While the renaissance of jungle is filling the dancefloors and stereos of drum'n'bass lovers the globe over, there is still a more scientific or sinister element burning bright alongside the rewinds of the masses. More jump-up than jungle, and perhaps originally suggested in the early work of deep science pioneers like Krust, Matrix, TeeBee and Ed Rush & Optical, this deeply shadowy future tek drum'n'bass uses a relentless and complex collection of upfront dark beats and moody soundscapes to encase the ears and get the dancefloor ready to strike, but also carries an intricate subtlety of skill in production, perhaps witnessed more in the glitch genre, than those hailing a constant repetition of Amens. NOISIA, consisting of members Nik Roos, Martijn van Sonderen and Thijs de Vlieger from Groningen all from The Netherlands, are new forbearers of this more turgid sound, and use their FABRICLIVE 40 mix to run the gamut of dark shadowy delight in all things drum'n'bass. Featuring many Noisia tracks from their own two imprints Vision and Division Recordings, as well as labels Ninja Tune, Quarantine and Virus, this mix is a serious throttle to the senses, commanding dancefloors around the world to stand to attention.
"We wanted to make a mix that represents what we do in the studio as well as what we play when we play a show. So we've put in a lot of fresh drum and bass but also some breaks tunes from our label division and some weird downtempo. We use every show and every mix as a medium to showcase what we make, and as a medium to show people what kind of stuff we really like. Sometimes aggy, sometimes deep, sometimes just down right weird, but always dirty. A load of filth in a cage that's sometimes opened. I hope people are going to like it, especially techno people, because so many aspects of techno are related to drum n bass but they may never hear this kind of drum n bass. Maybe it will open some ears, I hope so..." Noisia
But conjuring these much in demand DJ skills, NOISIA take no prisoners with FABRICLIVE 40, and create a mix that forces the ear and the feet to high alert from the word go. Moving through all manner of shadowy darkness with an almost light filled segue way touching on future breaks, FABRICLIVE 40 is not for the faint hearted, but will open up the ears of every listener who falls into its path.