Source Direct

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Drum & bass outfit from St. Albans, UK.
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Albums

Source Direct - Exorcise The Demons album art Source Direct Exorcise The Demons (Album) Science, Virgin US 1998 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Source Direct - Future London / Shimmer album art Source Direct Future London / Shimmer Odysee Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
Source Direct - A Made Up Sound / The Cult album art Source Direct A Made Up Sound / The Cult Metalheadz UK 1995 Sell This Version
Source Direct - Snake Style / Exit- 9 album art Source Direct Snake Style / Exit- 9 Source Direct Recordings UK 1995 Sell This Version
Source Direct - Approach & Identify / Modem album art Source Direct Approach & Identify / Modem Source Direct Recordings UK 1995 Sell This Version
Source Direct - Fabric Of Space / Bliss album art Source Direct Fabric Of Space / Bliss Source Direct Recordings UK 1995 Sell This Version
Source Direct - Different Groove / Stars album art Source Direct Different Groove / Stars Odysee Records UK 1995 Sell This Version
Source Direct - The Crane / Artificial Barriers album art Source Direct The Crane / Artificial Barriers Source Direct Recordings UK 1996 Sell This Version
Source Direct - Stonekiller / Web Of Sin album art Source Direct Stonekiller / Web Of Sin Metalheadz UK 1996 Sell This Version
Source Direct - This Is A Baad / The Cult (Remixes) album art Goldie / Source Direct Goldie / Source Direct - This Is A Baad / The Cult (Remixes) Razors Edge UK 1996 Sell This Version
Source Direct - Secret Liaison / Complexities album art Source Direct Secret Liaison / Complexities Good Looking Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
Source Direct - Two Masks / Black Domina album art Source Direct Two Masks / Black Domina (Maxi, Single) Science, Virgin Records Ltd. UK 1996 Sell This Version
Source Direct - Call & Response / Computer State album art Source Direct Call & Response / Computer State (Single) Science, Virgin UK 1997 Sell This Version
Source Direct - Capital D. / Enemy Lines album art Source Direct Capital D. / Enemy Lines (Maxi, Single) Science UK 1997 Sell This Version
Source Direct - Dark Metal / Stonekiller (Remixes) album art Rufige Kru / Source Direct Rufige Kru / Source Direct - Dark Metal / Stonekiller (Remixes) Razors Edge UK 1997 Sell This Version
QEDLPDX 3 Source Direct - Mind Weaver album art Source Direct Mind Weaver(12", S/Sided, Promo) Science QEDLPDX 3 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
QEDLPDZ 3 Source Direct - Concealed Identity album art Source Direct Concealed Identity(12", S/Sided, Promo) Science QEDLPDZ 3 UK 1998 Sell This Version
Source Direct - Technical Warfare album art Source Direct Technical Warfare Science UK 1999 Sell This Version
none Source Direct - Terminal 2 / Snake Style (Remix) album art Ram Trilogy / Source Direct Ram Trilogy / Source Direct - Terminal 2 / Snake Style (Remix)(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1999 Sell This Version
Source Direct - Yo Bitch / Pimp Star album art Source Direct And Instra Mental* Source Direct And Instra Mental* - Yo Bitch / Pimp Star Demonic UK 2000 Sell This Version
Source Direct - Sub One / Escape From Cairo album art Source Direct Sub One / Escape From Cairo Demonic UK 2001 Sell This Version
Source Direct - Snowblind / The Place album art Source Direct and Instra Mental* Source Direct and Instra Mental* - Snowblind / The Place Demonic UK 2001 Sell This Version
Source Direct - Black Rose / Black Rose (Blawan Remix) album art Source Direct Black Rose / Black Rose (Blawan Remix) Nonplus Records UK 2015 Sell This Version
Source Direct - Approach & Identify album art Source Direct Approach & Identify Nonplus Records UK 2015 Sell This Version
Source Direct - The Crane album art Source Direct The Crane Nonplus Records UK 2016 Sell This Version

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Mergi

Mergi

March 15, 2016
Absolutely ravenous human beings these fellows! The 90s would've been absolutely DULL without 'em, let me tell you.
theskyisfalling

theskyisfalling

June 22, 2015
I'm sure Goldie referred to them as some sort of Cell that mutated from Photek, anyway their releases got cained by anyone and everyone back in the day and I still enjoy playing them.
The thing about SD was the breadth of styles they produced with in D&B, whatever sound they took on they made it their own and surpassed their peers in quality of execution, from dark amen heavy tunes to melodic pad laden chill they nailed it.
eklausmeyer

eklausmeyer

July 12, 2013
Under Rupert Parkes expert tutelage, these gents took jungle to a whole new place. Prior to the Source Direct/Photek (and a little bit Doc Scott as well, though not as much), there was a strict dance-ethic. I feel that many of the Source Direct tunes are not (and really never were) dance floor friendly. But that's ok. They are true works of art. They took programming, editing and sequencing to new heights. And when you compare production in any EDM style circa 1995, there was no one creating sequences as complex and precise as Source Direct (and Photek). It really boggles my mind to imagine these complex patterns being made on hardware samplers! Hours and hours and hours of pushing little buttons. Respect.
ceejaycraig

ceejaycraig

October 2, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
The kings of editing an "Amen Break" Had a totaly unique sound meaning there tunes were both hard but had depth and musical input. Had releases on all the big labels at the time aswell as there own labels. Would recomend everything they did between 94-96 however be ready to pay as there stuff can be pretty expensive to pick up.
Komakino

Komakino

May 28, 2004
The sleeve notes to Platinum Breakz III as well as the artist profile on allmusic.com indicate that Phil Aslett left Source Direct towards the end of 1999, leaving Jim Baker to run proceedings alone. Evolving from Photek's shadow both musically and geographically, Source Direct took drum & bass somewhere dark (darker than No U-Turn's take on the world) with almost disturbing productions combining ill-boding atmospherics with non-standard time beats, breaks, and bass. One of a small number of drum & bass artists to record a full-length album (1999's 'Exorcise The Demons') their standout tracks include 'Capital D' and 'Stonekiller' - the latter comparable to a musical journey though Dante's Inferno.

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