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When 31 Records boss Doc Scott snapped up a track by the name of Vault that had just arrived in his AIM inbox from an unknown Ozzie production outfit called Pendulum, he never could have predicted the gargantuan impact that three rockers from Perth would have on drum ‘n’ bass.
More scene-shredding 12s followed and by the time they released their debut LP Hold Your Colour for Fresh and Adam F’s BBK label, Pendulum had become one of the very biggest and most loved names in DnB.
Fast forward seven years, and that adoration has turned sour, with many DnB fans avowed enemies of the three guys from Australia who dared to do something different after they’d reached the top of the DnB tree. Now signed to Warner, Pendulum are a full live act, playing their own brand of DnB-influenced electronic rock as demonstrated on their second LP In Silico to tens of thousands of screaming teens at festivals around the world.
For an idea of just how deep the hatred for these guys runs within puritanical DnB circles, just check the legendary thread on Dogsonacid.com.
Pulp Fiction by Alex Reece: A landmark track in the arrival of the 2-step era, this is one of the most soulful DnB tracks ever produced and still sounds as fresh as ever, despite being nearly 15 years old.