Ever since The Risky established Drum&BassArena in Sheffield back in 1996, the brand has been at the very forefront of bass music’s ever-evolving sonic makeup – consistently joining the dots between drum & bass artists and the genre’s loyal community. After winning ‘Best Music Business Website’ at the Music Week Awards in 1999, Drum&BassArenalaunched its compilation series in 2001, an album mixed by Andy C.
Fast forward to 2016 and Drum&BassArena now boasts over 1 million album sales. The series is the best selling drum & bass compilation series of all time – a testament to the label’s visionary ambitions and ability to consistently curate the very best of the scene. Even in today’s fiercely competitive market, the brand remains a vital cog in the world’s bass music machine.
To celebrate 20 years in the business in 2016, the label has compiled a special compilation that brings together some of the most iconic releases throughout the history of drum & bass. From 1996’s legendary anthem Nightflight by Shimon & Andy C, or Chase & Status’ Hurt You, a track that topped the UK Dance chart in 2008 and got them a nomination at the BRIT Awards, to Rudimental’s Feel The Love, which peaked at #1 on the UK Singles chart back in 2012 and went double platinum in Australia – the new compilation provides a comprehensive look back at the records that have helped shape & define drum & bass throughout the years.
Further classics from the likes of Pendulum, DJ Zinc, Dillinja and DJ Hazard are all notable inclusions across the three parts, sitting alongside a whole host of records from major drum & bass acts such as The Prototypes, Sigma, Wilkinson, Noisia and Netsky.
Drum&BassArena 20 Years is out today.
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