Dillinja & Lemon D - Big Bad Bass
Format: 5 x Vinyl, 12",NOTE ONLY 4LP ( SIDE I +J is missing)
Records are VG++
Cover has damage to top left corner , corner wear to all corners, creasing and ringwear
Style:Drum n Bass
A Dillinja - Thugged Out Bitch
B Lemon D - Find A Way
C Dillinja - Just Warmin Up
D Lemon D - Get Dirty
E Dillinja - Check 1-2
F Lemon D - I Can't Take This
G Dillinja - Human B-bop VIP
H Lemon D - Mr Mellow
Drum 'n Bass junkies are already familiar with Dillinja, but for the uninitiated, Dillinja is a DnB innovator whose advanced production techniques make for some of the hardest, deepest music you'll find anywhere. "Big Bad Bass" is the first in a series of Dillinja/Lemon D albums -
"Big Bad Bass" accurately describes what you'll hear ..
. A lot of the tunes were written expressly for Dillinja's Valve Sound System - a monstrosity of custom-made speakers including 52 subwoofers and 96,000 watts of amplification. I'm only mentioning this because the music wasn't necessarily designed for a typical speaker system ..
The music is enjoyable enough without a lot of bass power, but it's impact increases proportionally to the amount of bass presence. Also, this music is really for the club. As pure listening music, it's too repetitive to sustain your undivided attention. That's not a fault, by the way. It's great for dancing, parties, and workouts - just not something you'd probably sit down and listen to with headphones.
Dillinja and Lemon D both contribute strong tracks. "It Ain't Too Loud" and "I Can't Take This" are standouts. Some people have been complaining that Dillinja's newer sound isn't as good as his classic sound ("Angels Fell", "Armoured D", "Thugs"). I'm not sure I agree. His sound IS different, but that's not necessarily bad. It just reflects his musical sensibilities at the moment. I don't think there are any big surprises here. You've got the typical 1-2 minute intro before the bass drops, you've got the usual assortment of peaks and valleys, etc. No big diversions from classic drum 'n bass form. It's good music though and even if it's different than the previous material, this ultimately has more bass impact as a result of Dillinja's engineering.
Dillinja & Lemon D - BBB - Dillinja - Just Warmin´Up
This is such an awesome tune!
Just goes to show that DnB is still underground though
Lemon D - I Can't Take This
taken from Dillinja & Lemon D's "The Big Bad Bass" album from 2002, a very hot track by Lemon
There are few producers on the drum'n'bass scene who are as respected and revered as Dillinja. With his trademark combination of dirty stomach churning basslines and tighter than tight beats, his reputation has grown steadily as one of the most influential drum'n'bass producers around today.
Dillinja, (born 1977 as Karl Francis) is a drum and bass DJ, record producer and entrepreneur from Brixton in South London, England. Arguably the most prolific producer within the drum and bass scene (with over 500 releases produced since 1991), Francis subsequently set up Valve Recordings in partnership with long-term collaborator Lemon D (Kevin King), with whom he also designed and built the Valve Sound System. Purported to be the most bass-heavy system in the world (contrary to rumour it is not the loudest), it is the only sound system to have been purpose-built for drum and bass. As well as the record label and sound system, Francis and King have also opened a specialist mastering and vinyl cutting studio, Ear 2 Ground. Albums include My Sound (1993-2004), Cybotron 2000, as well as Big Bad Bass and The Killa-Hertz with Lemon D. Dillinja's choice of artist name appears to be inspired by John Dillinger, the 1920s American gangster; he also uses the alias 'Capone' (as in Al Capone, as well as 'Trinity', 'Cybotron', 'D-Type', and 'Original Master'.