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Rupert Parkes’ razor-sharp 1997 debut remains one of the crowning achievements of drum & bass. DJ Mag explores how this groundbreaking album used intricate programming...

For the last two decades, many drum & bass producers have been obsessed with being the loudest. But for a brief, glorious moment in the ’90s, the real...

This evergreen breakbeat hardcore missive influenced the likes of The Prodigy and the whole of the early UK rave scene. Ben Murphy charts its story...

“I saw that record go from street level and get bigger and bigger, and there was no video for it, no promotion, nothing,” says Renegade Soundwave’s Danny...

Drum & bass pioneer plays us his most inspiring cuts

Creating balance is something that LA-based drum & bass pioneer Photek (Rupert Parkes) is particularly good at. Famous for his sonic sketches and deep musical journeys through d&b, ambient cascades, house music and beyond, his newest, and hotly-anticipated artist album, 'Ku:Palm' dips from lush dancefloor material to super deep headphone listening.