Drum and Bass, It helps me work hard!

Update: “Drum and Bass, working hard!” Part 2 of this post can be found here.

Most of you who know me on a day to day basis know me well enough to tell me I’m a drum’n'bass junkie! I love the genre! Its so diverse and underground, None of this cheesy pop, slop and crock you hear on the radio every 20 minutes. Drum and bass is a following you have to feel the vibe of the artist to truly appreciate the inspiration of their work.

I find DnB a lot like design work, It takes one of the best parts of your brain to listen to all the details that are happening at any one time in a drum and bass track, likewise with the same goes for designing something. You need a lot of undivided attention to create something and I find that Drum and Bass helps me to realise that I can in fact work more efficiently listening to it on a daily basis… The speed of the music actually keeps me on the edge, I find its almost uplifting! Right now as I write this I’m listening to some old skool drum and bass track by an Artist known very well in the scene call D Kay, The track in question is “D Kay & Epsilon – Barcelona”, I shall Link to it below along with some other all time favourites of mine…

Aside from that I do a bit of Bedroom DJ/Private Party when I get chance and all of the music I have collected on vinyl and various other medium over the years I’ve managed to keep hold of or sampled into my PC. I still use them today in aiding my musical creativity that I have, and let my inner being feel more satisfied with me as a creative. Music I find is the gate to being open minded. Sounds are a big part of my feelings and day to day life. If I didn’t have music I’d really struggle! Someone asked me if I had a choice over Music or my Car, Bearing in mind I need my car to get to work… which would i choose? I replied “Music wins… Hands down, Any day!” – Now that’s true dedication to a cause… (as i work 25 miles away from my home!)

Hopefully the Drum and Bass scene is going to continue to grow has it has been doing over the last couple of years. I’m a religious old skooler as you know and find that some of the new stuff that arrives on the scene is a bit wrong and chompy, but tastes change as do sounds and era’s so let this be a virtual toast to the future of drum and bass, Hopefully it’ll be around for many years to come aiding me to work even harder!

Some of my personal favourite DnB tracks.

I’ve composed a list of around 110 Drum and bass tracks from around the early and late 90′s and early 00′s. These track below are some of the tracks I love and adore in the DnB genre from over the past 20 years, I hope you enjoy my love for this music as much as I do, I’ve happily linked them all to Youtube so that you can listen to them without having to go searching (because I’m really nice like that!) So now you can enjoy the sounds of drum and bass with me. Enjoy!

Now availble in a Youtube Playlist!

So by popular request, I’ve now added a playlist to youtube with all the below songs in there for your listening pleasure! So click here and hit the “Play All” button!

The Track Listing

  • D Kay & Epsilon – Barcelona (Youtube) – The track I spoke about above.
  • Uncut – Midnight (Youtube)
  • Shy FX & T Power – Shake Ur Body (Youtube)
  • Shy FX – Original Nuttah (Youtube)
  • Ganja Kru – Super Sharp Shooter (Youtube)
  • A Guy Called Gerald – 28 Gun Bad Boy (Youtube)
  • Rufige Kru – Terminator (Youtube)
  • Omni Trio – Renegade Snares (Youtube)
  • Deep Blue – The Helicopter Tune (Youtube)
  • Unknown Origin – Valley Of The Shadows (Youtube)
  • LTJ Bukem – Logical Progression (Youtube)
  • LTJ Bukem – Atlantis (Youtube)
  • Serial Killaz – Code Red (Original Mix) (Youtube)
  • DJ Hype – Tiger Style (Youtube)
  • Renegade – Terrorist (Youtube)
  • Leviticus – Burial (Youtube)
  • M Beat – Style (Youtube)
  • Dead Dred – Dred Bass (Youtube)
  • DJ Krust – Jazz Note (Youtube)
  • Goldie – Inner City Life (Youtube)
  • Prizna Ft Demolition Man – Fire (Youtube)
  • Firefox and 4 Tree – Warning (Powder Mix) (Youtube)
  • 2 Bad Mice – Bombscare (Youtube)
  • M Beat feat. General Levi – Incredible (Youtube)
  • Soundman and Don Lloydie – Greater Love (Youtube)
  • DJ Krust – Set Speed (Youtube)
  • Adam F – Circles (Youtube)
  • Source Direct – Exit 9 (Youtube)
  • DJ SS – The Lighter (Youtube)
  • Aphrodite – King Of The Beats (Youtube)
  • Shimon & Andy C – Night Flight (Youtube)
  • LTJ Bukem – Horizon (Youtube)
  • Nasty Habits – Shadow Boxing (Youtube)
  • Adam F – Metropolis (Youtube)
  • Alex Reece – Pulp Fiction (Youtube)
  • Photek – Ni Ten Ichi Ryu (Youtube)
  • Jonny L – Piper (Youtube)
  • Roni Size – Brown Paper Bag (Youtube)
  • Ray Keith – Chopper (Shy FX Remix) (Youtube)
  • Roni Size – Heroes (Youtube)
  • Ed Rush, Optical & Fierce – Cutslo (Lokuste Mix) (Youtube)
  • Ram Trilogy – Warhead (Youtube)
  • Adam F – Brand New Funk (Youtube)
  • Bad Company – The Nine (Youtube)
  • Trace – Sonar (Youtube)
  • Dillinja – Fluid (Youtube)
  • DJ Die – Clear Skyz (Youtube)
  • Shy FX – Bambaataa (Break Remix) (Youtube)
  • Ed Rush, Optical & Fierce – Alien Girl (Youtube)
  • Dom & Roland – Can’t Punish Me (Youtube)
  • Adam F – Dirty Harry (Youtube)
  • E-Z Rollers – Walk This Land (Youtube)
  • Ed Rush & Optical – Bacteria (Youtube)
  • Ed Rush & Optical – Sicknote (Youtube)
  • Ed Rush & Optical – Watermelon (Youtube)
  • Bad Company – The Pulse (Youtube)
  • DJ Krust V Roni Size – Kloaking Device (Youtube)
  • Ram Trilogy – Titan (Youtube)
  • Moving Fusion – Turbulence (Youtube)
  • Digital – Deadline (Youtube)
  • Dillinja – Nasty Ways (Youtube)
  • Roni Size & Reprazent – Dirty Beats (Roni Size Remix) (Youtube)
  • E-Z Rollers – RS2000 (Youtube)
  • Badmarsh & Shri – Signs (Youtube)
  • Bad Company – Planet Dust (Youtube)
  • DJ Zinc – Casino Royal (Youtube)
  • Fernanda Porto – Sambassim (DJ Patife Remix) (Youtube)
  • Shimon & Andy C – Body Rock (Youtube)
  • DJ Marky & Xrs – LK (Youtube)
  • High Contrast – Return Of Forever (Youtube)
  • Dillinja – Twist Em Out (Youtube)
  • Shy FX & T Power & Skibadee – Don’t Wanna Know (Youtube)
  • Concord Dawn – Morning Light (Youtube)
  • Klute – Part Of Me (Youtube)
  • Dillinja – Grimey (Youtube)
  • Uncut – Midnight (Youtube)
  • Raiden – Fallin’ (Youtube)
  • M.I.S.T. – Jam Hot (Youtube)
  • Hive – Neo (Youtube)
  • London Elektricity – The Great Drum & Bass Swindle (Youtube)
  • Bad Company – Nitrous (Youtube)
  • D Kay & Epsilon – Barcelona (Youtube)
  • Jahiem – Put That Woman First (DJ Calibre Remix) (Youtube)
  • M.I.S.T. – Outaspace (Youtube)
  • Shy FX & T Power – Feelin U (Youtube)
  • Friction and Nu Balance – Robocop (Youtube)
  • Logistics – Together (Youtube)
  • Calyx & Teebee – Follow The Leader (Youtube)
  • High Contrast – Racing Green (Youtube)
  • Calibre – Drop It Down (Youtube)
  • D Bridge – True Romance (Youtube)
  • Calibre & High Contrast – Mr Majestic (Youtube)
  • Artificial Intelligence – Through The Gate (Youtube)
  • High Contrast – Twilight’s Last Gleaming (Youtube)
  • Concord Dawn – Don’t Tell Me (Youtube)
  • Pendulum – Another Planet (Youtube)
  • Pendulum – Tarantula (Youtube)
  • Jenna G – In Love (Youtube)
  • Shy FX & T Power – Feelings (Youtube)
  • Nu: Tone – Strange Encounter (Youtube)
  • Alix Perez & Specific – Love Bug (Youtube)
  • Konflict – Messiah (Youtube)
  • Noisia – The Tide (Youtube)
  • Fresh – Floodlight (Youtube)
  • Potential Bad Boy – Submission (Youtube)
  • Chase & Status – Duppy Man (Youtube)
  • Logistics – The Trip (Youtube)
  • Photek – Thunder (DJ Die and Clipse Remix) (Youtube)

5 responses so far, want to say something?

  1. Dobby says:

    Dan you Boyo this is a sick collection!

  2. Dan Cunningham says:

    Cheers Dobby! :)

    I knew you’d appreciate the Old Skool. I might write up a follow on post to this, with some more sweet up to date DnB tracks. As most of these are late 80′s and wide 90′s.

    Glad you enjoyed it though!

  3. fun88 says:

    Hold yourself responsible for some epic sounds to my headphones! Thank You.

  4. Drum and Bass, working hard! – (DnB Part 2) | Hi, I'm Dan Cunningham says:

    [...] // Life, Music It would seem one of the most popular posts on my blog in the last 12 months is the “Drum and bass helps me to work hard”, So due to such high demand I’ve decided to compile another list of classic drum and bass [...]

  5. Dan Cunningham says:

    Now added a Playlist to youtube! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTAwsI_EP4E&list=PL2A4FEB9453B25FF7&feature=plpp_play_all

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