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When it's time for a new D&B soundtrack to score the sunshine, you'd struggle to find anyone better qualified to curate it than Technique's bosses Drumsound & Bassline Smith. Just a quick glance at their immense back catalogue of anthemic releases or their packed international bookings diary is enough to demonstrate that they know exactly how to bring those summertime vibes. Things kick off in suitably monumental fashion with a searing cut from the head honchos themselves, I Need Somebody. And, of course, this album contains a lethal dosage of big-room material. MaxNRG enlists a quirky vocal from Marianna to boost the hype-levels on Headshot and Kronology delivers the driving and euphoric Untouchable. Plus, there are some sizeable contributions from a few names you won't have seen on Technique before, like Oder's Closer and T-Phonic & Deadman's Show Me the Way. But summer's not all about the shades-on daytime raving, and this album provides some choice sunset material too for when things get a little darker. Document One and Spectrem bring laidthe -back and jazzy Falling and the Kyphosis-laced Fade respectively. Helsinki's liquid maestros LAOS pass through to drop City Lights and Belong, and Tantrum Desire treats us to the effervescent Sea Breeze. For when things get darker still, there are tracks like the technoid, percussive world-unto-itself of Salaryman & Dark Machine's Night Shift. Guys like Conspire and Brian Brainstorm bring some full-on jungle, and the whole compilation is peppered with alternative sounds like Digital's dub workout Groove Together. Ultimately, this isn't the sound of the summer, this is all the many different sounds of the summer put together on one album. So, the soundtrack's sorted, time to go out and have a summertime that's worthy of it!


15 Years Of Technique - Summer Selction Album