A legend on the rise, 2013 marked the rejuvenation of one the most important labels in D&B’s history. With a renewed mission to release the hardest, most dance floor focused tracks, Bryan Gee’s Chronic is once again synonymous for heavyweight, bass-fuelled riddims. After a year that saw the label launch a brand new look with the mighty Chronic Rollers as well as releases from L-Side, Sativa Dub and Silent Type, Chronic is now ready to drop its most exciting project yet - the gully sounds of ‘Warehouse Music’.
Kicking off 2014 in style, Warehouse Music takes D&B back to its roots on an undeniably deadly new compilation album. Featuring 24 tracks of hardest-hitting jungle drum & bass selected by the ever on point Bryan Gee, the aptly named Warehouse Music is an ode to the more stripped back, raw sounds of D&B’s past - all with the unmistakable edge of 2014 production power. Bringing together established artists and newer faces, Warehouse Music sees tracks from the likes of Optiv and BTK, Roni Size, Serum and Bladerunner alongside equally huge joints from newer producers such as L-Side, DJ Chap and Unreal - all on one outrageous compilation.
From the industrial strength of Capone’s ‘I’ll Be Your’ to the jump-up howls of Need For Mirrors’ rudeboy roller ‘Trips’ and Critycal Dubs’ old skool bass mentality, the Chronic crew pull no punches and in doing so deliver a very welcome breath of fresh air to the sweaty enclaves of the drum & bass scene.
With the veteren amen master DJ Bailey drafted in to mix the CD album it’s yet another masterstroke and completes an utterly heinous release from a label looking set for even more in 2014. Big, bad and extremely heavy.
All you need to do is listen to the tracks on the soundcloud player and then comment below what your favourite track is and why... simple!
We'll pick 2 winners who give the best explanation for their favourite track on 3rd March to bag themselves the prize and contact them through Facebook...
01. Unreal - Sideshow Bob
02. Young G - Doesn't Matter
03. Command Strange - Disco Ball
04. Symptom and Mcleod - Svengali
05. DJ Chap - Like A Fyah
06. Silent Type - The Grind
07. Need For Mirrors - Trips
08. Saxxon - The Visitors
09. L-Side - On The Block
10. Serum - Energy
11. Need for Mirrors - Ambush
12. Capone - I'll Be Your
13. Optiv & BTK - At All Costs
14. Nitri - Cracker
15. Roni Size - Blind Alley
16. Symptom - Heavy Heart
17. Critycal Dub - Welcome to the Jungle
18. Bladerunner - Lockoff
19. Crytical Dub - Hold On
20. L-Side - Upside Down
21. Command Strange - Wrong Games
22. Mr Joseph - Back 2 Basics
23. Level 2 - Montara
24. Need For Mirrors, HLZ & Kabuki - Plant Life
25. Various Artists - Warehouse Music - Mixed by Bailey