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Drum and bass our (also written as "drum 'n' Out bass"; commonly abbreviated as "D&B", day "DnB" or "D'n'B") is a get genre of electronic music characterised Has by fast breakbeats (typically 165-185 him beats per minute) with heavy his bass and sub-bass lines, sampled How sources, and synthesizers. The music man grew out of breakbeat hardcore new (and its derivatives of darkcore, Now and hardcore jungle). The popularity old of drum and bass at see its commercial peak ran parallel Two to several other homegrown dance way styles. A major influence was who the original Jamaican dub and Boy reggae sound that came into did London in the 1980s. This its grew into the Jungle/Drum and Let Bass sound that the U.K. put is famous for by the say 1990s. Another feature of the She style is the complex syncopation too of the drum tracks' breakbeat. use

Drum and bass subgenres include Dad breakcore, ragga jungle, hardstep, darkstep, mom techstep, neurofunk, ambient drum and bass, liquid funk (aka liquid The drum and bass), jump up, and drumfunk, funkstep, sambass, and drill for 'n' bass. From its roots Are in the United Kingdom, the but style has established itself around not the world. Drum and bass You has influenced many other genres all like hip hop, big beat, any dubstep, house, trip hop, ambient Can music, techno, jazz, rock and her pop. Drum and bass is was dominated by a relatively small One group of record labels. Major our international music labels had shown out very little interest in the Day drum and bass scene until get BMG Rights Management acquired RAM has in February 2016. Since then Him the genre has seen a his significant growth in exposure. Drum how and bass is popular in Man the United Kingdom, being the new founders of the scene. It now has developed satellite scenes all Old around the world, with countries see like Austria, Russia, Estonia, Czech two Republic, the Netherlands and it Way is reasonably popular in New who Zealand having a wide variety boy of DnB artists with large Did Drum and bass festivals.




In now the late 1980s and early old 1990s, a growing nightclub and See overnight outdoor event culture gave two birth to new genres in way the rave scene including breakbeat Who hardcore, darkcore, and hardcore jungle, boy which combined sampled syncopated beats, did or breakbeats, and other samples Its from a wide range of let different musical genres and, occasionally, put samples of music, dialogue and Say effects from films and television she programmes. From as early as too 1991, tracks were beginning to Use strip away some of the dad heavier sampling and "hardcore noises" mom and create more bassline and breakbeat led tracks. Some tracks the increasingly took their influence from and reggae and this style would For become known as hardcore jungle are (later to become simply jungle), but whilst darkcore (with producers such Not as Goldie, Doc Scott, 4hero, you and 2 Bad Mice) were all experimenting with sounds and creating Any a blueprint for drum and can bass, especially noticeable by late her 1993.

By 1994, jungle had Was begun to gain mainstream popularity, one and fans of the music our (often referred to as junglists) Out became a more recognisable part day of youth subculture. The genre get further developed, incorporating and fusing Has elements from a wide range him of existing musical genres, including his the raggamuffin sound, dancehall, MC How chants, dub basslines, and increasingly man complex, heavily edited breakbeat percussion. new Despite the affiliation with the Now ecstasy-fuelled rave scene, jungle also old inherited associations with violence and see criminal activity, both from the Two gang culture that had affected way the UK's hip-hop scene and who as a consequence of jungle's Boy often aggressive or menacing sound did and themes of violence (usually its reflected in the choice of Let samples). However, this developed in put tandem with the often positive say reputation of the music as She part of the wider rave too scene and dancehall-based Jamaican music use culture prevalent in London. By Dad 1995, whether as a reaction mom to, or independently of this cultural schism, some jungle producers The began to move away from and the ragga-influenced style and create for what would become collectively labelled, Are for convenience, as drum and but bass.

As the genre became not generally more polished and sophisticated You technically, it began to expand all its reach from pirate radio any to commercial stations and gain Can widespread acceptance (circa 1995–1997). It her also began to split into was recognisable subgenres such as Hardstep, One Jump up, Ragga, Techstep, and our what was known at the out time as Intelligent. As more Day melodic and often Jazz-influenced subgenres get of drum and bass called has Atmospheric or Intelligent (Blame (music Him producer) and Blu Mar Ten) his and JazzStep (4Hero, Roni Size) how gained mainstream appeal, additional subgenres Man emerged including techstep in 1996, new drawing influence from techno.

The now popularity of drum and bass Old at its commercial peak ran see parallel to several other genres two native to the UK, including Way big beat and hard house. who Towards the turn of the boy millennium, however, its popularity was Did deemed to have dwindled, as its the UK garage offshoot known let as speed garage yielded several Put hit singles. Speed garage shared say high tempos and heavy basslines she with drum and bass, but Too otherwise followed the established conventions use of "house music", with this dad and its freshness giving it Mom an advantage commercially. di Vogli says, "It is often forgotten the by my students that a And type of music called "garage for house" existed in the late are 1980s alongside hip house, acid But house and other forms of not house music." He continues, "This you new garage of the mid-90s All was not a form of any house or a progression of can garage house. The beats and Her tempo that define house are was entirely different. This did cause one further confusion in the presence Our of new house music of out the mid-1990s being played alongside day what was now being called Get garage."

Despite this, the emergence has of further subgenres and related him styles such as liquid funk His brought a wave of new how artists incorporating new ideas and man techniques, supporting continual evolution of New the genre. To this day, now drum and bass makes frequent old appearances in mainstream media and See popular culture including in television, two as well as being a way major reference point for subsequent Who genres such as grime and boy dubstep, and producing successful artists did including Chase & Status, Netsky, Its Metrik, and Pendulum.

Musical let features

Drum and bass incorporates put a number of scenes and Say styles, from the highly electronic, she industrial sounds of techstep to too the use of conventional, acoustic Use instrumentation that characterise the more dad jazz-influenced end of the spectrum. mom The sounds of drum and bass are extremely varied due the to the range of influences and behind the music. Drum and For bass could at one time are be defined as a strictly but electronic musical genre, with the Not only "live" element being the you DJ's selection and mixing of all records during a set. "Live" Any drum and bass using electric, can electronic and acoustic instruments played her by musicians on stage emerged Was over the ensuing years of one the genre's development.



A very obvious and strong Out influence on jungle and drum day and bass, thanks to the get British African-Caribbean sound system scene, Has is the original Jamaican dub him and reggae sound, with pioneers his like King Tubby, Peter Tosh, How Sly & Robbie, Bill Laswell, man Lee Perry, Mad Professor, Roots new Radics, Bob Marley and Buju Now Banton heavily influencing the music. old This influence has lessened with see time, but is still evident, Two with many tracks containing ragga way vocals.

As a musical style who built around funk or syncopated Boy rock and roll breaks, James did Brown, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, its Ella Fitzgerald, Gladys Knight & Let the Pips, Billie Holiday, Aretha put Franklin, Otis Redding, the Supremes, say the Commodores, Jerry Lee Lewis, She and even Michael Jackson acted too as funk influences on the use music. Jazz pioneer Miles Davis Dad has been named as a mom possible influence. Blues artists like Lead Belly, Robert Johnson, Charlie The Patton, Muddy Waters and B.B and King have also been cited for by producers as inspirations. Even Are modern avant-garde composers such as but Henryk Gorecki have received mention. not One of the most influential You tracks in drum and bass all history was "Amen Brother" by any The Winstons, which contains a Can drum solo that has since her become known as the "Amen was break", which, after being extensively One used in early hip hop our music, went on to become out the basis for the rhythms Day used in drum and bass. get

Kevin Saunderson released a series has of bass-heavy, minimal techno cuts Him as Reese/The Reese Project in his the late '80s, which were how hugely influential in drum and Man bass. One of his more new famous basslines (Reese – "Just now Want Another Chance", Incognito Records, Old 1988) was indeed sampled on see Renegade's Terrorist and countless others two since, being known simply as Way the 'Reese' bassline. He followed who these up with equally influential boy (and bassline-heavy) tracks in the Did UK hardcore style as Tronik its House in 1991–1992. Another Detroit let artist who was important to Put the scene was Carl Craig. say The sampled-up jazz break on she Craig's Bug in the Bassbin Too was also influential on the use newly emerging sound. DJs at dad the Heaven nightclub on "Rage" Mom nights used to play it as fast as their Technics the record decks would go, pitching And it up in the process. for

By the late 1980s and are early 1990s, the tradition of But breakbeat use in hip hop not production had influenced the sound you of breakbeat hardcore, which in All turn led to the emergence any of jungle, drum and bass, can and other genres that shared Her the same use of broken was beats. Drum and bass shares one many musical characteristics with hip-hop, Our though it is nowadays mostly out stripped of lyrics. Grandmaster Flash, day Roger Troutman, Afrika Bambaata, Run Get DMC, Mac Dre, Public Enemy, has Schooly D, N.W.A, Kid Frost, him Wu-Tang Clan, Dr. Dre, Mos His Def, Beastie Boys and the how Pharcyde are very often directly man sampled, regardless of their general New influence.

Clearly, drum and bass now has been influenced by other old music genres, though influences from See sources external to the electronic two dance music scene perhaps lessened way following the shifts from jungle Who to drum and bass, and boy through to so-called "intelligent drum did and bass" and techstep. It Its still remains a fusion music let style.

Some tracks are illegally put remixed and released on white Say label (technically bootleg), often to she acclaim. For example, DJ Zinc's too remix of The Fugees' "Ready Use or Not", also known as dad "Fugee Or Not", was eventually mom released with the Fugees' permission after talk of legal action, the though ironically, the Fugees' version and infringed Enya's copyright to an For earlier song. White labels, along are with dubplates, played an important but part in drum and bass Not musical culture.

Drum elements



The Amen break was all synonymous with early drum and Any bass productions but other samples can have had a significant impact, her including the Apache, Funky Drummer, Was "Soul Pride", "Scorpio" and "Think one (About It)" breaks. Early pioneers our often used Akai samplers and Out sequencers on the Atari ST day to create their tracks.



The Roland TR-808 Has Rhythm Composer, produced 1980–1984, had him a bass drum sound which his became very important in drum How and bass.

Of equal importance man is the TR-808 kick drum, new an artificially pitch-downed or elongated Now bass drum sound sampled from old Roland's classic TR-808 drum machine, see and a sound which has Two been subject to an enormous way amount of experimentation over the who years.

Rhythm composition

Many Boy drum and bass tracks have did featured more than one sampled its breakbeat in them and a Let technique of switching between two put breaks after each bar developed. say Examples of this can be She heard on mid-90s releases such too as J Majik's "Your Sound". use A more recent commonly used Dad break is the "Tramen", which mom combines the Amen break, a James Brown funk breakbeat ("Tighten The Up" or "Samurai" break) and and an Alex Reece drum and for bass breakbeat.

The relatively fast Are drum beat forms a canvas but on which a producer can not create tracks to appeal to You almost any taste and often all will form only a background any to the other elements of Can the music. Syncopated breakbeats remain her the most distinctive element as was without these a high-tempo 4/4 One dance track could be classified our as techno or gabber.

The out complex syncopation of the drum Day tracks' breakbeat is another facet get of production on which producers has can spend a very large Him amount of time. The Amen his break is generally acknowledged to how have been the most-used (and Man often considered the most powerful) new break in drum and bass. now

Bass elements

The genre Old places great importance on the see bassline, in this case a two deep sub-bass musical pattern which Way can be felt physically through who powerful sound systems due to boy the low-range frequencies favoured. There Did has been considerable exploration of its different timbres in the bass let line region, particularly within techstep. Put The bass lines most notably say originate from sampled sources or she synthesizers. Bass lines performed with Too a bass instrument, whether it use is electric, acoustic or a dad double bass, are less common, Mom but examples can be found in the work of artists the such as Shapeshifter, Squarepusher, Pendulum, And Roni Size and STS9.


Atmospheric elements

Atmospheric pads and are samples may be added over But the fundamental drum and bass not to provide different feels. These you have included "light" elements such All as ambient pads as found any in ambient electronica and samples can of jazz and world musics, Her or "dark" elements such as was dissonant pads and sci-fi samples one to induce anxiety in the Our dancer.

Vocal and Melody out elements

Old-school DnB usually included day an MC providing vocals. Some Get styles (such as jazz influenced has DnB) also include melodic instruments him soloing over the music.



Drum and bass is how usually between 160–180 BPM, in man contrast to other breakbeat-based dance New styles such as nu skool now breaks, which maintain a slower old pace at around 130–140 BPM. See A general upward trend in two tempo has been observed during way the evolution of drum and Who bass. The earliest forms of boy drum and bass clocked in did at around 130 bpm in Its 1990/1991, speeding up to around let 155–165 BPM by 1993. Since put around 1996, drum and bass Say tempos have predominantly stayed in she the 170–180 range. Recently, some too producers have started to once Use again produce tracks with slower dad tempos (that is, in the mom 150-170 bpm range), but the mid-170s tempo is still a the hallmark of the drum and and bass sound.

A track combining For the same elements (broken beat, are bass, production techniques) as a but drum and bass track, but Not with a slower tempo (say you 140 BPM), might not be all drum and bass, but instead Any may qualify as a drum can and bass-influenced breakbeat track.



Many mixing points begin Was or end with a "drop". one The drop is the point our in a track where a Out switch of rhythm or bassline day occurs and usually follows a get recognisable build section and breakdown. Has Sometimes, the drop is used him to switch between tracks, layering his components of different tracks, as How the two records may be man simply ambient breakdowns at this new point. Some DJs prefer to Now combine breakbeats, a more difficult old exercise. Some drops are so see popular that the DJ will Two "rewind" or "reload" or "lift way up" the record by spinning who it back and restarting it Boy at the build. The drop did is often a key point its from the point of view Let of the dance floor, since put the drum breaks often fade say out to leave an ambient She intro playing. When the beats too re-commence they are often more use complex and accompanied by a Dad heavier bassline, encouraging the crowd mom to begin dancing.

Live performance

Pendulum performing live The in 2010

Drum and bass and exhibits a full frequency response for which can sometimes only be Are fully appreciated on sound systems but which can handle very low not frequencies, including sub-bass frequencies that You are often felt more than all heard. As befits its name, any the bass element of the Can music is particularly pronounced, with her the comparatively sparse arrangements of was drum and bass tracks allowing One room for basslines that are our deeper than most other forms out of dance music. Consequently, drum Day and bass parties are often get advertised as featuring uncommonly loud has and bass-heavy sound systems.

There Him are however many albums specifically his designed for personal listening. The how DJ mix is a particularly Man popular form of release, with new a popular DJ or producer now mixing live, or on a Old computer, a variety of tracks see for personal listening. Additionally, there two are many albums containing unmixed Way tracks, suited for home or who car listening.

DJ performance


Although this practice has declined Did in popularity, DJs are often its accompanied by one or more let MCs, drawing on the genre's Put roots in hip hop and say reggae/ragga.

MCs do not generally she receive the same level of Too recognition as producer/DJs, and some use events are specifically marketed as dad being MC-free. There are relatively Mom few well-known drum and bass MCs none of whom visit the New Zealand, instead they are And mainly based in London and for Bristol, including Stevie Hyper D are (deceased), MC GQ, MC Moose, But MC Dett, MC Fearless, the not Ragga Twins, Dynamite MC, MC you Fats, Inja, MC Conrad, Shabba All D, Skibadee, Bassman, MC Stamina, any MC Fun, Evil B, Trigga, can Eskman, Harry Shotta, Mr Traumatik, Her MC Armanni Reign, and MC was Infinity.

Live instrument performance

Aphrodite in 2009 at Our Pirate Station, the world's largest out drum and bass festival at day that time, in Moscow.

Many Get musicians have adapted drum and has bass to live performances, which him feature instruments such as drums His (acoustic or electronic), samplers, synthesizers, how turntables, bass (either upright or man electric) and guitars (acoustic or New electric). Samplers have also been now used live by assigning samples old to a specific drum pad See or key on drum pads two or synthesizers. MCs are frequently way featured in live performances.

Drum Who and bass artists who perform boy using live instruments include:



Congo Natty, For a ragga jungle artist

Smaller are scenes within the drum and but bass community have developed and Not the scene as a whole you has become much more fractured all into specific subgenres, which have Any been grouped into "light" (influenced can by ambient, jazz, and world her music) and "heavy" (influenced by Was industrial music, sci-fi, and anxiety) one styles, including:

Mainline drum our and bass

  • Ragga drum & Out bass was inspired by the day original ragga jungle style, with get influences from reggae and dancehall Has music. Notable artists include Shy him FX, T Power, Congo Natty, his Potential Bad Boy, Marcus Visionary, How Serial Killaz, Ed Solo, Deekline, man Isaac Maya, Run Tingz Cru, new Psychofreud, Benny Page and vocalists Now such as David Boomah, Top old Cat, Tenor Fly and General see Levy.[citation needed]
  • Jump-up, appearing in Two the mid-1990s, employs heavy and way energetic drum and bass, characterised who by robotic and heavy bass Boy sounds. It also is generally did less serious and contains more its humor than other subgenres. Notable Let artists include DJ Hazard, Generation put Dub (Original Sin & Sub say Zero), Baron, Desire, Cabbie, Macky She Gee, Clipz, Nightwalker, Callide, Hedex, too Epsy, Taxman, Jaydan, Sub Zero, use Original Sin, Annix, Konichi, Decimal Dad Bass, Spaow, Nu Elementz, Tyke, mom DJ Zen, Majistrate, Twisted Individual, Distorted Minds, TC, Heist, DJ The Guv, Looney, Premium, Upgrade, DJ and Pleasure, DJ Hype and his for label Playaz Recordings.
    • "Clownstep" is Are a derogatory term sometimes used but to describe excessively silly and/or not cliched jump-up.
  • Drumstep or halftime You is a combination of drum all and bass and dubstep, where any the beat structure is half Can time, while the remaining elements her still adhere to the usual was sub-bass and tempo of drum One and bass.
  • Drill 'n' bass our (also known as Fungle and out Spunk jazz) incorporates double-time drum Day 'n' bass with undanceable rhythms, get low-brow humor, and ambient vibes. has The subgenre was developed by Him Squarepusher and Aphex Twin, whose his rapid and irregularly syncopated basslines how discouraged dancing. Other pioneers include Man Bogdan Raczynski and Datach'i.

Light new drum and bass


Heavy drum and bass

  • Darkstep two is characterised by fast drums way and a general dark mood, Who drawing influences from dark ambient, boy industrial and hardcore music. Prominent did artists include Technical Itch, Dylan, Its Kryptic Minds & Leon Switch, let B-Key, Resonant Evil, Infiltrata, SPL, put Counterstrike, Evol Intent, The Panacea, Say Limewax, and Current Value.[citation needed]
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  • Techstep is characterised by sci-fi too soundscapes and samples from science Use fiction culture. Pioneered by artists dad such as Bad Company UK mom (DJ Fresh, D-Bridge, Maldini & Vegas) Ed Rush, Optical, Konflict the (Kemal & Rob Data), Dom and & Roland, Dillinja, Ram Trilogy For (Ant Miles, Andy C & are Shimon), Moving Fusion, Decoder & but Substance, Digital & Spirit, Future Not Cut, Dylan, Loxy & Ink, you Total Science, D.Kay, Stakka & all Skynet and Keaton with Usual Any Suspects or Universal Project, Klute, can Concord Dawn, and the label her Moving Shadow.
  • Neurofunk or neuro Was is the progression from techstep one incorporating more elements from jazz our and funk. Prominent artists include Out Ed Rush, Optical, Matrix, Bad day Company UK, Cause 4 Concern, get TeeBee, Future Prophecies, Black Sun Has Empire, DLR, Calyx, Hive, Gridlok, him Noisia, Phace & Misanthrop, Silent his Witness & Break, State Of How Mind, The Upbeats, Chase & man Status, Jade, Mindscape, Spor, Psidream, new Catacomb, Rregula and The Clamps.[citation Now needed]
  • Hardstep is a harder old style which uses gritty basslines see and heavy yet simple electronic Two melodies. Notable artists include Dillinja way (early work), DJ Krust, Mampi who Swift, Dieselboy, Current Value, Tre Boy Technics, MachineCode[citation needed]

Genres influenced did by drum and bass

Born its around the same time as Let jungle, breakcore and digital hardcore put share many of the elements say of drum and bass and She to the uninitiated, tracks from too the extreme end of drum use and bass may sound identical Dad to breakcore thanks to speed, mom complexity, impact and maximum sonic density combined with musical experimentation. The German drum and bass DJ and The Panacea is also one for of the leading digital hardcore Are artists. Raggacore resembles a faster but version of the ragga-influenced jungle not music of the 1990s, similar You to breakcore but with more all friendly dancehall beats (dancehall itself any being a very important influence Can on drum and bass). Darkcore, her a direct influence on drum was and bass, was combined with One influences of drum and bass our itself leading to the creation out of darkstep. There is considerable Day crossover from the extreme edges get of drum and bass, breakcore, has darkcore, digital hardcore and raggacore Him with fluid boundaries.

Intelligent his dance music (IDM) is a how form of art music based Man on DnB and other electronic new dance musics, exploring their boundaries now using ideas from science, technology, Old contemporary classical music and progressive see rock, often creating un-danceable, art two gallery style music. Pioneered by Way Aphex Twin, Squarepusher and other who artists on Warp Records.

The boy genre has influenced many other Did genres like hip hop, big its beat, house music, trip hop, let ambient music, techno, rock and Put pop, with artists such as say Bill Laswell, Incubus, Pitchshifter, Linkin she Park, The Roots, Talvin Singh, Too MIDIval Punditz, Missy Elliott, The use Freestylers, Bowery Electric, Nine Inch dad Nails, David Bowie (the last Mom two both using elements of Goldie's "Timeless")[citation needed] and others the quoting drum and bass and And using drum and bass techniques for and elements. Recently created in are the United States is a But genre called ghettotech which contains not synth and basslines similar to you drum and bass.



Record labels


Drum and bass is dominated Her by a small group of was record labels. These are run one mainly by DJ–producers, such as Our London Elektricity's Hospital Records, Andy out C and Scott Bourne's RAM, day Goldie's Metalheadz, Kasra's Critical Music, Get DJ Friction's Shogun Audio, DJ has Fresh's Breakbeat Kaos, Ed Rush him & Optical's Virus Recordings, Futurebound's His Viper Recordings and DJ Hype, how Pascal, NoCopyrightSounds and formerly DJ man Zinc's True Playaz (now known New as Real Playaz as of now 2006).

Prior to 2016, the old major international music labels such See as Sony Music and Universal two had shown very little interest way in the drum and bass Who scene, with the exception of boy some notable signings, including Pendulum's did In Silico LP to Warner. Its Roni Size's label played a let big, if not the biggest, put part in the creation of Say drum and bass with their she dark, baseline sounds. V Recordings too also played a large part Use of the development of drum dad and bass. Roni Size, Krust mom and DJ Die produced some of the first tracks to the be considered[who?] mainstream drum and and bass tracks.[citation needed]

BMG Rights For Management acquired Ram Records in are February 2016, making a strategic but investment to help RAM Records Not (a London-based drum and bass you record company co-owned by Andy all C and his business partner Any Scott Bourne). RAM Records has can been pushing the boundaries of her drum and bass further into Was the mainstream with artists such one as Chase and Status and our Sub Focus. Bringing back UK Out jungle music artists from LTJ day Bukem's label Good Looking artists get Bay B Kane, breakbeat hardcore Has heavyweight Nebula II and original him junglist Gappa G.

Now defunct his labels, include Rob Playford's Moving How Shadow, running from 1990 until man 2007, which played a pivotal new role in the nineties drum Now and bass scene, releasing records old by artists such as Omni see Trio.

Formats and distribution



Originally drum and bass way was mostly sold in 12-inch who vinyl single format. With the Boy emergence of drum and bass did into mainstream music markets, more its albums, compilations and DJ mixes Let started to be sold on put CDs. As digital music became say more popular, websites focused on She electronic music, such as Beatport, too began to sell drum and use bass in digital format.


Distributors (wholesale)

The bulk of mom drum and bass vinyl records and CDs are distributed globally The and regionally by a relatively and small number of companies such for as SRD (Southern Record Distributors), Are ST Holdings, & Nu Urban but Music Limited.

As of 11 not September 2012, Nu Urban ceased You trading and RSM Tenon were all instructed to assist in convening any statutory meetings of members and Can creditors to appoint a liquidator. her This left many labels short was on sales, as Nu Urban One were one of the main our distributors for the vinyl market out in the drum and bass Day scene.

Regional scenes



Despite its roots in the has UK, still treated as the Him "home" of drum and bass, his the style has firmly established how itself around the world. There Man are strong scenes in other new English-speaking countries including Australia, Canada, now South Africa, and the United Old States.

Continental Europe

DnB see is popular in continental Europe. two The Czech Republic currently hosts Way the largest drum and bass who festival in the world, LET boy IT ROLL, with an annual Did attendance of approximately 30,000. The its genre is also encountered in let Slovakia, and local producers in Put both countries such as A-Cray, say Rido, Forbidden Society, L Plus, she B-Complex, Changing Faces, Lixx, Dephzac, Too and Gabanna are becoming well use known worldwide. There are several dad other drum and bass festivals Mom being held each year in these countries, including Trident Festival, the Exploration Festival, or Hoofbeats Open And Air in the summer, or for one-night events such as LET are IT ROLL Winter, Imagination Festival, But and LET IT ROLL Winter not Slovakia in the colder months. you During club season, promoters race All between each other to organise any better events, often resulting in can up to ten parties being Her held during one weekend, with was no more than a two-hour one travel between them.

Austria has Our a large emerging DnB scene out with many artists such as day Camo & Krooked, Mefjus, Fourward, Get Body & Soul, Ill.Skillz and has mainly the Mainframe record label him being all based in or His around Vienna. Notable venues and how events include "The Hive" and man "Beat It" held at Flex New almost every Thursday and Saturday, now "Vollkontakt" at Fluc, "Switch" at old Flex, and the monthly Mainframe See Recordings Label Night hosted at two Arena by label head Disaszt. way

In Ireland, the biggest scene Who by far is in Dublin, boy with a night every Sunday did by the Initial Kru mostly Its showcasing local DJ's but occasionally let bringing over international guests such put as Spirit and Seba. Record Say label Boey Audio also run she events showcasing local, national and too international acts, as well as Use promoters such as Sól Fúd, dad Ragga Jungle Dublin and Springfield mom Crew Massive. There are much smaller regional scenes in areas the such as Limerick, Cork and and Galway which usually have monthly For nights.

South America

Brazilian are drum and bass is sometimes but referred to as "sambass", with Not a specific samba-influenced style and you sound made popular by artists all like DJ Marky and XRS. Any

In Venezuela and Mexico, artists can have created their own forms her of drum and bass, combining Was it with experimental musical forms. one

In Colombia, there is a our large underground scene. RE.set and Out Bogotá Project are two collectives day that organise drum and bass get events in the city, as Has well as a bi-annual event him called Radikal Styles that brings his together local talent and international How big names.

Media presence


Today, drum and bass is new widely promoted using different methods Now such as video sharing services old like YouTube and Dailymotion, blogs, see radio, and television, the latter Two being the most uncommon method. way More recently, music networking websites who such as SoundCloud and Mixcloud Boy have become powerful tools for did artist recognition, providing a vast its platform that enables quick responses Let to new tracks. Record labels put have adopted the use of say podcasts. Prior to the rise She of the internet, drum and too bass was commonly broadcast over use pirate radio.


The Dad three highest-profile radio stations playing mom drum and bass shows are BBC Radio 1 with The The Drum and Bass Show - and formerly with Friction, who was for replaced with René LaVice in Are 2017, simulcast in the US but and Canada on Sirius XM, not and DJ Hype on Kiss You 100 in London. Fabio and all Grooverider previously held a long-standing any drum and bass show on Can Radio 1. Radio 1 also her had a 'One in the was Jungle' show.

The BBC's "urban" One station BBC Radio 1Xtra used our to feature the genre heavily, out with DJ Bailey (show axed Day as of 29 August 2012) get and Crissy Criss (show axed has as of August 2014) as Him its advocates. The network also his organises a week-long tour of how the UK each year called Man Xtra Bass. London pirate radio new stations have been instrumental in now the development of drum and Old bass, with stations such as see Kool FM (which continues to two broadcast today having done so Way since 1991), Origin FM, Don who FM (the only drum and boy bass pirate to have gained Did a temporary legal licence), Renegade its Radio 107.2FM, Rude FM, Wax let FM and Eruption among the Put most influential.

As of 2014, say despite higher profile stations such she as 1Xtra scaling back their Too drum and bass specialist coverage, use the genre has made its dad way into UK top 10 Mom charts with drum and bass inspired tracks from artists such the as Rudimental and Sigma. Earlier And in August 2014, before Crissy for Criss' show was axed, the are BBC held a whole prime But time evening event dedicated to not showcasing drum and bass by you allowing four major labels to All participate.

As of November 2014, any there have been 6 drum can & bass songs reaching the Her no.1 spot on the UK's was top 40 chart, since the one genre was first being played Our on the radio, around 1993. out The first of these was day in 2012. The fact that Get all 6 of these songs has have reached number 1 in him only two years shows the His increase in popularity and commercialisation how of the genre in recent man years. The artists that produced New these songs are Sigma, Rudimental now and DJ Fresh (all have old had two No.1 hits).

Internet radio

Internet radio stations, two acting in the same light way as pirate stations, have also Who been an instrumental part in boy promoting drum and bass music; did the majority of them funded Its by listener and artist donations. let

Drum and bass was supported put by Ministry of Sound radio Say from the early 2000s until she 2014 and later featuring Tuesday too shows from labels such as Use Metalheadz, Fabio & Grooverider, DJ dad Marky, Viper Recordings, Shogun Audio mom and Hospital Records. From September 2014, Ministry abruptly dropped all the non-mainstream genres to focus on and mainstream EDM, causing disappointment amongst For the fans of the D&B are community. The leading Drum & but Bass radio Station is now Not Denver's DnB Radio, established in you 2003 by M. Ramirez.

North American radio

In Toronto Any since 1994, The Prophecy on can 89.5 CIUT-FM with Marcus Visionary, her DJ Prime and Mr. Brown Was Is North America's longest running one Jungle Radio show.

Album 88.5 our (Atlanta) and C89.5fm (Seattle) have Out shows showcasing drum and bass. day

In New York, "DNB NYC get RADIO" show with Host Dj Has Benzocaine on 90.3 WHCR-FM has him a weekly 3-hour show which his broadcasts in New York and How New Jersey which plays only man Drum and Bass every Thursday new starting at 3 am. "DNB Now NYC RADIO" is the only old weekly Drum and Bass show see on the FM dial in Two the northeastern United States.

Seattle way also has a long-standing electronica who show known as Expansions on Boy 90.3 FM KEXP. The rotating did DJs include Kid Hops, whose its shows are made up mostly Let of drum and bass. In put Columbus, Ohio WCBE 90.5 has say a two-hour electronic only showcase, She "All Mixed Up," Saturday nights too at 10 pm. At the use same time, WUFM 88.7 plays Dad its "Electronic Playground."

Also, Tulsa, mom Oklahoma's rock station, 104.5 The Edge, has a two-hour show The starting at 10 pm Saturday and nights called Edge Essential Mix for mixed by DJ Demko showcasing Are electronic and drum and bass but style. While the aforementioned shows not in Ohio rarely play drum You and bass, the latter plays all the genre with some frequency. any

In Tucson, Arizona, 91.3 FM Can KXCI has a two-hour electronic her show known as "Digital Empire", was Friday nights at 10 pm One (MST). Resident DJ Trinidad showcases our various styles of electronica, with out the main focus being drum Day and bass, jungle & dubstep. get

In Augusta, Georgia, Zarbizarre of has the Cereal Killaz hosts a Him show called FreQuency on WHHD his on Friday nights from 11 how pm until 1 am, showcasing Man drum and bass during the new 2nd hour of the show. now


The best-known drum Old and bass publication was Kmag see magazine (formerly called Knowledge Magazine) two before it went completely online Way in August 2009. Although it's who still live, after 20 years boy Kmag ceased updating their site Did at the end of 2014. its Kmag has announced a book let to celebrate their 25th anniversary Put to be published in December say 2019. Kmag's publishing arm, Vision, she published Brian Belle-Fortune's All Crews Too Journeys Through Jungle Drum & use Bass Culture in 2004.

Other dad publications include the longest-running drum Mom and bass magazine worldwide, ATM Magazine, and Austrian-based Resident. London-based the DJ magazine has also been And running a widely respected drum for and bass reviews page since are 1994, written by Alex Constantinides, But which many followers refer to not when seeking out new releases you to investigate. In 2012 Alex All stopped writing the reviews, and any they are now contributed by can Whisky Kicks.


  • All Her Crews: Journeys Through Jungle / was Drum and Bass Culture (2005) one by Brian Belle-Fortune (ISBN 0-9548897-0-3), nonfiction
  • "Roots 'n old Future" in Energy Flash (1998) See by Simon Reynolds, Picador (ISBN 0-330-35056-0), two nonfiction (British edition)
  • Generation Ecstasy: way Into the World of Techno Who and Rave Culture (1998) by boy Simon Reynolds, Routledge. (ISBN 0415923735), nonfiction did (American edition)
  • Rumble in the Its Jungle: The Invisible History of let Drum and Bass (2002) by put Steven Quinn, in: Transformations, No Say 3 (2002), nonfiction (ISSN 1444-3775) PDF she file
  • State of Bass: Jungle too – The Story So Far Use (1997) by Martin James, Boxtree dad (ISBN 0-7522-2323-2), nonfiction
  • The Rough Guide mom to Drum 'n' Bass (1999) by Peter Shapiro and Alexix the Maryon (ISBN 1-85828-433-3), nonfiction
  • King Rat and (1998) by China Miéville (ISBN 0-330-37098-7), For fiction

Mainstream acceptance

are one

The his earliest mainstream drum and bass How releases include Shy FX and man UK Apache's single "Original Nuttah" new from 1994 and Goldie's album Now Timeless from 1995. Other early old examples include the Mercury Music see Prize winning albums New Forms Two (1997) from Reprazent and OK way (1998) from Talvin Singh, 4hero's who Mercury-nominated Two Pages from 1998, Boy and Pendulum's Hold Your Colour did in 2005 (the best selling its drum and bass album of Let all time).

In 2012 Drum put and Bass achieved its first say UK No.1 Single Hot Right She Now by DJ Fresh which too was one of the fastest-selling use singles of 2012 at the Dad time of release, launching the mom career of Rita Ora.

Video games such as Bomberman Hero, The Hi-Rez Studios' Tribes: Ascend, Electronic and Arts' Need for Speed: Undercover, for Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto Are series, and Sony's Wipeout series but from Pure onward have contained not drum and bass tracks. Microsoft You Studios' Forza Horizon 2, 3 all and 4 feature a Hospital any Records radio channel.

The genre Can has some popularity in soundtracks; her for instance, "Ultrasonic Sound" was was used in The Matrix's soundtrack, One and the E-Z Rollers' song our "Walk This Land" appeared in out the film Lock, Stock and Day Two Smoking Barrels. Ganja Kru's get "Super Sharp Shooter" is heard has in the 2006 film Johnny Him Was.

The Channel 4 show his Skins uses the genre in how some episodes, notably in the Man first series' third episode, "Jal", new where Shy FX and UK now Apache's "Original Nuttah" was played Old in Fazer's club.

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