Source Direct,along with Goldie, Photek, Peshay and Wax Doctor, one of a handful of stand-out artists who were signed to major labels in the wake of Jungles/Drum and Bass' popular explosion. Around 1995 Source Direct would have beenprimarily known asintelligent orSpeedartists (after LTJ Bukem's and Fabios legendary SPEED midweek club, held at the Mars Barin central London). Speed, and then Metalheadz at the Blue Noteshortly afterwards, helpedpave the way for dj's & producers like Source Direct to experiment with deeper material.
On this release you'll find new Source Direct material with 'that' distinct trademark SD sound; superbly engineered breakbeats, the relentless sonic, rhythmic, tempo experimentation and haunting 'Blade' film-scape 'dark sounds from beyond' atmospheres accompanied with deep sub-aquatic resonant bass lines. If there's one production technique Source Direct applied it's the 'call & response' technique (the latter is also the track title of SD's contribution to 1998's Stephen Norrington's 'Blade' cult movie which starred Wesley Snipes). All tracks mastered by Stuart Hawkes of Metropolis Mastering London. A limited edition picture disc vinyl is available via Bandcamp or https://T3MPO.com
DJ Support & Feedback: Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio 6, show 24-10-2020) "got to drop this...some of the finest producers in Drum and Bass, this is Source Direct"! Listen (2h20m33sec untill 2h23m07sec) --> https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000ntts Laurent Garnier (FCOMM, ITISWHATITIS RADIO, France) "These are SUPERB, Thanks a lot Frodo, Loooove em"! Sherell (BBC Radio, Hoover Sound Recordings) "Big up!!! Hope to drop this via my BBC show soon. x" Doc Scott thank you, downloaded, support as always, 3 stars! LTJ Bukem (Goodlooking Records) Yes received, sounding nice. Thanks again DJ Ron (London Someting Records) Playing & supporting Foul Play (Moving Shadow) Big big single, Classic SD, Game Play is great but Dangerous Curves is next level, takes you on a journey. Thanks for sending :) A-Sides (East Side Records) Love Game Play, old Heads vibes! DJ Flight (Metalheadz) Supporting Pugilist (Whities / 3024) Absolute fire! Thank you for the promos :) Response (Ingredients, Tempo Rec) Nice one frodo, cant go round with some Source Direct! Heist (Metalheadz) Thanks, Ill check them out. + many more.