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&BassArena launched 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.
To further celebrate the label’s birthday, Drum&BassArena chronicled their best memories to share with the world – from key moments and releases to trivia and events, all into a brand new online platform, inviting the whole community to contribute to the timeline, which offers the most comprehensive insight into the scene to date: https://20.breakbeat.co.uk/
Drum&BassArena will also commemorate their two decades of activity throughout the next year, hosting events and stages around the world including Let It Roll Festival, Sundown, The Social Festival and international tour dates in Australia, Slovakia, Czechia, Hungary and many more.
Crucially important to dance music’s past, present and future, Drum&BassArena 20 Years serves as the perfect tribute to a brand whose legacy continues to inspire.
See below for the full track-listing:
CD1: Drum & Bass Music For The Masses
01 Pendulum feat. Fresh, $Pyda & Tenor Fly – Tarantula
02 Sub Focus – Rock It
03 The Prototypes – Pale Blue Dot
04 TC – Tap Ho
05 Pendulum – Vault
06 Noisia & The Upbeats – Dead Limit
07 Spor – Aztec
08 Hive – Neo (Remix)
09 InsideInfo & Mefjus – Mythos
10 Phace & Misanthrop – What’s Wrong
11 The Upbeats – Beyond Reality
12 Original Sin – Dr Feels Good
13 DJ Hazard – Machete
14 Break – Music Is Better
15 Sigma – El Presidente
16 Chase & Status – Hurt You
17 Rudimental feat. John Newman – Feel The Love
18 BCee & S.P.Y – Is Anybody Out There? (Friction & K-Tee Remix)
19 Sub Focus – Airplane
20 Wilkinson – Afterglow
01 Adam F – Brand New Funk
02 Q Project – Champion Sound (Hardcore Will Never Die Remix)
03 John B – Up All Night
04 Dillinja feat. Lorreia Loushy – Nasty Ways
05 Digital – Deadline
06 Nasty Habits – Shadow Boxing
07 DJ Hype feat. MC Fats – Peace, Love & Unity
08 DJ Zinc – Reach Out
09 Shimon & Andy C – Nightflight
10 DJ Krust – Warhead (Steppa Mix)
11 Ed Rush & Optical – Bacteria
12 Noisia – Diplodocus
13 Digital & Spirit – Phantom Force
14 Dillinja – Grimey
15 Ed Rush & Optical – Pacman (RAM Trilogy Remix)
16 Moving Fusion – Turbulence
17 RAM Trilogy – Titan
18 Twisted Individual – Bandwagon Blues
19 Moving Fusion – The Beginning
20 Total Science – Defcom 69
CD3: Deeper Cuts
01 S.P.Y – By Your Side
02 DRS feat. LSB & Tyler Daley – The View
03 Hybrid Minds – Lost
04 Lenzman feat. Riya – Open Page
05 Ivy Lab – 20 Questions
06 SpectraSoul feat. dBridge – Glimpse
07 Dawn Wall feat. Artificial Intelligence – Between the Sheets
08 Alix Perez feat. Peven Everett & SpectraSoul – Forsaken
09 Sabre, Stray & Halogenix feat. Frank Carter III – Oblique
10 Calibre – Archive
11 Icicle feat. SP:MC – Dreadnaught
12 dBridge feat. Vegas – True Romance
13 Commix – Be True
14 Bachelors of Science – Songs for Lovers
15 Artificial Intelligence – Desperado
16 Marcus Intalex – Temperance
17 Technimatic – Night Vision
18 Netsky – I Refuse
19 Sigma – All Blue
20 Brookes Brothers – Tear You Down
Drum&BassArena 20 Years is out 4th November 2016