Ministry of Sound – Anthems Drum & Bass


Ministry Of Sound's Anthems: Drum & Bass
Ministry Of Sound's Anthems: Drum & Bass


Drum & Bass is the latest Ministry of Sound release in their most popular series to date – Anthems.

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While there is a bassbin full of D n B compilations already flooding the market, this isn’t a bad place to start for a newcomer wanting to learn more about the genre or a fan of drum & bass wanting a 3 CD mix covering genre defining classic cuts, an eclectic spread of more mainstream tunes, and a selection of contemporary artists currently breathing new life and scope into the genre.

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This anthology includes classics such as the Jungle-tastic ‘Inner CityGoldie, ‘Super Sharp Shooter’ by The Ganja Kru, ‘Valley Of The Shadows’ by Origins Unknown, ‘Bad Ass’ by Micky Finn & Aphrodite, alongside the best of the 1990s Jazz n Bass Circles’ from Adam F, ‘Pulp Fiction’ by Alex Reece and the ground-breaking ‘Brown Paper Bag’ by Roni Size & Reprazent.

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This crowd pleasing album doesn’t stop there, disc two presents us with eclectic selection of the genre’s street music that resonated its way into the mainstream; igniting us all with memories of hit anthems such as ‘Shake Your Body’ from Shy FX, ‘LK’ Marky and the infectious ‘Barcelona’ from D.Kay & Epsilon, before we move into rollers including the likes of Dilinja, Pendulum, Ram Trilogy and E-Z Rollers.

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Evidence that Drum & Bass has gone full circle is prevalent on disc 3; a new generation of talent has emerged with tracks from artists like Chase & Status, Sub Focus, Wilkinson and DJ Fresh who have taken the Drum & Bass sound back to the mainstream.  These artists are a force not to be reckoned with, not only do they dominate the UK chart each week, take over our radio waves and headline the biggest music festivals around the world, they also have a strong presence in Ibiza, an island that is dominated by House and Techno music – Drum & Bass is back and it’s bigger than ever!

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Ministry of Sound  – Anthems Drum & Bass – Tracklisting

Disc: 1
1. Goldie – Inner City Life
2. Adam F – Circles (Original Mix)
3. Roni Size & Reprazent – Brown Paper Bag (Original)
4. Ray Keith – Chopper (Shy FX Remix)
5. DJ Hype Feat. MC Fats – Peace, Love & Unity (Original Mix)
6. Alex Reece – Pulp Fiction (Original)
7. Jungle Brothers – Jungle Brother (Urban Takeover Remix)
8. The Ganja Kru – Super Sharp Shooter
9. Origin Unknown – Valley Of The Shadows
10. Micky Finn & Aphrodite – Bad Ass (Urban Mix)
11. Dopeskillz – 6 Million Ways To Die (Original Mix)
12. Nasty Habits – Shadow Boxing
13. DJ SS – Lighter (Original Mix)
14. M – Beat Feat. General Levy
15. Leviticus – Burial
16. Renegade – Terrorist
17. Q Project – Champion Sound (Total Science Remix)
18. Omni Trio – Renegade Snares (Foul Play Remix)
19. Deep Blue – The Helicopter Tune
20. Goldie Presents Rufige Kru – Terminator

Disc: 2
1. Shy FX & T – Power Feat. Di
2. DJ Marky & XRS Feat. Stamina MC – LK (Original)
3. D. Kay & Epsilon Feat. Stamina MC – Barcelona (Radio Edit)
4. DJ Zinc – 174 Trek
5. Dillinja – Twist Em Out
6. Pendulum – Vault
7. Ram Trilogy – Screamer
8. Bad Company UK – The Nine
9. John B – Up All Night
10. Moving Fusion – Turbulence
11. High Contrast – Return Of Forever
12. Un – Cut
13. E – Z Rollers
14. Shimon & Andy C – Body Rock
15. Mampi Swift – Jaws
16. Ed Rush, Optical & Fierce – Alien Girl
17. DJ Brockie & Ed Solo – Dangerous
18. DJ Krust – Warhead
19. Peshay – Miles From Home (Album Version)
20. Roni Size & Reprazent – Trust Me

Disc: 3
1. Rudimental Feat. John Newman – Feel The Love (Radio Edit)
2. DJ Fresh Feat. Ella Eyre – Gravity (VIP Mix)
3. Wilkinson – Afterglow
4. Chase & Status Feat. Plan B – End Credits
5. Pendulum – Slam
6. Sigma – Rudeboy VIP
7. Sub Focus Feat. Alpines – Tidal Wave
8. Andy C & Fiora – Heartbeat Loud
9. Nero – Act Like You Know
10. High Contrast & Clare Maguire – Who’s Loving You Pt. 2 (Radio Edit)
11. Jacob Banks – Move With You (High Contrast Remix)
12. Danny Byrd Feat. I – Kay
13. Drumsound & Bassline Smith Feat. Tom Cane – Through The Night (Radio Edit) 14. DJ Fresh Feat. Ms Dynamite
14. Sub Focus – Rock It (Original Mix)
15. J. Majik & Wickaman – Crazy World
16. Brookes Brothers – Tear You Down
17. DJ Hazard & D Minds – Mr Happy
18. Noisia – Facade VIP
19. Konflict – Messiah

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Ministry Of Sound's Anthems: Drum & Bass
Ministry Of Sound's Anthems: Drum & Bass

Anthems is Ministry of Sound’s most successful series, that has so far been a glaring omission, so for this edition we’re taking on Drum & Bass.

This exclusive compilation draws together, for the first time, the key anthems, producers and artists that helped the music evolve from the streets of Britain’s inner cities into a worldwide scene that, today, still hasn’t stopped moving forward.

This 3 CD anthology of the biggest D&B tracks of all time include classics such as Goldie, Adam F, Roni Size & Reprazent, The Ganja Kru, Origins Unknown, Micky Finn & Aphrodite, DJ SS alongside mainstream tracks such as ‘Shake Your Body‘ from Shy FX, ‘LK‘ by DJ Marky and the infectious ‘Barcelona‘ from D.Kay & Epsilon plus likes of Dilinja, Pendulum, Ram Trilogy and E-Z Rollers.

Finally it’s time to bring the genre up-to-date with a selection of modern-day d ‘n’ b masterpieces including Chase & Status, High Contrast, Sub Focus, Wilkinson, Sigma and DJ Fresh.

For more information including a full tracklisting, visit the Ministry Of Sound website.

Win a copy of  Ministry Of Sound’s Anthems: Drum & Bass CD in our FREE COMPETITION

Buzzin Music has 5 copies of Ministry Of Sound’s Anthems: Drum & Bass CD to giveaway.

To enter to competition, simply answer the question below:

Who released the drum & bass classic ‘Super Sharp Shooter’?

a) Goldie
b) Ganja Kru
c) Roni Size

Submit your entries to comps@buzzinmedia.co.uk with the subject line: ‘Drum & Bass Comp’ (other subject lines will not be entered) with your full name, address & contact number.

This competition ends on 25th March 2015.  The editor’s choice is final.

Dreadzone Announce New Album & UK Tour

Dreadzone - New Album & UK Tour
Dreadzone - New Album & UK Tour

Dreadzone have announced they will be releasing their new album Eye On The Horizon on 26th April 2010.

The new album sees Dreadzone continue to create great dub dance pop music, a style that has helped them to become celebrated as one of the UK’s original dance music pioneers , with a style that has since spawned many sub genres.

MCing and reggae vocals partner the mix of live guitars, electronic beats and dub bass to perfection. The album features iconic samples (notably, the legendary theme from Long Good Friday on Gangster, a spoken word piece from Woody Guthrie and Dennis Brown’s Greensleeves classic Whip Them Jah on American Dread) all of which compliment the bass and beat heavy Dreadzone style perfectly.

The Dreadzone story began with Alan McGee‘s Creation Records and their first groundbreaking album 360, continuing with major waves their seminal 1995 album Second Light picking up support from John Peel (who included the album in his top ten favourite albums of all time).

The top 20 hit from that album Little Britain has since gone on to acquire classic status. Five critically acclaimed albums later they are set to remind people why the Dreadzone sound is still very much a part of the musical landscape of this country.

The core members Greg Dread, original bassmaster Leo Williams, the unmistakable MC Spee, legendary Studio One vocalist Earl 16 alongside Chris Compton on guitar and Chris Oldfield on technology make up the new line up.

Dreadzone’s influence extends not only out into the current scene as one of the pioneers of dub based music in this country, but rewinding to back in the day as the rhythm section of Big Audio Dynamite in the 1980’s. Their roots are embedded in the history of West London sound clash and with a drum and bass partnership of 25 years this year Leo and Greg are still rolling strong and rocking the nation with their distinctive rhythms.

“A welcome return from the defenders of bass! Dreadzone are back with their new album ‘Eye on the Horizon’ and as usual they draw fast and shoot straight to the heart of the matter: music to move your mind and your feet”
Don Letts

Dreadzone – Eye On The Horizon track listing

1.TOMORROW NEVER COMES
2.FOR A REASON
3.CHANGES
4.AMERICAN DREAD
5.BEYOND A ROCK
6. GANGSTER
7. YEAH MAN
8.MY FACE
9. WALK TALL
10. JUST LET GO

Dreadzone UK Tour Dates

To promote the new album, Dreadzone will be playing a short UK Tour.

Fri 19 March
FOLKESTONE Quarterhouse

Sat 20 March
READING Plug n Play Studios

Fri 26 March
SOUTHAMPTON The Joiners

Sat 27 March
HITCHIN Club 85

Fri 16 April
YORK The Duchess

Thurs 22 April
SALISBURY Arts Centre

Fri 23 April
STROUD Subscription Rooms

Wed 28th April
LONDON Cargo

Fri 14 May
PONTARDAWE Arts Centre

Sat 15 May
WOLVERHAMPTON Wolves Little Civic

Sun 16 May
DERBYSHIRE Bearded Theory Festival

Thurs 20 May
TUNBRIDGE WELLS The Forum

Fri 21 May
LUTON Hat Factory

Sat 22 May
MANCHESTER Academy 3

Fri 4 June
BRIGHTON Komedia

Sun 6 June
CHELTENHAM Wychwood Festival

Pendulum – Free Propane Nightmares MP3 Downloads

Pendulum - Free Propane Nightmares MP3 Downloads
Pendulum - Free Propane Nightmares MP3 Downloads

As Australian electronic drum & bass / rock crossover band Pendulum continue to woo crowds on their current ‘Tour of the Americas’,  here are two free MP3 downloads of Pendulum’s Propane Nightmares to enjoy.

Propane Nightmares (VST Mix)

Propane Nightmares (Celldweller Mix)

Two cool remixes of the awesome single, Propane Nightmares, that is having crowds rocking, all over the world!

And if that’s not enough, then here’s is a free MP3 download of a 12-minute mini mix of their latest album, Pendulum’s In Silico Remix by Celldweller.

Check out more information and the free MP3 download of Propane Nightmares (VIP Mix).

Grooverider jailed for 4 years

Drum n Bass DJ GrooveriderDrum n bass pioneer and radio 1 dj, Grooverider has been sentenced in Dubai to four years in prison for possession of cannabis.

Grooverider, real name Raymond Bingham, was found guilty of possesion and also charged for bringing the drug into the UAE (United Arab Emirates).

He was originally arrested at Dubai airport on 23 November 2007 when a small bag of cannabis weighing 2.16g was found in his luggage.

According to The Guardian, at an earlier hearing Grooverider has stated in his defence that:

“The drugs were in my possession and I forgot I had them in my trousers.”

Grooverider began his dj career on the London pirate radio station Phase One during the mid 1980’s.

Fabio and Grooverider have been two of the most popular drum n bass dj’s since its the early 1990’s; and have been credited for helping to make drum n bass more accessible to a wider audience with their flagship radio 1 programme.

Grooverider has two weeks to appeal.