy
    J Majik & Wickerman
    Sub Zero
    Tantrum Desire
    Clipz
    Hazard
    Taxman
    Majistrate
    Dillinja

    Labels

    Ram
    V
    Audio Zoo
    Breakbeat Kaos
    Playaz
    Ganja
    Chronic
    Low Down Deep Recordings
    Cold Blooded Recordings
    Grid
    MTA
    Viper

    Examples of Jump Up







    Last edited by Doppelganger; 02-13-2012 at 04:49 AM.

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    Drumfunk

    Like atmospheric drum and bass with heavy emphasis on break-styled drum loops, occasionally broken up by drumless atmospheric passages or heavy tech pads and synths. There is a very blurred line between this genre and atmospheric as this genre also uses chopped up drum pattens

    Artists

    Seba
    Paradox
    Nebula
    Alaska
    Nucleus
    ASC
    Dub One
    Equinox
    B-Key
    Nolige

    Labels
    Covert Operations
    Secret Operations
    Paradox Music
    Arctic Music
    Outsider
    Scientific Wax
    Bassbin
    Interspective

    Examples of Drumfunk








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    Neuro / Neurofunk/ Tech Step

    Techstep is characterized by a dark, sci-fi mood, near-exclusive use of synthesised or sampled sound sources, influences from industrial and techno music, and what some writers have described as a "clinical" sound. This then progressed in Neuro/Neurofunk by juxtaposed elements of heavier and harder forms of funk with multiple influences ranging from techno, house and jazz, distinguished by consecutive stabs over the bassline and razor-sharp backbeats.

    Artists

    Ed Rush and Optical
    Phace
    Teebee
    Chook
    Miss Redflower
    Matrix (pre 2002)
    Calyx
    Audio
    Skynet
    Noisia
    Black Sun Empire
    Bulletproof(pre-2009)
    Concord Dawn(post-2005)
    Unknown Error
    Break
    Silent Witness
    Dom & Roland
    Gridlok
    Ill Skillz
    Hive
    Rascal & Klone
    Rawthang
    State Of Mind
    Psidream
    Axiom
    Vector Burn
    Jade
    Spor


    Labels

    Subtitles
    Virus
    Run Dnb
    Black Sun Empire Recordings
    Coded
    DNAudio
    Invader
    OHM Resistance
    Moving Shadow(2000-2007)
    Lifted Music
    Ammunition Recordings

    Examples of Tech Step








    Examples of Neuro/Neurofunk





    Last edited by Doppelganger; 05-23-2012 at 03:48 PM.

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    Hardstep
    It is characterised by a gritty production style, that has an inner-city feel to it. The breaks are less cut-up sounding than oldschool jungle, and harder, hence the name hardstep. Techstep is hardstep's most popular subgenre.

    Artist
    Tech Itch
    Current Value
    Limewax
    Zardonic
    Noistek
    Dylan
    Panacea
    Evol Intent


    Labels
    Freak
    L/B
    Tech Itch
    Barcode

    Examples of Hardstep






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    Old Skool Jungle

    Usually consists of the amen break chopped up and then rearranged. Most tracks have elements of reggae or ragga in them. This sound was widely used until the late 90s

    Artists

    Shy FX (pre 1998)
    Origin Unknown (pre 1999)
    Photek
    Adam F
    M Beat
    Foul Play
    Flytronix
    Tribe of Issachar
    Congo Natty/Blackstar/Lion of Judah
    DJ Krome & Mr. Time
    DJ Rap(pre-2000)
    DJ Randall
    Cool Hand Flex
    Majistrate
    Ellis Dee
    Stakka and K-Tee
    Ray Keith
    Drum N Bass Dream Team
    DJ SS
    DJ Trace
    Rufridge Kru

    Labels


    Ram (pre 1999)
    Moving Shadow (pre 1998)
    DeeJay
    Reinforced
    Metalheads
    Dread
    Joker
    Juice
    Toxic
    Kemet

    Examples of Old Skool Jungle







    Last edited by Doppelganger; 05-23-2012 at 03:48 PM.

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    Atmospheric / Intelligent

    Much more laid back than most other genres. Has rising pads and synths with chopped up drum pattens in some tracks

    Artists

    LTJ Bukem
    PHD
    Makoto (pre 2002)
    Big Bud
    Seba & Lotek
    Orange and Blue
    JCB
    ASC
    Rantoul
    Omni Trio
    Aquasky (pre 2000)
    Photek (aka Source direct, the sentinel, Aquarius, code of practice etc)
    Subject 13
    Blu Mar Ten
    Blame(Good Looking era, circa 1997-2003)
    Higher Sense
    JMJ & Richie

    Labels

    Good Looking Records / Looking Good Records
    Assendant Grooves
    Vibez
    Creative Source (pre 1998)
    Moving Shadow (pre 1999)
    Basement Records
    Cadence Recordings
    Metalheads

    Examples Of Atmospheric/Intelligent







    Last edited by Doppelganger; 05-23-2012 at 03:49 PM.

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    Minimal

    Came around in about 2008 and consists of the bare bones of drum n bass, sometimes at half the tempo.

    Artists

    D Bridge
    ASC
    Loxy
    Resound
    Genotype
    Jubei
    Bop
    Commix (post 2006)

    Labels

    There are not really any minimal only labels but quite a few minimal tracks have been released on the following labels

    Exit
    Levitated
    Metalheadz

    Examples Of Minimal








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