They had all the girls, it was where all the girls from the jungle scene had gone. Drum and bass was at its worst. Many felt that drum and bass music had weathered the ignorance, then support, and then hostility, of the mainstream media which had declared that "drum and bass is dead" in the late 90s , and that the revival of chart success indicated that the style was more than a passing fashion.
In turn, UK garage, after a brief period of extreme popularity, has found itself pushed to the underground and mostly superseded by grime. Drum and bass' survival reflects the tenacity of its original producers and artists who continued and continue to produce drum and bass, as well as the vitality of the new generation of producers, such as London Elektricity and Step In , Fabio began championing a form he called " liquid funk ".
This was characterised by influences from disco and house , and widespread use of vocals. Although slow to catch on at first, the style grew massively in popularity around , and by it was established as one of the biggest-selling subgenres in drum and bass, with labels like Hospital Records , State of the Art Recordings and Soul: R and artists including High Contrast , Calibre , Solid State , Nu:Tone , London Elektricity and Logistics among its main proponents.
Alex Reece and LTJ Bukem were amongst the first producers to experiment fully with deep smooth drum and bass, and as such could be considered the forerunners of liquid funk. The decade also saw the revival of jump-up. Referred to as "nu jump up", or pejoratively as clownstep, this kept the sense of fun and the simplistic, bouncing basslines from the first generation of jump up, but with tougher and more edgey production values, including increased sound compression.
This modern period has also seen the development of the style known as "dubwise", which returns drum and bass to its reggae-influenced roots and combines them with modern production techniques which had advanced immeasurably since the early days of jungle. Although the dub-influenced sound was not new, having long been championed by artists like Digital and Spirit, — saw a significant increase in its popularity and visibility.
Similarly, whilst there had long been a niche dedicated almost entirely to detailed drum programming and manipulation, championed by the likes of Paradox , the first half of this decade saw a revival and expansion in the subgenre known variously as drumfunk , "edits", or "choppage".
The new millennium also saw a fresh wave of live drum and bass bands. The likes of Reprazent and Red Snapper had performed live drum and bass during the s, but the re-creation of London Elektricity as a live band focussed renewed interest on the idea, with acts like The Bays, Keiretsu, Southampton based Gojira, Step 13 , Deadsilence Syndicate, and U.
V Ray feat. In addition the popular Breakbeat Kaos label has begun to focus more and more on bringing a live sound into drum and bass, both in the records they release and in the live band music played on live acoustic instruments, including guitar night the previously signed group Pendulum have hosted in London e.
October at the Fabric club. The Therapy Sessions franchise quickly expanded worldwide with greater repercussion on Eastern Europe with an attendance of more than This subgenre is identified primarily by its overall minimalistic song structure as well as its use of intricate percussion, deep sub-bass and subdued melodies. The first release focused on the core of Laswell and Submerged once again, with contributions from Toshinori Kondo and Guy Licata. The second release under the Method of Defiance moniker was a compilation style project focusing on drum 'n' bass.
The concept of the group has once again morphed into a full band concept. The group now consisted of Laswell, Guy Licata, Dr. Israel, Toshinori Kondo and Bernie Worrell. The rave scenes in Canada and the United States embraced the transition from Breakbeat to Drum and bass around This small handful of DJs and MCs spent years in the underground playing back rooms before the sound caught on throughout America.
Perhaps most responsible for the extensive introduction of drum and bass to the U. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Main article: Drum and bass. See also: Jungle music. Main article: Junglist. Shortly after midnight on New Years Day, , MC Conrad referred to the style of music LTJ Bukem was playing as both " hardcore " and "drum and bass", but neglected to describe it as jungle. Adam F's "Circles" Notice the subtle usage of drums and melodic elements, as contrasted to previous music samples.
It still contains a fast broken beat but the beat is less audible. Aphrodite "Ganja Man" A modern jump-up track with simple beats, a Lauryn Hill sample and vocal throwbacks to the ragga era of jungle. Retrieved April 5, Retrieved May 2, Retrieved May 3, Retrieved May 7, Ethereal, psychedelic keyboard effects take over, punctuated by occasional vocal or percussion samples. The lack of dynamics or drama in the album make it better suited to the background than the foreground of any given situation.
It could go over equally well in a doctor's office, a clothing boutique or a chill room. It is, however, a bit too static to listen to alone.
Ricky Nelson. Das EFX. Brenda Lee. Dave Samuels. The Young Lions. Skip to Content. Its elitist name turned many off. But this ambient spin on drum 'n' bass dynamics broke new ground — and its sound is still an influence today. Written by Ben Murphy Published onFind album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Urban Flavour: Modern Jazz Drum 'n Bass Turbo Funk - Various Artists on AllMusic - - The funk is definitely present in this jazzy,.