Review: Making music since the early '00s, badman duo Tantrum Desire have been keeping their sounds heavy from the streets of London since UKG was topping the charts. Bringing a fresh, modern twist to vintage and old school vibes, "Diversified" is a full-length look at where they're at right now, and it's mightily impressive. From the cinematic pomp of "Diversified" and the trancey rushes in "Genesis" to the totally massive "The Shadows" featuring Matrix & Futurebound and the ridiculously addictive "I Need You Here" with Drumsound and Bassline Smith, this LP is a must bag for any hardline drum and bass aficionado.
Review: Ever the go-to jump up producer of choice for Bassline Smith's Technique Recordings, Tantrum Desire steps up with another high-octane, dancefloor-driven slab of filth. "Get With It" is all accelerating builds, peeping synth squeals, grinding mid range and tear-out D&B at it's most energetic. "Reach VIP" adds a trance-like synthline and suitably euphoric, auto-tuned vocal and pairs it with Skrillex style edits and punishing drums. The dubstep tease is very of the moment, with smashing, swaggering drum work, drawn out synth manipulations and plenty of Doctor P-esque moments. There's also a radio edit, should you wish to check it out.
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.