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The Evolution of Drum & Bass

Track the evolution of drum and bass with 24 mixes from 20-plus DJs, covering every year from 1988 to the present day!

An incredibly special show this week - Crissy Criss is joined by Radio 1's Annie Mac to trace the Evolution of Drum & Bass from 1988 to the present day. Over 20 of the biggest DnB DJs from the scene mix up a year of music in 5 minutes, creating a non-stop journey through the history of the genre. From acid house to the current club sound, it's the Evolution of Drum & Bass!

Here's the full line-up:

1988 - Kenny Ken
1989 - Jackknife
1990 - Billy 'Daniel' Bunter
1991 - Slipmatt
1992 - Bailey
1993 - Crissy Criss
1994 - Modified Motion
1995 - Bryan Gee
1996 - Devious D
1997 - Tyke
1998 - Nicky Blackmarket
1999 - Ed Rush
2000 - DJ Profile
2001 - Heist
2002 - Crissy Criss
2003 - Phantasy
2004 - Crissy Criss
2005 - Rollz
2006 - Ruffstuff
2007 - Logan D
2008 - Subzero
2009 - Crissy Criss
2010 - DC Breaks
2011 - Sigma.

3 hours

Music Played

  • De Livin

    Why

    • D-Livin.
  • Calibre

    It's

    • Soul:r.
  • Nookie

    The Sound Of Music

    • Reinforced Records.
  • Zinc Minimix

    • LTJ Bukem

      Horizons

      • Looking Good Records.
    • Dead Dred

      Dred Bass

      • Moving Shadow.
    • Q Project

      Champion Sound

      • Narcotix Inc.
    • Andy C & Shimon

      Quest

      • RAM Records.
    • DJ Zinc

      Super Sharp Shooter

      • Ganja Records.
    • Origin Unknown

      Valley Of The Shadows

      • RAM Records.
    • DJ Zinc

      Six Million Ways To Die

      • Tru Playaz.
    • DJ Hype

      Closer To God

      • True Playaz.
    • DJ Zinc

      On Fire Tonight

      • Ganja Records.
    • Pascal

      A New P Funk Era

      • True Playaz.
    • Adam F

      Circles

      • F Jams.
    • Andy C & Shimon

      Recharge

      • RAM Records.
    • DJ Hype

      Peace Love And Unity

      • True Playaz.
    • Souljah

      Fade 2 Black

      • Hardleaders.
    • DJ Zinc

      Ready Or Not (Hype Remix)

      • White Label.
    • Krust

      Warhead

      • V-Cycle.
    • Ed Rush & Optical

      Funktion

      • V Recordings.
    • DJ SS

      Lighter

      • Formation Records.
    • Adam F

      Metropolis

      • Metalheadz.
    • Moving Fusion

      Turbulence

      • RAM Records.
    • Ram Trilogy

      No Reality

      • RAM Records.
    • M.I.S.T.

      How You Make Me Feel

      • 31 Records.
    • Ed Rush & Optical

      Bacteria

      • Virus Recordings.
    • Ed Rush & Optical

      Watermelon

      • Virus Recordings.
    • Ed Rush & Optical

      Kerbkrawler

      • Virus Recordings.
    • Ed Rush & Optical

      Compound

      • Virus Recordings.
    • Roni Size

      Share The Fall

      • Talkin’ Loud/Mercury.
    • Dillinja

      Go Dillinja

      • Valve Recordings.
    • Ed Rush & Optical

      Alien Girl

      • Prototype Recordings.
    • Roni Size

      Lucky Pressure

      • Talkin’s Loud.
    • Ram Trilogy

      Titan

      • RAM Records.
    • Ryme Tyme

      Move

      • DSC14.
    • Andy C & Shimon

      Bodyrock

      • RAM Records.
    • Digital & Spirit

      Phantom Force

      • Phantom Audio.
    • Die

      Drop Bear

      • Full Cycle Records.
    • DJ Die

      Clear Skyz

      • Full Cycle Records.
    • Jonny L

      Piper

      • XL Recordings.
    • Ed Rush & Optical

      Pacman

      • Ram Trilogy Remix.
    • Solid State

      Just A Vision

      • Mist Remix.
    • Unknown

      Ultra Disease

  • DJ Marky

    Lk

  • Roni Size

    Jazzy Thing

  • DJ Zinc

    Fair Fight

    • Bingo Beats.
  • Lenny Fontana

    Spread Love (Nu-Tone Remix)

    • Hospital Records.
  • Shy FX & T Power

    Shake Your Body

    • Positiva.
  • Shimon

    Hush Hush

    • RAM Records.
  • Bad Company UK

    Torpedo

    • BC Recordings.
  • Mampi Swift

    The One

    • Charge.
  • Roni Size / Reprazent

    Brown Paper Bag

    • Talkin’ Loud Classics.
  • PFM

    The Western

    • Good Looking Records.
  • Konflict

    Messiah

    • Renegade Hardware.
  • Roni Size

    Trust Me

    • Manic.
  • Kraken

    Side Effects

    • Underfire.
  • Distorted Minds

    T 10

    • Kaos Recordings.
  • Bad Company UK

    Planet Dust

    • Prototype Recordings.
  • John B

    Blandwagon Poos

    • Not on Label.
  • Dillinja

    Grimey

    • V Recordings.
  • Hatiras

    Spaced Invaders (J Majik Remix)

    • Infared Recordings.
  • Kosheen

    Hide You (Remix)

    • Moksha Recordings.
  • Pendulum

    Vault

    • 31 Records.
  • Bad Company UK

    The Nine

    • BC Recordings.
  • Badmarsh & Shri

    Signs (Calibre Remix)

    • Highly Blessed Recordings.
  • High Contrast

    Basement Track

    • Hospital Records.
  • DJ Zinc

    Ska

    • True Playaz.
  • DJ Krust ft. Die - Never Can Tell (Full Cycle Records)

    ?

  • DJ Fresh - Signal

  • DJ Zinc

    Casino Royale (Remix)

    • True Playaz.
  • dBridge

    True Romance

    • Metalheadz Platinum.
  • D. Kay

    It's On The Way

    • Soul:r.
  • Pendulum

    Masochist

    • Breakbeat Kaos.
  • Rawhill Cru

    Mo' Fire

    • BC Recordings.
  • Pendulum

    Another Planet

    • Breakbeat Kaos.
  • 2db

    Odyssey

  • Dillinja

    All Aboard

    • Valve Recordings.
  • Dillinja

    In The Grind

    • Valve Recordings.
  • Mr L ft. Super Fly Seven

    Back To Your Roots

    • Mr L Records.
  • High Contrast

    Racing Green

    • Hospital Records.
  • Subfocus

    X Ray

    • RAM Records.
  • Roni Size

    26 Bass

    • Full Cycle Records.
  • Dj Zinc Ft Miss Dynamite

    Freenote

    • True Playaz.
  • Ruffige Cru - Terminator 2

  • Manix

    Feel Real Good

    • KMS.
  • 1988 - Kenny Ken

    • Richie Rich

      Salsa House

      • FFRR.
    • Raze - Break For Love (Metronome)

      ?

    • "Fast" Eddie Smith

      Yo Yo Get Funky (Woo Yea!)

      • DJ International.
    • Index

      Give Me A Sign

      • Big Shot.
    • Starlight

      Numero Uno

      • Disco Magic.
    • Frankie Bones & Lenny Dee

      Just As Long As I Got You

      • Nu Groove.
    • Two Without Hats

      Try Yazz (E.140th St Club Yazz)

      • Micmac.
    • Precious

      Definition Of A Track

      • Big Beat.
  • 1989 – Jackknife

    • Unique 3

      The Theme

      • 10 Records.
    • Corporation of One

      The Real Life

      • Desire Records.
    • Frankie Knuckles

      Tears

      • FFRR.
    • Impedance

      Tainted Love

      • Jumpin’ & Pumpin’.
    • Tony G

      Tony's Song

      • Micmac Records.
    • Renegade Soundwave

      The Phantom (Remix)

      • Mute Records.
    • The Beat Club – Security (Bass Records)

      produced on few labels?

    • Wood Allen

      Airport 89

      • BCM Records.
    • Doug Lazy

      Let It Roll

      • Atlantic.
    • Frankie Bones & Lenny Dee

      Just As Long As I Have You (Club Mix)

      • Nu Groove.
    • Richie Rich

      Salsa House (1989 Remix)

      • FFRR.
  • 1990 - Billy 'Daniel' Bunter

    • Stix Man

      Helter Skelter

    • Xpansions

      Elevation

    • The Ragga Twins

      Spliffhead

      • Shut Up and Dance Records.
    • Sweet Exorcist

      Testone

      • Warp Records.
    • Eon

      The Spice

      • Vinyl Solution.
    • Dynamic Guv’nors

      These Guys are Doper Than Dope

      • Blapps.
    • GTO

      Pure

      • iO Music.
    • Nicolette

      Single Minded People

      • Shut Up and Dance Records.
    • Cybersonik

      Technarchy

      • Champion.
    • The Break Boys

      My House Is Your House

      • Fourth Floor Records.
    • Arthur Baker & The Backbeat Disciples Ft Robert Owens

      Silly Games

      • A&M Records.
    • Gunshot

      Battle Creek Brawl (Instrumental)

      • Vinyl Solution.
    • Cyclone

      A Place Called Bliss

      • Network Records.
    • Rebel MC ft. Tenor Fly

      Wickedest Sound

      • Desire Records.
    • Nation 12

      Listen To The Drummer

      • Rhythm King Records.
    • Shades of Rhythm

      Homicide

      • ZTT.
    • A Homeboy, A Hippie & A Funki Dredd

      Total Confusion

      • Tam Tam Records.
  • LFO

    Lfo

    • Graffitti.
  • The Octagon Man

    Free-er Tan Free

    • Vinyl Solution.
  • T A S

    Make Some Noise

    • Profile Records.
  • Nightmares on Wax

    I'm For Real

    • Warp Records.
  • Petra & Co.

    Just Let Go (Dub)

    • BCM Records.
  • Baby D

    Day Dreaming

    • Production House.
  • Lost

    The Gonzo

    • Perfecto.
  • 4 for Money

    It's A Moment In Time

    • Disco Magic.
  • Eurythmics

    Sweet Dreams (Dave Angel Remix)

    • RCA.
  • Meat Beat Manifesto

    Radio Babylon

    • Nothing Records.
  • Phuture Assassins

    I Like Techno

    • Boogie Times.
  • Nomad

    Devotion

    • Rumour Records.
  • The Blapps Posse

    Don't Hold Back

    • Tribal Bass Records.
  • Meat Beat Manifesto

    Helter Skelter

    • Nothing Records.
  • 4hero

    Mr Kirks Nightmare

    • Reinforced Records.
  • Pink Noise

    Gimme Some More (Energy)

    • Fourth Floor Records.
  • Leftfield

    Not Forgotten

    • Outer Rhythm.
  • Tekno Too

    Feel The Power

    • D-Zone.
  • Robin Wants Revenge

    Robin Wants Revenge

    • Jungle Jam Records.
  • Shut Up and Dance

    Lamborghini

    • Shut Up & Dance Records.
  • Rhythmatic

    Take Me Back

    • Network Records.
  • Ital Rockers

    Ital's Anthem

    • Bassic.
  • N‐Joi

    Malfunction

    • RCA.
  • Joey Beltram

    Energy Flash

    • Transmat.
  • Joi

    Techno Gangsters

    • Deconstruction.
  • M.I.C

    M.I.C - Oobe

  • Language

    Renegade

    • Boss Records.
  • The Ragga Twins

    Hooligan 69

    • Shut Up & Dance Records.
  • N‐Joi

    Anthem

    • Deconstruction.
  • Rebel MC ft. Tenor Fly

    Wickedest Sound

    • Desire Records.
  • Project 1

    Ferrari

    • Tam Tam Records.
  • Rat Pack & Satin Storm

    Grass Hopper

  • Psychotropic

    Hypnosis

    • 02 Records.
  • Plez

    I Can't Stop

    • Plezure Records.
  • Djum Djum

    Difference

    • Outer Rhythm.
  • The Scientist

    Exorcist

    • Kickin Records.
  • West World

    The Slam

    • West.
  • 1991 – Slipmatt

    • The Source - You Got The Love (Eren's Bootleg Mix)

    • The Future Sound of London

      Papua New Guinea

      • Jumpin’ and Pumpin’.
    • Rhythm Section

      Atomik

      • Rhythm Sections Recordings.
    • Success N Effect

      Let The Bass Kick

    • Congress

      40 Miles

      • SPV Recordings.
    • R.A.F.

      We Gonna Get

      • PWL Continental.
    • Alex Lee

      Take It

      • React.
    • Shoot The Moon

      Technophobia

      • Creative Rhythm Records.
    • Shades of Rhythm

      Sweet Sensation

      • ZTT.
    • Tekno Too

      Jetstar

      • D-Zone Records.
    • Dream Frequency ft. Debbie Sharp

      Feel So Real

      • Flarenasch.
    • The Beginning

      Stingray (Stinger Mix)

      • Not On Label.
    • Bass Construction

      Dance With Power

      • Elicit.
    • Electric Choc

      Shock The Beat

      • ZYX Music.
    • Praga Khan

      Rave Alarm

      • Beat Box International.
    • Outlander

      The Vamp

      • R & S Records.
    • Second Phase

      Mentasm

      • R & S Records.
    • Trigger

      Stratosphere

      • Target Records.
    • DJ Seduction

      Hardcore Heaven

      • FFRR.
    • Quadrophonia

      Quadrophonia

      • ARS Productions.
    • Doc Scott

      Surgery

      • Absolute 2 Records.
    • Bizarre Inc

      Playing With Knives

      • Vinyl Solution.
    • SL2

      DJ's Take Control

      • XL Recordings.
    • Zero B

      Lock Up

      • Tripoli Trax.
    • DJ Pc

      Inssomniak

      • Bite Records.
    • Glide

      Alright

      • XL Recordings.
    • Olympia

      Art-Fx (Fx3)

      • Dance Opera.
    • Friends of Matthew

      The Calling

      • Pulse-8 Records.
    • Joey Beltram

      My Sound

      • R & S Records.
    • Love Decade

      So Real

      • All Around The World.
    • Moby

      Go

      • Outer Rhythm.
    • Altern 8

      Activ8

      • Network Records.
    • N‐Joi

      Adrenalin

      • Deconstruction.
    • Razor Boy & Mirror Boy

      Cutter Mix

      • Rabbit City Records.
  • Rat Pack & Satin Storm

    Grass Hopper

  • Psychotropic

    Hypnosis

    • 02 Records.
  • Plez

    I Can't Stop

    • Plezure Records.
  • Djum Djum

    Difference

    • Outer Rhythm.
  • The Scientist

    Exorcist

    • Kickin Records.
  • West World

    The Slam

    • West.
  • 1991 – Slipmatt

    • The Source - You Got The Love (Eren's Bootleg Mix)

    • The Future Sound of London

      Papua New Guinea

      • Jumpin’ and Pumpin’.
    • Rhythm Section

      Atomik

      • Rhythm Sections Recordings.
    • Success N Effect

      Let The Bass Kick

    • Congress

      40 Miles

      • SPV Recordings.
    • R.A.F.

      We Gonna Get

      • PWL Continental.
    • Alex Lee

      Take It

      • React.
    • Shoot The Moon

      Technophobia

      • Creative Rhythm Records.
    • Shades of Rhythm

      Sweet Sensation

      • ZTT.
    • Tekno Too

      Jetstar

      • D-Zone Records.
    • Dream Frequency ft. Debbie Sharp

      Feel So Real

      • Flarenasch.
    • The Beginning

      Stingray (Stinger Mix)

      • Not On Label.
    • Bass Construction

      Dance With Power

      • Elicit.
    • Electric Choc

      Shock The Beat

      • ZYX Music.
    • Praga Khan

      Rave Alarm

      • Beat Box International.
    • Outlander

      The Vamp

      • R & S Records.
    • Second Phase

      Mentasm

      • R & S Records.
    • DJ Seduction

      Hardcore Heaven

      • FFRR.
    • Quadrophonia

      Quadrophonia

      • ARS Productions.
    • Doc Scott

      Surgery

      • Absolute 2 Records.
    • Bizarre Inc

      Playing With Knives

      • Vinyl Solution.
    • SL2

      DJ's Take Control

      • XL Recordings.
    • Zero B

      Lock Up

      • Tripoli Trax.
    • DJ Pc

      Inssomniak

      • Bite Records.
    • Glide

      Alright

      • XL Recordings.
    • Olympia

      Art-Fx (Fx3)

      • Dance Opera.
    • Friends of Matthew

      The Calling

      • Pulse-8 Records.
    • Joey Beltram

      My Sound

      • R & S Records.
    • Love Decade

      So Real

      • All Around The World.
    • Moby

      Go

      • Outer Rhythm.
    • Altern 8

      Activ8

      • Network Records.
    • N‐Joi

      Adrenalin

      • Deconstruction.
    • Razor Boy & Mirror Boy

      Cutter Mix

      • Rabbit City Records.
    • Lennie De Ice

      We Are i.e

      • i.e Records.
    • Shades of Rhythm

      Sound Of Eden

      • ZTT.
  • 2 Bad Mice

    Hold It Down

    • Moving Shadow.
  • SL2

    The Noise

    • Awesome Records.
  • Tronikhouse

    Up Tempo

    • KMS.
  • Blame

    Music Takes You

    • Moving Shadow.
  • M D Emm

    Get Down

    • Detroit House.
  • The Prodigy

    Charly

    • XL Recordings.
  • DJ SS

    The E-Face

    • Formation Records.
  • The House Crew

    Keep The Fire Burning

    • Rams Horn Records.
  • Rachel Wallace

    I Feel This Way

    • Suburban Base Records.
  • Tone Def

    Big Love (Remix)

    • Moving Shadow.
  • SL2

    Way In My Brain

    • XL Recordings.
  • Rebel MC Ft. Tenor Fly & Barrington Levy

    Tribal Bass

    • Desire Records.
  • Manix

    Feel Real Good

    • KMS.
  • Sonz of a Loop da Loop Era

    Far Out

    • Suburban Base Records.
  • Austin

    I Get High

    • Suburban Base Records.
  • The Prodigy

    Everybody in the Place

    • XL Recordings.
  • Praga Khan Ft. Jade 4 U

    Injected With A Poison

    • Profile Records.
  • Urban Shakedown Ft. Mickey Finn

    Some Justice

  • The Prodigy

    Your Love

    • XL Recordings.
  • 1992 – Bailey

    • Awesome 3

      Don't Go

      • Entity.
    • Dance Conspiracy

      Dub War (Chapter 1)

      • Metamorphosis.
    • DJ Edge

      Compnded

      • Edgd.
    • Kicks Like a Mule

      The Bouncer (Housequake Mix)

      • Tribal Bass.
    • Metalheads

      Terminator

      • Synthetic Hardcore Phonography.
    • DJ's Unite

      Volume 1

      • Liquid Wax.
    • Tim Taylor

      The Horn Track

      • Experimental.
    • Satin Storm

      I Think I'm Going Out Of My Head

      • Satin Storm.
    • Jonny L

      Hurt You So (Alright) (The 'Full' Mix)

      • Tuch Wood.
    • Urban Hype

      A Trip To Trumpton

      • Faze 2.
    • The Prodigy

      Out of Space

      • Xl.
  • 1993 - Crissy Criss

    • Conquering Lion

      Dub Plate Special

      • X Project.
    • R-Type

      Jo

      • Awesome Records.
    • M‐Beat

      Rumble

      • Renk Records.
    • Potential Bad Boy

      Lets Go Remix

      • Third Eye Records.
    • Stooge Productions

      We Clarks Can't Bend

    • Krome & Time

      The Slammer

      • Suburban Base Records.
    • Studio2

      Who Jah Bless

      • Jet Star Records.
    • Wots My Code

      Dub Plate

      • XLR8R.
    • M‐Beat

      Surrender

      • Renk Records.
    • Cloud 9

      Mr Logic

      • Moving Shadow.
    • DJ Rap

      Spiritual Aura

      • Proper Talent.
    • Noise Factory

      Can You Feel The Rush

      • Ibiza Records.
    • Foul Play

      Finest Illusion

      • Section 5.
    • The House Crew

      Euphoria (Nino's Dream Remix)

      • Production House.
    • Noise Factory

      Future II

      • 3rd Party.
    • DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer

      In Effect

      • Slammin’ Vinyl.
    • Conquering Lion

      Inah Sound

      • X Project.
  • 1994 – Modified Motion

    • Aladdin

      Warm & Easy

      • Aladdin.
    • Brainkillers

      Screwface

      • 3rd Party.
    • Conquering Lion

      Stamina

      • Mango.
    • Renegade

      Terrorist

      • Moving Shadow.
    • DJ Monk & Tico

      Good Body Girl

      • K.L.P. Records.
    • Marvellous Cain

      Hitman

      • IQ Records.
    • Remarc

      R.I.P.

      • Suburban Base Records.
    • Splash

      Babylon

      • Dee Jay Recordings.
    • Tango

      War For '94 (Badman Remix)

      • IQ Records.
    • The Dream Team

      Stamina

      • Suburban Base Records.
    • DJ Nut Nut

      Special Dedication (Ladies Mix)

      • Hard Step Records.
    • Dillinja

      Sovereign Melody

      • Deadly Vinyl.
    • Omni Trio

      Renegade Snares (Foul Play V.I.P. Remix)

      • Moving Shadow.
    • Firefox & 4 Tree

      Warning (Powder Mix)

      • Philly Blunt Records.
    • Krome & Time

      The Licence

      • Tearin Vinyl.
    • DJ Hype

      Dub Plate Fever

      • Suburban Base Records.
    • Conquering Lion

      Code Red (Wild Apachi Mix)

      • Mango.
    • Leviticus

      Burial (Madamoselle Mix)

      • Philly Blunt Records.
    • Tom and Jerry

      Maxi(Mun) Style

      • Tom & Jerry.

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