selected drum + bass from toronto
Mega-city producers and DJ's captivated by the rolling beats of drum'n'bass are celebrated on METRO BREAKS, a new leading edge compilation covering all styles from tech step and jump-up to dubby hip hop and ambient atmospheres.
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WATERSHELL has made waves internationally with tracks having been released on numerous compilations and most recently on a single for the Legion Of Green Men run Post Contemporary label. STEREOFREEZE features the work of local dj NAV dropping sitar and tabla samples over rough breaks and complex rhythms. CODEX are a dynamic live group featuring vocals, textural guitars, ebow, bass and keyboards, currently supporting their debut CD and vinyl on World Domination.
MANITOU2 is the expansive electronic project headed by Mike Trommer, who co-runs the Republic Records label, responsible for releasing DAVE HOWARD's latest single. Howard moved away from Toronto in the eighties to become a pop star in England, and has returned making jazzy, sparkling new music. KINDER ATOM are constantly expanding their audio spectrum, now with a total of three CD's, a half-dozen compilation appearances, remixes and commercials behind them.
AURACLE is the chill-core brainchild of Arthur Oskan, whose recent signing to Switch Records will have him caressing eardrums around the world.
The disc was curated by producer/dj/mad scientist GERALD BELANGER over the last year, and tested out on dub plate to very receptive crowds across America during a label-sponsored US club tour. Metro Breaks is Belanger's fifth compilation focusing on Canadian electronic music, with previous discs having been released by NINJA TUNE in England, and by CLEOPATRA/HYPNOTIC label in the USA.
released internationally march 1998 by hypnotic/caroline