|Top 100 Most Important Drum & Bass Tunes|
A GUY CALLED GERALD
Think that acid house classic 'Voodoo Ray' is Gerald Simpson's key contribution to dance music's evolution? His 1992 cut '28 Gun Badboy' is arguably even more influential. Borrowing the breakbeat drums of hardcore but ditching its euphoric impulse, a dubwise sub bassline powers through an ominous production that anticipates the sense of space and atmosphere of what was to come in the ensuing years. A prescient prophecy of the dynamics of the intricate jungle Gerald crafted on his classic, sometimes overlooked 1995 LP 'Black Secret Technology'.
[Author: ALLAN MCGRATH, CARL LOBEN, BEN MURPHY, JOE ROBERTS, NEIL KULKARNI, WHISKY KICKS, RUDEBOY RUPERT, JAMES KENYON & CHARLIE SMALL]