The great Total Science have dusted off their record collection and dug out some big classics for their Soundcloud account.
Spinback and Quiff go way back to before the hardcore days when they met in the late 80s. It wasn’t long before Quiff AKA Q-Project jumped into the studio to release his debut EP entitled “Freestyle Fanatic” in 1992, which went on to be hugely collectable.
The duo come into their own the year later, when along with DJ Gwange, they set up Legend Recordings. A label that birthed a deep and dark drum & bass sound amongst the piano frenzied hardcore tracks of the time. One of the first releases was none other than the original mix of Champion Sound – one of the original drum & bass blueprint tracks.
Gwange suddenly left the label in 1994 and Legend disbanded. Q-Project and and Spinback when on to create their own label C.I.A. and became hugely prolific producing under the name Total Science. and occasionally ‘Funky Technicians’ for their more musical outings.
The rest is history. They are synonymous with drum & bass and have proven their ability to turn their collective hand to whatever style they like. True Legends, from beginning to end.
Anyway, they turn the clock back here with a mixture of massive jungle anthems, and a few gems to keep the heads interested.
DJ Nut Nut & Pure Science – The Rumble (Boom Shaka Mix) [Production House]
Omni Trio – Renegade Snares (Foul Play Remix) [Moving Shadow]
DJ Solo – Darkage [Production House]
Roni Size & DJ Die – Music Box [Full Cycle]
Cloud 9 – You Got Me Burnin’ Up (Ray Keith & Nookie Remix) [Moving Shadow]
Q Project – Champion Sound (Alliance Mix) [Legend]
DJ Randall – The R [Reinforced]
Boogie Times Tribe – Dark Stranger (Origin Unknown Remix) [Suburban Base]
Trinity – Gangsta (OJ Mix) [Philly Blunt]
Engineers Without Fears – Spiritual Aura [Dee Jay]
Danny Breaks – Droppin’ Science Vol. 1A [Droppin’ Science]
Wots My Code – Dubplate [XL8R]
Nookie – Gonna Be Alright (Cloud 9 Remix) [Reinforced]
Doc Scott – Here Come The Drums [Reinforced]
Studio Pressure – Presha III [Certificate 18]
Dub II – Bad Man (Tuffness Mix) [Big City]
Origin Unknown – Valley Of The Shadows [RAM]
DJ Trax – High Time (Nookie Remix) [Moving Shadow]
Jim Polo & Neil Vass – Rolling Energy [Dark Horse]
Renegade – Terrorist [Moving Shadow]
Andy C – Roll On [RAM]
Dillinja & Bert – Lionheart [Lionheart]
Tom & Jerry – Maxi(mun) Style [Tom & Jerry]
D-Livin – Why [D-Livin]
Main author and creator of Drumtrip.
I have been listening to and mixing drum and bass in its various forms since 1998.
Drumtrip was designed to celebrate the glory years between 1991 and 1997.