Drumsound biography

Last update: 2008-07-16 12:07:52

Midlands based Drumsound (Andy Wright & Ben Wiggett), alongside partner in crime, Simon 'Bassline' Smith, are without doubt one of the leading heavyweight dj / production duo's in the world of drum 'n' bass...

It's sometimes overlooked, but over the last ten years, its true to say, this dynamic duo are one of the only artists 'ever in drum & bass history' to have had releases on nearly all of the world's leading d'n'b labels...

Grooverider's - prototype recordings
Adam f & dj fresh's - breakbeat kaos
Fabio's - creative source
Ltj bukem's - good looking records
Bryan g's - v & 'liquid v' recordings
Roni size & dj krust's - full cycle
Dj hype's - ganja recs
Mickey finn & aphrodites - urban takeover
Dj frictions - shogun audio
Dj zinc's - bingo recs

They have also done tunes for Total science's - C.I.A Recordings, Digital's - Function records, L-double's - Flex recordings, Renegade hardware, T.O.V, Renegade recordings, Formation and remixes for D-style & Twisted individual's - Grid records the list of great achievements for these very sought after artists goes on and on...

Not only are Drumsound / Bassline smith one of the few quality artists versatile enough to make all styles of d'n'b but they are also lucky enough to have a very successful label of their own to showcase their unique spectrum of musical diversity:- www.techniquerecordings.co.uk

Over the last ten years the global brand which is 'Technique recordings' has gone from strength to strength releasing over 40 high quality dancefloor 'smashers' ( selling in excess of 200,000 units globally ).
Aswell as concentrating on releasing tunes by Drumsound & Bassline smith the label has released several other high profile e.p's featuring some of the scenes biggest artists such as:
Roni size / Dj Fresh / Dj SS / Dj Friction / Teebee / Mc Tali / Mc Skibadee / Mc Dett / Uk Apache / Twisted Individual / Digital
Not forgetting Technique's exclusive Aussie signings Phetsta, Skyver, D'jon and more recently Terravita, Technicolour and Subsonik...

Alongside their own rigorous release schedule the Technique boys have also squeezed in two ground breaking and critically acclaimed studio albums - 'Nature of the beast' studio album in 2004 followed by the 'Street technique' various artist album.

Drumsound's ability to make killer tunes has thrust them into the limelight on several occasions pioneering some massive global anthems such as:-

The odyssey ( voted 10th biggest all-round dance anthem of 2004 - by mixmag)
Crossfire ( danger)
Cape fear
Killa dj
Cold turkey
Harder faster
to name but a few...

Their tunes regularly gain support from all major dj's across the d'n'b scene as well as achieving regular 'airtime' and 'interviews' from their fans at BBC radio 1 and the BBC's urban station '1xtra' from dj's such as:- Annie mac, Zane Lowe, Crissy cris and of course? The legends? Mr fabio 'n' grooverider.

Aswell as their never ending studio schedule the boys are consistently touring the planet ripping up the decks alongside the world's most prolific dj's & mc's headlining some of the biggest raves including:- One nation, Accelerated culture, Slammin' vinyl, Warning, Innovation, World of drum & bass, Raveology amongst others...

They also find time to run & promote their own d'n'b club night 'Interface', in their hometown of derby ( established in 2001 ) alongside Bassline smith

All of this experience, smashing up dance-floors on the global d'n'b circuit, has not only given them the edge as dj's but has given them the knowledge and diversity to create their own individual 'Technique' sound which is now firmly established in the drum and bass hall of fame...

Its easy to see why Drumsound's consistent commitment to quality and musical versatility has kept them at the top of the game for so many years.


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