Review: Jump up DnB hero L Plus is back with a one track banger, "Avenger", released as always by the mighty Technique Recordings label. A fizzy five minutes joy is to be had here, with the trademark L Plus urgency driving this hyper-dubby synth-laden anthem at full throttle. It's the latest teaser track to be released from the forthcoming Hideout album. We can't wait to hear it all!
Review: For Simon Bassline Smith's next musical adventure it's over to L Plus, who's joined by trance vocalist Shaz Sparks for this release on Technique Recordings. "Catastrophe" is an epic, trance-infused, drumstep fusion piece with shimmering vocals, smashing builds and breakdowns, pounding bass and bleepy synths. There's a dubstep mix for the heavier heads, plus a tidy D&B mix by Subsonik for the purists. One for the ravers!
Review: Having flirted with Radio One playlist action and skirted around Top 40 success, Drumsound & Bassline Smith's Technique imprint keep it real by nurturing new talent. Enter L Plus: perpetrator of the more rambunctious side of jump up D&B, his Time Travel EP kicks off with the Camo & Krooked meets Chromeo style venture title track, full of pumping drums, sci-fi samples and 80s synth-pop moments. "Human Condition" is another dance-off with bleeping computer game elements, crunchy drums, warping bass and jungle trumping goodness. "April" starts off with a bold thumping intro moving into another tear out number, before gulping SFX take over in "Digital Sound".
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: Thought Technique's last 15 year celebration compilation was huge? You've seen nothing yet. It's their quinceaNera, dammit, and they're not giving up the party yet. Drumsound & Bassline Smith hang on to those summer vibes with two inclusions and artists like Tantrum Desire, Tremah, L Plus and Document One hold the fort with similarly stonking tunes. Unbelievable variety from the label that just keeps on giving. Then giving some more.