10 classic drum & bass tracks
Drum & bass began as ‘jungle music’ in Britain in the early 90s, and most, though not all of its leading exponents are still British. Despite this, and despite occasional breakthroughs like Roni Size winning the Mercury music prize in 1997, it remains largely an underground music, rarely played on daytime radio and making little impact on the charts.
I make no claims to be an expert on drum & bass. My research for this chart was conducted in my own home, without venturing into clubs to hear DJs mixing the tracks and turning up the volume and to feel the bassline pounding through my whole body. These, then, are the tracks that have most excited me. So check em out, even if you’re not a d&b fan – they’re well worth it.
10 Pendulum – Fasten your seatbelts
9 A Guy Called Gerald – Fever
8 Alex Reece – Feel The Sunshine
7 Bjork – Isobel’s lonely heart (Goldie remix)
5 Dub Science records – Dread Or Alive (Taxman remix)
4 E-Z Rollers – Walk this land
3 Big Bud – Children of Jah
2 Orange n blue – Tidal movement