Doc Scott's 31 Recordings has been pushing the more experiemental side of 'the roller' for well over 2 decades now, and has been responsible for providing many seminal tracks now considered stone cold classics.
We look back at 10 of our favourites from the label ahead of Doc Scott's performance for us on the 16th February, more info here.
Bungle - Cocooned
One of the more recent classics from 31 Recordings is Bungle’s huge ‘Cocooned’. This one has been doing the rounds in clubs worldwide since its release and is still making regular appearances in D&B sets from the biggest in the game.
Nasty Habits - Shadow Boxing
Nasty Habits with a stone cold classic. This one does serious damage on the dance floor and epitomises the overall sound of 31 Recordings.
J:Kenzo - Sykura
J:Kenzo combines broken jungle beats, ominous pads and deep rolling bass lines in his heavy hitter ‘Sykura’. Old school vibes perfectly combined with fresh production.
Digital - Deadline
A stone cold classic from Digital and one of the mans seminal records. Deadline tore up dance floors in 2000 and still does the job now. That building synth and rolling percussion builds the atmosphere like very few others.
Serum - Species
No intro needed on this one, the unmistakable sounds of ‘Species’ from Serum. His trademark basses and tight, lo-fi rolling drums have made this a go-to track for some of the biggest DJs in D&B.
Marcus Intalex & ST Files - How You Make Me Feel
A dream from the manchester duo of St Files and the now sadly departed Marcus Intalex. Like all of the now classic releases from this duo, How You Make Me Feel was well ahead of it’s time.
Fortran - The End Part II
A stepping heavy hitter with some harsh mid growling bass hits, this release from Ed Rush, Optical & Fierces pseudonym ‘Fortran’ epitomises the sound from the late 90s. A real heads down, nodding affair.
Calibre - Deep Orca
It can’t be argued that Calibre has the most prolific musical output out of anyone in drum & bass. Specialising in soulful simplicity, ‘Deep Orca’ lives up to the classic Calibre sound, with a long ambient intro dropping intro a soulful, bass heavy rolling break.
Klute - Song Seller
Combining rolling drums with some ethereal vocals, Song Seller from Commercial Suicide boss Klute ticks all the right boxes. A simple, bubbling bass keeps the track rolling right throughout.
Loxy and Resound - Purity
Half-time stepper from Loxy & Resound, ‘Purity’ came as part of the 31 Recordings Future Beats album. Impressive sound-design and old school flavours from this formidable duo.