Review: No Concept look like they might soon be at the forefront of synth-heavy dancefloor music and, this time around, Technique are the vehicle for moving up that ladder, the patronage of Drumsound and Bassline Smith clearly serving them well. This single is, then, unsurprisingly good and it starts with 'Be The 1', a raucous track which takes 0 prisoners and relishes it, its growling bass are anything but kind yet definitely dancefloor worthy. 'Remember' is equally poisonous and the tune is so heavy you'll forget all about the fact you're being poisoned. Enjoy.
Review: Technique Recordings, founded by Drumsound & Bassline Smith back in 1999, is turning 20 this year and they're releasing a huge remix compilation to celebrate. Featuring remixes from artists old and new of Technique's best tracks, mostly originals from the founders themselves, this album stretches across 27 heavy, dancefloor numbers. The first outing, a remix of 'Come With Me' by Bladerunner, is classic KoTR vibes and we love the array of twisting, snarling basses that fans of this producer will recognise. Shouts also to Digital for his swirling remix of 'I Need Somebody', featuring some classic amens, and also Smooth for his popping remix of Tantrum Desire's 'Vybez'. Top stuff from a stalwart of the scene.
Review: Last spotted on Technique on their 2018 collection, and most recently spotted shelling the hell out of us on Serial Killaz, Exile returns to Drumsound & Bassline Smith's label with his biggest release to date. The opening track says it all; "Let's Go Mental" is a call to arms with a sweeping chainsaw bassline and industrial strength beats. It sets the scene for the carnage that follows as "Play Bass" strips things back into a swampy subby stew, "Woo Sound" flexes with a strange ghostly funk and classic rave vocal samples while "Nothing's Changed" closes the show with an absolutely stinking bassline and powerful vocals from Kat Howell. Mental status confirmed.