Exploring the history of distortion in drum and bass

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There exists a generous amount of academic literature pertaining to Drum and Bass research yet very little of it concerns itself with the production methods – the small amount that does exist is mostly informal and anecdotal. This chapter takes us back to 1995 to explore the introduction of non-linear distortion as an effect and by doing so, we discover how an experimental approach abusing the available technology helped shape the genre and cement the use of distortion as a key element of the genre's aesthetic for years to come.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation in Music
Subtitle of host publicationCultures and Contexts
EditorsJan-Olof Gullö, Russ Hepworth-Sawyer, Justin Paterson, Rob Toulson, Mark Marrington
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781003462101
ISBN (Print)9781032611167, 9781032611174
Publication statusPublished - 27 Mar 2024

Publication series

NamePerspectives on Music Production


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