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
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 19 Jan 2023


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