15 EDM Producers That You Didn’t Know Made Drum & Bass

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Drum & Bass is damn near the redheaded step-child of the EDM scene. While dubstep was the recent wave of the current dance music revival (with no one being able to escape house in its many forms as well), drum & bass has been around much longer, and has had a lot of flirtations with mainstream media, from pioneer Goldie being featured James Bond films to being found in numerous TV advertisements and as beds in films. The best part? Some of your favorite EDM producers of today cut their teeth in the dnb sound.

That's right, from Knife Party to Bro Safari, there's a serious batch of former drum & bass producers making moves in a number of different arenas. And mind you, these are just the 15 we chose to highlight. There are many (like Nero and Chase & Status) who gained fame as dnb artists that branched into other sounds, as well as Daniel Disaster of Heroes x Villains, who has had his hand in the dnb scene long before he became the trap ambassador. They cut their teeth in this scene, and went on to capitalize elsewhere.

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  • poe
    • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

      of course; there’s many that could have been included, but we stuck to artists who were making dnb under one name, then moved on to other styles with a totally different name.

      • poe

        Only giving my boy some love! ;)

  • Ray

    They left DnB because Dubstep, House, Moombahton and now Trap are the real cash cows.
    The picture shown in the article is a group called Evol Intent.
    From left, to right, the people in the picture are Computer Club, Treasure Fingers, and Bro Safari.

    • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

      there’s no denying that those genres made them loads more money.

      • http://twitter.com/SPLSamuel SPL

        too bad i spent all my money on hookers, blow, and my new lambo…

  • Ray

    And SPL is a sell-out to the max.

    • poe

      Curious Ray… what do you do for a living? What is your profession? What do you do to pay your rent and put food in your belly?

  • handsprime

    According to Jon, he has no plans of leaving Spor behind, in fact he plans to release an album from both Feed Me and Spor in 2013 :D

    • Carmen

      Now that dnb is popular with the masses, of course he is.

  • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.adept Sam Adept

    what did Daniel Disaster do in DNB before trap??

    • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

      he was a known as Cyanide; he was a DJ for a while. he also produced as part of Quadrant.

      • http://www.facebook.com/stijnbrinckman Stijn Brinckman

        Quadrant made some decent anthems back in the days on Citrus Recordings. God I miss those days.. Didnt know that it was the alias of Cyanide tho!

  • Carmen

    A few of these guys had pretty mediocre production skills as dnb producers. What does that say about “bass music?”

    • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

      that’s your opinion, so you should enlighten us…

      • lol

        and no one agree with yours. :)

        • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

          what was my opinion, exactly?

    • spenghead

      making good dnb is alot harder then making good “bass music”. but tbh everyone who listens to it knows that ey? :)

    • ankylosaurus

      Spor was a pretty middling dnb producer (many liked him, and I liked some tracks, but as a whole…), then Feed Me goes off. It’s strange. Pendulum were amazing, tho, back when they burst on the scene with “Vault” and did hard dnb for a few years before taking the DJ Fresh route to greater popularity and crappier music.

  • https://www.facebook.com/seppi.leveroni Seppi Leveroni

    I hate how everyone jumps to the sellout argument. These guys make music and anything done in excess gets boring and stale. For them to venture off and try different genres is good that’s how new sounds are created by expanding your mind and in turn their music. It takes courage to change your genre and try new things. So my hat off to all those producers who don’t have just one specific genre but just a thirst for music itself.

  • Arley

    I was going to say where is Boddika & Jon Convex formerly aka Instra:mental? I know they aren’t huge on a mainstream level but have made waves underground wise and their final D&B productions under the Instra:mental moniker have been the most innovative sounding d&b I’ve heard in awhile

  • Guest

    I grew up a fucking screw up got introduced to EDM and fucking blew up.

  • Guest

    I grew up fucking DnB up got introduced to EDM and fucking blew up.