Venetian Snares
Lunatic Harness
26 Mixes for Cash
Squarepusher

Electronic » Jungle/Drum'n'Bass » Drill'n'bass

Soon after album-based British techno producers like Aphex Twin and Squarepusher got their hands on drum'n'bass during the mid-'90s, they naturally twisted it to their own ends. The result was Drill'n'bass, a spastic form of breakbeat jungle that relied on powerful audio software and patient programming to warp old midtempo beats and breaks into a frenzied, experimental potpourri of low-attention-span electronic music. Beginning in mid-1995, three figures led the charge with pioneering EPs: Aphex Twin (Hangable Auto Bulb), Luke Vibert's Plug project (Plug 1), and Squarepusher (Conumber). The following year, drill'n'bass went overground with full-length releases by each of the above, most notably Plug's Drum'n'bass for Papa and Squarepusher's debut album Feed Me Weird Things. Soon the rush was on, and a group of artists emerged with immediately identifiable ties to drill'n'bass, including Animals on Wheels, Amon Tobin, Mung, and Plasmalamp. Drill'n'bass receded into the deep underground by 1998, an unsurprising event given the style's extreme nature.

Drill'n'bass Artists Highlights

Venetian Snares
Venetian Snares
Squarepusher
Squarepusher
Otto Von Schirach
Otto Von Schirach
µ-Ziq
µ-Ziq
Aphex Twin
Aphex Twin
AFX
AFX

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Drill'n'bass Album Highlights

Lunatic Harness
µ-Ziq
Lunatic Harness
26 Mixes for Cash
Aphex Twin
26 Mixes for Cash
Hard Normal Daddy
Squarepusher
Hard Normal Daddy
Hangable Auto Bulb
AFX / Aphex Twin
Hangable Auto Bulb
Richard D. James Album
Aphex Twin
Richard D. James Album
Drum'n'Bass for Papa/Plug EP's 1, 2 & 3
Plug
Drum'n'Bass for Papa/Plug ...

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Drill'n'bass Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Approaching Menace µ-Ziq
You Can't Hide Your Love DMX Krew
Coopers World Squarepusher
Laughable Butane Bob
AFX
Cornish Acid Aphex Twin
Military Jazz Plug
Come to Daddy Aphex Twin
Iambic 9 Poetry Squarepusher
Meinheld µ-Ziq
Bassbins
µ-Ziq

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