Drum and Bass
Rinse is a two-hour drum and bass program.
Some of the subgenres we explore.
A genre of dance music that developed out of the UK rave scene and sound system culture in the 1990s. Emerging from breakbeat hardcore, the style is characterized by rapid breakbeats, heavily syncopated percussive loops, samples, and synthesized effects. Deep basslines, melodies, and vocal samples are found in dub, reggae and dancehall, and hip hop and funk. Many producers frequently sampled the “Amen break” or other breakbeats from funk and jazz recordings. Jungle was a direct precursor to the drum and bass genre, which emerged in the mid-1990s
Ragga jungle or ragga drum & bass
With reggae and dancehall music influences. It would become a significant subgenre between 1994 and 1995. Popular tracks are “Incredible” M-Beat featuring General Levy, “Original Gangster / Nuttah” Shy FX, “Sound Murderer / RIP” Remarc, “Limb by Limb” Hitman featuring Cutty Ranks, and “Code Red / Champion DJ” Conquering Lion.
Drumstep or half-time
Combination of DNB and dubstep. Half-time beat structure, which still adheres to the usual sub-bass and tempo of drum and bass.
Drill ‘n’ bass
It incorporates double-time DNB with undanceable rhythms, low-brow humour, and ambient vibes of IDM. Artists include Squarepusher and Aphex Twin. It would help produce the IDM spin-off genre breakcore, which took a more earnest and frenetic approach to the jungle sound.
Intelligent drum & bass or intelligent jungle
Smoother style, influenced by ambient music, chillout, jazz and soul music, pioneered by such artists as Omni Trio, Peshay, Seba, Blu Mar Ten, Deep Blue, Photek, Jack Smooth (Basement Records), Bukem and his label Good Looking Records, and the label Moving Shadow.
We often play mix sets, including stuff from our archives, such as “Chronic Sound System” with DJ Wigs.
Rinse your Sunday mornings on SVP RADIO at 10:00 am Eastern Standard Time.