Dancefloor denizens, The Rinse has arrived with another salvo of new drum & bass. For this episode, we hand over the keys to the mighty group Drumsound & Bassline Smith–names that have resonated in D&B circles around the globe for over a decade. The group gives us five of their favorite tracks at the moment and unloads an exclusive mix that is certain to elevate blood pressure.
Drumsound & Bassline Smith have crafted countless hits over the last 15-plus years, including anthems like Through the Night, Close, and the timeless classic, The Odyssey. They’ve traversed every subgenre of D&B since hitting the scene in the late ’90s, supplying everything from jump-up flavor with tracks like Skumbag, to intelligent, soulful vibes with tunes like Feel the Sunset. The trio have even veered into 140 bpm territory with certified banger R U Ready.
The group recently celebrated the fifteenth anniversary of their historic label Technique Recordings with a massive compilation album back in February titled 15 Years of Technique. The album featured tracks from their stellar roster of artists including Tantrum Desire, L Plus, and Erb n Dub, to name a few. Fortunately, another anniversary album is in the pipeline just in time for the hot months called 15 Years of Technique Summer Selection. The first preview of the LP comes in the form of two brand new dancefloor heaters from the trio themselves called Memories and Primitive. If this preview is any indication of what’s to come on the Summer Selection album, Technique is poised to have an epic summer. To pick up the Memories/Primitive EP, click here to head over to Beatport.
Now, read on as Drumsound & Bassline Smith take us through their top five tracks at the moment and finish off with an upfront 30-minute mix (tracklist below). Enjoy!
Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Memories (Original Mix) [Technique]
We’ve been really busy in the studio over the last few month and this is a brand new one here from ourselves. ‘Memories’ always gets the hands in the air vibes going and conjures up those nostalgic sensations, building into a tidy uplifting roller. It’s a sampler to the second installment of the 15 Years of Technique Summer Selection album and is available now on exclusively on Beatport.
Tantrum Desire feat. Solah – Oblivion (Original Mix) [Technique]
We absolutely love this! It’s a massive new single from Tantrum Desire taken from their forthcoming Diversified album which will drop this summer. Oblivion is simply brilliant! Superb tune & a fine example of their song writing ability. Oblivion is available now exclusively on Beatport & don’t forget to check out the video on UKF!
Kronology & Devine Elements – Submerge (Original Mix) [Technique]
Well what can we say about Kronology? They are showing enormous potential and are taking the USA by storm right now. Their latest offering Submerge is a huge dance floor tune from the Technique new boys. Hailing straight from LA, these guys have come correct with an essential club banger, west coast style.
The Prototypes feat. Mad Hed City – Pop It Off (Original Mix) [Viper]
Forthcoming on The Prototypes’ eagerly awaited City Of Gold album and doing exactly what they do best. Top production and essential selection, these guys deliver each and every time. Big tune!
Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Primitive (Original Mix) [Technique]
Another brand new one from ourselves here. It’s been on heavy rotation for a while now and the reaction has been phenomenal; we’re really pleased with it. The flip to Memories, it’s available right now and will be released as part of the 15 Years of Technique Summer Selection due out later this year.
The Rinse Presents: Drumsound & Bassline Smith Exclusive Mix
1) Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Primitive (Original Mix) [Technique]
2) Dimension – Whip Slap (Original Mix) [MTA]
3) Kronology & Devine Elements – Submerge (Original Mix) [Technique]
4) The Prototypes feat. Mad Hed City – Pop It Off [Viper]
5) Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Spring Heel Jack (Original Mix) [Technique]
6) Deadmau5 – Some Chords (Cyantific Bootleg)
7) Original Sin – Get the Fuck Out (Original Mix) [Playaz]
8) 2DB – Qualuude (Original Mix) [Technique]
9) Matrix & Futurebound – Glow Worm (Original Mix) [Viper]
10) Decoder & Substance – Red (Document One Remix) [Technique]
11) DC Breaks – Bad Flow (Original Mix) [RAM]
12) Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Memories (Original Mix) [Technique]
13) Tantrum Desire feat. Solah – Oblivion (Original Mix) [Technique]