DRUM'n'BASS TOP 100 ALL TIME CHART


1. DJ Marky & XRS - LK - V recordings - 2002
Upon it's release, the track caused a major revolution on the drum'n'bass scene. This was the start of Brasil / latin d'n'b, while the tune's producers immediately became one of the rare non British among the genre's superstars. Stamina MC contributed to the vocal version, thus bringing the track closer to commercial audience. The success made an important turning point, as up until then the music was dominated by hard English sound.

2. Roni Size & Reprazent - Brown paper bag - Talkin' Loud - 1997
In the era when the scene was devided into two major, relatively opposite sides – hardstep / darkstep and ambiental / atmospheric drum'n'bass – Roni Size successfully gathered both, adding his tipical elements of funk and jazz to the mix. The result was a timeless classic that grew beyond the boundaries of sub-genres, remixed with Dynamite MC's hip-hop style vocals on top.

3. Shy FX & UK Apachi - Original nuttah - SOUR - 1994
In the mid nineties when d'n'b as we know it today was still developing, jungle was stronger than ever. Original nuttah is probably the very best jungle tune and represents the typical sound of the ragga flavoured hard hitters. Unlike some other jungle producers who vanished after the genre's decline at the end of the century, Shy FX managed to follow new trends in the last decade and brilliantly adapted to the modern sounds.

4. Pendulum - Vault - 31 records - 2003
The Australian trio crashed onto the scene virtualy over night and not only won the genre's most important awards, but also prooved that drum'n'bass has become a global electronic style where English producers don't necessarely play a key role. A series of unforgettable club hits followed, while Vault is superior to the others, superb in all aspects. They created un uncompromising sound and strengthened techstep as the genre's leading style among the hard drive fans.

5. Adam F - Circles - F-Jams - 1997
It is a true masterpiece with the classic orchestral approach, entrancing the listener, bringing him to a higher state of consciousness rather than bombing him with energy. Circles is a typical representative of the significant drum'n'bass sub genre of the nineties that was described as atmospheric, ambiental and intelligent. Artcore, as it's also known, was the answer to the music that was getting harder, darker and faster every year, slowly replacing the disappearing jungle at the same time. The track could be easily replaced by one of the numerous Good Looking releases, as it is full of turning points and has more different phases than a bunch of remixes together.

6. Ed Rush & Optical - Pacman - Ram Trilogy remix - Virus - 2002
RAM Trilogy - a production group that consists of Andy C, Ant Miles and Shimon - are credited for the best remix on the drum'n'bass circuit, as the release surpassed the success of the original that was a big hit to begin with. They were faithfull to the sound of Ed Rush & Optical's original, but made it even more energetic. With their contribution techstep ultimately defeated the similar sounding sub genres such as hardstep and darkstep that were very popular with the hard style loving fans in the previous decade, thus assuring the reign of minimalistic, techno sounding drum'n'bass.

7. Goldie - Inner city life - FFRR - 1994
The eccentric Goldie became a legendary producer when his first hit called Terminator launched drum'n'bass production at the speed that is being used in present time. Two years later he released Inner city life, a melancholic jungle ballad that featured singer Diane Charlemagne, a member of the succesful British dance band Urban Cookie Collective at the time. The track also known as Timeless later appeared on Goldie's album with the same title, this time in an unusually long version consisting of three separate parts, giving the composition a movie magic.

8. Bad Company - The nine - BC recordings - 2001
This simple tune at first glance was recorded by then studio partners D-Bridge (currently a successful liquid sounding solo artist) and Maldini in just one night, but made it unbelievably big. The nine has been voted best d'n'b track of all time on drum'n'bass arena and it has still been played years after it's release. Sounding much like Detroit techno, it successfuly continues and improves the minimalistic direction started by Ed Rush & Optical at the turn of the century.

9. Kosheen - Hide U - Jive - 2000
The track surprisingly broke all drum'n'bass sales records and became the genre's most airplayed and listened tune of all time, while the Kosheen trio got more media attention than anyone else on the scene ever. Despite all the fuss, numerous house remixes and top places on the pop charts however, d'n'b as a whole got no extra credit, popularity or mainstream attention and remained alienated to commercial audience. Another surprise lies in the fact that Hide U hasn't nearly reached a similar success on the drum'n'bass scene and is not considered a genre's classic as the common radio listeners would suspect, even though it lacks commercial sound unlike the Bomfunk MC's horrific Freestyler that was released a year earlier.

10. SL2 - On a ragga tip - XL recordings - 1991
In the early nineties when drum'n'bass made it's debut, jungle was recognised by rave (hardcore) scene as an upcoming and promising new style of electronic dance music. This was a short pre-clubbing era full of new unique sounds and mixtures when ravers were opened to underground experimentations and even the media could not overlook the unforgettable combination of rave, reggae and jungle released by SL2. On the contrary to some other XL recordings' artists like The Prodigy, the duo never got commercial and luckily, rather than to pop charts, remained true to the clubbers.

11. D.Kay & Epsilon feat. Stamina MC – Barcelona – BC Authorised - 2003
12. The Prodigy – Voodoo people – Pendulum remix – Somethin' Else - 2005
13. Origin Unknown – Valley of the shadows – Ram - 1993
14. Fugees – Ready or not – Zinc remix – white label - 2003
15. Alex Reece – Pulp fiction – Metalheadz - 1995
16. Shy FX – Bambaata – Ebony - 1997
17. Bad Company – Planet dust – Prototype - 2001
18. Krust – Warhead – V recordings - 1997
19. Total Science – Nosher – Baron VIP – CIA - 2003
20. Rufige kru – Terminator – Reinforced - 1993
21. Un-Cut – Midnight – MIST remix – WEA - 2003
22. D-Bridge – True romance – Metalheadz Platinum - 2004
23. Future Sound of London – Papua New Guinea – High Contrast remix – white - 2003
24. Lenny D Ice – We r IE – white - 1991
25. Roni Size – Snapshot – Full Cycle - 1998
26. MJ Cole – Sincere – MIST remix – Azuli - 2001
27. J Majik feat. Kathy Brown – Love is not a game – Infrared - 2000
28. Pendulum – Back 2 u – Timeless - 2004
29. Ganja Kru – Super sharp shooter – Parousia - 1996
30. Calibre & Singing Fats – Drop it down – Signature - 2004
31. Andy C & Shimon – Body rock - Ram - 2001
32. E-Z Rollers – Tough at the top – Moving Shadow - 1998
33. Concord Dawn – Morning light – Timeless - 2002
34. Human Resource – Dominator – R&S - 1991
35. Ram Trilogy – Screamer – Ram - 2003
36. Die – Clear Skyz – Full Cycle - 1998
37. Jonny L – Piper – XL recordings - 1997
38. LTJ Bukem – Atlantis (I need you) – Good Looking - 1993
39. Zinc – Casino Royale – True Playaz - 2001
40. High Contrast – Basement track – Hospital - 2003
41. Ed Rush & Optical – Bacteria – Pendulum remix – Virus - 2004
42. Adam F – Metropolis – Metalheadz - 1996
43. Acen – Close your eyes – Production house - 1992
44. Breakbeat Era – Ultra obscene – XL - 1999
45. Shy FX & T-Power – Feelings – Digital Soundboy - 2005
46. Layo & Bushwacka! – Love story – d'n'b remix – white - 2003
47. Renegade - Terrorist – Moving Shadow - 1994
48. Hatiras – Spaced invader – J Majik remix - Infrared - 2001
49. Jungle Brothers – Jungle brother – Urban Takeover mix – Gee Street - 1998
50. Kanye West – Gold digger – High Contrast remix – white - 2006
51. John B – Up all night – Metalheadz - 2001
52. Hyper On Experience – Lords of the null lines – Moving Shadow - 1993
53. Pendulum – Another planet – Breakbeat Kaos - 2004
54. Omni Trio – Renegade snares – Foul Play remix – Moving Shadow - 1993
55. Fresh - Signal – Ram - 2003
56. Deep Blue – The helicopter tune – Rufige Kru mix – Moving Shadow - 1994
57. Keaton & Hive – Bring it on – Violence - 2004
58. Dillinja – Grimey – V recordings - 2002
59. Adam F – Brand new funk – V recordings - 1998
60. Mickey Finn & Aphrodite – Bad ass – Urban Takeover - 1996
61. Sunshine Anderson – Heard it all before – DJ Marky remix – white - 2002
62. Ed Rush & Optical – Kerbkrawler – Virus - 2001
63. Zinc – Fair fight – Bingo Beats - 2002
64. LTJ Bukem – Demons theme – Good Looking - 1991
65. Doc Scott – Drumz '95 – Nasty Habits remix – Metalheadz - 1995
66. Moving Fusion – The beginning – Ram - 1999
67. Breakbeat Era – Breakbeat era – XL recordings - 1998
68. Pendulum & Fresh feat. Spyda & Tenor Fly – Tarantula – Breakbeat Kaos - 2005
69. 4 Hero – Mr. Kirk's nightmare – Reinforced - 1990
70. Ebony Dubsters (Shy FX & T-Power) – Ra! – Ebony - 2003
71. MIST & High Contrast – 3 AM – Soul:r - 2003
72. Dillinja – The angels fell – Metalheadz - 1995
73. Optical – To shape the future – Metalheadz - 1997
74. Dom & Roland – Can't punish me – Moving Shadow - 2000
75. E-Z Rollers – Back to love – Moving Shadow - 2002
76. Q Project – Champion sound – Alliance mix – CIA - 2000
77. Jenna G – In love – Bingo Beats - 2006
78. High Contrast – Racing green – Hospital - 2004
79. Die – Autumn – V recordings - 1999
80. DJ Marky,... – So tinha que ser com voce – Cosmonautics mix – Movement - 2001
81. Peshay – Miles from home – Mo Wax - 1998
82. Blame – Music takes you – Moving Shadow - 1991
83. Roni Size & Reprazent – Watching windows – Die remix – Talkin' Loud - 1998
84. 2 Bad Mice – Bombscare – Smi)e Communications - 1994
85. Gusto – Disco's revenge – Infrared kru remix - 2003
86. London Elektricity & Robert Owens – Different drum – Hospital - 2003
87. Tribe of Issachar – Champion natty – Congo natty - 1997
88. Calibre & High Contrast – Mr. Majestic – Signature - 2004
89. Souljah – Fade 2 black – Hardleaders - 1998
90. Pendulum – Spiral – Uprising - 2003
91. Roni Size – Strictly social – V recordings - 1999
92. Fresh – Living daylights – Breakbeat Kaos - 2004
93. Nasty Habits – Shadow boxing – The remix – 31 records - 1997
94. Hive – Neo – Violence - 2003
95. Ed Rush & Optical – Funktion – V recordings - 1997
96. Gil Felix – Capoeira – Infrared mix – Infrared - 2003
97. Bad Company – China cup – Prototype - 1999
98. D.Kay - Quiet earth – Renegade - 2002
99. Ed Rush & Optical – Bacteria – Virus - 1999
100. London Elektricity – Cum Dancing – Hospital - 2002