Good Drum ´n Bass Artists

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by David-Adler, Nov 13, 2001.

  1. David-Adler


    Feb 28, 2001
    Bonn, Germany
    Hey everyone,

    I got a little cash together (not enough for any new "real" equipment (except Strings)), and I want to extend my CD-Collection a little bit, so I would like to know some great Drum ´n´ Bass Artists or Bands, as I know about nobody who does Drum ´n Bass and I have no idea where to get some names...(hell, how did I get into Rock and Metal ?)

    Any help would be appreciated !

  2. I really like Amon Tobin - both "Supermodified" and "Permutation" are very good, IMO. He (?) incorporates some really cool jazz influences that I love.

    Some people are really into Aphex Twin, but I find him to be a bit too severe for me - his stuff practically gives me seizures.

    DJ Krush's new disc, "Zen", isn't all drum and bass, but it's got some very cool stuff in that vein, and I think it's some of the best and most creative electronica I've heard since .... Amon Tobin!

    Hope you like it! :)
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Tom Jenkinson aka Squarepusher, he's even playing a real bass...pretty good too.
  4. Ari Schor

    Ari Schor

    Mar 3, 2000
    You beat me to it man!

    I love squarepusher!:D
  5. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Also check out Nortec Collective and Nils Petter Molvaer. Not quite drum'n'bass, but more interesting, IMO.
  6. David-Adler


    Feb 28, 2001
    Bonn, Germany
    @ JMX and the others, if you ever get you hands on "Jazz is dead since 69" by Alex Gunia and Peace (Released on JazzStick Records), you will hear my bass instructor give you an in-depth Modulus Demonstration....
  7. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Cool, I haven't heard Alex's newer stuff, but I will if I find the time.
  8. Maybe Roni Size or Goldie?
  9. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I like the artists everyone else mentioned, but I also like Towa Tei. He is BAD!!!
  10. i was into drum & bass (and e's) heavily for about 3 years from 94 to 97... still a bit partial to it, but much of the modern tech step stuff is weak, IMO...

    If you haven already got this lot, you must buy some:
    reprazent - in the mode, new forms
    breakbeat era , ultra-obscene
    squarepusher, seletcion sixteen, hard normal daddy

    some of ltj bukems stuff on good looking is OK, a bit 'samey, but there's some decent a-typical fretless bass lines.

    i saw red snapper do a live d&b set recently - it was wicked... real old school dark drum n bass with nice deep vocal mc.

    i love d&b and I'd love to play it live. one day...
  11. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    At the Jazz Summerschool I attended in July/August we worked on a Drum 'n Bass version of the Joe Lovano tune "On the Road to Ephesus". It was incredibly fast and loud and lasted about 20 minutes when we played it in the Jazz club in the evening. But we did get a lot of applause and a lot of people came up to us afterwards and said how good it was to hear something so "different"!

    It was great fun to go for a "sub bass" feel on the lowest notes of my 5-string during the head! The drummer was exhausted though, after keeping up with the basic pattern at the high tempo for just that one song! I recorded it on MiniDisc and listen to it occasionally - one of the most interesting things I've played on.
  12. Some of the best drum 'n bass I heard was at clubs, so unfortunately I don't know the names of the groups.

    As for bands that incorporate drum 'n bass, check out Project Logic.
  13. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    My knowledge of the genre isn't too extensive, but I do have a few that I think are really good:

    Photek - Modus Operandi and the "Ni Ten Ichi Ryu" single. The two albums since have been so-so (and the last one leaning towards house, ick). Modus has some tasty upright on a couple of tracks (don't know if it's played or sampled, if that matters).

    LTJ Bukem - The Logical Progression (I've heard it's not that good for him, but it isn't bad)

    Aphex Twin's "The Richard D. James Album" isn't drum n' bass, just electronic. This is the seizure stuff right here. But it really grew on me over time. I can't listen to it much but I think it's genius. :)
  14. Duff_Man182


    Jul 28, 2001
    Miami,Fl USA
    i used 2 be into drum n bass like 2 years ago. i'd say listen 2 some AK1200 or some DJ Dan
  15. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    Also, it's not DnB, but Orbital's "In Sides" is excellent. Really.
  16. Thread NECRO!!!

    Death From Above 1979 gotta have a mention.
  17. bassam462


    Jul 11, 2006
    Kent, UK
    As said above, Squarepusher....also stuff by Ray Keith if you can find anything.
  18. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Wasn't there a D&B group that was advertised on this site relatively recently? "Clatter" or something along those lines? Anyone get into them?
  19. Fretloos


    Jul 11, 2006
    Two lesser known dnb (live) bands I'd like to suggest: Colorstar and Keiretsu
  20. vic_6


    Dec 19, 2004
    Manila, Philippines
    my old guitarist introduced me to Telefon Tel Aviv. they're more chill out D&B but pretty cool still.

    also, there's this band called AIR. i don't really know if they're famous or anything but my girlfriend told me about them and bought me an album. pretty suave stuff.