Over the last few years, the Technique Recordings Annual LP release, has become a welcome fixture of the DnB calendar. So, here's 2017's opportunity to get a three-sixty view on the reasons Technique is one of the biggest and most respected labels in the scene. This compilation proves it's big boy credentials from track one. The former Radio 1 drum 'n' bass gatekeeper Friction remixing the anthemic sounds of Tantrum Desire's Genesis is a powerful statement of intent. And that level of huge, nuclear explosive floor-fillers pepper the tracklisting. Drumsound & Bassline Smith take head tops with Thug
Killer and their relick of Tantrum Desire's Pump. L Plus takes
things a step more euphoric with Going Away. North Base deliver the mighty soul-infused Ewan Sim-laced I'm Forgiving Love. There are monumental pieces of DnB majesty everywhere you look. And, if you zoom in a bit closer, you'll find real musical and production innovation. Check the John B and L Plus team-up on Original 80s for cinematic panoramas woven into classic synth-pop vibes. Watch for the blending of heavy guitars and a percussive masterclass in Erb N Dub and North Base's Punk Rock. And pay close attention to the understated gem
that is Tapolsky and VovKING's 88. Plus, of course, by now we must all know about the way Document One distil a multiplicity of genres into their dancefloor formulations. But that's just scratched the surface. A glance down the tracklisting reveals yet more drum 'n' bass mastery ready to discover. Undeniably, 2017 was a good year for Technique Recordings, and even the eighteen tracks on this compilation tell only part of the story. The Technique Annual gives us a lot but this music is an addictive substance. Fortunately, there's a lot more Technique to come.