Acknowledged to have been first used in US house producer Kevin Saunderson’s 1988 classic Just Want Another Chance, this sound found its way into DnB in 1994’s Terrorist by Renegade (Ray Keith). The Reese bass soon became a firm favourite of DnB producers, and has now featured in thousands of tracks.
The Tech-step pioneers of the late-90s on labels such as No U Turn and Virus perfected the use of the Reese, and over recent years the new wave of Neuro DnB producers have pushed the sound to its limits with innovative use of processing and effects chains. Check Teebee and Calyx’s The Shape Of Things To Come for an example of how far the Reese has come.
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Renegade Hardware: London-based label and clubnight that inspires near-religious devotion among its many fans. Dark, techy and atmospheric, Hardware has been leading the way for over a decade.