As we kick-start the 4th of July weekend, the Technique Recordings fam drops a massive thirty-seven track Summer 2016 compilation that is rammed with jaw-dropping feel-good tunes that span the spectrum of the drum & bass genre. Perfect for lounging by the pool, watching the sunrise, or stomping it out in the club, label bosses Drumsound and Bassline Smith have outdone themselves once again with what is quickly becoming one of the imprint’s most highly anticipated annual compilation series.
Whether it’s the funk-driven thriller known as “Rise of the Black Panther” from the head honchos themselves or the epic piano-fueled “Don’t Let Me Go” by The Prototypes – it’s all here! Brookes Brothers and Danny Byrd make a surprise appearance alongside other VIPs like Digital, DJ Phantasy, Dextone, J Majik, Tantrum Desire, L Plus, Document One, DJ SS, and so many more. What really has us stoked on this release is the appearance of Stateside heavy-hitters like Kronology and The Burner Brothers alongside Toronto’s own Stranjah!
Kronology’s “Everyday” is an instant dancefloor classic with its dreamy atmospheres and addictive groove that’s already been smashing it up at the massives and clubs alike. Likewise, the Burner Brothers’ “Bring the Funk” unleashes a high-powered groove that runs it red from start to finish. Another favorite is the otherwordly “Aquarius” that features the Toronto-based Stranjah linking up with Polaris for what is sure to be an essential cut for those late-night travelers who like journeying among the stars.
It’s a massive look for the North American squad and with Kronology handling the mixing duties on the two bonus mixes included with the compilation, this one is guaranteed to be the soundtrack for your Fourth of July weekend and beyond.
Out today so check the audio below and be sure to snag your own copy of the Technique Summer 2016 album here.