This year sees Total Science celebrate the 20th birthday of their CIA Records label. Known as a breeding ground for new and exciting producers, as well as a platform for bonafide legends of the scene to release their tracks, two decades down the line, the label continues to consistently release great music. To help celebrate this impressive landmark, Total Science will release the 'CIA 20' LP this summer.
A sampler drops first on 3rd June announcing the project in style. Three killer tracks come on vinyl, with a digital bonus wrapping up the package.
Q Project's 'Champion Sound' was one of the most important and iconic tracks of the early 90's rave scene. The track's hook is instantly recognisable and it's bassline consistently takes dancefloors apart. For the sampler it's given a 2016 update by one of Drum & Bass' most technically gifted and astute producers, DLR. He's managed to maintain the essence of the track, while giving it a serious update. Since it's first airing on BBC Radio 1, the remix has taken the scene by storm and will be heard reverberating in clubs worldwide for months to come.
Calibre graces the label once again, with another trademark slice of musical goodness. 'Under Bars' is classic Calibre - rolling, harmonic, understated gracefulness, it's a track that shows exactly why he is one of the most respected producers in contemporary Drum & Bass.
Label owners Total Science also step up to the plate with 'Respect Due'. It showcases the trademark style the guys are so well known for, classic but tightly produced breaks, ravey bleeps and vocals, and yet another club and sound system punishing bassline.
The sampler is tied up with an alternative 'DLR 2016 Jungle Refix' of 'Champion Sound' as a digital bonus, to make this a truly unmissable release and a great prelude to the forthcoming album.