Total Science

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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.
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Albums

CIALP 001 Advance — Total Science Total Science Advance (Album) C.I.A. CIALP 001 UK 2000 Sell This Version
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CIALP003CD PROMO Good Game — Total Science Total Science Good Game (Album) C.I.A. CIALP003CD PROMO UK 2004 Sell This Version
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CIALP 004 Mars Needs...   Total Science — Total Science Total Science Mars Needs... Total Science (Album) C.I.A. CIALP 004 UK 2006 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

DJ 022 Split Personality — Total Science Total Science Split Personality Timeless Recordings DJ 022 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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Void 003 Combined Science / Sands Of Time — Total Science Total Science Combined Science / Sands Of Time Void Records Void 003 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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CIA 001 Method / Rotation — Total Science Total Science Method / Rotation C.I.A. CIA 001 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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GLR 022 Algebra / Forcefield — Total Science Total Science Algebra / Forcefield Good Looking Records GLR 022 UK 1997 Sell This Version
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CIA 005 Rotation (Spirit Remix) — Total Science Total Science Rotation (Spirit Remix) C.I.A. CIA 005 UK 1997 Sell This Version
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void 008 Aerospace EP — Total Science Total Science Aerospace EP(12", EP) Void Records void 008 UK 1997 Sell This Version
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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
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none Innervisions / Total Science Innervisions / Total Science - Select / The 4th Wave (Unreleased Mix)(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1997 Sell This Version
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none Total Science / Decoder Total Science / Decoder - Split Personality (Remix) / Vapour Dub(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1997 Sell This Version
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PART 009 Espionage / Network — Total Science Total Science Espionage / Network Partisan PART 009 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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CIA98001 Stepback — Total Science Total Science Stepback C.I.A. CIA98001 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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PASA 001 R Life Cycle — Total Science Total Science Life Cycle Passenger PASA 001 R UK 1998 Sell This Version
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none Take My Life / Taxman — Total Science Dillinja / Total Science Dillinja / Total Science - Take My Life / Taxman(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1998 Sell This Version
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none Charade (Dub Mix) / Killa — Total Science Rachid / Total Science Rachid / Total Science - Charade (Dub Mix) / Killa(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1998 Sell This Version
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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
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SKIN 001 Chill Factor — Total Science Total Science Chill Factor Skindeep SKIN 001 UK 1999 Sell This Version
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TYME 003 E.S.P. / Moving Target — Total Science Total Science E.S.P. / Moving Target Timeless Recordings TYME 003 UK 1999 Sell This Version
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CIA-99002 Inneractive / Espionage (Spirit Remix) / Break #5 — Total Science The Spirit* / Total Science The Spirit* / Total Science - Inneractive / Espionage (Spirit Remix) / Break #5 C.I.A. CIA-99002 UK 1999 Sell This Version
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CIA98002 5th Density / Radius / Break # 3 — Total Science Total Science 5th Density / Radius / Break # 3 C.I.A. CIA98002 UK 1999 Sell This Version
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METH 035 Silent Reign — Total Science Total Science Silent Reign Metalheadz, Metalheadz METH 035 UK 1999 Sell This Version
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nv 9901 Banal — Total Science Total Science v's Rareform Total Science v's Rareform - Banal New Vision Recordings nv 9901 UK 1999 Sell This Version
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CIA99001 Velocity / Ironside — Total Science Total Science Velocity / Ironside C.I.A. CIA99001 UK 1999 Sell This Version

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mcc3991

mcc3991

February 12, 2022
Total Science for me are up there as some of the best drum and bass producers of all time. Variety of styles spanning through decades with great consistency. Legends.
4thlevelinfo

4thlevelinfo

June 16, 2021
Total Science are some of the best & most prolific producers we have ever seen. I feel like they are recognized but not quite appreciated enough. They can do any style. They can sound like "Total Science" or "Q Project", or they can sound completely different. They are simply amazing and we are lucky to have them.
Neo_Chayanne

Neo_Chayanne

February 7, 2021
Throughout the years, Total Science never ceased to impress in terms of creativity and sound design! Their production quality is ace! Also, their style ranges from being liquid, deep, minimal & atmospheric to that of neuro infused tough basslines but still putting forward the rawness of drum & bass! Highly recommended producers to check out who have been on the scene for over 25 years!
spl3nd1d

spl3nd1d

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.

OughtaKrawl

OughtaKrawl

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.
Eryhar

Eryhar

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

tangee

May 18, 2016
Total Science are wicked mate....Really good Producers..Drum and Bass Wizards
spl3nd1d

spl3nd1d

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?
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Pleinmont

Pleinmont

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

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