Source Direct have a back catalogue spanning 25 years built on a reputation of releasing groundbreaking, futuristic drum and bass tracks. Few have crafted electronic music as virtuosic, moving and as futuristic.
They have produced legendary cuts for a variety of seminal labels. These include: Metalheadz, Basement, Certificate 18, Odysee, Street Beats, Good Looking Records, and self-owned label Source Direct Recordings. They released singles under pseudonyms, Intensity, Sounds of Life, Oblivion, Mirage, X-Files and Hokusai.
Source Direct are often mentioned in the same breath with other ground-breaking drum and bass artists such as Goldie, Photek and Dillinja. However, their work often displays a much darker and moody ambiance with more of an emphasis on irregular breakbeats and atmospheric sampling. They have had their tracks featured in feature films such as the cult horror movie Blade with ‘Call & Response’. They also featured in critically acclaimed Playstation game Wipeout 2097 with track ‘2097’.
After a hiatus, Source Direct are back. With a back catalogue as stellar as theirs, interest has grown significantly. A new generation of drum & bass producers including Blocks and Escher, Ulterior Motive and Om Unit have drawn inspiration from the beauty, cinematic scope and ambition of the original sound. Outside of that genre, many other artists have also been vocal in appreciation of their work.
As anybody who has seen him DJ in recent years will attest, it is an absolute riot. Drawing on classic era jungle, drum and bass and all manner else, succinctly joining the dots between styles and eras whilst injecting new fresh cuts. For Source Direct, the story has just begun. New music is in the works and unbridled creativity is, as it ever was, in full effect.