Bass in Your Face: Maximum Drum & Bass

Bass in Your Face: Maximum Drum & Bass



The frantic funkiness of drum'n'bass -- the club music hybrid that emerged from the British underground when techno met reggae in the mid-1990s -- makes it the perfect remix vehicle. The double-speed breakbeats and muted, thundering basslines can turn even the most familiar pop hit into a weird, faintly menacing piece of abstract dancefloor art. This set presents drum'n'bass remixes of songs by Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Aaliyah, even smooth R&B divas En Vogue, among others, and almost all of them are highly successful. Elliott's "The Rain" is a high point, in part because of the surprisingly effective contrast between the 1960s-era Ann Peebles sample on which the song is based and up-to-the-minute remix technology. Bassline Generation's "911 Emergency" starts off with a less-than-promising breakbeat, but then funks things up with complicated sampling and a better than average bassline. Busta Rhymes is about average on "Dangerous (Natural Born Chillers Remix)," but then, his average is most rappers' excellent, and the dub-inflected remix adds significant depth and texture to the original. What's really surprising is how well En Vogue's super-smooth vocal harmonies work in this context; "Whatever" is another album highlight. Overall, this collection will please most drum'n'bass fans, while also providing a safe introduction to the genre for the uninitiated.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/13/1998
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0075596222129
catalogNumber: 62221

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Performance Credits

En Vogue   Track Performer
Aaliyah   Track Performer
Jeru the Damaja   Track Performer
Busta Rhymes   Track Performer
Towa Tei   Track Performer
Kirsty Hawkshaw   Track Performer
Camp Lo   Track Performer
Nuyorican Soul   Track Performer
Missy Elliott   Track Performer
Angie Hart   Track Performer
Bassline Generation   Track Performer
60 Channels   Track Performer
Everton Nelson   Violin
Andy Nice   Cello
Catherine Browning   Violin
Aladdin 5   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Donald Bryant   Composer
Armando Colon   Producer
Bernard Miller   Composer
Towa Tei   Producer
Dillinja   Producer
Kenny Dope   Producer
Rashad Smith   Producer
Giuliano Franco   Producer
Natural Born Chillers   Producer
Micky Finn   Producer
Hubert Kretzschmar   Art Direction,Illustrations
Matt Theriault   Remixing
Trevor Smith   Composer

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