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Old 25th September 2013, 06:59 PM   #1
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Default Drum'n'bass? Know anything GOOD?

Anyone know about any really good modern drum'n'bass?

Just wasted my money on what I assumed was good stuff.
Bought:
David Boomah - One world many cultures (2013)
Level 2 - Red Note AP (2012)

And the older VA compilation: Drum & Bass Fiesta (1999), have had it for years as mp3, but found a legit shop that had it as flac.

About the David Boomah album:
Was going to get a single, but noticed he had an album for just a little more money. He's probably heard a lot of good 90's jungle, the sound is mostly an attempt at jungle. This album probably sounds better as 160kbit/s mp3 than as flac. The composition is good enough, would like some proper breakdowns and transitions which are clearly lacking, it's very repetitive, but good enough, the first track is decent, the rest is a slow dive. The compressor is not completely brick wall, but the limiter seems to add a lot of distortion, on some tracks there are clearly heard clicks and crackles from limiting, which makes me think the artist/producer did a VERY poor job. This could have been a real gem.

About Level 2 EP:
Clearly inspired by more classic Skynet/Stakka darker drum'n'bass, maybe techstep.
Hard compression, VERY repetitive.

About the Drum & Bass Fiesta compilation:
Nice to finally have this in flac, compression is hard, but variation is good on almost all tracks, really like that south american rhythm and vibe. Some of the samples sound a bit flat as expected, but the compositions are well thought out.

Where's the good stuff? Anyone know where you can purchase legit lossless jungle/drum'n'bass/techstep/hardstep both classic 90's and new?

Edit:
So far I have found (beatport does not count! It's so insanely expensive!):

https://www.trackitdown.net/
http://www.junodownload.com/
http://www.audiojelly.com/

What is very annoying is that all those sites provide WAV and/or AIFF. So a conversion to another lossless format with proper tag support may be required.

Anyone have any more sites to recommend? Any good artists?

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Old 29th September 2013, 07:41 AM   #2
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Hi KaffiMann !

Check for Bass` Flo , LM1 , Big Bud (LP/ Infinity + Infinity ), LTJ Bukem , Makoto , Seba .....

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Old 29th September 2013, 12:14 PM   #3
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Hello Banat.

Thank you for the suggestions.
Was thinking more along the lines of things like Mr. Brenn feat Tenor Fly - No more guns (Run Tingz remix) (a lot of the stuff Tenor Fly joins in is good)

LTJ Bukem have been around for a while. Makoto was interesting and new to me.

Since you mentioned LTJ Bukem I will assume you like popular stuff. Have you heard any Shy FX, T Power, UK Apache, DJ Patife, Suv, 88.3, Mampi Swift, Blackstar, DR Israel, Concord Dawn, Visionary, Decoder, Deep Roots, Skalpel, Dice, Dillinja, Lemon D, DJ Dara, Ed Rush & Optical, and so on and so forth. Most of those are well known, maybe not all of them.
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Old 30th September 2013, 06:47 PM   #4
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Many thanks for yours suggestions ! ,

personally I prefer so called liquid DnB style , and right now I listen this :

Euphorics - Snowflake - YouTube

All the best !!!
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Do you like Taiko drumming?

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Do you like Taiko drumming?

taiko drumming - YouTube

No !

That`s Japanese drummers sounds and looks to much agresive for me ! , something like war drumming or something , I don`t know ....

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Infected Mushroom?
I think it is dangerous to swallow that !

But , sometime to be on late hours party where artist Astrix from Greece make some good music it is just OK !

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We use the term 'Magic'

I like the aggressive nature of Taiko drums. There's a real passion in the performance.
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Old 30th September 2013, 11:38 PM   #10
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This thread reminded me to order a compilation I have been missing for some years now, do not know where it went. S.O.U.R. Junglism (Sound Of the Underground Records)
One of my favorites was the last track, Urban Soul Selective feat. Viveen Wray - Shine Your Light:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLfvOVf3PYs

Another one of my favorites from that compilation was B.L.I.M - Jeamland
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQEI3pHIcY0

I'm sure you've all heard T Power vs MK Ultra - Horny Mutant Jazz before, but here it is as well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep6QiLXHLy0

And let us not forget Atomic Dog - Natural Born Killaz:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JclEzU0-kQ0

banat:
Taste differs, I like liquid style as background music for driving, not for listening.

Cal:
Like those a lot, wouldn't buy an album, but would love to see them live.

tsiros:
Haven't heard any Infected Mushroom since 2009 or so, think it was the album "Converting Vegetarians", no drum'n'bass there.

Really miss the old stuff, think there is more innovation and experimentation in music when the conditions of performing are limiting the production, do not know if that makes sense to anyone else. Maybe I should phrase it differently: If you have very basic tools, you will put more effort into the work to compensate for any limitations.

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