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 as drum & bass outfit Source Direct.
Source Direct produced legendary cuts for a variety of seminal labels including: Metalheadz, Basement, Certificate 18, Odysee, Street Beats, Good Looking Records, and self-owned label Source Direct Recordings. They released singles under pseudonyms, such as Intensity, Sounds of Life, Oblivion, Mirage, X-Files and Hokusai.
Seminal releases included: Exit 9, Call and Response, Sands of Time, Secret Liaison, Stone Killer, The Cult, The Crane and many, many more.
Source Direct are often mentioned in the same breath with other ground-breaking drum and bass artists such as Goldie, Photek and various other Metalheadz producers. 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 track Call & Response and also featured in critically acclaimed Playstation game Wipeout 2097 with track 2097.
After a hiatus, Source Direct are back and 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, to name but a few, have drawn inspiration from the beauty, cinematic scope and ambition of the original Source Direct sound. Outside of that genre, many other artists have also been vocal in their appreciation of their work, not least those affiliated to the Blackest Ever Black stable, such as Raime.
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 flavours. 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.