It was believed to be on the decline, its rhythmic loops however return beyond the “walls” of enclosures. The drum and bass “is taking on a facelift today, thanks to a new generation of artists, many of them women, who combine their furious tempo with melodious voices”, says the British daily The Guardian. That kind of high-paced ’90s techno “has always stubbornly refused to die” to reappear in particular in the last two years, in a pop version.
“Between confinements and concentration problems, ‘DnB’ seems to be ‘the’ music made for our time, but why?
if“there is certainly a form of nostalgia”, this awakening of 2-step beats and heavy bass lines at low frequency can be explained by various factors. Drum and bass is historically club music, even rave party music — in any case, party music. But in 2022 it is on new media that his musical loops find distribution channels, explains The Guardian.
“None of the artists of today that I have met have made themselves known by the traditional route, that is to say by going to a club: their springboard for all of them has been social networks” , details journalist Alexis Petridis.
The musician Vierre Cloud, for example, has t