Total Science

Total Science

The pair first met in 1987, both living on Blackbird Leys estate in Oxford, England and brought together through a mutual love of hip-hop. Distracted by the arrival of hardcore in the early nineties, record collecting was quickly followed by DJing and eventually production.

Greenhalgh was the first into the studio, with "Freestyle Fanatic (EP)" as Q Project launching his career in 1991. However it was the establishment of the Legend imprint and specifically Greenhalgh's track "Champion Sound" from the "Return Of Q. Project", which really took their profile above and beyond the slew of anonymous white labels that were dominating the music at the time.

In 1994, the pair started recording together, with "Got To Believe" the first in a series of records which pushed the label away from the fizzling darkside movement and more towards the epic string sections and rolling beats which started to appear on labels like Lucky Spin Recordings, Basement Records and Good Looking Records. They also worked Saturdays in the Record Basement shop in Reading.

After six years of recording singles for others, the pair established the C.I.A. label in the closing months of 1997 with the help of Brillo from Timeless Recordings. The release of "Silent Reign" for Goldie's label Metalheadz, breathed a new lease of life into the project, and the pair achieved a further boost with a well-timed Bad Company remix of "Champion Sound" which conjured further interest in what they were doing at their own label.

Their debut album "Advance" exposed a further field of interest, with downtempo experiments logged as a series of 'breaks' on the majority of their early EP's extended to some superb deep house, this breadth taken a step further with their Skindeep imprint which has forged broken beat to considerable acclaim.

Their pioneering of a revival in old-school sounds and arrangements, together with labels Digital UK and Reinforced Records, dominated drum & bass throughout 2001 and beyond.

Total Science Discography Tracks


Total Science Advance (Album) C.I.A. UK 2000 Sell This Version
CIAAWCD4 Total Science Audio Works 04(CD) C.I.A. CIAAWCD4 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CIAAWCD 3 Total Science Audio Works 03(CD, Album) C.I.A. CIAAWCD 3 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CIAAWCD5 Total Science Audio Works 05(CD) C.I.A. CIAAWCD5 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Total Science Good Game (Album) C.I.A. UK 2004 Sell This Version
CIAAWCD6 Total Science Audio Works 06(CD) C.I.A. CIAAWCD6 UK 2004 Sell This Version
Total Science Mars Needs... Total Science (Album) C.I.A. UK 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Total Science Combined Science / Sands Of Time Void Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
Total Science Method / Rotation C.I.A. UK 1996 Sell This Version
Total Science Split Personality Timeless Recordings UK 1996 Sell This Version
Total Science Rotation (Spirit Remix) C.I.A. UK 1997 Sell This Version
Total Science Algebra / Forcefield Good Looking Records UK 1997 Sell This Version
void 008 Total Science Aerospace EP(12", EP) Void Records void 008 UK 1997 Sell This Version
none Total Science / Natural Mystic Total Science / Natural Mystic - Reverse Polarity / Tension (Spirit Remix)(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1997 Sell This Version
none Innervisions / Total Science Innervisions / Total Science - Select / The 4th Wave (Unreleased Mix)(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1997 Sell This Version
none Total Science / Decoder Total Science / Decoder - Split Personality (Remix) / Vapour Dub(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1997 Sell This Version
Total Science Life Cycle Passenger UK 1998 Sell This Version
Total Science Espionage / Network Partisan UK 1998 Sell This Version
Total Science Stepback C.I.A. UK 1998 Sell This Version
none Cyba Space / Total Science Cyba Space / Total Science - Search For Me (Dom & Roland Remix) / Espinage(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1998 Sell This Version
Total Science E.S.P. / Moving Target Timeless Recordings UK 1999 Sell This Version
Total Science 5th Density / Radius / Break # 3 C.I.A. UK 1999 Sell This Version
Total Science Silent Reign Metalheadz, Metalheadz UK 1999 Sell This Version
Total Science v's Rareform Total Science v's Rareform - Banal New Vision Recordings UK 1999 Sell This Version
Total Science Velocity / Ironside C.I.A. UK 1999 Sell This Version

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February 26, 2017
Just to follow up my prior comment below - there is a recent interview with TS, one of the questions being:

There’s something that I saw mentioned in a Youtube comment on one of your tracks recently that I thought was pretty interesting. A lot of your tracks seem to have very sexually suggestive names. Some of my favourites include: ‘Muff Diverz’, ‘Rim Job’ and ‘Rug Munchers’. Are there any stories behind these?

Hahaha, to be honest I couldn’t tell you. It would sometimes come from a joke we had in the studio that just stuck. I know we had one once that we brought to a label and they were like “we’re not putting that out”. I can’t remember the name of it now. But yeah we were partying a lot in them days so the track titles probably reflected that.



December 28, 2016
Use to buy their records without a listen due to their consistency of high level dopiness. Which is a good thing folks.


August 29, 2016
If you're into the more melodic type of Total Science, go to Funky Technicians now!!!


May 18, 2016
Total Science are wicked mate....Really good Producers..Drum and Bass Wizards


January 29, 2015
The true elite, the best of the best since day one.

20+ years, 400+ tracks, appearing on hundreds of releases, and virtually all labels.

Yet impressive quality control and consistency.

Lurking in Broken Beat, Future/Nu-Jazz, Drum and bass, trying out everything, yet they find their signature thingies in all genres.

It's so great to simply just think about these folks. Only good and positive thoughts come to your mind.

Although something I have never understood: what's the deal with all these porn-erotic-romantic-deep titles? Not that it matters to me, but I can't be the only one who noticed it. I mean, apparently Muff Diver is a cocktail, a Hen Night can end with anything, Rated X is something general, Just Kisses are Just Kisses, but...Sophisticated Bitch?


November 6, 2014
Legends from the start. These boys are true veterans of the scene.

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