Back on UK soil from another hugely successful World Of Drum & Bass tour, which he organises and runs himself, the hardest working man in jungle drum & bass returns to his own imprint Formation with one of his heaviest productions in years. Please make way for the one and only DJ SS!
‘Bring The Noise’ is another essential step towards the landmark ‘Formation 200’ album. A full flavour document that celebrates 200 releases on Formation, officially the longest running label in drum & bass, the album comprises a roll call of the very best names from right across the game. Following heavily supported cuts from Bladerunner, Aggresor Bunx and Drumsound & Bassline Smith, ‘Bring The Noise’ continues the full-throttle tone and energy of the release.
Striking hard with a late 90s style infectious metallic bass hook, there’s a timeless sense of rave momentum from the moment the tune ignites. Dropping into a tight weave of mentasms, SS suddenly snaps us back into reality with bone-rattling, soul-rolling breaks and a sense of space that instantly conjures up memories of The End or Leisure Lounge. Intense, tightly-coiled, raw and foreboding: ‘Bring The Noise’ doesn’t just celebrate a major anniversary for Formation, but also captures the foundation essence of the raves jungle drum & bass was nurtured and developed in.
Original foundation material: DJ SS and his label are as authentic as drum & bass can get. Formation has released year-in-year-out since launching in 1990 and given the world the likes of The Prototypes, Nero, Camo & Krooked and John B in the process. 28 years deep and still passionate about the roots and power of this unique genre and culture, ‘Formation 200’ is a celebration of almost three decades of a movement that continues to grow stronger by the day.
If you want noise… You better bring it. And SS knows exactly how. Watch out for more ‘Formation 200’ announcements very very soon.