Delta Heavy Tell Us Their Top 10 Drum & Bass Anthems Ever
Ben Hall and Simon Jones are otherwise known by the moniker Delta Heavy, who are killing it on the UK Drum & Bass circuit. We're currently spinning their new track 'Kaleidoscope' on the MTV Dance playlist (it's awesome), so we decided to get the guys' take on the best D&B anthems ever.
Featuring massive tunes from DJ Fresh, Chase & Status, Pendulum and more, if this doesn't get you hyped for the weekend then nothing will...
Prodigy - 'Voodoo People' (Pendulum Remix)
"Two of the biggest names in dance music put together created one of the all time D&B classics. The iconic 'Voodoo People' riff added to by the huge production and rock influence by Pendulum equates to one of the biggest drum and bass tunes of all time."
Bad Company - 'Planet Dust'
"Bad Company dominated the dark underground drum and bass genre around the year 2000. The collective have spawned countless anthems that could have taken up this entire list. 'The Nine', 'Nitrous', 'The Pulse', 'Snowcat' and 'Torpedo' are just a handful of them but 'Planet Dust' had everything you wanted from a D&B tune. An epic tune with a lush musical intro, a huge drop and twisted bass line edits all crafted to perfection."
Sub Focus - 'Timewarp' VIP
"We chose this because it's probably our most played track of all time in our sets but Sub Focus has provided anthem after anthem for 15 years. Along with Pendulum it raised the production standards of drum and bass that everyone spent years chasing to equal. 'Timewarp''s instantly recognisable rising lead makes it peak moment in any set."
Noisia - 'Stigma'
"Noisia's output is almost unparalleled in terms of consistent quality. Taking over where Ed Rush & Optical left off as masters of the tech-step/neurofunk sound they created one of the truly iconic underground tunes in 'Stigma'. The pitch rising and cutting lead resolved by a killer bassline is pure adrenaline."
Moving Fusion - 'Turbulence'
"At the end of the 90s and early noughties these guys were at the top of their game making many a dance floor smasher like 'The Beginning', 'Now's The Time', 'Guy Fawkes' & 'Thunderball' but 'Turbulence' is a monster that still sounds as good 20 years after creation."
DJ Hazard - 'Mr Happy'
"I would challenge anyone to play this at any rave and not have the crowd shout back that melody at you. Still a huge feature in sets everywhere and a crowd favourite."
Konflict - 'Messiah'
"Skin tingling moment when the intro vocal and bass come in never gets old. The beacon of the tech-step era of drum and bass."
Chase & Status Ft. Plan B - 'Pieces'
"Working with the incredibly talented vocal chameleon Plan B, this tune raised the vocal D&B game and put Chase & Status into a new arena. Aggressive and mosh pit inducing this blend of Rock and D&B was a favourite from their More Than Alot album along with plenty of other tracks from it like 'Take Me Away' and 'Smash TV'. An all time classic."
Q Project - 'Champion Sound' (Total Science Hardcore Will Never Die Remix)
"One of the biggest jungle tracks of the 90s got a heavier touch up in 2000 by Q Project's collaborative production outfit Total Science and breathed a wealth of new life into it. A real dark and nasty tune."
DJ Fresh - 'Signal'
"Before he turned his talents to more radio friendly music, Fresh's dance floor tunes were always innovative and smashed every dancefloor. 'Signal' was one of those tunes that when it first came out had everyone asking "WTF is that!?" The bass and drum switches in this are insane."
Delta Heavy's 'Kaleidoscope' is out now.