2004 was a massive year for Simon Bassline Smith. Alongside
Drumsound he produced the biggest track of the year for Grooveriders Prototype
The mighty Odyssey went on to hit the number one spot in the UK dance chart.
Last year also saw a debut artist album from the Drumsound & Bassline
Smith collaboration, and a string of releases on Renegade Hardware, Creative
Source, Timeless, V recordings, Formation, CIA and of course their own
Technique Recordings and Worldwide Audio Recordings.
The momentum shows no sign of halting in 2005. With remix projects already
delivered for Ganja and their debut release for Breakbeat Kaos forthcoming,
their attention has turned to a series of EPs entitled The Valley of The
Kings set to drop on Technique across the spring and summer months.
Alongside a pioneering production career which spans across the last decade,
Simon has been representing his sound around the globe since the inception
of hardcore and Drum & Bass. As a DJ, it all started in the early 1990s
playing for legendary dance organizations such as: - Perception, Methology,
Rain Dance, Dance 91 and World Dance. It was around this time that Simon
started one of the first D&B labels Absolute2. He introduced and established
producers such as Doc Scott and Nookie before concentrating on his own
productions. Palomino Jungle Music and Life were all seminal tracks in
what was just becoming D&B.
Over the past few years Bassline Smith has secured his place in the D&B
premiership. His Technique imprint goes from strength to strength and his
heavyweight DJ sets have spread the Technique sound over every continent.
In recent months his appearances have spanned America, Canada, Australia,
France,Italy,Germany, Russia, Iceland, Spain, Holland, Sweden, Ireland,
Czech Republic, Brazil, Poland, Switzerland, Uruguay, Norway, Italy as
well representing for some of the biggest UK organisations such as Slammin
Vinyl, Accelerated Culture, One Nation, Detonate, Movement the list goes
Simon Bassline Smith alongside his partners Drumsound are on the brink
of releasing their 2nd Album in 2006 Street Technique on Technique Recordings
which features tracks from Roni Size, Fresh, Friction,Youngman MC, Artificial
Intelligence amongst others as the label has moved from respected underground
drum and bass label to one of the leading labels in the industry.
Bassline Smiths heavyweight DJ style is a full on assault of cutting edge
Drum & Bass set to smash up the dancefloorsset to smash up the dancefloors